July 7, 2008
The weekend of July 5-6, 2008, Martina and I went on a retreat with her teachers to celebrate the completion of exams, which is why we couldnâ€™t update the site this weekend. Anyhow, we were told that we would be doing a bit of hiking on a small mountain. It turns out that this was the steepest and most dangerous mountain we have ever been on, Mount Palbong – which sounds intimidating and Lord of the Rings-esque. There were parts that were so steep that we had to drag ourselves up with rope. It was intense, and the sweatiest workout we had in years. We were panting, huffing and puffing, but by the end we got atop the 350+ meter mountain and took some really, really pretty pictures. We took a lot of pictures, so click here to see pictures of Palbong Mountain.