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Saturday, June 19, 2010

9th Philippine ToyCon 2010 production note 15 - DAY ZERO!!!

I just can't believe that we are already 9 years!!!! and I'm here at the day zero of our event, I've posted some photos of our venue and some attractions you will here at ToyCon.

The awesome entrance gate at the Megatrade Hall 2. and you can see here the ticket booth on the right side and the information booth on the left side, vip guest list, media and band performers should proceed to the information booth for their passes.

read more below

Melo's Steakhouse (Jupiter st., Makati City)

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I know your mouth is watering already when you read the word steak and also see this photos in my blog, well I like to direct you to my food feature at my other blog "Food Pilipinas Blog" and read about this special menu perfect for Father's day at Melo's Steakhouse. The Steak ala Dad will be the new talk of the town this coming Father's day season.

visit and read my feature : Steak ala Dad, the best treat for Father's Day at Melo's Steakhouse

Thursday, June 17, 2010

TECH: Mobile Plurk from GLOBE

I haven't tried it due to my globe phone has no load, but will try it later and post a review.
good work globe!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

EVENT: Inviting you for a Blog launching event at Resorts World Hotel (front of NAIA 3)


Be a part of blog launching event on June 22, 2010 at the Republiq, Resorts World Hotel across NAIA 3, event will start at 11:20am up to 2:00pm

and also get a chance to win gadgets like Apple iPad.

register here at

and location of Resorts World Hotel (infront of NAIA 3),+Pasay,+Philippines&hl=en&cd=1&ei=dHoYTP__MZ6ciwP40PT8Dw&sig2=a93cv9GRGnymaUGUkH7XXg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=17783326317203424140&iwloc=A&ved=0CCIQpQY&sa=X

Azrael and Ashton : the Lonewolf and Cub of the blogosphere

looks like it will be me and Ash today, and this inspires me to dig more about the manga, tv and film classic of Lonewolf and Cub, can't wait to introduce this to him when he grows up, just like my father who introduce me to the tv series and film during my youngling years. Do you still remember this tv series that runs every night in IBC 13 ? and also the classic film that was aired uncut during the 80's ? looks like I'm going to raid CScentrl at Toycon for some Lonewolf and Cub movies.

perfect material this fathers day!


9th Philippine Toy Convention production note 14

check out the super colored print ad of our event, the Toycon poster appears on a page of Business World, thanks to ohmski for the great job and also being our print partner for the event. I think this colored print ad will appear til Saturday.

its kinda sad that the poster was shown is not the final poster I edited, but what the heck, it is still Toycon, but I'm having bad vibes for our event, because if my heart is not in the poster. oh well, that's life and I can't even teach my group on how to take care of this brand, and for the 9th year we are always late and cramming for pre production, i just hope this 10th year on 2011 will be much more organized.

MOVIES: INCEPTION Gets IMAX Release in Philippines

omg. IMAX... now I'm super excited for this film. and finally a date - July 15, 2010, I've posted the new trailer, watch it below.

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures recently announced that “Inception,” directed by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be released to IMAX theatres in the Philippines simultaneously with the film's wide release in Digital 2D and conventional cinemas on July 15. (read more below)

MOVIES: First Look : Walt Disney's TANGLED (not your ordinary Rapunzel movie)

a new movie that we should watch out soon, and its all about these long hairs, prince and princeses...and opss, no prince, bandit and the tower of Rapunzel.

Walt Disney Pictures presents the first-look photos from one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told – “Tangled.”

In the film, when the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair.
(more below)

MOVIES: Warner Bros. Releases INCEPTION Character Banners

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Warner Bros. has just launched the new character banners of “Inception,” the upcoming sci-fi action-thriller from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight,” “Batman Begins”).

