July 30, 2021

Secret Bar: Bar by EAST at Lamp Quarters Marikina

Not many of you know that before the pandemic started, I love the nightlife and wandering around the metro in search of speakeasy (secret) bars; I even wrote an entire blog post of all the secret bars that I’ve discovered so far (read it here: https://bit.ly/SUMFSecretBars)! And recently, I’ve stumbled upon another one in a location no one would figure one would exist: Marikina! ⁣

At one of the corners of Lamp Quarters Marikina, you’ll find the architects’ office of Emerging Architects Studio (EAST) that transforms into a speakeasy bar at night. The atmosphere of Bar by EAST is a mixed of tropical Scandinavian industrial design with carefully curated alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks by Rian Asiddao (one of the brand ambassadors and resident mixologists of Diageo Phils the distributor of famous liquors and spirits in the PH).

July 29, 2021

Tongara Ramen at Lamp Quarters Marikina

This rainy weather calls for being lazy and such. But what’s the next best thing next to sleeping in while enjoying a rainy day? Some warm comfort food, right? What comes to mind though? I bet a lot of you will answer ramen! Did you know that one of the places that you can satisfy your rainy-day ramen cravings is from Tongara Ramen? It’s tucked inside Lamp Quarters, one of Marikina’s best foodie hubs.⁣

What’s special about Tongara’s ramens are that they use both pork and chicken bones to create their rich signature broth. Everyone I know who has tried Tongara, have nothing but high praises for their ramen and their claims are legit! I swear it’s one of the best tasting ramen broths I’ve tasted and with lots of layers of flavors in it. My fave among the ones that we tried are the Ebi Miso Ramen and Tantanmen, because I love the spicy kick! ⁣

July 27, 2021

Celsius Cafe Lounge at Lamp Quarters Marikina

They say gas fuels the world, but I beg to disagree. I’d say coffee fuels the world! I’m pretty sure everyone of us can’t function or start our daily lives without drinking coffee first; hence the phrase “But first, coffee”. ICYDK, coffee is the most consumed drink around the world (besides water of course) and it’s one of those consumables that is enjoyable to explore because there’s so many types and every time you get to try a new one, it’s a whole new different experience. ⁣

Feeling adventurous when it comes to coffee? You don’t have to board a plane just to do that. Trek all the way to Lamp Quarters Marikina and search for Celsius Cafe Lounge where they offer third wave / artisanal coffee. It’s the first in Marikina – a dream of Chef Gab’s mother's that made into reality. Celsius also offers a lot of other food items that will go well with your hot or cold coffee order. ⁣

July 25, 2021

Wing Commander at Lamp Quarters Marikina

Nowadays when money don’t come easy and you always want value for money, sometimes we forego the little luxuries and rewarding yourself by eating out. Alam ko bored ka na laging nasa bahay lang and you want sometimes kapag weekends to have some little normalcy in your life, so you want to go and eat out with family and friends, but you think “saan ba pwede pumunta na di ako masyadong gagastos pero sulit yung ilalabas kong pera?” Akala mo wala! Pero meron! Meron! ⁣

I have discovered a place where you can get a big-time bang for your buck! Punta ka sa Lamp Quarters sa Marikina and look for Wing Commander where they offer PHP 198 for UNLIMITED Chicken Wings + Rice + Fries 

July 24, 2021

How Safe Are Magnetic Eyelashes

Magnetic eyelashes are seemingly one of the increasingly popular fashion trends that women today can't seem to do without. These products are quite an innovation using tiny magnets that help you attach the lashes to upper eyelids, without using glue or any other kind of adhesive.


Despite the ease of use  and extremely appealing look that it imparts, the general question that arises is, “Are magnetic eyelashes safe to be used in the long run?” The simple answer to the question is, yes. However, there are a few caveats that you will need to keep in mind, especially the way to use them correctly. 

July 21, 2021

Top Reasons for Regular Dental Health Checkup

Dental health is as important as general health and wellbeing. Some people tend to neglect this aspect of their health until there is a serious problem to deal with. To maintain your oral health, a regular checkup is recommended to keep your gums and teeth healthy.


Dentists and other medical practitioners recommend that you should visit a dentist at least once every six months. With this, conditions affecting your dentition or gums can easily be identified and treatment will also commence on time. While it is recommended that you visit a dentist for the maintenance of oral health, you also need to check that you are not visiting the wrong facility.

July 20, 2021

How to Choose the Best Tiles for your Melbourne Home

Are you thinking of getting tiles for your new Melbourne home? Or are you thinking of giving your home a makeover? Well, if you are and don’t know how to go about it, then we advise that you read this article carefully. 


In this article, we will guide you in easy-to-follow steps on how to choose the best tiles for your Melbourne home. It is important that you choose right because of how visible this home element can be. With the right material, you can determine the tone and even mood of your home. 

July 10, 2021

J&T Heroes awards outstanding delivery frontliners

Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon campaign honors contributions of riders. Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they wear helmets and ride motorcycles. From hundreds of nominations for outstanding delivery riders nationwide, e-commerce logistics leader J&T Express Philippines recently awarded its top three “hero riders” last July 2 during the Facebook and Youtube livestream of J&T Heroes: Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon which was watched by more than 190,000 viewers. 

J&T Express Philippines Vice President Zoe Chi said the event is part of the company’s bayanihan spirit that aims to uplift the dignity of delivery riders as frontliners and modern heroes by recognizing their hard work, dedication, and contributions on the field every day. 

Adult Acne: Reasons Why You Get It and Ways to Fight It

At the thought of acne, most people imagine a pimply-faced teenager, wearing braces and listening to the hottest new pop bands. However, in reality, things are quite different – research has shown that persistent adult acne is very much common in the adult population as well, particularly among women in their twenties, thirties, and forties.


Additional factors, such as hormones, stress and nutrition can trigger dormant or non-existent adult acne and have them surface with very annoying side effects. And this is something that more and more adults around the globe, from Europe to America and Australia are suddenly faced with.

July 6, 2021

The 4 Best Ways to Explore the World Virtually In 2021

With the pandemic keeping us primarily in our homes, our passports have been gathering dust somewhere deep in the drawers. Maybe we can't enjoy the warm sand between the toes and Margaritas on the beach, but there are plenty of experiences we can enjoy virtually. Therefore, I've made a list of adventures to enjoy without stepping out of your apartment. 


Best ways to explore the world now
1. Taking a virtual tour 
If you don't plan on going to China any time soon, here is your chance to explore one of the world's wonders in your pajamas. You can simply enjoy the walk across the Great Wall of China, or you can turn on the sound and listen to an informative guide that explains every step of the way in detail. 

July 5, 2021

Things To Do When Visiting Melbourne for The First Time

Being as beautiful and as diverse as it is, Australia is a heaven for any tourist. Therefore, if you want to take a vacation in Australia and your mind is set on spending some time in Melbourne, you’re definitely in for a treat. The city offers an abundance of sights, that it’s next to impossible to see everything in just a few days or even weeks. So, if this is your first trip to Melbourne and you’re keen on making the best of it, here are some of the things you simply must do while there.


Seek Art
Any art lover will be glad to hear that there is a plethora of museums and art galleries  to visit in Melbourne. From the impressive National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum, to such treats as the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art, you’ll get your fill of Victorian culture. 

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