Autism Society Philippines – Marikina

The Autism Society of the Philippines Marikina Chapter held a seminar on Handling Children with Special Needs at Home and in School last August 12, 2017. Tips and techniques in managing behavior to maximize learning were shared by guest speakers Ms. Merlita Tatlonghari- Dailo, Teacher Karla Tolentino OTRP, and Teacher Erika Fukushima CSP-PASP. The highlight of the program is Allen Christian Garcia’s speech. He is a Senior in UST taking up BS Applied Mathematics. His message to individuals with exceptionalities is to connect with family and friends because they are the ones who will support them well.

There were more than 200 participants who attended the event. You may view segments of the program through this link: ASP Marikina – Handling Children with Special Needs at Home and in School

You may visit the Facebook page of ASP Marikina for more updates on upcoming seminars and events.

Weekend Warriors in Bulacan

We survived this trip and reached our destination by the power of “Asking for Directions”. We probably had more than 5 stop overs to ask where Hagonoy is. We missed 2 exits in NLEX and had to drive back south and exit at Sta. Rita.

Carla, Kuya Art, and I were on a quest for some seafood. It turned out to be a lot more fun than anticipated as we discovered interesting places.

Now, the power of “Bargaining” got us the best deals. Three buckets of seafood and we’re good to go. On our way home, we passed by Malolos and took photos of the Barasoain Church. Yep, that church you see on the old 20 peso bill.

 

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Thinking what else to see in Bulacan, chicharon came to my mind. We drove to Sta. Maria for some BACK FAT action.

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Oh, and we get to adore some antique houses too.

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After all, I can say that it was an awesome 12-hour weekend trip. Tired…but happy.

To Jay, may chicharon ako for you. 🙂

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Thanks to Kuya and Ate Liza sa masarap na lunch and sa pagsama sa amin maghanap ng seafood. Sa uulitin po.

Flaming Moo Grilled Burgers – Novaliches

Hi there! I’m starting my year right by updating my blog. Cheers to more food trips and travel adventures this 2016!

I’d like to thank my sidekick, Carla, who is easy to drag on a food trip. Out of the countless lists of food we like, it is meat that stands out – burger, steak, kebab, anything meat. She has been telling me about this food truck along Quirino Hway (it is walking distance from Robinsons Mall Fairview going to Zabarte) and it was last December when we had the chance to check it out.

We arrived at Flaming Moo Grilled Burgers around 7pm and the place was starting to get busy with 3 tables occupied. It’s interesting to watch how food is prepared in such a compact space

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Carla had the Classic Moo burger (Php65). It’s a single patty burger with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, and onion.

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I had the Moo Moo Burger (Php100). It’s a juicy burger loaded with TLC, bacon, cheese, caramelized onion and mushroom, and topped with cheese sauce.

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DSC_0028We also had french fries (Php25) and Raspberry Iced Tea (Php25). Yes, it’s that affordable. The burgers were good, tasty, and juicy. They don’t skimp on the quality of the ingredients. Bonus: mayo, mustard, ketchup (no extra charge)

Service was fast and done with a smile. 🙂

Flaming Moo is a simple and unpretentious food truck to get affordable and decent meals. We have yet to try the other burgers on the menu and the sausages too. We definitely have to visit soon.

 

Flaming Moo Grilled Burgers

Quirino Highway, Novaliches

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The Best Family-Friendly Spots in Las Vegas

A friend thought of writing about favorite places to visit and encouraged me and other bloggers to pitch in, this way, we are able to share our experiences and learn about other culture. Below is Kendra’s post about her favorite places to go in Las Vegas. Enjoy!

 

Las Vegas hasn’t always had the best reputation. While it is indeed rich in indulgent splendors, there is also a lot of good, clean family fun awaiting you.

 

Become Tiger Woods

When my husband and his friends attended the Butch Harmon School of Golf, they were thrilled. As the name suggests, Butch Harmon, the swing coach for Tiger Woods, operates this area of the Rio Secco Golf Club. Although the staff working there teaches most of the classes, Mr. Harmon does give lessons in person for three days out of the year. If you purchase a stay at Caesar’s Palace hotel, you’ll have the option to sign onto this activity, along with free transportation. This is a wonderful present for your husband or boyfriend, and it provides you with a reason for a girls’ day out!

