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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Winning No. 1 in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015 is More than a Dream Come True!

The hardworks finally pay off! Runner Rocky, my newly owned blog for fitness, sports, and running was recognized and awarded last Saturday, October 10, 2015 as one of the Emerging Influential Blogs for the year.

And yes, this award for me is more than a dream come true! Why? It's because, I didn't only make it on the top 10, I was even emerged as No. 1!

Runner Rocky took the No. 1 spot in this annual award organized by Influential Blogger and Ms. Janette Toral, an e-commerce advocate and founder of Digital Filipino.

Aside from being No. 1 in the ranking, Runner Rocky also created a new record in the history of this award as it is their very first winner with a sports and fitness niche.

Since 2010, it was always my own tradition every year to send my article nominees for this award even though I have no new blog. Two of my existing blogs today namely TV Series Craze (2010) and The Lifestyle Portal (2012) were also products of this writing project but sad to say, they didn't won! That's why I'm so much thankful that Runner Rocky made it for them.

The Certificate of Recognition for Runner Rocky being an Emerging Influential Blog:

8 of the 10 Winners Up on the Stage:

Yours truly Discussing the Success Story of Runner Rocky:

The Top 3 winners - me for Runner Rocky, Jay for Chef Jay's Kitchen, and Miyo for Take Off Philippines:

Receiving my Award Up in the Stage with Ms. Janette Toral:

The day 10/10 (October 10) when the awarding ceremony took place truly served as a lucky day for me when I received this prestige recognition!

The whole story about this award is already up and posted in Runner Rocky. You may check it now at

Once more, thank you so much for the votes, trust, and support making Runner Rocky a No. 1 emerging influential blog winner! I am now more inspire to blog and run at the same time. Let's all keep our passion in blogging! (RCB)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Runner Rocky on Its Fresh New Look

Yours truly's sports, fitness, and marathons blog Runner Rocky now sports a fresh new look! 

As I celebrate my second year anniversary in the running community and as I upgrade myself into the field of running and fitness, it's now time to upgrade my fitness blog as well!  

And yes, it now clearly defines its three major topics - sports, fitness, and marathons! And my fitness interviews with the different celebrities and personalities are also featured in this new website.

Check out below a glimpse of the new

Green is the color theme of the new Runner Rocky. And different topics were also segregated in different tabs on the header.

We will be having a grand online launch of Runner Rocky's new website theme together with its new logo soon. 

What can you say on the new Runner Rocky? What other suggestions can you give?! (RCB)

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Highlights of My 2016

It's always my tradition here in this blog to count the blessings and look back to the lessons of the past as the new year started. Though I already enumerated my Top 10 achievements of 2016 in my fitness blog Runner Rocky, I will still count here the highlights of my 2016.

So in no particular order, here are some of the highlights of my 2016 year:

  1. Blogging and social media success specially to my blog Runner Rocky.
  2. Celebrated 3 years in my new company. Received my 3-year loyalty award, a plague of appreciation.
  3. Bought our own lot for our future dream house!
  4. Received awards - in work (3 years loyalty awards, ERComm's fit buff), in blogging (GMA Blogging Awards, BlogEX Best Sports, Health and Fitness Blog for Runner Rocky).
  5. First time to ride in airplane during our Boracay travel last August.
  6. Travel to different places in the country namely Boracay, Puerto Gallera, Tayak, Corregidor, and Cagbalete. Travel stories and travel videos were already uploaded in my YouTube channel via    
  7. Finally had a selfie with Mario Maurer when he went back to Manila.
  8. Met new stars and celebrities for the very first time like Pio Luz, Elisse Joson, Clint Bondad, Marlon Stockinger, and McCoy De Leon to name few.
  9. Got a sponsored international marathon via the Danang International Marathon in Vietnam but I didn't pursue due to conflict in work schedule.
  10. Had a lovelife like the teleseryes "Tubig at Langis," "Imortal," "Pangako Sa'yo," and "FPJ's Ang Pribinsyano."   
  11. Experienced a real-life lovelife conflict like the Angel Locsin-Luis Manzano-Jessy Mendiola triangle!
  12. A year of alliance and sanib pwersa!
  13. My very own sports, running, blogging, and online team called Team Runner Rocky was officially launched with 10 members initially.
  14. Left my former running team Team Run Direction (TRD) which I've stayed for more than 1 1/2 years.
  15. Joined a new running team which is the Team Cholo Flight (TCF).
  16. New logo for Runner Rocky,  a double R which means "Strength and Speed" was launched. The said blogsite is more empowered with its fresh new look, with its own YouTube account, and a likers and followers of more than 12K.
  17. Media partnerships for more and more events specially in running and marathons.
  18. Covering major fitness competition events namely the Century Tuna Superbods 2016, the Slimmers World Great Bodies 2016, and the Gold's Gym BodyCon 2016.
  19. Had conquered a booming 43 runs which include 4 major full marathons, an obstacle race, an relay ultramarathons.
  20. Revealed a sexier version of me, half-naked which trended in social media! 

