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Friday, March 29, 2013

Racing day: dad vs son (me and Ashton)

Hahahah our racing day

Mister Donut Pon de Ring

I tried a piece of it few days ago, tnx to ruth and wentot for sharing a donut. Its yummy and i love the white choco glaze with almonds. I think this is available only at the concept store in Greenhills.

I inquired to other branches and they didn't know about this new donut awwwww

On group photo from my Dblcam prank hahahha

***this is a mobile blog post

I panic before two days malls are closed

Learned a lesson from last year, no bread for two days. So I decided to visit the mall hours before they close and bought some bread, doughnuts, yakult, tokyo tokyo food and wendys meal.

I went to the grocery and it was full of people on qeue to the counter and then this led me to another store were I bought two breads in French Baker and them ate my merienda in wendys, need to have a battle plan.

I retreat and went home bec almost all are panic buying too.

The ordinary bread in french baker are sold out, so i bought the expensive ones

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My top 10 movies to watch this Holy Week 2013

Back in the old days, we observed the holy week by staying at home for a week and wait til the program on TV come back, that was the days when we just rely on tv antenna to get good feeds in our black and white TV. Others go to their respective province and stay there and experience the life in the farm, while for the lucky ones, they spend time in their own province enjoying a dip in a river and ocean. I always prepare for the holy week during my youngling years, because I expected that everyone will be at home, my favorite program is not airing on tv, all my play mates are out of town. Its a school vacation that we always wait after All Saints Day and Christmas, its the longest summer vacation for a school kid between March and May.

In this generation, we just stay home, relax in a nice hotel or resort, travel around the island or just stay at home surf the internet, post a status update, practice photography or watch movie at home.

Thanks to the internet and cable tv! our holy week is lively and our relaxation and reflection is already exciting.

Here I share my top 10 movies to watch this holy week. These movies are the ones that I grew up with through the years and I like to share it to the old and new generation of netizens who are searching ways to find yourself with God and also be entertained.

Buy the movie, rent it...or torrent it or watch it in YouTube

In no particular order

Top 10 must watch movies this Holy Week in the Philippines 2013

1. The Ten Commandments ( 1956)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla

Its one of those movies that airs in our local channels every holy week, during the 80's and 90's, I always caught this movie airing over and over again. Its one of the best epic movie of all time, its all about Moses and his journey with the Ten Commandments.

Its one epic movie what you should not miss.

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UIS2AYVBqY


2. Passion of the Christ ( 2004)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla

Its the modern movie and take about the life of Christ, its the most controversial movie directed by Mel Gibson, the movie took the boundary of realism and gory visuals. Many people cried when they saw this in the big screen and I can tell, because I was in the cinema and almost everyone are crying during the crucification of Christ.

Just a what if... what if they have a 3D version ? hmmm

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNPoxmwLC1c

3. Jesus Christ Superstar ( 1973)
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Another classic to watch, heavily aired during the 80's and saw glimpse of it during the 90's as it was aired during midnight, not sure if this movie is perfect for couch people who wants to enjoy the story of Christ in a musical number. One of the best musicals and this concept is already adapted by some live shows.


Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNhcG9BhMw

4. Dogma ( 1999)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
I watched this movie after I became a fan of Kevin Smith's Mallrats and Chasing Amy. Its a comedy movie about the religious belief of many people. What if two angels from heavens come down to Earth and then want to strike a war with God ? hmmm.. a little help with humans and relative of Christ to save our world is the best solution to trick the two angels to surrender.

Oh..the hotness Alanis Morisette appeared at the end of the movie as.... God

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAh5SXHTzX8

5. Angels in the outfield ( 1994)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla

Perfect movie for the family! yeah!!! if you have  a kid who don't believe yet about Angels, you can show this movie to them. Also for the new generation, you'll see a kid version of Joseph Gordon-Lewitt as the lead character. See the angels from the heavens help the Angels baseball team win and believe that there is a God.

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-HxbfjVlw0


6. The Da Vinci Code  ( 2006) and Angels and Demons ( 2009)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla

The movie that is almost got a ban here in our country because of its story that can whip the belief of a Catholic person, but its just from a novel and base on studies that decoded some hidden messages by Leonardo Da Vinci. Its hard to believe but what if you make a story from it?

expect an adventure and be a Sherlock Holmes like Tom Hanks here in Da Vinci Code.

movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvmkH59-zA


holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
After the success of the 1st movie, the movie producers released a part 2, starring Tom Hanks again, here you will find out about the importance of a God particle and how the Illuminati prevents it to be released in public that can destroy Catholicism.

Its one freaky movie and a tidbid info about Science vs. Religion

movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2kIWt9OAHs

7. Kakampi ko ang Sto Nino ( 1979 )
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
I saw this movie when I was a kid, I think I saw this movie in channel 9, it was aired back in the 80's, its a cute movie starring the little celebrity kid Nino Muhlach. He helps people and then fight demons with a help of the Sto Nino.  I love this film when I was a kid, super memorable, because here at home, we own a Sto Nino image.

It freaked me out at the end of the film, when a Sto Nino Image showed on screen smiled and blink its eyes.

holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
Also...Nino Muhlach as a kid back then is cute and you'll remember how you look like back in the 80's ahhahahha. Yes, Im cute noon.

watch this video about Sto Nino de Romblon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwxW5yuYNYI


8. Jesus of Nazareth movie ( 1977)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
A classic and epic movie about the life of Jesus, its one of the successful film that air regularly on TV during holy week. I didn't even know that this movie runs at 6 hours!!!! thanks to YoutTube that I re-watch some scenes again. Its the best movie ever for Holy Week. The only movie that left me crying at the end of the movie.

