Beyoncé: 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 Though Carrie Underwood: Sometimes 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 Rihanna: I'm tellin' you that Rihanna/Miley Cyrus: Things get better Through whatever Rihanna: If you fall Dust it off Don't let up Sheryl Crow: Don't you know You can go Be your own miracle Beyoncé: 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 Questioning Wondering what is what Don't give up Through it all Just stand up Fergie: It's like We all have better days Problems getting all up In your face Leona Lewis: Just because You go through it Fergie: 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 Rihanna: I'm tellin' you that Miley Cyrus: Things get better Through whatever Rihanna: 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: Miracle Carrie Underwood: You need to know (Chorus-All) Mary J. Blige: You don't gotta be A prisoner In your mind Ciara: If you fall Dust it off Mary J. Blige: You can live your life Rihanna/Carrie Underwood: Yeah Mary J. Blige: Let your heart Be your guide Rihanna/Carrie: Yeah, yeah, yeah Mariah Carey: And you will know That you're good If you trust in the good Ashanti: Everything 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) Fergie: 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 / www.youtube.com ]
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.
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!
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...
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....
On 5December 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!
Good luck in your quest for the Standard Chartered Marathon! Good luck in your cause!
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 www.su.edu.ph
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)