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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Create your own slushies with this slushy maker

Here's another good find inside the mall, but its weird that I saw this in the toy section and not in the usual kitchen or food section of the mall.

The Chill Factor slushy maker works like magic, I haven't tried it yet or bought one, but  I need to research more if this magic cup will transform my juice into a cold slushy drink.

Brew your best year with CBTL PH, Gang Badoy and Tim Tayag

The event is about celebrating your success and never give up when challenges comes in. I went with my wife to attend this event, and because our appointment got haywire for the evening, we scheduled a visit and a chance to attend CBTL PH’s forum event in their Net Lima branch.

CBTL PH launched a monthly forum and event series to be held in any branches of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf around Manila. I attended some events in the past that requires you to listen and join the discussions, there are times that we need to a listener and not a talker. I told Nella of CBTL that I super miss these kinds of events, I’m glad they have more to organize in the future.

New blog post: - Daddy ron playtime with the wahpinas kids and merryland kid @azalearesidence #baguiocity

Daddy ron playtime with the wahpinas kids and merryland kid @azalearesidence #baguiocity

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New blog post: - Good morning!!! #baguiocity @azalearesidence

Good morning!!! #baguiocity @azalearesidence

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Carinderia, ice crumble and running- the weekend warriors blog series 3

Day 2 in our another stay in Tagaytay, we ate our lunch again in Mahogany Market, its funny that the carinderia that we always dine in already recognize Lace’s favorite dish. As we arrive, the carinderia staff told her that they ran out of Papaitan that day, but then they suggested that they can still take our order but they will order it in a different carinderia.

Friday, March 28, 2014

New blog post: - Blog hackathon session in #baguiocity with team @popazrael and @wahpinas | @azalearesidence

Blog hackathon session in #baguiocity with team @popazrael and @wahpinas | @azalearesidence

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New blog post: - We're home now in @azalearesidence #baguiocity

We're home now in @azalearesidence #baguiocity

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I feel like we're in hell when we pass infront of two posters of horror films


Its a creepy arrangement of two demonic movies... see that??  a giant size poster of Devil's Knot and Devil's Due is standing infront of each other.

I hope they can just remove this away from a kid friendly mall.

Or if its for promotional thing, they can place the other demonic movie in the other side of the hall.

Barney's live show "birthday bash" this March 29-30 at Moa Arena

Here's an event for your kids this weekend. Barney is inviting you to come and celebrate his birthday bash for a two day live show at the MOA Arena.

For tickets, visit smtickets.com


New blog post: - Victory liner bus is now rolling.. Oh we have a stewardess on board

Victory liner bus is now rolling.. Oh we have a stewardess on board

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New blog post: - Now waiting for the arrival of the deluxe bus inside Victory liner's passengers lounge area

Now waiting for the arrival of the deluxe bus inside Victory liner's passengers lounge area

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New blog post: - Journey starts here! 1st time trip to Baguio with my family

Journey starts here! 1st time trip to Baguio with my family

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Geek Phone with Firefox OS : my touch and try moments with Firefox OS

I’m aware about the Firefox OS but I haven’t seen it and use it yet, I was at the Mozilla PH community social media series last weekend and I got a chance to borrow Bob Reyes’s smartphone with Firefox OS, the most impressive part is not only the OS but also the phone.

Bob said that it’s a Geek Phone from Spain, he bought it there and installed the Firefox OS.

Inside Tagaytay City Library and Museum- the weekend warriors blog series 2

The next morning, our day 2 stay again in Tagaytay, we went back to Tagaytay City’s Library and Museum for kids, located infront of Sky Ranch. If you remember, I already posted our first visit last month but we didn’t get a chance to read some books due to that the library was being used by the Iglesias as a dressing room and rehearsal for their event. You can read my story here at this link: http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2014/02/tagaytay-library-and-museum-for-kids.html

We promised to our son that we will go back to the library and museum in our next weekend stay in Tagaytay, and now here we are.and finally!!! we saw the books.

1st floor - dinosaur exhibit and museum
2nd floor – books for kids
3rd floor – books for high school and college students

Cooking and baking event for kids this March 29th in Rustans

hey mommies and daddies you might be interested to check out this event.
tonipet gaba tweeted this to me and he invited me to join, but i couldn't make it bec. i'll be in baguio.

you might be interested to invite your kids too.

