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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Let' s face it, I'm sure I'm not the only one who had a rough year. However, life doesn't end there. I am still thankful to everything that happened in 2016 because it helped me a lot in having a more positive outlook for the new year to come. 
Thankfully, I was able to see myself grow as a better person. I was able to improve a lot of aspects in my life, that I can say. I'm ready to close this book and a start a new one. Ready to let go of whatever the struggles were I went through in this book. Maybe I will go back to this book sometimes and just look through it to see how life treated me and molded me into who I am today. It's gonna be a new book with blank pages, and I'll make sure to write a bestseller! 
To officially end the year, here are some of my new year's resolution for 2017:
  1. GET INTO SHAPE. I know, I know, I've said this to myself over and over again. But this time I'm gonna work on it!
  2. PRACTICE GRATITUDE AND POSITIVITY. Let's all spread positivity!
  3. GET RID OF THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE. There's not enough space for them in my new year. 
  4. LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE MYSELF. This is something I find hard to do, but I will do it.
  5. TRUSTING MYSELF. Without the ability to trust, I can ever have enough control over my life to create the life I dream of.
  6. SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY. I have to face the reality that one day I'm gonna live my own life and my family won't be in my life any longer. I don't wanna regret missing out on the moment's I could've spent with them.
  7. I WILL FOCUS MORE ON SIMPLICITY. As a rule of thumb, as long as less is both sufficient and efficient, less is more.
  8. BE HAPPY AND MAKE OTHERS HAPPY.  I learned I can never give what I do not have. That's why being happy should start within myself.
  9. READ MORE BOOKS. I find knowledge that I get from books are priceless. It expands my knowledge and helps me think logically.
  10. SPEND LESS TIME ON PETTY THINGS. There are plenty of worthy things to actually devote my time and energy to. I will ignore the petty things and go on with life.
.....And the list goes on, these are just the few important things I figured that would help me make most of my 2017. 
Before I bid goodbye to the last day of 2016, I want to thank all of you (my friends, followers, ghost readers, etc.) for sticking up with me the whole year. Thank you for taking time to read my blog. You guys are my inspiration and the reason why The Chubby Buddy exist. How about you? What are your New Year's Resolutions? I'd love to spare some time to read them! 
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!  Looking forward to more adventures! 
-The Chubby Buddy
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Sports Lover? These Are Some Things You May Like to Check Out

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Sports are hugely popular across the world, Andy they provide a wonderful way of staying entertained and keeping fit at the same time. The thing you have to realize is that not everyone is into sports. But, for those who are, it’s important to make sure you understand what is out there for you. That's why I've come up with this post to help you appreciate being a sports lover, and find things that allow you to share that passion with others.

Are Your New Year's Eve Plans As Exciting As These?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

What have you got planned for new year’s eve? A trip to your local bar with some friends? A House party? Or are you just planning on having a quiet one at home with some close friends and family? Whatever your plans may be this year, there is no way that they are going to be as exciting as some of the biggest new year’s eve celebrations hosted by major cities.

Still don’t have any set plans yet? Well, how about looking for a last-minute plane ticket to one of these amazing new year’s parties?!
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Gym Essentials: What A Man Needs

Thursday, December 22, 2016


It is important to have the right things with you if you plan on working out. Can you imagine going to the gym and then realizing you have forgotten your pants!

Here's a list of all the things a (fitness fanatic) man should own.

Unusual Food Ideas Guaranteed To Impress Your Guests

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Do you love nothing more than asking your friends to come around for dinner parties? Are you getting a little bored serving the same old dishes all the time? Then maybe you should perform some research and think outside of the box? There are hundreds of thousands of cool recipes online, so there is no excuse for cooking steak and fries at every gathering. Best of all? some of the tastiest and unusual meal ideas are the easiest to prepare. You just need the right information and ingredients to get things underway. Below, you will find a couple of suggestions to get those taste buds tingling.

Here's How You Can Save Time Preparing Food At Home!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Making meals for your family at home can take up a lot of your spare time. You want to make sure that everybody is getting plenty of vegetables and healthy stuff, as well as ensure they’re enjoying their meals. You don’t want to spend hours preparing those meals, though. Here’s how you can save time preparing food at home:

The Future Is Bright: Ways To Better Yourself In 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016


At this time of year, we tend to reflect on what’s happened in the last twelve months and start thinking about the year ahead. As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a good time to plan ahead, and consider how you can better yourself in 2017. Perhaps you’re keen to make resolutions and try and actually stick to them this time. Or maybe you simply want to be a little more proactive, and get out there and live your life to the full. Here are some suggestions to help you ensure the future is bright.