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI11wEtAUVQ

9. Little Buddah ( 1993)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla
I have seen this movie once and it was one of the memorable movie for me. I'm not familiar with Buddah and its life, but you'll see here how is very important in the world of Buddism.

I think I should pick up this movie again.

movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScQZZPCHJk


10. Himala ( 1982)
holy week movies - compiled by azrael coladilla

I just saw this movie on TV only during the 80's. Saw it for two times and its a master piece movie that was brought back to this new generation, they remastered it and re-released it on DVD and also in the big screen. I'm so glad that they stick to the original and never plan for a remake.

movie trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UjKtENR5xU

So oks ba ito check list ko for movies to watch this holy week?

Got your own list ?

share it here via comments below!





Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Food photos of Woo Galbi Korean resto opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Korean food are the new favorite of many people today, after the boom of Italian, Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese cuisine here in our city, the spicyness, meaty and veggieness of a Korean food is welcome with open arms, especially if you are a foodie, you’ll bite and taste it before hugging it. Thanks to Korean novelas, pogi boy bands and sexy cute girl group performers, the Korean invasion is finally complete and we have now lots of Korean groceries, school, boarding house, Kpop, Korean inspired outfit, Kimchis and more kimchis and also the food!

Last night, I attended a food tasting session for Woo Galbi, since the restaurant is not yet open, (it will open this April 2013 in Shangri La Plaza Mall's new wing) the food tasting session and food blogging was held in Wafu resto in Greenhills. The resto is owned by Brian Tiu and Chef Chris Oronce, after the launch of a series of restos, they now put up another Korean resto that will spice up our foodie life.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
For Korean food, we are very familiar with this kind of set up, lots of side dish


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Here’s the assistant chef prepares our maki roll with soya paper

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
The soya paper is like those sea weed wrapper, but this one tastes a little creamy


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
I didn’t expected that they will serve to us half of the food in Woo Galbi’s menu, I’m ready that night and beside me is my notepad and Olympus E-PL1 camera. Its hard to take note and get the write spelling of the name of those Korean dishes, but I stick to its common and English name version.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Foodies had a great time last night, Instagramming all the food and entice everyone with the new food concept from Woo Galbi.

I present here the teaser for Woo Galbi’s offerings, although that they haven’t release yet a price for each, but consider this as a guide for you til the opening of Woo Galbi restaurant.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Spinach with miso hollandaise
My not so favorite dish, all pure greeny leaves, the miso hollandaise added more taste to this Spinach. Its too heavy for my tummy, but this is perfect for a vegetarian person.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Eel with cream cheese maki
Crunchy and tasty maki with eel meat, the cream cheese added more delight and sweet


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Spicy Soft Shell Crab Roll
This is for the next hardcore level of Korean food fan, a must try and taste good with a dip of sauce


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Kimchi pancake (like an okonomiyaki)
Like an okonomiya or Japanese pancake, the Koreans have its own version. Looks spicy, but not that too chili. I enjoyed eating this.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Seafood pajeon
I forgot to taste this hahhah , but as I said, it tastes like an okonomiyaki


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Beef taretare (raw ground beef with quail egg yolk)
this is pure raw beef! I’m so scared to eat this but I was informed that they carefully prepared this while its frozen and its a part of beef meat that is safe even its raw. I super enjoyed this, its like for the extreme foodie.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Futo Maki ( crab meat)
The usual maki with crab meat inside… nothing special, but its much more bigger



Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
(forgot the name of this dish)

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Seubokkeum
Another favorite, I love this prawn cooked with lots of kimchi and veggies. It’s a heavy seafood for my tummy, I think I ate 4 pcs. and I call it a night.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
(forgot the name of this dish)

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Kimchi soup
I love the kimchi soup, almost all Korean resto offers this.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Seafood soup ( with red snapper fish )
Not chili or spicy, but its tasty because of the juice from the seafood ingredients.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Haemul Tang (Spicy beef soup )
The best!! I felt a heavenly ascend after sipping the chili kimchi soup, and the chomping the grilled beef.
The most tastiest food infront of me.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Bodae chigae (Army soup)
They told me that Korean soldiers always eat this during their training and back in the war times.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Bodae chigae (Army soup)
It’s a kimchi soup with noodles, sausages, ham and tofu.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Kalbi Jim (beef stew)
the ultimate favorite! hahahahah beef stew by Koreans are the best because of its softness and sweet-salty flavor.


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Tofu soup

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Chicken Kalbi (grilled )
I’m not a fan of wrapping this chicken with a veggie, but that’s how Koreans eat it.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
you need to use this as a wrapper for your chicken kalbi.
wrap the chicken, dip it to a sauce and then eat it


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Sam gyup salssam (grilled pork with rice)
Crunchy pork with lots of glory, not sure if it’s a part of a pork belly, but I love the slice and crunchy features, I ate this in one shoot to my mouth.

Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Kal bibop (grilled beef top on rice)


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Ojingo gui (grilled squid)


Woogalbi Korean Restaurant opening soon in new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Woo Galbi is not yet open, but I like to give a congrats to Brian and Chris for bringing another Korean resto for us, thanks also to Myke Soon for organizing this foodie trip with us food bloggers. (Myke is now working under this new food group )

Watch out for Woo Galbi Korean restaurant opening this April 2013 in the new wing of Shangri La Plaza Mall.

#woogalbi !!!

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. 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 the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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