Dramatic Whisper About GET OUT Movie

By: emelieempire on Friday, March 31, 2017 | 3

Get Out movie has just been released in Cinemas. This is an American comedy horror film written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener, and follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman's parents.

My friends and I really love this obviously. As a matter of fact, our feet get so itchy that we certainly allocate a time to watch the last full show at Ayala Cinema. The movie’s trailer also captivates me in a way that I want to find all the answers of the mystery circulating on.

I am literally in awe after watching it. The movie is so darn good! And because of that, here is my dramatic whispers regarding it:

1. I wish I have the skills same as leading lady in the movie in which I can alter who I really am. I can choose to be innocent or fierce anytime if I want to. But, sadly I don’t have. I just can’t do that.

2. Sometimes, when I go home, I tend to get very excited because I think of my dog patiently and eagerly waiting for me just like Daniel’s dog waiting for him. But so sad, I don’t have a real dog. I just have a fake huggable one.

3. “I love you no matter what you are.” You made me feel this deeply in the first part of our story, but you change. You lied in the end.

4. I wish my bestfriend still thinks of me or notices my absence if I’m not around messing with  everything. I miss her so much already. So sad we both have busy lives.

5. Yes, you can alter my brain and put any stuff you want in it, but No, you cannot change the real me. So back off!

6. No matter how the situation hurts you, how dark it gets, how hard on you part… you are never out of the fight because you are made to endure them all. Please remember that.

Cebujobs.ph: Your Accessible Key Towards Employment

By: emelieempire on Friday, March 31, 2017 | 3

“I am writing this blog post in order to help job seekers and employers.”

It is graduation season again. Congratulations to all the graduates! A firm and proud pat on the shoulder to all of you for making it through the years despite all the challenges and hardships. The fruit of all the labors is already on hand. Take it, loud and proud! Welcome to the real world… and welcome to the world of unemployment. Wait, what?!

Yes you heard it right. Most of us when we graduate, the following day right after the graduation, we become automatic members to the “unemployed” squad. Unless you are the lucky chosen one who got accepted in the company of your internship or if you have backers out there willing to endorse you to the companies. But for those who are solo, don’t fret. No worries because there’s good news. Cebujobs.ph is here to help you.

If you are also an existing employee and willing to venture more in the field of your career or much more than that, then this is also helpful to you. There is Cebujobs.ph, thankfully.

If you are an employer seeking for potential employees out there, then Cebujobs.ph is for you.

Cebujobs.ph is local jobsite that helps everyone specifically with employment or careers. It offers opportunities for career advancement and personal growth. It helps you apply for the right job or discover the right people fit for your job. Any job you can think of is here whether its about health, government or engineering. It is made to help applicants get their dream job including the fresh graduates as well as to aid employers in finding best people that best fit in the job being offered.

I am an applicant, what will I do?

Simple. You just have to follow these easy three steps!

1. Create an Account or Login if you already have an account. Go to http://www.cebujobs.ph/register-applicant and fill in all necessary information.

2. Browse your dream job or dream company. Choose a Job or a Company of your preference. Select in the encircled menu.

3. Apply the job.

I am an employer, where do I’ll go?

Simple. You just have to follow these easy three steps to find amazing people fit for your job!

1. Create an Account or Login if you already have an account. Open http://www.cebujobs.ph/register-employer and fill in all necessary information.

2. Post details of your company and the jobs you offer.

3. Search for potential applicants.

That is easy-peazy as one, two, three! Increase your chances of grabbing your dream job. Or if you are an employer, increase the chances of hiring qualified people.

Let the search begin. Happy hunting everyone! Use Cebujobs.ph as a portal to your dreams. Get connected today!

Experience A Best Summer Adventure at JPark Waterpark and Resort Cebu

By: emelieempire on Friday, March 31, 2017 | 12

As I put the sunblock all over my legs and shoulders, I feel the gentle hot wind slowly blowing my dark, messy hair. The sun tenderly bathes my brown skin, while the soft white and golden sand calmly caresses my tired feet. Moderate waves singing to a perfect rhythm of swimmers' laughters and smiles. Yes, it's summer and I am at the beach! 

“Good times and tan lines”, my favorite line when talking about summer. Yes, it is summer! I’m super excited to know where you want to go and what activities you want to do in this happiest season of the year. If you haven’t think of it yet, then continue reading on because I will share to you my best yet summer experience for this year.

