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UNIQLO Opens 1st Store in Mindanao at SM Lanang Premier Davao

After the long wait, UNIQLO fans here in Davao City and the whole of Mindanao can now shop at their favorite store as UNIQLO opened its doors in SM Lanang Premier yesterday, May 26. And that's not it, another store is set to open in SM City Annex at Quimpo Boulevard Davao City on June 2.

As for me, I was happy to be part of  the exclusive media tour and VIP event a couple of days before the opening. It was graced by no less than Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines, the mother company of Uniqlo.

UNIQLO's COO Katsumi Kubota, giving the welcome remarks during the media launch


Say It With Succulents!

Thank you Trust Home Depot and Botanophilic Davao for my very first succulent!

Yesterday, i had a great chance to get into the world of succulents together with my mommy blogger friends. We were invited to A Mother's Day Pop Up Shop called "Say it With Succulents" hosted by Trust Home Depot and Botanophilic Davao. This runs from May 8 until. May 14.

Us mommies were on for a fun-filled, educational mini-workshop where we learned tips and tricks in growing/propagating succulents. Ms. Ching of Botanophilic Davao taught us some do's and don'ts to keep these plants healthy. I can say that it is pretty simple and not that demanding in terms of caring for succulents. 

(Hmmm, I shall see in a few days and observe the succulent which was given to me at the event, lol)


Ystilo Salon Davao's Grand Inauguration

Ystilo Salon Davao branch had a grand inauguration last Sunday May 7, at the 3rd level, Expansion Wing of the Abreeza Mall. As the highlight of the event, its owners, the Magdayao sisters led by actresses Vina Morales and Shaina Magdayao were there to grace the occasion. It was also attended by Davao City Councilors Cherry Bonguyan and January Duterte. 

Shaina Magdayao, Councilors Cherry Bonguyan & January Duterte and Vina Morales during the blessing 


Sugbo Mercado: The Ultimate Weekend Food Destination in Cebu

it was an Acoustic Night that night

If you happen to be in Cebu City on a weekend,  Sugbo Mercado is definitely a must-go place to satisfy the foodie in you. Located at the Garden Bloc in Cebu IT Park in Apas, Sugbo Mercado presents diverse culinary dishes featuring a fusion of local and international food cuisine and beverages.  

As part of our Cebu Familiarization tour sponsored by Air Asia and in part by Cebu City Tourism Office, we went there last Saturday night to fill our tummies after a long day walking along the historical streets of Cebu.  And yes, Sugbo Mercado was oozing with lively market vibe and was teeming with people when we came.

As a backgrounder, it opens only during the weekends: Friday-Sunday at 5pm till 11pm.  It also has other branches in Cebu Business Park and in South Road Properties (SRP).


Cebu City Familiarization Tour Day 1: Heritage Tour

I had a fantastic time last week when Air Asia launched its inaugural flights to new summer destinations from Davao to Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Caticlan and Clark.  I was blessed to be part of the group of  bloggers, vloggers, and journalists  who went to Cebu for a 3-day Familiarization Tour! Yes three whole days to explore the beauty of the queen city of the south that is Cebu.

Although I have been to Cebu a few times, I have not experienced a planned trip with extensive itineraries that would take us to historical and gastronomical places in this part of the Philippines.

Welcome to Cebu!!!

On our first day, after we landed at Mactan Airport, and after the inaugural ceremonies of the maiden flights. Galleon San Pedro Tours led by the seasoned guide Ka Bino Guerrero took us to a Heritage Tour to Cebu City's popular historical sites. 

Our first stop? The  Magellan's Cross along Magallanes St fronting the City Hall. It is the famous Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on 15 March 1521. It is very near the Basilica del Santo Nino