Back-to-school, back with barkadas& a Dream Family Car at Wheels TV

School is just around the corner as June comes within the next few days. The kids are thinking  baon and barkada---and the parents? Likely dreaming of buying a car to bring the young ones to school then themselves to work.

In this week’s “Wheels TV” airing on May 30, Ulysses Ang presents an option as he drives the all-new Mobilio, touted as Honda’s barkada or family-friendly car. This 7-seater baby is said to have state-of-the-art design and innovative features that will surely make Dad (or Mom) want to honk the horn with pride just to make sure everyone’s looking when a member alights from it. Talk about a grand arrival. Not only a family-friendly car, Mobilio also fits for barkadas, be it a school barkadas or neighborhood barkadas or any kind of barkadas for that matter. Talk about great room for bonding.

What car clubs are around? Ulysses and Angel Rivero ride with the Harley Davidson Club and the Subaru Society, respectively. The first is a by-invite-only club that’s been around locally since 1994 built on the principle of camaraderie and diversity; while the second represent all Subaru cars and owners. Vroom-vroom goes the VIPs, indeed.

It’s not everyday that you see a car built out of a junk but “Wheels TV” sure knows how to find them. See what a little team work can do as KapMaceda-Aguila meets a group of students that are into the idea of building something from almost nothing. It’s not a throw away segment, that’s for sure.

"Wheels TV" airs on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel every Saturday at 10 a.m.


Gorgeous designs and one great dine-in down south

“Modern Living TV” is literally on a roll as it brings viewers in this week’s episode to the rolling hills of Talamban hills in Cebu City. Marvel at the terrain homes of architecture that works with the contours of the land amid lush greenery and dazzling natural light at daytime. For urban dwellers, CamellaTamblan will truly make you think life in the country is a real option, not just daydream.

Filipino industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue is known for his unique designs that use natural materials, particularly rattan. On “Modern Living TV” he talks shop as well as the inspirations behind his success in originality and creativity. He even talks about the future of Philippine design---and you better listen.

Upping the art ante is an interview with esteemed Cebuano art curator Vinni Tan of The Qube Art Gallery. According to its website, the gallery  initiates, creates, and showcases contemporary art and ideas that are culturally rooted and visually stimulating. According to Tan, Cebu is the next big thing in the Philippine contemporary art scene. Intrigued? Be sure to tune in.

Finally, there’s food. “Modern Living TV” visits The Abaca Group, which happens to be Cebu’s most talked about restaurant because of its fine cuisine and unique interiors. Order a meal and observe the millieu.

“Modern Living TV” is hosted by Bianca Gonzalez –Intal and StephanieZubiri-Crespi airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. with replays the next day at 10 a.m. both on the ANC Channel.

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