I thought I wouldn’t be able to make an entry for this week’s theme: NEAR. Wait, I already did make an entry here.

I have tons of photos using macro mode but since I am a little busy resting (huh?) because the kids are using the desktop computers. I needed to prepare for dinner so I had to stand up to do so and decided I might as well make a post featuring my favorite flower: the sunflower! Yey!


Good thing I was able to take photos of these sunflowers last April because the rains came really early and they were all plucked out.

Photo taken along University Ave in UP Diliman.

Posted by julie @ 6:57 am

30 minutes ago I saw that bunch of lolos and a lola passed by our home. They were all in a jolly mood, some wearing jogging pants, some in walking shorts and the rest of them have caps and jackets. They are having their morning walks. I used to see them when I used to take my morning walks.

Used to.

I don’t know exactly why I stopped. My first excuse was my mobile phone (a Walkman) which has a broken part where the cable for earphones are plugged and music can’t be played. Yes, it IS boring to go out there alone without music.

My running shoes broke during a Zumba session last summer and I still have to get a new pair since I’m using my daughter’s old pair. I’ve not enrolled yet, as of this time.

Now I’m running out of excuses and I still haven’t gone out for these walks.

And I need to get my ‘groove” back.

My two younger children expressed their wanting to join the Unilab 2011 Run United 2 because we took part in the Unilab 2011 Run United 1.

I’m trapped. I MUST go back because I plan to join Unilab’s 2011 Run United 2.

This will also make hubby “inspired” to go running with me again.

I hope the rains won’t ruin these plans.


2011 Unilab Run United 2 Registration is now open

Posted by julie @ 12:52 pm

I’d never forget the day I heard one of the children say “Home Sweet Home” after our family spent a fun day in an out of town trip.

Going Home

“Home Sweet Home” indeed, when you are on the road that leads you to home.

Posted by julie @ 9:48 pm

Silhouette of the city at dusk. Summer in the Philippines is hot, as in super hot. Humid. The clothes sticking to the skin kind of humid even if night time has arrived. Gah!

City at Dusk

Thinking about it makes me want to grab a glass of “halo-halo” shaved ice with sweetened fruit and ice cream as toppings.

On the other hand, I’d rather we have the summer heat than the rainy season which brings flooding. We can do something about the heat but are helpless when the floodwaters are here.

What: UNILAB ActiveHealth Contest to win Free Registration to Unilab Run United 1

Run United 1 2011


  • Share/Upload your best “active health” photo at the Unilab ActiveHealth Facebook page
  • Explain why this is your best active health moment
  • Tag 5 friends who you think need to jumpstart their journey in active health
  • Invite your friends and loved ones to like your entry
  • Write in the comment section of your photo the BLOG -> http://teacherjulie.com where you saw this contest

Submission of entries will be from February 3 till February 10 only

Criteria for judging:

  • Adherence to the theme of “Active Health”: 50%
  • Fan favorite: 30%
  • Unilab ActiveHealth Team favorite: 20%

Unilab ActiveHealth

Winner with the best Active Health entry will win one complimentary registration on any of the four categories (500m, 5k, 10k and 21k) for the Unilab Active Health Run United 1 on March 6 2011.

Announcement of winner will be on February 14, 2011.

Important reminder: ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

2011 RunRio Trilogy Leg 1 is Unilab Run United 1 on March 6, 2011 at Fort Bonifacio Global City. And yes, we registered to join 🙂

Unilab Run United 1 2011

Please click HERE to see a bigger photo.

Click here to register online.

Here are some details on the Run United 1 March 6, 2011

Date: March 6, 2011
Venue: The Fort, Bonifacio Global City
Races: 500m / 5K / 10K / 21K continue reading this entry »

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