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SkinStation SM CDO to open June 2015

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update
SkinStation, a popular clinic chain that offers Painless Diode Laser Hair Removal treatments, will open its 23rd branch in the Philippines at SM City CDO on June 27, 2015. SkinStation CDO will be located at the 2nd Floor of SM CDO. SkinStation is a skin care company that utilizes cutting-edge technology and science to give you the best value in skin and body solutions. Various procedures including anti-acne, anti-aging, whitening, slimming and firming treatments will be made available. SkinStation CDO will also offer the hugely popular painless Diode laser hair removal treatment. The clinic chain has serviced over 25,000 Diode patients so far. SkinStation is a sister company of DERMAX, which also opened a branch in Cagayan de Oro. Follow Mindanaoan for exclusive updates: ...

Classic Savory SM Cagayan de Oro

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Food, Reviews
I will make this Classic Savory SM CDO review short. This Mindanao lifestyle blogger ate at Classic Savory SM Cagayan de Oro last weekend. I brought along some blogger-friends and told them that Classic Savory is pretty popular in Manila. Disclosure: paid for the food and this is NOT a sponsored post. Introduced in 1950 by the Ting brothers, Classic Savory opened its 50th branch in SM City Cagayan de Oro. I have eaten at other Classic Savory restaurants but that weekend was the first time that I visited Classic Savory CDO branch. We ordered 1 whole chicken (requested the kitchen folks to chop it into bite pieces but they failed to do so), a platter of Yang Chow rice, kangkong with crispy pork belly and Classic Savory Long Life pancit guisado. The food was all right (a little bit expe...
SM Christmas Centerpiece Light Up Ceremony

SM Christmas Centerpiece Light Up Ceremony

Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Events, Gifts, Mindanaoan Update
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:

SM Cagayan de Oro Digital Theater opens today!

Announcements, Business, Corporate, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Movies
Thanks to Kagay-an.com's Mike Banos, I found out that the grand launching of the much-awaited Digital Theater at SM City Cagayan de Oro is set to happen today, November 12, 2010, 5 PM. The SM Digital Theater banners the promise that the movies that will be shown there will be "so clear and so real." At around 6 PM, the blockbuster film "Avatar" will be shown in the brand new SM CdO Digital Theater. Can't help but wonder, though, if they'll show the original "Avatar" or the one that has the extra 8 minute footage. Anyways, the said digital theater isn't the first in Mindanao. Gaisano Mall Davao City already has a digital theater. The one in SM CDO, however, is the first in Northern Mindanao. I've tried watching films in IMAX, 3D and Digital Theaters. And yes, the movies shown in D...

Stylistas 2010 go-see

Announcements, Arts, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Fashion, Style
Are you a fashionista? Are you a model? Or do you at least aspire to walk down the ramp? A go-see for models / Stylistas 2010 interested participants will be held on July 11, 2010, 2PM at the SM Cagayan de Oro Atrium. The search will be in line with the upcoming Stylistas fashion show. The Stylistas 2010 fashion show will be held on July 18, 2010. If you're 16 to 24 years old, have a fun personality and a unique fashion sense, then check out this poster: Good luck, Mindanaoan!

Roadhouse Cafe Baby Back Ribs and Pumpkin Soup

Bukidnon, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Commentary, Consumer, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Photos, Reviews, Tourism
I, Mindanaoan, was finally able to "introduce" my mom to the renowned Roadhouse Cafe baby back ribs. I say renowned because a lot of foodies and food experts have already given their thumbs up on the baby back ribs served at Roadhouse Cafe. Roadhouse Cafe serves Asian and Western cuisine. Its first and original branch can be found along Sayre Highway (national highway), Valencia City, Bukidnon, Mindanao. It now has a second branch at SM City Cagayan de Oro. Cagayan de Oro is roughly 2 and a half hours away from Valencia City. Reasonably priced, Roadhouse Cafe's baby back ribs tastes a bit sweet and tangy. The meat is very tender and definitely what you can call "fall off the bone"! As you can see from these photos, you're given extra sauce and a few slices of cucumber. The rice is se...

DSS Fireworks Dumaguete wins 1st Cagayan Pyrolympics during Kagay-an Festival 2009

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Contests, Entertainment, Events, Festivals, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update
The award-winning DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City bagged the grand prize in the recently concluded 1st Cagayan de Oro Fireworks Competition (Pyrolympics) held at the Gran Via Lot (beside SM City CDO). DSS Fireworks, a four-time grand champion of Buglasan Festival in San Carlos, also got the top prize during the Sinulog Festival 2009 fireworks contest. Mindanaoan was among the thousands of people who trooped to the Gran Via Lot last August 29, 2009 to witness the fireworks display. I went with my brother Bon, who fortunately brought his motorcycle. You see, that event caused very heavy traffic at the Pueblo de Oro area (and I mean really, really heavy traffic) but because we were aboard a motorcycle, we were able to avoid the traffic bottleneck/congestion. That night was a good one al...

