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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Amazon Appstore’s Essential App Bundle offers 29 apps for free til Aug 2 only

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Our friends at Weber Shandwick shared to us this free app day program from Amazon Appstore. Check out the news and then download away your fave app!

read the news below

 Get $100 worth of Apps For Free
Available for your Kindle Fire and Android mobile devices


Manila—July 31, 2014
– Amazon.com today announced that starting Thursday, 31st July  (from 4 PM) to Saturday, 2nd August (up to 2 PM), Amazon Appstore is giving away 29 essential paid apps worth over $100, for free as part of the Free App of the Day programme!

The Amazon Appstore App bundles provide a vast selection of interesting gaming, travel, utility and finance apps. Apps featured in this bundle include Bills Reminder, Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing, Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 8thedition and Instapaper.

BDO advisory: ATM, debit card transaction, internet banking sched maintenance this Sunday-Aug 3

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Our friends at Movent shared to us this advisory from Banco de Oro (BDO), to notify all their bank customers about the sched maintenance and non-availability of some service this Sunday - Aug 3

Friday, August 01, 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet in SM MOA adds South East Asian cuisine in all weekends of August 2014

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Vikings Luxury Buffet in SM Mall of Asia is featuring different kinds of Malaysian, Indian and Indonesia cuisine in all weekends of August 2014. If you are craving for some spicy and peanuty flavor, then I suggest you try their South East Asian cuisine as an addition to their set of food at the buffet area of Vikings Luxury Buffet. Me and my family are a fan of this buffest restaurant, we dine here when a member of a family celebrates their birthday, because the birthday celebrator eats for free and receives a special small cake from Vikings. The resto buffet become a trend setter for food and resto business, because many had followed to have their own resto buffet concept. Among them, Vikings Luxury Buffet stand out and considered as the best eat here in Manila.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy movie review (my rating 4/5) non spoiler post

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I’m super hyped for this movie and I’m glad that I got a decent sleep and woke up early in the morning to catch the first screening at 10:30am. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie now playing in all Philippine cinemas and it’s a one day advance before the global release of the film. The movie took place in the far reaches of space in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and yes it is a tie-in movie that will lead soon to a massive cross over of Marvel superheroes in the future to battle the mad titan Thanos, and that might be in Avengers 3 or might get its own title – “The Infinity Gauntlet”

We know what happened after the Avengers movie and Thor 2: The Dark World, it’s a start for the upcoming culmination of superheroes and super villains that will battle each other to possess the powerful weapon in the galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy character shirts now available in SM Store

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The Guardians of the Galaxy character shirts are now available in SM Store, I just saw this few weeks ago and took some photos of two kinds of shirts that I want to buy, I’m having a bit problem with SM Store teens section sizes because the size XL is like size Large to me hahaha. There are other designs but I super love the Rocket Racoon and Groot shirts.

On my 3rd week recovery and rehab for my elbow injury

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Last July 13 was the 1st treatment for my elbow injury, the ortho guy injected some steroids in my elbow were the pain is present, he told me that I have the tennis elbow injury, you can read my experience here at http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2014/07/treatment-for-my-elbow-injury.html

After 3 weeks, I can say that my elbow is not fully recovered, the pain from the inner bone of my elbow is gone but the doctor said that I should rehab it and not lift any heavy stuff with my right hand. I did some research about tennis elbow injury and treatment with steroids and they say that it will not give you 100% recovery and it only lessen the pain to help you recover the torn tendons.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teaser: Vikings Luxury Buffet SM MOA to feature South East Asian Menu all weekend of August

Im posting a teaser.. Watch out for my blog post later

License plate cover ban in the PH


On July 7 this year, the Land Transportation Office announced that they will confiscate the license plates of any motor vehicle, cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles included, that has the frame or the plastic cover. When this ruling came out, there was so much confusion because one LTO official said that only the new plates will be covered by this rule. It turns out that all license plates, old and new are covered.

As it turns out, even the frames are to be removed and will be fined, get this, P5,000 in penalties and the confiscation of the banned accessory. The Automobile Association of the Philippines has shown support for this new rule.

As a motorist, the ban raises a lot of questions. What is so wrong with the covers?

Ashton’s Hot Wheels, Matchbox and etc toy car collection 2011-2014–photo gallery

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After Tomica, we also collected the Hot Wheels and other lines of Diecast cars, anything that is made to look like a car is a magnet to my son’s eyes hahahaha.

We also started buying Hot Wheels from 2011-2014, we also added some Matchbox, Maisto, LEGO and other diecast and plastic toy car brands. Then Ashton started to love the CAT construction vehicles and then he shifted to Bruders (arghh thanks to those Youtube videos that influenced my son to patronize those expensive vehicles )

Then he started also trying to collect those pull back action cars like the Go Gear, Nano Speed and Spin a GO, and then he also got a small collection of Tagamoto, those cars that moves and turns via a infra red sensors and some codes. He also got a Micro Chargers set.

Ashton’s Tomica toy car collection 2011-2014–photo gallery

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This is one of my project in the past – take photos of my toy collection and create my own catalog, the idea started when I saw that my Transformers and robot toy collection are growing in numbers, in having a photo album catalog, will remind me that I have those in my cabinet or box. But the idea was from the years that I was single and no kid yet.

Yesterday, I made that idea to reality by taking photos of my son, Ashton’s Tomica toy car collection. It was a holiday and we just rest at home and watch cartoons on tv, After watching Totoro movie with my son, we ate our merienda cooked by Mommy Lace and then I stood up, grabbed my Olympus EPL-1 and mounted a 17mm Sigma prime lens and start shooting the Tomica cars one by one.

After the shoot, I moved on taking pics of his other toy car collection – Hot Wheels, Maisto, Matchbox and etc. I will post them soon in a separate blog post.

Winners of party tickets to jobsDB HIRED Recruitment Party this Aug 1 at Elbow Room

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"Online job portal, jobsDB Philippines, pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party! HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO/Call center industry; one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors."


 Here are our winners to the HIRED recruitment party event of jobsDB Philippines.

Winners of the Rogin-E contest and FHM Magazine giveaways

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Here's our winner list from our contest hosted last May 2014, it was a month long contest and I like to thank everyone for joining and also thanks to Rogin-E for sponsoring our giveaway that month.

our contest posted at http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2014/05/win-this-copies-of-fhm-magazines-and.html

Here's are our 4 winners!

1 Million US Dollars at stake for Resorts World Manila Masters-Asian Tour golf tournament

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Manila, July 23: The second edition of the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour will offer a record prize fund of US$1 million in November, officials announced today.

The highly successful Resorts World Manila Masters, which offered a prize fund of US$750,000 last year, will also boast a new presenting sponsor in 918.com when the prestigious event returns to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 20-23, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MMFF New Wave is now open for entries

MMFF New Wave kicks off
University Caravan this August

The Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave kicks off the first leg of its University Caravan on Saturday, August 2, from at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Letran Auditorium. This workshop is open to all film students and independent filmmakers.

United States supports disaster resilience in Benguet

L-R:) Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad, US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman visit the women coffee farmers of Tublay, Benguet, who have been assisted by the US Government through WFP for the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA) programme. The US Government has announced an additional US$340,000 assistance to the province of Benguet to further improve disaster resilience in the area.

Photo credit: WFP Philippines/Anthony Chase Lim

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.

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