Aside 1 Nov

Alcohol Drinking

since it is our semestral break, what do you do guy’s? i am sure that drinking is a part. (Alcohol drinking) was invented in the 300 bc in india, it was said to be relaxing and it helps us relax. just for example. after a long and tiring day, it is really fun to grab a beer and talk with friends, also drinking is also a good pastime and a very good way of bonding with friends. and if you really want to get drunk and be wild. go to the nearest store (7eleven) buy vodka etc. and call friends. really simple isnt it. that is the proof that alcohol is really good but  Some are saying that it is a advantage, . But what do you think is the real answer? Is it harmful for us? 

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Based on the studies and researches, excessive amount of alcohol  may lead to critical diseases and the worst is  death, there are also stages wherein you can identify whether you should stop or to know your limit in drinking.  But the sure thing is that when we drink a lot. We destroy our liver without even knowing it because we are having fun. i am not trying to stop you guys from drinking but since it has been a part of our lives, why don’t you take a look at this picture below and see for yourself. i also want you to ask yourself a 2 questions. first is should i stop?

second is should i lessen my intake of alcohol?

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i am now sure that you’ve already came up with a answer, and atleast now, you are aware of what alcohol can bring us. all i can say is that alcohol beverages or drinking has been a part or tradition and we cannot remove it from the interest of us just because of its harmful effects, what we can do is to control it, instead of going home wasted, i am sure that it is better to go home just tipsy. where you know what you’re doing and you are still aware. in that case, you can be sure that you can prevent those harmful effects of alcoholic drinks.

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i can say that this picture at the top is the best answer for the 2 questions i gave you. you dont have to stop or to stay away while your friends are drinking so that you cant be tempted but at least look at the picture, that is it. 

 

 

Aside 27 Oct

A healthy relationship

Most of us have or had relationships, relationships have ups and down sometime you will fight or argue or sometimes you break up.

I think important factors that make a healthy relationship are communication, time, forgiveness and care. I think these are important ones because they keep the relationship last and healthy. 

Communication is important because when we communicate we understand each other more, and you will get to know more about each other, communication comes in many forms from mail to email, now communication is very accessible with so much technology, it is made easy. Starting a conversation isn’t that hard start with a hi or hello or be random then from there you guys will communicate.

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Time, spending quality time with each other makes the relationship strong and healthy, in other way go bonding, go do activities like go watch a movie, and learn something new or visit places like go travel or tour around. I think that the best way to bond is to learn something new because there is an intimacy and you will be able to help each other and work as a team. I great example would be like planting a tree.

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Care when you care for your partner your partner will care for you it’s the golden rule and when you care for each you will love each other more. 

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We are humans we all make mistakes no one is perfect and it is impossible that you never had a problem. When we make a mistake we must not be afraid to face it and say sorry, don’t make excuses, excuses makes things worse or sometimes it does not help. When a problem comes up we must find a way to solve it. I personally believe that all problems have a solution and the solution is just lying there.

 

Aside 26 Oct

Having a goal is important for me. In basketball I remember my highschool life as to playing basketball everyday even on the weekends and that was the main thing on my mind I get to distracted about basketball that it became an addiction. And as I kept playing during one summer after my third year in highschool my knee started to have a sharp pain on the center. I thought that it was just muscle pain, based on what I was thought to think but the in fact you cant take things like that for granted just thinking its just muscle pain you should have it checked, my mistake was I ignored it for days and I just kept playing basketball without stretching. By the end of the summer I found myself having a hard time walking, especially walking up and down the stairs. I couldn’t even kneel down during mass. And when I decided to have my knee checked up by a sports doctor he told me my injury was patellar tendonitis he told me that my cartilage in my knee has worn out and all he said was to rest my knee but all that happened after resting was no pain on my knee but when I decided to play basketball again it came back slowly and then I realized I needed a goal to fix my knee, I started doing my own version of a knee rehabilitation for muscle strengthening. at the start of my first year in college, so I kept pushing myself during the rehab and when I play basketball I try to not over stress my knee. And in 2 months of rehab my knee hasn’t felt this great in around 2 years and I wont give up on my knee ill keep pushing to maintain it and even make it stronger and the reward of that hard work will pay off and ill still be able to play in a high intensity playing style in basketball.

