Saturday, September 28, 2013

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 56



So many of my American readers trying to figure out what are the songs heard from the latest Toyota Corolla commercial...Hmmm....You mean like this one?



After hours of research, here are the songs you heard from the Toyota Corolla "Style Never Goes Out Of Style" commercial. Sadly, my whole "name that song" app in my iPhone gets all clunky and all problematic. Anyway...

1) Edwin Starr - 25 Miles

2) Chic - Le Freak

3) Herbie Hancock - Rockit

4) Soundgarden - Rusty Cage

5) Shy Kidx - Orion

So, happy now? This whole segment "never goes out of style", get it? See what I just did there? He he he... Anyway, these are the five driving musics to find it on your local music stores. Driving Music. The segment where all the car commercial songs are archived for findings. Which driving musics will be featured next? Stay tuned for more...

BREAKING NEWS: Military, defense leaders declare end to Zamboanga siege

Hmmm....well according to the report I found on TV5's Interaksyon news site, Defense and Armed Forces officials began proclaiming the end of the 20-day Zamboanga standoff with all hostages freed and MNLF rebels captured and confined to a military controlled "constriction" areas. In a televised report from PTV, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin declared this 20-day siege finished.

Over the course of the stand-off by the numbers for now, 194 hostages were freed, 18 soldiers and 5 policemen died on the stand off, 167 soldiers and 14 policemen were wounded. Civilian casualty is 9 dead with 57 injured civilians.

Based on the military reports, 52 MNLF rebels were surrendered, 223 were captured, and 100 are killed.

That maybe the case but...is the siege over?

Story: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/71683/its-over--military-defense-leaders-declare-end-to-zamboanga-siege

Cars GT6 Should Put (Volume 11)

In a galaxy far far away, just off our backyard, lies Leopaul's Blog; boldly pushing the boundaries of car culture because there's some CARS GT6 SHOULD PUT.



Cars like...

1) Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG '13

WHY: Hopefully, GT6 should feature the latest version of the SL65 AMG roadster. This V12-powered roadster delivers more power than its predecessor, although not as powerful as the fabled SL65 AMG Black Series of the 2009 but still, it's worth the fun driving a fast roadster with a big turbocharged engine on it. Come on, this car needs a spot it deserved...

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

2) Citroen DS5 '11

WHY: The DS5 is the flagship of the Citroen DS range and it is essentially the first ever Citroen car to incorporate the diesel-hybrid powerplant made by PSA Peugeot Citroen. Don't mind about that but that seems lame to us. The DS5 were interested is the one with the THP 200 engine on it but don't be shy, this isn't a racer when we mess this one in some of the finest tracks on Gran Turismo 6. Still, this is worth a nice car to be photographed for in Photo Travels.

フランス大統領も乗るシトロエンDS5に高級オーディオ装備たった60台の特別仕様車 - 1 (©Copyright C clicccar. Since 2010 - 2013 All Rights Reserved.)
Citroen DS5

3) Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport '14

While Nissan is still busy making the finishing touches about the V37 Skyline stuff, how about this for a change then? The Infiniti Q50 served as the replacement to the Skyline-based G37 sedan and it's the first to incorporate Infiniti's new naming scheme where all cars start with the Q and all SUVs and crossovers start with the QX. The most interesting Q50 we want to see on the GT6 is the hybrid model which features the same powerplant from the Fuga Hybrid, mated with a double-clutch gearbox rather than the conventional CVTs that you get in most hybrids and amazingly, has more power than the 3.7L model. Who says hybrids can't be so liberating?

Infiniti Q50


4) Bentley Continental GT '11

WHY: So far, the Gran Turismo series only has one Bentley in their list and it's that Speed 8 LMP. For gT6, what we really need is a road-going Bentley and perhaps this new Bentley Continental GT should do the trick. Did you know that in Series 19 opener of Top Gear, James May enlisted WRC driver Kris Meeke to do some rallying on the Bentley Continental GT? Well in that case, please feature it and because this is 4WD, let's hope this is the Bentley that fits with dirt or snow tires to the mix.

