[VLOG] FAILING IN DUMAGUETE

They say if you want to get to know your significant other, go on a trip!

On this trip, I learned that we are still the biggest babies in the world but we are unphased when there is food involved.

I’m so happy to be able to share these special memories with all of you and I hope you love them as much as I do!

We love you all,
The Pissa’s

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Philippines’ First Archery Tag/ Laser Maze & Largest Laser Tag Arena Is Now In Cebu!! The Barracks @ J Center + Giveaway! (CLOSED)

The Philippines’ first archery tag arena can be found smack dab in the middle of the best place on earth, Cebu, all thanks to The Barracks. If archery isn’t your thing, they’ve also got the largest laser tag area in the city, a lazer maze & hover ball so you can enjoy to your hearts content.

ARCHERY TAG

The Barracks’ archery tag consists of a large field filled with bunkers/ hide out spots and targets plus, authentic and patented equipment to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment all throughout the game.

There are a few rules whilst in game such as proper decorum, how to score points and of course how to load, aim and release your bow and arrow.

I was able to hit someone a couple of times while getting hit only once. A piece of advice, form co-ed groups because getting hit on the shoulder by a guy WILL BRUISE YOU! Also, let your inner Everdeen flag fly high at all times. #icouldnthelpit

LASER TAG

With The Barracks’ laser tag arena being the largest (and by large, I mean LARGE!) in Cebu, a large group of friends can enjoy shooting and dodging each other with the finest, safest and most technologically advanced equipment available in the market.

The arena (which was too dark to document) is designed with rows and columns of hiding spots that competitors can use as shields and hiding spots while in play.

Shooting is fairly easy and identifying your opponents is just as simple to do- so simple that I scored 2nd highest among the winning team. Yes, that was a humble brag.

LASER MAZE

Tap your inner ninja through the laser maze as you try to work around and dodge “laser beams”. There are 4 difficulty levels- easy, moderate, hard and expert and a maze challenge that is time based.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try out the laser maze during my visit which is fine because now I have more reason to come back!

Laser Maze

Posted by Laser Kingdom Cebu on Thursday, March 16, 2017

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GIVEAWAY

I’ll be giving away 5 P300.00 GC’s to one lucky person so you and your friends- all you need to do is:
(1) Like The Barracks on Facebook/ Instagram
(2) Follw me on Facebook/ Instagram
(3) Tag 4 friends in the comments section of this or this photo.

I will be announcing the winners by Saturday, June 24, 2017.

See you there!!

Issa P.

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Enjoy Nature at Terrazas de Flores, Busay + GIVEAWAY!

Nothing makes a great success story than the kind that is built from the love of ones family which is exactly how this botanical wonderland came to be.

Terrazas de Flores is the only flower terraces in the Philippines located in Malubog, Cebu City. It’s a quick 15 minute drive from JY Square, approximately 1 km away from the La Tegola- Busay road and is home to 127 species of plants and flowers, beautiful art and fascinating poetry.

This flower terraces, which was designed by the owner himself with the help of upland farmers, is his expression of love for his 3 children. During a sit down session with Mr. Barrameda, he shared with us how many aspects of the area were created with his children in mind. His plans of creating a space for local artists to display their works is with his eldest daughter in mind as she is also a very talented portrait artist.

Here, guests can enjoy a selection of coffee, refreshments, pastries and simple yet delicious meals at a reasonable price. For a small entrance fee of P100.00, guests can enjoy the view, take beautiful photos, enjoy the scenery and relax by their cabanas.

FOOD

Terrazas de Flores serves wine, cold cuts & cheese platters, coffee, cakes and other refreshments.

While their menu is still being finalized, you can already enjoy some of their dishes for a little over a hundred. I suggest the mango cheesecake!

THE STRUCTURES

There are tons of places to hang out and enjoy the scenery at Terrazas de Flores. Whether you prefer hanging out by a small pond, inside their glass fixtures or outside surrounded by nature; there is definitely a spot open and welcome for you to relax at. I personally enjoyed hanging by the cabanas sipping on wine and sharing warm stories with a good friend.

THE GARDEN

As mentioned earlier, Terrazas de Flores is home to 127 species of plants and flowers that can be appreciated through the terrace formation in which the area was designed after. It’s the perfect location for photo ops, date nights or even just to take a break from the city and unwind.

To find out more about them and their upcoming relaunching activities, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

For inquiries and reservations, you may also reach them at 0917 653 4227.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Since it’s the month of LOVE, I will be giving away two tickets to 1 lucky person. These tickets entitle bearers to free admission and 1 cup complimentary coffee (each).

