Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 17, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- The Mayon Volcano has spewing lava earlier as residents are rushed to leave the site of the deadly eruption immediately.

- Due to the ongoing bad weather because of the outgoing Typhoon Luis and an incoming LPA set to become a typhoon in a few days, the Department of Transportation and Communications has suspended six domestic flights from Manila going to Butuan and Surigao and vice versa.

- Renault revealed a concept car that previews their take on the VW XL1 eco-car called the Eolab. It's set for its Paris Motor Show debut in a few weeks.

Renault Eolab
Renault Eolab Concept

- Kazari Uiharu and Ruiko Saten from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun gets the BEACH QUEENS treatment as these figures from Wave will be available this March 2015 starting at 6,200 Japanese Yen.

Beach Queens Kazari Uiharu

Beach Queens Ruiko Saten

- Good Smile Company introduced a new line of figures called figFIX. Unlike the figma figures we know, the figFIX figures are fixed in a specific and well-known pose of each character while the head part make use of the same joint as the figma range. The first figFIX will be Shimakaze from the browser game most Japanese otakes keep blabbering about called Kantai Collection (KanColle). Donned in her half-damaged state, FigFIX Shimakaze is ready for its April 2015 release at its 3,611 JPY pricing before tax.

figFIX Shimakaze -Half-damaged ver-

- Real Racing 3 introduced its Version 2.6 update with a new menu interface, 8-player cross-platform multiplayer, updated race replays, new Racing School events, and the addition of two legendary classics such as the Lamborghini Countach and the Lamborghini Miura.

- Moments after being freed by the authorities, actor Billy Crawford is going to Canada along with his co-hosts from It's Showtime TV show for a concert.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 16, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Gran Turismo 6 released their Update 1.12 featuring the game's biggest track yet that is the Circuito de la Sierra, which is inspired from the roads of Andalucia, Spain, as well as the addition of new cars such as the Toyota FT-1 Graphite, FT-1 VGT, and the much awaited Nissan GT-R NISMO, plus loads of improvements.

- The Mercedes-Benz B-Class MPV has now been facelifted in time for its Paris Motor Show debut!

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

- The Mockingjay Lives! Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 film!


- CHECK THIS OUT: There's this music streaming site that is specialized in Asian hit songs, especially K-Pop, J-Pop, or anime songs. It's called MuzikAzia.

- Malaysian carmaker Perodua revealed their budget compact car that will tackle against the likes of the Mitsubishi Mirage. Enter Axia. The new model is powered by a 1.0L petrol engine which delivers a fuel economy of 21.6km/L (by Malaysia's EU Mode standards) when mated with a manual gearbox. Prices start from around 24,600 to 42,500 Malaysian Ringgit. That's around $8,300 to $14,300.

2015 Perodua Axia

- The Supreme Court issued a stop on the Commision on Audit ruling against the Development Bank of the Philippines' productivity award.

- The Philippine Navy vessels are still scouring on Southern Leyte in the hopes of finding a missing passenger in the MV Maharlika Dos shipwreck.

- Holden's HSV brand unveiled their most powerful ute made by the Australians. Enter the Maloo GTS. The Maloo GTS is powered by the same engine that powers the Camaro ZL1. It's a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine developed a hefty 576HP of power and 546lb-ft of torque.

2015 Holden HSV Maloo GTS

- Austin and Ally's Laura Marano stars as Amy Harridan in the new movie titled A Sort of Homecoming. Here's this clip that sums it up...

- Prince Harry is now 30 years old.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 15, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- The NDRRMC clarified that the three people died were from a sinking ferry, not one of the casualties caused by Typhoon Luis. The ferry sank off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte.

- If voters vote YES for the independence of Scotland, not only it will not be part of Great Britain but it will also means exit from the European Union and NATO.

- Mitsubishi Motors will recall over 830,000 vehicles globally due to problems with engine and brakes.

- Comedian Rowan Atkinson was reportedly crashed during the Goodwood Revival event. Miraculously, he survived...just.

- Meanwhile in Japan, the smart fortwo electricdrive has spawned a special "edition Disney" model with bits themed after Mickey Mouse! It costs 3,990,000 Japanese Yen (around $40,000)

スマート フォーツーエレクトリックドライブ エディションディズニー
smart fortwo electricdrive edition Disney

- The missing Nigerian Air Force Alpha Fighter Jet was found crashed somewhere in the Adamawa State.

- The US Air Force has a change of plans for Europe rotations following the Ukraine Crisis six months ago as their airmen rotating through the European Union should expect a higher op tempo that includes rapid deployments, joint training, and more temporary missions in Eastern Europe.
- The world's top foreign ministers will be meeting up in Paris, France, on Monday for talks about how to put an end to the conflict caused by the ISIS.

