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Saturday, May 09, 2009

TODAY Is iBlog 5 - Philippine Blogging Summit 2009 in UP DIliman

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see you all later!!!!!!!


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Morning session:

Afternoon session:

7:00 pm onwards After-Event Party

Friday, May 08, 2009

Watch a movie for only Php 10


I want to watch Kung Fu Panda, Transformers, Hulk and Hellboy in a big screen again hahahaha.
and for only 10 pesos, you'll enjoy the movie while killing your time.

I just hope that they can release a list of movies every week. And hope that this gimik will apply to all SM Cinemas. I know its a Manila Day Celebration promo for 2009,but its better to have it than never.

see ya in the movies!

Manny Pacquiao in Sm mall of Asia

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I was helping my cousin to look for our driver, then the pacman came near the resto we are staying.

Jack TV Animation Festival 2009 (Philippines)

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Jack TV Animation Festival 2009
May 16, 2009 ( Saturday)
10AM-12 Midnight
SM City Amphitheater, SM North Edsa
(located near the Sky Garden, SM North Edsa)
FREE ENTRANCE

At last! I've posted this event and it appeared first in my blog, more updates will be posted soon and I suggest you watch Jack TV and visit their website for some information to be posted there.
They have various activity set-ups as well like Skatepark, Wall Climbing, Art doodle space, photo booth area, exhibits, cartoon screening and TOYS - COMIC Exhibit.

There's also a cosplay contest and I like to invite everyone to join and participate in a cosplay contest portraying any of their favorite cartoon character of Jack TV or WWE wrestlers. Read the rules below, and if you are interested to join the cosplay contest, feel free to post a comment for inquiries here in my blog. ^__^

btw, Toy Con 2009 Roadshow officialy begins here.

Read more below for cosplay rules and guidelines.

JACK TV ANIMATION FESTIVAL COSPLAY MECHANICS
1. Jack TV Animations Festival cosplay contest is open to all (Kids, Teens and Adults)

2. Jack TV Animation Festival cosplay contest has 3 categories for the individual cosplay contest.

LXB Best cosplay category
Programs:
* Samurai Jack, Ben 10, The Batman, Batman Beyond, Justice League unlimited, Justice League America, X-men Evolution, Legion of superheroes, Mucha Lucha, Loonatics unleashed

Situated Animated Comedy cosplay category Programs:
* Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, King of the Hill season, Futurama, Cleaveland Show

WWE cosplay category
Programs:
* WWE Wrestlers

3. Jack TV Animation Festival cosplay event will be held on May 16 Saturday at SM City Ampitheater, SM North Edsa. REGISTRATION STARTS at 10:00AM up to 3:00 PM only. Cosplay CATWALK will start at 4:00pm, Awarding will be around 6-7pm

4. Jack TV Animation Festival cosplay registration will be via Jack TV Online application (www.jacktv.com.ph) and during the event on May 16 (10-3pm). Look for the JACK TV registration booth for the contest, ask our marshalls at the gate for information.

5. Send entries online or fill out the necessary form at the registration booth during the event. If you have failed to submit this form, then your entry in the contest is not valid.


For JACK TV INDIVIDUAL Cosplay Category
Category : (LXB, SACK, WWE) ______________________
Full Name:______________________________________
Screen stage Name:_______________________________
Costume/Cosplay character:________________________
Age:___________________________________________
Contact Number:________________________________________
Email Address:________________________________________


6. The Jack TV Animation Festival is a general patronage event, we do not allow cosplay models on stage to showcase inappropriate presentation of their costume and character. Meaning no NUDITY, no Kissing, no sexual acting, we prohibit all of these presentations, and all organizers has the right to disqualify and remove the cosplay model off the stage. Anyone who violates rules and regulations will be subject to necessary sanction to be given by the Jack TV team.

7. Costume props, weapons and effects should not be harmful to anyone. We don't allow real life weapons like guns, knives, sword, katanas or anything that is sharp and bladed real life weapon. We allow only replicas and custom made props. Pyrotechnic props are also strictly prohibited at the event.

8. The organizers are not responsible for damage and injury to the cosplay models, we allow the participants to have their own assistant during the cosplay contest and preparation, but we don't allow the assistants catwalking on stage with the cosplay models. But we advise that all must be responsible in using their weapons props before, during and after the contest.

