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Saturday, September 11, 2010

SHOPPING: Relieved to Find out Truth on SM Pricing

A friend recently forwarded an email to me about some so-called price discrepancies of certain items that are being sold in the supermarket chain of SM. It was an alarming case and I’m glad that someone saw this and reported it directly to the management. I think it’s better to report complaints like this directly, instead of just complaining, as this will help solve the problems with the management’s actions.

Just recently, I’ve seen this issue being discussed in an Inquirer.Net article and I’m glad to find out that SM is doing something with the calls that they have been receiving. They are actually willing to receive reports from those who have experienced such incident in order to accommodate the problem properly.

Buying stuff from the grocery and lining up in the long line is a hassle, and sometimes we forget already to check the receipt and prices of the items if they will watch, but what if you have a more than 50 items in the basket, its hard to monitor it and it’s a waste of time to double check it.

This case of price discrepancies is a rare case and because the price tag will be read by the machine, it could be that the code being inputted in the machine went wrong and should be double checked.

SM is responding fast and doing something to solve the problem and avoid it to happen again, if you encounter the price changes, please check the receipt for the contact number and call the customer service to assist you better for exchange and returns of items you bought.

Here’s the article from Inquirer:

My top 10 #sentisabado food/fiesta

I just got the idea to compile and post my top 10 #sentisabado moments in my life, since everyone is busy tweeting and whenever I will post something, the fail whale will show up and slam me that twitter is over capacity hahahaha.

so for this week, @tonyocruz announces that #sentisabado is now available to post anywhere and outside twitter. yay! so here's my #sentisabado with the theme for food and fiesta in the early years or yester-years. Join #sentisabado in Facebook

1. Eating in Chonam restaurant (in Quiapo) with my family, I love their Pata tim and camaron. and in Wah Sun (formerly Sun Wah) eat our family dinner in a seasonal occasions.

2. I remember that we call the waiters in this mini resto in Luneta, and then my dad complained for the waiters not noticing us everytime we call them, then realized all of them are vocal and hearing impaired

3. Sundot kulangot - best P1 sweet in the bangketas, mini bamboo stem with sweet coconut jam inside

4. Junk food with free toy inside - I buy one, get the toy and throw away the junk food hahaha

5. Pancit habhab - in Lucban, Quezon, we visit our province in Quezon, so this is very common to me since the year 1980's and Serg chocolates, that expensive P5 pesos choco during my grade school years in UST

6. I cooked mongo for the first time in my life, I tasted it and theres no taste, no internet that time to check for recipe, I missed an ingredient for the taste, then I decided to pour a sinigang mix, then it tasted so good... sinigang na mongo ahhaha.

7. Eat tapsilog meal in Lola Ely's in Sta. Cruz Manila, I eat there everyday after school with my barkada and band mates after the long hours of IRC and band practice.

8. White Rabbit candy - we eat this with the white paper wrapper that melts in your mouth, I even tried eating the other White Rabbit, looks fake, but the white wrapper never melts.

9. Order and deliver food by Hot Pack in Sampaloc Manila. A guy riding a bike will deliver your food at home. The Lemon Chicken soy tastes good. Also in Caloocan City, we order food in Boy Ching Restaurant.

10. I can't forget who told me to go line up in that Burger Machine stand in corner of Dimasalang and Laon Laan in Sampaloc Manila. They did some promo thing that you can buy one and take one burger for free. There was a long line and people mobbed the burger stand the whole night.

1. I went to a local fiesta near our home in Governor Forbes st. and theres this program on stage, the host advertised that the cast of Thats Entertainment will be there, then we waited, we watch silly performance, comedy, and magic, then after 3am, no celebrities went there.

2. I love the fiesta of San Isidro in my province, during the 1990's, me and my cousin join the mob in catching fruits, food, hats, etc. that was thrown to us by the people who decorated their homes with harvest. Sometimes I even dodged a Buko and Pineapple when they throw it away.

3. A guy performs a sword trick on stage during a fiesta, he swallowed the sword, that was 3 swords, and when he pulled the sword out of his throat, lots of saliva spits out and some audiences in front got wet hahaha

4. 1989 - my playmates joined the "pataasan ng ihi contest" I didnt was gross to see them piss around infront of many people. I think the prize is a P10.

5. an uncle of mine is wearing this HIGANTE costume for a local fiesta, they march and paraded around town, my little cousin was there at the crowd watching the parade, we laugh and joked around to tease him and make him afraid of the HIGANTE mascot thing, he bravely said that he is not scared, then he didnt know that one of the HIGANTE under it is our uncle, he approached our little cousin and stopped infront of me and took a bow, my little cousin cried and rans away, then we all laughed hahaha.

