Top Fitness Trends and Best Workout Playlists to Jumpstart 2015  

Do you workout?

I do from time to time but I find it boring especially when it is too quiet in the gym. That is why Zumba works for me because I like dancing to a beat than jusy lift or stretch in a piercing quietness of the room.

Fortunately, Spotify has teamed up with fitness pro and creator of INSANITY, Shaun T, alongsideglobal expert on music for exercise, Dr. Costas Karageorghis, to predict the hottest fitness trends for 2015 – and the perfect soundtrack to get the most out of each and every workout.  

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According to Shaun T, Tabata, Cardio Dance, Insanity, Gymnastics Strength Training,and CrossFit is the top fitness trends for 2015. To create the best workout playlist for each fitness routine, Dr. Costas has applied a bespoke formula –based on beats per minute (BPM), rhythmic construction, melody and harmony andlyrical content – to each workout to determine the right tracks to keep gym-goers around the globe moving.

Following analysis of over 11 million global workout playlists on Spotify, which saw Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass named as the most streamed workout song globally, followed by Eminem’s ‘Till I Collapse and Katy Perry’s Dark Horse, Dr.Costas playlists have been compiled to create the ultimate workout partners.  

Dr. Costas Karageorghis, Reader in Sport Pschology Brunel University, comments: “A range of musical factors such as the lyrical content, tempo or rhythmic feel can affect our physical responses, making certain songs more suited as an accompaniment for physical exercise. I’ve created Spotify playlists for 2015’s hottest workout trends that are optimally matched to help you push your performance to the next level – whether you’re hitting it hard with Tabata or sweating it out with CrossFit.”

Angela Watts, VP of global communications for Spotify, commented: “Combining an analysis of Spotify’s 11 million workout playlists with Shaun T’s 2015 fitness trends and Dr. Costas’ research, we’ve created the 2015 Fitness Trends playlist – so if you’re already flagging, you’ve now got the motivation to stick to your New Year fitness regime!”

 

Shaun T comments: “In 2015, people will continue to take their workouts to the MAXwith more efficient programmes that incorporate HIIT training. Ain’t nobody got time for hours in the gym, nor do they need to. Short, intense workouts such as INSANITY and Tabata style training will dominate.”

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Without further ado, here are the Top Fitness Trends and Best Workout Playlists to Jumpstart 2015  

1. INSANITY
INSANITY is an intense, boot camp-type workout designed to push its devotees totheir mental and physical limits.

Dr. Costas expands: “This selection of music is structured to give extra staying power and has the highest average tempo of the five fitness trend playlists with astimulating 140 bpm that’s sure to keep the adrenaline flowing. Tracks are selected to contour the participants’ heart rate, with the highpoint reached with Sigma’s Changing, a pumping track at 171 bpm that will keep you revved up to the max.”

1. Sing – Ed Sheeran (BPM of 120)
2. Heroes (We Could Be) – Alesso ft. Tove Lo (BPM of 126)
3. Let’s Go – Calvin Harris ft. Ne Yo (BPM of 128)
4. Lips Are Movin – Meghan Trainor (BPM of 139)
5. Dare (La La La) – Shakira (BPM of 144)
6. Don’t Stop – 5 Seconds of Summer (BPM of 150)
7. American Beauty/American Psycho – Fall Out Boy (BPM of 151)
8. Changing – Sigma ft. Paloma Faith (BPM of 171)
9. Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj (BPM of 150)
10. Marilyn Monroe – Pharrell Williams (BPM of 117)

Listen to the Ultimate INSANITY playlist on Spotify

2. Tabata
Tabata is a high-intensity, interval-based workout with 20-second periods of all-outeffort punctuated by 10-second recovery periods.

Dr. Costas recommends a fast tempo playlist: “This playlist is second only toINSANITY in terms of its intensity, with an impressive average tempo of 118 bpm,  and is characterised by powerful lyrical affirmations such as “I don’t ever want to give up” and “I’m stronger than I’ve been before”.

