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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)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"TRON Night: An IMAX 3D Experience" at SM North EDSA, SM Cebu Oct 28

ang saya naman sa Cebu! hehehe. happy Tron night sa inyo dyan! Read the details below on how to score tickets,and also I saw that some Cebu Bloggers are giving away some tickets too. To our Manila friends! see you in SM North.

The Philippines will take part in Walt Disney Pictures' global event “TRON Night: An IMAX 3D Experience” on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the IMAX Theaters of SM North EDSA and SM Cebu.

Simultaneously scheduled in IMAX cinemas worldwide, “TRON Night” will gives audiences the chance to see more than 20 minutes of never-before-seen 3D footage from Disney's upcoming film, “TRON: Legacy,” a 3D high-tech action-adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oh! baby event panoramic photo

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Here's a panoramic photo stitch of the Oh! Baby! All Natural Baby Food press conference last night at Je Suis Gourmand, Fort Bonifacio. It's my first time in that restaurant and I attended this event with my wife Lace to check out the Oh! Baby! All Natural Baby Food processed and prepared by Mommy Chefs Tina Trilliano-Lagdameo and Rebecca Disini-Gomez. The baby food is very affordable, all natural food priced in a bottle for only P70 and the teething cookie is priced at P90. The event was hosted by Nancy Castiglione.
We're going to feature this after I get off from a trip to Laguna today.

Free Comics,Gaming and Animation Seminar by iAcademy

iAcademy is inviting college students in the field of fine arts, animation and multimedia arts to attend a FREE Comics and Gaming Animation Seminar on October 21, 2010 at iAcademy. Seminar will start at 2PM-5PM.

for RSVP just contact Angelo Sta. Maria at 0916-7188270. Speakers from Thailand wil be there as one of the speakers of the seminar. Also check out the poster above for full details. iAcademy is located at 3F, Philfirst Bldg, 6764 Ayala Ave. Makati City.

For bloggers who are interested to attend the seminar, just post a comment below with email and blog url.

for inquiries, just email Kristine Joy Astilla at

SM Cyberzone host Sony PS3 MOVE and Sony World 3D launching event at SM Megamall
Get a chance to try the Sony PS3 MOVE and the Sony 3D TV this October 21 and 22 at the Event Center of SM Megamall. Play 3D games using Sony Playstation 3 and MOVE. Experience the Sony 3D World only in SM Megamall.

This event is brought to you by Sony and SM Cyberzone.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Converse updates its logo

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I just received the news from our inhouse PR of Converse Philippines, that they announced the updated logo of Converse. Its just a plain word "Converse" and the circle and star is no longer present. Im don't have an idea why they change, and this will apply on their new shoe lines and merchandise.

I'm going to wait for their new line and grab a new pair of Converse with the new logo. But I'm going to miss that star and arrow like shape.

Converse fans.. do you like the new logo?

Converse Philippines on Facebook

Sneak Peek: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1"

Warner Bros.' “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

The Amazing Race Asia in Legaspi City on October 21 at AXN

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The Amazing Race Asia next pit stop is here in the Philippines, I just noticed this when I saw a commercial of an upcoming episode of it at AXN and I got surprise to see a familiar volcano that has a perfect cone shape, yup yup! that's the Mayon Volcano. The Amazing Race Asia will air this episode on October 21, 2010 (Thursday) at 9pm on AXN, they say that there are lots of surprises and the race was so intense as they travel to Legaspi City - the gateway to the Bicol Region's 8 Wonders of Eco-Tourism led by our Mayon Volcano as a backdrop and then the end of the pit stop was at the island resort of Misibis Bay in Cagraray Island. (more below)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hennessy Artistry Manila on November 19 at NBC Tent

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The event is finally here in Manila! and I've waited for years to have our own big Hennessy Artistry event and this will be a night of rock music , funky lights, mixed drinks and the world's best cognac - Hennessy. I like to share that Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific will have their Hennessy Artistry Manila event on November 19. 2010 at NBC Tent, The Fort, Taguig City. The event is a unique platform entirely dedicated to Mixability that characterizes the Hennessy universe.

