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To ink or not to ink 3

Pride of heritage Clint Holton P. Potestas introduces us to the Ambassador of Lapu-Lapu City’s Island Tour.


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Sun.Star Weekend | September 11, 2010 CHERRY ANN LIM Managing Editor, Special Pages and Features JIGS ARQUIZA Editor CLINT HOLTON P. POTESTAS Writer

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Pride of heritage MAKEUP: RAMIL SOLIS | PHOTOS: FOTOHOLIC BY JOSEPH P. ONG | DRESS: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG RALPH RHODDEN C. CAVERO Graphic Designer


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t was a Tuesday, roughly two days after their first beauty titlist was hailed the victor on television in one of the country’s most prestigious pageants, in the city hall where majority of the employees – including the officials and the mayor herself – gathered on the corridor, moving toward the Session Hall. In the middle, the fair lady of the crowd – applauded, admired, photographed (thanks to mobile phones).

To ink or not to ink... Since she was raised by her mother in Marigondon in Lapu-Lapu City, Sharon Grace Angel (family name pronounced “anghel”) is clearly not a stranger to the place, but it was her first visit, recognized as the Ambassador of Lapu-Lapu City’s Island Tour, after representing the city and winning the second runner-up post in the 2010 Mutya Ng Pilipinas at the Resorts World Hotel in Manila. The competition was held last Aug. 28, Saturday, but it was aired nationwide last Sept. 5, Sunday, on ABS-CBN. “I am very proud of her,” said Paz Radaza, mayor of Lapu-Lapu City, before the officials, constituents, and media gathered around the Session Hall. She referred to Sharon, who joined her in the regular Tuesday press conference. “I am glad that the pageant was focused on tourism because it’s actually the pride of our city. Definitely, we will be coordinating with her regarding matters that would boost our tourism,” Paz continued. Also in the pageant, Sharon garnered two minor awards: Miss Photogenic and Top Model Award, which makes her Philippines’ representative to a models’ competition in Germany in the coming months. Beauty and intelligence might be the edge to any competition, but she credits her strength to her faith in God, her training under AD Models Homme et Femme, and her family, who cheered her on during the pageant. Her several experiences in public speaking and beauty pageants have also contributed to her win. On other preparations, she added, “I did not starve myself, though I maintained an ideal weight. It’s very important to stay healthy, especially during the pageant.” Sharon might find the entertainment industry lucrative ground after her victory, but first things first – pursuing her degree in Tourism at the University of San Carlos where she is a sophomore student is still her top priority. “There’s nothing more than trailing your dreams while owning an educational degree. It’s a must – especially if you’re representing a city that you consider home.”

“It’s not just putting ink in your body but you got to have that satisfying reason within you why you are getting one.” This is what one of Cebu’s popular tattoo artists advises this generation, who are so passionate of having their bodies inked for so many reasons. “Whether you get a portrait, oriental art, tribal or whatever you like, you must know your reason and meaning,” he added. Carlo “Crol” Gabiana, has been an artist for more than 20 years and is well-known in Cebu for his oriental art. Crol, as he is commonly called, inked his first tattoo when he was 13 years old with his homemade dynamo machine. Having been exposed to arts and having competed in poster making contests, Crol then decided to upgrade his skills and concentrate on tattooing, his business which he started in his own backyard in Mambaling. He then joined one of Cebu’s veteran tattoo artists, Ronnie, in 2001 up until 2003. Crol then set up his own shop in his house for two years. However, Carlo still was not satisfied and furthered his experience on the shores of Boracay in 2006. “Me and my friend Joevin Dichos went to Boracay every summer and there we tattooed people from all walks of life, whether Filipinos or foreigners,” Gabiana said. Talented as he is, Crol also garnered titles, such as first place in the Pinatikay Ready Made Tattoo (Black & Gray) in 2007, and second place in Nuvo in Sunflower in the 2008 On-The-Spot Category. After this, he went on to add more wins to his awards collection with the 2009 Dutdutan Makati Avenue Competition where he became the champion in the black & gray category and second placer in the

