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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Last night at Limbo Halloween Party


Ghost and ghouls reign the night.



And here's my gory costume hahahahahahahahaa!!

what happened last night?
1. Met up with fellow bloggers
2. I ate shawarma sa nearby food section of the event
3. we waited til the event starts at 1130pm
4. We avoided the Tent of Horrors because I chicken out
5. Party starts at 12am
6. Free Red Bull in can were given away
7. VIP tix holders got 2 free drinks
8. Almost all party goers are younglings
9. Lots of hot girls in cute costumes
10. I made people smile bec. of my gory mask hahahah
11. I was about to judge the costume contest
12. Event director changed its mind and no more judging for the contest
13. I drank 2 cups of Apple beer SMB
14. Fellow bloggers joined the costume contest
15. Jeff almost won the male category
16. Prize is Polaroid analog camera
17. We went home at 130am

Friday, October 26, 2012

The blogging have to wait

It’s a busy week for me today and the the last leg of October 2012 already pinning me down. But that’s okay, few days ago I was in Baguio and there I experienced for the first time in participating in a pine tree planting project with SM Prime. It’s a tiring adventure but the experience and learning about whats the hulabaloo about pine trees and SM Baguio.



Here’s a photo from Last Tuesday. Enzo blogged this at http://www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-road-trip-to-baguio.html

I’m off now to my next destination and I’m going now to Limbo Halloween party. I’ll be one of the judges for the costume contest, I know it will be difficult to judge a winning spooky costume, but whoever got a nice costume and it spooked me, I’ll give them a 10 score!


Project Astrotrain production note 2


The big day is here! The event we’re working on will be tomorrow, above is the poster design created by Myke Soon, and then below the rough sketch is our design peg for the poster. I drew it in Starbucks Coffee SM Arena before we watch the Wilson Philips concert.


Oh di ba? the final poster is so cute! thanks to Myke Soon for the final drawing and coloring it. We started inviting bloggers few days ago and I’m glad that the numbers are okay, we’re not comfortable yet, because we’re going to wait if all of them will attend. As of now we have 34 bloggers for the Movies and Music Block and then we have a total of 15 bloggers for the Gadgets Block.

I’ll be in Podium tomorrow starting 10am,I’ll help around in the pre production and also welcoming our bloggers. This event is the 2nd year of Astroplus’ bloggers event, and it’s a partnership event with me for Azrael’s Merryland Blog and Myke Soon’s Mixofeverything Blog.

Okay..cross fingers and hope there will be no rain and floodings.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Grave gold thieves destroyed my grandparent's tomb in Tayabas, Quezon


grave thieves in the Philippines
photo via Chuchieshideaway



Photo above is a visual sample on what happened to my grand father's tomb.

My morning is in its badtrip mode when I read a late txt message from my old phone. Its our grandparent’s tomb care taker in Tayabas, Quezon province. He informed me that our Grand father’s grave was destroyed yesterday and the culprit behind it are the grave thieves who hunt for gold, silver, bronze, metal and jewelries inside the closed final resting place of our dead love ones. It’s a big shocker for me that we are victimized by these professional grave thieves and I’m not sure how they discovered that my grand father is wearing a false teeth with 2 gold teeth, and even us didn’t know that there’s gold in his false teeth. Our tomb caretaker told me that two teeth were missing..OMFG!

Our tomb care taker, Mang Kaldo, texted me and I’m very thankful that he reported it to us what happened. I called them on the phone and the one who spoke to me is his wife. Then I reported it to my family about what happened and we need to repair it right away because the tomb and the remains of my Lolo Panyo will be ruined by the rain. Mang Kaldo told me that the resident sepulturero who manages the whole Tayabas, Quezon cemetery are the one authorized to clean up and repair the mess. The damage for our wallets is a Php 2,500 for a repair, they will cover the hole with metal and then cement it back again. I’m not sure why the need to use metal.

I’m not sure what will be the procedure and I want to check it out myself, but its too far away and we need to cover the hole before more rain can flood the casket and maybe stray animals like dogs, steal the bones of my grand father.

I’m not sure if the barangay and the police are aware of the incident, but we will visit the police and barangay station for personal report and complain when we visit their graves this November 1. Mang Kaldo will supervise the repair of the tomb and he told me that many tombs were victimized yesterday and its look like a group of gold diggers and grave hunter and thieves who attacked an old cemetery in one night. I’m sure they are equipped with high tech metal detectors and they are well organized criminals.