Bentley Continental GT
5) Ford Anglia 105E '67

WHY: As seen on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when the Weasley siblings drove their dad's car to fetch Harry Potter and then crashed to the Whomping Willow in an effort to reach Hogwarts. Well, we may not get Weasley's Anglia but the real one, identical to it, should do the trick. Not as magical as the one from Harry Potter but it's worth a collectible like every geek in the world wants one.

Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets

The results please? So, if Polyphony's still on the rethinking process whether these cars I've mentioned will be featured on Gran Turismo 6, whether in game or as a DLC, you can't say that I didn't had a bit to do with that.

Take that to Kaz Yamauchi!

"Luv ko to!"

On the September 27, 2013 episode of Bubble Gang

- Helicopter gags

- Ikaw at ang Ina knows about...posting your pics about your new boyfriend

- The search for the next biggest star!





- Bubble Gang does McDonald's McSpicy Shake Shake Meal by spoofing this ad as...WCDONALD'S WCSPICY SHAKE SHAKE MEAL! Luv ko to!


- The Adventures of Ruffa Mae Kwento in...Secret Service!

- ARRGGHH!!! It's Aling Mary!

- Taxi driver, you'll be distracted by some nude lady approaching in the taxi!

- The job applicant's doing his job...

- How helpful is Tata Lino to us?

- IyoTube

Let's Do The News! (September 28, 2013)

The mad, bad, and dangerous on this segment today or tonight or this morning if you get up in the morning;

- The White House confirmed that US President Obama made a phone call to Iranian present Hassan Rouhani, making this the first ever top-level contact between the two nations since 1979.

- Since when celeb Megan Young was chosen to represent the Philippines for Miss World 2013, she's quite a serious contender for the upcoming pageant and with photos of her kept on appearing on men's magazines, Miss World franchisee decries ‘smear campaign’ vs PH bet.

- The official Doctor Who YouTube channel posted a clip about a workshop called Rubbertoe Replicas where a talented craftsman showcased a few tricks to create top-notch replicas based on the props of Doctor Who.



- Doctor Who's Captain Jack Harkness, John Barrowman, built a bike? Because he can.

John Barrowman in a bike
Image: whosay

- While on the subject of the Claudine-Raymart case, reports said that Raymart Santiago will file for annulment to Claudine Barretto.

- If you thought that the new fifth-generation Honda Odyssey is just one of the Hondas coming soon, there's more because Honda teased an upcoming kei-car, some say it will replace the Life kei-car. Called N WGN, the new kei car is set to rival the Suzuki Wagon R and the Daihatsu Move. It's coming at year's end exclusively for the Japanese market.

- Metro eat your heart out because there's a new anime series coming on October 2, 2013. It's titled COPPELION and it's all about three genetically modified girls sent to a nuclear-stricken Tokyo wasteland. In Coppelion, the post-nuclear sci-fi military action anime is set when radioactive contamination put Tokyo under a blockade and three genetically modified girls, codenamed Coppelion,  were sent to the Tokyo wasteland to investigate. If by the word "genetically modified" they are invulnerable to radioactivity since birth. It's set to premiere in Japan on 10/2/13 on the AT-X channel and 10/4/13 on BS11.



- At the Texas State Fair, General Motors unveiled HEAVY DUTY versions of the new-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The new HEAVY DUTY models features 6.6-liter Duramax turbo diesel and 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 to better maintain full power, even under heavy loads and high ambient temperatures.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2015 GMC Sierra HD

- Meanwhile, Ford updates the F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks for the 2015 model featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine; increased towing capabilities; and a refreshed King Ranch model.

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty
TTFN!

RUSH - A Ron Howard film

RUSH


If Raikkonen of the present day is a F1 bad boy notable of saying rude words on TV, then his level is no match to 1970's James Hunt, who is the original bad boy of the Formula One history. James Simon Wallis Hunt is one of Britain's finest F1 racers of the past decade when he became the 1976 World Champion against all odds. Disqualified after his win at Spain and Brands Hatch and then Niki Lauda's flaming crash that caused the end of F1 days at the Nurburgring Nordschleife for good.