Well, those were some of the highlights of my 2016. I listed them in a summarized form. Remind me if I forgot to include some important details.

Now we're ready to face 2017 with excitement and a louder bang! (RCB)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back-to-Back Events in Two Consecutive Days!

The weekends of January 28 and 29, 2017 was truly a very busy days for me. I had two back-to-back events on two consecutive days transforming me from a blogger to a runner to a ninong and to a host! 

Saturday morning of January 28 during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, we had ran a fun run called the CNY Lucky Run 2016 together with my very own running team, the Team Runner Rocky.

Night of the said day, my team then attended a media launch for a Valentines event called the Love Locks Fair 2017. And we enjoyed the buffet dinner at the Prestige Cruise. I have shared a glimpse of these two events in my fitness blog Runner Rocky via the post Team Runner Rocky on CNY and Prestige Cruise. 

 A Proud Ninong and a Host to Our Friend's Birthday on Sunday

A Runner of a CNY Lucky Run and A Blogger of Love Locks Fair with Team Runner Rocky on Saturday

Then on Sunday morning, January 29, I started the day attending the baptismal of my new goddaughter Olivia Green. She is my second inaanak to my college bestfriend Marfe Antoneitte Bermudo-Mallari. And the church where baby Olivia was baptised was also the church where Marfe tied the knot to his husband Richmond.

Then on the evening, we have hosted a big surprise birthday party to our TRR teammate and friend Nelson Cuevas in Malayan Hotel, Ortigas. 

And look, seems that each day have their own color coding - red for Saturday and blue for Sunday!

That was really a very busy weekend! This week, another back-to-back events were set to happen! And I'll definitely keep you posted on them! 02/01/2017 (RCB)

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Double R is with Double P: Selfies with Piolo Pascual

As Papa P. reunited with Runner Rocky, we got the most number of selfies together!

In my other blog which is Runner Rocky, I've already shared with you my story with the Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual together with my one-on-one exclusive vlog video interview with him. You may want to read and watch the post, do check this out: Runner Rocky and Piolo Pascual. 

Now here in my personal blog Bits of Rocks, let me share with you our selfies and photos together with Papa P.  Well since here's Double P (Piolo Pascual or Papa P) while I'm Double R (Runner Rocky), let me call our collaboration as  RRxPP. 

And here our our photos together:

I believe my last photo with him before this was in 2016 during the Cherry Mobile event where he was launch as one of the ambassadors. I even had a good photo with him during the 2015 Star Awards for Movies. And my first selfie video interview with him was in 2012 during the blogcon of his Star Cinema movie, "24/7 in Love." 

Thanks Papa P. Until our next selfie! 07/22/2018 (Bits of Rocks)

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Friday, January 2, 2015

The Top 14 Hashtags of My 2014: The 14 Highlights of My Year #2014YearEnder

Hashtags were really trending topics in 2014. And yours truly honestly admits that I am a hashtag fanatic as I use this as many as I want specially in my Instagram posts. Therefore, my 2014 yearender will then revolve to hashtags!   

