One Run Six Lessons

It’s funny that I had to call this entry 1 Run 6 Lessons. I never thought a simple morning run can bring so much realizations. Discernment and lessons in life that is. A phase which seemed to be constant. Well, all these realizations came about while I was doing my morning run. I arrived a bit late in the oval when I got there after sending my youngest son to school. The sun was up as it was already past 7:30 in the morning…It wasn’t the usual gloomy weather we had like the past days which made it very okay for me to run a little late in the morning. There were few people left in the oval, jogging, walking, some were just in one corner stretching or chit chatting. I was hesitant to start running and was contemplating on proceeding to the gym and just do my cardio there before my strength training. But on the other hand, I was already there, paid the entrance and literally got myself into the oval so what the heck! let’s do it!

fitness run

I stretched a little and started jogging. You see every time I run, I see to it that I at least run 5 kilometers to make my time and effort count. I have to admit that at the point my heart was not into it. It felt like I was being dragged, my legs felt heavy as if it didn’t want to cooperate with me. My mind and my body weren’t in synced. The first round was so hard that I barely made it to the starting point. And then when I was back to where I started ready to do another round, I was so tempted to stop already and just hit the gym and continue my cardio there. And then again there’s this tiny voice in my head that tells me to hang in there and continue running. So there, I did continue to run at my own pace, the sun was still up, a bit distracting. Thankfully there were times where the sun seem to shy away and hide itself from me, thus, making the run way bearable! Still with few people in the oval doing their thing. I was in my 4th round and noticed that there were handful of of people coming in the oval who also just started. I was able to finish 5k in 35 minutes – my faster so far. It was hard at first but eventually, I got myself into my “I-Will-Do-It” zone and rocked the 5k run! Yay! to willpower!


I Finished the run with 6 lessons learned:

  1. It is never too late to start something new for yourself. There’s no such thing as too late to dream! No matter where you are and what you are, it is never to late to dream and go after it and do the things you want to do and make life happen!
  2. There will be things that you’ll do in life that is hard at the very start of it. Perhaps, a decision you made, that brave and bold step you finally made. It’ll be hard at the beginning, just continue anyway. I promise you, it will become easier eventually.
  3. Push yourself, motivate yourself because no one else will do that for you. I know you probably have read it somewhere, but at that moment, I experienced it and understood what it meant to push yourself to get to that goal you have set.
  4. When you feel like giving up, that’s the point where you should continue to push yourself and remind yourself that you’ve already started it, therefore you WILL finish it! It’s okay to pause and take a little break but make sure to continue moving forward and not stop…unless you want to start over again.
  5. Just because there fare ew of you running the race, doesn’t mean you are less likely to succeed or you are already behind the race. And just because many have gone through the race and probably have finished it already, you’d lose heart and turn your back. Remember that you are running your OWN race, it’s not a competition, you will get there at your own pace. Your life, your goals, your race, your triumph!
  6. Keeping your eyes on your goal and not losing sight of it will keep you going. The desire to continue and get to that goal and the desire to stop because you are tired an demotivated are both there..It’s up to you which thought and desire to feed!

The little things that we do in our daily lives indeed teaches us valuable lessons. Lessons that if we only pay attention will help us mold ourselves to be better individuals, and if you pay even closer attention, that can pave your way to a rewarding and meaningful life.



Cinema Cents: The Lego Batman Movie

I admit I am not a huge fan of the lego movie series but hey that does not stop me from lining up to see the worldwide premier of the The Lego Batman Movie.

lego batman movie

The first thing to say about The Lego Batman Movie is, it’s hilarious, kick-ass, and super-fun to watch. The Lego Batman Movie being a silly animated spinoff of The Batman Movie tickled my funny bones. It basically explored Batman’s ego, fears, and desires in the most hilarious way! I seriously had to review my knowledge Villains-characters because the movie definitely had them altogether from the phantom zone all the way to Gotham City along with Batman’s number one enemy the Joker. The movie is a full packed action animation and boy! I must say they were very creative! I can just imagine the work to put the scenes altogether to have such amazing output! Hats off to the animation team!

