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Friday, December 11, 2009

4th Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2009

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Christmas time is definitely the time of the year for Toys. As the demand for gifts and toys rise during this season, people look all around town for the best bargains, the best finds and the most sought after toys of the year.

That is why Collectibles Unlimited in partnership with the SM Megatrade Hall proudly bring you the "4th Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas  Fair 2009" in line with the SM Megamall's "Manila Toys & Gift Show 2009". Now on its fourth year, the Christmas Toyfair features the best selection of kiddie toys, dolls, action figures, die cast cars, licensed merchandising and high end collectibles this side of town.

The event will also be highlighted by toy bazaars and sales, raffles and games. Another highly anticipated activity is the live auction where kids and collectors bid for highly sought-after items and win them for way below their actual value.

This year's Christmas Toyfair will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall 3, from Dec 16 to 22, 2009, from 10: 00 Am to 10:00 Pm. For inquiries, please call the Megatrade Hall at 634-7617 or 633-1697. Visit the event website at


4th Annual Christmas Cosplay Catwalk show
will be on December 20, 2009 at 4:00PM
stage area at Manila Toys and Gift Show in Megatrade Hall 2
to participate the cosplay catwalk show, please register here at


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Making Jolly Memories with Jollibee and Enervon Prime

Families now have more reasons to continue making memorable moments together – even with their older folks. With the new partnership between Enervon Prime and Jollibee, food-loving Pinoys don’t just reinforce past memories, but they get the chance to make new ones as well.

Jollibee, the country’s largest fast food chain, teams up with Unilab Nutritionals, makers of Enervon Prime the nutritional drink for older adults, for a promo that aims to further strengthen the bond of today’s Filipino families.

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Photo shows (from L to R) Marian Olivia Alpuerto, Enervon Prime Product Manager; Brenda Miranda, Unilab Nutritionals, Inc. Marketing and Operations Director; Jun Salao, Jollibee National Key Accounts Head; and Aimee Kristel Pua, Enervon Prime Product Associate, at the contract singing with Jollibee.

Dubbed “Jolly Memories,” the promo rewards consumers with free Jollibee meals for every purchase of Enervon Prime. The effort is driven by the shared commitment of Jollibee and Enervon Prime in championing the importance of having a sharp mind and a healthy body in making more memories with the family.

Brenda Miranda, the Marketing and Operations Director of Unilab Nutritionals, Inc., stresses the importance of staying healthy and strengthening the family unit. (read more below)

Pedicab band figurines by Imagine Nation Studios

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I want Raymond Marasigan figure!!!
Pedicab Danger in Miniature
from left : RA Rivera, Raymond Marasigan, Diego Mapa, Jason Caballa, and Mike Dizon

sculpted and crafted by Imagine Nation Studios for all ye Pedicab rockband fans. Check out the photo above for a release date party at Sputnix Cubao X.  Figurines can be also be a keychain.

A message to all my blog readers from the King of Comedy, Dolphy

me and Dolphy

Medyo nanginginig pa ko sa kaba after meeting Dolphy for the 1st time, this event is very memorable to me, because I've been watching all his films during my youngling years (2980's-2000's) and now he's here with us at the Nobody Nobody But Juan movie press con. After 3 years of rest or retirement, he's back in doing a movie directed by his son  Eric Quizon, the movie is an official entry for the Manila Film Festival 2009 and it will be shown in all theaters on Christmas day, December 25, 2009. Dolphy is joined with fellow Sampaguitan actors like Eddie Garcia and Gloria Romero. He said that this could be his last movie, but he is very open if there are movie offers, he will continue to entertain us with his comedic movie acting if ever his body can do all the projects.

Great to see him in person and everyone loves him, easy to talk to and fun to be with. I super love Dolphy! the real comedy king of Philippine cinema and tv.

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Nobody...but me and Heart Evangelista

I met Heart Evangelista for the 2nd time, and I usually see her during events and sometimes in Greenbelt at night. But I got stunned by her beauty and hotness, so I kept a lot of confidence to take photos of her, and I froze after seeing her do some poses for my camera, and then I proceeded to my assignment in covering their press conference for the movie with Dolphy titled, "Nobody Nobody But Juan", Heart Evangelista is part of the movie as the young character of Gloria Romero.

