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Condura Race Result will be on The Philippine Star
folkvang
eeeeeep!!!  Sana ok yung stats ko. Hahaha!


from takbo.ph:


Yes!  The race result for the Condura Run will be printed on The Philippine Star courtesy of Vitwater. Now I wonder how many pages it will fill up since they are expecting a total of more than 4,000 runners.  I guess it would look like a PRC Board Exam result.

Imagine having your names in the newspaper and beside it is your official finishing time.  It will be sorted by race category and by time from first to last finisher.  So better give it your best and make it your PR!

Now this gets more exciting and even more pressure to run fast as not to be at the bottom list.  :P 

Uhm... will they also publish your age?


Guys??? Let's Go!!!
folkvang

WHAT: CONDURA RUN 2009: RUN FOR THE WHALE SHARKS

 

4 Races: 1 Event

 

3km Fun Run
5km Discovery Run
10km Challenge
21km Half-marathon to the Skyway

 

WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

 

TIME:

  • 21km Half-Marathon - 5:30 AM
  • 10km - 6:00 AM
  • 5km -   6:00 AM
  • 3km -   6:00 AM
  •  

    ASSEMBLY AREAS:

    Green coral for 3km runners

    Red coral for 5km runners

    Blue coral for 10km runners

    Brown coral for 21km runners

     

     

    We encourage you to come 30 minutes before the race.

     

    WHERE: 28th Street, Bonifacio Global Open Grounds, Taguig City (near NBC Tent)

     

    Sign up for the race and get 10% discount on Nike products.

     

    Registered runners will get the cool collectible Condura Run for the Whale Sharks T-Shirt, certificates, and giveaways from Vitwater, Sunkist, Selecta, and Swift.


    Certificates and cash prizes await the top 3 male and female finishers of each race category.


    Finishers of the 21km half-marathon will get the special finisher’s medal.

     

    REGISTRATION STARTS ON FEBRUARY 16 UNTIL MARCH 16.





    http://www.condurarun.com/


    Bikram Eastwood vs. Bikram Manila
    folkvang
    Here's a comparative study on studios offering Bikram classes:


    The verdict? Eastwood it is. :)


    where is fria?
    folkvang
    currently, chillaxing at the hot air balloon event at clarkfield, pampanga. waiting for kat, chai, tj and the balloons to return...


    To my Super Ferry friends...
    folkvang
    I LOVE YOUR JINGLE!!!


    "Ano mang trip mo, sakyan mo, sa Super Ferry tayo!"

    "Isama mo ang kapitbahay ng barbero ng asawa ng suking tindera ng kumare ng manikurista ng nanay mo"

    phew! pinaghirapan ko yan itranscribe ha! :p

    http://www.superferry.com.ph/


    Twentysomething
    folkvang
    . Put your iPod on shuffle
    2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
    3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS
    4. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy doing this as well as the person you got this from.

    IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
    Stoned. Dido
    "When you're stoned, baby, I am drunk..." - alcoholic! Haha!

    WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
    Much Has Been Said. Bamboo

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
    Lovers in Japan. Coldplay

    Lovers, keep on the road you're on
    Runners, until the race is run
    Soldiers, you've got to soldier on
    Sometimes even right is wrong

    -- ay persistence!


    WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
    Can We Just Stop and Talk Awhile

    Early yet to say what lies ahead
    It’s the first day of the rest of our lives
    Can we just stop and talk awhile
    Get to know each other
    Who are we to know?
    Love could be waiting at the end
    ‘Round that bend and so
    Let’s stop and talk awhile

    --- Aaay!  Ito nga lang ba ang purpose ko in life?

    WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
    Filipino Moms. Rex Navarrete

    -- connected ba ito sa mga nangyayari sa kin ngayon??

    WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
    One Shot. Mario Vazquez
    I'm talkin' 'bout love in the mornin'
    Just like you want it
    Anything you need you can call me for it

    -- dependable!


    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
    In the Bleak Mid Winter- Sarah Mclachlan

    Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
    Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
    But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
    Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

    What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
    If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
    Yet what I can I give Him... give my heart.

    -- aaawww, I wish it were Christmas time again.

    WHAT IS 2+2?
    Get Busy. Sean Paul
    Aaaaaay. Mahalay! Haha!

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
    Honky Tonk Women Bossa n Stones

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! 'nuff said!

