THE Annual August Sale of Furniture City, the biggest showroom in Cebu, is ongoing until Sept. 3. Up to 50 percent off on selected items is offered from the showroom’s more than 25 exhibitors of outdoor and indoor furniture and accessories. The Furniture City has two branches: one on Hernan Cortes St. across Mandaue Foam and another in Canduman, Mandaue City near Savemore.
FURTHER strengthening the Hotel’s brand, Cebu Parklane International Hotel has revived “Sangka sa Kaha.” Now on its sixth leg, Sangka sa Kaha is a cookout event wherein traditional dishes of municipalities in Cebu are featured. The winning dish of the event will then be part of the menu of the hotel’s Kan-anan Restaurant located on the fourth floor. Staged at the Sibonga Heritage Park this year, Sibonga’s most treasured heirloom dish, adubaw nga nokus, was put to spotlight with Rolando dela Vega’s version emerging victorious among five other groups. Sangka sa Kaha has produced authentic Cebuano dishes on its menu such as humba sa Ronda, torta de Argao, takyong from Borbon, podrida from Oslob and Bisayang manok from Dumanjug.
SHINING a spotlight on a diverse set of global influencers from the world of music, fashion, film, Forever 21 launches their Pre-Fall #WeAreForever Collection for 2017. Cebuanos will be given the chance to explore this trend that reflects individual styles from street, rocker, to romantic in the Forever 21 store located at Northwing of SM City Cebu starting July 27.
Forever 21 presents the #WeAreForever Collection as a campaign and a celebration of individuality and inclusivity around the globe. It embodies the brand identity of Forever 21’s newest collection that showcased urban, daring, and modern styles.
Being one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, Forever 21 takes pride in this campaign as it shows how fashion is a vehicle for self-expression.
A wide array of influencers like R&B singer Khaild, hip-hop artist Leaf, and plus-size model Naomi Shimada became part of the campaign and they represent Forever 21’s diverse customer base.
JULIE’S Bakeshop was recognized as SunStar’s Best of Cebu 2016: Best Bakery Chain last May 19. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the best bakery chains in the city,” said Raymond Fernandez, franchise business development manager. “Aside from having more than 400 branches in the Philippines, we also have a branch in Edmonton, Canada.” Photo shows from left, SunStar Cebu marketing head Bayani Garcia, Tita Julie and Fernandez.
AS tourism undeniably contributes to the economy of any country, the Seoul Metropolitan Government reached out to select tourism counterparts in nine Southeast Asian countries: the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In the Philippines, Rakso Travel was chosen as its sole counterpart travel agency in the country, bolstering cooperation to improve information sharing toward development of two-way tourism between the Philippines and South Korea. This milestone project coincides with the grand opening of Seoullo 7017, a historical overpass, which is now a tourist attraction.
GULF Oil Philippines launched the Bajaj DTS-i oil last May 26 at the Makati Shangri-La. Senior officials from Bajaj Auto Limited, Kawasaki Motors Corp. and Gulf Oil were present during the exciting event with Gulf Oil channel partners, their valued customers and presidents of Rouser Clubs. Bajaj Auto has expanded its range of genuine parts and accessories last year to include this new range of genuine oil. This oil is specially formulated to keep Bajaj Engines operating at peak performance for longer drain intervals in even the toughest conditions. This highly refined oil features new technology designed to ensure better protection against engine wear, corrosion and damage. “We feel proud to introduce Bajaj Genuine Oil as it would strengthen our range of premium motorcycle oils and enhance our rich legacy of quality, endurance and passion,” said Gulf Oil general manager Arvind Dargan.
IN celebration of its five years of operation in Cebu, Bubble Tea Station (BTS) has launched a new look that reflects its evolution from being a humble kiosk back in 2012 to being an active player in Cebu’s milk tea industry today.
Owner Meyan Lim Young said: “The old BTS brand represented a budding teeny-bopper who was very excited for all the possibilities coming her way. The new brand is a seasoned version of that girl. Still young and vibrant but with experience already.”
Also part of the anniversary celebration is its seal top designing contest. This is to give tribute to its customers’ support and make them feel like they are part of this milestone.
Bubble Tea Station currently has five branches. Three more branches in Cebu are set to open within the year.
BUBBLE TEA STATION BRANCHES
Banilad Town Center, Robinsons Galleria, UCMed, Ateneo de Cebu, Paseo Arcenas
/ CASSANDRA C. POCULAN
ONE of the biggest hotel chains in Japan is now in Cebu. Promising cleanliness and reliability at a reasonable rate, the Japanese-style business hotel at J Centre Mall is the first Toyoko Inn in the Philippines. Read more
MORE than a hundred participants started their Saturday early at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu to join Namaste Run last May 13, a free community workout organized by GoWell, Sun Life Financial’s wellness community. It was aimed at promoting a holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating and living a balanced life.
With the success of Namaste Run, Sun Life hopes to have more GoWell community workouts in Cebu. To join the GoWell Community, visit www.gowell.com.ph.
NAMASTE RUN ACTIVITIES
Yoga instructor Bubbles Paraiso started the group with a warm-up yoga.
Bull Runner Jaymie Pizzaro led a two-kilometer run around the mall.
Post-run yoga session at The Terraces.
/CHRISTIAN B. QUILO
ONGOING until May 31, one may shop and collect stamps to own a Bugatti Gioia to get discounts of up to 75 percent. Every P800 worth of purchase is equivalent to one stamp. With just five stamps plus a minimal cash out, one may avail himself of a salt-and-pepper mill, four-piece cutlery set (green), two side plates, two bowls, two dinner plates or a salad bowl. A master in the industry for 90 years, Bugatti has been designing and manufacturing kitchenware, stainless steel cutlery, small household appliances and other products ranging from Italian coffee makers to tableware for kids. A master of colors and combinations, it maintains a reputation for giving special care and attention to detail with constant research on colors, materials and finishes in order to provide the widest range of solutions. Bugatti products are the synthesis of the precise and constant integration of beauty and functionality.