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Saturday, July 11, 2009

What did I do during my birthday ?

I haven't posted a blog yet about my birthday last July 1, 2009, and because that I got sick for almost a week and didn't know that I acquired dengue in my body and just found about it days before my recovery, but I'm still here and alive and will post some updates on what good things had just happened to me during my natal day.

I celebrated my birthday party at home, not a super party, but just a simple eat out at home and invite Chris Aquino to come over here in Lace's house in Cavite, and since he lives in Dasma, its just a 30 min. jeep ride away from his home and he was here partying with us and eat good food cooked by Lace's Mama and watch these digital movies in our PCs ( heheheh) won't tell to you what movie haahah, but someone here did a marathon alone upstairs. Then a few minutes later, A Jollibee delivery man came here knocking at the door and delivered to me this cute Jollibee cake by Red Ribbon, I was surprised that I got a birthday cake,and since I dont have a cake at home, this just made my day complete. We set up the whole table over again with food and lit up the candles and I blow it all, and got a funny moment that the candles are not that easy to blow out, got a number of times of blow and my hardest part of blog didn't kill the fire, but then the cake cover helped me after using it to blow the candles, and all went up into a big smoke, hahahaa that's a great blooper for the party.

Then I left home and headed to Megamall to meet my sister and the duo RG and Cerbo, we ate at Sizzling Pepper Lunch and introduced to them the wonders of cooking your own kanin baboy ( hahah its an inside joke, hope you won't get offended or disgusted).

here's a funny video from the cellphone of my sister.

and then after the meal, we went to Starbucks in Megastrip to cool down and after my sister left us, the night became the all boys night out, hahahaha.. gotcha boys!

I still have one utang of an online party for everyone, and since that I got sick after my birthday and gone busy recovering, I will post soon here and at plurk the schedule of the online party that hopefully to be done by next week. Just stay tuned for updates. Its the 6th year online party. hehhee.

and for the thank yous
thanks again to my family, friends, online networks and ka-bloggers.

also thanks to Jollibee and Stratworks for the super cute cake
Amor Maclang and Geiser Maclang company for the fruits basket and Superbowl of China for that advance birthday treat last week
and to those numerous Facebook friends who spammed my wall and profile with lovelots greetings.

more photos in my album at My July 1, 2009 Super Birthday treat

Friday, July 10, 2009

Testing shot with Creamo

Some test shot using Olympus E520 with pet Siamese kitten "Creamo". All of our pet cats has their own photo shoot from the time they are born up to be all grown up. I just forgot to take a photoshoot with Creamo, our new kitten in the house after his mom Mocha Muning, and this will be his official photo shoot and will take more pics in the coming days. Sorry Creamo, I got busy badly last time, but we have good days during your kulitan days when you are some month old.


40 galleries, 250 artists, 500 artworks all in one roof! This is the biggest art fair that focus on Philippine art in painting and visuals. It will be on July 17 to 19, 2009 at the NBC tent, event will also have live art performances, daily forums and lectures, simultaneous art book launchings, on-the-spot painting competition, art auction, charity fund-raisers, painting demonstrations and many more. Entrance fee is P200.

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MANILART O9, is the first international art fair to be hosted in the Philippines. It is participated in by the country's leading art galleries and those of the Asian region. This is where art collectors and enthusiasts can view the finest examples of Contemporary Art today and gather together to exchange views and insights about the world of art.

(click more below for more pics and art samples)

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Calling all magic folk! Witches! Wizards! Come and visit SM City Marikina and SM City Taytay this July as they celebrate – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE™ “MOVIE RELEASE PARTY”!!! A whole month of exciting activities where one can explore the magical world of witches and wizards!

Come in your most exciting witch or wizard costume and join the numerous activities such as the Face Painting on July 18 & 19 and have your pictures taken at the different photos areas around the mall.

On the same dates, interact and have fun with the Magical Animals Photo Station where rare animals are on exhibit and animal handlers will let you in on tips and secrets on animal care.

On July 25 & 26, have fun and challenge your creativity with the Craft Sessions – Make Your Own Wand & Snitch corner. A fun filled activity where witches and wizards will design and decorate their own wands and snitches.

And on July 19, spend a whole crazy and fun day of magic, games and races!

At 2:00pm, enjoy your favourite game ten-times larger with the Giant Snakes & Ladder Floor Game and the traditional Filipino game “Pabitin” given a sprinkle of fairy dust and turned into a Reach & Grab Game at 3:00pm.

And at 5:00pm, take out your wands and ride those brooms as the Witches & Wizards Mall Race kicks off. Taking everyone around the mall in search of clues and crafts!

Surely, the HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE™ Movie Release Party will not be complete without the “Wizard & Pet Costume Contest”! So, on July 19, 4:00pm, get your costumes ready and make sure to look like your favourite character, dress up your favourite pet and wave those wands for July 19 will surely be an exciting and magical day!

