Saturday, July 30, 2011

Special interview with Lee Min Ho about City Hunter and the Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster in City Hunter

So, the SBS action drama, City Hunter, ended that week with a bang, made it the most successful Korean dramas aired in SBS. The ending was highly successful thanks to its high ratings because most of them got hooked all the way to the very end.

And to think that whoever says "What was the car used in City Hunter", well how many times I said, that car was the Hyundai Veloster, the hatchback coupe which was the first of Hyundai's new Premium Youth Lab sub-brand and it was limited up to 18,000 units in South Korea. Better don't ask that question again or else!

Anyway, there is a special interview with Lee Min Ho, about his progress between being a main character from City Hunter and his impressions on the new Hyundai Veloster. I'm sure he loved the Veloster because of such agility and style. We weren't surprised to see the progress of Lee Min Ho and the Hyundai Veloster all the way to the very end.


BMW 1-Series M Coupe (E82) and BMW 6-Series Convertible (F12)

2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

2012 BMW 6-Series Cabrio

The debut of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and the BMW 6-Series Cabrio's full model change really sparked BMW fans from the Philippines everywhere. With distributor Asian Carmakers behind this, we were surprised to see these two new stars arrived in our shores.

For power, we would recommend the new BMW 1-Series M Coupe but act fast because it's a limited edition model. This latest M car is powered with the new 3.0L 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine that produces 340HP of power, 450Nm of torque and 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds. It costs 5,540,000 Philippine Pesos.

For the grand-touring experience, we recommend seeing the BMW 6-Series Convertible F12. The new BMW F12 is available in two engine types such as the N55B30 3.0L L6 TwinPower TurboValvetronic engine for the 640i and a N63B44 4.4L TwinPower Turbo direct injection engine for the 650i. The BMW 640i Cabrio equipped with the N55B30 3.0L L6 TwinPower Turbo Valvetronic engine is equipped with the idling stop function courtesy of BMW EfficientDynamics. Both of them are powered with the 8-speed sports automatic gearbox. The 640i Cabrio's price is 8,780,000 Philippine Pesos while the 650i Cabrio's price starts at 10,780,000 Philippine Pesos.


GT5 Save Data Corrupted? What you should have do...

Nissan GT-R Spec V

A certain player asked me that his GT5 data's been corrupted. We don't know what was caused this but you know what, here's something that he should have do...

Next time, you should make a backup copy of your GT5 Save Data. First exit GT5, then select Saved Data Utility (PS3) on the Game section. Find the "GRAN TURISMO 5" save data and press the Triangle button. After that, select "Copy". At the select the destination, either your USB devices or your Online Storage (once if you're a Playstation Plus subscriber) are your best friends to backup your GT5 save data.

According to the GT5's in-game manual, a save data created when signed in to the PSN cannot be loaded to another PS3 unless the system is signed in to the same PSN account. Be aware when doing this.

It might be best to back-up your GT5 save file annually so when the data corruption strikes, you're fully prepared.

That's my advice...

Photo shown: Nissan GT-R Spec V at Special Stage Route 7

Battle of the Brainless: Mindless Masters Edition

What just happened on the July 29, 2011 episode of Lokomoko?

- War zone gags

- The brainless strikes back as Lokomoko goes Battle of the Brainless: Mindless Masters Edition!

Charlie Younghusband (Caloy Alde)

Sec. Laila Gumila (Tuesday Vargas)

Sen. Ping Loyzaga (Empoy)

Question 1: Anong uri ng hayop si "Bangis"?

Answers: Bampira, paniki, bat, low bat, butete, buteteng may pangil, palaka, palakang bato, Babaeng Hampaslupa

Angel Locsintus Bacillus Shrotastrain (Tuesday Vargas)
Noynoy Zuniga (Rainier Castillo)

Binay Morales (Valeen Montenegro)

Question 2: Sinong matinee idol na dating miyembro ng "The Hunks" ang may initials na "P.P."?

Answers: P.P. Pimintel, P.P. Smith, P.P. Agimat, P.P. Gandanghari, Peter Pan, Pong Pagong, Pedro Penduko

Sheriff Cosim (JC De Vera)

Sara Butete (Dianne Medina)

Question 3: Ito ay isang nobela ng ating pambansang bayani, ang titulo nito ay "Noli Me______"

Answers: Castro, Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do, Title, Topak, Tililing, Noli Me Toyo

- Another Whose Line Is It Anyhow?!

