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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Mcdonald's new TVC with Megastar Sharon Cuneta as an action star

Check out the new TVC of Mcdonalds, and featuring again the Megastar - Sharon Cuneta as an action star for an upcoming film :)

the TVC is done by DBB, the agency behind and makers of the Mcdo's TVC First Love aka Huling El Bimbo commercial.

thanks to Budjette for sharing this on Facebook.

I love this TVC ahhahahaa..
hope there's a part 2.

GI JOE : Rise of Cobra - new full trailer

Finally! we see the true nature of the movie. Looks good and more action packed. I just hope that these action scenes being shown in the trailer will be more awesome in the full movie. Love to see that sword fight of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Combat vehicles in their hi tech form, I'm starting to melt seeing my GI JOE and Cobra toys in live action. And in the final scene of the trailer, are those BATS??? "Battle Android Trooper"

Watch the trailer above and enjoy full army-geekness

Cyberzone's Gadget Summer Sizzlers 2009

Cosplay models got the gig for that "Greatest cosplay model summer job ever!" and I'm happy that JP Carter got the job and helped us for the Cyberzone's gadget event. And the good thing for them is that they will be get paid for being there and inviting people to visit Cyberzone.

Summer Gadget Sizzlers
at Cyberzone OneE-com center, SM mall of Asia
May 1,2,3, 2009

Naruto cosplay models in a photo op moments with their anime fans.

visitors are signing up for that gadget raffle giveaway, and ohhh look at that pink long tail!
For those who joined the raffle will have a chance to win gadgets from Cyberzone. Winners will be announced after a week.

on a lunch break treat at Savory

JP in cosplay, our team leader for this summer gig. looks busy after entertaining a photo op

Friday, May 01, 2009

TV 5 Live Caravan part 2 in SM Mall of Asia

TV 5 is having another Live Caravan today in SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from 10am-12 midnight. And it is another Shame mo TV mo celebration for the success of their shows and also to party with their loyal and new viewers. There will be lots of performances by TV 5 celebrities, live tapings of one of their tv shows, exhibitions and auditions done by Talentadong Pinoy, and band performances by Parokya ni Edgar and Moonstar 88.

The event is FREE for everyone, just go there and bring your friends and family and enjoy the activity booths and get a chance to win lots of great prizes.

And according to TV5, watch out for the second wave of their event enttitled "Hirit sa Tag Init" beach party in Puerto Galera on May 9, 2009, another big event after TV5 Live Caravan, Shake it sa Tag init!

and if you wanna know more about the previous live caravan, you may check my blog here and I just say that "Tv 5 Live Caravan is like a TV 5 Convention"

i just wished that I can meet Barney the purple dino here :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer Gadget Sizzlers event at Cyberzone OneE-com, SM Mall of Asia

If you are planning to buy a new gadget, a pc, a laptop, a camera or a cellphone, then this 1st 3 days of the month of May will be the best time for you to acquire that gadget for your techie lifestyle. Cyberzone OneE-Com Center will be having a big discount and sale in some participating shops on May 1, 2, and 3. There will be also a mini gadget fair at the 2nd floor North Wing, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia.

And if you want to try your luck, then go to Cyberzone OneE-com center and drop your calling in the fish bowl in order for you to have a chance to win premium items and gadgets from participating stores at Cyberzone.But if you don't have any calling card, you can still join by filling up a piece of paper as your raflly entry. This is a one entry per person only.

Big promos and discounts awaits you at the Cyberzone OneE-com center, SM mall of Asia. I suggest that you drop by at the mini gadget fair and then proceed to Cyberzone to join the raffle contest. Shoppers will also get to meet Cosplay characters at the North Wing and at Cyberzone for photo ops and details of the event!

Summer Gadget Sizzlers
at Cyberzone OneE-com center, SM mall of Asia
May 1,2,3, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Contest : take home this cool and funky Havaianas Flipfloats

Its contest time my dear readers. Havaianas is here to give away one exclusive inflatable slipper raft to one of my readers and all you have to do is post a comment below here in my blog and one winner who has the best answer will take home a giant Havaianas flipfloat that will be perfect for your Summer beach adventure.

Questions is:
"What can you do with a Havaianas flipfloat?

post your answers below!
and don't forget to include your valid email address.




Fully Booked Summer Workshops 2009

If you are looking for a series of Summer Workshops this summer 2009, I suggest that you check out the different kinds of workshop that Fully Booked offers.

check out the details on the poster and for details, visit their official website at
Tel. no. 858.7008

and whoa..they have workshop for animation, photography, art and many more..

I might check out of the workshop if ever I'm not busy.

thanks to Aimee for sharing this info to us.
see ya around in the book corners of Fully Booked.

Free Comic Book Day Philippines on May 2, 2009

Free Comic Book Day is here again!!! and I'm so excited to plug this in my blog because Comic Odyssey is hosting another year of giving away of FREE comics to all store visitors and comic fans. Last year was the best year for Free Comic Book Day or FCBD, and it was participated by lots of comics titles from the USA and all of the FCBD special printed comics were given for free to all people who will visit the store this May 2, 2009.

