I just want to share some pictures taken last November 13, 2011 from my very first 5K run! And I am very glad I did it with Men’s Health Urbanathlon (MHU)! I’ve been running every once in a while at Ayala Triangle but my heart is just not into it. I would always tell my running buddy not to wait up on me, I can manage at my pace! I get bored just running and after 2-3 rounds I would always opt to finish with other forms of exercises and cool down in a “dark corner” of the triangle 🙂

That is why I am not a fan of fun runs! But when I read from my favorite mag, Women’s Health (WH), that MHU is about running with obstacles I got interested! It’ll be running + crawling + hurdles + monkey bars + scaffolding + wall climbing! And so I joined and enjoyed every second of it! It was fun! I did everything except wall climbing because I don’t think I can carry my weight up the that wall. And seeing that even male runners and fitter women are having a hard time climbing I realized more that I’ll be committing suicide! I waived it with penalty of some minutes which I really didn’t mind.

I was running all by myself because again I can’t keep up with the energy of my running buddy. We would just say “hi” when we cross path. A few steps away from the starting line a group was already shouting “water break! water break”! And I was laughing so hard and already used up 50% of the energy food I had earlier he he But the ushers are funnier, as they are giving directions to 5K, 10K, 15K I heard one shouting “payb ke, torn lep! pay ke, torn lep! (5K, turn left)” hihihi so cute!

Oh and when I did the monkey bar the marshall was literally carrying me while I was pretending to hold the bars…ahihihi And my most precious price is not the finishers medal but pictures with celebrities like Derek Ramsay, Rovilson Fernandez, the first pinoy biggest losers and WH editor-in-chief Lara Parpan. Now you are jealous! hehe

My first 5K was a lot of fun! Maybe because I’m not the last to make it to the finish line! I loved the macaroni salad from Century Tuna too! And free 3mos WH subscription! The registration fee is way value for the money plus the calories burned after the run is priceless!

I can’t wait for Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2012!!


ImageDecember 29, 2011

Mangaoil – Macalintal Wedding

It was a beautiful day and everyone is excited to see Jane and Glenn united in the sanctity of marriage. I cried as the bride walks down the aisle and when I looked around I am not the only one in tears to see the lovely woman in white. Love is in the air!

The Bride – My very sweet friend Jane. She gave me a genuine smile on my first day at work and it made me wished that my workplace is in the unit where she just came from. She is an angel to all of her friends because she is naturally a very caring person.

The Groom – Lawyer by profession. Atty. Glenn is the coolest in town! I just don’t know if that started when she met Jane. I think it has always been a challenge for him to be sweet while exuding authority since they got together.

I have attended several weddings of family and close friends and I participated in most of them. I take it as a compliment to be a bridesmaid or one of the secondary sponsors because I am sure the couple would only want pleasant people in their wedding (okay I’m trying to be nice and arrogant at the same time). But in this wedding I am one of the hostesses and I take no offense, except if Atty. Glenn thinks I’m not going to fit in a gown.

“And so they are no longer two but one”

I am a believer of marriage. I am very thankful that my parents have enough patience to live in the same house for 3+ years and still counting. Eventhough a lot of times they just want to strangle each other. But for my friends and family that in my opinion did not find a Jane or Glenn or my mom and dad in their partner, I always say find somebody else who will love you more than you love him/ her! I’m kinda unfair right. I know…and nothing is perfect in this world. And as for me, I think it is only in my dreams will I ever get both (what is both? LOL). I just want to love myself more than I did last year and I believe that the rest will follow.


See you girls on November 13, 2011 at BGC!  I hope I’m fit enough to finish 5K!


