Saturday, February 20, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North Korea conducted artillery drill

North Korea conducted an artillery drill on its side of the West Sea border. They fired multiple shells from its Jangsan cape located across from the South's Baengnyeong-do island. According to SoKor's Defense Ministry, it was likely a normal drill and no unusual activity detected from the North side but as a precaution, the South Korean military called back fishing boats and told the island's residents to be on standby for evacuation.

The South Korean military also announced that they recovered more pieces from the North's rocket launch last February 7th. The Navy says the search for debris is now complete.

In terms of a possible cyberattack, the South Korean ICT ministry is reportedly inspecting the nation's telecom companies and government agencies, as well as online banking systems for security breach purposes.

Source: Arirang News

The fateful reunion of Anselmo and Nidora

Image: Official
Eat Bulaga Facebook page

Long after the most impossible feat in Kalyeserye history, involving the lolas of Kalyeserye meets JoWaPao in a very special Just Duet segment of GMA's noontime show, Eat Bulaga, someone reemerged after seventy long years of separation. Yep, that someone is none other than the love of Lola Nidora's life; Anselmo.

With the two finally reunited, Anselmo expresses his heartfelt gratitude to Nidora after seventy years of separation. They even doing the "boojie" thing as well. Sadly, this will be the last time the two lovers meet each other again because Anselmo's off for some other things.

Keep watching Eat Bulaga every weekdays for more Kalyeserye antics but for now, congratulations to Ritchi Ramos and Richie Austria, whose song ALDUB YOU (MAALDEN KITA) won the top prize!


On the February 19, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang;

- Takas ospital gags

- Mang Tañong talks about his involvement in People Power Revolution.

- Hugot lines at the bank

- Clash of the yayas!

- A funeral package with greater benefits...

- Miss Unicorn Pia Horseback is on a sporting gig!

- Bubble Gang does Enervon by spoofing this commercial as INNERVOINK!

- Welcome to your momma's kitchen restaurant!

- More news reversed in Opposite News!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 19, 2016)

- Sports apparel brand Nike revoked its sponsorship with Manny Pacquiao following his harsh comments against same-sex marriage, saying they're even worse than animals. If losing a sponsorship wasn't enough, Pacquiao may face disqualification in the May 2016 elections because of his final fight against Tim Bradley on the 9th of April.

- China denied the US reports over the deployment of SAMs on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The US government confirmed that China's deployment of air-defense missiles over the past week on Woody Island in the disputed Paracel chain. US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized China for contradicting Chinese leader Xi Jinping's remarks about not militarizing the South China Sea.

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed the Salary Standardization Law that raises the salary of about 1.6 million government workers by an average of 27%.

- Pope Francis condemns Republican frontrunner Donald Trump over his views on US immigration, stating that is "not Christian". After his Mexican trip, the Pope referred to Trump's pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border to repel illegal immigrants if elected. Pope Francis calls Trump's plot "not Christian".

- A nuclear material was stolen in Iraq late last year according to the IAEA, prompting authorities to launch a search for the material. The stolen material is iridium-192 and this isotope is the second most dangerous on its 5-level scale. If contact, it would be deadly over a period of hours to days. The theft has given rise to concerns that the material could fall into the hands of terrorists such as the Islamic State militants and be used to make a dirty bomb.

- The Aston Martin DB10 from last year's 007: SPECTRE film was auctioned for over 3.5 million dollars as part of the auctioning of movie props courtesy of Christie's. The auction exceeds the original estimate of at least $1.4 million and proceeds went to Doctors Without Borders.

Aston Martin DB10 from 007: SPECTRE

- The Volvo V90 flagship estate was unveiled in time before next month's Geneva Motor Show, featuring Volvo's signature safety tech, S90-inspired looks, and a range of engine choices including the T8 PHEV which uses a twincharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor to generate 410HP of power.

2017 Volvo V90

- The Pagani Huayra BC has been uncovered before its Geneva Motor Show debut next month. The V12 engine now produces 789HP of power and 811lb-ft of torque, while mated with a more updated 7-speed gearbox. With lightness is the main focus for the BC, its weight-saving materials made this beast lost 132kg of weight.

