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Celosia Flower Farm in Sirao

Considered as the “Little Amsterdam” of Cebu, the Celosia Flower Farm in Barangay Sirao, Cebu is now one of the tourist attractions of the island. Means “burning” in Greek, the Celosia Flowers represents fire when planted in groups because of the warm color combination it offers when fully grown. Has been existent for many years already, the Sirao Flower Farm became an instant sensation because of the help of Facebook and Instagram. Visitors who took photo of the well-maintained flower farm have made […]

Melton’s Halo Halo

Recognized as the best Halo Halo in Metro Cebu, Melton’s Halo Halo continues to delight the palate of locals and tourist who visit the Queen City of the South and taste their famous “Super Special Halo Halo”. Halo-halo is a combination of crushed ice, milk, fruits, sugar, etc, topped with Ice Cream and Corn Flakes. Some halo-halo in the country, such as Razon’s and Chowking often add the delicious leche flan to make it tastier and creamier but at Melton’s they only add […]

Jollibee at Mactan-Cebu International Airport is now open

PRESS RELEASE Arline Adeva, Jollibee PR and Communications Director at 02.6887012 / 09189632192 or arline.adeva@jollibee.com.ph Chele Mendoza, Stratworks Inc. Associate PR Director at 09178403536 or chele.mendoza@stratworks.ph Or visit www.jollibee.com.ph Jollibee brings a jolly treat to locals and tourists alike at the MCIA Jollibee provided a jolly welcome and warm send-off to locals and tourists visiting the queen city of the south with the opening of two new stores at the departure and arrival areas of Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Overseas Filipino workers and local […]

St Augustine of Hippo Parish Church in Carmen

Situated in front of St Joseph Academy in Carmen, Province of Cebu, the St Augustine of Hippo Parish Church offers a much modernized design compared to other churches in Cebu. Built in 1971, the church stands as the main church of the Municipality of Carmen, which is a third income class municipality. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 44,648 and the land area is only 32.73 mi². Because we were able to experience the Holy Thursday mass in St […]

SRCDS Discovery Hills in Tilha-Ong, Consolacion Cebu

Situated in the borders near Liloan, the SRCDS in Sitio Tagaytay, Tilha-Ong is a home to a huge Mother Mary Statue. Aside from the towering figure, which is visible in the nearby El Monte Grande Subdivision, the SRCDS Discovery Hills also has a “Stations of the Cross”, a Park for Kids and other attractions. It is located in a steep slope, with great views of the lush greeneries of Liloan and Consolacion. Accessible by Car or Motorcycle from the road that leads to […]

Casual Dining at Cebu’s Casa Verde

Considered as one of the best restaurants in Metro Cebu when it comes to casual dining, Casa Verde continues to satisfy the palate not only of locals but also tourists who come to Cebu. Able to build three branches in Cebu, which are in IT Park, Ayala Center and Ramos Area, Casa Verde is the home of Cebuanos favorite “Brian’s Baby Back Ribs”. It is one of their best-sellers, together with their finest-tasting spaghetti and “Tricia Ala Pobre”, which is a grilled fish-fillet […]

Parilya Seaside Restaurant at IL Corso

Considered as one of the finest restaurants in Metro Cebu, Parilya is now one of the most visited fine-dining restaurants in Cebu City. Aside from its simple and clean interiors, the restaurant is located just a few meters from the sea. Situated in IL Corso, City Di Mare, South Road Properties, Cebu South Coastal Road in Cebu City, Philippines, Parilya boasts its Lechon, Seafoods and Grill. It is one of the perfect venues for an outdoor candlelight dinner for an anniversary or a […]

753 Rice Toppings & Siomai in Tisa

Started its operation just a few years ago, 753 Rice Toppings & Siomai in Tisa is now one of the favorite destinations when it comes to tasting the best Siomai in the country. Unlike the original version of the “Siomai sa Tisa”, which is already mass produced & commercialized, the Siomai in 753 Rice Toppings has an exquisite taste that will surely make you ask for more. Before venturing into the siomai business, 753 Rice Toppings started with selling cooked rice with sisig, […]

