Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Toys R Us pulling out Breaking Bad toys

Toys R Us pulling out Breaking Bad toys

Breaking Bad may have ended long ago but that Heisenberg fever still rages on even with its upcoming spin-off featuring Saul is on the works right now. I can't even believe that the phenomenal TV show that ended last year spawned an array of toys and other merch to keep that Heisenberg spirit alive.

Annoyingly, some mother from Florida complained about a sale of Breaking Bad figures on America's popular toy store Toys R Us, especially the Walter White toy with a detachable sake of cash and a bag of meth. She made a petition that demand Toys R Us to remove all Breaking Bad toys from the store and on their website. She thinks that such toys are a dangerous deviation from family friendly values and as of now, her petition grew to about 8,000 signatures.


Bryan Cranston, the actor who played Walter White in the hit TV series, tweeted this message in response to the Florida mom demanding the removal of Breaking Bad toys from Toys R Us.. There are some adult figure collectors joining in the fray as some guy in California staged a counterattack petition to keep those Breaking Bad toys and as of now, 3,000 signatures were collected.

Gosh...figures from violent TV show, even the ones ended long ago...why would they want to sell it on a toy store full of kids stuff? Isn't that a little too absurd?

Eating at Mizuki Buffet at Tukwila

Earlier, me and my family went to some kind of Japanese buffet that is located somewhere in Tukwila, WA. It feels like that King Buffet we occasionally eat but very different.


It's called Mizuki Buffet and it's located near a movie theater somewhere in Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA.


On Mondays to Thursdays, they're open from 1530 to 2200 hours Pacific time. For the commoner, that's 3:30PM to 10:00PM Pacific time. On Fridays, their closing time is 30 minutes more and on weekends, they're open from 11:00AM to 10:30 PM. That's 1100 to 2230 hours to you.


We've been greeted by this statue of an ancient Japanese shogun donned in red armor.



Look at the way this buffet serves. It's well organized and easy to be distingushed by the customer choosy enough to eat a food of their choosing. There is a catch that when you're getting another meal, you'll have to get a new plate. Sounds different to the one we occasionally eat in Renton, but no matter because this is the first time I've been in this place.


Here is my meal and it looks delicious but  you have to be aware on the sacred rule of eating in the buffet: Eat all you can till your stomach refuses.


Their soda orders do come with a free refill! Sounds good and bottomless too! so it's best to go with that drink of choice but I just went for the Diet Coca-Cola because I'm often binge drinking on those. Sorry...


Me and my family are enjoying the delicious meals served in Mizuki Buffet. If I have an evaluation, I would say I want to eat here again occassionally and I love it more than the King's Buffet in Renton because it's bigger and well-organized. I don't care about the pricing but what matters most is I want to eat here again as I please.

Mizuki Buffet
17950 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188
Website: http://www.mizukibuffet.net/

Let's Do The News! (October 22, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Back at the Hong Kong protests, student leaders said they're not take part in further talks with the government after accusing authorities of failing to make offers to finish those long-term protests that plunged the central.

- South Korea's Defense Ministry says they've pulled down a 43-year-old Christmas Tree that North Korea viewed as a propaganda warfare.

- Most of the government facilities in the Philippines are ready to take action if the Ebola Outbreak strikes through the nation, according to the Department of Health.

- Chinese-Filipino entrepreneur Antonio Tiu told a Senate hearing  that he paid an 11 million Philippine Peso downpayment for the controversial property in the Batangas province, which has ties to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

- According to the World Health Organization, a serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus.

- The United States defence department said they're observing a video that came from ISIS appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters. Some of 27 bundles in question containing small arms, ammunition, and other forms of weaponry. The Pentagon will be checking the truth behind this video...

- The state of Michigan bans Tesla cars to be on their roads as House Bill 5606 or Anti-Tesla bill was signed into law, meaning that all Tesla cars are banned on Michigan roads, even Detroit. Take that, Tesla!

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

- The iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL gets its 6th DLC Catalog, on sale this 28th of October! For this DLC catalog, EX Episode 2 is added with more solo performances with your favorite 765Pro idols. Check out your favorite idol's ULTIMATE APPEAL and while you're at it, you can score more points easily! They're divided into three sets. Set A consists of Haruka Amami, Ami Futami, Mami Futami, Ritsuko Akizuki, and Takane Shijou while Set B consists of Chihaya Kisaragi, Yayoi Takatsuki, Iori Minase, and Hibiki Ganaha and Set C consists of Azusa Miura, Yukiho Hagiwara, Miki Hoshii, and Makoto Kikuchi. Each set costs 1,667 Yen plus tax but if you want them all, the complete set will cost you 4,612 Yen plus tax.

