When we reached the location and when we knew that we were allowed to climb, everyone relaxed and I started to see smiles and hear laughters again. It's the kind of smile you make when you see a loved one or when you experience a miracle in life. Or, simply put, when you see food being served right in front of you. That kind of smile which makes everything special and magical.
Disclaimer: I don't highly recommend being late for your scheduled trips. The universe was just really kind to us that day and allowed us to still climb up. As much as possible, go early and avoid any delays! :)
Lessons from this trip
1.) Arrive on time! - Yes, I am talking to myself :P but seriously, we really need to fix our traffic scheme.
2.) Never lose hope! - With all that happened during the trip, it was a miracle that we were able to climb the mountain. I guess life really wanted us to see it's miracle as a reward for not giving up.
3.) Never underestimate the thriving power of makers - as i've said, this is a physically challenging activity for us, but we managed to make it! All smiles and all. I would also like to thank my Crossfit training as it made me enjoy the view more! (No huffing and puffing during the first 10 mins of the trip! Yay!
4.) It's always nice to travel with your tribe. It makes your bond stronger and they get things like "ang ganda ng palette ni nature, uy pwede 'to i-upcycle, and pwede ba mag uwi ng moss?" without you having to explain why you need that moss in your life haha.
5.) Be grateful - Yes! I need to include this because I am a huge advocate of being grateful in life. This makes everything worthwhile. Be grateful and live in the now.