“I go to JPark Island Resort & Waterpark, Cebu! I am totally inlove with the place, the activies and the people!” :)

JPark Island Resort & Waterpark, Cebu is a well-known resort destination in Cebu Philippines. Whether you are solo  or with friends and family, the resort has really bunch to offer. Food, service, environment, rides, tour and more to offer to you. Almost all of my workmates have been here already except me. Luckily, I am finally able to tick this  off from my bucketlist item because I get to experience its beauty and charm. What’s more happy is, I am with my millennial friends. Basically, I can be who I really am when I am with them.

Activities and adventures I take:

1)      Chill and relax in the gigantic lobby. Unlike any other lobby, this is actually an open area, meaning it is not air-conditioned, and I liked it so much! I can grasp all the fresh air I needed in my lungs and life, haha. Plus, the really captivating chandeliers catch my attention.

2)      Tour the resort. The resort is really huge. Prepare to be amazed!

3)      Swim like a free fish in Amazon River. This is my most favorite part of the resort. I can stay here all day if I want to! This is a circular pool wherein the water’s current will just carry you round and round even when not moving and just lying on the lifebuoy (a.k.a salbabida). The colorful figures beside the pool just add happiness to my lonely during this adventure.


4)      Lay on bench and beach. One of the many things I want this summer. All the life problems seem to evacuate from my brain at this moment.

Pak ganern!

5)      Eat all I can during buffet lunch. Meat, vegetables, desserts, sushies, pizzas or any food at your choice, go grab them!

6)      Going intense with water rides. This is also my favorite. I can’t explain the feelings during these. All I can say is that this is crazily fun and intense.

7)      Fast and furious Go Kart driving. Releasing the child spirit in me. I don’t really know how to drive motorcycles and bicycles. I am very happy to finally able to taste the feeling of being a driver through this ride.

Happy riders! (Photo by Carlo)

First Ever TECH LADIES Event in the Philippines

By: emelieempire on Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 11

Unlike long time ago where women were just servants to men, women nowadays in almost ¾ of the world now possess equal rights to men. Gone are the days where women’s tasks are limited only to household chores and taking care of the children in the family. Thanks to the people who fought for women gender equality and pushed movements/activities letting the whole world know that women, just like men, are far more than any of that!

One of the great worth-mentioning communities that support and inspire women is Tech Ladies. This is a community for women that originated in Asia with a purpose to connect, learn, and advance women as programmers in the tech industry.

Tech Ladies is blossoming in Southeast Asia countries but not yet present in the Philippines. So, a group of independent techy women in Cebu wanted the community be expanded in the country. Thus, the birth of the the first ever Tech Ladies event in the Philippines that was held in Cebu City last February 24, 2017 at A Space Cebu.  The event encompassed lightning talks and networking over drinks. The main goal of the activity focused on motivating and supporting local women techmakers strive more for excellence and merit. It was a fun-filled getting to know session, great sharing of life struggles and creative gathering for women in Cebu.

What are the activities?
Games – By this, I really mean fun games! We wanted all women to be friends with each other and this is one way to achieve that. “The boat is sinking” game was very amusing. Through this, attendee’s talents that ranged from dancing, singing to beatboxing were flaunted and showcased in the open.
Motivational Talk for Women – There were three women speakers in the tech world who delivered very inspirational messages conveying the thought that women can be anything despite of struggles and challenges along the way.

Why did I join this?
I was a beginner programmer before I switched to System Administration kind of profession. I am an absolute supporter when it comes to women’s activities and improvement. Meeting new friends, listening to their unique life stories and learning a lesson or two are basically one of my 'wants' at this current stage of my life. I also believe that there’s more unimaginable things we can do.

This event is organized by independent women in tech volunteers in Cebu and our community partner A SPACE. Additional thanks go to our sponsors HappyWebs and Third Team Media.

A Letter To My 23-Year-Old Self On International Women’s Day

By: emelieempire on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 16

March is the month to commemorate International Women’s Day. To be exact, it is March 8 of every year. What does it mean and why I decided to write this letter?

What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day is a celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Its first modern celebration was held in 1914, on March 8. The day was declared as national holiday in the Soviet Union in 1917. It was mostly celebrated by socialists and communist countries until UN adopted it. (Based on my research.)