So be at SM City Taytay & SM City Marikina this July and get a chance to win exciting prizes! For inquiries, call SM City Taytay at 661.2033-37 or email or SM City Marikina at 447.1686, 477.1688-90 or email

Opening in SM Cinemas on July 16th, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE™ is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Michael Jackson tribute event by San Miguel Beer @ G8 Avenue Bar, Eastwood City

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San Miguel Beer hosted a night of tribute for "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson at the G8 Avenue Bar. The event is a series of music videos of MJ and was provided by MTV Philippines. There's only one king and no other performer can replace the mighty MJ, so here we are enjoying the music videos and relive the good ol days on where we started wearing one gloves, tight pants, dancing shoes and a shout of "hiheeeeeee!!" "Who's Bad?!". Me, Lace, RG and Misyel successfully got a front row seat that night and we laughed at some classic music videos, and we dance and sing in our seats watching "Remember the time",Black and White, Beat it, BAD, Thriller and many more. I almost cried in the middle of Black and White, that's one of my favorite video, and also happy to see that "JAM" video, (I might listen to Kriss Kross after this hahaha)

The King of Pop is gone, but the music, the legacy and the influence will live forever.

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Thanks SMB!

more photos at Michael Jackson tribute event by San Miguel Beer @ G8 Avenue Bar, Eastwood City

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Zoo York State of Mind Premiere (coverage)

Zoo York’s new video “State of Mind” has literally been years in the making. Since 2006, the Zoo York team has traveled non-stop collecting footage from skate missions to Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa, all over the US, and at home in the grimy streets of New York. All their jet lag and hard work has finally paid off, as “State of Mind” definitely delivered the goods.

Last weekend, the “State of Mind” World Premiere Tour kicked off in key cities of NYC, LA, SF, DC and San Diego. The video also premiered in cinemas and skate shops in Australia, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and the Philippines.

Zoo York State of Mind DVD's are available in Zoo York stores in Robinsons Place Manila (Padre Faura Wing, 2nd level), TriNoMa, 2nd Level and SM Mega Atrium, 4th Level and SM Mall of Asia, 2nd Level.

The Zoo York team is comprised of Brandon Westgate, Matt Miller, Chaz Ortiz, Donnie Barley, Ron Deily, Kevin Taylor, Anthony Shetler, Forrest Kirby, Lamar Hemmings, Aaron Suski, Eli Reed and Zered Bassett.

For more photos, check out

Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Manhattan, Zoo York has firmly established itself as the unrivaled authority on East Coast style and attitude with its progressive street wear collection for men. As it has since day one, Zoo York offers a wide range of casual, utilitarian looks inspired by NYC’s unique cultural mash-up and unbreakable spirit, with style cues drawn form skateboarding, graffiti, hip-hop, rock, military, and everything in between.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in IMAX SM North EDSA - tickets now available

July 15 will be the grand launching of the IMAX SM North Edsa and July 16 will be the world premiere of Harry Potter, so to make sure you got your tickets early, and never worry too much for seat reservations then all you have to do is buy the tickets now. ( I just heard that the tickets are around P400 )

call SM Cinema at 929-5452, 924-4274 and 442-0061 for information.

wow..Im so excited.

Cebu Pacific - the Wandering Juan Photo Contest

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Have tsinelas, Fly: Online travel journal photo contest celebrates the wandering Juan

For today’s Filipinos who love to travel, there is no sight too awesome, new friend too intriguing, or story too big to capture. Wherever they land, trusty camera in tow, they document all the wonderful, strange and inspiring views, people and experiences they find, whether at the world’s most popular landmarks or even the dingiest side streets. Such images and their corresponding tales often find their way to family and friends online, giddily sharing the traveler’s pride. “I was there,” these chronicles say, “and so can you.”

This is the spirit of the wandering Juan, a new breed of Pinoy travelers who find good times wherever they go and record such memories with fondness. In tribute to their fun-loving and inspiring ways, Cebu Pacific Air has launched its Wandering Juan Travel Journal Photo Contest online ( to showcase such flair for travel, but with a twist. Each entry must include a pair of tsinelas—something all Pinoy travelers never leave home without—to represent the adventurous wandering Juan attitude. Enter travel photos in any of the three categories and you may find yourself flying high on a Cebu Pacific flight to the grand adventure of your dreams.

For their creative photos, travelers can win trips to exciting destinations such as Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, courtesy of Cebu Pacific.

“For the first time, there is now a website that recognizes the unique travel perspective—a combination of pluck, humor, creativity, warmth and pride—that we bring on our journeys and enhance our travel experiences. Wandering Juan provides Pinoy and Pinoy-at-heart travelers a venue where they can brandish their travel achievements for all the world to see,” announces Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution.

The travel journal photo contest will serve as a visual journal of the many travel experiences Pinoys have finally been able to enjoy, thanks to Cebu Pacific’s lowest year-round fares and increasing number of destinations.

Those who wish to join the contest, which runs from July to October 2009, can submit photos featuring their tsinelas in landmarks and sites they’ve visited, with people they’ve met or in a sequence a la travelogue story. The complete mechanics may be viewed online.

With Cebu Pacific now flying to more local and international destinations, participants can take their photos from the local surfing capital of Siargao in Surigao del Norte and the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, all the way to quirky Seoul in South Korea and the historical structures of China.

