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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crazy Saturday - April 10, 2010

I will remember this date, because its the day of the fans (sounds like dawn of the dead), 3 different events just separate 3 different people and crowd and it is crazy! a crazy crazy Saturday. The first event was the Ozine, and then we have this Super Junior concert and last is the Egames Domination event at SMX. I was supposed to attend the press con of Super Junior this afternoon, but my schedule got wonky and I'm stuck in the hospital for nearly half a day and then we traveled to SM MOA to attend the Egames Domination and they never fail in having big crowd every year.

But I just noticed that the fans were divided, most of the anime and cosplay fans are at Ozinefest, and the hard core gamers and cosplay fans are at the Egames event, and then the Kpop fans are all over the vicinity of Araneta Coliseum. I just can't believe that these events are happening in one day only. But I got lucky that my sister is ok to cover the event for me and assist one of the founders of Manila Concert Scene to cover the press con and also attend the concert..... for free...oh lucky them.

I'm also glad that entering the Egames event is smooth and no hassle, thanks to the PR people who invited us to come and cover the event for our blogs. And it is the first time that Lace entered a gaming convention....the biggest gaming convention in the Philippines. I already know what's going to happen there, and this is my 3rd'm not sure if this is my 2nd time to attend and cover the Egames Domination event. Many first timers experienced the culture shock syndrome as they saw many gamers and kids getting crazy in online games, also this might be my come back in online gaming, as I saw many online games were released that day, most of the games are into music like the Superstar and Band Master, also saw some of their old games like the Granado Espada and Audition, also saw a glimpse of the gameplay of this new game called Dragonica. I enjoyed watching a new shopping and auction entertainment game at the Winila booth, oh boy.... I might get addicted to this in the next couple of days after I load my bidding credits.

My sister and Team MCS is already at Araneta and she txted me that the stage production is a bad ass and composed of fireworks and laser lights. I'm also receiving txt messages from people asking who is behind the production, if you researched, Pulp productions brought Super Junior here in Manila and they also organized the concert venue.

crazy Saturday//oh boy...its a fun and tiring day for me

Super Junior in Manila 2010 press conference photos
Coverage team is a success in covering the Super Junior press con at EDSA Shangri La Hotel, although that the photos are not that clear, but the important thing is that they are there to cover it, they are now at the concert venue in Araneta Coliseum, will wait for their blog post and a story to tell about Super Junior.

I felt sad that I wasn't able to go with them to cover the event and concert, and I got stuck to that hospital thing. Thanks to my sis, to Manila Concert Scene, and to Pulp for the coverage and the access. Will post more photos later and also a photo coverage of the concert

more photos below

Samsung B1630N/B1930N/B1930NW Series 30 Monitors

The new Samsung Series 30 monitors are not only built to please the eye but mother nature as well.

Get into the details
These new Samsung monitors have ultra-high 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio automatic backlight adjustment creates deeper, more dramatic dark tones and brighter, more striking light tones. Now you can enjoy images that echo reality with rich, vivid color and brilliant natural intensity. When it comes down to the details, conventional monitors simply pale in comparison.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Sam Milby and Samsung Genoa : stay in touch

When you’re a guy blessed with a busy multi-faceted career in show business and the love and support of countless family, friends and fans spread out in two countries, you need all the help you can get.

For Sam Milby, that comes in the form of the new Samsung Genoa, a mobile phone that proves to be just as versatile and exciting as the handsome Fil-Am singer and actor, who first came to our attention in the reality show Pinoy Big Brother, and who currently stars opposite his on- and off-screen love Anne Curtis in the romantic comedy, Babe, I Love You.

9th Philippine Toy Convention production note 4

Here's our update and my production note for the event, I've become busy in my life and also in running this new gig, and some others. I attended our weekly meeting few days ago and receive lots of updates. One of the news is that GMA 7 is our official local tv partner for the event, and as of now we are waiting for Animax Asia and other medias to be our partner. Animax Asia is preparing something and they are fixing some details here in Manila for their new face lift image, I'm excited to see that in our event.

I'm going to work out all toycon stuff this weekend and will launch a new website, and blast updates to everyone. The group is still finalizing the floor layout and I think we can now accept booth reservations and rentals on April 12, we will also post updates on where to place your reservation and pay the booth rental fee.

As for sponsors, we are still hunting for our official event partners, as usual, we are going slow because we are busy in so many things, I'm also running out of ideas and need to travel and work on new concepts for toycon, that includes the contest and some new gimik that we will launch.

super busy this month, and more to come before June 2010.

Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphone Application Launch in Public Beta

The Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphone application is now launched in public beta. BlackBerry® users around the globe will be able to download the app and give it a try.

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones has been available in a limited preview since February and the version that is launched in public beta today includes new features that were added based on feedback from that preview.

Features of the Twitter for BlackBerry smartphone application include:

SM Cinema Digital Theater to bring most interactive cinema in the Philippines

SM Cinema is cooking something for us movie fans, and it looks like that they are preparing to bring the "most interactive cinema experience ever!"

Will this be a new gimik of the motion seat cinema? or even better?
4D cinema ba ito or something else?, let's prepare for the last week of April 2010 at the Digital Theater of SM Megamall and iline with the BIGGEST And MOST AWAITED blockbuster movie of summer 2010.

get ready with your proton cannons.
movie bloggers, are you ready?

Take U to the Philippines new music and dance beat

Take U to the Philippines by (of the Black Eyed Peas) did a viral spread on the net last September 2009, and this music video project was created by the Department of Tourism in order to boost up our country's tourism and also promote it to the younger generation who haven't seen the Philippines, and I got kinda felt weird after watching it because I haven't been to other parts of the Philippines, so it includes people like me who haven't seen the beauty of our islands.

But wait! there's more!
They have a new tune and beat for the music "Take U to the Philippines" and this time with a few tune ups and fast beat, the song is now fit for dance. The music video is composed of our top dance group in the country - world class hip-hop champs like the Philippine All-Stars, Manoeuvres, PinoyFunk'in Styles, Switch and Stylettos to talented student groups like Ateneo Blue Babble, La Salle Dance Company, U.P. Street and UST Salinggawi. Not to mention individual performers like Chris Nocon, Alys Serdenia, Jonas Orig Sana, Angel de Rivera, Andro de Rivera, Yang Gagelonia and Rosie Pajela-Marzan, were all equal in passion and energy in expressing through movement Pinoy pride and love for the Philippines.

also in the video is Ace Durano of Dept. of Tourism doing some music tripping inside the Wow Philippines jeepney.

for more goodies! visit

message to Ace.
GALING!!ok ang concept hehhe.. sana nag dance ka din.

Doughnuts of the Titans are here!

doughnuts of the titans
Krispy Kreme never stops when it comes to Clash of the Titans, after the success release of the Cup of the Titans, comes now the Doughnuts of the Titans!

The Doughnuts of the Titans has this cream on top and covered with large bits of Crunch chocolates, so if you love the Snickers doughnut line then you will also love this doughnut covered Crunch chocolate. I bought one piece to taste it and I felt hungry again and want to eat more Crunch.

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P45 per piece, best to eat it with your hot Krispy Kreme coffee

Manny Pacquiao signs up for a new fight this May 2010

I just received this news that our people's champ in boxing, Manny Pacquiao just signed up for a new fight for May 2010. And with that announcement they will release a series of official merchandise to promote it and this will be for the fans. A special fight that will rock the sports and pop culture industry in this century.

check out Manny's fist with gloves and the new challenger with white gloves, can you guess who it is?

more update soon!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Globe's Tingi loading makes summer a breeze

Tingi Load

Everyone says that summer is the season of firsts: First crush, first kiss, first barkada beach trip, and more. Well, imagine being able to buy cellphone prepaid load for the first time ever in a jeepney on your way home, or from the fishball vendor who sells you merienda everyday. So instead of having to hunt high and low for prepaid load, the load now comes right to you.(more below)

will it blend? - Starbucks Top Pot Doughnuts (review and photo)

Will it blend in my mouth?
I have here at home 4 boxes of Starbucks Top Pot Doughnuts, and I'll be conducting a taste test first before it will be launched in Manila this April 12, 2010 in selected branches of Starbucks, I'm still getting the information on what branch will it be available, but will post it later here if ever I got info from our local Starbucks. The Top Pot doughnuts is priced at Php50-P60.

check out below our food review

Toy Photography Contest by Gmtristan
Gmtristan is having a toy photography contest and he's giving away a brand new World of Warcraft Ilidan Stormrage Demon Form Deluxe Ed action figure as the grand prize.

It's easy to join, just follow him via facebook fan page and upload your entries there!
omg omg I'm going to join, since I'm not allowed to join any toy photography contest hosted first in Toycon (coz I organized it), this is my chance to join a contest! yey!!

more details from his blog at

ok. let's shoot and win! and play toys!

