The Reason SM Seaside City's Spread Benefits Cebuanos is that it was giving away Cebuanos FREE FOOD. Like Tax Relief or Tax Cuts, but for food. Like in the movie Captain Fantastic*, a movie I think Cebu should watch because it's about living healthy and reading books!
Anyway, binisay on nato beh para klaro: LIBRE NGA PAGKAON PARA SA CEBUANO gipanghatag sa SM Seaside City Spread Part 2! And not just Sampler Size ha, such as kanang FREE TASTE sa grocery ha. But a whole meal! A buffet even.
Pero you ask, "Basin Chaka lang nga food? And nothing that satisfies my New Yorker palette? " A big No! Because the food served is a buffet of Paulito's sumptuous Barbecue and Pork Kaldereta with Rice, among others! To my friends: their Bola Bola is a must-try.
Special note: Paulito's seems like the only stall there to give Cebuanos plates to eat at the whole buffet until sawa (or at least until they tell you to stop) Visit their FB pages for more.
And because of this Food Carnival, let me say:
Thank you, Snowvins' must-try Ice Cream Halohalo. Thank you, Butterbean's Tablea Drink that needs more inspiration but I'm still grateful for.
Thank you Zawadi's desert. Thank you, Soi's Pad Thai. Thank you, The Social's tasty and FREE Tuna Taco although I'm not sure you were giving FREE FOOD to Cebuanos who were not VIP; I think you were selling burgers.
Thank you, Cabalen's FREE Karekare even if you served no rice. Thank you, Pink Heaven's FREE sylvannas samplers (not just for media but for every person who went there).
Thank you, other food stalls at Spread 2.0 that let us sample their food. To readers: Please contact me using the Contact Box to your left if you need these Seaside food shops to cater your lunch meetings and birthday parties, and there might be discounts.
P.S. In my opinion, here's what's better:
1. Alexis Yap and that male host in Spread 1.0 .
2. Goodie Bags with maybe Cinema Tickets (practically cost-free) for the invited media, with the agreement that they use the tickets to let Cebuanos' Persons with Disabilities watch movies and make them happy.
Happy Cebu means more Spread. Make the rich richer, but protect the most vulnerable too. Let's do this!
This idea is inspired by our Blogger Mae Cimafranca's admirable Program of Giving Food and Book Reading to children.
The cynic in me thinks that charity programs can turn into the Napoles Corruption problems, where non-profit work is used to corrupt people's funds.
But the hopeful in me thinks that something about Mae and SM Seaside City's food programs is legit.
So let's all be vigilant, Cebuanos. The good/bad can be bad/good tomorrow.
* Captain Fantastic is a movie about a family that decides to live in the forest to have freedom to read Leo Tolstoy's books, eat healthy organic food, learn martial arts to survive and others, and then decides to go back in the city.
They once had a family activity called "Mission: Free Food" where they go to the store and eat free food. Cebuanos who went to Spread 2.0 simply went to the store and ate free food, too. So Spread 2.0 and Captain Fantastic is pareha gamay.