It is very essential to anyone who lives in a fast pacing lifestyle, working in a stress environment and living in various problems to laugh. Spontaneous laughing despite of predicaments is a great gift to each oneself.
Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. So therefore Laughter is the best medicine and we deserve to laugh genuinely.
Moreover, Expressing of lively amusement is the main goal of this newest place in Cebu where you can escape from your daily work routine and to experience a delightful feeling outside from the work place.
Fortunately, one of my Facebook friends invited me to visit the bar to help out their marketing engagement with the public, so I’ve met the business owners and they treat us some drinks. Thanks! 🙂
Ubeertime Comedy +Music +KTV is one of the several comedy bars in Cebu City. The place is not too big but surely you will enjoy your visit due to the reason of their Happiness Ubeerload where you can sing with their prof-sound karaoke system. Also, they have their in-house Comedian and Biritira/Singers.
When I arrived, I noticed right away the attractive lights on the entrance. And a signage that will welcome you from outside.
As I walked inside, I was surprised by their big screen where you can see the entire lyrics of the specific song in karaoke. Since it was Thursday night, the venue was not overcrowded. The Bar is air-conditioned and a non-smoking area. The lights are very colorful and festive. The audio is great and appropriate for the size of the entire bar. If you are occupying the tables outside, no worry for visual because TV monitors are provided for those who are not sitting closer to the stage where the big screen was placed.
Ubeertime Comedy Music and KTV will also cater events:
How to get there?
Ubeertime Comedy Music and KTV is located at St. Patrick Square R. Aboitiz Street Cebu City (Fronting STC main gate (back portion) Near Redemptorist Church and Baseline)
For inquiries and reservations you may call or text ( 032) 415-1030 and 0928614127 and look for Rick. You may also visit and like their FB page https://www.facebook.com/ubeertime/
This year, I had the pleasure to visit several attractions both inside and outside Cebu, experience several different cultures.On the run, I had the chance to experience and see the enchanting and traditional hotel in Cebu, the Costabella Tropical Beach Resort. Together with the fellow Cebu Bloggers and other media groups.
I’ve been to many luxury resorts in Mactan island, Cebu but this one has the perfect setting to admire Mactan’s enchanting coastline.
What’s in a name? Costa is a Spanish word of’ beautiful coast” where it provides the travelers and guests a perfect setting of Mactan coastline. This is a family oriented hotel and perfect for honeymooners.
When the resort was opened many years ago, they just started with 16 rooms. As they continue to kept its tradition of genuine caring, old-fashioned hospitality and world-class service through the years. They have now a total of 156 relaxing and romantic rooms.
And if you’ve never stayed at Costabella Tropical Beach Resort and have been wondering what to expect there, then you’ve come to the right place!
Here Are The 8 Reasons WHY You Should Stay at Costabella.
1. Accommodating and Charming Hotel Staff
It goes without saying that in a hospitality business, personality is key. How a guest is treated during the stay makes up a huge part of his/her overall experience. Everyone was surprised how they welcomed us. Costabella Resort obviously pays very close attention to this very important aspect, as evidently seen in the way every member of their staff accommodates and cares for their customers.
2. Hotel Atmosphere
Unlike typical hotels in Mactan that give off a homey yet corporately stiff atmosphere, Costabella Resort stands out by providing a more relaxing and zen-like ambiance all over the establishment.A blissful holiday beach resort that is inviting, cozy, relaxing with direct Sea access.
3. Hotel Furniture
Matching Costabella Resort’s wonderful atmosphere is the establishment’s incredible furniture, naturally. Most would know that Spanish culture revolves around nature… this is the reason why you will find wooden elements and flowers around the area. This helps bring the beauty of nature inside.
You will also notice that the has more of a minimalist design, veering away from huge and heavy ornaments normally found in other hotels. These little things help to avoid overwhelming guests during their stay. I absolutely love how clean, uncluttered and simple the entire hotel is.
4. Architecture of the Hotel
From the outside, structures that seem to resemble gold bars and majestically glitter especially when hit by the rays of the sun. But inside, Costabella Resort is anything but typical. Its wooden paneling and nature-inspired hallways evoke feelings of tranquility and peacefulness.
5. Cozy and Relaxing Rooms
Costabella Tropical Beach Resort is perhaps one of very few hotels anywhere that boasts of rooms that are truly unforgettable, not just because of its beauty and elegance, but because of how the design of the place immediately puts you at ease.
Its tastefully appointed rooms, all 156 of them, beautifully integrate Spanish colonial influences with natural, homegrown materials. Carved woodwork, local art pieces and charming pocket gardens are the hallmark of this timeless place. Many of the guest rooms come with private balconies that offer a breathtaking view that is both peaceful and romantic.
