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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Maroon 5 concert ticket - GRAND WINNER!!!

Here's a little recap.

Me and JBL Philippines launched a concert ticket giveaway for the Maroon 5 Philippine concert, the prize is a ticket for the concert, and only one winner will be lucky to watch the concert for free. The ticket is c/o JBL.  Check out the contest page here  -

So the contest just ended and JBL did the nicest thing for collecting and reviewing all entries.. (awesome guys)

And I saw on my email that they already found the lucky person to watch the concert for FREE!
Lucky!!! bec. tickets are now sold out and there's no other way to find tickets. Kahit ako wala tickets!!!

Congratulations to: Apple Mae Black

The winner will be contacted via email 
To all who joined in this simple contest..thank you much for joining and watch out for more contest here in Azrael's Merryland.

Also pls. join in our contest with Ford -

Congrats again!

Friday, September 14, 2012

NatGeo will teach us on how to be a Doomsday Preppers

There’s a new series over at National Geographic Channel, titled : Doomsday Preppers, the new series will air here in the Philippines this September 17,2012 at 9pm and new episodes will be aired every Monday nights. We saw a preview of the series from the NatGeo launching event in F1 Hotel and the show’s reason for producing this kind of series is to show how different kinds of people predict on how the world will end or live in a life when doomsday strikes. Everyone will do their best to survive and adapt to the remaining surroundings that was left after the big D-day.

In some episodes that was shown to us, we learn that each people featured and interviewed have their own concept, prediction and with lots of What If’s ? like the Earth will experience solar flares and all communication will be dead for years, or the world in a society collapse, world hunger, natural disaster, super volcano explosion and many more. I’m not sure if they included some alien attacks or zombie holocaust, but the show will educate us on how to be prepared and insert that idea that we can survive by going back to the basics and learn back that the old people or the early humans used some techniques in order to survive.

I remember that a female friend shared to me that she already started for her doomsday survival training, there are 30 kinds of doomsday survival training that a people should learn in order to survive just incase we encounter similar situations from the tv series Doomsday Preppers.

The doomsday survival training includes
1. Learn how to fly a plane
2. Learn to swim
3. Rock climbing
4. Learn to trouble shoot wires
5. Operate a car and trouble shoot it
6. Create your own food using organic
7. Carpentry
8. Shoot and operate a gun
9. Operate heavy machineries
10. Light up a fire using stones and wood
11. Learn to use sign language and Morse code.

and many more, it’s the basic things up to the hard core things that if you know all of this, then you have a great chance to survive if ever the D-day occurs. In one of the show, I learned that some people stock a lot of water and food under their basements, there are some people also plant and harvest their own food. I remember my wife Lace is having her own project that we should plant and grow our own food,because there will be times that food might ran out and everything will be expensive. Then I learned that if world hunger strikes, many people here in the city will die. But then after I saw a tv documentary about a family who lives in the mountain,we saw that all of their kids are so healthy and they eat in a regular basis,they eat food that comes from their garden and from the mountains. I think the best way to do in order to survive in a D-day is to live in the mountains.

From the show Doomsday Preppers, the concept of each person is a typical American life and mind, load lots of guns and bullets, stock pile food and water, protect your barn and all of that, but I’m surprised that one family trained themselves in hand to hand combat and then uses the Filipino language to communicate, it’s the most hardest language to understand if you are a non-Filipino,and with Americans, it’s the only language that never been taught in school. hahahaha. very clever.

For my review about the show
Its not a scary documentary about how the world will end, we avoid watching some documentary with animation explanations on how the world will end or how people will suffer and fight for survival, its one of the disturbing topics in a documentary series in showing those kind of scary what ifs series, but I'm glad that this new show Doomsday Preppers is like a DIY and bahala ka sa buhay mo thing, if you want to understand and learn from the idea on how an American will survive when the D-day hit us. The show is not scary, but fun to watch it, there are also explanation from experts to show you the odds on how disaster can happen in a reality and also a follow up video conclusion of each featured doomsday preppers on how are they today after the Natgeo interview. I suggest that you watch this show to learn about survival and If ever another flood and typhoon hit us, you will be prepared and ready to fight back to survive.

Here are some still from the show Doomsday Preppers.
Weekend getaway, bunker style
People living under the ground

Bomb shelter
A bunker that will be useful in the future

Converted pool
converted your backyard pool into a greenhouse garden

Fishing in the greenhouse
Fishing in your backyard.

National Geographic Channel looks into the lives of ordinary people preparing for the world’s end in the all new series Doomsday Preppers, premiering on September 17, Monday at 9 p.m.

here are photos from the event launch
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

I think I have an ear infection

I don't know what's going on inside my right ear, I felt a numbness and sometimes pain in the middle of the day and now I feel a muffling sound in my right ear, I don't know if I'm starting to get deaf but after googling some info, I think I have an ear infection.