The banners feature the seven major individual characters led by The Extractor (Leonardo DiCaprio), The Tourist (Ken Watanabe), The Point Man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), The Shade (Marion Cotillard), The Architect (Ellen Page), The Forger (Tom Hardy) and The Mark (Cillian Murphy). (read more below)

MOVIES: "The Karate Kid" Grosses P59.67-M in 4 Days, Opens at No. 1

MANILA, June 15 – Filipino audiences have found a new screen idol in child actor Jaden Smith as his movie, Columbia Pictures’ “The Karate Kid” becomes the week’s undisputed box-office champion, grossing a smash P59.67-million in four days (June 11 to 14), and opening at No. 1 nationwide. This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of local distributor, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

The film has been playing to capacity crowds in cinemas across the country, warmly received by moviegoers unanimously charmed by the new, young action star.

Also starring the legendary Jackie Chan, “The Karate Kid” easily surpassed the openings of the Asian superstar’s past blockbusters, including “Rush Hour,” “Shanghai Knights,” “Shanghai Noon” and “Forbidden Kingdom.” (read more below)

COVERAGE: Smartmatic thanksgiving party

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A night of fun, dance, music, singing, and eating. It was the thanksgiving party of Smartmatic at the Establishment, The Fort. I just received the invite this morning and I am really excited to attend and congratulate the people behind the automated election and the success of it brought us an easy election to select the new leader of the nation. As I enter the venue, I thought that I entered the wrong floor, and I just noticed that Cesar Flores is dancing and everyone is partying already. Great to see again the media people who were always there present in covering the election and also the introduction of the PCOS machine, James Jimenez and the Comelec, Smartmatic team and the voters education crew,, and my own team for the

I missed the raffling of the 4 iPad, and I just discovered it after arriving home when I saw Maan's photo album, oh jeezzzz it was my chance to win a gadget and I let it pass out of my hand hhhaaahah. I really miss everyone and hope to see them in another party and I'm happy to be part of history in being involved in this automated election project as a blogger.

COVERAGE : An Accelerated History of the Universe forum with astrophycist Dr. Daniel Holz (at Starbucks Dialogues)

Starbucks just started to have a very interesting topic in their Dialogues series and now with guest astrophycist Dr. Daniel Holz of Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico, USA), he is a graduate of Princeton with a degree in Physics and got his Masters from the Univ. of Chicago and received his Ph.D from Albert Einstein Inst. in Porsdam, Germany.

He shared to us his research and also on study about the birth of the universe, its elements, shape and its age. It was a nosebleed moment for me to understand and also discover about our universe, I felt that I'm watching a live tv broadcast of National Geographic or Discovery Channel. Dr. Daniel Holz delivers a strong knowledge to everyone who are present in Starbucks Jupiter st. Makati branch and some say that their experience is much more better than attending that Al Gore forum few days ago, and I joke around and said that Dr. Holz should be talking in a bigger audience and have it in SMX venue. ( read more below)

Monday, June 14, 2010

COVERAGE: Eveready: Kasama sa Pagbuo ng Isang Laging Handang Pilipinas Event @ Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia

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Eveready celebrated their 110th anniversary at the music hall of SM Mall of Asia, the event started in a presentation of the various contribution of Eveready and being the 1st and leader in battery and flashlight, I didn't know in the first place that Eveready started as an American brand in 1900's and then they developed the AAA battery around in 1911, first 9V batt in 1956 and the first alkaline batt in 1957. The logo also started in a popular print ad that a child lighting a flashlight to a mother cat with her kittens which give big result in selling lots of batteries that time, the ad was creatred by Frances Tipton Hunter. galeng di ba?! and then the logo changed into the Eveready cat with a nine number, gives a symbol of nine lives. (more below)

MOVIES: Brazilian stunner Alice Braga in "Predators"

Brazilian beauty Alice Braga who appeared opposite Will Smith in the doomsday hit “I Am Legend” stars anew in the nerve-wracking, all-new “Predators” movie with Academy-Award Winner Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”).

In the story, ex-military man Royce (Brody) plummets through the void at terminal velocity, his parachute deploying only seconds before certain death. Destined to be the reluctant leader of the humans in the Predators terrain, Royce initially has no idea of where he is or the circumstances that brought him there. The group becomes unsettled on the alien planet and don’t know that they are being preyed upon. As the mystery and terror unfold, the members of the thrown-together team of killers begin to discover their bitter selves. The human ‘monsters’ face off with one another, only to learn that there’s a bigger [alien] monster in the jungle waiting for them.
(more below)

COVERAGE: Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) Philippine Launch

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It all started when Kobe Bryant jumped over that Aston Martin DB9 car in a webfilm, and to commemorate that event, Nike just made a fusion of the Nike Kobe Bryant and Aston Martin and the birth of Nike Hyperdunk (Aston Martin DB9 Edition) and the Nike Zoom Kobe V (Aston Martin Edition).

