Those who read my blog and follow me on Instagram and Twitter know that I am a fitness buff and a gym rat. I easily get paranoid when it comes to gaining weight and when I slightly veer off my usual diet.
The reason why I am extra cautious and extremely careful not to gain a significant amount of weight is because I was incredibly out of shape not too long ago.
It’s true! For the benefit of those who thought I was this fit my whole life, you’d probably be amused to know that sometime back in 2010 (more or less), I weighed 185 lbs! For someone who merely stands 5’6″ tall, 185 lbs. is not at all good… any way you look at it.
So, when I decided to hit the gym and dedicated myself to getting healthy and fit, I promised to press on and never look back.
In a span of 6 months, I achieved my goal and reached my ideal weight of 138 lbs.
But, anyone would be wise to know that fitness NOT a goal. It is a lifestyle… a way of life. And for some, the real struggle is not in the process of losing weight, but in the never ending battle of keeping the weight in check. This is usually the case for people like me who easily gain. That’s why being paranoid and extremely careful of my diet is more often a necessity.
And with this constant fight against the flab, I try to find new ways to help make the battle a little bit easier.
Luckily, I discovered something that effectively aides in maintaining my weight and allows me to indulge a little bit more in the kinds of food I would normally try to avoid on a regular basis.
Pasta is good for you. In fact, it’s the better kind of carbohydrate compared to white bread and rice.
But did you know that pasta is good for your smartphone and tablet as well? It’s true! Just not the kind of pasta you think, though.
The Pasta I’m referring to is the cool looking charge and sync cable created by thecoopidea (The Coop Idea).
They say that a car is the extension of your own home.
If that is the case, then naturally, the extension of your home should be every bit just as homey, comfortable and secure, wouldn’t you think?
Call it coincidence or call it fate, but my wife and I have long been planning to get a new car for our family and it just so happens that we were given a most welcome opportunity to try out the Chevrolet Sonic for a couple of days. Apart from that, it was serendipitous that during the same time we were to test drive this cute yet sturdy looking vehicle, our family was also scheduled to travel up north and visit the cities of Vigan and Baguio.
It was the perfect window to see what the Chevrolet Sonic had to offer in terms of performance.
But, hey… let’s admit it. One doesn’t depend on performance alone when choosing a car. Looks also play an important part and is a major factor in the deciding process. So, before we head out on the road, let’s have a look-see to find out if the Chevrolet Sonic is every bit a beauty.
The Chevrolet Sonic is a sub-compact car that combines bold styling, state-of-the-art connectivity features and engine performance in one smart vehicle package. Given its looks and size, the Chevrolet Sonic obviously caters to the new generations’ multi-faceted lifestyle and seems to be the perfect vehicle for customers who want more than just a simple car to get around the metro.
Who doesn’t love protective cases? Apart from a case’s main purpose of keeping your device unharmed from nicks and bumps, it also gives your phone some much needed character.
A case’s design is a statement. It also tells a lot about you and your individuality. And hey, admit it… we are all about standing out and being unique, right?
That being said, I’m featuring a brand that is known to produce beautifully sleek and very functional protective cases for various smartphones and tablets – Urban Armor Gear (UAG for short).
And since I can’t showcase all their cases in one fell swoop (because they’ve got lots!), lemme start with just one for now… their “Maverick” for the iPhone 6.
Since I love the sleek clean look of my iPhone 6, it was a no-brainer that I’d be partial to the Maverick’s “clear” variant. That way, I get the best of both worlds – beauty and functionality.
We are a family of five in our household – me, my wife, our two kids, and my father.
One of the usual challenges of being in a family with different tastes is reaching a compromise in the kind of television shows or movies each of us would want to watch together.
Just imagine… sharing one TV over dinner (or lunch) would mean all of us having to agree on a common show. If there were any other good shows airing at the same time, well, tough luck.
Same goes for movies.
More often than not, It gets quite difficult trying to reach a compromise on what flick to watch. I love scary films, my wife hates it. My daughter enjoys girly flicks and kiddie animated features, my son doesn’t.
And because we have work while the kids have school and other activities, finding the right time to catch our favorite shows becomes futile – either our schedules get in the way or we are already too tired to stay awake to catch what’s on TV.
I’m sure some of you, especially those with families of their own can relate.
Thankfully, now I found a way to keep everyone happy by giving them the opportunity to watch their favorite local and international television shows and movies anytime, anywhere.
All thanks to a nifty service I recently discovered called “HOOQ” (pronounced “hook”).
I’m really excited to share this with all of you because you might find yourselves in the same boat as I am. And if you share the same concerns and frustrations as I do, you will most likely consider this a godsend.
In a nutshell, HOOQ is an online entertainment service that gives my family access to an incredibly vast selection of television shows and movies – local and international. That’s more than 10,000 videos right in the palm of our hands for as low as P199. Yes, you read that right – P199!
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Ey guys! Just wanna say a quick “THANK YOU” to those who registered to attend my Globe parenting talk tomorrow (March 9, 2013) which will be held at Globe Eastwood. To those who wanted to attend my talk but didn’t make their registration in time, I’ll be having 2 more talks very soon – one […]