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I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Axis Watch launches “Art through time” art exhibit for charity


Axis Watch made a week long art exhibit and also showcase of their watches in SM Mall of Asia, the art exhibit is in partner with Children’s Hour, a charity organization for kids and collaborated with renowned Filipino artists Ram Mallari, Buds Convocar and Salvador Ching to showcase inspiring art works created with the use of Axis watch parts.

Celebrities Sam YG and Lucky Mercado visited the artists’ work hub for a one on one session on the creation of the Axis art pieces. The art works are on display and are up for bidding at the Time Out of Time Exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia from November 6-12, 2014. Proceeds from the auction will be given to the “A Class of Your Own” project of Children’s Hour.


Axis Watch is not new for me, I’ve seen them and I owned one of the promo watches that was launched during the Man of Steel movie, I also saw the limited edition Man of Steel watch that is made from stainless steel and powered by Japan Movement gears.

Axis Watch is a local brand of watch that uses Japan Movement, it’s a clock gear and spring that is the heart and soul of the watch , it’s a rival to a Swiss Movement, but Japan Movement in Axis Watch is works good, competitive and also less expensive.

Axis Watch price range is from PHP 2.5k up to PHP 6k, depends on the design and the Japan Movement gear used in the watch.


The most highlighted part of the event is the art exhibit of our local artist, many call them junk artist or scrap metal artist. Ram Mallari, Buds Convocar and Salvador Ching are known to many art collectors as master art builder of many things. Each of their artworks will be up for auction and the proceed will be donated to Children’s Hour.

ART details:

The works of each participating artist are an artistic translation of the concept of time.

Ram Mallari turns discards into works of art. His mixed media assemblages have garnered attention and praise. Mallari’s Axis artwork is called “Time Voyager”. His work consists mainly of metal discards combined with plastics and other non-metal discarded materials that were welded together.
He is hoping that this piece will help raise more awareness on recycling and its value. Ram wants to inspire people to turn scraps into creative and functional pieces and in the process, help them understand the value of his work and its purpose.

Before pursuing a full time career in painting, Buds Convocar spent his early years in the academe handling a wide array of art subjects such as Design, Illustration, Typography, Painting and Cartooning.

His Axis work is entitled “We All Need More Time”. It communicates the need for balance -- to focus on the challenges that confront us but still make time for the people we love, especially in celebrating our triumphs.

Salvador “Buddy” J. Ching is a full-time, multi-awarded Painter, Installation and Performance Artist. His work is entitled “Oras-yon” which is part of the Women of Malolos Series. His work is inspired by the memories of the past and represents the images of our history.


Before the opening of the art exhibit. Axis Watch pulls off an awesome statue or time freeze mob performance. Lots of people wearing Axis Watches are frozen for 15 minutes and it captured the attention of mall goers and even security guards, and many of them visit the site to check out what’s going on.







The freeze mob started to unfreeze when lots of people are starting to speculate hahahaha.
awesome performance!


At the booth of Axis Watch, they displayed their products of Axis watch with different style, from Fashion, Street and Classy.




Here are the artworks on display and for auction.


The artworks looks simple but if you saw the time pieces embedded at the work, you’ll realize that the artwork can really tell time for you.


Artwork by Salvador Ching, this piece is auction off with a starting bid of PHP 25,000

The artworks may be seen at the Axis pop-up store on the ground floor of SM Mall of Asia, near National Bookstore. Axis watches are available in Watch Republic Shops and leading department stores nationwide.


More items on display. I now have new favorite of watches made by Axis. At first I thought they are a common style watch, but then the stainless steel brace is very inviting to own one.






Axis watches are available at Watch Republic Shops and leading department stores nationwide.

Visit Axis Watch Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/AxisWatches

Visit their official website for the list of products and store branches - http://axiswatches.com/

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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