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I’m very sure you open this blog because you’re a Marvel Super Hero fan just like me and you want to know the 7 Things you should know before watching Avengers: End Game, right? or you want to review the movie again after watching? perfect, let’s get started then.

First of all, we would like to thank Jamanz Comics and Toy Con Philippines for Sponsoring the block screening of the Avengers: End Games last night 7:00PM – April 26, 2019 in Cinema 10, SM North Edsa. It was a great event with full of entertainment, games and giveaways. If you’re looking for Marvel Avengers comics, collectibles and rare to find item, please visit www.jamanzcomics.com and for sure they can find what you are looking for. Don’t forget Shazam! we have a review about this super hero last month.

7 Things You Should Know Before Watching Avengers: End Game

  1. Make sure to watch the last movie Avengers: Infinity War because you will easily recall what happened and understand the story. But what really happened in the last movie? basically Thanos managed to collect all six infinity stones onto his Infinity Gauntlet that wiped out half of the population of the entire universe. It is also recommended to watch the other sequel of Avengers from Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and others.
  2. Who got killed or wipe out in the last movie? According to my research online they are the following: Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Stephan Strange, Groot, Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Drax The Destroyer, Mantis, Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, along with Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Loki, Gamora, Vision, Hank Pym (the former Ant-Man), and Janet Van Dyne (the former Wasp).
  3. Who’s alive then? Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Hulk, War Machine, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, and General Okoye of Wakanda, Ant-Man and Captain Marvel.
  4. Where is Ant-Man? Why he survived? if we will review the last sequel of Ant Man vs. the Wasp, you will understand that Ant Man ventured into the Quantum Realm at the time Thanos wiped out half of the entire universe. It is then recommended to watch that as well if you haven’t.
  5. Why Captain Marvel was not around in the Infinity War before? According to my research, Carol or Captain Marvel was in deep space when Thanos invaded the universe to claim all six Infinity Stones. It is also recommended to watch Captain Marvel first before watching Avengers: End Game. Check out the trailer below:
  6. What do you need to prepare before watching the movie? When we go there last night, the movie starts around 8pm and ended past 11pm so it was almost 3 hours. Make sure you go to the restroom and eat well to avoid missing the crucial part of the story.
  7. What else? never ever spoil the movie! There are millions of Avengers fans out there who would love to watch it without knowing what happened.  Please refrain posting spoilers in your social media or else Thanos will demand for your silence (just kidding) 😀 Now you are ready to watch for sure? Check out the Avengers Trailer below:
    If you are a solid die hard fan of Marvel Avengers then I recommend you to check all rare to find collectable items of  Marvel Avengers in www.jamanzcomics.com and look for Sir James. You can also request anything you want from comics, collectables and toys.

    Still can’t move forward? What are your thoughts? Please share to your friends first before going to the cinema later. Let’s discuss below 🙂

Palawan is the last ecological frontier in the Philippines. We’ve been traveling for the last 12 years and so far El Nido was listed in our top 3 destinations to visit. No wonder why it was listed as one of the World’s top beach destination reviewed online.

Check out this video i created for the recommended tourist spot to visit in El Nido, Palawan. Later on, i will post another blog for the complete itinerary and walkthrough experience.Experience all these as low as Php3,600 all-in per pax. Minimum of 2 required. For booking and reservations, please visit my website www.elnidotours.ph

It’s official summer season already here in the Philippines and the weather get’s crazy yesterday. In Dagupan City, the heat index went up to 52 degrees celsius which is in danger level already. It will be then difficult to walk around the City from 10am to 4pm so make sure to always stay in door as possible. If there is no reason to go outside then just stay at home or go the a private resort in Antipolo that is one of the best and affordable.

So, we decided to have the very first family reunion of the Mabana clan (the side of my wife, Jennifer) and the venue is located just near the popular land mark of Antipolo, the Hinulugang Taktak waterfalls. The resort name is Villa Susana’s Event Place and Resort. They offer half day or full day group private resort accommodation.