Yes, there are 14 Hashtags  which correspond to the Top 14 highlights of my year. If I were to assess my 2014, definitely it was not a good year for me specially in terms of my lovelife. It ruined my heart affecting my life! But then, there were also some good things that happened to me during this year. Therefore, those good and those bad collided - let's count the good, the blessings and let's learn from the not so good things!

So ladies and gentlemen, here is the list of the Top 14 Hashtags, the 14 Highlights of My 2014:

- Taking the No. 14 spot is the #Revelation. 2014 was truly full of pasabog! If you are watching a teleserye, #AlamNa the secrets! This was the year when majority of the minds were enlighten, clues were verified, and question marks turned to dots.   

It was an end-to-end moment where yours truly was crying in the beginning of the year for one person and cried again at the end of the year for another person! It was January when I cried and revealed to a friend (the same day when Angel Locsin cried during The Legal Wife's presscon at the presence of the media revealing the reason of her breakup with Phil Younghusband and revealing that she still inlove with Luis Manzano) about my heart problem. And in December, another similar situation took place but that time, it was for another person. "San ka pa, tinalo ang mga iyakan sa pinapanood mong telenobela!"  

13.) #R2 / #R2R /  #RR

 - That means Reunion and Reconciliation. Yes, I had two reunions with friends this 2014 after so many years. The first one was in January wherein I was reunited with my college friends and school publication's editors during the wedding of my college bestfriend. That was also the time when reconciliation took place. Me and my college rival finally reconciled and became friends again!      

The second reunion took place in March. This time, it was with my elementary classmates. It was actually an unplanned reunion. But the best thing that happened to me during that time, I met someone, a friend of my elementary friend whom became an apple of my eyes for a short period of time! #Dati, a song from Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos as our theme song. #KE

12.) #Eventology

- Ops, my events were leveled up to a higher level this year. This was the year wherein I handled major events where yours truly was the major organizer. These events were the "Fun with Philip" Show Launch, Tambayan Sa Kanto Food Trip, "The Country Wife" Celebrity Preview, and Hanz Cua Feng Shui 2015 Presscon.        

What more, I even had my first time to be a full-length program host / master of ceremony during the very first get-together of 'Marnolo,' the love team / tandem of PBB's Maris Racal and Manolo Pedrosa. #Kota! Hmmm... "host din pala ako ng Fun with Philip at Tambayan Sa Kanto Food Trip...Hehe!"   

Other events this year also paved way for me to meet the celebrities whom I never yet meet before like James Reid, Judy Ann Santos, Jean Garcia, and Daniel Matsunaga including the international artists and YouTube sensations namely Kurt Hugo Scheneider and Sam Tsui. I'll write a separate post for this! 

The FHM Sexiest Women 2014 Show was also a significant event for me this year. First, this was my very first time to attend this show; second, I had reconciled with a friend whom I got a misunderstanding; third, we became close again with my former love; and fourth, I met someone here! #ArKi!       

Awards nights were also significant things during this year. Aside from that star-starry events with the brightest stars, shift of feelings from one person to another took place!  

The Remarkable Words of My 2014
In 2014, I've Cried for Two Persons

11.) #iWitness

 - Literally, I witnessed crimes and holdups in bus twice! Yes, since I was assigned to a midshift schedule starting in March, I had witnessed two bus crimes while going home at 2am. The first one was an actual holdup wherein two thieves went up the bus with a gun and got the bags of the passengers. Thanks God, I was safe and my bag was not collected!   

The second crime was a bloody one wherein the conductor hit the head of the mistaken holdapper with his icepick. Blood flowing on the bus! Still thanking God since I was also safe and sound after the incident.

In addition to this, September 2014 when my Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone was snatched from me while riding in the jeepney. The snatcher was outside the jeep and got my mobile when I was texting during the heavy traffic! Running mode in me was on "nung hinabol ko pa talaga 'ung snatcher sa kalsada at wala akong paki sa mga rumaragang sasakyan!" I've stopped chasing him when he entered the dark side of the eskinita! #IShoweredWithCoco  pa-more! Tsk...tsk...tsk!   

