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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Stuff of Legends
They say Batman is the Stuff of Legends, thats why every part and story in the comic is very mysterious and lots of eerieness, Life in me is like a Legend, full of weirdness and extraordinary story that you will not find in other normal person. Am I normal? is this my gift or a curse?

for now.. I want to be alone, hope all my gurlets, should leave me alone for a moment, its time for me to get busy in work, and I dont want to be distracted. well for some other close girl - friends, its normal to meet and talk to me. putang ina! ang gulo ko noh?

Lightning Crash
Lightning Crash....a new mother cries.
Not a Typical Song you will hear everyday, but everytime i can hear this lighthning storm, makes me remember the horror of my life. i know its hard to live a life today with out a PC, my Pc is my whole life hehhe. even in High school, i used to call this a girlfriend, having the initials CPU, and my classmates thought that it was our Highschool girl classmate Cristina P. Uy, having the same intials with CPU as Central Processing Unit.

maybe have a girlfriend named GPU, thats Graphics Processing Unit, and not Grace P. Urdaneta (who the hell is she? hmm..hope she's real! hhhehehe)

Where's the MAP !
damn! im having some hard time surfing the net just to get a clear image of the vicinity map of Makati. why am i doing this?

because, im not familiar in the area of Makati, (sorry im just human)
I have this Cocktail Party of some business people in Makati, and the venue will be in Makati Sports Club, to hell! I didnt even know where it is located in Salcedo Village. oh damn! il be going out wandering in Makati in a formal suit, carrying my bag with Hockey Ice Skates, Jersey and Hockey stuff.

and to all my stalkers...i wont even tell here in my site when and what time. ehhehe..
Give me back my P5.00
I was walking in Rosario and then i got attracted to this Cover of a candy wrapper, with a Daredevil movie cover, and at the back is Elektra,
i really love Jennifer Garner, she's the sexiest babe in my life...

Php 5.00 for that candy and the sign said free with toy inside.
what i did is, I bought the item and hoping to get a Elektra-Jennifer Garner toy figurine or hoping to get Daredevil -Ben Affleck, or any character, so i grab one, and i zap my way riding the FX going to Megamall.

and here what i get !!!!
fuck !!! one small biscuits and one magnetic toy!
where's daredevil? elektra? jennifer garner??
i've been rip off by this food-toy gimik!!!!!!!!

Book haven
at last..i will be having my own hardbound book of Harry Potter, For FREE
complete set and i was thinking of getting also some Star Wars books.and add this to my collection, at books for my bookshelves,thanks to our sponsor Scholastic Book Fair.

also for other sponsor, thanks to Karen "Katch" Cheung, lovely girl and great artist, who volunteered to give away some prizes in our upcoming Aug 7 Deviant Art Manila Meet Up, for our Best Design Name Tag.

Deviant Art Manila Meet Up
A very success meet up of subscribers, a total of 30 artist went to our eyeball last wednesday. The event starts at 8pm and we finished at 12MD, Thanks to the Artists' Den in helping this brand new community emerge from the shadows.

here are our Deviant ARt Manila Attendance.

here are our Deviant Art Manila Eye Ball Poster
art by: Lionel Nelz Yumul

30,000 Hits Celebration
Yesterday i saw my counter hits logging 29,900 plus and now it reaches 29,952 hits, in a couple of hours or days, my site will be having a 30,000 hits !

im still thinking how will I celebrate this 30K hits!
thanks to all who visit and support my site !!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Crisis on Infinite Az
Everything is in chaos, every day...every minute I encountered this terrible disaster, im glad that i survived and faced this fucking challenges that nearly kicks my ass out to space orbit.
there some good news and soem bad news. well..thats what we call LIFE.

Lightning Strikes

it was raining that time and its like the end of the world. our home is into nearly high waters, that afternoon i didnt expect that it will happened to us. That's why i am scared of lighting, coz when I was a kid I was nearly stroke by lightning, I though it was a joke, but its not.

During the Mighty Rain, i was checking my mail and using the internet, i was making a special website for an Art event. Then i heard a lightning bang! outside our house and I saw flashes of lights in our window, then after that the ground starts to shake. I realize that the lightning has hit us. I immediately turn off our TV and computer.

Then after the rain, i tried to connect to the internet and no longer connects, my modem didnt recognize any dial tone. then we noticed that our caller id got busted, and then we found out that an electric current from the lightning flowed through our phone line to the caller id to the modem, im glad that we shut off the unit before it get toasted.

so countless days i got no internet connection, i bought a new one. but i found out that PCI slot for my brand new internal modem was toasted,it was useless. so thanks that i have to buy an external modem for my Serial port system..

