You may or may not know this, but electric guitar has the potential to make or break your worship set. However, It is becoming a very common theme to have leaders allowing guitar players to show up and simply play or do whatever they want. I’m finding that the root of this is that many of us just don’t know the first thing about electric guitar to give them any direction.

In my opinion, drums, bass, keys, and vocals are the essentials for a band. However the electric guitars such as musiciansfriend.com signature electric guitar when played right, are what’s going to take your sound to another level. Not everyone is an electric guitarist, but many of us are called to lead them. So what do we do and how do we do it? 

There's a run down of the essential things you need to know about electric guitar in order to effectively nurture the electric guitar and band relationship. So how do you as a leader make sure that happens? To take it a step farther, name one great worship band that is known for soloing!? Hillsong, nope. Jesus Culture, nope. Bethel, nope. Chris Tomlin, nope. The list goes on. Soloing is distracting for worshipers and it does virtually nothing to add to the atmosphere of worship.

If a guitarist is soloing, he is doing nothing to make the band sound full. Most of the time, guitar players use soloing as a cop out because they don’t actually know that parts to the song.Gospel music being the main exception here. Even then, just don’t overdo it. And many times, making the song “your own” is important as well. However, always start with a base of playing it like the original, then move on from there. 
 

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One of the most unforgettable experience we had when we stayed in Manila for almost a week was the dinner cruise at Manila Bay together with my family. It was our first time and we really enjoyed the night while cruising and dining together. I first heard about this dinner cruise from a blogger friend who also shared her experience so while we were in Manila, we grab the opportunity to experience it as well. :) 

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I made the reservation online through email and paid the tickets for a dinner buffet at Sun Cruises Esplanade Seaside Terminal. The price was pretty affordable, you can have it for only Php 650 per person for this particular package. 

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The package inclusions are: 
1 hour and 30 minutes cruises along Manila Bay 
 Romantic serenade on board 
Buffet dinner 
Table Allocation at the upper deck 

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Sun Cruises delivers this extraordinary experience with its cruise ferry, M/V Spirit of Manila. We are awed with lights of SM Mall of Asia by night as the cruise takes us across the Manila Bay for an hour of night time spectacle. 

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It provides memorable dinner cruise service to Filipinos and tourists alike. 

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The dinner cruise also includes live entertainment from an acoustic band that adds to a more relaxing and romantic atmosphere. 

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The entire menu includes soup and a main meal of rice, some veggies, one viand and some desserts. Beverages are no included in the menu so prepare to shell out a few more bucks for soft drinks, bottled water, and juice. 

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Sights From afar, we have seen the whole of Manila Bay, all the city lights, tall buildings, and other ferries that were sailing during that night. I can say that this was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the entire tour   and  the view was indeed breathtaking so we captured as many photos as we can. 

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I bet that everyone will surely love to see the waves, all the lights and be serenaded by a live band in this one of a kind tour on board by Sun Cruises. Traversing Manila Bay for over an hour with music and a romantic dinner was magnificent! The reflection of the lights from SM Mall of Asia was awesome. 

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I would definitely recommend this cruise experience to everyone especially to the couples out there who is planning to have a date or celebrate any special occasion.

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The Manila Bay Dinner Cruise was indeed an unforgettable experience. So, be sure to include it on your list of top to talk about-and-share family experiences.

For more inquiries and reservations, call (632) 834-6857 to 58 or 527-5555. You can also check out their website at http://www.corregidorphilippines.com.




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Prom is the biggest social event of the year. Shouldn’t you be dressed for the occasion? Prom shows are exclusively meant for high profile teenage girls. They must wear gorgeous dress materials to produce a spellbound impression on young male partners. A long prom dress of a girl bears the Victorian tradition. It changes the way of expression and of course the outward appearance of a young lady. So, young ladies need to choose the best long prom dresses at www.missdressshop.co.uk to have strong flavor of classic aesthete and eye catching elegance. 

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A long prom dress must be perfectly fitted to the body of a woman. She should be comfortable to wear such a long apparel to attend the prom show. There are different color shades of the long prom apparels to adorn bodies of women. Reformat your look by selecting the most attractive floor length gown. Dazzling rhinestones are set in order to decorate the ultra-thin borderlines of the bodice. The silvery accents with rhinestones detailing have added extra glow to the prom apparel. 

