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The Holy Week in the Philippines is marked with a lot of religious activities. In this light, establishments close their doors particularly on Maundy Thursday (March 24th) and Good Friday (March 25th).
Here in Cebu though, major malls have announced that they will remain open on Maundy Thursday and Black Saturday.
If you’re in Cebu and you have plans to hit the malls for some shopping food trip or just to get a bite to eat, take note of the following mall hours:
Thursday, March 24
SM Supermalls, Robinsons Malls, Parkmall, and J Center Mall will be closed on Maundy Thursday.
Ayala Malls Cebu is open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Pacific Mall Mandaue is open from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Friday, March 25
All malls have announced that they will be closed on Good Friday.
Saturday, March 26
Most of the malls will open and will go back to their regular operation hours. Take note of the following schedules:
SM Supermalls (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
- SM CITY CEBU
- SM SEASIDE
- SM CONSOLACION
Ayala Malls (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
Robinsons Malls (10:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
- Robinsons Fuente
- Robinsons Cybergate
- Robinsons Galleria Cebu
Parkmall (12:00 NN – 9:00 PM)
J Center Mall (9:30 AM – 9:00 PM)
Pacific Mall Mandaue (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
Colonnade Mall, however, announced that they are still closed on a Black Saturday.
Meanwhile, The Outlets at Pueblo Verde in Lapu-Lapu City, have said that several of their stores are still open for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Check out their schedule, here:
All malls are back to normal operating hours on Easter Sunday.
Enjoy the Holy Week everyone!
Adam Atler in his book “Drunk Tank Pink” said that symbols are magnets for meaning. Symbols inspire reactions much similar to labels and shape how we think, feel, and behave.
Although not as strong as visual symbols, social symbols like “having a car” can connote a host of whole other meanings.
How true is that meme nowadays? Does having a car also show a guy’s honesty, intelligence, open-mindedness, humor, thoughtfulness, ambition, understanding, spontaneity, listening skills, respectfulness, consistency, trustworthiness, humbleness, and reliability – all of which are said to be personality traits of perfect boyfriend material?
Have a car? You must be rich!
Have a car? You could easily buy me other things!
Have a car? You can pick me up from school!
Have a car? We can easily have joyrides!
Have a car? Sugton na taka!
Have a car? Yes, uyab na ta!
Valentine’s Day is just one of the best. For some of my friends, and for a lot of people out there, they’d stay online to share on their social media accounts every single moment of their celebration. And why not?! Indulge your social media obsession on this day and maximize what the online world has available for you to take advantage of. Amirite?
And if you don’t mind, I’d share to you what my timeline would be filled with come February 14:
1. Post the cheesiest messages for my crush. Customize this message to make it suitable for other social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
2. I may also try Tasty’s Do-It-Yourself chocolate chip cookies and post my baking progress on Facebook.
3. Talk about my loved ones in my statuses like there’s no tomorrow!
4. Reply with brilliant and romantic GIFs in Facebook chat.
5. Look for the best date spots in town using Facebook pages.
6. Head to the best romantic places in town (alone, huhu), check in on Facebook, and leave reviews on the FB pages of the places I’ll visit.
7. Follow the Hokage tips that my friend’s friend shared.
8. For the first time in my online life, respond to game requests and give them gifts just for today.
9. I’ll stop being a Jeje to not turn off my crush.
10. And just for today: Stop flooding my friends’ timeline with nonsense.
11. Stalk. Stalk. Stalk. I mean investigate crush’s wall.
12. Post a V selfie and write about love as caption.
13. Share every post in Marcelo Santos III’s page.
14. Or Senora Santibañez’s.
15. Use appropriate and popular hashtags ‘coz everybody knows making your own is lame.
16. Start reviewing my friend’s list and unfriending all people who are in a relationship. Yaz.
17. Make a comment on every post I see for no particular reason.
18. Type Amen to every post that Jesus asks for a like. And hopefully next Valentine’s I won’t be single anymore. C’mon, Jesus! I mean, please Jesus, please.
19. Pass chain messages. I mean, it’s a surefire way to avoid bad luck or bad relationships, right?
20. Start reading all text seryes in Facebook. At least now I can feel kilig-moments “for reals” and not only when I have to pee.
