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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Muddy


Im here in school waiting for the lunch time to pass, I just went out while ago to settle something and I just discovered that the unbalanced beam will return again..and its so muddy here in my place!

having some trouble walking..i didn't even eat..or drink...almost dehydrated.

been punished once again. and I'l receive it with all what I can.

pheww....enrolment here in school are still slow, well a setup has been implemented
and now I'm like a blind rat sniffing and asking what to do.

I'm glad that they are very cooperating..ehehe

im gearing up for school on Monday! weeee!

im hoping that the unbalanced beam returns to normal and the golden ring of ball and chain regain its shine.

all I can say is that my day is MAPUTIK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

now im hoping to watch that Avril LAvigne and Simple plan concert..maybe they can save me too.
just like Incubus did to me last time.

oh well...life is peachy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Artists Meet and Greet

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Harold's traditioal painting on his version of SD Preadtor

Me and the Artists' Den and also some artist friends will meet Harold Purnell, a pinoy-australian comic artist-illustator. We will have another artist meet and greet at Starbucks Robinsons' Place Manila.

he is a great artist like us, and the coolness of his style is always sticked to the traditional use of art.

here's his letter to us.

Hi Azrael,

My name's Harold Purnell. I work as a Artist in Australia. I'm here in Manila at the moment and was wondering if you know where I can get in contact with other filipino comicbook artists? I thought it would be a great way to meet some people here, because I don't know anyone here in Manila.
Jonas Diego suggested to contact you as you know a few of the local artists here. I thought perhaps if I met some artists here we might be able to collaborate on something in the future...

I'm staying at the Pearl Manila Hotel in Ermita, near the Robinson Shopping Centre, if you know where I might be able to meet some of these guys you can get me on {number deleted}

I have a website here www.haroldpurnellstudios.com if you want to check out some of my work.

Thanks for your help,

Harold

Az Summer Vacation

I'm starting to get lazy updating my blog and I'l become busy soon and this might be my last week for vacation. School is coming this April 4, and I'l enroll for my summer class this March 30 and hoping that I grab a good schedule so that I can set my sked for work, school, friends and Lace.

It's a crappy week for my this Holy week, but I'm talking about the internet connection, I just finished creation this website for Lace, it will be used as a material for their project. It's nice that I designed a shopping online website again after the 3 years of cancellation of my online shop. And I miss it, and now we are planning to put a real online shop soon. Maybe It will be a good start again managing the business, I want to rich hehehehe... (oppss scrolls down to the past entries)

I'm reading some stuffs lately, from books and internet articles just to feed my brain and to know the latest news and events happening everywhere, in otherwords- I want to be updated. But the Anime Life is over so I'm gearing up on the serious side and bye bye to Anime. People grows up and I observed that the Anime community here is no longer that healthy and I don't like it anymore. So that's why I left the community.

so much for personal stuffs heehheheh..
here are the latest wacky news for the Merryland.
as for my new readers! hello and welcome to Azrael's Merryland.
not just my merryland...but it's for everyone's merryland.

3rd Kick


Az and Lace

yup its our 3rd month as a couple of pizza monsters hahhahah
I'm glad that everything is going smooth again.
I really love this girl!

I promised her a marathon of Tenjou Tenje anime series. and hmmm
I have to grab some blank cdr for the series..
helo patrick! ehhe..tnx for the series!

Toy Talk no.7

photograph by: Mark Cerbo
edited and words by : me
tools: Nikon Camera and Photoshop 6.0 and Nagaraya nut crackers


Snake Eyes Vs. Catwoman
"Escape from Gotham claws"

that's a Snake Eyes, G.I. Joe 2000 edition and Catwoman Microman edition.
the action figure belongs to Mark, one our toy maniacs

If they can post a weekly comicstrip in their blogs.
I can do that too, so here's my version of comic creation.
ehehehehe
inspired from Toyfare Twisted Mego Theater.

Az and Boracay




check out my photos here

my mom got mad and then later on laugh at me when she saw my photos
be sure to view all the pictures and dont skip any pic when viewing.
you might discover something hmm...HOT!

music blahs

Avril Lavinge and Simple Plan will have a concert here on March 30, and crappy dap dap I dont have money to watch, I'm thinking to go there at the Fort and watch and listen to their live music outside the perimeter.
Well..people did that during the Mariah Carey concert and they watch it live in this Giant screen outside the Concert area. and hell...I want to watch the concert for FREE, just like in that Incubus concert, thanks to my friends for grabbing the ticket. and now.once again...I'm praying for another FREE ticket for Avril Lavigne and Simple Plan concert.

I think I need some music medication, I miss live music and rock live shows. I' watching MTV always and saw this Live rock music and I'm surfing now trying to find some gigs from the local scene.
I need to go out and listen to MUSIC !!

anyway.here's a lyrics I like from THE KILLERS' Mr. Brightside..song

I'm coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all
It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss
Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag
Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest
Now, he takes off her dress
Now, let me go

I just can't look its killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea <-- i like this part.
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
Cause I'm Mr Brightside

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and there you go.I can see some part of my self in that song.
well..sort of.