Tattoo of the Day event. This earned him a reputation in the tattoo industry wherein the likes of Jay of Kamikaze, Franco Reyes, Urbandub’s Gabi Alipe, actress Jhenelyn Mercado, Pupil’s drummer Wendell Garcia and all members of the band Power Spoonz became his clients. “Being the only Cebuano to join in the Manila Competition during that time really gave me an edge as these people saw the trust, that is why they made me their artist,” Crol said. He likes the friendship and trust his clients give him, and also “there is a nice feeling,” Crol confessed, when he finishes one’s tattoo. Crol is commonly known for his Japanesestyle tattoo work, as he said that the Hanya Mask (element) is his favorite. Crol Tattoo Studio located at Myra’s Pension House in Escario Street, is usually jam-packed with clients, waiting to get tattooed with this kind of style. “One must think 100 times before he decides on his tattoo,”Carlo said. He added that, “ think more on the reason and meaning of your tattoo.” (Chris Rodriguez)


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movies

Despite some clever moments and colorful characters, “Despicable Me” could have been called “Forgettable Me” instead. It has a pleasingly off-kilter look about it – the work of a French animation house – a strong voice cast led by Steve Carell as the bumbling bad guy Gru and a delightfully cruel sense of humor. It’s actually darker and odder than most familyfriendly animated fare, and that’s a good thing – until it goes predictably soft and gooey at the end, that is. But what’s mainly missing from this first animated 3-D offering from Universal is story. There’s just nothing to “Despicable Me,” and that becomes glaringly obvious when you compare it to this summer’s “Toy Story 3” in particular and Pixar movies in general, where story is paramount. Here, the look of the film is what makes it stand out amid the glut of summer cartoons. The characters are cute in their weirdness, down to Gru’s shaggy, growling dog. Even the trio of spunky orphans crucial to Gru’s latest diabolical plan – Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) – are adorable in an unusual way. The scene-stealers, though, are the Minions: tiny, yellow, pill-shaped creatures with one eye and sometimes two who carry out Gru’s evil deeds. At least, they try. But they’re also super-cute: bouncing around, reveling in mischief and babbling to each other in their own gibberish. If “Despicable Me” had come out closer to Christmas, Minions probably would have made great stocking stuffers. The movie starts out promisingly enough, though. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud and written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (from a story by Sergio Pablos), it moves along breezily with slapstick energy and a multitude of sight gags. The heavyset Gru, with his hunched carriage, indeterminate Eastern European accent and environmentally unfriendly vehicle, hatches a plan to steal the moon. Who cares that doing so will throw Earth out of whack? He figures this is the best way to compete with Vector (Jason Segel), a hyperactive, up-and-coming villain whose retro-cool lair resembles a boutique hotel.

But Vector has the shrink ray Gru needs to zap the moon down to a manageable size, so he adopts the trio of plucky young orphans and sends them into the house under the guise of selling cookies as a means of gaining access. He also gets some vague help back at his own evil-doing compound from his elderly assistant, Dr. Nefario, whose hearing problems lead to some unfortunate mix-ups. (Russell Brand voices the character in a surprisingly understated way, which isn’t the best use of his comic persona.) Naturally, the girls will melt Gru’s icy heart, especially as it becomes more apparent (through a series of sweetly sad flashbacks) that his villainy is a reaction to his impossibleto-please mother (voiced with perfect dismissiveness by Julie Andrews). That much is obvious from a mile away, so the final-act threats to keep them apart don’t seem quite so menacing. “Despicable Me” throws everything it’s got at us, though – sometimes literally. The 3-D gimmick of flinging stuff at the audience gets played up for knowing laughs here, especially during the closing credits. Kids will dig it, adults will smile with amusement, and no one will be any different afterward than they were walking into the theater. (AP) IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET


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Richard Thompson, “Dream Attic” (Shout! Factory)

Going the Distance In “Going the Distance,” Drew Barrymore plays a quick-to-laugh, ambitious young hipster who loves cool indie bands, “Shawshank Redemption” and playing the old arcade games in bars. Jason Long, on the other hand, plays a quick-to-laugh, ambitious young hipster who loves cool indie bands, “Shawshank Redemption” and playing old arcade games in bars. The characters – Erin and Garrett – might as well have the same brain. As soon as they meet, their patter and laughter is nonstop, and after close to two hours with them, you may start wishing for mechanical troubles on one of the cross-country flights that connects their long-distance relationship. (AP)

