Friday, December 8, 2017

Magbuwag Ta Kay Movie Review



Cebuanos, set your minds and hearts ready as our very own Akiko Solon, Medyo Maldito and Snake Princess will be breaking your heart and ironically will make you laugh too in a romantic comedy Cebuano movie entitled Magbuwag ta Kay…

Not only does this movie will make you cry but it will also teach you a very important lesson of the true meaning of loving someone and that is letting go. Yes it is indeed ironic to let go of someone you love but it is by being unselfish that defines how you really love that person well. 

Advance Screening Schedule for MTK


With the message of the movie, It is well explained by the song Set you free:

If loving you is all that means to me
When being happy is all I hope you'd be
Then loving you must mean
I really have to set you free...

Me with Akiko Solon

PLOT: 
The main characters of the movie both Roy and Kay are in dilemma of breaking up for the sake of Kay needing to go to Canada to obey what her parents asked her to do for the sake of her future. Though hurting from this situation the main characters are trying their best to do what they think would be best for them and that's to let go.
Accepting that long distance may not work for them they both opted to just give each other the freedom to be happy.

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

All of the scenes were taken here in Cebu. Effortless to say, Cebu is a great location, filled with exceptional crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. The view of the sea and the city lights convey the light and happy atmosphere set up to show the love story of the two characters.

TONE:
Despite their loneliness and confusion of each other's situation, Characters' script was kept with humor and full of life. Series of unfortunate events may have happened but still,  light and happy tone were maintained.

MUSIC AND TONE: 
Promoting our very own Cebuano music with our very own composers and musicians, the movie indeed is a great avenue for showcasing our very own Cebuano artists and talents.  Cebuano songs undoubtedly add up the mood of the love story in the movie. The love song vividly emblazons the hurt and the love that both Kay (Akiko) and Roy(Medyo Maldito) are feeling.

ACTING: 
All roles were given justice by the actors of the movie. Even just by looking at their facial expression, you can feel their sadness, their hurt and their joys. Their eyes were just so evocative of their feelings in each scene. I greatly admire how each of the characters contributed to the success of the movie, Magbuwag ta Kay.


Overall Rating of Magbuwag ta Kay:

I would say 9 over 10, leaving one missing point as an area for improvement. Though I would say,  we are climbing the ladder of success with the story and cinematography but we would always have to avoid being complacent and continue to be competitive. This movie proves that Cebuanos can already make it to the national cinema and even to the international. Indeed, the movie is not just about two people in love but it is a love story that is not perfect but made perfect because of how they learn the art of letting go.

Kudos to all artists involved in this film, Magbuwag ta Kay…
Tanaw na Bai!

The casts and the people behind MTK






Thursday, November 23, 2017

BCBA 2017



This coming December 3, the 10th Awards Night will be held at Cebu Parklane International Hotel. As Co-presented by PLDT Home and Megaworld Corporation, BCBA2017 will reveal the Winners under different Niches such as Best Cebu Technology Blog, Best Cebu Personal Blog, Best Cebu Travel Blog, Best Cebu Food Blog, Best Cebu Style Blog, Best Cebu Photo Blog and Best Cebu Entertainment Blog and the newly added, Best Cebu Video Blog.

To quote what Mark Monta said, the founder of BCBA, "There are newbie Bloggers who question this Awarding Body. Is it rigged?" started BCBA Founder Mark Monta. "No, these Blogger-Volunteers who run this organization never arrange the outcome or results! When your blog is not listed as Finalist then it needs improvement in many ways such as Search Engine Optimization or page structuring or content analysis, or images and links analysis - if they are broken, then you should work and resolve them and be back next year's nomination. It is not just about high-quality images or perfect grammar. Remember, it is a Blog, not a newspaper. BCBA is here to guide you. BCBA has always been helpful to Bloggers who truly give their best and who are very passionate about their craft." he answered in his blog article.


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As a blogger since 2012, All I ever dream was to be a messenger to the world. To be able to help in sending out messages to the people about what's happening in the world. To be the microphone of the public in raising up their concerns and giving them accurate information.

When I became part of the Cebu Bloggers Society, it gives a complete sense of why I am here today. It confirms my passion to have a purpose of its own. To use it with great responsibility - I never imagined to be nominated in BCBA, as I am only doing it with no expectations -  no rewards claimed. But It is indeed true that whenever you love what you are doing and you are doing it your best, recognition will follow,  hence this blog.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Stan's Tinolahan + Grill Resto


Stan's Tinolahan + Grill opens Its Maiden Branch with a Grand Launching. With special guest, the debonair - Daniel Matsunaga who assisted in cutting the ribbon for the opening of Stan's Tinolahan + Grill Resto.


