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Tretorn, Fantasy Sandals now in Res|Toe|Run lineup of brands

Those who grew up in the 90s will remember the popular Tretorn sneakers with the classic gullwing accent that were often the footwear choice in PE classes. The Primer Group…

Those who grew up in the 90s will remember the popular Tretorn sneakers with the classic gullwing accent that were often the footwear choice in PE classes.

The Primer Group of Companies brings back to the Philippines the stylish whites manufactured in Sweden that now incorporate new technology innovations for maximum wear comfort.

Carlo Cecilio, Tretorn brand executive, said the company has upgraded its classic Nylites with EcoOrtholite technology that puts more support in the heel and ankle.

He added the gullwing accent now comes in more hues, including such school colors as yellow, blue, and green.

The Tretorn Nylite line, which offers leather and canvas choices and colors other than white, is available at all Res|Toe|Run outlets in Cebu.

Tretorn Cebu

Classic sneakers, chic sandals

According to Cecilio, the Primer Group continues to bring in more brands in line with its mission to provide an exciting range of comfortable footwear that will cater to different styles and personalities.

Aside from Tretorn, it now also carries chic and comfy leather sandals for women that are manufactured in Greece. Fantasy Sandals is produced by an established Greek brand that also makes leather bags.

The sandals have full polyurethane outsoles so they are lightweight and resistant to abrasions. Fantasy Sandals footwear also utilizes the bubble sole technology, where the air trapped during the moulding process provides extra cushioning. These are also available at Res|Toe|Run branches in Cebu.

The Res|Toe|Run stores, with its unique and out-of-the-box concepts and impressive selection of rare and iconic brands, has come to be a top-of-mind choice among the youth and the young at heart.

Tretorn Cebu

 

Tretorn Cebu

Your Kind of Comfort campaign

Knowing best that millennials value style as much as comfort when out shopping for the perfect pair, it comes up with the “Your Kind of Comfort” campaign for the season.

In the active comfort category, those who love engaging in various fitness activities can find such footwear brands as FitFlop, DC and People. On the other hand, lazy weekend mornings are best paired with easygoing footwear from Native and Faux Pas Paris.

Stylish comfort footwear offers a diverse mix of brands that embody edgy style without the wearer needing to sacrifice comfort. Check out the latest designs by Dr. Martens, Tretorn, Native, Regetta Canoe and FitFlop.

Believing that footwear must be comfortable no matter what the occasion, the polished comfort category carry styles that can fit a wide range of activities. Think Faux Pas Paris, Fantasy Sandals, FitFlop, Kickers, Sledgers, and Flossy for work, business meetings, and other special events.

Fantasy Sandals

Carlo Cecilio of the Primer Group of Companies talks about Tretorn and Fantasy Sandals in a media briefing in Cebu.

 

Res|Toe|Run branches

From ensuring the most optimal shopping experience all the way to housing the latest in comfortable footwear, Res|Toe|Run will always make sure that you enjoy nothing less than “Your Kind of Comfort.”

Res|Toe|Run branches may be found in the following locations: Banilad Town Centre, Ayala Center Cebu, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu. You may also shop for the latest footwear offers by Res|Toe|Run through its official e-commerce website, www.restoerun.ph.

Fantasy Sandal

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Hong Kong Disneyland offers wicked fun with Disney Halloween Time 2018

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presents the most wickedly fun celebration during Disney Halloween Time from September 13 to October 31, 2018. Halloween Town, where Jack Skellington and his mischievous friends…

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presents the most wickedly fun celebration during Disney Halloween Time from September 13 to October 31, 2018. Halloween Town, where Jack Skellington and his mischievous friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” wreaked havoc, will be recreated at the all-new “Journey to Halloween Town” immersive walkthrough experience, challenging brave souls to face down the “Pumpkin King” and his friends.

Disney friends and villains are getting ready for wicked encounters with guests at Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party and Halloween Time Festival Gardens. Duffy’s newest friend, Cookie, will also show off her first Halloween attire and join the party. At night, the park will be hauntingly fun, when Disney villains come out to join Villains Night Out! Chapter 3 and turn the park upside down.

In true Disney Halloween fashion, an extensive range of themed merchandise and food and beverage items will be available, along with spooky Halloween decor and fun-filled recreation activities across the resort’s three themed hotels, ensuring that all Pinoy guests can enjoy a “play, shop, dine, and stay” getaway at HKDL this autumn.

Reliving “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the all-new “Journey to Halloween Town”

“Pumpkin King” Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie from the stop-motion classic “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” will loom large at the Main Gate of the park to herald Disney Halloween Time 2018. Themed decorations will point the way to the brand-new walkthrough experience, “Journey to Halloween Town,” at The Pavilion.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey, filled with iconic music and scenes from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Venture into Dr. Finklestein’s Lab, where Jack Skellington’s friend Sally is desperate for guests’ help. Beware of the evil Oogie Boogie, out to trap guests in his lair. Brave guests are invited to find out if they have what it takes to tackle blood-curdling Halloween Town! And don’t miss the Jack Skellington and Friends Halloween Time Character Greeting.

Disney friends revel in the Halloween spirit all day long

Guests will experience the brighter side of Disney Halloween Time at Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party. Every afternoon, Mickey, Minnie and Goofy will appear atop three giant Jack-o’-lantern whirlies with other Disney friends and a host of parade performers to greet guests and share the joy.

Guests should have their cameras ready to capture immersive Disney character greetings from day to night! Mickey, Minnie and the whole gang will be sporting their brand-new Halloween costumes – with a touch of regal purple – to embrace the spirit of the occasion. Duffy’s new friend, Cookie, will appear in her first Halloween outfit, marking her Halloween debut together with Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou.

At Halloween Time Festival Gardens, Winnie the Pooh and other Disney friends, in their Halloween costumes, will greet guests for photos during the day. Young guests can also learn to make Jack Skellington-themed paper masks and then go trick-or-treating. After dark, the gardens will be taken over by Disney’s infamous baddies for some wicked fun for everyone.

Disney villains and spectacular shows add thrills to dark nights

The park atmosphere turns ominous as the sun goes down, when fearsome Disney villains come out in force to join Villains Night Out! Chapter 3. This year, Maleficent leads the malevolent Ursula, the Evil Queen and Jafar in the procession. They will be joined by Jack Skellington, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts and Cruella de Vil to cause merry mayhem as they march along Main Street, U.S.A. Do not miss the big finale, as Maleficent ends the show on a fiery high note.

