Saturday, August 9, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film)
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We love these turtles mutated into fun-loving crimefighters when we were young and it spawned hundreds or thousands of merchandising rights from toys, video games, and so own. It has several TV shows, several movies, and you name the rest for these mutated chelonian dudes keeping the streets safe from the menacing monsters, and the evil wrath of Shredder and his Foot Soldiers. Wow, who doesn't forget about turtles throwing away the Foot Soldiers in front of your screens eh?

With the TMNT been with us for several, countless years now that they had their own revised version currently airing on Nickelodeon, looks like the TMNT are getting the Michael Bay treatment like what he did to the Transformers and what can I say, the results can be somewhat a bit mixed and when I said mixed, you can expect some mixed comments.

At first glance, you can see that your favorite turtles; Don, Leo, Mikey, and Ralph (that's Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael) looked so gross for a Michael Bay-interpreted version and let's just say that while their looks are a bit too "childhood ruined" for us, the children watching this flick would think they look so scary rather than the blocky looks from their hit Nick TV series. To compensate for the Turtles' horrid looks, you can expect the casting call of Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, and many others. Of course, Megan plays the role of the feisty reporter April O'Neil...except now she's not in her trademark jumpsuit like you saw her in the cartoons a few years ago.

So, while the casting call is a bit too messy apart from the turtles' messy looks, does the movie act like a Michael Bay-directed film should?

The answer..."Boom! Panes!" Very much. BOOM! You can really forget how gross these turtles are in the film, they still know how to kick butts like what they do in their cartoon heydays and keeping true to their "cowabunga" attitudes, the movie really knows how to blow moviegoers away with its hardcore storyline and the intensity that really turning up to eleven, not to mention their killer poses from the turtles. These turtles sure now how to strike a pose for a summer blockbuster and I think this is going to be a potent blow on the blockbuster hits.

So, the 2014 film version of TMNT may be featuring the worst-looking turtle heroes but when it comes to getting the action blowing up, this is a movie that will surely "shell shocked" to the very end. Looks like our faith to Michael Bay has been restored...just.

My rating: 4.2 out of 5.

The name of Yoshi was uncovered by writer

Yoshi's real name is what?!

Yoshi (日本名:ヨッシー), one of our favorite video game characters and one of Mario's friends who loves to eat just about everything in one gulp...or spitting fire or whatever the heck Yoshi does. Some conspiracist uncovered the long lost full name of Yoshi and that sparked outrage on us, video game geeks, or as I like to prefer, "childhood ruined".

Blake Harris, the author of Console Wars, obtained a highly top-secret document from Nintendo, in the form of a 1993 Nintendo character guide published so employees of licensing companies keep their facts straight. The top-secret document states that Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". Aside from Yoshi's full name, that top-secret document also states that Mario's scientific name is "homo nintendonus", which explains a lot, Link almost killed Zelda, and Peach's gown is literally magically clean.

Some long-lost gaming secrets are meant to be exposed for the hell of it and with that, looks like it's going to be in the whole "DID YOU KNOW GAMING?" stuff for a while before every gamer's brains got wired to the brink of the state of unconsciousness. Gosh, can't these conspiracists had enough exposing secrets from the Fifth Estate to the world?

I wonder what would Japanese-speaking Nintendo fans think of it? I mean come on, it's Japanese...It's made by Japanese for the world...

Report: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-08-08/a-writer-uncovered-yoshi-long-lost-name-and-it-a-mouthful/.77422

Bubble Gang - August 8, 2014

On the August 8, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Baha gags

- Tensions in the courthouse never gotten this ugly...

- Don Cantoni's story continues as he gives Giovanni the punishment he deserves...or does he?

- IKAW AT ANG INA takes on...pointless "Thanks for Liking" comments!!!

- Everyone's favorite kontrabida, Antonietta, faces off with everyone's favorite kontrabida, Gladys Reyes!

- Istambay, Istambay Sa Looban, may salot na naman sa sambayan, mula nang napadpad si Maan, muling nawala...sa SAMPAYAN?!!

- More wise words from Tata Lino!

