Monday, December 15, 2014

Sweet House’s 12 Days of Christmas Baking Demo

Sweet House
Tiano – Borja
Cagayan de Oro City

Sweet House, one of Cagayan de Oro’s newest Culinary School shared their baking skills and expertise thru their 12 Days of Christmas Baking Demo. For 12 days starting from the 1st of December, Chef Mich Uapal shared how to make baked goody one day at a time. For my part, I’ll just share four since I wasn’t able to attend in all classes.

1st of December was No Baked Brownies Day

This is a mixture of chocolate, cream and marshmallows chilled overnight to mold. Purely, this is a delight to both kids and kids at heart.

2nd of December was Sans Rival / Silvanas Day

Silvanas and Sans Rival is just the same the only difference is the size. Silvanas is smaller. This is a meringue covered in French Buttercream and nuts.

8th of December was Red Velvet Cheesecake Day.

It was my first time to hear such a cheesecake variety. Its made of cream cheese, cocoa power, eggs and red coloring crusted in crushed oreo cookies. A Bit of a trivia. Folklore said that one baker used red color to make a little experiment thus he created red velvet.

9th of December was French Macarons Day.

It’s a small disk of meringue filled with French buttercream. Adding flavoring to the French buttercream will make different varieties. I liked the salted caramel and coffee.

Once again, Thank you so much Chef Mich and Sweet House for sharing to us your skills, expert advice.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Air Asia Philippines will Open Cebu to CDO/DVO routes

Starting 12th of December, Air Asia will (re)open flights Cebu to Cagayan de Oro & vice versa and Cebu to Davao & vice versa. This news was shared to us by Air Asia (Philippines) CEO Atty. Joy CaƱeba together with her is Air Asia's Line Captain Giselle Bendong last 28th of November in Seda Hotel Cagayan de Oro.

Flight Schedules are as follows (effective 12 December 2014 until further notice)

Cebu to Cagayan de Oro (CEB-CGY)

Daily flight Z20535 from CEB leaves at 12:35 then arrives in CGY at 13:25
Daily flight Z20537 from CEB leaves at 14:50 then arrives in CGY at 15:40

Cagayan de Oro to Cebu (CGY-CEB)

Daily flight Z20536 from CGY leaves at 14:05 then arrives in CEB at 14:55
Daily flight Z20538 from CGY leaves at 16:20 then arrives in CEB at 17:10

Cebu to Davao (CEB-DVO)

Daily flight Z20523 from CEB leaves at 09:10 then arrives in DVO at 10:20
Daily flight Z20525 from CEB leaves at 15:20 then arrives in DVO at 16:30

Davao to Cebu (DVO-CEB)

Daily flight Z20524 from DVO leaves at 11:00 then arrives in CEB at 12:10
Daily flight Z20526 from DVO leaves at 17:10 then arrives in CEB at 18:20

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy 20th Year TGI Friday's Philippines

In celebration of TGI Friday's Philippines 20th year of great place for food and party on the 11th of December, TGI Friday's thru this blog is giving away a total or nine (9) FREE Jack Daniel’s Burger with an SRP of 550 pesos, thats one for 9 people.

Jack Daniel Burger is "expertly seasoned and fire-grilled to order, our juicy burger is glazed with Jack Daniel’s® sauce and stacked with two strips of crispy bacon and American cheese on a toasted bun. Served with a side of Jack Daniel’s® sauce, the classic fixings and crispy seasoned fries" - TGI Fridays website.

To win:
1) Share to this blog site thru your comment the 20 things why you love TGI Fridays. 20 things or reasons without repetition. This giveaway is valid from Dec 10 to Dec 11, 2014 only.
2) After you list down your 20 things, share your email address so that I can contact you if you win.
3) Lastly, pls do follow these social media accounts:

twitter and instagram = @agent112778

TGIFridays facebook page =

To start let me share to you my 20 things - arranged in random order and all photos herein are from TGI Fridays' Facebook page

1) Timeless American Diner Experience.

2) Friendly and accommodating staff.
3) Expert Chefs and Cooks that makes,
4) Best food experience.
5) Happy Hour even on weekdays. (time and menu varies from branches)

6) Mojitos and Margaritas.

