Friday, April 1, 2011

Stop, Look and...

So when did Stop, Look and Listen become just Stop, Look.. cross?

Before crossing the street, people STOP (check!), LOOK (check!) and see a few guys (me & my friends, or just me), on bicycles, rolling at a much thrilling velocity of 60+kph.

So? Bicycles don't make noise! Go ahead! Take a step forward.. pssh!

Friday, July 30, 2010

f0r gRanTed..

"Take Care" is probably the most taken-for-granted two-word phrase.

When I say it, I mean it.  'Please take care.' 

Monday, July 26, 2010

iT's a sHoeLace-tYing CoNtesT!

Just this morning I overheard two neighborhood kids talking.
The first asked, "Do you know how to tie your shoelace?"
"Yes", answered the second kid.
"How fast could you tie your shoes? C'mon lets race! I'll race you in tying your shoelace!"

Believe it or not, the conversation stuck in my mind and I kept thinking about it that it made me break the silence in my blog to write about it!


I always thought it felt intrusive when others try to question the things I do everyday that I think I do quite well such as tying my shoelaces. Like, C'mon! I do it everyday that I don't even think about it!
Have you ever thought of the details of tying your shoes? Could you write the directions down without  retying your shoes and taking down every loop or the lace?

Which arm goes into a sleeve first when you wear a shirt?
Do you think of which sock you wear first?
What shoe you put on first?

Such details don't need thinking about.  It's what makes life simpler and happier.! Think of the amount of stress you'll get when you have to analyze these things!

True.  Life's greatest joys are found in the simpler things. Life is full of no-need-to-think-about Shoelace-tying Contests that bring you joy although you haven't really thought of why.

So, are you confident with your shoelace-tying skills?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

anY w0rse?

"The suppression of the desire to express"
When you know it's possible to express but you also know that not expressing is "the right thing to do."

THAT is probably the worst feeling in the whole world.

Not being able to move.
Not being able to speak.
Not being able to touch.
Not being able to express.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Coty's iDea no.4

I was curious about what ideas my friend Coty would come up with when she started her 100 Ideas project.
Yesterday, in her post 100 Ideas: 4 I got really curious coz it contained a secret message, cut into several pieces and pasted back randomly. It definitely caught me. So I decided to "decrypt" this code. Using my limited knowledge in image manipulation, I managed to reassemble the message. So, ladies and gentlemen, here's Coty's secret:

(Drum roll)...

I'm secretly mad at my roomates right now because they got up early and woke me up before 6:00 a.m. I was so upset I had to go to the bathroom and quietly cry there because I can no longer take this noise and lack of sleep. I have a test today and I'm afraid I will fall asleep while I take it!

Well, Coty, I hope you did well on your test. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

..go0d 'ol training days..

After some time of strength and conditioning, a long weekend seemed like a good time to try out and work on the practical. So, me and my friend Francis went on a training day on Maundy Thurday. We started with some drills and then went on to explore the new AIIAS Auditorium. The building has some good architecture. Meaning, it allowed for parkour training. We went around and over the building. And at the end of the day...

..and I try to remember, when was the last time I trained and wounded my hands?

It has been a while.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

pedaling again..

About 60 kilometers under sun & rain,
to a hotspring to soothe my way-worn legs,
from pedaling a bike for near 3 hours o' strain
for but to sit for bout an hour long,
in a pool of hot water in a bowl of stone...

The trip took nearly 3 hours, beginning at 8 am and ending 11 am. Rain caused mud from the road to transfer to my cogs & chain. It got so dirty that it started making disturbing noises. I had to stop once in a while to wash the dirt off the chain. Water I used was from my water bottle.

Taking stops at 7-11 in Tagaytay, the AUP Gate, Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Burger King in Calamba, and finally, Dona Jovita Garden resort.

oh.. this was for a company retreat. I just decided to bike there..