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Monday, November 30, 2015

Tech education for end users at Belkin Academy Philippines

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Belkin Academy was organized last month and this is to share information about the Belkin products and also learn what's the best thing to do and and not to do with our smartphones or gadgets. For example, charging gadgets with a different ac charger might trigger short circuit and fire, Because of the rampant selling of substandard chargers in the black market, many people are at risk of electrocution, fire and short lifespan of their mobile devices.

Kaspersky Lab 2016 edition–Upgraded protection for your home computer VS virus, spywares, cyber peeping toms and data thief

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Kaspersky Lab just released their 2016 edition of Kaspersky Anti-Virus software here in the Philippines, they also want to educate the Filipinos to safe guard their computers against viruses, spywares, data thief and even hackers who can take control of the laptop’s webcam.

ASUS Philippines launches R.O.G, ZenAIO PRO, ZenBook and VivoBook 4K laptops

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It was like Christmas when ASUS Philippines unveiled the next generation gaming notebook that is powered by Microsoft Windows 10. It got the high end specs and added with new features. Its not an ordinary ASUS notebook with fast processor, it’s the crowned king for the line of gaming notebooks and they call it the Republic Of Gamers Notebook, or ROG. A notebook with powerful machine that you need for your gaming lifestyle.

Runtastic Moments activity tracker wearables coming soon in the PH

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Activity trackers are the IN item of this year, thanks to Runtastic Moments for coming a better style as a smart watch or just a wrist watch with activity tracker feature. There are no touch screen features, its just a regular wrist watch if you look at it, but inside is an activity tracking feature that can pair with your smartphones via Bluetooth.

Sony Philippines launches the SmartBand 2, Xperia Z5 series and world’s first 4K smartphone

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Sony just unveiled the next generation of smartphones, the tech inside the newly launched Xperia Z5 is the powerful kind ever, its more than just a waterproof smartphone, but when you look at the camera specs, the new Xperia Z5 can shoot 4K quality videos and also their Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first full 4K smartphone, it means that it can shoot 4K video content from its camera and then you can watch 4K videos from its 4K built in screen display.

Altec Lansing launches their first Bluetooth Speakers that are “Everything Proof”

Altec Lansing rugged and all proof Bluetooth speakers

Altec Lansing is the brand of audio ware that I know since I first bought my own laptop back in 2007. Because it’s the audio ware that is being used by my laptop and I’m very happy with the performance, and from that year, my laptop was one of the first laptop brand to have the loudest speaker and thanks to Altec Lansing.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Xeleb launches Sarah Geronimo mobile game "Sarah G Popsters"

Sarah G Popsters game

Sarah Geronimo fans will be happy when they learned that they can be with their idol anytime and anywhere. Fans of Sarah G known as Popsters can now enjoy a time with Sarah by installing a mobile game app called "Sarah G Popsters" to their Android phones and tablets.

Pilipinas Shell, BMW and Citi to giveaway brand new BMW cars and fuel GC this holiday season

Pilipinas Shell, Citi and BMW to give away new BMW cars and fuel GC this Christmas

The three big companies banded together this holiday season to spread joy and Christmas cheer by giving away a brand new 40th anniversary BMW 3 series Sedan car, 2 BMW series 2 Active Tourers and thousands of fuel GC to lucky motorist who fuel up with Shell and swiping their Citi card to pay for purchases.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Black Friday tech gadget shopping with Globe Gcash American Express Virtual Pay (here’s a how to)

Black Friday shopping with Gcash American Express Virtual Pay

Black Friday is one of the biggest tech and gadgets sale, bargain, discount event in the USA. The event usually occurs right after their Thanksgiving Day, it is the most awaited shopping event because in the US it is considered as a start of Christmas shopping day. Retailers from physical stores and online stores participate in the annual Black Friday and the schedule for this year is on November 27, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Watch a movie and win some toys at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Block Screening with BIG BOYS TOY STORE

