In Photos: Cebu City’s Very Own Red Torii Gate

Now, you don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to have an Instagram photo of you walking through the red Torii Gate at the Sankoinari Shrine in Inuyama. Why you ask? Because a local version of the red torii gate can now be found outside the E Nihon Mono Store (formerly Pino Filipino […]

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Fuente Osmeña: Tired and Forgotten

The 2109 Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival was held recently here in Cebu City. The festival, which features a parade and showdown competition, was recently brought back by returning Gwendolyn Garcia. In the past, the festival parade was usually held in Mandaue City (around the CICC complex.) However, since the controversial structure is now no longer […]

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First Look: Il Corso Filinvest Lifemalls and Cinemas

Il Corso, the lifestyle component of FilInvest’s City di Mare at the South Road Properties, recently finally opened its doors to the public for the first time. While a huge part of the development remains unfinished, the mall’s main hall, the cinemas on the third level, and the promenade facing the Mactan Channel are now […]

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Shell Island: A World Away

After an event at SM Seaside City Cebu, a friend and I decided to visit the small sea-side park near the South Road Properties (SRP) entrance.  The park offers an amazing view of the Mactan Channel and is frequented by those who want to ‘escape’ the busy weekend traffic in the city. My friend said […]

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First Look at Boom na Boom sa Sugbo 2018

I’m quite excited for Christmas this year. Not only because I finally get to stay home for the holidays this year (last year I was in Vietnam,) but also because there are a lot of new and nice things to see and do in Cebu. One of them is the Boom na Boom sa Sugbo […]

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The Moncado Colony: A Beautiful Secret

After spending the whole day exploring the highland communities of Toledo City and checking out for the first time the Toledo Tunnel and the Biga Pit, were were finally on our way back to Cebu City. The Cebu Moto Adventure Ride was one whole day of motorcycling but I didn’t feel tired at all. I […]

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One Night at The Henry Hotel Cebu

I admit, I’ve received several invites from hotels (local or islands away) in the past couple of years. Although I enjoy getting invites, the ones that really interest me are those from hotels that I find fascinating and worth a second look. A couple of weeks ago, I received an invite from the Henry Hotel Cebu. The Henry […]

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A Day at the Archival Eco House

When I first heard about the Archival Eco House, I was ecstatic. I mean, I am a huge fan of gardening and I was told that the eco house was the go-to place for the few Cebuanos who want to excel in this tricky little hobby. Now, you must all understand that while I do […]

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SM Seaside City Cebu is Above All Else

I was one of the lucky few who got invited to the press preview and launching of SM Seaside City Cebu at the South Road Properties last November 26, 2015. The preview was done a day before the actual opening. The people who were present during the event were important Cebu figures, SM executives, city officials, […]

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Cebu City Zoo’s New ‘Shiny’ Stars

Recently, I visited the Cebu City Zoo in Oppra, Kalunasan just to see how ‘everyone’ is doing. Two of my nephews, who were excited to see pythons in the flesh for the very first time, decided to tag along. My last visit was in February of 2010 when I met the facility’s then superstar Bogart […]

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Weekend Farmers’ Market at the SRP in Cebu City

If you’ve passed by the South Road Properties (SRP) over the weekend, there’s a big chance that you’ve seen a small road-side fair at the Mambaling Access Road (before you reach the bridge to SRP.) What you saw is the SRP Farmers’ Market. (Although the fair is not really inside the SRP) Now, what exactly is […]

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