♫ Video killed ♪ the Radio Stars ♫

…and so the song goes. 🙂

  • Katabaga is an extinct Aeta language of southern Luzon in the Philippines. Speakers have shifted to Tagalog.
  • Chavacano or Chabacano [tʃaβaˈkano] is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. The word Chabacano is derived from Spanish, meaning “poor taste,” “vulgar,”, for the Chavacano language which was developed in Cavite City, Ternate, Zamboanga and Ermita. It also derived from the word chavacano which was coined by the people of Zamboanga. Six different dialects have developed: Zamboangueño in Zamboanga City, Davaoeño Zamboangueño / Castellano Abakay in Davao City, Ternateño in Ternate, Cavite, Caviteño in Cavite City, Cotabateño in Cotabato City and Ermiteño in Ermita. This creole has six dialects. Their classification is based on their substrate languages and the regions where they are commonly spoken. The three known dialects of Chavacano which have Tagalog as their substrate language are the Luzon-based creoles of which are Caviteño (spoken in Cavite City), Bahra or Ternateño (spoken in Ternate, Cavite) and Ermiteño (once spoken in the old district of Ermita in Manila and is now extinct). SOURCE
    The Merdicas (also spelled Mardicas or Mardikas) were Catholic natives of the islands of Ternate and Tidore of the Moluccas, converted during the Portuguese occupation of the islands by Jesuit missionaries. The islands were later captured by the Spanish who vied for their control with the Dutch. In 1663, the Spanish garrison in Ternate were forced to pull out to defend Manila against an impending invasion by the Chinese pirate Koxinga (sacrificing the Moluccas to the Dutch in doing so). A number of Merdicas volunteered to help, eventually being resettled in a sandbar near the mouth of the Maragondon river (known as the Barra de Maragondon) and Tanza, Cavite, Manila.[3]The invasion did not occur as Koxinga fell ill and died. The Merdicas community eventually integrated into the local population. Today, the place is called Ternate after the island of Ternate in the Moluccas, and the descendants of the Merdicas continue to use their Spanish creole (with Portuguese influence) which came to be known as Caviteño or Ternateño Chavacano.[

Of course, we all have no idea about the above info until we found it written. 🙂 Even yours truly is amazed at the truth. So what killed the extinct languages?

I find it really amazing to see traces of Chavacano de Cavite in our daily Tagalog conversations.

The only memory I have of my lolo in both mother and father side is that both are Spanish speakers. I grew up singing songs with my father in Spanish – PERDON. Only to find out later that the wordings are really in Portuguese. 🙂 Such a rich memory of it. I sing it when I can (but the wordings are not complete in my recall – while the tune is there)

♫ Perdon, o Dios Mio ♪

♫ Dios Mio, Perdon ♪

♫ Perdon, Senor Mio ♪

♫ Perdon, Impiedad ♪

To my recall. I could be wrong. But I found one even in the English book of Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere,

♫ Santos Dios ♪ Santos Fuerte ♪ Santo Immortal ♫

I have not heard again of these songs in the streets. They are extinct now.

Whats the point here?

Anything ceased to exist when not used, and when user’s are gone, or maybe, when user’s refused to use. 🙂

Conversations die when nobody talks.

Communications end when no one is communicating.

Mutual understanding ends when no one is understanding anything.

Yes, it happens when everybody ceased to be uncomfortable with someone, somebody or something.



WEEK #10

Still at 58Kgs. 🙂

May 13, 2013 – total pig-out! NO RUN!

May 14, 2013 11.26K 9:1

@10:00am Beef & Corn Rice 
@2:15pm, rice stick + 500ml C2 Lemon

@5:28pm, 11.26K 9:1 run walk in 1:23:35

Tried-OUT GPS Essentials if it’s worth using. 🙂 Impressive details in the program. But not in the KML file. MY TRACKS is a bit better, I think.

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, Cycling Shorts, adidas Cap, Hydration Bag, 33rd MILO Shirt

22oz of Red Lipton Tea
2 x 240ml water

May 15, 2013 6.06K 9:1

@10:30am, Sinigang na Tanigue sa Miso with Rice + 500ml C2 Lemon
@11:35am, a cup Nescafe Cappuccino
@2:30pm, a plate of carbonara + 500ml water
@4:35pm, Pharmaton Capsule

@5:40pm, 6.06K 9:1 run walk in 00:45:11

Gear: PUMA Axis, Cycling Shorts, MILO 35th Marathon Singlet, Nike Socks, Hydration Bag

May 16, 2013 NO RUN!

