an attempt at vertical gardening

Three-day-old arugula (roquette). I did realize that this may not be the best time to start gardening. This has got to be the hottest (and driest) summer I’ve spent in Los Baños.

I’m using a new category “distractions” as it is more apt a label for the fleeting interests I’ve taken on in the past. I’m just hoping I get to sustain the interest for vegetable gardening until I manage to harvest some arugula or lettuce. Continue reading “an attempt at vertical gardening”


Destination: Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (finally!)

It’s not something I’m proud of. I’ve spent four nearly 15 years in Los Baños and I haven’t really been to the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR), one of the eight ASEAN heritage parks in the country. (I did go to Makiling Botanic Gardens last year to attend a colleague’s wedding. Does that count?)


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day 4/4 on hospital duty

The father was released at noon. He still has tests to undergo but it can be done as at outpatient. We leave for Los Baños this afternoon and we need to be at the airport early in the afternoon. We didn’t really have time to visit the hometown 😐

We did manage to enjoy lunch to celebrate the father’s release from the hospital. The Ayala Malls Legazpi parking lot was almost empty!

Such a delight. Saw less than 10 cars parked during lunch time on a Good Friday. 

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