August 28, 2006 at 1:40 pm (etc)

This blog is on the process of moving again. This time to a more permanent home over at See you there!!! 😉


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Kadayawan 2006 Events: 2nd Global PWU-PWC Alumni Congress and Reunion

August 10, 2006 at 12:42 am (events, Kadayawan 2006, lifestyle, organizations, people, shopping)

Souvenir, Food and Fruits Booths, Local Tour Booths, Photo and Art Exhibits
August 16, 12:30 pm onwards
until August 18, 2006
PWC of Davao Campus, Juna Subdivision, Matina

On Golden Wings of Dance
featuring the BAYANIHAN National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines
August 17, 2006
Central Bank Auditorium
Matinee: 2 – 4 pm
Gala: 6 – 8 pm

Grand Alumni Reunion
featuring The Spirit of ’67
August 18, 2006
6:30 pm to midnight
The Venue

Fiesta @ PWC
Buffet of fruits, salads, seafoods, lechon, roasted calf, tuna
August 20, 2006
5:30 pm – 9 pm
PWC of Davao Campus

Crossroads: Philwomenian Style Across Continents
A Fashion Show featuring the designs of veteran designers Alfonso “Boy” Guino-o and Eric Chris Sapaula; and up and coming designers Concours des Jeunnes Createurs de Mode finalists Emi-Alexander Englis and Popy Barba, and Preview Magazine’s designer to watch Aztec Barba
August 20, 2006
5:30 pm – 9 pm
PWC of Davao Campus

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Pickled Pink, Peppered Blue New Arrivals

August 8, 2006 at 4:29 pm (etc, lifestyle, shopping, stores)

A message from Davao’s queen of style, Mimi Tupas:

hi ria and to all your bloggers:)

“check out new collections from pickledpink and pepperedblue!

girls will definitely go crazy over polkas, blacks, whites and reds…skinny jeans…puffed tops & waisted belts ….matching patent belts and peeptoe pumps… and more….

on the other hand, guys will always look hip and cool in the latest vintage shirt collection…and slim jeans with embroidered pockets. there’s also a new collection for the striped long and short sleeved tops…newsboy caps, belts and more

hope you could swing by for a quick fashion fix…after all, every good girl and boy deserves a little splurge every once in a while…;-)

ciao, mimi”

The Pickled Pink and Peppered Blue boutiques are located at the Fashion Walk strip, at the second floor of the Gaisano Mall of Davao along JP Laurel Avenue.  For more information, Contact Mimi Tupas at (082) 227-8208.

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Councilor Laviña Participates in Blogathon 2006

July 30, 2006 at 6:56 am (etc, online, people)

Davao City Councilor Peter Laviña (1st District) is currently participating Blogathon 2006. He is raising money for the Save the Children charity. You still have time to sponsor him. Or if you don’t have the means to sposor, show your support by visiting his blog:

Update: The Blogathon culminated at 9 pm (Philippine time), on July 30, 2006.  He has successfully raised $65  (roughly  PhP3,380.00).

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Kadayawan 2006 Event: Kanatô Bazaar 2006 at the Matina Town Square

July 25, 2006 at 12:22 pm (events, Kadayawan 2006, shopping)

Thinkstation is organizing “Kanatô Bazaar 2006” to be held during the Kadayawan Festival.  The bazaar will be held on August 14 – 19, 2006 at the Matina Town Square.  The bazaar will include 72 stalls that will showcase a variety of products and businesses and exhibits.

Booths and stalls are still available for interested entrepreneurs and/or exhibitors.   The figure below is the lay-out of the Bazaar area.

The rates for renting booths/stalls are as follows:



Lot Size

Kulintang Booth (green)

(6 days)

3 m x 3 m

Tambol Booth (orange)

(6 days)

3 m x 3 m

Kubing Booth (blue/pink)

(6 days)

2.5m x 2.5 m / 2m x 3m

P (Tambol/Kubing)

Add’l P50/day

3 m x 3 m / 2m x 3m / 2.5m x 2.5m

For more details, you may contact Thinkstation at 0928-3361698 (Maila), 0928-3684288 (Mymy), or (082) 221-1089.

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Bb. Pilipinas Universe Lia Ramos fails to bring home the crown

July 24, 2006 at 10:32 am (etc, people)

Unfortunately, Ms. Lia Andre Ramos didn’t even make it to the Top 20.  Which is a shame because I think she was a good candidate.  Anyhow, congratulations to Ms. Ramos for representing the country and for winning Miss Photogenic!