Why am I writing this letter?
I am writing this letter to let me know that I have not forgotten myself especially on this month of commemoration for women. At this young age, I’ve been through convenient and difficult times of life that I never imagined before. So, this letter is for me because I reckon I deserve to be acknowledged on this day.

Aside from that, I write this with a hope to raise awareness and encourage other people like you, the one reading this, to construct something about yourself and for yourself because if it is not you, who else would do that?

Lastly, I write this so that I can have something to read, smile or even frown when I am older than 23. Especially that few sleep from now, that numeral figure will be a whole lot different even number soon.

Dear 23-year-old Emelie,

Hey, you! Ugh, I can’t believe you are twenty-three years old by now. It seems you are just seventeen years old this morning. How are you doing? I notice you have a very hectic schedule lately. Please don’t forget to pause and have a little break every once in a while.

I write this letter because I have a weekly blog assignment to do, hahaha. Just kidding! I write this letter to let you know that you deserve a message like this. You are entitled to where you are currently. You are loved since from the very beginning of your life's journey until your physical departure from Earth. I recognize all your determination and struggles. You are special and I am proud of you, girl! Please continue to amaze me.

You are an angel sent from above.
Do you remember your parents' love story? That same old, adorable and ultimate love story that your mother used to tell for nth times when you were a kid?  How the gods favored their love amidst all the odds and trials? You see, you are a love baby made sacredly on that one cold evening (or day) of August 1992.
You are loved bountifully and unconditionally by your parents and so are your siblings. Please remember that when you feel empty, lonely and abandoned. You have their shoulders to lean on and ears to whisper to.

You are determined and passionate on what you do.
Though you haven’t gotten out totally from your shell before (or even until now), “Small but Terrible” that’s what you are. From carrying 12 kilograms worth of books, notebooks and other school supplies daily in elementary days to dreadful sleepless college nights due to your #goodstudent goals of perfecting every single holy exam at school and passing the scholarship's expectations from you.
From a total alien with zero knowledge anything about computer to this point wherein you manage and troubleshoot corporate computers/servers.

You are a fighter and a fast learner.
Those alone moments in your room that feels like forever and literally have no one to talk to. You become independent!
That time when you passed the screenings of many companies and caught up confuse on what to choose. It was hard, really confusing. But then, that inner quality of you of being resilient and a little bit undecided (lol) immersed. You chose what’s near to your heart and best for you. In that way, your skills were honed. You grow as a reliable individual in almost every aspect of work that you do. Your passion for learning and pushing your limits to exceed have helped you a lot especially now. Please continue to outshine!

You are a risk taker and an opportunity chaser.
I will never forget that time you voted yourself to be one of the officers of your particular organization (#bagagFace). How could you do that? Luckily, the people supported your advocacy (lucky jud). I salute the courage, hahaha!
That time also when you raised your hand, like Katniss Everdeen, to be one of the pioneer volunteers for one of Cebu's local technology organization (feeling celebrity). That was very challenging yet very fulfilling now! And all other events and activities you’ve been into; including those future ones (fingers-crossed).
You got it girl, keep moving forward as long as you know you are enjoying the fruits of what you're doing.

You need to take care of your health.
Like seriously! Health is wealth. I know you are very hesitant when it comes to alcoholic drinks, that's good! But come on, you can drink some or even go to parties. Just do it moderately and don’t do what everyone else is doing, you know.
Exercise as well. And by that, I mean you should start your Fitness and Fashion blog in mind right now! (Soon!)

You heart configuration is deadly. Please watchout!
Heartbreaks are normal in your life. When you love, you have the tendency to give it all at once in the open. You bare everything. Some people whom you have offered your love, your everything will probably not need it. As a result, you will doubt yourself. You will feel useless and stupid. So the next time if you are gonna you do it, choose the deserving people. Don’t forget to reserve some love for yourself.
Remember: You are worth it needless of what others say.

You are a dreamer and unique specie.
This particular journey that you have is totally different from others. What others are doing can bring them joy and happiness. What you are doing can also bring you joy and happiness, well with a little amount of struggles. Don’t be afraid to follow what you want. Whenever you hear others say that you got an impossible dream, nope, listen to your inner voice because it is possible! Just remember to be back on track after your life detours.

