Earth Hour + Alodia’s Birthday Bash

It was late in the afternoon when my boyfriend and I decided to meet up with his cousin (Geym) and check out the ToyCon at Robinson’s Manila. Unfortunately, it took us so long to prep up and reach his cousin’s place. We also bought some fruits for Geym’s mom which took us some time.

In the end, we all decided to go to SM North Edsa instead of Robinson Manila. While checking out some iPad cases in CyberZone, we happened to see Alodia Gosiengfiao and her fans by the event area. Her birthday bash was already over by the time we came. We managed to take some photos though. Thanks to Geym for adjusting my DSLR manual settings and taking some photos for us.

Alodia Gosiengfiao (as Lina Inverse of DOTA)

Alodia Gosiengfiao (as Lina Inverse of DOTA) waving goodbye to her fans

Next stop was at Toy Kingdom. We just keep fooling around while Geym check out the toys. Then Earth Hour came.

Earth Hour @ SM North Edsa

Earth Hour @ SM North Edsa (Photo by Michael Uy)

Nothing so special about it except some lighted candles. Lol.

Some lights were still on and we managed to shop for flip flops at the SM department store. We were about to have dinner at Kangaroo Jack just when the restaurant closed. Too bad. We ended up eating at KBOP, Korean resto. I’ll blog about the food @ www.couplestrip.com

That’s it for now!

Yoga and Pilates Equipment

With lots of Yoga and Pilates equipment available online, one can simply purchase what they like and start their fitness routine at home. Some health enthusiasts prefer combining yoga and pilates exercises into one and they call it yoga pilates. This can still result to a flexible and complete work out.

Yoga helps the mind, body and spirit to work altogether thereby promoting personal harmony and individual healing. Pilates on the other hand aims to enhance the core muscles. One can use different equipment to ensure good result and a balance work out. Yoga kits and Yoga studio supplies can be found from health and wellness shops online.

Thera Band Stretch Strap

Thera Band Stretch Strap

Common exercise equiment for Yoga includes standard exercise ball, stability strainer, hand exerciser, flex bar and stretch strap. Since Yoga is more on stretching and balancing, investing on quality stretch traps can make a big difference. Thera Band Stretch Strap can improve your flexibility and range of motion. It supports many classic stretches and promotes dynamic stunts as well. So if you are a beginner, you can start with stretch strap.

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969)

Another commemorative doodle from Google:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This time, it’s to celebrate Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 126th birthday. He is a German architect and one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Mies is often associated with the aphorisms “less is more” and “God is in the details”. His designs mostly involved industrial steel and plate glasses.

Having Summer Fun!

There are lots of things you can do to enjoy this summer. You can go biking, swimming, traveling or even stay at home and play to make the most of your vacation. While kids would love to play and enjoy duncan yo yo, some of us grown ups would prefer hanging out with friends or simply watching movies at home.

As for me, I might go island-hopping with friends. I haven’t prepared my things yet but Ice confirmed that we’ll be going to the Hundred Islands! I’m so excited!
Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Philippines

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Juan Gris (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927)

Juan Gris Cubism Google Doodle

I know this is some kind of artwork but I just can’t figure it out. Probably it say’s GOOGLE just like the usual Google Doodle.

Upon checking the search results (after clicking that image) I’ve learned that it is some sort of “cubism”. An innovative artistic genre which made Juan Gris popular.

José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez a.k.a. Juan Gris was born on March 23, 1887 in Madrid. He spent most of his life painting and sculpting in France. He’s a Spanish designer and theorist and had several art exhibitions in Paris and Berlin.

Thanks Google for letting me appreciate his art!