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Saturday, September 05, 2009

The 5th Backdoor Ventures ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010

The 5th Backdoor Ventures ARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010
yup! you read it here. The big festival of international arts and music will be next year (2010). There will be no festival this year and I know it was supposed to be this September 2009. I sent a txt message to Joann Virina to confirm the sched, and she told me that her husband and event organizer, Jay Virina, that the festival will be on February 2010.  And when I was about to blog this, I finally saw Jay's Facebook wall photos of this new poster.

Now add this to your calendar guys!! The 3 DAYS feast of the mind and senses is coming!

update: Event sched and venue now up!

Event: the 5th Backdoor Ventures ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
"A 3-day Feast for the Mind & Senses"
What: Concert
Host: Backdoor Ventures ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Start Time: Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, February 7 , 2010 at 12:00am

RSVP via Facebook :

Michael Jackson is ALIVE! (video)

Here's a disturbing video of an emergency van that carries the dead body of the king of Pop, and upon arrival to a hospital ( i think), a tall, long haired guy, with a similar body built and stand like Michael Jackson, went off the van. Many people are now investigating this, and ask question if he is still ALIVE.

and why his casket is all closed up during the burial...  weird di ba?

omg! he is alive!

More videos Below

update: argghhhh
it was confirmed by TMZ that the video is a hoax

or TMZ is in party with MJ fake death ? hmmm

Friday, September 04, 2009

Black Market EX will be postponed for an indefinite period of time

We regret to inform everyone that the Black Market EX will be postponed for an indefinite period of time. We thank those who have shown their support for this event. And, as soon as some of the details have been ironed out, we will inform every one of our future plans.

PUBLICO - Takda Album and Book Launch

Publico Album Launch Poster 090209-1
PUBLICO is set to release its independent debut album this month, Sept 2009. In lieu of this, they will be having a 3-Leg Album and Book Launch Series with the following dates and venues:

Sept. 9, 2009 - Freedom Bar, Quezon City
Sept. 10, 2009 - 6UG, Pearl Drive, Ortigas
Sept. 11, 2009 - Ride and Roll Diner, Xavierville, Quezon City

Check the sample music below

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Venusian Principle Art Exhibit

"The Venusian Principle" will run from September 4 to October 3, 2009. It will be held at the "My Little Art Place" gallery at 222 Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan City, and will be featuring the works of Ice Basit, Liezl Buenaventura, Lito Casaje, Juno Parungao, and Claude Sta. Clara.

Lizz invited me to attend and check out her artworks, if you want to attend the opening night. feel free to contact her through her website at or her blog post of the event.

Bleach and Chowder toys at Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal
Check out the Bleach and Chowder toys from Jollibee, these cute characters and anime figures will be available in all branches on September 4-30 only. (more photos below)

Kids can look forward to hours of fun play and adventures with the newest toys from Jollibee Kids Meals -- the Bleach Collect and Collide action figures and the Chowder Snack Buddies.

Young boys who follow the popular anime series Bleach will enjoy the power-crunching Bleach Collect and Collide toy set featuring their favorite sword-wielding warriors – Ichigo, Renji, and Toushiro.

The cool collection includes the Fierce Fightin’ Ichigo, a realistic figure of favorite lead character Ichigo Kurosaki who saves the world from evil spirits with his razor-sharp moves. Press the handle on the toy’s back to activate awesome sword-slashing motion or bump him against the other toys to see which one remains standing.

Be part of mystical missions with the Raging Renji action figure. A replica of the fearless Bleach character, the Raging Renji toy lets you play with friends by bumping him against the other Bleach collectibles.

Need more razor-sharp Bleach action? Get your hands on the Power Blade Toushiro. Activate Toushiro’s cool Power Blade by turning the knob on his back. You can even battle your way to victory by bumping him against the other action figures.

Girls can also be part of the fun with the latest toys inspired by the popular Cartoon Network show Chowder with the useful yet stylish Snack Buddies, which can be very handy for girls during lunch and snack time.

