Saturday, October 8, 2011

Only in the Philippines - When DPWH men takes on the world

DPWHERE?

On the lighter side, there was a group of Photoshopped photos that has three DPWH officials on it, which was sourced from a photo where they were investigating the damage on Roxas Blvd because of the typhoon.

So far, the photoshopped photos containing three DPWH officials became a hit on forums, Facebook, blogs, and others! It doesn't matter where are these three DPWH are; good, bad, ugly, historical, beautiful, wacky, hilarious, pulse-pounding, doesn't matter where are these three went.

Like for instance, those three DPWH officials became part of Philippine history, World Wars, sports, Hollywood movies, Philippine TV dramas, video games, anime, famous paintings, cover albums, music videos, and others. These photoshopped photos under the banner "DPWHERE" became a viral sensation! You wouldn't believe how good these three meets up with "pop culture".

Check out the gallery of the adventures of DPWH members:

GO DO

2011 Ford Explorer


The all-new, fifth-generation, Ford Explorer has finally arrived in the Philippines and yes, we're the 2nd Asian country, to get this model aside from Japan.

So what's new on the all new 2011 Explorer? A lot. This new model is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 290HP of power and it comes with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission. On the inside, it has an LCD touchscreen loaded with MyFord Touch, a first in the Philippines, and Ford Sync.

The new Explorer has Terrain Management System that allows the driver to switch through multiple modes depending on which terrain this car is.

GOOD SMILE COMPANY x KAMUI KOBAYASHI COLLABORATION

Just before the F1 Japan Grand Prix kicks off this Sunday at the Suzuka Circuit, Kamui Kobayashi (小林可夢偉), a Japanese F1 driver who represents Sauber-Ferrari, and famous for its tagline "The King of Overtaking" chose Good Smile Company to become his official partner and yes, Kamui Kobayashi spawned his very own Nendoroid and figma of his own!

Kamui Kobayashi Nendoroid

Kamui Kobayashi figma

Made possible by Good Smile Company, the Kamui Kobayashi Nendoroid (available this February) and the Kamui Kobayashi figma (available this March) are the biggest treats for those who are a big fan of this Japanese F1 driver who is skilled at overtaking.

Might be a little late for that but I'm sure car enthusiasts are readying their bank checks to pre-order such a cool treat.

I'm sure everyone will start complaining that how did a Japanese F1 driver spawned a Nendo and figma of his own. Coincidence? Nah, that's for supporting Kamui Kobayashi himself.

The RX-8's One Last Cry - RX-8 SPIRIT R

2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R


2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R interior

After been there for about eight years since its debut on April 2003 as a 2004, production of the Mazda RX-8 has coming to an end this Summer. That announcement got a lump on my throat and I even have a final chance to say farewell.

This is the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R, the final special edition to commemorate the end of Mazda's iconic rotary-engine powered sportscar. Only 1000 units to be produced and its available only on its home market, Japan. Guess it's time to shed some tears!

PRESS RELEASE:
Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R Coming to Japan in November 2011

- Mazda RX-8 production to end summer 2012; rotary engine development will continue -
HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R, a special edition version of its four-door, four-seat rotary engine sports car. The RX-8 SPIRIT R will go on sale from November 24, 2011 at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. Mazda RX-8 production will end in June 2012 and SPIRIT R will be the final special edition model. Mazda expects to sell 1,000 units.

Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R (with six-speed manual transmission)

The RX-8 SPIRIT R is based on the RX-8 Type RS (with six-speed manual transmission) and Type E (with six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission). It is named after the final limited edition Mazda RX-7, and this pedigree is reflected in stylish features that include exclusive seat design and colored alloy wheels. Additionally, Mazda's curtain and front side SRS airbag system, which is available as a factory-installed option on the base models, will be offered as standard equipment. Following the launch, the Mazda RX-8 lineup will consist of the SPIRIT R and the Type G (with six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission) model grades only.

Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda's Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, said, "Mazda's iconic rotary engine recorded its famous victory in the Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race 20 years ago. Throughout 2011, we have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of that victory by demonstrating the winning 787B racecar at Le Mans' Circuit de La Sarthe and various other events around the world. At each one, the screaming rotary engine and the sight of the 787B have enthralled everyone from young children to race fans who witnessed its victory in 1991. These events have been a powerful reminder of the widespread passion for the rotary engine. Although RX-8 production is ending, the rotary engine will always represent the spirit of Mazda and Mazda remains committed to its ongoing development."

