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Monday, May 31, 2010

Philippine Fashion Week: Sunsilk Co-creation (ramp, people, photo ops)

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Sunsilk Co-creation was present and inline with the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, each fashion designer will interpret the 4 kinds of Sunsilk Co-creation and create their own fashion. The event was hosted by Sarah Meire and brand manager of Sunsilk at the SM Mall of Asia. Atrium grounds.

more photos below

Philippine Fashion Week: Sunsilk Co-creation by Lyle Ibanez and Joreme Salaya Ang

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Sunsilk Co-creation was present and inline with the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, each fashion designer will interpret the 4 kinds of Sunsilk Co-creation and create their own fashion. Here we have Lyle Ibanez and Joreme Salaya Ang for their interpretation for Sunsilk Straight and Sway Collection.

more photos below

Philippine Fashion Week: Sunsilk Co-creation by Chris Diaz and Veejay Floresca

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Sunsilk Co-creation was present and inline with the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, each fashion designer will interpret the 4 kinds of Sunsilk Co-creation and create their own fashion. Here we have Chris Diaz and Veejay Floresca for their interpretation for Sunsilk Damage repair Collection.
more photos below

Philippine Fashion Week: Sunsilk Co-creation by Raoul Ramirez and Joel Escober

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Sunsilk Co-creation was present and inline with the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, each fashion designer will interpret the 4 kinds of Sunsilk Co-creation and create their own fashion. Here we have Raoul Ramirez and Joel Escober for their interpretation for Sunsilk Strong and Long Collection.
more photos below

Philippine Fashion Week: Sunsilk Co-creation by John Paras and Arnold Galang

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Sunsilk Co-creation was present and inline with the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, each fashion designer will interpret the 4 kinds of Sunsilk Co-creation and create their own fashion. Here we have John Paras and Arnold Galang for their interpretation for Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Collection.

more photos below

COVERAGE: UK's Fuller's Beer : London Pride and ESB beer launching and invasion

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I love drinking beer and trying out different kinds of it are like tasting cakes and ice cream, but I just discovered and finally embraced that truth that British beers are the best ever and there's something good in it that I can't explain, yes we are stuck in our own beer and the taste sometimes are nakakasawa, but when I tasted London Pride and ESB, it tastes so different and the kick of beer light, I'm adding this now in my 1st list of top of beer favorites in my life. I read that Fuller's Beer is the UK's top selling and award winning premium ales, and thus re-create the local pub scene here in Manila and the Fuller's Beer's headquarter is at the Reserve Bar and Sushi Bar in Ortigas Home Depot. (more story below)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Friday no show


kawaii people: trina, tinay and az @ adidas street party (photos from tinay)

I like to apologize to some brands and events that invited me last friday and for me not able to show up on that day, there's some slight emergency and I need to drive some seraphin demons away at home, and it was like a video game and me act like one of those megaman characters who guard the house and wait what will happen next. I'll try to make up on the upcoming events and will try to do my best to catch up and I already missed a lot of good activities this past week, but that's okay hanging out with my 1st week old baby Ash is the best ever, getting to know the little boy is the top priority, I'm starting to do some hands on stuff again in taking care of the baby and staying awake from night til dawn and attend the needs of baby Ash.

I will be present later at some events, and oh my gosh, the meet up with Manny Pacquiao will happen at last, I'm so glad that he's okay and will meet him before he leave the country for a vacation in NYC, and hmm about the weird proposal that I'm going to make, I just kinda forget it na lang muna hahaha. It will be a big pay back time this week.

Guys, check out pala the Inquirer newspaper dated May 29th, my photo coverage of the Then and Now Concert is posted there and accdg to Claire Agbayani, my Facebook friend, the photos are printed so big and I'm very curious to see it and want to have a copy of it, there's a digital version of the article and my photos that I took from the concert, check it out at How to become a rock star -advice from JoJo, Doc G, Nick T, Diana King

Saturday, May 29, 2010

FOOD: Nestle Pops: Ice cream you can enjoy wherever you go


The past weeks have been some of the hottest and most humid in memory, and even with the traditionally wet month of June coming up, the sizzling weather doesn’t look to be going away soon. With each day seemingly hotter than the last, people have been running to their neighborhood stores to stock up on an old summer favorite: ice cream. (more below)

Power Mac Center Greenbelt all set to relaunch

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Power Mac Center, a chain of reliable retail shops and service providers of Apple products and premium accessories in the country, is all set to relaunch its revamped flagship outlet in Greenbelt 3, Makati City on May 28.

Shopping is made more convenient at the new Greenbelt store with its more spacious and efficient layout. The new expanded services section now also features a 1-on-1 tutorial room, a dedicated software testing area, a new 20-seater classroom as well as an upgraded service center. New products such as the recently launched MacBook and the premium Beats by Dr. Dre headphones is now made available in the new store. (more below)

The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2 Auditions at Fitness First

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The hit weight-loss TV show, The Biggest Loser Asia, which has seen the transformation of Asia’s heavy-weights in achieving their fitness goals, is now holding auditions for its second season on June 5, 2010 Saturday at the Fitness First Club in Mall of Asia.