21. Post every hugot that I know. “Yun lang naman kasi ang alam mo. Perfect ka kasi. Akala ko ba matalino ka? Bakit hindi mo ako matutunang mahalin?” Pahk.
22. Or share cat posts. They are just so cute.
23. Show some love to my bet! Start campaigning for my presidential candidate and make myself socially-relevant.
24. Spam media pages with comments about why my candidate should win.
25. Wait a minute, it’s Sunday, so it’s a family day. I’ll spread some love to the #fambam. Love ya mom.
26. Or maybe, I should just deactivate my Facebook. #ForeverAlone
All hail to the fire monkey!
This February 8, a fifth of the world’s population will welcome the Chinese New Year with family, food, firework displays and fortune consultations.
On the Chinese calendar, 2016 is assigned to the fire monkey, the adventurous and ambitious one among the zodiac animals.
The Chinese believe that people born in the Year of the Monkey are quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous. But contrary to common Filipino belief of getting lucky when your zodiac year comes around, it’s actually the opposite! *gasp*
According to Chinese astrology, on your birth year, an unknown force comes out and offends the God of Age. Due to this, the God of Age will make sure that one will have bad luck on his zodiac birth year.
Before you throw yourself off the bridge, there is a way to break the curse! Block the bad luck from coming by wearing something red given by an elder (relative), such as socks, a neck cord, underwear, a waistband, a bracelet, or an anklet. Whew!
For a more comprehensive guide on getting lucky, check this infographic from travelguidechina.com:
Now, on to the celebrations! May we all have a prosperous new year!
Sabur, R., & Macphail, C. (2016, January 26). When is Chinese New Year 2016: Everything you need to know about the Year of the Monkey. Retrieved from The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12072836/When-is-Chinese-New-Year.html
Van Hinsbergh, G. (2016, January 26). 10 Interesting Facts about Chinese New Year. Retrieved from China Highlights: http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/new-year-facts.htm
Wu, A. (2016, January 26). The Chinese Zodiac. Retrieved from China Highlights: http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/
Working as an intern in Third Team Media was fun and educational. At first, it was intimidating because I was in a new environment, with new faces and new assignments that were alien to me! Alien but wicked. =) As my internship went on, I realized that I have learned a lot about Digital Marketing – especially how it keeps helping businesses make an impact on a daily basis.
Working as an intern in a social media management company changed my social media perception little by little. Where before I only used Facebook and Instagram for fun, I consider social media now as more than a means to pass the time.
My job as an intern was simply this — assist the digital marketing managers in their tasks like content curation and campaign creations. With my days revolving around Facebook data, Twitter updates, blog writing, and Instagram campaigns, I become more conscious with my own social media footprint. I learned about privacy and of content quality and applied it to my own social media use.
My favorite task was perhaps curating for content. It was fun surfing the internet and discovering new things for our different clients who come from very diverse industries from different parts of the world. It got tiresome at times and frustrating too especially if you can’t seem to find the exact content you need. But it sure was challenging and pushed me to think outside the box.
For all the students my age, my advice to you is know your own limits in using social media for it is not a toy, but a tool. If I learned anything at all during my stint, it would be that, “On social media, the whole world is watching you and you must be ready to face criticisms if it comes to that.” Remember that great power is often coupled with great responsibilities. That great power in our generation is social media.
As I say goodbye to my life as a social media intern and go back to my life as a now #hashtagsavvy student, I intend to apply all that I have learned. Perhaps in a more concrete manner, I would say that harnessing the power of a single social media post will perhaps take months of expert precision with consideration of various data to optimize that specific content. But this is what I intend to do! #Wicked, ey?
This has probably been one of the busiest years of our lives, but we’re far from done just yet. With Christmas over and the New Year just ’round corner, The Outlets at Pueblo Verde is bringing a strong year-end finish with Fork in the Road – an all-new wing that will host a range of enticing food offerings!
Fork in the Road restaurants are all Cebu homegrown restaurants that include the ff:
(1) Pigafetta feat. an Italian concept and named after one of the first European explorers who arrived in Cebu.
