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Princess Velasco Live in CDOC!

August 30, 2010 4 comments



Addicted to Acoustic Volume Two
Album Tour/Mall Show
May 30, 2010; 6 pm

She sang some of the tracks from her first and second album.

I’ve never been a fan of Acoustic before. In fact, I hated it when some singers make acoustic versions of hit songs.

But not this time! Princess is just so awesome. First learned about her album through Pinoy Mag and after that, I waited for an opportunity to avail of her album.

I was even told by by Sittizen Teri Liwanag that Princess is a very good person.

Then I found out that she will have an Album Tour at SM CDOC. Now, that made me mark my calendar! I got more excited as May 30 came.


Then, this is it! Starstruck ako! Same reaction when I first saw Sitti before. I will be a huge fan, for sure.

Princess just got the amazing acoustic album, the beautiful face, the accepting aura, and the soothing voice to die for!


the most awaited part: album signing

Princess Velasco and I


To support Princess, please do the following:

Visit Princess Velasco (Official) Facebook page. Princess finds time to personally reply to comments and posts.

Watch ASAP XV Sessionistas Segment every Sunday

Buy her Addicted to Acoustic Volume 1 (PHp250.00) and Addicted to Acoustic Volume 2 (Php 295.00) on record bars nationwide

–The Kagayanon!–

Categories: OPM Artists in CDOC

Thai Me Up! : You’re ultimate local AppeTHAIzing Experience!

August 29, 2010 4 comments

Thai Me Up : An AppeTHAIzing Experience!

I first heard about this restaurant through my dear friend Ethel. Ever since I visited the place last April 2010, I kept coming back monthly. Yes, monthly. I save a portion of my money just to eat in this place. It’s been my addiction lately.

I gotta share the reasons why.

1. Thai me Up has a very cozy ambience. It’s a place where you can relax and chill-out. I can really spend a lot of hours here.

2. Thai Me Up offers affordable yet very delicious meals. I’ve never like the idea of eating Thai food before. But Thai Me Up’s different. Their dishes are savory. Now, there’s no need to spend much in this place. If you have P200.00 – P300.00 , that’s enough already.

I love their dessert called Choco Lava. It’s an ice cream with a chocolate that’s spicy. Weird? No, It’s delicious!

Let me show sample of their menu:

3. Thai Me Up has an exquisite taste for design. Their decorations, centerpieces, and furnitures are well-thought of. It’s like you’re in Thailand. 🙂


4. Thai Me Up plays Bossa Nova music live. 🙂 If you like to chill and listen to good music, this is the place for you.

As I said earlier, I go there monthly. When was the last time? Just last night (August 28, 2010) with my college friends.

Indeed, Thai Me Up is your ultimate Thai AppeTHAIzing dining experience!


–The Kagayanon!–

Happy Feast Day Kagay-anons 2010!

August 28, 2010 2 comments

Happy Fiesta Cagayan de Oro 2010! Happy Feast Day of St. Augustin,Kagay-anons! 🙂

August 28, 2010. Our city fiesta. The City Of Golden Friendship feast day!

This day has been a very fun day for me. I was really able to feel the “feast” air. I enjoyed.

This morning, I was supposed to watch the Golden Float Parade. But because I woke up very late, I just stayed at home. 

1. Party Pilipinas Kapuso Mall Show

Went out at 11 am to go to SM Cagayan de Oro for an uptown shopping. When I arrived there ( I arrived there at 12 noon because of the heavy traffic. Hey, it’s fiesta!), I found out that there will be a Kapuso Mall Show at 2pm. Went immediately to the event center (second floor), only to find out the place was full already. The Kapuso Mall Show featured Party Pilipinas casts : Emir Actress and The Next Big Star Champion Frensheska Farr, Gian Magdangal, and CDO’s pride “Pop hearthrob” Mark Bautista.  I just stayed at the back standing.  

Fortunately, at 12 : 30 something, a couple stood up from their seats. I immediately took one seat. Heavens!

The show started at 1:30 pm. The artists had their individual numbers. They even co-hosted the games. The audience interacted with them. It ended at almost 3pm after singing the Party Pilipinas theme song.  

I took videos of their performances which will uploaded on my youtube account — littlebrat2k.

2. Meet and Greet with JC De Vera

After the Kapuso Mall Show I unintentionally attended, I decided to start shopping. Went to the supermarket to buy groceries. When I arrived there, I noticed that there was a big crowd of people gathering in one place screaming.

Curiously,  I walked towards the crowd. Poof! There he was, JC De Vera standing in the middle of a mini-stage with people. They were taking pictures. Then, I found out that it was actually a meet and greet activity initiated by Unilever. We only had to purchase a minimum of P100.00 of the featured products to get a photo opportunity with the young actor. You know what, I grabbed the chance, not minding the cost. 🙂

After the meet and greet with JC De Vera, I strolled along the mall finding something to buy. I actually ended up buying nothing except for the Mayonnaise from the meet-and-greet.

