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Friday, December 28, 2018

Tenya offers holiday meals - Ultimate Crab Tendon, Teishoku set and Holiday Wagyu

Thank God! There’s Tenya restaurant in SM Megamall. I was so hungry last December 18, 2018 and I was in the middle of work in our Toy convention at Megatrade Hall, and got no time to eat for dinner, I entertained a lot of guest and also make sure that the event goes well.

Christmas at home 2018

We celebrated Christmas in  a very simple way, but the home decoration at home is something like the one exhibited in some malls. Thanks to Mama for launching her first Christmas village at home,  this is her hobby and collection and I think the Christmas village diorama will go bigger for the next Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sun Life Prosperity Achiever Funds to launch this 2019

Sun Life’s recently concluded Market Outlook shows that the prediction from months ago are starting to happen, and then prediction for 2019 will be going to the right path, as they say, PH pesos will go stronger this 2019, this is because the effect of the government’s investment for building structures are already giving us good results, more foreign company are starting to investment in our country and also there’s the upcoming election which more expense will be put out in provincial areas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Super Star Virgo next cruise trip this mid December 2018 to January 2019

Im back!!! Finally our internet connection is back, my laptop’s HD health is now restored and my body is in full charge again for the next travel.  Few days ago I was in the cruise trip on board the mighty Super Star Virgo by Star Cruises, we went for a sea voyage last December 4-9, 2018, and we visited Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and also in Sanya City, Hainan, China.

First IMAX with Laser in Southeast Asia Now at Vista Cinemas’ Evia Lifestyle Center in Alabang

Watching movies in the big screen is already an experience but have you tried watching it in an IMAX cinema with Laser? Vista Cinema now offers this one of a kind movie experience in Evia Lifestyle Center Mall in Alabang. Recently launched last November 2018, it is the first-ever IMAX with Laser in Southeast Asia that offers richer images, powerful sound and a new level of movie immersion.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Globe internet at home is down since December 1

I can't blog properly at home and also do some work.
Our internet connection is dead and sometimes it connects but stays off after 30 seconds.

I dont know what's going on, but we tried contacting Globe to fix this, but they've screwed up the visit for two times and its so hard to get a tech visit for this week. The next visit is on Tuesday and I hope they fix everything.

Im not sure if there's an outage, I dont believe such thing.. because our neighbor who connects to Globe have no problems with their connection, at the other street, our neighbor is on PLDT and they've told me that the connection goes on and off too.

Im posting this, just to let my blog readers know my slow activity in blogging, I already missed a lot of deadlines and Im losing money too. (tangina talaga!)

Hay! Merry Christmas Globe!

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Super Star Virgo by Star Cruises is back in Manila for their Winter Deployment Cruise

I didn’t expect that I’ll be boarding Super Star Virgo again, after our trip last March 2018 for a high sea cruise (read my blog post here) and now for this month of December 2018, I went back there for a media thanksgiving, tour and in time for their winter deployment cruise for this holiday season, we don’t have winter here, so I think they call it winter deployment because its already winter season to some parts of Asia.

The new BPI Mobile App can do QR Scan to money transfer

BPI account holders can now install the new mobile app and experience money transfer and transaction through the QR Scan to money transfer feature of the new app.  The QR code scanning for cash transfer wirelessly was launched at the annual BPI Sinag ng Pasko Bazaar in Glorietta Activity Center.

The COD Christmas marionettes are back in Araneta Center, Cubao!

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THE COD Christmas show that’s much awaited by everyone, I think some Filipinos (ages 30+ and above) can remember the good old days when the COD Dept Store in Cubao in its full glory invites everyone to come and visit their COD Christmas show every night of December around 7pm onward.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Share a Spoonful of Joy with the Blizzard of the month from Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen shared to us that they have something new to offer this holiday season. Last October, they’ve introduced to us their 3 new Blizzard flavors with Hershey’s Kisses chocolates and almonds. But for this month of December 2018, they re-launched the 3 Blizzard of the month flavors and for this time it comes with a new cup design with the theme “Spoonful of Joy”, a theme just in time for Christmas.

Marketplace by Rustan’s now in honestbee app

Honestbee provided us another category from their Grocery section, starting today, shoppers and users of honestbee app can now shop for grocery products and including exclusive international brand from the premium grocery shopping center - Marketplace by Rustan’s

Real Ube Halaya in Red Ribbon’s Cake Creation and Ensaimada

This is a perfect cake for the holiday season, Red Ribbon launched their Ube Bloom Cake, a kind of cake from their Cake Creations line and they added real ube to add more smooth, rich, and flavor taste. They didn’t used an ube flavor syrup or powder, they used real ube to add a very authentic ube flavor.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Awaken Amazing at Ayala Mall Solenad: Mixing Traditional with New Ways to Celebrate Christmas!

It was my first time coming at Ayala Mall Solenad in Laguna. It has a Bonifacio High Street vibe but more chill and breezy because it is near Tagaytay.

