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Friday, July 31, 2015

Photos: Van Ness Wu Live in Levis Philippines aftermath


 



Van Ness Wu just finished its live performance and guesting at the LevisPH event in Valkyrie.

Van Ness Wu arrived in Manila today (around 11am) in Manila for a special guest performance sponsored by Levis Philippines. Fans gathered to witness this one of a lifetime engagement.



More pics later...

And I saw a familiar face on this photo hahaha!!! (daomisyel)

ASUS Philippines releases 3 new ZenPad tablets

ASUS Zenpad launch in the Philippines

ASUS surprised us with the release of their new ZenPad tablets with new tech, strong specs and also the best SRP price for an Android power mobile device. Few months ago, the release of their ASUS Zenfone 2 was given positive reviews  by tech bloggers and journalist because of its powerful specs and stabilized Intel environment within the affordable price point.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A preview of the new dishes of La Piadina Italian restaurant and an evening chat with Chef Giorgio Matera

An evening with Chef Giorgio Matera of La Piadina restaurant

I was born upside down and then I grew up loving the Italian food, especially pizza and pasta. But I thought that I’m an expert already because I haven’t eaten yet almost all the delicious Italian dishes that is available here in Manila. I know some good restaurants but I always order the same pasta and the same pizza, there are no other Italian dishes to try because I’m not familiar with the taste and also its appearance, so I consider myself as a newbie when it comes to Italian dishes, I’m so embarrassed that as a foodie, I already forgotten the real taste of an Italian flavor.

Mazda2 SKYACTIV collab with Zalora PH to bring a Mazda KODO fashion inspired design by Mark Bumgarner

Mazda x M2 x Zalora x Mark Bumgarner

Mazda, the Japanese automobile car brand and award winner of 2014-2015 Japan Car of the Year teams up with the country’s leading online fashion store ZALORA Philippines to bring and introduce “M2” , a 100 pieces limited edition fashion collection that is designed by local fashion designer Mark Bumgarner.

Thats my earthquake monitoring item. I look at it whenever i...



Thats my earthquake monitoring item. I look at it whenever i felt a sudden quake. Its very helpful to determine how strong the quake. If it sways, its a sign to evac and head to safety.

#MMShakeDrill will happen today at 1030am to 1130am in metro manila

Be aware and pls participate


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#MMShakeDrill : Metro wide earthquake drill today at 10:30am July 30, 2015

Makati City at day, dawn, night time - photos by Azrael Coladilla

Take note: Today at 10:30am-11:30am, there will be a Metro Manila wide earthquake drill. The purpose of this drill is to promote preparedness when the "big one" hits Manila, we can't tell when, but its better to be prepared and our local government agencies are ready to respond, rescue and recover whenever a big natural disaster cripples the big city.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Full Throttle–a new local motoring show to air in History Channel [premieres on Aug 8 at 5pm]

Full Throttle - a new local motoring show for History Channel

Full Throttle sets to air its pilot episode this August 8, 2015 at 5pm in History Channel Philippines, it’s a new motoring show produced by Beyond Wheels Production. The show about cars and its tech will create a new trend on how to do a motoring features, reviews and test drive in local tv.

Chef and cooks are invited to join the Real Chef Challenge by Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise

Real Chef Challenge by Lady's Choice Real Mayonnaise

Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise is inviting all the chefs and cooks in the Philippines to join in their upcoming contest called "the Real Chef Challenge". The contest will start on Aug 1 to Sept 30 via online as they will accept recipes as your entries and to be uploaded at www.ufs.com/realchef

AirAsia and Nikon is in search for the best AirAsia travel photographer in the Philippines #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer

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I heard this contest before when Facebook friends tagged me in a post by Air Asia, its an interesting travel photography competition, but I know it’s a tough challenge to beat the PROs in travel photography. Then I learned that there will be a chance to some bloggers to go with the travel event and document the competition. I thought that there will be a photo contest for the press event, but bloggers were selected in a raffle and the lucky ones will join with the photography coaches and contestant and travel to 4 countries to capture the entire action and also for the contestant to capture their best entries across a range of categories that include landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel.

