By virtue of House Bill 5241, December 8 could be declared as a special non-working holiday in the Philippines to commemorate the Feast of Immaculate Conception of Mary, the country's principal patroness. The Blessed Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage) is also our patroness, so the 8th of December was traditionally a… Continue reading Antipolo City celebrates its town fiesta on December 8
Kinain na tayong mga Pilipino ng sistemang Korea ! [The Korean system has consumed us! ] We often hear that phrase, and I couldn't agree more. Even I have been bitten by the Korean bug, binging over K-dramas whenever I had spare time. My elder daughter Sasha would even tell me 'Ma, good night. Saranghe!' as if… Continue reading ConVersa: The first and only language school in Antipolo
Sasha, my elder daughter, asked me to download the video. She learned about the video through a classroom activity, but I have no idea what it is. Out of frustration, she showed me the other kids in our neighborhood doing the Baby Shark dance. 😆 To answer the question above, here is the viral video.… Continue reading Have you seen the viral ‘Baby Shark’ video?
From time to time, it's nice to treat yourselves with something extra special. And by extra special I mean Two Guys Burger House. This hole-in-the-wall burger place in Antipolo is fairly new, having been established in March 2017. Even so, I already heard a lot about it. In fact, my neighbors who were able to… Continue reading Two Guys Burger House: The home of colorful burgers and drinks in Antipolo [UPDATED]
Today is September 1, the start of the -ber months. Obviously. A Pinoy pride, we start celebrating (or prepping for) Christmastime once we flip our calendars to September. Hence, the Philippines is dubbed as the country with the longest holiday season, from September 1 to January 6 (Epiphany or Three Kings' Day). In time for… Continue reading 5 Christmas-y places to visit in Antipolo
May is the pilgrimage season in Antipolo. It's a month-long celebration that begins with a mass and followed by a procession known as the First Procession (happened on May 2). The procession started around 7 am in the morning where thousands of devotees from different parts of the country, not just Antipoleños, partake in. Further,… Continue reading Via Dolorosa: A famous pilgrimage site in Antipolo
I pass by M.L. Quezon Avenue every day. Some great eats can be found in this stretch from Not Just Meat to Beeffalo to Macy's Burger. But something really unique will soon to open on this side of town. Yup, the Antipoleños will welcome its first food park—Backyard Eats—anytime soon. And by soon I mean… Continue reading Backyard Eats: The first food park in Antipolo