1) Kapag ang katawan mo'y nag-iinit, lagi na lang ako ang hinahanap hanap mo. Maya't maya mo akong ginagamit at pinapago. Hindi ka na naawa! - Aircon

2) Andito ako sa tapa ng bahay! - Gate

3) Grabe! Lagi na lang kung tratuhin mo ako, bayaran! - Cashier

4) Cut!!! - Gunting

5) Kainis ka! Lagi mo na lang ako tinutulugan - kama

6) Bangko na naman ako?! Lagi na lang ako bangko! - Bangko

7) Bakit ba pinapabalik-balik n'yo ako? - Yoyo

8) Ang baba naman ng tingin mo sa akin - Baba

Friday, July 29, 2011

Do-It-Yourself Picnic Table

What we learned something by the Art Throb from the July 29 episode of Banana Split:

Art Throb's DIY Picnic Table

Art Throb taught us how to make a Do-It-Yourself Picnic Table with the use of Styrofoam and PVC pipes. It was proven to be durable except Jobert back-flipped through the table. OUCH!

Who do you want to sit to?
Lucky or Wacky?

And guess what? Lucky & Wacky competes again! Lucky and Wacky are trying to prove which of these two is Wendy's type by sitting next to one of these in the car.

Explorer EcoBoost

2011 Ford Explorer

It's finally here. For the 2012 Model Year, the Ford Explorer finally receives the turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost engine! The new 2.0L EcoBoost engine provides 240HP of power, 270lb-ft of torque, and fuel economy of 28MPG highway. It was more fuel efficient than the V6 variant! Unfortunately, it was available only in FF variants. It will be available in late summer 2011.

My verdict: Like what FGP said, the Explorer Ecoboost will be in the Philippines next year because the new Explorer V6 will be available first starting late 2011.


Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

Last year, the V12-powered Lamborghini Murciélago ended production, giving a grand total of over 4,000 units built. The death of the Murciélago is somewhat spilled with criticisms but until now, the successor of the Murciélago has arrived under the name, Aventador, named after a legendary Spanish bull which Lamborghini has a tradition of naming exotics after raging bulls.

Like the legendary bull, the Lamborghini is fierce and deadly. The design was borrowed from the limited edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car, providing some futuristic cues to the Aventador, making it a sharp-dressed exotic designed and engineered at Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. On the interior, the Aventador boasts overall luxury that puts the McLaren MP4-12C to shame.

2012 Lamborghini Aventador interior

Of course, the dashboard kinda reminds me of the McLaren MP4-12C but that's different for the Aventador. These fighter jet-like cues really put the Aventador to the versus mode and ready for some massive fistfights against the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Lexus LFA, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, or even the Nissan GT-R R35. Whoever drives that must have called him a very aggressive businessman, leaving all the IT guys behind the business world.

Under the bonnet, the new Lamborghini Aventador is fully armed with the newly-developed L539 (6.5L V12) engine that produces a power output of 700PS/8250rpm, torque output of 690 N·m/5500rpm, CO2 emissions of 398 g/km, and combined fuel economy of 5.8km/L (17,2 l/100 km). This new engine is Euro5 compliant and by the numbers, the newly developed L539 engine give the Aventador a maximum top speed of 350 km/h and 0-100kph in about 2.9 seconds. Since it's a midship 4WD exotic, launch is the Aventador's biggest forte.

A special transmission, a 7-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission, is engineered because no existing semi-auto transmission can handle the torque of the L539 engine. The ISR transmission provides the fastest shifting time of 50 milliseconds, making it one of the best features the Aventador does not live without it.

The Aventador is offered in 13 exterior colors such as Nero Aldebaran, Giallo Evros, Bianco Isis, Nero Pegaso, Grigio Estoque, Grigio Antares, Blu Hera, Arancio Argos, Arancio Atlas, Giallo Orion, Nero Nemesis, Bianco Canopus, and Marrone Apus.

