There is no Gold at the end of the Rainbow


I’ve been at breaking point for the past two weeks. Around eight days ago, I called Ateneo de Manila University to see if my application for transferee was granted. I woke up as early as I could, because I knew that there would be a long line of people trying to get in touch with their admissions office. I redialed and redialed. They picked up the phone.

“May I please know the status of transferee for [insert name here], please?”
“Please hold, sir.”
“Okay.”
A few seconds pass
“Hello, sir?”
“Yes.” I answered.
“I’m sorry, you were not accepted.”
“Ah. I see.”
“Thank you for calling, sir.”
“Thank you.” I put the phone down.

I sat quietly for a couple of minutes, staring at the phone. I couldn’t believe what I heard. The only thing that was going through my head was, how could this happen? I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t accepted. It caught me so much in disbelief that I actually sat in silence. Continue reading “There is no Gold at the end of the Rainbow”

My Running Addiction

The Philippines has gained a new trend, and I think it’s a trend that’s here to stay. That is of course if the man who started it all will continue his legacy. Coach Rio, you truly are a man worth mentioning.

I got these bad boys (shoes above) from RIOVANA in Katipunan. We were initially just going to look for a book. We took a bit of a detour when I saw a tarpaulin of a football (not American football. That’s called handegg.) speciality store, Bootcamp Football Shop. I was taken aback when I saw a pair of boots that costs Php22k ($515). I put the boots back like they were made of crystals.

I exited the store and came across a lovely looking barbershop, Titan 22. I’ve always wanted to have my haircut in a classic barbershop, so I took the liberty in doing so.

Taguig branch

After my lengthily haircut, I went into the next store, RIOVANA. I was curious on how running was so popular here in the Philippines, so I snooped around.

I learned that there are different types of feet and there are special types of shoes that cater to them. There are also different ways a person can run. I apparently have a mild overpronation on my right foot, and the store guy told me that stability shoes would be suited for me, hence the shoes above.

I just recently jogged/walked 7km with these on, and I must say they are AMAZING. I never knew that I could go on for 7km, let alone 5km. Working out is just so refreshing, especially running.

I think people are addicted to running because of the culture behind it: the apparel, accessories, the events, the people who you meet and interact with. It’s like football culture, only it’s not. Heh?

I’ve been looking at the iPod Nano because it can track my progress without having to buy that thing that you have to out in your shoe. I’ve also been eyeing at a runner’s circle starter’s kit, but I’ll probably get it when I finally join a fun run or something.

Expect me to jog twice a day, everyday :D