Café Culture in Cebu: 6 Underrated Hangouts You Don’t Want Other People to Know

Il dolce far niente! Oh, the sweetness of doing nothing. There is an apparent renaissance that is taking the whole metropolis in its grip. They call it the “café culture”. Clever marketing, creative concepts and trend-chasing brats have given rise to a renaissance of coffee-sipping and bean bag-lounging fad currently popular among the younger spectrum… Read More Café Culture in Cebu: 6 Underrated Hangouts You Don’t Want Other People to Know

Traversing Cebu: An Introduction to False Promises and Viral Photos

For the past years, tourism in Cebu has been selling like the proverbial hotcakes despite the rather steamy political landscape in the island. The advent of so many JOINER packages posted on Facebook is an indication of the traveling frenzy prevalent among the younger professionals. Thanks to affordable car promotions and clever advertising ploys pulled… Read More Traversing Cebu: An Introduction to False Promises and Viral Photos

Money, Age and Life: A Rant Of A Millennial Who Is Yet To Figure It Out

millennial [miˈlenēəl] noun. a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century plural noun: millennials     If anything, 2017 is a blaring wake-up call for me. I have been working for eight hours a day, five days a week for the past nine years and I am not complaining about it. Life has… Read More Money, Age and Life: A Rant Of A Millennial Who Is Yet To Figure It Out

Pungko-pungko: The Hallmark of Being Cebuano

In an epic sense of irony, let us start the Nutrition Month with another gastronomic weirdness that is purely Cebuano — the pungko-pungko. Come on, it isn’t that bad. Yes, I know that some incidents of food-contracted hepatitis involve the well-loved Cebuano food peculiarity, but, man, just live a little. The trick is to choose the… Read More Pungko-pungko: The Hallmark of Being Cebuano

Azul’s Tuslob-Buwa: On Food, Music and Brains

With his biting witticisms, great music and extraordinary food, Ian Sekong, the dreadlocked owner of Azul and drummer of the popular band Powerspoonz, seems to have figured it all out. Azul, a garage-turned-diner along Gorordo Avenue, has been attracting curious visitors and food savants alike for quite some time now. And, we simply just cannot get enough of… Read More Azul’s Tuslob-Buwa: On Food, Music and Brains

The Cathedral Museum of Cebu: Faith, History and an Old Friend

“My relationship with things antique started when I was young”, Gerard Desquitado reminisced the days when he first served as an altar boy in Bantayan, his hometown. More than a score after, he is now living his dream as an in-house curator/tour guide in the Cathedral Museum of Cebu located near the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral… Read More The Cathedral Museum of Cebu: Faith, History and an Old Friend

Balut: The Story of the Ugly Duckling (An Independence Day Special)

Perhaps, there is no other Filipino food more polarizing than balut. The decision to try one is too big a leap from anybody’s comfort to afford a middle ground. It is either you like it or you don’t. CNN called it ” the Filipino delicacy that makes the world squirm” — and for good reason.… Read More Balut: The Story of the Ugly Duckling (An Independence Day Special)

Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 3): Hermit’s Cove

A visit to Aloguinsan is never complete without the required dip in the clear waters of Hermit’s Cove. It is said that Tabog (hence Kantabogon, the barangay), a hermit (hence Hermit’s Cove), discovered the crescent-shaped beach secretly ensconced amid the high mountains behind and the blue sea in front. The local government promotes the cove… Read More Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 3): Hermit’s Cove

Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 2): Bojo River Cruise

Bojo River‘s international acclaim is the culmination of Aloguinsan‘s relentless advocacy on sustainable living and eco-tourism. Bojo River secures a place for Aloguinsan in every tourist and adventurer’s (wannabe’s included) list of must-go-to’s. Then Mayor Cynthia Moreno was awarded with the “Inang Kalikasan for Eco-Tourism” in 2013 by the DENR for her outstanding leadership in protecting… Read More Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 2): Bojo River Cruise

Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 1): The Town, The Fort and The Beach

Aloguinsan is one of the towns in Cebu with a fast-rising tourism industry; and, if the number of visitors that swamp the town during the weekends is any indication, there is no other way for this humble town but up. Thanks to the undying support of the local government and the cooperation from among the… Read More Eco-Tourism in Aloguinsan (Part 1): The Town, The Fort and The Beach

Nueva Caceres, Oslob: The Unknown Piece of Paradise I Call Home

“There is no place like home” — this is never truer to anyone than the sea turtles (and to some other chordates). For these home-loving reptiles of the seas: Home is where their cold-blood pumping heart is. They say these animals are imprinted with magnetic fields leading them back home to reproduce and, for some, to die.… Read More Nueva Caceres, Oslob: The Unknown Piece of Paradise I Call Home