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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Checking out Rogue Magazine - December 2008

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I just bought Rogue Magazine last night after my hair cut and visit to a barber shop, I just quit already in searching for the Angel Locsin cover, and decided to grab na lang the Manny Pacquiao cover, If you spotted the Angel cover, just beep me up here via comments board. I just blogged about this magazine weeks ago and still I'm having a hard time getting the alternate cover.

the magazine features Angel Locsin about her life and how showbiz changed her as a person, and also about that new movie called "The Land Down Under", the photo shoot for the magazine took place I guess in Australia. Also check out Manny Pacquiao's training in the gym (I haven't read the entire pages) but the photos are great. There are good features also like the Wolfgang come back concert and new album.

FHM Philippines - January 2009

To start of the new year, we have here is the first issue of FHM Philippines for 2009, and its a hot and wet cover of a beauty queen, Carlene Aguilar. Its a perfect time and year to collect FHM Magazines once again. Better start here because I heard that Maui Taylor will be on the February 2009 issue, an early red carpet welcome for the queen of men's magazine.

Also on the issue, you'll take home Avi Siwa, which is btw, my idol :) you can check out her story on putting up her business and become an icon after that tv show and movies. There's also a One fine day with Asian-American model Isabelle Du, FHM Incoming lingerie model Alicia Berck, Wild mood swings with Jhoy Mercado, and the girls of FHM painted by numbers with Jenny Tran.

There's also a feature interview with Basti Artadi and the Wolfgang band, the DJ boys and also a nice holy that I can wet in my pants a feature of a custom Optimus Prime truck which I failed to see it myself...bummer. and also don't fail to miss Super Bong as he imitates Tony Hawk.. oh wow! when will Super Bong imitates me hahahaha. and also if you buy the magazine, you'll take home too the 2009 FHM Calendar.

if you don't believe me, you can check out more below for more pictures of some of the inside pages of the magazine. hope FHM won't sue for me posting some preview of the pages. peace!

safe for work :)

now I'm excited for the FHM Autograph signing...I love to meet Avi Siwa and Carlene Aguilar in person.

more photos at FHM January 2009

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Friday, December 26, 2008

DC comics writer J. Torres and Oni Press artist Elbert Or meet / autograph signing event at Comic Odyssey

Details is posted below.
I'm pasting the info I got from the Alamat mailing list, thanks Budj for the info.
and see you comic fans there!

COMIC ODYSSEY invites you to our first creator signing event of the New Year!

Meet DC Comics writer J. TORRES and Oni Press artist ELBERT OR.

January 3, 2009 (Saturday), 2 – 4 pm
Comic Odyssey, Robinsons Galleria branch

The first 100 people in attendance will receive a FREE DC COMIC written by J. Torres and a Wonder Woman Promo Pin.

J.TORRES is the writer of Wonder Girl, Ninja Scroll, Teen Titans Go, Family Dynamic, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, The Batman Strikes, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Blue Beetles, Alison Dare, X-Men:Ronin, and more!

ELBERT OR will be previewing pages of his upcoming project with J.Torres, LOLA: A GHOST STORY to be published by Oni Press in 2009. (Read more below)

Start: Jan 3, '09 2:00p
End: Jan 3, '09 4:00p
Location: Comic Odyssey, Robinsons Galleria Branch
from :
Attention, Filipino comic book fans!

If you've got nothing better to do on Saturday, January 3, 2009 stop by Comic Odyssey in Robinsons Galleria between 2 PM - 4 PM and meet me and artist Elbert Or.

I'll be giving away copies of Wonder Girl and Ninja Scroll, as well as Wonder Woman pins (courtesy of DC Comics).

Elbert will be previewing art from our upcoming Oni Press graphic novel Lola: A Ghost Story.

Comic Odyssey
Robinsons Galleria Branch
Ortigas, Quezon City

Hope to see you there! Until then, have a Merry Merry and a Happy Happy!



J. Torres is the writer of Family Dynamic, Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century, and Wonder Girl for DC Comics.

Other works include the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare, the ALA listed Days Like This, the Harvey nominated Sidekicks and the Shuster Award winning Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go.

His upcoming projects include Lola: A Ghost Story and Dead Goombas for Oni Press as well as new Degrassi: The Next Generation webisodes for Epitome Pictures.

Here's the first look at my next project for Oni Press, the graphic novel Lola: A Ghost Story. "Lola" is the Tagalog (Filipino) word for grandmother and this story is loosely based on some tall tales about my own maternal grandmother's childhood, some other family "history," as well as some folklore and mythology from the Philippines.

The artist of Lola is the multi-talented Elbert Or, whose blog can be found here. While you're there, make sure to check out his webcomics, which can be accessed from the right hand sidebar. The effectively minimalist and iconic Love and Heartbreak is probably my favourite one, but Camy and Me is also very charming and fun.

