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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Gary Valenciano | The Rebirth | the concert @ Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood City

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Me and a couple of bloggers went to Eastwood City and there we watch the ever super Mr. Pure Energy - Gary Valenciano for this REBIRTH album concert, and also the concert is for celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music and film industry. It was a big blast event for me and I haven't watch a full concert performance by Gary V., I saw him perform years ago and it was just like 5 songs only for an opening and final act for an international artist, but here I just got blown away by his performance style and he still never got rusty in every performance he did during the past.

Eastwood Central Plaza in Eastwood City had just transformed once again to this big concert venue and the outdoor style and cover tent for the concert really made a different feel and atmosphere to everyone, all people inside the venue are calm and comfortable, they have VIP seats in the front and at the back, they placed long covered tables which is served by waiters from restaurants who are near the concert venue. ( READ MORE BELOW)

The lights of the concert is really beyond awesome of everything I saw. Many people say that the lights really made us cry for a little and total big wow in every eyes that added great effects of Gary V's performance and also it matches the flow of light to the emotions of the song. The semi last song of the event, Gary V did his own rendition of Mandy Moore's "Only Hope", the light immediately went on and the venue turned into an intergalactic outer space, we feel the song and then we feel that we are floating because of the effects of the lights. It was lovely and it was a great experience, all of us bloggers who are equipped with digital cameras, began to stop taking photos and observe the latest flow of lights all over us. Then after the concert, we all share the same experience and its all about the beauty of the lights.

Gary V performed his timeless hits and on the first part of the concert, he turn all of the hits into a medley, while other major hits like "Shout for joy" and "Natutulog ba ang diyos" has a different version for the modern style of music, but as we say that all songs are very timeless, means that it can be played all over again and it never dies, because the music lives even on the next generation. Many people commented while we watch the show, and said that Gary V sings like that we were listening to a CD music. That's the real thing, all perfect and the voice never changes., because his the man and the only one Gary V we have.

There are a lot of celebrity and musician guests that evening, and Gary V mention that these artist performed his songs and music in some of their performance and i heard that there's this album performed with Gary V, I'm not sure if it is a tribute album for Gary V., I'll listen later to my recorded live concert hahaha, yes! I do record all audios of concert, it's just for my archiving purposes, been doing that in the 90's and I got loads of cassette tapes of major concerts and live recording of artists during the past. And I'm glad that this recording mp3 player is on digital mode.

On the half of the performance, Gary V.'s 2nd son,Gabriel, joined him in some dance and rapping performance, it was a cool sight to see them perform at the same time and it looks like a big showdown. And after that Gary drinks this some sort of juice, as he calls it, and he said that he needs it in powering up on the next performance, we know that Gary V. has this diabetes thing on him, and during some part of the show, he took a break and started chatting with the audiences sharing his experience in the industry, he talk about the people who inspires him, the success of his career, and being the Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF, his funny hairstyle in some old movies, and this blood sugar test gadget he holds and took a test after a few seconds to see if he is okay, because he said that they needed to check his blood test minutes after a few of powerhouse performance.

the show runs in a 1 hour and 50 minutes, and its almost a 2 hour concert, non stop performance. And after the show, Gary promises to sign autographs and meet fans and viewers who got and bought his new CD album, REBIRTH. Then after the concert, we went to the line and saw a big line going up to the backstage, fellow bloggers Ed and Jonel lined up, but me and the others decided to rest in Starbucks and after a few minutes we decided to go home and rest for my partner Lace has a work on the Saturday morning.

it was a great experience to watch another great artist and thanks to Eastwood City for organizing this and love to see that the Eastwood Central plaza is a non stop music and art hub for everyone.

check out Gary V website www.garyv.com
and also he mentioned that he has a multiply account which he manages and also update it by himself. visit garyvalenciano.multiply.com


and here's my video coverage
(to be uploaded soon)

more photos in my album at
Gary Valenciano | The Rebirth | the concert @ Eastwood Central Plaza, Eastwood City


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Me with the bloggers having our own Plurkfiesta ahhaahha at Eastwood City

Ed of blog.edarevalo.net
Jonel of letsgosago.net
Lace of suzakulace.blogspot.com
RG of ronaldguanzon.com
me of azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com
Mighty of penstalker.com
Peter of perkypeter.multiply.com

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Me and Lace


and check out other post and album by bloggers

Peter's photo coverage - Gary V. - Rebirth The Concert @ Eastwood City
Jonel's Lets Go Sago - Gary V. in Eastwood C.
Suzaku Lace - I Shook it Off with Gary V at Eastwood City
RG's post - myPhotos: Gary V. Rebirth album concert at Eastwood
Ed's post - Gary Valenciano: 25th Anniversary Concert
Ed's photo coverage - Gary V: 25th Anniversary Concert

Here are some photos from my camera

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Exhibitor Booths for September 27, 2008 Convention

There will be Convention on September 27, 2008, and its the grand convention and festival for the pop culture of toys, comics, anime, gaming, sci fi, fantasy, board games, and many more

If you are interested in getting a booth . Read more below.

