I am moving on.
Forest after forest after forest. I did not like this hike at all. But a lot of people liked the hike. I was looking at everyone at some point and a lot of people were talking and socializing. This is good because one of the main purposes of these hikes is for people to meet others. It is good that they were having fun talking to each other because the hike had no views at all. We were just mosquito food lol. The forecast was sunny but when we were there, it was raining. I’ve been having nice sunshine all through out the weekdays. I get to hike during the weekdays so I am happy. At Saturday, it had been raining. I feel bad because a lot of people want to hike on Saturday.
I have not had any hotpot in a while like almost a year or maybe more than a year. I like rice, barbecue, meat and stuff so I hardly go to a hotpot restaurant. This hotpot was so good. It was so delicious. We were at the hotpot place for 2 hours. So everyone had been eating for 2 hours. I looked at everyone and it seems that everyone was having fun talking to each other. So it was good. I got lucky on this hotpot. I am terrible at making my own sauces. In this hotpot I randomly combined a bunch of vinegar, garlic and various condiments. My sauce turned out to be so good. There was a girl before who made hotpot sauces for me before and her sauces was better. I could not recreate those sauces. I did not want to bother calling her. Besides, I am a guy, guys have this instinct to not ask for directions when they are lost or don’t know what to do. We do it the hard way with the process of elimination or trial n error. I am still happy because my sauce was good by luck. Next time I am going to the Internet and research some good hotpot sauces and try them out lol.
Here is my post about anger.
I’m in a good mood again. This hiking stuff is making me bipolar lol. Tough hike. My legs are tired. They need rest. I think my knee got hurt.
I have lots of work anyway so it is all good.
Google Photos created an animation. It is kind of cool. It looks like I am exercising or squatting though lol.
If you look at the ground, the shadows flicker back and forth. It is when the leaves at the top of the trees are dancing with the winds.
It was cold on this spot though. When the water hits the rocks at the bottom, the water disperses to the air like a mist. My clothes were very wet. My hair was wet.
Another animation. This is kind of silly or funny. It amuses me lol.
While hiking, I saw this dog and he was stuck on a cliff. So I climb down and tried to save him. I grabbed him by his collar and got him up. I saved him but I got stuck on the cliff. I was stuck for 40 days and 40 nights. I could not move. I was just hanging there. For a month or so, I had no food and water. Good thing a couple of kids came by. They had a rope and I was saved.
I went on my way. I found women and children stuck under a rock. They were screaming and crying for help. So I lifted the rock up so they can be free. They were so thankful but I got stuck there. If I let one of my hands go, the rock would fall down. So I asked the women and children to call for help. After 100 days, they came back. They brought back 90 firemen, 50 lumberjacks, 30 fishermen, 200 good Samaritans, 60 dogs, 20 cats, 5 whales, 1 shark and a few cows. They all tried to lift the rock but the rock was too heavy. They could not do it. We all came up with a plan. They will lift it up for 3 seconds just so that I can get away. Finally, it worked and I was free.
Having a good heart is very dangerous for my health.
Just got back from camping. I am so tired. I am going to sleep soon.
There were a lot of these caterpillars in the hikes.
I got visited by different animals in my camping spot. There were some deer, turkeys, birds, and lions. Just kidding on the lions. So I left two chicken wings on the table. I went to take a shower. When I came back from taking a bath, my food was gone. Those animals are thieves.
It is good to be back home. Nice soft bed. I cooked myself a wonderful dinner. It was so good, I am ready to sleep.
While I was hiking, I thought my love life is kind of confusing. I should start dating soon so that this part of my life is solved It is just that I have a lot of work to do right now. I mean most of the girls that are attracted to me are waiting for me to be successful, or they want me to be a backup, or they have a non-negotiable quality that they want me to get, or they are on a fence and not sure whether to date me, or they are unavailable emotionally and physically, or they have some sort of issue or problem in their life. I don’t really want start asking one by one and see who will say yes but it looks like I may have to do that just to see who is really available lol.
I look really good on this one!! I have to post it hahaha!!! This one is a little fake though. I think I was flexing in here.
I like these lifestyle videos with music lol. 3 years ago, I would have looked at this type of life and say to myself that it is impossible for me. Now, it is very doable. In fact, the life that I see having is way ahead of this. This type of life is just a temporary stop. It is really all about freedom. I have a lot of freedom. I just have to increase my income to the point, I do not need to work anymore. I can just travel and stay in hotels. First, I have to increase my stamina, my leg muscles and overall fitness. There are a lot of people that died living an adventurous life. I need to take diving lessons also because swimming with the whales is a must.
I do not see myself getting an apartment. I will most likely buy a house. Maybe in 2-3 years. Somewhere in New Jersey. New York has too many laws that I do not like. I am correcting a lot of grammar mistakes, making my websites more useful, exercising, and just a lot of work right now. I cannot make drastic changes in my life right now. I told myself, I will put my purpose first and give myself a great life before women so I will do that. Anyway, I am going to be busy for 2-3 months.
