Realizations after Running: Robinsons 10th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run

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Suddenly, I found myself walking with a crowd of running individuals wearing the same shirt as me. I was there for a reason, but in that moment I don't know what that effing reason is. My blog pushes me to be on the go even though deep inside me I am saying no. I am anti-social masqueraded by my obnoxious extrovert personality. I'm grateful I was considered to be a buddy for this run in defiance of my refusal. I got lots of goods afterward, but what am I here for? 

I'm in the point of my life where I try to find purpose in everything I do. I know you might be thinking what the fuck is wrong with me? But the hell I care with your thoughts. I'm fat, ugly, and trying hard. I eat bashing for breakfast so I decided to make my existence worthwhile. If I am making an impact, if I disturbed them and comfort those who are disturbed, then maybe I am doing what I am made for. 

So why I am here? 

Realizations after Running:  Robinsons 10th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run

Sir Ed from www.whereiseduy.com was holding his phone high doing a live broadcast on his Facebook account. He was creating publicity mileage for the event. Me? Well, I was trying to join him and somehow observing. Judging runners with their ways. Bashing everyone who threw their rubbish on the sidewalk, neglecting all the trash bags located at every stop. Hating the fact that they all look beautiful and confident despite sweat and dirt. God, I am so insecure! Maybe that is what I am here for. To release all the negatives and reflect on all the goodness the world has to offer. I envy them so much that I want to look and feel like them in an instant. My enemy is myself. That fucking lazy ass of mine needs some working to do. 

This Robinson's Supermarket wellness advocacy is one with the universe to make people like me realize how much worth it, it is to stay fit and healthy. I also discovered how much they care for our total wellness because of this post from a blogger friend on Facebook. 

Collecting and making their stores a drop-off point for "Ecobricks" is a small gesture that can create a big impact on our planet. To know more about Ecobrick click HERE

Realizations after Running:  Robinsons 10th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run

It's like everything is collaborating to tell me not to fuck up things. What am I doing with myself ignoring all their signages everytime I shop at the Robinsons Selections store? What am I doing with my life?
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The fun run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of Php 3,000 inclusive of Php 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.

Robinsons Supermarket‘s commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipinos with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsonssupermarket.com.ph to see what's good for you. 


READ: My dog just bit me

Cali after grooming
A few weeks ago, I adopted a dog named Cali. He obviously has fear aggression due to the fact that he has never been socialized for almost 2 years. Today he bit me. I was broken hearted because, for all I know, we're already ok. Before the incident, we were already playing. I was able to walk him to the vet for check up and grooming and carry him back home. I even prepared him a bed. While giving him a goodnight touch, he suddenly bit me. I gazed upon his eyes as I hold my hands up high. I saw fear and loneliness. I don't know what is going on in his mind, but I can really feel his pain. I cry every time I remember. I wanted to hate who ever did him wrong but what's the point? 

I know Cali was born to be sold. He never gets the love he deserves from his previous family. Growing up he never realized his purpose because he was chained all day and doesn't get enough time to socialize. When I adopted Cali, I know it'll be a long and hard journey. Giving him treats, playing with him, walking him around the house compound doesn't work instantly. There are moments where he just started to growl and bark at me for no reason. 

According to PAWS, it is not responsible to abandon dogs because of their behavior, yet here in the Philippines, there are still a huge amount of stray dogs that are up for adoption. Some are even euthanized because of the lack of facilities or because of their aggressiveness. 

There are already too many people who refused to adopt Cali due to his behavior so I decided to say yes. I know what it feels to be rejected and I can't endure it, knowing that someone as cute as him feels the same. I adopted Cali because no one wants to, not because no one cannot. 

Tomorrow, I'll go to the clinic to get antirabies and anti-tetanus shots. I will not give up on Cali so those who have thoughts of sending away their pets. If you can't handle a single bite, DO NOT BUY OR ADOPT ANY KIND OF ANIMALS YOU CAN THINK OF!  

Dogs (and other pets) are supposed to be part of the family and not just an accessory for your filthy little show of wealth. We are the one responsible for shaping their purpose. God knows he can't be physically with us so he gave us dogs. He gave us dogs to show us what unconditional love means and I don't think we deserve it. 

