Sa Piling ng Dapit-hapon

Sa Piling ng Dapit-hapon

by Mina Gimenez 12-07-2016

Sa bawat dapit-hapon aking mamasdan
Mula sa taas kung saan tanaw ang tanan
Di mapigilan hangaan di malirip na kagandahan
Habang ninanamnam ang sariwang hanging nadaan.

Humahaplos sa katawan pagal
Sa kaluluwa ko’y ginhawang datal
Sa puso ko’y kapayapaang dasal
Sana kagandahan kaloob magtagal.

Ang pagbabalik ko’y iyong hintayin
Ako’y sabik na muling dumating
Pag-alis isantabi wag isipin
Nang kaligayahan buong-buo sa piling.

Simpleng Pangarap 

Simpleng Pangarap 
By Mina Gimenez 12-08-2016

Simpleng kubo ay sapat na kung ito nama’y tahanan
Malinis at maayos ang loob, paligid ay palibot ng halaman
Punong namumunga marami niyan
Gulayan sa likod, bulaklak naman sa harapan.

Tahanan ko’y punuin ng halakhak at saya
Kaibigan ako’y tumatanggap ng bisita
Pagkain niluto ng pagmamahal nakahain sa mesa
Pagsalusalohan natin at ng aking pamilya.

Di ko kailangan ng maraming salapi
Kung di pagkakaunawaan ito ang sanhi
Away, sigalot, kanya-kanya, kampi-kampi
Maigi pa simpleng pamumuhay payapa naman ang budhi.

 

My 10 Reasons Why I Love Being with Nature/Hiking

Here’s my 10 reasons why I love being with nature (mountains/hills, lakes, waterfalls, river, beach, caves)
1. I found solace and peace being with nature, it calms my nerves, my soul, my body
2. It allows me to disconnect with the world to be with myself, have a rest, meditate and think (about my life what I want to do etc)
3. Reboot – even machines need a restart
4. Recharge – being with nature energizes me and keeps me sane
5. Exercise – we all need to sweat to purge toxins out of our body…. and you don’t have to be glamorous when you are hiking unlike with other venues, it’s ok to be “madumi”/dirty 😛
6. It’s a place to meet new friends and test/strengthen friendships too
7. The sense of accomplisment whenever you conquer yourself getting to the summit, or overcome a challenging trail or discover something new.
8. Food is always delicious especially when shared, you get to appreciate the blessings more
9. It reminds me how great our God/creator is.
10. It simply makes me happy 💛💛💛

image Mt. Bintuod viewing deck, September 2015

imageMy “treelogy” at the summit of Mt. Bintuod May 2016

Mt. Sialdang, April 2015

image Dulangan River, April 2015

imageMaligcong Rice Terraces view from Mt. Kufafey, January 2016

imageAt Dumolpos with Team Android, Mt. Ugo, May 2015

imageCavinti Underground River and Cave System, March 2016

imageBaratubot Falls, Palaui Island, November 2015  📷 Rain

image Hidden Falls (Buntot Palos), August 2015

imageMaranat Waterfalls, January 2015  📷 Kap Jaime

imageTapulao Traverse Climb, March 2015

During our Mt. Tuwato 1st exploratory climb, May  2016 📷 Sir Roge

After our outreach activity, the locals brought us to their cave and waterfalls, Nueva Vizcaya July 2016 📷 Sir Gen

Mt. Danayag, August 2016 📷 Sir Gen

Lion Rock Peak, September 2016

Lantau Peak, September 2016

Buwa-as Waterfall October 2016  📷 Aileen

Mt. Talomo (behind me is Mt. Apo), November 2016

Somewhere in b/w Kitanglad and Dulang-dulang, November 2016

Mt. Dulang-dulang’s Mossy Forest, November 2016

Busay Waterfall in Siargao, Apr 2017  📷 Max

Kawasan Waterfall (O Peak – Kawasan traverse), February 2017

Kandungaw Peak, May 2017 

A walk along the Rice Terraces of Sadanga, May 2017  📷 Aileen