Saturday, January 30, 2016

The most bitter heartbreak in Lola Nidora's life

Throughout the week, the Kalyeserye segment on Eat Bulaga takes AlDub Nations back in time to discover Lola Nidora's bitter heartbreak from the man of her life, Anselmo. Set in 1945, when the Second World War reaching its climax, viewers get the chance to see a much younger Nidora (who looks just like Yaya Dub) while discovering her life event that changed her forever; the story of Anselmo and Nidora.

Sure, it's set 70 years ago but the timeframe's all messed up because of the early promition of a movie that is due on 2015, some modern vehicles, modern infrastructure, and whatever weird stuff going on. Either way, viewers witnessed why she ran away from her Mama Ariana Miley, how she got accompanied by the Beyonce "Yaya Mot" (whose English is hillariously bad), how Anselmo suffered from a tumor in his brain, and how these two lovers cope up together. Believe it or not, the terms dubsmash, hugot lines, and pinky swears were done during the postwar period.

It's all come to this; at the moment the two lovers going boojie on their day out while her mom went AWOL, they were unknowingly being hot on Mama Ariana Miley's trails and caught red-handed. Furiously, she ordered her men to separate Nidora and Anselmo once and for all.

That was the most bitter postwar heartbreak in Lola Nidora's life. That heartbreak shaped her to become the person we knew today.

Keep watching Eat Bulaga for more Kalyeserye antics and by the way, congratulations on the wedding of EB presenter Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna. May God bless them both and good luck on their new journey as husband and wife.

Photo: Official Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

The All Of Me ending

In the final episode of All of Me, as Lena is racing against time to find Salvacion, the fairy who gave Manuel a second chance in life, she's risking eveything to save him while, unknowingly, Henry's tailing Lena and her son Ivan.

Upon the encounter of Salvacion, Lena begged Salvacion to save Manuel but Salvacion rejected because Manuel already made an agreement to her. She told everything how Manuel met her upon his death, how did the agreement came in the form of his younger self named Edong, and why did he failed his objective and risking everything to save him.

Salvacion took Manuel's life and with Manuel gone, Henry appears, using Manuel's disappearance as a chance to regain Lena and Ivan. However, Henry was shot and thrown into the well, where he will face eternal punishment from the fairy.

With Henry now out from the picture, it seems that Lena felt saddened that Manuel's gone. As for Salvacion, she recalled what the young Dr. Vicente once said to her that he will sacrifice everything for love. He was right. Manuel DID sacrifice everything for the love of Lena.

In the end, Manuel reemerged from the shadows and reunited with Lena, proving that he and his younger self, Edong, are the same person.

This concludes the story of All Of Me.


On the January 29, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Rooftop gags

- More news reversed on Opposite News

- Hugot Lines for the latecomers

- Who will be crowned Miss Unicorn 2016?

- Mang TaƱong's back and he claims that Bruce Lee invented Aikido...

- Let's Duet in the cafe!

- More words to live by from Tata Lino!

- The crowd's awaiting for the couple responsible for their hit text conversations!

- A group of soldiers fending off an alien invasion!

- Candidates hosting a campaign

Friday, January 29, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 29, 2016)

- The Philippine National Police confirmed that the seven million peso bounty released by the DILG for the arrest of the Malaysian terrorist Marwan, who was presumed dead in the Mamasapano Clash that killed f44 SAF units last year, has been claimed by an informant.

- The Sandiganbayan placed Optical Media Board chairman Ronnie Ricketts and three other officials under suspension following the graft charges against them. They were suspended for 90 days after allowing the release of confiscated pirated discs and violated Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices act.

- Reports told that North Korea may conduct what it claimed to be a "satellite launch" with in two weeks. What the North calls a satellite launch could be a possibility of test firing an ICBM. Right now, the Japanese military is amping their preparedness for the imminent launch.

- The World Health Organization estimates that four million people, mostly from South America, could become infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The virus has spread to 23 countries and territories since confirmation of the first case in Brazil last year. Right now, there is no vaccine available and development takes years to finish.

- Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and French leader Francois Hollande announced a range of business agreements following the historic lifting of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear development program.