10.) #TMWattpad

- 2014 was also the year when I started to a write a novel in the famous Wattpad. And yes, that was based on a true-to-life story! I already finished up to Chapter 7 of the book. But since I was too busy with my different commitments, the novel was not yet completed. 

I am targeting that the story will be putted on the big screen with Dennis Trillo  and Tom Rodriguez as the lead casts. Big good luck to me! #TomDen the movie!    

9.) #TravelExplore

 - Travels, outings, and viajes were all the way in 2014! I had traveled to four different places around the country this year - Private resort in Laguna (March 1) for Team Building, Company Team Outing in Zubic Pampanga (April), Nagsasa (May) Barkada trip, and Puerto Gallera Escapade (November) courtesy of #MetroBlogger.     

These four travels were put on the limelight since each moment in these trips were trending! "Sino ang makakalimot sa pinag-usapan talagang company outing?!" #GuardiaSibil #GuardianAngel #AsongSunudnangSunod #DaigPaAngAsawa! How about the greatest Wedding-like moments in March 1? "Eh kamusta naman ang mga rebelasyon sa Nagsasa?! But most of all, I've experienced the S*x on Beach! "Ang sarap pala!" Hehe... #adventure      

Random Picks of the Remarkable Moments of My 2014

8.) #Groupie

 - I became part of the different groups this year. Well aside from the blogging community, I then became an official member of the prestige and elite running group, the Team Run Direction or TRD #TRD.   

In the company perspective, "ayun oh, tatlong grupo ang dinaanan ko!" #Astig 

Glad also to become part of the MetroBlogger team. I've enjoyed their company specially during our Puerto Gallera trekking and escapades!   

I also met new faces and new friends this year. One of them turns to be my so-called protege. #BFF #barbeque 

7.) #1KIG

 - Meaning, "1,000 followers in Instagram." Finally, I've achieved my target goal of reaching 1K followers in Instagram! "Isang libo lang ang hiniling ko," but at the end of the year, I even got 1,358 total followers! Wow! So thankful for this. I really appreciated my fans and supporters for making it happen although some stupid people laughed at me saying "araw-araw na lang puro mukha ko daw ang nakikita at pina-flood sila!" #WalangBasaganNgTrip! 

6.) #AkiChua

 - "Aki Chua ma-iinsecure na ba ako sa'yo dahil mas nakilala ka pa kesa kay Rocky Batara?" Yes, that name eventually rose in fame. And yours truly is now more identified as Aki (the screen name) rather than the real Rocky!

A cool story in one of the events I have attended just happened this year. Two participants got confused if the person with them was Aki or Rocky. "At nagtalo pa talaga sila ha - hindi si Aki 'yan (one said). No, it's Rocky (the other said)" "Kambal ba sina Aki at Rocky, bakit magkamukha?!"

In 2014, I've Reached My Goal of 1K Followers in IG
Two Letters to Spell My 2014

5.) #TheMerman

- This was one of the coolest and most adventurous things I've done this year! Well since mermaids and mermen were so famous and trending this year because of ABS-CBN's TV series adaptation of Mars Ravelo's "Dyesebel,"  yours truly was also turned into a hot merman with a blue tail! "Ayun on, kinabog si Sam Milby who is playing the merman Liro in the TV series!"

And take note, my swimming instructor during this moment was a Mario Maurer-Kalokalike merman! Ayos!

Being a merman then turned to be as one of my most remarkable roles I've played so far! #sireno #merman

4.) #RunnerRocky

- 2014 was also the birth year of my newest baby blog named Runner Rocky! He was born in November and now turning three-month old. "Since nakahiligan kong tumakbo at maging runner, ayun nadala hanggang sa blog!"

Runner Rocky is also my very first blog with a .com domain name! From, Runner Rocky now turns to

This blog will also be my entry to the 2015 Emerging Influential Blog.

3.) #Friendzoned

- I don't want to explain this item further. Well, please watch the movie of Kim Chiu  and Xian Lim called "Past Tense" for the details. Anyways, we had watched that film together. 

