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Highway Sampayan

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Clothes are hanged to dry on makeshift sampayan (clothesline), or on a rope tied between road signs, and even on the highway bridge railings. We know that one cannot have an immaculate newly laundered shirts with all the highway dust and exhaust, but it seems the only goal is to have dry and sun sterilized clothes.

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Road signs as poles for the clothesline

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Bridge railing covered with newly laundered clothes

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Pulag Episode

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Hiker moment above the clouds

Hiking up the long but easy trail from the ranger station to one of the peaks of Mount Pulag three hours before sunrise was pleasant, notwithstanding it was still dark. Upon reaching Peak 2, we waited for few minutes just in time for the sun to come out behind the clouds. It was amazing looking down at the clouds while still on land, albeit on top of the mountain.

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Pre-sunrise view

When the sun was already way too high, as indicated by the transition of golden light to white light, it was time to ascent to the summit, still fairly easy. Up there, shadow casts on the summit marker and it was tempting to pee in the middle of the thick dwarf bamboo bushes (but of course I didn’t).

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Sunrise

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Blinding light

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The marker on the summit

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The bushes on the summit

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