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Friday, December 07, 2012

I voted for them at the Multiply.com Origination Awards

I'm seeing those status updates in Facebook and Twitter from Alex Dizon, been seeing that for 2 weeks already and I told myself that I'll visit that link if ever I'm not busy. So I clicked and check out about this Origination Award organized by Multiply.com, its an award and contest to search for the unique and the business that stands out from other Multiply.com online sellers.

You know that I love novelty items and also I love to own unique items, that's why I click and checked the online stores who are now part of the final stage of the contest. It's voting time, so I voted and selected one business that sells the most unique item that I like. I also like other concepts, but the mechanics here is to vote only one.

if you want to vote and check out the award, just visit origination.multiply.com

so here are my vote goes to



I'm voting for Manila Sole Shoes for the category - MOST ORIGINAL FASHION FORWARD IDEA
I encountered this shoe before at Multiply and its a great idea to use all those tire interiors as a sole for custom shoes. Bec. of this, I got reminded that I should purchase one and test their shoes made from recycled materials. (site: http://manilasole.multiply.com/products/listing/10007/Manila-Sole-Mabini )













Portrait art in your cakes using chocolates?? oh wow! this is unique food item and also a work of art. Its hard to eat this chocolate knowing that the choco art portrait is made by hand of a chocolate painter hehhee.
Its a nice cake design for any occasions. I'm voting Cucho Portrait for MOST ORIGINAL GOURMAND IDEA (site: http://chucoart.multiply.com/products/listing/10010/Chuco-Portrait-Medium )


 I'm a dad and I have a 2 year old son. I know the hassle of bring a big bag full of baby items for their daily needs. Carry a bunch of diapers in one bag and then carrying another bag for your things is a hassle. Sometimes my camera bag is now a diaper carrier haahaa. I like the idea of Mommy Matters for converting a bag into a stylish one bag that carries your things and baby items. I'm voting them for MOST ORIGINAL MOMMY MANAGEMENT IDEA. (site: http://mommymatters.multiply.com/products/listing/10093/Large-Momease-Diaper-Bag-Converter?x_source=mpl )

Good luck to all participants for the Multiply.com Origination Awards. All of them are winners for creating cool items for us pinoys. I hope other businesses will follow and bring more original and unique items made by pinoys for pinoys!

congrats also to Multiply.com for organizing this

Top 10 gift items you hate to receive this Christmas in the Philippines

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There are times that we receive gifts this Christmas, and we are lucky that someone we love and we know are very kind to award us with items we like, but sometimes a gift turns out to be a prank or joke from the people you know. I do that sometimes, and thanks to our malls and shopping centers for displaying the most hated gift items for Christmas, its affordable and easier to shop it, the most convenient thing here is that the item is for unisex, it can be used by anyone.

People complain every year that they always receive the same item, like for example - a towel, photo album, a mug or scented candles. I'm sure that the reason of the gift givers to giveaway those items are because, its hard to shop in this season because of traffic and less time to go in the mall, or maybe budget is limited or they might gave away the old gift they receive last year and now its time for you to receive it and maybe there's a reason for you to use it hahahahah.



So here are the top 10 gift items that you hate to receive this Christmas here in the Philippines.
I'm listing the items here that I receive years ago and also from people's experience for getting the same item.
This is just my list, but to others it is not entirely a hated item to receive this Christmas.  (hey! the Mug with a photo of a cat above is my fave item)



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1. Towel
Shower towel and face towel are one of the most hated item to receive this Christmas, I heard that people have a bunch of face towels already, but maybe the reason for receiving the gift is that they need to replace the old ones with new face towels. Others wish for a beach towels, because its a lot more expensive than regular shower towels, but receiving a beach and shower towels are rare, the face towels are themost easiest thing to buy for a 3 or 5 pcs of face towels that can be purchased for a less of P100.


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2. Photo frame
Its the most hated item ever! Been encountering this photo frame since I was in grade school, and I also gave one to my relatives and to my own family, but its a good use for us at home since we need photo frame. But what about for other people who don't need a photo frame, especially to those who live in small house or a room that doesn't need a small photo frame with standee. Well, it depends to them if they needed to place their photo with their pet dog or photo of themselves behind the Marina Bay Sands. But this gift item is notorious, I hope shopping malls ban this item for the moment.


