Artwork with multiple interpretations

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

THERE'S no need for Revo Yanson to explain his artwork for you. Even if he's not around to do the explaining, you can interpret them based on your perspective.

"I'm always interested in art that uses forms and symbols to evoke emotive responses. Art that uses ambiguity, irony, symbolism and leave the artwork open to multiple interpretations relative to the viewer's experience," Revo says of his works.

The story of waling-waling

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

MY MOM was a lover of flowers. When the orchid boom came, she was one of the frontliners of the growers and lovers. Our home was like paradise. In every nook and corner, there were orchids.

She had a collection of all varieties. Mom was a homebody and dedicated her leisure time to her garden-hands on. She would study the perfect spot where this variety should be situated. Some orchids do not thrive in too much sun, so nets were set up in specific spots without destroying the overall aura of the landscape.

Amazing designs of a theater genius

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

STUDENTS of art and design will love the latest exhibit at The Negros Museum. Badong Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage was brought to Bacolod by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with sponsorships from 2GO and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The gorgeous presentation of the works of a theater genius will run until September 15 and this will give visitors ample time to study in more than one visit the vastness of ideas from the mind of the one and only National Artist for Theater Design in the country.

Training young campus journalists

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

ARMED with pen and paper, the young campus writers of Tabao National High School in Valladolid and San Enrique National High School in San Enrique braved the rain over the weekend to attend a seminar-workshop on basic journalism.

The activity was called Inkblots 2014, facilitated by the staff of Philippine Artisan, the official student publication of the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas (TUP-V) based in Talisay.

In the Mood for New Makeup

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 05:59 p.m.

M·A·C Moody Blooms Collection is available at the M·A·C Counter in Rustan’s Department Store, Ayala Center Cebu

Moody weather is mostly bed weather. But when you need to work, you have to go and part with your bed. There are a thousand and one creative ways to motivate yourself to peel your body away from the comfort of a glorious day spent under the bed sheets. For a face-paint-obsessed girl, working on a new color palette is seriously exciting business! If you are up for a game-changer, here what the local M·A·C counter has to offer!

A Japanese Tradition in Cebu

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 05:55 p.m.

A CHANCE conversation several thousand feet in the air led to a long-standing friendship and business venture.

So describes Carlostito Gothong of how his father met Japanese businessman Hideo Goto on an international flight. Goto turned out to be from the second of three generations that have owned and operated Japanese cake shop Fujinoya for the past 50 years. A decade since that first encounter, Fujinoya has opened its doors to the Filipino public with its first shop outside Japan, right here in Cebu.

All things dairy: Sidedish

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 05:53 p.m.

AN EXPERIENCE woven around cheese happened last week. And Emborg and Friendship dairy products were at the limelight.

The two European dairy brands were showcased at “Purple Feast” last Thursday at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management Cebu in Synergis IT Center in Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City.

Tender Whoopie recipe: Potluck

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 05:52 p.m.

You can make the Cream Cheese Tender Whoopie Cookies at home. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients: 250 grams Emborg unsalted butter; 85 grams icing sugar; ½ tsp. vanilla bean paste; 250 grams cake flour; 40 grams cornstarch; and ¼ tsp. salt.

Food trends still 'in': Sira-sira store

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 05:48 p.m.

AT THE dawning of 2014, Forbes predicted food trends that would catch the stomach of the eating public. Some of the predictions sounded ordinary—chicken wings being sold in restaurants—while some seemed too difficult to swallow. Mashup dishes attracted a following at first, but it didn’t really catch like wildfire.

Social media trends

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:41 a.m.

I THINK one doesn’t have to be active online to know what the latest trend is these days. Even my grandmother, who doesn't use computers or smart phones, knows what's going on in the World Wide Web. Somehow, these trends manage to make their way to us, whether we like it or not.

In the past few weeks, it's virtually impossible to avoid coming across the two new viral yet different trends.

Negros Museum hosts exhibit on theater design

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:40 a.m.

AN ART exhibit on theater stage design opened at the Negros Museum in Bacolod last August 20 and will run until September 15.