Kidzoona Cebu

Slightly comparable to MetroManila’s Kidzania when it comes to role-playing and management style, Kidzoona Cebu offers a treat that kids 12 years old and below will surely enjoy. Unlike Kidzania, which is more expensive and usually takes almost a full day to experience most of its offerings, Kidzoona is a playhouse, which can already satisfy your kiddos in just 90-minutes to 3 hours of play. The name Kidzoona is combination of the words “kid” and “kizuna“, a Japanese word that means the bond […]

Pier 1 Terminal of Cebu City

Dominated by the world-class ships of Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Pier 1 Terminal of Cebu City is got to be one of the busiest Pier Terminals in the Metro. Aside from huge number of cargo trucks and heavy equipments that come and go in this port, there are regular buses that ply the Terminal-Boat route, which is the only way to ride the boat even though it is just a few meters away. Container Vans are always visible in this busy port. The entrance […]

Chicken Charlie in Cebu IT Park

We’ve heard of that tagline “everyone loves chicken”, right? You will surely love it even more if you try it the Chicken Charlie way. Unlike the usual fast-food chains in Metro Cebu, such as Jolibee, McDonalds and KFC, Charlie Chicken offers a different style in cooking and serving fried chicken. Their one-of-a-kind Soy Garlic Sauce and Hot Sauce will make both adults and kids wanting for more. Chicken Charlie, is inspired from the father’s name of the owner and founder Ifore Yu. Even […]

Felixberto’s Burgers & Hotdogs in Transcentral Highway

Situated just a few kilometers away from the boundary of Cebu City and Balamban along the Transcentral Highway, Felixberto’s Burgers & Hotdogs does not disappoint anyone who visits and eats in the place. It is just a small area in Gaas, Balamban but most bikers, hikers and motorists stop over this place to eat their very affordable food. Burgers and Hotdogs are at P30 to P50 and they sell Coffee and Sodas too. Considered as the usual “pit stop” for motorcyclists, Felixberto’s Burgers […]

San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church of Dalaguete

Ever wondered where to go next after descending from the famous Osmena Peak in Barangay Mantalongon? San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church can be one of your options. It is one of the well-preserved Baroque-Rococo structures in the province of Cebu. It suffered minor damages during the 2013 earthquake, which greatly affected the island of Bohol, but the San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church continue to look strong. Established as visita ng Carcar in the year 1960, San Guillermo de Aquitania Church became […]

Cambuhawe Spring Swimming Pool in Balamban

Recognized as one of the tourist attractions in the Municipality of Balamban, the Cambuhawe Spring Swimming Pool is no longer the same Spring Pool that it used to be. Aside from opening only on Saturdays and Sundays, the Swimming Pool is no longer maintained very well, especially during weekdays – at least, by the time we went there. Situated just a couple of kilometers from Gaisano Balamban, which is at the foot of the Transcentral Highway, Cambuhawe Spring Swimming Pool is one of […]

View of some tall buildings in Metro Cebu

Along Archbishop Reyes Avenue and N. Escario St. are just a few of the tallest buildings in Metro Cebu today. Aside from the hotels in this place, there are also on-going constructions of high-end Condominiums in the area. In the picture below is a view of the tall Parklane Hotel, Mandarin Hotel and Quest Hotel, which are just a few meters from Ayala Center Cebu inside Cebu Business Park. There are more tall buildings in the business districts and some are located in […]

Climbing the Osmeña Peak in Mantalongon, Dalaguete

Considered by many as one of Cebu’s most visited tourist attractions, the Osmeña Peak will surely make you appreciate the beauty of nature even more. Climbing the Osmeña Peak should be part of your bucket list as this is the highest point in Cebu. At 1,076.2 MASL (Meters Above Sea Level), this highest point in the island gives a spectacular view of the nearby Bohol and Negros Islands. Mantalongon is one of the 33 Barangays in the Town of Dalaguete, Province of Cebu. […]

