Thursday, September 07, 2017

Limketkai Luxe Hotel hosts Gym Instructors Training

Yesterday until 8th of September, Limketkai Luxe Hotel is the current venue for "Functional Training Essentials" .Its a training for all Fitness or Gym  Instructors and those who are fitness enthusiast. This training of instructors is conducted by Coach Archie Nellas, an Australian certified fitness coach and founder of Fit and Play.

Coach Archie, who is into fitness training for almost 17 years, will teach the participants the current trends in fitness training. He will also assist them on how to deal with clients fitness needs. The participants will surely leave the training camp empowered with new skills for healthy living and active lifestyle.

The training camp is in Limketkai Luxe Hotel's Wellness and Recreation Center, on the 3rd floor. Their wellness center have a floor exercise area where all dance exercise are held like yoga, zumba and aero workout. on the other side is where the state-of-the-art gym equipment for machine assisted exercises and workouts.

This Health and Wellness center was provided for gym members and stay-in guest not only as an added facility to the hotel but also to raise awareness about fitness and wellness. With that LKK Luxe Hotel is inviting every one to be physically fit by being a member and/or be their valued stay-in guest. For more information just give them a call at 0917-321-45-64 or visit their facebook page at

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 and her Court

My warmest greetings of congratulations to the new royal court of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017

Photo: Sir Tom Udasco

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 - #7 Katrina Zayas Acaylar (middle)
1st Runner Up - #8 Meg Cui Bacareza (2nd from left)
2nd Runner Up - #10 Jaymee Hana Padilla (rightmost)
3rd Runner Up - #3 Alexa Alexa Amicò Patriana (2nd from right)
4th Runner Up - #5 Marianne Mar Serenuela (leftmost)

Me and Miss Kat after the Long Gown Competition

Praying that your reign will become grandeur and may one - if not all - of you will represent us and our city in any national and international pageant.

Me and Miss CDO 2016 after the Miss CDO 2017's swimsuit competition

also my gratitude to Miss Cagayan de Oro 2016 miss Sherlyn Doloriel for the great rein and representing our city in the Miss Earth Philippines. Thank too to my photography sin sei sir Tom Udasco for letting me use his photo for this post.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Higalaay Street Festival 2017: FINAL Update

Yes mga higala, this would be my final update for our Higalaay Street Festival year 3. please be reminded with this some friendly tips for our FULL #hsFUNity party:

Of course, dont forget your tickets. No ticket, no entry, no drinks. sayang naman :( so dont forget it. Similarly, dont loose your ticket while at the party. not only for souvenir but also for mutual security.

charge up your gadgets like your smartphones, pocket wifi and powerbanks. :whispers: we have a gimik that needs your post in all social media, so better charge up. and of course, cellphone load. charge it too better yet register for unli or bigger data allowance.

bring some extra cash. even thou that there is alot of freebies, you will still be ready for some needs arises like food, water, and other premium & limited edition items.

get ready to be "wet and wild". we will have some gimiks like foams, water splashes and other surprises. have your gadgets be waterproofed. waterproof pouches sells at 50 pesos on site.

gates opens by 3pm. when you enter the party venue, bring in also the "higalaay" spirit with you: fun. loving. united.

Security and Emergency units and personnel are on stand by in all strategic points. all they need is our cooperation.

as of now thats it, see you there mga higala... woot woot!!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pohoda Spa and Sauna Media Day

Last 22nd of August, we were able to participate in Pohoda Spa and Sauna Media Day. after days of chasing photos and stories its about time to have this kind of time off. The co-owner gave us a sampling to their services. Like:

Nails Services: Mani-Pedi, Gel polish, Hand and Foot Spa.

