“Cloud is a place on earth with you.” – Cloudfest Fun Run

Cloudfest Logo (1)SM by the Bay in partnership with Thinksportsph will be holding an obstacle-course-themed 3k foamy run entitled “Cloudfest Fun Run” – the coolest and cloudiest runaway in Metro.  The event will be held on August 27, 2017.

This is a sunset fun run where runner can wear a costume.  This event is open to all ages as there will be several fun obstacles, bubble machines and photo op materials along the route.


Proceeds of this event will help the “Rebuild a Church Project”.  A portion of the registration fee will go to the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish at Malinao Ilaya, Atimonan, Quezon.




Special awards shall be given to the Youngest Runner, Oldest Runner, Cloud Mom, Cloud Dad, Biggest Delegation, Fastest Delegation, Best in Costume (Male & Female), Running Family (Complete and biggest number of members in the family)


  • Youngest runner
  • Oldest Runner
  • Cloud Mom
  • Cloud Dad
  • Biggest Delegation
  • Fastest Delegation
  • Best in Costume (male and female)
  • Running Family (complete and biggest number of members of family)


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So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!!!


TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila

Want to be a superhero just for a day?  You don’t need to take superhero training class or pass the obstacles of American Ninja Warrior like Jessie Graff (if you don’t know her, she is the woman behind the stunts scene of Supergirl that will be start airing on March 21 at 7:30pm).   All you need to do is bring one specific superpower:  the heart of a superhero fan who wants to spread love and support to other people and join the heroes assembly on February 25, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia grounds.


The event is dubbed as TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila.  The event is not just a fun run but also to spread the spirit of doing good like our favorite superheroes, a portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation (AKFI).

Excited already?.. here are the details:



Each race kit will have a little surprise for the participants to make the event more super.  Depending on the distance that they choose, runners will get a Supergirl cape and/or The Flash and Arrow head gears.  Kindly note that the following head gears and cape are not interchangeable among the categories.


Pre-Race Inclusions

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Here are the race routes


The Superheroes Run Manila is also an avenue to promote the superheroes programs of TV5 – Arrow which airs every Monday at 7:30pm, The Flash, Mondays 8:30pm and the upcoming launch of the tagalized version of Supergirl which will be flying in every Tuesday starting March 21 at 7:30pm.  The event will also be joined by TV5 stars and athletes.


So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!..

Feel like a true hero just for a day and spread love and support to our Kapatid!

Hope to see you there as I am one of the pacers at 16k category.


See you there!


7-Eleven Presents RUN 2017


From the successful Run 800 in 2013 which attracted elites, serious and seasonal runners since then, succeeded by 3 more years of fun and eventful race attracting more fitness enthusiasts; the 7-Eleven Philippines’ popular Run Series will once again invade the Skyway and Filinvest City on February 5, 2017.

For those who experienced last year’s super fun Run 2016, who enjoyed all the activities and swam to all the freebies, this year will be bigger and more exciting!  The event consists of 7 categories namely 42K, 21K, 16k, 10k solo and 10k buddy which will enjoy the course along the Skyway while the 5k, 3k, and 500m (kids run) will take an organized race course along Filinvest City.

Did I say more bigger?… well YES!

Aside from the cash prizes and medals for the winners, the top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21k and 42k categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven to join an international marathon in Asia… all expenses paid!  Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.


Excited already?… Here’s how to join…


First, you have log in at Run711 website to register (or you can click here ).  Complete the process until the end.  Print the confirmation letter and bring them on race kit claiming day on your chosen 7-Eleven store.

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Wait, WAIT!.. There’s more!..



Promo Duration:  November 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017 in all 7-Eleven Branches.

Promo Mechanics:

  1.  Cliqq App user or Everyday Rewards cardholder will earn E-stamps for every Php 100 purchase of any participating items from the major sponsors.
  2. .For every purchase of a booster item, the customer instantly gets an additional E-stamp. (If item is Php 100 or above was purchased with another participating item, the cardholder gets 2 E-stamps for that transaction.)  Earn Fifty (5o) E-stamps to redeem the race category of your choice.  For 10K buddy run, the customer must earn One Hundred (100) E-stamps.e-stamp-points
  3. Customer will instantly receive the one-time use 7-Connect Reference Number through SMS or App.  The SMS will show the message “Redeem you RACE KIT and use Ref # at www.run711.com at any 7-Eleven stores on or before January 10, 2017.  Show this message at the counter 7-CONNECT: 1234-5678-9012″.  The 7-Connect reference number will be used for registration
  4. Wait! Don’t go to any 7-Eleven stores yet.  Customer must register online first by visiting the Run711 website using the given 7-Connect reference number.instruction
  5. Race kit claiming will be in the store nominated by the customer upon registration.


