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Long Holiday Movie Marathon

In anticipation of the long holiday, I have already made a mental note of the activities our family will engage in in the next four (4) days. The list included simple pleasures — overnight swimming and movie marathon.

The swimming event will be in a private villa somewhere in the North with family friends. My son loves swimming and it’s going to be his vacation treat. I, on the other hand, will swim only in the evening to avoid extreme sun exposure. I intend to enjoy the relaxing moments to the max. Read More


Tale of the 5K: Run for Marikina Watershed 2014

For the first time, I joined a marathon. And to my astonishment, my first is a 5K run and I finished it!

The fun run is titled “Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed Del Run 3″ which happened yesterday, April 13, 2014. The race started at the Marikina Sports Park (formerly Marikina Sports Center) pass 4:00 PM, while the sun was scorching hot.

The race categories are 5K (or 5-kilometer event) and 10K (or 10-kilometer event). The race registration fee is Php600. The registration kit include the singlet (made by BOTAK so the fabric is very good for athletic wear and the design suits most runners) and the b-tag.

singlet for marikina watershed

The race route traversed streets of SSS Village then back to Paliparan of Sto. Nino. There were three stops serving water and Gatorade for the 5K run.

The singlet made me look fatter but I’m truly pleased that I finished the race despite the very hot weather and my body condition. Hashtag #strengthenedbyGod Read More

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Holy Week Garbage Collection Advisory for Marikina Residents

In observance of the holy week this 2014, particularly, on Good Friday, April 18, the City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) released an advisory to Marikina residents regarding the schedule of garbage collection.

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Free Summer Training: English Proficiency for College Students

Take advantage of the summer vacation to improve your oral communication skills in English and to understand gender-fair education and language.

Join this year’s Center for Excellence Summer Course — the FREE 4-day English Proficiency with Gender and Development Orientation scheduled on April 16, 21-23, 2014. Read More


FREE Sports Camp for Children at Marikina Sports Center

Summer vacation is on! Calling all Marikenian parents looking for FREE summer activities for their children — the Marikina Sports Center or Marikina Sports Park is offering FREE courses this April to May fro children 7 to 16 years of age.

See this poster for details:


marikina sports park summer camp

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Job Opportunity: McDonalds Sumulong Marikina

Calling Students and young job seekers, McDonalds Marikina posted in its Facebook page the fastfood store’s need for applicants for service crew. Below is the exact announcement from their page:

McDonalds Marikina: 

We are hiring, for those qualified applicants from 18-22 years old, atleast 2nd yr college level and good communication skills. Submit personally your resume until March 31. Read More


Blessed with a Musical Child

Last year, I was wonderfully surprised by my son when he joined a singing contest, and actually won first prize! I never thought he is that musically talented (especially because he came from a mother who is always stopped when trying to belt a tune).

This year, another singing competition is being organized in their school and I’m not surprised when he announced to me that he auditioned for it. He, of course, made it as among the contestants. Sometimes, the kid surprises me with his confidence. Lately, he was learning guitar playing and months after, he joined our church’s youth ministry for a musical number where he played the guitar. Read More


Marikina Jobs: Spa Therapist for Azul Spa

Azul Spa in Barangay Nangka, Marikina City is looking for Spa Therapists. Azul is currently my favorite spa as it is close our home, clean facility, good food (served in their Azul Bistro and Cafe), and good therapists.

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Original Ipanema, Grendha Sandals and Shoes Warehouse Sale in Marikina

Crazy for branded Brazilian flip-flops and footwear?

Right in time for summer is the depot-warehouse sale of the popular and high-quality Brazilian brands, Ipanema, Grendha and Rider, at the Riverbanks Mall in Barangka, Marikina City.

Ipanema is known for its fun and trendy printed flipflops, sandals and wedges, that are comfortable for day wear, especially when enjoying summer places such as resorts and beaches. Grendha is known for its gorgeous and stylish slippers, sandals, and close/wedge shoes, that can be worn any time and anywhere. Rider sports very durable and modern-style flip-flops and rubber footwear for males.  Read More


Marikina Food Trip: Uncle Cheffy Review

As a post-birthday and Valentine’s day date, my girlfriend and I tried out the new branch of “Uncle Cheffy”  Brick-Oven BBQ and Panizza located at the Bluewave Mall Marquinton, Marikina. It is at the ground floor of Bluewave Mall, beside Watsons Pharmacy and in front of Shakeys.

Some friends recommended the place, particularly their pork belly lechon, bbq ribs, and pizza. Read More