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Where I Tambay to Find Pokemon Sightings in Cebu

I travel across the world, searching far and wide...

My childhood was filled with Pokemon memories. I followed the anime years back but did you know that it is still ongoing? When I was ten, they were ten. Now that more than a decade has passed, they're still ten? Why aren't they growing up yet?

Sadly I didn't have the luxury of a gameboy or any of the previous Pokemon games. I just recently brought my smartphone that I have one now, will I waste time not to play this game?

I actually hesitated to play on the first day of release in the Philippines last August 6 (Saturday) since everyone was playing but the next day when I was convinced by my friends to walk around to catch Pokemon, I ended the day with Level 10. After 5 days, I'm at Level 20 with 77 unique Pokemons.

Kay pataka lang og click, wala nakadakop ni Pikachu. Ka-weak ba nako. Next stop: Ayala. Sunod SM. Dayon IT Park. #priorities #kidsthesedays #pokemongo🎮 A photo posted by Rome Nicolas (@zuprome) on Aug 6, …

Sa Unang Pagkagis sa Imong Agi

Ingon sila lisod kuno mamahimong magsusulat. Sa pagbiris-biris pa lang sa imong labing unang sugilanon o balak, nanghagdaw ka na og mga pulong sa panganod bisan wala pa kaayo masabti aron lamang malamas diha sa imong sinulat. Unya, labihan nimong lipaya kay natapos na gyod nimo ang pila ka gabiing pagpuwaw. Nakaingon ka sa imong kaugalingon nga kini na tingali ang sugilanon o balak nga mopakurog sa katitikan.

Ang Pagkagis sa Natagik nga Kaugmaon

BISAN kinsa mamahimong magsuwat apan maihap lamang kadtong kamaong motagik og mga sugilanon ug balak nga takos ibutang sa mga panid sa Binisayang katitikan. Sa Sugbo, dakong buhi sa komunidad sa mga batan-ong magsusulat. Walag tuo ang mga kalihokan nga namugna nga gipasiugdahan sa mga batan-on sama sa binuwang basabalak sa Handuraw nga giorganisa sa pundok sa mga tinun-ang magsusulat sa UP Cebu nga TINTA (nga karong tuiga lima na gyod intawn ka tuig). Dali lamang ang pagtagik og balak ug sugilanon apan ang pagkagis niini aron mabutang sa mga panid sa atong kaugalingong katitikan mao ang lisod nga tahas.

Vispop 4.0 | Finalists, Finals Night, and Fun Facts

On its fourth year, Vispop has proved that the established "Visayan Pop" brand is already a genre of its own. The new set of six finalists from more than 300 entries is now hitting the Visayan airwaves and once again nagpa-LSS sa mga batan-on. 

Ang Modernong Mga Abat sa Katilingban Karon

Sa dihang bata pa ko, may mga gabii nga ang akong Lola Pansang, ilabi na kon taliabot ang Semana Santa o Adlaw sa mga Minatay, maghisgot og mga matang sa abat nga migilok gyod sa akong batang panghunahuna. Nanglimbawot akong balhibo sa iyang mga sugilanon nga hangtod karon naglibog gihapon ko kon tinuod ba kaha nga nahitabo niya o minugna lamang kay iyang nadunggan gikan sa iyang mga apohan o silingan niadtong bata pa siya. Sa probinsya man god, daghang mga sugilanon nga binuhat-buhat aron mangahadlok ang mga bata ug dili maglaag-laag kon moabot na ang kagabhion. 

Zuprome: 8th Cebu Best Blogs Awards Finalist

Cebu Best Blogs Awards 2015 recognized a neophyte blogger’s attempt at blogging! 
Now on its 8th year, Cebu Best Blogs Awards is an annual award giving body that has been recognizing outstanding blogs made by Cebuano bloggers since 2008. It aims to acknowledge the best Cebu blogs that are of high quality and at par with the international bloggers.

ZUPROME: Best Cebu Events/Entertainment Blog 2015 Finalist
Zuprome, my first serious blog after a dozen of childish attempts to make a noise in Cebu blogosphere, has been shortlisted to be a finalist in Best Cebu Events/Entertainment Blog 2015. It’s an honor to become a finalist in this category knowing that my co-finalists are already established bloggers!
This recognizes pushes me to strive harder to become a better blogger. I share the stage with the Cebu Blogging Community family who has been very supportive in my endeavor to level up my passion in blogging to another level.

Cebu Best Blogs Awards Night

This year’s Cebu Best Blogs Awards N…

Why ‘Change of Thrones’ this UP Cookout 2015?