Going For The Burn: Hardcore Workouts That Melt Excess Fat

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Exercise doesn’t always have to be pushing yourself to your ultimate limits, to the point where you’re absolutely exhausted. However, any exercise that does get you feeling like this will be getting to work extremely quickly! Whether you want to get fit in a hurry, or you just don’t have a whole lot of extra time in the day to work out, then you want exercises that will work fast. Looking to really get serious with exercise and go for the burn? Here are some of the ways you can melt away excess fat fast, and quickly improve your fitness levels.

Look Like A True Gentleman And Beat Back The Competition

Tuesday, December 13, 2016



You can think of the dating world as a sports field because that’s exactly what it is. If you want to score, by which I mean to secure a date, then you need to be ready to beat your competition. Don’t be fooled, there will always be a lot of people out there vying for the same partner. In fact, a recent report revealed that now when dating it’s common to juggle as many as seven partners. This puts a spin on the idea of a player when apparently everyone is playing the same game. It’s also important to realize that first impressions have become more vital than ever. Just look at Tinder as an example of this, one of the most popular apps for dating. Using this app, you swipe left or right depending on whether you like someone. That means someone is judging you entirely on how you look in your picture. So, it’s important to realize what women want in their partner, and I think I have the answer. It’s quite simple, they want a gentleman.

The Asian Trail For Foodies

Friday, December 09, 2016


The everyday routine is eating us alive: Sleep, work, eat, and start again. In such our fast paced agenda, it becomes difficult to experience peaceful breaks and to let food enlighten us instead of always relying on sugar to get the feel-good bonus. So you have decided to experience a different holiday this year: You’re heading to Asia to reconnect with yourself and take a break from your busy lifestyle. So this is a great point to introduce the idea that cultural holidays are not only for those who want to experience a country differently, but also for those who want to forget about their western knowledge about the country. They are also a great way to cut from your day-to-day stress and start taking a better care of yourself: Good food and exercise are on the list of every good foodie tourist!

The Only 6 Reasons You Need To Go Skiing This Winter

Friday, December 02, 2016

So, it's that time of year again... You've worked hard to ensure you have the money necessary to book your next well deserved holiday and you're hoping that sacrificing all those delicious meals out at your favourite restaurant was worth it.

But perhaps you're looking for something a little different this year? Laying around in the sun is one of the best ways to relax for many, but it's just not quite as exciting as racing down a mountain at what feels like a million miles an hour, is it?

Skiing is one of nature's gifts to us - well, kind of. The main tools have been provided by nature and the rest can be purchased from the experts, such as Vista Bahn Ski Rentals.

If you’re still unsure and looking for excuses to get yourself onto the snow then here are 6 reasons to go skiing this winter.

Volunteering Aborad? How It Could Change You As A Person

Thursday, December 01, 2016


At some point in life, you may come at a crossroads while you decide what path to take moving forward. For many people, that tends to take place when they finish an element of their education. You might be wondering about further education or degrees, or even getting into the workplace. But what people tend to forget is that this decision doesn’t need to be made straight away. Often taking a year out to do something a little different could be the right decision for you.

8 REASONS SOUTH AFRICA IS THE PERFECT ACTION-PACKED HOLIDAY DESTINATION


In recent years South Africa has arguably become a thrill seeker’s paradise. With vastly varied terrain and stunning coastlines, there are so many fantastic activities to get stuck into; you’ll have to keep going back again and again. Here are just a few adventures adrenaline junkies can expect to find in South Africa.

Making Sure Your Christmas Party Goes Off With A Bang

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


If you’re throwing a Christmas party, you’ll need to make sure it goes off with a bang. You don’t want to throw a party, only for it to go down like a led balloon with your guests, do you? Just think of all of the time, effort, and money that will have gone to waste! Here are some pointers to help you make sure your Christmas party goes off with a bang:

Exciting Tabletop Games to Play With Your Children

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Winter is fast approaching and there are less outdoor activities we can do with the kids. Instead of freezing in the cold playing water games with the kids, most of us are huddled up indoors with the heating turned up. There’s still a lot of fun to be had at home, however. There are video games, board games, and plenty of movies to go through.

Video games are fun and all, but unless you have multiple computers in the house for each child and yourself, there’s not much you can do together. But fear not! There’s still plenty of old-fashioned fun to be had with a couple of board games and some hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. Convince your kids to leave the computer and join you at the dinner table with some of these exciting tabletop games the whole family can play.

Don’t Fancy A Beach Holiday? Try This Instead

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Does the thought of spending a fortnight on a beach fill you with boredom? Do you want your next holiday to be full of adventure? Try these exciting vacation ideas.

