Daily Archives: January 9, 2010

A foreign barat…. at the heart of Makati

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So fine, I am posting a topic away from sports but I just had to share it. You know how it is when you have foreign clients? Usually, when they invite you out or your team, the person who invited should treat right? Besides the fact that any country outside Southeast asia would surely equate to a higher rate compared to our Philippines pesos right???? Oh well, NOT ALL. Some MEN – FOREIGNER can be truly BARAT. Barat is a local/tagalog term for a PARSIMONIOUS, THRIFTY, MISERABLY CHEAP PERSON. So anyways– my team brought him to this posh, cool bar in The Fort Strip. I drank my Arctic Melon, we all had something to eat– then finally, when the bill arrived— my sales coach showed it to him (since they seated beside each other)–you know what he DID? He paused, stretched and yawned… Looked at the side of the room, stood up and went to the rest room…. But we still gave him a chance, we waited ’til he came back– but to no avail— he just sat and unwilling to reach out for his wallet. So being the boss of all these Filipinos– I had to pay. The worst part, he had 12 bottles while my team just had 2 or 3 bottles… Cheap cheap cheap…Moral of the story: always ask in advance, upfront, despite the cultural barrier– if he will pay or not! 🙂

What’s happening in Bliss Yoga Manila this 2010!

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This is the letter I got from Roland–my wonderful teacher in Bliss Yoga:

Greetings from Bliss Yoga! We here at Bliss Yoga are excited about the many workshops, retreats, and trainings we have in store this year.

Introduction to Vinyasa Flow Workshop – This 3 day workshop (January 27-29 from 6-8pm) is designed for beginners so they may understand basic alignment and the breathing associated with this practice. Advanced practioners are also welcome as this workshop will take your practice to the next level. Each session is P1,000 or attend all three for P2,500. This workshop is limited to 15 participants so reserve your slot now.

Need to get away? Bliss Yoga proudly offers a yoga retreat at The Farm at San Benito from February 25 – 28, 2010. Spend four days of guided meditation, sunrise and sunset yoga, and award winning raw vegan cuisine. For more details please see our front desk staff or send an email to inquiry@blissyogamanila.com.

We’ve recently added a Vinyasa Flow class every Saturday from 2:00 – 3:15pm with Isabel. 10% of all proceeds from this class will be donated to charity.

Transform your life with our 20 day intensive 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teachers Training with Roland Dela Cruz from March 22 – April 16, 2010. This program is designed for advanced practioners who wish to either become aspiring yoga teachers or enrich their knowledge in the art of Yoga. For more information email you may email me at roland@blissyogamanila.com.

Wishing you all love, light, and laughter for 2010.

Roland