Mountain of Thoughts: Love Your Self

Love your self enough to take care of your self. Training is hard – all that strength and endurance building – but finding time to rest can be a lot harder. If you want to keep doing what you love doing, then clean up your machine, replace the broken parts, oil those rusty edges. So…

Mountain of Thoughts: How do you introduce yourself?

The most difficult thing I experience whenever I start something new – say a new website, a new account in a social netwoking site, or just simply meeting new people for the first time – is introducing myself. How do I introduce myself? Where do I even start? Okay, I told them my name…and then…

Mountain of Thoughts: 2017 Hiking Challenge

Last year I developed a passion for the mountains, thanks to the openness of Japanese mountains to solo travelers. I was able to explore the ones surrounding Tokyo, and then I summitted Mt Fuji right on the last day of its climbing season. When I came back to the Philippines, I made sure to never…

Mountain of Thoughts: Hiwada and Monomi

It’s strange that it’s so easy for me to get in touch with nature, attach myself to the calm rustling of trees, the coolness of rivers after a day’s hike, be at peace with the silence of the woods.. Yet I find it so difficult to get in touch with mankind. To that I start…

Mountain of Thoughts: Kobe

My sight gets blurry sometimes. When I open my eyes the haze overwhelms me. Just like that moment when I climbed a mountain to see the whole of Kobe. The picture was not too clear, not too detailed, but it was enough for me to see the big picture of it, and it was wonderful to realize how…

Mountain of Thoughts: Abeno Harukas

My mind is a million criss-crossing roads. Too many intersections, too many dead ends, too many ways a thought can go around and around in circles. With no way of finding peace. No hope of finding one path to follow and focus there and settle. Too many roads to the unknown. Where do I start?…