Friday, April 04, 2008

Not a Princess Anymore

i'd always go the beach than in the mountains. i'd rather swim and go diving than go mountain climbing or trekking. and to think i don't know how to swim ha.

why? it's because i'm not fit for it. i remember when i was in college, our exams for PE1 was to go hiking/camping. and the first time i hiked (Peak 2), it literally took me four hours than the normal two to reach the place, and also twice the time in going down. as in i became popular in the group coz i was really the last and i was always falling (diba Dax?). thankfully there had been those kind enough to help me all throughout. yup, they were laughing at me from time to time but still they would help me. the next day, literally bodyaches and patay na kuko for me.

that is why i am so proud of myself last weekend when we went to to Anawangin Cove/Capones Island (and i'm really linking Ferdz and not Wikipedia. Ferdz, you should pay me). what we thought would just be a short and easy walk turned out to be a really tiring one. and not really easy. a rocky trail, and we're just wearing havs/flipflops.

but what amazed me was the fact that i was able to finish it. and i was not the last one.. especially, since there are times that those ahead of me are really ahead and i can't see them. then there are times i can't see those ahead and behind me. i was just alone and i would fall, with no one to see and help me. and yet i was able to stand again and finish it!!

it may sound shallow but if you'll ask my PE classmates, they would really be surprised. when i was on my own, i realized that i am such an adventurer now. not anymore a princess who would always need a knight in shining armor. just from time to time. hehe. and i am not that clumsy or unbalanced person anymore. promise! it was really an amazing achievement fo me.

and to the tacsiyapo girls/abet's angels, i'm really glad i followed. ang saya! :)

another topic.. last week, i just woke up one day and felt that some people are praying for me. it was a nice feeling. thank you to all those who pray for me. thank you! thank you! thank you! you just don't know how much i appreciate that and how much it helps me. thanks :)

*picture c/o oros. (oros, kinuha ko na ha. khet di pa tyo friends. hehe)


kyels said...

You'll still be a princess to a knight whom will sweep you up one day. Pero, it's good that you managed to finish the hike!


TK said...

Your Highness, the ability to Kick ass doesn't make one less of a royalty.

Capones, eh? I remember reading something about this from Koryn's blog (

punta ka dito...

RennyBA said...

Like my wife always says: 'It works if you work it, so work it, your worth it' - your doing grate!

Sorry I've not being around that much, but want you to know I haven't forgot you and wish you a wonderful weekend :-)

Lalaine said...

congratulation on your new achievement! keep it up =)

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Hi injoy your snaps

manilenya said...

kaingget naman, I want to do that one time, nasa college pa lang ako I really like to try mountain climbing, siguro hindi ganoon kasing gusto pero now I am thinking of asking a local if there's mountain that we could climb...pero sa Alberta daw maraming bundok e :( One of these days gagawin ko yan kung hindi dito syempre dyan lol!! sama ka? hehehehe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

We are all strengthened by the rigors of every day living and the weakling that we thought we were before is now a strong and resilient person able to withstand the challenges that comes our way. Congratulation for the transformation. God bless.

Wil said...

Congrats on the successful hike. You'd probably want to use hiking boots though next time for better comfort. :)

Toe said...

Wow, congratulations Tin-tin! Talo mo ako... I'm a real klutz when it comes to hiking/mountain climbing/camping. :) It must have been a wonderful experience. And yeah... Ferdz's photos are always amazing! :)

bw said...

I'm sure you made the trek coz if you didn't maiiwanan ka ng grupo ! hehe :)

Looks like you and your pals had a lot of fun :(

Ferdz said...

Wow! You climbed to go to Anawangin. Ako boat lang, haven't tried climbing there yet. Pictures naman. hehe
Salamat sa pag link ha.