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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Amazon Appstore’s Essential App Bundle offers 29 apps for free til Aug 2 only

Our friends at Weber Shandwick shared to us this free app day program from Amazon Appstore. Check out the news and then download away your fave app!

read the news below

 Get $100 worth of Apps For Free
Available for your Kindle Fire and Android mobile devices

Manila—July 31, 2014
– today announced that starting Thursday, 31st July  (from 4 PM) to Saturday, 2nd August (up to 2 PM), Amazon Appstore is giving away 29 essential paid apps worth over $100, for free as part of the Free App of the Day programme!

The Amazon Appstore App bundles provide a vast selection of interesting gaming, travel, utility and finance apps. Apps featured in this bundle include Bills Reminder, Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing, Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 8thedition and Instapaper.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet in SM MOA adds South East Asian cuisine in all weekends of August 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet in SM Mall of Asia is featuring different kinds of Malaysian, Indian and Indonesia cuisine in all weekends of August 2014. If you are craving for some spicy and peanuty flavor, then I suggest you try their South East Asian cuisine as an addition to their set of food at the buffet area of Vikings Luxury Buffet. Me and my family are a fan of this buffest restaurant, we dine here when a member of a family celebrates their birthday, because the birthday celebrator eats for free and receives a special small cake from Vikings. The resto buffet become a trend setter for food and resto business, because many had followed to have their own resto buffet concept. Among them, Vikings Luxury Buffet stand out and considered as the best eat here in Manila.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy movie review (my rating 4/5) non spoiler post

I’m super hyped for this movie and I’m glad that I got a decent sleep and woke up early in the morning to catch the first screening at 10:30am. The Guardians of the Galaxy movie now playing in all Philippine cinemas and it’s a one day advance before the global release of the film. The movie took place in the far reaches of space in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and yes it is a tie-in movie that will lead soon to a massive cross over of Marvel superheroes in the future to battle the mad titan Thanos, and that might be in Avengers 3 or might get its own title – “The Infinity Gauntlet”

We know what happened after the Avengers movie and Thor 2: The Dark World, it’s a start for the upcoming culmination of superheroes and super villains that will battle each other to possess the powerful weapon in the galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy character shirts now available in SM Store

The Guardians of the Galaxy character shirts are now available in SM Store, I just saw this few weeks ago and took some photos of two kinds of shirts that I want to buy, I’m having a bit problem with SM Store teens section sizes because the size XL is like size Large to me hahaha. There are other designs but I super love the Rocket Racoon and Groot shirts.

On my 3rd week recovery and rehab for my elbow injury

Last July 13 was the 1st treatment for my elbow injury, the ortho guy injected some steroids in my elbow were the pain is present, he told me that I have the tennis elbow injury, you can read my experience here at

After 3 weeks, I can say that my elbow is not fully recovered, the pain from the inner bone of my elbow is gone but the doctor said that I should rehab it and not lift any heavy stuff with my right hand. I did some research about tennis elbow injury and treatment with steroids and they say that it will not give you 100% recovery and it only lessen the pain to help you recover the torn tendons.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

License plate cover ban in the PH

On July 7 this year, the Land Transportation Office announced that they will confiscate the license plates of any motor vehicle, cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles included, that has the frame or the plastic cover. When this ruling came out, there was so much confusion because one LTO official said that only the new plates will be covered by this rule. It turns out that all license plates, old and new are covered.

As it turns out, even the frames are to be removed and will be fined, get this, P5,000 in penalties and the confiscation of the banned accessory. The Automobile Association of the Philippines has shown support for this new rule.

As a motorist, the ban raises a lot of questions. What is so wrong with the covers?

Ashton’s Hot Wheels, Matchbox and etc toy car collection 2011-2014–photo gallery

After Tomica, we also collected the Hot Wheels and other lines of Diecast cars, anything that is made to look like a car is a magnet to my son’s eyes hahahaha.

We also started buying Hot Wheels from 2011-2014, we also added some Matchbox, Maisto, LEGO and other diecast and plastic toy car brands. Then Ashton started to love the CAT construction vehicles and then he shifted to Bruders (arghh thanks to those Youtube videos that influenced my son to patronize those expensive vehicles )

Then he started also trying to collect those pull back action cars like the Go Gear, Nano Speed and Spin a GO, and then he also got a small collection of Tagamoto, those cars that moves and turns via a infra red sensors and some codes. He also got a Micro Chargers set.

Ashton’s Tomica toy car collection 2011-2014–photo gallery

This is one of my project in the past – take photos of my toy collection and create my own catalog, the idea started when I saw that my Transformers and robot toy collection are growing in numbers, in having a photo album catalog, will remind me that I have those in my cabinet or box. But the idea was from the years that I was single and no kid yet.

Yesterday, I made that idea to reality by taking photos of my son, Ashton’s Tomica toy car collection. It was a holiday and we just rest at home and watch cartoons on tv, After watching Totoro movie with my son, we ate our merienda cooked by Mommy Lace and then I stood up, grabbed my Olympus EPL-1 and mounted a 17mm Sigma prime lens and start shooting the Tomica cars one by one.

After the shoot, I moved on taking pics of his other toy car collection – Hot Wheels, Maisto, Matchbox and etc. I will post them soon in a separate blog post.

Winners of party tickets to jobsDB HIRED Recruitment Party this Aug 1 at Elbow Room

"Online job portal, jobsDB Philippines, pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party! HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO/Call center industry; one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors."

