Last year, I received a very generous gift from a family friend, a groupon for an overnight stay at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar good for 4 people. The groupon was good until the end of May only but got extended till August. I invited my cousin Hanna to go with me and our other cousin’s son, Jasper.
How to Get to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar by commute
We took the Genesis Bus from Cubao to Balanga, Bataan. Fare is around P200, and travel time is about 3 hours.
After getting off at Balanga Terminal, (and after having lunch), we took a jeep going to Bagac. Fare is 47 pesos per person and travel time is 45 minutes to an hour. There’s a jeep that leaves every 30 minutes even when not full. You may inform the driver that you’re heading to Las Casas so he can drop you off at the nearest stop.
We rode a tricycle that took us inside Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar for 10 pesos per person. It didn’t take 5 minutes to get there.
How to go back
Just backtrack your way in. The fares and schedules are almost the same.
O hai. I meant to do this sooner, like last week, but I was…erh..busy. Anywho… How was your Christmas? Mine was a bit uneventful as we spent it in bed, playing games on our phones. Heh.
I’m just here to share a few games I started playing since I got my new phone.
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Aawyeah! I was one of the people who got addicted to Plants vs. Zombies when it first came out years ago. When the 2nd version came out, I so wanted to play it but my previous phone was outdated.
Hey, how’s it going? It’s December 24th and while everyone is celebrating Christmas Eve, I’m having fruit salad given by the neighbor in front of the laptop and TV, blogging about whatever. Ha!
My mom and I don’t really do the Noche Buena thing unless we are invited to have dinner with her friends’ family. Otherwise, we’re content with just sitting at home watching movies while mom plays on her iPhone and I either play on my smartphone or browse Facebook. See, we’re big on multi-tasking.
For those in the fashion or beauty industry, it is no secret that looking good and staying in shape are the keys to success. Dumbbells are worthwhile investments for those who want to tone their body and build muscle. Of course, you may have heard that some of the best ways to maintain a healthy weight is through aerobics and machine exercises. While this is partially true, it is important to note that free weights will mimic the natural movements of your body. So, dumbbells are an important component within any well-planned fitness programme. Let’s look at some of the benefits that they provide.
Freedom of Motion
One of the problems with weight machines is that they tend to restrict the natural motions of our bodies during exercise. While this may lessen the chances of injury, there is also the possibility that certain muscle groups will not be developed properly. Also, free weights will enable you to develop a more balanced physique. In fact, most fitness professionals actually prefer such natural planes of motion over the limited range that machines provide.
Strengthen Your Core
The core muscles of the abdomen and the lower back are two key areas that are important for an aspiring model to maintain. Why is this the case? These central muscles will promote better posture and a more erect spine; both critical when taking a stride down that famous catwalk. Machines have difficulty targeting these groups. The end result can be a physique that may appear trim but a posture that appears slightly stooped. So, the use of free weights is a great way to combat this unenviable possibility.
One of the most overlooked benefits that dumbbells provide is the ability for you to stretch while exercising. It is no secret that one of the best ways to prevent an injury is to stretch before, during and after any routine. Free weights (and the range of motion that they provide) will allow a greater amount of blood flow throughout the body. In turn, this will lessen the chances of a strain or muscle tear.
So, it is apparent that dumbbells will offer numerous benefits to any exercise programme. Of course, you should never attempt any movement without the help of a qualified professional. By employing free weights alongside cardiovascular activities and aerobics, you can achieve a body and a shape that will turn heads both on and off of the runway.