Realty By JM

Salt and Light of Philippine Realty

GAYUMA in Sikatuna?

Two nights ago, my younger brother Jericho went home with a flier.  A flier from Gayuma ni Maria, The Lifestyle Restaurant.  I could not believe it at first.  I Asked him: “Is it the same as the one in Esteban Abada, Xavierville?”  My bro said: “Yep, indeed it is.”

So, good news neighbors and fans of Gayuma.  The Lifestyle Restaurant is now along Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village.  25 – 50 meters away from Save More Supermart.

Try their Tuliro, a bed of nachos and lettuce topped with braised beef slivers and a succulently sinful sour cream and cheese dip.

Regulars from the old branch knows their popular cakes such as Pavlova and Better Than Sex (B.T.S.) cakes.  By the way, (B.T.S.) is now known as Beats Sex Anyday (B.S.A.), a rich chocolate mercilessly toppped with butterscotch, cream and chocolate bits.  Some say it should be named Best With Sex.  I don’t think so though.  But, if you’re a sadomasochist and would like to gag with thick chocolate, it’s up to you. lol

Try it out and let me know.

Contact them at (0921)681-8989 / gayuma.gourmet@gmail.com

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Crave Burger, or Goodburgers?

Good news, neighbors.  Crave Burger is in the hood.  Actually, it’s old news because their cashier said they started operation about a month ago.  I did not have my camera when I passed.  So, I don’t have photos to show.  Anyway, they are open daily from 11:00H – 24:00H.  You can find them at 154 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.  Here’s their number for more info: 435-4088 / 400-3690.  Should you decide to drop by, try their Crave Ultimate Burger.

As most my friends know, I love burgers.  It is probably one of the reasons why I can’t stay a vegetarian.  Today, I am craving for one, maybe two, belly busting burger.  Eating a vegan burger at 162 Maginhawa, Goodburgers, is an option.  But, do I really like to eat the same “healthy burger” again?  I’m really tempted to give in to my authentic, beef craving.  By the way, should you decide to drop by Goodburgers Maginhawa, try their Margherita or Persian Burger.  Call them at 435-4663 for more details.

So, stick with GOODBURGERS or support the new burger joint in the hood, CRAVE BURGER?  One more thing, I’m searching for the biggest and tastiest burger in the Philippines.  Any suggestions?

Filed under: Food and Dining, My Neighborhood, Sikatuna, Sikatuna Village, , , , , , , , ,

Age of Idolizing Ourselves?

Fr. Jojo Zerrudo, Parish Priest of the Lord of Divine Mercy Parish in Sikatuna talked about a bizarre type of idolatry: The Idolatry of Ourself.  It is bizarre because I believe you can only worship someone or something external.  Anyway, I just thought of it as something psychological.  Could he be talking about Narcissism

With all the self-help and self-improvement books found in our bookstores nowadays, I’m starting to believe our parish priest’s observation.   What is this obsession about the self?  Can we really make ourselves perfect or more valuable by reading a book and developing competencies? 

Today’s First Reading reminds us to repent and turn away from idols (self-love, money, fame, power, etc).  Similarly, Buddhists say, we should renounce our ego.  Do you think this is easy for someone who thinks highly of themselves?  I don’t think so.  Repentance and renouncement of ego require humility.  When you receive a compliment, what do you say?  Thank you, I worked hard for this and therefore desserve this. Or, All glory should go to God!

Do you think this is easy?  Today’s Gospel says it isn’t.  Christian life of regular repentance and renouncement of ego is really very difficult.  But, if we remain faithful until the end, we will be saved from this earthly means.  Are you ready to end the age of narcissism?

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Fiesta in Sikatuna PLDM

That’s what’s happening at Araneta Center Cubao.

Meanwhile, at Sikatuna Village, The Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy will be having their fiesta.  Even if you are not a resident, we invite you to join.

April 7, Wednesday – Praisefest 7PM night filled with songs of praise and worship

April 8, Thurday – Palaro 3PM (registration starts at 1PM in front of the church) then at night BAND NIGHT. meron pong mga suprise guests

April 9, Friday, Araw ng Kagitingan –PARISH BINGO NIGHT 7PM. win as much as 20K at door/raffle prizes. meron cellphone na ipapamigay na touchscreen. kaya bili na kayo ng ticket. pwede na rin ipapalit ang mga tickets niyo sa parish office from 2-6PM.

April 10, Saturday – Confirmation at 10AM then Variety Show at 7PM. maraming suprise guests

April 11, Sunday – Divine Mercy Sunday. Lectors are requested wear gala uniform. 3PM will be chaplet to the divine mercy and  3:30PM The Fiesta mass.  This Mass will be televised Live in Channel 4.

Thank you Karen for the Fiesta Schedule…

Filed under: Cubao, Events, Food and Dining, Mall, PLDM, Quezon City, Roman Catholic, Sikatuna, Sikatuna Village, Spirituality, , , , , , , , , , ,

Lectoring Service in PLDM – Sikatuna Village

Parish of the Lord of Divine MercyThe Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy is in Madasalin corner Maamo Streets, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.  For more details regarding this Church, please visit their official blogger site and multiply account.

During 6pm Mondays and Saturdays, yours truly is serving as Lector.  Let me know if you’re dropping by so I can say hello.

Are you interested to serve as lector?   Do you want to serve the community?  If you are a resident of Sikatuna or other nearby Baranggays like Malaya, Kamias and Teacher’s Village this is a great place to start.

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