Thinspiration: White Space Mind and Body Wellness

Sharing with you a special announcement from White Space Mind and Body Wellness:

White Space opens its doors with a lineup of free demonstration classes on Yoga, Pilates, T’ai Chi, Reiki, Inner Dance, Inner Medicine, massage therapy and meditation! Visit us and bring family and friends along for a weekend of mind and body wellness fun!

SATURDAY: JUNE 2, 2012

09:00-10:00 GENTLE YOGA
Start the weekend off by joining Mizel Evangelista for an hour of sedate and calming practice based on the Hatha Yoga tradition. Our Gentle Yoga is perfect for new and regular practitioners alike.

11:00-12:00 SUN-/YANG-STYLE T’AI CHI
Explore two different styles of T’ai Chi at once with Ton Delgado’s combination of the healing Sun style and relaxing Yang style. Discover why T’ai Chi is one of the fastest growing health activities in the world.

13:00-14:00 CHEN-STYLE T’AI CHI
Experience the oldest and most martial form of T’ai Chi with Karl Go and discover how the art of T’ai Chi has a dynamic and invigorating aspect of its own.

15:00-16:00 MAT PILATES
Work with Billy Goco for an hour of core exercises designed to align, balance, condition, strengthen and tone the entire body. Find out why Pilates is among the most popular fitness activities in the world.

17:00-18:00 BODYWORK BASICS INTRODUCTION
End the day with Billy Goco’s introductory and application session on massage techniques for the common problem areas of the neck, shoulders and lower back. Learn how to apply quick relief to yourself and others!

SUNDAY: JUNE 3, 2012

09:00-10:00 FLOW/POWER YOGA
Explore two different styles of Yoga at once with Mina Aquino’s combination of Flow and Power Yoga. Kick the day off with a fluid and invigorating practice!

11:00-12:00 REIKI INTRODUCTION
Discover and experience the Japanese meditative healing technique of Reiki with Sarah Salcedo-Rubin. Find out how Reiki can be used to balance, conserve and enhance your energy and those of others.

13:00-14:00 INNER DANCE INTRODUCTION
Learn about the Filipino healing practice of Inner Dance, a consciously cultivated and musically-accompanied trance state that has healed scores of people around the world. Find out what Inner Dance can contribute to your life with guide Arianne Olegario.

15:00-16:00 INNER MEDICINE INTRODUCTION
Discover the comprehensive healing framework of Inner Medicine, a program that integrates Inner Dance, life coaching, guided meditation, inner journaling, bodywork and energy healing. Explore how Inner Medicine can transform your life with founder Mary Raynor.

17:00-18:00 GUIDED MEDITATION INTRODUCTION
Discover and experience the basic principles and techniques of meditation with Sarah Salcedo-Rubin. Find out how this ancient discipline, found in different belief systems and cultures, can contribute to enhancing and expanding your quality of life.

For questions about any of our Open Studio activities, write us at info@whitespacewellness.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at White Space!

Visit their Studio at:

White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio,
6/F Regis Center (across Gate 3 of Ateneo de Manila University), 3
27 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights 1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Chief Justice on Trial: The Verdict

After 44 days in trial, the day has arrived for the senator-judges to vote if they find Chief Justice Corona is guilty or not guilty according to the articles of Impeachment.

After the 43 days, both prosecution and defense have presented their cases, evidences and witnesses to the public.

And the results are in for Article 2 of rules of Impeachment.

GUILTY – 20 VOTES (Angara, Cayetano A, Cayetano P, Drilon, Enrile (presiding officer), Escudero, Estrada, Guingona, Honasan, Lacson, Lapid, Legarda, Osmena, Pangilinan, Pimentel, Recto, Revilla, Sotto Trillanes, Villar)

NOT GUILTY –Β  3 VOTES (Arroyo, Defensor-Santiago, Marcos)

Article 2 accuses Corona of failure to disclose his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth as required by the Constitution.

