Friday, December 28, 2012

Pitstop: RED BOX Karaoke

My first Christmas with this group of intellectuals and creatives had been awesome. But the venue really added to our delight and excitement because all of us wanted a different karaoke and Red Box, Ayala Cebu Terraces was just perfect.

The rooms are expensive. (See their rates below) But since we just needed a place to stay for our manita-manito and a place to sing our hearts out, it was I guess, worth the price.


399 per person, 12nn-3pm
Includes room, eat all you can Buffet and
1 free drink for 3 hours.

499 per person, 7pm-12mn
Includes room and 2 drinks for 5 hours.
Additional 199 per person for the Eat all you can dinner buffet.
Buffet served from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Available from Sunday to Thursday

299 per person
Includes room and 2 free drinks for 4 hours
200 per person
Includes room and 2 free drinks for 3 hours.

Rooms are of varied sizes depending on the number of occupants. More expensive rooms even have billiard tables. We chose the cheaper one since we still have to spend for our food afterwards. By the way, they have a corkage fee for snacks not bought from their canteen.

Structure Plan of Red box Cebu branch 
Photo from :

What I find pretty good here is the fact that they serve until midnight, so you can stay overtime - if your group wants to. Just be sure you can pay for the accommodation though. Teehee :)
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Cebu Ayala Terraces


- Clean and safe 
- Can accommodate a number of occupants
- Just inside a mall


- expensive
- The usual karaoke setting
- corkage fee x(

Friday, June 1, 2012


I have to say, my friends and I are good in making instant arrangements and sudden road trips. That I realize after we headed to San Pedro Calungsod Chapel on the first day of the month of June, just because we feel like going somewhere.

So the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod is the first structure in the SM Cebu Seaside Complex, still under construction to this day. The Chapel was a donation from Henry Sy, Sr. and Felicidad Sy, owners of SM malls in the country, to the Archdiocese of Cebu, as a dedication to San Pedro Calungsod - the first Visayan saint.

There are exactly a hundred walls built in different heights, representing the faithful. Inside are children prayer rooms, an adoration chapel, prayer niches, the sacristy, and baptisteries at opposite sides. 

If you plan to attend mass in the Chapel, you may refer to this mass schedule from:

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Anticipated Mass
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


PUJs can't take you to the chapel. If you don't own a car, you'll have to ask someone to drive you there, or get a cab or make arrangements with a tricycle/motorcycle driver.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Summer Lovin' ♥ TEA

Halo-halo is a thing of the past because milk teas have now become the ideal thirst quenchers for the hot summer-days! Now, let me give you an idea where to find one of Cebu's best milk teas.

Heart Tea Milk Tea, one of Cebu's pioneering milk tea shops, was opened in 2012 by the Oliva family who were driven by the idea of giving the Cebuanos yet another alternative drink which is not only delicious and healthy but also affordable. 

By delicious I mean tea-based drinks that would keep you sippin' to the very last drop. And by affordable, I mean one bottle of Heart Tea milk tea would only cost 45Php to 70Php while fruit-flavored teas are priced from 50Php to 65Php excluding add-ons like tapioca, Konjac, basil seeds and popping pearl at Php10 to Php15.

With now branches in Cebu Doctors University, Southwestern University, Convergys Banawa and I.T Park, Mr. Frank Oliva, Managing Partner of Heart Tea, shared that he personally picked their milk teas in Taiwan to suit with the Cebuano taste.

Mr. Oliva also promoted their two new flavors for summer 2013 - the Chocolate cookie crumble and Vanilla peppermint milk tea which are priced from 55php to 70php for regular and large bottles, respectively. These flavors will be available until August of this year.

I asked Mr. Oliva if there is a chance for Heart Tea to be more of 'cafe-like' but he said that it is not their goal to become like those tea houses where customers could sit in and chill out.

Heart Tea will be serving pastries any time this year, said Mr. Oliva. He also shared to us that he is still waiting for Robinson cybergate's permission allowing them to put up a stall inside the said mall. Their 5th branch in the city would also be launched this year outside the University of San Carlos Talamban Campus, along with the other franchising branches in the Visayas.

Mr. Oliva let us try some of their best milk teas and we all agreed that they are just so delicious and worth the price! You could really taste the black tea and the milk combined together producing a distinct taste you surely haven't tried before.

As of this time, Heart Tea's milk teas can be delivered within I.T park only.

Heart Tea Milk Tea updates can be found here:
Twitter @WeHeartTea