9. JACK TV will provide a dressing room and storage area at the backstage guarded by security and marshalls. But the organizers are not responsible for any loss of items and props.

10. A registered JACK TV cosplay participant agrees to follow all rules of the contest and also allow the public, press and media the authority to take photos and videos of all participants. The organizers has the right to document the whole contest proper and its participants in photos and video to be use in advertising and promotions of future Jack TV Animation Festival events.


Individual Cosplay Rules
1. NO entry limit for the individual category
2. All must place their entry into the appropriate category, our contest marshalls will assist you in what category your cosplay entry will be.
3. Cosplay models' catwalk will start at 4:00PM of May 16, 2009. We advise that all models should be ready an hour before the catwalk. Our marshalls will assist you and we will announce it on stage for everyone.
4. Cosplay models will be given number tags that must be worn at all times during the catwalk presentation.


CRITERIA FOR JUDGING and AWARDS

Craftsmanship = 40%
Accuracy/Adaptation = 30%
Stage Performance = 25%
Audience Impact = 5%

AWARDS
LXB Best cosplay award
Situated Animated Comedy Knockouts cosplay award
WWE cosplay award



PRIZES
P5,000 cash plus Jack TV Premium items for LXB Best cosplay award
P5,000 cash plus JACK TV Premium items for Situated Animated Comedy Knockouts cosplay award
P5,000 cash plus JACK TV Premium items WWE cosplay award


** Rules might subject to change, please visit our website and partner online site for announcement

For inquiries and questions please email us only at www.jacktv.com.ph

Fully Booked celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2009 (Philippines)

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If you thought that the Free comic Book day is over, then you are wrong!!!, FCBD is still here and will be at Full Booked, Bonifacio High Street. Free comics will be given away to all customers starting 10am, and its a first come, first served basis. Graphic novels will be sold with 20% off discount. May 23, 2009 will be the joy of receiving free comics from Fully Booked.

I;m wondering if they will be having that cosplay contest and comics collectible auction activity.
hmm, if ever we get information, I'll post it here immediately.

see you all there!

Taste of Manila 2009 - "Food in Art, Art in Food"



The Food Caterers Association of the Philippines (FCAP) will hild the annual "Taste of Manila" on May 8to9, 2009 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall

Our country's leading food caterers, restaurants and canteen/food concessionaires will be there again presenting their set up, food show, designs, main courses and an activity of FOOD TASTING for everyone.

Mothers Day event at SM Taytay


SM Taytay will be having their Mothers Day event, and if you are near the area, you can watch a free concert by Bugoy Drilon on MAy 9th, and then a Mothers day special on May 10th. Check the 2nd poster on the left to see the various activities for the Mothers day.

If you are a blogger in Taytay or near Taytay and want to watch the Bugoy concert, just post here your email and blog url, i'll contact you for a coverage bloggers pass for the event.

3D Movie and Post Production Presentation at SM D-Cinema


Admission is free, this event is open to all digital film makers, students, professional and amateurs, graphic artist, or any one who is interest in film making.

check the poster above for full list of activities and schedules.

Mr. Perry Hung of Digital Magic Hong Kong will be there to have a presentation about 3D movie and post production.

La Vida Mamma!- Celebrating the Different Facets of Motherhood at Eastwood City


Moms are superwomen. Aside from taking care of us and heading the household, there are other facets of being a mother that sometimes are being forgotten because of their family responsibilities. That’s why on Mother’s Day, May 10, Eastwood City came up with a unique fair to celebrate motherhood: La Vida Mamma!

Recognizing the different facets of a mother, Eastwood City divided the fair into five special sections : Mama Posh, Mama Pampering, Healthy Mama, Brainy Mama, and Mama the Foodie. Fifteen summer inspired cabanas will dot the Eastwood Mall Open Park each one filled with activities that address the different aspect of being a mother.

“Nothing compares to a mother’s love. For all that they give, they ask nothing in return,” said Kevin L. Tan, head of Megaworld’s commercial division. ““That’s why this mother’s day, we are giving the moms all the pampering and relaxation that they deserve, as our little way to return all the love they give us,” he added.

Moms can enjoy massages, make-overs, health and self-improvement talks, cooking demos, and sweet treats, among others, inside the fair. There will also be a fashion show featuring designs of La Salle College International at 7pm. A pair of south sea pearl earring from Jewelmer is also up for grabs in the raffle.

