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Hyundai Run For A Cause

In 101s, Health and Wellness, Personal on May 1, 2012 at 12:29

Hyundai Run for a Cause 2012 happened this 29th of April. It was a run for: (1) education, (2) community development, (3) Filipino heritage and pride, (4) environmental sustainability, (5) road safety and responsible car ownership, (6) youth development through sports, (7) women and children’s health, and (8) social entrepreneurship. I’m guessing more or less 10, 000 participants were in the run. It didn’t cost us any amount to participate– it was free of charge, which was amazing because participants were still given singlet, a bib, and a tracker.

We registered in the 10k run (well, actually my brother registered us in the 10k category without our consent), and man, was it long; felt like the road kept on extending– I mean, for someone who haven’t gone on a run before. Or in other words, this being someone’s first marathon. It’s been 2 days since the run and my legs are still killing me. Regardless, my first marathon was, all in all, awesome.

Seeing people run with you (more of run ahead of you) gives this feeling of belonging. It’s as if people gathered and agreed to do this one thing for a similar purpose– which actually what this run was all about.

All that I’m saying is that, in this world where madness and chaos shudders, once in a while it’s really nice to see the humaneness in simple things like this one.

Looking forward to more runs!

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Blood Drive 101

In 101s, Health and Wellness, Personal on February 24, 2012 at 21:37

Disclaimer: This photo is not in any way my possession.

The day before you donate blood, be sure to get a good night sleep. Eat something– no need to get yourself full, it’s just so that after you won’t feel like crashing down. After blood has been collected from you, don’t get up right away. Lie down for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Let your body rest. Give it time to adjust.

It’s my first time donating blood today! I tried donating blood to last year’s school-hosted blood drive but there was an age requirement. I’ve always wanted to donate blood despite the usual comments on how big the needle is. It’s the feeling you get that is just so fulfilling because you know you are able to help lives out there.

In the Post Office 101

In 101s, Personal, Raves on October 19, 2011 at 11:37

It’s Wednesday today and originally, I do not have classes but I still went to school to attend this seminar just to obtain those bonus points for my Economics class. I left the house about two hours earlier than the seminar because my brother seemed to got me some errands to run (Yeay! I was being sarcastic.)

First thing he asked me to accomplish was to go to the post office to air mail our birthday greeting cards to Joshua (I know, air mail? Why not just email, right? It’s different, okay? It’s different actually having to receive a card. It’s more special. His birthday will be on October 25, and he’s turning thirteen, I think)

Before I headed to the post office, I had a quick stop at a nearby book store to buy a larger envelope to put our letters in. I arrived at the post office and good thing there wasn’t any line (but then, duh,  there are no much people doing snail mail, are there? At least I think there aren’t much who send letters through snail mail these days)

I handed the post office lady my letter, she gave it back to me together with  9 pieces of stamp. I looked at it and back at her. Honestly, I have no idea how this goes, I thought to myself. I then asked the lady for assistance  and  in a seemingly annoyed tone she said, “Idikit mo lang”, and then handed me with this little bowl with a sponge soaked in water. I’ve never really thought about the use of the stamps, and the use of a lot of stamps at that since I don’t really do this kind of mail. I then observed these stamps are worth the value of the freight. The stamps I stuck on the envelope’s worth 85 pesos all-in-all. 8 pieces of 10 pesos stamps and one 5 pesos stamp. (so that’s how it is. At least I’ve learned something new)

I finished with the stamping and handed the lady the letter again. And as if I am stupid, she said, “Ne, ilagay mo lang dun sa mailbox o” This other guy doing his mails as well looked at me and pointed to the mailbox just a couple of meters away from where I was standing.

I was a bit pissed at the lady because, dude I was asking nicely and you could have just walked me, in a nicely manner, through this mail thing. Consider herself lucky for I was in no mood to be a bitch.