Saturday, August 23, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 23, 2014)

Things we learned so far...

- The top officials from the USA left open with the possibility of targeting the Islamic State In Syria (ISIS), stating that attacking the ISIS in Iraq won't simply solve the problem.

- ABS-CBN is stepping up their efforts on the fight against piracy as it filed a civil suit against a Filipina and her American husband from Oregon, namely Renie Ashby and Jeffrey, for $10 million of damages and copyright infringements. They were alleged owning numerous pirate sites which infringe the copyrights and trademarks of ABS-CBN's popular programs.

- Rio de Janeiro is the final stop for the Doctor Who World Tour. Check out their highlights:


- Joss Developments is not down despite the fall of the Australian motor industry. They've started a Kickstarter campaign where they need backers to raise their funds up to the $480,000 Australian dollar goal in order to sell their JP1 track car. If successful, they'll be making a working version with a 5.0L V8 engine developing 420kw of power and 560Nm of torque. The funding ends at the end of September 2014...and looks like they don't have much time...

Joss JT1 shown

- Is the phenomenal anime series Kill La Kill a warning about wearable technology? The latest webisode from PBS Idea Channel explains why...

- The bodies of the 43 Malaysian passengers who died after a Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 destroyed by a SAM from Ukraine were returned back to their home nation as citizens of Malaysia fell silent to pay respects to the fallen.

- Vina Morales will be replacing Iza Calzado in the MMFF 2014 entry movie, Bonifacio, reuniting with her ex-boyfriend Robin Padilla for that movie.

- Maiko Bartolome, former member of the EB Babes, was one of the casualties in the Bulacan field trip tragedy.



On the August 22, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- "Away sa Banda" gags

- Here comes the road rage!

- IKAW AT ANG INA takes taking a pic about your new object!

- Don Cantoni still has some unfinished businesses...

- Bubble Gang does McDonalds by spoofing this commercial as WcDonalds. Love Ko 'To!

- Someone took a bite out of Mr. Matapobre's very expensive cake!!!

- More wise words from Tata Lino!

- A woman has to make a wise decision before wishing to a fairy!

- A very serious family are ensuring a girl's date...

Friday, August 22, 2014

The cars from Eunos you (REALLY) don't know

When JDM enthusiasts heard the word "Eunos", the only car they come out from their mind is the Roadster, known in the world market as the MX-5 Miata, but that's a load of rubbish because some people don't understand the true history of Japanese cars. Call themselves a JDM enthusiast? To be a true JDM enthusiast, they have to first know about the history of Japanese cars.

Eunos is not all about Mazda Roadsters and some JDM enthusiasts are making mistakes calling second-generation NB and third-generation NC Miatas a Eunos. Hey! Eunos Roadster refers to the first-generation Roadster/MX-5 Miata!

Eunos Roadster
Yes. That's the one. So, if you're tagging pics of NB or NC Miatas as "Eunos", I can't believe you're A) Can't understand Japanese very well, B) You don't know more about the history of Mazda, or C) You don't know more about the history of Japanese cars at all...

In order to fully understand what Eunos is, let's get to know the cars from Mazda's Eunos brand, a brand that was once a luxury brand until it was disappeared from history from the mid-90's. But first, a quick history lesson...

At the end of the 1980's, Mazda tries to diversify the Japanese car market by introducing three different marques. This is just like Toyota, Honda (with their Primo, Verno, and Clio marques), Mitsubishi, and Nissan from their heydays. The three marques are; Autozam (comprised of affordable entry-level cars), Efini (the exclusive luxury brand where the FD RX-7 is sold), and Eunos. Eunos is an upscale brand from Mazda and it's naming comes from the Greek word "eu" meaning "good" and "nos" referring to the abbreviation to the word "numbers".

Anyway, let's get to know the Eunos cars you'd never know...

