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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Top 10 best comics shop in the Philippines this 2009

update: October 15, 2013
I'm going to update this blog post and come up a new list for 2013 for the Top 10 best comic shops here in the Philippines. So watch out for my updated blog post.

I just searched on the net and there's no listing or complete directory of local comic book shop or stores that sells comics here in the Philippines. I'm now on a writing project listing the top comic book shop that is known to everyone. I'm still searching for others, as I know that there are shops outside Manila and Luzon, and even I just encountered this comics shop in Baguio 10 years ago.

Villains, Heroes, Fans, Toys Galore published in China Business Philippines

I just stumbled this article in a search and its a lost article from last year, this was published in "China Business Philippines magazine" last year. Thanks to Chester G. Galias for the interview last Toy Con 2007. and according to the article, yes we are pretty beat up that year and I'm beat up too and so tired, and got time to do this interview.

I'm posting everything, just to save the article for future use

Villains, Heroes, Fans, Toys Galore
You wouldn’t expect the toys you used to throw around when you were five to cost thousands of pesos today. And because you were a brat and didn’t take care of them like you were told, you can do nothing now but watch as others make serious money selling classic Legos, Transformers, and G.I. Joe action figures.

The toy business in the Philippines is a growing enterprise as proven at this year’s Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention. From around 40 in 2003, there were some 90 booths at the recent ToyCon. Visitors (ages 3 to 70, according to organizer Azrael Coladilla) admired and purchased collector’s items on display.

Each ToyCon is anchored on a particular theme, usually an upcoming big-budget US summer flick. In 2007, it was Transformers; this year, The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins (2005). A steady stream of visitors had their pictures snapped next to a life-size replica of Batman and The Joker’s bust. Other popular photo-op dummies were Superman, Godzilla, and The Joker’s assistant, Harley Quinn. A very realistic replica of the head and shoulder armor of Iron Man was also on display.

Dressed to Kill
The convention floor space was filled with nearly a hundred vendors plying thousands of authentic movie memorabilia, comic books, robots, trading cards, CDs, hats, dolls, pins, action figures, and other hard-to-find items.

But costume play was still the main attraction. Costume play (“cosplay” among aficionados) is a contest where fans get to dress up and act like their favorite characters in animé, video games, comic books, and movies.

Darth Vader, Yoda, Spiderman, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Super Mario, Chun-Li, Naruto, and Lord Sauron from The Lord of the Rings novel were just some the over 100 creatures walking around the venue for photo-ops and, of course, for the best cosplayer award.

Not to be Outdone
The 7th ToyCon may have been overflowing with merchandise from animation and comic book powerhouses US and Japan, but the Philippines and China also had some strong representatives at the venue. (Even “Manny Pacquiao” was there!)

Some young Filipino comic book artists doing subcontracted work for foreign clients were on hand to give practical tips on how to succeed in the comic book industry. Also featured was a video of Filipino American artist Whilce Portacio, where the former Marvel Comics artist encouraged budding artists.

The classic works of homebound master illustrators Alfredo P. Alcala (Voltar and Alcala Komix Magazine) and Mars Ravelo (Darna, Dyesebel, and Captain Barbell) were also exhibited.

The Philippines was also represented by the “Foldabots,” a Transformers-inspired line of paper art robots crafted by architect Jose Miguel “Jomike” Tejido. Its first commercial run was in 2006 for K-Zone Magazine, from where kids could simply cut out Foldabots from its pages. The robots have Filipino names like Buhawi (whirlwind), Tutubi (dragonfly), and Kalasag (shield). Most of the Foldabots turn into either local vehicles or endemic species. New versions come out every month, some of them even designed to form one bigger robot.

As for China, TOSE China and mobiusgames launched GONG!, a multiplayer online soccer game that has totally different, wacky rules and unconventional playing fields.

TOSE China was established in Shanghai in November 1993. The firm is a fully-owned subsidiary of Japan’s TOSE Co. Ltd, said to be the world’s largest non-publishing game developer.

