Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chasing Horizons

Arrived quite early. Few cyclists, just milling lazily around the start area then. Ride with the Tour De France champion's yet to start. My wave will be flagged off in a couple of hours. Worked on Panda, she's been squeaking like crazy. Couldn't narrow down where the noise's coming from. Hell. Thought of just trying to tune it out. That and her being stuck on a single gear? Things weren't looking bright. Joined the guys from my bike group. All foldies got bunched into one wave. A cut-off time's put up. I needed to do some pushing, hard pushing. I'm more of a "relax and enjoy the scenery" rider. Starting line, right in front. Perfect for photo ops.

7am. Gun fires. People started busting out hard. "Is this a race?" Morbidly obese and asthmatic, I started out slow. Bikes zipped by left and right. I didn't get going until my breathing found a steady rhythm, until I wasn't gasping for air anymore. The ride was good, fun. Even with the heat. Even with the flyovers. Even with the chain slips. 

BGC Cycling Philippines, see you next year.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LEGO, take my money.

So, Ninjago is coming back. Good. I do not care much about Chima. Cannot wait for 2014. I can see all the mech sets about to come.

Pigs Can Fly: A guesthouse story.

It was our first time staying in a guesthouse. By the time the wifey got to checking out the hotels, they were all booked, and so, we ended up with Pig Fly. 

The room was exactly what the pictures showed. It was clean and looked new. Much like a boutique hotel. Elegantly cute. There was a TV, an audio player, a tuck-away mini kitchen, a fridge, and most importantly- wifi.

Chan and his friend (the guys running the place) were nice and friendly. They waited for us 'til after midnight when our flight got delayed. Little P. got a nice little gift from them- it is a pig, of course.

We had no problem getting where we wanted to go in South Korea. Pig Fly is seconds away from the Hongik University (popularly known as Hongdae) subway station, and from there you can got to pretty much any place that is worth checking out.

Excuse me, Hong Kong, South Korea is here.

I had a great time in South Korea that composing a proper blog entry is turning out to be really difficult. Words are just flying by, but they won't behave, won't group themselves into sentences. So....

South Korea. Fun. Family. Love. Food. Trick Eye. Hello Kitty. N Tower. Temple. Lotte World. Toys. Toy Street. LEGO. Sylvanians. Trains. Busses. Airplanes. Food. Food. Food. Pig Fly.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

LEGOLand Malaysia!!

From a trip a few months back. 

Enjoyed the Miniland, the Kingdoms - Dragon Roller Coaster ride, the burgers and fries, The Big Shop. The kids loved everything! Some parts of the place were still under construction. Still, a pretty nice place to visit. We will be back!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Leaves of Change

After two decades of inactivity, I rode a bicycle today, my bicycle. I was told to do some exercising when I get better, and I felt a little better today. We only got the bike yesterday, took the whole of the afternoon before we finally got to bring it home (I will save this for another post).

Roughly an hour of biking, mostly uphills and several rounds around the park and I was panting like  a dog in heat. My knees are now aching and my muscles feel like they have been pounded. Let us do this again tomorrow.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sun Burned and Wiggling

Little P. and her classmates.

I swear the nuns do not screen the music these kids dance to.