I was supposed to go to Batulao last August 23, 2010 for my birthday, but it did not push through due to unforeseen cosmic reasons. Ever since I kept wondering, “Had I conquered Mt. Batulao then, would the bloody August 23 Hong Kong bus kidnapping have been prevented?”
Sometimes one simple action could trigger an event with complex consequences. What if? Sadly, there are some things that are beyond my control.
But I'm happy I'm climbing again.