TOSE’s second studio in China was founded in Hangzhou in 2001. So far, TOSE China has produced 400 titles for the world’s top gaming companies and mobile content publishers. The company is also involved in creating games for consoles, handheld game devices, and 2G and 3G mobile phones.

Organizers are pretty upbeat that next year’s ToyCon will again be bigger. They could be right. After all, there’s an inner child in all of us, as proven by the multi-billion-dollar toy industry.
- China Business Philippines

Monday, June 29, 2009

Inviting everyone for the Official Launching Party

We will be going to the party after watching Ice Age 3 :)


flippish \fli’-psh\ adj [fr. Filipino]

1: anything that has Filipino flavor.
2. fickle-minded or indecisive
3. odd, crazy or weird.

FLIPPISH is a play on the word Filipino. It means anything that has Filipino flavor or could also mean something that is odd, crazy or weird. is the first Pinoy online video channel that produces original online shows that are of broadcast quality. The people behind flippish believe that it is about time that we Filipinos take on the challenge of coming up with online entertainment that is of international standards.

THE SHOWS pushes the creative boundaries by creating a variety of bite-sized (5-8 minutes) videos that appeal to Filipinos of all shapes and sizes!

Shows that cover diverse genres such as Direk, a comedy about a hot-headed, emotional and over-the-top director who allows you to see what goes on in the world of production when the cameras stop rolling and LSS, which showcases some of the most talented, unsigned Filipino artists, whose songs might be the next big hit playing in your head. Another show is Flippish Specials, which is a collection of featured videos, event coverages, and documentaries made by the team. will tickle your funny bone, get you up to speed on the latest hotspots and goings-on around and outside the Metro, stimulate you brain cells with thought-provoking reality shows and most importantly, entertain you until it becomes an essential part of your daily internet habit!

BEHIND THE SCENES is spearheaded by Chris Tan, the Co-Founder and the Managing Director of Ideal Minds and Kring Elenzano, the Creative Director of Ideal Minds and Chris is also currently the director for the Asian Poker Tour Series and was recognized as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2005. Kring, on the other hand, is one of the hottest young TV directors in the industry with several projects under her belt such as the reality TV show RIVERMAYA: BAGONG LIWANAG! In the blogosphere, she is known by her handle, FunnySexy.

watch the video and say goodbye to TV

R.I.P., TV will finally be officially launched on July 2, 2009 at Fiamma at Jupiter St., Makati. With the availability of the internet and increasing broadband speed, more people spend more time online nowadays and for these reasons, the people behind believe that "Television is Dead." and that online entertainment is the wave of the future. Appropriately, this, too, is the theme of the launch party. New shows and talents will be introduced that night and viewers and fans may register on the site to receive special invites for the party.

For more information about the website, its shows and the launch party, do check out

The Daily Blog Hop 1 - food, discounts, movies, waxing, contest, review and cool school stories

"Any boy couldn't resist that!" - Chinkychinky

This is a new series here in my blog, and I'll be featuring some cool blog post made by our bloggers who just submitted their blog entry links or blog url links in my plurk for calling a submisson of their updates for my daily blog hop series. Each posts will be featured here, and why I do this? because the posts are interesting.

read more below to continue.

1. An Icy Adventure at the Science Discovery Center.
Teacher Ria shared to us that learning science in this generation is much more fun than learning it in our class or in school, the Science Discovery Center had helped teachers and parents in making their kids or students learn more about science, and I'm also glad that this will be a good ground for adults who can start interest in Science.

2. A Perfect Start and End to Any Day!
Teacher Ria once again shared her blog post about a Brunch meal at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves and meeting Bobby Chinn. She also shared that her favorite dessert is the Chai Tea Latte, Camembert Oreo Cheese Tart.

3. Party Give Aways
Davao's Ultimate Partyphile - Zhaun Ortega posted about dog tags as a party giveaways. He posted images of different kinds of dog tags including that Ako Mismo dog tags. I really like that dog tag with the design of the Philippine flag.

