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Recipient-Oriented Gift Giving

Usually, when people give gifts, they choose ones that they actually like for themselves, rather than for the recipient. Instead of looking for a gift thinking from the point of view of the recipient, there are people who fail to reflect what gifts their loved ones would like and end up looking for gifts they are personally fond of. Read More


#WalangPasok All Levels in Marikina on December 9, Tuesday

The local governmentof Marikina Chief Executive, Mayor Del R. De Guzman, made an early announcement about the suspension of classes for tomorrow, Tuesday,  December 9, 2014. The suspension was made in anticipation of possible impact of typhoon Ruby’s landfall near Metro Manila this afternoon or in the evening.

The announcement was made public through Marikina city government’s Public Information Office official Facebook (Marikina PIO) and Twitter (@MarikinzPIO) accounts.


Announcement in verbatim via Marikina PIO:

#walangpasok bukas, Dec. 9, Martes sa Marikina, ALL LEVELS, public & private ayon kay Mayor Del De Guzman.

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#WalangPasok: Class Suspension in Metro Manila, Rizal due to RubyPh

Metro Manila is now under storm signal no. 2. RubyPh is still anticipated to make landfall and gain strength towards the day today, December 8, Friday, 2014.

The issuance of class suspension is under the authrority of local government unit mayors. The Department of Educationor DepEd consolidated the cities and municipalities with formal and official declaration of class suspension.


List of areas in the NCR or National Capital Region with declared class suspension in all level:

  • Manila
  • Mandaluyong
  • Marikina
  • Pasig
  • San Juan
  • Quezon City
  • Caloocan City
  • Malabon
  • Valenzuela
  • Las Pinas
  • Makati
  • Muntinlupa
  • Paranaque
  • Pasay
  • Taguig
  • Pateros

Other areas:

  • Rizal
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Quezon
  • marinduque
  • Occidental and Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Romblon

Source: official twitter account of Department of Education @DepEd_Ph


#WalangPasok: Government Offices Work in NCR and Regions IV-A, IV-B Suspensed

In anticipation of the effects of tyhoon Ruby 2014 (with international name Hagupit), Malacanang declared work suspensionof work in government offices for today, December 8, Monday, December 8.

Below are the exact text of the declaration from the official website of the Philippine government (url:


Statement of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte on the suspension of work in government offices for December 8, 2014

By authority of the President, classes at all levels and work in government offices have been suspended by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr. for today, December 8, 2014, except for those agencies whose work involves the delivery of basic and health services, disaster response, and other vital public services.

The following areas are covered by the suspension in government offices: Regions IV-A, IV-B, and NCR.*

For the private sector, discretion to suspend work lies with the individual companies and employers. We urge employers to consider the circumstances of their employees brought about by the effects of Typhoon Ruby.



* NCR: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela

Region IV-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Antipolo City, Lucena City

Region IV-B: Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon


P.S. Aeropostale Kids Fair at UP Towncenter

The international brand for kids fashion, P.S. Aéropostale, recently opened at the U.P. Town Center along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

To promote the newest P.S. Aéropostale branch in the Philippines, a  Kids’ Fair happened last Saturday at the Amphitheater of the town center. It featured a Fashion Presentation, Games, Food, and supposedly, an outdoor movie for the families which was postponed because of the heavy downpour.

P.S. Aeropostale Kids Fair 2014

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Live Free Pacquiao Algieri 2014 Fight in Marikina

pacquiao algieri 2014

Philippine pride Manny World Boxing Champ Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao is one again going up the ring to defend his international sports title. This time, he is going against Chris Algieri, a young American boxer.

The fight will happen in Macau, China this Sunday, November 23. Once again, the city of Marikina show supports to Manny Pacquiao by sponsoring the FREE live streaming of the fight for Marikenos who wanted to witness the event in real time. Read More


DIY: Easy to Make Homemade Choco Ganache Pancake

If you have a sweet tooth like mine, you’re probably a pancake lover, too. Our family digs pancakes and waffles, especially those with sugary and luscious-looking and tasting toppings. We scout nearby eating places that serve these delectable treats and we found this small restaurant in Marikina that serves affordable pancakes. Our family loves their chocolate ganache pancake platters. 

To satisfy our craving, I decided to replicate the choco ganache pancake using Goya chocolate spread. Read More


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


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