 Here are our winners to the HIRED recruitment party event of jobsDB Philippines.

Winners of the Rogin-E contest and FHM Magazine giveaways

Here's our winner list from our contest hosted last May 2014, it was a month long contest and I like to thank everyone for joining and also thanks to Rogin-E for sponsoring our giveaway that month.

our contest posted at

Here's are our 4 winners!

1 Million US Dollars at stake for Resorts World Manila Masters-Asian Tour golf tournament

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Manila, July 23: The second edition of the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour will offer a record prize fund of US$1 million in November, officials announced today.

The highly successful Resorts World Manila Masters, which offered a prize fund of US$750,000 last year, will also boast a new presenting sponsor in when the prestigious event returns to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 20-23, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MMFF New Wave is now open for entries

MMFF New Wave kicks off
University Caravan this August

The Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave kicks off the first leg of its University Caravan on Saturday, August 2, from at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Letran Auditorium. This workshop is open to all film students and independent filmmakers.

United States supports disaster resilience in Benguet

L-R:) Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad, US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman visit the women coffee farmers of Tublay, Benguet, who have been assisted by the US Government through WFP for the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA) programme. The US Government has announced an additional US$340,000 assistance to the province of Benguet to further improve disaster resilience in the area.

Photo credit: WFP Philippines/Anthony Chase Lim

Stackers Baked Fried Chicken (a stack of 15 pcs )

I got invited to try and check out Stackers’ Baked Fried Chicken in one of their branch in Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila. I waited for another month to try it because I was so busy for the whole month of June and I promised that I’ll get back at them this July. I was surprised that the marketing team of Stackers were faster than me and sent back a reminder that we can do another schedule of meet up and also for me to try their new product.

I have tried many kinds of fried chickens prepared by restaurants and fast food, but this version is a bit different, Stackers said the advantage of pure baked chickens is that it is 80% less oil, so okay, they used those state of the art ovens that cooks meat without any meat, they told me that they have it in their kitchen and it is used for cooking the chickens with no oil. When you baked the chicken meat, the special oven uses some kind of air and heat to cook the meat with its own oil.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sony Bravia 4K TV launched in the Philippines (with price details)

Sony Philippines unveiled the latest 2014 tv line up featuring the all new 4K technology in their Sony Bravia units. The 4K tech gives 3x more HD in the latest Sony Bravia, added with the 4K X-Reality PRO, TRILIMUNIOS Display, X-tended Dynamic Range PRO technology, ClearAudio+™, Long Duct Speakers, Bass Reflex Box Speaker, Social Viewing, internet capabilities, webcam, and One-Flick Remote.

It’s a beautiful tv set that will bring great contrast, brightest and realism, the super high resolution that was shot using a 4K camera helps provide great personal content for Sony Bravia 4K users and owners, I believe that this is the real future of TV, by having the highest resolution as possible and no fancy features. The 4K content will start roll out next and I’m interested to see how they will bring more DVD content shot or converted in 4K resolution.

SM Marketmall in Dasma, Cavite - The cleanest public market you’ll ever see

When I heard the news about SM Marketmall, I didn’t actually believe that there’s a public market that carries the SM Supermalls logo, and then after some Google Fu search, I learned that there really is a public market in Dasmarinas, Cavite that brings a hassle free shopping for wet, dry market and even grocery.

check out the write up below what SM Marketmall is all about.

Starbucks promo: Get free Tiramisu Frappuccino in all Mondays of August 2014 (read details here)

Say Yes to an Afternoon Treat

Customers can enjoy a complimentary Tiramisu Frappuccino® blended beverage when they buy three (3)
Tiramisu Frappuccino® blended beverage on all Mondays of August (August 4, 11, 18 & 25) from 2pm to
4pm. Say yes to afternoons made enjoyable this August!

Starbucks Philippines new food items, beverage, and lunch sandwiches this July 2014

July 29 is a start of a new big day for Starbucks Philippines, because it’s the launch date of their new food items, hand crafted beverages and also lunch sandwiches, inline with the 1st year anniversary of Starbucks Cards in the Philippines, they will release also the Philippines edition card and also new batches of grub for all Starbucks lovers and fans.

Starbucks Philippines to release Philippine edition Card this July 29

This July 29, 2014, Starbucks Philippines will finally launch and release our very own Philippines edition of Starbucks Card and inline with the release is the 1 year anniversary of having our own Starbucks Card here in the Philippines. Collectors of the card and Starbucks fans are happy with the announcement because we now have our own Philippines Starbucks Card. The card will be released nationwide.

Wham! Burgers rebrands to hit the spot, adds Sausages in new menu

Wham! Burgers is now on its 3rd generation, they now rebranded as Wham! Burgers and Sausages, they added sausages in their menu and I’m sure the meaty lovers are happy to hear the rebranding of Wham! There’s a mini tag line in their logo – “hits the spot”, this shows that Wham! is a sound when you hit something, similar to Bam! kablam! kaboom! and then we have Wham!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I found my old Cd of serial experiments lain. I used this...

I found my old Cd of serial experiments lain. I used this soundtrack for animexplosion 2000, for the bgm of the first cosplay event and contest in the philippines / i directed the cosplay back then after the entire prod team backs out during the event itself #otakuthrowback #cosplay #anime #animexplosion #lain

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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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