3 Amazing Sports Convention To Check Out

Thursday, November 24, 2016

For die-hard sports nuts, it’s great to keep up with the games on TV, debate whose team is better and play the sports ourselves. However, when a certain sport is an important part of our everyday lives, we need a little more. Fortunately, there are all kinds of conventions and events out there for die-hard sports nuts. Here are a few you may be interested in.
  

You Can't Beat Homemade: The Many Benefits Of Home Cooking

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Are you on a health drive? Are you trying to get in shape or make positive changes to your diet? If so, your kitchen is a good place to start. If you’re guilty of indulging on takeouts or ready made meals, here are some of the benefits of home cooking.

Nutritional control

When you’re in charge of cooking your own meals, you have control of the kitchen. You decide what’s going into your meals, and how your food is cooked. When you buy a meal at a restaurant or order a takeout, do you really know what you’re getting? Even meals that seem healthy may contain a heap of added sugar and salt. 

Healthy Hair Days with Hairfood Co.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Let's face it, there are days when you wake up and your hair is on fleek like it has never been better and on the other hand, we also experience bad hair days and your hair is just not everything it could be, which means it can lead to a long styling session and even give up with no hope of recovery. We've all been there, but there is a better (healthier) way.

Valuable Nutritional Advice For Vegans

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


There are many reasons one might become a vegan. Some are uncomfortable with eating animal products for personal or ethical reasons. Some religions also denounce the consumption of meat. There are also many health benefits, and a vegan diet can help with losing weight.

But it isn’t for everyone. There are quite a few challenges to keeping up with a vegan diet. Some people aren’t ready to give up their favorite foods. Some people find it difficult to get the right amount of certain nutrients on a vegan diet. Protein and calcium can be hard to come about. But there are ways to overcome these problems. Here are some helpful nutrition tips for vegans.

SneakPeek Unlocked: Puma Trinomic Launch

Saturday, November 12, 2016


With so many sneaker shops opening left and right in Cagayan de Oro city, it is clear that the thrilling culture of collecting sneakers has finally landed in our shores. The plea for rare and limited edition sneakers grows every day for sneakerheads and I have recently fallen into the beautiful sneaker trap myself.

Lost Your Sporting Mojo? Here's How To Get It Back

Friday, November 11, 2016


No matter how fit you are, you will find that you go through periods where it seems your mojo has left you. Your sporting mojo that is! But you needn’t worry. Sporting mojos never leave for good. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can try and coax it back. Once it returns, you will feel motivated once again, and ready to give everything you’ve got to all your workouts!

Gift Ideas For Your Very Own Chubby Buddies!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Guys are simple creatures, with simple needs. So, it shouldn’t be that hard to find the perfect gift, right? Unfortunately, it can be surprisingly hard to come up with a gift. Especially if you’re not aware of the recipient’s hobbies and interests. Most people don’t have the time or resources to get this information for everyone. To help you out, this post will go through some hard-to-go-wrong gift ideas for the guys in your life.

Where In The World Can You Go On Safari, Besides Africa?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


When we think about going on safari, the first continent to pop into our collective heads is Africa. It's the home of the Big Five, and famous for its incredible savannahs. But it’s not just the national parks of Africa where you’ll find amazing animals stalking the countryside. Oh no; you’ll find them in places all over the world. Sri Lanka has its elephants. Borneo has its monkeys. Brazil has its jaguars.

It begs the question: if you did want to go on safari outside of Africa, where would you go?

Worried About Brexit? Here's How It Could Affect Your Travels


There is a lot up in the air about Brexit right now. Let me phrase that, everything is up in the air about Brexit right now. Theresa May’s plans for the Uk are starting to slip through, but we are basically being kept out of the loop. If you’re a keen traveller like me, you might be wondering how Brexit will affect your vacation plans. So, let’s break it down.

Travel With A Splash Of Color

Wednesday, November 02, 2016


When you travel you crave something different. Something that is completely fresh to your eyes. Something that will stay in your memory forever. Wanderlust sparks the imagination and this combined with a colorful experience will truly leave its mark on you. There are so many wonderful, colorful places in the world to explore; I thought I'd give you the chance to discover some of them.

Financially Fit! Ways To Earn Money While Working Out

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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We all like to have a little bit of extra money don’t we? At the same time we keep dragging ourselves to the gym after work, go home and sleep. Then we get it the next day and the pattern begins again. But is there a way to break the monotony, and keep fit, whilst at the same time learning some extra cash? Technically it sounds like you could get paid to keep fit. But what if I said that it is possible? There are ways to make this possible!  And here are some ways you can do it!

Fujifilm X-A2 Review and Why "NOW" is the Perfect Time to Buy One

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Capturing the best moments or simply documenting my life over the years has been an important thing to me and finding a camera to visually achieve what I’m looking for hasn’t always been easy.