70 packs of these limited edition shoes landed at the Nike Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, and fans went there early in the night of June 2, 2010 to buy and take home the Kobe-Aston shoes, the two pack shoe was sold at a price of Php14,995 each and most of the buyers are shoes-sneakers collectors, Kobe Bryant fans and Nike fans. A limited edition BB10 Kobe Aston Martin jacket is also available that night with a price of Php 17,995, a sporting premium leather and materials with special attention to the quality of stitching and construction.

At the Nike booth outside the store, they set up a photo studio were you can jump infront of the green screen and later on your photo will be manipulated and see that you jumped over also a Aston Martin car just like Kobe Bryant.

NYC Food Film Festival 2010 adds Southeast Asian Street Food Market

It will be on June 24 at 6:30pm in Astor Center, the event introduces food from the Southeast, if you can't make it to Taipei and China then try tasting Southeast cuisine while watching movies related to the food. I'm very curious on this Pig's blood popsicles, tenden meatballs, and popiah. Movies will be - Night Market in Taipei, PorkChop (China), Squid Chips, Ipoh (Malaysia).

10,000 people are expected to attend and wow! that's a big number for a food and film fest. for ticket details and info, visit

I wish that I can organize an event here in Manila heehehe, but first, I must study in organizing big food events.

TECH: two new Logitech multimedia 360 degrees speaker system

You can now enjoy great audio in a wide range in music, movies and gaming anywhere in your room with the Logitech speaker system and their new model with 360 degree sound, the Z323 and Z523 is the new speaker system that features 360 degree sound, or omnidirectional acoustics. If you use this speakers then the sound that will create will just flow from the front and back of the speaker giving a good transmission of sound in a wider range of space, you'll never miss a single beat no matter where you are in the room. With the 360 degree sound, theres no need to shift your speakers if you need good acoustics. (more below)

Samsung Hope and the imagination of the youth gives hope to underprivilege children

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I was at the Samsung event last week and I was expecting a different event for Samsung Hope, at first I thought that they will be launching a new campaign for the Samsung Hope, but it was a turn over of the cash donation to their beneficiary which is World Vision. Then my self got enlighten after viewing their AVP played on their Samsung LED TV and I started to laugh at myself and got the point that this is Samsung's latest charity project that was running since last year and forgot that I posted a blog entry about their Samsung "I Imagine" campaign in partnership with Folded and Hung. (more below)


“I love the world of magic, and to be able to bring that to a contemporary audience through `The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ was really appealing to me,” says Jerry Bruckheimer, legendary producer of such blockbuster franchises as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure.”

“I’ve always liked stories that have a magical element, and this film is one of the great magical stories of all time,” he adds. “We thought it would be tremendously exciting to develop the core of that concept into a brand-new story set in the modern world.” (more below)

MOVIES: SALT -- Patriot or Spy?

Columbia Pictures presents Angelina Jolie (“Wanted”) in the new, gripping action-thriller “Salt.”

In the film, Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence. (more below)

MOVIES: A Barbie-Ken Love Story in TOY STORY 3! (Opens June 17)

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One of the true highlights of “Toy Story 2” was the introduction of Barbie, perhaps the most famous and popular doll of all time. In Disney/Pixar’s new sequel “Toy Story 3,” Barbie takes on an even greater role and meets the man of her dreams when she encounters Ken. Like all great screen romances, this relationship has its share of challenges, but this one takes on some particularly fascinating twists and turns. (more below)

MOVIES: The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- An Epic Comedy-Adventure

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Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, bring to the screen “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” -- an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil. (more below)

MOVIES: INCEPTION -- Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in Warner Bros.’ “Inception,” an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.

In the film, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. (more feature 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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