Main features of the limited Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R series

Base models
RX-8 Type RS (with six-speed manual transmission) and RX-8 Type E (with six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission)

Special equipment

For both manual and automatic transmission models
* Exclusive SPIRIT R badge
* Front headlights, front fog lights and rear combination lights (with black bezels)
* Front and rear brake calipers (red)
* Transmission tunnel trim (piano-black)
* Curtain and front side SRS airbag system

Exclusive to the manual transmission model
* Specially-made SPIRIT R bucket seats from RECARO
* 225/40R19 89W tires and 19-inch alloy wheels (bronze)

Exclusive to the automatic transmission model
* Leather seats (black with red stitching)
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel (black with red stitching)
* Parking brake lever (with red stitching)
* Center console box front seat armrest and rear console box lid covered with synthetic leather (with red stitching)
* Sports suspension, larger brakes
* 225/45R18 91W tires and 18-inch alloy wheels (gun metallic)

Exterior body colors
* Aluminum Metallic
* Sparkling Black Mica
* Crystal White Pearl Mica

"MORNING, SIR!"

What just happened on the October 7, 2011 episode of Bubble Gang?

- Deserted island gags

- Here we are again, finally. Another Balitang News is here!

Balitang News

- Hidden identities are coming to jail!

- Mr. Assimo at the photo studio...

- Cheche and Bureche are crossing down the street, a very dangerous street

Cheche Bureche

- Morning, sir! Bubble Gang does the McDonald's McCafe "Secret Admirer" commercial by spoofing it as WcDonald's WcCafe! Love Ko 'To! W

Bubble Gang does McDonald's!

- Mr. Assimo reminds about the garbage...

- Your favorite Bubble Gang Pick-Up Liners; Push Back (Boy2 Quizon), Dahon (Antonio Aquitania), and Boy Pick Up (Ogie Alcasid) are rocking your world! Katahimikan! GO!

Push Back

Dahon

Boy Pick Up

1) Araw ka ba? Dahil sa yo umiikot ang mundo ko!

2) Relo ka ba? Kasi lagi ako napapatingin ako sa'yo!

3) Okay lang masubsob ako. Basta sakto sa labi mo!

4) Buhay ko, sakto lang. Walang labis, ikaw lang ang kulang.

5) Anong height mo? Nagtataka kasi ako papano nagkasya sa puso ko.

6) Napaginipan kita kagabi! Galit ka?

7) Dilim ka ba? Kasi ikaw lang nakikita ko!

8) Sa tingin ko, may gusto ka sa akin! Kasi, natutulog si Junjun!

- The Bubble Gang Talking Twin Babies are armed to the teeth!

The shooting baby

- Mr. Assimo is falling in line for an ATM...

- A magician meets the holdapper!

- Iyotube with the Moymoy Palaboy duo and Diego!

- Jacky Woo as James Wang solves the case of how did the ladies gotten an affair with other men, by any means of under...

- Love is wrapped...in bandages, similarities, and fate.

SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK - ANG PAGTATAPOS!

We interrupt your moment with some breaking news courtesy of BANANA SPLIT's ANG TV PATROL!

Congressman Winston Castello lifts the Anti-Planking Law! Why? Because, one politician asks that if the Anti-Planking Law continues, this Congressman will get spanked on his back!

Planking!

Everybody planks...

And for Windy Valdez's weather report: Make a wish whatever you want! Who knows, it will get true!

Windy Valdez shows off...

Guess we'll keep that as a souvenir but anyway, the quote for the day is: Sa hinahaba man daw a prosisyon, mas mahaba pa rin ang parada ng Metro Manila Film Festival!

Ryan Bang and some Korean girl

Ryan Bang's here again for KOREPINO! So, the Korean word for Fat or Mataba is Tungtungan but yes, tungtungan is what you placed something from the top. Okay, so what's the Korean word for Let's Go or Tara Na? The Korean word for Tara Na is Kaja (Kadya) but it sounds like what we said on those who are parking their cars.

And now for the ending of "ONCE HAPON A TIME PRESENTS SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK", Gabriel shot Dolores, Aling Maring shot Gabriel, and David shot Aling Maring! Everyone died! THE END! Talk about suspense to the very end...

SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK ENDING!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Songs played on the August 13 episode of Banana Split Extra Scoop?


Question from girlnextdoor:

"alam nyo ba mga title ng opening nila nong aug13 japanese songs help me plzzz"

Hi there! To answer this question, let me put this in chronological order. First, the song was Chichi wo Motomete, which was the closing theme from the classic super robot anime, Voltes V. Then, the theme song of Voltes V. Later, the other song played next was Tokyo Drift from Teriyaki Boyz (as heard from The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift). After that, the next song played is titled Sweet Soul Revue by The Pizzicato Five. The last song they played on the August 13 opening of Banana Split Extra Scoop? Sorry but I don't know that title...

IBANG-IBA ANG BABAENG KARPINTERO!

Female carpenter


Nowadays, it is redundant to see most carpenters are males. Here in Banana Split's IBANG-IBA SI EBA segment, John Prats examines that what if women takes on carpentry. Heh, never seen a female carpenter? Here in Banana Split, there is!

WE INTERRUPT YOUR CRYING FOR SOME BREAKING NEWS FROM ANG TV PATROL!

After continuous labor strikes from PAL employees, Philippine Airlines resume operations. We know, there was a huge backlog but one PAL spokesperson explains it all...

PAL spokesperson (Badji Mortiz)

PKS? What's PKS? Passengers Kandong System? Geez, I should better kandong next to my neighbor...

Okay, now for Windy Valdez's weather report: It's raining tomorrow, that's it.

Quote for the day: Two heads are better are one pero weird siya.

Now on SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK: To pay for Aling Maring's damages on Gabriel's antique, Aling Maring decided to marry Gabriel. Will Gabriel accept it? Find out soon!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autech's Killer Elite

Nissan's Customize Car brand, Autech Japan, has just unleashed their KILLER ELITE. That's right, the Autech Rider Black Line has arrived and the Nissan Elgrand, Serena, Cube, and Note will never be the same again.

Autech Rider Black Line Series



The Autech Rider Black Line Series offers the dark side of the Autech Rider series such as a dark chrome front grille, dark chrome bumper grille, dark emblem, xenon headlamps, and sport mufflers. The Serena Rider Black Line, Cube Rider Black Line, and Note Rider Black Line will be available this October 19 while the Elgrand Rider Black Line will come this November.

Nissan Elgrand Rider High Performance Spec

Nissan Serena Rider Performance Spec

If that wasn't enough, Autech Japan unveiled the Nissan Elgrand Rider High Performance Spec and the Nissan Serena Rider Performance Spec. Available this October 19, the Serena Rider Performance Spec provides Body Tune, improved suspension, 17-inch rims, and Yokohama Advan Sport tires. The Elgrand Rider High Performance Spec will have a power output of 300PS and it will be available this November 2011.


Mitsubishi Delica D:3 (BM20)

2012 Mitsubishi Delica D:3


The partnership between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan goes even further with the introduction of the Mitsubishi Delica D:3, the NV200 Vanette-based addition of the Mitsubishi Delica lineup which consists of the original Mitsubishi Delica D:5 and the Suzuki Solio-based Mitsubishi Delica D:2.


2012 Mitsubishi Delica D:3


It has the same boxy design you've expect from the Nissan NV200 Vanette but on the front, the Mitsubishi Delica D:3 features a different front grille but it does look more similar to the outdated Oliver Boulay-designed pizza grille used in the past Mitsubishi models.


2012 Mitsubishi Delica D:3 interior


On the interior, there is nothing too special about the Mitsubishi Delica D:3. This low-cost Mitsubishi MPV can accommodate up to seven passengers and it offers wide array of seating arrangements that fits your lifestyle. The Delica D:3 features some jersey-style two-tone seats but unfortunately, this is the only interior color available.

The Mitsubishi Delica D:3 uses Nissan's HR16DE engine that delivers 80kW(109PS)/6,000rpm of power, 152Nm(15.5kg-m)/4,400rpm of torque, and 13.2 of fuel economy, thanks to its 4-speed AT mounted on the inside for easy driving.

Available in five exterior colors such as Cool Silver Metallic, Super Black, Bluish Green Metallic, Rose Red Pearl, and White Pearl.

My Comment:
The Mitsubishi Delica D:3 shows that the partnership between Mitsubishi and Nissan goes even further but as for my personal preferences, the Mitsubishi Delica D:3 is not as practical as the Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van. Not an ideal van for me to drive but what makes it up is for small business owners. You know what, it does made me confused.

