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Huge Discounts and Promos in SM City Consolacion’s 3-Day Sale! Up to 70% off!

SM City Consolacion finally brings back the much-awaited sale in the biggest mall up north!

Three days of exciting deals await you starting on May 19, 20, and 21. Enjoy shopping discounts of up to 70% off on great finds and get a chance to win one of the two Suzuki Raider R150!

Every P1000 single or accumulated purchase within the promo period from any mall establishments entitles a shopper to one (1) raffle coupon. A customer automatically gets double raffle coupon for Saturday and Sunday promo period. You may also present your SM mobile App coupon and get two (2) raffle coupons.

Raffle draw is on May 21, 10:00 PM at the Event Center and the deadline for submission of raffle stubs is at 9:45 PM on May 21, 2017.

Plus! An exclusive and a special treat awaits loyal SM cardholders when they shop at SM affiliate stores during the first two days of the sale. On Friday, SM Prestige and BDO Rewards cardholders enjoy an extra 10% off. On Saturday,  SM Advantage, SM Prestige, and BDO Rewards cardholders get  EXTRA 10% off on existing discounts at selected SM Retail partners from 9 AM to 12NN.

But wait, there’s more!

SM City Consolacion has exciting promos that will surely entice shoppers. During the three days of sale, by simply presenting a P5,000 single-receipt purchase at the redemption area, one lucky shopper can take home all the prizes inside the box if they can unlock it at their Luck Unlocked Promo.

Another fun promo to watch out for during the entire sale period is The Red Chair. Win exciting prizes if you participate in a race against time by being the first to guess the red chair’s location at the mall during the 3 days of Sale.

Try your hand at arranging at their Switcharoo Promo. Arrange the boxes in its correct order and you might bring home P5,000 worth of Gift Certificates this May 19, 4 PM at the Event Center.

If puzzles are your thing, then try your luck at their Picture Perfect Promo on May 20 at the Cinema Lobby. Complete the puzzle within a given time for a chance to win instant Gift Certificates and double the prize if you can identify the hidden words. Present your P1000 single-receipt purchase to join.

Team effort might also get you and your partner lucky! Bring a partner at the Foodcourt on May 21, 1 pm and challenge other pairs to win instant prizes at their Pair Up Promo.

And if that’s not enough, the first 100 customers within the 3-Day Sale period may claim free burger, donut, a slice of pizza, mamon, and so much more exciting prizes at the Event Center!

Packed with promos and discounts, SM City Consolacion mall wide-sale will bring the best for its shoppers!

So what are we waiting for! Let’s start the countdown and head out to the biggest mall up north! The mall is open from 10 AM to 10 PM on May 19 and 21, Friday and Sunday, and 9AM-10PM on May 20, Saturday. For event details and more updates, please call 2600132, or check out SM City Consolacion (Official) on Facebook. (PR)

Christmas Comes to Town at Cebu City Marriott Hotel

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You know that Christmas is just around the corner when establishments start decorating and lighting up their Christmas trees! Cebu City Marriot Hotel is no exception. Not that we’re complaining, mind you, because we love seeing beautifully decorated Christmas trees all lit up in its splendor and glory!

Cebu City Marriot Hotel kicked off their Christmas festivities with the Christmas tree lighting event last November 17. As the tree came to life with its beautiful colors, a shower of colorful confetti followed! I’d like to believe that this small gesture by Marriott could have made even the most tired and stressed person experience a little of the holiday cheer that’s highly infectious!

 

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The grand hotel chain stays true to its tradition of staging a grand tree lighting ceremony every year. This time, guests are welcomed into the hotel lobby with a view of their 6-meter gigantic Christmas tree adorned by a life-sized Gingerbread Train. It currently towers over the hotel’s lobby area where guests can take a selfie with the tree and win prizes!

The lighting ceremony was officially opened by Cebu City Marriott Hotel General Manager Patrick Carroll and followed by a series of Christmas song performances from the choir.

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Let’s head to Cebu City Marriott Hotel for a wonderful staycation! Don’t forget to visit the Christmas tree and take a couple of snaps while you’re at it. Remember, you could win prizes just by taking a selfie with the tree until December 23! ♥

Wedoshop: Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Cute

If you’re like me, who squees at anything and everything cute and cannot resist purchasing even just one single teeny weeny cute item that you will probably never use, then perhaps a visit to Wedoshop will be both heaven and hell for you.

Heaven because Wedoshop is filled with shelves of cute merchandise that you can’t find elsewhere, and hell because you’ll be constantly fighting an inner battle with yourself over whether or not you need that new character mug or yet another box of facemask sheets.