6. In our town fiesta in Sampalok, Quezon, we visit all of our relatives and family friends the whole day, then we eat everytime we visit, then realized all of them have the same food on the table - menudo, caldereta, pastel, puto seko, broas and coca cola.

7. Ryan Orosco, a friend, joined with us in a family fiesta in the province, after arriving in our town, me and my sister joked around and pretended to be aswangs, and we will eat Ryan at night hahahaha, the joke was inspired from that Shake, Rattle and Roll movie feat. Manily Reynes.

8. I hate going to fiesta of Antipolo during my early years, because we need to walk up and down on that road going to the church. But I love the food stands there. And I always buy that red horse made of paper mache.

9. Fiesta of Quiapo, we visit this every year, mom and dad always bring us there and attend the mass at around 5am, then eat somewhere in the food stalls in the streets, sometimes get lucky if Jollibee is open.

10. Fiesta in Santolan, Pasig is a fun town fiesta, they close the road for a week, then lots of program and activities for the entire week, and on Sunday, lots of people and even strangers will knock on the door and ask for fiesta money or food. weird.. ganun pala dun.

Ashton's first book

Before I go to bed at 4:30am, I like to share this photo that I took this afternoon showing Lace and Ashton in a reading session. We bought this cloth book and its great to see that baby Ash is looking at it whenever he's having a quiet time. Lace carries Ash and then they did a story book moment, As I aimed the Nokia camera phone infront of them to take a shot, Ash always looks at me and give a funny grin heheh.

check out more here at Lace's blog Baby: Reading Soft Books

my komiks in a GMA7 news interview and Manny Villar's Senate bill for pinoy komiks

Check out my pinoy komiks collection that will be featured in Unang Hirit, they also interviewed me and its all about me having the fun collecting and also reading pinoy komiks, they also asked my comment about Manny Villar's pinoy comics bill - "THE KOMIKS INDUSTRY ACT of 2007" and my observation on the evolution of pinoy comics, all of this will be featured in the news section of Unang Hirit on Wednesday, I heard Carlo J. Caparas was interviewed too, and I hope that the bill will be passed, because the comics creator will have lots of benefits like - tax exemption in purchasing materials for creating komiks.

Gerry Alanguilan posted in his blog about his views on the senate bill for komiks last 2009,
you can read it here at

also a copy of the bill is posted there, which you can download it
or you can also view the bill in pdf below.

I forgot to pick up my valid ID in GMA7

I was busy this evening and having a meeting in Figaro and I enjoyed eating my corned beef and rice meal, then I found this GMA 7 ID inside my cargo shorts pocket, and it was a shock to discover that I left my valid ID in their studio at the guard's desk. Badtrip super after finding out and I was so comfortable going to my meeting venue hours ago, because the GMA 7 reporters gave me a free ride to their van going to my next destination, I got the idea to go back to their studio and claim my ID after my meeting. But its already late night and Its a fool to myself to go back there and let the comfy moments go away.

So I decided to pick up my ID and return this visitors ID next week, I txted Ross, reporter/segment producer, and informed her about this carelessness and mentioned I will pick it up, I reported it to her and let the guards know that I'm already out of their building and brought their visitors ID by mistake, my target day is to pick it up on Monday, but I forgot that I will be out of town on that day, so I'll sched it on a Tuesday... argghhhhhh talk about major major hassle.

I will never put any visitor's ID in my pocket ever again..this is the first time it happened, and I usually pin the ID to my shorts, so that I wont forget it.

(the troll toy is owned by Lace.)

meeting with saab and fmcc

I went to Edsa Shangrila after my tv interview in GMA 7 news and got to attend a meeting with Saab Magalona and the FMCC crew, I was with the Orange Magazine team and this all about the upcoming new designs of shirts for FMCC and also an upcoming project that we are working on for October 2010. This will be exciting because we are not talking only about new products, but also events. It was a great meeting with Saab, my 3rd time to meet her, but this meet up is not a fan meet up and the meeting is about doing a collab for Orange Magazine and FMCC, it will be a fun month for October.

Also got heads up that I will be giving away some cool FMCC shirts here in my blog, just stay tuned and give me some time to work on some stuff for FMCC, I have one here at home, and got it from the launch of Orange Magazine months ago, I love the label that says "Francis M is still number 1" although an old design, but old designs are the rarest, so according to FMCC that they will be releasing new and awesome designs and I heard an international comic book artist did some design jobs for this new shirt.. astig di ba?!

