Celebrate one great Cebu; Celebrate one great Cebu Bloggers Society!

Let me write something very personal. My favorite number is 14. But I won’t say fourteen; I say katorse!

So katorse sounds good, and excites many (not just the Goryo’s). If I sprinkle it by whispering, Pebrero katorse with my Katorse, would you love to turn sweet?

But I’ve been there, so I’ll go to more exciting (titillating sounds indecent, so I won’t use it but love to) event. Pebrero katorse. It’s the second founding anniversary of Cebu Bloggers Society!

We call it, CBS @2: The Cebu Bloggers Society 2nd Anniversary! Yes, Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS) was founded Pebrero katorse!

Was it a coincidence? Or the forces of love conspired to inspired Mark Monta to plant the seeds of Cebu Bloggers Society on the date the lovers celebrate.

It was Pebrero katorse, 2008. I can’t forget that.

I just wonder why Mark hadn’t thought of Cebu Bloggers Alliance or Cebu Bloggers Association? Well, lets just say, it was fate that Cebu Bloggers Society was conceived.

Now, I am saying, it is the bond of love of blogging, and of Cebu that best answer why Cebu Bloggers Society was born Pebrero katorse.

As CBS member, one thing I’m proud most is the commitment of each member to blog responsibly and to take part on making one great Cebu!

Blogger ko bai! So here I am, blogging Cebu Bloggers. Leaping forward: CBS @14? in the future? of course, i-blog nako na bai!

So on Pebrero katorse,CBS members will meet (but I love to use converge) to celebrate CBS @2 at the Celebration Hall of SM Storyland, Lower Ground Floor, SM City Cebu.

Of course,  there are institutions, enterprise, and individuals who celebrate with us. And I would like (of course CBS say this, too) to thank SM City Cebu, SM City Cebu Foodcourt, SM Storyland, Golden Bowl, King Wah Chinese Cuisine, Mama Gie, Jobsdb.com, 88db.com, Balamban Liempo.

And also to Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, http://www.batangyagit.com, and http://www.jehzlau-concepts.com.

Happy anniversary, Cebu Bloggers Society!

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A must on Sinulog 2010: SM City Cebu Pyrofest 2

The country’s grandest festival is never complete without the most-anticipated fireworks display. One of my most anticipated activity on Sinulog 2010 is the Sinulog Pyrofest 2 on January 16, 2010 (Saturday, at 8:00 PM), fronting SM City Cebu Northwing.

Here’s the teaser of 2nd Sinulog Pyrofest at SM City Cebu from YouTube.

See you there!

A good place to eat, meet, and share

We never run out of topics on politics. And the quest to find good place to fire up political views continues. We hear moderate but heated arguments (read as exchanges of views) in cozy coffee shops but seldom in mall’s foodcourt.

But wait, SM foodcourt is becoming a favorite hotspot of bloggers meeting with bloggers to savor a wide-variety of great tasting food and talk about palatable topics while Plurking, Blogging, and Facebooking. SM City Cebu has mall-wide free wi-fi. So we won’t get disconnected to WWW while sitting and eating.

Not just bloggers but lovers, family, friends, new acquiantancies and politicos and their allies.

Isn’t it interesting?

SM City Cebu Foodcourt offers more than foods. It becomes a place of convergence of people and interest.

On November 30, SM City Cebu invited Cebu bloggers for the Asia-in-a-Basket Food Blogger’s meet. The activity showcased the the wide-variety of foods SM City Cebu foodcourt is offering. Fellow members of Cebu Blogger’s Society did food reviews. And it pays to read their posts.

Clarence of Everything UbeC mentions on this blog about great food and excellent service at the foodcourt. Rabsin described the food as inevitable to be eaten. He got some pictures in his blog, too. Checkout also Mark’s blog because he enumerated the different food outlets at the foodcourt and included brief description of what they can offer. See also Miong’s great photos.

Food, places, and politics are the perfect team. History can attest that. Some of our Katipunero’s discussed and planned about revolution while drinking kapeng barako ang eating suman. Of course, ours will be different. We are not planning a revolution. Have you heard a group of men who sipped coffee in Mandaue and after a while stood up support a national candidate for 2010 elections?

The next time you shop and suddenly got a call from ally reporting about political disaster, don’t drop yourself. Invite your ally to eat then drink fresh refreshments before allowing him to talk about disaster. Later, you’ll be surprised because you will end up talking about children instead.