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Friday, April 20, 2018

Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 launched at the Nokia Newseum!

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Nokia just unveiled their 4 new smartphones last April 13, 2018 during the Nokia Newseum event at Green Sun Makati. When you hear or talk about Nokia, the term ‘Durability’ and ‘Sturdy’ comes up and that’s the Nokia trademark.

Remembering their legendary old phones that paved way to the new smartphones carrying the innovative craftsmanship and now being powered by Android.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War fans event with Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan and director Joe Russo

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That's me...smiling and geeking out after we got a surprise video conference with the cast of Avengers: Infinity war movie. We were doing a video recording for a fans greeting and we shout "We are ready for Avengers!" and we do it like 5 times for the recording, and then suddenly the big screen infront of us flashes the live video feed from Singapore --- we just can't believe that the stars of the movie - Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director Joe Russo was watching the live feed from SM Cinema, SM Megamall and they saw us doing the greetings.

Hope in 40 seconds - top 5 animated video entries revealed!

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I've encountered Hopeline last 2016, its a 24 hour hotline for everyone to help them battle depression and suicide, they also launched the toll free line 2219 for Globe and TM Users, the campaign is a collaboration of Globe and Natasha Goulborn Foundation to expand the hotline and network to give hope to all people who want to seek advise to their problems.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Shopee announced 5.5 super sale and Anne Curtis Smith as brand ambassador

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Anne Curtis Smith is happy to be on board as Shopee's first celebrity brand ambassador, she revealed that she loves Shopee, she always love to shop online and also she's excited to share to all that her make up brand BLK Cosmetics is now part of a Shopee shopping page and she's giving away limited edition autograph mirrors for the first 100 customers who buy her products at Shopee.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Buhay Carinderia - The Biggest Culinary Event to Feature Home Cooked Filipino Food



I’m a patron of affordable and delicious food from carinderias. You can choose up to 2 or 3 varieties of dishes, a cup of 1 and a half rice (extra rice to follow haha), a soda and a hot sabaw (soup) and all it’ll cost you is under 100 pesos only!

You can even request to add just little bit more of your favorite dish or ask to top your rice with that savory adobo sauce. This time, home cooked Filipino food from local eateries will be this year’s highlight for the biggest culinary event in the Philippines called Buhay Carinderia.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Globe myBusiness and Lazada Philippines partnership launches DigiMall

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Globe and Lazada Philippines announced today their fresh partnership, and inline with the new partnership and Lazada's 6th anniversary, they launched a new way of shopping online experience and also let the shopper touch and inspect the items before they bought it, meaning these items are lifted out of the online store of Lazada and can be seen in a Globe and Lazada's - DigiMall, an interactive set up of products which allow the shoppers to see the items and use the Lazada app to scan the item's QR Code and direct them to the main shopping page of the seller containing the item.

Shopping with Lazada will be more convenient, and thanks to Globe Telecom's micro, small and medium enterprise arm Globe myBusiness for partnering with Lazada.

Globe myBusiness  and Lazada will be helping the SME's and especially the seller at Lazada to expand their reach through online selling and provide a worry-free shopping experience to their customers. Globe myBusiness will be providing a series of workshop and business consultation via their AdvantEDGE program to all their members, to give them more knowledge on how to run the business and also market their shop online through Lazada.

Joining with Globe myBusiness, the seller will be included in the special DigiMall marketplace at Lazada, a separate marketplace within the Lazada app to help them get more attention, and subscribing with Globe myBusiness and Lazada, the seller will have a waived commission capped at PHP5,000/month.

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"We are very happy that Globe myBusiness has chosen to partner with Lazada in championing the success of our SMEs in this age of digital retail. We are positive that our marketplace service tools, trainings and digital solutions will revolutionize the way they do business. This marks the beginning of a bigger future for every entrepreneur,"
- Raymond Alimurung, Chief Business Officer for Lazada Philippines.

