Goodbye, 2011

This is the only thing I want to say. Today is your last day in my life and I bid you farewell, 2011.

Good things  happened, of course. I also got stuck somewhere and it took a while to dislodge myself and just float away from it. I got out, too late in the year and have to coast through the holidays with a double whammy cough. This health concern consumed me for a while as it just won’t go away.

I still have it but mostly when I eat anything. So it has been a challenge to get nourishment. I have stripped my diet of a lot of things. Some I miss, others have not been in my consciousness for a while, so it isn’t  a big sacrifice.

That is where I am today, a few hours before I say hello to the next year, which I will gladly embrace tomorrow. Woohoo.

I am not to dwell, my notebook is filled with what I want after today, let it suffice. I hope that when the next year ends, I would hold on to it and feel sad that it’s going away, as each year does.

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The Jamba Juice Experience

I was on the YM with a friend and we were discussing healthy living. He mentioned that he needed to drink fruit shakes and head down to Jamba Juice. I said “there is one here in Manila that has just opened but I haven’t gone yet, though some friends were at the opening several weeks ago”.  He said, “its a good juice bar” and that I should check it out. Well, I did and here is my Jamba Juice experience.

BHS

Bonifacio High Street, the main street retail complex in The Fort has expanded. It is called BHS Central.

Central

BHS Extension

Urban Amphitheater

It is double the size of BHS and has 4 buildings of creative office suits, retail spaces, chef-based dining outlets plus avant garde/fashion forward boutiques. All within a picturesque greenery and open park. It has an urban amphitheater, interactive water plaza, play  fountain and water curtain cascades.

You can be sure there will be a lot of special events scheduled here next year.

C2 Building

Even before this structure is fully operational, you will see on the ground floor tables with bright yellow umbrellas standing prominently.

Jamba Juice

You are not in Starbucks, folks. Welcome to Jamba Juice.

First Outlet in SE Asia

LOGO

Let’s see what they have.

On The Wall

What To Do

Sizes are

16 oz.    Small

22 oz.    Medium

30 oz     Large

The board

Classic Smoothies are whole fruits and juices blended with nonfat frozen yogurt and sherbet.

STRAWBERRY WILD

BANANA BERRY

PEACH PLEASURE

CARIBBEAN PASSIOIN

ALOHA PINEAPPLE

STRAWBERRY SURF RIDER

RAZZMATAZZ

ACAI SUPERCHARGER

THE COLDBUSTER

PROTEIN BERRY WORKOUT

Nonfat Yogurt

Frozen Fruits and Juice

Bullet-sized Ice

Blend

My Smoothie

Strawberry Wild

My first smoothie is this pale pink Strawberry Wild made with strawberries, bananas, apple-strawberry juice and frozen yogurt. Super.

All Fruit and Creamy Smoothies are just fruit and juice.

STRAWBERRY WHIRL

FIVE FRUIT FRENZY

PEACH PERFECTION

MEGA MANGO

Mixed Berry Juice, Peaches and Bananas

Strawberries

Blueberries

and Mangoes

Ice

She blended it

Five Fruit Frenzy

My Five Fruit Frenzy. Crimson color is what you get when you mix the  blueberries and strawberries.

Boosts & Shots

For each blended drink, they make your smoothie work harder. They give you 1 complimentary boost.

ENERGY

IMMUNITY

DAILY VITAMIN

SOY PROTEIN

Super Boosts

ANTIOXIDANT POWER

FLAX AND FIBER

WHEY PROTEIN

You can  extra orders of any of the powders.

They have food

Wraps and Pretzels

Hot Breakfast Wraps and Flatbread

SPINACH ‘N CHEESE

SPICY CHORIZO ON WHEAT

CHERRY TOMATO TWISTS

CINNAMON AND PARMESAN PRETZELS

SMOKEHOUSE CHICKEN FLATBREAD

What I want to try next,

OATMEAL, they have organic steel-cut oats, slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with brown sugar crumble and fruit topping of

FRESH BANANAS

APPLE CINNAMON

BLUEBERRY 7 BLACKBERRY

Really a lot of choices anytime of the day.

Other Stuff

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

MANGO PEACH PARFAIT

BERRY PARFAIT

CHUNKY STRAWBERRY PARFAIT

Service Line

From the looks of this long line, Jamba Juice is a hit.

BHS CENTRAL

7TH AVE COR. 29TH STREET SOUTH

BGC, TAGUIG CITY

 

http://fortbonifaciorent.com/

 

It’s Not Happening

A month has passed by. I still have cough with phlegm. This is taking a while. I did the course of antibiotic, again. That has sailed.

I don’t have the full energy I need to train for running or other sports.

I am eating healthier though. This is the Christmas season, with a lot of parties going on, special cooking, and food shopping. I still have to eat a slice of ham, and its ok. I skipped most of the season’s pastries, high-calorie pasta dishes and chocolates.

I find myself eating more fruits, drinking coconut water almost every other day and taking supplements.

I bought a 600-mg bottle of over-the-counter cough syrup. It’s only gonna last for 34 hours. I am taking it every few hours, hopefully it helps.

Regarding my other goals, its slow moving. Rather than ask why, I remain open and optimistic that things will happen for me. I trust the universe to  work its real magic in my life. I am grateful for what I have and am doing my best for the things I have to do.