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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alcatel Flash 2–hands on review (sale launch this Sept 30 at 12nn in Lazada)


Alcatel Flash 2 first appeared here in Manila last Sept 22 for their regional launch and also being the first in the world to spill about the specs and its camera features. For the new model Alcatel Flash 2, they sell more about their new camera tech to introduce the mobigraphy trend.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Alcatel Flash 2 launched in the Philippines (SRP PHP 6,190 Lazada exclusive to be sold this Sept 30)

Alcatel One Touch Flash 2

The Philippines was the first country around the world to launch the new Alcatel smartphone – the Alcatel Flash 2, it will also be the first to sell the phone here in the Philippines on September 30. According to the launch, Alcatel Flash 2 will be the only Alcatel smartphone that will be sold online and for the Philippines it is distributed exclusively under Lazada Philippines.

Kata Box brings TV, Movie and Gaming to your home (Kata launching event in Robinsons Pioneer)


I was not around for the grand launch of the Kata Box last Sept 25 in Robinsons Pioneer, I already gave a notice to the Kata Philippines team for I will miss their event launch. Its really great to see that Kata is back again in doing public launches.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nathalie Emmanuel at the AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015

Natalie Emmanuel at AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015

Nathalie Emmanuel, one of the popular character who played as Missandei from the Game of Thrones tv series was at the AsiaPop event to meet her fans and also to promote her film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Nathalie just attracted a lot of GOT fans, especially the Khaleesi cosplayers, which we saw a lot of them for the past 2 days at the AsiaPop

photo gallery: Colton Haynes at AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015

Colton Haynes at AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015

Colton Haynes was welcomed with open arms by his fans here in Manila. Lots of fans from the tv series Arrow and Teen Wolf went to the AsiaPop event to see him in person and also meet him at the photo op area.

Colton appeared in the event for two days as one of the celebrity guest of AsiaPop

Monday, September 21, 2015

My merryland adventure in Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2015 (coverage day 3 )

Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2015 coverage day 3

At last!! I finally made it to the day 3 of Asia Pop Comicon yesterday Sunday, why I call it day 3 and not day 4? its because the 1st day last Thursday is for professional and industry person and its not open for the public, its like a preview day for the media and also a special day to do networking with the organizers, guest, and exhibitors. I went there on the PRO day and I posted a survival guide and what do to inside the event, thanks to all who read, shared and followed my advice after revealing what’s inside the Asia Pop Comicon Manila.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Survival guide and what to do at AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015 - preview day

AsiaPop Comicon Manila starts its public debut today Sept 18, 2015. Many fans of comics, toys, movies, tv, art and pop culture are waiting for this big event, it’s a kind of event that we are waiting for, a quality event that is much closer to the San Diego Comicon, the feel and aura is quite the same and it’s the only event we can have here in the Philippines closer to the mother of pop culture events in the world, the organizers are the same company who organized the Middle East Comicon and after the success of it, the organizers did a plan to tour around Asia --- Philippines, Abu Dhabi and Korea, and now the first leg for the Asian comicon sets the world stage here in Manila.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2015 starts today!


The AsiaPop Comicon Manila starts today at the World Trade Center, the 1st day is a closed door event only for Professionals and industry people. I’m not sure what we can experience there, but I think the organizers made a special day for us to take a peak of what’s inside the event and also have a time to do networking with other people.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Globe Tatt Awards 2015 is launching tonight


I won’t be able to attend the grand launch and press launch of Globe Tatt Awards 2015 tonight, but this teaser poster in my blog will serve as a support for the Tatt Awards, its an award giving body by Globe to give recognition to the social media and digital beings that considered as a good beacon for social good.

Congratulations again Globe!

KATA Philippines launches their own tv and media box–the Kata Box (SRP PHP2999)

Kata is now jumping to digital entertainment and also gaming, this September they unveiled their latest product that is perfect for those who love to watch digital content and also play games from mobile platforms.

Kata Box is the new product that will target not only the digital content fans, but also mobile phone fans who frequents to visit Youtube and other video channels to watch their favorite video content, tv series of movies.

