Are you doing this latest Social Media Trend #‎makeuptransformation ? Having difficulty? It's just a little powder, foundation here, wear some blush on, mascara and woooots, you became your Celebrity idol! Weeks ago, #‎makeuptransformation has taken over Instagram and Twitter. Now, it is flooding in Facebook and FaceCebu.Net was able to pull out The 10 Best #‎makeuptransformation posted by Local Netizens and we mean, Cebuano Netizens.

Now, check this list!

10. Jonald Cabarrubias as Derek Ramsey

9. AJ Mercado as Rio Dela Cruz

8. Willand Cuna as Edgar Allan Guzman

7.  Paolo Madrid as Fabio Ide

6.  Jeff Vinluan as Calum Hood of 5 Seconds of Summer

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5.  Ian Roy Jamison  as Will Devaughn

4.  Diosa Joy as Dionne Monsanto
3.  DReal Mckoi as Omar Borkan Al Gala

2.  Queen Universe 2011, Bee Urgello as Gretchen Barretto

1.  Cebu Designer, Hanz Coquilla as Young Michael Jackson

Do you agree? If not, send your #‎makeuptransformation‬ to our Facebook Official Page and we will add you in the list!


It started last July 28, 2014 when Miss Cebu 2013 Candidate, Miss MARIVEE ANN VELASQUEZ, posted a very long status in her Facebook Wall with a photo of an old Lady inside a food chain and an introductory note, "This is really worth the share - you can make someone's dream come true by doing so." And yes, it is "worth the share"!!!

Mam Aurelia C. Alburo while eating inside Jollibee

So to cut the story short, Here are some scenes that will surely left you think that Life is indeed full of Hope and Faith is restored! ( You can read the full script at the bottom part of this post )

  • Velasquez met Miss Aurelia C. Alburo, a 64-year old Lady, who begged for a 6-PESO coin inside a public transportation just to pay for her fare.
  • Mam Aurelia rode a wrong Public Jeepney which led Ms Velasquez to accompany her to the nearest terminal or "Jeepney Stop" where the Old Lady can take a ride to her destination.
  • And after doing so, this kind-hearted Marivee noticed that the Old Lady might had not eaten her dinner yet, thus Marivee offered her a dinner.
  • While eating, Marivee was so curioused and wanted to know more about this old Lady so she started asking questions.
  • Marivee found out that Mam Aurelia came here in Cebu to pursue her dream to study General Education at University of Visayas. It has been her dream in which she had done everything just to get scholarship. She has no job but she's still hopeful for her dream as she knew she is with God and God will help her in her prayer and dream. She even walked from Sto. Rosario Church to Mambaling ( which is 3.2 Kilometer distance ) just to pray to God regarding her dream and her scholarship.
  • After eating, Marivee accompanied Mam Aurelia and took a cab going to a nearest terminal. Marivee noticed that the Old Lady was crying due to her first time riding a taxi or cab. The story of Mam Aurelia really broke Marivee heart and grateful at the same time for helping her. She even promised to see the old lady again in the church she use to visit and pray. 

So when the lengthy post of Cebuana Model trended in Facebook with 4,445 LIKES and 1,548 shares (as of this writing), a Miss Jackee Gullas - Weckman, who happens to be the Vice President of Academic in University of Visayas, messaged Ms Marivee with "Hi Marivee, Good morning! Just wanted to let you know that our Guidance counselors were looking for Manang Aurelia yesterday at Sto. Rosario Church at Noon. They were also looking for her in Mabolo since one of our counselors have met Manang Aurelia before. If they don't see her today - they will also go to St. Vicente Ferrer Parish tomorrow at 6 pm. Don't worry we won't give up looking for Manang Aurelia!" Now that's God working Mam Aurelia's Dream! Yes?!

On July 31, Miss Jackee messaged Marivee again with a very good news! Check this out!

