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Postal ID – Marikina City

8 Jun

I do not work for the Postal Office. I only decided to get a postal ID just to have an additional ID card. Hehehe…

If you’re from Marikina City, here’s how to get a postal ID:

You will need the following:

  • Residence certificate — also known as cedula — you may get one from the Marikina City Hall or from your barangay (if your barangay isssues cedula)
  • Barangay clearance

Once you have the requirements above, go to the Marikina Postal Office and fill out the application form. You would have to photocopy the filled out form and submit theses together with the requirements.

The Postal ID costs Php390 all in all (ID, documentary stamp, picture taking, lamination, etc).  The breakdown of the cost is posted on the application counter window.

Once you have signed the card and placed your thumb mark, you will be asked to proceed to the back entrance of the Postal Office to have your picture taken. After the picture taking, go to the releasing counter and wait for your name to called. The attendant will ask you to double check your information before laminating the card. In less than an hour, you will receive your Postal ID.


San Miguel Church’s Weekly Confirmation

24 Mar

Here are things you need to know if you plan on getting confirmed at San Miguel Manila:

  • Confirmation schedules: every Thursday at 2:30pm and every Sunday at 10:00am — San Miguel no longer has the Saturday schedule
  • Be there an hour early since there will be registration and seminar
  • Walk-ins are accepted. No need to phone for reservation
  • Make sure you have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession)
  • Bring your baptismal certificate and a photocopy of it (the photocopy will be submitted to the chaplain). If getting married, the baptismal cert should bear the annotation: FOR MARRIAGE PURPOSES ONLY
  • Bring a pen to fill out the registration form
  • 1 pair of sponsors (ninong and ninang) — But you can bring just 1 ninong OR ninang. If your sponsors are not available, you may bring a proxy
  • Make sure you know the home addresses of your chosen sponsors (these are needed on the registration form)
  • Php600 for the fee
  • No need to wear white as long as proper attire is observed — No shorts, no slippers, no sando, no mini skirts, no sleeveless and/or revealing tops. Shirt, jeans and sneakers are fine
  • Certificates are distributed right after the ceremony

National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels
1000 J.P. Laurel St. cor. Gen Solano St.
San Miguel, Manila
Tel: 734-1271


12 Dec

I finally got my grades and certficates! 🙂

Course #1:


Course #2:



Not bad, eh? 🙂


24 Sep

If there’s one thing I’ve done that I’m proud of, it would be being able to further my education and pay for my own post graduate course.

I’m a pre-med graduate, but due to financial constraints because my dad got sick, my parents were not able to send me to med school. (No regrets though). I started working as soon as I graduated. And now that I’m in the corporate work, I felt the need to study so I would not “stagnate” — not study Medicine though, but pursue a different career.

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde in Manila offers post graduate courses for those who are working.  For those who are interested to take short courses for additional knowledge, check out DLS – CSB SPaCE.

I’m currently taking my second course under a diploma program in CSB. Here’s my class picture for my 1st short course:

SPaCE class pic

I also feel privileged to be able to go to good Catholic private schools (Dominican College San Juan for kindergarten, Don Bosco Manila from prep to high school, UST for my tertiary education, and now CSB for my post graduate studies). 🙂

Happy Happy Joy Joy = Happy Lemon

21 Aug

I just got home from Eastwood. Here’s a pic of the long queue at Happy Lemon:

long queue

And I also thought of getting a Happy Lemon brochure:

Happy Lemon brochure

The drinks are affordable, don’t you think? 🙂

Happy Lemon

7 Aug

My boyfriend and I are not tea drinkers. So when I heard that Happy Lemon is now in Manila, I kinda had second thoughts of asking my boyfriend to try it out. However, when a good friend of mine posted a pic of a chocolate drink from Happy Lemon on her Facebook wall, I was convinced to head to Eastwood to have a taste of it.

I just tried out Happy Lemon’s Cocoa with rock salt and cheese (regular = Php90 large=Php100). I know it sounds weird to add salt and cheese to chocolate drinks, but Happy Lemon’s Cocoa with rock salt and cheese is just so delicious. It’s love! ♥♥♥

When drinking Cocoa with rock salt & cheese, make sure not to use a straw so you’ll enjoy your order. 🙂

sorry for the bad photo

My boyfriend tried out Happy Lemon’s Mango and Orange Yogurt Mousse Spin (regular = Php90 large=Php100). According to him, it’s really good, too. 🙂


Happy Lemon branches:

G/F Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan
4/F Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City

Soon to Open:
2/F Archaeology Wing, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati

Going Krung-Krung Over Krung Thai Restaurant

4 Jul

Okay, the word krung-krung was “invented” by Sandara Park, a Korean who was once an actress in the Philippines and now a member of a K-Pop group, 2NE1. Anyway, krung-krung is synonymous to crazy/mad/insane/nuts,  according to her. But what I’m going to write about is not something Korean, but a Thai restaurant in Marikina.

I’ve always heard good feedback regarding Krung Thai Restaurant, one of Marikina’s best kept secrets. 🙂

Last June 11, when a good friend of mine celebrated her birthday at her place, 3-5 whole fried chickens from Krung Thai were one of the food served (her Marikeño boyfriend bought them). I really loved the taste of the chicken. It was sssooo good! So when my friend asked me to take home the untouched chicken, I gladly brought home half of the whole jumbo chicken so my family could try it. And as expected, my family loved Krung Thai’s chicken, too. 🙂

Finally, after hearing Mass at the Immaculate Concepcion Marikina last Sunday, my boyfriend and I went to Krung Thai to have lunch. And here are the food that we ordered:

Krung Thai

Simple Fried Rice - Php49

7 pieces (fat and juicy) shrimp - Php189

(Huge) Egg Omelette with Ground Pork - Php89

Krung Thai Jumbo Fried Chicken (half) - Php219

We definitely loved, not only the chicken, but all of the stuff we ordered! We were so full and we ended up taking home the untouched servings of our order (My parents loved them, too. Hahaha!).

We recommend trying out Krung Thai. The servings are big enough and the price is affordable. Although I must admit, we did not try out their Thai dishes (Pad Thai, Catfish salad, etc.) so I could not say if their Thai dishes taste good. But according to my boyfriend, the owner is Thai, so I’m thinking their food taste authetic Thai cuisine.


Take the LRT (purple line) and get off at Katipunan station. Take a jeep with Calumpang (Kalumpang) sign board. After the Marikina bridge (Marikina river), the jeep would turn right at Pizza’s Smile. On the right side of the road, you will see Union Bank and Wow Legs Restaurant (before getting to Our Lady of the Abandoned). Get off at Union Bank/Wow Legs. Cross the street and go to the market building, there you would see Johnny’s sign board (this is another resto you have to try out when in Marikina). Krung Thai is just beside Johnny’s.

Take note that Krung Thai is open Mondays to Sundays from 9am to 9pm.