The City of Cebu is the capital city of Cebu and the second city in the Philippines, the second most significant metropolitan centre in the Philippines and known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country.

The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu and was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines' main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80% of the country's domestic shipping companies. Cebu also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippines and is a significant centre of commerce, trade and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao region. According to the 2007 Philippine census, the city has a population of about 798,809 people.

Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City and an aquarium attraction are located.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Maribago 21st

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It's another milestone for Maribago Bluewater Resort and Spa as it Celebrate's its 21st Anniversary. It was a blast of night celebration held in the Maribago resort's ground. With its festive aura that comes with a live performing band, guests are enjoying that important night for the resort.

 It started with a cocktail along with a short program and performances that the resort usually offers to their guests. I've been in the resort for quite several times in different functions but it never fail to entertain us with their graceful dancers,along with their jamming beat of live band performances. But what created a trademark on me is their sumptuous and delicious buffet meal in different themes.

They offer Filipino favorite meals to Japanese,Italian and others that also ignites foreign guests to love staying in the resort. You may check out my previous posts for the resort to get a better idea why it is fun to enjoy the Maribago experience.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A new Cat in Town: Coffee Cat

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There's a new Cat on the block...and its here in Cebu!. If you want to find a more relaxing coffee shop that comes with a delightful dine in experience then "Coffee Cat" is always ready to serve. The newest and the only Coffee Cat coffee shop in Cebu had its opening last Friday that really enticed not only the invited guests but especially their future customers that worked or just within E-Bloc in J.P. Morgan Bldg or anybody that's in  I.T. Park ,Lahug Cebu City. Contact Center agents and those corporate employees had another great choice of coffee shop to taste brewed and delicious coffees along with cafe beverages and pastries. 

After first opening its doors in May 2009 in Torres Street, Davao City, Coffeecat marks yet another milestone with its second branch, this time in Cebu, at the Asiatown IT Park’s newest high-rise development, the eBloc Tower. The Asiatown IT Park branch is Coffeecat’s first foray into the exciting Cebu market. With its passion for coffee and excellence, Coffeecat promises to further enrich the highly developed coffee culture scene in this city already spoiled with choices. Coffeecat serves the pure goodness of 100% premium Arabica coffee, making it not just another brew in the City.

The name ‘Coffeecat’ is the product of an intriguing play of words coupled with a serendipitous association to a cat-sized mammal called a civet cat, which has a close affinity towards coffee berries.

The concept for Coffeecat was born out of a dream of creating a new type of meeting place –one that mixes modern, industrial, and minimalist elements yet retains a warm and cozy ambiance for good conversations, great beverages and delectable dishes. This is a meeting place that recognizes the Filipinos’ cultural tradition of taking a break from daily workday life and relaxing in the company of others. These, combined with the Italian coffee culture and influence of the North American pastry tradition all came together in the vision of Coffeecat.

At Coffeecat, each beverage is meticulously prepared and carries with it a memory of the taste and sensation inspired by the founders’ travels to other countries. The essence of various origins is captured in each drink to give one that 'holiday' sensation of being giddy and lighthearted, perfect for bonding moments with family and friends, making Coffeecat a cozy place for relaxing and celebrating all of those life moments. From precious family time, hearty laughter with friends, some needed alone time with a good book and cup of brew, private discussions with colleagues and sweet moments with a special someone, Coffeecat is a celebration of coffee and life.

Coffeecat is 90 square meters of stylish and chic space which can accommodate a total of 60 guests with its indoor and outdoor seating combined. The cafĂ© specializes in expertly handcrafted beverages made from premium coffee blend illy®, a careful balance of 9 types of pure Arabica beans from South and Central America, India and Africa which createsthe unmistakable illy flavor always identical in any espresso cup, wherever it is drunk around the world; non-coffee drinks like Avalanche Ice Blends and its signature product – Yogo Premium Frozen Yogurt in Original or Green Tea Flavors.

Yogois the finest frozen yogurt made with the freshest ingredients, a mixture of fresh non-fat organic yogurt with probiotics and organic skimmed milk. Yogo promotes a positive feeling by serving a delicious tasting treat that is good for both body and mind. With optional fruit toppings available, it can help make up ones 5-a-day diet.

Other products include specialty teas, pastries, light snacks and short orders. Guests may also check their email, download a file before a meeting, or simply browse the internet by logging on to Coffeecat’s in-store free wireless internet service aptly called wireless@coffeecat.

We were invited on their Cebu launch last friday (July 15) and got to taste their delightful treats. I had their "Iced Mocha Espresso coffee drink" it's a mix of  of chocolate and steamed milk  where you can order it hot or with iced. For sure they will maintain the freshness and highly developed coffee culture scene with  its dynamic, outwit and young managing team like JC  Tan (President and General Manager), Eugene tan ( V-President and Director for Finance) and Marie Peluchi Tan ( Corporate Secretary and District Manager for Cebu). kudos to Coffeecat for a good venture and see you guys soon again in the shop. hehe...

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