Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lumogig Stone, Mayoyao


When I arrived in Mayoyao, one of the places they said I should visit is the Lumogig stone.
So I hopped on a motorcycle and headed my way to the said place which was just a few kilometers away.

Balangbang Elementary School, the landmark.
If you see this, you've passed the entrance to the place.

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But not too far because you would see this store which is before the school
but just right next to it.Though it would look different now. Hopefully, those campaign posters should be down by now.
You see that little pathway??? That's the entrance to the beginning of the short hike.


The trail is not that hard as most of it is paved.

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You'll pass by a bridge where you'll see local kids jumping and swimming.

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HERE'S WHERE I GOT CONFUSED.
Two things.
1. I had only the description of the stone and so there were so many huge rocks and stones everywhere.
2. The name.
 In the brochure I read, it said Lumogig Stone.
The locals and the vandalism on this stone says it's Lumauig.
The internet said it's Lumagig.
Well...it might be with the changes throughout the years. It's like the municipality's name. They spell it Mayoyao but a lot calls it Majaojao.

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It doesn't mean there's a huge rock, that it should be it. So many distractions.
You have to scrutinize it. Especially they all look the same.

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Where are you, Lumogig???


I passed by the rice fields.

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A stream.
It looks inviting but heck . . .  I need to find that stone!

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Carved steps. Tiny ones I must say.

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This local man apologized because the pathway was bushy and they were not able to clean it. I had a quick chat with him. He shared his Manila experience to me.

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It was indeed bushy. This was already near The Stone.

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Hopping from one huge rock to another to get to The Stone.

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THERE IT IS!
Hmmmm . . .  hey you might be thinking what so special about this?

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This photo still doesn't show why I went all the trouble to explore this stone.

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Okay, so there's a humongous rock and a small rock.
So what???

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The humongous rock is leaning on the smaller rock.
It is said to be enchanted because the huge rock is supported by three smaller stones.

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Hmmm . . .  makes me think . . .
Legend has it that it was the gods who placed it there. It is believed to hold the future of the town meaning it will keep the Mayoyao locals strong and happy as long as the stone stands.

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AAARGGGHHHH . . .  let me push it and see if it falls.
Okay . . .  Mayoyao locals are still happy then!
(Disclaimer: I really didn't push it. I was just acting. Please don't sue me for trying to destroy your happiness)

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See those little stones below. I think those are the stones holding it.
Below, is the river.
The rock has been there for years and it still remains a question how those stones are holding it and how the rock has not fallen yet to think it's right at the edge.

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I didn't go for a swim. Not anywhere Lumogig stone . . . DUH!
I just enjoyed this little friend who dropped by.


It entertained me for a little while and then I went back to the stone! *;P


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6 comments:

astig ang lugar... alis ka jan baka magulungan ka jan :)

hahahaha oo nga! can you imagine if it rolled down at the time i was there?! i would be THE ONE who destroyed their happiness! and syempre...dead ako!

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tnx for the appreciating our place

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