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3. Mug
Customized mugs are okay as a gift, but what if they just bought a Mug with a design that you didn't like, its hard to keep it especially if you have lots of mugs at home. It will be better if you need to replace it with new ones, but mug lovers keep their old mugs and still uses it until it broke down. For mugs, try getting the high tech versions like the "self stirring mugs" and mugs with usb plugs that reheat your coffee. But if you plan to buy mugs, get the one with a label STARBUCKS.



4. Shirt with wrong size
When I receive a shirt during high school, everyone are "inggit" because the one who will give a gift to me for our exchange gift activity in class is from a rich family. I got a shirt from my classmate, its a purple shirt with weird logos,when I tried it at home, it doesn't fit hahaha.  The shirt now belongs to my mother afterwards. Even if not Christmas, if ever I receive a shirt as a gift or giveaway, I'm so excited to try it , but when I checked the label it says... Medium or Large and its not appropriate for my body that fits only to XL sizes. Don't put your money to waste if ever you'll give a shirt as a gift for Christmas, even if the brand is Cotton On or Uniqlo, research and ask your gift receiver for their shirt size.


5. Photo album
Same thing as the photo frame. The photo album is heavy bec. of its size and notorious item for Christmas, but this was mostly given around the 90's, people don't use photo album anymore because all photos are digitally produced from an iPhone and digital cameras. Photos are now collected and posted online like in Facebook and Flickr. Giving a photo album will force the gift receiver to print all digital photos, or at least maybe they can use it to store their credit card receipts. But its still a good item to store all memories. If someone receive this, the only comment you will hear is  - "aanhin ko naman ito photo album,gagastos pa ko mag print ng pics" , maybe a GC for printing of 50 photos will be  handy if ever you plan to give a photo album. If a person is shutterbug, I'm sure they will appreciate your gift.




7. Scented candles
I don't understand why people use scented candles, we have lots of those candles at home, and also the expensive ones, they burn and melt so fast and the scent will last for just for minutes. We rarely use it, and used the first set for our honey moon and also during black outs at night. Scented candles are items that can be kept for display only, and if you used it, say bye bye to it  after some minutes. Don't give one this Christmas, kahit na malaki sya, cute or may brand.



8. Pouch
Receiving a small pouch or bag will make you think... "what should I do with this?" some people don't like carry bulky things inside their bag,  the pouch can be used for their make up kits, pencil case or sometimes storage for camera gadgets. But to others who don't use bags, don't like this item. We have lots of pouch here at home and we don't know what shall we do with it. I used one or two pouches, but those mini bags will be used for years to come, because they are placed inside my travel bag and in my back pack, it holds my camera gears and memory cards. But to others, its a hassle to carry pouches and its easy to loose it and harder to find it.



9. Coin bank
I don't mind if ever I receive a Spider-man coin bank, just make sure it is the character figure version and not the common cylinder form version. Its cute if ever you receive some coin banks with funny shapes and sizes, but a common cylinder coin bank sucks, some people dont use it and it will end up as a pencil holder or a paper weight.




10.Tumbler
Water tumbler are the new trend because of running events and marathon happening almost every weekend in Manila, lots of water tumblers are produced and now being used as a corporate giveaway. Giving out tumbler to a runner is okay, but make sure that it is small and easy to carry. Travelers love to receive this as a gift, but to others the tumbler will end up behind the cabinet. I see people's face in sad mode whenever they receive tumblers from their exchange gift events, because tumblers are bulky when you carry them when you go to work, sometimes we don't like carrying big items that sometimes we forget to use it. Don't giveaway tumblers that came from your company, the receiver will think that they just received a freebie that was given to you from the company you work for.

So that's our top 10 items!
so what do you think is the most hated item this Christmas as a gift ?


