Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A Reunion in Cebu

I just arrived from Cebu City, the supposed Queen City of the South and the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines. The history books would say that the first Catholic mass was held in Cebu in 1521 (gosh, I hope I got that right), marking the beginning of more than 300 years of Spanish colonization of Las Islas Filipinas.

Cebu is also remarkable for its passion for religion. Its most venerated icon is the Santo Nino, or the Holy Child Jesus.

Meanwhile, as the trading hub of central Philippines, Cebu has one of the most vibrant economies in the country and has recently established itself as a destination for investors in the BPO industry.

Cebu thus straddles between tradition, history, and modernity, which I got to experience during my short visit to the city last weekend.


The primary reason of my visit to Cebu is to see my brother, who has been working there for the past three years. I also met my cousin Iris, who is getting married next week. Also, it happened that I have a cousin visiting from Orlando and an aunt from Chicago. So it became a reunion of sorts.


I also met a couple of BFFs, like uber best friends from high school, Nikki and Janice.


Suffice to say that I had a wonderful time in Cebu, all two days of it. More pictures on my Facebook page.

And now I'm back in Surigao for another couple of days before I head to Manila.

12 comments:

burrito said...

may potential si brother! chos!

BB said...

:) nice pictures!! would love to visit cebu! someone told me they have the best-looking guys in the archipelago there....is it true???:P

bkk misses you!:)

by the way, I want to eat pork now!

fuchsiaboy said...

cute ang brother mo ha.

sino ang mas matanda sa inyo?

jericho said...

waah. naisip ko na naman na i've never been to cebu.. or davao ... or ilocos ... or anywhere in the philippines aside from manila and my home province. tse!

Lyka Bergen said...

lecheng burrito to!

Yj said...

oo ngah... cutie si bro.... hahahaha

ganda ng mga pics ha....

The Islander said...

love the pic of the guitar. ayala looks like not in the philippines.

Goring Chareon vda Hirohito said...

love ko na si brother ;) pwede tayong mag hipag mabait naman akong kaibigan d ba?

kiko said...

mega research, nice blog. i will visit cebu one time, for now, my imagination is enough.

kiel estrella said...

the other night, si ate maganda. and now si kuya - yummy! pero ikaw pa rin ang panalo dahil ikaw ang pinaka-fierce! chos.

kiel estrella said...

the other night, si ate maganda. and now si kuya - yummy! pero ikaw pa rin ang panalo dahil ikaw ang pinaka-fierce! chos.

joelmcvie said...

It was great to finally be in Bed with you. ;-)

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