The Hennessy Artistry Manila will bring two international music star DJ and alternative rock group Pupil, rock band Kjwan, and pop group True Faith. The event is part of a global series and invited guest will experience and enjoy the Hennessy universe and their mixed drinks that is based on four basic flavors - Hennessy berry, citrus, ginger and apple are the perfect additional to the world's best cognac. I remember that this event is so popular in other countries like in Malaysia and Singapore, and I just discovered this event 2 years ago from a Malaysian blogger and I saw that they enjoyed the event and was hoping that we can have one here too in Manila, but now my prayers are answered.

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You can get your tickets and exclusive invite after purchasing a bottle of Hennessy to these participating bars - Encore Super Club, Limbo, Amber Ultra Lounge and M Cafe. A bottle of Henessy is around P4k up to P6k, depends on the bottle size, and one bottle will give you 4 tickets.

Visit Hennessy Artistry website - and follow them also in Facebook and Twitter.

check out below for some photos from various Hennessy Artistry event

Pizza Sunday party at home

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I think home delivered pizza is one of the best and favorite food for bloggers, I remember that I always order this whenever I'm alone or there's a massive deadline of desktop jobs that needs to be finished within 24 hours, and here at home, it is one of the most ordered food via phone, After waking up so late, my wife told me that she wants to eat Mcdonald's, and then I went down to order it on the phone, but then the girl on the phone told me that next delivery will be after 2 hours because they have lots of pending orders that time, then I decided not to order and dial Jollibee delivery, but then I got disappointed as there's no one answering the phone, hmmm ganun naman sila lagi, maybe Jollibee Niog branch is busy this Sunday.

And then, our last resort is to order Pizza Hut, I went up to our room and reported it to Lace about Mcdo and Jollibee, then she told me to try Pizza hut, but I didn't know that she ordered already when I attended to watch over and play with our baby boy Ashton, She ordered this pizza cheesy volcano, and then I followed up the order and ordered a pasta with meat balls, then the pizza delivery boy arrived and we ate our lunch and went back to our laptops and eat these pizzas. Then after eating another set of pizzas arrived, 2 boxes of pan pizza was delivered here at home from Pizza hut hahahaha, me and Lace laughed and the food fest never stops here at home, the Food Monsters never fails.

oh wow! im excited na try to the PS3 later.. ehhehhe..

The fun in doing panoramic photo

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I got a new hobby and its a two week love of doing panoramic photo and process it using softwares like Adobe Photoshop and auto stitch photo software. I'm amazed on a semi virtual view of a landscape in 180 degrees. The hobby started when I climb up on the viewing deck of SM City Baguio and loved the view of the mountain area and also the city below it. I took some photos and test shots using my Olympus E520 and it compose of 4 photos of the landscape from the left to right. I did an experiment at home stitching it and cloning the edges of the photo and connect them to produce a panoramic photo. (more below)

Nurture Network supports parents through circle of experts

Parenthood, as they say, is a 24-hour job.

There are no clear-cut rules and no crash courses to prepare one for this life-changing phase. With this, Wyeth Philippines has put together an online parenting resource hub designed specifically for parents by parents, which seeks to help moms and dads in this journey. Nurture Network ( provides reliable information on child care and development with individuals from various practices giving expert advice.

Joyce Ramirez : Hollywood PR is a Filipina

Good news to all: A Filipina is now making waves in Hollywood as an international publicist!

Joyce A. Ramirez, known as the “queen of international PR,” has carved an international career by helping publicize some of the most popular TV shows in the world such as LOST (from Season 1 to Finale and has worked and met the cast in Oahu led by Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Emerson, Terry O’Quin, among others), NCIS:LA’s Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt at Paramount Studios, Fil-Am producer/director Dean Devlin, CSI’s Anthony Zuiker and former Disney exec Jon Niermann for his regional project called Project: Lotus. She is set to work in Hawaii soon with actors Alex O’Loughlin (who starred with Jennifer Lopez in The Back Up Plan), Scott Caan (Entourage and Ocean’s Thirteen) and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) for the Asian season premiere of Hawaii Five-O. (more below)

Mentos Fresh Burst Geyser to set Guiness World Record at SM MOA today
The big event will be this afternoon of Oct. 17th at 1PM at SM MOA concert grounds, witness as Mentos and in tie up with Coke Zero as they will attempt to set a world record for the geyser thing.

even kids can do a little experiment, if coke zero and mentos can blend.
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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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