Titled “BADONG—Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage,” the exhibit features the art of theater design which remains largely unknown or unappreciated due to the lack of awareness of what it requires and how crucial it is to a theater production.

Association of Negros Producers celebrating 26th anniversary

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 01:39 a.m.

A MONTH-long series of activities marks the 26th year of the Association of Negros Producers (ANP), with the theme "26 Years of Sell-ebrating the Negrense Lifestyle."

The celebrations kicked off with a 3K and 5K Fun Run last Aug. 16 and an Anniversary Sale at The Negros Showroom with up to 50 percent discount on selected products. The anniversary sale is ongoing until Aug. 31 both at the Lacson and Robinsons Place Bacolod branches of The Negros Showroom.

Best of Pinoy culinary

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

NOBODY can question Dabawenyos' love for food. But they, too, are known frugal when it comes to spending because they want the best of two worlds in price and quality.

Be that the case, restaurant owner Glenn G. Yap wants to offer quality yet affordable dishes, all for the price-sensitive Dabawenyos.

Celebrating Fete De La France

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:36 p.m.

AS A commemoration of its rich heritage, Delsey Paris, in partnership with the French Embassy hosted the Fete de la France, a celebration of French National Day held last July.

As a brand rooted in the culture and history of France, Delsey envisions the said event to be an annual festivity to raise awareness and honor the beautiful culture and inspiring influence of its country.

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu takes you beyond “I Do”

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.

To make your wedding day extra special, book your wedding reception from now until Sept. 19, 2014 at only P1,400 net per person for a minimum of 100 guests, and get premium upgrades that only Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu can offer.

Enjoy a two-night stay at the Bridal Suite, use of the coaster, and free corkage. Other complimentary inclusions are: a special buffet menu, table centerpieces, use of the LCD projector and motorized screen, use of the VIP Holding Room, and access to all public areas for your pre or post-nuptial pictorials.

Hyundai treats One Hyundai Club members to the movies

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.

Hyundai Cebu Inc. let all One Hyundai Club (OHC) members in Cebu enjoy a Reel Deal treat with an exclusive showing of the hit film, “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The air was filled with an excited buzz at SM City Cebu Cinema 1 as close to 500 OHC members showed up to enjoy the premium experience that Hyundai offered.

Stellar Estates PH opens office

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.

Stellar Estates PH is a boutique real estate brokerage firm conceptualized by six real estate brokers and longtime friends. It took a year of planning before the opening of its office located at the G/F Door 1-A Marison Condominium C. Rosal St. Lahug, Cebu City.

What made this real estate firm different from the rest is the simple vision the owners have: to be a reliable real estate brokerage firm with sound reputation for exemplary sales, high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

Wet Weekend: Pool Party at Marco Polo Plaza

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:06 p.m.

NOT SURE where to go for the coming long weekend? Stay in Cebu and experience a pool party a thousand feet high at Cebu City’s finest this weekend!

Spectrum, the producers of epic events such as the Sinulog Invasion and Univercity, together with Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and Pioneer DJ brings you Wet Weekend Pool, an Invasion Tour party on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Get cool gadgets this Cyber Month at SM City Cebu

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:06 p.m.

Get all your cool gadgets and gears this Cyber Month in SM City Cebu.

Enjoy up to 50 percent discount on selected items at Cyberzone, SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware, and other participating stores in the mallwide SM’ Tech Sale ongoing until Aug. 31.

Sleight of Hand

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:01 p.m.

THESE days, everyone is accustomed to having everything instantly. Fast food, faster transportation, high-speed Internet, and websites and apps that are all about having everything done right now, never a minute or a second too soon.

Despite the fast-paced lifestyle that technology affords us, there is still nothing like the preciousness of something that has been painstakingly done the slow and often difficult way. Detailed work done by hand offers the personality and history that machines and technology simply cannot replace.

How to wear overalls without looking like a child

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:00 p.m.

WHO didn’t wear overalls as a little girl? Reminisce those carefree days of youth, without actually looking like you’re five again, because overalls are back in style.