Are you ready for UP Cebu’s biggest student-organized event, Iskolar?
On November 13, 2015, expect to see the crowd cheering, clapping, and smiling while witnessing one of the biggest nights in UP Cebu. From 6 PM until 6 AM the next day, the majority of the UP Cebu population won’t be sleeping.
It's the 'UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones!' UP Cebu Student Council and UNO Productions, the graduating class of BA Mass Communication, will give everyone a night of music, dance, art to remember!
What’s the good news? This event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!

CHANGE OF THRONES


This year’s UP Cookout will have the timely theme of ‘Change of Thrones’ inspired by the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones.’ What’s the catch? ‘UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones’ will tackle election-related issues.
May 2016 is a few months to go. This year’s UP Cebu social awareness campaign deals with the upcoming national election and aims to educate the public about the current political trends.
As part of the so…

Foodie Alert: Breads & Pastries from Madeleine

Madeleine is one of the several restaurants you can find inside Waterfront Hotel Cebu. This restaurant is the hotel’s French-inspired bread and pastry shop, making it stand out among the rest of the restaurants. You would go crazy if you are a cake-lover because this shop serves one of the best cakes in town!
Last October 16, 2015, Madeleine just launched its new set of pastries and bread. The launching also highlighted their new French Executive Pastry Chef, Benoit Andre Laboureux, who is responsible for the newfangled pastries and bread. 

For this article, allow me to focus more on their pastries. They had served a lot of mouth-watering desserts for us to taste.


The only dessert not found in the photo though is the Sphere Choco Green Tea. It is a sphere of chocolate with a Green Tea flavor. 
I had the savored two of the eight delightful pastries that they have served – The Crunchy Choco Baileys and the Choco Orange Grand Marnier.

The Crunchy Choco Baileys is made from a nut and alm…

The Curious Case of Sirao Flower Farm in Cebu

I first heard of Sirao Flower Farm in Sirao Peak, Cebu City when I was riding a taxi. Little did I know that Sirao Flower Farm (aka Mini Amsterdam in Cebu) is a trending topic in social media. 
For sure, everyone who have heard about the beautiful celosia flowers in Sirao Peak will surely search on how to go there and take a selfie. For only P20.00, you will be able to take a picture that you can post in your Instagram and share it on Facebook. For P100.00, you can take a video and upload it online. Add popular hashtag like #SiraoFlowerFarm, #SiraoPeak, #MiniAmsterdam, and #MiniAmsterdaminCebu to increase visibility and engagement.

NOT JUST SELFIES
On the other hand, here’s the sad reality: the celosias aren’t treated properly. People are not just simply taking pictures but ruining the beautiful celosias in Sirao Flower Farm. With hundreds of Cebuanos flocking to Sirao every day, I cannot help but feel sad about the status of the celosias and how they are treated by the visitors. 
Wha…

30 Times Zuprome Says 'Thank You'

As part of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, today I will thanking 30 people/things/anything-I-like for whatever-reason-I-know. If it sounds a bit crazy, well, it is. 
Zuprome says thank you to these 30 people/group/things/technologies/whatever-it-is for helping me survive each day of my life and as a blogger in Zuprome. My sincerest gratitude to you, my fellow mates and partners in crime.

1. UP Cebu
To my alma mater, thank you for teaching me all the random things in this world. With you, I wouldn’t be able to meet the crazy people of my life and I am most grateful of accepting me in your university. I hope, at the end of the day, it’s not just me who’s always proud of you. Mayta ikaw sad nako.

2. Family
To my Mama, Lola and everyone who have always been on my side no matter what happened, thank you for believing in me. Thank you for helping me become what I am and owe every success I got to all of you. I will do my best to make you proud of me.

3. Sunset Drive
My home for about seven …

Best of Zuprome: 10 Most-Read Posts and Lessons Learned from 30 Day Blogging Challenge

It has been 25 days since I started joining this 30 Day Blogging Challenge of Cebu Blogging Community. Out of the 26 blog posts, I decided to curate the top 10 most-read blog posts and give some takeaway from these blogging journey that you can on your blog, too.

Since I started joining the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, no challenge has passed without me accepting it. Today, we were tasked to write a blog post covering 10 of the blog posts from this challenge. With that, I decided to curate this 10 most-read blog posts.

 10 MOST-READ BLOG POSTS
10. How This Blog Became Zuprome
Okay, I didn’t expect this blog post to get attention from the community. I was just told to be vain for a moment and talk about myself. I don’t know how to be not too vain so I decided to write about the history of Zuprome. With this entry being included in the top 10 most-read blog posts this month is a shock to me. Why would vanity be something that people love to read?

