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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.)

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.