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Saturday, September 06, 2008

San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest kick off party and Third Eye Blind - blog coverage

I was great last night, we enjoyed the whole night listening to live rock music, drinking some beer and witness that the Philippines got another world record for having the longest beer bar and thanks to all pinoys who went there and participated in the event, Congratulations to San Miguel Beer...super thank you and more power!

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we really enjoyed the event, even that the whole area is super crowded, if traffic jams has a term for bumper to bumper, while here at the event has a term of elbow to elbow, I just can't estimate how many people went inside the beer event, just to enjoy the overflowing of beer and also watch 40 pinoy rock bands and also Third Eye Blind,which is their first visit and performance here in our country.

After our short assembly in Mcdonalds El Pueblo, I just grabbed my media ID from our team leader and then after a quick meal, we just loaded all our cameras, ready our laptops and headed to the main entrance of the Oktoberfest kick off party.

(Read more below for more photos, videos, and blog coverage)


The venue is very long, I just can't believe it, we just walk all the way from the middle of the area, up to the entrance, which is near Richmonde Hotel, and then we saw a lot of people crowding in every corner, buying tickets and lining up to enter the longest beer bar, then bouncers and security always check up the people and assigned them to move away the streets. I'm very glad that there is a special entrance for VIP and media people, so me, RG and JP, went there using the special entrance, while some of other teams were outside and got late before the main event started.

we saw the longest bar, and it was the most impossible thing to see, but hey! we did it and we got the world record. People enjoyed ordering the beer and food from the bar, then while walking its almost past 7pm and many people got drink a lot of beer already, saw their plastic cups been played on top of their table forming a pyramid ahhahaha. then we passed and got stuck in the Pop Alternative stage, which is in time to catch Sugarfree performed live, love to see them live on stage, I enjoy all their songs and music and Ebe (vocals) seems to enjoy the event, drinking while singing hahaahha. I guess he is already drunk..

then after a 4 songs, we decided to boot out and proceed to our target, - the main stage. Then we saw some booths of basketball and billiards, you can play there and also challenge some professional players, but I'm not sure if they are in there, because its already the peak of the event and everyone are enjoying the beer and also the event. We crossed the Reggae stage, we just caught one last song from a reggae band, too bad that I didm't got any photo, but their performance was hot and they said that the songs will make the evening look like a summer.. astig!

then we reached the middle of the area and we got ourselves lock in at the media area, we stayed there to eat some food and drink some beer, we hear Rivermaya playing in the main stage, there we decided to make our plan, after eating.. we must go ahead to the front of the stage for a better view and a nice place to shoot photos, there we met our co-blogger friends who were there too to cover the event and will be posted later on to their blogs.

the crowd went wild already when Rivermaya played some hits,then the crowd already making some weird movements like dancing, running and playing with the music. The bouncers got into panic and tried to secure that the barricade will not break. Wow they did a great job and it always amazes, it is scary sometimes to see a big crowd and I'm very alert in observing everything and just to be ready whenever the barricade breaks up, a big stampede will occur,but I'm glad that we are safe and the barricade stood still. The barricade is for a division of the general admission and VIP at the event.

then we heard that the barricade will be removed and let people get in before the big main event, so the caterer and other bloggers and media went out of the media area and transferred to the main stage area. Then I got into a panic because I'm very scared for a big crowd to walk over, I called Lace to come over and meet me at the media area entrance, then it was a success, we got in all together and smooth, and also glad that the opening of the barricade is smooth and no accident happens.

then I got a text from my blogger team who were late and now having problems getting in the venue, they said that the entrance was closed down due to heavy traffic of people and I guess they did that to control the flow of people.

then after a couple of songs of Rivermaya, they just did a big countdown having Ramon Ang of SMC and Mayor Benhur Abalos of Mandaluyong City, initiates the opening of the giant beer barrel and then it was officially launched and more fireworks pop out in the sky.

After Rivermaya, there's this beer drinking game, and then I joined in substitute for one of the host, and there I got a head to head drinking beer race with Derek Ramsey, actor and host of the event, but I got into a massive adrenaline rush, because I haven't joined any beer drinking contest in my entire life, and this is my first, and also first time downing a Pale Pilsen in seconds..and wow! I did it.... but I got 8 seconds late and Derek finished it off and my team followed. We lost the race, but it's okay,we took home a San Miguel cap as a consolation prizes, and wow! saw Third Eye blind in the back stage wohoohoh.

after that, Bloomfield performed with classic music like the Beatles and other local pinoy classic love songs. then Out of the body special performed with the Planet Zips, zipping with fire and flames and it was hot, but lovely to see them now doing a real fire zips. And then after the performance, everyone is now screaming "Third Eye Blind" , then after a few host talk and stage games. the band Third Eye blind showed up and played their hits like Semi charmed of life, Graduate, Blinded, Losing a whole year, Jumper, Anything, Deep inside of you and many more.

