"The fast growing city in the Asian Region!" Cebu City by joiwatani
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Cebu City is very popular nowadays because of the YouTube's rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller by the inmates of Cebu prison! ! It has been watched seven million times all over the world!
But even before the YouTube sensation, Cebu City is a popular destination. It is popular among Asian businessmen because of its maritime industry. It is also popular among local tourists because of its natural beauty!
I was in Cebu City in 1989 for a job interview of my husband as an Assistant Country Director of Plan International. We travelled all over the city to check on all the on-going projects of Plan International, a non-profit organization.
Previously, I was in Cebu in 1981. It was one of those one-day stop over of the ship that my mother and my siblings boarded. The ship, Sulpicio Lines, stopped over Cebu to get more passengers going to Davao City.
I stopped by the city to buy Otap to bring home as 'pasalubong' (gifts) to my family.
My mother and I usually stop by Cebu City to buy Otap. Otap is some pastry popularized by Cebuanos. It is like a cookie with some sugar crystals on top of the cookie!
P.S.This is an old picture here. This was taken in 1981 - the summer I graduated from St. Louis University's Political Science Department. I met some friends on board the Sulpicion Lines' ship and we ended up being the neighbors in Kidapawan, North Cotabato. This was the last summer I had seen my uncle who died last year. I have not seen him since then.
- Pros:Definitely a place to come back to!
- Cons:I don't have enough time to explore the city!
- In a nutshell:The government of Cebu is cleaning up the system, figuratively and literally speaking!
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