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Here’s your fortune for the Year of the Fire Rooster

Admit it: You want to know how 2017 will be for you. See your forecasts on career, health, finances and romance in this comprehensive list.

It’s only been a few days after Sinulog, yet the festive season in Cebu shows no signs of slowing down, as the city gears up for yet another one of its major celebrations of the year—Chinese New Year 2017. 

Besides all the traditions we know and love (Fireworks! Prosperity toss!), one thing we always tend to do around this time is to check on your forecasts for the year ahead. Find your animal sign in the list below, and see how 2017 will be for you in terms of career, health, finances, and romance.

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CNY-RatRAT

1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Carpe diem! Resourcefulness will give way to opportunities such as a promotion, although take caution: A hectic schedule will burn Rats out. Rats are also discouraged from taking out loans or gambling, but having a 2017 wedding will be good for them.

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CNY-OxOX

1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
2017 would be a good time to pursue a relationship or even get married, but be wary about dwelling on emotional weaknesses. Starting a business would also be good this year, as it’s the year you’ll bounce back to good finances.

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CNY-TigerTIGER

1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
There’ll be hardships this year, but overall 2017 seems promising. Chances in romance are strong, but now is not the time to take financial risks and buy things impulsively to avoid serious financial losses.

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CNY-RabbitRABBIT

1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
All the single rabbits, 2017 is your year to find the right one. When it comes to people though, not everything is smooth sailing. Exercise caution when dealing with people about finances, as relatives or friends borrowing money this year will not repay the debt.

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CNY-DragonDRAGON

1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Career will soar for Dragons this year. Your superiors will take notice of your abilities which will pay off, but it’s starting your own business that will bring the most luck to your wealth. Watch out, though: Health could pose a problem.

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MARCO POLO HOTELS

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With properties in the cities of Cebu, Davao, Manila, Beijing, Changzhou, Chengdu, Foshan, Jinjiang, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Wuhan and Hong Kong, it’s only fitting for Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels to have unbelievable offers in time for Chinese New Year.

From now until February 12, guests will enjoy extra benefits including breakfast for two and guaranteed early check-in and late check-out, as well as a 50% discount on a second room booking during the same booking period. Those staying more than three consecutive nights will also be automatically upgraded to the next room category. Click this link to avail of this promo.

MARCO POLO PLAZA CEBU
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills
6332. 253 1111 | Facebook

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CNY-SnakeSNAKE

1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Snakes will be extremely lucky in the romance department, however they are encouraged to take things slow. Conversely, it’s an unlucky year for Snakes wealth-wise, especially if you tend to spend beyond your means.

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CNY-HorseHORSE

1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
2017 will be quite challenging for Horses. Conflicts are on the horizon when it comes to romance, finances will suffer and health issues will arise, while bad luck with career can be avoided by staying in the same job.

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CNY-SheepSHEEP

1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
There will be an abundance of opportunities in careers and relationships. There’s a possible financial crisis on the rise, but keeping a tight budget will allow Sheeps to survive. Take it easy, though: Being stressed at work will affect your health.

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CNY-MonkeyMONKEY

1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Starting a family would be a great move for Monkeys in 2017, as personal relationships will have harmony, and income and work will be stable. This will be quite the busy year, so expect some minor health issues, but nothing that relaxing won’t help.

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RADISSON BLU CEBU

Assorted Dim Sum

Just in time for Chinese New Year, Radisson Blu Cebu recently introduced its new Chinese chef Steve Ang who will be preparing his signature dishes for Feria’s lunch and dinner buffets on January 28. 

Indulge in the extensive Chinese station featuring the traditional prosperity salmon salad Yee Sang, as well as specialties like the beef cube tenderloin in pepper sauce with garlic flakes and braised mushroom in crispy pork knuckle. These will be served alongside regular favorites such as dim sum and assorted seafood. 

Feria’s buffet on January 28 will be at PHP 980 net per person.

RADISSON BLU CEBU
S. Osmena Blvd. cor. Juan Luna Ave, North Reclamation
6332. 402 9900 | Facebook

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CNY-RoosterROOSTER

1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Roosters are going to be extremely moody this year, with an emotional crisis looming. It’s best to put off weddings until the next year. Also, plan out expenses carefully to avoid bad luck, and be careful to avoid accidents from motor vehicles and extreme sports.

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CNY-DogDOG

1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Dogs are in for a great financial breakthrough in 2017. They’ll also be lucky in relationships, but anxiety and depression might affect this significantly. Career-oriented dogs will see an increase in work responsibilities, but will also have significant work developments.

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CNY-PigBOAR

1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Romance is set to be challenging for boars, as is career – growth opportunities in the work place will be hard to come by. Boars will also be prone to physical weakness, and are advised to be extra-careful in making major financial decisions.

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illustrations Jean Lim

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Citizens of the World: CAMPAIGN 2KRAINE

Asmara Urban Resort and Lifestyle Village

Citizens of the World: CAMPAIGN 2KRAINE

By Eva Gullas

“We are all citizens of the world. What’s good for you, must be good for all. If you are lost, share a plate with a stranger… you will find who you are.”