The perfect companion for school, the charming Chowder Ketchup Squeezer lets you keep your ketchup in this adorable case. You may also store precious things inside a top-secret compartment and play with this cute Chowder figure whenever you want.

Be the talk of the cafeteria with the Schnitzel Cheese Slicer. Slice your cheese with Schnitzel’s little tray and make delicious sandwiches to share with friends. Plus, you can even use the fork hidden inside to pick up your yummy snacks.

Let Truffles keep your baon safe with the cute Truffles Sandwich Keeper. The most stylish recess partner around, this delightful yellow lunch box lets you carry your snacks in a nifty package. Just move Truffles up to watch your sandwich instantly pop out!

Only Jollibee brings you great new ways to have fun with the latest feature-packed toys from the coolest kids’ cartoons. Dash to your nearest Jollibee store from September 4 to 30 and collect your amazing action figures and lovable food partners that come free with every Jollibee Kids Meal.

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

Bleach Chowder toys Jollibee Kiddie Meal

San Miguel Oktoberfest 2009 - street party on September 4 -5

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Here are the following list of street parties happening on September 4 and5, 2009. A little kick off party opening the San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 2009 in the Philippines. No details yet for the Ortigas street party, if ever I received the official news, I will post it here.

The San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest Street Parties will be starting this Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5. Big Bands will be playing at the different venues and beer prices at P25.00.

1. September 4 (Friday), Plaza Burgos, Florentino St., Vigan City.
Band: Itchyworms

2. September 4 (Friday), Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Band: Mocha

3. September 5 (Saturday), Ever Gotesco - Commonwealth, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.
Band: Sugarfree

4. September 5 (Saturday), NHA Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City.
Band: Brownman Revival


SM City Taytay Animation Festival 2009

sm city taytay animation festival 2009

"Presented by HERO TV & SM CITY TAYTAY"
What: Exhibit
Host: SM City Taytay
Start Time: Sunday, September 6 at 10:00pm
End Time: Sunday, October 4 at 4:35pm
Where: SM City Taytay

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Fans of Animation will have a blast as HERO TV and SM CITY TAYTAY proudly invite you to its very 1st, ANIMATION FESTIVAL!!!

For the whole month of September, SM City Taytay will be home to the most exciting animation activities!

- Cosplay
- Anime Dance Competition
- Anime Fashion Show
- Original Character Design Competition
- 2D Animation Workshops
- daMEAT (Deviant Art Manila) Workshops
- Giant Robot Display
- Online Toy Group Exhibits

And many more!!!

Watch! Learn! Participate! And BE SEEN!!! Exciting prizes await!!!

animation festival mechanics and prizes
click the image above to read the contest mechanics and schedules

Schedules of activities and Contest

September 6 - Cosplay, 4pm, Event center
September 13 - Original character design contest (pro and amateur level) 1pm-4pm at Event center
Septmber 19 - deviantART MEAT Coloring Contest, 1pm-4pm, Event Center
September 23 - Anime Dance Group Contest, screening only, 5pm, Event Center
Septmber 23 - Anime Dance Group Contest, Grand finals, 5pm, Event Center

September 19 - How to draw Manga art, 1pm-4pm, Event Center
September 20 - Claymation workshop, 4pm, Event Center
September 7 - October 16 - 2D Animation Workshop, 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm, 2F bldg A.

