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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

75th Oktoberfest Manila 2013–coverage, beer, babes, F1, beer, music, sausage, dancing, all happened at Sofitel Manila

Don’t wake me up when Oktoberfest ends, because I still want a big jug of beer besides me and it’s a bit weird that the beer tastes better here at the Oktoberfest Manila at Sofitel, I know it’s San Miguel Beer, but drinking it during a big grand beer fest is very special and I like it! We didn’t got drunk, but it helped me get a little energy to power up my evening, I was sick that day and I thought I’ll end up going home before the beer party starts, I’m glad that beer song and dance added some kick and gave me a sweat.

Happy 5 million hits to my blog–Azrael’s Merryland

5 million hits
Yey!! I’m happy to see that my blog just reached another 1 million hits after 9 months, I started to get rusty already in blogging, and my blog updates are starteing to slow down, and instead of maintaining 7 months to reach 1 million, now it went up to 9 months. But that’s okay, the most important part here is that I’m still here blogging and continue to provide fresh content for everyone.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST Halloween’s Biggest Street Festival

Are you looking for some scary adventure this Halloween? Then check this event details and invitation to live and run for your life against 3000 zombies in Makati. This is a great training in preparation for the real zombiepacolypse.

Halloween's Biggest Street Festival 

On October 31, Halloween night, hordes of the undead will rise and party with the living as J.R. Usi Presents-- MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST-- the grandest and most exciting Halloween party of the year.

With 3,000 zombies in a "FANTASY RUN" designed and directed to feel like a movie set, the run promises to give participants the most thrilling experience right at the heart of Makati's financial business district.

Coinciding with the FANTASY RUN is an ALL-NIGHT STREET FESTIVAL adjacent to the race course featuring several TOP LOCAL BANDS, DJ's, CAR SHOW, GTMACCON PINOY KOMIKS and COSPLAYERS CONVENTION, MERCATO CENTRALE FOOD FEST, and several other side pocket events to keep you up 'til sunrise!

The Halloween Fest has already received the endorsement of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay as well as the Makati Tourism Office. "MAKATI AFTER DARK is an event that can greatly help promote Makati as a top events destination that will attract more local and foreign visitors to the city."

On his part, promoter J.R. Usi said, "Makati, has always been the preferred venue for pioneering events, whether its fashion, food, arts and culture—and even for some advocacy and political rallies—making it the perfect place to launch our "After Dark" series." 

Beyond the festivities, however, the underlying advocacy of Makati After Dark is to gather funds for the displaced families affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol and Cebu. "We've all seen the damage and how the calamity has affected its residents, especially the children that is why we will be donating part of the proceeds in the relief efforts, we hope this would greatly help them recover and return to their normal lives," Usi explained.

Headlining the bands that will be performing at MAKATI AFTER DARK are CALLALILY, SANDWICH, 6CYCLEMIND, CHICOSCI, GRACENOTE, MOONSTAR 88, and several other surprise guests—each one promising to perform their biggest hits and newest songs.

In addition, a separate DJ setup will also be in place for those who'd rather dance the night away with other celebrity guests expected to make an appearance and join in the festivities.

Foodies are also in for a treat as MERCATO CENTRALE will be holding one of its biggest Food Bazaars at the venue and will offer party goers a wide array of choices that will satisfy all your cravings.

See coolest and sleekest cars in a special CAR SHOW that will showcase some of the most pimped out rides, exotic cars and numerous high-end custom cars.

Kicking off the festivities will be GTMACCON 3 Pre-Event where Pinoy Komiks artists and Pinoy Komiks Cosplayers can meet and interact with their fans.

Other side events include Zombie Movie Marathons, street performers such magicians, stilt-walkers, mimes, fire breathers, dancers, exciting LAN Games and many more.

Visit for more information and sign up either as part of the Human Survivors or be among Zombie Horde. Registration Fee of Php1,000 includes souvenir event shirt, race bib, life belt, swag bag with Halloween treats, event wrist tag, and access to Hallow Fest event grounds. Registration centers are located at TOBYS ARENA GLORIETTA 2, TOBYS ARENA SM MOA, TOBYS SPORTS SHANGRI-LA MALL, and RUNNR TRINOMA. For non-runners entrance to the Festival Grounds, concerts and Hallow Fest is only P500. Tickets are now available at Ticketworld Outlets and at the venue.

Like Follow them on Twitter @makatiafterdark and share your photos on Instagram: makatiafterdark and use the hashtag #makatiafterdark 

About J.R. Usi Presents
John Richard Usi a.k.a. J.R. Usi is a Filipino-American based in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California. His vast experience in the U.S. mainstream entertainment industry as a promoter and booking agent has allowed him to establish solid personal relationships with some of the top celebrities and musical performers in Hollywood. 

Makati After Dark is the first in a series of grand outdoor events and street festivals scheduled for the coming year with the goal of bringing iconic musicians and artists who have yet to perform in the Philippines.

