SM Home Design Series: The Essentials of Condo Living Exhibit Cebu

Cebuanos will be able to view this diverse exposition of home vignettes at the SM Home Design Series: The Essentials of Condo Living exhibit from February 24 to March 8 at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium. On February 24 and 25, Cebuanos will be treated, free of charge to the most valuable home design talks from these talented Cebu designers themselves, as they unveil tips to choosing colors, selecting furniture and hiring design help, as well as secrets to scale, space and sprucing up a starter condominium.

SM Home launched the SM Home Design Series: The Essentials of Condo Living featuring talented home and interior designers Maybelline Te, Hannah Lim, Janet Lo-Lee and Kate Ngo who bring the best insider tips, tricks and easy-to-learn hacks in making one's first condo their most beautiful one.

SM Home's Cebu leg brought a powerhouse of Cebuano design talents to demonstrate great condo design in an exhibit of styled home vignettes.

See SM Home Design Series in Photos below.

Living Room by Maybelline Te

Maybelline Te's condo living room interpretation are layering of colors, textures and furniture. A designer and manufacturer of home furniture and accessories, Maybelline knows how to stir interest through the depth of decor elements, in this case, a blue tufted sofa bed atop a hot pink hairy rug, two differently-leveled coffee tables placed side by side, and the use of muted pinks and yellows that tempers a frivolous lounge area just right.

Bedroom by Hannah Lim

Interior designer Hannah Lim's iteration of a husband and wife's love for adventure are punches of refreshing pink and green, as well as rustic wood elements. Hannah Lim is the founder of HL Designs, a Cebu-based studio specializing in model units and common areas for real estate showrooms.

Kitchen by Janet Lo-Lee

Janet Lo Lee Design Studio head designer lends her signature style to her interpretation of a Scandinavian chic condo kitchen. An encompassing warm and inviting theme, the area intelligently makes use of space with streamlined, functional fixtures.

Dining Area by Kate Ngo
Instead of sticking to the basics, Kate injected drama to an otherwise fuss-free condo dining area by choosing a Scandinavian-inspired dining set which also complements the kitchen, amidst an overflow of leafy foliage and rose gold hang lights, an appetizing concoction of swanky and cozy.
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A Look at the New Honda Big Bike Showroom in Cebu City

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), recently opened its Cebu Honda Big Bike Showroom to the public in its Flagship Shop at Lahug, Cebu City. The showroom is a must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts, as a new part of the Flagship Shop which has been constructed to be a premium hub for Honda’s growing community. This shop has a multi-rack display, riders’ lounge, and test ride facility which sets it apart from other 3S Shops. The Big Bike Showroom is open for Honda’s community of riders in Cebu to view the latest and much-awaited collection of big bikes every day from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Mr. Masahide Hirose, Adviser MC Operations, MC Sales Department, Honda Philippines Inc. , Mr. Ryan Lim, Operations Manager,  Du Ek Sam, Inc., and Mr. Daiki Mihara, President, Honda Philippines Inc.

The Big Bike showroom has a total land area of 2,344 square meters, and highlights Honda’s latest collection of big bikes. These big bikes are set for thrill seekers and adventurers, who require tough and heavy duty motorcycles with bigger engine displacements. They are also designed to deliver the speed and performance, suited for highway cruising and taking on rough terrains.
Mr. Daiki Mihara, President, Honda Philippines Inc.

Honda Philippines Inc. President Mr. Daiki Mihara said the power and innovative features of Honda Big Bikes have been seen in action by motorcycle enthusiasts in many countries. Now, it’s time for Filipinos to experience all of these through our latest big bike offerings. "Last December 2017, we’ve already launched our latest collection in Manila, however, since we consider Cebu as one of the important markets, we also see the value of showcasing our latest Honda Big Bikes collection to the Cebuano public, here, in our Flagship Store.” he added.