Bringing a celebratory tone to the night time experience, guests can enjoy the vibrant and colorful “We Love Mickey!” Projection Show along Main Street, U.S.A. every evening! This surprise party pays tribute to Mickey Mouse’s major milestones and features his memorable classics, his full-color heyday, and a crazy kaleidoscope of Mickey in modern styles.

We Love Mickey Projection Show.

We Love Mickey Projection Show.

Spoiled for choice with extensive Halloween merchandise and F&B creations

A bumper line-up of close to 100 Halloween themed merchandise items, from apparel to accessories, toys and home décor, will keep guests busy hunting for favorite keepsakes. Limited-edition pins commemorating the 25th anniversary of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” are definitely collectibles. The Duffy and Friends’ collection highlights their newest Halloween outfits, exclusive to HKDL. The reversible Tsum Tsum plush toys instantly change Disney friends into Halloween looks. The new HKDL-exclusive Boo collection introduces the fun of playing “peek-a-boo” to uncover a Disney character. Guests can also dress up as a family in the new apparel collection from the Mickey and Friends assortment.

More than 20 new Halloween-themed snacks and drinks will be introduced in the park and hotel restaurants. The Halloween Mickey Ring at Main Street Bakery will be sure to put anyone in the mood for Halloween, as will the new Sesame Egg Puff and Jack Marshmallow Vanilla Cookie, available at Outdoor Vending Carts. The Purple Myst and Green Devil Special Drink adds plenty of fizz to the occasion. At Crystal Lotus in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Jack’s Party dim sum set, featuring Jack’s Shrimp Dumpling, Crispy Pumpkin Scallop Puff and Mummy Vegetable Bun, looks almost too good to be devoured.

Why not take a breather from all the excitement and settle down for a character-themed Halloween set menu at Main Street Corner Cafe hosted by Coca-Cola? For a change of pace, enjoy a parent-child DIY cookie decoration activity while relaxing over a family buffet at Chef Mickey at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

Enjoy a complete Halloween resort vacation

Halloween fun extends to the resort hotels with a host of Halloween activities for hotel guests to enjoy. Young guests may unleash their creativity by making exclusive Disney handcrafts like tricky Jack door tag, learn to make towel Sally and tricky treaty candy bag. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney Explorers Lodge will immerse young guests in challenging themed games.

All hotels will also be delightfully, frightfully decorated. Taking the magic up a notch, guests can enjoy the Halloween Wicked In-Room Overlay for HK$899 from September 13 onwards. The room decoration package includes amenities box, slippers, door sticker, a pumpkin hamper with candies, wicked hats, cookies, a plush toy plus priority admission pass to “Journey to Halloween Town” and Halloween Playtime exclusively for hotel guests for a complete Halloween resort vacation.

Magical experiences fill Hong Kong Disneyland day and night

Seasonal entertainment will continue at the resort for the rest of year as Mickey and friends will share Christmas carols for a heart-warming celebration of “A Disney Christmas” from November to January 1, 2019. Festive fun will be introduced as Christmas tree lighting and romantic snowfalls create magical experiences for guests.

A rich line-up of one-of-a-kind experiences fill the park with magic day and night. The transformation of Hong Kong Disneyland’s castle is fully underway. The brand-new live atmosphere stage show “Moana: A Homecoming Celebration” in Adventureland marked the celebration of the first exciting entertainment offering under HKDL’s multi-year expansion spanning from 2018 to 2023. Next year, an all-new attraction: “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!” the second Marvel ride-through experience at the resort – will debut as the park continues to expand its Marvel-themed area.

There is always something new to discover at HKDL, and guests from the Philippines are invited to visit the resort every season to experience Disney magic!

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The Travel Club Trade-In Sale goes to Cebu, Davao

Donate an old luggage and get up to 40% discount on top brands, as The Travel Club presents its highly-anticipated Trade-In Sale for the very first time in Cebu and…

Donate an old luggage and get up to 40% discount on top brands, as The Travel Club presents its highly-anticipated Trade-In Sale for the very first time in Cebu and Davao from October 25-28, 2018.

The four-day event will happen in The Gallery at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu and include the lineup of brands housed at The Travel Club: Delsey, Briggs and Riley, Traveler’s Choice, Victorinox, and World Traveler.

Established in 1992 as a premiere concept store that carries and impressive array of top-of-the-line products, The Travel Club is committed to making travel smooth and hassle-free.

Discount on travel gears

This season, it comes up with the Trade-In Sale as one way to connect with the travelling community.

Throughout the event, customers can donate their pre-loved luggage and bags in exchange for discounts of up to 40 percent on new travel gears.

In Davao, the sale will be held at The Travel Club store in Abreeza Mall.

For travelers with a penchant for adventure, The Travel Club also offers brands such as The North Face, Sea to Summit, Nalgene, and Eagle Creek.

To diversify its product range, the store also began carrying a range of lifestyle bags from brands like JanSport, Herschel, Granite Gear, Hedgren, Sakroots, and Healthy Back Bag. More than just a store, The Travel Club takes pride in providing travelers with insightful tips and helpful advice through store personnel who are adept in the field of travel.

Overseas Filipino workers

Apart from being a great opportunity to shop for new travel items, The Travel Club Trade-In Sale is also a chance for travelers to take part in a good cause. Teaming up with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the pre-loved items that will be turned-over to The Travel Club will be donated to the agency that looks after the welfare of overseas Filipino workers.

To avail of the exclusive discounts during The Travel Club Trade-In Sale, customers simply have to bring in their old luggage or bags such as business cases, laptop cases, messenger bags, shoulder bags, duffle bags, and backpacks.

The discounts will be on a one-to-one basis wherein one donated bag entails only one discount for a bag. Customers who will be bringing in items for trade-in can avail of special discounts on featured collections and items, which will range from 15% to up to 40% discount. However, the discount will be dependent on the item to be purchased and not on the traded-in item.

Discount voucher

Discounts are not valid in conjunction with any other ongoing store promotions and markdowns or on sale items. If a customer is unable to choose any item from the product selections at the venue, the sale number tags may be exchanged at the cashier for a 15% discount voucher valid in all The Travel Club branches nationwide. The voucher may be used until December 21, 2018 and cannot be converted into cash or exchanged for other items.

A one-stop shop for all kinds of travelers with varying needs and preferences, The Travel Club wants to ensure that everyone gets access to the best luggage and accessories to make their travel experiences comfortable and memorable.