Last season, seven Filipinos took part in the show with our very own Carlo Miguel reaching the semi finals. With perseverance and determination, participants of the show were able to improve the quality of their lives through fitness. Geared with a renewed outlook in life and healthier bodies, these participants returned home as winners regardless of how far into the season they stayed in the show. ( more below)

CONTEST: P100,00 Dream Kitchen and a Trip abroad for the SM Hypermarket Super Chef 2010


SM Hypermarket has launched the latest and greatest edition of its Super Chef series by turning it into a reality show – think Iron Chef meets American Idol meets Survivor.

Super Chefs is open to anyone who can cook, be they housewives, carinderia owners, culinary school students or professional chefs. The competition is divided into three stages: 1) audition; 2) elimination; and the 3) grand finals.

The Super Chefs grand finals will be aired on the Asian Food Channel and hosted by Chef Tristan Encarnacion. (more below)

MOBILE: Get the ultimate surfer's high from Globe BlackBerry MAx



Have you ever been browsing the web with your BlackBerry handheld, merrily tweeting your updates, when you suddenly hit a red light trying to watch the latest “American Idol” ep on YouTube? It could happen. While your BlackBerry can get you onto most websites free and clear, there’s a small handful of sites that require you to switch on a separate internet access first before getting into the site. The moment you do that, you get billed an additional P 5 for every 15 minutes of web browsing on those sites, using your BlackBerry. (more below)

TECH: The BlackBerry "Super Apps" Developer Challenge


PRESS - BlackBerry Partners Fund Launches BlackBerry "Super Apps" Developer Challenge
Total prize package valued at over US$1.5 Million
BlackBerry Partners Fund has launched the third annual BlackBerry Partners Fund™ Developer Challenge. This year, the Challenge will focus on “Super Apps” and asks developers to showcase applications that take advantage of the BlackBerry® Application Platform’s unique capabilities.

With the international growth of the BlackBerry developer community, this Challenge will be the first to recognize BlackBerry® smartphone applications on a regional basis across four global regions – North America, Latin America, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific. Applications can be submitted to the Challenge starting today and entries will be accepted until September 6, 2010. To apply, visit http://bpf.wufoo.com/forms/2010-blackberry-super-apps-developer-challenge/ and complete the application form. Both newly developed and existing applications can be entered into this year’s BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge. (more below)

the day when my plans died

it should be like "plants", my plans are like plants, you need to have an advance decision and also an organized mind set to go out and set this plant to grow healthy. I was about to leave the house when this monsterific event just disturbed a happy family, I felt disgusted and went outside to guard the house and want to call my tropas to guard something. Acting a big man in the house triggers me, I wanna protect everyone and also don't want my plans go to waste. What happened next is that I am here at home for the whole day, and to take away all this depression is that I focus myself go back to work, and take care of little boy Ashton, he is upset too, that's why he slept all the day and just absorbed a lot of negative energies. I must put this video gaming cap once again and defeat sinister forces of Dr. Willy.

need to re-energize and say that it is pay back time...

TRAVEL: inviting everyone for the Independence Day Tour

Historically, the first and only anniversary celebration with Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo of the proclamation of Philippine Independence was held in 1899 in a beautiful mansion in the center of Angeles City. Today the Pamintuan mansion still stands, an awesome monument to our struggle for a national identity, thanks to the Bangko Sentral which has preserved this heritage structure. Every year, whether or not the sitting president proclaims it a national holiday, the City of Angeles and the Kuliat Foundation mount a fitting celebration on June 12, where everyone comes in Filipiniana attire, and participates in the reenactment of that historical event, complete with actors in period costumes, marching brass bands, choirs, and other performers.

Theme: “BAGONG PAGSASAMA. BAGONG BAYANIHAN. BAGONG PAGBABAGO.”

5:00 a.m. Leave Manila
7:00 Flag Raising Ceremony at Pamintuan Mansion
7:05 Entrance of Generals on Horses & Entourage
7:20 Wreath Laying on the Commemorative Marker, 21 Gun Salute by the Angeles City Police
7:30 Re-Enactment of the 1899 Independence Day Celebration held at the Pamintuan Residence with a script developed by Jose G. Paras, Jr., Director, Museo ning Angeles
8:15 Breakfast at Museo ning Angeles
9:30 Tour of heritage sites of Angeles
10:30 Visit Nayong Pilipino in Clark
12:00 Lunch
2:00 p.m. Visit the Kapampangan Studies Center
4:00 Shop for local delicacies
5:00 Return to Manila

Cost:
PHP 2,500.00 per pax prepaid covers breakfast, lunch, airconditioned transport, tour guide, tour souvenir

Book now ! Limited seats !

For more details, contact:
Richard P. Burgos, 0918-9224655, burgosrp2003@yahoo.com

Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) Philippine Launch

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Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) will have a one day launch on June 2 at the Nike Park The Fort, we have only 70 packs for the Philippines, the set is a limited edition and it is priced P14,995, selling will start at around 7:30pm, you can visit the store early to get reservation of slots. Also the limited edition BB10 Kobe ASton Martin Jacket will also be launced, priced at P17,995.

read more details below about the Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) shoes.