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“We believe in strength through partnerships – and strategic partnerships with other enablers help us turn this vision into a reality. This is why we partnered with Lazada Philippines to enable online sellers to bring their products to where the market is, As more and more people turn to their phones and gadgets to shop online, there is a great opportunity waiting to be taken advantage of.  Lazada’s success is proof of this. To complement Globe myBusiness’ solutions, Lazada Philippines will enable them to reach the growing online market – creating our formula for digital success.  We are only just beginning but through this partnership, we can take great strides in bringing the future of retail today.”
- Derrick Heng, Senior Advisor for Globe myBusiness.

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I've noticed that the Lazada app is now updated and you can see the new menu and user interface of the popular shopping app.

Look at the upper left corner and you'll see a QR Code scanner square [   ]  -- that's the QR code scanner activation.

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The QR Code will help the shopper scan a particular item at the Globe x Lazada's DigiMall interactive shop, and if they scan the QR code from the item, they will be brought directly to a Lazada link of the seller's page for the shopper's option to buy the item via Lazada using cashless transaction or COD.


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At the DigiMall interactive shop in BGC Central Mall. There's this shelf item with the QR code of Lazada, after scanning it, the Lazada app automatically brought me to their shopping page and I have the option if I can buy the item or look for more.


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At the DigiMall interactive shop in BGC Central, lots of items are on display and these can be purchased only through the Lazada app.

These items are from the Lazada group of merchants who are under Globe myBusiness program.

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Check the Globe Telecom FB page of the Lazada Philippines FB Page for announcement of the next DigiMall interactive shop in a shopping mall near you.

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As a sample test of the new DigiMall set up by Globe and Lazada, we did some shopping around the interactive shop and bought some items using the Lazada app.


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Here are my pending purchase earlier at the DigiMall.
- DSLR backpack
- smartphone car mount
- universal smartphone mount with adjustable clamp adapter

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The PBNET boys--- aftermath of the DigiMall shopping experience
Ron bought a toy drone
Enzo bought an external hard drive
while Ted bought a camera external flash

I was about to but that shelf, but I change my mind when I learned that we can also shop around outside the DigiMall section.

I was planning to acquire that camera drone with altitude hold, but my budget reached its limit.

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Congrats to Globe and Lazada for your partnership!

Lazada.com.ph is part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Pioneering e-commerce in the region, Lazada provides customers with an effortless shopping experience and retailers with simple and direct access to the largest customer base in the Southeast Asian region.

Sign up for Globe myBusiness The Plan to be part of the Globe myBusiness marketplace in Lazada today, visit, https://mybusiness.globe.com.ph/mobile/mybusiness-postpaid/.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Star Cruises' SuperStar Virgo - 3 days high sea trip with my family (walk through and experience)

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When the news was out about the Star Cruises offerings for the VISA free trip to Taiwan and Japan via their SuperStar Virgo cruise ship, everyone were excited to book the 5 days trip that set to launch on March 2018. My wife got the interest too, but since they will be in Australia for 4 months, the plan is to book next time, maybe on 2019 for our Manila-Japan-Taiwan trip.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

HP Spectre X2: A Stylish and High Performance Detachable Laptop Tablet Starting at 79,990 Pesos!

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HP launched the Spectre X2 recently at Okada Manila for the Philippine market to take a piece of the pie for the consumers who use hybrid devices (laptop and tablet). The theme of the launch is having a higher edge and incorporating design and function on a portable device that still packs a punch. Let’s see the specs:

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Cable Car’s Homey Food Offering and A Night with Bloggers

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Bonifacio Global City is my fave city in Metro Manila and now I have another reason to love BGC more, a restobar called Cable Car. Just outside, you’ll pass by a group playing Beer Pong and enjoying themselves on a Friday night. Arrived early for their blogger’s night and chilled with Mica and Chloe of When In Manila.

Talked a little about food and their intern experience as the DJ played trendy music. We were upstairs while waiting for other bloggers to arrive and got some cocktails (non-alcoholic for Mica haha, wish I was also as young as seventeen haha).