 

Interesting and Innovative Museums

If you came to Las Vegas to take in more culture, you won’t be disappointed. This city boasts numerous museums to peruse, some of which have thought outside the box. The Children’s Discovery Museum is my kids’ favorite, but I really liked downtown’s Neon Museum. This outdoor venue is made to look like junkyard for the creative, and it features long ramps, walkways and stairs that meander around glowing examples of Las Vegas’ neon past. The National Atomic Testing Museum, a mere 65 miles from the original testing site, is a great destination for those interested in science and history.

 

Play Mini Golf Like a Rock Star

My kids really enjoy miniature golf; so taking them to new courses is always a blast. Myrtle Beach may have its dinosaurs and pirates, but they certainly don’t have KISS. Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas is home to a KISS-themed course, and is intended to be a salute to one of the most famous bands in America. Admission will get you 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark, KISS-based mini-golf mayhem. Putt your ball through enormous electric guitars, and even into a 12-foot replica of Gene Simmons’ head!

 

Unleash Your Inner Chowhound

If you’ve ever wanted to see if you’ve got what it takes to eat competitively, then you’ve come to the right place. Grab your appetite and head to the BRAND Steakhouse in the Monte Carlo. For $250, you’ll receive a 120-ounce steak, two sauces and a side. It’s a lot of money, but there’s a catch: If you can eat it all, it’s free! Just a short walk beyond the BRAND Steakhouse, you’ll find another deliciously meaty challenge in the form of an eight-pound cheeseburger. It’s always a riot to watch people try to put away so much food, and you have to admire their determination.

 

Las Vegas is truly a unique place with one of a kind casinos and world-renowned hotels. With so much to see and do, sites like Gogobot make it easy to plan your trip and feel more comfortable before you head out to Las Vegas.

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast- Mandaluyong

We were all smiles when my friend Malou and I found out about this hidden ‘carinderia’ type restaurant in Mandaluyong that serves budget friendly, gourmet style meals. They are open 24/7 and that means you get to order breakfast meals at anytime of the day. What’s interesting is, you can choose whatever is in the menu, as the name itself says Freestyle.

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We had French Toast with Bacon and Egg (Php 90). As it is a usual breakfast fare, there’s nothing special about the taste but it is the way how the food is presented that makes a difference. I like the crispiness of the bacon and the creamy and fluffy scrambled egg. The serving of the maple syrup is generous.

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The Honey Garlic Chicken (Php 90) came with Tomato Pesto and Garlic Rice. The chicken is crunchy and tasted okay.I just find it too sweet. Good thing there’s the tomato with drizzle of pesto sauce to balance the taste.

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To cap our meal, we had Deep Fried Oreos (Php40). Crunchy coating + Oreos = the bomb!

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I heard they’re opening 2 branches soon, one in Marikina and the other in Kapitolyo, Pasig and it’s just their 2nd year in the business. Good job, guys! Will go back to try the pancakes next time. Two claps for Kanto Freestyle Breakfast.

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

Address: 549 San Joaquin St., Mandaluyong City

Contact #: 4002268

Manang’s Chicken – ang bagong fried chicken ng Pinoy

It was 2011 when I had my first taste of the famous double deep fried crispy chicken from Manang’s Chicken. I remember that was at Mercato Centrale. What I like most about their chicken is the crunchiness of the skin and the flavor of the soy garlic sauce that just hits the spot.

Now, I’m happy that Manang’s Chicken is introducing new items on their menu. My friend Sha and I got to try their Manang’s Chips & Dips, Garlic Pork Rice Meal and Red Velvet sundae.

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Manang’s Chips & Dips are all natural potato chips that are fried to golden perfection. You can choose from creamy cheese, garlic may or spicy ketchup or have all three as your dips.

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Their new entree, Garlic Pork Rice Meal, gives a different twist to the boring “Pork Chop” as their version has special garlic topping. The vinegar dipping sauce is a perfect match for this treat.

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Enjoy it with a choice of sides. We had buttered corn and macaroni salad.

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Of course we had Manang’s Chicken double deep fried chicken. Ang sarap papakin!

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We ended our meal with these… 2 cups of Red Velvet sundae. The red velvet cake at the bottom was served warm. I like how the warm cake and the ice cream mixed in my mouth. Sweeeeeeet ending.

What I like about Manang’s Chicken is that they serve food that matches the Filipino palate, the affordable meals, the size of their servings that are just right to what I pay for.

Clap, clap for Manang’s Chicken. I’ll drop by for some Red Velvet sundae one of these days. Absolutely perfect to beat the heat this summer.

 

Manang’s Chicken

http://www.manangschicken.com/