Thursday, June 30, 2011

Musical Surprise in Manila!

Big gifts come in small packages. I'm watching a musical in Manila tomorrow because of a conversation with my sister today. What a way to bring back music into my life.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cecon Advance Multivitamins Challenge

You may have noticed my chocolate counter on the side. I have not eaten cocoa (the only food allergen in my list) in half a year and I did it for my well-being. The counter keeps the commitment alive. Today, I am doing another challenge: taking the new Cecon Advance for 31 straight days. I'll put another counter below my first one.

Travel Blogger's World

I woke up disempowered and like everything was wrong again. Then I came across Gael's (The Pinay Solo Backpacker) post about how she was detained in Singapore. Even then, I was grateful for my career choice after all that might happen to me in the future. It just started sinking in - I am a travel blogger and I'm living the life I want. There is nothing wrong with that. 

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. — Oprah Winfrey

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday Feast

What could make different people cook Spicy Tuna Pasta when there's Clam Chowder and Homemade Brewed Iced Tea already? What could draw more sisters out to get some more of Conti's Palabok and Herbed Fish Fillet takeout for lunch? What could lure multiple families out for dinner to eat a set of Cereal Prawns, Soft-Shell Crabs, Shark's Fin Soup, Peking Duck, Beef Tenderloin, Noodles and Sherbet? It is something I dress up for and something that I will happily grow fat over.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Violation List for Manila Drivers!

I'm a new Manila driver and I'm scared of burly policemen. Rather than dwell on their corrupt image, I want to focus on learning more about being a safe driver. I didn't go to driving school and I'm not sure if they even discuss about these violations and penalties.

Go Try Out Barre3 NOW!

I've just heard that they're doing away with the Free Barre3 Philippines First-Timer Trials starting July 1, 2011! I've been raving about it for a few months now, especially when Isla (one of my favorite Barre3 instructors) told us after a workout to go and take the energy we've created to the people we love and those around us. It inspired me that day of who I can become for other people.

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Been a Long Time

It's also been a long time since I had cravings to eat the best steak in town. I used to eat beef every day of my every meal and I would always choose it over pork, veggies, fruits, other seafood, chicken and fish (in that order). I guess the year started differently with a friend who introduced me to the benefits of good health. I've begun trying out other types of food and actually liked eating in smaller portions. I've also fallen in love with Barre3 (Yoga, Pilates and Ballet mix at The Spa) and I feel unusually energized after a challenging workout.