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Friday, September 22, 2017

PR: Phytosterol in canola oil reduces the risk of coronary heart disease


Filipinos love fried foods. They love the crispy-crunchy sound these make with every bite, but they like the delightful taste of fried food—whether it’s chicken, beef, pork or fish—even better. How can else can you explain why Filipino families are big fans of fastfood chains that serve fried chicken, fried tapa, fried pork liempo, etc.?

OKTOBERFEST 2017 in SOFITEL MANILA this October 6-7, 2017

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The much awaited Bavarian beer festival is back here in Manila to celebrate its 79th year of German Club Oktoberfest. Sofitel Manila and German Club Manila invites everyone to celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest event this October 6-7, 2017 at the Harbour tent of Sofitel Manila.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Globe thanks customers with exciting surprises on 09.17

Globe Rewards launches the best perks for the 917 celebration


917 Day is held each year on September 17, and is one of the most special celebrations of Globe. 0917 after all is its first and most iconic mobile prefix.


This year's celebration gets even bigger since September 2017 only happens once in this millennium! For this whole 917 month, Globe Rewards launches its biggest line-up of partners for all customers to enjoy perks and freebies from some of the best names in dining, shopping, travel, and entertainment.


"We are grateful for all the support of our customers throughout the years. We strive to make our services better, treat our customers right and ultimately deliver a wonderful connected experience. Through a bigger roster of partners, we look forward to give everyone the simple joys just by being a part of the Globe family," says Albert de Larrazabal, Chief Commercial Officer of Globe.


Foodies are in for a treat with promos from the country's top restaurants such as Figaro, Italianni's, Jamba Juice, and Friday's. They can also shop their hearts out and indulge in retail therapy with discounts from their favorite retail brands such as Topshop, Topman, Burton Menswear, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Forever 21, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Sunnies, and Globe Apparel. Special discounts for beauty and wellness products are also up for grabs at Watsons and Beauty Bar.

 

Jet setters can book their next destination with much-awaited seat sales from AirAsia for their next adventure, while getting around the city is made even better with exclusive promo codes.


Movie and theatre buffs are also in for a treat with premium deals to enjoy the latest titles and famous theatrical shows. Gamers can also extend their playing time in Quantum-- they can get extra tokens or game credits with every purchase.


All of these are in the palm of every Globe customer's hand. By downloading the Globe Rewards app, customers can be updated on the wonderful surprises that are coming their way. This year's 917 Day celebration is about to get bigger, and all Globe customers can be part of the fun! For the latest updates on Globe Rewards and other exciting surprises, like Globe on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/GlobePH or follow @enjoyGlobe on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Quest Hotel Cebu holds 3-Day Anniversary Sale

On September 15-17 get discounted hotel accommodation vouchers, lunch & dinner buffet certificates at Puso Bistro & Bar, as well as massages and wellness package for less as Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu holds its anniversary sale at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium. 

If you're planning for any staycation or celebration any time within the next six months, this is the best time to get your room and food vouchers as the hotel offers as much as 60% off on its published rates and as much as P1,000 savings in Puso Bistro & Bar.

Room vouchers are available for single and double occupancy and comes with buffet breakfast and may be enjoyed at 60% off published rates. Puso Bistro's signature lunch and dinner buffet will also be given at discounted rates. On top of the regular buffet certificates, a consumable value of P5,000 will be offered for P1,000 less and will be perfect for those impromptu gatherings with families and friends. 

And since everyone is now into wellness, Quest Hotel is offering a wellness package at P800net per person that includes use of the gym for one hour, access to the swimming pool, and an hour massage at the pool side along with snacks and refreshment to be served after the relaxing treat. 

For more information on the packages for Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu's anniversary sale call 402 5999 or visit questhotelsandresorts.com.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WHISKY LIVE MANILA 2017- biggest whisky sampling and tasting event in Manila

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There's an upcoming event about whisky and its a grand tasting and sampling event for 100+ kinds of whisky that are sold world wide and this is a must attend for whisky drinkers and lovers because you get to taste and try other brands and not just one that you have always at home.

Monday, September 11, 2017

ULTRA SUPER GREEN STORE - a grocery store for local produce organic, natural and homemade products

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Natural and organic products became popular because of its health benefits and some of us are shifting to change their lifestyle to a healthier living by patronizing products and food that are naturally produced,  organic certified and eco friendly.

QRAZY QUESADILLA - a Mexican street food in Manila!

