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Saturday, November 16, 2013

360 degrees photo: 9th annual Komikon 2013

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I was in Komikon 2013 this afternoon and I took a 360 degrees photo of the whole event.  Not yet a perfect 360 degrees virtual photo, I'm still using my m4/3 camera and I still experience slow shutter action when taking burst photos. I really should take photos using my DSLR.

Blogger problems in Flickr's new photo experience - part 3 “I'm back to old version “

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Finally!!! its nearly a month of living the blogging life without an embed button in my Flickr, it now comes to an end. I’m now back to the old and original version of Flickr.

How and where I found that GO BACK button, then read my story below

Bose launches a high tech in-ear noise cancelling headphones and mini Bluetooth speaker

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Bose just launched in time for the holiday season a one of a kind high tech audio products that is only expected here in Bose’s new audio items line up featuring an in-ear noise cancelling headphones with high tech rig and a mini bluetooth speaker that can beat anyone’s boombox. I’ve attended their product launch last September and the only thing that can wow you by Bose is to try their products by yourself. It was like being born again and trying new toys for the first time, that feeling was experienced again and thanks to Bose for the goose bumps and wow factor of the world of tech. I guess this is the real tech of 2013, I’m an audio gadget fan boy and I can say is that this is the real tech deal for Bose.

Friday, November 15, 2013

9th Komikon 2013 and donation drive starts tomorrow in Bayanihan Center, Pasig City

The big venue for Philippine Komiks is back again, for this year, the Komikon event on its 9th year, continues to grow and firing up more creative and passion coming from all our pinoy comic artist, writers, publishers to present more awesome local komiks content for the pinoy komiks fans.

This year, it is not just about komiks, the event organizers just announced that there will be donation drive coming from various komiks creators, they will be selling their artworks and self published comics. Proceeds will be donated for the #YolandaPH people.

Canon Photomarathon and donation drive tomorrow in BGC

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Canon Philippines’ big event which is the national leg of the Canon Photomarathon will start tomorrow in BGC at 7am. I got invited to this event every year and I can’t join them because I’m not a Canon camera user. Maybe next time, I’ll purchase a cheapo Canon point and shoot or maybe a film camera so that I can join them next year.

For registration, just visit :
I’m not sure if the registration is still open. But feel free to check the event tomorrow.

Smart, Sun, and Globe offer 25 free local and int¹l SMS to #YolandaPH affected areas

3 telco giants are now working together to assist and help our fellow countrymen who were affected by the typhoon Yolanda. This is the first time in history that the three telcos are sharing one PR article. I’m posting it here just to let everyone know that they are offering free SMS service in the Yolanda-stricken areas.

Thanks Abbi for this news.

Smart, Sun and Globe offer 25 free local and int’l SMS to Eastern Visayas and northern Cebu subscribers

"GIVING BACK HOPE"– a project for the people of Cateel, Davao Oriental

I just received this via email from our PR friends. I’m sharing it here in my blog.

Dear Friends,
Hope all’s well with you all.

Our company, OMG (Omnicom Media Group) will be having a “Giving Back Hope” Christmas Project wherein one of this is selling rosary. Just a brief background, the people from Cateel, Davao Oriental were badly hit by storm Pablo last December 2012. Cateel’s main source of livelihood are the coconuts (coconut trees, copra, etc). Those coconuts were damaged and hit by the storm. They thought of doing beads from the coconuts and therefore making a rosary out of it.

With this, we are helping them sell what they did, the rosary.

Below is a photo of the rosary. Cost is only Php30 per rosary.

Knocking to your hearts to please help us help them.

You can place your orders through me. We would very much appreciate if you can pick up your orders at the address given below. Please advise me day of pick-up.

Philippine ToyCon organizes online toy auction for charity #YolandaPH

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Toy auctions for charity in our Philippine ToyCon events are held every year of December, but we just can’t wait for our December event, that’s why we are launching our very first online toy auction via Facebook.

For mechanics and online toy auction activities, visit :

Donate to Habitat For Humanity to Re-build the Philippines

from Alex Dizon of Habitat For Humanity – “HELP US REACH the 6 MILLION MARK! #ReBuildPH #haiyan #YolandaPH @habitatphils

That’s from my friend Alex Dizon who is actively campaigning for their donation drive of Habitat For Humanity. Just click the link above to read more details and also ways on how to donate.

Donate cash via SMS to Philippine Red Cross


My friend Ron created this text image to show on how you can donate via SMS to Philippine Red Cross, I don’t know how they can collect the money from the telco , but it’s a legit way from Red Cross on how you can help the people affected by the Typhoon Yolanda.

Pick a colored chopsticks and get a chance to win a prize from Miso-Ten Ramen restaurant

Here’s some contest announcement from our restaurant friend Miso-Ten

read the details below
MISO-TEN RAMEN REWARDS. Slurping your way to a good Miso-Ten ramen has its perks!

