Friday, May 25, 2012

The Toyota GT86...

... will be making a few cameos around Metro Manila starting tonight up to Sunday night, as far as I know. Man, what a fine car. Wish I could head over to the locations it would stop by at, but I'd honestly rather stay at home and rest.

For anyone who wants the schedule of appearances, here it is:

May 25
6:00-8:00pm - Eastwood City Stopover near Johnny Rockets
8:00-8:30pm - Along C5, Tiendesitas/Silver City
8:30-9:00pm - Julia Vargas/Ortigas Home Depot/Metrowalk PITSTOP
9:00-9:30pm - Ortigas/Emerald Avenue/Robinson's Galleria going to Shangrila
9:30-10:00pm - Edsa Shaw Towards Makati/U-Turn going to Fort Bonifacio
10:00-10:30pm - Burgos Circle/Fort Plaza/Bonifacio High Street Pitstop
10:30-11:00pm Serendra/Market Market
May 26
1-2pm EDSA to Robinson's Galleria
2-230pm ADB Avenue, Podium, Megamall, Shangri-la Mall
230-245pm San Miguel Avenue towards Metrowalk
245-3pm Ortigas Ave towards Valle Verde/Green Meadows
3-4pm PITSTOP at White Plains Starbucks
4-415pm Katipunan towards UP Diliman
415-445pm Quezon City Circle/North Avenue/Trinoma/SM North EDSA
445-5pm EDSA right Quezon Avenue/Timog to rotonda towards ABS-CBN
5-530pm Tomas Morato/E.Rodriguez/Gilmore/Ortigas
530-6pm Greenhills/Promenade/Connecticut Avenue
6-8pm PITSTOP Greenhills Little Asia Promenade
8-845pm EDSA to Magallanes towards Alabang PITSTOP Shell Magallanes
945-1015 Villamor/Resorts World/Newport City
May 27 
9-10am Toyota Bicutan
10-1030am Around Better Living
1030-11am SM Bicutan/Going to South Super Highway
11-1115am South Super Highway/Exit Sucat/Sucat Road to BF Homes
1115-1130am BF Homes to Toyota Alabang Zapote
1130-1145am Commerce Road/West Gate/ATC
1145-130pm Stopover @ Alabang Town Center
130-2pm Filinvest Exit/Festival Mall/SLEX
2-230pm Sta Rosa Exit Pitstop at Paseo De Sta Rosa
230-3pm SLEX/Tagaytay
3-4pm Robinson's Grocery/Pitstop Starbucks
4-6pm Mile Hi Diner or Kitaro

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Time for a Break

When you start dreaming that you're still working at work, it's time for a break. This is nothing against what I'm doing right now. It's just a simple fact for me. I'm in too deep with work, and it's just starting to become a powerful drain on my mental and emotional side.

I'm not yet an emotional wreck, and I hope I never end up as one. But I need a vacation. Thankfully that part has already been planned for the past few months.

I cannot wait.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Car Madness

There's a new car I really want. It's the new Prius C Four. It's basically a hybrid Toyota Yaris. If I'm not mistaken, the Prius C is the smallest Prius being offered by Toyota in the United States. The Four means it's the top-of-the-line model.

Why this car? Well, it's quite a simple answer. It's a hybrid, and it's a perfect city car. It's not that big, it looks spacious enough inside to fit me, my wife, my baby, and her nanny for our weekend trips, it has folding rear seats in case we have a lot of stuff to carry around, and being a hybrid it would actually encourage me to drive smarter and more practical. Yes, the ground clearance isn't as high as I'd like it to be for the Metro Manila streets, but it's not as if I can actually own one right now here in the Philippines.

First of all, it's not being sold here (yet?). Second, I don't make enough to be able to afford a brand new car. And finally, even if I had money to get one, it's not my priority (a place to call my own would be on top).

I've watched a couple of reviews of the Prius C online, and I've read my fair share of reviews too. And all I can say is, this car would be perfect for me. I enjoy the challenge of maximizing the fuel in the tank. I don't like driving my car like I'm on a death race versus Michael Schumacher. And I've always had a soft spot for "small" cars.


Thursday, May 10, 2012


It's still so hard to maintain a positive attitude. I can't even stay positive while driving, as my road rage still takes control of my thoughts and my mouth. Thankfully it doesn't overwhelm how I drive, so yes I'm still a relatively "slow" driver who likes to maintain enough space with cars in front and all that stuff.

But to be quite honest, I am feeling a lot more positive now than I was, say, a year ago. Things have changed and I have brightened my outlook on life. Has it made a difference? Well, in some ways, yes. But in other things, no. Which isn't really that bad because at least things have changed in one way or another.

Now I have to learn how to let go. Maybe once I learn to let go of things, whatever they may be, I can be even more positive. All I need is a conscious and continuous effort on my part.