6. Sumptuous Food and Beautiful Restaurant
Sumptuous cuisine with a good measure of personal service is laid out for every guest’s picking. Costabella’s two main restaurants, La Marina and Brisa are another of the hotel’s treasures worth discovering. Try interesting tastes and delicious flavors prepared by our skilled chefs using fresh and natural ingredients as well as the island’s bounty of seafood.
And just like the entire hotel, Costabella Resort also brings an air of comfort and relaxation that customers truly appreciate. The entire dining area is pleasantly spacious and boasts of beautiful floral print seats, wooden accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, and ample natural lighting.
When the sun sets, LUNA, Spanish for Moon, is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy delicious Spanish Tapas and a range of refreshing Cocktails and premium Spirits.
7. Hotel Amenities /Sports and Recreation/Aqua Sports
White sand beach perfect for swimming, sunbathing, sand art, beach games and leisurely promenade
From the incredible swimming pool underneath the sun, to the fully equipped Costabella Fitness Room that is sure to excite any gym rat , to their wonderfully relaxing Lema Spa, you can be sure there is something for everyone at Costabella Tropical Beach Resort.
LÉMA Filipino Spa in Cebu is Costabella’s sanctuary for relaxation, wellness and tranquility. True to tradition, all our treatments and massage are deeply rooted in the centuries-old healing techniques of the East that promote overall restoration and rejuvenation.
Costabella takes great pride in providing an excellent venue for lifestyle and corporate events with our ideal location, first-class facilities, premiere amenities and expansive function halls that can accommodate small to large gatherings. The idyllic coastal scenery and tranquil environment serve as a nice backdrop for social hobnobbing and important meetings.
Discover the hidden treasures of this coral island with our scuba diving trips and lessons! They PADI-accredited instructors that will walk you through the rudiments of scuba diving, from the proper use of equipment to correct breathing techniques. For aqua sports enthusiasts, we offer a wide selection of water sports activities to make the most out of your experience in Mactan Island.
Whatever your idea of de-stressing is, I’m pretty sure you’ll be a happy camper at Costabella Resort.
They also have the Kids Korner that is an enriching place for children ages 4-10 years old to experience local culture through creative and interactive made-fun activities. It is not a child-care center. This venue is FREE for children of in-house guests. For special activities, minimal charges may apply. Children of Day-users may avail of the venue for a fee. For safety reasons, only a maximum of 10 children may be accommodated at a time. During peak periods, admission is limited to 2 hours to give opportunity for play to others.
8. The Costabella Way of Greeting Their Guest
This family managed property has kept its tradition of genuine caring service, old-fashioned hospitality and world-class service through the years.
So, there you have it, folks… 8 good reasons why you should stay at Costabella Tropical Beach Resort. I’m pretty sure you’ll find more reasons to come back again and again once you’ve experienced their signature style of service, luxury and comfort. This uniquely beautiful hotel has so much to offer… and I haven’t even begun to talk about all the awesome attractions, stores and entertainment one can find inside the vast space of Cebu.
If you would like to know more about Costabella Resort, click here .
I’d like to thank the amazing folk of Cebu Blogging Community for the awesome experience we had at the resort. To Miss Mars, for including me as part of the media group and of course, Costabella Tropical Beach Resort for the delightful treat.I look forward to more memorable stays there in the future.
Book now. Come and discover your story at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel in Cebu. Sales and Reservations: (6332) 231-4244 Resort: (6332) 238-270
In Philippine rural areas, people are encouraged to turn off their radios and televisions on Good Friday that marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Through this complete silence, it is believed that people will be able to communicate with God through devotional prayer.
A day before the death of Jesus Christ which is the Holy Thursday. Devotees will commemorate Jesus Last Supper through the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper. Also, the priest will performs the washing of the feet ritual with 12 people like what Jesus did with his disciples.After the Mass, the altar will be stripped bare and the church bell will not be rung until the Easter vigil.
The Blessed sacrament will be repositioned at the Altar of Repose where the hosts consecrated during the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper are placed.
After hearing the Mass, churchgoers can pray these reposed during the Visita Iglesia . A Filipino Lenten tradition where people can visit seven or fourteen churches to pray before the Blessed Sacrament during Maundy Thursday.
On Good Friday, some people will go through the Station of the Cross. Later in the day, the church remember Jesus’s “Seven Last Word” where priest share their reflections on each the 7 expressions of Jesus Christ while on the cross.
At 3 pm, around the time Jesus was said to have died, the Veneration of the Holy Cross is observed.
Afterwards, the procession of the Santo Entierro – a wooden sculpture depicting the dead body of Christ – and other holy images is held.
Santo Entierro:Which means the Holy Burial.The image of the dead Jesus Christ. This the most important character in the Byernes Santo or Good Friday street procession.
Some of the important characters during the Holy Burial Procession.
Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.
