With a population of 94 million the Philippines is desolated with poor and homeless affecting every age limit. My recent trip to Mango Street was very sombre to say the least; I had decided to document the homeless children of Mango Street. I was a bit surprised at the interaction of the children, though they live on the street and beg for money and food they still had a playful spirit. More than once they warned me to watch my wallet because a lot of snatchers are in the area. Though I was only with them for about one hour I will never forget the smile of the young children of Mango. If you have the ability, do something nice for someone you don’t know. This is Bradleym at stuckincebu.com. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.
Thank you and God Bless
WATERFRONT HOTEL IN CEBU NEAR I.T. PARK
It’s been forever since I have posted on this site. Last June I had left Cebu and moved to Saipan, a very small island about 4 hours away from Manila. I will be vacationing back to Cebu this June and was just thinking of all the fun and experiences I had when I was living in Cebu. One day I know I will retire in Cebu. I have allot more video and pictures of Cebu that I will try and post in the next few months and will update you when I take my trip. I closed all comments because I was getting allot of SPAM, but I will open up comments in hopes to stay in touch with friends I have met.
I met a few friends to eat at the UNO buffet at the WATERFRONT hotel. The service was very good and the food was ok; it was the day before Chinese New Year so they had many nice displays. Hope you enjoy the video and thank you for checking out my site.
At the center of the Queen City of the South is Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, one of the Philippines’ famous landmarks. Located 30 minutes from Mactan international Airport, and a stone’s throw away from the city’s financial district and best attractions, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is the place to go and stay.
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Many of you have asked about Angeles City (Sin City); I must admit when I was younger I visited Angeles; but I want to keep this website clean so I will not post pictures of BarGirls and so on. If you really want to learn about Angeles you can click on the sites below. Harry has been in Angeles for many years and has pages of information.
Goodluck and be safe…. Bradleym
I recently had a chance to meet Manny PacMan Pacquiao at the Imperial Palace Resort and Spa in Cebu Philippines. I was very impressed with him; even though many people where surrounding him he took the time to take pictures with anyone who approached him; I had stumbled over the below article that I think explains why he is so popular. Everyone loves the underdog; I hope the fame and fortune does not swallow him up like so many popular figures.
Below is an article from L.A. Weekly
“The floor of his house was made of dirt. The walls were thatched. His entire family of seven squatted in the house, small as a prison cell, sleeping on cardboard boxes…
Pacquiao dropped out of elementary school to sell doughnuts, ice water and fish he caught from the sea. One day in 1990, watching television, he saw the invincible Mike Tyson fall to James “Buster” Douglas, and fell in love with boxing. The underdog can win, he learned. He punched a rubber flip-flop tied around the trunk of a palm tree. He imagined himself a champion. He was 11 years old.
At 14, he ran away from home, from sleepy General Santos City in the lawless southern tip of the Philippines, a rusty, run-down town lost in time. He stowed away on a ship bound for the megacity Manila. Before boxing training in the afternoon, he welded steel at a factory, then used his weekly pay to buy flowers, which he would sell on the streets for twice the price. At 16, he turned pro, a gangly 106 pounds. He fought like a mad dog, wild and out of control.”
Manny was Born December 17, 1978 as Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao; he has won EIGHT division world championships; having won six world titles. Manny has gone far since the flower selling days, he has recorded music dabbled in acting and has become a politician; May 2010 Manny was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing Sarangani province.
I’m sure the climax of his career would be to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. who just defeated Miguel Catto in a decisive manner. Manny’s last fight was not as easy and some say that the opponent actually should have won; I watched that fight live and you could see the uncertainty in every Filipino’s face. Everyone in the Philippines I have talked to loves Manny and I personally have grown to respect and enjoy the banter.
Cebu is a great place and it was very nice to have met one of the best fighters in history.
Do something nice today for someone without asking anything in return.
This was one of my most favourite posts; I’m reposting this for those who may not have got a chance to see it. Bradleym
January 10th I visited a sick co-worker at his home town of Cagayan De Oro; I had no idea of the devastation that the people of Cagayan had experienced on December 17th 2011; a typhoon created a flash flood around 7pm, this was the worst flooding in Mindanao in the last 25 years, killing at least 1002 people with more still missing, at least 11 barangays out of Iligan City’s 44 barangays and 23 out of Cagayan de Oro’s 80 barangays were under water. Thousands of residents were sent to their roofs shortly after midnight as floodwaters rose rapidly. My drive even 37 days after the devastation shows how bad the flood really was; I passed an outside basketball court that still housed a few hundred people who had no where to go. Our driver whose house was lost to the flood said that the waters had reached the height of A fence which was around 6 feet within 5 minutes. Please comment our send me an email if you have anything you would like me to check out in Cebu to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have recently deleted all comments; since I’m new at this I had not controlled the comments. ALLOT of spam was generated; I apologize for the very kind people who left great comments and hope you will try again. I will screen all comments first to make sure they are genuine. Thank you so much and God Bless.
OK so it’s been awhile… I apologize. A lot has been going on in my life for the past 2 months. I have been given a chance to work at a Resort on the Island of Saipan and will be leaving Cebu May 31st. I have truly enjoyed Cebu and still have many videos to post when I get the time. I’d imagine I can change the title and post under STUCK IN SAIPAN soon. I will be working on a new post and it should be out in the next few days. I recently was able to meet Manny the PAC man and will post a video about that meeting. Thank you all for your continued support and it was nice to read that some of you missed my post. These kind comments actually prompted me to keep posting. I will be posting a new post by the May 9th; and by the way today is my Birthday……. Working as usual.. Do something kind for someone today….
So I was a Marine for 8 years about 21 years ago, I participated in Desert Storm in Iraq; every time I go through the heart of CebuCitymy brain thinks WAR ZONE. I was looking for electronic parts one day and accidently ran into the Gaisano Metro Mall which is sorta like being stationed in Iraqthen finding a weekend resort escaping from the madness. Gaisano Metro has five floors with various themes, the basement is a fully stocked grocery store the 1st floor is the men’s department the 2nd floor is men’s and women’s shoes and cosmetics, the 3rd floor is ladies wear, watches and jewellery, the 4th floor is children’s wear and toys and the 5th and final floor is the food court. I got up to the 3rd floor when one of the security guards stopped me and said I can’t video the jewellery, which I totally understood, so I stopped videoing the jewellery and continued to the 4th floor to children’s wear; I was stopped again and told I could not video unless I got approval from the manager, since I had already videoed four floors and was only lacking the Food Court I decided to stop videoing. I then proceeded to walk aroundCebuCity. Hope you enjoy this crazy walk and do something for someone without expecting anything in return. God Bless… Bradelym
Located at the 37th floor of the Crown Regency Cebu is the Sky Walk, it must be one of the craziest thing you can do in Cebu, almost in comparison was the Edge Coaster located on the 38th floor; personally I’m afraid of heights and really had to push my self to go out on the edge, I must say my Adrenalin was pumping throughout my body. Rick Cole, the think tank of the operation was gracious enough to give me the full tour of the Crown Regency Experience. He first lead me to the 9 hole black light putt putt golf surrounded by black light effects and a great design; then to the Edge Roller Coaster ride; what a rush, yes every inch of the ride puts you on the edge. Then to the Zip-Line; only 8 seconds but what a crazy ride; it’s the only tower to tower Zip Line in the world, they also have a 4D theatre that uses air, water, chair movement and 3d visual effects; reaching 50 years old in a few months Rick convinced me to climb the two rock walls, needless to say my body felt the burn. Rick then guided me through the Fifties Restaurant with an upside down pink car hanging above and real antiques from the 50’s, it was a great place to spend an hour and dine. I was very impressed with every operation of the Crown Regency; I would recommend anyone who is planning to stay in Cebu to visit. You only live once and I can tell you life is an experience at the Crown Regency. Remember try to do something nice for someone without expecting anything in return. God Bless Bradleym
At the Center of Cebu City, Philippines rises the Fuente Towers, hosting the prestigious Crown Regency Hotel & Towers. The tallest structure outside Metro Manila, the 23-storey, 22,000-square meter Fuente 1 and its equally arresting twin the 38- storey, 36,000- square meter Fuente Tower 2 majestically tower over the Queen City of the South. Its location on Fuente Osmeña and right in the pulse of Cebu City places Crown Regency Hotel and Towers in close proximity to the major points of commerce and recreation.
FIREWORKS AT CROWN REGENCY