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White tomb on the left is my grand father (photo 2012 undas)


me in 2009 undas

I hope the local government should do something and it’s not right to steal and destroy tombs of the dead who are resting already for years. And this show how corrupt and poor our country, having lots of criminals around…and sick people who terrorize the living and even the dead.

To my Lolo Panyo, don't worry, those thieves will get their own karma.

For those who don’t want to experience this incident.
here are some tips.

1. It will be better that you remove the false teeth made up of silver, gold or bronze
2. Don’t place jewelries or coins along with the dead person inside the casket
3. Buy wooden casket with less metal but made of aluminum
4. Don’t use Bronze or metallic tombstones
5. Get a secured and private cemetery
6. Visit the tomb every year or visit it regularly
7. Get a tomb care taker to look out and clean the tomb for you when you are away
8. If you have placed some jewelry upon last request of the dead person, don’t mention that you inserted it there
9. Don’t mention that your dead relative have gold or silver plated false teeth
10. Be quiet and never mention all details to the sepulturero or tomb care taker on what’s inside the casket.
11. Much better if you cremate your relative and keep the ashes in a secured cemetery. (don’t use metallic urns)

Using metals around the tomb is a thief magnet, remember that scavenge metal materials can be exchange for money in a nearby junkshop.

If ever I die, I want my body be cremated and let it stay in a casket. I will place a fake skeleton inside and a tiny bits of hard metal inside. I will also place a picture of my middle finger, a troll face and a note saying “ Gotcha! mother fuckers! there’s no gold in here..wahhahahaha….you will die alone soon!”

I hope that message will reach it to the grave thieves.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rock rockan na sa Tanduay Rhum Rockfest 2012

Suddenly...I forgot that I haven't attended this only rock event we have in the Philippines and I'm missing a lot of rock music in my life. The Tanduay Rhum Rockfest this Oct 26 in SM MOA concert grounds will bring again our awesome 30 pinoy rock bands!! Check the details below on how you can score tickets.

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TANDUAY RHUM ROCK FEST YEAR 6
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE


One Nation. One Music. One Rhum.


What we have here is a dire situation.

With the digital age upon us, convergence of information, technology and entertainment impact on how we consume media, more so with music. Easier access to music is a reality; in our phones, our players, our tablets, and our internet browsers. In order to stay alive, our local music industry must step up with the times.

Often now, we see giant recording label conglomerates shutting their offices, radio stations closing shop or changing formats, legendary bands calling it quits, and seminal performers leaving the land because they have run out of opportunities in their hometown. Meanwhile, foreign acts of all genres continue to dominate and invade the airwaves and the event scene. Local music is running out of venues – and reasons – to keep playing. If this keeps us, OPM will die.

Tanduay, The Number One Filipino Rhum, will not let this happen. Not without a fight.

Tanduay has always been a constant advocate of Filipino music. For almost 6 years now, Tanduay has owned the Filipino rock genre. Since 2006, Tanduay has front lined its liquor brands by incorporating Music Marketing into its campaigns. It has created strong connections between young avid music listeners and their favorite rhum.

Tanduay continues to produce the biggest and loudest nationwide tour; the Tanduay First Five. Performing in 22 cities across the country, in far most provinces, only Tanduay continues to bring local rock music closer to the people. The country’s reigning rock royalty; Urbandub, Kamikazee, Parokya ni Edgar, Rico Blanco and Wolfgang, all go onstage to show that Filipino Rock music is not dead – with attendance of over 30,000 people per event, the Tanduay First Five proves that our people are still hungry for Pinoy Rock music.

As Parokya ni Edgar Frontman, Chito Miranda, would say, “It brings the bands closer to the fans. It gives us the chance to play Pinoy music all over the country. Bands like us live for live gigs and there is no better way to promote pinoy music. Watching or hearing someone singing on TV or on the radio is nothing compared to actually seeing the artists perform their original songs live. Tanduay does that for us, for the fans, and for the local music scene.”



Ikaw, Ako At Ang Musika
This year’s TanduayRhumRockfest is set to be the most ambitious project ever produced by Tanduay.