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TUMI introduces Women’s Fall Collection 2018

TUMI’s Fall 2018 Women’s collection fuses sophisticated and feminine elements with innovative function and design to create versatile designs for business and everyday use. These new and distinctly modern styles…

TUMI’s Fall 2018 Women’s collection fuses sophisticated and feminine elements with innovative function and design to create versatile designs for business and everyday use. These new and distinctly modern styles combine elegant beauty and sophisticated professionalism, providing a seamless experience for women on the go.

Taking inspiration from the simplicity, functionality and minimalism at the heart of Scandinavian design, the Fall 2018 Women’s collection explores the rich, natural beauty of the region and presents a collection that celebrates intentional, thoughtful design.

This season, Voyageur is relaunching with a new attitude, exciting features and refreshed silhouettes. Versatile and refined, this assortment is ideal for daily commutes, short getaways, or weekend excursions.

TUMI Voyageur Bryce Backpack

Voyageur Bryce Backpack

 

The Fall 2018 assortment takes shape with a mix of bold prints and accents of color, offering streamlined, lightweight designs with sophisticated and feminine details. The collection opens with Maroon and Pink Ombre, along with the core Black, Mink and Navy colorways. Later in the season, the collection will be reenergized with Magenta and a unique, modern Camo Floral pattern.

Voyageur introduces various new backpack styles, building off the success of this best-selling women’s category, including the Carson, Hagen, Dori, Bryce, and Rivas Backpacks. The spacious interiors of these stylish backpacks have a variety of organizational elements, including open and zip pockets and a dedicated padded compartment for tablets or laptops. The exteriors of all backpacks also feature a quick-access phone pocket on the backside of the bag, allowing for easy and secure mobile storage.

Additional new styles include the Ruma Crossbody, Mariel Hip Bag, Tres Leger Carry-On, and Basel Triangle Pouches. New styles provide a clean, modernized look with special details including locking zipper pull for extra security, easy grip rolled top handle, hidden quick-access phone pocket with magnetic bar closure, new dangler with key ring, hidden tracer tag, and water bottle pocket (select styles).

TUMI Voyageur Novelty Hagen Backpack - Black Camo

Voyageur Novelty Hagen Backpack – Black Camo

 

Voyageur Novelty will introduce a subtle Camo Print in both Black and Green, as well as exciting new embellishments throughout the assortment. Playful elements such as chains and studding will be offered in the Whitney Backpack and Troy Crossbody.

The Voyageur Business assortment will gain enhanced, trend-focused styles, including the Sheryl Small Business Tote which will be executed in nylon with a more structured shape. Updates to the Voyageur Leather collection, which highlights best-selling nylon silhouettes and translates them into luxurious leather, will be introduced in Black and an exciting seasonal Brick Red.

In Cebu, TUMI is available at its store in Ayala Center Cebu. (Press Release)

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Golden Prince marks 12th year with unique Cebuano hospitality experience

Unique Cebuano hospitality and service from the heart continue to be the gold standard commitment of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites as it celebrates its 12th anniversary today. Leading to…

Unique Cebuano hospitality and service from the heart continue to be the gold standard commitment of Golden Prince Hotel and Suites as it celebrates its 12th anniversary today.

Leading to the milestone, Golden Prince Hotel and Suites has unveiled its newest offerings, starting with the refurbishment of its rooms in the first tower. Etched on its walls are life-changing Golden Moments that mark its mission to influence the world with the warmth of its Cebuano hospitality.

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites

The relaunching of the Kabilin Heritage Lounge is also another exciting event to look forward to. The relaunched lounge infuses the warmth and Old World Ilustrado mestizo family feels with Golden Prince’s authentic Cebuano culinary heritage served a la carte. Much sought-after by guests is the Filipino merienda buffet that runs from 2 pm until 6 pm. The hotel also added a private dining room for 20 persons.

Le’Mon Restaurant

Le’Mon Restaurant

 

Le’Mon Restaurant also implemented changes that further improved the outlet. The Cebuano Corner highlights Asian fusion and provides diners a deeper sense of culture and pride for our Cebuano culinary heritage. Local dishes like dinuldog, tinunu-ang monggos, prichon, lechon karahay and chicharon have long been delighting diners ever since it opened. The restaurant takes pride in changing its menu daily.

Lanai RestoBar

Lanai RestoBar

 

In Lanai RestoBar, the Wagyu Tower Burger and local cocktails provide a different sense of satisfaction. It is another proof that Cebuanos take food and beverage seriously.

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites always make sure that it provides guests with the best experience with a sense of Cebuano pride and authenticity.

Serenading us as we mark 12 years today are the UC Chorale and The Wonggoys.

Golden Prince Q Cafe

Q Cafe

 

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites is a 4-star property that highlights a unique Cebuano Royalty Experience. It has 159 spacious and modern Cebuano architectural rooms that are meticulously designed to ensure Cebuano Royalty treatment for guests.

Culinary fusion is also offered for a delightful gastronomical experience to all its diners. The hotel is located on Acacia Street corner Archbishop Reyes Avenue in Cebu City. (Press Release)

 

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites

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City di Mare taps MyBus to connect lifestyle destination to rest of Metro Cebu

The 50-hectare masterplanned community City di Mare is now connected with the rest of the city via the premium bus service offered by MyBus. Officials of Filinvest, the company behind…

The 50-hectare masterplanned community City di Mare is now connected with the rest of the city via the premium bus service offered by MyBus.

Officials of Filinvest, the company behind the development at the South Road Properties, held a preview of the bus routes and stops for journalists and bloggers last week.

MyBus City di Mare

CITY DI MARE. (From left) FLI marketing manager Kat Mercado, Filinvest City and City di Mare senior project development manager Dolly Macam, and deputy mall manager George Calles during the media briefing on the MyBus routes in City di Mare.

 

“The premium point-to-point bus service makes its air-conditioned, PWD-friendly, CCTV-enabled buses available to the residents and locators of Sanremo Oasis, Amalfi, the UP Professional Schools, and the only al fresco waterfront mall in Cebu, Il Corso, in several stops within the development,” Filinvest Alabang Inc. vice president for townships Don Ubaldo said in a statement.

“From here, City di Mare connects to existing five routes that cover as far south as Talisay City and up north to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport,” Ubaldo added.

City di Mare MyBus

LIFESTYLE DESTINATION. Scale model of the development plans for City di Mare.