2017 Pagani Huayra BC

- Following the 346 Production version Mika Jougasaki figma, her little sister Rika Jougasaki from THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is getting a brand new Cinderella Project figma variant inspired from the TV series. Order books are open for her with prices start at 5,833 Yen plus tax and she'll be arriving this July. Complete the sisters, right away!

figma Rika Jougasaki
Cinderella Project version

20 Years of Pokemon: The 20 best Pokemon the companions had

Continuing on Pokemon's 20 Year Celebration, it's time to look on the best twenty Pokemon belonged or used to belong to the companions that tagging along the TV series' hero Ash Ketchum (Satoshi).

Wherever Ash goes on numerous adventures, he has companions and companions stick together to the very end of his journey, region by region. Like Ash, his companions have big dreams to achieve and so are the Pokemons they have on their journeys. This could be the ideal time to jot down the 20 Pokemons that Ash's companions had.

1) Misty's Togepi - Once hatched from the egg that Ash and his friends found in the cave of prehistoric Pokemon, Togepi has been tagging along with Misty for some time. We even seen one tagging along with Ash's Pikachu and friends in different sorts of adventures.

2) Brock's Zubat - While he's more than just the Pewter Gym Leader, Brock wants to live up to his reputation as a Pokemon breeder and joins Ash as one of his companions. He got a Zubat following a horde encounter. Later, it evolved into a Golbat, and during the Johto Journeys, his Golbat became a ultra-quick Crobat while pursuing against Team Rocket.

3) Tracey's Marill - A young man named Tracey served as a temporary companion to Ash and Misty during the Orange Islands adventures while Brock's left with Professor Ivy for some obligations. Tracey's Pokemon, Marill, is extremely helpful to track down other Pokemon and objects thanks to its super sensitive hearing.

4) Misty's Psyduck - Of all the Pokemons Misty had, this Psyduck is Misty's worst headache...literally, because when she calls out one of her Pokemon, Psyduck slips in.

5) May's Torchic - At the Advanced Generation, this Torchic is the ideal choice for May after her spelunking with a Treecko and a Mudkip. Later on, it evolved into Combusken and then a more powerful Blaziken. At the finale of the Advanced Generation story, the battle between Ash's Sceptile and May's Blaziken ended in a honorary draw and Ash's Sceptile split the award into half.

6) May's Beautifly - After a confusion between which Wurmple is which, the Wurmple May had evolved into Silcoon and then Beautifly. Rather than using it for battles, May's Beautifly is one of her ideal Pokemons used while taking on contests

7) May's Skitty - Thanks to Skitty's personality, May puts her Skitty to good use in Pokemon contests and with moves like Assist, a coordinator like May can manage to pull off through risky contests scenarios.

8) Brock's Mudkip - Upon saving the Mudkips from a perilous fall, one of the Mudkips became part of Brock's team. Later on, it evolved into a Marshtomp but just like Brock, this Marshtomp is unlucky in love.

9) Dawn's Piplup - Dawn's first Pokemon, Piplup, may have a rough start at first but they really are the best of friends in times of crisis. It even tags along pretty well with Ash's Pikachu.

10) Brock's Croagunk - The pairing between Brock and Croagunk is what you may called hilarious because when every time Brock falls in love with a beautiful lady he encountered, his Croagunk tends to Poison Jab him out in the cold.

11) Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's first caught Pokemon is a Buneary and thanks to its quirky personality, this Buneary enjoys tagging along with Dawn and friends. It even had a crush on Ash's Pikachu, which explains a lot.

12) Brock's Happiny - Brock won an egg after his Croagunk won the dress-up contest and the egg Brock had hatched into a Happiny, setting a good example of him being a Pokemon breeder and a great babysitter to his Pokemons.

13) Dawn's Pachirisu - At first, Dawn wanted to catch Pachirisu because its so cute and she did, after an exhausting battle, but Pachirisu is too much to be taken care of by Dawn, so she lets it go. However, when crisis arise, Pachirisu reunites and officially became part of Dawn's team even though its Discharge needs a little more work.

14) Dawn's Togekiss - Dawn received a Togekiss from a princess who looks just like her after a Pokemon contest and its graceful movements could benefit Dawn in times of Pokemon contests. It even comes with moves like Air Slash and Aura Sphere, which is great not just in contests but in battles.

