Monthly Archives: November 2014

Milk teas and wok specials at Jia Cha Cafe CDO

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Tucked inside the Divisoria Arcade along R.N. Abejuela Street is a treasure – a quaint cafe that specializes in freshly brewed teas, milkshakes, pasta and sandwiches, special mix milk teas and budget-friendly wok specials. Jia Cha Cafe is the product of owner Joy Lim’s passion for cooking. Her love for cooking …

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Dulaang Atenista XU’s Sa North Diversion Road play

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When I received an invitation from Shaun to watch Dulaang Atenista – Xavier University’s “Sa North Diversion Road” play, I honestly threw all expectations out of the window. That strategy apparently worked well for me because for someone who doesn’t get impressed so easily, Dulaang Atenista’s version of the award-winning …

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8 things about salamindanaw

The second edition of SalaMindanaw International Film Festival starts tomorrow, November 27. Here are eight things you need to know about the Festival.
1. The redesigned Festival logo features the durian –an enduring cultural symbol in Southeast Asia— with eleven protruding spikes representing the countries of the region. SalaMindanaw envisions to be an important platform in the development of regional cinema in Southeast Asia.
2. For its sophomore edition, the Festival theme shall be ‘Deconstructing Cinematic Space.’ As it continues to celebrate the development of regional cinemas across Southeast Asia, the Festival attempts to veer away from the traditional space of film screening, that is the movie house, and explore alternative and non-traditional screening venues like buses, parks, markets, and barangay centers to bring films closer to the people. The Festival’s main screening venue is in a university because SalaMindanaw recognizes the educational and cultural value of cinema. 
3. The Festival will launch a film magazine, New Durian Cinema, which is devoted to the discussion of regional cinema in Southeast Asia. It is not enough that we show films, regional cinema must also become part of a critical consciousness. The magazine hopes to help in the formation of such consciousness. 
4. The Festival boasts of the quality and integrity of its film programming. This year, more than 30 films of various lengths, genres and genres will be presented in the Festival. Films will vie for the Golden Durian Award in the Asian shorts and Mindanao shorts category. A Festival prize shall be bestowed to the breakthrough film in the new Philippine Next Cinema section. 
During its inaugural run, the Singaporean film Sayang Disayang (dir. Sanif Olek) had its world premiere in the Festival. It won the jury prize in the Festival. The film is Singapore’s official entry to the Oscars in 2015. Other notable films in the Festival last year include By The River (dir. Nontawat Numbenchapol) which won a special mention at Locarno, Liberta (dir. Kan Lumé) which bagged a special mention in CINDI (Seoul) while War is a Tender Thing (dir. Adjani Arumpac) took home a special mention from Yamagata.
5. Relying on its vision and integrity, the second edition of the Festival is crowdfunded which means that much of its funding is in the form of donations from its supporters all over the world. 
6. The Festival is a cultural investment for the development of the people of Gensan and the region. The aim is expose more people to diverse cinema as well as educate and provide them the opportunity to better understand the world they inhabit. For this reason, all screenings and parallel activities are free to the public. 
7. It is helmed by one of the most important filmmakers in Southeast Asia – Teng Mangansakan. The Festival’s respectability and integrity partly come from who is running it. The vision of the Festival is built upon clear goals and objectives borne out of the Festival Director’s instinct, experience and foresight, and the trust and confidence of the Festival Team.
8. The Festival is advised by some of the most distinguished personalities and brilliant minds in world cinema such as Philip Cheah, vice president of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and past consultant of the Dubai International Film Festival and Directors Fortnight at Cannes; Paolo Bertolin, Venice International Film Festival delegate for Southeast Asia and consultant of the Doha Film Institute; and Sherad Anthony Sanchez, creative consultant of Cinema One Originals. 

How to continue helping Typhoon Sendong survivors

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Any project that can help Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) survivors always interest me. You see, my family and I were also victims of the typhoon. We faced business losses, yes, but all of us were safe and still had so much to be thankful for. That was the reason …

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Join this CDO Bloggers-led blogging and social media workshop

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Blogging has truly evolved. From just sharing your personal thoughts on your online diary or journal, blogging has now turned into a very viable communication medium and even an opportunity to earn money. More and more people (and businesses) now want to learn how to start a blog and how …

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Mainstreaming Shariah Implementation within a multicultural community.

a discussion by Yusuf Morales How do we view Shariah? Muslims generally adhere to a way of life which is embodied in the Shariah. The linguistic meaning of Shariah “is a non-exhaustive source of water to satisfy their thirst, which implies that shariah is a source of life and guidance[1] “ . This word according […]

