Saturday, July 11, 2015

Krispy Kreme turns 78 Years Old, Celebrates by Offering a Sweet Treat to Fans

Ever since the flagship Krispy Kreme store in the Philippines opened in Bonifacio High Street in 2006, it has been one of the beloved doughnut shops by the Filipinos. I remember traveling from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (back when I am not based here yet), I would always see people carrying boxes (and I mean more than 2 boxes) of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Imagine my happiness when Krispy Kreme finally invades Cagayan de Oro; it is now easier for me to sit down and enjoy the fluffy doughnuts with a cup of hot coffee.

This year marks Krispy Kreme's 78th birthday, and as a thank you gift for all the fans, they will be selling half-dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for only 78 pesos, but this will happen for one day only, so read up if you want to know how.

This event will take place on Monday, 13 July 2013. From 7am to 8pm, you can avail a box of 6 Original Glazed Doughnuts for only 78 pesos. All you have to do is Download and Register in the Krispy Kreme Mobile App (available both on Android and IOS) and show the digital coupon to redeem Box of 6 Original Glazed.

Regarding to the digital coupon on the Krispy Kreme App, Krispy Kreme's Official Facebook said "Hi everyone! We can feel your excitement! Don't worry, we're excited too. But for you to be guided, App coupons will be distributed beginning Sunday evening but valid only on Monday from 12am to 11:50pm. Coupons will be automatically distributed every 5 minutes to newly registered users until Monday, 11:50pm."

Or, you may print or screen grab the 78th Birthday Celebration voucher from Krispy Kreme Official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Page and present it to the cashier.

Here in Cagayan de Oro, you may avail of the offer at Limketkai Center and Centrio Mall. You can only avail two boxes for this offer, so if you want to avail of more than two boxes of 6pcs. Original Glazed Doughnuts, I suggest you gather all your family members to join in the party.

See you on Monday!

Friday, July 10, 2015

#HalleLuyangDilaw : Trying out Turcumin Food Supplement

I been using turmeric as a way of combating inflammation that comes with body pains. Why? Simply because many grandmothers recommend it. I only come to believe it when my ankle was so inflamed and painful due to wrong posture while sleeping. Even a week of Diclofenac Sodium and Bengay massages provides little comfort. So bought fresh turmeric, boiled it and drink it like tea - like salabat and the pain and inflammation drastically gone in just 3 days.

The problem is fresh turmeric is not that abundant in the market unlike ginger. So, the next alternative is to buy powdered turmeric in supermarket's spices section. Sadly, after 3 days of opening a powdered turmeric its taste, effectiveness and potency will be gone. After a few years, a co-blogger featured Turcumin, right on the spot, i knew it will be the solution to my non-potent turmeric problem.

Why did I say that it is the solution to my non-potent turmeric problem? First, i dont need to look for turmeric in the market, its not that easily available. Second, i dont need to prepare like slice and boil and let it cool before drinking. with this, ill just pop out the pill. Third and the most important reason of all, unlike fresh or powdered turmeric, this Turcumin will all be potent in both strength and benefits because it is sealed in its capsule and blister pack.

Turmeric promises many medicinal benefits like anti-inflamation, anti-free radicals, anti-oxidant and many more BUT there is no clinical studies and researches for it thus I do know and I am aware that Turcumin is not a drug nor can treat illnesses. but i will still try Turcumin simply because of its content - the turmeric - can help me with my occasional painful knee and ankle.

for the first week of trial ill take one capsule a day then on the 8th day, ill pop twice a day (if there's no adverse reaction to me). Ill report in this blog and to social mediacast anything i observed. for the mean time, lets use the hashtags #Turcumin #HalleLuyangDilaw #HealthRichPharma for us to monitor other users observations and testaments.

#proTECH101 : A Public Service Message from Globe Telecoms


Globe Telecom, the Philippine National Police, and the National Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged 65 alleged cable thieves and fraudsters as the drive against such illegal activities continues to intensify.

In line with this also, Globe has launched the online campaign #ProTECH101, to inform and keep their subscribers and all netizens vigilant against this global online crisis. GLOBE has launched a new online security campaign to serve as an information drive reminding netizens to keep vigilant in sharing personal information online. It is also to further promote online security and online crime prevention as it is now a rampant global issue at this technological age.

As distinguished and trusted influencers in the online space, we strongly believe you could be a great online security advocate and help spread the word about this campaign. The first part of our information drive series is presented above which is social media-ready for sharing! We hope you could also use the official hashtag:#ProTech101 and encourage you to share your own online safety tips! :)

We truly hope you could help us share this news. We're sure a lot of readers are worried of the ongoing online scams and we need them to be wary, and know that Globe is willing to cooperate and fight cases like these.

Yours Truly,

Globe Telecoms Inc.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 Presentation of Candidates

The Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 Candidates are presented to the press and to the public last 4th of July 2015. Our good friend sir Jacob Casile of Jacob Casile Photography got a change to take photos. I wasn't there because I attended a culinary class.

The candidates are: (from left to right)

1. Kiezela Quiz
2. Maelyn Joy Sta. Cruz Unson
3. Rose Cherry Ruiz
4. Andrea Leslie Seronay
5. Megan Julia Roa Digal
6. Caroline Joy Veronilla
7. Nikka Mae Mira Esic
8. Charlene Jane Huera
9. Joyce Artango
10. Charinna Barro
11. Yoshabeth Valdehuesa
12. Dylanna Bax

to know more about Jacob Casile Photography, contact him at Belive me! He is good in night and nightlife photography and new way of taking photos - the drone aerial photography.

to know more about the Miss Cagayan de Oro, just visit their official facebook page at Miss Cagayan de Oro

CDO Foodie Note No. 2015-002 : Ana and Consuelo


Ana's Kitchen has been serving us since 2006. Their branch in Xavier University Gym - Corrales St. - I guess was opened last 2013. The said branch is my hang out place every afternoon to eat and to wait for my wife and her nephew. I love their dishes simply because of its homey taste. It has (this) dinner ambiance complete with aircon and bossa music. This is where also I write my blogs and social media-casting. They don't have a wi-fi thou but still it gives you that coffee shop atmosphere.

Few weeks ago, one customer asked if they have pastries. The food server said they dont have and offered pasta and sandwich instead. While they are talking I noticed the new cake chiller waiting and empty, anticipating when would that chiller be filled. GOOD NEWS! cakes, pastries and bread are now available to pair that (afternoon) brewed coffee.

As of today (06 July 2015) they have: Brazo de Mercedes, Butter Cake, Choco Cake, Torta, Ensaymada, Brownies and Sans Rival.


Before I set foot here in Cagayan de Oro, stories about the yummiest and most affordable steaks BUFFET, YES! its buffet in Cagayan de Oro can be found only in Consuelo's Steakhouse. Sadly when I came here for the first time (year 2009 I guess) Consuelo's Steakhouse is closed.

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On the same venue,It was subdivided to house pubs, resto-bars even a burger joint, came and flourished. Both Cagayanons and tourist loved that place to dine, drink and be merry.

A good (online) friend (Maia of gave us the sad news. The said area is once again closed for renovation. That's the reason why 99 Ranch Resto-Bar and Backyard Burger announced that they are leaving the place as I mentioned in my CDO Foodie Food Note no. 2015-001.

I dearly hope that the renovations will be completed as soon as possible so that we can all have new place to dine and unwind.