Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Otaku Fest 2011

Hey everyone! There's something big that's going to happen on the 5th of February! It's the first cosplay event in 2011 here in Cebu! Get ready for Otaku Fest 2011!

On it's forth wave in hosting Otaku Fest, the University of the Philippines brings you 'Otakufest IV - Marching On' with a blast of fun-filled activities. Troop to these head-turners during the event:

  • Cosplay Competitions (Solo & Group)
  • DOTA Competition,
  • J-Pop Dance Contest
  • Photography Contest
  • Original Character Design Contest
  • Maid Café
  • Fashion Show
  • Costume Auction
  • Film Showing
  • Mini 4WD Race

Of course, you'll get to watch live performances by guest bands and dance crews. What more could you ask for? That's more than enough reasons to attend the event! Be there when it happens!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Philippines' First Group Buying Site is now in Cebu!

Did you ever wished that you could dine in fancy restaurants you see in tv commercials? How about availing those effective, yet expensive body treatments? Also, experience those unique recreational adventures you and your family want to try-out during certain occasions?

It is time to turn those frowns up side down. Your wishes will finally come true! All thanks to BUYanihan.com. BUYanihan - The Best For Less is the first ever website where Filipinos can find the best deals and discounts offered by commercial establishments in the country. Products and services are offered at reduced prices for a limited period (1-7 days) and online consumers who want to get the items must sign up to commit to buy. Discount deals go live when the targeted number of buyers is reached during the time offer.

 Group buying adds excitement to the buyer’s experience because those who like the discount promo so much will have to pass on the information to their social network to make the deal successful. If not enough sign up for the offer, the deal will not push through. 

This concept of collective buying that started out in US, UK and some other countries in Asia is one of the exciting offers in the Philippines that best fit to travelers, shoppers, dinners, movie-goers and almost everybody who want to try out the best of the country. Initially, Buyanihan.com’s service covers only Metro Manila, but now it has expanded here in Cebu.

Who doesn't like discounts? At Buyanihan, you get the best experience at a lesser price. The website offers discounts ranging from 50 to 90 percent on goods and services that many Filipinos love to indulge in like eating out, shopping, sightseeing, taking holidays, spa treatments, among others. What are you waiting for? Time to check the site and see what they are offering this week ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011

SM Bowling Centers

Enjoy bowling in a whole new level of fun and excitement with your family and friends. Bowl at SM Bowling Centers. 

Boasting with world-class Tenpin Bowling services and facilities, SM Bowling Centers are the perfect spots to be in when in comes to bowling here in the Philippines.

What other reasons to consider?
  • Fully automated with 20-46 lanes, colorful pin indication graphics, compact console and dual overhead monitors for accurate scoring.
  • The center also offers billiards
  • Fast food counters sell delectable goodies
Best of all, you can expect friendly and customer-oriented service every time you visit the place.

Stuff you can do at SM Bowling Centers
  • Company Tournaments, perfect for every company's goal to have fun, exciting and friendly competitions. A wide variety of tournaments to choose from.
  • Group Lessons, which include a bowling coach, games and shoes. Select from Basic, Advanced to Comprehensive Levels.
  • Bowl-Out Party Packages for both adults and kids. A choice of 2 - 4 lanes and 2 - 3 hours of bowling celebration that includes unlimited bowling games, shoe rentals, etch.
  • Team Building, bowling is a fun and effective alternative to establish and sustain camaraderie among co-workers.
  • Interactive and Exciting Promotions for bowlers and non-bowlers alike.

Services Offered
  • Formal bowling lessons
  • The Best venue for tournaments and leagues, company activities, school field trips and events
  • PE class facilities for schools
  • Birthday parties and other social events
  • Billiard facilities

SM Bowling Branches
SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center

   Entertainmet Mall, near Music Hall

   (near Music Hall
   (02) 556-1533 to 34
   Division Manager: Bonifacio M. Solis
   Supervisors: Francis Honorica
                     Edison Martinez

SM City Fairview Bowling Center
   Main Mall, Lower Ground Floor
   (02) 939-5025 / 936-5523
   Manager: Ma. Eileen C. Ramas
   Supervisor: Veron Vitan

SM City North Edsa Bowling Center
   The Annex, Lower Ground Floor
   (02) 441-1802 / 441-1845
   Manager: Eileen Ramas
   Supervisor: Roni Dela Cruz

SM City Cebu Bowling Center
   Main Mall, 3rd Floor
   (032) 232-0295
   Manager: Moenil P. Lapa
   Supervisors: Bernadette Tordillo
                     Johaness Ruizo

Try bowling at SM Bowling Centers. Contact them by visiting their website or by buzzing them in their Facebook Page.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pyrofest 2011: Dumaguete is the Brightest

Whenever grand celebrations hit our calendars, fireworks never lose track in topping the lists of what people expect to see. It is because coloring the sky requires potent skill and it is also a unique kind of entertainment.

