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Family Holidays 2013: What to Expect from your Florida Getaway

Family Holidays 2013: What to Expect from your Florida Getaway

America, Travel, United States of America
For those of you who have been following this Mindanao lifestyle and travel blog, you may know that I was sent to the U.S. earlier this year to participate in a U.S. State Department fellowship. One of the U.S. cities that I visited was Orlando, Florida. Now if you're thinking of bringing your family there soon, this article will be useful for you. Read on... Low cost family holidays are the ticket to oversee adventures and quality time with your nearest and dearest. When it comes to your first time travelling abroad, short haul destinations such as holidays in Turkey, Majorca or the Greek Islands are an excellent choice. Spreading your wings a little further afield, holidays Florida style are bound to be the trip of a lifetime for you and your youngsters. Known as the ultimate holid...
UPDATED: Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 show schedule and designers guide

UPDATED: Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 show schedule and designers guide

Announcements, Beauty, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Mindanaoan Artists, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Style
This is your Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 guide. I previously mentioned to you guys that Mindanaoan is an official media partner of the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012. Now for those of you who want to catch the 3-day event, here are the Mindanaoan fashion designers who will be featured as well as their collections. The Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 will be held on December 5 to 7, 2012 January 4, 5 and 6, 2013 at the Rotunda of Lim Ket Kai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. [Note: the event was moved due to Typhoon Pablo] Notable fashion designers, various fashion brands, fashion writers and other prominent guests will be present during this 3-day event that will showcase the global design and fashion forecast for Spring/Summer 2013. December 5, 2012 January 4, 2013 5 PM - Men's Wear B...
Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of 2012 Mindanao Fashion Summit

Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of 2012 Mindanao Fashion Summit

Announcements, Arts, Beauty, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Culture, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Features, Internet, Mindanaoan Artists, News, Personalities, Shopping, Society, Style, Tourism, Weddings
The Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 is happening on December 5 to 7, 2012 at the Rotunda, Limketkai Mall, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. The 2012 Mindanao Fashion Summit is a yearly collaboration of both veteran and up-and-coming fashion designers in Mindanao. And this Mindanao lifestyle blogger is so excited to share with you some pretty exciting news - Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012! :) The works of Frederick Peralta, Dong Omaga-Diaz, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Roel Rosal, Kiko Domo, Jeffrey Garde, Emi Englis, Oscar Flores, Edgar Buyan, Aztec Barba, Jinky Petalcorin, Dodjie Batu and many more will be featured during the 3-day summit. Directors of the show include my dear friend Dennis Almazan :) The 2012 Mindanao Fashion ...

What A Girl Wants CDO Young Ambassadors Of Style Launch

Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Style
What A Girl Wants, a fashion store, is officially launching their first annual selection of Cagayan de Oro's fresh new faces and stunning style-setters. What A Girl Wants (WAGW) is launching their Young Ambassadors of Style 2012 on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the WAGW boutique at the 2nd Floor of Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. The chosen WAGW CDO's Young Ambassadors of Style 2012 are Adlai Rivera, Angela Fortich and my pretty friend Essa Santos. Along with the launch of the WAGW Style Ambassadors, What A Girl Wants and What A Girl Wants Man's Holiday collections will also be released. Customers will also get an exclusive 20 percent off on all products during the event on Saturday. Mindanaoan received an invitation and will be there! Hope to see you guys :) Please fee...
Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 CDO – #MYOHCDO2012

Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 CDO – #MYOHCDO2012

Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Corporate, Events, Fashion, Features, Gifts, Mindanaoan Update, Personalities, Reviews, Shopping, Society, Style
As I'm writing this, it's the 2nd day of Make Your Own Havaianas CDO 2012. So that means you have today and tomorrow to join MYOH CDO 2012! :) The Make Your Own Havaianas 2012 Cagayan de Oro leg covers Northern Mindanao and it kicked off yesterday, August 17, 2012. MYOH CDO 2012 will run until August 19, 2012 at the Limketkai Rotunda, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. A Make Your Own Havaianas event is where you can customize your own pair of Havaianas flip flops. It's that time of the year when Havaianaticos are given the chance to choose their desired sole, strap and pins. In other words, it's a chance for Havaianas lovers to design their very own - truly unique - pair. Moreover, it's only during MYOH events when specially designed soles and unique pins can be bought :) This year i...
Happy Eggs Cagayan de Oro all-day breakfast place now open for business

