JC: Intimate get together?
RH: Oops...Sorry...must have watch too much P&F, so that's why I got that term...
JM: Anyway, now let's do the news!
JC: Now, it seems that the Philippines made themselves, sort of, a supercar which, I believe, is made of...
RH: No wait, let me think...surplus engines?
JM: No, I don't really think so but here's the pic that really sums it up...
JC: What this is kinda look like a McLaren F1 except the fact that it isn't. This is just some sort of a concept showing what the Filipinos can do and I think this is kinda awkward for the Philippines to join the supercar fray because this dream machine doesn't have any rear lamps on it...
RH: So, it isn't road-legal?
JC: Nope. Not yet street legal because it doesn't had any lamps at the back but what I heard is that the base car was a Honda Civic and it cost themselves 700,000 Philippine Pesos or somewhat under 17,000 US Dollars.
RH: So, it's cheaper to made one? No freaking way but still I can expect they didn't had the money to put a super large engine and then remain the engine from the Honda Civic so it isn't quite a supercar...
JC: Just got the note that this Civic-based supercar project was under the hands of an auto-body fabricator based in San Pedro, Laguna and it will be showcased upcoming Trans Sport Show in late May at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. So if that got me thinking...how did they made this?
JM: Well, perhaps maybe the big sister of someone who made this would want to go to her mommy to bust them but minutes later, it's gone and big sis got shocked when she see it and then "Hi Mom!" the little kid said...
JM: Oops. Sorry, my bad...
JC: Now, bad news. Does anyone remember Multiply? The blogging website every Filipinos often use it for day-to-day blogging purposes? Okay, last year, we were shocked that Multiply ditched is social networking and content sharing state in favor of being the marketing site for Filipino and Indonesian sellers. Now, gets worse, really worse. I just got a note that Multiply (former social networking site and now former online marketplace) will close on May 6, 2013 and cease business operations at the end of May 2013. I know, it's very sad for those who spent so many years blogging in Multiply in the not too distant past.
JM: Huh? What just happened? Last year, they revamped Multiply into an internet marketplace that works only for Philippines and Indonesia but then, they've announced that they will shut down Multiply for good? How's that possible?
JC: Well, I'm afriad that Multiply can't survive the fast-growing social media dominated by Facebook and Twitter. This was the same thing happened to Friendster when the once-popular social networking site was revamped into a gaming site which has no such connection to the old one whatsoever. Imeem? Sad story, it became MySpace music which seems to be super-complicated to us...
JM: So the main lesson for the Multiply closure is that when there are some social media sites you love were overtaken by Facebook and Twitter, sad to say that you need to be safe with them because even the smallest of the social media sites can become obsolete and either get revamped into utter nonsense or be shut off for good.
JC: Thanks, James. Take note, ladies and germs...
JC: Anyway, does anyone still remember the Espace F1 of the 1994's? The minivan with the 820bhp V10 Williams F1 engine on it? Anyway, Renault made another one and this time, it's on the ridiculously-looking Twizy electric car. Here it is...
|Renault Twizy F1 Concept|
RH: What the heck was that?
JC: Uh, don't tell me Richard the Hammond but this is like when you leave a forklift to your new idols, Phineas and Ferb, and then modified into this.
RH: Seriously, Clarkson?
JC: Uh-huh. Seriously. It's a forklift turned into this and this little forky gets F1's KERS technology that generate 97bhp for approximately 13 seconds. I know it doesn't sound so speedy but I believe that it can outrun an old forklift and whoever made this... (Imitates Candace) You guys are so busted!
JC: Any questions?
JC: Good, so that's the end of the news!