Families and friends having their bonding time were a common sight on my visit on a Saturday evening.

You can already feel the holiday season with Solenad’s decorations and activities around the mall. They will have the annual Festival of Lights and a 3D mapping display.

Megan introduces May May Entrata as their celebrity endorser

Fans on social media went wild after learning that May May Entrata was launched as the first celebrity endorser for Megan Beauty Products. Lifestrong Marketing Inc, is proud to announce that they have May May Entrata on board to help them promote the beauty products they created for young teenagers. These are beauty products that are affordable and can also help them for their skin care needs.

Realme C1 - King of Entry Level Smartphones launches with SRP PHP 5,990

A new smartphone brand player just launched their 1st smartphone model here in the Philippines. Realme is half a year old and it was  established last May 4, 2018, the same day that China is celebrating their Youth Day of China. The mission of Realme is “let the youth from all over the world enjoy the pleasant life brought about by technology and beauty at a more reasonable price". The company Realme focuses on what the people need on their smartphones, so they will bring in the best and strong tech specs in a smartphone with an affordable price.

JB Music launches Fender new audio lifestyle products

Audiophiles, audio fanatics, music lovers and gadget geek, check out the newly launched products of JB Music this month. We know that the brand Fender is a well respected audio brand when it comes to music instruments and amplifiers, the name is already there since the 1940s and its the preferred music instrument brand by artist and music lovers.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Try a luxurious “Discover Marina” at Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club (now accepts GCash )

Our afternoon date is a spa date at Marina Bay Spa and Lifestyle Club, its one of the spa establishment that my wife want to visit. Its great that we got a chance to visit it and try one of their latest spa service.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

You can now borrow money up to PHP 19,999 for your shopping using Cashalo’s Cashacart

Cashalo, a Filipino fintech company introduces their new loaning service that can let a shopper loan for shopping money, and get approval within minutes via their Cashacart , the Philippines’ first ever digital basket consumer finance solution.

Vivo as Santa Claus, visits God’s Grace Home Care Center

Global smartphone brand Vivo has played Santa ahead of Christmas as it created treasured moments to the elderly at the God’s Grace Home Care Center (GGHCC) in Quezon City on November 24, 2018.

Vivo employees and God’s Grace Home Care Center founders Grace Fe T. Capital and Rufino M. Capital smile for photos.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Julie Anne San Jose: The Embodiment of Vivo’s Edge

Singer-songwriter and actress Julie Anne San Jose has come a long way with her talents. With a career that has spanned more than a decade, Julie Anne has worn many hats: from acting in soaps to producing albums to singing and writing her own songs. Young, beautiful, and full of ambitions, Julie Anne makes the perfect Vivo endorser as she embodies what the brand is: Youthful, beautiful, edgy, and a relentless innovator.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Shop for Christmas gifts and Noche Buena food via honestbee app

This is the most exciting for e-commerce, you can now shop for almost anything online, and for the latest offering of honestbee app, you can now shop for cooked food specials that is perfect for your Christmas noche buena, party or sending those food as gift to your friend or loved ones.

Honestbee app feature is to let shoppers order food that they want to eat on the same day or have it delivered to your doorstep the next day.

Try the Truffle King Ramen at Ramen Nagi Concept Shop in One Bonifacio High Street Mall, BGC

I just saw an Instagram photo of this truffle ramen from Ramen Nagi, it was posted by Abigail of Our Awesome Planet, when I saw that photo, I posted a comment on her IG and I asked that I want that truffle ramen too, and Im excited to visit the nearest branch of Ramen Nagi, then Abigail replied and she said that the truffle ramen aka Truffle King Ramen is only available at the new concept shop of Ramen Nagi located at One Bonifacio High Street Mall in BGC, when I learned the news, I wept and waited a sched of my visit at BGC.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Avara Nature & Yacht Club will soon rise in Taytay, Palawan

Imagine this: The sound of waves crashing on the shore and the sunlight peeking through the window wake you up on a lazy Saturday morning. You slowly open your eyes, afraid that you’re just in the middle of a dream. But you’re not. You stand up as you feel the gentle sea breeze touch your face. You go out of the porch and look at the horizon. You take your time to enjoy the beauty of the blue skies and the deep sea. The yacht will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready, anyway. That’s the promise of Avara Nature & Yacht Club—the easy life of the seaside.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

AI Photography in VIVO : Effortlessly capturing treasured memories

The art of photography has already undergone a fundamental transformation with the rise of camera phones. That transformation is set to evolve to another level with the science of photography being the focus emerging AI-embedded smartphones. AI-powered cameras promise a better ‘read’ of different photography settings and can automate functions that could take months or years to learn down to a split-second process. AI technology can quickly identify which settings are needed in any given scenario, allowing even amateur photographers to simply point and capture their magical moments in that exact instant.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Vivo Y91 is now available on shelves just in time for Christmas

Global smartphone brand Vivo is making sure its loyal patrons will get the best for Christmas. It has released the all-new Vivo Y91 that delivers the same well-loved specs from the smartphone maker, plus a bigger batter capacity for limitless enjoyment.
The latest Y-series unit delivers a futuristic design, smarter photography capabilities, a powerful performance, and a more seamless user experience.

