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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Win this! A gift box set of Toblerone for #MothersDay #MakeMomsDay

Our friends at Toblerone Philippines is very kind to let us host a contest giveaway for my blog readers, If you want to win this gift box set, then read below and do at least two Mother’s Day challenges.

Come back here in this blog post, post a link of your entry posted in your Facebook or Instagram via my comments board below

added prize:  Dinner for two in Antojos restaurant

10 ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in SM City BF Paranaque this May 10-11, 2014

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Our friends at SM City BF Paranaque shared to us their May 2014 events and Mother’s day gimmicks for this weekend and for the entire month, I went to their FB page and saw some interesting ways to celebrate moms day in the mall. If you are looking for an event and activity for your mom, then I suggest you check out our list below.

Join the #MakeMomsDay of @Toblerone_PH by posting a selfie with your mom or photo to win dinner buffet for two

Make your mom happy this coming Mother's Day by posting a selfie with her or a tribute photo of her in Instagram, you can also post a selfie with your mom and a bar of Toblerone with a special sleeve for #MakeMomsDay.

Do one or two or even all of the Mother's Day challenges and get a chance to win a dinner buffet for two.

Planting some Nasturtium flower seeds at home

I got this 4 pieces of Nasturtium flower seeds, this was given to me during our Baguio tour and lunch at Mothers Garden and Café. I’m not sure if this seed will grow into a plant and bloom some flowers, but I have to try and see if the will survive the weather here in Cavite.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Beef caldereta and dinuguan dinner at the Aristocrat restaurant SM MOA

After a long trip from the south, we end our journey here in SM MOA to eat our dinner here in The Aristocrat restaurant, its funny that I eat here sometimes but I always forgot to post a blog entry about our food trip back in college days. Its not yet too late, kaya eto post post na din kung may time and also thanks to my Kata M1 Android smartphone as my new blogging and travel companion to capture this food moments.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Sofitel Philippine Plaza feat.Mother’s Legacy–experience new heirloom cuisine, fashion show and trad craftmanship from Ilocos and Taal

Sofitel Philippine Plaza will celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way, for this May 9-17, 2014, they will feature not only good food in Spiral, but also we will appreciate the traditional craftsmanship created by Filipino women from different regions of our country, there’s also a fashion show of modern and traditional crafts, and many more.

Its more than just a mother’s day event for their guest, Sofitel brought a piece of tradition and culture in every corners of the Veranda and Spiral, if you are looking for a place to understand and appreciate the legacy left to us by the early mothers, then you have to check the series of Sofitel’s event with actual demos of weaving and looming, taste the old recipe created by the Sofitel chef’s mother and grandmother, and also feel the vibe of how old tradition of weaving that is not forgotten still exist in this modern age. Its all about our moms, the long forgotten moms and the unfamiliar moms that we want to meet just once in our lives.

Lunch in #CommunePH

We went to Makati to meet our friends in a nearby bar at around lunch time, after the meet up my wife Lace told me that we should eat our lunch first before we go to Bicutan, it’s a long drive going there and we’re not yet familiar with the roads especially at the west service road.

After the meet up, we went to Commune restaurant to eat our lunch, it will be our 2nd time to dine here, my last time was in a dinner with several digital marketers few months ago, I tried the adobo rice meal because it was mentioned to me that it is good, and yes their adobo rice meal is one of the best.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Taking a break in Starbucks for coffee and sandwich

This is the way how we take a break after that 8am-5pm home office, we visit a Starbucks café across the street and we gulp on some nice creamy latte and a bite of their sandwich.

This is also a meeting place for me and my wife, and here we discuss our upcoming plans for the weekend.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Parts of our digital anatomy: Filipino online conversation added with entertainment

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Its not just a simple hello or how are you, our online conversation is not just a simple message, in social media and with a use of social media apps, our conversation online is added with some entertainment value. I’m not sure if everyone will agree about this, but I’m sure some of you will give a nod and say that they are belong to this part of a group that enjoyed talking online with their friends and followers in a fun and informative way, I think that’s the reason why we are so hooked online.

The topics posted below are about pinoys internet culture, and we found out that university students and young professionals are the most active users of internet. Ages of 16-24 are heavy users of internet and social media apps like WeChat, the users are now the influencers of their own network taking the next level of online chat and conversation with additional amusement flavor to their readers.

Behind the scenes–my tv interview taping for “Bawal ang Pasaway" of GMA NEWS TV feat. the Aristocrat restaurant

I’ll be on TV again for an interview for the tv talk show of Prof. Winnie Monsod in GMA NEWS TV “Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie” the show will air tonight at 10pm. I know that the topics discussed in the show are a bit political, but for their mother’s day special, the tv talk show host Prof. Winnie will requested for a lighter topic in observance of mother’s day.

Toy spotting in Toy Kingdom before Holy Week

Toy Spotting: My new hobby for toy market watch that I’ve been doing since late 90’s when I started to collect action figures and toys. In toy spotting, I just visit a toy store, look for some interesting toy for sale especially the discounted toy items, I usually don’t buy a toy when I do toy spotting, but there are times that I buy toys if ever I like the toy and the price is discounted. Back in the days, we call it toy hunting, we hunt for toys and buy the rare ones that are sold for a cheap price. I usually visit the mainstream toy stores and provincial malls that have their own toy section, there are times that they have awesome vintage toys sold inside that are now collecting dust.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Events today for STAR WARS DAY 2014 in the Philippines (May the 4th be with you)

If you are a Star Wars fan and want to celebrate the "May the 4th be with you" or Star Wars day, then I suggest you check out these 2 events and things you can do to commemorate the joys of being a jedi, sith, bounty hunter, clone, jawas, or a droid, or being a Star Wars fan.

May the 4th be with you celebration is an event created by Star Wars fans to celebrate the film franchise, the original play date of the 1st Star Wars films was on May 25, 1977, but fans from all over the world wants to celebrate it on May 4th, because the "4th" sounds like "force", like in the movies when Obi Wan Kenobi sent a good luck message to Luke Skywalker in the 1st film saying "May the force be with you".

so here are the two events we have for this month, too bad that I won't make it on both starwoidy events


Inviting all Star Wars fanatics to celebrate May the 4th with us as we give you Star Wars Day from May 3-4 at the Newport Mall Plaza! Event starts at 4PM. Come in your best Star Wars costume and win prizes.

Philippine beaches during #Laborday 2014


Many people went to the beach during the national holiday of Labor Day last May 1, 2014, I know some of you just stayed home and others went the beach to party and enjoy the great outdoors. I like to show you our beautiful Philippine beaches during the nation wide #Laborday 2014, not just the #LaBoracay for May 1, but there are so many awesome beach spots around our country to spend relaxation and splash with the salty sea and catch all the UV rays.

I did some Instagram stalking and I found these photos posted by users taken from different beaches around the islands of Philippines.

For the next labor day, you will know now where to drop by next.

(photo cover: Boracay, 2010)

Shopping alert!: 3 day sale in SM City Bicutan today ( last day na!)

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Our friends in SM City Bicutan sent us a shopping and sale alert. Today is the last day of their 3 day sale, so shop now and take the advantage of the discounts up to 70% off. And also get a chance to win a Suzuki scooter.

Get your final sets of Summer wear and other hot finds at the most exciting sale on the South! The SM City Bicutan 3-Day Sale! Happening right now!

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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