Saturday, February 13, 2016

Deadpool (2016 film)

One of the most anticipated films of 2016 is none other than everyone's favorite "Merc with the Mouth" who is good to be bad at being the good guy. Enter Deadpool.

Sadly, I can't explain what's what about this film because Deadpool's here to explain what's what about his film because if I can explain about this myself Deadpool's going to blow my house down with some explosives rigged under my bed.

Deadpool

Hello! Privet! Namaste! Ahoj! Merhaba! Hola! Salut! Yia sou! Selam! Guten Tag! Ni Hao! Konnichiwa! Witaj! Shalom! Saluton! Annyeong! People of the world! Yes, it's me. The merc with the mouth they called me Deadpool and how it's great to have a movie about myself. If by myself, I mean REALLY. Myself.

If you don't know who I really am. Lemme tell you a story and don't worry, I won't put you to sleep like what your mama, papa, nana, and pepop do when you're little. Once upon a time, there was a mercenary named Wade Wilson and he was diagnosed with the little C-word that everyone's afraid to have one in their life, but then, a secret experiment lured Mr. Wilson to a choice to live a second chance or face his imminent death. However, the experiment didn't healed his cancer but gained mutant genes to regenerate himself. Wilson's cancer left him disfigured but incapable of death. This is where Deadpool is born. Yep. That's me! We're you surprised?

My good friend Ryan Reynolds did a great job of being me and to be honest, both Ryan and I can make a perfect combination because he's so good at being me in this film. Also, my other good friend, director Tim Miller, did a great job of perfecting a film about me everybody in the world would love. I just want to be with those guys for the rest of my life, if you know what I mean?

Some people heard about my film is a total wreck compared to those low-life Marvel films and I said I disagree because my film "kills" all of the other films from the Marvel universe! Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy, you name every stuff from the Marvel universe and I can top them all thanks to my...um...what some might call fighting style as well as my charisma that pleases the viewers.

I want all of you, fellow supporters of me, Deadpool, to enjoy my film made by the people who knew better about me, the Merc with the Mouth, because this is why my dream of having a movie about me came true thanks to my new friends Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller and before you're getting all emotional, you'd better wipe off your tears with your bare hands. Got it?! Good.

P.S. Don't have a date for Valentines? Spend a date with me, Deadpool.

Thank you Deadpool for your rhetorical message and for that, I'll give you a 3.9 out of 5 on the rating scale. Happy now that you got your own film?!

The AlDub Valentines Date


Valentine's Day comes early on the latest Kalyeserye segment on GMA's Eat Bulaga as Alden and Yaya Dub travelled to Taal Vista Hotel to spend their Valentines Date between them. This is becoming the perfect date to end all dates that AlDub done before since last year.

During the date, Yaya Dub had a surprise just for Alden and that's none other than another love poem that pleased not just Alden but also Lola Nidora as well even though they're miles aways between Broadway and the Taal Vista Hotel.

With the perfect date complete, what comes next for AlDub? Tune in on Eat Bulaga every weekdays for more Kalyeserye antics. 

In the meantime, congratulations to the top four AlDub songs that made it to the final round of the first-ever AlDub Songwriting Contest. The songs are Ta Pa by Maria Nuevo and Karlo Zabala, Sana Naman by Nicanor Gatchalian Jr., ALDUB YOU (MAALDEN KITA) by Ritchi Ramos and Richie Austria, and Tamang Panahon by TJ Paeldon. Which of the songs will be the grand winner? Find out soon!

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On the February 12, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- "Magpapaalam po" gags

- Hugot Lines in the beauty store



- What are these lovers dreaming about?

- Mamaw takes advantage of his son's departure to despise Erlinda!

- A prosecutor conducts a survey regarding the recent police raid.

- More news reversed in Opposite News!

- Antonietta meets Jean Garcia!

- Taxi driver's handling a desperate delivery!




The ending of the modernized Pangako Sa Yo

The Pangako Sa Yo ending

In the final episode of the modernized take on the classic ABS-CBN drama, Pangako Sa Yo, we saw Yna (Kathryn Bernardo) and Amor Powers (Jodi Sta. Maria) trapped in an abandoned building by Claudia Buenavista (Angelica Panganiban) while Mark ensues that these two won't get away and be soaked in cement for good. Meanwhile, Eduardo (Ian Veneracion) and Angelo (Daniel Padilla) are on the race against time to save the two women they've loved. As the search gets more desperate, the lives between Yna and Amor are no doubt are at risk of having Claudia execute her deadly plan to kill them both.

With Angelo finally spotted Claudia, Angelo pleads his mom to stop her heinous plot until the key to open the cage has landed on Amor and Mark released the cement. With Amor freed, it has turned into a gruesome series of misfortunes as one of the keys to free Yna are scattered and the cement is dropping on Yna's cage. Fortunately, Angelo rescued Yna. They are escaping but Claudia caught off-guarded. Angelo managed to persuade his mother to stop her madness and he did. However, Mark shot Angelo, Claudia shot down Mark, and Mark shot down Claudia.

With Angelo's life is critical, Angelo told Yna how much he loved her until he became unconscious and a few seconds later, Angelo's safe. He's not willing to die because of Yna. Moments later, Claudia confessed all of her wrongdoings to everyone in the court and apologized.

The story ends with Angelo and Yna as well as Eduardo and Amor finally reconcile in peace and this concludes the story of the modernized Pangako Sa Yo.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 12, 2016)


- United Nations Secretary Ban Ki Moon warned security officials of member nations over Islamic State sympathy in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. According to the the report from the UNSC, Ban said that the Islamic State has rapidly spread their influence in just 18 months across West and North Africa, the Middle East, South, and Southeast Asia. He noted other terrorist groups in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including Ansar al-Khalifah in the Philippines, have sworn allegiance to the ISIS.

