Our friends play a large part in shaping who we are, whether it is a childhood best friend who we grew up with or work barkada who we relieve stress with. They provide constant support, help us become better people, and make life a lot more colorful and brighter.

Every July 30, we mark International Friendship Day to celebrate long-lasting bonds and spend extra time with friends who have been on our side through the good and bad. 


This International Friendship Day, make new memories with these activities at Ayala Center Cebu:


Do DIY craft projects

DIY activities are easy to prepare, and it is also a calming activity for you and your friends. Unleash your creativity through simple DIY activities like painting, making scrapbooks, and even designing home decor. Shop for art supplies at Art Bar and National Bookstore at Level 2. You can also find crafting and decor materials at Daiso and Mr. DIY both at Level 3. 


Watch a movie together 

You can finally head back to the cinemas and watch a flick on the big screen with your closest friends. Grab a popcorn and catch the latest movie releases at Ayala Center Cebu’s Cinemas. Get movie tickets at Level 4 or online at www.sureseats.com.


Enjoy a pamper session

Set aside time to catch up and de-stress with your best friends. Surprise them with a satisfying massage session at Mother’s Touch at Level 3 or Blind Massage at Basement 1. Have your nails done at Beauty & Butter Nail Lounge or get a haircut at Bench Fix Salon both at Level 4.


Go on a food trip

If there is one thing that can really bring friends together, it is food. Dine out and discover new food haunts or revisit shared food favorites with your friends. Enjoy Italian cuisine at Tavolata located at Level 4 and head to Cafe Laguna at Level 1 and try their Filipino High Tea for snacks. Cap the day with pizza and your favorite drinks at The Social at Level 4.


Shop ‘til you drop 

Friends are the most ideal shopping companions because they keep you up to date on the latest fashion trends and they give the best shopping advice. Cop the latest fashion pieces at Metro Department Store and at Rustan’s Department Store and get beauty essentials at Watsons located at Level 3 and The Face Shop at Level 1.


Strengthen bonds and spend quality time with the people you love this International Friendship Day at the region’s premiere lifestyle destination. For updates, like www.Facebook.com/AyalaCebu and follow @AyalaCenterCebu on Twitter and Instagram.



Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, decadent, and versatile desserts. This treat, known to help the brain release endorphins, is best consumed in any form, may it be a warm brownie, a hot cup of cocoa, or a scoop of chunky chocolate ice cream. There’s no surprise why it is one of the top gifts to consider for a loved one, family, or friend for any occasion. 

Join other chocoholics around the world and celebrate Chocolate Day at Ayala Center Cebu.  Boost your serotonin levels and check out these must-try chocolate desserts:


Happiness in a cup

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with a scoop of Dairy Queen’s Mini Blizzards selection like the Oreo, Brownie Temptation, Choco Chips, and Cocoa Crunch located at Level 3. You can also upgrade your ice cream experience and have a taste of Chocolate Dairy-Based Gelato at Gelatissimo at Level 1. 

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Happiness in every slice 

If you need that sugar rush after a heavy meal, try the famous Red Velvet Cheesecake of Leona Cakes and Pastries, a homegrown gourmet bakery located at Level 1. If you want to try something new, have a slice of Butterbean’s Cookies n Cream with an Oreo cookie on top at Level 3.

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Happiness in one sip

Beat the heat and refresh after a long day with a unique yogurt drink from Koomi at Level 1 and chug down their beverage selections like the Kitkat You Outta My Head and Cookies N’ Dream, or have everyone’s go-to Signature Hot Choco from Starbucks located at Level 4. 

Photo by: ClickTheCity


Share some melting moments on this sweet day at the region’s premier lifestyle destination, Ayala Center Cebu. For updates, like Ayala Center Cebu on www.facebook.com/AyalaCebu and follow @AyalaCenterCebu on Twitter and Instagram.