Friday, March 24, 2017

Food Trippin' in Soi Thai Restaurant at SM Seaside Cebu

Have you ever experienced walking around aimlessly at the mall searching for a good place to eat? 

You're hungry, you're cranky, and your tummy is making those awful growling sounds. You just want to decide what cuisine to have to satisfy your appetite. 

Going Thai on a Saturday afternoon

Nowadays, Filipinos are becoming a little more adventurous with their palate. And one of the Asian cooking styles that is gaining traction among Filipinos is Thai cookery. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

8 Vintage Postcards of Old Cebu

While staying at my parents' house, I was rummaging through my old bookshelf when I found a book that I bought years ago. The coffee table book, Philippine Picture Postcards, is a compilation of postcards of Filipiniana scenes made during the American Period, 1900s to 1920s. The author, Jonathan Best, curated postcards from his own collection and that of his friends and acquaintances. 

There was an increase in the popularity of postcards in the late 19th Century as photographic technology and printing improved. Most of the scenes that are in this article shows the chromolithography method of multi-color printing. Black and white photos are shot and then printed in color using this innovation. Chromolithograph saw a decline when World War I started in 1914 due to European printing companies, particularly in Germany, being affected.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

12 Interesting Things to See in Plaza Independencia

London has it's Hyde Park. Central Park is synonymous with New York City. Chicago's Millenium Park attracts thousands of visitors. And Manila is known for Luneta Park. Urban areas need wide open spaces for its citizens to enjoy and feel a sense of community. 

Wide open spaces of Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia is the oldest and largest park in Cebu City that can be dated as early as the 1600s. In it's four hundred years of existence, it has been called by several names. It was originally called Plaza de Armas when it was used as a Military training and parade grounds of Fort San Pedro.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Looking for Clues: An Art Mystery at Waterfront Hotel Cebu

I always liked a good mystery especially if it involves the Art world. I've watched documentaries about stolen Art, forgeries and even stories behind the paintings. And I never thought I would end up with a mystery on my hands.

The Art of the Lobby Lounge

One February afternoon, I was invited to a French High Tea event hosted by the Lobby Lounge. As I was enjoying the French pastries, my eyes wandered up towards the ceiling mural.

It wasn't the first time I've seen the painting but that afternoon something about it piqued my interest.

I started looking for clues.