My 1st Blog Award Ever: CDO Blog of the Year!

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Last December 29, 2013 was a memorable date for Seda Hotel Centrio since they were celebrating their first year anniversary. Fortunate enough that I was there also to witness the said event together with my co-bloggers from CDO Blogggers Inc. But prior to the said event, our organization hosted the first-ever Awards Night for deserving Bloggers from CDO who top/excel in this field of blogging. Aside from that, members and officers were given recognition's too. :)

So here's my story behind....or shall I say my privilege speech after recognizing my blog as the CDO Blog of the Year!

Actually, I never expected to be one of those who were given credits during that night! :) Before going to #CDOBloggersAward 2013, Bogie asked me if I am ready for the later event (since we were still in Church that time), I jokingly answered her "Yes I am, even if I don't have an award still I will be there to witness the event". Hhhmmm kinda' excited! :)

To be honest, when Mr. President started to recognized my fellow bloggers one by one I told myself how I wish I'm one of them too. :)  But when Vic told that there was only one award left as the CDO Blog of the Year, so funny coz it suddenly crossed to mind that okay fine I will go home with no awards at all! I never thought the one that was left was intended for me. Whew!!!!! Thank you Lord!

I have nothing to brag about myself nor my blog since I seldom do some updates, only if I have ample of time since I am an office worker by day, a mom, a wife and a blogger at night. :) But what made me more deserving to receive the award was when Mr Vic told the audience that, "it's not just updating the cdo niched blog but even if she's not in the event, she finds time to blog about it and have credits to the photos that she's been using". So true, aside from that, when establishment gave me promo CDs, press release and etc I'll post it then immediately. That's it!!!

Wow! I feel so honored and blessed because they have recognized my effort in promoting our every own city. Indeed, it only proves that I am one true Proud Kagay-anon! :)
with Mr Vic Madriaga (CDO Bloggers Pres), Mr Lorenzo Tang of Seda Centrio Manager handing over my  award!

Congratulations to my fellow blogger awardees...

Breakthrough CDO Blogger of the Year: 
Sarah Lituanas
Marie Therese Orteza

Most Active CDO Bloggers Member of the Year: 
Maria Irene Aserios
Ruby Caberte

Most Active CDO Bloggers Officer of the Year: 
Jean Jacques A. Agbon (VP for External Affairs)

Best Cluster Performance of 2013: Eco-Tourism Project - Whitewater Rafting (by Rafting Pioneer)
Project Head - Clement Dampal
Committee Members - Richard Badlisan, Michael Abonitalla, Jean Jacques A. Agbon, Maria Irene Aserios, Rosanna Lim

Anyway, I would like also to thank the officers to took the time to undergo brainstorming for the #CDOBloggersNight2013 awardees, we all deserved it actually! :)

Thank you CDO Bloggers Inc.!
Thanks to Seda Centrio Hotel and Smart Communications for your undying support to our group!

Breakfast Treat from Missy Bon Bon

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Last December 24, 2013 we took the opportunity to had our breakfast with hubby at Missy Bon Bon since I had a FREE GCs from them that need to be consumed before the year ends. Good thing was, we have so much errands to attend to that day due to Christmas rush prep for that night's noche buena. 

Anyway, I ordered my Bangus Fritter while hubby had his Sexy Omelette plus the Patty Banana Pancake to complete our morning delight. :) Indeed, the foods were great and so so yummy! Oh by the way, that per order ranges from 150-180 php, affordable right?



So if you wanna go on an early date with your loved-ones, try Missy Bon Bon's breakfast menu, of course aside from their yummy cakes, pastries and Gelatos. :)

Thanks Missy Bon Bon!

The Promise of Joy: Havaianas 2013 Holiday Collection

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As you witness the scene of the sparkling bright lights of the metro, hear the echoes of merry cheer along the hallways, and feel the cool chill breeze, you would know that one thing's for certain, the holiday season is here!

Whether by tradition or simply the heart for giving, the holidays truly bring out the best in us! With all the vibrant hues and views, everyone lives out the cheerful vibe as we all prepare with the usual gift-giving gimmicks, humongous servings at the dinner table and simply enjoying the season with get-togethers with friends and family. As the best time of the year dawns upon us, the joyful vibe not only permeates and makes its home in our homes and hearts, but to our feet as well.

Never failing to bring joy and happy memories despite the season, Havaianas, the world's best rubber flip-flops, will yet again add to the joy that this season brings through the Havaianas 2013 Holiday Collection! It's all about the thrill of the season, as the Havaianas collection brings an assortment of product releases that relive our simple joys and bring out this fresh excitement all at the same time!

