Friday, February 26, 2010

on Work out and Rice Separation

“If only loosing weight is as easy as smoking a cigarette minus all the Lung Cancer, emphysema, all the ugly side effect. Then the world would be a better place ~Dhon

This is the one thing that stuck in my head since after 2 hours of workout (after quitting for about a week)
Since me and tart had already booked a trip to boracay this SUMMER (may) we are currently in the process of ending our love affair with RICE and its carbohydrate rich family and its Trans – fat relatives.

We have roughly around a month to trim down to a “Summer Acceptable” body structure!

It’s only been day 2 and the rice separation is killing me and Oh did I mention my family usually likes to grill in the weekends... Try eating grilled fish (Bangus/Milk fish or fresh salt water fish) or Pork with no rice! No FUN at all!

Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HSBC Thank you! for the GC

Today I just got another Mail from HSBC.
I was a little hesitant at first it could be another mail reminding me about my charges.
I soooo don’t want to ruin my day…
Anyways since it was addressed to me, I opened it anyways at the same time saying a silent prayer asking

“I hope this is a mail were in they tell me a Young handsome millionaire (Who has a lot of money to spare) just paid off my debt. In a random act of kindness” like in the movies.

Well too bad it wasn’t! Shucks!

But it was still a GOOD NEWS! 
HSBC has just given me 2 KFC GC for a free chicken meal (Wow! Free Lunch!)

It seems that they were tracking my transaction for the whole month of January.. 
Since January was also the time i promised myself to spend wisely (Project: Save for a rainy Day)
my transaction was low! they should have tracked my December Purchases i bet ill have a dozen of these.

It might not be what I asked for but it sure beats getting a Reminder Mail.

So… anyways!

Thank you HSBC

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chit Chat Chatter

Moral Lesson: 
Exercise caution when chatting on chat sites! You will never know what BIG surprise is installed for you…

Oh and I am starting to agree with the age old saying “the apple does not fall far form the tree.”

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines from Dhon

I would like to share my favorite quote from Will and Grace.
Both of them read this passage when they attended a civil union ceremony.
When I first heard it, it instantly became my daily affirmation.
Its actually a very powerful passage and we should all make this a daily affirmation.

When I'm feeling like there's no love coming to me...
And I have no love to give...
When I'm feeling separated from the world...
And cut off from myself...
When I'm feeling annoyed by every little thing...
Because I'm not getting what I want..
I'll remember that there is an infinite amount of love available to me.
And I'll see it in you.
I'll remember that I am complete within myself...
So I'll never have to look to you to complete me.
And most of all, I'll remember that everything I really need I already have, and whatever I don't have will come to me when I'm ready to receive it.



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Free Massage from Hapuhap Wellness Spa

I just received very exciting news today! Remember my Blog about HAPUHAP Wellness SPA.
The management of hapuhap has just sent me a message through my facebook account.

Hapuhap sent you a message.
Subject: free massage

Thank you so much for the blog dhon, text me when you would like to have your free massage!

Not only that, Xavier (one of the owners of hapuhap) called me just to make sure I was able to receive their message.

Thank you so much xave! 

My theme this weekend will be DETOXIFY!

Also, feel free to drop by newly created blog site..

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am Number 44

I was surprised and shocked at the same time. I was included in the search for the 100 Most Handsome Pinoy Bloggers for 2010..

I am Number 44

I found myself laughing out loud at my station after 3 hours of grueling work out. Sure beats drink pain medication for my sore muscles. Like they say! Laughter is the best Medicine.

Friday, February 5, 2010


As I was browsing through my regular bookmarked pages and checking my twitter for updates.
I came across a tweet saying “loving the cover page of Vanity Fair, The NEW HOLLYWOOD.  Being an avid Vanity Fair reader, I checked their website ( and I too loved it.

They named the Cover: 

photos from Vanity

From left: Carey Mulligan (dress by J. Mendel, earrings by Lee Angel), Kristen Stewart (dress by Blumarine, shoes by Pedro Garcia, watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre), Abbie Cornish (dress by Dior, shoes by Aldo, earrings by David Yurman, bracelet by Cartier), Mia Wasikowska (dress by Luisa Beccaria, earrings by David Yurman), Amanda Seyfried (dress by Chado Ralph Rucci, earrings by Beladora), Rebecca Hall (dress by Dior, shoes by Vera Wang, earrings by Beladora), Emma Stone (dress by J. Mendel, shoes by Manolo Blahnik, earrings by David Yurman), Evan Rachel Wood (dress by Dior, earrings by Cartier, bracelet by David Yurman), and Anna Kendrick (dress by J. Mendel, shoes by Pedro Garcia, earrings by Beladora, ring by David Yurman)

There has been a series of feedbacks in the blog world regarding diversity and being race bias. I am still at shock that when we see all white people in a cover it already screams RACIST!  I really don’t get! I though we all grew out of that mentality already.
What Vanity Fair was trying to point out is that these actresses (or at least some of them) will be the next big thing in Hollywood

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Parklane Hotel's Aquamarine Fitness and Wellness Gym

I have scouted the city looking for an affordable gym that has all the equipments I need, instructors and close to were I work.

Parklane Hotel's Aquamarine Fitness and Wellness Gym is one of my top choices; it’s conveniently located near AYALA CENTER CEBU and it’s a walking distance to my workplace (Ayala Business Park).