Safe Sex is Smart Sex

I always see this advertisement in MTV, and I really like the concept of that commercial. They have this lots of version, sometimes guys and girls talk to their selves in the mirror trying to have this conversation practice for that guy, convincing them to use CONDOM. one of the girls says " If you really love me, then use and wear a condom".

It's nice to hear this stuff and I like the idea of the Ad, and its a short stop 30-sec sex education for all younglings.

i know everyone is doing, but to prevent diseases and having unwanted pregnancy...just use a condom to solve and prevent the problem.

so here's a link for the Top 10 Sex Myths

visit http://www.staying-alive.org/ for more info

maybe this will help to some of my friends who ask me some questions every week or almost other day after they doing it. eheheh.. and I think this might help them.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I feel like Heavenly

I'm back from the heavens and It feels good to be floating again
insert E-heads song "Apalapaap"

masdan mo aking mata, di mo ba nakikita?
ako ngayo'y lumilipad at nasa langit na
gusto mo ba? sumama?

and insert Larc en ciel song "Heavenly"

I'm happy today and It feels good to be back in circulation.
nothing to post today but here are the new srewge (skater lingo)
enjoy reading!

Egg Power up

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Balut Eggpress @ Ayala MRT Station

I'm eating this egg food wrapped with this orange thing, I ate some of these in a sidewalk in Cubao years ago, and now you can eat it in a stylish way. no need to go to Cubao or a street sidewalk to munch these eggciting grubs.

Balut Eggspress is the new egg food chain that landed in Ayala MRT Station, and it already catches the attention of all egg lovers and it goes mainstream already. I'm one of those old eaters who grabbed the chance to eat it that deep fried orange wrapped egg. The Price is P16 per Penoy egg and Balut egg, but if you bought two egg, the price will be P30.

I saw the store first time in Ayala MRT Station, when I decided to take the other entrance going to SM Makati, and then I tried one before going home, and it taste great! much better than from the street vendors.
I know that the price is more different, coz the egg sidewalk food cost only P7, but here its P16, its okay..at least I know that it is safe from virus and disease.

Balut Eggspress offers Balut, Penoy, deep fried or fresh,. One day old chicken, its a small chick that is a one day old after hatching from the egg, i haven't tried it but looks yummy. orange color deep fried.
Best served with vinegar or sweet and sour sauce.

Also they have brach already in Robinson's Galeria and Place,

really yummy!
try it!

i hope they offer street foods like isaw and adidas in the mainstream food market.

pics from: http://unease.illogic.net/blop/index-3.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Soul to squeeze me

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I want to say "awwwwwwwwwwww"

well, im busy for now and just enjoying the weekdays coz school days for me is coming and I have to prepare my self next week.

I'm having a self study in English and Grammar, crap I have to practice some more of it. I'm also preparing for a job that requires good communication in english.

thanks to Lace for being my sexy tutor in english ahahha.
she spanks me everytime I have errors, well..its fun to be spanked in my butt.. ahahahah, i'm beaten by a Lasallian english warrior princess.

hmm..and now..i have to read more..


Batman Begins poster
EXCLUSIVE: FIRST LOOK AT "BATMAN BEGINS" ONE-SHEET
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: March 17, 2005
http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=4966

Warner Bros. Pictures has provided CBR News with an exclusive first-look at the one-sheet poster for the upcoming film "Batman Begins" starring Christian Bale.

Directed by Christopher Nolan ("Insomnia," "Memento"), "Batman Begins" explores the origins of the Dark Knight Detective, from the murder of his parents, to his early training and finally his emergence as the defender of Gotham City.

The film also stars Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard, Katie Holmes as Rachel Dodson, Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Wayne Industries chief Lucius Fox. The film hits theaters June 17th.

For more on "Batman Begins," don't miss our coverage of Bale's appearance at WonderCon last month.

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Pinoy comic art survey

pls send your answers to our Artists' Den member Trish Alcantara

this is for her project thesis research about pinoy comics
and she got Ariel Atienza as her subject topic for the project.


you can send it to her email ikalwewe@yahoo.com

you can view Ariel's artwork at www.kartoonista.deviantart.com

tnx


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1. Age :


2. Occupation :


3. Gender : m_______ f________


4. Which of Ariel’s comics do you like the most? Why?

a.Drolls b.Class c.Upperclass d.West Side

e.His Story f.Poparazzi




5. What values do you get from his comics? What in your opinion is the most frequent value featured in his comics?




6. Who are the characters (or which works are) related to which value?



7. How does Ariel show these values in his comics?




8. I think values are important. I would not have read his comics if it is without values. 1 2 3 4 5 (1-strongly agree 5- strongly disagree)


*if your answer is 3-5 : What element of comics do you consider more important than values? (visuals, language, story line etc.)

Sunday, March 20, 2005

I'm alive

I'm alive !!!
and survived the wacky vodka.

yey!

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here's our photo from the Tantra event
Kris, me, Mark enjoying the free concert and food, thanks to Tantra

hmm..If ever the bomb exploded, and the golden ring of ball and chain is broken.
I'l never open the Merryland again.