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The best block screening ever is to watch it with fellow geeks and the screening is organized by an awesome and reliable toy supplier in Manila. Yes! I’m talking about Big Boys Toy Store and their series of block screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Market Master Erwan–an Android game app by Xeleb

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Fans and celebrity are now connected virtually, thanks to Xeleb, a game dev company, for releasing a series of Android game app based on a pinoy celebrity. The game concept is related to the pinoy celeb’s career and personality. Fans can now interact with them via playing the game, win a placement on a leader score board, win a real prize item and have a chance to meet them in person.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Taste and try with the Chowking Chunky Asado Siopao #‎BuksanParaMalaman‬

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In the world of food news, I heard that Chowking is introducing an all new, all chunky Asado siopao. Im not sure if its the same Asado siopao that they offer, but its my 1st time to hear the word “chunky” included in the name of an Asado siopao. Will this beat the siopao offered by other fast food and convenience store? hmmmm…

Check out my story below and learn what’s going on about Chowking’s siopao.

photo coverage: Chill Out Fest in Avida South Park District Central Park, Muntinlupa City





Its good to hear that we have a new public park that was opened for the community of Alabang. The Ayala owned park is a new venue for everyone to enjoy free space, nature and also participate a series of community events. Thanks to Ayala Land for placing Avida South Park District on the map of Alabang, along the National Road in Muntinlupa City.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Grand Fiesta Manila events at Resorts World Manila this Nov-Dec 2015

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Grand Fiesta Manila 2015 is a long month celebration of Resorts World Manila, it starts this November up to the end of December 2015. The theme for this year is “The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills”, an event theme homage to Bacolod’s renowned Masskara Festival.

Sights and sound at the Christmas Tree lighting of Resorts World Manila (plus scenes from the media party)

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The big Christmas Tree of Resorts World Manila light up last week and it was followed by a Grand Fiesta event presentation with Masskara Festival inline to the theme they have for this year “The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills. They also shared to us what is in store this holiday season from Christmas month of December up to the New Year of January 2016.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kata T4 Tablet launch in the Philippines

Kata T4 Tablet launch in the Philippines

Kata Philippines finally launched their new Kata T4 Tablet yesterday in SM Megamall Cinema 6. The event was attended by Kata executives, Kata ambassadors, tech bloggers, tech media, Kata users and fans. The Kata T4 Tablet is a much improved version of their tablet line, embedded with better specs and fast processor.

PLDT Home Fibr 1Gbps internet speed–tried and tested in Forbes Park

PLDT Home Fibr 1GBPS speed -- test and experience

I was in the home of an Italian brand Minotti Manila General Manager and Living Innovations President Ferdinand "Ferdie" Ong here in Forbes Park. Me and the rest of the tech geeks are not there to talk about furniture, but we are there to test and try the most talked about internet connection speed with 1Gbps. It’s the fastest internet speed that is available and offered to consumers. I just can’t think of how I can live and what I can do more with a super fast internet connection speed.

Lenovo Launches Three Latest Vibe Phones - Lenovo Vibe P1, P1m, and S1

Lenovo Launches Three Latest Vibe Phones - Lenovo Vibe P1, P1m, and S1

Lenovo is now gearing up for the Christmas season as the company released it’s latest three phones for the vibe line last November 10, 2015.

The three models which are: The Lenovo P1m, P1 and S1 were shown to us during the media launch. Here’s the complete rundown of the three units per model and their respective specs and SRP.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heneral Luna, #SaveMaryJane, Top GearPH and other “Great 10” winners of Globe Tatt Awards 2015

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After waiting for some months of nomination and judging sessions, we finally learned about the 10 winners or the Great 10 winners of the Globe Tatt Awards 2015. This year, they short listed up to 10 winners who got the most influence and most talked about social media greatness in the Philippines.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launched in Switch stores

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Switch store is one of the Apple premium reseller here in the Philippines, they did their own iPhone 6s launch last November 5, 2015 for the midnight launch. They invited their customers and also for those who already placed their pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Zonta Alabang Christmas Carnivale Bazaar at Filinvest Tent this Nov 21-22, 2015 (FREE ENTRANCE)



Zonta Club Alabang organizes their 8th annual Christmas Carnivale Bazaar this Nov 21-22, 2015, the bazaar with carnivale attractions will be held at Filinvest Tent in Alabang. The organizers promises a free entrance for all guest and they offer different kinds of kid friendly carnivale attractions every hour.