8 new Honda Big Bike models will be housed in the showroom categorized as: Roadster, Sports/Racer, Traveler, and New Adventure. Have a preview below and decide what fits your ride:

Honda introduced its roadster category, starting with the Rebel 500, which is designed for both laid-back cruising and a more active sports riding. It features a rider’s triangle, as well as its 471cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder, four-stroke engine that is tucked in a low chassis, and minimalist design.
Honda Rebel 500

Also available is the CB650F, a middleweight, naked street style motorcycle with stylish exhaust pipes that wrap around its four-cylinder, 649cc, DOHC inline engine. It also comes with a new six-speed ratio gearbox, a two-channel ABS, a 41mm SDBV telescopic fork and a fully adjustable Showa suspension for smoother riding.

The CB1100EX, on the other hand, has a classic design integrating modern features with its seamless fuel tank, deep chrome exhausts, 17-inch cast aluminum wheels, and a hand-built look. It also has an air-cooled, inline four-cylinder, 6-speed transmission, 1140cc engine, a two-piece front fork, remote reservoir rear shocks, four-piston caliper brakes, floating discs, and a sharper chassis. This model is set to arrive in the Philippine market this year.

Meanwhile, for sports enthusiasts, Honda boasts of its CBR500R, a big bike infused with a next-level, inline-twin 471cc engine with power suited for racing. Designers of the bike fused aggressive styling with its comfortable framework for riding, as well as a traditional bike image and modern, sleek design.
Honda CBR500R

This middleweight sports bike has an aerodynamic fairing and air ducts, specially designed all the way to the two-channel ABS and 41mm SDBV telescopic fork.

There is also the CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP, which is designed with the MotoGP racing DNA in mind. It is engineered to have lightness, precision, and controllable handling as evidenced by its Selectable Torque Control and Engine Break Systems, New ABS Brakes, Quickshifter, Riding Mode Select System, Power Selector, and an ӦHLINS Smart EC Suspension. This model is set to be available in the Philippine market this 2018 along with the CB1100EX.

Honda’s Traveler Big Bikes include the CB500X, a mid-displacement bike, designed for all-around use. It is also suited for taking on any type of terrain. This bike also features a liquid-cooled, 471cc, parallel-twin engine, suited for both short and long-distance rides, while still being fuel efficient.
Honda CB500X

Honda also unveiled the CRF1000L Africa Twin. It has a 998cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, parallel-twin engine and has the exclusive Honda Selective Torque Control for efficient power delivery on a wide range of road conditions. It is also perfect for adventure riding that requires natural and athletic movements, especially that it is built with Biaxial Counterbalance for strength and handling to deliver a smooth and vibration-free ride.

Finally, Honda introduced its New Adventure Category of Big Scooter (Automatic) with the X-ADV featuring a unique crossover platform. It is built around a strong, tubular-steel chassis and has a 745cc twin-cylinder engine and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for firm handling on different road surfaces and conditions.

To handle dirt roads, Honda X-ADV is also built with a 41mm upside-down fork, a preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock, and a ground clearance of 162mm. It is equipped with a five-way adjustable screen, tapered aluminum handlebar, Africa Twin hand guards, Rally-style instrument display, and center stand.

These Honda Big Bikes are now available in Honda Philippines Inc.’s Flagship Shops in Cebu and Makati, except for the CB1100EX and CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP, which are set to excite Filipino motorcycle geeks this 2018. Meanwhile, the Honda Flagship Shop in Davao will also feature this new collection this February.

For more information on Honda Big Bikes and Flagship Shops, visit or like Honda’s official Facebook page at
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Rulls First Festival of Gadgets features Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Asus, Huawei & more

For Tech Savvy Cebuano, The 3-day Rulls Festival of Gadgets at SM City Cebu is an Oasis in the dessert offering discounts, freebies and other perks exclusive only for the event. Rulls first Festival of Gadgets runs through September 8-10, 2017 at the Event Centre. SM City Cebu.

Organized by mobile phone retailer Rulls Cellphone and Accessories Inc., Festival of Gadgets 2017 brings Tech brands love by the mass into one setting such as Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Asus and Huawei.

In 10 years of presence, this was the very first Festival of Gadgets of Rulls where both consumers and the employees of each cellphone brands will enjoy the activity. Rulls Corporate Officer Elon Cabuguas said organizing this event has been their long-time dream. They have prepared games and promos like their 0% installment program for all customers availing the chance of owning affordable mobile gadgets.

One of the most awaited part of the Festival is on Day 2 where Home Credit sponsors Queen of Gadgets which candidates came from the Cellphone Brands who will participate the event.