Friday, March 30, 2018

Vivo V9 - full view screen, dual camera with AI photography tech (SRP PHP PHP 17,990)

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Vivo Philippines is proud to launch their new flagship smartphone for 2018. The Vivo V9, a new Vivo smartphone with FullView Display tech, the screen that covers the entire 90% of the body of the phone and the impressive part for the Vivo 9 is that it is pack with lots of AI or artificial intelligence on its system. It means that the Vivo V9 can help switch to a specific mode when needed for photography.

#VisitPampanga - The Lubao hot air balloon night glow, food trip and side trip to Capas

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This is part 2 of my #VisitPampanga blog post and adventure in Lubao, Pampanga. If you haven't read my 1st post, I suggest you go here via the link: #VisitPampanga - The Lubao hot air balloon, food trip, and wake board adventure!

We're still on the 1st day of the Lubao hot air balloon, after our travel and food trip, we went back here in Pradera Verde to cover the popular night glow of the hot air balloons. It will be my first time to see the night glow and Im very excited to see it.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

#VisitPampanga - The Lubao hot air balloon, food trip, and wake board adventure!

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Hey everyone! Im back from a 5 day trip last week and its my first time to be at Lubao, Pampanga. Every year, I always receive an invitation to attend the Lubao International Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival, I always fail to attend it because I don't have any clue where and how to travel and there was an attempt 2 years ago that I will be riding the bus with the media, but I failed to wake up in the morning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

7 Must-Visit Churches to Include in Your Visita Iglesia List


Every Holy Week, Catholics from all walks of life traditionally visit seven different churches as part of the Visita Iglesia to pray and reflect on their lives.
As one of the largest Christian countries in the world, the Philippines is, by no surprise, full of beautiful churches where devout Catholics can choose from for this long-standing religious practice.
To help you save time and lessen your research work, Globe myBusiness, the micro, small, and medium enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, has picked out some of the churches in Metro Manila and nearby provinces best known for their unique historical and miracle stories which you can visit this Holy Week.

1. Quiapo Church - Manila
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Photo from Quiapo Church

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Vivo introduces perfectly-priced new flagship V9 smartphone

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Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed that its new and powerful flagship smartphone, the V9, will be retailed at Php17,990 in Pearl Black and Gold.

The announcement was made by Vivo Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson during Vivo's summer-inspired launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Shakey's and Globe GCash offers toll free pizza delivery hotline #77-777

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Shakey's pizza fans and users of Globe GCash, you can start jumping for joy and rejoice as the pizza store giant and telco giant had sealed a deal this evening and they announced that Globe GCash users can start paying to buy their pizza via Scan to Pay using their mobile phones, also they are entitled to get a 10% cash back capped at PHP500 on purchase.

The most exciting part of the deal is that you can now use your mobile phone to call Shakey's pizza delivery hotline toll FREE for all Globe and TM subscribers.


Jollibee Summer Treats: Halo Halo-Sundae, Wasabi Fries, Royal Float

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Blogging is back again! If you saw my Instagram post and Facebook post, you might be craving already with these new food items launched by Jollibee. They say that two of the food items was available before, I think last summer time, and then one new food item is newly launched few weeks ago.

Monday, March 19, 2018

4X4 Expedition PH to drive from Batangas to General Santos, Mindanao for 10 days this May 2018

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A group of FJ Cruiser enthusiast and members of a FJ Cruiser club- Team Royale Trails, organized the new group - 4x4 Expedition PH as they will attempt to travel by land and sea from Luzon-Visayas and Mindanao. How will they do it ? by riding their what they called "Rig", their FJ Cruisers 4x4, its an epic adventure of man and machine as they will cross the off road, the sea, dry and wet lands and then arrive to a provincial destination.

