Sunday, April 23, 2017

Kayu Kitchen + Bar: Modern Cuisine Prepared with Passion

One of my favorite TV shows is Masterchef Australia. I can't believe how amateur cooks and chefs can come up with amazing dishes using unusual ingredients. Their creations were restaurant-quality and something that we don't normally experience when dining in Cebu.

Nutella Cheesecake-  Hazelnut Nutella Truffle, Candied Hazelnuts, and Granola Crumbs

And so when I first entered Kayu, it was like walking into a California restaurant. It had that Napa Valley atmosphere to it. Dark wood interiors, hardwood table tops, artsy lighting, and the only thing missing was a fireplace. For some, the place might be intimidating, but for me it was cozy.

Celebrating 25 years of McDonald's Kiddie Crew with SOS Children's Village and Cebu Bloggers Society

It took me 25 years to join a McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop. Even though it was just for a couple of hours, it was fun seeing kids from SOS Children's Village participate in the Summer Workshop.

The Cebu Bloggers Society together with McDonald's celebrated with these kids for a memorable afternoon.

For 650php, your kids will have a 5-day workshop at 500 participating McDonald's stores in the country. They'll receive freebies and will enjoy making new friends. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Colon Street's Forgotten Heritage Markers

Colon Street in Cebu City has the distinction of being known as the oldest street in the Philippines. Throughout its more than 400 years of existence, Colon has been the center of trade, fame, prominence and even notoriety.

Colon Street Heritage Marker 2001

Named after the famed Genovese navigator and explorer, Cristobal Colon or Christopher Columbus, Colon street appeals to tourists and locals alike. Bargain shopping and deals abound the various establishments that surround the street. Its historical and commercial value cannot be surpassed.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

8 Shakespeare Movie Adaptations that you should watch

Over the years, there have been hundreds of movie adaptations of William Shakespeare's works. Some have been faithful to the Bard, others were loosely-based. While there were those that were mere inspirations.

Among the 8 movies on the list, Kenneth Branagh and Julia Stiles figure prominently as they starred in a total of 5 films. 3 out of the 8 films were set in American high schools. Another 3 are costumed productions.