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Feeling Shiok at Waterfont’s Uno

The weather has been mostly overcast and rainy; the kind of weather that begs for a hot bowl of soup. In the quest for that hot bowl, do you know where I discovered the best laksa in town lately?

Uno at both Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel serves legit Singaporean food prepared by a Singaporean, Chef Alan Chan in a buffet treat, Shiok.

Aside from its menu staples, Singaporean dishes like the popular chili crabs, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Bak kut teh and Beef Rendang among others are also on the the buffet table.

My personal favorite was their Laksa. It was authentic and it reminded me of the busy but clean streets of Singapore. Easily, it could be the best Laksa in Cebu.

Singaporean cuisine is one of those that always got me curious and experimenting at home for their simplicity and diversity of flavor. It is straightforward but at the same time audacious.

Shiok Buffet will run for the whole month of August 2019.

I will keep my dinner schedule open for your invitation. Thanks! 😉

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Cheese Heaven at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Last night, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu opened its 5-day celebration of Swiss culinary journey offered at Cafe Marco.

Cafe Marco transformed into a cheese heaven of raclette, elemental, gruyère among others. Tip: Raclette is a staple in every Swiss cuisine celebration. Should you try it may I suggest to pair it with pickled cucumber or pickled pearl onions.

They have a full spread of breads and cakes, of course with swiss chocolates, in homage to Switzerland as a country of breads.

The skewered beef fondue was also a scene stealer. It was tender and at the same time bounces back in every bite. Perfect! You might also try some processed meat, ham and sausages. They also have the fame They all go well with the sauerkraut.

All of these together with the regular offerings of (japanese, chinese, carving stations) is available at Cafe Marco, lunch or dinner

En guete!

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Cebu Bloggers Society celebrates 10 years!

Not so long time ago a group of technologically advanced opinionated and young oversharers decided to boost their voice online by singing in choral the beautiful things happening in Cebu. It was February 14, 2008, not to say that nothing beautiful is going on in their lovelife, when they formed an organization of cebuano and cebu based bloggers who have a distinctly beautiful heart for Cebu.

As CBS marked its 10th anniversary last February 14, we will be celebrating such a wonderful feat this Saturday, March 3 at the Cebu Bloggers Society 10th Anniversary Gala Night. The most glamorous event ever hosted by CBS as members will come in their most elegant shining gowns and tuxedos.

CBS for past ten years is nothing short of invincible. There were great hellos as there were heartbreaking goodbyes but what is important are the memories and lessons that will always stay in us, the blossoming that allows us to break glass ceilings, the bond that keeps us get by, the spark that fans the ember of passion of every members.

The Cebu Bloggers Society 10th Anniversary Gala Night is co-presented by Cebu Parklane International Hotel, our official venue partner, AirAsia, our official airline partner, SkyWaterpark Cebu, our official waterpark partner, and Oppo, our official smartphone partner. Have some cravings? You can now order your food and groceries online with https://www.honestbee.ph/en/. Just download the app and have them delivered at your doorstep.

We thank our patron sponsor, BigSEED PR and Events for introducing the Cebu Bloggers Society to their partner brands.

Megaworld, the country’s leading real estate developer and No. 1 business process and outsourcing (BPO) office developer and landlord in the Philippines,

PLDT Home, home’s most powerful broadband,

Ayala Center Cebu, the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the South.

Silver Sponsors

McDonald’s

Bronze Sponsors

Starbucks

Havaianas

This event is powered by Smart.

For more updates on the CBS 10th Anniversary Gala Night, check out our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , using the official hashtag, #CBSat10.

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Plus63 Music and Arts Festival with Showtek

By now you probably have already planned your great Sinulog Weekend 2018. Looking at the week weather forecast it seems that it will be another wet Sinulog this year.

Anyhow, it’s always fun in Sinulog, rain or shine.

The party with Steve Aoki last year continued, rain or shine!

 

There is one Sinulog Party that has been getting rave reviews from its patrons, that is Plus63 Music & Arts Festival. In fact, I wrote about my anticipation of it (read here) last year. There is one thing very glaring the sets apart Plus63 Music and Arts Festival from the rest of the parties and concerts in Cebu and the City Hall seems to agree with me —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).

