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Saturday, July 31, 2010

TECH: Samsung ST5000 camera with ultra thin, AMOLED touch screen and wireless capability

Samsung is back again in producing more of their digital and compact camera lines and the new ST5000 has a new feature first in digital camera. The 14.2 mega pixel ST5000 has a 3.5 touch screen TFT LCD with smooth controls and Smart Gesture touch screen user interface, you tilt the camera in any position and the gravity sensor will be activated and the photo you are viewing will flip automatically, you can use also your fingers in browsing the photos by scrolling it and use your fingers in deleting photos, just make a "X" sign and photo selected on screen will be erased, this is the same feature we know that ST550 carries, but looks like the ST5000 has an advance feature with the AMOLED screen. (read more below)

My Avocado Fiesta treat at Cocktales TriNoma with food bloggers

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I was in Trinoma yesterday with my family,I'm glad that we have one more event to attend and thats the introduction of the new meals of Cocktales TriNoma, located at the 3rd floor of the mall, near Landmark entrance. I met up with our food bloggers and we tried their pasta and rice meals, plus with cold fruit shake and yummy fruit cocktale dessert. I started with my Avocado Fiesta (to share serving) and I finished it after 30 minutes. I didn't expected that the fruit cocktales is so heavy and then I decided to skip my dinner for that hour. Other bloggers ordered their El Presidente, Pinacolada, Jamavocado and other fruit goodies. You can watch my eating action of the Avocado Fiesta here in video blogging in Cocktales Trinoma

I'll feature more of my food at Food Pilipinas blog.

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thanks to Ryan, Shiela, Jay, Jayl, Audrey, Mee-I, Abet, Lace, Ashton and Kuya B. for joining with us :)

Everything in Saizen TriNoma is Php 85

This is my 2nd bloggers event at Saizen and its my 1st time here at their 3 week old branch in Trinoma located at the ground level and inside True Value store. Everything in Saizen is sold at P85 and it means that all items from paper, to mugs, to pitcher, to belts, sandals,pet accessories, baby toys, gardening tools, stationary and many more are priced at P85. It's a fun store that hosted everything you need, its a one stop shop and very cheap. Also a perfect shop to visit whenever you want to buy a gift for your friends or family.

I will post more of the stuff I bought yesterday and found some cool and weird items that is useful. I also heard that they will have new stocks coming this September 2010 and a clearance sale is on the way next month.

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TECH: Email, Chat, Twit and Facebook using Nokia C3

I visited the launch of the new Nokia C3 at Blue Leaf yesterday and I got so harassed by the traffic along the way but the stress that I got was gone after I saw the Nokia C3 mobile phone, It's a nice phone and perfect for social media and twit addicts. Its a cool and handy phone that you can use the new apps like the Twitter, Gtalk, Facebook, MSN and Yahoo! Messenger. That's the new feature and it runs on a nice user interface that is very user friendly. The most lovable feature is the Wifi capability of Nokia C3.

You can chat and check email and be online for 24 hours a day, and open different apps if you want to check your Facebook and post some cool status messages or Twit yourself and update your friends whenever you go out. You can also post photos via Facebook app and its easy to use it. I'm very tempted already to buy one since last week after I blog about the grand P1,000 discount today for the launch of the Nokia C3 in selected Nokia stores in Manila. But I decided to grab one next week and hope to get a discount too. (sold today at Php 6,295, orig price is at P7,295)

I'll feature more about Nokia C3 tomorrow.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Grabbing my 2nd dozen box of Krispy Kreme

We were at SM MOA to eat our dinner and then Lace told me to pick up a dozen box of Krispy Kreme and use my Krispy Kreme Fave Fan Award certificate to get one box for free. I told her that we will visit a nearby store after eating and checking out that cheese cafe in SM MOA. Then I used the super certificate and got a stamp of the store crew and this is my 2nd box of the month and looks like that we might grab another box next week and add it as our weekly supply ahhahaha. I also miss that Chocolate carnival event last year, I remember that we took home 8 dozen boxes of it and those doughnut boxes sat around our dining table for weeks. pero naubos naman sya hhhehehe. Ok din pala may stocks ng Krispy Kreme doughnuts at home, sarap kainin and perfect match with coffee, kaya ayan! its 5am na today and gising na gising pa ko, si Lace kasi pinagtimpla ako ng coffee na Folgers and ayan bulaga pa ang mag mata ko. good luck later sa event na pupuntahan. ko

yey! thanks Krispy Kreme. di ko na kasi kelangan pumila para bumili hehehe

ang sama ng tingin ni Ashton., pagkain na naman daw hahaha

window view from Hotel Intercontinental

I was looking around the window and saw this nice view of Glorietta 4 and 5 infront of me. Although that I'm at the lowest floor of the hotel, but looking the building in an eye level gives another perspective on the beauty of the structures of Glorietta. I'm now excited to stay next month in Diamond Hotel, I will take pics too and see what will be the view by the hotel window.

