- July 13 · 14 · 15 3 DAY SALE – Get as much as 70% Off on Selected Items. Mall Hours 10 AM to 10 PM
- July 13 5PM Jimmy Bondoc Mini concert at the Northwing Atrium. Enjoy shopping while listening to romantic songs sang by Jimmy Bondoc.
- July 14 GMA Kapuso Mall Show – Come and have fun with your favorite GMA 7 stars bannered by Alden Richards, Louis De los Reyes and Kris Lawrence. Show starts at 4PM at the Event Centre.
- July 15 2PM Meet & Greet David Cook. American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook will be in Cebu for a concert. If you just want to see him, head to SM Northwing Atrium on the second Sunday of July.
- July 28 2PM Myphone Dance Teenvasion. A dance contest for groups of 8-10 people aged 13-18 year old. Interested participants are invited to register at the Mall Administration Office.
I am currently handling one of the in-house sales groups at Robinsons Homes Cebu. I am working with Real Estate Broker Florezil Agujetas II. Recently, we hired two new recruits. Ariane Alejandro and Jilyn Chan are the first 2 members of the new batch of “Rainmakers“. They had their first major exhibit at SM Cebu last month. Hopefully, the new batch will also achieve success beyond our own expectations. Good Luck and Happy Selling!!
- It’s more fun in the Philippines with Lego! (cebulive.wordpress.com)
- Lego Breaking Bad Set Will Never Happen But We Want It Anyway [Lego] (gizmodo.com)
- The Power of Lego…. (mbmphotography.wordpress.com)
- A LEGO Wall And Stair Rail Made From 20,000 Bricks (neatorama.com)
Come down to SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium and see an amazing Lego display of Philippine tourist attractions. Lego, one of the world’s leading toy company, is creating a stunning visualization of the Department of Tourism‘s slogan “It’s more fun in the Phillippines“.
You will see Lego creations of Cebu landmarks like Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Sto. Nino, SM City Cebu, Mactan Shangri-la, Raddison Blu, and Plaza Independencia among the many featured Philippine tourist spots and attractions.
The exhibit will be from from April 21 to May 10, 2012. Along with the Denmark based Lego Group, the event is supported by the Department of Tourism, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Toy Kingdom, Bricks Philippines.Com, and LAJ Philippines.
If you have time, check out It’s more fun in the Philippines with Lego and definitely the kids and the young at heart will have a splendid time.
caloycomment: Truly impressive! You got to see it …. MORE
The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) – Central Visayas is holding a 0ne-week housing fair at the SM City Cebu Lower ground level. The exhibitors include the different subdivision and condominium developers in Cebu. Potential buyers can get vital information about real estate properties from low-cost housing to expensive high-end condominiums and subdivisions. The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig has also a booth so that members can inquire about financing real estate acquisitions. The exhibit will be from October 21-27, 2011.
- Events: BPI Family Housing Loan Madness Cebu (cebulive.wordpress.com)
- Investor’s Party for RLC Condo Projects in Cebu (rlccebuprojects.wordpress.com)
- Cebulive reaction on Sunstar article: Foreigners air complaints against developer over problems with condo (cebulive.wordpress.com)
As part of their Simply Irresistible Sale, SM City Cebu held a Cosplay event last July 29. Cosplay is short for costume play where participants dress up like their favorite manga, anime, or movie character. The participants of the SM event were mostly teenagers and they sure love to dress up in their favorite characters. You an see people dressing up as Pikachu, Lolita, and their favorite Naruto and Star Wars characters.
The special guest for the event was Alodia Gosiengfiao who is dubbed as the “Cosplay Queen” of the Philippines. Alodia is a fan favorite and she got a lot of love from the Cebuanos. She was energetic even if she just arrived from a Cosplay event in Indonesia. She was also game taking questions from the participants and crowd. The spectators had a wonderful time and it would have been a bigger event if it were held on a Saturday because many would-be Cosplayers were still in school.
All in all, it was a successful event and I know many people are hoping that SM will do more events like this. Maybe in the next event you can see me dress up. Who knows?
Here some of the pics that I took from the event:
- Upcoming Events at SM City Cebu: July 2012 (cebuislandlive.com)
- From Androids to Fighters, She Does It All [Cosplay] (kotaku.com)
- Summit of a Cosplay World (yunam0n.wordpress.com)
- Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) – 07.02.12 (comicsalliance.com)
- QWOP Cosplay (senorgif.memebase.com)
Cebu City became the 10th Philippine City to be the given the title of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) City of Culture. Cebu was declared as a City of Culture last July 15. The declaration was in line with the country’s designation as the ASEAN Culture Capital for 2010 and 2011. Cebu will now have a chance to showcase its heritage to our South East Asian neighbors until next year’s Sinulog festival where the City has the honor to pass the title of ASEAN Culture Capital to Singapore.
As part of its support of the activities regarding the declaration, SM City Cebu has an exhibit at its North wing showcasing what Cebu is known for. The exhibit will be up to the 25th of July.
The 3rd Week of July is considered as the National Disability and Rehabilitation Week. This year’s theme is “Making the Rights real for Filipinos with Disabilities“. The lead agency for the week long event is the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA).