My Comment:
The Aventador's biggest strength was its aerodynamics, design, new V12 engine, new transmission, MR-4WD combo, jet-like design, and the raw power that keep fans salivated for more. Ideally, Lamborghini limits its production to more than 4,000 units but unfortunately, it was already spoken for. Did you know, before PGA Cars starting distributing Lamborghini cars in the Philippines before the end of 2011, about eight mega-wealthy Filipinos were the ones who placed an order for the Lamborghin Aventador. Being sold-out after its unveiling, the Aventador turned out to be more profitable for the company. There's also a roadster version coming soon next year. Whoever has one, must have been called a very bad businessman.

Because there is no Best Motoring since it was axed after the June 2011 issue, there is no chance we can see the Lamborghini Aventador making the turns on Tsukuba Circuit or Fuji Speedway.

Official site:

8 Filipinos placed orders for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

2012 Lamborghini Aventador

The Murcielago successor, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 debuted on the Geneva Motor Show earlier and it was sold out for the first half of the year, making it the most successful Lamborghini built. Did you know, that about 8 wealthy Filipinos already placed orders for the Aventador, each costs 30 million Philippine Pesos. It was a good start for PGA Cars, which is now the official Lamborghini distributor of the Philippines.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another Korepino words you're interested with...

Guess what, Ryan Bang's here again for another Kore-Pino on the July 28, 2011 episode of Banana Split. Here are the Korean words that sound Tagalog-ish:

1) The Korean word of October is Sip-Wol. Sip-Wol sounds like sipol, which is Tagalog for whistle.

2) Apu is Korean for painful. But Apu sounds like apo, which means grandchild.

Hope you'll learned something from Ryan Bang himself!

Vauxhall Insignia VXR (Opel Insignia OPC) - Forza 3 Owner's View

We'll let Ron De Los Reyes try the Insignia...

Tales of the Insignia Project

FINAL IMPRESSIONS: The Insignia Project... If my memory serves me correctly, GM Europe started the Insignia Project when the Insignia was launched since 2008 in Europe and in January 2009 in the Great Britain as the Vauxhall Insignia. It was the first to attain the new logo for both Opel and Vauxhall. Later on, a high-performance version of the Insignia known as the Insignia OPC (Insignia VXR in Britain) appeared and it comes with a Flexride suspension, adaptive 4x4, and a turbocharged V6 engine. These qualities truly called the Insignia OPC/VXR a monstrous European machine that has the quality of high-performance luxury sports cars such as the BMW M5.

The Insignia Project hasn't stopped there. Forza Motorsport 3 added the Vauxhall Insignia VXR to the Road & Track Car Pack since April 2010 and it given Forza players the opportunity to try out the monstrosity of the Insignia VXR's turbocharged V6 engine and the Flexride suspension. Because of my trend to try out the latest and the hottest cars, I still haven't quite given up playing this game and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR is one the finest British sports saloon ever made. Welcome to my office...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Alpha Bert turns PIRATA into PITAKA!

In another Alpha Bert on the July 27 episode of Banana Split, a woman lost her wallet. Alpha Bert approaches and helps the woman get the wallet back but first, Alpha Bert encountered a PIRATA, and by PIRATA, that's the word. Remove the letter R, arrange the letter T, add the letter K and you have PITAKA! Another being helped by Alpha Bert, the superhero who's not a number but a letter that solves your problem.

Lumilindol! Nagsigawan ang mga tao.
Katapusan na! Katapusan na!
Sigaw si Pedro: Mga shonga...akinse pa lang!

Leo - Makikilala mo na ang babaeng matagal mo nang hinahanap. Ang babaeng ito ay ikaw mismo kaya magladlad ka na 'day!

Tip sa mga babaeng may crush: Kung kamukha ko kayo, FORGET ABOUT IT!

The World God Only Knows II (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II) Original Soundtrack

The World God Only Knows II Original Soundtrack

Watching The World God Only Knows II (日本名:神のみぞ知るセカイII) kinda reminds me of 100 Days To Heaven but the tandem of Keima Katsuragi and Elsie are not like Anna Manalastas and Sophia Mendoza because it's a different angle but anyway, the duo continue their mission to win the hearts over girls. This whole mission is nothing like a video game. With the introduction of characters like Haqua, Kusunoki Kasuga, Chihiro Kosaka, and Jun Nagase, along with others, the all-star cast really turned TWGOK II one of the best loved anime series ever seen.

