The 9th Soul

Creating My Own Kettlebell Program

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on September 29, 2014

[Check this out for the upgraded/modified version]

I’ve been doing a lot of workouts with kettlebells and bodyweight exercises and I figured it’s time I do something similar to a program. I’ve been just usually doing complexes on random occasions with little to no patterns involved. At most, I’ve been repeating two or three workouts on random days and that’s about as organized a program as I got. I’ve got a goal and I have to maintain my view on that goal. That goal is to become stronger and right now my definition of getting stronger is to lift a pair of 32 kg kettlebells effortlessly. I decided it just this Sunday morning but I’m pretty sure I dreamt about it numerous times before. I’ll be condensing it for 20 minutes give or take so rest times will just have to be short but sweet. Wish me luck :D

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Movie Review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Avengers 2)

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on May 1, 2015
This scene was the holy grail of superhero action scenes to date.

This scene was the holy grail of superhero action scenes to date. Credits to http://www.mtv.com/

I just watched this film and I had my hopes way, way up specially since it’s an all-star cast and it’s one of the best film franchises in history. I mean, it’s a superhero movie made by one of the best superhero movie makers. The bar is already set high when you think back to the first Avengers film. I’m going to say it now: This film surpasses the first one in all aspects. You could go there and set your standards high and you wouldn’t think the film would go beyond it.  (more…)

Life Update April 16 2015

Posted in health, internet news, life by Fated Blue on April 16, 2015

Hello. If you’ve read my previous entry a few months back, you’ve already realized I no longer work as a food scientist. It’s been more than two months since I worked in the food industry and to be honest, with all the things that happened to me, I don’t regret quitting.

So what happened in between? Well, I’m now an official freelance writer. I currently work for 4 clients in the U.S.. The good points about this is that I’m now able to work utilizing my passion or writing and the fact that my salary is officially almost 3x that of previous job. The dollar exchange rate makes me happy.

I’m now building my wealth and I’m currently looking for a small business to get some decent passive income on. Nothing too fancy; perhaps a small coffee shop or perhaps a franchise from a popular meat retailer would do for now.

I’ve also been working on my new website! It will focus mainly on fitness and health which would be dominated by my passion for kettlebell training. I hope you guys pay me a visit.

That is all. Thank you!

Robina Gokongwei-Pe On Economics, Kidnapping, Chinoys and Business

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on March 26, 2015

Fated Blue:

I miss working for the Gokongwei family. I’ve yet to see a better managed company. Ms. Robina’s speech is something worth remembering.

Originally posted on The Critical Thinker(tm):

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Here’s an excerpt from a speech given by Ms. Robina Gokongwei-Pe to the students of the UP School of Economics. Interesting insights on business, economics, and life as a Chinese-Filipino and entrepreneur in the Philippines:

The first theory is the ubiquitous law of supply and demand. The reason I failed to graduate from UP was that I was kidnapped on the way to school in September 1981, and guess what, right on the day I was supposed to take Prof. Canlas’ exams. 
 

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Launching A Website!

Posted in internet news, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on February 18, 2015

Hello everyone! As you may have noticed, I’ve not been as active in this blog as before and for good reason. As mentioned in the title, I’ve been busy with a website and it will focus on health, fitness, and maybe a bit of financial blogging here and there.

Also, a little update: I’m no longer affiliated with Jollibee Foods Corporation. The company and I had a few things we didn’t agree on so I decided to move away and focus on being a freelancer (which earns me a decent $8 per hour) and a chance to build on my website.

I’ll be stealing a few blogs from this place for content’s sake. The purpose of that website is to earn me some passive income. I’m thankful I’m the author so I don’t need to ask for anyone’s permission :D

So yeah, here’s the website in case you want to visit!

Book Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2)

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on January 25, 2015

Review of Steelheart a.k.a. Reckoners #1

This book came to me as a surprise. I finished reviewing this book and shortly realized I ran out of books to read. Well, good books for my taste.

I went about my usual day at the mall, browsing for books when I remembered Firefight was supposed to come out in January ( I read about it in my daily Goodreads newsletter) but I never really thought about looking for it yet since it was still just recently launched.

Nonetheless, my eyes widened when I saw the book glaring at me. Lo and behold, it was the last copy too as I took a few minutes looking for other copies just to see if I can grab a fresher book (I’m strict with book preservation). I didn’t even hesitate to buy this book. I immediately fell in line at the nearest cashier and moments later, I’m inside Starbucks reading this book fresh from the plastic. I’m not even afraid to admit that I sniff books particularly when old and newly bought.

With regards to my review, it will be quick and short as the time I have to type it down is not as long as I want it to be. It’s getting late here and I have work (and a workout) in the morning. I also have to play Civilization: Beyond Earth and I’m probably the country’s biggest Civ fan since I started playing Civilization III when I was just 10 years old.

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Modifying My Kettlebell Program

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on January 24, 2015

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In an attempt to focus my workout into something basic yet essential, I’ve decided to modify my first workout program. This is what I may consider as an upgraded version if we’re to treat the first program as an overall basic workout routine.

I’ve been experimenting since January started and I’ve come up with a routine that’s guaranteed to give you the best bang for your bell without stressing yourself about doing them for a week.

The same schedule format will apply: 5 to 6 days a week, 20 minutes minimum on the clock.

Mind you, this revolves mostly around Hardstyle movements which means maximal effort in less repetitions. I’m fond of utilizing both GS and Hardstyle but I somehow always gravitate towards Hardstyle due to the maximal effort exerted in a short period of time.

Because let’s face it, 20 minutes isn’t that long. But if utilized efficiently, 20 minutes is more than enough.

For this program, you’ll need at least a pair of heavy KBs and one lighter bell. In my case, I use a pair of 32 kg and one 24 kg. The 24 kg is for the warm up while one or two 32 kg KBs will be used for the main workout.

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Welcoming 2015 with a running workout

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone! One of my personal traditions involve welcoming the new year with a run. I always run first thing in the morning and due to this I have to sleep extra early. I’ve been skipping the new year midnight for four years now and I don’t mind at all.

You can find my running details here

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