In line with the celebration of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Pyroworks International hosted the third wave of Pyrofest. Eight entries competed to win the grand prize last January 15, 2011 outside The Northwing of SM City Cebu.

Participants of Pyrofest 2011
  • Delumpa Fireworks of Iloilo City
  • National Fireworks of Santo Niño Baliwag, Bulacan
  • Digi Spec Fireworks of Oroquieta City
  • DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City, Misamis Occidental
  • Sky Glitters of Manila
  • Anisan Fireworks of Sibulan, Negros Occidental
  • St. Michael of Santa Maria Bulacan
  • Pyro Haven of Bocaue, Bulacan.
Each entries from the different parts of the country was given a chance to show-off what they got within five minutes. All of them were appraised by well-known critics with the following points:

Criteria for Judging
25% - Beauty
25% - Style
25% - Timing
25% - Audience Impact

The DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City is adjudged as this year's Grand Champion among all competitors of Pyrofest 2011. Its team brought home a whopping Php125,000.00 cash. The second placer, Sky Glitters of Manila won Php100,000.00 while third placer St. Michael of Santa Maria Bulacan won Php80,000.00.

Treat your eyes with these shots of mine.









Big Bang







flowers in a vase



the Sun's sisters

Party partey!

Captivating colors blasted out in the dark, silent sky of Cebu. Expressions like "Ohhs" and "Aaahhsss" were voiced-out by the spectators during the event as big explosions, in-tune with music, dramatically painted light in the dark. The event was closed with a fireworks demonstration conducted by Pyroworks International that astounded the crowd.

If you wish to view all my shots in this event, click here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sinulog 2011 Complete List of Winners

Sinulog Festival 2011 parades and presentations has come to an end. Scores have been tallied and counted well. Here are the official results of the different competitions: 

Free Interpretation Category
  • 1st Place - Tribu Himug-ulaw (FI-07) from Placer, Masbate
  • 2nd Place - Tribu Buyoganon (FI-12) from Abuyog, Leyte
  • 3rd Place - Mabolo Elementary School – Tribu Mabolokaon (FI-21) from Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City
  • 4th Place - Tribu Kandaya (FI-10) from Daanbantayan, Cebu
  • 5th Place - Talamban Elementary School (FI-29) from Barangay Talamban, Cebu City
  • Best in Costume - Tribu Buyoganon (FI-12) from Abuyog, Leyte
  • Best in Musicality - Tribu Himug-ulaw (FI-07) from Placer, Masbate
Sinulog-based Category
  • 2nd Place - Abellana National School (Tribu Hanazen) (SB-07) from Cebu City
  • 3rd Place - City of Carcar (SB-06) from Carcar City, Cebu
  • 4th Place - Bayawan City – Tawo-Tawo Festival (SB-01) from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental
  • 5th Place - Cebu City Central School (SB-10) from Cebu City
  • Best in Costume - City of Carcar (SB-06) from Carcar City, Cebu
  • Best in Musicality - Tangub City – Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe (SB-02) from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
Street Dancing Category

  • 1st Place - Tangub City – Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe (SB-02) from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
  • 2nd Place - Province of Lanao del Norte, the Land of Beauty and Bounty (FI-09) from Lanao del Norte
  • 3rd Place - Lumad Basakanon (FI-08) from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
On-sight Decor Category
  • 1st Place - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • 2nd Place - PLDT Corporation
  • 3rd Place - Abellana National School
Visual Merchandising Category
  • 1st Place - Elizabeth Mall
  • 2nd Place - Gaisano Main
  • 3rd Place - Gaisano Country Mall
Higante Category

  • 1st Place - Christopher J. Buligan (H-01) from Sto. Niño, Looc, Danao City, Cebu
  • 2nd Place - Esteria Pañares (Father and Son) (H-23) from Sitio Magtalisay, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City
  • 3rd Place - Juanito Awa Jr. (H-21) from Barangay Bacayan, Cebu City
Float Category

