A Look Back On How My 2011 Was

2011 has been one of the most interesting, fun, and blessed year for me. Let me do a quick glance on how it was for me:

A back shot on my way to the peak 🙂 – Mt. Kalisungan


January – I was still contemplating on what to do with my life. I  didn’t know what I want, nor what I was looking for. Luckily, this was also the month when I was able to rekindle old flames of friendship with the Piknikers group. I was able to climb Mt. Kalisungan in Laguna and Mt. Cinco Picos in Zambales.





From one of the peaks – Mt. Cinco Picos




This was also the month when I vowed to be a healthier me. It was a good thing na nagkaroon ako ng climb buddies na naging malaki ung influence when it comes to being responsible to nature.





From the peak of Mt. Arayat 🙂


    February – Nothing special. I had a massage and a body scrub on Valentines day and the lady from the reception gave me a stemmed rose. Maybe because she thought it was pathetic to be alone during heart’s day (harhar!). Chaka pala merong dayhike this month. Mt. Arayat is what I would call, one of the most enjoyable climb for me. No mosquitoes and the weather at the time was not too hot.



Mt. Pulag from a distance, a view from the peak of Mt. Timbak


I also experienced my first hike in a very cold place – Benguet. Together with my fellow Piknikers, we went to Mt. Timbak to witness the wonders of the mummies and what the locals would call the sacred burial grounds.




On our way to the Underground River


Before I forget, Rney (a very close friend), Bambi, and I went to witness the wonders of Palawan. Such beautiful beaches. scenery, and great people.







Dami ko pala gala ng February. Ngayon ko lang na-realize after back tracking and uploading a few selected pictures. 😛

March – Mejo pahinga ako nito sa dami ng bookings ko for February. Ito din ata ung month na bad trip ako kase merong nangungulit na paulit ulit lang naman ung sinasabi. Oh well, I can’t remember much but this month was so and so for me. 🙂

On my way to the top – Mt. Makiling




April – The Piknikers scheduled a Mt. Makiling dayhike this month, as well as a beach getaway during the holy week. I was wasted during the Makiling climb but it was all worth it.








With the gang, pauwi na sa wakas! 🙂




We also went to Calatagan, Batangas to spend the holy week. This was the first holy week that I spent away from home. 🙂 This was also the last month that I am to be considered as single. 🙂





With Jeff, before I called him Babe 🙂



May – This was a special month. This was the month when Babe and I first realized our feelings for each other. It all started with a climb in Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Batangas.






Wet look! – From the peak of Mt. Cristobal




We climbed Mt. Cristobal as part of our training climb. This was the first time I climbed with non-stop rain and without Pik, Ton, or Bampi with us.





Greetings from Mt. Ugo!



June – This month, we climbed Mt. Ugo. This was considered a major climb as we had to do a traverse from Nueva Viscaya to Baguio. We were unable to see the view as we climbed this mountain together with the typhoon Falcon 🙁




A formality in pictures




       July – This is Ms. Ae’s wedding month. We went to Tagaytay as the wedding and reception is to take place there.  We went to Picnic Grove and Tagaytay highlands. And no, we did not get to eat bulalo 🙂








August – We confirmed baby Gabe’s existence 🙂  No pictures yet since he still looked like a gummy bear in the ultrasound reports. This was also Babe’s birthday month. I gave him a tool box as a gift 🙂


Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Perez 🙂




September – My birthday and wedding month. This was also the month I resigned after a 7 year stay in Concentrix.







Enjoyed the dinner at Leslie’s



October – Monica and Ryan, college classmates and buddies got married. We attended their wedding and had a falling out with another good friend because of immature circumstances. We still enjoyed the day, though.





Our little baby boy 🙂



November – Baby Gabe is a boy! We got what we wished for, and as an added bonus, he is healthy and all organs are developing and working fine. 🙂





With the family, less Cyv and Naneng, who took the picture



December – Our first christmas together. We spent it in Tagaytay and Las Pinas. Looking forward to more christmases and new years together. 🙂





As mentioned, 2011 has been good to me and my family. Babe and I are looking forward to the blessings of 2012. Starting from our careers, to baby Gabe’s firsts to come 🙂

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