Lenten 2014: The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

For many people, the Holy Week means a lot of different things—from vacation to visiting churches.  While I don’t observe the holidays in the traditional manner, I still opt to keep away from merry socials.  This year though I did something different from past few year’s Visita Iglesia.

The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan

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— 3 days ago
#Bulacan  #Church  #Grotto  #Lenten  #Lourdes Grotto  #San Jose del Monte  #SJDM  #Stations of the Cross  #The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes  #Travel  #Visita Iglesia 
Back on the Trails of Hamilo Coast: Salomon XTrail Run

After a long time of hiatus from joining races, I finally got back.  And it was Salomon XTrail Run that got me back on my feet for my first race of the year.  I can’t say no when Salomon invited me, and I can’t miss the chance of running in one of my favorite places in the Philippines, Hamilo Coast.

A route marker of Salomon XTrail Run

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— 1 week ago
#Batangas  #Beach  #CAVITEX  #Hamilo Coast  #Nasugbu  #Pico de Loro  #Race  #Route  #Running  #Salomon  #Trails 
More Than 5,000 Pro-Earth Run for Environment Protection

More Than 5000 Pro-Earth Run for Environment Protection

More than 5,000 running enthusiasts heeded the call of Earth Day Network Philippines to protect, respect, and oversee the sensible and sustainable care of Mother Earth as they sprinted around Bonifacio Global City for the “Pro‐Earth Run” Saturday morning.

10K Pro Earth Runners warming up before gun start

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— 1 week ago
#Earth Day  #Earth Day Network Philippines  #Race  #Running 
Outrun the Road, Outlast the Trail

From novice to advanced trail enthusiasts, it was another event-filled weekend as runners of varying capabilities participated in the highly-anticipated Salomon XTrail Run 2014.  As a performance brand for mountain sports, Salomon has been consistently the top of mind for many when it comes to trail gear.  The brand becomes top of mind as well, when it comes to outdoor endurance sports such as…

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— 1 week ago
#Batangas  #Hamilo Coast  #Nasugbu  #Running  #Salomon  #Skyrunning  #XTrail Run 
Bay Area Chronicles: Way Back Home

It is always bittersweet whenever a trip draws to an end.  Most especially if you’re having a great time!  But going home doesn’t mean that the adventure is over!

On my way to San Francisco

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— 2 weeks ago
#About Time  #Almonds  #Asahi  #Cathay Delight  #Cathay Pacific  #Cheesecake  #Chocolate Coconut Latte  #CX  #Dan Dan  #Diana  #Firsts  #Food  #Fruits  #Ginger Beer  #HKG  #Hong Kong  #Manila  #MNL  #Noodles  #Omelette  #Pleasant Hill  #Ramen  #San Francisco  #Schweppes  #SFO  #Shower  #Smog  #The Wing  #Toilet  #Travel 
Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte

The “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte,” a benefit run for typhoon Yolanda survivors, will be held on May 04, 2014, Sunday, 5AM at the PNB Financial Center, Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City.  Spearheaded by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the run aims to promote public awareness on PDIC and its role in protecting the environment, and to raise funds to build disaster-resilient…

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— 2 weeks ago
#D-Tag  #Gawad Kalinga  #Leyte  #Map  #PDIC  #Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation  #PNB  #Race  #Registration  #Routes  #Running  #Singlet  #Yolanda 
Bay Area Chronicles: Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and My Last Week in California

Eventually, my dreaded last week on this side of the world had come.  But before the fat lady sings, I still had the chance to visit a few more places: Berkeley and Walnut Creek.

Isn’t this just beautiful?

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— 2 weeks ago
#BART  #Bay Area Rapid Transit  #Berkeley  #Broadway Plaza  #Century Theatres  #Civic Park  #Downtown Pleasant Hill  #Emeryville  #Firsts  #Habit  #Hyatt  #Hyatt House  #iBART  #iOS  #Lucky  #Pleasant Hill  #Public Market  #ROSS  #Sather Tower  #The Campanile  #Travel  #UC  #UC Berkeley  #University of California  #Walnut Creek  #Walnut Creek Library 
Gear Review: Soleus Fit 1.0

Soleus is a company known for providing affordable GPS watches and this time I got the chance to evaluate one of their best selling products, the Soleus Fit 1.0.

Soleus Fit 1.0

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— 3 weeks ago
#FIT  #Gears  #GPS  #Java  #Review  #Running  #Soleus  #Soleus Fit  #Soleus Sync  #Strava  #Watch  #Windows 8.1 
“What If Everybody Ran?”

Imagine a world where everyone is a runner, and everyone actually runs?  What kind of a world would it be?  That’s the question Mizuno Running posed to MBA students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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— 4 weeks ago
#Kenan-Flagler Business School  #Miscellaneous  #Mizuno  #Running  #UNC  #University of North Carolina 
Bay Area Chronicles: San Francisco Redux

Exploring San Francisco in a day is not enough.  And so the following day, I thought of coming back—via public transport!  Here’s the story of my solo flight to SFO, mostly in pictures.

BART Powell Station, San Francisco

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— 1 month ago
#adidas  #Alcatraz  #Apple Maps  #BART  #Bay Area  #Bay Area Rapid Transit  #Cable Car  #California  #Cheesecake Factory  #Chinatown  #Coit Tower  #Food  #Gears  #Ghirardelli Square  #Google Maps  #Grace Cathedral  #Levi&039;s Plaza  #Macy&039;s  #Maps  #Milbrae  #Nike  #Nike Pro  #Old St. Mary&039;s Cathedral  #Pier 39  #Pier 7  #Pleasant Hill  #Port of San Francisco  #Powell  #Route  #Running