  • 1st Place - International Pharmaceutical Inc. (F-26) from Juan Luna Ave., Barangay Mabolo
  • 2nd Place - LGU – Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (F-22) from LGY – Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
  • 3rd Place - LBC (F-12) from Manila
Puppeteers Category
  • 1st Place - Fernando Coronado (Naruto) (P-17) from Opra, Cebu City
  • 2nd Place - Angelique Fuentes (P-11) from Barangay Duljo Fatima, Cebu City
  • 3rd Place - Lizailyn Pael (Woody’s Sinulog Adventure) (P-16) from Barangay Busay, Cebu City
Be at the Cebu City Sports Complex by 2:00 pm for the awarding and repeat performance of the winners.

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Iphone Application Cafe

For more than three years now, iPhones made a huge shift in the level of technology where humans are on. Its advent in the industry was soft that gradually became phenomenal. Its used scattered like wildfire over the world because of its uniqueness and portability.

These days iPhones are owned by almost half of the population in some countries. For a person like you who is reading this article, probably you have an iPhone of your own as well as your pals. If you do, for sure, you have tried downloading or reasearching applications to jazz up your mobile where ever you go.

Straight from recreational to business uses, applications are downloaded to satistfy your wants and needs for your phone. Iphones and itouches gained popularity worldwide perhaps because of the growing number of applications. 

Iphone's App Store is overflowing with more than 100,000 offerings. When you try to google "best iphone apps" tons of lists would come down in your screen.

Many of us may not be very much oriented with the technology of iPhone (especially to those who don't own one) but there is nothing to worry about because you have all the websites in the world to visit and learn from about certain things.

Iphone Application Cafe is a website packed with iPhone application reviews, accessories, news, tips and more. Choose from a wide variety of top iphone apps and free iphone games in the site.

For those of you who don't own an iPhone, iPhoneAppCafe.com encourages you to have one by their lists of applications to have such as '5 iPhone Apps for Food Lovers', 'Best iPhone Apps for Business', '10 Cool iPhone Apps to Wow Your Girlfriend' and many more. Try to visit the website today.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Miss Cebu 2011

The search for Miss Cebu 2011 is finally over. Last night, a new queen was crowned at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino at Lahug in the Queen City of the South.
The most anticipated pageant of the entire Cebu Province was an explosion of beauty and brains as twelve lovely ladies, down to the top five, battled for the title Miss Cebu 2011 with high confidence and positive outlook.

Complete List of Winners
Miss Cebu 2011 Grand Winner – Mia Zeeba Faridon
Miss Cebu 2011 1st Runner-up – Tiffanie Lene Llamada
Miss Cebu 2011 2nd Runner-up – Vanessa Claudine Ammann
Miss Cebu 2011 3rd Runner-up – Rosemary Gore
Miss Cebu 2011 4th Runner-up – Aiko Lyanne Serrano
Special Awards
  • Miss Friendship Waterfront – Vanessa Claudine Ammann
  • Miss Photogenic Ngenius – Katrina Raye C. Yuson
  • Kapamilya Star of the Night – Mia Zeeba Faridon
  • Best in Evening Gown and Miss Glamor Girl Cathay Pacific – Tiffanie Lene Llamada 

Congratulations to the Winners!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sinulog 2011 Festival Queen Competition

One of the highlights of the Sinulog Festival is the search for its queen. For this year the competition gets harder. The look for the best lead dancer is based on two attributes. She should posses the most exceptional qualities in both physical beauty and dancing skills among her peers.

The pre-pageant night of the Sinulog 2011 Festival Queen was held a few hours ago at the Northwing of SM City Cebu. There are 20 competing ladies who aspire to bring home the crown.