The Other Guys If the mismatched-buddy cop movie seems egregiously overdone, the idea of a parody of that genre would seem especially needless – which is what makes “The Other Guys” such a wonderful surprise. On paper, this could have been painfully lame. Will Ferrell is doing a variation on his tried-and-true film persona: the overly earnest guy who’s totally confident and oblivious to his buffoonery. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, is playing with his screen image as a tough guy and a hothead, doing a version of his Oscar-nominated role in “The Departed.” And the joke you see in the TV commercials – in which Ferrell blasts Little River Band’s mellow ‘70s hit “Reminiscing” on the way to a crime scene – is good for a laugh but it makes you wonder, is that the best they’ve got? (AP) ALL IMAGES ON THIS PAGE FROM THE INTERNET

“Dream Attic” offers killer guitar solos and songs about murder. Same old Richard Thompson, in other words. Except not quite. Thompson is fabulous as always, and the fretwork rivals his best ever. But even by his one-of-a-kind standards, this is a quirky assortment of songs. There’s a Middle Ages yarn and 1950s rock, Celtic fiddle and Squeeze-style pop. Thompson skewers ego and greed, sings of breakups and finds himself in the domestic doghouse. By the final song, at least six characters are dead. Thompson and his four-piece backing band recorded the 13 tunes — all new — during a brief tour, and the live setting inspired terrific instrumental work. Pete Zorn’s soprano sax emits evil laughter on the Wall Street satire “The Money Shuffle,” while Joel Zifkin’s violin break during “Stumble On” is a rare beauty. And then there’s Thompson, playing in his sixth decade and still expanding his vocabulary of riffs. His solo after the final verse of the gruesome “Sidney Wells” runs 108 marvelous bars, leaving plenty of blood on the track. (AP)

CHECK THIS OUT: “A Brother Slips Away” is a sad but lovely ballad about loss, and the band’s harmony singing on the chorus transforms the tune into a spiritual.

Group Launches First Ever foreview Comics Convention in Cebu September 11 Probably one of the most popular forms of printed media is the comic book. There are different reads for different people. Like you have different reading materials for the religious category, a manual for business, one for getting rich quick, a planner for winning wars, and even a book on making love. But there’s only one common read for the growing kid, the teenager – whether geek or rebel, the young professional, and even those with receding hairlines. Go ahead. Admit it. Nine out of ten people probably belong to the category above. What category you ask? The comic readers category. Unlike in the West which have DC, Marvel and others, the Filipinos’ dip into comics might have actually started with a Wakasan, or Tagalog, or perhaps the hilarious Mga Kabalbalan ni Kenkoy (The Misadventures of Kenkoy), and yes, even the trusted Liwayway run some strips too. There’s something about a comic book compared to other popular printed entertainment. And it’s probably that – entertainment. People appreciate things better in visuals, especially if it’s in colors. Comics are more entertaining. Yes, a good novel might be riveting, mystical, inspiring, and all that. But authors have to stay in that direction so as not to lose the story’s momentum. But a comic book can be anything. A story’s main character can be fighting villains while contemplating what to have for dinner when he gets rid of his opponent. Some people may be biased in saying that comic books are more challenging to create than novels, what with all the graphics that need to deliver what the writer wants to convey, not to mention that it has to jive with the dialogue or narration. Through the years, the comics industry has grown a lot, spread out, and sprang forth its own evolved versions. Out cracks the Manga – a Japanese concept of comics, which Filipinos also emulated and created their own version – the Pinoy Manga. Because most big publishers in the Philippines are based in the capital, it was generally thought that the comics scene only have its following in Luzon. This was so, until now. The comics enthusiasts in Luzon were surprised to know that there’s also a big following of comic books in Cebu. In fact, they are egging to be part of the first ever Comic Book Convention to be held in Cebu. Conceived by the gang from Big Ape Design Studio and kawalo designs, the event aims to bring together Cebu’s comic book community under one roof to celebrate our collective love for the medium. It will feature activities and attractions like comic book art exhibits, panel discussions and talks by comic book professionals, portfolio reviews, contests, cosplay, and art workshops among others. The groundbreaking feat, which will be held on the 25th of September 2010, 10AM at the Activity Center Ayala Cebu, is presented to the public by SYKES, a company that has a lot of pioneering endeavors in its own right. (Erick Auza)

Marvin Evangelista vs. Jack Stone

DJ Marvin of Club Radio and KillerBee’s Jack Stone dish out cool mixes and hot new tunes at The Tap Room along Ma. Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City.

