The first time I saw the design of SM Seaside City Cebu, way before the first column was erected at its present site, I was in awe. Not only has it departed from the boxlike formula of old and the asymmetrical, longitudinal form that many of its current malls are designed, the circular form marks a turning point in terms of architecture. Over the past few months, I’ve been passing this structure from my home in Talisay to the airport and the city and back,…Continue Reading “Prepare to be blown away at Cebu’s newest mall”

Have you seen lately that Ask Diego TVC? Ask Diego shows a 7 year old kid giving online advice with the help of his family. He cutely asks, “How do I get a girlfriend?” and one by one, after checking their online devices, family members give him an answer. But other than the novelty of that kid, what struck me most was how the family, with their own gadgets were engaged online. It calls to mind what I have here in Cebu. When I’m back…Continue Reading “What happens at home when I’m not traveling?”