15) Iris' Axew - Received from the Elder at the Village of Dragons, Iris' Axew is similar to Ash's Pikachu because it tends to be out from the Poke Ball and tags along with her. Although not focused for fighting, Iris wanted her Axew to believe in its strengths and together, they can overcome different hardships.

16) Cilan's Pansage - This Pansage is what Cilan, one of the Striaton Gym Leaders and Pokemon Connoisseur, fell in love with when he first met. Combining his great cooking skills and Pansage's berry-picking talents, they are always here to prepare a meal for the gang. Battle-wise, his Pansage is gutsy enough to take on risks...well, almost.

17) Iris' Dragonite - Once rescued by Iris after a battle against a powerful Hydreigon, Iris' Dragonite has a very aggressive personality and you don't want to meddle around with it. Despite its aggressive behavior, Iris is always there to calm her ferocious beast down and with such power, Iris puts her Dragonite to good use in battles.

18) Clemont's Chespin - As a thank you present for saving Professor Sycamore from Team Rocket, Chespin's became part of Clemont's team, although this Pokemon is to blame when their meals served are gone.

19) Serena's Fennekin - Serena chose a Fennekin at the start of her journey as a Pokemon Trainer but her goals are shifted when she wanted to be just like the famed Kalos Queen Aria, so she becomes a Pokemon performer to fulfill her destiny. After her Fennekin tripped in the middle of the contest, causing her first humiliating loss, Serena changed her look and if that wasn't enough, her Fennekin evolved into a Braixen upon battling Aria's Delphox. Now, the best of friends are working very hard to achieve their goal to become Kalos' best Pokemon performer.

20) Serena's Pancham - Serena's first caught Pokemon is a Pancham because upon witnessing one interrupting a Pokemon performance showcase, Serena wanted to caught one because she wanted a Pokemon that would benefit her goal to become a Kalos Queen. After scaring away Team Rocket, Serena's Fennekin battled Pancham until Serena captured it, making it a necessary member of Serena's. Of course, she even gave her Pancham her shades, knowing that the Pancham viewers will know is definitely Serena's Pancham. Sadly, her Pancham doesn't get along very well with Clemont's Chespin.

That's it for the 20 best Pokemon belonged to Ash's companions as seen in the TV series. So, what's next during the year-long Pokemon 20 year celebration? Find out soon!

Photo: Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 18, 2016)

- The ASEAN leaders and US President Barack Obama issued a joint declaration yesterday, expressing stronger commitment to keeping peace in the South China Sea and protecting freedom of navigation and over flight. Although the 17-point Sunnylands Declaration didn't mention the People's Republic of China, the declaration was apparently addressing the Asian power, which has been aggressively staking its claims in the South China Sea, including building artificial islands.

- COMELEC said it is seeking a possible violation of election rules by Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, who is set for his final battle against Tim Bradley this April during the campaign season.

- The People's Reform Party, the part of presidential aspirant Miriam Defensor-Santiago, asked the COMELEC for a resolution on the omission of its name from the printing of official ballots. The party cited photographs during last Monday's press briefing which showed that PRP was omitted from the official ballot for the May 9, 2016 elections.

- 28 people killed in a powerful explosion in the center of the Turkish capital Ankara. Security authorities said it was an attack targeting military vehicles. The blast occurred after 1830 hours local time in an area where parliament and military headquarters are located. No one claimed responsibility for the blast. Last year, over 100 people killed in the capital when two suicide bombers blew themselves during a rally, Turkish authorities said the bombers were linked to ISIS. 

- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to intensify the fight against terrorists following the deadly Ankara explosion. The Turkish leader postponed his trip to Azerbaijan planned for Thursday. He said Turkey's determination to fight those who carried out the attack, as well as the forces behind it, will be intensified every time.

- Four cities have submitted their bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics with the International Olympic Committee. These cities are Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, and Budapest and they've delivered their first bid files focusing on vision, games concept, and strategy.

- From the creators of the Speedster and the Low Drag GT, Eagle unveiled the new Spyder GT, combining style and performance of the two models.

Eagle Spyder GT

- Lovelivers, rejoice. The once-favorite Love Live! School Idol Festival app game gets enlarged for arcade fun as the all new School Idol Festival -afterschool activity- arcade game, in collaboration with Square Enix, has been unveiled with its first teaser. There will be a demo run happening in major Japanese cities beginning from March to May.