Friday, May 28, 2010

DC Comics 75th Anniversary at the 9th Philippine Toy Convention

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DC Comics 75th Anniversary will be the main theme of this year’s Philippine Toy Convention to be held on June 19 and 20 at the SM Mega Trade Halls 2 and 3. Everyone is invited to come in a superhero or comic book character costume. This year, Collectibles Unlimited Assoc. will attempt to gather the most number of people in superhero costumes in one location.

This year’s Toy Convention will include DC Comics- themed competitions and activities. DC Comics is inviting Filipino comics artists who have rendered work for DC Comics to autograph your DC Comics collectibles in the Toy Convention and Toy Kingdom, SM Megamall There will also be a special auction of limited edition DC Comics Encyclopedias to participants who purchase DC Comics licensed products from the DC Comics booth in the Toy Convention.

visit www.toyconph.com

DC Comics and Philippine Toy Con team up for 2010 event

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This is the first team up anniversary of DC Comics and Collectibles Unlimited.
During the press briefing, a teaser was shown first conceptualizing everything from print (comics), animations, series and movies of all DC comics characters and actors/actresses.

read more below

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Both worlds are success

I'm tired..
and its a challenge here at home on how will I sleep.
Ash is here with now and need to monitor him always.

I'm glad that two events are a success.
tnx to all bloggers who went there this afternoon.

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DC Comics and Toycon 2010 press con

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Sunsilk Co-creation fashion show and after party

I'm glad my sister is there at the DC comics press con, and also our ToyCon's first ever press con for our event, I failed to attend this because we were already on our way home after the discharge from the hospital. And then I decided to attend the Sunsilk event and meet there our blogger friends who signed up under my list. Great to see you guys! and also meet new people. It was a great experience to shoot photos side by side with pro photog like Howell Santiago of SM MOA photog and Francis Tuason and Martin of OlyClubPh.com during the ramp model walk.

looks like I might not be able to attend more events this coming weeks, need to go home early to help Lace and hey... I enjoy now playing with Ash..

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #6 "the visitors"

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hey! look who dropped by last night! hahaha. our friends from the blogosphere. Jonel, Cathie, fppjr, and Jeff were here around 10:30pm, they just came from a food event, and wow! they brought lots of food for us heheh the Angel's Pizza is yummy, weird but so tasty and yummy, might visit that in Home Depot Ortigas soon. They hang out here and watched the edited videos of Ashton and it was like a movie premiere ahahaha. Early on that evening, the First Avenger, the First Ninong Joriben visited us at around 9:00pm and he too watched the edited video, it was great to see them here. Also on our 1st day here in The Medical City,Sire, Mabelle, Leira, Sai and Ness of Medical City visited and they too watched the video that was freshly shot in the delivery suite.

I got txt messages and asking details on how and what time to visit us, we like to accommodate everyone,but we are going home anytime this afternoon, try to catch us up after lunch.

Thanks everyone for coming :) and also thanks for visiting and reading my blog
parang ganun na din at nag visit na din kayo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #5 "at the nursery"

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And here's a closer look on Ashton at the nursery, Lace's mom visited us in the morning and we decided to check out the baby at the viewing room at 11am. I didn't expected that all people were there, but I'm glad Lace got a nice place and view where no people are in standby. We saw Ashton sleeping and showing some funny face gestures and we laugh as how he acquires our face, they say Ashton got my nose and eyes, and many thought that he is Chinese, and maputi daw kasi, and he got Lace's lips and cheeks.

I took a lot of photos and video of Ashton and it's his first photo session with me hehehe, I'm now excited to do more photo session and baby photo portfolio are coming up and wanna make all my parents tempted to go visit here in the Philippines. Minutes later my mom called me on the phone and she just heard Ashton's crying while we watch the video, I uploaded some pics and video to her via email and also to Joni, Lace's sis in Melbourne, so that they can see Ashton, but they will join us here in the couple of weeks.

The sleepless night started last night and all I can say that me and Lace haven't got any decent sleep, because she needs to breast feed Ashton every 2 hours and I always accompany Lace in a wheel chair going to the next side of the building in the nursery. I think we have 3 visits last night and it was the taste of an upcoming sleepless night at home.

The doctor went here awhile ago and they informed the status of the baby, I am very quiet and nervous that they might give bad news and I'm glad that our baby is fine and healthy, although he is on 44 lbs, but the doctor said that it is fine and okay and we can take home Ashton starting tomorrow. Then I went to the medical records and fixed that birth certificate and the register girl told me that the docu can be picked up in a month in Pasig City Hall or after 6 months in NSO. Then I went down to the billing department and got a partial estimate on how much are we going to pay for Medical City. Tomorrow will be another busy day for us here, we will prepare to fix our things and start to move out and go home. Ashton was supposed to join us here in the room but I refuse to bring him here due to I have colds and cough and I don't him to catch it and it is very sensitive to him to catch flu at a 2 day old age.