I'l close it for a change.
and damn..I hate those patterns

thanks to my Fairy god stellar dreamer for the immediate respond of my call.
too bad that I won't see you in school.
congrats to you and hope you can give me a copy of your graduation pic ^____^

Toxicated Vodka

i drank our vodka here
and i think its already expired or already spoiled.
coz of the weird taste.

i drank half glass of it.

and it taste bad, but its weird that I drank it all up.

I just learned the weird taste is like some sort of toxins.

i feel not good today

txt me at 09275340309, if i didnt respond, pls call the ambulance
I'm alone here at home and I dont know if I got poisoned or not.

for incase of emergeny contact my sis at (edited, number deleted)


thanks.

txt me around 12nn.
coz i plan to wake up at that time.


[entry edited @ 10am, March 20)

unbalanced beam

I'm standing at the edge of this cliff and there's no way I can go back coz there are hungry wolves on the other waiting for me and wants me to be their dinner.

The hungry wolves approach one by one near me, I dont know what should I do at the 1st place. But the only way is to jump to that cliff just to avoid the wolves.

I decided to jump to that cliff, but luckily I have hold myself a tree below from the edge but still I'm in danger. The fall will kill me instantly. but climbing up will end me my life too, the wolves look down below and waits me to climp up.

I'm trapped again, like an insect stuck in a spider web, waiting for death to come.

There's this another tree branch on the other side. my hand can reach it and climb up on the other side of the cliff far away from the wolves.

But I decided to let go one of my hand.
Let my self hanging there motionless.

Thinking....thinking really hard for this situation.
If I let go and fall to a long instant end.
or climb up and face my quick painful end.

I'm trapped and can't get out.
I want to balance this thing.
its like a relationship..
one false move and your a goner.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Az visit in town

I just feel good when I go out and I like to travel in some place that is unfamiliar, so my journey yesterday was fun. I hated when I don't have a battery for my digital camera, now I taken a note to myself that I'll reload my camera everytime I go out. I just missed all those adventures and meeting new people.

Az back in UP Diliman
I went to UP Diliman yesterday afternoon to meet Cheska of the UP Anime and Manga Enthusiats to pick up the Star Wars artworks that was used last December at their event, She told me to meet her and pick it up in their home based located at the back of Faculty Center.

But then she told me that she has classes so I better proceed to their venue and they already expecting me to arrive. As I arrive to UP Diliman, I felt this very weird feeling. It's like going back to the past. te hehehheehe...I mean. I got lots of memories back there, from any places in UP Diliman, that's why I loved going there.

Arriving to their based I was greeted by a word "AZRAEL!!!", some guy and a girl shouted my name, to catch my attention and for the surprise of my visit. then I landed to the UP Tomo-Kai homebase tambayan, a Filipino-Japanese friendshio org. They greeted me and invited to have a quick chit chat in their tambayan. To make the chit chats take long, I told them to wait for me as I will go to the UP AME tambayan to pick up the Artworks.

after that our time runs in a 1 hour non stop chit chats and stories and gossip...ALL ABOUT ME! ...darn aahahha

I just learn some stuff from them, from what they heard on this person who rants and give bad criticism on what I do. After hearing that. We all laugh until we ran out of air. I just enjoyed being with these people again. and my visit and stay was last year 2002, I just observed that everything changed, except for the attitude of the people. I'm glad that there are still some people who are respecting me.

Az visit in Druids Keep
after the UP visit, my friend Mico txted me and wants me to go with him to Druids Keep, a new opened hobby shop in Magallanes and it seems that i heard it and it is very popular now.

I rode the MRT and went to Taft station to meet Mico. It was a long way walk after going down from a jeepney in the corner of EDSA and Magallanes. There's this shopping arcade that has a Starbucks and Pancake house. I forgot the name of the Store arcade but if you go there you can find it. The Druids Keep is located at the 3rd floor, the place is very unaccessible to all of us living in Manila but you will never be disappointed when you go there.

After arriving Mico introduces me to the store owner, his name is Felix Cua, also a hobbyist and collector. We chatted and talk about his start on business and also about the comics pop culture. Its nice to stay there, lots of stuff to browse to see and the hospitality is cool.
I can read Wizard and Previews ahaahha!!!

It was a long talk and we notice that we have to leave early coz Mico got troubled on going back coz outside under the Magallanes fly over is no longer safe to stay to get a jeep ride going back to Taft.


Daredevil art by Jason Paz

Also at the shop I met Jason Paz also a comic artist, I showed them all the Star Wars artworks I picked up from UP, and Jason laughed when he saw his artwork last year 2003, and then he told it that it sucks and promised me to make another 2005 Star Wars artwork. I told them that the artworks will be posted in an exhibit on May 23 -24 sci fi convention in Glorietta.

It was tough day! but its a great adventure for me!
ahhahah!!

Related website
Jason Paz Deviant ART
UP AME

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Charging up

all energies charging up...
batteries are nearly full..

the Az man will boost up again!

yup! that's right, i'm back again to my old self, been lost in some freaking woods and now i'm back with a vengeance. So be better be scared.

