I Enjoyed My Century Bangus Fillet at Mt. Calavite

I spend my time travelling and enjoying the beauty of nature in a different perspective. We often say nature can only be appreciated thru our eyes. Imagine if you can hear the birds sing melodies of freedom, feel the wind in your face as it sway the trees, taste the fruits that grew thru time and nurtured by the elements, smell the grass as it’s scent relaxes and relieves your stress, and much more that nature can provide with all its glory. You can really realize that this is the beauty of GOD’s creations.

After our batch graduation last October 30, 2009 at Mall of Asia - SMX, some of my friends flew to abroad and some never showed their presence not even a text message, I feel so lonely and left out but I think that we just need a trigger so all of us can have fun and rejoice the company of one another. I planned to climb Mt. Calavite in Occidental Mindoro with my friends last November 16, 2009. At the top of this mountain, you can really view the whole Municipality of Paluan, including some part of the neighboring municipalities and Batanggas, and that is a spectacular scene to see.

I posted an announcement on Facebook and on Friendster about this mountain climbing. Jesse, Von (Edgar), Bon (Jeric), MJ and I are the ones who took the challenge for the mountain climbing. My mom cooked some rice, but I never thought that it’s not enough for the five of us, our supplies like cans of Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet and gadgets like flashlights,

A tricycle driver drove us to the foot of the mountain, where some natives of Mindoro called “Mangyan” lives, we met our guide who is the vice mayor of their community. The guide told us that we can reach the top in just four hours and I thought immediately that the climb would be easy. Mount Calavite has a peculiar formation, it’s like 3 mountains stocked together side by side one higher than the other and each mountain top has grassy plains.

As we are climbing the mountain, our guide explained some rules about the animals and plants that should be avoided, the thing that stunned me is there are many lich in the ground, the natives called them limatik, it’s hard to take them out of your skin because their very slimy and they stick to you with their teeth immediately, in addition to that the incline of the path we are climbing is like seventy five degrees, which is hard because you don’t have enough foot hold on the ground.

Limatik - mga maliliit na klase ng LINTA! Naninipsip din ng dugo...

It was already 12:15 in the afternoon when I asked if we can rest and eat our lunch, the bad news is we forgot to bring a can opener where all of our food are canned goods, I remembered that I stocked in my other bag twelve Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet, which is a good news to us because we won’t have any trouble opening it. Tamang-tama for lunch!

The scenery of Mount Calavite is very peaceful; in fact we tried screaming and heard our echo across the mountain. After our lunch we continued to trek the plains leading to the next mountain slope, after a vigorous struggle we reached the second top at last, as I stepped on the grassy plain my knees just bend down because of exhaustion and I fell asleep for a while.

 Ang napakalinaw na ilog at the top of the mountain.

Our guide woke us because we still need to walk 800 meters to reach the spring, as we are walking I noticed horses running and some looking at us, it was my first time to see wild horses and I thought how did they ever get to the top?

This is our video at the top of Mt. Calavite

Amazing! Isn't it?
Nabalutan kami ng ulap... And it feels like heaven! Haha!

The spring is simply amazingly beautiful; I never thought that there could be a spring in a mountain top. We set the camp where we will be sleeping; afterwards we gathered some dried woods for our bon fire. That evening was the coldest that I ever experienced, that even our bon fire did not keep us warm, so we decided to get together in my tent.

We opened my Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet as we enjoy each other’s company, we sang, we laughed out, and tell stories about our lives after the graduation, it was really a memorable experience in my life. We slept together in my tent because it is already freezing cold outside.

Nagkasya kaming lima sa loob ng tent dahil hindi kinaya ng dala nilang tulugan!

In the Morning while catching some rays, I thought we should have a game of who ever can finish a can of Century Bangus Fillet at the fastest time; whoever wins gets a price when we get back to town. It was so funny and I enjoyed every second while eating the Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet.

 Magandang morning!

 Paunahang umubos ng Century Gourmet Bangus Fillet! 
And the winner goes to... Wala! Sa sobrang gutom... hindi na tiningnan kung sino ang nauna!

This is the video

Before lunch we climbed down the mountain and reached the foot in 3 hours. The experience that we had is very memorable and the best part of that is we enjoyed every moment of it. Even though that our paths lead us to different direction; we still have time to enjoy one another and treasure our Friendship…

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waah! kakainggit! isa din yang pagma-mountain trekking/climbing ang pinaka gusto kong gawin. Ang saya naman nyan sir ^_^

at dapat pala, bayaran ka ng Century tuna for the free pluggings ng product nila sa blog mo haha.

November 24, 2009 at 3:49 PM comment-delete

Waaahhh... namimiss ko na ang magakyat sa mga bundok... halos magdedecade na ata nung huli akong umakyat... Maaga kasi ako nagumpisa kaya maaga din ako gumradweyt sa pag-akyat... jijijiji... Namiss ko na ang mga limatik... jejejejeje.. i remember some even called it alimatok... nyahahahahaha

November 24, 2009 at 5:38 PM comment-delete

Wow I can see and feel the happiness with this post. Wish ko rin mag camping. Hindi ko yan naranasan noon sa school.

November 24, 2009 at 7:07 PM comment-delete

thank you for the welcome..
I can see your passion in blogging and I am amaze by the way you write, I mean the freedom you have in expressing those words in your blog. By the way, I'm Meynard. Nice meeting you online.. ^_^ God bless!

November 25, 2009 at 1:38 AM comment-delete

hi there lionheart. ganda ng blog mo ah. :)

you left me a message in my cbox. magkakilala po ba tayo? thanks.

November 25, 2009 at 2:46 AM comment-delete

@ Fiel-kun : Hehe :)Entry ko po ito sa Century Tuna contest on Nuffnang. Hehe! Nice talaga ang pag-akyat ng bundok.

