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We cannot deny the fact that Philippines has so many beautiful destinations, and in fact, I already went on some of those, including the ones that are mostly featured, and is being populated by tourists all the time.

However, my curiosity leads me to a question:

“How about places that are not featured most of the time?”

So, my friend and I had an unexpected plan to hike at Mt. Pamitinan, at Rodriguez, Rizal, last December 6. Since it is definitely my first time to hike, I felt the excitement as it goes, and since I do love adventures, I have no fear at all. We originally intended to shoot videos for YouTube for my friend there, however, I personally enjoyed more the beauty of the nature, 426m high above the sea-level.


from right to left: Bryan Snow, Daryl Orillo


Using a decent camera, I’ve made a small video showing some highlights, and perhaps, the thing that we intended to do at Mt. Pamitinan (video below).


Despite the fact that the rocks are pretty steep, it doesn’t hinder me to achieve my goal of hiking a mountain, and perhaps, some “buwis-buhay” photos. A photo of me below sitting at the pointed rocks, and you can see that I’m enduring the pain just to capture the beauty, at its finest.


The beauty of green nature can be really seen upon reaching the summit. As an environment advocate, I realized that we should do something in order to preserve these kind of sceneries, and places. And one of the things that we should do is to show the importance and beauty of these hidden places to people in order to raise awareness and engagement, on nature conservation.
Perhaps, a legitimate photo of you on that place is much better than a Photoshopped one, and it will make you feel sorry for, also, if it’s gone.


Reaching the peak at 11AM, the sun is high and the temperatures beyond are high, but, the air still breeze like you’re on front of many industrial high-speed fans. Again, another photo opportunity using a decent camera.


Now, we see that the above photo lacks definition in light and my body is very dark compared to the photos above because of the strong backlight. (This photo has its brightness adjusted by the way). And to prevent this problem on my next adventures, I do recommend using the cameras from the OPPO F1S.

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The rear camera (pictured above), boasts an f/2.2 aperture, and an industry-leading imaging chip. It’s whopping sensor size of 1/3.06-inch allows it to maximize sensitivity, allowing yourself to capture great shots, on night, and even on a place with strong backlight, without losing definition.


The same with the front camera. And on this note, OPPO F1S is being known for having the “Selfie Expert” title. No wonder why the front-facing camera is great than the rear one. The front camera itself features a 16MP sensor, an f/2.0 aperture (means more sensitive to light) and a sensor size of 1/3.1 (the same with the rear one)

Now let us get straight to the point. Will the cameras from OPPO F1S help me, or you to step-up the next adventures? Or Instagram photos? Perhaps yes. If you’re a traveler and loves to take photos using your smartphone, check out OPPO F1S! 

Because this is a tech blog, we should include the specs, because that’s what you are looking for, when buying phones at most cases.

• Display: 5.5 inches HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
• CPU: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
• Chipset: Mediatek MT6755 or MTK7650
• GPU: Mali-T860MP2
• ROM/RAM: 32GB/3GB or 64GB/4GB
• Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR
• Front Camera: 16MP, f2.0, 1/3.1″sensor size, 1080p 
• Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3075 mAh battery
• Connectivity: LTE, HSPA, 3G
• OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop (not sure if there’s an upgrade for Marshmallow yet)

I’ve included a link on where you can buy it at Lazada: LINK

More “buwis-buhay” pictures for your pleasure 🙂
NOTE: Stunts are performed with professional supervision, do not imitate. :p



Among my favorite places, this currently makes the top. Why? It is simply because you need to work hard and walk hard, in order to reach it’s beauty. Not to mention along the way you could meet somebody, that might became your “forever” so watch out. I hope that places like these are featured more, on travel blogs rather than the “mainstream” ones which are already popular enough.
To conclude this journey, they say that planned get-together and outings won’t do any good, and this event might prove it because we got to do great things up on the summit.
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– Bryan Snow