- Japan and South Korea are heavily interested in research and exploration of the underwater volcanic ridge in the Philippine Sea east of Isabela known as the Benham Rise. The Department of Science and Technology said yesterday that the Asian nations are happy to collaborate in the vital resource mapping over the mineral resource-rich ridge.

- The draft executive order that would implement SSL 2015 or Salary Standardization Law 2015 is under review within the office of President Benigno Aquino III, according to officials.

- Over one billion pesos worth of jewelry confiscated from the family of former President Ferdinand Marcos has been approved for auction by the Privatization Council. According to the statement, the Council - headed by the Department of Finance - has approved for international auction the so-called Hawaii Collection, comprising of 300 pieces of jewelry and other luxury items.

- Memorial services are held for the victims of last weekend's Taiwan quake that killed 94 people while leaving hundreds remained unaccounted for. About 300 mourners, including relatives of the victims, attended the service on Friday at a funeral hall in the southern city of Tainan.

- Scientists discovered they have succeeded in directly detecting gravitational waves in history. The ripples that travel in the fabric of space and time had been predicted by physicist Albert Einstein about 100 years ago. Gravitational waves are said to be produced in the curvature of space and time caused by black holes and other massive objects. The group observed the waves last year at each of the twin laser detectors located in the western state of Washington and the southern state of Louisiana, about 3,000km apart. The recent discovery confirms Einstein's prediction about the existence of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity.

- The M760i/M760Li, served as the flagship range of the new BMW 7-Series, has been unveiled and it's been loaded with a new 6.6L V12 engine which delivers over 600hp of power and 590lb-ft of torque.

- The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be sold to the European market as the new Opel/Vauxhall Ampera-e. Sales will commence in 2017.

2017 Opel Ampera-e

- Hideo Kojima launched the first webisode of his new Hideo Tube web series and the pilot webisode is listing down the ten best films of 2015.



TTFN!!!

Six Nations 2016: Round 1

Last week, the annual RBS Six Nations kicked off their 2016 season and the best from Italy, France, Wales, Scotland, England, and Ireland face off in one of rugby's greatest championship known not just for Europe but by the rest of the world.

Saturday's matches involved a battle between the FFR and the FIR and the match between Scotland and England Rugby. France;s FFR won the match against Italy's FIR at the score of 23-21 while England Rugby beats Scotland at the score of 15-9.


Now, let's focus on the match between the IRFU and the WRU held last Sunday at the Aviva Stadium and it was one of the most dramatic matches to start the 2016 season because due to the late penalty done by IRFU's Jonathan Sexton, which led them a 13-0 lead, the match ended in a draw with both teams scored 16 points.

Highlights from Round 1:



The second round of the 2016 RBS Six Nations will commence with the FFR versus the IRFU on the 13th of February at 1525 hours GMT while the WRU takes on Scotland in the same day at 1650 hours GMT and on the next day, it's FIR versus England Rugby.

Mitsubishi Mirage (A03A) Minor Change

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage

Ever since Mitsubishi revived the Mirage in 2012 as a compact, Mitsubishi wanted a compact car that can match the likes of the Nissan March, even though both of these compacts were fully imported from Thailand. While the fuel efficiency is the main topic in this Thai-import eco car, the design remains to be somewhat stagnant by some. It maybe cheap to own but its not cheerful as what you think.

To resolve this, there's a minor change to the current Mirage and while the new exterior design is somewhat promising to look at, it's been given some added tech to keep this compact car imported from Thailand more premium than the pre-facelifted Mirage. On the outside view, the new look gives the Mirage a more sleek and sporty feel but don't be alarmed because even though it's now sleeker than the previous model, it's not as surprisingly fun to drive with. On the inside, it still remains that cheap flavor which is as cheap as buying a dirty ice cream from a street vendor, even when you're opting for optional extras such as a sat-nav.

The old 3A90 MIVEC 1.0L engine has been thrown away and in return, the only engine available for the facelifted Mirage is a 3A92 MIVEC 1.2L engine, which produces 78PS of power and 100Nm of torque, while mated with the INVECS-III CVT. Fuel economy is expected at around 25.4km/L and when compared to the Nissan March K13's, it's around 2.4km/L more, meaning that it's more fuel-efficient.

Anyway, there is now tech included in the new Mirage and this new tech is called the FCM-City. FCM is Forward Collision Mitigation system and this new feature detects ongoing vehicles as well as taking advantage autonomous braking system. Safety wise, the new Mirage even comes with anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, active stability control, emergency stop signal system, and many more.

The new Mirage starts from 1,380,240 Yen for the M model and up to 1,485,000 for the top-of-the-line G model. Should you buy it? The rest is up to you.

Available colors: Wine Red Pearl, Sunrise Orange Metallic, White Pearl, Red Metallic, Cerulean Blue Mica, Cool Silver Metallic, Titanium Grey Metallic, and Black Mica.

Photo: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North Korea shuts down Kaesong complex



Once again, the Kaesong complex is facing a shutdown as the North Korea announced that they will rid the complex of workers from South Korea.

The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued a statement via the state media, saying they are closing down the complex and designate it as a military control zone following the South's suspension of all operations in the factory zone in response to last week's rocket launch by the North.

The North says that the recent shutdown announcement was a dangerous declaration of war that would bring the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of confrontation and cannot be tolerated.

Source: NHK World

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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If you know this secret message above, that means "THE TEN BEST GRAVITY FALLS MOMENTS". Now, moving on...

