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At approximately 2AM on Saturday (GMT +8:00), the world will supposedly end. Whether it is or isn’t factual, you’ve probably received your Christmas bonus and it’s high time you splurge on yourself and the people you love. Go out with a bang with the city’s hottest spots and their priciest instruments of inebriation.

At approximately 2AM on Saturday (GMT +8:00), the world will supposedly end. Whether it is or isn’t factual, you’ve probably received your Christmas bonus and it’s high time you splurge on yourself and the people you love. Go out with a bang with the city’s hottest spots and their priciest instruments of inebriation.

Elit by Stolichnaya from GILT

Stoli Elit is a noticeably smoother version of the original clear vodka produced by Stolichnaya. Its luxurious taste is perfect for the vodka connoisseur who enjoys sipping it well chilled or mixes it in “transparent” cocktails like the vodka martini.

Price: Php 7,500.00

GILT, Crossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 416 2342

The Balvenie Doublewood, single Malt scotch Whiskey from SCRAPYARD

A 12-year old single malt that gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods, a traditional oak whisky cask and a Spanish oak sherry cask, with a complex spicy flavor which isn’t typical of most Scotches.

Price: Php 8,200.00

SCRAPYARD, The Henry, Paseo Saturnino, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 520 8877

Johnnie Walker Blue Label from THE DISTILLERY

Enjoyed by the successful elite, representing high achievement and personal progress, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an icon of prestige. It’s heavy texture and powerfully delightful burnt oak aroma lingers producing an anesthetically pleasing feeling close to that of euphoria.

Price: Php 9,000.00

The Distillery CebuCrossroads Mall, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 266 9064

Dom Peringon from THE PENTHOUSE

Live the high life in Hamptons’ spirit with a couple of bottles of Dom. Medium- bodied, subtle, and complex, the style of Champagne Dom Pérignon is marked by elegance, finesse, and perfect balance.

Price: Php 15,000.00

Penthouse, 3/f, CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532 @penthouse_cebu

Opus one from TINDERBOX

The American royal of wine can be found in some of the world’s best restaurants and sometimes referred to as the Californian interpretation of a fine Bordeaux, deserving the accolade of ‘world class’.

Price: Php 21,570.00

Tinderbox, Archbishop Reyes Ave. Cor. Bauhinia Drive, Banilad, Cebu City, (032) 234 1682

450cl Grey Goose Cradled Bottle from THE LOFT: GREY GOOSE LOUNGE

Big news deserves a bigger bottle, 4.5L of the world’s number-one rated vodka to be exact. Since the spirit possesses any mixer, you’ll never run out of things to drink. Price:

Php 30,000.00

The Loft, 2/f CJRS Point, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, (032) 238 0532, @theloftcebu

AsomBroso Vintage 11 year Aged Añejo Tequila from MAYA TAQUERIA AND TEQUILA BAR

With most tequila aged between a year and five, get smashed smashingly with the first and only 11-year añejo tequila to be sold in the world. Its golden hue and warming taste to the throat with an agave hint is harmoniously in sync with the initial amorous odors of butterscotch and caramel, and further along of honey and oak and a bit of cinnamon. If you get tipsy enough, you’ll forget about the price tag.

Price: Php 8,900.00/SHOT

MAYA Taqueria and Tequila Bar, Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City (032) 238 9552 | @mayacebu

If the Earth is still in tact tomorrow morning, pick out your best white ensembles for the evening.

  • photography JOSEPH ONG
  • styling SHARI QUIMBO

Originally published in the Zee Directory’s October 2012 Issue. Find the latest issue here.


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Cycling has been a growing sport and hobby for many years but it’s popularity has erupted since the Covid pandemic.  People biking to work and for recreation is an everyday sight in Cebu.  More and more are joining the ride.  Many are quite serious about cycling.  I know three ladies who are among those who’ve gone long distances across Cebu.

How did you get into serious cycling?  What was your motivation?