Check out this video for the complete experience:

For hotels and resorts booking in Antipolo, click the links below and get 10% rebate or Php1,600 travel credit on your first booking:
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Shazam Philippines Now Showing

We had a great experienced tonight watching the special block screening of the DC Comics: Shazam in SM North Edsa Cinema 11 together with some of my staff in Marketlink Web Solutions. It would’t happen without the generosity of Sir James and family, the owner of Jamanz Comics. If you are looking for a great comics collection or finding a rare collectables and comics, simply visit their website www.jamanzcomics.com and they will find it for you at a very affordable price.

Shazam Special Block Screening Philippines SM North

The event was started 7:00 at the SM North Edsa – Cinema 11 together with my team from left to right: Jessie Gonzales (Web Developer), Ricky Tablit (Senior Graphic Artist), Maisa Francia (SEO Specialist), myself, my son Von Artemis and to my wife, Jennifer Dayagdag, the photographer :D.

Shazam Philippines

Anyway, moving back to the main topic:

What are the 12 Facts you need to know before watching Shazam?

Honestly, i don’t have any idea about the DC Comics, Shazam and i just learned all these in this event so let’s get started:

1. Shazam is actually an acronym – Yes, i learned this during the pre-show event game. SHAZAM is actually an acronym for six ancient heroes and each letter empowers with certain attributes, wow!

S – The wisdom of Solomon
– The strength of Hercules
A – The stamina of Atlas
Z – The powers of Zeus
A – The courage of Achilles
– The speed of Mercury

I am familiar with some of the heroes but not all. If we will check and review, Shazam was really powerful like a combination of Superman, Flash and Thor.

2. Many consider Shazam and Superman equal level. I think yes as well in some areas but not all if we will compare both. Shazam i think though is powerful because of his capability in our next facts 🙂

3. He can share his skill to another! that’s really insane, can other Super Hero do that? no no no… Watch it and its really crazy that he can multiply his skills to anyone with good heart 😀

4. I just search this one, Shazam and Wonder Woman destroyed a whole universe while fighting each other. That is something nice to know maybe in the future episode and I am excited to know more about this.

5. Another facts that i just learned upon writing and researching this is that Shazam was not created by DC. Oh no but yes, the original creator of this fun character is Fawcett and DC took him to the courts for copying their popular character ‘Superman’. At the end Fawcett finally decided to give up on Captain Marvel in 1972 after a long legal war.

6. Shazam was a 14-year old teenager. The youngest super hero i think?

7. Shazam can switch up from being teenager to a super hero by just saying a word “Shazam”. Isn’t amazing?

8. The major powers of Shazam are superhuman strength, stamina, speed and courage, Nigh-omnipotent mastery of magic and mysticism, invulnerability and omniscient Telepathy. Though i haven’t seen all these in the movie but something to watch further in the comics or future movie series or continuation.

9. According to another reference, Shazam can see the future. I can’t remember one moment in the movie that he uses this skill though.

10. Shazam has a love story, Danica Williams is dating him.

11. He punched a monster so hard that causes a black Hole. Wow.

12. Billy Banson, the teenager name of Shazam was abandoned by her mom when he was young.

There are many other facts about Shazam that can be found online. I recommend you to watch this because Shazam was a clever but powerful superhero. Checkout the official movie travel below:

If you are interested for the full story of Shazam and not only in cinema, you can avail the comics series in Jamanz Comics website. Everything you need for comics and collectables are available there.

Jamanz Comics | Marvel Rare Collectors' Item Comic Books For Sale Philippines Logo

DC Shazam is now showing in all major cinema today April 4, 2019.

What can you say about this facts? share you thoughts and experiences as well. Thank you.