Fate of the Sugardrops

well..goodbyes cant be avoided..but its the right thing.
some of our bands members are busy so they can no longer play for the band. and busy can go make up for the band too. differences is one of the reason of the band rest. and lots of training needed for me to play the guitar. and also for some matters that we discussed. its up to me and TJ be having a possible gig this saturday in Makati.

Empty Gas Tank
well..after the lightning disaster..i lost a big amount of cash for the repairs of my pc, and im in bog cahoots for some events coming in my way.
must do something!
will sing for money
will dance for money
will scrub your back for money
will do anything for money, except wash the dishes

Erase my mind
i just encontered a massive memory loss in my digital camera..and damn! it happened to me 2 times in one staright day and I lost 2 group files of pics of my trip, and here ...i dont have a nice pics that i suppose to be featured here in my website.

heres a pic from my trip somehere in the mountains

Reach my deadline
oh after the countless days of no internet connection, im here working lots of web works for a deadline i posted and promise for my contacts. right now im in establishing our own Comic studio, and hope everything is okay. got some gigs for my artists friends who trusted me on this work.

Az Video Game news
at least..i have some good news here! New screen shots of the game
Azrael's Adventure in Merryland. The Video game release will be on September 18, and hope it allows us to exhibit the game in the upcoming event U Got Game, a interschool game developement competition.

The Story: It's about a kid name "AZ" having its own ranch with 8 sheeps in Merryland. Suddenly, dark forces stole all the sheeps and kept in different caves. When the kid woke up from that sudden impact, a cute little fairy gave him powers such as "wings" to fly and his wooden stick with a "spark" at the end. His mission is to rescue all 8 sheeps and destroy all dark forces.

we will be collaborating with other indie artist. combining indie music, film, comics, art and etc.

hope this brand new indie gaming developement brings new grounds to the gaming industry here in the Philippines.

Deviant Art Manila Meet Up
organized by the Artists' Den

visit <--future website event organized by: Azrael Coladillla
Ariel Atienza
Jaclyn Ting Lim
Artists' Den

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Imelda: Documentary Film
Directed byRamona S. Diaz

Imelda, the documentary hit with controversy over its content and its delayed release, is a solid film to watch and not only that it is also very educational and very informative.

Despite the title, Imelda is not really a biographical flick of the former first lady of the Philippines as it concentrated more on the political side of things from Imelda Marcos' attractive campaign for her dictator husband in 1965, adding beauty to the country in a personal way, meeting varied world leaders "the human way" (she met Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro just to name a few), governing Metro Manila, enjoying the richness of life while millions of Filipinos suffered, running as a presidential candidate in 1992 and 1998 and the road goes on!

Complementing the informative archive media footage of historical events were interviews with a huge variety of people from Imelda's childhood friends to reporters to former government officials and to US officials.

What makes Imelda striking is the huge amount of information that can be learned. Imelda Marcos has her delusions until now even claiming that she's "innocent" from being involved with human rights violations on 70,000 Filipinos, salting away money, etc.

True to documentation, Imelda had interviews of people from both sides of the arena: one side telling the negative view and one side favoring Marcos.

Cinematography's very good. The shots of Leyte are very beautiful and polished in grand fashion. The film's pacing is fast enough to keep viewers awake and interested.
Hat's off to Ramona Diaz for this very solid documentary. Imelda may even start a trend of political documentaries on Filipinos. Better not miss this movie!

Imelda Docu Film: Az  Take 1
I watched Imelda docu film..with my friend Ricky and Reitchand astig sya..eheh..medyo di ko din kasi alam yung mga history ng mga marcoses and grabeyung story.i really like the treatment they made for this docu..ok yungcinematography nya. and the execution of the visuals are wellpresented.

No special effects karamihan ng mga pinakita ay mgafootages and live events kamakailan lang.hindi lang tungkol sa 3,000 shoes yung documentary film..medyo may mga laughs at mga nakakatawa eksena sya.well..some of the viewers are mad while watching the film, coz Imeldastayed innocent as she said. vs. all the accusations against her..i think she had more than 100 cases

if you like politics and the history of pinoy politics.ok sa inyo itong movie.pero just keep your angst for the moment you watch it and later release it after the movie na lang.coz some people in the cinema got over reacted on some scenes in thefilm...(shouting inside the cinema) , which..really !

..after I saw Imelda discuss on some topic about Peace and Order...and what the hell is PACMAN doing at the topic..and..some sort of 7 Portals of the movie if you want to and find it out.

