Seaside Sessions At The SkyPark Schedules

Where else can you find a spectacular view of the sunset but at the Seaside? 
Enjoy the everyday sunset on neon bean bags at SM Seaside. 

Daily free shows schedules: 

Monday Blues – Jazz Music

On Mondays, guests can enjoy the jazzy, soulful sounds of artists belting out the Monday Blues.

 


Standard Tuesdays– Your Favorite Karaoke Hits

Standard Tuesday will have you humming with glee as we listen to live karaoke hits sung by expert crooners on stage.

 

Acoustic Wednesdays – Covers of Billboard Chart-topping Hits

Acoustic Wednesday strips back the layers of musical instruments, giving listeners a more intimate sound with melodies and vocals up front and center with the latest chart-topping hits.

 

VisPop Thursdays – Original Visayan Pop Music

VisPop Thursday celebrates Visayan language through music as our very own local artists belt out songs of love, longing, life’s journey and friendship all written through the unique perspective of a Bisaya.

 

LitFest Fridays – Cebu Literary Festival

LitFest Friday invites performers to the microphone for talks, moderated conversations, book readings, spoken word, theater, music and poetry.

 

Saturdate Movies – Outdoor Cinema Experience

Warm tropical nights spent at The Sky Park with the added perk of watching your favorite movie on giant screens with the night sky as backdrop lit by the constellations. Sit back and relax on beanbags and enjoy SaturDate Movie Sessions.

 

Sunday Funday – Family Fun Activities

Sunday Funday Sessions is for the whole family! Magic and amazing feats for children will set Sundays at The Sky Park apart from the rest as the day showcases an exhilarating blend of whimsy of powerful athleticism from acrobats, inspiring imagery from stilt walkers, balloon twisters and magicians.


Event time daily is at 6:00 PM. Enjoy a variety of entertainment all month long starting July 17, 2017 with Sessions at The Sky Park.

#SeasideSessionsAtTheSkyPark #SeasideSunsetAtTheSkyPark

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MOVIE REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Hey, do you miss my movie reviews? It’s been awhile.

I thought I will be visiting a house full of cobwebs — old, boring, and with rehashed memories — but surprisingly, it is youthful, vigorous, and sparkling. Suddenly, Spider-Man movies become relevant to the bigger world of superheroes.

While it faithfully adhere to the friendly neighborhood charisma that I used to know, (in fact it’s the most racially friendly superhero movie I’ve ever watched), it also stirs memories of the great coming of age years of self-discovery and unrestrained enthusiasm. The producers can even make a spin-off from here.

Hollywood’s newest Spider Man, Tom Holland, brought all his youth, swag, and gymnastic skills in this movie. These are evident especially when he has the face mask on. It would be easy to identify him as the best Spider Man that the social media savvy millennials can relate. He seems to be the first vlogging superhero.

It’s the perfect movie for the family especially those with teens. It has great insights on the struggle of the youth and how should it be managed.

8.5/10

P.S.

Have you tried the popcorn at The Movie Snack Bar in Ayala Center Cebu? I had sour cream and barbecue yesterday for the first time. They were both way better than that of the most hyped brand. Just give it a chance and be a convert like me.
By the way, there are two post credit scenes. Please be patient. It’s fun!

Thank you, Ayala Center Cebu for the movie treat.

#EthysMovieReview #AyalaCinemas #TheMovieSnackbar #SpiderManHomecomingAtAyala

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Flu Home Remedies (Non-Medical Relief)

Flu is coming. It’s not only Game of Thrones that is upon us but also the common colds and flu in the air. Since Friday I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather. I have doubled the dose of my alkaline Vitamin C and has been religiously taking my multivitamins. However, these are just a little bit too late since I think I already caught the flu.



What to do? 

My nose are not yet clogged but I can already feel that my throat is dry and itchy and occasionally I cough.

At times like this, I usually employ these non-medical flu hacks and intervention. 

1. A serving of a Hot Toddy. Yes, brandy and whisky can alleviate your feeling when you have a flu. It may not kill the virus but its effect is almost instant. A Hot Toddy is 1:8 Whisky and Hot Water mixed together with lemon and other spices. Try it to believe. Be sure you are of age and please don’t consume more than enough alcohol as it may cause dehydration.