@7:15am, breakfast of Luncheon Meat, Rice and 2 eggs + a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1
@10:30am, merienda of Baked Macaroni with Dinner Roll + Iced Tea
@12:45pm, lunch of Sinigang na Liempo with Rice + a cup of Nescafe ChocoLatte
@3:30pm, merienda of Pansit with Puto + Orange Juice
@5:10pm, a cup of Nescafe ChocoLatte
@7:15pm, dinner of Crunchy Shanghai with Rice + Coke @ Wendy's

May 17, 2013 NO RUN!

@7:55am, a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1 + Raisin Walnut Bread
@9:45am, Tinolang Chicken with Rice
@10:35am, a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1
@1:10pm, Green Tea Bun and 500ml of water

May 18, 2013 NO RUN!

May 19, 2013 Tanay Daraitan Trail! 16.2K


Consumed a bottle of Cobra, 1 500ml Gatorade, and 1 500ml water for the whole trek from start to end. 🙂

Thanks be to God!


April 29, 2013 MONDAY 5K

@5:38pm, 5K 5:30 run walk in 36:44

SPLITS: 7:25 / 7:04 / 7:22 / 7:28 / 7:15

Gears: Mizuno Wave Prophecy, Cycling Shorts, New Balance Lightning Dry Shirt, Nike Socks, Hydration Bag

May 1, 2013 WEDNESDAY 21K

Wednesday Morning @6am, 9.25K run walk with David Aquino 9.25 km 01:53:20. Ave Pace = 12:15 pace

Wednesday Morning @8:07am, 5.19K run walk with Pepsi 5.19 km 00:45:23. Ave Pace =  08:44 pace

Wednesday Morning @9:11am, 6.77K run walk with Pepsi 6.77 km 01:04:31. Ave Pace =  09:31 pace

Gears: adiStar Salvation, New Shorts,Nike Socks, adidas ClimaCool Shirt, Hydration Bag,Fishing Cap

Recap = 21K in 3 hours 43 minutes

May 4, 2013 SATURDAY 8.5K

@6:37am, Salitran-Emilio Aguinaldo to Salawag Road. 8.51K run walk in 1:23:19

Gear: adiStar Salvation, Bo’s Cycling Shorts,OROFOLS Singlet, Hydration Bag and adidas Cap.

May 5, 2013 SUNDAY 21K

Miyamit Sunday! 🙂

@4:35am, Sapang Uwak to View Deck. 9.32K in 2:17:39. Highest Elevation is 963m. Elevation Gain = 1,156m.

@7:26am, View Deck to Miyamit Falls. 2.69K in 37:41. Highest Elevation is 984m. Elevation Gain = 172m.

@9:13am, Miyamit Falls to Sapang Uwak. 10.54K in 1:54:16. Highest Elevation is 916m. Elevation Gain = 478m.

Thank God for this fruitful week!


Life is all about choices.

I choose ULTRA.

…and I have not joined 1 up until this writing. 🙂


Why I chose ultrarunning?

Simply because it’s easier for me. To some, it’s hard. It’s easy enough that a lot has joined it lately. It’s also hard that I have not seen an ultramarathon event with more than 500 participants.



I have high hopes.

I do believe it will come to that.

As to what event – I don’t know yet.

A lot of things will depend greatly on many factors.

  • the venue
  • the terrain
  • the weather
  • the registration fee

Until that time – I will keep on training. 🙂


April 22, 2013 MONDAY 8K

@5:27pm, 2.07K Warm Up Run in 15:05

@5:47pm, 5.04K 3:1 Run Walk with 2K intervals in 38:20

SPLITS 8:18 / 7:56 / 8:18 / 7:35 / 5:34

@6:29pm, 1.03K Cooldown Run in 06:48

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, Cycling Shorts, Botak Baguio Singlet, Nike Socks, Hydration Bag

April 23, 2013 TUESDAY 10K

@5:39pm, 10.02K 4:1 run walk in 1:22:26

SPLITS: 7:55 / 8:45 / 7:36 / 8:43 / 8:43 / 8:11 / 8:29 / 8:33 / 7:31 / 7:49

Gear: adiStar Salvation, Khaki Tennis Shorts, Greentenial Shirt, Nike Socks, Hydration Bag

Note to the reader: this is a 4:1 run walk. That means, 4 minutes of running followed by 1 minute of walk break repeated until finished.

April 24, 2013 WEDNESDAY 5K

@5:20pm, 5.01K 3:30 run walk in 34:25

SPLITS: 7:17 / 7:24 / 6:26 / 6:47 / 6:19

Gear: Reebok Realflex, New shorts, Orofols Singlet, Nike Socks, Hydration Bag

The run felt so nice with the Reebok. Never felt so much cushioning in a long time!

April 25, 2013 THURSDAY 5K

@5:29pm, 5.04K 4:30 run walk in 39:27

SPLITS: 7:59 / 7:41 / 7:50 / 8:05 / 7:19

Gear: Reebok Realflex, New Shorts, Yakult Singlet, Nike Socks, adizero Shoe Bag

Great sweat on this run!

