Bowling Alley at the UP Diliman Alumni Center

Cheap Finds: UP Bowling Alley

After visiting the sunflowers, we decided to pass by the UP Alumni Center, where the bowling alley is located (full address and directions located below). As was to be expected of a weekday afternoon, the place was packed and all of the lanes were occupied.

This place is absolutely adorable. It’s definitely far from your conventional bowling alley. They use duckpins and small wooden bowling balls. The floors aren’t always perfectly flat so your ball may not always go the right way. You also have to manually record your scores. You don’t even need to brig socks because bowling shoes aren’t necessary! Continue reading

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Sunshine on a Rainy Day: U.P. Sunflowers

Visited the UP Diliman campus yesterday to see hundreds of sunflowers (the best flower ever!!!) ready for the 2014 Graduation Rites. Once we found the flowers, the rain started pouring! It was pretty crazy because it’s the middle of summer and there we were standing in the middle of a downpour. Despite everything, the sunflowers were definitely worth the trip.

Photos & my happiness care of this guy

Photos & my happiness care of this guy.

Front window of Macky's Goto, Marikina
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Marikina’s Hidden Treasures: Macky’s Goto

I am absolutely in love with the city of Marikina. Macky’s Goto is yet another reason to love the city even more. I’ve read & heard so many good things about this hole-in-the-wall restaurant so my family and I just had to give it a try.

After eating here we also bought the best puto kutsinta in the world from a nearby store. I swear, this is the puto of your life.

Menu of Macky's Goto, Marikina

Menu & Prices as of April 17, 2014. Click the photo for a larger version.

My family ordered the goto & tokwa’t baboy and they all loved it. I got the Sam-friendly version (plain lugaw & tokwa). The lugaw was good, but the real winner for me was the crispy tokwa swimming in their AMAZING suka (vinegar). I was that they actually cook their vinegar mix in a giant pot (I’d like to get my hands on that!)

Lugaw & Tokwa from Macky's Goto, Marikina

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Quick Project: Color Coded Keys

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I have a new bedroom and bathroom, but with it came a bunch of new keys! My memory sucks so I’ve pretty much been going crazy with the new keys & locks.

This project is a life saver for people like me! I never have to fumble with my keys again. Plus they are super pretty now!

Materials:

  1. Nail polish
  2. Keys
  3. Top coat (optional)
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Summer Project: DIY Workout Tank

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I recently cleaned out my closet and apparently I have over 25 oversized org and school shirts. It’s summer (in a tropical country) and it is way too hot to wear these shirts. So I’ve decided to cut up most of my shirts and share this summer project with all of you! (Check out the normal tank top/ male version)

Materials:

  • Oversized shirt (I used my old P.E. shirt)
  • Scissors

Old oversized shirt & Scissors

Time: 15-20 minutes

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Directions:

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Baby Love: CRIBS Foundation Inc.

My first blog post is dedicated to my babies at the CRIBS Foundation. CRIBS is an organization that caters to abandoned babies (Receiving Homes) and abused girls (New Beginnings). It is located at Major Dizon St. Marikina City, Philippines.

I could write a book about all of my stories about these wonderful kids and that still wouldn’t be enough to capture the experience. So instead of telling you about all of that, I’ll use this post to help & encourage you to have your own experiences with them.

I started going to CRIBS about two years ago and it has been a staple part of my week ever since. The kids are great. It’s not always easy to handle them, especially when they are sick or have consumed too much sugar. There are also days when they hardly respond to your attempts to play or talk to them. But all of that is worth it when you see them having fun, when they call you mama (even though that breaks my heart all the time), and when they give you hugs, kisses, and fist-bumps (yes, they now know how to give fist-bumps).

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The babies are divided into three groups: the infants, crawlers, and toddlers. You’re not allowed to visit the infants but sometimes they are brought out of their area. The crawlers are babies that are 1-2 years old. If you are the type of person that prefers to cuddle and feed babies, then this is the area for you. The toddlers are babies that are 2-4 years old. They are rowdier and harder to handle than the crawlers, but I personally prefer this area because you can actually talk to them.

If you have nothing to do or you’re looking for a new place to go with your friends, family, or even your date, then I suggest you visit the CRIBS babies. I guarantee that they will be 100% more entertaining and fulfilling than going to the mall.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Visiting Hours:

9:00-11:00 AM

2:00-4:00 PM

Protocol:

  • Call or text CRIBS (number found below) the day before visiting to make sure they will be there. Sometimes they go to the doctor, have outdoor activities, or are sick and can’t have visitors.
  • If you will be throwing a party or want to take them out on a field trip, please contact CRIBS as soon as possible
  • Strictly no photos of the kids

Tips:

  • Activities are not required but it would be better if you had some for them. The toddlers love to color.
  • CRIBS accept donations. I will update with a list of donations they accept.

Required Attire:

  • White shirt (avoid wearing expensive clothing)
  • Socks
  • Pants are preferred
  • Accessories are not recommended because the toddlers like taking them

Contact information:

CRIBS: 09175112742

My e-mail: dizonsam@ymail.com

http://www.tugon.org/

Address:

Industrial Valley Complex, 15 Maj. Santos Dizon St, Marikina 1802

Directions:  (Commuting)

From Cubao:

  • Take a jeep  (Antipolo, Cainta, Angono, Binangonan, Cogeo, or Montalban)
  • Get off at Major Dizon St.
  • Walk to CRIBS

From Marikina/Antipolo/Rizal:

  • Take a jeep to Cubao
  • Get off at Riverbanks
  • Go down the stairs
  • Cross under the highway (near the Riverbanks)
  • Go up to Major Dizon St.
  • Walk to CRIBS