Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Milo Kid in Me

Yeah.... who would not admit that Pinoys like this energy drink Milo. I remember completely during my childhood days when each morning before school, Milo is always a breakfast companion. 

Today, 33 years after, Milo is still a part of me. And come September 05, 2010, Nikia and I will challenge myself to run 21 kilometers - my first half-marathon. Exciting huh?!?

My Race Bib # for the 34th Milo Marathon - 2348

Milo Route

Monday, July 19, 2010

Silliman Run 2010 (updated)

Silliman Run 2010 Update

Fellow Sillimanians,

We are happy to inform everyone that our Presentors include RGMA and Ayala Center Cebu.

Registration centers include Fitness First in Ayala, Ayala Active Zone, VCMC, Bradford, Wow Travel and More in E-Mall/Robinsons/Gaisano Mactan, RGMA and officers of the SUCEBU Alumni Assn.

Attached are initial recordings of Radio Plugs which we recorded last Friday. Down load and play in your offices and share for more exposure.

We are still open till next week for Donors and we anticipate at least one from each Officer and BOT.

All members are encouraged to also promote participation in the Silliman Run 2010 and be part of History in the Making.

Registration fee of P250 will qualify the participant to receive SINGLET, RACE NUMBER, RUN CERTIFICATE, SNACKS and PRIZES/AWARDS.

Sillimanians are instruments of Gods Love and helping the Silliman Run 2010 succeed means helping our deserving brothers through the Silliman Scholarship Program.

Let the Eagle Fly!

God Bless us all!

Engr. Siegfried G. Sia
SUCEBU President

Just Stand Up- Live Performance

Just Stand Up :

The heart is stronger
Than you think
It's like it can go
Through anything
And even when you think
It can't it finds a way
To still push on

Carrie Underwood:
You want to run away
Ain't got the patience
For the pain
And if you
Don't believe it
Look into
Your heart
The beat goes on

I'm tellin' you that

Rihanna/Miley Cyrus:
Things get better
Through whatever

If you fall
Dust it off
Don't let up

Sheryl Crow:
Don't you know
You can go
Be your own miracle

You need to know

Chorus (Sheryl Crow):
If the mind
Keeps thinking
You've had enough
But the heart
Keeps telling you
Don't give up

Sheryl Crow/Beyoncé:
Who are we to be
Wondering what is what
Don't give up
Through it all
Just stand up

It's like
We all have better days
Problems getting all up
In your face

Leona Lewis:
Just because
You go through it

Don't mean it got
To take control, no

Leona Lewis:
You ain't gotta find
No hiding place

Keyshia Cole:
Because the heart
Can beat the hate

Leona Lewis:
Don't wanna
Let your mind
Keep playin' you

Keyshia Cole:
And sayin' you
Can't go on

I'm tellin' you that

Miley Cyrus:
Things get better
Through whatever

If you fall

Miley Cyrus:
Dust if off
Don't let up

LeAnn Rimes:
Don't you know you

Natasha Bedingfield:
Can go

LeAnn Rimes:
Be your own

Natasha Bedingfield:

Carrie Underwood:
You need to know


Mary J. Blige:
You don't gotta be
A prisoner
In your mind

If you fall
Dust it off

Mary J. Blige:
You can live your life

Rihanna/Carrie Underwood:

Mary J. Blige:
Let your heart
Be your guide

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Mariah Carey:
And you will know
That you're good
If you trust in the good

Will be alright, yeah
Light up the dark
If you follow your heart

Mary J. Blige:
And it will get better

Mariah Carey:
Through whatever

(Chorus All)

You got it in you
Find it within
You got in now
Find it within now
You got in you
Find it within
You got in now
Find it within now
You got in you
Ffind it within
Find it within you
Find it within

[ Video courtesy of Universal Music Corp / ]
[ Just Stand Up Lyrics on ] 

Monday, July 12, 2010

by the way

by the way, these are the reasons why i wasn't able to ran after crossing the  3 bridges...

me with Tisay (Crocodile Farm)

me at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm

me with the Looney Tunes characters (Bakers' Hill)

me with Snow White and the seven Dwarfs

me at the viewdeck - my comrades were scared of me being on the ledge
(and the deep ravine behind me! hehe!)