3. Fair Trade

Since I had nothing to do at SM, I decided to go to LimKetKai Mall just to find out what’s in there.

I did not find something interesting there, except for the Fair Trade at the center of the mall. So, I jumped from one booth to another, looking  at the products. I bought only one product, Pastel of Camiguin. 🙂

Strolled along the mall again and bought Zagu’s Black Forest for refreshment.

Then, my friend Jovy texted me to meet her at Xavier University.

4. Thai Me Up!

Last week, Jovy texted us (her colleagues in College) and talked about a mini-reunion. 🙂 I immediately said YES since I knew I will be available today. She organized the whole activity and informed us about the details. We planned to eat at Thai Me Up (Thai Restaurant in CDOC) and videoke afterwards at Wilsbar. We met up at Xavier University Main Campus. Jovy, Paula, Vanda, Rovan, and I chatted while waiting for the others. After a few minutes, Vanda and Rovan bid farewell.  When Shem arrived, we headed to Thai Me Up immediately since we were all hungry already.

It was not my first time to visit the restaurant. In fact, it has become my favorite restaurant in the city. They have a good ambience. They offer affordable yet delicious meal. They have warm and friendly staff. And they play BOSSA NOVA music. My kind of place, indeed!

The four of us just chatted while eating. We talked anything under the sun.

At almost 8 pm, we went out and proceed to Divisoria for the videoke plan. But upon arriving there, we changed plans (because of time constraints) and bid each other farewell. Then, I went home.

It was so good to be with these guys again. It has been awhile since we last hang-out.

I had a very good City Fiesta celebration! 🙂

Before this day ends, Happy Fiesta once again! Till next year! 🙂

–The Kagayanon!–

Cucina De Oro : Home of the Best Pochero and Ostrich dishes in CDOC

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Last week, my mom and I decided to eat out. We were supposed to eat in Limketkai Mall when we passed by Cucina de Oro. At one glance, the place does not look good. It looked like a typical restaurant. But since it was our first time to get curious of the place, we decided to try.

Amazingly, the clean, organized, and cozy ambience welcomed us as we got closer to the restaurant.

Looking at the place, I said to my mom, “Ma, murag mahal man siguro dinhi (Ma, I think it’s expensive here.)” My mom shrugged and said “Let’s just give it a try.” So, we got inside.

First Impression : The restaurant crew were very nice. When we entered the restaurant, a waiter immediately greeted us with a smile and escorted us inside.

Then, the waiter asked “Ma’am, sa aircon mo or dili? (Are you going to stay inside the area with air conditioner or not?)

Ohhh. The best thing in that place. They have an area with air conditioning units and an area without. So you can choose where you’re comfortable at.

We were then given two menus. One menu is for their local specialties. The other was for their mediterranean cuisine.

We opted for the local menu. I do not have any idea about mediterranean food. hehe. 🙂

While waiting for the food, I looked around the place and all I can say is a big C-L-E-A-N! As in! They even set a fountain which have many colorful lights making the place very cozy. 🙂

And then the food arrived. We ordered POCHERO (That’s mom’s favorite) and some more. Then we both agreed it was the best POCHERO we tasted. Better than the ones famous in Cebu. Yes. Hear me right. Their pochero is the best for me! If you’ll visit this restaurant, never go out if you did not try their pochero.

Good thing we were able to order food just enough for us. 🙂 I guess we were just so hungry.


After eating, I asked for the bill and there it goes — > no more than P 500.00. The three of us ate as much as we could for only P 455.00. It was really cheap, yet we were so full.

That’s what you get when you visit CUCINA DE ORO. Cozy ambience. Warm and friendly crew. Clean place. Affordable but delicious food.

I will go back for sure! Gotta try those Ostrich dishes! 🙂

–The Kagay-anon!–


Hello Philippines and the world!

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The Kagay-Anon : Proud to be in the City of Golden Friendship

What is a Kagay-anon?

A Kagay-anon is a proud person of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

Who created this blog site?

I am Roxanne Hambre, 22 years old, a teacher, a filipino and a proud Kagay-anon.  I am so blessed to be in the City of Golden Friendship.

Why this blog site?

Well, I would like to spread to the whole world the things that makes this city worth travelling. Information on this site may or may not be the first-hand you will get. But I assure you that I will be writing about my experiences here. I will be updating you with the tourist attractions, events, innovations, and any other information about Cagayan de Oro City. As I said earlier, I will be writing from my own experiences. So, you’ll definitely get a taste of what this city can offer. 🙂

What is your message to your readers?

I will be updating this site weekly, so please feel free to dropby, look at the pictures, read the stories… and if you have a moment or two, please post comments, questions, suggestions, and even violent reactions. It will be highly appreciated.


*The Kagay-anon!

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