- Reports state that New Line Cinema is negotiating to pick up the rights for the upcoming live-action film reboot of Osamu Tezuka's legendary Astro Boy anime and they've hired Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (who's in charge from last year's disaster flick San Andreas) to write the script. It will be produced by Animal Logic Entertainment, Tezuka Productions, and Ranger 7 Films.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, it's AlDub's 31st Weeksary and Lola Nidora brought back Director Soxie Topacio to do some more workshopping! Some gibberish included. (gibberish)?! (gibberish).


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 17, 2016)

- According to reports, China has deployed surface-to-air missiles in one of the contested islands in the disputed South China Sea. Based on the satellite imagery, advanced missile launchers and a radar system are detected on Woody Island, proving that China is militarizing the islands in the disputed sea and intensifies tensions in the region. China denies that, of course.

- After his stint at the US-ASEAN summit, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III met up with the top officials of Walt Disney International, discussing the possible investment opportunities with the entertainment conglomerate. Aquino's in California for a two-day working visit which involves business meetings with Western Digital Corp. and AECOM's Enterprise Growth Solutions.

- Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas told the truth about the planes he used for his campaign, stating that he paid for them. According to reports, Roxas and the other candidates are using a Citation Mustang worth $2.5 million; a Citation CJ4 worth $9 million; a Cessna Sovereign worth $19 million; four Cessna Caravans, each worth $2.5 million, and a Bell 429 helicopter worth $6.5 million.

- The top officials of the United Nations discussed for the first time the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika Virus. The Zika Virus has spread to over 30 countries, mostly in Central and South America. Researchers suspect the link between the virus and numerous babies born with abnormally small heads.

- Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, passed away at the age of 93. The veteran Egyptian diplomat who served from 1992 to 1996, led the UN during conflicts in Somalia and Rwanda, died at the hospital in Cairo. Boutros-Ghali is the professor at Cairo University and once served as minister of state in charge of foreign affairs under the administrations of Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak.

- The upcoming Jaguar F-Type SVR, due to be unveiled in next month's Geneva Motor Show, will be powered by a more powerful version of the Supercharged 5.0L V8 engine, producing 575HP of power and 516lb-ft of torque. 0-60mph is now 3.5 seconds and to speed is over 200mph (195 for the convertible model).

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

- Lotus unveiled the ultimate version of the open-top Elise, called the Elise Cup 250. Limited to 200 units, the Cup 250 features an updated 1.8L supercharged engine that delivers 250PS of power and 184lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60mph in 3,9 seconds and onwards to 154mph. Prices start at 45,600 Pounds.

Lotus Elise Cup 250

- Surprise! Another Alpine Concept is set for next month's Geneva unveiling. Called the Vision Concept, this concept car is a sign that the Alpine brand from Renault is all set to be unveiled before the end of 2016 and production will be commenced next year.

Alpine Vision Concept

- If you have ten thousand yen to spare, why not book on this? It's a DreamTech figure of Kaede Takagaki (in her casual clothing) from The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls. To be released this July, this figure costs 9.800 Yen and this can be a great part to your collection of your Cinderella Girls.

Kaede Takagaki (Casual version)


THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: President Park Geun-hye urged even harsher sanctions

South Korean leader Park Geun-hye urged national unity and tougher sanctions against North Korea's further provocations. In her speech at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the Kim Jong-Un regime is on a reckless charge and that North Korea has the potential to deploy a nuclear weapon if there is no change in the current approach. She also said that the South Korea should be more proactive in working toward the goal of reining in the North and stopping operations at the Kaesong Industrial Complex is just the beginning of the sanctions the South will impose on the North in conjunction with the global community.

Source: Arirang News

Kia Mohave (2016 minor change)

Kia's flagship SUV, the Mohave, has been around for eight years when it was first launched in 2008 and despite its scarcity, the Mohave's becoming less of an instant classic apart from its stagnant look that's left unchanged through the years. For the year 2016, the Mohave received its minor change to keep their flagship offroader refined, recharged, and reloaded for whatever.

