Monthly Archives: November 2012

Farewell: Luzon Lumber

Cebu City, Nov.26, 2012

This is a Followup of  Vanishing Soon: Luzon Lumber

I ended it with a call to Photographed the doomed building, and here are some of the pics:

Facebook friend Rhoel Balili Awit uploaded these on his Wall and tagged me.

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

But Joseph Cabrera posted this very sad state of Luzon Lumber;

Photo Credit: Joseph Cabrera

This was taken from the back portion of the building, that shows its the stage of demolition, in just a few weeks from now the area would be just a vacant lot.

Karaang Sugbo page posted this in his status:

In a few weeks time, Luzon Lumber will be nothing more than an empty lot. Please identify parts of the Luzon Lumber building you would like to be saved for posterity, something that future generations would appreciate and wonder what is it about Luzon Lumber and our collective childhood experience of rushing to the only place in Cebu City where they sell precut plywood boards for our school projects. 

Hopefully, with the kind indulgence of the owners, they would donate perhaps the old signboard, the old house number plate, a window or two to be preserved for posterity. Hopefully, when we see these items, we can look back and reminisce our schoolboy/schoolgirl days when we would rush to Luzon Lumber to buy materials for our school projects. Perhaps we can tell the future generation that on that spot once stood not only business but a landmark that was so unique in a bustling city of concrete; one of the last all-wood buildings in the area; Three walls of the building still stand, please take photographs and post them here and share your childhood stories. Time is ticking on this landmark building in downtown Cebu, while we may not be able to save the entire building, hopefully, we can save enough of it, so the future generation can understand what that business meant to the schoolboy/schoolgirl we once were.

It pains me to see a portion of Cebu’s Collective Memories will be gone very very soon..

So if you have time, place visit it and have your picture taken, they may take down the building but they can’t take away the memories.

Here is the Google Earth Screen Capture of Luzon Lumber.

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Vanishing Soon: Luzon Lumber

Cebu City,November 24, 2012

 

It has been closed for several moths already, the huge structure of wood in the corner of Sancianco and Leon Kilat Streets in this City.

It houses the Luzon Lumber, which is very well remembered for selling custom-cut plywoods that were very useful for school project the require a small piece of wood. But they sell also among others of course Lumber Materials.

When i arrived in Cebu, some years back, (hmm let just leave the date secret lest you would some up my age)  I live with my cousin who bake’s cake for a business. She does Cake for Wedding, which is multi-tier and made of plywood. Luzon Lumber was our supplier of those custom cut wood.

Lately I badly need a wood for my bed, so i went to Luzon lumber but it was close, I thought maybe it would open later, for in the recent year they had erratic schedule, but it never opened.

Then I read a Facebook post by Prof. Jojo Bersales of the University of San Carlos:

Notice/news flash:
The Luzon Lumber building at the corner of Leon Kilat and Sanciangko Streets is now being slowly demolished. Presently, the outside walls facing the street are intact, the south wall has been removed. “

The Floodgate of Memories opens, and here are some of the comment:

Randy Pable Napuli they will renovate it or the Emall is buying the lot?

Dexter F. Quinit kabantay ko bitaw ana sir nga gihinay na nila ug guba.murag intact pa tan awn kung nag atubang ka bldg pero wa na diay sulod.

Teng Sy Enn ayay! slowly nawala ang mga known sa area… 😦:(

Ailene-Elcon De los Santos I remember around 25 years ago mo anha mi og ako bro mopalit og mga pre cut wood panel para school project. I passed by 3 years ago and the grandeur is still there Walay nabag o except sa mga tapad . Maka recall jud sa HS life ig mo agi ko , hopefully b4 completely Ma demolished maka post og picture pa mo ” Karaan”

Breinn Tan Aguilar sayang noh. ngano kaha dili mo value ug treasure ang mga pinoy noh? dili kaau tig.preserve ug old buildings and the like ang mga pinoy. sayang. =/

Karaang Sugbo (Old Cebu) Posting as Jobers: i already contacted relatives of the owner the other month pa and I was told that there were no plans yet to demolish and i was promised that the signage “Luzon Lumber Company” would be turned over to the museo sugbo for temporary safekeeping just in case this happens. there is also a carromata marked “Luzon Lumber” inside that I had asked to be preserved or kept at the Museo temporarily…will check this out again.

