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


Situated at the heart of Cebu City, Golden Valley Hotel has kept a comfy Resto that sells good foods and drinks. Highly valued as it's name, Emerald Cafe offers an "Emerald-like" Customer Service, sumptuous Dishes and of course, a very accommodating staff. And early this June, Emerald Cafe opens it's Super Sulit Promo Meals with as low as PHP 88.00 per dish which includes Unlimited Rice and 1 round of Drink and Soup of the Day - Grilled choices are also available in just PHP 99.00 each. Students and Office Personnel from nearby establishments will surely enjoy this delicious treat from Emeralds as they are open from Lunchtime ( 11 AM to 2 PM ) and Dinnertime ( 6 to 10 in the evening )

The buffet is ready for the Super Sulit Promo Meals at Emerald Cafe

Yes, Cakes and Pastries are also available.

ABOVE: The Upper interior with some art display in their walls [BELOW]

Emerald Cafe is located at the ground floor of Golden Valley Hotel. Now check out these Super Sulit Promo Meals!!!

ABOVE: Soup of the Day with BELOW: Orange Juice - One round only for all Super Sulit Promo Meals

Here are the choices under PHP 88.00 Dishes...

Lumpia Shanghai

Breaded Porkchop

Beef Teriyaki

Meat Balls

Sauteed Pork

Buttered Chicken
Here are the choices under PHP 99.00 Dishes - Grilled Selections~
Chicken Barbeque

Grilled Porkchop

Sinugbang Anduhaw
Should you need to try Emerald Cafe, hit the contact information below:
Telephone Numbers: (6332) 253-8660; (6332) 253-8481
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GoldenValleyHotelCebu

You'll be craving for more after these Desserts...


Golden Valley Hotel features 50 fully air-conditioned standard, superior and deluxe rooms equipped with cable TV, hot and cold shower, and NDD/IDD telephone. The rooms come with complimentary set breakfast and an unlimited free Wi-Fi access ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. This four-storey hotel is conveniently located near iconic churches such as Basilica del Sto. Nino, The Cebu Cathedral and Sto. Rosario Church. The hotel is also close to historical landmarks and museums like Casa Gorordo Museum. This location makes it ideal for tourists and families looking to experience Cebu’s rich history and culture. ( More HERE )