Friday, February 28, 2014

59/365 photoblog: Poptalk

So proud of my Mom. She had a shoot for the first time yesterday and the host said that she was a natural. Please watch my Mom on GMA News TV 11 on March 15, 8pm.

Good job Mommy! :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

58/365 photoblog: REACH Magazine

Someone used my photo and that of my son and had it placed in a magazine without my permission. It's a good thing its a good photo and that I know the brand manager of the magazine or else ...

Century Tuna Superbods 2014

Last night I attended the presscon for the Century Tuna Superbods 2014 and Anne Curtis really is the perfect ambassadress for this event. She said during the interview that the most memorable thing about being their celebrity endorser is that Century Tuna always kicks start her desire to be more fit and lean.

This morning, when I woke up and was thinking of all the reasons I had to not work out, I remembered Anne and I jumped from the bed, changed clothes, brushed my teeth, tied my hair and walked for 45 minutes inside the village then played badminton for 2 hours.

If that isn't an effective branding by Century Tuna, I don't know what is.

The presscon was one of a kind in the sense that not only did they launch their newest endorsers and campaign; they also made sure that we would learn how to maximize the product and utilize it to its fullest potential.

I learned that drinking water infused with lemon will aid in digestion. I learned that you can be full using 2/3 cup of rice plus 1/3 actual rice. I learned that you can eat 5 meals a day and still lose weight. Best part is that I learned that losing weight is 70% diet and 30% working out.

The endorsers presented shared their stories and the challenges that they faced. They became real people and not just celebrities. They became people we could connect to. They became human and because of that, Century Tuna was not just another product. It was something that I could see would help me be fit again.

As their tagline went ... Kung kaya ko, kaya mo rin!

To this I say, kaya ko ... as long as I have Century Tuna to help me and I have this site to guide me.

Thank you Anne for being my fitspiration. :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

57/365 photoblog: Mrs. Globe Philippines

These ladies are all married and some of them have kids yet they were able to become beauty queens and make a change in the world. I'm tempted to try to be one of them. Should I?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BRAVE: The Art of Self Defense

Three weeks ago I was held up at knifepoint and I felt so helpless. I averted my eyes and didn’t even try to peek at what the guy looked like. All I remember was that if I could stop breathing, I would have for fear that they might misconstrue my breathing as fighting back. 

When I found out that I was chosen to be part of BRAVE which was a workshop meant to teach women all about self defense, I felt happy and sad. Sad because I felt that it was already too late but at the same time happy that I’ll finally learn a few basic things that may just help me defend myself in the future. 

It was empowering. Finally knowing what to do in case someone attacks you or tries to hurt you was just amazing. Knowing that you can actually fight back and defend yourself is something that every woman should know about. 

It was enlightening. It felt good knowing what the next steps are and that you are not helpless. It felt wonderful to know that if someone tries to pull me, grab me, or point a knife at me, I have within me the forces I need to fight back. 

It was an eye opener. You see, I’m a battered woman and I never fought back. I just took it all in and let the other person abuse me mentally, physically, emotionally, and verbally. It was only on the day that he almost killed my by wringing my neck that I learned to fight back. Luckily, it wasn’t too late for me. I can’t say the same for the others. 

For those who are interested, please contact them through their Facebook page, BRAVEph. Trust me. This may just save your life. Now isn’t that something worth investing on?  


Intramuros: Transitio

I’ve heard about Transitio from Carlos Celdran last year but was not able to actually go and have a lookie look. However, a change of plans and life intervening paved the way for me to go have a visit and so I decided that I should not ignore the signs and finally made my way to Intramuros last week where Transitio was happening. 

Luckily for me, my best friend from elementary was free for the night and so she accompanied me. 

It was a night filled with great music, art, and appreciation for nature. For the first time, I lied down on the grass and actually found myself enjoying it. My friend and I traipsed and look at all the wooden plates made by artists which had sayings and found ourselves identifying with a lot of it. 

We went around the mini bazaar and saw a lot of handcrafted materials which proves that Filipinos really know how to turn trash into a treasure. There were so many interesting things that I saw that I was actually pretty grateful that there were no ATM machines around or else I may have brought everything on sight. LOL. 

The night ended with music being played by The Executives and listening to their rendition of Cuando Cuando and Besame Mucho was just the perfect way to end the night. I’m glad that I was able to make that trip to Intramuros and that I got to spend the night with one of the best girl friends that I have. It was definitely a night worth remembering and a night worth reminiscing.