Mirai Kasuga from The iDOLM@STER Million Live mobile game will be making a special appearance in this DLC catalog. Also, there are new outfits rolling out in this catalog such as Stelagard BDU, Wonder Marine Voyage, Windmill Lantana, Schoolgirl Wear, Halloween Tricker, My Baby's Breath, Lakeside Pansy, Monochrome Cowgirl, and Twinkle Sparkle. Last but not least, new songs rolling out such as Fate of the World, またね, キミはメロディ, and 魔法をかけて!

765Shop Catalog Vol. 6

- J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be spawn as a trilogy of films with the first one set for 2016 showing while the final chapter will be spawn into two parts with the first one due in 2018 and the second one in 2020. We can't wait to get to know about the origins of the monsters from the Harry Potter universe.

- Takara Tomy added Scyther and Banette to their Pokemon XY Moncolle lineup and each will cost 330 Yen when they come out later this month.

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY Moncolle Banette

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY Moncolle Scyther

TTFN!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 21, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Strong rains are pouring over the streets of Metro Manila and other neighboring areas on a Tuesday afternoon.

- Senator Nancy Binay condemned the Senate blue ribbon committee for being "one-side" and for giving preference to requests made by admin senators.

- The Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong to avert the earlier ruling dismissing him from his workforce.

- Embattled South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the courtroom to discover whether he faces imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the prosecution call for a minimum 10-year imprisonment against a defence argument for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was convicted of homicide but cleared of murder.

- To celebrate BMW's recent win at the recently concluded 2014 DTM season, they've revealed a special edition M4 DTM Champion Edition painted in DTM colors in tribute to the winning car. Only 23 units will be made and it's quite a coincided because 23 is the number of the M4 DTM racer Marco Wittman drove on.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

- I Didn't Do It actress Olivia Holt won this year's Teen Role Model Award at the 2014 Industry Dance Awards!

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Glalie (オニゴーリ) and Steelix (ハガネール) will get their own Mega Evolutions in the latest announcement from Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 3DS game, due next month. Mega Glalie features a Refrigerate ability to turn Normal-type attacks into Ice-type attacks while Mega Steelix, benefitted from its high offensive and defensive power, has a Sand Force ability so when Sandstorm kicks in, Steelix gets even more stronger and the use of its Iron Tail move will deliver a serious damage to its opposition.

Mega Glalie

Mega Steelix

- Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games delayed the launch of Project CARS, one of the most anticipating racing games for next-gen consoles, to March 2015. The delay was done to position away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while the team behind this game are working for some quality improvements.

Project Cars


- Merlin's Colin Morgan will star in the upcoming AMC TV show, Humans, the American remake of the Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Filipina teen Marlisa Punzalan was crowned the winner on the 6th season of THE X FACTOR AUSTRALIA. That's another Filipino who won on The X Factor from a different country since...that OFW caregiver named Rose Fostanes who won in the Israeli version of the said reality show. That impressed us all.

TTFN!!!

Honda's Odyssey is now 20 years old!

The Honda Odyssey first launched in the 20th of October, 1994, to the Japanese market and sold worldwide a few moments later. During the days of the Japanese economic crisis in the 90's, when the government imposed severe constraints on the vehicle's size and overall concept, the Odyssey is made to be a smaller minivan that was well received in its home market. 2014 marks the Honda Odyssey's 20th birthday and lets check out five generations of Honda Odyssey in honor of its 20th anniversary.

1st generation/RA1-RA5 (1994-1999) - The first generation was more of a taller estate wagon rather than the minivan when it was launched in the 20th of October, 1994, and it was offered with either a 2.2L or a 2.3L VTEC engine while mated with a 4-speed gearbox. In October 1997, the Prestige version was offered and it's powered by a 3.0L V6 engine developing a measly 200HP of power.

