Saturday, September 22, 2012

GRC Halloween Fun Run 2012

promotional poster: Facebook GRC group
Once again, GenSan Run Club, a non - profit organization in General Santos City that is composed of running enthusiasts, shall be holding another fun again since their first fun run - the Dagan Sa Kalilangan 2012. And this time, it would be more fun as nightmare will invade the local cemetery with zombies on the loose and runners to evade them. So, join us on October 31, as we hold our 1st Halloween Fun Run with 3 race categories including 1.6km, 3km and 5km. Cash prizes and medals and trophies for sports await the most courageous and best - dressed runners. Have fun with us then and get the scare of your running time. More updates will be posted in their Facebook page and official website, GenSan Run Club.

Bench Universe 2012

The Bench personalities simply sizzle as they ramped their way on stage with nothing but their skimpy underwear. But, what makes the show more classic and elegant is the fact that they had made the entire show world - class. View them on this video clip from Youtube.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GenSan Lady Runners Rock n Roll!

these ladies are fast

In the recently concluded Tuna Festival Run, I joined my team but only in the 10km race category to  heal my blisters from the last 21km run.

I ranked 4th in the women's category while the rest of my lady running mates belonged to the top 10 in the 21km division.

Running for hours can be quite draining and can be boring and dragging. Good thing that I have my music player to make the run less boring. But, it can be quite a toil especially if I need to pour cold water on my head or have to run  under the rain since it is not waterproof compared to the last lost SONY MP3 that I have.

I hope I can finally have the resources to buy a good waterproof sports music player and that I can have my kid resume with his violin lessons after we could repair his violin for some strings.

Good thing  there are online stores offering music equipment for some easy shopping.

Well - Coveted Running Shoes for 2012

# 1 Nike's Women Air Max+ ; Reference:
My second New Balance Stability Shoes are finally wearing out after a good number of long runs of every week over a span of  6 months.

So, I wish I can buy again a new pair of running shoes that shall offer the convenience, quality and comfort of midfoot running.

What then are the top running shoes this 2012?

The list is as follows:


1. .Asics Gel-Nimbus 14 T241N Men's $ 140

2.  Brooks Men's Adrenaline GTS 12 $ 110
3. Saucony Men's Kinvara 3 $100 


1. Nike's Women Air Max+ $ 170
2. Adidas' Adistar Ride 4W $145
3. New Balance NB Minimus MRoo $109

from Runner's World:

1.  Best Update: Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 14 $140
2.  Brooks Vapor 10 $90
3.  Asics GT 2170 $110
4.  Nike Zoom Vomero+ 7 $130
5. Brooks Ravenna 3 $100
6. Mizuno Wave Nexus 6 $95
7.  Asics Gel-Nimbus 14 $140
8. Brooks Defyance 5 $110
9. Karhu Forward 3 Fulcrum Ride $130
10. Asics Gel-Cumulus 14 $110

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

GenSan Mountan Trail Bike Fashion and More

photo source:

In my desire to improve my running endurance and to go for triathlon, I join my partner and the group of trail bikers to go off road and do fun trail biking. 

But, there shall be a biking competition this weekend and I could only show my anxiety and hesitation as I am only a newbie trail biker. 

I could only pray that I won't stumble or bump into another biker and pray that in spite of my possible tailing spot, I could finish the race from start to end.

So, I am planning to put on my compression suit,  sunglasses, mask, MP3 and arm sleeves and some first aid and hydration kit.

I  am pretty sure that there shall be a good number of attendees who would indeed compete or simply join it for fun. I'm quite sure these attendees would bring their own stress - relievers to include from   cigar retailers  among others.

I hope I can overcome my fear of downhill and traffic. I can only cross my fingers. 

Mr and Ms GenSan 2012 Crowned

Best in Festival Costume
photo credits: Orman Manansala 

the awardees
photo credits: Cids Bascon

Mary Elizabeth Eastes and Nasser Dyle Malaguiok  beat out other beauty aspirants as they stand out for their wits and personality as they were crowned as Ms and Mr Gensan 2012.

The 11th Ms and Mr Gensan posed the usual gallantry and elegance and while all these are typical attributes of the pageant, it continues to bring us into a different level of awe as this batch of aspirants was full of fun and tale.

So, congratulations to all winners and organizers.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Trail Biking Fashion

trail biking with GenSan bikers
As part of my cross training in running, I decided to bring my biking skills to the next level as I join trail biking in the mountain trails of SOCCSKSARGEN.

Since the biking would take for hours crossing creeks, rocky turfs, and hot weather, it could only be smart to wear the protective gear - helmet, hand globes, pads, mask, sunglasses and comfy apparel.

It is a relief though that we can  bring the trail bikes into the house and with earth - theme - inspired        basement carpet  to hide the dirt.

Trail running brings extra thrill and so does trail biking. So, make your trail biking fun and safe.

Star Magic Ball 2012

Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay wearing Francis Libiran

September 1, 2012 evening was a night of the beauty as Star Magic talents fill the red carpets with their gorgeous fits celebrating 20 years of Philippine entertainment.

A party program highlighted the night but the evening did not commence until the awarding the talents was realized. 

The winners are the following:

1) Transformer Award - Direk Jojo Saguin
2) It's More Fun with Star Magic Award - Abby Niesta
3) Hot Momma Award - Carmina Villaroel
4) Hot Papa Award - Gerald Anderson
5) Breakout Style Award - Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo
6) O+ Star of the Night Award - Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador
7) Moet and Chandon Fab Pair - Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon
8) MMS Box Office Star - Malou Santos
9) SMB (Super Mom and Bosing) - Tita Cory Vidanes
10) Jaw-Dropping Stunner Award - Bea Alonzo
11) Stand Out Star Award - Coco Martin
12) Prince and Princess of the Night (teen stars) - Julia Barretto and Julian Estrada
13) Sweetheart of the Night Award - Julia Montes
14) Couple of the Night - Kim Chiu and Xian Lim
15) Star Magic Icons Award - Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo