[Sta Maria] ► My Brother Trekked Pinsal Falls in Formal Attire

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"My brother was wearing a long-sleeved polo and tight-fitting jeans. I was also wearing a polo shirt with an unzipped sweater. It was just too inconvenient for some but we managed to wear them with ease!"

With my brother Edison, we trekked, hiked and walked to chase a waterfall. We were going to the most remote part of the town and was welcomed by the sounds of gushing streams and wild birds.

Pinsal Falls
With my brother, we decided to visit Pinsal Falls. It was his first time, it was my second time. I didn't know what happened to us but we were wearing clothes not suitable for trekking.

My brother was wearing a long-sleeved polo and tight-fitting jeans. I was also wearing a polo shirt with an unzipped sweater. It was just too inconvenient for some but we managed to wear them with ease!

We were just so weird to trek a dehydrating trail to that waterfall with those clothes but it didn't bother us.

I was browsing some of our photos until I found out these materials which make me laughing right now -- and decided to blog about it.

Sta. Maria ilocos sur
This was the second time I trekked Pinsal Falls and it was a disappointing one. The photo above should be filled with freshwater but this time it was dry.

I was longing to see the view I saw when I first came in this barrio called Baballasi-oan. I wanted my brother to see the beauty of the place the way I saw it but it was not just possible.

Pinsal Falls

My brother in long-sleeved polo, tight-fitting jeans and black shoes

The nature was in trouble that time, the waterfall was not alive. The waterfall had limited water.
Pinsal Falls

It was disappointing before my eyes but for my brother, it was an amazing view because it was his first time to see Pinsal Falls. He had no previous experience to compare.

Well, 'san ka pa! My bro was with a formal attire. I must say he was wearing his favorite shoes and jeans this time. I can not blame him if he wanted to enjoy the trek with that attire.

Pinsal
Well at least he was comfortable with that formal clothes -- most people may find it weird. In fact, my brother Edison is really weird. He goes to church with t-shirts and sneakers but wears formal clothes when he drives a motorcycle.

When he drives a motorbike, he prefers to use long-sleeved polo than using jacket or other long-sleeved tees. I don't know why.

Anyway let me show you some of the views we have to enjoy while trekking.

Pinsal Falls

Pinsal Falls
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I have to admit that although some parts of the trail is concreted, there are difficult parts you have to take especially those portions that are not concreted yet.

So I can not imagine myself wearing the clothes my brother has worn while trekking the difficult parts of the trail.


Pinsal Falls

Pinsal Falls
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Location Highlighted in Red
All I can say is, my brother enjoyed the trekking as evidenced by the expressions in his face.

He smiled, he laughed, he jumped, he wandered!

I can not question his "trip" in life but one thing is for sure, it was fun traveling and exploring with my brother.

I cherish the moment we were traveling and exploring together. The bonding we did as magkuya (brothers) was just priceless and can not be equaled even with the most expensive brand of clothes.

comment 37 #TownFolks Commented :

Bonzenti |Con Tour Blog on June 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM said...

I will do these things, travelling my brothers as you did. Its also a unique bonding with your siblings. Lucky for you that you are with your brothers while on travel. We had experienced that also but that was during school days and we havnt documented that travels. :-). Hindi pa uso ang digital nun. hehehe.

Edmar | Edmaration etc on June 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM said...

Hehe. We are really lucky Kuya Bonz at nauso ang mga ditigal gadgets ngayon. hehe.

Sumi Go on June 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM said...

Wow! Seems like your brother really had fun trekking, even with long-sleeved polo! :D I haven't tried trekking yet, but I don't think I can last long wearing a formal attire. I sweat like crazy even with t-shirt on, how much more with uncomfortable clothes.. XD Anyway, I wish I can also go on an adventure with my sister :)

tess on June 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM said...

you guys should wear comfortable clothes when traveling or going to remote places like this. That is a very lovely peaceful place.

Pinay Travel Junkie on June 23, 2012 at 2:14 AM said...

Hahaha! Astig ni bro! Parang may formal event sa falls :) At least he's ready for a pictorial.

Mavin Reyes - Nurse Critic on June 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM said...

i've done trekking years ago in the island of Guimaras, it was a long hour trek from Jordan to Alubihod but it feels wonderful to accomplish such a task... :)

Christeen on June 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM said...

supper perfect place to unwind :)

Gemma | My Dailies on June 23, 2012 at 8:28 AM said...

happy moments with your bro! long sleeves or not lol! I suddenly miss my brothers!

Franc Ramon on June 23, 2012 at 8:46 AM said...

The falls in the first photo looks amazing. One of nature's wonders. I hope to visit this place too.

Mai Flores on June 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM said...

Friend, sobrang magkamukha kayo hehe! And yeah, Edison is weird in some way pero at least di siya nagreklamo when he did the trek. Truly, bonding with your sibling for an adventure such as this is priceless! :)

Maricel on June 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM said...

I can definitely appreciate the fun you two had together. The view might have left a few disappointments here and there, but hey, the bonding time should make up for it. :)

Ric / Life N Canvas on June 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM said...

