Christmas at the CDO Malls

Christmas is just a few days away and everyone is busy checking off their lists. If you’re not done shopping yet (I know many who haven’t even started), you’re in luck because the malls have extended their operating hours for the holiday season. The better for you to find that perfect Christmas gift! 😉christmas-shopping

Photo credit: By Trogain (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


To help you schedule your last minute shopping, here’s a list of the extended hours of CDO’s major malls:


  • December 14 to 23 – 10am to 10pm
  • December 24 – 10am to 7pm
  • December 25 – 12nn to 10pm
  • December 26 to 30 – 10am to 10pm
  • December 31 – 10am to 6pm
  • January 1 – 12nn to 9pm
  • January 2 – Regular Mall Hours


  • December 20 to 30 – 10am to 10pm (except December 23 & 24)
  • December 23 – 10am to 12mn
  • December 24 & 31 – 9am to 7pm
  • January 1 – 12nn to 9pm


SM City CDO’s Supermarket now opens at 8am.


  • December 20 to 23, 29 to 30 – 9am to 10pm
  • December 24 & 31 – Regular Store Hours – Supermarket: 9am to 9pm/Department Store: 9am to 8pm

ORORAMA (Please see photo below)



Our Lady of Manaoag Chapel, located at Limketkai Center beside Shopwise, has finalized its schedule of masses for the Christmas season. If you can’t join the Simbang Gabi at 4am or 5am, you can join the chapel’s daily 6pm mass. Check out the details below:

* December 15 to 23 (Simbang Gabi)  – 6:00PM
* December 24 (Saturday) – 6:00PM
* December 25 (Sunday) – 5:30PM
* December 31  (Saturday) – 6:00PM
* January 1 – NO MASS (Mall Closed)

Before or after shopping, visit the chapel first and hear mass. Say a prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings that have come (and continue to go) your way.

merry Christmas, Kagay-anons! Happy shopping! 😀





30-Day Drawing Challenge: Day 15 – A Dinosaur

The last drawing I posted was way back October last year. I planned to post one or two last December, but after what TS Sendong/Washi did to my beloved Cagayan de Oro, I didn’t have the heart to draw anything for days. This new post is somewhat a reminder to myself – a reminder that things will soon become better for my city and its people…that things are slowly going back to normal.

And so, I start with my drawings again…

Day 15 in the drawing challenge requires me to draw a dinosaur. Well, I drew a dinosaur, all right…but it’s not one of those that you’ll see at the Dinosaurs Alive show at LimKetKai Mall! I got the idea from one of the many images I Googled. I think what I did was a baby dinosaur. Or rather, something that slightly resembles a baby dinosaur. (If the big bad wolf would see my drawing, he’d be awed by the BIG eyes of my dino! Hehe.)

All right, enough with the blabbering! Here’s what I did for Day 15…my baby dino!…


So, there you go! What does it look like to you? Does it even resemble a dino? At least I did my best!

Anyway, if you love dinosaurs, you still have time to check out the Dinos Alive attraction at the Atrium of LimKetKai Mall. Entrance is at Php350, and you can roam the “forest” for an hour. The doors open at 10am and will close at 9pm. Check it out if you want to see life-sized dinosaurs that move!

(My dino drawing is nothing close to the spectacular Dinosaurs you’ll see at the Atrium!)

Till my next drawing! Stay happy and healthy!