Christmas Caroling at Mt. Naupa, Naga Cebu

The last few weeks had been such a hell! I needed a breather. Good thing my friends from Malakat Outdoors decided to do a charity climb to Mt. Naupa. We called it Katkat Pakig-ambit. Basically, what we do is go to a certain mountain, sing Christmas hymns to every house, and distribute Christmas goods.

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 Bahala’g nangayabag, basta tinud-anay <3

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After our caroling, we then proceeded to the summit. I have never done any trekking at night before that is why it was a first for me. Cold air was seeping through my bones as I tried my best not to step on anything that would send me down the steep mountain.

The view was certainly remarkable. How I wish I grabbed my camera and took more pictures, but I had to focus on the trek. I had no headlamp and was relying simply on my phone’s flashlight and the little illumination provided by the moon and stars. I certainly don’t want to be Jack who fell down and broke his crown.

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Our tents were already pitched when we arrived. Thanks to the mighty boys who did it while we were caroling around. We exchanged gifts and gathered for a few hours to talk, laugh, and dance. Just pure, unadulterated fun.
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I woke up at around eight in the morning at the sound of my friends fixing their stuff back to their bags. I went outside and captured this view of the mountains. Such a breathtaking view up there!
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The monkeys busy packing their stuff back to their backpacks.

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This is the first time Malakat Outdoors organized this kind of activity. I am certainly looking forward to doing this again this December. It warms my heart when I see people smile.

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