Personally I think all of us have this goal for the first quarter of the year to loose those excess pounds that we gained over the holiday period. Yes! I am guilty of indulging myself last December, Who can blame me and I know most of you guys can relate. We have like a bunch of reunions; from elementary, high school, to college, previous company and the list goes on. Part of the said reunion is of course eating out, coffee and alcoholic beverages.

Not to mention, SUMMER is here! So I am sure you made some new year’s resolutions that includes going to the GYM. Basing on the list that I had created, Yap! I did.

Aquamarine Fitness and Wellness Gym is located on the 4th floor of the Hotel conveniently right beside their pool and some restaurants. They have all the amenities that you need for your work out.

Monthly: 1500 (unlimited use of gym, pool and Jacuzzi)
Current Program: 2+1
If you apply for two months you get one month for free.

For more information you can contact them at the following info:

Cebu Parklane International Hotel

Manila Office: UG 10 143 Alfaro Place, Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227 Philippines
Tel. No: (632) 812-9984

CEBU OFFICE: Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Escario St., Cebu City , Philippines
Trunkline: 63-32 411-7000 Reservations: 63-32 232-9079 Fax: 63-32 412-2510/ 231-1595

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a moment is the answer to all of lifes mysteries

a moment is the answer to all of lifes mysteries!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Any of those lines sound familiar to you? You might have said it or wrote it to someone you love.

You got it right. LOVE …its February, the so called love month

Thanks to Clarence a.k.a the jaded knight, he introduced me to this clip in you tube entitled MAHAL KITA KASI by Nicole HIYALA. Its basically a song that combines the cheesiest lines you can think of to either express or explain LOVE..

Anyways.. enjoy!

Mahal Kita Kasi
by Nicole Hyala

Bangin ka ba? Kasi
Nahuhulog na ako sa ’yo, naman kasi
Unggoy ka ba? Kasi
Sumasabit ka sa puso ko, naman kasi
Pustiso ka ba? Kasi
You know I can’t smile without you
Pagod na pagod na ako
Maghapon ka na kasing tumatakbo sa isipan ko
Kasi naman kasi

Mahal kita
Bagay tayong dalawa
Papicture nga
Para mapadevelop kita
Hindi tayo tao, hindi rin tayo hayop
Bagay tayo, bagay talaga

Papupulis kita, kasi
Ninakaw mo ang puso ko, naman kasi
Kuto ka ba? Kasi
Palagi ka sa ulo ko
Naman kasi
Apoy ka ba? Kasi
Alab-alab I love you

Magsalbabida ka nga
Kasi baka malunod ka sa pag-ibig ko
Kasi naman kasi

Mahal kita
Bagay tayong dalawa
Papicture nga
Para mapadevelop kita
Hindi tayo tao, hindi rin tayo hayop
Bagay tayo, bagay talaga

Kamukha mo si Papa P, Papa P (Ding Dong)
P Papa P, Papa P
P Papa P, Papa P (Dingdong)

Exam ka ba, kasi
Sasagutin kita agad-agad, naman kasi
Drugs ka ba? Kakaadik ka kasi, kasi, naman kasi
Kulangot ka ba? You’re really really hard to get
Posporo ka ba? E di posporo rin ako
Para match
Kasi naman kasi
Mahal kita
Bagay tayong dalawa
Papicture nga
Para mapadevelop kita

Hindi tayo tao, hindi rin tayo hayop
Bagay tayo, bagay talaga

Pustiso ka nga, kasi
I really really can’t smile without you.


AYALA ACTIVE ZONE; Ayala center cebu’s latest addition to it already magnificent mall is a great news to all those who are into SPORTS and healthy lifestyle. It’s an all SPORTS, all WELLNESS lifestyle center.

This use to be the entertainment center, but since the recent renovation that gave way to the terraces.
Most of the food and dinning stores were move to the terraces.

Active zone mainly compose of stores that sells sports apparel, gears and accessories, like NIKE, ADIDAS, PUMA, and a lot more.
I like this set up since prior to going back to the gym after 48 years I needed new gears like shoes and gym bags. I was able to visit active zone and I was amaze at all the wide selection of sports apparel both LOCAL and International.

So for all those sports enthusiast and GYM RATS in CEBU come and visit the ACTIVE ZONE!

Photos from: SINJIN.PH

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad U1

With the release of the new IPAD (Tablet), it raised the bar higher in terms of technology and Gadget chic!
While some techies are still weighing the gadget’s
Pros and Con’s in an endless debate either over print, blog or video medias. I discovered a very chic laptop that for me might be a competition with the IPAD.

It’s the
Lenovo ThinkPad U1,

Main Feature
: Removable Screen (They call it the tablet)

The tablet is 1.6 pounds with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB DDR1 RAM, and 16GB SSD. The dock itself is 3.8 pounds with Intel Core2 Duo U4100 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and 128GB SSD.

Personally, I am not a gadget person or what they call a tech wizard!, but being a consumer i simply go for style, easy to carry and it has to be a need. No use buying an expensive gadget if i am just going to use it once a decade (don't you agree?)
If I were to choose, I would go for this one! This will definitely put me in the spotlight (if in case i own one) . Of course having the
IPAD is a dream come true. Which might render your Laptop obsolete (in the near future); I would rather have a gadget that can be use as a laptop and a Tablet at the same time.

Check out Lenovo's New Product Showcase Website.. SHOP.LENOVO.COM


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