I’m at the Philippine Cyberpress forum: Vision 20/20: Looking Back & Looking Forward- celebrating 20 years of internet in the Philippines

Its hard to believe that there’s an age for everything, if humans get old and we start to go slow as we age, our Philippine internet gets old too, but rather than go slow, it becomes more faster as it upgrades itself every year. I just hope that we humans can be like that, we upgrade our self as time pass by, learning from the mistakes, do better process and be a better hardware like the internet. March 29, 1994 was the year of the 1st ever internet connection of the Philippines to the world, and for this 2014, we are already celebrating for its 20th year! wow! I just can’t believe that internet is already 20 years old. I’m 36 years old today, that’s 16 years older than the internet.

Thanks to the Philippine Cyberpress for inviting me for this special day and event to celebrate our 20th year of Philippine internet.The forum titled "Vision 20/20: Looking Back and Looking Forward", its a forum event attended by the IT journalist of the Philippines, media, bloggers and important people in the tech industry. It was the best forum event ever, almost everyone were there celebrating the launch of the 1st internet. The celebration is very important because we see how internet makes our life easier and fun.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New blog post: - Date time @ fresh solaire / 4th wedding anibersaryo with @lacellanora

Date time @ fresh solaire / 4th wedding anibersaryo with @lacellanora

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You can now take home your favorite dish from Marriot Café

Our friends at Marriot Hotel sent a details on how you can buy and take home your favorite dish from their Marriot Café, I’m glad that they have this service, you can now enjoy the delicious food of Marriot Café in your homes or in your office, for your celebration or for your meal at home. Awesome!


Solaire Resort and Casino is 1 year old & with 1 million Facebook followers

Solaire Resort in Manila - media preview day before grand opening on March 16 2013 - photos by Azrael Coladilla
Our friend at Solaire Resort shared this news about their 1st year anniversary and their 1 million mark for Facebook followers, oh wow! Solaire Resort is my first ever resort to cover its soft opening and preview for my blog. Thanks to Myk for the nonstop support!

Captain America shield bags for kids and teens!

I spotted this cute Captain America shield back pack and sling bag in SM Dept. Store. I know its for kids, but I like the size of the back pack,  just the right size for a regular person. You can play with  your bag and be like Cap for a day. Also if you bought a bag in SM, you'll get a free small Captain America shield plushies. hahahah.

Data Cap Policy in the Philippines Explained

Admit it: you were one of those people who flooded Facebook and Twitter with angry outbursts when the Fair Use Policy (or FUP) was announced. No surprise: Filipinos are some of the most active Internet users in the world.

Part of that outburst was justified: a fast and reliable Internet connection is not a mere want – it’s a need. The question is: did you even understand what you were ranting about? Here are some important terms you need to know:

New blog post: - Later: Touch and try the Unilever Pureit water purifier and then taste test the water

Later: Touch and try the Unilever Pureit water purifier and then taste test the water

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New blog post: - Inside @cyberpressph forum #20phnet #vision2020

Inside @cyberpressph forum #20phnet #vision2020

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New blog post: - @pbnetworkph girls @girlygeekph @buhaykuneho @vivakitchengoddess #20phnet #vision2020

@pbnetworkph girls @girlygeekph @buhaykuneho @vivakitchengoddess #20phnet #vision2020

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New blog post: - With benjie tan, the guy who set up the first internet in the Philippines in 1994 #20phnet #vision2020

With benjie tan, the guy who set up the first internet in the Philippines in 1994 #20phnet #vision2020

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New blog post: - Happy 20th anniversary of internet in the Philippines #20phnet #vision2020

Happy 20th anniversary of internet in the Philippines #20phnet #vision2020

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PHP 200 Katsu in Yabu-SM Southmall this March 31, 2014

Food promo alert!

I just received this food promo of Yabu via email.

Microwaveable chicharon is real! | grab one at Sikat Pinot National Food Fair 2014

It's real!!! hahahaa, I've seen this in 711, but the version from Sari Sitsirya looks more appetizing, check out that Gold award label in front of the packaging. I haven't tried this yet, but I will try one pack and see if its really good. It will be just a trial and error (or terror) thing later, this could be my merienda or my dinner today.

Let's support our national food produced and products this March 26-30, 2014 in SM Megatrade Hall 1-3 for the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair.

I'm covering this today - Cyberpress.ph forum #20PHNET Vision 20/20 Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Thanks to Raffy Pedrajita of the Cyberpress PH for inviting the members of PBNetwork PH for their forum event. Today, it will be an ultimate throwback Thursday, because the forum event is inline with the 20th year of Philippine internet and also email in the Philippines.  1994 was 20 years ago and I didn't even noticed or felt it, but with this ultimate throwback forum, I can feel that I'm growing old because today was then-the future, and now we're still looking forward for another future - 20 years ahead.

cheers everyone! happy 20th internet years for the Philippines.

