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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Are you ready for Blogapalooza ?

Blogapalooza Partnership
The big event will be this afternoon...so see you there!

Here are some of my list that I need to bring later

1. camera - to take pics of the event, products, speakers and my friends
2. notebook  - for me to write down important notes and information that I need to include in my blog post
3. extra pen - for my seatmate who don't have a pen
4. cellphones - for sms activities, I'm sure some of my blogger friends who will be late might txt me if the program already started, or use the phone to txt Jonel if ever I'm late hahaha
5. laptop - for live blogging
6. Smart Netphone - for live status updates in the Social Stream
7. Big green bag - if ever a Buko Joe join in the event, I can insert the buko fruits swags in my green bag
8. money - for lunch and dinner in a resto with Lace
9. notepad - bec. I dont print my calling card, I'll just write my email and Facebook url there
10. Blogapalooza badge - oppss forgot to post this in my sidebar...but its okay,I'll post the badge here

see you later blogapaloozers
this is an invite-only event of bloggers meet brands.
and not a kissing marathon with bloggers ahahahahaha

Friday, September 16, 2011

Solo in a beach

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I'm back now here in Manila and it was a rough road trip going back home, I didnt realized that there's an Oktoberfest party happening in Pasay City and that cluttered most of the parts of EDSA, but its okay, I just got a great time with my friends and hang out in a beach with no people around, yeah we three people are present only in the beach, more wacky photo shots taken there and its a great relaxation for us listening to the sounds of the quiet breeze of the wind and ocean. Thanks Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point.

Now I'm back..it means....back to work :)
see you later my blogger friends....blogapalooozzaaaaa!!

photo coverage:Condotel launch at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point

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Here's my photo coverage of the launch of the condotel in Thunderbirds Resorts Poro Point. Condotel is a 51 units condo like hotel that will be built infront of the resort and below the hill and near the boardwalk. Price of each unit is P5.5 million. They also opened a business opportunity to all their unit owners to do tie up with the resort by allowing their units to be rented by their patrons. I'll post more details here in my blog as soon as I arrive back in Manila.

more photos below

Thunderbird Resort Poro Point AVP


Our last day today here in TBR Poro Point, La Unio

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Big bike tricycle in La Union

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We rode this tricycle in La Union, the driver brought us to our destination, Ma Cho Temple to Halo Halo de Iloko. The sound of vroom of this bike caught my attention when I sat inside the trike coaster and then blogger friend Alex rode at the back seat and behind the driver. I checked the brand and its a Motorstar motorcycle, I double check if it is a big bike or a converted one, but I only see one big bike in the product list of Motorstar. Really cool to ride with the big bike trike, the driver might be the owner and a former big bike biker.

But what if we have a tricycle combined with a Gunbus 410 big bike?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Circular bricks of the temple

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We just finished our city tour here in San Fernando City, La Union. The photo above is from the Ma-Cho Temple.


Levitation at Hole 9 in Thunderbird Resort Poro Point

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During our tour around Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, I asked my blogger friend Alex to help me take a levitation photo here at the golf field.

Edge of Poro Point

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I went around the complex of Thunderbird Resort Poro Point here in San Fernando, La Union, I'm looking for spots to take photos and I went by the bay and saw these big rocks at the edge of Poro Point, the beach is located on the other side but it is closed for renovation.

Great Scott! I want this Nike Mag Back to the Future shoes

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OMG! This is the ultimate geeky shoes of all! I'm a big fan of the Back of the Future movie trilogy, the game and time traveling, They finally released the exclusive and limited edition NikeMag Back to the Future shoes, the same shoes that appeared in the classic Back to the Future 2 movie and worn by Michael J. Fox. They are auctioning off a limited 1, 500 pairs and all proceeds will be donated to Michael J. Fox to fight his parkinson disease. I want to order one, and I know that battling with other auction fans will be impossible for me, having a price of around 1k to 2k dollars is so expensive, I hope that there will be a third party or a replica makers can release another version, I love the shoes with light up effects and futuristic look.

the video

check it out at http://nikemag.ebay.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The welcome drink

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I hate pineapple fruits, but this one is very different, they used the body of the pineapple as our tumblr for the welcome drink here at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. It is a special juice that they created that was formerly from a wedding event of a celeb years ago. I'm glad that it is not pure pineapple juice.


Thanks for the 2 million hits

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Here's a great news for this blog. It has already reached the 2 million hits mark. The counter for the 1 million hits was reached April 20, 2010. After 1 year and 5 months, we reached another million which is a record of sorts here. I would like to thank my readers, social media friends, and the people who stumble on my blog posts. I just can't believe that my blog attracts a lot of readers in the almost 8 years of its existence. My blogging energy is now doubled and I will continue to deliver news and also my thoughts and opinions on various topics that I will encounter. Salamat ng marami talaga!

A few days ago, I announced a contest here in my blog and in my Facebook page. It’s all a simple game for you to catch the 2 million hits counter in my blog and to grab get a screen shot.

I now have not one but two winners! Congratulations to Raymon Delos Santos and is John Paul Suba! Raymond grabbed that screenshot posted above on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 3:45 AM, while John grabbed a screen shot on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 3:52 AM, only seconds from Raymon.