Next week it will be a busy day as I will work on something for Orange Mag and also for FMCC, yeah expect some teasers here in my blog.

check out their shirts and branches

Winner of the VIP ticket for the INTENSITY: RAIN and UKISS show

Congratulations to Marz for winning (1) VIP ticket for the kpop show tonight in SM MOA.

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hope you can email me right away at azrael@gmail . com

and claim your ticket from me hours before the show starts

thanks everyone for joining our contest, my next ticket giveaway for the contest is for the concert of Adam Lambert, so stay tuned.

the ticket winner didn't contacted me, so I gave it to the next winner,
but the person didnt contacted me too, so I guess I will give this ticket to someone else

Friday, September 10, 2010

KOMIKS: Manny Villar to take step in helping Filipino comics industry (?)

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I just got this tip from a reliable source and heard that Manny Villar will take step in helping our Filipino comics industry (or community, or whatever it is called). According to the one that gave the tip, this is related to some bill about helping and take care of our Filipino comics, artists and arts. I'm going to investigate and gather more information about it.

I did post this info in my other networks and other got a negative reaction on Manny Villar's appearance as the new face for helping our Pinoy comics, and I just got a conversation with a respected and veteran comic artist and he said that its good that someone will work on this more better than Carlo Caparas.

I'll be having a tv interview later in GMA7 about pinoy comics and I'm bringing in some of the comics I bought and collected from our friends in the mainstream and indie comics community, I'm not sure on what show, and I know it is a recorded tv interview for a news or show in GMA7. I even heard that they will also interview Manny Villar to shed more light about this news and get Carlo Caparas' reaction or comment. I just wished that Manny can do it the right way without Carlo's presence, because everyone was disappointed with Carlo's action and promise after his speech at the 2007's Komics Kongress, which I was voted to be part of that committee for the community as the assistant chairman for the committee of Careers and Enhancement, and now the committee no longer existed...weird.
what do you guys think??? Manny FTW?

IBM Philippines vows support for President Aquino’s administration

photo: President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino (in black suit) shakes the hand of Peter Lynt, general manager for business process delivery, IBM Corporation while James Velasquez, president and country general of IBM Philippines looks on during a recent courtesy

Business and IT service provider IBM Philippines pledged its support Thursday to the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III during a courtesy call at the Premiere Guest House of Malacañang.

IBM Phils. president and general manager James Velasquez said the President could expect the company’s commitment on four of the Chief Executive’s advocacies on good governance, business process outsourcing (BPO) leadership, talent development and innovation.

KPOP: full photo coverage of The Fugitive (Runaway) tv series and Intensity RAIN show concert press con

here's my full photo coverage of the press con that took place in Manila Hotel.
feat. RAIN, Daniel Henney, Lee Jung Jin, Yoon Jin Seo and Lee Na Young and the director of their new tv series - The Fugitive aka Runaway (TV5)


Lee Jung Jin

Daniel Henney

Yoon Jin Seo

Lee Na Young

more pics below

Thursday, September 09, 2010

adidas END OF SEASON SALE on SEPT 15-17! Up to 80% off ( get passes here!)

Okay, looks like buying Christmas gifts will be early, so if you want to score some adidas items and stuff at a super discounted price, then check out this adidas END OF SEASON SALE at their head office on September 15-17, 2010 10am to 8pm.

addidas sale
This is a no invite, no entry venue, so if you want to come and shop here then post your name below so that I can include your name in the guest list, and enter there with no hassle.

we will feature also the discounted items here in my blog, well, just for reference. so see you there

venue is at adidas Head Office address: 38th Floor, Robinson's Equitable Tower, ADB Avenue cor. Poveda St. Ortigas, Pasig City - beside Robinson's Galleria

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for those who like to go to this sale event
bring a colored printed copy of the poster of their sale event, you can use the poster that I uploaded here in my blog.

adidas can only accomodate 30 pax at a time. Numbers will be given to those who are waiting in queue outside the their office to avoid any inconvenience. Drop by early to avoid any delay

my coverage: a day in Autocross Track Day Test Drive Experience with Unionbank and C! in Clark Intl Speedway

I was here at the AUTOCROSS: Track Day Test Drive Experience that was held in Clark International Speedway, this event is a culmination of Unionbank's Grand Free Autocross promo at C!'s 2010 Annual Buyers Guide. Winners of the promo received 20k pesos in cash and a P25k cash off on their auto loan (wohhhhh!!!) I saw them received the award and happy that even a youngester driver with a student drivers license wins one and got a chance to have a test drive and driving lesson and hop on on a hot yellow Genesis sports car.