-Jose Andres, renowned Spanish Chef and founder of World Central Kitchen

 

Chef José Andrés

Where there are humanitarian disasters, you will find the volunteers of World Central Kitchen.  In their midst will be local chefs, most of them inspired by its iconic founder, celebrity chef José Andrés. Founded in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in  2010, World Central Kitchen established its “chef network,” of global professional chefs. The vision was for a kind of “chefs without borders” program where volunteers would enact positive change by cooking using local knowledge and resources. Last year, they even came to the island of Siargao in response to an Instagram plea for help after typhoon Odette almost levelled this idyllic paradise. WCK sponsored 2 community kitchens for 2 months serving 250 to 500 meals per day in Siargao.

WCK at Siargao with volunteers, December 2021. (Photo courtesy of Ai-Ai Garcia)

Chef José Andrés was born in Spain where he honed his culinary skills at the eponymous El Bulli under Ferran Adria. By the time he moved to the US in 1991, he was well on his way to being part of the celebrity chefs, with his Bazaar restaurant at the then SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills a favorite hang-out for Hollywood stars. Michelin stars and James Beard awards followed closely. These days though, Jose Andres spends his time in kitchens all over the world while his top rated chain of restaurants in the US continue to thrive. There’s a Bazaar restaurant at Las Vegas and Miami, and if you happen to be in the area, check out their amazing servings – it’s worth the splurge especially since it is owned by this great humanitarian!

The Bazaar Restaurant in Miami

With the Ukraine invasion delivered to us in sharp details tru social media and TV, it’s hard to ignore. And so, it was a natural conversation to be able to do something about it even in a small way. On a full-moon evening a few days ago, joining us at a beachside home for dinner was Matthew Wood, the German singer guest of Miranda Konstantiniduo who is here for a few days to shoot his latest music video. Sated with a good meal by the sea, we idly discussed a fund raising event with Matthew. We have been so engrossed with local politics and a looming election in just 2 months, that it was refreshing to talk about something bigger than our small world. Butch Carungay, seated in front of me, took the idea to heart and by the following day, he had the graphics for the event, and a ready rolodex of possible donors for the silent auction. Getting on board the following night was Carlo Cordaro, who happily lent us the second level of Asmara Resort. To complement Matthew, Cebuana singer Doods Osmena also will belt out a few songs. An impressive list of items for the silent auction is being compiled by Butch, composed of overnight stays at top resorts, artworks and furniture pieces from named artists.  We will post a list on the day of event. 

German singer Matthew Wood

Asmara Urban Resort and Lifestyle Village

Ribbon designed by Butch Carungay for guests at the fund raising event

It is sponsored by Zee Publications Inc., in our first foray after having been dormant during the pandemic and typhoon Odette. Zee will soon be launching a new artsy printed magazine called Eatz Cebu! 

This Friday, March 25, at 6pm, we open the doors of Asmara Urban Resort (see map) for this fundraising where we hope you can join us by donating a minimum of $50 to the World Central Kitchen directly at https://wck.org/donate. It will be an evening of fun and fundraising, and entry is tru an email or digital receipt of your donation. 

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On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. By February 25, 2022, Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen (WCK) was on the ground serving free wholesome meals to those fleeing the violence. Chef Andrés and his volunteers have already served more than one million meals to Ukrainian refugees, from basements, train stations, and shelters. Still, cooking and distributing food in a war zone comes with unique challenges. “We began operations…over two weeks ago inside Lviv,” says Andrés. “The last two days we saw some missiles falling down. So, the western side of Ukraine, that actually was a safe haven for many Ukrainians leaving war, is already kind of feeling like the war is getting closer.” For Andrés, it’s a humanitarian necessity and a call he answers. “The least we can do at World Central Kitchen is be next to them – making sure they will be fed every day.”

SOURCE: MSNBC

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Take a Closer Look at the Stunning Couture Wedding Dresses of The Brides At Triton Fashion Show

photography by Ephraim Basbas

The wedding industry, together with twenty of Cebu’s leading as well as emerging fashion designers just made a glorious comeback in one magnificent fashion show, The Brides at Triton last March 12, 2022 at the Triton Grand Ballroom of the only 5-star premier resort & water park in the Philippines, Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu, in partnership with Danny Villarante, Emi Ayag and Cary Santiago.

