Because today is throwback thursday! Here’s a throwback to me without braces on. Hahaha :D
Conquering Mt. Tapyas in Coron, Palawan
2nd day tour
This blog should’ve been posted a while now but I was busy a few months ago so forgive me if it took me a lot of months to finish this review. :)
Mt. Tapyas is one of the popular destinations of the place in Coron town in the province of Palawan. It is one of the mountains in Busuanga which has a huge cross at the peak of the mountain.
The climb to its the peak will take you less than an hour but of course, may also vary depending on your physical condition. wink wink. Mt. Tapyas may be reached through a cemented stair with approximately 724 steps. It’s a good thing to visit there early in the morning as it serves as an exercise before you go island hopping. :)
The “Sleeping Giant”, a famous landmark in Busuanga, Palawan. This rock formation (in the shape of a giant laying flat in the sea) is actually part of Coron Island. It is best viewed from the top of Mt. Tapyas.
The view of Mt. Tapyas.
My climb to the top was sort of exhausting since I haven’t been exercising for more than a month now so I already expected to have sore legs the next day. :)))
The trail to its summit consists of 700+ steps but was safe and comfortable enough since it was paved and concrete. Also, there are handrails along the trail to help you pull yourself up in case you can’t handle the climb anymore. Hahaha!
After a long, tiring trek, a huge steel cross greeted us as we reached the peak of Mt. Tapyas. (I’m sorry I wasn’t able to secure a picture of the huge cross)
TADAAAA! Breathtaking, isn’t it? We were drenched in sweat when we reached the viewing deck. But, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view. You should climb the Mt. Tapyas because its worth the effort! The picture itself doesn’t even do it justice. :)
There is also a spacious view deck with cemented benches on the summit of the mountain where tourists can see the spectacular and panoramic view of Coron.
TIP: The best time is at sunset to see the magnificent changing colors of the sky from orange, shocking red, yellow, violet…a kaleidoscope of colors and views. For the nature lover, it assaults the senses.
Keep posted with our island hopping in Coron this week! :)
There are times when we feel like giving up. But remember that God is teaching us to trust in His timing. Don’t be in a hurry, don’t be impatient. Don’t try to force doors to open. Don’t try to make things happen in your strength. Let God do it His way. He has a timetable for all our heart’s desires.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)— Ate Demi
“Both countries formalized their agreement on Thursday granting Filipino passport holders visa-free entry to Myanmar for 14 days for business and tourism purposes.”
For those who love to travel, I brought good news in town! My sister tagged me to this website and it announces that MYANMAR is open for tourism… wait! wait for it! It says that there’s no more VISA required to travel in the country.
Again. Filipino tourists may now visit Myanmar without a visa. YAAAY! I’m sure this will provide Filipinos greater opportunities “to see the beauty of Myanmar.” Ain’t that a good news to all the travelers? Hoping to visit this place soon in God’s time!
That smile could end wars and cure cancer.— John Green
Doesn’t it excite your tastebuds every time you see these cute and delicious things?
Married or not married. You should read this!
This is a story I read a long time ago and I’m reposting it to give others the chance to read and learn from this story.
When I got home that night my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking about divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.
My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.
Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.
Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.
But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.
That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….
The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.
So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!
If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.
If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Wow! Thank you so much! God bless you :D
Christianity is not a religion to just make you feel good, I can assure you. I do not love God simply because He loves and looks out for me, not because it makes me “feel good,” but because He saw how terrible of a person I was and saved me from myself and from an eternal separation from Him. He does make me feel good, yes, but He does bring conviction at times when things are wrong in my life and He brings suffering when I need it. He humbles me, He breaks me, He raises me up. He is not an idea, He is a living Savior. He does so much more than make me “feel good.”
I think Christianity and Jesus have more credibility than you think, anon. Even nontheists admit that Jesus’ story and claims were unique among all other religious leaders of His time. He claimed to be the Son of God and Man (Matt. 26:63-64), something no other religious leader claimed during His time. What is even more unique is that of all the religious deities, the God of Christianity is the only One who chooses to humble Himself and become lowly for the sake of those who were created to serve Him. Born of a virgin, crucified, buried, resurrected (the very centerpiece of Christianity is the resurrection, and without it Scripture says our faith is absolutely pointless), and ascended with a promise to return, Christ’s story is certainly one that stands out among other religions. To imply that all religions and religious leaders are basically the same is, frankly, ignorant.
Wow. One of the greatest things I’ve ever read.
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Hey folks! Hope you all are enjoying time off as much as I am. Because tonight is not going to be that boring night because me and my sisters are going to watch SHREK in 3D! :D
How to watch 3D movies :)