7) Fridays Trio.
8) One Pound Buffalo Wings.
9) Calypso Calamari Salad.
10) Cheeseburger Sliders.
11) of course the Jack Daniel Burger; and Jack Daniel Ribs.
12) Lunch to Go (on selected branches only)

13) New York Strip.
14) Sizzling Fajita.
15) Fridays Shrimps.
16) Three Meat Platter.
17) Pasta alia Vodka.
18) Red Velvet Cheesecake.
19) Ice Cold Beer in a bucket.
20) Reasonable price good for the family or friends.

I'll be contacting the winners thru email or FB PM so pls dont forget to share your email address and Facebook Account. One person can only win once. Announcement of winners will be on December 15, 2014.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 Online Revolution culminating this 12.12, the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall is staging the biggest and grandest online shopping extravaganza this December 12 – with jaw-dropping discounts, mind-blowing deals, and incredible brand partnerships all happening as early as 12:00 AM of December 12 in!Night owls can log on in the early hours for special night promotions only available between 12am and 8am; while shoppers can take advantage of killer deals and unbeatable hourly flash sales from 8am – 11.59pm!

Find everything you’ll need this holiday season, from mobiles, tablets, gadgets and appliances to fashion, household goods, toys, and sports equipment and enjoy more than 80% discount on select best-selling items.

Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and CEO of Lazada Philippines said “We kicked off the month-long Online Revolution sale in November, but the best is yet to come. With 24 hours of unbeatable deals on 12 December, consumers are in for an unforgettable shopping experience!”

So we rounded up the Five S’s why you should be part of this year’s biggest online shopping event this 12.12 only at

1.Shop Effortless

Say goodbye to traffic jams, crowded malls, long queues and the struggle to find a parking space. You can shop from the comfort of your home, and Lazada will bring your items to your doorstep! As if this wasn’t hassle-free enough, Lazada also offers free delivery for orders abovePhP 1,000 and cash-on-delivery payment option.

2. Something for Everyone

Need something for your loved ones and godchildren? Lazada has it. How about your nine month old nephew? Lazada has it too! With nine (9) virtual floors of goods ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment, you’ll find everything you need on your browser or mobile app.

3. Save while you Shop

Sounds too good? Yes we mean it and we mean it very well. With special sales and competitive prices, Lazada promises great brands at affordable prices so you won’t break the bank this holiday (or all-year-round).

4. Style Up for the Season

Philippines may be all sun and no snow but the newly launched in-house fashion label, LZD, offers you a colourful assortment of clothing and accessories suitable for our tropical climate. You can also surprise your loved ones with stylish gifts from UK and US high street fashion brands, available exclusively at Lazada.

5. Shop on-the-go

Running on a tight schedule this December? Lazada offers an enviable mobile shopping experience via smartphone, tablet, iOS and Android apps so you can fill your stockings in the bath, on the train or on your lunch break!

Inanc Balci added, “More people than ever before will be shopping online this holiday season, as consumers want to beat crowds, queues and the inconvenience of shopping in malls and busy shopping districts. With a wide range of product offerings all under one digital roof, consumers can shop effortlessly at Lazada without having to leave their home.”

So how can you be part of the Online Revolution happening this 12.12? Simply log into to get the best deals of the year and subscribe to our Facebook Fanpage at

About the Online Revolution
The Online Revolution is the Southeast Asian version of Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Singles Day. But compared to the other events, Online Revolution is a month-long sale at Lazada in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The event kicks off for the first time in Singapore on November 2014 and will be an annual event.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Experiencing Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits

25 November 2014
Italianni's Centrio Branch
Cagayan de Oro City

I posted last 19th of November about Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits, and now, I have the chance to experience it.

With four known people - a professional photographer, and SEO specialist, a mommy blogger and a fashion blogger - here in Cagayan de Oro, we shared a very sumptuous meals and dessert.

Italian Truffle Fries

Thinly sliced potatoes chips drizzled with Truffle Cream Sauce and served with a signature dip of mayonnaise and truffle paste. The taste of the truffles are the best twist for this all time favorite.

Smoked Salmon and Dill Pizza

The smoked salmon captured my interest. The crust is thin and crispy. Made with Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese and Gorgonzola Dill Sauce.

Peperoncino and Chorizo Pasta

Fresh spaghetti pasta tossed in olive oil, bacon, (shrimp), olives, and lots of pepperoni and Chorizo slices. One thing that captured my taste is the pepperoni and chorizo have a very tasty homemade taste. I really love oil based pasta and this is the best!

and to save the best for last, Strawberry Cheesecake.