April 27, 2013 SATURDAY

Rested for Sunday

April 28, 2013 SUNDAY

Failed BATULAO trip

@5:20pm, 9.01K 5:30 run walk in 1:21:41

Gear: adiStar Salvation, Nike Shorts, Mayon 360 Singlet, Nike Socks


It’s a bold and confident forecast.

I see myself at my ideal weight of 124 lbs in 2 weeks. That would be the week where May 1 can be found.

I am overly excited for May since I will be increasing the mileage, intensity and activity of my training by then. The whole month will be:


I also intend to add some muscle building workouts – but then this can wait until June.



April 8, 2013 MONDAY.

  • @5:25am, 100 hip rotations in 3 minutes 18 seconds
  • @5:29am, 100 side to side twists in 2 minutes 20 seconds.

@5:36pm, the funniest 4:1 3.22K run in 29 minutes 46 seconds, the shortest deliberately slow run too. I fought the urge to overtake elderly walkers – and I did sweat a lot.

I started drinking immediately  after 10 minutes from start…and again after the next 5 minutes. My training is a no drink run up to 10K. 😛 and even up to my thirst threshold of 15K – depending on the pace and location of the run.

A few minutes past 30 minutes, my kids arrived with my wife. We walked and strolled along Baywalk.


April 9, 2013 TUESDAY.

▲ The Plan 🙂

▼ The actual:

@4:59am, we started running from Stop & Shop Sta. Mesa. We stopped for a C.R. break at Jollibee Philcoa for the 9.27K run in 1:16:33.

@6:21am, we proceeded to UP Oblation for the next 1.11K in 00:09:30.

@6:33am, I am already on my way back to PhilCoA to get a ride home. It was a 1.18K run in 00:08:04.

Consumed a small bottle of Gatorade, 500ml of water, and 1 Smart Cobra.

Gear: Orange F50 Racer, Nike Shorts, adidas Tops, Nike Socks, and Hydration Back Pack.



Total Distance and Time: 11.56K in 01:34:07.

  • @8:29am, 20 vertical leg crunch in 33 seconds
  • @8:31am, 100 side to side twists in 1 minute 31 seconds
  • @8:34am, 20 side to side bends  in 49 seconds
  • @8:38am, 100 ups in 1 minute 35 seconds
  • @8:40am, 100 side to side twists in 2 minutes 3 seconds

April 10, 2013 WEDNESDAY.

@5:39pm, a 7.87K 3:1 run walk in 1:10:48

SPLITS: 10:03 / 8:20 / 8:28 / 8:35 / 8:48 / 9:11 / 8:21 / 10:52

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, New Shorts, Nike Socks, Greentenial Shirt and a HEAVY hydration back pack.

April 11, 2013 THURSDAY.

  • @5:25pm, 100 ups in 1 minute 12 seconds + 240ml of Cobra Smart

@5:28pm, a 9.24K 4:1 run walk in 1:10:10

Started with a 100-ups before consuming a 240-ml Cobra Smart. I knew it would be a fast one.

SPLITS 7:28 / 7:51 / 7:42 / 8:41 / 6:27 ais stretch + moving 100 ups
8:05 / 7:06 / 7:20 / 7:20 / 6:41 (24)

Gear: adiStart Salvation – one which I thought last Monday to retire. Burlington Socks, Cycling Shorts, and Cream Shirt topped with the Hydration Back Pack.

Felt great over this one run. The speed is very much enjoyable.

Sequence of Shoe Rotation, Monday to Wednesday
Sequence of Shoe Rotation, Monday to Wednesday

That would be:

  1. adiStar Salvation
  2. Orange F50 Racer
  3. Green F50 Racer

Thursday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s shoe is adiStar Salvation again.

April 13, 2013 SATURDAY.

Did not woke up for my long run. Adjusted the time of my run in the afternoon. The planned long morning run turned into a short afternoon run.

@5:15pm, 6.77K 3:1 Run Walk in 58 minutes 7 seconds. 5K of jog walk and 1.77 K of speeds.

SPLITS: 8:47 / 9:38 / 9:44 / 8:41 / 8:32 / 6:58 / 7:09 (.77K)

April 14, 2013 SUNDAY.

  • @11:53am, Hip Rotations in 2 minutes
  • @11:58am, 82 Tabata Hammer Curls in 4 minutes
  • @12:05pm, 163 Tabata Free-Hand Standing Flyes in 4 minutes

Again, wasn’t able to wake up on time for the planned long run. Ended up again, in the old route of Baywalk to MOA.