For 2012, the annual music event will be bigger and louder. Tanduay will rock not just Metro Manila, but Cebu and Davao as well, expecting around 80,000 audience in Manila, and an estimate of 50,000 per venue in Cebu and Davao– destined to be the biggest events ever produced.

Tanduay believes in the power of the people – and in our great local music. Thus, Tanduay is raising a call to arms – to keep OPM alive and rockin’. Tanduay aims to unite Filipinos, artists and music lovers alike, in one movement.

“When Tanduay speaks, the whole nation listens. It is important to the bands that they see their years of hard work acknowledged with that kind of recognition. As artists, it is also important for them to be able to interact with other great musicians and to build relationships on and off stage, something which no other tour can provide,” says Wolfgang band manager, Lizza Nakpil.


Given that the brand’s target market is very much into music and patronizes Filipino-made products, Tanduay aims to instill consciousness in today’s generation by advocating OPM.  The campaign aims to infuse in the hearts and minds of today’s generation the will to keep supporting OPM.

This year’s RhumRockfest will immortalize support to OPM by creating a movement. We can all take part in this movement, musicians and non-musicians alike, to start listening to more local music and supporting our very own brands. It is time to bring the days of Pinoy Rock music back to its former glory.

Tanduay, makers of world class quality Filipino Products has been long loved by the Filipinos over 158 years. It has already claimed the label of most trusted Filipino-made Rhum in the Philippines. With its strong association with Filipino Rock Music and with Tanduay being a true Filipino brand, we believe that this year’s advocacy is aligned with the brand’s mantra.


The TanduayRhumRockfest TVC
This year’s TVC campaign for TanduayRhumRockfest is the brand’s most moving and ambitious one to date. The Tanduay First Five bands continue to lead the movement, marching towards one goal - supporting OPM through TanduayRhumRockfest.

The message of OPM will be amplified via mainstream media. Partnering with ABS-CBN, Tanduay launched the “OPM I-play mo” campaign. It is a news-led campaign, enticing people to listen to OPM. It is a simple, actionable campaign – a call to action for people to play OPM on the airwaves, or in their own playlist. In their own little way, they will be able to glorify original Filipino Music.


The Anthem
This year’s mantra culminates with an anthem, inviting people to be one in voice. It is Tanduay’s long-standing belief, finally manifested in words and music.

Ikaw, ako, at ang musika.Tanduay has created an anthem in the native tongue, with lines that resonate a pledge to support OPM. The place is here, and the time is now – Itaas ang lakas ang bandila ng musikang Pilipino.


The Line-up
On its 6th run, this year’s line-up of RRF includes a roster of Filipino rock icons dedicated to promoting Filipino local music. It is the most powerful line up ever, putting the artists in their rightful spotlight. This will prove that Filipino rock is still as its peak. The legends will perform with up-and-coming artists on the same stage. It is a celebration of legacy and promise, all in one night.


30 Rock icons will be playing in Manila on October 26, 15 in Cebu on October 12 and 15 in Davao October 19.



Promo Mechanics
Tanduay will provide easy steps for everyone to enjoy TanduayRhum Rock Fest Year 6.

Just buy 2 bottles of Tanduay Rhum 5 Years 750 ml and 1 bottle of Tanduay Light 750 ml to get your VIP ticket. Buying 1 bottle of either Tanduay Rhum 5 Years 750 ml or Tanduay Light 750 ml gets you a General Admission Pass.


Tanduay – More Up Ahead
Tanduay is moving forward not just with its advocacy, but with its brand line-up as well. This year, Tanduay earned its 160th medal, with the addition of 4 more golds from the prestigious Monde Selection.

The brand wants Filipinos to keep enjoying great music with great drinks. Tanduay released a lot of new products this year. One is Tanduay Light, a new version of our favorite rhum that promises great taste in a lighter mix. Another product is Mardi Gras vodka schnapps which comes in two flavors – Choco mint and Mango Orange. In addition, your favorite mixed drinks are now available in the market. The Tanduay cocktails was also released in Mojito, Margarita, Blue Mai Tai, and Strawberry Daiquri.



Long Live Pinoy Rock!
As long as companies like Tanduay continue to support the OPM advocacy, there will always be hope for the music scene. Tanduay First Five tours and TanduayRhumRockfest events will continue to inspire rising musicians to hone their craft. Tanduay will carry on in mounting a platform where citizens can support and show their love for local music. Tanduay aims to inspire and motivate Filipinos to truly love their own – local products, local music.