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My friend Valerie Hernandez told me about his new business - QRAZY QUESADILLA  and she invited me to try their burrito and quesadilla at Pitstop Foodpark in Congressional Ext.Q.C. I didnt got a time to visit it due to my busy schedule and also the food park is located at the far side of the North.

CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST CITY invites you to a "SABOR LATINO" Latin American buffet at Cafe Eight

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Latin American cuisine in Manila are rare and we only got 1 or 3 restaurants who offer the special food from South America. The Latin American food is a bit closer to our Filipino food, all are meaty, creamy, tomatoey, spicy, salty and savory! Because some of our food here were heavy influenced by the Spanish and Americans during their colonization in the past.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

SOFITEL MANILA brings the exotic flavors of INDIA at Spiral this September 2017

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Sofitel Manila in collab with The Embassy of India are here to feature and offer the exotic flavors of India at Spiral Manila from September 11-17, 2017. The monthly food special is inline with the Sofitel Manila's Flavors of the World Culinary Series. Also the flavors of India special is also an extension to celebrate India's independence day last August 2017.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

CEBU PACIFIC new inflight special meals now available this September 2017

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They've announced last month that Cebu Pacific will launch a new series of inflight special meals in partnership with MIASCOR-Gate Gourmet Philippines.  The 12 new dishes are now available this September 2017 for domestic and international flight, if you are planning to have a long or a short haul air travel and want to eat your meal while waiting for the plane to land, then you should check out the new taste and flavors of the inflight meals, also the food are HALAL certified food and adhere to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system for international food safety.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Recipes of food using GOLD SEAS Tuna chunks


Gold Seas tuna chunk sent me some food recipes. Im posting it here in my blog for you to try the different kinds of dish using the different gourmet flavor of Gold Seas Tuna Chunk.

Feel free to message me via the comments if you have tried one of the recipe.
Thanks and happy eating!


Chunky Tuna Cheese Casserole
Ingredients:
1. 1 185g can Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil, drained
2. 200g cooked penne pasta
3. ½ can condensed cream of mushroom soup
4. ½ cup quick-melt cheese, grated
5. 1 tbsp Japanese breadcrumbs
6. Pepper to taste
7. Chopped parsley for garnish

Gold Seas - new brand of tuna chunk meat in a can (feat. Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano)

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For people who love to eat healthy food, here's another addition to your  grocery list in your next supermarket visit.

Last July 26th, General Nutrifoods Philippines, Inc.,  launches their new product -- Gold Seas, a new brand of tuna with chunky Yellowfin tuna meat sealed in an easy open can.

Dencio's restaurant and bar opens new branch in MAAX SM MOA Building (front of MOA Arena)

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Last July 19, 2017, Dencio's restaurant opened their new branch at the corner of MAAX SM MOA Building, that corporate building that stood infront of MOA Arena. I also learned that MAAX stands for -- Mall of Asia Annex building.  It took me years to know that acronym.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Nadai Fujisoba soba/udon noodle restaurant - SM Aura branch

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I though at first that Nadai Fujisoba is a ramen house, but its a soba/udon noodle house, they specialize in soba and udon noodles and not ramen. I asked what's the difference? then the restaurant manager told me that soba and udon noodles are much affordable than ramen. Then I realized, oh yeah, it is not a ramen! Because soba/udon can be served in hot or cold or as a separate noodle for your soup.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Star Wars Force Friday II tonight at 12AM - here are the toys we want to see! #forcefridayph #starwars #forcefriday

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Star Wars Force Friday II event and toy launch will happen later at 12AM - SEPT 1, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Atrium, the event is hosted by Toy Kingdom and they are the official retailer to host the Philippines version of Force Friday II.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

YakiMix buffet restaurant opens 19th branch in SM Dasmarinas

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Back to food blogging here at Azrael's Merryland Blog.

Last June 25, 2017, the popular buffet restaurant, YakiMix, just opened their 19th branch here in SM City Dasmarinas, Cavite. Me and my family got invited to visit and also try their food. Im surprised to see that YakiMix has change and it level up its restaurant's design, fixtures and dining area, just to bring a convenient and luxurious way to enjoy food on the table.

Fat Daddy's Smokehouse - resto that make you feel every day is a Father's day

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Its our first time to visit Fat Daddy's Smokehouse, we learned about this restaurant through the video blog of Mikey Bustos, he visited Fat Daddy's Smokehouse in Burgos Circle in BGC and he dined there with his friends and we got a close look of the food they offer.

