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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chibo Okonomiyaki 13 new dishes now available at The Podium and S Maison branch



Chibo Okonomiyaki, one of my fave Japanese resto because of their Okonomiyaki food, they are launching now a series of dishes that are now available in their two branches here in Manila. We know that Chibo Okonomiyaki is popular resto brand in Japan, and instead of sticking to the same menu like they have in Japan, here for the Philippines branch, they want to offer more food that has more flavor that targets the Filipino taste palette.

Rico’s Lechon, the best lechon of Cebu opened their 3rd branch in Tiendesitas Pasig


The 3rd branch of Rico’s Lechon is really here! The best lechon of Cebu is getting more closer to our hearts as they put up more branches around the metro and giving chance to others who haven’t tried the Rico’s Lechon best selling food -- the spicy lechon.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Monday, November 05, 2018

Miss Earth 2018 Figure and Form Pre-judging session at Century Park Hotel



After a few days I met some of the candidates of Miss Earth 2018 in a cocktail event, I was surprised that I received an invite to attend and also cover the upcoming Figure and Form Pre-judging session at the Century Park Hotel, the home of the Miss Earth 2018 beauties here in the Philippines.

Down to Earth cocktail event with the Miss Earth 2018 beauties at Joy Nostalg Hotel Manila



This blog post is already late, and as of this posting, the Miss Earth 2018 coronation night was 2 days ago and we got news that Miss Vietnam won the crown and now she’s Miss Earth 2018, congratulations to Nguyễn Phương Khánh, our new queen for Miss Earth.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Here’s a checklist of Starbucks Christmas 2018 new coffee, food & drinks, planner, cards and merch



Ber month + Starbucks is equals to a new 2019 Starbucks planner, but for this year they are launching two kind -  a planner and a travel organizer and it comes with two kinds of design each. Starbucks Philippines really prepared for this and we’re happy that the Christmas edition is much more awesome comparing it to their previous planner designs.

Paradise Dynasty launches new Chef Recommendation dishes and opens new branch in SM Aura



The much awaited new dishes at Paradise Dynasty Philippines has finally launched and these new dishes are included in their Chef’s Recommendation menu, which you can order as your main meal, snack or appetizer.  The new dishes were launched first in their 2nd branch in Podium Mall and I learned that day that they are now opening their 3rd branch in SM Aura, as of this writing, the 3rd branch is now open.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Octoberfresh: A World Chicken and Egg Day Celebration - aftermath



I think this will be an annual thing now, celebrating the World Chicken and Egg Day and this might be the next holiday in our calendar -- well I hope this can be included in our holiday calendar, but if not, we can still celebrate it with Bounty Fresh, because at this event celebration, they are selling eggs and chicken in super low prices!!! ---- like that PHP20 per whole chicken, where do you think you can buy a PHP20 chicken in the market ??  it can only happen only here at the World Chicken and Egg Day 2018.

Tong Yang Plus now accepts GCash QR Scan to Pay



You can now start paying cashless for your buffet, hot pot and grilled food  at Tong Yang Plus or other Tong Yang branches nationwide. With a few clicks using your GCash app, you can scan the QR code at the cashier area of Tong Yang and start pay your buffet access in an instant.

The Bistro Group introduces the BFF card with lots of loyalty reward and discounts



Foodies, if you are a frequent diner to any resto managed by The Bistro Group, those are 16 international resto and food concept that are widely available here in Manila. Then you should check out the sweet deal that they are offering to you.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Must See: All out of love - the musical “songs from Air Supply” at Resorts World Manila


The timeless song and music by the Air Supply are being immortalized once again in a new format -- that is in a musical stage show! I’m not a fan of musical shows, because I only have a one or two musical shows that captured my attention because of the story, but Im starting to be a fan of our local production, I started to like “Bituing Walang Ningning” from last year and“ Ang Huling El Bimbo” which I watched this year, but then I didnt’ expected that I will be watching a musical show again -- All Out Of Love the musical.