RUSH, a Ron Howard film, centers on a true-to-life story of one of Formula One's bad boys of the past in a very dramatic kind of way. This movie discovers James Hunt like you never seen before, giving you an edge-of-your-seat thrills as viewers dig deeper through James Hunt's career right until the fiery crash that nearly killed Niki Lauda at the Nurburgring.

Chris Hemsworth, while taking a break from wielding the hammer of the gods before November's Thor: The Dark World, is the perfect man to play the role of James Hunt even though his drinking and womanising were legendary in the James Hunt story. Daniel Bruhl, on the other hand, gets to play as the very prolific Niki Lauda, one of the most notable F1 racers of the 70's and James Hunt's fierce rival.

First impressions may not be quite as redeeming as the others but as the film progresses further and further until the fiery crash, RUSH is becoming as tense as the storyline itself. Although the suspense is a bit moderate, the thrills offered is getting more and more convincing and yes, Ron Howard sure knows how to make a true-to-life story more powerful and more compelling than an pantomime drama. It really grips the viewers with such emotion, the flavor, the power, and yes really, the perfection only this movie can pull on.

Although there is suppose to have room for improvement, I have to say that petrolheads are more than welcome to watch RUSH because we want to know James Hunt in a totally different level despite the crude thought of seeing Thor trading his hammer of the gods for a Formula One car and some track overalls.

Sometimes disappointing but it's still worth it to watch such of the finest masterpieces of 2013. Who wouldn't want to watch such a fine thing?

Friday, September 27, 2013

SYRIA UPRISING: UNSC may vote on Syria resolution on Friday


5 permanent members of the UN Security Council have agreed on a draft where the council could vote on the Syria resolution to remove Syria's chemical weapons on Friday if watchdogs approves the plan. The agreement was reached by foreign minsters from the five powers on Thursday. If Syria fails to comply, the UN will allow sanctions and military action.

Story: NHK WORLD

Balitang Six Six for 9/26/13

And now, what's the update or funny vids for 9/26/13's Balitang Six Six?

- A cop gets in trouble while jumping through the gate!

- Army mortar fail!

- A rooster vs. a pail of water!

- Horseriding FAIL

- Taekwondo competition turned DANCE COMPETITION!

- HIGH JUMPER FAIL!!!


Meanwhile, Tunting is facing off with...someone who looks like Bruno Mars in another TNT: TAPATAN NI TUNTING!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Honda previews 5th generation Odyssey


2014 Honda Odyssey
Breaking news from Honda because the Japanese carmaker showcased the all new fifth-generation Odyssey that is due to be on sale on Japan at this November 2013.

For the first time in Odyssey history, the all new fifth-generation Odyssey now features dual sliding doors and as for the dimensions, the new Odyssey is now bigger than its predecessor and it's now matches Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand territory because of its 4830x1800x1695mm dimension (4830x1820x1685mm for the top-of-the-line Absolute model). With such sizing, the new fifth-generation Odyssey not only replaces the previous RB3 model but also the Elysion, which is known to be the last of the V6 Hondas. With the Elysion discontinued, it's the end of the V6-powered Hondas as we know it...for now.

The new model retains the 2.4L engine mated with a CVT gearbox but reports said that the top-of-the-line Absolute model will have a fuel economy of 14.0km/L on JC08 mode standards, that's more than the Alphard and the Elgrand had!

The all-new fifth-generation Odyssey will be on sale in Japan this November.

Story: http://autoc-one.jp/honda/odyssey/special-1487475/
URL: www.honda.co.jp/ODYSSEY/new

Top gear USA S04E04

TGUSA S04E04


America's biggest cars from the last century were in the focus from that episode of TGUSA Season 4 and here in Tennessee, the boys are challenging which of America's biggest cars is the best. Rutledge goes for the blinged-up Chevrolet Caprice Classic while Adam opts for the Buick Electra and Tanner goes for the Lincoln Continental Mark IV.

The first challenge involves speed test and with 83mph, Adam and the Electra won the first challenge.

