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Thursday, October 28, 2004

King of the Pirates

i was once...king...and then..i step down and went underground.
its nice to be in the underground...i hated to be with parasites in the top floor, they will feed all the energies they encounter.

im glad that im not one of them..


Home Alone

its a crazy week for me.. coz im already starting the editing and post production for Gary Mayoralgo's Star Wars fan film title "Checkmate", too bad that the original edited film was deleted when his laptop got corrupted and reformated.. now im doing the 2nd editing job alone.. and im glad that Adrian Arcega still has the Digitize opening crawl title of the fan film.

Im running out of time here, and i told our director that it will be finished until tomorrow. my Pc has a fast processor, rendering the film has no problem, but one problem is that my editing software is so past Jurassic, and it crashed when ever there are too much layer of effects....damn..this software, if i knew that we will be doing this again.. i should have bought a new editing software..

but its nice that one of works will be featured at the Hard Rock Cafe Star Wars Halloween Party..and also..Elbert Or told me that the Greenhills Theater will be having their own Fan Film Festival, now im saving up all my energies for that film festival.. and thanks to Elbert for recommending me to the Theater.

while doing the job here. i just cant take my eyes of this English translated Manga comics, its fun to read these stories and now..im being dragged to the anime world....after going back to the japanese music world..now im into anime..just bringing the blood back.

and now..hmm..im a little bit..animated..

ICA tour was the best!

thanks to all the ICAns for inviting us,, thanks to Angela Lim for helping us to hold the campus tour in their school, thanks also to her friends and classmates.

It was a busy day for all of us, and i jsut cant believe that we just pulled off another campus tour event,. a series of tours that I started since 1999. and im happy that the legacy still continues.hehhheeh

Its nice to meet these pretty girls in ICA, and they are very friendly.. I really enjoyed the school fair,...and it already tops my top 1 ASsumption school fair..and now..Assumption has invited us again to visit them in their school fair to hold another campus tour.

you didnt know that it was hard for us guys to be in a exclusive girls school, and im glad that they have this small restroom for boys. just like my bad experience in Mirriam School.. I was going to take a call of nature but theres no guy's CR, then the students told me to use a special CR for guys, which was originally a girls CR, then i told them to guard the door to prevent any girls to use the CR, coz im inside..doing my job,

but i didnt know that girls student i told to, left,. poor me,. i was speeding my job and then i was shocked that 3 girls student of Mirriam entered the CR, and they didnt know that im inside the other cubicle. so what i did is stayed silent and finished their talkies and private matters.

i just cant take it..these girls make a 'tambay' mode inside the CR, so i stayed in the restroom for about a hmm...15 min. waiting them to go out.
after they left..i escaped my female CR imprisonment right away.

thats a bad experience alright... but thanks to ICA for having their own guys restroom..for us.it is our paradise hahhahaah.

DAY 1
i went to ICA at 9am and I meet up with Katch in Starbucks then we went to the venue for a little set up and then minute after minute, the ARtists' Den members showed up and then our campus tour has begun.

Rex Espino and Renson Gamboa of Ronin Core started the lecture on Anime and Manga Style, i was happy to see all these students got the interest in drawing and art. and also see young kids into basic drawing, while the lecture goes on.. i checked out their art and i just found out that these young kids learn easily.

Wilson Tortosa continues the lecture, more on basic figure drawing and some details on the character, a lecture for those who are amateur artists students.

then..Lyndon Gregorio and Ariel Atienza made some lecture on Cartooning and Comic Strips. I also talk a little on the history of Anime, and there Sherry Baet opens the lecture for a nice introduction of our group.

Day 2
I went there super late..for i recharge my energies and i am sick that time. but still my motto 'Never say die even if it kills' kicks on...

so i continued my management for the tour,, too bad that i didnt catch up Elbert Or's lecture about the 5 senses of ARt. then after that Ronin Core still continues to give lecture on anime style art.

then some students already came in and requested for the lecture on GAme Developing that will be conducted by RG Guanzon, then the lessons has started, RG showed them the Azrael Adventures in Merryland video game that he made for WAA!Soft., the students really did a good job on the small exams made by RG, great story and concept, and i know that these kids will be the future of comic-game industry in the Philippines.

Ryan Orosco did a great job on having a lecture on Basic Figure drawing, kids and parents was there to learn about constructing the correct human figure. some people requested that one of his example to be turned into a character "Darna" , then Ryan immediately showed them his awesome mutant power in drawing ehheheh.

then on the last leg of the lecture, Lico Reloj, talks on Cartooning Tips and Ideas, and it was a great lecture coz, Lico's style is some sort of a professional teacher ehheeh...

