Tuesday, December 30, 2014

REMEMBERING 2014 (Part Six)


Welcome back. Let's continue where we left off...

Rose Fostanes - A 47-year-old Filipina caregiver named Rose Fostanes became the first ever winner in The X Factor Israel after her performance of Frank Sinatra's My Way.

GA's Delfin Lee arrested - The founder of the troubled Globe Asiatique, named Delfin Lee, was arrested over a P6.6 billion syndicated estafa case and accused of using fake documents to secure billions in peso' worth of loans for "ghost borrowers". He was arrested by the PNP's Task Force Tugis outside Hyatt Hotel in Malate, Manila.

Palawan is one of the best islands in the world - According to the Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Awards 2014, the beautiful Philippine paradise of Palawan is ranked as the #1 island in the world after it garnered 76,000 votes from readers.

2014 Mondial de l'Automobile - Cars like the new Audi TT, new BMW X6, Jaguar XE, new Mazda Roadster ND, new Mercedes-AMG C63, and many others were unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, held at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles since October.

Hong Kong protests - Protesters occupied the central district of Hong Kong since late September after hundreds of people opposing the pro-democracy occupation tried to tear down barricades. This phenomenon happened in Hong Kong is known as the "umbrella revolution".

Pistorius imprisoned - Handicapped Olympian who represented South Africa from the Olympics two years ago, Oscar Pistorius, is sentenced to five year imprisonment after being convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS - An Islamic extremist group known as the Boko Haram abducted over 273 schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Mazda Demio is Japan's 2014-2015 COTY - After numerous votes from the judges, the winner for Japan's 2014-2015 Car of the Year goes to the recently-launched, fourth-generation Mazda Demio (known as the Mazda2 in the world market), beating the likes of the Mercedes C-Class W205 and the BMW i3. With its 1.3L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines available as well as its innovative design, legendary Mazda dynamics, and its reasonable price, it's good to know that the new Demio is a sure winner to the home crowd.

2015 Mazda Demio
Top Gear in trouble in Argentina - While filming for the recently-aired Patagonia special, one such controversy occurred when the cast and crew of the BBC hit TV series had escaped from Argentina when the car in question Jeremy Clarkson used has a plate number in reference to the Falkland War in 1982. The Falklands War veterans got so angry, they're going to take them down so that's why, the whole Top Gear team have escaped.

Tia Pusit died - Veteran comedienne Tia Pusit died on the 2nd of October, 2014, at the age of 66 years old. That was confirmed by her buddy Inday Garutay. Tia Pusit, known by her real name Myrna Villanueva, was the youngest sibling of veteran comedienne Nova Villa and her acting career began in the 80's. Her last appearance was in the TV5 comedy series Confessions of a Torpe, which stars Ogie Alcasid, Alice Dixson, and Gelli de Belen.

Death of Juan Flavier - On the 30th of October, 2014, former Department of Health secretary Juan Flavier, famed for his "Let's DOH it" campaign, passed away of multiple organ failure. The remains of the former DOH secretary and senator was brought to the DOH complex for a necrological service on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Present DOH secretary Enrique Ona delivered a eulogy in his first public appearance since his controversial leave of absence.

20 years of Tekken - Tekken, the famed fighting franchise from Bandai Namco Games, celebrated its 20th anniversary and they've celebrated it with the announcement of the upcoming Tekken 7 as well as their collaboration with Pokemon for their Pokken Tournament.

Landing on a comet - On the 12th of November, 2014, after seven hours of waiting at the European Space Agency's mission control in Darmstadt, the people in charge of the Rosetta mission celebrated their historic accomplishment as the Philae spacecraft safely landed on the target comet and with the success of the Rosetta mission, scientists are able to witness what is like to be with the comet and study close up what happens when it gets closer to the sun. It occurred at 1600 hours GMT (0000 hours or midnight Philippine Standard Time) and they've landed twice according to Philae lander manager at the DLR German space center, Stephan Ulamec, because the probe's two harpoons haven't fired to fasten the craft down in the ultra-low gravity.

Philae lander

Welcome back to the Advanced Generation - Last November 2014, Pokemon fans from all over the world are enjoying with one of the most anticipated 3DS titles of 2014 which is more of a revived version of the original Pocket Monsters Ruby & Sapphire versions called Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Whether if they're a battle-ready veteran or a battle-shy rookie, these games will turn themselves into the deadliest of the ace trainers as they embark on a wonderful Hoenn region like they've never seen before. Whether they can choose between Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip, collect different kinds of Pokemon, train them to unleash utter devastation with clinical precision, battle against some of Hoenn's highly skilled trainers, wow the crowd with your Pokemon's moves in the Pokemon Contest Spectacular, fend off the war between Team Aqua and Team Magma, uncover the hidden prophecies lurking around the Hoenn region, make your own Secret Bases and share it to the world, go on a free-flight with Latias or Latios, witness new Mega Evolutions from your favorite Pokemons, and overall, unleash Groudon and Kyogre's true selves with Primal Reversion. There's even online connectivity where ace trainers meet up to battle or trade with their Pokemons.



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