Happy Eggs Cagayan de Oro all-day breakfast place now open for business

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Hi folks, may I warmly invite you all to visit the newest all-day breakfast place to open for business in Cagayan de Oro City - Happy Eggs CDO! Before anything else, please allow me to quickly offer you guys 3 reasons as to why you should come and visit Happy Eggs CDO: 1. their "silog" meals all have TWO EGGS cooked just the way you like them! (sunny side up, scrambled etc) 2. the price points are really very affordable (their baconsilog, for instance, is only Php 70! Yup, juicy and delicious bacon, a generous serving of rice and two eggs for only Php 70!) 3. they have quite the interesting menu! (where else can you find an eatery that serves dried fish such as pinikas and red sal and even pansit canton? Aaah, we all crave for BULAD sometimes, don't we? :) Plus - talk about bud...
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...

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,...

Get your 2011 Havaianas Filipinas now!

Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Style
Remember my earlier blog post about the much awaited 2011 Havaianas Filipinas limited edition collection? I practically gushed at how pretty the three Havaianas Filipinas 2011 designs were. Who wouldn't? Not only are these new Havaianas flip flop designs colorful and definitely eye candy, they also showcase Philippine pride. The Havaianas Filipinas 2011 Limited Edition collection was also released in time for the 113th year of Philippine independence. Check out the Limited Edition 2011 Havaianas Filipinas Collection which even features the colors of the national flag --- blue, yellow, red and white! Fast forward a few weeks later, this Mindanao blogger received a special package from my super cool friends over at Spruce! And it contained my very own Havaianas Filipinas 2011 pair :) ...
I want, want, want to watch this concert please!

I want, want, want to watch this concert please!

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Humor, Internet, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Music, Musings, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Radio, Society, Videos, Weird
OMG OMG OMG! These were the only words I could muster as soon as I heard that these guys were coming to the Philippines! Suddenly, there was a surge of high school memories. The shoulder pads, the teased up hair, the MC Hammer dance moves and yes folks these crooners and their songs! Haha! Unless you were born 5 years ago, you know who All 4 One and Color Me Badd are. Heck, I bet my pants you know some of their songs by heart and you can most probably sing one or two without the need of a kodigo! Aminin! I swear, by the moon and the stars and the sky...ring a bell? What about I'm afraid that your lovin' might be just a little too much for me...OMG CAN I SHRIEK NOW?!?!?! Sorry, fan girl mode!!! Seriously, who doesn't know the songs "I Swear," "So Much In Love," "Sexual Capacity," "I A...

Project Runway Philippines 3rd season – Mindanao auditions

Arts, Beauty, Bisaya, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Style
The Project Runway Philippines Third Season will start real soon! The people behind Project Runway Philippines recently announced the schedule of auditions around the Philippines. Budding fashion designers can go to 4 different areas around the Philippines to audition for one of the coveted slots in the third season of Project Runway Philippines! Here in Mindanao, aspirants can go to Cagayan de Oro City on August 20 and 21, 2011 for the Project Runway Philippines - Mindanao audition. Coincidentally, there will also be a Mindanao Fashion Summit 2011 in Cagayan de Oro on that same month so I guess the organizers want to hit two birds with one stone :) If you're interested to audition, just bring your birth certificate, portfolio and three completed outfits of your own design. Also, ...

