Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Alter Space: Encouraging People to Save the Environment

We are all empowered to be of influence to our fellowmen, we can either be a good or bad influence to them.

But before we start looking or thinking on how we can help or encourage other people, we SHOULD FIRST be looking at our own self . Do we have the guts? Do we have the right tools - the attitude, the discipline and the GOOD influence?

Alter Space is the 1st Filipino environmental awareness game on Facebook.

It was created by AboitizPower, a company that develops and offers effective energy solutions to meet the Philippines’ energy demand and build commitment to sustain Earth’s resources.

The game's mission is to build a better, more energy-efficient planet while staying happy!

In my humble being, I can encourage other people to save the environment by starting in myself, change should be first in ourselves. And in my capability as a blogger, I will do my best to SPREAD THE WORD about the Alter Space game and most especially its eco-friendly objectives.

I already played Alter Space and I am now at level 5, ready to do the last challenge of building an APS or Alternative Power Source.By playing the game, every player is taught and encouraged to be mindful in every choice he/she should do, such as in using energy efficient appliances, doing activities with low carbon footprint among others.

Alter Space Images from Alter Space Facebook Page
More so, Alter Space is not just an online game but it is an eye opener to everyone that we all should do our share in conserving, saving, protecting and loving our very own planet Earth.We should not wait until we can no longer breathe, when we no longer have the oceans, when the Earth can no longer sustain life!

And as a runner, I can spend my lifetime running for worthy causes such as the Run for Pasig River, Run for the Dolphins among others. By running, we are not just getting healthy but also in so much ways, we are becoming energy efficient. Walking and running conserves fuel usage thus helping save the environment and so on. Being health conscious creates self discipline thereby creating positive domino effect to the individual and its environment.

With my running buddies at Run for Pasig River, Oct 10, 2010
Photo wall at Condura Skyway Marathon, Feb 6, 2011
Finish line at Unilab Run United, Mar 6, 2011
At the Hyundai Run for a Cause, Apr 2, 2011
Lastly, change should always begin within us.Either we take the initiative to save our environment or we left nothing for our next generation. It's all in our hands now.

For more energy saving and environment-friendly tips, please visit the CLEANERGY website or Alter Space Game.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Where will I Take my Boracay Rum?

For the past several years of our lives and as being together since 2004, me and my wife have gone to places, roads, mountains, rivers, falls and beaches alike. Let me invite you to our journey to life, together as together one!

October 2004 at the Taoist Temple, Cebu
October 2004 at Magellan's Cross, Cebu
October 2005, Bus to Tagaytay, Cavite
October 2005, Picnic Grove, Tagaytay
December 2005, Dakak Resort, Dapitan
December 2005, Sunset at Dakak Resort

October 28, 2007, Engagement at Palace in the Sky, Tagaytay
October 5, 2008, Bus to Manaoag, Pangasinan
October 5, 2008, First visit to Manaoag Church
March 8, 2009, First Tagaytay trip of my in-laws
March 10, 2009, My honey's oathtaking at Manila Hotel
April 21, 2009, My bro-in-law's grad at USJ-R, Cebu
August 21, 2009, Our Church Wedding at Malate Church
Sept 01, 2009, Honeymoon trip at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Jan 01, 2010, First sunset at Rizal Shrine, Dapitan, ZaNorte
April 3, 2010, Ferry to Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Apr 3, 2010, Talipanan Beach, Puerto Galera
Now, where will I take my Boracay Rum?

Boracay Rum is a new product of Tanduay with two flavors- Cappuccino and Coconut
Of course, I will take my Boracay Rum here!

In Boracay!
In Boracay again!
And in Boracay!
Nowhere would I take my Boracay Rum but in Boracay! Our dream local destination!

My wife and I would be so happy if we could have our second honeymoon in Boracay and it would be the greatest gift of the year if we could have our vacation for free courtesy of Tanduay Boracay Rum! :-)

Thank you to Tanduay Boracay Rum and Nuffnang Philippines for this blog contest.

