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Friday, January 21, 2005

the late Superhero

its 2:30am, and im about to take a rest and sleep for i will be early tomorrow, suddenly a YM buzz came to me, a friend from Assumption Anitpolo, she said that if it is okay to talk to me, and i say "yes" its okay...and then i noticed her YM status " FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! " status message. and she's pissed on her mom, coz her mom is shouting at her and praying that her daughter will fail and not graduate High School.

pause*** im watching the music video of DRIP (song #90) oh my.sexy ni Beng kumanta ahhahha!! damn.. i missed her band's live act.

and then..there's this tendency of suicidal act..or she will kill her mom.. at that moment..i stayed with her, and told her that she must not do anything bad or worst that involves taking of owns or others life.
*kulang nalang kunin ko baril ng nanay ko eh
*mamatay nalang isa samin
*at least one of us would be out of our misery
*eh bkt hindi?
*mas ok nga un eh
*wala naman ako use sa mundong toh so it wouldnt be a waste
*at least masaya na nanay ko nun
*talagang di ako maggraduate
*putangina naman kasi... as if i wanted to study in assumption in the first place

this are some of her words...and some of them are really disturbing.
she already out of her mind. and she no longer thinks of any goodness.
that night.i stayed with her..talk with her. and let her be cool.
and im really pissed on her mom, coz this is the first time i saw someone's mother not so very supportive, instead of helping her daughter, they still bad mouthed them and let her die

she mentioned so many times to kill herself, and for me i dont want that to happend. its a pain in the ass and in the heart if you see someone you know die, or die..while you talk with them. so what i did this time..is to stop her in killing herself, she's just a graduating highschool student, and really stress out of school and projects, plus a not so supportive parent, this case is not so rare. it happens to everyone. and i dont want to happened again an Artist friend who dies coz of family problems. and because of something that they refure to let their daughter to have a better college.

**crap...i was so supposed to make a write up for Gerry, for his bday message...and i think il skip it now..coz of this incident.
and i hope she stay put and being strong.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Pink colored world

**This entry is re-published, thanks to Lace Llanora for editing. love you honey!**

Alright! I admit..i am so lazy this past weeks, and i haven't finished anything, all a bunch of promises to myself, it sucks when this kind of laziness sickness strucks me. there's a part of me that triggers this kind of sickness and for me it is very unproductive, wasting my time thinking of nothing...geez..i need to get busy again before all ideas turn into stones again.

for that part im glad that my girlfriend is here talking with me about it, and its the only thing that i can release some angst and rants about what's happening around. it can affect me coz i dont want these bad stuff happening to anyone and it also affects the community, the community is getting worse..it is already consumed by greediness and lack of interest in the pop culture. i know it changes a little and i dont like to be a part of it anymore..thats why my decision will be final...il leave that part of the world for now. and have to gear up on something big that will give a change for my own.

But that doesnt mean im already gone.. my presence is still there.
and a new Azrael will emerge..bringing again the fun in every event and convention.

and im happy now..coz my vision is full of pink colors...
awwwww...


Campus Tour 2005

Sienna College QC
the Artists'Den will have their 1st campus tour for the year 2005, and
it will be fun coz we will hold an Art Workshop in Sienna College QC for Elementary students. tour will be on Jan 23, 2005. @ 9am-5pm.

Last Tuesday, we went to Sienna College QC with Lico, Patrick and Syeri.
it was fun going there and meeting up with the school officials, they gave us a warm welcome and were happy to see us visiting their school.
we joke sometimes on Syeri Baet coz she's an alumni of Sienna College, since kinder to highschool. and she graduated 1995. as Syeri said going back to your alma mater is pretty weird. there she was welcomed by old teachers and staff from the canteen.



Art Attack Artists' Den - Azrael, Syeri, Patrick, Lico

During our meeting with the Principal of Sienna College QC, we were asked if we can help them in judging their Mural Art Contest, so at first we thought that the judging will be on sunday, and to our surprise the principal gave us the pencil and the tabulation sheet and then we proceeded to the exhibit area, there we judge the Art contest, category of Grade school, High school and College.

