Thursday, December 27, 2012

4th Philippine International Motor Show: The Final Part

After the visit to different car brand in the show room, my next stop was the exhibit hall B.  It houses booths from various shops that sells car accessories, navigation system, multimedia system, tires, customized car services, oil, battery, cleaning, and even publication.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quote of the Week
Let us not look back in anger,
 nor forward in fear, 
but around us in awareness.
~ James Thurber

Saturday, November 10, 2012

4th Philippine International Motor Show: Part 3

Hello fellow reader/blogger.  Here's the third installment of my trip in the 4th Philippine International Motor Show.  After my visit from Honda booth, BMW is my next stop.  Just like the Mercedes-Benz, the booth of BMW gave that luxury feel.  They displayed the 3 Series M Performance cars - 328i and 335i Cabriolet -, 528i Sport M Performance car, 650i Cabriolet, and Z4.  At the center of their booth, there were merchandise on display like apparel and even road bikes.  At the end of their booth, there's a hanging performance car model.  Also, there's a room upstairs that can be viewed but I hesitated to look.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote of the Week
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
 ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

4th Philippine International Motor Show: Part 2

Here's the second part of my visit in the 4th Philippine International Motor Show.  Nissan's booth is what I visited next.  The company showed many different models in the show and they were Highway Star, Patrol, Urvan, X-trail, Frontier, Murano Z, Almera and Teana.  They also showed the Juke crossover and 370z sports car.  Here's a trivia, the car designer of 370z is Rudy Rodriguez a Canadian-born Filipino.  Yup, you hear that right, a Filipino is the car designer of 370z sports car. Another reason that Filipino is truly world-class.  By the time I visited their booth, they currently having a mini game and letting the visitors participate.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Quote of the Week
"You're never too old to learn that you are too old too learn."
 ~Rabbi Rami

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

4th Philippine International Motor Show: Part 1

I visited the last day of the 4th Philippine International Motor Show held at World Trade Center in Pasay city.  I came in at around 11am in the morning and there were still few visitors.  The entrance fee for adult was Php100, for senior citizen was Php80 and for kids was Php50.  So what are the brands present in the exhibit?  You'll find out after the break.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quote of the Week
"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough." 
~Garrison Keillor

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quote of the Week
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world 
until we make peace with ourselves"
~ Dalai Lama

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nike Free Run 2.0

I recently purchased a Nike Free Run 2.0 from the same person whom I bought the Kobe VII Year of the Dragon.  I bought it for PHP1300 (approximately US$31.16) and at that time there's a free shipping promo.  The reason I bought a new pair of shoes is because a runner should have at least two pairs of running shoes that he/she can use alternately.  I already retired two pairs of running shoes (I used the latest retired shoes as my casual shoes).  If you are hook in running I definitely recommend buying two pairs of shoes even if its not expensive.  A good running shoes should give ample amount of support and comfort.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Leg 3 (Running): Iberet Active Multisport 101 Camp

Last July 7, I attended the afternoon class of  Multisport Iberet running clinic held at Bonifacio Hight Street activity area.  The instructor of the running class was no other than coach Jojo Macalintal.  There were  sponsors' booth present in the clinic like Asics, L-Timestudio and Iberet.  Like before, you register first in the registration booth and then have the stamp card stamped by the sponsors' booth.  Once done, head back to the registration booth to drop your stamp card for the raffle.  There's also a photo booth by Baicapture wherein you can take photo of yourself with the magazine and have a printed copy right away.  Also, since I'm  one of the early registrant, I got the chance to have another singlet from Multisport for free.  To get the picture of the singlet you may go here.  The weather on that day was cloudy and I saw a dark clouds at a distance but fortunately, it doesn't rain during the activity.  There's also a baggage counter so every participant can leave their baggage safely during the running clinic.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quote of the Week

A man's true wealth here after is the good he does in this world to his fellow man.
~ Muhammad

Monday, June 18, 2012

Basketball Tournament: My New Uniform

This is the second time I'm joining the Basketball tournament organized in our division.  Last year we unable to get the championship but managed to get 3rd place.  This year, our team is stronger than before because we had imports from other department who were an official player of the company.  But, other teams also get stronger so it's a matter of performance on the actual game that will dictate the winner.  I hope that this year our team will be on the finals but I know it'll take more than good luck to get there.  I'll train harder for the sake of the team. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quote of the Week
"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." 
~ George Santayana

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quote of the Week

The only thing that is constant is love.
 ~Russell Brand

Monday, May 28, 2012

Big Apple Express Spa

Last Saturday, me and my significant other went to Big Apple Express Spa.  I bought a couple's voucher worth Php500 ($11.46) from CashCashPinoy, an online bargain site.  The voucher consist of Balinese massage for men and Manhattan for women with free foot soak.  We visited the branch at Tower 1 Cityland 10 in Makati, Philippines.  It was my first time going to a spa but I do have an idea about it.  