I'm starting to recover fast, I went out in North Park, ate this big Nanking beef noodles, all yummy and hot and take some medicines, and after a few hours my chills are starting to be lessen. I'm excited and don't want to be quarantine at home and I want to play with Ashton in no time :)

Will upload more pics soon, as the mother is very strict and told me not to post his son's pic in my blog hahahaha. Thanks to The Medical City for the flowers and fruits..and thanks to Geiser Maclang Inc. for this awesome flower set, I never noticed it in the first place and I think it was delivered while I was sleeping. Thanks to all people who sends their non stop greetings and welcome to our new family. Expect the best from us and yes.. Im so excited na talaga.

on a funny note: I was about to meet Manny Pacquiao on Sunday and Monday, but he got hospitalized and our meet up was canceled, I just got this funny and crazy idea to invite him as one of the God Father of my son ahahahaha. no harm in trying :)

Sarah Jessica Parker Returns as Carrie Bradshaw (Opens June 2)


Sarah Jessica Parker reprises her award-winning role as New York writer Carrie Bradshaw in New Line Cinema’s “Sex and the City 2,” the eagerly anticipated sequel to 2008 film which grossed more than $415 million at the worldwide box office.

“It’s very moving and truly thrilling to be part of something that people have connected with and have strong feelings about,” says Parker, “something that they’ve welcomed into their homes every week and then gone to the theatre to watch. So we gave a lot of thought as to how we’d take them into the next phase, two years down the road.” (read more below)

MOVIES: KNIGHT AND DAY announces new opening JUNE 24 in Philippine cinemas


Shortening ‘fanticipation’ for the most awaited action-romantic movie of the year, the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz film “Knight and Day” books to an earlier opening on June 24 (Thursday) in Philippine cinemas.

“Knight and Day” shoots into a series of high-octane events when June Havens (Diaz) accidentally bumps into Roy Miller (Cruise), a mysterious man who seems to have fallen out from the government’s secret service. Popping in and out of June’s life, Roy manages to pull June in a string of ballistic episodes that threaten their lives. Running away from every group who assures them of safety, Roy and June continue the globetrotting chase as they try to figure out the truth in order to survive. (more below)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #4 "the internet"


Wow! I'm just surprised that Globe Tattoo supplied me with this speed, I just felt that I'm surfing the web at home. I bought a new sim here in 7-11 and used my Globe Tatttoo internet stick, at first I felt disappointed due to slow connection and I used the 24 hours unlimited supersurf50, and after disconnecting this afternoon and logging in back at night, I just experienced a high speed connection.

wow. keep it up Globe.
you never fail me this time during the birth of my 1st kid...and also after the ondoy too.

Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #3 "the mom is here!"


I took this pic using the webcam of Lace's Acer laptop and since that all of my data cable and card reader are at home.. I managed to use the webcam as a still camera. Lace doesn't want yet her pic to be uploaded because she said that her look is terrible, She's here with us inside the room, having a lot of rest and the moment she lie down is that she looks for food to eat and she's hungry. I'm glad that the food ration is here and she ate all of it, plus the choco fudge cake.

Nurses came in and they fix her properly on bed and applied some ice packs on her tummy and private parts as it was swollen and recovering, I saw blood under the sheets and I got dizzy and weak , you see that I have some phobias in hospitals, but I tired to be brave and help her aunt to assist Lace.

We're waiting til 10pm and she's going to give her first breast feed to Baby Ashton, the milk of moms are very important and it contains a special formula to keep them healthy. Tomorrow will be day 2 of our stay here, I'm excited to go home now and start a new life again..with me, Lace and baby Ashton.


Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #2 "baby is here!"

We waited for hours here in our room in The Medical City, we were wondering that Lace might deliver the baby around night time, but I decided to visit the pre labor room at around lunch time to test this Sony HDR XR550 video cam, and then the receptionist told me that Lace is already in 3cm. and delivery might be around 3PM. So I went back into the room and rested, I'm updating heavily in Facebook and in Plurk, so that all my friends, family and online network and community will be updated on what's going on.

I didn't expected the massive response of people in Facebook, and looks like a big and successful Facebook coverage, been updating it using my Globe powered laptop and Smart Sandbox mobile post. Everyone is excited and also praying for the safe delivery of Lace and our baby Ashton. As I was busy waiting some websites to load in the slow connection of internet, I fell asleep and been feeling worst as this flu is getting worst. I drank some water and then went back to sleep, I was already in the middle of dreamland when a loud ring of the landline phone woke me up, I stood up and answered the phone, the lady receptionist told me that Lace is in the delivery suite and ready to give birth, she told me if I have a camera and informed me to bring it and give it to the nurse.

I instructed the nurse on how to use the Sony cam, but then she told me that video is not allowed inside the delivery room,then I told her that's okay because the Sony HDR XR550 can take good still photos with flash, and then she told me that it is okay and flash photography is fine.

I waited for minutes in front of the delivery suite and then my sister arrives, and later on Lace's auntie arrived. It was around 2:40pm that we were called to meet the nurse and after a few minutes, the receptionist got a phone call and informed us that the baby is on the way at the lobby to meet us.

We went inside the delivery suite, but we were allowed only to stay infront of the lobby door and should step on the blue carpet of the delivery suite lobby, because the room is sterile and we are not allowed to go in there and we might infect the people inside, because we are not disinfected.