different view of dinner photos

Been busy since last week and I'm always out and actively attending a lot of family and friends gathering, meeting new people and also the joy of eating good food in our dinner, so here are some photos of different venues and setting with same concept of self portrait. Looks like my blog is going back to normal after a long delay.

in Hong Kong Chef restaurant in Macapagal ave.

chill out after a nice dinner at Tita Marilou's place in Ayala Alabang

seafood time in Sezars restaurant in the dampa area of Macapagal Ave.

dinner with my wife Lace and son Ashton, this photo was taken last night in Aristocrat SM MOA

Its a treasure hunt time this August 1 at Robinsons Malls

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call me kuripot or nagtitipid, but I'm going to attend this clearance sale this August 1 and its a one crazy month of sale and shopping at Robinsons Mall. I wonder if Toys R US is on sale too? I'm going to hunt some new toys for me and toys for my little boy. Lace might be the queen of the shopping mall as she will dig down those discount clothes. hehheh Pero oks lang, mas ok na yung may sale kaysa sa wala.

so kita kits on Sunday!
dont forget your shopping bags ( yikesss I'm bringing a SM green bag hahaha)

TECH: Star Trek Communicator App on iTunes - the future is here!

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Omg! this is just a sweet tech and app for your iPhone. Star Trek tech is already here and you can now download the Star Trek Captain's Log Application for your iPhone4. The communicators can do voice recordings, photos and GPS mapping. This is really awesome!

TECH: ASUS Eeepc 4th generation with mobile cloud computing features


ASUS just launched today 3 different kinds of 4th generation EEE PC. The new netbooks can do now mobile cloud computing features that can fit to any techie lifestyles. It has a 500GB ASUS WebStorage, ASUS GamePark, ASUS@Vibe,LocaleMe and Boingo. It has an ultra thin and lightweight body and now a built in USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers and the new USB charging capabilities, Bluetooth 3.0 and camera cover for additional privacy. (more below)

FASHION: adidas Originals RELACE

adidas Originals introduces a new style this season, and its called RELACE, a women's line of adidas using shoe laces as style details for footwear and also for their clothing line. Now available at adidas Originals Concept Store Trinoma.

Also I like to share the news that adidas will be opening their new store in Alabang Town Center, the big opening will happen today July 30, 2010 at 3:30pm and our adidas celebs and stars will be there, meet and greet JC Intal, Ani de leon, Enrico Villanueva, the lovely Maja Salvador ^___^ and Sam Milby.

feel free to visit the new store and hang out with our celebs.

CNN Heroes 2010 call for entries

CNN is back and they just renews call for nomination for the 2010 CNN Heroes Recognition and the winner will receive $100,000 for their cause and global recognition of their work. CNN will also give the award and honors our everday citizens from around the world who are giving their best contribution in changing the world. (more below)

KOMIKSABADO Comics Workshop

guys! check out this another comics creation workshop to be hosted by Elbert Orr.
he emailed me this info and I like to share it here to my blog readers, baka interested kayo :)
After 3 years of teaching comics production classes in Ateneo, and making comics for longer than that, I'm now opening a weekend workshop on comics production so I can share what I've learned to more people (and, of course, learn from them as well, in the process).

KOMIKSABADO is a comprehensive workshop on comics production that aims to cover the full range of tasks involved in comic book production, from writing to illustration to publication. Over the course of the workshop, participants will embark on individual comic book projects:

- creating stories and designing characters
- writing comic book scripts
- illustration and visual storytelling
- lettering and coloring
- prepping files for publication
- marketing and promoting comics

The workshop is a continuing and open-ended program, although each month will be devoted to a particular aspect of production (which means people can join in or opt out at the start of each month). Participants will be limited to a maximum of 5 students at a time, to ensure maximized learning.

Sessions will be held every Saturday at Global Art Katipunan, Unit CU-4 Prince David Condominium, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Morning Sessions: 10am - 12nn
Afternoon Sessions: 130pm - 3pm

Participation fee is Php2000 per month, but a 25% early bird discount will be given to those who confirm by August 2, 2010.

For inquiries or to confirm your participation, email or contact 0917-5190817.

Class starts August 7, 2010.

MUSIC: Paramita Liyab Launch Party this August 4, 2010 at Café’ Saguijo

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PARAMITA is releasing their 3rd independent album entitled “LIYAB” this August 4, 2010 at Café’ Saguijo in Makati City under the Blaster Team.

“Liyab” boasts 10 original tracks wherein the band evolves their sound, straying from their previous releases “Paramita” (2007) and “Tala” (2005). “This time, we tried to incorporate our individual musical influences, this resulted into a more-intense and hard hitting Paramita, but we still kept our core sound”, says Ria Bautista (Drummer/Lead Vocalist).

Also performing are; Swissy, Odat, Hymn of Siren, Soul Republic and Le Drum.