Mothers can join the fair for free with a P2,500 worth of single or accumulated purchase from any Eastwood City Walk, Eastwood Cybermall, and Eastwood Mall establishment from May 9 to 10. They can also bring home a fabulous goodie bag with these inside: Myra 400E, hand and body lotion, face lotion, facial moisturizer, Gyne Pro feminine wash, PH care feminine wash, magazines from Summit Magazines, books from Anvil Publishing, My Juiz drinks, and Hershey’s chocolates.

Registration starts at 11am of May 10. For inquiries, call 687-6770 to 74 or the Eastwood Mall Concierge at 709-1893.

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bloggers commentary
this is a great venue if you want an adventure with your mom during Mothers Day 2009, and mommies are the main highlight this May 10, 2009. Ask your dad too, to help you surprise her in a one of a kind event just for moms!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Movie promos : Star Trek and Angels and Demons


Check out this cool promos from SM Cinema. Get a limited edition Star Trek fan when you watch the movie at any participating SM Cinema branches, a perfect collectible item for a Trekkie.


And then log on to their website and have a chance to win Angels and Demons book. Check it out and enjoy movie merchandise goodies!

ANGELS & DEMONS: RATED R-13 & SHOWING AT SM CINEMAS STARTING MAY 15

Angels & Demons- the most awaited follow-up to the famous “The Da Vinci Code” starring Tom Hanks as Professor Robert Langdon, a symbologist who once intertwined with the Catholic Church was given a rating of R-13 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

This teen-friendly rating allows the much awaited movie to be shown in theaters nationwide including SM Cinemas starting May 15.

"Angels & Demons” is also based on a book by globally renowned writer, Dan Brown. As a special offer, SM Cinemas is giving away a chance for everybody to win the book - “Angels & Demons” through its online promo contest. Just log on to www.smcinema.com and answer a simple trivia question for a chance to win.

ANGELS & DEMONS, SHOWING MAY 15 AT SM CINEMAS.

And if you wanna win some premium items and screening tickets, Visit this microsite Friday the 13th premium item trivia contest and Star Trek screening ticket contest

Happy Brithday to Voice Master! - Pocholo Gonzales

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Happy Birthday Pocholo!! the man behind the voice of many characters in anime, tv ads, voice overs, radio, podcast and many more. Head honcho of http://www.creativoices.com

see you later at your birthday party ehheheee.
The VoiceMaster has worked a voice actor since 1996, at the age of 17 when he won the voice acting competition of DZMM's Drama and Singing Contest Radyo Radyo with Joey Galvez and May Valle. He graduated with a BA in Speech Communication and took up his Master's Degree in Broadcast Communications, both from UP Diliman. Under Tinig Kabataan or Voice of the Youth (VOTY), an advocacy organization he and several friends founded, he also anchored the only youth advocacy radio program at DZME.

One of the VoiceMasters' skills is doing impressions of politicians and celebrities. A radio ad where he imitated the voice of Mike Enriquez won an award during the Ad Congress.

In January 2006, Creative Programs Inc. hired him as Voice Dubbing Director for HERO TV and Cinema One, the first exclusive channel for Tagalog-dubbed anime. His credits include Voice Director, Writer, Translator and Voice Actor for 8 Man After, Demon Lord Dante, Offside, "Bokura Ga Ita", "Shura No Toki", "Ursula's Kiss", "Negima 2" and Black Jack.

The VoiceMaster has dubbed voices for thousands of hours of animation, including such titles as Gundam Seed Destiny, Wedding Peach, Soul Hunter, Negima, Cromartie High, Super Doll Licca, MegaMan, The Twins at St. Clare’s, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Digimon, Jumanji, Detective Conan, Wing Commander, and Cyborg Kuro-Chan, among others. He has also dubbed voices for Latin and Taiwanese soap operas translated into Tagalog, such as Meteor Garden and Chabelita.
The VoiceMaster has also voiced hundreds of local commercials for such varied and high-profile clients as PLDT, Globe Telecom, Smart Telecom, Level Up, Pepsi, National Bookstore, Coffeemate, Wendy's, Insular Life, Oral B, Petron, RCBC Savings, Wow Magic Sing, Coca-cola, Colt 45, Western Union Money Transfer, Milo, Xenical, Purefoods, Mr. Clean, McDonalds, Head and Shoulders, Rebisco Crackers, and so on.