Eunos 300 - Launched in late 1989, this 5-number size 4-door saloon served as the "volume zone" for Mazda's Eunos brand. It was basically a Mazda Persona in Eunos' clothing. Available engine types are a 1.8L F8 l4 and 2.0L FE l4 petrol engines, both can be mated with either a 4-speed auto or a 5-speed gearbox.

Eunos 300

Eunos 100 - Although this is just a Mazda Familia Astina hatchback sold at Eunos dealerships in late 1989, the 100 served as the entry-level model for the Eunos brand. It is available with either a 1.5L or a 1.8L petrol engine, each can be fitted with either a 4-speed auto or a 5-speed manual.

Eunos 100

Eunos Cargo - The Eunos Cargo is basically a third-generation Mazda Bongo passenger van, otherwise known as the Mazda E2000, the van that was once sold in the Philippines in the 90's, I think. This 1BOX-type van has 4330mm of length, 1645mm of width, and it can seat up to about 8 people. The 2.0L engine comes with two different flavors; petrol and diesel, and transmission offerings are either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The diesel model only comes with an optional part-time 4WD system.

Eunos Cargo

Eunos Cosmo - Most Gran Turismo fans will probably remember this forgotten JDM masterpiece and so do I. The Cosmo is a luxury grand tourer which resurrected the legendary Cosmo name, the first rotary-engine powered Mazda from 1967. The entry-level models come with the 13B rotary engine which delivers 230PS of power but the top-of-the-line models come with the 20B rotary engine which develops a governed power output of 280PS. The Type-S model comes with a limited-slip diff, front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension, making it the sportier model that competes against Euro luxury coupes. On the inside, it's all about business in every angle and this is the first model to come with a GPS sat-nav system in the industry. The only gearbox available is a 4-speed automatic gearbox and no manual on sight, like a Subaru Alcyone SVX. It may not be a fun car to drive but for storing up memories, the Cosmo is worth remembering. It's one of my childhood memories when I played with one of these on Gran Turismo...

Eunos Cosmo

Eunos Presso - Available in other countries as the MX-3, the Presso is a kammback coupe and since I never heard of this, a kammback is a body style of a car with smooth contours that continues to the back that is abruptly cut off. It was derived from a German aerodynamicist Wunibald Kamm in the 1930's but this is how the Americans call it for those kind of shooting brakes. It went on sale in Japan on summer 1991 and the only offering for this 3-door coupe is a 1.8L K8 V6 engine which delivers 140PS of power. It can be fitted with either a 4-speed AT or a 5-speed MT. Then in 1993, 1.5L B5-ZE l4 engine was offered and even though it produces less than the 1.8L V6 model, it's more fuel efficient as this variant comes with 14.4km/L of fuel economy when fitted with a 5-speed MT.

Eunos Presso

Eunos 500 - Previewed at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show and went on sale in Japan since 1992, the Eunos 500 is based on the Mazda Capella and it comes with a 2.0L V6 engine that develops 160PS of power and 18.3kg-m of torque and a 1.8L V6 engine developing 140PS of power. They can be fitted with a 4-speed auto or a 5-speed manual as usual. For the 1994 update, the 1.8L V6 was thrown away and replaced with a smaller 1.8L l4 engine developing a lesser 115PS of power output. It was soldiered on until production ended in 1999. The Eunos 500 was sold in Europe as the Xedos 6 and it was involved in the British Touring Car Championship in 1993 and 1994.

Eunos 500

Eunos 800 - Launched in Autumn 1993, the Eunos 800 is the flagship of Mazda's Eunos brand. Originally, it was part of the plan for launching Mazda's Amati brand but due to financial strife, the plan to launch the Amati luxury brand was cancelled and the Eunos 800 was sold to Europe as the Xedos 9 and in America as the Millenia. It was the only saloon in the world to be fitted with a Miller cycle engine in history and yes, we're talking about a 2.3L Miller cycle V6 engine that powers it aside from the 2.5L V6 engine offered on top-of-the-line models. The Eunos 800 was renamed as the Mazda Millenia in Japan in 1997 after Mazda's decision to axe the Eunos brand. This is the last Eunos brand car ever launched in history and while it was renamed as the Mazda Millenia, it gained a minor change that includes a downgrade from aluminum to steel due to cost-cutting measures. Ouch... The Millenia flagship soldiered on until production discontinued in 2003 with no successor in sight.