(photos via Flickr and Google Images)

Positive strength in Manny Pacquiao #PositibongLakas

photos via Top Rank
Boom! Boom! Paw! Paw! Pak! Pak! that's the sound of Manny Pacquiao's punches to his opponent with positive strength, you see that even Manny himself mentioned that boxing can kill people, to other boxers, the sports career that can hurt themselves in and also hurt other people is not negative thing to do, but its a sport that deals with who is the most strongest and last man standing in the ring. Its a job to others as it is a main source of income to boxers, its not all about the negativity in fighting, but also a positive application to the boxers persona if he will move forward to fight and also later on forgive your opponent. Positivity of strength is the key here to success, that's why Manny is a good role model for the Positibong Lakas bec. from an under dog boxer, he became the unbeatable champ for years and still fights for the spot as they say as the "Lord of the Ring".

His story life inspired many people, not just boxers, but also ordinary people. his placement in politics as a Congressman in Saranggani, showed that he want to help more people by sitting on a chair and analyze the problem of the city of Saranggani, its a stepping stone to move forward and use the positive strength in helping the people that can change their lives.

We should be positive too in the ways we do, sometimes we are afraid to try new things or even try the hardest part. We are afraid to have failures in our life, but the positivity in strength to try will give us knowledge to do the right thing.

photos via Top Rank
I'm sure everyone know what happened in the 3rd boxing match last November 2011. Its a lesson of both fighters to duke it out once more and prove who is the best boxer. Manny Pacquiao for sure have his strength again, he prays to God and he knows that the big man up above is there with him.

If you felt a negativity, all you have to do is stop, then breathe, analyze first the things you want to do, and then get inspirations from others, for example, be inspired from Manny Pacquiao. There are times that I'm depressed and when I loss faith in me, there are lots of haters and bashers around me and sometimes they pull the plug and make me stop in doing things... and then there's a part that I will quit and end it there.

But I found an inspiration to have my positive strength and that's coming from the people around me who believes on what I do, they support me always and know that I can do more better than before. From now on, the haters and bashers fuel me to do better, its a reciprocal version of myself in the past, I'm glad that I'm still here blogging and continues to blog more for almost 10 years already.. wow!

Let's stay positive and let us support too our boxer Manny Pacquiao to his 4th and last fight vs. Marquez.

I'm inviting you also to visit this Facebook page of Sting Energy Drink PH
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=562557537094785&set=a.562557533761452.148509.557793950904477&type=1

hope you can LIKE the photo online to show support to Manny.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Can Poker game and music mix ?

I'm surprised that there's a trend already that poker players are now bringing their own music headset and mp3 players at the gaming tournament. I'm not familiar yet with this new trend in the world of Poker games and tournament, but every player that wears their headset and listen to their own selected music will chill down their nerves and give great vibes while playing the cards. Music can placed itself to many things, from different kinds of gaming field and genre, in the world of Poker games, music is a new added partner for the player for maximum focus and inspiration to stay steady in the game.

Try Google it and search with a word poker and music, you'll see that some players are wearing their music headphones while playing.

And of course, when it comes to music, each player have its own music flavor and genre, others might be listening to classical music, rock music, rap and hiphop, RnB, pop music or even the original sound track of a film and tv series. It depends on the player's mood and also his way of gaming.

I'm sure Poker players or even casino gamers love to bring their own music, but for my case, I love to stay cool and absorb the environment in order to focus, some games just require a hand signal to communicate, while others needed you to look and also listen, but most games are with hand gestures to communicate with the players, so I think everyone have its own way of playing and also listening style to music.

If I'll list my top 5 music albums, I can include some classical music just to add more thrill and adventurous side and some rock music to fire up my energy and excitement. That might include the John Williams music collection,  album of a Black Sabbath tribute music "Nativity in Black", and some Japanese rock music to add giddy mood.

For music headphone brand, I prefer using Bose headphones, Beats and Philips. The tip here is that wear the headphones that are comfortable to your ear, never wear headphones that are tight and also no space for air. I think bluetooth capable headphones are a best gadget, because it is wireless and no worries in wire tangles.

So, can poker and music mix ??? I can say... YES!