Yourself :*

Healthy Filipino Foods at Hikay Restaurant

By: emelieempire on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 10

It has been few weeks now and I have been thinking to include “Fitness” as one of the niches to focus in my blog. Why do I choose that? Well, it is because I am thinking of its good and long-term effect on my being and other people as a whole (those who follow my blog). With that in mind, I am slowly starting to write posts relating to “Fitness”. In this post, I will not tackle about workouts/exercises yet. I will first talk about healthy food options to try in Cebu City. Foods that have good effect to the fitness and wellness of our body.

Another Filipino restaurant in Cebu City that I definitely love is HIKAY. This place is perfect for ‘food celebrations’ of any occasion as what the name translates in English. Dine with your family, friends, colleagues or anyone else in this polished food place and be prepared to have your taste buds puffed with the healthy and delightful cuisine they serve. They offer unlimited rice so have your tummy ready, just watch out for possible excess carbs you may take in.
They have two store branches that I know. One is located in Calyx Building at IT Park and the other is in 3rd Floor of SM City Mabolo.

Together with my friends, we tried dining in SM City branch few days ago. The place is so elegant with beautiful lights scheme and interior design. I also like the attractive hand wash area and the cozy toilet.

Each of the staff is friendly to me and they make sure to cater all my needs when dining. We even ate together with the site manager, Renz, in one table. He is super friendly.

Healthy foods I’ve eaten and why I love them:

1. Baked Scallops
Scallop is always one my favorite seafoods. Now this time, the yummy-buttery goodness of scallops that I have always been craving for has been served and boom, I dribble!
Vitamin B12 checked!

2. Crispy Pata
Crispy Pata is one of those that I always like to eat in the office working as a night shifter. Too bad stores offering this menu often closes during night time and I end up in fast foods. Crispy Pata in Hikay is tasty and crunchy. Thinking about the crisp and the protein it provides makes me a happy eater!

3. Kalderetang Kanding
I am never a fan of eating goat meat because of its smell. Guess what, I eat a few spoonful during this time because the meat was just exceptional. Yes there is still that little clingy smell but it is not as harsh same to those I tried before.
Low calorie, fat and cholesterol totals make me love goat meat in Hikay.

4. Adobo Pusit
Luscious squid in a platter is literally heaven in my eyes. Oh, so yummy!
B vitamins and iron checked!

5. Sotanghon Guisado
Think about that sotanghon guisado cooked by your mom only with a little twist. Yes, that is this menu all about. Carb the body up in preparation for our workouts soon!

6. Halang na Saang
I really have an unforgettable experience when it comes to eating meat of saang or “spider shell” in English. The feeling of eating thick rubber bands before was hilarious. That’s why I kind of hesitate to taste this menu. Luckily, Hikay’s saang meat is not same as what I tasted before. The meat is just easy to chew and I have nothing to worry about detachment issues of my braces’ bracket, lol!
Protein checked in this menu!

7. Manok Tinola
As soon as I taste this, I automatically remember my bukid life. Fresh bisayang manok tinola. No ouncy fatty oils just meaty chicken loaded with papaya and green leafy vegies with protein.

Juicy and sweet fish meat paired with sliced tomatoes is just so healthy. Omega vitamins checked!

9. Dessert: Fried Ice Cream Vanila, Cassava Cake, Biko with Latik and Leche Flan


Happy faces. Full tummies.

Of all these foods, what do you want to eat right now?

Carenderia Ni Eton: Must-Try Kan-Anan in Argao Cebu

By: emelieempire on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 11

Argao, the place I have been longing to tour because of its beautiful cultural and heritage setting as well as its famous torta delicacy! I finally set my feet on this beautiful place two weeks ago. Unlike other people, I was not there during daytime. I was there at night time because a good friend invited us to have a quick visit in their eating place. The transportation and food expenses were free; so, who am I to “No” to that? Besides, I was vacant that time so that’s why my answer was “Yes”.

The place :)
If you visit Argao next time, you should try eating at Carenderia Ni Eton. This is a restaurant managed by Robert Yap and is located near the main road, in front of GD gasoline station. Carenderia Ni Eton was made out of Robert’s love to his fallen police brother whose nickname was “Eton”. After the death of his elder brother, he was left with all family responsibilities. He figured he needed to do something about it in order to sustain the family’s needs. He thought of starting a food business and thus the birth of Carenderia Ni Eton food place.

Wellbein, Robert, Me and Rady :)
The restaurant’s tagline is “Hapit Ug Mangaon Ta bai!” ("Come And Let’s Eat" in english). Robert was very accommodating. He and his whole staff were super friendly. They wore smiles all the time! They served us these very delectable foods.