*Boracay photos credits to image owners and Google

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Our Greeny Home in Cavite

The lenten season offers a long vacation for everyone, long time to rest, to recollect, to reminisce their spirituality, to travel and so on.

In my part, after two days of hibernating in our apartment at Quezon City, I visited our parents in Cavite today, with less than 2 hours travel I was already home at 1PM, and was greeted by our greeny home!

My father was a farmer during his younger days in our province, so he has that green thumb in gardening and planting, our house mini garden was so green, full of vegetables, flowering plants and even fruit bearing dwarf trees :-)

Here are my shots taken from my old 2MP mobile phone.

The robust ampalaya plants

The cute dwarf kalamansi

The grape plant

The round green chili

The well known malunggay

The dwarf ornamental pineapple

Closer look to the dwarf pineapple
Til next house visit guys!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Why I Want to Own A Pair of SOMNIO Mission Control Running Shoes

I have been living life actively and engaged into different sports activities since High School such as Badminton, Chess and Taekwondo. During my college days at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, I was a member of the Taekwondo varsity team.

When I entered the corporate world, I became more involved with Badminton, mid 2000 was the year of Badminton boom in our country. But since last year (2010), I officially retired my badminton shoes and rackets and replaced them with running shoes and shorts :-)

But if you can observe from my first run pics (Globe Run for Home, March 21, 2010), I did not wear a legitimate running shoes, but an ordinary low-cut rubber shoes.

I only got my first running shoes during my second run at the Walk the World Pilipinas (June 6, 2010), courtesy of my God mother, Ninang Edith from Kuwait (special request pasalubong).

To sum up my first running year, I accumulated an official mileage of 25 kilometers, three (3) 5K's and one (1) 10K. That includes my 5K run at the Run for Pasig River (October 10, 2010) and 10K at the 2nd Quezon City International Marathon (December 5, 2010)

Year 2011 started with a bang with my first 21K at the Condura Skyway Marathon (February 6, 2011).

And literally with a bang because I got runner's toe injuries after my first 21K run :-(

This was a result of the race route, too much downhill/uphill (Skyway) and my running shoes which do not have a wide toe space. Despite of this injuries, and with the love of running, I ran my next 21K after a month at the Unilab Run United Leg 1 (March 6, 2011).

And while recuperating with my runner's toe injuries, I continuously added my official mileage by joining at the Yakult 10-Miler (March 27, 2011), Hyundai Run for a Cause (April 2, 2011) and Run with the Masters (April 17, 2011) respectively.

Photo courtesy of Sir JR Garing

To date, I already have a total official mileage of 109KM and counting. Not to include my training runs. I still experience minor blisters and runner's toe injuries, they keep on coming and I believe it is time to retire my first running shoes and replace with a more comfortable, well-fit, durable and injury free shoes.

To which SOMNIO Mission Control running shoes can offer me. This flagship model use the F.E.A.T. system. (Functionally Engineered Adaptable Tricomponent) to create a custom footbed specifically for our feet!

Aside from this, Somnio Mission Control has Road Block tread rubber making it sturdy and durable.

And has also Stretch Mesh forefoot material which allows the shoe to move with our foot helping in mobility and removing the heavy feeling we get when wearing big shoes.

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With SOMNIO Mission Control running shoes, I strongly believe that I can run more miles comfortably and without the fear that I might suffer runner's toe or other injuries.

I would love to wear that Somnio Mission Control running  shoes when I run my first full marathon next year!

P.S. This blogger contest is being held by Somnio Running Shoes, in partnership with UNBOX. To know more about the contest, click the link below.
Unbox and Somnio Running Shoes Blog Contest

And to know more about UNBOX, you can visit their website here or LIKE their Facebook page here.

Thank you to SOMNIO Running Shoes and UNBOX for this blog contest!

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