4. Contest: What’s the Flippest Flippish Video?
Coy Caballes just launched his new blog website called Video Chops, in his new post featuring a contest for . Contest is so easy and the prizes are gift certificates for your cellphone and skin care :)

5. Style Scene: LG Health Collection Launch
Lace Llanora of features the Health Plus collection of LG electronics. She did Yog, and review some appliances that is health friendly to humans and met the Eco Mom of the Philippines, Angel Aquino.

6. Recitation day
tambolera22 of shared to us that she got a 1.0 grade from her recitation in class. I think she is an interior designer, because I see her designs, I think some kind of project in school.

a photo blog post by nansan, features a photo headshot of artists-film maker Earl Drilon

8.Mango Indefinite Sale Upto 50%
Earth shares a post of discounts sale at Mango, if you browse for some of her post, you'll see some of other discounts in other stores. I also receive an sms alert about the sale at Mango,but I just can't find a good place were I can post it here in my blog.

9.How To Cook An Authentic Spanish Paella
This is an interesting blog post from Earth's food blog ( hi Earth!). I love paella and this one made my taste buds search for the perfect paella in town. There's a tip, recipe and a how to cook video. I'll go back to this blog post once I got an interest to cook my own paella. yummy! "Matakaw nga ako!"

10.1st Expo Dad @ Rockwell in July 2009
The 1st ever grand expo for fathers and daddys will be at the Rockwell tent. Thanks again to Earth for the feature and I almost fell in my seat to see this event for July. I was conceptualizing a convention or expo for dads months ago and looks like I failed to run it . But I'm very curious on the collectibles and toys for the big boys section of the event. Check the post for the schedule of activities and entrance fee (if you are above 12 years old)

11.Lechon Lunch
This is what happens if I have food blogger friend around hahahah. Frannywanny shared to us her lechon lunch experience at Sabroso in Q.C., I'm now dying here at home and want to eat lechon too. But as Fran said in her blog post, she is very satisfied on the quick service and have lechon as an appetizer.... oh wait... appetizer?? omg...yummy!!! I might visit this once I got a big topak to eat lechon.

12. The Do's and Don'ts of At-Home Waxing
Ana also known as the Lipstickaddict, shared us a blog post entry on the do's and don't of waking yourself at home. I'm kinda laughing because I remember when my mom used to do a waxing with my lil sister and its a major fail hahahaa. But this blog post can now help others who want to save more funds in doing the thing to themselves.

13. Why Do People Cry At Weddings?
Joan posted a list of reasons why do people cry during weddings, the list is from people and friends who shared experienced crying during weddings. If you have more reason about it, contribute by visiting the post and write a comment on it. For me, I still dont get the reason of it hahaha. But its funny to see mommies cry when their girl is getting married. Females are much more affected on this and Its just my observation.

14. Starbucks Unveils Something New on July 2 is teasing us about the new drinks at Starbucks. There are also cakes and pastries featured in the post. The images and photos of the drinks and cakes will make you land to a nearby Starbucks. Jonel of posted a contest and he invites you to join.

15. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - What I Love and Hate About It
DigitalManila posted a review on what he love and hate about the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, we just saw the movie last Friday at the TV5 screening in Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2 with the movie bloggers. Read the review and find out i both of you have the same insights on how the action pace blows you away or the cheesyness of some scenes.

16. I Just Had a Taste of Razon's
I think I'm the only guy in the planet who haven't tried or tasted the food and halo halo in Razon's. Its already a living alamat that Razon's halo halo is the best and thanks to tasteofbothworlds of plurk for reminding me to try this for my birthday.

17. Transformers 2: The Revenge of the Fallen
Chinkychinky of is also a movie blogger, posted a long review of the movie Transformers. And she also said that grewing up with Care Bears and Candy Candy, and noted that she is not a fan of the animated series. Same thing to me during my youngling years I watch this cartoons for babies and girls just waiting for my sentai or robot animated series in channel 2 hahahaha. We both have the same activity but different series we appreciate. ( but I love Care Bears! and Rainbow Brite)

Pumpkin Scissors anime @ ANIMAX this August 2009

Three years have passed since the ceasefire stopped the war between the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost. The Royal Empire continues to be in chaos with widespread hunger and plague, and is constantly ravaged by soldiers-turned-bandits.