Me and my fellow motoring bloggers -Dante, Arpee, Jeff and accompanied by the Yehey team duo Lazlo and Kankan, we went to Clark early in the morning and enjoyed looking at hot cars, this time they move and runs like a thunder and lightning, this is the most fun car show event that I attended, minus the sexy car show babes. But its okay, we looked around and tried to drive the Mitsubishi ASX with Jeff and saw Arpee and Dante did a dynamic duo and tested a Subaru, astig!

Win iPad and other prizes in “So Fox” mall and bar tours

I just saw this ad on TV and it looks a cool event to attend.. so kita kits! dami freebies! hahaha

So Manila, So Fox 2
Here’s your chance to win an iPad or a few seconds of fame on cable TV. Drop by SM North EDSA from Sept. 16-22, 2010 join Fox Channel’s “So Manila, So Fox” mall tour.

“So Manila, So Fox” features a photo booth where you can have your picture taken while posing with the Fox logo. At the end of the mall tour, the three most creative shots will win iPads.

MOVIES: James Franco Rekindles Julia's Passions in "Eat Pray Love"

James Franco plays David, the young lover of Julia Roberts’ character, in Columbia Pictures’ new romance drama Eat Pray Love.

In the film, Liz Gilbert (Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self. At a crossroads after a divorce, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and uncharacteristically steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life. In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali.

TECH: adidas introduces the miCoach app for your smartphones

adidas miCoach David Villa
adidas introduces their miCoach app, your interactive personal coaching and training app for smartphones, usually available in BlackBerry and iPhones. Users can now have their virtual coach anywhere and whenever they want to do a work out, all they have to do is download the app in iTunes or BlackBerry App World and install it in their smartphones. The miCoach app has a lot of personal coaching programs for running that will give specific condition for different kind of sports you do like for football, tennis, American football and basketball.

Christine Reyes is waiting for your Colt 45 Vavaroom entry

Colt 45 Vava-vroom Wallapaper
Christine Reyes is waiting for you! The promo will now end in September 15, 2010
and this day, you have more time to submit 10 Colt 45 Silver Crowns and get a chance to spend a weekend with Christine Reyes in Boracay or Win a Colt 45 Tough free!

Visit for more details, or to get Cristine Reyes wallpapers!

SM Supermalls launched the new set of SM Eco Bags

Renew. Spark. Flow. Breathe.

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These are the statements SM Supermalls is sharing with the youth through the introduction of its new line of SM Eco Bags. The four simple philosophies are the main designs in the reusable bags and intend to inspire a life change among the younger generations.

Shopping: The BIG Outlet (New Season) Sale 2010 this Sept 24-26 (get free passes here)

This is one crazy shopping hub for three days, a total of 80 brands and a discount up to 80% off on items on display in this big outlet shopping event of the year. I'm also giving away 50 passes, so if you are interested, feel free to post your name below and if you want to enter before 10am and check out the cool items before the gate opens, we can get an access of that too.

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here are the details of the event
The BIG (New Season) Outlet Sale 2010
Where: Megatent, 30 Meralco Ave. Ortigas Center
When: September 24-26, 10am - 9pm
WHO: Malibu Enterprise + BPI Express Credit Edge & SUN Cellular
What: Up to 80% off on Select items for Selected Brands.
  • Additional 5% off and Raffle Items for BPI Express Credit EDGE Cardholders
  • Free entrance for BPI Cardholders (with a valid ID)
  • Big Big discounts for the end of the season

Now I wonder what will be the best gadget and tech stuff that they have here on sale, will go here and feature it in my blog.

Max’s Restaurant Inks Agreement with BDO for Food Remittance Delivery

MAX’S RESTAURANT, one of the biggest food chains in the country has recently sealed an agreement with BDO Unibank, Inc. through its remittance service brand BDO Remit. The partnership between the two industry leaders pioneers a Food Remittance Delivery Service that will benefit Overseas Filipino Workers and their families in the Philippines.

In photo are Jim Fuentebella, Max’s Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Genie T. Gloria, BDO’s First Vice President and Head of Remittance Domestic Operations.

