Monday, 10 December 2012

6 rights you have as an airline passenger

FLYING RIGHTS. Airline passengers have rights the government wants local and foreign carriers to observe. Photo by AFPFLYING RIGHTS. Airline passengers have rights the government wants local and foreign carriers to observe. Photo by AFP
MANILA, Philippines - The Air Passenger Bill of Rights is out.
As an airline passenger, these are the key things you need to know:
1. Offloaded baggage
If your checked-in baggage were offloaded from the flight you're in due to "operational, safety, or security reasons," the airline has to inform you ASAP, give you a report, and ensure that your offloaded baggage is carried in the next flight with available space.
The airline should deliver the baggage to you within an hour from the time the flight carrying your baggage arrives at your destination. The airline must pay you P2,000 for every 24 hours that your baggage is delayed. A fraction of a day shall be considered as one day.
2. Overbooked flights
An airline is allowed to overbook a flight -- an industry practice of selling more than the seats the aircraft has, based on demand-supply for a specific flight -- as long as the passengers who are bumped off do so voluntarily.
If you volunteer to choose a different flight, the airline will offer you compensation in the form of amenities or cash incentives.
If the number of volunteers is not enough to resolve the overbooking, the airline is mandated to increase the compensation package by adding more services until the required number of volunteers is met.
3. Airline promotions
All airlines have to outline their the limitations and restrictions in both English and Filipino.
When advertising promotions, along with disclosing refund and rebooking policies, baggage allowance policies, government taxes and surcharges, other mandatory fees and charges, the airlines also have to include the number of seats offered.
4. Check-in
If you arrive within the designated check-in area at least one hour before the flight's published time of departure, you will not be considered late and the carrier is obliged to make sure you are checked in within the deadline.

5. Flight cancellation
If your flight is cancelled, you have to be notified beforehand via public announcement or written notice such as through a text message.
If an air carrier cancels the flight because of force majeure, safety or security reasons the passenger shall have the right to be reimbursed for the full value of the fare.

6. Flight delays
In the case of delayed departures, airlines are required to provide free food, drinks, Internet access, phone use and, in extreme circumstances, hotel lodging until the flight departs.
Your flight is considered cancelled if it is delayed at least 6 hours after the original departure time. You have the right to be compensated accordingly. -

Friday, 30 November 2012

Trolling first comment U MAD BRO?

I feel so honored to be the first comment. All of my hard-working dedication paid off. Getting the top comment has been a dream of mine for many years, and I would like to thank all of those would've helped me along the way. First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity. Next I would like to thank my parents. I would like to thank my cat Espresso, for being fat and their for me. I would also like to thank my pet tadpole for surviving against all odds for over a week. Next I would like to thank the squirrel my backyard for climbing trees because that gives me the inspiration I need to get through the day. This is a special moment in my life and I would like to thank any unmentioned friends and family that have helped me along the way. This moment will be a moment I will never forget. I just remembered a few other people I would like to thank; Facebook, the fish I caught in third grade, my light in my room because I wouldn't be able to see the keyboard without it, the Internet for letting me go on Facebook, my house because without it I would be homeless, and last but not least I would like to thank the people that actually took time out of their day to read this. I cannot stress how much of a big deal this is to me. I have been trying to be the first comment on a post for years, but that has not been possible until this amazing day. Hopefully my luck will continue, but this is undoubtedly a rare occasion. If you asked me how I did this, I would say, you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it. To all the kids out there reading this, I would like to tell them to follow their dreams. Being the top comment is amazing, thank you everyone.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Run a Marathon

Do you what to improve your run pace for 21 Kilometers? Here are some tips from the experts

Different Ways To Increase Adsense Revenue/Income/Profit

1. Niche

The first thing should be taken care of is the niche or say topic on which you are making your blog. It directly affects your Adsense CPC and choosing the right niche is your top priority. There are some niche which earns your comparatively very high CPC. Here is a list I prepared your guidance in decreasing order, high paying at top.
  • Domains – Yahoo, Go Daddy pays very high CPC.
  • Technology – iPhone, iPod etc.
  • Google – Android & other products
  • Microsoft – Windows, Office etc.
  • Financial & Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Loans – Home, Vehicle etc.
  • Jobs
  • Dating & Social

2. Content

Most of the blogs will say ‘Content is the king’, yes the statement is very much right but your content must answer reader’s query. Before writing a article you must research what people are searching and come up with solution.
Engage with your blog readers and write more to keep them reading. Good content can guarantee high Adsense CPC and loved by search engines.