Race Map

Click the image and Download your race category’s map.


Note:  Stay tuned for updates regarding available parking area on race day.

Rules and Regulation

Click here to view the Race Rule and Guidance

This event is brought to you by:

major sponsors

race partners

media partners

Let’s excite you more… Watch last year’s Run 711

So what are you waiting for?…

TARALETS GUYS!.. Let’s Run and indulge all the freebies!!!



Adidas Women FitSquad Jump Sesh at UP Town Center


Last July 28, 2016, the Adidas Women FitSquad Philippines once again had their fitness workout done at the UP Town Center.  The workout was held after the unveiling of the newest Adidas store at the 3rd level of UP Town Center in Quezon City.  The store is the Philippines first ever HomeCourt store.  You can read more about the store unveiling here.

This month’s workout session was lead by extraordinary fitness designer and yoga teacher Nikki Torres.

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Nikki Torres

The workout session was scheduled at 4pm.  Some FitSquad girls are early, including me and my friends, as we are there during the HomeCourt unveiling and to have an ample time to change into our Adidas workout gear and do some chitchats with the girls.

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The workout is all about plyometrics, bodyweight, and cardio training and boy… it got my heart really pump up and I like it.  I drank 1 liter of water (thank you to my FRD friend Mary Ann for giving me her extra bottle of water) because I think I excreted 3 liter of sweat that day… hahaha

Here is the glimpse of our workout session.

Here are the winners of the jump shot contest held after the workout session.

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I really had fun working out with the girls though my butt hurts for 2 days, I am still looking forward for another #AdidasFitSquadPh session.  See you girls soon! Mwah!

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OMNI Light of Change – Run for the benefit of UP EEEI


In celebration of its OMNI’s 20th year in the industry, Yatai International Corporation  in cooperation with Affinitea Race is staging a charity run on September 18, 2016 that will be held at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City.



Net Proceeds from the Light of Change will be used to fund special joint projects of the UP Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute with Yatai International Corporation.  Their priority projects is pertaining to the retrofitting the lightning needs of the school, with more energy-saving, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly OMNI LED lights.


Yatai International Corporation is the exclusive manufacturer of OMNI electrical and lightning products in the Philippines.  With its strength in distribution, research and development, OMNI has become a respected name in the electrical and lightning industry here in the Philippines since its establishment in 1996


The theme of “Light of Change” has been adopted for this run to reinforce OMNI’s long-standing commitment in initiating positive change with its consumers as it continuously offers high-quality, energy-efficient and environment-friendly electrical and lighting products.

Changing the world on bulb at a time.

While OMNI initiates change through the households it serve, the fun run will will be a venue for healthier, happier, and more confident individuals who wish to start change by adopting an active lifestyle.  As we believe that real change starts from within.



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Breaking in the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit at the Nike Epic Run


Last July 16, 2016, I was invited to test the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit in a more longer distance – 10K at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  We arrived around 4pm in Nuvali Park and then there I readily change my shoe gear into Nike LunarEpic Flyknit.  So many runners are very excited to try the new running shoes, excited taking photos, and excited to run with them.


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And off we go

I told my blogger friend Dennis to join the 7:00 min/km pace group as I was sick 2 weeks ago and wasn’t able to run due to weakness, and I want to really feel the shoes.

I was right with my decision. as we are traversing the Nuvali Park, we were surprised to be directed to make a left turn, away from the main road.  OMG!  I was not informed! It was a trail run!.. hahaha…

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It was my first time to run at the trails of Nuvali.  The route is not that challenging but we had hard time traversing it as it was a bit slippery as there as been some periodic rain showers at that time; but nonetheless, the view is amazingly beautiful.

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loving these photos, thank you Nike 


With the whole NRC gang

My verdict

When I ran the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit first in a 5K run at NRC in BGC, I find the shoe lightweight and comfortable but a little bit bouncy which is good for me.  The uppers are soft and breathable.  It has enough ankle support.  The feeling is also the same when I ran for a 10-km trail route, though a bit slippery.  I think the sole was not made for trail running; moreover, it was conceptualized for a secure and a smooth ride along the road.   Nonetheless, my usual concerns in trying out new running shoes like – am I experiencing arch pain, heel pain or numbness in my 4th and 5th toes?  Happily, I didn’t feel anything off.  The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit jive with my feet, but I still have to try it in a longer distance as I usually join longer races.  I still have to test it under the rain; do they soak and feel heavy if they get wet and got blisters?  Do they still feel lightweight and cushiony at 32-km and above running?  Nonetheless, I enjoy running with them.  I will update you for my next running adventure with the new Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit running shoes.

