When in Cebu: The ParkMall and Dimsum for Lunch

My Cebu trip was not ideal when it comes to planning and preparation.  It was spontaneous and out of plan but absolutely enjoyable – just like the rest of my best adventures.  All I can remember was that I was hopping from one airport to another and before I knew it I was in Cebu (lol but true).  I hope I can squeeze in from this series a post about the time when I spent a lot of waiting time and frustrations in Philippine airports.

So I was in Iloilo assisting a relative to do some legal documentations and property purchase (I’m not a lawyer but I do have have ample knowledge when it comes to legal matters wink*) when out of the blue the Cebu trip idea came in.  I was hesitant because it was supposed to be a three day Manila-Iloilo round trip.  It didn’t happen that way.  What happened was that I was just carrying an overnight bag to Iloilo and I ended up pulling quite a larger luggage back home to Manila after two weeks! Yep the three day didn’t happen.  What happened was TWO WEEKS!

Since this week is about Cebu and Sinulog, let’s talk about Cebu first.  And besides I think I will be making a regular post with the category “When in Iloilo” so I'll have a lot of time posting about Iloilo City.

I read a comment from my previous post about not finding a promotional air fares in going to Cebu and that almost everything is expensive during the Sinulog Festival.  It is absolutely true not only in Cebu but anywhere where there's an ongoing festival.  It is called the “season” rate where air fare is expensive and everything is expensive.

Miraculously (or just pure ability), I was able to get a ticket to Cebu for me and my relative just four days before the weekend of the grand parade.  Some of my relatives flew ahead of us – they are the reason why we decided to go on that trip and they are also responsible for our accommodations.  We stayed in a private property in Mandaue City.  You may find a list of Cebu hotels from here

Touch down Cebu airport, we were greeted by the festive mood.  “Pit Senyor” is the only song that you will hear all over the city.

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We were picked up from the airport by our relatives who flew ahead of us.  Our first stop from the airport is ParkMall located at Mandaue City also.  I was travelling with a shopaholic by the way so it’s no wonder why our first stop is in a mall (lol).  Just like in Manila, any celebration is always reflected in the mall’s decoration.  The ParkMall caters to all kinds of shoppers.  They basically has everything that  you will be looking for in a mall including popular coffee shops and restaurants.

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It was lunch time when we arrived in Cebu so we ate at the first fast food restaurant that we found and it so happens that it was Dimsum Break located in the same mall.  I really enjoyed the dimsum and I will  definitely  eat at this place again if I happen to be back in Cebu.

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We explored the mall and of course ended into a shopping spree – I don’t want to bore you with the details because there’s a lot more exciting to share than shopping so watch out!  Meanwhile we settled for the day to re-charge our energy because a bombastic Sinulog shindig was waiting for us that night!

29 comments:

  1. ganda naman ng architechture ng mall
    i mean yang isang shot n yan
    haha curious nga ko sa mga napamili mo balut eeh

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  2. naku MEcoy wag mo na tanungin hi hi hi. marami pa pics yan mall na yan sakin but ayaw ko naman mag photo over load. anyway nilagay ko naman ang link :)

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  3. Unplanned out of town trips are the best. The thrill is there since all your city escapades will be spot on and unexpected.

    And I can in photos how it went so well. Waiting for some Iloilo details.

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    1. True! I still have lots of Cebu thrills to share before the Iloilo series Jay ;)

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  4. Gusto ko yung ganyan ung spontaneous lang... at mukhang nag-enjoy ka... minsan nga aplanado pero d nmn ganun kasaya...

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    1. Super enjoy Senyor! minsan yung sobra sa plano palpak ha ha

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  5. ang laki na ng pinagbago pala ng cebu parang na isolate ko na ang aking self dito sa cdo at hindi na ako napasyal sa cebu. lol the first dimsum na natikman ko sa buong buhay ko eh dyan sa cebu mismo, oo masarap ang pagkain sa cebu city, mas matutuwa ka sa mga pagkain dyan nasa kanila ang original otap at may isa pa akong paborito nga nong nagaaral pa ako dyan yong may peanut sa loob hindi ko na matandaan anong name non. hehehe

    i left cebu na nagsstart ng magbloom at magboom tapos ngayon abah ang gaganda ng mga buildings, no wonder kasi nasa kanila ang school na nagpproduce ng magagaling at competitive na architects sa ating bansa.