Gym workout requires dedication, consistency and patience. There are a lot of reasons why we go to gym, some wants to have a healthy leaving, some wants a good posture and body figure and some just want to release their stress from a busy lifestyle in the Metro. It all applies to me personally. Sometimes, it is difficult to workout if you are alone, wouldn’t you want someone by your side who’s encouraging you to push the limit of yourself? That is then one many reasons why couples who train together, stay together. Training together will have positive benefits in your relationship and I guarantee you that.

family workoutHere are the 6 Reasons Couples who Train Together Stay Together:

1. It will make you feel both 5 to 10 years younger

Working out in the gym will improve your strengths and maintain good body figure. As we get old, sometimes we are just focus on things that will help us sustain our daily needs by working hard in our business or corporate world. There are too much stress and workload in the busy metro like raising kids, paying debts, meeting our deadlines, satisfying our financial needs and so much more. We forgot ourself specially our health and body figure.

gym work out familyGoing to gym regularly will let you forget all the stress in life and it will make your body figure better. Do you want to have a good body figure to both of you? do you want to look 5 to 10 years younger? do you want to look that you both are just dating when you first met? Well, go to gym now and it’s not too late yet regardless of your age, aim to look 5 to 10 years younger and you will not regret this decision. You will feel the happiness in life which will be our second reason.

2. Train Together and feel 100% happiness in life

Most of our daily routine is wake up, prepare to work, eat and rest. This is normally the routine of majority until we retire. We are happy with this but its not 100% satisfaction. One thing that makes me and for sure everybody happy is to travel the world which i will discuss in a different blog, 10 Reasons couple who Travel the World Together stay together.  Going to gym on a regular routine as couple will make you happy as you see both progresses. If you see your partner’s body improving so he will look like Brad Pit or she looks like Katriona Gray then that will be 100% satisfaction guaranteed or just seeing yourself when you were young.

It’s not only reaching the body figure goal but the moment you are inside together, spending quality time is precious and memorable. It is then indeed will make you both happy and wealthy at the same time which will be the next reason.

3. Healthy couples is Wealthy couples

This is a very old saying that “Health is Wealth” and i agree on that. During our younger years, we mostly focus our time generating wealth but we sacrifices our health. I am always inspired by this design below about Energy, Time and Money:
Energy, Time and MoneyIt is very true that when we were young, we have a lot of time and energy but we don’t have money. It’s difficult to survive without money and to do that, you need to work hard to sustain your daily needs in life. When we are in our adult stage, we have enough money and energy but we don’t have time to do other things like going to Gym. We always say to ourself that “I am busy, I’ll check if i have time…”. The sad part is when we reach the Old age, we have time, money but we don’t have energy. L’et’s change this all and that is possible. How about, we have Energy, Time and Money? this is what i am actually doing now, don’t let work for money but let money work for you so you have more time and energy.  I will discuss that later on about the way how i balance and maximise the time, money and energy.

Going back to our main topic, healthy couples is wealthy couples. If you both are training inside the gym, you will release all stress and pressure in life. It is a good way to discover more great ideas to improve your business together with your love one. If we are healthy then we can spend more quality time with our family and friends while still making more money. You will be inspired and motivated seeing other couples working out together inside the gym which will be our next reason.

4. Train Together and be inspired/motivated

Most of us prefer to work out inside the house because well it’s cheaper and you don’t need to pay regular gym membership. But wait, we tried this and it didn’t work out, you know the reason? for sure you know the answer, working out inside the house is almost par the same as working out the gym however it’s still different. Here are some reasons:

  • You will get destructed when someone is inside the house, looking for you, background noise, kids, pets and others
  • You are not properly inspired and motivated because you are the only one or just the two of you, if you are inside the gym, everybody are focus on reaching their goal so as for you
  • You don’t have a complete equipment and assistance by coaches.
  • No pressure at all if you work at home because you can stop anytime you want, eat and rest.

Working together as couple or with your kids will boost up family time. It will also build connections to your network and business as you will meet other professionals while inside the gym together. For couples, you will try something new that brings you together which will be our next reason.