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    When I Fall in Love. Nat King Cole

    -- Aaaawwww.

    WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
    The Heat (feat. will.i.am and erykah badu). Sergio Mendes
    - tsssss... It's hot! Haha!

    WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
    Can I Get A Flicc Witchu. Snoop Dogg

    - photographer?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    Are You That Somebody? Aaliyah


    WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
    Love You Down. Inoj

    WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
    Found Out About You. Gin Blossoms

    --aaay! negative!

    WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
    you're the only one for me. Brian McKnight

    -aaaww. What's up with my playlist? sumasabay sa may-ari? haha!

    WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
    Basta't Kasama Kita. Dingdong Avanzado
    - ano ba to?? nakakaloka!

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
    Ren. Moonpools & Caterpillars
    "Sometimes when I hold my head in shame
    I forget that I'm the one to blame
    If I fall aimless on an endless journey
    I'm beat up, broken, busted, angry
    I can't explain, but it's true"

    --- yes, it's my fault but i won't admit it... sometimes.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
    As Long As I Can Dream. Expose

    As long as I can dream
    There's a better world
    Oh, there's a better world
    I see it shinin'
    yehesss.. The world's a better place because of my friends. :)

    WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
    Right Thurr. Chingy

    maging sekswal ang mga tao? haha!

    HOW WILL YOU DIE?
    Please Stay. Kylie Minogue
    Please stay my babe
    Who knows when we'll dance again
    No matter what to no regret
    I'll do all that I can just to get you
    To stay my babe

    ---ayaw pa...

    WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
    Happy Music - Room 5

    WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
    Money in the Bank. Lily Scrappy & Young Buck

    --- materyoso!

    WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
    I Like The Way. Kaskade

    WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
    Baby I Love You. Jennifer Lopez


    WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
    Stick With You. Pussycat Dolls

    - being left behind.

    DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
    Panginoon Maawa Ka. Bukas Palad. Tinapay ng Buhay Album

    -- hala... ano po yun Lord?

    IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
    Ligaya. Eraserheads

    ISAW!
    -- college days? hehehe.


    WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
    Missing You. Emagine

    -- ano ba, kakakita lang namin...

    WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
    Twentysomething. Jamie Cullum


    After years of expensive education,
    a car full of books and anticipation,
    I’m an expert on Shakespeare and that’s a hell of a lot
    but the world don't need scholars as much as I thought.

    Maybe I'll go travelling for a year,
    finding myself or start a career.
    I could work for the poor though I’m hungry for fame
    we all seem so different but we're just the same.

    Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat,
    aren't things more easy with a tight six pack?
    Who knows the answers? Who do you trust?
    I can't even separate love from lust.

    Maybe I’ll move back home and pay off my loans,
    working nine to five answering phones.
    Don't make me live for my friday nights,
    drinking eight pints and getting in fights.

    I don't want to get up, just let me lie in,
    leave me alone, I'm a twenty something.

    Maybe I'll just fall in love that could solve it all,
    philosophers say that that’s enough,
    there surely must be more. Ooooh

    Love ain’t the answer nor is work,
    the truth eludes me so much it hurts.
    But I’m still having fun and I guess that's the key,
    I'm a twenty something and I'll keep being me.


    This is sooo cute!
    folkvang


    Overwhelmed
    folkvang
    For the past two nights, every time I close my eyes, I take a last peek at that diamond ring already nestled in its case.

    For the past two days, upon waking up, my hand flutters across my bedside table to check if that diamond ring is still there.

    I can't believe that in less than 12 months; two lives will significantly change... mine and John's.

    Prior to the proposal, it was weeks of assuming and finding hints that John will be proposing anytime soon. But I did not expect it to be such a sincere and overwhelming display of love.  To have our best friends and our family witness that very special Friday and to have them as accomplices in planning that very day made it even more special. (Oh, did I forget to mention the involvement of the security guards, waiters, and staff of Timberland?)

    It was such a comedic proposal, with me screaming all the time and John dropping the ring while on his knee. (We have the video to prove it!) But that's just how we are... We laugh at ourselves and we live in the moment.

    And at that very moment, it was just John and Fria.  Two people taking that huge step to forever.


    UPDATE: Running
    folkvang
    I am now ranked #604,975in the world and #750 in the Philippines.  Woot! Nowhere to go but up! Hehehe!