#KimXi also played a vital role in my love stories in 2014. Their movie "Bride for Rent" in January which opened the year was related to me. On the other hand, their movie "Past Tense" in December which ended the year was also related to me! "Ano ba yan?!" #EndToEnd #MakeandBreak #TwoTimesThePain

I've Passed my Second Software Certification which is the PSM

I'm Proud to be a Habitat Online Champion, Another Photoshoot

We are the Boys of the Awards Nights

2.) #Run

- 2014 was the year of the run for me! Definitely, this was the year when I started to run and got addicted with it! The addiction started in May when I failed to run a 5K in AmCham ScholaRun because I was late in the event. I got frustrated. Therefore, I joined a 21K category in World Vision Run 2014. Yes, 21 Kilometer was my very first run! "Eh pinagpustahan pa nga ako ng mga ka-officemates ko eh! Walang tiwala sa kakayahan ko! Porke ba di sinasadyang makatakbo sa 5K di na kayang tumakbo ng 21K?" As per their judgmental minds, I need to surpass a 3 hour for 21K. But what I've got, 2 hours and 48 minutes for my first 21K run! Thanks God!   

After the World Vision Run "ayun sunud-sunod na", I then joined different major marathons every month like the Run Fest 2014 (June), Fun Run with the Stars (June), 38TH Milo Marathon (July), Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon (August), Energizer Night Race (September), Rexona Run to Your Beat (October), Run United Philippine Marathon (October), New Balance Power Run (November), Men's Health Urbanathlon (November), and AffiniTea Brown Race (December).      

And as mentioned above, running then paved way for the birth of my running and fitness blog which is the Runner Rocky and took me to be part of the elite running group which is the Team Run Direction (TRD).

A simple start eventually turns to a big thing, an idol and inspiration in running! #marathoner #runner #fitsperation

1.) #Micky / #MicCky

- And this took the No. 1 spot in my 2014! Well, I don't anymore want to elaborate this further. Just read between the lines! This took my year by storm! It was a trending topic almost every day, in almost all of the occasions! #rcbc

And that is the list of my Top 14 of my 2014. Agree?! Those things turned my year upside down! They made and broke me at the same time! They built and ruined me one after another!

In addition to those mentioned above, 2014 was also the year when I passed my second Software Certification which is the PSM or the Professional Scrum Master last July 2014. "Partida pa ha, may pinagdadaanan ako ng kinuha ko ang exam na 'yan! And muntik pa akong mapagbayad ng company ng worth $200 dahil  mali ang nakuha kong exam 'nung una, PO  instead of PSM ang na-take ko. Buti na lang, pinaulit uli sa tamang exam." "Ano ba, ang layo ng 'O' sa 'M'," one of my teammates commented when I took the wrong exam! Thanks God at naipasa ko pa din!  

Now I have two certifications - the first one was the ISTQB or the International Software Testing Qualification Board which I took in 2012 and the second one was this Professional Scrum Master title!

Hope you all enjoy and learn from my 2014 Yearend Review. I'll be more better and will do more this 2015. Hoping for a better and brighter year in all aspects this year of the sheep! 'Till next year! (RCB)

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

2015: "A Year of Runs and Loveteams" - Uncovering My Top 15 of 2015 #2015YearEnder

Since 2009, it's always my tradition every end of the year here in Bits of Rocks to share with you my personal yearender blog post wherein I share the highlights of my year. From Top 10 to now's Top 15, exciting revelations of the year that was always surprise my readers.     

2015 was really a very good year for me. Yes, it was truly my lucky year. "2015: A Year of Runs and Love Teams," sounds intriguing right?! Yeah, that best describes my 2015 as my year revolved mostly on runs and on my personal 'love teams.' And I will describe these things one by one.

