Category Archives: Commercial Buildings


7-Eleven store in Talamban

There are currently about fifty-four (54) 7-Eleven stores in Cebu City alone, excluding those in the provinces. This one is in Talamban, specifically in Dr. J.B Vizcayno Bldg., just in M.L. Quezon Avenue.

Robinson Galleria Cebu

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.

ministop cebu jungquera

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.

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!

SM Seaside City – video

This is the man’s eyeview version of SM Seaside City.

Below is the bird’s eyeview. I posted this in my article about Seaside City.


SM Seaside City, Cebu’s newest and biggest Mall

If you’re from Cebu, I’m sure you’re one of those anticipating the opening of SM’s newest mall named Seaside City. It will be 4th largest mall in the country. This is located in the SRP or South Road Properties, located along the coastline of Cebu City.

Studio 108 Fitness and Wellness Center

studio 108 yoga cebu

Simply called Studio 108 is a newly opened yoga and fitness center in Cebu.

This wellness center is a baby conceived by Anne Dala, who is passionate about yoga, healthy and organic diet, inner peace, charity works and all in between.

studio 108 cebu

They not only offer yoga, but also other fitness regimens such as ‪taichi‬, ‪zumba‬, ‪aikido‬, hula fitness, and detoxification (diet).

The prices are affordable
Getting fit and healthy need not be expensive. They have a group of 4 promo. Just contact them for the rates or prices.
studio 108 prices and packages

Studio 108 is open seven days a week, you would not miss a day in your path to a healthy lifestyle.

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