And to really make memories last forever, one can avail of Cebu Pacific’s Fun Prints service. You can have your photos printed out so you can relive your memorable Cebu Pacific vacation. The Fun Prints site is operated and maintained by Mozcom, the Philippines’ first commercial Internet Service Provider.

“This is a good time to be a traveler and learn more about the world and our places in it, given all the affordable options and unique services that make travel dreams possible and more meaningful,” adds Iyog.

Click your way to Jollitown via

Jollitown, the children’s show aired every Sunday morning at GMA7 can now be experienced beyond television with the feature-packed Jollitown website,

Jollibee recently brought the Jollitown experience to the mall and transformed the Grand Atrium in Shangri-La Plaza into a spellbinding land for the day-long launch of the Jollitown website. Members of the media, kids, and their parents were able to experience Jollitown at their fingertips with hands-on navigation of the website.

Kids were also able to enjoy the online journey with their favorite friends from Jollitown namely Jollibee, Hetty, Popo, Yum, and Twirlie. Aside from providing computer hubs and website demonstrations, the launch also made the Jollitown website experience more real by letting kids participate in live character-themed games based on the ones featured on the Jollitown website like Jollibee’s card matching game, Hetty’s tag-a-friend game, Popo’s basketball game, Yum’s robot puzzle, and Twirlie’s dance showdown.

read more below and read my comment about the website

About the Jollitown Website
Boasting amazing games from each character, cool downloadables, and song and dance videos of Jollibee and the gang, the Jollitown website continues to spur fun, discovery, and positive learning among kids.

To boot, the website lets kids play memory cards, solve mysterious tile puzzles, and download Jollitown pictures that can be colored-in with
favorite pal Jollibee.

Website visitors can also tag along with the ever cheerful Hetty and help her make new friends with role-playing action games. One can also download her challenging puzzles and hunt for hidden words.

Kids can also have fun playing basketball with Popo and downloading some of his sporty wallpapers that can be put up on desktop screens.

And for those who love the talented Twirlie, they can sing and dance with her to the tune of the show’s popular theme songs.. Plus, you can even download the lyrics of your favorite Jollitown songs so you can sing them along with your friends!

If you hanker to tinker with nifty gadgets and learn more about science and technology, you can build awesome science projects with Yum and download his cool icons to jazz up your desktop.

And to top it all, players can even post high scores online and beat out other game players around the world with their top scores.

Lastly, kids will always be in the know about the latest happenings in Jollitown as there’s a page containing a synopsis of the latest episodes shown on TV.

From watching the television show to going online, there are a lot of ways for kids to be part of fun adventures in Jollitown whenever and wherever they want. After all, Jollitown is only a click away when you visit!

bloggers commentary

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the website is flash based, so loading it with a dsl connection will not be a problem, and if your kid logged to the site, they will hear the Jollitown theme song while the whole site loads. The panel and menu of the whole site will appear after loading it to 100 percent. Flying in your mouse to any character in the screen, you'll hear their voices and invites the kids to visit them by a click of a mouse.

Just make sure when you load the website, the speaker of your PC is on for complete enjoyment of fun, entertainment and education.

And then..after trying the site last Jollitown event in NBC tent, and revisited it again today.. Twirlie's house is my favorite place to visit heehehe.. sing and dance!

that bad flu is Dengue!

I went to the doctor yesterday to have a check up after seeing these rashes all over my body, Lace accompanied me to the nearest clinic outside the village and then the doctor told me that I might have survived a dengue fever on its 5th day.

To make everything accurate, I let them test my blood and urine then we waited for few minutes of the results of the test. Then after the results were released, it was confirmed that I got dengue and the doctor got thankful I survive it alone, its a bad thing to do and I thought it was just an ordinary fever, but then I figured it out the evening chills and lost of appetite and high fever. I think I almost died on a Saturday night, but I'm glad that I'm okay and looks like a stage 1 dengue.

Because that I'm not yet full recovered, I'm staying indoors for awhile and continue to recover and take all the medicines that the doctor told me to take. My blood still has dengue and if a mosquito bite me, and then it bite you, you might get dengue too via from my blood. freakky.....

Right now, I look like the red Hulk hahaha, all body is reddish..and damn its itchy. But good thing is that 'm okay and fine.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bad Flu

I just got a flu last Friday and I got sick so bad that evening that results for no computer and internet for almost 5 days. Its my 5th day and I'm still have a mild fever, I just got a little reserved energy to check my email, because from my deep sleep last night, I felt that the internet visited me in my sleep.

I know its such a weird dream (or nightmare) Facebook pops out over and over again and my Gmail talks to me and said that I have 200 unread emails, I experienced this in my sleep over and over again from 3am to 6am, and I'm chilling to death and sweat like I jog the whole village.

But I'm glad that I show signs of recovery and got afraid that this could be a swine flu or dengue. But glad that its not. I just remembered that I have a one week flu every year and it occurs every month of December or around late January. Its a natural thing in my body and glad that I feel a little bit okay. I still feel dizzy and my back hurts so bad, because I'm in bed for 3 days and feel like a vegetable.

so expect some no blog updates for a few days or plurk, I'll just take a rest and have a full recovery.
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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