Eunos 800

So, now you finally know about the Eunos cars you REALLY don't know. Next time when you think about the forgotten Eunos brand from Mazda, think about these rather than just the MX-5 Miata. They maybe consigned from the history books but those unsung cars truly have a place in JDM history.

Let's Do The News (August 22, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Last Tuesday, seven tourism students from the Bulacan State University were died after being drowned to death by a flash flood at the Madlum River while taking part of the field trip. On Friday, students of the BSU will be wearing black to mourn the death of the seven tourism students.

- 51 Overseas Filipino Workers from Libya have finally returned back to the Philippines. The OWWA will strive to give support from the government to those OFWs fleeing from a war-struck Libya.

- A Filipino seaman from Togo, West Africa, undergoes Ebola tests.

- BRAINIACS TAKE NOTICE: Can you drift a car while being electrocuted by a taser?! The Hoonigan sent Chris Forsberg to do the job as he tries to drift a car while being tasered.

- The Court of Appeals put a stop on the refunds for overpriced text messages from telecoms such as Smart and Globe.

- Good Smile Company's Phat Company subdivision revealed a brand new iDOLM@STER scale figure and it's Miki Hoshii! The folks trying to replicate the 765 Productions idols' posing from their anime DVD/Blu-Ray cover just like you saw from Yayoi, Hibiki, and Iori. This is the fourth addition to their lineup. Available early next year, she's priced at 7,400 Yen (plus tax).

Phat! Company scale-figure Miki Hoshii

- Porsche reportedly prioritizing a 200,000-unit sales target rather than just limiting their production numbers for exclusivity reasons.

- BMW shows off their F15 X5 Security armored luxury utility vehicle at this year's Moscow Motor Show. Based on the X5 F15, this armored model meets the VR6 standard of ballistic protection, perfect enough to survive war zones...well, as a theory.

BMW X5 Security Plus
BMW X5 Security

- Despite air strikes launched by the US Government, the Iraqi government is struggling to have their own air force. US President Barack Obama told Reuters that he don't want the nation's military to become Iraq's air force but there's a little alternative for this.

- SweetyHigh's SweetBeatTV takes us for an interview with Heffron Drive's Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt as they talk about their upcoming debut album titled Happy Mistakes!

- The Bravest Warriors Catbug's Treasure Book is now available! Published by VIZ Media;s Perfect Square imprint, this 108-page book takes us to the world in Catbug's own eyes.

Catbug's Treasure Book


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 21, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- The final draft of the Bangsamoro Bill is finally submitted to the Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III.

- The Malacanang Palace has told to the Armed Forces to the Philippines in accordance to the former president Fidel V Ramos' statement that there are a hundred Filipino Muslims training at the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to become jihadists. However, the information remained unverified...

- The PS3-exclusive free-to-play flight shooting game, Ace Combat Infinity, has been updated recently. Expect a brand new mission on the Campaign Mode called "Area B7R", a brand new Special Raid Mission on the Online Co-op called "Stonehenge Returns", new aircrafts including the ASF-X Shinden-II, the fan favorite Su-37 Terminator, and many others, and other many improvements to this game!

- Volkswagen Brasil has unveiled a brand new Fox for the Brazilian market.

2015 Volkswagen Fox

- The person responsible for the death threats against the creator of Kuroko's Basketball will be sentenced to four-and-a-half years of imprisonment.

