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Monday, August 31, 2015

Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015: My VIP experience

I'm stil overwhelmed and supposed to published a blog post about my experience with Wizard World Comic Con Chicago last August 20-23, 2015. This was my second time to attend the largest convention about comics, superheroes, horror flicks, pop culture, sci fi adventure, TV serials and a lot more geeky stuff.

I purchase a VIP pass which includes the following:
  • 4 day weekend admission
  • Exclusive VIP badge (of the artist I want to meet)
  • Photo op pass &  8x10 photo as a souvenir
  • Signture Ticket 
  • Plus Walking Dead comics 
  • VIP express access to Q&A panels

The 4 day event is held at Rosemont, Illinois. 20 minutes from my home, one of the best venue I've ever been so far because of easy transportation access. I went to pick up my badge on Thursday afternoon after my work so that I won't experience long lines in registration. Upon claiming my ID and wrist badge, I was told that I should not take off the wrist band because it is already washable. I said, I have to work tomorrow? Okay, I'll just wear a jacket so I can hide this thing!

Inside the exhibit hall, there were booths selling toys, action figures, comic books, magazines, celebrity photos,shirts and hundreds of Funko! There was also a Zombie Apocalypse exhibit located at the 2nd floor wherein you can find zombies inspired from the Walking Dead. For those who love horror flicks, there's a free screening for Wizard World admission attendants featuring Bruce Campbell's Horror film festival at Muvico Rosemont.

Panel discussions were jampacked! Fans lined up to ask their questions to their favorite celebrity. I got a chance to attend four panels Q&A: Milo Ventigmigla, Ian Somerhalder, Stephen Amell and Jason David Frank.

Here's the video I compiled. Fans were able to asked their questions.

Milo answered that he got 12 out of 10 if he will rate his career. Ian joked about imagining the audience naked and it is very calming. Stephen was grateful for the job he accepted as the Arrow and Jason / the green ranger's inspiring note for those who admire him in Martial Arts.

Another interesting happening inside the venue is speed dating. If you love to meet a soulmate, there's Love in the Air @ Comic Con Chicago speed dating. It's a fun way to interact and meet people with same interests. From what I read online, there were successful stories resulted in the speed dating. Oh well, I may try it next year - just kidding :P

Other celebrities who were present at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015 were Jeremy Renner, Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, Billie Piper, Burt Reynolds, David Morrissey, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell, and some WWE superstars.

I was fortunate to take home this Glow in the Dark Tokyo Vinyl Green Ranger limited edition during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. I've heard that there were only 1,500 figures produced and 500 were available for purchase at Comic Con Chicago.

There was also a pre-show concert performed by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and Video Game band "Critical Hit" The group performed songs from your favorite classic video games like "Super Mario Bros," "Legend of Zelda," "Tetris," "Pokemon" and a lot more. Guests who dressed up nicely wins the Wizard World Cosplayer contest.

My best moments at the convention were seeing my celebrities during the Panel and my meet & greet experience with Stephen Amell which I will feature on my next blog post :)

Also don't forget to read some of my personal experiences at

See you on 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

It's morphin time!

Posted by Mitch of Glamour Moments from the Windy City Chicago :P

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Where were you during the INC rally and carmageddon in EDSA last Friday?

Iglesia ni Cristo rally in EDSA, zombie apocalypse, carmageddon, what else??

I’m blogging this because I really want it to be recorded here in my blog and to remember the situation that caught us off guard. I agree with the photo caption that was shared by Top Gear Philippines, that the photo above is a picture perfect of the August 28, 2015 Carmageddon in EDSA.

Friday, August 28, 2015

I failed to try to make my own burger fusion of a Burger King and Jollibee

My plan this afternoon is to make an experiment -- combine the two burgers from Burger King and Jollibee. The concept came up when McDonalds rejected the proposal of Burger King to launch together a new burger called McWhopper, in celebration and awareness of Peace Day this September 21.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

#LEGO mania in SM BF – #Repost @smcitybf with...

#LEGO mania in SM BF – #Repost @smcitybf with @repostapp
It’s a LEGO world after all here @smcitybf bring your kids and the kids at heart :) @lego #LEGO #letsgoasia #greatfinds #play #fun
Join our #SMBF3DaySale #EverythingsHere #SMBF #SMCityBF #SMBFForeverr @jaysalvarez

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Kata F2 smartphone - affordable, small but superior (a review)

Kata F2 smartphone

Kata Philippines brought here the twin brother of Kata F1s, I mentioned it before that the Kata F2 looks the same with the Kata F1s, but the difference is that the screen and battery power of the Kata F2 got new upgrades and it performed more better than the Kata F1s.

