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Sun Star Cebu Yearbook - - CONTENTS - BY CHERRY ANN T. LIM PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY JONOLIN M. LUAB

TRAN­SIENTS AND LONG- TERM RES­I­DENTS ALIKE WILL FIND PLENTY OF CHOICES IN CEBU’S PROP­ERTY AND CON­STRUC­TION BOOM. IN THESE STO­RIES, WE EX­PLORE PUB­LIC AND PRI­VATE SPA­CES, AND THE CHAL­LENGES OF SELL­ING THEM OR PUTTING ONE’S PER­SONAL STAMP ON THEM.

YOU are where you live.

So he who would be the ar­chi­tect of his own fu­ture sur­veys tar­get land and home like he would his life— in­tensely, and with the thor­ough­ness one com­mits to sculpt­ing a dream.

Shap­ing a house is shap­ing per­cep­tions oth­ers have of the owner.

Frame here, con­tour there, the fig­ures, lines, sym­me­try— all should pro­vide a sem­blance, a sil­hou­ette of the life of one’s imag­in­ing. Ur­ban or eco- driven, style watch starts now.

But the home owner isn’t the only happy camper here.

Con­crete equals cur­rency for agents push­ing the real es­tate wheels along the in­vest­ment su­per­high­way, a folder for ev­ery vista within reach.

Am­bi­ence is ev­ery­thing, even for tran­sients.

Traips­ing and carous­ing around town done, a place to col­lect one­self and one’s thoughts for the night can be loaded with su­perla­tives or cozy and cathar­tic as no- frills can get.

In­side that en­clave, that pri­vate space for laugh­ing and grum­bling, for wish­ing on stars and tear­ing one’s hair out, con­fu­sion gives way to clar­ity, and dreams be­gin anew.

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