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Is Your Restroom Clean Enough?

I lost count of how many times I been to Bohol, yet every trip offers a surprise or two.

This time i find my self in the country’s 10th largest island for the Bohol Mapup organized by GDG Cebu  in cooperation with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bohol and Holy Name University. I volunteer to help in the training of mappers using Google Mapmaker.

On our way to our Hotel, i spotted a coffee shop at the Shell Station on the corner of New Calceta st. and Carlo P. Garcia Avenue.

We went inside the coffee shop and check it out, Coffee is reasonable priced and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.

One of my companion wanted to used the toilet, so he borrowed the key from the Convenient Store in the same gas station. As he went into the restroom he shouted “Guys you must see this..” and started clicking his DSLR. We rush in and we were delighted of what we saw.

The  Restroom is so clean that i did this:


This is the first time i have seen a Gas Station Toilet this clean, and it smelled good too, it has that Spa scent.

The place has free wifi, so i uploaded the above picture in Facebook and it generated a lot of Likes and Comments, most were amazed by its cleanliness and few who were unimpressed.

Looking at it one can’t help but wish that this would be the “Standard” for all public restroom.

I am optimistic that i could still find a restroom like this in some other parts of the country.

If your Public Restroom is Clean Enough…

Let me knew, and I might just do what I did..


Amare Shell Service Station is located along Carlo P. Garcia Avenue, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, they have a Facebook and I was told that a Shell Service Station in Lawaan Talisay City, Cebu is of the same concept,

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Treasured Recipes at Cafe Marco


When ever i find a reasons to go up Nivel Hills, am there.

Days ago i got an SMS invite for the Media Launch of Cafe Marco’s yet another Culinary Journey, this time Treasured Recipes of  Cebu top Culinary Icons.

Tina Ebrada, Ilonga by birth Cebuana by heart, who founded The Golden Cowrie.

Senorita Teresin Mendezona, a Cebuana with Spanish and Palestinian ancestry, Cebu’s Culinary pride.

“My grandmother once told me the ‘cooking is an art and eating is a habit.’ Although initially i did not mind her encouragement to learn the art of cooking, i later realized how important it is to learn to cook. It is not only a fine preparation for marriage, but an inheritance  that stays on for generations to come.” goes Jessica Avilla opening speech.

Guest at the Media launch were treated with a refreshing Lemonade with Basel leaf.

Marco Polo’s GM Hans Hauri introduced to the croud the Men In White, the powerhouse cast of Cafe Marco’s Kitchen who for day’s labored with Senorita Teresin and Madam Tina.

After the introduction, a short opening ceremony follows.

Then we were able to sample the Treasure.

I really enjoyed eating my way to Cebu rich culinary history.

But don’t take my word for it, you have to try it yourself.

Cafe Marco Culinary Journey Featuring Treasured Recipes  run from 8 to 17 June, 2012.

For inquiries and reservations: Call Cebu: (032) 253 1111 and Manila (02) 887 1263.

Marco Polo Plaza Hotel Cebu

Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas
Cebu City, 6000, Philippines

Phone:           +63 (32) 253 1111
Facsimile:     +63 (32) 234 8170

Photo Credits: Emma Villarente and Marco Polo Plaza Hotel Cebu

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