But let’s move on, folks — for now, let’s explore Wedoshop through these photos and see what makes this humble shop differ from the rest of the shops that sell novelty items and other lifestyle goods. First up, a little preview of the store!

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TheSocialJeep.com was invited to a VIP & bloggers sneak peek during Wedoshop‘s soft opening today, November 17, at Talamban Times Square, Cebu City. Upon arriving at the shop, I took in the beautiful view of a thoughtfully and systematically-arranged shelving and product layout. Mind you, nothing makes a curious shopper happier when they realize that the goods are arranged to ensure a seamless transition and stress-free browsing experience.

For instance, after you browse through the various mugs and bottles on display at Wedoshop, you immediately transition to pillows and children’s toys — as if the store was arranged with the feelings of mothers and homemakers in mind!

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Wedoshop is not just your typical novelty item store. Coming from the same company that brought 2358 Exquisite Enterprises, Inc., a fast fashion designer brand from South Korea, to the Philippines, Wedoshop is a one-stop creative lifestyle shop focusing on the current market trends prevailing particularly in East Asia. Wedoshop currently has eight branches in the Philippines, seven of which are located in Metro Manila. That’s right, folks, the Wedoshop branch in Talamban Times Square is the first ever Wedoshop branch outside Metro Manila and the first in the VisMin region!

The shop is highly popular among shoppers aged 15 to 35, and rightly so, because their products are always in tune with the latest trends and are truly affordable! Light on the pocket yet of high quality and fashionably stylish and cute — that’s what Wedoshop’s products are. With prices ranging from as low as Php50 to as high as P500, it’s a good destination for holiday gift shopping or last-minute birthday surprises.

So whether you’re heading to the store to purchase home decor items or to find beauty items to give as gifts to your friends, we’re mighty sure you’ll find something of your liking at Wedoshop. Personally, I wanted one of these mugs. This is a mug with a cover and a built-in teaspoon! You’ll never need to grab a separate teaspoon to whip up a mean mug of instant coffee.

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Cute, right? Better head on to Talamban Times Square one of these days to grab one for yourself! More of the cuteness from Wedoshop: Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Cute in the gallery below! Enjoy viewing. ♥

Enter the Circus at UP Cookout 2016

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It’s that time of the year again where UP Cebu opens its doors for everyone with UP COOKOUT!

Now on its 37th season, this year’s UP Cookout will be more than just a simple camp-out of students not only from the University of the Philippines Cebu. It’s a venue open for everyone! The event aims to inspire, properly educate and raise awareness among Filipino netizens on the horrors plaguing social media, and to remind everyone of the importance of online etiquette and credible sources of information through a blissful, festive circus theme.

The overnight festivity with the season title “Youtopia” will start on November 11 6PM and will the next day at 6AM, bringing back the roots of Cookout wherein students and attendees will be cooking their food at the heart of the party. Cebuano talents along with UP Cebu students will be featured in this year’s Cookout in three segments: Bandahan – “Masquerade”, Sayawan – “Feast of Fools”, Kantahan – “Carnival Calls”, and in the main segment Rampahan – “The Prestige”.

Click the individual photos below to enlarge and see the full version of the segment posters!


Joining the event are Cebuano rock bands Dama de Noche, Skankin Brews, Honeydrop, Powerspoonz, and Drop Decay. More Vispop Music Festival icons are joining the circus such as Vispop 1.0 winner Jewel Villaflores and Vispop 4.0 performer Kenneth Corvera. Other notable Cebuano artists like Jerika Teodorico, Kurt Fick, dancer-of-all-seasons Monica Orellano, Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 Yanny Penserga and Miss Cebu 2015 Wynonah Buot will be present as well, as the panel of judges for the iconic Kantahan and Rampahan challenges.

PLUS: CUESHE will also perform at the event for the first time in UP COOKOUT’s history.

It’s truly an event you can’t afford to miss! For just P100, attendees will be treated to an unforgettable experience and witness a night full of various activities – just like a circus.

UP COOKOUT 2016

For further details, please visit the event’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/UPCebuCookout).

UP Cookout 2016: Youtopia is presented by UP Cebu Student Council and Paper Plane Productions, in partnership with the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FilScap) and Coca-Cola FEMSA. This event is co-presented by Ayala Center Cebu, Globe Telecommunications, and Robinsons Malls. Third Team Media is proud to be one of UP Cookout 2016’s Official Media Partners.