I just saw the movie trailer in Youtube and it was lovely to see Heart doing ballet on stage with Vandolph and Epi Quizon, according to Heart that she loves and dreamed to be a ballerina and she now did try some ballet acts and wear a white tutu for the movie. Heart is one of the lucky young stars to have a movie with our great movie icons like Dolphy, Eddie Garcia and Gloria Romero for Nobody Nobody But Juan. This movie will be shown on December 25, 2009 and an official entry for the Manila Film Festival 2009 under Regal Films.

and after having a photo with her, she notices and comment about my Samsung ST 550 2view camera ehhehe
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vote for your favorite tsinelas tale on

Arnol Jumpay
The entries for Cebu Pacific’s Wandering Juan photo contest have been trimmed down to the final 15, and it’s up to you to help determine which three best depict the Filipino travel spirit.

Hundreds of photos were submitted to the competition, which provided travelers an online venue for showcasing their adventures through photos featuring a pair of tsinelas—the trusted companion of most Pinoy travelers.

For finalists like Ariel Chua and Celi Cieri, the motivation went beyond the prizes.

“The chance to share the beautiful places I have visited through Cebu Pacific encourage[d] me to capture the very best of every [destination] I visited,” proclaimed Chua.

“It is typical for Filipino travelers to travel with their tsinelas,” said Cieri. “The contest reminds me of the lakwatsero and lakwatsera in us Pinoys.”

Meanwhile for Karen Katherine Gonzales, it was about highlighting a place—in her case Iloilo—and featuring its fun-loving people and rich culture.(more below)

I designed my own Nike shoes
Been looking for a kick ass shoes for me, and thanks to my mom for directing me to design my own Nike sneakers using the Nike ID website. It is so easy to use and fun to design your own style, selecting your preferred colors and material to be used. My color is a black sneaker with a purple lining and a white color for the Nike label. And plus!!! I added my full name on my Nike shoes! astig di ba.

for only $110 US, you can wear this and have a unique Nike shoes if you are like me who don't like to wear shoes that everyone have at home hheheh. So sad that the delivery of this custom made shoes is for US only, so if you have relatives in the US, you can ask them to order it for you and let them ship it here in Manila.

The process took around 2 weeks in the US.

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Nike ID Azrael Coladilla hehheeh

The 1st Facebook account for an ape: Female Orangutan "Nonja" goes online

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Sensation at Schönbrunn Zoo! Web 2.0 is about to find its way into the animal kingdom: In early December 2009, the female Orangutan Nonja is the first ape worldwide to have it’s own Facebook account. And the account is absolutely stunning: Many photographs of the ape’s everyday life are to be found there, taken and uploaded onto Facebook my Nonja herself. This is made possible thanks to the all-new ST 1000 provided by Samsung, the first and only digital camera worldwide that can establish a Wi-Fi connection with platforms such as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube etc. and still is as easy to use as a child’s toy. Well, actually an ape’s toy in this special case.

Nonja, born at Schönbrunn Zoo in 1976, was raised by a local stock broker and is therefore already familiar with human environment. She is already famous for her artful painting skills and has already created more than 250 paintings with a brush and paint. One of her paintings even sold for more than €2,000! Now, Nonja has ”upgraded” to the third millennium and has swapped her paint brush for the Samsung camera. For now, she is communicating via (more below)

A night trip at the Venice Piazza mall, Mckinley Hills with travel and food bloggers

Me and Jonel invited some foodie and travel bloggers to join with us for the tour and dinner at the new foodie place called The Venice Piazza mall located in Mckinley Hills, Taguig City. Thanks to Megaworld for inviting us and we got a great meal experience with Little Asia restaurant and also a nice ice cream dessert of all kinds at Solgelato. Little Asia and Solgelato is both located at The Venice Piazza mall. Looks like the pinoy bloggers here enjoyed so much hehehehe, I smell Christmas party 2009.