He has done work for various TV and radio stations, both major and minor, as reporter, broadcaster, host, voice over, radio drama talent and voice director. His programs include Lakas Kabataan, Voice of the Youth Radio, Awit-Tawanan, Radyo Radyo, Sey Mo, Sey Ko, Text Love, Mr. Romantico, Ito ang Palad Ko, Hagupit ng Pagkakataon, Batibot, Batang Batibot, Koko Kwik Kwak, Tatak Pinoy and Sineskwela.

He works as freelance voice talent for local audio production houses such as Hit Productions, Sound Design Productions, Liquid Post, Digitrax, Ignite Media, Ad Farm, Noisy Neighbors, Audio Media, RoadRunner Audio Post, Cutting Edge Productions, SoundWeavers and 101 Beat.
Recently, he was casted to do the voice of Toti and Hal An for the first Digital Full Length Animation Movie entitled DAYO THE MOVIE. He was the only professional voice artist among other TV Personalities who did voices for Dayo. - from his Facebook page

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Playboy Philippines Magazine May 2009 issue - cover feature



Here's a teaser for the upcoming issue of Playboy Philippines May 2009, and if you want to see the full cover, just view it below and read more of it. I'll be posting lots of pictures here soon, so check back and bookmark this page. Thanks for this mystery person for providing a scoop on who's on the cover. And if you get tired of guessing the cover girl, then click more and read below.

Check out below for the full cover ( Safe for Work)

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Aiza Marquez for Playboy Philippines Magazine May 2009 issue.

-edit May 7, 2009

Press Release

PLAYBOY Philippines PRESS RELEASE FOR MAY 2009 Continuing the momentum from their successful 1st Anniversary issue, Playboy, the foremost men’s lifestyle magazine, pays tribute to the homeland with features on the best the Philippines has to offer! Movie and TV personality Aiza Marquez is the cover girl in a pictorial showcasing our country’s natural beauty, Portrait of a Filipina.

Readers are taken on a tour with Playboy’s look at some of the Philippines’ 7107 Destinations, while New Tastes in Old Manila are found to delight the palate with unique spins on local culinary favorites. Playmate of the Month Suan Javinez lets us fly the friendly skies and Unsung, Unheard is an in-depth look at the national sport that never was: Arnis.

Managing Editor Mikhail Lecaros visits the factory and showroom of internationally renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue, and rounding out the issue is an exclusive, frank 20 Questions interview with Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ace Durano on tourists, politics and Filipino hospitality. Also included is Hollywood funnyman Seth Rogen’s riotous Playboy Interview, along with all the regular men’s lifestyle sections and content that have made Playboy a household name.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
HOMEGROWN I’ll be honest: Following up the bonanza that was last month’s Anniversary issue wasn’t easy. Whereas our April was a tribute to the tenets that have made PLAYBOY an international icon (namely, beautiful women, lifestyle features, meaningful articles, insightful interviews, beautiful women), for May, the team decided to play things a little closer to home by highlighting the wonders of the Philippines. At any rate, we weren’t about to sit on our laurels, producing features on local travel, food, furniture, martial arts (arnis), topped off with Tourism Secretary Joseph ‘Ace’ Durano himself answering our 20 Questions.

Former flight attendant Suan Javinez proves old habits die hard, taking flight as our Playmate of the Month, and bringing everything together into one beautiful package is PLAYBOY regular Kristine Soguilon’s stunning cover of TV pesonality Aiza Marquez - the story behind which, apparently, is an adventure in and of itself. To those who thought we were tapped out, nothing could be further from the truth. To the faithful, sit back, relax and enjoy, we’ll see you again next month!

ADAM PENN Editor-in-Chief PLAYBOY FACTS In 1953, Hugh Hefner created PLAYBOY and, in the process, set the standard by which all subsequent men’s magazines would be judged. Irreverent, yet never immature; Sexy, yet never lewd, PLAYBOY would deliver on its promise of being the ultimate men’s lifestyle magazine, featuring entertainment, politics, culture, humor and sex - all presented with a sophistication and intelligence uncommon to men’s publications before or since.