As Tanduay Rock Royalty Rico Blanco would testify,“With its Tanduay Rhum Rockfest events, Tanduay First Five tour and sponsorship of similar huge music events in the past half decade, Tanduay has taken local music to heights it well deserves but has NEVER experienced before. I don’t think local music has ever been given a stage with the best production values, regularity and consistency – year round for half a decade now, breadth – nationwide, and always in front of mammoth crowds of at least 30,000 to 60,000 people each time, sometimes even more. Tanduay has been leading the way, walking the walk, in terms of supporting local music. That is just plain fact.” Tanduay indeed proves that OPM is not dead.


While what we have here is a dire situation, we can all do something to change it.

Be part of the movement and show your love for Pinoy Rock. Raise your arms, stomp your feet, and join the nation in declaring our pledge to keep the music alive.



TANDUAY RHUM ROCK FEST YEAR 6.

ROCK ON, PILIPINAS!

***

BAND LINE-UP (October 26, 2012 SM MOA):

Parokya ni Edgar

Kamikazee

Rico Blanco

Urbandub

Wolfgang

Session Road

Color-it-red

Never the strangers

Ebe Dancel

True Faith

The Youth

Gloc 9

Chicosci

Typecast

Siakol

Grin Department

Hilera

Wuds

Dong Abay

The Dawn

Paramita

Giniling Festival

Franco

Radioactive Sago Project

Sandwich

Rivermaya

6Cyclemind

Afterimage

Updharmadown

Taken by Cars



Venues:

October 12, 2012 – SRP Cebu

October 19, 2012 – Crocodile Park, Davao

October 26, 2012 – SM MOA



For more information, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/TanduayRhumOfficial

http://twitter.com/tanduayrhumph

http://www.tanduay.com.ph/


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Hunting season for me in SM Cyberzone

The only store and shop that I usually visit is the SM Cyberzone in any SM Supermalls branches, its like a paradise for gadgets shopping for me and if girls love to stay and shop inside a bag or shoe store, for guys who are techno freaks like me usually stay and hunt for the best gadgets in town and SM Cyberzone is here to house every electronic and techy for us. Yesterday, I went to SM Cyberzone in SM Bacoor to hunt for a gear that I can use with my iPhone4s, I'm using my iPhone4s in taking photos and videos and I searched online that there are lots of add on gadgets that I can install in an Iphone 4s.

For example, there's an external microphone, lights, tripod, glider cam and many other. The add ons are expensive, but there are tips online on what items that you can buy that are more affordable, others are DIY project, so I'll just grab those ideas and try if it will work.

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Here's the mini microphone that I saw in Octagon store, priced at P250. I can attach this to my iPhone4s' earphone and mic slot, so that it can record clear audio whenever I do a self portrait video blog. The front mic has low coverage whenever I use the front camera in taking videos. There are lots of version, but I like this one and it has a 56+ DB

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Here's another version of microphone that I can use for video interview, I'll buy this next time and I saw this too in Octagon. priced at P200 only.


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We forgot to own this and keep it inside the car, the USB power adapter is useful for charging smartphones and also mini gadgets. P395 only at Octagon.

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Power battery for ride on toys are also available, I forgot the name of this store but I know they have lots of branches in any SM Cyberzone branch. I'm on a hunt for these kind of batteries that can power up ride on toy cars. Most expensive is around P1,500.

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My hunt for that day is to buy a n iPhone casing with a tripod mount under it. Power Mac center sell those casing and I saw that 2 months ago, but I found out that they no longer have stocks, so I went to a nearby store and saw this icamera iPhone4s case, it looks like a camera, so cute and comes in different colors. The sad part is that there's no tripod mount set up under the casing.

That's our hunting season in SM Cyberzone, watch out for my updates soon!

oh, I'll check out SM Cyberzone-SM Baguio later, let's see on what kind of gadgets we can grab there later.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Under the sea costume concept for Cream Halloween Ball 2012

 BIGFISH Cream Halloween Ball 2012 will be having their Halloween theme : Under the sea dance party this October 27,2012 at The World Trade Center, this is the biggest and grandest costume party in the Philippines, its their first time to have a - Under the sea theme for this year and this time it will scrap out those costume that was used over and over again ahhahahaha. Let's be creative for this year and make your best "Under the sea" costume for Cream Halloween Ball.