I'll post soon on my next blog post our food and experience at Little Asia and Solgelato.Panalo talaga yung "Beef Tenderloin Rolls with Cheese in Teriyaki Sauce" ng Little Asia at saka yung Affogato ice cream na may espresso ng Solgelatto.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

BEST IN SHOW: Creative desserts come to life at the Season of Indulgence Exhibit

It was a heaven of dessert last Friday and hope that I can try all of it! hahaha.
sorry for the late blog post, but check out the coverage I have for you all about "The Season of Indulgence Exhibit" event by Unilever Food Solution and this new partner of making desserts,  "Carte d’Or". The Carte d’Or is available only at Puregold grocery.
This Christmas is set to be the sweetest time of the year with The Season of Indulgence Exhibit. The brainchild of Carte d’Or, SM Hypermart, and SM Mall of Asia, the one-day Exhibit will showcase the most imaginative Western, Asian, and Filipino desserts.
Ten (10) caterers from the Food Caterer Association of the Philippines will pit their creativity against each other as they are challenged to bring to life the theme of “indulgence” using two or more Carte d’Or Western Dessert Variants (Pannacota, Chocolate Mousse, Crème Brulee and Chocolate Lava). To make the challenge even more exciting, Knorr Lime Powder must be added as a garnish to the final dessert.
(read more below)

new goodies from Yummy Magazine this December 2009

Not only a food magazine but also a cookbook, blog website, planner and also your guide for easy cooking. Me and some food and travel bloggers just saw a preview and took home some copies of their latest prints for this December 2009 and because that Christmas season is already here, we really need to have a new and yummy food for our noche buena. They released their December 2009 issue and it features cooking tips and recipe that is perfect for your holiday month and also get to know the way of cooking it with lots of Christmas spirit.

We tried also these yummy meals from Tosca at Dusit Thani, on my table were sikat bloggers like Ferdz of, Oggie of, Jonel of and . Also spotted, Karla and Sha of,, Lauren of  and Anton of the It was a night of chit chat all about food, travel, vacation, paranormal and the life as a blogger, a fun night with my ka-table and great to meet new people around.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

RP bags 2 AsiaSpa Awards

The Farm, the country’s own holistic healing and wellness centre in San Benito, Barangay Tipakan, Batangas, was named “Spa Cuisine of the Year,” while Mandala Spa and Villas in Boracay took home the “Spa Treatment of the Year” award for its “Hilot trilogy”, at the recently concluded 2009 AsiaSpa Awards held at Armani Bar, Hong Kong.

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano acknowledged the awards, “These recognitions are continued testimony to the excellence of our Philippine spas. The winners and all nominees serve as an inspiration to the entire tourism industry.”

Presented by AsiaSpa magazine, the region’s most recognized spa and wellness publication, AsiaSpa Awards gave out commendations in 27 categories, including spa personalities, resorts, associations and products that set the benchmarks in the region. The winners were voted on by 28 independent judges. (read more below)

Aga Muhlach and Jollibee brings early Christmas to typhoon-hit schools in Manila

It was such a nice feeling to see that Jollibee is here to help the less fortunate people and for this year they added a new Christmas giveaway to public schools as part of the Maaga Pasko, this new event project for charity is called Chritmas Caravan, as Aga Muhlach said, for almost 15 years he's involved in this project, a new way of bringing Christmas to fellow citizen is to visit them and hand the gifts personally. You should believe that this is the country's biggest and longest running toy and book donative drive that is now in new heights of the spirit of giving by Jollibee.
Me and my blogger buddies were there to cover the event and also interviewed Aga Muhlach. This was my 2nd interview with him about the Maaga ang Pasko by Jollibee. 35 schools will be visited onsite and all of them will receive donations of toys and books that can be used for their education and kid lifestyle. A total of 40,000 toys and books were collected since the project started this year and then Vibal Publishing just donated lots of workbook and text books for young students. (read more below)

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Greenwich Merry Cheesemas foodie!

