Sunday, August 21, 2016


 I don't know if it's a question or a statement. Amidst the busy-ness of my mind thinking about  life, when I was about to give up with my career, I thought of an escape. I planned and left the office to know my plans about life. 13 hours of a long journey,
Sagada happened to me. 

No one can definitely define it's beauty, it was marvelous, massive and a whole lot of fantasy in a real world. My dream place where nice people lives, people whose jobs are of someone's life and of course good food. I would love to live here, forever. There are lot of reason's why I would but go and see it yourself you will understand what I mean. 

The place is so serene, the epitome of that movie "where do broken hearts go?". The place is so good for your mending heart to feel and appreciate life and there's more to offer. You will see the sky so blue, that will fade you life's blues and desperation. The surrounding's so green that you would realize that life has so much beauty only if it has been taken care of. Everyday of my stay was massive. I hoped, and still hopes that it would stay this way.

People live on their extraordinary home, no fans at all. The place was so cozy that you would love to have someone to cuddle with, too bad I only had a friend w me whose heart was bent. All we did was talk about life and it's possibilities to move on. We have realized every beauty we saw, because life was fantastic. Just learn how to stop.

There are also people who would have their life at stake just for us to see its very own beauty only at a low cost. Thanks Kuya Clark! Left me thinking how I hated work when all I do is to talk and sit. So to see them putting their lives at risk just for us left me speechless. I did appreciate my work more. I really did. So, I started to love work. In every little thing I do, I am still trying to think all for the glory of the Lord. But, I know, I am not perfect so I fail at times.

It changed me a lot, my whole life perspective, my journey with life and made me travel even more, I had and will always have the hunger to see the nature, it's beauty. Like the these grass, made me happy because all along I thought they were lavenders only that they don't smell nice.

Give life a little bit of curiosity and laughter, it will make you appreciate inspire more.

Ara Gwin <3

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