- Celeb Derek Ramsay is filing a counter-affidavit against a complaint in accordance to R.A. No. 9262

- Movie legend Jackie Chan felt ashamed upon his son was arrested in a drug bust. His son, Jaycee, and his actor friend, Kai, were detained by HK authorities last week after over 3.5oz of marijuana was discovered at Jaycee's home.

- Back at the Gaza Strip: There was an Israeli air strike happened on a house in Gaza where three senior Hamas military commanders were killed.

- A US top-secret military mission has tried to rescue reporter James Foley as well as other American hostages in Syria, but failed.

- There's been a brand new internet craze going on around here right now. I really don't know what in the world wide web is that but some say, it's called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Although it remains shrouded in mystery, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a method to spread awareness towards the ALS disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the body's muscle neurons, rendering them immobilized, vital organ failure, and possibly fatal.

This challenge pits ordinary people filming themselves while getting spilled by a bucket full of ice cold water. Then, they nominate random people to do it in less than 24 hours or donate to the ALS foundation.

Check out the rampant clips of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

If you really want to do it, why not give it a try for a change?!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Forza Motorsport 5: For the first time, a Rolls-Royce!!!

At Forza Motorsport 5, we always love to push the limits with the cars of our dreams. Whether if its American Muscle Cars, Street Tuners, ultra-expensive exotics, hot hatches, we love to play with them and experiment with different tastes, helping us to shift the tides from the opponents. Now, there's a whole new twist that will surely leave them questioning what in the world is that thing doing here...


Hmmm? What's this? Some kind of luxury grand tourer perhaps? Is that a Rolls-Royce?! I don't know but...


Oh my goodness! Do my eyes deceive me? It is a Rolls-Royce! What's a Rolls-Royce doing in a racing game?! For the first time in video game racing history since the advent of racing video games, Rolls-Royce finally stepped into the racing game spotlight after numerous negotiations, starting with the latest Rolls-Royce masterpiece called the Wraith.


Unlike most cars that were assembled by robots, the Wraith is a handcrafted beauty that is truly made by human hands. At the hands of a skilled artisan, the Wraith can be considered a beautiful masterpiece with a golden ratio fit enough to be called "beautiful". On the inside, the seats are well-tailored to suit its customer individuality and I never knew several cows of the world were ritually sacrificed for the good of leather. It's kinda like choosing your favorite Haagen-Dazs flavor at your nearest convenient store but it's not all about that, the Wraith is all about fancy living and its ultra-expensive pricing made it even more exclusive, so exclusive that only a few wealthy people can be part of it.


When it comes to comfort, the Wraith, despite its two-door coupe look, is a proper saloon tailored to be the boss on the road and when you're riding on one of it, the Wraith makes you look special in so many ways. If they see you in one of these, they might think your a politician or a celebrity or a sheikh or something high-profile. It could be the envy of anyone in the world right now...


However, this is Forza Motorsport 5, and I'm investigating why the Wraith was part of the Forza Motorsport 5 car list and how does it perform on the track. The main reason why the Wraith is part of the Forza Motorsport 5 is this...


Combining the trademark premium luxury that most Rolls-Royces adorned with the sheer performance, the Wraith is powered by its 6.6L V12 twin-turbo engine producing 624HP of power output and over 800Nm of torque while mated with a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox. Because this V12 engine packs a devastatingly high torque for a super-heavy premium coupe, even gently pushing the throttle can be somewhat devastating for an unskilled driver but with all that torque and power, the Wraith can be total hooligan for the Brainiacs.


Because of being too heavy and too much on the powerband for its twin-turbo V12 engine, it can be somewhat too difficult to corner even at a low speed but with precision and talent, trying to survive the catastrophic handling of the Wraith is no slouch. If you are enjoying with the Wraith, it can be worth respecting for but if you're driving like an idiot, the Wraith can be a total idiot and it can result into a bigger mess.