Frozen Strawberry New York Cheesecake - brace yourselves for sensitive teeth pain attack - with strawberry sauce on the bottom and a scoop of whip cream on the side. Masarap pero nakaka ngilo.

Come to Italianni's Centrio branch to enjoy these and many more meals with new twist. Just ask their friendly staff for details.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy of Christmas Wishes

20 November 2014
Samsung Concept Store
3/f Centrio Ayala Mall

Samsung Mobile Philippines, launched its Holiday promo and new devices dubbed as "Samsung Galaxy of Christmas Wishes". They marked down their flagship and best selling smartphones, perfect for this yuletide season.

From November 15 until December 31, 2014, we can all avail their flagship smartphones with discounted prices: Samsung Galaxy Alpha (Php 29,990 SRP); Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Php 9,990 SRP) and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Php 37, 990 SRP)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha has: 4.7 inch sAMOLED HD display; LTE Ready; 32GB Internal Memory; 1860mAh battery; 1.8GHz + 1.3GHz Octacore Processor. 12.1MP HDR camera that can take professional photos even on against the light. Slim and light with ultra power saving that can last anothe 24hours even on 10% battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has: 16MP (rear) + 3.7 MP (front) Camera that can take 120 degree angle wide Selfie; ultra power saving that can last anothe 24hours even on 10% battery life; 5.7 Inch sAMOLED quad HD display that can provide most vivid details.

Aside from the flagship smartphones, they also offer 7 more great gadgets with great deals of discounts from 500 up to 3000 pesos off (device dependent).

So go ahead, grab your Samsung mobile device now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits!

Italian indulgence might be the reason why people would initially go to Italianni’s.There are a lot of rightful reasons for this. Besides the quality food and family-friendly environment, Italianni’s has proven time and time again how it can reinvent itself.

Italianni’s presents new and improved dishes that are pretty to the eyes and yummier in your tummy. Your much loved house specialties and favorites are improved with the belief that better is always best. Now Italianni’s can really cater to your every mood. Every visit is guaranteed an experience where customers fall in love with Italianni’s now more than ever.

You can start your new and improved Italianni’s experience with either the Crostinis with at least three mouthwatering dips to choose from for the Italian Truffle fries.

Italian Truffle Fries
Italianni’s can assure that this will jumpstart your appetite for a gastronomic experience. You can follow it with a classic Italianni’s Salad and munch on some fresh greens or you can go the exact opposite and go big with the oven-roasted Lamb which is so good, it’s only available at Italianni’s Greenbelt, High Street, and Mall of Asia. Now that’s a lamb you should really follow.

Italiannis Salad with Pancetta
If you’re opting for a little seafood but also craving some pizza, then you’re in for a treat. You can have the Smoked Salmon and Dill pizza made with cream cheese, goat cheese, onion, and gorgonzola dill sauce.

To make it the perfect Italian combination, get the Peperoncino and Chorizo pasta and you’ll feel like you’re just in Italy with its fresh spaghetti pasta tossed in olive oil, bacon, shrimp, and olives.

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try the ever so delicious Panna Cotta, a freshly made Italian cooked cream served with sauce and topped with caramelized oatmeal. All it’s goodness is presented in a jar that is just as good to go as it is to eat in the restaurant.

Panna Cotta
If you feel like only having a small snack that is just as filling but not as heavy, you can go for the Light and Easy sandwiches with a choice of salad or soup of the day and sourdough bread. You can choose from Italian Meatballs, Salami and Olives, Smoked Ham and Tomatoes, Shrimp and Dill, Prosciutto, Chicken, and Smoked Salmon. It can even be our little secret if you order all of them just to get a bite of all the goodness in every sandwich. Or you can settle for the tasty complimentary Italian bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it’s just as good.

Light & Easy Sandwich, Salad and Soup

Top your new and improved Italianni’s experience with another classic in the form of a strawberry cheesecake and end your meal not only with a fizzle but with a bang.

Strawberry Cheescake
We don’t even need a celebration to go to Italianni’s anymore. The food is celebration itself.

Check out Italianni’s social media pages:
Instagram and Twitter: @ItaliannisPh
Join the hashtag: #ItaliannisPh
For more details visit the website:

My Journey for Urban Life Awards 2014: Introduction and Teaser

For the upcoming days, I'll blog about the my culinary experience in the Search for Cagayan de Oro's Best Food Categories in the Urban Life Awards 2014.