I’m not a professional photographer, just an average blogger who wants my photos to look good as the real thing without going through the tough process of editing or changing settings on my camera that I’m clueless about. 

Fabulous Christmas Getaway Ideas You Might Have Overlooked

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Planning a winter break this Christmas? We all know about the incredible, popular destinations that people flock to each year- but there are plenty of other options too that you might not have thought about. If you want to go somewhere quieter or perhaps do things a little differently, here are a few alternative options to consider.

An Icy Wonderland

We all know there are some stunning, popular snowy locations around the world that are perfect for visiting at Christmas. But if you’re looking for something different, an interesting getaway filled with rich culture and traditions- Iceland is the way to go! The Icelandic people know how to do Christmas right, with celebrations being an eclectic mix of religion, folklore and modern life. Houses are decorated with lights and a traditional Christmas tree, as the people of the country welcome light back into their lives. This is because it’s the time when the days start to grow longer again, after a lengthy period in the year of darkness. You have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in Iceland over December, which is an incredible bonus while on your vacation. If you’re hoping for plenty to see and do, you won’t be disappointed with an adventure trip to Iceland. There are various tours to see the stunning landscape and wildlife, and lots of activities for tourists.

A Christmas Cruise

A Christmas cruise could be a fantastic way to celebrate the festive season. On a cruise, you get to travel to different places but without the hassle of traditional travel. There is no messing around at airports or long car drives from place to place. Particularly useful when airports, roads, and public transport are crammed to the brim during the festive season where people are visiting friends and relatives. Instead, you get to relax on a luxurious ship that comes complete with everything you need. You can sip champagne on the deck, and enjoy the many activities on offer. The ship will be beautifully decorated, and there will be lots of Christmassy things to do. From choirs singing carols to festive food and parties. You’ll get a traditional Christmas dinner but with none of the clearing away or dishes to do afterward. And if you’re staying through to the new year, you can start the year off feeling relaxed and revived rather than succumbing the January blues.

A Tropical Paradise

If you’re not a fan of the cold, why not do something different entirely and book a holiday to a tropical paradise instead? Places like Australia, Mexico, Lanzarote and The Gambia will all be scorching hot in December. If you don’t care for a snowy Christmas, laying on a gorgeous beach in the heat could be an excellent way to go instead. If you live in a country that’s usually cold in December, something like this can make a welcome change. Forget the winter coats, hats, and gloves- throw your bikini, flip flops and summer dresses into your case and jet off to sunnier climes.

Will you be going away this Christmas? Where will you be jetting off to?


The Iron-Clad Rules For Any New Gun Owner

Saturday, October 22, 2016


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Some people love having guns. Some people feel like they need to have them. You might like hunting, shooting at the practice range, or other outdoor activities. You might have legitimate fears for your safety that require one. Whatever the reason you’re getting a gun, you need to take responsibility. Not just for the chances of accidents. You need to make sure you’re able to use and look after the gun as well. Here we’ll look into how you do that.

Make sure you have the right equipment for you

The first thing to understand is that not everyone is going to have the exact tastes in guns. Nor are they going to have the same proficiency and ability to handle different guns. So before you buy, make sure you try. Get a caliber and make that fits you personally. The same goes for any equipment you use to hold your gun. For instance, not everyone is going to comfortable with the same specifications on their holster. Some people prefer holsters that have an extra step or two of security before accessing their guns. If you have any doubts, it’s a good idea to look at a custom holster instead of a generic one.

Keep yourself and everyone else around you safe

It shouldn’t have to be said that gun safety is mandatory, but not everyone is getting the lesson. First, when it’s in your hands, make sure you’re following the key rules of gun safety. Never assume the safety is on. Never point it at another person unless you intend on shooting (which should rarely be the case). Practice trigger discipline to make sure you’re not in danger of misfiring. Then make sure you’re storing it safely in the home, as well. You might want to keep it unloaded. Or keep it in a lock box. With kids, you need to anticipate their curiosity, too. Communicate frankly that the gun is not a toy and that they should never attempt to use or hold it.

Don’t let it a degrade

A gun that isn’t cared for is just as dangerous as a loaded gun left on a kitchen table. Not only can it fail to protect you in life-threatening situations. It’s also in more danger of misfiring or backfiring. You don’t want to experience that. So when you own a gun, it’s not enough to learn how to hold and shoot. You also need to learn how to clean and maintain it. Make sure you have all the right materials in your home and you that you take regular care of it. Without doing so, you might have spent all that money on a tool that does nothing but cause risk.

Above all else, safety is a priority. Don’t think that owning a gun is enough to keep you safe. You need to make sure you can use it effectively and reduce its threat when you don’t want to use it. A gun can be dangerous in any situation, so you have to always be the one in control of it.  


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