For Filipinos, Christmas is the most-awaited season not only because we get to spend time with our friends and loved ones, but because we get to enjoy the special and unforgettable holiday flavors associated with this time of year. We always make sure that we prepare the perfect noche buena to usher in Christmas day, serving an abundance of Filipino holiday favorites like Christmas ham, roast beef, pasta, and fruit salad.

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Likewise, no Christmas feast is complete without the tasty quezo de bola, the cheesy treat that has become a holiday staple for many Filipinos. Whether you’re gathering for a giant feast with the family or having a Yuletide get-together with friends, it’s always great to bond over all of these cheesy and delicious food that lets you taste the joys of the Season.

To make the Yuletide experience extra cheesy, count on the Philippines’ biggest pizza and pasta chain, Greenwich. Treat your taste buds to its premium pizza and pasta offerings that combine all of the cheesy and mouth-watering holiday flavors that you and your barkada love.(read more below

Monday, December 07, 2009

Ultraman kaiju monsters dancing "Thriller"

This is so cute and funny, all monsters of Ultraman are dancing Michael Jackson's Thriller, I just wished that the Ultra soldiers will dance next time. My favorite kaiju, Alien Baltan is also seen here dancing in front carrying his large pincers hahahaha. Also I like to request some sentai and other tokusatsu characters dancing some Michael Jackson music.

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RP pushes tourism growth at World Travel Expo

LONDON - The Philippines joined hundreds of exhibitors at the World Travel Market (WTM) show in London, as part of an ongoing long-term strategy to boost tourism into the country.

Together with members of the Philippine travel industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) presented to a global audience of travel professionals who are looking for business opportunities.

The annual event, held at ExCel Exhibition Centre in the Royal Docks, is among the biggest events in the travel industry, attracting thousands of participants from all over the world including tourism boards, hotels, tour operators, entrepreneurs, airlines and specialist publications. (read more below)

“The World Travel Market is a very significant venue where international stakeholders composed of different markets and countries come together for an intensive business-to-business exchange with immediate results,” said Ace Durano, Secretary of Tourism.

Taking an active part in the WTM for 25 years, the DOT is one of the pioneers in the travel mart, a major venue for promotion on an international platform, and responding to issues and concerns of tour operators, clients and consumers.

“We have high expectations from this trade fair. We’ve been around the world attending shows, and it’s our first time to really tap into the UK and European market,” said Isabel Garcia from Boracay Regency Beach Resort, who attended the expo for the first time.

She added that these events have the potential to attract new interests, “This is the best channel to invite all Europeans to go to the Philippines and Boracay as their next destination. It plays a big factor in improving sales, production and tourism.”

The trade event also provided a positive outlook for tourism in 2010.
The tourism chief noted, “As gleaned from the WTM Global Trends Report, we are looking at a better year head, with new measures in place to reverse the slump and forge on to recovery.”

Citing the research of Euromonitor International, Durano said that the sector is more solid than ever with a major shift of priorities by reinforcing strengths and resources to address the threats.

The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer complements the WTM Report, which indicated that ‘the rate of decline has eased from January to August of 2009,’ and stated that a ‘moderate growth can be expected’ for the following year.

Undersecretary Eduardo Jarque, Jr., highlighting results from the travel mart said, “Closing deals, creating open communication, and generating publicity in the international arena are just some of the tangible benefits we reap from large-scale events such as the WTM.” Jarque also mentioned that a number of resorts have likewise managed to become part of international tour programs, while others were selected to be featured in specialist publications like Luxury Spas.

Domingo Enerio III, DOT-London Tourism Attache expressed, “We are one of the few who enjoy a firm partnership with the private sector. And this united front that we exhibit to our markets definitely gains us their trust and confidence.”

Joining DOT was a host of service providers from the Philippine travel sector, including Annset Holidays, Baron Travel Corporation, Blue Horizons Travel & Tours, Bellaroca Island Resort, Boracay Regency Beach Resort/Regency Lagoon, El Nido Resorts, Eskaya Beach Resort, Filtravel, Hermes Agencia de Viajes, Intas Destination Management, Manila Hotel, Misibis Bay Raintree/HSAI Collection of Hotels and Resorts Philippines, One World Travel Express, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Rajah Tours Philippines, Shroff International, Southern Travel Corporation, St. Christopher Travel, Surelite Travel, and T.R.I.P.S. Travel.