When I was in grade school.during the presidency campaign , i think that was 1986..not sure.. the time Cory Aquino run for president.I got a news with my neighbors that the caravan of Pres.Marcos andImelda will arrive in our street in Forbes. so my play mates told methat they are going to show the president their Philippine Flag flyer(which the marcoses use the paper flyer flag as the symbol of its candidancy),my play mates told me that they are going to wave the flag and rip itoff in front of them,,and then i told do it.but when the time the caravan arrived, i saw them raised the phil flag flyer(colored back to back) and they ripped it when the caravan arrives in front of them.

In matter of seconds i told my self that.why should i rip the Phil.Flag.its the flag of mg country why should i do that. then thecaravan approaches in front of me..i was staring at the Pres. and Imelda , waving their hands and cheering the people.some of the people crowded at the back of their caravan, and itleaves no people left in front of the caravan, as they passed infront of me. 

I was standing and looking at them with no reaction.then suddenly Ferdinand Marcos looked at me and said "hey boy, we aregiving away some free Hats and goodies at the back why dont you gothere and get some free stuff" , then Imelda look at me and wave atme. and said that i should go at the back to grab some that time..i cant believe that some powerful person talked to me.and that was a great experience for before i watchedthe docu film, memories started to flashback and it is still fresh inthe back of my brain.

Related article :
Director fights for Imelda movie

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Ultimate Hero Clix Comic

Events and Conventions
Filbars Launching at the Ayala Center Cebu
There are anime cosplays, hobbies displays, fashion show, anime showing, video games, drawing contests, tournaments, local bands and dance numbers.

CosParade on ICE

The YAOI Dudes in cooperation with the SM Ice Skating Rink invites all of you to...

Cosparade On Ice (aka Anime On Ice)
July 31, 2004
SM Megamall Ice Skating Rink
Skating starts at 4pm, Show Proper is at 6pm
Ticket Price: 80pp (Look for Itachi Uchiha & Gaara)
For Advance Ticket purchasing ask your friendly neighborhood YD for more info.

With the special Dance performances by:
Mini-Moni Philippines from WAA
Hello Morning (Comic Alley Girls)
Ice Musume (Cosplay Skaters)

*special NARUTO headgears to be given away

We'll see you at the ice.

ps. Anyone can post this msg to any Mailing list or can also be forwarded to any given email account.

note: ( * ) - the NARUTO headgears will be as a special prize for early patrons and /or advance ticket purchase to be specified on the next post

Comic series coming in Philippine TV

On Feb 1977 at the age of 15 Lorna Tolentino
did the short lived Darna TV series for KBS 9.

Gma 7 has recently signed up Darna and soon it will be aired on Philippine TV. News that Iza Calzado will be the next actress to wear the Tiara of Darna. Mulawin also a new comic series will be aired together with Darna., ABS CBN 2 got their own comic series...Krystala, a new heroine will be launched in ABS, actress Judy Ann Santos will be the main super hero of the comic series.

TV is now capturing this chance showing comic related tv series and also in movies. I think they got the vibes when all of the superhero movies previously slam bam to box office hits

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

The AZ video game
me and my game developer are talking everyday and he updates me on the new developement for the "Azrael's Adventure in Merryland"

The Game is about me, having this adventure in my own Merryland, where all of my Sheep is gone and kidnapped by unseen foe.

the mission will be I'l be gonna search and rescue all my Sheep and bring them back to my ranch in my Merryland.

By the use of this Whoop Ass Magic Stick, i can eliminate all enemies blocking my way. and every stage..i have to fave each enemy stage boss.

the game play is like Mario Bros and Castlevania.
its a sidescrolling game...with lots of laughs..and look at the game so cute!!!

The game developement started last week and this was planned, i think 3 months ago.

today. he send me the game demo, and the it was great! i can see the animated me...walking and wields its magic stick.

this game will be available and soon be exhibited on our upcoming event on November 2004, The Philippine Game Developers Conference 2004.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Digital Bath
Thanks to Gabe for inviting us to her party last night.
and its cool and nice to meet and dance with your cute girl twin cousins...twins ba sila?

Gabe Party photo album 1

Gabe Party photo album 2

i was late that night. because of the heavy rain, and im 1 hour and a half late.I arrive almost 8:30pm. and Im glad that the party started a minute after.
Ariel, Ricky, Hec, Miao, Carl, Priss was there..and we are in one big table.

there are lot of people at the party.all of them are Gabe's family, its like a family reunion and bday party.

after the meal, Gabe invited me to a dance...and she introduced me to her friend Mark, and twin girl cousins, it was a hell of a dance floor. we rocked the whole night. I was little careful, coz my broken ankle just healed, and after the straight one hour dance, me and the others left the party.