OPPO F3 and F3 Plus now available at Smart Postpaid Plans



Manila, Philippines (Aug 7, 2017) — OPPO’s latest smartphone lineup, the F3 and F3 Plus are now available in Smart Communication’s latest postpaid plans. Customers may now avail the latest OPPO smartphones with only Php800 additional on-top of their selected plan for 24 months contract along with a free intricately made Rags2Riches cord roll for the first 120 orders.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2017 starts today!


Get your geek on because today is another big day for pop culture! Don't miss Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2017 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. There are lots of things that can happen in one big room and I'm already starting to get crazy because I haven't set my game plan and also what will be my center focus today, is it about toys? comics? pop culture trend or celebrities.

I haven;t gathered all details, but I suggest you head over to Asia Pop Comicon Manila's online channels -- https://www.asiapopcomicon.com/manila/and FB page - https://www.facebook.com/apccmanila/  for more info and details.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cabalen Group of Companies Celebrates its 31st Anniversary



Cabalen Group of Companies on their 31st Anniversary brings you the most exciting prizes with their Eat, Repeat, Win and Travel Raffle Promo! A trip to Asia’s dream destinations –Hongkong and Disneyland, Bali, Indonesia and Hanoi, Vietnam – awaits the three (3) lucky winners this year! Plus staycation packages to Bataan, Zambales and Tanay, Rizal will be given away.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Flavors of the World at Sofitel Manila: Featuring French cuisine for July 2017

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Hi everyone, Im back to food blogging, at least for a while, I've been busy lately and it took me longer to stop attending lots of food tasting events and blogging events. Now I finally got a time to write about my previous food adventures here in my blog. Thanks so much for waiting.

Friday, August 11, 2017

I tried the Super 8 Pa-Grocery Hakot Challenge!



Super 8 is celebrating their 11th anniversary! To celebrate, they are giving loyal shoppers the chance to win an 8-minute Pa-Grocery Hakot plus Appliances!



This means that winning shoppers will have 8 minutes to shop and “hakot” all that they can up to P8,000. Kung manalo ka, anong hahakutin mo sa Super 8?

WATCH: Super 8 Anniversary Pa-Grocery Hakot Challenge Vlog



Super 8 Grocery Warehouse invited me to try and experience my own 5-minute Hakot Challenge. My wife was so excited! Nag-meeting pa kami sa bahay to talk about our shopping list and plan to make the most out of two minutes. Here are some of the tips I tried to follow hahaha!

Super 8 Grocery Warehouse Anniversary Shopping Tips


  1. Make a shopping list – having a time limit means you have to know what you’ll get from Super 8 Grocery Warehouse. Sa Super 8, halos lahat ng kailangan sa bahay ay available. From dry goods to stock in the kitchen especially ngayong tag-ulan, hanggang sa mga sabong panglaba!

    List all the things you need and if possible, have extra stock of everyday goods. At Super 8, grocery items are up to 10-15% cheaper than other supermarkets. If you plan to stock up your kitchen, dito na kayo pumunta sa Super 8 para makatipid!
  1. Check the Super 8 Grocery Warehouse Facebook Page – before you go to any store, use the power of social media and check for promos. During Super 8’s Anniversary which is happening today August 11-15, they have a Super Sale on all grocery and appliance items!
How to avail these discounts? Here’s what their FB page says:

  • Look for the yellow price tag
  • Look for the buy 1 take 1 deals on the promo isle
  • Take advantage of P8 peso deals open to all Super 8 Rewards Card Holders
  • Use your Super 8 Rewards Card to earn points. If you don’t have a Super 8 Card yet, you can avail one during this super sale for just P50.00 instead of P100!

  1. Come early – The early bird gets the early worm! Visit the nearest Super 8 branch near you as early as 9AM to get the best deals. Me and my wife like buying all buy 1 take 1 items, promo packs, and Super 8 branded items.
Super 8 Exclusive Promo Packs:
Super 8 Branded Items:

  1. Read the Super 8 Newsletter – look for this when you arrive at Super 8 and read what’s on sale para mas lalo pang makatipid! Kasi nga, sa Super 8 – discounted na, discounted pa! Here’s a photo of my wife reading the newsletter for our next Super 8 Visit:

5. Download the Super 8 Mobile App - with this app, you can be alerted on the latest promos and earn more Super 8 Reward Points! You can check the total points you have directly on your phone. Download it here.
6. Join all the Anniversary promos of Super 8 Grocery Warehouse! – Check your receipt and fill out the raffle stub at the end of your receipt. Go to the customer service for a chance to win Super 8’s Anniversary surprises for all their shoppers.j


Finally, have fun! Sa laki naman talaga ng matitipid mo sa Super 8 Anniversary Sale, talagang matutuwa ka! My family and I are very happy sa napamili namin in just 2-minutes. Imagine, 8 lucky shoppers will have the chance to do the same Grocery Hakot Challenge and not just for 2 but 8 minutes!