Image: Disney

After a four-year run, Disney's hit animated TV show, Gravity Falls, reaches its climax on President's Day (February 15, 2016) with a one-hour finale where the Pines and the rest of the Gravity Falls residents staged a resistance to save the world from the clutches of Bill Cipher and end the Weirdmageddon once and for all. That's right, it's payback time and it's time to take back the falls.

Before witnessing the liberation of Gravity Falls this Presidents' Day, time to honor the impending liberation by listing down the ten best moments in Gravity Falls history, the moments when we saw the Mystery Twins at their very best.

1) The pilot episode will always be the most memorable moment in Gravity Falls history and this is the episode we should all deserve an awkward sibling hug at the end of the day. In the first episode, we saw Dipper and Mabel arrived at Gravity Falls to spend their summer vacation with their Grunkle Stan, only to find out that this place holds so many paranormal mysteries. The gnomes are just the start of the Mystery Twins' quest to solve the mysteries of this mysterious town and also the zombie. the hat that Dipper wore throughout the show, and the grappling hook Mabel got.

2) In the "Double Dipper" episode, Dipper has a lot to do on his list while the Mystery Shack throws a wild party. He wants to spend the night with Wendy but complicated things set them apart until Dipper encounters a mysterious copy machine that makes copies of himself but sometimes, more isn't better because the Dipper copies are having a mind of their own. Like paper, the Dipper copy can get dissolved by anything liquid, even water.

3) Who wants a Lamby Lamby Lamby? I do! I do! In the episode "The Inconveniencing", in order for Dipper to save Mabel and a bunch of teenagers, including Wendy, he has to confront against the ghosts running amok from the abandoned convenience store. Those ghosts as it turned out to be an elderly couple died from a heart attack after being attacked by teenagers after banning them from the store. To do that, the ghosts asked him to do a funny dance and that's how Dipper got to do the Lamby Lamby Dance. With the costume set, he's doing the dance to please the ghosts, setting everyone free. Still a good moment to enjoy than getting high on Smile Dip that Mabel had. THE FUTURE IS IN THE PAST! ONWARDS, AOSHIMA!

4) If you can have one video game character come to life and become your bodyguard, who will it be and why? That's the question that comes to mind when Dipper summoned a video game character named Rumble McSkirmish from Fight Fighters when he tried to use the so-called "ultimate power" combo. Originally, he wanted to have his video game character to give Robbie a good kicking but when bad things happened, it's up to Dipper to stop Rumble. Those video game references on it really got my inner geek going.

5) Their first encounter against the demon named Bill Cipher in the Dreamscaperers episode is the turning point while Dipper, Mabel, and Soos, work together to stop Bill from entering the biggest secret of Grunkle Stan's mind that would spell doom to the Mystery Shack. Because they're at the dream world, anything is possible to defeat Bill. After defeating Bill, they've succeeded to save Grunkle Stan but Gideon used force to take over the shack. In the first season finale titled "Gideon Rises", just when all hope is lost to regain the shack from Gideon, Dipper and Mabel thrown everything they got to defeat Gideon. In the end, Grunkle Stan exposed the truth that Gideon's a fraud and the shack is back in business. The biggest mystery remains is what's under the shack that Stan's working on?

6) Into the Bunker sees a much tougher Wendy while the gang is exploring under the mysterious bunker to further investigate who is the author behind the mystery journals. This is the very episode that Dipper told the truth about his feelings for Wendy and who can blame them?

7) In the episode Society of the Blind Eye, Dipper and Mabel believed that Old Man McGucket is the alleged author of the Mystery Journals and he was one of the many people whose memories wiped out by a cult known as the Society of the Blind Eye, led by Blind Ivan. With the help of Old Man McGucket, the gang investigate the mysterious cult and then take them out for good, especially when it comes to wiping out the leader's memory. It is believed that the gadget used by the cult to erase everyone's mind is an invention of McGucket himself during his youth but McGucket's not responsible for the mystery journals. Question is who?

8) This is where the biggest secret in Grunkle Stan's life is uncovered as in the episode "Not What He Seems", he was captured by government agents, trying to uncover the truth behind the anomalies surrounding Gravity Falls. As for Dipper and Mabel, they're uncovering what's under the shack, which is none other than the portal from another dimension which one of the journals claimed that it will trigger the end of space and time. In the end, the portal didn't triggered cataclysm but it unleashed a mysterious figure who looks just like Grunkle Stan.

In the episode "A Tale of Two Stans", the man in question is the real Stanford Pines, the six-fingered man behind the journals while the Grunkle Stan as we know is actually Stanley Pines. Viewers witnessed how the twins' tales unraveled to the very story we are seeing it now. With the truth uncovered, government agents surrounded the Mystery Shack but one of the real Stanford Pines' inventions managed to slip past through the agents. In the end, Ford demanded Stan that when this summer's over, he wants his name back and shut the Mystery Shack forever.

9) Dipper and Mabel's 13th birthday is drawing near and in the episode titled "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future", viewers find out that living an imminent teenage is harsh as they thought. Mabel wants to throw a big birthday party but all is grim when their birthdays will happen at the end of summer, Wendy warns that high school life is harsh, and her friends are leaving. As for Dipper, he's working alongside Great Uncle Ford to investigate a mysterious UFO which contains a special adhesive that will one day save time and space. The end of the episode is rather shocking because not only Mabel learned the truth about Dipper's, she was fooled by Bill Cipher, who used Blendin Blandin's body, and unleashed Weirdmageddon.

