Water-based vignettes

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

IN A SCENE of contemporary contributions, digital outputs and Andy Warhol-driven kids, the presence of revered art exponents is a constant reminder that art, regardless the vehicle, lives on.

Within the local scope, the immortality of art is once again demonstrated by a band of brave experts with their knack for a traditional and at times misconstrued medium—watercolor. (Brave, because it is said that watercolor is a very difficult medium to control.)

Espina: Cebu at 14th Eatof assembly

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE Cebu Province, one of the founding members of the East Asean Tourism Forum, participated in the 14th Eatof Assembly, on Sept. 3-7, at Kuching, Sarawal, Malaysia.

It was led by Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, Board Member (BM) Gigi Sanchez and tourism officer Grace Paulino. The private sector was represented by this writer (academe) and Cenelyn Manguilimotan (president, Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association, manager of Cebu Parklane International Hotel), who brought Parklane chef Danilo Dumandan for the East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum (Eatof) Foodfest.

Chef and more

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:28 p.m.

HE WANTED to become a chef ever since he was little. With what he is now, perhaps he’s really destined to become one, and more.

Jeroen Van Straten took a five-year chef course in The Netherlands, finished in 1995 and went out into the world—cooking, innovating and well, branding.

A waffle with a story

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:26 p.m.

A YOUNG boy excitedly walked near a waffle stand as he tried to persuade his lola or grandma to buy him some of his favorite chocolate waffles.

According to his lola it is a part of their routine every Sunday before going inside the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral to attend mass. With the inviting image created by the waffle makers busy at work, who wouldn’t succumb to the snack they sell, which is popularly called as “Waffle sa Cathedral.”

Neri: Weddings

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 08:25 p.m.

FOR that all-important event in their lives, John Paul E. Garcia and Ma. Teresita Socorro Fernando, who are Florida residents, decided to come home. They were principals during an afternnon wedding at the beautiful chapel of San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties. Officiating priests wereFr. Michael Ufana and Msgr. Vicente Tupas Jr. The wedding reception was a cocktail/dinner affair at Salon de España of Casino Español. The hall was beautifully transformed into a garden in autumn with trees aflame in red and gold. Beaming faces at the party were the groom’s parents, Dr.

The shop named ‘holy chalet’

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:13 p.m.

THE first museum shop in Cebu is that of the Cathedral Museum and it is aptly called the Holy Chalet.

Global connection

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:11 p.m.

Michelle: Globalization took on a new form when it made closer ties possible between cultures and peoples of different races. And with the Internet boom, we have cyber relationships morphing into “real-life” relationships between Filipinos and foreigners. It’s a matter of preference alright, but some women deliberately choose to date foreigners because they are said to be more open-minded, less conservative than Filipino guys and not as controlling.

Catch statements that do help us

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 06:08 p.m.

I have a favorite catch statement from Fr. Gerry Germiniano CsSr. I remember during one of the big feasts last year the presiding celebrant of the holy mass was not one on my favorite ones and the homily was not the kind that could move my heart. So I complained to my friends and Fr. Gerry was present then. Very softly Fr. Gerry said: “Humana naman to.’’ I suppose the addendum to that statement would have been: “We can move on and do better next time!”

Am I a bida-kontrabida ‘split personality’?

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 05:52 p.m.

Dear Cindy,

Many people say nice things about me—that I’m a responsible, mature, patient and loving person. But my two younger siblings say that I’m very negative and old-fashioned because I always tell them not to wear short shorts and skimpy clothes when going out. And that I always find fault in what they do.

Cantonese food

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:27 p.m.

DO you know that a common greeting among the Chinese, “Chi bao le ma” in Mandarin and “Sek bao mei” in Cantonese—with the intention of saying “How are you” —literally means “Have you had your fill?”

While these phrases may have a similar translations, there is a world of difference when one talks about Chinese and Cantonese cuisines.

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