Maayo'ng adlaw(Good day)!
Thank you for your interest in the Cebu, Philippines. Your curiosity for the island has led you to Cebu is a Beauty. This website wishes to magnify the nooks and crannies of this little and mighty tropical island. It seeks to not only lure you into the beautiful crevices and secret folds of the cities and municipalities of Cebu but it will blatantly tempt you to settle in for good simply because there is no place you'd rather be.
Should we start with history then?
The Spanish came in the 16th century and overtime (300 years) successfully ingrained unto the locals a strong Catholic faith, a penchant for greasy and savory cooking and unlimited reasons to start festivities.
More than 90% of Cebu's land development worked around a church as the town center with commercial and residential structures within less than a mile of each other.
Politics and government policies are anchored on orthodox Catholic beliefs which are currently in the process of slow liberation since the country is very much friends with western influencers.
Cebu's structural developments on the other hand is very much alive and striving. Remnants of the old colonial era are still felt downtown but up north is a booming technological and commercial ecosystem that is keeping up with the present time.
The Cebu you will see here is not perfect. It will not be the island paradise you might have seen in the glossy airport magazine you picked up from your flight. What you see in the pictures and videos will be very different from the Cebu you will see with your own eyes. Up-close, will be the magnification of the rough patches and uneven terrains that are merely mentioned on the side by one sided praises.
The Cebu you will meet in The ViXeN's LaiR, comes with the angst of a neglected adolescent, a cranky girlfriend and a taken for granted wife. You will be introduced to the enchanting yet flawed Cebu. A place you will love despite all odds.
She does not stand still and look pretty for pictures. The raging, feisty yet delicate Cebu is a beauty.