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Hiking Mt. Batolusong

Hey guys, it's time to go on another hiking adventure. This time we're heading to Tanay, Rizal to conquer Mt. Batolusong . Just a recap, the last mountain that we hiked in Rizal were Mt. Cayabu and Mt. Maynuba  in 2019.   Hiking Mt. Batolusong Mt. Batolusong Details Mt. Batolusong is the collective name of the three peaks that hikers need to conquer namely Duhatan Ridge (458 MASL), Mapatag Plateau (663 MASL), and Rangyas Peak (883 MASL). Mt. Batolusong - Tanay, Rizal Mt. Batolusong got its name from the large bato , which means rock in English, that once was visibly seen near the base of Mapatag Plateau and Rangyas Peak. The said rock was shaped like a large mortar used by the locals to unhusk rice which is locally referred to as lusong . Sadly, this rock is now covered with vegetation and is now impossible to see. Early morning drive to Tanay, Rizal Mt. Batolusong Registration Area Mt. Batolusong Registration and Parking Area Tour Guide reminders Groupie with the famil

Singapore x Google 2019: DAY 5 & 6

Day 5: September 14 Singapore x Google 2019: Day 5 & 6 Good morning from Singapore ! Today is officially the last day of activities in Google HQ Singapore . Kaya Toast with egg and coffee at Toast Box For a change, I skipped breakfast at Taste in Ibis Hotel at Bencoolen and went out to eat breakfast at Toast Box along the corner of Bras Basah Road and Bencoolen Street. Since it's not the usual buffet breakfast, I ordered a Kaya Toast with egg and coffee , something which my friends recommended me to try.  Steven Sutantro talks about blogging Thank you Steven for giving me a whole new reason to blog. From Toast Box, I then proceeded to Google HQ in Mapletree Business City. For today's round of talks and activities, I found the Innovator Energizer particularly interesting. In my free time, I toured Google HQ with Jim Copeland who'd a Googler based in the US. We went to explore and check different parts of the building including the Secret Room at L7 80 and th

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