Depeche Mode

I want somebody to share, share the rest of my life
Share my innermost thoughts, know my intimate details
Someone who’ll stand by my side and give me support
And in return he’ll get my support

He will listen to me when I want to speak
About the world we live in and life in general

Though my views may be wrong, they may even be perverted
He’ll hear me out, and won’t easily be converted
To my way of thinking in fact he’ll often disagree
But at the end of it all he will understand me


I want somebody who cares for me passionately
With every thought and with every breath
Someone who’ll help me see things in a different light
All the things I detest I will almost like

I don’t want to be tied to anyone’s strings
I’m carefully trying to steer clear of those things
But when I’m asleep I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me, kiss me tenderly

Though things like this make me sick
In a case like this I’ll get away with it
Ooh ohh


Happy new year!!!! Wait….it’s been a year?! It was so fast! I’m trying to check what I “planned” to do for 2010 and let me see…..

  • decrease in credit card debt – only 2 active credit cards to date…but have maximized the credit limit of each…..5 active balance transfers…no late payments…
  • save money – yeah I have some, teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy… starting small is still better than nothing
  • lose weight – getting harder everyday  😛
  • travel – holy week at Philipp’s Farm, r&r at Bohol, dinner dates with bffs
  • read, read, read – beastly, can you keep a secret, undomestic goddess
  • learn french – nope
  • life insurance – nope (i just think this is necessary for me)
  • health check – no! i didn’t see my obgyn for more than a year now! not even the shadow of my ent
  • gerkikay wordpress – 18 posts! major loser!
  • process something to migrate to somewhere – to be continued in 2011!

2010 was a better year for me financially…met new friends…ignored enemies…..my brother got married (the first in the family)….kovu conquered ehrlichia…kiara is no longer a virgin…after a year there is nothing new with my 5-year-old-now “relationship”…

If you are single (technically true although you share the same roof with someone), no kids, and you feel that time is being robbed from you because of your own stupidity….what else would you do in 2011?!  really?!


By the time God made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime…

An angel appeared and said,
“Why are you spending so much time on this one?”
And God answered, “Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
and she will do everything- with only two hands.

Angel was astounded by the requirements
“Only two hands!? No way!
And that’s just on the standard model?
That’s too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish.”

“But I won’t,” God protested.
“I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart.”

She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days.”
The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
“But you have made her so soft.”

“She is soft,” God agreed.
“But I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.”

“Will she be able to think?”, asked the angel.
God replied,
“not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate.”

The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek.
“Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.”

“That’s not a leak,”
God corrected,
“that’s a tear!”

“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.
God said,
“the tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”

The angel was impressed.

“You are a genius, God.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing.”

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take “no” for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

However, if there is a flaw in women, it is that they forget their worth.

I have a TMJ disorder. So what is it in layman’s term? A jaw joint disorder. A bite problem.

I’ve had this clicking sound in my jaw for a while and I thought it was just normal and cute! 😛 Not until it came to a point when I can only half-yawn in the morning, take small bites in my sandwich and going to the  dentist for a prophylaxis scares me! It really hurts as if I will never ever close my mouth again!

I was initially advised to massage my jaw every morning but still I should consult a TMJ specialist ASAP because there is a possibility that my jaw will lock and the worst…to correct it is to undergo an operation. Other dentists say that this disorder may lead or is connected to other health problems that I may already have or soon to have.

They say that these are the most common symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Limited opening of the jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw clicking, popping or grating
  • Difficulty closing teeth together
  • Jaw goes to one side when opening
  • Ear pain. ringing or stuffiness
  • Neck pain
  • Blurred vision or pain behind eyes

I can no longer identify where my headache is coming from because I also have a big problem with my nose (I will give my nose another time to shine!) But I sure have the limited opening of the jaw, jaw clicking and the rest I may have experienced but did not really pay attention to them.

So I should wear a splint to correct my bite. For 2 months or more! This is not my splint but it sure looks the same. It is like an acrylic cover for my lower teeth. Sacrifice!

It is not really cool to have a foreign object in your mouth! And plus the fact that I can’t flawlessly do what I love to do….eating! (what were you thinking?!)