After spending the day at the Top Gear Test Track with the Wraith, all I can say's good to have a Rolls-Royce on the video game! After several years of not being in video games for real, looks like various negotiations really made it possible to be part of video game history with the Rolls-Royce Wraith and thanks to the Rolls-Royce Wraith, this ultra-expensive two-door saloon for the rich and famous can be played at Forza Motorsport 5 for the masses.

It may not be a sharp-handling car but for me, the Wraith is by no means one of the most enjoyable cars to drive only on Forza Motorsport 5. Try it!

Let's Do The News! (August 20, 2014)

Things we learned today...

- Newly-appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza vows to be humble on the public interest rather than the appointing authority on his mandate.

- The Senate leaders clarified that they should not talk about charter change as well as the issue of Benigno Aquino III's re-election this 2016.

- Once started as a fan-made creation via 3D printing but that fan-made planter that resembles Bulbasaur from PokeMon caused The Pokemon Company to get upset, so upset that they've sent a "cease and desist" to a certain 3D printer design sales website where the planter in question is sold.

- The second video of the SweetyHigh's new G. Nails summer web series featuring Dog With a Blog's G. Hannelius is streaming and this time, she'll be showing us how to make some Dog With a Blog-inspired nail art!

- Skoda gives a sneak preview on the next generation Fabia compact hatchback.

2015 Skoda Fabia

- Max Verstappen will be the youngest Formula One driver in history as he will be driving for Toro Rosso team at the 2015 season.

- JOIN THE REBELLION! Star Wars Rebels will be airing this 13th of October on Disney XD! A special short titled "Spark of Rebellion" will be on the WATCH Disney XD app on the 29th of September, giving Star Wars fans the chance to witness how it all started.

- Actor and former WWE superstar Dwayne "The Rock Johnson will be playing as a villain in an upcoming adaptation of a DC Comics masterpiece.

- Let's find out what if Americans react when they eat Filipino snacks.


Laugh Three tips to get through traffic violations!

On the August 19, 2014's Banana Nite's LAUGH THREE segment, here are the LAUGH THREE tips to get through numerous traffic violations!

- When caught beating the red light, use reverse psychology!

- When caught speeding, try to worsen the situation!

- To avoid ticketing, talk something gibberish!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 19, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III told his officials not to think about the 2016 elections for a while, even if Charter Change is one of his top agenda for his possible re-election.

- After his 5-day visit to South Korea, Pope Francis stated that his term will last for around two to three years.

- PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum clarified to the public that there is no such thing as an "eruption pattern" on the recently erupted Mayon Volcano, debunking rumors that strong eruptions happen every centennial. It varies by the quantity of magma climbing out from the crater.

- A one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was unveiled during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Called "1of1", this one-off Veyron, sold to a Singaporean buyer, revives the brand's traditional colors.

Bugatti Veyron GSV 1of1

- Tesla Motors officially announced that they'll be offering "infinite mile warranty" for Model S customers. Probably another one of their tactics from the world's most ambitious EV maker. Meh...

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

- Saleen has introduced a tuned Tesla Model S called the Saleen FourSixteen. This Saleen-tuned Tesla Model S features upgraded aerodynamics, four full-bucket seats, and a three-phase, four-pole AC induction motor.

Saleen works on Tesla Model S to create high-performance EV
Saleen FourSixteen

- The Lamborghini Huracan is ready for Super Trofeo duty as the Huracan Super Trofeo race car was unveiled at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. It was developed in collaboration with Dallara and it develops an additional 10HP from its V10 engine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Forza Motorsport 5: Be a a Reasonably Priced Car!


After eight months of void, looks like everyone's wish came true as the latest Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car, the Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line, has finally arrived and with this, everyone can be a Star In A Reasonably Priced Car any time at the Top Gear Test Track on Forza Motorsport 5!


