Most of us have no complains about our nose and we are happy and have lived with our nose since the day we were born. But there some who were born with noses that have caused them much unhappiness and have received unpleasant remarks or being ridiculed because of the shape or size of their nose. Some of these people just chose to bear with it and continue to live with whatever nose they have. But there are some who chose to do something about their nose and they have chosen to have a nose job done.

A nose job is a surgery done on the nose to change its shape, to correct disfigurement due to birth defects or accidents, or to correct breathing problem.  Mostly it is done for medical reasons but there are also people going for nose job for cosmetic reasons.

For those who are thinking of getting a nose job done has to seriously think about it. We cannot just go for a nose job and later if we do not like what we see, we cannot simply just cover up our nose. Our nose is right in the centre of our face and everyone can easily see our nose very clearly. Once you have decided on a nose job, the next thing is to get a certified doctor. And he should also be highly qualified and experienced in this field.

To find the right doctor for the nose job may not be easy or it could be very costly in our home land. With a few clicks of the mouse, we can find the best doctors around the world e.g. through medical departure website. Sometimes a nose job done abroad can be very much cheaper than to have it done locally.  This could be one of the reasons why many are going for medical travelling packages to neighbouring countries that provides hotel accommodation and transportation

ireland-heritage-townsIf you are looking for a unique vacation getaway for you or your family you should consider traveling to Ireland. Ireland is an island country located northwest of  Europe. (Europe’s third largest island ). Ireland is a beautiful country with many worthwhile attractions for visitors. There are  gorgeous scenery,  Medieval tourist spots, castles , fantastic golf courses. The have   exciting nightlife, Ireland has something for everyone even irish whistle   , irish wines and irish foods  are of of a kind.      If you plan on making a trip  in Europe  consider adding pages to your passport by visiting Ireland, whether be in Dublin or Belfast, you will surely have a blast!


One of the most spectacular attractions in San Francisco is the infamous ALCATRAZ  ISLAND PRISON. For  many years now, this National Historic Site now offers incredible tours to the Island for visitors to enjoy.  When we were in San Francisco in November 2015, we did not missed to  see  this attraction.  Thank God we booked online ahead of time because if you  buy tickets on the say of the tour ,  it is oftentimes sold out already.


Your tour starts from shore as you step on board one of the tour boats that will take you to this historic landmark situated in San Francisco Bay.


As you get closer and closer to the Island, the old prison buildings start to come into view and you begin to feel like you are actually taking a step back in time. A time when the prison walls of Alcatraz housed famous criminals such as the Gangster Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz just to name a couple.

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One of the outstanding highlights of the tour is the audio portion. Though they do not have the sound effects of the latest shure sm57 ,   but the quality is still good.  As I walked through the the buildings and got inside the prison cell with the headset on, I  actually  felt  what life was really like for prisoners and guards alike.

Be sure to carry your camera with you as not to miss the great photo opportunities, not just of the old prison grounds, but the view of the City and Bay surrounding the Island. Photos are permitted and can be taken both inside and outside the prison buildings for your enjoyment.

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Alcatraz Island Prison is a major attraction that simply must not to be missed when visiting San Francisco. If you love history, a scenic boat ride, photography and much more, you will enjoy touring one of the most historic landmarks in the United States.

There are interesting Interpretive Programs running by park rangers and volunteers that are sure to please history buffs, as well as orientation videos and stories held in the on – site theater for your entertainment. Exhibits are also on display as well as a bookstore filled with an assortment of literature on the Island’s history, as well as souvenirs and much more!


This is one of the most memorable attraction I experienced in San Francisco! When you will be in California, don’t miss  Alcatraz !

It was in early 2015  when  I heard that  S & R will be opening its branch in Cagayan de Oro City. Since then  I was very much excited to pass by Kauswagan National Highway to see its on-going building construction . My excitement soared up high when I went to the US last year and was able to visit Costco and Sams warehouse club.

When I was invited to be one of the guests to have a sneak peek  of S & R last July 26, I immediately  postponed all my appointments that day (  by the way,  aside from being a member of  CDO Bloggers , I am also a  Licensed Real Estate Broker.  )   We were given a tour of the site by the VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Keyer after which we had a brief press conference and a sumptuous snacks  of  their New York Style Pizza and baked pastries . Below are some of the images taken during the tour.


S & R truly is a replica of Costco


The delicious New York Style Pizza


Clothes at discounted price


Blogger post during the sneak peek…lol!

S&R stands for Sol and Robert Price, the store’s founders.  There is definitely a link between S&R and Costco because S&R carries the Kirkland line of products which are only sold at Costco outlets.  I visited 2 Costco outlets in California  ( In Torrance , Los Angeles  and in San Jose ) Indeed  S&R warehouse stores is exactly the replica of Costco . Their store/warehouse layout is so much like that of Costco. It is also a membership-only warehouse club. There are 2 types of membership cards:

  • Gold Membership– available to individuals 18 years old and above Membership fee is P700, valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment of primary cardholder. Gold member may add one extension card at P400 fee.
  • Business Membership– available to business owners and managers; allows the purchase of products for business, personal and resale use. It costs P900 with one (1) free add-on card, valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment of primary cardholder. You can add 3 additional cardholders to existing business membership account.

Your membership  will let you enjoy exclusive deals and discounts from local and imported items . You can enjoy a lot of benefits and perks not only in Cagayan de Oro but to all S&R branches in the Philippines.

S&R has a lot to offer  and that includes  clothes, electronic gadgets,  appliances, automotive stuff (including tires); fresh produce, meats, & seafood; vitamins & other health supplements; outdoor furniture, kitchenware, linens, office supplies; wines & liquors; pastries and other baked goods; imported chocolates, drinks and all the other items that Costco sells.

Still not  satisfied with our exclusive tour , I went  scrawling over the crowd during its opening last July 28. Thanks to free drinks  offered outside the store , it sustained  our long wait  to get inside  .  I saw some officers in front and even the VP for Operations  but I did not bother   to   get through  the VIP entrance since I love to  experience  the mob… LOL!

Below are some of the photos taken during the opening  day.

with VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Keyer.

with VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Keyer.


Hubby enjoying  his automotive shopping


The traditional Dragon Dance during the opening day


Scorching under the heat of the sun just to  get inside the store

By the way, here are some pics I got during our costco visit in California.  Any similarities ?

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Costco entrance in San Jose, CA


Hubby and cousin at the entrance


Hello! Where are you popsy ? Im here at the frozen foods section…


I hope S & R will offer discounted Fuel soon! Oh no! What will happen to the big players like Shell, Petron and Caltex ?


Now back to S & R CDO, If you are still not a member of S & R , then you missed 1/2 of your shopping life! LOl! Be a member now! Visit the store at Zone 5, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City or any branch in the Philippines.