Robinsons Selections unfolds its first Deluxe Supermarket in Cebu

Together with the Grand Opening of Metro Cebu’s newest mall Robinsons Galleria-Cebu, comes the unfolding of Cebu’s upscale Supermarket Robinsons Selections. It is basically designed for consumers with high incomes because of the unique brands and products it is selling. Nevertheless, everyone is encouraged to check their products, which are considered “your money’s worth” because of the quality. Caters to the premium market and will carry more imported merchandise than the usual Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections is not just your “ordinary” supermarket that […]

Circa 1900

Considered by many as one of Cebu’s best restaurants, Circa 1900 offers a nicely done “Mansion” that reminds us of how the Dons and Doñas live in the past. Aside from the sumptuous offerings, Circa 1900 offers a world-class ambiance that can make any Filipino proud. They have the best chefs in the country and their food presentation is comparable to luxurious hotels. Strategically located in a secluded place in Sanjercas Ville Ext Rd, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, Circa 1900 can cater to […]

Coco Palms Resort Danao

Considered by many as one of the top resorts in Cebu that is perfect for a family vacation, team building or honeymoon, Coco Palms Resort Danao offers an affordable yet very relaxing ambiance that is far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Situated in Danao City, Coco Palms Resort is great escape, perfect for a 2-3 day holiday. About an hour drive from Cebu City on normal days, the distinctive beauty and gorgeous view of the ocean is enough to make […]

Paulo Luna Resort and Spa in San Fernando

For those who do not know, Cebu has a lot to offer when it comes to hotels with beautiful Swimming Pools. Aside from the high-quality resorts located in Mactan Island, Cebu has a number of scenic and relaxing hotels in its provinces. One of the most notable of these is Paulo Luna Resort and Spa situated in San Fernando, about an hour drive from Cebu City. Surrounded with several swimming pools, hotel rooms and beach, Paulo Luna Resort and Spa offers one of […]

6D Theater Cebu at Crown Regency-Fuente

If you are looking for an adventure, that is something new, but you lack the time to go to an island such as Boracay or a faraway place such as Camiguin or wait for your turn to try the ride in a highly-populated tourist attraction, you might want to experience this 6D theater in the heart of the city of Cebu. The Six Dimensional Theater or commonly known as the 6D Theater Cebu is one of the few in the country. All your […]

Exit Now – Escape in 45-minutes Real Life Adventure

Ever wonder what to do in Cebu when you have already encountered most of its classic adventures? Exit Now Cebu may be the answer to your adventure cravings. A 45-minute (or less) reality adventure game, Exit Now offers a new definition to adrenaline rush. It is a game played by friends, families, lovers and dating couples. It extracts the best in you – physically, mentally and emotionally. Considered as the first of its kind here in Cebu, the Exit Now Real Life Escape […]

Traveling & working at the same time

Because we still love to travel, we are now developing a plan to allow us to travel and work at the same time. Working & traveling can go together especially if you enjoy experiencing the culture of the people around. Now that we are in the Events Industry and we have made many projects for people to appreciate, we are looking for ways to impart our knowledge and experiences to people from all over the country. We want to help those who want […]

Back to Travel Blogging this 2014

It has been a while since I wrote my last blog. I got so busy with a part-time business venture, which eventually turned out to become the bread and butter of the family. My wife and I got into the Balloons & Party Supplies business and we can consider our success rate, based on the bookings, to be increasing every month, which is the main reason why we stopped doing some of the things we love including travelling and writing travel blogs. This […]

Whale Shark (Butanding) maltreatment in Boljoon and Oslob

For the information of many avid readers of this travel blog, a viral photo of a girl standing on top of a whale shark, locally known as “Butanding” (Tagalog) and “Tuki” (Visayan), in Boljoon (NOT Oslob) in Cebu, has been the topic on social networking websites recently. Boljoon and Oslob are two different municipalities but are next to each other. It is highly possible that some Butanding, who used to dwell in the waters near Oslob, decided to move to another place because […]