- The tapatan joke

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Cute Wall (Volume One)

You're here? Good. Now last year in my blog, I tried a segment called HOW CUTE IS YOUR CHARACTER, finding out which cute character will be considered as VERY CUTE. I listed ten cute characters and they're facing three cute tests; getting kissed, getting hugged and one-on-one against Phineas and Ferb's Isabella. Mog from the Final Fantasy games, Adipose from Doctor Who, BMO from Adventure Time, Mokona from Tsubasa, there are many others took my challenge but in the end...thanks to her super-gross look, Mabel from Gravity Falls took the top podium. Now, there are so many cute characters wanting to find out how cute are they and this looks like a new segment coming up! This is going to be more than I can chew on my security blanket...



Welcome to THE CUTE WALL. Like Top Gear's Cool Wall, except this wall is made to measure a cute character's, well, cuteness from Seriously Not Cute, Not Cute, Cute, and Nakakagigil. Well, I don't know what that word is because it's Tagalog for something but you get the idea. Let the search for the cutest begin and I'll have my security blanket ready so my lips can bite on it... What? It's what I do while sleeping!

Pikachu

So, my first ever Cute Wall begins with Pikachu. Last year, I measured Pikachu's cuteness to VERY CUTE. As cute as Catbug but not as cute as Mokona's so with further consideration, let's put Pikachu on...Nakakagigil. Well done, Pikachu. You are the first to be on my Cute Wall. Now, where was I? Oh yes!

Pikachu is one of the electric-types but there are some Electric-types who are way cuter than Pikachu. Hey hey hey! I'm expecting rivalries!

First up, it's the evolved form, Raichu. 

Raichu

In the first series, Ash and Pikachu takes on Vermillion Gym Leader Lt. Surge and his Raichu. I'm sure most 90's kids probably remember this stuff right? As I read through the Pokemon Handbook, there was a PokeDex Pick on Raichu's page stating that there are some Pikachu that are content with its personalities and refused to be evolved into Raichu via Thunder Stone. Well, I kinda agree that Pikachu's too cute to turn into a more powerful but rather disgust Raichu.

(audience laughing)

Here's one for you, if you have a Pikachu, keep it. Need Raichu? Get yourself another Pikachu or this...

Pichu

Yes. You guessed it. That's the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. It's called Pichu! Get this one hatched by an egg provided by either Pikachus or Raichus depending on genders and you can score these cute little critters. So, let's remember. Our little Pikachu's in the nakakagigil position so where will its evolved form and its pre-evolved form sit at? Hmmm...There's one major solution to that...

(audience laughing)

Seriously Not Cute. Yep. Raichu's SERIOUSLY NOT CUTE. Pikachu's right but what about Pichu? Is Pichu way cuter than Pikachu? Nope? Looks like Pikachu's not sure about it, maybe Pichu should be going to CUTE for a while. Ha ha ha... But there are some single-stage electric Pokemons joining the fray!

From Pokemon Advanced, it's Plusle and Minun. With the Plus and Minus abilities joined forces, these two are in for a serious treat.

Plusle and Minun

From Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, it's Pachirisu. Dawn has one, and so do you.

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Pachirisu

From Pokemon Black and White, it's Emolga. One of Iris' favorite Pokemon since her Axew.

Emolga

And from Pokemon The Series XY, it's Dedenne. Probably one of the tiniest.

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Dedenne

Oh my gosh. Every generation has an adorable Electric type but will they be enough to be as cute as Pikachu's? Time for a little nursery rhyme-ish ditty...

The Plusle goes "Plus!". The Minun goes "Minuuu!". The Pachirisu goes "Chipa Chipa!". The Emolga goes "Emo Emo!". And the Dedenne goes "Ne Ne!". Okay, I may not good at nursery ditties but you get the picture. They do sound too cute for electric types. If you're a drum majorette or a cheerleader, look away now or you'll be zapped like what happened on Brainiac Science Abuse. Ha ha ha...

Darn! These electric-type Pokemons are way too cute but if Pikachu wants to retain its highest superiority as the cutest electric-type Pokemon, Pikachu wishes that these would sit to the CUTE spot. Plusle, Minun, Pachirisu, Emolga, and Dedenne, you may stand next to Pichu. 

(audience laughing)

So...they're all sitting to the CUTE spot while Pikachu's in the top spot while Raichu's plummeted to the bottom spot of the CUTE WALL eh? Well, there goes to show that when it comes to cuteness over electric-types, there's no beating Pikachu. Hey, has anyone Pokemon-amie Pikachu on Pokemon X/Pokemon Y. I know that I just did.

Time for the recap!

