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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Az video blog at Manila Bulletin 3D new media event

Here's another video blog that I made using a Flip Video minoHD, I was here at the Manila Bulletin 3D new media event and I just record everything on video! the 3D launching, the live acoustic performance, the dance, the strip and the red wine drinking contest haahahah.

Manila Bulletin launched their 3D newspaper (you need 3D glasses to experience the effect), and their digital version of the newspaper can be access and opened using PC or Apple Ipad.

Az video blog at Hennessy Artistry Manila (im using Flip Video Mino HD)

This is my short video blog after arriving at the NBC Tent for the Hennessy Artistry Manila 2010. I'm sitting at the VIP area with our blogger friends. This is around 10pm.

This is the first time that I used a Flip Video Mino HD video recorder in doing my video blog.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Get free registration for the Vertical Marathon on Nov.27 @ BGC
Fun run, marathon, triathlons and many other running sports event are booming out from nowhere, but I invite you to join the VERTICAL MARATHON of BGC and Discovery Channel. The mechanics is that runners will run going up on a building, using the building stairs and alley as the running track field.

The registration is worth P600, but if you are low in budget and want to join the Vertical Marathon, we have here Skechers Shape-Up Philippines to give away 50 free registrations to those who will join in their Facebook gimmick. The first 50 people who will reply will receive free registrations for those who answer/comment/reply the question "What is the best thing about running for you?"

so pano ba?
just go to their FB page at

or start comment here

SM Cyberzone Christmas Event

Tech Xmas
SM Cyberzone is going to have a mall tour starting on November 20 in different branches simultaneously every Saturday from the last week of November to December.
Enjoy and participate some activities like Air band contest, Cosplayer hunt, Auto tune Christmas Caroling contest, photo booth, game console contest, name that mp3 and many more.

Check the date below

Nov. 20 - SM Fairview
Nov. 27 - SM Baguio and SM Naga
Dec. 4 - SM Manila and SM Southmall
Dec. 5 - SM Tarlac, Clark
Dec. 11 - SM Bacolod (event center) SM CDO
Dec. 12 - SM Cebu (new wing), SM Davao
Dec. 18 - SM Marikina, SM Megamall and SM North Edsa

*all events will be held in SM Cyberzone, except SM Bacolod and SM Cebu

Electric cars will rise at the 1st Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit

The future for electric cars is coming, and this will be discussed at the 1st Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit on Nov.23-24 in Meralco Multipurpose Hall in Pasig City. This will be another help to lessen the pollution in our country. I hope they can include Segway vehicles. More details are provide below in their press release.

My 10 note review of Deathly Hallows part 1 movie

yup, you know what will happen here....

1. Movie length is around 2 1/2 hours
2. Harry Potter takes off his shirt many times, now you know.
3. Much better to watch it in IMAX than in 3D digital
4. Voldemort hunts Harry, while Harry hunts the Horcruxes
5. Lots of drama, more story development on the way
6. Don't sleep, you might miss something, or else, read the novel
7. More magic and spells
8. I saw Voldemort two times only in this movie, but Harry strips for the 2nd time
9. Dont watch this if you haven't seen or read "Half-blood prince
10. more Hermione!

my movie rating : 4 for the excitement of Deathly Hallows
3 for the lovers quarrel
and 4/5 for part 1 ending

Movie bloggers at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 IMAX premiere

Thanks to Warner Bros. Philippines for inviting us again, we watched the movie in IMAX SM Mall of Asia for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 movie. I was there with the movie bloggers and wearing an invisible cloak to hide myself from the Walking Dead. (the other movie bloggers - cher and ria are not with us on pic.awww)

more pics below

Seattle's Best Coffee barista knows our name

Here's another addition to my barista story, we ordered some food and drinks at Seattle's Best Coffee in Tektike bldg, we took a coffee break there after our busy day in hospital and dentist hopping. Lace ordered a java chip drink for me, and then after some minutes the barista calls Lace's name and then I discovered that my drinking cup has no name written on it. Amazing!
next time, I'll try my own name.

Win an Apple Ipad by joining the contest of Yahoo! Philippines "My 2010 Story competition"
To celebrate the exciting year that was 2010, Yahoo! Philippines announces the launch of a rich media competition, My 2010 Story. From presidential elections to summer trips, romantic getaways to inspiring stories, the My 2010 Story encourages Filipinos to share their most memorable experience of the year on Yahoo!’s micro-blogging platform, Meme. (

The competition is open to all Filipino residents. Participants will be required to sign up to Meme from a Yahoo! account and post their most memorable 2010 story ending their entry with #My2010Story. Participants are welcome to post more than one entry to the competition and are free to utilize all Meme from Yahoo! features, upload a photo/video/audio. Entrants will be required to caption their meme with a short paragraph (no more than 200 words).
The most creative entry on Meme will win an Apple iPad and two runners up will receive an Apple iTouch each.

The competition will run from November 12 – December 3.
Contest Mechanics are as follow:

Zombies are stars and 5.3 million zombie fans welcome The Walking Dead

Walking Dead
The Walking Dead opens last Halloween Day and it was the most talked about original series based on a comic book by Robert Kirkman. Zombies are now stars on TV and in the US it now captures a 5.3 million of viewers after its debut and then garnered a 3.6 million viewers among adults aged 18-49 and consiered The Walking Dead as the highest cable series of 2010.

Here in the Philippines we have also our own growing numbers of zombie and Walking Dead fans and we got our own locao premiere here when it was aired on a road block broadcast through FX(Sky Cable Channel 156), Fox Channel, Star World and Channel V, and that was aired after 5 days of the US premiere. And now we have The Walking Dead tv series that airs every Friday at 11pm on FX. (more below)

Trade in your CRT TV to a Sony Bravia LCD TV at the Sony's Big Switch

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Sony is having an early Christmas gimmick, and its like a big and super discount in buying a Sony Bravia LCD TV, and all you have to do is go to their Sony's Big Switch event happening on November 19-21, 2010. And just add a little cash and you can take home a brand new Sony Bravia LCD TV. Take note that your CRT TV should be working and has no defect, because the CRT TV will be donated and used for struggling schools nationwide and this is a project of Sony, Knowledge Channel and Hands on Manila.

read the details below to know more

5th Toys and Collectibles Christmas Fair 2010 production note 2

I can't believe that this is my 2nd production note for the event, Im so busy the past month and weeks and here I am in my 2nd meeting for the event. I missed so many meetings and because that I was out of town always, but I'm glad that I hear that we are nearly closing our booths for the toycon, but we still have some space for mommy booths that will be organized by Mommy Mundo. I think we have around 100 booth exhibitors for this event, and while I finished the event poster, I learned that our official title is - The 5th Christmas Toy Fair and Mom's Holiday Finds. Its a fusion of two different fair for the holidays.

There will be booth sales, auction, story telling, magic show, donation drive, cosplay, live movie viewing and many more. And for now, I will revise the poster that I designed and will prepare it before the main deadline on Sunday.

save the date!
December 17-18-19, 2010
Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall

Turn off the lights and party tonight in Hennessy Artistry Manila at NBC Tent

Hennessy Artistry Manila - Poster
The global art of mixing will start tonight at 9pm in NBC Tent, The Hennessy Artistry Manila will be born at last! featuring live performance by DJs Rasmus Faber and Lauren Pope, rock bands Pupil, Kjwan and pop group True Faith. It will be a night of music, dance, art and Hennessy signature mixed drinks. (more details below)

Toys and model kit photo shoot at 8th National Scale Model Competition of IPMS

I saw this exhibit few days ago and I didn't expected that I'll be in SM Megamall this afternoon to attend a meeting and I got the time to check out the contest entries and exhibit of IPMS members at the event center of SM Megamall, its a free and public exhibit of various scale models like Gundam, Aircrafts, tanks, cars, ships, dioramas and some model kits of comic-movie characters. I took some photos and was in the mood to check out each figures being exhibited under a thick glass cabinet.

more photos and story below

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Contest winners for the movie ticket to Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 1

real leaf
here are our winners who joined the Real Leaf Green Tea FB profile photo contest
each winners will get 2 tickets for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie part 1 in Glorietta Cinema.

Joan Macawili
Roel Nares
Ria Hazel Lumandog
Orlando Pasion Jr.
Aldrin Balderas
Van Medalla

congratulations to our winners!
Thanks to Real Leaf Green Tea for sponsoring this contest here in my blog.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

my coverage: Department of Tourism "Pilipinas Kay Ganda" launching

Here's my coverage of the Pilipinas Kay Ganda launching. The event was held in Oceana, San Miguel by the bay, SM Mall of Asia complex. The event was attended by city officials, tourism organizations, media, press, bloggers and our Vice President Binay. This is to launch the new slogan and brand of our Philippines that will be use in marketing it to other countries by our Department of Tourism. Let's bid farewell to "Wow Philippines" and let's welcome "Pilipinas Kay Ganda!"

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I got a short talk with our DOT secretary Alberto Lim and his Usec. Vicente R. Romano III after the big unveiling, Sec. Lim asked me if I like the idea and if it is beautiful, I replied that we will support it and we are here to support it. Honestly, I didnt like it in the first place as the slogan was released via the internet but then after hearing sec. Lim's speech and Usec. Vicente R. Romano III , I finally understand what they want to deliver and show, I know its hard to market it, but I know it will work due to their study, research and survey, and as other countries used their own native tongue in describing their own land.

"This new brand addresses the two topmost considerations of tourists all over the world intheir choices of destination - the beautiful scenery and the warmth of the people" - Romano

"That's why I'd like to invite all of you to join hands and rally behind the brand we are about to reveal. Together, let's make the brand not only believable, but also real. After all, no one can argue that our motherland is beautiful, And its the only one we have" - Lim

visit to know more about Pilipinas Kay Ganda
(more photos below)

Games and social network in your new Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger beta

I met yesterday some people from Yahoo! and they told us about the upcoming release of the new Yahoo! Mail beta and Yahoo! Messenger beta, It was a long wait for a new upgrade and it is the right time to release a new version of Yahoo! Mail and Messenger. And from the opening talk, I just learned that social networking just embraced our beloved Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, not only social networking but also games. The first thing they showed us is that Yahoo! Mail beta is 2x faster than any web mail providers and this is the new version, much more advance and upgraded. But let me list down the new features and useful tools of Yahoo! Mail and Messenger beta, which was released today as a beta. (more story below)

Watching Pacquiao-Margarito fight in Sky Cable live HDtv

It's my 2nd time to watch a live sports event on HD and the boxing match of Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito for the WBC Superwelterweight championship fight is my latest HDtv experience, it was awesome to watch it live on an HD TV and broadcast through Sky Cable HD and this is my best and exciting viewing of a global sports event. The viewing event was held in Ayala Alabang Country Club and Sky Cable installed 16 Sony 42-inch LCD/LED TV, a perfect tv partner for watching live HD feed. (more story below)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MOVIES: Matt Dillon as a multi tasking cop in Takers

His searing performance as a racist officer in the Oscar-winning “Crash” earned Matt Dillon an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In Columbia Pictures' new action-thriller “Takers,” Dillon plays another cop but of an entirely different mold.

“No, he’s not like the guy in `Crash' at all. Although if you are going to play a cop, I would prefer to play one who is messed up!,” he laughs. “What I mean is, I prefer to play a character who is human, with flaws. Mostly in movies, criminals are more interesting than cops but in the case of `Takers,' the character is as interesting as the bad guys. He’s got flaws and I like that. He’s divorced, he’s got a daughter, and he’s an adrenaline junkie who is very caught up in his work.”
“There’s a sequence in the film where he’s taking his daughter to a museum on his day off but then he gets some information about a guy that they’ve been looking for and he ends up going on a stakeout with his daughter. He ends up chasing this guy down the street with his daughter sitting in the car, with her colouring book, next to him.
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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