C L I M B 6

Mt. Batulao

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
P S A L M 19:1-4

Nasugbu Batangas
Night Trek | August 9, 2014
CLECK Family:K’Noel, K’Rey, K’Mike, K’Dennis, Jorge,AÇhe, A’Gie, Nikka, & Kris
Photo Credit: Mr. Mike Alaric Sabug
Information : http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2007/08/mt-batulao-811.html

The cool weather in Mt. Batulao is a pleasant escape from the city. The moment you arrive at the Evercrest Golf Course – the jumpoff – you will feel the same coolness felt by the visitors of Tagaytay. And this temperature will be with you all the way, especially during the months of January and February, where it is usually dry and cool.

There are days, on the other hand, when Mt. Batulao can feel like a desert – very hot and humid – owing to the exposed nature of its trails, which also makes it prone to muddiness during the wet season (June to October). On the other hand, Mt. Batulao is usually visited by winds that make any climb – hot or cool – refreshing. This combination of elements make Mt. Batulao a very interesting destination.

But that’s not all. The landscapes of Batulao are quite remarkable; and although the view remains basically the same throughout the trek, the rolling slopes, through which trail pass by, and the new variety afforded by two major trails – the “Old Trail” and the “New Trail”, makes Batulao one of the most popular dayhikes or near-Manila hikes. It is favored not only for the pleasantness of the hike, but also because it makes for a very good training climb.



Three feet tall and full of questions
You must have thought I was the smartest man alive
I didn’t have all the answers
To every little how and where and why

Like Daddy, why’s the sky so blue today?
Does Jesus really hear me when I pray?
When I grow up, will I be just like you?
Will I be tall and strong and brave?

There is no power on earth like your fathers’ love
So big and so strong as your father’s love
A promise that’s sacred, a promise from heaven above
No matter where you go, always know
You can depend on your father’s love

Especially when it’s cold, especially when you’re lonely
When your little heart is just trying to find it’s way
I know the world is always changing
But, remember son, that some things never change

And even when my life on earth is through
There will still be a part of me in you
‘Cause some things are forever
Nothing’s ever gonna take my love from you

There is no power on earth like your father’s love
So big and so strong as your father’s love
A promise that’s sacred, a promise from heaven above
Did I hug enough, did I care enough?
When you most needed me, aas I there enough?
Enough to make you feel the power of your father’s love

-Gary Valenciano



Climb with my cousins and new friends last January 31, 2014 🙂

#Mt. Romelo or Siniloan River – The Siniloan River (Tagalog: Ilog ng Siniloan), also known as the Romelo River, is a river system that runs through Siniloan, Laguna on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is one of 21 River tributaries of Laguna de Bay and is regularly monitored by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) through one of its 15 river monitoring stations.

The river’s headwaters can be found in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, particularly Mount Romelo for which the river is often alternately named. In this part of the river, a number of falls have become popular destinations amongst mountaineers, with a reputation for clear waters and a reasonably easy trek. The river then heads down into the coastal plains, going through the main population area of the Municipality of Siniloan before finally emptying into Laguna de Bay.


When you C L I M B, don’t get exhausted.

When you C L I M B, don't get exhausted.

#CLECK Mountaineers @ Mt. Tapulao 🙂
#photo credit: Gie Rodica

It’s fun if you don’t force yourself and get too tired. It’s not that hard if you enjoy the climb. Don’t just climb to reach the peak. Climb because you enjoy every single step you take to reach there. Don’t just keep your eyes to the peak you need to reach. Change it to the great view around you. And when you look down, see how high you already climb. It’s more fun to do.

If you climb and keep thinking how far it’s still needed to reach that peak, it will be super exhausting. Don’t get too tired. Sometimes you need some rest and enjoy things where you stand.It’s fun if you know how to enjoy the CLIMB.


#Mount Tapulao – is the tallest mountain in the Zambales Mountain range and in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. The peak, which rise to an elevation of 2,037 metres, is located in the municipality of Palauig, Zambales. (wikipedia)

Ready And Waiting

It’s not that I don’t love you
I hope you understand
Because of what you’re choosing
I cannot be your friend
But oh how I’d love to take your hand
And lead you away from where you stand
But I can’t walk beside you
On a road we know is wrong
It breaks my heart to leave you
In a place you don’t belong
And god knows I want to stand by you
But until the day you love what’s true

I’ll be ready and waiting
Here for you
As soon as you find
Nothing satisfies your thirsty eyes
Then you’ll see
What I had to leave

I know you think you’re alright
But you cannot deny
Your life was so much better
When you lived it in the light
I know what it’s like to live a lie
To feel like you’re broken deep inside
I know how it hurts to cross the line
So until you’re left that world behind

I’ll be ready and waiting
Here for you
As soon as you find
Nothing satisfies
Your thirsty eyes
Then you’ll see
Oh I hope you see soon

I know what it’s like to live a lie
To feel like you’re broken deep inside
I know how it hurts to cross the line
So until you’re left that world behind

I’ll be ready and waiting
Here for you
As soon as you find
Jesus satisfies
Your thirsty eyes
Then you’ll see
What I had to leave

Very Touching Mother Facts !

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons.You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.

When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays.You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.

When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school.You thanked her by screaming, “I’M NOT GOING!”

When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball.You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor’s window.

When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream.You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.

When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons.You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.

When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastics to one birthday party after another.You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.

When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the movies.You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.

When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV shows.You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.

Those teenage years When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming.You thanked her by telling her she had no taste.

When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.

 When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.

 When you were 16, she taught you how to driver her car.You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.

When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.You thanked her by being on the phone all night.

When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.

Growing old and gray When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus, carried your bags.You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn’t be embarrassed in front of your friends.

When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone.You thanked her by saying, “It’s none of your business.”

When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future.You thanked her by saying, “I don’t want to be like you.”

When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation.You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.

When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.

When you were 24, she met your fiance and asked about your plans for the future.You thanked her by glaring and growling, “Muuhh-ther, please!”

When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you.You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.

When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby. You thanked her by telling her, “Things are different now.” When you were 40, she called to remind you of an relative’s birthday.You thanked her by saying you were “really busy right now.

” When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her.You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children.

 And then, one day, she quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder. “Rock me baby, rock me all night long.” “The hand who rocks the cradle…may rock the world”.

 Let us take a moment of the time just to pay tribute/show appreciation to the person called MOM though some may not say it openly to their mother. There’s no substitute for her. Cherished every single moment. Though at times she may not be the best of friends, may not agree to our thoughts, she is still your mother!!! She will be there for you…to listen to your woes, your braggings, your frustations, etc.

 Ask yourself…..have you put aside enough time for her, to listen to her “blues” of working in the kitchen, her tiredness??? Be tactful, loving and still show her due respect though you may have a different view from hers.

Once gone, only fond memories of the past and also regrets will be left.