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Saturday, January 04, 2014

A photo gallery of goodies from Dapitan Arcade

Lace shared to me that there’s this area in Dapitan that sells good home decors and accessories, and also some Christmas ornaments and decors, I told her that I know Dapitan st. in Manila because I go there during my elementary years when I was studying in UST, I walked and ride the bicycle surfing the start and end of Dapitan st. there are times that I’ve been searching for the house of grade school crush and also the house of my best friend, but as time goes by, during my college years, I go here with my barkada at night just to meet some tropa to do band rehearsals and eat good tapsilog.

lunch at Aling Lucing's Sisig in Amberland Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig

I went with my wife in Ortigas Center to accompany her in a business meeting, it was lunch time when we reached the Ortigas area, I told her that we should eat our lunch before attending a meeting, then she told me that there’s some good carinderia near Tektike bldg, but then as soon as we step off the car, I spotted the Aling Lucing’s Sisig food outlet in Amberland Plaza, I told her that we should eat there instead of going to Tektite. I told her that I want to eat a good sisig that day. But I reminded myself that this is not the original Aling Lucing’s Sisig based in Angeles City, Pampanga, but its an another branch from the family of Aling Lucing and maybe it’s a franchise business.

Friday, January 03, 2014

A Merryland Christmas 2013

December 24-25, 2013 – Merry Christmas everyone!!! hahahaaha!
It’s a lechon festival here in Tita Delia’s home, we celebrate Christmas here for the 1st time and also my first time to carry this heavy lechon pig. We didn’t expected that the lechon pig is so fat and big, with 50 kilos in weight. Its so heavy and we need to cut it in half in order to transport it in different location.

Day 4 - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 10 -END

December 24, 2013 – this is our last day and we need to go back home before Christmas eve,it was a fun 3 day outdoor adventure here in Tagaytay City, and thanks to my wife for organizing our own tour around the city. My son is also ready for another adventure before the coming of New Year, so expect from me an another blog post about our adventure and also our new found discovery here in Tagaytay City.

Merry Christmas to all and thank you for reading my complete blog series – Holiday Tripcation in Tagaytay chapter 1

Animal encounters at Residence Inn zoo - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 9

December 23, 2013 – This is our 1st adventure during our 3rd day here in Tagaytay City, I’m such a hard sell to my wife about Residence Inn zoo, I always told her that we should bring our 3 year old son Ashton when we go back in Tagaytay City, and now that my dream came true when she agreed that we go there for our 3rd day.

Day 3 of our holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 8

December 23, 2013 – This is our 3rd day here in Tagaytay City, our own familiarization tour is not yet finished because there are lots of sites to visit, attractions to experienced and food to eat here, not just in Tagaytay, but also the nearby towns are included in our trip.

Star Wars magazine from Canada!!!

My reaction will be --- "ayun ohh!" because there's a sexy Princess Leia in slave outfit on the cover in one of the magazines that I'll receive from Ninong Venjur haahah (joke) my friend from Canada, he will be here this month for a vacation and he brought some toys for my son and also will sell a Metroplex Transformers toy, if you want to get more info about the Metroplex, just let me know so that I can refer you to my friend Venjur.

Ohhh boy... Star Wars is never ending... new movie is on plan mode c/o JJ Abrams
now I'm excited to see the old and original cast to appear once more in the big screen.  I'm happy that my son will also see the new Star Wars movie..but wait.I have to show him first the 6 movies + 1 ewok film.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

List of Philippine Holidays for the year 2014

Thanks to Manila Bulletin for posting and sharing this cute list of our national holidays for the year 2014, I'm not sure if there will be changes and depends of any announcement that holidays will be moved to a later date, but this is a good reference if you are planning for a holiday vacation. For us bloggers,its a good reference to plan and create a holiday theme blog post and also events to cover.

I hope someone can make an infographic list of our national festivals


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

radio recording: Azrael Coladilla guest In Happy Thoughts With Francine Dela Alas In DZRJ 810am radio


Happy New year to you my dear blog reader!
Above is my recording of my radio guesting at Francine's radio show "Happy Thoughts" in DZRJ, I used my iPhone4s to record the live audio inside the DJ booth. The topic is all about my life as a blogger and how you can set your goals for 2014. This is the last episode of Happy Thoughts for 2013 and I'm honored to be part of the last episode and to cap off the year ender for Francine's radio show.