That was a close race. There were others who joined but didn't get lucky enough to capture the 2 million hits in my blog. Still, hanks for joining.

Congratulations again to Raymon for winning the game. He gets a Samsung Mp3 Player. I will email you the details on how to get your prize. As for John Paul, you get a second place prize, I'll email you too.

So here we are....if this was a TV show and it got 2 million views, I can say that Azrael's Merryland Season 2 is here! haahah. Let's wait on how
long until we reach 3 million hits

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

unboxing: SMART Netphone 701 android phone #smartnetphone @smartnetphone

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I finally got a chance to hold and use and also to unbox this cool SMART Netphone 701 android phone. this will be the 1st android phone that I'll be using and also write a review, I got stuck on the old mobile phone units years ago and never got a chance to test drive those iOS and Android phones, but its worth the wait and the much updated android phone here and exclusively distributed by SMART for their advocacy "internet for all", yeah its free Facebook, Twitter and SMART Chat for everyone if you have this SMART Netphone 701. I'm going to start my adventure with the SMART Netphone here in my blog, so expect some updates and review on each other day or a week all about this SMART Netphone.

Here's the unboxing ritual, if you bought this from SMART at a price of P9,900, then you'll get the same items inserted in the box. Check it our below.

video: Breaking Into Comics with C.B. Cebulski

Here's a video of C.B. Cebulski from the SDC 2011 and he gave a tip here for those who want to have a break into comics.

I've been involve in some portfolio review years ago from comic seminars, to mini events and conventions, they all have the same advices like have a great story telling in your drawings if you plan to apply as a comic artist, but for me, I got another interest if ever I'm going to work again for comics, I miss the engagements between comic artists, writers, studios and publisher. I guess its time for me to try and look for some outsource work, if Marvel or DC have it in their list, or might work again in a different comic studio or agency.. hmmm lets see.


Miss Universe 2011 blogabazinga!


(photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo via abcnewsgo)

The world became quiet and like a boxing match of Manny Pacquiao or a Harry Potter movie, everyone are focus on who will be the next Miss Universe winner for this year. I even go crazy after finishing my breakfast when my wife told me that it's the Miss Universe pageant happening now and aired on TV, we cancelled both of our workload for a while and plugged the TV set and saw that delayed broadcast of ABS CBN. I checked the status updates on Twitter, Facebook and Plurk, I saw that everyone are tune in and getting most updates on Twitter and live video streaming sites, yeah its like a boxing or Oscar awards activity when live streaming online becomes a trending activity for netizens and fans.

And after some hours of waiting, we saw that Miss Angola Leila Lopes won the crown as our new Miss Universe 2011. Congrats also to our Miss Philippines Shamcey Sup Sup for winning the 3th runner up of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant, she went there and stood with lots of confidence and its awesome that she did very well.

Here are my suppose to be status updates and reaction when I watched the Miss Universe pageant, I opened up the TV and saw first the top 16 and the bikini presentation.

read it below

Monday, September 12, 2011

coverage: 1st Bon Chon Foodie Treat (lots of candid shots )

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Foodies, food bloggers and Bon Chon fans are locked inside the Bon Chon store in Ayala Triangle, it was a wacky and fun food fest for all of us, and I got excited because there are some first timers that will the yummy, crispy and spicy chickens of Bon Chon. I arrived late at the food fest and then I took a fast photo coverage, candid shots and then I smacked 16 pieces of Bon Chon chicken and that fish fillet thing. so yummy! there's always a party in my tummy!

more photos below

Sunday time with family in Festival Mall Alabang (long kwento)

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Its our first time to hang out in Festival Mall Alabang last Sunday, me, Lace and Ash planned this for a week after our first time to go to Festival Mall in attending that Krispy Kreme store opening, it was a short visit and all establishments are starting to close early on a weekday, our night out as a family is so bitin and then we decided to have our pasyal moment on Sunday and target Festival Mall Alabang as our next route. (MORE STORY BELOW)

Angry Birds display at Ace Hardware

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I spotted this display showcase of Ace Hardware in their glass window and it features our favorite game - Angry Birds. They used cut outs of the Angry Birds characters and then used all kinds of hardware and plastic containers that they sell in the store those blocks like in the game. Check it out in Festival Mall Alabang

more photos below

Remember the 9-11

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Here's a satellite view a day after the 9-11 (check also my old post about 9-11)

This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

Image courtesy USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meet The Members Of The Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas was a group of professional American hip hop from Los Angeles and has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide. Let me introduce to you the members of the Black Eyed Peas;

William James Adams Jr. was born on March 15, 1975 also known as will.i.am or "Will I am. Sometimes he was called a Zuper Blahq. He is the lead vocals, songwriter, composer, and producer. He came to prominence in the late 1995 as a member of the Black Eyed Peas along with the rappers apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie. Will.i.am was born and raise in the projects of East Los Angeles. He never met his father, William Adams, Sr. and grew up with his mother Debra who encourage him to be unique, she encourage him to begin working on his musical career by sending him to school in Pacific Palisades and the best friend of Allan Lindo.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.


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