Monday, June 30, 2008


VECO or Visayan Electric Company, used to have older men as tellers or cashiers as long as I can remember. But lately, I think they are trying to reinvent their image and even the look of their office. They have moved out of their D. Jakosalem office and settled some of their departments at the third floor of SM City Cebu. This is now how they look:

In fairness, paying time has vastly improved. Not much waiting time anymore with more cashiers ready to receive your payments. They now also have a call center and customer service staff to attend to your calls... I still think though the bills are still horrendously high!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Puto Maya And Sikwate

Usually piping hot puto maya and sikwate are sold on early mornings. But my sister discovered somebody selling them at night-time when people are rushing home from work. This woman-seller positioned herself at the corner of a busy junction (between the highway and the baranggay road), and quite unbelievably managed to have them all sold out.

Because her puto and sikwate are yummy, they're quite a hit among her loyal customers. For those living abroad, here is wishing you were here to share this treat... (kuwang na lang mangga!)

For those not familiar what puto is - it is pilit (glutinous rice, which is either all white or tapul like the one above), cooked like rice in coconut milk, sugar, ginger, and a little salt. While sikwate is our local chocolate made from cacao.