Saturday, September 30, 2017

2nd National Day of Pampering by Nail.a.holics

Nail.a.holics, a national brand of nail salon and spa, will have its second year of National Pampering Day nationwide for its loyal clients and patrons on October 17, 2017

Here in Cagayan de Oro, it will be held in two of its branches: 3/f Centrio Ayala Mall; and on the 4/f SM CDO Downtown Premier. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage. Please visit the branch of choice for more details and to get your ticket/passes for the said event.

Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas.

So go now to your nearest Nail.a.holic branch and see you on the October 17th. Visit to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa, Twitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Our First Dibs at Roadhouse Cafe

13 September 2017
Roadhouse Cafe
3/f Centrio Mall

in my years of stay here in Cagayan de Oro, there are times that i heard some good comments that offers the best food not only here in CdeO but also in Bukidnon (sorry, I forgot which part of Bukidnon they are refering to). These comments gets louder if i pass by their branch in SM City CDO (aka SM Uptown). Sadly, me and my wife did not had the chance to try it but she keeps on saying that their food is great since she knew some of the admins. Fast forward, when my sisters asked me where will we celebrate our mom's birthday, i remembered Roadhouse Cafe thus we celebrated it there. We chose the Centrio branch because its the nearest branch for all of us: my family and in-laws.

We only had a simple celebration full of chit chats and sharing while enjoying the food:

Tinolang Isda (Lapu-lapu) for soup and appetizer

Seafood in a Basket. A basket made with fried noodles filled with yummy veggies and seafood: shrimp, fish and squid.

Me and my Family's favorite: Kare-Kare, they used ox tail and skin.

The star of our feast, Crispy Pata.

To our surprise, they gave our celebrant a slice of Sapin-Sapin with candle for well wishes.

Thank you so much Roadhouse Cafe staff and crew for making our celebration a memorable one. Everybody enjoyed the food you prepared. my high regards to chef Albert and to ms. MM...


With this, i heard that they are opening up something great in Valencia, Bukidnon. as for me and this blog, ill support lokal...cant wait to blog about it...

Friday, September 22, 2017

Burias Shoal of El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental

15 Sep 2017

PRELUDE: I am so thankful that I made the cut to be part of the City Tourism Office of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental's Media Tour Day. We visited about four tourism sites that the city are proud of. I'll share to you each site in different parts so that I won't flood a single article. Our next stop, Burias Shoal.

After some yummy treat of fresh milk, we went on to our next destination. after some road trip and 2 boat rides - the smaller boat lead to a bigger boat because the bigger boat can't make to shore - we reached Burias Shoal.

Burias Shoal is a sandbar that surfaces only during low tide. The city government made that shoal a marine protected area making a part of it a sanctuary to migratory green sea turtles, corals, giant clams and various species of fish.

The city government will make some facilities like a pier for boats for an easy access to the shoal. for sure, aqua and marine activities will come along so that it will be come one of best tourist spot of the city and of the province.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Highland Fresh Dairy Products of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental

15 Sep 2017

I am so thankful that I made the cut to be part of the City Tourism Office of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental's Media Tour Day. We visited about four tourism sites that the city are proud of. I'll share to you  each site in different parts so that I won't flood a single article. Our first stop: Highland Fresh Dairy Products Factory.

When I first came here in Cagayan de Oro, my GF then (my wife now), let me tried Highland Fresh Dairy Products' Fresh Milk. We bought in the grocery half liter of each flavor: melon (aka cantaloupe) and chocolate. Love at first drink!!! The next day, as we strolled around the neighborhood, we came across a store that sells Highland Fresh Dairy Products' milk bar, the frozen version of the fresh milk. Since then, we buy milk bars to beat the (summer) heat.

Going back to present time, I am so amazed that the tour's first stop is the Highland Fresh Dairy Products' Factory, just like a kid on a school field trip.

This factory not only produces (flavored) fresh milk and milk bars, they also produce: yogurts, Gouda Cheese, and pure butter. Some variants of cheese like our beloved "kesong puti" and mozzarella cheese are made upon request or per order basis to guarantee freshness of the product.

Their milk comes from different dairy farms and cooperatives in region ten namely: Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental. Following the strict standards of the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Health, process around  4,000 litters of milk per month and being sold in different groceries and pasalubong centers in the region and as well as in different national food exhibits and expos.

Here in Cagayan de Oro, they have a store and office located at Rizal-Hayes Streets (near Lourdes College). Visit their website at to know more about them.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Limketkai Luxe Hotel hosts Gym Instructors Training

Yesterday until 8th of September, Limketkai Luxe Hotel is the current venue for "Functional Training Essentials" .Its a training for all Fitness or Gym  Instructors and those who are fitness enthusiast. This training of instructors is conducted by Coach Archie Nellas, an Australian certified fitness coach and founder of Fit and Play.

Coach Archie, who is into fitness training for almost 17 years, will teach the participants the current trends in fitness training. He will also assist them on how to deal with clients fitness needs. The participants will surely leave the training camp empowered with new skills for healthy living and active lifestyle.

The training camp is in Limketkai Luxe Hotel's Wellness and Recreation Center, on the 3rd floor. Their wellness center have a floor exercise area where all dance exercise are held like yoga, zumba and aero workout. on the other side is where the state-of-the-art gym equipment for machine assisted exercises and workouts.

This Health and Wellness center was provided for gym members and stay-in guest not only as an added facility to the hotel but also to raise awareness about fitness and wellness. With that LKK Luxe Hotel is inviting every one to be physically fit by being a member and/or be their valued stay-in guest. For more information just give them a call at 0917-321-45-64 or visit their facebook page at