I already quit in events organizing but it seems that these events are still calling me and here I am now into the state of no thinking and planning..I have just called up a Deviant ART Summit and Convention Philipine Version and I don't know how will I pull it.

Ideas and concept are coming into my brains and I can't let it out of my head. I just need a meeting and release all these stuff in my brain.
I just can't post it here in my blog, because there are lot of people are now reading here and hmm getting the latest scoop on what will happen on the pinoy pop culture. and yes.. we will be creating this pop culture thing.

I just browsed some news about the comic industry here. Some news are bad and some are good. Thanks to them that the comic energies are still present and still strong.

It's already 6:19am and I haven't sleep yet, been busy while ago chatting with Henry, Patrick, Camy, who's still awake before that time and we chat and downloaded some Mp3.

Camy introduces me to this jrock band, Tokyo Jihen, its cool music and I really like the vocals of Shiina Ringo, problem is they dubbed her as the Jrock Queen or Princess or something and I don't like the idea of dubbing her that. Title of the song we downloaded is "Souna". its really cool song. Camy said that the music is always played in Animax. I don't know the idea but all I know is that I don't have Cable TV here at home.
thansk to Patrick for the mp3 download. geez..the power of DSL and the crappyness of dial up. ohhh..sweet unlimited.

(Az looks on TV and watch a Kylie Minogue MTV "I believe in You")

I'm still okay here, and my friends and sister word me up on what they have read on my previous entry, lessons learn and true colors of people had surface. I'm glad that I know their personality and what's really happening in their heads. so here I am will avoid them. coz nearly I started to hate rich people. but thats a bad attitude. coz I have rich friends who are very good to people. well that's how people goes.
may bad at may good.

Me and Lace are having a hard time on each other now. for having a busy sked this week, we only met once for this week and hoping we meet this Friday. she's busy on her school project and I'm busy looking for a REAL JOB, capitalize REAL JOB. ok there you go..

We might try to apply on those call center company this friday. It's her idea but i really like it, especially both of us will apply for the job.
But thing here is, can I make it to the tops? hmm.its a challenge but its a worth of a try.


here's a recent photo of us, and I'm happy to see this image in her cellphone screen wallpaper.She sent me this while ago tru MMS and it landed right into my email inbox. hope I can own a MMS phone.

sorry guys for not yet making a review of your indie comics,
will post reviews of Tabloid Comics and Melch's comics. and I will coz all of those stuffs are FREE. thanks dude!

and here's a juicy and cutey pic that I got someones blog, its a cutey puppy wearing a kimono. http://www.japanwindow.com
the blog owner describes this puppy as a member of a yakuza.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Who cares if i'm Poor

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Im shocked to see that my name is present on someones blog and they are criticizing my status and I just cant believe that it will be a short topic for their blog.

Who cares If I'm poor?

And I mean it. that I'm not rich.
I dont have a house, a bigger house, a hi tech appliances, a car, bath tub, big bed.
and I don't have much money!

I'm just an ordinary guy with a cute face hahahahaha..

Who cares anyway.
It's my life and why is it that they want to talk about my life in other blog.

hmm..
its just (beep) weird now.

I want to leave the country ASAP!
I want to be with my family in Chicago, I'm starting to hate it here.

I'l show those people that I'l be super rich next time and if that moment comes
I'm gonna buy all those stuff that they didn't have.

oh geez..when will I get rich.

getting FAMOUS but not getting RICH
hm...maybe this might be my next title for my BLOG

coz im retiring the AZRAEL'S MERRYLAND Blog title.
my girls chasing and dating days are OVER

hm I think the new title will describe me the most!

ahhaha!!

AZRAEL's GETTING FAMOUS BUT NOT GETTING RICH.

I feel great to be under the mud!

from a Robin Padilla and Sharon Cuneta Movie
OO na! Mahal Kita!
Langit ka!
Lupa ako!
tsup! tsup! tsup!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Toy Talk series

im just posting this new funny series with attachment of Toyfare's Twisted Mego Theater inspired.

i have to post this coz down below of this entry is much a serious side of myself.

ToyTalk 5
"No Wheeling"



Toytalk 6
"Unicron has a new baby!"


thanks to ~jamstorm of Deviant ART for the photos
a fast edit and fast story made by yours truly.

i did this on Sunday morning and evening just to make myself comfortable.
its a mind refreshing day for me this Sunday.

and I uploaded it in my Deviant ART gallery
coming up:
Reviews of a comic from Burst comics, Fifty peso ninja, the ninja smores, magazines and books!

but dont let me do a movie review of The Village...coz it sucks!!!!!!!
maybe I didnt enjoy it watching thats why..and im glad that theres a lock in that door knob ^__^

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Heal the Az man

It was a badtrip saturday morning (insert foul words here) day for me, as I didn't expect something will come up in front of me.All Fridays seems to fall and then I noticed it last thursday, I tried to ignore it, but (beep) I was right, and my senses and feelings are true, the end of the world is coming at me again.

A terrible wake ups and a terrible approach on that saturday morning, and everything fell into the ground and I wished for a big Tsunami to wash me away of this disappointment and for being demented.