Complete List of Candidates
1) Michelle Jade A. Jaculan
Tribu Himag-Ulaw
Placer, Masbate

2) Manpreet Kaur Mago
Tawo-tawo Festival
Baywan CIty, Negros Oriental

3) Zeny M. Alacantara
Nangkaan Festival
Lanao Del Norte

4) Chantely Kae M. Gonzales
Tribu Sun Valley Sandurot
Dumaguete City

5) Princess Grace B. ALvarado
Carcar City

6) Diane Cathleen Y. Melgar
Abellana National School
Cebu City

7) Denice Marie Caminade
Talamban Elementary School
Talamban Cebu City

8)Jey Ann Avenido
Tribu Kandaya
Daanbantayan, Cebu

9) Denesse Ann T. Rebadomia
Tugob Tribu Ormocanon
Ormoc City

10) Barbette Joanne M. Badaocdoc
Pintados Festival
Tacloban, Leyte

11) Rose Steve Cortes
Apas National High School
Apas, Lahug

12) Edelyn R. Sarte
Tribu Suldon
Sudlon, Cebu

13) Kendy Mae Kennedy
Tribu Basurero
Barangay Inayawan

14) Phoebe Carinne K. Pataytay
Lahug Elementary School
Lahug, Cebu City

15) Angelica Rose L. Barriga
Tribu Ogsila
Mambaling, Cebu

16) Jade Charmaine P. Manago
Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe
Tangub City

17) Trixia Marie S. Maraña
Buyugan Festival
Abuyog, Leyte

18) Steffi Rose Pearson Aberasturi
Lumad Basakanon
Barangay Basak San Nicholas

19) Cristin Blanco Mendoza
Hugpong Kabataan Lumad Sapangdaku
Barangay Sapangdaku, Cebu

20) Cheyserr Jumao-as
Barangay Basak Pardo
Barangay Basak Pardo

Candidate number 18, Steffi Rose Pearson Aberasturi received two awards tonight namely Sinulog Festival Queen 2011 Best in Runway and Ms. SM Cebu Sinulog Festival Queen.

The Sinulog 2011 Festival Queen Grand Coronation Night will take place tomorrow, January 14, 2010 at the Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC). See you there!

Sinulog Festival 2011 Schedule of Activities

Where will you be in the remaining days of January? What will you be doing? For sure, you have a lot of plans in mind because it's the season for festivity in Southeast Asia. Here is a detailed copy of the upcoming activities of the Sinulog Festival 2011. 

Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2011 Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.
December 11, 2010 Sinulog Poster Making Contest @ Emall
December 15, 2010 Sinulog Photo Exhibits @SM City
January 2-30, 2011 1st Sinulog Softball Cup
Janaury 2, 2011 (Sunday) Sinulog Fun Run
Sinulog Musicfest (Band Competition)
Presentation of contestants and announcement of 6 finalists
Sinulog Best Dance Crew announcement and presentation of 6 finalists

January 06, 2011 (Thursday) Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2011

January 07, 2011 (Friday) Sinulog 2011 Kick Off
Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years @SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, MCIAA
2:00PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña featuring Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu and Dance Troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities
7:30 PM Ms. Cebu 2011 Presentation, Fuente Osmeña
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Streen Party Bands

January 8, 2011 (Saturday) Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
8:00 AM 1st Sinulog Football Cup at the USC Talamban Football Field
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) DepEd, Cebu Province
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:30 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 9, 2011 (Sunday) Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM Cebu City 2011 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
8:00 AM 1st Sinulog Football Cup at the USC Talamban Football Field
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
University of San Carlos
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 10, 2011 (Monday)
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
University of Cebu
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 11, 2011 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
University of San Jose-Recoletos and Cebu Institute of Technology
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2011 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
University of Southern Philippines-Foundation and Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology
7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2011 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 13, 2011 (Thursday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
10 AM – 3:00 PM Photo Shoot Sinulog Festival Queen , SM City Entertainment Plaza
7:00 PM Sinulog Festival Queen Parade of Costumes @ SM Northwing Lobby
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
Cebu City Division
6:00 PM Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2011 (Friday) Visual Merchandising Contest
(Dept. Stores and Malls)

4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
7:00 AM Misa de Translacion (Motorcade)
9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /
Floats / Higante / Puppteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) University of San Carlos
7:30 P.M Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
7:30 P.M Sinulog Festival Queen 2011, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 15, 2011 (Saturday)
6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
8:00 AM Vibration and Big Bike Rally by Vmax Owners Group
9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. Niño
2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM Gala – Passionata a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. Niño de Cebu @ SM Cinema I
8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts

January 16, 2011 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

January 17, 2011 (Monday)
1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 21, 2011 (Friday) “HUBO”
4:00 AM “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

January 29, 2011 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
6:00 P.M Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @SM City Cebu
1st Sinulat Awards, Sinulog Literary Awards for Short Story Writing, Poetry, and Essay Writing @ SM City Cebu

January 31 – Feb. 10, 2011

Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ‘10 @SM City Cebu 

Happy Sinulog 2011 everyone! Viva Pit Señor!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SM Funky Bowling

There's something new in bowling! And SM City Cebu has it! The best part? The Cebu Bloggers will get to try it first!

