Candidates, I mean Characters of "Once upon a time in Cebu"
Let me tell you a story, and let’s begin with a “and they left Cebu happily ever after.” So who are they? What happened in Cebu? Why were they happy? Well to tell you that story, contrary to the traditional story which starts with “It all began when…” or “Once upon a time…” This story I shall share will begin with how it all ended.
Once upon an ending three manila based bloggers by the name of Mica, Bong and Winston are off to Manila. But before they flew back to Manila a series of events happened which made a certain Photoblogger appreciate the beauty of Cebu.
Before ending the trip, the trio along with Sinjin, Doyzkie and The Photoblogger decided to go check the popular places in Mactan. It was fine Sunday afternoon when the sun was already about to set. Since the story is in reverse we’ll start with how we were already leaving the Mactan and were in Doyzkie’s car taking shots from his sky window.
A shot of the bridge road
They were in fact coming from a beautiful place as depicted by the picture below. The Marcelo Fernan Bridge actually has a pretty park underneath it. Doyzkie decided to take the gang there. Then the camwhoring happened
The beautiful park underneath the bridge
It was just around this time of the day where the waves playfully crash against the rocks along the shores of the park.
Crashing waves against the rocks under the bridge
The group also chanced upon some of the young locals jumping in the water.
Taking the leap
Did I mention that these people are camwhores? Oh yes they are worst imaginable camwhores possible. They feast on the delicious feeling of the camera flashing away their bodies. They shift their position this way and that. They don’t fear for the life of the poor camera which is slowly dying away till its last actuation. Want proof? Look below.
Bong wanted the same shot like winston's
As camwhoring is very dangerous for a normal person’s eyes so you may relax your eyes of the beautiful place before you continue damaging your eyes with the next photos.
Wide Angle shot of the bridge underportion
The Bridge park underneath
Okay I do hope you are ready for this. I will warn you that this will be unhealthy for your eyes.
Contrasting sizes of subjects
And that’s what happened underneath the bridge. Ever wondered why simple place visits turn into hour long visits? You just got a quick look of what happens.
Another shot of the majestic bridge
My first shot ever of Mactan's Marcello Fernan Bridge
Prior to the visit under the Bridge the gang decided to go to Mactan Shrine where more camwhoring actually happened. As to how the camera survived scientists and historians are still baffled by such endurance.
Mica shooting for her Project 52 weeks
Even statues in Cebu camwhore
Lapu lapu in his bronze splendor
Where the Battle of Mactan took place
So the story continues to move backward as we now see our adventurers the day before in the cold mountains of Busay. Ah yes, such a wonderful place to be in. Getting a good look of the city and yes, more camwhoring took place.
A crude shot of the City lights view
Of course with a mixture of wrong settings and a totally wrong white balance you can come up with a really “right” picture. Blue Doyzkie FTW!
Avatar Doyzkie in Planet mountain view
The tourists are now composed of Atty. Ouano, Bryan, Brian, Mica, Winston, Doyzkie (special thanks to him for bringing the gang around) and a certain anonymous character.
Mica also wanting to take flight
Bong thinks he can fly
While in Waterfront Lahug Bong and Mica decided they could fly. They did try but to their great dismay, the realized they were heavy to do so. Lesson learned is that only nuns can fly because they have habits which look like wings. Besides they look aerodynamic.
I tried to shoot the ballroom when these two jumped in
Then you also have those totally random objects not related to the story but you just can’t help it when they’re too cute to ignore
Too cute to be ignored
The following pictures that will follow will hopefully narrate the tragedy that occurred in Waterfront Cebu. The pictures are too sad too see so just scroll down a little bit fast..
It's like a cross between "Katorse" and "May Bukas Pa", though I remember Santino not to be a huge person
TOO LATE, YOU SCROLLED TOO SLOWLY, now you have to endure the pictures
Kani wala na gyud ko makasabot
Bryan and Brian
Mica and her Astroboy
(I have no idea what Bong is trying to do)
Maging sino kayo man
The gang actually ate in Oh George resto where Doy doy suggested. So armed with lotsa cash they dipped in this seemingly Chinese restaurant. (Chinese because you can see lots of them typical chinese families there)
Doy doy shelling out our money
A personal fave: Chicken Pot pie
Jambalaya, sausage rice which everyone enjoyed
Pesto and fish
Pork with garlic and herbs butter spread, mmmm.
Some peanut soup (I never touced it, I don't like peanut and soup together)
Mica taking a shot of the meal before devouring
Bryan no longer listening to the conversation
California Salad (I loved the combination of crab meat and mango)
Quesedillas for appetizers
Now we come to the end of the story which in fact is where the story actually started. You can see the gang doing whatever it is they do when they stay in Starbucks while trying to contribute to the lack of space in Ayala Terraces during a very very crowded weekend. Great job guys!
Atty. unaware of the happenings behind him
Bong indulging in intelligent convesation with fellow Youth-for-Chiz members
Mica pa-cute pose
The three manila visitors posing for the cam
And there you have it folks. The end of our story where it actually started. I do hope you enjoyed this little picture-story like a kindergarten student. (Don’t we just love those books with less words and more colorful pictures?)
Below are the pictures of the cast for this post’s story.
*I wrote the story in reverse because when I insert all images they were Chronologically reversed, so me being already frustrated and lazy decided to go with the flow.