Organique Acai Premium Blend–the super food you need to your health

Organique Acai Premium blend

Organique Acai was introduced to me during a product presentation few days ago, I heard of this from tv, radio and read it in a newspaper, I just didn’t mind it because I’m not interested to know more about that product, all I heard is that the product contains antioxidants and it’s a good food supplement. For us people who are busy and never mind about our health, we just seem not to care about the products around us, because we are not sick and maybe 70% of our body are healthy.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Visiting the grand opening of Kata Store in SM City Baguio

Kata Store SM Baguio

Me and the rest of the PBNET team were in Baguio for our Work at Home Seminar at 5Space, at the last day of our stay in Baguio City, we were happy to know that the grand opening of their Kata Store in SM City Baguio will happen on our last day of stay. So before we go back to Manila, we planned that we should visit the store and see how their roulette game goes.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thanks @azalearesidence for being our home in baguio,...

Thanks @azalearesidence for being our home in baguio, @mazdaphilippines for our zoom zoom ride #mazdacx5, globe for our 3g and lte, #kata for oue mobile devices, and #5space for our #wahpinasbaguio

@wahpinas @raffypekson @vivakitchengoddess @vinceph

#baguiocity #travel #businesstrip

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

OPPO Mirror 5 launches together with Sarah Geronimo as 1st brand ambassador

OPPO Mirror 5 smartphone

OPPO unveiled their stylish smartphone that glows like a diamond, the OPPO Mirror 5 features a shiny, smooth and prismatic back cover. The design of the OPPO Mirror 5 follows their slogan “A spark of brilliance” and their design philosophy “wisdom and innovation, shining above the ordinary”. The back body of the smartphone reflects a prismatic light with diamond-like mirrored surface that is very eye catchy, trendy and well crafted. There are two colors available – white and blue.

NBA champ and MVP LeBron James in Manila this Aug 20 for Nike’s Rise Beyond Belief event (free ticket details posted here)


LeBron James fans should not miss this news!! Nike is bringing back the 2 time NBA Champion and 4 time MVP LeBron James here in Manila, his primary agenda is to mentor the participant of Nike's Rise Players. James will also announce the members of the final Rise team this coming August 20, 2015 and he will continue to inspire the young athletes to leave their comfort zone and be better in the game like never before.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Frazzled Cook restaurant re-opens in new venue in QC

The Frazzled Cook restaurant re-opens in new venue in QC

The Frazzled Cook restaurant formerly resides in the mazy road of Mandaluyong City and San Juan City, I dined there before with fellow food bloggers last 2010, it was my first and I haven’t got a time to go back, Because I’m from the South and I’m not familiar going to their restaurant venue. But my dining experience back then is good and I love their dishes especially the Paella negra and Seafood paella, Its my first time to see a black version of a Paella, its good and I enjoyed the seafood taste.

Century Tuna Lite and Derek Ramsey promotes 70% diet 30% exercise to get a perfect body shape

Century Tuna and Derek Ramsey - 70% diet 30% exercise

Here’s a way to inspire many people to be on top shape and be sexy, promote a healthy lifestyle, healthy food to eat and a body that can inspire everyone. That’s what Century Tuna is being doing lately with their latest celebrity endorser Derek Ramsey.

Mazda Philippines launches the 5th gen Mazda MX5 (price PHP 1.8M)


I got some tears in my eyes when Mazda Philippines unveiled this beautiful Mazda MX5, it’s a new version and 5th generation after its first model 25 years ago. Why tears? because it reminded me my younger days when I first saw these Mazda Miata cars, a two seater car with convertible roof to open top sports car, I always see this in some Sentai or Japanese sci fi tv series in local tv and the first Japanese brand that I love and thanks to those Japanese tv shows that airs in our land during and after Martial Law.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Visit the Oishi Snacktacular 2015 at Trinoma Activity Center this Aug7-9, 2015 –details and game walkthrough

Oishi Snacktacular 2015 at Trinoma Activity Center

Oishi lovers and fans should check out this Oishi event in Trinoma Activity Center, there’s this carnival set up with an American Gladiator vibe (teka inabutan nyo ba ito show?), well normally its an Oishi fun fest event called Oishi Snaktacular 2015. I heard that this is their 2nd year and they really pulled an awesome set up and games for Oishi fans.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Philips’ new cookbook showcases homemade recipes of Nancy Lumen

Philips’ new cookbook showcases homemade recipes of Nancy Lumen
coverage by Alyzza Sanchez