EDITORIAL CONTENT
PLAYBOY’s groundbreaking combination of lifestyle and editorial content has featured contributions from some of the most important names of the journalistic, business and entertainment worlds, including Marshall McLuhan, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Alex Haley, Martin Luther King, Jr. (his last published work before his death), Shel Silverstein, Lenny Bruce, David Halberstam, Nat Hentoff, P.G. Wodehouse, Vladimir Nabokov, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, Herbert Gold, T.C. Boyle, Ken Purdy, W. Somerset Maugham, Vladimir Nabokov and Gore Vidal, as well as local writers and Palanca Award winners, Butch Dalisay, Krip Yuson, Mike Marasigan and Susan S. Lara. Literary icons who have had their works published in the pages of PLAYBOY, many exclusively, include Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Clancy, Margaret Atwood, Michael Crichton and John Updike.

WOMEN PLAYBOY has featured some of the most beautiful women in the world, from its girl-next-door Playmates to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Denise Richards, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Ursula Andress, Kim Basinger, Shannen Doherty, Brooke Burke, Gena Lee Nolin, Charisma Carpenter, Drew Barrymore, Daryl Hannah, Naomi Campbell, Bo Derek, Katarina Witt, Stephanie Seymour, Farrah Fawcett and Sharon Stone.

INTERVIEW SUBJECTS PLAYBOY
Interview and 20 Questions subjects are the movers and shakers of their chosen fields. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, Jimmy Hoffa (Hoffa's last interview before his disappearance), Jimmy Carter, Yasser Arafat, Muhammad Ali, The Beatles, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Edu and Luis Manzano, Ryan Cayabyab, Tetchie Agbayani, Gloria Diaz, Atty. Felipe Gozon, Chavit Singson, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Gringo Honasan, and Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, have all taken their turns, speaking candidly on anything and everything that came to mind. -----------------------

Join PLAYBOY PHILIPPINES at FACEBOOK! Visit http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=45651963549#/pages/PLAYBOY-Philippines/62184297496 and http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=45651963549#/group.php?gid=45651963549&ref=ts

for more information and updates on your favorite PLAYBOY Cover Girl,
Playmates, Bunnies and the features and articles. PLAYBOY Philippines OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http://www.playboyph.com/

video
Aiza Marquez guest on Juicy TV, talks about his pictorial and being a cover girl of Playboy Philippines May 2009 issue

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men - variant cover by Marc Silvestri

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bloggers commentary:
I just don't know that the story arc has gone too far already, and I'm already lost in the Marvel Universe. I guess this is a big wake up call to go back to comics. The internet work I'm doing in my blog made me too busy and forgot the most important thing for me.. - read comics!!!!!!


DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA #1
COVER BY:
Jae Lee
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Simone Bianchi & Marc Silvestri
INKS: Klaus Janson & Cam Smith
COLORED BY: Frank D'Armata
LETTERED BY: VC - Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
The Dark Avengers take on the Uncanny X-Men! Kicking off the 6-part crossover event, rising star Matt Fraction (UNCANNY X-MEN, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) is joined by X-artist supreme Marc Silvestri (X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX, CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE ONE-SHOT) to bring you a story that shakes the foundations of the Marvel Universe. When mutant riots break out in San Francisco, Norman Osborn declares martial law and sends the Dark Avengers in to quell the riots and take down the X-Men. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Don't miss the first Avengers/X-Men crossover in over 15 years!
Rated T …$3.99

IN STORES: June 24, 2009

source : http://www.marvel.com

Denise Laurel for Uno Magazine May 2009 cover



After witnessing the big reboot of Uno Magazine few months ago, now we are experiencing on what UNO should be like many years ago.But I'm glad that the young team of the magazine reshape it to fit and attract the new generation ( and also the old too). But putting Denise Laurel on the cover is a new and fresh start, for us magazine fans and readers, this is more than a hot pan cake.

I haven't bought my April 2009 issue yet, I'm still having a hard time getting a copy, because most of bookstores and magazine stand haven't got their copy in stock. I'm trying my luck later to grab one and hope I can feature the magazine here.

Will wait for another month to see the final page of May 2009, I know Denise will end other magazines cover with her killer smile. (that's right bub!)

okay.. time now to dig some more magazine.

thanks to Unomagazine.com.ph for the plurk updates

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Read more below to check out the features and other Uno Girls




Don’t call her “The Girl Next Door” because there is more to Denise Laurel, the actress and the VJ, than one might think. Denise graces the cover of UNO Magazine’s May Summer Issue and gives a full interview on her life beyond the pretty face.

