THE Year of the Green Wooden Horse is turning out to be an auspicious animal sign for me, although I don’t believe in horoscopes. I’m proud to say that we Capricorns aren’t superstitious.
“Really?” uncle Gustav said sarcastically.
HAPPY Chinese New Year to all! It’s a time for some to visit the temple and pay respects, or just get together with family and friends.
KUNG HEI FAT CHOI, everybody! Whatever your Chinese horoscope is, let’s hope it’s going to be a lucky year for all of us.
I’ve had actual Peking opera makeup done on my face before during a trip to Beijing.
DINING has never been this sumptuous and comfortable. Be Resorts Mactan is now offering Boodle on the Beach, the resort’s take on this military and communal way of partaking food.
CONTEMPO Property Holdings, Inc. won first place in the Sinulog 2014 Float Competition last Jan. 19, 2014 at the Sinulog Grand Parade.
The winning float is a stylized presentation of the Karakoa, a notable Visayan Vessel dating back to the 16th century. It depicted Cebu’s early royal couple, Rajah Humabon and Hara Humamay (played by Contempo chief executive officer Beverly Dayanan), their court attendants, instrumentalists and slave oarsmen.
EVERYONE is challenged to think way out of the box and explore the endless possibilities that their curious minds can bring them. Curiosity breaks boundaries, and can even take you places; which is the reason why Lee headed to Cebu to take part in the grand Sinulog festivities.
GREENWICH, the country’s leading pizza and pasta chain, expressed its gratitude to its valued clientele with a twist last Jan. 18 in SM City Event Center through a “Pizza Blowout with Slater Young” festival treat.
The Serendipity band led the opening of the event with Slater Young as the Greenwich Ambassador and celebrity guest. It was a night full of treats from Greenwich as it offered various games and free product-tasting of the best valued pizza and pasta which were energetically participated by the audience.
Past Mordor to the land of momma and magic mushrooms
IT'S just like working in the office. You sit for hours straight to get the job done – getting from point A to point B. Extra hours spent on the road meant overtime. Or think about it as a job where you get to watch movies all day – the windshield or car windows the screen, where all those beautiful sights unfold past you scene after scene, reel after reel.
THE ides of November is always celebrated by restaurateur, entrepreneur and proprietor Anthony Ballreich as his natal day. But this time, there was something else to mark—the anniversary of his well-known, popular and professionally-managed Thai resto, Siam, at the Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu.
WHEN I heard about “digital sabbatical,” I realized that every human being hooked on technology has other options. An option happens to be priceless.
In this modern age when almost every man and woman is preoccupied with all kinds of gadgets, time for bonding with the rest of the family becomes a rare occasion.
THE Chinese New Year always brings with it a wealth of predictions from practitioners of the ancient Chinese art of feng shui, along with traditional Chinese practices for the New Year, including a general housecleaning in order to shoo away the bad and to welcome the good in the coming year.
IT WAS an early afternoon wedding for lady lawyer Meriel Lee, daughter of Patrick and Amy Lee of Los Angeles, California, and Dallas dentist Jubert Aranas (son of true-blue Cebuanos-turned Las Vegas-residents Joselito and Dr. Dadie Aranas) at the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel at the Archbishop's Palace compound. They said their vows before Msgr. Achilles Dakay in the presence of family and friends who came all the way from the USA, and the groom's Cebu-based relatives.
WHEN shovels hit the ground for the groundbreaking ceremony of Ultima Prime last Jan. 8, it marked the completion of Fuente Towers which comprises the Crown Regency Hotel & Tower (Tower 1), Club Ultima (Tower 2) and Ultima Residences (Tower 3).
This fourth icon will rise 32-storey high, featuring 95 loft-type residential condominiums promoting modern, quality and affordable units.
LONG-TIME partners in the restaurant business Baby Cui Suico and Nene Treveno have spread their wings with the opening of “Katsinoy,” another delectable boost in the food service industry.
As one might expect, the dynamic duo have made delightful refurbishing and redesigning of the modest restaurant tucked in a quiet place along A.S. Fortuna Avenue (beside Ford’s Inn Banilad).
HOLIDAY season may be over but not the special treats you may indulge in.