3rd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2008 - DAY 3 final report

This is my final report on Day 3 of our event, and the photo above is ME posing infront of the funny poster design I did for our event, the concept of villain characters in their toy figure wearing a Santa hat, the concept is that "there is always a good side in every bad guys".

I arrived at around 3PM and I just missed the raffle and games for kids conducted by participating toy groups (which is I'm part of it) namely Toy Soldiers 1:18 ( GI JOE group club) and Transformers Philippines. The game is for the Bantay Bata children and the stage games includes funny games like you see in birthday parties, and also Transformers Ph. trademark game of Transforming speed contest. Prizes were given courtesy by the event sponsor and also by TFPH sponsor . ( read more below)

I went back to the toy fair grounds and saw that the live toy auction is still hot and the auction was hosted by Chaz of Action Figure Philippines and Papa Bear of Toy Soldiers 1:18, I checked out the toy auctions item and just inquired the priced of each toys listed, I'm just trying out my luck if there are any toys that are a big jackpot for me, but the items are a little bit pricey so I decided to decline the bidding offers, I met some toy collectors in the area and they shared to me their latest toy hauls and winning bids of items from the auction, they told me about that big Pink Panther toy, which I heard that it stopped from a cheapest price bid. Then at the back of the bidding activity, I met my friends at TFPH and Toy Soldiers 1:18, they are preparing the balikbayan boxes for the toy drive donation for the Bantay Bata 163.

Toy Soldiers got 2 boxes, while TFPH has one box, then my sister's group JVKV Fan Lounge has a tons of goodies, Ricky Tinio and Wrestle Freaks got 3 bags full of action figures, and Comic Odyssey with a box of mint in box toys and action figures, which it freak us out, because we got surprised to see our friend and owner of Comic Odyssey to donate all those items for charity, I even clown around in stealing a Simpsons action figure haahah, but I returned it back inside the box, I did it just for laughs.

Then I roam around the venue to find out some good finds of items, because I got disappointed on my 2nd day for not taking home any toys from the toy fair, but after roaming around I spotted this Php 150 priced Evangelion military figures, so I both two set of that, Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley, it was a cute toy and I showed it to my friend Mark Santos who is a big fan of Asuka Langley character. Then I brought with my the TFU Hound toy, and showed it around with my friends, there we were amazed on the good quality of the toy, the sharing activity is part of our original concept back in TFPH for a minute of toy appreciation. Its an activity were we play around with the toys and show it around.

After some minutes, I met some cosplayers who are in their costumes ( of course) who are doing a cosplay tripping minutes around the venue, and after that we have this tv taping and photo op by TV Patrol, all of our friends and group were there at the tv taping and photo op session, which is very nice because we were wearing our group uniform.

then after that hour, the gift giving and donation for the Bantay Bata 163 was held at the stage of Manila Toys and Gift Show, all participated group and exhibitors donated their own stuff on stage and a representative of the benefiaciary is on stage to accept it all. Then we present the toy auction money collection, I was surprised that we raised P25, 000 in total cash for 3 days, there we thank everyone who donated some items for charity and also for shelling out a 10% share of some auctioned items. Also we gave the partial collected money from the entrance fee, and because it was heavy, we didn't know how much is that. It was a great feeling to do this thing, and it was my first time, and our first time to participate in a charity event drive and we are happy that the kids will receive it and I know their Christmas will be more great this year.

Thanks to my dear comrades for participating and it was a big mission accomplished. Then after the event, we were invited to have snacks and cocktails at the conference center, there we shared each other our feeling and joy for making the charity event successful, I just hope that we did this in the previous years, but for now we know how it goes and what requirement is needed to have this charity event, we decided to do more, help and give some contribution for the needy.

After that, everything went back to normal, the night is getting late and many people are still coming in taking a last shot of their shopping minutes, I was wishing that someone might buy me a Transformers movie leader class Brawl, because the price today is on sale and damn cheap for only P999, but it doesn't fail me that day, because Mark Cerbo bought the TF classic Bumble Bee and gave it to me as gift, I got surprised that he bought that for me during the event hahahaa thanks bro. Then later on during the egress of the event, 2rats owner Dennis Tekiko gave me a Helicopter mini RC as a xmas present, I got all smile that night and it was fun talking to him and reminiscing all those funny stuff we did when we were both starting on the same business, but I admire him the most for reaching up the top and became an authorized toy dealer in the country and through out Asia.

It was a fun event, and a very different event from all event that we participated through out the year.

so that's all folks for my small report on what happened on the day 3 of the 3rd toys and collectibles Christmas Fair 2008. See you all again next December 2009.

Merry Christmas!

- Azrael Coladilla

more photos in my album at 3rd Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2008 - DAY 3 ( last day)
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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