OPPO Philippines launches the R7 series camera-smartphones

OPPO R7 launching in Manila

This is the 3rd appearance of OPPO camera-smartphones in my blog, Im still trying a more getting-to-know you approach with the OPPO tech and their smartphone features, last time I’m amazed with their ColorOS and their camera’s quick focusing and low light capability, and then next the glamorous style and smooth glassy like surface and then last night,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, grows bigger in the PH real estate business

Jacqueline Van Den Ende, Managing Director Lamudi PH
Jacqueline Van Den Ende, Managing Director Lamudi PH

I just met Jacq, the managing director for Lamundi PH few weeks ago and it was fun and productive chat with her when we talk about blogging, travelling the country and also startups. My brain started to switch my startup hat because Im such a noob when it comes to building my own startup, but I got the awesome advice from Jacq when I told her that I want to build my own startup because I just saw a problem and I have a solution that I want to launch, she gave her calling card and told me to email her if I want more advice. Oh boy, I will and perhaps, maybe sell my startup idea.. LOL

Shop, dine and swipe to Fly for Free! with Cebu Pacific’s GET GO card



Now, more people can experience the joys of flying for free as GetGo, the newest lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, has widened their roster of bank partners with BDO, Security Bank, and UnionBank. Card holders of these new partners together with existing partners Citibank, Metrobank Card, RCBC Bankard, ZAP and RingRob Concierge can all convert their rewards points to GetGo points.

42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program

japanese youth program

The twenty-eight chosen young leaders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will represent the Philippines as youth ambassadors of goodwill to the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP), a diplomatic cultural affair that brings together more than 300 youths from Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) member countries and Japan.

Monday, September 14, 2015

77th Oktoberfest Manila this October 16-17, 2015 at Sofitel Manila’s Harbor Garden Tent

Oktoberfest 2015 in Sofitel Manila

OMG! Oktoberfest 2015 at Sofitel Manila will be on Oct 16-17, 2015, it means that my favorite German sausages, sauerkraut, goulash soup and over flowing of beers will be felt again in celebration of the Oktoberfest.

For those who are following the Oktoberfest events, you should try and feel the authentic German celebration only here in Sofitel

Buy a Mini Cooper car, then get a FREE trip to the UK

Mini Cooper sale and get a free trip to the UK

This promo was brought up when we had a talk with the CEO of Mini Cooper Philippines, it’s a surprise to Mini fans because the official distributor of Mini – British United Automobiles is offering a free trip to the UK and a tour in Plant Oxford – the manufacturing plant of Mini Cooper, the offer is good to buyers of any variants of Mini Cooper.

We just witness the global launch of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn super-luxury drophead motor car

Rolls Royce Dawn car launching

One of the most expensive super luxury cars is back after 2 years of releasing their Wraith model, and it was a worth it for Rolls-Royce fans and car collectors for the launch of Dawn last September 8, 2015 in London.

Here in the Philippines we aren’t late for the big news about the release of Rolls-Royce new car – the Rolls-Royce Dawn. Because the PH distributor of Rolls-Royce did join to witness the global launch of their new super luxury car, the launch is a screening of a live web video broadcast of the launch of Dawn and was aired directly from Rolls-Royce HQ in London.

TV5 launches Bilang Pilipino and 360 coverage of PH election 2016

bilang pilipino website full page 2

TV5 launched their election coverage campaign for our Philippines election 2016 and they started as early as September 2015 to bring you the information using the data from partners and also engaging with the Filipino voters in all 360 platforms – that’s tv, digital, mobile, newspaper, radio and social media.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Starbucks Philippines new beverage, food, cards, coffee beans and promo this Sept 15, 2015 to Nov 1, 2015

Starbucks Philippines Autumn beverage and food offerings this Sept to Nov 1, 2015

There’s an upcoming new beverage that can cool us down or warm us up this autumn season. Starbucks Philippines will release the Dark Caramel Latte and Duo Cocoa Mocha hot or cold beverage this coming September 15-Nov 1, 2015 in all Starbucks branches here in the Philippines.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Did the waiters or restaurant staff took a bite of our take out food?


Im so upset when I learned that there’s something suspicious happened to the food we took home after dining in a restaurant.

I just learned the incident today and I received a report from our companion who dine in with us and took home the food we bought in a restaurant.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Building Bonds, Building Brands: A Certified Professional Manager (CPM) Networking Night this September 23 at Hotel Celeste


DETAILS ---- DMKompass, Inc (formerly known as DM Competitive Advantage) is pleased to formally launch the Certified Professional Manager (CPM) Mini-MBA program in the Philippines.

We cordially invite entrepreneurs and business professionals to join us as we celebrate our formal launch on September 23, 2015, 6 to 9 pm at Hotel Celeste, Makati Avenue corner Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Via Mare restaurant just turned 40 years old, when was your last visit in Via Mare?

Cafe Via Mare

If a restaurant reaches 40 years old, there are times that you will ask a question to yourself, where were you when Via Mare first appeared in front of you. It’s the same question that bothered me and I helped myself to look back during the old days when I first encountered Via Mare, okay I think that was around 1989 and I remember that my mom and my grandmother treated me this big burger inside Landmark mall in Makati. I can’t remember if its really Café Via Mare, but I know that’s the only café or restaurant located inside the upper floor of Landmark.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Check out the film screening and public programs for September at the Lopez Museum

An iconic image; a woman's search for the perfect pair of shoes for her late father; a curse that impedes love and faith; and a bit-player in movies.

