On Monday, 8/31/2015, people were happy to have an extended rest on a Monday because of the PH national holiday – the National Heroes Day. I still have work since my clients’s from the US but I don’t work ’til 9PM MLA time so it still feels like I have a Monday holiday too, lol!
So I have my brother and sister stay longer at home for the holiday (they’re both boarding and only go home during off), Angela, who’s Nate’s ninang, also went home for the holiday rest, I also invited Melisa of Seafarer’s Wife Diaries and her toddler ZD to sleep over – there were many of us at home on Sunday evening! haha.
We are the #TeamPakyas!
We all agreed to go and visit Timberland heights the next morning at around 6am, all was set, especially the alarm clock. However, we were tempted to watch Aamir Khan’s 2014 movie entitled “PK”. I’m glad I watched it, Aamir Khan always have amazing movies, they never fail me. If you haven’t watch it yet, check the trailer, you might like it. It’s about an alien who went to Earth and learned about many things, but most especially, in the end, it teaches about the importance of God in our lives and the effect of some religious practices to people. This may be a sensitive topic to some but to me, it’s very enlightening. Here’s the trailer, sorry it doesn’t have subtitle! lol.
And of course, because Indian movies take about 2-3 hours to complete, we ended up sleeping at around 1am! Haha, 4.5 more hours to sleep to be able to hike to Timberland heights.
To make the story short, I turned of the alarm when it rang at 5:15 AM, slept again, and woke up at 7:00 AM. Haha! Can’t make it to Timberland heights anymore, but God gave us a good weather, we decided to still pursue going to Timberland. We had a nice time hiking, the place was good and as we went along, we started to be amazed at the wonderful scenery that we saw, didn’t realize we’re going up the entire time.
This was the farthest we could go, we gave up! lol!
However, since it’s already around 10:30 when we left, even though the sun wasn’t out, it still felt very hot at hindi pa kami nangalahati, nagsimula na kaming sumuko! haha. The toddlers were sweating and look sleepy, we were tired, napigtas ang tsinelas ko so Dane had to let me use one of his slippers and he had to walk half barefooted. We gave up, that was not a good time to continue when others are already going down. Yung makikita mong, andami ng pababa, ikaw paakyat pa lang?! haha. Maybe next time, we can try going there again, mas maaga, mas maganda.
pardon my selfie!
This is why we called ourselves #TEAMPAKYAS. “Pakyas” is a bisaya word which means fail/failure/unsuccessful. Nevertheless, we still had fun and we had a great time. When time comes that we’ll be able to make it to the top of Timberland heights, I’ll blog about it again. Lol.
We stopped by Columbary of Divine Mercy Shrine (at first time ko makakita ng libingan ng mga nakacrimate)
I’ll visit you soon! 🙂
retreat! retreat! lol!
Did you have any unsuccessful plans before? How did it feel?
How did you celebrate last Monday’s holiday?
btw, this is Timberland heights, credits to inquirer.net