With the aim of providing war relief and restoring peace and order to the war-torn Royal Empire, the Imperial Army State Section III platoon is formed with the codename ‘Pumpkin Scissors’.

Led by female protagonist 2nd Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin, the platoon ‘cuts’ like scissors through pumpkin-like layers of lies, power and money that the corrupted hide behind. The story takes an interesting turn as male protagonist and veteran tank-hunter Randel Oland joins Pumpkin Scissors…

Pumpkin Scissors is based on the manga series of the same title that was named in the list of top teenage graphic novels in 2007 by the Young Adult Library Association, a division of the American Library Association.

Pumpkin Scissors premieres on August 20, 2009
Every Mon-Fri at 7.30pm only at ANIMAX

A preview of IMAX theater at SM City North Edsa

Here is the perspective design and look of the entrance of the upcoming IMAX theater at SM City North Edsa. This is the 2nd IMAX theater in the Philippines and I'm happy that SM Cinema is expanding and bringing a great movie experience to all of us Filipinos. If you haven't been to an IMAX theater,try visiting the 1st one at SM Mall of Asia, were I watched great IMAX films like "I am Legend", "Dark Knight", "Beowulf", "Monsters vs. Aliens", and "Star Trek". I haven't seen the Transformers movie, but will watch it there soon.

IMAX Theatre at SM City North EDSA will open to the public on July 16, 2009. In time for the Harry Potter movie.

Here are the list of upcoming IMAX movies for the SM City North Edsa branch

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – July 16, 2009
with exclusive IMAX 3D scenes
As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Under The Sea 3D – August 2009
An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.

A Christmas Carol 3D – November 2009
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Avatar 3D – December 2009
A band of humans are pitted in a battle against a distant planet's indigenous population.

How to Train your Dragon 3D – March 2010
Shrek Goes Fourth 3D – May 2010
Hubble 3D

SO how IMAX digital Theater system works?

The technologies of an IMAX theater includes:

1. IMAX Image Enhancer - IMAX’s proprietary image enhancer brightens the on-screen image, and, through the use of a camera that provides real-time, on-screen feedback, it makes automated adjustments to ensure maximum image fidelity is maintained 100% of the time.

2. Customized Theatre Geometry -IMAX’s customized theatre geometry maximizes your field of view, putting you IN the movie – and is a key reason why IMAX® 3D is the most immersive cinematic 3D ever created.

3.IMAX Audio System
-IMAX’s powerful audio system delivers laser-aligned digital sound.
- IMAX’s Proportional Point Source loudspeaker technology enables listeners to pinpoint the specific location of a sound – with five discrete audio channels. (conventional 5.1 disperses sound through many speakers making it nearly impossible to locate the origin of the sound)
- Each IMAX theatre is acoustically treated to present accurate and realistic sound images with the largest dynamic range. This enables the sound to be crisp enough to hear a pin drop and precise enough to know exactly where it dropped.
- Each film’s soundtrack is specially mastered for IMAX’s unique sound system.

4. IMAX Screen
- IMAX’s proprietary high-gain screen results in exceptionally bright images and unparalleled 3D
- The IMAX screen is slightly curved and sits closer to the audience.

5. Dual Digital Projectors
- IMAX’s revolutionary digital projection technology is “projector agnostic,” meaning that it can utilize commercially available digital technology that best meets IMAX requirements – the projectors are merely a vehicle for IMAX’s proprietary image enhancer, which turbo charges the basic functionality of the light engine.
- One of the key benefits of being projector agnostic is that IMAX can adapt and even improve as suppliers develop new technologies.
- The current system uses two 2k Christie projectors and has a 1.9:1 aspect ratio – in keeping with the best-tested chip sets – and we continue to work with dual 4k projectors.

