Archive for March, 2011

Sacred Days at Xavier: Holy Week Triduum Retreat

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The Season of Lent is ongoing and the Holy Week is coming up in two-three  weeks. As a practicing Catholic, it has been my yearly tradition to go on a retreat/recollection to remember and relish the goodness of my savior as shown in the cross. Whether going to a recollection camp, prayer seminar, parade of saints, or doing the “station of the cross”, I always make sure I do something just to remind myself of His unchanging love. It has always been with a purpose of restoring my fellowship with Him. I am a prodigal daughter once in a while, you know.  It’s sacrificial in one way or another, yes, but it always gives me a feeling of growth, maturity, and restoration. It keeps me going through the years.

This year, the first plan really was to go to Camiguin and have my “station of the cross” there. And enjoy a little bit.

But last Sunday, after hearing the mass, I decided I will be taking my retreat to a greater height. As I was about to leave the chapel, I saw the poster about the “Sacred Days at Xavier” (poster above) and right there and then, I decided to ‘celebrate’ Holy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ALONE through the Holy Week Triduum Retreat. As I read the poster, the conference is very serious and life-changing (for sure). I’d like to experience it.

So on April 21-23, I will be joining the Triduum Retreat which happens at the XU Immaculate Concepcion Chapel, from 8 am to 12 nn with Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ.

If you wish to join, please contact Zarah Cagulada at 09263081987 of visit the Campus Ministries Office of XU. Retreat stipend is P250.00.

If you don’t want to join the retreat but would like to celebrate the liturgy at XU, the following is the schedule of masses: Holy Thursday – 5pm; Good Friday – 3pm; Easter Vigil – 9pm.


-The Kagay-anon!-




Tapas Grilled’s Summer Art and Voice Workshop

March 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Got nothing to do on a summer? Wanna hone your talent/skill in singing or the arts?

Enroll at Tapas Grilled’s SUMMER ART AND VOICE WORKSHOP for only P1500.00!

1st batch of students will have their classes on April 4-28, 2011 while the 2nd batch will have theirs on May 2-19, 2011. Painting lessons will be 3 hours daily while Voice lessons will be 1 hour daily. See posters and print ads or call 3094541 for details.

Hurry! Limited slots only! 🙂

Categories: The Kagayanon Art

Soft Opening of “Outbox”: I was there!

March 26, 2011 Leave a comment

An online friend of mine, a former DJ of a radio station here in Cagayan de Oro, invited me through facebook to the soft opening of a new bar in the city named “Outbox”. I went there last night with a co-blogger Wella. At first, we were kinda hesitant to get inside since there were few people outside the place. But since the entrance fee of P50.00 is quite cheap, we tried it. When we entered the place, we were amazed with the ambience. That’s the first thing we noticed immediately. The zen theme (majority white) made the place cozy. The effect of colorful lights was enough to make us feel relaxed. The sofas made us  comfortable. Serving of our orders was quick.  Acoustic and Folk songs were played to go with the light ambience. Generally, the place is good and I recommend it. The formal opening will be on April 2, 2011. So, will I be back? Prolly, yes.  Hopefully, more party tunes will be playing then.

Too bad I wasn’t able to bring a camera to take photos and videos of the place. But don’t worry, Wella posted a blog about it. You may take a glimpse of this new cool place in town at

So get OUT of your BOX and party! 🙂

Categories: The Kagayanon Fun

A Gossip Girl’s Summer (Open Shoot)

March 22, 2011 2 comments

Do you wanna dress-up  like Serena or Blaire? Do you wanna look like Nate or Chuck?

Calling all GG fans!

An open shoot ala Gossip Girl will happen on April 3, 2011 (8:00-5:00 pm) at the Dynasty Court Hotel. For a registration fee of P900.00, be like a star of the popular TV show! That includes professional hair and make-up and Wardrobe Styling. You also get 4 Hi-resolution photos at the end. Show your GG look to everyone!