Many people went to our booth and many girls went crazy over to Lyndon Gregorio. and i didnt know that there is a large fan of Beerkada in ICA.
Ariel Atienza was so busy in making some caricatures for people who bought his CLASS folders. and students from left to right requested some personal artworks to the ARtists' Den. even my friend ICE aka Vanessa has her own fans..

during that time...i met nice girls like Gem and Gwen, they are sisters who have this great talent in drawing, Gem made me a SD character,,..so cute !!! and Gwen made this cool realistic art style, which we were blown away of her style. for the SD character made by Gem, i decided to upload this and use it for my blog site. thanks Gem and Gwen! hope to see you again soon in Starbucks Shangri la..aaahaha..tambay kame uli dun !!

AFtermath
well..what can i say ???
i miss them all !
those girls who help us, cheered us and appreaciated our works at the campus tour.

coming up next
DLSU - Nov 3
Assumption Antipolo - Nov 19-20
St. Bendict College (now called San Beda) - Jan 2005
DLSU - Jan 27





Battle Soccer Tournament

me and RG went to the office of Mobius online, for we will be organizing an event for them, we will be hosting the cosplay contest and some activities of the event, and also mini booth for all convention lovers.

i just need a month rest for this..for a will only do this first of the week and then the last activity i will do is the ASsumption tour.


so much things to do ...and i have to clean my house..coz its so messy..
and i have to do my laundry!!

ARGGHHH HHH H!!!! i need an eject button !!!!!


my mind and body is overloading !!!!

i want to date Kitchie nadal !!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

My Ice never melts..
yup...and it stays cold forever...


check out my YM and forum avatar, everyone laughs at it and say that its cute.


listed below are events that i must attend.

Star Wars Halloween Party @ Hard Rock CAfe

Star Wars Philippines, Hard Rock Café, and Mellow Touch 94.7 present:

"THE RETURN OF MOS EISLEY NIGHT: THE HALLOWEEN MENACE", a Star Wars Halloween Party.

29 OCTOBER 2004, 6PM onwards at Hard Rock Café, Glorietta 3, Makati.

Featuring performances by:
Narda,
The Late Isabel,
The Purplechickens,
We Kick Ass for the Lord
and Marty McFly.
With party music by Mocha with Spin-Art.

Other activities include games and trivia contests, art exhibits, and fanfilm screenings.

Come in your best Star Wars costume and get a chance to win as much as 10,000 pesos in our Star Wars Costume Contest. Costumed beings can get in for free. For costume contest and general costuming guidelines, please visit our website. Registration starts at 6pm.

This event is also brought to you by Jaegermeister, Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal, Gold's Gym, ClickTheCity.com, and Bioessence.

For more details, please visit:
http://www.starwarsphilippines.ph

For inquiries, please e-mail:
fanforce_philippines@yahoo.com

May the Force be with you this Halloween!


*Star Wars, its characters, and related trademarks, are property of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its subsidiaries.


Costume Contest Guidelines

1. The Star Wars Halloween Costume Contest is open to all attendees of "The Return of Mos Eisley Night: The Halloween Menace", 29 October 2004, 6pm onwards, at the Hard Rock Café in Glorietta, Makati City.

2. To be eligible to join the contest, participants must portray any character from:
a) Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace
b) Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones
c) Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
d) Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope
e) Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
f) Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
g) Star Wars Clone Wars: The Animated Series

3. Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by their parents/guardian during registration and the costume parade.

4. Registration period is from 6pm to 10pm only. Registrants will be given an entry number by which they will be identified by the judges. The identities of the judges will only be revealed during the costume parade.

5. Props in the form of knives, swords, or other dangerous materials will not be allowed inside the mall or the venue.

6. All costumes will be judged according to: creativity, accuracy, and over-all impact.

7. Only the finalists will be called to participate in the costume parade at 10:30pm.

8. The best Star Wars costume will win Php10,000. Consolation prizes will also be given away.

9. All costumed individuals can get into the event for free, whether or not they decide to join the costume contest.

10. The judges' decision is final and unappealable.

For inquiries, please e-mail us at:
fanforce_philippines @ yahoo.com

Costuming Resources:
http://boards.theforce.net/Costuming_and_Props/b10019
http://www.padawansguide.com/




Party in Anime style

Anime Event on October 30
Lace J. Llanora <- crush ko ito !!!!!

Pinoyanime.net invites everyone to celebrate its first year anniversary on Oct. 30, Saturday. The fun starts at 11am at the Penthouse of Cara Celine Dormtel, 2450 del Carmen St. Malate, Manila. The entrance fee of 150 pesos lets you enjoy LAN party, file swapping and leeching, anime trading, band performances, bazaar, games and scrumptious food .

Pinoyanime.net started as a thesis project and was officially launched on Oct. 25, 2003. The site features Online Ordering, Order Tracking, Forum System, Private Message System and Content Management System. "Due to my obsession...uhhh...love for anime, I wanted a website with tons of anime contents for pinoys made by pinoys. Like news, current events, merchanside... basically a portal where Filipino anime enthusiasts can interact." affirms Knide, webmaster and proprietor. The site's main attraction is the forum where anime otakus of all shapes and sizes come together. Today, Pinoyanime serves more than 300 members.


