Cebu Trick Art Museum

If I am not out on a road trip or at the beach on a weekend, I usually spend a few hours at the mall – just for the sake of being out of the house ( to those who work at home, you would totally understand why) and to do some errands that I can’t do on weekdays.

Going to the mall is almost like a part of my weekend routine.

So I decided to make the first weekend of June a bit different from my usual weekends. I tagged along @Pikouy to my trip, still on one of Cebu’s malls, not to go shopping nor to dawdle but to go visit an Art Gallery. We used to do that in SM City, Cebu – you know that area near the VECO office.

 

 Peek at the Trick Art Museum

 

Cebu Trick Art Museum is located at the third floor of J Center Mall in Mandaue City, Cebu. Entrance is at 200 pesos and you can spend as much time as you want in taking your pictures. Why “Trick Art” ? Well the photos should explain. Though I don’t think it is a great idea if I would show you all of the things they have at the gallery ( though yes, they have almost all of the paintings on their facebook page), so I’ll just give you a sneak peek to what they have inside.

 

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Great for school excursions or , like what I did, a short stop before you go on with your weekend/weekday routine.

Thanks to @Pikouy for helping me out with the photos by the way!

Visit their facebook page for more details!

 

Don’t only teach kids about history, teach them too about art. ~Makatang Lakwatsera

 

High Blood Station: a Delicate Taboo

Believe it or not, it took us two days to find this place. Actually, just two lunch periods. But we literally went around Mabolo just to find this place they call High Blood station.

Pareng Vic’s Carenderia is known to locals as High blood station, though I’ve seen some posts online naming it Hi-Blood station –  I don’t think there’s a difference at all. It’s just nicknames people created to describe what you will see, and probably experience in this place.

It is just a typical carenderia or a small diner in the heart of Mabolo (here is its foursquare, so you can check it ). It’s not the most accessible place nor does it have a good parking area, but people drive their way, or commute to  Pareng Vic’s Carenderia for lunch breaks (just like we did) or for early dinner.

Though the price of the food here is not like your neighbor’s carenderia, it is most reasonable. Their servings here large enough for you to request for an extra rice and a bottle mountain dew, and maybe even a puff on your cigarette after eating.

So why high blood? No it’s not the service, the people serving the place are actually really nice. The place?  Well, probably because again it’s not accessible and by the time you found a parking spot you probably are starving-  but no it’s not that.

Let me give you a sneak peak of what they have on their menu:

 

 

Pareng Vic's Sinigang
Pareng Vic’s Sinigang

 

Pareng Vic's Pochero
Pareng Vic’s Pochero

 

Pareng Vic's Crispy Dinuguan
Pareng Vic’s Crispy Dinuguan

 

Pareng Vic's Ginabot
Pareng Vic’s Ginabot

Cholesterol for Free!!  No! not Cholesterol Free, but cholesterol for free  on almost every dish you order. They also have the pork bagoong which didn’t make until the food pictorial because it was on someone’s tummy already 🙂 .And they have  a whole lot of good food. and I mean GOOOD food.

It’s not the best idea to dine here everyday, but to dine here at least even once (a month) is a good way to indulge on something your doctor might give you that stern look you’ll remember as you eat. But then again, if you’re on medication, uhm, check with your dietitian or doctor. Or make sure you’ve got your meds with you all the time.

So if you think you are healthy and are just curious about the place, go ahead and visit it. If you are just hard headed and is planning not to tell your wife/husband/doctor about it, uhm bring your meds? 😉 I’ve tried to locate the area in google map and it’s there so you can go ahead and navigate through google maps or waze. Again it’s at L. Tudtud St. (P. Cabantan), Cebu CityCebu

Mas masarap ang bawal, (more delicate taboo).