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A Golden Decade of Gratitude with Golden Prince Hotel

In the hospitality industry where competition to be the best service provider available is intense, being able to celebrate a golden decade of consistently providing outstanding service fit for royalty calls for a real celebration. In this case, Golden Prince Hotel and Suites has every reason to be grateful.

Being the first and only hotel to provide a truly Cebuano Royalty Experience, Golden Prince Hotel and Suites kicks off their golden decade, aptly-titled Bulawanong Dekada, with a month-long series of enticing activities to honor its first decade!

Earlier this year, Golden Prince Hotel launched Tower 2 in the presence of the hotel’s President and many VIP guests. Since its humble beginnings in 2006 with only 57 rooms, it has grown to accommodate more than a thousand guests in its 159 brand new rooms while continually providing their guests the hotel’s trademark — warm Cebuano hospitality that makes its guests experience the lifestyle of royalty.

This month, this well-known Cebuano hotel marks their milestone anniversary of ten years, celebrating their glorious rise in Cebu’s hospitality industry.

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For their Bulawanong Dekada celebrations, the hotel introduces a variety of celebratory promotions, ranging from special accommodation packages, irresistible deals, and even to enticing competitions that truly showcase the talents of its Cebuano participants.

September kicked off with a Picture This! Photography Contest until September 8th, which was opened to and professional photographers alike. The event served as an opportunity for photographers to exhibit their craft and showcase the beauty of the golden hotel.

On September 9th, Golden Prince Hotel held the Speak Up! Speech Competition to showcase the talents of its participants in delivering eloquent speeches.

Picture This! (Photography Competition) Grand Winner

Picture This! Golden Moment (Photograph of the Year) winner Jan Kirwin Chua showing his winning photograph. Also in the photo is Golden Prince Hotel staff who was featured in this very photograph!

 

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The participants of the Speak Up Speech Competition with the big bosses of Golden Prince Hotel.

On September 16th and 17th, the hotel held a series of workshops in partnership with the Golden Resource Academy for Career Enhancement (GRACE). Touted as the GRACE Communication Series, this two-day affair offered an opportunity for students and professionals alike to improve their communication skills.

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Speaker Mike Grogan in action as he talks about the world-class Filipino on Day 1 of the GRACE Communication Series

 

GRACE Communication Workshops

Dr. Cristie Ann Delfin talks to participants on conquering their fears in public speaking on Day 2 of the GRACE Communication Series

And as if these activities weren’t enough, Golden Prince Hotel goes the extra mile to provide a venue for health & wellness activities, such as the Salamat Dok! Medical Mission, Badminton CompetitionZumba Fitness Party and Miracle Meeting (Healing Ministry) with Pastor Mark Hemans. These activities served as the hotel’s way of giving back to the people who helped them establish a reliable name in the local hospitality industry.

This September 30th, to culminate its tenth anniversary, Golden Prince Hotel and Suites will host a special evening of celebration and memorable performances from an upcoming local sensation, Stephanie and no less than Asia’s Queen of Songs, Ms. Pilita Corrales.

A bountiful amount of international cuisine will be served to the guests while being serenaded by the legend along with other stars during this memorable Night with Pilita Corrales!

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With all the events slated by the hotel in celebration of 10th Anniversary, it is indeed a Golden Decade worth celebrating with gratitude!

And oh, yes, tickets are still available for A Night with Pilita Corrales. For ticket reservations and inquiries, do call them at 230-1500 or 230-1555. Daghang salamat!

Experience Korea at Cebu City Korea Day 2016

It’s that time of the year again when all eyes are on the Cebu Korean community, most especially because October is known to be the season for all things Korean in the Philippines!

Now on its sixth year of showcasing various aspects of Korean culture and traditions to the Cebuano community, the Cebu Korean Association (Cebu Hanin Hue, Inc.) has joined forces once again with the Cebu City Government and SM City Cebu to bring this yearly treat to fans of Korean culture, food, art, music and more!

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The 6th Cebu City Korea Day will culminate on September 30, 2016 (Friday) 6:00PM onwards at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium. This unique cultural showcase will feature activities that encapsulate the beauty of both the Korean and Cebuano heritage. It will truly be a night to remember for everyone who will come and witness the event!

And as if that’s not enough, CKA has gone out of its way to make Cebuano KPop fans happy by inviting Double Eight, a 5-member Korean Pop boy group with HY Company and managed by M Entertainment in the Philippines, to entertain fans with their performances! They will be performing at the Cebu KPop Star Grand Finals on September 29 and on Cebu City Korean Day on September 30.

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The members of Double Eight. Photo courtesy of Mr. June Young Jung of M Entertainment.