2016 Kia Mohave
2016 Kia Mohave interior

Although the recent minor changed remained as stagnant as ever, the revised Mohave featured a refined front grille some LEDs front and back. On the inside, it's been heavily revised with a new instrumental panel, well-trimmed seats, an updated software on the sat-nav to comply with Kia's UVO2 telematics system, and more concessions of comfort that will make the new Mohave more luxurious than ever. Besides, it's basically a seven-seater, meaning it can be used for multiple uses; be it a family mover or an escort or a good car for your next road trip with your mates. They can be folded to accommodate numerous luggage scenarios.

There's big changes occurred behind its stale exterior and that includes the all-new Euro-6 compliant V6 S2 3.0L diesel engine that generates 260ps of power and 57.1kg.m of torque, while mated with an all-new 8-speed automatic gearbox, a first for a Korean full-size SUV. When you put your foot down, the diesel engine sounds more chunkier than ever and it's as beefy as a beef jerky with all that torque more than enough to dig a moat, well almost a moat. Oh, and the fuel consumption for this new engine is around 10.7km/L.

The 2016MY Mohave is now more tech-savvy and more safer than ever thanks to added features such as Around View Monitor, Hill Ascend Control, Electronic Stability Control, Forward Collision Warning System, High Beam Assist, and much more.

The 2016MY Mohave starts at 40,250,000 Korean Won

Available colors; Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Gravity Blue, Platinum Graphite, and Aurora Black Pearl.

Photo: Kia Motors



Last year, the MASTER ARTIST 3 range, inspired from the PS3-exclusive THE IDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL video game, introduced us with the prologue Only My Note and all 13 volumes ranging from Haruka Amami to Ritsuko Akizuki. Just as we thought they are wrapping up the range, we were wrong because there is one final sendoff to the MASTER ARTIST 3 range.

This latest single, titled Destiny, is the grand finale of the MASTER ARTIST 3 range and true to what the single said, it features the titular song Destiny, sung by the 765 Pro All-Stars, and apart from that, it features a new song sung by the most formidable idol of all, Leon, titled アルティメットアイズ.

There is a limited-edition Blu-Ray Audio Disc featuring a solo version of the song Destiny, each sung by the members of 765 PRO ALL-STARS; Haruka Amami, Hibiki Ganaha, Makoto Kikuchi, Miki Hoshii, Iori Minase, Takane Shijou, Chihaya Kisaragi, Ami and Mami Futami, Yukiho Hagiwara, Azusa Miura, Yayoi Takatsuki, and Ritsuko Akizuki.

The 765PRO ALL-STARS wishes everyone a hearty thanks for supporting ONE FOR ALL and they'll be looking forward to their next journey in the upcoming PS4-exclusive THE IDOLM@STER PLATINUM STARS, coming this year.

1) Destiny (M@STER VERSION)
2) アルティメットアイズ (M@STER VERSION)
3) Destiny (M@STER VERSION) オリジナル・カラオケ
4) アルティメットアイズ (M@STER VERSION) オリジナル・カラオケ

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 16, 2016)

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and his Cabinet members arrived in California for the US-ASEAN Summit hosted by his American counterpart Barack Obama. Aquino is scheduled to attend the first retreat session of the Summit as this session bears the theme "Promoting an Innovative, Entrepreneurial ASEAN Economic Community" while the second retreat session on the next day involves "Protecting Peace, Prosperity, and Security in the Asia-Pacific."

- The printing of ballots for the May 2016 elections has commenced yesterday after minor setbacks and all six presidential candidates, including those that passed away, are listed on the official ballot. With disqualification cases still unresolved by the Supreme Court, the COMELEC released the list of candidates for the elections as the National Printing Office commenced printing on 55.6 million official ballots.

- The LGBT group Ladlad condemned Sarangani Representative and senatorial aspirant Manny Pacquiao and urged not to vote for him following his comments about same-sex marriage.

- The European Union decided to ease sanctions on Belarus and its authoritarian president following the nation's improvements in the human rights situation. Despite the lifting of the travel ban, asset freeze and other measures imposed on Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko as well as 169 other officials and three companies, an arms embargo is still in place.

- Turkey accused Russia of carrying out an air strike that killed many civilians in the northern Syrian town of Azaz. Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu said a Russian missile fired from the Caspian Sea hit a hospital and a school in the town.

- A hybrid version of the Lexus LC is ready to be unveiled at next month's Geneva Motor Show, packed with a brand new hybrid system.