There we saw Baby Ashton lying in a special bed for babies and saw his eyes opened and with reddish lips and wow! he's a handsome baby! It was funny that he came out with the video cam, hhaahhaha. after having some short hello and welcome to the bright world to baby Ashton, we went back to the room and there I viewed the Sony cam and saw that the nurse took some videos during the baby clean up, and Lace fully awake and with the baby, saw the first time Lace kissed Ashton on the cheeks, she even asked permission if it is okay to touch the baby, and then she touched the cheeks and said that baby is cute and he greeted me on the video, and she laughed and thanked Sony for lending us the video cam hahaaha.. And I informed everyone that Ashton is a healthy bouncing baby blogger boy.

Doctor said that baby viewing is around 5-6pm, and Lace will be back here in our room.

wow! whew! tough day today..but the wait is worth it.
thanks everyone for the support and prayers.

il try to post pics and videos tomorrow.

love,
azrael, lace and baby ashton

Me, Lace and Baby Ashton delivery in The Medical City updates #1

I'm not feeling well today, and since Saturday I'm already fighting this flu and colds and the night of Sunday made me feel very sick and slept early in the evening, taking some medicines and canceled all of my internet work and blogging stuff. Lace woke me up in my middle of sleep, I'm so high and weak to stand up and I think that was around 9pm or 10pm, she told me that there's blood already coming out and she might be ready to be in labor anytime, I just told her to be ready and inform everyone the plan, I'm weak and sick that night and hoping that the deliver wont push through as I need to recover.

Then at 4:30am, Lace's water broke down and her mom woke me up and inform me that Lace is ready to give birth. I got my reserved energy and woke up. I check on Lace and she's on bed and told me that it is time.

Everyone started to move and pack our things, we drove to The Medical City from Cavite and arrived at 5:30am. We are relaxed and calm as Lace haven't felt any weird contractions. But after arrival in the pre labor room, the doctor said that she needs to be admitted quickly and be ready for the big day.

It is my first time to be a dad, and also sign all those forms at the admission office. We are required to place a 20k pesos initial payment and I decided to take the 3.3k per day Superior room, i took it because it has TV, telephone and refrigerator, I like the one room with internet connection but it is too pricey for me, thats around 6k per day.

Funny that we left all our valid IDs at home and I just told the admission lady that we panic and forgot to bring it, I'm glad that they accommodated us and happy that everything will be okay. We are now here in the room waiting for the announcement, I'm ready and will try to shoot the delivery with this Sony HDR-XR550, and it was a review unit that I'll use for shooting videos of Lace and the baby on their first week. I got my DLSR, but I forgot to bring the memory card hahahaa..fail.

I brought Lace's laptop, as you know that my laptop is broken, I like to bring the Mac Book Pro review unit,but I might encounter some problems loading and using this internet stick. I'm using the Globe sim in my Tattoo internet stick, I bought a new sim in a store here because my old tattoo sim seems not to work properly, but I still can surf it for free without and load, but I'm honest and want to pay the internet with Globe. I used the SuperSurf50 and send to 8888 unlimited one day internet surfing and it works properly, the only problem is that the new sim I bought loads only GPRS and not the HSDPA. But it's okay, I can still surf and check email and update everyone of the blogger baby :)

more updates soon and let's pray for a safe delivery.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ayos! Pinas: Pepsi Philippines joined forces with Hamilo Coast, WWF and the youth for coastal clean up

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I got invited to an out of town trip few weeks ago by Yehey! and it's the coastal clean up project conducted by Pepsi Philippines, WWF and Hamilo Coast. The trip is in Nasugbu, Batangas and the coastal clean up activity is at Hamilo Coasta. I got interested to join, because I haven't experienced a coastal clean up in my life and not only enjoy swimming under the sun, but also to learn the importance of cleaning our sea and protect marine animals. I didn't know that there were volunteers, and I thought that it was just me and few bloggers, the event became exciting as we arrived in Hamilo Coast with 2 buses packed with college students who volunteered in a print, tv and Facebook ad by Pepsi about Ayos! Pinas clean ups! (read more below)

SM City Taytay Grand Wifi Launching (event details)

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JOIN SM CITY TAYTAY's GRAND WIFI LAUNCH on May 29, Saturday and get a limited edition SM City Taytay premium items!!!

Free WIFI Dogtags for the first 60 registrants
Free ILOVESMCITYTAYTAY T-shirt for the first 100 registratnts
& Free Devant Gift Packs for the first 150 participants!!!

PLUS get a chance to win an LCD TV or portable DVD Players from DEVANT in the raffle and in-mall contests.

How to register:
- present a minimum food purchase of Php 150 with SM Bottled Water from SM Foodciurt
- participants should bring their own WIFI ready laptops, cellphones, PSP, etc.
- Should be a fan of SM City Taytay and Devant Facebook Fan Page...

For more details, call 6612033 to 37 :)

This event is brought to you by SM City Taytay and DEVANT :)

RSVP here
(read more below)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

about the blog original content

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(photo of me that enjoys PM Dawn live music, photo by Alex Dizon)

Greetings True Believers!

as you see that I'm sick today and trying to recover fast, because I have this meeting tomorrow and I need to be in good shape and never miss a chance of a lifetime to meet Manny Pacquiao. I'm already geared up and then received a text message that he's sick and our meeting was re-scheduled for Sunday, too bad that I'm not feeling well in the last 12 hours, but taking Biogesic really works and the drowsiness is almost gone, hoping for a full recover tomorrow morning.