To have a sexy image to entice dudes, an 18 year old college girl must handpick a brilliant prom gown with bare sweetheart lines. The sleeveless gown enhances the erotic charm and natural beauty of the dress. The soft polyester with chiffon decor gives a premium feel to a lady who will be very happy to wear such a classic dress. Nowadays, a new trend to wear Prom dresses 2016 streamlines the outward look and style of a sexy woman. Back zip-off closure and long laces of a prom dress exhibits the inner beauty of a high profile lady. It makes a woman very beautiful and exuberant. Her womanhood is properly enhanced to leave heavy foot prints on the new generation. 

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Long black lace bridesmaid dresses are attractive. However, to punch more powerful spices to design female costumes, modern fashion designers tailor few wonderful apparels with superb design to the full view. Women who have excellent slim figures will have a new charismatic look by wearing this long bridesmaid dress. The smart decor to expose the hidden erotic appeal of a woman needs to be properly highlighted. Therefore, you will have to check some up-to-date slide shows on female wares and prom gowns to make the perfect selection. Your dress should be the vehicle of self-expression to distinguish yourself from million participants. 








Unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with super-sized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life experience.



As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.

As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract.

The latest iPhones will also be available via Smart Infinity, Smart’s premium postpaid brand, where members can get complimentary iPhone 6s 128GB under Infinity Consumable Plan 5000 or two units of iPhone 6S 16GB under Consumable LTE Plan 8000.

Smart’s other unbeatable offers for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available at www.smart.com.ph/iphone. For more about Infinity’s unparalleled perks and privileges that come with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus plans, visit www.smart.com.ph/Infinity.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content. The new iPhones introduce a transformative new approach to photography called Live Photos, bringing still images to life by capturing a moment in motion. Live Photos, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel iSight camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash and more are powered by the Apple-designed A9 chip, the most advanced chip ever in a smartphone, delivering faster performance and great battery life. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Retina HD displays made from the strongest glass on any smartphone and 7000 series aluminum, the same alloy used in the aerospace industry, in gorgeous metallic finishes that now include rose gold.

Awesome experiences await new and existing Smart Postpaid subscribers who are upgrading to the new iPhones with Smart:

1.    Be among the first to get the iPhone 6S Rose Gold (16GB) via special Uber delivery from Smart. Smart and Uber have teamed up to deliver your new iPhone 6s Rose Gold (16GB) at your doorstep when the clock strikes 12:01 on November 6, Friday! Simply click “Request an iPhone6s” on the Uber app, prepare to pay using your debit or credit card, and get ready for much bigger surprises. Moreover, all new Uber users get 50% off (with maximum worth of P200) on their next two Uber rides.

2. Get 20% discount from Zalora. Experience the high life with as much as 20 percent discount for a minimum purchase of P500 from leading online fashion store Zalora.

3. Enjoy P2500 Airbnb discount. Enjoy P2,500 discount on your Airbnb booking with a minimum spend of P8,000 at any listing in over 190 countries around the world.  

4. Get iflix access. Get three months’ worth of iflix access plus 1GB of data for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

5.   Win a new gadget instantly. With Smart’s Share the Joy Gadget giveaway promo, you can get a chance to take home another brand new gadget instantly when you sign up for a Smart Postpaid Plan or recontract at Smart stores nationwide.

6.  FREE Gadget Shield. Get FREE 30-day insurance for your new iPhone with Smart’s Gadget Shield.

7.  Upgrade with Smart’s Wipeout promo. Wipe out your existing contract to upgrade to the new iPhones and enjoy corresponding discounts depending on the number of your remaining months in your contract.

8.  Purchase from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes even without a credit card. Smart is the only mobile network that lets you enjoy the full range of digital content from the Apple Store, iTunes and Apple Music even without a credit card through the groundbreaking Smart Pay-With-Mobile service. Simply text REG to 4949 so you can start buying apps and charging in-app items on top of your postpaid bill or deducted from your prepaid load – a first in the country.