 

Karaang Sugbo (Old Cebu) Posting as Harve: when I passed by earlier, wood panels of the west wall adjacent to Emall have been removed. The south wall is totally gone and the inside of the building can be viewed from Sanciangko St.,from the outside, one could see a hint of green paint on the second floor. Sections of the roof are also gone, leaving what remains of the structure open to the elements. While viewing the Cebu aerial photo after the September 1944 bomb run, one can clearly make out the roof as well as the outline of the building which was very close to the Cebu railway station.

 

Smarkies Anthony MorenoNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! didto pud ko tig palit mga gagmayng plywood pang project nako sa City Central School.

I really appreciate that building of all modern building in Cebu City, Every time maka kita ko anang balaya the faith of preserving of that house, abi nako protected na sa Cebu City.

I can still imagine those Antique Stall Number nga naka lansang pa sa each door.

 

And the list goes on..

All of them are saddened for the demised of a structure that harbors collective memories.

Since its a private property, there is nothing much we can do about it.

So if you have a Camera, be it point and shot or DSLR, please take a picture of this building before its too late.

 

 

 

 

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Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Advisory

 

 

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NOVEMBER 20-21 2012

ALL PUJ’S, FILCAB’S AND V-HIRE BOUND FOR
MANDAUE AND CEBU CITY WILL CONVERGE AT
LAPU-LAPU CITY TERMINAL 3 (GAISANO ISLAND
MALL ) AS THEIR LOADING AND UNLOADING BAY.
 
ALL FICAB’S COMING FROM PUNTA ENGAÑO AND
MARIGONDON MUST TURN LEFT AT MVPA THEN
TURN RIGHT PETRON BASAK TO S. OSMEÑA TO
HOOPSDOME AS THEIR LOADING AND UNLOADING BAY
IN GOING BACK TO THEIR POINT OF ORIGIN THEY MUST
PASS THROUGH HUMAY-HUMAY MVPA THEN RIGHT AT
SEWAGE ROAD THEN TURN LEFT AT THE BACK OF CITY HALL
THEN TO DESTINATION
 
MI-03A WILL CONVERGE AT CORNER MLQ AVE. AND
SALVAGE ROAD AS THEIR LOADING AND UNLOADING BAY.
MI-03B (CORDOVA) WILL TURN RIGHT AT R. TUMULAK
(CITY HOSITAL) TURN RIGHT S. OSMEÑA THEN LEFT
PETRON BASAK TO MVPA TO DESTINATION
 
MI-04A AND 04B (TAMIYA) TURN RIGHT AT SEWAGE ROAD
THEN LEFT BACK CITY HALL PASS THROUGH MVP TO
DESTINATION
 
TRICYCLE FROM DIFFERENT POINT IN LAPU-LAPU CITY
WILL CONVERGE AT DIFFERENT AREA OF ASSIGNMENT
AS IN PREVIOUS FIESTA
HOOPSDOME, GUSA PAMAS, MECO COR.
DAD CLEANLAND AND SALVAGE
 
MOTOR VEHICLES BELOW 4,500 KGS CAN ENTER
CITY PROPER PASSING MANTAUE ROAD, LOPEZ JAENA
LEFT AT P. RODRIGUEZ TO THEIR DESTINATOIN
 
ALL ROADS LEADING TO BM DIMATAGA ARE CLOSED
TO TRAFFIC, LANGUB, OMPAD, MANGUBAT, F. MARTIR
W. RISDON, R. DELA SERNA AND P. RODRIGUEZ
 