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Enjoy a 2nd Avenue break this Friday

Guys if you are just near Venice Piazza, McKinley you might want to drop by 2nd Avenue's Break booth 

Event: 2nd Avenue Break
Venue:  Atrium, Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill

Activity 1:  Oct 21-24: Free coffee and tea from 12 nn – 5pm by Fb like 2nd Avenue FB page
Activity 2:   Follow 2nd Avenue on Instagram and get a chance to pick a prize

Activity 3:  List down five correct 2nd Avenue Programs and get sure seat for the free lunch on Oct 25 Friday

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Philip the Lifestyle Guy- new lifestyle tv show at TV5 starts on Oct 27 @ 11am

Merryland blogger guy and the Lifestyle guy

PR and media maven, Philip Abadicio is having a new tv show at TV5, after the success of his first lifestyle show in Aksyon TV “Its more fun with Philip”, he got now a new series called “Philip the Lifestyle Guy” that will premiere this October 27, 2013 at 11am on TV5

The Seattle’s Best Coffee 2014 Dream Journal – preview!

Here’s the new 2014 Dream Journal / planner of Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines. They revealed this to us the other day and gave us a copy to have a preview of their new planner. This is SBC annual planner inline in their continuing effort to help the kids at World Vision, in every portion of your purchased beverage, the total of it will donated directly to World Vision. The 2014 Dream Journal will launch on Oct 24, 2013 in all branches of SBC nationwide.

Seattle’s Best Coffee Christmas beverages launch this Oct 24

SBC Q4 2013 Christmas Javakulas
Here’s a great news from Seattle’s Best Coffee Philippines, few days ago they revealed to us bloggers the new Christmas beverages for 2013, and there are four kinds of it in hot and cold beverage format. I’m curious on what will be their new Christmas inspired drinks, and if ever I will get to see the old drinks do a comeback for this year. I just can’t believe that it will be Christmas again, and if coffee shops started decorating their stores and launching their new drinks and new planner at an early stage, then it’s a big signal that Christmas is here, and we see it first at SBC that they launched it first, oh wait? no more party just like last year? hmmm.

My new gear!–Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN m.4/3 prime lens

I’m so excited to go out today and test drive my new lens hahahah. Few days ago, you read about my camera lens problems in both camera that I owned, and I also got a plan to visit a camera repair shop to get some remedy of that camera lens problem, but as of now I need to delay my camera repair shop visit, and get more time in buying new gear for my Olympus E-PL1.

Monday, October 21, 2013

I got now my own Thor mjolnir hammer USB drive from Jollibee

I thought that our nearest Jollibee branch will ran out of stocks of this Thor’s mjolnir hammer usb drive, it gave me 3 days of stress because I have no time to buy or order via delivery. I’m glad that they have more stocks for late buyers like me and we’re lucky we have three Jollibee branches near our area hehehe.

Found this Quick Camera Repair Store

I mentioned yesterday about my camera problems, you can read more about it here at

And yesterday too, I visited that camera repair shop in a nearby mall, my agenda was to check out the camera lens price at the market and then drop by here to inquire nn how much is the cost for repair. The repair guy told me that the labor price for a camera repair service is around Php 1.5k, and he said that I should bring my camera lens on my next visit for him to check, he said that there’s some piece that needs to be fixed or might be replaced. He said that he can fix it with a day or in 2 days depends on the damage.

The store says, “Quick Camera Repair” in Photoline, hmm. if this guy fix my camera smoothly without any hassle, problems and in honest matter, then their store will get a good endorsement from me, I will share this to my fellow Olympus camera users, I’m not sure if they work with the official service center, but I’m still glad they have a camera service near our area here in Cavite.

What do you guys think ?

coverage: Kinder Joy Philippines launch event in SM MOA

Hi Ashton!

Sorry that me and mommy didn’t bring you with us here at the launch event of Kinder Joy, because we have a bad weather yesterday and we don’t want you to catch a cold like mommy and daddy, you know that we’re both sick because of the colds but we still tried our best to attend this event for you hahahaa. I hope you enjoyed this event coverage, its all photos only, and I wish I have a video of it, because the event showed us a very nice musical play for kids. I’m sure you’ll love that, because you love adventure stories, but it’s okay the photo is here to entertain you, enjoy!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bikram Yoga Alabang celebrates anniversary, holds yoga for a cause event

Bikram Yoga Alabang (BYA), the hottest fitness enclave in the Metro South, is celebrating its third anniversary this October. As a tradition, BYA will hold the BYA Shares the Love, an annual yoga for a cause event, on October 26 at the Corte de las Palmas, Alabang Town Center.

The event is themed "You and Yoga for a Difference", highlighting the real essence of the celebration which is to give back to the community through yoga. BYA takes its goals higher by supporting the "My Dream in a Shoebox" campaign this year.

My defective Olympus digital Zuiko lenses (insert sad face here)

I’m having the biggest problem for my camera and I encountered this for the very first time, the most horrifying incident is that when your lenses for your Olympus DSLR are no longer working properly.

In this post, I share my problems that I have with my Zuiko lens 14-42mm lens for my Olympus E-520 and my m.Zuiko 14-42 lens for my Olympus E-PL1.

Yes, both cameras are facing the same problems and I’m having a hard time in taking good photos for my blog. But I manage to adapt with the problem but its still got no convenience and the tech for the camera no longer works for me.
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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