The Adidas King of the Road 10k and 21k race results are out! I got it from runningDATCom.

Adidas KOTR 5 km Results
Adidas KOTR 10 km Results
Adidas KOTR 21 km Results


From the previous post, I thought that my time was 1:50:08, but it turned out that I was mistaken (I knew I wasn’t really looking at the clock correctly..), it’s 1:21:23 at a pace of 8:09 mins/km. I was surprised that I did better than my Nike Human Race run!! Woot! Even though I really wasn’t able to train for it because of academic constraints (ahem, hassle talaga, ahem), I did a little better.


Yesterday was the big event. Admittedly I really didn’t think I would be able to finish the 10km long route for the fact that I haven’t been able to train for it. I was swamped with school work and blog event here and there. The only time I got to run was last Thursday, and I really felt bad after. Also, my running buddy, Tiffy, wasn’t around either because she wasn’t able to train too.

Even though this was the case, I finished the race and championed over my apprehensions. I’m not sure if this was the correct time, but the clock said I clocked in 01:50:08 (I hope that was the right clock I looked at - because there were 3 clocks there). Either way, though I lagged a bit from my previous run, I was happy and I thank God I was able to make it! :)

Oh I saw Pastor Dennis and the rest of the Victory Greenhills contingent. I’m so happy to see them running the healthy race, and most of all, running for God.

Victory Greenhills represent!
Photo from Lawrence Uy


It’s the last week for this semester - last stretch until our well deserved semestral break. PUSH PUSH. We can all do this! I have these to worry about in the week to come:

  • Stat 101 4th Exam
  • Stat 101 Finals
  • PA 113 Case Study Paper
  • PA 141 Finals
  • PA 141 Policy Analysis Paper Report
  • PA 161 Finals

Camarines Sur and Caramoan’s really near yet so far. Anyway, after that, I get to train on a more regular basis. Yey! Why don’t you join us in the next run? :)

Look at the lowest right portion, do you see my name?
-Photo from The Bull Runner-

Google’s Aileen Apolo’s post says that “there’s so much you can do in three minutes.” She adds that doing a blog post is an example of what you can do in such case.

Shampoo extraordinaire Pantene is throwing a bash for bloggers, and Aileen says that the plans they have presented are so exciting.


DATE: October 17, 2008, Friday

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Taste Asia, Mall of Asia (beside SM Hypermarket)


A glimpse of what to expect: photo wall, fabfoto, great food, special cocktail drinks, music, hanep dress-up of Taste Asia methinks, and of course, games where you can win instant prizes!

Join us on that fab day by just registering here!

(to check if you got in the list, go here)


I also read that a special celebrity guest is set to grace the occasion *wink wink* “So what can you do in 3 minutes? Well… sign-up for the party now and find out next week.”

Last Sunday, Eric and I were headed south to Enchanted Kingdom (my next post) for a media event. Because we were early (a usual habit I, at least for me, practice is to arrive really early) we decided to side-trip to Legaspi Sunday Market.


Since I haven’t had breakfast, I did some food-hunting. I ended up eating at Casa Goñi Spanish Cuisine. (sorry for the lack of better photo) I ordered the Paella de Pollo or the Chicken Paella, and it sure was yummy and filling.


Casa Goñi Spanish Cusine
Brgy. San Lorenzo Sunday Market
9am-2pm at the Legaspi Carpark
Macille or Loubel @ 517-8776

Right beside the Casa Goñi is Imang Salud, one of Pampanga’s best melt-in-your-mouth Ensaimada. I had a taste of their Plantanilla, and all I can say is that this sweet coconun dessert is truly to die for.

Another interesting and yummy dessert treat is the Med.Chef stall. If we weren’t going to an event, I would’ve bought these delectable cakes and pies.