The ARt contest has 4 categories, representing the school, Makakalikasan -for elementary, Makabayan- for Highschool, Makadiyos-for highschool, and Makatao-for College.

we noticed that some of the artworks are irrelevant to the theme, there were good visual arts but don’t fit the theme, but there are some Art that were unfinished, we just found out that they did it only for 2 hours on the spot. the elementary artworks are fun to judge, kids these days are very smart and they do really know whats happening to our nature. I really like the other art of a kid who builds up her own Animal Sanctuary, a very unique idea from other artworks, coz some of them concentrated on Trees and Air, but this one is about animals.

photos below are some artworks that I give my big bet on winning


College level entry for the Art Contest "Makatao" theme


High School entry for " Makabayan" Theme

some photos are stored here
visit this link to view all the photos
photo gallery from Sienna College

De La Salle University
Jan 27, 2005 LEAP (Lasallian Education Alternative Program)
hosted by: DLSU and NIHON KENKYU KAI [NKK]

Topic: DOING BUSINESS - THROUGH COMICS
To give a general idea to the students as to what happens and the process of having comics-making as a career

they have given me a slot to do an hour of lecture about comic events and conventions.it will be my first time discussing to them about the importance of comic events, showing them the right marketing style and promoting comics,. even if i dont have my own published comics yet, through events organizing i can see that participating in some events and conventions really boost up the promotions and advertising of one's published works. and i can see that in my group Artist's Den. lots of offers and school tours are now being petitioned to us, and i think i have lots of examples to show to the students.

I'm not sure if the slot can fill up 50 students in one day, we have 2 sessions, 9am-12nn and 2pm-5pm, wow...it will be my first time to have a lecture in DLSU having 2 sessions.This time i need to gear up.

Ariel Atienza and Lyndon Gregorio will give lecture about having a comics career here in the Philippines, while Gary Mayoralgo will give lecture about making comics as a career in the international comic industry.
it will be a tough ride for a student but im glad there’s a lot of them interested in our lecture.

ahhahhaa..Lace will be one of my student, and i feel weird coz this will be my 2nd time being her Professor..ahahaha..and she's giving me threats of distracting me while teaching, hahha...better not wear a skirt honey!.

Anime rebirths

Leigh, a student of DLSU asked me to make a write up about the History of Anime in the Philippines, and she will use that write up for her entry in their Japanese Speech Contest on Febuary in College of St. Benilde (CSB).
so..i made one, and il post it here for added info for some.

I may be not that expert in making the History of Anime here, but this is only based on what i observed and based on the people who told me way back..

thanks to Lei Mungcal for editing my write up.

History of Anime in the Philippines

It all started when people got very curious and began asking questions.
What would it be like to have a different culture? They didn't have any idea then that they will be exposed to the Japanese pop culture.


Enter Anime. During the 1970's, the anime robot series "Gigantor" was
shown in national black and white television. People were entertained and amused with the series, initially tasting science fiction in animation.

The mighty invasion of giant robots occurred with "Mazinger Z" starting a craze for everyone. Fighting evil for the good of mankind became a genre that really convinced people of its story and moral lessons. When "Voltes V", another giant robot series focusing on alien invasion, revolt and family affairs, was shown, Filipino viewers became consumed with the series and began reflecting on what they see. Under Martial Law, the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos ordered to stop airing all kinds of Japanese related media using the threat of a Japanese invasion as the reason when in actually, he saw people being influenced to fight for their freedom.

The Filipinos broke free from Martial Law in the 80's. The people got their freedom and enjoyed being able to make their own decisions. With their newly found independence came a new set of anime starting from Battle Ball Soccer, to Dragon Ball Z to Macross and to other Japanese animation TV series for kids by Nippon Animation like Ron Ron the Flower Girl, Candy Candy, etc.

Anime has penetrated the underground mainstream in the 90's. That's more than a decade ago yet, people did not know that what they are watching is anime until some local group of fans organized themselves and devoted their lifestyle in searching and collecting Anime items in order to prove that anime is a pop culture thing and not just for kids.

Anime started rising during the middle of the 90's. Various anime series has popped out from the tin can of studios and new ones were shown to the public. This started the viewers' quest for answers to their questions. Viewers set off looking for more anime, because anime distribution that time in Manila is secretly made. A local group of fans was made and they started their business by selling merchandise straight from Japan and organized underground film showings. They even have school tours for awareness about anime informing people about anime and that it is not just for kids.

The year 2000 came and with it the increasing demand for Anime in the Philippines. The said local group of fans organized the release of the 1st Anime Convention in the Philippines called "AnimeXplosion", together with the Animation Council of the Philippines. They invited a popular comic artist, Ms. Yuu Watase. She is the creator of "Fushigi Yuugi" which is a hit Anime TV series that time.