What are you waiting for? Register now! For queries, text or call 09351534142.

I might register. So, I’ll see you then.


-The Kagay-anon!-

Photo above by Zoe Botwin

5k CDO Night Run (Fight Against Tuberculosis)

March 19, 2011 2 comments

I joined another fun run again…in less than a week from my very first fun run. It’s still a 5k run but the route is different and this time, it happened in the evening. My first time to run at night. Also, it’s an event for the World TB Day – A move fighting against Tuberculosis. Fitness and Advocacy in one!

So glad a fellow Cdoblogger Wella came with me. Without her, I was sure I wouldn’t be able to join this run.

We met up somewhere in divisoria and walked towards the Rodelsa Circle. Upon arriving, there were already a lot of people. I noticed that it was a huge crowd, way way bigger than the first fun run I joined.

We headed to the registration area. Fortunately, walk-ins were allowed. Plus, instead of paying P350, they only charged us P200.00. Lucky enough eh? Yes. We got out jersey shirts, meal, and LED lights. Since it was still 7pm (and the run was to start at 8:30 pm), we took photos while waiting for the program to start.

…and I met my co-teachers (Sir Rodel, Sir Gilbert, and Sir Nico) too.

At almost 7:30, the opening program started. A talk about Tuberculosis was given, video presentations of the many faces of TB patients where shown, details of the event and the advocacy were presented and a band (Euthopia Band) played some songs for the pre-run party.

Here’s a video of the pre-run party:

Obviously, the participants were enjoying the night.

It rained at the middle of the program, by the way. And I promised to myself I will not run if it will rain.

Fortunately, the rain stopped and the fun continued.

Finally, 8:30 pm came and the run was about to start! All the participants were at the starting point already, prepared for running… jogging… and walking? hehehe.

5…4…3…2…1!!! Run!!

I wasn’t able to take photos and videos while running. I was more serious in running this time around. Just focused on getting to the finish line.

The first 2.5 kilometer went smoothly. We passed by the new bridge to carmen, then made our way to the carmen bridge and the cathedral, and back to rodelsa circle.

Since we joined the 5K run, we have to make two lapses. Unfortunately, it rained when we were already at our second turn. At about 1 kilometer before the finish line, the rain fell hard. We were wet both with rainwater and our sweat. How cool was that??? I don’t know. hahaha.

In less than 40 minutes, I was able to complete the 5K run! That’s faster than my first run! I was so happy! 🙂

Took photos at the end. Did not join the after-run party anymore. We were so dead tired.

The 5k Night Run was a success!!!! Let’s fight against Tuberculosis!

FYI: I ran with my SHOULDER BAG full of things like my denim pants and 2 t-shirts, a bottle of mineral water on my hand, and a runny nose. That made my run more challenging and tiring.  Lesson of the day: Go light!

The Kagay-anon!-

Party Time (Free Sexy Grind Dance Class)

March 16, 2011 3 comments

Hi everyone! Calling all beauty and fitness buffs! Have you heard of this new beauty and fitness place in CDO? Not yet?

Situated at Pabayo-Gomez Sts is the new STYLE ‘N MOTION. It’s a beauty and fitness center in one!

As an opening, they will be conducting free SEXY GRIND dance classes on March 21, 23, and 25, 2011 at 6:30-7:30 pm. Just bring dance shoes/sneakers/rubber shoes. Come in your most comfortable dancing outfit.

For more queries, contact 09225505724.

Lez grind! See yah!

-The Kagay-anon!-

Digital Bliss

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey oh! Hey oh! Once again, GRIDLOCK Events and Promotions will bring to us another party event called Digital Bliss at Club Tilt this March 26, 2011. MAnila’s DJ RON POE, with tilt’s resident DJ’s DJ Juzz and DJ Jug, will surely give the beat you will never forget. So, don’t miss it! 🙂 Party on!