Cebu is well-known for its mangoes, lechon and amazing cuisine—but once you venture your culinary experiences from the restaurants to the streets, it gets even more interesting. CEBUANO STREET FOOD, ANYONE?
The opportunity for my own writer's retreat presented itself at the right place and time, when I was invited for a weekend staycation during the launch of Citadines in Cebu City. Citadines is not your 'regular' hotel--the brand is in a different niche category known as Apart'hotel, which essentially combine the best of home and … Continue reading STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU
One of my heroes, the renowned writer, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, had a peculiar writing process: she would wake up early in the morning and chick in a hotel room. She would specifically instruct the staff to remove any artworks from the walls. She would then start writing at 6:30 in the … Continue reading THE MAYA ANGELOU METHOD
Whenever I’m attending an overseas event where I have to represent the Philippines—whether it’s an international conference, business expo, product launch or even an international latin dance festival, I wear an ANTHILL piece with pride.
The opening of the brand new Mactan Cebu International Airport is a blessing to travelers in the Vis-Min area. Several years ago when I was younger, all international flights meant we have to pass through Manila. However, Cebu is fast becoming the preferred regional hub for international flights. Among the first destinations offered in Cebu … Continue reading Where to Go? Top Cebu-direct Flight International Destinations
Oh, the things Filipinos say! What are your favorites?
The Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI has had a long banking history in the Philippines. As the oldest bank in the Philippines and also the oldest in Far East Asia, no bank paints a clearer historical picture than the Bank of the Philippine Islands.
Talk about girl power. I am a big fan of this young, bright and talented woman from Cebu: Abigail Aquino. She was a former student of mine when I taught in the University of San Carlos - School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design a few years back. Now, I have seen her work online … Continue reading Amazing Cebu Drone Reel by Abigail Aquino
Filipino food is notorious for being unhealthy: high in fat content, often deep-fried with a lot of carbs. It’s difficult to order vegetarian or vegan meals in Filipino restaurants, whose food items come with meat. It may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. A lot of vegan restaurants have popped up around the city, and … Continue reading LUNHAW VEGAN CAFE – HOW TO BE VEGAN IN CEBU
Cebu salsa nights became affectionately known as a ‘tita thing’, but the crowd they draw in is far from our beloved, high-class titas: seeing an international, hip and young crowd of diverse nationalities.