 

Plus63 Music & Arts Festival 2018 Map

Plus63 is also able to get a prime venue apt for the celebration. Ayala Business Park is in the center of all the festivities with ample parking spaces, huge space where people can move around, and most importantly it is very accessible to everyone. Perfect for fireworks too. Watch for it!

So did you buy your tickets already? Get it before the the day and save stash for your snacks.

They have great food options inside too.  Pina Coolada, Donya Wagyu, and Tipsy Pops are just two of the several local startup food vendors that will be there.

Be ready to party with an eclectic mix of international and local musical acts. Some of the country’s best talents Marc Marasigan, X Factor, Gino V, and Victor Pring on the mic, will be making sure the whole party is lit!

To top it off. Plus63 brought in Steve Angello, and Steve Aoki, in 2016 and 2017, respectively, to headline the event. This year, they are bringing in Showtek!!!

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

How to join the M&M’S Screenbite Awards?

Movie time is snack time. A movie is always better when paired with a good snack like a bag of M&Ms Chocolates. More often than not, the highlight of your screentime is the SNACKS. Not satisfied with a simple batch of buttered popcorn? Open up a bag of fun with M&M’S®, the perfect screentime graze-snack companion. 

So Bring out the stacks of awesome movies and TV series that will have everyone laughing, crying, or leaving them in shock.

Wait, let’s add more fun to that. What about sharing the moment with a chance to have a grand vacation abroad? 

Get your phones ready to snap, post and share every fun.  


M&M’S® is bringing you spontaneous fun through the M&M’S® Screenbite Awards . Share your screentime moments, fun time with M&M’S® and get a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Universal Studios Japan, a lot of M&M’S® chocolates, movie tickets or exclusive M&M’S® merchandise.

All you need to do is to visit the Screenbite Awards website http://www.screenbiteawards.com. Take a photo or video of you and your friends’ reactions while watching a TV series, movie, or any video on any screen (e.g. TV, Mobile, Laptop) and snacking on M&M’S®.

There are three categories you can choose from. M&M’S® Red, the leader of the gang, strong-willed, fierce and daring represents all the ACTION. One of Red’s mottos is, “Never underestimate the power of chocolate and M&M’S®!”

M&M’S® Yellow, the friendliest and funniest of them all, loves Comedy and enjoys seeing his friends laughing like crazy. Yellow says, “Life is better when you’re laughing…and eating M&M’S®!” And finally, it’s no surprise that the beautiful and passionate M&M’S® Green, represents ROMANCE. This confident gal also has an emotional side that can get teary-eyed while watching a good love story. Ms. Green affirms, “All you need is love. But a little M&M’S® now and then won’t hurt.”



The biggest treat is for the lucky grand winner who will win a trip for two (2) to Universal Studios Japan. “No guts no glory! Let’s get this show on the road!”, says Red.


Be sure to capture your or your group’s reaction while watching videos and consuming M&M’S® – after all, sharing the screentime experience makes it even more fun. Multiple entries are allowed so keep on posting to get more chances of winning! Promo will run for 7 weeks starting on August 1, 2017 at 12:00AM until September 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM. For full contest details, visit http://www.facebook.com/MMsPhilippines.  

Sit down, watch, enjoy M&M’S® and join the M&M’S® Screenbite Awards 2017 because screentime is now more fun with M&M’S®.

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Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness at Parkmall Mandaue

Beauty and Wellness businesses thrive in Cebu. It has permeated to all income levels. It will be wise to always go for the most experienced.  

The partnership of Calayan Medical Group and M. Lhuillier Group that brought to Cebu the ML Calayan Skincare and Aesthetic Center at Oakridge is once again surprising Cebuanos with the opening of its new beauty venture designed for its budget conscious patrons, Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness. It is located at the 2nd floor, West Strip of Parkmall, Mandaue City.

 

By looking at the list of services that they are offering, I can conclude that not only they made them more affordable they also ensure that it can be enjoyed by everyone, men and women, young and old. It can be a family bonding activity. Their services include foot massages and make over for kids and sauna, bath, and massages for men.

The shop also sells premium beauty products. I had been using their matte sunblock and it’s really effect. What I like about is its non greasy feel.


More about their services soon. I will be trying them as I am one massage and wellness addict and it seems they are just reasonably priced at Selina’s Castle of Beauty and Wellness. I can’t wait to try the red wine bath.

For inquiries and reservations you may call 0917-524-8009.

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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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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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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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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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