Saturday, March 31, 2012

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 33

Whoa, some unusual attacks often happen all the time and it only happens at the blink of an eye. This time, I got another attack from an enemy that left a message saying "audi a1 sportback song commercial 2012". Ugh, petrolheads, petrolheads, petrolheads. When they heard a lyric from a commercial of a new car that was recently launched this year, they would rather attacking the music industry. It's like the motoring industry triumph against the music industry because petrolheads keep stealing music, even the ones from the car commercial, for their own driving pleasure. Where's the balance? Remember that there's a "dispute rejected, claim has been reinstated" policy out there. Shut up or be dead, okay?!

Now for some more five driving musics (car commercial songs) for them to shut up, okay?

5) Golden Chains by ALB (feat. The Shoes) - the song from the Peugeot 208 commercial!

4) Whatever by Oasis - the song from the 2007 Toyota Mark X Zio Japanese commercial

3) Set your Heart by Cyndi Lauper - from the 2008 Toyota Mark X Zio Japanese commercial

2) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Jo Stafford - from the 2005 Toyota Premio Japanese commercial

1) Dog Scratched Ear by Henry’s Funeral Shoe - from the US Fiat 500 Abarth "House Arrest" TV commercial starring Charlie Sheen

...and there we are. Another set of five commercial songs. Don't ask that I'm stupid about those because these are randomly selected by my own thoughts and understanding. If attacks happen, I'll be back...

Let's Do The News (March 31, 2012)

It's now time to do the news! And oh! What's the long face, chap? What's wrong? AH! OH MY!

Shakugan no Shana III ending

It was the final episode of Shakugan no Shana III -FINAL- after all! That's it...It's over...

Goodbye Zero no Tsukaima!!!

Goodbye Shakugan no Shana!!!

Those two anime series that revolutionized the "tsundere" craze forever, GONE! (crying)



(crying continues)

Shana and Louise

(several hours of crying later)

Uh, chaps?





Can you please stop crying. You guys are O.A. Yes, we did see that ending but good thing we didn't end up crying as idiots, well almost because you guys just did. So, Zero no Tsukaima is gone. Shakugan no Shana is gone. That's it. The two anime that revolutionize the Kugyu tsundere craze are over. Please don't cry now because that is rubbish, well almost rubbish if you see me crying.

Anyway, while everybody in Japan are mourning through the passing of Shana and Lousie (ironically), there's one thing they will cheer them up and that is the visit through the 2012 Anime Contents Expo held at the Makuhari Messe today until tomorrow! Wow! Wish I was here! You bet it is...

Guess you can forget about the sadness felt from Shana and Louise's passing.

Oh! I just realize something! Today is Earth Hour! At 8:30PM, be sure to turn off the lights only for one hour! One full hour only of lights out! That's an order!

Earth Hour




It's that April 2012 issue of COSMOPOLITAN magazine with My Beloved's Marian Rivera as the cover girl! Wanna see? Sorry but we can't but here's the real deal:

Anyway, I heard that you guys are gone swimming to some hotel, right? Wow, good choice, chap. Good choice. Since it's Wi-Fi, we could be spending more time with us, right? We're not goin' Simsimi, right? Simsimi? What's that? It's an app that you want to chat with the titular Simsimi! Sadly though, I find it too rubbish. Oh, your craving for the most popular apps really turned you off. Recently, you find that whole Draw Something app very disturbing because you can't do normal things when people start yanking around you for turns and turns of drawing and guessing. He he he...

Anyway, about that IDOLM@STER MOBILE i app, it's available only for Japanese iTunes accounts. So sorry.

Anyway, that's the news! Bow!


The car that caused Top Gear the subject of legal proceedings for defamation and malicious falsehood

Tesla vs. The Stig

This is the car that caused Top Gear the subject of legal proceedings for defamation and malicious falsehood brought by Tesla Motors Ltd and Tesla Motors Inc against the BBC. It's called the Tesla Roadster. It was an electric sportscar produced from California and it was based on the Lotus Elise. Overall it looks good but Tesla said it was nippy. When this one was featured on Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson on it, this single-gear EV roadster armed with just an electric motor with the size of a watermelon trounced the petrol-powered Lotus Elise on the straights, when suddenly the car's batteries are running flat after 55 miles of heavy use. What is it then this Tesla Roadster?

Wave good-bye to dial and welcome to
the world of Broadband motoring!!!

Tesla Motors was established in California's Silicon Valley in 2003 and this car was made as an announcement back in 2006 that shocked the world where electric cars went through its knees. The first time it was featured was on the 2006 San Francisco International Auto Show held since November 2006 and soon it gained recognition in Los Angeles, Detroit, and Frankfurt. The first Tesla was delivered in 2008 to the brand's co-founder, chairman, and product architect Elon Musk. They produced about 500 units through June 2009 and on the following month, production for the 2010 Tesla Roadster commenced.

Jeremy Clarkson told us that a normal G-Wiz (the one that is slower than a table) comes with old-fashioned batteries that has a speed of a horse but the Tesla is powered by a battery that comes from a laptop. About 6,831 laptop batteries that Clarkson once said. We kinda refer it to the Lithium-ion battery and a three phase AC motor. That motor generates 245HP of power and 198.9 ft-lb of torque. It will do 0-100kph in about 3.7 seconds and top speed limited to 201kph. A fully charged Tesla takes about 3.5 hours long using the High Power Connector which supplies 70 amp, 240 volt electricity; in practice, recharge cycles usually start from a partially charged state and require less time. A fully charged ESS stores approximately 53 kWh of electrical energy at a nominal 375 volts and weighs 992 lb (450 kg).

Jeremy Clarkson told us that it would took about 16 hours when it was charged at the 13 amp socket, which nuclear power generated this. What's the point of this? Perhaps I have no idea that the libel suit by Tesla really pierced through the BBC even though as of now, the High Court in London rejected Tesla's libel claim.

Volt-head vs. the Petrolhead!

Despite all that battle between Tesla and Top Gear, I was kinda more than happy of taking part of the Tesla Roadster, the only electric car that is definitely fun to drive even though it's a RWD. With traction control off, this is so completely bonkers to drive, even in Gran Turismo 5. The sound of sporty silence really broke my silence when my foot is on the pedal of the Tesla and it converted me from petrolhead to volt-head. No wait, make that BIRIBIRI!!!!