Excitement and fun will dominate at SM City Cebu - Bowling Center on January 14, Friday as it will have its very first Funky Bowling! 

Funky Bowling is a fun style of bowling. Bowlers are challenged to play differently as they will be given a card that would dictate how they are supposed to bowl for each frame.

Watch bloggers release heavy bowling balls blind-folded, squatting, sitting, and so much more!

Bloggers are to enjoy delicious food and are up to win prizes. This is bowling like no other. Everything is set. Cebu Bloggers, are you? See you there!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Acai Berry

Big things come in small packages - that is what Acai Berry lives up. What is Acai Berry then? How does it look and what can it do?

Acai Berry is a small, round, black-purple drupe, similar in appearance but smaller than a grape.  It is found in large palm trees in Amazon. It contains about 10% edible pulp and skin, and the remaining is the seed. Acai Berry tastes like a vibrant mix of chocolate and melted cocoa.

For years now, Acai Berry has gained popularity because of the effectiveness of its nutrients. The berry is proven to be extremely rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and amino acids. There are numerous benefits to Acai Berry. Here are a few:
  • Improve vision
  • Enhances memory
  • Promotes weigh-loss
  • Boost the immune system
  • Boost energy and stamina
  • Fight aging and inflamation
  • Help maintain stable blood sugar levels
  • Eliminate toxins and waste in the body

Apart from the benefits, the best thing about the fruit is that based on current research, scientists have not found any side effects due to the intake of berry. Truly, Acai Berry is small, yet powerful in so many ways.

Sinulog Festival

If you have been to the Philippines on the month of January, for sure, you have heard about the Sinulog Festival. It may seem unfamiliar to some but the affair is one of reasons why many foreigners come to the province of Cebu after Christmas Season.

Sinulog Festival is the grandest and biggest celebration in the country. It is held every third Sunday of January in honor of Señor Santo Niño, the Child Jesus who is the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu. It traditionally runs in nine days - packed with religious practices and cultural activities.

Yearly Sinulog Festival Activities
  • Sinulog 2011 Opening Salvo, Walk with Jesus
  • Sinulog Festival 2011 Kick-Off
  • Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
  • Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan
  • Miss Cebu 2011 Coronation Night
  • Sinulog Festival Queen Photo Shoot
  • Walk With Mary, Translacion
  • Cebu Pop Festival
  • Sinulog Festival Queen Competition
  • Fluvial Procession
  • Solemn Foot Procession
  • 3rd Sinulog Pyrofest
  • Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras
  • Sinulog Festival 2011 31st Grand Parade
  • Sinulog 2011 Awarding Ceremonies

The celebration mainly covers dancing on stage and at the streets focusing on certain themes that showcase the goodness of Santo Niño de Cebu. The yearly merriment marks histories with the catchphrase "One Beat, One Dance, One Vision" and the shout-out "Viva Pit Señor!".

People of all walks of life look forward to witness the festivity and the amazing miracles of the Holy Child Jesus.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Watch TRON Legacy at IMAX and Win a Prize!

With crystal clear images, laser aligned digital sound, and costumized theater geometry, SM City Cebu invites moviegoers to watch 'Tron Legacy' at the IMAX Theater.

Want to watch 'TRON Legacy' but having second thoughts? Well, I've got one good reason for you to go for it! Now on its last two weeks of showing at the IMAX Theater of SM City Cebu, get the chance to bring home Razer Cult Philippines products after watching the movie!

Promo Mechanics
1. For every purchase of two (2) TRON Legacy IMAX tickets at any IMAX theater from December 25, 2010 to January 18, 2011, You will have the chance to play the pick-a-prize game.

2.Present your IMAX movie tickets to the ticket-seller and pick a stu from the fishbowl. You will automatically receive the corresponding prize indicated on the stub.

Just when you thought that Christmas has already ended, SM City Cebu continues to spice up the season for you and your family. What are you waiting for? Watch 'TRON Legacy' today!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January 2011 Movie Releases

Happy New Year! It's the first day of another round of ups and downs in life. Of course, as we go through it all, let's not forget giving ourselves some relaxation. And by the word 'relaxation', I mean watching a movie.