13 Extra-Ordinary Reasons Why You Need to Watch PAMILYA ORDINARYO

HOW?! POTAH!
1. It makes us see how we are all just struggling to get through our own sets of challenges. Such as how can I show my partner every day how much I love him/her.


2. It makes us realize how big a responsibility it is to bring a child into this world.


3. It makes us aware that each of us is different and yet, are so similar in many ways.


4. It makes us see people like Jane and Aries as human beings, not as statistics.


5. It makes us more conscious of our biases.


6. It reminds us to stay humble and grateful for the roof over our heads, the education we are getting and for all the little things we take for granted (like having access to tissue paper, ganern..)


7. It is a tool for Teachers of all stripes to use in their classrooms.


8. It can help both NGO and Government workers to better understand the people they are trying to serve.


9. It makes us appreciate how love and affection can be expressed in so many different ways (such as but not limited to PDAs, shoplifting and 5-minute quickies, tsk!).


10. If you are an aspiring filmmaker, it makes you see a new way of depicting a familiar milieu in a different way. The film milieu is the 3rd character so you better get it right.


11. It makes us feel uncomfortable. And there is value in learning to be comfortable in being uncomfortable.


12. It makes us see that our social institutions still have a lot of growing up to do.


13. It's much more realistic and better than the hit series 13 reasons why. BOOM!

And hopefully, it makes you want to go out there and do a film as well. Or do something creative or outrageous. Something A(hh)-MAZE- ing so that you can contribute something.



PAMILYA ORDINARYO, written and directed by Eduardo Roy Jr. won several awards both here and abroad. It also got nine (9) nominations from the Gawad Urian. It will be shown in 8 SM Cinemas this July 7-13 as part of the Cine Lokal program of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Chippy Kada Bucket List Challenge - The Ultimate Barkada Experience



Take your friendship to a whole new level of fun and adventure with the ultimate barkada snack, Jack ‘n Jill Chippy Kada Bucket List Challenge. Join a set of challenges from April to December and win a one of a kind all expense paid trip to selected destinations in Asia.

Chippy Kada-Bucket List Challenge first monthly winner “Chippers,” composed of (from L-R) Chris Castillo, Gilbert Viel Esparas and Billy Jao, strike their best “kada-jump” shot pose, and won themselves tickets to Sandbox.
 The grand winner can choose among three unique, fun-filled adventures. The adventure-seeking barkada can enjoy an Indochina Backpacking Experience or a journey to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. While the chill and laidback barkada can opt to relax in the cozy vibe of Batanes; enjoy the beautiful beaches at Coron, Palawan; or “Eat. Laugh. Bond.” in Bali, Indonesia. Then for the thrill-seeking barkada, there’s an option to witness the perfect sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar, head over to Chiang Mai in Thailand, or take a Manila-Laoag-Taiwan-Hong Kong cruise.

Chippy names the group “PATAteam” as the second winner of its Chippy Kada-Bucket List Challenge for sharing their fun-filled video entry of their summer “kada-outing” with their favorite Chippy. The trio (from L-R) Jeanne Therese Belmonte, Leonisa Famisan and Jomar Eugenio, won a day pass in La Luz Beach Resort in Batangas.

With challenges such as taking a photo of the barkada reliving an iconic pose of a Filipino hero or jamming to your barkada’s favorite OPM song, the Chippy Kada Bucket List Challenge not only rewards participants with prizes but more importantly, gives them opportunities to create and share priceless, unforgettable bonding moments together.

To join, Barkadas of 3 to 5 members must first visit and like the Chippy Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/Chippy.ph. They must also register their group name and members’ details at www.ChippyKadaBucketList.com.

Every month, Chippy will post a challenge on its Facebook page. Barkadas need only to complete one of three monthly tasks and upload their photo or video entries on the microsite.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED NA? Gather the gang for the ultimate “kada-boding” experience with the Chippy Kada Bucket List Challenge. Visit the www.chippykadabucketlist.com/promo/mechanics to know more about the challenge and the full contest mechanics.


One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

If you are on a tight schedule but wants to enjoy Langkawi for a day, I have prepared to you an itinerary that may help. Langkawi is an archipelago of islands in Malaysia that is also known as Jewel of Kedah. The place is situated near the Thai border, hence transportation to Thailand is available. 


Langkawi offers numerous spots that can be enjoyed by travelers and even the whole family. 