Watch Pacquiao-Marquez 4 live via satellite at SM Cinema this Dec 9

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The greatest boxers of their own country will have its 4th boxing match this weekend. Our Manny Pacquiao and Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez III will settle the final score between the two and we will find out this Sunday, Manila time, of who will be the last man standing after this 4th fight. Last November 2011, we remember that Pacquiao won a controversial split decision over Marquez, I was there at a private viewing event with my wife and many people and yes, all of us pinoys, thought that Pacquaio loses the fight and we are surprised that the judges decision goes to Pacquiao. The shouts and joys are balanced that day and before the announcement, some people already accepted that Marquez won already, but our joys went double when we heard the big announcement that Pacquiao did it again.

The Fourth Fight
This 4th fight, is the next boxing match of our "Pambansang Kamao" Manny Pacquiao, its the next fight after that another controversial match with Timothy Bradley that already gave Pacquiao a big lesson that he should keep his tame at home and enter the ring with all his animalistic rage to fight, but the big lesson might apply here at the 4th fight. He should knock down Marque in order to prove that he is the king of the boxing ring, and also Marquez have its own agenda, to knock down Pacquiao and end this big wait forever.

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photo source

Both fighters are excited for their head to head match and I'm sure, one of them will rush to the job to end the fight early. It will be a great boxing match this Sunday and I'm sure everyone will stop and observe the final match of these two titans.

Watch the boxing match here in SM Cinema
Watching it via pay per view is so expensive, I haven't tried contacting our local cable operator, but Im sure its expensive. I'm glad that SM Cinema is here to air the boxing match live via satellite. I haven't tried watching a live feed inside the cinema, but I'm sure the atmosphere and ambiance will look like that you are watching the big fight live in the big arena.

Air conditioned cinema with nice comfy seats and lots of food vendors are just around the corner. Clean toilets are just near the entrance and exit of SM Cinema, so its the most comfy and affordable way to watch the 4th match of Pacquiao and Marquez.

Here's a good deal, if you buy the ticket for a price of  P400-P500, that depends on the SM Cinema theater on each SM Supermalls branch, just add P200 and get a hotdog sandwich and drinks and plus a Pacquiao-Marquez T-shirt.

Remember that the boxing series will start at 9am, so I suggest you go there early as early as 830am so that you can get a nice seat and view of the cinema screen.

For SM Cinema venue listings and price, pls visit http://smcinema.com/smcinema/index.php?p=1743&bid=18&mov=509&title=Pacquiao+Marquez+4

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Me and my wife will watch the boxing match here in SM Cinema-SM Bacoor, it will be our first time, that's why we are so excited to watch together again.

check out these interview and comments of both fighters at Top Rank's website

"I feel that most people believe that I won our last fight very clearly but the judges did not see it that way; and by the way, I am not only talking about my fights and judges. Look at what happened to Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley. I was ringside for that fight and I felt that Pacquiao won it but the judges took it away from him and that also is not right.

I just want the judges to score the fight in the ring and not what they think is happening in the ring. I don’t care about the three previous fights and how they were scored anymore.   All I ask is for a fair judgment, and if I lose I lose. But if I win I want my hand raised that night in the ring." - Marquez

"Unlike my three fights against Erik Morales, which were fought closer together and at the same weight, Juan Manuel and I have battled each other at three different weight classes and always at important points in our careers.  There is a certain feeling of destiny in our rivalry.  It was meant to be that we fight each other four times.

All of my fights with Márquez are important.  He is a legend.  Perhaps the best fighter México has ever produced next to Julio César Chávez.  But Márquez does not define my career.  My career is defined by many significant victories.  World titles in eight different weight divisions and knockouts of Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Ricky Hatton mean as much to my career as my victories over Márquez." - Pacquiao


Scenes from the Rurouni Kenshin advanced movie screening in SM Cinema-SM City North EDSA

Rurouni Kenshin movie advance screening in Sm Cinema
Here are some photos of sight and scenes from the advance screening of Rurouni Kenshin movie in SM City North EDSA. I'm here with our movie bloggers seated at the best seat of the cinema enjoying some McDo burgers and free pop corns and drinks, as a treat from SM Cinema. yay!!! I love these perks hehehhe

Rurouni Kenshin movie advance screening in Sm Cinema
Here's my view after lining up to enter the cinema, I saw lots of familiar faces coming from the anime community

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The line goes up to the car park area of the mall hahahah.


