Jul 31, 2014

Tester, i was and will always be!

I met with an old friend way back in multiply days. They just came back from US after living and his husband working there for years.

The "marketing firm" has been in my head for months already. So i brought it up with her because she's a marketing student, and was a marketing career woman before going to US. She could definitely give me "aha" moments.

And i was not disappointed. I even, Somehow, struck a deal with her. Our minds met and locked, and proclaimed " SEA, watch out for us!!!"

But before doing that, i need to lay my cards.

She lay her cards, while I was having a hard time identifying what are my cards. All I know is that I do any thing that requires a lot of my thick-face, and that I do things even if it meant digging a hole for sh*t. I can handle #thatawkwardmoments. I can do it from online to offline up to someone's nightmare. 

So i tried to recall my past job titles. I was customer support, technical FAQ writer which is really a customer support, tester. 

So i'm a tester by heart -- always testing and trying things?! :)

Jul 29, 2014

The Lunch that Launched Baybay Ultramarathon?

Earlier was some catch-up lunch with Prince of Prince Multi Sports inc and Doc Cecille. When later on it, we or they ended up creating 2 racing events.

I realized every time I talked with runners or organizers for an event, it usually would end to creating another / more running events. 

I wanna #craycray. @.@

But I am kind of excited with the Idea of Baybay run. It's going to be off-road / trail event that would pass a popular peak of Baybay. I've been drooling on Doc Cecille's posts of her running ground there. And, it's just simply pretty! :)

Jul 28, 2014

Kalikupan to Karunsa

One of the organizers that I had fun working with was the CCCAI, last June's Kalikupan race. Dan, one of the CCcAi members, is helping out Danao lgu for the Karunsa, and so i really grab the chance working with him again. :)
Watch out for Athletes Talk we'll be working together. It will be Aug. 22, 2014! See you! And karunsa will be Sept 14, 2014!

Jul 26, 2014

Writing is closer...

to thinking than speaking.
It's Meg's bookstore day. And, I cannot resist! @.@

Father and son career conversation

Migi: unsa diay ngalan sa imong work, pa?
Mark: computer programmer.
Migi: aw
Mark: business man bitaw ko.
Migi: di oy. 'Taka lang.
Mark: ngano man?
Migi: lahi man ng businessman. Naa may tindahan ng businessman mamaligya.
Mark: businessman man ko. Maghimo man ko software ibaligya. Ngano man diay?
Migi: wa man gud ko kasabot unsa imo gibuhat.

(For some reason, computer programmer is something hard to explain. Even I when asked, people's reactions, when i replied that mark is programmer:
* naa mo'y internet cafe?
* pwede magpaayo og computer
* then you become a call center for people who wants to get advise on what specs of a computer to buy
So most of the time, my reply will be the address where the husband is working.)

It seems i'm not the only one having a problem explaining mark's job. He's
Probably asked what's his father's work...)

Yow Homies! =)

JD played with Fred's dslr, and I played along with him, then tagged Karla along. =)

In the following, we're not smiling coz were artists like that.

Jul 25, 2014

8:36pm 7/24/2014: mug shot vanity

I had a lot of mug shots from coffee shops. I was planning to blog about coffee shops but as they say "life happens," and it's like in the bottomest of priority list.

So at 836 last night, i went digging finding for them. Please find them posted here Please like it because it's facebook, it should be liked!

Jul 24, 2014

Peddler: state of PH ecommerce?

Early this year when we started offering as an online registration portal for races / running events.  Looking back at it, funny how we thought online payment facility is our "killer feature" / our core service, but it turned out to be just an "abobot." And, we're actually finding ourselves now how to accept payments offline. =) Ironic?

But I guess that's just how the local consumers behave. And, despite the stories that online ecommerce is the next big thing, it's just not yet locally in the Philippines. But it's probably still right to have an online avenue, but to rely on it as the "core" means of getting payments is a funny thought unless you have no plans of earning.

I realized that "online payment service" was never our core feature. I mean looking from the race events organizers' point of view, they never took us in for the online registration. It's either because we're friends, or they just want to give us a chance, or because we're friends. =)

SO if you're thinking of Ecommerce is the next big thing, first, be ready to go out in the streets and peddle your ware! =)

So, 1-2-3 friends, inviting you this Friday's Athletes Talk. You can register for Talisay City Marathon with discounts! Or register to whatever races available at!!! Please register even if you don't run, you can register for your friends / relatives / crushes!

