The controversial Kadayawan 2014 Invasion Party video

This is kind of late post, but for the sake of online archive I just have to post a short video of that controversial Kadayawan 2014 Invasion Party. Not a video though on the Ramon Bautista ‘Hipon’ contentious remark but just a short vid of what went along the ground before that incident. That issue actually is now water under the bridge, both Mayor and Ramon has gotten goodwill. 

Spectrum, the main producer of the party brought in the best DJs in the country to rave in the most spectacular light show and electronic music on the occasion. I’m in no age actually to party hard, but thanks to Smart Communications for bringing us in here, free. It was real fun. I wish I had one DJ friend who can make music out of the box, it was awesome. Anyway, since there’s none maybe I can just work with my neighbor’s awesome talent to party with string instruments on stage and rave in daylight. Just a little segue, if you’re interested to have one you can Mail your order today! here for a nice instrument to get started with. 

Anyway, here’s the video, iPad isn't really a good gadget to get a night capture but enjoy as I enjoy putting my hands in the air the whole time I was there.

#BreezeActivBleach calls on moms in #DavaoCity to join #1LabaDay

Hello there mommies in Davao City, got awesome news for you! 

Prepare yourselves for a day of fun and excitement as Breeze ActivBleach will be treating all of us to a 1LabaDay on August 28. It will be moms’ laundry freedom day. All we have to do is bring our soiled clothes to 1Laba Day venues and Breeze Laba Ladies will do the washing for us. All participating mommies will be treated to fun activities and entertainment.

Breeze ActivBleach 1LabaDay is a simultaneous nationwide event happening on August 28 in key cities nationwide, namely Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, Pasay, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Laguna, Cavite, Cebu and of course, Davao City. 

The 1LabaDay activity aims to wash 1 million stains using Breeze ActivBleach, a prime powder detergent that removes the toughest of stains in just one wash. This activity is also sponsored by Breeze ActivBleach campaign partners – Electrolux, White Westinghouse, Whirpool and LG. Their tough washing machines will take part in action to washing a million stains in clothes on the 28th. 

 BreezeActivBleach calls on moms in Davao City to join 1LabaDay 

Breeze with ActivBleach takes pride as the first and only detergent brand in the market with 4-enzyme technology that removes more types of stains with less effort and time. It has a unique active system for better foam profile and quicker lather. It also has percarbonate TAED bleach that takes out bleachable stains without harming the environment. 

So mark this date mommies, August 28! Be part of Breeze 1Laba Day event and see for yourself how Breeze with ActivBleach removes 1 million stains in just one wash. 

For more of Breeze ActivBleach, like them on Facebook. 

Join their online promos to get a chance to win washing machines from partner brands. Consumers can also get free Breeze gift packs for every purchase of an Electrolux, Whirlpool and LG washing machines.


Excited for dessert? Vikings will have all these decadent courses spread out from August 11 to 17. Take pleasure in!

Cheesecake Sampler Vikings Cheesecake Sampler

Vikings Cheesecake sampler is a joy to partake. It’s deliciously creamy and dreamy. Each decadent piece is top with luscious banana preserve and mango bits. Enjoy the sweet life!

Leche Flan Vikings Leche Flan

It’s smooth and velvety and it’s top with fresh mangoes and watermelon. A Filipino classic taste of pleasure one can always indulge in.

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A delightful option to the classic brazo roulade. The Durian flavor is just so subtle that even non durian eaters can delightfully put up with it. A must pick!

Mango Sansrival photo Vikings8.jpg 

Here’s another dessert without rival, the Vikings Mango Sansrival. Indulge with this classic sweetness without so much guilt as it’s relished with fresh and sweet Davao mangoes. Go spoil yourself!

All these will be available for feasting from August 11 to 17, 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet is at the
Ground Level of SM Lanang Premier,
Lanang, Davao City
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In the know:  Vikings SM Lanang  also offers Traveler's Discount this Kadayawan season. To know more about this promo head on to their Facebook page here;

Alright, and so for your Entrée, you’ll have the most lavish Filipino spread ever this Kadayawan. Starting off with the Vegetable Entrée.

 Laing at Tinapa  Vikings Laing at Tinapa  


Gising-Gising Vikings Gising-Gising  

If you want a taste of Bicol, these dishes are certainly a must pick. All two dishes mentioned above are extra hot and spicy and it’ll definitely make you all awake right through your dining exploration at Vikings. You should try it!

Noodle and Rice 

 Filipino Paella  Filipino Paella  

If you crave for a Filipinized valenciana, then this dish is for you. It’s filled with rich flavor befitted the Filipino palate. Rice palang ulam na! It’s so good.



No need to drive to your favorite Chinese noodle house and get a take home Sate Mi. At Vikings, you’ll have a platterful of the most flavorful and so ‘masahog’ noodle in your life. Tradition has it, you should have this on your birthday for a long life, which coincidentally you can have a whole tray of this for free!

Bihod Pasta Bihod Pasta  

Davao has the abundance of bihod (fish eggs). I should know, I do family marketing every single Sunday. And to have this on my noodle spaghetti is kind of unusual for me. But then, food fusion is something you shouldn't be surprised about, but instead should be appreciated and relished down to the last bite. And guess what? I carbo load to the max. It’s so good, trust me, forget about your diet, we only live once. Try a pasta with a bihod on it, para maiba naman!

Seafood Entree 

Ginataang Alimango Ginataang Alimango  

We Pinoys really love our crabs in coconut milk, right? Indeed! They’re best eaten with bare hands and with a heaping freshly cooked rice on the side. Vikings Davao have this appetizing dish in their Kadayawan menu and take note, you can eat all you can eat. Don’t forget to kindly ask your waiter for a crab cracker. And, just work on those extra pounds later. Revel in!