What I did is I ran away from far away home, walk to the very last of my energy until I reached that vast field in Fairview to think, to sleep, and to reflect on what have been gone wrong. I tried to left my phone at home but my sister caught me and then reminded me to bring it.

It was the last way to get in touch of me, and that Time I dont want to be disturb and I want to think and ask myself...why me again!!!!! it always happens..thats why I tried to make my life colorful just to avoid the same old (beep) situation.

my feet is burn out, almost ran out energy, it was 7pm im starting to sleep, probably I think I was dying of exhaustion and dehydration. I think I'm killing myself there in the middle of the field. trying to reach the stars...while I look up to them and wish that the heavens come down and take me with them,.

I opened my cellphone and then I was bombarded by txt messages and a friend txted me to go back home, coz everyone is worried and they didnt know where I am. I closed my phone again coz I read something..a short word of advice given to my by this friend who has a name of a beer with lemonade or ginger beer, with a lifetime offer just to convince me to go back.

But no. I didn't listen. I tried to make myself promise not to listen or talk to anyone.

Then 8pm I opened my phone and someone called me, Im trying to avoid the call, but I changed my mind to answer it, coz its the reason why I must not leave my phone maybe that this call will save me from this spiritless dimension.

and yes..I lost my spirit there, I began to search my soul, but got the feeling that I will burn my self again in someways of work and enjoyment just to forget this.

and then..an Angel I heard through the phone, telling me where I am, what am I doing, after that a moment of exchange of questions, she convinced me to go back home. I just can't let go of this chance, coz it was the last chance given to my by this angel. my life got up once I heard the most beautiful star talking and then decided to go back.

my feet is so tired. its just like im punishing myself, and maybe this will be my sacrifice for the lenten season,bad idea but i have to do that again for HIM. but thats not yet finish. maybe its a lesson that I have to learn last couple of days ago.

As i got home. feel so (beep) tired. then I talk to the star, and then everything went back to normal. but hoping that everything will be normal again when I meet this star again. Its like me hanging on a broken branch of a tree on top of a high ravine.

maybe I'll know the answer soon. but this time I have to be shielded.
coz one decision and one reply will give a big change to all.

-the end-

Hands Off the Web, Bloggers and Lawmakers Say

from Reuters.com

Internet bloggers should enjoy traditional press freedoms and not face regulation as political groups, lawmakers and online journalists said on Friday.

read more here
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I found that article on the net and Its a good idea that they dont touch us all bloggers and online journal writers.

and this is a good topic and example!

people can't tell you what to write to your blogsite.
this is our blogsite. we must put and write something that is right for us. we own this and they dont have the right to pull it off.

I encountered one scene from a friend by a name of Kamote, he posted lots of rants and babble against an individual he hates. For me he did the right thing just to let that anger away from our spirit, we can just leave it there and let the anger go away.

but heres the deal, someone read that entry and he ordered the blog owner to delete it. the poor thing is he deleted it.

ok for this guy, he totally lost his freedom of expression.
and after that he got scared and stopped writing in his blogsite.
poor guy but i know he will rise again and be active in his blog.

even that all of the entry is about me! ahhahaha..its funny..coz his last entry was about me during an event. he tried to cover his self but then i finally caught what's his problem.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

bad Friday

I want to SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my friday is soooo bad! and i can't take it..everything is in chaos
and i can't stay on that low level, for everything is ok at the start.

I'm helpless for no backer for this gig, and I hate it when it happens everytime I gasp for air. I want to shout a very bad comment on the turn out of our meeting, no show of the big shaw. and all work is slowed down and it might end up soon to nothing.

and theres this one laughs at me and shows that im a joke to them.
darn..i hate it.i have to prevent this.. im giving a development this sunday and when it comes to nothing..I'm going to QUIT and im really going back to my school days FULL TIME.

crap!!! i hate this when it happens.I know its a big challenge for me.and I know I can do it,but theres no cooperation given by the big heads. so the challenge is nothing and it will turn out into a pure joke already.


all I need now is a miracle....

I'm glad that one of my meeting in Starbucks is successful, the only place where I can relax and feed my mind and replace all those negative energy with positive and good ones.

and thanks to Deviant ART Ph-photo members Cristy, Cris, Don and Mark for the night out meeting and photo shoot activity, it was a great night, im relaxing and trying to forget all these worries.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Year of the Sith is here


The Episode III final theatrical poster illustrated by Drew Struzan, has finally been released!

thanks to Star Wars Philippines for the buzz

tonight im downloading and after that i'l view the full theatrical trailer of the movie, one day in advance before its release world wide, its kinda illegal but what the heck...im a star wars baby and no one can stops me..ehehhhehee, thanks to the Imperial Trade Federation for the scoop (not real identity)

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Back to school

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This afternoon I went to my school to inquire for the summer class, and dang! i got surprised to know that my course is already cancelled and it was changed into this title that has the same course..I was laughing my way back outside the building coz I think my subjects are credited and a new curriculum has passed last year, and Il be shifting my course from BS Mathematics Major in Computer Science itno BS Applied Mathematics Major in Information Technology.