SERIOUSLY NOT CUTE:
*Raichu

NOT CUTE:
(none)

CUTE:
*Pichu
*Plusle
*Minun
*Pachirisu
*Emolga
*Dedenne

NAKAKAGIGIL!!!:
*Pikachu

So, with the CUTE WALL working well, check back next time to see which cute character will be labelled nakakagigil as my security blanket's still in my mouth, awaiting my verdict...

Audi S1 and S1 Sportback

2015 Audi S1

2015 Audi S1 Sportback

The Audi A1 city compact has spawned itself a hotter version called the S1 and no, it doesn't have to do with the S1 you rally fans know about. This is way different than that, ladies and gents. The S1 joins the hot hatch fray and you can think of it as a civilized version of a limited-edition Audi A1 quattro a couple of years ago because unlike the A1 quattro, the S1 looks like a regular Audi A1 but it's been sprinkled with too much sugar on it so it makes it feel like it's in a "sugar rush" right now, wondering what might have been.

The S1 is available in both the 3-door and the 5-door Sportback model and whichever S1 you're choosing, you will be greeted by the sound of its 2.0L TFSi engine. It may not be flashy but the engine that powers it delivers a modest 231PS of power output and 370Nm of torque output while mated with a six-speed manual gearbox. That sounds like fun to us but how does it behave like what every hot hatch in the world should?

Well, at that size, the S1 is worth crippling to our facial muscles but once you get this one right, it's not half-bad. Like most S-badged models, it comes with a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system that lets you have fun without crashing into something even on a rainy day in Europe. There's more in the driving dynamics because the compound link rear suspension used on the A1 has been thrown away and replaced with a four-link design, meaning that when you face it round the corner at a right speed, it feels surgical and clinical as every hot hatch should. This is somewhat more enjoyable to have than the hot Renault Clio that relies on double-clutch nonsense and the special party piece but even though this comes with a 4WD layout and a compact body, I'm afraid there's been some constraints because even with quattro, understeer can be a bit of a issue and if you mess this up, then you've been out of bounds for no reason.

2015 Audi S1 Sportback interior

2015 Audi S1 interior

So, while it maybe a decent track-day car when treated right, driving on normal roads can be somewhat not nice at all because even with quattro, the stiffened suspension really baffles you every time and when it encounters a bump, things get nasty. However, the real fun is when you stopped, you can enjoy what's inside on the S1 judging the fact that it comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot where you can spend some time surfing the net with your smartphones while on a stopover. This hot hatch can make you feel as busy as a Yuppie who yips a lot with his fellow yuppies.

So, should you buy one? The three-door S1 starts at 29,950 Euros while the 5-door Sportback is priced at 30,800 Euros so in terms of pricing, that's more affordable to own than the A45 AMG but more expensive than the Renault Clio RS or the Peugeot 208 GTi. Despite that, it's a smart buy for those who are looking for some hot hatches that does everything you want in a car that makes you smile. Treat this car with the respect and you can be good mates on the road ahead.

Photo: Audi AG

Let's Do The News! (August 8, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- The first ever deaf mute beauty queen named Princess Alanis Pura was named 2014 Queen of the Philippines last week at the Subic Yacht Club, Olongapo City. Being named the winner of the said beauty pageant and has a shot at taking on an international beauty pageant in Taiwan this November, this deaf mute beauty queen sure knows that even disabilities can't hinder them from being beauty queens.

- The son of Christopher De Leon and Sandy Andalong, named Miguel, has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The celebrity couple are offering prayers for their son as he's fighting for his life against a lethal disease.

- The stars of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels films are named as "Cultural Friendship Ambassadors".

- In case you missed it, Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee is facing a strain of negative comments ever since their customers are using the #ChickenSad hashtag to express angst over the unavailability of customer favorites, especially the ChickenJoy. Meanwhile, KFC Philippines is taking a stab on it by telling them "there's a SO GOOD solution for that".


- The Sandiganbayan has rejected Juan Ponce Enrile's motion for reconsideration on bail petition.

- On the capitol of America, some toddler slided through the gates of the White House, causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue.

- General Motors are teasing the next-generation Chevrolet Volt PHEV before its 2015 NAIAS world premiere.

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Chevrolet Volt teaser

- This is the last special-edition Bugatti Veyron they'll ever made as this final edition pays tribute to the founder, Ettore Bugatti. The final special edition Bugatti Veyron GSV Ettore Bugatti is part of the "Les Légendes de Bugatti" collection and it will bow at this year's Pebble Beach.

