And so, the tough get going as this year’s grueling Spartan Races kick off under the blazing sun on the tortuously challenging terrain of historic Corregidor with Luminox-Lucerne as the official timing partner. As for the not-so-tough (like me and other press invitees), we’re simply happy to lend our robust voices in cheering on the high-spirited racers who include an actor, a beauty queen, a media sportsman, and a publishing company CEO-turned-fitness addict. The challenges: running (3k for the non-pros and 10k for the pros), jumping over an eight-foot wall, lifting sandbags while running up and down a hill, crawling through deep mud, and swimming after all those sweat-inducing activities. Certainly not for the faint of heart, a Spartan Race is not your ordinary race. Not for ordinary mortals, it’s a little bit of what the Navy Seals or army groundwork feels like. Of course, a little bit is a whole lot for those whose physical activity is limited to jumping to … [Read more...] about Are you tough enough for the Spartan Races?
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Penang is a highly sensorial place where every corner is a stimuli that jumpstarts an exploration. From its world-renowned hawker style street food to its numerous historical sites, the trick to navigating Penang is to take it slow and experience that unique mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian culture. Part of its allure is its textured landscape: technology hubs (it is dubbed the "Silicon Valley of the East") thrive alongside historical sites, and high rises are tamed by sprawling and well-maintained flora. And then there are the people: Penangites are some of the nicest you’ll meet. They go out of their way for you. One time our Uber driver didn’t mind stopping in a store to allow me to buy a phone card which he even helped set-up on my phone. At another instance in Butterworth, a college boy accompanied us all the way to buy a train ticket to Huo Lamphong in Thailand before heading the opposite direction. For the first timer in this former British colony, we dare say … [Read more...] about There’s always something to come back to in Penang
Winwyn sinagot ang tungkol sa kanila ni Alden Takang-taka si Winwyn Marquez kung bakit sila biglang nali-link ngayon ni Alden Richards. “Hindi ko rin alam,” sambit niya nang matanong sa presscon ng bago niyang teleserye sa GMA-7 na Dahil sa Pag-ibig, “mabait si Alden, alam naman natin ‘yun.” Ang alam niya ay dumalo lang daw siya sa opening ng McDo franchise nito sa Laguna kamakailan. “Actually, hindi ko alam kung bakit, kasi nag-start ‘yun nun’g pumunta ako sa opening, sa McDonalds. Eh si Alden naman talaga, kaibigan ko, eversince. Unang teleserye niya, One True Love, nagka-work kami,” sey ng aktres. Dahil nga nali-link sila ngayon, pati siya ay naba-bash ng fans. Pero aniya ay hindi naman niya ito pinapansin. “Dedma naman ako sa mga basher. Actually, nagugulat na lang din ako kung saan nanggagaling ‘yung story, kasi hindi naman… wala namang itinatago. Nag-uusap naman kami talaga … [Read more...] about Winwyn sinagot ang tungkol sa kanila ni Alden
But this imagination has been seen lacking slightly last year. The New Vision Award was handed over to no one, and there were only 11 films in the competition category – down by more than half from 29 in 2017. In fact, the film festival did not screen a single short film in its fourth edition in 2014, as every entries fell by the wayside in the early round. Before the call for entries for this year’s Wathann Film Festival closes on June 1, Metro looks back at the festival’s eight-year history and highlights 10 award-winning short films and documentaries. Perhaps with this inspiration, we can look forward again to seeing film creations that will spring up from the unbounded imagination. 10. Ok I’m fine The Wathann Film Festival has served as a launch pad for the superstars of tomorrow. After winning the best actor award with the short film, the child actor Pyae Pyae shot to stardom. She recently earned a central role in a blockbuster horror, The Only Mom, a … [Read more...] about Top 10 films from the Wathann Film Festival
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., May 5, 2019 Yeesh. I hope you all can get through this before the 3:30 p.m. game time because there’s some good stuff in here and I wouldn’t want you to miss any of it. So enjoy and try to enjoy the game. Maybe it’ll be fun. And there’s gonna be another one on Tuesday, regardless. - Q: Good day Doug and happy birthday month. Being a year or two older than you, I'm going to use your cue and go for a birthday season leading up to my next special day. Article Continued Below Since you will have lots of basketball questions, and since in your earlier life you covered lots of track action, I will throw another current issue at you for your comments. As you know, Castor Semenya has just lost her case allowing her to run without some sort of treatment to artificially lower her natural testosterone levels. I think this was the wrong decision for several reasons. Firstly, I cannot understand the … [Read more...] about Semenya to Millar to the Raptors; all in the weekend mail