What the HECK???
they are still the same.
but hmm. I think the subjects are more easier than the previous course,
coz my last course really kills me, expect a one class section got mass lay off or mass failure in one math subject, and lucky me I do not belong to that class. for me those past years are like a horror movie.

This April I will start again from what I left back in college, and will face new challenges to this new rebuild university. I think we are the last university to have a high tech carded ID.

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me and Lace are laughing inside when some guard didnt know how to use the computer outside, and they do not monitor the screen when someone comes in and swipped their ID Cards, she says that she can still get in FEU, just borrow an ID and then swipe and then your in..nice and safely.

Im so excited to see my school in a new facial lift..new facilities, more airconditioned room and etc. but i noticed that some of the students there are all girls...i think when me and Lace went there we saw almost 60% are girls and 40% are guys. hmm....my honey got worried that i might fool around in there..but NOT..coz im super suplado in school.

wow...new adventures coming next month.......COLLEGE here I am! (again.)

The Den invade CSB

the bunch of mutants called the Artists' Den have invade the College of St. Benilde for their invasion called "THE CAMPUS TOUR LECTURE/WORKSHOP"
it will be fun fun fun! to be inside the campus teaching and sharing knowledge to students...hmm..their facilities are soooo cool!

the have this teacher's table equipped by a desktop PC, LCD Monitor and giant humongous black board..geez..this is a big school.

so kita kits doon!
also my 1st crush is there working as a Disciplinary Officer. we meet already last week and it was fun to see each other..especially after high school..all grown up and both being an adult. I introduced to her my girlfriend, it was funny, but nothing to bug about it. its just like meet and greet and kumustahan after HS.

and this campus tour might be my last campus tour for the Artists'Den
il retire for a moment and focus on some serious work here.

so people! lets log off and join the FUN!


Man at work

drat..thats one of my new expression as I got it from my girlfriend.
i've been working for almost 3 days straight for this new gig I have. being an editor is one big responsibility. I think being a comic editor is more easier than my work. Coz the work load of the two type of Editor is different as a monthly magazine editor, I need more ideas and more concept and more money to finish a one month project.

Its like having a thesis for a one month deadline.ahahha
but it was fun learning and discovering some new stuff that I like.
hmmm more updates coming up just check out this Photo Manipulation that im studying now. maybe I'l transform one picture of a cute girl into a Digital Manipulation SUPER GIRL.
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WE WANT YOU!

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are you a fan, hobbyist and collector?
and want to be a contributor writer or artist?


if yes..
then this is the right time to use those skills.hheheeeh

if you are into anime, jpop, jrock, action figure, barnie, video games,comics, movie, toys, scale model kits, gundam, die cast car, card gamer, collector, hobbyist, and can make an article or artwork related to these topics. then you can be part of our team.

Send now your articles and join the team for our revamp version of PHM.
Philippine Hobbyist Magazine 2005.

send your article to azrael@gmail.com
all articles submitted will be approved for publishing for APRIL issue.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Artists' Den Campus Tour @ CSB






Artists' Den Campus Tour @ College of St. Benilde
March 9, 2005
9am-5pm

lecture starts at 12:50nn-2:30pm

Artists' Den booth opens at 9am

in cooperation with the Students Publication Unit - The Benildean


lecture and workshop on :
basic drawing
creative writing
digital art
comics art creation

Comics Creation Lecturers:
Gary Mayoralgo,inker of Taleweaver,DC comics/Wildstorm
Syeri Baet of Carpool comicstrip, Manila Bulletin
Ariel Atienza of West Side comicstrip, Philippine News (USA)

Creative Writing Lecturers:
Erwin Robledo, writer of Burst Comix, indie comic
Lico Reloj of Fifty Peso Ninja, indie comic

Digital Art Lecturers:
John Melchor D. Valimento of Burst Comix, indie comic
Edwin Francisco of Gameophilia.com

Basic Drawing
Karen Cheung, Asst. Art Director of Mango Jam comics , Mango Comics
Jade Tamboon, graphic illustrator

booths - indie comics selling, comics selling, caricature and many stuff to dig in !

5th Floor Hallway off Mutien Marie.

Lecture Rooms
M507 and M508 - Basic Drawing and Comics Art Creation
M510 - Creative Writing
S307 - Digital Art (with hands on PC lecture on digital art)


www.artistden.epinoy.com
www.dls-csb.edu.ph

for more info and inquiries send email to:
artistsden-owner@yahoogroups.com


thanks and see you all there!

-Azrael Deasis Coladilla
Artists' Den Events Manager
azrael@gmail.com
www.artistsden.epinoy.com

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Road to Success

photo coverage here

I woke up early yesterday morning and I have to make myself in condition for my lecture talk for the 150 mass communication students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), I was invited by a friend who study there that I met from the Media industry. I was surprised to know that Ed Lingao, now the Head Officer of ABC 5 News and Current Affairs will be joining with me to do the lecture.


Azrael lecture mode


Ed Lingao chats with me, asking about my gigs hhehehe


i know how comic artist felt in signing lots of comics, here we are signing 150 pcs of student certificate, and drat..note to self..I have to make my signature short and simple.

