Who doesn't have a love relationship with Krispy Kreme? It's the home of my favorite Original Glazed Doughnuts, good signature coffee and delicious chilled drinks. In other words, Krispy Kreme is the home of good stuff and good vibes. And for people in Cagayan de Oro, the good stuff and the good vibes are heading their way real soon!
Krispy Kreme CDO will soon open a stand-alone store at Rosario Crescent, Lim Ket Kai Mall, Lapasan! Krispy Kreme at Limketkai Cagayan de Oro is set to open its doors and light their "Fresh Doughnuts Here" sign come mid-November. Are you excited? I know I am!
During a bloggers conference with Krispy Kreme Philippines Marketing Manager Mark Gamboa and Assistant Marketing Manager for Visayas and Mindanao Nadia Shami, I found out a couple of things about...
How does a buffet of Bavarian dishes, music from a live band and UNLIMITED BEER sound to you? Because that's exactly what you'll get when you celebrate Oktoberfest at Seda Hotel Centrio Cagayan de Oro!
Mindanaoan.com can also exclusively confirm that Seda Hotel CDO will go all-out in making the guests feel how it truly is to celebrate the popular German beer festival.
Check out what's part of the Seda Hotel CDO Oktoberfest 2013 menu:
Schweinshaxe (Bavarian style pork knuckles)
Different kinds of sausages (Frankfurter, Hungarian, Veal Chipolata, Veal Bratwurst)
And yes, free-flowing beer!
I don't know about you but doesn't this sound like a really, really good deal?
So celebrate Oktoberfest 2013 at Seda Centrio! Choose your day - Octobe...
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...
Are you a runner? Are you an avid running enthusiast?
There's a running event in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines that you may just be interested in! This CDO running event is set to benefit Typhoon Sendong victims.
The Sendong Run For A Home event is set to take place on January 28, 2012, 6 PM at SM City CDO. There will be two categories - 2K and 5K. Registration fee is only Php 200.00 and ALL registration fees will be donated to the "Give A Home Project."
Coach Rio Dela Cruz will be there!
Registration for Sendong Run For A Home is ongoing. Please proceed to La Cabana Spa, SM City CDO and Cham's Convenience Stores to sign up.
Thanks and please feel free to share the poster below:
Hello, everybody. I know that a lot of people have been asking me via Twitter as to when I can finally sit down and write my own Typhoon Sendong story but for now, please allow me to share more important information.
The following is the water rationing schedule released by the Cagayan de Oro Water District (this was released last December 20, 2011). Please feel free to share this page to everyone you know especially those living in the said areas.
A. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and SUNDAYS
- 12 midnight -4 AM : Kauswagan, Bayabas, Bonbon
B. Tuesday, Thursday and SATURDAYS
- 12 midnight -4AM : From Elipe Park, Carmen to Apovel Subdivision
C. DAILY: 24 HOURS
HYDRANTS & FAUCETS Along Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen
-Near Golden Heritage
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...
Christmas activities here and there! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? I've already finished my initial Christmas shopping tasks but you guys know how it is during Christmas --- nothing's ever enough! It's the season for good food, time with family and friends, merriment and loads and loads of shopping trips!
This season, why not hunt for bargains in the second “CDO CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Handog Pamasko sa Kagay-an” at the Magsaysay Park, Divisoria. The Christmas bazaar will formally open on December 9, 2011. The Christmas bazaar, which will kick off with a variety show featuring local talents and artists, is a joint project of the Cagayan de Oro City local government and select students of the School of Business and Management - Xavier University. This CDO Christmas bazaar activit...
It's literally been raining men for me the past few weeks! Not that I'm complaining, of course! ;)
First there were the gorgeous and talented men of Color Me Badd and All 4 One, then the funny Martin Nievera, then the confirmation that I will be working with international acts a1, Blue and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees then the tall, charming and handsome Borgy Manotoc and then now, it seems I will meet yet another cutie pie this weekend! Kung ulanin ka nga din naman ng suwerte ;)
I'm set to meet whom Yes Magazine once called the Most Beautiful Man in the Philippines --- John Lloyd Cruz.
This will actually not be the first time that I'll see John Lloyd Cruz in person, though. I've watched that ABS CBN Sunday show ASAP live a couple of times. Also, about 3 years ago, I was hired to pr...
Along with several CDO Bloggers, I witnessed the launch of the SM ChriSMs campaign and the SM Christmas Centerpiece Light Up Ceremony at SM Cagayan de Oro City last November 12, 2011. This CDO event served as the official launch of the Christmas season in all SM Supermalls around the country.
Top regional and local SM officials were on hand to grace the event. Bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro and Mr. Christmas himself - Santa Claus! - were also there. Right after the light up ceremony, a lot of families had their photos taken at the SM CDO centerpiece.