Sorry that I haven't posted any cool material here in my blog, especially the original content I used to write and post here in my blog, My blog Azraels Merryland changed so much and never saw how it is very influential to my readers and to my co bloggers. Blogging about promos and brands are fun, and its an added content for our blog, but I'm having some hard time blogging with my own style and how to execute a good blog post. I just can't help in copy-pasting all those press release, but hey! I don't need to rewrite it, that's why there's press release material, for our reference and publication. Brands and events are coming so fast and I lost counting already and trying my best to accommodate everyone here in my blog.

After I recover, expect a major original content blog post, I guess its time to bring back the 2003 years here in my blog...er... minus the kiss and tell stories ha. heheh


SM Cinema is inviting student film makers to join "Big Shot" project

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SM Cinema's search for the best independent film makers in the country, “Big Shot”, was launched last May 5, and is set to revolutionize the Philippine film industry. The launch was simultaneous with the special screening of Bakal Boys, an indie film about children metal divers, supported by Apogee Productions, San Beda College, and the Aquino Foundation.

The screening was graced by the presence of respectable personalities like Fr. Aloysius Maranan, San Beda College Rector; Apogee Production's Mr. Albert Almendralejo; and Mr. Rapa Lopa of the Aquino Foundation. During his speech, Mr. Lopa emphasized the role of the cinemas as innovative venues for social awareness.

As everyone appreciated the well-applauded execution of Bakal Boys, Mr. Allan Florendo, SM Cinema's Sales and Marketing Head, went on to encourage the guests to join “Big Shot” and be a part of Philippine movie history.

Big Shot is open to all aspiring student film makers from any reputable college or university. From June 15 to August 15, participants may submit their best works which can be a short film or a full-length movie.

SM Cinema will then choose the top three (3) movies, and will award P500,000 each to the top three film makers. These film makers, with the help of renowned mentors, will each produce a full-length movie about “modern day heroism”. SM Cinema will show these movies during its Indie Film Festival on January 2011, right after the Manila Film Festival.

Log on to www.smcinema.com for more details on how to join “Big Shot”.

SM Cinema's CINEKADA photo contest

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SM Cinema is inviting all group or barkada who loves watching movies and hang out at SM Cinema, they have this contest called "Cinekada" the contest start already last April 30 and the end of the contest is on June 30, 2010. All you have to do is make a group fo 5 members in a barkada and post your group photos and with a write up.

contest mechanics posted at http://smcinema.com/SMCinemas/index.php?p=109&type=2&sec=1&aid=6068

o! ano pa hinihintay ng mga movie bloggers natin.
basta ba 18-25 years old pwede sumali.

Coolest Gadgets for FREE* Only From Globe

Get a GLOBE Postpaid Plan 1800 or higher and get one of these bundles for FREE:

· Nintendo Wii plus Nokia 2730c

· Sony PSP 3006 plus a Nokia 2730c


Get a Globe Postpaid plan 2500 or higher and get:

· Sony PS3 Slim 120GB plus a Nokia 2730c.


MECHANICS

1. Submit proof of ID, proof of billing and proof of income (amount of which should be commensurate to the plan value applied for) to any Globe store in GMA. Fill up the Mobile Application Form. Applicants must submit the above documents in order to qualify for the offer.

2. Subscribers should maintain the subscription for at least 24 months, otherwise the subscriber will be charged with the Handset Base Price plus the Gadget Base Price.

3. One-month advance payment is required and will be offset with the first month’s bill.


Promo is from May 1 to May 31, 2010 only.

For more information, visit the nearest Globe Store* or call (02)730-1000.

You can also check out http://site.globe.com.ph/features/gadgets_galore for more details.

*Available in GMA Only

SM Hypermarket opens 20th branch in the world’s most densely populated district in North Harbour

SM Hypermarket is now open in North Harbour, Manila
I missed the opening of SM Hypermarket last week, but do check the info posted here if you plan to visit it at the North harbor area.

PR info: An all new experience with a touch of the familiar is happening this side of the metropolis. SM Hypermarket North Harbour is now open, revitalizing shopping in the world’s most densely populated area.

SM Hypermarket North Harbour will be serving approximately a million consumers in the bustling neighborhood of Manila, Navotas and Caloocan, providing them with a holistic shopping experience where most shopping needs are satisfied all in one go.
(read more below)

TECH: Sony Philippines' 3 Day Big Sale starting May 28

All roads lead to the Megatent on May 28th

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It's time for another massive shopping of electronic gadgets, mobile phones, digital imaging and also entertainment devices as Sony Philippines marks up their 3 day big sale on May 28-30, 2010. The big event and super discount as up to 50 percent off will be held at the Mega Tent Events Place along Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

items with discounts will be the line of Sony Bravia LCD Tv, Bravia Theatre system, Sony Dvd movies, Walkman, Vaio laptops, Sony Ericsson phones, cybershot digital cameras, Sony Handycam camcorders and many more.

All promo items have discounts, free accessories and a 12 month 0% interest deal.

