September 11, 2009 in Cebu

I’m so lucky i havent deleted my Cebu photos from my camera.

Cuz my inernal hard disk is gone case already FML. Why everyone says Dell so good so good. Most of my major agonies are caused by it ok. Besides having to deal with PMS blues, i have to dell with random bluescreens summore.

Anyway, Cebu!

It was a 5-hour flight via MAS from KLIA, with a 50 mins transit in Kota Kinabalu.

And en route we saw some of the most beautiful islands from the plane.

The plane was smaller than the usual one, but it was very comfortable! And they fed us nonstop with yummy food! So awesome!

The first night we chose to stay in a really budget place. At Granprix Econotel Cebu, it’s only 1,200 Pesos per night. That’s about RM80 for one room.

It’s really very basic, just bed and shower and a small hanging tv. But the good thing is it is really new and clean. I always go for small but new hotel, instead of luxurious old hotels.

But the lack of window is really quite depressing, and the wall is so damn thin you will be awaken by an ant’s yawn from next door.

We’re all dressed up and ready to go!

But the first day was quite tragic really. I think the previous trips i relied on people like Keju too much already. People who come up with a complete and detailed itinerary weeks before a trip.

I did some half-arsed, kinda, sorta, not really research before we flew. All i know is Cebu is in Philippines and their currency is called Peso and there’s this huge shopping mall called SM mall which everybody said i should visit.

So, happily we took a cab there. it’s really near our hotel.

Then we went to the mall and both of us just -_-‘ed at each other. I think Malaysians are too spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping malls. I mean, fine, SM Mall is like the biggest mall in Cebu ,whatever. But Jusco is also the biggest mall in Seremban. Doesn’t mean we should go like WA OMFG SHOPPING!

Disappointed, we left the mall and wanted to go to the night market.I mean, night markets are interesting and you can’t go wrong with the night market can you?

The thing is, we just knew we wanted to go to a night market. We didn’t know where the night market is. (To be fair, i vaguely remembered a mention in wikitravel somewhere that says something about some night market. Or was it a market. Or a night spot. Whatever.)

So we hopped into a taxi, and the driver doesn’t really understand our version of night market.

“Clothes. Erm. Food! Erm, market. Mar-ket!”

(I dunno why i had this thought that explaining in another language might help?! I almost said Baju! Makan! I guess Cebu looks too Indonesian to me. I get confused when i panic.)

Finally after our frantic gestures at our own clothes and bags and whatnot, he said Oh Okay nod nod then drove us to the market.

It is a run-down supermarket that sells boxers and milk powder.


Frustrated, we gave up and said, we want to go back to the hotel. Then he asked where we stayed, and i said Granprix Cebu. And he didn”t know where it is!

Why hadn’t it occured to me that a taxi driver might not know where a dodgy RM80 hotel is???? I really expected them to go like “Oh okay, certainly maam, i know precisely where it is.  My grandma owns Granprix Cebu!”

I tried to search for the address in my bag, then i discovered in sheer terror that i have left it in the hotel.

Double FML.

Then finally, to cut the story short, the taxi driver stopped at a trafic light, wind down the window and shouted to the taxi driver next to us, and he shouted something back, and 5 minutes later we were back in our hotel.

All these, was my half-arsed, sorta, kinda, not really fault. I totally deserved it.

We then made damn sure we triple checked all the addresses, i copied them all down into my note, and if the Doraemon Memory Bread was an option at that point i might even have had pressed it against the computer screen and swallowed it.

Luckily the night ended awesome because we then went to an awesome bar!

It’s called the Z bar.

It’s located at The Tinderbox Restaurant, Crossroads Arcade, Banilad, Cebu City.

Cheese counter at Tinderbox. Who would have thought that Cebu has so much cheese.

Z Bar is really ze beautiful!

The first thing Joyce and i simultaneously thought of was “if only we had shroooooooooom!!!”

It would have really been damn ze ahwshoome.

Having a Magarita.

The deco somehow made me think of a gigantic spiderweb with shit loads of wishbones stuck on it.

Hmm. Come to think of now it that’s quite a scary thought. Like anytime you may find an enormous 8-legged ogre staring greedily at you with a zebra carcass in its hand and blood dripping from its chin.

Choi. Nvm. it’s still an awesome bar.

The table is reflective it is damn nice to camwhore!

Anyway i really wanna continue but i think my head’s gonna touch the keyboard so we continue tomooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Stored in Cebu | 54 Cheesed

54 responses to “Cebu”

  1. Lisa Cheah says:

    Cebu looks awesome, I only remember hearing the word Cebu from Enya’s, Orinocco Flow <3!

    Good Night Cheesie! 😀

  2. JD says:

    Dell are quite well know for it’s unrealiability. So better get something else next time. But still the island looks awesome!

