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Adventurers mark 2 years of happy hiking

21 October 2018

By Vir B. Lumicao 

An all-OFW hiking group, The Adventurers, marked its second founding anniversary on Oct 1 with a barbecue party attended by more than 50 members and supporters at Butterfly Beach in
Tuen Mun, New Territories.

The group was founded two years ago by Analyn Soriba, a jolly 34-year-old domestic worker from Rosario, Batangas.

The energetic and joke-cracking Batangueña says her mission is to provide a healthy and worthwhile activity for Filipino helpers in Hong Kong to relieve themselves of the stress of working abnormally long hours in their employers’ homes.

Fun activities, including parlor games and photo-taking, highlighted the celebration.

The Adventurers organizes a hike on one of Hong Kong’s numerous trails every Sunday and statutory holiday, weather permitting.

More than 50 members and supporters at Butterfly Beach in Tuen Mun, New Territories.Its Facebook page already has 697 members, many of whom belong to other OFW groups, and like The Adventurers’ friendly trekking activity.


Most members are workers who prefer to explore Hong Kong’s natural beauty on their days off instead congregating at parks and city streets.

For the homesick worker, especially newcomers seeking new friends, a lunchbox, a bottle or two of water and enough Octopus load to get them to and from the hike site, are enough to spend a fun day with the group.

Once in a while, Soriba invites her followers and supporters to charity hikes to raise funds for worthwhile causes. Whatever the purpose of a hike, whether for charity or plain leisure, Soriba makes sure that they all enjoy the outing.

Just a few days after the Tuen Mun get-together, she led The Adventurers to another excursion, a walk to Tai Po Park on Oct 7 which she called “Wagwag Stress Day.”

Soriba promises members that The Adventurers would be a suitable home for the lonely OFW, describing it as: “Tahanan kung saan puro #HapiLangNaWalangEnding!”

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