What a great adventure! I also like the falls! Ganda!!

markpogi on June 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM said...

Hiking with formal wear is something I've read just here. XD

Though its kinda sad that the falls has almost no amount of water (based on your photos).

Ding | The Pinoy Explorer on June 23, 2012 at 3:10 PM said...

and nothing beats the bonding between brothers...I wish I have a cool brother like yours!

Edmaration etc on June 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM said...

Sumi Go on June 23, 2012 1:03 AM said...

Wow! Seems like your brother really had fun trekking, even with long-sleeved polo! :D I haven't tried trekking yet, but I don't think I can last long wearing a formal attire. I sweat like crazy even with t-shirt on, how much more with uncomfortable clothes.. XD Anyway, I wish I can also go on an adventure with my sister :)
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Sumi, yup, we enjoyed a lot!

Edmaration etc on June 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM said...

tess on June 23, 2012 1:39 AM said...

you guys should wear comfortable clothes when traveling or going to remote places like this. That is a very lovely peaceful place.
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Yes mommy, we were, hehe... and yes, the place was good!

Edmaration etc on June 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM said...

Mai Flores on June 23, 2012 12:19 PM said...

Friend, sobrang magkamukha kayo hehe! And yeah, Edison is weird in some way pero at least di siya nagreklamo when he did the trek. Truly, bonding with your sibling for an adventure such as this is priceless! :)
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Waah!! oo hindi siya nagreklamo because it was his choice, lol!

Edmaration etc on June 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM said...

Ding | The Pinoy Explorer on June 23, 2012 3:10 PM said...

and nothing beats the bonding between brothers...I wish I have a cool brother like yours!
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Korek Sir Ding! nothing beats that :)

Ralph Marcuss on June 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM said...

Ayos ah naka long sleeve ang init nyan. Subkan ko din puntahan yan next year! Naubusan na kasi ako ng Bala pang travel. hahaha

Violy Vallester on June 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM said...

oh no why is it dry? Global warming! It's even starting to rain now this is s sad to see. But still love the first photo.

TheJonDiesta on June 23, 2012 at 4:33 PM said...

Quirky adventure in a hidden beautiful place in Ilocos Sur. Beautiful waterfall

Ron on June 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM said...

I love the view. Great adventure with your bro!

Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com on June 24, 2012 at 3:34 AM said...

Cool. I just wish I can travel with my sister and brother too. Matagal tagal na rin kaming di nakakapagtravel together. And nice ang get up ni bro ah. Hahaha. I hope you guys had fun!

Teresa Martinez on June 24, 2012 at 6:15 AM said...

You bonding moments with your brother is precious wherever you are and whatever you wear.

Manong Iskrambol on June 24, 2012 at 7:25 AM said...

hahaha nice trekking experience and with fashion.. did not know there are waterfalls in ilocos sur.. thanks for sharing

Kalabasa K. Kamote on June 24, 2012 at 4:30 PM said...

Scenic sites like this should be protected and preserved for future generations to see.

athena on June 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM said...

kuya edmar! this reminds me of the "surprise" (haha) trekking i did for a field trip. parang ang layo nang linakaran niyo ha @_@

Gigi Beleno on June 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM said...

very nice place you got there! it was an exciting adventure as well, especially spending bonding moments with your brother. I think I also would like to try his trip . . . that is, to hike in formal wear. Hope my stiletto will survive the trail :D

MissGennD on June 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM said...

I wish I could do this fun physical activities soon~ Reading your post made me miss my sister. We used to do things together, but sadly she had to go back to Chicago. I shall see her soon. =)

msairrapingol on June 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM said...

haha. nice outfit for a trekking. cool ng bro mo :)
kulit.

WANDER SHUGAH on June 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM said...

wow nice place kuya edmar! And quality time with the brother. day well spent! and huiii excited ako sa blog tagline mo! come july 7th! haha

KikomaxXx on June 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM said...

ayus... ganda ng view...

Edmaration etc on June 25, 2012 at 7:26 PM said...

Pauline (Wander Shugah), haha... sana mag-click lol!

Tricia - Keep Calm and Take a Shot on June 26, 2012 at 9:27 PM said...

I've tried trekking and hiking once in Mindoro. It was SO MUCH FUN! I was with my Titos, titas and sisters. It was an amazing experience. We also went to a waterfalls and I had an accident. LOL. I fell down from a big big rock. If there wasn't a big log in front of me, I would have fell further. I didn't get hurt, though. But yeah, it was really fun. SOBRAAA.

Super tataas ng bato na inakyat namen and we had to jump to the ocean from a big big rock so we can see the cave sa gilid. Grabe. Lampa ko pa naman but it was fun talaga. :) I wish we can do it again. :)

Vacasyonista on January 22, 2014 at 1:40 AM said...

Susme, anong trip yan?haha pansinin ka nyan bro. Ganda rin pala dyan. Madagdag nga sa wishlist..hehe

Edmar Guquib said...

Vacasyonista | Hihi.. trip lang ng kapatid ko bro. Well, try mo bisitahin minsan dito, hindi ka magsisisi! :)

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