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Video: Workout of the Day (July 31, 2017)

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  Breaking out my old Steve Nash United Ballers Nike Jersey for today’s workout.  (July 31, 2017)

Breaking it down

Monday’s workout video is up and running!

In this video, I give viewers an idea of what I listen to when I run–and no, it’s not music.

Here is a breakdown of today’s exercises: Read more…

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Workout of the Day (July 28, 2017)

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  Video 014 – Workout of the Day (July 28, 2017)

Breaking it down

Friday’s workout video is up and running!

Here is a breakdown of the exercises for today: Read more…

Workout of the Day (July 26, 2017)

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   Video 013 – Workout of the Day (July 26, 2017)

Breaking it down

Decided to regularly post my workout videos.  It’s a long road back but I hope this will inspire some of you out there to get back on the horse (so to speak).

Here is a breakdown of the exercises for today: Read more…

Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1] and my initial foray into the world of Podcasting (July 23, 2017)

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Audio 001 – Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1]

Last July 17, 2017, the family and I caught a late afternoon showing of Cars 3[i] before proceeding to a nearby department store in order to check out some of their Disney Pixar Cars 3 merchandise on display.

Strategically displayed by the escalator, there was a host of Cars 3 eye candy.  But the one that caught my eye was the Series 1 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers.  These blind bag items retailed for about P149.50 so I decided to pick up a couple of bags for this review.[ii]

Here is my YouTube channel video review:[iii] Read more…

Review: The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit – Chair: A Send-Off for Malang. (July 22, 2017)

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 Just some of the wonderful visuals at The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit.

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of attending the opening of The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit entitled, “Chair: A Send-Off for Malang.”

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Clockwise: The Saturday Group Gallery in Shangri-La Plaza Mall. | Painting of Franklin Cana Valencia. | Butterflies! | Cana’s first chair sculpture. | Group photo opportunity. | Pose with Franklin Cana Valencia and his masterpiece: Father and Son @5.

The annual event showcased the sculptural and painting talents of Lydia Velasco, Franklin Cana Valencia, and other gifted members that make up The Saturday Group[i].

You can find their gallery-aptly called The Saturday Group Gallery–at the 4/L, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

The Exhibit will run from July 22-31, 2017.

Addendum: Guys, if you like the video, please take time out to also subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Thank you!

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[i] Established almost half a century ago, The Saturday Group convenes bi-monthly for painting sessions, art talks, and fellowship.

 

What I learned from Charles Wade Barkley (July 12, 2017)

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Credit Sir Charles with an assist!

Even at 54, Charles Wade Barkley can still inspire people.

He has certainly inspired me.

After catching the NBA TV segment where he announced his intention to take better care of himself (1:02), I immediately said to myself, “If Charles can do it, I need to make a similar commitment.”

Well, I didn’t use those exact words but, well, you get the idea.

Putting in the work

Yup!  I’m up to three times a week already and I’ll be honest: It wasn’t easy…it’s still not easy…but I’m getting there.

It is my hope that this post will in someway inspired you to go down a similar path. Read more…

Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association’s (PGCA) 53rd Annual Conference: Advocating Change, Healing Lives (May 17-19, 2017)

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Clockwise: Day 1: Present and accounted for! | Our PGCA Convention Kit includes a sleek black backpack, the convention program and identification card, ball pen, several sheets of paper, and a lanyard. | Photo opportunity with Dr. Joal Reyes.

In an effort to provide the best possible service to patients, I believe that it is the professional responsibility of guidance counselors and psychologists to always update themselves with the latest developments in our field.

This May, the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA) provided practitioners with an opportunity to do just that when they held their 53rd Annual Conference (Theme: Advocating Change, Healing Lives) at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Continuing education

On the third day of the convention, I was able to attend Dr. Jose Alberto Reyes’ very informative talk on Foundational Skills in Conceptualization and Treatment Planning. It is always a treat to sit in any class of Dr. Reyes–my mentor in graduate school–as he is always on top of his game. Read more…