I hope some of my readers win and get to experience Super 8 Anniversary too! Thank you and more power to Super 8 Grocery Warehouse J

#DaretoDream is AirAsia's sports initiative to inspire athlete this coming 2017 SEA Games


This August 2017, AirAsia is launching their sports-initiative which aims to motivate and inspire athletes to discover their own potential and make their athletic aspirations a reality.
This campaign is in time for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games or SEA Games 2017 this August 19-30, 2017 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The 3rd Integrated Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit


The 3rd Integrated Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit is happening on August 10-12, 2017 at SMX Aura, Taguig City. An initiative of the DENR - Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), the Expo aims to raise the bar of environmental awareness of consumers and beef up efforts in solving the rising problem of solid waste in Metro Manila and other urban areas in provinces across the country.

NTC EDSA Free WIFI - which area have the fastest internet ?


We've waiting for years to have a fast internet connection, some cities in the country are experimenting on how they can offer FREE internet to the public. In other countries its been happening already for years that they are serving FREE internet in public park and also in some tourist site. I've tested this when I was in HK and I just hope that we can have it too.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse last night -- what happened? I overslept but here's a photo



I was planning to observe and take photos of the partial lunar eclipse last night, but then I guess my body wants me to take a rest and sleep all night. That's the result of sleeping for a few hours last Sunday. Been busy doing some content management and I didn't know that it was 3am already.

Since I overslept and also missed that quick earthquake, I dont have any photos or personal observation of the lunar event from last night and also about the earthquake, I think my body felt it, because I woke up at around 5am sleeping at the bottom of my bed.

Okay, no self produced content from me,  but I like to thank our sky observers for sharing their photos on Twitter.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Coffee culture in Festival Mall Alabang

Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is a destination not only for shopaholics looking for the hottest finds, but also for coffeeholics out to get their caffeine fix amid relaxing conversation with family and friends.

Festival Mall announces to the coffee nation in the South the opening  of three new branches of favorite coffee houses: Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Seattle's Best.

"We want Festival Mall to be not only a place to shop, but also to hang out with friends and relax, which for many of us, involves having coffee. With the opening of these new coffee shops, we can envision the mall as a vibrant hang-out spot," states Rose Nuqui, Vice-President for Marketing, Exhibits and Conventions, and Amusement Centers of Filinvest Alabang. "We look forward to the mall being the place-to-be to not only shop and dine but to really spend time, watch a show, and have a great time with friends or family over coffee."

At the newly opened expansion wing located in front of Asian Hospital and Medical Center is Starbucks. Already the third branch at the mall, the new Starbucks outlet serves up its coffee and tea-based drinks, meals, sandwiches, pastries, and juices in a spacious, airy environment and modern interiors of wood and glass. Coffee lovers can try out Starbuck's cult favorite Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappucino, vanilla-based and layered with marshmallow whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a graham cracker crumble. Meanwhile, the Pop'Zel Coffee Frappucino is a taste of childhood with a coffee base and popcorn and pretzel syrup, and then topped with pretzel and popcorn bits. 

The new Starbucks outlet has also tailor-fit their menu for the busy yuppies working in the area. On offer is their Signature Pairings which feature scrumptious meals paired with a tall featured Iced Tea. Diners can choose amongst the Cold Soba with Chicken Pairing, the Chicken Cannelloni Pairing or the Spinach Lasagna pairing.

Also at the new expansion wing is CBTL, the first outlet in Festival Mall which serves up its famous drinks, including favorites such as the tea lattes, and their Original Ice Blended, sandwiches, salads, pastas, cakes, pastries and breakfast items. Favorites include the Moroccan Mint Tea Latte, the Ultimate Mocha Original Ice Blended drink with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, the Hot Double Chocolate with marshmallows, the Triple Decker Cheesecake, and the Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich. The space is airy and spacious, perfect for hanging up with friends or catching up with reading, either at school or that novel everyone is talking about.