Smartphones have never been this fun with the high capacity battery-equipped Vivo Y91.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Meet Jovi, Vivo's AI personal assistant

Smartphones today are no longer simple communications devices that surf the web and offer a few apps. With the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), today’s smartphones should be perceived as ‘platforms of intelligence’. Today’s phones strive to understand user behavior in ways that will elevate the user experience to greater heights. Gartner[1] has predicted that by 2022, 80% of smartphones will have on-device AI capabilities, this is up from 10% in 2017. In coming years, an AI smartphone will no longer be a ‘nice to have’, it will be critical to fulfilling consumers’ needs.

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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Vivo releases Y95 that brings expansive view, enhanced selfies, higher capacity battery

Vivo releases another head-turner, the Y95.

MANILA, November 12, 2018 – Global smartphone brand Vivo has released another powerful addition to its growing family, the Vivo Y95, that comes with the maker’s thumbprint specs—a 6.22-inch Halo FullView™ Display for an expansive view and a 20-megapixel front camera for clearer selfies. But what’s great about the new release is its higher capacity battery and other features that make every Y95 one of the bests of its league.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lalamove Drivers received phone discounts from Vivo

Global smartphone brand Vivo, in partnership with MemoXpress, a mobile device dealer store and Lalamove, a courier service have joined together to provide convenience to Filipino drivers. Lalamove partner drivers will get a 5% discount from the suggested retail price (SRP) of available Vivo phones such as the V11, V11i, Y71 (2 GB and 3 GB), Y53c, Y81, Y85, and X21 at MemoXpress stores nationwide from October 19, 2018 until December 31, 2018.

With almost 15,000 partner drivers in Metro Manila, Lalamove aims to provide them quality benefits by partnering with top brands such as Vivo. Giving them access to topnotch mobile devices to help them with their day-to-day deliveries. All they have to do is to sign up using the MemoXpress portal (visit: The said portal will serve as a means to pre-order and pick up their preferred Vivo phone available at MemoXpress stores nationwide. A customer service representative will call to assist and confirm the partner drivers' orders. All interested partner drivers will only show their Lalamove ID and verified status on their Lalamove driver application at the chosen MemoXpress branch.
(L-R): Lalamove Strategic Partnership Manager Akiko Sumulong, Lalamove Managing Director April Dannah Majarocon, Vivo Vice President and Channel Sales Director Hazel Bascon, Vivo Channel Sales Business Development Manager Mark Cuevas, MemoXpress Vice President for Operations Edward Tan, and MemoXpress Division Head Corporate Exhibit E-Commerce Wilton Yu commemorate the partnership between Vivo, MemoXpress, and Lalamove in providing a 5% discount on selected Vivo phones at MemoXpress stores for Lalamove driver partners from October 19, 2018 until December 31, 2018.

Vivo and Lalamove launch their partnership to provide a 5% discount on selected Vivo phones at MemoXpress stores nationwide for Lalamove partner drivers from October 19, 2018 until December 31, 2018. The satellite launch was held in Cebu City recently.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Blogger sisters Vern and Verniece loves pink and the pink Vivo smartphone

Sister-bloggers Vern and Verniece Enciso are famous for two things: their beauty and style sensibility. The dreamy photos of their travels coupled with fashion inspiration are glossy magazine spread-worthy, to the delight of young females all over. Vern was the first to start blogging in 2010 with a “Shoe Tale”. Verniece later followed suit and the rest is history.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Pink power! - the limited edition Vivo V11i Fairy Pink

Pink is womanly and charming, warm and intimate. Pink tempers the fire of red with a mellow loving spirit. Pink calms and heartens our sensibilities, calming negative feelings of aggression, animosity, and cynicism. Pink composes the nerves which brings an overall feeling of love and tenderness.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Price drop alert: Vivo Y81i can be all yours for only Php6,999

Steal one of this Christmas season’s best deals! The Vivo Y81i can be all yours for Php1,000 lower than its original price.
Christmas is finally in the air! Global smartphone brand Vivo is making sure its loyal patrons going to get a steal. It has dropped the price of its Vivo Y81i to Php6,999 from Php7,999.

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, November 02, 2018

Whisky Live Manila 2018 scheduled this November 9 and 10 at Shangri La The Fort

The Whisky Live Manila is back again here for another year of massive Whisky tasting session with local and international brand and also the popular Whisky brand. The next event is scheduled this November 9 and 10,  2018 at the Shangri La Hotel The Fort.
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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