Meanwhile, the boys put their cars' suspension to the test as they cross the railroads and back without making a mess out of their lunch. With Adam forfeited because it might damage the car, and Rut making a mess in his "donk" car and his shorts, guess it's Tanner's...but anyway, with Rut and the donk left, the two guys are off to Nashville for the finale and the winner gets to ride the new Corvette Stingray.

Amazingly, Rut's back to the group and the donk in his Impala's gone and replaced with the small wheels. However, he's not quitting yet because later, he put a boat in the back of his Impala for comical reasons and yes, Adam took Rut's idea and his Electra's armed to the teeth with a grand piano on the roof complete with a pianist! Such stupidity from these two made Tanner send themselves somewhere that what makes the true meaning of a "land barge" and for that...he enlisted The Stig!

Thanks to The Stig, Tanner Foust will be the key person to power test the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray.

C7 Corvette Stingray in TGUSA

A great new car deserves a tough challenge and for that, Tanner's heading to Detroit to see if the C7 Corvette is better of with our without traction control. Red goes TCS off while Blue goes TCS on. Don't forget, the C7 Corvette has a Performance Traction Management which GM claims that it's a well advanced Traction Control which lets you have fun without crashing yourself out. It's a C7 with TCS off vs. a C7 with TCS on.

In the end, looks like the one with TCS OFF won against the one with the TCS ON, only just though. Still impressive to compare the new Corvette Stingray's capabilities.

What's in our Car Town garage today? (September 26, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

2012 Lotus Exige R-GT

Three decades after the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus won the World Rally Championship, Lotus steps back to the world of rallying courtesy of the rally-spec version of the V6-powered Lotus Exige S. Called the R-GT, this rally-spec Exige toned down its 3.5L V6 engine to 299bhp of power output, less than the normal Exige S V6. To meet the minimum weight regulations, the R-GT weighs about 1200kg. Lotus spend their workdays at the FIA GT category of the WRC 2012 season in Monte Carlo, Tour de Corse, and San Remo, testing out the capabilities of the Exige R-GT.

2012 Lotus Exige R-GT

2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X

With the Dodge Viper ended its production in 2010 and due to return in 2012, Chrysler launched the race-spec version of the hardcore Dodge Viper ACR, known as the ACR-X. Although, the V10 engine that powers it is now 40HP more than the ACR, it's a stripped-out track-only snake which weighs over three tons. Legend has it that it lapped the Nurburgring in 7:03.058, 9 seconds faster than the normal ACR.

2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X

1970 Ford Torino Cobra

The Torino, on its 1970 model year, is five inches longer and two inches wider than its predecessor and those dimensional changes have to make due to the 429-cid engine which comes with 10.5:1 compression ratio and 360HP of power output.  The Cobra version is a much deadlier beast even though it saw 10HP increase to the 429 engine as well as a 11.3:1 compression ratio. The Jet Ram-Air version still has the same update as the Torino Cobra but it features an optional shaker hood.

1970 Ford Torino Cobra

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Let's Do The News! (September 25, 2013)

Here are some moments that you had missed...

The End of the World from Doctor Who
- Do you still remember the whole "End of the World" episode from Doctor Who back in 2005, when the series returned and on that episode, The Doctor (who was Christopher Eccleston back then) and Rose (Billie Piper) time traveled through the year 5 billion when they've witnessed the world's end? Well, there's more to add from this "Doctor Who IRL" files...sort of because study suggests that Earth will remain habitable for another two billion years just as long as no calamities ravaging through. Two billion years remaining of Earth's habitable zone...that's about three billion less to its deadline.

- Back at the Indonesia International Motor Show, Daihatsu revealed eight concept cars on the venue, including different concept versions of the Ayla compact car.

- Moments during last week's Singapore GP, Lotus Cars opened its flagship showroom in Singapore and this 4400 sq. ft. outlet is located at the heart of the city and will be operated by Richburg Motors, which represent Lotus in Hong Kong.

- Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani claims that his country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and nuclear weapons are NOT in Iran's doctrine. Can't you believe what he just said? He REALLY DID get the nerve into saying that...

 Uzuki Shimamura: New Generation Ver.