10) The demon known as Bill Cipher ruled Gravity Falls with an iron fist upon unleashing the ultimate terror known as Weirdmageddon and with most of the residents as well as Great Uncle Ford and Mabel held captive by Bill, only a handful of survivors such as Dipper, Wendy, and Soos must survive the nightmarish reality. The first part of the Weirdmageddon is very weird and very terrifying but the storyline keeps getting hotter and hotter as viewers witnessed how will Dipper survive the onslaught to save his sister and in due course, the world. In the second Weirdmageddon chapter, Escape from Reality, the trio entered Mabel's Bubble and while the two got succumbed into their temptations, Dipper tries to expose the truth inside this bubble and that meant going on court to reveal how much the twins bonded each other for bad times and good times. From awkward, now sincere, the bonds between the twins are stronger than ever.

Now that the twins reunite and the shack's intact along with Grunkle Stan and the handful of survivors, including the Multi-Bear, on it, will they take back the falls and win the battle against Bill?

Don't miss the one-hour finale of Gravity Falls airing this Presidents' Day (February 15) on Disney XD! Check local listings.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 10, 2016)



- The tandem of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano slammed the administration's approval to merge the two banks such as the Land Bank and the DBP. In a statement, the tandem warned that the recent merger would restrict the two state-run banks from fulfilling their mandate of providing services to the poor.

- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri will retire before the May 9 elections. Iriberri confirmed his retirement when asked about possible extension of service following election ban of appointing officers during election period.

- According to Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, the COMELEC may have violated Senator Grace Poe's right to due process in leaving out facts about her birth. During the fourth round of oral arguments on Poe's petition against her disqualification, Jardeleza added that COMELEC didn't consider the probability that even as a foundling, Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen.

- As the polls for the New Hampshire Primary are closed, the results state that Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his Democrat counterpart Bernie Sanders scored the most votes.

- Chinese health authorities confirmed that a 34-year-old man in Jiangxi Province became infected with the Zika virus while visiting South America. The male experienced fever, headache, dizziness, and other symptoms on late last month while traveling in Venezuela. According to reports, the man is recovering and there is low chance that the virus will spread across China.

- According to a British think tank, the Asia-Pacific region was the only area in the world where defense spending is growing last year amid rising tensions in the South China Sea and other areas. The total defense spending for the Asia-Pacific region reached around 356 billion dollars last year.

- Two new Chevrolets are coming at this week's Chicago Auto Show; first off is the track-focused 1LE variant for the new Chevrolet Camaro featuring updated dynamics, and then there's the minor change for the Trax crossover featuring a new front face, new exterior, and new features.

2017 Chevrolet Trax
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

- In response to driver protests in Paris, France, Uber shuts down its operations in the French capital. This is part on the ongoing struggle between ride sharing service and taxis.

- A new variant for the figma of THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Mika Jougasaki's here and this time, it's the 346 Production version, replicated after last year's anime. It's now available to order with prices start at 5,833 Yen plus tax and it arrives this July.

figma Mika Jougasaki
346 Production version

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, while Frankie's busy getting failed at different kinds of dates for Valentines, Lola Nidora challenged Alden Richards for tomorrow's 30th weeksary and that involves creating a romantic poem for Yaya Dub. What do you think it is? Tune in next time and find out!

TTFN!!!

20 Years of Pokemon: The 20 best Pokemon Ash had

Continuing on Pokemon's 20 Year Celebration, it's time to look on the best twenty Pokemon belonged or used to belong to the TV series' hero Ash Ketchum (Satoshi).


Ash wants to be the very best like no one ever was (there goes that theme song everyone remembers) and with Pikachu and his friends, this young chap explores through different worlds, meeting new Pokemon, make new friends, perfecting his fighting style, saving the world from impending world chaos, and fulfill his lifelong dream to become a Pokemon master. Looks like he had a lot of goals to achieve over his lifetime.

Time to jot down my favorite twenty Pokemon belonged or used to belong to the kid from Pallet Town who wants to be the very best like no one ever was.

1) Pikachu - Of course, Pikachu has been Ash's longtime partner when the show began and as years passed by, the bond between Ash and Pikachu has become stronger than ever. Between you and I, this long-term relationship between Ash and Pikachu has been turning into a so-called love story and for them, they really do believe in forever! No matter how many times Pikachu got hurt in the heat of battle or how many times Team Rocket got their dastardly hands on Pikachu, Ash's love to Pikachu will always solve everything. Now the one question remains in my mind, is Ash's Pikachu male or female?

2) Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard - Ever since Ash saved a Charmander during a rainstorm after it was abandoned by its trainer, it became part of Ash's team and later, it evolved into Charmeleon and then Charizard. The relationship between Ash snd his Charizard can be very harsh but with mutual understandings, this Pokemon will always comes back to Ash fron time to time.

3) Caterpie/Metapod/Butterfree - Caterpie's the first Pokemon Ash caught but in a very questionable method no trainer ever done. When evolved into Metapod, Ash tries to protect it even from the hordes of Kakuna and Beedrill until it evolves into Butterfree. Sadly, the two parted ways after Ash saved a flock of Butterfrees from Team Rocket's evil plan.

4) Bulbasaur - Bulbasaur's quite a decent part of Ash's team before. He onced battled it to become part of it.

5) Squirtle - The Squirtle that Ash had is once the leader of the notorious Squirtle Squad. Making up from its bad boy image, Squirtle seems to have a soft side.

6) Pidgey/Pidgeotto/Pidgeot - At first, Ash caught Pidgey by accident and then it stayed on until it evolved into Pidgeotto and then Pidgeot.

7) Heracross - Heracross is the first Pokemon Ash caught during the Johto Journeys and despite being soft, it's the most powerful in Ash's arsenal and it will do everything it can if things get desperate.

