Directed by : Raphael "Fiel" Jamil Pranga
We've been around the world for the past seven years and we could definitely say that Philippines still has one of the best eye popping and breathtaking views we've ever had the opportunity to gaze upon. With our enthusiastic team, energetic co- suppliers and very adventurous charming couple we were able to pull off one of the most scenic storytelling save the date videos. Rambling words might not be enough or even sharing you the video won't match up the feeling, so let us welcome our guest blogger for this post for we know there's no better person to describe the experience than the soon to be bride herself..Kim Gerolaga.
"Rice terraces are often seen in textbooks and postcards and it is 'something' to see them in person. Seeing it isn't just one thing, experiencing it is quite another.
Experiencing Batad requires the very first step, commitment, as it will literally demand almost a day of bum-numbing rides, a brutal trek that will make everyone huff and puff and ounces of pain as its end product. The second step depends on how you'll enjoy your journey and how you'll appreciate the experience.
With pathways only wide enough for one person to pass, unpaved roads, steep drops of 5 or more feet in some places and countless steps of up-down-up, the whole trip was exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Yet every ounce of pain is just worth it when you see the brilliant view of the rice terraces from the very top of the mountain - a view that has been carved by our ancestors for the whole world to appreciate. It's beyond stunning!
It would be a lie if we'll say that the experience was difficult. Truth is, it was near horrible. In spite of this though, we cannot hide the fact that we actually enjoyed it. It wouldn't be such an experience if without the hardships. We were such a young fool to give out the comfort of our home for the Batad experience. But it was a reminder for us that in spite of how fast world is moving nowadays it would still best to slow time down sometimes, be taken by a secret world and definitely fall in love once again." - Kim