'Tis the season to be jolly, but also a time to find out Where's Wally? The famous world traveller has once again piqued our interest and imagination as he makes an appearance on the Havaianas soles (if you can find him.) With three fun designs, not only will you enjoy slipping on your favorite flip-flops, but be assured that you would know where Wally is. 

Looking for the classic gift? Brought by inspiration from conventional trends and infused with a modern twist comes the military-inspired Havaianas Camuflada, geometric-styled Havaianas Trend, ever-savvy Havaianas Slim Fresh and the quintessential Havaianas Striped styles. Strong statements in fashion, these flip-flop designs represent the beauty and strength of classic happy fashion.

Since we're talking about comebacks, the Havaianas 4-Nite is back to highlight cool happenings with its glow-in-the-dark soles and straps, not to mention the totally radical prints and illustrations. Nothing wrong with having some bright-colored fun with the holidays. The feminine and fun Havaianas Slim Lace is a perfect team up of the season with its hip neon colors!

Regardless of season, wild and funky prints are definitely capturing your attention! Mark your territory with these fierce animal prints and straps in metallic hues with the Havaianas Slim Animals styles. Walk on the wild side with ferociously stylish pairs inspired Brazilian fauna with the Havaianas Slim Fun. If sophistication is your style, the Havaianas Slim Cosmic and Havaianas Slim Peacock is -what you should slip into. With the universal quality of Havaianas, the styles are meant to showcase both your roar and your purr.

And in the spirit of giving, Havaianas brings a very special gift to you with the Havaianas Origine! Finally finding its way to our shores for the first time, these chic espadrilles from Brazil exude the familiar feel of the iconic buttery-soft soles matched with different colored canvass fitted to adjust to the contours of your feet. Carefree, luxurious joy and laidback vibe, and the instant joy that your feet feel from slipping on your Havaianas flip-flops is the same for when you wear the Havaianas Origine.

But all this fun and joy isn't just meant to be bound for this season, as the Havaianas 2014 pocket planner is here! Plot out important details and fun adventures by availing of the pocket planner for only 150 Pesos with a qualifying minimum purchase of P 1,500 worth of Havaianas merchandise. Patterned close to the well-loved Havaianas DNA with its iconic embossed rice patterns and lively hues of Red, Blue, Green, and Lime throwing in the fun vibes as you make 2014 your year!

As the holidays are turning out to be a season to revel in, the Havaianas 2013 Holiday Collection brings forth not just the fresh styles and designs, but the promise of joy and trademark happy fashion brought by Havaianas.


Get the Havaianas 2013 Holiday Collection and 2014 pocket planner this December available in All Flip-Flops SM CITY CDO. For authorized retailers for specific styles, visit www.havaianas.com

CDO Bloggers Night 2013

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This was just the part 1 of our CDO Bloggers Christmas series of events! We had our #CDOBloggersNight 2013 at Chills KTV Bar last December 22, 2013. I was so shocked when I saw some of my fellow bloggers who were in their punk themed get-up! So Cool!! Well aside from that were good foods, laughs, prizes, the funny exchanging of gifts worth of 49.75 (no more, no less) and most of all the sweet giveaways from the sweetest sponsors ever.

Yay got lucky when I won one of the Italiannis GCs! Wohooo!!!

Thank you so much #ItallianisCDO!

Chikka Minutes....:)

Merry Christmas everyone!


Thanks to our sponsors!

- ChillsCDO
- MercedesCDO, PineappleCrumble, @BreadsMercedes or @danoymejia
- ItaliannisCDO
- KrispyKremeCDO, @hotlightgirl
- LiempoKing, @LiempoKing
- MissyBonBon, @missybonbon
- DessertStrip

Indeed I went home with much sweets on my both hands...:)


Photo Credits: Venus and Germz :)

Happy 15th Birthday Bigby's!

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Yay! me and family joined Bigby's 15th Anniversary last December 8, 2013. We really had a sumptuous lunch together with my loved-ones. The food was really great because we were having a buffet lunch..

Thank you so much Bigby's for the invites.. :) 'till next time Bigby's! 


Bigby's Promo: Give the gift of Bigby's Christmas Ham

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Enjoy these promos guys!!!!



Missy Bon-Bon's Promo

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You better try these promos for Missy Bon-Bon:


 
  



Krispy Kreme opens 44th store

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Something exciting comes CDO’s way. Today, November 15, Krispy Kreme is sharing the gift of joy and glazes a new trail at Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, making it the 4th branch in Mindanao. This new branch is also Mindanao’s 2nd Hotlight Store.