UPPC in SCG Paper Hosts Barangay Cleaning Day and Irrigation Strainer Turnover in Calumpit, Bulacan

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United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc. (UPPC) in SCG Paper, the leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-efficient industrial-grade paper in the country, recently held their first ever Barangay Green Cleaning Day in the town of Calumpit, Bulacan – the first of many barangay clean-ups to be initiated by UPPC in SCG Paper in their own community of Bulacan, as part of their ‘Green World’ advocacy.

UPPC in SCG Paper’s VP for Manufacturing and Plant Manager Saharath Pattanavibool (center) and former Calumpit Councilor and advisor to the mayor, Cornelio Balingit with municipality volunteers and UPPC in SCG Paper employees were present during the irrigation strainer turnover to the town of Calumpit, Bulacan.

MOVIES: Sneak Peek: "The Other Guys" (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell)

Columbia Pictures presents an all-star cast led by Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Eva Mendes, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson, in the action-comedy The Other Guys.

In the U.S. No. 1 hit, detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Johnson and Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops around. They don’t get tattoos – other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You’ve seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They’re not heroes – they’re "the Other Guys."

Design Fashion Workshops in iACADEMY

iAcademy annouces the Design Fashion Workshop, learn fashion design from the experts like Joey Samson, Inno Sotto, Lulu Tan-Gan, Jojie Lloren and many more. Next class will start on September 18th.

They will have also an exhibit showcasing the student's work, lets wait for the next announcement and check the creation of the iAcademy students. For more info about the workshop, pls see the poster below

FINAL POSTER(stylingmoved_EB)

Team Phils to Homeless World Cup launches MTV, leaving for Rio on Sept 15

Team Philippines to the Homeless World Cup just released their theme song and MTV. The song titled 'Bayani' was written by team coach Rudy del Rosario and is performed by the players and coaching staff of Team Philipines. The lyrics of the song talk of the change within the group and the courage and pride the team will take to the international tournament.

The Homeless World Cup is a global event that will see more than 60 nations gathered in a series of street soccer tournaments, using this international game to bring awareness and opportunity to marginalized people from all over the world. It has become a premier sporting event and powerful social voice around the world. Homeless men and women get a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country and become national heroes. It is taking place at Capacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 19th-26th September 2010.

Representing the Philippines are twins Hammid and Abdula Pasion (Laguna), brothers Mark and Lexter Maravilla (Quezon), best friends Michael Quinlat and Tonie Mark Arinal (Talisay City), Revect Lagardo (Manila), and Leopoldo “Jun Jun” Aragon (Bacolod).

Team Philippines 2010 builds on the success of Philippine teams who took part in Homeless World Cup competitions in 2008 and 2009. The 2008 Philippine team finished 37th out of 48 nations in Melbourne, Australia, beating teams such as Rwanda, India, Namibia and Sweden. In 2009, the Philippine squad played to a respectable 29th place finish. This also landed the team the recognition as the best in Asia.

The Homeless World Cup project in the Philippines is initiated by Urban Opportunities for Change Foundation. Find out how you can be part of this unique and powerful opportunity to bring change in the communities and lives of people.

Visit and Be a Facebook Fan of Homeless World Cup Team Philippines!

Support Team Philippines!

Canon to hold Green Mile Run year 2 this Sept. 12, 2010

Green Mile Run
Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. invites everyone to join "The Green Mile Run" year 2, and this run is for the environment. Running event will be on September 12, 2010 at Cuenca Court, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa. The Running event consists of a 3km, 5km, adn 10km run, All proceeds of the race will be donated to Haribon Foundation.

Participants can also bring their empty ink cartridges of Pixma or Selphy printers to avail a P100 discount on the registration fee. Registration forms are available at the following Canon Concept stores : Canon MOA, Canon Glorietta, Canon Bonifacio High Street, Canon Greenbelt 3 and Canon Megamall.

Canon calls everyone to join The Green Mile Run and become citizens of Canon GreenNation. To be a citizen of Canon GreenNation, log on to or visit its Facebook page “Canon GreenNation.”

so what are you waiting for? register now and join the Green Mile Run year 2.

TECH: Logitech MK520 wireless combo connectivity

Logitech introduces the new Logitech Wireless Combo MK520, a mouse and keyboard combo that features a wireless capability Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz connectivity to your PC via a small Logitech Unifying receiver that is so small and can stay plugged to your laptop whenever you are on the go and not worry to be a hassle to some USB plug it device.
Unifying receiver MK520

TECH: Philips and O'Neill team up to launch new range of durable headphones

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The Snug Philips-O'Neill

I just received this news from Warmond, The Netherlands about the big team up of two pioneers of lifestyle innovation - Philips and O'Neill, they joined forces to launch a new line of headphones -"Philips | O’Neill Headphones" that is designed to withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle and and long lasting durability and have a complete comfort in listening to your favorite music that fuels you everyday.