    ang saya ng buhay mo parang jeep lang ang sinakyan mo papuntang cebu, mga unplanned na lakad na pweding gawin lang sumakay ng bus o kaya jeep hahaha

    at sorry humaba ang aking comment hahaha

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    1. Naku siguro its about time na bumalik ka sa Cebu para makita mo yung difference Lala. Yung mga pagkain - kain lang ako ng kain hindi ko alam mga pangalan tumaba tuloy ako ha ha.

      Nagkataon lang naman yan. Minsan sineswerte lang sa circumstances :)

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    2. At aliw na aliw ako sa mga mahahabang comment ngapala tingnan mo humabol pa ko ha ha

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  6. hangsaya naman....ganda ng mall na yan... balita ko nga maganda ang cebu....

    mukhang ubos na ubos ang food ah hehehe

    Enjoy enjoy lang ^_^

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    1. Ang ganda nga Jon at I find Cebu a lot peaceful than Manila kahit ity rin sya.

      Naku wala akong ginawa sa trip na yan kundi kumain. Pag uwi ko hindi na kasya yung mga damit ko lol

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  7. ang saya naman dyan ma'am. sana makapunta ngayong summer.

    At tama. minsan ang natutuloy pa ay yung hindi planadong lakad. mas masaya pa.

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    1. Red itapat mo na lang ng Sinulog para mas masaya :) Mag plan ka tapos kunyari unplanned ha ha ha

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  8. Naniniwala ako na ang biglaang lakad ay natutuloy. dyuk!

    Ang saya netong trip mo. Napunta nako sa Cebu pero ang Sinulog di ko pa natatry. Babalik ako dyan para maexperience ang sinulog fest:)

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    1. Yes Arhiev balik ka Cebu pag Sinulog para ma experience mo :)

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  9. hihi.. masaya ma'am at enjoy ang
    trip pag hindi ineexcpect.
    mukang enjoy namn po ang inyong trip,
    kaya sulit ang happiness! hihihi

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  10. That's why I love Cebu. Viva Pit Senyor one day I'll be there to celebrate it with you dear Seybu! ;)

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    1. Go go Gracie! Cebu's Sinulog is a must try ;)

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  11. I love Cebu! Sana makabalik ako dyan this year! Fave ko rin ang Dimsum Break - may ka affiliate silang resto, na may branch na sa SM North :)

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    1. Zai bumalik ka during Sinulog para ma-experience mo ;) Ano yung resto na yan sa SM north daliii!

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  12. gusto ko rin makarating ng cebu. para bagang hindi kumpleto ang trip mo sa Visayas kung di ka dadaan sa Cebu.

    minsan talaga kung ano ang talaga ang biglaan desisyon yun talaga ang mabigat at madalas na naisasakatuparan.

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    1. Itapat mo ng Sinulog dear para mas masaya ;)

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  13. Wagas ang halakhak ko sa paghanga dun sa miraculously or just pure ability keme mo. Haha ikaw na talaga. Biruin mong yung tatlong araw ay naiextend ng todo na 2 linggo?! Kamusta naman ang bonggang vacay kundi sulit sa salitang sulita talaga. I enjoyed reading this post sistah! Thanks!

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    1. Btw sistah, pls do me favor by re-entering my link ronareviews here at ur sidebar's blogroll. Naiayos ko na yung feed prob so mauupdate na din dito. Thanks!

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    2. Sistah! sooo happy to see you're back muah!

      Oo ability na lang talaga yung booking na yun. We all it "Mission Impossible" lol. And true - super happy ang unplanned extended trip na eto.

      Your link is already added - my pleasure ;)

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  14. Good to hear you enjoy even it is not planned well. Some of our trips is unplan, but it end up with fun and good memories. Di pa ako nakapunta ng Cebu. I like to attend the Festival one day.

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    1. Hello Ms Travel go ka na sa Cebu in one of your balikbayan trip. Itapat mo na rin sa Sinulog ;)

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  15. Ganda sa cebu. Dream ko din na makapunta dyan:)

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