The World Travel Market is one of largest gatherings of travel professionals from around the globe. Celebrating its 30th year, it provides an international platform on which tourism boards and service providers could forge business relationships and create opportunities for each other. It is also an open forum where travel professionals could address issues affecting the industry, including sustainability, technological developments, economic conditions, trends, emerging markets, and the environment.

Even small purchases can help you win big

Save your receipts and have a lot of fun with the winning Panalo’tto promo from 7-11, as every 50-peso purchase entitles you to a lotto entry you can match or combine to win up to Php7 million in prizes! The lotto ticket also entitles customers to freebies or discounts indicated on the printout, so everyone walks away a winner.

The popular convenience store kicks off this exciting promo to make their customers Christmas merrier, and what’s more, they’ve pledged to donate a sum of money to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. for every top prize winner. Winning combinations will be announced every Wednesday, which will be posted in all 7-Eleven stores and at

Match number combinations announced online or in stores to win. Three out of five numbers nets you Php5,000, while four out of five clinches a cool Php10,000. The lucky customer who manages five out of five will walk home richer by Php500,00 while ABS-CBN Foundation gets support for their charitable work.

Go for the win and have fun by collecting receipts and buying your favorite products at any 7-Eleven store this holiday season. You just may have a handful of lucky numbers.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

omg! my baby is already 11 weeks old

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Wow! even that we can't tell how big it is, but here's what it look like via this illustration about that on the 11th week the baby is finally forming and growing arms, feet, legs, hands, and according to the doctor the baby can listen to music. On the next 2 weeks, me and mommy Lace will visit this clinic at SM MOA to try that 3D or 4D ultrasound, were they can take photo and also video of the baby inside the mom's womb. wow! that's one high tech gadget they have.  Baby blog will be updated now in a regular or maybe a weekly basis.

that's me playing as pinoy member of the Gold Lantern corps hahha
and Tito Emboy , and then Lace.

4th Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2009 will be on December 16-22, 2009 at Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall

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Hi everyone! ehehehe, let us accept that this blog post is for my 1st ever production note for the "4th Annual Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2009 will be on December 16-22, 2009 at Megatrade Hall 3 in SM Megamall". It is our 4th year for the December toy fair and this event is also dubbed as the December Toy Con. My group Collectibles Unlimited is the only events and convention organizer that host a toy fair every December at Megatrade Hall and usually inside the Manila Toys and Gift Show inside the 2 hall. This year, it will be our first time to have a loonngggggggg toy fair, a total of 7 days of pure toys and collectibles items will be sold and at around 80 booth exhibitors will be there selling toys and stuff in a best deal.

I shop for toys here every December and it never fails me to take home great bargains of toys, and not just ordinary toys, they are rare toys hehehehehe. Btw, the poster above is my initial design for the event, I just fnished it minutes ago and already sent it to my group, not yet the official poster, but I'll know if it is approved within the day of December 7, 2009. Been designing the poster and below are the past events we have already from 2006-2008.

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I'll update our website later and will post lots of info about the event. Also I was told by my group that the Christmas Cosplay Catwalk Show will be on December 20, 2009 and it will start at 4pm. I will post more details after I finished all desktop jobs til this Tuesday.

Samsung Sells 50 Millionth Full Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Samsung’s diverse lineup drives widespread adoption of full touch devices

Seoul, Korea, November 30, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, marked the sale of its 50 millionth full touch screen mobile phone globally this month, confirming its leadership in this fast-growing market segment.

Samsung has sold approximately 40 million full touch screen devices this year through the end of November, compared with around 10 million in 2008. The growth in sales shows the rapid adoption of full touch screen phones by mainstream consumers who enjoy the convenience of the intuitive user interface, powerful multimedia features and sleek designs.(read more below)

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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