    Calling out to people who were helped by Mang Milton
    folkvang
    Got this from the UPSE Alumni egroup.

    Paying It Back for Mang Meliton a.k.a "Mang Milton"
    Posted by Mike on Dec 26, '08 10:06 PM


    Meet Meliton Zamora, a retired University of the Philippines janitor and my hero.

    For forty-five years, he swept floors, cleaned up trash, watered plants and did odd jobs at the University.

    I met him when I was active with the UP Repertory Company, a theater group based (then) at the third floor lobby of the Arts & Sciences (AS) building. He would sweep and mop the hallway floors in silence, venturing only a nod and a smile whenever I passed him.

    Back then, for me he was just one of those characters whom you got acquainted with and left behind as soon as you earned your degree and left the university for some big job in the real world. Someone whose name would probably ring a bell but whose face you'd have a hard time picturing. But for many UP students like me who were hard up and had a difficult time paying their tuition fees, Mang Mel was a hero who gave them the opportunity to finish university and get a big job in the real world.

    The year was 1993 and I was on my last semester as a Clothing Technology student. My parents had been down on their luck and were struggling to pay for my tuition fee. I had been categorized as Bracket 9 in the recently implemented Socialized Tuiton and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP). My father had lost his job and to supplement my allowance, I worked part time as a Guest Relations Officer at Sam's Diner (back when the term GRO didn't have shady undertones) and took some odd jobs as a Production Assistant, movie extra and wardrobe mistress.

    To be eligible for graduation, I had to enroll in my last three courses and pay my tuition fee. Since my parents didn't have enough money for my matriculation, I applied for a student loan hoping that my one of my Home Economics (HE) professors would take pity on me and sign on as a guarantor for the student loan. But those whom I approached either refused or were not eligible as guarantors. After two unsuccessful weeks of looking for a guarantor, my prospects looked dim, my future dark. And so, there I was, a downtrodden twenty year old with a foggy future, crying in the AS lobby. I only had twenty four hours left to look for a guarantor.

    Mang Mel, with a mop in hand, approached me and asked me why I was crying. I told him I had no guarantor for my student loan and will probably not be able to enroll this semester. I had no hopes that he would be able to help me. After all, he was just a janitor. He borrowed my loan application papers and said softly, "Puwede ako pumirma. Empleyado ako ng UP." He borrowed my pen and signed his name. With his simple act of faith, Mang Mel not only saved my day, he also saved my future.

    I paid my student loan the summer after that fateful day with Mang Milton and it has been 15 years since then. I am not filthy rich but I do have a good job in the real world that allows me to support my family and eat three meals a day. A few weeks ago, a friend and UP Professor, Daki, told me that Mang Mel recently recorded an album which he sells to supplement his meager retirement pay, I asked another friend, Blaise, who's taking his Master's degree at UP to find out how we could contact Mang Mel. My gesture of gratitude for Mang Mel's altruism has been long overdue. As fate would have it, my friend saw Mang Mel coming out of the shrubbery from behind the UP library, carrying firewood. He got Mang Mel's address and promised him that we would come over to buy his album.

    Together with Blaise and my husband Augie, I went to pay Mang Mel a visit last Sunday. Unfortunately, he was out doing a little sideline gardening for a UP professor in Tandang Sora. We were welcomed into their home by his daughter Kit. As she pointed out to a laminated photo of Mang Mel on the wall, she proudly told us that her father did retire with recognition from the University. However, she sadly related to us that many of the students whose loans Mang Mel guaranteed neglected to settle their student loans. After forty-five years of service to the University, Mang Mel was only attributed 171 days of work for his retirement pay because all the unpaid student loans were deducted from his full retirement pay of about 675 days. This seems to me a cruel repayment for his kindness.

    This is a cybercall to anyone who did not get to pay their student loans that were guaranteed by Mang Mel. Anytime would be a good time to show Mang Mel your gratitude.

    Mang Mel is not asking for a dole out, though I know he will be thankful for any assistance you can give. So I ask those of you who also benefited from Mang Meliton's goodness or for those who simply wish to share your blessings, please do visit Mang Mel and buy his CD (P350 only) at No. 16-A, Block 1, Pook Ricarte, U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City (behind UP International House) or contact his daughter Kit V. Zamora at 0916-4058104.


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