Call for Entries: Animahenasyon 2010, The 4rth Philippine Animation Festival

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The Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) is calling all budding and professional animators from across the country to participate and submit their animated works to Animahenasyon 2010: 4th Philippine Animation Festival.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the following link:

GFK Awards Samsung as Philippines’ #1 LCD for four straight years

In a comprehensive study made in the Philippines by the Germany-based GfK Research Group, data gathered from retailers and re-sellers have shown Samsung displacing Sony ,LG, Panasonic and Sharp as the market leader in the LCD market for the fourth straight year. Gfk recently recognized Samsung as the top selling brand for lcd tv for 2009

Every year GfK gives the number one award in each product group . To be eligible for an award the brand must be in general distribution in the country in which the award relates. The winner in each product group is determined by the unit sales that a brand has sold for a period of twelve months based on retail sales volume collected from January to December 2009. ( more below)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Philippines leads neighbors in formulating ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan

As the existing roadmap for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourism sector expires this year, ASEAN tourism leaders convene anew to formulate new tourism strategies and program for the next few years.

The Philippines, responsible for the coordination of the overall ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), is at the forefront of the development of this medium-term tourism plan, targeted for completion by end November of this year. An interim draft of which has been presented for discussion at the recently held ASEAN Tourism Forum attended by the Philippines early this year at BRIDEX (Brunei International Defence Exhibition Center) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
(read more below)

Samsung Launches Monte phone, the Perfect Touch for a Perfect Lifestyle

Samsung Monte offers enhanced full touch functionality, social network integration designed to please.

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO), announced the launch of Samsung Monte (model: S5620), its new full touch screen device for style-conscious mobile users.

The handset is packed with a host of multimedia features wrapped in a sleek seamless design and glossy outer casing, providing the style and performance of a high-end handset at a pocket-friendly price. With a stunning contrasting grey and black casing and an intuitive TouchWiz 2.0 Plus User Interface (UI), the Monte is set to become the latest must-have full touch device. (more below)

The First Avenger : Captain America - Bucky will be in the movie

After the big news that Chris Evans will star as Captain America for the mvoie, and now we got heads up from that Sebastian Stan will play as Capt. America's sidekick Bucky. The movie will be directed by Joe Johnston and script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

The target of the film release will be on July 22, 2010.

""The First Avenger: Captain America" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America." -

Iron Man 2 - new 7 photos
Just saw this 7 new photos from Iron Man 2, and Marvel is giving us some warning that don't use your iPad in viewing the photos in full high resolution as it will make your iPad melt hahaha.

Also found an exact play date for Iron Man 2 here in the Philippines and the release will be on April 30, 2010. And I smell a premiere nearby before April 30. (source)

more big bad ass Iron Man 2 photos below

RP bags notable tourism awards for first quarter of 2010

The first quarter of 2010 is shaping up to be a good start for Philippine tourism, as the country continues to reap recognitions for sustained marketing activities throughout its key segments in China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, and North America.

The county has been included in the Top 10 Best Destinations for elite travelers in China; awarded Best in Destination Promotions in Beijing; Best Travel Website representation in Russia; and from America, the top spots in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hero Up With Cartoon Network This Summer!

Iron Man Armored Adventures (3) Hulk
From Ben 10 to Iron Man, super-powered heroes unite to give viewers a super summer on the number one kids’ cable channel

Cartoon Network turns up the heat as the leading kids’ cable channel packs the world’s mightiest heroes and the most epic action-adventure into TV screens this summer! Starting April 3, 2010, get set for a high-flying, crime-fighting, evil-crushing time with Cartoon Network’s power line-up of much-awaited Marvel and DC animated series topped with the most well-loved Cartoon Network toon shows.(read more below)

Cartoon Network Ceate Your Own Heroes Contest!

cartoon network contest poster
Cartoon Network "Hero Up Challenge" Calls On Kids to Create Their Own Heroes
iPhones, CN goodies and a chance to see their hero come to life in store for kids!

Cartoon Network’s Hero Up Challenge is calling on kids to create their own super-powered heroes to win exclusive Cartoon Network goodies, hot new gadgets and an exciting chance to see their creations brought to life on TV.