La Mujer Veronica: Saint Veronica was a pious woman of Jerusalem in the first century AD, according to Catholic Tradition.
Maria Magdalena or Mary Magdalene, literally translated as Mary the Magdalene or Mary of Magdala, was a Jewish woman who, according to texts included in the New Testament, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers.
Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simōn, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.
In some churches in the country, it is followed by the procession of La Soledad, which means a sorrowful mother dressed in black that is grieving.
The church is in a state of mourning after Jesus’ death. The cross over the altar remains covered by a black cloth. (Some parishes cover the cross for the entire Lenten season or from Ash Wednesday, while others do it only from Palm Sunday.)
The Easter Vigil commences at night. The Paschal candle – representing the resurrected Christ, the light of the world – is lit at the start of the vigil. Adults and children may also receive the sacrament of baptism during the vigil.
The culmination of the Holy Week is full of rejoicing, as Catholics commemorate Jesus Christ’s resurrection.Early morning of Easter Sunday, parishioners perform what is called a salubong
When I was a kid, I am very active to attend this such activity in our community or even until now. I can still remember the beliefs of my ancestors that completing the 7 churches or sometimes fourteen would grant our wishes.
This visitation will be done after the mass of the Lord’s Supper and travel to nearby churches to pray before the blessed Sacrament.
In Cebu City, we are so lucky to have these churches that are very close to each other to make our visitation easier.And here are the 7 churches that you can visit if you wish to do the Visita Iglesia.
Basilica Minore Del Sto. Nino
The Minor Basilica of the Holy child Jesus also know as Basilica Minore Del Sto Niño is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines.The church was built by Fray Andres de Urdaneta and Diego de Hererra, both Augustinian friars in 1565. The church was completed from 1739-1740 and was named by the Holy See as ” The Mother of all Churches in the Philippines”.
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Angels and of St. Vitales also known as Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu .The church was designed like a typical Spanish colonial church, namely, squat and with thick walls to withstand typhoons and other natural calamities.
The construction of the church took many years due to lack of funds and other unexpected incidents.
The church is the center of devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the South part of Cebu. The church was originally named as Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion. Because of this devotion, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel became the patroness of the parish when it was erected in 1971.
The foundation of the church was early as June 1621 when Recollects set foot in Cebu.
This church is also the center of devotion to Saint Joseph, Protector of the Order and Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr.
Sto. Rosario Parish Church
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church also known as Sto. Rosario Parish Church Cebu was built in 1933.It is one of the busiest church in the City.
The construction of the church was completed on August 22, 1933. During the 75th Anniversary of the church it has been renovated and the church patron was added to its facade during the renovation in 2008. It is located beside the main campus of University of San Carlos in downtown area of Cebu City.
The church is known as one of the Prominent church in Cebu City. It was constructed after the liberation and completely renovated in 1954. The designed of the church is similar to the Redemptorist church in Baclaran because of the Gothic Lines. To make the church airy and comfortable, it has large arched doors and the windows are decorated with wonderful stained glass.
St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish- Mabolo
The Mabolo church also know as St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish was built-in 1866. The church was designed with its classical Gothic architecture with one beautiful bell tower. The church has been damaged by many natural disasters.
Despite of the natural calamities that causes the renovation of the church, the conservation of the original designs are still intact. The aged coral stones, the thick iron grilled windows, solid marble floor and the solid wooden doors are still intact.
San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Church
Established in 1584, years ahead the establishment of the Cebu Diocese in 1595. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish is one of the oldest church in the Philippines. The church was considered as the original site of the landing of Legazpi’s expedition on April 27,1565 and became the embryo of a settlement, which Legazpi established and named San Miguel.
The church suffered great destruction and damage on account of a storm in October 15, 1912 and an earthquake in February 29, 1922.
To those people who can’t attend the Visita Iglesia, especially to those people with a virtual career. You can do a “Visita Iglesia Online”.This will also infirm to perform the rite to our Overseas Filipino Workers. For more information click here .
River trekking is relative to canyoning, that was established as a kind of sports in parts of the world. Relatively, this kind of sports is somehow new in the Philippines. And who could have thought that this kind of sports can be found in the northern part of Cebu.
After my waterscaping in some of the magnificent waterfalls in Southern Cebu, my adventurous soul led me to the wild terrain of Brgy. Tabili Catmon, Cebu. Since, none of my colleagues showed some interest in joining the adventure so I decided to post in on Facebook. Fortunately, my weekend recharge did not end up in a solo excursion. It is my first time to do a river trekking so I am a little bit nervous. I have done Canyoning before so I believed that I can do this again. I was expecting that we will be climbing high mountains before getting to the falls, but yay! there was none. It is just a minor trek.
The road entrance of Eskina Katambisan, Bag-o Catmon is the way that led us to Barangay Tabili, which is the jump off point for this trekking activity. This is my second time in the town but I’ve never been this part of Catmon so I don’t know how the terrain looks like.