“Liyab” is sponsored by the Blaster Team and Draven Shoes

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BlackBerry RIM Co-CEOs response and statement vs. Apple
I know this info is a little bit late, but I want to post it here as I received this official statement form the RIM Co-CEO in response to the misleading comments by Apple in their July 16 press conference for the iPhone 4. I viewed some videos and read some articles and its funny that Apple pulling down other mobile phone brands with the issues that they are experiencing with the antennagate of the iPhone 4. i've used the BlackBerry before for months and I never encounter any problems with their antenna, and I can hold the phone in any way I want using both hands :)
“Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple."

- Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

video: new BlackBerry 6

Here's a video and short walkthrough of the upcoming Blackberry 6 OS and the video shows the new fluid user interface and some new apps features in BlackBerry 6. I really like the new home screen and the post all app in different social networking sites.

For more information please check out the posting on Inside BlackBerry (RIM’s corporate blog) by Andrew Bocking, VP of Handheld Software Product Management at

Alaxan FR's "What is your toughest job" blog contest - extended until Aug. 15, 2010

I like to inform all my blog readers that the contest and promo we are running is extended until August 15, 2010. I was informed that the blog contest will be extended to August 15, while the Search for the Toughest Job contest in the official website is deadline on August 21.

we have 9 official entry and we are still looking for more entries. So join now!
visit CONTEST: Win prizes by answering this question - What is your toughest job?

Don't forget also to join the main contest at
winners will be awarded by the main endorser of Alaxan - Cong. Manny Pacquiao!

SMART unveiled the BIG and FREE gimmick - its FREE Mobile Internet this Friday!

Remember that we posted this entry few weeks ago- SMART will be giving away some BIG and FREE stuff to everyone. And now here is the big unveiling of the BIG and FREE stuff to all.

SMART just did a wonderful and shall I say - an awesome offer to give FREE internet access to all Filipino this Friday, all you need to do is grab your internet enabled mobile phone with SMART sim card and wait for the clock to tick and surf all the way to the max for FREE this Friday and the big moment will start this July 30, 2010. and omg omg omg! I'm glad that my internet enabled mobile phone is loaded with a SMART sim, and we will going to test it this Friday.

The big revelation was posted in their SMART Facebook page and everyone is so excited on this new promo which is called T.G.I.-FREE DAY or TGIF. All you need to have is to maintain at least 1Peso in your load if you are under Pre-paid.

here's some tip and info about TGIFreeday - T.G.I.Freeday - FAQs

Q: WHAT IS T.G.I.Freeday?
A: Its Smart’s one-day offer for all Smart MOBILE subscribers to enjoy using mobile internet services for FREE. That means there are no charges to visit all internet sites using your mobile phone.

Q: When is T.G.I.Freeday available?
A: T.G.I.Freeday will start from 12:00 am of July 30, until 11:59pm of the same day. If you start browsing at 10pm, you only have 11:59 pm to enjoy free mobile internet.

Q: Do I need to register?
A: No registration needed. Just open your web browser, your Uzzap or GoMail application and go!

Q: Is there a special keyword or URL to visit?
A: No need to key in a keyword or a URL to use mobile internet. For as long as you have a data capable handset, you can do mobile surfing all your want. To get more information, text FREEDAY and send to 211.

Q: I don’t know how to use mobile internet. What’s the first thing I do?
A: You need to configure your 3G settings. Text SET send to 211 to get your 3G configuration for FREE. Save the configuration and then launch your mobile web browser to start browsing. As simple as that.

more here at T.G.I.Freeday - FAQs
saya di ba? we can Twit, Plurk, Facebook, Email and surf all you can this Friday, make sure you bring your cellphone charger or extra battery with you. Surfing online via mobile can eat a lot of battery energy. I hope they can have a similar offer too with the SmartBRO.

MOVIES: GREEN LANTERN Movie Character Posters Revealed!

Here's an exclusive blog feature for the characters and poster for the upcoming GREEN LANTERN movie next June 16, 2011.

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Warner Bros. has just unveiled four Mini Character One-Sheets for its upcoming 3D action adventure Green Lantern !

The individual posters feature the following characters:

· Hal Jordan / Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) -- a gifted and cocky test pilot who is the first human ever selected to be part of the elite Green Lantern Corps.

· Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) -- a test pilot and the heir apparent to her father’s aviation company.

· Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) -- a brilliant scientist and

· Sinestro (Mark Strong) -- Jordan’s powerful mentor in the Green Lantern Corps.

Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.

The film is currently scheduled for release in 3D and 2D worldwide beginning June 16, 2011. Green Lantern will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

check the poster below

On top of One Legaspi Tower

Here's a great view in one of the room at One Legaspi Tower, I'm having some Inception movie feeling viewing the high rise building. Photo taken using my Olympus E520 dslr.

above 30th floor, you can see the roof of the small buildings and an eye level view of the top of a high rise building. I got lost when I tried to map myself around the street of Makati and can't even find the street going back to Greenbelt when on bird's eye view.

a long view of Makati and Manila

the level of view here is amazing, I can see the ocean and the port from this window view

here's a funny attempt to imitate that Dark Knight movie poster
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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