Orange jumpsuits. Check. Rubber shoes. Check. Belts and harness. Check. As I stepped out of a dizzying platform nearly 40 stories up in the Crown Regency Hotel, the cold strata of Cebu wind blew a hair-raising breeze at the back of my neck. My soles felt tickly. My knees wobbly at first. (I sorely deny that my tense bladder was responsible for all these.)
The sensations slowly vanished as I joined my compadres watch a breathtaking view of the city at night. Here, near the top of the tallest structure in Cebu, I witnessed the glow of the Queen City. Exuding from the metropolis is the excitement comparable to that of the Big Apple. An excitement that makes its inhabitants turn into happy, beer-guzzling, nocturnal creatures. (That’s not so bad is it?)
The Skywalk at Crown Regency is just one of the many amusement points in Cebu. The city has in its domain entertainment and sports centers that liven up the human soul after battling out at the corporate world. Droves of yuppies converge at different sports centers running, swimming, kicking, and boxing their calories out to ward off the effects of a stressful workplace. Karaoke clubs, bars, and nightclubs are there for the more.. uhmm… sensually adventurous. Local band events and concerts bring out the best of Cebu’s musicians into nights of musical revelry.
And of course, the grand-daddy of all Cebu entertainment is the yearly Sinulog festival. It’s another case of historical relics producing historical and majestic celebrations. Only this time it’s a dozen times bigger than other Philippine fiestas. Foreigners flock like bees every mid-January to watch a grand showcase of Philippine history, ethnic groups, and an excess of colorful dancing and vivid fireworks. Braving the sweltering heat and the maddening crowds, foreigners, balikbayans, OFWs, and provincials converge to make this the ultimate of festivities in the Philippines.
There is always something to look out for in Cebu.