 

There are now 4 bus stops within City di Mare: at the City di Mare Visitor Center, Sanremo Oasis, Amalfi, and Il Corso Filinvest Lifemalls. The trips start at 6:30 a.m. with the next one at 7:30 a.m. and then every 2 hours thereafter. The buses connect City di Mare to stops in SM Seaside City, Robinsons Galleria, SM City Cebu, Parkmall, Compañia Maritima, Talisay City, and the airport.

City di Mare is an integrated lifestyle destination built on a vision to “redefine the live-work-play formula,” the company said in a statement.

Dolly Macam, senior project development manager of Filinvest City and City di Mare, and Kat Mercado, FLI marketing manager, gave the group an overview of the City di Mare development and the future timeline of the project. City di Mare will soon have high-rise buildings that will host condo units, offices, and retail spaces.

City di Mare Il Corso MyBus

IL CORSO. George Calles, deputy mall manager and marketing manager for Il Corso, gives an overview on developments at the waterfront mall.

 

Mercado pointed out that Sanremo and Amalfi both have underground passages for cars so that the spaces above are vehicle-free, making it perfect for pedestrian, runners, and bikers.

George Calles, deputy mall manager and marketing manager for Il Corso, gave an overview of the waterfront mall that is set to open within the year. The mall with the iconic lighthouse and panoramic view of the sea will offer a different retail experience to Cebuanos, he said.

Amalfi MyBus

Amalfi

 

Amalfi City di Mare

The pool in Amalfi, one of the residential enclaves in City di Mare.

 

MyBus SM City City di Mare

TAP TO PAY. MyBus uses reloadable cards for payments.

 

MyBus SM City Cebu

The SM City Cebu station of MyBus.

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Snow World, theme park to open in Minglanilla in December

Tropical Cebu will soon get a taste of snow and winter weather when Snow World opens in December as one major attraction of the province’s first integrated family entertainment complex…

Tropical Cebu will soon get a taste of snow and winter weather when Snow World opens in December as one major attraction of the province’s first integrated family entertainment complex Belmont One.

Snow World will cover 2,000 square meters and feature temperature of negative 15 degrees Celsius, ice sculptures, a slide, snowfall and form part of the theme park Anjo World, said Belmont One President Chester Lim during the project’s recent groundbreaking.

The 3.5-hectare commercial complex in Calajoan, Minglanilla will open in phases its facilities that will include hotels, restaurants, retail and shopping centers, and theme park with rides, food stalls, and game booths.

Lim said they are working to have Belmont One complete and fully operational by 2019.

Anjo World Minglanilla

ANJO WORLD. Belmont One President Chester Lim leads the groundbreaking of the Anjo World theme park in Calajoan, Minglanilla.

Anjo World attractions

Together with Snow World, the theme park Anjo World will open with 10 of its 12 rides already operational by December. The two other rides, a 60-meter ferris wheel and bumper boats, will be ready by the summer months, added Lim.

When the family agreed to put up a theme park, Lim said they looked for a worthwhile attraction and decided on Snow World. Snow World was also looking to expand in Cebu, added its operation manager for Cebu Jonas Mateo.

Around 15 food stalls will also open by the end of the year. Other dining facilities include six restaurants and food carts selling such theme park staples as hot dog, popcorn, and cotton candy.

Lim said they named Anjo World after their parents, Antonio and Josephine, who suggested that they bring the enjoyable experiences they’ve had during their foreign travels to Cebu. The theme park has developed its own line of characters and will have a child mascot named Anjo.

Belmont Anjo World

BY SUMMER. The park’s 60-meter ferris wheel will be open by summer, officials said.

Commercial complex

According to Lim, Belmont One is currently in talks with local chains for the hotel component in the complex. Other establishments to rise up in the complex include Belmont Hardware and Robinsons Supermarket.

Lim estimates the project cost for Belmont One to be around 500 million pesos. He added that while the company has diversified into housing development in 2010, this will be its first commercial venture of this scale.

He added that Belmont One is expected to generate about 500 jobs. It took them five years to come up with the concept of an integrated entertainment complex that will cater to the whole family.

Anjo World plans

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

Belmont One Anjo World

 

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Experienced hospitality professional named Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s resident manager

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu recently welcomed Austrian national Michaela Priesner as resident manager of the hotel. As an experienced hospitality professional, Priesner has filled managerial positions for a number of…

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu recently welcomed Austrian national Michaela Priesner as resident manager of the hotel.

As an experienced hospitality professional, Priesner has filled managerial positions for a number of hospitality companies, including Kempinski Hotels, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Rotana Hotels and Resorts, Aleenta Resorts & Spas in UAE, Austria and Thailand.

Michaela Priesner

“I wanted to work again in a business hotel while still being able to visit the beach every now and then and Cebu City could offer me both. I love the warmth, the smiles, and the hospitality of this city,” Ms. Priesner said on why she chose to work with the hotel.

Priesner studied at the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute finishing with a Hospitality diploma, and started her managerial career in Embassy Suites in Sharjah, UAE. She is an experienced, outgoing, customer-focused manager with a successful history of working in the leisure, travel and tourism industry.

Priesner said she is looking forward to get to know the community and the Cebuanos. “It’s an honor to be a part of this amazing team. Marco Polo is a true landmark in Cebu City,” she added.

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Polaroid Originals opens first provincial hub in Cebu

Polaroid Originals, the leading authority in analog instant photography, entered Cebu in July 2018, marking its very first provincial hub in the country. Last month, the Polaroid Interactive Photo Exhibit…

Polaroid Originals, the leading authority in analog instant photography, entered Cebu in July 2018, marking its very first provincial hub in the country.

Last month, the Polaroid Interactive Photo Exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu allowed guests to experience how Polaroid Originals cameras, such as the One Step 2 i-Type camera and the Vintage 600, can capture life’s best moments in the coolest way possible. It’s like travelling back in time, as it triggers nostalgia of using analog vintage cameras, but with the perks of having modern features and a contemporary design; particularly for the One Step 2 i-Type.

Inspired by the original OneStep camera from the 1977, the OneStep 2 is an analog instant camera for the modern era as it blends classic design with contemporary style. Updated to create a simple easy-to-use instant camera which works as soon as you take it out of the box, it’s easy enough for a child to use.

OneStep 2 features

Upon closer inspection, the OneStep 2 boasts heavy-weight features, with its built-in strobe flash, high-quality 2 feet to infinity lens, and self-timer function, users are assured of a completely unique photo each time. Plus, its long-lasting rechargeable battery means longer shooting time wherever and whenever in the world. To be precise, the camera has a 60-day battery life.

