Hiker Board: Mt. Damas

Mountain Profile Major jumpoff: Dueg Resettlement, San Clemente Tarlac Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac Elevation: 685 MASL Difficulty: 6/9, Major Climb Trail Class: 1-4 Days Required: 1-2 days Hours to Summit: 4-5 hours Source: Pinoy Mountaineer Rookie Mistakes I am no stranger to the whims of mountains but nothing prepared me for Mt. Damas. It is, incidentally, my […]

Book Review # 9: A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara Publisher: Anchor Books Publishing Date: January 2016 Number of Pages: 816 Genre: Bildungsroman/Coming of age Synopsis: A Little Life follows four college classmates – broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition – as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success […]

Book Review # 8: Sad Girls

Author: Lang Leav Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 362 pages Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance Synopsis: School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the […]

Book Review # 7: The Famished Road

Author: Ben Okri Publisher: Vintage Books Publishing Date: 1992 Number of Pages: 500 pages Genre: Magical Realism Synopsis Azaro is a spirit child who is born only to live for a short while before returning to the idyllic world of his spirit companions. Now he has chosen to stay in the world of the living this is his story. Background […]