Cebu Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE) needed in building construction

Recently, the Office of Building Officials (OBO) of Cebu City, other big cities and municipalities in Cebu, Philippines are requiring Electronics Permit duly signed by Professional Electronics Engineer or PECE as component of the building permit applications for the construction of buildings and residential houses. With this development, general contractors necessitate to tap the services of Professional Electronics Engineers in all building construction to primarily look into the telephones, CATV, fire detection and alarm systems, and other safety and security systems of buildings. […]

Virgin Beach Resort in Cebu

Are you planning to have a vacation with your family outside the bustling city? Then Virgin Beach Resort is the perfect place to be. It is situate in the northern part of Cebu, Philippines, specifically in Malbago, Daanbantayan. It is about 17 kilometers from the City of Bogo and about 120 kilometers from Cebu City. Peaceful, quite, private, relaxing and secluded are among the best things that describe Virgin Beach Resort. It is an affordable resort with world class amenities including a swimming […]

Cheap Cebu Tour Package

I’ve been travelling to the different parts of the Philippines for almost 2 years now and I don’t see any reason why I should stop doing this in the next 5 years or so – not only because I love to travel but because I bring along my wife Lisa and son Sam with me most of the time. After my tour in Bohol & Panglao over a year ago (my first and only tour package availed), I decided to write about my […]

Philippines Barangay Elections 2010 Updates and Results

This October 25, the Philippines will once again hold a voting event known as the Barangay Elections 2010. This is the second event to happen this year where people from all over the country will vote for leaders to help them in their needs including livelihood, security and health among many others. The Barangay Elections 2010 followed 5 months after the first Philippine Automated Elections happened last May 10, 2010 winning Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as President and Jejomar “Jojo” Binay as Vice-President. […]

Malacañang sa Sugbo: President’s Residence in Cebu

The Malacañang sa Sugbo (also known as Malacañan sa Sugbo, as written in the façade, and  Malacañang of the South) is considered as the official residence of the President of the Philippines when he visits Cebu and the nearby areas in the Visayas region. It was named after Malacañang Palace, the official residence of the Philippine President, in the country’s capital city, Manila. The Malacañang sa Sugbo was originally built in 1910 where the Bureau of Customs Cebu Office was housed. In 2004, […]

Galleon Andalucia in Cebu

Ever wonder what’s the actual design of a Galleon Ship used in the 17th century to export goods from country to country? If so, then you might want to visit Galleon Andalucia and have this once in a lifetime experience to witness the replica of a ship used by the galleon traders to ship materials and goods, taking the Manila-Acapulco route. The Galleon Andalucia is currently docked near Pier 1 in Cebu at the back of Malacañang sa Sugbo which is a stone […]

Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City, Philippines

The Casa Gorordo Museum was originally a house built in the mid-19th century by Alejandro Reynes Y Rosales and bought by Juan Isidro de Gorordo, a Spanish merchant, in 1863. Four generations of the Gorordo family lived in this house, including Juan Gorordo, the first Filipino bishop of Cebu in 1910-1932. Acquired in 1980 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. the house was restored and later opened as public museum. The Casa Gorordo Museum has been declared a national historical landmark by virtue […]

Cebu Subway: The first Subway Tunnel in the Philippines

Known to many as the business hub of country, Cebu now boasts one of its innovations to fast pace access to the city’s central business district – The Cebu Subway. The first of its niche in the entire Philippines, Cebu Subway stretches in a 0.97 kilometers long access from the SRP (South Road Properties) going underneath the historical Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro and ends at Sergio Osmeña Blvd. near Pier 2. The construction of the Cebu Subway which is also known […]

Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House in Cebu, Philippines

The Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House is located at 155-Lopez Jaena corner Mabini Street, Parian District in Cebu, Philippines. It is just a few steps away from the Parian Monument which is also known as Heritage of Cebu Monument and meters away from Colon Street, the oldest street in the Philippines. Considered to be one of the oldest residential houses in the Philippines, the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House was built sometime between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan […]

