Thursday, November 28, 2013

Run BGC: TAKBOnifacio

Inviting everyone to take part in Run BGC: TakBonifacio - a one-of-a-kind afternoon run that coincides with the 150th birth year anniversary of Andres Bonifacio - of course, happening on November 30, 2013. Dress up as a Katipunero or in any Pinoy costume and run away from Gwardya Sibils lining the race route!

You still have today until Saturday to register for your slots! ;)
Note: All registration fees will be donated for Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts.

Check out the video:

Sounds fun, right? Read about the obstacles you'll be facing below! (open the image in new tab to maximize)
What are you waiting for? Sign up now! Here's how:

Registration fees:
Adults – PHP 500
Kids – PHP 150 – Kids (5‐12 years old) 
Residents and workers of BGC get it at less PHP 150
Groups that form a battalion of 150pax will only have to pay PHP 150 per pax

Where to register?
- Toby’s (Shangri-la, Mall of Asia, and Glorietta)
- RUNNR (Alabang Town Center and Bonifacio Global City) 
- Brooks (SM North Edsa)

I'm gonna be running at 4pm (wave 1). Hope to see you there! :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nami Island

My siblings and I (along with my brother’s girlfriend and her relatives) went on a five-day tour of South Korea last April 2012. Nami Island was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go around the entire island because we had limited free time and had to keep moving to cover as much ground as possible. Nami Island is privately-owned, and was also the shooting place for the popular television series (Koreanovela), Winter Sonata. Today, Nami Island is frequently visited by both foreigners and locals to unwind and relax in the loving arms of nature.

Love & Peace
Nami Island

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The World As I See It


"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." 
- Kurt Vonnegut

I love that quote. Also sharing an article from - 35 Ways to Make the World a Beautiful Place.
Read and be inspired! Happy weekend, everyone! :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Katipunan BaHAIYANihan

It's been almost a week since my last update, sorry about that. I've been doing my part by helping pack relief goods for the victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Ateneo de Manila University. To be honest, my neck and shoulders hurt, but what's that compared to the loss that Eastern Visayas experienced when the strongest typhoon in 2013 hit the country last November 8. What happened to the Philippines is really terrible, so I admire how strong the country is and how everyone (the whole world!) is helping out in their own way. Thank you so much for that! :)

Anyway, just a quick share for tonight since I'm heading over to Richie Fernando Covered Courts at Ateneo again in the morning (do come if you're available!). Got all these from Wanderrgirl's Facebook page:

"A small isolated island was wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda - and they need our help to rebuild! Malapascua is a little island in northern Cebu and it is one of the best diving spots & marine life sanctuaries in the country (and the world!).  And because it is such a tiny, isolated piece of land - Yolanda/Haiyan wiped them out - and it is suspected, even their coral reefs. :( 

And so we are holding katipunan baHAIYANihan! Katipunan baHAIYANihan is a collaborative community bazaar and arts night to help rebuild Malapascua."
Katipunan #BaHAIYANihan

"Think of it as a large-scale garage sale! It hopes to help by: 1) Providing a centralized selling area+date for people who want to sell their things for cash to donate to the cause, but don't have a venue for it (you give us your wares, we make it happen!), and 2) Forwarding 100% of proceeds to Save Philippines Seas, our official partner & beneficiary.

But this is not just an ordinary bazaar. There will be a bit of music, a bit of poetry, some games and a whole lot of HOHOL. It’s a space for regular Katipunan-goers to participate in the rebuilding of our nation! 

WE NEED DONATIONS! Do you have pre-loved clothes, bags, accessories, shoes, gadgets you’d like to share? You know what we’re talking about. The stuff in your closet you’ve only worn once, you’ve outgrown, or those you don’t even remember why you bought them. The ones you say will fit you ‘soon’ or ‘once you lose 15 pounds.’ Or! Maybe old books and magazines? Or what about artwork? Photography prints?

We’ll do the dirty work (sorting, pricing) and sell them for you! 100% of the proceeds will go to Malapascua via Save Philippine Seas."
It's a pretty interesting event! So if you have time tomorrow, please do drop by from 4pm-10pm to donate or buy stuff! :)
Katipunan BaHAIYANihan is happening at 47 EAST, #47 Esteban Abada St., Katipunan, QC

See you there!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Instaxed: At Cathy's Wedding

My first three entries this month were all dedicated to Cathy's bridal shower (see one, two, and three), so I figured I might as well continue my streak by posting about her wedding! :)

I was excited to see Cathy walk down the aisle and also catch up with the block mates I haven't seen in years, so I brought my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 to capture as many moments with them as possible - and I couldn't have done it without the help of my boyfriend Mike!

Since the wedding was going to be held at Mary the Queen Parish, we decided to leave the house early to have lunch at Banapple first before heading to the church.

Here I am in my #OOTD (I call this photo Ghost in Red. Haha!) 
Instaxed: Cathy's Wedding
I really should remember to switch my instax's settings from time to time. :p

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Girls' Day Out: Part Three

After our quick coffee/dessert break at EPIC, we headed to our next stop. Like all bridal showers, there comes a point when you give the bride-to-be something that she can use on her wedding night. Can you guess where we went next? :)
La Senza

Thursday, November 7, 2013

An EPIC Coffee Shop Discovery

After our brunch at Milky and Sunny, we decided to bond over ice cream and drinks at the coffee shop next door named EPIC.

EPIC Coffee Roastery
Oh, Cathy. What a face.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Brunch at Milky and Sunny

My friend Cathy is getting married in a few days. And because we are such awesome friends (haha), Steph, Denice, Joy and I decided to free up an entire weekend to spend with her. She had no idea what we had planned for the day - all she knew was that we were going to pick her up and that she had to pack clothes for the night.

Once she was in the car, her maid of honor, Steph, brought out a bride-to-be sash and a crown for Cathy to wear the entire day! She didn't have a choice - because prior to this, she already promised Steph that she'll be up for anything, as long as it doesn't involve a stripper. So yeah, to those who were expecting a naked man on my blog, sorry, maybe next time. At Denice's bridal shower maybe? Haha :)

Moving on - we began our day at Milky and Sunny - an all-day breakfast place in Kapitolyo, Pasig.
Milky and SunnyMilky and Sunny