Yes! I was at the Philippines' Last Frontier...
lovely beach on the way to the Underground River

want to try beach running but I was so tired 
with the fish feeding...(Snake Island)

Yeah, yeah! I was there. And got the trip at very cheap budget. If you plan to go there sometime in the future, please let me know and I can help you find a cheap budget for your tour. Tour includa Puerto Princesa City Tour (Croc Farm, Iwahig Prison, Baker's Hill & Mitra Ranch), Underground River, Honda Bay and Island Hop (Snake Island, Starfish Island & Pandan Island)...

*All pics were taken by Mikaela. Sorry Nikia, I know you were jealous this time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Grand Eyeball (sort of) at the Energizer Nite Race

It was a night full of excitement as around 2,500 runners converged last night to participate in the Energizer Nite Race Cebu. Everyone were amazed by the free headlamps (which actually cost more than the registration free) and were also starstruck (kuno!) with the Kapuso stars. But the real score actually was the runners were already impatient to run -- the race started a little late.

Anyway, last night's experience was more of a "gathering" -- a get-to-know-each-other meeting -- an "oh finally!  we've met!" thingy -- a Grand Eyeball of Runners!

Ungo Runners led by Max Limpag and wifey Marlen to ARC led by Jack Morilla and Weng Asis and BRC led by El Presidente Mujacko... Yes! I've met this people already but I had blast knowing I will finally meet other dailymilers.

First stop: Doc Kingking Perez and her S.O. Adrian. Then at the holding area, I saw some familiar faces... my own pack -- Accenture Runners Club led by Jerry, Jack, Leo Ironman Mitch, Marathon Man turned coach KirkBoying, Victor (Robin Padilla's long lost brother), Richell Comabig, fellow Sillimanian Adam, Kuya Jay and lady runners Sheena, Weng and Aijeigh. Richell's S.O. Irish was the  instant photographer after running -- thanx for taking our group photo. Aijeigh's Rafa took the shot below. Sorry I know there are other ARC members but I wasn't able to get all their names. 

The crazy dudes (BRC) were there too:  Ken, Richelieu and Richard. I also met Doc Israel and I instantly envied his Garmin 405. Cool!

I saw other familiar faces at the holding area and I know most of them are Ungo Runners.  Some new friends were their too -- Manny Camacho who paced with me on the first 2K and Doc Ling Abella who paced with me on the second lap till the finish line.  After the race, Doc Kingking introduced me to fellow dailymiler Agatha and I also got to see again the running lovers Popoy and Tine.  Sayang wa jud ta naka-photo ops.

The experiences that I won’t forget include running + talking about other things than running (Doc Ling was practically preaching about World Cup + Oranje!), Victor’s first 10K, Nikia's first nite race, meeting fellow DMs, seeing running celebs Doc Yong and Donna Cruz (again!), seeing Simon Losiaboi kissing Katrina Halili on the cheek which I think was funny (haha!), seeing Kapuso celebs and finally running as a Kapuso (haha!), the Grand Eyeball (sort of!) among others.

The race was well-organized except for some bloopers but the overall experience was great!

I will post some photos soon…

Friday, July 9, 2010






Thursday, July 8, 2010

ARC joins Energizer Nite Race

The Accenture Runners Club Cebu will join the Energizer Nite Race this Saturday, July 10. The race will start and finish at the Park Mall in Mandaue. 

Please see the postcard I made for ARC.

And I took the liberty in reposting the images of the Energizer Nite Race Routes for 3K, 5K, and 10K races. These routes were double-checked and were changed (possibly for safety purposes). Thanx Doc Ling for these... 

3K - click to magnify

5K - click to magnify

10K - click to magnify

See you at the race! 