8) Noctowl - The Noctowl Ash caught is rather a shiny one, a Noctowl with a different coloring. Apart from its shiny appearance, Noctowl's the trump card thanks to its Foresight that can expose every Ghost-type Pokemon in existence and then attack it. Clever, I dare say.

9) Totodile - This energetic Pokemon is what made Ash and Misty argued who will belong. They ended up throwing each orher's Poke Ball but because no one knows who caught it, they fought for it and Ash wins Totodile.

10) Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile - Treecko became part of Ash after saving the tree that Treeckos called it home. Later on, it evolved into Grovyle and then evolved into Sceptile. This Grass-type Pokemon Ash had during the Advanced Generation is all about speed.

11) Snorunt/Glalie - Snorunt is just one of the Pokemon who loves Ash's hat so it stoled his as well as his badge case. After saving it from Team Rocket, Snorunt became part of Ash's and later evolved into Glalie during its intense training to perfect its Ice Beam.

12) Chimchar/Monferno/Infernape - Chimchar's story is similar to Ash's Charmander. It was once abandoned by Ash's rival, Paul, and then became part of Ash's team. Later, it evolved into Monferno and then Infernape, where its anger point is deemed to be difficult for Ash.

13) Starly/Staravia/Staraptor - Ash caught a Starly after his Aipom attacked it. Later, it evolved into Staravia during a fight against Team Rocket and learned Brave Bird, and then evolved into a powerful Staraptor. Staraptor's the strongest of the Flying-type Pokemon Ash had in his lifetime and it overcome numerous situations that Ash can't.

14) Buizel - Ash got a Buizel from his companion Dawn after traded his Aipom due to the tendency that Buizel prefers battling rather than taking part at contests. A very excellent choice to have Buizel part of Ash's team thanks to its speed courtesy of its Aqua Jet. It once pinned down Crasher Wake's Floatzel during a gym battle at Pastoria City.

15) Tepig/Pignite - Tepig's situation is just like Charmander and Chimchar because it was onced abandoned by its former trainer and became part of Ash's team. Thanks to its friendship between Ash and his Snivy, it defeated the trainer who abandoned it at the first place. It even evolved into Pignite as well!

16) Oshawott - Having tailed Ash while starting his Unova adventure, it became part of his team. Very eager, it tends to pop out from the Poke Ball every time there's a battle but it can be careless at all times.

17) Pidove/Tranquill/Unfezant - Ash's first caught Unova Pokemon is a Pidove and it saved Pikachu from Team Rocket. Then, it evolved into Tranquill while averting a crisis in Castelia City, and then evolved into an Unfezant after being injured by Skyla's Swanna during a gym battle. The Unfezant Ash had is female and female Unfezants are good at flying, making it an excellent advantage to try out its Aerial Ace attack and won the battle.

18) Fletchling/Fletchinder/Talonflame - Ash caught a Fletching after his Froakie succeeded in attacking it. Later, during a battle against a sky trainer's Talonflame, it evolved into Fletchinder, armed with a Flame Charge that makes it quicker, and then during a battle against a legendary Moltres, it evolved into a Talonflame, armed with a very powerful Brave Bird attack.

19) Goomy/Sligoo/Goodra - Ash and his friends once rescued a lone Goomy and became part of Ash's team after fending off against Team Rocket. Later, it evolved into Sligoo, and when things get soaked up in the rain, it evolved into a more powerful Goodra. Goodra's responsible for having Ash defeated Clemont in a gym battle but Ash said goodbye to Goodra after saving its homeland from Team Rocket.

20) Froakie/Frogadier/Greninja - Ash's first Kalos Pokemon was Froakie after being tailed by it and protect Pikachu. Later, it evolved into Frogadier and then later, Greninja. Unknown to many, Greninja comes with a special power to transform into Ash-Greninja due to its bond between the two.

What's your favorite Pokemon that Ash had? Next time, the best Pokemon belonged by his companions.

Photo: Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, Shopro, JR Kikaku

FIA Formula E 2015-2016 - Buenos Aires


The Buenos Aires ePrix of the 2015-2016 season of FIA Formula E was proven to be quite a suspenseful feat and unpredictable moments as the drivers face the unexpected turn of events that had the tables turned. The same thing that goes to Renault e.dams' Sebastien Buemi, whose spin at the qualifying rounds ended up the back of the pack. Despite being back of the pack, Buemi did had some catching up to do until he was placed 2nd while DS Virgin's Sam Bird named as the winner of the ePrix.

Highlights:



Onto the driver standings, Buemi's in the overall top spot with 80 points while ABT's Lucas Di Grassi in 2nd with 76 points and Sam Bird's in 3rd place with 52 points.

The next race is set at Mexico on the 12th of March.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 9, 2016)


- Five separate proclamation rallies will be held across the Philippines as the campaign period for candidates for national positions on the May 2016 elections began on Tuesday.

- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accused presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of foolery in his bid to become the next Philippine leader in the May 2016 elections. Trillanes, who's running for vice presidency, said Duterte repeatedly told the public he wouldn't run before submitting his COC for president close to the deadline for substitution. Trillanes also criticized Duterte's campaign against crime, saying that Duterte didn't have any perfect law enforcement policy in his hometown.

- The colleagues and co-candidates of the deceased OFW Workers' Club party-list representative Roy Señeres were saddened by his death on Monday. Señeres died of cardiac arrest triggered by complications from diabetes three days after he withdrew his presidential bid. He was 68 years old.

- As of now, about 40 people confirmed dead in last weekend's Taiwan quake as rescue workers continue to search around the clock for survivors. Over a hundred people are still believed to be trapped under the rubble.

