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Sunday, October 31, 2010

my coverage: PENSHOPPE @ Philippine Fashion Week 2010 summer collection

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.
In case you missed the show last night, you can browse the photos of all the spring summer collection Penshoppe here in my blog. Penshoppe never fails when it comes to spring summer because it is my favorite brand for summer and yeah I still love my Penshoppe shirts and sun glasses that I wear every day hehehe, Penshoppe for me always give a win for bright colors. The holiday collection is perfect for December, especially if you're going to attend a party or a family gathering, I'm not a fashion expert but I'm giving thumbs up for their spring summer collection.

more photos below

Spotted at PFW 2010 - R.A.G.

Here's a photo of me with Rachelle Ann Go, I saw her last night at the Sony Vaio show in Philippine Fashion Week 2010. I was located at the photographers pit, an elevated area with chairs and most of the occupants are photographers and camera man. We usually stand there and some stand on the chair to take a good photo of the model.

Then there's a lady who let their kid companion to stand on the chair near the photographer near me, I looked at them and start to be careful and be aware that there's a kid near us, we photographers move fast in taking photos and since the kid is near me, I might accidentally bump her chair, then a lady is with the kid, with hot red lipstick, the venue is already dark and lights are already turned off, the lights are now aimed at the runaway.

I kept on looking at the lady and see her red lipstick on the lips, and I mistakenly recognize her as Kristine Reyes, we look each other and I saw her eyes, ahhahaha. it was Rachelle Ann Go.
I talked to her and asked for a photo op,I forgot to tell her I walk near her at the Legazpi City Airport last week. She should be seated at the VIP and I'm wondering why they are standing at the photographers area, siguro naubusan na sila ng seats and dun na lang pumuwesto, I noticed that they cheered and gave support to designer Oz Go.

another story, I was seated with Boy Abunda at the Penshoppe show, yun nga lang..nasa sahig ako naka upo at sya sa chair. aahaah.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

my coverage: Philippine Fashion Week 2010 - oXygen

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

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Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

male set

I covered the oXygen show last night at the Philippine Fashion Week 2010 in SMX and I felt great to sat and cover at the media area and this time no problems in my front, although I over estimated the lighting and never trigger a flash in all my photo set, but I'm not happy with the result of my photo coverage but then its a learning process for me once again, because this is my 2nd day at the PFW 2010.

We know that oXygen is here since the early 2000 and they are back with a minimalist style and design, For their holiday 2010, they bring monochromatic layers for for men and women's jacket that has strong silhouettes designs. Oversised jacketsa nd drop crotch pants and dresses for women, while for men, they have zipper vest, drop crotch bottoms and unique designs for their jackets. Its a different kind of street wear and Its an eye candy to everyone due to its minimalist style and monochrome color. (more photos below)

Nido Fortified® Science Discovery Center's Halloween Event

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The Nido Fortified® Science Discovery Center is having their Halloween party event today and tomorrow, and I was supposed to go to our province tomorrow and then Lace advised me to attend any halloween party event for our baby boy, since it will be his first this year and we should not miss it, and then I remember that Nido Fortified® Science Discovery Center invited us bloggers to attend their event tomorrow, I signed up already and hope to see our fellow bloggers with their kids, the event is open to all and everyone is invited to come and join the space themed halloween party!

and now the hard part.
I need to custom made Ash's space theme costume, he can be an astronaut or an alien


Buzz light year!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I got now my Globe GCASH ATM Card

manong kartero delivered this cool ATM card minutes ago! and its the Globe GCASH ATM card, now you can enjoy easy cash anywhere and anytime in the Philippines. The most exciting part here is that I customized my own ATM card design, I uploaded my family photo and used it as the main design of my ATM card. Its easy to register and activate it, but first you must have your own GCASH account and MPIN, but if you have GCASH already, you can register right away online, just visit or call 2882 for FREE using Globe, Tattoo or TM.

I'm going to test this later and withdraw some cash using my Globe GCASH and I will share a photo sample of my ATM here after I arrive home.

contest: Post a comment and Win this Fairy Tail merchandise from ANIMAX

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yo! anime fans,
Animax Asia is very kind to us that they selected me to host a blog comment contest here in my blog, so from now on, I will have a series of contest here and get a chance to win FAIRY TAIL official merchandise from Animax Asia.

