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

7/07/2017 Japhet 4 Comments

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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 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?
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 or website to see what's good for you. 


READ: My dog just bit me

7/03/2017 Japhet 0 Comments

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

7/02/2017 Japhet 0 Comments

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).