3. Page Rank

Google ranks your website or its pages from 1 to 10. Pages with rank above 4, PR 5 or 6 will give you high paying ads. It directly means more high quality ads will appear on your blog.
This can increase your Adsense CPC from 10 cents to 40-50+ cents. So you must focus on quality improvements of your blog.

4. Reading Platform

People read your blog from various platforms such as desktop PC, laptop, iPad, mobile etc. Reading platform don’t affects CPC much but we must still focus on targeting more readers. Though most of the readers are using desktop PCs or laptops.
Ads shown on mobile devices are of very high quality and can increase your Adsense CPC rate. Just like GizmoKick if your website is running on WordPress you can use WP Touch plugin to make mobile version of your website and Adsense ads on your site will be mobile optimized.

5. Placement

Another major reason affecting your Adsense CPC is the placements of ads on your blog. Where will you be able to meet highest CPC? Do as follows:
  • 2 Ads on your blog post – 336 x 280 rectangle below post title & 468 x60 between the blog post.
  • 1 on the sidebar – 300 x 250 on the right sidebar.
You can always experiments with ad units placement depending on the type of blog. Hobby bloggers or personal bloggers must focus more on quality content where as professional bloggers can optimize and place as many ads as possible. Mostly you will earn highest Adsense CPC from ad placements inside the blog post.

6. Ad Review Center

Ad Review Center is a Google Adsense section where you can see which group is paying you how much. If any group paying you very less, you may block it. You should block categories which are not related to your blog type. Lets say for a technology blog like Gizmo Kick you can block categories like travel, religion, dating etc. This will for sure boost your Adsense CPC and revenue.

7. Competitive Ad Filter

Competitive Ad Filter is another section in Google Adsense which can block specific or general ads on your blog. We can block them for all domains in our account or for a single domain. So it will boost your CPC by blocking specific ads.

8. Country

Country is a major factor in boosting your Adsense CPC. It varies from one country to another. When we get an ad clicked from USA we get @2-4 while from India it will be like 10-30 cents.
Though English speakers are highest in the world so we must make blog based on English language. It will boost you page rank as well. Must keep in mind the target country of your blog.

9. Ad Formats

To get highest CTR(Click Through Rate) you must use text-based ads. If you try both text & image ads you will get more CPC but image ads are less preferred because they get less CTR and CPC. Still it depends on your niche and blog type so keep experimenting.

10. Keep Experimenting

As I said earlier in this article that you must keep experimenting. It will definitely pay you higher revenues. Read Google Adsense center to learn more latest in Google Adsense trends.

How to Become a Millionaire Before 30

So your ambition in life is to be a millionaire before you turn 30! Fabulous. 

It’s a great ambition. It is not difficult, but it is not that easy either, as you might very well know. There are many routes that people take to become a millionaire – betting on horses, gambling, investing in real estate, winning a lottery, becoming an entrepreneur. Some rely on luck while some work hard for it. Luck is fleeting, rare, but hard work pays, hundred percent. So, how do you become a millionaire? Here’s how:

Earnings from your job

Obviously you need a steady stream of income to build your million. The more money you earn, the quicker the journey to your milestone will be. But that doesn’t mean you can get there on a Government salary. It has to be substantial.