And, if you know any one organizing a race, please refer them to us! =) We will offer payment portal and friendship! =)

Jul 21, 2014

Poster girl

I got the pretty posters of Athletes Talk 8 from kurt and james earlier at crossfit pintados. I was so excited because it was so pretty so i went out distributing them just in time before the stores closed.

The athletes foot at ground floor, ayala!
The athletes foot, active zone ayala. Both stores currently having sale!
And at spaghetti factory, also in ayala!
I still need to go to SM and abellana :) i hope i can cebu city sports center will let me post for free! :)

Please join us this friday july 25, 2014 at 8pm at crossfit pintados. It's beside baseline, across STC main gate! :)

Jul 18, 2014

8:36 7/17/2014: third team media

Was it on twitter that i first met @fleirecastro?

But i probably first met her in the first techtalk's meetups. 

Anyway, i was desperate to talk to another person who is not into running so i went to her office at iMez in The Outlet / Pueblo Verde. It was my first time to be in that place. Some factory outlets, interesting brands like adidas, nike, guordiano, are located there. 

It was nice to see her and her team reall doing well. If you need social media management, you can get in touch with them.

Jul 16, 2014

Clap along

Shortcut but the pathway is overgrowned with "sagbot" but anything to make. Shortcut
This river only appears during rainy season. It provably is not at all clean but it looks beautiful!

Back to civilization!
Big accomplishment after a very ling time of always making excuse not to run! Because I don't want to be dying out in some upcoming exciting races this august! :)

Greenmiler Trail Road Compostela run - aug 3, 2014
Talisay city marathon - aug 17, 2014
You can register for these at! :)

So happy... Clap along!

Jul 15, 2014

Lampaso Look

After a St. ignatius run, and so a whole bucketlist of tasks to do going awry in my
Mind. I need to kill them. So I went to yoga so i can do a dead pose. Because when you're dead, nothing will bother u any more. I'm not being suicidal here. I just want to murder some of unnecessary tasks running around my head.
Then, i went to david's in qc pavillion. My suki is shirly. And, i remember now why i like shirly. Because she's the only hairstylist who dared to cut my hair really short. Most of the stylist would advise me not to go into boycut-ish kind of cut because i'm fat.

I realized that it's hard for me to get into the zone for another project after a project. I need space. #chos

Jul 13, 2014

"Lightning Crashes"

This deserves a #selfie. I was able to make this  cloud/lightning face-in-hole for migi's play w/out losing my mind. Meg made the illustration though.

Now i feel like singing:

"Lightning Crashes"

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
her placenta falls to the floor
the angel opens her eyes
the confusion sets in
before the doctor can even close the door

lightning crashes, an old mother dies
her intentions fall to the floor
the angel closes her eyes
the confusion that was hers
belongs now, to the baby down the hall

oh now feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it.

lightning crashes, a new mother cries
this moment she's been waiting for
the angel opens her eyes
pale blue colored iris,
presents the circle
and puts the glory out to hide, hide

Jul 12, 2014

Not #836

8:36, i was on board a multicab going home to Consolacion from athletes talk in danao. And it was raining hard. But i was able to take this photos beyond 8:36.

I had so many thoughts going on this ride:

* about the mitsumi and IT park
* about city races and outside the city races
* about people who want to make a diffence like bien, RD of greenmilers road trail run compostela
* etc

8:36 7/12/2014: backpack binakbakay

Was sitting deadtired on the floor beside these backpacks. I'm exaggerating on deadtired. 
It's just thinking of another week of binakbakay, *deadtired.* But nevertheless, i'm so happy that we got blessed!

8:36 7/11/2014: friday

Jul 10, 2014

Dalers Babster

I read when I'm
Having a hard time to sleep. So i came across the Dale Escueta suicide ish. I read the post where text message of him And boyfriend is posted.

And there's a part of the text exchanges that i can relate on an inch level -- 7 EVENTS IN 1 WEEK!!! 

How did he ever handle that 7EVENTS IN A WEEK?!? I even want to die with just 1 event per week. @.@

Anyway, today I found myself in Mayor's office,
then in Mitsumi!