"The first few months were pretty quiet, despite having already a few number of new member sign-ups, after the first EB, the forum became more active, and having to meet fellow members in person is in a sense another exhilirating experience".

Pinoyanime expects that this upcoming event will spark yet another year of vigorous posting and active participation of both old and new members.

For ticket reservations/inquiries
Send an sms to 09178192913
Email: suzaku_lace@yahoo.com



X-Files Halloween Marathon Viewing

PXP Halloween Marathon Viewing (everyone is invited)
Message: WHAT: First Official PXP 'Thon for 2004
WHO: All PXPers and anybody who's into XF
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 30, 6pm onwards
WHERE: Magno Residence, Las Piñas City

1. Bring food if you can.
2. Bring drinks if you can.
3. Bring your own sleeping bag if you want.
4. Bring your own ghostbuster ;Þ (Egaaaaan!)

For more info: email me Lily @ lilygrace@clever-
mind.net or batchie @ batchie_m@yahoo.com



DLSU tour -the repeat-
Nov. 3
in cooperation with the NKK org.

me and RG Guanzon will be there again for a short lecture and talk about Anime and Japanese Pop Culture in the Philippines.

here are the list of topics to be discuss.
1. Short History of Anime
2. Anime Invades Philippines
3. Start of Anime-Japanese Pop Culture
4. Happenings of Anime -Japanese Pop Culture
5. Adjustment of Filipino to Japan Pop Culture
6. Changes to Filipino Culture
7. Difference of J-pop Culture to other Pop Culture
8. Status of J-Pop Culture in the Philippines
9. Effect of Anime-Jpop Culture to Filipino
10. Contribution of Anime to the Filipino Culture








Bench boy
argh....
il be in the Press Conference of Jerry Yan on Nov. 5 in NBC Tent.
also..might go to the ribbon cutting of BENCH in Market Market. Jerry Yan will be there also...im doing this..coz my sister hired me to take coverage....ehehehehee..



MU online Battle Soccer
Get ready to battle it out on November 6 when the Official Philippine Representatives to the MU World Battle Soccer Tournament will be chosen and given the chance to win a trip to Korea and possibly US$ 20,000.

This will also be a mini-convention featuring MU Philippines, the We Are Anime community and Neutral Grounds, the leading tabletop and CCG community.

The venue will be Market Market at the Fort Global City.

here are some rules....(but not yet for an official annoucement)

1.cosplay all you can - to anime, comics, manga characters, game characters

2. MU characters are allowed

3. cosplaying as other local online game characters are not valid as an entry for the cosplay contest. (like ragnarok, skyblade, tantra, khan)

4. prizes for the contest and other infos wil be announced this week


entrance is free

this is only a soft launching of the evemt

watch out for the official launching coming .....this is big..





2nd Game Convention

the local distributor of conventional collectible card and miniature games and table top role-playing games. they will have a cosplay contest on october 31 at Cybermall, Eastwood City Libis for their GameCon this year.

Here are the rules:

1) The costume must be from a product of neutral Grounds. Here are some titles that i could recall:
- Magic: the Gathering
- Legend of the Five Rings
- Star Wars
- Lord of the Rings
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Mechwarrior
- Initial D
- Warhammer
- Mage Knight
- Marvel/DC VS.
- HeroClix
- Neopets
- Pokemon
- ShadowRun
- Warlords

2) Registration is at the CyberMall from 1-3 pm.

3) Prizes:
First place- 10,000php
Second place- 5,000php
Third place- 2,500php



Memories by the River
Memories By The River
Words: Bobbie Lee
Music: Dawn & Azrael
music direction : Azrael


Stanza 1(C Em Am F)
In the river

You said those first words to me

And it felt so good deep inside me

And I said, I love you too



Chorus(Am Em F C)
And there was the time when everything

And I felt like bursting into tears

Deep inside… Hiding….

Deep Inside



Stanza 2(C Em Am F)
I remember the time long ago

We called your name and you came with us

You’ve been a part of us now and before

And these memories will never change



Chorus 2(Am Em F C)
And there was the time when you stared in my eyes

The window to my soul

Deep inside…Hiding…

Deep in side …



Stanza 3(C Em Am F)
As our feet were soaked in the river

Water streams, goes towards one way

The first move you made, lasted forever

As clouds slowly, dissolving away..

Disappearing..

(One by one, they were all gone..)



Bridge(Am Em F C/Subject For Change)

Every time I come to this place

Joys & Sorrows have always encountered me

My tears falling down like crystals

Into the river

Flowing away



Stanza 4(Am Em F C)
In the river you said those last words to me

And it felt so good to love you

But you said goodbye..