It's about time this car showed up on Forza Motorsport 5. Everyone in the world begged to have the latest reasonably priced car to be here because of Forza Motorsport's longtime partnership with BBC Top Gear. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul's been there, even Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, especially that Loki dude from Thor named Tom Hiddleston. Those celebs, new and returning alike, really know how to take on the Vauxhall Astra round the Top Gear track to find out how fast are they and now, it's our turn to be the star in this reasonably priced car and see how we stack up with the celebs' lap times.


Before that, let's have a little experiment, shall we? Just how fast is the current Reasonably Priced Car against the former? Well, let's get this thing straight first. The former Reasonably Priced Car, the Kia cee-apostrophe-d, has the same 1.6L petrol engine as the current Reasonably Priced Car, the Vauxhall Astra Tech Line, except the cee-apostrophe-d is 9HP more. Torque? Both of them have 114lb-ft. Weight? Well, the cee-apostrophe-d is 320lbs lighter.

So, even though the latest has some disadvantages than the former in terms of power and weight, has the folks from Top Gear did the right thing to replace the cee-apostrophe-d with the Astra? Let's find out...


First up, it's the former Reasonably Priced Car, the Kia cee-apostrophe-d. I took it round the Top Gear Track to see how fast I performed at this car...

I posted a 1:46.040 lap time on the Kia cee-apostrophe-d, meaning that I'm between Boris Becker and Andy Garcia. Good try...


...but now it's the turn of the latest Reasonably Priced Car, the Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line! Let's see how fast can I go with this machine...

The time? 1:45.600! Which means, I'm in the same spot as Jimmy Carr's. Still, I was quicker than Sherlock Holmes or Loki but slower than Breaking Bad's Jesse. He he he...

Better still, despite the power and weight disadvantage, the Vauxhall Astra did well than the Kia cee-apostrophe-d thanks to its superior handling via FlexRide suspension system. Well, I'm glad I clear that up...

Let's Do The News! (August 18, 2014)

Things we learned so far...

- Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri continue as protesters began throwing molotov cocktails at the cops, forcing them to counterattack with tear gas and rubber bullets. It happened when protesters running through a police command center and refused to stop.

- Comedian Jobert Austria is currently in hot water right now after his failed "suicide attempt" last weekend. He was going to jump through the fifth floor of the Sogo hotel Quezon Avenue branch, reports told, because of the "death threat" he received.

- Over the weekend, ace trainers from various parts of the world have been gathered at Washington D.C. to take on the PokeMon World Championships and for this year, with Pokemon XY as the highlight, ace trainers are battling their way to the top until the winner is named. The winners at this year's PokeMon World Championships are;

PokeMon World Championships 2014

In the Trading Card Game battles:

  • Andrew Estrada on the Masters Division thanks to his Genesect EX and Virizion EX cards that propelled him to the top.
  • USA's Trent Orndoff on the Senior Division with his Trevenant and Accelgor cards.
  • Japan's Haruto Kobayashi at the Junior Division thanks to his Team Plasma deck that crowned him the victor.

In the Video Game battles:

  • Se Jun Park from South Korea on the Masters Division and the Pokemon that made him crowned the victor are Pachirisu, Gothitelle, Gardevoir, Gyarados (with the Gyaradosite armed in order to become Mega Gyarados), Talonflame, and Garchomp.
  • Nikolai Zielinski on the Senior Division thanks to his battle-hardened arsenal of Pokemons ranging from Gyarados, Zapdos, Hydreigon, Garchomp, and the Venusaur equipped with the Venusaurite for Mega Evolution purposes.
  • Japan's Kota Yamamoto on the Junior Division. With Gardevoir, Zapdos, Hydreigon, Garchomp, Aegislash, and Kangaskhan in his fray, he truly bagged this title with honor.
- The Malacañang Palace officials confirmed that the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law will not be submitted today as documentations continue to prepare before submission.

- And now, highlights from their Mexico visit during the Doctor Who World Tour with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. The Mexican fans are nuts as they can't wait to be greeted by the 12th Doctor.

