Dessert Factory

I remember the last time I craved for sweets, so I knew what I had to do! I dragged my friend, Jamaica after a long discussion of where the good bake sweets are. We’ve come along with two options: Red Ribbon and Dessert Factory. When we’ve come to a decision, we picked Dessert Factory and made other plan in the future. So, here we go…

Jam & I

Jam & I

Coming inside Dessert Factory reminded me of Cirque Du Soleil, they have this circus themed playful interiors and their staff’s colourful circus like party hat really looks fun! (too bad I wasn’t able to take a picture though :P) And due to a lot of customers coming and getting their order, the staff were really a bunch of busy bees.

Finally, we’ve had

Mocha Ice Cream Cake, Black Forest & Ginamus Smoothie

Mocha Ice Cream Cake, Black Forest & Ginamus Smoothie

Overall, the treats were mouthwatering. The ice cream cake with marshmallows on top was too good! The black forest was also a classic. Though, I’m not quite sure of what exactly the smoothie name is but I’m pretty sure they’ve called it Ginamus, it’s an improvised Pinoy style smoothie with buko pandan, pina colada and sesame seeds.

Needless to say, I want more…

Ooh, pictures were taken from my instagram: alxiriv

Dessert Factory
3rd Level, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Cebu Business Park Cebu City
Contact No.: (032) 233 2351
Price Range: Php 200 – Php 600
Monday – Thursday: 10:00AM to 11:00PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00AM to 11:30PM
Sunday: 10:00AM to 11:00PM




Hash-tag #TheGameChangersPH, I just have been to an empowering, creative and unconventional convention this week, so far! Thanks to the efforts of the Office of Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Ateneo School of Government and the Kaya Natin! Movement for Ethical Leadership and Good Governance with invited speakers, Anna Oposa, Delfin Villafuerte, Noel Cabangon, Pepe Diokno and Dingdong Dantes.

The GameChangers Cebu Speakers (*Photo credit: Mona Yap, Ateneo School of Government, also

It was really overwhelming! Each one of us has the capacity and ability to do something big for our country without limits or any measurements.

Ms. Anna Oposa inspired us to save the Philippine seas and to care for our environment.

Mr. Delfin Villafuerte moved us with the purpose of why teach in the Philippines.

Mr. Noel Cabangon was charming enough to serenade with his composed OPM songs, ode to our country!

Mr. Pepe Diokno’s message of patronizing our own Philippine made movies, culture, artist and heritage was the very message I have been waiting for someone to frankly speak about so that hopefully, people will begin to see.

Mr. Dingdong Dante’s life story was perhaps very relatable and challenging, a good thing to be bothered about.

And on summary, this was a call to love and care for your own country, do and accomplish great things for the benefit of it. The call to the generation of youth, today’s future & hope and for the generations and generations to come.

Cebu Cultural Center
Gorordo Ave, Cebu 6000

French Film Festival 2013

Another Alliance Française de Cebu event, the 18th French Film Festival takes the big screens with Ayala Cinema 3 & 4 this July 5 & 6 with 5 of their exemplary french films. See here.

I was privileged enough to watch Cycling with Moliere (Alceste a Bicyclette) & Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble). But then, I was unfortunate not to take pictures of the setting because my phone’s battery died by the time I was there.

They were giving away leaflets for their organization information & for French cultural exchange.

the movie schedule

the movie schedule

Apologies again for the low quality photo. And oh, this event is free admission. Be sure to invite your friends who are interested because really, there are just a lot of seats in the cinema to fill in! I know I have my own country and I love it but for sure, diversity, a little bit of cultural exchange & liberal arts has never harmed anyone and I personally think that it helps widen out one’s perspectives & horizons that someday, it might help you to become the person that has so much to contribute or offer to the planet where were living while we still live.

Bisous. :*


Official National Youth Commission Volunteer

Kabataang Kusang-loob na Kumikilos para sa Kaunlaran ng Bansa.

My NYC Volunteer's Passport

My NYC Volunteer’s Passport

It’s official!!!!!!! I’m so happy. 😀 I finally did it. Sent an application earlier at the NYC Office to volunteer and be a part of their programs, seminars, events & a lot more that’s going to be probably about my own beloved country, Philippines, of course; socio economic state of the country (as awareness for the youth) & if possible, extending to South East Asian Nations and Japan.

So, why volunteer?

Funny enough, when I was on my way, I’ve met a handful of people at the BF Building, which is where NYC is located on the fifth floor. The usual Pinoy Bayanihan Spirit, I’ve encountered warm conversations from the moment I entered the building up to arriving to the 5th floor! See, that’s why i love the Pilipino spirit. 😉 But then, why volunteer? It’s because instead of just whining or complaining about what’s going on in our community, city, country, why don’t we do something about it? Or contribute little things that we can with what we have and with what we can do, to make our community, city and country a better place to live in? After all, what you sow is what you reap, right?

After that, I was so happy to get my Volunteer’s Passport. See, the moment you volunteer, its number of hours will be recorded and you are given this passport as your records for volunteering which serves as your points for later use, especially for their youth programs.

*NYC VP is not for sale &  no commercial purposes intended. Propriety is solely owned by the government. And I’m sorry for the low quality pictures.

National Youth Commission, Visayas
5/F B.F. Building,
N. Escario Street
Cebu City, Cebu

(032) 268 9531

Gentle Giants: Seeing The Whale Sharks Rollin’, the Filipino Style


This was last summer. Fun & worth watching the whale sharks! Also, off my bucket list. 😉 Undeniably, I would always wanna go back to have some chill time soon.


Oslob, Cebu City

Source: bakke


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Is It Just Me? Or…

I really would love to have the following buddies:

  • Travel Buddy
  • Cuisine Buddy
  • Party Buddy
  • Business Buddy
  • Beach Bum Buddy
  • Adventure Buddy
  • Sports Buddy
  • Vacation Buddy
  • Work Buddy
  • School Buddy
  • Girly Buddy
  • Shopping Buddy
  • Advocate Buddy
  • Roadster/Road Trip Buddy

Or just the “all-in-one” buddy? 😉

Happy Independence Day, Pilipinas!

Happy Independence Day, Pilipinas!

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhi ang Pilipinas!
Mabuhay ang mamamayang Pinoy! Mabuhi ang mga Pinoy!

photo is from copyright isn’t mine.

Sugbu Paintings

Nonetheless, this gallery shows the history of the Philippines in general, a timeline from the past to the present. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!


Cebu City Museum
(Rizal Museum and Library)
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City

Tel. No. 2554997
Fax No. 2541109