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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

In photos: Star Wars Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe (aftermath) #‎FillYourGalaxyWithWonder‬

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

December 11, 2015 is the big moment for us Star Wars fans, because it’s the first event that made a big hype for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie here in the Philippines. The fun part is that this event is organized by Globe and Walt Disney Company SEA, the partnership of two companies helped in promoting Star Wars fandom here in the Philippines and Im very happy that we get to experience an awesome Star Wars event without leaving the country.

The event titled “Star Wars Galactic Celebration” is our very own Star Wars event that took place in Bonifacio High Street Central in BGC, Taguig City. We went to the Dec 11 media preview to experience first hand the Star Wars Play Hub, the biggest play hub ever with lots of Star Wars content. The big event was scheduled to open for the public last December 12-13, 2015, and it was very successful.

I’m very happy because Star Wars fan blood was transferred to my 5 year old son Ashton. I remember that my first Star Wars exposure is when my dad brought me to the cinema to watch Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, my adventure with Star Wars started there and it remained til I reached the age of 38.

Today, my son Ashton, is so hyper about Star Wars, I bought him Kylo Ren light saber and mask and also made him a DIY costume to blend in this event. I remembered my first ever light saber that my dad bought it in a store, its funny that the handle of the lightsaber is a big plastic flash light.

Today, kids are so lucky because toys and merchandise of anything Star Wars are easy to acquire..they are every where!!!

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

At the event, I showed the Star Wars Battle Pod arcade game to my son, I always babble this to him because of my amazement of the semi 360 degree view and the flight simulation of starfighter vehicles from the Star Wars universe. Here we pilot the X-wing and our mission is to destroy the Imperial Tie Fighter and also the Death Star space station.

We are so pumped up with lots of Star Wars mania in our veins, and this arcade game added more excitement.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Ashton and his Kylo Ren costume, we were waiting for the 3D mapping projection show at the walls of the Globe Tower in BGC.

This is the first time our son enjoyed wearing costumes, back then when he was 3-4 years old, he hated wearing a mask, and he got tired of wearing his Iron Man costume. His auntie from the US bought him a Thor costume, but he wore it one time only during this birthday.

But today…. Ashton never loses an energy because he wore the costume for hours..from the start to the end of the event.

And because he is in character of Kylo Ren, he did some quick light saber fights with fellow Star Wars fans (who are members of the Philippine Light Saber Guild)

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Kylo Ren-Ash vs. Darth Maul

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Vs. a female Jedi

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Jedi from Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

vs. a Jedi from the Clone Wars

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

vs. Count Dooku

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

and also…vs. EarthlingJedi blogger

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Waiting for the 3D mapping show
Im glad that it didn’t rain that night.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Spotted Myrza Sison taking an Instagram photo of our Kylo Ren-Ash

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Ashton received a lot of photo ops too from people in costume


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

photo op here and photo there….
Kylo Ren-Ash never get tired hahahaha. He super enjoy it

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

The event started with the Imperial March theme song, and then we spotted these Stormtroopers crossing the street.

Also, the road was blocked for 15 minutes, just to give way for the 3D mapping show at the Globe Tower.


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

3D mapping show at the Globe Tower…we saw X-wing, Millenium Falcon and Tie Fighter flying around the walls of the building.

Nangawit lang kami kasi nakatingala eh hahahaa

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

BB-8

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Kylo-Ren

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

After the 3D mapping show, we rode a private BGC Bus going to BHS Central, it’s the venue for the Star Wars Play Hub and Galactic Celebration

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Ashton stopped infront of this Kylo Ren artwork and he told me to snap him a photo with it

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Then we saw this awesome tarp wall with characters from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Ashton did some Kylo Ren moves during his TV5 interview
Im still looking for that video on the net. I hope TV5 uploads it

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Inside the Star Wars Play Hub and Galactic Celebration

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

We enjoyed some light snacks and drinks while waiting for the program to start.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Globe CEO and with a rep from Walt Disney Company SEA raising their light saber to open the event to the public

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Light saber duels by the Philippine Light Saber Guild

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Real saber fight choreography….
Jedi moves that are hard to master

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

My son in his jaw dropping moment, as he see a live action light saber battle..

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

In this moment, my son Ashton got scared of Darth Maul hahahahah
I told him that’s only a make up and not with real horns

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

At the event, I was assisted by these two lovely ladies in Princess Leia Organa get up
I signed up and pick up a raffle from their fish bowl.
Too bad that I pick up a raffle coupon with labels “get luck next time”

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Just checking the booths and merchandise area for Star Wars

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

They brought all the Star Wars merchandises from their Globe Gen 3 store.
Everyone are welcomed to buy their Star Wars item


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

At the Havaianas booth, they showcased their flip flops with lots of Star Wars design.
I wonder why Skechers haven’t released yet their Star Wars designed sneakers.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Star Wars shirts from Folded and Hung

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Star Wars photo op booth by HP


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Hobbes and Landes booth --- everything is for sale…


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Entertainment reporter Marie Lozano picks up the Android App-controlled BB-8 robot.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Iconic socks with lots of Star Wars designs….so cute

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Spotted a Metal Earth model kit Tie Fighter

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Funko Pop! Star Wars….always the cutest merchandise ever!


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

FX 3D Deco Light… I forgot, we have the Yoda head and I haven’t use it yet.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

The holy grail of the event….. the Star Wars Battle Pod arcade machine.
you can visit Globe Gen 3 store in Greenbelt 4 if you want a free play sessions.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Hot Toys Stormtroopers

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Funko Pop! Star Wars

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Comics and books from Filbars

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

This is an interesting book for toddlers…hmmm


Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

At the right side of the venue, you can also play some on the spot game challenges, and if you completed the task and won the game, you can take home some Star Wars premium items c/o Globe.

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

I want this beanbag…..

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

The most easiest game…trivia contest

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

spotted Ashton carrying a BB-8 droid for photo op

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

After the saber fight duel….they are now friends…. Sith loves another SIth

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

Kylo Ren-Ash meets his kuya Jedis

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

ga-awww moments…super cute to see Kylo Ren-Ash with a Scouttrooper in this photo op

Star Wars: Galactic Celebration event in BGC by Globe and Star Wars (Disney)

The real BB-8 droid is not around, but this BB-8 life size statue is cute too!!!

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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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