Monthly Archives: May 2017

SM OPENS A PREMIER MALL IN DOWNTOWN CAGAYAN DE ORO TODAY

Cagayan de Oro, the Gateway to Northern Mindanao, is a gold mine of amazing and diverse attractions.  Known as the City of Golden Friendship, it is a major whitewater rafting and adventure destination in the country, and called the ICT Goldmine in the Philippines because of its numerous ICT infrastructures and businesses. With its natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, and warm and friendly people, it is a multicultural urban center with a laid- back charm.

Residents in the City of Golden Friendship have more to smile about when SM CDO Downtown Premier opens its doors to the public on Friday, May 12, 2017. It is SM Prime Holding’s 61st mall, the sixth in Mindanao, and the second in Cagayan de Oro.

Located at the busy intersection of Claro M. Recto Avenue and Osmena Street, the five level, 177,743.21 square meter mall, will serve shoppers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby cities and provinces in the Northern Mindanao area. Envisioned as Cagayan de Oro’s premier shopping address, it is an emerging landmark in the bustling downtown area with five floors of retail, dining, and entertainment; and eight floors of prime office space in the future BPO tower, which will be integrated with the retail center.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings a vibrant and upbeat retail experience for this urban market with exterior finishes that are subtle and upscale, primarily glass, metal, and natural colors that reflect the sophisticated nature of this center. A glass corner creates a striking entry and allows the center to glow with activity at night.

Interiors are also distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes enlivened by patterns of gray and accents of color. A diagonal pattern is reflected on the floors, ceilings, and in the skylight system to provide visual interest and variety.  Daylighting and artificial lighting combine to create a variety of light effects that change with the time of day, weather, and seasons. Bold color is used as a visual accent on the escalators and inside faces of the skylight.

SM CDO Downtown Premier brings an uptown vibe to the downtown area with its eclectic mix of shopping, leisure, and entertainment.  The SM Store and SM Supermarket are its major retail anchors, as well as SM mainstays like SM Appliance, Toy Kingdom, Our Home, Surplus, Sports Central and Pet Express.  The mall will also have hundreds of stores –fashion boutiques, shoe stores, home stores, novelty stores, and more, including a Cyberzone for the tech generation, and a Wellness Center.

It is a vibrant retail intersection where one can find global brands like Forever 21, Uniqlo,Miniso,The Body Shop, Watsons, Ace Hardware, Crocs, Giordano, The Face Shop, and Oakley, as well as well-loved Filipino brands like National Bookstore, Bench, and Penshoppe.

Dining with family and friends is a premier experience – outdoor dining enlivens the street with restaurant balconies on both sides. SM CDO Downtown Premier also has a Food Hall, and eating out options ranging from local and international fast food chains to specialty restaurants.  Foodies will love trying out the mall’s homegrown restaurants – Missy Bonbon, Bigby’s, Ribs and Bibs, Hanabel’s, SaloSalosaPanagatan, Chez Marie, Hungry Plate, Damaso, Barkadahan Grill, Bingsoo, Naicha, Sweet Cravings and Arturos.

The mall will have seven cinemas – four digital theaters, 2 Director’s Clubs, and one large format digital cinema; as well as a state of the art bowling center. For customer convenience, it will have a parking building with 1,500 slots.

Just as SM CDO Downtown Premier is premier in its design and shopping excitement, it is also premier in its commitment to sustainability and the environment.  It has a Sky Garden with lush landscaping.

More than that, it is equipped with a Rainwater Catchment System to prevent flooding. The Rainwater Catchment basin underneath the Main Mall Building measuring 3,000 square meters and six meters deep can hold up to 13, 650 cubic meters of water or close to 13.7 million liters of water.  The tank capacity was based on the 24- hour rainfall intensity of 455 mm brought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s design team includes DSGN& Associates, Design Architect; Jose Siao Ling and Associates, Architect on Record, and DA Abcede& Associates, Construction Managers.

