Being friends with the opposite sex doesn’t mean cheating on your partner. It just means you’re matured enough to accept that the world doesn’t just revolve around the two of you.
“The founding of the University of Santo Tomas followed on April 28, 1611. The original campus was located in Intramuros, the Walled City of Manila. UST was first called Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario, and later renamed Colegio de Santo Tomas, in memory of the foremost Dominican Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas.”
Few weeks ago, PJ called me up in the middle of office hours to ask me to join him and his colleagues on Outbreak Manila ─ a 5K fun run against time or obstacles and from “flesh eating zombies” inspired by Run For Your Lives. It was held yesterday (041412) in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Fortunately, I didn’t have a scheduled lecture meeting so I was able to participate.
Slept at 12MN. Woke up at 4:30AM. I didn’t get enough sleep, maybe I was too excited. Actually, the only preparation I did for this run was the walking that I usually do every morning and afternoon to and from the office. Hmm, a little jogging and stretching and biking, yes.
Arrived there at around 9AM. The sun was scorching hot!! But we got used to it after being under the sun for several hours. Surprisingly, there were soooo many people who joined the race!
So here we are before the race with our race bibs, health flags and natural costumes 😀
From L-R: PJ, Seph, Anj, Jake, Daryl, Dess, Kharish, Mei, Paul, KC, Marco
There were 25 waves consisting of around 100-300 people each (if I estimated it right). The first wave started the race at 5:30AM but ours (wave 22) was at 10AM. We were initially provided with 3 health flags, plus 1 for crawling on the ground 😀 We needed at least 1 flag left until we reached the finish line so we could be considered “alive”. We even already got tired on the first few meters from the start line because of the zombies but it was really, really fun! 🙂
It was almost lunch when we finished the race. Yes. We survived the obstacles. We survived the “flesh eating zombies”. WE SURVIVED THE OUTBREAK! And I was like… blah blah blah :))))
After the event, we decided to have lunch at Green ATS Bulaluhan in Tagaytay City. The food was great ─ delicious and affordable ─ as well as the view of ever-famous Taal Volcano.☺
C2 Cool and Clean also announced a photo contest themed “Sarap ng Bukas” so with the photographers, directors, and models (and audiences) around, we had a “product shoot” as what Manong Magka-kabayo said, in the horseback riding area. First prize is 75,000Php, just enough to sustain our vacation desires 😀
We also went to South Forbes where we drooled over the exquisite, alluring, classy, extravagant, magnificent, fascinating, grand, enticing, astonishing, breathtaking, wonderful, awesome, statuesque, stunning, lovely, think-of-other-synonyms-for-beautiful houses, I mean, mansions! Gawd, I didn’t know there’s an amazing place in Sta. Rosa like that.(♥_♥) Wish I could own one of them. FYI, one of the Tokyo mansions costs 34 million pesosesoses. Nothing’s wrong with dreaming, besides, it’s free… Right?
We ended the day having dinner and a little time for coffee and chitchats at Shell SLEx.
We didn’t get medals for Top 40 runners (except for Daryl and Marco) but we were able to bring home an Outbreak Manila shirt, a Hygienix hand sanitizer, a sachet of Freshman masculine wash (I wonder if the girls could also use it haha), and a very wonderful experience that we will never forget 🙂
See you on the next Outbreak!!! 🙂
Will post some more photos soon…
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Kanina, pagkatapos ng Recognition Rites ng kapatid ko at agenda ko sa CSC, naisip naming dumirecho sa Quezon City Memorial Circle para magpalamig. Sa totoo lang, tatlong beses kaming nagpa-ikot-ikot sa Elliptical Road dahil lagi akong lumalagpas sa parking entrance 😀
Sa wakas… nakarating na rin kami!
Coconut IceCream Hut. Puro ice cream 😀 Nung una, pinagpilitan ko pang pumasok sa loob ng Coconut House… sa kanila rin pala yun :))
Pagpasok namin, tinignan ko agad ung menu. Nakakatuwa dahil napakagaling nilang mag-innovate ng food using buko as ingredient. Kahit yung pinaka-imposibleng magka-buko, mayroon ata sila :p
Pakiramdam ko nagningning ang mga mata ko nung makita ko na ung Mga Panghimagas.♥ Hinanap ko agad ung na-feature sa TV na Buko Sherbet 🙂
This is my smiling Mom while ordering our coco-busog food 😀
They also have other products made of coconut 🙂
This is me and my mom while waiting for our orders…
Soooo yummy!!! We ordered:
- Buko Sherbet, 75Php – Fresh coconut bits, nata de coco, tapioca pearls and pinipig on top of our special coco ice mix. Best with coconut ice cream, add 15Php!
- Coco Halo-Halo, 85Php – Special coco ice mix with macapuno, banana and leche flan. Also best with coconut ice cream, add 15Php!
- Coconut Ice Cream, 30Php – Delicious coconut ice cream with our choice of Fruity Coco, Cocoflan, Coco Delite, or Coconut Gelato. Add 15Php for whipped cream and sprinkles!
Sitting handsome sa comfortable couch 🙂
At dahil nabitin kami sa ice cream, we also ordered Savora Mi Fruity Coconut Ice Cream, 60Php.
Hmmmm… Simot-sarap! =P~
Hindi talaga ako mahilig sa buko… pero dahil nasarapan ako, I’ll definitely go back here! 🙂
- Located inside Quezon City Memorial Circle (near Commonwealth Ave entrance)
- Open daily from 7AM to 9PM
- Telephone number: (02) 3924115
Warning: This post is loaded with pictures.
I was on leave at work today. It’s my younger brother’s Recognition Day! Went to his school which happens to be the same school I went to way back in high school…
With our Mommy.
With Ate 🙂
Mom making a bit of wacky-slash-Korean pose 😀
So nice to be back to my Alma Mater…
Rites ended at around 1PM. Went to Batasang Pambansa then Commission on Audit. After my agenda, we had late lunch at Max’s Restaurant.
Platter meal ü
Finally, the three of us!
It was our first time after a long time to visit Quezon City Memorial Circle so we took a little walk around.
Very tiring but happy day! Thanks to him for lending me his baby for a day 🙂 Tomorrow, I’m going to face the reality again… Work!!
Next: Outbreak Manila on the 14th with PJ and his officemates! Gotta do more jogging in 3 days. Wooooh! I can do it!
Taken using Sophie Cam, a Nokia photo app similar to Instagram and Molome 🙂
Jesus washed the feet of the disciples then told them that it was an expression of willingness to serve as he himself did. It is also an expression of love for one another within the Christian community. While never completely dying out, the practice has never reached the same symbolic significance as the other ordinances instituted by Christ. ─ John 13:1-15
On MAUNDY THURSDAY, Christians commemorate the Last Supper—a Passover meal that Jesus shared with his disciples the night before his death. During the meal, Jesus broke bread and offered his followers wine, saying “This is my body, given up for you.” Many Christians consider this event to have been the institution of the Eucharist, which is a sacrament in some denominations.