The first ever Mazda CX-5 commercial

Mazda CX-5 commercial
Mazda CX-5 commercial
Mazda CX-5 commercial
Mazda CX-5 commercial
Mazda CX-5 commercial

Looking at this, chaps? This is the first ever commercial for the Mazda CX-5 with SKYACTIV Technology. THE FIRST COMMERCIAL! THE ONE WITH THE CLEAN DIESEL ENGINE! Get it? This ad also featured Yuto Nagatomo, who served as the SKYACTIV Technology brand ambassador since the Demio (Mazda 2) and the Axela (Mazda 3), which both of them has SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

Sadly though, that song I just heard on the Japanese CX-5 commercial, that's not what we were expecting. It's too original. If your ears are too sharp, try Google search for those lyrics you've just heard on this Japanese CX-5 commercial starring Yuto Nagatomo.

Mazda's CX-5 was launched in Japan since February 2012 and this is the first all-SKYACTIV Mazda ever assembled and it is the first to come with Mazda's Kodo -Soul in Motion- design philosophy. This is the first Mazda to come with a SKYACTIV-D clean diesel technology that has a fuel economy of 18.6km/L based in Japan's JC08 Mode cycle.

"Mahaba-habang inuman..."

On the March 30, 2012 episode of Bubble Gang;

- Coach Calmado blows his fury when he sees something wrong in the basketball game

- "Sinisilipan mo ba ako?" gags

- Bureche's ball-ing around Cheche

- Mr. Assimo's meets the masseur...

Mr. Assimo

- Yang ang dating ng nagpaparty all night with San Pigil Light! Bubble Gang does San Mig Light by gagging this commercial as San Pigil Light. Mahaba-habang inuman...

Bubble Gang does San Mig Light

- How come this fastfood chain served something SUPERSIZE rather than what is featured?

- The O.A. Media Board are here to arrest the actors beacuse... ANG O.A. MO!!!

- Raise the roof? Raise the roof! ALIEN! Welcome to the "ANG BAGONG DATING DOON". Same old Brod Pete and friends, same old answering life's difficult questions. Ask Brod Pete and friends!

Ang Bagong Dating Doon

1) Antonio Aquitania asked "May nasusulat po ba tungkol sa underarm wetness?"

Ang Dating Doon figured out from the book of Michael Jackson 4:24 - Mama say mamasa mama kusa. Mama say mamasa mama kusa. On the book of Michael Jackson 4: 25, there's a cure called "Wetness Protection Program" and it says "I wanna rock with you all night, rock the night away". And by rock, they mean tawas.

2) A PM from someone who lives at Cavite says; "Meron po ba kayong iba pang napapapansin na mali?" This time, the wrong stuff Brod Pete refers to is BUILDING. If they were building something, that's BUILDING, but what if it's completed, it's still called BUILDING? That can't be right.

Also the stuff that can't be right is HOLY WEEK. If the Tagalog word for that is called "Mahal na Araw", perhaps this should have been called Banal na Linggo. "Mahal na Araw" may refer to just one day while Holy Week may refer to just one week. Perhaps the calendar should have been doing the math.

Also the stuff that can't be right is the word COMMUTE. According to the dictionary, commute is a travel some distance between one's home and place of work on a regular basis. For us, we were kinda wrong about using the COMMUTE word.

The TRAFFIC word is also wrong. When we used that word in a sentence and when we said "MATRAPIK!", perhaps we should have do better than that because according to the dictionary, Traffic means vehicles moving on the road or public highway. What we said was a complete opposite! Even the "human trafficking" word just wasn't inappropriate because we might refer to people standing still on the road. He he he...

- IyoTube in Jay-Z's Young Forever featuring Mr. Hudson

- Like manager, like employee, excuses aren't meant to make lusot

Friday, March 30, 2012

Let's Do The News (March 30, 2012)

It's time now for the NEWS! And let's start with a very good news. It seems that the production halt for the highly anticipated 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been lifted and back to sale as a 2012 model. It's about darn time!

Yep, a few weeks ago, sales and production for the ZL1 has been halted due to quality assessment, probably because they noticed a ZL1 crash caused by Top Gear USA's consulting producer. Now, with ZL1 production back to normal, especially the sales, rest assure that those 2012 ZL1 will be around until readying the 2013MY Camaro as well as the ZL1 convertible and the Boss 302-rivaling 1LE. Wait, 1LE?

So, Chevy's planning some sort of a Camaro variant in the middle of the power range? Ooohh...

Anyway, I just got the word from New York that Fuji Heavy Industries reveals the 2013 Legacy.

2013 Subaru Legacy

Seen here that the 2013 Legacy sports a new front grille, new FB25 engine, and for the first time in North America, Eyesight is offered. Eyesight integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning, and uses a stereo camera design to provide a wider detection angle than that of radar-based systems. This is the Ver. 2 Eyesight first applied on the Legacy two years ago and last year, the new Subaru Impreza Sport and G4.

I just walked at some Subaru dealership somewhere in Japan and he told me that the 2013 Legacy will be quite different. I'm not making this up. It's the word from a Subaru dealer in Japan!

2013 Subaru Legacy?

2013 Subaru Legacy Outback?

He said that the 2013 Legacy range will ditch the 6-speed manual transmission (which is bad news to us), new FA20 turbo direct injection engine that produces 300PS of power (which is good news), start stop system that stops the engine when stop and starts again when hitting the gas pedal, FB25 engine, Lineartronic CVT, new color, new instrumental panel, um... There's plenty of features that I forgot to remember what the dealer said but some say, it should be out in Japan this May 2012.

Wait a minute, no manual transmission for the 2013 Legacy? You got to be kidding me!

It's true, for the 2013 model year, the Legacy Touring Wagon and B4 won't be offering that kind of transmission anymore. So sorry. But about that new boxer turbo engine, that was shocked me that this Japanese-speaking Subaru dealer told me that this new FA20 turbo engine produces 300PS of power and it's mated with a (gulp) Lineartronic CVT. Whoa there? Turbo engine and CVT? No, that wasn't right. Anyway, moving on...

It seems that Chinese car brand Roewe (which now has Top Gear recognition since James May test drove the Roewe 350 in the Chinese Cars episode of Top Gear) revealed their new flagship model based on the Buick Lacrosse (GM Korea Alpheon). It's called the 950 and here's how it look like.

2013 Roewe 950

Yep, it maybe Roewe but underneath, it's a Lacrosse or Alpheon. It comes with a 2.4L or 3.0L V6 engine that is the same as the Alpheon. And the interior would be somewhat too similar from the Lacrosse/Alpheon. More info will come out at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

Anyway, I (oh no, not again) WENT ON THE INTERNET AND I FOUND THIS!

