In a word, breathless
In a word, breathless
Thu, 12 Mar 2015

FOR most people, a lot of things pass them by. But when something catches their eye, it is etched in their minds and from there, inspiration takes flight—much like this year’s graduating class of...

A Feast of Carnivorous Proportions
A Feast of Carnivorous Proportions
Fri, 06 Mar 2015

CHEF Kurt Famador has surmised that undoubtedly “Most Cebuanos really love meat.” Having spent most of his life in the city of lechon and ginabot, then later trained and exposed in its local...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas
Last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas
Fri, 13 Feb 2015

ARE all of your favorite restaurants fully booked for tonight? Did you want to avoid the crowds later? Or did you somehow just forget that today is Valentine’s Day, despite the flurry of red and...

Shine Cebu, Shine
Shine Cebu, Shine
Mon, 19 Jan 2015

SIDLAK Sugbo, loosely translated as Shine Cebu, is the theme of an art exhibit ongoing for the entire month at Café Treveño along A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu. And how does Cebu shine in...

Celebrations, as seen  through art
Celebrations, as seen through art
Mon, 05 Jan 2015

THE festivities are far from over. Christmas and New Year’s have come to pass but in less than two weeks, the streets of Cebu will once again be filled with a jovial spirit as devotees from here...


THERE used to be a phase in the local underground apparel landscape when kids would line up from sunup to sundown for the...

Jo de Vivre: Finding ways for fitness

I AM not at all a fitness buff, but I am always curious to try different kinds of workouts. My work can be a hazard to the...


WHEN the first branch of Rodeo Grill opened July 2012, customers came in droves and were instantly drawn not just to the...

Post-Sinulog hangover survival tips

SINULOG was fun while it lasted. But when you finally come to terms with reality the morning after, some of you might wish you...

Espina: Cebu’s prettiest faces

THE best and most fulfilling years of a woman start at the age of 50! Surprised? By this time, she has completely settled down...

Quibranza: Capturing hearts with a harp or harpoon

IN A scene from the Hollywood drama-comedy musical Rock of Ages, an income-crazed manager confronts a young budding protégé,...

For her

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:18 p.m.

SHE is an enigma. She’s intricate, pernicious when provoked. She’s not easily tamed. She’s unpredictable, yet romantic in every detail. She is a woman. She is art—beautiful, precious.

With March dubbed Women’s Month, Qube Gallery presents “She Said,” a celebratory exhibit featuring the dynamic, meaningful outputs of local art femmes fatales. A vernissage was opened to select audience including the media on March 19.

Espina: Club doings and celebrations

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:16 p.m.

EVENT hopping is not easy. But if you enjoy it, why not?

Carlos “Caloy” Co had his 70th grand birthday bash. We Care foundation celebrated the birthdays of Ed Rosello, Gloria Gaisano and Peter Dy. “Forward” commemorated its 25th (28th if preparations / initial activities included) anniversary. Restaurant Parilya at SRP (South Road Properties) hosted a media lunch.

Quibranza: Guitarist Gonzales releases instrumental rock debut album

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:14 p.m.

DAVE Gonzales, one of the younger breed of technical lead guitar players in the city today, recently released his solo debut album, Only a Matter of Time. The album was launched March 20, at Handuraw Pizza, Gorordo Ave., Cebu City.

“I finished writing the songs in 2012, then started recording in the studio middle of 2013 but had some financial issues. Then I re-recorded everything middle of 2014 until February 2015,” shares Dave.

Happy at the top

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:48 p.m.

"WHEN I was a child, I wanted to be a scientist, and then an astronaut! What happened? Reality got in the way.”

Top 5 random 'Mishi trivia'

Welcoming the season of flip flops

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:47 p.m.

SUMMER is here once again and flip flops couldn’t be a more fitting choice for footwear. Interesting to note, the country celebrated National Flip-Flops Day last March 27 and Havaianas, kicked it off by recounting the wonderful stories from lovers of flip-flops and the summer. Check out these stories that are all about the heart and sole.

Costanilla: Place of prayer, pilgrimage

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:46 p.m.

PARK. I was finally able to visit a very beautiful place of prayer, reflection and pilgrimage last week. I am referring to Q-Park, which sits on a 200-hectare area covering Barangays Buluang, Tubigan, Magay and Canamucan in the municipality of Compostela. Charlot Paquinol of the office of Norkis Group of Companies chair Dr. Norberto Quisumbing Jr. facilitated my exclusive tour of the place. To say that Q-Park is so attractive is an understatement.

Varron: Toasting between the aisles

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 07:42 p.m.

AND I do mean grocery aisles. Thank your Bacchanalian gods, the idea of buying good wine at a supermarket in Cebu is no longer farfetched.

Rustan’s Supermarket Ayala invited the Cebu press to the wine festival launch for a pleasant afternoon of wine-tasting. The wine from the supermarket’s distributors was presented in neat, no-nonsense displays with tasting stations for everyone to experience the different featured varieties and opt to either spit or swallow. 

Bag-ong Metro Supermarket Banilad malipayong moalagad sa kustomer

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 06:44 p.m.

SI Engr. Frank Gaisano, Chairman ug CEO sa Vicsal Develop,emt Corp., malipayong mipadayag sa mga taga dakbayan sa Mandaue nga abli na ang labing bag-ong sanga sa Gaisano Supermarket Banila sa eskina sa mga dalan A.S. Fortuna ug Hernan Cortes, Barangay Banilad niadtong Marso 18, 2015.

Kini ang ika-42 nga Gaisano Metro stores sa tibuok nasod nga gipanag-iya sa Metro Retail Group, Inc., nga gunay vision nga mahimong world-class retail store uban sa misyon nga paghatag og kalidad nga kinaiyahan, kalidad nga serbisyo ug nagtubag sa mga batakang panginahanglan sa kustomer.

Place of retreat, restoration

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 06:38 p.m.

THERE are times one seeks to be “away from it all,” to reflect and figure out where he is going and what to do with the rest of his life. In times like these—particularly like this Lenten season—one looks for a place he can retreat to, whether alone or with others of the same mindset. This is when retreats, offered usually by the religious community, become a welcome break from the daily grind of living.

Moises and Palmares: Is it time?

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 06:36 p.m.

M: How do you know if it’s the right time to marry? Gino, who is 28, is asking. He and his girlfriend, who is 23, have been going out for a year now. They both have stable jobs and they are now in a stage of their relationship where they are talking about marriage. But is it too soon, he asks? For me, there is no time too soon or too late because it should be both of them who should determine their readiness to marry.