1. Everything Is Everything – Gabriel Garzon-Montano (BPM of 86)
2. Figure It Out – Royal Blood (BPM of 108)
3. Wrapped Up – Olly Murs ft. Travie McCoy (BPM of 122)
4. Won’t Look Back – Duke Dumont (BPM of 124)
5. Time Of Our Lives – Pitbull & Ne-Yo (BPM of 124)
6. The Night Is Still Young – Nicki Minaj (BPM  of 128)
7. I Will Never Let You Down – Rita Ora (BPM of 128)
8. Break Free – Ariana Grande ft. Zedd (BPM of 130)
9. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor (BPM of 134)
10. Sugah Daddy – D’Angelo & The Vanguard (BPM of 93)

Listen to the Ultimate Tabata playlist on Spotify

3. Cardio Dance
The imperative for a Cardio Dance playlist is that it sticks to a strong and steadyrhythmic flow.

Dr. Costas explains; “The rhythm of the songs is an important part of this playlist: an easily extractable metre (or rhythmic pulse) facilitates the central goal of expressing the music through movement. With an average tempo of 111 bpm, as well as uplifting lyrics, the tracks on this playlist score highly for danceability and are loadedwith musical features that promote rhythmic movement.”

1. Fancy – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX (BPM of 95)
2. Boss – Fifth Harmony (BPM of 103)
3. Problem – Ariana Grande (BPM of 103)
4. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (BPM of 115)
5. Crazy Stupid Love – Cheryl Cole ft. Tinie Tempah (BPM of 120)
6. Right Here – Jess Glynne (BPM of 120)
7. I Loved You – Blonde ft. Melissa Steel (BPM of 123)
8. Fireball Pitball ft. John Ryan (BPM of 124)
9. Real Love – Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne (BPM of 125)
10. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith (BPM of 82)

Listen to the Ultimate Cardio Dance playlist on Spotify

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4. Gymnastics Strength Training
Gymnastics strength training draws upon gymnasts’ common training methods into aworkout that’s accessible to everyone.

The science here is about mind over matter; “This playlist has a mid-tempo feel with an average of 112 bpm to reflect the slow, steady movements and isometriccontractions – i.e. holding a position like an Iron Cross on rings, or a handstand. Music helps to block out the muscular pain associated with this form of exercise andthese tracks have strong dissociativequalities – they take your mind off the ache.”

1. Good Kisser – Usher (BPM of 98)
2. Ghost – Ella Henderson (BPM of 105)
3. My Love – Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne (BPM of 120)
4. Come Get It Bae – Pharrell Williams (BPM of 120)
5. Go All Night – Gorgon City ft. Jennifer Hudson (BPM of 121)
6. Pushing On – Oliver $ & Jimi Jules (BPM of 122)
7. Gecko – Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill (BPM of 125)
8. When A Fire Starts To Burn – Disclosure (BPM of 124)
9. Funknroll – Prince (BPM of 98)
10. Stay With Me – Sam Smith (BPM of 85)

Listen to the Ultimate Gymnastics Strength Training playlist on Spotify

5. CrossFit
CrossFit is a workout ‘melting pot’ that blends elements of powerlifting, Olympicweightlifting, gymnastics and athletics.

The science, explains Dr. Costas, is therefore about creating the perfect backdrop: “Accordingly, the music is not used in a synchronous mode to direct the movement patterns; rather it playsasynchronously (or in the background) to enhance the training environment. The music should not be particularly loud given the internal sense of rhythm and stream of the trainer’s verbal instructions required to master the high-intensity movements involved. This is another mid-tempo playlist (average of 113 bpm) that creates an ideal sonic backdrop.”

1. Don’t – Ed Sheeran (BPM of 96)
2. It’s My Birthday – Will.i.am ft. Cody Wise (BPM of 101)
3. Fun – Pitbull ft. Chris Brown (BPM of 114)
4. Waves – Mr. Probz (BPM of 120)
5. Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne (BPM of 121)
6. I Wanna Feel – Second City (BPM of 122)
7. My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix) – Wankelmut & Emma Louise (BPM of 124)
8. La La La – Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith (BPM of 125)
9. Art Official Cage – Prince (BPM of 130)
10. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran  (BPM of 79)

Listen to the Ultimate CrossFit playlist on Spotify.

Happy workout!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

2 Heart-Healthy Recipes to Get You Back in Shape this 2015 

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Now that everyone is trying to get back in shape after the holidays, the easiest way to start is to be mindful of how daily dishes are prepared.

However, admit it, the easiest way to prepare food that won’t spoil easy and fast is by frying.  and we’ve been told that frying is not good for us.

But then again its not the way you cook it but your ingredients.  Be mindful of that you can still fry but instead of using ordinary cooking oil use heart-healthy canola oil.

Heart Mate Jolly Canola Oil
A Better for the Heart, Better for the Budget cooking oil you can use is Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil. It is the heart-healthy, versatile, and value for money cooking oil. Canola Oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils because of its LOWsaturated fat (BAD FAT) and high monounsaturated fat (GOOD FAT) content.Jolly Canola Oil has omega 3 and 6 which are good for the heart. It has a pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste so youcan use it for any dish. Jolly Canola Oil also has a high smoking point which makes it ideal for frying.

