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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Flowers for November 1

November 1 and 2 are big holidays in the Philippines. Many people visit their departed loved ones in the different cemeteries in the city. Flower prices could rival the prices on valentine's day. So where can you buy the cheapest flowers in Cebu?

You can go to Freedom Park Carbon for the best prices. The place is filled with flowers and candles as early as the 30th. The market is practically open 24 hours during the kalag kalag season. Since it is very hard to park in the area, commuting is highly recommended. Majority of the jeepneys pass by the area or you may ask the driver if your passes Colon.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Buy your #BangonSugBohol shirts at Island Souvenir branches

The BangonSugBohol movement was started after a massive 7.2 earthquake struck the Cebu-Bohol area last Oct. 15, 2013.  The island of Bohol suffered major damage to properties and infrastructure after Intensity VII tremor .  Some bridges were destroyed causing a great difficulty in delivering relief to victims of the earthquake in some towns.  Some buildings in Cebu were also damaged but it pales in comparison to the degree of destruction in Bohol.  The BangonSugbohol movement was started by several civic organizations based in Cebu to help the vitims of the Oct. 15 earthquake.

The movement has already raised thousands of cash and countless of relief goods that has helped the Boholanos.  They held a charity concert last week which raised a lot of money and they will hold another one today at SM City Cebu.  One way to support the movement is to buy #BangonSugBohol shirts.  These shirts can be bought during the benefit concerts.  It is also available at the different Island Souvenir Branches in Cebu.  Part of the proceeds of the sales of these shirts will be used in the movement's different programs to help the areas affected by the earthquake.  Buy your shirts now and help #BangonSugBohol.  Shirts starts at Php 200.

Island Souvenirs have branches in Ayala Center and SM City Cebu.

Earthquake destroys several buildings and infrastructure including old churches
Earthquake preparedness tips
Rainmakers Sales Teams contribute to relief efforts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Craving for Vietnamese? Go to Phat Pho

Pho is one of the most popular street foods in Vietnam.  It's like their own version of mami or ramen but a vietnamese twist.  One place to find a delicious version of this very flavorful noodle is at Phat Pho.  Phat Pho is located in Crossroads Mall in Banilad.  You can't miss this place when going to Crossroads especially at night since this place is usually packed. Phat Pho is part of the Abaca Group so you could expect high quality food at a premium price but it is definitely worth the price. 

The restaurant not only offers the popular Pho but also other vietnamese favorites like Banh Mi, satay, and vegetable rolls. This is highly a recommended restaurant by a lot of people I know.  Many bloggers can attest that they really loved their experience at Phat Pho.  Better check it out and have some Pho. ;)

Other useful info:
Telephone Number 032-416-2442
Commute Info:
Taxi - Just tell them to go Crossroads (Around 2 kilometers from Ayala going to Banilad)
Jeepney - Talamban-bound Jeepneys will pass by Crossroads
Budget: Around 500 per head for a great meal

Marketmanila reviews Phat Pho
Hainanese Chicken Rice now in Cebu
Thai and Vietnamese Favorites at Lemon Grass
Dimsum - Another Cebu favorite
Steak Dinner at Olio at Crossroads Mall

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Eat All You Can @ Diamond Tong's

Looking for an affordable place that gives a wide selection of dishes in an all you can eat buffet setting? You better head to F. Cabahug Street (Panagdait/Ayala Access Road) in Cebu City and have lunch or dinner at the Original AAA Diamond Tong's.  The buffet costs around 249-299 per head depending on what day you eat since on weekends they usually include Cebu Lechon.

 Tong's is known for its Talaba (oyster).  They prepare it either fresh or grilled topped with cheese.  If you do not like oysters there is a wide selection of dishes ranging from chicken pandan to kinilaw to crispy kangkong.

 There are old time favorites like humba, sweet sour, lumpia shanghai, and shrimps.  Desserts are also available.

Tong's also offer discounts for large groups.  Some people even spend their wedding or baptismal reception there. For Instagramers and other social networking fanatics, Tong's has free WIFI. You can do selfies and food porn while enjoying the food there.

Do check it out. Tong's contact number is (+63-32) 233-7858.

The jeepney route that pass by there is 03A (Carbon to Panagdait via Mabolo). The restaurant is just across Sarrosa Hotel and besides the Caltex Gas Station.  Taxis know this place and it is not that hard to find taxi in Panagdait. There is parking for like 10 cars but usually the Caltex Gas Station allows customers to park.

Eat all you can steak at Olio
Matias BBQ: A favorite BBQ place in Mandaue
Rainmakers enjoying Joven's afternoon buffet
Japanese Eat all you can @ Mikado
Enjoying Alona Beach Bohol

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Looking for a nice Barbecue Joint? Try Yakski Barbecue!!!

