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A Badminton Affair – the RSL Diamond X7 Series Launch

RSL Diamond X7 Launch | Images courtesy of Toby's Sports

I recently got invited to a sports event, a badminton affair for that matter, as Toby’s Sports presents one of the latest products they carry – the RSL Diamond X7 Series. I’m no badminton player, at least not yet. But I did play the game when I was still a kid as part of my playtime. I also remembered joining my former colleagues ones, but that was back in 2005. As I shared with a blogger friend, I’m not really into such sport where I have to run after and hit a ball, in this case, a shuttlecock. But it would be interesting to know the latest from this sport which has been a craze in the Philippines, especially for those adhering to a healthy lifestyle. We were a handful of bloggers billeted to Powerplay Badminton Center in Quezon City one rainy October evening. We arrived to a bunch of ...

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A Peek at Alden Richards’ Fitness Routine for the Cosmo Bachelor Bash

Alden Richards at Gold's Gym

GMA Artist Center talent Alden Richards is considered one of the hottest young actor of his generation. Proof to this was his latest stint as one of the male celebrities who joined 68 others in the recently concluded Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash. I had the chance to be one of the bloggers who attended an intimate gathering where he shared his fitness routine in preparation for this particular stint. He shared that though it was an honor to be invited, he felt he was not yet ready for it. But with the support of the Kapuso family, he accepted the offer but not without preparing for it. The guy has good looks, there’s no doubt about that. But being part of the Cosmo gig requires him to go beyond his pretty face. His fitness training was entrusted to Gold’s Gym fitness instructor James de Leon. Mr. de Leon pointed out that ...

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WWF Reverse Run Set on September 9

WWF Reverse the Bad

Take a step back then move forward for the environment by joining the WWF Reverse Run! Originally slated for July 22 at the SM Mall of Asia, the run organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) was postponed due to Typhoon Ferdie. “We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement may have caused. Your safety is our top priority. The weather conditions compelled us to reschedule the fun run to another date and venue,” said Mayj Tolentino, WWF-Philippines’ Individual Donor Program Manager. The wait is over. WWF-Philippines is pleased to announce that the Reverse Run will take place at 5:00 AM on 9 September 2012 at the Venice Piazza Grounds, McKinley Hill, Taguig City! Race distances are 3K, 6K and 12K. The fun run is unique because runners will backpedal through the course for a few meters before running their respective race distances. Running in reverse symbolizes each ...

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Do the Kangoo Jumps at FTX Urban Rebound

FTX Urban Rebound Kangoo Jumps

Several years back, I’ve been hearing about this fitness craze sweeping across the globe, but its nowhere to be found in the Philippines. Kangoo Jumps made waves and even up to now, it is said to be an effective way to lose weight and keep fit. A fatso like me is always on the look out for something like that primarily because going to the gym never did work for me. It is now in the Philippines, at FTX Urban Rebound. Located at the Unit 202, Three Salcedo Place along Tordesillas Street in Makati City, FTX is not your ordinary gym as it offers a wide range of fitness programs including boxing, core fitness, yoga and now, Kangoo Jumps. Watch the video after the jump to get a better perspective of this fitness routine: I was excited to try it out. In my usual gym attire, I attended a session. I put ...

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Stripped and Liberated by Strip: Ministry of Waxing’s Boyzilian

The City Roamer - Strip Ministry of Waxing- Boyzilian

There’s a sense of liberation when I take my clothes off, especially during these hot summer season. Unfortunately, i can’t go running around naked or simply strip off wherever I am just so I could feel the sense of freedom that I enjoy. Doing that would be scandalous; plus I don’t have the courage to flaunt my fatness, making it more scandalous. Ugh! Good thing there’s Strip: Ministry of Waxing where I experienced the liberty I wanted wherever I go. Strip: Ministry of Waxing is a salon offering waxing services. Just the name tells me waxing is the only thing they do, which means they are experts on this field. Founded in Singapore, the company has been in the business since 2002. It flourished and now has branches in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, Shanghai and of course, Manila! Waxing conjures images of plasters, pain and ...