The high performance Philips | O’Neill Headphones were tested on the toughest O’Neill team riders and specifically designed around the demands of those who live life to the fullest. They will never let you down, wherever you take them or however energized the sounds or action they accompany.

MOVIES: Author Kathryn Lasky Discusses "Legend of the Guardians"

The beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by award-winning author Kathryn Lasky are brought to the screen by acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) in Warner Bros.’ fantasy family adventure in 3D, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

The film follows Soren (voice of Jim Sturgess), a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd (voice of Ryan Kwanten), scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones.

MOVIES: Two Funerals Showing Exclusively in SM Cinemas

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Two Funerals, the most-celebrated film at the recent Cinemalaya Film Festival and the first-ever movie to receive a unanimous A rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board, opened its commercial run on Sept. 8 in the following SM Cinema branches--North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Bacoor, SM Pampanga, SM Cebu, SM Davao.

Hailed by as “the quintessential Filipino black comedy,” Two Funerals is a quirky road movie whose winning combo of melodrama and satire reaped five major Cinemalaya awards — Special Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Audience Choice Award.

IBM Supports Department of Education’s Adopt-A-School Program

Photo Shows (L-R): Andrea Escalona, Country Manager for Marketing, Communications and Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM Philippines; James Velasquez, Country General Manager, IBM Philippines; Bro. Luistro A. Armin, FSC, Secretary, Department of Education (DepEd); Mari Paul C. Soriano, Executive Director, Adopt-A-School Program, National Secretariat, DepEd and Mr. Reynaldo Laguda, Assistant Secretary and Chief of Staff, DepEd.

Quezon City, September 8, 2010: IBM and the Department of Education recently signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help rehabilitate some 38 elementary schools in Metro Manila whose learning facilities were destroyed by typhoon Ondoy.

Through DepEd’s Adopt-A-School Program, IBM Philippines will provide 40 units of KidSmart Young Explorer computers to identified public schools in Marikina, Pasig and Quezon City.

GfK Honors Sony Philippines with its No. 1 Award for camcorder

Handycam XR550 open LCD
The widely popular Sony camcorder products, featuring cutting-edge user friendly technologies, was rewarded the top prize - GfK Philippines No. 1 Award. The annual award presented by one of the largest retail technology research companies recognizes companies with the bestselling brands in the categories of Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, Information Technology, Photo, and Telecommunications. This year’s award was based on GfK Philippines retail panel data from January 2009 to December 2009 and is a timely seal of approval for Sony Philippines.

Revolutionary breakthrough in coffee arrives in my mailbox

This invitation card arrives via snail mail in my box, and as I open it, the aroma of the coffee was released outside the envelope, and I smelled it...the sad part is that... Im at home and I want to drink Starbucks now!!!!

I'll attend this coffee event and might be late, I will be in FEU on that day to have a lecture and talk to BS Applied Mathematics and IT students, I'm excited because I'm going to see my old self there and also our teachers.

CONTEST: VIP ticket giveaway contest to RAIN and Ukiss concert

As promised, here's the raffle contest for the VIP ticket giveaway for the INTENSITY concert feat. Rain, UKISS and Christian Bautista. Sorry for the late blog post, but I hope everyone can still try their luck here to get free VIP ticket.

here's the mechanics of our game

1. Post a blog post about the concert, mention where to buy tickets and etc. you can get info here at my post - KPOP: Intensity : RAIN and U-KISS concert this September 11, 2010 (Official Press Release)

2. Mention this contest in your blog post with direct url link of it.

3. Post your blog url here in my comment box of your blog post as entry, in my blog with this contest blog post

4. One lucky winner will get the VIP ticket. I will raffle 10 finalist and then choose with the best and creative blog post. Winner will be contacted via email, and mobile, and must meet me on Sept 11, 2010 2 hours before the concert. Winner will be announced this Sept 10 at 11:59pm.

if we have many entries, I will giveaway another set of tickets :)
I will let the winner know if ever I can get access to a possible meet/greet with the artist.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

2010 Philippine Blog Awards - nomination will start on Sept. 12, 2010

halleluyah bloggers!

I just received via email and I was informed that the nominations for the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards will start on Sept. 12, 2010. So be ready and check their website on the launch date for a list of categories, rules and event info.

this year will be more awesome and it will be my 4th year in attending the awards event.

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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