ROADSIDE PARKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
ILLEGALLY PARK VEHICLE WILL BE TOWED
 
VEHICLES MORE THAN 4,500KGS IS STRICTLY
PROHIBITED WITHIN CITY LIMIT (3 KM RADIUS)
EXCEPT CATERING SERVICES WILL BE ALLOWED
PASSAGE JUST TO DROP OFF THEIR CARGOES
 
DESIGNATED PARKING:
CONVERGING AREA AT THE CORNER
OF P. RODRIGUEZ AND DAD CLEALAND, PUJ
TERMINAL 2 AT PAJO
 
 
FOR YOUR INFO AND GUIDANCE
CTMS OFFICE (032) 341-1955
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Starbucks Planner Anyone?

 

Finally I  owned my very first Starbucks Planner.

 

After another event, Ruben Licera Jrtug-me-along to a  Starbucks event.

We were a bit late, as we arrived at Starbucks Terraces Ayala, some of the bloggers were already leaving.

The Marketing group were kind enough to replay their presentation for us, and loot bag were distributed, and it contained among others, The Starbucks 2031 Planner.

Here is how you can get your very own Starbucks 2013 Planner.

The Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planner will be available in three leather covers (white, green and black) and comes with a magnetic bookmark. It has thirteen “kindness cards” with different Starbucks treats that can be shared with family, friends and loved ones. The kindness cards may be redeemed at any Starbucks store in the Philippines during a specified period in 2013.
A customer can avail of a Starbucks Christmas traditions planner promo card from November 3, 2012 to January 8, 2013. One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks beverage purchase. Holder must accumulate a total of seventeen (17) stickers (nine (9) Christmas beverage plus eight (8) core beverages except bottled drinks) to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planner.
With every redeemed Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2013 Planner comes a donation for the children of SparkHope – an early childhood care and development program in partnership with UNICEF.

Photos: Starbucks

(PR)

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SKYFAILED

Cebu City

November 4, 2012

As the Latest Bond Film opened, all my friends  were trooping to the movie-houses around town. I did not jump in the bandwagon, I even told my friend  ” I don’t like Daniel Craig  as James Bond, but i will still watch the movie”.

Workload this afternoon a bit light, pick up guest from the airport and send them off to Bohol. As early as 2pm, work is done, so i went to the movie house.

I entered the movie house and went to my seat, while on screen was the part where Silva storm the hearing at the Parliament to Kill M.

While watching i almost feel a sleep, which i actually did towards the end that i was awaken by the attendant clearing some trash.

I went out of the movie house and grab a Cafe Latte to perk me up.

When i went back to my seat  I miss a couple of  movie trailer.

It started well, just like any other film, the intro, is a treat by it self.

Opening credits live up to my expectations.

But the movie was only good up to the opening credits.

After that it gets boring and dragging.

I didn’t see much of the gadgets, Car chase was so so,  Bond Girl another so so.

I was glued to my seat  pondering why i went there in the first place.

A certain Bhushan  from Pune, India had this comment:

“Skyfall: The WORST Bond film ever Please do not waste your time in watching this movie. All reviewers have overrated this movie. It seems Sam Mendes has directed this movie in keeping Oscars in mind; not the legendary of Bond series. This movie will disappoint you if you are Bond fan & even if you are fan of action films. I found following points really pathetic, 1. Naomi Harris is like cartoon & has no chemistry with Daniel Creig. 2. Daniel Creig lacks the charm associated with Bond persona. 3. Nothing to apluad about actions scenes; the very few that movie has. 4. We know Bond as a hero who saves the world. In this film he is limited to protecting M. 5. The film is slow paced & lacks depth in its script; though it promises tohave depth at start but as you reach climax you realize lack of it. 6. Poor dialogues. There’s absolutely nothing that can leave you shaken & stirred.”

I could not disagree with him, i felt the same way.

Call me Old School but Skyfall failed to impress me.

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