Chorus 3
And there came a time when I regretted all my past

I wanted to tell you have I really felt

Deep inside.. It’s hiding

Deep inside.


Tuesday, October 26, 2004

TANTRA CD INSTALLER NOW AVAILABLE


We are happy to announce that the TANTRA CD Game Installers are now available at your nearest Powerbooks Specialty Store Branch and selected National Bookstore Branches. Additional National Bookstore Branches will be added within the week. You may now go to any of these branches to pick up your TANTRA CD at the customer service area:

Powerbooks Greenbelt
Address:
2nd Level, Greenbelt 4 Bldg., Ayala Center, Makati City Tel #: 757-6428 to 29 Fax: 728-8167

Powerbooks Alabang
Address:
Corte De Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa Tel # 8505662, 850-5155 Fax: 850-5035

Powerbooks Megamall
Address:
G/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Tel # 635-2898 to 99
Fax: 631-4926

Powerbooks Glorietta 3,
Address:
Inside Tower Records 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Inside Tower Records.
Tel # 752-7067
Fax: 752-7075


NBS SM Megamall
Address:
SM Megamall Grnd. Flr. Bldg. A, EDSA corner Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Mandaluyong City Tel # 636-7025/27/28; 633-1576

NBS Shangri-La Plaza Address:
Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Tel: 633-4434 to 36/ 631-7931/36


NBS Robinsons Novaliches
Address:
Robinsons Place, 1199 Quirino Highway cor. Maligaya Road, Brgy. Pasong Putik, Novaliches, Quezon City
Tel: 935-4649

NBS SM Fairview
Address:
SM City-Fairview, Regalado Ave. corner Quirino Hi-way, Fairview, Quezon City
Tel: 418-4953/ 417-5463/ 935-0740


NBS SM North Edsa
Address:
SM City, North Avenue cor. EDSA, Quezon City
Tel: 920-9388/9392; 927-6028



Please present a valid I.D. when claiming your Tantra Installer CD. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in TANTRA!

regards,

TANTRA TEAM

In Partnership with:
Questor Magazine

Online game publishers
eyeing Philippine market
By Erwin Lemuel G. Oliva
INQ7.net





FOREIGN online game publishers are considering the Philippines as another Asian market to launch massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) following the success of a South Korean game called "Ragnarok" in the country, a local game publisher said.

"A lot of (South) Korean content providers have contacted us offering their product," said Maria Java, Mobius director for corporate communications.

Mobius acquired the exclusive license to offer Webzen Inc.'s MU Online, a popular South Korean-born MMORPG, in the Philippines.

"Webzen Inc., is a publicly traded company in both the Korean stock market and Nasdaq. They're one of the leaders in Korea's gaming industry. So when the giant chose us, all these other game developers followed suit. A couple of them have actually flown over here to present their products to us," Java said.

Mobius, however, turned down offers to introduce other online games to the Philippines, and decided to focus on MU Online, she said.

She disclosed that Vivendi Universal Games was among the foreign game publishers that had done "some shopping" in the country.

Vivendi was looking at offering "World of Warcraft" through existing game publishers in the Philippines.

Java said that Vivendi was "tight-lipped" about anyone bagging the exclusive license to offer the popular online game in the country.

Filipino game developer Anino Entertainment is also looking at developing a local online game, one of its developers told INQ7.net.

Anino developed the PC adventure game "Anito," which eventually bagged the best audio award in the Independent Games Festival in the US early this year.

Gabby Dizon, game developer for Anino, said that the local startup was thinking of developing a Filipino online game that would be different from existing games offered by South Koreans.

MMORPGs are computer games played by thousands of online players simultaneously. They usually feature sprawling environments, where players can interact, trade and even engage in duels, tournaments

Monday, October 25, 2004

'Matrix Online' invites
20,000 beta testers


By Erwin Lemuel Oliva
INQ7.net



ARE you ready to take the red pill?

Starting October 19, 2004, the Matrix Online will start offering authentication keys to the first 5,000 beta testers. Through FilePlanet (www.fileplanet.com), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Sega will allow 20,000 people worldwide a glimpse of the much-talked about game inspired by the movie.

The online game is, however, only available to FilePlanet subscribers.

Starting October 19, FilePlanet will begin releasing the first 5,000 authentication keys to subscribers on a first-come, first-serve basis in a span of a month.

Once the keys run out for each week, the subscribers will need to check back the following week to attempt access into the sprawling world of the Matrix.

The FilePlanet website indicated that subscribers that are accepted into the beta test will be able to play the online Matrix game, and experience first-hand the sprawling urban landscape of subways, nightclubs, skyscrapers and dark alleys.

"You'll be part of the secret war that goes on underneath the pedestrian surface-a war of survival and control between Machines, Zionists, and Exiles," the website indicated.

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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