Are you ready to know my Top 15 of 2015? Check these out as I ranked them from least Top 15 up to the leading No. 1:

15. ) 10 Years of #rockyron 

- Who said there's no 'forever'?! Well, there is! A friend can be forever! And glad that we met again inline with our 10TH Year anniversary, September 14, 2005. We unexpectedly met again during my Banchetto Night Market event in BGC. He approached me and had a new round of selfies and pictorials the way we always do way back in college. Rockyron, our tandem and the original "Mulawin" superheroes reunited after 10 years to celebrate a decade of friendship! 

Just to note, after college, we also met in 2010 and 2012 before our 10TH year reunion last September 2015.

And yes, rockyron is our combined name - Rocky and Byron (Lord Byron his complete name). And both of us were 1/4 Chinese, if I am Chua, he is Tan on the other hand.

rockyron Then and Now

The Best Nine Photos in Instagram

14.) The #BloggerKing Reached 2K Plus Followers in IG 

- Aside from Runner Rocky, you can also call me as the Blogger King being one of today's pioneer and one of influential bloggers with a true passion and heart for blogging and social media (humbly speaking). Last year, I've reached my target to gain 1,000 plus followers in instagram although I'm very new to that said picture-sharing social media. And my target for 2015 is reach 2,000 followers. August 2015, I have achieved my goal as I reached my target followers. As of this writing, my IG followers are 2,264 though I have minimal posts.            

First Time to Meet Them in 2015

13.) #FirstTime Fresh Faces

- Though my blogging career revolves around meeting different stars, celebrities, and personalities, I still haven't met yet some of the known names in our industry. And 2015 paved way for me to meet the different personalities in the fields of music, showbiz, fashion, and sports. 

Some of them that I have met this 2015 were Chris Banchero (PBA Heartthrob), Gabbi Garcia (GMA Young Actress), Chris Dayto (AZKALS Player), Hideo Muraoka (Brazilian Model), Gabe Norwood (PBA Star), Luane Dy (TV host), Mica Reyes (Volleyball Superstar), Shot Reyes (Gilas Pilipinas PBA Coach), Reyn Talosig (Model Athlete), Daryl Ong (Singer Heartthrob), Neil Perez (Policeman and Mister Philippines 2015 Winner), and Jason Dy (The Voice Ph Grand Champion).             

Glad that I met them for the very first time!

Meet My New Inaanak, Baby Emmanuel

The Ninong Runners

12.) #ProudNinong to My New Godchildren Baby Sophia and Baby Emmanuel

- I got two new inaanaks this 2015. They are Baby Sophia and Baby Emmanuel from my two close friends.

Baby Sophia is the first baby of my college bestfriend Marfe Antoniette Bermudo-Mallari. She was wed last 2014 to my now's bayaw Richmond (you may read back their wedding story in my 2014 blog post). The name Sophia or Pia is Angel Locsin's name in her movie with Richard Gutierrez called "Let the Love Begin" which reminded me of someone. :) I wasn't able to attend the baptismal of Baby Pyang because I was in Baguio (March) during the said date.      

My second godchild for the year is Baby Emmanuel, the son of my close friend Eric Del Mundo. Eric is one of my close friends in our running group Team Run Direction and in our barkada group Happy Kids. Eric and I became close friends only this 2015 after our urban guerilla race last April. I bet, Baby Emmanuel will be a runner and marathoner soon since majority of his ninongs were runners! And did you know that right after our Run United 3 Philippine Marathon in SM Mall of Asia, we rushed to the church in North EDSA to attend Baby Emman's baptismal?! It was such a cool marathon story - from run to baptismal!

Baby Sophia and Baby Emmanuel are like my own anaks. And I'm proud to be their cool ninong

Certified Kapuso Blogger Award! Proud Kapuso!

The Awards Night During our Year End #KapusongPasko Party

11.) Certified Kapuso Blogger Awardee #CertifiedKapuso

- Though I started as a Kapamilya blogger and most of my followers were from Kapamilya, I'm glad that the Kapuso network recognized me as one of their best bloggers. Kapuso station truly take care of me - they always invited me in their events, recognize my talent, and talagang pinahalagahan ako! I admit, I'm not a Kapuso before but because of this good treatment and the efforts from the GMA social media people, they caught my heart! Nakuha nila ang puso ko! And I'm now proud to be one of them! I can't say no whenever they invited me in their events and I really make ways to attend their happenings.  

