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Smash It: Burger & More in Marikina Heights

Who is craving for Burgers and fries?   Hopefully you're into something new to eat at Smash It: Burger & More in Marikina Heights.  I had ordered it through Grab Food application on my phone.  The following orders were as followed: Double BBQ Bacon Smash Burger requested for no sauce and vegetables for PHP 207.20 with Curly Fries PHP 169.00 plus a Red Iced tea PHP 49.00 total of PHP 425.20 ($7.59). Double Caramelized Smash Burger for PHP 249.00 with French Fries with Homemade Ketchup PHP 99.00 total of PHP 348.00 ($6.21). I had ordered myself the Buffalo Chicken Poppers for PHP 189.00 ($3.38) the serving was big. I couldn't quite finish it very spicy even if it says mild on the label on the box. I used my ranch dressing to minimize the heat coming from my mouth. I wanted to try their Apple Cinnamon Tart for two pieces for PHP 129.00 ($2.30) the apple cinnamon tart wasn't sweet something good to add vanilla ice-cream if you wanted too. NOTE: Carmina is not selling or adv

Everyone Has Their Own Stories

You have more time to think of your future as you stay home most of the time you realize what greater advantages you have than what you can ever imagine the reason why I say this I have friends who have told me that I am lucky even if I live in the Philippines and unable to go out. I realize I have something greater than them I have an income, sheltered home, food to eat and no problems in life to live fully by joking around with the people who work along with me. I don't want to seem like I am bragging this is what I always hear from my friends if you ask me how I am doing they already know my life is all blog stuff.  Sometimes we don't realized friends who see you have been analyzing who you are based on your conversation with them and they tell you're so lucky where you are and admire you for what you have than you hear how their situation is and try to give them advices they tend to question where are those advices and tips coming from as you wonder why they tell yo

It's Time to Plan Your Retirement

There will be a time in your life when you feel you want to return back where you use to live when you we're once young I have known some seniors who had migrated from California and decided to invest on a property in the Philippines a second home they can come back too when they plan to retire or a vacation home to fall back into other than renting a hotel room during their vacation. Sometimes it also goes vice versa but otherwise most people want to stay in a place where the weather is a little bit cooler than dealing with the tropical climate and most people end up investing their money in a townhouse or a ranch type of home when they know when they reach a certain age it will be difficult to use the staircase or body will no longer functions as when we're once young. Most people like living in a condominium just for safety reasons being secured by security guards but the disadvantages is that you deal with the tenants above you in case the owner is renting their units and i

Ancestor's Home in Cabanatuan, Philippines

  Living in ancestor’s house where my mom grew up when she was young with her parents and siblings where memories brings back every time she would visit her home town. What happens when you’re all grown up and your siblings all have migrated to another country and your parents are now in heaven resting in peace? The ancestor’s house remain where it is being taking cared of a relative as your care taker and this happens to a lot of people who have reached a retirement age having a home so big it is hard to manage here in the Philippines to pay someone to take care of your home is inexpensive compared to other countries. No matter if you’re earning more than the Philippine currency you can afford the living expenses and the expenses that come having an ancestor’s home. What happens when none of your siblings don’t want to migrate and retire back in the Philippines they are content with their life abroad? Most people end up selling their ancestor’s home due to the life situation t

Homemade Biko Recipe

  Today Manang V asked me if I eat biko I said yes she had informed me that Gina will be making it today the employees had chipped in order to cook it at the house for their merienda. I had informed Gina too bad I cannot go to  the kitchen and take a video of you cooking it since we are in covid right now being social distance from each other. I had informed Gina I will just get her recipe and her pictures of what she had made in order to share it with my audience. Biko Recipe Ingredients: 2 Kilo - Sweet Rice 1 Kilo - Dark Red Sugar 4 Pieces Fresh Coconut 12 Cups - Water Step 1: Cook sweet rice just like regular rice use 12 cups of water for the 2 kilo sweet rice. Step 2: Grate fresh coconut and squeeze out with your hands to separate the gata that you will use later to set aside. Cooking Instructions: Boil gata and coconut in a pot and add sugar once it has thicken like this picture shown: 2. Add cooked sweet rice and stir for 30 minutes until it is cooked spread on a tray like this p