Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Make Your Father Happy!

In some other parts of the globe, Father's Day is just another ordinary day to live. But for me it's not! Do you remember Anne Geddes's famous quotes? It says "Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad." Indeed, Father's Day is for special Daddies all around the world but as a son or a daughter, do you know how to make your father happy?

Father's Day 2017
Father's Day 2017


Aside from giving your "Dada" headaches, show them good deeds everyday. Do your household chores, be very good at school, take care of your brothers and sisters but here's a personal recommendation for you - why not surprise your Father with some personalized special stuff? Every year, I always make sure there's special dishes for Father's Day dinner. I won't forget that my Father's favorite is Fruit Salad. So, my mother and I made sure to make it special for him. But this year, I was thinking of giving him something that he cannot forget for the rest of his amazing life.

customized cafetiere for Daddy
customized cafetiere for Daddy
As your father's son or daughter, you should know what are those special things that he keeps for life. How about those Timex wristwatches that he used to hide inside his closet? Do you remember those action or mystery/thriller books he put cleanly in the cabinet? When you were young, you used to mess with those books and Dada gave you that angry-cute stare? Yes! Those kind of things are your father special stuff! So what's the plan? Surprise him with a personalized watch box or maybe give him a customized cafetiere for his morning brewed Starbucks Coffee!

Personalized Watch Box for Dada
Personalized Watch Box for Dada!

In this social media era, Millennials can actually deliver amazingly in just one click. So, give Daddy extraordinary surprise, Gifts Less Ordinary! I assure you, your father will be very much proud of you!



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Rainy Season Promo at The Spa By Omnia Bellus

Just when I thought rainy days can make someone feel comfortable but don't you know it can also stresses us out? Yes, even webmd agrees to this - Rainy days can really get us down! "Bad weather can indeed have a negative effect on your emotions." But how can one addresses this stress? A good massage at The Spa By Omnia Bellus will cure every bad vibes.

Independence Day Promo at The Spa By Omnia Bellus
Independence Day Promo at The Spa By Omnia Bellus
Tecsia Evans, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco (where it rains 67 days a year, on average), says, “When it gets dark and dreary out, some people definitely have more susceptibility to feeling lonely or down. It’s pretty common to see a change in mood -- such as feeling sadness or lower self-esteem -- when it’s rainy outside.” So how can we change our mood? Let's try an awesome and relaxing massage!

Luckily, The Spa By Omnia Bellus has offered a rainy season promo to all. Enjoy up to 30% discount on the following The Spa by Omnia Bellus Signature Services:
☔️ Whole Body Scrub with Coffee and Milk 
☔️ Whole Body Scrub with Oriental Salt and Sugar 
☔️ Natural Facial Cleansing



 Indulge and maximize your relaxation time to beat the stress this rainy season. Combine it with any of our signature whole body massages ( Pinoy Hilot, Ventosa, Swedish ) and enjoy more savings. Book your reservations now! Contact 0325138016 or 09167671815. I encourage reservations especially on weekends and beyond 7:00 PM. Also, you can send private message to their official Facebook Page, @thespabyomniabellus
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan Celebrates Filipino Food Fest

Watefront Hotels in Cebu celebrate a festival that everybody should join! To give the homage to the native flavors of Cebuano and Filipino cuisines, Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug initiated a food festival called “UNO's Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”. This Filipino Food Fest will run until August 31, 2017 in all UNO Restaurants.

Filipino Food Fest by Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino
Filipino Food Fest by Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino

CBS Bloggers And Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan General Manager
CBS Bloggers And Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan General Manager

CBS Bloggers And Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan General Manager
CBS Bloggers And Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan General Manager
Waterfront's Filipino Food Festival focuses on homegrown Cebuano flavors and traditional Filipino treats which were given some surprising, but absolutely mouthwatering twists by the celebrated husband-and-wife culinary geniuses, Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico.

Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico
Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico
For “UNO's Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses”, the two inventive chefs updated old-time favorites, popular comfort food, and classic dishes by the subtle addition of new and enticing flavors, and presenting them in ways that catch attention and whet the appetite.

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Lechon Kambing at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Sinampalukang Turkey at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Lechon Baka at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Our fave, Lechon Baboy at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Bacon Bagnet at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Pinaupong Nilasing na Manokat Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Salt Crusted Fish at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan


Says Chef Roland, “Cooking, like any facet of culture and art, keep evolving and transforming in tune with changing lifestyles and the development of technology. The concept behind ‘UNO's Modern Filipino Taste: A Filipino Feast for All Senses’ looks to tradition for inspiration, but extends to the possibilities of the future. The tastes we presented find a delicious common ground between heritage and technology. Thus, the flavors are familiar but surprising.”

Desserts Pie at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Desserts Pie at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

The combination of time-honored flavors and novel twists find interpretation in such delicious selections as Balut Napoleon (layers of balut flavor plus shots of its savory juice), Ngohiong Cones served with a spicy sauce, Sinigang Bites (tamarind-spiced kangkong chips topped with bangus mousse), Palabok Bites, (the goodness of palabok topped with Carcar chicharon), Seafood Paella Negra (made with fresh seafood and squid ink), Paella Valenciana, Spicy Bellychon (oven-roasted pork belly with labuyo chili), Sushi Noy (Filipino maki topped with matambaka flakes), Queso de Bola Cheese Cake and Tsokolate OH with Peanut Butter Mousse.

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Vegetable Salad at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Banana Blossom wth Bacon Salad at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Lady Finger Salad at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Get these appetizers at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Another set of appetizers here! 

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Raw Foodies!!! Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Easily one of the most popular dining spots in Cebu, Waterfront’s UNO offers an all-day buffet featuring a wide array of international and Filipino culinary favorites, making it a must-visit destination and foodie paradise in Cebu and Davao. The restaurant has a casual, leisurely vibe and warm service favored by business and corporate individuals in search of great tasting food and quick service, families that expect a wide variety of food choices and a friendly ambiance, and foodies who simply want excellent flavors that come from fresh ingredients and food done to perfection.


Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Fried Humba at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Balbacua Uno at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Kaldereta Pia at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Adobo Vegetables at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Grilled Pakbet Vegetables at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
Kimchi Pinangat at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan
San Miguel Batterd Fish with Buro at Uno Restaurant of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cebu Blogger

BPI experiences "Internal Data Processing Error", not a Hack (June 6, 2017)

Bank of the Philippines Islands reported earlier today an "Internal Data processing error" after reports from clients that there are unsolicited withdrawals or deposits to their accounts. Hours later, BPI posted an inconvenience status on their Facebook page.

BPI Advisory
BPI Advisory


Original Message (via BPI Facebook Page)

“Due to an internal data processing error, some clients may have seen their accounts debited twice or credited twice for a past transaction. We are currently correcting the mispostings. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused.”


Edited Post BPI ADVISORY:

Further to our announcement this morning, we have identified an internal system error that caused some transactions occurring between April 27 and May 2 to be double-posted as of June 6.

We have identified the root cause of this error, and are temporarily suspending access to electronic channels to speed up rectification. All BPI branches will open on time this morning and will continue to service your needs.

We anticipate full resolution of this error within today. We wish to reassure our clients that this matter will be resolved expediently and that none of them will lose money from this incident.