Booth might be FREE, as I got word from the company that I work with for the 1st annual convention, and this will be a new yearly event for all.


Just submit this form and email it to me at azrael@gmail.com
and include a subject line in your email with "Exhibitor Booths for September 27, 2008 Convention"

Name:
Contact number :
Email address:
booth / Store name:
Events attended and joined :


All who submitted the form will be given priority in the booth set up and also be feed with more information and details about the event.

Booths can be:
hobby store
community booths
group booths
fan booths
indie booths
products and services (in line with the pop culture theme)
gaming booths
cosplay group booths
and etc.
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If you are asking about cosplay,
All cosplayers can enter the event for FREE

Print ad and press conference of the event will be launch on the 1st week of September 2008.
so watch out for more updates here!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

4th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Music Festival production note 5

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The big assemble of the top roster of arts and music in the Philippines is near!

Last night was our event briefing and also our technical meeting with the organizers, I was there with my crew and taking down some notes and submitting some requirement needed for the production, I arrived at the briefing late, but its okay, because I know already some drill, but since I missed some new guidelines needed to submit. I was there to represent Glass House Graphics, and got the documents needed for the booth and exhibit.

We were fixing the schedules and people who will be leading the comics creation lecture for Aug 30, and also for the cosplay fashion show on that same day, I already closed the online registration for the selected 30 cosplay models who will be having their free entrance ticket at the event, and later on I will post the guidelines for walk in cosplay models, but no longer entitled for a free ticket.

Saw the stage layout and design and all I can say that this is the coolest stage after the past events of Backdoor Ventures and I can now feel the interstellar and galactic feeling of the heavenly bodies heheheh.

Also joining the meeting is Cklaigne of the DAMEET.DeviantART.com, we invited them to join for promoting arts, graphics, designs by youths, its fun to work with them, and I love those Hatahs Hatahs hat hahaha. Also RG is there to help me facilitate the cosplay model cat walk, eh engineered the runaway with the models for cosplay and non cosplay models, and because of my absence last year, I'm still clueless on how will i pull this off, but no worries because RG and the Toycon crew will be there to assist us. Marc Cerbo the alien from planet Junkion was there eating the carbonara leftover hahahah joke lng pre. is always in full support in terms of photo and video coverage, also my lady love Lace is there for support and sporting a new jeans she bought in the mall.

ok ok ok.
for band line ups, I'm still waiting for the final list, will post and massive online promote tonight about the event, just help us promote the event. I created this online banner program for bloggers and multiply users.

you can get the online banners here in my post at http://popazrael.multiply.com/journal/item/1634

just post it in the sidebar of your blogs and redirect the link to the official website.
if you have posted a banner in your site, just place a comment here so that we can visit it
and give you a virtual HUG.

ok, the big event will be next week. will post more updates tomorrow.

more photos at event briefing of 4th Backdoor Ventures ARTS and MUSIC Festival

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Star Wars : Clone Wars - my blog review



a non-spoiler post

We saw the advance screening last night in Rockwell Powerplant cinema and its the last advance screening of Star Wars Clone Wars, the movie is now showing today in all Philippine theaters. I'm so excited that night to watch another Star Wars series and now they just upgraded the animation style, which is far more awesome and realistic (in a cartoon way) than the 1st Cartoon Network's Star Wars Clone Wars tv series. But many people didn't know that this is just a prelude of another upcoming tv series with the same CGI animation, but before watching the movie, many people are still stuck on that Episode 1 Jar Jar Binks hate club. ( Read more below)

I heard two people commenting to me and said that I should not watch the movie, because for them the movie sucks, and that there's this character that they hate,which is similar to Jar Jar Binks, at first for me its okay, I told them that I will watch it because I'm a Star Wars fan, then after they hear my answer, they automatically shutdown and proceeded to this gaming topic hahahaa. they saw that I wear this Jedi Academy tshirt which brought the Star Wars Clone Wars topic.