Let’s take a closer look at the exquisite bridal couture dresses showcased at the fashion show:

Anthony Romoff

Anthony Romoff

Arnu Poe Camay

Arnu Poe Camay

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Cary Santiago

Dexter Alazas

Dexter Alazas

Dino Lloren

Dino Lloren

Edwin Alba

Edwin Alba

Edwin Ao

Edwin Ao

Edwin Ao

Hanz Coquilla

Hanz Coquilla

Harley Ruedas

Harley Ruedas

Jun Escario

Jun Escario

Marichu Tan

Marichu Tan

Mel Maria

Mel Maria

Mike Yapching

Mike Yapching

A tribute was made for Philip Rodriguez’ 40th year in the fashion industry

Philip Rodriguez

Philip Rodriguez

Philipp Tampus

Philipp Tampus

Protacio

Protacio

Rei Escario

Rei Escario

Ronald Enrico

Ronald Enrico

Valerie Alvez

Valerie Alvez

Wendell Quisido

Wendell Quisido

 

 

 

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Inside Scoops at Cebu Art Week 2021

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By Emcee Go

On a rainy evening last Thursday, the first ever The Visayas Art Fair opened with fanfare, attended by art collectors, political personalities headed by Governor Gwen Garcia and Mayor Mike Rama, and big a crowd of Cebuanos.  The well attended 4-day event at the Montebello Hotel was an initiative of the Cebu Design Week (CDW) Inc., in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, the Sacred Heart School for Boys Batch 1985 Foundation and the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation.

Ronald Ventura’s obra was the opening wall of the exhibit.

Celebrated artist Ronald Ventura at the Cuevas Retrospective.

A separate hall was created purposely to house art galleries from Cebu, Manila and Bacolod. Qube Gallery headlined with an impressive body of work by Cebuano artist Anton Quisumbing and Sio Montera.  Quisumbing, noted for his metallic sculpture of churches, showed his latest collection with flat renditions of his otherwise 3D works, a series of architecturally defined lines that evoke his many churches.  On one side of Qube was a booth with paintings done by UP Fine Arts students while on the other side stood a huge painting done by Bacolod-based Charlie Co, titled Lukbo (reportedly priced at 4M). Project Orange, the Bacolod based collective, was well represented, as well as from Manila, among them Metro Gallery where a Dino Gabito painting of a monotone drape was sold early on.  Brisk sales were done as art lovers mingled with a surge of curious crowd who were there mainly for their IG feeds.

A trio of masters (left to right): landscapes by Fernando Amorsolo, Martino Abellana and Romulo Galicano from a private collection

Across the hall beyond the main driveway, in the central lobby, quietly facing the food stall of Tinderbox and Chocolates, a display wall featuring a Fernando Amorsolo, Martino Abellana and Romulo Galicano stood unguarded behind a large canvas of Ronald Ventura. Collectively, these 4 painting would be the Mona Lisa of the exhibit.  The elusive Mr. Ventura famously sold an artwork titled “Party Animal” at Christie’s Live Auction in Hong Kong for a cool 120 million pesos recently.

Melo Esguerra, Laurie Boquiren, Qube Gallery’s Mariz Holopainen and Charlie Co against Charlie’s red clown painting.

Late in the afternoon, an open auction of art pieces was going on — with jaw dropping figures of several zeros casually being thrown around, including another Gabito canvas that allegedly banged for 2M. Looking at the auction list, one wag was prompted to comment — I don’t know any of these art collectors, all names with 2 or 3 letters!

Congressman Toff de Venecia, architect Buck Sia, Esperanza Garcia and Butch Carungay

Other activities were on hand. The finalists of Miss Cebu 2022 were presented during a fashion show that featured the locally woven hablon creations of Dexter Alazas.  Another fashion show by FIDA students got rained on and had to transfer indoors. Both were staged to perhaps attract the otherwise uninclined art audience, a laudable enough reason. Seen downing several goblets of celebratory Moët was CDW’s Butch Carungay, together with Congressman Toff de Venecia who was on hand to talk about his creative industry initiatives in Congress, and Isa Garcia, perhaps eyeing more artwork for her dad Winston Garcia’s old masters.

The last, and best attraction of the Cebu Art Fair, at least in the opinion of this magazine, was the impressive pavilion housing the Tito Cuevas retrospective.  The modernist Cebuano artist operated for many decades at his humble home near the Cebu Capitol. Cuevas passed away in 2012. This would be the first time his body of work is displayed, and the scope and breath of his genius is impressive, largely undiscovered except to his avid collectors. In this exhibit, 2 paintings of  self portrait was a fun and irreverent play of colors and multiple heads with different expressions, part of the artist collection now belonging to his family. The 36 x 36 canvases are currently priced at P990,000. A large part of the Cuevas exhibit is owned by art-lover Michael Dino and his wife Christine.  Dino has been buying the Cuevas for some time, and now his more than 20 artworks anchors this retrospective.  “This is his last work and remains unfinished”, Christine Dino explained when asked why the huge splash of orange and yellow canvas was in prominent position.

Noted art collector Michael Dino and wife Christine has been collecting Cuevas for a long time.

Michael Dino is in a unique position to pull off this feat.  As the Presidential Advisor in Cebu, he has at his disposal the many government agencies needed to help.  Add to that his genuine love of collecting art, and access to the city’s only estate hotel, Montebello. “It was a collective effort,” he answered when we congratulated him. “Have you seen the wall of our next project,” he further tells us.  This would be CICAD, the exciting new chapter of Michael Dino’s passion with art. But that would have to be another story.

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