I was tapped by a local newspaper - the Mindanao Gold Star Daily - to be one of their judges for food Categories namely: Best Burger; Best CDO Delicacy; Best Pizza; Best Filipino Cuisine; and Best Dessert.

One by one, I'll share to you the nominees and my personal experience as a (first time) judge for a culinary event. It is also my first to be part of a Food Tour so brace food flooding.

As early as now, I would like to share my fullest gratitude to the Urban Life Team : Ms. Cathy, Sir Choco, Ms. Aicy and Sir Dave for this wonderful experience.

One strike off my Bucket List.

Monday, November 03, 2014

T.G.I.Friday’s Brings Tastes of America

T.G.I.Friday’s is giving us another reason to celebrate as they bring us the tastes of America! Laid out with amazing flavors we all loved, Tastes of America is surely the way to capture our patriotic Filipino hearts.

Start off your meal with the scrumptious Southwest Shrimp Salad made from the freshest ingredients to ensure that yummy crunch in every bite. Next, taste the sunny flavors of Florida with the Miami Cubano Chicken Stack followed by Kansas Mashed Potato and you’ll definitely see the yellow brick road to paradise. You can also have the juicy crowd favorite Chicago Braised Pork Belly and get some of that real Chicago flair in your mouth. Top off your dish of choice with either Chili Pineapple or Apple Cucumber mojito and you’ll feel like its Friday on any day of the week.

Whatever your choice is, T.G.I.Friday’s will make sure that you’ll get a taste of America in every bite.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Smart Oven

Last on Samsung’s latest digital appliance lineup is the Samsung Smart Oven. The Samsung Smart Oven comes with more cooking settings in order to provide families with the best cooking experience possible. It includes features such as auto-cook for pre-programmed recipes yogurt making, dough proofing, and “Slim Fry” function. Slimfry function is what differentiates this from the typical Microwave Oven, since preparing meals no longer has to be an unhealthy experience.

The “Slim Fry” technology allows you to enjoy your favourite fried food cooked to a crisp without the oil. Cooking healthier meals for the family without cutting on taste and texture is now made possible. Meanwhile, the other smart features this smart oven has fulfilled a multitude of purposes. Its premium sensors allows it identify a food’s surface temperature, so whether it is frozen, chilled, or fresh, it can adjust its heat accordingly so you do not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking your meals. This makes it a great addition to any household.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Front Load Washing Machine

Another addition to their lineup of smart appliances is the Front Load Washing Machine. Doing the laundry is an arduous and time-consuming task. There are many things to consider when it comes to washing fabric, but Samsung’s newest Front Load Washing Machine makes cleaning clothes a breeze. It makes use of Samsung’s own Eco Bubble Technology that allows powerful cleaning in cold water. Using warm water is an extra step when it comes to doing the laundry, and it can also be damaging to some fabrics. But the Eco Bubble allows for easy cleaning by completely dissolving detergent even with cold water producing fine foam that easily penetrates the fabric for both effective and gentle, cutting the time, effort, and energy needed in doing this task.

left (white) is the front load washing machine; right (gray) is the top load washing machine
PS: bead design is not included

In addition to being extremely powerful with its high Revolution Per Minute (RPM) rate, it is also furnished with the Stain Away Program. This pre-programmed cycle was designed to deal with the 12 most common types of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass. It does all this with less noise, less vibration, and more performance than an ordinary washing machine. And of course, it is outfitted with the Digital Inverter Technology, guaranteeing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Showcase Refrigerator

Part of their new lineup also includes the new Food Showcase Refrigerator. This innovation provides smart organization for all your different types of food. There are two layers of doors in order to properly showcase the contents of the refrigerator, making it much easier to visualize your stocks. There are the outer compartments for your most frequently used products, allowing instant access. And then there are the inner compartments for ingredients that you don’t use as often. Not only does this maximize space, this setup makes organizing and consuming food a simple process. Everyone in the family, including the children can access refrigerator contents with ease.

The new Food ShowCase Refrigerator also features an ice and water dispenser. At the touch of a button, users can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled filtered water or fill a pitcher with cubed or crushed ice.

This refrigerator is also equipped with Samsung’s trademark Digital Inverter Technology. This means that the refrigerator utilizes the same smart technology that allows it to adjust its temperature accordingly. Thus, no unnecessary energy is consumed, making this an efficient and cost-effective appliance

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Air Conditioner

Designed to be outstandingly efficient, its uniquely triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (39%) – ensuring even air distribution and powerful cooling.