- VAULT THAT BORDERLINE! The 4th DLC catalog for the PS3-exclusive THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL has finally announced and it's set for its August 26th release. For this catalog, you can expect a brand new scenario divided into three sets. Each set costs 1,667 Yen (plus tax) but if you want them all, you'll have to pay 4,612 Yen (plus tax) to get the whole EX Episode 1 set featuring 12 character-specific songs for you to take on. Also, Anzu Futaba from Cinderella Girls will be making a special appearance.

Costumes aside, you can expect new additions like the new Summer Grace One Piece, Shiny Rock Star, Meteorite Shower, and Windy Cherries. The Forever Star and Prima Concerto costumes from iM@S 2 are returned and for the first time on the Playstation3, Punkish Gothic is now added on the list of iM@S OFA DLC costumes!

Also, new songs are featured on this catalog such as the brand new Vault That Borderline! as well as 私たちはずっと…でしょう?, 私はアイドル♡, and I Want.

Vault That Borderline!

- US President Barack Obama states that US air strikes on Iraqi troops' effort to recapture the nation's largest dam were done to protect the US interests in that Middle Eastern country.

- Moments after their live TV engagement, showbiz couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes announced that they have their wedding set at the end of 2014.


Wow Mali! - August 17, 2014

Highlights on the August 17, 2014 episode of Wow Mali Lakas Ng Tama!

- KAPKAP NI KAP - Hold it right there sir, we're doing a cavity search...sort of...

- PAA-NO NA? - Yikes! Am I going to pedicure...the undead?!

- BAHAY NI BIG BRO - Housemates! Welcome to my house! If you want to win, you will have to do as I say or else you're evicted.

- A group of idiots called CALAMITY FUN are taking on a cheesy situation as they find out who gets the cheese...but instead, all they've touched were nothing but mousetraps! DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

- EMOTE CONTROL: THE BOYS OF THE PHILIPPINES - On this episode's EMOTE CONTROL, celeb Shalala is tricking someone into auditioning to a new talent search show.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Cute Wall (Volume Two)

Now, the moment of truth is time because it's now time to do...THE CUTE WALL!

Yes, indeed. THE CUTE WALL. The wall where every cartoon character can be rated by how cute they are regardless of how my security blanket hardly explain while getting bitten by my lips...doing gibberish sounds. Speaking of which, who dares calling the boys from Free cute? Sorry, but they're not cute because they're just too darn cool and we don't deal with cool ones, fangirls, so...DEAL WITH IT.

You want a cute character? I'll give you one and while my lips are biting my security blanket, one cute character just popped in my head! Who's that cute character?! But before that, I have some loose ends to deal with. Ah, yes. Let's put characters that were in my HOW CUTE IS YOUR CHARACTER segment last year and I decided to put Adventure Time's BMO, Gravity Falls' Mabel Pines (ewww...why did I have to add her?), Hamtaro's Bijou, and The Fairly Oddparents' Poof to the NAKAKAGIGIL spot because between you and me...they're have their highest level of cuteness so...welcome to the exclusive club of cute characters! (laughing hysterically)

Also, I decided to put Mokona, Catbug, and Final Fantasy's Mog to the CUTE spot. I have to let them in the running for now so anyway, who's that cute character that popped in my head? Oh wait! I'll give you a clue...

"GRRR! Dine-saw!"

Peppa's little brother George

Yes! It's George! From Peppa Pig! Who would ever forget Peppa's cute little brother? Reason for his cuteness is his...well...crying because this is the only tone you'll hear when George's crying...

That's right. This is the only tone of crying you'll hear from Peppa's little brother but George's crying made me laugh because...let's admit it that his crying is HILARIOUS! No offense but because George's crying is so funny, someone made a techno remix out of it. (laughing)

So George, Peppa's little brother, you're going to...the NAKAKAGIGIL spot and's your Mr. Dinosaur. (imitates George) GRRR! Dine-saw!