Everything is new. It's gonna be better and different. For the first month of the year, here are the films to look forward in watching:

January 1
Sinbad The Fifth Voyage (limited)

January 7
Season of the Witch 
The Time That Remains (limited)

January 14
A Somewhat Gentle Man (limited)
The Dilemma 
Every Day (limited)
The Green Hornet (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Ong Bak 3 (limited)

January 21
The Company Men 
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (limited)
The Housemaid (limited)
No Strings Attached 
The Way Back (limited)

January 28
From Prada to Nada (limited)
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (limited)
The Mechanic 
The Rite 
Seconds Apart (limited)

15 Ways to Jumpstart Your 2011

It's January 2011! Hurray! Starts and ends are happening and for that, we should change! Time to apply our learnings from our endeavors that we have encountered last year and change for the better.

What is your plan for 2011? Don't give me a "Nothing.". Set goals and visions for the next 12 months! Time is so precious and the challenging thing is that, it flies so fast. For those of you who in one way or another can't think of what to do in the first month of 2011, I have something for you!

Pamper yourself, learn something new or just have fun with these 15 ways I recommend you to do to jumpstart your 2011. This is my personal list which I will be following starting this day and on.

  • Go Green - Shift to the green lifestyle by taking part of of any environmental project held in the community. Follow environmental actions like reducing, reusing, and recycling whether at home or in other places.
  • Get Physical - exercise everyday and have a balanced diet. Be a health-conscious person like no other but don't exaggerate things. Just be clean and neat.
  • Sporty You - treat yourself with serious sport activities. Whatever sport you've been fascinating since your childhood years, make it come to life. Play it with a good pal.
  • Start Savingopen a bank account or simply keep a piggy bank. Restrict yourself from opening it and be obliged to drop any amount of money in it everyday.
  • Serious Christian - attend prayer vigils and holistic events. Reconcile to those you have sinned and forgive the people you hurt. Pray the Rosary at times and don't skip Holy Masses.
  • Renew Yourselfget a new hairstyle, shave that bear, and remodel your room. Try to improve your physical looks. Make all things good and act positively. If you achieve it, don't forget to spread the good vibes to others ;)
  • Give Back - involve yourself in outreach programs. Be aware of the standing of your community and your fellow countrymen. Share your blessings.

"The more you share yourself to others, the more valuable your existence in the world will become."

  • Be a Model - show kindness at all times. Study hard. Outstand your co-workers. Any of the following will make you a good model wherein you will gain respect and honor. It will also turn you into an influential person.
  • Hook Up - we know you love your family and friends but saying it isn't enough. Show them that you truly love them all by going out together more frequent than last year. Pig out, play some sports, go on a vacation or simply call for small cooking parties and sleep-overs to have bonding moments with them.
  • Have some Recreation relieve your senses from the stresses you felt last year. Spend some quality time for yourself. Do what you want that will make you happy. Watching a movie, go bowling, or read a novel you like will do.
  • Like Versatility - develop a new skill by starting a new hobby different from your personality. If you love rock music and dislike love songs, try listening to love songs. Try appreciating it by memorizing its lyrics and sharing it to your friends. If you like eating, learn how to cook. Enroll yourself in short-term culinary classes.

"Music is the language of the soul."

  • Marry Music - be musically inclined. Sing if you love to. If you're not good at it, go to singing school or learn how to play a certain musical instrument. This will give you advantages during parties and special occassions. Aside from presenting it as a gift to your love-ones, you can open up teaching class wherein you can earn money.
  • Get Out of the Country - excite yourself with something different from your culture. Visit unique tourist spots, eat unusual dishes, do some rituals of foreign natives, or learn a new language. Of course, don't forget to photograph the moments and share it to the world through social networking sites.
  • Follow Something - it's really exciting to follow something that comes out rarely in a month or year. What I'm saying is, begin collecting stuff or get tuned up with some book or television series. This will make you feel contented if you achieve to own, read, or see your new collection.
  • Document Your Life start recording your daily actions. Make a simple scrapbook of your accomplishments. Use a planner or an unused notebook. You'll be surprised at the end of the year that you have done a lot and it's all like a wosh of the wind.

Now that the first decade of 2000 has ended, it would be best to begin 2011 with a bang of productive actions. Follow my list or make your own. It would be best to have a guide that will remind you time by time, your your main goal for the year. God speed!

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