October 31, 2011: We are now Seven Billion!

The United Nations (UN) has estimated that today, October 31, 2011, the world’s population has reached seven billion people.  That’s 7,000,000,000!  Of course, this figure has some margins of error as nobody can really tell the exact population of each country in the world.  For your reference, the Philippines is estimated to have a population…

Costume Crisis

Halloween is almost here, one of the “newest” and most enjoyable western tradition assimilated with our own. For kids, it’s much ado about the “trick-or-treat”-ing, but for the kids at heart, it’s about the costumes and parties! It’s fun just thinking about it, but I have a problem–I don’t have a costume yet!

The First adidas King of the Road Southeast Asia Championship Recap

The first ever adidas King of the Road (KOTR) Southeast Asia Championship had just concluded in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, Philippines, and I’d say it’s the most “international” race I’ve experienced in the Philippines so far.  Here’s my recap on this outstanding race:

Nike, We Ran Manila!

My first and longest race in more than two months, Nike We Run Manila surely gave me a lot to think about when it comes to my future long distance races.  It was a lot of fun, but it wasn’t as easy as I originally thought it would be!

Scenes from the Nike We Run Manila Race Pack Collection

Today is the first day of claiming Nike We Run Manila race kits, and I’d say I’m impressed that the runners didn’t wait for the last day before claiming their kits as attested by the big turnout even before the collection opened.  Here are some scenes from the first day:

The Best Forerunner Yet: Forerunner® 910XT

I just drooled with excitement when I saw the latest Garmin Forerunner, the Forerunner® 910XT: Garmin Forerunner® 910XT (Courtesy Garmin.com) To sum it up, for me it’s perfect!  I may not be into multisports now, but as an ultrarunner it has some of my most sought after features: the long battery life (up to 20…

Fourth Quarter Storm

Wow, it’s the fourth quarter of the year already! It’s interesting that some of the more interesting races are held this quarter, and here are some that I think are worth joining for October to mid-November