Alodia's Birthday Bash


Yep! This March 31, 2012, at the Event Area of SM City North Edsa, cosplay goddess Alodia Gosiengfiao is armed and ready for her birthday bash and on her special event, she will lash out all of her cosplay supremacy fans would love to see, DoTA championships, cosplay competition, and more to have fun. With special participation of Segatron band, Kiray Celis from Growing Up, and Alodia's sister, Ashley Gosiengfiao. Super neat! Who wants to be there? Of course, this is one of the best things to do in the Summer!

Anyway, I just got the note from the press that the Hyundai Avante MD just won the 2011-2012 Car of the Year Philippines!

Yep, this goes to show that Korean cars are way too popular in the Philippines because we like it. Moving on...

BMW M3-GTR at the Top Gear studio

Anyway, I got this BMW M3-GTR unicorn car from the Turn 10 Game with Devs event earlier. No wonder today's Game with Dev never been so choppy and I rarely got access to the races set up by the Turn 10 developers. When Turn 10 chatted us where can we find those Developers at selected lobbies, this is turning into a wild scavenger hunt until I got a chance to play with them. Obviously, I was taking part of the "Simulated Damage Country Squire Football" set by Turn 10 developer, phREDESIGN. It was ended in a tie but luckily, phREDESIGN was so generous enough to give us this BMW M3-GTR unicorn car. Now, I am glad to give this one a celebration run at the Top Gear Test Track.

Gosh, I sure hope next GWD won't be as choppy as today...

And that's the...

Wait! Don't you forgetting something?

It's Shakugan no Shana III! It all ends now! OH NO!

See ya! That's the news!

Welcome Back: 2007 Saturn Sky Red Line

Saturn Sky in Hockenheimring

Saturn Sky in Hockenheimring

This is one of the deceased Saturns, the Saturn Sky. Despite its death along with its Pontiac cousin, the Pontiac Solstice, which is famous for being Jazz from the first Transformers movies, those Kappa-platform sportscars are far too memorable and far too valuable for their own rights. When it came out in early 2006 as a 2007 model, this is the only roadster from the Saturn lineup and then later, it was exported in Europe (except in the UK) as the Opel GT and in South Korea as the GM Daewoo G2X. G2X stands for Go 2 Extreme, making it a perfect fit for this car that turned out to be almost nothing than a "commercial flop".

Despite that the Kappa cars are dead, they still have a long way to go in the hearts of the car enthusiasts and here in Forza Motorsport 4, it's all about passion best served with a hint of love. That Saturn Sky is all about just a stress reliever for me. It has a 2.0L LNF l4 engine that produces 260HP of power and 353Nm of torque. It was mated with a 5-speed Aisin AR-5 manual transmission.  It comes with a standard torque-sensing limited-slip differential, standard StabiliTrak stability control, and an enhanced sport suspension.

Why would General Motors killed the car that is somewhat a good-looking roaster that you can drive it with pride on the city streets of Los Angeles and New York? I don't need reasons why but anyway, this is one of the best looking Saturns of all times, even when I want to call it an Opel GT or a Daewoo G2X. It's definitely that kind of sportscar General Motors' been capable of before their Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the summer of 2009.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Peugeot 208

It maybe somewhat undignified as a direct replacement to the aging 207 but the brand new Peugeot 208 is all about letting your body drive away from your boring everyday moments. This is how you want to let your body out and go through bigger and better things. It's available in 3-door and 5-door models.

2013 Peugeot 208

The design of the Peugeot 208 derived from Peugeot's new design DNA first applied on the 508 and the 308 minor change. This provides more charisma and more flair but because this is French, it's somewhat too quirky to look at it. Hey, it's France and quirky brilliance is their design taste. What I'm looking up now is a design that is truly Peugeot identity that will stand out the rest and the new 208 progresses it even further.

2013 Peugeot 208 interior

On the interior, it's all about being luxurious but the best part of the 208's interior was it's iPad-like touch screen. Last year, I was amazed by having fun with the iPod-style "touch panel audio" on the third-generation Suzuki MR Wagon but now, the Peugeot 208, the iPad-style touch screen is much better to play with than the MR Wagon's "touch panel audio". This feature provides me some access to the following features such as radio, Bluetooth hands-free kit or playing music files via a USB connection or audio streaming. It also has access to reasonably priced navigation, which is less than 500 euros, placing it in a very competitive position in the motor vehicle domain of on-board navigation systems. Guess I have found myself my new companion...

The Peugeot 208 has a list of diesel engines available;

- 1.4l HDi PEF 50 kW (68 hp), 160 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 98 g/km
- 1.4l e-HDi PEF 50 kW (68 hp),160 Nm,5-speed piloted gearbox,Stop & Start; CO2: 87 g/km
- 1.6 l e-HDi PEF 68 kW (92 hp), 230 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox, Stop & Start; CO2: 98 g/km
- 1.6 l e-HDi PEF 68 kW (92 hp), 230 Nm, 6-speed piloted gearbox, Stop & Start; CO2: 98 g/km
- 1.6l e-HDi PEF 84 kW (115 hp), 270/285 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox, Stop & Start; CO2: 99 g/km

It also has a list of gasoline engines available;

- 1.0 l VTi 50 kW (68 hp); 95 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 99 g/km
- 1.2 l VTi 60 kW (82 hp); 118 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox; 104 g/km
- 1.4 l VTi 70 kW (95 hp); 136 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 129 g/km
- 1.6 l VTi 88 kW (120 hp); 160 Nm, 5-speed manual gearbox: 134 g/km
- 1.6 l THP 115 kW (156 hp), 240/260 Nm, 6-speed manual gearbox; CO2: 135 g/km

Part of this whole downsizing trend is the introduction of the new generation of 3-cylinder engines designed by PSA Peugeot Citroën Group and produced at its Trémery factory in France. Those 1.0L VTi and 1.2L VTi variants of the new 208 provide 99 g/km and 104 g/km of CO2. It's very eco though...

The 208 comes with numerous features for safety such as ESP, ASR (traction control), CDS (stability control), EBA (emergency braking assistance) and EBFD (electronic brake force distribution). This also comes with Peugeot Connect SOS and Peugeot Connect Assistance services free of charge and with no time limit. Bear that in mind that Peugeot Connect SOS, currently available in 10 European countries and in more than 600,000 Peugeot vehicles, permits location of the vehicle and dispatching of the appropriate emergency services in the event of an incident.

