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A visit to Starbucks CDO – the first Starbucks in Mindanao

Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Corporate, Features, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Personal, Reviews
My mom, brother and I were in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao last weekend and since I still had 3 beverage coupons (yes, similar to those I gave away last December) from Starbucks (thank you Starbucks Philippines! :D) with me, we decided to use them at Starbucks Cagayan de Oro. Starbucks CDO is the first Starbucks in Mindanao. Dubbed as the 166th store in the Philippines, Starbucks CDO is located at Limketkai Mall corner Rosario Crescent. You can't miss it --- it's just a few steps away from the main entrance of Lim Ket Kai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. It was drizzling by the time we reached Starbucks CDO. Notice the water specks on my camera's lens: There are several chairs and tables outside. The right side facing the main entrance door is the "smoking area." I presented my...

Review: Missy Bon Bon breadshop and gelato store

Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Reviews
Missy Bon Bon Breadshop is a new breadshop, pastry shop and gelato store in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao. From a humble stall at the 2nd floor of Robinson's Mall CDO, Missy Bonbon now has a second branch - a full, working store along Rosario Drive, Limketkai Mall, CDO. Because this blogger from Mindanao missed the invitation sent out by the owner of Missy Bon Bon for a nice, chillaxin' bloggers day cum breakfast meet-up a few weeks ago , I was all too happy to check their store out as soon as I got back from Manila. I met some fellow bloggers there for an afternoon meeting. I was not disappointed. Well, okay, except for one tiny thing which I'll mention after the jump. In the meantime, check out the delicious array of gelatos (Italian ice cream) found at Missy Bon Bon...

Mindanao job alert: Baristas, store managers needed for Starbucks Cagayan de Oro

Announcements, Cagayan de Oro City, Jobs, Mindanaoan Update
And so the much-awaited Starbucks Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao branch is finally a go! In fact, even though they have yet to issue an official press statement or press release about the upcoming Starbucks CDO branch, people have already been taking photos of the proposed site (it's reportedly going to be erected at Limketkai Mall corner Rosario Drive, right across the new Missy Bon Bon gelato store and breadshop, right across McDonald's Limketkai, a few meters away from the newly-finished Gateway Tower 1 and a few meters away from the soon-to-rise 18-storey Limketkai Hotel), talking about it in various online groups and fora and blogging about it! Sabagay, who wouldn't be excited? Starbucks is a popular coffee chain and I'm pretty sure a lot of people will frequent the place a...

Sitti: In Love With Bossa, A Pre-Valentine Concert in CDO on Feb. 6, 2010!

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society
A pre- valentine concert to benefit Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc., will be held on February 6,2010 at the Grand Caprice, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro. One week prior to Valentine’s Day, Cagayan De Oro will be captured with love and romance as the Philippines’ Bossa Nova Queen, Sitti Navarro, will perform at her best in the concert entitled “Sitti: In Love With Bossa”. Sitti: In Love with Bossa A Pre-Valentine Concert Grand Caprice Ballroom Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2010 TICKETS are available at all Dunkin Donuts outlets, Grand Caprice and Udangs Restaurant This event is proudly sponsored by www.Mindanaoan.com, Bukidnon Online and ASTERISK Events and Communications Interested ticket buyers can also leave their contact d...

Photos: Regine Velasquez concert in Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao

Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Photos
Here are some photos taken during the Regine...Most Requested concert of Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao last December 4, 2009. These photos were taken by my very talented brother Bon, a professional photographer, illustrator, graphic artist and layout artist. For more samples of my brother Bon's work, please check out his official website. Hire him if you need a wedding photographer --- he's simply amazing! Plus he often gets me as his back-up or 2nd photographer so there's a chance that we'll meet, too! :D Don't forget to let me know that you read my blog post about him, okay? :) Regine Velasquez's concert was held at The Atrium, Limketkai Center, CDO. Musical director of the show was Raul Mitra (Regine's brother in law). Special guests were Jed Ma...

Make Your Own Havaianas Northern Mindanao event

Announcements, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Style
All you Havaianas fans listen up! :) There will be a special Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 event on October 23 to 25, 2009 at the Atrium of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao. The MYOH event this year will be spearheaded by SPRUCE Designer Network, which owns the Spruce store at the second floor of Lim Ket Kai. Make Your Own Havaianas 2009 this year banners the theme "Put Some Local Soul Into Your Step!" Visit the event center during mall hours and choose your own Havaianas slippers, pins and other accessories. For more information, visit the website indicated on the poster. Have fun, Mindanaoan! Havaianas, by the way, is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3.

Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool 2009 Mindanao regional finals winners declared

Announcements, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Contests, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Iligan City, Journalism, Mindanaoan Update, Music, News, Northern Mindanao
The winners of the Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool 2009 Mindanao regional finals were declared last Saturday, October 3, 2009 via an afternoon-long musical event held at The Atrium of the Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao. Little School House of Xavier University, EEVEE of Philippine Women's College Davao City and Disco, Disco, Disco of St. Michael's College were declared the winners of the Mindanao eliminations. Each of the winning college bands received P25,000.00 and the chance to compete in the national finals to be held in Manila. Prizes at stake at the national finals include P250,000.00 in cash, P100,000.00 worth of band equipment for the school the band represents and an exclusive record contract with Sony Philippines. The Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool is an ...

Nescafe 3 in 1 Soundskool 2009 Mindanao Regional Finals set, 6Cyclemind to guest

Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Cagayan de Oro City, Campus, Contests, Entertainment, Events, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music
College bands and other young musicians from all over the region will vie this Saturday, October 3, 2009, for the Nescafe 3-in-1 Soundskool 2009 Mindanao Regional Finals. The event will take place at 2PM at the Limketkai Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. The event is part of the nationwide tour to select the cream of the crop among the college bands that have sent in their entries up until early September this year. The Nescafe Soundskool regional finals this Saturday will be the first of four elimination rounds. Top Manila band 6Cyclemind (of "Walang Iwanan," "Sige," "Trip" and "Sandalan" fame) and last year's NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool grand prize winner Letter Day Story will perform. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool aims to support the artistic passions of young Pino...

Doodle fun at SPRUCE Limketkai Mall Cagayan de Oro Mindanao

Arts, Beauty, Blogging, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Festivals, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Personalities, Photos, Society, Style
My 3 younger brothers and I all loved to draw, paint and sketch. However, our father taught us how to further hone our skills. My father was a very talented illustrator. I used "was" because he died several years ago, back when I was still in college. He was an amazing artist - with just a charcoal pencil and a blank sheet of paper, he could whip up a very detail-oriented drawing of a hen taking care of its chicks in just a few minutes. He could sketch a portrait oh so effortlessly. He didn't like to trace and he seldom used an eraser. He drew from the heart. Fast forward many years - our youngest sibling Bon seems to be the only one who continues to dabble in the arts. My love for painting, drawing and sketching is still there --- I'm just one of those who need a major bout of inspi...

How ForMe Boutique CDO almost robbed me of nearly 400 pesos and how ForMe has lost a customer forever

Business, Commentary, Consumer, Controversial, Crime, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Style
What supposed to be was a fun Sunday shopping spree went sour when Mindanaoan was almost "robbed" of nearly 400 pesos by a boutique in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. It's really disappointing and I'm writing about this to reiterate the need and importance of consumer protection and rights of paying customers. The CDO Limketkai Mall branch of ForMe, a company owned by Golden ABC (which also runs Oxygen, Red Logo, Memo, Regatta and Penshoppe), failed to bill me correctly and if I wasn't able to double check my purchases and receipt, I would have been "robbed" of P379.20 Here's what happened... I bought two tops at the Cagayan de Oro branch of ForMe at the Ground Floor of Limketkai Mall. The store was offering a sale. One top was originally priced at P998.00 (it had a barcode of 30...

Public doodling event today at Spruce, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Events, Features, Fiesta, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Society
Hi everyone! Hi to all readers of Mindanaoan! :) Just a quick blog entry. My brother Bon, along with other Mindanaoan artists, will hold a public doodling event today, August 26, 2009, in front of Spruce, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. This is one "vandalism but with consent" event you might not want to miss! :) The artists will doodle (a form of sketching) for two days and the finished product will be showcased at Spruce. Mindanaoan will be among those who will take photos and who will cheer the artists on, of course! :) So if you want to witness talented artists from Mindanao in action, please don't hesitate to visit Spruce today and tomorrow. Spruce will also display limited edition Havaianas and will also hold a promo for Happy Feet products. Spruce is a popular stor...

Share your Maalaala Mo Kaya story at Limketkai Mall

Announcements, Arts, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Northern Mindanao
"Maalaala Mo Kaya," a drama anthology program aired via ABS-CBN Channel 2, will visit Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao! On August 7 to 9, 2009 at the Limketkai Mall in CDO, the staff of ABS-CBN's "Maalaala Mo Kaya" will be on hand to accept letters and stories from the public. Selected stories may then be featured in future "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episodes. The stories and letters will be accepted during mall hours. Will a Mindanaoan's story be the next to be featured in MMK? I remember that the 1994 Maalaala Mo Kaya movie starring Richard Gomez, Aiko Melendez and Chin Chin Gutierrez was based on a story of a Mindanaoan - a Davao City resident. That was a pretty controversial film, too, as some people apparently wanted to question the veracity of the story. Anyways, if you want to share y...

