I never heard about this falls before, but I like surprises myself, and this one got me excessively. The moment I knew that it was allowed to cliff jump, I said to my inner goddess “How am I supposed to miss this?” My heart beats so fast out of excitement and fear – which for the record I love to feel.
I believe that one of the best way to get here in Bugasok fall is to trek, but you can also ride the Habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) for easier transportation. But I would like to insist the trekking part, I intend to make the most of the adventure, why not do the most difficult part, right?
I love boodle fight! I always love this part of the trip. We always do in gawad kalinga, and here too? Love it!
Tried the Tuba (coconut toddy) for the very first time. It has a sweet and bittersweet taste. It’s kinda complicated. :P
Let me share what I experienced in this heart thumping event. While on the cliff, I felt my entire body shaking. My heart beats faster and slower at the same time, which I think, was really awesome. I like the feeling of being so afraid of something. I know, in my mind that I want to jump but my body tells me the opposite. What I knew was, the longer I waited to jump the more I’m afraid to. And I thought that in this moment, I gotta do this no matter what happens……and so I did it, here’s the video. :)
How I decided to jump in this 50ft waterfall? I gave myself two options. First, if I’m not going to jump, I’m going to DIE regretting it for my entire life, which in a calculation basis is 100%. Second, If I’m going to jump, I have a 50% chance that I’m going to die -literally, and a 50% chance to live. As an accounting student, I chose the 50% chance to live. HAHAHAHA.I don’t want to live a life full of “what ifs”. I want a life full of “oh wells”, make sense?
Some did rappelling. I never tried this one. I’m still in the process convincing myself that it’s fine. :(
I simply want to thank the Vice Mayor of Argao for our equipment and for his hospitality. The tour guides and all the locals who were very kind and the gang who planned and made this adventure possible. THANK YOU!
After all the heart-pounding, mind-blowing experience. We walked over 4 hills. It was more than a 3-hour trek. My legs were crying for help but I can’t just call superman to lift me up. I need to finish this adventure. The thing is, after all the things we’ve done; the set off was the most exhausting part ever!
The whole thing was a heck of adventure. Trekked almost 15 kilometers, went to balay sa agta, jump in a 50ft waterfalls, rappelling, tried the tuba, boodle fights, and new friends. What can I say?I-WILL-DO-IT-AGAIN-AND-AGAIN. Will you join us next time?
Photos by Niel Jarina, Adam Tan, Marc Lumayag and G. Francis Michael Acuña.