Different stores will be there to sell these cool items, Abenson, Anson's, Automatic Centre, Avid, Western, Electroworld, CameraHaus, Robinsons Appliances and TCA.

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I'm wondering now if Sony Blogie is on sale...




Send a Havaianas Happy Sole to Brazil

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PR info: After nearly three months, the world-famous Brazilian flip-flops brand Havaianas unveiled the top ten happiest entries for the Havaianas “Happy Soles Will Travel to Brazil ” contest. Havaianaticos were asked to submit video entries answering the question, “If anything was possible, what would you do to make the world happy for a day?”

“We are so pleased with the overwhelming response from Havaianaticos for this creative competition,” said Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines . “With the huge number of entries, the judges were really entertained and had a hard time judging.”
(read more below)

MOVIES: Perky and poignant talents in "MARMADUKE" and "RAMONA & BEEZUS"

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(left: Caroline Sunshine in MARMADUKE /
right: Selena Gomez and JoeyKing in RAMONA & BEEZUS)

Up and coming youngsters Caroline Sunshine and Joey King lend an organic mesh of endearment to upcoming family movies “Marmaduke” and “Ramona and Beezus.”

Caroline Sunshine is Barbara Winslow in the bigger-than-life family adventure “Marmaduke.” The world’s most lovable Great Dane, Marmaduke leaps from the comic strip and continues to live the good life with the Winslows. The Winslows are about to move out from their old neighborhood because of Phil’s (Lee Pace) work location. Beleaguered wife Debbie (Judy Greer) along with their children and Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson) suddenly find their life turned upside down. For Marmaduke, he must navigate the canine turf wars and find himself a place among his new set of acquaintances.
(read more below)

HEALTH : DOH - MSD free nationwide cervical cancer screening for women ages 25 to 44 on May 26

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Press Info : Fighting Cervical Cancer and More
It is estimated that 12 Filipino women die of cervical cancer every day, making it the second most common cancer among women in the Philippines. About 6,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; more than half of them will die within five years.
(read more below)

TECH : Toughest printing jobs with Samsung monochrome printers

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Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation announced recently the launch of their new monochrome laser printer - ML-1660. You thought that monochrome printers and hardcopies are out in this generation, but Samsung is here for the basic blacka and white laser printer. Small, but powerful and it has one touch printing features, low noise level and an impressive printing speed.
(read more below)

TV: George Lucas and Dave Filoni interview and share their update about "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters"

My laptop broke down and forgot to share this great news to everyone. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters is now showing every Friday at 7:30pm in Cartoon Network. I just can't believe that the Clone Wars saga reached a long storyline in animation mode. Check the info below and also an interview with George Lucas.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters-- bigger, bolder and more intense than ever before
Fierce battles, expanded storylines, and ground-breaking animation raise the stakes higher than ever before in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rise of the Bounty Hunters premiering on Cartoon Network in May. With new episodes every Friday at 7:30 PM, the series features the continuing adventures of the Jedi as their lives grow more complex and secretive. Forbidden relationships are revealed and a new breed of villain enters to take advantage of the wartime turmoil. Season two introduces these lawless rogues into the fray along with a host of new characters, locations and creatures. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Star Wars universe, The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters is bigger, bolder and more intense than ever before!

George Lucas, creator and executive producer of Star Wars the Clone Wars and Dave Filoni, the show’s supervising director share exciting highlights on the all-new season:

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What do you see as the biggest differences between this season and the first season?

GEORGE LUCAS: The series is progressing a lot like the live-action movies. In the first season, we were able to keep things light; it was a conflict between good and evil, with clear-cut good guys and bad guys, much like the first movie. We were able to explore the world and introduce our characters, setting the tone. The second season furthers the story like The Empire Strikes Back did for the original trilogy. It’s more complicated, and we’re seeing that an ongoing war isn’t as simple as we’d been led to believe. The only difference is that the original movies led to the victory over the Empire, while our series will finish off at the beginning of Episode III, which is a low point for the Republic. (more below)

Food and Faith: A Culinary Excursion to Pampanga from the perspective of a molecular gastronomist

I'm inviting everyone again for a Pampanga travel and food tour organized by my friend for May 29th, just read the details below on how to avail this tour. I like to inform that the Taal tour was canceled due to intense heat anywhere in central Luzon.

TOUR ITINERARY
Saturday, May 29, 2010


6:30 AM Assembly time at Market! Market!

7:00 AM Departure from Market! Market! Other pick up points: EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, SM North parking under the Skydome.

8:30 AM Breakfast at Atsing Lilian’s Cocina in Parian, Mexico
Lilian Borromeo, granddaughter of Kapampangan poet Monico Mercado (Jose Rizal’s second cousin), prepares a heavy breakfast consisting of tidtad (dinuguan), pisto (rebuelto), galantina, kilayin, tsokolate king batirul, duat at gatas damulag, tejadang kamatis; she will give a demo on how to make sanikulas biscuits.

Girl Power TECH Fair this May 27-30, 2010 in selected SM Cyberzone branches and in SM City Marikina

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Girl Power TECH Fair this May 27-30, 2010 in all SM Cyberzone branches

May 27-30, 2010 will mark the grand technology and gadgets fair for girls and moms, there will be a wide selection of electronic, mobile and digital gadgets for all ladies.