Been hearing about this new character, and for any series or movie of SW, it is very normal to encounter a lot of new characters, I was already spoiled last February 2008 after attending a toy trade show, which I saw this SW Clone Wars toy line and I saw some new characters in the catalog and also in some toy boxes, but I just remained not too hyped about it and waited for the release of the movie.

new characters makes the series more interesting, and sometimes it makes some part of it worst. But knowing people's reaction about it will lift a major discussion about SW. People who are non fans and fans of SW will have a big debate on this, but as I said on some two guys yesterday, I am a fan, for me it will be okay, I have a right to complain and I have the right to hate, but its already in there and we can't do about it, but just ride on it and accept it.

people know that the movie sucks.. but for some SW fans, there are lots of worst and tragic scene that they haven't seen or read before.. I like to mention it, but many of you will be disgusted heheh.

okay, will stop now and continue the review

The animation of SW Clone Wars is far more different and awesome, George Lucas has said that they want the animation style in a CGI format, but not that Beowulf-ish style, and I totally agree with it, I'm glad that they stick to the style which is similar to the 1st cartoon series. For the story it took place between Episode 2 and 3, and it connects directly to the 1st animated series. You can now watch that old series in DVD, which is more action packed and I love the scenes on how those Clone troopers are in battle and war against those droids.

Clone Wars is a big show of how powerful is the clone army of the republic, but if you saw Episode 3, you know what I mean, revealing their other agenda. But here, I love seeing them in action, I got more interested watching the clone troopers do a lot of military combat skills rather than seeing some Jedi-Sith actions. Battling the droids are not that easy, but the clone troopers are very serious in finishing the mission with General Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker.

There are lots or comedy stuff in the movie, I laugh a lot on it, and realize that this movie is aimed for kids and I know the Lucas wants to reach the younger audiences. The dialogue is on the modern feel, and the music BGM and the Star Wars theme is different, I feel that I'm playing a video game , but I understand that this series fit for the modern era, for the kids as they say.

for the voice over of the characters, I don't have any complain, at first I thought that Hayden Christensen do the voice for Anakin and Natalie Portman for Padme Amidala, by watching the series, I can still see these actors portraying the SW characters, but behind it, the actors are not present to do the voice, but by the features and character, you can still think that hunk-Hayden and sexy-hot-Natalie is in there. Btw, I love the character design of Padme, not that consistent, but they included Natalie's mole on her left cheek. Others like Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Lee, wow! their voice is awesome and yes...the actors voiced their own characters and of couse!!! Anthony Daniels, the only guy who can voice C3PO.

for me, the movie is great, as fan. But for a technical guy, they should put more story on it, and beacause that this is just a prelude of the upcoming tv series. I'm now very curious on the very end of it, especially on what will happen to this new characters we saw from SW Clone Wars.

if you're going to watch it, just remove your SW traditionalist attitude and open up your heart ( naks!) for another theme that I know you'll love it. For the final note.... Star Wars can now live and continue for another line of story. in Animation. in Comics. in Gaming. etc.

more photos at Star Wars : CLONE WARS - advance screening

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Eraserheads reunion concert 2008 - VIP list and some other updates

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Hi everyone!
Time for an update on the latest news I got it from the internet sphere about the Eraserheads concert-gig-reunion-resurrection-etc etc etc etc. whew!

Few weeks ago, I got a few talk to some people I know and there I received this news about that 20 pack of the cigar brand requirement in order to get in to the concert, but as of now, there are no official news coming out and people are still waiting and continue to ride in all kinds of rumors spreading on the internet.

maybe, one of YOU, got stumble here via google or yahoo search or some link love from other blogs, but this will be a mystery game for everyone,

and yes as Raymund Marasigan said (read more below )

"its free and its out there. but you have to be cunning and smart.look
for clues."


read more here at Sharlyne's blog


and after reading that.. our multiply comments and plurk comments were true... Eraserheads = Harry Potter ahahhahaa. I really like to post some of it here, but I'll just hid it in our plurk post about this gimik. The mechanics of the Eraserheads concert is like a puzzle, and its like more hard to play than those Joker-Dark Knight viral movies and deciphering codes of the Matrix trilogy movies. And yes, we have to be smart, because the VIP listing is already started, and I heard some of my friends are getting their passes from their own networks, some are from the band members, others are from band friends.

I don't if it is true, but whenever I read a plurk post about this person screaming that she/he got a VIP and backstage pass, I automatically believe on it, because these persons are in the field of the industry and yes, they will get it, and me don't dream of having the pass too.

but after the busy days, I just found the VIP list haven, and now I'm waiting for this email to update us about the list, although they got now my information, and the message noted us that there will be no ticket and the only for us to get in is to present an identification card with our age details in order to check the guest VIP list and to get in..for FREE. And I know that the concert is free, but despite the big drama of the Philip Morris and the DOH, I'm glad that today it already slowed down the tobacco-concert-sponsor issue.

for the details of getting the list, so sorry that I can't post it here, because of the note is private, all I can say is that, try googling some keywords and I know you will find that details.