Speaking of indulgence, Gardenia, the country’s largest bread manufacturing company never failed to hook you on its addictive variety of bread choices. In fact, Gardenia is the only loaf brand in town that offers and ensures tasty, soft, fresh, oven-baked smell and nutritious bakery products.
OUT of the 22,661 applicants of this year’s search for Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) scholars, only 1,231 successfully qualified the national competitive examination (NCE) administered last October 2013 throughout the system’s 13 campuses nationwide.
Ninety of these successful examinees are eligible for Central Visayas (CV) campus.
MORE than 1,300 families got their share of the generosity of Carmen Copper Ladies Association Inc. (CCLAi) during a gift-giving activity last December where recipients received grocery packs and assorted toys for the children.
CCLAi, a group of all female members and wives of all managerial employees of Carmen Copper Corp., distributed bundles of joy to underprivileged residents of Carmen Copper’s host and neighboring barangays of Biga, Bagakay, Loay, Don Andres Soriano, and Sitio Pandong Bato, Media Once in Toledo City.
EXACTLY a year ago, she was all out on her undergraduate thesis. Yet even with all the demands and stress that were “requisites” to graduation, she was also preparing for her first solo art exhibit.
YEAR of the Wooden Horse! Colors of the year vary from green to brown, violet and yellow. Which one? I have always loved the horse, my favorite. It’s regal, clean, with majestic form (kings and knights ride them). I thrill to the sound of its galloping feet! Symmetrical!
AUTISM was once a feared, misunderstood neuro-developmental disorder that often manifests among affected children in infant or toddler age. Today, there is better understanding of the condition in the community.
CEBUANOS, young and old, waited for the third Sunday of January to celebrate one of the most joyous festivals in the country–Sinulog.
As the celebration gets grander year after year, not only has it lately been anticipated by the entire Philippines, but also by the rest of the world.
TOURISTS headed to Iloilo now have a portable guide for their trip with the release of the Iloilo Guide mobile phone application.
Iloilo Guide was released in time for the celebration of Dinagyang Festival yesterday under the nationwide Digital Tourism program of Cebu-based new media startup InnoPub Media and Smart Communications Inc.
WHAT started as a hobby evolved into an extra source of income for Dunhill Johari Dayap Talpis as the eye behind the freelance photography outfit Djtalcore 1.2. He hails from Pagadian City but is now living in Cebu.
ANOTHER milestone in the concert history of Cebu will bring two brilliant singers—international singing sensation, Charice and Asia’s acoustic sensation, Aiza Seguerra—in a concert to be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino (WCCHC)on Feb. 14.
WINNER. She sang the Jade Castro composition Ayaw Akog Biyai (Don’t Leave Me) so soulfully and meaningfully that the eight-man panel of judges of this year’s Cebu Popular Music Festival, a.k.a. Cebu Pop, picked her to receive the best interpreter trophy and the P10,000 cash that the Cebu Arts Foundation Inc. allocated. We are referring to Jacqueline Bual Chang, a petite songbird who also happens to be the very first grand champion of the Sinulog Idol singing competition when it was launched four years ago. Regional Trial Court Judge Simeon Dumdum Jr. chaired this year’s Cebu Pop panel of judges.
THERE'S no need to travel far to taste the different street foods of foreign countries. Ulli’s Streets of Asia has brought to Cebu the flavors from of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.
Ulli’s is the fifth brand of the Laguna Group, which took inspiration from Lemon Grass. Ulli’s is a compilation of the famous street foods in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. More food items will be added in Ulli’s menu soon.
CHOW time is always a good time at Chowtime Cuisine. This Zamboangueño restaurant has found its way in the Queen City of the South last October 9, 2013 and is feeding the hungry stomachs of Cebuanos.
Jana Fox brought Chowtime to Cebu. The original Chowtime Cuisine started as a family business eight years ago by her father, who’s a chef.
ELECTRICITY is one of the foundations of a modern and developing society, like the Philippines, and a constant problem at that. With the ever increasing prices of electricity, there are some companies who see this as an opportunity to flourish.
SKC Lighting opened their first office in the Philippines in Cebu last Jan. 17, 2014.
YOUNG boys and girls will automatically, without any mental hesitation whatsoever, know what this story is trying to get at.
Michelle: As I turn [another year] as my brother-in-law John says [it] is “the perfect age to run a 42k.” I am humbled and very grateful for being blessed with the greatest gifts in my life: my three children.