sPdJ094QSWF7IGyZ5F0et4nALXg CDO Extreme: September 2009


Thursday, September 24, 2009

CDO Bloggers on Pamahaw Espesyal This Friday...

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On Friday, September 25, 09, the beautiful and handsome bloggers of CDO, or known to many as the CDO Bloggers will be guesting on Pamahaw Espesyal, an ABS-CBN Media Partner. This TV guesting hopefully will help to inform other bloggers about the big event which will happen this coming October 24, 09, where you will meet a lot of bloggers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

If you belong to the same group of bloggers, please be at the ABS-CBN compound BEFORE 6 AM, wear your CDO Bloggers Tee Shirt and be part of this information drive..
See yah!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Casino Games: A Sports Game?

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Skaters who I spoke with have so much to tell me about skateboarding. And they would seriously talk about the sport so passionately that sometimes, such passion for skateboarding seems too much for me to understand. I mean, hey, it's quite a dangerous sport.. But one particular sports guy, who we shall hide by the name of Chuck, has another passion. It seems to me that his heart is always set for the best online casino as he loves casino games very much. I met him a few years back in Cebu. We were watching a show at the Casino Filipino while he and his friends just finished rounds from the slot machines.. And by golly, he even likes online slot machines too...

Can't blame him. He must be very good because he tells me now that he has not really lost a lot. Hmmm.. I thought he was just being nice to himself by declaring that. But, true, he has not lost much, because he doesn't play much. He simply plays when he has a chance, and mostly of these times, according to him, he wins.

He must be very lucky.. But he tells us that it isn't him that's lucky. He says that it is the platform that he uses when he plays... Well, good for him.. At least it's not an addiction that he cannot control...

Anyway, I asked him whether he considers Casino Games as a Sports Game, and his answer is simple. He siad, "YES! Because like all sports, win or lose, you just have to take it as a game or lose your cool..".

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 and Philippine Blog Awards

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On October 24, 2009 Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc will be hosting the 3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit and Philippine Blog Awards. The Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 will be a whole day event and will be held at Pearlmont Inn, Cagayan de Oro City and in the evening will be the Philippine Blog Awards Mindanao. All bloggers are welcome to join this event. This is the best time to network with fellow bloggers, learn more about blogging and also getting to know the beauty of Mindanao.

Check out the website below for more information on hot to join the event.

Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive
Cagayan de Oro City
8AM - 5PM

7PM - 11PM

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


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Pinoys are known for the exotic food that we serve whenever we have special gatherings and even during ordinary meals..

Below is so far the best recipe of Dinuguan I have tasted... I think I should marry a Kapampangan for this.. hahaha...

Dinuguan (Blood Stew) Pampanga Style

3 lbs. pork shoulder or butt roast, diced
1 pc pork heart, boiled then diced
1 lb. beef tripe, cooked and diced
100 gms. pork liver, diced 1 cup vinegar
2 tbsps cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 cups broth
1-1/2 cups pig or cow blood
4 pcs. long green hot pepper
salt & pepper
(extra) green chili

A good size sautee pan.
garlic and onion in cooking oil. add diced pork, heart, and tripe.
bring to a boil and simmer until tender. then
when meat is tender, add vinegar, broth, and hot peppers and bring to a boil. add salt and pepper to taste.
add pork blood stirring continuously until thick. Simmer for 5 minutes. adjust seasonings.

Anyway, here is how we usually do it...A family Recipe...and we call it here in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao as  SAMPAYNA


1 cup cut pork’s small intestines,(cleaned, boiled and cut crosswise, 1 cm. Lengths)
1 cup cut pork’s lung, (cleaned, boiled and cut into small cubes)
2 tablespoons cooking fat
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons sliced onion
1 teaspoons sliced ginger
2 tablespoons cubed green and red bell peppers
1/2 cup cut pork liver, (cubes)
vinegar mixed with pork’s blood (with lemon grass dipped in it)
2-1/2 teaspoons salt

How to make sampayna:
  • In a carajay, place all the intestines, liver, lungs and all other internal organs that may be used, over low heat until they produce oil and eventually cooked and becomes a little crispy...cool and cut into desired sizes.. set aside
  •  In a large sauce pan, saute garlic, bell pepper, ginger and onions add internal organs..
  • Add well-mixed vinegar-blood mixture, including the dipped lemon grass and bring to a boil without stirring for about 15 minutes. Add salt, stir. Cook 5 minutes longer. Remove lemon grass... 
  • Serve hot. Six servings.