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Friday, January 08, 2010

Long weekends list for 2010 and spend your holiday in the Philippines

If you are looking for a list of holidays and long weekends, then scroll down below and check out the final list provided by the Department of Tourism, and yes! they are right, let's spend our money here in our country instead and it will help more on our local economy.

Spend money here for the long holidays, DOT
In view of the long-weekends declared for the year 2010, the Department of Tourism (DOT) urges the public to spend their holidays in the country and help contribute to the local economy.

“Spending your vacation here is a great pledge to love your own and do your part in boosting our country’s growth,” said Ace Durano, Secretary of Tourism.

Aside from country’s eight anchor spots, Boracay, Palawan, Davao, Cebu, Bohol, Vigan, Baguio, and Manila, the department is also actively promoting unexplored sites to benefit the communities in said remote areas.

“We enjoin people to visit tucked-away destinations as well for economic gains to trickle down to the grassroots level,” Durano said. (read more below)

Kobe Bryant Launch New Nike Zoom Kobe V

Here's a good reason for me to go back wearing more Nike shoes, especially shoes that made for basketball, but this time I'm very impressed and also curious on how light it is, that's what I want for my Nike shoes. Way that go Kobe Bryant! great job for challenging Nike to make your signature shoe lighter and lower. The Nike Zoom Kobe V will be available in the Philippines starting January 2010 at P6,995.

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Nike and Kobe Bryant Launch New Zoom Kobe V, Lower & Lighter

Nike (NYSE: NKE) and Kobe Bryant today announced the debut of the Nike Zoom Kobe V, the brand’s lowest-profile and lightest basketball shoe to date. Bryant challenged Nike to make his signature shoe even lighter and lower than the Nike Zoom Kobe IV he debuted during his 2008-2009 championship season. Nike responded with the Nike Zoom Kobe V, which features a 10 mm forefoot profile and weighs 10.6 ounces – one ounce lighter than the Nike Zoom Kobe IV.

“I wanted to push the envelope with a shoe that meets the demands of my style of play,” Bryant said. “The Kobe V is lighter, lower and more stable. Nike has done it again.” (read more below)

Exclusive First Look on TRON: LEGACY movie

This is an exclusive feature here in my blog and this is the first look on TRON: LEGACY. After looking at it, my heart goes pumping and feels the excitement, hope we can get a local date on when will it show here in the Philippines. And thanks to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International for sharing this material to us.

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Disney has released the first-look image of the eagerly anticipated “Tron: Legacy,” a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.

In the film, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years.

Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Qora (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Opening across the Philippines later this year, “Tron: Legacy” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.


Krispy Kreme Fave Fan winner (Philippines)

Hi Krispy Kreme Fan!

Krispy Kreme Philippines already voted! Our winner is Alghadir Tulawie! But don't feel bad, we have a surprise for our 12 finalists! We are currently arranging a surprise for our 12 finalists.

We'll give you feedback once everyrhing is set.

Thank you very much for joining our Krispy Kreme Fave Fan Search! Hope to meet and see you soon!

I just received this notice via email today and looks like they already have a person who won the grand prize trip to the Krispy Kreme factory in the USA and also get a chance to design their own Krispy Kreme doughnut. I didn't won, but that's okay, been part of the finalist is great and I think we are entitle for a year supply of Krispy Kreme, I just don't know who are the 12 finalist, I think I'm included in it, and they are still arranging a surprise for us. oh wow. Hope that could be a trip to Cebu for the Sinulog or beach trip in Boracay hahahah.

to the winner, congratulations!
and to all 12 finalist.. group hug soon and let's throw a Krispy Kreme party to everyone who voted us.



Be Bold. Distinctly Bold™. RIM Launches the BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone in the Philippines

This is a great news for all BlackBerry users, fans and future users. Research in Motion (RIM)(Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) just launched the sleek and powerful BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone here in the Philippines. It includes an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and higly refined design for all professional users and personal use. With top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a dazzling, high resolution display. This will be available for Globe and Smart at the end of January 2010.

