Events

OTAKUFEST X: The Matrix

February 21, 2017

UP Otakufest is one of the anticipated events in Cebu not just by otakus but Kpop fans as well every year. This year’s Otakufest theme is The Matrix and as usual, hundreds of enthusiast including me flocked over UP Cebu Grounds last February 18, 2017.

The event showcased cosplay competition, Japanese singing contest, original character design contest, digital photography, card battle, DOTA, merchants, Asian Pop dance contest and Art booths. This year’s guest cosplayer were Team EuRika, DD Tenka and Kpop Rookie group, AXIS B.

This is my 2nd otakufest and I’m still amazed how Cebuanos are really open to this kind of events. They really improve this year, I like how they put the food stalls at the basketball court and the merch booths just at the right side of the stage and yeah, it was more organize and spacious this year.

I’m also happy I’m with my brother. I think he kind of like the board game booth, he even played there. I got broke because there are lots of foods to choose from and cellphone got drained as well. I haven’t got enough sleep so I didn’t finish it till the end because of work. I planned to cosplay Yoshioka Futaba of Ao Haru Ride, however, the wig I bought was not yet style because I was having a hard time looking for an accurate wig. I’m glad I didn’t because it was really humid, I didn’t wear any sunblock so I got a bit of burnt skin, I was sitting on the grass during the cosplay competition and just wore a scarf on top of my head to cover from the heat.


But anyway, it was really a blast. Otakufest will always be one of the best otaku events in Cebu. See you again next year, guys! (puhon)

Warning: Some shameless selfies ahead. Photos are all mine :))

 

Adventures

When in Agta, Biliran, Leyte

February 11, 2017

I went to home last week in Leyte for a very important matter. A day before I go back to work in Cebu, my family went to Biliran to have a short staycation, as in really short. There are a lot of places to visit in Biliran, however, we are short of time so we decided to go to Agta Beach and VRC Resort in Biliran, Leyte.

 


Agta Beach is located at Almeria, Biliran Province, Philippines. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Tacloban, which in turn is a one-hour flight from Manila, the country’s capital.

It is named after the cigar-smoking and tree-dwelling giant that according to to hearsays, roamed around the area. Sounds scary, right?


What’s in Agta?

The fine white sand bay. The cystal clear water. The visible islands around it and to top it all, it’s really quite there. Plus, the slow-roasted chicken! Yum!

How to get to Agta from Cebu to Ormoc?

By fastcraft, there are three trips daily between Cebu-Ormoc and vice versa or by plane as well There are also ferry trips, by the way.

From Ormoc, go to the van terminal and take a van to Naval. In Naval, ride a bus to Kawayan and get off right at the top of the Agta Beach Resort driveway. Or rent a tricycle, people there are kind and they will even give you discount, just haggle.

We stayed at a basic resort named VRC, there’s pool and karaoke 🎤. The sunset in Agta is also awesome. It was a good day to relax before hitting to work again. The Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Meet was also ongoing during our visit so we also went to their sport complex after hitting the beach and pool.

 


I wish we could have dropped off to Tinago Falls or Sambawan or Higatang Island but time is such a bitch. So definitely, I will be back Biliran to explore you more!

Anime

Winter Anime Recommendations 2017

February 3, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already twenty seventeen. New Year, new season, new anime series to look up to and I am back for my personal picks this winter season! It’s been awhile since I posted a recommendation post. Anyhow, just a disclaimer, not a critic, my aim is to give out my honest review with the chosen anime I followed. There are actually a lot of good titles this season. However, I need to prioritize and this list is what I came up with.

1.  Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou Hen


Genre:  Action, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, Shounen

 

 

My ReviewThoughts: The second season as well of one of my favorite shounen anime out there, the plot is just awesome because our main hero is half demon half human, not only an ordinary demon but a son of Satan.

The first season was released six years ago (I feel so old again) so this is also the perfect time to get to know this series. You can watch from season 1, episode one to 15 and watch the season 2  right away, swear! The manga is still ongoing up to this date.

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I applied for “YOUR NAME” Anime Pilgrimage Tour

January 25, 2017

The Anime Tourism Association  came up with “Cool Japan Collaborative Demonstration Project”  in cooperation with the Japanese government as part of its Cool Japan Initiative, which aims to promote products like fashion, food, manga and anime through the worldwide appeal of “cool” Japanese culture.

It’s an all-expense paid trip that will take foreigners to sites in Tokyo and Gifu Prefecture which the hit animated film, Kimi no Nawa featured!

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Food

Seoul Jeong Restaurant: Little Seoul in Ormoc

November 7, 2016

I’ve been to a lot of Korean restaurants in Cebu. It feels like every corner there’s a Korean food waiting for me to devour, but when I heard that there’s a new foodie spot in my hometown, plus my friends really recommend it and it’s Korean so after I got home to Ormoc for a short vacation, I wouldn’t miss to try out Ormoc’s and prolly Leyte’s first ever Korean restaurant!

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