The breakthrough features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can only be optimized when you are on the country’s biggest and most advanced network, according Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid Head.

“With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has once again pushed the boundaries of mobile innovation, allowing us to achieve so much more with our phones and experience the Smart Life with entertainment, convenience and peace of mind on the go,” said Carag.

“iPhone’s Live Photos lets us capture and share our best moments in a revolutionary way, while its advanced hardware allows us to fulfill all our passions and swoop smoothly from one app to the next – without worrying about efficiency or battery life. For sure, with these new iPhones, we can get more of the Smart Life experience and enjoy the widest breadth of mobile content that only Smart’s nationwidest network can deliver – from your choice of apps, games, music, movies and more – all  at your fingertips.”

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available in all Smart Stores nationwide. For complete details on pricing, please visit smart.com.ph/iphone. For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.





Do you have a videos that you took at a particular event that you’d like to share with others but you’re not quite sure if they’ll appear properly? To ensure that your videos are all set and ready to be shared there are a number of different aspects that you should consider and take care of beforehand.


The good news is that with the Movavi Video Converter you have an easy to use software that is capable of converting event videos, optimizing them and even editing them if need be. In short – it is the only one of the video converters you should need to get your video ready.
To make sure your event videos can be shared sans any issues, here’s how you should proceed:

      1. Identify the current format of the video

It seems really obvious, but by identifying the current format of the video you’ll be able to decide whether or not it does need to be converted. Some formats are known to be more universal than others for a number of reasons and could be the safer bet to stave off any issues.

  1. Decide how you intend to share the video
Exactly how do you want to share your video? Are you thinking of emailing it to people? Sharing it on an instant messenger such as Whatsapp or Skype? Or are you thinking about uploading it to a video sharing platform such as YouTube? The manner in which you intend to share it is important as it will influence how you choose to optimize your videos.

  1. Edit to correct any issues and trim unnecessary video footage
Most recordings tend to not be perfect and can have issues ranging from blurry or out of focus video to pixelated sections or even shaky video. Correcting these issues will help make your video appear a lot more professional. On top of that, recordings from events also normally have some excess video that is near the start or the end of the recording usually. Trimming out this unnecessary footage can help save space while not compromising the video quality.

Once you’ve gone through those 3 steps, you can convert and optimize your video accordingly based on how and where you intend to share the video. With the Movavi Video Converter you’ll have access to hundreds of presets that will let you automatically optimize your video for any device or platform – making the process easier still and really opening up a ton of different options that you can get into. 
Good news to all Kagay-anons! 

Grand City Hotel, the best budget accommodation hotel here in CDO is offering a new discount for Cagayan de Oro residents. An extra 10% off is available on Accommodation, Food & Drinks with a minimum of P500 purchase. Just present an official ID with proof of address. The resident must also be part of party checking in or dining. Not valid with other discounts and promotions.





Providing budget accommodations for business and leisure travelers for 20 years, Grand City Hotel features and offers the most premier features in the whole city, from its own means of space for formal occasions and affairs to the center of the city's hot spots, you will find more than comfort at your convenience.

The Grand City Hotel is conveniently located at Apolinar Velez Street, Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City. Other properties of Grand City Hotels are the New Dawn Pensionne, Nature's Pensionne, Winmin Inn and the new one under construction in Velez. 

For reservations and to avail of this new discount offer, please call (088) 857 1900 or visit their Facebook Page or website at Grand City Hotels CDO.




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If you are fond of enjoying every moment with your family and friends that includes feasting or eating together, then why don't you try the fun and enjoyable way of eating where long tables are prepared and foods are placed on top of the banana leaves. In other words, its the boodle fight and Boodlelicious Grill is your answer for great food at affordable prices! 

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It was our first time to dine in this place and it was an awesome experience. We felt relaxed and we enjoyed our food while eating by hand. The venue which is located at CDO Night Cafe and Bazaar, Pelaez Rotonda are very welcoming with an open space in the theme of a military academy.