2. Speaking of dehydration, most common cold causes dry throat and mouth especially during sleeping. It is therefore logical to increase the moisture content of your room. But how? Use air humidifiers. There are many air humidifiers in the market today, I bought mine from an online store for only 900 pesos. The relief of breathing through a moist air while your throat is dry is immediate.

3. Lastly, don’t forget to gargle with Bactidol. Yes, I need to be very specific with the brand as other may have not the same effect as Bactidol. Gargling with it directing it to the throat as you wake up in the morning and every 4 hours thereafter and before sleeping kills the bacteria in your throat that may have caused the irritation. This helps to prevent loss of voice. Easy on Bactidol, be sure to direct it only to the throat and not the tongue as it may burn it that may result in loss of appetite.

 

I hope this helps. Get well soon!

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Make Your Own Havaianas 2017 pays homage to the 90’s!

I think the ’90s is the best decade in my lifetime. It was on the ’90’s when we saw the birth of an invention that changed all of our lives forever; from Walkman to that familiar sound of the dial-up Internet, mIRC and hot mails. It was a crucial crossroad of time when the world shifted from analog to digital. A great decade where we learn to hope and take those baby steps to lay the foundation of the technology that we enjoyed today. Photos and games were in 8-bit but we are sure that it’s just the start of something revolutionary, a defining moment of humanity.

In celebration of the great decade of the ’90s, Havaianas offers commemorative pairs and pins in Make You Own Havaianas 2017 (MYOH 2017)

This year’s commemorative pair comes in a classic black sole with pixels, inspired by the 8-bit video games that defined the decade. 
Look who got his pair. 🙂 

With other Cebu Bloggers Society members.

The ’90s-themed pins are choices of throwback icons of a TV, cassette tape, boom box, and a video game icon. There’s a pin that simply says “I ❤ 90s”. Glow-in-the-dark pins are also available for the star gazers. It come in five super fun designs: a lightning bolt, smiley, star, and lips.

 

In Cebu, this year’s MYOH will have two legs. Head to All Flip-Flops Ayala Center Cebu on June 9 to 12 and All Flip-Flops SM Seaside City on June 15 to 18. 



Follow Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @havaianasphils on Twitter and Instagram for updates on #MYOH2017. Plan your masterpiece ahead by mixing and matching different combos at myoh.havaianasphilippines.com.
For the first time ever, Havaianas makes use of 3D printing technology that can print pins before your eyes. 

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Kowloon Shangri-la Hong Kong Invites Cebuanos

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In an exclusive four-course dinner at Shangri-la Mactan’s Ocean Pavilion, representatives from Kowloon Shangri-la Hong Kong headed by its General Manager, Mr. Ulf Bremer, introduced the award winning Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel to Cebu while inviting everyone to stay with them on their next travel to Hong Kong whether for business or leisure.

Kowloon Shangri-la Communications Team with GM Ulf Bremer

Kowlooon Shangri-la has been consistently on Condé Nast Traveler’s “World’s Top Hotels Gold List” and Travel and Leisure’s “Asia’s Top 25 Hotels List” since 1997. These along with other prestigious awards easily transformed into a very high repeat guest rate of around 50% (That’s really huge!), while more than 32% of staff have served the hotel for more than 10 years.

  • It must be very good and I think, by the looks of it, it does not take a rocket scientist to know why.

LOCATION

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, the first Shangri-La property in Hong Kong, is located at the waterfront of Tsimshatsui East, a perfect location in the heart of the Kowloon peninsula’s commercial, entertainment and shopping district. Star Ferry to Central, the influential business district, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) which provides an efficient way to get around Hong Kong and also to bordering cities with Mainland China as well as the Cross Harbour Tunnel leading to the Island are all only minutes away from the hotel. It offers floor-to-ceiling harbour-view rooms, diverse facilities, award-winning food and beverage concepts, including the Michelin two-starred Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant, and exceptional personalised service.

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Kowloon Harbour View at Night

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Premier Harbour View Suite


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Deluxe Harbour View Room

SHOPPING AND DINING OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

In partnership with two mega retail conglomerates in the hotel’s proximity – T Galleria by DFS, Hong Kong, TSTE store on Mody Road and Harbour City on Canton Road – Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong makes shopping more pleasurable for all its in-house guests. Upon presentation of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong’s hotel key card or an invitation letter from T-Galleria, guests will respectively receive over 150 shopping and dining offers at Harbour City or a HK$100 gift certificate from T-Galleria.