Dad shopping tips for Super 8 grocery warehouse 3-day sale this Nov 13-14-15, 2015

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Super 8 Grocery Warehouse will launch their nationwide warehouse sale for 3 days starting tomorrow November 13, 2015 up to November 15, 2015. Shoppers are invited to visit a nearby Super 8 Grocery Warehouse and take the advantage of the low prices, discounted prices, promos and giveaways exclusive only for Super 8 shoppers for Nov 13-15.

coverage: Globe Telecom launch of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with postpaid plan bundles (Plan 1799)

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It was an exciting Philippine midnight launch for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, we haven’t seen these new Apple iPhones around in full blast for months and we waited for the tick of the clock of 12am of November 5, 2015 for its official release and launch through Globe Telecom.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cherry Mobile launches Cherry Prepaid sim card powered by GLOBE

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The Philippine mobile and tech scene just witness a new partnership of Cherry Mobile and Globe Telecom at the launching event in New World Hotel Makati, both company aims to be the game changer in the mobile industry  by introducing “Cherry Prepaid” an exclusive sim card for Cherry Mobile users, a prepaid sim with loads of bundle that can cater the mass mobile market needs for phone calls, SMS and data connection.

Cherry Prepaid is powered by Globe that will be available in the low and high end Cherry Mobile smartphone models, new or old models will come up a built in or embedded sim card inside the smartphone that will be active for 1 year without any load.

Starter sim that comes in with phone bundle starts with a price of PHP300 and for SIM only option can be bought for only PHP 29 at any Cherry Mobile stores, kiosk

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bea Alonzo is now a Fujifilm camera endorser

Fujifilm Philippines picks Bea Alonzo as endorser for Fujifilm X-A2 camera

TV-movie actress Bea Alonzo has caught the attention of the Fujifilm Philippines executives when she posted a series of her travel photos on Instagram and she used a brand new Fujifilm X-A2 mirror less camera documenting her travel and also to feature her beauty and OOTD to her fans.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 can let you take photo with auto exposure control and selfie mode (SRP PHP 6999)

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 was recently launched in the Philippines, it’s a better version and for me it’s the best Instax camera ever because it has new features such us Auto Exposure Control, Flash power control, You can set macro and landscape mode and also the Instax Mini 70 is fit for selfie mode. I own an Instax Mini 8, and I can tell that Instax Mini 70 performs better photo output.

Coffee master class with Costa Coffee tastemaker Gennaro Pelliccia

Coffee master class with Gennaro Pelliccia in Costa Coffee BGC

Gennaro Pelliccia is Costa Coffee’s official tastemaker, his job is to make sure that coffee beans and coffee taste is the same as Costa Coffee’s 1971 original taste. I learned that Costa Coffee’s special beans uses one kind of blend – the Mocha Italia, it’s a blend that was created by the Costa brothers when they started Costa Coffee, it’s a mix of Arabica and Robusta beans that gives a smooth, round and rich taste for their coffee.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Unboxing: Cherry Mobile Cubix Cube 2 16GB - SRP PHP 4999 in Lazada #OnlineRevolution this Nov 11

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The most highlighted item during our unboxing event with Lazada is the -- Cherry Mobile Cubix Cube 2, Its my first time to do a test and try with a Cherry Mobile, their Cherry Mobile Cubix Cube 2 is one of the new and latest smartphone line with 5.7 inch display and powered by a 1.7 Ghz Octa Core processor.