These were the foods we ate. You must try these, too! For sure you will love the hot and mouth-watering pochero just like I did.

Chicken barbecue

Pork barbecue


Ready, get, set... eat!

Mango Float and Leche Flan
We also got to visit Argao’s famous Torta manufacturing site and were able to taste their torta and cookies.

Chitang's Torta - pastry similar of a cupcake topped with cheese, raisin and sugar.

Chitang's cookies

Thai And Filipino Food Taste

By: emelieempire on Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 12

Asian foods are exceptional! Asia, being the largest and most populous continent, it is home of various cultures and of own characteristic cuisine. In this post, I will share to you my experience about an Asian food event that I attended. It is all about Asian savor and I call it “Thai and Filipino Food Tasting”. This is what I love about staying in Cebu, it is one of the top food trip destinations and variety of choices is not a problem. You just have to prepare a little amount of cash and you are good to go.

The participating food stores were Thai Street PH and Orange Karenderia.

Thai Street PH – This is a food stall that serves Thai foods and is making its way to Sugbo Merkado SRP grounds near SM seaside starting this March 17, 2017. Owned by a very charming and friendly woman, Janine is her name. She lived in Australia for years and have tasted various cuisines. Thai foods made an impact to her taste buds and since then, she was motivated to start a business about it.

Orange Karenderia – This is a local food establishment offering Cebuano favorites and exotic dishes such as Linarang na Bakasi/Endong/Barracuda, Tinolang Dugso/Mamsa, Crispy Tuna Buntot and many more. This has many branches in the city but during this event, we tried the branch in Parkmall Cebu.

Thai and Filipino Foods I tasted and why they are so delicious:

1. Thai pork barbecue and cold Thai milktea 
– Compared to other barbecue I have tried out there, this Thai pork barbecue is the most tender barbecue I have ever tasted. The meat will just dissolve with just few crush. It is like cake inside my mouth. No extra effort in chewing. The flavor of properly marinated meat made me question Janine how she do the marinating process. “I marinate it the normal way”, she smiled. I know for sure she has lovable techniques in doing so and her charming character reflect to what she’s cooking/marinating. Amazeballs! This is best paired with rice because you know Asians, we love rice and it will be hard to survive without it.

As for the milktea, what really amazes me is its color. It is slightly different to what I usually order (well, from Filipino food stores haha). Orange, yes, its color is orange. I like the aroma as I sip the cold, sweet and thirst quenching liquid. I so love the fancy straw as well!

Thai pork barbecue with rice costs 150 pesos while Thai milktea costs 60-65 pesos. Eazy-peazy in the pocket! This gastronomic combo is deliciously a sure deal! I recommend it to you.

2. Betsy's Garlic Chicken
-Ever tasted fried chicken with sprinkled sesame seeds? Well, I haven’t before and this was my first time. I tell you, this is not your ordinary chicken menu. The way it melts in the mouth is truly breathtaking. I would not want to gulp them right away. I want it to touch my taste buds for longer time. Ugh! And the sauce, mouth-watering! This is one of my favorites! And yes, this is one of their best-sellers.

3. Crispy Tuna Belly
- Fish meat is always a good choice for my heart and this one not an exception to that list. Tuna Belly properly covered with smooth bread crumbs dipped in soury goodness sauce makes me eat fast. Lol!

4. Chicharong Bulaklak
- Cebuano people call this locally as “ginabot”. I am not really a big fan of it because it’s loaded with cholesterol and it’s not good for my (broken) heart, hahaha! But this one is good for my cheat days. I took a small piece of this during that night and yeah, it tasted good. I just didn’t bother to get an additional piece because my heart says no, no. But for sure, if you are a ginabot lover, I bet you will love this. Just look at the picture and you will know what I mean.

5. Pork Sisig
- A dish made of pig’s head and liver, seasoned with onion, onion leaves, calamansi and chili peppers.I never know Sisig can look as beautiful as Orange Karenderia’s pork sisig. Look at that, I kind of hesitate to destroy its good looks, lol. This is my second favorite!

In general, I highly recommend Thai pork barbecue and cold Thai milktea. Not only a quick break from your usual menu on the table, but also a quick break from chewing semi-hard meats that’s common in other food stores.
How about you, have you tried some of this? What is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below.