For a teaser, I'm going to raffle some FAIRY TAIL items starting today, but first comment below in my blog and tell me if you are game to join in a series of FAIRY TAIL contest. I have exclusive merchandise from Animax like dogtags, keychains, folders and an awesome Fairy Tail notebook.

2 winners will be selected via raffle, I'll announce the winner on November 3.
(dont forget to include your email) and (contest is open to Philippine resident only)

so join na!


contest: Post a comment and win a GIORDANO lion polo

Embroidery Lion Polo
I'm a polo addict and thats the only polo shirt style that I can wear and it matches with any of my pants, jeans, cargo shorts, sandals and sneakers. For me, its my own style to wear it with any kinds of pants or shorts, that's why I love wearing polo shirts, But I like this lion polo design by Giordano, and the color orange is really nice and I like the bright color for my polo and I'm going to give a shot and wear this Giordano lion polo whenever I attend events or meetings.

This design was released last summer 2010 and I know some of the guys here will sure love the style of the lion polo, looks royalty di ba? This is already available in all Giordano stores for P1.099.00, the lion polo has a material of 95% cotton, 5% lycra, pique fabric.
and colors are available in white, black, navy, garnet, goldmedal, patriot, gothic grape, spice orange, happy green and metal. The lion logo in the chest is embroidered and in heavy detail.

sizes are in slim fit preferences - Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Double Extra Large

but wait! here in my blog, you can have a chance to own one lion polo! just read the details below on how to join the contest!

Lion polo PL08 Lion Polo
1. Contest is open to all my blog readers
2. Post a comment below and share to us "why you love this Giordano Lion polo and why you should win"
3. Include your valid email address, shirt size and color preferences
4. Contest will start on October 29 and end on November 3.
5. 5 Winners with the best answers will be selected and shirt prizes should be claimed at the Giordano office in San Juan.
6. "one entry per person only" and winners will be contacted via email.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

A PETrifying Trail: Pet Express Halloween Pet Parade

Pet Express is having a halloween event for you and for your pet! yeah! a pet parade halloween is coming this weekend and they are inviting those cute furry friends to join and participate the halloween mania in Manila. Check the scheds and venue of the party.

Experience a ghoulish merriment at the Pet Express Halloween Pet Parade. Dogs and cats are welcome to join in their costumed alter egos and vie for the spookiest, kookiest, and cutest outfits. Get yummy treats, win cool prizes, and snap up a piece of this PETrifying fun this Halloween!

SM Makati - Oct. 30, 2010 (2-4 pm)
SM Mall of Asia - Oct 30, 2010 (4-6 pm)
SM Cubao - Oct. 31, 2010 (10:30 am-12 nn)

Free treats to all pets in costume
Halloween pet parade around the mall
Best in costume awards (Spookiest, Kookiest, Cutest) per branch
Free souvenir photo to all pet parade participants

my coverage: Philippine Fashion Week 2010 - SM Department Store Summer Collection (for MEN)

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

I decided to do a separate post for the men's wear, heres my photo slide show of the summer collection of SM Department store.

for more photos visit Philippine Fashion Week 2010 - SM Department Store Summer Collection (for MEN)

my coverage: Philippine Fashion Week 2010 - SM Department Store Summer Collection x Parisian Shoes

It's my first time to attend the Philippine Fashion Week and I gave up myself and decided to attend one last night. I've been invited every year and even acquire an all access pass, but with my hectic schedules, I managed a time to attend and almost fail after being stuck in the traffic in Makati last night. Its my first time to shoot inside SMX and its great to see our fellow photographers shooting side by side infront of the runaway. Lessons learned : take 2 photos per model and set camera to manual mode for better photo.

Last night was the preview for SM Department Store Summer Collection 2011, and thanks to Irene Moran and SM Cubao branch manager for the tickets, I was with my wife Lace of at the SMX and then Earth showed up and they sat infront of the runaway, ohh didn't know that there's yummy bags for the participants, Lace is happy to find out they there's Parisian GCs inside. And for me,happy to shoot again in a fashion show with my Olympus E520 dslr. I got tired after it, and then we ate at David's tea house after wards and I'm so wasted after arriving home, I think I'm getting old na.

Below are my photo coverages of different collections of SM Department Store that was presented last night.