@4:22pm, 10K 4:1 jog walk in 1:29:53. A hot afternoon. Consumed a 500ML of gatorade and 350 ml of water before I ended the run.


NOT a bad week at all. 🙂 I am at my lightest weight for a long long time. 58kgs and feeling very light! 🙂

Thanks be to God!

Appeal to the World

Not that I lost all hope to my local friends…

…trust me, it’s not that.

But I am writing this post aimed specifically to my foreign readers.

I have done this before and the response is truly amazing. SEE this. I was able to join both event and finish too at least 30-minutes before the cut-off then.

I just might get stoned ÜagainÜ for this one, but I really like to ignore skeptics. My appeal is for the kind-hearted people out there.

I’ve been wanting to race an ultramarathon since the start of the year. I am looking for sponsors to shoulder the registration. So far, no ultra-race yet for me up to this post. 🙂

Here’s the list of what I am looking at:

May 1, 2013 4am – Tagaytay City to Nasugbu, Batangas 50-Kilometer Ultra

@ P 1,500.00 with 9 hours for a cut-off.

June 16, 2013 5am – Sta. Cruz, Laguna to Lumban, Quezon 50-kilometer Ultra

@ Php 1,400.00 with 12 hours for a cut-off.

I don’t mind running on self-support. I can endure the heat, and the rain. I can carry my own hydration, and rely on stores along the road. I can finish faster than the cut-off. I just wanted to join. 🙂

If God is willing, I will be joining.

Interested sponsors may send email directly to my gmail:

Or send my a PM via FB via this link

My mobile number is: Touch Mobile 0906-846-4116 in the Philippines.

Hoping for the best thru this post.

The Lord be glorified!


April 1, 2013, MONDAY.

  • @5:15am, 30 vertical leg crunches in 35 seconds.
  • @5:18am, 20 bicycle crunches in 40 seconds.
  • @5:19am, 100 side to side twists in 2 minutes 5 seconds.
  • @5:25am, 50 air squats in 1 minute 13 seconds.
  • @5:28am, 100 ups in 1 minute 45 seconds.
  • @5:30am, 100 knee-ups in 2 minutes 8 seconds.
  • @5:32am, 100 ups in 1 minute 44 seconds.

@5:31pm, 10.1K 3:1 Run Walk in 1:19:44.

SPLITS: 9:02 / 7:48 / 7:58 / 8:36 / 7:25 / 7:14 / 7:58 / 7:41 / 7:08 / 7:43

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, New Running Shorts, Dri-Fit Shirt, Burlington Socks

April 2, 2013 TUESDAY.

@5:44am, 10.05K 4:1 Run Walk in 1:13:43

SPLITS: 8:46 / 7:33 / 7:52 / 7:03 / 6:41 / 6:48 / 8:02 / 6:30 / 7:40 / 6:32

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, New Running Shorts, White Undershirt, Nike Socks

April 3, 2013 WEDNESDAY.

@10:44pm, 10.09K 4:1 Run Walk in 1:24:28

SPLITS: 9:13 / 8:54 / 8:27 / 9:38 / 8:14 / 8:30 / 8:17 / 7:45 / 7:24 / 7:54

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, New Running Shorts, Adidas Shirt, 5-Finger Socks

April 4, 2013 THURSDAY.

REST ONLY. 😛 due to runny nose.

April 5, 2013 FRIDAY.

REST ONLY. 😛 still, due to runny nose

April 6, 2013 SATURDAY.

5K LBP Fun Run race. The route measured 4.8K only./ I managed to place at 8th place overall. 😛 (if I got the count right)

SPLITS: 4:32 / 5:31 / 5:22 / 5:34 / 5:08 = 00:25:33

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, Nike Socks, Cycling Shorts

April 7, 2013 SUNDAY.

A 3:1 20K run in Tagaytay. Junction to Palace in the Sky and back to Mahogany Market.

Gear: Green adizero F50 Racer, Bo’s cycling shorts

Tagaytay Junction to Palace in the Sky

Palace in the Sky back to Tagaytay City Junction

Tagaytay City Junction to Mahogany Market

Consumed 1 bottle of Powerade and 500ml of water in this entire route before the bulalo meals. 🙂

All glory and honor and praise to God, Almighty!


Very Nice!
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But that is not the question

Regardless of the work-out, activity or passion of any athlete, specifically runners, what is more important to know and find out behind anything is IF there is an obvious improvement.


Running, combined with CrossFits and other intense activies can best be enjoyed if you are improving. By improvement, I mean:

  • gained confidence
  • better time
  • better body conditioning
  • better recovery
  • best overall self appraisal
  • better outlook

But that is not the question. 🙂

Some people might ask:

  • Lumiit ba waistline mo?
  • Nabawasan ba ang timbang?
  • Nawala na ba ang taba sa tiyan?