Know your limits

You have to know your limits. You obviously cannot spend more than you make. That’s a financial suicide. If you can’t afford to buy that Sedan, don’t. Buy a hatch. If you can’t afford to eat at fancy restaurants, start cooking at home. If traveling by your vehicle is expensive, switch to public transport. You don’t have to turn into a pauper, just practice smart living. Quit getting magazines you don’t read; get rid of the internet connection if you don’t use it that often. You use it at work anyway. Switch to prepaid connection if you’re on a postpaid mobile plan. Get rid of that credit card so you never get tempted into buying stuff on an impulse. When you shop, shop in bulk. Quit buying the newest gadgets. Basically, live a lifestyle that you can afford.

Save Money

Just making money won’t suffice. You need a savings plan. Don’t leave it for too late. The longer you save the more money you will end up with. Don’t think of saving after you’ve paid all your bills. Set aside a percentage of your salary every week or every month and put that money into a separate account and refrain from getting an ATM card. That way you will think twice before withdrawing money.

Make good investments

Make sound investment decisions. Listen to news, read the papers, talk to knowledgeable people and seek their advice on investments. You can even seek services of an investment agency. Invest in a diversified portfolio and be consistent. Maybe a systematic investment plan or SIP. You can even look at mutual funds, stocks, shares etc. Make sure you have the ability to take risks because you will win some and you will lose some. Buy land or gold or flats if you have that kind of cash. It will appreciate over a period of time and you can sell it off later to make a good profit.

Start your own business

You can turn into an entrepreneur even, investing your money into growing your business. If the idea is good and you’re a good manager, you will be able to make quite a bit of money. Always keep looking at avenues to increase your income.

Your hobby could make you rich

If you have a hobby like stamp collection or comic books collection (in mint condition), antiques or original paintings, or any collector’s items. They could fetch a great amount if you decide to auction them.

Get married

By marrying a working woman, you not only double your salary but also your savings.
Becoming a millionaire is not easy, or else all of us would be one. It is tough. It needs planning and perseverance. If you’re willing to put in hard work over a period of time, you will be rewarded.

Gym Goers

I've been to this gym for several months. I had enrolled myself since we have a corporate discount and i haven't had engaged to any sports.

You can go to any gym if you want to become lean and fit.
It’s the gym-goer himself, not the gym, that determines whether he reaches his fitness goal or not.

At first month, I was very enthusiast to improve my workout especially my stamina. I remembered, i'd been catching up my breath for just 1KM of run. Hahahaha. not a typical myself when I was at my teenager age.

The good thing for corporate accounts is that you're membership is not locked for a certain months or year. Also, you're not forced to enroll every month. Aside from that, you can use all the equipment  go to classes, steam/sauna bath, locker for unlimited time while you're a member to all of its branches.

Due to lack of money, I don't have a personal trainer. Well, even though I can, I'd rather do my own program. You just have to have a good discipline within yourself and lots of programs can be found over the internet.

I have already visited 3 of its branches and I personally can say that Munoz branch has a better equipment. Well, because it's one of the newest branches here.

However, I've been visiting this branch in Makati due to its convenience from my workplace. Equipment are still quite good and can be easily used. No need for further assistance since directions can be seen somewhere on the equipment.

I only have unusual complain for this gym. I really once heard that gym is the gay church.

I had 3 outrageous encounters for this sexual advances.

My first encounter was, It was my second time in sauna and i really don't know whats the use of that water beside the heater. hahaha, I even washed my hands. So there was this  visitor, a fat and not so tall guy. I just thought he's an executive due to his fluency in speaking. While I admire him that the fact he enrolled himself to a gym to enhance his body built. I that day I made all those impression wrong.

We started talking and he asked me everything about myself. I don't know what he's on to. 
As the more leaner and i believe i had improved my stamina to stay at the sauna, he went out to cooldown himself and took a bath then he went back inside. Our conversation go on but this time he was asking a deeper about myself such as where do i work, live, hobbies, etc. Our conversation was cut short when another guy entered the room. Then he went off to cooldowm himself again.
Then he went back again. However, I was satisfied on the sweat i took off so i go out and took a bath.
After that, at the locker, i noticed him he's already finished his bath. Then he started giving me some advise.
I really don't know what to say. There were several people who's staring at us. 
I just replied back then move out as quickly as I can.