In fact we are throwing in 2 Heart-Healthy Recipes to Get You Back in Shape this 2015 these recipes was and will be featured in two of GMA 7 cooking shows.

Basta Everyday Happy in a segment hosted by Donita Rose showcased heart-healthy recipes using Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil through the month of December. Eight episodes featured Filipino-favorites such as Beef Stew, Crispy Calamari, and one of Donita’s personal favorites “in the whole wide world” as she shares on Instagram, Crispy Binagoongan. She tells of her Beef Kaldereta version “Pinoy ang lasa pero mas bongga! This is my Better Beefier Caldereta made healthier with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil!” Other healthy everyday recipes included Wholesome Chicken, Paella, and this Heart-Healthy Salmon recipe.

Heart Healthy Salmon Recipe

HEART-HEALTHY SALMON RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
For the Salmon:
2 center-cut salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped cilanto
2 Tbsp Jolly Canola oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Salsa:
1 medium red onion
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pcs medium tomatoes
2 firm-ripe avocados
1 pc rip mango
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste

PROCEDURE:
1.    Place the salmon fillets in a shallow bowl. Toss well with lemon juice, cilantro, Jolly Canola oil, and pepper. Let rest for 15 minutes.
2.    Cook the salmon, skinside down in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, shaking the pan and carefully lifting the salmon with a spatula to loosen it from the pan.
3.    Reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pan and cook until the salmon is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. The skin should be crisp and the flesh medium rare.
4.    To make the salsa: Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a bowl toss onion and garlic with cilantro.
5.    Chop tomatoes and mango, add to onion mixture, tossing to combine.
6.    Peel and pit avocados and cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Add avocados, lime juice, and pepper to taste. Spoon over cooked salmon.

Meanwhile, catch Sarap Diva with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on January 17 and 24 at 9:40 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. as she dishes out two, exciting dishes: Pamplina, a Spanish-influenced soup dish, and tasty Pork Steak with Mushroom Bits.

Regine Velasquez Alcacid Sarap Diva

PORK STEAK WITH MUSHROOM BITS

INGREDIENTS:
1 kg pork steak, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp ground paprika
2 tbsps Jolly Canola Oil
2-3 tbsps chopped garlic
2 cans Jolly Button Mushroom Whole, cut in half
1/2 cup red wine
2 tbsps butter
garnish with some toasted garlic and chopped parsley

PROCEDURE:
1. Season pork steak in soy sauce, salt and pepper, set aside.
2. Preheat a pan with some Jolly Canola Oil and cook the pork cubes until slightly brown in color.
3. Remove from pan. Toss in the chopped garlic and Jolly Button Mushrooms. Saute then season with some salt, pepper and ground paprika.
4. Deglaze with the red wine then simmer until sauce is slightly thick.
5. Mix in the cooked pork and cold butter.
6. Transfer to a plate then garnish with some toasted garlic and chopped parsley.

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation. It is available in all major supermarkets nationwide. Learn more about Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil at www.flyacecorp.com.

Happy cooking!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

My Taken 3 Movie Review

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While the movie poster said “It all ends here”, I don’t think Taken 3 is the end of it all ” especially for the likes of Bryan Mills who has taken fatherhood as a serious business.

If there is a particular set of skill I admire most about Mills is his being a devoted father to his daughter.  How I wish all father in the world is as dedicated and loving as him.   His being a role model for a father takes full circle in Taken 3.  


Taken 3 movie review

Unless Liam Neeson stated that he will never make any Taken movie again, because he might feel he is getting old for more action,(with his skills he can do more) I think there’s still another more plot to play for a possibility of a Taken 4.

Taken 3 is less gory as Taken 2.  This has more mind games and very personal as the first two movies.  It was a bit predictable though.  I still enjoyed it just the same.

Taken 3 will be shown in all Philippine cinemas starting January 14,2015 and was rated PG by the MTRCB and exclusively distributed by Twentieth Century Fox International and Warner Bros.

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

#WIWTD 44: Here But There

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Do you have those moments when you are at a certain place but your head wanders somewhere else?

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This was one of those days. I wanted to be there but I don’t look like it.

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Bored in short. I guess I get bored easily lately. All because life has been happening so fast and things are happening at the same time that I don’t know what an ordinary steady day feels like.

Have you ever felt that way?

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That sounds bad does it? I should walk this off. Or just learn to live one moment in time and try to not thing of the things I am missing out much.