WeatherPhilippines app–an accurate monitoring app of localize weather in the Philippines

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Whenever I travel around the country or in any local city, I make sure that I always monitor the weather forecast first, because it will help me to prepare and bring the things I need, also it will prompt me to avoid to travel if the weather is not good on a certain day. But if ever that I need to leave right now and I saw that it will be rainy in Pampanga, all I need to do is gear up with my rain boots, jacket, and an umbrella to make sure that I will reach my destination all dried and protected against the rain.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Greenwich Pizzeria store now open in BGC Stop Over offers a perfect venue for your #UltimateBarkadaExperience

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Greenwich opened another Pizzeria store and it’s a first store branch located in BGC, it’s a different store and its no longer the fast food style or fast casual dining concept you used to know from the past. The new Greenwich Pizzeria is a new concept that targets the hip and young crowds who wants to have a modern set up of dining experience and also a place to have a barkada hang out over a special Greenwich pizza.

My 2 years project: I need to produce more muscles in my body before I reach 40 years old [Ensure Stay Strong]

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That’s my goal.. produce more muscles before I reach 40 years old, and I have two more years left before I hit that age. I’m so worried about it because this is my 2nd time to hear the same lecture about people who gets weaker and weaker as they old, and the reason is that there’s a nutrition gap and the weak people suffers because they lack muscles. As we go old, our body mass and muscle starts to go thin, that’s why older people are “tuyot” or dried up because of old age, Others looks fine, fat and looks healthy, but they don’t have the proper strength and power to do more activities or stay longer when walking, running or climb the stairs.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fox International Channel joins PLDT Home and SMART to bring mobile stream of FOX live shows, VOD and catch up tv in the PH

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Our digital entertainment lifestyle has added a new way of viewing live cable tv via mobile, there are no more excuses if you missed the latest episode of The Walking Dead, The Wimbledon tournament in cable tv or your favorite cartoon show in local feed, because there’s a way to watch it even if you are away from your home or staying in a place without your favorite cable channel.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

An awesome breakfast buffet experience at Restaurant 5 in Discovery Suites hotel in Ortigas Center, Pasig City

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I can declare that Restaurant 5 in Discovery Suites hotel is a bacon haven, because I think they are the only restaurant for hotels that offers two kinds of bacons, one is crispy and crunchy and the other bacon is the soft version. I really love to see bacons in every breakfast buffet of a hotel’s restaurant, and I ‘m not disappointed when I dined here at Restaurant 5 to eat my breakfast last June 2015. Btw, I booked a staycation in Discovery Suite during my Toycon event, because I really need a home for two days that is near to my event’s venue. I’m glad that there are lots of hotels in Ortigas and my heart goes here in Discovery Suites.. Why ?? because I already stayed here for three days during 2010 when me and my sister watched Incubus concert in Araneta Coliseum, and the fun part is that the hotel offered a limousine car service to drive us there and also pick us up after the concert. I think the service is the same too when people want to go to the mall or to the airport.

Starbucks Philippines - summer phase 3 - new cards, food, drinks, coffee, promo and contest this mid of July 2015

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Starbucks Philippines presented a lot of new food this mid Jul 2015, also the introduction of two new beverage with honey comb crunch. The new cards design was revealed and this will tickle the Starbucks card collectors because we have now the 2nd edition of the Starbucks Philippines card, only available and exclusive here in our country, also the three new core cards designs came along with the PH card version, all of these will be available starting July 28, 2015 in Starbucks Philippines branches nationwide.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Great Taste White: Choose Great, Win Great Promo–win gadgets and cash prize up to 3 Million pesos and a white Toyota Vios 1.3 E M/T (from August 2 to September 18, 2015)

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Would you believe that this 5 pcs of empty sachets of Great Taste White will entitle you to have a chance to some gadgets like an iPad mini, Iphone 6, Macbook Air, or cash prizes of 100k, 200k for the regional raffle draw and then for the national level grand raffle draw 1 winner can win 3 Million pesos and then 8 winners to take home a white Toyota Vios 1.3 E M/T.