September 12 Grandparents’ Day

Honor your grandparents with a special family celebration. For every family of four adults, Grandpa or Grandma gets to dine for free at the Cafe Marco, Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Nivel Hills.

September 24 to 26 Their Books 3

“THEIR BOOKS” is an award-winning fund-raising project of Tsinelas participated in by writers, columnists, editors, musicians, painters, media practitioners, teachers, the academe, politicians and other prominent personalities in Cebu. These people are asked to donate books from their personal collections. The books are then put on sale for the public. Hence, the name “Their Books.” Their Books benefits 200 high school and elementary scholars of Tsinelas located in depressed areas in the towns of Tuburan, Sibonga, Pinamungajan, Cordova, Alcoy, Dalaguete, Balamban and Talisay City in the Province of Cebu, and Barangays Busay, Sawang Calero and Lusaran in Cebu City. It also benefits Tsinelas-assisted schools in the same areas. At the Ayala Center Cebu, during mall hours.

September 25 Hannah Hansen vs. David Puentez

Experience two major House music acts in one delightfully exhilarating party at The Penthouse, 3rd floor CJRS Point. Asia Town I.T. Park, Cebu City.

Every Wednesday Cebu Trivia Night

Battle it out with other brains at Alejandro’s Filipino Restaurant while eating the best crispy pata in town! Along Don Jose Avila St., Capitol Site, near Cebu Doctors’ Hospital.

Every Saturday Disco Deluxe

Experience the best of 80’s music as only Gilbert Go can dish it out, at Formo, Banilad Town Centre.


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books bottoms up Aileen Quijano

Hey Dude! Part One: What’s Your Label? When you’re a single girl in the city, it seems that most things, trivial or not, are all about the “dude”. Either they just show up, we hunt them or our well-meaning “committed” friends find them and deliver them to us. Just think of the many hours we spend preparing for a date. Or the precious time we devote on the Internet decoding man-speak or stalking him on Facebook. What about the countless girl sessions singing along Beyonce, “if I were a booooy…I think I could understand…”? Funny how we always seem to be stressing ourselves trying to get over, under, or away from them. It’s exhausting, isn’t it, yet fun at the same time. What I don’t get though is the fuss about dude labels. Why is it that people are always badgering us to define our relationship with the guys in our lives? Is it exclusive? Do you think you’ll marry him? As family and friends would have it, it seems it isn’t acceptable to have an ambiguous, unlabeled relationship with any man after, say, a month. As much as we would like to provide the proper answer, traditional labels sometimes defy current truth or reality. Especially when relationships involving men outside our family could be as fluid as the evolution of the urban dictionary these days. I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t help but wince or bite my tongue whenever I hear the word “boyfriend.”I don’t know, it just reminds me of high school puppy love or the bubblegum movies of the 80s. Not that I find any of its alternative terms any better. But for the sake of being socially correct, here’s a rundown of 10 relationship labels you might be able to relate to as defined by today’s generation. BFF or “Best Friends Forever” They say no heterosexual man and woman can ever be platonic friends. Either one is harboring secret feelings for the other or they’re both in denial. Be that as it may, sometimes, there is that one dude we always go to unload, make sense of all the drama in our life, or lean on after every heartbreak. “It” is not happening because you’ve been friends too long or know each other too well to realize you could easily burn the other to death if the relationship gets too hot. So for better or worse, you’re stuck in the “Friend Zone”. FB or Friends with Benefits You text, talk and kiss this guy. You don’t know why but you just do. Getting physically mixed up with him doesn’t mean that you are emotionally attached because you understand that while he’s there for you, he’s also just playing around. So, tit for tat. Hanging Out or Casually Dating This is that thing you do with your eating buddy, the co-worker who picks you up and drops you off because you’re along the way anyway, or the guy who invites you for cocktails just because he does not like people to stare when he’s out alone. You enjoy his company but know your world will not stop either if he ceases to exist. FuBu or the Boy Toy Sex, sex, sex. That’s all there is to it, really. Enough said.