- Last November 2015, there was a leak of methane in Porter Ranch, California, emitting more greenhouse gases than a heavy traffic downtown, making it one of the worst environmental man-made disasters in history and it will take less than six months to put the methane leak under control. The gas company behind the methane leak in California recently face a $25 million lawsuit from the state's air regulator.

- The end of an era; Land Rover rolled off the last Defender from its Solihull plant after 68 years of production.

The last Land Rover Defender

- Toyota Motor Corporation confirms buyout of small car company Daihatsu in the second half of 2016, making it a subsidiary of the world's largest carmaker.

- GREAT SCOTT! The Delorean that made famous for its appearance in the Back To The Future trilogy has been reborn as the new company will produce three hundred units of the iconic gullwinged sportscar in the same factory where it was produced.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 28, 2016)

- During the meeting between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the Japanese Imperial Couple Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, a group of comfort women criticize the president for allegedly ignoring their demand for justice and apology. A group known as the Liga Ng Mga Lolang Pilipina protested on how they were ignored by Aquino who instead chose to speak about business with the imperial couple.

- The Commission of Election collaborates with Facebook to promote the May 9 elections.  This collaboration allows Facebook to source out questions for COMELEC's debates for presidential and vice presidential candidates. Earlier, COMELEC collaborated with Twitter to allow voters to interact with the top election candidates.

- Outgoing Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou left the country to visit an island holding in the disputed South China Sea. Accompanied by about 30 staff member, the soon-to-be-replaced Taiwanese leader left Taipei aboard an air force cargo plane bound for Taiping Island. As his term is going to be replaced by the incoming Tsai Ing-wen (who won the recent elections), Ma's visit aims to emphasize Taiwan's sovereignty claim over the South China Sea.

- The top opposition groups from Syria are threatening to protest UN-backed peace talks until their government lifts blockades on opposition-held areas. The United Nations has invited representatives from both Syrian government and opposition groups to Geneva for the first peace talks in two years, due to start on Friday.

- As the rise of the machines continue through the years, American IT company Google used artificial intelligence to beat a human professional in the Japanese board game of Go.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, it's the clash of two different time periods because for AlDub's 28th weeksary, it's 1945 meets 2016 because while Lola Nidora's busy retelling the post-war love story between her and Anselmo, Alden and Yaya Dub celebrated their 28th weeksary at the studio. However, the timeframe is all messed up with the arrival of Mama Ariana Miley and her yaya Beyonce from 1945 to the present-day Broadway Centrum, questioning everyone where in the world is Nidora.

- Meanwhile, AlDub scored themselves on a cover shoot in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine PH.

- The Alpinestars Car Pack on Forza Motorsport 6 for the XBOX One console is now available. IT's available for free via Car Pass or for 6.99 USD. It features cars like the 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype, 1990 Mercury #15 Whistler Radar Cougar XR-7, Pontiac Aztek (as seen from Breaking Bad), the Sunbeam Tiger, the Alfa Milano QV, the 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5 and the Subaru SVX.

- HERE IT IS! After the recent livestream, the upcoming PS4-exclusive IDOLM@STER game now has a name; THE IDOLM@STER Platinum Stars. Complete with the generically new logo for the series, Platinum Stars features a much refined, recharged, and reloaded dynamics built specifically for the PS4. From the updated looks of your favorite 765 PRO idols, new and indigenous ways to play, and a brand new storyline. It's coming this 2016.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 27, 2016)

- In the reopening of the investigation of last year's Mamasapano Clash that killed 44 PNP Special Action Force units during the manhunt on the terrorist named Marwan, former PNP Chief Alan Purisima repeatedly told that he didn't mislead the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Purisima first informed the president about the clash through text messaging sent in the early morning of the 25th of January last year.

- Senator Grace Poe said that the adoption laws in the Philippines raised by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno herself during the Supreme Court's oral argument yesterday helped boost her evidences that she is a natural-born Filipino and qualified to run for president in the May 2016 elections. During the argument, Sereno pointed out that the adoption laws recognize foundlings or children with no known parents as Filipino citizens.

- The Japanese Imperial Couple Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have attended a welcome ceremony and met Philippine leader Benigno Aquino III in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, which is part of their five-day visit as state guests.

- Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump will not attend the upcoming debate hosted by Fox News and Google. Trump already said he would probably not participating, accusing the news network of manipulating him.

