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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Add me in ( new online tambayan!)

hi guys!
i'm Azrael Coladilla,
blogger, photography hobbyist, comics-movies-toy fan,
social media lurker and a member.

If you have a account, then I like to invite you to add me here

join!! it's the most engaging local social networking site (created for Filipinos), and also the only social networking site that enables users to earn credits or e-money to buy stuff online at the shop

check out also the blogging contest, will award a HP laptop to the winner
see you there!

editing the 9th Philippine Toy Con poster

Theres a lot of drama already in creating this event poster and it was the hardest moment for me and it was like designing the poster last year, which needed a lot of inspiration, but today the poster was a collab design with the people of the official licensee of DC Comics, so its hard to design it and requires approval from their global office. I waited a week for the added design and just used the old layout from the previous poster and pasted it here in the new poster.

I also added new toy figure images that matches the theme today, its so sad that we can put any Marvel figures and it might get a conflict with our event partner DC Comics. Last night was the last render of the poster and the sad part is that, another poster was created with out my knowledge and it will be printed as our official poster, but my layout is good as they say and this will be used for other collateral, kainis talaga.

photo above is that I'm adding the last event partner in the poster. and below is the final poster.

Friday, June 04, 2010

ANIME: InuYasha & InuYasha The Final Act premieres 22 June, airing weekdays 7.30pm first & exclusively on Animax

InuYasha The Final Act 2 (Medium)
InuYasha & InuYasha – The Final Act

Animax is the only TV network across Asia to broadcast the complete InuYasha series with InuYasha to be followed by InuYasha – The Final Act.

Kagome Higurashi, a schoolgirl in modern-day Tokyo falls through a well and lands in feudal Japan where she meets InuYasha, the titular half-dog demon born to a dog demon father and human mother. It turns out that Kagome is in possession of the Jewel of Four Souls, a power-enhancing and wish-granting artefact sought by humans and demons alike. (more below)

MOVIES: Free collectible cards for early buyers of IMAX ticket for Toy Story 3

Advance Selling copy
SM Cinema is having a promo for Toy Story 3. For every purchse of two tickets at IMAX Theatre Mall of Asia or IMAX Theatre SM North Edsa from May 28-June 16, 2010, moviegoers will get one FREE Toy Story 3 Trading card set. People can collect all 26 Toy Story 3 collectible cards.

check out the card images below
Collectible Cards_character Collectible Cards

TV5's BFGF - The Mall Show Live @ SM City Taytay!
Featuring Alex Gonzaga, Kean Cipriano, Cris Cayzer, Nico Ibaviosa, Diane Medina, Louise Delos Reyes, Zyrus Desamparado, Alyana Asistio, Ykka Asistio, Angelo Patrimonio, Pio, JR De Guzman and the CALLALILY BAND!!!

June 5 | Saturday | 4:00pm | Event Center

SM City Taytay! Home of the most exciting events in Rizal!

How to catch Christine Reyes online at Blog TV

The entire web community got a new hobby for this month, and that's watching and talking and also catching Christine Reyes online at BlogTV, I just saw this plurk post from my network and she said that it was really Christine Reyes who is online and posted a Twitter post and link to her live video streaming page at BlogTV, I was curious and logged in and surprised to see her online and talking to her fans via chat and also in video, lots of people are requesting to greet them and then I took the chance to type my name and let her greet me, too bad that my internet connection is choppy which I missed the part when she greeted me, my wife and my son. She also invites everyone to vote for her for the FHM sexiest women.

I immediately log in to my BlogTV account, I'm glad I have an account there and added Christine Reyes' profile in my network and there I will be notified via email every time she will be online. The first time I saw her online is that she's wearing this black nighties and then after some video chat, she started to remove it one by one, oh wow! it was a free show for all hahaha and all my guy friends got crazy, kinda teases us, but she told us that she is out of the country, the following day we saw her again online and preparing to attend a night out, and then the following day again we saw her jamming with Bugoy inside the bed room, singing and dancing, and couple of days ago I saw her tired and looks like she lacks a lot of sleep, and last time I saw her online was last night, in a black blouse and busy talking to people.

so there you go! subscribe to her account by adding her and be notified via email when she is live and online. watch her live here at

Going back in time!

Melo's QC tonight will be in 1950's. expect some bloggers in their 1950's outfit. I can't find a better outfit, like I'm going out as Dick Tracy, James Dean or Elvis Presly, but I am more interested in this Back to Future movie in their 1955 outfit.

well, good luck to me kung ano makukuha ko damit sa baul ko.
what's your 1950's outfit tonight?

