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Friday, 25 December 2009

Starting Christmas with a Run

I just got home from a 45-minute jog around the village. FINALLY, tumakbo din ako. Well, it was more of a jog-walk in 1/4 of the village. Ang hirap pala! It's different running on pavement compared to running on the treadmill. Parang it's heavier. I now have a new level of respect for the cute 6:30AM village runners. But I feel good. After stretching, I started running at 5AM and it was still chilly. One block later, napagod na ako. Pero sabi ko sa sarili ko,

"Bakla, wag kang himatayin dito. Nakakahiya!"

I concentrated on my running and I felt better. Then I realized something.

"Gaga, ba't ka ba tumatakbo? Pwede ka din namang maglakad."

I decided to run and walk at 5-minute intervals. I conserved energy, and at the same time I didn't feel so stressed out. Anyway, my excuse is that I'm just starting... again. And thanks to the fact that I was the only one running on the road, hindi naman ako masyadong na-conscious, although I'm perfectly aware that I run like drunk rabbit (rabbits don't run di ba. They hop! SO imagine that).

Now I feel good and very much awake. Haha.

I don't know when I can do this again. Running, I mean. A running partner would be nice (hint, hint!).

This is a refreshing way to start my Christmas day. :)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Hermit D' Crab

After my morning work last Saturday, I went to the Cuenca Bazaar to check out what was still being sold there. After the big bazaar 2 weekends ago, I guess everyone's resources have been pretty much used up. Konti na lang ang tao. But there were still some fancy stuff that made me actually buy them. First there was this Sun in a Jar thing which I first saw in Shangri La mall the other weekend but it was being sold for about 1,500 pesos. Masyadong mahal for a borloloy furniture. But the cute chinese guy (hihihihihi) was selling it only for 750 pesos. 2 jars for 1,000 bucks!



Then I saw this lamp in the shape of a keyboard button. "ESC" was the only one available that can also be found on a Mac keyboard so that's the one that I bought. If you can get this thing for less than 400 pesos, don't let me know. Iiyak lang ako!



And my craziest purchase for the day was a pair of Hermit crabs. Yes, the same hermit crabs that you can catch on the beach for free! They look so cute (the painted shells, at least), I just wanted to buy one. I bought a container, 2 Hermit crabs, 2 bigger shells (in case they grow a little a decide to move to larger shells), sea salt, powdered pet food (I can also feed them small pieces of vegetables) and a small water spray (their habitat should always be moist). I placed them beside my bathroom window where they can have enough sunlight during the day, and be left undisturbed at night. They eat and drink at night. Kanina I was just watching them. I plan to take a video when I get the chance. That would be interesting.



My Mom gave me an area rug for my room. It was for the space between my bed and my TV. But it looked too plain so I had my sofa moved to the foot of my bed. It looks better and I can now comfortably watch my DVDs right in front of the screen. This is strange. I THINK there are 2 White Cats that have been visiting our house.



The other one has a pair of mismatched-colored eyes.



Weird.