After that I am going to start dating more. I will try to get a girlfriend. I am getting fat though due to the building of muscles and stamina. I have to eat lots of foods. I am ruining my chances lol. I like to be lean though and hiking high elevation mountains requires me to be fit so I am sure I will lose all of these fats in time.
Three years ago when I started hiking, we were doing push up contests. We did one in Breakneck 3 years ago. I tried to do clapping pushups and I failed hard lol. In this video, I was thinking of goofy and silly things to do with the tree. The pushup contest came to my mind lol. I am very light in weight also. The tree did not feel like it would break or bend at all.
Note: Don’t try this because you may get injured. It is near a cliff also.
I am going to do a couple of very hard hikes this year so I am training my legs. So glad Planet Fitness is only $10 a month. I have to spend a couple of hundred dollars on equipment. Just the hiking boots is worth $200 and the backpacking bag that I want is worth $250. Everything is so expensive. The sleeping bag is $400 but I am not going to buy that lol. Tent is $100 which is also expensive. I have some money to spare though so it is all good.
I carry 11.3 pounds of backpack weight every time I hike. I need to cut this down. The camera is very heavy. I am aiming for 25 pound backpack weight for the tent, sleeping bag, water and foods. If I can cut it down to 20 pounds, it will be great. The legs need to get better. I am so busy with work also. So many things to do and implement. My life is very busy at the moment. I have no time for anything else. I want to finish this project as soon as possible.
So I made an article about judgments. For some reason when I hike solo, I get a lot of ideas. I think I meditate while hiking. Everyone most likely meditates while hiking.
This one is called All About Judgments Of Other People
Here is an album about my hike yesterday. Tough hike 11 miles. I need the exercise and I need more stamina so it was a good hike. I have 3 or 4 months left to train. For some reason I have to do push ups to every interesting dead tree that I see lol.
Here is the album. Last Saturday hike. My body is aching right now. I have been hibernating too much. I could not do the last rock. I scraped my hand doing it. I am checking my body right now, I have wounds, bruises and a few black and blue spots on my body. It was a great hike though.
My life had not been easy. I was confused, puzzled, lost and unsure of where to go like a road that looms forever yet goes nowhere. At night, that road would be engulfed in pure darkness, devoid of any light, as my path becomes layered with broken glass, and sharp metals every step of the way. The wind would howl with its cold fangs burning my skin while it brought forth a foul stench of the a dead rotten animal. I felt the terror of what looms onward as I can taste its blood lust focusing on me whose main objective was to bring me more suffering. Lashes of rage as my fist would hit other people’s faces, my eyes filled with fury, and my clothes would smell of cheap cigar and vodka as my mouth would spit drops of blood by the end of the night.
I would walk this road as if I had no other choice but to move forward. The regrets, the disappointments, and the pain would be etched into my soul creating wounds, bruises and lacerations as I bleed profusely everywhere yet no one there to care nor see me at all. I was alone, tired and wounded. Yet no one could hear my screams, and no one could see how deep my cuts were. I was clinging to hope that tomorrow would be different but that hope started fading away. I thought that if only I could be better, if only I had helped, then maybe I could leave this place…. if only…
As I lie here, holding you inside my arms, reminiscing of the old, I am glad that I met you. If I had to do my life all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. If I change something differently then I may not have met you. You were worth all the pain and all the sadness that I have endured. You were the light that took the darkness away. Your kind hand brought relief to my wounds and melted my frozen heart away. I never thought I could be happy the way I am now. When I met you, it was as if a thousand years of happiness conspired and I felt all of them in one day. It was as if the universe fell in love with my soul and blanketed my life with love by giving me… you.
You made me the happiest man in the world. I want to thank you for that so I will dedicate my life making you the happiest woman on Earth as well.
This I promise you.
I made a guide for Catskills North-South Lake – Escarpment Trail Loop Hiking Guide. It feels incomplete. I may rewrite it in the future.
I remember it all too well. It was a cold winter afternoon in December as trickles of snow fell on top of our heads. We were silent while walking down a familiar street after watching a movie. I could hear our footsteps, and yet not a word was spoken from either of our lips. I slid my hand towards hers ever so slightly until I could feel her fingertips brush against mine. I opened my hand to receive hers and interlocked our fingers. I could feel the gentle softness of her skin, and smallness of her hand compared to mine. It was warm, kind, and comfortable as if it was made perfectly just for me. But the cold was unforgiving to our skin and it would not let our hands stay that way forever. So I took her hand with mine and tuck them safely into my pocket.
She broke the silence and said, “are you planning to keep my hand forever since you put it into your pocket?”
I looked at her and grinned, “it was mine the moment I touched it.”
“Oh really?” She said while smiling.
“Yup! Don’t worry, I will take care of it. I will take care of you. Always and forever.”
She averted her gaze from mine as her cheeks began to be flushed with red.
I took my other hand and touched her chin. I lifted her head a little as I leaned forward and kissed her lips.
“Your lips are now mine also”, I said while smiling.
She smiled. “Only if you take care of them.”