If you dare, you can read about the histor…

How to Protect Yourself from Cebu Haze

Yes, the air in Metro Cebu is already considered unhealthy for sensitive groups according to Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-7). Cebu Daily News confirmed that there is haze in Cebu, as there are ‘small dust particles exceeding the allowable limits’ present in the air.

ABOUT HAZE, SMAZE, AND NEWS BITES
What is haze? According to Wikipedia, it is an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky.
What is smaze? It’s basically haze plus smoke or air pollution in the metro.
What caused Cebu haze? According to Cebu Daily News, Mactan weather bureau chief Alfredo Quiblat and atmospheric physicist Gerry Bagtasa believed that the haze is from the ongoing forest fires in Indonesia. This has to be verified in the coming weeks after getting all the results of the tests conducted.
Is this haze just in Metro Cebu? No, it’s not exclusive to Cebu. PAG-ASA also confirmed that haze is present in Davao, Cagayan and Palawan.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM …

List of Top Universities in Cebu

Who are the top performing universities in Cebu?
It’s difficult to find the top universities in Cebu without the guidelines for such list. If given a chance, I wouldn’t want to create this blog, and it’s the CHED and other academic institution’s job to come up with this list. Giving my personal opinion doesn’t make a credible source and I know that students will always insert their opinion and extend their support to their university.
Having a credible list is definitely a challenge. The following can be basis for your personal ranking: board exam rating, performance of graduates, courses offered, teacher quality, and teacher-to-student class ratio.

With that, I need your help by voting the best universities in Cebu. If you believe that the university included on this list isn’t performing well, you can vote it down.


(Disclaimer: This is an unofficial ranking and only based on the respondent's views and opinions. This does not represent the blog site's opinion in general.)

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10 Famous Streets in Cebu

Have you been to Cebu City? The Queen City of the South is the one of the most popular cities in the Philippines along Manila and Boracay.
If you are a Cebuano, you have probably realized that many streets in Cebu are named after famous people in history. I decided to gather 10 common streets in Cebu and create a list of meaningful information about these streets.
1. Colon Avenue
Named After: Christopher Columbus (c.1450/1451–1506)
Trivia: Cristobal Colon, or more popularly known as Christopher Columbus to many, is an Italian explorer. He has completed 4 voyages across the Atlantic ocean.
Location: Colon Street is in downtown Cebu. Previously known to be the center of commerce in the city, Colon is now to known to be the Divisoria of Cebu.

2. Gorordo Avenue
Named After: Bishop Juan Bautista Perfecto Garces Gorordo (1862–1934)
Trivia: Did you know Bishop Juan Bautista Gorordo is one of the former Bishop Emeritus of Cebu from 1910 to 1931?
Location: Gorordo Avenue expands from Colegio…

How To Survive the UP Cebu Lifestyle According to Alumni

The University of the Philippines Cebu is looked up to as among the top universities in Cebu and the Visayas. That label is not drawn from thin air. The UP Cebu lifestyle is unique, being the university that demands the most out of its students. More than academic excellence, UP Cebu students are expected to be involved with the community at large in living up to their Iskolar ng Bayan tag. If that in itself is not yet too daunting as an expectation to live up to, the UP Cebu lifestyle also requires learning to get along with different personalities, make do with meager learning resources, help shape up school policies, uphold academic freedom, and stand up for what you think is right. Because of such a demanding lifestyle, not every UPCAT passer ends his or her UP Cebu journey with a diploma in hand.
But there are those who made it to the end, some barely surviving yet some doing it with flying colors. We asked those who went through living the UP Cebu lifestyle and earned their muc…

10 Lovely Photos of UP Cebu on Instagram

Have you fallen in love with UP Cebu yet? If not, this collection of photos might just do that.
Upon doing a regular search on Instagram one day, I realized that UP Cebu is a picturesque university that is both close to nature and, of course, close to the heart of every Iskolar.
Here are 10 lovely photos were taken inside the UP Cebu campus that proved this place is full of stories we all want to hear. As a UP Cebu graduate, here are 10 things I realized while looking at these photos.

1. We Know Oble
A photo posted by Rebekah (@_rebekahxd_) on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:56pm PDT
We have met Oble since we stepped into this university, or even before. We have been children of Oble that know one thing: we are here not just to study but be involved in the community. 

2. We Are Oble
A photo posted by Trinidad C. S. (@chmarkme) on Mar 23, 2015 at 8:38pm PDT
You may have noticed it yet but we are the Oblation. As Oble, we are brave enough to speak out the reality.

3. We Fight For Our Rights
A photo post…