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Flavors of Sugbu

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IN CONJUNCTION with the Department of Tourism’s cultural and culinary event “Flavors of the Philippines,” key cities and provinces showcased their local cuisines to create awareness and promote the local food. In Cebu, SM City Cebu has been supporting this endeavor. This year’s event dubbed “Sugbu” had Chef Raki Urbina of the Laguna Group of […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Of flowers, ferns and foliage: inside the majestic gardens by the bay

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Singapore—My feet and calves are screaming for me to stop and rest after an hour of going around the Cloud Forest of Gardens by the Bay. At the time of this writing, it is Wednesday, my third day in Singapore in a trip that is part of what I call “periodic reconditioning”—or more appropriately, a […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

JACK IS BACK

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OH great — he’s back. Yes, that’s right folks, thatstumbling, bumbling loser of a sea captain — Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) — is back in yet another film version of a Disneyland e-ticket “thrill” ride in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Being a full-out Disney junkie, I can testify the first […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Harolds Hotel offers Hcafe Themed Nights buffet

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HAROLDS Hotel, one of Cebu’s premiere business hotels, introduces Hcafe’s new themed nights buffet, which is now available six days a week. Satiate your cravings as they bring in Truly Asian every Monday, Mediterranean Night every Tuesday,  Eastern Western Fusion on Wednesdays, Grills Gone Wild on Thursdays, Worldly Treasures on Fridays, and The Great Harold’s […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

The wedding of your dreams

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You dreamed of walking down the aisle in a gorgeous gown toward your real-life prince charming waiting at the end. This, dear princess, is your fairy tale ending—or beginning. In celebration of romance and happily-ever-afters, Radisson Blu Cebu, a five-star hotel owned by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporations, is giving away a special treat to […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Internationally acclaimed advocacy film ‘Ang Araw Sa Likod Mo’ opens today in cinemas nationwide

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AFTER waving the Philippine flag in several international film festivals, the full-length feature film “Ang Araw Sa Likod Mo (The Sun Behind You)” will now be shown in cinemas nationwide starting today, March 24. The highly-acclaimed independent film written and directed by Dominic Carlo Nuesa tells the stories of the Scout Rangers, known officially as […]

Posted: May 23rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Kandaya Kinda Summer

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The first time I saw Kandaya was on paper, an architect’s rendition that—even on a one dimensional page—felt grandiose. Jewelle Yeung was discussing the details of the dining hall with her mother Dame Mariquita Salimbangon-Yeung, pondering over the indoor structures inspired by fishermen’s wooden traps that were to encase the tables, turning them into private […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Reb Atadero: Show and tell

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A teacher has to have knowledge of the material, but knowledge alone isn’t enough. Creativity and humility is what sums up the expertise of a good teacher. Once a kid with wild imagination, now an adult with philosophical inclination, 28-year-old musical theater performer Reb Atadero knows that teaching theater arts has to be an act […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Having a blast in Boracay

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It was my second time in Boracay, a place that’s close to my heart for it reminds me of my dearly departed friend Orly Cajegas who served as my tour guide there in 2015. Now here I am appreciating it even more. I was part of the media group that joined the inaugural Cebu-Caticlan flight […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Affordable Dim Sum with a Michelin Star

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THE PRESTIGIOUS Michelin Star is a hallmark of fine dining, an international rating system used by Paris-based Michelin Guide to grade restaurants on their quality. It is the highest form of recognition in the culinary world. Only fine dining and expensive restaurants dominate the list. Star recipients gain immense prestige and exposure along with honor. […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Life | Read More »