CONTEST: Win prizes by answering this question - What is your toughest job?

I'm running a simple but fun contest for all of my blog readers and also for those who saw this post in other blogs and network. It is for the "Search for the Toughest Jobs in the RP", means that we are in search of the toughest job here in our country and this mini contest is inline with Alaxan FR main contest via at, but here in my blog you are given a chance to win some premium prizes like shirts, cellphone accessories and etc. all from Alaxan FR.

all you have to do is post a comment below and answer this question:
"What is your toughest job?"

1. Post your answer in my blog comment and explain why you have the tough job. please include your name and your occupation. (if you can post a url image of your photo, that will be great!)
2. Submit also your entry and photo of you and your toughest job via email: and get a chance to win big cash cash money prize! c/o Alaxan FR.
3. I will choose 3 tough jobs and they will win the prize.
4. Deadline of submission of entries is on July 15, 2010.

here's my sample:

Toughest Job in RP : BLOGGER
Being a blogger is the toughest job in the Philippines, I work on my own schedule, be my own boss, post and write content for my blog, cover events using my camera, video cam and cellphone, I don't have any insurance so bahala na pag nasakatan ako or nadisgrasya, being a blogger is like a service already in delivering information and content for my readers and the good part here is that sometimes I get paid, and the other part is.. I don't get paid or earn money from it, that's why I work hard and be active in blogging so that my Google adsense hits the cashout requirements hehehe, so visit my blog always, para sweldo ko na din yung pag visit nyo hehehe.

to know more about the main contest
check out our press release below

TECH: TOUCHBOOKS: The Tactile Textbook Project for the visually impaired students

Here's a new technology and a project for the visually impaired students who needs educational materials that is specially designed for them, it works as a visual textbook for the blind and also they have a project wherein they can enjoy and experience the artwork display in a musuem.

galing di ba? now our blind friends can learn more and much easy for the blind educators to conduct a learning program, so check out our feature below and the press release of TOUCHBOOKS: The Tactile Textbook Project (read more below)

Alien Toy Story 3 wearing a Barong- 9th Philippine Toy Con toy figure exclusive

Alien wearing a Barong - Toy Story 3 exclusive toy for Philippine  ToyCon 2010
Mindstyle Philippines just sent this to us and announced that the “Alien character of Toy Story 3 wearing a BARONG polo” will be our exclusive toy figure for the 9th Philippine Toy Con, no price yet and how many set will be released in the event. The figure is inline with the series “When aliens meet artists” mini figure exclusive that is designed by McG.

Grab this figure on June 19-20, 2010 at the 9th Philippine Toy Con at the Megatrade Hall 2-3, SM Megamall.

Barong or Barong Tagalog is a embroidered formal garment and the national costume for Filipino men in the Philippines that is commonly used as an attire for wedding and formal occasions.

TOYS: Manny Pacquiao approves the Pacquiao vs. Mickey Mouse art toys collectible set

Manny X Mickey
We have here the actual photo of the art toy collectible set of Manny Pacquiao vs. Mickey Mouse and you can see that our champ Manny Pacquiao smiles and gave final approval to Mindstyle Philippines for the design and final mock up of the toy figure set. Wow! I didn't expected that the figure is that big.

I got a talk with Manny few days ago and he is happy and said that kids will enjoy to play with the toys and he is very thankful to God for the blessings he receives, hey! having a toy figure side by side with the most popular cartoon character in the world is such an awesome level.

Manny Pacquiao X Mickey Mouse is a Walt Disney and Mindstyle Philippines collaboration and it will be released next month to all Team Pacquiao stores.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Using ASUS Eee PC 4G with Win XP

I finally installed successfully a Win XP OS to this old ASUS Eee PC, the original OS was Linux and I encounter a lot of problem especially in connecting to the internet and I loss my patience and got the tip in installing the Win XP using our USB thumb drive. I just googled and found some tips in transferring your Win XP installer CD into the USB, I just did it with my broken laptop with a defective DVD drive, so I installed a fresh Win XP to my 4 year old Compaq laptop and it works. I managed to download a software that recovers your Win XP serial number, I lost the S/n when someone threw the CD case in the trash and I'm glad that there's a software that can recover your Win XP S/n from a PC.