*images courtesy of Any Given Sunday blogger Doc Ling Abella.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Runner with a Heart - Let's Support Maple Tree Foundation

You see, there are some runners who really run for a cause. I once mentioned before that I will only run those races with the purpose of helping those in need. So goes the Run for Sight, Run for Bebe, Heart's Run and so on and so forth... all of these race I missed. I even missed the race for Cancer Awareness last year... I opted to let my Kumpare Boying run for my mom who passed away due to CA.

But I did ran for a cause! The latest was the Kapamilya Run 2010. And even if I am a certified Kapuso, I joined this race because it was for a cause. 

Speaking of runners with pledges, I can see their motive... their purpose... their commitment... not just for running for also for helping.

Let me highlight a fellow Dailymiler Kassy Pajarillo. I read her blog and was kinda envy that she joined Jaymie Pizarro's TBR Dream Marathon. But I was more focused on her pledge to help the needy. I can see that she a runner with a heart. And I would like to support her cause in whatever way I can. And if I have some resources, it won't harm to pitch in some for her cause....

Here's a repost from her blog: Flexitarian Runaholic Diary

On 5 December 2010, I will be running a FULL MARATHON (42.2 km) in the Standard Chartered Marathon – Singapore in order to raise money for the Maple Tree Foundation. Although it will be a challenge for me to complete my first destination marathon race, I will be especially motivated by the excitement of knowing that it will benefit such a worthy cause.
I am asking friends and family to consider sponsoring me for this event. I have two ambitious goals – first to complete the marathon without sustaining any bodily harm and second to meet my personal goal of raising Php 10,000 – Php 100,000 for the Maple Tree Foundation (100%). I would greatly appreciate your kind consideration by making a donation towards this goal. All other form of donations (sponsorship) is, of course, well appreciated.
Being a runner, I wanted to take the opportunity to help my fellow citizen as this is one of my life goals- to help those who are in need. I believe in Maple Tree Foundation vision which is to help deprived and underserved mountain communities live healthy, productive, and peaceful lives with sustainable resource development programs that provide basic services, livelihood development, and education. For this, they need not to stay as less privilege citizen around Manila believing it will make their lives easier, well in fact, in their home town they can live comfortably and be educated.
You can make a difference . . . please join me in supporting a very important cause. Thank you for your support!

To Kassy,
Good luck in your quest for the Standard Chartered Marathon! Good luck in your cause!

Silliman Run 2010

My Alma Mater, Silliman University will celebrate its 109th Founder's Day Celebration on August 28. While our fellow Sillimanians will have their merry-making in the Campus by the Sea in Dumaguete City, here in Cebu, Sillimanians will celebrate our own by participating in the Silliman Run 2010.

According to family friend Ms. PQ Cafe of Visayas Community Medical Center, the Silliman Run 2010 will be on Sunday, August 22 and will start and finish at the Ayala Terraces. The race have 3K, 5K and 10K distances and the registration is pegged at P250. The runner gets singlet, race bib, a certificate and painit along with photo ops with fellow Sillimanians. This fun run will help raise funds for educational scholarships.

So if you are a Sillimanian or a friend of one, let's run this August. Nikia and I will definitely run for Silliman!

Banner Logo from

Here's a short fact about my Alma Mater:

Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a Christian private research university located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Established in 1901 by American missionaries, it was the first Protestant and American private school to be founded in the country. The University is named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. For the first half of the 20th century, Silliman was run and operated by Americans. After the Second World War Filipinos began to assume more important positions culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952. 

Today, the University comprises ten colleges, four schools, and two institutes, enrolling approximately over 8,700 students from different parts of the Philippines and over 26 foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark by the National Historical Institute, and is one of few private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted autonomy by the Commission on Higher Education. In a report released by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education which covered a ten-year period, Silliman was ranked 4th in the country following three schools of the University of the Philippines. It is also ranked among the top 150 universities in Asia in International Students' Review by the QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an institution that ranks the world's top universities. (from Wikipedia)


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