I have been an avid PacSafe user ever since 2008. I have gone through a number of PacSafe products from the CarrySafe pouch, two generations of PacSafe Wallets (up to the RFID versions), Camera bags like the CamSafe Venture V12 Sling Bag and V16 Sling Pack and the handy CarrySafe 100 camera strap. It’s amazing to see how their Anti-Theft products has evolved in terms of functionality and design. Now I’m glad they are expanding and is more accessible by finally having their own flagship store at the ground floor of Glorietta 5 in Makati. A first also on the global scale for the brand.
Never underestimate the distance. That’s one of the few lessons I learned running the 11k trail run at the recently held The North Face 100 PH in Benguet. After running the 12k trail at the Salomon Xtrail in Subic a couple of weeks before, I thought it would be easier for me to get a better time here. My goal for this 11k run was to finish strong, at least on the upper half on the overall ranking. I never thought that this shorter would challenge me that much though.
Recently I was saddened to read the news that more than half of the Great Barrier Reef are at high risk of dying off because of severe bleaching. And what’s disheartening is, it is 175 times likelier triggered by human-caused climate change. If we’re not careful much of our reefs in our country could suffer the same fate. That is why Human Nature, a local manufacturer of natural personal care products, initiated the first Save Our Seas Coastival dubbed #SOSCoastival in San Juan, La Union. It’s a day of gathering like minded individuals with the passion for caring for our environment and spreading awareness on how we can practically contribute on preserving environment by choosing eco-friendly products in our daily lives.
I just realized that this is my 3rd participation in the Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas. This 2016, Salomon brings us to where they started the annual tradition sharing trail love which is at the mountain and hills of Subic Bay. I wasn’t there when they debuted the race so it was an amazing opportunity to see why they chose to go back at Subic, Zambales. I really liked the coastal trails and views of the previous trail runs at Hamilo Coast and Anvaya Cove so I was excited to see how the forest trails fare as I heard it’s quite technical. Four categories again for Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas 2016 – the 6km and 12km Road to Trail Run and the 24km and 32km Mountain Run. I decided to stick with the 12km Road to Trail Run as I wanted to get better time from last year and second I didn’t have a long preparation.
Family travel need not be complicated when planning. I’ve had my share of planning trips with family and relatives and it can be troublesome at times really. The Travel Club, the pioneering travel-related specialty shop in the country for two decades thinks it need not be a hassle. The Mad About Travel 2016, is an event brought to you by The Travel Club, bringing together travel agencies, establishments and eats in one place to better organize travel plans. The event also showcases products the store carries for ease and comfort of travel. Now on its third and final leg, Mad About Travel 2016 promises to offer great deals, fun and prizes until this weekend March 4–6, 2016.
It’s the time of the year again when we get to decide which journal we’ll have for the coming year. It’s such a crucial choice as it would be our constant companion for the rest of the 365 days. Most of the time, my usual compact moleskines would do but there is something about having a large journal where there’s enough space to write down random thoughts, doodle or even paste in random items on the pages itself. There are so many to choose from but like this year, it would seem I would settle on Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s the 2016 Giving Journal for my large journal. Here are some of the reasons why I chose this one to spend some of my time to collect stamps (and add calories) to collect.