Exclusively Dating A term for those wanting to be politically correct without dotting their feelings on the line. He may not be dating anyone else but then, often times, exclusivity is just that and carries no deeper meaning. It doesn’t imply love and it doesn’t imply expectations. Just because he’s not seeing anyone else does not obligate him to be there for you 24/7 or spend a pre-determined amount of time with you. M.U. for “Mutual Understanding” For me, a delusional term (has this been phased out yet?) for people who love to assume and assume yet never talk about the real score. You like each other—you “know” it – you just don’t talk about it. No one pops the question, but there’s already an answer in the way you hold hands or cuddle with him. Whatever it is, it’s something vague, something confusing, something gray, something half-baked but nevertheless … something that will do for the moment. It’s Complicated Thank Friendster for popularizing and putting this label on the wall. If we were to choose just one encompassing relationship label, I bet this would be it. After all, all relationships are complicated. However, if we were to be specific about it, this mostly refers to a relationship with someone you’re seeing on the sly or sharing with someone else. You love each other but you can’t be together. Or, it could also be you’re forced to be together, but you don’t love each other. Hell yeah, it’s complicated. In a Relationship Another politically correct term popularized by social networks, which frankly I find rather cold. Surely, we can be more romantic than this? After all, this is what we look for, hope for, fight for all our lives. Sometimes, we have to go through a lot of crap and crazy things to get to this point. It’s love. It’s magic. It’s what makes or world spin, yet steady at the same time. Life Partners You live together, you share a life, but you don’t have any intention of getting married. You don’t even consider him your boyfriend. What you have is a very powerful relationship, such that you seem content and secure enough not to conform to tradition or labels. Soulmates I don’t really understand this term but apparently, the cosmos has something to do with it. Destiny kicks in. You deal with forces beyond your control. Suddenly, you’re helpless against the guy -- enough so that you’d willingly break off with anyone you’re currently involved with. Then you find yourself stuck with the guy in this life. And if fate would have it, in the next few lives even. So there you go. Find your label? If none of the above suits you, don’t sweat it. When all else fails, we can always just go back to saying, simply, “Hey, dude.” (aileen.quijano@gmail.com)

Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn On the runway of life, Tim Gunn is the perfect life coach. You’ve watched him mentor talented designers on the hit television show Project Runway. Now the inimitable Tim Gunn shares his personal secrets for “making it work”-in your career, relationships, and life. Filled with delightfully dishy stories of fashion’s greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Runway’s biggest drama queens, and neverbefore-revealed insights into Tim’s private life, Gunn’s Golden Rules is like no other how-to book you’ve ever read. In the world according to Tim, there are no shortcuts to success. Hard work, creativity, and skill are just the beginning. By following eighteen tried-andtrue principles, you can apply Tim’s rules to anything you set your mind to. You’ll learn why Tim frowns on displays of bad behavior, like the vitriolic outburst by Martha Stewart’s daughter about her mother’s name-brand merchandise. You’ll discover the downfalls of divadom as he describes Vogue’s André Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes and Anna Wintour being carried downstairs by her bodyguards. And you’ll get Tim’s view on the backstabbing by one designer on Project Runway and how it brilliantly backfired. Then there are his downto-earth guidelines for making life better--for yourself and others--in small and large ways, especially in an age that favors comfort over politeness, ease over style. Texting at the dinner table? Wearing shorts to the theater? Not in Tim’s book. Living a well-mannered life of integrity and character is hard work, he admits, but the rewards are many: being a good friend, being glamorous and attractive, and being a success-- much like Tim himself! He is never one to mince words. But Tim Gunn is always warm, witty, wise, and wonderfully supportive-- just the mentor you need to design a happy, creative, and fulfilling life that will never go out of style.

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The Unicorn by: Keisha Mae Acabal Libor