Monday, October 22, 2018

How to beat pangingilo or dental hypersensitivity



Last year, I’ve encountered a lot of pangingilo or dental hypersensitivity, there’s a tingling sensation whenever I eat hot or cold food or even I drink some cold beverages. Its hard to live a normal day when you encounter these teeth problems. I didn’t visited my dentist for years, but after experiencing the dental hypersensitivity, it means that I should visit my dentist and ask for check up and also for teeth cleaning.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Get a FREE trip to Singapore for two -- join the Singapore Karaoke at Alabang Town Center



Yes! You can score a free trip to Singapore, but you need to sing a song in a karaoke booth and get a score at least 90 to qualify for the final round and get a chance to win that free trip for two.

The new travel campaign event is from the Singapore Tourism Board, they are so aggressive in promoting their beautiful country here and with a nice twist of event activity that can attract a Filipino tourist to use his/her passion to fly for free to Singapore.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Old Spice and Ducati want you to spice up your ride!! (win a Ducati Supersport)



Its been ages since I use an Old Spice deodorant, thanks to Old Spice PH for sending me a box full of Old Spice products, this gave me a lot of smiles because we know that Old Spice is the manliest grooming brand of this planet, and a man needs no introduction to this brand because we know that Old Spice gives the macho thing to us when we use their products.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Is it a good time to invest during inflation ?



The word “inflation” keeps on popping in our social media news feed almost everyday, people start to point finger and blames why every items on the grocery shelves starts to have a higher price. During the 2019 Market Outlook  And Bright Offerings presscon by Sun Life, we got some of information that we need to know --- we can worry about and be prepared on how to stay stable.

Balik Pinas Balik Saya officially launched to invite Filipinos abroad to come back home



Balik Pinas Balik Saya -- I’ve heard of the tourism campaign initiative by the local travel operators in Pampanga last February and March when we joined the trip in Lubao, Pampanga for the international event of hot air balloons. Then I’ve heard it again when we got invited to tour around Pampanga together with the local travel operators. Then I understand that it was a tourism campaign that will soon be riding the same waves of our government’s tourism promotion to help boost tourism in our country.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SM Cinema teams up with Marvel Studios for the biggest Marvel Movie Marathon in the country!


To kick-off Marvel Studios’ 10th year mark in the entertainment scene, SM Cinema joined forces with The Walt Disney Company Philippines to bring back not one but 16 Marvel Studios films in theaters for the most ambitious movie exhibition of the year, the Marvel Movie Marathon!

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Juan Earth 5th anniversary event celebration with eco heroes


If you want to help the preserve the environment and protection of animals, the easiest way to do it is do a baby step, or do help Juan step a time. It means that you do small things that can give a big impact for nature preservation and animal protection. That’s the main awareness drive of Juan Earth, they want to teach everyone the basic and by practicing it regularly, the effect will be big.

Friday, October 05, 2018

National Cheerleading Competition (NCC) "Fearless" team up with ESPN5 for Season 14


If you are a fan of the cheerleading competition of the UAAP and NCAA, then Im sure you will love the mother of all competition for cheerleading, the National Cheerleading Championship or NCC. In this competition, there will be up to around 300 teams that will compete for the national level and this is like a search for the best of the best in the Philippines, and be the one team for Team Pilipinas that will compete in the World Championships to be held in Orlando, Florida in 2019

Thursday, October 04, 2018

PHP1,500 Off the Grill buffet of Nostalgia Lounge and Bar in Joy Nostalg Hotel



Its our first time here at the Joy Nostalg Hotel in Ortigas and Im not aware that building in Ortigas is a hotel. And when there’s a hotel, there’s also a restaurant. I visited this building many time and I didnt noticed the sign at their lobby that there’s a cafe and bar above that can welcome guest and non guest of the hotel.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Inside: Ubisoft® Philippines studio in DLSU Campus, Santa Rosa, Laguna


Last July 2018, I got a chance to visit and tour around the new studio of Ubisoft Philippines. Last 2016 they’ve announced that they are coming here in the Philippines to operate  and build their new studio and also they want to hire pinoy talents to work with them and be part of the game development industry.

Level up your gaming with the new line of VPRO Gaming Peripherals from Rapoo Philippines



Skills in gaming is a big factor in order for you to win the game, but to have a better gaming experience and enjoyable gaming entertainment, it will depend on your gaming gears if its on the top line. To level up your gaming lifestyle and experience, you have to check out the newly launched VPRO Gaming peripherals line up of Rapoo Philippines.

