Thursday, July 12, 2012

Funny that I have been featuring more of our beaches here and I am neglecting the solid grounds.  I would like to rectify the little omission.

Let us visit first the seat of government in the Province of Cebu.  We call it Cebu Provincial Capitol.  It is point zero to any places.  Situated in Capitol Site, Cebu City, Cebu.  It also houses in its foregrounds the Hall of Justice.

My other part-time job is located in this vicinity.  It is quite a novelty for me to walk along the avenue which is now being face-lifted.  It has the ambiance of a Paris cobble stone walks.  There are a handful of cafes lining it. 

Right at center point of the Capitol Building, stands erect and tall, the flagpole which also is the base of the kilo metric point 0.  When you stand right behind it, you get a perfect vantage point for the center island dividing the lanes.  At the base of the walkway or square fronting the building steps down into the T diverging the avenue.

The cathedral of Narra Trees standing in rows at both sides is a romantic setting in itself.  Climbers that are deliberately planted to produce thread-like vines, serves as natural blinds shielding the avenue of the torrid sun of our orient land.  In the evenings when the vintage lamp posts shines their soft lighting, it transforms the whole place into a romantic lover's lane.

Those thin vines dropping down from branches gives one an eerie feeling.  It is as though I am walking in a misty England woods (to my imagination), with mystery luring ahead.

When you are looking out from the Capitol Building,  you are confronted with the avenue I was talking about (see the picture above).

Farther ahead you will see the tallest hotel jotting out of the centuries old leafy denizens.  This is the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers.  It boasts of peering over the whole city and the neighboring Mactan Island.  The amenities and attractions are pined for by locals and visitors.  It's got the famous edge coaster which moves around the topmost edge, a ride of your life-time.  It is scary for the height phobic but many have conquered it.  Then there is the sky-walk.  It is actually a walk over a glass overhang where you can see the height all the way down.  Don't fear, you are gonna be attached to contraptions and they are sturdy.

There pool also is something to reckon at.  You would feel like spilling over the wall.  Anyway, all these are for the upper class too.  People like me boats about it through tales and other people's experience.  My brother have been there but I wasn't up to it.

To be continued.......



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 After the party of last night, July 7, 2011, the whole cast (except for the work colleagues) went to the beach the next day (07/08/2012).

Despite the staggered rest, the whole clan was so excited to continue Auntie Selena's 80th celebration.  This is her wish to, see almost everyone, before she returns to California.  She thinks she might not see us again.



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Auntie Selena celebrated her 80th summer with the whole clan last July 7, 2012 in one of the Hotels in Cebu City.

It was such an awesome party, attended by all of her sisters, cousins, nieces & nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, friends and previous work colleagues.

In this picture she is dancing with her eldest son and soon taken over by the three other brothers, then some of the grandchildren.