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Ateneo Biological Organization’s TakBOx: Trance

The Ateneo Biological OrganizationeXplore. eXperience. eXcel. (BOx) presents TakBOx: Trance, a run for the benefit of Culiat Elementary School.

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A Hot and Wet Weekend

Unrested but not restless—that’s my weekend.  A very hot Saturday matched with a wet Sunday.

Hot Saturday at Nestea Fit Camp Hot

We’ve been aware of Camp Hot since its first week but we’re too preoccupied doing everything else to give it a try until last Saturday.  It started with a casual online chat about Frisbee until before we knew it we all agreed to visit the camp to do just that.  In case you’re wondering Camp Hot is held every Saturday on an empty space just across Bonifacio High Street near Serendra.  Think of it as a clinic for several summer activities such as Beach Volleyball, Beach Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Touch Football, Flag Football, Hip hop, Yoga, etc.  That Saturday we were lucky that for a mere P50 we had all access pass—aside from the standard tumbler, bandana, and bottomless iced tea normally tied with the entrance fee. Had we registered during the first two weeks we would’ve had a goodie bag filled with items and a nice shirt for P150!

We arrived at around 10AM but it was midway of all session schedules so we had to wait for our turn.  For our first Camp Hot activity, Frisbee, we got the 11AM-1PM slot—heat training?!  As much as I had wanted to avoid the sun it eventually got me and prevailed!  Sun 1, runningpinoy 0. I think I got more tan during our Frisbee session than during BDM102, but I don’t mind as I had so much fun!

Serious? Courtesy Marvin Opulencia

Our Camp Hot activity didn’t stop with Frisbee.  After having lunch (right there in the compound) we looked for more fun things to do and we found Poi—the one done usually by fire dancers at the beach at night.  As much as it was also fun, having lack of coordination would make it quite challenging—not to mention painful!

Our very sexy Poi instructor

Last activity for the day, Hip hop (Krump)!  Who else is more qualified to teach us Hip hop than the All Stars?  Not only were they good, they were also nice.  As a person who doesn’t really dance I had so much fun and somehow survived.  What made our dance session more exciting was when we had a “showdown.”  After completing our choreography we were divided into two groups to try to “out-dance” each other.  Surprisingly our group won!  Of course it was all for the spirit of fun so there wasn’t really any prize, and after that we were treated with solos from the All Stars members and some “gutsy” dancers.

Time for a “showdown.”

Wet Sunday at Ateneo

The pools of Ateneo staged another Aquathlon event participated in by many of my friends.  This would be the first time that I’d be watching an event and as a “recreational swimmer” I was amazed by how competitive this sport was.  Interestingly the run leg was also way different than what were accustomed to as it was held in the middle of the day!  Even just as a spectator I really had fun, and of course at the back of my mind I was also thinking when I’d be able to do such (after a barrage of “you’re not joining?” hehe).  The event was made even more special when three of my friends finished on the top three of their respective age categories.  Who says runners are only good on land?

The very competitve male participants during the swim leg

As the events were held during Manny Pacquiao’s fight none of us were able to watch it, but of course at this day and age there’s no escaping news of his win (or lose, no matter how hard you try!  “Push technology” at its finest and most annoying :)).  We were celebrating our friends’ victories when we received this news but surprisingly our reactions were pretty much “boring!”

I wonder what his shoe size is…

I wasn’t able to get a decent rest this weekend but still I enjoyed it a lot!  If there was one thing I wished that I was able to do this weekend it would be my laundry! (Two weeks’ worth and counting!)  Congratulations to Ellen and Roselle for placing third, and Carina second in their respective age categories! Oh, congratulations as well Manny for yet another win!



Ateneo’s Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) will be having its first-ever Fun Run on January 24, 2010 (Sunday) at the Ateneo campus grounds called, “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010” (3/5/10K) with our slogan: Stand Up to Climate Change for the benefit of Illac Diaz’s project, Design Against the Elements, an international design competition that responds to the call for social and climate adaptation by building sustainable homes.  This was launched to international architects last June 16, 2009 at the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the United Nations Plaza in New York with the support of the IIE, the Philippine Consulate, Gov. LRay Villafuerte, Gawad Kalinga, United Architects of the Philippines and My Shelter Foundation.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Assembly Time: 5:00AM
Location: Ateneo de Manila University campus grounds
Assembly Area: Blue Eagle Gym
Registration Fee: P350.

Illac Diaz united 47 Pinoy rock artists together to join his campaign.  The end result is “Stand Up” which was officially released to the public at a press conference last October 29, 2009 at the Alliance Française de Manille.

“Climate change is real. Addressing climate change requires a mix of mitigation and adaptation.  This requires more mitigation for industrialized countries and more adaptation for developing countries.  This can be translated into one simple scenario:  While the industrialized world continues to send up tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, whether or not we blur the amounts through carbon credits, hopes are fading for those who will be receiving the sharp end of the Damocles sword; the developing world.  The urgency is to realize that this is not going to stop at 350ppm, or even double at 600ppm, the Philippines has to realize that despite all the petitions and feel good campaigns of dreams for a climate stabilized world, real solutions need to be done.  We have to get to the part where we learn to start dealing with this.  The country is located right beside the warmest parts of the ocean that is in the perfect storm of vulnerable coastlines, intense winds, and an observation of growing dumping of large amounts of rain.  We need to live in a world where climate will hit the poorest of the poor first, regardless of where they live, it will test our resiliency as a city, as a village, as a community, and specially as a people.  This song is dedicated to the awareness that dealing with one ONDOY is not the victory, but a climate of change will be the battle of this generation.” – Illac Diaz

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