Monday, October 24, 2011

The Flat Tire

On our way home last Sunday, we decided to buy roasted chicken so we can have dinner as soon as we get home. Just before we pulled off to the side of the road, we heard a little explosion coming from our vehicle. Hubby remained calm on the wheel while I let out a little shriek. It was our first time to have it on the road. Luckily, no one was hurt except for a badly torn and flat tire on the passenger seat side.

We attracted a few bystanders and onlookers who came to look at the tire, some asked questions and there was a man who was kind enough to give directions on the nearest shop.   It must have been punctured by a sharp object. They looked for a big nail but didn't find any. Whatever it was must have been so sharp to have ripped a section of the tire.
It's in accidents like this are we able to test how efficient the car care service we are enrolled in. After a short call through a mobile, help came after 15mins.

 Thanks to the mechanics. Big thanks to Car 24! You never fail your customers.

Monday, October 17, 2011

FUN RUN 2011

Last Sunday, 16 October 2011, I woke up as early as 4:30 am. It was much too early and cold for me to go out but had to rush or I may be missing the Fun Run at 5am. An activity sponsored by Milo of Nestle Phils., aimed to donate more running shoes for children in public schools. It was overwhelming to participate in such event in my city.

So many came to participate and it was amusing to witness people of different ages and walks in life willing to be in it. The fact that the organizers provided human barricades and set batches of runners, made it smooth and less chaotic than the past events in the city. The sound of a gun shot, the sight of smiling faces and the thumping of shoes added more excitement as the next batch of runners positions and readied for their turn.

Even cutie pets took part of the cause.

Water stations designated on certain areas provided a thirst quenching relief.

Aside from helping in giving shoes to children,  we also made the street dirty. But as soon as the last set of runners passed, a group of people were quick enough to sweep and discard of the trash.

Finally, we came close to the finish as we reached the Pelaez Sports Complex.

Notice the time in the 5K lane. That's how I fared in the run.  It felt SO GOOD!

I'm one of those who are proud to say,  "I WAS THERE!"