SM CDO Downtown Premier, the first premier mall development in the region, redefines lifestyle shopping in the City of Golden Friendship, bringing new tastes with eclectic mix of fresh dining concepts and new styles with its fashionable rage of contemporary global brands.

SM CDO Downtown Premier’s interiors are distinctly upscale with rich, subdued finishes, enlivened by patterns of contrasting gray and accents of color.

 

A Sky Garden and a Sky Hall with bold water features and lush landscaping create bold outdoor spaces for shoppers to linger and enjoy the vibrant urban setting.

 

 

The entry near the supermarket is designed to appeal to a more value oriented customer.

 

SM CDO Downtown Premier is an emerging landmark in downtown CDO with a five level mall and 8 floors of prime office spaces in the BPO tower.

 

The SM Supermarket of SM CDO Downtown Premier.

Three Ways to Fight Back Against Aging

Aging happens to everyone, but not everyone deals with the challenges of aging in the same way. Some people simply throw up their hands and accept that it’s their fate to show their age on their face, thanks to wrinkles, ages spots, and the sagging that comes with time. But other people are resolute against the force of aging and do almost everything in their power to resist the pull of time on their faces. Fortunately, technology now allows men and women to keep their youthful appearance longer than ever before. Although the best way to fight the visible signs aging is to prevent it with excellent skin care throughout your life, there are a number of steps one can take to fight back against aging starting today.

First of all, discerning consumers will find that are many new over-the-counter products designed to target trouble spots for aging adults. Shoppers no longer need to search in exclusive boutiques or visit their dermatologist to access these products, either. For example, men and women can find the best product for turkey neck online, from a trusted innovator such as the Neck Cream Center. By buying products that are specifically designed to fight these signs of aging without surgical intervention, people can stave off the years with no real risk.

Men and women who are just starting to see the signs of aging can also prevent further damage thanks to new protective materials. Sunscreen is the single most effective product that stops the signs of aging, and sunscreens and sunblocks are more powerful than even. One of the best innovations for sun protection has been the new clothing that’s designed to block harmful UV rays. Thanks to these clothes, including sun-blocking shirts and hats, no one needs to struggle with creams or lotions to fight against the damage of the sun.

Finally, customers should look into new prescriptions and office procedures. There are many non-surgical options that men and women can get from their dermatologist. This includes new prescription medications that can reduce wrinkles and minimize age spots. For more proactive individuals, dermatologists can also use lasers, fillers, and other external techniques to improve skin’s texture and appearance. There are few limits to what can be accomplished without surgery.

Aging can be beautiful. Thanks to new tools and techniques, it’s easier than even to age happily.

Nailaholics OPENS Another Branch at SM CDO PREMIERE

Having to work 5 days-a-week and sometimes 7-days if you are that workaholic makes you overworked and stressed. Sometimes you dreamed of vacations and get-away to relax and recreate but you just can’t because of time-constraints. Worry no more, because there is a new nail salon in town to pamper you – Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interior, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

You can even bring your family (namely MOM and SISTER) and friends to enjoy those moments with them. It’s always FUN to have a girl’s bonding moment , have your nails done while chit-chatting at the same time.


It doesn’t hurt to splurge for yourself once in awhile and not feel guilty about it.

You may visit them to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of their Friendly Technicians. They are located at the 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere, Cagayan de Oro City. For bookings, you may call 0933-8581475.

Opening PROMO :

You can treat your friend a FREE Manicure for every manicure service you avail.

Valid only on May 12, 2017.

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WAO Stock Off Road Challenge

We have this offroad truck/Jeep for awhile now, using it when we visit the farm but we haven’t tried using it in joining off road challenges in different municipalities.

Last year, my father and two brothers decided to try their luck and I glad that they were able to bag the Champion and 1st runner up in the Modified Stock Category at Pilintangan Race Track STOCK OFF ROAD 4X4 2nd LGU FUN RUN.

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This event taught us that it is never too late to try something new. We had FUN and we went home with awards!