Tubod: A Swimming Pool of Flowing Waters in Minglanilla, Cebu

In Cebu, “tubod” is usually understood as a natural flow of ground water or a spring. It is one of the natural wonders in the Philippines where the Filipinos are proud of. A lot of people, plants and animals have been benefiting from this so called “tubod”. Because of the natural flow of this fresh water spring, swimming pools have been built in the entire country just to delight locals and foreigners of the icy-cool “tubod” which flows freely to the pool with […]

Sto. Niño de Cebu

Sto. Niño de Cebu (or Holy Child of Cebu) is a Roman Catholic figure of the child Jesus. The convent was founded on April 28, 1565 by Fr. Andres de Urdaneta which was the same day the Legazpi – Urdaneta expedition arrived in the Philippines. A place was allotted for the church and the convent of San Agustin (the place where Sto. Niño image was found) when Legazpi and his men planned the urbanization of Cebu on May 8, 1565. Sto. Niño de […]

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish in Danao City, Cebu

Built in 1755, Santo Tomas de Villanueva stands as one of the oldest church in the Philippines. Sto. Niño and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu, Baclayon Church in Bohol, St. James Parish Church in Dapitan, St. Joseph Parish Church in Camotes are just some of the very long list of old churches found in the country. Santo Tomas de Villanueva is situated in Danao City, one of the populated cities in the province of Cebu. The church suffered a partial destruction during the […]

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Cebu considered as the oldest city in the Philippines is also a home of old churches such as Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and the Sto. Niño Church. No wonder it is the birthplace of Christianity in the Philippines. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is the ecclesiastical seat of the metropolitan archdiocese of Cebu. In August 14, 1595, Cebu was constituted as diocese and on April 28, 1934 it was lifted as a metropolitan archdiocese along with dioceses of Dumaguete, Maasin, Tagbilaran (Bohol), and Talibon as suffragans. […]

Magellan’s Cross: A symbol of Cebu

Cebu City’s main attraction and the symbol of the city is the Magellan‘s Cross. In fact the symbol and the chapel’s image can be found in the city’s seal. Magellan’s Cross also a symbol of Roman Catholicism in the Philippines, is a Christian cross deep-seated by Spanish and Portuguese explorers as told by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu on April 21 1521.This is along with the baptism celebration of the island chief Rajah Humabon, his wife, and some 800 of their followers […]

Heritage of Cebu: A sculptural-monumental tableau

The Heritage of Cebu is a dramatic scene found in Parian Park. It is a panorama of the early Filipinos, to the dawn of the European Colonization, the revolution in 1896 and the birth of the Republic of the Philippines. The Heritage of Cebu is the heroic contribution of the Cebuano people and the saga of events which happened to the island of Cebu in the Phillippines. These are the vital elements in the formulation of the nation we know and see today. […]

Rajah Humabon park in Cebu

Rajah Humabon was the first Filipino chieftain to embrace Christianity in the Philippines. He is regarded as the bravest and wisest man in the island of Cebu. When Ferdinand Magellan landed on Cebu on April 7, 1521, Sunday, Rajah Humabon made a blood compact with Magellan as a symbol of their newfound friendship. A similar ritual was done in Bohol during the Sandugo: Blood Compact between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna as a sign of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. […]

Fort San Pedro: Smallest and Oldest Fort in the Philippines

Cebu City known as the Queen City of the South is regarded as the oldest city in the Philippines. It is one of those cities rich in historical attractions as this is where the first Spanish settlement took place.  These historical attractions served as the monument of the city’s tumultuous past. One of the city’s historical attractions is Fort San Pedro which is known as the smallest and oldest fort in the Philippines. It is located near Plaza Independencia, in the pier area […]

Colon Street: Oldest Street in the Philippines

Colon Street is considered as the first and oldest street in the Philippines. It is located in downtown area of Cebu City, Cebu and has been the witness of so many events that happened during the Spanish settlement. It was named after Cristopher Columbus, a navigator, colonizer, and explorer from Genoa, Italy. The original plan of the town’s design was made by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, a Spanish explorer who arrived in the Philippines to constitute a settlement in 1565 on a fleet […]