Here are some sea creatures costume concept for your reference.

Shark eating a person

Poseidon

Namora and Namor

Sea Horse

Spongebob Squarepants

Jellyfish



Sea Horse

Vintage deep sea diver

shark!

another Shark!

Starfish 

Coral reef

Face painting

crab 



Aquarium 

and another Shark!



If you ask me, my costume will be the crew of The Flying Dutchman, good luck to me in salvaging materials in creating my own costume for this Saturday.




Cream Halloween Ball 2012 will feature DJ is DJ Simon Patterson and DJ Sean Tyas, it will be their 1st time to perform here in Manil and they will play head to head with BIGFISH resident DJs - John Paul Lee, Chris Raeubeur and Mc Lavoce.


CREAM Halloween Ball 2012 is brought to you by: FREEDOM MUSIC, BACARDI “Made to Mix”, POWER HORSE Energy Drink “Free Your Energy”, Official Music Channel: MTV, Official Media Channels: AXN & Sony beTV, and Official Residence: Diamond Hotel.

Media Partners : Magic 89.9, Focus Media, Killer Bee, Mellow 94.7, Wave 891, 99.5 RT, Velvet, People Asia, Where, Clavel, Garage, Metro, Maven, Adobo Magazine, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, Business World, Philstar.com, FemaleNetwork.com, SPOT.ph, StyleBible.ph, Focalcast, Media Magnet, ClicktheCity.com, and Cosmo.ph. Special thanks go to O Music and Video and Gold’s Gym. Bigfish Radio at Magic 89.9 & all Killerbee Stations every Saturdays 12 mindnight & Bigfish TV at Pldt Watchpad. Also supported by The Philippine Department of Tourism.
For tickets & vip tables call 632 77 63 / 634 82 38 or log on to www.bigfishmanila.com

The Grand KPOP Halloween Ball

The premiere Kpop event organizer of the Philippines - The Philippine Kpop Committee, Inc is back again and this time they bring another event for Halloween with Kpop style! This will be on Nov 9 at Candyshop Superclub in Quezon Ave. As they say, Halloween costume is not required, but you need to be in your Kpop fanatic spirit. Check the info below for details.


Get ready for the BIGGEST K-POP CLUBBING PARTY of the year and it's even a Halloween costume event! The Philippine Kpop Committee, Inc., Redlight Productions and Candyshop Superclub bring you Kpop Night 5: The Grand Kpop Halloween Ball happening this November 9, 2012, 10 pm onwards.
Groove, shake and get wild to hours and hours of the hottest Kpop music in one of the hippest clubs in the metro! The dance floor and free drink are waiting for you. Entrance is only Php 300 with one free beer or cocktail.
*Come as your favorite comic book character, a monster, a pop culture icon, an inanimate object or even as a K-pop idol! The best winner of the BEST COSTUME of the night will win a DREAM KPOP FANTASY CONCERT ticket (plus other awesome prizes)!!!

Only registered guests are eligible to win the prizes. Please email your full names, age and contact number to philkpopcomm@gmail.com with the subject title: Kpop Night 5

No registration fee and you can register in behalf of your friends! For guests 18 and above only. Please bring a valid ID.

*Costume is not a requirement to enter but this is a costume party :D

HOW TO GET THERE:
Address: 1229 Quezon Avenue, Q.C. (It's beside the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, just after you cross the Delta intersection)

Commute: Take any FXs going to Quiapo or Buendia. It will pass by the venue. Very accessible by cabs, too.

See you, Kpop fans!

http://www.facebook.com/events/373234072752211/

Zumba and Zombies Halloween party in F1 Hotel

If you are into Zumba and you want to introduce the dance fitness to your kids, you can try out this Halloween party organized by F1 Hotel, it’s a Zumba and zombies party were kids can learn how to do the zumba dance for kids, decorate some cakes, pumpkin carving activities and also be in your best zombie costume and get a chance to win an overnight stay from F1 Hotel. Read the details below and learn about the Zumbatomic dance and Halloween party at F1 Hotel this Oct 27.

PRESS RELEASE

F1 Hotel Celebrates Halloween with a Healthy Beat!

This October 27, 2012, F1 Hotel Best Western Premier gives a different Halloween experience to kids as it celebrates the trick or treat event with a touch of Zumba.

