Author: ivanpa3ck

The sad truth is that there are some people who would only be there for you as long as you have something they need. When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave.

The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on.

We rarely lose friends and lovers. We just gradually figure out who our real ones are. #Pinterest

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Syncrunize – Test Your Wits. Challenge Your Limits.

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ARCA South is hosting a mobile app integrated adventure run with SyncRUNize on September 19, 2015. This a one-of-a-kind race. Participants here will have to get directions from a downloadable mobile app, and even solve puzzles from the app as well as surpass the physical challenges before they can get to the next checkpoint. Racers will first have to download the exclusive SyncRUNize mobile app available on Google Play and iOS.

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We have partnered with Guerilla Race, Hero Foundation, The North Face, Fox and Oculus for the endurance challenges and Go Go Hunt for the mobile app driven mental challenges. It promises to be a memorable adventure run like no other. As the partner-beneficiary of the event, the Help Educate and Rear Orphans (HERO) Foundation, part of the proceeds from SyncRUNize will serve as educational aid to the children of soldiers incapacitated or killed in the line of duty.

Racers can compete as individuals or as teams of four. They will get a chance to win P90,000 worth of cash and prizes for individual and group winners. At the end of the race, participants can celebrate their victory at Sync City, where they can enjoy the interactive booths and the food market.

Registration for SyncRUNize is available on http://www.arcasouth.ph or in Chris Sports branches nationwide until September 18, 2015.

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ARCA South is accessible through the city’s major thoroughfares. They can take East Service Road in Taguig from C5 or the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Parking is available at the event area.

Shuttle services will be offered to participants on September 19. Pick-up and drop-off points will be in Tower 1, Ayala Avenue in Makati, TriNoma in Quezon City and Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa. A minimum fee of P30 per roundtrip will be charged. Participants can sign up and reserve their seats via SMS or email.

Individual registration is at P1,100 while Group registration of 4 pax to form a team is at P990 per person. Each participant will get a race kit with a SyncRUNize singlet, race bib, cell phone splash-proof pouch and exciting prizes from sponsors. The participants must at least be 7 years old to join the SyncRUNize run.

Will participants need to have their mobile phones with them?

Yes. Participants will need their smartphones running on iOS or Android with them throughout the SyncRUNize course.

From August 28 to September 19, race day, the SyncRUNize app will be available for download on Google Play. The iOS version will be available from September 18 to 19.

We advise participants to charge their phones to full power and bring a charger, extra battery or power bank that they can stow in their racing kits.

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Will the SyncRUNize app run even when the smartphone’s mobile data is off?

The race course will have an online and offline version. People can run through the course without the need of internet however they must sync in their results at the end of the race. Wifi access will be available for all participants at the finish line.

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PRIZES:
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First Place – PHP15,000.00 in cash and prizes
Second Place – PHP8,000.00 in cash and prizes
Third Place – PHP6,000.00 in cash and prizes

INDIVIDUAL
First Place – PHP8,000.00 in cash and prizes
Second Place – PHP5,000.00 in cash and prizes
Third Place – PHP3,000.00 in cash and prizes

At the end of the run, visitors and participants can head for Sync City to enjoy the interactive booths and the food market.

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Soleus Run for the Aspins 2015

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The Soleus Run for the Aspins aims to raise funds to help PART in sustaining a decent living condition for all the dogs under their care and give them a second chance to life.
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But the main thrust of this race is to spread the vision of PART and that is to effect change in society by raising awareness about dog cruelty and abuse, promote responsible pet ownership and spread compassion for animals.
From simple animal neglect to extreme cases such as illegal dog fight gambling and dog meat consumption, we strongly believe that this is a battle worth fighting for.
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Soleus Run for the Aspins welcomes not only foreign-bred dog, but as well as the local or mixed-breeds, offering distances for both solo runners and dog with their handler (owner or trainor).
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For the dog lovers without a companion dog, there will be 10K and 15K categories for them, while the human-and-dog tandem participants may stroll through the route of the 2K Dog Walker or chaperone their cuddly companion at the 600-m Dog Parade category.