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia
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Please note that this itinerary may be hard to attain, but at least you get the idea of what can happen to your day in Langkawi. 

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The best way to get to Langkawi is by boarding a plane from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi  Airport. The travel may take 1 to 2 hours unlike when you take the bus that may go from 8 to 12 hours depending on traffic.

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia
silhouette of the pregnant woman
If you are taking the bus, allow at least a day so you have time to rest after a long ride. The bus usually takes off from a specific terminal of your choice (you may book your tickets HERE) and will drop off to Kuala Perlis terminal. From there you can book a ferry that will take you to Langkawi. The ferry ride usually takes 40 minutes to 1 hour.

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Since you'll only be there for a day, I suggest you reserve or book your tour online. But if you wish to stay for a night to enjoy some wholesome beach party, you may ask for your hotel receptionist to book the tour for you. I highly suggest you select the half day island hopping tour that will start 9:00 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon. The 4-hour tour includes visiting the famous Lake of Pregnant Maiden, Eagle Watching, and a dip to Pulau Beras Basah.





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After the tour, you may have your lunch for an hour and go directly to Panorama Langkawi. Panorama Langkawi is the theme park that offers world renowned tourist attractions such as Sky Cab and Sky Bridge - the world's longest free span and curved bridge.

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

The usual travel time from Pantai Cenang to Panorama Langkawi takes 30 to 40 minutes. By the time you arrive, make sure to book the 4:30 or 4:45 PM Sky Cab schedule as the sunset usually takes place by 6:30 or 7:00 PM.

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

The cable car (Sky Cab) will take you up the Sky Bridge for about 30 to 40 minutes. Once there, you will have to pay for another ticket (price list below) to go to the curved bridge. Your options are trekking the sky trail or getting into the Sky Glide (which I think is the most convenient way).

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia
We obviously took the long and exhausting trail

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

You may stay as long as you want at the sky bridge or as long as your guts can. Every step is a thrill-inducing experience especially to those who have fear of heights. The park is open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. It also offers other attractions and activities such as 3D art gallery, SkyDome, and Sky Adventure Park.

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

Here is our 1-day itinerary and price list:

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM - KLIA to Langkawi Airport
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Island Hopping (35 to 40 RM)
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Rest
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Travel to Panorama Langkawi
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Free time (you may enjoy other park attractions and activities included in your purchased ticket)
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Sky Cab and Sky Bridge
Sky Cab - 55 RM ticket includes other attractions such as Skydome and 3D Art Gallery
Sky Bridge - if you are taking the sky trail, ticket will be 5 RM while sky glide is 15 RM
6:00 PM - Departure

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

For Panorama Langkawi price details, you check their website HERE.

One day itinerary to Langkawi, Malaysia

You may experience difficulties in traveling from one place to another especially during holidays. I highly suggest you use grab or uber to minimize the hassle. If you are unable to book any when departing from Panorama Langkawi at 6:00 PM, there are drivers outside that offers certain price to any destination of your choice within Langkawi. You can even haggle if you have the guts to do so. LOL!

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Want to try this 1-day trip to Langkawi? Do you have other experiences traveling to this place that you want to share? Let us know in the comment section below.

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE YOUR BABIES UNATTENDED AT THE SKYBRIDGE!!!

Random Life Thoughts


Recently, I found myself crying on some silly thoughts. I feel like the world spins so fast and everybody started getting bigger and me still a dumb mess. Small things trigger my depression. It makes me want to vanish. In my dreams, I always end up seeing myself in a blood bath. It gives me the creeps, but there's a feeling of ease and satisfaction. I believe that afterlife means me being born again. In another lifetime, in another physique. While I look forward to that day, I tried accepting the norms I used to hate. I tried to think of the possibilities of salvation, but it's not what I expected it to be. The people I look up to becomes the epitome of greed. They become mascots of my personal pandemonium. I got sad. Slowly I feel like I'm becoming one of them. Running doesn't make any sense at all when you have nothing to look forward to. Floating in abyss makes me sick, but it's the only place to go. It's the only safe place I can be. 