Once we entered the vicinity, it has this relaxing atmosphere.  I wore jeans at that time but they required the visitors to wear shorts.  Fortunately, the spa provided us a clean shorts for customers wearing jeans.  First, they treated our feet, I upgraded the foot soak to foot scrub by adding Php100 ($2.29).  Afterwards, we went to a room for couple and the massage begun.  The Balinese massage took 60 minutes while the Manhattan took 45 minutes.  After the massage was over, we were asked by the masseur if we need tea or water.  The staff and personnel are friendly and professional.  

We both enjoyed the massage and the treatment Big Apple Express Spa gave us.  We will definitely come back to their branch.  To know more about them you may go to their Facebook page by clicking the above picture.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Quote of the Week

Success is not the key to happiness. 
Happiness is the key to success.
 ~ Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Right Sunglasses for Your Face
Are you looking for a pair of cool sunglasses for your upcoming holiday trips?  Or for your everyday trip to work?  No matter what kind of trip you're going, sunglasses is a necessity especially when Mr. Sun is up and shining.  But like clothes with different sizes, sunglasses came from different shapes and sizes that will complement to your face.  And in order to complement the sunglasses to your face, there are things to consider when buying sunglasses in relation to your face.  So what are those?  You'll know after the break.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

4K Garden Resort

Me and some of my high school friends went to 4K Garden Resort at Catmon, Sta. Maria, Bulacan to commemorate our 10 years of friendship last May 19.  We went there at night to escape the scorching heat of Mr. Sun. The entrance fee is Php200 for adult and children (children whose height is 3 feet or below are free).  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quote of the Week
Thinking heavy thoughts causes thought particles 
to get caught between our ears,
 causing truth decay.
~Swami Beyondananda

Friday, May 11, 2012

Quote of the Week
It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
 ~Henry James

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hyundai Run For A Cause 2012

Last Sunday, April 29, Hyundai Asia Resource Inc (HARI) conducted their free fun run, the Hyundai Run For A Cause at Quirino Grandstand in Luneta.  This is my second year attending the fun run by HARI.  The first one was last year at the same place.  The event offered 5km and 10km distances.  I ran 5km for the first year and decided to run the 10km distance this year.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quote of the Week

 The most important thing in life 
is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
~ Morrie Schwartz

Friday, April 27, 2012

Iberet Active Multisport 101 Camp: Running

Last Saturday April 21 I attended the Iberet-Active MultiSport 101 Camp Running clinic at Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig city.  There are two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  I attended the afternoon class.  This is my second year attending the free class organized by MultiSport and Iberet-Active.  To know more about my previous posts in MultiSport clinics last year you may go here and here.  

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quote of the Week
Life is about taking the moment 
& making the best of it w/o knowing what's going to happen next.
 ~Gilda Radner

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Church Visit on Holy Week 2012: Part 2

Here's the second part of our church visit during Holy Thursday.

8.  St. Pio Chapel - Libis
The picture you see above is the last station in St. Pio chapel.  We were supposed to visit the 8th station only but the majority decided to  visit every station in this chapel.  The interesting part of this visit is that every visitor who'll visit the stations will have to carry a wooden cross.  The size of the cross will vary to the body-size of the one who will carry it.  Also, slippers were not allowed so they will enter the station bare footed.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quote of the Week
There are no mistakes, only opportunities.
 ~Tina Fey

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Church Visit on Holy Week 2012: Part 1

This year, I decided to come along with my friends to visit churches last Holy Thursday to commemorate the life of Christ on his last days.  The plan was to visit churches from Argelito's hometown and then go to Laguna route. We will then visit one church per station, there are 14 stations so we visited 14 churches as well. So without further ado, below are the churches we visited.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Quote of the Week
Grief can take care of itself,
 but to get the full value of joy
 you must have somebody to divide it with.
~Mark Twain

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Manila International Auto Show 2012

Me and my brother attended the Manila  International Auto Show 2012 last March 31, 2012.  The exhibit is located at World Trade Center in Pasay.  This is the 3rd day of the event.  The exhibit composed of three parts, the main hall, tent B, and PTCC.
The floor plan in the main hall
 Before entering World Trade Center, we saw many Hyundai elantra cars displayed and some sports cars that were customized.  The entrance fee was Php100 (approximately US $3) for regular attendants and a discounted fee for senior citizen.  Before entering the main hall, there's already displayed cars on the lobby like the Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Ford.  I noticed at the center of the lobby a DJ platform wherein two models were there.