Huawei Nova 3i review -- the best mid-range smartphone for photo and video



When the Huawei Nova 2i was launched last year, I was amazed on its performance in photo and video, plus the good part is that it has 4 camera, and I think Huawei was the first to come up a smartphone device with 4 cameras. We didn’t know that its possible to have 2 camera at the front side and another set of 2 camera at the back of the phone.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Manila Bulletin Invites Tech Bloggers to Unbox the iPhone XS and XS Max!


Coverage by: Kevin Karl Gabutin of Techgabster
For Azrael's Merryland Blog

It was, I believe a Wednesday night(September 19) , when I saw the post of sir Enzo of Juan Manila on FB wherein they are inviting tech bloggers to witness Manila Bulletin’s Live Unboxing of the new iPhone XS and XS Max and luckily, I got in!
Manila Bulletin took the initiative to invite Tech Bloggers of the Philippines to witness this event. The event took place just 24hours after the iPhone XS and XS Max were launched in Singapore.

It was an amazing opportunity for me to get first dibs and hands on experience with the new iPhone together with a few of my fellow tech bloggers which are all have been welcoming to a newbie like me.


This is the behind-the-scenes of the live unboxing setup of Manila Bulletin. All of the prod team are busy in handling everything from the cameras, to the audio monitoring as well as checking if the feed is still up and no issues are encountered.


The hosts of the live streaming(from left to right) are Sir Lionell Macahilig, Sir Mark Macanas of Tech Pinas, Ms. Ria Lumandog of Sugarsmile.info and Sir Art Samaniego Jr.,TechNews and Business Tech Editor for the Manila Bulletin.


Later on, Sir John Michael Bueno of Kumagcow, joined the stream to unbox the new Apple Watch.
It’s my first time to witness how a full production works in these kind of live stream events and I must say that it is fascinating to see the people at work and just having fun at the same time.

By the way, you can watch the livestream here:


After the livestream, we are given ample time to experience the new iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch and take our shots and videos that we can use on our blogs/videos.


I actually wrote my thoughts about the new iPhone XS and XS Max on my Tech Blog at www.techgabster.com Check it out if you have the time!

Anyway, I got to bond with my fellow bloggers and I am humbled to be a part of a community of people who have the same interests as me and I love how welcoming they are for newbies like me.

I don’t have a copy of the group photo we had but really I enjoyed the experience and I would like to thank the Manila Bulletin team, Sir Art Samaniego Jr., Ms. Karina Ramos, Sir April Salazar and Sir Lionell Macahilig for this opportunity!

To my fellow bloggers who I met there as well, thank you for being so kind and welcoming! Hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Davao City - street dance and float parade - Kadayawan blog series part 3



For my final blog series featuring my trip in Davao City and the Kadayawan Festival, Im featuring here some of the photos I took during the street dance competition and the flower float parade, this is the main highlights of the Kadayawan Festival and people come here to watch the street dance presentation performed by high school students and then the next day is to watch the arrival of the flower float parade participated by popular brands and company who gave support for the success of this year’s Kadayawan Festival.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Juan Earth Event this September 29, 2018, at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center



Having more than 7,000 islands and 20,000 species of plants and animals, the Philippines is one of the 17 mega-biodiverse countries in the world. Yet with all these rich resources, unfortunately the country’s situation is bleak and saddening.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Davao City - Events and Happenings - Kadayawan blog series part 3



During the Kadayawan Festival, we got to visit and attend some of the highlights of the Kadayawan festivity, its a month long celebration and there lots of line up of events that are launched to promote the culture and heritage of the Davaoenos and also to honor the 11 tribes of Davao.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Davao City - where to eat? Where to dine in? Cheapest eat? - Kadayawan blog series Part 2


For my second part of my Kadayawan blog series, I will feature here the food, the restaurant and must try food specials in Davao city. There are a lot of resto and fast food to try, but if you dont know where to start, just read my post here and see if it can be added in your travel itinerary.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Davao City - where to go, hang out, discover and learn - Kadayawan blog series part 1



Hey guys! Welcome to my blog post about my trip to Davao City. Its my 2nd time here and I’m very thankful that I got invited by the TPB to be part of the 5 days tour in Davao City and also attend and cover the Kadayawan Festival.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 YouTube NextUp and Pop Up Space Manila! - know the winners and see the new pop up studio



I traveled all the way from Sorsogon and flew a plane on an early morning flight and right after I landed here in Manila, me and Ted went straight to BGC to attend the annual YouTube event - the revelation of 12 winners from the YouTube NextUp Class of 2018 and also the opening of the collaboration day for all invited YouTubers to try the Youtube Pop up Space.