And the best part? The OneStep 2 enables users to fully immerse in the glory days of analog photography as it runs on all the styles of Polaroid Originals’ i-Type Film and 600 Film. Whether it’s colored, black and white, or soaked in rainbow hued frames, there’s a whole world of possibilities simply waiting to be developed.

Decades later and there’s still nothing that beats the Polaroid Originals. Available in white or graphite, the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-Type camera are available at following Bratpack stores: Greenbelt 5 Shangri-la Plaza, Alabang Town Center, and Ayala Center Cebu.

Polaroid OneStep2

 

The Original Never Left

Eighty years since Edwin Land changed the way we keep memories with his breakthrough invention, Polaroid is back to capture life’s best moments in the coolest way possible. Introducing Polaroid Originals, a new category of products dedicated to analog instant photography in its original, iconic format.

Launched on September 13, 2017 – the 80th anniversary of Polaroid’s foundation – Polaroid Originals marks the next step in a journey started by The Impossible Project who kept the dream alive since 2008. As the clamor for nostalgia peaks, it didn’t take long for the rest of the world to catch up as Polaroid stakes its original claim as the leading authority in instant photography.

Recently, Polaroid Originals collaborated with self-taught photographer The London Vagabond to capture the backstage magic of punk royalty Vivienne Westwood’s AW17/18 collection. As one of the most historic artifacts of the 80s, Polaroid Originals also made an on-screen appearance in one of the episodes of the much-anticipated season 2 of sci-fi web series Stranger Things – laying proof of the world’s enduring fascination with Polaroid.

Fast forward to this day, sentimental fiends and tastemakers alike can rejoice as Polaroid Originals rolls out with refurbished vintage cameras that are nostalgic as they are good as new.

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22 Tango Records releases Mary Anchit’s debut album

For her debut album, Mary Anchit sings about the people she encountered and the many forms of love in them. The album, Miss Mary, will be launched at 8 pm…

For her debut album, Mary Anchit sings about the people she encountered and the many forms of love in them. The album, Miss Mary, will be launched at 8 pm on September 8 via a show at Sugid, A SPACE Cebu.

The launch will be supported by homegrown acts J Russ X DT, The Vast, and Mandaue Nights.

As a singer-songwriter and full-time high school teacher, Anchit draws from outward experiences and weaves them together to form the 7-track foundations of Miss Mary. The album is produced by Cattski Espina and recorded, mixed, and mastered at Room Eleven Recording Studio.

Mary Anchit

Mary Anchit

Miss Mary will be released under 22 Tango Records and will be available on all digital streaming platforms. CDs will also be available for purchase.

“Mary Anchit is a wordsmith. Her non-commercial music is not capable of telling just one story. One song has four stories in it. She does not care that her music is not commercially appealing. She is not in the business of earning; only of living,” said Espina on the 3-year creative process of the album.

With her album, Anchit hopes to contribute to the vision of making Cebu a destination for music.

For inquiries and updates, follow Mary Anchit and 22 Tango Records on Facebook.

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Sing Your Story: learn about singing, songwriting in crash course by Cattski

Room Eleven Recording Studio and 22 Tango Records are hosting a singer-songwriter workshop on August 11. Presented by singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and studio director Cattski Espina, the workshop covers…

Room Eleven Recording Studio and 22 Tango Records are hosting a singer-songwriter workshop on August 11.

Presented by singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and studio director Cattski Espina, the workshop covers establishing musician identity, learning stage essentials, laying out the process of collaboration, preparing for recording, and exploring the business side of music.

Formerly called the Singer Songwriter Bootcamp, the upcoming crash course aims to educate and encourage aspiring singer songwriters to tell their stories by fostering interaction and creativity through the use of voice. The workshop will culminate with a co-writing activity.

Cattski Espina

Cattski Espina

Espina’s years-long expertise led her to co-founding 22 Tango Records, a local independent record label and publishing house, and the establishment of Room Eleven Recording Studio. She has released over five albums and has performed in New York City, Nashville, Tennessee, and Vancouver, Canada. Her most recent projects included the production of the Wonggoy’s single “Wa’y Blema” and Vincent Eco’s album “Kiss and Disappear.”

The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Room Eleven Recording Studio Annex, Mango Square Mall, Gen. Maxilom Avenue. Registration slots are limited at P1500 each.

For more inquiries, visit www.room11.studio or email [email protected].

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Millican roll pack: the backpack for travelers, digital nomads

With enough room for a laptop, tablet, phones, portable drives, voice recorder, tripod, selfie stick, pocket WiFi, power cord extension, numerous data cables and several paper notebooks, the Millican roll…

With enough room for a laptop, tablet, phones, portable drives, voice recorder, tripod, selfie stick, pocket WiFi, power cord extension, numerous data cables and several paper notebooks, the Millican roll pack is the backpack for travelers and digital nomads.

I got a 25-liter Maverick roll pack during a sale by the Primer Group, the exclusive distributor of the brand in the country, and it is one of the best purchases I’ve ever had. I’ve used the Millican bag exclusively for weeks and can say that it is the best backpack that I’ve had in the decades of carrying one.

I’ve gone through all the usual brands – Hawk (my go-to brand for years), The North Face, Jansport, and Case Logic – but nothing comes close to Millican in utility, durability, and style.

For one, I finally have a bag that can fit all the stuff I carry around for work or leisure.

Millican MAvericks rollpack

TRAVEL, WORK FROM ANYWHERE. The Millican 25-liter Maverick roll pack has room enough to carry all the things I need to work from anywhere.

 

Hidden laptop sleeve

The Millican has a hidden laptop sleeve at the back panel that’s perfect for my 13-inch Macbook Air. With its padded protection, I don’t need a separate laptop sleeve like I did with the other bags. The hidden pocket can hold a notebook of up to 15 inches. It is also lined with “100% waterproof recycled polyester,” according to the company.

There’s a separate hidden key pocket that can fit an iPad mini or a smaller Android tablet. It’s also perfect for phones and other gadgets.

The Maverick has a large front external pocket that can hold notebooks, phones, pocket WiFi, business cards, and even the 20,000mAh that powers my devices throughout the day. Behind this is an open pocket that is perfect for maps, brochures, or notebooks for easy access and inserts.

Millican rollpack

LAPTOP SLEEVE. The Maverick backpack has a hidden laptop sleeve at the back lined waterproof recycled polyester.

