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A Return to Tieza Botanical Garden

Many years ago (6 to be exact,) me and my friends decided to do one thing we never thought we’d be able to do. We set out on a quest to traverse the mountains of Talamban and Budlaan in order to reach San Pedro Calungsod Peak in Barangay Sirao. This little misadventure of ours was […]

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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

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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Temple of Love

The Taj Mahal in India is considered one of the most amazing structures in the world. It was built because of a man’s undying love for a woman. In Cebu, a similar structure is currently being completed. Much like the Taj Mahal, this structure was built as a symbol of one man’s great love for […]

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The Clearing of Mahiga

Several houses along the Mahiga Creek (Cebu-Mandaue border) were demolished recently as part of the city government’s REDZ (Reduce Eliminate Danger Zone) RIVER Project. I’m not sure how many individuals and families were affected but based on the photos, I can say that the number (of families) could be more than a hundred. That means […]

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Cube = Cebu

When SM unveiled their design for Seaside City at the South Road Properties, many people were automatically intrigued by the shape of the mall. Unlike most SM malls, the main mall at the Seaside City complex was circular. Years ago, when the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay was completed, people were quite thrilled to […]

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Payag Payag in the City

Earlier this week, my friends and I decided to check out the newest barbecue joint in Cebu. When we went there, the resto was still getting ready for its big opening (Friday, August 22nd.) But just the same, the staff entertained us when we asked for food. Cool points! Hehe. So, anyway, the restaurant is called Payag Payag […]

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Cebu Updates 13

Hey, y’all! Here are some very hot updates from our beloved Cebu. If you want me to take pictures of some spots that I missed, please don’t forget to let me know in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to check each one of them out and feature them in the next update. Anyways, this […]

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The Search for Lanipao

Weeks ago, my cousin told me about her trip to Lanipao and she said that I should definitely check it out. Anyways, long story short, I decided to go ahead and investigate. I know Guadalupe is such a big barangay but with the instruction to “just follow that road behind the Guadalupe Church until you […]

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Hey, guys! Here are some fresh updates from the Queen City of the South. If you want me to take pictures of some spots that I missed for this update, please let me know in the comments section below. I will try to check each one of them out and feature them in the next update! […]

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Devotee City 2014

Each year, millions converge in Cebu for the celebration of the biggest religious festival in the Visayas. With the overflowing number of visitors, Cebu’s guest accommodations are easily filled to the rafters. Despite this fact, a good number of our brothers and sisters from neighboring islands still travel to Cebu to pay homage to Sr. […]

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Ayala Unfolds New Wing

Ayala Center Cebu recently unveiled to the public its new multi-billion expansion wing. The expansion project is (probably) Ayala’s answer to the threat of SM’s gigantic SRP mall which is now under construction. Ayala’s new wing, which remains nameless til this day, will house a lot of high-end brands (some I’ve never heard of my […]

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Rebuilding Lives

Today, my mom mentioned that she wanted to personally see the ‘tent city’ at the South Road Properties. The ‘tent city’ we’re talking about here is the site where our displaced brothers and sisters from Tacloban were relocated after they left the different ‘transient sites’ found in different parts of the metro. The ‘tent city,’ […]

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The Scent of Yesteryears

When I was in college, I hated the idea of riding a O6A jeep (plying V. Rama Avenue) to school.  Sometimes, even though it usually meant that I’d be late for class, I’d instead take a O6C and endure the toxic traffic of Osmeña Boulevard. What exactly was I trying to get away from? The […]

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