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Their boodle set meals first started with three combos: Baby Boodle (for 2-3 persons), Bang Bang (for 4-6 persons) and Boom Boom (for 6-8 persons) all consisting of assorted fresh fruits and grilled vegetables, pork and various seafoods such as panga, tuna belly, shrimps, and grilled squid. They added the Mini Submarine (for 4-5 persons) and Giant Submarine (for 6-8 persons). See photo above for the prices.

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The boodle style of eating is absolutely more exciting than dining out in a fancy restaurant. Do you agree? As for me and my family, we really had a fun dining experience! :)

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You may Call or text them at 0927 630 0757 or 0917 984 2071 for bookings and reservations. Or visit their facebook page  for more updates. 

 



I felt nostalgic when I covered the event of Kumbira today. I remembered my HRM college days in Liceo de Cagayan University. After 14 years, I was able to witness it again. Whoa! This event is indeed the longest-running annual culinary arts show and competition where it showcases the culinary skills and talents of both professional Chefs and students. 

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Kumbira an annual culinary festival which is the flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association or COHARA. This event aims to showcase the best culinary creations while incorporating the latest culinary trends. 

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It also aims to promote healthy competition and camaraderie among the different hotels and restaurants, schools, as well as to elevate the standards of the culinary industry in the Region. 

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It recognizes and showcase the culinary skills and talents of both professionals and students. It also help develop the creativity and excellence in food and beverage artistry through their various competitions and exhibitions. 

You can still see and witness the culinary show and live competition tomorrow, August 14, 2015 at The Atrium of Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. 





This month of August is gonna be a fun and exciting month here in Cagayan de Oro City. Why? it's because of The Kagay-an Festival which is now called Higalaay Festival. It is a month-long festival in celebration of Cagayan de Oro’s patron saint Señor San Agustin which is held every month of August. 

This years Higalaay Festival is even more exciting because they added some events which is something new and unique.

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An event called “Higalaay Sports Festival” will have a sports hub during the three day tournament. It is composed of different popular sporting activities namely 3 on3 Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Frisbee, Rugby, Swimming, Futsal, Mixed Martial Arts. Anyone can enjoy playing their favorite games or sports activity while relishing the rest of the Fiesta activities. 

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Rafthon is best described as “Adventure Fun Run” where it calls white water rafting and team effort. It’s a fun way to experience the “Higalaay Spirit” with your friends, co-workers and relatives. It’s an awesome activity that brings people together to have a great adventure and experience. 

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The Higalaay Street Festival 2015 is another fun and exciting event where Kagay-anons warmly welcome to the most immensely colossal street party to transpire ever in CDO , highlighted by a very rare collaboration of the Top DJ Teams of CDO setting the pace and gradually building up the “Higalaay Countdown” when the clock strikes Twelve, closing the month long celebration with the Higalaay Toast. 

So, make sure to check it out and join the fun because that is the time to celebrate and party with your Higala to discover and Cagayan de Oro is called the City of Golden Friendship. 




Our group, the CDO Bloggers were invited to attend the Commit to be Fit Event by Limketkai Center. It was a fun, entertaining and educational event. It is a Sports, Wellness and Beauty Exhibit where it showcases how to live a healthy life with tips and advice on health, nutrition, fitness and weight loss. 


On the first day, it was a Meet and Greet event with Planet Sports Brand Ambassador Daniel Matsunaga. The said event was filled with screaming fans who eagerly wants to take a selfie with the handsome hunk actor. 

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Daniel also shares his secret on how develop and maintain his good physique and also shared his tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. 

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On the second day, Nadine Tengco, a US-certified Fitness nutritionist was there for a cooking demo. She is the sought-after diet coach to the well known Filipino celebrities. She shared a lot of helpful tips and advice about eating the right food, about what we should eat and what's not to eat. 

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with the sexy and beautiful Chef Nadine Tengco 

I personally thanked Chef Nadine for teaching us the right way to eat healthy. I've learned a lot and I will apply it as part of my healthy eating habit and lifestyle. :) 

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Other activities from the said event includes Belly Dancing, Yoga session and Zumba dancing.  All for free! 

Overall, it was a huge success and I would like to thank Limketkai Center for the invitation. Thanks also Limketkai Luxe Hotel for the treat. I absolutely enjoyed it! :)