Massage: Pohoda Signature (combo of Swedish and Balinese); Thai and; Foot Reflex

and of course the ladies ultimate love, facials and eyebrow/eyelash services

they offer more services, just head to Pohoda Spa and Sauna to know the whole list. as for me, i availed the waht they call "European Facial". I forgot the exact steps but what she did was wash with warm sponge, lotion or cream then wash again. ohhh that warm sponge really made me feel relaxed, its like hot towel before meals. then another sets of cream/lotion, vacuum cleaning, poke-poke my blackheads then steam. then laser. ohhh her massages on my face specially on my forehead really tickles me.

of course my face did not changed right there and then, but what i felt is that my oily face is not yet greasy until now its been 2 days already. unlike before even after bath my facial oils will burst out. ill definitely have this facial treatment every week or two.

the name Pohoda was taken from a Slovak term means "peace". True to its name, you will be at peace and relaxed in every service they do. The spa is so clean, the design was inspired from a Balinese garden. relaxing music is on the air. the crew / therapist do their service properly and very well. i will go back for more for the price is competitively worth every cent. my happiest gratitude to miss Neshel and her crew for this well deserved pampering.

Head now to Pohoda Spa and Sauna, they are located at Corrales-Hayes. as for me, ill be there next week and every week there after.

Krispy Kreme Opens 4th CdeO Branch

Our beloved doughnuts and coffee chain, Krispy Kreme, opens its 4th Cagayan de Oro branch. Located in SM CDO Downtown Premier, on the ground floor near the main entrance, just below the escalators.

They are serving freshly made doughnuts and freshly brewed coffee both hot and cold (iced and chillers). I am encouraging you to try the "Kit Kat Green Tea" and the "Ultimate Chocolate Chiller". Perfect combination for your sweet tooth.

The new ultimate chocolate chiller is priced at 160 pesos for the medium drink and the large drink is 180 pesos. this combo is my current favorite at the moment. try it, its really good trust me.

There is also a promo going on, sorry i really forgot, im not paying attention to the speaker since im in choco-matcha heaven at that time, but the friendly crew will surely help you avail the promo.

so see you there, there's alot of happy-ning right now in SM CDO Premier for this Higalaay Fiesta Month. kita kits mga higala

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Higalaay Street Festival 2017: Update 05

woot!!! woot!!!

charge up your gadgets and party spirit. 3 more days to the much awaited party in the city.

For those who are concerned, be assured that all safety nets are on place to ward off any KJs to our party.

All we have to do is to bring all our friends to the party and enjoy. the more the merrier so secure your tickets and tshirts now. you can get it on our official ticket booth at the entrance of Ayala Centrio Mall's Activity Center.

see you on aug 26 mga higala!!!! woot!!! woot!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Higalaay Street Festival 2017: Update 04

woot woot!!!! 7 more days mga higala...

i hope you already have your tickets and tshirts. if not, please go to our official ticket booth in Ayala Centrio Mall, near the activity center entrance. There is one also inside the Liceo de Cagayan University Campus. We promise a great and grandest night full of fun, friendship, of course, drinks and party music for our local, national and international DJs.

bring the whole barkada, the more the merrier right?! so see you there mga higala!!!!

DISCLAIMER: All photos and/or artworks in this post are NOT MINE.

Sky Bar's VIP Night and Grand Opening

After a few weeks from it's soft opening, Sky Bar, the newest hip and cool place to wine and dine, is now officially and grandly opens to the public.

The VIP night was graced by different "IT" people of Cagayan de Oro: Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 with Ms. Mags Cue; Passionista Ladies with Ms. Kitchie Uy; and CDO Bloggers just to name a few. I left a bit early due to the rains, I am having a hard time to go home late at night specially when it rains. Someone said to me that many more VIPs came after the rains.

Party Music by DJ Kitty G

It was a night of music and drinks and I guess it would be the same fun and enjoyable every night thereafter. So come to Sky bar and see for yourselves the true meaning of wine, dine and chill. Sky Bar is located at the 3rd floor of Cagayan Town Center (many locals and taxi drivers call it yakimix bldg) A.Luna corner V.Roa streets. Entrance fee is about 100 pesos per head.

for more photos from this event is in my Official Facebook Page. While you are there please like and share it too. thanks. Kita kits sa Sky Bar mga higala

Poke (poh-keh) Bowl Night at Seda Centrio

Seda Centrio, Cagayan de Oro's premier hotel, just launched their newest attraction in their Misto Restaurant, the Poke Bowls. Poke Bowl, is a native Hawaiian Cuisine, which means "to section". In layman's term is simply means "fish salad".

Our night started with some cocktails and pica-pica as we await the VIPs and other invited guess. itn was our time to say hello to our friends and new found friends. When the host invited us in the Sinamay Rooms, we are all surprised that the hall was set-up to become like a master chef theater. Thats where we started to think that we will make our own dish and true enough thats what we did.

Upon registration, we where handed out aprons, to be used in the activity and good thing we can bring it home. our tables was cleanly Mise en place both ingredients and tools. as we set into place, the wait staff place our fresh tuna on our plates.

Sir Armand Angeles lead us to make our own poke bowls. we did two poke meals. we mixed it using the instructions in the card and as sir Armand gave out the instructions. Now I understand! its a mix-and-match salad type dish. Poke bowl is a fish salad made out of fresh herb, chopped veggies and sauces plus a serving of cubes of fresh fish - we used tuna for this activity. here are my plates:

on my first dish, i mixed sesame oil, vinegar and soy sauce, then i used it to marinade the fish cubes. in a separate bowl i mixed my cucumber strings, mangoes and pineapple bits. Placed the salad into a bed of lettuce then topped with a cube of tuna, the rest of the tuna was place out side the salad. finally i sprinkled it with toasted sesame seeds.

After the first dish, wait staff replenished our mise en place with a new set of ingredients. This time instead of salad it more looks like a sushi with salsa in a bowl.

What i did here was i mixed the tuna and the tomato-mango-pineapple salsa and placed it on a bed of lettuce. put the mayo sauce (i forgot whats on it) on the side - sorry, i havent perfected the "streak" design. and placed the sushi rice on the side.

I really enjoyed our dishes. but i am more than happy when the host announced that the third dish is a market basket - we will be the one who will pick up our own preferred ingredients from the buffet table. do you want to know what i did on the third bowl? here it is, please dont laugh. its tasted good more than it looks.

what i did was to mix all up: tuna cubes, fried tofu cubes, soy sauce with chili garlic sauce, salsa and more salsa, and nori seaweed strips.

It was a fun great night and i hope you can come to Seda Centrio to experience first hand to make poke bowls. Seda Centrio's Poke Bowl is priced starts at 200 pesos per bowl.

For more photos of this event please visit and like my official facebook page. Kita kits mga higala sa Seda Centrio.

Kahimunan Trade Fair 2017

This year's Kahimnunan Trade Fair is located at - to a bigger and wider venue - SM CDO Downtown Premier.

The term "kahimunan" is from a Lumad (one of many tribes of Mindanao) word which means “gathering”. It is a way to show the locals' big gratitude towards their Patron Saint for blessings received thru bountiful harvest and good business deals.

Many local products are currently exhibited. From produce: like coffee, coffee variations, fruit and/or vegetable extracts.

Handmade textiles which i dearly love because it shows the rich and colorful culture of (Northern) Mindanao Tribes and locals.

Handy-crafts from bags, dolls, and other household decors even furniture.

And of course my ultimate favorite during Kahimunan Trade Fair is the SALE of food products. Not just any products that can be seen and bought in many pasalubong centers. the products on display came from different parts of the region thus this is the only time to see them, buy them and of course enjoy them.

Like that of Brownie Bites. We can buy Brownie Bites in all psalubong centers and in the airport BUT its their first time to sell the two new variants at the Kahimunan Trade Fair: the Crispy Brownies and; the Cashew Crunch. Truly, this trade fair served as a launch pad to every new products in the region. for more photos visit and like my Official Facebook Page.

You can visit and buy at the Kahimunan Trade Fair at the SM CDO Premier which runs today August 18 until the 29th. See you there mga higala.