Tattoo artist Sarah Gaughler is making her mark. The Turbo Goth lead vocalist makes an impact in the music scene as she invades the band scene with their electronic pop music. 2007’s Philippines’ Next Top Model winner Grendel Alvarado makes us wonder how such a beautiful woman could have the name of a monster.



Get exclusive access to the making of the indie film “Sabungero,” starring the legendary Joel Torre, playing a man who unexpectedly finds renewal and redemption amidst the riot and clamor of the cockpit.
Plus
What do you get when you mix three Cebuanos and two Manilenos in a band? Whatever you call it, but it certainly makes good music with Franco.

And UNO Magazine editors are picking out the Best UNO Swimsuits… so far…

Star Trek premiere night @ IMAX Theater, SM MOA (with movie bloggers and trekkies)



thanks to Yehey.com for the cool movie invitation!
thanks to Solar-UIP
and to VIA ASTRIS and internet friends for a fun photo up and get together.

live long and prosper!!

Everyone geek out after the premiere and here are our photos.


more photos below



more photos in my album at
Star Trek premiere night @ IMAX Theater, SM MOA (with movie bloggers and trekkies)










Star Trek movie premiere in IMAX - my movie review

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I just came out fresh from a star ship ride in IMAX in SM Mall of Asia. I almost arrived late and my eyes caught a big space war between humans and an alien race. I just saw a new beginning, a tale of different worlds that happens on different time and space. The space is vast and the sound of exploding stars and sun remain silent. But in the depth of the blankness of space is someone waiting to decide the fate of both universe.

Its just not your ordinary space adventure, but more than that a sci fi movie. Star Trek or shall I say Star Trek: rebooth or Star Trek XI to some fans, is a remake of the original tv series, I was exposed to the old series during my high school years, and because that I'm a born Star Wars fans, It took me more than 10 years to understand the concept of it. But then I finally embraced its sci fi awesomeness and thanks to a local Star Trek group for allowing me to join with them in a weekly screening to understand and appreciate more the sci fi beauty of time and space concept.

I didn't got any problem understanding this movie remake, and because that I'm already aware of the terms and story concept of the series and the characters, it drives me crazy and excited to see these cool cameos and appearances of our favorite character. I was seating with my friend Mark Cerbo, who is a born trekkie, and the guy who taught me lots of things about Star Trek, didn't failed to answer all my questions on something that I didn't understand about the movie.

As they say, the story of each of the characters were revealed here as an origin story, and big revelations that will change the history of all Star Trek. The action phase and scene is very unpredictable, It is all action and suspense, and it was less talkies just like the old series. Its a JJ Abrams film, and I totally forgot it. The sci fi-ness of it added a great visual effects and modern technology. The Imax screen will put one geek into a triple geekasm on their seat. If you ask me, I got only one geekasm, as my trekkie seat mate, he got 10 geekasm, in staring those starships and characters.

The movie might never give any problem to new fans and viewers, as the terminologies of terms were easy to understand and hear it. The introduction of each characters are shown well, and its development up to the middle of the movie will entertain them and decide which character will have a big role in the entire movie. My guess was Spock, but in the end it was someone else.
I was like watching a sci fi version of Greys Anatomy, with out the drama and sex scene, well there are funny scenes that I know a trekkie can relate. The new actors portraying the old characters never gave me a problem, I enjoyed seeing them adapt the characters attitude and humor. Mccoy's attitude is still a winner, never fail to amuse me and its interaction with the major characters make it a close feel to the Original Series.

I don't have any complain on the visual effects, yes it was great! I love on how they treated on that teleportation sequence, I just love the intro of Spock landing in his home planet using a teleportation machine. The story is just plain common, but the concept of using this story will dramatically change the future of Star Trek, I'm not sure what will be the next after this film. I just hope that they prepare the sequel right away, and don't let the new and old fans waiting for another years to get a sci fi taste from the new frontier.

If I'm going to rate this movie.
all geek glory.

I'm giving it a 5 dancing bananas out of 5.

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Star Trek – In Theaters May 8, 2009 Photo Credits: Industrial Light and Magic


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GeekFight! Trivia Night @ Mag:net Cafe, Bonifacio High Street

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If you feel that you are a GEEK, then this event is for you, come and join the trivia contest and lets see who is the most geekiest person on Earth.

May 7, 2009 at 9:00pm
Mag:net Cafe, Bonifacio High Street

Do you know which Eraserheads song title also refers to a classic surrealist film?