While inside Reitch mobile, we got the idea to go to The Last Full Show gig in Gasoline Alley, its me, Ricky and Reitch Jam up at the Gasoline Alley, just in time to watch Sugar Free, Musings of the Cigarette Smoking Man and Quail Quartet, Mikah's new band after Fish Trio, jazzy music with Saxophone.

after the gig we ended hanging out inside Mcdonalds St. Francis Square, there we tested its 24 hour service..problem is...The Airconditioning is BAD !

problem 1: my right leg is some how....injured...i dunno why.
problem 2:i failed to go to Gackt Day
problem 3:no more money left in my pocket
problem 4: my body aches !!! im so tired.

but its one happy night !!

Az How I Cook part 2
hello Food fans!
welcome to my cooking show!

Ingredients are:
Cheeze powder
Light Saber
Screw driver
taste buds
Led Zeppelin Mp3

Star Wars Jedi Training

This game will attempt to make a worthy Jedi Knight out of you.
The force is strong within you and you have been selected to train under Jedi Master Yoda himself. Will you master the art of the Jedi? Will you learn to hit things while blinfolded and various other party tricks?
Only you, the player, can answer that...

Download The Game size:2.3 mb date:5/9/01

Friday, July 16, 2004

Blog Knight Returns
its a hell of a week for me...and I think it is a very unproductive week for least.that my ankle is fully healed!! wohoooooo!!!

as Peter Parker says! "IM BACK !!!!!!!!"
then..afterwards....."aWWWW MY BACK !!!!!!"

i know it will hurt..but problem is..i have some difficulty in walking too fast and running across the street, a painful experience last fri..and it hurt so bad!

Audiobook Marathon
i got this new addiction of listening to Audiobooks..yup.thats right
my first was...(except Star Wars) Batman Knightfall Audio book.
i got a copy from the internet and i was really excited on the flow of the story. I read the full story in its original comic format, but listening to the audiobook is really cool...its just like a movie..

and my first time to listen the voice of the character Azrael.

Story was..Batman mets Azrael, the avenging angel of st. dumas, then 1st appearance of Bane, who then breaks the spinal cord of Batman, then Azrael takes in charge and wears the Batman-suit.

here are some audio samples.

1st Appearance of Jean Paul as Azrael

Appearance of Bane.targets the Batman

Azrael wears the Batman costume in a battle side by side with Robin (Tim Drake)

photos from the baul

Janet, Nelz, (back) Azrael, Ariel and Ryan

got this photo from Rollan of Artists' Den, he took this pic i think 3 years ago..and im laughing at my seat when i saw it..all of us were... young! and taken inside the cafe of Liberty Center
i was still a newbie that time..i met people like Ariel Atienza, Lyndon Gregorio, Nelz Yumul, Jo Rayton, Rollan Rodriguez, Fluxx, Ryan Orosco, Janet...and some unforgettable faces the i already forgot their names..
i was recruited by Jaclyn Lim to join to the group. and im glad that i met them all! My Life really changed when i met them. cool art group!

pa-baby effect Azrael hahhahaha!

Ragnarok Anime showing

last saturday i went to watch the free showing of Ragnarok Anime in SM Megamall Cinema 4, sponsored by Level Up , Nokia NGAGE and Gravity.

i arrived at the cinema at 4pm, there are lot of people lining up but they already closed the gate, coz the registration ended after 3pm.
so many people are disappointed and then waited for the second screening at 5pm.

so me...why wait..?? i like to watch the first screening so that i still have time to go to Star Wars Philippines meeting in Podium. I tried to talk to the girl ticketeer but she was ordered not to let anyone inside coz its already a standing room only. SM Megamall will not allow their cinema in full jam pack. So im cool at that i used my Jedi power mind trick to the girl..and gave her a nice wink..and then...i went inside in a matter of seconds..there..i watched the first 2 episode of the standing room mode.

Ragnarok Cosplayers
they will wear their costumes this saturday in SM Manila screening.
btw..there's Irene, Mage cosplayer last Toycon 2004. one eye popper to all Toycon audience...cute pala sya...kahit wlang costume.

Jedi talks and Jaba dance
ehheh..its nice to see these Jedi..and i enjoyed hanging out with them.
im so late for their assembly..but got the time to in the hot mode discussions of some starwoids stuff.

after the meeting we dine inside Mcdonalds and there..the horrible revelation has begun!

