Elegant Townhomes in Mariposa Street near Cubao

These days, location is one the major considerations in choosing a home. Looking for a townhouse that will surely make your everyday life better location and design wise? Mariposa Townhouse should be your choice.

20 Elegant Townhouses

20 units of 2 storey townhouses which is near Araneta Center in Cubao and near major schools, colleges and universities. It is also near hospitals such as Saint Luke’s and STI- Delos Santos Medical Center in Quezon City. Furthermore, it is also near pilgrim sites such as Minor Basilica of Mount Carmel, the shrine is known the first church to assume the status of a minor basilica in the Diocese of Cubao.

Vicinity Location and Places of Interests

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Mariposa street and nearby places of interests ( google map)

Accessibility to Schools and Places of Interests

Elegant townhouses are within 30 to 45 minutes away from Greenhills, San Juan and near Dela Salle, Greenhills, ICA , Xavier, Saint Paul University,O.B Montessori,  Trinity University of Asia, Jubilee Christian Academy, Tomas Morato street, Quezon City Sports Club, Amorano Stadium, Kamuning Public Market, Fisher Mall.

Amenities and Green Spaces

A plus point in buying this townhouses is that it has a communal swimming pool area.  You can do whatever you like at your balcony while watching your family enjoying the pool. The pool side can help unwind and providing relaxation, you can even can throw a pool party!

Having a pocket garden with flowering plants can brighten a space with living plants and can bring positive energy vibes to the people living within the community. Also, having these green spaces does have positive restorative effects on mental health and well-being. According to a well-known feng-shui expert, the place have a positive energy and promotes attraction for good well-being.

townhouses with swimming pool and pocket garden

A distinct town homes which is ideal for families big or small people with units that provide easy access to the entire 2-storey home. One can easily climb the stairs with kids even grandparents could enjoy the comfortable well-lighted and ventilated rooms.

The parking slot had a capacity of between 2 to 4 cars. This also comes in fully air-conditioned rooms.

Each townhouse features a foyer, dining hall, kitchen , powder room, maid’s room with toilet, powder room and laundry area.

ground level with parking slots and garden

Lot size can vary from 105 square meter to 152 square meters. A family can also enjoy the outdoor scenery and skyline of Metro Manila and surrounding mountains on a clear moonlight nights.

The second floor had a Master bedroom comes in with walk in closet, toilet and bathroom, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 with toilet and bathroom and light court.

Please contact: Architect Nikki Parulan – Marketing Representative
email : wynona.marketingymaz@gmail.com / 0926-064-2982

Ymaz Builders: http://ymazbuilders.com/

Affordable Dishes at Kusina de Maria in New York, Cubao

kusina de maria restaurant1Kusina de Maria restaurant

Kusina de Maria just recently opened their business to the general public last February 9, 2019. The hole in wall type restaurant’s named after the wife of the proprietor. Our host told us, whenever her aunt is mad at her, she would be called “Maria.” instead of Marianne.  Business partners includes Mr. Joseph Talucod, Mr. Emman Talucod and wife.

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New York Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

The restaurant is just a few blocks away from the iconic Araneta Center and near three provincial bus stations. People living within the area would still refer this as  Juan Love Pet Store. ( which is the only pet store in New York Avenue for a number of years). The proprietors decided to change their business and moved the operations in Murphy, Cubao area.

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Sitting capacity of the restaurant is just between 10 to 12 people at any given time. While waiting for your dishes to be served, One can play traditional board games like chess , scrabble, tic tac toe and dama.

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Proof to the pudding are the queue of people at their restaurant during meal times. Some of the popular dishes are easy and fast to prepare like chicken mami, hamburger, silog meals, sisiglicious, bente singko meals, bagnet, chicken wings, nachos, french fries, hotdogs, shakes and mais con yelo.

Affordabest Meals

kusina de maria dishesdifferent flavored chicken wings and sisiglicious

powdered juicered lemon juice

Red Lemon Juice– We like the taste, not too sweet and mildly flavored drink.

Nachos– Serve with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes ,ground meat and grated cheese toppings. One can add a few bucks if they wanted to add more onions, tomatoes and bell pepper.

kusina de maria menu Menu board

When it comes to cleanliness, we would consider several factor like freshness of ingredients and handling of foods. Some of the dishes are deeply guarded specialties. while others are self taught recipes commonly seen in cook books, youtube or blogging sites.

