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Sunday, 10 October 2010 20:06

Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

Being colonized by the Spanish, Japanese, Americans, Chinese, and Malays for probably the entire existence of Cebu, its not surprising that our culture is rootly indebted to these countries. For one, our

Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:54

Motel Pictures

Motel Pictures

*These pictures were just sent to me, so if someone could verify them, that would be great. However, i am pretty sure that these are the real deals already. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!:)

Queensland V Rama


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Queensland Banilad (Hernan Cortes)

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Monday, 09 August 2010 09:34

Study English in Cebu

Study English in Cebu

If you are a Korean, some Middle East National, Turkish, Chinese, or Taiwanese for that matter, there is no greater joy in language learning than learning English. However, though everyone of us would like to go to the UK, Canada, or United States to learn their native tongue,  it is quite expensive.wait.rephrase.VERY expensive. And for something that you probably won't even use in a daily basis when you get back to your country, it would be such a waste of money. That is why recently, Cebu has been a viable destination for foreign nationals to learn English. 

Located just a maximum of 8 hours away from the farthest of Asian Countries, and around 2 hours from nearer Asian Neighbors, Cebu is slowly becoming an international hub in Asia for learning English as a Second Language(ESL).  Frankly speaking, though everyone understands English in Cebu, not a lot could speak it fluently or in an "American way". Let's face it, the Indians have better Grammar skills than us. Nevertheless, even though this is a limitation, Cebu is still the best place there is to learn English in Asia, unless of course you count Singapore, which is probably 10x more expensive-cost of living wise, and India... which i wouldn't even bother talking about.

Cebu, with all its near-the-city-beaches, low cost of living, one on one tutors, and warm filipino hospitality, is one place one can never go wrong studying English. Aside from learning English, theres cultural immersion!  and getting to know Cebuano's would probably be the best decision you ever have, just because they're such wonderful people. 

 

Native Speaker

If anyone is looking for a native speaker of the language for tutorial services or language exchange. Email me here at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

No fees are needed. As this is purely something free of charge, please be serious on your intentions on having a tutorial service since finding people requires time and efforts on our part.

 

Language Schools*

The Phone English Group Located in Jones Avenue near Shell Gas Station. An online ESL school catering mostly Korean English students but are also open to other nationalities who wants to study English.

Altonka Language School Located in Banilad, Cebu City. Offers ESL and TEFL training courses for those who want to learn how to teach English as a second language. They also have other branches in other countries like USA, Spain, Mexico and Italy.

Life Cebu An ESL school located at the Fourth floor of Winland Tower 2 in Juana Osmeña Extension.

Cebu Pacific International Language Services A pioneering and fast-growing ESL/EFL center in Cebu specializing in teaching short-term, non-credit, and intensive English courses to International students who are non-native English speakers. Located at the old Harbor View Hotel in M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City.

Cebu 21- Targeting Japanese people studying in Cebu. 

http://www.cebu21.jp

 

Theodolite Training Group U

 

20th Floor, Golden Peak Hotel, Gorordo Avenue. Cebu City 6000

Telephone +63 32 266 0677

 

Theodolite Training Group UK Incorporated is a real British English language school with both British and Filipino teachers. Our courses are designed around each individual’s requirements and cover topics such as English for Business, Commerce, or Tourism, Crash courses in communication using British English, review courses for the IELTS and ELSA examinations and general ESOL programs.

 

All of our students receive a graded British qualification in English issued from the UK. 

We are also a test centre for the UKBA A1 test requirement for UK Visa applicants. Courses last for from 1 day to several months, and the fees can include full board accommodation in the 4 star Golden Peak Hotel, and excursions around the islands of Cebu. 

 website : http://www.theodolite-training.com

 

Monday, 09 August 2010 09:33

Universities in Cebu

Universities in Cebu

There are a lot of good universities in Cebu, some of which would probably be included in the top 10 universities in the Philippines. So, its not

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 16:56

Speaking Cebuano 4 (Future Tense)

Speaking Cebuano 4 Future Tense

In this Guide to Cebu Lesson, we tackle on how to convert verbs to future tense. In Cebuano, verbs are usually attached a prefix of "mu".  So read through and find out how to say " i will" in Cebuano. 