Rurouni Kenshin movie advance screening in Sm Cinema
We entered and we saw that there are lots of seats available, we sat here at the 5th row and thanks to Sef for reserving the seats for us bloggers, we occupied the entire 6th row and it was the right number of seats for all of us...sakto lang.

Rurouni Kenshin movie advance screening in Sm Cinema
Before the main feature, we got treated for a 30 minute program with games and raffle from the movie's sponsor. After the 30 minute program, we watch a series of movie trailers that will be distributed here by Pioneer Films, it was a 30 minute run of movie trailers. The movie started at 9pm, and hey! we got in here at around 7:45pm

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Here are some photos taken by PTK founder Dan Castro, his group exhibited some Rurouni Kenshin toys and 1/16 scale action figures that are all related to samurai and ninjas. I think I saw a Keanu Reeves "Ronin" character here.

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Here's a close up look of one of the action figures

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spotted also at the screening event are some cosplayers, here's Sanosuke, Kenshin and Saito



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Myrtle is also there at the screening, I didn't saw her, but its great to see her to join with us at the screening.

Rurouni Kenshin movie is showing Dec 5-9 here in Manila and 10-11 in some areas.
For cinema list and schedules of SM Cinema, just visit http://smcinema.com/smcinema/index.php?p=1743&bid=22&mov=510&title=Rurouni+Kenshin%3A+Samurai+X

Injury after riding that kiddie ride on toy

I have an injury today and I got it from a fall while riding Ashton's ride on toy yesterday here at home. It's my 2nd time to fall when I rode the edge seat of the ride on toy. My weight shifted and the ride on flipped backwards hitting the floor with my left shoulder. At first I thought that it's just a minor injury, but I felt the pain when we went out to have coffee in a nearby mall. It was so painful and it drained all my energies for the night. It was a short date with my wife in a coffee shop and then we went to buy some food at the grocery. The pain is bearable, but then the pain went back at its painful stage at around 10pm, I felt the pain crawling up to the back of my neck and then down to my arms. I was about to post a blog entry last night, but the pain just keep on coming and it left me weak. So I went to bed early and try to have a nice rest and hope that it will be better the next day.

I was wrong after all, this morning, I can't get up out of the bed and I felt that my left arm above my elbow is in serious pain. I'm not sure if its broken or just a muscle strain, but I'm going to have some observation and if the pain is still there after a week, I'll visit a doctor and let them check it if there's any bone dislocation. My left arm still hurts when ever I type letters here in my laptop.

The ride on toy can carry adults too, Its safe for kids, but not for adults, just remember that you need to sit in the middle of the seat of the ride on toy and never on the edge of it, you might encounter on what happened to me. 1st incident is that when my kid want me to drive the ride on toy and then carry him while I sit with it, and then the ride on toy flip backwards and I'm glad that I hit the ground first and then I'm glad that I carry him at the front. That will be the first and last time. And yesterday, me and my kid are playing Avengers, he plays Thor and me as Captain America, I rode the ride on toy and as I stop, it flipped backwards, so there...lessons learned.

To adults, be careful in playing with this toy, and let the kids sit at the middle of the seat and not on the edge of it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Another content scrapper copying my blog entries


It sucks that someone is enjoying free content by copying a lot of blog content from here in my blog. This blog - http://newcar2011-sony.blogspot.com copies a lot of post from my blog Azrael's Merryland. I just discovered it when I googled something that I needed for an upcoming blog post.