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REGISTRATION FEES & RACE KIT INCLUSION
15K RACE CATEGORY Registration Fee: P900
10K RACE CATEGORY Registration Fee: P800

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Race Kit Inclusion:
Technical Race Shirt
Race Bib
Finisher’s Medal
Event Loot Bag

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2K RACE – Owner & Dog Registration Fee: P700
600M DOG PARADE – Owner & Dog Registration Fee: P700

Race Kit Inclusion:
Technical Race Shirt
Race Bib
Finisher’s Medal
Event Loot Bag
Dog Bandana

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The Technical Race Shirt from Soleus

Run For The Aspins Finisher Medals

Medals for 15k, 10k and 2k and 600 meter

Run For The Aspins Dog Bandana

The Run for Aspin Dog Bandana for Dogs only

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SPECIAL BUNDLED CATEGORIES for THE SAME HUMAN PARTICIPANT

15K Solo + 2K Dog Walker OR 600M Dog Parade**
Registration Fee: P1250 (P900 + P350)

Race Kit Inclusion:
One Technical Race Shirt
Race Bib*
15K Finisher’s Medal + 2K or 600M Finisher’s Medal
Event Loot Bag

10K Solo + 2K Dog Walker OR 600M Dog Parade**
Registration Fee: P1150 (P800 + P350)

Race Kit Inclusion:
One Technical Race Shirt
Race Bib*
10K Finisher’s Medal + 2K or 600M Finisher’s Medal
Event Loot Bag

* single bib for bundled categories; additional sticker on bib for dog category

RACE MAPS

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BANK DEPOSIT
1. Download, fill-up, and sign the appropriate registration forms (runner/handler registration form and dog registration form).
2. Take a photo or scan the deposit slip and accomplished registration forms.
3. E-mail the scanned copies to: soleusR4dA@gmail.com with subject: Run for the Aspin – .
Bank Details:
BPI Current Account
Account Name: Rundezvous Inc.
Account Number: 2431-0082-14

ONLINE
Registration may be done online via this link too.

ASSEMBLY & GUN START SCHEDULE
ASSEMBLY TIME: 30 Minutes before the gun start at the line corral

GUN START TIME
15K Distance – 5:15AM**

10K Distance – 5:30AM**

2K Dog Race – 7:00AM (in waves)

600M Dog Parade – 7:15AM (in waves)

** flag-raising protocol between 5:55 to 6:00 AM on Sundays

“Our race does not define us, and their breed doesn’t define them.” – Philippine Animal Rescue Team

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The Diana Stalder Experience: My Favorite Toner

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So… I have been MIA the past week, but that’s because I was working on a mini diet combination with the help of Diana Stalder Cafe, which I am excited to share, but I can’t yet. But, expect something really nice next month cos’ I really worked hard for that! Haha! My tongue is itching to spill the beans! Patience, patience..

But for the mean time, here’s another experience in my skincare adventure up for a review! I’ve been using this toner for two months now, after that I conclude that I will stick with it. If you read my blog previously, you would notice how I put extra effort in minimizing my pores. It is still a work in progress, and I’m glad I am slowly finding the products that does their magic for the said problem area. Now let me welcome you to Diana Stalder Acne Solution Toner which in my opinion can be used everyday!

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Whew! (Gasps for breath!) That was long! I’ve been using this on and off for about 2 months already. On and off because, when I try other skincare products, I would stop using the others from my ‘basic’ routine just so I can review it properly. If you use this religiously, this big bottle would last you 1 month. Imagine kung ilan na ang nabili ko kasi nagustuhan ko talaga. So far, there is still 1/4 from the bottle left as of time being haha.

RAVES:

It is suitable for all skin types.
Non-drying. You don’t get that squeaky feel like other toners give. You know that feeling like all the moisture just got stripped down from your face after using? It isn’t like that at all.
Prevents my acne prone skin from breaking out.
It has a lot of uses aside from being a toner per se, which I enumerated above already.
Very affordable!
Doesn’t sting and doesn’t break me out.. Oh! I just said that countless times already.
It isn’t harsh, or too strong. It doesn’t contain much chemicals in it which is a good thing IMO since complicated ingredients complicate my skin as well. I guess my skin just likes things to be simple in order for it, not to break out.

