The Piaya Chronicles: Bago City and the Flight Back Home

For our final day in Negros Occidental we headed south for a change, and visited the City of Bago.  Travelling between north and south are interestingly quite different, but like all other cities in the province that we visited, Bago City is also packed with history.

My First 32K at Run United 3

True, I already did ultramarathons in the past, but this year’s Run United 3 was my first ever 32K race.  Unfortunately though I came to race partially injured because I had thought I’d missed it.

The Piaya Chronicles: The Unexpected Extension

The ruins was supposed to be the last agenda on our itinerary and because of our unfortunate delays going to the site, we had no time to spare and rushed to the airport.  Travelling throughout the province is quite easy pretty much everywhere, with the exception of the airport!  Yes, there are shuttle services to…

The Piaya Chronicles: Bacolod City Food Trip!

Bacolod City has some of the best places to eat condensed into a relatively small area.  There’s one perfect for every budget and oftentimes you need not wander far from the city center.  We’ve roamed around Bacolod City to come up with our recommendations:

Yabu, The House of Katsu

The date 11/11/11 (November 11, 2011) is a tad more especial for me, more than it’s visual appeal, as it marked this blog’s third anniversary.  It is also the last Friday before my first 32K at Run United 3 so it’s the best time to carbo-load—and for this special day I picked the latest addition…

The Piaya Chronicles: The Marvelous Masks of the Masskara Festival

The Masskara Festival became the main reason of our Bacolod City visit after our half marathon event got postponed, and we were fortunate to catch a glimpse on why this event is so popular for both local and foreign tourists.  With what I witnessed, I was truly impressed! This is part of a series① ②…

It’s 11/11/11, So What?

Today is the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year after 2000, and in most international date formats, it is expressed as 11/11/11.  This date comes along once every one hundred years and aren’t we lucky to experience it?  More than just a series of ones, this date is important to me because…

adidas crowns the King of the Road this 2011

From adidas Philippines: MANILA, October 23 – The adidas King of the Road (KOTR) came to a vibrant and colorful close at the Bonifacio Global City grounds as thousands of participants fought to the finish as they vied for the ‘adidas Southeast Asia King of the Road 2011’ crown.

The Piaya Chronicles: The Ancestral Houses of Silay City

Silay City is the gateway to Negros Occidental, being home to the modern Bacolod-Silay Airport.  It may not be as popular as Bacolod but it is a must to be part of your Negros Occidental itinerary.  It is home to “living” historic houses, and much more!

Next Stop: Macau

Time to escape the tropics for a while and experience some mild weather without going so far and so over budget—those were some of my considerations when I accepted my friends’ invites to join them to run in Macau.  Heat had always been my kryptonite when running and the opportunity to run with mild weather…