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Review: Fersal Hotel Makati – homey budget inn

Hotels, Leisure, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Reviews, Travel
Looking for accessible, affordable yet very homey hotels in Makati can be quite a challenge. Most Makati hotels within the business district can be pricey and for budget-conscious travelers like myself, it may mean that I can only stay in cheap Makati inns in seedy areas. So I was really very grateful when I had the chance to stay for two nights at Fersal Hotel Makati during my most recent trip to Manila. This comfortable bed and these seriously soft pillows welcomed me. I knew there and then that it was going to be a cozy two night-stay. Fersal Hotel Neptune Makati is just a stone's throw away from Makati Avenue, one of the city's main thoroughfares. Although it is also very near a lot of dining choices, Fersal Hotel also has a cafe near the lobby where you can enjoy sumptuous m...

MANGO Ayala Centrio Cagayan de Oro Launch This Weekend!

Beauty, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Shopping, Society
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...

Back on Blackberry and trying out Globe BBMax

Blogging, Business, Butuan, Consumer, Features, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Style, Technology
So I'm finally using a Blackberry phone again. I actually used to have one in 2010 - back when only a few owned Blackberry units and when I only had two BBM buddies! (Yup, that was pretty sad and lonely) That Blackberry unit served me really well. I used it mainly for business but something unfortunate happened and I lost that phone. The short story - a thief attacked our then Cebu City apartment. I was all alone, sleeping soundly in one room. My brother arrived home, panicked, thought I was dead. Authorities believed the thief was a youngster. After bouts of anger and sadness, I went to a Globe Business Center to check if I could still retain my phone number (I used a prepaid sim). Lo and behold, the very friendly Globe customer service agent at the SM Cebu branch managed to help me ou...
John Lloyd Cruz and his 5 Ingat years with Biogesic

John Lloyd Cruz and his 5 Ingat years with Biogesic

Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Entertainment, Events, Features, Manila, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Photos, Society
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...
2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon schedule of activities

2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon schedule of activities

Blogging, Bukidnon, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism, Travel
It's that time of year again! The Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon, once called by former Tourism Secretary Ace Durano as the only authentic ethnic festival left in the Philippines today, will soon take place. The 2012 Kaamulan Festival will start on February 16, 2012 and will end on March 10, 2012, the very same day the Province of Bukidnon celebrates its 95th Foundation Day. The Kaamulan Festival 2012 schedule of activities can be found below. The Kaamulan Festival is the annual gathering of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes namely Bukidnon, Talaandig, Manobo, Higaonon, Matigsalug, Tiguahanon and Umayamnon. Among the highlights of the 2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon are: Kaamulan Festival Bukidnon 2012: February 16, 2012 - soft opening of Kaamulan Festival 2012 at Malaybalay Cit...

Review: Lord Byron’s Back Ribs Grill

Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Reviews
Tucked away at Aluba, Upper Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Lord Byron's Back Ribs Grill CDO is the first ever Mindanao branch of this Bacolod restaurant. I'm not sure if setting up shop at Aluba is a good decision (since it's far from the city proper and from the malls i.e. where the "action" usually is) but I'm sure of one thing --- a trip to Lord Byron's Back Ribs Grill Cagayan de Oro is worth your time, effort and money. Along with some friends from the CDO Bloggers group, I paid this CDO restaurant a visit a few days ago. I've heard good feedback about this restaurant so off we went to have dinner there. Looking for the restaurant was a bit of a challenge since it was located in a largely residential area. If you're not from Cagayan de Oro or if you're not familiar wi...

Dr. Martens Philippines to open store on Dec 9, 2011

Beauty, Business, Events, Fashion, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Shopping
One of the things that model, endorser, blogger, photography enthusiast and entrepreneur Borgy Manotoc and I talked about during his recent visit here in Mindanao was his latest baby --- Dr. Martens Philippines. Borgy's face practically lit up as soon as I asked him about the upcoming opening of Doc Martens Philippines --- you can really tell that he's very excited about his latest project. He was also amused when, upon asking where the new Dr. Martens Philippines concept store would be, I mentioned that area "near that yoghurt place." "Yeah, that one! It's right across it. Of course you'd remember the yoghurt place," he said with a grin. Borgy, along with his partners, is bringing the popular brand over. He currently runs the Bunker Obey store at the Ronac Art Center. And yes,...
Meeting John Lloyd Cruz this weekend

Meeting John Lloyd Cruz this weekend

Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Entertainment, Events, Headline, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society
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...
Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees invites you all to the biggest concert on February 2012

Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees invites you all to the biggest concert on February 2012

Announcements, Entertainment, Events, Features, Headline, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society, Style
Well, Mindanaoan.com already gave the exclusive, final confirmation a few days ago about the a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila, Philippines concert on February 25, 2012, 8 PM at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. Here's another really exciting update about what a lot are already calling an absolutely amazing gathering of some of the hottest, most talented men in music industry! Here's the gorgeous Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees inviting you all to the a1 Jeff Timmons Blue Live In Manila concert! Check out this very special invitation for all of his fans and of course, for all of the a1 and Blue fans as well! Tickets to this concert go on sale starting November 26, 2011! This is definitely one Manila concert you should not dare miss! Read mor...
Coffee Dream SM Cagayan de Oro is coffee heaven

Coffee Dream SM Cagayan de Oro is coffee heaven

Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Cebu City, Consumer, Davao City, Features, Food, General Santos City, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Reviews, Society
I love coffee and I like staying in coffee shops. In Cebu, one of my favorite coffee shops is Coffee Dream. I often stay at their Ayala Cebu branch - the one at the 4th floor -, at their SM Cebu branch - the one within the old mall, fronting VECO - and during recent Cebu City visits, their booth at the Traveler's Lounge, also located at SM. While I know that they have branches in Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City and General Santos City), it's just unfortunate that I've never had the chance to visit one. Until a few days ago. Through the kindness and generosity of Sir Glenn and Miss Anna of Coffee Dream, I was able to visit Coffee Dream SM Cagayan de Oro. In fact, I was even able to bring along several blogger-friends, too! We visited the SM CDO branch of Coffee Dream on a Sa...
Mindanaoan is nominated to the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao 2011

Mindanaoan is nominated to the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao 2011

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I have absolutely exciting news! This humble blog, www.Mindanaoan.com, has been nominated to the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards - Mindanao! :D I am really thankful for this nomination! Thank you very much to all of my readers, subscribers, supporters, sponsors and of course to the Philippine Blog Awards for recognizing my efforts :) Daghang salamat! If you guys remember, Mindanaoan.com bagged the Best Lifestyle Blog for Mindanao award last year during the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards :) A lot of people sent in their congratulatory messages at the time including Senator Kiko Pangilinan :) Unfortunately, I was not able to accept my award in person. Let's see if I get lucky this year ;) By the way, because of my nomination to the 2011 Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao, I now have an invit...
At the beach with the CDO Bloggers – happy 3rd anniversary guys!

At the beach with the CDO Bloggers – happy 3rd anniversary guys!

Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Internet, Make Money Online, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Musings, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Resorts, Society, Technology
Happy 3rd anniversary to the Cagayan de Oro Bloggers or CDO Bloggers! I've been blessed to have met really great friends through this bloggers group so of course I had to celebrate their big 3rd birthday with them :) Okay, technically I'm not from CDO so technically I'm not supposed to be a part of the group but I'm an "honorary" member and the group members love me so there :P Seriously, I feel very comfortable spending time with this group because I learn a lot from them. I also absolutely love the fact that there's hardly any CDO Bloggers gathering that's not laced with a ton of laughter! These guys are, hands down, truly cool :) So cheers to you CDO Bloggers! Thank you for the fun times! Here's to more years of fun, fab friendship! A bongga jump shot to commemorate the big ...
Color Me Badd and All 4 One experience and yes I danced onstage – FINALE

Color Me Badd and All 4 One experience and yes I danced onstage – FINALE

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And so finally we have come to the BIG FINALE of my All 4 One in Philippines and Color Me Badd in Philippines fan experience! Yes, folks, that entire experience deserves 3 parts :D For part 1, please visit my big All 4 One and Color Me Badd experience page. For part 2, you can visit this Color Me Badd experience page. I would also like to thank each and every one of you who took the time out to read, leave comments and shared the articles. Hopefully, more Color Me Badd fans and more All 4 One fans would get the chance to read my posts! Help me promote, okay? :) I'm thinking of raffling off autographed photos as my token of gratitude! What do you think? :) Yes? No? :) Let me know in the comments section! :) Thanks again from the bottom of my heart and please, please, please leav...

