We were looking up desperately hoping the clouds in the firmament would vanish even just at midnight for we were going to witness this rare phenomenon, the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs once a year. We screamed our hearts out that this moment would be perfect as we desired it to be. We prayed to see that magic in the sky but God forbade us to see it. Instead He sent heavy rains, thunder and lightning as if there was festivity in heaven. We were dismayed for a moment as shown by the faces of frustration from all of us. But I won’t let this adventure fail. I won’t let this speck of negativity dishearten us.
Below is a list about some great things that made me happy despite the failure of seeing our expectations:
1. Getting there
To start with this adventure, two of my friends brought their motorbikes. So we hitched on their bikes and off we went to the mountains.It was a hell of a crazy, bumpy ride. The road was narrow, rough and muddy. It was a deadly ride if maneuvered wrongly but fun when done the right way. The feeling of trying an uphill bike ride for the first time was scary but was an awesome experience. Another milestone I’ve reached ever since I started going outdoors.
2. Reunion of friends
Having good friends is truly a blessing. This is one of the reasons why I am grateful everyday. Meeting new friends is great, too, especially when we are somehow connected with our passion for the outdoors. I have made a lot of friends since I started going out. And seeing them from time to time makes me happy especially when we could find time to bond again to make lasting memories and to make this friendship even stronger.
3. This kind of morning.
Malubog is by far my favorite camping site. I love the scene and the serenity of the place. The morning scenery here was so magnificent that I couldn’t stop capturing photos, haha! So, here are my photos of this beautiful Malubog morning.
Don’t let a speck of negativity put you down. Always look at the brighter side of life. You’ll never know that great and beautiful things are just lurking at the corner. You just have to refocus and change your perspective in life. Slowly, gradually accept changes and do something positive about them. Let the happenings surprise you. After all, when what you expect is what you get does not bring much happiness. It’s sort of boring, right? Haha!
How to get here in case you like to go camping here in Malubog
From JY Mall, ride a habal-habal and tell the driver to take you to Malubog or Kan-irag Golf Course. The fare is Php50.00. From the drop off point, just hike for 15-30 minutes to the site. As of this writing, the place where we camped had no entrance or any other fees. Thus, when you camp, respect the place and don’t ever, ever litter. Always follow the “leave no trace” policy.
Update: It’s restricted to camp at Malubog Golf Course. However you can camp at its neighboring side, which is in Sirao.
Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them in Malubog. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potato adventure.
P.S. Let me tell you a secret
I’m going to share a little secret which somehow helped me to overcome some petty negativities I encountered in my daily life. This secret was passed on to me by a good friend and I’m going to share it with you, too. So here it goes . . . You stand over a table, put your hands on the table, take a deep and long breath, and say these magic words by Stephen King: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
I tell you, after this you’re going to live happily ever after. Haha! Wink. 😉
Can you relate with this story? Have you experienced this, that somehow your expectations became naught? If so, tell me about it. I would love to hear from you? Please connect thru my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes. OH YESSS! Thanks for visiting.