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Sunday, June 30, 2013

A wall of books as painting canvas displayed in Fully Booked BHS

Here's a nice artwork piece that I spotted inside Fully Booked Boni High Street. Its a one of a kind painting piece painted in a wall of books.

The stack of books estimate height is around 40 feet. Its a big attraction here in Fully Booked and it stand in the middle of the store, you can also view this while on the 2nd floor for a different perspective. But i like it viewing from the ground floor and look up to see to see the whole painting.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

DC Superheroes exhibit at The Block, SM North EDSA

DC Superheroes exhibit in SM North
I'm on the way for another meeting, but this time in SM City North EDSA, I'm surprised to see that there's a DC Superheroes exhibit happening inside The Block of SM City North EDSA. I think my geek radar is so slow or out of commission and I didn't even detected this.

But I'm happy to see this...and check out those superheroes costume encased in glass chambers, The Justice League is here in Manila!

but where is Superman ?

Impromptu coverage - Boys Overload mall event in SM City Manila

Boys Over Load in SM Manila

I went to SM City Manila for a meeting, but then I arrived so late due to heavy traffic near the area and missed the 4pm meeting, but then I was informed that they have an event at the event center and they will be done at around 6pm. I told my ka-meeting that I will meet them at 6pm after their event, so I stayed in the mall for a while and tried some of the new restaurant at the 4th level.

After my meal, I'm busy checking my Instagram and heard that someone is singing "Umaaraw, Umuulan" song by Rivermaya, at first that I thought that Rivermaya is here in the mall, so I tweeted and FB post it mentioning that the 4th generation band of Rivermaya is here performing live, after my meal and social media push ups, I went down to check out the event.

We got free toys from Breeze Sigeland event in SM MOA

Breeze Sigeland
We're glad that we went to SM MOA the day of June 22,2013, kagagaling lang namin ng SM Megamall and buti na lang we decided to eat our dinner here in SM MOA, we love to stay here because its near to our home.

After arriving in SM MOA, we spotted this event at the Music Hall, we approached the banner and read the details..we saw the Toy Kingdom logo first and we thought that its an event from Toy Kingdom. Then we saw the Breeze logo from the banner and learned its an event from Breeze.

Watami: a Japanese casual restaurant in SM Mall of Asia

Watami in SM MOA
Our plan that day was...attend a meeting, eat lunch and go to SM MOA to watch the weekend fireworks and eat our dinner there. Me and my wife and son, went there and found Watami restaurant in SM Mall of Asia, when my wife saw this for the 1st time 2 days ago before we dine here, she throws a lot of ohhh ahhhh. I know she's interested to try this, but for me.. I heard of Watami before and I missed some of their opening launches few months ago.

Now here's my chance!!! lets try it and see how tasty their food

Nice to see you again.. Kung Fu Kitchen at The District

Kung Fu Kitchen - the district
I super miss this resto!! I love their food selection and I became of it after they 1st opened in their 1st branch in SM City Manila, but my last visit was last January and after a month, their resto closed down, and now after several months they transferred here in The District and opened up a new branch, welcome back Kung Fu Kitchen!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Be the man on top! - join Rogin-E "mafia" photo theme contest and win pass to FHM 100 sexiest women victory party this July 10, 2013

The FHM 100 Sexiest Women Victory Party 2013 will be on July 10, 2013, are you ready for the big event? Do you have your ticket pass yet? I'm sure you want a pass, but this is one of the way on how to score a ticket for the sexiest event in the country. Just recreate a mobster movie in photos, submit it to me and we will judge the best photo and award one winner a pass to the FHM event. Rogin-E wants you to be the man on top, be the top of anything and be the master!!! so join now!

Here's the mechanics

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Az video blog: 10th Bangkathon 2013 in Calatagan, Batangas

Here's my video blog coverage of the 10th Bangkathon 2013 that was held in the oceans of Calatagan, Batangas. Its my first time to do a video coverage of a paddled boat race and riding a small boat in the sea. I used my Olympus E-PL 1 in video recording the whole event,  I also used my iPhone4s with a water proof casing in shooting 2 footages. I'm glad that the turn out is great and everyone are safe during the race. I heard that there's one boat got wiped out by big waves, but still the boatman is okay and his boat didn't suffered any damages. The experience is great for me... I haven't witnessed this kind of festival before in my life, and its nice to know you Calatagan, Batangas in a different perspective.

my coverage: 10th Bangkathon 2013 in Calatagan, Batangas

10th Bangkathon 2013 in Calatagan, Batangas
I just came from an awesome trip and coverage for my blog.The Bangkathon boat race festival and event is not just a regular race but also an eye opener for me on what’s happening around our nearby provinces and also the effort the town folks are doing to conserve and protect the marine resources in Calatagan, Batangas.