- As sanctions imposed by the US against Cuba continue to lifted following its historic diplomatic ties last year, the latest sanctions to be lifted is air travel and with the sanction lifted, pilots working for US airline companies can stay at local hotels after their flights arrive in Cuba. It also provide US TV networks and film companies to work there.

- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is cleared of charges for the alleged transfer of funds into his personal bank account, according to the Malaysian attorney general. Najib was criticized that about 700 million dollaws was transferred to his account from state funds shortly before the general election three years ago.

- The legendary 718 name was returned as the facelifted version of the Porsche Boxster has been renamed as Porsche 718 Boxster. It now comes with a much smaller turbocharged boxer-4 engines that produces up to 350HP of power in the S version.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

- However, Jaguar responded with the unveiling of its Geneva-bound F-Type SVR, which is capable of hitting over 200mph of top speed.

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

- See Pikachu in a whole new adventure as The Pokemon Company, part of Pokemon's 20 year celebration, unveiled a new mystery solving game coming on the Nintendo e-Shop this February for the Nintendo 3DS. It's called Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Combi Tanjou and as the talking Detective Pikachu and his new partner Tim Goodman, you can explore around the city solving for mysteries.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye; back to the surreal 1945-ish post-war love story of Anselmo and Nidora, a day after Anselmo getting beaten up by Nidora's mom's men, Nidora wrote a letter to Anselmo until she was caught by her mom, sending her to a faraway place so she can't be with Anselmo. If things get even worse, Anselmo was diagnosed with a tumor on his head. What happens next? Tune in next time and find out!


20 Years of Pokemon: The 20 most scariest Pokemon

Continuing on the celebration for twenty years of Pokemon, it's time to focus on the scariest Pokemons in history. Of course, PokeMon stands for Pocket Monsters and you know there's the "Monster" word on it and every kid knows that monsters are scary even at bedtime. Yeah, right. Every little kid in the world knows that they are afraid of monsters hiding under their bed or in their closet or whatever but nothing is more so than the twenty scariest Pokemons in history. Are you scared? Well, you shouldn't be...

1) Arbok - What makes Arbok one of the scariest Pokemons in history is the pattern on its belly. Based on the Pokedex readings, its terrifying face-like pattern on its belly is made to scare off its prey. No wonder Jessie from Team Rocket used to have one of these before it was surrendered by a poacher in an Advanced Generation episode "A Poached Ego" alongside James' Weezing. Poor evil misfits...

2) Pikachu - Eh? In the previous posts, I once told that Pikachu is the cutest and the prettiest but why would I have to put Pikachu in the list of scariest Pokemons? It's the last year's Spooky Cup to blame but one thing's for sure, you won't like Pikachu when its angry.

3) Zubat - No matter which generation you're on, if you're venturing in the cave, you are most likely to get swarmed by a horde of Zubats because in all caves of all regions, they're (almost) everywhere as well as its evolved Golbat.

4) Muk - Encountering a Grimer is a very scary experience but encountering a Muk is even more terrifying in the first Pokemon games. Muk is the evolved form of Grimer and according to the Pokedex, its footprints are very poisonous. Still, Muk's considered to be one of my favorites and no wonder Ash caught one in the first series so there's nothing to be scare of.

5) Gengar - Back then if you want to caught a Ghastly at the Lavender Town's Pokemon Tower, you need the Silph Scope obtained at the Celadon City's Team Rocket hideout. If you had a Ghastly evolved into Haunter, you need a mate to trade it in order to become Gengar. While Gengar's listed as one of the Pokemons that can be evolved via trade much like Alakazam and Machamp, it's definitely scary, even on battles due to its high special attack powers and speed. Have it Mega Evolved into Mega Gengar and the results can be even more terrifying.

6) Crobat - It takes loyalty to have a Golbat evolve into Crobat but by accomplishment, trainers gained access to the Poison-type Pokemon worthy of being one of the speediest attackers. Having gained an extra pair of wings, it allows Crobat to fly more quickly and quietly, according to the Pokedex. Some hardcore trainers managed to have a Crobat that knows Brave Bird as an egg move, which sounds rather scary but tough in the battle of the fastest Pokemons.

7) Granbull - Its massive fangs is what makes Granbull one of the scariest. What's even more scary is its attack-lowering Intimidate ability and its high-attack power capable of unleashing the most powerful of moves such as Play Rough, Rock Slide, Crunch, and Earthquake.