BlackBerry Bold 9700
- with cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset
- smooth integrated touch-sensitive trackpad
- highly tactile, distinctive and fretted keyboard
- dark chrome frame and leathertte back
- balanced weight and soft-touch sides at the narrow profile for comfort in one hand
(read more below)

People on the go choose Jollibee Breakfast Joys

Many of today’s most successful people barely have time to prepare and enjoy a hearty morning meal. If they do, it often means waking up extra early and losing some precious sleep. Fortunately, some of Manila’s busiest go-getters prove that there are quick, affordable and delicious breakfast options that are always readily available. For them, Jollibee’s Breakfast Joys, served hot and fresh daily until 11 am, perfectly fit the bill.

“I love waking up to delicious breakfast like Jollibee’s Longganisa Meal after a hectic meeting the night before. It helps take the stress away from my mornings. I usually have it delivered to me so that I can enjoy it in the privacy of my own home,” reveals Harry Hawson, CEO of Maverick by Design.

Apart from the 8-7000 Jollibee Express Delivery service, the Jollibee Breakfast Joys can be ordered via drive-thru or take-out.

Professional athletes also love Jollibee’s breakfast meals. For them, not only are the choices mouth-watering, they are heavy enough to fuel them the entire day. (read more below)

Kpop: 4Minute meet and greet / live album tour


Get the chance to meet 4Minute live and in person on February 4-8, 2010  or get the chance to win signed CD's / poster other surprises! Simply click on the link below:

FREE Limited Edition 4Minute poster for every purchase of their new CD+DVD album, For Muzik! Out on January 15, 2010.

more news at KPOP girl band - 4 Minute will be in Manila

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Future of Home Entertainment and Beyond by Samsung unveiled at CES 2010


CES 2010 or the Consumer Electronic Show is one of the most awaited international techology and gadgets event, all new techs and innovation are showcased here. Samsung will be there to unveiled their latest range of technologies that can make our home entertainment and digital lifestyle more enjoyable. Samsung also received 23 prestigious CES 2010 Innovation Awards including three Best of Innovations : three eco-design honors, three LED back-lit HDTVs, one Plasma HDTV, three Blu-ray players, one home theater system, 2 digital audio players, 2 digital cameras, 1 refrigerator, 6 mobile phones and 1 monitor for multi display.

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This is just the start of a new tech revolution, all new items will be displayed on January 7-10 at the booth of Samsung (that's booth 11026) inside the Central Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center. There are a long list of new techie items from Samsung and I will just show you and feature here the most interesting tech and gadgets for me. I really love these new techs and because of Samsung,they are always the first to release these new features. ( read more below)

2x more toppings for the Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload pizza

The title says it all, although that the name of the pizza is very long, we can now enjoy the pizza with 2x more toppings, means that we can get more pineapple, more cheese, more ham and more pizza yummy goodness. I tried for the first time their new Greenwich Ultimate Hawaiian Overload pizza at a bloggers meet up in Megamall. It was a fun eat out event and also gathering of food bloggers, love to see them again and this is my 1st bloggers event for the year 2010.

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I enjoyed more on the thick crust and the pizza taste good even without a hotsauce or catsup, many people are saying the same thing that the thick crust is much more enjoyable than the thin crust of any pizza in Greenwich. December was their cheese overload and for the 1st month of 2010 we can now enjoy the new pizza that level up for more pizza toppings. We love pizza toppings and this time we can no longer argue with our food mate about the ham, cheese and other toppings.

check out more pics below

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Beta test gaming event by Mobius Games
I got this event gaming invite and looks exciting from Mobius. I don't know what kind of online game and this is new and haven't released it yet, if you are interested read the info below and RSVP via email.

Please join us in our game test for a never - before released title. Be part of an elite team that will help shape this game into something that YOU would want to play!

Game testing will be conducted on January 8, 2010 Friday from 830 AM - 2PM at the following locations:

WARZONE - San Marcelino
WARZONE - Leon Guinto
BeConnected - Market! Market!
BeConnected - Greenbelt 1
BeConnected - Greenbelt 4
BeConnected - Trinoma
I.T. Log - Quezon Ave
I.T. Log - E.Rodriguez
I.T. Log - J. Jimenez
I.T. Log - Cubao
I.T. Log - Taft

Tell your friends about this event and get freebies from mobiusgames!

For any concerns or inquiries about this event, please send an email to

Thanks and see you there!

Hung - all new HBO comedy series this January 2010

HBO premieres a brand new offbeat comedy series, HUNG, about a former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach who is a divorced dad in dire straits struggling to make ends meet and regain control of his life. Because desperate times call for desperate measures, the well-endowed Ray decides to exploit his best asset in a last-ditch attempt to change his fortunes.