Rulls Cellphone and Accessories Inc. is a known mobile phone retailer in the Philippines offers some of the best mobile phone brands in the market such as Oppo, Vivo, Samsung, Huawei, and Asus.

Rulls have branches in SM City Cebu, SM City Consolacion, Gaisano Grand Mall Toledo, Gaisano Grand Mall Carcar, Super Metro Mambaling, Metro Gaisano Colon, SM City Consolacion, Gaisano Grand Mall Liloan, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, SM Seaside City Cebu, and Super Metro Pajo.
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499 Pesos Lunch Buffet & 649 Pesos Dinner Buffet Promo at the Marriott Hotel Cebu City Garden Cafe

Savour your favourite meal of the day at the international sumptuous offering at the heart of the bustling Cebu Business Park. Cebu City Marriott Hotel's Garden Cafe prepares an International Lunch & Dinner Buffet for only 499 Pesos and 649 Pesos respectively for a limited time to residents or employees (including friends) working in Cebu Business Park; Cebu IT Park; BPO Employees in PH and February or March Birthday Celebrants. Promo is valid until March 31, 2017. Not in the list?, worry no more, just show this blog feature to the waiters or receptionist and avail the special rate!

Cebu City Marriott Hotel Garden Cafe International Lunch Buffet features their soup counter, Salad bar, assorted cold cuts, assorted cheese station, Japanese station, Thai Curry station, Pasta station, Noodle and Stir-Fry Station, Main Course and side dish, hot dish counter, fresh meat and seafood grill station, bread section, dessert and fruit section and Halo-halo Station. The International Lunch Buffet opens 12 noon through 2:30PM Monday to Friday.

Cebu City Marriott Hotel Garden Cafe International Dinner Buffet "Flavors of Asia" is also highly recommended starting 6PM through 10:30 PM from Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays. Friday nights are for the freshest catch at "Friday Night Seafood Buffet" with a spread-out of seafood shrimps, crabs, fish and rock lobsters. Saturday Nights are for the prime Rib Buffet for the carnivores.

The Great Room Lobby Bar and Pool Bar also offers food and beverage 20 percent discount on total bill from 6AM through 11 PM everyday until March 31, 2017.

To qualify, at least one Identification for the entire group is needed to get the promo rate.

For reservations, you may Call Cebu City Marriott Hotel at (032) 411-5800 but Walk-Ins are also welcome.

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John Michael's Traveller's Restobar Restaurant Cafe and Bar J. Centre Mall Mandaue

A new place to drink, dine and relax. John Michael's Traveller's Restobar Restaurant | Cafe | Bar is the newest addition to J Centre Mall Veranda as it opens to the Cebuanos serving meals, drinks and offering entertainment. The Restobar is strategically located near Bureau of Immigration at J Centre Mall in Mandaue City and offers every traveller's needs.

John Michael's Restobar's offers Western Food and anything palatable such as stakes. Their wine collection is also specifically chosen to wow customers and patrons.

The interior is also taken care of to accommodate visitors need for leisure and relaxation.

The bar is always ready with trained baristas to prepare your orders.

Entertainment comes handy as John Michael's Restobar will stage performances playing your favourite notes and a pocket library where you can grab a read at your preference.

If you happen to dropped by J Centre Mall in Mandaue City or paying a visit at the Bureau of Immigration, you can easily find a nice place to eat, drink and relax while having good time with friends.
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American-Italian restaurant' ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante opens in SM City Cebu

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante is an American-Italian restaurant offering Americanized flavors of Italian favorites like pizza and pasta recently open its ristorante to Cebuanos located in Lower ground floor SM City Cebu.

Born in New Jersey almost two decades ago, ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante SM City Cebu is the seventh branch and first in the Vismin area.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante Cebu will be particular about quality and richness of ingredients in all of its offerings to value the trust of their Cebuano customers.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante is looking forward to add more branches soon as part of their expansion plans for Visayas-Mindanao.

ä Veneto Pizzeria Ristorante Cebu Co Owners (L-R) Katherine Neave, Ellen Go and Mary Ann Benedicto of Diamond Tom Venture Inc.
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