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How I keep 90 cans of soda, beer (and wine bottles) deliciously COLD

This is something I’ve been SUPER excited to share with all of you before my big mini vacation trip back to the Philippines. Alas, that trip kept me so busy that I knew I could only break the good news once I’m back in New York. Anyhoo…here it is: I finally…

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The Big S&R Members’ Treat Is Here! September 26 to 30, 2018 (list of sale items here!)

It’s our favorite time of the year! The S&R Members’ Treat is always the perfect time to hoard, look for gifts and even prepare for Christmas! The S&R Membership Shopping Members’ Treat means amazing buy 1, take 1 offers as well as up to 50 percent discounts. Lots of great deals…

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Higalaay Festival CDO fiesta 2018 schedule of activities

I may miss it this year since I’m still in New York, USA but I know that a lot of you will have a good time celebrating Higalaay Festival 2018 in Cagayan de Oro. Higalaay Festival a.k.a. the yearly CDO fiesta a.k.a. celebrating the Feast Day of St. Augustine a.k.a….

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Mindanao’s largest drug addiction rehab and mental health center opens in Bukidnon

It’s finally open. The Php 500 Million (roughly US$10 Million) drug rehab, addiction treatment and mental health center which I first wrote about early last year is finally open and no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte led the formal rites held last August 3, 2018. The Northern Mindanao Wellness…

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How to shop at S&R CDO without a membership card and get a FREE coupon

Not a member of S&R CDO yet? If you aren’t an S&R Membership Shopping Cagayan de Oro club member yet, you now have the chance to shop to your heart’s content for 3 amazing days PLUS get a FREE gift certificate, too! From July 12 to 15, 2018, S&R CDO…

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What to Do In and Around Birmingham

Birmingham is the most populated city in the state of Alabama, and it has a history dating back to the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era. It’s one of the larger cities in the south, and it surprisingly has some pretty interesting attractions and things to do, whether you’re planning to visit…

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Mindanaoan.com lands on Top 30 New York Blogs list

I’m very excited to share with all of you that this humble blog, Mindanaoan.com, has landed on the number 6 spot in a coveted “Top New York Blogs To Follow” list. Mindanaoan.com was declared among The Big Apple’s best when my travel and lifestyle blog nabbed the number 6 spot in…

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5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines

If you’re a fellow avid traveler, chances are you have a whole bucket list of places you want to visit around the world. Well, I’m about to tell you why you need to add one more incredible place to that list — preferably at the top. Here are five of…

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Explore Islands Philippines tourism expo to be held at Grand Central Terminal New York

New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by the Philippine Tourism Secretary, the Explore Islands Philippines expo will run from May 9, through May 12, 2018. On May…

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Eat and drink all you can for Php 199 (FREE for kids) at this Cagayan de Oro restaurant

Being a fast-growing city, Cagayan de Oro is now home to more and more restaurants. In fact, buffets or restaurants that offer eat-all-you-can in Cagayan de Oro are now a dime in a dozen. This is great for consumers like us, of course. The more options, the better! There are…

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OFFICIAL LIST: Sale, buy 1 take 1 items during S&R CDO Members Treat

Let me cut to the chase – I’m very excited to let you all know that S&R CDO and all other S&R Membership Shopping branches nationwide will again offer its most awaited, super amazing S&R Members’ Treat! From March 14 to 18, 2018, our favorite membership shopping warehouse will offer…

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Tips for increasing comfort on extended motorcycle rides

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You may love your new motorcycle, but do you know if it is comfortable enough for extended drives? That seat may feel perfect for the first ten minutes, but will it keep you free from aches and pains over several hours? Check out these tips if you need help planning…

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Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa Cebu garners Travelers’ Choice 2018 awards

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The results of the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2018 are in and it’s definitely no surprise that Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa made it to the list. A regular on the roster, Abacá Boutique Resort + Spa is recognized once again in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, winning in three categories:…

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Made in CDO: ACCESS Lifestyle, a gamechanging lifestyle discount and rewards card

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If there’s something that I absolutely have so much respect for, it’s a risk taker. I think it takes a whole lot of intestinal fortitude to enter the great unknown, with just your passion, vision and optimism. That’s why when I first heard that a small group of folks in…

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Quest Cebu Hotel joins Cagayan Travel Exchange, trip to Bali up for grabs

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How fast time flies! It’s been more than 5 years since I got invited to attend the grand launch of one of Cebu’s finest hotels – Quest Cebu Hotel and Conference Center. Not only did the lovely folks over at Quest fly me to the Queen City of the South,…

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SnippetMEdia introduces blockchain technology in Philippine digital media landscape

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SnippetMEdia has come a long way. I first learned about this mobile app (available in both iOS and Android) last year. Now, after a year providing curated content to over 800,000 users, SnippetMEdia has stepped up to take on the challenges plaguing both content creators and advertisers by launching the…

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Prepping for an Asian Vacation: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Trip

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Traveling halfway across the globe for a vacation is a once in a lifetime experience. There are so many sights, sounds and tastes that you want to try out. Before you head off to the airport, learn how you can prepare for a vacation into Asia. The cultures and beautiful…

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Kaamulan Festival | 2018 Schedule | Bukidnon Authentic Ethnic Festival Philippines

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The yearly festival in the Province of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival, will be a month-long celebration again this year. Kaamulan Festival 2018 will be held the entire month of March. An annual gathering of the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival derived its name from the Binukid word…

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Bukidnon Mindanao airport construction starts this 2018

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After decades of waiting, the Province of Bukidnon, my mother’s hometown and where I lived for a few years, will finally soon see a fully functioning airport! Not only will the proposed Bukidnon airport be beneficial for the people in the province but for folks from neighboring areas like North Cotabato,…

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Bukidnon Mindanao airport construction starts this 2018

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After decades of waiting, the Province of Bukidnon, my mother’s hometown and where I lived for a few years, will finally soon see a fully functioning airport! Not only will the proposed Bukidnon airport be beneficial for the people in the province but for folks from neighboring areas like North Cotabato,…

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3 social media and business trends to look out for in 2018

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned here on my blog that I will be a part of the “Go Social: A Digital Marketing Tour Boot Camp.” The boot camp tour, a project of the Iligan Bloggers Society and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Manila, was held in Iligan, Cotabato,…

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3 social media and business trends to look out for in 2018

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned here on my blog that I will be a part of the “Go Social: A Digital Marketing Tour Boot Camp.” The boot camp tour, a project of the Iligan Bloggers Society and funded by the U.S. Embassy in Manila, was held in Iligan, Cotabato,…

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Meeting Huck / Guillermo Diaz of Scandal

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Fellow “Scandal” fans – I’m here to make you jealous 😛 I met someone pretty awesome recently – Guillermo Diaz, the actor who plays “Huck” on the American political thriller TV series “Scandal.” Yes, THAT Huck. The controversial, dark (most of the time) but sweet (at times) Huck we have…

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Meeting Dermot Mulroney of “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

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I remember the first time I watched “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” That now iconic romantic comedy film made me cry, angry, laugh, irritated but, at the same time, hopeful. Hopeful that even though we don’t get what we want, there’s always a glimmer of hope and great possibilities. That there…

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At Oyster Bay New York

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A few weeks ago, I went with my New York City-based aunt to Oyster Bay. The easternmost of all the 3 towns in Nassau County, the Town of Oyster Bay is actually still a part of the New York metropolitan area. It’s about an hour and a half away from…

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Grand Central Station New York – what to do, see, eat

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One of the popular New York tourist spots (and one of my favorite places in NYC to visit, take photos and people watch) is the Grand Central Station. Going to this station is definitely included in the “must-do while in New York City” lists. Grand Central Station is beautiful, has tons of history,…

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#FeelCamiguin

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By now, I’m hoping you’ve already watched that viral #NoWords promotional video for the Province of Camiguin. That truly has gone viral – so viral that as of this writing, it has now garnered 922,000 views and over 15,000 shares on Facebook alone. This will surely help bring in not…

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Cool travel apps your phone must have

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Hi, fellow avid traveler! Make your next trip extra convenient! I personally use these travel apps. See if these can help you as well. Please don’t forget to send me your feedback! 🙂 iTranslate I tried this app and it’s pretty nifty especially for international travelers, I must say. So…

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