Four variants are offered; Access, Active, Allure, and Feline, with each different engine types, features, and options offered. What's more, it comes with nine exterior colors such as Blanc Banquise, Gris Shark, Blossom Grey, Spirit Grey, Bleu Virtuel, Rouge Noir, Rouge Erythrée, Noir Obsidien, and Gris Aluminium.

My comment:
Guess this brand new Peugeot 208 won my heart with its cool touch screen feature that turns out this is much better to play with than the MR Wagon's Touch Panel Audio. This is the only feature I really love to play with. Anyway, back to the 208, the quirky Peugeot design DNA really flourished this new age premium compact car to new and exciting ways to let yourself run free and do whatever he/she likes. If I have one, guess I should start playing with this...

Photo: PSA Peugeot Citroen

Let's Do The News (March 29, 2012)

And now let's do the news and let's meet up with this big scamp. Yesterday, we were trying to guess what's up with this more sportier version of the Ford Explorer and guess what? Here's that big scamp,

2013 Ford Explorer Sport

It's the all new 2013 Ford Explorer Sport. Nope, it's no longer the 3-door thing of the past. It's just a trim level for the new Explorer that comes with the 3.5L EcoBoost, I mean GTDi (because of the naming that Ford Philippines would launch on the 2012 MIAS tomorrow), engine that produces 350HP of power. Although details remain slim for now, additional info will be at the 2012 New York Auto Show next week.

Wait, looks like the full-size Chevrolet Traverse crossover is getting a minor change for the 2013 model year!

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Oh my gosh! Seems that this 2013 Traverse now has a new grille that is not what we've expected. Some say, this will serve as the new look for Chevrolet's crossover lineup. Not just that, the interior's been heavily revised as well. More info will come at the New York Auto Show next week.

No way! Ford showed the Explorer Sport and Chevrolet's showing up their Traverse minor change!!! Now who's the boss now? Not sure but be patient, now moving on...

Toyota Hilux

Looks like Toyota Motor UK made a special Hilux for the Top Gear presenters to take on a brand new challenge. As we all know, the Toyota Hilux was proven to be indestructible. Then it crossed through the North Pole and braved through the Iceland volcanoes. But this new one, based on the Hilux Vigo Champ, is more than just a new chapter of the Top Gear Hilux chronology. With details remain scarce, we sure hope that it will make more milestones in Top Gear history.

Okay, enough chitter chatter because I WENT ON THE INTERNET AND I FOUND THIS!

(audience laughing)

What is it?

It's an April 2012 issue of FHM Magazine featuring Michelle Madrigal. Sadly, I can't show you the whole picture.


The Filipinas from Miss Philippines

(audience laughing)

You wouldn't mind that they're the Miss Philippines from the past. There was Charlene Gonzales-Mulach, Miriam Quiambao, Venus Raj, and Shamcey Supsup.

Oh really?

Yes, they are. Please, kindly enough with this whole "I WENT ON THE INTERNET AND I FOUND THIS" gag that Jeremy Clarkson's used on the news portion of Top Gear. Can you please....


Racing Miku 2011 Version

That's a Racing Miku 2011 Figure! Good Smile Company did a good job on this and she's up for the pre-order books. It will be out this September with the pricing of 8,800 Japanese Yen.

Now, that's what a Miku fan wants to put it on his/her cabinet with pride! Ha ha! You really got me! You really really got me, Miku!

Ahem, what's that smug on your face? Why are you smiling? Don't tell me...

2012 Jaguar XKR-S

You're getting thrilled to try that 2012 Jaguar XKR-S for next week's Forza 4 April Alpinestars Pack, do you? I know what you're doing...

No! No! I didn't mean that! (Groan) I'm outta here! That's the news!

I saw the Lexus CT 200h!

Lexus CT 200h parked near Kinokuniya Bookstore, Seattle

While shopping at the Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle and sadly, nothing's too interested showed up, I stumbled across a white Lexus CT 200h parked next to the store.

Yes I know, this is the Lexus CT 200h, the first compact hybrid hatchback from Toyota's luxury marque, Lexus. It was launched in Japan since January 2011. I drove one of these on Forza Motorsport 4. So, why am I meeting up with this again?

Well, there's a good reason why am I meeting up with this car again. I LIKE IT! It maybe more expensive than the Honda CR-Z, which is still my favorite hybrid sports car in the world, but this is less expensive than the ugly Lexus HS 250h, which pretty soon the US won't be selling these due to poor sales. When I taking a spin on Forza Motorsport 4, it handles very well and this will put the Prius into shame, even though they're from a different league. This car is what Lexus does...

Otomedius X (Excellent) Original Sound Track

Otomedius X (Excellent) Original Sound Track

Launched in 2011, Otomedius X (Excellent),by a terribly confusing way, is the sequel of the hit video game that was based on a hit arcade when Gradius meets girls but it still has the same Gradius shoot them ups that feels like you're playing some kind of Toho Project game that my little sister loves to do. Players can pit themselves as either Aoba Anoa, Erul Tron, Madoka, Diol Twee, Tita Nium, Arnval, and Gesshi Hanafuuma, each with their own firing styles that can be customized for quick high score getaways, giving an edge against their friends while saving the galaxy from the forces of evil. Oh, and those downloadable contents developed specifically for this game are there to give some edge on this game.

This here is the mega compilation of five discs that contains all of the BGMs heard from this game. Almost everything. It also includes the full version of the opening theme titled "fly" as well.

I repeat, there was the full version of the Otomedius X opening theme, the closing theme, all the BGMs, even the DLC BGM packs, were all here. Nothing more, nothing less. That's it.

To get this, this is only available at under the designation of LC2130-2134, costing a hefty JPY4,600 price tag.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's Do The News (March 28, 2012)

It's time now for the news and you know what? Summer starts in the Philippines. It's going to be a fun filled long vacation for those who lived in the Philippines, except for those who are in summer classes because they're LOSERS! Ha ha! Kidding aside, I found something that really got our heads scratching. It's that North Carolina's Chapel Hill became the first USA town to ban hands-free calling while driving.

Really? Which means, we can't talk while driving, especially hands-free? Bluetooth? Aw, bugger but that's just the start.

Anyway, moving on, 

It seems that Shelby's making the most powerful Mustang tuned by the boffins from Shelby. It's called the Shelby 1000, the most powerful Shelby yet.