(2) Big Flat Bread famous for its 30-inch pizza.
(3) Zubuchon the widely hailed name in Cebu’s tastiest lechon.
(4) Manggahan Restobar A new Cebuano fave that specializes in grilled meat & seafood dishes.
(5) Choobi Choobi best known for its house specialty, Shrimp and Seafood in a Bag!
(6) Kogi-Q sought for its all-you-can-eat yakiniku.
And lastly, (7) Tea Kingdom A refreshing respite from the humidity of the islands where they serve organic milk tea drinks.
These fresh food options add to the current establishments at the complex: Bo’s Coffee, Calda Pizza, Black Pearl, Cherry’s Nutritional Value Juice and Smoothie Bar, Famous Belgian Waffle, and Baba’s.
With the launching of the new wing, additional outlet stores are also opening and these fave 8 are accounted for:
- Oakley Vault
- Onitsuka Tiger Outlet
- Asics Outlet
- Fusion, which carries Keds and Merrell
- The Bench Depot outlet, which offers brands such as Cotton On, F&X, Celio, La Senza Aldo, Call It Sprint, New Look, Pedro, and Kashieca
- Red Tag by Rustans carrying the brands Armani Exchane, Reiss, Ralph Lauren Kids, Roots, Women’s Secret, DKNY, Diesel, A2, Castell, and Amazonas
The Outlets’ second year of Everything on Sale, 365 Days a year is even more grander when they made that split into a fork!
Cheers to more food trips this 2016!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and Cebu City Marriott Hotel certainly summoned the perfect look and feel of Christmas this year.
Last Nov 26, 2015, Cebu City Marriott Hotel welcomed the holiday season with their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The day isn’t complete without the sparkling lights, the dreamy music, the wonderful carollers, and of course, the star of the show, their massive Christmas tree!
The massive and iconic Christmas tree currently towers over the hotel’s lobby area, greeting and casting holiday cheer to their guests that come and go. It is a beauty that shouldn’t be missed so I’d invite you to drop by their lobby if you’re in the area and witness the grandeur.
The lighting of the Christmas tree was led by Ms. Ingrid Santamaria, the award-winning classical pianist, together with the Cebu City Marriott Hotel heads. It was a performance that lulls you to thoughts of Christmas Eve, family, and gift-giving.
Also, the best of performer group in town — the Celestial Voices Chorale and Ballet Center of Cebu together with the nation’s celebrated concert pianist – Ingrid Santamaria, executed fantastic performances which made the night more relaxing and memorable.
Guests were at the lobby helping themselves with some refreshments served by the hotel crew. You should have been there, too!
Visit the Cebu City Marriot Hotel today and witness the gigantic Christmas tree. Grab a photo or two, too! Have a merry #MarriottChristmas2015 ahead! 😀
If you have been following the #AlDub phenomenon, chances are, you already know that Yaya Dub’s Twitter got hijacked for a couple of hours by Anonymous Philippines.
What or who is/are Anonymous, really? Anon, as they are nicknamed, are hacktivists whose causes range from the promotion of free speech, unimpeded access to information, and transparency in government and corporate activities. The group has maintained that they did it for a cause.
So, who are the people behind Anonymous?
They are many and they are from all over the world. They go by the motto, “We are legion” and are fond of using the Guy Fawkes mask to brand themselves as part of the hacker group.
These masks were inspired by Alan Moore’s dystopian ‘V for Vendetta’, the 1988 graphic novel which is loosely based on the story of Guy Fawkes to protect their identity. Guy Fawkes is a member of the Gunpowder Plot, who was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.
But these “kids” are not your average punks. The international collective of hackers had, over the years, done good for the world: taking down a white supremacist radio show host’s website, Project Chanology, exposing Chinese made cyber-attacks against the US, Operation DarkNet against child pornography, and Free Korea campaign urging Kim Jung On to resign. .
Our own PH based Anonymous group had achieved notoriety with their anti-China campaign against China’s occupation of Philippine territory.
Hackers are not all bad. But they can be, of course. Was Anon PH justified in hi jacking Maine’s account? Let’s hear it from these netizens:
What’s your opinion on online activism?