Monday, May 15, 2017

FOREVER 21 Brings Its Hips and Trendy Style at the New SM CDO Downtown Premier


With the opening of SM CDO Downtown Premier on May 12, 2017, new and high-end establishments also opened its doors to eager shoppers. One of them is Forever21, a California-based fashion giant’s stylish collections and sophisticated looks are now available at its newest store.
True to its commitment of providing the latest in fashion to the style-savvy crowd, Forever 21 continues to excite the Philippine market with the store opening at SM CDO Downtown Premier. This summer, certified fashionistas and shoppers can now enjoy Forever 21’s brand of style in this 640-sqm fashion hub with collections for both men and women. 

I was actually there on their soft opening on May 11, 2017 and got the chance to shop and availed their 21% off discount to regular-priced items. This offer was only limited to invited guests on their shopping party.

It was nice to see that the store celebrated the vibrancy of summer. Forever 21’slatest collection for women showcases exquisite contrasts on fabric such as poplin and leather balanced by lively pastels in shades of this year’s hottest pantones. Focusing on lace details and floral embroideries on denim and skirts, it creates a chic yet comfortable style for the modern fashionista. A mix of the sophisticated and sporty look, the men’s variety includes cool-colored polo shirts, statement sweaters and knit and denim bottoms.

They also offer stylish shoes which my daughter and I could not resist on buying. Below were some stuff that my daughter bought at Forever21 - nude 3.5-inches high heels, a hoodie and a pair of sunglasses.
“Since we opened our first store in the Philippines last 2010, it has been our goal to give everyone easier access to trendy yet affordable fashion,” says Dixie Gene Li, Forever 21’s Business Unit Head. “We hope that SM CDO Downtown Premier patrons are as excited as we are in opening our newest Forever 21 store.” 

Starting May 12, the delightful CDO crowd will have access Forever 21’s chic and pocket-friendly fashion finds. 

Forever 21 is located at the Ground Floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Experience Paragliding at Sierra del Oro

Great news to all sports-minded and adventurous peeps here in Cagayan de Oro as Sierra del Oro Leisure Park officially opened Paragliding last April 29, 2017. 

Paragliding is considered an extreme sport but according to experts, can be easily mastered. Sierra del Oro Leisure Park had its soft opening last April 26 wherein some people from the media were invited. I was there with my 13-year-old daughter, Chloe, along with other CDOBloggers and their kids. 
Most of us listed our names on a piece of paper should we want to try paragliding. My daughter tried it, I didn't :-)

So, I guess I will be sharing with you my daughter's experience then... We were there at 1:00 pm but my daughter was accommodated at around 4:00 pm. It was because the wind was light (yes, the stronger wind, the better --- coz it will take you higher and the longer the ride!) and there were only 3 licensed and professional paragliders available. Others were still coming Friday that week. When all licensed 'pilot's were still busy up in the air, we took pictures and videos while waiting for the others to come back. In case you asked, you are ONLY allowed to paraglide with a licensed paraglider. Without them means NO flying.
You can also enjoy the view and beautiful sunset at Sierra del Oro
When it was my daughter's turn, she was instructed on what to do and what NOT to do before/during gliding. As a mom, I was quite nervous but excited for her. Of course, I could not help but get worried should anything happen to her (God forbid!). But I also believed she was in good hands with Sir Titoy so all I could do was pray for their safety. On the other hand, my daughter could not contain her excitement! Chloe had fun even though theirs was only cut short because the wind was already very light. Well, that was the mere reason why some of us were not able to experience paragliding that day (eherm!...excuses...hehe). Paragliding stopped at around 5:30 pm. Although they asked us to come back on Friday that week and Tuesday the next week, I wasn't able to because I was already on vacation with my family. 

Anyhoo, sharing to you my daughter's video while paragliding up-close and personal. Check her expression...whatdyathink? :-)

P.S. First part of this video was taken from GoPro. Sierra del Oro will provide go-pro for you to take a video while up on the air. Just copy it from them after you're done gliding. Second part of this video was taken from my iPhone6s (",)

For more inquiry about Paragliding, Sierra del Oro is located at Indahag hills, Cagayan de Oro City. The rate per ride is P2,500. You can contact or make reservation either of these numbers: 09194741131 or 0927820428.