PUMA Socials at Ayala Center Cebu

Announcements, Cebu City, Consumer, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Sports, Style
Good news to my friends in Cebu City! PUMA, one of the world’s leading ‘sportlifestyle’ companies, has a fun event in Cebu City today, April 30, 2011 and tomorrow, May 1, 2011! PUMA Social is a new campaign that brings together after-hours athletes --- just like YOU! ;) Do you love foosball? Are you a master at darts? Can you do those smash serves in pingpong? Do you manage to come up with a lot of strikes in bowling? And can you do either of these with a beer in one hand? If yes, then you're the ideal PUMA Social athlete! PUMA Philippines marketing head Teresa Liwanag put it this way: "PUMA Social is a global campaign that celebrates the after-hours athlete – those unsung heroes of the night who, after work or any undertaking takes time to relax, grab a pingpong paddle, dart pin or bow...

Mindanaoan.com ‘s exclusive interview with big band crooner Richard Poon

Arts, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Videos
Before his big concert with Pokwang and Markki Stroem last December 19, 2010 at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, this blogger in Mindanao got the chance to interview the Big Band Crooner himself, Richard Poon. Just in case you don't know, Mindanaoan.com was one of the proud media sponsors of the successful run of "The Crooner and The Comedienne," which was made possible by Joey Pelaez Events. Mindanaoan.com had the chance to ask Richard Poon about his choice of music genre, how he can be an advocate of music especially among the youth, how he applies the skills he learned as an entrepreneur to his being a musician (he liked the question, by the way! :D) and what keeps him inspired these days *wink, wink* [READ THIS, just in case you think you're kindda out of the...

California Berry Davao – frozen yogurt delight in Mindanao

Blogging, Business, Consumer, Davao City, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Reviews
I was in Manila during the first wave of the so-called "froyo" or frozen yogurt craze. As a self-proclaimed Mindanaoan foodie, I visited almost every available frozen yogurt store (and yep, basically said adieu to my diet!) and I often wondered when the "froyo" craze would invade Mindanao. Fast forward a few months later, the frozen yogurt trend has finally penetrated Mindanao - there are now frozen yogurt businesses in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City. I'm pretty sure more frozen yogurt businesses will sprout in other Mindanao areas. The froyo outlet I most recently visited was California Berry. Located at the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall Davao along Bajada, California Berry Davao serves nonfat frozen yogurt. I ordered the seasonal green apple yogurt with, as you can see, three differe...

Thank you for Filipino family reunions!

Blogging, Contests, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal
If there's one thing that I've been absolutely thankful for in the past few days, it's the fact that we Filipinos like holding family or clan reunions. There's just something fun and magical about Filipino family reunions, don't you agree? More often than not, these traditional Filipino reunions are noisy, crazy, fiesta-like and absolutely full of food and games! So you can just imagine the craziness if it's a grand clan reunion! Two days ago, I attended our grandest clan reunion yet. It was the most-awaited, too, since my aunt, who hasn't been home in nearly 10 years, has flown in from New York with her new husband. * Loving clasp - photo by www.Mindanaoan.com (more…)

Marks and Spencer Cagayan de Oro opening

Announcements, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Shopping
So the much-awaited opening of the Cagayan de Oro branch of Marks and Spencer was finally held last Thursday, October 28, 2010. One of UK's leading retailers, Marks and Spencer CDO can be found at the East Concourse of Limketkai Center, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. And guess who were among the beautiful guests? (more…)

Forever 21 Manila Philippines – my initial loot

Arts, Beauty, Blogging, Business, Consumer, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Reviews, Shopping, Style
Well, it basically took "forever" but the wait is finally over! (Hey, how's that for a rhyme? :D) Forever 21, a popular retail chain, opened its first Philippine branch over at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City last July. Sadly, I wasn't in Manila when the Forever 21 Manila branch opened and I also didn't have the chance to visit it even if I was there last August. Ugh. But well, I was back in Manila for Wordcamp Philippines 2010 and yes, I allocated an entire afternoon just to visit the store (finally!). That was how determined I was to snag at least a few pretty finds! LOL. Besides, it was the afternoon before the big John Mayer Live In Manila gig and I wanted to wear something special! Good thing my fellow bloggers Venus, Jacq and Cherry decided to join me in my quest to scour all of the...