They also played 3 new songs, and they just announced that they are now recording for their 4th album and they just flew to the Philippines after recording some new songs. It was a great musical performance and they just said that it was their first time here,, and they just wished that they had perform here years ago and promised that they will be back.

the crowd really went wild when the band played their hits, the guest bands behind us were enjoying the show and mentioned that they really want to cry. Then the show ended, the band left the stage and then people are shouting "more! more!", then many people left the area, but I just told RG that the show isn't over because they haven't dismantle all the guitar and equipments, then the tech man went on stage and did another sound check, many people was shocked and screamed, they want back on stage and played two more songs.

it was a great show! and it is only a gig!!! the appearance and live performance of Third Eye Blind is not listed in their official website www.3eb.com, and no mention that they will be here in Manila, and not listed as a concert or tour. ahhahaha. it was great! San Miguel really pulled this and it was a total success. Congrats again and many thanks!!!!! I'm now excited on what will be for next year.

Here's my video blog coverage of the Third Eye Blind live performance in Manila


and more videos to come.


more photos in my album at

Worlds longest beer bar and beer toast @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 (Syento Beinte)

Sugarfree @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

Oktoberfest launching and Rivermaya @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

Beer contest, Bloomfield, Az vs. Derek Ramsey @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

Planet Zips, Out of the Body Special, Hotdog girls, beer contest @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

Bloggers @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

Third Eye Blind @ San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 120 kick off party

and here are some photos

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Friday, September 05, 2008

OtakonEK Convention 2008 production note 1

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Finally, my first production note and that the Project Otaking that was posted in my production notes here is now unveiled and this is one of the 1st major events for Otakus here in the Philippines. Well, that the main title sounds like an event from the USA like the OTAKON, but the main title of the event sounds like OtakonEK - Otaku Connect or connecting all otakus in one event.

hahahaa, did it made sense to you?

some people know the word Otaku, for those who are not yet familiar with it, the term Otaku was originated in Japan, and it was used to describe people who have this big obsession into some things, or a big fan or a big lover. If we say that you are a toy or anime Otaku, it means that you are big fan, collector, hobbyist and a lover of toys and anime. But in the word Otaku, it means everything, not just anime, not just toys, but mainly everything!.

so read more here for the official updates for OtakonEK Convention 2008.

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I just met the people days ago and we are here having some ocular inspection for the venue of th e press conference that will be held on September 9. The press conference and media preview will be available to all press, media, tv, bloggers and otakus. If you are interested just message me via email at azrael at gmail dot com with your name, contact, blog, website, company and email.

the venue will be at Azzurro Bistro, 2nd Floor Somerset Millennium, 104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

the location is behind AIM bldg (Asian Inst. of Management), and while AIM is infront of Greenbelt 1 in Makati City. ok,thats the clear landmark for everyone. if you have questions just message me.

here are some photos of the press con venue

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dressing room for cosplay models

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the press ground

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the part of this venue will be filled with toys and collectibles.

more photos at OtakonEK Convention 2008 Press and Media Preview (VENUE)


Petster : Eastwood City’s Way of Welcoming Pets

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Petster : Easwood City’s Way of Welcoming Pets
(By: Johnny Filart)

Not a few Metro Manila malls and shopping centers advertise themselves as pet-friendly or allow pets in their premises as a way of welcoming pet lovers and responsible pet owners. It is not a hidden reality that throughout the last decade of economic decline, the pet industry in the Philippines has shown it resiliency and ability to go contrary to expectation. It continued its growth now claiming five large pet markets throughout the metropolis as against two some ten years ago.

Back in 1998, I opened an E-Learning School in Eastwood City called Cyberstate University. The shopping center was not even constructed at that time and while I saw the full potential of the area as a cyber hub, I never dreamed of it being a haven for pets. But you never know how things turn out. Today, ten years after, I was surprised to get an invitation to speak in a joint collaborative endeavor between Eastwood City mall and Philippine Canine Club, Inc (PCCI) entitled, “Petster”. I did not hesitate to accept the invitation even though I know it was going to be on a Sunday which is a time reserved for the family. I knew early then that our audience would also be composed of families taking advantage of the lazy Sunday afternoon to enjoy Eastwood City.

