Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2009 World Pyro Olympics

The 2009 World Pyro Olympics is being held at the Fort open field, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig just near our office building. Entries come from 8 contending countries and are shown in 4 consecutive Saturdays since Nov 21 http://www.worldpyroolympics.com/.
The Philippines is just hosting this event. It’s really grand and amazing but is it good? I’m just wondering if this event has considered the environment and how much carbon these fireworks will be emitting. We are faced with the challenge to protect and preserve our only home and we have already tasted nature’s wrath in the floods we have in the past months. Adding to the pollution isn’t a good idea. As per Kyoto Protocol, there’s a certain amount of carbon allowed for each country to emit. Carbon footprint is traced and calculated to be able to determine that a particular activity is carbon neutral. I’m just afraid of the amount of pollution this activity will record. It’s very nice to have an event like this but is it worth it?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Run for Ilog Pasig 2009

I got the chance to join the run for Ilog Pasig with my DB officemates in ERIS. We did the 42 k relay category with 20 participants. I’m fond of fun runs though I’m not really an athletic type or for running in particular. I just love the fun and of course the cause was also in line with my concern for the environment. I’ve already done this stuff in Davao and I got lots of fun so I wanted to try it in Manila too. I was assigned to be the 5th runner and they’ll be waiting for me on Station 6 for the relay. I ran for only 2 k and I’m not sure how many minutes I did that. I just enjoyed the run. I didn’t even recognize the place I passed by I was just following the route assigned to me. I started at the Ayala Bridge before going down. Each run has Ilog Pasig participating in it coz we pass it in every running station. It was a fun-filled activity but I got my legs aching the next day - a sign that I was not able to prepare for it. I just went there and run lol! I wasn’t even able to sleep the night before coz my body clock has already changed with my current work schedule. Nevertheless, I ran and it was fine.