Here are the schedule of activities:
July 17 Opening Mass and parade at the SM City Cebu
July 18 Forum and Job Fair at SM City Activity Center
July 19 Massage Demo
July 20 Fun Walk and Larong Pinoy at the Cebu ity Sport Complex
July 21 PWD recollection at the Holly Family Retreat House
July 22 Medical and dental mission at Barangay Mabolo Gym
caloycomment: We should all be aware the people with disability can be a big part of our country’s progress. The government and the business sector can help in making Cebu a more pwd-friendly place. An environment were pwds can succeed should be fostered.
- Special Registration for Persons With Disabilities (deafphilippines.wordpress.com)
- 1st Quezon City PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWD) Summit (tuklasinnatin.wordpress.com)
- Cebu Province declares PWD month (NCDA website)
- Cebu City not PWD-friendly (Cebu Daily News)
- Activities for PWD week (philstar)
- Pwd Week: How to create a more PWd-friendly environment (caloycebu.blospot.com)
The National Council of Disability Affairs (NCDA) launched yesterday at SM City Cebu the Persons with Disabilities Week. This year’s National Disability and Rehabilitation Week’s theme is “Making the Rights Real for Filipinos with Disabilities. The activities are headed by the NCDA, the agency created to plan and coordinate activities concerning disability issues and concern. This year’s activities include a job fair, massage demo, sportsfest, recollection, and medical mission.
I believe that our leaders should in a way create a more PWD-friendly city. Persons with disabilities are at a disadvantage should disasters come and even in normal days, accessibility is very limited for them. How can a cripple ride a jeepney? What are the jobs available for PWDs? How can we improve and promote education for PWDs? Is there some sort of discrimination towards Persons with disabilities? There are so many room for improvement and political and corporate leaders can do a lot of things to help.
Here are some areas that we can probably improve on:
1. Accessibility – We should make sure that public places are accessible to people with disabilities. It is nice that we have special parking areas for them (although some people use this area even if they aren’t Pwds). We should also make sure that elevators and escalators can fit wheelchairs. I used the elevator in Robinsons Cybergate and it is nice to see that there are Braille markings at the buttons. Fire exits should use ramps rather than stairs. How in the world would a PWD go down 10 floors of stairs for example. There should also be away to improve how PWDs right public transportation.
2. Jobs – It is nice to see that some businessman employ people with disabilities. I was serve by a deaf-mute in Brutus Fuente and it is good to see that there are opportunities for them. Blind masseurs are also good. The government can also give tax breaks to employers of PWDs. Hopefully, these businessmen pay them the right wages.
3. Education – It is also good to know that some educational institutions offer discounts to people with disabilities. It is just right to give them opportunities to learn and improve their skills. This practice should be encouraged because who knows we have Stephen Hawking in our midst.
4. Disaster and Emergency Preparedness- As our leaders make plans on disaster preparation, they also consider the plight of the PWDs if faced in situation like flooding, fires, typhoon, and other calamities. They have to be prepared on how rescue pwds in emergency situations. Our firemen, volunteers, ERUF staff, and Red Cross personnel should be aware and be educated on how to assist persons with disabilities. We are not only talking about first aid but also how to communicate with them.
The leaders of the Cebu and Philippines at least make an effort to make our country more PWD-friendly. The government has allocated some budget for it and hopefully the agencies like the NCDA will formulate meaningful activities and programs that will promote long-term awareness for persons with disabilities. Every person has the same rights, abled or disabled and the pwds deserve access to those rights.
- Voter listup cancellation shows PWDs not a priority, say PWD groups (mindanews.com)
- Comelec brings PWD registration to barangay (mindanews.com)
Yesterday, Steph and I took our helper Josie and her son Carlo to watch a movie at SM City Cebu cinema. It would Carlo Boy’s first time to watch a movie in a movie theater. Carlo Boy picked Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. It is quiet a pretty good movie for a first-timer and to think we picked the last full show. Luckily, the boy did not sleep. The movie cost 180 pesos (non- 3D) and I cannot believe that movie prices are now that high. I remember the time that I go to Belvic and Century 21 to watch the latest Hollywood and movies then cost around 40 pesos. The movies now are so expensive, no wonder why a lot people resort to buying those pirated DVDs. All in all we spend almost a thousand pesos (including the drinks) but it was all worth it. The joy in seeing the face of a young boy (he is 8) having a blast with his first movie is priceless.
What do I think about the movie? It was good. I grew up watching the cartoon version of the Autobots and Decipticons. The advances in film editing has made robots so realistic. I wonder how come Filipino movies cannot have those kind of graphics. I guess we Filipinos really prefer our comedy or horror-comedy than creating some sci-fi flick. Transformers 3 was cool and the new chick is also so hot. Sam Witwicky is one lucky guy. The storyline is typical but I strongly recommend the movie if you to see one with your children. Warning though: They might ask you to buy those expensive Transformer toys the next time you go to the mall.
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (mrmovietimes.com)
- ‘Transformers 4′ Will Feature ‘New Cast,’ Space Setting (mtv.com)
- Michael Bay Talks TRANSFORMERS 4 (geektyrant.com)
- Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (qpopcorner.wordpress.com)