Kung binabalewa ka lang at dinededma ng istasyong sinuportahan mo, here in GMA-7, I really feel the love! Thank you for the love Kapuso! MaGMAmahalan tayo kahit di na Pasko! Excited for their new events this 2016.      
Winning the Happy House Donut Franchise

10.) So Lucky in Most of the Raffles #LuckyRocky

- 2015 truly proved to be my lucky year! I always won in most of the raffles whether minor or major from different running events, presscons, or even in our company. Some of the major prizes I have received this year from the raffles were a Happy House Donut Franchise during our EntrepRun media launch, a Soleus GPS Watch during our Financial Fitness Run, and a membership privilege and overnight stay at the New World Hotel during our company Christmas Party! So lucky indeed!

Unboxing My iPhone 6 New Gift

Selfie Using My iPhone 6

9.) iPhone 6 The Most Expensive Gift I Have Received #ForeverThankful

- Receiving a 64 GB iPhone 6 as a gift was truly the biggest luck I received for the year 2015. It was given to me by my friend and owner of the restaurant. I've organized and hosted her events and write good reviews and write-ups to her restaurants. I even brought good bloggers to her during our food tasting event. iPhone 6 then served as my recognition. Thank you very much mam!

Aside from iPhone 6 this year, last 2013, she gave me a Canon Digital Camera which she bought in Hongkong. I'm very much thankful for this!

My Blog Logos Printed in the Race Singlets and Billboards

My Blog Logos in the Huge Billboard of Johann Mendoza Concert

8.) A Proud Media Partner of Major Events #MediaPartner

- Yours truly the Blogging King ruled this 2015. I was the official media partner of different events of different fields - mapa-running, mapa-showbiz, or mapa-concert. The logos of my blogs were printed in their official posters, tickets, or even in the singlets.

This 2015, I am the official media partner of the following: Celebrity Basketball (Basketball with the Stars) held in De Lasalle University Dasmarinas, Johann Mendoza Concert in Music Museum, Glow City Zumba Party in Quezon City, and Guerilla Race 2015 in Timberland Heights San Mateo Rizal.                       
The Fitness Buddy RocKarl

RocKarl Conquered The First Ever Music Run in the Country

7.) The Fitness Buddy #RocKarl

- 2015 was my year of fitness, runs, and obstacles. This year, I have conquered a military-inspired run called the Guerrilla Race aside from taking fitness training into the next level via Crossfit in Crossfit Salcedo and Men's Health Training Combine. And glad that I found my fitness buddy Karl Mikhail.  

I dubbed Karl as a "Master of Obstacles." He's not the typical gym-goer because he has skills in stunts and obstacle courses. In fact, he ranked second place in our recent Guerrilla Race in San Mateo Rizal.

Karl and I both have a passion in fitness. He even trained and showed me some fitness stunts. We conquered different obstacle runs such as the two Guerrilla Races and the Men's Health Urbanathlon Survival of the Fittest in addition to the runs like Run for Odyssey, Affinitea Brown Race Marathon, and The Music Run. Soon in my blog Runner Rocky, we will share our fitness videos demonstrating fitness activities and stunts. RocKarl rules!

So Happy with the Happy Kids

6.) And We Called Ourselves as The #HappyKids                 

- A brokenhearted version of me brought me to our barkada group called as the Happy Kids.Yeah we are group of good friends founded by now my close friend Fahad.

Fahad and I became close friend last March 2015 during the time that I was brokenhearted. I revealed to him my situation. And he shared to me his own heartaches. From then on, we became good friends together with my other close friends in TRD like Eric and Ian.

Our group expanded with the addition of new good friends. And we called our group as the "Happy Kids" since Fahad our founder always uses the hashtag #HappyKid in most of his status. Happy Kids is our cool barkada reminding me of the youth-oriented shows before like "Gimik"  and "TGIS."  