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Real Positivity with EcoParadise Products at Hotel H20’s Zenyu Ecospa

EcoParadise Products at Hotel H20 Zenyu EcoSpa

Positivity — an optimist’s mantra. But at Hotel H20’s Zenyu EcoSpa, there are products that promotes negative to eliminate the positive and get a positive effect. These are EcoParadise products, directly imported from Japan — cushion pads, bed sheets, pads, plastic wares, ceramics, and a detergent powder. How can one get a positive effect from these seemingly ordinary products? Through negative ions. An ion, as Wikipedia puts it is an atom or molecule. It is something that we take in everyday, from everything. Our body reacts to the air we breath, the food we eat, the place we move in and the life we live in. These are filled with positive ions that causes toxins in our body. These causes an imbalance in our body, resulting to sickness, including cancer. That word, cancer, always strikes a chord in my heart because my mom suffered cancer and died in 2005. To ...

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Enchong Dee Graces the Cover of Men’s Health Magazine the Second Time

The world’s largest men’s magazine, Men’s Health Philippine edition’s April issue features former competitive swimmer turned actor Enchong Dee on it’s cover with an accompanying article inside. This is the 2nd time that the StarMagic talent is being featured in the magazine. He was last seen on the cover of Summit Media’s publication September of 2010. We had a chance to go up close and personal with the 23-year old actor at the press conference last March 25 which was held at the atrium of Glorietta 5. Jeman Villanueva of Orange Magazine TV remembered the first time Dee was first featured and noted that the actor’s shots for the said pictorial were all shirtless. The second time was a total opposite as the cover photo as well as the ones in the article showed him full clothed. The online magazine editor clarified to which Enchong Dee was quick to point ...

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Extra Care for Your Skin this Summer with Sunblock

The City Roamer Goes To Potipot Island

Despite the rains, there’s no denying that summer is here. With that comes all the activities with family, friends, colleagues and what-have-you. Summertime is fun time indeed! I love going to the beach and frolic under the sun, even if get dark skin or worst, sunburn. It happens once in a while, so I really care less. But I became conscious about skin care under the sun when a friend handed me a bottle of sunblock in one of our beach outing. She shared more that made me realized the need to provide extra care for skin during summer, and sunblock is the answer. One of the sunblock products I came across in the market lately is Ultra ScreenMD Sunblock. It’s the latest skin protection product from Kohl Industries Corporation that can help you stay protected against the harmful effects of excessive exposure to the sun. Sunburn and getting darker ...

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NIVEA Philippines Launches NIVEA for Men Multi-Effect 8 Products

Growing in a female-dominated family, I learned to used skin care products at an early age. Astringent was one of those I applied on my face which became frequent in my adolescence in an attempt to eliminate pimples. In those days, all skin care products are marketed for women. It was only recently that we are seeing the growth of products for men. Last week, NIVEA Philippines introduced their line of products with the Multi-Effect 8 benefits to a group of bloggers. I have been using the brand’s facial wash and lotion. I was partial to their whitening variant for that extra SPF protection, plus the hope of regaining the fairness that I possess in my younger days (I wish). Last August 23rd, I joined other bloggers for the NIVEA for Men Multi-Effect 8 Challenge at the 360 Fitness Center in Makati. The event included a glimpse to the gym’s circuit ...

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Be Visible with Clarity

We live in a competitive world. We all know that to achieve our goals, we have to make it happen. In our career, we don’t just work hard but we make it a point that we get noticed. We show that we are competent in what we do and are capable of doing more. This way, our level of influence increases and we become more visible. But sometimes, we get in the way of our own progress. Despite all efforts, our attitudes, personality or even confidence inhibits us to really stand out above the rest. To succeed, we need to be clearly visible. We need to show the world we live in that we have what it takes and that message must be conveyed with clarity. Clarity Aesthetic Medical and Dental Clinic, a house of professional beauty and dental transformations, acknowledges this fact. This has prompted the company to launch ...

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