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So let’s start living this moment by looking at this beautiful painting in front of me. And while we.are at it try to appreciate the intricate details of my top (it should be backless but I don’t do braless. I just can’t I don’t want to end up like that young model I saw this night with gravity doing its job very well with her boobs like that. Yes Rodel, Ruth and John I can’t get over that girl. She was a reminder of how I don’t want my boobs to look like even in my senior years!)

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What I wore:

Blazer: LZD Fashion (my current favorite)
Top: SM Womens Fashion
Skirt: LZD Fashion
Shoes: Cinderella
Bag:Liz Clairborne
OOTD shot by: Rodel Flordeliz of Nognog in the City
Shot at: Makati Shangrila Hotel we were there for Sage Bar Makati’s Fashion Wednesday featuring Arnold Galang. Here is a glimpse of the show that night http://youtu.be/5mdY3nUAJH0

Sage Bar Makati Fashion Wednesday

Sage Bar presents Fashion Wednesday happens every Wednesday night at 10pm.

 Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Top 10 Movies I Can’t Wait To See This 2015

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The movie junkee in me is excited with the new movies to be shown this year. With that I list down the Top 10 Movies I Can’t Wait To See This 2015

1. Avengers Age of Ultron – May 2015

And I get goosebumps each time I see the trailer! Sigh!

And I get goosebumps each time I see the trailer! Sigh!

2. Star Wars: Episode VII : The Force Awakens– December  2015

Dun dun dun dun dudun dun dudun...

Dun dun dun dun dudun dun dudun…

3. Fifty Shades of Grey – February  2015

Oh yes! Yes! Yessss!!!

Oh yes! Yes! Yessss!!!

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 – November 2015

We are on the side of thr Mockingjay!

We are on the side of the Mockingjay!

5. Fast and Furious 7 – April 2015

The last time we will see him Paul Walker

The last time we will see him Paul Walker

6. Terminator: Genisys – July 2015

He's baaaaack!

He’s baaaaack!

7. Inside Out – June 2015

I'm as curious as a cat. "Ever wonder what is going on inside their head?" 

I’m as curious as a cat. “Ever wonder what is going on inside their head?”

8. Jurassic World – June 2015

What if indeed? Genetically modified dinosaurs!!!

What if indeed? Genetically modified dinosaurs!!!

9. Minions the Movie  – July 2015

Bababababanana!

Bababababanana!

10. Fantastic Four – August 2015

I dunno how this new casts will fair with the originals but I love the original I hope they do this justice!  Let's see!

I dunno how this new casts will fair with the originals but I love the original I hope they do this justice! Let’s see!

How about you, what’s on your movies to watch this 2015?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Disney on Ice Dare To Dream Show Review Part 1 (Safe for Kids)

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Although I have been in Disneyland HongKong twice and had interacted with my favorite Disney Characters, so did my daughter coz she was with me my second time, seeing them perform on ice was a first for me and the family. We’ve been wanting to do it for so long but only today did we get the opportunity. Thank you to Feld Entertainment for having me and my family.

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Manila show
My favorite part of the Disney on Ice Dare to Dream show in Manila was the Tangled chapter. I think the best stunts was put un that section.  The flying/air yoga/ air skating whatchamacallit with Rapunsel and Flynn Rider was the best breathetaking moment on the show!

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I felt like being a kid again. I think I enjoyed the show more than my daughter because I grew up with Disney Cartoons, today kids have more shows to watch than Disney, they are lucky I think.
There was Snow White and Cindirella story in the show highlighting their dreams. You know the Disney Land tag line: The dream that you wish will come true!”

Snow White
Dreams for her Prince and wish to have her happily ever after with him. Biting that apple the Evil Queen tricked her to take a bite that put her into an enchanted sleep. Eventually her prince discovered her and gave her a kiss that awkened her and you know what happens next.

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Cinderella
Dreamt of dancing on the ball with the Prince and she did and more!

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Rapunzel
Dreamt of seeing the “floating” stars that were actually lanterns up close. She did see them in person and more as she finally got reunited with her family and found a boyfriend too!

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Manila show
As if I didn’t know how all the story ends it was all fun to see the Disney character on Ice!

I also enjoyed the Disney royalties ball :)

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Manila show
Januar 4,2015 is the last day, if you have time you can still catch it there’s the 1:30pm and 4:30pm shows. They still sell tickets at the ticket booth.

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Throwback: The Best of Earthlingorgeous 2014 Year Ender

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2014 would be my most craziest year. It was a year of mistakes, of new beginnings, of moving on, letting go and meeting a lot of new people.

Here’ s a throwback of how my 2014 went highlighting my best experiences and lessons along the way.

