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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

8th Philippine Toy Con 2009 production note 5

This is my 3rd meeting for the Toy Con event and looks like all system are running and we are good to go, we just finalized the marketing kit and that's the paper beside my laptop, I'm very happy that the marketing kit that I created and layout are now in print version. It was very colorful and full of informations and portfolio of our event. It got approved and this will be used in presenting it to our event partners.

Event partners and sponsors are coming in very fast, and I know that the week of Holy week will be a busy day for meetings and also preparing for the big pre-production of the event. I already received some emails from companies that is based locally and overseas, looks like our official website is working even that few infos are still posted. I must need to update this and use a good layout.

I posted the teaser poster of the 8th ToyCon few days ago in some local toy forums, and glad that the response is good and it serve as a wake up call for everyone to prepare the big day. I receive an email from Monico and he volunteered to exhibit his custom Mighty Muggs and below is one of his custom creation
Hellboy custom Mighty Muggs
Kamen Rider Black custom Mighty Muggs

Alodia mini Fans day production note 3

Here's another production update for the event, the photo above is from RG and he is busy producing the AVP that will be played in the mini fans day event, and it looks like that he will be giving all of his creative concepts to make a kick ass AVP. Also its 5 days away for the fans day and the good result is that people are now inquiring about the event and asking for details.

Glad that we have the event website up and running, more goodies is posted there and the details fo the event, contest and program is posted. AlsoI'm waiting for tha floor layout of the event, and it looks like that time is running out to prepare for the activity area, its hard to visualize and even prepare without any visual guide. Not sure if there will be a booth, or maybe a space for the fans day. But I know they will send that layout hopefully before Thursday. Xandra and Bogs are now busy with the promotion, RG in the media production , and me hmmm sitting here waiting for the layout so that I can help around in the placement of activity booths.

btw, check out the fans email blog some fans sent their photo with Alodia and they are posted in the fans email blog website.

Now time for me to send an email to the volunteers who signed up online.

the big invitation!!

I just received this black envelope and it contains an invitation card for this big event happening on April 2, 2009. Its like a mission impossible invitation card and after reading there's a message posted saying "this message will self destruct in 10 seconds"

check out below for more photos and find it out what it is.

yup! its a big party! check out the bunny logo and the party will be happening in Coconut Palace.
I never been there before and it looks like a Google Map can help me map my way there. The attire is not stated but the event theme says "summer's hottest party"

hmm...I wonder how hot is that.

kita kits!

Big toy sale happening today

Here's what happened if ever I'm visiting a toy store and surprising myself that they are having a big toy sale and the promo of it will run til April 6, 2009. I just saw this ad and store in SM San Lazaro, I dropped by here first when I was looking for their activity center and I almost cried to see a Leader Class Brawl from the Transformers movie toy line. But the sad part is that I can't carry it with me because I'm having my public speaking engagement and I don't want the listeners and the audience be distracted that I carry a big plastic bag full of toys.

LC Brawl, now P1,000 ( original price was P2,999)

But here's I am taking photos and sharing it here, I might check out Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall, they might have this Jazz G1 encore, it kinda suck that I forgot to buy this last month and now stocks are running out.

more pics below

Twilight: Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke at National Book Store

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I haven't seen the movie,but I already grabbed the video and will watch it tonight after my meetings and I'm excited to watch it with Lace. Will we get kilig moments or will this movie convert in one of those vampire fanatics and be Edward Cullen look a like? hahah. If you are a fan and want to know more about the production notes of the movie, then grab this Twilight: Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke.

Get your copy of Twilight: Director's Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke at National Book Store for only P647.10!

This is the inside story.
In this book, you’ll follow me through the creative process that went into making Stephenie Meyer’s hypnotic novel come alive on-screen. Get the inside scoop on the wardrobe, storyboard sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, and personal notes about making my favorite scenes.

Get a 10% discount when you buy this book! Price is already discounted. Original price is 719.00. Promo is good until April 26, 2009.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Wonderland at Eastwood City on April 12, 2009


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check out this Easter Sunday event at Eastwood City, they are having a big celebration for kids and celebrate a different kind of Easter. Prizes and goodies are to be given away, contest and attractions are also included. read more info below to know how to join and participate.
I heard that there will be a cosplay contest here, will post details soon. To Eastwood city bloggers, get ready and prepare your camera for a big coverage!

Kids rule at Eastwood City this Easter. With five uniquely-themed “worlds” set up around the whole of Eastwood City’s commercial development, kids can choose how to celebrate this special day for a fun and adventure-filled Easter Sunday.

On April 12, Eastwood City will turn into the Easter Wonderland. Five “worlds” will come to life : the Main Wonderland, the Animal Kingdom, the Empire of the Inflatables, the Game Zone, and the World of Circus and Magic. Each section will have various activities, booths, and play areas, designed and organized according to its theme. Kids will also get a chance to win toys from Toytown, a Sony PS3, and a Nintendo Wii from the Eastwood City Easter Wonderland raffle.