Facebook surf in Megamall Atrium, surfing the net using the mall's free wifi and eat in my favorite resto

Me Plurk surfing to the max at Krispy Kreme BHS

After installing everything, I went to this forum as it was shared to my by the team and learned on how to solve that hal.dll problem in Asus Eee PC, but its hard to bypass it, but then I discovered that installing the Win XP in a USB should be inserted in the left side of the netbook. After installing, I went to ASUS drivers download and installed everything. Win XP works properly now and I love using it and carry it with me. May silbi na din sa wakas itong ASUS Eeepc 4G.

You know that its hard to trouble shoot this machine, and because of this successful experiment, no need now to buy a new netbook. Muntikan pa naman ako bumili ng HP mini few weeks ago.

MOVIES: Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am pens song for "Knight And Day"

Black Eyed Peas’ pens a song entitled “Someday” in Tom Cruise’s latest action film “Knight and Day.” The Black Eyed Peas debuted the song by spinning it at an after-party that followed their concert at London’s O2 Arena last May 27. Related video for the song may be viewed via (more below)

TECH: ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Tablet unveiled

ASUS Eee Pad EP121 12 inch
The generation of compact gadgets and portability is now in the list of cool new trends in world and everyone got crazy in these new gadgets because they are easy to carry, easy to use and an eye candy.And we have here is the new ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Tablet that was showcased earlier at the ASUS Computex Booth in Taiwan. Check out our short feature below, thanks to ASUS for sending some info about the new product. (more below)

TECH: BlackBerry Smartphones to Mobilize Shanghai World Expo

As you see that mobile solutions are now entering the event and expo, this gave me an idea in future events, and being connected to your staff and team in organizing and managing the event is very important, communication is the key in order to have a successful festivities or expo. And a good example here in using mobile solutions in events is the BlackBerry sponsoring the Expo 2010 Shanghai China.

BlackBerry is the official "Smartphone Project Sponsor" for the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, and this was announced earlier by the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination that BlackBerry from Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will be usedc and deployed to all managers and event staff of the event in order to have a better connectivity and communication in leading up the expo. The BlackBerry solutions will give better enhanced communications and it will increase the productivity of each mobile user by using the phone for calls, email, mms, messaging, calendar and other info needs. (more news below)

John Lloyd Cruz - the new endorser for Jack ’n Jill Magic

John Lloyd Cruz and me after the magic show

The magic of this event started during the SPIT's show and it was a total laugh trip with Gabe Mercado and the SPIT gang brought us funny stage acts and also a magic trick that they pop out John Lloyd Cruz infront of the stage after a blink of an eye. (more news below)

the blogger and the boxer : Azrael and Manny Pacquiao

the boxer and the blogger: Manny Pacquaio, pound for pound king of the ring/fighter/congressman and Azrael Coladilla, quarter pounder burger challenger/daddy boy.

got an awesome talk and chat with Manny Pacquaio few days ago and I'm glad he's fine after that ulcer attack, but he's on top shape and ready to rumble. Will post soon on what we have discussed here in my blog. so abangan!

KFC Krushers will take you to any of your dream destination

newyork (Small)
KFC announced this funny photo contest called Sweet Escape photo conteest, and also an awesome grand prize 400k pesos worth of travel and budget to any dream destination were you can spend your vacation and leisure with a friend of a family member. All you need to do is take photos of you and your friend and pretend that you are in a different country, like take a photo behind the Manila Post Office and pretend that you are in Greece, or go to Manila Zoo and pretend you are in the safari land of Africa, take pics of you and some cosplayers and hang out in little Tokyo in Makati and pretend you are in Japan. There are many ideas and funny concept, or just go to surfing location and say that you are in Hawaii or have a photo with a high rise building in Makati and pretend you are in New York City ala Sex and the City. (read more below)

Animax launches the Ani-mates : Stephanie Henares, Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao

Animax is here with us for already 6 years and they continue in full blast delivering us good quality anime tv shows and programs for the youths, with more than 40 million viewers in 27 million homes in 12 countries, we can say that Animax is always the first in everything, like having that simultaneous live anime broadcast, and engaging the viewers not only in cable tv but also in mobile, internet and ground events, but the most interesting part of Animax is having their very own VJ on every show, it was like watching a music channel but the VJ host are one of the icons of the pop culture like in JPop, Kpop, anime and cosplay. At the media event, they announced to us their Animax VJ or shall we say the Animax Ani-Mates, and we present to you the 1st Ani-mates - tv personality and host Stephanie Henares, and the cosplay princesses-sister Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao. (more news below)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