  3. Elaine says:

    yeay, agree..the relection so chio! so nice! you and the one on the table! heheheh! 😀

  4. yumii says:

    i had a terrible morning and the first thing I do when I came in the office is to read your blog.

    You made me smile. and then cry. and then smile. and then laugh.

    Thank you.

    • cheesie says:


      hope you feel better now.

      (but you cried at this entry? :S)

      • yumii says:

        i cried coz i may not have a life like urs T_T

        i smile coz i see your pretty face on ur blog header,
        i cry coz i think that i may not have a life like yours,
        i smile again on ur silliness and misfortune first day,
        then i laugh coz your sense of humor kick my ass!

        hontou ni arigatou gozaimasu, rin-san! T_T

  5. jean` says:

    use dell latitude! its quite hardy because err we put it through all sorts of stress at work and its still functional and erm can serve us for a few years hahaha

  6. nana says:

    call up dell and demand for a new internal HDD laa…complain kau-kau till they no choice but to giv it to u..LOL…better still demand for a new system…tell them u want WHOLE unit replacement…reason..NOT SATISFIED@! hehe
    I’m also using a Dell studio…still ok laa…crossing my fingers nothing happens to it..:)

  7. cathj says:

    2 cute pretty ladies.. ^_^… hope to hear more story about CEBU..

    Mabuhay!! ;-p

  8. dylan says:

    ahh, the club look great. but the walls of spider web is kinda intimidating… my bulu all stand up d.

  9. xian says:

    I’d never heard of Cebu *paiseh*, been to Manila though, where people mostly could speak English, had no problem at all getting around.

  10. KY says:

    ze bar is quite ze cool! I like ze deco

  11. Mellissa says:

    My Dell caused me damn freaking lot of problems so I ditched it for my now much loved Mac <3

  12. mimie says:

    you should have went to AYALA mall in Cebu! SM Mall is for middle class but AYala Mall is AWESOME! Oh well, theres always a next time

  13. sern says:

    instead of magic bread

    maybe u can get a pintu suka hati instead… 😮

  14. missironic says:

    Well, it’s just the first day.. I’m sure, the next day is going to be awesome! Waiting for the Pt 2! 🙂

  15. September 11th and the first pic is the view out of the plane window? CONTROVERSIAL!

  16. Joel says:

    i see ur using the xps 1330
    its been known for its motherboard and graphic card problems which often results in ur BSOD (blue screen of death)
    sorry for the g33k talk but maybe ur harddisc is still intact 🙂

  17. Moonkitty says:

    Ringo.. agreed with you. I’m also always having bluescreen problem with my dell laptop… (T_T)

  18. xueni says:

    pretty! hah;

    ohh; & i was watching some old drama on channel 5 lately;
    & i tod you & Jamie Yeo look quite alike; :X
    ('s a DJ/Artist in Singapore luh.)

  19. hazel says:

    change to VAIO! so pretty 🙂

  20. Chien Teng says:

    I’ve never been to Cebu, damn sad. Btw, I bought a Dell for my brother.. sucks like shit seriously don’t ever buy Dell again.

  21. Huai Bin says:

    I’ve learned from (several) experiences that I should always back up my hard disk. I lost a couple due to head crashes (the hard disk seek head, not mine).

    Cebu is quite far away eh? 5 hours from KLIA, I’ve always thought it was quite near (but then again I’m a Sarawakian, so it’s nearer to me).

  22. Melissa says:

    nice new header and template 😀

  23. konrad says:

    intended to ask about pronounciation to compare it to sibu, but i see that the very first comment already covered that.

    so i’ll just *wave* and say that it was nice to be introduced to you uh, outside the midvalley toilets (if you remember robb’s secondary school classmate)

    and that your template is broken on my browser (opera) =( the post content is centralised on the page, pushing some of it out of the pretty borders. but ah well =)

  24. Emeryn says:

    Urh…Z Bar looks kinda scarry n spooky to me. =

  25. mika says:

    ringo! you soo thin leh. can tell your height and weight? i wanna be like you so thin 🙁

  26. Coco says:

    Absolutely love the new layout! 😈

  27. fion chow says:

    wow…the bar isssss AWESOME!!XD

  28. Maica says:

    😈 Good job on your blog. I wish you could’ve visited more places othe than Cebu in the Philippines.. 🙂 Sadly, you could’ve had the wrong info on the SM mall. The biggest is in Manila along with the awesome night markets left and right and the one in Cebu is not that nice.

    Anyway, hope you had fun. Thanks for visiting the Philippines. Salamat 🙂

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  30. Apple says:

    I super love your blog! Feels like I’m traveling too by just staring at your pictures. I’m also from the Philippines. Hope you visit Manila too! 🙂 Hoping to meet see you when you visit here. 🙂

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