“Instead of the usual Easter egg hunting, we came up with the Easter Wonderland to make kids experience a different kind of Easter,” said Kevin L. Tan, Megaworld Corporation’s commercial division head. “As a child, we all had fantasies of a perfect day out, and this one we prepared at Eastwood City for Easter is something near its realization,” Tan added.

An Easter parade starting from the Main Wonderland will open the fair. All performers and participants, together with mascots and a drum and bugle corps. will go around activity areas. At 2pm, the fun starts with the unique activities in store for kids. Little equestrians can ride ponies at the Animal Kingdom. Future beauty queens will enjoy the kids’ salon and glitter tattoo booths at the Main Wonderland. Street magicians meanwhile, will line up the World of Circus and Magic’s area, with their neat tricks and cool performances. Petting zoos, stilt walkers, balloon twisting, huge inflatables, and a lot more, will also be part of the Eastwood City Easter Wonderland. And to give a unique twist to the Easter egg, master painter Fernando Sena will be holding out free egg painting sessions for kids.

Pocket performances will also held at the different “worlds.” Musical theater actor Audie Gemora’s summer performing arts program My Talent, will have a showcase presentation at 4pm at the Main Wonderland. There will also be magic, bubble, and acrobat shows, among others, at different times within the fair.

Wonderland passports are at P350.00 and this already entitles the kid a one-time access to all booths and activities inside the fair, and two adults to accompany the kid. In excess, adults will have to pay P50.00 per head to enter the fair. The Eastwood City Easter Wonderland on-day registration will start 1pm. The fun fair is open until 9pm. Early registrations are also welcome at the Eastwood Mall concierge starting April 1.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Greatest Chocolate Show on Earth began here at the Krispy Kreme Chocolate Karnival Event @ Boni High St.

Sweet tooths and chocoholics reign the day as they attend the Krispy Kreme Chocolate Karnival at Bonifacio High Street. I've been waiting for this event during the past days and I'm here attending my first ever...oppsss ok ok.. my 2nd ever Krispy Kreme event. I believe in myself that I enjoyed their factory tour months ago, but the having chocolate karnival made me a kid again! its true!

see the photos below! and find it out


I play around like a lost kid, because there are chocolates all over the place, not only chocolates, but an over flowing of fraps, coffee and doughnuts. Krispy Kreme pulled off a world event that celebrates the merge of the Original Hot Glaze doughnut and chocolates, having a big make over and turn them into a Chocolate Glazed doughnut, also with the birth of chocolate doughnut variations, namely : Chocolate Glazed Traditional Cake, Double Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Glazed Vanilla Cake, Chocolate Glazed Vanilla Cruller Cake, Chocolate Glazed with Sprinkles, Chocolate Glazed Strawberry Filled, Chocolate Glazed Raspberry Filled, Chocolate Glazed Custard Filled and the Chocolate Glazed Kreme Filled.

I've tried the Chocolate Glazed Vanilla cake, and the taste is not that sweet and it melts in your mouth easily, you'll enjoy melting it for a second and then enjoy the chocolate taste after it. But the event didn't stop there, because they just unveiled to us the Chocolate Glazed doughnut factory and its funny that the President of Krispy Kreme in the Philippines narrates to us the fairy tale story about doughnuts who are racing to the finish line and be the first chocolate glazed doughnut. Kids, parents and adults are there to party in the karnival, we played cups and box stacking, pachinko game, and shoot that doughnut in the stick, if you have completed all those games, you will receive a GC and also a one dozen box of Krispy Kreme Chocolate karnival.

my video

Jeman's video

Karla's video

The countdown of the unveiling ended, and we saw the factory running and the Krispy Kreme crew clapping as we witness on how the choco glaze doughnut be transformed, right before our eyes, we just saw tons of doughnuts all hot and freshly cooked been dipped by a raging lava of chocolates. The chocolate lava is hot and then the doughnut will run inside the cooling fan and then it will be ready to be eaten. But then they introduced to us the freshly cooked chocolate glaze, and for by passing the cooling fan, we ate the doughnut and later on felt the chocolatey melty moment in our hands and mouth hahhaha. Really tasty and fun to eat it.

to end our day, me Lace and Liza went home carrying 5 boxes of Krispy Kreme plus a big smile in our face and a chocolate melt in our cheeks.

The chocolate karnival chart

Glaze your friends! Visit Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Hot. Fresh. Now. For inquiries, please email or call (632) 8126596.

more photos in my album at Krispy Kreme Chocolate Karnival Event @ Boni High St.

more photos also in my friend's album at

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Ria -

Jeman -

popazrael wrote today at 1:56 AM

Jollibee millions of hugs to share program gave hope to 8 beneficiaries

The Manila Ocean Park is jampacked with kids and org members, and plus Jollibee was there also to have a turn over of the 18 million pesos worth of donation to the 8 beneficiaries that engaged in programs and projects that directly benefit the children. The Jollibee millions of hugs to share program is a project of Jollibee, Jollibee Franchisees Association (JFA) with the support of Jollibee Foundation. They used the profit received from selling the 30th limited edition Jollibee Hug and Share dolls last year 2008, the dolls are being sold in all branches and this fund raising project is also part of the Maaga Pasko sa Jollibee.