For more updates from BPI, follow their Social Media accounts:
Twitter: @talktobpi
Facebook: @bpi
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Introducing Starbucks New Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®

All I thought Summer is over but hey, it's just starting! But worry no more as Starbucks has introduced the latest Frappuccino® flavors that will surely make you fall in love with classic faves. Two indulgent flavors that are directly inspired by some of Starbucks most favorite desserts, Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®. Take a break from hectic days and share a cup of frap with your friends and loveones! And oh, starting today, you can now get the Starbucks featured Cakes, coffee and of course, Starbucks collectible Cards.
Starbucks New Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®
Starbucks New Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®

New Starbucks Frappuccino

The Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino® is a rich mixture of Mocha Frappuccino® blended with banana puree which is then layered on top of strawberry whipped cream. This concoction is then finished with regular whipped cream, a drizzle of rich chocolate, and crunchy waffle cone pieces. Meanwhile, coffee aficionados will surely be pleased with the new Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®, handcrafted with Starbucks signature Coffee Frappuccino® poured on top of creamy coffee pudding and then made even more delectable by espresso whipped cream and Turkish ground coffee sprinkles.

Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino
Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino

Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino
Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino


Starbucks Reserve

Coffee connoisseurs who are on a constant search for rare one-lot coffee will undoubtedly enjoy Starbucks Reserve® Rwanda Musasa and Starbucks Reserve® Nicaragua Maracaturra. But for those who are looking for the perfect cold brew experience at home, Starbucks has also released its Cold Brew Pitcher Packs. This is a perfect blend of Latin American and African beans that are roasted to bring out their rich and dense flavor when brewed cold. Its flavor is balanced, smooth, and rich with subtle sweet chocolatey notes. To brew a perfect pitcher, simply steep the pitcher packs in your refrigerator overnight.

Starbucks Reserve Nicaragua Maracaturra
Starbucks Reserve Nicaragua Maracaturra

Starbucks Reserve Rwanda Musasa
Starbucks Reserve Rwanda Musasa


Featured Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake
Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

If you're wondering about what best goes with the two new Frappuccino® flavors or your perfectly brewed cup of coffee, well, Starbucks has that covered too! The new Lime Torte Cake is a symphony of flavors and texture with its sweet and tangy flavor partnered with crunchy and crumbly cake. For those looking for traditional Filipino flavors, the Mango Crunch Cake will surely delight you with smooth and creamy mousse with Philippine mangoes layered with crumbly and buttery graham and crunchy white almond. Chocolate lovers will surely fall for the Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, a moist chocolate layer cake with smooth and creamy chocolate truffle and then frosted with marshmallow icing.


Lime Torte Cake
Lime Torte Cake

Mango Crunch Cake
Mango Crunch Cake

Starbucks Desserts

Starbucks also has two new Greek Yogurt Parfaits that will entice anyone looking for a delectable and healthy treat. The Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait is made with creamy Greek yogurt layered with a sweet and tart blueberry compote and then topped with crunchy oat granola. Meanwhile, the Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait is made with sweet mango compote and Greek yogurt finished with a sprinkling of crunchy oat granola. Another perfect complement to your coffee is the Whole Wheat Bagel made with linseeds, rye and soy grits, corn semolina, and oats. A more savory option is also available with the Bagel Bites filled with Cream Cheese, the mini herbed bagels are generously stuffed with cream cheese that will surely satisfy you with every bite.

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait
Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait

Starbucks Father's Day Card


Starbucks Father's Day Card
Starbucks Father's Day Card

Starbucks is also introducing three new designs for its Starbucks Cards. The three cards are the Chill Mini Card, Iced Coffee Card, and the Father's Day Card. The Chill Mini Card and the Father's Day Card are available for a minimum activation fee of ₱500. The Father's Day Card also comes with a free greeting card making it the perfect gift for your Dad on his special day. Meanwhile, the Iced Coffee Card is available for a minimum activation fee of ₱1,000.

Starbucks Chill Mini Card
Starbucks Chill Mini Card



Starbucks ICed Coffee Card
Starbucks ICed Coffee Card


Visit the nearest Starbucks store to experience these new treats and log on to http://www.starbucks.ph/ for more information.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Amazing Portraits During HuaweiP10 "Behind Portrait Photography" Workshop In Cebu

I thought taking portraits is as easy as clicking that button of the camera or hitting that circular tool in our digital camera. But after attending two sessions of Huawei's "Behind Portrait Photography" Workshop, I learned a lot - more than a lot! Sorry for this exaggeration but Ms. Sarah Black and Sir Veejay Villafranca really shared amazing views and suggestions during those activities. One of the most important notes in getting amazing portrait shot is the tool - the kind of Camera and this time, I found it with Huawei's latest smartphone engineered with Leica, the Huawei P10.