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Rooting the Bogeyman Out

How do we  look at Interfaith/Intrafaith and intercultural dialogue? Rooting the Bogeyman out . (a discussion during the ASEACCU conference last August  2014 in Davao City) Bismillah Hirahmn Niraheem. Alhamdullillah Hirabbil alameen Wa  salatu wa salamu alal ashrafil Anbiya wal Musalin, Habibina wa Qulubina Muhammad, wa ala aalihit tahirin wa ummatan wasiyin I am very […]

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Philippines to host Let’s Do It! Regional Conference 2014 for Asia

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A number of non-­profit organizations, volunteers and delegates from all over Asia will gather in Cebu, Philippines on November 27 to 30, 2014 for the staging of the second Let’s Do It! Regional Conference for Asia. To open the conference on November 27, local cleanup movements, organizations and artists of the …

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New career exploration tool launched in Cagayan de Oro

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The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) recently launched an online career exploration tool, with the aim to help high school students chart their future. Through a career talk dubbed “Life Lessons,” PBed launched FutureYou.ph in Cagayan de Oro City last November 7, 2014. Life Lessons is FutureYou.ph’s career advocacy roadshow …

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Lama sudah bersarang..

Huhu.. lama sudah blog nie bersarang.. Lama sudah menyepi dan menjadi silent reader je….membiarkan cerita-cerita kehidupan berlalu begitu saja.

Sepi itu Indah..
Sepi bukan bererti hilang..
Sepi bukan menjadiku lupa..

Kesepian itu satu kenikmatan
Me…

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remembrance

I still remember, vividly. The first moments we were together. The taxi ride from Balintawak to Cubao. How you meowed and meowed, afraid of the neon lights that veiled Manila at night. How you clinged to my arms, climbed my shoulders, and then perched …

KFI and Anak Kawagib participate in 2nd Mindanao Children Festival

The Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. and its partner youth organization Anak Kawagib took part in the 2nd Mindanao Children Festival held at Mt. Sabrina Resort, General Santos City last October 27-30, 2014. With the theme “Bata Kasali Ka, Ikaw ay Mahalaga” (Child, You are a Part, You are Important), the festival was initiated by Mindanao Action […]

EXCLUSIVE: BonChon Cagayan de Oro branch opening date CONFIRMED

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Mindanaoan.com is the very first to break the news — BonChon Chicken, the company behind the global Korean-style fried chicken craze, is set to open their Cagayan de Oro City branch on November 28, 2014 at the First Level, Garden Area, Centrio Mall! I received this exciting update from the …

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EXCLUSIVE: BonChon Cagayan de Oro branch opening date CONFIRMED

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Mindanaoan.com is the very first to break the news — BonChon Chicken, the company behind the global Korean-style fried chicken craze, is set to open their Cagayan de Oro City branch on November 28, 2014 at the First Level, Garden Area, Centrio Mall! I received this exciting update from the …

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American editor interviews KFI’s peacebuilding alumni

Bonnie Lofton, the editor-in-chief of print and online publications of US-based Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), visited KFI on October 25 and conducted an interview with seven of the latter’s staff who have taken courses at Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI). The main purpose of Lofton visit was to report on sister peacebuilding institutions with strong connections […]

being maternal

#FlashbackFriday I learned a new word today. It’s pyometra. Three days ago, Basmati became lethargic, spent most of her time in bed, and the voracious eater that she is, she suddenly lost all appetite. When I picked her up, she let out a soft…

Grammy awardee Kimbra to headline MADFest 2014 in Manila Philippines

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She made quite the debut when she sang “Somebody That I Used To Know” with Gotye and eventually bagged awards at the 2013 Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.  Now, she’s ready to dazzle us with her own brand of music! Kimbra, known for her hits …

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Bobson opens first ever Philippine boutique in Cagayan de Oro Mindanao

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Japanese brand Bobson has opened its first ever Philippine boutique in Mindanao, Philippines. Located at the First Level, West Concourse, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro, the Bobson flagship store also has its own tailor shop inside its premises. Known for its array of quality unisex Japanese denim jeans and shirts, …

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Using The Right Boat Lift In Your Boathouse

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Every boat owner or boathouse owner needs to consider how to safely put their boats in the water. These lifts must also be used to make sure the boats are lifted safely out of the water at the end of the day. These lifts needs to be installed properly, but …

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