#10andFabulous – CDOBloggers Celebrated 10th Year!

Time flies! It’s truly an amazing feat when something reaches a decade and even going stronger with no signs of stopping. That is The CDOBloggers Network (CBN) – Cagayan de Oro’s premier network of bloggers. This was started by Chiq Montes and some blogging enthusiasts 10 years ago that eventually became a SEC-registered organization along with few committed pioneering members at that time who saw the potential of the org. Fast forward to 2018, the organization breeds emerging bloggers and vloggers who are passionate with their craft and is aligned with the organization’s core mission which is to promote Cagayan de Oro City.

Because we are celebrating our 10 years anniversary, the officers agreed to do something big and unforgettable in celebrating the org’s 10th year. Thus, the realization of the KExTour2018 (Kagay-an Experience Tour 2018) and of course the Bloggers Ball to cap off the KExTour2018 and celebrate the anniversary.

The Bloggers Ball

Pulling off the Bloggers Ball wasn’t a walk in the park. The officers had series of meetings and brainstorming to ensure the Ball is realized and that everyone will have a grand time celebrating. Thanks to President Maia Poblete for giving her all, pulling the right strings, to give the cdobies and our guests a fabulous night. The officers had to do a lot of last minute party fixing! AVPs, Decorations, lights, sounds, venue arrangement, and the technical issues close to the start of the program. Thank God for everyone’s patience! It helped that we all remained calm and went through the process of putting everything together until we are ready!

The ball was themed “Rebels in Black & Gold: The CDO Bloggers 10th Anniversary Bloggers Ball”. And as members and guests started arriving at the venue, I got so excited that everytime I see someone coming in, I would gasp in excitement because boy oh boy! everyone surely looked amazing and right on point with their outfits! I was impressed!

I was tasked to host the party along with my partner in hosting as always Edu. We didn’t have the time to go through the program as we were both busy the days before and even on the day of the party (him – venue and decors, me with the AVPs). Thankfully we were able to do our parts and were glad to see everyone smiling and laughing with our “antics” whatever you guys call it on stage. Key was just be our normal crazy self! and it always worked! hahaha! Crazy is the new ready!

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Food and Blindfolds at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa

shangri-la blind food tasting

I had the most unique food tasting experience on my special day together with the rest of the food crawlers.

Everyone was excited for our second day’s second stop. We knew we were in for a good treat at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa. A tropical paradise in the middle of a busy city that welcomes its guests with breathtaking scenery. Shangri-la Resort and Spa is a perfect place to unwind and just forget about the hustle and bustle the city life brings.

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shangri-la mactan ladysoda

Since we were in a Food Crawl, of course it’s quite obvious that we look forward to the foods we are about to taste and experience. Shangri-la didn’t fail to excite us as they gave us a one of a kind food tasting experience!

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