Its exciting and fun to rub elbows with celebrities, but its not like a child's play, its a professinal move and some act of seriousness, coz people around me consider me as one professional and expert from the industry.

I'm acting as editor in chief in my own News, called Omake Omake News Philippines, now on its 6th year this March 2005. I have seen and declared myself as one hell of a young professional. and now hired as a real EIC in a local magazine, my system has evolved and I have to be responsible for everything what I do for this new career.


after the lecture.....open forum for students

It was fun meeting Ed Lingao and I grab an electric eel in me, as to make my self get ready and set my level with his level so that I can have a comfortable lecture to the students. He respects me as one of the guy and partner for that day, also being part of this career. I mean he's the main guy of the hour and Im happy for my experience coz its my 1st time to have an inspirational talk.

my girlfriend was there to help me in composing my speech lecture, coz I got a hard time making, talking to myself in a 3rd person is very difficult, so I let her to interview me and ask questions about my career on how I reach that success. thanks to Lace for the heavy hitters.

Here's a condesed Inspirational Talk of my Lecture

Azrael Deasis Coladilla started his broad career in 1999. His interests in toy collection, Japanese animation, music and the arts stirred him to start Omake news. Omake is an online newsletter providing information on the latest happenings in different fields of interest. He began coordinating events with other persons and established personal connections with various groups of people. He is now hired to be the editor in chief of the Philippine Hobbyist Magazine that will be re-launched next month. Azrael is a student of Far Eastern University taking up Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Achievers must always start with setting goals. As graduating students, you should have already thought of what you want to do and become in the future. It is senseless to move forward without direction. However, your goal must be a part of your real personality. Enjoying each step towards success will help you get there faster. I have taken these steps and I truly enjoy each of them. Art is one of my interests and because of which, I joined the Artist's Den.

This is a support group, whose sole existence is to give the artists aim, a higher level of empowerment and enhanced art-worth leading to powerful artwork, through apprenticeship and mentoring, propagating the passion to other artists. Joining this group gave me several experiences. For instance, working with diversified artists and art enthusiasts, impart lectures and help in the promotions of the artists' products.

Soon after, I started coordinating events with other persons like toy conventions, art exhibits, product launchings and Japanese anime related events. Evidently, my horizons seem broad and almost scattered. However, I consider these experiences as teachers of some sort.

Since my activities are almost boundless, the opportunities are limitless. Interacting with different persons with different attitudes and point of views is quiet interesting. I think that as mass communication students, it is indeed essential for all of you to brush elbows with different personalities.

Expose yourself to different environments and observe. Be courageous enough to test different waters and befriend uncertainty. The challenges will be tough but as you meet them, think of yourself as stepping up another level toward your personal goals.

Your personal goal is your motivating force. Many persons, after graduating, think of how much they will earn tomorrow. This is practical but it will make you tiresome not long after. My personal goal is to constantly learn and upgrade my interpersonal skills. Contributing what I learned to others motivates me to generate and share more ideas while I am working. Remember too that your goals will change as you mature. Adjust them regularly to reflect this growth in your personality.

In life, you will be presented with different opportunities, always beware of these opportunities and don't waste them. Recently, I was hired to be the editor-in-chief of Philippine Hobbyist Magazine; the challenges whether on time, skills and managing co-workers will be harsh. Nevertheless, I set goals little by little, tick tasks one by one and soon, you will realize that you have gone through these obstacles.

Do not expect something big to happen right away after college, start small and work your way up. Great sustainable success starts at the bottom. The constant pursuit for learning will make you equipped in all your endeavors. Soon, your learning will be not from the classroom but from persons of different faces and unfamiliar places.
Good luck! =p

Friday, March 04, 2005

Azrael Lecture in PUP this Friday

Inspirational talk and lecture for 150 graduating Masscom students of PUP
this friday at 1pm-5pm at PUP AVR.

I'l be hosting a lecture together with Ed Lingao, ABC reporter also
former reporter of ABS CBN, the guy who was assigned to do coverage
of the War on Iraq.

---
astig !! ahahahah
il carry the banner of AD and PHM

Occular Inspection
yersterday we went to College of St. Benilde to meet up with BJ David of the Student Publication Unit- The Benildean to have an occular inspection of facilities we will be using for our lecture next week March 9.

Artists' Den will have a lecture there about comic art creation, digital art, basic drawing, and creative writing. A team of Artists' Den professionals will host the lecture for all students of CSB.


you can check out the photos here



No more Cigar


it was a fun day for us....no more Cigar...eheheheheeh
me and lace marks a happy face. and we will be more happier next year.
coz the Cigar will wait until next year.

3rd Phil. Sci Fi and Fantasy Con



It is now official.
www.newworlds.ph
www.starwarsphilippines.ph

NEW WORLDS EPISODE 3: The 3rd Philippine Science Fiction & Fantasy
Convention will be held on May 23 and 24 at the Glorietta Activity
Center. This year's host is Star Wars Philippines, in commemoration
of the last great movie of the Star Wars saga. The event is
presented by the New Worlds Alliance, Mellow Touch 94.7, and the
Ayala Center.


