Saturday, April 19, 2014

VIRAL: Let It Go (Frozen OST) Cover by Filipino Artists Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong

Youtube sensations Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and James Walter Bucong, who were both featured on The Ellen Degeneres Show, are back with their beautiful rendetion of Frozen's Let It Go (originally performed by Idina Mendez / Demi Lovato).  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Celebrities and Their Holy Week Getaways

We stalked different celebrities and their Instagram accounts to check what are they up to this Holy Week. Here's a compilation of their various travel escapades...

Kim Chiu is in the United States...

and apparently Xian Lim is also with him.

First Case of MERS Coronavirus Reported in the Philippines

The first case of the MERS Coronavirus has already been reported yesterday in the Philippines after a Filipino OFW male nurse returned to Manila the other day from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

Based on the reports (including Inquirer's), the nurse has been exposed to the virus after attending to another Filipino victim of MERS who eventually died in the UAE. The OFW is now under strict medical observation by the Philippine Department of Health after the laboratory tests showed that he is positive from the virus. He is quarantined together with his family who fetched him from his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). All of them don't show any symptoms of the virus (which may include fever, cough, and muscle pain) but the family will still be quarantined for the next week or so, to contain any possible spread of the virus.

You may be wondering, what really is MERS Coronavirus?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

VIRAL: Super Selfie Starring Gab Valenciano, Sam Concepcion and The Manoeuvres

Gab Valenciano has hit it again with another Super Selfie video making waves online. Months back, while in the US, Gab became a Youtube sensation as he uploaded quick dancing videos a.k.a. Super Selfies with one including his dad Gary V. In this latest installment, Gab is joined by Kapamilya performer Sam Concepcion and the 90s dance group sensation The Manoeuvres.

WATCH the viral video here:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dining Guide: 14 Must-Try Restaurants in Cebu

By P (Your Ultimate Randomista Travel Buddy!)

A trip to Cebu is a like an journey to a Philippine culinary melting pot, and my last adventure there a week ago was just like that: non-stop chibugan all the way from brekkie till supper! I am a foodie at heart and traveling for me requires dedication and commitment in finding the best gastronomical discoveries in each locality I visit.

Unlike Manila, I've noticed that there are lesser competition from international F&B brands here, hence more room to develop a unique flavor and creativity among local restauranteurs and food lovers. What I also remembered seeing is the influx of boutique and art-inspired cafes and dessert houses in all corners of the city which makes me stop and think: dayum, if only I had the luxury of time to try out all of these!

When it comes to dining options, I suggest that you SHOULD NOT only confine yourselves with what the restaurants in big malls like Ayala Center and SM City Cebu offer. Yes, the world-famous local lechon (suckling pig), CnT, can also be bought inside the foodcourt of a mall which might prove to be very convenient for many–hence no more reason to go out, drive around town, and seek what's new in the area–but it's also good to try out a mix of non-conventional restos together with the already tried-and-tested food outlets in your next trip to discover what the taste of the real Cebu is.

With the help of my Cebuano friends, here are 14 well-loved dining spots in Cebu City which I have personally tried and have given my two thumbs-up.



Photos from Facebook

No one should dare to leave Cebu without eating a plate of lechon! This tasty piece of roasted pig can be found almost anywhere, but they don't necessarily taste the same. Of all those that I've tried, Zubuchon is probably the best one out there. It's not as greasy as the ones you can eat in the street markets of Carcar and yet it's crunchier than the typical crowd-favorite CnT.

As they probably have the most appealing ambiance for a lechon dining spot, eating inside their restaurants has always been an inviting and enjoyable experience. Not a fan of lechons? Well, you do have the option to order other dishes in their menu–from adobo, sizzling bangus, chili shrimps, to sisigs. (Branches: 2651 Villalon Drive Capitol Site; Escario Central; Lobby of Island Stays Hotel; Pre-departure area of Mactan Domestic Airport; Talamban Rosedale Bldg.; The Walk IT Park; +632-2365264;

Saturday, April 12, 2014

FULL Trailer: Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana in So It's You

"Vincent" and "Lally" are back! Stars of the hit TV series My Husband's Lover, Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana, topbill Regal Films' 50th anniversary offering, So It's You. With them in this romantic comedy film is Kapamilya actor JC De Vera.

The film is set to hit cinemas on May 7.

WATCH the full trailer here courtesy of Regal Films:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

JUST IN: KathNiel Stickers Launched on KakaoTalk Philippines

KathNiel fans can now express their feelings with Kathryn and Daniel via the latest sets of stickers from KakaoTalk Philippines. Download the app now.  (Photo courtesy of KakaoTalk)

Preview the KathNiel stickers here: