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Thursday, February 28, 2013

3 day big sale at SM Southmall this March 1-3, 2013

Southerners should check out the 3 days big sale of SM Southmall this March 1-3, 2013, big sale up to 70% off on selected items, plus you can get a chance to win that smart 3D TV and an iPad mini.

Here’s what I love in SM Southmall, they organize this online game where you can win goodies by taking a photo or tweeting the #thebigsale

Last year, I accompanied my wife in a shopping spree and we bought some new clothes for our 2 year old son, Ashton. This year, we hope that our favorite will go back to another price drop.

We are preparing for the big day sale and my wife will go there this Saturday and me for Friday, I need to check out what’s in store for us, I’ll update everyone with a blog coverage tomorrow evening.

It’s a mall wide sale, so expect all store tenants of SM Southmall will greet you with a red tag on their items

There are lots of food and beverage kiosk in SM Southmall, here we love to buy fresh buko at Coco Fresh, there’s also the Food Street where you can dine in anytime after or before shopping.

Just dig in…and its like a treasure hunt for everybody whenever there’s a sale event in SM Southmall

Some are 30% off, while others are way too much…like more than 70% off , you just need to research and roam the mall many times to score these good deals.

We’re excited for this weekend!!!

And I’m also on heat to buy new toys for my baby boy…Toy Kingdom will go on sale for sure.

It looks quite, but tomorrow’s 1st day of sale will be a jam packed day for SM Southmall

More stores on sale this March 1-3, 2013, so see you there!

SM Southmall

3 day sale in SM City Manila this March 1-3, 2013

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Its sale season once again! SM City Manila will have their own 3 day sale this Marc 1-3, 2013, it’s a mall wide sale for 3 days and all their tenants are offering a 70% off in selected items, plus you can get a chance to win a Devant Smart 3D TV in a lucky raffle draw in SM Store. Also the additional 10% off for SM Advantage Card holders will still apply for the 1st day and 1st 2 hours of the sale this March 1. If you are planning to buy some clothes, home wares and accessories, better to hold your wallet today and wait for the biggest sale event in Manila tomorrow.

for the TV raffle prize, pls read the details here at

take note of their mall hours

March 1 - 9am-11pm
March 2 - 10am-11pm
March 3 - 10am-10pm

also, they are running an online contest

Win shopping GC by sharing our 3 Day Sale poster in Facebook and Twitter

Win shopping GCs by joining in our Rafflecopter contest

Also other SM malls will have their own 3 day sale. Check out - SM City Bacolod, SM City Taytay, SM City Fairview, SM City Tarlac, SM City Pampanga, SM City General Santos and SM Hypermarket Sucat Lopez. All of these malls will give away smart 3D TVs to lucky shoppers. so shop now to any of the malls.

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SM Store is also having the 3 day 3 way save promo, it’s already mentioned that 1) you can get 10% off on the 1st day of 1st 2 hours tomorrow, and 2) you can get 5% off if you purchase at least Php5,000 in all 3 days and 3) get P100 take back for every Php 2000 purchase every Sat and Sun…and plus you get a chance to win a iPad mini tablet!!!! ohhh man..this is awesome!

Halata excited ako to buy tomorrow because I love sale and my usual target to buy is in toy stores and men’s shirt.

I’m sure tomorrow will be a crowdy mall in all SM malls

Red signs will be every where! so keep those eyes rolling

yes…polo shirts are also my target.

I hope there’s a similar sale for this year for sun glasses

So kita kits sa SM City Manila!

SM City Manila

Baguio Tour blog 2: we stayed in Azalea Residences Baguio for 3 days

We stayed for 3 days in Azalea Residence Baguio and this is my 2nd stay there, my 1st was last year when I attended the 1st Baguio Bloggers Conference, for my stay…I can say that I’m satisfied with the services that they gave to us (and to me for 2 times already), the room, the food and assistance are great. The location of the hotel is at Leonard Wood, a few walks from there and you’ll reach the famous Session Road that leads to SM City Baguio and also don’t forget that you’ll pass by at PKNY resto and the haunted Laperal house, that is now turned into a gallery and museum.

Baguio tour blog 1: Trip to Baguio via Victory Liner

I have visited Baguio City for many times already, but being as an adult, I counted that I have visited Baguio City for three times already, that’s a yearly visit after 2011 tour with a hotel. I’m happy that I will go back there again to join their annual Panagbenga Festival 2013.

I’m glad that Vincent Tabor organized a tour for us and also managed our accommodation for 3 days in Baguio City. But the only way to go there is to ride a bus via Victory Liner.