Belo open house event and tour with bloggers

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I arrived late at 8pm. I missed the presentation, discussions, and Dr.Vicky Belo, and the free facial treatments for bloggers, but met the new bloggers, blogger friends, plurkers, twitters, beauty bloggers, and Dr.Hayden Kho Jr.

Belo Medical Group met with some beauty bloggers and non-beauty bloggers in a tour in their Tomas Morato open house branch. I arrived late and I missed a lot of interesting topics and also try out on those special facial treatment. I'm no longer familiar with the process of these, but during my high school days I have this regular facial treatment in some clinics, but now I'm amazed on how Belo use some of the latest high tech machines and gadgets for determining some facial and skin problems, just like the photo above, The Visia machine is one of the latest machine they use, were it can scan and monitor some skin history and also it can detect wrinkles, open pores skin and many more. ( read more stories, photos and video coverage below)

I recorded a video blog post, and I interviewed some bloggers who were there and just to feel their experience during the tour inside the clinic, and also some details about the Belo foundation and plans of in the web. Also I learned that skin treatment today is a lot more easier compare the treatment I have in the past, so right now I'm thinking I'll be a thank you Belo person :)

For more information or inquiries, please call up the Belo helpdesk at 844-2939. Or visit the Belo website at www.belomed.com or e-mail info@belomed.com.

Here's my video blog coverage


and more photos at Belo Open House - bloggers event

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- Press Release -

Belo launches foundation on its 18th year

The Belo Medical Group launches the Ike and Nena Belo Foundation, a non-profit corporate charity meant to shape lives, with education, surgical assistance and environmental protection as its advocacies.

Dr. Vicki Belo, medical director of the Belo Medical Group, put up the foundation in honor of her parents, lawyer Enrique Belo and wife Florencia, who instilled in her the value of charitable giving.

The private foundation was created for the education of needy children, rehabilitation of burned victims, surgery of children with cleft palate and environmental awareness. The core advocacy is geared towards the physical, mental and social welfare of the beneficiaries.

The launch of Ike and Nena Belo Foundation comes at an opportune time when the Belo Medical Group is celebrating its 18th anniversary as the country's top name in the field of dermatology and cosmetic surgery.

“The foundation carries the legacy of my parents and it is Belo's way of giving back after 18 years of being in the business,” Dr. Belo says. “We want to be part of shaping people's lives by fulfilling their goals and giving them a sense of value and satisfaction.”

Dr. Belo assures she will be on top of all the activities and charitable missions of foundation, which will include annual scholarship grants to poor but deserving students, community outreach, public service, medical missions, surgical assistance and environmental drives.

Among the activities that the Ike and Nena Foundation has completed are the outreach to the less fortunate at Baseco Compound in Tondo, the Belo Goes Green enviromental campaign, treatment of burned victims and scholarship grants to a grade school and college student.

The foundation will also engage into a partnership with Sa Aklat Sikat, a non-government organization that gives funding for reading to public schools in the provinces.


- Press Release -



Belo Medical Group welcomes Dingdong Dantes in style

Belo Medical Group welcomes multi-talented actor/director/model Dingdong Dantes as the newest addition to its powerhouse stable of celebrity endorsers. Dingdong's launch coincides with his birthday bash, which has a James Bond theme, held at the NBC Tent at The Fort.

Dingdong's Casino Royale-inspired party comes complete with gaming tables, guns on display, sexy ladies and even a Martini bar that James Bond is known for – “shaken not stirred.”

An AVP produced by Infinite Ideas shows the actor in his Agent 007 character, driving a shiny Audi R8, brandishing slick hand guns, sporting an Omega chronograph watch, surfing the net in a MacBook-Pro laptop, using the latest cellphone gadget and getting in the thick of hard-core action.

Bayon Alcoseba of Peppermill Catering displays his expertise in preparing sumptuous food in stylized, buffet setting. Serving as the centerpiece of the table arrangements is a waterfall of diamonds to complement the James Bond concept.

Guests indulge in mouth-watering appetizers consisting of baked whole salmon encrusted in salt and herbs, grilled shrimp shooters with chipotle butter sauce, beef tacos parmigiana, chicken burrito wrap, mini-pancakes with smoked tanguigue and cream cheese. Grapes salad with Cervelat sausage is also on the buffet table.