The ten-episode first season of this HBO Original Series premieres on 2 January at 10pm with two back-to-back episodes airing daily on HBO SIGNATURE as well as on HBO and in high definition on HBO HD from 4 January 2010 at 10pm.

Entourage Season 6 on HBO and HBO HD this January.

I watched this few days ago after hearing the name Martin Scorsese in the 1st episode of Season 6 of Entourage and later on saw Jay Leno doing an interview with Vince, and then I didn't know that I'm watching Entourage. Ok, Im adding this on my list of must see HBO series.

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The Emmy®-winning HBO Original comedy series ENTOURAGE kicks off its 12-episode sixth season on Monday 4 January 2010 with two back-to-back episodes weekly at 9pm on HBO and in high definition on HBO HD (now available on Cignal DTV) as well as daily from Friday, 8 January at 8pm on HBO SIGNATURE.

When season five of ENTOURAGE ended last year, Vince was on the verge of ending a prolonged career slump, thanks to an offer to star in Martin Scorsese’s next movie. Now, with Gatsby about to open, he’s a hot property once again – but is it time for the rest of the crew to finally step out of his shadow? (read more below)

Video Game Awards 2009 in Animax

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Premieres 1/16, Saturday at 9pm / 8pm (WIB)

Produced by Spike TV, the VIDEO GAME AWARDS 2009 – presented December 2009 and broadcast across Asia on Animax on 16 January 2010, Saturday – is the outrageously unconventional awards show that salutes the global, multi-billion dollar video gaming industry.

An A-list of presenters and performers, as well as exclusive sneak peeks at some of the hottest and most anticipated games of the year, highlights a two-hour event that places you on the cutting-edge of broadcasters looking to reach the young, hip “gaming” audience that spends billions of dollars a year on products and merchandise from this genre.

The enclosed 2008 show was a true “water cooler” event, having been hosted by the always unpredictable Jack Black, and featuring a diverse list of presenters and dynamic, live music performances. The show also included a glimpse of the future of gaming with world premiere footage from such video games as "Brutal Legend," EA Sports' "Fight Night Round 4," "Watchmen: The End is Nigh," "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned," "Dante's Inferno," and "God of War III."

This year’s show promises more of the same fun and excitement, so get your “game” on for the 2009 VIDEO GAME AWARDS.

check out some pics below from the previous awards event to have a teaser on what's going on at the Video Games Award 2009

Welcome to the N-H-K anime exclusive in Animax

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Welcome to the N-H-K (First and Exclusive)
Premieres 1/4, Every Mon-Fri at 10.30pm / 9.30pm (WIB)

Quirky, dark comedy series Welcome to the N-H-K follows the life of 22-year old Satou Tatsuhiro, a NEET (Not in Employment, Education, or Training) and a ‘hikikomori’ (social recluse). Believing there exists ‘Nihon Hikikomori Kyōkai (NHK)’, a secret organization bent on creating a world full of social recluses like himself, Satou tries to break free but is too afraid to head out by himself… That is until he meets Misaki who knows him before they even met, and claims to be able to cure him of his reclusive ways.

more pics below

Samurai Champloo in Animax this January 27, 2010

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Samurai Champloo (First and Exclusive)
Premieres 1/27, Every Wednesday at 8pm / 7pm (WIB)
All 26 episodes will air in Animax, the adventures of a ronin samurai will start here.

check below for complete episode guide


Episode 1: Tempestuous Temperaments
Fuu, who was working part-time at a teahouse, meets Mugen and Jin. After causing a great riot at the teahouse, Mugen and Jin were arrested by the magistrate and set to be executed. In exchange for helping them, Fuu makes the two promise something. That promise was to travel with Fuu to find a "samurai who smells like a sunflower."

Episode 2: Redeye Reprisal
Having had his arm cut by Mugen, Ryujiro seeks revenge and sends over two assassins. To Jin, he sends over a man who seems like an insignificant character but who turns out to be a terribly skilled assassin. To Mugen, he sends over a huge man with supernatural strength who has the furious look of a demon. Fuu gets kidnapped by Ryujiro, while the two face each of their assassins.