The FCBD is happening every year in every 1st Saturday of the month of May, and here in the Philippines we are now celebrating it every year. I think this is the third successful year for the Free Comic Book Day Philippines event, and last year it was the first ever FCBD event to be broadcasted via a live video streaming and it was participated and viewed by international comic artists, writers and comics fans, who just got experience FCBD in their area and also got a close look on how we celebrate FCBD here in our country.

So for this year, I will do another round of live video streaming coverage and also do live twitter and plurk post on what's happening inside the store.

As Gerry Alanguilan said in his blog post "Insanity on Free Comic Book Day 2009!", yes its an insanity! because our top Filipino Comic book creators will be there and I almost cried to see the guest roster of comic book creator for this year. I know every comic fan will be happy to see this global event happening again for this year. You can meet the creators there and have your comics signed by them, just make sure that the comics you will bring is created by them.

Now time to contact my media friends to cover this big big big big FREE comic book day.

just save the date!

Free Comic Book Day Philippines
May 2, 2009
12 noon - 4PM only
at the Comic Odyssey, Robinsons Galeria (2nd floor infront of Red Ribbon)

Raffle prizes will be given every half hour of the event, so better register at the event and claim your number stumb before falling in line.

Featuring special Guest artists:
Leinil Yu
Gerry Alangguilan
Ed Tadeo
Stephen Segovia
Mico Suayan
Noah Salonga
Harvey Tolibao
Gilbert Monsanto
Wilson Tortosa
Kajo Baldisimo
Jay David Ramos
Elbert Or
Budjette Tan
Romulo Fajardo
Jan Michael Aldeguer
and many more!!!!!! ( believe me..this will be like a comic book convention hahaha)

Also the event is also accepting sketch requests or drawing
if you want a sketch or drawing of a character done by the artists listed above
you may contact the Sandy Sansolis of Comic Odyssey for details and availability of the artists, you may email him at

Comic Odyssey website -

you can also check out my coverage from 2008 Free Comic Book Day Philippines here


and check out the video of Hugh Jackman, movie actor and star for X-men Origins: Wolverine, inviting everyone and explains about the Free Comic Book Day

video source from

Monday, April 27, 2009

Movie bloggers...get ready to embrace adamantium glory!

Skechers Kids @ Nickelodeon event (Spongebob and big wave party)

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Last weekend, Nickelodeon turned the Bonifacio Global City Open Field into one huge playground featuring water-themed inflatables to game booths, with loads of prizes and exciting surprises, it was a thrilling afternoon of fun and games.

Skechers kept the Nicksters busy with their inflated pool filled with balls and Skechers Cali Gear shoes. Within 30 seconds, kids who were able to match a pair of shoes with the same color and size got to bring home sling bags and stickers from their favorite characters—Z-Strap, Kewl Breeze, Elastika and Hydee Hytop.

Dressed in funky bright-colored hi-tops, La Salle Dance Company-Street-- the reigning college champions of the Skechers Streetdance Battle 4 kept the kids entertained with their jaw-dropping moves.

Kids also got their chance to be on stage when they joined the Skechers Pass the Surfboard game. When the music stops, whoever has the surfboard is out. The winner of the game won a pair of Skechers Cali Gear shoes; perfect for walking in the beach this Summer.

For those who missed the premiere of SpongeBob and the Big Wave, you can watch the encore telecast on April 28 at 6 p.m., on Nickelodeon.

check out photos below from the event

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Department of Tourism on creating employments with expanded investments and increased travel movement

Media Release
April 2009


Room capacity in key tourist destinations for the first quarter of 2009 expanded with the opening of new hotels and resorts that created additional employment in the midst of global economic downturn.

For the period January to March 2009, a total of 1,231 additional rooms were opened. With an aggregate cost of P8.016 Billion, these new investments directly employed 1,286 people.

The opening of the P3.18 Billion Imperial Palace Water Park, Resort and Spa increased the room supply in Cebu by 4% to 14,792. With 616 rooms, this new tourism project provided employment to 780 workers.

The San Remigio Beach Club in the northern part of Cebu has also opened its new facilities during the first quarter. With P8.5 Million in investments, the resort has built a convention facility to capture the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) of both international and domestic markets.

Shangri-la’s Boracay Resort and Spa, a high-end 217-room resort in Boracay Island, opened just in time for the influx of tourists on vacation and long holidays. The resort has initially hired 488 workers to manage its various ranges of product offerings.

Seven locators investing in 28 cluster villas for a total cost of P 761.9 Million in the Amanpulo Tourism Enterprise Zone in Palawan also began their operation during the first quarter.

In Metro Manila, the opening of the Legend International’s Park, Bed and Breakfast Hotel, Eurotel Hotel Branch in Makati, and the expansion of Oakwood Serviced Residences increased the total room supply by 320.