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To say the least, nostalgia set in and I wanted to be there and be part of the action. Petster was the first collaborative project between PCCI and Eastwood City in order to properly inform pet owners on various aspects of pet ownership, maintenance, health care, making the right choices and the long term responsibility in owning pets. As we have done for Animal Scene in several venues and occasions, I was looking forward to this informative interaction between the dog club and dog owners.

It was a great advantage that both Jason Alvarez, Eastwood’s Senior Marketing Manager and his able Marketing Officer, Lei Eugenio are both passionate dog owners. Therefore the partnership between PCCI and Eastwood City Mall is a dream come true. PCCI for its part has been in the business of promoting dog welfare and responsible ownership for the last forty-five years as its primary charter and mandate. A more refreshed outlook and program was necessary starting this year in order to reach out to its more than thirty thousand members. The program was avenue to promote the right ways to approach dog ownership. The venue was perfect in as far as Eastwood City Malls was in the forefront of welcoming pet owners bring their pets along while doing their shopping and leisurely weekend outings.

I could not see a better team to collaborate with Jason and Lei on one side and Cher Pauline Cruz of PCCI on the other side. All three formed the nucleus of this balanced information drive that would capitalize on PCCI’s deep history in promoting responsible dog ownership whereas Jason and Lei represented a familial institution that welcomed with open arms the presence of pets in their mall areas. Their youth and professionalism reverberates to the extent that pets would be welcomed and taken good care of while they romp around Eastwood City. Dog owners are likewise on notice that they can spend leisurely walks with dogs in tow and not be worried about their dogs staying home alone and bored even on weekends.

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Synonymous with Eastwood being the first cyber city in the country, Petster is a nomenclature derivative between “pets” and the popular web play, “friendster”. While my kids picked up on the name right away, it took me a few minutes to discern what Petster as a program name really meant to me. Yes, I have forty fogs, 200 birds, reptiles in my hair and arowanas in different shapes and colors. Still and all, my cyber adventure stops when I leave my work in the evenings and on weekends. The computer serves to connect me on off hours through emails but that’s about as “techie” as I can get. I still prefer the warmth and noise of my cockatoos, Chihuahuas and German Shepherds at home. I hope my neighbors will forgive me, but even if they don’t I can always say, I have lived in the neighborhood ten full years ahead of them.

Sunday, August 31st came and I was overcome with fever right after my Sunday morning mass. Was I that much excited? Well, I was excited enough to reach for antibiotics, a full lunch and two hours sleep in the afternoon to make sure I was out there by 4:30pm to do my spiel on “Choosing the Right Dog”. For the last five days I made sure my boy, Jun bathe and groomed Grando my German Shepherd, Ace, my Philippine Champion Chihuahua and Bea, my three month old Pomspitz. The dark clouds didn’t discourage me although I feared the worse of not being able to report for work the next day if my condition would get worse after the program. Se La Vie!

It was a joyous forum spent with two other experienced dog breeders who spoke on basic dog care, maintenance and my topic of making the right choice. Besides Simon Sim, Danny Ramilliano and myself, a strong boost of support came from Mildred Valdes and Roland Gapuz . How can you pass on such a happy occasion where you can interact with entire families who brought along their Goldens, their Shitzus, their mini-snauzers, pomeranians and their Chihuahuas. I am sure there were a host of other dog breeds loke the huskies and the poodles but the spotlight was so strong in my face that I could hardly make out different faces and pet dogs a meter in front of the stage.

While the question and answer portion livened up the audience, I am sure picture takings and the chance to buy pet accessories crowned their Sunday afternoon before the event was over. Of course the program was not complete without the unveiling of the Podium dedicating Eastwood City as the pet-friendliest mall in the entire Metro Manila. Superlatives are in order as this is one place that puts not only its money where it mouth is, it also lives the mission of providing the safest and most enjoyable mall for pets to be.

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Who can beat the sumptuous and belly busting dinner provided by Seafood Island. The fellowship among dog lovers, the PCCI personnel, the Eastwood City Commercial management team and a host of pet aficionados was at its best during the dinner. Amidst cloudy skies and a slight drizzle nothing could dampen the exchange and stories going back and forth about each and everyone’s exhilarating dog encounters. Thus, as the week dawned to a close and the excitement died down with the tired masters and their best friends finding their way home, comes to a close one of the best chapters in a partnership aimed at providing our pets with the best information on care and attention in a venue close to pet heaven. Complete with a red carpet treatment for the canines and the felines species.

See you in Eastwood City Malls! Where your pets are kings and queens and you are just a breath away from shopping heaven.