Fun Activities
September 6,20,27 - Free face painting and henna tattoo, 1pm-4pm, Event Center
September 13 - Free caricature sketching,1pm-4pm, Event Center
September 20 - 2D Animation Demo, 3pm, Event Center
September 20 - Voice Acting Workshop on stage, 5pm, Event Center

September 6 - Molded Sushi Anime band performance, 4pm, Event Center
September 26 - Jpop Fashion Show, 4pm, Event Center

September 6-27 - HeroTV Robo display
September 19-30 - deviantART MEAT gallery showcase at Bridgeway
September 19-30 - Evolution on Animation and Toy Exhibit, at Bridgeway

For inquiries contact SM City Taytay marketing through the following:
Tel: 661.2033-37




SM City Taytay Facebook Group:


bloggers commentary:
Check out this animation convention month at SM City Taytay. Thanks to Jason for inviting me here. Will check it out and share this info to our anime fans networks. Our toy groups Toy Soldier 1:18 and Transformers Philippines will be there exhibiting their GI JOE and Transformers toys, Wacom will be there to do demos of animation and comics, and Deviant ART MEAT and the gang will be conducting a drawing workshop and anime art exhibit.

check the poster above for the list of schedules of activities and contest.

Guest list sign up for Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010 from October 21-28
I'm helping a friend to spread the word and share this sign up form and Gustlist for Yako Reyes, Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 .

We Need 500 people to sign up!

if you are interested then click this SIGN UP FORM ( SIGN UP NOW!)
and fill up the form, with your name, complete address and contact details.

Guest's home address is required, because the invitation card will be sent and delivered to your door step. isn't that cool ?

let's support our local fashion designers.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Time to Yum Cha!!! - Dimsum Buffet at Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris
Jonel of invited me to go with him at Gloria Maris located in Podium. I didn't expected that the food tasting thing we will do there is a buffet meal promo by Gloria Maris.
The dimsum corner has a wide selection, and you need to order it infront of the waiter at the buffet table and they will cook it for you. I immediately grab some pancit, buchi, congee and the yummy Malay cake. I usually into pinoy style and dipped the malay cake into my congee and then eat, its my habit even at home, because the malay cake looks like a puto with custard in the middle. Check out below the promo, price and photos of the food

 Buffet promo runs from August 30-September 30, 2009
weekdays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Gloria Maris Podium, Ortigas Center and Rockwell, Makati

- Siomai
- Hakaw
-Japanese Siomai
- Chicken Feet
- Raddish Cake
- Seafood Roll
-Asado Siopao
-Steamed Pork Spareribs
-Spinach Dumpling
-Beancurd Roll
-Fried Spring Roll
-Malay cake
-Lean meat century egg congee
-mango Sago
-Soya milk
-iced tea

Dimsum buffet is only Php238 per person

For reservation, call:
Podium branch : 636-2905
Rockwell branch : 895-9741

more photos in my album at Time to Yum Cha!!! - Dimsum Buffet at Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Time Yum Cha!!! Dimsum Buffet Gloria Maris

Jollibee continues tradition of innovation with Jollibee Chicken Barbecue

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event) Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)
Jollibee just launched a new addition of their pinoy style meal - the Jollibee Chicken Barbeque. This meal become a talk of the town in the internet and people got so curious to visit a nearest branch and try out the Bbq, some say it looks like an inasal, but when you taste it, you will feel and understand that the chicken bbq has a different and special taste. Okay, I'm reading some review online, many people are afraid to try it and they might get disappointed on the taste, but thanks to our food lovers for having a word of mouth and tell them that the chicken bbq is good... and yes! from my own mouth and words - the Jollibee Chicken Barbeque is good, tasty, yummy and it feels i'm eating it from a popular classy restaurant.

Chicken Joy has a new brother, I just hope that the Jollibee Chicken BBQ will stay in the food counter and be availalbe forever.The premium chicken cuts uses a special marinade made from top secret ingredients which endows it with that mouth-watering barbeque taste. Soaked long enough for the flavor to thoroughly seep in, it also utilizes a special culinary technique that allows it to be thoroughly cooked while still remaining juicy and tender. Furthermore, the Jollibee Chicken Barbecue is served with its perfect accompaniments—a delicious barbecue dipping sauce and steaming java rice—for a truly memorable dining experience.