 

Holder for tripod, walking stick

It has 2 large side pockets that can hold a flask, more notebooks or other knickknacks. One side pocket has a holder for tripods or walking stick.

Inside the bag are several more pockets to fit even more things that you need to carry around. These pockets can fit clipboards, notebooks, and other important documents.

The roll top lid opening makes access to the stuff that you need easy. It also makes the backpack adjust to the amount of stuff you carry around. With the Maverick, I finally feel I have more room than things to stuff into it. With previous backpacks, I’d often have to carry a separate messenger bag to carry things that wouldn’t fit for longer trips or coverages that require use of more equipment.

Millican backpack

TO THE BEACH. Millican bags are “made to last” and provide “a protective barrier to keep the wet weather out,” the company said.

 

Made to last

Millican bags, the company said in its website, “are made to last.” Its outer fabric is made of Bionic Cotton Canvas, a company exclusive that is 38% cotton, 57% recycled polyester, 5% HT polyester and impregnated with a paraffin wax and a C6 DWR or durable water resistant coating.

“This creates a protective barrier to keep the wet weather out. Your bag will continue to repel water droplets as long as the fabric is kept clean and nourished every few years with a protective treatment,” the company said.

All Maverick bags use aluminum buckles “tough enough to withstand an average force of around 122 kgf (kilogram force). The aluminium is anodized, which provides a weather resistant surface without tarnishing, and the anodized trims we use are non-toxic and contain no nickel.”

Kindred spirits

If the backpack feels it was made for traveling it is because it was made by hardcore travelers.

Millican was started by Jorrit and Nicky, who met while traveling in the early 90s on the border of Ecuador and Peru. They traveled together for 2 years before returning to regular life in the UK.

“It wasn’t long before we slipped into regular life. Jobs, family, a house and a routine out in the suburbs. But there was always a flicker of light, an ember that never quite went out,” they said on their website.

Millican Maverick backpack

LARGE POCKETS. Millican’s Maverick backpack has large external pockets, including 2 in both sides large enough to carry a 600ml flask. One side pocket has an attachment to carry around a tripod and walking stick.

 

“Then one story changed our lives for good. The true story of Millican Dalton, a maverick from the 1900s who swapped his existence in London for an extraordinary life of adventure in the mountains of the Lake District.”

The co-founders said Dalton inspired them to take a leap of faith and follow their own path.

“In homage to Millican Dalton, who was known to make his own clothing and rucksacks, we decided to name our company after him. His teachings still influence our decisions today,” they said.

In Cebu, Millican bags are available in GRIND and Bratpack.

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Get P75 cashback when you shop with GCash QR in National Book Store branches

Shopping for bags, paper, notebooks, pencils, and all other school items at the National Book Store is a yearly back-to-school ritual. This year, shopping is even better because everything you…

Shopping for bags, paper, notebooks, pencils, and all other school items at the National Book Store is a yearly back-to-school ritual.

This year, shopping is even better because everything you need for school are made available at all National Bookstore branches. Head to any of the over 230 branches nationwide and you’ll find Back-to-School Zones – areas where basic school supplies, uniforms, shoes, bags, and more are grouped together for a quick, easy, and convenient shopping experience.

National Bookstore also launched the 2018 Grand Back to School Fair in select mall locations.

GCash National Book Store

“National Book Store is one of the most recognizable names in the Philippines, and being able to extend GCash’s reach to Filipinos is a big step for us in encouraging more and more people to have a better shopping experience. In recognition of their 75thyear, we are happy to support National Bookstore’s Back-to-school program by offering a 75 pesos Cashback with GCash QR for a minimum spend of 300 pesos at any National Bookstore nationwide,” said Anthony Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Mynt, which operates GCash.

To use the scan to pay feature, Globe users must download the GCash app on their smartphones and update to the latest version of it before registering an account. Get P50 when you use referral code “NBBTOS” upon registration.With over 12,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide, including Globe Stores, SM Business Centers, Puregold branches, Robinsons Business Centers, 7-Eleven Cliqq kiosks, and TouchPay kiosks, shoppers can easily fund their GCash wallets.

Visit www.gcashpromos.com/gcash-national-bookstore-75-cashback to learn more. (Press Release)

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Beatles, Motown, love songs featured in Love Rocks Cebu leg

Nobody in the world appreciates “It Might Be You” more than Filipinos, said singer and songwriter Stephen Bishop. Bishop, an Oscar and Grammy nominee, will be performing tonight with Grammy…

Nobody in the world appreciates “It Might Be You” more than Filipinos, said singer and songwriter Stephen Bishop.

Bishop, an Oscar and Grammy nominee, will be performing tonight with Grammy nominee Bobby Wilson and Love Rocks host and performer J Michaels.

J Michaels said tonight’s show at the IC3 Convention Center in Cebu will have the artists perform top Beatles songs and love song favorites.

Love Rocks Cebu

LOVE ROCKS CEBU. (From left) Stephen Bishop, Bobby Wilson, and J Michaels. The 3 will perform in tonight’s Love Rocks concert at the IC3 Convention Center in Cebu. (Photo by Ian Javier)

Wilson said he will be performing Motown music as a tribute to his father, the legendary R&B singer Jackie Wilson. He will also sing one of the hits of Bruno Mars, with whom he performed with as part of The Love Notes group organized by Mars’ father.

Bishop, on the other hand, is expected to play his favorite hits “It Might Be You,” “Something New In My Life,” and “On and On.”

Love Rocks Cebu

PRESS CONFERENCE. J Michaels answers a question during a press conference for the concert held at The Pyramid in the IT Park. (Photo by Ian Javier)

During the short press conference held at The Pyramid in the IT Park, the artists said they love performing for Filipino audiences.

J Michaels said they are bringing in more artists, including Christopher Cross, in future concerts.

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Native keeps it lite with comfortable, beautiful footwear

A brand that hails from the future, by way of the past, Native emerged from the rainforests of Vancouver, British Columbia in 2009 with a mission to spread happiness and…

A brand that hails from the future, by way of the past, Native emerged from the rainforests of Vancouver, British Columbia in 2009 with a mission to spread happiness and enLITEn lives with its impressive range of mondo-lite, crazy comfortable, totally accessible, easy-to-wear, and completely “Beast Free footwear.”