It was a great projet I have ever heard, and thanks to Jollibee for making this fund raising a big thing for the 8 beneficiaries namely: Cottolengo Filipino (Rizal), ERDA Tech (Manila), Families and Children for Empowerment and Development Foundation (FECD Manila), House with No Steps (Quezon City), Marcellin Project (General Santos City), Shontoug Foundation (Baguio City), Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Quezon City), and the Busog, Lusog, Talino In-School Feeding Program of the Jollibee Foundation (Leyte) will be receving the 18 million pesos worth of donation and the proceeds will be used in their facilities and also help the underprivelege children that needed special care and treatment. Each of the beneficiaries were presented and was given an award on stage and also have a formal turn over of the 18 million pesos donation. (Read more below)

check out this video of Jollibee's dance number with kids

“Through the help of the JFA and the Jollibee Foundation, and with the support of our customers, Jollibee hopes to alleviate the plight of Filipino children who – at their tender age - are already faced with various challenges. We are proud to extend support to organizations that are steadfastly working to give these children a better life,” said Gold F. Tantoco, Vice President for Marketing of Jollibee.

“We initiated this project as our way of saying thank you and giving back to Filipino children who have helped a great deal in ensuring Jollibee’s success throughout the years,” said George De Guzman, Chairman of the JFA.

“This project owes its success to the thousands of Jollibee patrons who supported this noble cause by purchasing the Hug & Share dolls,” he added.
The feeling of gift giving to these beneficiaries is great and because of the new fund been given, there will be a new hope for them and it made them strong to continue in their advocacy in helping underprivelge children and make them a better part of the community in the future.

more photos in my album at

Jollibee millions of hugs to share ( Jollibee. JFA and Jollibee Foundation cap 30th year celebration with grandest gift giving project for children) PART 1

Jollibee millions of hugs to share part 2

Manila Ocean Park tour by "Jollibee millions of hugs to share"

“We are very happy that Jollibee is able to do something for the children of Cottolengo. The Multisensory Room that we will build will help provide necessary mental and sensual stimulation, as well as relaxation for the autistic and hyperactive kids currently under our care. At the same time, it will also be beneficial for the students of our school. It will help a total of 82 orphans and students with special needs,” said Fr. Julio Cuesta Ortega, FDP, President and Executive Director of Cottolengo Filipino.
Beneficiaries of Jollibee 30th Anniversary Gift Giving Project

1. Cottolengo Filipino, Inc. – Saint Luigi Orione, Bahay Para Sa May Kapansanan (Montalban, Rizal), is an institution that provides residential care and rehabilitation for persons with disability (PWD), specially abandoned children; and offers community- based programs such as free special education classes and basic medical assistance. The donation is for the building of a fully-equipped Multisensory Room for the children’s needs.

2. Educational Research and Development Assistance Technical and Vocation Secondary School (ERDA Tech) (Manila) addresses the issue of youth welfare and development with respect to the urban poor by offering their children the opportunity to obtain quality academic secondary education and technical vocational training. The grant will be used for the education and training of their Jollibee Franchisees Association Scholars.

3. Families and Children for Empowerment and Development Foundation (FCED) (Manila) provides assistance to Urban Poor Children and Youth of Paco and Pandacan, Manila. The grant will be used for the continuation of their Advanced Learning System (ALS) Program and other supporting initiatives. The ALS Program provides a viable alternative to the existing formal education instruction which encompasses both the non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills.

4. House with No Steps (Quezon City) will use the funds for the provisions of differently-abled children in their care, basic primary health and rehabilitation equipment; educational equipment; food program and urban gardening project; capacity building initiatives; and their capacity and resource mobilization initiatives.

5. Marcellin Project (General Santos City) recognizes the growing incidence of juvenile delinquency in General Santos City and how the lack of a nurturing environment contributes to the youths’ involvement in crimes. The donation will be used for seminars and training initiatives for concerned communities, youths and volunteers; advocacy initiatives for members of the judiciary, lawyers, police and jail wardens; initiatives for community support; coordinated investigation system development and the establishment of a Youth Home with reintegration programs.

6. Shontoug Foundation (Baguio City) was established by Baguio City’s Religious of the Good Shepherd for early care and development of the children in Kapangan, Benguet. The fund will be used for the educational, nutrition support and medical initiatives of Kankana-ey and Ibaloi preschoolers; Neighborhood-Based Early Childhood Care and Development centers; initiatives for a culture-based story book and the development of learning materials; and the organization of village-based associations, livelihood projects and social enterprises in the Cordillera region

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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