SM City Cebu

My favorite all-time tambayan, suroyanan, hideaway. This is one of the reasons why I flunked some of my subjects in school! Haha, okay enough with the blame game. More »

Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Mactan

I and my friends went to Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Mactan, Cebu. Location and map of the Lapu-Lapu Shrine, just below this page. More »

Breakfast at Apurado

I had to try out Apurado. I don’t usually eat at malls because of the prices. I had to do it, so I can have something to write about in this blog. Haha. More »


Video Road Trip from Junquera to SM City Cebu

Cebu City street video

This is not a dashcamera, hence the shaking in the video.

I rode a taxi and setup my Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, mounted it on a tripod. I started in Junquera street, heading to SM City Cebu to meet a friend and buy something for myself.

Fat Cow Burgers

I’m really a burger addict, so everytime I see a new burger restaurant, I make sure I get to taste their burger.

I was with my four other friends , but they don’t like burgers, they’re not burger fans obviously. They just watched me ate alone hahaha. They were craving for a Thai food, I will blog on this later.

Fatcow Burgers and Malts is an American-inspired burger outlet, so expect an expensive priced burger. Good thing, the taste justifies the price.

I ordered the Double Patty + Double Cheese – P275.00. Their patty is fried, but still, it tastes good. I will definitely comeback for their burger.


This Fatcow’s menu. They have several choices of burger flavors.

For my drinks, I bought a bottle of water. When I comeback here, I would try their milkshake, as I read a good review about their shakes.

Fatcow is located in under the staircase on the left part of Banilad Town Center. BTC is located in Banilad.

They’re open from 11:00am to 12:00 midnight.

You may contact them through their cellphone number: +63 9152342333

Robinsons Galleria Cebu

Robinson’s Galleria Cebu is the second Robinson’s mall in Cebu developed by Robinsons Land Corporation owned by John Gokongwei, who originally hails from Cebu City.

Galleria officially opened on Dec. 10, 2015. It is located very close to Pier 4, it can be accessed along Sergio Osmeña Boulevard.

This my first time to visit this mall, more than a month after it opened.

The other target market for this mall is probably those who are traveling by ships in pier 4, the travellers can chill while waiting for the ship, and they can also buy pasalubong.


Below, after I arrived I immediately took out my camera and shot this view.DSC_8328


Robinsons Selections is a supermarket or grocery section of Robinsons, and below is the entrance to it.


This is the cashier counters of Selection supermarket.


My focus of this shot was the Fruit Bar, just adjacent to the Selections, but the two guys in the middle of this photo looks like they’re about to duke it out for some ultimate fighting.DSC_8335


The bakery counter. They have some nice bread here.DSC_8336


For sweet food and cake lovers, there’s Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries. This business is originally from Dumaguete City owned by Trinidad “Tita Trining” Teves-Sagarbarria.DSC_8337


The walking area is spacious for the users, and I like the way they dont have to arrange the elevator case.DSC_8339


Robinsons Appliances.


Chicken Deli is also a Bacolod original, the city known for its delicious chicken inasal (roasted chicken). This chicken company is also available for franchising.


Lingkod Pinoy Center is a Robinson Mall public service program is one stop hub for Filipino citizens and several government agencies such as GSIS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, SSS, DFA, NBI, LTO, and Securities and Exchange Commission. For information click this.


The light fixtures in the cafeteria area look like they’re inspired from jellyfish. Architects and interior designers do get design inspiration usually from the natural surroundings where the structure is built.


Kusinang Pinoy at the cafeteria area. I don’t have much information about this company, but I searched looks like they it’s owned by a Filipino American? It has practically positive reviews at Yelp.DSC_8345

This is atrium area of the mall. The columns looks like it’s covered with moss.


Gong Cha is located in the ground floor of the mall, just close to the atrium. This is basically a tea shop, and also serve coffee, juice and other various drinks. Gong Cha means Royal Tea, and this was established in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2006.


Still dont know where Robinsons Galleria is? Here is the location map of the mall.

Eating my snacks at Mini Stop

Eating snacks at Mini Stop is one of my favorite thing to do, provided I have enough money because most of their prices are slightly higher than most shops.

I was one of the many Cebuanos excited for Mini Stop to open a shop here in Cebu, and they finally opened not just one, but two shops last October 2012 in Robinson’s Fuente and at Escario Street. These were the first branches outside Luzon.

Ministop is originally a Japanese brand, but locally the company is run by Robinsons Retail Group.


This Ministop branch is located near University of San Carlos-Main Campus in Junquera Street.


This branch is probably the smallest I’ve entered in.


I bought this Chicken ala King for P26.00.


And a bottled water. I just stood up as the tables and chairs are all filled up.


There are currently 13 Ministop shops, and Robinson’s group are planning to put up 60 branches all over the city and nearby provinces.

Cebu Province to implement Curfew

magpale curfew

The Cebu provincial board have unanimously approved on May 23, the resolution stating that a 10 pm curfew for minors, to take effect on June 30.

According to the resolution: “minors do not have any reason to stay in the streets beyond 10 in the evening unless they are accompanied by their parents and relatives for certain occasion.”

at this time (10 pm onwards), some minors can be spotted drinking with their peers and some are alarmingly smoking marijuana or, worse, other illegal substances.”

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale gave her support the Provincial Board’s resolution, “I personally support the resolution especially that a lot of minors are being used in illegal activities. We could help these minors because we have a facility for them,” said Magpale. She is known to champion the welfare of children as one of her advocacies.

Video: Pelaez Corner Sanciangko St

Recorded at early morning around 7:30. At almost end of the video, a man was asking for my help.

