The whole time I was coordinating with the owner and founder, Chef Dick Balajadia. Come feature day, Chef Dick called me and told me I'd be meeting with his business partner Kiko Rustia. Since we were on the cellphone I couldn't hear him very well. "Kiko, the same Kiko on Survivor Philippines," he explained.
That was a surprise. I did my research prior to the feature and I knew that Halfmoon Bibingcrepes was first opened by brothers Dick and Dennis Balajadia back in 2004. I got in touch with Dennis some time ago and he told me that Dick is the one in charge now. Another revelation: Kiko is also a chef himself, having graduated from CCA Manila!
Anyways, Halfmoon Bibingcrepes, the open-air bibingcrepe stand, has recently evolved into an air-conditioned full-service restaurant and is now known as Halfmoon Asian Café. They still serve the Bibingcrepes that they are most known for, that and a whole lot of new additions to the menu. Anyways, for my full Bibingcrepe 101 feature, log on to http://animetric.blogspot.com/2009/06/bibingcrepe-101-from-halfmoon-asian.html. It's not the Bibingcrepes that I'll be focusing on this blog.
Amidst talk of Bibingcrepes, Bibingcrisps, and other goodies that Halfmoon is whipping up, it was inevitable that the topics of health and fitness would come into the conversation. Kiko admitted that he's on a diet now and he's been working out non-stop since he has a beach gig coming up.
Me: "What do you do to keep fit, aside from the usual gym workouts?"
Kiko: "Are you familiar with Parkour?"
Me: "Yes, but Parkour is like an extreme sport!" (Yes I am very familiar with Parkour since my son plays Free Running on the Sony PSP. It's also what comprises a lot of Casino Royale's action scenes with Daniel Craig and his nemesis.)
Kiko: "Movnat is similar to Parkour except that it's not as extreme. Movnat stresses on natural movement, and it can be done anywhere. A good place would be a park or playground."
Interesting. It's the first I've heard of Movnat.
This is a photo from the Movnat website at http://movnat.com/ -- still looks kind of extreme to me but Kiko assures that a regular person can do it. But so far it seems to be a male-dominated frontier.
To quote Movnat.com -- You will rediscover all the movement skills that made our species one of the most adaptable on Earth! It involves the combined training of walking, running, jumping, balancing, moving on all fours, climbing, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, swimming and defending.
Anyways, to know more about Movnat, log on to http://movnat.com/
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