Entitled “Zumba & Zombie Halloween”, kids will get a chance to engage themselves with today’s trending dance for the young ones, the Zumbatomic. It is a dance specially designed for children (ages 4 – 12) to encourage kids to develop a healthy lifestyle and to incorporate fitness as a natural part of their lives through dance, music and exercise.

“The integration of Zumba in Halloween is something unique. The reason why we decided to push through with this is because we want to introduce the younger generation a healthy way to celebrate which at the same time not boring at all. It is simply like indulging to all those sweets and burning some of those calories afterwards. “says Mr. Raffy Chico, F1 Hotel’s Corporate General Manager.

“Brewing Point Dance Studio is our partner in this event and they are very credible to the Zumba community in the country so we are confident that they can execute one superb party for the kids.” Mr. Chico added.
Aside from Zumbatomic session, the Halloween program also includes a pumpkin carving and ghost cupcake baking where the kids will be joined by F1 Hotel’s chefs. These activities would allow the kids to decorate their own pumpkin and cupcakes which they can bring home afterwards.

Kids are encouraged to come in their scariest zombie outfits as F1 Hotel will be awarding gift certificates to kids girl who have the best costume. For those kids who want to appear more fancy and magical, F1 Hotel will be providing a face painting booth which kids can enjoy all throughout the event. Since everybody is in their scary costumes, it is always best to have a souvenir pictures so don’t forget to visit the spooky photo booth which is always available from beginning to end.

Games and the traditional trick or treat will also be held so make sure to ready your candy bags as there will be a lot of yummy goodies from F1 Hotel’s sponsors namely, Magnolia Chokolait, Choco Magic, Purefoods Fun Nuggets, and Jellyace. The Manila Bulletin, the country’s leading newspaper will also be bringing in their special guest to spice up the party.

Tickets are available at P899 for kids ages 2 - 11and P999 for the adults. Both ticket prices are included with a buffet lunch which is also served at the Titanium Function Room where the whole party will take place.
Families who wish to stay in F1 Hotel’s chick rooms, you can avail the “Wicked Room Rates” from October 10 – 17, 2012 for P6,300 inclusive of an overnight stay in a Deluxe room, buffet breakfast for 2 persons, use of pools and other hotel amenities, free wi-fi, and 1 Zumba & Zombie ticket (kid).

For reservations, you may call 928-9888 loc 6405 and put some twist in your Halloween celebration.
F1 Hotel Best Western Premier is located at 32nd street, Bonifacio Global City.

For more information, call 928.9888/908-7888 or visit www.f1hotelmanila.com.

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/f1hotel and follow us on Twitter: @F1hotel.

I'll be in Baguio City tomorrow


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I’ll be back in Baguio City tomorrow and I’m excited to see the city of the Pines in the middle of the year, I haven’t been there around the October and we always go there before and during Summer season.

hmm..tara lets do a bloggers meet up!

Project Astrotrain production note 1

I was informed about this event partnership project few months ago and now we’re doing some digital work and we need to finish it for 2 weeks. Me and my partner went busy on some days and until we go the green light to organize it with them. Our job is simple and our contribution is a big help for their growth, but we need to be strict and make sure that everything will go well and much more better from the 1st event that they organized. I encountered some problems on my end, and I mentioned it on my previous blog post, its like a chain reaction and this Project Astrotrain is also affected.

I put up an event website, drafted some ideas, then my partner started to move and we collaborated some work online, thanks to Google! We also had a meeting even before the start of a big concert and then there I drafted a peg for a mascot or a design for the website and poster.

The next week, my partner design a nice layout of the mascot and it was really nice. We need to move forward and the big event schedule is few days away… omfg… I need a miracle now.

photo via : http://www.tf-1.com/articles/reissue/Astrotrain_template.html

7th Christmas Toy Fair production note 2

Another month to go for the upcoming 7th Christmas Toy Fair and 2nd Philippine Die cast and custom car show 2012. I just can’t believe that we are on our 7th year organizing an event for Christmas, featuring all kinds of toys and hobbies, our event is the only grand toy event every Christmas season. If we battle head to head with tiangges and Christmas expo this December, our event is much different and we got all kinds of toys for you, thanks to our loyal exhibitors and sponsors for supporting our event every year. It’s a treasure hunt again for everyone!