1st-generation Odyssey (1994-1999)

2nd generation/RA6-RA9 (1999-2003) - Right before the rise of Y2K, the Honda Odyssey has been regenerated for its 2nd generation and for this generation, this is nothing more of an updated version of the first on but it's 85mm longer and 10mm wider than the previous model. The engine choices were a 2.3L 4-cylinder engine and the 3.0L V6 engine now producing 210HP of power output. Available transmission types were either a 4-speed or a 5-speed AT. There's even a flagship Absolute model introduced as well,

2nd-generation Odyssey (1999-2003)

3rd-generation (2003-2008)/RB1-RB2 - The 3rd generation Odyssey is now more sleeker and more dynamic than the last model. Introduced in autumn 2003, it was the first time this generation features cruise control. The V6 engine was thrown away and it's offered only with a 2.4L engine where in the Absolute model produces 200PS of power. Aside from the 5-speed automatic available for 4WD models, it was the first time this generation is equipped with the CVT gearbox for fuel efficiency purposes.

3rd-generation Odyssey (2003-2008)

4th-generation/RB3-RB4 (2008-2013) - While essentially an improved version of the last model, the fourth-generation Odyssey is all about being a stylish family mover in all the right places. Although the CVT is now the only gearbox available, the 4th generation Odyssey is powered by a K24A (four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC) engine that produces a power output of 127kW(173PS)/6,000rpm, torque output of 222Nm(22.6kg-m)/4,300rpm, and fuel economy of 13.2km/L based on Japan's 10-15 Mode Scale. The Odyssey Absolute uses the same K24A engine but produces a power output of 151kW(206PS)/7,000rpm, torque output of 232Nm(23.7kg-m)/4,300rpm, and fuel economy of 11.4km/L. Most FF models come with a CVT while 4WD models come with a 5-speed Automatic Transmission. Both the Odyssey Absolute and the Odyssey Absolute 4WD come with a flappy-paddle 5-speed AT as well.

4th-generation Odyssey (2008-2013)
5th-generation/RC1-RC2 (2013-onwards) - Launched last year, the fifth-generation Odyssey has now been transformed from once a target against the Wish and Premacy into a flagship minivan which targets against the Nissan Elgrand and the Toyota Alphard. Even though it's bigger than the predecessors, the new model is the first ever Odyssey to feature dual-sliding doors. It features a brand new 2.4L i-VTEC engine made under the EARTH DREAMS TECHNOLOGY banner and for the Absolute model, which is the top-of-the-line model for the new Odyssey, it promises class-leading fuel economy of 14.0km/L in JC08 Mode standards.

5th-generation Odyssey (2013-present)

In celebration of the Honda Odyssey's 20th anniversary, they've launched a special edition model based on the flagship Absolute model. For the special edition model, it features Berlina Black-colored opening front grille, fog light ring, black chrome rear emblem, 20th anniversary emblems on the sides, special 17-inch aluminum wheels, special color combination sheet on the insides (prime x smooth fabric), and a special violet-colored lighting meter.

Honda Odyssey Absolute 20th Anniversary

The special edition model starts at 3,356,400 Japanese Yen (around $34,000).

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 2014-2015 Seattle International Auto Show

A few days ago, we went to the CenturyLink Field Event Center to take part at the annual Seattle International Auto Show to check out a whole array of new and exciting models on display for the Washingtonian motoring public. For me, I spent the whole time taking pics on the best cars displayed on the show just for the fun of it.

For the rest of the pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.727907717302829.1073741977.119605654799708&type=1&l=4704411c5d



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My video highlights:

Goin Bulilit - October 19, 2014

On the October 19, 2014 episode of Goin Bulilit...

- Bulilits playing through the walls...

- Ferry gags

- Goin Bulilit MV of Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso

- Legal questions answered in IKAW AT ANG BUTAS with Atty. Butas Mauricio!



- Pilosopo Tasyo and Syota has some tips on how to find out if your kid is not going to school and went to somewhere else...

- Ang Anchor jokes


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nonito Donaire lost to fight against Nicholas Walters

Nonito Donaire

Nonito Donaire, one of the Philippines' boxing superstars was knocked out by his opponent Nicholas Walters after six rounds on a boxing match held at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Donaire did well on the first two rounds but the uppercut Walters unleashed made the Fil-Am boxer kiss the ground to utter defeat.


Image: Boxing News

Doctor Who S08E09

Doctor Who S08E09

We got the chance to see a toughened-up Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) on this episode where Clara takes The Doctor's place to investigate a mysterious menace hidden beneath the walls. She took his role temporarily because The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is stuck in the TARDIS' shrinking dimension, that's why they're going to investigate the cause of this.