As a testament to the power of homemade food, Philips has partnered with renowned food writer, critic and media personality Nancy Reyes-Lumen for a new collection of recipes made especially for home chefs. The cookbook is entitled “Healthy Choices, Delicious Results: Easy Recipes by Nancy Lumen”. It demonstrates how quick and easy preparing delicious and healthy home meals can be with the help of Philips Kitchen Appliances. Yes, cooking can be so hard for some, but Philips can be your lifesaver.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

My lunch experience at Four Seasons Hot Pot City SM MOA and 25% discount from Citi Credit Cards

Four Seasons Hot Pot City SM MOA and 25% discount from Citi Credit Cards

We have a three hit combo feature for this day. First is about my 1st ever visit in Four Seasons Hot Pot City restaurant in SM Mall of Asia, 2nd is the 25th anniversary of Citi Credit Cards and also about their incentive to card holders, 3rd is the loyalty card launch of Vikings.

Marcia Adams restaurant in Tagaytay–my first visit

Marcia Adams restaurant in Tagaytay City

Finally! I have tasted and also visited this hidden restaurant in the far reaches of Tagaytay City. Marcia Adams is very popular via word of mouth and this was well mentioned and promoted by top foodies and blogger and I also learned about its existence to a fellow foodie blogger. I’m curious and want to try their food since 2013, but I didn’t got a chance to visit it because I’m totally clueless where it is located and also my partner doesn’t want to go there because we are not familiar with the route, but living in Tagaytay for 2 years, I guess we’re ready to try this and I’m glad that I was here and I know already the way how to go there.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Wellness Caravan tours around Robinsons Supermarket branches

I Love Wellness booths in selected Robinsons Supermarket

Robinsons Supermarket is promoting health and wellness through different branches of their supermarket anywhere around the country. With their small booths inside the supermarket, they invite shoppers to participate in a little game for their Wellness Journey campaign.

Monday, August 03, 2015

My journey with KATA M3 (a review )

KATA M3 review

I’ve been using the KATA M3 smartphone for two months now and its my get go device anywhere I go, I sometimes use it as my primary device for surfing the internet, social media updates, gaming and also my camera. Even if I got two smartphone device on hand, I make sure I never leave the Kata M3 at home, I always bring it as my primary device and my back up device if my other handset went low batt.

Chef Creations at 711 by Chef Claude Tayag (my try and taste test) SRP PHP 95 only

Chef's Creations in 711

I’ve encountered this packed lunch meal in 711 Tagaytay few months ago, I was looking for a nice lunch meal that time and I got attracted with this Chef Creation’s label and it has a photo of Chef Tayag, the claim is that he made the recipe for 711 Chef Creations packed meal.

Lenovo Officially Launches VIBE Shot with 1.79Ghz Octacore processor, 16MP camera, 3GB ram, 32GB storage and LTE (SRP PHP 16,999)

Lenovo Vibe On launch

coverage by Mark Santos
Get your VIBE ON as Lenovo formally launches the new VIBE Shot; a new advanced Smartphone camera that promises the best of both worlds.

The official launch was held at the Art In Island last July 29 as Lenovo launches their latest gadget. The VIBE Shot is part of Lenovo’s new VIBE ON brand that promises to empower individuals to go on their way. The new Smartphone packed with the new latest technology and features, its stylish design and powerful 5 inch with a 1080 x 1920p resolution smartphone that features an advanced 16 MP camera on the rear with a dedicated shutter button; located bottom right-side of the phone and 8MP on front for budding and seasoned photographers alike.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

fashion show photos: Levi’s® Women’s Denim Collection for Fall 2015

Live in Levis PH event features - Levi’s® Women’s Denim Collection for Fall 2015

Levis Philippines launched their Women’s Denim Collection for Fall 2015 last July 31st, the event was held in Valkyrie Club, BGC and was attended by female Levis fans and also Vanness Wu fans.

Levis made another jeans design for this year that makes the woman more sexy, stylish, enhance the shape of their body by wearing their jeans, get the feel of confidence, be comfortable and wearing a strong jeans for the jeans girl at heart.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Merkado Supermarket now open in UP Town Center, Quezon City

Merkado Supermarket opens in UP Town Center, QC

Merkado Supermarket opened its doors last Friday in UP Town Center, its the first and only supermarket for the UP Town Center mall in Katipunan Ave in Quezon City. I also learned that day that Merkado Supermarket will be the carrier grocery brand in any upcoming Ayala Malls and maybe soon they will also add this supermarket brand to their existing Ayala Malls.

photo coverage: Van Ness Wu live in Levis Philippines event in Valkyrie Club

Van Ness Wu live in Levis Philippines July 31 2015 - photos by Azrael Coladilla

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.
Here’s my photo coverage.
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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