MOVIES: Welcome to the 3D World of TOY STORY 3

Disney/Pixar‘s “Toy Story 3” raises the bar for 3D filmmaking and exhibition, and takes full advantage of the newest technology to bring depth and dimension to the story. For this film, the Pixar team has perfected and pioneered the latest 3D advances to tell their story in a visually dynamic way. Director Lee Unkrich says that while 3D certainly enhances the moviegoing experience, Pixar has been incorporating dimension into their films all along. (more below)

MOVIES: Justin Bieber Sings Theme Song of THE KARATE KID (Opens June 11)

Music world’s current teen sensation Justin Bieber follows up his No. 1 hit “Baby” with his latest single “Never Say Never,” the theme song of Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure “The Karate Kid” starring the legendary Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, son of Hollywood superstar Will Smith. (read more below)

Zeong production note 1

Another code name for another project that the main reason I am busy today, been writing and attending meetings and my brain started to run normal and even that the sleepless night comes and priorities are coming from left to right, it means that I should not stop working and blog right now. Some people are laughing behind my back and said that I might be stuck at home taking care of my kid, and I laugh at them back and they didn't know that I'm much more busier in many things, not just in blogs or events.

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I'm cooking up something and this is just one of the many projects I'm handling for 2010. I was riding a cab going to SM MOA and then we got stuck in traffic in Makati and the cab stopped in the middle of the rail road, we looked from left to right and see if there's any train coming, and then the incident might remind me that I should look,listen and stop .. study, observe and make a right decision.

Zeong is the code name of the project, the word comes from that mobile suit armor of Char Aznable from the Gundam anime series.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

CONTEST: Join the Fizzer blog contest and win HP Pavilion DV4-2160 laptop

There's a blog contest at and they are giving away one cool HP Pavilion laptop to lucky bloggers who will post a blog content about your dedication/message to the incoming President of the Philippines. Mechanics and rules can be found at

HP Pavilion DV4-2160
- Notebook PC
- Intel Core i5-430M processor 2.26 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.53 GHz
- HP Webcam
- 320 GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
- 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
- LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+RW with Double Layer Support
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- HP MediaSmart
- HP Mobile Remote Control
- 14.1" Diagonal WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1280x800) is a pinoy social networking site with photo gallery, blogs and news portal, and it allow users to connect to other members and also earn points by surfing or using the site, and these points can be converted into e-money to buy cellphone credits or any item posted in the Fizzer shop. I'm a member there! so join join join join join~ the contest!

Hanging out with pinoy otakus

Great meet up yesterday at Conway's bar in Makati Shangri La with anime fans, otaku bloggers, gamers and cosplayers at the Animax press con. Awesome to hang out with our online friends which we usually talk about anything about anime, games, movies, toys (and hentai) aahaaha. It was a great meet up and conversation when OLD and NEW otakus meet and share different thoughts about the fandom and the undying anime industry and pop culture, also we share different titles need to watch or read and it was like a sharing of ideas of old geeks and modern geeks.

I'm lazy to blog today, so Im going to share you this pic for as of now, I'll have a good write up about the event and also an announcement from Animax. Thanks to Animax, Werner Asia, and Alodia for inviting me at the press con. Fun day! dapat maulit ito, anyone wants to have another lunch or dinner otaku bloggers meet up.

pics above by and Richie dela Merced

Jackie Chan Mentors Jaden Smith in THE KARATE KID (Opens June 11)

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Asian superstar and global legend Jackie Chan stars as Mr. Han, a Beijing maintenance man who is secretly a master of kung fu, in Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure “The Karate Kid.” As Han teaches transplanted American kid Dre (Jaden Smith) that kung fu is not about punches and parries -- but maturity and calm -- Dre learns that facing down the bullies in his school will be the fight of his life. (more below)

"Prince of Persia" Grosses P60.8-M in 4Days, Opens at No. 1 in RP

MANILA, May 31, 2010 -- Walt Disney Pictures’ fantasy adventure “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” royally opened at No. 1 in the Philippines, amassing a majestic P60.8-million nationwide gross for the May 27-30 weekend frame. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Philippines, the film’s local distributor.

The Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer posted Disney’s all-time third-biggest opening weekend, only bested by 2007’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (P71-M) and 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (P66-M). (more below)

Monday, May 31, 2010

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

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

part3 (6)
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

part2 (6)
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
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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