2017 Lexus LC500h

- Marian Rivera confirmed that she will be part in the upcoming 2016 reboot of the hit GMA fantasy drama Encantadia but who will be joining her in the modernized fantaserye?

- All three versions of THE IDOLM@STER Shiny Festa app game will be ceased to be operation in the 15th of March. For a big send-off, all three versions have a huge discount while in-game music DLC will be available for free until the cut-off time.

- Here's the first look of the Takarazuka Revue stage play based on the hit Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X anime series.



If you know the secret message above, it says "THE GRAVITY FALLS FINALE". So, how was it?

Gravity Falls finale

The finale episode titled "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls" sees Dipper and Mabel band the remaining residents of Gravity Falls as well as the other monsters such as the gnomes, the Man-otaurs, the golfballs, the multi-bear, even Rumble McSkirmish, to stage a resistance and save the universe from Bill Cipher's impending plot to destroy the universe, even if it means that one of the Pines will face the inevitable sacrifice.

Upon saving Great Uncle Ford in Bill's Fear-amid while Bill's eye got ruptured by the Shacktron, Ford utilized a plot to defeat the space demon and that meant utilizing the ancient prophecy that only the ten individuals bearing the significant symbols are the key to eradicate Bill.

Ford, Stan, Soos, Wendy, Dipper, Old Man McGucket, Pacifica, Mabel, Lil Gideon, and Robbie V, they're bearing the symbols prophesized to defeat Bill but due to the sibling rivalry between the two Stans, the prophecy's failed and Bill's taking them hostage along with Dipper and Mabel but Mabel sprayed Bill's eye, prompting the Mystery Twins to get away. Meanwhile, the two Stans confessed themselves about their pasts while the Mystery Twins reached the dead end.

Caught by Bill, Ford's ready to pay up the ransom (by letting Bill entering Ford's mind) and when the ransom's done, Bill entered Ford's mind when suddenly, Bill saw Stan. Bill fell for the switch glitch and with Bill trapped inside Stan's mind, Ford's firing the memory-erasing gadget (as seen from the Society of the Blind Eye) to Stan, eradicating Bill Cipher out of his existence, but sadly, Stan's memories also wiped out as well.

Following the victory against Bill Cipher, the Mystery Twins are trying to recover Stan's memories and then Mabel's scrapbook comes into mind (and so is Waddles), the key to recover Stan's memories. Nothing like a good old family bonding in the end.

Onto the climax; Gravity Falls is back to the way things were, Mayor Tyler Cutebiker passed the "Never Mind About That" Act, the Northwest family went bankrupt and all their properties now belonged to Old Man McGuckett, Lil Gideon's moved on from his bad ways and living like a regular kid (almost), and the Mystery Twins celebrated their 13th birthday. However, following Ford's decision to join Stan to his journey, Stan announced that he's shutting down the Mystery Shack for good but Soos opposes because most of the dreams, even his, are on this Shack. Thanks to this persuasion, Stan appointed Soos as the new manager of the Mystery Shack.

A day later, the Mystery Twins bid everyone at Gravity Falls farewell, even the Stans, Mabel's friends, and Wendy who swapped hats with Dipper and gave him a farewell letter. However, there's one individual too bonded to have it left and that's Mabel's pig Waddles and thanks to the Stans threatening the bus driver, Waddles is joining Dipper and Mabel on their journey home.

The finale of Disney's hit TV show Gravity Falls brings joy, sadness, anger, disgust, and fear among viewers while witnessing the Pines' final battle against the god of destruction even if noble sacrifices are meant to be made for the salvation of the universe and even though the show ended its four year run since it started last summer 2012, you, I, and the rest of the fans, will remember this instant classic show about the pre-teen twins solving mysteries in every single corner after another for generations to come. If I had my last words about this show, I would say I am thankful to have such a show like this because like what Dipper said "It's part of growing up. Everything changes. Summer ends," but even Gravity Falls is over, this show will be remembered forever by kids and kids once upon a time, even me.

Speaking of which, did you caught the glimpse of the final secret message during the final credits roll? If so, what's it said? Anyway, no time to crack what's the final secret message is but I hope everyone enjoyed the finale.

Thank You, Gravity Falls.

Image: Disney

Monday, February 15, 2016

Let's Do The News! (February 15, 2016)

- Davao City Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte didn't show up at a scheduled rally in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, according to his running mate Senator Allan Peter Cayetano, due to mechanical failures on his plane.