From April 12 to May 23, 2010, Cartoon Network is set to be invaded by villains threatening Cartoon Network’s favorite heroes and damaging the environment at the same time! Following this dilemma, Cartoon Network is asking for kids’ suggestions on new heroes to defeat the villains and keep them from destroying the world through the Hero Up Challenge.  (more below)

Manila Bloggers at H20 Hotel
Got a great over night stay here at H20 Hotel, our Manila bloggers friends enjoyed the event launching of Fox Channel's FlashForward tv series and Manila Ocean Park's Aquatica water and light show. We are here pictured inside the hotel room and hanging out watching the episode 2 of FlashForward on a cable tv and then we did a little food party for the birthday of Ria and Mark Vincent. Goodies like cakes and brownies are brought by Ria and some foods from the White Moon Bar.
Party time at White Moon Bar during the FlashForward tv series launch
our aquarium room at H20 hotel
all wrapped up in raincoat while watching Aquatica
Mark Cerbo tries to know his future with Jane of Spirit Questors

Here's inside H20 Hotel

Invitation to a Guided Birdwatching Afternoon Walk in UP Diliman

One of the best activity ever! bird watching! check out the info below if you are interested, it will be cool also if you have your own binoculars. Also I just wished I have those 300mm zoom lens for my camera for awesome capture of different kinds of birds. Just email Mike Lu, he said that the activity can accommodate 30 person only. This activity is organized by

Orioles, Fantails & Kingfishers ... do you know that these are some of the common resident birds found in the University of the Philippines? The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines invites you to join our guided bird watching trip on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City and discover the wonderful world of birds.(read more below)

Entertainment shopping site Winila to Launch in IP e-Games Domination IV

This is the fun in online, more and more online shopping and online auction sites are coming, a great sign that online shopping are now easy and effective here in the Philippines. check out Winila!

Bringing you the best of online shopping, e-Game’s partner WiniLa invites everyone to its grand launch at Domination IV–the biggest online gaming event in the Philippines. (read more below)

Inviting you for the adidas Originals Street Party

adidas will have a Street Party on May 7,2010, and oh that's 4 days before the 2010 elections and this will be our last party under the administration, the event will be held at Venice Piazza Mall Open Park, Mckinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Being Original will be celebrated in our neighborhood. But first, read the details on the poster below on how to score tickets, the VIP tickets are good for 2 persons, plus An exclusive adidas Originals Hammock.

and have a chance to win Adidas Originals x Sebbheiser DJ Headphones, 60 Years Diamond Studded Superstars, Limited Edition “DMC” Autographed Superstars, Limited Edition adidads Originals 10’ Trexi Toy.

whoa.. i want to have an adidas Trexi toy.
(read the mechanics below)

Monday, April 05, 2010

I'm giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the 1st Laser Light Party take place in Boracay on April 10, 2010

Hey bloggers and my dear readers!
if you will be in Boracay on April 10, 2010, then join here in my little promo contest in my blog.

I'm giving away 10 pairs of tickets for the 1st Laser Light Party take place in Boracay on April 10, 2010
and all you have to do is post a comment here in my blog with your name and email address, then I will contact you via email on how to claim your tickets there at the event. Boracay Laser Light Party, will take place on April 10 (Saturday night) at the beachfront of the posh Pearl of the Pacific Boracay Resort & Spa.

thanks to Pam for the awesome ticket giveaway!
let's party at Boracay!

Get rich the clean way with Safeguard, Ariel and Tide’s Yaman Promo

Become a millionaire the clean way with Safeguard, Ariel and Tide’s Yaman Promo.

Buy specially marked Safeguard “Yaman sa Kalusugan” promo packs, Ariel “Yaman sa Kalinisan” promo packs and Tide “Yaman sa Kaputian” promo packs, for the chance to win up to 1 million in cash prizes! Just check the text inside the pack to know if you’re the winner.

Demigod rules! - Records Fall as "Clash of the Titans" Grosses P47.54-M in 2 Days

MANILA, April 05 -- Warner Bros.’ “Clash of the Titans” demolished Kraken-like box-office records in the Philippines as it posted a nationwide, two-day opening weekend gross of a monstrous P 47.54-million for the April 3-4 period. This was announced today by Francis Soliven, general manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. which distributed the film.(read more below)

Starbucks Philippines Celebrates the Arrival of Top Pot Doughnuts

Glazed Old Fashioned Doughnut, Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnut and Top Pot Apple Fritter

There's a new food to discover at Starbucks on April 12, 2010. Everyone should check out the hand-forged doughnuts, a perfect partner for your hot Starbucks coffee, they have 3 kinds of doughnuts and all of it are created by Top Pot Doughnuts, official carrier of pastries in Starbucks since 2005 in Washington, and now they are here.. for selected branches only.