January 2014
Is my birth month and I started 2014 with the craziest thing I did when I started announcing publicly that I am dating again and am blogging about it. This is one of my open secret that everyone knows but were were afraid to ask. Just so you could let go of it like I have and stop asking me about it when you see me again: It is done and over with. The blog also ended because it will be unfair to our present or future relationship if the blog continues. That chapter of my out-of-this-world life is closed. Not to elaborate much about what happened but I am glad it all happened. It helped me get a closure to a past love I hang on to for almost a decade. I am glad I was that daring crazy because I was able to open myself again.

It was the year I visited Taal Batangas for a culture and heritage tour that I was not ablr to blog about.  But as my yearly birthdaEvery book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good oyvtradition

It was the year I visited Taal Batangas for a culture and heritage tour that I was not able to blog about. But as my yearly birthday/month tradition goes, I go on a spotanous trip anywhere that is new to me to explore.

February 2014
I closed a chapter then another one opened! I was glad it all happened. I met someone who makes me happy and makes me young again, like a teenager I must say! I did something I never did in my younger years though and it was a revelation in a good way that I surprised myself.

The 7107 Music Festival was one for the books! Seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live was awesomesauce! One of my photo at the concert was also featured at the concert official photo book!

The 7107 Music Festival was one for the books! Seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live was awesomesauce! One of my photo at the concert was also featured at the concert official photo book!

March 2014
I guess I’m doing things right because I was acknowledge as one of the 100 Women of Substance and Power when I was invited for a photoshoot for this one by Nicolo Cosme. It was amazing to see my pic side by side with Philantropist Rosa Rosal. Hmmmmm that might be the way I am going.

It was my first time to attend a festival in La Union, it was also my first time in Poro Point La Union and Thunderbird Resorts La Union. I totally fell inlove with the place, the landscape, the view, the sea, the lighthouse, the resort room its breathtaking!

It was my first time to attend a festival in La Union, it was also my first time in Poro Point La Union and Thunderbird Resorts La Union. I totally fell inlove with the place, the landscape, the view, the sea, the lighthouse, the resort room its breathtaking!

April 2014
Our first month since we left our old house that we lived for 25 years. We stayed at SMDC light taking nothing with us but our clothes. It was like a long-staycation. It was a breathe of freah air to have moved out slowly. It gave my family the space they needed to adjust to a new life.  It was a good move for all of us.

The opening of Sandbox in Alviera Pampangga and the trip in Boracay for Century Tuna Superbods was my best for April 2014. I loved Sandbox for thr extreme sports activities one can do in there I wanted to go back for that crazy zipline. Boracay was an experience that taught me never to expect anything from anyone but rely on yourself to make the most out of any situation.  Finally was able to visit Puka Beach one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Not as densely populated as the Boracay beaches I love it there!

The opening of Sandbox in Alviera Pampangga and the trip in Boracay for Century Tuna Superbods was my best for April 2014. I loved Sandbox for thre extreme sports activities one can do in there. I wanted to go back for that crazy zipline. This Boracay visit was an experience that taught me never to expect anything from anyone but rely on yourself and to make the most out of any situation. Finally was able to visit Puka Beach one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Not as densely populated as the Boracay beaches I love it there!

May 2014
Summer is my most favorite of the year. I went on an unexpected trip out-of-the country for a party! Imagine that! Went to Kuala Lumpur and party with other Asian bloggers for Air Asia’s Taylor Swift Livery jet launch! Had my first #OOTD in KL. It was also the first time Sampleroom had a summer outing with the partner bloggers at Pico de Loro.  This has thought me to always have my passport ready and my body always bikini ready! Charot!

In Kuala Lumpur to party and a beach trip with my beauty blogger friends!

In Kuala Lumpur to party and a beach trip with my beauty blogger friends!

Oh yeah almost forgot the First ever Alcohol Festival in Manila!  It was super fun with great booze, music and food and yes fun fun fun people!

Oh yeah almost forgot the First ever Alcohol Festival in Manila! It was super fun with great booze, music and food and yes fun fun fun people!

June 2014
More first things happened. Like the first Independence Day Party by Viber at the MOA Concert Grounds. It was super fun! I also tried Mermaiding for the first time. It was tough a lot of abs work for that! This month was about freedom from fear of what is not really there. To celebrate freedom with family, good friends and good booze!

The One Vibe party event was super fun.  Mermaiding was fun but hard the photo op was my favorite.  I love my #OOTDs taken at BGC like it was an apocalypse and another #OOTD inside an aircraft!