Birhen sa Simala: Monastery of the Holy Eucharist

The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist or commonly known to Cebuanos as “Birhen sa Simala” is situated in the southern part of Cebu. Specifically located in Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines, the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is famous for the miracles made by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many are already walking testimonials to her divine grace and power for several different occurrences that happened to their lives. This is one of the many churches in the Philippines that practices Roman […]

Kan-irag Nature Park in Cebu, Philippines

Kan-irag Nature Park is one of the less visited tourist destinations in Cebu, Philippines as it is found in the upland area of the city, specifically in Barangay Malubog. It used to be a bare mountain but due to the reforestation project by the Ayala’s it became a functioning watershed. During summer season where El Nino is experienced, the water level becomes low and sometimes drought is experienced making the watershed  less functional. It is a home to about 27 native bird species […]

Tops in Busay, Cebu

“Tops” is one of the most overrated tourist spots in Cebu. It can be found in Barangay Malubog, Busay, Cebu City in the Philippines. The entrance of Tops along the main road of Busay is fronting the entrance of Doce Pares Zip-line Adventure.  Other attractions which can be found in the mountainous areas of Cebu are Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort, Q Park, The Family Park, Cebu Taoist Temple and a lot more. Tops is owned by Emro Holdings Inc. and has an entrance […]

Cebu Taoist Temple: Taoism in the Philippines

The Cebu Taoist Temple or The Philippine Taoist Temple Inc. is situated inside Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu in the Philippines. The building of Cebu Taoist Temple commenced in 1972 by a group of Chinese. The main temple is elevated over 270 meters above the sea level and the highest area is about 300 meters above sea level. It has a nearby temple named Phu Sian built by another Chinese Community but is not open to the public. Cebu Taoist Temple is open to […]

Museo Sugbo: The Cebu Provincial Museum

Cebu has been a premiere tourist destination in the Philippines. Not only the nature parks and adventures you can enjoy in Cebu but you can also see the history of the Philippines through very informative Museums such as Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum, Fort San Pedro Museum and a lot more. One of the most interesting museums in Cebu is Museo Sugbo or also known as The Cebu Provincial Museum. Museo Sugbo is located in M.J. Cuenco Avenue in the old Spanish-era area […]

D’ Family Park in Talamban, Cebu, Philippines

One of Cebu’s famous man-made park is D’ Family Park found in Talamban, Cebu in the Philippines. It is a nature park with a mini zoo similar to Crocolandia in Talisay, Cebu. It is perfect for family picnic and venue for large group activities and it is the first of its kind here in Cebu. It is inside the 20-hectare compound managed by the Metropolitan Cebu Water District or MCWD. D’ Family Park offers a variety of recreational activities for both Locals and […]

Q Park at Compostela Cebu, Philippines

Q Park is located in the northern part of Cebu Province. It is in the Municipality of Compostela, between Liloan and Danao City in the Philippines. This is an on-going project of Norberto Quisumbing Jr.’s family and the Norkis Group. It is “A legacy to the Filipino people and a place to remember” as the owners call it. Getting to Q Park Cebu is quite easy. From Cebu City, go straight to Mandaue’s national highway, then all the way straight to Barangay Magay, […]

Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort in San Fernando, Cebu

Hidden Paradise in San Fernando, Cebu in the Philippines is one of the unknown resorts in the country. It is found in a secluded and mountainous area in Brgy. Ilaya, San Fernando, Cebu. It was our first visit to the place and we had a hard time looking for signs that lead to Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort. We asked several people in San Fernando to give us directions and at long last we found the right corner going to the Resort. It is […]