@ Xprosaic : Haha! Isa sa mga di ko talaga makakalimutan ay ang mga limatik. Grabe... Hanggang sa loob ng pants namin ay may mga limatik.

@ Red : Pinayagan na ako now na mamundok kasi graduate na... Medyo maluwag na sa akin ang Mommy ko.

@ Meynardz : Nice meeting you too here in the Blogosphere... Thanks :)

@ Neutron : I don't know... Hehe :) Why po?

November 25, 2009 at 4:23 AM comment-delete

ang saya sa taas. kakamiss tuloy ang pag akyat ng bundok. kaya aakyat kami this weekend (cordillera) at coming weekend (sa pintaubo). sama ka sa pinatubo. hehehe...

November 25, 2009 at 5:31 AM comment-delete

at talagang well documented ang pagkain ng bangus tuna ha. lol

musta na?

November 25, 2009 at 1:56 PM comment-delete

Entry mo pa ito sa Century Bangus Contest? I remember reading an article on their website sometime ago.

Well, I am so glad your climb was a success. Sayang di ako nakasama. Nasan na ang pasalubong ko?

Lapit na bday natin. Adventure tayo! Kahit hindi sa mismong date, matuloy lang. Ilang years na tayong magkaibigan through blogging, di pa rin kita nami-meet in person.

November 25, 2009 at 2:48 PM comment-delete

@lionheart - ahaha, kaya pala ang dami kong nakitang salita na may "Century" hehe ^_^ gudluck po sa entry nyo.

add ko po kayo sa blogroll ko :)

November 25, 2009 at 4:50 PM comment-delete

wow adventurous ka talaga lionheart! musta? long time no hear

November 25, 2009 at 5:51 PM comment-delete

wow adventurous ka talaga lionheart! musta? long time no hear

November 25, 2009 at 5:51 PM comment-delete

@ donG : Sana next time na magyaya ako makasama ka.... Unfortunately.. Hindi ako handa sa pagyaya mo sa akin ngayon kaya sana next time makasama ako sa inyo!

@ PUSANG-kalye : OO nga e! Okey naman po ako. Inaayos ko muna ang diploma ko bago ako maghanap talaga ng trabaho.

@ Nicely : OO nga e... Ewan ko ba?! Heheh! Well, thanks Nicely sa lahat.... Basta sana sa birthday natin, maging sure na 'yun!

@ fiel-kun : Okey po... Na add na kita sa blogger friends ko... Hehe :) Thanks!

@ mykiru112609 : Thanks Mykiru... ANg tagal nga rin e... Sana sa mga lakaran, iinvite mo ako...

November 27, 2009 at 12:03 AM comment-delete

nakibasa lang po!

Sana daan ka rin sa site ko. Salamat...

November 27, 2009 at 12:10 AM comment-delete

Mangyan Adventurer---sana marami pang gifts na dumating no? lol

November 27, 2009 at 4:44 AM comment-delete

so eto pala ang blogspot version ng aking template. hahaha.

nice! gusto ko din magnature tripping kaso syempre kalaban ko din ang oras at budget.

magpopost din ako ng nature adventures ko this coming days. hehehe.
kuya try mo yung San Marino, masarap. hahaha. Good day!

November 27, 2009 at 5:41 AM comment-delete

@ Glampinoy : Okey po... Salamat sa pagdaan...

@ PUSANG-kalye : OO naman... Lalo na ngayong wala pa akong nahahanap na trabaho...

@ Allen : Haha! Sige... Punta ako sa blog mo... Kuntento na po ako sa Century... Try mo po... Masarap talaga!

November 27, 2009 at 6:05 AM comment-delete

oo nga,
antagal mong nawala parekoy!

buti naman nag-enjoy ka nung nawala ka at kitang kita yan sa mga Pics nyo. hehe

welcome back!!!


November 27, 2009 at 8:35 AM comment-delete

That's what we call "The Great Escapade"...I so missed climbing...

Thanks for dropping by my abode!

November 27, 2009 at 9:09 AM comment-delete

Your leech encounter is quite common in any mountain during the rainy months. At least nabusog ka pa rin ng Century Bangus Fillet - parang gusto ko tuloy bumili, sana meron nito dito sa Fil-Am grocery!

November 27, 2009 at 4:23 PM comment-delete

i remember my first mountain trekking, that was mid 2001 at mt maculot, grabeh iba ang feeling pag andun ka sa tuktok ng bundok... thats the one i missed in the philippines, sa province namin sa batangas me malapit na bundok sa barrio namin, kaso hanggang 3 peaks lang but then at least i considered, climbing that, is one of my great adventures in life when i was young, kase dun kami kumukuha ng mga duhat, bayabas, sinegwelas, mangga, santol, tobacco, kasuy at iba pa

happy weekend

November 27, 2009 at 9:34 PM comment-delete

@ Kosa : Thanks po KOSA.... Kita kits! Hehe :) Ilang months din akong nawala....

@ Jag : Haha! Ganun ba? Sana may mga invitation para sa mga bloggers para sa mga ganyan... Ang saya kasi talaga...

@ The Nomadic Pinoy : try mo po... Masarap kasi... Good thing na naisipan ng Century na bangus naman ang i-can nila...

@ SCOFIELD JR. : Thanks! This time naman kasi... kahit maraming mga punong kahoy na namumunga sa bundok... Hindi pa siguro nila time para mamunga kasi walang mga bunga e!

November 27, 2009 at 11:23 PM comment-delete

Nice! Nice! Nice!

November 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM comment-delete

wow, ok tong entry mo ah. good luck, hope you win! :)

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tnx a lot!!!

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