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Peppered Blue

July 20, 2006 at 4:08 pm (lifestyle, shopping, stores)

Joseph is wearing a horizontal striped long-sleeved polo (PhP 995) and distressed jeans (PhP 1500).
Would Davao be fashion forward if only the ladies get a makeover by Mimi? Of course not. Due to the persistent inquiries of the male companions of Pickled Pink shoppers, Mimi, and husband, Jun Tupas, expanded Pickled Pink and dedicated half of it to fashion for men. The expansion is name Peppered Blue. Peppered Blue caters the fashion needs of Davao’s stylish men. It offers casual and more formal clothes for men.

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Pickled Pink

July 14, 2006 at 3:57 pm (lifestyle, shopping, stores)

Chrissie is wearing a black and white polka dot top with shearing on the sides (PhP 395), and black and white necklaces by Mimi (PhP 395 and PhP 295).

Make Davaoeños fashion forward… that’s the goal of budding designer and entrepreneur Mimi Tupas. Mimi is the brains behind Pickled Pink, one of the trendiest boutiques in the city. When I visited the boutique, I noticed two things.

Chrissie is wearing a khaki brown dress with embroidery (PhP 1250).
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Banana Leaf Asian Cafe

July 7, 2006 at 3:54 pm (food, lifestyle, places)

Although there’s no shortage of restaurants serving quality asian food in our beloved Davao City, the opening of the Banana Leaf Asian Cafe is a welcome development in the local food scene. Banana Leaf was one of my favorite restaurants in Metro Manila because of their delectable curry dishes which are so rich and flavorful. Each bite is followed by an explosion of flavors inside your mouth.

Roti Canai
Roti Canai with Curry Sauce

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Promoting Davao City through Films and TV Shows

July 5, 2006 at 4:15 pm (etc)

Countless Filipino movies have been shot abroad. Most recently, Star Cinema filmed in Milan and Dubai and used these places’ names as movie titles. GMA 7 has a show entitled I Luv New York. Cesar Montano made a movie set in Bohol. Productions companies and TV networks definitely have the means (financial and otherwise) to produce films and tv shows on locations outside Metro Manila. I think that this trend should be used by Davao City to our advantage.

There are countless picturesque locations within the city or nearby which production outfits can use for movies and tv shows. For one, we have both seaside and mountainside locations. Plus, these locations are very much accessible and near the urban center. There are also good amenities in these locations.

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AdMU Alumni Meeting

July 5, 2006 at 12:15 pm (activities, announcement)

Calling all Davao-based AdMU (Ateneo de Manila University) Alumni.

Let’s share cocktails on July 8, 2006, Saturday, 8 pm

at the Eagle’s Bar, Marco Polo.




Come and join the group as we prepare

for the first ever


here in Davao on August 18 & 19, 2006Kadayawan Week.

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PWU-PWC Global Congress

July 4, 2006 at 2:11 pm (announcement, events, Kadayawan 2006)


Join the 2nd Global PWU-PWC Alumni Congress
on August 16 – 20, 2006
in Davao City, Philippines.

Log on to
or call us at (082) 299-3339 for details.

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Marilog: The Perfect Escape from the City

June 28, 2006 at 2:31 pm (outdoors, places)

At least 60 kilometers away from the heart of Davao City is a part of the city which is pollution-free, noise-free and fuss-free. Marilog District is part of Davao City’s Third District. It is about 1 hour away from downtown. It is essentially a forest which a few resorts and rest houses here and there. It is perfect for rest and relaxation. The air the refreshing and the view is breath-taking.

Here are a few glimpses at its splendor:

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Formula Pete’s: Brews, Scoops and so Much More

June 25, 2006 at 1:46 pm (food, lifestyle, places)

Formula Pete’s. Sounds like the name of an auto shop, right? But it’s not. It’s a café and ice cream parlor located in the Wheels ‘n More strip. Unlike other cafés, this one is much less formal and much more like your friendly neighborhood barkada’s tambayan. The café’s bright interiors are embellished with news articles and posters that are proof of the proprietor’s love for cars. It gives an inviting and fun aura that is quite unusual for a café that takes its coffee concoctions seriously.

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BAT CAVE in Kamudmud, Samal

June 22, 2006 at 6:36 am (outdoors, places)

Last summer, my relatives and I took a break at Kamudmud in the Island Garden City of Samal. We visited the bat cave in the area and here are some pics of the bats in their bat cave:

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{Photos courtesy of Christina Cabreira.}

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