Many anime fans emerged and revealed that they are anime fanatics. The said event brought a big gathering of anime fans, which in the end formed their own anime fan groups. Anime now has a big pop culture following with the introduction of costume play or Cosplay and Pinoy bands playing and covering Japanese music

From the year 2000 up to the present, Anime has dominated the pop culture in the Philippines. This coming February 2005, another big anime convention will be held in celebration of the success and stay of Anime in each Filipino heart. "AnimeXplosion 2005: The return" will run from Feb 16-20, a 5 day anime event for all Filipinos. It will be organized by the Animation Council of the Philippines to be joined by a new core.

In this event, expect a big change again for the Anime and Japanese Pop Culture in the Philippines.

Animated me
its so funny, that this write turns out to be some sort of press release hahha..maybe il use this for the promotion of AnimeXplosion 2005.

right now...im so mentally blocked by this coming new gig im into.
im on the preparation for being a stage director for an upcoming stage play on February,. and it will be a lot more different from film making, coz in stage play we dont need takes, cameras, and cuts.. this will be done live..so im preparing myself for being a stage director and im now making the script for the play.

damn ! its a lot more difficult in making a script if the cast is still being chosen and picked up, coz there are character requirements for the play, and choosing from 1,000,000 different kinds of characters, makes my mind frozen...what if i made the script for this character, but in the end the character i need is unavailable and another new character is placed for the play..it will be a major disaster for the script...oh well..i guess i have to take the other part of the hanging bridge..im making the script now...

Az is reading a book


ahhahaah !!! at last a good book to read after my first ever complete read of book. The last book i read was Star Wars:dark hunter and Xfiles:tiger. it is so weird coz i dont like books, and im only into comics!..... but now.. Lace introduced me to this book titled "The Alchemist" a story by Paulo Coelho. and when i started to read it...i was so surprised that i can relate to the story...and in that story. i can see my self in the character of that boook...see this..
a shepherd who likes to travel and wants to have his own Personal Legend..
..went to Egypt to search for the treasure he saw it from his dreams, and he met lots of people during his during his journey and met this alchemist who can help him on his dream..oh..it is very creepy for me .coz its just like me! me..Azrael who likes to travel, and continues to search and fulfill his own Personal Legend.
...i havent finished the book. but il finish it before the next week ends.

its a good book! i recommend it that you should try it!


oh..goodness..a stage play of the Alchemist..



oh..goodness..a stage play of the Alchemist..



Lovers in Paris Photo Manipulated

my sister asked me a favor for her friend's friend to edit this photo of her friend’s professor and put the face of her daughter into the face of the Korean's female actress, and i converted the color into Sepia, coz i got a hard time removing the daughter's make up..

check the photo here in my Deviant Art page

for me its a horror film


Lace invited me to watch this movie titled "The Search for the Impotent Man", and the title really disturbs me, as a guy..this is a horror film!

well..the movie..is very funny. although that it is not a sex comedy like American Pie, but the movie is based on a book, and the quality of the film is a Be Movie type. a little exciting part when this female character scraps all the men for always breaking up with her and going out with another woman, she found a solution that she will go on with her life with an impotent man, that will live only for love without having SEX!!!!

at the end..we enjoyed the movie..coz i was dragging her to watch Oceans 12, and Blade Trinity...but my request was fulfilled coz we watched Oceans 12 last monday.and it was really fun!! fun fun fun!

next movie will be ELEKTRA !!
wohoh..the sexy babe Jennifer Garner...
me and lace like Garner so much, coz of her sexy body and action skills..
wow!!!

Monday, January 17, 2005

The Last Underwear

crap...i just found out that im wearing my last underwear and for the run of the last week. i forgot to wash my clothes and set of undergarments.

its very creepy..i have to buy some new ones for this week...


It was a fun movie out with my honey Lace
at last we just saw Oceans 12, a very cool movie..and as everyone said the 1st movie is better than the 2nd one, but im expecting a big hit on the 3rd movie. i hope so...


Im a little busy for awhile..
managing the website of ARtists' Den
visit and log on to our online forums...chat to our Filipino Artist and Writers

www.ArtistsDen.epinoy.com

and at last we are fixing our logo




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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