March 9, 2012 1 comment

If you have read my previous blogs under ‘FOOD TRIP’ category, you will know that one of my favorite restos here in CDOC is the THAI ME UP! I love the ambience, the bossa nova music, the staff, and most importantly, the food!

Now, there’s something new there! The opening of FIL ME UP! They are now offering filipino cuisines to all filipino food lovers!

…And it’s their GRAND OPENING tomorrow!

… and the CDOBloggers will be there!

Let’s see if I would love their Filipino offerings as much as I love their Thai cuisines.

See you!

Thank you FIL ME UP/ THAI ME UP and Chiq Montes for the invitation.


CDOBloggers 2012 Induction of New Officers

February 27, 2012 2 comments

A long journey will always begin with a single step.

True enough. This year, I am going to have a long journey with the CDOBloggers. The first step? The activity yesterday.

Yesterday, we had our first monthly meet-up/get-together for this year and it was also the induction of the new set of officers. Guess what? They made me the Vice-President (External) for the group! And until now, yes, I am still overwhelmed by the opportunity.

Anyway, so this is what happened yesterday. We started off with the “getting-to-know-you” activity and the videoke session.

Then, a mini-program was conducted. The new President gave his talk about the CDOBloggers. (We were so serious listening to his ‘speech’. hehe)

The induction, oath-taking, and signing of the Memorandum of Agreement came after.

…and then the ‘physical’, ‘nerve-wracking’ game which made us laugh so loud. Thanks Vic for this game! hehehe.

…and who would forget the camera whoring session???!!!

Looking forward to a meaningful and fruitful year ahead with these blogging peeps. It will definitely be a busy year for me!

See you all in the next monthly meet-up!!! We hope to meet more bloggers of CDO! 🙂

Cheers CDOBloggers 2012!

(From left to right: Eleanor Aguilar (PRO), Bang Agbon (Auditor), Rob Bana (Treasurer), Vic Madriaga (President),

Venus Mabale (Vice President-Internal), Roxanne Hambre – that’s me! (Vice President-External), Jacques Agbon (Secretary)

 Here is the plan of activities for 2012:

For more info, please visit or visit us on facebook (CDO Bloggers).

Acoustic Nights at Pizza De Oro

February 20, 2012 1 comment

Hey oh! Hey oh! There’s something new at PIZZA DE ORO! 🙂 

 Pizza de Oro is one of the famous pizza places in town because of their WHITE PIZZA. They are the only ones offering this unique kind of pizza having crispy crust and yummy fillings. Available in different flavors, customers will surely love their home-made pizzas!

The following are my favorites in PIZZA DE ORO. I would definitely recommend them. Go try!

Supreme Overload

De Oro Overload

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese

Since its humble beginnings, Pizza De Oro continues to improve as they address the needs of their customers. They recently transferred to a more bigger and accessible area in the city. Not only that, it has also become a must-visit place in Cagayan de Oro as they already have the ACOUSTIC NIGHTS wherein customers will be serenaded by acoustic renditions while having fun with their pizzas and booze. 

PIZZA DE ORO is indeed no longer an ordinary pizza house. It’s a perfect place to chill and bond with friends! You might be able to get a chance to sing-out too! 🙂 Plus, PIZZA DE ORO is coming up with new ideas! What’s that? It will be a surprise you will surely enjoy!

See yah!

Me, my fellow bloggers, and the people behind PIZZA DE ORO

For queries, you may contact PIZZA DE ORO through:

Hotline #: 310-8331
Cellphone #: 0917-719-9792

Location: Dolores-Coralles St. 2nd floor sabihon bldg. Left side of ficco Main

OPEN HOURS: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am (Weekdays, Sunday); 2:00 pm to 4:00 am (Friday, Saturday)

Photo credits: Rosanna Lim, Pizza de Oro

Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro

February 20, 2012 6 comments

Recently, we were invited by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro to their Open House which includes a cooking demo by Chef Hasset Go. Read the blogpost here.

The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, opened on May 8, 2010, is the very first truly-professional Culinary School in Northern Mindanao registered legitimately under TESDA and the SEC. Since then, CIC provided and continues to provide globally competitive education to their students. Students enrolled in CIC definitely are able to create savoury and aesthetic food creations. Not only that, CIC seriously do not compromise the nutritional value of their products, thus integrating Holistic Nutrition to their programs.

To provide their students the opportunity to have a meaningful learning experience, CIC is providing a variety of programs suited to every individual interested in the Culinary Arts. Here are the list of their programs and short courses:


In this program, the student prepare food not only delicious but also nutritious. It includes training in sanitation, nutrition, menu planning, cost control, and management. Students are also able to receive hands-on education.


8 month Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition

4-month Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition (Intensive Course)

5-month Certificate/Diploma of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry Arts

12-month Associate in Culinary and Pastry Arts

Fast-track Culinary Arts “tailor-made for Balikbayans and OFWs”

Short Courses:

5-day Baking Workshop

5-day Fondant and Gumpaste Workshop

5-day International Cuisine Workshop

4-day Kiddie Chefs Workshop

4-day Teen Chefs Workshop

7-day Fundamentals in Culinary Arts


For queries and further details of the different programs and short courses, please contact the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro  through the following

Contact numbers: (088)8521808; 09175039786

Location: 3rd Floor Legacy Building, Antonio Luna St., Cagayan de Oro City, 9000



“My Favorite Cakes” by Chef Hasset Go

February 20, 2012 1 comment

We, the CDOBloggers, were invited again by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro to cover for one of their yearly events. Yesterday, February 19, 2012, was their Open House which includes the “My Favorite Cakes” cooking demo of celebrity Chef Hasset Go.

Just like what happened in the “All The Bars” workshop we attended last year, Chef Hasset taught all of the participants how to bake some of the best-selling cakes they have.

 We also learned some terms and techniques in baking to produce quality and delicious cakes and pastries.

Not only that, some of the participants were also given a chance to try some of the tasks in baking such as folding the mixture and decorating the cake.

Here are the two products after the session: the Chocolate Truffle Cake and the Caramel Custard Cake which we were able to try and love instantly!

 We were so glad to be given this chance to learn baking once again! Thanks to CIC! Thanks Chef Hasset! 🙂

For queries on CIC’s different courses and programs, you may call them at 8521808 or 09266765989.

Photo credit: 8th and 9th photo in this blog by Vincent Udasco 

Kapuso Bloodletting Day

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Donate Blood. Save lives.

GMA Network Inc. will hold their KAPUSO BLOODLETTING DAYon February 17, 2012 (Friday), from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Liceo de Cagayan University Civic Center. We invite everyone to join this good cause. See you! 🙂

For further information, contact088.857.7933 or mobile number 0915. 41 961.

Kapamilya Fun Run

February 11, 2012 2 comments

Aw. I missed the first 3 runs this year. Bad. Got so busy with work and school, I did not have time to train and join the runs.

Good thing is that there’s another run coming up  this month and I certainly don’t want to miss this. I’m gonna prepare myself for this.

See yah!

Photos by ABS-CBN CDOC