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Guinness World Record: 10.10.10 Run For Pasig

A once in a bluemoon event has set its Guinness World-Breaking record in the history, as Government, Showbiz, and Sectoral personalities joined the fun run with a theme “Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig” last October 10, 2010.
Which has its main vision of collecting funds for cleaning and betterment of Pasig River, nearby bodies of water and creeks as well.

This grand event can be said as one of main highlights of year 2010, aside from Inauguration of President Noynoy Aquino in Manila Grandstand, Venus Raj’s achievement in Ms. Universe happened in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now the “Run for Pasig”.

Celebrities mostly from ABS-CBN channel participated in the said event and also high-profile personalities like Vice President Jejomar Binay, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, his wife Ming Ramos, Pound for Pound King, Manny Pacquiao, El Shaddai Leader, Mike Belarde and one of P-noy’s sisters, Ballsy Cruz.

Breaking the previous record of “Bay to Breakers”, and now with estimated 116,000 runners not included those who were not registered that joined the race.

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One Dollar Fun

Last February 14, we treated ourselves for a while, despite of the fact that I’m on my way of recovery from Influenza. I don’t wanna stay home alone, together with my sickness so I decided to go with my friends, thankfully God helped me to convince my mom to let me go out.

She just left me 200 pesos (equivalent to 4 dollars I think, if I’m not mistaken). The plan was to rent a bicycle and roam around the Quezon city circle but it didn’t happen anyway.

We went into a mini amusement park near the place called “Circle of Fun”. Twenty pesos (or less than a dollar) for admission and fifty pesos (or exactly one- dollar) for admission plus two rides in any of general ads of the park.

Love the experience, though I haven’t enjoyed much of the rides yet the spirit of excitement and thrill was all there within me. I don’t want to talk about much of how my friends left their bags in my responsibility ( that I almost looked like a baggage man), shocks!!

At the end of the day, after the risky trip under the blazing sun, we’ve been all satisfied by the food courtesy by Tropical Hut (very affordable). LOve it!!

We don’t need to be so glamorous to enjoy life, we don’t even need to have alot of money to afford happiness.


Korean’s Domination

Korea (specifically in South Korea) is one of Asia’s largest sources of TV shows imported into many Chinese-speaking countries. However, unlike to other nations that patronized such Drama, Action, and Love story themed TV series, Philippines is bombarded of Korea’s hottest and most popular masterpieces. Despite of Filipino or Tagalog as the first and national language spoken in said country, English hasn’t been departed from Philippine vocabulary which seemed to be an advantage due to as part of curriculum since children enter school either preparatory or nursery level, English subject is always present. The point is, as Filipinos, who never understand Chinese, Mandarin, Fokien, or whatever, they still devote themselves to Korean world. Not to mention just on media but also in music industry, which seemed to be so hard to comprehend. Dubbing is very traditional to Philippine TV, since Mexican Telenovela arrived, Korean followed their steps.

Yes! Pinas is composed of several races, whenever someone tried to visit Quiapo Church and stores near the place, Muslims outnumbered Filipino store vendors in the street, yet in semi mall-like tiangges, Chinese or Intsik and the rest of the breed rule the place. Going to Divisoria, most especially in Tutuban and 168 malls, due to Chinatown near the area, approximately three-fourths of the store owners are Chinese. In addition to that, Arabians also called Bumbay contributed in giving a capital to most of Filipino vendors and hope for entrepreneurs.

I hope I could hear news from other countries that demand services and products from Philippines, too. You know, just give and take relationship between nations as a result of unity.