A Peek In The Dark (based on true accounts)

1:59 am

I turned on the light. The hairs in my flesh stood up when I heard someone running outside the house. I pretended to caugh to scare whatever thing that was the opposite the wall I’ m facing. I waited for a minute to clear my mind, to convince myself that it was all my imagination. Later, I heard his breathing. His panting. I realized that in front of me was the window, open to the dark outside. The thought overcame me that maybe he’s looking at me now from the exterior. I quickly acted as if I left something and went out of the room and immediately rushed to the main door in the sala. There stood our door, with a peeking hole in it. Should I look? Should I go to the CR upstairs? Or just go back to sleep and wait for the sun to rise? I froze.

2: 05 am

I decided that I should really peek. I secured my eyes to the hole. (Slow motion, like that of the horror movies) I waited for a minute but can’t see anything, only a dimly lit pathway of that door to our gate. Then three minutes. Five minutes. Nothing. I still looked intently. Then all of a sudden, I saw movement. I jerked back from that sudden shudder I’ve seen in the hole. I double-checked, I peeked again.. this time.. this time I’ve seen..

2:11 am

I froze. The hairs in my skin all stood up involuntarily. I can’t move. I can’t do anything.. I can’t run away..

2:21 am

My flesh is still engulfed by a chilly wind.. Coiled by an eerie indescribable sensation that ran from my spine. The hairs still standing, electrified in fear every now and then. I don’t know.. Alas, I can now walk. But still can’t run. The feeling of that mixed adrenaline of fear and curiosity cocktailed in your very nerves.

2:24 am

I’ m writing this now. Then suddenly the door creaked open.. I heard footstep from the outside, the sound was so real. The window was four feet away from me and the PC. I shivered.. involuntarily.. the curtains blew.. Then quietness. Drops of water slicing the stillness of the silence in the room. I looked at the window waiting.. waiting..

Seventh Heaven

I never thought paradiso was just kilometers away from home. The place and the condition was perfect.. perfect happiness. Last May, we’ve gone rafting. And with the same folks, we had had our sequel for jolt-shout-laugh series and the electrifying adventure that our teenage souls look for, the quenching remedy to our unsatisfied thirsts.

Chasing Pavements II: Seventh Heaven at Tinago Falls, Lanao Norte

Getting ready for the 40-minutes trip

“Not yet” exhausted, on our way down the destination.

This photo was taken on the 200th+ steps. Note: There are 365 steps starting from the first to the last.

Testing the water’s temperature :p

Pause. Taking a photo at the mini-bridge..

..at the bamboo boat..

..and here again – this time, the falls as the background. *Kaisa-isang litrato na kumpleto kami*

Abs, where are you? *All-boys photo man toh*

Rested after conquering the 365-steps, we were exhausted at that time. But still, we managed to smile for the camera. Hehe

On our way home when we stopped and took some nice shots along the way.

*I don’t exactly know where this photo was taken, somewhere near NPC I guess?*

Photo edits and the images were all taken from ate Mhy’s cam. First-rate isn’t it? Thanks Kapatid! :p

Shots with my dear adopted sister while we were on our way down.

P.S. Oh! I like how ate Mhy took this shot for me, shows how excited I’ am, taken at the most candid moment – removing my shoes. Haha

More photos of our trip on ate Mhy’s blog, more in these posts: here and here.

We’re planning for the third trip. The destination is yet to be settled, the date will be somewhere between Christmas break and New Year’s. Looking forward to it. Hehe