My story started where I’m at home just resting and then last Saturday, Ms. Des Lleno, of CSR department of Manila Ocean Park sent a message tag in Facebook and she invited me to join and attend the 10th year of Bangkathon Festival in Calatagan, Batangas. After reading the Facebook post and tag, my mind got refreshed that I have heard this Bangkathon before, not sure if I have read it, seen it on TV or a friend from Batangas mentioned this to me. After getting a confirmation from Des and the organizer of the festival – Mr. Jessie Delos Reyes of Conserve and Protect Oceans Foundation Philippines or CAP-Oceans, I told them I will bring my three other blogger friends to join the journey, I get the positive nod and then we prepared right away and waited for another night to travel to Batangas. Me, Raffy, Enzo and Ron plan it well on Facebook about the trip, but it was okay when Ron back out bec. of daddy duties and some work for Sunday. So it was me, Raffy and Enzo joined the journey and adventure to Calatagan, Batangas.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Super Moon of June 23, 2013 in Calatagan, Batangas. Philippines

Super Moon June 23, 2013 Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines- photos by Azrael Coladilla

I'm not aware that there will be a super moon last night. I got reminded by our companion during our trip in Calatagan, Batangas. We saw the moon so dark yellow last night covered by rain clouds, but it was around 8pm when we started to observe the moon while we are in a moving vehicle. Then I googled and read that the moon's closest position to Earth is at around 7:32pm.

So we missed the Super moon, its biggest, brightest and closest to Earth.

Super Moon June 23, 2013 Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines- photos by Azrael Coladilla

But its okay, we still took a shot of the moon and at around 9:30pm, we went out and started taking photos.
I'm glad there's clear sky in Calatagan, Batangas.

Super Moon June 23, 2013 Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines- photos by Azrael Coladilla

Took this photo using my Olympus E-520 DSLR with 40-150mm m.Zuicko lens.

See you on August 2014 Super moon!

related article:

Pinoys may miss ‘supermoon’ tonight

MANILA, Philippines - With rains blocking the night sky, the state weather bureau said Filipinos might miss out on the biggest “supermoon” this year which will happen tonight.

Rex Guerrero of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)’s astronomical observatory yesterday said that when there is a full moon and it moves close to the earth, the phenomenon is called a supermoon because the moon would appear bigger.

Guerrero said that the supermoon happens around five to six times a year, and that the biggest supermoon for this year will take place tonight at 7:32 p.m.

Guerrero said the moon will be 49,499 kilometers from the earth this evening.

However, he said that with the presence of the southwest monsoon which has been bringing rains to parts of the country these past few days, there is a possibility that some Filipinos would not be able to get a clear look at the moon.

“Normally, the supermoon could stay at its peak for about an hour, so the public will just have to wait for the rains to stop and, from the windows of their homes, they can look up and see the moon,” Guerrero said.
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Last year, the country experienced a total of five supermoons.

Guerrero also said that high tides are expected because of the full moon.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bangkathon 2013 day zero

We are here now in Peninsula resort in Calatagan, Batangas for the Bangkathon 2013. We will stay here overnight and wake up early at 5am to prepare for the grand boat paddle race. Its their tenth year today and kudos to the Conserve and Protect Oceans Foundation Philippines for keeping the sea protected and also educating our local fisher folks.

I just learned earlier that fisherfolks who will join the race should be registered and licensed fisherman, their boat are also registered. Jessie of Cap ocean org informed me that they have now 23 participants for the race tomorrow, the most exicting part is that the water here in Batangas is in its highest tide.... The most highest tide ever... They told us that the sea level here in Calatagan rises 3 inches every year, so that proves that sea level rising is active and in the future some islands in our country will be covered by the sea.. Freaky noh

Also the most exciting part is to see their artificial reefs under water. They have placed 14 reef pyramids under water, all completed and constructed by man.

The blocks used are made of dead corals and this man made reef can replaced the dead coral reefs.