I posted a comment in two blog post just to let know the blogger that the post must be deleted, I also reported it to Google's Blogger.com via this link - http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=main_tos

I sent my valid ID just to let Google know that I'm the real Azrael Coladilla, because the post seems to reflect that I'm already blogging from that fake blog site.

here are some sample of post that he copied from here

http://newcar2011-sony.blogspot.com/2011/04/photo-walking-from-global-city-mckinley.html

http://newcar2011-sony.blogspot.com/search/label/10th%20philippine%20toy%20con%20production%20notes

I don't want to waste my time in collecting all copied links, but I want for Google to do is to delete that blog and ban the user for activating it again. Let's give Google less than a week to help me resolve this, I will submit a report of abuse again if ever Google didn't do any actions.

Rurouni Kenshin live action movie (review) - SM Cinema Cinexclusive


First of all, I like to thank SM Cinema for inviting me to join with them for the advance screening of Rurouni Kenshin movie last Sunday in SM City North EDSA. I'm glad I got invited to watch the movie on a weekend and from there, I won't be having problems getting a good sched for my busy weekdays. Its a movie that should not let it pass, because I'm a fan of the hit manga and anime series - Rurouni Kenshin. We waited for almost a year for the coming of the movie here in our big screen and thanks super to Pioneer Films and SM Cinema and their sponsors for making the RK fan's dream come true. It's hard to accept that the movie didn't brought here by Warner Bros Philippines, because of the movie is not like those big blockbuster movies that have a big market, but then, Rurouni Kenshin movie is just a niche movie with their own fan base and followers. I'm now interested on the next press release of SM Cinema on how much the movie will earn here in our country as it is now available to 43 SM Cinemas all over the country.

You can read the schedule and cinema list here at http://smcinema.com/smcinema/index.php?p=1743&bid=22&mov=510&title=Rurouni+Kenshin%3A+Samurai+X

Now showing December 6-11, 2012 only
You can also buy tickets online and via mobile, just follow SM Cinema's instruction on how to book your seats for the movie. Take note that the movie will have a 7 day run only here in our country. Manila movie scheds are up to Dec 9 only, other provincial screening are up to Dec 11. I know that movie rights are so expensive, but at least they got it in a limited run and I hope that future movie titles can be brought in here by other movie distributors in partnership with SM Cinema.

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The journey of the movie to the Philippines
A rumor about a local release of the movie sparked the interest of many people to join in a petition to bring the movie here in country, many people helped in the campaign to get many signatures and this has resulted to a 1,632 signatures and it found the interest of a local movie distributor to try get the movie and show it here in the big screen. A Facebook status post was published and it mentioned that the local distro is now in negotiation with the handler of the movie license in Japan, this brought a lot of excitement to everyone and gave back a positive feedback, and now revealed that SM Cinema will show the movie in a limited run only. The official announcement were released as early as September 2012 and this gave a lot of time to movie fans and RK fans to book their tickets online or buy it at SM Cinema's booth early before the big  December 5 screening.

I just received a special advance screening of the movie, 3 days early of the local release. It was awesome and saw the excitement of a lot of fans to finally see RK  become a live action film. The success of the Rurouni Kenshin in comics, created by Nobuhiro Watsuki, is first felt when it went on sale in "tankobon" comics book, a compilation of lots of comic strips that are sold in Japan. The comics were compiled in to a series of book up to volume 28. Then later adapted into an anime series that became a super hit to teens and adults who love samurai action and romance.

Did you know that I encounter this title before, when the time I still collect anime stuff, I saw the pages when I bought an old Shonen Jump book from an old Japanese grocery store. Then after I got a hold of a tv series and movie of the anime version in VHS, funny thing is that, I watched the anime movie first, and I got a hard time understanding its story, because it was so political and lots of talks, but then when it was aired on AXN and then local channel in Eng Dub, It gave me more interest to watch the rest of the series and also I borrow the rest of the Rurouni Kenshin books from a local Japanese library and bookstore (Honya in Makati), then the most collectible of them all is book 28, the final book,  I bought one and kept it as a collectible and reminder to myself that I'm a fan of Rurouni Kenshin.

The review
I'm  a big fan of samurai action films, and I grew up watching those movies and tv series of the Lonewolf and cub, Seven Samurais and many other Asian movies with katana wielding characters and Kung fu martial arts. I expected already that if a Samurai movie is done by a Japanese film crew, I know it will be super accurate in terms of set, design, creatives, costume and also on how they tell story. When I watched this movie, I was right and it added more visuals and the settings are much more colorful than the old samurai movies that I watched in the past.

