Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Party Fashion, Safety Tips and More

As soon as December comes in, we are invited to countless reunions, holiday parties, and endless shopping and dining that we sometimes overlook our safety, health, diet and lifestyle in general.

Bloggers' Party
 So, experts advice us to observe safety and healthy drinking or / and dining as we join our friends and loved ones in our countless holiday parties.

Try the following party and safety tips:

Fashion Tips:

  • Observe dress code as you join parties;
  • Pick happy colors like red or green ( or any themed color)
  • Bring extra beauty first - aiders like wipes for spilled drinks, or tissue papers for make - up blotches from all the fun;
  • Bring extra lingerie or toiletries  just in case you need to sleep over at your friend's place if you are so drank up to go home;
  • Have fun and groove with the party music and beats but be conscious of your apparel like if your tube dress has exposed more skin than needed. 

Safety Tips:
  • Lock your place  should you need to go out and leave your home alone;
  • Unplug all unused appliances to avoid fire and unnecessary electricity expenses.
  • Don't drive if you have drunk alcoholic beverages;
  • Never take or leave drinks unseen as party drugs may be used in your drinking glasses.
  • Inform your family of your whereabouts.
Health Tips:

  • Limit your alcoholic drinks;
  • Limit your food intake  as too much of anything is isn't good; 
  • Watch out for anything from food to other triggers  that may lead to your allergy attacks or other health concerns;
  • Don't miss your exercise for all the extra calories earned this holidays.
Holidays are for fun but these should not mean compromising our health and safety. So, MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND A BLESSED 2014.

SOX Bloggers' Beauty Pageant - Themed Christmas Party

The SOX Bloggers @ Year - End Party
We had super fun last night as we my blogging family had once again convened to celebrate one year of friendship and good works!
the Ladies after their pageant ramp

So, to make the Christmas party more fun, we had a beauty - pageant - inspired event where attendees should ramp and greet using the country's language  they represented.

My husband and I had to greet in Polish for Poland and Tamil for Sri Lanka as others had to speak in another foreign language.

Top winners were Ms India and Mr Hongkong

Fashion and Gadgets (Not) Allowed in Triathlon

athletes in run - bike - run duathlon race
 Triathlon is one tough multi - sports race and quite strict too with the standards set for the three  successive events - swimming, biking and running.

Triathlon has been gaining popularity since 1980s and it has been well embraced by different races and age brackets just to see how their endurance would bring to finish line in one piece.

I recently completed my novice triathlon, and joined firsthand in a sprint triathlon but only in the run leg. And, from the race briefings held and actual race, triathlon is no joke to attend to.
triathletes in bike leg
So, since this multi - sport demands months of training, you have to get used to training only with the gadgets and accessories allowed.

The gadgets or accessories allowed are only the ones used for actual race. The following is the basic list:

- goggles
- swim cap

- helmet
- sunglasses
- hand gloves

- running shoes

completing my mini - sprint triathlon
While we may be used to training with music player, unfortunately, other gadgets like music player  is not allowed. This is for the fact  that music player may be too loud enough to hear race warnings that may compromise the triathletes.

But, after the race, savor your winning moment as you join your fellow triathletes in a post - race party with all the music, food and beer, cheers and yells for medals and finisher's goodies among others.

So, before you join any triathlon competition, make sure to know  the race essentials and what shouldn't be brought otherwise it may mean disqualification.

Train well for your upcoming triathlon but be safe and have super fun. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Triathlon Fashion Trouble

completing the last leg of triathlon
I had trained harder than I should be as I  felt inadequate in my swimming. So, from the last two months prior to race day, I had to swim practically everyday including getting used to swimming in deep pool.

I had to rest also from running as I felt the leg strain from the last trail run. So, during race day, I had harder time running as I wore my extra - small triathlon suit that is one size smaller that it should be.  This made my running a struggle as I could hardly breathe.  I had used that extra small  triathlon suit only in swimming and biking but never in a three - event practice. So, wearing a triathlon suit not used during a practice is a major mistake.

Team General Santos City Novice Triathletes
So, when you need to compete, wear only triathlon suit and accessories that you had tried during training to avoid any mishap!

PS: I landed 3rd from the Overall Women's category with 35 seconds behind the champion..

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why You Should Buy Only the Original Music Players

I recently purchased a low - end music player to at least make my long hours of training less boring. However, in a span of 1 week use, the unit has gone bad.  I was thinking that I was only wrong with my charging time.

I had to report the incident and was glad that I got a replacement but the incident  happened as the 2nd replacement was also defective.

my old  lost SONY mp3
This along with the three (3) other cheap music players I have had expired and gone to waste. It made me wish that I had not lost my original SONY mp3, I could have saved all the bucks for buying cheap ones.

So, the next time, you wish to save and be practical about music players and other music equipment or gadgets  go for authentic and new ones to assure you of quality standards, better performance and worth of your hard earned penny.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tshirts: Yolanda Fund Raising

ABS - CBN Statement Shirts for Yolanda Victims
In the onslaught of  Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, the death toll has now reached over 5000 with more than a thousand of still missing persons with billions of property losses and more.

In this time of Christmas holiday, the entire nation and the whole world can only grieve more for the families who have lost their loved ones unexpectedly.

The support is indeed overwhelming as cash and good donations through the government agencies like DSWD and other private entities have asked for help.

As our own little way of rebuilding the lives of the afflicted, fund raising activities like selling of shirts is already a big help.

Let us all help the affected families of  Typhoon Yolanda, so, they can resume to their normal life again.