Main course consists of baked dory herbs and spices, shrimp tamales, Argentina pork loin with apricot sauce, tequila lime chicken with pineapple salsa, fettuccine cream pesto with smoked chicken and steamed rice.

For the carving station, there's roasted calf; and for desserts, there are fresh fruits with chantilly cream, pistachio opera cake, yoghurt gazpacho shooters and hot fudge brownies.

An actor of Dingdong's stature certainly deserves the grand welcome from leading cosmetic surgeon and “Doctor to the Stars,” Vicki Belo, who is pleased to add him to Belo's growing roster of celebrity endorsers.

As Belo's newest signature model, Dingdong will endorse Belo-Shape, a special and unique combination of treatments to tighten skin and remove fat. The non-invasive body-shaping procedure can yield faster and visible results with far less effort.

Dingdong used to have stubborn love handles which he couldn't get rid of despite rigid workouts in the gym. But thanks to Belo-Shape, the actor became the highest paid underwear model and was voted as the No.1 Bachelor of 2007 of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Dingdong became the Prince of Philippine telenovela when he starred as Carlos Miguel in Sana ay Ikaw Na Nga, one of the most popular primetime dramas of GMA 7 where he was paired with Tanya Garcia.

He also excelled in the movies opposite prime leading ladies such as Jolina Magdangal, Rica Peralejo and Judy Anne Santos. He was also invited to host a number of beauty pageants and TV shows which includes Binibining Pilipinas, SOP and Starstruck.

In 2005, Dingdong became popular with the kids and adults alike as King Ybrahim in the fantasy-themed series, Encantadia, where he was paired with Karylle. That same year, he hosted the afternoon horror show ‘Wag Kukurap, where he also acted as the director in a number of episodes.

In 2006, he was paired with Iza Calzado in two blockbuster movies – Moments of Love and Eternity. He had a primetime comeback when he played the lead role as Aquano in the fantaserye, Atlantika.

Dingdong became phenomenal last year when he portrayed the role of Sergio in the Philippine remake of Marimar opposite Marian Rivera.

Presently, Dingdong is making stronger waves as Fredo in GMA 7's Dyesebel, the highest rating primetime show today. He was recently awarded Most Popular Actor in a drama-miniseries in the 4th USTV Students’ Choice Awards and garnered a nomination as Movie Director of the Year in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Angels.

Belo Medical Group has seven branches in Manila – Rustan's and Medical Plaza in Makati, Trinoma and Tomas Morato in Quezon City, Greenhills in San Juan, Podium in Ortigas and Westgate in Alabang – plus a booking facility in Subic.



For more information or inquiries, please call up the Belo helpdesk at 844-2939. Or visit the Belo website at www.belomed.com or e-mail info@belomed.com.

Levi's 501 Live Unbuttoned launching in Manila - blog post coverage

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I don't know on how will I start this blog post coverage, but witnessing another 1st for the Philippines and for the world makes me speechless for a short moment. I just saw the big unveiling of the world's largest outdoor ad, and that's the Levi's 501 Live Unbuttoned outdoor ad for their global campaign about the anniversary of Levi's 501 and also the new line of 501 jeans.
(read more stories, photo and video below)

I broadcast the 2 events in video online stream, for everyone's clear view and also online participation for that big celebration. I was surprised to know that the file needed for that big outdoor ad is a 23 Terrabyte photo file size, I they production team got a 200 hours of work time to pull the big project. I have a video below of the launching and the trivia about the outdoor ad.

here's the video coverage.


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The 1st event was held in SM Mall of Asia, and it is the global launching of the new TVC of the Levi's 501 Live Unbuttoned and also the first look on the new jeans. There were models and also free try out of the jeans, you can wear it and try the comfort zone of the jeans, you can also touch it and feel its originality, and difference of spirit and attitude.

I like to recommend that you watch the video above that covers the 2 day event.
I still have this Levi's hang over and yes, I grew up with Levi's and 501 is one of my favorite after the 505. But now, I'm so happy that Levi's is back again with the release of the new line of jeans.

more photos at Live Unbuttoned Levi's 501 event @ SM Mall of Asia

and Levi's 501 Live Unbuttoned billboard ad launch and party ( EDSA Guadalupe)

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I like to thank everyone for viewing the live video online streaming of the 2 events, and I like to congratulate Levi's for organizing and launching the event for their new product. The gigantic Levi's outdoor ad is so cool.

also, heard that Guinness Book of World Records will drop by in our country at the end of the month to officiate the world record for the largest outdoor ad.

The outdoor ad, also known as the Levi's Colossal, is located in EDSA Guadalupe. The ad covers the Pet Plans bldg and is visible from EDSA,Pasig city and Taguig city.

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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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