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.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coin Operated Laundry

30 July 2014

Wash and Go Coin Op Laundry
Dolores (Fernadez) - Velez sts.,
Cagayan de Oro City

I only seen this in the movies and I really wondered how would it feel to experience of it. I sounds like easy yet those machines looks sophisticated.
At last I can now experience of using a coin op laundry here in Cagayan de Oro. The Wash and Go Coin Op Laundry.

They began their operations sometime in February of 2014. Since then, I always wanted to go there especially when heavy rain wont dry up all bed sheets. Sadly, this was the only day I get to use it when I picked up my wife's new uniform and she need to wear it the next day. Using our very trusty washing machine at home can do but i wont dry up immediately. So, I opted to go here so that I can do the laundry, dry it up while waiting for my wednesdate with my wife. Before picking up her uniform, I collected all my hand towels and other light colored laundry to maximise the load. Their washer and drier is up to 8Kg.

At this time, each wash load of 8Kg have a 30 pesos price tag BUT starting this August 1, 2014 they lifted their opening promo thus each wash load will now cost 60 pesos per 8Kg or 120 pesos if you will use the 16Kg washer. Thats about 7.50 pesos per kilo not bad if we will go to a laundromat that cost 30 pesos per kilo.

To start, I got a priority number at the front desk. Once called, I loaded my soap on top of the machine. Since Im using an all in one soap, i did not add a bleach and fabric conditioner. I then loaded my laundry, closed it. Push some setting in the machine, loaded my coins and pushed start and waited for it to be done.

Each was load have a cycle of wash, rinse and spin dry in about 20 to 30 minutes. After my laundry, some parts - about 20% - are still wet and if I'll bring it home with that amount it might smell stinky old soap. So OK ill use their heat dryer.

Each dryer cost 60 pesos per load with an estimated time of 40 to 45 minutes. Since my laundry has a little amount of water plus its a light fabric it just 15 minutes its all dried up. Good thing a co-blogger James was there and he is so thankful I pass my remaining dryer time to him. My total bill is 90 pesos, if I'll add my soap thats plus 5 pesos so all in all that 95 pesos. Not bad since its all done in just an hour and I don't have to wait for 3 days (by going to a laundromat).

Based on this experience I can note to all of us, including me, that we need to ready our 5 peso and 10 pesos coins to feed the machine and we can use our own brand of soap, bleach and fabric conditioner.  The machine's instructions are posted for our guidance.

Next time, i'll go there again with a full load of 8Kg so that I will get all full savings. REMINDERS pls, they now cost 60 pesos per 8Kg wash and another 60 pesos per 8Kg dryer. For more updates like their Facebook page at and their website has the lastest and full listing of prices, visit it at

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a Free Entree

Make your Tuesdays more exciting with the newest offer from Bistro! Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a free entree on top of your 20% discount when you use the Bistro Premiere Card on all Tuesdays of August! So dine in any of your favorite Bistro restaurant and enjoy an extra platter of entree on us!

This is available in Bistro Group's Restos: Itallianis; Tonkatsu by Terazawa and; TGIFridays. All are in Centrio Ayala Mall.