- All film content that is played through IMAX’s digital projection system is digitally re-mastered with IMAX DMR technology.
- IMAX DMR employs a suite of proprietary image enhancement tools that optimize each image for IMAX presentation. Some of the techniques used to enhance the digital image include sharpening, color correction, contrast and digital artifact removal.

i just learned that they used two 2k Christie projectors, I got introduced to this projectors last 2002 and I didn't know that they use this brand. And yes that's the best brand for projectors in the world. And the year 2002, didn't know that IMAX will be the next big thing in the revolution of cinemas.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, please call 929- 5452 or 924-4274. For inquiries and screening schedule, log on to or you can email us at

Be a performer at the Yahoo! Purple Hunt Finale event this July 25th

This is a call to all performers, singers, bands, or something that has a unique and creative talent. In preparation for the Yahoo! Philippines Purple Hunt Finale event this July 25, 2009. A new and old breed of artists/performers will be bonded with color of purple as selected performers will take the stage on the big event. Performers should be 16 - 24 years old.

All you have to do is send an information of you or your band, details is posted on the poster below

After sending details, wait for email confirmation for audition invitation and schedules. Receiving the email confirmation doesn't guarantee you a slot yet, but just make it the 1st step in getting the slot to perform in the big event of Yahoo! Philippines.

click on the image above to enlarge it and read the full details.

see ya all purple lovers!

G.I. Joe : Rise of Cobra - Official Movie Adaptation Comics (Preview)

The G.I. Joe Movie Adaptation #1 by Denton Tipton and Casey Maloney is here and it looks like that the comics will be available on July 1, 2009 and thanks to IDW Publishing for releasing a preview pages of the comics that is based on the live action movie of GI JOE: Rise of Cobra.

you can view the 6 page preview here at the Newsarama preview comics

The comics might be complete on its release before the official launch of the movie on August 2009, and because of this we can tell finally if the movie sucks. The start of the preview showed something about a little history of the Destro family, its weird that it reminds me of the Man in the Iron Mask, I thought that the guy is Cobra Commander, until I saw the big gem necklace wrapped around on his neck, and I'm now wondering that this is the real DESTRO and not the one we see on the movie.

Also the main story is revelead and its about that chemical weapon that eats metal. Which I think the GI JOE will be there to stop it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Graphika Manila 2009 news - call for artwork submission

I just this update from Camy via notes in Facebook and its a call of submission for everyone if you want your artwork be published in the conference kit for this year, check out the information posted above or visit their website at in which the full site will be updated on July 1, 2009.

No list of the artist guest in the site, but check it out on the 1st of July to see the update.

Graphika Manila 2009 will be on August 15, 2009 at Premier Cinema of SM Mall of Asia.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen special screening (TV5) @ GB3

This is my 3rd screening of the movie and it will be also my last screening, no more movies for Transformers and I will save more of my viewing pleasure when the original DVD arrives. Thanks to much to Myk and TV5 for another movie bloggers night treat, we love the free pop corns and pepsi drinks and raffle giveaways. It's fun to hang out with the movie bloggers group/club and it looks like that Harry Potter will be our next screening.

I just watched the film again and focuses on some other elements of the film, so sad that I didn't saw R2D2 in the film, as there are confirmation from ILM that theres an appearance of R2D2 somwhere in the Egyptian ruins or at the aircraft carrier. Also great to see Autobot Jolt in the last part of the film, and glad that I'm with my Transformers Philippines buddies who help me notice the one scene robot h ahahaa.

more photos in my album in Facebook at "Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen special screening (TV5) @ GB3"

FAKE YOU!!!!!! (fake money in the Philippines)
image from tsikot forum

This struck me and it was painful to discover that I carry a fake P200 bill in my wallet and it's a big loss for me that night when the tollgate operator in coastal road confiscated it and now I don't have any basis on how to detect if the money bill is fake or not. I paid my jeepney fare that night and used my P200 to pay 2 seats of the ride and then the driver paid the tollgate fee using my P200 bill just to get some coins and bill change for my money. Then the driver told me that my money is fake.

