I started doing 30 day challenges in 2014. For me, it was just a game. I wanted to see how much discipline I can enforce upon myself either by detoxifying from something I have become addicted to (ex. social media) or adding a habit to my daily routine (ex. journal writing). When it comes to food, I’ve explored […]
This weekend was enlightening, to say the least. I attended my first ever yoga workshop led by Dylan Werner from California. It consisted of four classes spread in two days: Beyond Balance Vinyasa Master Class – 2 hours of flow that was so intense it felt like we were in a heated room, Strength, Balance and […]
There are many things to be grateful for today. And so despite my tired bones and sleepy eyes at this hour, I feel obliged to write them down lest they fade away into dreams. Here’s the reality: I am blessed. I just came from a whole-day yoga event called Global Mala Project Manila. I was […]
In 2013, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil will be hosting World Youth Day (WYD), and we were fortunate enough to be invited by some Filipino volunteers to talk a bit about Capoeira, which, in a way, is central to Brazilian culture.
“You are a monster.” In the context of sports, this is probably the best compliment that I could ever give. If I tell you that you’re a monster, it means that you’re in more or less that physical state I aspire to be in. Earlier this year, I told myself I want to be as […]
Capoeira has always been known to be a “dance” type of sport. There is so much grace involved in it that people often forget that it’s a martial art. As the capoeira song “Zum Zum Zum” goes: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira mata um! Translated to english, this means: Zum, zum, zum, Capoeira is deadly! It is.
What Happened I was kicked in the face last night. And I don’t mean figuratively – I mean literally kicked in the face; smack in the middle of my nose. How did it feel? Imagine a big guy’s shin (almost) whappacking on a small girl’s nose – understand now?
This whole day, I was just waiting for my arms to finally fall off.
Warning: contains a lot of random things about me. Each day – or maybe at least each month – you gotta do something that you previously thought was impossible. At least attempt to do something. If you fail, no matter. Fail better the next time. As long as you don’t break your neck (or your […]
To those who are wondering what the hell Festo do Mundo 2011 is, here’s a not-so-brief explanation. Yearly, Sinha Bahia Manila holds a big Brazilian culture event with capoeira in the center. This year, this festival was composed of a workshop, batizado, and a bangin’ brazilian presentation at the Eastwood open park. DAY 1-2. November […]