Maxims Hotel Resorts World Manila – only 6 star hotel in the Philippines

Blogging, Consumer, Hotels, Mindanaoan Update, Resorts, Tourism, Travel
Remember my first Resorts World Manila blog entry? Apparently that garnered a lot of attention not only from my regular readers but from virtually everyone around the world. That was one of the most viewed posts in my blog! So of course that only means that a lot of people are really curious as to what's happenin' over at Resorts World Manila - the latest entertainment destination in Newport City (which is located right in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3 or NAIA 3) Read more about Resorts World Manila here and see why it pays to be a member! (Membership is FREE, by the way :) ) In the meantime, here's a peek of what I'm gonna do later tonight - tour Maxim's Hotel at Resorts World Manila. Maxim's Hotel is the only 6 star hotel in the Philippines! I will join a special to...

Kadayawan Fiesta at the Apo View Hotel Davao City

Business, Davao City, Events, Features, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism, Travel
My most favorite Philippine festival is right around the corner - Kadayawan Festival 2010 in my beautiful hometown Davao City, Mindanao! And what better way to kick things off than checking out the Kadayawan 2010 Fiesta at the Apo View Hotel? The Apo View Hotel, one of Davao's finest hotels, again pays tribute to Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage via the Kadayawan Fiesta Week: The merriment, bounties of Mother Nature, richness of culture and gifts of bountiful harvest can be felt at The Apo View. (more…)

Mindanaoan at the first ever Cebu Blog Camp 2010

Advocacy, Bisaya, Blogging, Events, Internet, Leisure, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Technology
So I'm finally back from a 4-day escapade in Cebu City, the Queen City of the South. The primary reason as to why Mindanaoan was in Cebu was to attend the first ever Cebu Blog Camp 2010. The event, which held the theme "Blogging, Expressions and Opportunities," gathered more than a hundred bloggers from all over the Philippines. The Cebu Blog Camp provided a platform whereby bloggers, IT experts and experienced new media practitioners discussed various issues concerning the blogosphere including online journalism, blogging ethics, marketing yourself as a blogger, blog marketing and earning money online. I learned a lot from the speakers (thanks Hans Koch for the very helpful WP plugins and big thanks to Tonyo Cruz for reminding me why I shifted to online media after 8 long years as a...

Havaianas Happy Soles – time for happy souls to travel to Brazil!

Announcements, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Davao City, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Society
Hello, fellow Mindanaoans! Are you ready to flip-flop your way to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Brazil? If you're a Havaianatico (i.e. a person who loves Havaianas and the Havaianas lifestyle) then do read on! The answer to my earlier question better be a resounding YES as world-famous fashion brand Havaianas kicks off its new Happy Soles campaign for Havaianaticos 18 and above. This campaign celebrates the fact that Havaianas has been both a witness and a reminder of Filipinos’ happiest moments. A constant companion on everything from beach trips to food trips, Havaianas has trekked up mountains, walked down wedding aisles and danced under the pale moonlight. For many happy soles, Havaianas is a daily reminder of moments spent with friends and filled with laughter – moments that d...

Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 CDO leg a huge success – my first MYOH experience!

Beauty, Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Events, Fashion, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Personalities, Society, Style
Thanks to SPRUCE Designer Network, Inc., to its owners Trisha and Vanessa and to its very amiable marketing officer Cristina (Hello, Miss Tiny!), I had a blast at the recently concluded Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 Cagayan de Oro leg event. The MYOH 2009 Northern Mindanao event was held last October 23 to 25, 2009 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City and it was my very first Make Your Own Havaianas experience! Armed with my VIP invitation, I went to the Atrium and left with a huge smile on my face! It was fun "creating" my own special pair. No wonder Havaianaticos look forward to this special event! The whole process was not only fun but pretty fast, too. I was given a brochure where I was to write my contact information and for me to choose my preferred sole color,...