Hidden Wings Buffalo
Chicken Buffalo Wings

Chicken Buffalo Wings– This is best paired with rice. It had the right amount of sweetness and a little kick of spiciness. The chicken coated with batter then deep fried before a glaze is added. One of the best chicken wings in this side of the city.

Hidden Wings Honey BBQ
Hidden Wings Honey Barbecue

Hidden Wings Honey Barbecue– This is one of my favorite fried chicken wings, this had some sesame seed toppings with nice balance of sweet, savory, spicy and crunchiness.

Hidden WingS Super Spicy
Hidden Wings Super Spicy

Hidden Wings Super Spicy – I personally like the super spicy version ( but not too spicy for my taste buds). This is good pairing with beer or any ice cold drinks.

Hidden Wings Garlic Parmesan Hidden Wings Garlic Parmesan

Hidden Wings Garlic Parmesan – The fried chicken wings were coated with a nice combination of garlic flavor and parmesan cheeese. It does not have strong garlic after taste. It also had good balance of salty and one can still savor the taste and smell of parmesan cheese.

Hidden Wings Spicy Cheese
Hidden Wings Spicy Cheese

Hidden Wings Spicy Cheese– One can taste the cheese flavoring with hint of some spice coming from sliced chilies.

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Kabasig- combination of bagnet and sisig

Kabasig– This dish is good in any meals or finger food. The meat is crunchy with some chopped onions ,chopped banana chilies topped cream. Unlike other sisig dishes, calamansi flavor is already infused in the dish.

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Mais con Yelo

Mais con Yelo– not too sweet with the right balance combination of shaved ice, cream of corn and evaporated milk. Price is not bad for small ones which cost Php 15.00 ( small cup).

Food Delivery Service

According to the proprietors, They are currently in negotiation for food delivery service within the area.

We must say that one can find good food, good place and affordable price in Cubao, Quezon City.

Note: The restaurant is planning to expand its operations in the next few months. There are also plans for opening more branches in the coming months.

Please try to visit their restaurant and help them like and share their page:

Kusina de Maria FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/kusinademaria

Address: 116 New York Avenue corner Stanford street, Cubao, Quezon City

Operations: Everyday from 11:00am to 1:00 am the following day

Contact : 0915 345 3188

Freedom Fridays Experience at Novotel Cubao

Celebrate your freedom and kick off the weekend with Freedom Fridays at The 6th! Enjoy acts from guest performers over beer and cocktail bundles starting from Php 699 net.

participants at the pool area

The pool area is located at the 6th floor of the hotel and also serves as a party venue, gym and place to relax.

Novotel at night

One can visibly the night sky , city-view and skyscrapers not only within Cubao area but in many parts of Metro Manila.

Novotel pool side view from the 12th floor

One cannot resist going and have a good time and party all night long at Novotel– Araneta , Cubao

Photo courtesy of Novotel- Cubao

One can choose to swim, party and have their staycation while enjoying their sumptuous snacks and cocktail drinks.This is every friday and weekends.

Basic necessities like  bible, notepads and cable ready television will delight those who will book a stay at one of the rooms of the hotel.

breakfast buffet is also a treat to with hundreds of breakfast meals ranging from breads, rice , muffin , cereal , noodles among others.

Auto Wars Show in Cubao

Araneta Center – Parking Garage South  , Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

 Nissan Exalta with Hello Kitty customized design

Ragfest Promotions together with Araneta Center in cooperation with  Rivers Vision for head units ,  and different car clubs. There are over 230 car entries from different categories .

The event took place at the Areneta Center -South Entrance Garage Parking, The show started past 4:00PM where individual cars started to arrive .

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The pink Nissan Exalta with Hello Kitty design is owned by Ms. Micha Gla Tanchanco of Malolos , Bulacan . The owner started to customized the car since last year and have cost her around Php 200,000 worth of paint job customization , accessories and its interiors.  In fact this is not the first time that the owner had joined car shows.

For those Hello Kitty fans who wanted to customized their cars can contact her at 0927-7653979

Hyundai Eon Club- Philippines

Hyundai Eon Club- Philippines had over 7,000 members all over the country . They have a monthly eyeball . However their facebook group page is strictly for those who own Hyundai Eon . The group was established in 2012 .

customized car Captain America

There are some people who wanted to make their cars more personalized and customization . Some would put their favorite cartoon characters , anime related theme among others, which would require some MONEY and items. The owner of this car is said to have spent at least Php 50,000 in customization alone.