When you entered the main hall we were greeted by cars from Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.   Gorgeous cars from these brands were displayed at the show.  The event showcased the new released of new cars from different brand for our market.  The cool cars I saw at the event were Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, Ford Ranger pickup, Dodge Charger, Range Rover Evoque, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Jaguar XJ, Lamborghini and many more.  I didn't saw any cars from Porsche on the day I visited the event although there is a slot in the floor plan.

The second part of the exhibit is where you'll see gadgets and accessories used in cars like navigation system, speakers, paint and many more .  The place was a car park where an elevated tent was constructed.  The third part of the exhibit is where other car brands are located and mostly of them are Chinese brands.  The third part also showed restored and modified cars.

And the fun in car shows won't be complete without gorgeous models.  My top three are:

Before we went home, we joined a mini-game from Yokohama booth.  The mechanics are 1.  Find and take picture of at least five cars having Yokohama tires and 2.  Present the pictures to Yokohama booth and once verified you can pick a prize from the prize bowl.  One of the major prizes is jacket but unfortunately we only got a ballpen.

Well, that's it for my visit in Manila International Auto Show.  I definitely come back again next year.  You can check out my photos during my visit here

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Quote of the Week
The power of laughter & love would beat out the power of fear every time.
- John Goodman

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quote of the Week

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. 
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously 
whether she will or will not be a mother.
- Margaret Sanger

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Quote of the Week
I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition: Final

Last Saturday,  March 17, I watched the last presentation of 3rd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition.  The countries presented on that night were Italy with special participation of our country. The first country performed was Italy so without further ado here's the video I captured during the fireworks display.

After the presentation of Italy, there were presentations performed by different artists like Rico Blanco.  Afterwards, the winners for the competition were announced.  Below are the winners:

First Place:  Canada
Second Place: Australia and Finland
Third Place:  Netherlands

Being the country-host Philippines performed a special participation.  Below's the video.

The video for Philippines was not complete during that time, there's a technical difficulties.  I decided to go home but after 10 minutes they resume the presentation but I did not came back.  Overall, the presentations were great and I really enjoy the show.  I'll definitely go back to this show next year but I do hope that the organizer will be much organize in the event like lane separation of people who had kids with them and those who aren't have.  Also, congratulations to the winners!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quote of the Week 

If you educate a man you educate a person, 
but if you educate a woman, you educate a family.
- Rudy Manikan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quote of the Week
There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, 
which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity,
 but which kindles up and beams 
and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
- Washington Irving

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Peak Running Shoes

Last month, I purchased a new running shoes to replaced my 14-month old Umbro running shoes.  I decided to replace my old running shoes because I felt pain in my left knee during a 7-km run although it goes away after two weeks of rest.  Also, there's a part of my old shoes that's totally worn out telling me to replace it. 
Peak Sport Products Co., Limited (Chinese: 匹克; pinyin: pǐ kè) is a Chinese sportswear/sports equipment company founded in 1989. PEAK SPORT S.R.L. (PEAK International) was established in 2000. PEAK International is based in Italy which focused on and new products and styles for our consumers, and distributing the PEAK brand all over the world. The company listed in Hong Kong in September 2009 and has a market capitalisation of US$1.4 bn. Peak’s turnover is likely to exceed US$500m sometime in 2011. -
I bought this pair of shoes for a discounted price of PhP1,300 (roughly $30 in 1 US dollar = 42.8500 Philippine pesos exchange rate).  This is the only pair of running shoes I used in my recent trainings and runs.  I still used my old Umbro shoes when I go to gym.  

Logo embedded at the sole
If I have extra money, I would buy another pair of shoes that I will use in running events/races only because ideally a runner should have two pairs of shoes, one for training and one for the race.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quote of the Week

We can no more afford to 
spend major time on
minor things than we can
to spend minor time 
on major things.
- Jim Rohn

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lucban Escapade 2012: Time to go Home

The finale of our escapade in Lucban, Quezon.  So what happened after we went to Via Dolorosa Grotto?  You'll find out after the break.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quote of the Week

Love doesn't grow on the trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make and you must use your imagination to make it too, just like anything else. It's all work, work.
- Joyce Carey

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lucban Escapade 2012: Part 3

The third installment of our escapade.  You have a clue on our next stop by seeing the picture above.  But I bet you don't know the place.  Am I right?  I'll give you a clue, it's in Lucban, in front of Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel.  Still don't know? Well just click the read more to find out.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quote of the Week

Life's all about moments of impact, 
and how they change our lives forever. 
But what if one day 
you could no longer remember 
any of them?
- Leo from the movie "The Vow"
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