Apr 22, 2014
Burning Man on PechaKucha Night at GILT, Cebu
Location : Gilt (Artisan Lounge), Crossroads Arcade, Cebu City, Philippines
- Chip Lopez - food activist
- Roanne Rae - photographer
- Mark Deutsch - artist and illustrator of Garaje
- Gigit Sulit - went to Burning Man
* PechaKucha is a presentation format. The presentor narrates while a set of 20 slides, displayed in 20 second intervals, are played in the backdrop. In short, the presentor has 6.5 minutes to make a presentation. Nobody hogs the mic.
2nd PechaKucha Night
The first and latest Pecha Kucha offering in Cebu at GILT last month was a success. It was something fresh, engaging and conducive to community gathering of like-minded denizens. It begged to be a monthly main stay. For its 2nd offering, I got to be a presentor.
What to present about?
There were many things that came to mind, all of them worthy of a Pecha Kucha presentation - a nomadic life as a renunciate (no home, no property, no money, etc.), enchanting places (few people know about) I came upon in my travels, magnificent lives I've met, the 'unseen hand' that seems to blaze a path for me, etc. But of all these, one life-transforming event looms high over everything else - Burning Man.
It was great being at GILT again - a refreshing segue from my web/yoga routine. Reassuringly, the 'usual suspects' were there - Jay hosting the event, Paola getting eveything together, the presentors with their friends (and me getting to meet them), peeps from the first Pecha Kucha, etc. Always a pleasant surprise seeing familiar faces you didn't expect to see as well.
The biggest surprise came from Jay. In our passing chat, he said he also went to the Burn - my immediate thought bubble was, "why didn't you tell me much earlier?" I glowed like a lightbulb - I miss the magic of the Burn and I miss the vibe of a Burner. "Give me a hug, Dude" was all I could say. We talked some more - interesting fellow. Ah...and this reminds me, I promised to give him a select collection of blues music. He'll turn Thursday into a Blues Night. Whoa! I'll be a GILT denizen when that happens.
I bumped into artist/photographer, Jon Unson, as well and met his two Couch Surfer guests (I'm also a member). He later invited to his studio where for the first time, I got to see his shire - a ground-level loft-style warehouse with an open concept. He talked about his work, his thinking, his hobbies, his inspirations, etc. I like listening to artists...specially if they come bundled with their charming eccentricity. Thanks for sharing, Jon.
I got to talk to a number of interesting people, whose names I already forgot :( But it was good bonding while it lasted. I went to Burning Man alone and later came out of it with 30,000 best friends. I came to GILT alone and came away with looming connections waiting to be continued. Come to think of it, I don't have to go all the way to Nevada again to experience the magic of the Burn. The Burn is alive and kicking in every event, every person I meet and in every destination I find myself into. I just need to remind myself it's there.
These 20 images represent my slide presentation and the accompanying narrative.
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Cebu City to Camotes Island
Cebu City to Camotes Islands
- via Consuelo - from Cebu City, take the northbound bus passing through Danao and get off at the Danao Port. At the Port, take a Jomalia Shipping boat for Consuelo (San Francisco, Camotes), P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only).
Camotes Islands to Cebu City
- Poro - Cebu City (fastest and most direct) - go to Poro and take the 8am or 5pm Ocean Jet to Pier One in Cebu City, P380/pax/aircon, 2 hours
- Consuelo - Danao - Cebu City - go to Consuelo (San Francisco) and take the Jomalia Shipping boat to Danao, P220/pax, a/c, 2 hours, daily trip - 5:30am, 7:00am (special trip), 8:30am, 12:00 noon (express), 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 9:00pm (express, Fri/Sat/Sun only). From Danao, take the Ceres Bus to Cebu City
Cebu City to Dumaguete
Cebu City to Dumaguete by Boat
- George and Peter Lines - Mon/Thur/Sat/Sun 10pm, (035)225.4337, 0922.557.1023
- Oceanjet - via Tagbilaran, daily 6am, email@example.com, 0918.898.2188
- Cokaliong - Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 12pm, 6 hours, (035)225.3599
Cebu City to Dumaguete via Liloan (bus, boat, jeep, tricycle)
- Cebu City South Terminal - take the southbound Ceres bus to Liloan, P200, 5 hours
- Liloan - the bus drops you off at the Liloan Port where you board the Fastcraft to Sibulan, Negros Oriental, P62, 30 mins
- Sibulan - at the Sibulan Port, the jeeps wait for Fastcraft passengers to take them to the public market in Dumaguete, P12, 30 mins.
- Public Market - at the market, you can take any tricycle to your hotel, P8 for short trips
Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol
Cebu City to Tagbilaran, Bohol
- Weesam Express - Pier 4, departs 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 2 hours
one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
- Ocean Jet - Pier 1, departs 6-7-8-9:20-10:40-11:40AM, 1-2-4:20-6:35PM, 2 hours
Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
+63 932 8734 885 / +63 922 8572 300
- SuperCat (2GO) - Pier 1, departs 08:15-13:30-15:10-18:00-19:40
+63 32 233 7000
- Lite Ferries - Pier 1, departs daily 12:30pm, 10:00pm and 1:00pm (Mon, Wed, Sat)
Standard (Lying) Php 150, Tourist (Lying Aircon) Php 340
+63 977.822.5483 / +63 998.999.5483 / +63 925.347.5483 / (032)255-1721 to 26 / (032)414-9001 to 03
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Cebu City to Siquijor by Boat, via Tagbilaran
Cebu City to Siquijor, via Tagbilaran
Cebu City to Siquijor by Bus, via Liloan (Santander)(as of Jan 2023)
There is only one bus plying this route - Sugbo Urban. Tourist class coach, a/c, comfortable, Sun-Fri (these dates keep changing). P420 for bus, P275 for ferry to Liloan. Leaves Cebu City (South Bus Terminal) at 8 pm (Sundays 1 am), heads south to Liloan (Santander), takes the ferry to Larena Port, Siquijor, docks around 5 am, makes a clockwise roundtrip around Siquijor Island - Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi (stops at Lazi market for breakfast and leaves 6:50 am), San Juan, Siquijor (arrives 8am, P50 from Lazi to Siquijor Poblacion) and catches the 1pm ferry at Larena Port for Liloan, Cebu and resumes its land route. Arrives Cebu City 10 pm.
Sugbo Urban is the cheapest and most convenient way because when it reaches Larena Port (Siquijor), it continues its trip around the island (clockwise) along the circumferential road, passing through - Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi, San Juan, Siquijor...and back to Larena. It spares you the cost of hiring a tricycle or habal-habal which charges exhorbitant fares. Besides, it's a long trip to the other side of the island to be taking by tricycle.
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More on Cebu Province:
Suggested Destinations in Cebu
- Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
- Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
- Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
- Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
- Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
- Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
- Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
- Barile Waterfalls - Barile
- Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
- Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market
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