On August 18, 2017, Cebuanos witnessed the birth of a new food destination, right in the heart of Cebu, specifically in the Capitol area, near Dynasty Inn, formerly Choobi-Choobi restaurant.

Capturing the cutting of ribbon by the Tanchan family and Daniel Matsunaga

Opening Prayer by Mr. Stan Tanchan

Daniel Matsunaga putting his first mark on the wall of Stan's

Mr. Stan Tanchan (left) and Mr. Daniel Matsunaga (right)

Stan's Tinolahan + Grill Resto

The grand launching of Stan's Tinolahan + Grill Resto


Cebuanos are rightfully known as lovers of good food thus, Stan would be one of the best options for people searching for Cebuano food at an affordable price. As we know, eating is among the favorite past time of Cebuanos. For them, it is their way to bond with their friends and family. 

Here comes a perfect place that gives a balance between affordable yet cleanly cooked food, more variety yet adhering to strict standards, and home cooked yet are readily available and fast. This is the core reason why Stan's Tinolahan + Grill was established. With Stan's Tinolahan + Gril restaurant, one is assured of that perfect balance in your everyday weekday meals. It's practically like eating from your mothers cooking. "Your kitchen away from home, so to speak" said Mr. Stan Tanchan, founder of the Stan's Tinolohan + Grill Restaurant.

Mr. Daniel Matsunaga (left) and Mr. Stan Tanchan (right)


 Grilled Fish

 Grill Station

Grilled Pork and Chicken

Tinolang Isda (photo credit to Ms. Charity Oh)


Tinolang Manok (photo credit to Ms. Charity Oh)

Stan's Tinolahan + Grill Resto (photo credit to Ms. Charity Oh)
" I would like to invite the Cebuanos and guests to come and visit our restaurant" continues Stan. "There they can see the food being served steaming hot in a few minutes. They can further see that the food comes with choice parts and big portions. Now don't take my word for it. As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and you can validate what I'm saying by visiting and …eating! So do come to Stan's Tinolahan + Grill and experience your mother's cooking away from your home. You can never go wrong with the home-cooked food."

Cebuanos love to try new places and we are known to be a good judge of balanced factors in terms of price and taste of the food offered. Basing from this reality, I am excited to present Stan's Tinolahan + Grill.  For Inquiries, You may call 491-3112.


The Cebu Bloggers' Society with Mr. Daniel Matsunaga

The Cebu Bloggers' Society with Mr. Stan Tanchan



Friday, October 6, 2017

Chois Grill House



A New Grill House is in town! Located at Centro Maximo Unit 101 D Jakosalem St., Cebu City is Chois  Grill House.


When asked why the name Chois? Mr. Bjorn Marco Garces, the owner and the chef of the restaurant said Chois means CHOICE. He just intended to put a little bit of twist of the letters to give the word its own meaning as what he really wants to relay to his customers is that he wants to serve them their choice.

Open from Sundays to Saturdays, from 11am until 9 pm, Chois Grill House is a great option for health enthusiasts. Almost everything is grilled and not to mention, their quench thirsting drinks are made from fresh fruits and vegetables. 

There were six of us - bloggers who got lucky to try their food at Chois Grill House. I was surprised with their very fair prices, considering the very delicious food they are serving.

Here are some of the top items in their Menu:

Chicken, Sauce, Side Dish & Unlimited Rice for Php 179.00

Pork, Sauce, Side Dish & Unlimited Rice for Php 199.00

Chois Pork Ribs

Chois Six House Sauces:
Smoky Barbecue Sauce, Asian Style Barbecue Sauce, Spicy Cream Sauce, Garlic Cream Sauce, Spicy, Sweet & Sour Sauce and Classic Sauce


Lettuce Roll

Chois Smoky Barbecue Burger
Chois House Salad



Chois Rice Toppers
Here are the three refreshing thirst quenchers of Chois Grillhouse:

Watermelon and Basil, Lemon Mint Iced Tea & Cucumber and Mint


Chef Garces purposedly opened this Grill house after his mom got diagnosed with cancer. He then learned to eat healthy and became very conscious in preparing food for his mom, hence the birth of Chois Grill House.

