Saturday, January 9, 2010

"Home green Home"

I'm happy to have survived the holidays that were. Imagine crusting with a big first time move to live on your own. Filled with a warm arrival from my sister and her family from Atlanta. Mix in the big decision of not having a maid, topped off with no time to shop and wrap for gifts (thus, our newspaper wrappers). My little cherry on the pie was a simple, loving Christmas and a calm and hopeful New Year. A big toast to all as I blend my homemade lemongrass juice!:) As I have slightly decided to go semi-green, I realized that this decision was coupled with a few pains, and yet earthly gains. As of the moment, I'm on the search for my own homemade all around cleaner. This means vinegar (Datu Puti in our country), baking soda, Dr. Bronner's and grapefruit essential oil shaking in one bottle spritzer right?

So as I ultimately start the year with the hue of Luntian and begin ventures that have been delayed in flight... let me share my little homemade felt Christmas tree. Ornamented with Christmas cards from received gifts...

Best perk is the starry shadows it casts on our blank walls! It's soo pre-school and yet soo cool! It saved me time, money, and sanity despite all the kerfuffle:) Scissors and felt paper rocks! Hope you all had an ultimate holiday!:)

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's time to be ultimately Livin' for 2010...

*Photo courtesy of Gideon Lasco

“As the highest mountain in Luzon, Mt. Pulag attracts a lot of mountain climbers. Highlights of the climb include the montane forests and the grassland summit with its "sea of clouds" phenomenon”

THIS IS IT! START 2010 WITHOUT FEELING BITIN! START THE YEAR WITH A HIGH IN AN AU NATURALE STYLE (and we don’t mean naked, since it will be really cold up there)! We hope this fulfills a resolution for 2010 or at least get you out and up while meeting new friends on a different level, approximately 2, 922 meters above sea level! ULTIMATE VICH MT. PULAG CLIMB is open to all!

Here are the details:

Location: Mt. Pulag, Benguet

Date: January 30-31, 2010

Fee: P3,500/ pax


Roundtrip air-conditioned bus from Manila-Baguio-Manila

Roundtrip jeep Baguio-Ranger Stn.-Baguio

Entrance/registration fee

Certificate of conquest

Guides plus Medic (2 local + 1 mountaineering)

Photographer (Of course we want you to have the coolest shots, good enough for bragging rights, show & tell, FB profile pics, and of course for your memory’s sake)

Tentative Itinerary:

Jan 30, 2010 (SAT)

1200 MN Departure from Manila

0530 AM early breakfast in Baguio

0600 AM head off to Ranger Stn.

1200 NN Start trek to Camp 2

1700 PM arrival at Camp 2; pitch tents

1800 PM dinner / socials

Jan 31, 2010(SUN)

0400 AM early assault to summit

0600 AM arrival at summit

0800 AM head back

0200 PM back at ranger

1730 PM back in Baguio

2000 PM ETD for Manila

0200 AM back in Manila

(Dates may change to Jan 20-30, 2010 depending on the majority request of PAID climbers)

What you will need to bring:

Clothes (Estimated Temp is 10-15C°), Food, tent, etc.

This will be further emailed (upon confirmation) and discussed upon finalization of sure and paid climbers. Don’t worry, there will be a 30minute briefing meet-up so we could get all your concerns answered and tents and food may be shared with each otherJ

Payment Schemes:

Deposit P3,500 to either account numbers on or before Jan 15, 2010 (Friday):

BDO Account #: 1200047980 Account Name: Charlene C. Lontoc

BPI Account #: 0379001033 Account Name: Charlene C. Lontoc

Kindly text “VR” at 09189013720 upon depositing the payment to confirm receipt and kold on to your deposit slip until the meet up date to serve as your proof of payment.

We look forward to being on top of the second tallest mountain in the Philippines with You! May this be the start of an adventurous and amazing 2010 for you!

Ultimately yours,

Ultimate Vich (Vee&Chal)