AVAILABILITY: Any Diana Stalder branches.

THE VERDICT:

Would I recommend this? HELL YEAH! This is actually my HG toner up to date. I mentioned a while ago that I use this on and off when I try out other products. I do that to review products properly, usually for a month or so just to see how other products work. But, out of all the other skin care things that I keep coming back to, THIS is one of the few. Right now, my skincare consists of Diana Stalder Tea Tree Soap as my facial soap and Tea Tree Facial wash from Body Shop which is given by my Mom then Dina Stalder Acne Solution Toner then I moisturize with Diana Stalder aloe vera gel.

Have you used this toner? I’d love to know how you feel about it!

Run 4Health Research

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Race at a Glance
What: Run 4Health Research
When: August 9, 2015, 5:00 AM
Where: CCP Complex (Sunken Parking, Jalandoni St.) in Pasay City

Distances: 3k, 5k and 10k

Presented by: Philippine Commission for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) / The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Council of Health Research and Development (COHRED) – Great Minds At Work and Streetwise PR and Events Management.

“For this reason, the council is organizing a fun run, the “R4R (Run 4 Health Research)” to promote the upcoming Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health which the Philippines through the PCHRD will be hosting in partnership with the Council of Health Research and Development. The objective of this promotional event is to disseminate information and raise the awareness of the citizens in the international strategies and innovations in health research relevant to public service and national development.” – PCHRD Executive Director Dir. Jaime Montoya

Race Categories:
3k350.00
5k400.00
10k500.00

*Includes race kit and race bib, runner’s certificate and medal will be given after the race.

Singlet:

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Prizes:

10k:

1st place – P5,000
2nd place – P3,000
3rd place – P2,000
5k:

1st place – P4,000
2nd place – P3,000
3rd place – P2,000
3k:

1st place – P3,000
2nd place – P2,000
3rd place – P1,000

Registration Sites:

a. Max’s Restaurant Harbour Square
b. CCP Complex, Pasay City
c. Mabuhay Restop, Rizal Park, Manila from 6:00am-6:00pm
d. Rm 403 Puso ng Maynila Building, Mabini St., Ermita, Manila

Expect some Raffle prizes and giveaway for the runners sponsored by Unisilver TIME watch, New Market Link Pharmaceutical Corporation, Pocari Sweat, Universal Rubina Corporation, Nissin, Nova, Dynamite, C500, at Great Taste.

For Inquiries and Questions you can call or text this number (02) 498-0330, (+63917-3630004) and follow their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Run4HealthReasearch

The Diana Stalder Experience: Episode 5 “My Skin’s Rest Day”

10546986_892891194078374_888284225427893668_oMy 5th visit. Its weekend and its time to visit my therapist in Diana Stalder in Megamall. Last time my skin peeled was Friday morning and at the same day when I woke up around afternoon, I decided to go back to my routine which is to wash my face with my favorite soap – Diana Stalder TEA TREE SOAP. As in I super love that soap. So gentle on my face and that soap really gave me a guarantee that I won’t have a red spot or irritations after using it. Panalo na sulit pa!

Moving on, I arrived in Megamall branch around 3:00pm and I was introduced right away to my new therapist, Ms. Jo because my therapist – Ms Vangee is on her rest day. I lay myself inside the room and she started cleaning my face and moisturizing it after cleaning for the preparation of steaming my face.
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After the steaming which I think a bit quick but it gave me ample time to rest and nap, Ms Jo told me that the next procedure will be pricking. Narelax ako face ko sa pag prick ni Ms Jo sa face ko. Magaan ang kamay nya or baka wala na sya masyado makuha dirt sa face ko. I assume.