The NWA is the first organization of science fiction and fantasy fan
groups in the country. Formed in 2003, the NWA is currently composed of
Pinoy Harry Potter (PHP);
PinoySlayers—The Filipino Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series Fan Club;
Pinoy X-Philes (PXP)—The Filipino X-Files Fan Club;
Star Wars Philippines (SWP);
The Matrix Philippines;
The Talon—The Filipino Smallville Fan Club;
Pinoy Fremen—The Filipino Dune Fan Club;
Alliance for Eclectic Gamers and Interactive Storytellers (AEGIS);
The Philippine Tolkien Society (TPTS);
and Via Astris Inc. (VA)—The Star Trek Club of the Philippines.

Check out past convention pics at the SWP Website Gallery:

http://stompbox.mobilehive.com/swp/modules.php?
set_albumName=album02&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view
_album.php

Thursday, March 03, 2005

my Cigar soon


i might be giving Cigars to all guys this coming day. after i found out the truth that im waiting for.

its just being good for today and be happy for the rest of my life.

I have changed a little.but still im the same person that you know before.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Blogging back!

yey! im back! been busy for the past week and now im having a revenge on blogging back!

did everyone miss me?

last week it was a very busy day for me organizing and managing the work as the Editor in god mode for the Magazine project, and still being a team leader is a great job, leading the group for the upcoming release of our magazine ..called "PHM" ehehee


my honey, Lace... with the Az doll in Bangkok
(awww..that Az doll should be me in real person T__T )


also..i was depressed last 5 days coz my girlfriend flew to Bangkok for their school trip, it was like a emptiness life i have for 5 days, and she felt also what i felt that 5 days and now im glad and we are both happy coz we can reach now our hands together again.

what am i doing today?
well here are some cool and uncool stuff which i finished the deadline for the Basketball jersey design for our Baranggay here in Santolan Pasig.

check out my design here in my Deviant Art

also check out my photo art shot of something i found very funny.
I just saw the Eye of Sauron in UP Diliman
view it here in my Deviant Art Gallery



PHM staff with Pepe Smith and John Gonzales of Toy Republic


PHM staff with John and his dad Wally Gonzales

here's some photo after our feature interview for our magazine, ahhah
we are rocking side by side with Pepe Smith ahhha..and also Wally Gonzales..wow..the legendary of pinoy rock is here



ahhhaa!!! some photo from the Tantra Launching in Megamall
Cath, the host of the game tv show Wowowee..drat..i was draggd by my friend Kris of Gameophilia.com to have a photo with the girl host for our magazine...


last weekend,...just got addicted to RESIDENT EVIL 4, i played it during the De-to event in Crisanta Towers Pasig..and its Gameophilia.com's fault for hooking me on this game..all i can say about the game is ---that it is very cool and it rock.. zombies are now smarter and deadlier than ever! i just like to kick those zombies!!!!! thanks to Gameophilia and Juujiro J-Culture for the event.





Resident Evil 4 Review
by Bernnie Flores
from: www.Gameophilia.com
Blood thirsty-flesh eating zombie’s days are all over when you play Capcom’s latest installment “Resident Evil 4”. Its first debut released in Nintendo’s Gamecube and so far it’s the best looking RE game ever made since its original. In a new conceptualized sequel version of the franchise re-invented to the next level of terrifying survival horror list ever experienced.

The nightmarish events are still fresh six years after the tragic events in RE 2 with Umbrella Corporation. Unleashing the dreadful T-Virus that led the U.S. government to nuked down the entire Raccoon City into ashes. In order to stopped and prevent further spread of the infectious virus, turning dead people into walking zombies and genetic engineered creatures lurks in the dark. At the same time ends its relation with the company which later on stops its operation due to stocked downfall. While on the other hand Leon continue-on to his life, and began a new career highly trained working as Government agent. Embarks on a top secret mission too rescue Presidents kidnapped daughter Ashley in a remote area in Europe. From then he’ll discover the mysteries that unfolds the village, why the people that inhabits the village are neither human nor zombies and soon the reason beyond the abductions.

First thing you’ll find noticeable in RE 4 is how good and juicy the graphics looks or appears on screen. It’s the best delivered graphics I’ve seen since Nintendo’s history. You’ll find asking yourself this question, why they didn’t do it sooner. So clear, well defined and smoothly detailed starting from the background environment and characters, makes you stop for quite sometime for a short glance. Plus the wide screen format and new camera angle that shoots behind Leon, gives you a wider range of visual on the surroundings. Every time you enter into a new scene there’s no more disoriented feeling of awareness.

Cutscenes are scripted cinematic-like presentations, which is good like when he finally met Ada and face to face combat with his colleagues Jack Krauser. Exchanging a conversation while in fighting scheme same thing applied in Matrix movie with slow-mo and bullet time effect (Matrix has so much influence on current games these days). Thus also offers a better overview of how the story progresses, quite helpful for those behind with the franchise or first timer players. By the way, there are times you won’t have to lay-off your hands on the controls during a cutscene because the game is still in progress, to be able to escape or dodge attacks from enemies.

read more in www.Gameophilia.com
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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