I was nearly sleeping that night at 1am in the morning I suddenly turned horrified and shouted "huh?! fake!" and then the driver told me that the tollgate operator confiscated it. I'm glad that I have extra money with me that night and I'm almost running short and glad that I got some hundred of bills kept in my pocket.

I wondered and tracked down where I get that fake P200 bill, then I remembered that I paid a P1000 bill to this steak restaurant in Metrowalk before we watch the Fete dela Musique 2009 that evening. I remember that the waiter gave me some change of 100 and 200 bills plus coins, because its the only P200 bill that is present that's why I remember it.

It's kinda sucks that this steak restaurant has no equipment on how to detect fake money, I know every cashier in the metro now uses this portable UV ray money bill detector thing, and looks like that this restaurant has no knowledge of how important to take care of people's money and avoid fake money coming in to their cash register.

I still have the receipt of that steak restaurant and I'm planning to call them soon and report this incident, this should be avoided and protect their customers in receiving or giving bill changes of fake money, this is one serious case and I don''t want to experience it again, I just heard that there are P1000 bill fake money are circulating now. I learned a lot from this incident and I'm now very cautious and hope that this blog post can alert everyone that the fake moneys are very active in the market.

I don't know how to detect the money if it is fake,but if you look closely to it and you might tell the difference, I searched on and found some interesting tips on how to detect our pesos bill or coins if its fake, and there are lots of blog posts sharing their experience about the fake money, you can read all of it here in the fake 200 pesos bill google search

here's what we should do if to avoid this

1. check the money bill if you receive it as a change, look at the money from back and front and observe if there are some signs of fake prints or ink glitches

2. if you receive a fake bill, report it to the restaurant or cashier and told them that it is fake, demand a replacement and tell them that you will not honor it

3. if you paid something and used a fake bill, the cashier person should have a UV ray detector, ask them to show you if it is fake, and make them sure they placed a pen label with the word "FAKE" in that fake money so that you know that it is really a fake money.

4. if it is indeed fake, accept the truth and I know it is not our fault, its kinda bad of luck, but we should be thankful that it is only a slight small amount of hundred of pesos. Pay your bill with the right amout and authentic money.

5. if you possess a fake money, rip it and throw it away, or you can write a label fake and keep it at your home, so that you can have your own reference and show it to your family or friends that they should be aware of the signs embeded on the fake money.

6. if you have other tips, feel free to post here in my comments board.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day! - Rockwell Presents : Focus on Toys and Cosplay Fusion

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From masked heroes to vintage robots, the first leg of the collections series will transform the Power Plant Mall into an exciting carnival of colorful costumes and interesting exhibits for a weekend for both the young and the young at heart!

June 26-28:
- Collectibles Display by Maxiworks and Fat Boy Studios at the South Court
- Revenge of the Fallen and the Audi R8 at the Cinemas and the North Court
- Vintage Toys and the LEGO Darth Vader at Archaeology

June 27
- COSPLAY FUSION Cosplay Competition at the South Court
- Maid & Butler Café at Press Café

June 28
- The Marching of the 501st Storm Trooper Battalion at Archaeology

For Cosplay mechanics and more info, please visit

Witness amazing cosplayers all in one arena! With great prizes to be given away, band performances and a special appearance of Dokissaten Maid and Butler Cafe, this is one event you shouldn't miss! FREE ENTRANCE!

See you all tomorrow!
(read more below)

Cosplay Fusion
June 27, 2009 (Saturday), 4pm
*South Court, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell

Cash Prizes:
1st Place – P12,000
2nd Place – P8,000
3rd Place – P5,000

Special Awards:
Best Male Costripper
Best Female Costripper
Best Kid Costripper

Special award to the **Best Costripper of the day!

+ prizes from sponsors: Powerplant, Maxicollector, etc.

