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12
Nov
17

Nine

I can’t believe I’m doing this again for the ninth time!  Wow!  Now I’m counting down the days to my first decade of running and blogging!  Thank you so much for still supporting my blog and I look forward to more years of contributing to the running community.

Nine years down, first decade next!

I’m currently on a long trip on the other side of the world that’s why it’s a challenge to find time to post anything new on the blog, but rest assured that I have a lot of stories to tell when I return to the Philippines.  Until then, thank you for your visit and run safe! 😀

30
Oct
17

Race Recap: Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is perhaps the largest fun run I’ve seen for the year with more than 10,000 participants.  It’s also one of the more interesting ones as participants don their costumes and showing their love for Hello Kitty.  Here’s my story from the first Hello Kitty run in the Philippines.

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 finisher medals waiting for their owners!

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18
Oct
17

Behind the Scenes: Powerman Philippines 2017

One of the perks of being a blogger is that you get to witness some world-class sporting events from behind the scenes and even meet the pros up close and personal.  This time around, I’m covering something that is a stranger to me—the world of duathlon via Powerman Philippines 2017.

At the finish line of Powerman Philippines 2017 the night before the event.

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28
Aug
17

Palawan Chronicles: El Nido, et al

There are still a few things that I’d like to save for posterity from my epic Palawan trip.  That includes some interesting sights from Taytay to El Nido, and the little airport as well.

Last view of Apulit Island from our boat.

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16
Aug
17

Palawan Chronicles: Hanging On

Apulit Island may be small, but three days are still not enough to fully enjoy this paradise.  But before we finally depart, there’s just one more “crazy” thing I wanted to do…

Soaking in the view from our balcony one last time…

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10
Aug
17

Guided Tours via Running?!

I was looking for possible races to join for my upcoming business trip on the other side of the world when I stumbled upon this website offering guided running tours.  It’s like something that came out of my fantasy!

Screenshot of cityrunningtours.com

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07
Aug
17

Ode to the Trees of Commonwealth Avenue

For us living north of Metro Manila, the construction of the MRT-7 is a dream come true.  Finally, we’re making progress!  But this progress comes at a huge cost: the trees of Commonwealth Avenue.

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One of the last remaining trees along Commonwealth Ave. (taken August 05, 2017).
It won’t be long until all of them are removed for good. 😥

It breaks my heart to see all these beautiful trees go.  It’s just a matter of time before all of them are gone from the center of Commonwealth Ave.  Hopefully, the firm handling the construction stay true to their words and relocate most, if not all, of the trees there.  The ones I saw were cut near the roots so I have my doubts.  I really wish that those big property developers adopt some of the trees that can still be salvaged.

To the trees of Commonwealth Ave., thank you for giving us oxygen to breathe, shade from the heat, and help in reducing air pollution all these years!  May all that have been replanted elsewhere survive.




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