Kowloon Shangri-la is home to Shang Palace, a 2-star Michelin restaurant and one of only ten “Great Hotel Restaurants” worldwide by HOTELS magazine, USA in 2002. Shang Palace is known for its traditional and innovative cuisine. The menu includes Chinese delicacies such as bird’s nest, bamboo fungus and abalone dishes, an extensive selection of seafood as well as the delicious Cantonese family favourites. A range of lunch and dinner set menus is available, or alternatively menus can be tailor-made to the guests’ desire. Guests can relax with a variety of traditional premium Chinese teas from China. The tea master will give guests recommendations in tea pairing.

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Shang Palace Main Dining Hall

GUIDED WALKING TOUR ON THE OFF BEATEN PATH

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong presents carefully selected examples of Tsim Sha Tsui’s culture heritage and the community’s iconic people  who have lived in the district for 40 to 70 years. The hotel offers a three- to four-hour guided walking tour to see and feel the living cultural history.

Highlights of the featured heritage includes:

  1. Signal Hill
  2. Andrew’s Church
  3. Whitfield Barracks
  4. Fuk Tak Temple
  5. Rosary Church

 

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Summer Splash & Foam Party 2017 at Mövenpick’s Ibiza Beach Club

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The party was so good last year and the years before that, it has to have a repeat this year, bigger and hotter.

Ibiza Beach Club presents “Electro Beach Festival: Summer Splash & Foam Party on Saturday, 4 March  2017 with the main man DJ Daiki Wakabayashi.

This year’s summer opener edition of Electro Beach Festival is  amplified with a foam party by the sea. Both international and local guests are in for a big surprise as more international artists are on board to take a spin.

Tickets price is at P1,000.00 nett per person DOOR PRICE and P600.00 nett per person ADVANCE TICKET.

Guests may also take advantage of the Day use and Party Package priced at only PhP1,200 nett per person, inclusive of event ticket and complimentary use of swimming pool and beach.

Doors open for sunset beats at 3:00PM, with back to back DJ performances until 11:00PM.
For reservations and inquiries, contact 09176552984 or +63 32 492 7777.

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ETC Paintensity on Sinulog 2017

Sinulog has always been associated with colors and parties. It was even made more vibrant when ETC held the first Paintensity Party at the defunct Cable Car Cebu at Paseo Saturnino. It was so much fun that I think Cable Car run out of booze. It was the best Sinulog party that I’ve been at that time. Since then I have always been at Paintensity parties.

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This year, ETC promises a bolder, better and wilder ETC Paintensity at The Greenery, Cebu on January 14, Saturday starting 4 PM to 4 AM. Celebrate the colors of Sinulog to the beat of party music by top DJs like Knoxville, JC Cas, Martin Pulgar, Kat DJ, and more.

ETC will give away limited edition ETC Paintensity shirts at the venue.

Admission is FREE!

For more details and updates, check out ETC on Facebook Page : etctv and follow them on Twitter and Instagram via @etc_channel. Don’t miss out on the fun at #etcpaintensity2017

Pit Senyor!

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Plus63 Music Festival with Steve Aoki Live in Sinulog 2017

Sinulog is the best time to party in Cebu. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is making a surge into the mainstream and Cebuanos are in the forefront in making signature festivals in the country. Music Festival has exploded in numbers and the number of attendees just keep on growing. Everyone seems just wanna let their hair down to the beat of the drums and sway to the ebb and flow of the music. All are friends. No worries, No pretensions, No pressure, Just fun.

With so many street parties and music festivals within the City, the process of choosing from so many options can sometimes be daunting, if not, debilitating. (Oppps, that sounds like a hugot line. Hehehe) On our part, there is one emerging music festival that we have been anticipating since it’s first run last year. Plus63 Music Festival has not only captured our curiosity but it also awestruck partygoers with topnotch international DJs like Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia, spot on premium sound quality and impressive digitally programed fireworks.

Last year, we didn’t know we were in for a big surprise as we enter the venue. The security was tight and very well managed. It was like entering to a themed park. The crowd moved freely and was wild (in a good way). When it was Steve Angello’s turn, the stage dazzled with fireworks but most importantly the sound inadvertently made us goose bumps. It was because of these aspects that we can definitely say this is the music festival to watch out for in the Philippines.

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Last year’s Plus63 with Steve Angello

On its second installment, Plus63 Music Festival continues its unique and very creative fusion of high caliber international and local musical acts with a curated culinary experience on the side on Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2016, 4pm onwards at the Cebu Business Park.