Ettore Bugatti edition Veyron
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Ettore Bugatti

- The Toyota FT-1 Concept will spawn a Vision Gran Turismo version and it's coming this September 2014 exclusively on GT6!



TTFN!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 7, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Americans! The official Pokemon Center shopping website is now online! All your favorite Pokemon merchandise are offered on-site and more are on the way. It offers fan-favorite plushies, apparels, games, and everything Pokemon! To celebrate Day 1, the Poke Ball-pattern Vivillon is offered for the first time in North America since this special Vivillon was offered in France and Japan. It's yours in Pokemon X/Pokemon Y but don't delay, Americans! You got until the 12th of August to claim it!

Pokemon Center shop site now open!

- Fugitives Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz will be transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa while Deniece Cornejo will remain at Camp Crame.

- Germany will be the next nation to give Pokemon X/Pokemon Y players the special Poke Ball-pattern Vivillon as those who visit this year's gamescom on the 14th of August will get their own special Vivillon while taking part for upcoming announcements regarding ORAS and other Pokemon stuff.

- Most Filipinos will need to be extra alert with their credit cards as ATM "skimming" is plunging the nation.

- A compilation of Britain's finest are featured in Top Gear: Best Of British, now available to order on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Top Gear: Best of British

- Two top Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were arrested and given life sentence after convicted by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity. Under the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge regime, over two million people are thought to have died of starvation and overwork or executed as enemies of the state.

- A self-driving Nissan Skyline?! The folks from Germany decided to put its Active Lane Control on the Nissan Skyline V37 (commonly known as the Infiniti Q50 globally) to the test via the Autobahn and look at this result when this handy little gizmo kicks in to your Skyline V37.

 

- Toyota's business wagons, the Probox and the Succeed, have given themselves a facelift for the 2015 model year with a new front view, and some improvements to keep Japan's aging business wagons a new lease of life.

2015 Toyota Probox

- The Metro Manila Development Authority mulls increasing the speed limit to 33kph to help ease out the dreadful traffic conditions, but only if it gets its fiscal year 2015 budget.

- Announced by Disney, their latest hit TV comedy series, Girl Meets World, has just been renewed for another season!

Girl Meets World

TTFN!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 6, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Is Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay allowed to be "adopted candidate" for the Liberal Party this upcoming 2016 elections? Not so fast, says Frank Drilon.

- The Senate has approved the "Iskolar Ng Bayan" Act of 2014, which allows the top 10 graduates of public schools in the Philippines to grant college scholarships.

- Aston Martin's Vanquish and Rapide S are updated for the 2015 model year with the implementation of the new 8-speed Touchtronic III gearbox and some minor hotfixes on their V12 engines.

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
- The latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been given some weapons-grade bulletproof protection in the form of S600 Guard edition. This model features protective steel and thick glass coated with polycarbonate. It's VR9 graded, meaning it can withstand against rifle shots from military weapons. There are other security stuff capable for securing high-ranking officials and wealthy individuals alike.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard

- The music video of R5's Heart Made Up On You is now streaming! Check it out!



- The Malacanang Palace admits that the Bangsamoro Law may be delayed until next year.

- The McSpicy Shake Shake Meal offered by McDonald's exclusively to the Philippines; most Filipinos can't get enough of it since its return of the the chicken burger and flavored World Famous Fries offer that everyone loves. Guess what? You have a few weeks left to eat  the McSpicy Shake Shake Meal either dine-in, take out, or Drive Thru at your nearest McDo or dial 86-2-36 for McDelivery!



- There was a city somewhere in China's Xinjiang region that bans people with large beards or Islamic clothing from travelling on public buses. This ban has caused outrage from China's Islamic community and blaming them for terrorist attacks seeking independence for the region.

TTFN!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 5, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- In a Top Gear exclusive report, Texas-based tuner and maker of the ultra-quick Venom GT, Hennessey Performance, is reportedly building the ultimate version of the said car known as the Venom F5.  F5 is named after a category-5 hurricane, the strongest of its type. It is reported that it will target the 290mph mark and going to produce 30 units next year, with deliveries commence this 2016.

- The last Lexus IS-F saloon has rolled the line and delivered to a US customer, signalling the end of Japan's high-performance saloon.