The new Samsung Air Conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology, which neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. The Virus Doctor feature has received various accolades including a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the indoor air-quality category, a 1st Air Day Minister of the Environmental Award, and the Jang Young Sil Award. Now, mothers need not worry about air-born viruses and allergens with Samsung’s Virus Doctor technology.

Energy efficiency is a key purchasing decision for consumers. The Samsung Air Conditioner’s Single User mode gives the flexibility to the user to control the capacity by effective use of energy. It uses less compressor capacity, reducing power consumption, while still providing a cool and comfortable environment. This ensures that users won’t have to worry about the electricity bill even if there’s only one person in the room.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Smart Gadget Expo at the Limketkai Mall

Smart Communications' Broadband Brand Smart Bro will have a gadget expo this weekend at the Rotunda of Limketkai Mall.

It would be a sale of our favorite and much awaited gadgets with Smart Bro plans.


Also, our friends from Smart is also reminding us to avail of the free Internet. Its open to all Smart Brands postpaid or prepaid by texting FREE to 9999 (conditions apply). If you availed this promo, pls tell us your experience by commenting below.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Macabalan Wharf : the MacArthur Park

30 July 2014
Macabalan Park
Brgy Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City

Macabalan Wharf is known for two things: Cagayan de Oro City Pier and; the MacArthur Park. For this post, I'll feature the historical value of Macabalan Wharf and why locals call it the MacArthur Park.

According to the Historical Marker and to what I had heard long ago. Macabalan Wharf was built by the Spaniards and cconqueredby the Americans. When Gen. Douglas MacArthur - the US Field Marshal in the Philippines during World War 2 - flee the Philippines from Corregidor Island (in Cavite Province) to Australia he made his quotable promise to his men and to the Filipino people "I shall return!". So from Corregidor Island he then went to Macabalan Wharf by boat then went to Del Monte Farms Airstrip in Bukidnon then by plane to Australia.

When he finaly returned, he landed in Palo, Leyte. and the rest as they sayy is another part of history.

The people of Cagayan de Oro honored Gen. MacArthur's heroism by building this park.

Its made of concrete. The hat symbolises his military cap that he always wore during the war. and the five stars that stands as its column represents his military rank of 5 Star General (of the US Army). In the middle of the marker is the replica or scale model of a PT boat symbolises the boat he used to in going to macabalan wharf.

At first i thought the park is closed since its gates are always close. Thus the second time I went there, I looked for the guards. One of the park opened the gates and welcomed me. She said that they always close the gates so that only "visitors" can come in and the would be "lovers" and "vandals" will not use the park to do their deeds.

To go to Macabalan Wharf:

Taxi = Just say MacArthur Park in Macabalan

Jeep or Multicab = Ride RA route for jeepney or RBC route for multicabs. Tell the conductor that youll go to MacArthur Park.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pizza and Pasta Treat from Frankee's Resto+Bar

29 August 2014
Frankee's Resto+Bar
JRBorja Ext-Macajalar st.,
Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City

One of the perks of being a Blogger is that I have the chance to be a helping hand to others. My host are young entrepreneurs who ventured their life savings to stay and put up a business here in Cagayan de Oro. We exchanged ideas and life experiences to each other while enjoying Frankee's best loved meals. My host treats me with these yummy meals.

First, the yummiest Pesto I had in yearsssss. This Seafood pesto is filled with lots of shrimps, squid and fish chunks. The taste of Basil is not super empowering thus its really yummy good. Complemented by a very crunchy slice of cheesy-garlicky toasted french bread.

Taste = 6/5
Appearance = 6/5
Serving Size = 6/5
Price = 7/5

While I'm enjoying pesto, a Pizza - an All Meat Thin Crust Pizza - came to join our chats. Hefty toppings of meats and super melted cheese in a crust that says "krak-krak" in every bite.

Taste = 5/5
Appearance = 5/5
Serving Size = 6/5
Price = 5/5

And I all gulped it all down with Frankee's Bestselling drink, the Le Mint. Its a frozen Lemonade drink with a twist of Mint thus the name. You never came to Frankee's without having this.

Taste = 7/5
Appearance = 7/5
Serving Size = 5/5
Price = 7/5

Frankee's Resto+Bar takes pride to their very homey and relaxing place. Very intimate for both lovely dates and barkada gimiks. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 2pm and 4pm to 10pm.


