Very, very thrilled to share that I am (again) a newspaper columnist! Starting February 20, 2015, I will be one of the columnists at Gold Star Daily, Mindanao's largest newspaper. I have named my column "Mindanaoan Meets World" as I plan to write about lifestyle, music, a little bit of politics and showbiz and travel not only within the Philippines but around the world, too!
My first stint as newspaper correspondent, columnist and part-time editor started way, way back. Like eons of light years ago haha! But life happened, I took a career detour and eventually, was already happy and contented to just work with the traditional media practitioners instead :) With this new development, though, I guess this is not only trying my hand again at writing for a daily newspaper but also my way of...
As a certified Havaianatico, I always get really excited whenever Havaianas releases new designs. And this Christmas season is no different! Havaianas is bringing more joy and happy memories as they release the new and stylish Havaianas 2013 Holiday Collection!
What's also great about this is that Spruce, my favorite go-to place for everything Havaianas, is carrying these styles. Their sister store, All Flip Flops, also has these pretty Havaianas Christmas designs!
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. Lovely colors, right?
Ready to treat yourself t...
I previously mentioned here on Mindanaoan that I was involved in a recent 3-day series of events for the Rustan's Fresh CDO opening. Aside from the grand opening, Rustan's Fresh Supermarket Cagayan de Oro City also sponsored a walkathon (in partnership with Xavier EcoVille, wherein all proceeds collected from the registration fees went to the said resettlement project for Typhoon Sendong survivors) and a Rustan's Fresh Cagayan de Oro preview night attended by VIPs, trade partners, concessionaires, traditional media practitioners, bloggers, guests and other local key personalities.
Hundreds of people came to get a sneak peek of the 4,186 square meter store and 17th branch in the Philippines.
All of those events were huge successes and I would like to wholeheartedly thank each and ...
International brand MANGO is set to open its Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro branch on Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6PM at Level 1, Centrio Mall. MANGO, an international clothing design and manufacturing company, will finally open its very first flagship store (and not just an outlet store) in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines and I'll be there! :)
Thank you very much MANGO for the exclusive invitation! Mindanaoan is more than happy to cover the MANGO Centrio branch opening not only because I love their products (one of the MANGO pieces I own is this green MANGO suit that has survived the test of time!) but also because the people behind the launch are friends :)
Let's see if I can find a nice, new MANGO party dress on Sunday! Wish me luck :D
MANGO was founded in S...
It was in late 2010 when I first fell in love with Etude House products. I kept on hearing all about their BB Creams (blemish balm creams) so when I finally found an Etude House shop in Manila, I grabbed the chance to finally buy the Etude House BB Magic Cream.
Since then, there was no turning back.
Today, my makeup stash always includes a tube of Etude House BB Magic Cream - I even bring it along during my travels. It gives you flawless complexion and that "no makeup look." It's also very easy to put on and you only need a pea size amount for every use. The Etude House BB Cream is definitely a good investment.
Fortunately for me and fellow Etude House fans, we don't need to travel far just to replenish our stash of Etude House goodies.
Etude House Philippines will now have...
So I told you guys earlier that I was going to meet John Lloyd Cruz. Like I previously mentioned, it was not my first time to meet John Lloyd Cruz - the man once called by a magazine as The Most Beautiful Man In The Philippines - but it was the very first time that I had a truly unexpected, scary, exciting, scream-inducing, kilig-to-the-bones experience with John Lloyd Cruz. BUT I'm getting ahead of myself! Let's back track a bit.
John Lloyd Cruz was in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao last December 3, 2011 for his Grand Fans Day cum 5th Anniversary as endorser of Biogesic. John Lloyd Cruz (or as fans fondly call him, JLC) has been a Biogesic endorser for 5 "Ingat" years and to mark the occasion, they have conducted a nationwide tour, held in cooperation with ABS CBN Mag TV. John Lloyd Cru...
Just got word today. It's a go! Confirmed! Concert King Martin Nievera and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo will topbill the much-awaited "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro City concert on Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, CDO.
Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in CDO is a go, people!
And yes, Mindanaoan.com, adjudged as the Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao 2010 by the Philippine Blog Awards, is one of the official media partners of the Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo What Love Is Cagayan de Oro concert!
This event in CDO will definitely be a surefire hit! Expect nothing less than fiery performances from both Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo. Both will surely light up the concert hall with their stream of hits and electrifying dance moves. November 4, 2...
Minutes after the successful All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in CDO concert, I was told by the producers that they're bringing in another surefire hit concert to the City of Golden Friendship.
A Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro concert! Yes, folks, this will be MAJOR!
The Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro leg will be held on November 4, 2011! I have yet to ask the producers where the venue will be but I have a hunch that it'll be most likely the Atrium of Limketkai Center.
Subscribe to Mindanaoan.com (click here and please don't forget to verify!) today and be updated with the latest details on this much-awaited Martin Nievera Sarah Geronimo concert in Cagayan de Oro City!
Who knows, I might be giving away tickets to this sho...
Remember my earlier totally fan girl mode blog entry about me wanting oh-so-badly to watch the upcoming All 4 One and Color Me Badd concert (and basically wanting to stalk Color Me Badd)? (A lot of my faithful Mindanaoan.com readers left comments on that blog entry and some also sent me nice, sweet messages through my official Facebook page! Aww :) ) Well, it seemed my lucky stars shone brightly that day and thanks to the positive vibes you guys sent, I have fabulous news to share with all of you!
Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in Cagayan de Oro Philippines concert!!! :D (Just imagine that sentence as if it's blinking and there are fireworks behind the words HAHAHA!!! Yup, that's HOW excited I am!!! I already did a lot of cartwheels, ...
UPDATE: HERE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE MISS KAGAY-AN 2011 PAGEANT! Who will be crowned the next Miss Kagay-an 2011? Do you have a bet yet? I'm also excited to know who the winners of Miss Kagay-an 2011 will be!
This year’s Ms. Kagay-an 2011 is a grand gathering of 12 equally talented and beautiful young ladies from Cagayan de Oro which will promise to make the Pageant Night something to watch out for.
The coronation night of Miss Kagay-an 2011 will be on Aug. 24, 2011, 7 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center. The pageant night is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will also be seen live over GNN Channel 45 for non-cable TV subscribers and Channel 29 for cable TV subscribers of Parasat Cable TV.
Department of Tourism Region X is spearheading the event for Promote CDO Foundation, Inc.
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