Burt Gabot a Trekkie and head of Sci Fi Philippine group...seen in the picture examining the Star Wars Galaxy Map and i think he's interested in assimilating the whole SW-verse, actually he's already a SW boy. hehhe
peace Burt! i miss your Shuttle POD runaway mission ride.

Sis Meann and Jedi master Gary give us some talks about the next Power Puff movie, the who's who will be the actor for Dexter's Lab and more Space Ghost coast to coast talks....and love to that Praying Mantis creature.

then after the talkies...the big guy spoke to me..and apologize..
thanks man...glad your brave to face it.....hehe.thanks for the Hug hahhaa

Thursday, July 15, 2004

"Comics Do Not Have Research Value"

i got this...very interesting article by Mr.Gerry Alanguilan, I found this entry in his online journal, also got an experience like this before in MTRCB when we got some trouble getting a permit to exhibit of a short film...they asked..and they didnt even know what a short film. all they know that it is only the end credits. geeez..

Komikero Comics Journal

Posted 7/12/2004 08:26:50 PM by Gerry Alanguilan
If you are a publisher and you wish to publish a comic book here in the Philippines, it is preferable that you acquire an ISBN for stand alone comic books and an ISSN for serial comic books. An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a special number assigned to a single publication, like a book. This will facilite cataloging, inventory, and sales. If you wish to sell your book abroad for instance, an ISBN is essential if you wish to be carried by places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. This ISBN is a simplified way of identifying your book and its exact edition. It is encouraged that all publishers use it, and in fact in certain countries, it is required by law.

In the Philippines, the local ISBN Agency is the National Library along Kalaw Avenue. If you try to apply for an ISBN, you will be in for the shock of your life. You will be told that comics are not allowed to have ISBNs or ISSNs because comics do not have "research value". They will not give it ISBNs because comics are not "books". Asked why comic books like Pugad Baboy have ISBNs, you will be informed that it was a "mistake". They will tell you that they based their policy on the International ISBN Agency's ISBN User's Manual published in Berlin, Germany.

This is based on the experience of several of my friends who have published their graphic novels and were denied ISBNs by the National Library. Some of them were eventually given their ISBNs, but with GREAT difficulty.

Incensed by this baffling series of events, I tried to learn all that is to learn about ISBNs from its history, to this "User's Manual" that National Library employees gleefully point to as their source of guidelines. I even wrote to the International ISBN Agency in Berlin to find out just what this is all about.

And what have I learned? It turns out the National Library people's assertions and policies are a whole load of HORSESHIT.

The Director of the International ISBN Agency himself, Dr. Hartmut Walravens wrote me back with the following reply:

Hi, Gerry!

You are quite right - ISBN is a technical identification tool without
any connection to the contents of publications. So if they are
monographs they are eligible for ISBN.
We will pass your message on to the Manila ISBN Agency, and I hope
everything will be all right!


Hartmut Walravens

So the assertion of the National Library that ISBNs are not given to comic books because it has no "research value" is baseless. Their opinion, no matter how uneducated and unlightened it may be, does not have any bearing whether a publication is given an ISBN or not. Indeed, they are in NO position to deny ISBNs to any publication. All that matters is for them to follow the guideliness (if they even bothered to read them, and if they did, understand themn correctly) faithfully and decide what numbers to give, be they ISBNs or ISSNs.

The term "book" or "monographs" in the context of ISBNs, according to the manual, is meant to mean "publication" of limited, definite length. This includes pamphlets, maps, transparencies, books on cassettesm or CDs, CD Roms with text contents, Internet Publications and so on.

So their assertion that comics cannot be given ISBNs because they're not "BOOKS" is so simpleminded that it's mind boggling.

It's terriby frustrating when you encounter people so uneducated to be in power and in charge of something important for the county such as the dissemination of information and preservation of culture. For anyone in their position to believe that comics have no "research value" is insulting and dangerous. Their lack of respect for this material bodes ill for the preservation of a true artform.

Some with the power and the brains needs to fire these people immediately before its too late.


I did not vote for Fernando Poe Jr., but times like this I wish he had won. It would benefit Philippine Komiks greatly. It's no secret that FPJ was a huge supporter of comics and the people who worked in it. He was friends with lots of comic book artists and writers and he would often hold parties in his home with comic book people as his guests. I heard he recently returned bound comic books to writer Pablo S. Gomez which had been given to him by the writer because he was concerned about damaging them, preferring to have photocopies instead. That simple act tells me that this is a man that has a huge respect for comics and considers them worthy of preservation.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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