The 9th Soul

Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on August 25, 2014

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I happened to find out about this book thru a friend whom I trust with good books and good music. I wish I can put her Facebook page here but we all have private lives we don’t want to make complicated. I was at a loss of what book to read that I almost went to my classics which I preferred not to read yet until I’m old and gray. I saw my friend’s review of this book and I quickly jumped on the idea that it must be really good.


Kettlebell Complex To Reinforce Upper Body Strength

Posted in health by Fated Blue on August 21, 2014

I’m not totally owning this complex but I just had to try this one out since I began thinking about it last night. I simply wanted to improve my cleans but at the same improve my arm strength. I can’t afford to strictly press my 32kg yet so I figured bent over rows would do nicely.

The complex goes like this:


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Movie Review: Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Film (2012 and 2014)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on August 21, 2014

First and foremost, I am truly apologetic that I was unable to write a review on the first film of the Live Action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin though I was able to watch it on Day 1 as well last 2012.

To give justice to it, I’d like to make a review of it together with the awesome sequel I watched last night which, as hinted earlier, was also its day 1.


Day 10 – 10k10days

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on August 11, 2014

Originally posted on Whitlock Fitness:


10000 swings

10106 swings done in 10 days.

So I threw in a few extra today to make sure.

A little bit of a write up coming tomorrow…thanks for clicking and reading.

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Details of my 30 minute kettlebell workout

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on August 2, 2014

I was particularly in the mood to push my usual workout time to 30 minutes rather than my usual 20. It may not seem much for most people but those that know how it is to train with kettlebells will definitely feel the difficulty of adding 50% more time than usual. I guess it had something to do with me eating a whole bunch of Pancit Malabon and Chicken Drumsticks from yesterday’s 4:00 PM birthday celebration.

It looks small but underneath the Pancit strands are 4 pairs of chicken legs. PAIRS, GODDAMMIT, PAIRS!


Emphasis on 4:00 PM meaning I ate a truckload of food hours before my day was up. That would be both a dietician’s and a bodybuilder’s nightmare. When I carried it off to a nearby table, I was pretty sure it weighed more than 600 grams. I’m not sure how much calories that would translate to but I’m pretty sure it was not less than 1000. I mean, I seriously ate more than enough carbs, fats, and cholesterol in one big serving to give me enough energy to last me 24 hours with only water. I wanted the excess energy to get out of my system and I also had the day to myself mostly so I couldn’t really lose.

I’ll be giving this one in detail which also includes my usual warm ups. Some of these workouts have been blogged previously which also had videos.



Book Review: Goliath by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan #3)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on July 29, 2014

I never found the cover with the similar theme as the last two books so I got this. It was the last book in the store, too. I got lucky and I’m happy I got lucky.

I finished the final book of the Leviathan trilogy and I have only good words to say of it. I’ve always wanted to read the entire series ever since I saw its hardbound cover in our local bookstore but I waited for the right time due to budget constraints (Read: student money is never enough) and it wasn’t until I saw the first book at a sale that I since promised myself that I would hunt for the remaining books. And finally, the story has concluded itself and I’m quite happy with the results.

I’m dubbing this as one of the best series I’ve ever read. I can’t spoil anything but what I loved about this book is how it never made the story predictable. I had a couple of moments where I was literally on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t simply stop reading until a chapter has finally relieved me of the situation. Another favorite is how the fact that, though this is for teens (mainly), it never poked fun about the tragedies and horrors of war and how death is not so simple as to be merely reduced to something as ordinary and common as a statistic. The book never let up on the fact that wars are horrible events in human history and it takes the lives of too many innocents.


Four must-do exercises that your not doing…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on July 20, 2014

Originally posted on Thoughts for the day...:

For the years that i have always tried taking a “shortcut”, a “smarter” way of “training less to grow more”, or just plain balls to walls training old skool style….i jus can’t seem to figure out what would be the most valuable training movements that most of us should do, if you even lift that is(yes you know who you are). Now that i am much older, wiser, more aware of the consequences of certain actions aaaand most importantly i have made it to where i am with least amounts of injury (well not major ones at least). The four list that i chose has specifics in them that allows one to improve in many areas as well as a high carry over to most things in life let alone a sporting activity(Functional). If you want to improve your testosterone, increase GH levels, burn fats, improve mobility, improve mobility, look…

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