John Lloyd Cruz, Rivermaya to headline Kapamilya Karavan in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Northern Mindanao, Personalities, Society
ABS-CBN Kapamilya star John Lloyd Cruz and popular band Rivermaya will headline the much-awaited Kapamilya Karavan - Cagayan de Oro on August 28, 2009 at Gran Via Lot, SM CDO, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This fun musical event will be held on the very same day Cagayan de Oro City celebrates its fiesta. Expect legions of fans to watch John Lloyd and other Kapamilya stars on August 28! Of course, the ABS CBN Cagayan de Oro family, M.O.R. CDO family and some representatives from ABS CBN Manila will be at the event. This early, not a few have already told me that they'll be at the venue early so that they can situate themselves near the stage. Sabagay...who wouldn't want to be up close and personal with Mr. Ingat himself? Mindanaoan was tapped to book two local artists that will s...

Rachelle Ann Go Live in SM Cagayan de Oro

Announcements, Entertainment, Mindanaoan Update, Music
To boost promotions for her new CD, singer Rachelle Ann Go will hold a mall show at SM Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao on March 14, 2009. Rachelle Ann Go's show will start at 5 PM at the Atrium of SM Cagayan de Oro City (first floor, near the main entrance of the said mall). SM Cagayan de Oro is located along Masterson Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City. Rachelle Ann Go's new album is dubbed "Falling In Love." Everyone is invited to watch the show. You can also buy copies of Rachelle's new CD at the venue.

Rep. Klarex Uy invitational airsoft tourney in CDO to welcome VisMin airsoft aficionados

Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Sports
Airsoft aficionados from both Visayas and Mindanao are very welcome to join the Congressman Klarex Uy Invitational Airsoft Tournament - “Tactical Breach: Mission Compromised" event slated this March 7-8, 2009 at the Pueblo de Oro grounds, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This, according to Kenneth Marlowe Tan, one of the organizers of the said airsoft event. The invitational airsoft tournament will adopt an 18 - Man Team setup with no limit on the number of reserved players. The said Cagayan de Oro event will have 16 Teams and that will be on a first come, first served basis. The tournament fee is pegged at P900.00 per player, which shall cover the cost for the meals, souvenir t-shirt and help defray costs for the fellowship night. Organizers say that the upcoming airsoft competition a...

Review: Casa Crystalla (Budget hotel in Cagayan de Oro City)

Cagayan de Oro City, Hotels, Reviews, Travel
Back in college, the Ateneo Glee Club had a joint concert with the Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan University) Glee Club. (Don't laugh but I was one of the Sopranos of the Ateneo Glee Club :D) Anyways, all of us had to stay with either foster families or in lodging houses in Cagayan de Oro City. Casa Crystalla, a budget hotel in the City of Golden Friendship, was one of the concert's sponsors and they offered several rooms for my co-club members. (I stayed with the lovely Yap family) Fast forward a few years later, Casa Crystalla CDO is now one of the CDO inns I stay in whenever I'm in town. There are a couple of reasons why I like staying there - for one, the rates are very affordable (I usually get the deluxe room with ref, table and chairs - like a mini sala set of sorts - and b...

Bigby’s Pork Steak, Bigby’s Cheese Caramel Cake

Food, Reviews
One of the restaurants I tend to go to whenever I'm in the City of Golden Friendship here in Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro City, of course) is Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant. Ever since they opened in Cagayan de Oro nearly ten years ago on December 8, 1998, people have raved about their appetizing food choices and of course, the size of their servings. True to its name, Bigby's offers meals in BIG sizes and they make sure that you leave their cafe and restaurant full and contented. Actually, you may even end up bringing some of your food home because that's how large their servings are. So anyways I was in CDO last weekend with my mom and we decided to eat dinner at Bigby's SM Cagayan de Oro. My mom ordered the Boomerang Shrimps meal (P219.00) and soda while I ordered the Bigby's Pork Steak (P219...

Scary and weird display at Marcella SM Cagayan de Oro branch

Humor, Mindanaoan Update, Opinion, Photos, Weird
I'm not a visual display expert but I think this display of wigs over at Marcella SM Cagayan de Oro branch looks weird. Scary even. I was paying for the items I bought at the said store when I saw this area near the cashier. Don't these look as if they came right out of a scene in the cult flick "The Ring"? Or don't these look like as if these are real ladies waiting for their hair to be shampooed? I mean this is just my personal opinion but come on! I appreciate that the Marcella store needs to showcase the wigs and sell them but I seriously think there's a much better way to arrange the display. Apologies for the low quality of the photos. Just took this one with my Motorola Krzr.