World Balance is a familiar footwear brand in the Philippines dating back years that if you grew up in the country, chances are you had tried their pair at least once when you were a kid (including myself). World Balance is known for providing reasonably-priced footwear for different audiences but not the running segment—until recently.
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City Center Hotel is one of the newest and most modern hotels in Baguio City. It served as our home in the city for three days during our recent trip, and here are my thoughts on this hotel.
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To those running long distances (usually half marathons or longer) energy gels serve as a very convenient source of nutrition: they don’t spoil easily, comes in a minimal packaging, and provide an energy boost without needing to chew. All brands available in the local market is imported, until now, as Unilab introduced the first Philippine-made energy gel simply known as Active Health Sports Gel.
One of the more “interesting” outdoor footwear to arrive in the Philippines fairly recently is the TevaSphere Speed. It is a trainer and it’s also all-terrain. Here’s my review of this pair from Teva.
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When I started running I had no idea about picking the “right” shoe and just wore whichever fits me well and looks “decent” enough. In fact, I don’t think that what I wore during my first race were running shoes! (They were most likely badminton shoes that I wore when that was the “it” sport.) Fast forward five years and much more than a dozen pairs of shoes later, I have a list of five running shoes I like wearing for different “occasions.”
In the Philippines, Puma is better known for their lifestyle-oriented products, but that is slowly changing as their performance line arrives. The latest of these is the Mobium Elite, and here’s my review.
Last February, adidas Philippines launched into the local market their latest running shoe with the “revolutionary” technology BOOST™ and yours truly is one of the lucky few whom got to try this new model aptly called adidas Energy Boost. Here’s my review:
Everyone knows that emergencies occur when we least expect them, and sometimes getting vital information about the patient outright could mean the difference between life and death. Some would argue that an ID is enough but in situations when you don’t have your ID with you (like that casual jog for example), how many of us remember to bring “In case of emergency” (ICE) info? This is where ICE tags are most useful—it provides emergency responders quick access to our vital information in case we needed them.
One of the newest hotel chains in the Philippines today is Tune Hotels, and unlike other hotels, you only pay for what you need so you can really keep your cost to a minimum. Here are my thoughts.
If you’ve been travelling around the Philippines you may have noticed those Islands Souvenirs shops selling souvenir tees so I wasn’t that surprised when the words Islands Stay Hotels came up. I had the chance to stay for a night in their Cebu City branch, and here are my thoughts.