Food Bloggers of Cebu with Bjorn Marco Garces

For Reservations:

CHOIS GRILL HOUSE

contact #: 0998 253 1954
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gibbs' HotWings New Additions this October 2017!



Good things will come to those who wait!

"I've planned this recipe a long time ago and now is the time to make it into a reality," said Mr. Coy Oliva, owner of Gibbs' Hot Wings. And since it's Gibbs' anniversary this October, they are launching their new menu additions. Watch out for these this October 01, 2017.

Seven members of Cebu Bloggers Society were fortunate enough to be the first to try Gibbs' five additional  items in their menu, namely: 

1. Gibbs’ Juicy Lucy Burger Steak

Gibbs’ own-made tender, juicy beef patties, with a gooey cheesy center topped with our own house mushroom gravy and served with scoops of skin-on mashed potatoes. The juiciest, cheesiest, beefiest burger steak! 

 2. Spicy Adobo Wings 

A long overdue wings. Supposedly served since the start. But we took our time to perfect the essential Cebuano tasting adobo. And we serve it with just a light hint of spice!  A Pinoy take on wings which we feel is an essential part of being a true bred, Cebuano grown resto!  

      3. Gibbs’ Sausage Mac & Cheese 

5 varieties of cheeses melting altogether! A hefty, tummy-filling serving of Mac! And served with sausages! Completely filling! Homey and a real comfort food! Goodness you’d want anytime of the day! 

4. Gibbs’ Pulled-pork Tacos 

Slow cooked pork tenderized over 5 hours! Pulled and served with our own glaze on a soft shell taco topped with fresh greens! 3 handful wraps on each serving! 

5. Gibbs’ Orea ala Mode 

Deep fried oreos covered in an awesome creamy batter and served with thick vanilla ice cream topped with choco syrup! A real treat to cool down after having the best hot wings in town Gibbs’ Hot Wings! 

You will definitely get excited with the sumptuous taste of these new items as it expands more options for you to choose from when you dine in at Gibbs' HotWings.


See you there!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cebuana Lhuillier 30th Anniversary Concert


Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial company, honors its roots by bringing its ‘Thank You for 30!’ concert to Cebu as it celebrates its 30th anniversary in the business. On September 22 at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Ka-Cebuanas were treated to a night of musical performances, headlined by Cebuana Lhuillier endorsers Sarah Geronimo and Alden Richards.

“It’s a great feeling to bring our 30th anniversary celebration to where it all started. Cebuana Lhuillier traces its roots to Cebu, a place dear to my family, so we’ve come full circle. But we wouldn’t be able to get this far if not for our Ka-Cebuanas, who have been supporting us and have trusted the company all these years. This concert is just one of our ways to give back and honor them. We’ve already expanded our offerings with our new line of products, but our customers can expect even more as we prepare new services to be made available in more locations, through a variety of platforms,” said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.

The introductory dance
The introductory dance
Besides the concert series, Cebuana Lhuillier is also celebrating its anniversary by expanding its roster of products and services, including a microloans portfolio, which completes the company’s evolution into a microfinancial institution.

Cebuana Lhuillier dates back to 30 years ago and has become one of the country’s most trusted names, synonymous to a dependable friend in times of need. It has served as a true Kaibigan, Ka-Cebuana to millions of Filipinos by helping them have access to better financial opportunities to improve their lives. Because of this, millions of Filipinos have turned to Cebuana Lhuillier for security and peace of mind in the area of finances. More than the products and services it offers, the brand stands for and will continue to stand for stories of hope, optimism, triumph amidst adversities, and sacrifice to provide for loved ones.

Eric Santos

Ronnie Liang

Ronnie Liang

Ronnie Liang

Alden Richards

Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

Cebuana Lhuillier provides maximum customer reach and multiple touch points through more than 2,200 branches nationwide, complemented by the 5,000 partner locations domestically and the more than one million partner locations that serve Filipinos all over the world.
Part of a nationwide concert series, ‘Thank You for 30!’ was first staged at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila last September 1 and will also be brought to Davao on October 20 at the USEP Gymnasium & Cultural Center. The concert series has been eagerly anticipated as it features Geronimo and Richards, two of the country’s biggest stars who happen to be from rival networks, sharing the concert stage for the first time.

Aside from the company’s two endorsers, the Cebu leg also featured performances by Erik Santos, Ronnie Liang, Julian Trono, and Ella Cruz, among others.


With Cebu Bloggers Society

 With Cebu Bloggers Society






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