Thanks everyone for listening to my radio guesting at dzrj happy thoughts with francine delas alas. I will upload later the record audio in my soundcloud. Happy new year sa inyo!!
— with Chinne De Las Alas.

thanks for this intro Francine!! ---   "10 years ago, Azrael Coladilla would not have dreamed of being invited by no less than Google to be one of its speaker! How did Azrael blog his way to fun, fulfillment and success! Join us at 2pm tomorrow at DZRJ810AM, with livestream at! "

Happy Thoughts with Francine Delas Alas

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Instagram from @popazrael - Tonight at 7pm in Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Tonight at 7pm in Sky Ranch Tagaytay --- info via "Experience the fun, excitement, and cool breeze at Tagaytay Sky Ranch's Countdown to 2014. See the night sky of Tagaytay in a starburst of magnificent fireworks at 7pm on December 30, 2013 plus...a special entertainment by X Factor and The Voice Finalists at The Venue, Sky Ranch Tagaytay. Please call (632) 857-0100 Loc 1653 for more info."

from Instagram


New Instagram from @popazrael - Thanks everyone for listening to my radio guesting at dzrj happy thoughts with francine delas alas

Thanks everyone for listening to my radio guesting at dzrj happy thoughts with francine delas alas. I will upload later the record audio in my soundcloud. Happy new year sa inyo!!

from Instagram


4th time and 1st time in Picnic Grove - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 7

Its my 4th time here in Picnic Grove in Tagaytay City, my last visit here was with Lace during our weekend getaway when we were bf-gf, and before that was with my Coladilla family during the 90’s, I was carrying that big betacam video camera and documenting our picnic here and my last video was flying a kite that flew too high and I ran out of thread, I’m a grade B when it comes to kite flying.

Green Bean Organic Coffee Co. at Museo Orlina - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 6

December 22, 2013 – When I heard that Ron Villagonzalo of is also here in Tagaytay City, we chat and sms each other for a plan to meet somewhere in one of the sites here in Tagaytay, then Ron told me that there’s Green Bean Coffee here in Tagaytay and he said that their next destination is to go there to check it out before trying the horse back riding in Residence Inn. For our part, our plan is to go to Picnic Grove and when I learned that Green Bean Coffee is on the way to Picnic Grove, we decided to go there first before going to Picnic Grove.

Lunch buffet at Celina’s Café and Restaurant - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 5


December 22, 2013 – This is the start of our day 2 tripcation here in Tagaytay City. Me and Lace did some research about some restaurants here in Tagaytay,and we spotted Celina’s Café and Restaurant offering a lunch buffet for a price of Php325 per person. We read some reviews from different blogs about Celina’s and according to them the food is okay and the price is affordable, after the blogs, we decided to go there because my wife is craving for some good bulalo and papaitan food.

Mama and Liza arrived here in Tagaytay to join with our trip and they asked us where we will eat our lunch, then we suggested that we should try Celina’s.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Azrael's Merryland radio guesting tomorrow Dec 30 at 2pm in DZRJ 810AM

Listen to DZRJ tomorrow Dec 30 at 2pm in Happy Thoughts with Francine. 

it will be my first time to be in the hot seat on the radio :)

You want to be a BLOGGER SUCCESS story? Tomorrow, Join Happy Thoughts with Francine De Las Alas as we listen to the inspiring story of AZRAEL COLLADILLA of Azrael's Merryland Blog! 2pm at DZRJ810AM or livestreamed Happy Sunday Y'All!

day 2 - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 4

December 22, 2013 – ohhh hello Taal volcano! we meet again! I’ll surf you soon and take a dip to your magical lake next year, yeah its one of m mission to try go to that lake with a lake and island and also volcano. I woke up at 7am and here I saw a nice view of Taal volcano. My son woke me up and he wants to check out the view.

Snacks and early dinner at Bag of Beans - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 3

December 21 2013 – We ate our quick snack and also this our early dinner here in Bag of Beans in Tagaytay City, we went here after our outdoor adventure in Paradizoo theme farm in Mendez, Cavite. We rode the tricycle and a jeepney just to travel to Bag of Beans, we rode the trike from Paradizoo and then rode the Olivarez terminal jeepney, and told the driver to drop us off in Mendez crossing, at the crossing area – that’s an intersection of Tagaytay-Mendez and Nasugbu, we rode another jeepney going to Nasugbu and told the jeepney barker to drop us off in Bag of Beans, I’m glad that the jeepney drivers and barkers really know what Bag of Beans café, it’s one of the most popular café here in Tagaytay, they sell nice restaurant food and an expensive Civet coffee.

A visit in Paradizoo Theme Farm - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 2

A visit in Paradizoo this December 2013 - holiday tripcation in Tagaytay part 2
December 21, 2013 – For our 1st tripcation mania, we visited the Paradizoo Theme Farm first here in Mendez, Cavite. I heard of this farm before and many people that I know already went here with their family and kids, for the info that I gathered, I learned that this farm is also a mini zoo and garden. Kids can interact with the farm animals up close and personal, they can play with them, ride on them and also feed them. There’s a tour guide in every farm cluster at Paradizoo, they know everything about the animal and also they teach parents and kids on how to feed them and how we benefit from them.
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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