Nick Jr. Play Date event will be today at 3pm in SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. I got reminded when we saw the tv ad this morning when me and Ash are watching Hi-5 while we eat our breakfast. We want to attend this event but we are in far away location. There will be a meet and greet with Dora, Diego, Kai-lan and the rest of the Nick Jr. characters. There will be gaming booths and activity booths for kids and parents. Expect lots of stage performances and a special viewing of a Nick Jr. episode. Many goodies will be given away as the event is supported by lots of sponsors and kiddie foods and products.
GREET YOUR DAD OR HUBBY ON TV! Like SM Hypermarket on FB and greet the dad/s in your life on our EDSA Cubao LED. Like SM Hypermarket on FB and air your Father's Day greeting on its EDSA Cubao LED for free.
Email your at least 1MB jpeg file greeting to firstname.lastname@example.org, submit it within the period of June 8-17 and this will be uploaded on one of the largest LEDs along EDSA! Greeting dads on Father's Day has never been this cool!:)
This is cool di ba? My dad is not here in the country, maybe I can make one and take a video of it and send it to him via email hahaha.
SM Cinemas got all the theaters nationwide to stream live via satellite the new boxing match of Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley. The big match will be tomorrow and you can watch it live without any interruptions only in SM Cinemas.
There's a promo that you can get a Tshirt, large pop corn and soda with Pacquiao vs. Bradley tumbler, when you buy your tickets today.
Screening tomorrow will start at 9am in all SM Cinemas, so hurry and buy your tickets in SM Cinema.
oh wow! I'm going to check the tickets stand later in SM Cinema-SM Bacoor.
There's a new shirt from Alaxan FR, every time there will be Pacman fight, they release new exclusive shirts for his fans. I missed the online promo that ended last June 5, but I want to share this cool design here in my blog. I hope Alaxan FR will sell again a set of shirts. I have two kinds of shirts already, and the new design available today is much okay.
I just noticed via a Facebook post and its the freedom sale event in all SM Supermalls branches. Up to 50% off on selected items, I know that SM Megamall, SM MOA, SM Manila and SM North EDSA and other branches will be having their freedom sale, and then SM City Manila will have a 3 day sale event this coming June 15-17. Visit the mall's Facebook page for more info.
It’s official. People can’t get enough of superheroes. Just looking at how much money the Avengers movie has raked in at the box-office, you know without a doubt that we are in a new age of superhero love. All the caped crusaders, cosmic characters and crime fighters we grew up with have taken on new faces and forms, and they are everywhere! In movies, on TV, in video games, theme parks and countless merchandising; the best and the brightest of our childhood memories have been ushered into a new age of Hollywood, and, baby, nothings ever going to be the same again!
And as usual it’s the fans that generate the excitement and the hype that make all this greatness possible. You see them, gleeful in the movie theaters, staying after the closing credits, knowing that the wonders of a secret extra scene come soon after. You see them converging at comic book stores talking about who would be best cast as General Zod in the new Superman movie. You bump into them at mall hallways dressed in full regalia as their favorite superhero character not in just run-of-the-mill store bought costumes, but in fully functional Iron man armor. Yes, you know them --- because you are one of them!
And they all know that the one event to look forward to, the one they anticipate the whole year round is just around the corner. It is the Philippines own mecca of all things pop culture and awesome. And this year, on its 11th year, it promises to be the biggest pop-culture event of all time! It’s June once again, and the Philippine TOYCON 2012 is ready to rumble!!
The Philippine TOYCON has been the benchmark of all fan gatherings for the past 10 years, exceeding attendance records each year and highlighting the best of all things pop-culture including movies, anime, comics, gaming and of course pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia. Waiting in the wings of greatness is the final installment of the Batman saga, with Christopher Nolan’s ultimate chapter in the Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Brothers launches excitement for the movie with an exhibit of original movie props and costumes and DC Comics launches its new line of Dark Knight-related merchandise, apparel and toys. Other movies like The Bourne Legacy, Flight of the Guardians and The Hobbit will also be featured. Also in anticipation of the upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation movie and the 30th anniversary of GI Joe action figures, members of the Philippine Toy Soldiers 118 will put together the biggest GI Joe action figure diorama playset in the Megatrade hall 2.
ABS CBN Interactive also brings on the biggest gaming event of the year, Amped Fest 2012. Amped Fest in ToyCon 2012 will serve as the venue for the launch of the most awaited Relic of Mystra and Version 4 releases of online gaming flagship brands, Shaiya and WarRock. The new gaming roster for 2012 as well as an Android and java mobile gaming portal will also be unveiled. GM Barbie Lee and a host of other models will also cosplay favourite Amped characters. Kapamilya (ABS-CBN Channel 2) celebrities will also make special appearances for the Kapamilya gamers. Amped Fest will also serve both the culmination of Netopia Cafe Wars and the opening of JBlaze Cup 2012, where winners are sent to Korea to compete with other international online gaming champions.
The convention also brings together the best assembly of local and international artists to exhibit much anticipated work. Seattle-based Hawaiian designer Arron “Angry Woebots” Martin shows off his brand of pop graffiti and design in an exhibit of his world famous panda art which has graced museum walls, skateboards, vinyl figures and books. Friends from Komikon will also bring in the best of our very own roster of artists: Heubert Khan Michael, Lui Antonio, Gilbert Monsanto, Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atienza, Lei Muncal, Jon Zamar & Sherry Zamar. The artist panel will be on hand to sign comics, do sketches and fan art and sample the best local indie and mainstream titles.