The One Vibe party event was super fun. Mermaiding was fun but hard the photo op was my favorite. I love my #OOTDs taken at BGC like it was an apocalypse and another #OOTD inside an aircraft!

July 2014
It is not really bragging but I like to share what I did for a charity because it gives the charity exposure as well and it inspires other people to help out. I styled and mini-hosted an impromptu makeover for Ariel x Red Cross Aid Couture in Glorietta.

Another month of many firsts like first LimoBus ride around the city like rockstars!  First time to play DJ and my first time to do archery!

Another month of many firsts like first  HummerLimoBus ride around the city like rockstars! First time to play DJ and my first time to do archery!

August 2014
The highlight was when I signed as YSA Skin and Body Experts Online Brand Ambassasor. And was part of the pioneer Online Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines. My first mixer party with ISJ where met other people from the background/other side of my world (not bloggers but geeks, tech and startup people).

September 2014

I met Apl de Ap in person when we went to Matam-Ih restaurant at Clark.  I also tried the local version of archery "pana".  Went swimming on a rainy Septemeber at Azure Paris Hilton Beach Club in Manila and had a blast watching Shrek the Musical at Meralco Theater!

I met Apl de Ap in person when we went to Matam-Ih restaurant at Clark. I also tried the local version of archery “pana”. Went swimming on a rainy Septemeber at Azure Paris Hilton Beach Club in Manila and had a blast watching Shrek the Musical at Meralco Theater!

October 2014
Was the first Habitat for Humanity Online Ambassadors build for the World Habitat Build. It was great to be able to do something for others without expecting anything. It was also great to know that what you are doing will change lives!

This gives blogging / bloggers a good name. I am glad I started the flame.

This gives blogging / bloggers a good name. I am glad I started the flame.

I've flown way up in the sky like a flying trapeze artist! It was great! The greatest! I also wall climbed on the same day!  I love it!

I’ve flown way up in the sky like a flying trapeze artist! It was great! The greatest! I also wall climbed on the same day! I love it!

November 2014
Was one of the craziest months for bloggers as events happened everyday at least a minimum of 3 in aday. But my highlights would be narrowed down to mostly first experiences again!

IPTL in Manila OMG! One of the most awesome 3 days I've been seeing Sharapova, Williams, Murray, Ivanovic, Ivansevig, Huey etc playing live is way better than watching on TV!

IPTL in Manila OMG! One of the most awesome 3 days I’ve been seeing Sharapova, Williams, Murray, Ivanovic, Ivansevig, Huey etc playing live is way better than watching on TV!

When you see someone you idolize and look up tp for the first time the feeling is unexplainable it gives you fulfillment in the most unexplainable ways.

When you see someone you idolize and look up tp for the first time the feeling is unexplainable it gives you fulfillment in the most unexplainable ways. I am talking about Mr. WASHINGTON Sycip!

  1. Meeting the Washington Sycip was like OMG!  Touching him, talking to him, rubbed elbows with him was like rubbing elbows with good fortune hahaha!
  2. It was a pleasant surprise to have a foreigner in a suit driving a luxury car deliver McDonald’s stuff on my house like whoa!
  3. My staycation at Citadines Salcedo Makati is just one of the best staycation I had. Not only did I experience the hotel but all actovities and foodie places to go to around the area!  Finally was able to visit Salcedo Weekend Market!
The Black Fleet party bus ride to Lipa!

The Black Fleet party bus ride to Lipa!

December 2014
December just ended  with the New Years Eve celebration in our new home and neighborhood. While it was a bit tamed and okay, boring than the usual New Years Eve we had in our old house and/on Holiday vacation, it was not that bad. It is just very calm and quiet. My last day of December was hunting for Dencio’s Bar and Grill, what did you know Timog, Cubao, Trinoma and Megamall are all gone! Hahahaha!

New things I’ve tried was playing detective for a Warner TV event. The staycation at Widus Clark Hotel, and my latest favorite mall Century City Mall because Hole in the Wall is there my fave foodie hangout.

2014 indeed was a lot of first and best experiences, it was a great year with very little bumps along the way. Thank God.

My best first experiences in 2014 that I can now cross out from my bucket list are:

  1. Flying with the Flying Trapeze
  2. Mermaiding
  3. Archery
  4. Wall climbing
  5. Riding an ATV
  6. Riding a giant swing
  7. Partying in a Hummer Limo
  8. Partying in the Black fleet
  9. Dating again
  10. Biking again
  11. Meeting new people outside my usual circle/environment
  12. Moved to a new house

It was my year of awakening. I realized I should not be afraid of letting my guard down and let nature takes its course.  Life is so much easier to deal with when you have less attachment to people and things.

