Bitter Sweet Life

A collection of my life (mis) adventures on being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, and anything in between.

Marikina Attractions: Mama Chit's Coffee House

One beautiful Sunday afternoon of June 07, 2015, when me & him decided to push through on our usual stroll via our motorcycle. We went to Mama Chitts Coffe House which is one of the popular places to eat in Marikina City. How do I know about Mama Chit's? It was actually featured before on various TV programs.

Since my husband loves burger, we really push through on this journey. Anyway, Mama chit's is located at the main road of San Roque, Marikina. It is just few steps away from Our Lady of the Abandoned Church (OLA).

Mama Chit's of Marikina
What I love the most about Mama Chit's (aside from their big and delicious burger) is their collection of their vintage items which serves as their restaurant decor. They have old sign boards, coca-cola collection, metal flat-iron, old radio, etc. 

slot machine
Coca - cola Collection
Old ice crusher, metal flatiron and that radio! They older than me
At the counter, my hubby ordered 2 cheeseburger, mojos, blueberry float for me and avocado shake for him. All for 450 pesos only! It's worth the price since the burger were really big. Actually, I haven't consumed it all.

Mojos, Blueberry float & Avocado Shake

the cheeseburger we ordered. 100 each only!
Mama Chit's Menu and Price list

278 J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 646-8547
Just across the Shoe Museum, near Our Lady of the Abandoned Church
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

Every pain has a purpose


It all started when I'm 19, I went out with a guy who was 1 year younger than me and was probably my first proper experience of dating and so called thing - "relationship". My family didn't know about everything that happen in between on that relationship. The relationship lasted a couple of years but I leave the relationship when I couldn't stand the pain it gives me. I must admit he was the source of my happiness yet he was also the reason of my misery that time. It was actually 2010 when I learned there is someone else he was seeing - it was also the year when our daughter seen the world for the very first time. Oh imagine the pain it gave me plus the pain I have to endure facing everyone in the family and people around me.

Looking back to all those painful scenarios, I'm thankful that I wasn't able to commit suicide. It's true that every pains you've endure become your cure in the long run. I must say that I am much stronger now and happy as well. Thankful that God gave me strength to face all those dark days. Thankful that I have people around me that inspire me and help me to continue to explore the world. Now, as I am writing this, I have my own family with 2 beautiful kids (my daughter & my son ) whom I spent almost all my time. I'm very grateful to the man that God have given me because he accepted me for who I am - past, present & future. Really, God is so great!

So to everyone who's into dark days because of failed relationships & other reason, 
Remember: "Pick up yourself and don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth or your reason for being because I tell  you can be happy without them."

Note: (if you can able to read this) "to you, praying & hoping you find your own happiness as well. Thank you for all those experiences - best & worst - it mold me to the person who I am now.  God bless! "

Quotation Treasure # 4 : Stop Worrying


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain" 

Stop worrying cause it is useless. When you feel sad and your world is turning upside down, PRAY because only God can help you. Focus on purpose behind the problem, not on the problem itself. Remember: It's great to count small miracles in life rather than exert effort on frowning 'coz of the trials you have in life.

Why I love being a mom...

We all know that motherhood is the toughest job in the whole wide world - no salary, no day offs and no resignation - yet it is the most rewarding job you could ever have in your life. Below's the list of reasons why I'm loving it in every bit:

  • I love being a mom because it helps me to strive more to be a better person.
  • I love being a mom because my children are my inspiration.
  • I love being a mom because I receive lots of kisses and hugs that no any amount can match its value.
  • I love being a mom because it helps me to realize how to love unconditionally.
  • I love being a mom because my kids makes me happy everyday.
  • I love being a mom because it is a constant reminder that I am bless by God everyday.
  • I love being a mom because motherhood gave me a deeper sense of purpose.
  • And last but not the least, I love being a mom because it is the most rewarding job a woman will ever have!