Fans who are on the go can definitely get their share of joy since the Limketkai Mall Branch is also the 5th drive-thru store both in the country and Asia. The branch opening in CDO City also means that fans from Butuan, Camiguin and Bukidnon are just a ride away! And the fun is just beginning. 

Before Opening day, Krispy Kreme has already lined up a series of jumpstarters from the Media Launch in the morning of November 14 to the Blogger Event in the afternoon. There will also be the VIP Night on the 14th, where a selected few get to try Krispy Kreme products before everyone else.

But what Krispy Kreme fans all over really watch out for is the much-anticipated Krispy Kreme Store Opening Day. The joy begins with a countdown to the opening of the store. And this officially declares that the Original Glazed doughnuts have arrived for CDO fans to celebrate about. But die-hard Krispy Kreme fans only know so well that there’s more to Krispy Kreme than just opening a store. 

The lucky first customer in line will get the Golden Ticket. That’s a year- long supply of Original Glazed doughnuts and Signature Coffee! The joy does not stop there. For the 2nd customer, Krispy Kreme will be sharing a silver ticket. This entitles the customer 6 months supply of Original Glazed doughnuts and Signature Coffee. The 3rd customer gets a 3- month supply of the same doughnuts and coffee. The 4th to 100th customer also gets a treat in the form of a month’s supply of Original Glazed doughnuts! Drive-thru customers get to enjoy the same treats from Krispy Kreme, too.

So get ready, CDO and save the date. Get your hands on your favorite doughnuts, and be part of the grand opening on November 15. See you there!

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. With a flagship store in Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee in the country since 2006. Today, Krispy Kreme has outlets in 44 different locations nationwide, with Hotlight stores in SM Mall of Asia, Greenhills Shopping Center, Bonifacio High Street, Cebu IT Park, and The Annex at SM City Davao.

To get more information and updates about the brand and its products, you may contact the Krispy Kreme hotline for Ortigas, Makati, and Bonifacio Global City at 7-9000, visit <KrispyKreme.com.ph> or like its social media pages: Facebook, <facebook.com/KrispyKremePH> and <facebook.com/ChloeKrispyKremePH>, Twitter <twitter.com/hotlightgirl>, and Instagram
<instagram.com/KrispyKremePH>.

Lightning McQueen Cake by Isabel's Confections

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Presenting the birthday boy...my son Joshua who celebrated his birthday last May 23, 2013 at Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. This is actually a long-overdue post but I guess it's better late than never. Actually, I am posting this one to thank the woman behind this cake. :)

I haven't met her before but I always got the chance to see her creativeness in baking through her Facebook account which is Isabel's Confections. Good thing we have a common friend that is why I made a decision to order this moist chocolate cake from her at a special price. :) Oh by the way, I happened to meet her in person when I got the cake on the day itself. Truly, whatever is the outcome that's what she is in person (beautiful inside and out)! Indeed, I got no regrets of the outcome because it was so yummy~licious!! 

-the joyous birthday boy with his fave car-

A closer look of Mr. Lightning McQueen

 all were edibles except for the candle and flat form base


For orders and inquiries , call or text 09266282980 / 09998757274.

Again, thanks much Zen of Isabel's Confections
If you want to look at her different cake designs, you can view it in HERE.

Krispy Kreme so Soon in CDO!

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You read it right...this is for REAL! Last month, I've got the chance to be with the Marketing and the Assistant Marketing of Krispy Kreme (Mark Gamboa and Nadia Shami respectively) together with my co- CDO Bloggers team for a lunch briefing at Bigby's Cafe. It was a sort of pre-launching of Krispy Kreme giving us an assurance that a month from now Kagay-anons will no longer long for a Krispy Kreme as a pasalubong but instead we will have our own store in the city. They will officially opened their 44th store and the 5th drive-thru in Asia only here at the City of Golden Friendship~ Cagayan de Oro. Their store would be located at Rosario Arcade in between McDonalds and Kagay-anon Restaurant. Seems like every one is so excited!!!


So what's the catch with this soon to open store? Well, aside from the drive-thru KK CDO will have it's HOT LIGHT or the HOT DONUTS NOW sign ! Familiar with this? 

Well if you happen to see the neon Hot Donuts Now sign lit, it only means that their ORIGINAL GLAZED Donuts are rolling hot off the line. Meaning, you can get your fave original glazed donut for FREE but it's limited only for a minute or two I guess! 
Just a tip: they usually make them every morning and evening. 
So if you see the light, STOP in for some HOT DONUTS NOW!

