The 9th Soul

New Pair Of Kettlebells For Christmas!!!

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on December 25, 2013
What's not seen: My treadmill and a bunch of running shoes.

What’s not seen: My treadmill and a bunch of running shoes.

I got myself a pair of 24 kg kettlebell last Monday as a Chrismas gift to myself. I’ve owned a pair of 32 kg for about a year now and I still can’t bring myself to do proper cleans or presses (and yes, I can’t even perform them single-handedly, don’t even let me discuss my futile attempts at a snatch…) and I figured I jumped the weight from 20 kg to 32 kg too fast. I didn’t know what I was thinking and quite frankly I wasted an entire year of not being able to practice my favorite double kettlebell routines.


Merry Christmas To My Bane

Posted in life, Special posts by Fated Blue on December 17, 2012

I couldn’t sleep at all. It’s half past three in the morning and I’m thinking of things I want to say to you for Christmas’ sake.

The unusual hour, the early morning cold, a warm blanket draped over me, I thought about how warm has become cold without even a hint of change. The darkness that probed even the tiniest crevices of my room wouldn’t leave until the sun would reveal itself once again as if it was its duty to serve our needs for light and heat. The pitch black seemed to make everything stretch to infinity, a starless universe deprived of even the tiniest spark of light and hope.

Light and hope. It suddenly crossed my mind like lightning would touch a tree. I used to look at something that reminded me that someone up there stood wide awake always watching, guarding me in the deepest and darkest of nights. I was a mere child, not more than 7, when my mother gave it to me. It was a gift of sorts and I liked it not because of the contract that bound me to my religion but simply because it glowed in the dark. Well technically it absorbed light but it’s sweeter to think it did glow by itself.

It was a plain luminescent rosary but I always thought of it as God’s little barrier against the evils that I couldn’t see or hear when I’m asleep. I’d cup my palms over it and peek inside just to see how beautiful it illuminated itself and made the blackness seemed alright. I used to bring it with me every night and hang it somewhere I can easily see while I lie in bed. It was so I can have a good look at its light which somehow kept me from fearing the dark.

Time passed by so fast. My faith in Christianity dwindled, my beliefs I found disturbingly too good to be true, religion was slowly becoming just a subject to pass in school, and soon what used to put me in awe had somehow found its way inside a little tin box amongst the other things I wondered why I still kept.

Needless to say, I have no use for this rosary anymore. I still fear the dark but only because it dimmed my sense of sight, played with my fears, and nothing else. It even dawned on me that I didn’t even use this rosary for its true purpose; I just stared at it.


UST Paskuhan News by The Varsitarian

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on December 19, 2009


THE COUNTDOWN to UST’s 400th year officially begun December 18, with the annual Paskuhan program launching four “quadricentennial symbols” before a record crowd of Thomasians and outsiders that flocked to the Pontifical and the Royal University’s “most memorable” Christmas celebration.


UST Paskuhan “Hangover”: Simply the best Paskuhan ever

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on December 19, 2009

I went to UST at around 8 am to do our thesis. In a nutshell, we really didn’t do anything! haha

The theme was “4 Horas. 4 Dias. 400 Days. 400 Taon” to simply explain that the event would be held for 4 hours, 4 day ’til the actual day to start off the 400 days countdown, and lastly, because UST will be celebrating it’s 400 years of being an amazing academic institution.



Official news confirms Kim Atienza and Miriam Quiambao’s Hosting during UST’s Paskuhan 2009

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on December 15, 2009


The kick-off event, to be hosted by UST alumni Kim Atienza and Miriam Quiambao, will coincide with the traditional UST Paskuhan that will be held at the UST field. JC Cuadrado will also serve as segment host while Rachel Lobangco is expected to perform a fire dance.


I invite everyone to attend the 2009 UST Paskuhan Event!

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on December 15, 2009

Congratulations to Pots; 4F1 Christmas Party Aftermath

Posted in life, Random by Fated Blue on December 12, 2009

Our section had our Christmas party last nigh until early this morning. Prior to that, we went to watch our classmate Pots win the crown and be hailed Mr. Education (The pageant was Mr. and Ms. Education). He will now be competing against other colleges and hopefully, he’ll bag it all! Congratulations! 4F1 will support you!