Tag Archives: Adventure

1000 Things I Need To Do Before 2016 (Part 1)

12 Dec

First 100 of my bucket list 🙂

1. Fall in love
2. Have a boyfriend. Hahaha
3. Have a job
4. See Mark Salling
5. Meet and have an autograph of Cecelia Ahern
6. Watch Coldplay’s concert
7. Watch Snow Patrol’s concert
8. Watch Maroon 5’s concert
9. Eat exotic food
10. Travel to a new destination alone
11. Buy La Sardina Camera – Metal Edition
12. Collect all Diana F+ Lens
13. Own 1000 books
14. Lose weight
15. Be physically fit
16. Own at least 10 pairs of killer heels; and
17. At 5 pairs of boots
18. Read at list 20 classic novels; and
19. 20 Mangas
20. Plant a tree
21. Have a greenhouse
22. Buy a new keyboard instrument
23. Cook food for my friends
24. Have a house party and invite my friends
25. Go skinny-dipping
26. Draw my own portrait
27. Write message in a bottle
28. Write letters to my future kids
29. Write sorry and thank you letter to my parents
30. Join a contest; and
31. Win it
32. Learn how to drive
33. Own a bicycle
34. Hold hands with the one I love while walking at the beach
35. Have a total make-over
36. Go to Glendale, California and visit my friend, Nicole
37. Meet my online friends here in WordPress
38. Run a marathon for a cause
39. Donate a blood
40. Visit an orphanage; and
41. Home for the aged
42. Help in times of calamity
43. Be a good friend
44. Own a LV bag
45. Learn how to play guitar; and
46. Drums
47. Speak different language
48. Buy a new laptop using my own money
49. Read a novel for only one day
50. Ride a roller coaster
51. Be happy. 🙂
52. Treat someone special
53. Get rid of my mental illness
54. Take the board exam
55. Try parasailing/windsurfing; and
56. Wakeboarding
57. Blog everyday for 2 weeks
58. Spend 24 hours with one of bestfriend
59. Laugh as if there’s no tomorrow
60. Give food to the beggars
61. Go to Manila Ocean Park
62. Give my mom a present
63. Party all night!!!
64. Design my own house
65. Let someone dear to me read my private blog
66. Give my favorite item to someone special
67. Make a delicious dessert
68. Ride a horse
69. Try to live in a farm (without TV, phone, internet)
70. Sleep for 15 hours straight
71. Visit 100 church
72. Listen to my family
73. Have my first real kiss (with someone I love)
74. Sing in front of my friends
75. Try not to smoke for one year
76. Hug someone special to me
77. Ask someone to go one a date
78. Fly a kite
79. Be someone’s mentor
80. Finish reading the Harry Potter’s series
81. Learn how to speak French
82. Visit Palawan
83. Attend a friend’s wedding
84. Throw a surprise birthday party for a friend.
85. Compose a song
86. Visit Barnes N Noble and buy books there
87. Mountain climb
88. Own s Powerbooks Membership card; and
89. Fullybooked Membership Card; and
90. Laking NBS Card
91. Own a house
92. Own a car
93. Sleep under the stars
94. Learn to say NO when I really mean it
95. Meet my 3 siblings
96. Hug my father
97. Sponsor a kid in World Vision
98. Adopt a dog
99. Be a vegetarian for one month
100. Invent a new dish

Mt. Samat (Dambana ng Kagitingan/Shrine of Valor)

27 Nov

It all started when I made a list of places I’ve want to visit in the Philippines. I called my friend and asked him to come with me and then he invited his cousin(he’s also our friend). So yesterday(Nov. 26), we went to Mt. Samat together with other hundreds of Bataenos for the Diocese of Bataan’s Annual Pilgrimage. It took us almost 3 hours of non-stop walking/hiking before we reached the peak of the mountain.

I’m from Bataan, and I’ve been to Mt. Samat twice but I don’t have pictures. So this’s the third I’m going to the historical mountain in Bataan. The Mt. Samat! As you can see in the pictures, there is a giant cross at the peak of the mountain. This is symbol of heroism of the Filipino soldiers who fought for the Filipino’s independence against the Japanese colonization. Former President Ferdinand Marcos was the one responsible why we, Bataenos, have this historical place. FYI, he’s one of the Filipino soldiers. It is also one of the most beautiful places here in Bataan aside from the beaches, forest, hanging bridge, etcetera.

Aside from the giant cross (also known as Dambana ng Kagitingan / Shrine of Valor), there is also a museum. You can see photos of the World War II, different kinds of guns, bombs and the likes which they used during the war. There is also a big map of the peninsula of Bataan.

It’s not easy going to Mt. Samat. It hurt my feet. I almost had an astha attack. I almost gave up but I still tried. When I reached the peak, there was a strange feeling. A feeling of euphoria. It felt like my dream were coming true. Going to Mt. Samat gave me strength to face the challenges I have to face in life. The only reason I’d decided to go there was to travel. It’s just for fun and adventure. But you know what, this one simple travel of mine to Mt. Samat taught me TWO things:

IF YOU WANT TO REACH THE TOP OF YOUR SUCCESS, YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD AND FACE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

and;

NEVER GIVE-UP YOUR DREAM WHATEVER COMES YOUR WAY. 🙂