By year-end, some 1,946 people will be directly employed nationwide once the additional 2,315 rooms become operational in the following destinations:

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· Metro Manila: Manila Ocean Park (120 rooms), The Picasso Serviced Residences (136 rooms), Newport Marriott Hotel (342 rooms), and Maxims Hotel (178 rooms)

· Cebu: Radisson Hotel (400 rooms)

· Boracay: Crowne Regency (449), Phonex Hotel (130 rooms), Boracay Regency Lagoon (120 rooms), Seven Stones (100 rooms), Grand Water (100 rooms)

· Puerto Princesa: Microtel Inns and Suites (50 rooms)

· Tagaytay: Summer Ridge (108 rooms)

· Albay: Discovery Bay Misibis (82 rooms)

With greater demand for tourism services, the Department of Tourism (DOT) endorsed five development projects worth P6.323 Billion in the first quarter of the year. These initiatives will generate 6,340 employment opportunities for local residents in the said tourist areas.

A US$ 200-Million luxury spa and resort is also set to be developed by Banyan Tree in a 55-hectare property in Diwaran Island of Palawan. This project will generate 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during the planning, construction and operational stages from 2009 to 2012.

In Subic, Harbor Yacht Services (HYS) Philippines will construct a restaurant and resort in a marina facility with an investment package of P 36.1 Million.

Creating New Tourist Products

An 18-hectare manmade lake called Lago del Rey, the biggest in the country, was opened to tourists by the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur. With the cost of P 20 Million, this new tourist product complements the wakeboarding park set up by the LGU in 2005. The facility offers family-oriented activities such as boat ride, fishing, and swimming, among others.

Anguib beach in Sta Ana, Cagayan has started to draw foreign and domestic wind and kite surfing enthusiasts because of its unspoiled natural wealth and wider and bigger reef ideal for the said sports. To promote the area, the DOT and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) have organized a windsurfing exhibition which was highly attended by international and local windsurfers.

With increased demand for nature and wildlife adventure, the DOT and the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines have jointly developed birdwatching tours in coordination with tour operators and LGUs in key destinations. The most notable bird watching sites are in Balanga Ciy, Candaba Swamp, Paitan Lake, Pantabangan Dam, Puerto Princesa, Hundred Islands National Park, Subic Bay, Olango Island and Mount Apo.

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, a leading conservation organization in the United Kingdom will dispatch a fact finding mission in May 2009 to assist the DOT and other agencies in the preservation and promotion of wetlands for wildlife habitat.

A sea kayak tour has also been designed by the DOT and the LGU of Alaminos in the Hundred Islands National Park in Pangasinan. Managed by the Hundred Islands Eco-Tour Association (HIETA), a community-based organization of out-of-school youth, the package involved a half- and whole-day kayak clinic and tour of the charming islets of the Hundred Islands as well as camping experience in Bolo Beach. The HIETA has been tapped by the DOT and Sun and Sea Kayaks to provide tour services during the Kayak Explore Hundred Island Summer Eco-Challenge in April 2009.

Capping on the popularity of the CamSur Wakeboarding Camp, a P500-Million Wakeboard Park will rise on a 12-hectare area in Silang, Cavite.

Increased Travel in Key Destinations

Tourist arrivals in top destinations of the country during the first quarter of 2009 grew by 10.33% for a total of 1.3 Million[1].

Cebu attracted the biggest volume of visitors with a share of 32% followed by Boracay (12%), Davao City (11.9%), Camarines Sur (11%), Zambales (7%), and Bohol (5%).

Domestic tourist arrivals to Puerto Princesa City and Coron in Palawan posted a record breaking growth of 392% as more flights were mounted to these destinations from Manila, Cebu, and Caticlan as well as Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Likewise, local visitors flocked to Camarines Sur for wakeboarding, Surigao del Sur, Sorsogon (Donsol) for whale shark interaction, Zambales (Subic) for recreation, Ilocos Norte and La Union for sightseeing and beach holiday resulting in double digit gains in these destinations.

Overall, the volume of domestic tourists visiting key destinations grew faster at 13% while foreign arrivals recorded a 4% hike in the first quarter.

Cebu was the most frequently visited destination by foreign tourists with 184,790 arrivals followed by Boracay (63,903), Zambales (25,252), Camarines Sur (24,976), and Bohol (24,350).

[1] Preliminary Data Tourist Accommodation Establishments

Back in the blogging circulation

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I'm back and fresh from my trip in Sampaloc, Quezon and I'm still having a hard time checking out and back tracking my activities, events and also for my work. Deadlines are already here and I need to finish everything before April 28th. I have this big factory trip on the 29th and I'm very excited to check it with media friends, its another out of town trip, so expect me running again in the long highway of SLEX and going to Laguna, glad that the transpo is provided by this company.

Also the photo of the camera above is my new partner in blogging and in photography. This brand new baby Olympus E520 is coming and I'm excited to use it and join the DSLR family. I'm now a born Olympus user and will stick to Olympus as soon as the item is good and affordable.

the Olympus Evolt E-520 Black 10 MP DSLR Camera with Zuiko 14-42 mm Lens and Zuiko 40-150 mm Lens will be my tag team partner in the next coming weeks. So the time of learning to photography will eat a lot of my time, because I'll be using a different gadget and must learn more to evolve myself into something more than me. ahahahaa. ( sounds like a part of my keynote address)

see ya around!
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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