Lexus IS-F

- Andrew Tahmooressi, a 26-year-old US Marine arrested on March 31 for weapons charges, entered a federal court in Tijuana and faced four border officials.

- Love Live's Honoka Kousaka gets the Nendoroid treatment and she's ready to go on sale this December 2014 with pre-orders opened for booking at the GSC ONLINE SHOP.

Nendoroid Honoka Kousaka

- The imminent heavy rainfall caused by Typhoon Jose triggered a yellow rainfall alert on Metro Manila and other 6 provinces.

- A 3-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas takes effect.

- Fil-German midfielder Stephan Schrock and Fil-Danish defender Dennis Cagara quitted AZKALS because of the coach.

- Alert Level 1 over Marikina River has been lifted.

- Lucy Hale, the actress from ABC Family's smash-hit drama Pretty Little Liars, showcased her music video for her song "Lie A Little Better".



TTFN!!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Marvel universe sees the never-ending war beyond good and evil from the pages of the comic books, TV shows, big-screen movies, and tons of merchandises. Whether if it's SpiderMan, The Fantastic Four, the X-MEN, or The Avengers, rest assured that these comic book heroes inspire great admiration and entertain us with the wow factor these guys deserve. At last, there's a new addition to the Marvel universe of films and this time, it's a bit different from what we expect from the world of Marvel.

Guardians of the Galaxy
Yes, this is kinda new to us but what you've seen here is called Guardians of the Galaxy. A ragtag group of renegades form alliance and their mission is to defend the galaxy from evildoers that stand in their way. The action-packed film stars Chris Prattas Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, Zoe Saldana as the femme fatale Gamora, former WWE superstar Dave Batista plays the muscular Drax the Destroyer, The Fast and the Furious' Vin Diesel lends his voice as Groot, and Bradley Cooper lends his voice as the very unique but very awesome racoon dude named Rocket.

This movie is all about adventurer Peter Quill, who was the subject of a bounty hunt after he stole a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, an evildoer who wants to take over the galaxy, as any supervillains do. To stop Rowan, he forms alliances with a band of bandits; Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot, right until Peter discovers the true power of the orb he stole. After the discovery, the so-called Guardians of the Galaxy will risk everything to save the universe from the brink of evil.

Yes, we know. This isn't more of a superhero flick like most Marvel movies do but Guardians of the Galaxy, not to be confused with any stuff that has the words "guardians" on it, has a unique blend of action, adventure, and some humor to keep moviegoers longing for more. A team-up of one human being, a muscular megalomaniac, a feisty assassin, a tree-ish humanoid, and a racoon? Looks weird but sounds pretty cool to us to see such a unique teamup and I believe that this is even more unique than the Avengers. Unlike the Avengers, the Guardians is all about massive firepower and they're armed to the teeth to save the day. Come on, you know you want to but if there's a downside, it's the storyline. Although the storyline delves deep to the origin of the heroes, there's some lacking and do you expect Star-Lord to wear his signature helmet? I don't think so and that's a bit rude for Marvel fans too many.

Despite that, Guardians of the Galaxy is one sure thing why this film deserves to be part of the Marvel universe and hey, every Marvel fan knows all this ever since it made a special appearance in one episode of Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. Guardians may not be one of the best to watch in the summer but if you're looking for some Marvel thrills, nerd lookie right here!

Rating: 3.9 out of 5

Let's Do The News! (August 4, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Typhoon Jose slightly weakens as it continued its path toward the northern parts of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

- Japan mulls launching their own military space force within the next 5 years that would initially be tasked to protect their satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth. It was aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space and comes after nations pledged to boost joint work on monitoring space debris, including asteroids.

- About 381 people were reportedly killed from a massive earthquake in Zhaotong, China, and rescue ops are underway.

- DID YOU KNOW...That in Japan, wearing the wrong shoes can fail a driver's license test?

- Berjaya Auto Philippines, the Philippine distributor of Mazda, warns Haima seller that the Japanese automaker definitely has no involvement with Haima products.

Haima 2
- RUSSIA COSPLAYS BEST! Team Russia has named this year's World Cosplay Summit Champions!

- KEPT YOU WAITING, HUH? Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake has infiltrated the Nendoroid range...as a Nendoroid of himself! Set for November release, Nendoroid Solid Snake is a must have for fans of Metal Gear!