The second encounter was, there were 2 of them. I noticed someone was looking at the glass door of the sauna before I take a bath then use the sauna(as proper procedure)
Then, when i finished my bath and went in the sauna, no one was there. So i just sat back relax and let my sweat come off.

Suddenly, 2 guys came in. I noticed the one with tatoos, he was the one staring at the door. The other one sat at the lower bench of the sauna. I was at the higher bench.
This guy no.2. started staring at me. The no.1 guy seems to do what i noticed on him. And i really thought he's guarding on something i really don't know.

The guy no.2 then initiated the conversation. And I noticed it's all just about myself again. 
He elevated himself to the bench where i sat. The conversation go on until he touched my biceps, chest and calves.

I thought it was a friendly tease that every body parts were improving. Then, the no.1 guy went out to cooldown himself.
Suddenly, the conversation changed into untoward topic. He then asked me to make out of him. What in the hell was that?!? 
And with a guy?! No way!!! All I just want to do is to relax and sweat all the toxins in my body.
Then he started to jackoff himself. He just stopped when the guy no.1 came in.

Then guy no.2 came out to cooldown himself. I stayed to maximized the sauna used. Then, guy no.1 asked me what was the guy no.2 was talking about. I just told him everything what he's asking for me. He said he do that all the time. I was really surprised! He knew the guy but he just met him in the gym.

The guy no.2 came in and still insist what he wants but i refused. Suddenly, he started to jack off himself again then he started a conversation with guy no.1. The guy no. 1 stayed at the near the door and started looking out. He then gave tips to guy no.2 who might get in to the sauna bath while the guy no.2 still jacking off.

Guy no.2 was so aggressive so I just went out and took a bath. So I fixed myself.

The third was just recently, well, that time there were 2 of them again and they came out to cool down themselves. The smell of sauna was bad. It was not the typical smell of wood.
One guy started staring at me. I just played with my keys just to divert my attention but i can't help it when his arm was trying to get near on me. Not more than a minute I went of the room then took a bath. 

After I fixed myself. I reported them to the personnel at the lobby. Well,he felt sorry about what happened and told me they will do something about it. 

I really don't deprive the gay people. In fact, I have gay friends and other sectors of community. 
but come on.. they should respect the place. It's a sacred place for gym goers to enjoy and relax. But with that kind of enjoyment. They better do that on the private place.

Now, i come to realize that most of them cruise at sauna/steam bath and wait their luck to do their untoward conduct which why they always cool down themselves so they can stay longer on that heated room.

I learned that this is also happening to other gyms. Well, please don't disturb others who really want to tone their bodies.

Cybercrime Law

Cybercrime Law in favor or just junk it?! Digital Martial Law has come

It's time for us to think, before we click :)

in case you haven't read the law here's the link

so are you willing to post or comment just like this?
[ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛ ʙʟᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ.] (ʀᴀ ɴᴏ. 10175)

Senator Tito Sotto proudly owned up to the fact that he was responsible for inserting the libel clause into the law. Senator Chiz Escudero called the insertion a "mistake" and has said that he'll move to have the law repealed. Meanwhile, Senator TG Guingona (along with the other senators who didn't back the law) continues to be against the law. For its part, Malacañang said President Noynoy Aquino thoroughly reviewed the law before he affixed his signature to it—a fact which strikes some people as strange. There are those who have remarked that if P-Noy's father, Ninoy, was still around, he probably be among those protesting what has come to be called as "cyber martial law."

For the record, the following senators voted to pass the law:
  1. Sen. Tito Sotto
  2. Sen. Bong Revilla
  3. Sen. Manny Villar
  4. Sen. Lito Lapid
  5. Sen. Koko Pimentel
  6. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
  7. Sen. Loren Legarda
  8. Sen. Chiz Escudero
  9. Sen. Ping Lacson
  10. Sen. Gringo Honasan
  11. Sen. Pia Cayetano
  12. Sen. Bongbong Marcos
  13. Sen. Ralph Recto

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In favor?

most of the people are against it. But somehow, there are also people who welcome the law peacefully.