Seattle's Best Coffee makes mallgoers at the  Water Gardens area stop and smell the coffee. Water Gardens is the newest dining cluster at Festival Mall. The second Seattle's Best at the mall, the cozy spot has an outdoor area amid lush greens and the sound of water from the cluster's gardens. SBC offers its limited edition Javakulas.

Coffee lovers can choose amongst refreshing Peanut Buttercup, indulgent Cookie Crunch, chocolaty Java Chip, and delectable Matcha Green Tea. Seattle's Best also offers its classic favorites such as its breakfast sets, pastas, salads, sandwiches, mochas, and teas.

Festival Mall  is a Filinvest Lifemall. It is the center of attraction within Filinvest City and is considered the heart of the city. The Filinvest Mall Group is also ensuring that its upcoming mall developments in other locations such as Il Corso in City de Mare, SRP Cebu, Main Square in Bacoor, Cavite, FORA in Tagaytay among others will constantly resonate the same value of a Filinvest Lifemall. And as its new branding and tagline goes, "It's where the City's heart beats". 

It is a premier development in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.  It is the only mall with five anchor stores: Shopwise Supercenter, SaveMore, Robinsons Department Store, Ace Hardware and Handyman. It has over 700 shops, a total of 3,600 multilevel parking slots, various food outlets, and indoor amusement rides.

Turn Up the Love for OPM Music with Coca-Cola and Coke Studio

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Original Pinoy Music is set to get an invigorating taste as Coke Studio opens in the nation, bringing a fresh experience for the local music industry.

Coke Studio is a music TV demonstrate that empowers collaboration efforts among Filipino artists – uniting diverse music genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indies. Coke Studio is a festival of the rich variety in OPM and the focal unifying role of music among Filipinos.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Digital Walker introduces latest gadget accessories from XPower

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Digital Walker featured last June 2017 the latest gadget accessories for your mobile phone. The new tech brand XPower is now available in all Digital Walker branches, the product specializes in taking care of the battery of your mobile devices and also provide sound through their headphones line up.. Xpower products are mainly for mobile devices that need headphones, power cables, fast chargers, car chargers and power banks.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Puso ni KAP para sa AFP at PNP

On Photo: PAL continues to support the PH troops amid the Marawi crisis by granting special privileges to AFP and PNP personnel. Earlier this month, PAL chairman Dr. Lucio Tan has also personally turned over a P2 million check donation to support the country's soldiers.


PAL Chairman Lucio C. Tan is granting special privileges for the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in recognition of their sacrifices for the country.

Dr. Tan is granting 40 kilos free baggage allowance to AFP and PNP personnel in active service traveling on all PAL domestic routes on official or personal capacity. 

Military personnel are required to present their valid identification card upon check in at the airport. Baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance of 40 kilos shall be assessed the applicable excess baggage rates. 

This grant, which is applicable across all fare brands, shall be valid only for travel until 31 December 2017.

"My heart goes out to our country's heroes and heroines who have sacrificed their lives in the battlefield and to all those who continue fighting to save Marawi and other critical areas. You deserve the country's highest honor,"stressed Chairman Tan.

In addition, a 20% discount on ALL regular domestic fare brands (except budget economy fare brands) is also being provided to all active members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for any type of travel – official or personal. AFP and PNP personnel must present a valid ID card upon ticketing.


On July 25, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte will be honoring fallen soldiers of Marawi in Malacanang Palace with the family members of deceased soldiers as special guests.

PAL is extending two free domestic tickets to Manila for each family attending the said event called "Salamat Magigiting na Mandirigma, Go Negosyo Kapatid from Marawi Financial Assistance to the Families of Fallen Heroes". 

Earlier, the flag carrier donated two million pesos to the AFP for the soldiers who are fighting or have fought in Marawi.  

The Tan Yan Kee Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of the LT Group as well as the PAL foundation are carrying out donation drives and humanitarian cargo grants, respectively, for those affected by the Marawi situation. (End)

Monday, July 17, 2017

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Experience the thrill of Spiderman: Homecoming with OPPO

Get a chance to win movie tickets and watch the latest movie

Manila, Philippines (July 6, 2017) — Catch the web-shooting action of Spiderman: Homecoming with OPPO F3 Black Edition. O-Fans can get a chance to win two (2) movie tickets to watch the much-awaited movie by simply joining OPPO's giveaway contest. Participants will simply visit the OPPO Philippines Facebook fan page to join and follow the simple instructions to earn raffle entries.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. 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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