Photo: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

New Chrysler 300 SRT8

The all new Chrysler 300 SRT8 is the next best thing to earn your respect to your Mafia family. Besides, not only your Mafia family will earn your respect, but your rival gangsters will be the envy of you, wishing them to get their very own Chrysler 300 SRT8, the ultimate 300 courtesy of Chrysler Group's Street & Racing Technology.


2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8


The new 300 SRT8's exterior design provides a muscular stance to earn respect to the crowd. From its unique front lamps, grille, front bumpers, 20-Inch x 9.0-Inch Aluminum SRT® Design Wheels, and a unique SRT8 badge to the back, we're sure to know that the well-sculpted exterior really matches up to its Mafia looks. The Godfather will surely be choked to death when he saw your ride parking near his penthouse.


2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 interior


Respect is everything courtesy of the Chrysler 300 SRT8's interior. At its first glance, it looks similar to the regular Chrysler 300 but because this is an SRT8 version, you should expect seeing a host of respectful interior features such as carbon fiber paneling, unique SRT steering wheel, heated and ventilated Sport Leather Bucket Seats, Power Front Driver and Passenger Seats, Driver / Passenger Power 4-Way Lumbar Adjust, and Rear 60 / 40 Folding Seat. In the middle of the instrumental panel comes the 8.4-inch Electronic Vehicle Information Center which provides real-time information on the 300 SRT8. It also provides telemetry and data such as 0-60 mph times, eighth- and quarter-mile times, 60-0 mph braking distances and lateral acceleration figures. That was also applicable to the Uconnect Touch™ 8.4N CD/DVD/MP3/NAV as well.


2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8


Does the new Chrysler 300 SRT8 have a respectful performance courtesy of Street & Racing Technology? Let's find out once and for all. The new 6.4L HEMI V8 on the 300 SRT8 makes 465 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. To provide EPA est. MPG of 16 city/25 hwy, a Fuel Saver Technology was added to provide Variable Cylinder Management, providing this V8 engine to run on fours. The flappy paddle 5-speed semi automatic gearbox sounds convincing but not too exciting because five gears aren't enough for the SRT fan to bring out more "Fear Factor" on racetracks across the USA such as Laguna Seca, Road America, Road Atlanta, and Sebring. To tackle most of America's toughest tracks, the adaptive Bilstein suspension with two driver-selectable modes tackle America's toughest jobs. Set it to Auto mode and it provides more comfort on normal roads and if you set it to Sport mode and it provides sharper handling. For stopping power, the 300 SRT8 is armed with four-piston Brembo calipers for a stronger braking at various turns.

Safety is just a low-profile for the hardcore enthusiasts and the 300 SRT8 has some of its safety features to offer such as Rain-Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes, and 3-Mode Electronic Stability Control. The optional SafetyTec provides more safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Sport and Cross Path Detection, Exterior Mirrors with Supplemental Signals, Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps, Forward Collision Warning, and Rear Fog Lamps. Experienced owners shouldn't rely on these when they're on the racetrack but newcomers should feel free to use these until they are ready to go on the EXTREME difficulty.

First time owners of the new 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 are feel free to participate in the SRT Track Experience, where a team of experts show the fundamentals on driving SRT vehicles. To register, go to http://drivesrt.com/srt-track-experience/

The new Chrysler 300 SRT8 offers six color variations such as Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Gloss Black, Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl, and Tungsten Metallic Clear Coat.

My Comment:
Respect is everything for the all new Chrysler 300 SRT8 because of the aggressive features that brings respect to the driver. Your Mafia family will be very impressed to see how good is the new 300 SRT8 but the flappy-paddle 5-speed semi-automatic gearbox is not as exciting as the other super saloons. Yeah, right.

Photo: Chrysler Group, LLC.

The whole world bids farewell to Steve Jobs

Obituary to Steve Jobs


Apple's gain is also Apple's loss. The company recently launched the iPhone 4S served as a (so-called) gain but the death of Steve Jobs served as Apple's biggest loss.

Steve Jobs was one of the forefathers of Apple, Inc., who was one of the legendary faces who've revolutionized the Apple brand forever. He died from cancer at the age of 56.

