THE popularity of coffee has in recent years given rise to a lifestyle where people congregate, talk, write, read, surf the net, and play games in coffee shops while enjoying a great brew. There is nothing, after all, like sipping the perfect cup of coffee individually or in the company of friends and family.
The good news is that, you can have the coffee culture experience right in your own home, with cool coffeemakers from SM Homeworld. These are not only sleekly designed and compact, but make it easy for you to be your own barista at home.
A YEARLY event and celebration, the 14th of February has become synonymous with love, flowers, cards, teddy bears, balloons, chocolates, candies, strawberries, cherries and food, especially baked goodies. But one thing in common is the color red, and being “heart-shaped!
Much has been written about the history of St. Valentines, hence Valentine’s Day. But it wasn’t until the 19th century that this occasion became hugely popular, particularly the valentine card. Remember Hallmark Greetings? And the rest, as everyone would say, is history.
TODAY is Valentine’s Day but here I am staring at the computer and thinking if I have something essential to write.
Well, for a start, my husband and I planned to go out with the kids but as to where and what time, the answer is still vague. As of this writing, I am still busy finalizing the list of the staff who will be on probation as recommended by our regional director while my husband is probably cramming for their general inspection.
IN HONOR of Valentine’s Day, Sari-Sari rests from its Pro-Life campaign to focus on the question: What Is Love?
According to my late father, Nimrod Suarez, “Love is sex.”
DEVELOPMENTS in technology require a multitude of changes. These may call for new machinery, a new production method or a new job skill.
I feel I am fortunate and I hope you feel the same way that our dynamic environment here in Cagayan de Oro requires more change. Although not to be mistaken as a techie, some of us are already heavy internet users.
SHOPPERS felt like they were in China with the Chinatown concept of reds, variety shows, dragon and lion dances and everything Chinese inside SM City on Sunday during the celebration of the Chinese New year.
Mall goers were definitely enlivened and enthralled of the mall’s complete transformation into a Chinatown, through the efforts of Ms. Jena Morales, SM Mall’s Senior Visual Display Manager for Visayas and Mindanao.
If you want to have what you have never had, then you must do what you have never done” - Aileene B. Ajeas, R.N. (10th Placer December 2012 NLE; Cum Laude, Father Saturnino Urios University)
WHAT does it take to top the Nurse Licensure Exam (NLE)? Does diligent studying alone guarantees to make one conquer the feat? How does culture help in the process of positive thinking?
THE Alternative Learning Center of Barangay Iponan in Cagayan de Oro was hailed as the grand champion in the recently-held booth contest, one of the highlights of the week-long activities of “Kalumpangan Festival” in honor of the village’s patron saint, Sr. San Guillermo, whose feast is celebrated today, February 10.
During the award’s night held last Thursday, the residents who dressed up the ALS booth received a trophy, cash prize, roundtrip ticket for two to Manila and one live cow.
IT IS time to welcome the Chinese New Year with positive vibes and feel for a better year ahead.
So many things have been said on the radio, printed in papers, websites and social networking sites and shown on TV. And being of Chinese descent, it is just but natural to follow some “guidelines,” traditions and beliefs handed down by my family and associates.
WHEN you see a man and a woman walking with arms wrapped, what are your thoughts about them?
RECENTLY, this writer had merienda at the home of a Pro-Life Activist. “I will live a simple, eco-friendly life,” Criselda Buenaventura disclosed to me.
IT'S February once again and it is a special month for all Lourdesians because this is where we old gals of Lourdes College attend the annual homecoming and pay homage to our Alma Mater. As an alumna, I find it fitting that I write about this august institution that has contributed so much to the field of education in Northern Mindanao.
In 1912, Fr. Arnalot, a Spanish Jesuit, invited the Sisters of the Compania de la Virgen Maria, the first indigenous congregation for women in the country, to teach in a parochial school in Cagayan de Misamis (now Cagayan de Oro). The Sisters taught the parish kindergarten and catechism classes. Later, the Sisters opened a dormitory for girls, named Santa Teresita Dormitory.