2012 Shelby 1000

Says here that Carroll Shelby and his men used the 2012MY Shelby GT500 as its foundation, modified the 5.4L V8 engine, ditched the supercharger, improved the suspension, and the result is a choice between a 950HP street version or a 1,100HP S/C track version, which is suitable for track use. It will be revealed at April's New York Auto Show and it will commence a limited production run for this powerful muscle car.

Yeah, and I also got word from Ford that they'll be revealing a more powerful version of the new Ford Explorer tomorrow. So, what could it be? Explorer Sport? Explorer SVT? Shelby Explorer? Can't guess but find out tomorrow!

Yeah, we'll find that out tomorrow and speaking of tomorrow...


Joy of joys, THE IDOLM@STER G4U Volume 6 is coming out tomorrow. Now I haven't talk about G4U since the PS3 version of THE IDOLM@STER 2 came out in late October 2011. Yep, we never had the chance to talk about G4U and in case you haven't know of it, G4U or Gravure For You, is an IDOLM@STER stand-alone game that allows you to take a picture of your favorite 765PRO idols. You can use commands to have your idol do some cute and cool poses. The fun fact is that the photos you've taken can be saved on the PS3 hard drive and you can do whatever you want on the photo you have taken. In Volume One, the theme is "Summer Time" and the girls are wearing swim suits. Volume One was included on the limited edition packaging of the PS3 version of THE IDOLM@STER 2. Maybe I said it too much and that's why Namco Bandai Games are promising more of these G4U stand-alone games.

Since late November 2011, there was that G4U Volume 2 where players taking pictures of their favorite 765Pro idols in their school uniform or school swimsuit. The cover idol from Volume 2 was Mami Futami. Then on December 2011, Volume 3 saw idols in their winter attire or vivid bikini and the cover idol was Yukiho Hagiwara. Volume 4, that was launched in January 2012, saw idols wearing white bikinis on a pink studio showering in petals or with some Hawaiian-style getups and the cover girl was Takane Shijou. In February 2012, Volume 5 arrived and it's fully loaded with idols in pajamas or white school swimsuit and the cover girl was Yayoi Takatsuki. There was a secret feature that activates nekomimi mode for idols wearing white school swimsuit. Now on this Volume 6, we'd expect idols in their "My Dear Vampire" outfits or in a black bikini. The cover girl in Volume 6 was Makoto Kikuchi. Yep, Makoto Kikuchi.

That wonderful thing about G4U is when every time when I took a picture of my favorite idol, it saves on the PS3 hard drive and do whatever you like. This would be perfect to have Jeremy Clarkson see one of these and go "I WENT ON THE INTERNET AND I FOUND THIS". Simple as that. He he he he...


(audience laughing)

No idea what did Jeremy Clarkson found on the internet but mostly something else that blown us away...


(audience laughing)

What is it? It's a cover of an April 2012 issue of Esquire Philippines magazine with Bianca Gonzalez on it. Sadly, we can't show you the big picture but find one in your nearest magazine stands for 195 Philippine Pesos.

And that's the news. If you don't mind, I'll find something on the internet for more...

Wish I had that kind of job!

I watched tonight's episode of Top Gear, yep the episode where it is Rutledge Wood's time to shine (almost because he had Adam Ferrera on his side). The one that his SuperLite Mazda truck got rolled over, assign as a designated driver for those who left the bar, and something else that I don't know what it is. Anyway, that "designated driver" part in San Francisco, it sure wish I want that kind of job because I have a chance to drive their cars no matter how cool or odd they are, especially when driving someone else's New Beetle modified to be more Mad Max-ish, a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Jeep Grand Cherokee, a Ford Mustang, a cheap Civic Coupe, or a Ram pickup truck.

No matter how odd the cars and the people are, being an assigned driver to those could just be my dream job...

Next week is the season finale! This could be the most explosive one, yet!

Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story Character Songs & Extra Soundtrack

Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story
Character Songs & Extra Soundtrack

The third installment of the Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side series, made for the Nintendo DS since June 2010, provides female players getting to know more about the hunks of this game, including Ruka Sakurai (CV: Tomokazu Sugita), Koichi Sakurai (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Arashi Fujiyama (CV: Eiji Miyashita), Junpei Niina (CV: Atsushi Kisaichi), Tamao Konno (CV: Susumu Chiba), and Keiji Shitara (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana) in series of events that will keep the female players interested for hours after hours after hours. The original soundtrack for this game was launched two years ago but some found out that some of the BGMs heard from the game weren't included on the OST. So to solve this problem, this Konamistyle exclusive is a two disc compilation catered for those who've enjoyed this game, and also the new Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story for the PSP. On the first disc, you have six character songs sung by the men of Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story. On the second disc, it comes with 42 unreleased instrumentals never before heard from the OST!

01. SHINE / 桜井琉夏 (CV:杉田智和)
02. Highway / 桜井琥一 (CV:諏訪部順一)
03. まっすぐ / 不二山 嵐 (CV:宮下栄治)
04. マジでスキ♥ / 新名旬平 (CV:私市 淳)
05. 明日も、君と。 / 紺野玉緒 (CV:千葉進歩)
06. 組曲 / 設楽聖司 (CV:立花慎之介)
07. SHINE [ Instrumental ]
08. Highway [ Instrumental ]
09. まっすぐ [ Instrumental ]
10. マジでスキ♥ [ Instrumental ]
11. 明日も、君と。 [ Instrumental ]
12. 組曲 [ Instrumental ]

01. プラネタリウム
02. 博物館、水族館、他
03. 博物館、三原色展
04. 海水浴
05. 遊園地
06. 遊園地 ナイトパレード
07. 遊園地 ゴーカート
08. 温水プール、他
09. ショッピングモール、他
10. ボウリング場 ダーツ、他
11. 博物館 印象派絵画展
12. はばたき城
13. スキー、スケート、他
14. イベントホール シルク・ド・リューン
15. イベントホール KCH交響楽団
16. イベントホール ロックフェスタ
17. イベントホール TRAN-SPARK
18. 入学式
19. 体育祭
20. 体育祭 競技中
21. 体育祭 フォークダンス
22. クラブイベント
23. 修学旅行
24. ミニゲーム1
25. ミニゲーム2
26. 文化祭
27. 文化祭 演劇1
28. 文化祭 演劇2
29. 文化祭 演劇3
30. 文化祭 演劇4
31. 文化祭 吹奏楽 クラシック
32. 文化祭 吹奏楽 ゲームミュージック
33. 文化祭 吹奏楽 サード・ストーリー
34. 文化祭 手芸部 ファッションショー
35. クラブマスター
36. クリスマス1
37. クリスマス2
38. お正月
39. テスト
40. 卒業式
41. ショパン バラード第1番 / 設楽聖司 演奏1
42. ショパン バラード第1番 / 設楽聖司 演奏2

Available exclusively at under the designation of LC-2099~100

New Love Plus Character Song & Extra Soundtrack

New Love Plus Character Song
& Extra Soundtrack

The latest album, New Love Plus Character Song & Extra Soundtrack, is a two-disc compilation that has no further relation to the New Love Plus video game that was launched for the Nintendo 3DS since Valentine's Day 2012.