Poultry Entree

Adobong Manok Adobong Manok  

According to Chef Adam, this is not your usual adobo. It’s twice cooked - fried, marinated and cooked to tender perfection. Indeed, the essences sip in to the poultry making it so deep in flavor. If you’re a non-Filipino national and would want to experience an authentic Filipino adobo culture, then Vikings version is something you should try. Lami jud siya, lahi ra!

Rellenong Manok sa Mangosteen Sauce 

Rellenong Manok sa Mangosteen Sauce
This dish is my personal favorite.  I love stuffed food, they’re effortless to eat. Wala ka ng himayin. What more if it’s a stuffed chicken with yet again another atypical sauce that comes with it - the  Mangosteen Sauce. 

August is the season of this fruit and they’re all over hanging the wayside of the city. I think the Chefs are making the most out of the local produce and they’ve come up with this sweet and tarty royal sauce. I really like it to the moon and back. It’s really delicious. I should come back for this. Promise!

Beef|Mutton Entree

Beef Steak Tagalog Beef Steak Tagalog  

Experience beef steak tagalog tenderness in your plate, Vikings will let you have it. You shouldn’t miss this for the world! Malambot at masarap!

Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing

If you want a taste of your hometown caldereta leveled up, Vikings Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing is all up to satisfy you. It’s one thick, flavorsome knock out provincial goodness you shouldn't miss trying. I love it paired with the usual up-size iced soda on the side. Burrrp!

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Bless the hands who prepared this seafood goodness, ordinary shell made extraordinarily palatable. It’s really good. Highly recommended!

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There has been countless of recipes listed that incorporate what Davao is famous for, Durian. And let’s list this Baby Back Ribs as one of them. We have tried Mangosteen sauce in a stuffed chicken, this time a Durian sauce on top of a barbequed baby back ribs. So you ask, how does it taste?

I think the sweet section in my tongue map is the widest, lol, that’s why I like it a lot. It’s generally on the sweet side, both sauces are sweet actually that’s why it draws me. But I’ll leave the comment section below for your review. I would love to read what's your tongue's take on this.


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Davao City will be celebrating yet again another good harvest this year. Exciting, fun and delectable activities are now happening here and there all over the city. Tourists and local alike are pleasantly enjoined to go out and enjoy these happenings as Kadayawan Festival only happen once a year. And what can be more fun than indulging in sumptuous food Davao City is known to have. 

And because this is a good time to go out with visiting friends, homegrown friends and family, your favorite buffet restaurant, Vikings has prepared a special Kadayawan menu everyone can enjoy to their hearts delight. 

Davao Bliss was one lucky earthling to have sampled these dishes and let me show you what’s on Vikings buffet counter starting August 11 to 17. 

Vikings Kadayawan menu is composed mainly of all-time Filipino favorites. And for starters, you’ll have choices of the following classic Filipino cuisine. 

 Piniritong Lumpiang Tinapa at ManggaVikings' Davao Piniritong Lumpiang Tinapa at Mangga

It may look like your typical lumpia, but Vikings’ had it leveled up. I love the hint of smoked fish and the sweet Mangga in it. The flavor in general is more on the sweet side so it suits me well. The garlic and or spicy vinegar dip best compliment the taste. Recommended! 

Ensaladang Talong with Malunggay PestoVikings' Davao Ensaladang Talong with Malunggay Pesto 

To be honest, I’m not really a Talong (eggplant) person, yeah, shame on me. Blame it to the saggy texture of the eggplant meat. But I know many of you out there who are health conscious and or simply grew up in your mama’s kitchen have this dish from time to time on your table. Yes, it’s your usual ensaladang talong but with a Malunggay Pesto twist on the side. Isn’t it an interesting add-on to your usual talong? The healthiest bend your familiar ensaladang talong can ever have. Scoop a spoonful or two. 

Balot A la Pobre Pate Vikings' Davao Balot A la Pobre Pate  

There’s another way to eat your classic street balot out of the shell. That is to grab a bite or two of this thinly sliced bread topped with ground balot fused with an assortment of herbs and spices in it. The balot smell in the paste has mellowed and I must say this dish is a conclusive example of food amalgamation of the high and the low. Balot leveled up! 

Bagnet Salad Vikings' Davao Bagnet Salad 

Oh, for the love of crackling pork. If you’re craving for a crackling comfort, this all-time Ilocos favorite is an answer to that. Vikings’ version is full and flavorful. Dig in! 

Vikings Special Kinilaw Vikings' Davao Special Kinilaw 

Yet again another timeless Filipino favorite, kinilaw. Other than this is served with only the freshest catch from the seas of Davao, Vikings has enhanced it as you can see, adding Davao’s famous Suha and seagrasses in it. The mixture of spices, seasonings and notable zings in it went perfectly blended  transcending the classic. A must pick!

And for the soup, you’ll definitely enjoy the warmth of these all too familiar potage.

Balbacua Vikings Balbacua 

Vikings’ Kadayawan edition of Balbacua is tender, rich and intense. Experience your usual wayside favorite dish on a full-bodied level. Vikings’ has a ceaseless supply of beer that goes well with this dish and of course don’t forget to bring a buddy-buddy to share this with. A must eat! 

 Pancit Molo Vikings Pancit Molo 

Another Filipino tradition in a bowl is Pancit Molo. One of the delicious soup options you can have on August 11.



Fly down south this August for Kadayawan Festival. 
Keep abreast with what's happening in town. 
Here's an updated poster of the activities! Enjoy! 

Madayaw, Davao! 

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