i said in my previous entry so here's the plan; i'm going to chronicle my quest to lose weight.
as part my plan to somewhat become healthy, i bought a step counter. a sedentary person average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day, they say its about 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. so, let's walk! i know i'm far from that goal but every big leap starts from a small step. so this is it!
by the way this step counter costs 88php only! i don't know if its really accurate like that of an expensive pedometer but what the heck, this gadget will give me atleast a rough estimate of my average daily step count. it will help me gauge my progress.
after my 30 minute morning walk, almost 4000 steps! :)
earlier today, i went out for a walk. and it felt good. :) i will try to do it again tomorrow. erase that i will do it again tomorrow.
I went to Bangkok, December last year for a 3 day trip. this was my second time to visit Thailand's capital. I was so excited to go there then a few weeks before my trip he said his infamous goodbye and everything turned upside down for me. I feel sad and I was hesitant to go Bangkok after that. I was afraid that memories will haunt me when I go there again. I'm worried that if I go to the places where we've been to before I might suddenly remember him and I would burst into tears.
Tickets and hotel were already confirmed and paid for so there's no backing out. My friend doesn't have any clue on what I've been going through that time. I didn't want to tell her.
16dec2010 we landed safely at Suvarnabhumi airport, this was not the airport we went to before so everything is a brand new experience.
We stayed at Sukhumvit area, a different district from where we stayed. so far, so good.
On our second day, we went to MBK. this was the first mall we went to back in 2004. memories came flooding in... oh-oh! we where looking for some tamarind candies for pasalubong. and now, we were doing exactly what we were doing 6 years ago! no, i didn't cry. i just remembered him and i just felt sad. but I've pushed it aside and continue to do what i need to do. this is a business side trip not a trip down memory lane. and besides, i promised myself I'm moving on.
the rest of the day went by okay though occasional thoughts about him and the Bangkok tour would come up but still it was a good day!
memories didn't bother me the remainder of the tour. everything became bearable even the heat and exhaustion. my source of comfort is this uber yummy pad thai. It melts all the pain away. :) I ate it for 3 days for lunch and dinner.
pad thai! *drooling*
when it was time to go home, I looked back... and it wasn't bad after all. It was a test on how will I handle the 'goodbye', I think I came through just fine. :)
I'm glad I went to Bangkok. all the memories old and new, whomever I'm with is still a happy memory I'll cherish. I'm pretty sure I'll be visiting Bangkok soon.
Earlier today I accompanied "Jericho" (my twin brother from another mother) in his job interview. He'll be thrilled to know that I called him Jericho,. eewww! wahaha! Anyway, he almost convinced me to apply for the job too but something's holding me back. I have to wait for a few months before I can decide if I'm going to look for a new job or not. There are alot of applicants today. I pity the other guy because he got rejected due to insufficient years of work experience. The applicants today kinda remind me of myself 5 years ago when I was submitting resumes left and right in hopes of finding a job abroad.
This is a common sight if we go and visit employment agencies. The place is almost always packed. Nowadays, right after college everyone wants to leave. Nobody wants to be left behind but who can blame them they just want a better future for their family. Circumstance led them to chose those path. The government should do something about this problem. Create jobs and give the people a decent pay so noone will be tempted to leave or resort to corruption or other wrongful deeds. Government should do something about this rapid brain. We are rearing a parent less generation. And we all know that families are important in honing a person's well being. I just hope in the future everything will turn out all right.
Back to my story... Unfortunately, my twin brother didn't make it. Half of me feels relieved that he'll be staying with us longer, another half feels sad seeing him lose hope.
Nothing but tall mocha frap could cheer him up. And so to Starbucks we went, sat and drank our fraps without talking. Stayed there for 2 hours or so till he was ready...ready for another challenge life has to offer.
Well, as I said, I'm hooked with typogram. Here are second set of my photowords. Photos are taken from my Bohol and Guangzhou trip and a wedding celebration. Texts are phrases from my poems; blur, still-frames and daydreamer II.
I got a text from my cousin, the message goes like this, I'm engaged! And then she said, you'll be my maid of honor!
My cousin, who I fondly call Ate Cci, was practically the older sister I never had. Growing up together, we would wear the same dress from head to foot, people thought we were twins. I'm happy and excited to be part of her entourage.
Hearing that she's getting married made me excited, great news indeed! This would be the first wedding in our family on my father's side. So relatives from all over are flying in to witness this event of the year.
So here's the plan, starting this month I will COMMIT myself into walking/running exercises and lose weight. I will soon have my medical exam too that will determine if my visa will be granted or not, the best time to start is now.
Discipline and focus will be my powerful ally. I gotta make this work! That's why I will chronicle my weight loss endeavor here to get me motivated.
Wish me luck guys!
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun