Saturday, October 11, 2014


On the October 10, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Mad scientist gags

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, May babaeng galit sa tambayan, tapis lang ang kanyang kasuotan, sabi nya siya daw ay...NABOSOHAN!!!

- On this episode's PAG-IBIG HOTLINE, Mr. Luv-Yah is counseling with a couple facing with some major issues with themselves.

Mr. Luv Yah

Tina & Ronnel

- What to do when your stunt double isn't what it suppose to be?

- A director has some brainstorming during a coffee break...

Nag-iisang Ikaw

- Bubble Gang Flashback Friday

- More wise words from Tata Lino!

- Those youngsters in their computers these days...

- "Sorry but that's not my job"

Top Gear USA: Need For Speed

The boys of Top Gear USA are back and on that episode, they're taking on the fastest roads in Germany and if they're ready, they're prepared to take on the Nurburgring, the ultimate racetrack most challenging racers take on over the years. For Tanner, he's armed with the VW Golf VII R while for Rut, he's armed with the Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4S, and for Adam, he's fully armed with the brand new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. Mind you, Tanner has a 4WD car with the engine with the front while Rut has a four-wheel drive car with the engine at the back, and Adam's got a 4WD car with the engine in the middle. It's all-and-all in their German road trip to Nurburgring.

First up, it's the drag race and since Tanner's got a hatch by mistake, he's got a disadvantage against his co-hosts' sportscars and even a jumpstart won't help it because...Adam and the Huracan nailed them both. Period.

Next, the boys are taking on the Autobahn, a German highway where no speed limits are present and they can go as fast as they can until they will face traffic. Tanner and his Golf R done it in 150mph while Adam and the Lambo done it in a quicker 175mph, and Rut in a Porsche done it in 143mph.

Meanwhile, the boys are racing through a church from an old German town and whoever gets there the fastest wins. Even though these cars have their own trump cards on their side, getting through the tight streets is a challenge. After miles of navigating through the town, the Rut in the Porsche made it first.

Because Tanner hadn't won anything in this episode, he lured them to the parking lot for the handling test but with added twist: a slalom test while avoiding big cans of beer. This test demonstrates the VW Golf R's handling capabilities but for the other two...this is going to be one-sided. Still, the Porsche 911 C4S done it barely.

And now, the boys are on their way to the Nurburgring, their big petrolhead dream come true, but for Tanner's he's going to swap his Golf for something race-prepped for the Nurburgring a form of a race-spec version of the Golf VI! He's not giving up without a fight!

He's going to set a benchmark time at the Ring and then...have Adam and Rut beat it with their sportscars! Even though the Huracan and the 911 C4S gave it everything they've got, it was one heck of an experience to have themselves in the Ring.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 10, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- The US Embassy in Manila put most of the Americans on high alert in the Philippines after police arrested three men linked to terrorist networks plotting to bomb most parts of the Philippine capital. Last October 5th, the police have arrested three members of the Rajah Solaiman Movement whose hideout were under surveillance for months.

- According to a US report, human rights records from the People's Republic of China continued to grow worse in key areas over the past year and limits on free speech and assembly are growing.

- Former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, age 83, has been hospitalized but he's determined to fight for his life. Gorbachev is the last leader of the Soviet Union when he took power in 1985 and instituted the sweeping political and economic reforms known as glasnost (openness) and perestroika (rebuilding).

- Over 87 million Philippine Pesos of deposits from Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. has been found as the investigation over his charge for plunder and his involvement at the PDAF scam continues.

- As the Hong Kong Protests still rages on, most of the student protest leaders have called on supporters to stage a major rally later on after the HK government cancelled planned talks.

- As the whole Philippines are on the watch on PNP National Director General Alan Purisma, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wished to the Philippine president Benigno Aquino III that he should "kick Purisima upstairs so that he will leave the PNP alone.”

- Aston Martin, the premier British sports car maker is coming to the Philippines and to be distributed by the newly established Aston Martin Manila. The newest PH distributor of Aston Martin has been forged by Bridgestone PH president Marc Tagle and Marc Soong. They'll be bringing most DB9, Vanquish, Rapide, and Vantage models on the Philippine market next year.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

- Naruto fans, don't fret because even though the manga ends as well as "The Last - Naruto The Movie", there's still more hope because next year, there's going to be a stage play that is part of an ongoing post-end projects.


2014-2015 Japan COTY finalists announced

Last year, the Volkswagen Golf VII was the first imported car to win the Japan Car of the Year, edging out the likes of locally-made bests especially the Honda Fit. It was one heck of a twist happened in the history of Japan COTY when an imported car, especially German, won this award that is solely for Japan-made cars. I have no idea why most Japanese people love the new Golf very much.

