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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ONGOING at the Northwing Atrium of SM City Cebu till May 10, is the exhibit dubbed “It’s More Fun in the Philippines with Lego at SM City.” The exhibit shows Philippine landmarks and icons in bricks and colors.

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It is the last two days of the exhibit of modern Filipino classics called Palengke at the 856G Gallery in A.S Fortuna. On display are art works (including paintings, handmade accesories, crafts, etc,) of Sigmund Torre, Takako Sono, Joe Green, and Gina Arjona. Also offered are the unique products of Subtle Accents. The artists will be in attendance at the venue till April 27, creating new art.


Tomorrow’s red-letter happening is the unveiling of the new logo, and the preview of the new furniture collection of Heritage Muebles Mirabile Export Inc. during a cocktail party at its premises in Soong, Mactan. The company celebrates 18 years of world class craftsmanship.


Coming up on May 23-25 is the next session of Delf (Diplome d etudes en langue Francaise), an evaluative exam for one’s level in French, to be held at Alliance Francaise de Cebu at the QC Pavilion in Gorordo Ave. Students who have successfully taken the Delf exam last February were honored during a special recognition ceremony where they were given the Official French Diploma.


The latest venture of Aboitizland Inc. is Priveya Hills, a prime residential development on a rolling terrain in Bacayan, a little further on from the Talamban area. Holding court during the unveiling affair at the Oakridge Pavilion was company president Andoni Aboitiz who divulged that the project took all of 20 years to put together. Yes, that is how meticulous the developer was just to ensure that Priveya Hills would come to mean prime, private and privileged.


Newly blessed and inaugurated at the Wellness Area of The Terraces in Ayala Center, is Green Apple Dental Implant and Teeth Whitening Center which offers comprehensive dental care using technologically advanced dental equipment. Frontliners during the launching were Green Apple Dental CEO Dr. David Alesna DDM and VP-External Dr. Gamaliel Urbi DDM who signed a contract with AGF Consulting Group Phils. CEO Angel Fernandez and business development officer Sheela Farinas to begin its process towards certification in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Guests of honor for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were MSY Foundation founder Mariquita S. Yeung and Ayala Center Cebu GM Joy Polloso.


It is always something new for Cebu visitors when they get the experience of dining in a restaurant on stilts in Cao-oy, Sta. Rosa island. It is both a pleasure and a challenge. The pleasure is in the fresh seafood offered - fresh as in wiggling live.

The challenge is in getting to the stairs of the resto from the pumpboat. Timing is the name of the game - one has to be in step with the waves so as not to fall in the water. For Canada balikbayans Jesse Suico and wife Linda Yared, Daisy Yared and husband Joseph Cach, and Seattle-based Grace Yared, it was a one-of-a-kind experience.

Ethel Timbol (former society editor of Manila Bulletin) found the Cao-oy experience a thrill. Also new for her was dining in Abaseria, a homey restaurant cum gift shop.

This was when she had a dinner date with media friends. Ethel was in town for a visit with dear friend Greg Lerma who is an artist at heart and himself an accomplished chef.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 25, 2012.


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