Coke Music Studio season 2 is here to bring home more OPM music to old and new listeners



Coca Cola, one of the biggest beverage brand in the world is bringing you back the Coke Studio Philippines, on its 2nd season, they launched it with a new sub-title “Homecoming”. Coke Studio Homecoming will be more different from the previous years, but the collaboration of two artist will still be present, but they will bring new content that will feature more about the artist, the origin of the band or artist and also its place of where the music started.

Monday, September 17, 2018

My first authentic Viking party - Crayfish Party 2018 at Sofitel Manila



Finally! I just attended an authentic Viking party and we didn’t know that a Nordic association, Nordcham Philippines, is organizing this event every year here in Sofitel Manila. We’re glad that they’ve partnered with Sofitel Manila to for this year to introduce this Nordic tradition.

DC Superheroes Cafe Philippines in SM Megamall - the best themed resto in Manila



DC Superheroes Cafe is one of the best themed restaurant here in Manila, and the good part here is that it is an official branch in the Philippines, coming straight from the early branch in Singapore. The name of the resto, the menu and the interiors are all officially licensed by DC Comics.

LG honors the injured liberators of Marawi with a donation to the AFP Health Service Command on National Heroes Day

On its 30th anniversary, LG donates air conditioners, washers, TVs and a refrigerator to benefit Marawi soldier casualties and other injured soldiers at the Victoriano Luna Medical Center.

In the spirit of National Heroes Day, LG Electronics reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to providing assistance to the community with a donation-in-kind to the Victoriano Luna Medical Center (VLMC), a government hospital that provides sanctuary and support to injured soldiers, including those who suffered casualties in the Marawi siege.

In a simple ceremony held on August 29 at the AFP Health Service Command, Mr. Inkwun Heo, Managing Director of LG Philippines, handed over ten (10) 1.5 HP Dual Cool Inverter Split Type Air Purifying Deluxe Airconditioners, two (2) 13kg Inverter Top Load Washing Machines, one (1) 24 cu ft Side by Side Refrigerator and ten (10) 43" Smart TVs to Col. Jeffrey Jake Gallenero, Philippine Army MNSA, Chief of Staff, AFP Health Service Command (AFPHSC). Also present were the chiefs of each operating unit and staff of the AFP Health Service Command.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Pinoy Music Power: PhilPop Reveals Top 30 Songs and Interpreters for 2018



Festival Chairman and PhilPop Board Member Sir Ryan Cayabyab
Recently I attended the reveal of PhilPop’s Top 30 songs together with the composers and interpreters lineup for 2018 at Cafe 1771. PhilPop’s yearly songwriting competition always brings the best songs around the country.

Sir Ryan Cayabyab opened the program with his talk stressing how important to include and give voices not only to a specific demographic and also cater to compositions that can have an impact to Filipino’s music and soul.

Go to Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen-SM Aura for your hot and tasty premium Japanese ramen


During cold weather, we always crave for some hot and tasty ramen. But when the ramen boom started few years ago, lots of ramen house and restaurant opened their doors to serve us ramen lovers. But after quite some time, we learned how to select the best ramen ever here in the metro.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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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MY SCHEDULE

Oct 10
3pm - HONOR Launch in BGC
4pm - Globe x Bistro Group event in BGC

Oct 11
2pm -real estate event in Makati
6pm - Whisky Live Manila presscon

Oct 12
11am - Bounty Fresh event in Trinoma
6pm- Marvel Studios 10th anniversary launch in SM Aura

Oct 13
10am Sunny Eve baptism
2pm iDiscover Quiapo tour
8pm POPTALK TV guesting on GMA News TV

Oct 14
9am - DSWD event in Sky Dome

Oct 15
11am tech event in SM North EDSA

Oct 18
2pm Tech event in MOA
10m Philpop event in BGC

Oct 28-29
Out of town trip