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Cebu Hotels

Pillows Hotel: more than just a budget accommodation in Cebu

By on October 16, 2016
After we checked-in, I was relieved to find out that our accommodation was a lot more spacious compared to the photos of it I saw online. Our room was already fitted with four single beds, the two were extras I think, each of which had their customized signature fluffy pillows. Needless to say that the property was named after these babies.


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Restaurant Review

Carnivore: dine here before they close for good

By on October 9, 2016
So why is it that Carnivore, a small restaurant with great ambitions, will be unfortunately closing its doors soon? Is it because of their relatively hidden location in Cebu or that the city is not yet ready for this kind of cuisine? How will a restaurant then with no lechon belly or unlimited rice or baked scallops in the menu thrive in this part of the Philippines?


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Restaurant Review

Camden: a hipster cafe and a secret bar

By on October 3, 2016
Camden fits the typical description of a hipster space - industrial interiors with predominantly neutral palettes, a single communal table and a neon signage right inside the cafe.


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Restaurant Feature

Seafood City’s insanely affordable Paluto All-You-Can promo

By on October 2, 2016
For the whole month of October, Seafood City offers a Paluto All-You-Can promo for a discounted rate of only Php680 per person.


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Uncategorized

McDonald’s Secret Life of Pets Happy Meal toys

By on September 4, 2016
Trust me when I say that the McDonald's Happy Meal toys are quite adorable this time. It's not hard to imagine then how they could have a riotous adventure in the film.


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Cebu Restaurants

There’s always Room for Desserts at SM Seaside Cebu

By on August 13, 2016
The biggest draw perhaps at Room for Desserts is their very Instagrammable Fairy Floss. A wreath of cotton candy rests around a cup or cone of soft-serve ice cream. This is then adorned with toppings of your choice - cookies, cereals, candies, chocolate or a combination of these.


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Cebu Food Restaurants

Better value for money buffet at Grand Majestic

By on August 11, 2016
Despite the recent entry of big-name brands in Cebu, Grand Majestic still is among the very few remaining better-valued buffet restaurants in the city. Although their prices (Php 550 for lunch and Php 650 for dinner) have increased a little bit since the last time I visited here, the quality of the food has thankfully not changed.


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Food Restaurants

Pancake House: fluffy pancakes and other all-day breakfast meals

By on July 31, 2016
"Pancake House is actually a Filipino brand and not an imported franchise," Marc H. San Juan, Pancake House's Senior Marketing Manager, clarified to us during our brief post-lunch chit-chat.


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Dinagat Islands Food Food Trip

Eats around Dinagat Island

By on June 12, 2016
Dinagat island food trip: Mabuhay Dina Gat Restaurant, Denor Restaurant and balut in pretty glass enclosures.


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McDonald’s non-app Angry Birds toys

By on June 8, 2016
I wanted to watch The Angry Birds Movie when it was still shown in cinemas here in Cebu. This was largely fueled by my nostalgia for the wildly successful mobile game and also some bit of curiosity as to how the film creators created a story out of it.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

Awards
Best of Cebu Blog Awards Best of Cebu Blog Awards
2015
    Best Food Blog
    Best Creative Writing in a Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
    Finalist, Best Travel Blog

    Grand Winner, Visit Davao Tuloy ang Byahe Experience Blogging Competition.
    Winner, 2013 TLC Asia’s The Layover contest
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