Nendoroid Solid Snake

- This August only, participating Pokemon Centers from all over Japan will be offering customers a special Poke Ball-pattered Vivillon (the one we saw in France last June) to use on the Pokemon X/Pokemon Y game on the 3DS. The special Poke Ball Vivillon is in Level 12 and it comes with a Classic Ribbon.

Vivillon (Poke Ball pattern)

Remember, don't do anything stupid to get one of these if you're living outside Japan, especially via GTS or Wonder Trade or whatever you're doing to have a Vivillon of a different pattern.

- YOU'VE WAITED BUT HERE IT IS!!! The anime version of the browser game, Kantai Collection (KanColle), is set for January 2015 airing. This was announced at a special event at the Pacifico Yokohama yesterday. Is this a must-watch for you, KanColle fans?

TTFN!!!

Wow Mali! - August 3, 2014

Highlights on the August 3, 2014 episode of Wow Mali!

- AY! ARTISTA? - This is what happens when our game of Kaloka-Like gets leveled up!




- BABAENG NASIRAAN - Beware of fake mechanics jumping out of a woman's car's boot!

- What should you do when your husband has caught you that you had a number 2?

- EMOTE CONTROL - On this week's Emote Control, celeb Edgar Allan Guzman gets busted by the cops!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tropa Moko Nice Di Ba - August 2, 2014

Highlights on the August 2, 2014 episode of Tropa Moko Nice Di Ba...

- ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL gets spoofed by Tropa Moko as...ANG DALAWA'T KALAHATING MRS. REAL!!!



- Bar gags

- Lumang Pinoy gags

- Car wash gags


Let's Do The News! (August 3, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- In the People's Republic of China, there was an explosion occurred at a Chinese car parts plant near Shanghai.

- Meanwhile in Taiwan, a gas-triggered explosion occurred in the streets of Kaohsiung on the 31st of July, killing 25 people and injured over 250 people. The aftermath is like a huge reminiscent of disaster movies when the world starts to crumble into pieces.

- The Expendables 3 may not hit theaters until this month but reports told that there was a pirated file of the film leaked through the net and it was illegally downloaded 189,000 times in a day. Much to the annoyance, some guy in the Philippines noticed that the bus he rode showed the pirated movie to passengers.

Are public-utility vehicles showing pirated movies to passengers?
Image courtesy of Top Gear PH

- On Monday's episode of Disney XD's action comedy series, Kickin It, it's a Star Wars-themed episode as Milton sends Rudy to go undercover as Darth Vader. Also, Kim Crawford (played by Olivia Holt) makes a surprise comeback on this episode! 

- In the Sweetyhigh interview, actress Alyson Stoner (the one who voiced Isabella from Phineas and Ferb) talks about her upcoming feature in the upcoming Step Up All In film and many others.

- Check out the first trailer of the upcoming Disney movie, Into The Woods, coming New Year's Day 2015!



- Back at the Gaza strip crisis, there was a UN-run school housing Palestinians in Rafah that were heavily battered by the Israeli air strike, killing seven people.

- A recent study show that out of the 2,000 licensed drivers, 53% of them are willing to have their own driverless cars.

- Hiroshi Obi, the manga artist of Ganbare Goemon, has passed away. He was 54 years old.

TTFN!!!

Dance with the angels

Earlier, I went to the annual Seafair just somewhere in Seattle to see the some sights and sounds pulled by the American military forces for general patronage.


This is the entrance. Before you get there, you need a $30 ticket for the Seafair. Be warned though that there's less parking space or no parking at all so you gotta resort walking to the venue, which is very exhausting.


The sponsors...






The sights and sounds...





Some of the action the audience have witnessed. Darn. I'm not close enough to see the action. I'm gonna need a better camera next summer.







The action pulled by the Blue Angels, the US Navy flight demonstration squadron. I was very excited to see those Aces in action and so does the audience. Their F/A 18 Hornet jets the Blue Angels squadron used at the Seafair really pulled it off really good!


After the airshow, some US Army mascot appeared...


...and I even got a selfie with him!




Robotics courtesy of Boeing and others...





Hyundai is present at the Seafair. The new Genesis and the new LF Sonata are present.




More sights and sounds...





And what's this one-off doing here? Looks cool but I really can't tell what's this monstrosity. A one-off Mustang called the X1 Air Force Supercar. I think I heard this before...


Well. I really hope I had fun at this year's Seafair. It's been one heck of a ride to witness the sights and sounds of the American military for the Seattle audience.
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