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)
more articles / photos below

“The Jollibee Chicken Barbecue represents our latest product milestone,” says Gold Tantoco, Jollibee vice-president for marketing, during the product’s launch which took on the theme of “The Best of Filipino Taste” and which celebrated prime local cultural icons that continue to develop through time, just like Jollibee. “It reaffirms our brand’s commitment to constantly introducing innovative products that are tailored to local tastes.”

According to Tantoco, the brand deliberately took its time in developing the product. She adds, “As it’s our first major product launch in years, we really made sure that we get everything right and that we come up with something truly special and appealing to Filipinos.”

Extending Jollibee’s legacy of excellence, the Jollibee Chicken Barbecue further cements the brand’s position as a pioneer in the fast-food industry. It also offers further proof of Jollibee’s status as an icon of Filipino food with a devotion to upholding its signature langhap-sarap goodness.

The Jollibee Chicken Barbecue is available as a 1-pc. solo meal for P69 and as a 2-pc. solo meal for P119. Value meals, which come with a regular drink, on the other hand, are priced at P89 and P139 for the 1-pc. and 2-pc. sets, respectively.

The Jollibee Chicken Barbecue is already available in Metro Manila and will soon be enjoyed in other parts of the country.

more photo coverage in my album at Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

below are photos from the launching event :

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

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Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event) Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event) Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Jollibee Chicken Barbecue (launching event)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard demo-preview event

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

If you want to try out Mac OS X Snow Leopard, then visit Power Mac Center in Cyberzone, SM Megamall on Sept. 4, 2009. Visit the store to pre-register and get a slot. You can learn more on this new OS at the demo event and preview, its such a nice activity for new and old Mac users who want to get new bits of info of the product before they buy one.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)
Mac OS X v.10.6 Snow Leopard was launched last August 28 in all Apple Authorizes Resellers and Apple's online store.And after a few days was the formal media launch and I was there to see the goodies and new core technologies of the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I've been reading a lot of news lately since last week about the OS software and since I'm a Win XP user for life, I have no interest checking it out and find its new innovation. After attending the media launch, I began to think to switch and get my own Mac book. Christmas time is coming, so I'm listing a Mac book on top of my wish list and will send it directly to my Daddy Santa Claus.

The Mac OS X Snow Leopard amazes me and I fell on my seat after learning its new gimik and I'm very convinced that Mac OS is the most powerful operating system in the world. They showed to us the new capabilities of your Mac after installing the Snow Leopard, here are some of the new refinement they have for us:

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)
-Time Machine® with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup
-a Dock with Exposé® integration
-QuickTime® X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video
-a 64-bit version of Safari® 4 that is up to 50 percent
-faster and resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins
-Snow Leopard is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 7GB of drive space once installed
-Finder, Mail, iCal®, iChat® and Safari are 64-bit and Snow Leopard’s support for 64-bit processors makes use of large amounts of RAM
-Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) provides a revolutionary new way for software developers to write applications that take advantage of multicore processors
-OpenCL, a C- ased open standard, allows developers to tap the incredible power of the graphics processing unit for tasks that go beyond graphics.

It's very weird for me that I'm loving a Mac OS behind a WinXp, they also shared to us that it is more cheaper to buy MAC OS X Snow Leopard than getting a new Windows 7. I like the new Quicktime X editing features and screen recording capability, the zooming features in each icon, and the scrolling panels of program icons and command. And the upgrading to a new OS is much more easier and no hassle, just like we experienced in Windows that we need eraser our HD in order to install a new one, but in Mac OS X, no need for HD format and deletion of files.

Price availability:
- The Snow Leopard single user license will be available for a suggested retail price of PHP 1,690 and the Snow Leopard Family Pack

- A single household, five-user license, will be available for a suggested price of PHP 2,790. For Tiger® users with an Intel-based Mac®

- the Mac Box Set includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife® ’09 and iWork® ’09 and will be available for a suggested price of PHP 9,490

- a Family Pack is available for a suggested price of PHP 12,990.

more photo coverage in my album at Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Philippine launch)

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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