Trip to Boracay 2012 ! ! !

BFFs conquered Boracay!!!

EVENT: Trip to Boracay 2012
DATE: March 24-27, 2012

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

“I dig my toes into the sand ~ the ocean looks like a thousand diamonds ~ strewn across a blue blanket”
— lyrics from “Wish You Were Here” by Incubus

I had been on a few out-of-town trips with either my fiancé, friends or colleagues. Each time we find ourselves in the beach, it became a pilgrimage to take a snapshot of our feet semi-buried in the sand.

Happy Feet ♥ Bohol 2010

WHITE. This snapshot was taken in the Virgin Islands of Bohol. Fine-grained white sand greeted us as soon as we unboarded our boat. We walked on the shoals barefooted. My trip to Bohol with my fiancé is still one of my favorite memories. I really want to go back there soon. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

Cheating — may it be on exams, dieting, lovelife, career, etc — is always wrong in a number of levels and it has become my main regret. I am just so glad that I was able to stop my cravings before it was too late.

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[Diet] Master Cleanse . . .

My hair had been dyed red, I lost 20 lbs and 4 inches of my waistline. People say that I look like a different person now. LoL!!!

Ever since that weird proposal, I have been picturing myself donning a beautiful wedding gown — “shaggable” as Dada describes it. However, my body mass and weight don’t actually belong to the smexy-types. It had been more than a decade since I wore pants with a 26″ waistline. My weight about a month ago was 135 lbs and my waistline was 34 inches.

My colleague then persuaded me to try out Master Cleanse because a lot of people in our company confirmed that they indeed lost weight after just ten days. I was reluctant at first but picturing myself as a sexy bride became my determination!!! We bought the ingredients needed for the cleansing diet — Maple Syrup (Grade B), Cayenne pepper and fresh lemons. We had dinner in Red Ribbon and bid all our favorite food “Goodbye!” before going home (because we won’t be eating for ten days).

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The Levels of Cheating . . .

“In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.” --- Robert Byrne

I admit that I cheated and I have learned from it. I am also thankful that Dada was there to support me despite my weak resolve. He explained to me that the gravity of cheating varies — so does the punishment. I couldn’t describe it more so I just thought of putting our conversation about it. (not the exact words but the gist is the same)

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Yamaha : Run for Heroes 2011 ! ! !

Rio dela Cruz --- what an amazing guy!

Marvin (my colleague) invited me to join the Yamaha Run for Heroes. I was iffy at first but I still wanted to experience what it’s like participating in a strenuous sport and test how healthy I really am.

This is the longest run I ever accomplished!

It has been more than a year since I last stepped on a treadmill and the longest time I jogged was only 20 minutes — and that was a few weeks ago. Due to the constant rain (and my uber-powerful laziness), I did not have ample time to practice for the main event. Still, I didn’t back out. I can’t! I already paid the P600 fee! LoL!

My colleagues and I arrived in Bonifacio High Street around 5:30AM. We just took a couple of photos then we headed off to the race track. We were composed of two guys and three girls. I knew that the guys would go ahead of us so the girls and I thought of staying together. The 5Km race officially started at 5:45 AM.

Seeing all the participants made me feel intimidated and driven at the same time. Most of them have truly athletic bodies while a select few are even bulkier than I am. I know that I won’t be finishing this first but I don’t plan on being the last one either. My main concern was my endurance. I am like a cheetah — fast sprint, fast burn out. It was very difficult keeping my pace. Good thing there were water stations every kilometer or so. “ARE WE THERE YET?!” became my constant question during the entire race.

I finished the race in 45 minutes ! ! !

Reaching the finish line (with my sanity and body parts intact) is the best and most rewarding moment I ever had that day!!! Whoa! Hey, that’s not bad for a first-timer, is it?

We didn't get to have our photos taken on the actual finish line... but, pretty much, this is how we looked like. LoL!

We got some nice freebies afterwards. We got bags, caps, UNILAB products, free food and drinks plus a certificate. After taking the stash, we just posed for some more photos then we headed to Shakey’s. LoL!

Oh lookie~ So many many writings! Me want it too!

I got home shortly before 12NN. I was sooooo exhausted that I slept for the next 12 hours!

Will I do this again? Probably not. Maybe. We’ll see.☻