A few minutes of walking before getting to the first waterfall on where to start the river trek is just like a walk in the park then the trail becomes a little bit of physically suffering.
As we did down-streaming, there are several mesmerizing cascades along the trail. We need to scramble the huge boulders and have to grasp whatever object we can to avoid getting off balance.
Aside from river trekking, traversing to Sagay Peak for a sunset viewing is part of the activity. However, it was aborted because of the time since we are having so much fun dipping into the falls
River trekking in Tinubdan falls is one of the adventures that I would love to do for quite some time and finally I can now say I survived!
River Trekking is a bit of a challenge and mostly you should need a gear or bring your own gear. But no worries, river trekking in Tinubdan Falls is not that technical but to make sure we are always safe we need to have a guide master.
It is advisable to engage someone or hired a tour guide upon trekking because according to our guide during the activity. He personally experienced some mysterious happenings in the place.
Even as paychecks rise, more and more people are becoming “stressed out and they realize they need the weekend to recharge” through adventure or physical activity.
People from all over the country converge in Cebu on the 1st month of the year to witness and take part of the grandest festival in the Philippines, Sinulog Festival.
Sinulog festival is not just a celebration of faith and culture, it is also a celebration of music and color. This year, Globe Telecom held simultaneous activities from variety shows to parties to interactive brand booths all throughout the festival to make Cebu a one big party place.Celebrities, bands, and DJs joined in the fun and pumped up the volume further.
This coming Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:00 PM. Globe Telecom will pump up the volume louder with music played with one of the country’s novelty rock band, Parokya Ni Edgar. They will be performing at Plaza Independencia, Cebu City.
We all know that most chefs and restaurateurs always find ways to make dishes more exciting for their customers. We always look for what is new and what is the best seller, right? These kitchen wizards have concocted magical dips that make fritters even more delightful.
Lady’s choice real mayonnaise made special dips that will blend your dishes perfectly! Tastes which could be sweet, savory, spicy,sour, fruity, zesty and more.
There’s just no limit to the variety of flavours you could do!
Coupled with fried dishes , these dips bring out a harmonious mouth-feel that make each bite more indulging
Where To Try This Magical Dishes with Dips?
When it comes to food comfort, Dong Juan proved that they know their stuff. They always stand to their true mission “offer all-time favorite with a flavorful twist,” the popular Filipino-American restaurant found in 14 branches all over the country, partnered with Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) to create three dips that made their best seller even more better.
Dong Juan offers Garlic Aioli, Sriracha and chili lime dips- all made with Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, which is made with real ingredients that brings perfectly balanced taste with creamy and rich in texture.
The usual chili dip gets an upgrade as diners of Don Juan can pair the bestselling fritters-Fish nuggets, chicken nuggets, calamares, and popeye shrimps- with this selection of dips to enjoy.
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3 Good Reasons To Try the Dishes In Don Juan
1. Delightful meal that is just within your budget.
When choosing a restaurant one of my main consideration is the price apart from the food. That is why, I always agree not to spend more than what you earn.
Dong Juan served delicious food with prices ranging from 110 php to 370 php, which gives satisfaction with your taste buds.
2. They make food that you cannot make in your own home.
“We were always in search for the perfect ingredient that would make our food taste different from the rest. We don’t settle for the usual variety. Some of our ingredients come from abroad, Europe particularly, and so if some other joint would want to copy the taste of our food, they will find it difficult because most of our ingredients, they won’t find locally,’’ said Aubrey.
“We use sweet paprika in our French fries. Walang paprica sa Philippines, kaya we import it (There is no paprika in the Philppines so we import it.) The result is, iba ang lasa ng sa amin (fries) kumpara sa iba (Our fries have a distinctive taste),’’ said Aubrey.
3. They Offer Sumptuous Pasta.
If you are a pasta lover, Dong Juan got it all for you. They offered Carbonara w/ cacao de bola, Spanish chorizo w/ cacao de bola, Tablea Marinara
For seafood pasta lovers, try the Gambas al alijo pasta. You won’t be disappointed. It’s exactly what seafood pasta should taste like.
Dining in Dong Juan lift up my mood. So what’s yours?
Dong Juan is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
BRANCHES Dong Juan Guadalupe Branch
Emilio Osmeña Street, Guadalupe, Cebu City
For take-outs or reservations, call them at +6332 2561796
Dong Juan Mango Avenue Branch
2nd Floor, One Mango Place (General Maxilom Ave.), Cebu City
Dong Juan Persimmon Plus Branch
G/F Persimmon Arcade (M. J. Cuenco Avenue), Cebu City
Dong Juan Crossroads Branch
At the Crossroads Mall, Banilad, Cebu City
Tel: +6332 5208899
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