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:53

Ling-am Massage

Ling-am Massage

One of the biggest debates in Cebu this year, Lingam massages as according to this website 

"is loosely translated as "Wand of Light." In Tantra or Sacred Sexuality, the Lingam is respectfully viewed and honored, as a "Wand of Light" that channels creative energy and pleasure"

In other words, the objective of the massage is not to achieve the peak of orgasm but just barely before it. These are massages wherein the masseuse's job is to massage the testicles of the man-including the area which is called the Sacred Spot( prostate). Said to have therapeutic benefits for men with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and stressful lives, Lingam offers another "venue" in which men can release their stress, and anxiety in a manner that is not supposedly to be "sexual" (though this is still left for debate as some might argue that its an artistic version of a handjob). Though majority of the population might think that Lingam is a cover for prostitution, many spa owners argue that this is not the case and that their masseuse are trained not to engage in such. However, there has been a big crackdown on the illegitimate lingam spas especially in areas such as Mactan and Mandaue. So, if ever you decide to try this out, Cebu is probably the only place where it is still "safe" to do.  

Massage areas for Lingam is located normally on the inner parts of the roads, so you won't get to see them anywhere on the Highways or national roads(go figure). Most taxi's would know these areas.

Added Note: some parlors' masseuses offer "extra service"-frankly speaking a BJ and something all the way with extra payment. 1k pesos for a B and 1.5k for an S. 

 

Lingam Massage Venture

 

Time Duration: 1 hour and an additional 30 minute for shower and rest.
Price:

Visayas - PhP 900.00

Inclusions: Body Massage/Facial Mask/Lingam Massage

 

Contact Details

cebu lingam massage ventures69 Tres Borces St. Mabolo Cebu City

 


 

Chuva Chuva

Still found within the vicinity of Mabolo resedential district, Chuva Chuva is near Burger joint along mabolo access road. The B sign is where it is.

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Duke Spa

A little trickier to find, Duke Spa operates differently like their more known counterparts. They charged around 1700 pesos for 4 types of massages- Shiatsu, Korean, Thai, and Swedish. All of these massages

are fit into one package. After you choose a girl at Duke Spa, they bring you to a nearby motel where they do the massage. They don't illicit sexual action- as so they say, but whatever happens inside that motel after the "legal" massage is really up to the masahista and the client.  If you're wondering, they give you a happy service after all those four massages. 

Thanks to the Robert for sharing this information with us. 

Duke Spa is located at Hernan Cortes near Mandaue Foam and on Traders Arcade. You wont miss this arcard because aside from it being the only one there in that street, you'll notice there are a lot of warehouses behind it as well.  Just follow that green arrow. 

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*These articles are not meant to condone sexual acts, especially on minors here in Cebu. As a travel blog guide, we just state what happens and tells it as it is. Prostitution,and sexual acts that involve minors are punishable by law. Always exercise caution when entering into these things not only here in Cebu, but the rest of the Philippines.



Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:53

"other" massages

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Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:52

Hilot

Hilot (/hee-lot/) is an ancient Filipino art of healing, commonly used today to relax stressed muscles. Manghihilots (Hilot practitioners) as well as arbularyos are usually cheaper alternatives to medical doctors in the Philippines, especially in very deep rural areas. Hilot employ chiropractic manipulation and massage for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoligamentous and musculoskeletal ailments. They also have been known to reset dislocated and sprained joints such as the knee, ankle, fingers and metacarpal bones. Hilot tend to be chiropractors while arbularyos tend to be herbalists. Midwives are also called hilots.

Often times even in the cities, people believe that hilot can heal all sort of ailments and sprains. From back pains, to having a cold, hilot can supposedly ease the pain and bring back the person to better health conditions. A hilot usually takes as short as 5 minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the ailment of the person. Sprains are usually fast and some hilots just twist and turn your sprain and tell you its all normal. Honestly speaking, i'm not really sure if hilot works or not. Personally i tried hilot when i had sprains when i was a kid, however i was not sure if it was because of the hilot that healed my sprain or natural progression of my body's healing. 

 

If you want me to suggest to you some practicioners of this massage. Comment down or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

to be continued

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:52

Spas

Spas

Cebu's Spa and Massage industry have seen a rapid rise. Aside from having masseuses or masahistas(Cebuano) that are known to be world-class good, its quite cheap to have a massage here compared to when you are in another country. Massage is a big part of Cebuano culture, and is loosely translated as massahe or hilot. If one is tired or even sick, massage would be the first answer. Every neighborhood you go to, there is bound to be a massahista lying around there. A typical massage from a freelance massahistas will cost you around 150-400 pesos depending on their years of experience and your relationship. Most of these masahistas are known only through referrals, so make sure to catch one before you leave. 

However, if you are unfortunate to not know any massahistas during your stay in Cebu, there are always the commercial establishments which are equally as good- though probably more expensive. 

Monday, 02 August 2010 10:52

Speaking Cebuano 3 (Very/Much)

Speaking Cebuano 3 (Very/Much)

We're now down with some basics, and you already know some common phrases in Cebuano. The thing is, you meet this Cebuano Friend of yours and you want to say she's "very beautiful!", but all you know is "gwapa ka" (You're Beautiful). What do we do??

 

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