Name: Emher Garcia
Why Manong Lakwatsero? My former colleagues used to call me Manong for some reason and I am known as a Lakwatsero (I’m not sure of any direct translation of this word in English, read on and you’ll know what I mean) by most of my friends.
I used to stay at home but ever since I joined a mountaineering organisation back in college I started loving the outdoors. I do hiking twice a month or whenever there is opportunity even on rainy season. You can pretty much tag me along anywhere. I think I’ve already mastered proper light packing due to lots of practice and had proven this when I managed to pack 7 kg or less when I did a 11-day solo backpacking in the southern part of the Philippines. I am also a member of a mountaineering organisation known as Relax Extremely Daring Mountaineers (REDM).
Occasionally, I would go to the beach or pretty much everywhere. I also love taking pictures though I don’t have a nice camera. A nice camera phone would do and I take snapshots whenever I see something interesting.
I’ve managed to learn Spanish but never put it to use. Haha.. I love to eat and I eat almost anything. At home, I watch DVD movies or series before I go to sleep and read books at times (This normally happens on a weekday as you won’t find me at home on a weekend). I love drinking coffee and tea too.
Recently I got married and soon I am going to have a baby girl!
My Lakbayan grade is B-!
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