Dine with the sky at Aozora Japanese Café and Bistro in Tagaytay City

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Last July 1, we finally made it to Aozora Japanese Café and Bistro located in Tagaytay City, if you remember I already mentioned this in my blog last May 2015 and I accidentally discovered this resto when our car passed by and when we visit it the next day, the restaurant is not yet open. story here at http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2015/05/aozora-japanese-cafe-in-tagaytay-city.html

Monday, July 20, 2015

Restaurante Pia Y Damaso at Greenbelt 5 - rediscover the pinoy cuisine in a traditional, modern and exotic way

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We discovered Restaurante Pia Y Damaso back in 2010 when me and my wife were trying to eat all of the restaurant in Greenbelt 5. We love to visit that mall because its peaceful, quiet and a good mall to hang out when our 8 month old son is with us. Restaurante Pia Y Damaso was the next restaurant to try at the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 5, during our first visit in 2010, we immediately fell in love with the food that they offer. We regularly visit the place to eat some good Filipino dishes and also eat some desserts, I’m glad that the cake display inside the resto really works for the ladies who want to munch some sweets and sip hot tea or coffee during the afternoon.

NBCUniversal launches new shows for 2015 - It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez Season 3, StyleList, Inc., How Do I Look? Asia and E! Philippines Top 5

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Entertainment on cable tv has added another must watch shows that was produced locally and to be aired in regional areas by NBCUniversal. 4 new shows was launched last week and this will be aired under NBCUniversal’s channel network line up – E! and Diva channel.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

PHP 692 lunch buffet at Spice Café of City Garden Grand Hotel in Makati City, offered this July 2015

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Spice Café was introduced to the public once again by offering a 30% discount for their lunch buffet, an offer that is in line with the celebration of City Garden Grand Hotel’s 1st year anniversary. I’ve seen this hotel before, because I walked in front of it whenever I’m in Makati Ave and Kalayaan, I didn’t know that that this hotel is a 4 star hotel and mostly patronized by business and leisure travelers who are looking for a nice place to stay here in Metro Manila.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fwd: Flow + Skate at Flow House Manila this July 17! Free Entrance!



Heads up to all skaters and flow riders!!

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Open skate competition on Friday, July 17! 

Because yes, we support all board sports! 

Enjoy a full day of skate activities, good music, cold beers, giveaways and cash prizes!

Free registration!

For inquiries, please call 0995552176 or send an email to flowhousemanila@southstreamcdi.com

See you there!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Esplanade Seaside Terminal opens at the bay side of SM MOA Complex

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A new seaport was launched at the bay side of SM MOA Complex -- the new Esplanade Seaside Terminal, the new terminal can service three partners of the terminal – Prestige Cruise, Sun Cruises and Orient Craft, these ferry operators organizes trip and tour in Corregidor island and also a sunset and dinner cruise along Manila Bay and bay side of SM Mall of Asia. The new terminal can also service incoming local and foreign vessels if they want to dock at the Esplanade Seaside Terminal (I’m not sure how big is the vessel required).

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Wing Stop flavor revolution!

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Its my first time to taste and try and also dine in here at Wing Stop in Glorietta 2. Its funny that I thought that it’s the same buffalo wings store that I tried in the hey days of Julia Vargas st. but its different and I think this Wing Stop stands out because they offer lots of flavor for the fried chicken wings.

78th birthday of Krispy Kreme treated us a half dozen doughnuts for only PHP78 this July 13, 2015 in selected PH stores

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You read the title!!! this July 13, 2015, will mark the 78th birthday of Krispy Kreme, it is now celebrated globally and for the Philippine stores, they will treat us to this one time, one day discount – buy a half dozen of Original Glazed Doughnuts for only PHP 78 in selected Krispy Kreme stores in the Philippines.