To find out how to win these, follow me on Instagram (@issaplease).

Stay Happy,

Issa P.

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No MiSTEAKS @ St. Moritz, Cebu

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I thank the Instagram and Facebook Gods yet again for leading me to a humble hotel/ restaurant that is quietly tucked away in the heart of my most loved city. If you’re a bit over 40 years old, St. Moritz might not be a secret to you as it is to us younger folks- apparently, it’s been around for a while.

Aged is definitely one of the words I would use to describe St. Moritz as it differs completely from the bustling, concrete walls and minimalist designs that oh-so-often fills our news feeds. Here, cold metal stools are wooden bar stools and linear furniture are cozy, comfortable floral fitted chairs. Sure, the interior may be a sight for sore eyes in some ways but it’s its quirkiness that grows on you plus their steaks are pretty damn good.

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Mother- daughter dates are always things that I look forward to especially if my mom gets the bill when it’s somewhere new and fun. I had already heard of St. Moritz and had added it to my list of places to go to so when my mom suggested to bring me there, I could not say no. Come on, who wants to eat a steak alone? No one.

We ordered a 450 gram rib eye steak for P1,100.00, had it slices into two and some pasta on the side just in case. Truthfully, we hardly even touched our pasta nor do I remember what it was. The steak was more than enough and I still have dreams about it until today…

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I usually prefer my steaks medium rare but after much contest from my mother who paid for lunch prefers her steaks grilled medium, I had no say in the matter. Either way, I fairly enjoyed it as the meat was juicy, soft and it melted in my mouth. In fact, I opted to skip the steak sauce and eat it as it is because it was pretty flavorful already and steak sauce would feel like an insult.

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Oh hello, I forgot about you…

Now if you can’t afford a steak or if you’re just looking for a new place to dine, try out or hide at then here’s a their full menu for you to contemplate on but I would push for the steak, of course. I wouldn’t wait too long to go there though, word around the city spreads fast and it is the Christmas season, after all.

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Lemme me know if you’ve had any of their other dishes and what you thought about them!

For more information check out their official website

For reservations/ questions, contact: +63 32 231 1148| +63 32 231 2408| +63 32 231 2477| +63 32 231 3436

Email: info@stmoritz-cebu.com

Operating hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 mn| Monday – Sunday

Live long & prosper,

Issa P.

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Lovey Doggy Cafe: The First and Only Dog Cafe in Cebu

Cebuano dog lovers rejoice- the first ever dog cafe in Cebu, Lovey Doggy Cafe, is finally open! Located at the GQS Plaza (in between UC Banilad & Petron Gas Station), you can now spend the afternoon cuddling with extremely cute and friendly furry friends of different shapes and sizes.

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For P100.00/ person, customers can spend a maximum of 1 hour inside the Playpen where you can also bring your four legged buddies inside- given that you can provide their updated vet cards. This small and reasonable fee, plus a minimum food/ drink purchase of P100.00/customer also allows you to lounge around their second floor which is cutely designed after outdoor parks except, with indoor ventilation. Yess.

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Once inside the playpen, customers can play and feed these friendly babies with the available doggy treats that are sold for only P10.00. I highly suggest that you invest in a couple of packs to catch their attention otherwise, you’ll end up chasing them and relying on your distraction skills to actually catch their attention (like what we had to do!).

There are a few rules that should strictly be practiced upon entering the playpen such as: no flash photography, no picking up & walking with the dogs, no feeding of human food and etc. These are to ensure the safety of the dogs and of the customers so that everyone can have a good time. I highly encourage everyone who plans to make a visit to the cafe to take the time to read these rules because dogs can be as playful or as vicious as you make them so it’s always good to be safe and to treat them with the utmost care and respect.

A few breeds that inhabit Lovey Doggy are: a Corgi, a couple of Pugs, a French Bulldog, a Siberian Husky, a Poodle, a Beagle, a Pomeranian and a Chow-chow. They’re all friendly and bursting with energy but should be left alone during their “down” times- they eventually get tired from all the eating and playing, yo

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As far as interior goes, the second floor which is purely devoted to lounging and enjoying their food selections is beautifully decorated and perfectly maintains the whole “dog park” theme. With striped couches, comfortable lounge chairs and fake grass carpeting the floors, even your own pets will feel right at home with you as you wait for your turn at the playpen or relax after having spent some time playing.

I would definitely spend the day here with friends, kids and family!

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For doggy related updates, follow Lovey Doggy on their official Facebook account.

For reservations contact  0915 260 5059

Operating hours are everyday from 10:00AM – 10:00PM

Woof on,
Issa P.

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