To make it up from this 12-episode anime series that succeeds from its first half, the original soundtrack of TWGOK II is now here and the original music score by Hayato Matsuo really get them reminisce back Keima Katsuragi's mission to win women's hearts and the freak insanity offered. The World God Only Knows II really turned from 100 Days To Heaven to 12 Days To Freak Insanity because of the story-line. Also featured are TV sized versions of theme songs such as A Whole New World God Only Knows and Ai No Yokan. The final closing theme titled HAPPYEND by Hiro Shimono and Sakura Tange, once teased in the final episode of The World God Only Knows II, was included as a TV EDIT version because the release date of the full version of HAPPYEND has yet to be determined. We have to wait 'till Geneon Universal Entertainment green lights that song teased from the final episode.

01 恋~口づけまでの距離Ⅱ[メインテーマ改]
02 A Whole New World God Only Knows (TVsize)
03 剛健な乙女
04 古式武術春日流羅新活殺術
05 軟弱な乙女
06 武 vs 女
07 現実の中で
08 地区長、来たる。
09 地区長、行動す。
10 一等公務魔と三等公務魔
11 不気味な劇場
12 優等悪魔の光と影
13 駆け魂勾留作戦!
14 大丈夫、大切なあなたへ
15 アイノヨカン feat.駆け魂隊 (TV-EDIT)
16 平凡少女
17 雨ばっか……
18 パラメーター誤読
19 雨、雨、雨……
20 初めて恋をした記憶 ~ピアノ伴奏~
21 初めて恋をした記憶 (TV-EDIT)
22 2年B組新米先生
23 ジャンボ鶴馬のテーマ~O
24 理想と現実の狭間で
25 いつも心に太陽を
26 アイノヨカン (TVsize)
27 五つ葉のクローバーを探す少女

IS FACTS 開発へのこだわり - Vol. 04

This is it. Most of you waited for 24 hours, the exact length of time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans held at Circuit De La Sarthe in France, to get your hands of the price. Instead of 24 Hours of Le Mans, this is 24 Hours of anime store, exactly that you've been waited to get your hands (already smothered with French Fries) on IS (Infinite Stratos) DVD or Blu-Ray Volume 4. The reason why you guys waited to get your hands on that because (your number one favorite) Charlotte "Charles" Dunois (シャルロット"シャルル" デュノア) was on it right? Admit it, most of you love that Parisian chick because of, well, you know. Anyway, after my trip to Le Mans, here's the 100のヴィ学 on (your favorite IS chick) Charlotte Dunois. Ready Get Set Juicy! And if I mean Juicy, cue the music from Juicy please!
IS (Infinite Stratos) Blu-Ray Vol. 4

Despite being disguised as a male in the IS School, Charlotte "Charles" Dunois is highly attractive to the eyes of fans. Even Ichika knows what might comes next to this French representative. And if I meant that, the dialogue "Ichika, you pervert" is the most catchiest Charlotte Dunois line everyone would love to repeat that line over and over again. If you were a female wanted to disguise as a boy (take the female protagonists from Hana Kimi Taiwan Drama and the Korean drama The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince), how would you do that? Guess girls wanted to be just like Charlotte Dunois, right? When you lay your eyes at the face of Charlotte "Charles" Dunois, it's like love that pushed your heart to the Veyron speed at the Le Mans Circuit De La Sarthe's Mulsanne Corner. She had an innocent smile of a Parisian chic but she had a heart of the Veyron because her personal Infintie Stratos was the Rafale Revive Custom II.

Behind the voice is Kana Hanazawa who was Kanade "Tenshi" Tachibana from Angel Beats, Kobato, Nadeko from Bakemonogatari, Zange from Kannagi, Shiori from The World God Only Knows, Ruri "Kuroneko" Goko from Ore No Imouto Ga Wake Ga Nai, and Rhythmy Kyono from Tokimeki Memorial 4. We weren't sure why Kana Hanazawa landed the role of the French chick from IS but we sure is fun to have her. France-tan is best-tan!

About IS DVD & BD Vol. 4: Once you get your hands on Infinite Stratos DVD or Blu-Ray Volume 4, you length of time for getting hooked will exceed the time length of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That means, you'll get hooked more of its special features such as special audio commentary by Yoko Hikasa and Kana Hanazawa, and textless outro version 4. Episodes 7 and 8 are included. What also got themselves hooked is the limited edition that includes another booklet about everything IS and for the special a la carte is the Character Song CD which features Charlotte Dunois' character song and her solo version of the closing theme, Super Stream. This is love set to the Veyron speed at the Circuit De La Sarthe's Mulsanne Corner. Have fun!