Still, we got to enjoy the tiny TARDIS in this episode. Seems to us that we do have a TARDIS toy in our collection somewhere. We also learned that the TARDIS has an emergency feature called Siege Mode. Siege Mode renders the TARDIS into a small cube when the power was cut off. It was very desperate but good thing, all the energy from those dimensional enemies, which The Doctor calls them The Boneless, got the TARDIS alive and kicking.

BTS from this episode:



NEXT EPISODE PREVIEW:

Forza Horizon 2: Good To Be Bad

ftype

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is one of the most highly anticipated cars of 2014 and it's definitely one of the must-haves if we got the cash to roll in one of these. The top-of-the-line model, the F-Type R Coupe has the same supercharged 5.0L V8 engine from the XKR-S and it's a growler to drive on the city streets and on the open roads. We really wish we want one of those but thanks to the Mobil 1 Car Pack on Forza Horizon 2, we now have the chance to drive Jaguar's latest sportscar that puts the XKR-S to shame and I shall now demonstrate by driving the F-Type R Coupe on its special monthly events made specifically for this car and it takes place somewhere in Nice.



ftype_1

So, the F-Type Coupe. What's my experience upon driving one in Forza Horizon 2? For me, not only I felt happy upon driving it but I've never felt so alive to be behind the wheel of Jaguar's latest sportscar famed for its "Good To Be Bad" tagline. I mean come on, you saw one in the ads a few months ago, right? Anyway, the F-Type R Coupe is definitely one of the most enjoyable cars I can drive on Forza Horizon 2 and judging by that snarling noise from its supercharged V8 engine, it sounds oh so sinister indeed. I could just spend all day listening to that noise from its Active Sport Exhaust. It never gets old so easily.

ftype_2

So, what about handling? Well, because this is a V8-powered growler, the F-Type R Coupe is too dynamic and even a slight mistake can cost you so you need to be more focused while handling the F-Type because of its massive torque that causes too much wheelspin at the start if you don't get the launch right. You need to work on your timing to get this car off smoothly but getting off is utter irrelevance because the dynamic character is not suitable for a novice. If you're brave enough to master the F-Type R Coupe, this shouldn't be a problem and when you're not racing, you can pull some amazing tricks on the open space like for example, the Aerodrome.

ftype_3

In my evaluation, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a British sports car worth enjoyable to drive on Forza Horizon 2 when it comes to its snarl, its power, its performance, and the way this car enjoys in the Horizon Festival. With this car, you know that it feels "Good to be Bad" in Forza Horizon 2 and when other people noticed your ride, even at Car Meets, they'll know that you are more of a bad guy in the Southern European landscape. I really love to drive this Jaguar more than I can ever have in this game.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Take the Polidont Challenge"

On the October 17, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Counseling gags

- Mr. Assimo meets the car dealer.



- The Tolpu Bros. are addressing a complaint about a litterbug neighbor in T3 NYO.






- Lala Ytera still messing up with the gals

- Bubble Gang Flashback Friday!

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, Kapit na, bagong isyu na naman, May seksing babae sa tambayan, Laman siya ng lahat ang...CHISMISAN?!

- Bubble Gang does Polident Dental Adhesives by spoofing this commercial as POLIDONT! Take the Polidont Challenge.



- Mr. Matapobre says "Walang Mayamang Salbahe".

- Don Cantoni has some serious issues with the gardener...

- Brod Pete and his pals are answering life's biggest questions in ANG BAGONG DATING DOON INTERNATIONAL!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Gear USA: Weekend Race Cars

The boys of Top Gear USA are finding out which of the cars they've bought can be a potential weekend race car and the winner gets the chance to drive a Bowler in the Scottish highlands. Tanner opted a Mazda NB MX-5 Miata (known to Japanese as the Roadster) while Rut goes for the Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon and Adam opts for the classic Beetle.



Let's cut things short about what just happened in this episode; Tanner won the first challenge where they have to drive through a track one-handed, Adam won the second challenge where they have to drive a muddy straight, Rut won the third challenge takes place on an off-road track with high elevations, and in the final challenge involving a downhill soapbox derby, Tanner wins and he's the man to drive the Bowler EXR-S on the Scottish highlands.



On the Scottish highlands, Tanner and the Bowler are taking on a dirtbike to prove who's superior and it's a one-sided race. It was really a one-sided one and Tanner and the EXR-S made a close call win against a dirt bike. Only just!!!
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