The statement from Apple Inc said that it had lost a visionary and creative genius. In fact, we will never forget Steve Jobs as a legendary genius that helped Apple created the most memorable items such as the Apple I from 1976, Apple II from 1977, Apple Lisa from 1983, Macintosh from 1984, NeXT Computer from 1989, iMac from 1998, iPod series from 2001, iTunes Store from 2003, iPhone from 2007, and iPad from 2010.

A few months ago, Steve Jobs resigned from being Apple's head and his position was passed to Tim Cook. It is said that he had an indefinite medical leave in January without reasons.

It has been an honor to have Steve Jobs because Apple Inc wouldn't gotten this big if it weren't from him. Thank You Mr. Steve Jobs for everything to help Apple stand up against the competition no matter how bad today's economy is. The global community would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the death of Mr. Steve Jobs.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Ayala Group gears up Volkswagen's return to the PHL

2012 Volkswagen Beetle


There are so many rumors about who will take place on returning Volkswagen to the Philippines and it is confirmed that Volkswagen will return to the Philippines thanks to the Philippines' largest conglomerate, the Ayala Group.

For those who haven't know, the Ayala Group is one of the Philippines' largest conglomerates since San Miguel Corporation and the Lopez Group of Companies (now Lopez Holdings Corporation). The Ayala Group takes responsibilities on companies such as Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Globe Telecom, Manila Water, Honda Cars Makati, Isuzu Auto Dealership, and Ayala Foundation.

No specific information was released but the brand is busy recruiting key individuals all over the Philippines and some say, they will be bringing VW models such as the Golf, Scirocco, Tiguan, Touareg, and the 21st Century Beetle.

MINI Coupe

When the MINI line-up consists of a 3-door original, a 2+1 door Clubman, a 4-seater MINI Cabrio, and a 5-door SUV called the MINI Countryman, it seems that a new member of the MINI family has arrived and yes, it's a two-door, two-seater sports car called the MINI Coupe.


2012 MINI Coupe


This model was inspired from the 2009 Mini Coupe Concept as seen from the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and why did MINI wanted to spawn a two-door sports car model was a complete mystery. As a sports car, the MINI Coupe ditches its hatchback look and gains some attractive side profile to make it more of a coupe rather than being a MINI. Compare this side view to some female swimmer who wears a Speedo and the results are inevitable. Because it is an FF car, the MINI Coupe finds a fist fight against the Scion tC.


2012 MINI Coupe interior


How should you ask about getting inside the MINI Coupe? It's quite simple really. This MINI Coupe allows seating for two adults and opening the back of the MINI Coupe is just like opening the back of the Scion tC and the Nissan Fairlady Z but with such luggage space, it is applicable for only three suitcases and a purse, whatever you want to put it on the back.

Now onto the performance side, well, the new MINI offers three kinds such as the Mini Cooper Coupe, the Mini Cooper S Coupe, and the Mini Cooper SD Coupe. The entry-level Mini Cooper Coupe is powered with the 1.6L Four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group's VALVETRONIC technology. It gets about 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm of power, 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm of torque, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9 seconds, 204 km/h (127 mph) of top speed, 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres (52.3 mpg imp) of fuel consumption, and 127 g/km of CO2 emissions. the hardcore Mini Cooper S Coupe uses an improved version of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 135 kW/184 hp at 5,500 rpm of power, 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at 1,600-5,000 rpm of torque, 0-100kmh in 6.9 seconds, 230 km/h (143 mph) of top speed, and 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres (48.7 mpg imp) of fuel consumption. The Mini Cooper SD Coupe uses the 2.0L Four-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common-rail injection and variable turbine geometry, resulting to greater fuel economy of 4.3 litres per 100 kilometres (65.7 mpg imp) and the lowest CO2 emission of 114 g/km.

Most MINI Coupe variants are great on handling thanks to its weight and its tuned suspension and it gets better for the eco-car fans, the MINIMALISM environmental technology offers MINI's Micro Hybrid Technology such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop+, Shift Point Display+, Electric Power Steering, and ancillary components to make it more fuel efficient. It is mated with either a 6-speed manual or a flappy-paddle 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with Steptronic function. There is a Sport Button placed on the MINI Coupe and if you pressed that, it delivers a much sharper handling and cornering, which is essential to technical courses such as the Nurburgring and Fuji Speedway. Do you think it is highly essential to tackle tough mountain passes such as Iroha-zaka, Shomaru, Tsukuba, or Akagi? It maybe an FF car with a Sport Button but it takes practice to tenderize the technical turns.