I also posted the announcement for the date and venue of our event, I also posted a shout out for exhibitors application, you can read the details here at www.toyconph.com/2012/10/call-for-booth-exhibitors-for-7th.html

I’m very excited for the 1st time for our Christmas Toy Fair here in Manila, because my son is an avid fan of Tomica die cast cars, Hot Wheels and other small cars. The event that partnered with us – the 2nd Philippine die cast and custom car show, will wow us again for a big exhibit of die cast cars provided by their toy car collectors. My son haven’t seen the show before and I’m sure he will go crazy and I must prepare my wallet in buying all kinds of cars he wants. Our primary target are Tomica die cast cars and also play set, we have a list already of things we need to buy, I think Php 5,000 is a good budget to start.

whew!

so see you guys soon!
The 7th Christmas Toy Fair with the 2nd Philippine Die cast and Custom Car Show will be on De. 14-15-16, 2012 at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall.

For Booth Exhibitors pls. contact cell nos. 09065067616/09285074704 landline: 632-5143403 for details.

Codename: Siam Shade production note 1

I will hit one year already in doing this project and my anniversary with them will be on December 2012, and its weird because I haven’t included this in my production note blog. I’m writing some concepts again needed for the two popular season but I’m having a two weeks delayed due to my laptop broke down, I got tired and sick and now internet connection went dead. I was about to finish all my back logs last weekend but the internet connection are dead since Friday and when I called up the customer service, they told me that the next site visit to our home will be on Monday, so I’ll add more one week for my delay.

The 1st concept is the most critical because of the upcoming celebration and events for all, I haven’t sent any details on the next plan, but I was told that the most important concept paper is the last season for this year. I need a lot of research and do some test before I submit this concept paper, It will be a big challenge for me to make an effective campaign once more. I’m excited to finish this and submit it, what I need now is more creative juices and some sweet loving.

I was about to launch a new website,but according to my web consultant that I should get a new domain name and hosting and I should stop using those free blog platform, if the site is for commercial use, then I should get a budget and start getting our own hosting. I think that will have to wait for another month because I need to discard my old layout and design and transfer to another blogging platform that I used to hate. But I need to master it and memorize the loop holes of that blogging platform.

It will be busy week for me before October ends.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pop Talk Halloween Food Trip episode trailer



Watch the upcoming episode of Pop Talk in GMAnews TV this Tuesday at 10pm, its their Halloween food trip special, featuring 3 restaurants that are located near the cemetery. You can do a food trip after visiting the cemetery this All Souls day. Guest for for the Halloween episode is the Queen of Pinoy Horror - Lilia Cuntapay, plus two reviewers - Grace the cosplayer and also ME!!!

Pop Talk TV show is hosted by Tonipet Gaba, the show airs every Tuesday at 10pm in GMANews TV

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Kitakits sa Tuesday

Connection problems


When there’s a time that I have a lot of energy to work at home, then my mobile connection and internet connection went dead and disconnected. I experienced this connection problems for the first time and I didn’t expected that it will hit me so hard and affect my work and lose lots of money for 2 days. It sucks when you experienced that two subscription went dead and you are away from your keyboard and traveling away from home, the next thing that I’m thinking is that I want to go home and call the hotline of the two company and check what’s going on.

1st call:
I called up the hotline for my mobile connection and there I discovered that I already reached my credit limit. Its my first time to use a post paid package for my mobile network and they cut off my line and I need to pay for the exceeded limit, which is Php 384.90 pesos. Its my fault for not paying it on time… ohh okay I’ll pay my utang later.

2nd call
I called the next hotline for our internet connection, and after doing those number dials, a recorded message says that our area is having a “Network Restoration” I think they are repairing something that might last for weeks or months, and It means that we’re losing a lot of money again, because we can’t work properly and we will do our work outside and maybe rent in a computer shop or in a café just to get connected. kainis..!!

Then I called their customer hotline and talked to their CSR, she told me that our area is OK and not receiving any problems, and also she mentioned that our area is not coverage by the network restoration.. Ohkay.. so what does the recorded message means ? I requested for a service check up and she told me that their next service site visit will be on Monday from 1pm-8pm. Ok, I’ll wait for another day and perhaps another half of the day to wait for the service site visit to check up our connection.

Everything from my end will be delayed as of now….arghhhhh

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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