Tuesday, June 07, 2016

An Afternoon of Wall Climbing with the #loveofmylife

There are times that you notice that you are gaining weight abnormally that you tend to be depressed, knowing that there is that urge deep inside that you want to get out and have an exercise. Sadly, as teachers, we rarely get the chance to have the time to have an exercise routine.

Upon further discussions, we wanted to try something different, and the first thing that pops-out from my wife's mind is "Wall-Climbing".

That is one activity that was introduced to me by my classmates and schoolmates back during my Grade 7 and 1st year High-School years (Grade 8). But ended not continuing because of time constraints.

So Aya, my wife wanted to try Wall Climbing out, so I called the gym I used to go to back in the late 90's, Power-Up Gym, located along Road 1 in Barangay Old Balara, and which is also a few steps away from Tandang Sora Avenue.

In the Philippines, this was the pioneer gym for all things indoor Wall Climbing, and it was the go to place for those wanting to learn the sport. 

So we gave it a try, and went there after work. I enjoyed the time, and was able to remember how I did back in the day, but it was indeed painful as I was out-of-shape. Compared to back then I had strong arm muscles and a tighter grip, but now I am all sticks and bones. As for Aya, the first few tries was ok, and later that time she told me, that she would like to try something else. Though she did tell me that if I would like to pursue the sport, she would gladly be my Belayer.

Maybe next time, will give it again a try. But in the end, we really had a great time.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Going for a MUD-DESERVED trail ride

So it's been nearly a month since I last had a bike ride, and I definitely need that much deserved trail ride. When to have it better is when the rain just passed by, and the trails are moist and wet.

So I arrived at UP Diliman this morning, and took the usual trail mix, only to find several routes unpassable. As it seems the Campus' is doing some constructions and land development, destroying some of the trails located around the vicinity. Well it is to be expected, that these "trails" were not permanent to begin with.

So I still was able to take-on some of the routes that I usually take around area, including the Beginner and Advanced trails near the College of Human Kinetics.

In the end I went home soaking wet and with lots of mud splatter all over my body. Truly a fun exciting ride.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Philippines Gundam Model Kit Contest 2016 - exhibition

So my wife and I saw this earlier at the SM Megamall event area.

I guess it's that time of the year, when newbie, amateur and professional modelers, as well as kitbashers meet.

Makes me miss building plamo kits.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Bunny's Kitchen: Baked Basil and Tarragon Chicken in Sweet Korean Sauce

Alright, so it's another day for cooking! So for tonight's dinner I made a dish I based on imagination:

Baked Basil and Tarragon Chicken
in Sweet Korean Sauce


6 pcs Chicken Thigh Fillet

1 White Onion, sliced

Monday, May 02, 2016

Bunny's 32nd Birthday, Pilgrimage and Roadtrip

Every year on May 1st, I celebrate my birthday together with my father. But for a change this year, I spent my birthday with my other half, Aya. So we planned on going on a road trip to the east of Metro Manila, up the mountains of Sierra Madre and back.

So why Sierra Madre and not going to other locations where other couples frequent like, Boracay, Puerto Galera and the like? Well with the limited time available and May 2 being a work day (as both of us are teachers, and students will surely be looking for us), we decided that a short trip outside the city would be for the best. So like any other driving trips we had, we left early so we could experience the cold mountain breeze before the noon heat comes.

Starting from Tandang Sora, Quezon City we took the Katipunan - Don Mariano Marcos Hway route. Going straight Don Mariano will bring your to the Marikina-Infanta road. From here, you will notice while driving that the scenery changes from the view of the city skyline to barrios, then later you'll get to see an abundance of trees waving at you while you drive past the hills.

The scenery changes as we pass-by Boso-Boso and Mang Vic's Bulalohan

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1st Year Wedding Anniversary at 8 & Company, Paper Moon and Mang Larry's

What was Cookbook Kitchen 5 years ago,
 was now 8 & Co. at Luna Mencias
Today marks our 1-Year as Husband 
and Wife, and also marks our 5th year since our oath as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Five years ago on this same day, which also a Saturday... Aya treated me to a place called, "CookBook Kitchen" located along Luna Mencias in Mandaluyong City. Then fast-forward to 5 years later, we had our Anniversary Lunch at the same location in Luna Mencias, but now it is called Eight & Co.

Aya & Bunny: Bestfriends + Married and Enjoying it~!

The recipes were different, but the place felt like how it was 5 years ago. Upon seeing the menu...

Friday, April 29, 2016


Replanted #tomato #seeds (last April 21) 
because the 1st batch went bad. 

Now, lookie at our cute little tomato sprouts