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Marikina Food Trip: Visiting Ground and Brew Cafe

We always say that in Marikina, “You don’t have to leave home to find good food.”

Marikina is fast being known as a hub for foodies. All over the city, you’ll find eating places that will surely satisfy not only your hunger but your fancy for delicious, delectable meals and sweet treats.

Adding to the roster of must-try hangouts for gastronomers is the newly opened Ground and Brew Cafe located at the ground floor of IDR bluilding at No. 10 Almond Nut St. cor. Gil Fernando Ave San Roque, Marikina City.  Read More


Marikina Halloween Parade 2014 and Zombie Run

The annual Halloween parade of Marikina City is getting a twist as it now adds the hype about the walking running dead in the festivity.

This 2014, the theme of the anticipated Marikina Halloween event is Ex-Fear-ience the Night of Zombies which will happen on October 30, Thursday.

For those who wanted to join the parade and zombie run, the categories for the contest are as follow: Read More

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Wedding Season

This last quarter is probably a wedding season. Here and there, I am hearing about and actually attending wedding. Probably, ‘Tis the season to get married, probably.

The scenario is very true most especially to couples in showbusiness who chose this season to tie the knots. Included are high-profile artists Dingdong Dantes and Marianne Rivera, and artist-politician couple Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero. After the hyped wedding proposals of the said couples, the public since then showed much interest on their wedding preparations. Read More


Sale Alert: SM Supermalls 3-Day Big Sale!

Christmas shopping soon?

Check out the 3-day Big Sale of SM Supermalls next week, starting from October 3 up to October 5 and with an extra day of sale on October 6!

SM mall sales are anticipated and much-awaited events as price reduction goes as high as 70 to 80%. Read More


October 6 2014 is a Regular Non-Working Holiday

Working Pinoys will be looking forward to another long-weekend due to a non-working holiday.

President recently declared October 6, 2014, Monday, as a regular  non-working holiday to give way to the observance of ‘Eidul Adha,’ an Islamic Feast of Sacrifice. Read More


DTI Diskwento Caravan in Marikina 2014

The Diskwento (discount) Caravan of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is going to Marikina next week!

If you are looking for consumer goods at low prices, visit the Diskwento Caravan in Marikina. The one-day event will happen on September 26, 2014, Friday, at the Marikina Freedom Park (fronting Marikina City Hall and along Shoe Avenue). Read More


Rewarding Children

Good parenting include knowing how to identify good behavior and rewarding children for such. Recognizing good behavior and accomplishments of a child boost confidence and further encourage him/her to continue doing such acts.

As a parent myself, I try to be wary of my child’s behavior although my guilt is that I’m verbalizing to him more his misdemeanors rather than my appreciation when is well-behaved or showing virtuosity.

For instance, last night, when I came home, he reminded me that he actually listens to my lamentations about him. He proudly showed me that he actually cleaned the house and was behaving himself when we were not around. I was speechless for a while but I do not remember telling him outright how much I appreciated what he did. Read More


A Guide for Buying Mid-Range Smartphones

A cross post from

For those buying their very first  smartphones and are tight on the budget, the selection process should be given careful thought. Most people buy phones that they are going to use for a long time. You don’t want to make your experience of using  a touchscreen phone traumatic.

This is the very reason why you need to do an online research first before you head to the mall, otherwise, the tendency is for you to buy any phone that will strike your fancy and possibly, regretting after why you ended up with the purchase. To be a smart buyer is to know what you want and why. Read More


Mall Sale: Marikina Riverbanks Center Outlet and Factory Fair

The Riverbanks Center in Marikina is an outlet store that houses brand stores, Marikina-made products and other local and imported items at bargain prices.

Today until September 15, 2014, the big brands of the Riverbanks Center are having a big sale titled “BIG BRANDS AT FACTORY PRICES.” The venue for the sale is the Atrium.

Outlet stores at the Riverbanks Center:

  • Guess
  • Attitudes
  • Bambu (featuring Ipanema, Grendha, and Rider)
  • Adidas
  • Nike
  • FH (Folded and Hung)
  • Puma
  • Mossimo
  • World Balance
  • Mr. Lee
  • Hammerhead Jeans & Shirts
  • Bizaare
  • BNY Jeans
  • Forever Sports
  • The Look Boutique Read More


Hair Care is Self-Care

“I love you but I got to love me more.”  Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

The quotation above talks not about selfishness but self-love and self-care. Both are essential to living. Contrary to Narcissism syndrome where one admires self highly, self-love and self-care is not out of arrogant pride but healthful actions to look after oneself. We need to worry about ourselves, too. The carer must be cared for in order to continue serving others. Self-care is imperative if you wanted to become a better and an effective caretaker. Read More