Saturday, June 30, 2012


I am not a good runner, but I love doing it.. i love the rush it causes inside me.. the experience of sweating is like adding up time to my life’s hourglass.. and the sound of my breathing gives me that fire to push and go beyond my limits.

one of the first things I included in my bucketlist many years ago was to join a marathon.  I first joined the milo marathon in 2008.. for beginners like me, the 5k route felt like a full marathon already (im sure journeying james would not agree that 3k & 5k distances won’t make up the definition of a marathon)..  nonetheless, reaching the finish line was more than a great experience for me. 2009 Milo Marathon came and it was really fun to be running with via yang and Pilosopong Tasyo.  This time though, the finish line was not just a completion but a gift celebrated with people dear to me. i never saw myself running on a regular basis during those times, but I made sure I join if there were opportunities for it.

Until I decided to leave home and start a new life here in the metro.. I had no friends. Worst, I was like trapped in the past and in the memories of home.  Everything around me was lonely that I felt I needed to run non-stop to deviate myself from all the pain.  Aquaman advised me to start running.. and just keep running until it melts the negativities away.

Then I started to find comfort in every time I spent with running.. I was still alone but it started to fill me up in mysterious ways.  I was still lonely, but every finish line brought me to a different level of bliss. I then found myself joining more marathons.  I wasn’t into making my best time, rather, I just made sure I enjoyed each run I did. http://www.runningMYA

i consider my runs even more special because I get to take part with the causes they were made for.  Most, if not all runs are organized for a good cause. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone: I run and I help. Not to forget, I started to gain friends who were also into the sport which more or less allowed me to open my doors to building new friendships. it was becoming more like gifts given to me.

2012, I am happy that once again, ill be running my third milo marathon this july.  I am not actually too prepared for it, but just like any run that I do, ill do it for the cause and the happiness it shares with me.  I am really excited that this year’s milo marathon will mean more and more and more shoes for children who need one.  Just thinking of the happy faces of the children who would be receiving their shoes makes me want to cry happy tears while dancing around. I am just really thankful that there are so many generous souls ready to give their share.

I’m running the 21k distance and hopefully I complete it injury-free. It will be nearly two years now since I embraced running, and I am very happy to say that I have ran quite well.  I may not yet be whole right now, but I am definitely a lot better and stronger, in my heart, mind,  and spirit.

Running did not really teach me to forget what love is.  rather, it taught me to love more even if you are still broken.  i'll continue to run as i continue to heal.  because at the end of the day, just like reaching the finish line, letting go and moving on is not a sprint but a journey to be embraced. 

Ako si MYAngligaw, at ito ang kwento ko. What’s your running story?


Check out milo marathon website for more details

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


for people who really know me, i can definitely say that they will agree if i say that i am a hopeless romantic.. ok, let me correct that, they'd probably say i used to be one (so that means i'm no longer that girl they used to know)..

but truth is, i am still a hopeless romantic. although my friends would often see me grin every time i see lovers sticking too close like there's no more tomorrow, i still get that kilig moment once in a while.. :) i know that i'll always adore love letters, feel like heaven's so near with crazy nothings, and be in a nirvana like state whenever i'm asked for a slow dance.  i know that i can still go gaga over surprise poetry readings and feel like i'm the prettiest girl in the entire universe just because of a santan flower.  over and above those things, i will always believe in ever afters as i continue to see my parents still so in love with each other after almost 37 years.  that alone is enough for me to believe that there is really magic. that there is really such thing as one true love.

i am not in the mood to be bitter now (hehe)... you may be wondrin' what i am bubbling about here.. i came across a video of a wedding proposal over youtube last night. i loved it so much that i got caught up watching too many wedding proposals. i really enjoyed watching them that i even shed happy tears while watching some of them. (happy sigh), it was just really magical seeing people inlove.. here are some of my favorite videos..

they say every girls greatest dream is her wedding day.. but any girl who sees forever right before her eyes would definitely wear any gown and proceed to a wedding ceremony even right after a proposal.. :) and of course, who would say no if the whole america is there dancing and cheering! :)

and because i love dancing... this is an easy yes...

i instantly loved this video because the couple looks so cute together.. plus i also love mrt and lrt rides when its not too crowded... hai... love is all we need.. love love love..

although i don't really understand why the girl needed to stand on that cute green chair, i just saw a lot of respect from the guy and how much the girl really meant to her.. so cute... 

i super love watching this too... he loves angry birds, but he loves happy francisca more.. (double sigh).. :)

of course, there's the classic school rival love story... ateneo*la salle happily ever after..

hmmm... there's actually so much videos that will surely melt your heart.. but that's all for now.. its almost 1:00 am again..

see, Pilosopong Komikero and Mommy D, i am not the gringe and definitely not a happy zapper as you may be thinking.. i still believe in magic and love... don't i??

062612tuesday na pala.. :)