• For grown-ups wearing overalls, fit is the most important thing. They shouldn’t be too loose or they’re going to make you look bulky. They should also not be too tight, especially around the crotch of the pants.

Makeup trends for Fall 2014: The Beauty Enthuasiast

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:59 p.m.

NOT all makeup looks that go down the runways are what most of us would consider wearable. We have to keep in mind that these fashion shows are that: shows. They’re not always supposed to be very real-life-friendly, but that’s okay: We can still draw inspiration from these looks and make them our own. Here are some to try from the Fall 2014 trends.

Metallic finishes

Ramon’s joke backfires on him

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

RAMON Bautista has been declared persona non grata or an unwelcome person for using the word hipon or shrimp, which also has an idiomatic meaning. PEP quoted his joke: “Tama! Ang daming hipon dito sa Davao! Alright!”

The Davao City council unanimously voted to declare Bautisa as unwelcome in Davao for the joke he cracked. He used hipon to illicit laughter. Hipon refers to a person or a woman who has a beautiful body but an unpleasant face.

Why Marian needs baptism

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

WHAT follows an egagement? A wedding, naturally. So during the birthday bash of movie producter Mother Lily Monteverde, Manila media did not waste time to ask Marian River about her upcoming wedding date with fiance Dingdong Dantes.

Yes, they have gone to a wedding coordinator. Yes, everything went smoothly. And then there was the surprise item: she needs to get baptized again in a Catholic ceremony in the Philippines, PEP reported.

Regine admits ‘no longer hot property’

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:55 p.m.

While Marian Rivera was a picture of a happy woman expecting an important milestone that’s happening soon, Regine Velasquez was that of a happy wife and mother above being a performer. Unlike before, she says “I now plan my life” because of being a wife and a mother.

In fact, her stint in Cebu last Friday for the Regional Kapuso Fans Day, her eighth so far, was a fly-in, fly-out thing because she didn’t want to miss her son Nathan James (or Nate) and vice versa.

“Pagsulay” book launch set on Aug. 25

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:52 p.m.

The book describes images of 26 churches in Bohol before and after the Oct. 15 earthquake

AYALA Center Cebu will present “Pagsulay: Churches of Bohol Before and After the Earthquake of 2013” in a launching ceremony on Monday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. at the mall’s Activity Center.

CIDFF offers free film screenings to Cebu film buffs

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 06:50 p.m.

FILM lovers are invited to watch more than 20 films in its Asian premier showing in the 3rd Cebu International Documentary Film Festival (CIDFF) from Aug. 25 to 30 in different venues.

Miss CdeO 2014 bets prepare for the big night

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:31 a.m.

DESIGNING a masterpiece is a combination of passion and creativity. Threads woven to execute grace and style making a model become an instrument for the designer’s imagination to come to life. Truly, it is an inspiring tale between the muse and the artist.

In a night full of glamor, glitter and style, the twelve Miss Cagayan de Oro candidates wore MAGS dresses for their casual wear and the creations of the Oro Fashion Designer’s Guild last August 16, 2014 at Centrio Ayala Mall.

My three favorite apps

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:17 a.m.

THIS is the last in a series of what I term as “Bits and Pieces of Americana 2014,” a personal and highly subjective survey of what’s “hot” or in vogue, the “must-sees” and the “must-haves,” the highlights and the benchmarks of that vast landscape of detritus and delights which comprise American popular culture (and of which we Pinoys are such ardent consumers of, not without its merits— I must say).

So where were we in this so-called survey of the American cultural landscape?

Domus Dei: The face of God

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 02:16 a.m.

EVERY August 15, the Assumption Alumnae of Bacolod come together in fellowship to honor Our Lady and our alma mater.

This year’s celebration was different. It was spent at the Domus Dei Complex in Silay. Within the complex are the St. John Marie Vianney Shrine and the Columbary, a project of the Diocese of Bacolod City. We offered Mass together and shared an afternoon of agape and some songs with the retired, old and sick priests of the Diocese.

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