To pursue the Petster Mission the following are the subsequent events integral to advancing information dissemination on responsible pet ownership:

Sept.21, 2008 : 5PM
- Know the Breed standards Part I
- Basic Dog Grooming tips
- Feeding your dog
- Pet Registration Day ( c/o PCCI )

Sept. 28, 2008 : 5 PM
- Know the Breed standards Part II
- Forum on showing dogs
- Awarding of Champion dogs
- Registration for Eastwood City Pet Blessing 2008

October 5, 2008 : 5 PM
EASTWOOD CITY'S PET BLESSING 2008

Venue for all these events will be at the Eastwood Central Plaza

more info below after the link

more photos at Petster : Easwood City’s Way

photos are from www.philcanineclubinc.multiply.com

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Free selling booth in all weekend of September

Free selling booth in all weekend of September

Enchanted Kingdom if offering FREE booths in all weekends of September 2008.
the booth is located near the Space Shuttle, all air conditioned store venue that can accommodate 10 booth exhibitors and sellers.

booths are open only to items for hobbies and collectibles, such as comics, anime, toys, gaming, and other related items and merchandise.

if you made it on the list, then you can start setting up tomorrow before theme park opens at 10am.

if you are interested, pls contact
Richard Burgos at email : burgosrp2003@yahoo.com
Tel. 812-7232

ENCHANTED KINGDOM
G/F The Biltmore Condominium
102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City


for ingress and ID pass and also instructions.

this is in line for a big upcoming event that will be observed every year.


thanks!

Azrael

San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest and Third Eye Blind today ( MAP)


click above the image to see the map clearly.

It looks like that the Third Eye Blind stage will be located in front of the street of El Pueblo, but too bad that the stage might face infront of the SMB building, I'm not sure but it looks rock.

I already got information that we will be having a VIP and general admission passes, but I'm not yet sure if I will get the VIP, but I will pray that the SMB people give VIP passes to me and to my blogger team ehehhee, because we like events and we like to cover them and post it here in our blogs for everyone.

It will be a long night tonight, because that the longest beer bar will be held here, a history in the making in our country, another record for the world, and an enjoyable night listening to the live rock music of Third Eye Blind.

see you all later guys!


got the image poster at the Spot.ph forums

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Az video blog - playing Eraserheads song

its for my little tribute...



just forgive me for I'm a rusty guitar player, with no practice and never played a complete song for years hahahaha.

this song was selected due to a number of votes that is being discussed in my plurk post.

this for everyone! hahahahaa.

Ely Buendia sings “With a smile” as the crowd sings along. During the15th song “Light Years”, Ely Buendia doesn’t seem quite right as he nearly loses his balance after finishing the song and giving the guitar to his Production staff. After the song ends, a 20-minute countdown clock showed up on the screen.

and btw, check out SPOT.PH I have special coverage for them about the Eraserheads concert, you can visit the page here at http://blogs.spot.ph/editors_blog/?p=120

Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen news : day 1 shoot video and Michael Bay in action

this post is also published in www.transformersph.com

I got this video at SHH, and you'll see the first ever day 1 shoot for the Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen, you'll notice that Michael Bay mentioned Transformers 2 and instead of the official title of the 2nd movie.

After seeing this, make me tickle and watch again the TF movie DVD hahahahaa

enjoy the vid!



in the video you will see how Michael Bay direct the crew and actors, and hey! he is right! this movie is for all kids who love to dreams... Michael Bay! you rocks!!!!!

If the shoe fits

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that's me! trying to crash a photo shot of Mark Cerbo's coverage of Olivia.

ahhaah, can't think of a blog title,just saw this title in a book here at home. Been busy the past days and yes the 4th Backdoor Ventures ARTS and MUSIC Festival is already done and it was a blast, I like to congratulate Jay and the crew of Backdoor Ventures for another succes, I'm now super excited for the coming festival next year.

as you can see that I'll be busy for awhile, because I'm now working on this new big event for Sept 28 and yes, it is a big one, although that our preparation is limited, we still got much time in organizing it and there it goes, our press conference will be on Sept 9, next tuesday.

I'm a little nervous and tense, because the press and media will be there, been to a lot of press cons and media launches, but having me speaking at the press con gives me the creeps and chills... hope
I'm okay and need to re-energize myself on Monday.