It starts here: The Baguio-Benguet Appreciation Tour and Panagbenga 2013

My blog post will start here, and it's a days delayed blog post about my trip and tour in Baguio City and my 1st attendance to watch the Panagbenga Festival and parade. I like to thank Vincent Tabor of and also member of Cordillera Bloggers for organizing this tour and trip for us, its nice to meet also our friends and members of the Cebu Bloggers Society for joining with us, awesome to jam once again to Manila's finest bloggers Anton, Enzo and Raffy for this trip.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tayo'y mga Pinoy: Re-created classic OPM Song by top Music Icons

This is remarkable. Top OPM rock icon legends Ely Buendia, Barbie Almabis, Rico Blanco and Raimund Marasigan re-created their own version of Tayo'y mga Pinoy.

We have seen the TVC weeks ago and amazed how Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) brought these famous OPM icons using Smart's fiber-powered network.

From a 30 second TVC, which has reached more than one million views in Youtube 6 days after it was being published online.

Now, here's your chance to download the full track for free *Caller Ring Back Tune (CRBT) by texting PNOY to 2728.

You can also enjoy watching the music video online, visit Smart's official Youtube channel at

Monday, February 25, 2013

Caracol Festival 2013: Bringing Life and Color in Makati City

Makati City has its own version of cultural event to celebrate the beautiful bounties of Mother Earth. Held at the Globe Event Grounds, Circuit Makati last February 24, Caracol Festival is an annual tradition of Makati residents as one way of addressing the awareness on environmental protection and conservation.

The highlight of the event is the dance production prepared by elementary and highschool students and residents from six barangay clusters in Makati.

"Beyond being a visual feast and jovial celebration, the Caracol Festival seeks to inspire other cities in the country to promote similar activities geared to rouse public awareness on the urgent need for definitive action to save and conserve our environment and natural resources," shares Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay.

Here are the photos taken from yesterday's Caracol Festival 2013.

Photo credits to daomisyel of :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Long line here in Victory Liner Pasay terminal

We're going to Baguio today and we are here in the Pasay terminal of Victory liner. Long lines as usual in every eve of the Panagbenga festival. The bus comes in every 5 min and picks up chance passengers. Me, Enzo and Raffy lined up starting 830pm and i estimated that we might board the bus at around 12am

Raffy met two female passengers going to Baguio too. Chika moments as we wait for our turn with Eloise and Eileen, who is also will attend the festival. Il glad theres monoblock chairs here

Lessons learned. Nxt year i'll ride the early sched trip here in Victory liner

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Funtas-TEch Warehouse Sale and Infotainment EXPO this March 1-3,2013 at New Mega Tent in Libis

Gearing up to the next century where the modern world drives by the technology, and more tech-savvy people, Filipinos desire the latest and coolest devices from mobile phones, digital cameras, flat screen TVs and the likes.

MCT Events Management, in its pursuance to provide notable consumer oriented events like Megabrands and Binondo Warehouse Sale, is pleased to present the upcoming Funtas-TECH Warehouse Sale and Infotainment Expo on March 01-03, 2013 at the New Megatent, Libis, Quezon City.

The event will showcase products and services under the Infotainment Technology industry which includes but not limited to Mobile Phones, Digital Imaging, Laptops and Computer Devices and Equipment, High Performance Home Theater Systems, Audio Equipment, Gaming (PC, console, online and mobile-based), In-Vehicles Technology, Software, Hardware and Content Providers, Home Appliances and Security, Wireless and Convergence Devices, Emerging Technology, Digital Printing Machines, School & Office Machines and Technology Related Services.

The event is a great avenue for the industry players, both old and new, to sell their off season products, liquidate stocks and companies can launch their newest products and offerings to the public during the event to drive up sales and expand market share. The sale is partnered with RCBC Bankard “Making your Life Better”, TIPIDPC, TIPIDCP, TPC lente, GDAP and IGDA.

Tipid PC/TIPID CP is one of the largest online organizations of I.T. buyers, TPC Lente, an affiliate organization of the former specifically for photographers & photo enthusiasts, GDAP – Game Developers Association of the Philippines is a leading trade association in the Philippines, established in 2007 to represent and promote the country’s game development industry. Its members create and publish interactive games and entertainment for various platforms, IGDA Manila – International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.

These organizations will also conduct activities and programs that are pertinent to their industry during the event.

Should you have inquiries, please contact Mr. Jonathan Roxas or Emer Dela Cruz of MCT Events through 643-5490 / 576-6362 / 399-2935 / 502-1546 or email us through /

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vikings luxury buffet is now open in SM City North EDSA

I didn't see it coming, and I just missed its grand soft launch last Feb 18, but its okay, I'm sure the foodies are still warming up and for sure, the food war always occur in weekends.