Michael Trevino of The Vampire Diaries for BENCH underwear

Beauty, Consumer, Corporate, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Photos, Society
Michael Trevino of the hit TV series The Vampire Diaries is the latest model-endorser of BENCH underwear. Here are some of the sexy photos of Michael Trevino for BENCH underwear. BENCH is a Philippine based clothing and lifestyle company. Michael Trevino, 26, plays the role of Tyler Lockwood in the hit TV series The Vampire Diaries. In an interview, Michael Trevino shared that this was the very first time that he was photographed wearing only underwear. He said he felt "damn-near completely naked." Well, we're sure fans of Michael Trevino are very happy that he said yes to this campaign! These sexy photos of Michael Trevino in underwear are courtesy of BENCH.
Martin and Sarah are coming! Are you ready?

Martin and Sarah are coming! Are you ready?

Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society
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...
Color Me Badd and All 4 One in Cagayan de Oro Philippines experience – Part 2

Color Me Badd and All 4 One in Cagayan de Oro Philippines experience – Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of my big Color Me Badd and All 4 One Live in CDO Philippines experience! For Part 1, please visit this All 4 One and Color Me Badd experience - the highs, the lows and yes, I even danced on stage page! :) I would also like to thank each and every one of you who read, left comments and shared my articles. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope you enjoy reading Part 2 of this All 4 One Live in Philippines and Color Me Badd Live in Philippines series :) Please, please, please leave comments and share this post as well :) Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~oOo~ When we finally arrived at the farm, I noticed that my camera flash diffuser was missing. I thought of checking the area where KT sat - because if you remember I sat beside him to teach him some local words. ...
Update: Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro concert – Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner!

Update: Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro concert – Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner!

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Concert King Martin Nievera and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo will topbill a much-awaited event in Cagayan de Oro early next month. The Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo "What Love Is" Cagayan de Oro City concert will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011, 8 PM at the Atrium of Limketkai Center, CDO. Below is the updated version of the concert poster plus a slight change in ticket prices :) Please reserve or buy your tickets as soon as possible before they run out! 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! Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in Cagayan de Oro radio ad by asteriskec This eve...
Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in CDO – and Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner!

Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo Live in CDO – and Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner!

Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Media, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Music, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society
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...

T’nalak Festival 2011 schedule of activities

Arts, Blogging, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Government, Koronadal, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, News, Society, South Cotabato, Tourism, Travel
If you're heading to South Cotabato this week, then you're in luck! The 12th T'nalak Festival is underway this week. The 2011 T'nalak Festival also coincides with the 45th Foundation Anniversary of the Province of South Cotabato, Mindanao. The activities during the T'nalak Festival will be held in Koronadal City, the Municipality of Tupi and the Municipality of Polomolok. This colorful, festive celebration will feature the Mindanao tribes T'boli and B'laan, among others. The T'nalak Festival showcases the rich culture and tradition in these parts of Mindanao. Apart from the cultural shows, the activities during the 2011 Tinalak Festival will also include a regional trade expo, a drum and lyre exhibition, a field mass dance contest, a brass band showcase, a basketball tournament, motocro...

Mindanao job alert: Havaianas needs a marketing trainee

Mindanaoan Update
Want to work for Havaianas? Do you have a keen interest in fashion and trends? Are you a team player, customer and goal oriented? Do you have pleasing personality and a positive disposition? Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Do you like traveling especially within Northern and Western Mindanao? Are you a certified Havaianatico? Then here's a job opening in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao that you or someone you know may be interested in. If you want to be a Havaianas marketing trainee, then this Mindanao job alert is for you! Please check out the poster below to find out the requirements and other qualifications needed for the ideal Havaianas Marketing Trainee: If you're interested to apply, you can send your resume to the email addresses indicated on...
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore

Features, Photos, Singapore, Tourism, Travel
Apart from the Sri Mariamman Temple, another favorite tourist attraction in Chinatown District, Singapore is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, the temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One" or "The Future Buddha." The temple is really majestic and the reason for this is that the lead designer, along with the local and overseas consultants who were part of the design team, incorporated the best of the Tang Dynasty (largely considered as a very important era in Chinese history) as well as the Buddhist Mandala. It is said that the details of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum in Singapore were researched really well in order to ensure authenticity. Admission to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and ...
Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore

Features, Photos, Singapore, Tourism, Travel
If you're bound for Singapore soon and you want to take great photos, visit the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. The Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Ever since it was constructed, the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore serves as a refuge especially for new South Indian Tamil Hindu immigrants. The temple is considered an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style in 1827. It was founded by Naraina Pillai, 8 years after the British East India Company started a trading settlement in Singapore. Apart from providing worship and other religious services, the Sri Mariamman Temple also highlights cultural, educational as well as social activities for Hindus in Singapore. The temple is managed by the Hindu Endowments Board. The Sri Mariamman Temple i...