I don't know if a pimple that pop out inside the ear canal and now becomes worst, I tried cleaning my ear and I didn't found any painful pimple in the ear canal, but in the following day, my right ear becomes painful and the muffling sound is making me deaf already, I cleaned my ear again with a wet cotton buds and something pops from inside, a dirty fluid got in contact in my cotton buds, not super dirty ha, some kind of fluid with dark spots that shouldn't be there and after cleaning my ear, I felt okay and no ore muffling.

But after two days, the muffling is back, the pain is back and its annoying already. Whenever I open my jaw, I felt the pain going through my right jaw and up to my right ear, I tried pressing my ear and open my mouth just to stretch it. Then I got scared and I decided to see a doctor tomorrow.

arghhhh..ka stress

3 Day Sale this Sept 14-15-16 in SM City Marikina, Sta. Rosa, Clark, Lucena and Iloilo

Its another super 3 day sale event again! This September 14,15 and 16, 2012 will be the 3 Day sale event of  FIVE  SM Supermalls, offering up to 70% off on great choices.

SM City Marikina

SM City Sta. Rosa

SM City Clark

SM City Lucena

SM City Iloilo

Plus shoppers can get a chance to Win 1 of 18 Asus Eee PC X101H
Contest details are posted here at

Each malls have their own event and gimmick, I suggest that you visit their Facebook pages in order to read and check their activities during the sale. And also for day 1 of the sale, don’t forget that the additional 10% discount for SM Advantage card holders is still being offered. Happy Shopping!



J.P. Morgan Asset Management powers up Lazada, the leading online department store in Southeast Asia

Here's a great news for all of you online shoppers and fan of Lazada,  the online shopping site is now powered up by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, as one of their new investor that will help the growth of Lazada in the coming years. I'm excited for the upcomings of Lazada, I'm already a fan of the site when it was launch and I discovered it after that Manny Pacquiao-Bradley boxing match in Sofitel.

The online store have cheaper prices compare to other online sites and also in physical stores, Our country is already embracing online shopping and with the changes of tech and internet (LTE is already here) everyone are adapting to these changes and added a new evolution and breed of shopper and sellers. Lazada is going full blast, I hope that they will add Paypal payments in the next coming months..I hope before Christmas.. pls pls pls..

Congats Lazada and to their team here in the Philippines.

read the news below for detailed info


J.P. Morgan Asset Management invests in LAZADA to fuel continued growth in Southeast Asia

LAZADA, the leading online department store in Southeast Asia, has confirmed an investment by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, which will take a stake in LAZADA through its German holding.

Following its parallel launch in five Southeast Asian countries during the spring of 2012, LAZADA has become the fastest growing online department store in the region. Since then, LAZADA has surpassed most established local and international competitors and according to web ranking site it is already ranking among the top local B2C eCommerce sites in all of its markets. This growth is a testament to the huge potential of this region with a population of more than 600 million people and a growing young middle-class which are embracing new online experiences – ranging from eCommerce to social media – at an ever increasing pace through their mobile phones or other connected devices.

With the support of Rocket Internet, the leading global online venture incubator (e.g. Zalando, Dafiti), LAZADA has already established itself as a household name in the region by providing a one-stop shopping experience online. With an unrivalled brand and product selection available online, LAZADA has developed a wide offering ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys and sports equipment. Today, approximately 1,000 employees are operating streamlined businesses with own logistics and distribution centers in Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.

“We feel very honoured to welcome J.P. Morgan to our investor group and are particularly excited to be joined by an investor that shares our vision and belief in the huge potential of this populous region replicating online shopping behaviours in developed countries”, regional CEO Maximilian Bittner commented. “This will further support our growth as we strive to offer all of our customers fast, convenient and secure online shopping experiences”.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Portfolio Manager Robert Cousin, who worked on the deal from New York, confirmed the transaction, saying, “We are excited to partner with LAZADA as it continues to expand its eCommerce presence in Southeast Asia."

visit Lazada at

About Lazada (,,,,
LAZADA is Southeast Asia’s fastest growing online department store, with operations in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. LAZADA is pioneering eCommerce across some of the fastest growing countries in the world by offering a fast, secure and convenient online shopping experience with a broad product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys and sports equipment. LAZADA is always striving to offer its customers the best possible offering – including multiple payment options, free returns and extensive customer service and warranty commitments.

About J.P. Morgan Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under supervision of approximately $2.0 trillion and assets under management of $1.3 trillion (as of June 30, 2012), is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s clients include institutions, retail investors and high-net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), the parent company of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, is a leading global asset management firm with assets of approximately $2.1 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

iPhone 5 end of rumors and leak tonight (launch event today in San Francisco )

(rumor and concept photo via latimes)

This Sept 12, 2012 is the official launch and unveiling of Apple's next generation mobile devices and one of the most popular item to be launched today is the iPhone 5 which they say that there will have more changes and add ons and also there are rumors about the iPad mini tablet and several others for the next generation iPod. I'm not sure what will be the next big thing for the iPhone 5, I don't have the interest in the past about these phones, but I need to be updated because it will help me to select what kind of mobile devices is perfect for me and also help people by recommending.

check out my Facebook posts and updates here at

Few months ago, I found myself scouting for an iPhone 3G, I decided that I should give Apple a chance to be added in my digital life, but then I accidentally acquired the new iPhone 4s and thanks  to SMART for that, because I won that from a lucky pick raffle game, My life changed in an instant because all the things that I need to do whenever I'm away from my laptop was accomplished perfectly and smoothly with this small iPhone 4s. I'm sad that my old Samsung S1 Android phone sleeps inside my bag along with the Nokia C3, yes I now have 3 phones with me and all of them can't be inserted in one pocket.

When I decided to make my iPhone 4s as my primary phone and also using SMART's Freedom plan which is a perfect post paid subscription for people like me don't spend too much on data and sms plans. Now that the iPhone 5 will be revealed tonight, I got excited and have more interest to know more the new tech of Apple.  I finally understand that many iPhone users complain on to something and having a big upgrade and change will definitely kick out Samsung S3 Android phone. Today, its one of the best smart phone in the planet, Samsung S3 changed the game here and now Apple is in the hot seat to give a big show off that they are still the best smart phone brand and the only tech brand that started this trend.

Apple changed our lives and now its time to follow and see and embrace the future.

I'm searching for a good coverage, and there's no live video feed of the keynote and launch event, but I'm glad that the best tech blogs are prepared and now throwing their own updates via live blog and podcast. You can start the coverage from a list provided by Huffingtonpost --

I'm watching the updates here at

Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream

and also listening to

Myself as a late adapter and user of iPhone, I have lots of expectations based from the rumors that circulated, and thanks to Samsung and other brands that they opened up a free suggestion to people as they give the best features and tech that is only available to Android OS and their device.

Here are some upgrades that we should expect for the iPhone 5
1. Bigger screen
2. Thin body
3. Smaller charger slot
4. New UI and I hope you can do custom settings with the UI (like in Android)
5. LTE ready
6. NFC - they say that NFC won't be available for the iPhone 5 accdg to some rumors, but I know that Apple will work on something that will stay exclusive to Apple similar to NFC
7. New earphones
8. Long battery life

I'm a new user, and I'm not yet familiar with other important features, but if you follow the rumors and lots of leaks, you'll agree that Apple should upgrade more and leave the old iPhone design to obsolete.

Okay, the launch event will start after 30 minutes,  you can watch the recorded keynote after a few hours and after the end of the event. Just go to --

Check out also our local tech blogs as they will give also their comments and also feature of  Apple's new devices for 2012.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Meet Zac Efron in PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012 in SM Arena

Here are the official details that was sent to me by PR Asia about the next fan conference event with the new Penshoppe All Star endorser and model for Penshoppe - Zac Efron. The big event will be on September 29, 2012 at the SM Arena and this is the biggest venue for a fan conference event here in the Philippines. I remember that when they held a fan con event with Ian Somerhalder in SM Mall of Asia, the whole mall grounds were fully occupied by his loving fans. This time, SM Arena is the best venue for a fan conference, if you don't know about the highlights of a fan con, then I suggest you read my coverage from last year's first fan con of Penshoppe, a  fan conference with Mario Maurer


SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL: Hollywood golden boy ZAC EFRON is coming to Manila this September. As committed last March during his contract signing with leading casual wear brand PENSHOPPE, Zac has confirmed to visit Manila and be the brand’s lead star for the annual PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012.

“Team PENSHOPPE is very thankful to Zac for accepting our invitation to visit and meet his fans in the Philippines. PENSHOPPE FanCon 2012 starring Zac Efron will be our biggest event to date as we continue to bring PENSHOPPE to new levels,” says Brand Director Alex Mendoza.

Just in time to welcome the holiday fashion season, PENSHOPPE FanCon 2012 organizers have confirmed the highly anticipated event will take place on September 29, 2012 (Saturday) 7PM at the Mall Of Asia ARENA. Access to the event is FREE for every single-receipt purchase made at PENSHOPPE and exchanged for SM tickets from September 1 to 23, 2012.

Promotional period will start on September 1 in the following outlets: PENSHOPPE stores located at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Ayala Trinoma, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga, SM Baguio, SM Lucena, SM Batangas, SM Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM Davao and SM Cagayan De Oro.

For every single receipt purchase worth P800 (general admission), P1,200 (Upper Box), P2,500 (lower box), P3,500 (Patron) up to P5,000 (VIP front seats), customers must request for a FanCon voucher made valid once signed by the store manager. Customer must then present the voucher to any SM Tickets ( branch nationwide in exchange for the actual FanCon ticket.

Ticket redemption period is from September 1 to September 23, 2012 only.

All ticket categories are free seating. Any pass not claimed within the redemption period will be forfeited in favor of PENSHOPPE, with the approval of DTI. Passes are transferable but are not for sale and are not convertible to cash.

PENSHOPPE Fan Conference 2012 starring ZAC EFRON is an original concept by leading entertainment publicity group PR Asia Worldwide for PENSHOPPE 2012/13. Official media partners include Summit Media’s Candy Magazine, OK! Philippines, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP),, plus more.

For more information follow PENSHOPPE’s official twitter account @PENSHOPPE or LIKE them on Facebook at


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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