Sport With Style in The Athlete’s Foot

I used to be a “sneaker head”. I remember my first high-cut pair of shoes from adidas which my mother and I got in an outlet shop back in 2009. It’s the blue and orange one I’m sure you’ve seen me wear in college. I loved it!

My mother then got me a pair of Nike shoes in the same year. It was peculiar. She gave me the Andre Agassi Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid. It was nice, had edge, but it looked too sporty for a not-so-sporty guy like me. Still, I wore it because it was comfortable, and unique. I never managed to take a photo of it, so I grabbed an image from the NikeBlog.com.

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Sport With Style in The Athlete’s Foot

First Look: Jawbone UP3

Since this year started, I’ve been more conscious about my health. As I mentioned in my previous entry The Year I Tell Myself to Choose Yourself, I have been getting into habits helping me to be more healthy and fit. Among the more obvious ones people see me do is eat tuna and grilled chicken breast every lunch. Another is my daily walk to achieve 10,000 steps a day, and when folk in Greenhills see me jog every weekend.

While it’s been great, I decided to take it a notch further and get myself a fitness tracker. I believe it’s important to truly be able to measure one’s efforts to see if one’s being successful–but more importantly, to know how to push yourself even further. What did I get? Jawbone UP3.

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First Look: Jawbone UP3

Review: Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ Sunscreen

People usually just put on sunscreen when they know they’ll be doing activities outdoors. You see it. People lathering on generous amounts of sunscreen while in the beach, hiking up a mountain, or while engaging in outdoor sports. It’s very much important to protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun. And while that’s good, people also need to get into the habit of applying sunscreen daily.

Daily? Are you kidding me? Nope. 

To be honest, I’ve always known about this but I only started doing it this year, since part of my whole Year of Saying Choose Yourself is also about taking better care of my skin.

What have you been using? As the title of the entry mentions, I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA ++++ Sunscreen!

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Review: Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ Sunscreen

The Year I Tell Myself to Choose Yourself

Towards the end of a year, I always set aside time to think of my mantra for the upcoming one. Well, it could be a “battle cry”, or a manifesto, or literally anything in prose or poem that would motivate me for the coming year. The previous years the themes were about filling myself with immense fire to be driven to reach my goals. Or to never allow the fear of walking alone stop me from pursuing my dreams. And while those got the job done, and allow me to march forward in my life, something didn’t feel just quite right.

This year, I did it differently in many ways. First, I didn’t just write it on the first page of my Moleskine, or on the January 1 entry of my journal. I knew I wanted to engrave it on the cover of my diary, and fortunately, National Bookstore offered that service this year (and to be honest, I wish they do it every year. I would hoard like crazy).

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The Year I Tell Myself to Choose Yourself

Artistry Cafe Singapore

While I have noticed that peers and tourists gravitate towards the murals in Haji Lane when in the Kampong Glam area, I have not really seen anyone slow down and enjoy a cup and meal in Artistry.

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Hard to miss as it’s located just along Jalan Pinang, the cafe proves to be an intersecting point for coffee enthusiasts, creative minds and foodies. Artistry is a space which celebrates emerging talents allowing their quaint space to be filled with pieces of different artists, giving them exposure to locals, travellers and tourists. Continue reading “Artistry Cafe Singapore”

Artistry Cafe Singapore

Good Time at d’Good Cafe

One of the things I enjoy doing when I go to Singapore is to do a “coffeeshop hop”. What does that mean, exactly? Simply, explore the coffee scene in the city. It was also a good exercise on getting my shutterbug mode on, which I have been missing so much. It’s been a while since I last took out my camera for a spin.

I went to Singapore recently (January 18 to 23), and I was able to go to several coffee shops while I was there. Most of them, I was able to document, but there were some instances when I’d just take a cup for takeaway. The first one I went to was all the way in Holland Village–d’Good Cafe.

Situated just a few steps away from the Holland Village MRT station exit, d’Good Cafe is a bit hidden if you don’t keep an eye out on the coffeeshop. How would you know if you’ve finally found it? Simple: just look for the narrow door, with the equally narrow stairs.

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Good Time at d’Good Cafe

Gearing Up For A Marathon

When I was in High School, and in Freshman Year of college, I was pretty fit. Not necessarily in shape, but I had quite an endurance. I distinctly remember being able to go distances without breathing so heavily, and without having to take breaks. That was 6 years ago. Yikes!

Ever since Sophomore Year, I had gotten busy and the time I usually devoted to evening runs have turned to sleepless nights, or deep slumbers. I know, not the best excuse. When I went on my Junior Term Abroad, I got to do evening walks. I didn’t think of bringing rubber shoes back then, but how I wish I did!

Senior year came, and I started entering the workforce, and I completely disregarded the whole idea of physical fitness. It wasn’t until last month when I decided to get back on track. I had to start somewhere, and the perfect motivation for me was that I get to buy myself a new pair of shoes [should I want to get into the fitness bandwagon]. And, I did!

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Gearing Up For A Marathon