Prior to the main event on September 30th, a series of activities will be held leading up to the grand culmination of the event, as follows:

KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL
September 29 – October 2, 2016
Venue: SM City Cebu Cinema 5

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2016 Korean Film Festival Schedule (from Korean Cultural Center PH)

KOREAN FOOD FESTIVAL
September 29 – October 2, 2016
Venue: SM City Cebu Open Parking (near V-Hire Terminal)

KOREAN CULTURE EXHIBIT
September 29 – October 2, 2016
Venue: SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium Hallway (2nd Floor)

CEBU KPOP STAR GRAND FINALS
September 29, 2016 (6:00PM)
Venue: SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium

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What are you waiting for? Better get your schedule booked for this weekend! With the increasingly growing number of Koreans visiting and residing in Cebu as well as the steadily rising number of Cebuano Hallyu (Korean wave) fans, this four-day festival is sure to draw an even larger crowd this 2016!

So, well, if you want to experience Korea at Cebu City Korea Day this September 30, you can begin by making plans with your chingu (friend) and agreeing to meet at the venue early. Trust me, you’ll thank the heavens you decided to go to the venue early because the crowd is going to be massive. I repeat, massive.

See you at Cebu City Korea Day! 세부시 한국의날에 만나요! ♥

(Third Team Media is Cebu Korean Association, Inc.’s Media Partner for Cebu City Korea Day 2016.)

Thank God It’s Mojito Friday!

Marriot Hotel

Looking for a relaxing yet elegant place to spend #TGIF nights? Well, aside from KTVs,  disco bars and other luxurious clubs, a five star hotel is also worth a try. Cebu City Marriott Hotel should be one of your must go to destress corners, precisely because on Fridays and Saturdays, they’re serving their own unique blends of signature mojito drinks. Why not give it a shot? Pun not intended.

Mojito Mix

Aside from the luxury and comfort that the Cebu City Marriott Hotel offers, they take the word customer service seriously and kick it up a notch as you are made to feel at home by the warmest welcome given by their PR officer Mr. Nico Ivan Velasquez.

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Last October 16, 2015 (Friday) we were given the chance to experience Marriot Hotel’s Mojito Night together with other Cebu bloggers. We were served with various exciting mojito mixes, particularly the Dragon Fruit, Strawberry and Guyabano mojitos.

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Each drink has its distinct taste that surely would make you enjoy every single drop of it. The live band was a perfect complement for the night’s gathering.

Marriot Live Band

The Dragon Fruit was the first drink we had. Its delightful albeit sour taste perfectly blended with the light touch of alcohol.

Mojito Dragon Fruit

Then, we sampled the Strawberry mojito. It was sweet and very light, we couldn’t even tell that it had alcohol in it.

Mohito Strawberry

Lastly, we had the Guyabano. We expected it to be sour, but it wasn’t. Instead, it was sweet and tangy, and the alcohol taste came out quite strong. Nonetheless, it was pretty good.

Mojito Guyabano

Lunch Around The World at The Marriott

At Marriott Cebu’s Garden Cafe, lunch is a colorful international affair.

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When you only have lunch time to go around the world, an eclectic plate and palate is your best bet and greatest weapon!

My first stop was at the salad station, fronting a wall of wines, and flanked by the fresh fruits station.

I started with an appetizer of half a citrus from the Americas, Korea’s tangy kimchi, and chunks of Greek cheese from the antipasti station that I ate with a small portion of Marriot’s version of NYC’s oh-so-scrumptious Waldorf salad.

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I spent my second trip to the buffet at the Japanese station and enjoyed some melt-in-your-mouth Salmon. I would have gone for seconds except that the other stations had beckoned and sadly, I only have one stomach.

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A third trip landed me at the Thai curry station where I get to choose my own ingredients with the assistance of a chef on stand-by! Minutes later, a steaming bowl of curry was delivered to my table.

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The Filipino cuisine and the meat-loving countries are also greatly represented with chicken, pork, and beef dishes cooked into familiar comfort eats such as caldereta and roasts.

Dessert was a hearty episode as it brought me right back at home, wherever you consider that to be! Homemade and unpretentious desserts in shot glasses and generous slices of cakes and pies.

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Before I knew it, lunchtime has come and gone and instead of the usual afternoon sun, the skies started drizzling over Marriott’s pool area, the view from the Garden Cafe. Now that almost all the continents have been covered for lunch, time to think about dinner!

Cebu City Marriott Hotel’s International buffet starts at 12nn – 2pm and is priced at P850 per person.