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Mt. Khan Laon

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While we were cruising on the clouds going to Bacolod last year to celebrate Masskara I had an opportunity to capture this famous volcano here in Negros the Mt.Kanlaon. According to the legend the name of the mountain was named after a noble lord Laon. Laon has the ability to talk with the animals which also helped him slaughtered the 7 headed dragon. In gratitude the people named the mountain after him Khan Laon (khan means noble lord) and the volcano is the spirit of the dead dragon.

DidGeeKnow the first climber of the mountain recorded (though documents still under question) is Mr. Nicolas Loney a British businessman and Vice Consul in the Philippines year between 1855-1856.

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Krispy Kreme, The Mad for Monsters doughnuts

 

It was an exhausting Sunday triping after watching Pan in SM City Cebu. We headed to IT Park to experience this new treats from Krispy Kreme for this coming Halloween, The Mad for Monsters doughnuts!聽 馃榾

DidGeeKnow that Krispy Kreme started on July 13,1937 by Vernon Rudolph and on 2012 they celebrated their 500th international opening in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Get a chance to get one limited edition Halloween Sprinkles sweet-treat of The Mad for Monsters ( Fang, Bat, Mummy, Gummy Worms, Pumpkin, Frankie Halloween Sprinkles, and Scarecrow ) just present your Php500 worth (one time purchase or accumulated of Halloween items from October 15 to November 1) receipt from Toy Kingdom. Please note that this promo is not available to NAIA 3, NAIA 3 Fresh Shop, SM MOA Arena, and Carts).

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Lacoste the first designer logo

Lacoste’s signature crocodile was the first designer logo in history.

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Enjoy your weekend in Sugbo Mercado the weekend market in Cebu

Last Saturday before going to Eluminous electro and fome party I decided to stop over in IT Park Lahug to check out this weekend market called Sugbo Mercado. A little trivia for non-bisaya reader “Sugbo” means city or center of commerce in the native language of Cebu and now associated to Cebu City while “Mercado” is market in bisaya language.

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The market is open every Friday and Saturday 4PM to 2AM the next day and will be until March of next year. The weekend market offers food and fashion items from startup businesses.

One of the major sponsors of the weekend market is Food Panda.聽 Food Panda group is a global online food ordering marketplace and available in 40 countries and now through this first (if I’m not mistaken) weekend market in Cebu city they are launching their availability to serve the sugboanon. A very good news to all Cebuanos because with Food Panda your craving is just a click or tap away on your mobile devices and will be delivered to your doorstep.

What you can find in Sugbo Mercado are stalls of the ever famous Lech贸n Cebu, Barbecue stands, Sheldon’s Dessert Factory a Gelato stall that offers a gelato for only 65 pesos and you can choose of up to 3 flavors in your cone. Ice cream sandwich from Frostbite. DidGeeKnow ice cream sandwich in Singapore is called “potong” (pia ice cream in colloquial term) which consists of two wafers holding together a block of ice cream.
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A new start-up coffee stall Buns & Beard Coffee Co. brewing and introducing an international variety of coffee like Guatemala, Antigua, Ethiopia Sidamo and our very own Benguet Arabica for Php100 per cup. They also sell homemade cupcakes, brownies and cookies.

Another start-up that introduces a Japanese food: the Nikumaki. Nikumaki which means “wrapped meat”, this food appeared towards the end of 1990’s in the city of Miyazaki in Kyushu. The nikumaki version in Sugbo Mercado is a rice ball wrapped in pork and seasoned with their secret sauce then baked until crispy.
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Visit the Sugbo Mercado and checkout these new start-up businesses or have fun with the Food Panda bear and win a Gopro and other cool stuff from Sun Cellular, OLX and other sponsors.

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Tribya: Lech贸n is not just available in PH but to other Spanish-speaking countries

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Lech贸n is a popular food in the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, other Spanish-speaking nations in Latin America, and Spain.

The image above was the lechon from Matheos Lech贸n House in Talamban Cebu City(in front of the market). They are always open every weekend especially Sunday but what makes their lechon different among other lechon houses in Cebu? (though the lechons here in Cebu are the best in the country) I guess their lechon has this lutong-bahay taste and it’s juicy and meaty pork plus as what you can see in the picture you can see the obvious herbs used to make the lechon very delicious!

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