- Violent clashes occurred in Hong Kong last night during the Chinese New Year celebrations following a dispute between police and street vendors. The unrest broke out early Tuesday in Kowloon and over a hundred people, including vendors and other locals, thrown stones to police and set fire to garbage.

- Ferrari replaced the FF with its updated version, the new GTC4 Lusso. While it features the same shooting brake styling from the FF, the GTC4 Lusso features a much updated look as well as its updated 6.3L V12 producing 680HP of power and 514lb-ft of torque. It will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
- Honda previews its upcoming Vezel RS model coming at the end of February.

2017 Honda Vezel RS

- Mr. Osomatsu fans are in for a treat because there's going to be a collaboration between the hit TV series and the shoujo manga magazine Margaret, which will hit bookstores this February 20. It features a special clear file and include crossover works.

- New Pokemon XYZ toys on the radar! On the Moncolle collection, Takara Tomy will launch a new pose on the Noivern figure as well as Mega Lucario doing Sky Uppercut, a new pose for the Mega Blaziken Moncolle figure, and Zygarde Complete Forme this March. Those three figures mentioned will cost 650 yen each while the Zygarde Complete Forme figure costs 1,500 Yen.

TTFN!!!

Let's Do The News! (February 8, 2016)



- Roy Señeres, the leader of the OFW Family party-list, died of cardiac arrest on Monday morning, days after he withdrew his presidential candidacy. He was 68 years old.

- In an effort to boost its self-sufficiency in rice production, the Philippines is set to pioneer hybrid rice farming with its ASEAN neighbor Malaysia in April. An official said that the Philippines can be the first to introduce a highly suitable hybrid rice in Malaysia as it was developed for tropical climate and Malaysia's climate is similar to the Mindanao region,

- Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario has resigned due to health reasons. Del Rosario, last year, is the nation's top diplomat who was behind the bold move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea before an international tribunal.

- The United Nations Security Council strongly opposed North Korea's missile launch last weekend that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another intolerable provocation. The UN's most powerful body pledges significant new sanctions against the Korean Peninsula.

- Returning to the Taiwan quake, rescuers have pulled out a male just 56 hours after the quake. So far, 37 people are reportedly dead and officials believed over a hundred remained missing in the rubble.

- The F-4E -20th Anniversary- Special Aircraft from Ace Combat Infinity, made in honor of the series' 20th anniversary, will be made into a model kit courtesy of Hasegawa Hobby Kits. Available this late February for 3,600 yen, fans can take home and build this commemorative aircraft to celebrate Ace Combat's 20th year.


- Earlier, Nestle Japan launched a Japan-exclusive flavor of their Kit Kat candies and that flavor in question is...sake. Although the flavor comes in powdery form, it's still considered as alcohol and this variant's not suitable for children due to its 0.8% alcohol content the packaging warns.

- The IDOLM@STER's official radio program, iM@STUDIO, will air its last episode on the 12th of February on the HiBiKi Radio Station and on the 20th of Fenruary on the Nicovideo site. For over 252 episodes, we witnessed Eriko Nakamura and Asami Imai providing the best updates in the world of iDOLM@STER as well as some added variety when the show began in April 2011.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye; guess who's back? Yep, it's that Frankie Arinolli again, and any idea why he came back? And who is the secret admirer Yaya Dub's talking about? Tune in next time and find out.

- Life after Disney's hit TV cartoon show, Gravity Falls, ends this mid-February, series creator Alex Hirsch is developing a new cartoon comedy show for FOX Television.

TTFN!!!



Monday, February 8, 2016

Broncos won historic SB50 match


The 50th Super Bowl match is by no means the most historic of all the past Super Bowl matches since the first Super Bowl occurred in the 60's and with the match between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, this was one heck of a match that, of course, will be written in the American football history books.

At the score of 24-10, the Denver Broncos won the historic match against the Carolina Panthers, all thanks to their questionable but rough offensive and defensive strategies pulled by the Broncos' finest players. The Panthers did well but they were lacking much effort, even for the star player Cam Newton himself.

Post-game, Broncos' Von Miller was named as the SB50 MVP and joining the ranks of the past Super Bowl MVPs in history. As for star player Peyton Manning, during an interview, looks like he puts his retirement decision on hold and he will keep playing to his heart's content.

Well done Broncos for your historic win in the 50th Super Bowl match!

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 73



In case you missed it, the Denver Broncos named as the champions of the historic Super Bowl 50 game. Long story short but on this Super Bowl special of the Driving Music segment, let's list down the songs heard on the big game's car commercials provided by some intel recorded by the intellectual few:

1) Somebody To Love by Queen - from the US Honda Ridgeline "Somebody to Love" commercial

2) Apache by Incredible Bongo Band - from the US Toyota Prius "Prius Car Chase" commercial

3) Whatta Man by Salt 'n' Pepa With En Vogue - from the US Hyundai Elantra "Ryanville" commercial

4) Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen - from the Acura "What He Said" commercial

5) Starman by David Bowie - from the US Audi R8 "Commander" commercial

6) Another One Bites The Dust - from the US Hyundai Genesis "Dad" commercial

...and that is it. Hope you've enjoyed the game as much as enjoying the big game ads!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

20 Years of Pokemon: Your favorite per type?


Continuing on the celebration for twenty years of Pokemon, it's time to focus on my favorite Pokemon per type. Up until now, there are 18 Pokemon types from Grass to Fairy and these types decide the battling factor for every trainer if they have the knowledge to know what's super effective against, not very effective against, and what doesn't affect. Between you and me, each type has its fanbase and if somebody asked me...do you have a favorite Pokemon? Well, I can tell you what's my favorite Pokemon...by type!