Mark Millar's NEMESIS : A deadly comic book superhero

This topic is making the internet waves lately, and this is another comic book hit by comic writer super star Mark Millar and fan fave Canadian artist Steve McNiven that brought us Old Man Logan and Civil War in the universe of Marvel Comics. We know that Mark Millar is responsible for creating comics turned into a live action movies  like Wanted and Kick Ass. And today we are now waiting for the release of his new title for March called "Nemesis", according to an interview he said that the concept and story of Nemesis is like that "What if Bruce Wayne or Batman was the Joker?". Then they released a cover and a one page teaser included in the Marvel comics solicitation for March 2010.

So what are the comic fans reaction? hmmm from the cover and teaser pages, it really looks like Batman and with a bloody red paint of some kind of Heath Ledger's Joker from the Dark Knight movie. I haven't seen yet the full page teaser but this raise questions of making a super hero must become his own villain. I'm not that sure, but the most interesting part of this drama is when DC comics filed a lawsuit versus this title. And whoaaa, Mark Millar did something crazy this time and win a big publicity and also attracting DC comics, for the looks of it Mark Millar will win, because in the comics universe you can still get away with your created characters, just make sure to tell them that it may look like Batman or Joker, but it is really not them.

the sad part revolves now, is that DC comics can use that interview of Mark Millar saying that "What if Batman was the Joker?", well that's Millar and I know this title NEMESIS will be a crazy action comics, and hopefully a live action movie.

Sherlock Holmes movie with lots of chemistry (not my favorite Science subject, but this is a movie review)

A window of the year 1891's and life over pitch black color environment with tight fashion and black magic sits around the elements for director Guy Ritchie's movie of Sherlock Holmes. I know that a little fashion and pitch black style will work best here and also the massive set design needed to transform everything to the 1800's age. Everyone already know that Sherlock Holmes is the world's greatest detective with a brilliant mind, so at the start of the movie, there's no need to introduce him. But I'm just a little worried to some fans and purist of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they ask the same question always, if the movie will still follow the original novel. But for others like me, who are not familiar with the novel ( i didn't read any single chapters) but live only at versions from comic books, classic movies, and cartoon versions of Sherlock Holmes, in my case this movie re-imagine the look and modern story telling to bring it back and present it to the new generation. (read more below)

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows movie part 1 - teaser trailer

Here's the teaser trailer of the most awaited last chapter of Harry Potter, part 1 will be released on November 2010. Now I'm excited and wish to win those autographed movie poster of the cast at the press screening eehehe. Deathly Hallows movie is now more serious in all HP movies. We have the book here at home but haven't finished it yet. The teaser trailer is a perfect start for this year to have another most awaited movie of the year.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Be a Na'vi from AVATAR - make up tutorial
Being a Na'vi is the new trend in cosplay and make up but it is also popular as a digital manipulation make up for your Facebook  or blog photo profile. This will be a new challenge also to cosplayers who are planning to be a Pandoran for this year's comics and toy convention. Below are some samples of video tutorials on how to apply a make up and also the important details needed to put in your face if you are planning to cosplay as a Na'vi.

Michael V. spoofing the AVATAR characters as Harbatar in Eat Bulaga
photo source : Hits Buster

A good example last Saturday  after I saw Michael V. in Eat Bulaga in his own Na'vi make up, it is a perfect full details with a long hair braided wig, large ears, blue skin and details. I don't have a photo of Michael V. in Na'vi make up, but will post it soon here if we found one online.

here are the list of video tutorials <--must view
This video is very popular, just view it and tell us why it is funny

as of now, I'm thinking of practicing digital make up to my photo and try to create my own Na'vi Az.
But my wish is..   I want to see a local Na'vi cosplay group for ToyCon 2010.

Monday, January 04, 2010

ABS CBN's Tanging Yaman presents to you the First Family

Tanging Yaman 2010
Meet the First Family!

I heard this new tv series of ABS CBN from my sister and she told me about the Tanging Yaman focuses on the family of the President of the Philippines, I'm surprised that the concept of the story is brilliant and fresh new for our tv and this show will be influential to all Filipinos and the upcoming President for 2010. The story is about the First Family and this series is in line with the 60 years of soap opera in the Philippines. 