Cartoon Network House of Halloween party @ Podium Mall

hey mom and dad! check out this halloween event on October 31 at Podium mall, bring our little kiddies and join the wacky halloween fun there and meet our favorite chef apprentice, Chowder! Also games and activities are in store for kids...oh wow! I wanna play Ben10! read details below for juicy info

MOVIES: James Cameron's AVATAR part 2 and 3 is coming

I just received this news from Fox and they shared to us that part 2 and part 3 of AVATAR is coming and production will start next year, I predict that the visual images will be much more better than part 1 and they right to make a good story arc for the next part 2. But we have to wait until 2014 and 2015 for completion of the whole trilogy, I just hope that there will be no "Luke, I am your Father" thing in the next film. Read on the article below and share your thoughts about the upcoming Avatar 2 and 3.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

uy ohhh Coca-Cola Blogger Ambassador in the Philippines

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After I stepped out of that big building, I'm now one of the Coca-Cola "Live Positively" Blogger Ambassadors. Joining the roster of bloggers with Jayvee Fernandez, Flow Galindez, Carl Valenzona, Alvin Chua and Byahilo.

and now after this announcement, I like to invite you to join and support the Twibbon of Live Postitively Philippines , add it for your Twitter and Facebook

click -

wanna know more?
then watch the video below

Let's bring happiness to the Philippines!

event: Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Bloggers event and viewing party tomorrow 8pm

I'm inviting my blogger friends and Amazing Race Asia fans to join with us tomorrow night for the Bloggers event and Viewing party and meet the members of our Philippine Team who joined The Amazing Race Asia Season 4. I have some slots left and I like to blast it here to invite our blogger friends. Tara na! join na and lets cheer our team and lets watch the 2nd episode of the Philippine pitstop featuring: Legazpi City.

AXN The Amazing Race Asia Season 4
BLOGGERS event and viewing party
October 28, 2010 (THUR)
(Makati ) venue will be sent via email tonight

to RSVP and confirm your attendance, please fill up this form

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

my invitation card for the Philippine Fashion Week 2010

I got an invite to attend the Philippine Fashion Week 2010, this is my 1st time for this year,and most of my invites are via digital RSVP with different brands, I have 5 PFS to attend this week and It will be a busy photo coverage time for me there.

see ya at PFS!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The final pit stop

photo by Magic Liwanag

Its good to be back home! and here's our final photo in NAIA 3 from our 4 day adventure in Legazpi City and Misibis Bay Resort. Thanks to Joyce Ramirez of PR Asia Worldwide Communication for inviting us bloggers and media to join the adventure and fun, and also to meet the Philippine team of Amazing Race Asia season 4, great to meet Rovilson Fernandez, Kat Alano, The Richards, Lani Pillinger, Misibis Bay staffs and head honcho, tv-print-digital press and media, and also the Mayon Volcano.

The travel to Legazpi City is to attend the viewing party of the Amazing Race Asia season 4, we party with the Bicolanos and racers, also enjoyed the rock gig of Ely Buendia at the Embaradero de Legazpi. This Thursday we will be having another round of the viewing party and it will be with the Manila Bloggers, yeah! let's party and welcome our Philippine team this Thursday, message me guys if anyone here wants to join with us in Makati.

For me, it was a fun adventure and stay in Legazpi City, I learned so many things and fun to meet new friends when we stayed there for 4 days. Fun to be in a tour with our DOT secretary Alberto Lim and riding the ATV within the lava it is a fun sporty experience, that Segway ride is fun too and I took home a knee and elbow wound after I hit that big rock near the Sleeping Lion mountain, riding the Jetski and Buggy is fun too., super fun! galeng grabe! Now I miss the Mayon view, the beach, the adventure and the food!

Funky Halloween Bowling at SM Bowling Center on Oct. 30-31

Celebrate Halloween in a different way and try the Funky bowling activity at SM Bowling Center, Try the funky way of playing bowling when you are blind folded, backwards, left handed, and even use your foot to hit a strike.

They also have billiards, Wii, Rockband, photobooth, halloween treats and more. Visit SM Bowling Center on October 30 in SM Fairview and SM MOA and on October 31 at SM North Edsa. Don't forget to wear your funky halloween costumes.