1. For every Miso-Ten ramen bowl finished and fully consumed, customers are entitled to draw one pair of chopsticks.

2. The tip of the chopsticks corresponds to a prize. Prizes as follows:
GREEN - Mini Kani Salad
YELLOW - Gyoza Sampler
BLUE - 10% Discount on next visit
RED - P 100 worth of gift certificates
GOLD - P 300 worth of gift certificates

3. Promo is until December 31, 2013.

Clothes for Hope–donate your pre-loved clothes this Dec 8 in Mommy Mundo Bazaar

Here's one of the channels were you can donate some of your pre-loved or old and good clothes.
Next donation drive is on Dec. 8, 2013 at Rockwell Tent

The clothes donation drive is organized by Mommy Mundo bazaars and supported by Electrolux and FleishmanHillard

SM Foundation Sends Out 50,000 Relief Packs to Yolanda Victims


The SM Group of Companies, through the SM Foundation's disaster relief program, Operation Tulong Express, has started relief operations in typhoon-stricken areas across Luzon and the Visayas region to provide assistance to the families greatly affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

“The SM Group of Companies has mobilized SM Foundation’s Tulong Express disaster relief facility. We are distributing 50,000 kalinga packages to typhoon victims in Tacloban, Samar, Panay Island (Iloilo, Antique, Capiz), Cebu, Bicol and Bacolod," said SM Foundation executive director Debbie Sy.

TriNoma unveiled the Merry Musical Lights Show 2013

Last November 9, Trinoma launches the 2013 Merry Musical Lights Show at the Garden Restaurants Area.

Gracing the event was a performance of the UP Concert Chorus of Foreign and Filipino Christmas Songs and a medley of popular songs such as Somebody to Love, Faithfully and Say a Little Prayer.

Nikki Gil also performed the Disney Princess Theme Songs and

She also sang together with UP Concert Chorus

On its second year, the Merry Musical Lights show revolves around the theme of “Magical Circus”. A fun, lively display of lights with color changing spheres and sparkling lights will be scattered around the Garden Restaurants with the accompaniment of popular foreign and Filipino Christmas songs such as ‘Joy to the World” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, “Noche Buena” and “Mano Po” which everyone can sing with while watching the show.

NUVALI Dirt Weekend 2013 this Nov 15-17, 2013 in Nuvali

20131114_121655Here are the NUVALI team together with the UCI. From right Parabanne Medoza (Track Builder), Athena Mendoza (Organizer), Goeffrey Knonenburg (UCI), Maximiliann Mager (UCI) and Arjuna Saulo (Philcycling National MTB Coach)

Calling all cycling enthusiast as the country's first ever Mountain Bike Championship opened it's doors to all competitors and athletes across the country.

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The country-wide championship will give the participants the opportunity to be fit and enjoy the perks of mountain bike racing that includes a chance to participate in events such as SEAGames, Asian Games and other UCI registered races.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A list of restaurants Joining #DineForACause for #YolandaPH

If you are looking for some restos that are doing their own effort to help the #YolandaPH victims, then click and read the links below provided by our food blogger friends. I saw their post in our Facebook food community - OMF! Oh My Food network promoting the different kinds of #DineForACause.

Look, hear and feel the Christmas at Ayala Malls –more than just a twinkle of lights

Christmas if being felt first whenever we saw malls are hanging their Christmas lights above the ceiling, rise of Christmas trees and echoes of Christmas songs from all over the corners of the malls, and even inside the comfort room you’ll hear the song “Jingle bells”. Our malls is the most visited place in the country, that’s why they are working so hard just to make sure that we get attracted and happy on the display set up of their Christmas theme. In Ayala Malls,their set up is getting better and better, as they say, Christmas and the spirit of sharing is here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As of now, blog post sync to my social media sites will be disabled.

to my blog readers:

blog post sync to my social media sites will be disabled.
to read my blog post- just visit directly

this is in order to give way the flow of info and announcement re: donation drive and news about the #yolandaph aftermath in our social media feeds.

I'm home now...but

The first thing that I do after arriving home is check my email and read the news about what happened in Southern Visayas and also about the Typhoon Yolanda aftermath.  I' m shocked and I didn't stop reading the news, watching the recorded news and listen to shout outs of people asking for help. Social media is taking a big part again in helping to rebuild and save lives, the broadcast of digital information is very helpful and I'm thankful that our Filipino netizens never stop in getting first hand info on how we can help and share it non stop in different social media sites.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

#GdayXbaguio prod note: climbing Mount Kalugong in La Trinidad

This is a mobile post

We tried rock climbing for thr first time and its not a joke to climb up a rocky mountain like in Mt Kalugong. Im glad everyone are safe after the climb and the awesome reward is a nice view from the top of a rocky mountain

Too bad i dont have pic on my phone to post here while we are on top

Watch out for my full post here in my blog

360 degrees photo: view deck of SM City Baguio

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I always take some panoramic shots whenever I visit the viewing deck of SM City Baguio, the scene there is a live panoramic view of the mountains that surrounds the city. I got this idea to take a 360 degrees photo and here's the result, although not that perfect.

360 degrees photo: 50's Diner in Baguio City

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Here's a new 360 degrees photo featuring that restaurant with a 1950's setting in Baguio City.
I used my Olympus E-PL1 camera here for the pics, but I noticed that 3 photos went missing during the auto stitch.

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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