Adventures · Wanderlust


Everyone’s having their vacation already but since there was a shift in UP’s academic calendar, we have no choice but to endure hot noons in the classroom and not on the beach. And the next thing we know, our vacation will be on June – rainy season. Hahaha

But thanks God we were given a pseudo-sembreak, a time where academics are on pause and we were finally given a time to binge-watch movies, unwind, and go home to our respective provinces where we can spend the Lenten Season with our family.

Unfortunately, our home is miles away and booking a flight is not much of a choice since it’s very expensive.. so I don’t have a choice but to stay at the dorm. With the other Mindanao-based dormers. ❤

Wednesday Night

We had a movie marathon at the dining area – mattresses were spread and free food and drinks were given. Plus we get to enjoy horror movies until 4AM. Hurrah ❤


The whole spirit of the holiday was to reflect so we decided to go to Balaan Bukid, Guimaras where a big cross was located on the mountaintop.

Guide: For Php 15 pesos we rode a boat from Iloilo-Jordan Wharf. For Php 10 you can get to Balaan Bukid riding a tricycle. See? For less than a hundred, you get to reflect and enjoy.

The walk was very far but you don’t need to worry since a lot of the residents sell food and souvenirs from station 1 to the church. 🙂


After 45 minutes hiking, we were already on top. And guess what, the view was so picturesque.. and mesmerizing.

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Looks like a secret lagoon. Something.
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Iloilo City from afar.



And who wouldn’t resist for instagrammable pictures when you’re already here? Brace yourselves to more Dexieeeel.

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Will definitely go back here, when I have time.