Kung may renewal ng license, may renewal din ng running vow! - Len ^_^
It’s been a year since my first official running event. To celebrate, I had my anniversary run this aftie with my cousin Jay. It’s both fun and significant. Pardon the nostalgic effect that the wearing of my first ever running get up induced. ‘Twas only a me-myself-and-I running story back then. But within a year, I’ve found myself in the growing company of running friends.
I’m truly thankful not only to those who inspire me to keep my running commitment but also to those who’ve let me inspire them to keep theirs as well.
Today’s independence recipe:
1 kilogram of freedom with responsibility. (I’m at home, free to do my stuff…but I’ve got some work to finish also. ^_^)
2 cups of Independence Day pics and slogans. (Saw pics and slogans about independence including a quote on FB: Running sets you free. Sad that I wasn’t able to have my independence day run. Running is indeed a liberating experience for me. I can run at my own pace or choose to challenge myself by chasing limitless possibilities.)
3 bowls of music and documentaries. (Listened to various indie artists’ music and watched inspiring documentaries bordering on travel-food-music.)
4 spoons of guts. (Tried some new things.)
5 ounces of discipline. (Stopped doing some unhealthy things.)
6 shots of bravery. (Disclosed some opinions and let go of some emotions.)
Happy Independence Day!
OPM WEEK: One Euphoric Week…a Celebration of Our Own Music
A euphoric experience indeed for I saw not one, not two, but a lot of artists all in one week.
05.28.13 - Unexpectedly, I was able to watch the musical treat Salo-salo sa San Lo OPM Night which was held at Glorietta. The event featured some of the best Filipino talents like Jonalyn Viray, Richard Reynoso, Jenine Desiderio, and Hajji Alejandro.
05.31.13 - The first of the two consecutive live band nights was SaGuijo’s 9th Anniversary Part 1 offering. It was a dream come true to be able to watch Up Dharma Down, Pulso, and other local bands perform live.
06.01.13 - Watched another set of bands including Urbandub, Kamikazee, and Franco perform live at B-Side.
I wanna thank my music buddies James and Chester for sharing the SaGuijo and B-Side live band experience with me. For someone so passionate about music, listening to a variety of artists’ music was worth the sacrifice. What used to be just my Youtube experiences were translated into reality. :) Love, love, love…. <3
And my tumblr turns three! Cheers, cheers, cheers! ^_^
It’s just morning and I’ve already been reminded more than once about the significance of time.
I saw this message on my brother’s shirt and it made me think again about how time seems to fly fast when we are in good company.
Then during the mass, Among Vic shared what one person has said: We can increase our awareness of the Holy Trinity if before we sleep every night, we think of all the good that happened and thank the Father, think of all our faults and failures and say sorry to the Son, and think of our future plans and ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Part of my reflections on this is that each day really counts.
Incidentally, it’s the last Sunday he is celebrating the mass as our parish priest. I will miss the meaningful homilies he gives each Sunday. As his parting words, he speaks of the two Greek words for time: chronos and kairos. He gave emphasis to the latter which pertains to the time when good or special things happen. He shared that he gained wonderful memories during his almost six years stay in the parish. Somehow, I’m a witness. :)
Pumanaw na pala si Aling Bella
Tinaguriang “Primera Kontrabida”
Nais ko lamang sabihin
Obra niya’y di ko lilimutin
Pagkat dahil sa pang-aapi at pang-aalipin
Bida’y tumingkad ang ningning at galing
Batid kong maging ang kontrabida
Ay may saysay, may aral na ipinapaalala.
Not all may know that I am fascinated with acting. As such, it is probably not known also that I love kontrabidas as much as I love bidas. Not only does handling a kontrabida role make an actor good since it is not easy…it also brings about many lessons and realizations. May the soul of Ms. Bella Flores rest in peace.
Being a fan of UDD, I chanced upon this link. I really enjoyed listening to this particular version of the song. It even led me to watch the indie film Mayohan last week. Just in time for this month, though it was first shown three years ago. I’ve been dreaming of making films someday. It’s been a long while since I last watched an indie film and after watching this, my desire to create films has become much stronger. :)
One of the best lessons I have learned from one of the most important persons in my life is appreciation. Indeed, it does not take much to make Mama feel special and appreciated. Today, in celebration of this occasion meant for mothers like her, I simply spent my time with her as a treat. I do “treat” her daily anyway…with love and respect, that is. :) Thank you, Mama! Happy Mother’s Day! This also goes out to all the other mothers out there. :) God bless!
The BIG Night
Good Times, Fort Strip, BGC
Yes, even our team knows how to have fun. It was indeed an unforgettable night spent with the BIG bosses. BIG in BGC, yeah…cheers! :D
When sadness is about to take its toll
And emptiness is threatening to envelop the soul
It comes like a gush of fresh air
Ready to take us anywhere
It’s the new ink to a dried up pen
Author of the best book ever written
The wakening sound of a siren
A healing melody for a heart once broken
It’s the why and how of things
What keeps a limp moving
What gives color and meaning
Maybe it’s everything….
-Len, on an inspiring Cinco de Mayo night
When the sun is at its hottest,
Halo-halo is one of the best!
This is but another meeting of the minds, as both my cuz and I craved for halo-halo yesterday. Chill! :D
NAT GEO RUN 2013
After an Earth Day Jam in BGC, there was another fun way of advocating for the protection of Mother Earth - the Nat Geo Earth Day Run. Glad that more trees were planted because we have again done what we indeed love to do…run! :)
One Chili Night
Another testament of love for Mexican food. :) The star of the night is the dessert and only my friend and I know why. Our lips are sealed…. :D