A letter from Jumping Jack

“… jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”

My dear readers,

I’m gettin’ ready for a 10-day ecoguide training at the International School of Sustainable Tourism in the Subic Free Port Zone. It means that I might not be able to blog in about 2 weeks ‘coz I haven’t acquired a laptop and I don’t own a cellphone; in short, I’ll be sort of incommunicado… just absorbing the whole course. I can’t pass up this wonderful chance given to me by the Department of Tourism-Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations. Thank you to the DOT Region I Office for endorsing this mom adrenalin junkie/blogger from Laoag.

It’s gonna be tough out there… no fellow LEADers to say “Go, go, go!” whenever I need the boost… like a child being weaned by the mother, I’ll be exploring another world. The course outline hints that besides keeping up with whole day long class lectures, the 30 participants from the different regions of the country will be thrown into the field for assignments. Jeez, admittedly, I’m quite scared. It’s been years since my last major, major climb. But I’m more scared of wasps, yes, wasps, insects with stingers and ovipositors that almost got me killed 6 years ago. All bloated and purple, I hung on to dear life as I was being transported from the wild unknown to the asphalt jungle. Call me crazy, it’s okay… I’ll be okay.

Bye for now and I promise to come back with more stories. With many thanks to everyone for checking on my new posts.


Photographed by Benny Arce at the Laoag Sand Dunes, La Paz, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

4 thoughts on “A letter from Jumping Jack

  1. have a great time, my friend! i’m going to miss your daily log….it’s a form of an entertainment for me @ work….a escape goat for me from all the chaos here in my unit…& also, a way for me to pretend that i’m working hard in front of my patient…pseudo charting….hehehe…

    • hahah, pseudo charting. thanks, hun!
      i haven’t finished packing. i’m required to bring my trekking equipment. i don’t know how will I manage… my cam is hefty, but I can’t leave home without it. i wish i can bring a porter LOL i suddenly want a P and S.

  2. wow iam like you.with all this modern tech i do not own a cell phone nor do i want to own one.i would be the first one to look at rude people talking in public places loudly and laughing loudly or while driving. after i retired i did not even want to hear the phone ring..during my working days i heard soo much of them .being called at wee hours for some problems at work…now i want peace and quiet.can go without them but cannot go without my computer…

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