What you get is the first disc that features three character songs courtesy of Rinko Kobayakawa, Manaka Takane, and Nene Anegasaki. Then on the second disc, it features BGMs from the Love Plus Arcade Colorful Clip as we haven't know it. This will have a grand total of 33 tracks offered and it's available only in under the designation of LC2135-36.


  1 もうちょっと / 高嶺愛花(CV:早見沙織)
  2 サンシャインラブ / 小早川凛子(CV:丹下 桜)
  3 三日月オレンジ / 姉ヶ崎寧々(CV:皆口裕子)
  4 もうちょっと
  5 サンシャインラブ
  6 三日月オレンジ
  1 Dites un nom
  2 愛花のテーマ・登場
  3 凛子のテーマ・登場
  4 寧々のテーマ・登場
  5 教室の風景
  6 Shopping Mall
  7 遊園地
  8 愛花のテーマ(A-Type)
  9 凛子のテーマ(A-Type)
  10 寧々のテーマ(A-Type)
  11 日常・初夏
  12 日常・休日
  13 まどろみ
  14 ガールズトーク
  15 スクールライフ
  16 永遠ダイアリー
  17 メインタイトル
  18 インストラクション
  19 ミニゲーム #1
  20 ミニゲーム #2
  21 ミニゲーム #3
  22 ミニゲーム #4
  23 ミニゲーム #5
  24 浜辺にて -Latin-
  25 リザルト
  26 ファッションショー
  27 スキンシップ

Welcome Back: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

James May's muscle car from the Top Gear
USA Muscle Car Road Trip episode

You see this is James May's actual car he drove on Top Gear's USA Muscle Car Road Trip episode. The car he found out he wasn't impressed and he started to make daldalan or moaning mile after mile after mile while Jeremy Clarkson's enjoying the ZR1 and Richard Hammond's getting decent while driving the Dodge Challenger SRT8 he bought because Chrysler can't lend him one due to bad taste for muscle cars. While James May plays something at the casino, Jezza and Hamster are making mischief around Reno, Nevada (and caused some heat to the cops). Sadly, I can't tell the entire story but if you have a DVD of Top Gear Season 12, you would probably know what that mean. However, I would go to the climax where James May's trial and error at the Bonneville Salt Flats beat the CTS-V's 160MPH record.

The Cadillac CTS-V may have been designated as an executive saloon car that competes against the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR, and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, but it has the heart of the Corvette, making it a 4-door all-American muscle car that feels like life is bigger in Texas. No wait, this car is not everything Texas, this is more of a Los Angeles kind of stuff. It lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 59 seconds, making it faster than the Aston Martin DBS or even the Porsche 911 GT3! This is the kind of car that will give Europe and Japan a run for its money, well kind of. For balanced handling, there was this Corvette-sourced Magnetic Ride Control system that digitally controls the suspension system within various situations like for instance; the mountain passes or circuit corners. That's the same thing I'd expect from the Holden HSV GTS (Vauxhall VXR8 GTS), which is one of my favorite Aussie muscles.

Thought I forgot about it? Nope because the Cadillac CTS-V sedan made its appearance on Top Gear Korea. Presenter Yeon Jang Hoon reviewed it and then it had a race against the outgoing BMW E60 M5 driven by The Stig. Due to the CTS-V's oversteering, The Stig and the BMW E60 M5 won the race. Despite that, I would still prefer the CTS-V rather than the old M5. Hey, since there was this brand new M5 on FM4, I wonder if this would be settled...

Never mind, but still, I'm glad I'm a big fan of James May anyway...

Welcome Back: 2010 Aston Martin Rapide

The Swan of the Amalfi coast

While waiting for the Maserati Quattroporte GTS (save it for the April Alpinestars Pack) and the Porsche Panamera Turbo (save it for the Porsche Expansion Pack, I hope...) to arrive on Forza Motorsport 4 soon, why not enjoying the only 4-door supercar offered on this game, which is the Aston Martin Rapide?

Although it's faster than the Maserati Quattroporte GTS but it's not as faster as the Porsche Panamera Turbo, the Rapide is definitely the super saloon in the middle of the power range came in the middle of the Top Gear 4-door Supercars episode where they drove these at the streets of London, thrashing through a business park in Hampshire (with Stig), and how does these super saloon act as proper bridal cars for the wedding.

Like most Aston Martins, the Rapide still has buttons that can be hard to see on the sunshine but this comes with Bang & Olufsen premium sound system and two rear monitors. This premium sedan is always classy when driving it on Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris. Because there is no such thing as an Aston Martin for sale in the Philippines, you don't expect bringing the Rapide on the streets of EDSA because you might attract more policemen and ask you to get out of the car because it's smuggled.

It's all about true power shared for everyone in Aston Martin's 4-door supercar and in Forza Motorsport 4, this applies the same principle as well.

Forza Motorsport 4 announces April Alpinestars Pack

So, April's here and Forza Motorsport 4 revealed their April Alpinestars Pack, on sale this April 3, 2012. Here's the list of cars you would be driving for April's DLC Pack.