"Good morning Marivee! We have found Manang Aurelia and she is now officially enrolled at UV!! She met with my father - Dodong Gullas who is the Executive VP & he assured her that all her tuition & fees are fully covered so she wouldn't be paying anything. We are trying to find a part time job for her in the meantime to help her out financially as well. If you have any job leads for Manang Aurelia - kindly let us know. Thank you again for following up! Will definitely keep you posted on Manang Aurelia's situation. Take care and best regards, Jackee :) "

Yes, that 64-year old Lady who never lose her faith to God is finally a stone throw away from her dream. Now, are you still murmuring of waking up early just to go to school? Do you still cut classes just to play DOTA or do some bad habits you are having now? Think again, follow Mam Aurelia Alburo!

Kudos to University of Visayas, to Sir Dodong Gullas, to Ms Jackee Gullas-Weckman and of course to our very own Ms  MARIVEE ANN VELASQUEZ - you guys are true blooded Cebuanos!

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: Miss MARIVEE ANN VELASQUEZ original script in her post in FACEBOOK :

"This is really worth the share - you can make someone's dream come true by doing so.

This is Aurelia C. Alburo. I met her on a jeepney from Talamban to Mandaue. At first she just asked me what time it was so I nonchalantly told her it was 5 minutes to 9. I wasn't used to talking to strangers especially on the jeepney but she caught my attention when she said to the lady next to me "dai, naa kay 6 pesos? Pwede ko nimo mahatagan?" (Miss, do you have 6 pesos? Can you please spare me some change?) I looked at the lady that she was talking to and saw that she just stared at Manang Aurelia. She probably got the hint that the lady didn't want to spare her some change so she looked out of the window. From then I didn't take my eyes off her. I started becoming concerned. Not sure if I should butt in and give her money or if I'd just stay out of it. Then a girl sat next to Manang Aurelia and again asked for 6 pesos from her which she gladly gave. Then paid it as fare when I asked her
"nang, asa paman diay ka mu adto?" (Where are you headed?)
"Mu adto pako og colon dai"
(I'm going to Colon)
"Mag unsa man ka sa Colon run orasa Nang?"
(What will you be doing in Colon at this time?)
"Mag lakaw padung Alaska Mambaling, dai"
(I'll walk from there to Alaska Mambaling)
It shocked me to hear an old lady say that she'd walk from Colon to Mambaling at this hour! When I asked her why she'd walk she said that she didn't have money for fare and was shy to ask people for money. I kept on asking questions until I found out that she did not know that the jeep we were on would not go to Colon and she doesn't know where she is. So from Mandaue Highway I offered to go with her to SM so she can take a jeep to Pardo then Mambaling. When we got off the jeepney, the old lady swayed then I realized that she probably hasn't even eaten. I brought her to Jollibee and that's when she started talking about herself. She told me what her name and age is. She told me she's from Masbate but just came here to study. Yes, she wants to study! She has been trying really hard to get a scholarship into #UniversityofVisayas Main to study General Education. It has been her dream to finish the degree - that up until now she is still working on it even if she has no means, she's still trying. I started tearing up when she told me her wish to help educate people both academically and spiritually. As a devote Catholic, she has been putting the approval of a scholarship into the hands of God. She told me that she would walk everyday from Sto. Rosario church to Mambaling just to pray for her scholarship. She doesn't have a job, no family, no friends. She told me that all she has is God and it was more than enough for her (Talk about faith!)
It really moved me that someone at the age of 64 would still want to finish studying! It was her one greatest wish. So after eating (she didn't finish the chicken - she asked if she could bring it so she'd have something to eat tomorrow), we took a cab to SM. She started sobbing - it took me awhile to realize that it was tears of joy coz she has never ridden on a taxi cab before - it broke my heart but at the same time was glad to have given her one of her firsts. We got to SM and I gave her the last remainder of my cash and told the jeepney barker to please make sure that she gets into a jeepney to Mambaling. When we said our goodbyes she told me that she wishes to give me something but she has nothing on her. So I told her that her relentless "thank yous" were more than enough.

I promised her that I would see her again in Sto. Rosario because tonight she touched me alot. That even at 64 years old, she is still chasing her dreams of finishing her studies and spreading the good word of the Lord.