Lopez Museum and Library will screen four films from September 16-19, 2-5pm followed by an open for with the films' respective directors. We are pleased to present: Last Supper No. 3, Mariquina, Debosyon, and Ekstra. Watch the films and learn about the process of their creation.

Terrible traffic last night, but its ok because I receive a...

Terrible traffic last night, but its ok because I receive a great gift fron @starbucksph, a new tin tumbler for my beverage. Thanks for the good vibes and new coffee beans. Im excited to try it in our #breville barista express espresso machine later.

#starbucks #starbucksph #coffee

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

NYPD “New York Pinoy Deli” restaurant in Resorts World Manila

NYPD - New York Pinoy Deli restaurant inside Resorts World Manila casino

I always dreamed of tasting and munching those sandwiches and burgers that I see in Hollywood movies, they come in a big serving and packed with lots of meat. I also wished that these sandwiches from New York should visit us here in Manila sometimes, but hey! add some of those episodes of Man vs Food and series of fast food and diners feature in cable tv. But last August 2015, the long wait is over because these NY style sandwiches and burgers that are mostly served in NYC diners are now here in Resorts World Manila.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Lessons learned after joining our son’s school field trip


We signed up for our son’s annual school field trip, its our first time to try and also our son’s first time to join. Last year we declined the participation because the site to visit is very common and we can go there on our own and also do the cooking class in our own kitchen, after the “No” go, we learned that there’s a big deduction of Ashton’s grade because we didn’t joined the school field trip. For this year, we decided to to join and also sign up both parents to come along with our kid.

Jasmin Curtis-Smith to play lead role for TV5 My Fair Lady tv series

TV5 My Fair Lady press con

After the success of  a"Wattpad" mini series on TV5, Jasmin Curtis-Smith is back again on Tv5 for a lead role of a Filipino adaptation of 2009 hit Koreanovola "My Fair Lady"

My Fair Lady will challenge Jasmine to play bratinella Audrey Tiuseco, the richest “it” girl in the Philippines. Audrey is the heiress of Tiuseco Land, a continuously growing corporation with a diverse business profile that includes farming, agricultural technology, and now venturing into shopping and lifestyle. Her life will be changed after meeting two boys who will work for her in the mansion.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Lopez Museum and Library new exhibit–OPEN ENDS for August-December 2015

Lopez Museum -- OPEN ENDS exhibit launch

Lopez Museum and Library will no longer move to another location, the entire museum will just stay in Benpres Bldg while waiting for the completion of their new museum site in Rockwell, but that will take years to be completed, but that’s okay, as of now, Im happy to hear the good news that Lopez Museum and Library will still hold new series of exhibits and featuring new and modern artist til the next years.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys - my wish list

Star Wars Force Friday - toy launch in SM MOA

My Star Wars Force Friday mania is not yet finished because I haven’t got the actual toys on my hands yet. I still droll on the photos that I took last Force Friday event in SM MOA, and I went to Toy Kingdom in our town and I found zero The Force Awakens toyline. This new toy line will be distributed soon, and Toy Kingdom is doing an inch by inch move to send more toys for the next coming weeks.

Friday, September 04, 2015

My ATM card got hacked by a skimming device, here’s what to do next

Im a victim of an ATM skimming device
Last August 28, 2015, I shouted on my social media that my Union Bank ATM card was hacked and was copied by an ATM skimming device. These devices copy the magnetic data on the card and also the pin code with the help of a micro camera and skim device that is attached illegally by cyber robbers on some ATM machines.

Preview of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys- Force Friday event in SM MOA (Philippines)

Star Wars Force Friday - toy launch in SM MOA

Kids and also adults will love the newly released toys for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. Toy Kingdom and Disney successfully organized the Star Wars Force Friday event,  Its a first look at select new products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the world’s first live, global toy unboxing event unfolds across 12 countries, 15 cities, and 18 hours.

I went home empty handed after the opening, but that’s okay, I will shop for these toys this coming weekend.

According to Toy Kingdom, they will put these toys in their shelves to selected branches only

Get an instant bigote when you drink Slurpee!

Drinking Slurpee has never been this fun! 7-Eleven Philippines recently launched their quirky limited edition Slurpee Mustache Straws!

Slurpee lovers can now enjoy the iconic drink and take SLURPfies to the next level with these fun 'staches that come in four different designs.