Imagine... They have 14 pyramids... With height of 30 feet and standing under the 60 feet see water and that 14 reefs are built by thousands of volunteered divers from all over the world and funded by one private person here in Calatagan.

They invited us to dive tomorrow but i told them i can just snorkel... jessie said i can still view the reef pyramids from the surface via snorkel.

Also best part here... Its the only reef pyramid here in the country

Ok time to go to bed
See you later Bangkathon

Yup i posted this using my iPhone4s

Calatagan, Batangas marks 10th year of Bangkathon Festival 2013

10th Calatagan Bankathon 2013
Tomorrow is the big day for the local community of Calatagan, Batangas, their fishermen and town folks will battle in paddle boat race for this year's Bangkathon Festival, organized by Conserve and Protect Oceans (CAP-Oceans) , an organization for the advocacy for the conservation and protection of the sea and its natural resources. They organize this kind of festival to communicate with the locals of Calatagan, Batangas for their awareness to help protecting their natural resources and source of living - the sea.

day 1–12th Toycon Philippines 2013

day 1 - 12th toycon philippines 2013 photos by dan castro
The day 1 of 12th Toycon Philippines 2013 marks our 2nd year of organizing a retailer’s day or shall we call it comics and toy market for a day. The event occurs during a day before the main event. We just opened the exhibitors booth area for everyone so that they can shop or do business with our exhibitors. We have a around 100 plus merchants joined in our event so the shopping will take you almost a day if ever you’re looking for something or just waiting for incoming new stocks of toys.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Buy Rogin-E and Get a Free pass to FHM's 100 Sexiest Victory Party!


The most awaited event and party  - FHM's 100 Sexiest Victory Party! will be on July 10, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, and I heard that ticket invites are hard to grab, and I remember years ago that we need to pre-register in FHM Philippines website just to get one and its a 1st come and 1st serve basis. But this time its a different ball game, its hard to get ticket pass and you need to be wise and join some online games by FHM Philippines and its sponsors for the ticket. Its like a big competition for the guys and whoever gets one...its a big winner! But wait... we have here some information on how you can get a FREE pass to "FHM's 100 Sexiest Victory Party!", I'm sure this will also be a great news to all those Rogin-E buyers.

just read the mechanics below

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

12th Toycon Philippines 2013 tv guesting in ABS CBN Umagang Kay Ganda

12th toyon philippines in umagang kay ganda abs cbn 2
Thanks to Dan Castro for uploading the behind the scenes of the tv guesting of all toy groups and Toycon organizers to promote the 12th Toycon Philippines 2013. The tv guesting for the morning show was last June 13, 2013 and I was still out of the country that time when it happened. Thanks to all toy group participants for joining the tv guesting with Vic, Cholo and Lou, I’m just staring at the photos and it looks like that everyone really enjoyed facing the tv camera and accepting interviews from the morning show’s host.

day zero–12th Toycon Philippines 2013 ingress


I was out of the country when the 12th Toycon Philippines 2013 ingress started, thanks to my sis and fellow Toycon organizers for uploading the photos of the ingress session. I was at the hotel in Hong Kong trying to finalize the media list and also guest for the event, I got no laptop on hand and I just rely on using my iPhone 4s in doing the job, and thanks again to my sis for helping me compile all the guest names and sent it to Kath of Anime Alliance Philippines. Day zero occurred last June 13, 2013.

Happy 10th year - Azrael's Merryland Blog
It was June, 19, 2003, the date when I started to create my personal blog called Azrael's Merryland Blog.
I didn't know that it will reach its 10th anniversary, the year 2007 is the start where I focus myself as a full time blogger and today I still enjoy blogging and sharing cool stories and adventures that I encounter in my life. But it seems that I have lost my goal and dream for this blog. I guess its the right time to put another goal and a dream to reach and fulfill. I wish for another 10 years and also making my dreams come true again.

Thanks to all my blog readers, friends, family and online buddies for making Azrael's Merryland Blog a happy place for everyone online!

Friday, June 14, 2013

4th day here in Hong Kong

Me with Lace and Ashton tour around Kowloon to shop and eat. Our happy feet took us to every corner of this big mall called Harbor City and visiting Toys R Us is like a must for us because its a big attraction for our little kid.

In our trip, Ashton experienced for the first time riding the tram and also the MTR train.

More adventure awaits for our 5th day later

Also we meet the CEO of last night , he is the ninong of Ashton hahaa tnx Jeff Siy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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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