Huawei partners with Cebu Bloggers Society for a Portrait Photography Workshop
Huawei partners with Cebu Bloggers Society for a Portrait Photography Workshop
On June 1, a group of Cebu Media and Bloggers gathered in Chateau De Busay for a preview on what would this workshop looks like with the Country's Top Fashion Photographer, Ms. Sarah Black. “The most iconic portraits are defined by outstanding lighting and clarity of details. Working as a lifestyle photographer for many years now, I always place a premium on how these two elements are reflected in every shot I make, and the Huawei P10 makes this very convenient. They instantly give dramatic touches to every photo, revealing interesting stories or realities of every subject that are rarely captured even through words,” Sara Black shares.

Now, here are some of the amazing portrait shots that our friends from Cebu Bloggers Society took during the June 1 workshop.

The Winner of the Portrait Workshop Contest Taken by Herbert Kikoy
The Winner of the Portrait Workshop Contest Taken by Herbert Kikoy

Portrait Photo taken by Alem Garcia
Portrait Photo taken by Alem Garcia

Portrait Photo taken by Guada Cuizon
Portrait Photo taken by Guada Cuizon

Portrait Photo taken by Lloyd Chua
Portrait Photo taken by Lloyd Chua

Portrait Photo taken by Mark Monta
Portrait Photo taken by Mark Monta

Portrait Photo taken by Mimi Gonzales
Portrait Photo taken by Mimi Gonzales

Portrait Photo taken by Andrew Mayol
Portrait Photo taken by Andrew Mayol

Portrait Photo taken by Philip Pingoy
Portrait Photo taken by Philip Pingoy

Portrait Photo taken by Sinjin Pineda
Portrait Photo taken by Sinjin Pineda
On June 3, I attended the first session for consumers as it is partnered with the prime online organization, Cebu Bloggers Society. And I present to you the top 5 Portrait Photos taken by CBS Members.  The first session was facilitated by Award-winning Sir Veejay Villafranca.

The winner of this session as decided by Veejay Villafranca. Taken by Mimi Gonzales
The winner of this session as decided by Veejay Villafranca. Taken by Mimi Gonzales

Portrait Shot by FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta
Portrait Shot by FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta

Portrait Shot By Hantravels Blogger, Hannah Suquib
Portrait Shot By Hantravels Blogger, Hannah Suquib

Portrait Shot By Freedomwll  Blogger, Ian Limpangog
Portrait Shot By Freedomwall  Blogger, Ian Limpangog

Portrait Shot By WanderingElla Blogger, Janine  Ella Anongos
Portrait Shot By WanderingElla Blogger, Janine  Ella Anongos

A photo studio in your pocket 

Huawei Philippines aims to take the studio out into the street and beyond. Their latest flagship offerings, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, equipped with the Leica dual camera system let consumers see the world in a different light, to capture images that evoke beautiful stories. 

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are available at Php 28,990 and Php 36,990, respectively via Huawei Experience Stores and retail partners nationwide. Available color variants for the P10 are Greenery, Dazzling Blue, Prestige Gold, and Graphite Black.  The P10 Plus comes in Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Gold and Graphite Black. 

Huawei P10 is also available via Globe ThePLAN 1799 for FREE. The plan comes with 11GB of data, Unli-All Net Texts and Unli-Calls to Globe & TM, Netflix access for 6 months, Spotify Premium access for 3 months, HOOQ access for 6 months. Alternatively, the Huawei P10 can also be purchased either via any credit card at 0% interest for 6 and 12 months or Home Credit at 0% installment for 9 months without the need for a credit card. 

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