"Slurpee" was first introduced in the market in the 1950s, an accidental creation from a broken soda fountain. From this incident, Omar Knedly, an American businessman and inventor, created machines that produce the so-called slushy drink. Originally termed "Icee", 7-Eleven coined the term "Slurpee" in the 1960s to give the product a unique and catchy sound among consumers. Since then, Slurpee was exclusively sold by 7-Eleven stores and was then only available for local consumption in the United States.

Slurpee was introduced in the Philippines in 1984, the year Philippine Seven Corporation, the local franchisor of global chain store brand 7-Eleven, opened its first store in the country, and has been serving new and classic flavors like Fuji Apple, Raspberry, and Bubblegum. Customers can now enjoy the Classic Cola Blast, back by popular demand, and the new Watermelon Lime in all stores serving Slurpee.

Just add P49 to get one Mustache Straw design when you buy any size of Slurpee. So hurry, grab your own Slurpee Mustache Straw, strike your best bigote pose, and #LetsSLURPfie! Check out the hashtag on Instagram to find out who's gotten into the mustache craze!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Brian Poe Llamanzares shows up in Jasmin Curtis-Smith presscon,...

Brian Poe Llamanzares shows up in Jasmin Curtis-Smith presscon, proposes courtship.

This happened during the presscon, Brian showed up as a surprise to Jasmin. The two meets for the first time, but Brian Poe revealed that Jasmin is his big crush.

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Resorts World Manila Masters, the richest golf tournament in the Philippines returns this November 19-22, 2015 (offers US$1 MILLION PRIZE POT)

RWManila Masters golf tournament launch

Resorts World Manila Master, known as the richest golf tournament here in the county is scheduled to have another round of golf tournament this November 19-22, 2015 at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club. The tournament offers a 1M USD as prize pot.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

unboxing: LG Magna smartphone with LTE and Knock Code features (SRP PHP 9,990)

unboxing LG Magna

LG Magna smartphone is a curvy phone with a 5 inches HD display, the most impressive features of this phone is the screen. Its very different from the other screen of other smartphones.With the activation of the Knock Code feature, when you tap your code on the screen, the screen will pop out just like opening your TV set. That’s the only thing that I can describe, because whenever I will turn this phone to standby mode and pressing the power button will close the screen like a TV set.

unboxing: LG Leon smartphone–a small LTE phone from LG (SRP PHP 5,990)

unboxing LG Leon

LG sent over some new smartphone units for me to try, this LG Leon could be the handy small LTE capable smartphone in the market. Its my first time to try another model of LG out of the G series, but this LG Leon is very promising because of its low price for a LTE capable smartphone.

unboxing: LG Music Flow P7 portable Bluetooth speaker (SRP PHP 6,890 )

unboxing LG Music Flow speakers

I already enjoying to use this LG Music Flow P7 portable Bluetooth Speaker and its far more advanced that any other portable speaker in the market when it comes to connectivity and also sound quality. I did tried some other speakers but the one from LG is the most easiest to use and also it can pair not only to your smartphones but also it can connect to your TV via WIFI

Macpower Marketing introduces new tech products for the PH market (now on sale in Lazada)


Macpower Marketing unveiled their latest products for the PH market. It might look that its an ordinary product but when you learned something about it, you might get its wow factor. Same reaction when I heard that they showed us their powerbank, my reaction was..its just a powerbank, but when I learned its specs…I cant help myself to shout “dibs!!”

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

unboxing: Motorola X smartphone (SRP PHP 16,999)

unboxing Motorola X
Motorola is back here in the PH. Last July they released their new flagship smartphone. The Moto X. It’s a new Moto smartphone with 2.5ghz quad core processor, 2gb ram, 16gb storage, 5.2 inch amoled screen, 13mp rear cam, 2300mah battery. Best feature is that you can call commands by voice and do hand gesture without touching the phone.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens worldwide toy unboxing event this Sept 4 at SM Mall of Asia

Our friends at Toy Kingdom shared to us some information of the upcoming global event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This coming September 4, 2015 at 12:01am, there will be a live unboxing and showcase of new toys and merchandise inline with the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I will rally here, because its Star Wars Force Friday in SM...

I will rally here, because its Star Wars Force Friday in SM MOA

#Repost @themallofasiaofficial with @repostapp
A few more days to go ‘til we see the exclusive launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys only here at SM Mall of Asia!! 😱 See you all on September 4, 12:01am! #ForceFriday #StarWarsatMOA

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Wireless control for your appliances via CDR King WIFI Smart Power Plug (SRP PHP 1,280)

CDR King Smart Power Plug (wifi)

I’ve been using this gadget for months and I can say that I’m happy with its performance and plus it upgraded my electronic items to be controlled wirelessly. CDR King introduces their WIFI Smart Power Plug in the local market last March 2015 and these raised some eye brows to some who are not yet aware about the benefit of a WIFI smart power plug.
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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