"Happy Kids" starring Fahad, Rocky, Ian, Eric, Emart, Eduardson, Karl, Chano, Onin, Gil, Emerson, and Julius. Haha! We were all fitness enthusiasts as well!       

And before we jump to the next item, did you know that aside from Fahad, the hashtag #HappyKid was always used by my ex in the posts?!

5.) Aching for the Three Letters - The #ASeries

- I don't want to elaborate this anymore. And yes, this was the caused of my heartaches this year! I suffered from this from March to October. Imagine 7 months! And the 3-month rule didn't work for it! Ang dami nang itinambal sa akin ha pero ang hirap niyang palitan! LOLS!

Well if I have four letters in 2014, this 2015, it was downed to three letters! Read between the lines na lang to avoid issues. Baka maghabulan na naman kami pag nagkita!
Playing the Character of Superman!

4.) The Vengeful Iconic Characters #Superman and #AmorPowers   

- If in 2014 my most remarkable character was a merman when I turned to be a merman in Ocean Park, this year my iconic character was the man of steel Superman. I wore the superman suit during our DC All-Star Superheroes Run in April. And yes even in real life this year, I was like superman when I was able to defeat the 'salot' (villains) in our office!      

My life and challenges I've underwent this 2015 were like in "Pangako Sa'yo." Just like the iconic Amor Powers na inapi nung una eventually turned vengeful and powerful defeating the enemies! "Matitikman nila ang batas ng isang api,"  her famous line in the teleserye holds true. 

Well I can say, para akong pusa na may siyam na buhay (sa opis) na pilit pinabagsak pero di nila nagawa! In the end, ung mga gustong magpabagsak sila pa 'ung nawala 

3.) Tandems, #LoveTeams Rule    

- Love teams were truly a huge hit in showbiz this year. Well, magpapatalo ba naman tayo sa KathNiel, JaDine, LizQuen, KimXi, at AlDub since I also have my own love teams in real-life?! And yes, not only one but seven ang naging ka-loveteam ko this year! Haha!

But the negative side of it, naging puro love teams na lang wala nang naging for real life! ;( Reel versus Real, should I believe now to #WalangForever?!

My Certificate Being the Emerging Influential Blogger

Runner Rocky is No. 1 in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015

2.) Hailed No. 1 in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2015 #EmergingInfluentialBlogger 

- It was more than a dream come true! Before, I just wished that my new blog will be part of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs. But, God gave me more - my new blog Runner Rocky took the No. 1 spot in this prestige credible award-giving body.  

Bloggers and online influencers will pick and vote for the new blogs (one year old blogs) which they think made a great impact and influential to people. And they voted for Runner Rocky, my fitness, sports, and marathon blog. It received the most number of votes surpassing the other new blogs. Therefore, it captured the No. 1 spot. Thank you!

Some of My Runs for 2015
Certified Ultramarathoner

1.) #RunnerRocky - The Blog, The Runs Rolled Into One    

- In relation to Item No. 2, the Top 1 in my Top 15 of 2015 list goes to no other than Runner Rocky! Yes, aside from being an emerging influential blog today as proven by the mentioned award above and as being a media partner in most of the huge events in  2015, my year also revolved mostly in fitness and running and I wrote all of them in the said blog. And of course love teams, di ba mostly sa running nabuo?! 

In terms of running, 2015 also paved way for me to conquer new forms of runs namely the obstacle races like the Guerilla Races and SyncRUNize, the music-inspired run like The Music Run, and of course the ultramarathons like the 50K Ninoy Aquino Day Ultramarathon, the 50K 2-Man Relay Rizal to Rizal Ultramarathon,  and the 120K Bonifacio Day Ultramarathon (4-Man Relay). I am now indeed a certified master of obstacles and ultramarathoner at the same time!  

And that's my list of my Top 15 of 2015 highlights of my year concluding my 2015. Indeed my major roles for the said year was a runner, blogger, and lover all rolled into one! How do you find my real-life stories for the year?!

2015 now signing off! (Bits of Rocks)  

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