Unboxing: Edge HD Tablet 16GB (Black) - SRP PHP 5990 in Lazada #OnlineRevolution this Nov 11

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Edge HD is the name of the tablet brand powered by Windows 10, and take note that this tablet is not Microsoft Edge or a tablet made by Microsoft. Its a local made brand of tablet, You can learn more by checking out their website at http://www.edgehd.com.ph/

Unboxing: Starmobile Knight Vision with Digital TV 16GB (White) - SRP PHP 7990 in Lazada #OnlineRevolution this Nov 11

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Starmobile smartphone brand was featured before in this blog and its first appearance ever in my blog is when I featured their new line of Starmobile smartphone with Digital TV, its one of a kind of smartphone that can let you watch and stream local TV via a digital signal.

You can check out my post here at http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2015/06/starmobile-releases-3-new-quad-core.html

Unboxing: Thomson QM735-8G 1.0 GHz Dual-core 8GB Tablet (White) - SRP PHP 1699 in Lazada #OnlineRevolution this Nov 11

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Here I feature the Thomson 1.Ghz Dual core Tablet for a quick unboxing and also first impression.
Lazada is including this in their 11-11 Online Revolution sale, with an original price of PHP 1995, they will sell this at PHP 1699 this Nov 11.

4,050 kg of lechon wins new Guinness World of Records for the largest serving of roasted pig in the world by Calata Corp

World's largest serving of roast pork or lechon 2015 - Philippines

Behind me is the 4,050 kg of lechon, it’s a bits of chopped lechon belly and they weigh it until they beat the 3094 kg of roasted pig “cochinita pibil” of Mexico, a record that was set last March 2010. Yesterday, Calata Corp sets a new world record for the world’s largest serving of roasted pig, Calata Corp represents our country in breaking the world record.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Globe x Star Wars: The Force Awakens mania in Manila

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I made sure that I highlighted the date launch of the new décor of Globe Gen 3 store in Greenbelt 4 in my calendar, they decorated their store with Star Wars theme and they invited us to a Star Wars party that is inline with their strategic partnership with Disney.

World Toilet Day– join the movement and help fight germs causing diseases by cleaning one toilet at a time

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This coming November 13, Unilever Philippines through its germ-kill expert brand Domex has joined again for another 3rd year of World Toilet Day and has been working with UNICEF and the PPHA or the Philippine Public Health Association for the "One Million Clean Toilets Movement", this is an advocacy program to educate Filipinos to have a proper clean toilet, practice hygiene and sanitize their household toilet and fight disease-causing germs.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

World's first Curved 4K OLED TV is here via LG Philippines

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The holiday season will keep us pumped up for new tech, gadgets and electronics for entertainment, yesterday LG Philippines unveiled in Manila their world’s first Curved 4K OLED TV.

Its far more superior and high quality with the latest TV because LG is here to give us the OLED TV with 4K UHDR or Ultra High Dynamic Range tech. If you want to see it, feel it and even experience 4K OLED TV, then visit Abensons store near Ascott Hotel in BGC for a free 4K OLED TV trial.

Nescafe RED MUG machine - Start creating your coffee in an easy way (SRP PHP1,999 til Dec 31, 2015)

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Coffee making at home will be on a new level of fun. Because Nescafe Philippines introduces to the public that their latest coffee machine can help you make your desired kind of coffee in just 2 minutes with out any barista skills, the only requirement is that you have the Nescafe Classic, Nescafe Coffee-mate, sugar, water, and their Nescafe Red Mug coffee machine.

"Breakthrough" a science series from National Geographic Channel will premiere in the PH tonight November 5 at 9pm

"Breakthrough" a National Geographic Channel new series

National Geographic Channel will air their latest and most talked about science series, it will air tonight at 9pm and it will be the first to air in Asia. The Philippines will be the first to see the science series “Breakthrough”, it’s a docu about science, technology and how we evolve as we move forward with these new science breakthrough, discoveries and learning.

It’s a series that will open our eyes and give us new hope during the times we are deprived of solutions or answers to the biggest problems that faced the entire human race.
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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