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Cebu Yearbook 2012: Knowing Cebu through Its Mountains

"Here comes the sun, do-do-do."

It started with a call from Kristin Lerin, the travel editor of Sunstar’s Live. She asked if I was willing to write about the mountains of Cebu for Sunstar Yearbook 2012. Of course, I giddily yes-sed.

No, I’m not an expert in mountain climbing. My climber friends are. They’ve been scaling these mountains long before I started. The six-page feature was too abrupt for the seven mountains. I missed out a lot of details and names. EWIT, who trailed with me for the entire weekends of May 2011, should have a page dedicated to them. Pero kay limited lagi, ari nalang ko magpasalamat! Te Myand! Sir Ice! Aye! and the rest of EWIT! Those I’ve climbed with, tagay! I still owe you guys a long feature here on BWAB.

See you on the trail!

Pwede na pang-Oscar? 😀

BWAB’s edition can be read here: Knowing Cebu through Its Mountains | Mt. Babag: The City’s Quiet |  Mt. Manunggal: The Historical | Mr. Bartolina: The Generous | Mt. Mauyog: The Less-Trodden Osmeña Peak: The Erratic | Mt. Lanaya: The Arrogant Mt. Kan-irag: The Gentle 

Love and laugh,

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Oops, much thanks to my personal editor too!

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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  1. magsx2 says:

    Wow that is great, congrats. 😀

  2. This is great! I was once a part of the Cebu Yearbook marketing team.

  3. dustyloka says:

    congratulations mam jo! nice to know you hehehe i’m a regular in your page i just can’t miss to leave message on this one. cheers to EWIT as well! especially the originals if I may say so. sa uulitin 🙂 – dustyloka

  4. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

  5. Sony Fugaban says:

    Wow and WOW. I wish I could join you there.

  6. nice one..keep it up..

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