All items are discounted..plus get some freebies!

Visit all SM Cyberzone participating branches.

Don't forget to drop by in SM City Marikina for the Girl Power TECH Fair 2010.

Legend of the Loser Knight

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I joined a Fullers London Pride drinking contest while ago at The Reserve Bar, and I joined because I'm so thirsty and I just arrived late in the venue. I didn't know in the first place that the prize of the contest is a BlackBerry Bold. I got nervous and excited, my body cooperates and tuck my stomach and ready release this hunger and thirst.

after drinking..

I lost...

a foreigner just finished his giant mug of beer in just..hmm..less than...10 seconds.
hard core grabe!

Invitation for Enchanted Kingdom Blogger Event on May 23

Inviting our blogger friends to witness the Flores de Laguna en Mayo on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the Park Grounds at 3PM. Participated by our Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 delegates.

Afterwards, enjoy our new water park, EK Biki Waterworld, by playing our latest corporate offering, Aqualympics, at 6:30PM! Dinner will be served at 8PM.

Please bring swimming clothes or swimsuits, fresh clothes, towels and etc.

We will also assign you to be part of Aqualympics in a group of 5 per team, we will email you back on which color team you are included.

A bus will be available at 1:30PM at our office, G/F The Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Departure from the Park to Makati will be at 9PM.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dER3WDdoSU9rSG94c3E0R1FaVVZlR1E6MQ

sign up now! I still have 10 slots left :)
20 bloggers already signed up in this event-activity.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Inviting bloggers for a Fashion Week event and after party in SM MOA

Hi bloggers.. fashion bloggers and music bloggers

I like to invite you for a Fashion week event at SM Mall of Asia ATRIUM
on May 26, 2010 at 6:30pm and an after party at Taste Asia in SM Mall of Asia at 7:30pm on the same date.

if you are interested to be part of the event
and get a chance to win a Lenovo Ideapad s10-2 and many other prizes.

then register here at

Sunsilk Co-Creations Fashion Show
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFl4WWdmQVRwMUlYeEpzN21qSEVDcnc6MQ

(limited to 50 bloggers for this invite)

I will send the official event invite via email to all active bloggers who registered
and info about the tickets for the fashion show

see you there!

(fake blogs and non active blogs will be rejected in this registration)

Lace and the wheel chair

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Here's a photo of Lace having her fist wheel chair experience here in Medical City, the doctor suggested that she needs to be in bed in order to complete the 37 weeks. She's on due in no time, and we can't have a 35 weeks in labor, she took 2 shots of steroids for the baby to power up the lungs, one shot was given after 12 hours. So we stayed in Gohotels.ph, the room is nice, but its so sad that food is not allowed inside the room and we need to eat it outside the room. Wifi signal is very bad too, I wasted Php1,799 pesos for a night stay. Sana nag Sogo Hotel na lang kami, may wifi pa at room service.

the day ended here in Starbucks Podium, serving wifi at lats and doing some of those deadlines
Smartbro internet stick is broken..weird nga e. But Globe works fine, but I dont have it with me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MOVIES: Shrek Forever After laugh at your own risk (movie review by an Ogre blogger)

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Shrek Forever After is the final chapter of the whole saga and story of Shrek, the former lonely ogre who is now an instant celebrity, a father, a friend, and still an ogre. The film celebrated its first debut on 3D cinema and made it on time in the era of 3D cinema and IMAX, I went to the movie premiere while ago in SM MOA IMAX Theater and my expectations were right that IMAX 3D never fails in any CGI animated movie. (more review below)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MOVIES: it's an Ogre Day at IMAX SM Mall of Asia for the movie premiere of Shrek Forever After

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The movie premiere night of Shrek Forever After while ago in IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia is a special screening because I heard from the Selina of UIP and Wilson Teng of Solar Entertainment that Shrek 2nd movie was the first movie they launched partnership of Solar and UIP, so the premiere is kinda magical and it is their 126th film as partners, I also heard that this is the final chapter of Shrek and before closing the books and put it on the shelf, we are going to expect Puss in Boots movie in the future that will be voiced by Antonio Banderas.

There were booths for kids, food tasting and games to everyone. They gave away some Nestle Koko Krunch that comes out with a Shrek toys to kids and a special discount offer to parents who want to buy the cereal. After the screening, audience were welcomed by Shrek himself and it was funny that he keeps on smiling and wave to all people. Thanks to Solar-UIP and congrats for another cute and funny movie premiere.

Shrek Forever After is showing on May 20, 2010 in all Philippine cinemas, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX.

more pics below

MOVIES: Shrek Forever After on May 20


Shrek Forever After is the 4th movie and last installment of the CGI animated movie Shrek. Me and Lace will be in SM IMAX tonight to watch the movie, while the Movie bloggers is now in Eastwood City Cinema 6 for the 3D cinema launching and also premiere of Shrek, there will be a meet and greet with Shrek too, I just hope they can bring Shrek in SM MOA later.

thanks to Solar-UIP for inviting me for the press screening and movie premiere and also thanks to Eastwood City for inviting our Manila Bloggers.

movie details 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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