Now, for the 2014-2015 Japan COTY, the top ten finalists have been announced and the winner will be named at the 13th of October, the final day of the Tokyo Motor Fest 2014. So, who are the ten finalists vying for the top spot?

1) Toyota Noah and Voxy

2014 Toyota Noah

2014 Toyota Voxy
2) Nissan Skyline V37 (Infiniti Q50)

2015 Nissan Skyline 200GT-t

3) Honda N-WGN

2014 Honda N-WGN

4) Mazda Demio

2015 Mazda Demio
5) Subaru Levorg

2015 Subaru LEVORG

6) Suzuki Hustler

2014 Suzuki Hustler

7) Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

8) BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

9) Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee

10) Peugeot 308

2014 Peugeot 308

These are the finalists but who will be crowned the 2014-2015 Japan Car of the Year? Find out soon...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 9, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Most of the American central bank policymakers are concern about the current economic situation regarding the economic slowdown and the strong dollar as minutes of the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting last month were released. The labor market conditions continue to improve but the workforce is underutilized.

- South Korean prosecutors indicted the former bureau chief of Sankei Shimbun on suspicion of libeling SoKor president Park Geun-Hye.

- A bomb scare forced Katipunan's Miriam College to suspend their classes.

- Two ace pilots from the Philippine Air Force, Brigadier General Raul Del Rosario and Colonel Guillermo Molina Jr. have been promoted.

- Toyota's Prius Alpha MPV has been given a minor change for 2015.

Toyota Prius Alpha 2015 minor change

- Fans of the Metal Slug game would know that the main character tank of the game, called the SV-001/I Metal Slug, has spawned a 1/24 scale model kit from Wave. It will be available this January for 4,800 Japanese Yen.

SV-001/I Metal Slug

- Porsche reveals the 911 Carrera GTS range which features an uprooted version of the 3.8L boxer-6 engine that develops 424HP of power and a top speed of over 190mph. It can be fitted with either a 7-speed manual or the PDK gearbox.

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
- In an Autoblog-exclusive report, the Formula Roadshow returns to Jerusalem, Israel, after series of conflicts.

- This is the Hyundai Aslan, the production version of the AG concept sedan as seen from the 2014 Busan Motor Show and pre-orders are open for this premium saloon that sits between the Grandeur and Genesis. It will be powered with either a 3.0L or a 3.3L GDi engine.

2015 Hyundai Aslan

- Disney celeb Olivia Holt has signed a contract deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WARNING: Superstorm Vongfong reaches Japan on weekend

Superstorm Vongfong was intensified into the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the cusp of Category 5 status, as it heads through the Western Pacific Ocean toward Japan. Its maximum sustained winds is at least 155mph and it's heading through Japan, a nation that is still reeling from the aftermath of Typhoon Phanfone over the weekend, this coming Sunday. This is known to be this year's most powerful storm since last year's Superstorm Haiyan which has max winds of 230kph and 315kph gusts before it caused havoc in the Visayas part of the Philippines.

The northern Ryukyu Islands will be the first to feel the wrath of this superstorm as early as Saturday or Saturday night while the worst impacts across mainland Japan are expected from Monday to Tuesday and expect devastating winds and strong rainfall.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Super GT 2014: Thailand

The first ever SUPER GT race to be held at Chang International Circuit in Thailand was a spectator-worthy experience for the Thai petrolheads who turned out to be big fans of the SuperGT race and for the first ever race in this new circuit, which is the seventh round of this 2014 season, the #36 PETRONAS TOM'S RC F, driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter, is the winner on the GT500 class while on the GT300 class, the winner goes to the #3 B-MAX NDDP GT-R driven by Kazuki Hoshino and Lucas Ordonez, the first ever Nissan GT Academy graduate.


So far, the #36 LEXUS TEAM PETRONAS TOM'S is in the lead on the GT500 standings while the #4 GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO is still standing at the top of the GT300 standings. The final race will be at Twin Ring Motegi on the 16th of November. Who will win the Super GT 2014 season? See you next month!

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

The big scoop today...

- Japan's next-gen weather satellite, the Himawari 8, was successfully launched into initial orbit as scheduled. The rocket was lifted off at precisely 2:16 PM Japan Standard Time from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will be placed in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 km above the Earth and operations will commence next year.

- So far, 54 people died in the Mt. Ontake eruption that occurred on the 27th of September, 2014, the worst volcanic eruption in Japan for over seven decades.While 12 people remained missing at that time, the Japanese government had deployed a thousand police officers, firefighters, and SDF personnel to continue their search and rescue ops.