Please Follow  Frankee's Resto+Bar's Facebook Page at for up to date promos, offerings and other news. As of this moment, they lowered their prices at the same big taste so hurry and go to Frankee's Now!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mobile Wi-Fi : High Speed Internet on the Go

When we - my wife, her brother and family, and I - went to Bantayan Island for a weekend getaway, we brought along own gadgets like cellphones, laptop and plug-it wifi. While on the road for a 4 hour ride, I tried to use my plug-it wifi and it worked on some spots but not that stable. I do understand since we move from one town to the next signal dead spots comes out in no time.

When we reached our hotel, I tried again my plug-it wifi and sadly it did bogged down but my brother-in-law's plug it wifi streams fluidly, we even watched the live Pacquiao fight streaming without hassles. Based on this experience, I wrote on my bucket list that i'll purchase a pocket wifi so that I will not be tied down on a networked locked plug-it wifi. Since my wife and I are now both have wifi devices, I'll see to it that it will not be a plug-it wifi but it would be a Pocket Wifi router. Good thing SM Cyberzone have a month-long tech sale. I'll go to SM City Cagayan de Oro this coming August 30 or 31 to write off this dream to reality.

Of course before I'll buy something like IT devices, Ill search and research for it. Techno Mart in SM City Cagayan de Oro gave me some info of what I'm looking for. SM Cyberzone really have #EverythingForTheTechieInYou.

So here's my dream device that I'll purchase before the #31HappyCyberDays on August 31.

Its a pocket wifi from Huawei. I'll just plug in a Broadband SIM Card. Since its an open line (device) we can plug any network broadband SIM. Next would be to charge the battery and we now have high-speed internet on the go since it so compact, slim and portable.

Technology really changed my way of living not only because I'm a blogger but simply because it bring us closer to our loved ones even when we are far away from home or to each other. In fact, while we are traveling to Bantayan Island, Parents-in-law went to the hospital for mother-in-law's follow up check-up. I found out about it due to status photo of father-in-law. Thus, after settling our things we used the "facetime" app of brother-in-law to check on mother-in-law check-up results. She is fine then afterwards their grand daughters stepped in to cheer up their grand parents with their smiles and charms. Internet on the go and on the road really comes handy and beneficial too.

So folks! we still have two more days to grab some tech devices on sale for our techie lifestyle. Rush to your nearest SM Cyberzone. Say HI when we bumped each other at here in SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014: The Dawn of the New Queen

Tomorrow - 23rd of August 2014 - will be the coronation night of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014. Twelve lovely candidates are praying for the crown. Many people said that this year's competition is one of the most tight competition, kumbaga sa boxing "close fight".

Im very thankfull to @CDOBloggers, JCI Bai Lawanen and Organizers for allowing me to cover two pre-pageant events: Swimwear Competition and; the Evening Gown Competition.

For the swimwear competition, it was held in Limketkai Luxe Hotel's Emerald Ballroom last 1st of August. Candidates wore Coco Cabana swimwear and accessories from SM Department Store and sun shades by Sunnies.

For the Evening Gown Competition, it was a fashion showdown. They ramp four times wearing the designs from Mags, Fashion Assembly and Oro Fashion Designers' Guild.

To sum up, to sum up here are the lovely ladies. Sorry for the low resolution photos, Im using Mobile Photography in all events.

Candidate # 01 : Ms. Princess Go

Candidate # 02 : Ms. Jaz Abines

Candidate # 03 : Ms. Althea Bernales

Candidate # 04 : Ms. Rachel Tagapulot

Candidate # 05 : Ms. Novanmae Marcojos

Candidate # 06 : Ms. Kor Garces

Candidate # 07 : Ms. Zhairra Bas

Candidate # 08 : Ms. Marjorica Bautista

Candidate # 09 : Ms. Mitsume Aguilar

Candidate # 10 : Ms. Beatrice Pohl

Candidate # 11 : Ms. Sherra Vacalares

Candidate # 12 : Ms. Jane Maceda

For more photos and updates, please go to Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014's Official Facebook page at

My heartfelt gratitude to all candidates, its my pleasure and honor to meet you and take your photos. Thank you once again for allowing me to be your Facebook friend. I hope that this little humble blog entry can show my support you. Congratulations and God Bless. May the crown be in your favor.