There are a lot of other features on the MINI Coupe as well such as the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), ABS, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist. The DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) are considered optional but one MINI Coupe considers these features standard is the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe.


2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe


The Mini John Cooper Works Coupe is the hardcore addition to the Mini John Cooper Works range, the MINI family with powerful upgrades courtesy of BMW M Power. The new Mini John Cooper Works Coupe features a powerful version of the turbocharged 1.6L petrol engine, delivering 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm of power, 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 2,000-5,100 rpm of torque, 0-100kmh in 6.4 seconds, 240 km/h (149 mph) of top speed, 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres (39.8 mpg imp) of fuel consumption, and 165 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Depending on the variant, the MINI Coupe is available in nine exterior colors such as Chili Red, Pepper White, British Racing Green, Eclipse Grey, Lightning Blue, Midnight Black, Spice Orange, White Silver, and Laguna Green (not applicable on the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe).

My Comment:
Outrageously funny, witty, wicked, and hard to resist its temptation that what you've expect from peeping on some schoolgirl readying with her Speedo one-piece swimsuit for swimming class, but sorry, we're not on the same league. This MINI Coupe's not in a same league with the BMW 3-Series Coupe, BMW 1-Series Coupe, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and the Audi A5. It will compete only against FF sports cars such as the Scion tC and the Kia Forte Koup. The bigger the MINI Coupe gets, the smaller the rivals will get.

Welcome to the Book of Balls...

GT5 Spec 2 announced! Promises more features to GT5!

Honda CR-Z on GT5


When Gran Turismo was released in November 25, 2010, this blockbuster PS3 racing sim game became the pinnacle of the series, ranging with over 1000 world class car selections, damage, weather change, online community, and loads of extras. This game commemorated a milestone of 60 million copies sold worldwide, about 5.5 million copies sold in the first two weeks. You could say that the in-game BGMs are great and the new Personal BGM feature brings the best of Driving Music on your living room.

Sony announced "The Biggest Update" to be happened on Gran Turismo 5 via Playstation Blog, and yes, this so-called SPEC II will promise more features to add more conveniences to your GT5 playing pleasure. SPEC II will have "cockpit view" applicable to all cars Standard and Premium, depending on visual details. Also, they will add 11 NASCAR race cars from the 2011 season as well.

The Photo Mode is now improved courtesy of putting your driver next to your car, replays can now be rewind and fast forward to reminisce your favorite race experience, Shuffle Race mode expanded, new regulations, new log-in bonuses, and new track settings. Just are some of the upgrades SPEC II has to offer.

Coming soon are the DLC items to the PlayStation Store to add more fun to GT5. This will involve on new car packs and new tracks. Stay tuned for more!

Tips Be With You by Melai Cantiveros

We interrupt your laughter for some breaking news courtesy of BANANA SPLIT's ANG TV PATROL!

Senator Lito Laffid admitted that he's having a hard time joining a debate about the RH BILL because he's having a hard time speaking in English. (Ano ka mo?)

Senator Lito Laffid (Manuel Chua)

If he can't understand English, he can understand FLIP TOP! Break it down, yo! (He can FLIP TOP without the rhyme!)

And now for the weather report with Windy Valdez: The eye of typhoon got "na-puwing" because of sand.

Quote of the day: Batu-bato sa langit, ang tawag doon ay asteroids!

TIPS BE WITH YOU

All right! Class is in session with Melai Cantiveros in a segment they called it "TIPS BE WITH YOU".

If you're a pretty girl but if you want to "KICK OUT" the boys (like Ryan Bang and Jobert) approaching next to you, here's what you should do:

1) Pretend you have a disease

2) When greeted, use a long and confusing name

3) Tell him that he had some "utang"

4) Tell him that you're looking for some other man

5) Tell him that you've escaped from a big-time crime syndicate

...Tips Be With You by Melai Cantiveros!

And now for the latest episode of SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK: Hey Dolores! That thing Gabriel gave it to you...is not a piggy bank! That one costs 2 million pesos! What's going on now?!

What you've broke is not a piggy bank!
It's a 2 million peso antique!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC

Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC


Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC

Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC

Following the footsteps of its big brother, the Nissan GT-R NISMO RC, this Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC is a track-only version of the blockbuster Nissan Fairlady Z/370Z (Z34) sportscar is ready to tame the tracks of Suzuka, Fuji, Motegi, or even Tsukuba.

Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC interior

This track-only version of the Z34 comes with a tuned version of the VQ37VHR engine that delivers 355PS of power and 374Nm of torque. Aside from this tuned VQ37VHR engine, the Z34 NISMO RC comes with numerous upgrades on the Exhaust System, Cooling System, Power Train, Body, Suspension, Brakes, Exterior, Interior, and Wheels, It's fitted with a Yokohama Advan sports tires for the best grip.

What's worse that this car has no Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System, and Electronic Brake Distribution.

Prices start at 13.125 Million Japanese Yen (about a 15 Million Pesos estimate) and it is suitable for racetrack purposes only.

Forza 4 Live Action Featurette - Endangered Species

Forza Motorsport 4 is really coming to the XBOX 360 consoles this October 11 in USA. We're almost there to getting this "Last Bastion of Automotive Lust" and we've tried the demo. Okay, there was a live action featurette that was appeared on the Top Gear website to promote this latest sequel and this live action featurette is titled "Endangered Species".

Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear narrated the whole clip, saying that the age of car enthusiasm is fading away because of tighter traffic laws, congested traffic, environmental concerns, and others that take away our joys of car enthusiasm. Forza Motorsport 4 is every car enthusiast's last hope of automotive joys and its right inside our homes to keep the world of car enthusiasts alive and kicking.



Pretty cool about seeing the Aston Martin DB9 in action, in fact, this is our only hope we, car enthusiasts, want to achieve.

It's a Nissan Juke armed with GT-R engine!

2011 Nissan Juke-R Concept


Who would have think such a brilliant idea that a Nissan Juke was been souped up and armed with the engine that was come from the Nissan R35 GT-R? The team at Nissan Europe created the Nissan Juke-R, a concept car that has a VR38DETT locked and loaded on the Nissan Juke plus loads of extras to keep this souped up Juke a drool-worthy experience.

PRESS RELEASE:

NISSAN ANNOUNCES THE JUKE-R -- THE ULTIMATE COMPACT CROSSOVER

Juke-R to inject new excitement into the crossover market

* Juke and GT-R brought together to create the ultimate compact crossover
* One-off concept to test the public's reaction to a seriously sporty Juke
* Underlines the compact crossover's fun factor
* Fully road legal with GT-R drive train
* Developed for Nissan by RML with input from Nissan Technical Centre for Europe (NTC-E)
* Car currently in development; expected to complete first tests in November

Question: What do you get when you cross a Nissan Juke with a Nissan GT-R?

Answer: The fastest, most exciting and daring compact crossover in the world.

Not content with re-shaping the new car market by pioneering the crossover – a success reflected in the soaring sales of its Qashqai and Juke models – Nissan is now creating the Juke-R, the first ever super crossover.

Currently under development, the bold design of the Juke is clear to see. However, with the addition of flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers plus a unique split rear wing, this is no standard crossover. It's a Juke that thinks it's a GT-R, and with good reason.

However, the car is not for production. It is a one-off, road legal concept car developed by Nissan and built by leading motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (NTC-E).

Under the hood is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine adopted directly from Nissan's flagship supercar. Under the floor hides the GT-R's six-speed transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft, while chunky 20-inch RAYS forged alloy rims fill each wheel arch.

The interior merges crossover and supercar with finesse, as the Juke's dashboard has been transformed to accommodate the gauges, dials and 7-inch customisable LCD display from the GT-R. The Juke's iconic center console, inspired by the fuel tank of a motorcycle, remains while the rest of the interior has the look of a machine bred for the track. Twin race-seats with five-point harnesses sit inside a visible roll cage that gives FIA safety standards as well as enhanced rigidity to provide the ultimate performance.

"Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units," said Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Nissan in Europe.

"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars."

SA AKIN ANG KOREPINO!

We interrupt your laughter with some breaking news on ANG TV PATROL!

Buko Juice sales are strong on other countries! Because of strong sales, most Filipinos are going abroad to buy some Buko Juice!

Buko Juice fan

As expected, I guess most Filipinos want to go to other countries for those!

The kiddie holdapper

And here's a gagged photo of a kiddie holdapper, which serves as an illustrative purpose on a report where three kids raided the jeepney while holding a gun.

