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Hey, thank you for visiting my page, I don't even know if there is anyone reading my blogs but thank you for giving your time.  In this post, it is somehow special to me, it is not just about giving my insights and guides in hiking mountains, it is also about how I saved myself from anxiety, troubling thoughts, real-life drama.  It may sound cheezy and exaggerating but seriously, we are all humans and as we go on, life trauma is inevitable.  Whatever challenges you are facing right now, just move forward, keep on hustling, keep on fighting for your goals. Never ever get tired of trying.  

 © Lei

Our dinner was a blast, BOODLE FIGHT! Seafood is dominating the table, it was really well prepared, they even formed the rice into TAWI-TAWI letters.  The best dish that all of us loved is SAANG, it was my first time and it is indeed, delicious. 

I brought my laptop with me hoping that I can still do some tasks for my online work whenever I have time. The only thing to bear in mind is that only one network has a signal there and that is Globe, sorry for Smart users but you will definitely disconnected when you reached Pangpang. I know, I should focus my time on vacation and set aside those works but 6 days off is difficult for me. I actually did finish some tasks when the lights were off and they were all sleeping. Trust me, I am that workaholic. But I make sure that I won’t miss any group games and plays. I can play hard still. 


It was an extra special for us because we witnessed the first LEPA Festival of Tawi-Tawi where boats are being designed with light decorations. Tribe music on the rhythm together with the dancing lights and fireworks, I was in awe. Passing through people taking photos and watching the row of artistic creations. It wasn’t perfect though. I was bothered by the voluminous piece of trash floating together with the reflection of bokeh lights right underneath the boats. I’m still positive to think that sooner, people will help each other to clean the bay. Tawi-Tawi has so many good things to give for its ecotourism and artistic rhythm. 



Simunul Island is where the first and oldest mosque located. It is the place where Islam started. I have so many Muslim friends and I am never scared or think the way most people think. We are all equal no matter what religion we belong to. 

We went to Boheh Sallang to have our lunch. “Boheh” means water and “Sallang” means Salt. We spent some time to have fun in the lagoon, it has fresh water and is open to the public. It has no maintenance, at least not yet, and some junk food wrapper is visible. Again, I’m hoping that people there will be responsible for their trash, I mean not just in Tawi-Tawi but for the whole country.