Destination Zhangjiajie: All roads lead to places real and re-imagined

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

“THOSE are the Three Scissors,” I heard our guide Glory say several paces behind me. A mini-electric train that brought tourists along the “Ten-Mile Natural Gallery” "was heading towards us."

Utzurrum: Food and dessert

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:16 p.m.

WAY back in the 90s or some 20 years ago, Aristocrat Restaurant – Manila’s Clarita Reyes-Lapus arrived in Cebu with good friend and writer, Chona Trinidad, to promote her mother, Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes’ food mixes, called Mama Sita’s.

Fetalvero: The sound of PNoy’s record

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a magic word used by Mary Poppins to expedite things. She was the super nanny in the movie The Sound of Music.

How I wish we could adapt the same magic word to get things done as expeditiously as possible in this administration that has entered its fourth State of the Nation (Sona) address.

Z for Zucrè

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

IF Charmaine Bontia had it her way, the entire place would have been draped in wooden fixtures. But her brother Rex, who happens to be the architect, insisted on something of his own flair: industrial chic motif in neutral colors, running against the trend of painting pastry shops in pastel colors and all things girly.

Literatus: Unsticking the earworm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:07 p.m.

GREAT mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe wrote in his short-story The Imp of the Perverse (1945): “It is quite a common thing to be thus annoyed with the ringing in our ears, or rather in our memories, of the burthen of some ordinary song, or some unimpressive snatches roman opera. Nor will we be the less tormented if the song in itself be good, or the opera air meritorious.”

Neri: People

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

FRENCH Consul Michel Lhuillier and Dr. Amparito Llamas Lhuillier mark 50 years of togetherness on Saturday, Aug. 2, with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral followed by a glittering formal reception at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza. Also frontliners are the golden couple's children: Charles Andre, Michael Edouard, Yvette Marie and Monique.

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu takes meetings out of the box

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

RADISSON Blu Hotel Cebu will become the new mecca for corporate assemblies. Meetings are now customized from out-of-the- box surrounding to culinary innovations with Experience Meetings—a new program which centers on these innovations: Brain Food, Brain Box and Free Wi-Fi.

Ayala Center Cebu stages Style Origin on August 2 and 3

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

CATCH the last leg of the Style Origin Series at the Ayala Center Cebu in a two-day fashion event on Aug. 2 and 3, 6 p.m. at The Gallery of the new expansion wing.

Unwind at Waterfront Mactan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:03 p.m.

WATERFRONT Mactan’s newest package that is made just for you! Relaxing Getaway Package comes with an overnight Superior Room accommodation for only P3,600 nett/room/night for single and P3,900 nett/room/night for double occupancy, this comes with free buffet breakfast at UNO, free plated lunch or dinner at UNO, 10 percent discount on laundry and pressing services, 10 percent discount on F& B outlets, complimentary use of the gym, and free use of the swimming pool. This promo is subject to government tax, local tax and service charge and is available starting June 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014.

Thomas, the ‘crazy’ head

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

“WHAT'S with the title?” Thomas Von Klettenberg was asked, for starters.

“Well, it’s sort of a joke; a parody; a twist of sarcasm; a game with identity,” Thomas quickly replied, displaying his quirky humor. And, as if searching his memory, he continued: “Or maybe it’s just me and my crazy, artsy alter ego. Why not?”

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