Night travel and bakery hunting- the weekend warriors blog series 1

New blog series again for our out of town adventures, I created a title “the weekend warriors blog series” to label our weekend hang out. I already forgot to post our Feb 28, 2014 weekend getaway here in my blog, but its better to be late than never hahaha.

Okay let’s start.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lazada Philippines is in WeChat, now offers PHP999 Android Tablet to WeChat users

Here’s the big news that I posted a teaser recently in my Facebook time. In celebration of Lazada Philippines’ 2nd year anniversary and also being the number 1 online shopping site in our country, in order to expand the connectivity of Lazada to their users, they already joined WeChat as one of the brand who operates with an official WeChat account.

Today, Lazada Philippines is offering a PHP999 discount for their Haipad Anaconda Xenith S Android Tablet, originally priced at PHP2.5k

Read the news below, to know more on how you can avail the super discounted Android tablet.

My new partner in blogging -- iPad mini

Finally! my new partner in blogging is here! I included this in one of my wishlist back in 2013 and after I own a 10 inch Android tablet, I already discarded the idea to buy one. But this giveaway of the day is super awesome!! ahahahahah.. I didn't expected that this iPad mini is for me!

coverage: Girl power! in Mozilla Philippines seminar series “Women in Social Media”

Congratulations to Mozilla Philippines community for organizing their 2nd seminar series about women in social media, a topic that celebrates of women’s month. I was there at the seminar with my wife, she’s one of the speaker to share some tips on how women can use social media in a good way.

Interview about social media in the Philippines

This is an old interview from Janette Toral last 2009, I can say that I’m young at that year in social media, but I am confident with my answers and prediction for the future of social media. The interview is a prelude of the event “2nd Social Networking & eBusiness Conference”, I was invited to be a keynote speaker, it was my first time to talk in front of people who are from the corporate world. I wasn’t ready that time to talk and I’m not yet comfortable to in front of a different crowd, but I learned many things from my mistakes during my 1st keynote, but it went well..added with some technical difficulties with the projector.

I lifted the whole post from Janette’s blog : http://philippineinternetreview.blogspot.com/2009/04/social-network-users-who-leave-negative.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Flickr PRO is now expired

my flickr set
It's the time that I always afraid of, my Flickr PRO going bye bye for another awesome year, I don't know if ever I will renew it again for this 2014, the subscription is starting to be a pain in my wallet already, in the first few months of the year I always encounter lots o renewals for my domains, hosting and also this Flickr PRO subscription.

I'm very happy with their service, but I guess its time for me to save up and maybe renew this next time.

DVD checklist of the day!

I went to Astroplus to claim my Catching Fire DVD, and then while I wait for the staff to pack my DVD, I decided to look and check if there are interesting DVD that I can buy and add it in my collection.

I just found three DVD, now its time for ipon time!

photo coverage: Fun Fest 2014: a Super 8 grocery warehouse event

I accompanied my wife to cover and attend that Super 8 grocery warehouse event in World Trade Center, and because she went back in blogging in her fashion and mommy blog, Lace is very motivated to write again and also attend some event coverage for her blog, she now accepts invitations from Pr agencies to blog some topics, products, and give away some sponsored items. When Lace started to blog again, I’m more excited than her hahha.

Winner take all: in this Catching Fire DVD blog contest! - join na!

Contest time!!!!!

Take home this 3 dvd set -- Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mortal Instruments DVD in one win!
Thanks to C-Interactive for providing us some giveaways for my blog readers.

Are you ready? if yes...then read the details below

Just a short interview: about comic book stores in the Philippines

Here's another interview from a 4th year student of UST, the student's thesis is about Comic Bookstores. The student contacted me via email after she/he reads my Top 10 best comics shop in the Philippines 2009.
The interview was last December 2013, too bad that I failed to send my answers on time due to my busy schedule for our Christmas Toy Fair event.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Interview: how to choose the right gaming app for your kids

iPhone Screenshot 1
I’m sharing here an interview about how we choose the gaming apps for our kid, the article and interview was supposed to appear in a newspaper. I asked the writer if its okay to publish this interview in my blog, the writer said its okay.

so here’s the interview

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Universal Motion Dancers, SexBomb and Manoevers in a reunion at Massive Dance Concert this March 31 #FeelKoAngBuhay

Its the ultimate throw back dance concert this March 31, your popular dance group in the Philippines will have a one time reunion for one day only! I'm sure everyone remembers the UMD, Manoevers and SexBomb dancers... ( I hope they also include Street Boys)

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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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