The Eheads concert made me better and learned a lot from them, from the music, the wheel that turns around that concert thing, the organizers and the people involved. Yes! what I learned from them is that. every seconds that has time is still a big time that anything can happen. means that even that a certain event will happen in the next 12 hours, there's still time that it can be canceled or postponed and changes can still take place unexpectedly.

whew! a big lessons for me ehhhehee.
ok. big part is after the press con next week, will be my first ever job hunting hahhaahaa.
damn! will get a job and will embrace the office scent at last!

will that stop me blogging???
ehermmm... No..

and wait..forgot to tell you that I have a brand new toy here at home hahhah
thanks super to my lovely parents! mom and dad! whoohohh da best!

San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest and Third Eye Blind this Sept 5 in Manila


click to enlarge to see the map of the festival in Ortigas City

The World Record attempt
the SMB Oktoberfest will start early, and I know everyone are excited about this, and for those who don't believe, just go to Ortigas city and you'll see that all roads are now closed and they are now preparing and posting all the tents and stage for Sept. 5, 2008 grand kick off party for the San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest.

The country will have a Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest Oktoberfest celebration with the most number of people having a big toast and having also the longest beer bar.

The event is open to all and the event will start with around 40 top bands and also includes Third Eye Blind. The event will have its own kick off event in the provinces, that includes Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, Olongapo and Sta. Rosa City.


Limited Edition San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer
Beer lovers will surely love this, they have launch a new line of SMB beer brew and this is only limited for the Oktoberfest and it will also be part of the world record attempt.And it will be available on Sept. 5 kick off event.

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the limited edition SMB beer Oktoberfest is made of 100% malt, it is very tasty, light and smooth. When I first tasted it at the press launch, it is so much different in the SMB light, if you love light beer, you will love this new beer and I'm sure everyone will miss it. Not too heavy in your belly. And of course, the beer is so tasty and great if it is in super iced cold.

It is different and I really like the taste of it.

Third Eye Blind
Many people still can't believe that the American band, Third Eye Blind have a concert here in Manila this Sept 5. And the news just broke up last August 28th and everyone still can't believe if it is really true or not, but now many bloggers are now cutting that rumor and reveal the real deal.. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the band, Third Eye Blind will be here in Manila and they are included in the kick off event for the SMB Oktoberfest on Sept. 5 in Ortigas City.

if you can't believe it, here's a photo from the press launch.

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you can more about the event here in my previous post last week.

and for details on how to get tickets, here it is.

Ticket Type: General Admission (Longest Bar)
Ticket Longest Bar Venue: Php 120.00 per head inclusive of 2 San Miguel Pale Pilsens
Note! A General Admission Ticket gains entrance to the longest beer bar section along San Miguel and Julio Vargas avenues ONLY to be able to watch the events happening in any of the four (4) stages and take part in the numerous booths, games & activities in the main area. Entrances are at the intersection of Julio Vargas Avenue & St. Francis Road and intersection of San Miguel Avenue & Lourdes Drive. Tickets to enter the Special Viewing Section for the ThirdEyeBlind concert and Special Oktoberfest Marquee sections are sold separately.

Ticket Type: Special Oktoberfest Marquee
Ticket Oktoberfest Beer Marquee: Php 300.00 per head inclusive of 3 San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers & food

Note!: A Special Oktoberfest Marquee Ticket gains entrance to the air-conditioned tent and longest beer bar section along San Miguel and Julio Vargas avenues. The Special Oktoberfest Marquee Section is located at the Open Space Parking Area along San Miguel Avenue beside Metrobank & in front of the main gate of San Miguel Corporation Head Office Complex. Tickets to enter the Special Viewing Section for the ThirdEyeBlind concert are sold separately.

Ticket Type: Gold Ticket
Special Viewing Section: Php 1,500.00 per head inclusive of 2 San Miguel Pale Pilsens at General Admission Section and 3 San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers & food at the Special Oktoberfest Marquee Section

Note!: A Gold Ticket gives access to the privilege few to a Special Viewing Section to be the closest to watch ThirdEyeBlind perform live. In addition, the Gold Ticket gives access to all other sections specifically the Special Oktoberfest Marquee with three (3) San Miguel Oktoberfest Beers plus food and the General Admission (Longest Bar) Area with two (2) San Miguel Pale Pilsens.

thanks to Juned for the ticket infos


Buy these tickets now to be assured entry to the biggest, grandest San Miguel Oktoberfest. Contact Ms. Angie Carlos at 632-2218 and/ or email at acarlos@smg.sanmiguel.com.ph.

to know more on how to avail these tickets early before or at the event itself

Visit also Buy your OKTOBERFEST tickets in advance!
more photos below after the link

more photos in my album at San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 2008 - presscon, bands and beer

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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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