Monday, May 23, 2016

Mt Batolusong (A Photo Diary)

I am sharing the photos of my first climb ever! The climb which makes me feel like it was the end of the world. It was exhausting, everything felt like a 90 degree assault. Every step was hard, every step was breath catching. For me, it was very difficult. But every hardship, and every time I wanted to die and just slip over or even roll from atop, these beauty makes me feel like I had a glimpse of heaven. Only seen on Earth, it was surreal, everything was perfect. And I am pretty sure that every picture down will make you feel the same way. 

That was me, hardly climbing, but doing the best that I can,
ASCENT: The trail was pretty cool, there are lot's of assault though (maybe just for me)but it was so worth it.
Some trail has bamboo fields, these bamboos made me feel safe as for me, they are a tool to make me climb.
At last, lunch, don't it look like Batanes a bit?
Everything was green, everything was refreshing, I disconnected with the world once more.
This place is heaven-sent, it looked like a painting, so unreal but real.
Thank you, #LoyolaMountaineers for believing in me, they organized everything. They have the most organized climb I ever had, look at the picture below, we even had a stretching part which most organizers don't do anymore.

Ara Gwin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I am sharing you guys Hole in the Wall experience. It was actually a long drive from Amorsolo, Makati or which you mostly know as MakatiMed. Been seeing lots of posts and this one is a must try, this hole in the wall is for the rich. However, if you are on a tight budget I don't recommend it really. This place is a cool beans for the foodie like me. Again, not all food or stall will make your interest burst. It's different...

There are lot of food stall that you can choose. I should have wished I was that hungry that time so I could taste Scout Honor's cookies too. Sadly, I'm always half full. So I gave a try 

LIBERATION SHAWARMA, Beef rice, 260 + 6% service charge.

This is a bit spicy, and if you are not a fan of spicy food then it's not for a go.
I am a fan of shawarma so this was my choice. Unfortunately, this bowl is not a bowl of goodness. The sauces are fine to go to if you cant stand the hotness. 
The beef is not good as it was not cooked right (I believe), it was so dry and I'm sorry I will never be your fan. This is by far the first shawarma I didn't like.

Rating : 1/5

BAD CHICKEN, Dirty Rice Plate, 320 + 3% service charge

It seems alike with Senor Pollo, however in this plate it's like your tasting Japan in the plate. I liked how he chicken are so huge but tasty and the rice tasted like miso soup in a rice, I don't kid promise, this is he best chicken so far. I loved it. And I will definitely come back for these bad chicks,

Rating 5/5 

Be careful since the price are subject for service charges depending on the store.

This is not sponsored. I have the right to give my own review and opinion.

Ara Gvvin

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Good day everyone!

I am truly ecstatic about the wonders of this world. I understand how people can be so mean when they do not even know where are you coming from. I have a quote here from Theodore Roosevelt "Comparison is the thief of Joy". Someone actually made me cry about it and feeling like I am nothing compared to others. However,, it also made me realise the words from an old daddy "Always look at the brighter side." This quote made me happy for 2 years already which also made me feel so bubbly each time of the day. You know if you are stuck in a traffic jam always be happy because you are experiencing it because you have a car. When I had my first step at work. Another daddy also told about dont be afraid about getting low metrics, as long as you are doing the right thing. It has been my perception since. "I have tried so hard to do right" and comparing me with somebody that is way decade more experienced than me is a no-no. I hate how people see the achievements to others. They have to understand that sometimes contentment is the key. I know I am not enough to one, but I make many smile. I dont want to feel depress and I still want to be happy. As long as you know that you are doing the right thing you have to smile. Just my two cents. God bless!! 💕💓

Ara Gwin 💕