Visit us at Kasalan sa Kagay-an 2009

Announcements, Beauty, Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Events, Fashion, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Northern Mindanao, Society, Weddings
MINDANAO - It's that time of the year once again! Kasalan sa Kagay-an 2009, the Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao leg of the Kasalang Filipino series, is now underway...and guess what? My brother, who's a professional wedding photographer (just like his ate! hehe :D), graphic artist and caricaturist, is one of those who have flyers, leaflets and business cards displayed at the said wedding fair. (please pass through the "main entrance" to the fair and behind it there are tables where you can find flyers of various Cagayan de Oro City wedding photographers...look for the framed picture which screams "fresh. fun. funky photography!" --- that's my brother's area ;) ) Kasalan sa Kagay-an is currently being held at the Rotunda area of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. The wedding suppliers...

Figaro coffee shop at Cagayan de Oro City Mindanao

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Commentary, Consumer, Corporate, Culture, Davao City, Food, Mindanaoan Update, Personal, Photos, Reviews
Davao City is no longer the only Mindanao area where the famous Figaro Coffee has a store. Figaro Coffee has already set up shop at Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao! Established in 1993, Figaro is a 100 percent Filipino-owned coffee company. Figaro Cagayan de Oro is located right across the SMART Wireless Center and Globe Telecoms office area of the said CDO mall. The Figaro coffee shop is also right below Skypark Grill and near the Rosario Arcade. Check out the photos I took using my brother's cellular phone camera: And since my brother and I are huge coffee lovers, we decided to stop by and have our snacks at Figaro CDO. I had the ham and cheese sandwich and cafe latte while my brother had baked mini pizzas and cafe latte as well: The ambience at Figa...

Mango Outlet opens in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao; woos Mindanaoan fashionistas

Cagayan de Oro City, Consumer, Fashion, Mindanaoan Update, Society
I must admit, I used to be a very strict cheapskate. I have a penchant for saving money (which is a good thing, I should say) but during the past few years, I've slowly realized that treating myself to something nice and pretty and a little bit expensive isn't always a bad thing. One of the things I've recently liked to splurge on are quality clothes - from shirts to cardigans to pretty tops to cargo pants to capris. I also like to buy clothes that I can wear during business meetings but at the same time can still pass off as a nice day-to-evening outfit. And one of the brands I like is Mango. Mango is a Spanish clothing company based in Barcelona. It's the brand being endorsed by actress Penelope Cruz. I first had the chance to buy an item in one of the MNG by Mango stores in Manila a...

Limketkai Cagayan de Oro store “Teen Kingdom” features purely Hello Kitty stuff

Beauty, Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Fashion, Gifts, Mindanaoan Update, Style
If you're looking for gift ideas for teens or gifts for children especially gifts for young girls and you're near Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao, then you might want to drop by this small yet pretty creative niche store called Teen Kingdom. Teen Kingdom in Lim Ket Kai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City sells Hello Kitty and other Sanrio stuff. From keychains to sticker books to alarm clocks to pillows to robes to even headphones and computer keyboards, you can find these items there. Young girls, tweens and even not-so-young ladies who are fond of girly stuff, pink stuff, fluffy stuff, cute knick knacks (abubot) will have a field day choosing Hello Kitty items and other Sanrio stuff at Teen Kingdom. I myself spent a good several minutes at the store just recently. Ac...

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...

Bingo crazy at Lim Ket Kai Mall Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro City, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Personal
This post is the second for Mindanaoan’s “Things To Do [in a particular Mindanao city or Mindanao province]” series. Here's one thing you can do if you've done just about everything in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao (dubbed the City of Golden Friendship) and you need something to keep yourself preoccupied - play bingo! Yup, I've been "bingo crazy" these past few weeks. First, I played at a recent charity bingo event in Casino Filipino, Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City and then a week later, I found myself playing bingo for two days (!) in Lim Ket Kai Mall, CDO. Not that all I did was play bingo, of course. I also shopped in between games, ate and watched "Twilight" (which, in my own humble opinion, by the way, was more of hype and cheesy teenybopper-kilig lines...Robert Pattinson is a bit of a...
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