Last Saturday, our fellow bloggers tried the funky bowling and I know they enjoyed playin a different bowling game.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Panoramic photo view of Misibis Bay Resort

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here's my panoramic photo view of Misibis Bay Resort located at Cagraray Island, its a fun day here with lots of water sports and extreme activity. Thanks to Misibis Bay Resort for inviting us. I really want to go back! but first..I will practice diving na.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Az video blog at the lava pit of Mayon Volcano

Video blogging infront of Mayon Volcano and I like to correct myself here that DOT sec Lim did a tour only and not a press con. He took the helicopter going up here and later on walked down and drove the ATV going to the Cagsawa ruins. Its my first time to see the beauty of the view of Mayon and I'm glad the volcano showed up with less clouds on our 3rd day stay here Legazpi City.

The Amazing Race Asia bloggers style in Legazpi City

its an adventure of a lifetime....
me and jeff took part of a travel and challenge to conquer the terrain of the lava creek and pit of Mayon Volcano and also try that ATV adventure and go back to the hotel on time.

yay! we finished it hahahahaha
and now we're going back to Misibis Bay Resort

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we walked and climb up to the lava pit

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and met DOT secretary Alberto Lim on top of the lava pit

Mayon Volcano

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meet Ian of Misibis Bay Resort and then me and jeff rode the ATV

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a one hour ride going to Cagsawa ruins


near the pit stop :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

my coverage: Viewing party of The Amazing Race Season 4 at Embarcadero in Legaspi City

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The viewing party and a concert inside a mall by the bay and infront of a great view of Mayon Volcano, the event was held last night at Embarcadero de Legazpi and it was well attended by teens and adults who gave support to our Philippine team for The Amazing Race Asia season 4. The night opens with a viewing marathon of past episodes of The Amazing Race Asia season 4, It was a chance for me to watch the 1st episode, because at home, I usually go home late night and miss the show after arriving infront of my tv set.

I started to become a fan of our Philippine team and as well to other teams who are competing for the race and challenges of season 4. The viewing party event is a celebration for everyone for the success of the show and including the Philippines as one of the pit stop of the race, people in Legazpi City are happy to see that their city was shown on regional countries and heavily promoted by AXN, wow! ganda ng tv ad ng Misibis Bay and Embarcadero at Legazpi City.

for more photos and story, read my coverage below

The Amazing Trip to Legazpi City starts here

I'm here now in Bicol Region and its my first time to visit this wonderful land and now I'm blogging it and share our adventures via photos and also in videos, we landed at the Legazpi City via Cebu Pacific, its a one hour plane ride from Manila to Legazpi City, but if you take a bus going there from Manila, travel time will be around 12 hours. We are here to attend the viewing party of AXN show of The Amazing Race Asia season 4, were the pit stop is located here in Legazpi City, also we're going to watch Ely Buendia perform solo after the party.

Check out my travel journal below

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The AXN Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Viewing Party at Embarcadero, Legaspi City
Me and Boy Kuripot are here in Legaspi City, we are here to watch and attend the AXN Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Viewing Party at Embarcadero de Legazpi here in Legaspi City. We arrived at around 11am here in our hotel and we're just charging up and ready to watch the Philippine pit stop of the Amazing Race Asia that will be aired tonight at AXN, also after the viewing party, rock icon Ely Buendia will do a live solo performance to all people of Legaspi, I was surprised to know that Ely will be here to play as himself and not for Pupil.

The fun also revolves when we rode the same plane with Ely and the rest of the celeb guest for the viewing party. I'm going to blog more about Ely Buendia's live act, according to manager Day Cabuhat, the live performance will be special, different and never before seen act by Ely Buendia. Now I'm super excited. To all people of Legaspi City, let's troop down to Embarcadero!!!

funny note: I'm having a lot of trouble pronouncing and remember the name of the venue, kaya bina blog ko na lang sya hahaa.

Pack my bag and head to Misibis Bay Resort today

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I'm going here today! and my flight sched is 9am, I'm starting to pack my things and ready my gadgets and camera. I'm excited, because it will be my 1st time in Legaspi City and I want to see Mayon Volcano hahaha, and also stay at the Misibis Bay at Cagraray Island in Bacacay, Albay. I will be gone and no Manila scene for me now and expect a massive blog updates about Misibis Bay, you can check their website here at

I'll go there with Jeff Siy of and we will have an awesome 4 days of adventure there! I'll be posting photos and updates via my Facebook. I do hope that theres wifi internet in the resort room.
Misibis Bay! see you later!
photo. jeff and me. (photo by lace)
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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