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Monday, August 29, 2011

Dong Juan Restaurant

On one rainy August night, the Rainmakers just came out from the launching of Azalea Place. We were driving towards Guadalupe looking for a nice place to have dinner. I was supposed to go to Moon Café but as I drove past it, I saw Dong Juan. Well, I got curios about what they offer.
The restaurant is relatively small. It is around 10 tables big. We decided on some good seats and ordered burger, pasta, pizza, and calamares.  We had fun and our food was served in a short time. 

 The presentation of the burger was cool.  The burger was on a plate half-open. It was served with sautéed mushrooms, chips, and catsup. The cheeseburger has lettuce, cucumber, pickle, and tomato. The patty was well cooked, thick, and juicy. If I go back there, I would order some burgers.

The All-Meat Pizza was just fine. The thin crust was crispy but it did not like its biscuity-texture. The size is good enough for four but you can definitely find better tasting pizzas in Cebu. In Dong Juan though, a pizza will be good item to our order for the group.

Calamares looked ok but what we had was overcooked a bit. It was a bit rubbery but the sauce was good.

I love the spicy ham pasta. I like the way it looked and tasted. I always love pasta with olive oil instead of sauce. The spicy ham is quiet good. 

The price was okay. It was not too expensive. I spent around 600 pesos for all four. The place was clean and the service was good.  If you want to know where it is? Dong Juan is in Emilio Osmena Street in Guadalupe. They also have a branch in Persimmon Plus in Mabolo.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bohol Sidetrip June 2011

2 months ago, Steph and I went to Bohol to accompany Mama Flor for the golden reunion of her high school class. We stayed in Bohol Tropics Resort. We had visited Auntie Alice and attended a birthday party. We also went to a Muro-ami beach resort and peeked and shopped at Bohol Bee Farm.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lookback: Mom Comes to Visit

Last November 2010, my mom decided to visit Cebu. Her last visit was on my wedding way back 2004. In this visit, she went to Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, and Bicol. I was with her in all places except Bicol. During her brief vacation, we went to places like Panglao, Chocolate Hills, San Juanico Bridge, and Ormoc. Here are some of the pics of her Philippine vacation.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Robinson Residences launches its first project in Cebu, the AZALEA PLACE

Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), the property arm of JG Summit Holdings, has divided its residential development division into four brands: Robinsons Luxuria, Robinsons Residences, Robinsons Communities, and Robinsons Homes. Three of the four brands already have projects in Cebu. Amisa for Robinsons Luxuria, Blue Coast Residences for Robinsons Communities, and Aspen Heights Subdivision for Robinsons Homes. Tomorrow, RLC will launch a new condominium project under Robinsons Communities. The project is called Azalea Place

The 25-story Asian-inspired Azalea Place condominium will be built in Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. It will be the first residential project of Robinsons in Cebu City. The location is just a few meters away from the University of the Philippines-Cebu Campus. The nice thing this location is that condo dwellers will be very near to major malls, business districts, hospitals, and schools. It also located along major transport routes therefore hard to commute going to and from Azalea Place.

Prospective buyers have an option of getting a studio, one-bedroom, or 2 bedroom units. Robinsons Residences also gives buyers an option to merge units. The floor plans of the condominium uses an alternating balcony design therefore can either choose to get units with balcony or not. Units sizes starts 24.9 square meters and price starts at 2 million pesos.

RLC is always known in the industry of having one of the most buyer-friendly payment terms. Azalea Place can be bought via a No spot down payment, zero interest scheme. In this scheme, the 25% down payment will be paid in 44 monthly interest free installments. The 75% balance will only be paid upon moving in (June 2015). The retention can either be paid in cash or loaned through our partner banks. One can own a studio unit for as low as $240 (Php 10,000) a month.

You may leave a comment if you need more information about the project or you can email me at  You can also check out: or RLC Cebu Projects for more updates.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tips: Where to eat in Ayala Center Cebu when you have a limited budget?

Ayala Center Cebu is one of the major malls in Cebu City. The impression of many is that Ayala caters more on the "richer" market segment. The Class A and B is indeed the market most shops in Ayala Center Cebu but it does not mean that you cannot enjoy malling when you are on a limited budget.

One of the major expense of malling is food. If you really want to be full, typically you might need to spend around 100 pesos per person on a meal.  There is actually a place in Ayala where you can spend less but get a filling lunch. It is called Mall Express Cafeteria.

The Cafeteria is located at the highest floor near Fitness First Cebu. It serves viands carenderia-style. A good meal could be less than 50 pesos ($1.20). Mall Express offers a lot choices from vegetables, meat, fish, pancit, and dessert. The last time I went there, I paid around 328 for a meal for 5 with drinks. Check it out!

With their prices, you will have more money for movies, clothes, or Time Zone. ;)

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