5. Experience something new that will bring you together

Working out inside the gym will help you improve more your experience together with your partner as you will experience different group routine like HIIT, Functional Lifting, Yoga, Zumba, Urban Fight Club, Fusion Max and others which majority are offered by Kinexio Max Fit . Photo credit to Kinexio.

This is a WIN-WIN for both of you as you focus on reaching your healthy life style while enjoying at the same time companionship. Going to the Gym is a good place to build more stronger relationship. If you are looking for a good and friendly staff/coaches, please visit Kinexio Max Fit. They are located here in Kingspoint Subd, for more info please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KinesioMaxFit/ or any other gym that is near to you and start to train together and you will stay together forever.

6. Both your Shared Goal will Bring You more Closer

The last and the best way to make your relationship healthy is to have a shared goal or activity. When you workout together as couple, you’re both sharing the goal of getting healthy lifestyle and prioritizing your fitness goal . The experience of being on the same page goal about something will brings you infinitely closer together. That sum up the 6 Reasons Couples Who Train Together Stay Together.

Before ending, i discussed a while back that it is possible to maximise your Time, Energy and Money. Instead of focusing most of your time generating money or wealth, focus most of it in time and energy. Spend quality time with your family and friends, travel all places you can go and let money work for you, don’t work for it. Question is how?

I’ve created my own business model and author of the book “From Branding to ROI” which we used as tagline in my company Marketlink Web Solutions.

With this business model, i can help anyone to start their online business empire and be a traveling CEO of your own. If you have an existing business and needs more sales then i can automate it for you. If you are a starter or don’t have any business yet, then it’s a good time to get started. Our packages starts as low as Php10,000++ or $200 month and you will have a full team working for your business in terms of Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, SEO, Content Writing, A/B Testing, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Video and so much more. You don’t need to hire each one of this to operate your business. You don’t need a huge office space or you can even work at home. What you only need is a brilliant idea a minimal investment and we will help you make it happen from Branding to ROI.

Full website management

Spend more quality time with your family and friends. Go travel as many places as you want to. Work out in the gym to have a healthy life style and improve your body figure and let our team, Marketlink Web Solutions a Google Partner company do the work for you.

Interested to know more about this? please like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brandingtoroi and Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/chrisdayagdag and get a FREE online business consultation with me.

It was an honour the impart my knowledge to the new generation of Information Technology. We most rely nowadays in Social Media, Search Engines, Websites, Mobile Apps and Technology. It all revolves with data that gives vital information and statistics about the user behaviours. This behaviours can be classified as engagements that data scientist and business owners need to conclude for any important decision making that will help them improve and meet their objective. Learning Data Science with Google Analytics is a great achievement to know and very in demand nowadays.

Checkout the complete blog below about my previous talk regarding Data Science using Google Analytics.

Have you ever wonder to visit Maldives which is located in the center of Indian Ocean? Did you know that we have multiple similar Maldives as well here in the Philippines? yes, that is true. One is in Bais, Negros Oriental and another one in Grace Island Resort located in San Jose, Mindoro. So if you have a tight budget going to Maldives, why not go to our own Maldives version right? Going to Maldives will cost you about Php40,000 or even more for one person while going to one of this  local destination can go as low as Php10,000. That’s a huge difference right?

So let’s get started then and will focus in the Maldives of Mindoro – Grace Island Resort. Originally, we don’t have any idea about this place until we saw a promo airfare sale offered by Philippines Airlines bound to San Jose, Mindoro from Clark. The one way ticket was only Php250 just last 2 weeks ago. So after computing for the three of us, it was only around Php3,500 round trip! that was a great deal already versus going there through RORO bus which is also give you similiar expenses plus the travel time of around 24 hours or less while traveling by plane will only take you there for 45 minutes.  Make sure to check for promo from PAL and Cebu Pacific as both offer direct flight to San Jose Mindoro.