Team San Diego

Team San Diego specializes in car music accessories

Mr. Antonio L. Pingol

Mr. Antonio L. Pingol ( left side) is a member of Hyundai Eon Club and started his customization works in his car for just 2 months. His favorite character is Marvel (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional anti-hero published by Marvel Comics . Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and writer/ artist Mr. Rob Liefeld , the character first appeared in February 1991. (The New Mutants # 98).

He had spent at least Php 15,000 in customization of his car.

Ms. Shirley A. Avellanoza ( far right ) with car model Ms. Ann Tabuzo

Ms. Shirley A. Avellanoza is a car owner of Hyundai , and a big fan of transformer . She started the customization of her car just this year and had spent around Php 50,000 . She is  joining the car show . According to her , there must be at least 10 to 15 Hyundai Eon Club members that usually participates in car show. It was just an exception last saturday , since it rained hard earlier and some of the members decided not to participate  . The club have a regular eyeball at Eaton Centris.

Corolla Club Central  of the Philippines

Judging had already started by the time i have arrived at the venue. Participants of the auto war- car show had submitted their entries and some fees.

Note: I was invited by a car enthusiast to visit the show, but was not able to come due to the heavy downpour sometime mid-afternoon.  Stayed for about an hour or so and managed to survive the loud and heavy music that accompanied the AUTO WAR Show. I was amazed with the passion, time and even money that these people allot to their hobby.  All i can say is that there are beautiful models, LOTS of photographers and exciting prizes at stakes. I left the place past 8:00pm when the judging process had begun .

Trendy and Affordable Shoes at the Sapatos Festival 2019

Trendy and affordable shoes, sandals, bags, wallets, leather belts and pouch bags dominate this year’s ” Sapatos Festival”.

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i love marikina standee and sapatos festival tent

Marikina is not only known for her rich heritage landmarks, churches, museums and food, but also the shoe industry. Among the patrons of the shoe industry is the former first lady Imelda R. Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte, countless of local and international celebrities.

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marikina landmark

A trip to the city is incomplete without shopping for shoes, sandals and other leather crafts.

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sapatos festival tent

Trendy and Affordable

The designs are trendy and affordable to all age brackets and lifestyles.

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Azulis bag collection

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Valentino shoes since 1932

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Chrissie Bags

 There were 48 shoe manufacturers participated in the festival, which features quality and affordable shoes, bags, belts and other leather products made by Marikina’s craftsmen.

 

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Gibson Shoes
Gibson shoes brand name Antonio Manila
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Erika Shoes

Shoes, sandals, leather goods sold at the bazaar range from at P200 to P3,000.

           I took time to explore the booths within the center.

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Checkpoint shoes

Checkpoint Shoes had nice trendy designs, quality materials and yet affordable. The shoes can be worn as casual, semi-formal and formal affairs. They also have casual shoes which can be worn by men and women.

The company also maintains 4 outlet stores which includes : Marikina Trade Fair, Marikina Shoe Gallery, Shoe Center- Greenhills, San Juan, Park Mall, Cebu.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/checkpointshoes/

Contact :  645-3654

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Vestrada Fashion Bags

Vestrada Fashion Bags had pouch bags, ladies bags and bags for teenagers and men.

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Pads Shuz

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Merel Shoes

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Dream Step Shoes

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Dream Step Shoes with colorful designs

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Rawhide leather Exclusive
Rawhide leather Exclusive – offers different kinds of leather crafts like wallet, pouch bag, men’s bag, women bag and key chain holder made from leather.
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Tatay Oly booth together with President Rodrigo Duterte

Tatay Orlando Santos, 71, who made the shoes worn by President Duterte in his last State of the Nation Address.

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The shoe festival will run until Dec. 29 in the city’s Freedom Park in Barangay Sta. Elena.  There is no entrance fees and the general public is invited to come and shop.

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Schedule : Sundays to Thursdays – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm , Fridays to Saturdays 9:00 am to 8:00pm

How to Commute:

Jeepney route:
1.) Ali Mall/ Cubao/ Araneta Center to Calumpang/ Bayan jeepney route and comfortably arrived about 30 minutes. Paid the driver ( Php 12.00)

Then, walked about 10 minutes towards the Freedom Park within the Marikina Cityhall grounds.

2.) AUV Express from Cubao to Marikina