Vikings SM MOA is the nearest branch for me, but I need another Vikings branch for me whenever I go to SM City North EDSA, expect me to eat there after Feb.

Btw, the photos above is from their MOA branch, we ate there last weekend for my wife's birthday

I'm still looking for photos of the interior and set up of Vikings SM City North EDSA, but there's no photo available yet online, I'll just show some pics na lang that I took last weekend from their other branch.

Tonight we dine in the north!!!! argghhhhh see you soon Vikings

As you can see from the poster they posted in Facebook, they will not accept any reservation as of this moment, they are still in beta mode and they will accept reservation soon. Check out the discounts offered til Feb 21.

Here's the buffet rate per person. If you want to enjoy the luxury buffet, I suggest go here in weekdays. Every weekend is like a food war, but from my last review, I'm glad that they do a quick food refill in the buffet.

Chef Giovanni is now introduced here as the chef for all branches. You can read his details below

Giovanni Sias, a native Sardinian with a passion for fine food, asserts that his curiosity and enthusiasm for cooking started early in life. At 10 years old, Giovanni began fishing with his grandfather off the coast of Sardinia. Together they would cook the fish that they caught, and serve the entire family. Giovanni discovered that his greatest satisfaction comes from cooking for others and watching as they try something new. For him, the secret to good cooking is the feeling that goes into it. "I cook what I feel," he says.

In 1991, Giovanni graduated from the Italian Culinary institute of Sassari in Sardinia. He refined his skills in top-notch hotel restaurants, such as the Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza Vebania, the Hotel Printemps di Pila in Aosta province, and Hotel Moresco di Santa Teresa di Gallura.

In 1995, Giovanni established the restaurant, Face, in Davos, Switzerland. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Sous-chef at the Jolly Hotel Carlton in Amsterdam; the restaurant there was touted as the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands.

During his many years of formal training, the one thing Giovanni craved was freedom to experiment with ingredients. He envisioned a more innovative Italian cuisine, and wanted to integrate traditional recipes with contemporary flavors to yield dishes that would be inventive.

In 2001, Giovanni left Amsterdam to become the Executive Chef of another Jolly Hotel restaurant, the swanky Jolly Hotel Madison Towers in New York City. There Giovanni opened Ristorante Cinque Terre and established himself as one of the leading chefs in New York City. He joined the Italian Chefs competition in New York City and grabbed the first place!

Giovanni became Executive Chef of Hostaria Mazzei in 2005. His expertise in Italian cuisine has quickly found it's way onto the menu and in the nightly specials.

In 2009, he moved to work to the busiest area in Manhattan, the well known Time Square, he worked for the Bond 45 Italian Steakhouse Restaurant, the theater district enjoyed his cuisine.

To complete his career and knowledge of food, he decided to move to the one of Best Hospitals around United States. He was the Executive Chef of the New York Presbyterrian Hospital in Manhattan “McKeen Pavillion” and “Windows of the Hudson” restaurants inside the hospital in year 2010. Won different competitions in cooking at Healthcare Industry in New York and New Jersey and appearances on TV in New York City. He left NYP Hospital this December 2012 to join his beloved family in the Philippines.

And now, just starting to spread his name in the Philippines, he’s now currently with the Vikings company and he believes that his name will be known as well in the Philippines.
— with Chef Giovanni Sias at Vikings Luxury Buffet Mall of Asia

VIKINGS Luxury Buffet

SM City North EDSA

coverage: A Celebration of Love, Music, and Dining last Valentine’s Day at SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa, SM City Naga, and SM City Lucena

Lovers, families, and friends celebrated Valentine’s Day at SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa, SM City Naga, and SM City Lucena being serenaded with their favourite love songs by an orchestra.



The String Colours Ensemble brought beautiful music to shoppers and diners last February 13 and 14 at SM City Batangas and SM City Lipa.

sm city lucena the sound of love valentines day

SM City Lucena had High Strings Orchestra play the shopper’s favourite love songs last February 14.

sm city naga the sound of love valentines day

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Stradivarius Strings were at SM City Naga last February 14 to entertain shoppers who are celebrating Valentine’s Day at the mall.

People also indulged in dining offers by the fast foods and restaurants at SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa, SM City Naga, and SM City Lucena which were exclusively offered for the Valentine Season.

For more updates about the upcoming events at SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa, SM City Naga, and SM City Lucena, follow:

SM City Batangas

SM City Lipa

SM City Lucena

SM City Naga
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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