The movie used lots of references from the anime series, because the comics will serve as their story board and the animation version will serve as their guide on how the characters talk, move and even interact with each other. The actors are with accurate likeness with the RK characters,  They did lots of job teaching them on how to act as the character, it was like watching Iron Man movie for the 1st time and other comics based movies. The Japanese did a great move in bringing this movie to life. Its a lot more better than making a TV series that will just bring rush taping jobs to the crew and also actors. I just learned from Neil Gaiman, as he mentioned years ago that he want his novel - American Gods, be in HBO Originals, why ?? because the treatment and quality are like in the movies, and not a rush job for a tv series. I guess that everyone learned that quality still rules and check out on what they are doing with The Walking Dead series.

Rurouni Kenshin deserves also for a tv series, but I'm more comfortable watching them on a big screen, and this film should be in a trilogy. The entire movie covers the small portion of the entire series, but if you will have the Shishi-O saga as the 2nd arc as sequel, I suggest that they move forward to the Enishi story arc and placed it as the final 3rd film. For the OAV series, it will be a good movie as prequel and be filmed right after the part 3. I know its a dream in having a Rurouni Kenshin movie series in 4 parts, but we haven't heard a news yet if ever they have plans in filming a sequel and we will read the news if ever the DVD is released and the movie be shown in other parts of the world.

Takeru Satou, the actor who played Himura Kenshin, did well on the stunts, the gesture and the way the animated version Kenshin do. At first, its hard to accept that he is Kenshin, lots of fans are petitioning for other actors, but when they see Takeru Satou in costume with cross scar on his left cheeks, everyone agreed that Okay, Satou is now Kenshin. It was like seeing Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, I felt a little goosebumps whenever Kenshin speaks "Oro" and changes the tone of voice whenever he is angry. Takeru Satou brought Kenshin to life.

Same goes to other actors like Emi Takei as Kaoru, she did well as Kaoru, with her pretty face, others criticized that Emi Takei's acting is lame, but I like to mention here that girls during those years don't act like a drama princess and also because of the clothes they wore that's why it's hard to move or even perform. Also, Emi Takei looks like our local celeb Kathryn Bernardo, its hard to take her out of my head when I saw Emi Takei as Kaoru in the film, and other people agreed that she look's like Kathryn Bernardo, bec. of her facial features  closely matches to Emi.

I was hoping that they can show lots of flashback story about the past of Kenshin, but then it was just a clip and Tomoe was seen facing away from the camera and her face is not yet revealed. I have a big feeling that a sequel movie will be done next and Tomoe actress will be revealed soon.

As for the english subtitles, they are good and the letters are big, I think the best way to watch this is at the lower part of the cinema, its much easier to reach also view the movie bigger. The change of eng subs are just right and now so fast, slow or have some delays. Expect double deck subs when two characters are talking at the same time. SM Cinema's digital theaters really helped a lot in bringing this film here, I suspect that the movie is in hard drive format, and didn't show any film creases as it was projected in the big screen. Great work SM Cinema!

Its an anime live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin, everything is colorful, all anime style , it matches everything like in the anime series and its a semi-perfect movie based on comics and anime ver of RK. Its so close that when you watch it, you'll hunger for more. For comics and anime purist, I suggest you remove the manga and anime story and design concepts to your home and prepare for another excitement as a new journey of the wandering swordsman will bring you back to your old self, the time when you first encounter Rurouni Kenshin.

For my movie rating.
I'll give it ....  5 out of 5
because of its accuracy of the characters and also story.

and yep! I'm going to watch it again this Friday hehehe.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Photos from last year's Christmas ToyCon / Toyfair 2011

Here are some scenes and booth action from last year's 6th Christmas Toyfair and 1st Philippine Diecast and custom car show in Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall.

Our event will be this Dec 14-16, you can read the details here at http://bit.ly/7thxmastoycon

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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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