8) Sableye - Apart from its appearance, the one thing that makes Sableye scary is its type combination. Because it is a Dark-and-Ghost type, there is simply no other Pokemon that can deal some super effective hits against Sableye, except for any Fairy-type Pokemon or Mega Lopunny's ability to have its Normal or Fighting-type attacks penetrate even the ghost ones. What's even scary is its Mega Evolution and with Mega Sableye, its scaringly high defensive ratings and its Magic Bounce ability really make battles one heck of a scarefest.

9) Banette - Banette's a scary Ghost type Pokemon and so is its Pokedex description saying it was formed when a cursed energy has entered a discarded doll, searching for the child who threw it away. Pokedex descriptions are a load of tosh, right? But what makes Banette so scary is its offensive power and with Mega Evolution, this is worth frightening. Why? Mega Banette's Prankster ability gave trainers a dirty strategy involving Protect and Disable. One question though, if you pit a fight between Mega Gengar and Mega Banette, who will win the fight?

10) Weavile - When night falls and when Sneasel is equipped with the Razor Claw, Sneasel can evolve into Weavile, noteworthy for its offensive quickness because of its high attack and speed rate. Sounds scary if you're facing off against this Pokemon but if you were one of the few who tried Pokken Tournament, you know how scaringly quick Weavile is when it uses its barrage of fury swipes.

11) Rotom - In its basic Electric-and-Ghost type form, Rotom looks very small but because Rotom can enter some kinds of machines and take control, according to the Pokedex, skillful trainers can outfit Rotom with different forms of appliances. It can be the Grass-type Mow Rotom, the Fire-type Heat Rotom, Ice-type Frost Rotom, Flying-type Spin Rotom, and most famously, the Water-type Wash Rotom.

12) Giratina - Giratina's the stuff of Sinnoh legends and notably one of the scariest Pokemons on the list. The Pokedex states that it came from the Reverse World and banished for its violence. In its normal "Alternate" form, Giratina looks somewhat frightening, but when transformed to its "Origin" form, Giratina has brought fear to a whole new meaning.

13) Darkrai - In the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl movie The Rise of Darkrai, Ash and his friends are on the race against time to stop the nightmarish threat caused by the mythical Darkrai. Apart from its frightening appearance that makes little kids running scared, what makes Darkrai super scary is its signature Dark Void attack, which finds very useful in group battles because it will render groups of opposing Pokemons asleep, giving it plenty of time to attack.

14) Krookodile - Krookodile's not just scary but this Pokemon brings bad a whole other meaning because while its attitude is as bad as a bad boy in a bar brawl, its intimidating attack power can munch through any defenseless foes it the heated battle. No wonder Ash has one in the Black and White anime having evolved from his Krokorok during a battle against Iris' Dragonite.

15) Chandelure - We know that Chandelure, like its pre-evolved Litwick and Lampent, is a Ghost-and-Fire-type Pokemon, meaning that it's hot and scary at the same time, but what makes Chandelure so scary is its amazingly high special attack power, meaning it can outwit its foes with long range attacks such as Shadow Ball or Heat Wave. If a Chandelure comes with the Flash Fire ability, not only it will protect itself from a Heat Wave attack but its fire-type attacks give it a massive boost, giving it an opportunity to counterattack.

16) Hydreigon - Hydreigon's got three heads, just like a Dodrio, but because of its dreadful combination of Dark and Dragon type, just like its preevolved Deino and Zweilous, Hydreigon's an unstoppable force to be reckoned with thanks to its offensive powers capable of wiping out the competition in one fell swoop. Of course a Dark-and-Dragon type sounds scary but there's one massive weakness; its dual-type can be easily beaten by fairy types.

17) Volcarona - Having evolved from Larvesta, Volcarona's appearance looks somewhat similar to those as seen from role-playing games featuring flying monsters on it, making it one of the scariest Pokemons you'll encounter. Don't be fooled by its appearances because in group battles, Volcarona's the dark horse for the trainers because when Volcarona comes with the tricky Rage Powder, enemies will attack directly to Volcarona, giving its allies plenty of time to retaliate against opponents who attacked Volcarona.

18) Aegislash - It might be scary to see a sword floating around by itself but for a Pokemon like Aegislash, this Steel-and-Ghost-type Pokemon is a keeper for veterans and rookies alike. In its Shield Forme, Aegislash's defense is great, but when switched to Blade Forme, it trades its incredible defense to its incredible offense. A simple defend-then-attack tactic became a necessity for trainers who had Aegislash, especially when it comes with defensive moves like its signature King's Shield move.

19) Noivern - Noivern may not be one of the strongest of the Dragon types but it's the fastest Dragon type in the world of Pokemon, and downright one of the scariest judging from its appearance.

20) Yveltal - Yveltal is the stuff of Kalos legends and known to be the harbinger of death and destruction. Ancient times told that when this Pokemon is dying, it unleashes its power to absorb energy of every living thing in the world and turns into a cocoon once more. There's a reference to Yveltal's signature Oblivion Wing attack, which absorbs the opponent's HP and then heals, making it one of the most formidable legends to deal with. That's the circle of life, folks.

Join us next time as we'll be tackling the toughest Pokemons in history.

Photo: Pokemon

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 26, 2016)

- The Commission of Elections announced that they're moving the start of ballot printing from the 1st to the eighth of February for the upcoming May 2016 elections. The poll body is eyeing to finish the ballot printing by the 25th of April.

- Davao City mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte will not attend at the presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City on the 21st of February unless his disqualification case is dropped.

- According to the lawyer of the presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe, there is no evidence that she is a foreigner. Legal counsel Alex Poblador shown no proof that she's a foreigner during the second round of the oral arguments on the disqualification cases against Poe.

- Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani begins his first post-sanctions trip to across Europe in Italy. Rouhani met Italian PM Matteo Renzi on Monday, nine days after international sanctions against Iran were lifted after it achieved goals of limiting its nuclear development. Italy was among Iran's top trade partners before the sanctions but trade between the two nations has been lowered to less than a quarter of pre-sanction levels.

- The World Health Organization warns that the mosquito-borne Zika virus is likely to spread to all but to countries in the Americas. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos (similar to the dengue) and is believed to cause serious birth defects.

- The European Union has opened a new center for counter-terrorism among member states. Known as the European Counter Terrorism Centre, it was opened on Monday within the European Police Office based in The Hague, Holland.

- Ford Motor Company announced that they will stop selling cars in Japan and Indonesia due to poor market shares.

- Things are not looking so well in the making of a rebooted Top Gear show as incoming presenter Chris Evans threatens to leave the show after some arguments with the top officials of the BBC.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye; back to the 1945-ish surreal post-war love story of Anselmo and Nidora, Mama Ariana Miley imprisoned Nidora to her mansion but Anselmo managed to rescue her. However, Mama Ariana and her men caught the two lovers off-guard. What happens next? Tune in next time and find out!


Second-Generation Kia K7

Since its launch in 2009, the K7 introduced Kia Motors a new naming scheme where all good saloons will have a K at the beginning. Don't know why but they want to sound their cars like they're the kings on the Anyway, the K7 (known as the Cadenza in the global left-hand markets) has now regenerated and we can expect more tech and more performance than the previous model.

2017 Kia K7

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, and at first glance the new look for the new generation is somewhat very sharp as a rapier indeed and when gazing through its reworked Tiger Nose grille and the Z-shaped headlamps and taillights, it sure knows where it starts and where it ends in terms of design flow and between you and this car, it's like winning a game of checkers every time you say "king me".

2017 Kia K7 interior
2017 Kia K7 interior

Inside the new K7, it's all neatly organized according to plan and it's very reminiscent to a posh European saloon if you carefully examine the details. From its well-tailored upholstery, high-tech center console that manages stuff in your car including its sat-nav, the new side-by-side center armrest, the device that adjusts the front passenger seat, the new Krell Premium Sound system, and the HUD that doesn't point things out in the sunshine, you could really tell that the new K7 feels like a luxury saloon and spacing wise, it's an improvement over the previous model in terms of rear legroom and the trunk spacing. Of course, there's now a smart trunk offered on the new K7 and with the smart key in your pocket, you can open its trunk automatically without pressing the button from your keys. Ain't science grand?