From its trademark 3D EVA material, Native has since altered the course of footwear evolution as it continues to yield a more dynamic line-up of 100% Beast Free and vegan-approved materials into its mix. The result is a constantly growing assortment of fresh Future Classics that offer up countless fun-loving and easy-going individuals a wide array of fun and humane footwear alternatives to slip into amid the chaos and weight of everyday existence!

Native shoes

NO ANIMALS HARMED. Beast Free has been an integral part of Native since its start. “Not a hair nor hide on any animal, anywhere, has been used in the creation of our product,” the company said.

But no matter what the next great invention comes out of Native’s secret lab, one thing stays true for the brand. And that is, to always Keep It Lite no matter what! As Native returns to introduce its latest offerings for the season, the brand affirms its commitment in making the world a brighter and lighter place with its longstanding Keep It Lite campaign.

More than just a way to define the Native’s superlative selection of liteweight footwear, the Keep It Lite campaign – which has always been Native’s mantra since day one – ultimately alludes to the brand’s dedication to create, design, and advocate ideas that make life a little more fun, a tad more conscious, and a whole lotta LITEr!

Native junkies can expect to find a heap of deLITEful surprises from their favorite brand this season. Among which is the Cherry Blossom collection which sees two of Native’s classic designs – the Jericho and the Verona – get a subtle and pretty update with delicate Sakura prints.

Native shoes

KEEPING IT LITE. Native says that through its “simple formula of innovation, originality, and the key ingredient — lite-ness — we’re spreading good shoes and better vibes to all corners of the globe.”

Sweet and dainty, the Cherry Blossom print of the footwear is guaranteed to instantly brighten up any ensemble. All that’s left to do is choose between the Jericho, with its quintessential sneaker-like silhouette sans the stuffiness of a typical rubber shoes or the Verona, an easy-to-wear slip on that offers unparalleled breathability and comfort for hours on end. But frankly speaking, whichever one you choose, you can never go wrong if you Keep It Lite with Native!

The Cherry Blossom collection is priced at P3,290 and available in Native stores (SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 4, Robinson’s Place Manila, SM Megamall, TriNoma, SM North Edsa Annex, SM City Cebu, Centrio, SM City Davao) and Res|Toe|Run stores. (Press Release)

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Big discounts, exciting deals in 3-day SM Seaside sale

Get huge discounts on top brands like Cath Kidston, Guess, Ziya, Clinique, Sperry, Florsheim Kids USA, Onesimus, Mizuno, All Flip-Flops and other stylish finds at The Great Seaside Sale on…

Get huge discounts on top brands like Cath Kidston, Guess, Ziya, Clinique, Sperry, Florsheim Kids USA, Onesimus, Mizuno, All Flip-Flops and other stylish finds at The Great Seaside Sale on April 13, 14, and 15.

Alberto, Pabder, Arrow, Pacsafe, Urbanize, and Dickies are offering up to 70 percent off on selected items during the three-day sale at SM Seaside City Cebu.

Top shops like Izod, Van Heusen, Oro Italia, Saturday Dress, Islands Souvenirs, Terranova, Calliope, Mango, Gold Creation, Hush Puppies, Time Depot, Onesimus, Primadonna, Ziya, Oro China, The Face Shop are offering half the price off on certain products and pieces.

Other great deals: lip bundling promo at MAC Cosmetics; discounts by Geox, Seiko, Levi’s, Sperry, Parfois, M. Lhuillier Jewellers, Unisilver, Hannah’s, St. Paul’s, Perfect Secret, Onitsuka Tiger, Eye Society, and ME&U; buy one, get one on all items at Yves Rocher; save and spend promo at Forever 21.

Enjoy big markdowns when you shop during The Great Seaside Sale and get a chance to bring home a brand new Suzuki Celerio during the grand raffle draw at 10 p.m. on April 15.

More deals for Advantage, Prestige, BDO Rewards members

SM Advantage, SM Prestige and BDO Rewards members enjoy exclusive deals when they shop at The SM Store and other participating SM affiliate stores:

Prestige Friday

There’s an extra 10 percent off for SM Prestige and BDO Rewards Diamond members when they shop at The SM Store, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Kultura, Toy Kingdom, Surplus Shop, Uniqlo, Forever 21, SM Appliance Center, Sports Central, Crocs, Levi’s, Miniso, and The Baby Company for the whole day of April 13.

SMAC Saturday

SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards members also get 10 percent off on top of sale discounts from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday when they shop at The SM Store, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Kultura, Toy Kingdom, Surplus Shop, Uniqlo, Forever 21, SM Appliance Center, Sports Central, Crocs, Levi’s, Miniso, and The Baby Company.

Sunday Special

SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards members get an additional 10 percent discount when they shop from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at The SM Store, Ace Hardware, Kultura, Levi’s, Miniso, Sports Central, and Surplus Shop.

Free, discounted rides to SM Seaside City

Thinking of using Grab to get to SM Seaside City sale? Get P50 off on your ride by using the promo code SMSEASIDE50.

There will also be free MyBus rides to SM Seaside City at hourly intervals from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the following routes:

Fuente Osmeña-V. Rama-N. Bacalso-SM Seaside City
Pick-up and drop-off at BDO Fuente and SM Seaside City and pick-up only at V. Rama Skywalk (USC South Campus) and N. Bacalso Ave. Skywalk (Salazar Institute of Technology)

Fuente Osmeña-Banawa-Labangon-N. Bacalso-SM Seaside City Cebu
Pick-up and drop-off points at BDO Fuente and SM Seaside City; pick-up only at Petron Gas Station and Paseo Arcenas along R. Duterte St., Katipunan St. Skywalk near Labangon Elementary School, N. Bacalso Ave. Skywalk near Salazar Institute of Technology; drop-off only at N. Bacalso Ave. Skywalk along B. Aranas Extension and V. Rama Ave. Skywalk near USC South Campus.

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Ian in 3 Acts in Cebu

Versatile actor Ian Veneracion will show another side of him to Cebuanos this coming April 21. Ian will be staging a concert dubbed “Ian in 3 Acts” at the Waterfront…

Versatile actor Ian Veneracion will show another side of him to Cebuanos this coming April 21. Ian will be staging a concert dubbed “Ian in 3 Acts” at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Ian Veneracion Cebu concert

Ian in 3 Acts is on April 21 at 8pm, featuring LA Santos and special guests. Tickets are available in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and SM Customer Service counters. For ticket inquiries, call 232-6888 or 0915 535 3873. (Press Release)

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Eggciting Easter at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

Families are in for magical fun and delectable delights at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 1, as the hotel sets a fairytale-themed celebration called Eggciting…

Families are in for magical fun and delectable delights at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 1, as the hotel sets a fairytale-themed celebration called Eggciting Easter.