Republic Act No. 10175 / CYBERCRIME LAW will be implemented starting tomorrow, Oct 03, 2012.
Make sure you dont offend anybody by your posts (words, photos, videos, songs, selling fakes) , shares, retweets and comments or you will be facing 12 years in jail and $25,000 fine. * 

Psuedo accounts wont help you either, PNP Anti-Transnational and Cyber Crime division (ATCCD) has sets of equipment comparable or even more sophisticated / latest than other cyber crime units in the world courtesy of US State's Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP). The unit has also cybercrime investigators trained by ATAP. They can locate you wherever you are.

There's nothing wrong with shutting up and cleaning your page people.

I welcome a peaceful and positive online atmosphere with open arms. so Haters, its time for you to go offline :p

Why Good Employees Leave?

A study came up with this surprising finding: If you're losing good people, look to their immediate supervisor. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he's the reason why they quit, taking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition.

"People leave managers not companies," write the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

"So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good people - in the form of better pay, better perks and better training - when, in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue.

"If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors.

Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and how valued he feels. Much of this depends directly on the immediate manager.

-David W. Richard

Comelec Voter Registration

Have you registered as a voter yet for the 2013 Philippine Election? 

Register now and let your vote be counted for the 2013 midterm election.

I passed two elections because i failed to registered. Even though there was a satellite registration, I was too lazy to wait in line because I believe that Government has poor processes. (nothing new)

Earlier this month, I successfully registered myself as a voter in Comelec Quezon City in the compound of Quezon City Hall. Falling in line will be a test of your patience.

Before I go to the office, I made sure I knew what I was supposed to bring. (todo search sa net ng gagawin)

Unfortunately, at 1PM comelec office just closed. WTH?!? i asked the election officer and he said, the operation is suspended due to electrical failure in the office. Operation will resume tomorrow to allow the meralco to fix it the whole day. But the other offices have electricity. Why they don't have other options to continue the operation. How bout those people who left their work and other important things to do just to be registered that day. Well, even though there are valid arguments, i knew i wont ever win in the Government's policies.

The next day, I woke up early to get in comelec because i was expecting a long queue. First, i called their office just to check whether they are open or not. Luckly, they said they are operating. 

What to do.

1. A first-time voter needs any of these valid identification cards:

Company ID
Postal ID
Student’s ID
Driver’s License
NBI or PNP Clearance
PRC License
The ID presented SHOULD have your name, picture, and address in the city or municipality you plan to register in. MUch better if Barangay name is listed.

Have a photo copy of your ID ready to be submitted to the COMELEC Election Officer.

If your ID is without an address, any proof of billing will do (be sure to bring the original and the photocopy). According to the COMELEC Election Officer, I’ve had the chance to talk to, bills don’t necessarily need to be addressed to the voter. They just need to verify your present address to make sure you really live there. Hence, you can bring your electric, water, or phone bill (which are usually under your parents’ name), have them photocopied for the COMELEC’s archive.

If you are yet to be 18 but will turn 18 before the election period, you should bring an original copy and a photocopy of your birth certificate.

2. Go to the Comelec Office at your local city or municipal hall during regular office hours (Mondays to Fridays, from 8am to 5pm). However, lately, the COMELEC has opened its doors for Saturday registrations especially for those who have conflicts with their work schedules. Some areas have also satellite registrations.

3. Before you are given a COMELEC registration form (CEF-1A), the election officer will verify if you have registered in the past.

I waited 1 and a half hour in line just to pass my requirements. There are bunch of people who doesn't know how to get in line. Also, there's only one election officer who checks your documents. Not really surprised how the line turned out to be blockbuster.

4. Once cleared, you will be given the CEF-1A (white form) to fill-out with stamped that you're cleared. 

You can also download your own copy from the Commission on Elections website. However, you need to pass this along with your photo copied ID because at interviewed area, they require stamped documents which means your name is cleared.