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MARI GANDIONCO

Aside 25 Oct

Have you ever wondered how people already broken down and exhausted still manage to finish the fight until the last round? That is called the will to win. A wise man once said “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure” . I live by that saying as it is very honorable to finish what you have started whatever happens, happens. People who act this way are called warriors. They do not back down even though the odds are against them. And often times they upset the odds and become victorious in whatever it is that they are doing.

 

 

I have had my share of defeat in my life. I was 15 years old then when I entered my first Grappling tournament. I was up against men who were 5-10 years older than me and probably stronger. But I was confident as I have trained well for the day so I won’t be badly beaten and injured. When the day itself came I was scared as hell but at the same time excited. My dad supported me very much in tournaments but I was surprised my mom wanted to watch as she kept on complaining how I could get hurt. And I could say it wasn’t easy for my mom seeing men bigger than me slamming me to the ground. I’m so happy with my parents being supportive on the sport that I liked. In this stage of life I was very arrogant and very competitive I wanted to join every competition. I was mostly the youngest participant in every event. I don’t get intimidated by my opponents not one bit (arrogant time!) but that was one of my biggest mistakes. I under estimated my first opponent as I was showing off to the crowd. I did something wrong and I ended up being choked.

 

The second opponent was damn huge! But for some reason Is still in my weight class. I actually got a little intimidated by this. When the bell rang the first thing he did was charge me and slammed me to the ground he backed up and stood up. And I did the same. The moment I got up he picked up my legs and I tried to defend and sprawl but it didn’t do much as I was taken down again. I stood back up and knew he was going to take me down again. The moment when he charged I pushed him down to the ground and spun and caught him in a back mount. I almost got him in a rear naked choke put he manage to overpower me when he did that he sinked in to my armbar but still managed to over power it. The time was up and he won by points but I can say it was a good match as it was the first time I ever competed. It was a great experience because I knew now what to expect and later on win some bouts in the future.

 

Aside 25 Oct

When I was 12 years old I entered the world of Martial Arts. I was so addicted to it that I trained almost everyday. I started with Muay thai, which lasted for about 6 months. I didn’t like the training because it was too basic, so I looked for a decent gym and I found this gym called B.A.M.F which stands for bad ass mother f*cker. When I first learned about the meaning I felt like I really wanted to train in their gym. I trained Mixed Martial Arts there which consists of muay thai Jiu-jitsu boxing and wrestling. I trained there for more than a year.

 

 I transferred once again to another gym that offers a more sophisticated more fierce and unorthodoxed fighting style. The Art is called “YAW-YAN” which is short for sayaw ng kamatayan it directly translates to “Dance of Death”.  I enjoyed my stay there because of the training there is so intense I once almost blacked out. And the people there can’t get any more humble than they are. One of their fighters named Red Romero well know in the MMA world as a well rounded striker and is currently a champion in the URCC when he teaches you in the gym its like he goes out of his way to teach you the right technique and is like a friend to you even if you met him for the first time. In Yaw-Yan they have 42 different types of kicks compared to about 5 kicks of Muay Thai.

 

 The difference in Yaw-Yan and MMA is that its more practical and it develops its techniques through time.  Their training is so different with other by-the-book gyms. For example you have 3 tires tied together by a rope and you tie the rope to your torso and then you sprint with it for 1\4 of a kilometer. And what makes it look so tougher is that the punching bags are made of tree trunks wrapped in Abacca rope. Which makes your hand and shin to develops these things called micro fractures that makes the bone stronger and harder. I lost 26 pounds of fat after my first 6 months there.