Whew! Krispy Kreme I can't wait with you...See you all there on the Opening 'coz they have so many surprises in-store for you!

I LOVE Kasalang Filipino 2013

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Kasalang Filipino 2013 Love Badge

Couple of weeks ago, the (hashtag) #KasalangFilipino2013 was so trending over the social media sites and the highlight was thay they will be having their bridal fair in our city: Cagayan de Oro! (So proud of it!) hhHHhhmMm what makes me so excited about wedding fairs? Why oh why?

Okay then, here I go again....who says that only those who are giving birth undergo a post partum depression? Well, brides do also and that's what we called post-wedding blues.:)  Actually, this is really what happening to me that until now I am still recuperating. hahahha It's not that I am complaining about the wedding outcome but instead still thankful that in a way it was indeed a successful event in our life, only that my dream wedding was not able to realize due to financial constraints. :( It was just a simple yet a memorable one. :)

Eight years ago, wedding/bridal fairs like the Kasalang Filipino was not that really hip (for me) and that if there is any fair as such, we can't really afford to book one. lol Good thing  those who are planning to settle down and have a memorable and super unique wedding day nowadays because there are lots wedding planners, caterers, photographers, give-aways, invitations, cakes, flowers, rings, gowns, photo booths packages, etc that are so affordable to choose from... This is what I really LOVE from Kasalang Filipino!

Sounds interesting hhmmm! Since hubby and I were planning to renew our vows 2 years from now, I guess it's now high time for us to contact kasal.com for a best planning result. I guess this time, I could say that we will be realizing a dream come true wedding (since we can now afford) plus my 2 kids as my entourage (lil bride and groom) so soon. ...and that's for sure we will live happily ever-after! 

Kudos to the organizer of the said event! It was a successful bridal fair at Centrio Mall last Sept 13-15, 2013. Thanks to them for giving us an idea on where to go for the renewal of our vows so soon. See you next year for the Kasalang Filipino 2014! :)

photo credits from the event organizers

Hoping to win an overnight stay at Pryce Plaza Hotel and other amazing items from Kasal.com! If so, this would be the greatest wedding anniversary gifts that we could use on October 7, 2013-----> our 8th year of being together as one!. :) 

ITADAKIMASU @ The Loop Business Hub

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What does Itadakimasu means? It is an expression that Japanese say when they are about to eat, you can translate it as "Let's eat!" Actually ITADAKIMASU is the word spoken by Japanese people before every meal as an expression of appreciation.

The Loop invites you to a Special Investors' Event: ITADAKIMASU! A Japanese Culinary Demo with Chef Audrey Ramos of Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro. Be there on The Loop Business Hub, Rosario Crescent, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro on September 21, Saturday @ 4PM.  (#TheLoopCDO)

So be there guys and ITADAKIMASU ("let's eat")!

1st YOLO Challenge: Big Time Manhattan Cheeseburger

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You Only Live Once (YOLO) as they say, so why not take this challenge from Bigby's? Yesterday was their launching of the said challenge and I am so privileged enough to witness it together with my co-CDObloggers, cdo photographers and staffs from 89.3 Magic. Indeed it was really fun being with the whole group.
tnx Si Rich for this photo
Indeed, it was an hour full of fun! Thank you Bigby's Centrio!

So here's the first challenge by the way:

BIG Time Manhattan Cheeseburger

This 10" double deck all beef cheese burger must be finished in just 2 minutes. :) Yeah you read it right, in just 2 minutes, but don't worry you can tag along your friends for a maximum of 5 just to take this challenge.

But be sure you can consume it before the desired time or else you'll gonna pay the whole bill of the menu. That's exactly how the challenge must be done. But if you think you can do it by yourself with these 13 slices of double deck burger then go for the challenge as a single individual and consume it in just 20 minutes.

Oh guys, just in case in you can't take that challenge just prepare with you your Php 1,300.00. :)

For the full mechanics you can read it HERE!

Vista Residences expands to Cagayan de Oro

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Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of Vista Land and Lifescapes, is expanding its reach in Mindanao with its newest high-rise condominium project called The Loop.

The twin tower, 25-storey condominium development will rise within the Lim Ket Kai Complex, the central business and commercial districts of Cagayan de Oro City, to offer Kagay-anons and those from nearby cities and municipalities the best city living experience.

Vista Residences caters to almost all income segments, serving the needs of mid to upper middle and high-end income markets, making it the only clear choice for vertical residences.