This year, Plus63 Music Festival will be headlined by DJ Mag’s No. 7 DJ in the world, Steve Aoki! 
 Are you ready for the Cake Face?

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Taking inspiration from the Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals (and other similar festivals around the world), Plus63 Music Festival seeks to bring the best from these events for participants to experience, while giving it a local twist and enhancing it even more with the best of the Philippines’ hospitality and cuisine.

On Sinulog Sunday, Plus63 Music Festival will be headlined by the Philippines’ pride, DJ Ace Ramos.

Set time:

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Tickets

You may buy your tickets now at PouchNation.

For more information, contact them through plus63festival@gmail(.)com, FBpage: plus63festival, Twitter and Instagram: @plus63festival.

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Rico’s Lechon at Axis Vibo Place – Escario

In Cebu, lechon is a commodity. We use it to feed our guests, comfort our weary souls, celebrate big and little successes, and even just to perk up an ordinary day. With a very high demand like that, it is quite expected that most restaurants selling whole lechon will run out hours before they close. This month alone, I have been declined twice. There were just too many diners. Restaurants already ran out of lechon as early as 8:30PM.  An additional restaurant would be a pleasant progression on the authentic Cebuano lechon experience.

My favorite lechon, Rico’s Lechon, is quite aware of the scarcity and has been on a constant lookout on how to accommodate the very high demand.

Last September, Rico’s Lechon inaugurated its new commissary in Talamban which can accommodate 125 lechon cooking simultaneously for 2 to 3 hours.

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 And now, just when the year is about to culminate, Rico’s Lechon ends the year with a bang as it opens its newest and most spacious branch at Axis Vibo Place in Escario which is set to conquer uptown Cebu’s upscale dining scene with Cebu’s staple and celebrated food, the lechon.

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It’s a two-storey facility with interiors designed by Cebu’s famous interior designer Marie Sheila  L. Solon. The general ambiance is homey and classy. The dining area is wide and can accommodate up to 100 persons dining at a time while the function room has 100 seating capacity.

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There may be enough room for everyone but it is still advisable to call the branch for reservation at this telephone number: (032) 233 4144. You may reserve your lechon order ahead too to avoid being run out of it.

Patrons may also reserve or order whole lechon at this branch. One whole Rico’s Lechon is  priced from P3,500 to P8,000.

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5 Reasons of My Pleasant Stay at Novotel During Blogapalooza

  1. Location, Location, Location.

    Located in the heart of Araneta Center, the hotel is in the center of sprawling stores and business establishments in Quezon City. A leisure walk could lead you to Gateway Mall for shopping, dining and movie experience. It is right beside Araneta Coliseum where most of the big concerts and sports events are held. Transportation is accessible: it is 5 minutes away from the nearest train station and taxis, uber and grabcar rides are just a few click away.

  1. New, Contemporary, Clean and Stylish.

    My first impression of my room at the 7th floor was not only that it induces intimacy with its glass-walled shower room but also it is designed with comfort in mind. The clean contemporary design provides a practical turn of modern interiors to save space for maximum mobility. The bright room creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity and innovation.

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  1. Wide ranging selection Breakfast Buffet.

    Breakfast is a must at Novotel. You should not skip it. Our breakfast is served at the Food Exchange located at the ground floor of the hotel. It was a wide ranging selection of different cuisines namely, Filipino, Italian, American, Korean and Chinese dishes are served. Their pressed coffee did not fail to perk me up to be ready for the day ahead of me.

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My Breakfast Plate at Novotel’s Food Exchange

  1. Pool and Activity Center.

    Just a floor below where I was staying, at the 6th floor, the gym, swimming pool and tent activity center is located. This was the venue of Blogapalooza. There is also a poolside bar at the swimming pool area. The garden offer a green distraction of the bustling metropolis.

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  1. Miss Universe sightings. Oh, one more thing. On our way down to the ground floor, guess who we met? No other than, Ms. Stella Márquez Zawadski-Araneta herself. Novotel is the home of the Miss Universe – Philippines. This is where most of the Binibining Pilipinas winners will stay when they are in the City. You’ll never know who you will ride next with inside the elevator. It wouldn’t be impossible to see Pia Wurtzbach here.

Pia Wurtzbach playing with Novotel’s security dog. Photo by Novotel

 

 

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