- US Vice President Joe Biden apologizes for remarks on Syria, clarifying that he didn't mean to criticize Washington's allies in the Middle East for the response to the battle against ISIS.

- The Belgian defense ministry commenced their first air strike against the ISIS in Iraq on Sunday. An F-16 fighter jet conducted the raid on the Islamic State extremists after spotting the group's unit fighting against Iraqi troops.

- As the Ebola Outbreak continues to worsen, US President Barack Obama will consider heightened airport screenings and other measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola disease.

- The Philippine Government is committed to spend billions of Pesos in funds for the creation of the politically autonomous Bangsamoro entity.

- The first Forza Horizon 2 DLC Pack has announced and for tomorrow's Mobil 1 Car Pack, there are six new cars rolling out such as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, SRT Grand Cherokee with an 8-speed gearbox, Renault Clio RS 200 EDC, VW Scirocco 16v, Maserati 300 S, and the 1988 BMW M5. It's free for Season Pass holders.

The Forza Horizon 2 Mobil 1 Car Pack
- The Angry Birds are getting a movie this 2016! Be prepared because the birds are ready to crash the big screen!

- REPORT: The Naruto manga series which spawned a massively popular TV show, numerous movies, and an array of merchandising rights, is reaching its climax next month. Looks like the ninja saga has come to a gripping climax.


Forza Horizon 2: Challenge Stradale accepts the challenge


This is no ordinary Ferrari 360 because this is the 360 Challenge Stradale, a hardcore version of the 360 Modena that weighs less and more aerodynamic than the normal 360 because of carbon fiber door panels, removed carpets, carbon ceramic brakes, titanium wheel bolts, dual rear floor with F1-inspired flows, slightly longer nose, slightly modified sills, slightly necked boot and the rear is higher than the front. The 3.6L engine that powers it is raised to 425BHP, resulting to a 0-60mph time of four seconds.


I won this car from my first showcase event on Forza Horizon 2. It was the one where I have to race against an aerobatic squadron in the open roads of Castelleto. It was a close one but I'm glad I got my hands on this hardcore 360 that is pre-tuned to take on the next championship. I've even got the chance to use it on the road trip to Nice, France.


The 360 Challenge Stradale maybe old but it still work very well in the Southern European landscape in Forza Horizon 2 and I spent several hours showing its true capabilities as a full-blooded Ferrari by taking part in championship events suitable for its kind as a Modern Supercar but first, the 360CS needs to be dressed for the occasion...


Its make-up transformation is done...well sort of. The 360 Challenge Stradale is now ready for the event and notice this shiny gray paint on the outside, it gives out that luster and a more dramatic feel to my Challenge Stradale. I've even added some black stripes to give out that contrast. If I have time for evaluation, looks like my Challenge Stradale looks dramatic enough to cruise around the roads of Southern Europe and for racing, it wants to play rough like most cars do here.

Speaking of play rough, the 360CS is ready to take on the championship it was assigned to and it's time to show how the 360CS can do like an ace!

The Cute Wall (Volume Four)

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

All right, now while my idiot pal isn't here to mess things up while I'm featuring some new batch of characters waiting to have their cuteness evaluated, let's feature our first cute character for this segment!

Tunip the Vegimal

You know this fella, don't you guys? That's Tunip the Vegimal from OCTONAUTS. Now I know Tunip, like the other Vegimals, had a very little screen presence in the show but just look at Tunip, he's so cute for a fish-vegetable hybrid kind of thingies but still, you get the idea. So, what do you think, guys? How cute is Tunip?

(audience murmuring)

Okay, for me, I guess I would put Tunip in the CUTE spot and he'll be sitting next to Mog and Catbug, is that okay with you Tunip? (Imitating Tunip)

(audience laughing)

So, that's it for Tunip, who's next?!

Doc McStuffins
(cheers and applause)

Yes, I know, it's the one and only toy doctor we love from Disney Junior, it's the one and only Doc McStuffins! Most kids love Doc McStuffins because she's by no means one of the cutest characters in the world of preschool shows and yes, songs like "Time for your Check-Up" and "I Feel Better" from the show, they're all stuck in my head right now and I can't get rid of these as long as babies kept tuning in on this show. (sigh)

(audience laughing)

But in my mind, she looks somewhat geeky in appearance and just look at her big eyes, she's just way too cute and too nerdy for words and I reckon that she will be in the NAKAKAGIGIL spot...which I'm putting her on it right now.