The biggest crowd drawer for the convention is cosplay, and this year all costumed heroes revolve around the Cosplay Universe. The Philippine Toycon features a huge space where cosplay fans can enjoy photo-ops in six huge themed exhibit spaces: The Anime Planet, Superhero Stars, Movie Nebula, Toy Supernova, Gaming Galaxy and Kids Constellation, all of which make up the Cosplay Universe. Aside from being photo backdrops, the Cosplay Universe will also be the biggest Cosplay competition in the country which will feature celebrity guest judges from the international Cosplay circuit and where contestants vie for big prizes in six cosplay categories.
The TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest gallery of toy collections from all over the Philippines which will highlight the best and latest action figure releases and the most amazing customized toys, statues, dolls and high end collectibles. The TOYCON Gallery will be held inside the Megatrade function rooms which will serve as the museum of the event.
The event’s main draw is the huge dealers’ floor where anything and everything pop-culture can be found and purchased at bargain prices. Almost 180 booths will be open to sell pop apparel, cosplay accessories, superhero merchandise, fantasy and sci-fi collectibles, comics, cards, and of course, all sorts of toys overflowing from action figures, transformers, diecast cars, robots and high-end statues and 1/6 scale Hot Toys.
Get ready for loads of prizes to be given away on various competitions, games and contests. There will also be hourly raffles and exclusive giveaways for lucky TOYCON attendees. Aside from those, the convention will feature surprise guest celebrities from ABS-CBN, band performances, live auctions, film-showings and panel discussions from the best toy collectors from the local toy groups and customizers.
The 11th Philippine TOYCON 2012 opens its gate on Friday, June 15, with a special Retailers Day were collectors can already start buying their favorite toy collection pieces, and continues on through Father’s Day weekend on June 16 and 17 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Megatrade Halls 1 to 3, 5th level of the SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
The 11th Philippine TOYCON is presented by Collectibles Unlimited and co-presented by the Megatrade Hall, SMART, DC Comics, HERO and AMPed. Major sponsors are Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, ABS-CBN Licensing and Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Solar-UIP. Minor sponsors are Comic Odyssey, Sugar Free and Blue, CIIT, Buhawi Studios, Big Boys Toystore, Great Toys, Psicom and Freshgear. Media partners are ABS-CBN, Studio 23, 99.5 RT, Magic 89.9, 88db.com, WheninManila.com and Flipgeeks. Event partners are Anime Alliance, Komikon and Larc En Ciel Fan Club Philippines.
11th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2012 June 15-16-17,2012 10:00am - 9:00 pm SM Megatrade Hall 1-2-3, and Conference Room
Its funny that the disco music and drum sound beats haunts me again, it LSS me the music titled "Taiko is the name of the Japanese drum" . Okay let's start here a topic about Japanese drums.
“Taiko” or “Waidako” the Japanese word for drums, the roundest drum in the world, is used in the old ages as a musical instrument for traditions and celebrations, music performance for castles and shrines, and also a used for warfare to guide the soldiers in their marching pace and attack to their enemies, for this generation, the war is no longer present, and castle and shrines are already act as national treasures, music performed by a drummer using Japanese Drums are already an evolved art form, adding some acrobatic stunts, colorful costumes, a suspense and tension seen from the drummer as they hit the drum so hard with all their might, the performance level is pack with high energy. The Japanese drum was in Chinese origin and was brought to Japan during the 500BC (wiki info), but now the drum is now scattered around the world, but the uniqueness of the sound and its performer only present in Japan.
Next month,we will witness another Japanese drum performance, a top performer group based in Japan will come here in Manila to perform the ART OF JAPAN DRUM – The Drum Tao. They will have only 10 shows here in Manila starting on July 12-22, 2012 at the Newport Theater at Resorts World Manila. There will be also an early bird promo discount of 15% until June 8, 2012, so grab your tickets at any Ticketworld outlet. Did you know that the group already performed in front of more than 5 million in 400 cities in 17 countries that includes Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany. The performance here in the Philippines will be 2 hour of non stop super human efforts by 16 strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers.
They will also have a live performance on Cebu on September 1 at 3pm and 8pm.
10 shows of TAO in Manila, Newport Theater Resorts World
July 12 8pm
July 13 8pm
July 14 3pm, 8pm
July 15 4pm
July 19 8pm
July 20 8pm
July 21 3pm, 8pm
July 22 4pm
Cebu show: September 1 Waterfront Hotel 3pm and 8pm.
Tickets are available at:
Selected major National Book Store branches in Metro Manila
Selected major Robinsons Department Stores in Metro Manila & in major Cities
Ayala Malls - Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma Cinema Box Office
Resort World Manila Box Office
TicketWorld Head Office – Ayala Avenue
Call 891-9999 for inquiries and reservations.
Hotlines: GLOBE +63-916-340-3919 SMART +63-921-564-2108
I’ve been invited so many times of other Japanese drum shows in the past, I got some interest but I didn’t go the chance to see them live, it was one of the most request performance here in Manila in every Nihongo celebration of a certain month. This year,I’ll take this chance to see another group with world class touch, my hands are itchy to write a review and also meet the drummers personally.
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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