May 5, 2024

8k at BMO Vancouver Marathon 2024

After my two  half-marathons at BMO Vancouver Marathon, I decided to try their 8k. I have never run one before as I only did 5k, 10k, and 16k, aside from the half marathon.

My goal for this run is to do it in less than an hour or a little faster than my 10k. I finished my run in 50:30 (chip time).

It was a different experience for me. However, I'm hoping I can do the half marathon again next year.

April 21, 2024

Vancouver Sun Run 2024

Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10K race. The last time I ran in one was on their 35th anniversary. Now, since it's their 40th, I have decided to try it again.

I finished my run in 01:03:56 which was faster than my run at Vancouver Sun Run 2019 but slower than my 10k last September.

The run was okay but I feel my experience was better five years ago. I'm not sure if I'll do it again for the 45th or 50th of the Vancouver Sun Run

January 7, 2024

MP2 Calculator

I have been working on a new application in the past few weeks and I am happy to announce that new app, MP2 Calculator, is now available on the Play Store and online.

MP2 Calculator is an app for computing how much your MP2 (Modified Pag-IBIG 2) savings may grow based on actual dividend rates. The MP2 Savings is a special voluntary savings facility with a 5-year maturity, designed for active Pag-IBIG Fund members who wish to save more and earn even higher dividends, in addition to their Pag-IBIG Regular Savings.

I have built the MP2 Calculator Android app using Kotlin and Jetpack Compose and the app is now my first to be developed using 100% Jetpack Compose. The web application, meanwhile, was built on top of Sweldong Pinoy.