The science doesn't stop there because while this new K7 promises to be technologically advanced, it's been given a host of safety features such as Smart BSD, Emergency Auto Brake, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Around View Monitor, and many others. Those tech features sounds so good for a Korean car but some skeptics felt unsure on how all of these tech features work while driving the new K7 on the road.

2017 Kia K7

So, what's under the hood for the new K7, per se? Well, it comes with three different engine choices; a powerful Lambda II 3.3L GDi producing 290PS of power, a well-balanced Theta II 2.4 GDi, and the first-ever R 2.2 e-VGT engine with a fuel consumption of 14.3km/L. All three engines are mated with an all-new 8-speed automatic gearbox.

In terms of dynamics, the new K7 feels hardly improved at all especially when its now reinforced by its ultra high-strength steel frame as well as being fitted with front MacPherson Struts and rear multilink suspension. Feels classy and as comfortable as a European business saloon but it doesn't had the fun factor to keep its sports saloon status afloat. Overall, it's far average for a car who just can't wait to be king.

The new K7 starts at 30,900,000 Korean Won, which is somewhat more than the previous model and when you look that up to the pricing of its rival, the Hyundai Grandeur, you will be shocked that this is a million Won more. Sounds costly, but the new K7 feels like a cut price solution if you can't afford a Mercedes C-Class or an Audi A4, or a BMW 3-Series, because above all, this car can't wait to shout "King Me" to the Europeans...well, the handling feels a bit kinky compared to the Europeans.

Available Colors: Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Platinum Graphite, Gravity Blue, Aurora Black Pearl, and Pluto Brown.

Photo: Kia Motors

Forza Motorsport 6: First of the "Event Cars"


See this unique looking racing classic from Ferrari? If you're asking how in Thinking Out Loud did I get that unique looking 1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P, I just wanna know you still have plenty of time left to take on a very special Can-Am Connection multiplayer league because those who ranked in the 50% through the weeks of January gets this car. Of course, I'm a bit late to say it but this is the final week to take on a special League in FM6 and place in the rankings to score this vintage racing machine.

This is the first of Forza Motorsport 6's "Event Cars", which is broadly similar to unicorns in the past Forza games but unlike those "unicorns" in the past, these "event cars" can only won by placing through the ranks of a certain League you're on in FM6. I'm sure this is the first time I had my hands on this event car but there's more every month so keep playing for more.


To honor my recently acquired Ferrari 314P, I decided to have a go round the whole Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have a quick comparison against McLaren's legendary M8B Can-Am racer, the legend responsible for its six wins in the Can-Am racing in 1969, pushing Bruce McLaren and his team to become one of the most competitive teams in the championship. Believe it or not, I once had a go on this legendary machine during the limited-time multiplayer league involving Can-Am racers and while I'm not concerned about results, I am gunning for a spot at the league rankings until I reached the target ranking percentage. Anyway, while this is no time for sentimental thoughts or rather putting it in my so-called Hobonichi Techo, let's compare these two and see who makes it to the top.

The 312P or specifically the 312PB by some is powered by the flat-12 engine with twin overhead cams, developing 440bhp of power and 258lb-ft of torque, mated with a race-developed 5-speed manual gearbox. Apart from the low centre of gravity benefitted from its engine layout, it features front double wishbones and a rear single top-link, reversed lower wishbone, bolted to its aluminum central monocoque with steel spaceframe. The M8B, on the other hand, comes with the  Chevrolet-derived, 7.0L V8 engine, with a much shorter stroke and a larger bore built by George Bolthoff, producing 635HP of power and 575lb-ft of torque while mated with a 4-speed Hewland manual gearbox. It comes with a massive rear wing mounted high on pylons, allowing this machine to run on softer springs.

Both of these cars are amazingly one-sided in terms of performance and handling thanks to its clever aerodynamics unique to these bewitching racing classics but in the end, there's only one who came out to the top.  The 312 P did it in 1:32.328 while the M8B did it in 1:33.614, meaning that despite the power difference, the Ferrari's low centre of gravity thanks to its boxer-12 engine mounted in the middle really slips through the corners with ease. I was amazed that I won this kind of car.