Another historical moment in the Philippines as this is the first time a member of the judiciary was impeached.

Project 365: I <3 Pomelos! (Day 148)

One of my favorite fruits – pomelos – ripe, juicy and fresh from Davao City πŸ™‚

Project 365: I <3 BRB! (Day 147)

Meet my new favorite sweethearts – JM, Bryan, Alex and Markki! The boys of ASAP Boys R Boys were with me in Davao and these guys are like my crazy brothers!

Project 365: i <3 curls (Day 146)

Thought I’d curl my hair today πŸ™‚ Something different for today.

Project 365: I <3 Lipstick! (Day 145)

Bought these new shades of lipstick! A new tube of Viva Glam IV, Cosmo and Sheen Supreme in Tea Ceremony all from MAC πŸ™‚

Project 365: I <3 Men In Black! (Day 144)

Watched Men In Black 3 with the siblings at Rockwell Mall brought to you by Studio 23, Bonakid Choco Boost and Rebisco Choco Pie.

Movie Review: Men in Black 3

Fourteen years after they saved the world, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and J (Will Smith) are off to same the world, and this time from the most sinister alien in the Universe, Boris the Animal. This alien destroyer escapes from LunarMax prison to seek revenge on Agent K who put him in jail forty years ago. He travels back in time to finish the job, and its up to Agent J to also travel back to 1969 to rewrite history.

The film brings me back to nostalgic 90s where the first movie became a hit. I missed the black suits, the oakley shades and the little memory eraser sticks. The aliens are still the same and the weapons are still furturistic.

The film was actually short and didn’t have that much action unlike the previous two movies. It was more focused on the story line and relationship between the two agents. Here we see a different side of Agent K, where he’s usually still and no nonsense. Agent J is still the loud mouthed and funny, which provides comic relief most of the time.

The movie might be a disappointment to some of the fans but I found it enjoyable. It was a good transition from the last movie and I didn’t find myself trying too hard to remember the older movies. Its something the younger kids would enjoy.

Concert Scene: Lady Gaga Monster Ball Live in Manila

The little monsters were out!

The Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, frontlined the newly opened SM Mall of Asia Arena, the newest concert and athletic venue in the country.

Boasting two sold out performances, Lady Gaga was indeed a force to be reckoned with. Days prior to the concert, protesters mostly from the Catholic Church have been adamantly against her coming to the country due to the said nature of her songs, especially previous hit Judas, and her raunchy sets and costumes.

Despite the controversy, the shows continued on and Lady Gaga wowed Manila audiences with her high performance levels, awesome stage production and hit songs.

I had no intention of watching her show due to its prices and I wasn’t that much of a fan to begin with. I knew her songs, but I couldn’t really sing to them. But I was surprised when my friend Cheson called me up Monday afternoon and invited me to watch as he had free tickets to the show.

Together with our other friend Sitti, we had patron seats (the Mosh Pit) to the first night of the concert!

We were very impressed with the Arena, as it was a very world class venue, very spacious. But compared to the other major Manila concert venue, The Smart Araneta Coliseum, I found it a little bit smaller.

After about a 30 minute opening act featuring DJ Zedd, the stage revealed itself to an elaborate castle. This was by far the most elaborate set design I’ve ever seen for a concert.

Lady Gaga just wowed the crowd with her elaborate set and mind-boggling costumes. Sh had us jumping up and down with her hit songs like ‘Telephone’, ‘Just Dance’, ‘Born This Way’ and ‘Pokerface’.

There were some moments in the show where Lady Gaga addressed the controversy by saying, β€œI am not a creature of your government!” Her advocacy on equality and change was blatantly expressed throughout the concert.

β€œIt’s not about the music, but about being yourself!”

Over all it was a great concert. I was duly impressed with the performances and the set design, however I would have probably enjoyed it more if I knew the songs better πŸ™‚

But hey, its free, who am I to complain?