Well, you guys catch The Lego Batman Movie at your nearest cinema if you want to be entertained, laugh to your heart’s content.

My favorite quotes from The Lego Batman Movie

You can’t be a hero if you only care about yourself – Barbara

Friends are Family you can choose

Batgirl: Why did you build this thing with only one seat?
Batman: Because last I checked I only had one butt

There is no “us”. Never will be. (Batman to Joker)


Cinema Cents: Mano Po 7

Watched Mano Po 7 at Centrio Cinema with a friend last night and I say it didn’t disappoint. The story was simple but full of lessons every family member can learn from. I love the fact that this time it focused on a Chinoy (Filipino-Chinese) family led by Wilson Wong (Richard Yap).

Mano Po 7 centers around the Wongs, an upper class Chinese family which at first glance seems to be an ideal family, close to perfect. Rich, intact, well-mannered children (not all of them though), supportive in-law, and booming businesses. From afar, one can just wish they belong to the Wong family. But just like any other families, the Wongs are also flawed. There’s the busy head of the family whose time is consumed with making sure the business is growing and the family is well provided, then there’s the wife who also finds satisfaction in making a name for herself through her own business, thus, she doesn’t have much time mothering her kids. And there’s the eldest son, Wilson Jr. who is the family’s black sheep, a drug addict, a disgrace to the family. The struggling middle child who is forced to take up a course she didn’t like in order to please the father, and of course the youngest child who actually didn’t have much exposure. The movie showed how most of the Filipino Chinese families in the Philippines lives the same old Chinese traditions while dealing the family problems and rifts in modern times.

Mano Po 7

I love how Jean Garcia’s character stood strong despite her own needs as a woman. She displayed grace and love amidst the turmoil. The problems the family had to go through is actually typical but I like how it was shown because it didn’t exaggerate to the point that it becomes unbelievable. Simple plot but worth pondering in the end.

Okay, I won’t elaborate much as I leave it to you guys to find out the movie’s conflicts, how they were resolved, and how it ended. Mano Po 7 Chinoy is indeed another powerful drama about a family that hopes for love, tries so hard to find how they could weather the hardships of culture and differences and still get the family together.

The movie was shown last December but was cut short due to the MMFF. If you want to catch it, head to your Ayala Malls Cinema as it has been re-opened for viewing on selected theaters.


Playlist Currently

Holla there everyone! It’s rather a bit stressful day for me and nothing relaxes me more than listening go good music (according to my taste), aside from working out though. Since I am not feeling so well today, have to rest my body so working out is not an option. So currently to keep my sanity I am listening to my favorite music seriously loud using my peavey speakers. I just love how I can actually make my own playlist via Spotify.

my playlist

On my playlist (very diverse actually)

  • Versace on the Floor – Bruno Mars
  • All I ask – Adele
  • You – Jona (My Ex and Whys OST)
  • Ikaw Lamang – Janno and Jaya
  • Stickwithu – The Pussycat dolls
  • Stitches – Shawn Mendes
  • Run the World – Beyonce
  • Breathe on Us – Kari Jobe
  • It’s a Beautiful Day – Jamie Grace
  • Counting Stars – Boyce Avenue

And many more songs from Boyce Avenue! I don’t know I just feel like they make each song beautiful! So how about you? What’s on your playlist?

Random : Music Afternoon With My Dude

One of the things that me and eldest son go along so well apart from sport and being crazy is music! He loves to play the guitar, we both though but unfortunately the guitar doesn’t seem to love me that much. While sharing the current music we both plan to cover, he was checking out his electric guitar and then he was talking “alien” to me that I actually had to research about it.

Talked about production guitars that have either the Sustainer or Sustainiac pickup installed. Errrr….earth on me! What is that? I had to actually google it out to be able to relate. Lol! Well, one thing for sure it’s a bit pricey. We are looking for our option up until this moment so if you guys have any idea or suggestions, please help us through the comment section.