read the details below

Checking in at H20 Hotel inside Manila Ocean Park
I didn't know that there is a hotel inside Manila Ocean Park, it is called H20 hotel. Me and some movie bloggers will be there for an overnight stay and also watch a directors cut of a new tv series. H20 Hotel is the Philippines first aquarium theme-urban resort. Most interesting part of the room in H20 Hotel is the aquarium walls.

for info visit

How iPad comic App works (from IDW)
I just saw this video on the net and its the IDW own version of the iPad Comic App, all comics from IDW like Transformers, GI JOE and Star Trek can be downloaded via iTunes and save it directly from your iPad unit. From the video, it shows how easy to use it and how awesome the way of reading a digital comics, even if you use the iPad horizontal, the comic pops out into two pages and you can zoom the page by tapping your fingers over the iPad screen. The good news of this app is that you can sync this to your iPhone. Get the app now at

watch the video demo below

What’s the fastest way to a woman’s heart? Through her nose.

If you think going out of the house without a bath makes you a rugged hunk in women’s eyes, it’s time for a serious reality check. According to a study done by Cambridge zoologist Tim Clutton-Brock and Harvard researcher Katherine McAuliffe, the female of the species make use of their nasal compass to find their potential mate.

Samsung Electronics merged with Samsung Digital Imaging to elevate digital camera brand globally Samsung ST550 and ST550 digital compact cameras with dual LCD screen on front and back
This is a great news from Samsung, and a good move to merge two Samsung group to expand more on their digital camera and imaging  side. After the successful launch of the Samsung two view series and the incoming Samsung NX10 dslr, the merge of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Digital Imaging Co. Ltd will be for a better marketing and production of digital cameras with new technology. Now I'm excited on the next part for the coming years or months.

read the news below about the merge.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The 4438 revelation and freebies / rewards from Globe
I knew it from the very start that this 4438 is all about goodies and freebies, that's the only thing that can make millions of subscribers happy!  We pinoy love freebies and I'm glad that this gimik just reached mobile users. Many people waited for the 4438 text message today in their phones,but some got the message, while others are still waiting for it, even myself got into the state of panic and recharged my phone all over the night while I'm sleeping.

April 4, 2010  is the big day that Globe launched the industry's biggest loyalty program called "My Rewards. My Globe" and also TM also launched their own "TM Astig Rewards". A reward program for all Globe and TM subscribers. Post paid and prepaid users for years will receive great surprises from "My Rewards.My Globe and TM Astig Rewards", based on special points on how much you spend and the how long you are using Globe and TM, and also the Globe Tattoo. The reward program is a way of thanking all 25 millions Globe users who uses the Globe sim and becomes an important part of their lives for years, and because that Globe felt honored for being part of their daily life in being connected in different things, this reward program is specially designed for Globe users that can have something for them in return and being a loyal subscribers can say that "being Globe-connected is a truly rewarding experience"

For rewards, here are the list of rewards and special deals - it can be free call/sms service and gift certificates.

For participating establishments fro the GC, see list below.
Jollibee - gift certificates
Duty Free - gift certificates
Manila Ocean Park - free pass
Avilon Zoo - free pass
Enchanted Kingdom - free pass
Philippine Airlines - earn PAL Miles for trip to Cebu, Palawan and Kalibo, HongKong, Bangkok, Sydney and Los Angeles.

and for gadget lovers you might love to get these items for free
iPod 4GB
Nintendo DSi
Canon Digital Camera
Deviant portable DVD player
WOW Magic Sing Fiesta

and for special and exclusive discounts, promo and free services
Folded & Hung
David’s Salon
Biocare Skin & Slimming Spa
Fully Booked
Cheesecake etc.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
North Park
Karate Kid
American Eye Center
Ideal Vision
Automatic Centen
Western Marketing
Digital Walker

you can get this from "My Rewards, My Globe", and there's no need to sign up and it only needs that you are using Globe, TM or Tattoo Sim, and of course all sims should be active in order to be automatically registered to the freebie and reward program. And this reward program is also available for people who are using Globe sim outside the country.

So if you want to know more of "My Rewards.My Globe and TM Astig Rewards"
grab your cellphone and txt the keyword REWARDS and send to 4438

I txted REWARDS and sent to 4438 and here's some instructions I received.
for every reload, the Globe subscriber can receive points for the rewards., below are list of keywords that can be used to send it to 4438

BAL  - for points inquiry
ITEMS - list of rewards
DISCOUNTS - list of benefits
REDEEM ITEM CODE PIN - for redemption
SHARE POINTS <10 digit mobile number> PIN - for sharing and transfer of points to other user. P1/transfer of points
END - to deactivate the reward program

for info, visit
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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