How to Book an accommodation in Grace Island Resort?

Grace Island Resort offers different packages depending on your goal and number of person. They have honeymoon package for couple, threesome for a small family or friends or even for a huge group. They have a day tour and overnight packages as well. Check their website at www.grace-island-resort.com to know more about the price rates, photos and other info. Personally, we availed their threesome package since we have our Son with us, Von Artemis! The overnight all in rate cost Php8,000. That includes the airport pickup, boat roundtrip travel, overnight floating cottage accommodation with 2 beds, set of meals for lunch, dinner and breakfast. It also includes free kayak boat, bike, ball activities and others. They also have a mini-zoo within the island and obstacle course for team building activities. Aside from that, they have a play ground for kids so its a child friendly resort.

Make sure to bring your under water camera, aerial drone if available, snorkling and goggles, sunblock and camera.

Overall, our expenses are as follow for three persons:

Airfare from Clark to San Jose – Php3,500 (3 pax for roundtrip)
Grace Island Overnight Accomodation – Php8,000
Jetski water activity – Php500
Optional tip – Php500

Overall: Php12,500 for a perfect holiday 🙂

Do you wanna visit this place or if you have question, please drop your message below.

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Kultura Splash Wave Pool Resort Review – The only wave pool resort in Northern Luzon, is it really worth it? Well, let see and let us know what can you say in this video:

Overall based on my findings, the cost amounting Php280 for adult during weekends is very reasonable. Its not that cheap nor affordable, its just average. I recommend you to try this one specially if you are in Northern Luzon. The splash wave was really cool and most specially the water slides that are similar to Splash island in Laguna and Aqua Planet in Clark. So instead of going to the said places, why not just head here and enjoy?

Did you know that Armenia is the only FREE visa on arrival country we can visit us Filipinos in the European continent? Yes that is true! did you also know that its the only country that you can experience snow and do skiing without any difficult visa to get comparing to South Korea, Japan and China. How is that possible? well give you a quick guide on how we did it as part of our Middle East Europe tour coming from Manila.

See our flight and 1st day tour from Dubai straight to Yerevan, Armenia.

Here are our travel itinerary:

1. Book a cheap flight from Manila to Dubai round trip (since there is no flight directly to Armenia, you need to connwct through Dubai or Mozcow first). We got a great deal from www.cebupacificair.com for only Php2,750 each roundtrip. Isn’t amazing? yes, we got it last year during the New Year sale and the flight was last November 4 to November 14. I will attached here our flight itinerary for all your reference:

Cebu Pacific Promo Manila Dubai

2. Acquire a Tourist Visa before traveling to Dubai, UAE. You can easily get one through any accredited travel and tour operator in Dubai, Airlines or any friends living there. In our case, we just contacted my classmate in UP and he assisted me to get one. It only took us about 2 days to get the e-visa that should be printed before checking in the airport. It will also be shown and stamp in Dubai immigration. The cost of Visa is around 250 aed or about Php5,500.

3. Book quality but cheap accomodation in Dubai. We got a 4-star hotel for only Php2,200 per night called Safron Boutique Hotel. You can book it online through booking.com. We also tried 1-star hotel like Emirates Hotel and Garden Inn for only Php1,200 to Php1,500. If you compare the difference  better go through the 4-star accomodation to enjoy your vacation.

4. Get a good deal flight from Dubai to Armenia through flydubai.com. I checked their website and the cheapest European connection is only Php7,000 roundtrip going to Bulgaria and Netherlands. For Armenia, we got each roundtrip ticket for Php15,000, a bit costly comparing to the other connections. Subscribe to their website and monitor the promotion for Armenia.

5. Pay Visa on arrival in Armenian immigration. The cost of the visa is only 3,000 drum or about Php400 estimate and you can stay there up to 2 months depending kn your itinerary. For us, we mentioned that will only stay for 5 days but they gave us 20 days so it might be their minimum duration i think.