I was able to take a video using my trusty Flip mino:
Here are some photos during the SM CDO Christmas Light Up Ceremony:
Martin and Sarah in Cagayan de Oro! Just a few more days and Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo will hit the stage for the much awaited What Love Is concert in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao!
The Martin Nievera - Sarah Geronimo Live in CDO concert is set to happen on November 4, 2011, 8 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Are you guys ready to watch the Concert King and the Pop Princess?
My humble online space, 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!
Look at what I found inside Limketkai Mall during a recent visit to CDO:
Listen to the radio ad of the Martin Nieve...
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...
As you guys may know by now, I am an official media partner of the All 4 One and Color Me Badd Live in CDO concert that's set to happen this Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This means that apart from me being able to scream like a madman (I love, love, love Color Me Badd!) and watch the concert from (hopefully!) the front row, I also get the chance to meet and interview the boys this weekend! :D
So for fellow All 4 One and Color Me Badd fans - I'm giving you guys this chance to ask them anything via Mindanaoan.com! I'll make sure to ask your question/s during my day with these vocal superstars :) I'll also try my very best to ask for a couple of autographs and I might give some away through this blog :)
By the way, you mi...
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, ...
I'm not really sure if this is good news at all. The National Wages and Productivity Commission has announced that effective July 24, 2011, minimum wage earners in Region X (Northern Mindanao) will get an increase in their daily rate in the amount of...*hold your breath*...*drum roll please*...a whopping (yes, I'm being sarcastic) Php 17.00. Yep, that's seventeen pesos additional per day. That amount is supposed to represent the so-called Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) under Wage RBX-16.
I know what you guys are thinking. Some may think "at least there's an increase kesa sa wala na lang," or "that's not fair! Mindanaoans are very hardworking people and they deserve proper pay...definitely more than just seventeen pesos!" Sad to say, Php 17.00 is not even enough to buy one kilo of rice!...
How fast time flies! It seemed like only yesterday when I shared with you all my Make Your Own Havaianas 2010 experience. Now, it's that time of the year again! Yes folks, Make Your Own Havaianas 2011 will soon hit Mindanao!
And you know what this means. Spruce lifestyle boutique, the one responsible for all those fun Make Your Own Havaianas events around Northern Mindanao, is now looking for team members who want to be a part of MYOH 2011. Interested?
If you are 18 years old, a certified Havaianatico and currently enrolled in a University, just send your resume and tell the fabulous people over at Spruce why you want to be a part of the team this year! Email these to [email protected]
To inspire you, here's one of the photos taken during Make Your Own Havaianas 2009!
Budget airline Zest Air Philippines has a promo for two Mindanao to Manila (and vice versa) routes. Zest Air says that they have an ongoing seat sale from Manila to Cagayan de Oro (and vice versa) and Manila to Zamboanga (and vice versa). This promo from Zest Air can be availed for as low as Php 688.00. Just in case it'll be your first time to travel to these two Mindanao areas, you may want to read my posts about CDO and Zamboanga.
Manila to Cagayan de Oro - 688 pesos
Booking Period: June 8 to July 7, 2011
Travel Period: July 8 to October 15, 2011
Manila to Zamboanga - 688 pesos
Booking Period: June 8 to July 14, 2011
Travel Period: July 15 to October 15, 2011
You can call the Zest Air hotline number in Manila at (+63) 2 - 8553333 Or you can book your ticket online via their ...
In its initial offering as a concert producer in Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Joey Pelaez Events is set to conquer the music scene on December 19, 2010 at the Atrium Limketkai Center with The Crooner and The Comedienne featuring the country’s top standard music singer Richard Poon and the fashionable and witty Pokwang, and introducing Markki Stroem of Pilipinas Got Talent fame.
If you're living in Northern Mindanao, chances are you've already heard of the upcoming opening of Starbucks Cagayan de Oro. In fact, I wrote about the much-awaited opening last May, along with a job opening announcement for baristas and store managers. Fast forward a few months later, word's out that Starbucks CDO is set to open in just a few weeks' time.
Starbucks CDO is located at Limketkai Mall corner Rosario Drive, right across the Missy Bon Bon gelato and bread store and very near Mc Donald's. As expected, they got an ultra prime location. That area will soon see the rise of an 18-floor hotel and is just a few blocks away from the Regional Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs, a state university and a mixed-use building. So yeah, the Starbucks CDO branch will enjoy heavy fo...
My family and I recently celebrated my brother Ben's birthday by sharing one delicious, special birthday lunch on a Sunday at Kagay-anon Restaurant. One of our brothers, Nathaniel, wasn't around, though, since he's already based in Cebu City but we called him several times all throughout the day so we still strongly felt his presence.
For that special Sunday birthday lunch, we had camaron rebosado and calamares:
We also had another family favorite which is lato seafood. Check out the lato serving at this restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City after the jump!
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