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As always, the only adjective I can think off kapag nasa Diana Stalder Megamall branch ako and inside that specific room is CALM. I am calm and relax. I can also say that I am at home with that room. I can’t deny that the background music helps a lot too for me to be relax and calm. Tamang tama din ang coldness ng aircondition and most of all I love the lighting of the room. Sa blog kong to, ngayon ko lang pala nadescribe yung feeling ko sa room na 4 times ko na lagi pinupuntahan. These are the reasons why I love visiting Diana Stalder especially the Megamall branch.
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At the end of my session, there is no peeling solution applied to my face. It is because for my skin to have a rest from peeling and prepare for the next step, according to my therapist which is the Diamond Peel. I enjoyed my treatment last weekend because of the relaxation I encountered, less pain I got and a new therapist who I talked to and she also shared some tips on how to take care of the skin. Taking care of the skin is also taking care of yourself. Well, I couldn’t agree more because I, myself is a Diana Stalder believer. They really made me my self confidence and self esteem move to another level.

The Diana Stalder Experience: Episode 4 “A Lovely Visit”

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A Lovely Visit. This time, I visited my therapist Ms Vangee at SM Megamall branch together with my Mother. I want her to witness kung ano ang ginagawa sa Diana Stalder kasi nakukwento ko sa kanya noong weekend ang nangyayare so I decided to pick her up and let her join me to my treatment.

We arrived exactly 2:30pm as it is my call time. I introduced her to DS Cafe and she was starving. Hindi kasi kami kumain bago pumunta ng Megamall. She took the menu and I told her, “Mi, masarap dito. Natikman ko na.” I am proud to say that to her. I won’t lie to my mother of course. Eventually, she got a Calamansi juice and a sandwich. She commented, ” Mura na may kasama pang drinks.” Totoo naman talaga.

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Me before going to my treatment today.

Mapapansin talaga na wala na ang pimples ko. Although may naiwang marks, as a Diana stalder believer, mawawala to. Anlaki na ng improvement ng skin ko from my first treatment. Magaling ba naman kasi ang products na ginagamit ko from DS Megamall na binigay nila sakin for maintenance plus a very good hands on therapsit Ms Vangee.

Cleaning ulit ang ginawa sakin as first step. Then steaming na ng face ko, pinapasok na sa room ko si Mommy. Sinabi ko sa kanya na masarap yung feeling habang steam ang face ko nung tinanong nya ako ano daw ang pakiramdam. Relaxed.

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Steaming my face, so relaxing.

Napansin ko sa treatment session ko na to, unti lang ang pricking ko. Di ganun kasakit unlike the 3 sessions I had. Plus, wala na masyado Pimple Injection. Nakadama ako pero parang 1 to 2 shots lang unlike noon na madami talaga. Ms Vangee told me that the oiliness of my face lessen and the scar lightens. She immediately applied the High Frequency which can help to heal the wounds fast.

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The Peeling Solution: Sa session na ito, dito ko mas naramdaman ang hapdi at init ng solution na inapply sakin ng aking therapist. Naramdaman ko ang ang epekto in 15 seconds. Talagang mahapdi. Mainit. According kay Ms. Vangee, dahil daw ito sa bagong layer ng skin ko sa mukha na medyo bago pa kaya ganun ang epekto ng solution sakin. Pero kahit ganun, masaya pa din ako dahil alam ko effective ang solution na nilagay sakin. After ng solution, ang last step sa aking treatment.

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Natutuwa ako na nakita ng Mother ko ang ginawa sakin ng therapist ko at may idea sya everytime sa treatment ko. Natuwa din sya sa juices sa DS Cafe kaya bumili at nagtake out din sya para may mainom sa bahay. Salamat kay Tita Merl na binigyan kami ng discount at binigyan din kami ng good service. Kahit ako man, nag baon at nag take out din ng paborito kong juice na Pine Mango, Zucchini at Tuna Sandwich ng DS Cafe.

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Thank you so much Miss Dina Dela Paz, sa therapist ko as always Ms Vangee at sa DS Megamall branch for making me and my mother at home while nasa DS Megamall kami kanina.