For Windy Valdez's weather report: Pedring is out but there will be more rains because of Pedring's rear or in a case of "wee-wee".

Quote of the day: The bigger they are, the smaller I am.

...and yes, we got another one of Korepino words from Yours Truly, RYAN BANG! (and also some Korean girl sitting next to him)

The Korean word for According To/Ayon Kay is I-ta-ra but it sounds like Gitata/Guitar. Then, the Korean word for Between/Sa pagitan is Sa-I-Ye but it sounds like Saya/Happy!

Then, on SA AKIN ANG HULING HALAKHAK, the mystery man appeared to be Gabriel (Manuel Chua), the kasintahan of Dolores. Is there a conflict? Not sure but be patient...

Gabriel

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BARRAGE OF SPECIALS!

2012 Toyota Harrier 240G L Package ALCANTARA Selection


2012 Toyota Premio 1.5F L Package Prime Green Selection

2012 Toyota Allion A18 G Package Limited Power-Seat Edition

2012 Mazda Roadster BLACK TUNED

There's been a barrage of special edition models hit the Japanese streets and these were the 2012 Toyota Harrier 240G L Package ALCANTARA Selection, 2012 Toyota Premio Prime Green Selection, 2012 Toyota Allion Limited Power-Seat Edition, and the 2012 Mazda Roadster BLACK TUNED.

First off, the special Toyota Harrier 240G ALCANTARA Selection offers Alacantara leather seats for the best comfort on the dated crossover that was been here since 2003 but remains in production even if there was a new Lexus RX in Japan. That's not all, the ALCANTARA Selection offers a three-spoke steering wheel wood grain, leather shift lever, power back door, 8-way multi-adjustable driver's seat, 17-inch alloy wheels which are chrome coated, and Adaptive Front Lighting System.


Second, the Premio Prime Green Selection offers a special "green tint" on the Premio's headlights. Meanwhile, the Limited Power Seat edition on the Toyota Allion offers an 8-way multi-adjustable driver's seat with special fabric seat coverings.


Finally, the Mazda Roadster BLACK TUNED offers a Brilliant Black retractable hard top, 17-inch aluminum wheels painted in Gunmetal, black leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and choice of three colors; Spirited Green Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Mica, and Velocity Red Mica.


Busou Shinki BATTLE MASTERS Mk.2 Original Soundtrack

Busou Shinki BATTLE MASTERS Mk.2 Original Soundtrack

Since its debut on September 22, 2011, Busou Shinki BATTLE MASTERS Mk.2, the sequel of the hit 2010 PSP game, brings back all the players with their designated Busou Shinki models to the war zone again and this new game is packed with new accessories, weapons, and endless customization to keep your Shinki model happy and earned a lot of respect to the owner like you. For those who enjoyed about the BGMs on that game, worry no more because the Busou Shinki BATTLE MASTERS Mk.2 Original Soundtrack has arrived and it will be available exclusively at Konamistyle.

This soundtrack features 27 in game BGMs which also features the theme songs from this video game such as the opening theme song "ラビリンス" and the closing theme song "か弱き十字架の愛". These are surely great to reminisce back the gameplay you've spent on your PSP. Because this is an Konamistyle exclusive item, it should be a hard time finding this rare treat.

TRACK LISTINGS:

01 ラビリンス 3:54
02 Introduction 1:28
03 Battle "Coliseum" ver.2 3:01
04 Battle "Sky" ver.2 2:33
05 Battle "Black blizzard" ver.2 2:10
06 Battle "Ruins" ver.2 2:40
07 Battle "Waterfall" ver.2 2:47
08 Battle "Examination room" ver.2 2:38
09 Battle "Tube" 3:40
10 Battle "Plant" 2:16
11 Battle "Versus 01" 2:38
12 Battle "Versus 02" 3:50
13 Throb! Throb!! 1:00
14 Christmas In 2040 2:40
15 孤高のカタルシス 3:49
16 After Terrorism 1:15
17 Okuni's Theme 1:23
18 Mimic's Theme 1:14
19 Battle "Triphantom" 2:51
20 In The Building 1:49
21 Revealing 1:37
22 Strongest AI 1:28
23 Battle "Despair" 2:46
24 Battle "The Last" 3:13
25 か弱き十字架の愛 Arrangement version 1:45
26 True Master 1:38
27 か弱き十字架の愛 2:31
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