My visit in Metro Store's Sidewalk Sale in Market Market

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I got a chance to visit Metro Store's annual Sidewalk Sale in Market Market. I was there yesterday for its last day and it also my first time to see how they organize a grand sale. They placed all sale items at the sidewalk area infront of Market Market, so the result is that, all foot traffic going to the mall, pass by and won those shoppers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sustainable Seafood Week in all AccorHotels Philippines (Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Joy-Nostalg, Fairmont and Raffles)

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Sofitel Philippine Plaza hosted an early dinner by the sunset inline for the annual Sustainable Seafood Week, for the 3rd year here in Manila, it is leaded by Meliomar, a seafood supplier for hotels, restaurant and resorts, their seafood products are sourced from small scale fishing communities.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Cine Turismo awards indie films that shows good portrayal of the Philippines

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Film tourism is now trending here in the Philippines, indie and mainstream movies are taking the audience to a train or bus or ferry ride around the beautiful islands of the Philippines. I remember that the movie Batanes, a film directed by Adolf Alix and Dave Hukom  and starring Iza Calzado and F4 member Ken Chu, their movie highlighted the beautiful Batanes, they are the first to take everyone for a ride and showcase the island's beauty in the silver screen. Batanes is not yet that popular during 2007, but after the release of the movie, many got curious and went to Batanes to witness its beauty first hand.

According to Ken Chu, who was awarded as tourism ambassador of Batanes by the local government of Batanes, I was there during its awarding in 2007 and Ken said that the island of Batanes is beautiful and he said that we should not spoil it and  not take out its beauty. We don't have the right to destroy it. We should leave as it is.

Use PayMaya QR mobile payments in all Robinsons Mall branches and earn up to 30% cashback

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PayMaya announced months ago that they are expanding the cashless and mobile payments by partnering to some malls and their establishments, the latest is that they partner with Robinsons Malls nationwide, Today cashless payments can be experienced by putting up a PayMaya QR code payment sign in all cashier and partner establishments in all Robinsons malls.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair 2018 invites you to try local food from Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao

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Its my first time to visit the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, I've been missing this event every year and I didn't know that Its a fun event because you get to try all different kinds of food from all over the province of our country.

Partakan Festival 2018 of Sta Ana, Cagayan: Amazing moto tourism event is back for 5th year

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The amazing moto tourism event is celebrating its 5th year this 2018, The Partakan Festival 2018 is getting bigger and much better as they will be bring everyone to a new stage -- in Pozo Robo Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. The Amazing Ride, the most highlighted activity of the event will challenge all motorcycle riders and  travelers for an amazing ride race from Clark to Pozo Robo, they will visit 18 pit stop via Clark-Ilocos-Cagayan route to compete to get the highest points by doing the challenges on each pit spot.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Join the Juan For Fun 2018 epic trip contest and win FREE travel for 7 days

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Cebu Pacific is right, we can learn more by traveling or we can learn more outside the barriers of our school. I believe on it because I've experience a lot of things when outside the school or my house. Back then Im just a whimpy kid with not experience and I just get bored when I travel, but when I learned to travel and discovered blogging, I've learned a lot of things about my self, unlocking a lot of new skills and got interested to alot of things.

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant back to PH to promote Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet

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Hello Drew Barrymore!!
If ever my camera can talk back in 1 second and with slow motion,  that will be my welcome message to Drew Barrymore. Last night was the red carpet premiere, fan conference with Netflix fans and also a one day chance to see the lead cast of Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet -- Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. They are here for the season 2 promotion and because of their visit, many will be converted to watch their series--- I've seen some episode last night from the cinema screening and I think I will be glued this March 23 to watch the rest of the episode of Season 2.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018 - get ready to fly and dance this March 23-25, 2018

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The flight of the hot air balloons is not yet over. A group of hot air balloon pilots and specialist are back here in the country to join the annual balloon flight above the sky highway of Lubao, Pampanga. This March 23, 24 and 25, 2018, don't miss the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018, another big event for hot air balloon fans and also stage for their music festival that will be held in Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco.
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 collects Transformers toys.
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