Serna: More fun in Cebu-A A +A
By Roger Serna
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
AFTER the Ironman 70.3 triathlon last Sunday where some major roads in the cities of Lapu-lapu, Mandaue and Cebu were closed for a few hours, all roads will lead to the CICC grounds at the North Reclamation area tomorrow for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival.
Festivals in the different local government units of the province of Cebu will vie for the prestige and the cash prizes. A friend told me that an officer of the Cultural Center of the Philippines said not long ago that “if one looks for more fun in the Philippines at this time of the year, it is in Cebu” where the festivals pit against each other in colorful pageantry.
Street dancing starts at 1 p.m. while the ritual showdown commences at 6 p.m. See you.
I missed the Ironman 70.3 last Sunday, not for anything else but simply because I lacked the drive and energy to go through the heat and the accompanying “ordeal” with the crowd, the traffic and everything else including the very unpredictable weather.
In fairness, the Lapu-lapu City government through PR consultant Jonji Gonzales did extend an invitation and offered an alternative to be able to get away from the traffic woes and others but still I chose to just stay at home, read magazines, watch TV, DVDs and sleep.
No regrets, whatsoever. I felt recharged afterward.
I was amused at the anecdote saying that Bourne Legacy lead actor Jeremy Renner was ‘victimized’ by a friend when taking a flight from a place where he shot scenes of a movie project and needed a much-needed rest onboard but instead of a sleeping pill, Viagra was given to him and that’s where the ‘trouble’ started.
He could not stand up even to go to the restroom for a leak because the ‘effect’ was very visible. So instead of sleeping during the entire flight, he had to wait for the blue pill’s effect to subside.
Bourne Legacy, partly shot in the Philippines, distributed by Solar Pictures and promoted by JSP Ads & Promotions of promo diva Josie Pereyra, opened in movie houses nationwide last Wednesday.
See you soon, Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Rica Peralejo, John Arcilla, Lou Veloso and company (inside the movie house, of course!.
Was Enchong Dee not mixed up when he said his love interest in the movie The Reunion is Cristine Reyes? The latter’s name is not in the poster that I saw after that brief interview with the swimmer-turned-movie star at the backstage of SM City Cebu event center.
Or could it be that Cristine was added to the cast only after the printing of the poster? Whatever. The Reunion is slated to be shown nationwide starting Aug. 15.
Congratulations to the Executives, the Legislators and the Builders for winning the top slots in the province’s 433rd Founding Anniversary production number contest dubbed “Kapitolyo, Mosayaw Sab Diay Ka?” last Monday.
The Executives did a high-energy, show-stopping hip-hop number that earned the judges’ nods for the top prize. The Legislators gave a local touch to the Cell Block Tango from the Broadway-play Chicago with their dancers wearing orange costumes with a metallic “P” resembling that of the globally famous CPDRC inmates and won second prize.
The Builders had a barrio fiesta theme when they executed the cha-cha with their department head Engr. Adolfo Quiroga making a rare appearance and grabbed the third place. Job well done, Capitol workers.
By the way, on behalf of the Capitol populace, let me convey a message of gratitude to Gov. Gwen Garcia and the others for the generosity thus making the anniversary celebration even more memorable.
Once again, the Cebu (and Vis-Min) texting public proved its strength by catapulting the “Acoustic Kid of Cebu” Lukas Enrique Suarez Magallano to the top of the Promil I-Shine Talent Camp.
As in the past contests where Cebuano reality contestants ask for support, I always give mine by way of only one text vote (and I did not intend to break what I now consider as tradition).
As they say, even a single vote matters, so… that’s it. At least, I gave my contribution no matter how meager it was. O-ha! Did you?
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 10, 2012.