Bug - I would say Vivillon because despite being dreadful that it's considered as the, well you get the idea, Vivillon is well famous for its different kinds of patterns most trainers wanted to collect by trading each others' Vivillons for patterns. Although I'm not nearly once for pattern collections, I find Vivillon to be quite a charm for me.

Dragon - I think it would have to be Salamence because thanks to its brutal offensive powers as well as its Intimidate ability, I see Salamence to be quite a multirole in terms of Pokemon battles. With its Mega Evolution introduced in ORAS, my strong liking to Salamence has been powered up a little further.

Fairy - Like everyone else in the world, I would prefer Sylveon. Since the introduction of Fairy types in XY (perhaps I have a strong theory that someone worked under the influence of Project Fairy in the making of these games), some are very skeptical about Fairy types. There are those new to the franchise and there are existing ones reclassified as Fairies, but either way, the Fairy type has been quite a welcoming addition to the franchise and this Sylveon, one of the Eevee friends, takes the cake.

Fire - Charizard because it has been the pride of every Pokemon trainer in the world since the very beginning. Red from Pokemon Origins has one, Ash used to had one of those, even Alain (the guy from the Mega Evolution specials and now reappearing as Ash's formidable rival in the XYZ series) has one! Anyway, I have always been a fan of Charizard since the first games and while stories get older, Charizard gets better.

Ghost - My favorite Ghost Pokemon will always be Gengar because apart from its scary appearance, Gengar's quite a quick fighter to lunge its foes with its long range attacks. I have been in love with Gengar since the first games, although I didn't managed to have one in the past due to the fact that Gengar evolves by trading.

Ground - Groudon is my favorite Ground Pokemon because apart from being one of the Hoenn legends, Groudon's proven to be the most powerful of all the Ground types and with Primal Reversion, the unique combination of Ground-and-Fire really is proof that Groudon is the master of the lands, which is the same way as Kyogre rules the seas.

Normal - I couldn't think of a favorite Normal type Pokemon but if there's one, there's room for Swellow because I find Swellow to be quite a dark horse in battles thanks to its Guts ability. When Poisoned, Burned, or Paralyzed, its attack power is boosted and with the combination of this Guts ability and the Facade attack, Swellow's bound to deliver some serious damage to its enemies. Clever, I dare say.

Psychic - I know one and it has to be Gardevoir because in my previous posts, I've listed Gardevoir as one of the prettiest Pokemons in history and apart from being a graceful looking Pokemon, Gardevoir is a fierce fighter that takes advantage to its Special Attack power.

Steel - Aegislash for me because back then, I managed to take advantage of Aegislash's strategy involving defend-first-before-attack. That's when its King's Shield comes into play and while taking advantage of its incredibly high defense on Shield Form, I can unleash powerful attacks when switched to Blade Forme. Then, I managed to have Aegislash defend again. This whole defend-before-attack trick is what made others taking advantage of Aegislash.

Dark - Of all the Dark types, my bet would be on Zoroark. It's a shame that I didn't put Zoroark in the list of scariest Pokemons but what made me surprised is its Illusion ability that takes the appearance of the last conscious party Pokemon upon battling. It's like a Ditto in so many ways but there's a chink; it can only use most of Zoroark's moves. Tricky, isn't it? You couldn't tell unless the impostor used the Night Daze. If it uses it, it's bound to be Zoroark's.

Electric - Pikachu will always be, and ever be, my favorite Pokemon not just for the Electric types but for the rest of the Pokemon. It's the cutest, the prettiest, and the scariest Pokemon I will always remember for.

Fighting - I strongly believed that Lucario is my favorite Fighting-type Pokemon just like the rest of the world does. While its defense is somewhat lacking, it's amazing combination of offense and speed is what made Lucario great on Pokemon battles and when its Mega Evolution's engaged, Lucario can triumph any challenge it sees fit.

Flying - Yeah, I admit, I should have mentioned....someone from far above, but if I have a favorite Flying-type Pokemon, I think it would have to be Talonflame because it's brave enough to use whatever recoil attacks it see fit and it's quick on its Gale Wings. Get it?

Grass - For Grass-types, my favorite will be the pretty Roserade because I am in love in its appearance and it makes me want to have one, although I may find that its attributes haven't tested yet in the field of battle, but the more I'm using Roserade, the more it will unleash its inner potential.

Ice - From the long list of Ice types, my favorite will be Weavile because not only it's offensive, it's darn quick. I wish I want to try Weavile out when Pokken Tournament comes out because I wanna see if that Weavile lives up to its quicky promise.

Poison - Well, you got me, but Muk's my favorite Poison-type Pokemon because its scary appearance is what made me swoon since my childhood.

Rock - I am no fan of Rock-type but if I had a favorite, I believe it's Aerodactyl. Having emerged from the Old Amber fossil, Aerodactyl's well known for its combination of brute force and speed and with its Mega Evolution engaged, Aerodactyl knows who's laughing now at the end of the battle.

Water - Blastoise is not just my favorite Water-type Pokemon but it's the first Pokemon I will always remember for ever since I had a Blue Version when I was a elementary school kid. Blastoise and I had been in numerous challenges and I had fond memories with it. You will always be my first Pokemon.

Well, that's all there is to it but the Pokemon 20 year celebration continues because throughout the year 2016, let's talk more about what's what in the world of Pokemon from games, the TV show, and whatever. Until then, see you next time.

Photo: Pokemon

Honda Odyssey Hybrid

For the first time in the Honda Odyssey's two-decade long history, a hybrid model is offered in Honda's flagship minivan that has been nosing around against the likes of Toyota's Alphard and Nissan's Elgrand. So, what's it all about?

