PRES­I­DENT JOYCE GAR­CIA-DI­ZON

Sun Star Cebu Yearbook - - ABOITIZ -

A DECADE and two years ago, I wrote a book en­ti­tled, Cebu, a Place for All Sea­sons. I al­ways did want to share the beauty of Cebu with oth­ers, which is why I em­barked on that cof­fee- ta­ble book project. I al­ways felt that be­ing in Cebu is a cel­e­bra­tion, a great joy. I have al­ways en­thused about how, at one mo­ment, I could view the city from Cebu’s ma­jes­tic moun­tains with the har­bor scene as bonus, and in no time be at the balmy beaches, frol­ick­ing on white sands.

Years ago, when Cebu was not as busy nor as de­vel­oped as it is now, we at Sun. Star al­ready started to in­tro­duce Cebu to our Manila ad­ver­tis­ers by invit­ing them over for a few of Sun. Star’s an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. We not only show­ered our guests with Ce­buano hos­pi­tal­ity, but we also en­abled them to im­bibe Cebu’s “joie de vivre,” Cebu’s spirit of cel­e­bra­tion, even for a short du­ra­tion.

Thus, this year’s theme of the Sun. Star Year­book, cel­e­brat­ing Cebu, just ex­pounds and en­hances what has al­ways been in­grained in me and in other Ce­buanos, for sure, that Cebu it­self, is in­deed a cel­e­bra­tion!

To re­ca­pit­u­late in ab­bre­vi­ated form, “C u in Cebu!”

Pho­tographed by Jonolin Miñoza Luab Lo­ca­tion: Ve­randa Dos, Bani­lad Pas­tries: The Cup­cake The­ory Gormet Cup­cakes and Hand- curved Cakes

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