Quo vadis, graduates?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:45 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS, Class of 2015! Cheers for reaching another milestone in your life! What is next for you? Have you made plans for the next phase of your life?

If you just graduated from high school, perhaps you already thought of where to go for college and what course to take.

Two of a kind

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

OPPOSITES attract. This law of attraction is best manifested in these two ladies -- the Togonon sisters. Both are married with children. Marydict, 38, is wife to Emerson Rosales and mother to their four kids, and younger sister, Angel, is 33 and married to Conrad Go with three kids between them.

Home remedies for hair fall (Fourth part)

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

DEAR Selma K. of Nabunturan,

Let us now again continue on our quest. As of the last time, we were talking about the causes of your problem. We left about fungal infections. It is where we will again take off this time.

Espina: Grandest wedding of the season

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:54 p.m.

SOME 3,000 constituents from Cebu’s sixth district, the cities of Mandaue and Cebu, and selected guests from the business and civic sectors, gathered at the St. Joseph Parish in Mandaue City, and Radisson Blu Cebu right after, for a very special event. Everybody shared the overflowing joy when sixth district Rep. Luigi Quisumbing (grandson of prominent business leader Norberto and the late Britta Quisumbing) took “high school crush” Carmela Hofileña from Silay City, as his bride.

To the tune of perfection

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:51 p.m.

THERE is a new sound in Cebu’s classical music scene; a sound produced by the Visayas Symphony Orchestra (VSO), composed of musicians passionately committed to their craft. Music director and conductor is Korean Juliet Kim, now a resident of Cebu, with Reynaldo Abellana as the concert master.

Quibranza: Got to give it up or not?

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:32 p.m.

THE Robin Thicke/Pharrell number one hit single, Blurred Lines, just crossed the fine line of copyright infringement, according to a U.S. jury.

On March 11, a verdict reached stated that Thicke and Pharrell copied the 1977 Marvin Gaye hit track, Got to Give it Up. In effect, the court ordered the pop artists to pay nearly $7.4 million to Gaye’s three children.

A tribute to my mentor

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:39 p.m.

TODAY, an icon in my life is celebrating his 65th birthday. To most of us, it is the age of retirement, a chance to finally enjoy the rest of your life worry-free. To this guy, however, 65 is simply another chapter in his colorful life, another year to thank the Lord for all the blessings he received and yet to receive, another page to fill with adventure.

A polite brush off from Princess Anne

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 01:20 p.m.

I ONCE heard of an Indian who had printed on his calling card 'University of Bombay Entrance Exam. Failed.' The fact that he had reached the point of being rejected by that august seat of learning indicated he was a cut above most Indians.

Angel Sue marks 10th year

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:46 p.m.

DAVAO City-based beauty products company, Angel Sue Marketing, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 28.

Durian Central: Summerfrolic 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:45 p.m.

I WAS invited by my Facebook friends Kaka Baltonado and Mae Gumban to a beach event they are currently promoting, a sequel to the successful Summerfrolic held last year.

A step forward

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:23 p.m.

A 20-year-old property resting on the southern coast of Mactan Island has been abuzz lately with its newly upgraded facilities.

Birthday parties

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:21 p.m.

Kristalle Garcia-Kekert

ROAR! Harrison Mckowen (son of Christopher and Carla) is finally three! Guests stomped on over to a fantastic Dino garden party held at the Villa Mariquita. Treated to a lot of fun, games, fireworks display, fantastic food and drinks, as well as a massive bouncy castle, it was absolutely a fun-filled afternoon for everyone present!

Mitsubishi unveils all-new 2015 Strada

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:17 p.m.

USHERING in the year with new surprises, Mitsubishi officially unveiled its all-new 2015 Strada to loyal patrons and special guests last March 13 at the Mitsubishi Showroom in M.C. Briones, Mandaue City.

The event started with a video sneak preview of the all new pickup truck and a brief overview of all its new specs and features.

Feast-All-You-Can at Golden Cowrie

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:16 p.m.

TAKING a bold step into a new direction, Golden Cowrie has recently launched their all new Feast-All-You-Can buffet, which offers the restaurant’s favorites to all diners.

Only available at their AS Fortuna Branch, Banilad, Mandaue City, the Golden Cowrie Feast-All-You-Can buffet offers unlimited servings of some of their most popular dishes such as their patatim, Bicol express, garlic shrimps, baked scallops, crispy pata, mongos, bam-i, and so much more. They also serve a great dish of camote chips as an appetizer.

Don’t be inked for life

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:16 p.m.

IN LIFE we sometimes make bad decisions, especially when we are young and reckless. Some would regret breaking up with the college basketball star player, buying a dress that made you look fat on prom night. Lame as it may sound but there are also decisions that would make us wish we didn’t do and regret it for the rest of our lives.

Kogi-Q taps celebrities for its grand opening

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 06:15 p.m.

CEBUANOS should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Choobi Choobi Flavors Corporation has announced the grand opening of a new restaurant called “Kogi-Q luto-luto ta!” on March 28, 2015 at Parkmall.

