GILAS PILIPINAS is going to Spain for FIBA Championships

The Philippines is a country that lives and breathes basketball. In every street corner, you can see makeshift basketball courts where kids as low as seven years old play mean versions of Pinoy street basketball. We love basketball so much, this in spite the fact that we are a nation not blessed with height and…

It’s not easy being green (Color Manila Run 2013)

I started my fitness activities by participating in a run where I ended up looking like a weird mixture of Fiona, The Incredible Hulk and the Swamp Thing. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am the green thing you are seeing on the very top of this post. This picture was taken after the final leg…

FitFil Movement: My Journey to Taking Weight Loss Seriously

I’ve gone on and on on this blog about my desire to lose weight. I started really thin, reed thin in fact. In college, a strong gust of wind can knock me off my feet. But a decade later after university, I can now knock someone off the ground with my clumsy walk and heavy,…

Anticipating my first Milo marathon

Clumsy old me has just decided to join the 35th Milo Marathon to be held on December 11 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Quite honestly, I didn’t know how I will survive the grueling five kilometer run. Obviously, I have weight issues and the excess tub of lard that I carry on my…

A fitting welcome for the brave Dutch

In spite their heart-breaking loss to Spain, the Dutch team arrive home with much-fanfare and the well-deserved love and respect of their countrymen. The KLM Boeing 777 was escorted into Dutch airspace by two F-16 fighter jets (one painted Orange) and met with a ceremonial spray of water cannons upon arrival at the tarmac. While…

Viva Espana! Spain wins World Cup!

Spain became the first European country to win the World Cup in another continent following their landmark victory against the Netherlands (0-1). …and Dear Hubby, the Spain fan in the house, owed me lunch and dinner big time due to this wondrous victory! I remember the announcer saying that no team has won the World…

My Blue Samurais bow out of World Cup

I don’t understand sports. Apparently, my brain isn’t hardwired to understand stuff like technicalities of the game, it’s purpose, much more — the rule book. The closest I come to being affiliated with a sport is when I dared play badminton with my friends from the previous company. While badminton hardly made a dent on…

That VISA commercial that made me cry

It’s just 11:30 in the morning and I am fighting back tears. Work is just about to start. Checking the email, surfing CNN and other news source. Then I came across the story of legendary Olympic gold medalist speed skater Dan Jansen, a heavy favorite in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The day of the race,…

This dude named J.R. Celski

…has the baddest tattoo ever! John Robert (JR) Celski is an American short track speed skater who recently placed bronze on the 2010 Winter Olympics. But what made the buzz more louder on JR is his tattoo, recently seen during the Winter Olympics. Pinoys and Fil-Ams immediately recognized the tattoo as that of the 3…