Monday, January 31, 2011

Bacolod City

I first went to the City of Smiles in October 2010 for the Masskara Festival and at the same time to visit a dear friend who started working for their branch in Bacolod. 

It was a wet weekend. As much as we wanted to watch the Electric Masskara the night we arrived in the city, we headed to TSC’s flat after our dinner at the Chicken House because of the heavy rains.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jo-Ed's Lutong Hapon

At first glance, it looks like a typical carinderia in your neighborhood. Open-air ambiance, laid back and rundown feel, tables that can seat four to six people and are meant for sharing, crowd building up during peak hours, a big signage that identifies it as a carinderia. But the similarities end there. A common sight in carinderia is the line of customers making their orders by pointing at the dish of their choice. In Jo-Ed’s, the patrons choose from a menu on a big tarpaulin by the door. Instead of a long table or shelves filled with casseroles of various viands, you’ll find an open kitchen where the owner or his assistants prepare the dish as ordered. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011


My friend Myrfi had a couple of Nepalese visitors (Madhav and Padab) the past weekend. Both are based in Mindanao for work and they came to Cebu, coincidentally during Sinulog, for a little break. They needed something to eat, a bit closer to their cuisine and so we searched the city for restaurants fitting that requirement. After making some rounds, we finally found Tandoori, an Indian restaurant at the Skyrise 2 in IT Park Lahug.

Our Nepalese guests

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pit Senyor

The third Sunday of January in Cebu is the Feast of the Child Jesus. Prior to the Sunday celebration is the foot procession passing through the major streets of Cebu City. The afternoon started with an overcast sky. Midway through the procession, it rained. But that didn't deter the devotees; instead, they braved the heavy downpour, occasional thunders and lightnings and the rising waters, all for Sto. NiƱo. Viva, Pit Senyor!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Circus Came To Town

I never knew that a circus was coming to Cebu until my Mom called me up to get some tickets for the show. My mom is a big fan of the circus, of acrobats and trapeze artists, death-defying stunts and mind-boggling acts.

So off I went to the Waterfront Hotel to buy a couple of tickets for me and my Mom (it was my Christmas gift for her) and I chose the first show of the Great American Circus at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.

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