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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Elmo Live toy now available in Manila



I was surprised that they really sell this now in the mainstream market, and I remembered years ago that we encounter some limited stocks of the version 1 and 2 of Elmo. And even in the USA they have this purchase limit, one toy per person only for every toy store visit. My mom and dad bought one for them years ago, and my mom got a problem getting one for me in the USA, because of the purchase limit per person. Now the new version of this talking doll, Elmo Live is now available for order in Toy Kingdom SM MOA at a price of Php5,000 thats around $106, and Toy Kingdom is now accepting orders since October 15th and the official distribution of the pre-ordered toys will be given on November 2.

They say that there are some stocks available for purchase, if you are interested , try to ask the store attendees.

What's the new feature of Elmo Live?
hmm, it can talk! it can wave it hands! it can tell stories.... wiggle.
sit down and stand up ( I think)

read the toy info from Fisher Price

In this truly life-like creation, for the first time ever, Elmo seems to actually be speaking as his mouth opens and closes just like the real muppet, Elmo, from Sesame Street. His mannerisms are right on target as his head moves back and forth as he speaks. He waves his arms, sits and stands, even crosses his legs all the while telling stories and jokes, singing songs and playing games. Children can activate the magic with a tickle or a squeeze of Elmo’s foot, tummy, back or nose. Approx. 12"H. Requires 6 AA batteries. visit the site here

check out below and a our video which we did a little demo on Elmo Live toy.
so cute!!!

Now I want this toy for Christmas 2008! wohohohoh This toy is a perfect gift item to kids and adults!


here are some photos and video

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Pantene Bloggers Night Out ( photo coverage)

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here are the photo coverage from the event Pantene Bloggers Night Out which was held at Taste Asia, Mall of Asia.


Just had a learning experience about Pantene and its 3 minute treatment, Meet and greet with Judy Ann Santos, listening to pop rock music of RJ Jimenez, listening to cool 80's rock music of Mystakes, surfing the net, plurking, drinking beer, eating seafoods, chatting with bloggers, and enjoying a night of Pantene make over.

more photos below after the link

if you have other photo albums of the same event, feel free to post it in my comments board.


more photos in my album at

Pantene Bloggers Night Out ( photo coverage)

My 3 minutes with Judy Ann Santos

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My 3 minutes with Judy Ann Santos

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thanks to Pantene 3 minute treatment !

hahahaa...this is from the Pantene Bloggers Night Out while ago..


tnx to Judy Ann too...

astig!


more photos after the link below

more photos at My 3 minutes with Judy Ann Santos

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photographed by Jay De Jesus

will update more photos later from the photo camera of my blogger friends

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Art of Billboards: 2nd Media Opens the Biggest Outdoor Gallery in Asia ( press/media launching)

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that's me acting as a human artwork stand,
"Best Things" artwork is made by Gari Buenavista

If you really like to make a big announcement or perhaps try to show the people on what you want to believe and share to them that a part of something need a lot change, all you need to do is be visible in the public one. And if you want to preserve mother nature, how will you let people know about your campaign? But here's the great thing I have discovered from last night's press event. 2nd Media - the Public Affairs arm of the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP) has made a new chapter in the history of billboards and out door advertising with the Philippine launching of the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route. READ MORE BELOW


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photo from nuffnang.com.ph

“Art throughout history has always inspired change by always going beyond the frame,” says Dondie Bueno, 2nd Media spokesperson. “And with the OAAP, we aim for the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route to be a catalyst for change in the metro by pushing the boundaries of what billboards can be.”

Dubbed as the biggest outdoor gallery in Asia, it features artworks from 10 of the most promising Filipino artists such has Popo San Pascual, Riel Hilario, Eddie Boy Escudero, Jose Terence Ruiz, Mario V. Fernandez, Gari Buenavista, MM Yu, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Lotsu Manes, and Tina Fernandez of ArtInformal who also curated the exhibit.

Sharing a theme that highlights environmental awareness, these artworks located in key locations across the metro, is in support of the ongoing international movement rallying for nature conservation. “People are not used to seeing paintings on a billboard. This momentarily takes them out of their daily grind and they start to notice. Can you imagine a better way to drive your message across than to evoke reactions from passersby?” continues Bueno.

Also through the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route, 2nd Media and the OAAP aims to raise awareness that billboards are in fact effective channels for communication and are not just tools for advertising. “We want these paintings and photographs on billboards to enrich and entertain people. We want them to engage in discussions about the artwork they saw at North Luzon Expressway or how they liked the one in Cubao better.”

Aside from bringing art to the people, the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route also complements the initiatives of the local government towards uplifting the country's urban landscape. “Galleries often show their best artists at fairs or exhibits, and these artists who contributed their works for the Manila Outdoor Gallery Art Route are the cream of the crop and deserve no less than the biggest outdoor gallery in Asia.” - Press Release, Geiser Maclang


And that's the biggest outdoor art gallery in Asia. If mighty giant billboards attract a lot of attention to the public, then we can have an artwork posted in the high rise tower in Manila and let the people reflect one another on how they can interpret the message embedded in the artwork.

more photos at The Art of Billboards: 2nd Media Opens the Biggest Outdoor Gallery in Asia ( press/media launching)

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the cloud photo art - "Hingang Malalim" by Tina Fernandez and Christina Quisumbing ramilo

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Mating Call by Popo San Pascual

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"Hayup ka" by Mario V. Hernandez

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"You Are What You BrEAThe" by Jose Terence Cruz

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Samsung Fun Club Event / Parokya ni Edgar @ Eastwood City

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And after my salon party, I was invited by Marcelle to attend with him in Eastwood City for the Samsung Fun Club event, and after signing up in the registration booth, I just remembered that I'm a registered member of this Fun club, because I used to own a Samsung phone years ago and I'm receiving a lot of their newsletter and event invite via email, but for this event in Eastwood City, I just got no email invite from them hahaha, maybe that they have tracked that I'm now using a different phone, don't worry Samsung, my heart is still in you. Might get a new Samsung Phone soon. ( check more stories, photos and video below)

I got carried away on seeing a lot of new Samsung mobile phone at the event, I saw a new innovation like you can hook your phone in a AV cable and see the images on your TV screen, were you can play games and also stream your photos or video. I'm no expert in identifying model names of phones, but I just saw something that they were talking about in some magazine and in the internet that they say that this new model can rival the iPhone, with its similar style and capability, but more built for sms, voice calls, internet and multimedia.

After the event, we enjoyed the live music performance of Parokya ni Edgar, the crowd went wild during their heavy performance, I got blocked by a lot of people who came from the back haahaha, but its okay, seeing them perform at its best is really great. All pinoy rock music really make us jump in the air and wave just like you don't care.


Here's my video coverage of the event, check out the last video - Parokya ni Edgar live!





more photos at

Samsung Fun Club event @ Eastwood City

Samsung Fun Club event @ Eastwood City | feat. Parokya ni Edgar

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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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