Vista Residences carries Vista Land’s expertise in residential development that spans over 38 years, as well as its reputation for space-planning, thoughtful design, and ability to select the most attractive locations for its projects.

Vista Land is the country’s largest homebuilder, building 250,000 homes in 33 provinces and 65 cities and municipalities across the country.  It is the only real estate company that operates nationwide, catering to every sector of the homebuyers’ market.

Soon after Vista Land introduced Vista Residences as its high-rise residential marketing arm in 2006, the latter has created a powerful presence and a compelling portfolio of 23 condominium projects across the country, setting a new standard for urban living.

Vista Residences has become a major player in the country’s multi-level, mixed-use property development industry, with a prestigious line-up of vertical projects namely KL Mosaic, Salcedo Square, and Laureano Di Trevi (Makati), The Currency (Ortigas), The Symphony Towers, Wil Tower Mall, Vista Residences Katipunan, Madison Place Pine Crest, Brescia Residences (Quezon City).

It also includes 515 Shaw (Mandaluyong), Cerritos Residences (Pasig), Marfori and Presidio (Sucat), Vista Residences Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Towers U-Belt (Manila), Pacific Residences, Avant at the Fort, and The Hudson (Taguig).

In Mindanao, Vista Residences’ vertical developments are the British colonial themed mid-rise condo community called Northpoint in Davao City, and the soon to be launched The Loop in Cagayan de Oro, its first high-rise outside Manila.


Inquiries on The Loop can be made at 0917-8102445 or Communities Cagayan Inc., 2nd Floor Pelaez Arcade, RN Abejuela corner JP Rizal St., Cagayan de Oro City, and at www.vistaresidences.com.ph. #

 

CDO's Pride: Vital Signs Acoustic featuring I Still Do (Original)

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Last week my friend Rhyan Casiño which happened to be one of the producers of R Productions asked for my help to promote this group named Vital Signs Acoustic. And so I did!

so here it is....
 
So guys for sure you will agree with me that indeed we can be proud of this group, right? Actually, they deserved to be known in this city that is why I am encouraging you all Kagay-anon's out there to please help us promote this group. 

Fruit Ninjas Soon in Centrio Mall

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Naks! I am so excited for this another event invite for kids from Centrio..

 From http://www.philstar.com/
Fruit Ninjas tour Ayala Malls this month and July. MANILA, Philippines - Ayala Malls presents the world premiere of the hilarious Fruit Ninja live show this month. Fruit Ninja live show takes you to a journey to Fruitasia village, where you’ll learn how everything evolves around delicious fruit. Experience first-hand training with Sensei to become the next Fruit Ninja Recruit.
Fruit Ninjas tour Ayala Malls this month and July.  
MANILA, Philippines - Ayala Malls presents the world premiere of the hilarious Fruit Ninja live show this month. Fruit Ninja live show takes you to a journey to Fruitasia village, where you’ll learn how everything evolves around delicious fruit.
Experience first-hand training with Sensei to become the next Fruit Ninja Recruit.
Meet and greet schedules at Ayala Malls start today at 12, 3 and 6 p.m. at Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive; June 23 at 3 and 6 p.m. at Greenbelt 3 Park; June 28 to 29 at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. at Abreeza Mall Activity Center; July 6 to 7 at 1, 3 and 6 p.m. at Harbor Point Activity Center; July 13 to 14 at 2, 4, 6 p.m. at Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center; July 20 to 21 at 2, 4, 6 p.m. at Centrio Mall Activity Center; July 27 to 28 at 1, 3, 5 p.m. at Market! Market! Activity Center; Aug. 3 to 4 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at TriNoma Activity Center; Aug. 10 to 11 at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. at MarQuee Mall Activity Center, and on Aug. 17 to 18 at 11, 3, 6 p.m. at the Alabang Town Center Activity Center.
Well, I'll mark for this date July 20 to 21 at 2, 4, 6 p.m. at Centrio Mall Activity Center! See you all soon and it's a date for my kiddos!

Meet and Greet with Finn and Jake!

