Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Culprit... for all those paint scratches.

So I just encountered, and caught red-handed... the culprit for all those car paint scratches.

For a year now, this same cat has been climbing over my car hood, windshield, trunk and hood and kept on leaving cat paw prints and claw scratches...

And look at him... with that "So what?" face.


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.