Anyway, this is your final week to place in the rankings at the Can-Am Connection Multiplayer League in FM6 and stand a chance to win this Ferrari. Enter now.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 25, 2016)

- A year has passed since the brutal Mamasapano clash that killed 44 of the PNP Special Action Force members and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III admitted that he is unhappy with the slow progress of the nation's justice system. He, however, vowed justice for the slain SAF members who were killed during an encounter against Moro rebels. Aquino called on the Congress to look into the PNP Law and determine the provisions preventing the immediate imposition of sanctions for leaders who fail in their duties.

- The top officials of the House of Representatives had their fingers crossed as they only got two weeks to vote on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before Congress adjourns for the electoral campaign.

- 29 people are killed in one of the most historic snowfalls ever to hit the East Coast of the United States. The blizzard occurred last weekend and some areas have seen over one meter of snow. Residents of New York City found themselves beneath 68 centimeters of snow. It's the second-most recorded since 1869.

- Great Britain has reported three cases of Zika virus infection among travelers who returned from South America where the infection is spreading. They were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne diseases on Sunday after visiting Colombia, Suriname, and Guyana. The Central and South American countries last year saw an outbreak. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and muscle-aches that last up to a week and according to Brazilian health authorities, about an estimated 1.5 million people have been infected.

- The Islamic State released video messages that the group claims its terrorists made before the Paris attacks last November 2015. In this video, there are images from last year's attacks that killed 130 people followed by the so-called final messages of the nine militants, most speak in French or Arabic.

- The international meeting aimed for counter-terrorism opened in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Ministers and officials from 18 nations, especially from ASEAN, Japan, and the US, are discussing ways to counter the Islamic State militants, among other measures.

- After years of waiting, the American version of the hit motoring TV show Top Gear is returning to History Channel soon with a special episode where the presenters; namely Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrera, and Rutledge Wood, landed on Cuba on their first ever road trip ever since the US lifted the sanctions against Cuba.

- Independent British car company Morgan plans to offer a full range of hybrid vehicles by 2020 following a consortium formed with other British automotive engineering consultancies experienced in developing high-performance electric powertrains and a grant from the British government's Advanced Propulsion Centre.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, one entry of Lola Nidora's diary takes us back to 1945 (sadly, it's a diary way out of its time presumably) where she talked about her first true love of her life named Anselmo and why did her Mama Ariana Miley got furious about her love affair with Anselmo. Betcha didn't know that even in post-war era, Dubsmash was invented every time when someone hears a transistor playing music.

- While Star Wars fans are still reeling from last year's successful "The Force Awakens" film, Disney announced that the next Star Wars film is due in the 2017 Holiday Season while an anthology film, tentatively titled Rogue One, is slated for this year's holiday season.


At the 2016 Sherlock Seattle Mini-Convention

Over the weekend, I went to the Broadway Performance Hall, which is a few yards near the Seattle Central College, the educational institution where I was graduated on a few years ago, to attend the annual Sherlock Seattle Mini-Convention. The mini-convention turned out to be "good" but not as great and as perfect as the other Sherlock Seattle mini-conventions occurred over the past years but I think it was a good success for those who share the love for all things Sherlock Holmes.

Of course, with the debate over what just happened at the near climax of "The Abominable Bride" special, which aired earlier this month, a group of men known as SCEME appeared on the stage to demonstrate the different fighting techniques that could have been the alternate perspective in the Sherlock-Moriarty fight at the Reichenbach Falls.

Take a look at some of the pics I took and be sure to hop in my Facebook page for the full scoops I took.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alden shows off his musical instrument skils

In the recent Eat Bulaga's Kalyeserye, AlDub and the lolas are cordially invited for the pre-wedding special of celebrities Pauleen Luna and one of EB long-time presenters Vic Sotto. This special is the ideal moment where Alden Richards shows off his musical instrument skills in front of the live studio audience...or rather it was. From the ukulele to the piano, Alden has thrown everything he got to fulfill one of Yaya Dub's three conditions in order to give the answer to Alden's question.

After their performance, the bridal shower kicked off with the arrival of Pauleen Luna onstage and almost all of the EB presenters are celebrating the pre-wedding special. Anyway, best that we should leave it here but be sure to keep watching Eat Bulaga every weekdays for more Kalyeserye antics and congratulations to Bossing and Pauleen for your upcoming wedding!

Speaking of which, what will be the second condition for Alden from Yaya Dub?

Photo: Official Eat Bulaga Facebook Page
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