For English-speaking customers:

IS DVD Vol. 4:

IS Blu-Ray Vol. 4:

Four down, two to go! We've already tackled Houki, Cecilia, Rin, and now Charlotte! Next stop, Laura Bodewig. Be careful, my next trip to Germany is going to be an extreme one. See you next month!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What if men are pregnant?

In Banana Split's ANO NGA KAYA on the July 26, 2011 episode, we imagined what if men are pregnant. Here are the possibilities:

1) Your pregnancy tests turned out to be positive

I'm pregnant!

2) You gave birth to a baby

Push, Jobert! Push!
3) You're nervous that you're pregnant

I'm nervous...

That's disgusting and painful for a male to be pregnant. Either way, are you pro-RH or anti-RH? Whatever, ANO NGA KAYA?

Nagtanong si teacher: Sino si Rizal?
Tahimik ang klase, walang sumasagot.
Hanggang sa mainip si Pedro.
Sumagot ito: Ma'am, baka po sa ibang seksyon siya!

Pisces - Lalago ang negosyo mong flower shop! Kundi man ito lumago sa kita, siguradong lalago ang mga tinda mong bulaklak!

Tip sa galing sa opisina: Wag dadaan ang sari-sari store. Malamang sa hindi, merong dyang nagiinuman. Baka mapatagay ka. (SHHH...)

Rest in piece, Mr. Hot Wheels

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the death of Elliot Handler, the co-founder of Mattel who gave birth to Hot Wheels, the toy car collection adorned by kids of all ages because of its collection and wild sets (that has some traps, traps, and some roller-coaster like roads).

Elliot Handler (age 95) died on Thursday by a heart failure. He created Hot Wheels that made a sensation for young boys just like Barbie that attracts young girls. It even collaborated with Electronic Arts for the PSOne video game and Hot Wheels spawned cartoons of those from Acceleracers to Hot Wheels Battle Force 5.

With the death of the creator, we will surely miss him because of his extreme creations that fueled the young boys for collecting lots and lots of Hot Wheels cars. I maybe not a Hot Wheels fan but I am surely missed him. He maybe passed away but the Hot Wheels legacy lives on because boys of all ages adorned these collection.


Are you the 4G CR-V?

1st generation CR-V (1995-2001):
1st-generation CR-V

2nd generation CR-V (2001-2006):

2nd-generation CR-V

3rd generation CR-V (2006-2011)

3rd-generation CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V Concept:

2011 Honda CR-V Concept

The 2011 Honda CR-V Concept previews the 4th-generation CR-V destined to be on sale before the end of 2011. What I can see only is the front view that has the grille of the USDM Accord Crosstour. It's like a combination of Sportage R and Volvo XC60. This looks nice. If went to production, this would be the best CR-V yet!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The most powerful C-Class Coupe serving it up the AMG way!

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Is the MB C63 AMG Coupe not enough? Worry no more because AMG debuted the ultimate C63 AMG Coupe loaded with extras.

Called the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, this improved version of the C63 AMG Coupe is packed with extraordinary features that made us envy to have one because of its improved handling, improved M156 engine, improved suspension, improved aerodynamics, and the willpower to surpass against the corners of the earth; from Tsukuba, Suzuka, Catalunya, Silverstone, Laguna Seca, Sarthe, Monaco, or even the Nurburgring.

However, sales will start this January next year while sales in China and U.S. will be this March. This will take too long...

The Ultimate British Lightweight Machine - The Caterham Seven Fireblade

Escaping the businessman...

The Caterham Seven is one of the finest British sports cars ever built and it was famous for its lightweight sizing, making it fast and agile like a go-kart. However, one kind of Caterham Seven only exists in the world of Gran Turismo. Go ahead, when you Google search the term "Caterham Seven Fireblade", chances are that the Caterham Fireblade only exists in the Gran Turismo franchise. I wonder if there is one Caterham Fireblade exist in real life? Are there any owners of this mysterious Caterham Seven powered by a Honda Fireblade engine?