Blinky de Leon.  Event Host, Product Endorser & Influencer

“ I’ve been into cycling since I was a kid. A little backstory, I was around 10 years old when my dad surprised me with my first custom-made mountain bike. I still keep it until now, in fact I had it refurbished. It’s the most sentimental thing I ever received since it was his way/gesture to catch up with me after not seeing each other for almost 6 yrs. My dad is based in Germany and he also loves cycling and makes his own bamboo bike.”


“Just a year ago though, my friend Gazini randomly, out of nowhere, picked me up from home to bike with her to the South of Cebu. I felt really excited and motivated to get back on track because it’s very nostalgic and brings back so many great memories. And since then, the rest was history. We’ve been joining different groups, tried different routes and conquered different heights. I’ve met so many cyclists with very inspiring stories in the bike community who kept me feeling motivated too. I also look forward to the sights and the adventure that comes along with it.”


Yumz Mariot. Branding & Marketing Consultant

“I used to bike along with rock and wall climbing. I am lousy with ballgames which is why. Our usual route were Talamban and Mactan but one time, managed to ship gears all the way to Dumaguete for a quick ride to Valencia, the next town located at a higher elevation. Those were days when I did it for fun and what bike I was using did not matter.”

“Fast forward to 2021, a year after the pandemic lockdown began, I realized I have been lazy to do any fitness routine. Too caught up on juggling between house chores and Work from Home deliverables (I work as a Branding and Marketing Consultant), I started to feel my body needs to move as much as my brain does. A hysical fitness routine is as important as what I eat, or what I read or watch. So I decided to invest on a decent MTB, just very recently and got myself a much necessary restart. What motivates me even more is the area where I currently reside at. It is vast, fresh, green and safe for solo bikers like me.”


Prime Sarino. Digital Media Creative

“I started biking as a young teenager and I got the idea to start it as an adult hobby 3 years ago. I was already into running and I thought it would be great to venture into another outdoor activity to keep me occupied after work hours and weekends. I was set to travel for a year so I had to put aside the idea first but came pandemic. We were all forced to stay put and everything was put on hold. Cycling became my diversion. My cyclists friends invited me to quick and short rides. I enjoyed my first 50km ride and the sceneries and routes most of all. It also helped channel a positive mindset during the hard hit season of the pandemic. Not to mention it’s also another way to stay fit when we were forced into inactivity during the quarantine.”

Next in Part 2, we ask the ladies about their cycling experiences and memorable moments…

by: Zen

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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 3

Our selection of Netflix Originals for August Part 3.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Coming to Netflix: August 23


Netflix’s The Witcher series gets an anime prequel film focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir. While we’re still waiting for the second season of the series, we’re sure this film will be more than enough to tide us over.


He’s All That

Coming to Netflix: August 27


From the director of Mean Girls comes another teen comedy starring TikTok star Addison Rae. He’s All That is a remake of the 1999 film She’s All That, proving Taylor Swift right in her theory of the 90’s coming back stronger than ever.


Sparking Joy

Coming to Netflix: August 31


We all remember when Marie Kondo helped us declutter our houses and better our lives with her hit show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. This August, she’s back with another show called Sparking Joy which follows her helping people struggling to balance work and home life.



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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 2

Exciting Netflix Original Releases for this August 2021
Here’s the upcoming Netflix Originals we like for mid-August.  Great fun, exciting, and binge-worthy Netflix original releases.

Sweet Girl

Coming to Netflix: August 20

This is another Netflix action thriller film we’re excited for. This film stars Jason Momoa as a devastated husband determined to avenge his wife’s death while protecting his daughter and is sure to put us on the edges of our seats the whole way through.


The Chair

Coming to Netflix: August 20

Sandra Oh stars in this upcoming comedy-drama miniseries as the new chair of the English department at a major university, struggling to meet the demands and expectations of her new position. We’re sure this is another great binge-watch from Netflix.


The Loud House Movie

Coming to Netflix: August 20

The popular Nickelodeon animated series gets a film which features the characters of the series on a holiday trip to Scotland. This film is perfect if you’re a fan of the series or you’ve got kids who are.


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