Sunday, May 27, 2012

Grilling station of the South!

Welcome to Larsian sa Fuente! Probably, the largest grilling station I've ever seen! 

Getting inside Larsian was like getting yourself inside a  "just-fumigated" place. Smoky to the highest level! That could be the reason why there are so many electric fans and they  are scattered everywhere. To fan smokes that's so painful once it hits your eyes. 

Larsian sa Fuente reminds me of the Banchetto here in Manila. Surrounded by food stalls were an array of tables and chairs, adorned with colorful lamps, flowers and other table accessories. Pagandahan sila ng table to attract customers!

The foods are not only tasty but cheaper too! They offer varieties of foods to grill. I opted for the pang-masa foods. Isaw. 10 pieces of puso or rice wrapped in coconut leaves. A liter of Coke. Solb!

For those frugal travelers like us, this is the best place to eat without hurting your pocket! Nakatipid ka na, nabusog ka pa! Just don't do it on a daily basis. There are other food stops that are also way cheaper. And too much eating of grilled foods aint healthy!
Where there's smoke, crowd and totally loud, that's Larsian! Better live with it! 

Be proud of the pig!

Cebu is now making waves when it comes to food. Dried mangoes, danggit, otap, etc. But the  one dish that placed Cebu on that spot was the tastiest roasted pig in town aka Cebu Lechon!

Even the No Reservation's celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hailed it as the best pig.. ever!!! 

Balat pa lang ulam na! The crunchy and tasty pork skin is the culprit. We didn't let the chance pass. We tracked down the famous CnT Lechon near SM City Cebu. 

Syempre, what else is to order but the delectable lechon!! They also sell veggies like chopsuey (para di naman puro lechon na lang!). I love the puso (o hanging puso) or rice wrapped in coconut leaves (ung pang-suman). Your choice of puso or steamed rice.

The food is not pricey (to think I have lechon as viand- making our lunch sosyal!) And it's really nakakabusog!

If only I have some extra moolah, I would have  bought a kilo and bring it back home.

Cebu: Mactan Shrine

Cebu. Im still amazed by you.

This a (very) late post of my wanderlust at the Queen City of the South. I just noticed I've forgotten to blog this wonderful escapade. I only have myself to blame. Shocks! So let me now start making this up to you my fellow readers.

It hasn't been a year yet when I've set my feet on the grounds of Cebu when another promo was launched and I hurriedly booked for a flight not to any other place but Cebu. Why Cebu? Because I have only visited much when I went there. Not really much. The usual landmarks like the Magellan's Cross, Taboan (for pasalubong) and Crown regency for it's famous SkyWalk. Most were spent in Bohol.

Together with my friend Chino, we went to tour not only the city of Cebu but also the southern part, particularly Moalboal. We didn't have any idea on what to expect, we just want to wander. I've searched all landmarks my feet has never set yet. I've read several blog posts on where to go and what to do. Looked for the cheaper place to stay and resto to eat. Luckily, all the efforts has paid off well. Because the trip went successful!

Let me start with Mactan Shrine. I've never thought that it's quite far from the city. One funny thing that happened was when I tried to hail a cab going to Mactan, no one can understand me. I did try to speak both in english and tagalog. I tried but I failed. The moral: learn some basic Visayan words.. 

The Shrine was simply a park, with Lapu-Lapu's monument as the highlight. There is a wide array of Bakawan or Mangrove trees at the south side. Some statues that resembles like totem poles on both east and west side. Souvenir stores lined up selling shirts, accessories and home decors. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sidcor Sunday Market

I love weekend markets. I am a fan for a couple of years now. I love to eat, drink, buy and explore. I've been to the weekend markets of Makati, Ortigas and QC, and I'm still in search for the best, budget-friendly and accessible weekend markets in town.

They said that of all the weekend markets in town, Sidcor Weekend Market is the largest. It houses more than 400 stalls. It comes in varieties of food, drinks, fruits, veggies, clothing, accessories, furniture and even pets! You can never ask for more!

Sidcor Market was located at the old Lung Center compound until 2004 then transferred to Eton Centris compound. It's now more convenient and accessible to everyone. Anyone can go there by riding a cab, jeep, bus and even MRT. They have wide parking areas. And traffic isn't even a problem.

Together with my food buddies, we headed to Sidcor one Sunday morning.  I want to see it for myself. Feel the warmth of the weekend market, savor the delicious food and buy some produce to my heart's delight.

The choices are definitely endless. There's nothing that you could ever wish for. Foods, drinks, fresh produce, fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, pet animals, clothing, accessories, handicrafts and even furniture. A one day visit isn't enough. And don't forget to bring pocketful of money. You can never tell how many can you buy and how much can you spend. But each peso's worth spending and each item's worth buying! So, go and explore Sidcor, the country's largest weekend market.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Newsman Fan

I am an avid fan. To the cutest newsman. Ever.

Atom Araullo (Alfonso Tomas Pagaduan Araullo) Now, even as a full-pledged reporter/journalist to some of Kapamilya's News & Current Affairs' shows, he will always be the 5 and Up kid reporter I used to watch. I knew back then that this very articulate chinito kid has the potential of becoming an amazing journalist. And my intuition (or prediction?) did not fail me.

I may not be a member of his fan club. I may not know every bits and pieces of him. He may not have the perfect set of six-pack abs, pearly whites or killing looks. But that did not stop me from admiring him. True beauty can't be seen. And that's what Atom is made of. A man that doesn't need to flaunt his physical attributes.

Smart. Witty. Captivating. Dedicated. Passionate. Few words I dared to use to describe Atom. Needless to say, he was tagged as the Cutest Newsman in the Philippines.


Thanks to Cosmopolitan Philippines for featuring Atom Araullo as April 2012's Man on Fire!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Labor Day

Labour day or Labor day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour day has it's origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours to rest. - Wikipedia

Question: What about those working 4 days a week, 11 hours a day with 3 days off? Is there such a thing like eleventh-hour movement? Are they also part of the annual holiday?

Well, just me and my silly thoughts!

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