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.☻


Fragments of Memories . . .

A month has passed since my old PC died so I seldom went online. It was frustrating because a lot of things happened and I can barely remember them now. Only fragments of memories remain within — awaiting salvation. LoL!

Meiko's Pink Birthday~

Claribelle and I celebrated our birthdays together with the rest of the barkada. As usual, I am the only one in a dress and they were wearing jeans! Toni showed us a restaurant showcasing all sorts of Coca-cola memorabilia, which has been aptly named The Real Thing Diner. Their main color is red with a splash of white in between. The shelves beside the main entrance are donned with mugs, stuffed toys, bottles, and other trinkets. Another shelf is located atop the windowpane which is decorated with soda cans of varying designs. There is also a wide-screen TV playing Coke commercials dating back from the 80’s! How’s the food? Well, definitely not the best among the lot but the taste is just right. Another cool thing is that this is the one-and-only restaurant serving Royal True-Orange floats (AFAIK)! I felt so bad that I left Epiphany at home (darn rain)!!!

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A favor for a favor ☻

My supervisor requested me to make a splash for his son's first birthday (above image is viewable only by Friends and Family). I gladly obliged, of course.

This is not a work-related request but I still wanted to do it since it deals with some of my hobbies – layouting and photo manipulation. It took me an accumulated 12 hours of post-processing. i didn't apply any new techniques, though.

In exchange of this request, he allowed me to have my lunch breaks later than what's scheduled for our team so I can spend quality time with Dada for one hour.

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Trip to La Mesa Eco Park (June 2010) . . .

Event : TPG-HD Green Team GIRLS Bonding
Date : June 11, 2010
Venue :
La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City

My colleagues decided to have our mini-team building in La Mesa Eco Park, a vast garden with lots of towering trees and beautiful flowers.

Even though it is just a few minutes ride away from our house, this is actually my first time going there. I was reluctant at first because not only do I dislike long walks on a hot sunny weather, I was also not very close with most of the girls (when this event was on its planning phase). Even so, the day turn out pretty well — it was exhausting but fun. The anxiety I felt before was replaced by ease and I don't regret my decision of going out with them.

Commuting via a green tricycle from FCM costs P15/person. The entrance fee is cheap at P50, and I got a P10 discount since I am a resident of Quezon City. The reason why the entrance fee is so cheap is because the rest of the park's amenities and "Adventure Zone" activities are expensive. A dip in their pool costs P100; renting a tent costs P500; a bike ride is P80/hr; the zip line, rapelling and wall climbing cost P100 each; boating costs P40 (I think); and the list goes on!

Apart from the cam-whoring, the best thing we did in this trip was the Zip Line. It looks dangerous but it's a thrilling experience! I'd love to try it again but it's darn expensive!

We started the trip at around 11AM and ended at 3PM. Short trip but it was still worth it. When I got home, I took a nice looooooonnnnggg bath (because I was sweating a lot due to excessive walking) before I edited the photos from the trip. ☺

Trees [3]Lotus ?Eco CenterSHELL Flower TerracesTrees [2]

StaircaseEco Park cam-whoring!WELCOME!Ready for the ZIP LINE ! ! !Finale Photo

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