Are you familiar with ‘The Tipping Point’, ‘remix culture’, and TED Talks?

Can you differentiate between a Terminator, a Replicant, and a (humanoid) Cylon?

If you answered “YES” to even a few of these questions, then you might already be a qualified Geek Fighter!

So gather a team of at least TWO (but no more than four) like-minded pals, and head over to Mag:net Café, Bonifacio High Street from 9PM onwards, this Tuesday, May 5, for the inaugural...

GEEK FIGHT! Trivia Night

More than just an ordinary pub quiz, it’s a chance to show off your pop stock knowledge, and earn FREE DRINKS, while you’re at it.

With 8 rounds of varied topics, covering Music, Film, Pop Science, Cultural Trends, Literature, Economics, and more, there will be plenty of chances to score big points. (A friendly tip: you'll probably want to choose Team-mates whose particular areas of interest differ slightly from your own, so that you've got most bases covered.

No pesky admission fees or registration costs to fret about. So round up as many friends as you can, and join the melee.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Filipino modern cuisine at Sentro 1771 Restaurant @ Greenbelt 3

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Catfish Sentro Style
Fillet of catfish glazed with Japanese ponzu sauce (touch of sweet-soury-soy) ( price P350)

If you are looking for a perfect restaurant that offers Filipino cuisine and dishes, then drop by to Sentro 1771 in Greenbelt 3 and you'll taste a good food that will slightly match your "lutong bahay" taste moment. Jonel of Letsgosago.net invited me to check out the restaurant and joining with other food bloggers Dine, Noemi and Bong. I first tasted the deep fried breaded shrip as for starters and after a few minutes, the meals were delivered on our table.

You may read more of my food review and also photos below

more photos below


more photos in my album at Sentro 1771 Restaurant @ Greenbelt 3

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Here's the deep fried shrip that you can dip in the sweetened vinegar, its a good start for cleaning your taste buds and get ready to enjoy the food taste of each meal.

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms
a beautiful plate of squash flowers generously stuffed with shrimps and cooked in coconut milk ( Price P180)

I didn't know that I'm eating is a squash flower, at first I thought it was some kind of vegetable. The Stuffed Squash Blossoms is a light meal, very soft and easy to digest, not that salty or sweetened, and thanks to the coconut milk for making it more tastier.

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Rated GG
Galunggong fillet fried in garlic with oil and topped with browned garlic (price P230)

One of my favorite of the last few min. and because that I don't eat galunggong fish, this fillet taht looks like a sardines helped me to eat and taste a galunggong.

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Bagoong Rice

The bagoong rice includes some side dishes like this adobo meat, tomato and green mango, I only ate the rice, because i want the salty taste of the bagoong and its like a multi tasking meal for me eating rice, bagoong and meal at the same time in one scoop of rice.

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Sinigang na Corned Beef
(price P420)

This is a specialty in Sentro, the taste of the tamarind juice tastes so natural and the taste of the corneed beef make it a little salty, but the deliciousness comes from the corned beef, it is light and I'm happy to eat it because I love corned beef. And oh, this is now from a canned corned beef.

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Halo Halo

the big size Halo Halo with natural ingredients of beans, macapuno, pinipig and leche flan. It is much different from other Halo Halo, I was hoping for a homestyle taste but this one taste more a commercial Halo Halo. Maybe because of the macapuno that has a strong sweet taste.

Visit Sentro 1771 in 2nd floor of Greenbelt 3
and watch out for their new branch soon in Edsa- Shangi La Mall ( correct me if I'm wrong, I just can't make it sure if it is in Edsa-Shangri La Mall or somewhere in Mandaluyong)


Adidas store grand opening in Greenbelt 3

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Adidas opened up their new store in Greenbelt 3 and it was the biggest Adidas store in the Philippines. I went there with Lace to check out the stocks and also attend the opening event of Adidas. There were sports and tv-film celebrities were there to enjoy the latest offerings of the store. Lace went into a shopping spree as I met her up in the middle of the event. DJ were playing and I found myself stuck looking at those Philippines designed Adidas sneakers, it was cool to see a Philippine flag theme design and I heard that these shoes are limited.

The Adidas collection also includes the Stella McCartney and Originals by Originals. The store looks like a fashion shop and more than just a sports apparel shop. Feel free to check it out and see their latest collections by Adidas.

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more photos in my album at Adidas store grand opening in Greenbelt 3

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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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