- The victory of Sweden's Social Democrats, Stefan Lofven, will lead to form a new government but will not work with the far-right pact.

- I Didn't Do It actress, Olivia Holt, will lend her voice as Spider Man's female alter ego, Spider-Girl, in an upcoming episode of Marvel's Ultimate Spider Man: Web Warriors only on Disney XD. Web Warriors is the subname of the latest season of Ultimate Spider Man as our favorite webslinger accepts his admission to The Avengers and throughout this season, Spider Man will enter the Spider Verse, and he'll team up with his alter egos.

- Check out your first look on the upcoming Adventure Time video game titled Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom. Ready to puncha some bad guy buns in this latest AT game? Who wants to play this game?


Forza Motorsport 5 - 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E at Circuit de Catalunya GP Circuit

Continuing on taking the Spark-Renault SRT_01E to the world's best tracks on Forza Motorsport 5, my long-term experiment with this zero-emission racing machine that is used for the newly-established FIA Formula E Championship is having its shakedown in Spain's Circuit de Catalunya.

The Circuit de Catalunya was located somewhere in Barcelona, Spain. Founded in September 10, 1991, this circuit has been the main setting for the Formula 1 Spanish GP as well as the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix. This track has been certified by ISO 14001 standards for minimise the negative impact on the environment by managing external impact of noise, encourage sustainable mobility, and to favor landscape integration by extending the green areas.


The Spark-Renault SRT_01E has no negative impact on the environment because of its zero emissions but it's showing signs of determination as it hones its nerves of volts to the corners of the Catalunya. I think this machine is all going well but next time, let's go to Germany where the SRT_01E takes on the Nurburgring GP Circuit.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Forza Motorsport 5 - 2014 Renault Spark SRT_01E at Le Mans Bugatti Circuit

Continuing on taking the Spark-Renault SRT_01E to the world's best tracks on Forza Motorsport 5, my long-term experiment with this zero-emission racing machine that is used for the newly-established FIA Formula E Championship is having its shakedown in France. One part of France to be exact: Le Mans Circuit de La Sarthe. Unfortunately, because the XBOX ONE's Game DVR only records up to 5 minutes, using the full circuit is not a good idea so it would be best to take on the short version that is the Bugatti Circuit.

The Bugatti Circuit on the Circuit de la Sarthe is the home base for the famed Pescarolo Sport. It was once hosted a motorcycle version of 24 Hours of Le Mans and in history, it was used for the International Formula 3000 Championship and DTM as well. Named after Ettore Bugatti, the founder of Bugatti, this purpose-built racetrack features the Ford Chicane at the end of the lap, a pit complex, and a Dunlop Tyres bridge on the straight. Number of corners? 11.


Well, looks like there's no issues with the Formula E car in this place right now. Next time, the SRT_01E will take on Catalunya next.

Tropa Mo Ko Nice Di Ba?! - September 13, 2014

On the September 13, 2014 episode of Tropa Mo Ko Nice Di Ba?!

- Street vendor gags

- On this episode's ANINO ABUNDAT, the guest for this segment is none other than...Sen. Mancy Binat!

- GANDUMB and GANDUMBER girls don't know how to scare away a bird!

- Mr. Sabeeh, swabe master from all over the universe, is back to answer your questions!

- Tattooing the PAMINTA 101 way!

-  The GANDUMB and GANDUMBER girls don't know how to sort the laundry!

- It's time for BATTLE OF THE BRAINLESS Celebrity Edition!

- Poke-Pokan Na in SISIDLAN NG BUNGA!

Doctor Who S08E04

Doctor Who S08E04

I wish we had more time to ask questions about today's episode of Doctor Who Series 8, titled Listen, but that's gonna have to wait. While we were busy watching the last minutes of this episode, we've encountered a flashback scene from last year's DW special, with the War Doctor on it. Nevertheless, we do learned one thing; FEAR IS A SUPERPOWER. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there. Man, that feels...

And now, some BTS:

Next episode preview:

FIA Formula E Championship - Beijing

The inaugural match for the first ever FIA Formula E has finally begun in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Even though the spectators literally fell silent on the silent racers because the Spark-Renault SRT_01E machines used for the maiden match are purely electric and you'll hear almost nothing coming out apart from the whooshing sounds and the tire squeals but upon witnessing a last-minute crash between Nick Heidfeld from Venturi Formula-E Team and Nicolas Prost from e.dams, the suspense really builds up to the cliffhanger worth hanging for.

On the opening match, it was Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi who won the opening match followed by Andretti Autosport's Franck Montagny and Virgin Racing's Sam Bird.