6. Get a local and friendly tour guide with accomodation. Before going to Armenia, i did my research and contacted a local tourist guide so they can pick us in the airport. We got a good deal for only $250 good for 4 days that include the travel and tour, airport pickup and drop-off, welcome drinks and other freebies.

Check out my different blog post for our complete itinerary during our 4 to 5 days visit in Yerevan, Armenia.

Manila to Dubai Day 1 – Complete Walkthrough 🙂

Did you know that we had a great deal from Cebu Pacific? we booked last year for Manila-Dubai-Manila for only Php2,750 round trip? yes! that is true and it was the year end promo last December 28, 2017. The normal plane ticket going to Dubai from Manila is ranging from Php7,500 to Php20,000 per passenger and sometimes it will go up if you plan to fly within the week.

Check out this blog post to learn more on how to get a good deal in airlines, hotels and tour packages.

Time check, its 10 in the morning November 4, 2018. I booked a round trip ticket together with my wifey for only Php5,750 bound to Dubai. Unfortunately, Von Artemis our son will not be with us this time because of his school commitment and we can’t afford to miss his classes for 10 days. So we have to leave him first in the house of my mother in law in Antipolo City before going to the airport.

It was heart-breaking leaving your son for few days as we are normally flying together but no worries, will be bringing him in to our next local and international tour destination. We travelled back to our condo unit in Quezon City to leave the car and get some of our hand-carry laggage.

Preparation going to the airport

Time check: 1:00PM

Our boarding time is 3:45pm in NAIA 3 international airport and we are still in our condo unit. It is true that if you are in hurry and excited about your travel journey then you will get confuse and forget other important things you should bring? just like in our case, we forgot our power bank, bluetooth headset, mouse, brush, makeup for my wifey and snacks. Best practice is to keep these all inside your bag a day before your scheduled travel.

We immediately booked a Grab car to pick us up and the total cost was Php687 pesos. It took us 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the airport. Upon reaching the departure bays, we where shocked because the queue was quite long. This is probably due undas and long weekends as people started to go back on their respective countries or provinces.

We only have an hour to get our boarding pass and luckily we already checked-in online so we don’t need to wait in the airport for 3 hours. We have to pay Php1,650 each for the travel tax. We need to show our passport, tourist visa for UAE and the travel tax payment slip. Since we don’t have any check in luggage, we thought that our hand-carry bag is more than 7KG the allowed per pax but luckily they didn’t check it however they noticed that the diameter and width of my bag seems may not fit in the luggage area inside the plane. The bag is actually small and i just compressed it so we are able to move forward in the immigration counter.

Time check: 3:30PM

It’s boarding time and we are still in the immigration counter as the queue was quite long again. It took us about 30 minutes just to get our turn and clear the immigration officer queue.

We haven’t eaten so we decided to buy something really quick and shocked that it was the last call and we heard both our names in the air! we have to run really fast just like the amazing race series to get in to the pit stop. Luckily we are able to get inside the Cebu Pacific Airbus 330 bound to Dubai.

This will be a 10 hours flight ride and have to be productive while on air. Similar time travel as what i experienced in my Guam to Hawaii travel way back May 2013.

See you all in Dubai and good night.

Dubai International Airport

Inside Dubai Mall

Yehey! successfully landed in Dubai International Airport. Time check: 9:30 Dubai local time, est about 3:30 AM Manila time. Going around the Dubai airport was like a tourist spot already because of the big different with our airport in NAIA and Clark.

The airport was nice, clean, with state of the art facilities. It was considered one of the busiest airport in the world. We have to clear the immigration then start moving forward to our hotel.

There is no Grab in Dubai so i used Uber to bring us in Emirates Hotel that we booked few days ago via Booking.com.

After an hour of rest, we went to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Mall Full View

Dubai Mall Aquarium

(Check out our episode 2 video here.)

End of Day 1 😉