After all these hustle and bustle of academic life, I vow to return and be merry and filled (I mean fulfilled). :)

Adarna Food & Culture is on its 8th month of operation in Kalayaan Avenue. On the outside, one would be really intrigued if you pass by the restaurant. At first, you wouldn’t really think that it’s a restaurant. You get intimidated by it because you think it’s a catering service for weddings (kind of) or a modern food service, or something to that effect; but once you go in, you would be amazed on how decorated, colorful, and homey the place is.


Interior of the place. Spacious, with comfortable old fashioned chairs from Old Manila family setting. You would feel you entered Noli or Fili, and is one of the famous characters in the book.


While Delaney, Karen, Tracey and I were waiting for our food, we jokingly talked about speaking in straight Tagalog or Filipino. The place seems like its calling you to do so, with matching character portrayal. Oh, they gave us Sweet and Spicy Dilis on the house for appetizer :)


Batanes Yellow Rice Family Size (Php 130) - From up north, a rice dish that is so simple it is elegant. Turmeric, garlic and a bit of pork flavors the rice for a special treat.


Adobong Batangas Ala Adarna (Php 176) - The base recipe of the dish was shared by the granddaughter of an architect whose family is prominent in Batangas.


Felicidad (Php 120) - A luxurious drink made from eggs, cream, milk with a splash of rhum and vanilla. Nice with a naughty streak. An unauthorized deviation from a secret originally wholesome family recipe.

All I can say is that this drink is to die for! The trip was worth it just because of this single drink. Well that might be over-reacting, but your Adarna food trip wouldn’t be complete (aside from the scenery/ old Manila culture preserved here) without trying this.


Pasta Alegre (Php 266.05) - A veggie and nut pasta tossed in olive oil, spices, and a local vinaigrette adds a suitable Pinoy kick to this Adarna original. Grilled squid complements this all-day goodie.

The dish is a mix of sweet and salty flavors which I liked because it’s something that will surprise you (something good).


Grilled Chicken Breast Fillet with Pepper Kesong Puti Boursin, Bacon and Mango Salsaa (Php 314) - Smoky, juicy chicken breast grilled with bacon and stuffed with pepper kesong puti boursin and mango salsa. New flavors played out in good ol’ Pinoy taste.

The chicken was overcooked, but this dish has the potential.


Seafood Special (Php 471) - A true-blue Manila family shares an Iberian style seafood dish of shrimps, scallops and fish in a flavorful tomato-olive oil sauce topped with bell pepper, fried onions and parsley.

I think that this dish is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s just good.


After our meal, I toured around the place, looking at the old stuff from the not-so-distant-past of the Philippines, particularly Manila. They have really old radyo (radio) and telepono (telephone) that are still working. Meanwhile, the waiter told us that we can use the piano - and so Karen played us something.


Adarna Food & Culture
119 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone: +632-926-8712
Mobile: +63917-961-8113


ROX, The Travel Club, Robert Alejandro and Jethro Rafael presents the “1st Pinoy Backpacking Festival 2008” in cooperation with Ayala Malls, The North Face, Sanuk and Eagle Creek.

Learn Backpacking Basics, Travel Photography, Travel Sketching, How to Pack and special participation of tourism boards from different country and

If you or your friends wish to join the FREE workshop, simply register by sending the following :

“name/mobile number/email address
<space> “workshop date”

via E-mail to :

OR via text to :

Travel is for everyone!  This is your chance to make that dream travel come true! Robert and Jethro will also sign their books during the event.

Cutting Edge Productions brings to the Filipino people in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival 2008 DAYO: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia one all-Filipino made original animation that’s paperless and is at par with international animations.

Here is the official trailer of the animated movie:

If you want to start early with your Christmas shopping, you might want to head to Tshirt Project’s Warehouse SALE this Saturday. Tshirts are priced at very low price of 100 pesos only and below! So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and grab your friends and bring them with you to #16 Evangelista St. Santolan, Pasig City on October 4, from 10 am to 6 pm :)


Oh, and they assured that parking would be the least of your problems! Now, just in case if your problem’s shopping money to use, then I’m so sorry ‘coz we can’t do anything about that anymore? hehe :P


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