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Zuprome: 8th Cebu Best Blogs Awards Finalist

Cebu Best Blogs Awards 2015 recognized a neophyte blogger’s attempt at blogging! 
Now on its 8th year, Cebu Best Blogs Awards is an annual award giving body that has been recognizing outstanding blogs made by Cebuano bloggers since 2008. It aims to acknowledge the best Cebu blogs that are of high quality and at par with the international bloggers.

ZUPROME: Best Cebu Events/Entertainment Blog 2015 Finalist
Zuprome, my first serious blog after a dozen of childish attempts to make a noise in Cebu blogosphere, has been shortlisted to be a finalist in Best Cebu Events/Entertainment Blog 2015. It’s an honor to become a finalist in this category knowing that my co-finalists are already established bloggers!
This recognizes pushes me to strive harder to become a better blogger. I share the stage with the Cebu Blogging Community family who has been very supportive in my endeavor to level up my passion in blogging to another level.

Cebu Best Blogs Awards Night

This year’s Cebu Best Blogs Awards N…

Why ‘Change of Thrones’ this UP Cookout 2015?

Are you ready for UP Cebu’s biggest student-organized event, Iskolar?
On November 13, 2015, expect to see the crowd cheering, clapping, and smiling while witnessing one of the biggest nights in UP Cebu. From 6 PM until 6 AM the next day, the majority of the UP Cebu population won’t be sleeping.
It's the 'UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones!' UP Cebu Student Council and UNO Productions, the graduating class of BA Mass Communication, will give everyone a night of music, dance, art to remember!
What’s the good news? This event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!

CHANGE OF THRONES


This year’s UP Cookout will have the timely theme of ‘Change of Thrones’ inspired by the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones.’ What’s the catch? ‘UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones’ will tackle election-related issues.
May 2016 is a few months to go. This year’s UP Cebu social awareness campaign deals with the upcoming national election and aims to educate the public about the current political trends.
As part of the so…

Foodie Alert: Breads & Pastries from Madeleine

Madeleine is one of the several restaurants you can find inside Waterfront Hotel Cebu. This restaurant is the hotel’s French-inspired bread and pastry shop, making it stand out among the rest of the restaurants. You would go crazy if you are a cake-lover because this shop serves one of the best cakes in town!
Last October 16, 2015, Madeleine just launched its new set of pastries and bread. The launching also highlighted their new French Executive Pastry Chef, Benoit Andre Laboureux, who is responsible for the newfangled pastries and bread. 

For this article, allow me to focus more on their pastries. They had served a lot of mouth-watering desserts for us to taste.


The only dessert not found in the photo though is the Sphere Choco Green Tea. It is a sphere of chocolate with a Green Tea flavor. 
I had the savored two of the eight delightful pastries that they have served – The Crunchy Choco Baileys and the Choco Orange Grand Marnier.

The Crunchy Choco Baileys is made from a nut and alm…

The Curious Case of Sirao Flower Farm in Cebu

I first heard of Sirao Flower Farm in Sirao Peak, Cebu City when I was riding a taxi. Little did I know that Sirao Flower Farm (aka Mini Amsterdam in Cebu) is a trending topic in social media. 
For sure, everyone who have heard about the beautiful celosia flowers in Sirao Peak will surely search on how to go there and take a selfie. For only P20.00, you will be able to take a picture that you can post in your Instagram and share it on Facebook. For P100.00, you can take a video and upload it online. Add popular hashtag like #SiraoFlowerFarm, #SiraoPeak, #MiniAmsterdam, and #MiniAmsterdaminCebu to increase visibility and engagement.

NOT JUST SELFIES
On the other hand, here’s the sad reality: the celosias aren’t treated properly. People are not just simply taking pictures but ruining the beautiful celosias in Sirao Flower Farm. With hundreds of Cebuanos flocking to Sirao every day, I cannot help but feel sad about the status of the celosias and how they are treated by the visitors. 
Wha…