Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cebu’s 36KM Rocks Coclea Lounge Bar with New Wave Music & Cool Rock this Friday, Nov 30!

The disco and Top 40 contemporary pop music ruled the 80’s music scene but one of the definitive genres that came out during this particular era the was the New Wave genre, a style of rock music popular in the late 1970s and peaked in the 1980s and the 90’s. New wave incorporated disco and electronica with heavy use of synthesizer . It was quite similar to punk rock before becoming a distinct genre.  
The punk rock group Devo was a precursor to new wave music

Your Roving Eye remembers the onslaught of New Wave bands from Europe like Modern English, The Smiths, The Cure, Simple Minds, Prefab Sprout, Pyschedelic Furs and a lot more.  Of course, purist enthusiasts of New Wave music would raise their eyebrows if one would insist on China Crisis, Aha or Pet Shop Boys as new wave groups. I worship the concert grounds that Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order, The Bible and Aztec Camera tread on.
Today’s generation have belatedly discovered the magic of new wave songs which tend to be rather melancholic and angsty. While some new wave lyrics focus on more typical themes, new wave is known for songs about unconventional subjects. Detached observations and philosophical musings about the world and pinings for unrequited love or the objects of one’s affections are also the frequent topics and recurring themes in new wave songs.  

Back in 1990, in nearby Cebu, a group of high school students banded together to form a new band out of their love for new music. 36KM, the New Wave band, recorded their first original composition “Lost Behaviour” and followed it up with “Worthless Pleasure” months after. It was during this time that Cebu music started to gain momentum as well with afternoon concerts evening gigs becoming a craze. 36KM’s biggest gig that time was fronting for After Image, one of the biggest Pinoy rock bands that time and one of the acts that they looked up to.
36KM: Cebu’s Premier New Wave Band to rock 
Coclea Lounge Bar
College life made them lie low for a while but their years of hiatus stopped when an invite to open up for a Sugar Hiccup concert in Cebu brought them back together as a one night/ reunion gig of sorts. Fast forward to 2016, two members of the band decided to pursue again where they left off and it was to come up with an album. On January 2017, 36KM had a reunion concert during the reunion concert of Sugar Hiccup in Cebu. The band is currently playing gigs and the once a month “New Wave Session” in different pubs while recording the materials for the album with the sound of the old 36KM still intact, infusing a crispier sound a more mature message ingrained in the rebirth of 36KM, hailed as the premier New Wave band in Cebu. 

Ferdie Minoza, vocalist/ guitars, Chris Aliman, bass, Benjie Fernandez, guitars, Blaire Kabahar, drums and Lloyd Escarion, guitars who make up 36KM will rock Coclea Lounge Bar on November 30, 8 pm. 
Dubbed “The 80’s New Wave Band of Cebu” this mega live concert presented by San Miguel Beer is definitely going to be an evening of rockin music, nostalgic trip and the perfect time to jam with friends! 
 a typical night at the Coclea Lounge Bar

General admission at P150.00

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mister & Miss BQ Mall 2018 Highlights

It was a jampacked Mister & Miss BQ Mall 2018 Grand Coronation held at BQ Mall’s Atrium yesterday. Your Roving Eye, along with dashing pilot Abdul Wallace & reigning Miss Bohol 2018 Raclaire Trigo, was given the daunting task of selecting the winning pair who would reign for a year as the mall’s image models and as goodwill ambassadors. 
Last year’s winners Joe Neil Quiamco & Perlie Jeverola flank the 2018 winning pair

L-R: 2nd RU Jaymar, Best in Gown Sheila, 2nd RU Mercedes, 
Mr & Ms BQ Mall 2018, 1st RU Denissa & 2nd RU Edbert

The pageant is the glamorous highlight of BQ Mall’s 15th year anniversary celebration. It was an entertaining & fast- paced production that combined topnotch styling, computer graphics & amazing light & sound system complete with a LED wall setup. Top female event host Grace Revita Amora did a great job in making the pageant more exciting and entertaining. 
Christmas & anniversary sale at BQ Mall!
the top finalists before the announcement of winners
Mallgoers witnessed the grand finale of Mr. & Ms. BQ Mall 2018
TAWAG NG TANGHALAN FAME. Boholanos Jun Carlo Coscos &
Floryn Vergara dazzle the crowd with their vocal styling 
JUDGES: Raclaire Trigo, Abdul Wallace & Raul Gatal
the top three in exquisite gowns by designer Kim Villamor
  Your Blogger with 1st RU Denissa Owen
Event host Grace Revita Amora
Your Roving Eye with top hair & make up artist Princess & outgoing queen Perlie 
Technical crew behind the ligh, visual effectst & sound system
Pageant finale was staged at BQ Mall’s Atrium 
After the male and female candidates competed in the swimwear, onstage interviews and formal evening wear, the top three scorers from the male and female categories advanced to the final Q & A that would help determine the winning pair.


MALE CATEGORY. King Brillo Alo lived up to the majesty & regal air of his name as he was crowned Mister BQ Mall 2018. He also scooped the Best in Formal Wear, Mr. Photogenic, Mr. Congeniality & Mr. IO Eco Beauty Shop. 1st RU was Edbert Kenn Duhaylungsod who also won Best in Swimwear. 2nd RU was Jaymar Buday who also won Mr. Social Media & Best in Interview. Maynard Bungabong was named Best in Production Number & Mr. Talent.