Anyway, as I placed George to the Nakakagigil spot, another cute character popped into my head and it's...


Happy from The 7D? But why? Why do we have to consider Happy cute? Wait! Something's amiss...Probably because of his smile. His smile is so cute, I want to gigil him if he smile again. I also want to tickle his tummy or his beard because he's cute, I admit. Sorry Dopey, but Happy's too cute to be the cutest of The 7D so that's...a Nakakagigil spot reserved for him! (laughing)


Speaking of Dopey, however, I'm afraid you'll be the first in the NOT CUTE spot. (laughing) So sorry because Dopey's the only one who's always whistling. No offense but Dopey's not cute.


Oh wait! I forgot about Bashful! I also remember that Bashful's also cute but what made me puzzling is his looks. If you see Bashful by only his hat rather than his face, is that a frowny face? Nope...that's just his nose resembled of a frowny mouth. (laughing) Very comedic, huh? But still, if Bashful's cute...where should I put him? Nope. He's not in the SERIOUSLY NOT CUTE spot. He's not in the NAKAKAGIGIL spot neither. However, Bashful's going to the CUTE position. Enough said.


Ack! Who's that PokeMon?! Oh wait! I remember this one! It's from PokeMon XY! One of the starters! Chespin! Now I'm starting to think Chespin's a suitable cute character because of that cheeky smile of that little critter.

Chespin (Japanese-speaking people called this Harimaron) is one of the Kalos region starters for those who are playing Pokemon X or Pokemon Y for the very first time. Chespin's number 650. Chespin's a Spiny Nut Pokemon. The Kalos Pokedex states that Chespin's quills on its head are soft but when it flexes them, the points are sharp enough to pierce a rock.

In the anime series, Chespin joins alongside one of Ash's latest companions, Clemont, unknowingly the Lumiose Gym Leader, but I should better get going with this segment.

Reason to call Chespin cute because of its irresistible smile. I know, I already said that but when Chespin smiles with its mouth wide open, its true cuteness has the same equivalent as...let's say...Phineas from Phineas and Ferb!

A cute Chespin is a happy Chespin and for that, you get to sit next to Pikachu in the NAKAKAGIGIL spot! Woo-hoo!

Oh! Almost out of time! Guess that wraps up this edition of THE CUTE WALL! See you next time!

Time for the recap!




*Mabel Pines

Let's Do The News! (August 17, 2014)

Things we learned so far...

- Over 800 Overseas Filipino Workers from Libya have returned to the Philippines.

- Senator Antonio Trillanes believes that it would be better if they placed retired Major General Jovito Palparan, the fugitive responsible for the kidnapping of female students, to the detention cell.

- A Filipino indie film, titled Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon, has won the top prize at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

- NEVS, a Chinese-owned Swedish company responsible for reviving Saab, faces bankruptcy. Darn. They've recently revived Saab last year but now this?!

- Although it may look like the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe but don't be fooled. What you're looking at is called the Renovo Coupe, the faux Daytona Coupe labeled as America's first all-electric supercar. The electric motor produces 500HP power and over 1000ft-lb of torque, It will do 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of a measly 120mph. It was reportedly priced at half a million dollars and for exclusivity, limited production will commence next year. It's recently displayed at this year's Pebble Beach Concours.

Renovo Coupe EV Supercar
Renovo Coupe

- The Dodge Challenger will be making a return to Trans-Am racing.

2014 Dodge Challenger SRT Trans Am
Dodge Challenger SRT Trans Am

- Slowbro will have its own Mega Evolution on the upcoming PokeMon ORAS 3DS game.

- And now...highlights from their New York visit during the Doctor Who World Tour.

- At this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, McLaren unveiled the P1 GTR concept car that previews a track-focused version of the hybrid hypercar.

McLaren P1 GTR Concept

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