Tanging Yaman will air this January 11, 2010 after Precious Hearts in ABS CBN starring Erich Gonzales, Melissa Ricks, Ejay Falcon, Enchong Dee, Matt Evans and Ron Morales,Rowell Santiago, Agot Isidro, Jodi Sta. Maria, Nonie Buencamino, Mylene Dizon and Leo Martinez.

check out the preview below

The PCOS machines are here!
"First sight of the PCOS machines. To the media and Chairman Melo's delight."

The machines are already here in Manila and thats 4,000 super machines that specializes in counting our modern ballots for the upcoming May 10 election. Didn't expected that the media are so excited to see this in the flesh. I also heard that we will be using one of the production machines on January 12, 2010 voter's education gig at Saguijo bar.

If you want to see the demo of the production machines, I invite you to come and join the gig next week. I will post details here soon.

more pics here c/o Gene Gregorio

Clash of the Titans - main movie trailer

The movie is now scheduled to be released here in the Philippines on March 26, 2010. I'm excited to see this movie and I think the movie is a start of doing lots of remake of all classic mythological movies that we know, I like more giants, creatures and monsters, I'm very curious on that last creature they showed on the trailer, looks like Godzilla type with fusion to that monster of the Cloverfield. All action pack sequence and also this will bring me back to my childhood days when I got crazy watching the classic movies Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts, Hercules, Conan the Barbarian, The Barbarian Brothers and more monster movies.

In “Clash of the Titans,” the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

watch the trailer below

start now!

I just started another blog project and this concept started since last year. I'm excited about this and hope that it will get it's own world and popularity. And now that the blog is here, will try to post some new content and work on more concept for the new blog.

I got lots of plan and vision for new blogs, I will try to build it later and hope this project will keep me busy again.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Space Battleship Yamato live action movie trailer

omg omg omg omg after for so many years the Yamato is finally a live action movie, if you remember the American dub version Starblazer animation on TV years ago, that flying space battle ship versus the Comet empire. I'm so happy and giggling like a super geek and whoaaaa Takuya Kimura is one of the actors.
The movie targets to be release this 2010.

thanks to the hot tip of

visit the movie offiicial site at

The hunt for a fan sub will start soon!

and here's the English dub version to refresh your memory.

Barbie's "My Year in Paris with Christian Louboutin"

Love this book and a great concept in toy photography, Barbie just celebrated her 50th anniversary and now she's in Paris having a series of fashion photo shoot. The photo book is a collaboration project with Paris based shoe maestro Christian Louoboutin.

more pics here at ROGUE

digging some Sherlock Holmes
I'm excited to watch the press screening of Sherlock Holmes this week and it will be my first time to watch a movie directed by Guy Ritchie, and I'm not familiar on his style in making movies, as I remember he does some tvc and i think he directed some music videos too. We saw the trailer already in cinema and online, we can see in the trailer that the movie is action pack and lots of explosion, funny elements and also weirdness of the story. Here we see Holmes and Watson tries to solve a case and then investigate the disappearance and crime involvement of Lord Blackwood.

The movie lighted lots of spark to new Sherlock Holmes fans, as they started to dig more stuff about Holmes, and as what I observed, and instead of buying books or borrow books in the library many people are now downloading ebooks and audio books of Sherlock Holmes, which is a good thing to bring back us to read more and discover the adventure that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created in 1887.

I'm curious on the movie's concept and how it will be influential in the real world, especially in solving crimes and uncover mysteries of unsolved cases. The only thing that we can apply here is  the strong partnership of Watson to Holmes. The movie is already shown in the other countries, it is just so sad that the MMFF 2009 blocked all foreign films and we are here waiting for their return in the movie line up.(read more below)

"Tweens" - the new Mcdonalds commercial in the Philippines (January 2010)

Here's a new tvc from Mcdo, got the link from @budjette via plurk, the tvc concept is cute, I think this will serve another message to all tweens and their parents haahaha. I can now imagine my self back in the old time. Yeah! fast food outlets are the main ground for dating and meet up with girls .. yiheeeee.

Inception - 2nd teaser movie trailer

I just saw this 2nd movie teaser trailer of Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION, I feel a surge of some adrenaline rush when I watch this trailer,so weird and twisted, Nolan will never fails again in this movie and now I'm excited to watch it this July 16, 2010 in IMAX.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents the teaser trailer for INCEPTION. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film is a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind.

more info about the movie at
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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