Immortality by Bernard Inocentes S. Garcia “Go, get your immortality!” The raging Achilles yelled as he rallied the advancing Greeks against the Hector-led City of Troy. One by one his men fell to the ground as Trojan arrows dropped like devastating rain. But the Greeks never gave up. Thus, after ten long years, they crushed the mighty city. For their bravery, Achilles and Hector along with their men are remembered forever. In boxing history, Manny Pacquiao has reached unparalleled greatness. Inside the ring, he was fierce and fast. Every time he fought, the world stood still. Hollywood celebrities and NBA stars the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Kobe Bryant became ordinary witnesses to his greatness. Manny Pacquiao, with a record of 51-3-2 with 38 knockouts, was a brutal power puncher; one lethal bomb from either of his rock-solid fists could send his opponent crumpled on the ground. His fights were so explosive that fans often found themselves leaping out of their seats with raised fists, shouting. The once poor boy from General Santos City became the only fighter in history to win 7 titles in 7 weight divisions. This after he destroyed the dangerous Puerto Rican champion, Miguel Cotto, on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Who could forget

that night when history was made? Amidst the glitzy Nevada lights and before shrieking fight fans around the world, the smiling fighter was a Filipino. On that night we Filipinos sang the Lupang Hinirang with so much pride, our flag dancing beautifully in the background. We took center stage and proclaimed to the world we belonged to the Filipino race. The sporting event was a welcome a break. Months before the fight, savage storms had ravaged our land; Typhoon Ondoy had flooded Metro Manila, sending people to their roofs and turning cars upside down. Thus, by his exploits, Manny Pacquiao united us as a people and gave us reason to believe that we too could beat the odds. Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran. Soon Manny Pacquiao will be spoken in the same breath and his portrait will be placed in boxing’s Hall of Fame alongside those black-and-white frames of the sport’s biggest stars. The Filipino warrior will evoke the same honor and awe. At the end of the day when all the pages are written, history will remember the legendary Filipino boxer. We at the sidelines who enjoy his fights can only tell and retell his exploits in the ring because his story reminds us of our own.

The virgin, longing for sensual touch.. Hungry for human blanket.. Intimacy is what i thirst.. but virginity must go first..   I was looking for someone someonw who holds the key.. wondering in the cold winters night where is he..                         I was covered with armor, protecting me from bullets of immorality..   but i was tempted, to whom God created.. and i gave in.. I was in the level of euphoria, closing my eyes so tensed and bliss..   And it was done..                      I ended up with a lot of paranoia.. leaving myself in a room so dim..   Love is so cruel, leaving me with so much pain, until nothing left for me to gain.                                    And now was full of revenged and hatred.. Burning myself to death.. Hoping that someone will come back..   But i was wrong.. he never will and he never will be.. and now I lived a life full of regrets.. turning me into pieces..                                    Until he came.. and still I gave in... IMAGE FROM THE INTERNET

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Wife Jokes

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming... 1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you’re right, shut up. The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.... After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, “You know, I was a fool when I married you.” The husband replied, “Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn’t notice.” “Honey,” said this husband to his wife, “I invited a friend home for supper.” “What? Are you crazy? The house is a mess, I

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haven’t been shopping, all the dishes are dirty, and I don’t feel like cooking a fancy meal!” “I know all that.” “Then why did you invite a friend for supper?” “Because the poor fool’s thinking about getting married.” A man approached a very beautiful woman in the large supermarket and said, “I’ve lost my wife here in the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?” The woman looked puzzled. “Why do you want to talk to me?” she asked. “Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman, my wife appears out of nowhere”

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Sing, sing, sing Cebuanos have something new to sing about these days. The opening of Red Box Karaoke at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu last Thursday, September 2 brought music lovers from all over Cebu, and gave them a fantastic time. Red Box managing directors Walden Chu and Allen Tan were on hand to greet the guests, with BigSeed’s Jaja Chiongbian-Rama and April Rama coordinating the efforts at making the guests comfortable. Red Box Karaoke promises to bring the videoke experience to a whole new level with their state-of-the-art videoke equipment, delicious food and great service.

SINGING THEIR HEARTS OUT: (Clockwise from right) Red Box Karaoke’s Allen Tan and Walden Chu; April Rama, Jaja Chiongbian-Rama, Red Box Karaoke Operations Team Leader Monica Escalona; Kristine Roa, Jon Enriquez, Eden Villarba, Joy Dioso, Randy Ang, Yves Camingue, Aoi Gergabuena, and Paula Jimenez; Chef Lorlor Torres and Mimi Lijauco; Michelle Petty and Becky Thompson; Ramon Lucero, Sarrita Pimentel, Carol Sarte, Candice Kahler, Georgia & Andy Klepp; Ruel Rosello, Allan Defensor and Renan Villena; Logane Echavez, Emily Jade Valero, Hazel Toledano, katrina Coloso and Tita Caballes.


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