(audience laughing)

That's right! My blanket tells that she's so NAKAKAGIGIL and she fits well with Pokemon XY's Chespin because they look so geeky! Anyway, let's feature the next one

Sorry, I'm late. I got stucked in the traffic jam for hours and I took public transport instead.

Yeah. You're here while I was going to show the next character on this segment.

Which is...Minccino from Pokemon Black and White.

(audience laughing)


How did you know that?

You're holding one right now. Now, listen. Don't you dare put Minccino in the CUTE spot because...

Because what?

I don't know. I never thought I got this far...

You're telling me Minccino's not cute because it's a Normal-type Pokemon. Nope.

That's Bianca's Minccino!

Yes. That is Bianca's Minccino from the TV show and do you know which spot I'll be putting Minccino? Oh wait! Before you're going to do the unthinkable, I have another Minccino for you to deal with.

What's that? Two Minccinos? What are you going to do? Evolve one into Cinccino? Ha! I was expecting to see that coming!

Nope. Because...Minccino, use TICKLE!

Wha....(laughing uncontrollably)...Ahh!!! Stop!!! (laughing hard) That tickles! Cut it out! (laughing uncontrollably)

(audience laughing)

Make it stop!!! Please!!! (laughing uncontrollably)

Right, with him getting tickled by Minccino. I'm free to put Minccino to the CUTE spot and I got the chance to put Mabel Pines back to the NAKAKAGIGIL spot! Woo-hoo! Now, where was I? Oh yeah!


Check this out! That's Piplup from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl! For a starting Diamond Version or Pearl Version user, Piplup's one of the Sinnoh starters aside from Turtwig and Chimchar. In the TV show, this Piplup is Dawn's personal Pokemon. She and Piplup are always the best of mates and we love Piplup's cute looks for a penguin. I know, Piplup's the penguin Pokemon and I used to have a plush toy of Piplup. Boy, where did the years go... I kinda missed having a Piplup plush. (sniff) That Piplup plush looks innocent and I had this little critter before I gave it away to someone. Right now, I've moved on and I have a Chespin now so where should I put Piplup? Everyone?

(audience murmuring)

All right. If you say so. It's a CUTE for Piplup! Don't worry. Most Dawn cosplayers in times of conventions will always have a Piplup plush by their sides if they still make one.

I'm very sure you know this cute character, right? That's Sofia the First! Of course, we all love Sofia because...well, there's no other word for it...because she's cute! Just look at her? Isn't she the cutest princess in all of the wonderful world of Disney? My security blanket thinks she's so NAKAKAGIGIL probably because of the way she moves while she's wearing her trademark gown.

(audience laughing)

So, what do you think of Sofia? For me, because of her all-round cuteness, I'd decided to put her in the NAKAKAGIGIL spot! Hooray!

(audience laughing, then applause)


Whoa! Looks like we have one of the Eevee friends joining our segment. This I believe it's...a...who's that Pokemon? Sylveon? Oh! Okay! It's Sylveon! The Intertwining Pokemon and one of the evolved forms of Eevee. According to the Kalos PokeDex, Sylveon wraps its ribbonlike feelers around the arm of its beloved Trainer and walks with him or her. Believe it or not, we do have a plush toy of this Pokemon and my little sis enjoys it for a while...Oh, it's you again...

Phew. Managed to grab hold of Minccino's tail and chopped it.

You what?!

(audience laughing)

Some Pokemon Centers in Japan has Minccino's tail for sale. Managed to grab one to stop that little vermin from tickling me 'till I wet my pants. Clever plan, though. that Sylveon?! One of the Fairy-type Pokemons?!

Uh-huh. And I was decide where should I put Sylveon right before you showed up grabbing Minccino's tail.

(audience laughing)

So, uh, your take? I believe I'll put this on CUTE so you don't want to make a move to get rid of it and place it to SERIOUSLY NOT CUTE.


Queen Delightful

How about this then little guy. That is Queen Delightful from The 7D. She's the Queen of Jollywood and by no means the ditziest since Black and White's Bianca.

(audience laughing)

Don't even compare Queen D to Bianca even though they both have blond hair!

Besides. When she open her mouth wide enough to see her tonsils, what does that remind you of?


It's like Stonehenge and Excalibur combined and save the Kame-Kame Wave from Dragon Ball for later.

Stonehenge? Excalibur? Are those doomsday weapons from the Ace Combat games?

Exactly! And I have no idea what's going on with that Queen Delightful character but she's way NOT CUTE to meet her standards...

Hey! I'm in charge of this segment and I say she's NAKAKAGIGIL!