I was able to do more, I was able to live life to the fullest more. Moving out of our new home I was able to experience the city life more than I did when we were far from “work”. I am happy at what I did in 2014 no regrets at all even with my little mistake at the start of the year it all ended up great for me. #morepamore

To those who made all these experiences possible Thank You for being part of my 2014. I hope to see you all again and share wonderful moments with you!

#ascendthethrown

Here is looking forward to more first experiences and to crossing out things to do and places to be on my list. Here’s to more opportunities and adventures. Here’s to the best to come in 2015!

How about you how was your 2014?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Disney on Ice x Earthlingorgeous Flash Giveaway!

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream show poster

UPDATE!

Happy New Year!

Winners of #DisneyonIcexEarthlingorgeous :

Divine RC – 3tickets plus meet and greet
Lovely Joy Merced – 2tickets and meet and greet

Please reply with the names of your companians for the meet and greet pass with the Disney on Ice casts!

 

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While most Filipinos wish for a White Christmas, we never wanted a wet one. This 2014 Christmas day, I posted on my Facebook status about being sad because instead of snow, what we got was rain with Typhoon Ruby. This coming New Year devastating enough, here goes typhoon Seniang with a disheartening send-off with a lot of deaths and damage in the Visayas and Mindanao region. So, to brighten and liven everyone’s day, Magnolia Chocolait and I will be giving away tickets Disney on Ice! This year the every kid and kids at heart gets to see up-close, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and as they follow four of Disney’s most inspirational princesses on their adventures to fulfill their dreams in Feld Entertainment’s newest ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream.

Disney on Ice with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto

Disney on Ice with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto

 

About Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the classic elegance of Cinderella and Snow White, Dare to Dream whisks audiences away on exciting journeys where dreams really do come true. From the lighting and scenery to the music, choreography and costumes, each element of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream magically combines to create a memorable show for the entire family.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream shows will run from December 25 to January 4 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for inquiries.

About Magnolia Chocolait Magnolia Chocolait is now double the fun with its creamy milk chocolate taste. Now in new packs featuring well-loved Disney characters, available in 110ml, 250ml and 1 liter packs! Learn more about our product, promos, and fun games for your kids on www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH and http://magnoliachocolait.com/

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream show poster

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream show poster

Get a chance to win Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream tickets*! 1) Like the Magnolia Chocolait FB page www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH 2) Follow @earthlingorgeous on Instagram or @earthlngorgeous on Twitter 3) Share the Disney on Ice poster on your social media (Facebook, Instagtam or Twitter) with the hashtag #DisneyonIcexEarthlingorgeous and #magnoliachocolaitph and tag 5 friends. Deadline: January 1, 2015 12noon 4) Leave a comment below with your name and link to your entries! Yes you may enter as much as you want as long as you tag a different friend for each set! The more entries the more chance of winning! FYIs: I will pick 2 Winners (1 winner with 3 tickets and 1 winner with 2 tickets each). We will be watching the January 3, 2015 130pm show! *tickets include a Meet and Greet with the cast after the show! Contest starts now December 31,2014 until Jan 1,2015 12noon only! I will pick winners right away and announce at 2pm! My decision is irrevocable and the assignment of who wins 3 tickets and 2 tickets is not negotiable. P.S. prize is not convertible to cash. I will be needing names of the companion/s of the winners for the meet and greet. Happy New Year! Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

15 Ways to Invite Good Luck for the New Year Pinoy Style

basin of money for new year

Well, well, well, hold your Year of the Wood Sheep rituals to invite good fortune until February 19,2015 when the Chinese New Year starts.

This January 1, 2015 is the Western Calendar New Year and even before Feng Shui and Chinese New Year became a trend, there was the Filipino ways of Celebrating the coming of the New Years Eve.

So, how to invite good luck for the new year Pinoy style? (a.k.a. mga pangpaswerte sa Bagong Taon)

1. Wear polkadots! The more polka dots you wear the luckier / fortunate you get for the coming year. Polkadots symbolizes coins/ money it is like attracting money to come to you.

wear poladots for new years eve

2. Put coins and money on your pocket, wallet, purse and bag and shake shake shake them all around at the stroke of midnight. This tradition is said to invite more money in your pockets and you will never run out of money!
3. Place 12 kinds of round fruits on your dining table. This symbolizes money again and the number symbolizes the 12 months of the year. This assures never to lack money all throughout the year!