I know that this is a very lengthy post but I just want you guys to know that she deserves that scholarship - the chance to finish her studies. Some of you might even go "blah so what?" when you read this but I swear, the way she told me things.. So unadulterated - so passionate about it.

So please, if the right people can see this. They might have the heart to give her her scholarship. And we can all be instruments of her dream coming true."


The world's favorite flip-flop brand, Havaianas, is once again coming to Cebu for the much anticipated Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH). Now on it's Ninth year, Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 is highlighting it's origin, Brazil with it's festive street party - The Carnavale, the spirited samba dance, Martial Arts - Capoeira and of course, everybody's fave, with the recently much celebrated World Cup 2014 - Football.

Inspired by a 200-year old tradition from Brazil, this year’s commemorative pair features colorful Bonfim wish ribbons that are worn for good luck. The print wishes every wearer Alegria (Joy), Diversao (Amusement), Empolgacao (Excitement), Euforia (Euphoria ), and Felicidade (Bliss )– true to the Havaianas “always summer” spirit.

WHAT:      Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 ( #MYOHCebu2014 )
WHERE:  Ayala Center Cebu, Activity Center
WHEN:    August 1-3 (Friday to Sunday)
TIME:      10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Flip-flops were made to perfectly complement the Brazilian vibrant lifestyle: vivacious, expressive, adventurous, and always the life of the party. The thrill in this full-customization event comes in the ability to mix and match everything: from the soles and the straps, to color combinations inspired by street art, and to the fun limited edition pins – this year all exhibiting everything Brazil from the beats to the wildlife, flavors and beaches, to symbols representing summer fun. Classic staples include geometric and crystal pins plus to give some local flavor, a special Cebu pin designed by renowned Cebuano furniture designer Vito Selma will be available.

Check out these Make Your Own Havaianas 2014 PINS

Havaianas encourages everyone to be as daring as the Brazilians when customizing their flip-flops.  “Brazilian culture is all about self expression, and not being ashamed of how vividly you express it.” Anne Gonzalez, Terry SA Managing Director shares with Brand Development Group Director Ammiel De Leon adding, “Think of how the Brazilians would do it—always bold and fun in style and a natural stand out.

Are you excited and want to test this Flip Flop customization? Check http://myoh.havaianasphilippines.com and virtually mix and match your choice of sole, straps and pins for your pair before the said big day.

Share your #MYOHCebu2014 pair via their Official Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/havaianasphilippines
Twitter:  @havaianasphilippines
Instagram: @havaianasphils


In Cebu, Carinderia has been the best choice of workers most especially during peak hours. Everybody is in a hurry to finish their break during Lunch and Dinner and go back to work. And one thing everybody considers is not to eat in fast food chains - we should eat healthy foods, agree? Yesh!! Now, people around Lahug and IT Park area should try this newly opened Carinderia called Orange Karenderia. It's not your ordinary Carinderia since it offers more than local foods. Aside from their banner dishes like Linarang na Bakasi/Endong/Barracuda and Tinolang Dugso/Mamsa , they also offers their top seller Atlantic Yellow Fin Tuna Caviar or best known as Crispy Tuna Bihod and some Grilled Dishes.

Orange Karenderia is situated at Lahug under the same building of Pizza Republic

Just for a view, here's the interior of the resto.

Industrial-Like interior gives a comfortable aura to customers

Menus on board are written in Chalk ( Creative! )

Now, here's our favorites from BEST to GOOD. As a first timer in this Carinderia, you should try their Grilled Pork Barbecue. It's juicy and the meat is well cooked, not to mention that we didn't dip it in a typical sauce which means, it is really worth the bite!

Next is our personal choice, the Larang Tasik - a soup dish prepared by stewing fish with vegetables, milk and spices. And it's definitely a must try like really!!! We cannot taste the fishy stuff but the the soup cooked/mixed in a coconut milk.

Then there goes the Pancit Canton, superb!

And the rest, they are good, check them after jump.