Barbecue is very popular in Cebu.  You can practically see a barbecue stand/stall in every street once the sun sets.  Even way back in the 80's, Larsian became one of the famous night spots in Cebu mainly because of its affordable and tasty barbecue. Aside from Larsian, a new popular barbecue destination in the uptown area is Yakski Barbecue. 
Yakski Barbecue is located at 268 Don Mariano Cui Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City. It is a few meters away from NBI Cebu. It is just walking distance from the Cebu Provincial Capitol, Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Doctor's Hospital, and Robinsons Cybergate.
 The place is usually packed at lunch and dinnertime.  Yakski could sit around 100 people at a time and a lot of "suki" are willing to wait.  Parking could be a problem but a 100 meter walk would still be worth it.
 Prices are quiet affordable.  The puso (hanging rice) is just 3 pesos. Pork barbecue at 10 and the most expensive item would be the 70 pesos barbecued chicken breast.  Tuna Belly is sold by weight. You can have a solid meal at 100 pesos or even with just 50 pesos.

 You will have a lot of choices at Yakski Barbecue.  You can even have atay (liver), baticolon (gizzard), kasing kasing (heart), chicken skin, chorizo, and hotdog.
The place is very famous for its sawsawan or sauce.  Some customers even pour the special yakski sauce to their puso. Better check the place out especially on your cheat days! Sigurado busog mo!!

Contact Numbers: 032-4142008 or 0917-3225754


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Robinsons Homes to hold 1-Day Property Fair for its Cebu projects

Robinsons Homes (RHomes), one of the four residential brands of PSE-listed property developer Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) will be holding a 1-day Property Fair on September 21, 2013 Saturday at the Summit Circle Hotel (formerly Cebu Midtown).   The event will be from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening.

Robinsons Homes will be featuring in the event its two residential developments in Cebu: The Blue Coast Residences (BCR) in Mactan Island and The Aspen Heights Subdivision (ASP) in Consolacion, Cebu.  Whether you like to live in the mountain or the beach, Robinsons Homes has an excellent option for you. BCR is a beachfront subdivision development neighboring Cebu's best resort hotels like Shangri-La Mactan, Movenpick, Be Resorts, and Abaca. ASP meanwhile is a subdivision located at the elevated portion of the bustling town of Consolacion.  

Robinsons Homes is offering to buyers one of the best ever deals for lot purchases.  The 60 month deferred cash scheme is unheard of in the real estate industry. With this payment method, buyers will pay for their chosen subdivision lot in 60 equal interest-free monthly installments with NO SPOT Down payment. Reservation Fees are at a reasonable 10,000 pesos for ASP and 30,000 for BCR.

For reservations at the Property Fair, RHomes will be giving buyers gift certificates from Robinsons Department Store and Supermarket worth at 1,500 to 5,000 pesos. Food will also be served at the event venue.

Robinsons Homes gives site tours for either projects daily on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule a site tour and get more details about the projects and the event you may contact 0922-8334561 or 032-4065865.  You may email your queries to or . 

Call now and start the good life now with Robinsons Homes!!!

BCR Mactan

Blue Coast Residences Clubhouse

ASP overlooking the towns of Consolacion and Liloan

Flat lots even in the overlooking portion

Monday, March 4, 2013

Market Trip: Carcar City

We recently had an outing to Argao and when we passed by Carcar City, we decided to check out their public market to buy some food for our outing and also to have a chance to grab some breakfast.  We went to the back portion of their public market and lo and behold it was a piece of lechon heaven. The market has so many lechon stalls and owners even allow to have a free sample. It is flavor which is very typical for Cebu lechon. Carcar is very popular for its lechon and puso. Puso or hanging rice is rice cooked in a coconut leaf pouch.  Carcar's puso uses a native variety of rice and its sort of technicolor compared to the typical white colored rice in a Cebu City puso.

There were also many cariderias in the area and they serve a wide range of dishes that includes adobo, paklay, utan bisaya, and lumpia.  For people who likes to have an old-fashioned breakfast, goodies like puto and budbud are also available in the food stalls in the market.

If you happen to have an outing in the Southern towns of Cebu, you do not need to buy so many foods from the city since you can have excellent choices in Carcar.  Check it out!!!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Now Open: Hainanese Delights

' Love Singaporean Cuisine? You do not have to go far to enjoy Singapore's most popular dish. You can now just head down to the second level of Robinsons Cybergate and enjoy Hainanese Chicken and other yummy dishes at Hainanese Delights.  The newly opened restaurant offers a variety dishes like Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken, dumplings, noodles, squid, and even milk tea drinks. They also have value meals at 65 pesos which includes a glass of iced tea.  Their rice meals include an unlimited serving of Hainanese Rice.  You better check out this unique "fast-food".

Grilled Chicken

Dumplings! - Steamed, Fried or Mixed!

Unli- Hainanese Rice :)

The famed Hainanese Chicken

65 pesos porkchop meal --- sulit!!!

Kuchay Dumplings are quiet popular

Hainanese Fried Chicken