4.) Throwback time! Share an old photo and tell us about it.
I was with my co-alumni friends from high school. We went on a hike. I believe that picture was taken at Mount Maculot in Batangas (Philippines), my second climb there. That was I think 2007 or 2008. I can't be sure though. My memory's not good these times.
From high school, yes, but high school no more at the time. We were way beyond from graduating secondary school, well, at least for most of us. You see, we were a bunch of graduates from The Sisters of Mary School who have taken liking to mountaineering. Though you can only see girls at the picture, we were quite a lot. I'm not sure where the boys had been hiding at the time or why we decided on a girls-picture only but well, it was cute. We call ourselves ASMSI Mountaineering Society then.
Mount Maculot is located in Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines. It is a good start if one is planning to pursue mountaineering as more than a summer getaway. It has shorter trail than most (at least through to the campsite) though a steep one. From there, one can go to the rockies or the summit, or both. Mount Maculot's summit is the second highest point in Batangas. Mount Maculot offers spectacular views of the Taal Lake and even the Taal Volcano.
That's me at the very left wearing gray long sleeves, ponytailed.
I love looking at the picture:
- To reminisce good times with friends who I knew after high school. We were not classmates and very few of us actually met at the campus. But there's a bond that connects us and makes us family. (I'll share this part of my life in another entry, hopefully soon).
- To remind myself that I also had fun during my younger years. I experienced, explored and enjoyed what life has to offer. That I had not really really wasted my youth. That there are some things, some people, places I can look back to. That, what I am now were because of what I was.
- To, you know, just let me see my own self years before. Just how slim and able I used to be. How I can don on pretty little clothes without so much fretting about the fit. I've grown so much bigger now. Way. It's difficult to even run a mile more so climb a mountain. But this photo makes me remember that I can always go back to where I was, to what I was.
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