After 6-hours of trekking through the mountains and rainforest, we reach at the first village, Pula, where kids flocked around, curious of the arriving visitors. One kid was so nice to offer us sweet potato! :) the most delicious I have ever tasted. We munched it with gusto!
We stayed at Lola Carmen's home. They have no regular electricity, instead, they're using solar system to afford bulb lights for the night. As expected, the day ended so early with the absence of light and access to civilization. The campfire Noel made kept us warm while we share life experiences.
Being used to sleeping for less than 8 hours,I woke up at 3 in the morning the following day, having slept at 8pm. It was kinda difficult but beautiful adjustment. The place was so quiet, so serene, and the cool wind is like singing you lullaby and lulled me back to sleep.
As the magnificent sun tried to regain its power, I can't help but sing in appreciation for what enfolds before my eyes is a beautiful work of art beyond description and too marvelous for words, just like the CREATOR. The sun slowly regained its throne sending its sun rays across the sky the color of rainbow, sending sparks to the vast mountains... as the mist slowly retreat from it's position. Isn't it wonderful to start a day like that? I wouldn't mind.
I went downstairs to join Lola Carmen for a short chitchat. Isn't it nice? I learned that all her kids are already married, and she's staying alone in her humble house, glad to receive visitors from time to time. Because we speak different tounges, it was a bit difficult to communicate, but it didn't hinder to send across the message of love and great appreciation. She ate the dried mango I brought from Cebu, while I savour their native Ifugao coffee :)
After breakfast, we then set to distribute the supplies to daycare center of Pula. I was so humbled to see kids enjoying the little gifts we brought to them. It was a true joy experience that even Tat shed some tears of happiness.
This activity is organized together with Black Pencil Project ( with a mission to change the world, 1 pencil at a time)