I was pretty happy to make it to Firefly Brigade’s Critical Mass Ride earlier this morning, nothing like riding your bike with like-minded individuals pursuing a common goal -that is to use bikes as an alternative means of transportation and as well as reducing pollution in the metro.
I brought out “ol’ faithful” for a spin, I was surprised that upon inspection I didn’t need to tighten or grease any parts. Having a fixed gear bike truly is a low maintenance and reliable type of bicycle. (now if only us fixed gear riders could resist the urge to replace parts every fortnight)
It was a really nice crowd, groups of riders from all over joined in and kept a steady pace while being courteous and sharing the road (somewhat) One rider noticed I was really thirsty due to the heat and offered her sports drink, talk about camaraderie!
A few Ms. Earth guest riders showed their support, all donning helmets as per policy. It was a nice ride and great way to spend an early Sunday morning. Looking forward to the bigger and more Critical Mass ride this coming November.
Check out the facebook page of Firefly Brigade Philippines here:
And of course Manila Fixed Gear:
Milkshakes, ice cream, apple pies, cookies, piyaya and kid’s cereal. If you’re like me, then any mention of these delights could easily make you forget your 1. diet, 2. restraint towards sweets. I think my appreciation for sugar laden snacks started at a young age around gradeschool, with simple local staples like ice candy, icedrop, powdered orange juice, jelly candies, and the sort available to me anytime I fancied. One would think having access to the aforementioned these would curb my appetite but that was definitely not the case.
I have always been conscious of sugar intake even when I was younger, because my family had a close family friend who would always come over and complain during special occasions or gatherings that due to his being diabetic, he could not try the homemade cheesecake or leche flan even if these were his favorite desserts. Tito Gary would then extend his concern towards us, warning us to not eat too many sweets or to lessen our servings. I hardly paused at those words of caution before, yet eventually those words somehow got through, probably because of sheer repetition. But now that I am older, I am more conscious of the caloric values of these highly effective diet-busters. Getting into working out and sports makes one more aware of the effects of having sweets, learning that sometimes they can help performance and sometimes they can make you crash at the most inconvenient times.
Exercising led me to researching more about diet, fitness regimens, and the internet’s vast web of suggested and similar posts led me to learn a lot about glycemic indices and eventually about diabetes and gum health. I particularly learned that people with diabetes are twice (2x) as likely to develop serious gum problems, because having the said condition makes your body more susceptible to bacterial infection and hence have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gums. Luckily, there is a product made especially for gum health. Colgate Total Pro-Gum Health toothpaste helps reduce up to 90% of bacteria build-up that cause gingivitis, an early form of gum disease. Providing 12-hour bacteria protection even after brushing is one of the key advantages of using Colgate Total.
Make Colgate Total part of your overall diabetes management program and for overall gum health. Your gums will thank you for it, and I am sure Tito Gary will definitely approve of the extra care you take, even if you have that small serving of leche flan.
Von Zipper equates to skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wee man, and basically for the more alternative and outgoing sort. The sunglasses they serve up are well designed to look good but at the same time hard wearing enough to put up with the numerous challenges the elements pose.
Extreme sports, lifestyle and a ton of personality is infused into their sunglasses which give some individuality in a sea of usuals suspects. I wear a couple of their shades simply because they fit the unfussy summer style pretty well, and are sporty enough to be tossed around and still keep on kicking. They’re perfect for music festivals and keeping the glare out of your eyes while chasing sunsets on a Malibu Wakesetter.
photo up top by Adrian Calumpang.
Some of that limited ediiish!
I also really dig these ones (Cletus) because they really give off the summer vibe with the mirrorized lenses.
LoMax below. Basic with a lil sumpin sumpin. Keyhole bridge plus POLARIZATION! VP3 stands for Tri-Motion polarization, so a lot less glare to see colors better!
Cletus again for the sunset.
Check out their stuff and find what your personality calls for, and which one tells your story!
VZ sunglasses are available in LS Pascual Rockwell, LS Pascual Shangri-La, SPEX Greenbelt, SPEX BGC, Sarabia Greenbelt, and Sarabia ATC.
Dropped by the Perry Ellis store before watching Bloc Party the other week, and I have to say I really like the new stuff they have in stock. Perfect for the summer (more casual) months while still being very stylish.
This print I really liked, it’s one of those rare designs that catch your eye but in a subtle and “hey, that’s interesting” kind of way.
Refreshing orange, I regret not getting this shirt. Hopefully it’ll still be there next time I drop by!
The look of the store speaks city dweller but not in an uptight way, much like the brand it’s for people looking for very presentable clothes without the fussy disposable trends.
Prints on prints! Don’t limit yourself to stripes and dots!
Check out the new Perry Ellis store in Shangri-La Plaza’s impressive new wing, they’re located at the M/L floor.
Perry Ellis Stores: