Friday, August 31, 2018

Chef Donita Rose and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil Goes to Higalaay Festival


Yesterday, I was one of the lucky Kagay-anons to catch the exciting session of Celebrity Chef Donita Rose in Centrio Mall. I really looked forward to see her that day because I was, and still is (!), a big fan of Donita since her VJ days.

Anyways, with Regional Festivals rounding up in the country this coming months, Chef Donita Rose, along with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, started touring Cagayan de Oro to celebrate the Higalaay Festival this August.

Chef Donita shared her own twist on the famous Higalaay dish of Sinuglaw, composed of sinugba (grilled pork) and kinilaw. The dish was made more flavorful and healthier with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, which is Chef Donita's most recommended kitchen staple as it's packed with good fats such as Omega 3 and 6 that are great for the heart. It also has Vitamin A that helps improve eyesight and has the lowest saturated or bad fats among all kinds of cooking oil which makes it a healthier option. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil also has a high smoking point making it the most ideal cooking oil for frying and deep frying.
Chef Donita's own twist of Sinuglaw and it tasted sooo good!!
"Going around the Philippines during these wonderful festivals and sharing my twist on the local recipes is always such a fun and fulfilling experience for me. It's truly an honor to be part of what Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil has been doing in providing healthier and affordable food choices in local communities and helping spread the heart-healthy goodness of home cooking," said Chef Donita.

Additionally, it was a fun-filled treat to Cagayan de Oro's local moms and foodies who also got a chance to sample Chef Donita's own rendition of Sinuglaw during her live cooking demo at Centrio Mall last August 30, 2018. Local Supermarket samplings were also done in Robinson's and Shopwise Supermarkets in Cagayan de Oro.

"We are thrilled to bring Chef Donita and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil to our local festival activation," said Fly Ace Corporate Group Product Manager for Edible Oils, Zen Prudentino. "We want to continue educating Filipinos nationwide about the importance of using heart-healthy cooking oil in everyday cooking. We don't need to sacrifice the taste and flavor of our meals; it's definitely possible to always prepare healthy and delicious meals with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil," she added.

Festival menus are usually oily but with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, we can now eat guilt-free knowing that our food choices promote heart-healthy and may help with disease prevention. With the country's consistent No. 1 and most trusted cooking canola oil brand, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil provides a healthy and affordable option in cooking our favorite festival dishes.
Yours truly and the beautiful Donito Rose
Che Donita, together with GMA and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, is excited to prepare healthy dishes during her next Festival Tour in Vigan City's Raniag Festival in Octobber and for the Aklanons during the highly anticipated At-Atihan Festival in January.

For more information on Jolly Heart Mate Canoila Oil, visit their Facebook Page on www.facebook.com/JollyHeartMateCanolaOil.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

AllHome Opens its 19th Store in Cagayan de Oro

Good news to all Kagay-anons as All Home finally opens in the City of Golden Friendship! The grand opening was well-attended by a lot of people and Mr. Manny Villar was present during the cutting of ribbon. Read below for more information about what's inside All Home.

The fastest rising home depot shopping solution in the Philippines is now in Mindanao.

AllHome is the country's only full-line home center. It eliminates the need to go to several locations just to get construction and furnishing materials, furniture, decor, and appliances as all of these are readily available in-store. The convenience AllHome brings does not end with its complete line of household materials and needs - AllHome carries thousands of local and imported brands. Home builders and home owners alike are sure to find what they need to build a complete and beautiful home.
AllHome is also the exclusive distributor of a roster of world-renowned and premium brands like leading Japanese sanitary ware INAX, premium Italian tile brand Iris Ceramica, and Spanish tile brands Cicogres, Alaplana, and Platera. With more options now made available to the residents of Cagayan de Oro City, building your dream home is now so much easier to achieve.

Coffee Project, the country's most Instagrammable Café, is now brewing in CDO


Cagayan de Oro is now home to Coffee Project's 28th branch. The boutique café, dubbed "the most Instagrammable coffee shop" in the country, brings to Mindanao region its signature coffee blends, premium pastries, and its work-friendly environment. Patrons can enjoy Wi-fi and a multitude of sockets perfect for extended work hours. Long tables are also available for meetings while quiet corners meant for those who want some alone time are also aplenty. The charm of Coffee Project does not end in its beautiful interiors but instead lies in its ability to give warm service to all kinds of coffee-lovers and café-goers.

Bake My Day, AllSports and AllToys unveil newest stores in Cagayan de Oro City

It's always nice to bring home something oven-fresh that the whole family can enjoy: sweet, savory or even just something to make your favorite sandwiches with. Bake My Day, a new concept bakery, provides more than 50 variants of baked goods at every location at any given time. Introducing its unique offerings to the people of Mindanao, Bake My Day brings its signature bread and pastries such as the Sushi Roll and Okonomiyaki bread. Bake My Day also offers cake customization services - turning every milestone into a memorable celebration.

Opening its 6th store, AllSports provides sports equipment and wear for athletes and enthusiasts alike. With an expansive collection of training gear and athletic footwear and apparel, AllSports gives CDO residents better options when it comes to both performance and athleisure wear. AllSports can also be found in Bataan, Laguna, Las Piñas, Taguig and Quezon City.

Now in the City of Cagayan de Oro, AllToys brings to Mindanao its wide collection of education ang recreational toys for children of different ages. AllToys' 9the branch carries brands like Hot Wheels, Barbie, Disney, My Little Pony, Lego and Hape among many others. For enthusiasts, select Star Wars and Marvel themed toy collections can also be found at AllToys. Not limited to toys, kids and kids-at-heart, can also find a variety of quirky knick-knacks as well as assorted arts-and-craft materials in the store. Cagayan de Oro residents can expect playful and colorful interiors as well as AllToys' signature train display found in all its other locations.



These homegrown brands are bringing a world-class retail experience to Mindanao as they open their doors in Cagayan de Oro City. Bake My Day, AllSports and AllToys can be found along Limketkai Drive at Limketkai Center.

AllHome CDO is the 19th Store to open across the country and is on track to open six (6) more branches in 2018.

Have fun shopping and see you there at AllHome. Don't forget to take a break at Coffee Project or Bake My Day.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Revlon's 2018 Spring / Summer Sun Festival Collection To Take Place in CDO

Image Source | Facebook: Miquel Garcia Cotado
The Sun Festival Collection brought to you by Revlon Professional is a unique collection that breathes freedom, freshness and creativity. It is composed of spirited and vibrant color offerings that took inspiration from the excitement brought about by live music, the enchantment of sheer creativity and the anticipation of must-see events of the festive season. This collection helps women express themselves better by celebrating their different personalities through their hair by reflecting playfulness, friendship and beauty.

The Sun Festival hues are easy on the eyes, very clean, easy to wear, imaginative and stylish. They are designed especially for women who are optimistic, strong and dynamic and those who are able to express themselves freely without the need to sacrifice extraordinary beauty.

This hair color collection offers several magnificent fashion opportunities and a wide array of hair possibilities. This season is dubbed as “The Season of Color” since this collection combines warm and satiny blondes, pale pinks, and coppery chestnuts, bright oranges that have natural bases and even strong tones like electric blue for example.

The three shades in this collection are; Ultra Real, Hippie Chic and Romantic 2.0.

On May 21, 2018 (8 am to 5 pm) – The first ever Summer/Spring Sun Festival Collection Launch will take place at Pearlmont Hotel, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro. This is the first time this event will happen in Mindanao since it has always been in Manila and other locations in the country.
This event will enable guests to meet Revlon Professional’s Salon owner clients, take instagrammable pictures at the summer-themed Photobooth, view magazine releases, participate and win exciting prizes at fun games and raffle draws, witness a hairstyling competition, meet and greet the Special guests (an International Stylist) and Celebrity Guest, Francine Garcia (actress and Beauty Queen), learn about the Sun Festival Collection and Trends and witness a fashion show of models from Manila. It’s a going to be an exciting and fun-filled event so if you want to be part of it, tickets are sold at P200 each and are available at SMR Distribuzione Inc. Office, Unit 7, 2nd Floor, Juan Fuel Bldg. JR Borja Extension. You may also contact them at; Tel Fax 088 880 7231 or call their Staff Diane 0977 805 7398 for more information. The ticket will cover, a raffle stub, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and certificate.

Friday, March 9, 2018

My Daughter's First Promenade

This is my beautiful daughter Chloe attending her Prom for the first time. If you are a follower of my (this) blog, I guess you have seen my old posts about her. She was this bubbly little girl that I was fond of posting in my blog. But how time flies. She's not a little girl anymore but transformed into a young lady. I could not even believe what my eyes were seeing on that day. In one blink she's not the baby I used to hold and cuddle anymore. Now, she has her own world, so distant from mine. Sometimes, it's even hard to talk to her...teens (sigh).

But going back to my topic, Chloe had her prom exactly a month ago. Their theme was Vintage Hollywood that's why she donned her hair that way. Kudos to her make-up and hair stylist for achieving her look. We all loved it!

She also had a small part in their program but still proud of her, coz out of the hundred students, she was handpicked to represent the Symbol of Arts.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Try Wing It CDO's Top 3 Favorite Yummilicious Chicken Wings!

Every time I watched movies at Centrio mall, I always brought some snacks with me because it's more fun to watch a movie while munching my favorite snacks (or even a meal). Wing It Flavored chicken is one of my favorites and I was just so glad that they have everything I needed.
 
Wing it! Flavored Wings has taken the trend into passion. It’s usually the other way around, but the small home-grown kiosk has now taken an in-demand dish into something that Kagayanons surely love and linger paired with premium saucy flavors. The bare industrial inspired kiosk serves chicken wings that have been rounded up into three sauce flavors known to be popular around the world! The Italian Garlic Parmesan, NYC Wild Buffalo and Texas Hickory BBQ. As Wing it! Flavored Wings is strong on quality over quantity, majority of ingredients have been brought in from other countries so you can enjoy not just lip-smacking wings but saucy favorites the way others around the world do! Pictures do speak louder than words so here’s the rundown:

12 pieces

Italian Garlic Parmesan
NYC Wild Buffalo
Texan Hickory BBQ
Thank you so much Wing It staff for having us last February 27, 2018. Wing It! is located at 3rd Floor, Centrio Ayala Mall, just fronting the Cinema Ticketing booth.
Here's the yummy Wing It chicken they served:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Congrats Zoe!

This is my little girl, Zoe, who was, surprisingly declared as Champion for their Spelling Bee contest. She is currently in grade 1. Why I said surprisingly? Because she never told us that she won. But there was more to that story...

Zoe has speech delay. However, she's able to cope up with her lessons, she is still at par with her grade level. Her only difficulty is conversing with other people. She talks to me, of course, but her sentence construction is not like the common 7-year-olds. She's currently enrolled in a Therapy center that helps her with her language skills.

So, to be chosen as one of the representatives in their section (there were 2 of them in their section, 10 all in all for grade 1 level) for Spelling Bee was more than enough for us. But winning 1st place was something else!

But I was a bit sad that I never knew she won coz she didn't tell me. I didn't watch coz I thought we were not allowed, but actually we were. Only that, at the back of my mind, I might distract my child's concentration if ever I watch so I just waited for someone to tell me how she did during quiz bee...but no one approached or told me. So, I assumed she didn't win.

But then, I also thought that maybe (just maybe) she got a place coz in fairness to Zoe, she's good in Spelling. She has this sharp mind that she could easily recall the words, and spelling is one of her strengths in English subject. She never even got a mistake in spelling quiz in their class.

So, it was only the following day that I learned that my daughter won and the teacher congratulated me because Zoe was the champion! But looking at Zoe's expression, I don't even know if it was a big deal for her because she just smiled and continue doing her thing, lol.

To our dear Zoe, Congratulations! I always thanked God for you. Thank you for giving sunshine to our lives. You brighten us up always. We love you so much and looking forward for more 'adventures' with you.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Color of The Year in 2018

Happy New Year everyone! They said that 2018's color is Ultraviolet Pantone. I thought of looking for a striking violet-colored shirt only to find out that the color is closed to color blue, lolz. I guess my husband got the right color of the shirt, next was my eldest daughter, mine was purple, my baby girl wore lilac-colored shirt. Well, at least we still looked coordinated :-) 

Cheers to 2018! May we all have a good one!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Make The Kids Kuto-Free with Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo

Pediculosis or Head lice (or Kuto in Filipino language) are rampant in children aged 4-12 years old. Head lice are common problems the parents encounter especially to young girls with long hair. Boys can have it, too, even to girls with short hair. You will know if your kids have it if they kept scratching their heads because of itchiness. Head lice can spread by close contact or by sharing personal belongings like combs, hair accessories, beddings, towels, clothings, etc. To be safe, better tell your kids not to share these things to others and use only their own.

A lot of us, parents, are familiar with suyod. A comb that can help remove head lice. However, not all can be eliminated so we must look for a better remedy to instantly eradicate these blood-sucking 'creatures' in the head.

And it's good to know that some schools and communities nationwide took part of the launching of Nationwide Oplan Alis Kuto as part of its KilusangKontraKuto to educate the public about the infestation of head lice. With the help of LiceAliz Head Lice Treatment shampoo, children will be kuto-free if applied properly.

In my previous post, Licealiz Battles Head Lice Infestation in Mindanao With KilusangKontraKuto, you will know how this campaign already worked in some parts of the country.

For more information on head lice prevention and treatment, visit Licealiz’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/licealiz.

P.S. Thank you LiceAliz for sending me these items last Christmas. My whole household benefited a lot from these. Wishing you more success and hope to see more kids free from head lice :-)
 

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