 

After 2 years in Yaw-Yan I went back to B.A.M.F  and I crossed trained in Jiu-jitsu there. I wanted my ground skills to get better and there isn’t a place more well know in the Philippines than Team deftac and their ground game. Their style of Bjj is Gracie barra under the famous Gracie family but now they are more specific with the Ribiero Bjj which is still under the Gracie Humaita. I learned well there and I got really good. I am still training in both Yaw-Yan and BJJ until today and nothing beats stress for me more than kicking people’s ass! Osss!

 

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If food will not stop making me gain weight, then i guess I’ll just get bigger jeans. (SABINE ROMOFF DURANO)

23 Oct

FOOD, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD !! If there is one thing i love to do, it is to eat. I love spending my afternoon having merienda (which is a snack in the afternoon) while having a drink with the company of family or friends. I like having breakfast in the morning and taking my time at it while i think of all the things i could be doing. I love lunches where we catch up and indulge in the wonders of the different entrees. I love dinner and how serene it can be, with the ambiance, wine, and everything that comes with it. Having said all this, my day is comprised of a whole lot of food. I am not specific when it comes to the types of cuisines although i am allergic to most types of seafood. I don’t even remember when my love for food and the different cuisines started. But not that i try to recall and retrace my steps, it basically was enhanced when my interest in different cultures started. It made me want to try their cuisine and soon enough i loved every kind. There is a constant battle between what i want to eat, and what my constricted and confined pair of jeans can stretch out to. Basically, if i could eat everything i wanted to and not gain weight, that would be my perfect phenomenon. But the fact that this isn’t possible of me, since my metabolism decided to go on vacation this still hasn’t stopped me form eating as  please. My mom has sent me to countless nutritionists and have made me go on diets which i then named YOYO DIETS since i lose the weight then gain it back. They tell me i will feel better if i lose weight and its best for my health, but I am so happy and contented with my life that i don’t even want to change anything. Call my perspectives different, but i call the shots in my life. I am happy and i don’t feel the need to change how i look. Although when the day comes and that scale will say “to be continued” things might need to change, i will need to buy a new weighing scale ! ((= ImageImageImageImage

BON APETIT ! 

 

SABINE DURANO

 

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the fear of success (SABINE ROMOFF DURANO)

23 Oct

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ” – Coach Carter The Movie

The quote above is something I wanted to share because often times I get caught up in this city of blinding lights and fast paced life. I can say that i can be complacent when it comes to getting things done and I do fall short most of the time. Sometimes I’m faced with situations that I can still change for the better but I never seem to care enough to actually do something about this. This mindset of mine has been bugging me. Last year, I was in DLSU. All I did was play football and did as i pleased. I didn’t bother attending my classes and doing my work and basically it was a downhill path from there on. I never really gave this much thought because I felt invisible. I had my vices and it took over me. I stopped for awhile but then suddenly I felt like all this was becoming real. I thought i was in a dream and one day I woke-up and realized that i was just living my life and letting days pass me by dazed. I never understood why I was so scared to try harder and succeed. I never knew why I didn’t change my ways nor did i even bother to try and have a sense of balance. In the summer of 2012, things got real. I was faced with the results of my actions. Of course, it was typical of me to act on it then. Like a lego set, i tried to put back the pieces together, but i was too let the hero. Then I started to question myself and why I felt the need to always screw things over. I thought of this for quite some time and then i realized exactly why, I didn’t want to succeed. Theres this notion of success and how you get a good job, with a good salary, and that was everything i didn’t consider success as. i see success as finding what you love to do and being able to do that each day. What i would consider a nightmare was an image of me in a desk, timing in as i got into my office and so on. I didn’t want to succeed because then that would mean soon enough i would be held accountable for all my actions. I was raced with a safety net wherein everything i did, i never paid the price for. My parents would get me out of every jam i would get myself into and so I got accustomed to that. I was reliant on having them save me for the rest of my life. But you see, I took it upon myself to get rid of my wish bone and finally grow a back bone of my own.

 

SABINE DURANO