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Marikina Food Trip: Rodic’s “Tapsilog” Diner Opens in Marikina

UP Diliman’s infamous tapsilogan is now in Marikina!

Rodic’s Diner, famous for its shredded marinated beef strip (tapa), opened its Marikina Branch today, July 24, Friday. The location is pretty accessible to Marikeños — in front of Marikina City Hall, beside Marikina Science High School, Barangay Sta. Elena.

For its opening, Rodic’s distributed fifty flyers which give out FREE RODIC’S TAPSILOG valued at 95.00!

Rodic's Tapa in Marikina

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Bullies or Bystanders, Who Hurt the Bullied Most?

(This post is the reflection of the blogger about Bullying)

I’m sorry. For the many times I chose to be silent and/or laugh along or join in the BULLYING of others. For the many times I swallowed my courage and decided to stay safe and remain in my comfort zone instead of standing up and do something to correct the BULLYING behavior,

I’m sorry for the many times I was afraid too, to speak my mind and do the right thing. I’m sorry.

Victims of bullying are deeply hurt and feel more damaged by the SILENCE OF EVERYONE ELSE rather than the obvious pain from the hurtful words and actions of the mean-spirited.

“It hurts the one being bullied because they are stunned that no one will help. That often makes bullies more brazen, leading them to intensify their meanness. Worse, it heightens the embarrassment, false shame, and loneliness of the victim. So it is imperative to speak up for others and speak out against the behavior.” (Our Daily Bread)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
(Proverbs 31:8-9)


(photo from larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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Jollibee Marikina Bayan Offers Jolly Spaghetti and Yum for only 24 Pesos


The popular fast food chain in Marikina, Jollibee Marikina Bayan, is celebrating its 24th year in the city by giving its patrons a price slash treat!

On Jollibee Marikina Bayan’s Cheers to 24 celebration on July 23, 2015, Wednesday, from 7am to 10pm, Jolly Spaghetti and Jolly Yum burgers are priced Php24.00 ONLY! Regular price of jolly spaghetti is 50.00 while yum burger is 30.00.

jollibee marikina promo

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DIY Denim No Sew and Hand Sewn Ideas

Lately, I have discovered a productive and entertaining way to loosen up, relax and relieve myself of stress. Making DIY (do it yourself) bags, wallets, purses, accessories and anything that catches my fancy.

Some may say, “that’s not relaxing at all, that’s hard work.” Maybe, for those who do not feel the joy of creating something useful and beautiful from scrap or useless and ready-to-throw items. Or the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a cheap or inexpensive project that costs a lot when bought in stores. On top of this is the pleasurable feeling of using something you actually made yourself. Read More


Finding the Best Audio Experience

Most people have the affinity for music. It’s typical for households to have a music player like a radio or CD or DVD players or component system. In fact, mobile phones without a music player is no longer good buy and it’s a usual sight to see people on the streets with their earphones or headsets on. As they say, music is a powerful antidote to boredom and the window to one’s soul. And yeah, it makes the world go round too. Read More


July 17 Eid’l Fitr Non-Working Holiday and other 2015 Philippine Nationwide Non-working Holidays 2015

For the next six (6) months, there are still non-working holidays Filipino working citizens can enjoy. On top of the list is next week’s long holiday due to the observation of the Muslim community’s Eid’l Fitr on July 17, 2015.

For the rest of the 2015 holidays, see below list:

  • July 17, 2015, Friday – Eid’l Fitr (a regular holiday, according to Proclamation No. 1070, s. 2015)
  • August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
  • August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
  • November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
  • November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

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July 9, Thursday #WalangPasok All Levels, Public and Private in Metro Manila Manila and Parts of Rizal

It is official, local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, including MARIKINA, QUEZON CITY, and MANILA already announced suspension of classes for tomorrow, July 9, 2015, Wednesday. The suspension of classses was decided in anticipation of heavy raining due to typhoon Falcon which may intensify the monsoon rain.

Cainta and San Mateo of the provincd of Rizal also announced the suspension of classes.

Announcements of the suspension were made thru the official social media sites of the LGUs.

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#WalangPasok in Marikina, Pateros All LevelsToday, July 8, Wednesday


Marikina Mayor Del R. de Guzman announced the suspension of classes for today, July 8, 2015, Wednesday via the official social media accounts of MarikinaPIO on Facebook and Twitter. The announcement was made in anticipation of heavy raining due to Monsoon rain which may be intensified by typhoon Falcon. Read More


#WalangPasok in Quezon City July 8, Wednesday

Breaking news:

Mayor Herbert  Bautista of Quezon City, Philippines, just announced  live this morning, 5AM today, July 8, Wednesday, that classes  in all levels in Quezon City are suspended.

The announcement was made by Mayor Bautista thru ABS CBN’s  Umagang Kay Ganda, morning show. He said he anticipates possible heavy  raining from the Monsoon (Habagat) rain which may be powered by typhoon Falcon.

Stay safe everyone. Still awaiting  announcement  in other  cities.


Marikina Food Trip: A Taste of Japan at Fukurou Restaurant at Bluewave Mall

Many Pinoys are into Japanese food. I myself is a fan of maki, tempura, tonkatsu and the soup that’s best for bed-weather — the ramen.

Japanese food, aside from being a comfort food, is a specialty food that is quite pricey. For this reason, some of those who rave this type of cuisine do not indulge in the dish too often. Good thing, recently opened in Marikina is an authentic Japanese Restaurant which serves popular Japan bento and other signature dishes at affordable price.

Fukurou Nihonryori is located at the ground floor of the Bluewave Mall (in front of Marquinton Residences) in Bgy. sto. Niño, Marikina City. As if it’s destiny, you’ll find it across Japan Home, a novelty and homeware shop for low-cost Japan-made products. It is right beside Max Restaurant. Read More