The Fireblade storms the Top Gear Test Track

The Caterham Seven Fireblade is powered by a 900cc inline 4 cylinder engine sourced from the Honda Fireblade motorcycle, providing a power output of 138HP, torque of 87ft-lb, and weighs 369kg. Because of such lightness, many people who owned the Caterham Fireblade can max it out to the limit. It can either be 207HP (fully tuned with Stage 3 Turbo) or 237HP (fully tuned with Supercharger) respectively. Before participating in the British Lightweights at the Seasonal Events section, they want to tone the fully tuned Caterham Fireblade down a little to match the required 550PP limit. Let's just say um, increasing the weight a little.

Along came a Black Fireblade

Even with the monster hiding inside the Fireblade's lightweight body, there is a heavy disadvantage. The Caterham Fireblade is somewhat not good at straight lines because it can be easily overtaken by such heavyweight exotics, especially the rare Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car but despite that, the Fireblade loves corners especially when it gets carried away. Judging by its lightweight size, the Caterham Fireblade is the ultimate British lightweight machine. Finding it on the Used Car dealer sounds tough but once you saw one and had enough money, well, it's up to you.

Junk Art Robot

Art Throb's Junk Art Robot

Guess what? The Art Throb (John Prats) taught us how to make a "Junk Art Robot" with the use of 4 empty soda cans, 2 noodle cups, coffee cup, two styro cups, set of chopsticks, plastic spoon and fork and the most important, the glue gun. One advice is to make quick use of the glue gun.

Hey, guess what? Ryan Bang taught us another Korean words that sound like Tagalog words in another Kore-Pino! First off, the Korean word of White or Puti is Hayan, and Hayan is the Tagalog word for there! The Korean word for Doon or There is Chog-ee. Chog-ee sounds like Tsugi which means dead.

Sa isang office sa City Hall, nakasulat ang sign na "Bawal Mag-ingay" kasunod nito ang isa pang sign na ang sabi ay "Baka magising kami"

Taurus - Masasaktan ang puso mo dahil sa iiwan ka ng minamahal mo. Masakit talaga sa puso dahil ikaw ay may sakit sa puso.

Tip sa waiter: Singkwenta Pesos o Isang Daan. Depende kung kuripot ka o hindi.

Ford Taurus in Andalusia...

Ford Taurus in Andalusia

The question is, what does the sixth-generation Ford Taurus doing in the movie titled Andalusia: Megami no Hofuku, which stars Yuji Oda, Meisa Kuroki, and Hideaki Ito?

Besides, the Ford Taurus is not available in Europe because the Ford Mondeo takes place. What's this car doing here? I don't know...

We could just scratch our heads wondering how did the sixth-generation Ford Taurus made an appearance on Andalusia: Megami no Hofuku. That movie was shot entirely from France to Spain, regarding the latest case for Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda, played by Yuji Oda. What asked is, how did the Ford Taurus landed on that Japanese movie shot entirely from Europe?

For those who watched Andalusia Megami no Hofuku, how did that happened?

L. Hamilton takes all at Nurburgring GP

Lewis Hamilton from McLaren-Mercedes wowed the crowd and emerged as German GP victor held at the Nurburgring GP Circuit last July 24, 2011.


We must been kidding. But this isn't a joke. This is real. Lewis Hamilton is 1st place at the German GP and by the results, this British F1 driver catches up against two Red Bull Racing drivers, Mark Webber and the fan favorite Sebastian Vettel. So far, S. Vettel's in 1st place by 216 points while Mark Webber's 2nd at 139 points and Lewis Hamilton from McLaren catches up at 3rd place via 134 points.

Further reading:

With all the Formula One race turned into a suspense thriller, what kind of "Thriller" moment we will catch up next on Hungary this July 31? Stay tuned...

Bulilits shoot, bulilits score!

What just happened on the July 24, 2011 episode of Goin Bulilit?

- Will the contestants achieved their weigh-in on The Big Guest Loser?

- Basketball gags

- Basketball-related "USE IT" jokes such as;

1) Spurs - Mauna na kayo mag use it Chacha! Ladies SPURS!

2) Dallas Maverick - Baka mapilayan si Bugoy. Ang DALLAS MAVERICK-dance eh!

