Monday, October 08, 2012

San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Yes, a new PR for me! Big smiley face.

Yes We Can

Oh my, I can't believe I've let this blog go for months!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

My computer's back

Got my computer back several days ago. Basically long story short, after two trips to the Apple store, I've got a new hard drive. What that means is, I've lost everything ~ all my data and fancy applications! No more iWork, Photoshop, Word and Excel! :-(

Good thing I backed up my documents to a portable drive before leaving Manila. So except for a week's worth of pictures, most of my data have been restored, phew!

Lesson learned from this:: regular backups via Time Machine. And, to buy Apple Care before the warranty is up.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

my computer is dead

argh! my mac conked out this afternoon. not happy about it at all considering it's less than a year old. i'm crossing my fingers I haven't lost my yosemite pictures - that would really suck if I did. taking it to the store tomorrow. hmmm, maybe I can upgrade to the air...

it was a great trip to yosemite. I did my long run, whopee. best of all, I stumbled on a family of deers - 7 of them! it was awesome just to watch them graze. i hope to post some pictures of them and the spectacular views of yosemite...

posted from an iPod touch.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

It's definitely springtime...

...because I can't stop sneezing
...the flowers are starting to bloom's still light outside and it's almost 7:30pm

Still jetlagged, I'm not tired but my hours of sleep hasn't yet normalized! Haven't unpacked yet ~ there's no place to put my stuff. My room has become everyone's dumping ground for storage. Argh! Thank god I'm still jobless, because it'll take some time to sort through all this junk. What makes it worse is that it's not even my stuff so I can't just throw them out.

Woke up past 2pm today and went out for a short and easy run. Way shorter than my planned 3 miles. It was an uninspired run, I didn't plan my route, I was sneezing, I was thirsty, there were cars... Aborted the run at 1.73mi rather than continue being miserable. This is not a good start to my marathon training! =(

Miles   ::1.73
Pace   ::11:35
Time   ::20:04

Hopefully it'll all change this weekend. Heading to Yosemite this Friday, whoopee! Looking forward to snowshoeing, biking, hiking, and crossing my fingers, doing my long run for the week, an 8miler. Hmmn, can I fit this all in four days???

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Layover in HK

Hi there! Currently in HK for a 3 hour layover before continuing on to SF. I only had a few hours sleep last night, I am so tired. Keeping my fingers crossed that there won't be any screaming babies around me on the long flight...

Just saw a friend's online album of my going away dinner party. My gad, I couldn't stop laughing! I wish I could share it in this space, but there are some people who won't like it... :-) To my friends who came to the despedida party, I shall miss you guys!!! You made my stay in Manila so unforgettable. You guys are the best!

It still hasn't hit me that I am moving back to the Bay Area. But I'm sure once I near SF, my heart will pound with excitement. As many more adventures await.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...

...well not quite, but I'm almost there. Sunday is the big day, so I'm making the most of my time left.

These four boxes are currently on its way to Oakland by ship...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Holy weekend in Tagaytay

A fantastic view of Taal lake and volcano

It was a lazy 3 days and two nights at my Tito's place in Tagaytay. The weather was cool enough to wear a light sweater, a welcome change from Manila and Boracay.

I was content just sitting around the dinner table the entire time chatting with the family. I finally tackled organizing my Australia pictures. That was a time suck, whittling down 4,000+/- shots to 810. And I'm not close to done yet, I'd like to get it to under 500! But that can wait.

Cholesterol loading Filipino breakfast. Longanisa, corned beef, pork and beans, fried fish, fried eggs and fried rice. That's a lot of fried stuff!

I had a 2hr massage from Della, my tita's masseuse, who joined us for the weekend. Man, that girl is strong, sometimes to the point of oww! As in, it hurts so good, if you know what I mean. She worked on my shoulders until the knots disappeared, and my legs felt like jelly when she was done. Ahh, she'd be good after a long distance run...

Isn't this girl a cutie?

My 12 year old nephew whupped my ass in wii tennis. Apparently, form doesn't count for much in wii, it's all about the wrist. :-( But it was payback time when I beat my 8 year old godson in Boggle :-) Ha ha, I'll take my wins anywhere I can. On another note, I taught my cousins and godson how to solve Sudoku puzzles. I think I've got them hooked.

Look at that kid dance!

It was a good weekend. Topping it off, we were greeted by two butterflies hovering around the trellis as we were leaving. It was said that the butterflies were my grandparent's spirit saying their hellos. :-)