Still travel-related…

I’ve been going to all these places to keep my mind off thoughts of you, but each time I end up somewhere where I think I’m as far from you as possible, I find myself doing something foolish such as seeing your smile in the sunrise, writing your name in the sand, or wanting so much to hold your hand when I’m walking by my lonesome in some city at night.

Maybe I’m not going away far enough.  I don’t know.  But so far, nothing works.  I always try and I always fail.

I can not escape you.

Weight loss update

Left: October 2011; Right: September 2012

Well, it took one long year, but I think I’m now finally showing obvious signs of weight loss.  The photo on the left was taken in October of last year at Poctoy White Beach in Marinduque, a day after my very first mountain climb with HLGG.  At that time, I tipped the scales at more than 200 pounds due to a daily diet of half a gallon of ice cream and all sorts of junk food and fast food meals. Continue reading

Old shoes, new shoes

This blog entry was supposed to be just about my recent shoe purchase, but at some point, I realized that there’s a story to be told and so I just sort of let it go along.

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I’ve been doing a lot of hiking and mountain climbing lately and after much consideration, I came to the decision that I needed to buy better hiking shoes. Continue reading

When having a conventional job gets in the way of traveling

Bali, Indonesia (photo courtesy of Jen Adams Juan)

Last Monday, my dear friend from college, Jen Adams Juan, was feverishly trying to call me up, text me, tweet me and message me in every possible way.  Unfortunately, it was at a time of day when I was asleep prior to my night shift.  I was therefore not able to immediately respond to her many attempts to get ahold of me.  Once I woke up and read her messages, I realized that I’ve read what was probably the best and worst message I have ever received. Continue reading