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TODAY: Top 10 Things in Cebu City

As the world turns, times change and so do trends. Still, not all ‘hot’ stuff is new — others have been around since civilization could remember that we sort of ignore them.

So in no particular order, here are the current ‘trends’ in Cebu City.


With greater emphasis on health and beauty nowadays, Zumba has become a way of life — that one could normally see (and join for free) these workouts in malls, whether at the top floor or at the car park.

Lotto I Swertres

Games of chance sort of gives the masses some hope in trying times that it has brought about an unusual ‘brotherhood’ especially in swertres where numbers are shared to help each other out.

Regular Mall Bargains

With mall bargains and ‘ukay-ukay’ stores everywhere, locals are just not yet ready to embrace the convenience of online shopping.

Massage Kiosks

Saunas and spas have been feeling stiff competition from electronic massage chairs to massages offered by the blind that they have to do promos to stay relevant against these ‘on-the-go’ alternatives.

Fresh Avocado Juice

Haven’t really noticed this even last year (have you?) in the streets of Colon, so avocado juice is definitely one of those new hot stuffs out there — and could be a seasonal thing from now on. After all, it’s healthy and delicious — and affordable, too!

Ice Skating

There may not be snow in the Philippines but ever since locals have been introduced to ice skating, we have seen enthusiasts grow immensely. Would we see more Michael Martinez’ someday?

Short shorts

While ‘ukay-ukay’ has now been a fixture, here’s one clothing line that seems to get more and more fans from such stores — the short shorts — that it has become part of the new everyday attire.

Street food: Seafood

The famed ‘pongko pongko’ has recently expanded! Though this tasty seafood in BBQ sticks isn’t sold alongside puso (hanging rice), it’s still addicting. Haven’t you tried it?

Self-service car wash (above) | Coin-operated laundry (below)

We already know about the existence of self-service restaurants but self-service car washes and self-operating laundries are on the rise. Tho car washes are for those on the road, these laundry shops are especially good if you’re not so busy. And they’re pocket-friendly!


Do not be surprised if you see more than just cars and motorbikes on the road these days, skateboarding has become increasingly popular among youngsters that it has hit the streets and has even been restricted in many schools.

WordPress’ “About These Ads”…

Noticed the little “About These Ads” with the regular ad photos on the blog post “Serving the cus…”; and obviously, it was a way for WordPress to communicate to the readers — so I clicked on it and found “reasons” why one sees ads from his site.


Well actually, we understand about the “No Ads upgrade” thing, even before the Consumer Live site was purchased. Such ads or the ones as WordPress says that they sparingly show is not the question. These are those little ads with photos, right?

The ones Consumer Live is referring to are the “URL ads” and alike that seem to have penetrated the blog when you try to add tags on a new post. To better understand, kindly check the said blogs by “trying to search them from the search box” or when the theme is changed (which is what Consumer Live experienced while setting up the site). Notice what’s displayed after the search? URLs.

At any rate, the good thing here is that there is this email support@wordpress.com that we could all actually contact for inquiries and complaints. Though still, the better thing would be to make this email more visible — as in just about everywhere. Now, that’s proactive customer service.