Friday, February 27, 2009

my run on 28-feb-2009

my longest run, to date!

gaaaaaaaad! i looooove the feeling! started my warm-up at buendia, then i paused at picc to stretch. i ran around around ccp, then turned left to roxas boulevard. baywalk had it's share of fitness enthusiasts! moms doing aerobics and fellow runners are all over the place! parang fiesta lang! i went back the same route, back to ccp. a total of 7.5K, done in 45minutes! whew! that means i can do a 10K in an hour or so! woooooooow!

i kept my pace, as much a possible, steady to build up my endurance as advised by miss jaja. i would have hesitated running this route, because unlike running around makati-cbd, baywalk doesn't have it's abundance of 7-11s and mini-stops.  i need to buy that nike hydration belt with cute water bottles in it! or that nike belted hydration pack! or those from camelback for running! here goes another payday, or bonus!

anyway, thanks Cheza for suggesting this route.

i'm back on my game!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Lamppost shows you the Way, Truth and Life

The Lamppost - The name of this room that could locate the Island is an allusion to the lamppost in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis. The lamppost in Lewis' novel lead was landmark that showed the children how to get back to their world. --TV.COM/Lost

WARNING: Lost spoilers and an entry that talks about religion and morals.

The Lamppost showed Ben and Jack how to go back to the Island. The latest episode surely had me on the edge of my seat, (or the edge of my bed!). A lot of questions were answered in this episode. Like how John Locke died from Season4, how the Oceanic6 was able to go back to the Island. But a lot of questions were also posed after 41-minutes and 45-seconds of Episode 6. Questions like where's Baby (well, now a toddler) Aaron, why is Sayid in handcuffs on the way to Guam, who and what was the significance of that Mid-Eastern guy... Tsk tsk! They considered the Island as considered a sacred, mysterious place that draws them together, whatever their differences are.

Well, yesterday, I had re-discouvered my own sort of Lamppost. It has been my Lamppost since I was small, but over the past few years I forgot I had one. It was a constant, always-there figure in my life, but until one seeks it's refuge, one wouldn't bother going to the Lamppost. I'm talking about Church. And yes, I attended yesterday's services at 1030am at the Greenbelt Chapel.

I consider the Church as a "safe" place. I remember when I was small, my whole family would attend the Sunday 8-am mass. Rain or shine, we should all dress-up and proceed to the nearby Church. I'd attend without hesitation. I'm happy going to Church. But lately though, as I grow up, I took on a few principles on living life-- that somehow contradicts the Church. That is when my Church attendance trickled to twice a month, then once a month. Until lately, I attended only during special occassions like Christmas or my birthday. I think i mentioned that in my previous post about Bare: the musical.

I felt peaceful and safe yesterday. Even if it's summer-y already, I didn't bother the warm weather. There was a bit of breeze anyway. I was a bit late actually, I arrived during the Responsorial Psalm. I somehow listened through the Celebrant's Homily, but my mind was more of thinking what he's talking about. I was surprised to still remember the responses! I was alone but YES, i felt peaceful and safe!

I want to do it again next Sunday, and the Sundays that follow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

have some Bare...

i was invited by Gibbs to watch Bare last night.

we met up with MGG prior to the show. i also met miss sharmaine buencamino, an award-winning actress. i instantly recognized her as being the nanay of bea alonzo's character in One More Chance. alavet!

anyway, bare is a love story-- between two Catholic high-school boys that is. things get complicated when one can't handle the fact that the other is so damn proud of their relationship. the other just wants to shout out to the rest of the world that their in love. he can't stand being out-ed. mix in drugs, sex and booze, and you got one edgy play.

there were two things that i like about the story/play. first is that i feel for peter-- the guy who's so proud of his love for jason but somehow gets disappointed with the jason's attitude to it. ever since, i'm always this type. you might call it the giver, expecting nothing in return. i'm happy with the fact that i love to love. i am human after all, so after a while, i tend to give up when i see there's no chance. no spark of hope. second thing that i like about the play is that "god don't make no trash". i'm not a devout Catholic. i go to church only on special occasions, like christmas, new year's, my birthday, etc. i came from a Catholic background. a family of regular Sunday church-goers, with my education in Catholica elementary and high schools. i actually believe there is a God-- a higher being, and who's created all of us equally. i'm just satisfied with the fact that what i do, i do it for the greater glory/good and that i don't step on anyone else's rights.

let me share with you, a couple of songs from the play that i sooooo love. these are from the Indianapolis staging of the said play.

Role of a Lifetime God Don't Make No Trash

find time to watch Bare, visit their multiply site so you can check the terriffic students who staged this play-- the play runs february 17-21 and 24-28 at 8PM at the Gonzaga Exhibit Hall in ADMU. You may contact alexa yupangco for tickets at +639177220805.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

my 19-feb-2009 run

quote for the day: "The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult." -Marquise du Deffand

i've been really, really lacking the motivation the past two months on running. and i'm blaming it on the Christmas holidays. shame on me. tsk tsk. i just wanna jumpstart this running addiction once again.

does anyone have a suggestion?

run with me some more!

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