FEMALE CATEGORY. Cherimae Pino of Ubay was crowned Miss BQ Mall 2018. She was also named Best in Swimwear & Best in Interview. 1st RU was Denissa Lorelle Owen who also won Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, Miss Social Media & Miss Talent. 2nd RU was Ma. Mercedes Cutanda who also won Best in Production Number & Miss IO Eco Beauty Shop. Shiela Salmasan was named Best in Evening Gown.
SPECIAL THANKS: Pageant Emcee Grace Revita Amora, Pageant Chair Ms. Ebone C. Ong, Organizer Charmie Dy Dabalos with assistance from JB Perenio, Pageant Director Tamara Lobregat & Kim Villamor for the production number outfits, swimwear, gowns & formal suits,  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Skin Pampering Session at Aesthetica One

Subjecting our skin to long & frequent exposure to the sun and the elements eventually take its toll leaving the skin dry, wrinkled, discolored and damaged. The most basic and most effective skin care tip is to avoid the sun and apply sunblock. 

But if you’re someone whose line of work is facing & meeting people and has to look good all the time or if your line of work takes you outdoors and you’re at the mercy of the glaring sun, then drop by or book an appointment. 
Your Roving Eye after the pampering session

Despite my very hectic schedule over the weekend, Your Roving Eye did exactly that and managed to squeeze in a skin pampering session at Aesthetica One where I was given the Oxyjet Peel with PDT Light treatment to cleanse the skin, unclog the pores thus sparing the skin from pimples, to lighten the pigments & reduce skin flaws, to moisturize & rejuvenate the skin. 
The treatment was so soothing that I was even lulled to sleep. The continuous stream of water on the skin made me feel reinvigorated, refreshed and relaxed. Dr. Pauline Lim- Ramos later explained that the Oxyjet Peel is an all-natural, pain- free skin treatment procedure designed to improve the appearance and texture of your skin. It gently cleanses, unclogs pores and removes dirt that naturally build-up in your skin. 
Your Roving Eye with Miss Silka Bohol 2018 Catherine Tabaniag
& Dr. Pauline Ramos of Aesthetica One
The treatment handpiece sucks out all the dirt & dead skin cells out of your face like a vacuum and at the same time, gently massages your skin to promote blood circulation therefore, making you look vibrant and rejuvenated naturally. The Oxyjet Peel is the ultimate treat to achieve youthful, radiant and flawless skin. 
Your Roving Eye during the actual session

For your own Oxyjet Peel treatment and for other skin care regimens & treatments, visit Aesthetica One, the advanced skin care specialist located at the Lim Hong Khu Medical Arts & Wellness Center 3rd Floor, Gallares St. Tagbilaran City

Saturday, November 10, 2018

And Kristin Gayle Turns 18

Early this year, Engr. Jes Omac and his wife Mrs. Rinelyn Solon Omac, tendered a thanksgiving dinner for their only daughter Kristin Gayle Solon Omac who turned 18. The older of two siblings is taking her senior high studies major in Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) at Cebu Doctors University in preparation of her plans to pursue Medicine for college. 
Kristin Gayle is resplendent in her EJ Relampagos gown
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana
Locale: Bohol Tropics Resort

Held at the Sandugo Ballroom of of Bohol Tropics Resort, the celebration which recognized Kristin’s journey from childhood to maturity also highlighted the virtues of family and social responsibility. Also incorporated into the program were the fitting and wearing of a new pair of shoes that symbolized the debutante’s stepping into the new world of a mature and grown woman. 
Maternal grandparents Rito & Nenita Solon / / 
Mom Rinelyn & Kristin during the symbolic shoe fitting
with debutante’s parents and only brother
With only brother Jess Kenneth & with paternal grandma Pilsun Omac
With Aunt Lalai Omac & family friend Geralee Supanga
Your Roving Eye with the unstoppable Centerstage Band 
With some of mom Rinelyn’s friends

Among those who joined in the 18 roses and 18 candles ceremonies were her close relatives, friends and classmates from VDT ALC. Her parents’ friends and classmates were also given prominent roles during the celebration. 
a selfie with her VDT ALC classmates
The Birthday Cake Ceremony
Dancing with the most important man in her life
With hair & make up artists Epz Relampagos & Lister Dela Cruz

A very emotional debutante extended her gratitude to her parents and to everyone who came

PHOTOS: TJ Medrana Photography
VIDEO: Rhapsody Concepts
ENTERTAINMENT: Centerstage Band
HAIR & MAKE UP: Epz Relampagos & Lister Dela Cruz
GOWNS: EJ Relampagos Couture
EMCEE: Raul Gatal

Henann Resort Hosts 24th Philwater International Conference

SATURDAY SWIRL. Panglao continues to shine and reinforce its reputation as the perfect destination and host for international conventions and conferences.
Your Roving  Eye with Catherine Tabaniag & PWWA organizer

The PhilWater Exhibit Area was another PWWA attraction   

HENANN RESORT A year and a month ago, October 18- 20, to be exact, the 24th Philippine International Conference and Exhibition in Water simply known as PhilWater 2017, was held  at the Henann Resort in Panglao, Bohol with the theme “ Shared Water Resources in River Basins for Sustainable Management & Development”.  

Cathy with three ladies all the way from Lemery, Batangas
Among the movers & shakers of the water industry 
The Philippine Waterworks Association or PWWA, the umbrella organization of the government & private agencies and individuals in water supply development organized the three- day confab. 
A selfie right before the program
Standing tall inside  the Henann Resort Convention Hall
PhilWater 2017 had PWWA Pres. Eulogio Agatep, Gov. Edgar Chatto & Mayor Nila Montero leading local organizers in welcoming delegates coming from all parts of the country and abroad. 
Last- minute prepping for the Fellowship Night
Your Roving Eye and Bohol's pride, Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag who was Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Runner Up hosted the 24th PWWA Fellowship Night held at the cavernous ballroom of Henann Resort.

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