A whole new chapter in the motorsport history has finally begun and the FIA Formula E story continues in Putrajaya, Malaysia, this 22nd of November, 2014.


Image: Top Gear

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 13, 2014)

Things we learned today:

- UPDATES ON TYPHOON LUIS: According to PAGASA, the typhoon was estimated at 411km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. Max winds/Gust: 95/120kph. It was forecasted to move West Northwest at 17kph.

- Ace trainers, take note: more Mega Evolutions are unveiled on the upcoming PokeMon OR/AS game for the Nintendo 3DS as Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade gained their mega evolutions.

- Chevrolet issues a stop-sale on 2015MY Corvette C7 Stingray models because of the imminent malfunction with the driver's side airbag. Some had problems with the parking brake cables.

- US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the country of Egypt tomorrow despite the efforts of the government to form a broad coalition to take down ISIS extremists.

- The US Air Force will soon be deploying their combat support airmen under a revised rotation model to help improve the service manage mission and training requirements. The new Air Expeditionary Force construct, due at the start of October 2014, tackles on different methods to deploy more Agile Combat Support airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as they can.

- Did you know: Korean superstar Lee Min Ho's advertising fees in China are now higher than Andy Lau's?

- Yesterday, two F/A 18 Hornets from the US Navy were crashed after a collision while operating at sea. They were operating aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. One pilot was rescued while the search for the missing pilot continues.


Bubble Gang - September 12, 2014

On the September 12, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- The effects of people after watching ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL!

- Elevator gags

- Lala Ytera meets Mr. Assimo!

- The Tolpu Bros. are addressing a complaint from a pregnant mother who's been dumped by her husband in T3 NYO!

Den Tolpu
Berwin Tolpu
Daffy Tolpu
Maritess Carvajal
On the Phone: SPO2 Maangan
Cha Cha Buensa


- Mr. Matapobre investigates an ugly person in the photo!

- Drunk mister's trying his honesty to slip through his misis!

- More wise words from Tata Lino!

- Looks like you went to the wrong doctor!

- One final checkup before the separation...and death!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Let's Do The News! (September 12, 2014)

Things we learned today...

- Typhoon Luis has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and expect heavy rains in Metro Manila by Saturday afternoon due to the hanging habagat. It was last observed 1,050km east of Virac, Catanduanes, and it has maximum winds of 45kph and is forecast to move west northwest 30kph.

Typhoon Luis

- Teen superstars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will guest on an episode of ABS-CBN's hit TV series, Be Careful With My Heart, this Monday.

- Despite the ongoing port congestion, the Department of Trade and Industry told that the prices of canned and processed goods will not be affected especially those noche buena items to be served on the oncoming Christmas.

- According to retired General David Petraeus, US President Obama's plan to liberate against the ISIS extremists in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and this operation should go like clockwork. This will soon put an end to the war for good.

- Part of the ceasefire agreement sealed earlier this month, the government and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged captured prisoners during the Ukraine Crisis.

- French president Francois Hollande will be visiting Iraq as his country is ready to launch imminent airstrikes against ISIS extremists.

- Imagine a scenario when JDM cars are moe girls....Well, there was this. The Japanese automotive news site featured a cleverly unusual mobile game that will hit Japanese iTunes Store and Google Play this Autumn 2014. It's called Syanago Collection and this mobile game lets you enjoy with girls modeled after fully-licensed cars such as the Honda Fit Hybrid, Toyota Passo, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Mazda Axela Sport, Nissan Leaf, and so much more.

- Can't believe it's been 12 years from now since Xenosaga first launched on the Playstation2 since Winter 2002. Should Bandai Namco be doing a remaster on the trilogy? Sadly, the blokes from BNGI have a message to the faithfuls of this classic JRPG. They said that if such release would be profitable but unable to find the right market size that will pay for the development fee needed to create an HD version. Bummer.

- The top animators from Disney and Dreamworks Pictures are working on an independent hand-drawn steampunk cartoon film called Hullabaloo. This will be a crowdsourced project in the making and this is an effort to bring 2D animation back on the table and encourage girls to explore science and adventure.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9-11 (13 years ago)

September 11, 2001.

I was in school at that day, but I'll never forget the images I saw on the news that day.

Terrorists hijacked four jet airliners filled with passengers. They crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third plane hit a wing of the Pentagon, the American military HQ, in Washington D.C., and a fourth airplane crash landed somewhere near Pittsburgh. According to reports, over 3,000 people died. It was a tragic day that engulfed the world.

Even in today's times, the pain and the radical changes since 9/11 are still in our minds today and we are still very unsure what possible consequences will be facing on us if the world keeps on changing.
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