Group of 4 promo at Studio 108

studio 108 cebu yoga

Avail this group of four (4) promo from Studio 108, just convince your three other friends to learn yoga, martial arts (aikido), tai-chi, salsa dancing, capoeira, and many more.

P1,800 for 15 sessions and P3,000 for 30 sessions.

You and your friends may choose any program of your liking, learning together or at different schedules.

Just contact them for further information regarding what program you would like to learn.

Studio 108 is located in:
2F Paseo Arcenas Building
Banawa, Cebu City, Philippines

You can call them through the following numbers:
511-3642 / 0943-818-7783

Cebu Lumpia House at City Soho Mall

My first to eat at Lumpia House’s outlet in City Soho Mall, specifically located in the second floor.

The best thing why I enjoyed it because I was with my friends, and with two new beautiful female friends. 😀

Another best reason why. I did not spend a centavo, my friend Meynard who loves to treat his friends paid it all.

We ordered ngohiong, a famous street food delicacy in Cebu. Ngohiong is P8.00 each.
cebu lumpia house

I’m not really a fan of fresh lumpia, but I still ate this. This is P25.00 each.
cebu lumpia house

The Cebu Lumpia House price list.
cebu lumpia house

I’ve just met these two pretty ladies through my friends on the right and another friend (not in photo)
cebu lumpia house

Cebu Lumpia House outlet at the second floor of Soho Mall. There are several food outlet in this floor. This mall is owned by a Gaisano company.
cebu lumpia house

We sat beside the window or glass wall. The road that you see is B. Rodriguez street.
cebu lumpia house

The location map of Cebu Lumpia House or Soho Mall. Soho Mall is located in B. Rodriguez St. You can take the Englis jeeps to get there.

Their main address is at 262 Manalili St. Cebu City. Their landline number is (032) 254 4675

Soda Cafe, a unique and weird tea shop in Cebu City

I had no idea what awaited me inside this tea shop, I didn’t even know that it was a tea shop. I was expecting coffee. Although, they do serve coffee, but I ordered a tea, but a different type of tea, because it got me curious. More of that later.

Then when I got inside, boom! I saw a large pink teddy bear! Plus other pink and red colours.


Look at that unassuming coffee shop, I’m so excited to drink a mug of coffee!
soda cafe cebu city


And…tadaaaa! A big pink teddy bear! I thought I entered a wrong room! Not only that. There are so many girls and children. I saw a few adults, that kind of assured me a bit hehe.
soda cafe cebu city


Since naa naman ko diri and it’s also my first time, I just went straight to the counter and just order that coffee. But I could not find coffee in the menu board. I see shakes and milktea. Blended or cold milktea.
soda cafe cebu city

Pizza, cake and sandwich. Finally I can see coffee, but only two types of coffee. I asked for a hot tea, and they have only two as well, Bloom Rose tea and Bloom Chrysanthem, both for P120. Both names are new to my ears, but I just ordered the Bloom Rose.
soda cafe cebu city

I’m not exactly sure what these others are – milktea or fruit shake?
soda cafe cebu city


Here is the Bloom Rose tea, it’s my first to drink this type of tea, and I didn’t expect to see this. I was expecting the typical tea bag, dangling on the hot water.
soda cafe cebu city


They’re real roses! That tiny cup with the roses inside has holes in the bottom.
soda cafe cebu city


This is the cubicle I chose, I was a bit hesitant to get in. It has feminine colours and female objects on the table. But the other empty cubicles are similar to this one.
soda cafe cebu city

Oh, they’re headbands with a Minnie Mouse ribbon hahaha.
soda cafe cebu city

I just put this one while I’m drinking my hot Bloom Rose tea. What a perfect pair, indeed!
soda cafe cebu city


The biggest pink teddy bear of them all. At the back of it are pillow dolls and bears are ready to gang up on intimidated men.
soda cafe cebu city


If you want to go here alone, prepare at least P200 pesos. If you’re on a date, have P1,000 in your wallet to impress your girl!


Soda Cafe is located in Raintree Mall in General Maxilom (Mango Avenue)
Their Facebook page:
Contact number:  0922 864 7999

Eating Lunch at Handuraw Pizza

Although, Handuraw is known for its delicious pizza, I didn’t eat one. I ordered a Chicken Cacciatore because I was curious by the name. I like to taste foods especially if it has a not-so-familiar name.
handuraw cebu mango square

I chose Green Mango Shake to pair with my tasty chicken meal. The reddish sauce is tomato, one of the reasons why I also ordered it. Tomatoes are good for the skin, making me look younger. 😀
handuraw cebu mango square

You maybe wondering about what the word Handuraw means. So I quote on how the owners define it:

Handuraw is pronounced as han-doo-rau and was coined by the family’s matriarch Becky Pestaño Smith as a result of looking for an old Cebuano word that would embody vision, and creativity. It is the Cebuano word for “the power to imagine.”

This Haduraw outlet is located in the ground floor of Mango Square Mall in General Maxilom (formerly Mango Avenue).
handuraw cebu mango square

The beverage price list of Handuraw Pizza. The green mango shake is P78.00
handuraw cebu mango square

The rice meal price list. Chicken cacciatore is P128.00
handuraw cebu mango square

So if you haven’t tried it here, prepare maybe 200 pesos for one.

Handuraw also do deliveries. Just contact them for more inquiries.
G/F Mango Square cor Juana Osmeña St. and Gen. Maxilom Ave., Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines
Open Daily from 10AM to 12MN.
Branch Amenities: Beer Below Zero, Live Local Acoustic Music, WiFi, Function Area
Tel. No. (032) 410 7491 / (0920) 958 1627

Yes, they have a website!