(indistinct chatter)

(We'll leave Queen Delightful's decision for the next volume but for now, it's time for the recap)



*Tunip the Vegimal

*Doc McStuffins
Mabel Pines

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stars of 2014 Mondial de l'Automobile

The 2014 Paris Mondial De l'Automobile is going on now until the 19th of October, 2014, at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles and this is known to be Europe's finest car shows that only comes in the even number of the year and for 2014, there are several debutants, full model changes, minor changes, concept cars, and much more to discover so...what are the stars of this car show?


- Audi A6 range 2015 Minor Change
- Audi A7 2015 Minor Change
- Audi TT Mk.3 Roadster
- Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
- Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon
- Bentley Mulsanne Speed
- BMW 2-Series Cabriolet
- BMW X6 Mk.2
- Ferrari 458 Speciale A
- Fiat 500X
- Infiniti Q70 (Nissan Fuga) Y51 Minor Change
- Infiniti QX70 S Design
- Jaguar XE
- Kia Pride 2015 Minor Change
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- Lotus Elise S Cup
- Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna
- Mazda Roadster (MX-5 Miata) ND
- Mercedes-AMG GT
- Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2015 Minor Change
- Mercedes-AMG C63
- Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe
- Opel Adam S
- Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 2015 FMC
- Peugeot 208 GTi 30th
- Peugeot 208 XY JBL Edition
- Peugeot 308 GT
- Peugeot 508 2015 minor change
- Porsche Cayenne 2015 minor change
- Renault Clio Initiale Paris
- Renault Espace 2016 FMC
- Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection
- Seat Leon X-Perience
- NEW Skoda Fabia range
- NEW smart range
- Venturi America
- NEW Volvo XC90
- VW Golf Alltrack
- VW Passat B8 range
- VW Passat B8 GTE range


- Audi TT Sportback Concept
- Citroen C1 Urban Ride Concept
- Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept
- Citroen DS3 Ines De La Fressange Concept
- Citroen DS Divine Concept
- Infiniti Q80 Inspiration
- Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Stealth Concept
- Kia K5 T-Hybrid Diesel Concept
- Lamborghini Asterion Concept
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S
- Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L Concept
- Peugeot Exalt Concept
- Peugeot Quartz Concept
- Renault EOLAB Concept
- Ssangyong XIV-Air Concept
- Ssangyong XIV Adventure
- Toyota C-HR Concept
- VW Tristar T6 Concept
- VW XL Sport Concept

Further Reading:




F1 2014: Japanese GP

Following Lewis Hamilton's win at the rainy Japanese GP in Suzuka Circuit, looks like the whole world is on the focus of Marussia's Jules Bianchi as he was hospitalized after a crash with a recovery vehicle which was removing the damaged Sauber F1 car that Adrian Sutil drove during the race. Right now, Bianchi's in critical condition and we really don't know when will he recover from such a catastrophe.

Anyway, with Mercedes' Hamilton in the lead and he's 10 points ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg and 73 points ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

The next race will be held in Sochi, Russia, on the 12th of October for the inaugural F1 Russian GP.

Image: Top Gear

Vice Ganda vs. Kuya Germs

If you thought that didn't happened, maybe you just missed last night's Gandang Gabi Vice episode where, for the first time ever, Vice Ganda chats with the one and only Master Showman German "Kuya Germs" Moreno.

We can't really believe we saw it coming and we really had fun seeing these two on national TV!

Wow Mali! - October 5, 2014

On the October 5, 2014 episode of Wow Mali Lakas Ng Tama!

- Yes, ma'am. This lady cheated...uh...what's next?!

"May script? Artista na ako?"
"Drama ba 'to o comedy?"
"Excuse Me?"
"OMG! Totoo ba ito?"
"Talbog ka sa ganda ko 'te!"

- SISITV - Viewers send in their funniest home video pranks in this new segment!

- MALINTADONG PINOY - Still more people showing off their funny sides on this segment!

- EMOTE CONTROL - On this episode's EMOTE CONTROL, singer Luke Mijares is under Joey De Leon's control!

"Ikaw talaga ang nagugudtaym!"

- SIGN KA NATAWA? - More funny signs caught by the eyes of the staff!


- CATCHTUS - The Calamity Fun are ready for some cactus catching! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME, FOLKS!

Mike Benta
Manny Paksiw
Tita Cris

- An alien from outer space needs some gas for his UFO!

"Anong klaseng sasakyan 'yan?"
"Saang planeta ka galing?"
"Saan kaya aabot ang fifty mo?"
"Lakas ng tama ni Sir!"
"Ang liit lang ng spaceship!"
"Hindi ko pa rin maintindihan!"

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