Miscellaneous, Travel

Baliktanaw: Japan 2019

Going to Japan was a life changing experience. Coming from a sinking, third world country like the Philippines, it was a feast for my eyes to see how efficient everything could be. And although I know that it’s not all butterflies and rainbows over there, it’s now one of my favorite places to visit. In my post-Japan daily life, I often find myself remembering all the things I experienced and that gives me that extra push to work a little bit harder so I can save up for another visit.

In the meantime, I might as well write a blog about my first visit to the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are some ramblings about Japan and the memorable things I liked and observed.

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Mt. 387 + Aloha Falls Traverse

Sunday
June 23, 2019

Because bebelabs is finishing her Asia Trail Master Grandmaster quest in Malaysia with the Penang Eco 100, I had a free weekend where I didn’t have anything planned. So I used it to finally hike a mountain I haven’t been to before, Mt. 387. This is my hike account.

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Fitness, Travel

Takbo: Echigo Country Trail 2019

Sunday
June 16, 2019

I never expected to go on an out-of-the-country trip this year, but life works mysteriously and that led to me being at the starting line for the Echigo Country Trail in Japan. Here is my account of my first international race. Continue reading “Takbo: Echigo Country Trail 2019”

Fitness, Hike, Travel

Takbo: Survivor 50 | SandRoadTrail2019

Sunday
May 26, 2019

After my first DNF at the Salomon Xtrail, I lost the will to live. Char. I tried my luck at the next 50 kilometer race which was the Survivor 50 | SandRoadTrail2019. This is the account of my adventure in the province of Sariaya, Quezon.

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Fitness, Hike, Travel

Takbo: Arriba Makariba 2019

Sunday
May 5, 2019

It’s been a while since my last race report. After finishing the Mt. Apo Sky and Vertical race last month, I was ready to get some rest and relaxation away from the trails. But circumstances found me still out on the trails during the weekend. Not that I’m complaining! Here is a brief account of my experience in the recent Arriba Makariba 2019.

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Takbo: Cordillera Mountain Ultra 2019

Sunday
March 10, 2019

Here’s my account of the 2019 Cordillera Mountain Ultra, a race I didn’t see myself running, and the events that led up to me finishing it. You can also read last year’s report for more on this race’s history.

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