Leveling up our Brow Game with Martin Rules and Benefit Cosmetics

Martin Rules and Benefit Cosmetics

It was 2:45 PM, I don't know why, but I feel very excited about going to Martin's (www.martinjonandrade.com) first collab event with Benefit Philippines. I think it's because Benefit featuring a male makeup blogger/vlogger is something revolutionary, especially here in the Philippines. It's a fact how some brands here in our country neglect men who use their products deemed for girls. And I don't really get that! In the US, I see Patrick Star, Manny Mua, Bret Manrock and much more being recognized for rocking the makeup industry with their witty routines. The modern men wear makeup and it's not something that we should raise our brows with. 


Martin's first ever collab with Benefit Cosmetics


Benefit Cosmetics shop can be very intimidating to look at for men. It's because they have this very bright pink theme that looks effeminate for commoners eyes. Those men who bravely enter the store were either a husband of a wife shopping for makeup or men like Martin who knows what a reliable product is. 



If you don't know who Martin is, click this link: LOOK: This Guy’s Brows are More on Fleek Than Yours

He's basically that guy who has super on-fleek brows that are undeniably better than girls. 



The brow is king!!!



The event was a simple Brow 101 session, but to be honest it's enlightening AF! I was only there to take videos but found myself participating. I remember my mama insisting on plucking my eyebrows to make it look neat. I always thought brows are made to protect our eye socket, but it's more than that. For us men, eyebrows are our crowning glory (Same goes for some women I think. LOL!), hence proper care is a must.


The session opened our minds to the common misconception about brow care, waxing, plucking, basically everything about brows. Celina and Martin offered us fresh tips that we don't usually get from watching someone do their brows on youtube. They totally lit the room when they started fixing brows. They're like magicians tapping their wands, making the fix looks easy. It's magical to see how a simple brow fix can change everything about your looks. 


Benefit really did a good job in sparking this change with their little gesture. It's about time for brands to realize that creativity doesn't come with a gender.

WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!


Did you know that if you book a brow waxing service at Benefit Cosmetics for the whole month of May, 100% of the proceeds will go to a charity that empower women? Now you know! For more information you may visit Benefit Cosmetics PH Website HERE.



An open letter to the lady who's not interested in our love story


We're not interested in your love story, that's what the lady beside me was mumbling as she scrolls through her facebook timeline. It seems that her feed was bombarded with Valentine's day content and she can't do anything about it. "Siguro single to" I was judging her in my mind as she continues to utter words of hate.

I decided to peek on to what she's specifically looking at and to my surprise, it was 2 girls holding hands. I think the pictures says they're about to get married. The lady showed it to her friends with disgust on her face. It's like as if she was showing them something gory. Anong problema ni ate? I don't understand where her hate is coming from.

Nowadays, I don't easily get people. Most of us prefer seeing violence than people kissing, hugging, and making love. I am not against gory stuff on the media. In fact, I like it just how I like seeing romantic moments that doesn't require gender. I don't understand censorship to scenes where a man is seemingly in love with another man. To me, it's something genuine. I believe in love that knows no boundaries. The one that knows no gender, age, or race. Love has no labels! Something that we should have taught the younger generations so, in times where they encounter couples of the same gender, they won't act up like that lady who sat beside me.

I wanted to stop them as they walked out the MRT station, but I've lost my strength. I wish I could've told her why there are stories like these on her online feed. I wish I told her that it is because we are no longer interested in love stories like hers, kaso baka bigla akong sabihan ni ate, "Anong problema mo?"







Blogging Rants Atsutsutsu


It's been a while since I last posted here on my blog. Hindi pala, halos ilang buwan na rin so medyo matagal na talaga litsi. Feeling ko kasi lately kinakain na ako ng sistema. You know, a system where I long for brand recognition, events, circle of friends, I'm not sure if you get it, pero yun na yun. I wanted to be different pero I started acting like everybody else. I dare to be kaladkarin just to see the world, but I got lost. I forgot how to deal with myself because I started caring about what other people would think of me. I got conscious of my actions and limit my abilities to express. 

This blog is supposed to be a challenge for self-actualization, but I'm not sure where I am now. I named it after myself so it'll be more personal, but I don't know what happened. 

Hopefully, this realization would help me continue, thus I am documenting it. My goal is to Vlog daily on my youtube channel and avoid making this blog an output for brand advertisements. A blog should be something I experienced first hand. It should carry unbiased opinions on things life offers me. It's 2017, change must come. If someone wants to mess with me then I should let them know that I'm the mother fucking mess. And if they can't deal with it, then I've no time for them.

Hello, 2017! I guess my year has just begun.