5. Fill out the first page of the form and hand it to the election officer. They will check if all the information were filled out and correct. Then, they will classify which precint you will be designated.

6. Next will be COMELEC’s data capturing or biometrics desk for your signature, thumb mark, and picture.

Good thing these people who operate looks like fresh graduates and really fast enough to do their jobs. Processing here just took me less than 2 minutes.

7. You will then be given an acknowledgement receipt, which you have to keep as proof of your registration.

I was so excited to go home that i failed to asked how shall i get my voter's ID. 
I searched the net and some says that it will took 2 more years before i get it..
Oh, that's how the government performs.

Be part of the Philippines. Let your vote count in!

Tuwing election lang nagiging pantay pantay ang mga Pilipino.

Plant a tree. Save on Tax!!!

Is this a fair deal?

A lawmaker in the House of Representatives wants a law that allows realty tax incentives for areas where trees have been deliberately planted.

Bohol Rep. Erico Aumentado filed House Bill No. 6461, which proposes a seven-year tax incentive on realty tax for "trees as improvement on the land".

Aumentado explained the suggested bill will hopefully encourage land owners to plant trees. This, as some land owners are actually reluctant to plant trees for fear that the trees will also be taxable due to their value as part of land improvement.

“Trees planted in private and public lands shall be declared free from taxation or government fees within a period of seven years,” the bill stated.

“(This is) to allow the planters time to care, nourish and maintain the growth of trees until they reach the commercial value stage thereof,” it added.

Aumentado also proposed the same for trees planted in watershed areas to accelerate the reforestation that will support potable drinking water, as well as hydro-electric power and irrigation facilities.

The lawmaker claimed that slow reforestation of lands in the country has been caused by lack of support from national and governments.

"It has been noted that the local government units, in more cases than not, have imposed high realty taxes on trees as improvement of the taxable land which discouraged land owners to plant forestal or even fruit bearing trees thereon because of exorbitant taxation," Aumentado said.

He acknowledged trees are vital to the environment and can serve as flood control, typhoon breakers, even tidal buffers that mitigate the impact of tidal action in the shorelines.

Reclaiming public property from the clutches of traditional politicians. This page is a venue for the public to share photos of PUBLIC SERVANTS who've displayed their names or images in public places in furtherance of their careers.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

First ever run for Milo Marathon

My girlfriend informed me that her co-workers will sign for Milo Marathon for 5 Kilometers and they are inviting us to join them. I immediately said "YES" who would not want to be part of the most prestigious running event in the country? Also, the registration was very affordable at 100 pesos you already have your bib number and singlet.

Before, I'm just hearing it from radio, TV and news ads but I didn't pay attention to it. Now, I'm curious on how to join the race. 

Upon registration, all we need to do was train for the race. However, due to conflict of schedules from work, it was really hard for us to run. What we did was we signed up at Gold's Gym and maximized our free time from work and other duties.

We don't have a coach or training plan to follow which is a WTH we were doing? But since we have limited resources on money for a coach. We just had to use the thread mill and octane machine to improve our endurance and legs. Shortly, we used Youtube as other resource.

It became my routine at the gym whenever I have free time. I even started to walk from MRT Ayala station to Robinsons Summit Center where I work and vice versa.

Most of my colleagues can't believe and imagine of what I was doing but it didn't stop me from my workouts and took it as a challenge to do even more.

It was a love - hate relationship on my scheduled that I almost gave up on my training.

Until to the race day. We woke up late and needed to rush to the race site. 

The weather was too gloomy and rain was about to fall. I was really ready to take challenge to go to starting line but my girlfriend hesitated to go further since the wave had started and the pathways were full of runners. Although I insisted to go at starting line, I never won on our argument and ended up to go with the flow up to the finish line. I really thought we started at 2 kilometer mark.

I was expecting Milo drinks along the route but all i can see were just Powerade and water. Oh what a newbie I was... 

