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Movenpick, At Last!


So, interesting story. Two weeks ago, I got an invite from the marketing head of Movenpick Resort and Spa in Mactan (previously Hilton.) If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll notice that the resort has been featured a couple of times since I discovered Olango (my new favorite.) So, anyway, Movenpick was recently awarded the Green Globe award. And to tell some bloggers and media guys about it, a small cocktail event was held.

You guys know that I live in Cebu City. And considering all the recent road repairs and stuff, the trip from Cebu to Mactan would take at least forty minutes. Which was why I left home at 5 pm. Surely, I wouldn’t miss the 6 pm cocktail event. Well… Hahaha!

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Movenpick is A-MA-ZING!

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Cordova


If you want to de-stress without having to shell out a fortune, go to Cordova. Only twenty minutes from Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova offers peace, quiet, and lotsa fresh air. And don’t forget the amazing food and the jaw-dropping view of Metro Cebu! Work has been crazy lately, so last Sunday, exactly one week after my Olango adventure, I drove all the way to Cordova to help me start another work week with nothing but positive vibes.

If you have time, give Cordova a visit. You’ll love it there!

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Cordova, Cebu

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A Different View


Last week, I got a chance to reach the rooftop of the Apple One building at the Cebu Business Park. In case you hadn’t heard yet, the Apple One building is one of the most popular destinations in Cebu City these days. The rooftop is currently occupied by a restaurant called Blue Elephant. Haven’t tried the restaurant coz I heard it’s really expensive. But they say that the view from up there is just so breath-taking that you end up not giving a shiz about the fat tab. Haha! Well, thankfully, a friend asked me to tag along when she went there to schedule a function. So, I didn’t have to shell out a fortune just to see the ‘golden view’ everyone is talking about.

So, let’s keep the ball rolling, shall we? Here are some photos from the top floor of Apple One at the Cebu Business Park. Enjoy!

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Now here’s a totally different view – Cebu City, as seen from the Cebu Business Park.

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Peace and Chaos in Olango


Okay, so last Sunday, I was looking for a little peace and quiet.  I don’t know why and how but out of all the possible options, I found myself driving (once again) towards the island of Mactan. And before I could even realize, I was headed towards the Mactan Shrine. I know it would’ve been a perfect opportunity to snap some shots of the small mangrove forest fronting the spot. But strangely, I didn’t stop at the parking lot. Instead, I continued driving towards Punta Engaño. Before long, I was at the gate of the ‘Hilton wharf’ (FYI – locals still refer to the hotel as Hilton even though the official name is already Movenpick) and chatting up the security guard about boat trips to Olango. You heard that right. It was already almost 4 and out of the many things that I could possibly do on a Sunday afternoon, I was seriously thinking about going to Olango. I know it sounds crazy but as I stood outside the perimeter fence of the wharf, I suddenly imagined myself driving through the small quiet roads of Olango. I was obviously just waiting for an encouragement. So, when the guard asked “Byahe ka Olango, sir? (Are you traveling to Olango Island, sir?)” my quick, confident reply was a solid and rather loud ‘Yes!’

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Late afternoon in Olango. Can’t get better than this.

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A Lovely Night By The Bay


Last Sunday, desperate for a new spot to check out (thought about finally going up to Tops View Garden in Busay but heard that they charge 200 bucks, so… haha!) I found myself heading towards the Industrial Capital of the South – Naga City. I’m not sure what I’d find there but I was ready to shoot anything interesting that I’d come across. I remembered that my folks were raving about the city’s ‘bay walk.’ I’d actually been there. But the ‘bay walk’ that they described to me wasn’t the ‘bay walk’ that I saw with my own eyes a couple of years ago. I remember that it was not really interesting. So, I guess now’s the perfect time to see what the city has done to their seaside park. Maybe now I’ll change my mind.

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Quite impressive, I must say. Welcome to Naga City’s Bay Walk.

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The 2014 Sinulog Season Is Here!


Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama officially opened earlier tonight the Sinulog Season in Cebu. Cebu’s Sinulog Season starts with the Walk with Jesus Dawn Procession and ends with the closure of the Sinulog winning photos exhibit in February. The launching program began with a short parade followed by a choral competition and the 2014 Sinulog Idol. As usual, the event was held at the Fuente Osmeña circle in midtown Cebu. Beginning tonight, with the help of participating schools and universities, nightly cultural shows will be presented at the circle. Check out these photos of the event.

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Viva Pit Senyor!

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