Extant season 2 will premiere this July 14 at 9:55pm in RTL CBS Entertainment (review)

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I’m surprised that this series got me hooked even if I saw it for the first time and the Season 2 premiere episode was just right for a sci fi fan who wants to catch up and be converted as an Extant fan. I’m impressed that the compressed recap of Season 1 was shown in a good manner and also as the story progresses in Season 2, I immediately caught what was really going on in their world and this was revealed bit by bit in the entire start of Season 2.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Veems launched "VeemsCast app" in Manila - a broadcasting tool for Filipino Bloggers

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Iddo Goren, CEO of Veems was here in Manila to promote their messaging app and also the upcoming new features of Veems, the VeemsCast. It is a new feature that is exclusive for brands that enables them to communicate direct to their customers and also for Philippine bloggers to send notice to their readers about their blog update. The launch of VeemsCast was done here in the Philippines, and we are honored that the Veems team selected our country to host the 1st launch of the new features of Veems.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Vote Discovery Shores Boracay as the best luxury hotel at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015

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Discovery Shores Boracay is the country’s multi-awarded luxury resort and also the first luxury beach resort built in the majestic shores of Boracay island. Discovery Shores Boracay is nominated at the prestigious “World Luxury Awards 2015”. Also, Discovery Shores Boracay is the only Philippine resort and hotel nominated for the 2015 awards.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Angel Locsin is the July 2015 cover girl of Uno Magazine. I just...



Angel Locsin is the July 2015 cover girl of Uno Magazine. I just received a news fresh from the Unomag printing press that this month is their 12th anniversary issue featuring the lovely Ms Angel. Thanks Karlo for heads up!


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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

OPPO Joy 3– a budget phone powered by 1.3ghz quad core processor, 5MP camera, 4GB storage and ColorOS 2.0 (SRP PHP 6490)

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For the 1st time ever, we have now an appearance of OPPO smartphone here in my blog. Thanks to Alora Uy- Guerrero for inviting me to check out the new line of OPPO smartphone with an affordable price. I’m not familiar yet for the OPPO’s tech but I’m very impressed that they have their own built in app for password protection in every app and also a special gesture feature that can launch an app in the OPPO Joy 3.

Duty Free Philippines revamps stores in NAIA Terminal 1 and 3 with new design interiors

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Duty Free Philippines store is one of the best venue for shopping if you are hunting for imported goods with a nice price deal, but the catch here is that Balikbayan and tourist are the only allowed to shop and enjoy the tax and duty free items, but for us locals, we get the opportunity to shop here if our balikbayan family member bring  us with them to help them do the shopping for the entire family.

Venus and Jupiter conjunction–July 2, 2015

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The two planets – Venus and Jupiter started to have an up close pairing last June 27th, I didn’t know that there’s an event in our night sky, I was surprised to see an update in the Facebook page of Sky and Telescope and they informed everyone that the two bright stars will go near to each other on June 30.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Sofitel Philippine Plaza celebrates “Gastronomie A Paris” - a French month this July 2015

French month in Sofitel Philippine Plaza this July 2015
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The month of July is were Sofitel Philippine Plaza celebrates and pays homage to Sofitel's French history, culture and tradition. If you are looking for an authentic French cuisine, then you have to check out Sofitel's Gastronomie A Paris, a month celebration of gastronomy and wine.

Jollibee’s I love you, Sabado jingle is back! to remind us about weekend family bonding

Jollibee "I love you Sabado"
The iconic and classic commercial song of Jollibee back in 1987  was  revived for the new generation of Jollibee fans. I just read the details about the song “I love you, Sabado!” of Jollibee and it was launched on 1987 and not in the early 1990s. Back then I was in my grade school years, but I have some memory that we sang this song every Friday during my 2nd year high school days because Saturday is the day when they will air the new episode of X-Men the animated series hahaha.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

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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