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This was the event invite from Centrio for the CDO Blogger's Inc:
Ayala Malls will bring another adventure of a lifetime in Centrio Mall with one of the most viewed animation of Cartoon Network. Ever since its debut, Adventure Time has been a ratings success for Cartoon Network and has won the Kidscreen Award for being the Best Interstitial Campaign and also got nominated for being the most outstanding short-format animated program.
In light with this, on June 22-23, 2013, Centrio Mall Garden will be dressed up into an adventure party and there will be adventure stations to engage the kids, and those who want to be kids. We are inviting you to be a part of this Adventure Time party so we hope to see you this weekend!
I almost lost track, not when I received an SMS from a co-blogger JenJaqs that she has 2 free tickets for my kids last Sunday June 23, 2013. Without any hesitation I grabbed the opportunity and brought with me my kiddos to Ayala Centrio Mall right away. Just so in time, we arrived at the area almost 5 pm and so glad that my kids were able to enjoy their tattoos, nail arts, inflatable balloon, choco and juice drinks for free and a couple of games before they were able to meet Finn and Jake for real not on TV. :)

Since his baby brother Josh has a mascot phobia, she's just alone in her photo opp with her fave cartoon network characters.
'till the next invites Centrio and CDO Bloggers, Inc! Thank you once again! :)

SEDA in the City

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WOW I never thought I would be one of those VIPs here in our city...why? SEDA Hotel invited me for a night of Glitz and Glamour last June 15, 2013. Well, it would not be possible if Ms. Irene Aserios and Macky Daligdig did not include me in their long lists, anyway a many thanks to both of you. :)

It was really a night full of glitz and glamour, with yummy foods, overflowing drinks, a nice ambiance with a cool music as we socialize with other  friends,co-bloggers, fashion icons with their casual chic attire and some business tycoons in the city. Of course the night would not be complete without a class picture with  the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc. (the group in which I BELONG) :)

So here it is... a night full of FUN! 

Unfortunately we were not able to be with some of the other media groups to have a hotel tour after the press con but nevertheless we had a quick view of their rooms before we went home...

This is how it looks like inside this four star luxury hotel....
Imagine, there are a total of 150 rooms (from Deluxe, Club and Premiere) which offers in every room a free to use 40 inch LED HDTV with Cable, TV Media panel with HDMI, USB and A/V connectivity, Phone with iPod dock and FM stereo, Wireless or wired internet access, Mini bar and coffee and tea making facilities, Executive desk Safe Iron and ironing board. Cool huh! Not all hotels can cater such accommodations like Seda! Well, the room prices are quite expensive but I tell you it's worth paying for! :)

To know more about their hotel accommodations, facilities/amenities, prices and the like you may visit their official website www.sedahotels.com.

PayITFwd: Paying it forward through Smart Acts.

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This is actually a re-blog from cdobloggers.com...

Smart-Pay-IT-Forward
Are you retiree who trains unemployed women in the community on alternative livelihood or maybe one of the college students who help instill in low-performing grade school pupils the love of reading and learning or maybe a group of athletes who holds sports clinics for street children. 

Smart Communications together with the CDO Bloggers, Inc. is looking for individuals and groups doing extraordinarily deeds and making a positive difference through their community based projects that provide knowledge and skills in any way. 

These smart acts of kindness can go even further with payITfwd – the new initiative of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) that aims to enable through technology ongoing efforts that foster learning. Smart will payITfwd by giving away 5 tablets, Smart Bro load worth P3,000, Smart Bro pocket wi-fi, and cash prize worth P50,000 to twenty teams with the best projects.

About PayITFwd 

PayITFwd is the new program of Smart Communications, Inc. that aims to enable the spread of social good acts or ‘smart acts’ using technology (or Information Technology).It is also a social development initiative that aims to enable nation building by increasing access to technology (device + connectivity). 

The goal is to support, promote, expand, enhance, reward and enable social good efforts that foster LEARNING through technology. 

Technology not only increases access to learning but enables these smart acts to spread its benefits to more communities thus keeping the ‘good’ going. 

How can you be part of Smart’s PayITFwd? 

Submit your project here in video format showing everyone your project, its impact and the use of technology in your further expanding and fueling your project. 

CDO Bloggers is a proud partner/organizer of Smart Communications PayITFwd. If you know and individual or a group that made a difference, let us know. Send us a message on the CDO Bloggers Facebook Page or give us a tweet @cdobloggers.

Wow I can't wait for the launching of the said SMART program this coming July 2, 5:30 PM at Sentro 1850 together with my co-bloggers from CDO Bloggers, Inc. :)

Dire Husi Initiative

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Couple of weeks ago, we were priviledged enough that we were invited by one of the co-founder of Dire Husi Initiatives~Mr. Rhyan Casiño for a  sumptuous "boodle fight" lunch with my cousins. Dire Husi Artsville's new location is in Mambatangan, Upper Puerto Cagayan de Oro City. If you really love arts, you will surely appreciates the place in itself. 