Also presenting the third appearance of Dokissaten Maid and Butler Cafe in partner with Fully Booked's Press Cafe! The cafe has been present at Kourtyard Caffe (along Katipunan Ave. – last March), at the Shizen Orchestra convention (at SMX last April) and will now be at Powerplant. With new additions to the cast, a wider variety of butlers and maids, there’s a lot more to look forward to.

*South Court is located within the Power Plant Mall in front of Zara.
**To qualify as a costripper, you do not have to register and perform. Just dress up in your funkiest get-up and you may win a prize on-the-spot!
***Registered cosplayers will receive free prints of their pictures taken at the photo wall.
****Free food for registered cosplayers.

:bulletred: Cosplay Fusion Contest Guidelines
:bulletred: Cosplay Pre-Registration (FULL)

:bulletred: Special Awards
:bulletred: Dokissaten Cafe Info
:bulletred: Schedule of Activities

For inquiries, kindly email us at

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Globe launches RUN FOR HOME: The Globe-Ayala Land City Run for Habitat for Humanity

Press Release

Globe opens the registration for its first ever running event that is seen to attract runners and health enthusiasts alike, as it features use of the disposable electronic timing chips to track running time during this fit and fun activity.

The RUN FOR HOME: Globe-Ayala Land City Run for Habitat for Humanity is slated on July 19, 2009, Sunday at 5:00 AM at the Bonifacio Global City. It offers 3-kilometer, 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer and 21-kilometer runs that will make use of the new Bonifacio Global City to Makati Central Business District route. This run will support Habitat for Humanity to benefit the Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig Project. (read more below)

Assembly time for the 3-kilometer run is at 5:35 AM and gun start will be at 6:00 AM. For the 5-kilometer run, participants must assemble at 5:25 AM in time for the 5:55 AM gun start. The 10-kilometer run’s assembly is at 5:15 AM as the gun start is at 5:45 AM. Runners joining the 21-kilometer run must assemble by 4:30 AM for the gun start at exactly 5:00 AM.

Globe brings the disposable electronic timing chips to the Philippines to track the running time of participants to the RUN FOR HOME – a first for a running event in the country. The disposable electronic timing chips are miniature transponders in a specially designed plastic housing. These are used in popular international marathons where the chip is attached to a runner’s shoelace and in triathlons where it is placed as an ankle bracelet.

Registration is from June 19 to July 3, 2009 only, through the Globe website or at participating Globe Business Centers and Fitness First branches in Metro Manila.

To join Globe’s RUN FOR HOME, new Globe Prepaid subscribers can purchase a Globe Prepaid SIM for P45, load P300 worth of credits and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80. Existing Globe Prepaid subscribers can load P300 worth of credits and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80.

Globe Postpaid subscribers and Globe Platinum members need to pay P300 as registration fee and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80 to join the run. Otherwise, anyone can opt to register to the 3-kilometer, 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer run by paying P500 and P700 for the 21-kilometer run.

From July 16 to July 18, 2009, exactly three days before RUN FOR HOME, registered participants can pick up their race kits which include the official race number, safety pins, route maps, singlet and the disposable electronic timing chip, at the Bonifacio High Street (in front of ROX).

Log on to or visit participating Globe Business Centers and Fitness First branches in Metro Manila for more information regarding RUN FOR HOME.

The technology that cares for your health

Every year we experience the rapid changes in our environment and because of our planet is now polluted and we are now conscious in caring for our health in every possible way. LG Electronics just launched LG Health+ here in the Philippines, a campaign with the slogan “Caring for your Health in Every Way”, other Asian countries also launched their campaign last April 2009. I'm very convinced to the way LG introduced to us their new technology that will help our environment and also for our health, with these new technology placed in their new set of appliances, we will no longer have the bad polluted effect from outside our house even we are inside of our home. The washing machine, refrigerator and microwave ovens now have this health caring technology that is very helpful to us humans. ( read more below)

Taking away germs, harmful microbes and allergens can now be filtered by their new air conditioners which we can now experience to breathe a cleanier fresh air at home and thanks to the advance filtration system that blocks viruses, bacteries and dusts that is harmful to kids and to people who have asthma. This is very useful especially this generation as we experience a swine flu outbreak.