2016 Honda Odyssey Hybrid
Previewed from last year's Tokyo Motor Show and now on sale across Japan, the Odyssey Hybrid offers the same luxury features as the normal Odyssey would provide now with the hybrid powertrain to keep things going the distance. Of course, Japan is the nation where the hybrid car is born and now spreaded worldwide like a viral outbreak, but underneath the Odyssey Hybrid is the same hybrid powertrain derived from the Honda Accord.

It comes with the similar Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) powertrain and if you need a quick refresher on that, it uses three different engine modes such as EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode, and Engine Drive Mode.

With the Hybrid Drive Mode engaged, both the 2.0L i-VTEC petrol engine and the electric motor are working in unison to deliver a combined power output of 184PS of power and 315Nm of torque. With all that torque, looks like this minivan is off to a clean getaway now without all the drama involved. As for the fuel economy, it's no surprise that with the hybrid drivetrain and the CVT gearbox equipped, it's capable of 26.0km/L, which is surprisingly more than what the hybrid Toyota Alphard get. Sharp move, though.

Apart from its hybrid powertrain, the new Odyssey Hybrid still has the same suspension layout as the normal gasoline variant, meaning it still comes with the front MacPherson struts, rear Torsion Beam, and Rack and Pinion Steering. Although it feels heavier to drive than the normal Odyssey and less exciting to drive for an individual, it's rather good and comfortable to drive on the day-to-day basis. Apart from using it as a family car on your next family bonding, it's well suited as an escort for celebrities, politicians, or any other VIPs. Sounds classy, right?

The Odyssey Hybrid starts at 3,560,000 Yen and while this maybe more expensive to own than the normal Odyssey, it's surprisingly cheaper to own than the hybrid version of the Toyota Alphard, making it a smart buy.

Available Colors: White Orchid Pearl, Super Platinum Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Premium Venus Black Pearl, Premium Deep Rosso Pearl, and Premium Spice Blue Pearl.

Photo: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Forza Motorsport 6: 500 miles a day

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Subaru's classic JDM 4WD grand tourer, the Alcyone SVX, is undoubtedly one of the most requested rides to be featured on Forza Motorsport 6 and with the release of the Alpinestars Car Pack, we have been given the chance to try out this classic Subie noteworthy of its "500miles a day" slogan. Why? Because it said so in the TV commercial back in the 90's. Anyway, so what's it all about the SVX?

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Launched in 1991, the Alcyone SVX served as Subaru's flagship grand tourer coupe with the slogan "500miles a day".

Apart from its Giugiaro-inspired styling and its glass-to-glass round-canopy, the Alcyone SVX comes with a water-cooled 3.3L boxer-six engine and Subaru's first variable torque distribution electronically controlled four-wheel drive (VTD-4WD). The engine produces 230HP of power and 228lb-ft if torque while mated exclusively with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with strut suspension on both front and rear wheels as well as ventilated disc brakes.

Despite the heavyweight body, the SVX drives just like a luxury grand tourer with its comfort and accessible handling suitable for the long-distance cruising ahead.

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It's kinda shame that despite its futuristic styling reminiscent of its arch-rival, the first-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse, its auto-only gearbox is what made the SVX failed as a sportscar made for the discerning car enthusiasts looking for some alternatives to the R32 Skyline GT-R and no matter how far you'll go, the SVX doesn't feel as exciting to drive as today's WRX STi or BRZ, but despite its massive flaws, the SVX remains a future classic not by its fanbase and its Giugiaro-penned styling but it's the rarity that makes it hard to find one nowadays. I kinda admit I was swooned by nostalgia because every time I drive the SVX in game, it kinda reminiscent of the classic commercial. Makes me wanna fall asleep and dream that I'm seeing the SVX's Japanese commercial again and again and again, day in and day out.

Anyway, no time for nostalgia trip because I head on the Top Gear Test Track on a rainy day to compare against other coupes Subaru made throughout its history.

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What I brought here is the past and present Subaru coupes the SVX will face today. On the top, it's the perfect version of the Impreza Retna called the 22B STi, styled in honor of the WRC-winning rally car, and in the bottom, it's the Subaru BRZ, a rear-wheel drive coupe built in collaboration with Toyota. Relax, this is just a Toyota 86 in Subaru's clothing.

Anyway, since it's raining outside the track, I'd expect the 4WD Subies will perform just the way it was made, especially the SVX, because the BRZ's a rear-wheel drive and rear-wheel drives can be problematic in the rainy weather...or is it? You see, despite the BRZ being short on power compared to the SVX, it's surprisingly lighter even though it comes with rear-wheel drive. So, without further ado, let's drive these two-door Subies round the Top Gear Track, even when it rains!



After a lap round the Top Gear Track, the results are in. The SVX did in in 1:41.825 while the 22B STi did it in 1:36.916, and the BRZ in 1:40.754.

The conclusion; even though the SVX failed to meet its sportscar credentials in Subaru history, it still is a not-so-bad grand tourer that you can enjoy for as much as the driver likes. I wanna drive this car for just 500 miles a day. Whoop! There goes the commercial. Ha ha ha... Still, it's good to have the SVX part of the FM6 car roster.

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North Korea launched a missile


The Japanese government says that North Korea has launched what is believed to be an ICBM on Sunday morning, ahead of the planned Monday launch schedule. Officials verified that one projectile was fired from the western coast of the Korean Peninsula heading south at around 0931 Hours Japan Time.

The so-called ballistic missile was split into five parts. One fell into the Yellow Sea about 150km west while the other two landed in the East China Sea about 250km southwest. They estimate another part flew through Japanese airspace over Okinawa and dropped to the Pacific Ocean, about 2,000km south of Japan. A fifth part also went over Japanese airspace and continued southward.

Source: NHK WORLD
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