By the way, if you still don't know what Dire Husi means, here's an info that I got:

“Dire” is a Visayan word for “here” and “Husi“ is a Manobo word for “friend.” We are a youth organization, a creative social enterprise, an artisan collective, a band of world musicians, a training hub, and a fair trade advocate. If that already sounds a bagful, wait and see, because we believe that with faith and dreams, we could be so much more.

Wow! Kudos to all the people who are involve in this organization, they're not just plainly men and women for others but above all they are the mighty men and women of God! God bless all your advocacies!!

Once again, thanks for the invites Sir Rhyan! :) Sa uulitin!!!

BYS Philippines now in CdeO!

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The brand BYS Cosmetics (Be Your Self) represents one of the most exciting ranges of cosmetics in the world today. With it's growing popularity bourne out of its creative product range, its rise as one of the leading make up brands in Autralia and in the world is a testimony to it's leading edge development, exceptional quality and value for money. 

BYS is a proof that it is possible to produce world-class products without the exorbitant price tags. Deisgned and developed in Melbourne, Australia and distributed globally, BYS is designed to capture the hearts of females of all ages-- regardless of age, skin color, or race -- with products that does not just simply follow trends, but sets the bar as a leading purveyor of beauty and style.

I am using all of these stuffs above and i super LOVE them much! Thanks BYS Philippines!

With a strong emphasis on fun and fashion, with its strong, sophisticated black styling, BYS fills the void for trendy, exciting, good quality, and great value cosmetics~ over 1000 different products and growing~ that everyone can afford. BYS continues to expand globally with strategic partners that share the same philosophy and vision.

Now available exclusively in SM department stores and selected Watson's outlets. Good thing we have also here at Watson's Ayala Centrio Mall. :) 

You can visit them at http://www.bys.com.ph

Walk Towards the First Rustan’s Supermarket in Mindanao

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Step up to a healthier living on May 18, Saturday and join the walkathon towards the first Rustan’s Supermarket in Mindanao at the Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. The event is to celebrate the opening of the country’s premium supermarket most trusted in freshness, quality and customer service. The first activity of its kind in the city, this exciting fun walk for the whole family will begin and end at the Centrio Mall, CM Recto Avenue. Assembly time is at 5 a.m. with the five kilometer (5k) walk starting at 5:35 a.m. and the three kilometer (3k) distance at 5:45 a.m.

Registration is ongoing at the La Cabana Spa and the designated booth at the Centrio Mall CM Recto lobby with limited slots available. Fees for the 3K and 5K distances are at P200 and P300 respectively inclusive of snacks, an exclusive Rustan’s Supermarket loot bag, race bib, jersey and other giveaways. The supermarket will also be open earlier at 7:30 a.m. for the added convenience and pleasurable shopping experience of participants and spectators.

Take a step towards social responsibility and go the extra mile for a good cause. Walk more and give more as all proceeds will benefit the Xavier EcoVille project, a Xavier University-led resettlement initiative for Sendong survivors.

Rustan's Supermarket will officially open its doors to the public on Friday, May 17 and will be open daily with regular store hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. With its vision to provide Quality for All, shoppers can expect fresh products and local and imported groceries with consistent value and quality. Customers can also enjoy delicious dishes at the Yum Yum Tree and delight in the healthy options of Gourmet to Go.

Rustan Supercenters, Inc., a member of the Dairy Farm International Group, is the operator of Rustan's Supermarkets, the Shopwise chain of hypermarkets and Wellcome. With the addition of its Centrio branch, Rustan's Supermarkets will have 17 branches nationwide. For more information, connect with @rustanfresh on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visitwww.rustansfresh.com



J.Co Donuts and Coffee - CDO Branch Opens Tomorrow!

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YES you read it right! J.Co Donuts and Coffee will finally opens here in the City of Golden Frienship- Cagayan de Oro on May 10, 2013. We must be proud of this since it will be their first branch outside Metro Manila.

Finally the long wait is over, no more pasalubongs coming from J.Co Donuts Manila 'coz we will be having our very own here in Centrio, Ayala Mall (Ground Floor) located near the garden area of the said mall.

Photo credits: wowcdo.com

Just an information: J.Co Donuts and Coffee is a popular Indonesia-based cafe retailer and one of the fastest growing donut & coffee chain in South-East Asia.

Well, if you haven't tried this most clamoured donut brand from Indonesia, better line-up for a long queue by tomorrow. But don't worry, just trust me it's yummy!!! :)

Ms. CDO 2013 Search is on Going

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Another year of glamour and beauty is coming very soon as the City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro is holding screenings for possible official candidates for Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013. 

