Me, a year and 13 days ago, after watching the sunrise over at Mt. Pulag. :)
I cannot believe this was only taken January the year prior.
2013 was such an incredibly packed year—a huge chunk of it (and 2012!) was spent demolishing my recently completed 30 Before 30 bucket list. Climbing this mountain—one of the Philippines’ highest peaks—was item no. 22.
With the new decade ahead of me, it’s high time I create a new one. I’ll be coming up with a 35 Before 35 project soon—I think five years is enough time to accomplish bigger, grander goals, don’t you think? :D
For now, my 2014 to-do list is to hit as many places in the Philippines as possible, especially off-the-beaten-path destinations near Manila where I live. After crossing off a number of local destinations from my 30 Before 30 project, I firmly believe that my late aunt—God bless her soul—was on to something when she told me to explore my country first before I go off exploring the world. There is definitely a lot of crazy beautiful places in the Philippines if you know where to look. I guess you can expect more PH-related entries from this blog this year—here’s to hoping I convince the lot of you to make my country your next holiday destination. Cheers! ;)