Go-Karting at Kartzone, Cebu, Philippines

Summer has just started here in the Philippines and everybody’s preparing for their own summer escapade. Mostly people would spend some time out on a beach or nature trekking and some would prefer trying out different adventures or sports within the city. One of the hippest sports to try in Cebu is go-karting at KartZone in F. Cabahug Mabolo, Cebu City in the Philippines. Go-karting, also known as karting, kart racing or go-kart here in the Philippines, is a version of open-wheel motor […]

Zip-line at Doce Pares, Busay-Malubog, Cebu, Philippines

Zip-line has been one of the most exciting and thrilling adventure these days. In fact, it is one of my childhood fantasies. Just this afternoon, I made a fantasy become a reality. My wife and I went to Doce Pares, Mountain Training Park in Barangay Busay-Malubog, Cebu City in the Philippines. Zip-line is also known as zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, flying fox or death slide in the Philippines. Zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on two points […]

Visita Iglesia in the Philippines

“Visita Iglesia” is derived from the Spanish Language which means “Church Visits”. It is traditionally practiced every Maundy Thursday or commonly known in the Philippines as Holy Thursday to visit several different Churches. I believe this started in Rome where the pilgrims asked for penance as they visit seven pilgrim churches. Some Filipinos make the seven churches into fourteen and say the Stations of the Cross with one station in each cross. Some visits only one church to say their prayers, penitence and […]

Crocolandia in Talisay City, Cebu

Just this afternoon my wife and I finally decided to visit Crocolandia in Talisay City, Cebu here in the Philippines. We’ve heard a lot of good comments about this mini zoo and we want to see it ourselves. Crocolandia is a 45 minutes to 1 hour travel from Cebu City, found in a semi-secluded area in Biasong, Talisay City. We went there by motorcycle and we had a hard time reaching the place as there are less signs, advertisements or pointers that led […]

Palm Sunday at San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Tisa

Palm Sunday or “Bendita sa Lukay (Filipino)” is celebrated every Sunday before the Easter Sunday. It is a moveable feast observed by the Christians. It commemorates an event noted by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John which are collectively known as the gospels. OT: The word “gospel” comes from an Old English word that meant “good tale” or “good news.” Today the word “gospel” is used to describe the 4 New Testament books that present the life of Christ. In a general sense, gospel […]

Earth Hour Celebration in Cebu, Philippines

About Earth Hour Earth Hour was organized in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when over 2 million homes and businesses put their lights off for 60 minutes to show their concern on our planet and make their stand against climate change. A year later Earth Hour became a worldwide movement in 35 countries with more than 50 million people voting for Earth. Widely known landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Rome’s Colosseum, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and The CN Tower […]

Side A: Concert at Ayala Center Cebu, The Terraces

Side A recently launched a new album entitled “Only 1” featuring the song “Tila”. Side A is the Philippines’ premiere band with platinum-certified albums and is multi-awarded. They are best known for their romantic ballad “Forevermore” and heartbreak song, “Tell me”. The band was organized in 1985, and performed at the Calesa Music Bar and Lounge at the Hyatt Regency, Pasay City between 1986 and 1989. Eva Marie (written by Joey Benin) was their first song which was recorded in 1987 and first […]

Islands Souvenirs: I Love Cebu Shirts

History of Islands Souvenirs The idea of Islands Souvenirs took form in the early 1990’s. The germ of a concept was inspired by the founder and chief executive Jay Aldeguer’s travels in Europe and around the Philippine Archipelago. He saw the need for light and practical souvenirs and “pasalubong” items. In every place he visited, he recalls buying all sorts of mementos from miniature figurnes to books. But as his bag filling up he decided to purchase souvenir T-shirts instead. They were lighter […]

Playing Card Games & Magic Tricks: A Filipino Pastime

Some Filipinos who are a bit “world-weary” tend to practice some magic tricks. Even if it’s not 100% perfect they post it on YouTube so everyone can see his “Ha-ha-ha”. Well, I’m talking about myself. I want to show this very simple magic trick that I made at home a couple of years ago. I showed this trick to a lot of kids and they were stunned (LOL). Some who sneaked at my back found out how I did it but I still […]

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