Screening dates will be on April 27 at Rhapsody Suites and May 4 at VIP Hotel. Both screening dates will be from 2pm to 6pm. Registration form is available at the Facebook Fanpage of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2013. 


This year, the biggest beauty pageant of the City will embrace the history and culture of the City thru its modern take of the Filipiniana. Mdm. Rhia Rita Y. Abalos, Chairperson of the Tourism Board says, ” We will bring the quality of our pageant production higher especially that we received positive feedback from our sponsors and the public on the amazing production we did last year.” 


For those who are qualified to join, you must be at least 5’5ft inches tall, born or has origin in the City or has been living in the city for at least a year as a student or as a professional. 

The winner will receive cash prize as much as P75 thousand pesos and a lot of gift items from the pageant’s valued sponsors. This event is a heavily supported by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro and Regional Office of Department of Tourism. (Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Board)

info from : http://wowcdo.com

Rustan's Fresh so soon in CdeO!

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Photo Credits: Mindanaoan.com

Yay! 17 days from now to be exact another leader and pioneer in the grocery shopping industry will be open here in our city- the Rustan's Supermarket! The first ever grocery to deliver here in the Philippines. So, Kagay-anons we must be proud of this!

By the way, if you want to help the Sendong survivors in Xavier Ecoville, Lumbia CdO, you can go for a 3-kilometer walkathon on May 18 (right after the opening of Rustan's). Registration is only Php 200 then you will get you get a nice Rustan's jersey, finisher's loot bag and snacks. So come and join now! :)

DALTAN'S Kambingan in CDO

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As the world celebrated 4squareDay 2013 last April 16, the CDObloggers too for the first  time participated that same event. We the cluster 5 of CDO Bloggers made a decision to have our meet-up at Daltan's Kambingan situated at corner Capistrano- Cruz Taal Streets in this city. 
Upon knowing that the said venue was at Daltan's, what came to mind was okay I will not eat but I have to be there in support for the group. Why? because honestly, I don't feel like eating goat meat. I remember back then when my father and cousins would eat such, I would immediately asked them what does it taste like? Well, they've got the same answer..."it's yummy!"

Here comes the dishes in front of me, I thought they would served us another type of dish aside from the goat  meat but unfortunately they did not. Funny me! So I left with no choice but instead get a small amount of their Kalderetang Kambing as some kinda' taste test on my part. Believe me, I am so thankful for my taste buds at that time because I really love the dish and guess what? I requested for a additional cup of rice. :) So I can now say that Daltan's Kambingan is the yummiest Kambingan in the city (downtown). They are simply the best! 

So here's my plate below on the upper left...
By the way, just an info... they named their business as Daltan's not because of the owner's name combination but instead Daltan's means "Dala Tanan" (all -in-one) since they cater not only goat dishes but other dishes that you want to and aside from that they have their massage parlor at the second level of their restaurant. Cool huh! 

Well, if you want to try the best kambingan in town...
come and visit DALTAN's at Capistrano-Cruz Taal Sts, CDO (near Shanghai Bakery) 

Gelatorama 3

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I'm not really a sweet lover but with Missy BonBon I can tolerate the sweetness of their gelatos. But I know there are lots of gelato lovers in here so better get your tickets now for free and enjoy their GelatoRama3 by simply completing the Gelatoram coupon so that you can get your Gelato-All-You-Can-Party!
So visit your nearest Missy BonBon stores now and avail their promos. :)

Movie Date with Bigby's Wednesday!

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If you are a movie goer then you deserve this treat from Bigby's!

Simply dine in at Bigby's then you will be given an Ayala Malls Cinema Gift Card. But take note their GCs can only be used only every Wednesday at Ayala Cinemas.
So better enjoy it now until May 31, 2013.

Try the Bon-Bon Milk Shakers!

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Wanna try this new Bon-Bon Milk Shakers? Visit the nearest Missy Bon Bon Stores now: Missy Bon Bon  Limketkai, Centrio and SM!


hhhmmmm...I guess I need to try this one also...:)



Shake and Shout!!!

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I guess shake would be the best partner for summer! If you want your thirst to be quenched, then try the Bigby's shake flavors then you'll surely SHOUT not just for the coldnesss & yumminess but of the lowest price they could offer you ~ Php 15.00 (to celebrate their 15th yrs). You read it right, for as low as 15 you can enjoy the summer shake with Bigby's!

So come home to Bigby's with your family and set of friends NOW! 

Hurry since this is valid only for the whole summer period of April and May, 2013..