Image from mrs sanborn

Image from mrs sanborn

4. Hanging 12 pieces of grapes by the front door. Again symbolizes money luck for the coming year.
5. Serving sticky rice cake (suman or kakanin) on your Media Noche or Midnight Dinner for the New Year. This ensures the family togetherness and sweetness of life of the family.
6. Serving whole fish with big scales. Another symbolism for money luck.
7. Jumping as high as you can at the stroke of midnight. This is very Pinoy as most Pinoy are vertically challeneged by jumping high as you can you will get as taller than you already are in the next coming year or in the future. The higher the jump the taller.
8. Making loud noises (ergo the firecrackers) horn or trumpet (torotot) screaming, singing, shouting and dancing! It is believed that making such loud noises drives the evil spirit away.
9. Turning all the lights on in the house even in the CR. This is believed to give a bright future for everyone in the household.
10. Filling a basin (batya or palangana) with money (coins and paper bills and toss it all around the house from the front door inward to every room in the house for money luck!
11. Opening all the doors and windows in the house to invite good fortune in!

basin of money for new year

12. Waking up in the morning with a dirty nose is also lucky. It means you’ve inhaled all the luck you can get (and the smoke from all the firecrackers you witnessed hehe!).
13. Recieving money as well as giving money or any blessings (cash or kind) is also lucky. You have something to share and you have something to give.
14. Get all dressed and dolled up or get handsome before midnight. If you look pretty/handsome at the stroke of midnight then you will be pretty/handsome for the rest of the year!
15. Never sweep floors or clean anything until January 2. So all the luck you gathered will stay.

Of course prayers for blessings, good health and fortune with a tpuch of hard work and determination works best.

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!


So there you have it, the Pinoy Style to invite good luck for the coming New Year. If I missed a very Filipino (not Chinese) way of welcoming the new year let me know please I would like to know.

Happy 2015!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

Feng Shui 2015 Tips Year of the Wood Sheep

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Do you believe in Feng Shui?  If yes, then today is your lucky day!

Feng Shui 2015 Tips by Marites Allen
I was at Marites Allen Feng Shui 2015 Convention yesterday held at Luxent Hotel and she shared some feng shui tips to bring the best of luck for each animal signs this coming 2015. Boy Abunda hosted the second part of the event where general outlook for each sign was discussed.

Feng Shui 2015 Tips by Marites Allen
Lucky Manzano, who went to the convention yesterday, is surprisingly an avid practitioner of Feng Shui.  He revealed that he ask Marites Allen for tips every month. His good fortune and luck as we know it is generally pleasant and because of that he does not doubt what practicing and believing in  Feng Shui can do to him.

Feng Shui 2015 Tips by Marites Allen
The Feng Shui 2015 Tips and prediction for each Animal Sign was categorized in 5 parts, wealth, health, relationship and career.

Here are the exclusive slides showing predictions and tips for Sheep, Horse, Snake, Monkey, Tiger, Dragon, Ox, Boar, Rabbit, Rooster, Rat, and Dog.
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Here’s what to expect on 2015 for those under the Horse sign (you may see the rest of the signs on the slides!)  This is an exclusive slide as it is only available for those who are in the convention I am sharing to you so you can have the luck you wish to have #sharetheblessings!

Feng Shui 2015 Tips for Horse sign
For those who had bad predictions for 2015 you may get charms and protections just to be on the safe side.  But then the outcome of your life comes from the choices you make and the actions you make.  

If you want a thorough reading or consultation call Marites Allen at +639209509390 or visit www.frigga.co.uk, www.maritesallen.com or shop online for charms and protections at www.wealthluck.com. You may also follow @maritesallen on Instagram and Twitter.

For daily Feng Shui tips you may buy ger planner at the World of Feng Shui store or download the app on Google Play!

The planner or the app will tell you what is best to do and not to do. For January 1, 2015 the planner said it is best to have a hair cut, do major cleaning, sell merchandise, end relationships. Not suitable for marriagr, christening, starting new projectd, relocate, collect money, installing new stove, visit doctor, groundbreaking and opening!

Feng Shui 2015 planner

Feng Shui 2015 planner. Know what’s suitable and unsuitable to do on a particular day. Improve your life with Feng Shui tips daily with this awesome planner.

Daily Feng Shui Tips and Advice at your fingertips!

Daily Feng Shui Tips and Advice at your fingertips!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

About Earth Rullan

I am a storyteller. Influencer. Trendsetter. Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blogger. An advocate of autism awareness, women's and children's rights. A former Journalist. I am not an expert I am experienced. I do what I love no regrets. If you need anything email me at : earthlingorgeous (@) gmail.com

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