3) Lakers - LAKERS sa ating mga Filipino ang matulungin

4) Hawks - Wag kayong magpapaniwala sa HAWKS-pocus ng mga magician

5) Milwaukee - MILWAUKEE nun! MILWAUKEE nyan ha!

6) Toronto - Relax ka lang! Wag kang ma-TORONTO!

7) Celtic - Tandaan nyo 'to. CELTIC lang ang walang ganti!

8) Nuggets - 'Di ko NUGGETS yung mga joke nyo!

9) Hornet - HORNET the dog out?!

10) Warrior - Feel at home sa mansion namin ha! Lahat ng gusto nyo, iutos nyo lang sa WARRIOR-doma namin

11) Phoenix - Ang saki ng puwet ko! PHOENIX-sa ako!

12) Miami - Di nyo ako maiinggit ng toys nyo! MIAMI ako nyan sa bahay!

13) Jazz - Pinapainit nyo ang ulo ko! JAZZ ko day!

- Payabangan ng mga delivery boy

- Locker room (volleyball players) gags

- Goin Bulilit music video of PATAPON

- Locker room (basketball players) gags

- Ready Get Set Goin (Palarong Pambata) in Hoop! Hoop! Hurray!

When Vice Ganda met Mara, Clara, Katorse, Jugs, and Teddy...

Erich Gonzales in a Gandang Gabi Vice episode!

Jugs and Teddy in a Gandang Gabi Vice episode!

Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in a Gandang
Gabi Vice episode!

Did you watch last night's episode of Gandang Gabi Vice since July 24, 2011? I know you did.

It was the best. Erich Gonzales, Jugs, Teddy, Kathryn Bernardo, and Jula Montes were on it!

Most favorite part is when Vice Ganda pokes fun to Kathryn and Julia because these two girls were from Mara Clara.

Wouldn't be nice?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Lime Alto

2011 Suzuki Concept-G

Well, I have to admit it that the seventh-generation Suzuki Alto in Japan (HA25S) is the "original" Alto rather than the international version Suzuki Alto (known in other countries as the Maruti A-Star or the Suzuki Celerio). Here in the 2011 Indonesian International Motor Show, Suzuki showcased the "lime" side of the Suzuki Alto HA25S under the name Suzuki Concept-G.


This looks fine. I wish Suzuki Philippines will bring the "REAL" Suzuki Alto as seen in Japan since it was debuted in December 2009 along with the Mazda Carol twin. It looks nicer than the Celerio I guess...

Audi Q3

2012 Audi Q3

Targeting the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is the new Audi Q3, the junior of the Audi SUV range consisting of that, the midsize Q5 (now with Hybrid), and the flagship Q7.

The new Audi Q3 is heavily inspired by the Cross Coupe Quattro and it was manufactured at the Martorell plant in Spain, where SEAT cars produced. It uses Volkswagen Group's A5 (PQ35) platform which was used on the Volkswagen Tiguan (or the upcoming SEAT crossover).

Judging from its design, the Audi Q3 looks more sharp-dressed than the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class and the BMW X1, which because most Audis are highly progressed, making the catchphrase "Luxury Has Progressed" is the main forte for Audi, making the Audi Q3 more progressed than the GLK and the X1.

2012 Audi Q3 interior

The interior reminds me of the Audi A1 subcompact but in my product of imagination, is this the SUV version of the A1? That's a lot of nonsense, the Audi Q3 has no relation to the Audi A1, even the new Q3's interior reminds me of the A1 because of its pop-up screen that uses Audi's Multimedia Interface that provides infotainment all day round for the driver.

2012 Audi Q3

Consider this your wake-up call, the new Audi Q3 is available in four engine types such as the 140PS 2.0L TDi Common Rail diesel, 170PS 2.0L TFSI engine, 177PS 2.0L Common Rail diesel, and the high performance 211PS 2.0L TFSI engine. The fun choice would be the 2.0L TFSi engine with 211PS of power because a turbocharged engine can be somewhat fun for the adrenaline seekers and with the Double Clutch Transmission, shifting became much easier. The most fuel efficient Q3 of all is the 2.0L TDi Common Rail diesel engine with 140PS of power output because of the fuel economy of 19.2km/L (5.2 Liter/100km) in a combined basis.