2011 Mercedes-Benz #35 Black Falcon SLS AMG GT3
2011 Aston Martin #009 Aston Martin Racing AMR One
2012 Jaguar XKR-S
1995 BMW M5
2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
1997 Volvo 850 R
2012 Scion tC

To sum this up, this would be the last DLC to be covered on your FM4 Season Pass and if May comes, you should be start paying now. Better start saving your MSP now for future DLCs! Anyway, the new Jaguar XKR-S is now here! A 1995 M5 is just what we need to recreate an episode from Top Gear with a 1981 BMW M1 and the 1991 BMW M3 on it. With the Rapide on it and while we're still waiting for the Porsche Panamera to come on Forza 4 this May via Porsche Expansion pack, Maserati's 4-door supercar, the Quattroporte, has arrived. It maybe staunch and it maybe old but it is keeping up. The brand new Scion tC finally arrived for us to try!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome Back: 2010 Gumpert Apollo S

Forest Gump-ert

The Gumpert Apollo S, hmmmm.... That name is too illiterate to remember because it's stupid to say it but despite that, this is probably one of the best Euro Boutique exotics ever made, with the pricing of 250,000 British Pound Sterling. This car has a 4.2L Audi V8 engine with two turbos glued on it and the body is packed with featherweight carbon fiber. Richard Hammond reviewed this on Top Gear and with Stig behind the wheel, the 1:17.1 lap time trounced the likes of the Ascari A10 and the Koenigsegg CCX with TG wing. If that wasn't enough, it set a Nurburgring Lap Time of 7:11.57, which is currently the third fastest, behind the Radical SR8. 

Actually, it's not a good car to park at Monaco's casino square with pride because there are so many exotics that can do that job well but the Gumpert Apollo S is all about pride based on its TG Power Lap Time. The Gumpert boffins really chose a route to see the Apollo's true potential and that is Hardcore Street.

"...old Quasimodo here will destroy every supercar alive" -Richard Hammond, Top Gear

It is a brilliant car with the best handling abilities but if you drive one in Manila, the MMDA officer, I'm afraid, will have to confiscate it because it's smuggled.

The Gumpert Apollo S is part of Forza Motorsport 4's AutoVista feature and you will learn more about this car and hear Jeremy Clarkson's reaction to the serious car that has a silly name.

Let's Do The News (March 27, 2012)

And now the news! Let's start off with a warning to all BMW owners out there...

It seems that BMW is recalling 1.3 million cars worldwide, ranging all 5-Series and 6-Series models produced from 2003 to 2010, due to battery problems that could in extreme cases result in a fire.

Hmmm...maybe those Filipinos who owned an old 5 and 6 produced from 2003 to 2010 here and abroad do really affected by this. Those who lived in the Philippines and owned those affected cars should get notified by this recall and rush to the authorized BMW service center to have them fixed. Uh-huh...

So, what's new on Top Gear USA tomorrow night?

Let's see, oh! Tomorrow's TGUSA episode is Rutledge Wood's time to shine! This is his episode now, almost. Rut's taking on the SuperLite Off-Road Racing Championship and he's in San Francisco (with the idiotic Adam Ferrera on his side) for his encounter with Zingo, a company that supplies folding electric scooters, and more. Also, Lake Bell is the Big Star on the Small Car, but can he lap better?

It happens tomorrow night 9:00PM/8:00PM central on History Channel.

Anyway, time for the next part...

So, the 2012 Bangkok International Motor Show has just begun and new cars that has strong potential to arrive to the Philippines soon are displayed, even the new 2012 Camry, the third-generation Focus that will be built in Thailand soon, new TrailBlazer, and the now-on-sale 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage. I would find it very amusing to see those on display and anyone who visit this motor show on the weekend would be wise to see new cars.

(Groan) I still hate Toyota Thailand for not launching the third-generation Yaris...Damn you, Toyota Thailand, for minor change the second-generation model.


And I also hate the fact that the AnoHana TV Anime will get a PSP game this Summer.

Oh come on! Why are some Japanese game makers still making PSP games based on anime series? When will anime series inspire PSVita games? And when will 5pb., who's going to create that AnoHana game, be start making games for the PSVita? The PSP is old! Oh wait remember last time, better calm down now, this is Japan, and the PSP is currently the best portable console for anime-based gaming and pantsu simulation...

I shouldn't let my guard down...

Anyway, just for an announcement, because Holy Week is upon us, let me just say that my blogging days will be temporarily offline when it's 11:54 PM Philippine Standard Time in Maundy Thursday, April 5, 2012, and I'll be back on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.

Oooh, Holy Week. Too bad you can't blog on that date! That's okay though, I'm at Seattle, WA, and I still have Sakura-Con 2012 on April!

Wait, Sakura-Con?!

Yep, I've been a frequent Sakura-Con visitor for years and this year would be different. Define different, what would you expect for SC2012? Let's see uh, musical guests such as Moi dix Mois, Kanon Wakeshima, and STEREOPONY, Gothic Lolita tea party, Gundam Model contest, there's plenty to mention on the Sakura Con 2012, coming at the Washington State Convention Center this April 6 to 8, 2012. Got it? Oh yeah. Good luck with that, Capt. Slow!

You said it! I should be going to that! Oh dear, please there should be someone cosplaying Houki!!!

Anyway, our friends from Good Smile Company revealed new figures such as;

Interested having those? Okay, and that's the news! See ya!

P.S. : I'm bored at playing DRAW SOMETHING! I can't sleep well!

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen really has a lineup that suits the category. They have the up! that competes against the Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1. Then, there was the Volkswagen Jetta that rivals against the Hyundai Accent. The Golf serves as the Renault Megane's proper rival. The Volkswagen Touareg serves as the German alternative to the Toyota Land Cruiser. There's always a proper Volkswagen that suits the category of an average European customer but Volkswagen hasn't come up with a competitor that will rival against the Subaru Legacy Outback and the upcoming Peugeot 508 RXH. There hasn't been a gap, until now...

2013 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Some say, this is a Passat B7 Variant but it isn't. Revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show last December 2011, the brand new Passat Alltrack is the crossover version of the Passat B7. Yep, you guessed it! It was made to compete against the Subaru Outback and the Peugeot 508 RXH but it takes a lot of time. So, what is it then, this VW Alltrack?

At first glance, it looks like a Passat Variant but with some crossover credentials on it to make it even more unique for this debutante. If this one is parked at a grocery store and if I was hideously drunk, I can tell that this is a Passat Variant with a different look. Anyway, how about the interior?

2013 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack interior

Yep, you still get the same Passat B7 interior and the added space to put around your BMX, canoe, surfboards, whatever you packed for your day off. What's more, you still have the analog clock, the same instrumental cluster from the Passat B7, automatic climate control, and every luxurious detail, just so you know...