Washing away those harmful detergens in our clothes and filtered the chemical away from our baby's shirts can be done by using LG's washing machine, and their new technology in washing machine has this smart cleaning mechanics which uses a sensor called I-sensor, the one that measures detergents residue and it adjusts the duration, temperature and water level.

Energy saving is now important to our appliances and this new LG refrigerator saves less energy due to its door cooling, a 3 way cooling system that makes the flow of air from the front door and circulates it to the door. It can cool the food faster and it preserves the vitamins and nutrients of fruits and vegetables, thanks to its Vitamin plus technology.

I also saw the new microwave oven, and yes it is the 1st circular shape microwave oven inside it, and the flow of heat is much more easy to hit the food and its more easy to clean it, as for experience in cleaning other microwave, I have this hard time in cleaning edges of the inside of the microwave and sometimes it can rust easy due to dirt and hard to reach edges in cleaning. The new health technology in LG Health Plus also have this steam and UV tech for dish containers, I'm very impressed on the technology it can kill germs and protect those plates and metal forks from rust and birth of germs.

watch above the video of their TVC

tvc video of the LG Health+ air conditioner

All appliances bare the logo of LG Health+, you can also look for that logo, and the stylish design also has this image of the flower that embeds on the new appliances, as a label for the Health+ design technology.

All of this was well presented to us in their visual presentation and got a close look in one of their appliance trade show. I really love that new microwave and refrigerator.

During the launching even, Angel Jacob, the host of the event, announces the Eco-mom award to Angel Aquino. We know Angel Aquino as a mom, tv host, magazine celeb, and also an eco activist, she went on stage to share her experience as a big supporter for saving mother Earth, she is also the Eco mom and endorser for LG Health+.

At the middle of the event, we got treated to try that yoga style and it was leaded by a Korean yogini expert and thanks to the visual presentation that I got the moves correctly, it was a fun activity and its my first time to do yoga in public. Then Korean boys went on stage to do some dancing and break dance stunt. It was a fun launching in Makati Shangri La hotel, and glad that we have LG here to save us and be healthy in every way.

and yes, LG life's good!

more photo coverage in my blog at LG Health+ Collection launching event

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Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen special screening (Jollibee) @ Gateway Cineplex 6 (Philippines)

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I watched the movie again last night and it was the special screening of Jollibee for the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen at Gateway Cineplex 6. For me it was the best screening ever, because Jollibee treated us with burger yums, drinks and lots of pop corns, they also gave away their kiddie meal Transformers toys to all kids, unfortunately the crew attendant doesn't allow us adults to receive the toys, I even beg to have Optimus Prime toy buy they say its only for kids awwww.

They raffled off some cool gift certificates and a set of Transformers tumblers, I feel like a kid again and got too much excited to see Optimus Prime flying off out of that cargo plane, that was so beautiful! and his apperance at Egypt near the Sphinx is such a classic. Im now excited to watch it again for the 3rd time this coming Friday at Greenbelt 3 and that will be my last screening hehehehe.

I'm with my sis that night and after arriving home she gave me a gift and its the 711 Transformers tumbler for the Slurpee, and its a Megatron figure in a straw with Optimus Prime lenticular cover of the tumbler. And finally a Toy Garage magazine with cover of this Mazinger Z new series for the Soul of Chogokin die cast figure and plus a list of features for the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen toys and figures.

more photos at Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen special screening (Jollibee) @ Gateway Cineplex 6

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

coverage : Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie premiere ( ASAP 09) @ SM North Edsa Cinema 4

Here's my small photo coverage from last night's premiere. All celebs and stars of ASAP 09 and ABS CBN were there at the premiere and I'm starting to love the cinema set up and sounds at SM City North Edsa THE BLOCK.

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more photos below

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more photos in my album at Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie premiere ( ASAP 09) @ SM North Edsa Cinema 4

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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