If you’ve been an avid follower of my blog, you probably already know how conscious I am of my health. Ever since I made that decision one fateful day back in 2010 to get back in shape, losing 50 lbs in 6 months (185 lbs down to 135 lbs), I never looked back.
And based on my own research and personal experience, I’ve learned that while having a very active lifestyle does wonders to one’s health and well-being, it does no good whatsoever if you cannot complement it with a proper diet. Nutrition is roughly 80% of your entire fitness regimen while physical activity is only 20%. That’s right. I can spend every single day in the gym, sweating it out relentlessly, but without proper food intake, I’ll end up hardly seeing any results.
I actually live just a stone’s throw away from the grocery store… and yet, when the usual time comes when we need to do our grocery shopping, I find myself dragging my butt to leave the house. Why? Because the horrible traffic, unruly jeepneys, jaywalkers and motorcycles make getting to the grocery seem like an eternity. And it gets even worse when it rains!
Thank God, nowadays, almost anything can be accessed through our smartphones. From emails and breaking news, to laundry and grocery shopping, everything is conveniently just a few taps away. We no longer have to waste a considerable amount of our lives sitting through road rage inducing traffic and waiting in lines to accomplish mundane errands.
The other day, an LBC Express package delivery addressed to me arrived on our doorstep. I wasn’t expecting anything during that particular day so I was curious to find out what this was.
Upon opening this medium-sized box, I immediately saw a card with my name and my blog’s name on it.
Going through the card, I learned that the package actually came from the wonderful folks of LBC Express! Oh, cool! Looks like they’re playing Santa this holiday season and sending some Christmas love my way in the form of a #SorpresaPadala package filled with goodies and treats!
Indeed, Christmas is just around the corner. Unfortunately, as much as we love the joyful and giving spirit it brings to all of us, much of it is lost the moment we step into the road and take on the ridiculously terrible traffic all over Metro Manila.
The Yultide season makes traveling all the more difficult due to the relentless Christmas rush of holiday shoppers and folks who are most probably moving from one party to another.
In as much as this time of the year is all about “giving”, it is extremely challenging to send over some Christmas joy to friends and family by way of gifts and goodies. Just imagine the eternity it takes for one person taking on Metro Manila’s congested roads in order to drop off a couple of presents. Oh, precious time! And woe to those spending for expensive petrol.
That’s why my wife and I thought of taking advantage of Grabtaxi’s nifty new service called, GrabExpress!
In a nutshell, GrabExpress is pretty much like a personal delivery service. Your very own courier, if you will. And since GrabExpress uses motorcycles as their mode of transport, weaving through traffic and avoiding road congestion is effortless.
This particular news from Ms. Raissa Robles‘ Twitter feed has caught my attention and I would like to share it with you.
It seems that criminals are getting more creative in finding ways to steal money from unsuspecting victims. This time, the fast food industry, is their target…. especially those that offer food delivery service.
The thief calls a fast food company pretending to order food.
Fast food company facilitates order and sends the delivery guy on his way. Normally, when deliveries leave their point of origin, they have more than one order to service especially when the areas of these orders are within close proximity. It makes perfect sense since it saves time and money. Note that usually, the delivery guy also carries with him a ton of change which he is supposedly instructed to give the customer upon payment of the bill. For example, if a customer says that he only has a 1,000.00 note for a 200.00 order, the delivery guy would be carrying 800.00 in change.
If food is the way to a man’s heart… then being with my wife has taught me that the way to a woman’s heart (apart from the obvious – diamonds and flowers) is through shoes and bags.
But getting my wife a pair of shoes is quite tricky for me. I could never seem to grasp her taste… and there’s also the trouble of getting her the correct shoe size but NOT the right fit.
So, what’s a guy to do to get some much needed “pogi points” from the missus?
Simple. Get her a bag instead! And that’s exactly what I did. I went online to check out some really cool bags which I knew my wife would easily fall in love with. And because I know that she has a thing for anything “Ralph Lauren”, choosing which brand to get her was a no-brainer.
Knowing that I can effortlessly purchase items online using my GCASH American Express Virtual Pay, I immediately headed to Zappos.com to see if there were a good number of RL bags to choose from. To my pleasant surprise, not only were there a ton of RL bags… some of them were on an unbelievable SALE!
After going through a vast Ralph Lauren selection, I eventually found this really cool looking Ivory-colored RL bag! Alas! I knew… this was it!
The “Ralph Lauren Bembridge N/S Tote Ivory” bag!
It was on sale and being sold for only $94.99 (original price is $158.00)! They were also selling it in a limited color that I was confident my wife didn’t have yet.