“I wanted kicks ― the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world ― and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.”
– Anthony Bourdain, A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
Anthony Bourdain has been an inspiration for me in so many ways. I’ve always enjoyed watching his programs. He was a gastronomic genius and a traveler. Because of him, I dared myself to go beyond my comfort zone and try new adventures without any reservations. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain | Librophila”
When watching 127 Hours, I was absolutely mesmerized by Ralston’s predicament. (It didn’t hurt that Ralston was portrayed by James Franco and the movie directed by Danny Boyle.) After watching the film, I wanted to get the full story about what Ralston had experienced.
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The Enhanced Community Quarantine has been extended until May 15, 2020 in Metro Manila (Philippines), meaning we’re going to be stuck in our houses for another 15 days.
While remaining inside is a good way to protect yourself and your family from getting COVID-19 and is an important practice to help “flatten the curve” of daily cases in our country or world-wide. It could lead to something lesser evil: boredom.
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*** Picture heavy post – mostly Cliff and I’s faces so… Enjoy? 😀
Last Sunday, Cliff and I were invited to this activity called the Friendship Power Kembot, a running event organized by the Fabulous Running Divas to build a sense of comradery among the running community. To those who cannot understand Tagalog, ‘kembot’ means to shake the hips (but don’t take it literally). 😛 The route has a combination of rough road, pavement and trails that went constantly uphill and downhill. It is said to be a 21km trail starting form Silang, Cavite and back via the infamous Cardiac Hill in Laguna.
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Is having a running buddy really necessary? Think of it as having someone to share your training with.. Someone to keep you accountable and vice versa. Especially in the morning when it is impossible to get up at 4:00 AM because your bed is too comfortable but you have no choice but to get up because you have to keep to your arranged time to run (just so you know, I am not a morning person). Having a buddy also provides extra protection from those wishing to cause you harm. I have a chaotic work schedule and sometimes I run at night. So what qualities should I look for and how do I get one?