Jul 7, 2014

Rough rainbow patches

I had given up a long time ago on! It's just too much for me to handle any more. But somehow, i could not totally pull myself out of it... yet.

One of the things that makes me want to let go is because when you're trying to "make money" out of the thing you are passionate about, i could no longer tell if this is for money or for passion. And, sometimes you really have to swallow your pride, and do it purely for money, and it's killing me because i can only perform well if i love what i' working on. And, i hate it so much when i not giving my best! And on and on...

It's really such a painful thing to do, that i really have to numb myself, forget about the passion, and trudge on. And, it has been working perfectly well when i
Numb myself; if what i'm doing is good or bad, if it deteriorates or not the community, every thing just goes out into the other side of my ear. Viola! I guess at the end of the day, nobody really cares what i'm doing and what are other people doing. And if nobody cares, why should i worry?!? 

Thing is, even if no one cares, i care! 

Because of numbness, it made me forget about negative things, but it also made me forget about the good things. I could no longer distinguish about good and bad, sad and happy that i tend to just NOT care at all.

Until i receive this text message this afternoon. Startup / entrepreneurshit or whatever you call this is a lonely journey. It seems you're surrounded with so many people, but at the end of the day, only you will go down and make bungkal the soil. It's not that no one wants to help, it's just when it comes down to the dirtiest part, it's something that only you understand so you have no choice but do it yourself. If it means kissing azz, then  go and make it look fabulous.

So the text message. Yes, it reminds me to be grateful. Despite of and inspite of, i do still have a lot of friends to count on -- you know who all you are!

And to the husband, i always hate being put into this sticky situation. But i could not deny that all these annoyances never fails to bring out the beast in me, thank you! 


I wonder how are others' married life feel like. Like i wanted to know how others solve issues, plan on things, priorities, etc.

Because I feel like being married to mark, there is sooo much pressure. It's not that other couples are not having pressure. I mean that's why i want to know how are other couple's lives are so i would know if  the pressure in this house is just a typical normal kind of pressure any couple has.

Hello, Monday! 

8:36 7/4/2014: soika art

I met this guy after athletes talk. Karla came to carebear with him and his arts. :) honestly, i do not know how to appreciate art, i could not tell what is a good art and not. 

I only see colors. Any thing colorful visual art to me is beautiful. I don't care if they're illustrating sh*t or corny unicorns as long as they make it so wildly colorful, i will like it! Think adventure time characters in a very saturated / sharp colors -- that's my kind of beautiful art. I like it colorful, fluffy, kidlike doodle drawings.

Now i dunno if i should confess whose arts i really love coz it might be an jnsult to them if i like them based on my "judging qualities." :)

So i got 4 "soika" pieces because i thought my kids would like them, and of course, i like them. Though, i dunno how to display these kind of arts. 

* soika is a cebu-based street mural artist or something like that :)

Jul 5, 2014

life lately

 nothing so fab about it
work it, girl
ooppsss... tone down a bit, girl, coz it looks "lood."

reality is "kagidlay ang agi!"
this girl is ready to go down, get dirty for 15-sec of fame! =)

(photo credits to i-dunno. just saw these from a memory card.)

8:36 7/3/2014: un-iMovie

Started Working on Athletes talk 5 video. It's been a long time that i had worked on videos, and so i was groping again on how to operate it. I hate video editing with capital P!!! 

Anyway, check some of athletes talk videos at youtube, just kindly search "runroo" :)

Jul 2, 2014

8:36 7/2/2014: hangers

Maayo pa ang hanger naay gamit.
I was thinking of unmade choices today. A friend shared a need for a math teacher or something in UP cebu. And i remember that my 1st choice i put in my UPCAT application form was BS Math Computer science. It was those time that internet became publicly available in cebu, i'm referring to p100/hr internet cafes thus i was interested wth comsciz

I'm confident with my math skills. But computer was a struggle to me in 4th year. So came college, i chickened out at math cs. I opted to tje most safe course -- BM. Then shifted to BA psych after one sem because dr. Generalao or popularly called Ms G was / is an amazing natural science teacher!

I just wonder what would i be now if i sticked with math comp sci. Mark would probably be insecured with me if i became a programmer :)