"Don't just wait for the door to open. You might wait forever believing that it's locked. Do something. Twist the knob."
After almost 10 months of hybernation since Mt. Hambubuyog, I am finally back on track. Here I am, satisfying my soul again after months of craving to climb mountains again. Most low budgeted trek that I have encountered. This 500 masl peak has been the easiest to hike so far. You can even reach the top for only 25-30 minutes.
It's been a long time since my last climb but the thought of doing another trek never left in my mind. I waited for so long to make Lanigid happen. I forgot to realize that the start of the journey lies on my feet. The great affair is to always move one step ahead after the other. Same goes in life, some situations stun us from doing the things we love to do. Some hinder us from reaching our dreams and desires. Some even block the road. But the decision lies in our hands if we will just stand there and do nothing, or find another way and continue the journey.
Let me share some tips on how to make it to the top despite road blocks:
BRING BACK YOUR CONFIDENCE. We all get tired, not just sometimes, but most of the time - draining us. You just have to remind yourself of how amazing you are and what you're capable of. Learn something while waiting. Be confident enough and believe that you are loved by the God of all chances, making you possess those more than enough posibilities. You're capable to become who you wanted to be, capable of going where you wanted to go. Self confidence and knowing what you wanted to happen in your life will balance everything out.
REMEMBER YOUR REAL VALUE. Sometimes in the midst of troubles and pains, you forget who you really are. You can no longer distinguish your own identity, what you are made for, and even Who made you. You tend to focus more on life's issues, problems and misconceptions. You can not even realize your real worth. This feeling sometimes prevent anyone from becoming who they are meant to be. So, remind yourself again and again that You are handcrafted by the Master of all creations, Himself. Tell yourself that you are God's beloved, His champion. You are the greatest gift anyone can have. You are worthy to be on top. You deserve God's best.
TRUST THE PROCESS. We all arive at some point in our lives where it's hard to find the reasons why things happen. Sometimes things are way too hard to understand, simply because it's beyond our human understanding. And all we need to do is to trust the process, because it would be all worth it in the end. If it's not, then it's not yet the end. God is not finished with you yet. Everyone is a work in progress. He's not yet done creating miracles in your life. There is more than amazing, more than marvelous, more than miraculous waiting for you at the peak. Continue doing what you love to do. Bring back the passion. Bring back the flame. Continue the journey.
DO IT AGAIN. Pick yourself up. Shake your past off. And do the climb again. Persevere enough. Many begin but few have finished. This is not the time to turn around, not the time to back out. Wake your confidence and fix your focus now. Even when you have to go against the wind, do the climb again. Don't you dare quit. You are closer than you think you are, closer than where you've been before. Breathe again. Hope again. Fight again. Rise again.
How to get there:
Most low budgeted trek that I have encountered so far - Mt. Lanigid at Liloan, Cebu. This 500 masl peak has been the easiest to hike so far. You can even reach the top for only 25-30 minutes. Igo-igo jud kang hangakon eg abot sa babaw lage. Here's how to get here:
For private vehicle:
Pagasolina lang daan. Budget depends on your location. Syempre google maps ka din pag may time. Set the location to Brgy. Mulao, Liloan, Cebu. Mo tingog ra nas Google Map asa ka dapit mo liko, ug pila ang distance usa ka mo liko. Google Map was our best friend on this trip.
Syempre para wai gasto, ngaon mi daan ug paneudto oyy. Mailhan ra na nga naabot na kag Mulao, kay you will see a signage of Welcome to Brgy. Mulao. 😂 Basta adto dretso sa Brgy Hall, palista didto. Bayad ra kag 10 pesos per head, (wai labot tiil, kamot, and other parts of the body). After palista, pwede ra gani nimo sak.on ang peak without guide. Ug kursonada jud ka, maabot ra kas babaw. Timan.e lang ang instructions nga ehatag sa taga brgy hall. Pero naa man silay guide, depende ug maka tayming. 😂😴😁
Adto ka Park Mall - 10 pesos
Sakay ka para Liloan - 15 pesos
Adto hunong sa eskina Fatima, (kabalo na nang jeep). Naa ray mga habal-habal nag atang sa eskina.
From eskina Fatima to Mulao - 50 pesos per head (ulo ra ha, wai labot lawas). One way fare. Do you want to book for a return back to eskina fatima? Sabota lang ang driver. 😂
Brgy Mulao fee - 10 pesos
Sugdi nag drawing ang mga plano. Ana ra gyud ka gasto kaayo. Malipay na ka eg abots babaw. Pwede ka campingan gani. Color.color din pag may time. Ayaw nang puro ra black and white. Make it happen. God bless you. Di ka magmahay. 😎