The route was wide but it was not enough for the wave of runners trying enjoy the run. Well, we have observed that there were several people represented by their schools and most who joined the event were walking and blocking the way of some fast runners. We were just a newbie and slow runners too but most of them didn't take the race seriously and we had to do zigzag run just to go beyond them.

We were almost at the finish line when we felt some droplets and when we were about to cross the finish line, the rain starts to fall. We just get our certificates and moved inside Mall of Asia to cover us from the rain.

Since we didn't start the race from starting point, i didn't bother to check the results. Will make up on the upcoming races.

Lesson learned; loot bags are only for longer distance, prepare for the rain and wake up early.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Run United 2 2012

After my failed first ever Milo 5K Marathon, I was hoping for another great run and be consistent with what I have started since April. Little did I know, my girlfriend has already joined 3K race early this year for Run United. I really thought that a race can only be held once a year. She just told me that Run United is a three part series organized by RUNRIO and UNILAB and they are offering the same distance as MILO which was pretty cool.

Quite a little pricey compared to Milo but it didn't stop us from signing. After signing in we had to wait for couple of days for distribution of race kits at Race Expo in BGC.

At the Race Expo, in less than 5 mins, I got our race kits and found a bonus belt bag.

At the race day, we had fun running the whole route. Hydration were everywhere and I drank too much of Powerade. We didn't finish fast but the experience was awesome. 

I just really love roaming around the race village. So much freebies and games held by the sponsors. 

Looking forward for another run in Run United 3


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Just brought my life back

Few years back, I was just a drunkard, no sports to move my rusty body, no goals in life and just a happy go lucky guy. Everything was just normal, maybe just for me. At least most of us gets excited when you're with your friends and celebrating on random things.

With an average of twice a week, I'm on a drinking session with my fellow co-workers, friends or cousins. It had to be my priority whenever someone induced me to drinking even though I have a shift the next morning or in the middle of shift (takas lang). Until some instances got in to worse and noticed my body started to deteriorates. 

I got several escalations at work, I went beyond my way home and woke up on the terminal of bus, vomit on random areas, peed unconsciously, mismanaged my finances, my beer belly gets bigger and bigger. After all, it was really not the ideal life for me.

April 29, 2012 when i realized I need to change my lifestyle. It was not an easy task but I need to change something if I want different results.

I must have admit that my first fun run, I was freaking traumatized. I was too cocky to run that 5 kilometer stretch in BGC without training or had an active lifestyle.

It took me more than an hour to finish it with several muscle cramps and joint pains. After all, it was fun with lots of foods in your loot bag. Back then, it was the 1st  Robinsons Fit n Buddy run with a very cheap price of 250 per person including its race kit.

That Sunday midnight April 29, 2012, I was still enjoying my ice cold beer at Tanza, Cavite while my girlfriend was trying to catch up her energy for fun run organized by Hyundai. I really thought she would pass the event since we are in family gathering but I was wrong. Crazy it was but we still pushed through at the event even though i didn't sign up for the race.

We only commute from Cavite to Quirino Grand Stand which I thought we wont be able to start the race. Good thing we took the cab and was able to catch the race. We were in the last wave of that event. I was really hesitant if i can finish race since my first fun run was hell experience and i can still feel the been on my nerves. 

First kilometer along Roxas Boulevard was good since I was just following my pace. It was her first 5K run without training but were able to support each other until the end of race. 

Cramps and side stitches were our hurdles in running fast pace. Several marshals were there to give bottled water and banana. A good relief for us but the water was not cold. 

The last kilometer was like both of us hitting our walls and we were sweating rapidly but it didn't stop us to finish the race.

Finally!!! We finished the race with too much sunlight on our skins. It took us 46 minutes to finished it. Not bad for a second time on the race. Well, not official race for me since i didn't sign up.

After the race, both of us felt great and really enjoyed the event :) The experience was reciprocal to my 1st ever race and felt like i can still run for few more kilometers.

However, the event is almost done when we finished the race so went to the nearest fast food and eat whatever we want to regain our lost energy.

I was too sleepy when we finished our breakfast but the experience we had would definitely start of something good for us.