Featured at Blogspot on June 16, 2011
ONCE UPON A TIME in Banilad, Cebu City in September 2009, I meet two foreigners inside the Gustavian Restaurant. Both were very amiable and they look like veterans of sleeping more than a thousand nights under the stars. One is an American who goes by the name of Thomas Moore and the other is Welsh, William Rhys-Davies. Both are old-school outdoorsmen in the purest sense of the word.
Over swigs of beer, we were talking about
Featured at the Warrior Pilgrimage Blog on May 14, 2011
IN MY PRIME, DURING the early '90s, I have climbed the Babag Mountain Range four times. I laugh at the thought as I reminisce. That's a far cry from what I am doing now as a mere old man: twenty-four times a year. That's twice a month!
Do I feel good? Obviously, YES! I not only perspire a lot but I have increased my resistance to cold and heat and fatigue threefold. Besides I could do it alone. Rain or shine...
Featured at pinoyapache.blogspot.com on April 25, 2011.
THE TALL MARINE manning the gate gave me a hard punch on the solar plexus. I winced and retreated away when the Marine raised his Armalite, butt first, towards me. I faked the hurt so I could evade his aggressive challenge and the impending rifle butt blow. I succeeded there but I bade goodbye to my dinner and my freedom...READ MORE (Press CTRL + mouse click)
First published on April 11, 2011.
MY CELLPHONE DELIVERED its message at four dawn. It woke me up! It is cold and it is November 17, 2010. Gotta go and catch a fastcraft for the port of Ormoc and an overland trip to Tacloban City in Leyte. A package laying idle in Ormoc City needs to be delivered to Tacloban ASAP...READ MORE (Press CTRL + mouse click)
First published on April 1, 2011
THE CERES BUS arrive two-and-a-hours later in Daanbantayan, Cebu for a trip that normally take four hours. By God, the bus flied. It is still 3:30 AM and still too early for 6:00 AM boat...READ MORE (Press CTRL + mouse click)