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to declare his resolve for the peace process during his attendance to the ASEAN-US Summit. This will be the last summit he'll visit as president as he seeks to strengthen the strategic partnership between the ASEAN and the US.

- The Philippine Navy didn't specify a timeline to restart the resupply mission to the Philippine-controlled maritime features in the disputed West Philippine Sea after problems were encountered with the delivery ship.

- A military helicopter crash landed in a field near an army base in Gangwon Province, Chuncheon, South Korea, killing three crew members onboard and leaving one badly injured. The helicopter crashed at around 1010 hours KST while on a test flight.

- A year has passed since the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists signed a ceasefire agreement and the two sides agree to revise Ukraine's constitution to grant more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east, and to hand over border control of areas bordering Russia to the government to Kiev.

- Australian prosecutors seized mass amounts of methamphetamine worth over 900 million dollars. They confiscated 720 litres of the said illegal drug at numerous locations in Sydney, including a shipping container sent from Hong Kong.

- Since its showing in theaters last week, the movie adaptation of the Marvel cult phenomenon Deadpool killed the box office records after scoring $135 million in the opening weekend. It was the biggest R-rated film opening of all-time, biggest February opening, and biggest opening for 20th Century Fox.

- Here's the first look of the 2016 reboot of the hit Carton Network show, The Powerpuff Girls, coming this spring 2016.

- The title of the 2016 Pokemon XYZ film is revealed as ボルケニオンと機巧(からくり)のマギアナ and apart from the mythical Pokemon Volcanion, there's a new Pokemon making its special appearance in the upcoming Summer 2016 film. Meet Magiarna! (Pronounced Mah-Gee-Ah-Nah)


And here's the synopsis of the upcoming Pokemon XYZ film, served as the 20th anniversary offering for the franchise, which will hit theaters on the 16th of July, 2016, across Japan;

"In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust —and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it's forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!"


Jubilee of Mercy: Missionaries of Mercy

The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy kicks off today at the Vatican City with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Jubilee of Mercy logo

On February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis commissioned hundreds of "Missionaries of Mercy" at Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, which is part of the ongoing celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which started last year and ends in the 13th of November this year. 

During the Ash Wednesday Mass, Pope Francis focused on the theme of mercy as the Lenten season draws near. The Holy Father states the day's readings present two invitations; to be reconciled to God and to return to Him with their whole heart. The Missionaries of Mercy "would be a sign of the Church's maternal solicitude for the People of God, enabling them to enter the profound richness of this mystery so fundamental to the faith" according to the Holy Father.

The next event for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will commence on the 22nd of February for the Jubilee for the Roman Curia, the Governorate and the Institutions connected with the Holy See.

Six Nations 2016: Round 2

The second round of the 2016 season of RBS Six Nations sees a much rougher action between six of the best rugby teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Italy, France, and Ireland as they're vying to gain the title. Right now, time to take aim on the match between WRU and Scotland.

WRU's George North never once scored a try since last year's Rugby World Cup qualifiers but his superb late solo at the second half led the WRU to victory against Scotland at the score of 27-23. However, it was Dan Biggar who did very well in the match following his consecutive penalties and conversions.

Under cover of the match, the FFR defeated the IRFU at the score of 10-9 while the England Rugby defeated FIR at the score of 40-9. Such score is giving the England Rugby a big lead.


The next match starts with WRU taking on the FFR on Friday, 26th of February, at 2005 hours GMT while the FIR taking on Scotland on the 27th of February at 1525 hours and England Rugby taking on the IRFU at the same day at 1650 hours.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meet the new and expanded TG gang

The new Top Gear gang

Following the announcement of Friends actor Matt LeBlanc joining radio DJ Chris Evans as the host of the newly rebooted Top Gear, due on May 2016, the BBC announced the newest and finalized members that will be joining the hit motoring TV show.

Joining Matt and Chris are Nurburgring queen Sabine Schmitz, YouTube motoring journalist Chris Harris, Formula One expert Eddie Jordan, and motoring journalist Rory Reid. Of course, Top Gear's mascot racer, The Stig, still remains and always will be.

Top Gear returns on BBC2 and BBC2 HD this May 2016.

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