WITH the opening of additional malls here in the City of Golden Friendship, Kagay-anons will no longer be deprived of a superb dining experience amidst a fun atmosphere as they can indulge in flavorful dishes similar to what bigger cities offer.
The Bistro Group, owner of quality food chains in the Country, has expanded its horizon and chose Cagayan de Oro as its new niche for its restaurants like the TGI Friday’s, which recently opened its new branch at the ground floor of Centrio Mall.
IF YOU are planning to impress a date or give your family a treat on your first payday, or if you simply want to spoil yourself with palatable food, then fret no more as the recently opened Italianni’s Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro, known for its Italian-American goodness, will surely satisfy your penchant for good food.
IT HAS been a tradition for Limketkai Mall to celebrate a spectacular, fun-filled Chinese New Year every year.
ANTONIO Pigafetta, the Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan, described the 1521 typical house of the Cebuanos as "constructed of wood and are built of planks and bamboo, raised high on the ground on large logs, and one must enter them by means of ladders. They have rooms like ours; and under the house, they keep swine, goats, and fowls" (Pigafetta c. 1536).
INSTEAD of celebrating a grand party in a posh restaurant surrounded by her friends in the entertainment industry, Cagayan de Oro’s pride Stephanie Mae Sol, Miss Teen Philippines 2004, opted to celebrate her birthday last January 22 in her hometown.
Steph, who has already inked a name in the showbiz industry as a commercial model and lady love of Capitan Awesome in the hit TV series of the same title aired over TV5, set aside her commitments in Manila and celebrated her 23rd birthday with the orphans at the Park Café in Divisoria.
LOOKING for a place in Cagayan de Oro where you can stay in comfort amid the high-tech amenities is a must for travelers?
I HAVE always been fascinated with festivals all over the world that highlight culture and religion so I have decided to write a column today that traces the history and origins of the country's Sto. Niño festivals and absolute reverence of devotees to the Holy Child Jesus.
KAGAY-ANON music experience has just become more interesting and fun as passionate musicians Maricar Roble Matsuda and husband Yoichi were on hand for the opening of a brand new music lounge along Corrales Avenue in Cagayan de Oro on January 18.
THERE’S a story about a Cagayana who sued her American husband for divorce in the USA for the reason of “mental cruelty.”
CASSANDRA “Cassy” Tiu Sy, Catherine “Cathy” Sy Lim and Kristine Gaye Ty Lim franchised a Chicken Charlie Cagayan de Oro Branch located at Grand Prix, J. R. Borja Extension with telephone number 880-7266 and cell number 0917-7165371. There are already 16 Chicken Charlie all over the Philippines.
THE province of Lanao del Norte, now known as ‘Tribu Sarimanok,’ bagged its fourth win in the recently concluded Sinulog Festival in Cebu City.
KAUSWAGAN is one of the most prosperous barangays in Cagayan de Oro today.
TOTCHIE Echeveria of Barangay 1 bested 14 other equally beautiful ladies after she was named Miss Balingasag 2013 during the coronation night held Friday at the town's gymnasium.
THE kidneys are a mighty pair of organs: they filter and excrete waste products including toxic wastes; secrete substances to maintain acid-base, electrolytes and fluid balances; secrete vital hormones like rennin, erythropoietin and prostaglandin; aid in reabsorbing of nutrients like amino acids, glucose and others; and regulate blood pressure.
A FEW years ago, when I was detailed at the City Tourism Office, I was assigned to meet a group from Manila who came here on a study tour.
WHAT a great way to start 2013 with a bang! Some members of the media in Cagayan de Oro, including local bloggers, gathered on Thursday at N Hotel and enjoyed a fun-filled day hosted by Globe Telecom dubbed “Christmas Treat in January.”
WEARING the latest trendy designs has always been a part of Kagay-anon lifestyle.
SOME Kagay-anons love to dine out and try a set of menu that are new to their palate. And I am one of those who love to try different dishes that can delight my senses and lighten my mood.
Except for Japanese food.