Kogi-Q is a yakiniku style of restaurant. It offers guests to simply grill BBQ exactly as they want, right at their table. This unique concept in dining allows guests to interact and enjoy cooking themselves while eating superb food.

Board game spots in the Metro: A fort fit for games

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 08:02 p.m.

ALL sorts of games can be found in the Internet. However, since it is summer, it is time to be outdoors and be with friends instead of a computer. Playing board games are not to be outdone.

Check out the Children’s Park behind Fort San Pedro, where there are about ten concrete sungka tables. Also, one can simply bring his choice of board game—chess, checkers, monopoly, pictionary, whichever—and perhaps have a picnic on the side.

Board game spots in the Metro: Fun on the floor

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 08:00 p.m.

NAMED after the Korean word that loosely translates to “sitting on the floor,” Café Maru gives several reasons for customers to pretty much do just that—to relive childhood days when fun meant being on the floor with toys all around, and a glass of milkshake right in time for snack break.

Board game spots in the Metro: Dine, shop and play

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:59 p.m.

HERE is a place where people can do three things: Dine, shop and yes, play. The Chillage is a dwelling bearing a fusion of mirthful elements. This urban hangout epitomizes all things that are synonymous to the words cool and chill and where rest and relaxation comes with different options.

One of its features, aside from its indoor boutique, is its fun room which has a swing, art materials, vintage decors, random newspaper clippings and board games to play with.

Board game spots in the Metro: A library with games

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:58 p.m.

WITH its charming cubicles and cutesy decors, those who yearn for privacy even when dining out in public will love this café. Customers, in their little “hideaway,” can peruse the café’s book collection found in every corner of the place.

Café Talk Library not only houses books and stuffed toys but also several board games like: chess, Chinese checkers, Bingo, Scrabble, playing cards, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Boggle and Jenga.

Board game spots in the Metro: An animated place

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:57 p.m.

IT'S a fancy hangout that: exudes a homey atmosphere, dishes out a delightful menu and guarantees a good time. And if board games are under one’s definition of fun, then he is in the right place.

Moises and Palmares: Two timed?

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:55 p.m.

Michelle: Ryna is a student from Cebu who met Jonas in Baguio last year in a workshop. They became close and eventually became steady. While he was studying in Manila and the relationship was going strong, there was one problem: Jonas has a girlfriend of two years who also happens to be his childhood friend. Ryna has no complaints about who Jonas is as a boyfriend. He is close to ideal. What bothers her though is that she’s the other woman and why Jonas can’t find the courage to break up with his girlfriend. Ryna asks, will she hold on to this set-up?

Luab: We can be comfortable with ourselves

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:54 p.m.

GOD gave His only begotten Son to save us. We must be worth something if God wanted us saved. We should not be looking only at our imperfections but also at the richness of our spirit.

Garaña: Hope for a broken marriage?

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:52 p.m.

Dear Cindy,

I consider myself belonging to a dysfunctional family because my parents do not communicate or interact with each other. This started a decade ago when my father sired a child with another woman.

Sesante: Miserable ex-bride left at the altar

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:51 p.m.

Dear Dr. Dana,

I have friend who was left at the altar. Due to some reason, her fiancé didn’t appear for their wedding. Weeks have passed but I’ve observed that my friend still couldn’t move on with her life.

Solon: Dietary strategies to lose fat for summer

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:49 p.m.

HEY, guys!

Last week’s discussion was about the Slow Carb diet and how it works. Today, we will be talking about Carb Cycling.

Big Mountain performing live at The Monastery

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 07:47 p.m.

THE American reggae band Big Mountain is scheduled to do a concert dubbed Big Mountain: Live in Cebu at The Monastery (formerly The Outpost) in Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City on Thursday, March 26. They will play along with Cebu’s pride Junior Kilat, Coolie Dread and The Raw Belief.

Big Mountain brought a very commercialized version of Jamaican music to the American mainstream when their cover of Peter Frampton’s Baby, I Love Your Way reached the Top 10 in early 1994.

Fear of flying: Not that bad

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 06:44 p.m.

I AM both claustrophobic (with fear of closed spaces) and acrophobic (with fear of great height) and I can no longer remember how and why I have those. I just feel cold and unable to breathe when I am inside an elevator, a small-closed toilet or a room without any window and my knees tremble when I look down if I were on a high place.

Latin American

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 06:44 p.m.

SO, WHAT'S Latin American food? We asked among ourselves, and coming up with nothing but images of carnivals girls and beauty queens.

Music to our ears

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 01:29 p.m.

A FEW moons ago, we were treated to exquisite music of Gershwin by no less than world acclaimed Cristine Coyiuto. Assisted by the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra with Josefino “Chino” Toledo as conductor, Cristine’s repertoire was modern classical and yet familiar and most entertaining. We were blest to have the luxury of this opportunity.

Cristine says of Gershwin: “Gershwin always believes in creating music that was distinctively American. He commented that true music must reflect the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans. My time is today."