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For details regarding the Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit running shoes, read here.

For Nike+ Run Club Manila details, you can read it here.

AXA encourages Filipinos to #FailProof Your Health

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Launches online quiz to measure health risk


AXA Philippines, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing life insurance companies, launched its latest campaign #FailProof Your Health, as part of its advocacy to create awareness on the prevention of lifestyle diseases or critical illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and protect oneself from its financial impact.


Amor Balagtas

“Since we launched our first health campaign in 2014, there has been greater awareness in general for the need to live healthier lives and prepare financially for major health emergencies,” says Amor Balagtas, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of AXA Philippines. “Now, we want to make health awareness more tangible for the common Filipino by developing this online quiz that gives them their Health Risk Score.”

“The quiz or calculator is absolutely free and can easily be accessed on our website (www.axa.com.ph/HealthRiskScore),” Balagtas explains. “While living a healthy lifestyle, such as eating properly or exercising regularly, lessens our risk of developing a critical illness, there are other factors that come into play that we have less control of, such as age, gender, heredity, and perhaps even external stress.”

“By knowing their Health Risk Score, we give Filipinos a chance to know their baseline health condition, so that they can find concrete ways to make themselves healthier and avoid suffering from heart attack, stroke, or cancer,” she said.

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Health Partners

In the past few years, AXA has partnered with several private, government, and non-government organizations (NGO) to promote health prevention and protection. These include the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Manila Doctors Hospital, and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

AXA has also been a strong supporter of Senate Bill 3016 (a.k.a the Samboy Lim bill) that requires mandatory Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for students before graduation. AXA also recently participated in a nationwide mass CPR training led by the Philippine Heart Association which was conducted simultaneously in over 50 sites around the country, with over 300,000 participants.

Moreover, the company has conducted hundreds of “AXA Health Day” sessions the past two years in various AXA, Metrobank, and PSBank branches nationwide. These sessions include free blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring, as well as the measurement of Body Fat Percentage, Body Mass Index (BMI), and Waist-to-Hip (WHR) ratio, key health measures identified by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Health Ambassadors

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Supporting AXA’s health campaign are two social media personalities — James Deakin and Erika Flores-Reyes more popularly known to her followers as “RikiFlo.” Deakin is an award-winning multimedia motoring journalist, TV host, freelance writer, blogger, and columnist, who recently shared about his shock when he found out that his mother and tita were both diagnosed with cancer at the same time. As a show of support, Deakin, a known car enthusiast, had his car painted bright pink which he says “is the official color for breast cancer.” His post has since gone viral, and has helped create awareness for breast cancer screening. His car, which he has now fondly named “Pink Panther,” has gone the rounds around the metro with the names and signatures of hundreds of people written on the surface of the car, as a sign of support and solidarity against cancer.

On the other hand, Erika Reyes, better known by her stage name “Riki Flo” is a popular radio DJ, sports broadcaster, and event host who has been a strong advocate against cancer for several years. Riki Flo is a firm believer that healthy living is important, and that certain lifestyle shifts are needed to avoid contracting illnesses.

In its previous health campaign, AXA asked celebrity mom Camille Prats to share her personal experience dealing with throat cancer that claimed the life of her husband Anthony Linsangan who was only 31 years old, just a few years after their wedding.

New Health Products

Part of AXA’s health campaign is the introduction of new and innovative health products or health solutions in the market.

“We just recently launched three new products to boost our health offer in the market,” Balagtas adds. “We have Life Basix Plus and Axelerator Plus which are both all-in-one ‘investment-health-and-life insurance’ product bundles. We also introduced Global Health Access, a worldwide comprehensive health coverage plan, which allows consumers to avail the best healthcare anywhere in the Philippines or abroad.”

The three new products add to the extensive health portfolio of AXA Philippines, which include Health Max, Health Exentials, and SME Employee Protexion, all of which were launched successfully in 2014.

“With our current mix of health solutions, we ensure that we have a product or solution that is right for you,” concludes Balagtas. “We want every Filipino to not only live a healthier lifestyle, but to also get the proper health coverage. That is why we want to tell every Filipino to #FailProof Your Health.”

To learn more about new AXA Philippines health products, read more here.

At the Media Launch

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After the program, we are given a chance to experience a fun spinning at the Ride Revolution.  It’s not my first time at the Ride Revolution, so I know what to expect… Spinning in cleated shoes in disco-lighted room with specific and personalized club playlist created by the instructor.  The ride was exhausting but I really enjoyed the 30-minute session (“Bitin”, I wish it was longer).

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Thank you Ride Revolution for another fun and exciting ride.  Hope to ride with you again.

Experience a unique ride at Ride Revolution, visit riderevolution.ph and book a class now.