The Audi Q3 starts at 29,900 Euros for the 2.0 TDI variant. Available color variations include Amalfiweiß, Brillantschwarz, Eissilber Metallic, Gletscherweiß Metallic, Karibubraun Metallic, Kobaltblau Metallic, Monsungrau Metallic, Platinbeige Metallic, Samoaorange Metallic, Sphärenblau Metallic, and Phantomschwarz Perleffekt.

My Comment:
Being Audi's new small luxury crossover finally realize its progression after the progression of the midsize Q5 and the flagship Q7. The Audi Q3 really stands out the crowd with its progressed luxury, progressed sportiness, progressed power, and everything progressed to outpace against the likes of the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Can PGA Cars bring the Audi Q3 to the Philippines soon? We don't know but be patient...

Photo: AUDI AG

Are you the 2012 Toyota Camry?

Earlier, some Japanese blogger had scanned some magazine that shows the real exterior of the 2012 JDM-spec Toyota Camry (possibly now a hybrid-only sedan) powered with the newly-developed 2AR-FXE (2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC Dual VVTi) engine with the 60kW 2JM electric motor added.

Although this looks different from the upcoming US-spec Camry, all I can say is that I think I would go for the looks of the upcoming JDM-spec Camry because the JDM Camry is going to be the big brother of the Toyota Mark X.

Also take note: the Daihatsu version of the Camry, the Altis, may not follow since it was axed last year.

The executives in France-tan's clothing: Latitude vs. C5 vs. 508

2011 Renault Latitude

2011 Citroen C5

2011 Peugeot 508

Those three executive medium sedans are from France, hence I called them the executives in France-tan's clothing. Wouldn't believe I used the "France-tan" word? Never mind, the Renault Latitude, Peugeot 508, and the Citroen C5 sedan are executive medium sedans stands out the crowd with its premium quality, performance, comfort, and everything else. The Citroen C5 and Peugeot 508 are made in France but the Renault Latitude is made in South Korea under the name Renault Samsung SM5. Come to think of it, those three are beautiful indeed but time for me to judge which of these French executive medium sedans is my pick...

In terms of overall design: I guess I can make it a three-way tie because all three got the best looks.

In terms of pricing: Let's see, the Renault Latitude Business dCi150 costs 32,500 Euros while the Peugeot 508 Access 1.6L VTi 16v 120ch BMP6 costs 23,300 Euros and the Citroen C5 Berline VTi 120 BMP6 Attraction costs 22,600 Euros, which makes the Citroen C5 the winner because of its affordability.

In terms of fuel efficiency: Since both the Citroen C5 and the Peugeot 508 are offered with the e-HDi Micro-Hybrid technology, they deserved the credit. Better luck next time, Latitude.

In terms of performance: The Renault Latitude takes over. The Renault Latitude's V6 engine has more power than the 2.2L HDi engines offered from the Citroen C5 and the Peugeot 508. It is the only Renault that offers that kind of powerful diesel engine for now.

IM@S 2 coming to PS3?


The success of THE IDOLM@STER 2 on the XBOX 360, IDOLM@STER Master Artist 2 Collection, and THE IDOLM@STER anime series had Bandai Namco Games finally set free from their exclusivity because starting this Autumn 2011, THE IDOLM@STER 2 is coming to Playstation 3!

Check out the teaser site:

Officially Official! PS3 owners can now experience IM@S madness for the first time! ^^

Oreimo star in a reasonably priced Demio

The third-generation Mazda Demio (Mazda 2) facelift with the new SKYACTIV-G engine was here since June. There were commercials of it starring world soccer superstar Yuto Nagatomo. But here in Chiba, Japan, it was not enough to satisfy the craving of the new Demio SKYACTIV model. There was a print ad for Chiba Mazda dealerships that has the new, 30km/L, Mazda Demio SKYACTIV and (gasp) the main character of the controversial light novel and anime Ore no Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai (日本名:俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない), Kirino Kousaka!

Kirino Kousaka in a Chiba Mazda print ad

People from Chiba, Japan are complaining how did that happened. An Oreimo star for a reasonably priced Demio? We can't help it. A star of a reasonably priced car is born. That print ad served the point. Would that work? Remember, the Demio SKYACTIV sell very well in Japan.

I think most from Chiba would say "I'm sorry Nagatomo-san, I want Kirino Kousaka to be on that ad!"

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