Yoga Fun in Cebu

I know, I know. One might say that I jumped on the bandwagon, but to be honest…I’m starting to really like yoga. Not for the hype, not for the food (which is one highlight of doing yoga), not even for the company (sorry, friends! I don’t mean it that way) 🙂 I enjoy doing yoga because it builds balance, promotes good breathing and overall, it makes my body stronger. I see and feel the results as well. My abs feel tighter, my arms don’t feel as flabby, and I’m actually beginning to like the muscle pain aftermath. Goodness, have I become a masochist? Hmmm, or maybe I’m just dreaming all this.

Have I been doing yoga long? Nope! In the past two weeks, I have been going to yoga regularly (twice a week) with friends at Surya Nanda. I like that their schedule is not too late in the evening but late enough that you can still squeeze in a workout before it gets too dark. So far, I’ve tried Power Core twice (with different instructors), Aerobic Yoga and Yogalates.

I love that the instructors all have their own specific way of teaching and that they’re very open to helping you try out the moves. My personal favorite is Robert, who teachers Power Core on Wednesdays at 6:45. If you’re a first timer, no worries, he’s just the right person to get you to start your journey to yoga. But overall, the Surya Nanda instructors are really great in their own way! They dare you to concentrate, strive harder, and always get you to reach beyond your horizons.

Back in 2009, I had already tried Bikram Yoga in Manila, and sadly, I never really quite understood or appreciated yoga back then. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time or place. I can’t wait to go to more sessions and see what else is in store for me. Luckily, it seems that fate as brought me and yoga back together again.

For all my fellow yogis (I’m not so sure with this term, but it sounds fun!), here’s an illustration that we can all relate to. Har-har. Enjoy!



Surya Nanda Cebu is located at Unit 4 and 5A of the Advent Center, Acacia Street, Brgy. Kamputhaw.

For more information, you can visit their Facebook Page here.


Veritas vos liberabit

Veritas vos liberabit

(“the truth shall set you free”)

April 9, 2013 is the day the Philippines celebrate the fall of Bataan or otherwise known today as Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor. Though this post is not going to be a history lesson, I just felt that I needed to recognize the holiday even though we were not there to witness or undergo the event. For many veterans of war, today, I commemorate your duty to our nation and thank you for your dedication for the people.

Also, on a lighter note, today is something that I wish to also mark as a special time in my life. Over the past few months, I have constantly debated about it and finally, I’ve come to the conclusion. Let the truth set me free.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. 

Henry David Thoreau 

A little about me.

Hello there! My name is Cymbelline Ong. I’m a twenty-something marketing professional living on a beautiful island in the Philippines called Cebu. This blog is created out of sheer curiosity to try new things in life and simply, another pastime that I hope to enjoy doing. In this blog, I hope to share everything I love doing. I love to eat, cook, laugh, dance, sleep, read, write, draw/paint, design, play, travel and I’m pretty sure there’s too many things I’ve already mentioned 😛 Anyway, I can’t wait to get started! For now, meet my favorite cat in the world: PUSHEEN.

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Disclaimer: Throughout this blog, I cannot assure you that you will not see the exuberant use of smileys, obviously exaggerated phrases, idioms, memes and whatnots.