Burot Beach Calatagan Batangas sidetrip Cape Santiago Lighthouse
Renante MinaWednesday, March 25, 2015 1 comments

From Burot Beach with Loves

     In this crazy wonderful world, all we wanted is just have some time alone, get away and escape from the reality of life. Others would perhaps have a good body massage at the spa to relax, some may watch movie with their confidante or it could be a drink ‘til you drop of emperador lights, kwatro kantos or pulang kabayo with the “tropa”. Different doings yet one meaning - Unwind! 

Bulacan Adventure: Mt. Balagbag, Maranat, Lioness Back and Rhino Rock and Pinagrealan Cave
Renante MinaFriday, March 20, 2015 3 comments

Mt. Balagbag

     Meeting time is at Jollibee Tungko by 7AM-8AM.  We’re just 5 in a group; originally, the plan is just the two of us (first adventure together sana) however God is really good why we decided to invite some friends for this trip. Later part, you’ll know why. Hehe.  Yam, Dian and Roma came in just in time. After our breakfast, we started our tour via jeepney from Tungko to Licao-Licao at P28. With full of excitement we ascended around 10AM, luckily there is a jeepney heading to Mt. Balagbag-Mt. Maranat intersection, the driver let us get in, yey! We saved time and energy for almost an hour - free ride it is! Rock, baby rock...

View along the wide trail

SULOng SULU: A school-year-ender collection drive for used school supplies for SULU
Renante MinaTuesday, March 17, 2015 0 comments

     My good friend Ian Limbonis is asking for support for his project so instead of binning your used pencils and pen to trash, think of the kids who'd be happy to use those spare lead and ink.  Read his writeup about his outreach project in Sulu and visit also the other links. - Manong Unyol

As I go along in my trips, i realized travelling is not just a leisure; Although, yes, it starts that way. The more you explore and seek, the more of this earth that you see.. Pollution, Poverty, Violence, etc.- not always a great beach, falls, river, mountain, etc.

Mt. Pulag Akiki trail - Bob Marley to Infinity!
Renante MinaThursday, March 5, 2015 0 comments

     In a world of adventure, aside from running, wall climbing, rappelling, (eating and drinking in between, hehe) mountain hiking is one of those things that I got addicted to since I became single. LOL. What’s with this venture? None whatsoever in particular. All I need is some time alone, fresh air to gasp, escape far away from the metro and above all, I want to be with nature!

     Just to hear the terms “sea of clouds, hanging bridge, pine trees, killer trail, layering and fogs”, I am more than excited to conquer the third highest peak in the Philippines-Mount Pulag in Benguet, I really consider this as first on my bucket list this year and yes, it was last February 20-22, 2015 when I had my “me time” and sniff into my addiction again!

Day 1 – The Tough Me! (02/20/2015)

I inspired to run
Renante MinaTuesday, February 10, 2015 1 comments

     For being hiatus in outdoor activities like hiking trails, I gained almost 10Kgs. I decided to work out again and to be physically fit and to try running because I got inspired with my friend who’s also passionate in road running and trail running she already attended many races here in the Philippines. One of her favorite quotes is 

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come I first, in the middle of the pack or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” – Fred Lebow