The Volkswagen Passat Variant Alltrack comes with the following variants in the market launch in Europe this March such as the 1.8 TSi, 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Technology, and 2.0 TSi. Most come with either a 6-speed manual or the 6-speed DSG transmission with a flatter accelerator pedal characteristic makes it easier to meter engine power in offroad situations. On the 4MOTION variants of the Passat Alltrack, the front wheels are driven with the rear wheels only getting 10 per cent of propulsive power. This is done by an electrohydraulic all-wheel drive clutch. Don't forget that when you're out there. Also, there's this new Offroad Driving Programme in which the driver activates the programme by pressing the Offroad button on the centre console. Specifically, the settings for the safety and driver assistance systems and DSG control were modified such as anti-lock braking system, electronic differential locks, Hill Descent Assist, Dual clutch gearbox, Running gear, ESP with trailer stabilization, Front running gear, and Four-link rear suspension.

Oh, I kinda forgot about the specs! Here's how those grades stack up;

Front-wheel drive standard
1.8 TSI - 118 kW / 160 PS (6-speed)
2.0 TDI - 103 kW / 140 PS (6-speed, BMT)

All-wheel drive / 4MOTION standard
2.0 TSI - 155 kW / 210 PS (6-speed DSG)
2.0 TDI - 125 kW / 170 PS (6-speed DSG, BMT)

All-wheel drive / 4MOTION as option
2.0 TDI - 103 kW / 140 PS (6-speed, BMT)
1.8 TSI with 118 kW / 160 PS

For safety, the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has such features as six airbags, daytime running lights and the ESP electronic stabilisation program. Additional features include fatigue detection, tyre pressure monitoring indicator (the driver is alerted if a tyre loses air) and the trailer stabilisation and countersteering support functions integrated in the ESP program. There's also the 2nd generation Park Assist that only supported parking parallel to the carriageway.

Available in seven colors; Tungsten Silver Metallic, Iron Grey Metallic, Light Brown Metallic, Tornadorot, Islandgrau Perleffekt, Night Blue Metallic, and Deep Black Perleffekt.

My Comment:

The new Passat Alltrack is all play and all work. If you want a crossover that you want to bring out in the summer and set off to visit an abbey, a pottery, an arts and crafts bungalow, and other vacation spots, this wasn't for you. There are other family carriers that can do that job better and sadly, this Passat Alltrack wasn't being a part of the crossover club. It needs some sheer evidence in order for this club to grant access for the Passat Alltrack and if that work out, this would be it. If that showed up in Tokyo Motor Show last year, would Volkswagen Japan start selling this one soon?

Photo: Volkswagen

Monday, March 26, 2012

Let's Do The News (March 26, 2012)

*To make this "Let's Do The News" segment more exciting, let's make it a fanfic with Top Gear's Jeremy, Richard, and James. This will probably speed up the process.

James: And now the news and before that, we just want to say goodbye to Zero No Tsukaima because earlier, the final episode of Zero No Tsukaima F was aired in Japan via AT-X by around 8:30 AM Japan Standard Time. Aw, that's it... It's over... Zero no Tsukaima is gone for good.

Zero no Tsukaima F ending

Sad for us who enjoyed the Zero no Tsukaima anime all the way to the very end. It really hurt my feelings to see Zero no Tsukaima gone but it rarely put a smile on our face. This goes to show...


Richard: Awww....but you still have Shakugan no Shana III left. If Shakugan no Shana III, the third and final season, ends, it's over. No more. Shana's gone for good. Just sayin...

James: Anyway, I never knew that someone named Leopaul took part of two parties in a weekend. In Saturday, he was part of his Lolo and Lola's 60th wedding anniversary held somewhere at American Legion, Moutlake Terrace, Washington.

Also, he's been at his sister Elise's baby shower held at the Filipino Community Center!

Never thought it was some kind of a double weekend celebration. Who would ever thought of that?

Jeremy: Beats me but anyway, you know what, making celebrations are a bit too lame. Roses, speech, tango, that's too gay for us to do that. Hopefully someone should be thinking better than that. I am so getting bored about parties. One party is enough but a party at a next day? We're stressed! Agh!

James: Don't get to cocky now. In the USA, Spring Break has just begun. We could expect some teenagers roaming around like idiots for a whole week. He he he....

Oh! Great news!

Jeremy: What?

James: The Hunger Games! It raked a $214 million gross sales globally since it's first week of showing!

Jeremy: GREAT! Now, moving on...

You know some guy from Egypt who owns a BMW 1-Series Coupe? Yep, he's dreaming to have the BMW 1M but due to import taxes that are way higher than unexpected, he can't afford one but did you know what he did to his 120d Coupe? It's simple, he swapped it with an engine from a BMW M3 and mimic the exterior of the BMW 1M Coupe!


Richard: WOW! WHO WOULD THOUGHT OF THAT?! It seems that it is possible to convert a simple BMW 1-Series Coupe into a BMW 1M Coupe on a budget!

Jeremy: Yep. It is. The Egyptian Bimmer owner said that he spent $45,000 worth of modifications done to his 120d Coupe in order to convert it into a BMW 1M Coupe on a budget.

James: Now imagine that if I have a Fiat 500 but I can't afford to buy a Fiat Abarth 500, this is what I should do! But no, we're not thinking of that...

Anyway, I'm glad someone's taking advantage to his PSVita. First glance, he thinks that how hard can it be to get used to the PSVita but now, he's getting used to! As of now, he's currently playing Asphalt Injection and Ridge Racer on the PS Vita! Wow, no wonder he's still a petrolhead after all. Heh heh heh...

Jeremy: You know what? He did bring it on those two parties and he use it as a camera.

Richard: The PSVita has a camera?

James: Indeed it has but it's not really clearer as what you think.

Richard: Well, not as what you call it his best work. (laugh)

James: Anyway, remember James Cameron? The director of Titanic and Avatar? Guess what? He went on his underwater journey by diving himself 10.9km and he made it to the ocean's deepest point.

Jeremy: Ooh! Looks like he's on to his Titanic journey. Amazing!

Richard: Perhaps this is what I want to put it on Invisible Worlds because that Titanic director became the first man to visit the ocean's deepest point in over 5 decades and to bring back data and specimens to scientists to learn more about the world's hidden secrets.

James: Uh-huh...

So, is that the kind of challenge we want? Three of us going underwater?

Richard: You know what? We haven't do that...

James: Hammond, you did. You were almost drowning on a submerged car! But okay, we haven't been to the ocean's deepest. Imagine that this would be a perfect TG special for us...

Richard: Ooohh, that would be risky...

James: And that's the news! Louise from Zero no Tsukaima, we will never forget you! You may be gone but you will never been forgotten!
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