Fried Chicken with Sesame Seeds

Tinolang Mamsa

Atlantic Yellow Fin Tuna Caviar or best known as Crispy Tuna Bihod

Tuna Panga

And bow to this dessert!!!


Orange Karenderia

Branch at MAGUIKAY, Mandaue
Opens Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Closed on Sundays)

Main:    La Guardia St., Salinas Drive, Lahug (beside Pizza Republic),Cebu City
Opens on Mondays to Sundays ( 11 AM to 11 PM)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/orangekarenderia
Email: orangekarenderia@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0917-721-0923


Serving a variety of Asian and Western Dishes, Patio Gavino serve as the main Restaurant of Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa which also caters local foods to the visitors. Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa has two Restaurants for all stay-in and diners, first is the Patio Gavino which is near the Pool area while on the beach front is the Buena Vista Restaurant. With it's aim to be the favorite destination of Foreigners, Travelers and of course the Locals, Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa's Restaurants has prepared something mouthwatering to our every tastebuds.

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa POOLs. [TOP] their adult pool and [BOTTOM] their main pool

Luckily, a various Cebu Bloggers and Foodies were there to experienced these dishes and the result was awesome. And Yeah, very recommendable!

First, we tried their STARTERS. And FaceCebu suggests to take a bite of that Buffalo Chicken Tenders which indeed give a spicy yet tender deep fried chicken coated with Barbecue sauce and served with Blue cheese dip. It's for PHP 350.00 only.

Buffalo Chicken Tender
Ngohiong (Vegetable Lumpia) PHP 190

Next on our plate is Everybody's favorite, the Fruit and Green Salad. We finished it without even using that dressing. It is a mixed of lettuce, green and red grapes, dried apricot, apple, goat cheese and peanut brittle in Mango vinaigrette. And hey, the tomato is sweet! Love it in just PHP 370

Before the main dish, we tried their best seller and signature Wihte Sand Pizza. It's a big YES from us, thin and cheesy in one for just PHP 510

Sandwiches were served too. Yummy yes!

Then there went the main dishes and as we expected, they won't bring us down. A very recommendable Seafood Fiesta which is actually a platter of grilled whole squid, shrimp gambas, tanguige ala pobre, breaded fish fillet and crispy crablets served with egg fried rice and emsclun salad. Finish it in just PGP 620 (Single serving) or PHP 710 (Platter)

Seafood Fiesta
Spice Pork Ribs
Beef Salpicao
Rib Eye Steak

For the desserts? Their Choco Lava ala mode is a die for. Check below video from Rabsin of Finlust.blogspot.com

Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach serves regular lunch buffet every Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays at PHP 950.00 per person.


Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Maribago Beach, Mactan Island 6015 Philippines
Telephone : (63 32) 268 9000, 495 2226
Fax :  (63 32) 495 2080
Email : cebu@whitesands.com.ph

Website: www.whitesands.com.ph
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cebu-White-Sands-Resort-and-Spa/140196989377339
Twitter: @cebuwhitesands


Have you tasted Heaven here in Cebu? Oh, we mean that taste of heaven served in a Buffet with an affordable price? Not yet? Oh, you need to check Golden Prince Hotel and Suites as they offer "Taste of Heaven" by Prince Fusion. This Eat All You Can Dinner Buffet is scheduled every Friday from 6:30 PM to 10 PM and for only P385 Nett per person. A great variety of special dishes are always prepared such as Baked Oysters, Beef Salpicao, Pasta station, Halo-Halo station and more!!!

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites

Taste of Heaven official Poster

Prince Fusion Tables ready for the hungry fellas!!!

Hey, Let's check the Buffet table.....

Hello there Pasta! Check this table for Pasta All you want!!!

Dishes with special Spicy Squid!

Singaporean Chicken is so tender and delicious!!!

What's for Desserts? Check Check Check

Our fave are Leche Flan and superb Halo-halo


For Reservations here is the CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website:     www.goldenprincehotel.com
Telephone:     233-8660 / 412-8660
Facebook:      http://www.facebook.com/goldenprincehotel