Eggciting Easter will feature a variety of children’s activities including face-painting, a magic show, balloon twisting, DIY cupcake art and film showing inside Pusô Bistro & Bar. It will culminate with an egg hunt at the breezy and open-air 7th-floor poolside. Children’s activities will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is at P500 net per child inclusive of lunch buffet.

Everyone in the family will likewise enjoy indulging in Pusô Bistro & Bar’s Easterrific Feast, a holiday spread featuring hearty mains, Easter-inspired pastries and desserts, homemade pasta, fresh salads, sumptuous barbecues and more. Easterrific Feast is available for lunch at P700 net per person and for dinner at P850 net per person.

On top of the spread, guests may also raise a toast to the day’s celebration with Cheers to Easter. On the day there will be a Wine & Beer Buffet available at P500++ per person and Free-Flowing Sparkling Wine and Mimosa at P450++ per person.

It is an extremely ‘eggciting’ celebration at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu on Easter Sunday. For inquiries or reservations, guests may call +6332 402 5999 or follow Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu and Pusô Bistro & Bar on Facebook and Instagram. (Press Release)

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2TinCans holds musical theater workshop for summer

School’s out, it’s showtime! Develop your child’s imagination and self-confidence in a summer to remember. The 2TinCans Theatre Lab, the educational and professionalization arm of homegrown production house 2TinCans Philippines,…

School’s out, it’s showtime! Develop your child’s imagination and self-confidence in a summer to remember. The 2TinCans Theatre Lab, the educational and professionalization arm of homegrown production house 2TinCans Philippines, will be launching a series of Summer Musical Theatre Workshops beginning in April.

Taught by theater artists led by 2TinCans’ producing artistic director Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, the month-long workshops will instill habits of self-discipline through body movement, vocal workout, storytelling, and drama improvisation.

2TinCans

2TINCANS. Clockwise from left, Davelyn Cuenco, Zyradee Ramos, Sharlene Racoma, Dion Cecilio, Christian Niño Luy, Benjun Yu, Alem Garcia, Dave Feril, Dan Michael Sindajan, Chiqui Cañete, Shiella Pestaño Gemperoa, Joer Gallur, Vincent Gaton, Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, Tiffany Neri, Laurie Grace Tul-id, and Charlene Virlouvet.

Thrice a week, in two-and-a-half-hour sessions, students are put through their paces in all aspects of musical theatre, including acting, dancing, and singing. The workshops culminate in the students’ very own stage performances of Broadway classics and contemporary showtunes. From lights to sound to stage management, every aspect of these productions is run by a professional team of experienced theatre specialists.

2TinCans Summer Musical Theatre Workshops

2TinCans Theater Lab’s Summer Musical Theatre Workshops are not only about performance, but about supporting and encouraging students. They provide a safe and supportive environment for people to exchange ideas, express themselves and, most importantly, be themselves.

The workshops will be held at the Cube Wing Atrium of SM Seaside City Cebu, and at the UV New School of Art & Design (UVNS) in Banilad.

Workshops at SM Seaside City Cebu are open to kids. Dates are from April 17 to May 6, May 8 to May 27, May 29 to June 17, and June 19 to July 8. At UVNS, the first batch kicks off on May 7 to June 1, followed by subsequent batches on June 4 to June 29, and July 2 to 27. Besides children, UVNS will also be offering workshops for teenagers and adults.

2TINCANS THEATER

TEACHING ARTISTS. Shiella Pestaño Gemperoa, Laurie Grace Tul-id, producing artistic director Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, Charlene Virlouvet, Vincent Gaton, and Joer Gallur will be handling theater lessons during the summer workshops.

2TinCans Theatre Lab is also set to offer theater courses to senior high students at UVNS starting August 2018.

Reserve your slots now! Enroll by calling +6332 516 2802 or +63 917 896 2181 or e-mailing [email protected]. For more information and updates, visit the 2TinCans Philippines website at http://www.2tincans.ph, like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/2tincansphils, and follow on Instagram at @2tincansph. (Press Release)

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Ayala Center Cebu lines up craft, music, fitness activities for #SummerAtAyala

The school break promises to be a fun time for families as Ayala Center Cebu launches a plethora of activities to turn it into one #HappyColorfulSummer. Cebu’s premier destination for…

The school break promises to be a fun time for families as Ayala Center Cebu launches a plethora of activities to turn it into one #HappyColorfulSummer.

Cebu’s premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment has scheduled a lineup of entertaining pursuits for the whole family throughout the sunniest season of the year.

These include a range of play and learn activities for kids, fitness sessions, weekend fun events, and music fests.

Ayala Center Cebu summer

LAUNCHING. Celeste “Bong” Dy, Ayala Center Cebu general manager, talks about #SummerAtAyala during the launch.

Celeste “Bong” Dy, Ayala Center Cebu general manager, led the #SummerAtAyala launch where guests experienced a little of the enjoyable times ahead through craft flower assembling and a smoothie-making competition courtesy of Mooshi.

Kids’ workshops, play activities

The mall will offer voice, dance, painting, arts and crafts, sewing, and taekwondo lessons from April to May in the kids’ workshops. Children can also look forward to fun times at Bounce N Play Gleeful Moppets, My Little Craft Corner, Jumping Clay, Creative Minds, Hoverball, and KPUP Spritely Gym and Party Racer Go Carts. Kids who complete certain designated activities will get a premium prize.

Ayala Center Cebu summer 2018

CONTEST. Ayala Center Cebu held a smoothie-making competition courtesy of Mooshi to mark the launch of #SummerAtAyala.

For weekends, the mall will showcase marching bands and live mannequins, balloon twister and photobooth, bubble show, magic show, face painting and sticker tattoos.

Staying in shape will also be easier in the summer with Ayala Center Cebu’s zumba and capoeira classes as well as fitness bootcamp.

Nightly entertainment will come in the form of good music by local talents. It will be folk music every Wednesday from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the Garden Area, and ACCoustic Sessions every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Level 2.

Ayala Center Cebu summer

CRAFT, SMOOTHIE. The launch included craft flower assembly and healthy refreshments from Mooshi.

 

Ayala Center Cebu summer

AYALA CENTER CEBU. The Ayala Center Cebu team led by general manager Celeste “Bong” Dy hosted the launch party for the mall’s summer activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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