- Uzuki Shimamura from THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS mobile game is the next to get the Good Smile Company treatment...and she's ready for pre-orders!

- In anticipation for Sunday's Jake and the Neverland Pirates Never Land Rescue TV Special, Disney Junior collaborated with the National Wildlife Federation. As the message says, "Plant a real tree and take pledge to help protect the Forever Tree".  More info at http://disneyjuniorgiveatree.nwf.org/

TTFN!

HiNA3 Message

HiNA3 Message

It's been two years now since Hinagiku Katsura from Hayate no Gotoku impressed us with her second full album, HiNA2 Spring Has Come, but now, even though we're already done with the 2013 series, Hayate no Gotoku Cuties, Hinagiku's still got it because now, there's Hina's third full album for those who are big fans of this...fan favorite.

Yes, this is Hinagiku Katsura's third full album since...well, the first one since February 2009 and the second one since December 2011 and for this all new album, Shizuka Ito, the voiceover of Hinagiku Katsura, returns to perform 11 songs including the titular song "Message". Also, the opening theme song and the episode five closing theme from 2013's Hayate no Gotoku Cuties episode were here.

There are two limited editions offered and while the first has a limited edition DVD, the second has, for the first time, a limited edition Blu-Ray disc! No matter which, you can still expect the music video for Hinagiku's song クリスマスの少年. From 9/25 to 10/6, those limited edition stuff will also come with a ticket for, yes you guessed it, ヒナ祭り祭り2 Message. A live event coming this November 17, 2013.

TRACK LISTINGS:

01 Message
02 春ULALA♡LOVEよ来い!!!
03 Girls Power CARNIVAL!!
04 雨色笑顔
05 Good Morning
06 1ミリ
07 ダイキライは恋のはじまり
08 まっすぐな虹
09 また明日
10 プラネタサイリユム
11 Special Thanks -君へ-

SYRIA UPRISING: France’s Hollande firm on Syria, hopeful on Iran


French president Francois Hollande told the United Nations that despite the Russian deal to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons, "coercive measures" must be take if the regime failed to live up to its agreement.

Story: FRANCE24

Kia K3 EURO

2014 Kia K3 EURO

It's been quite a long months since it made an American appearance at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show and its Asian premiere at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show but at long last, the Kia K3 lineup is finally complete because not only it has the four-door saloon that it came last year and the turbocharged K3 KOUP that came late last month but now, the hatchback version of the K3, dubbed K3 EURO, has arrived for just 18,370,000 Korean Won (estimated 18,000 US Dollars).

So, what's it all about this...5-door version of the K3? Well, for starters, it has all of the same stuff you'll find from its sedan counterpart except now in its 5-door configuration. The EURO name, well it's somewhat sarcastic because you can't find these in Europe in favor of the Cee-apostrophe-D. Never mind because while the K3 locks on against the Samsung SM3 and the recently updated Hyundai Avante and the K3 KOUP locks on against the Avante Coupe, this K3 EURO loves to play hide and seek against the Hyundai i30.

Check your records though because the new K3 EURO offers more wheelbase and length than the i30 but it's a bit shorter than the i30 by about 20mm. Based on the looks it looks more convincing than the i30 but no matter what, it won't win you many friends like any Korean cars do.

2014 Kia K3 EURO interior

Like the K3 sedan, the EURO hatchback features a well-behaved interior which is as tech-savvy as a hipster carrying too much gadgets in her purse. One thing you'll may not now that for the new K3 EURO, there's an exclusive brown interior offered just to give the inside view a more coffee-like atmosphere which is as warm as visiting your granny's house. On the EURO, the rear seats are foldable to accommodate rear space for your luggage and oh, there's even a tonneau board behind which gives the interior a bit more sedan-like while stuff are under the tonneau. Sounds convenient but meh...

The only engine available on the K3 EURO, like the sedan counterpart, is the 1.6L Gamma GDi engine which produces about 140PS of power, 17kg-m of torque, and fuel economy of only 12.5km/L, while mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It's even got ACTIVE ECO ASSIST and FLEX STEER as well but no matter what...its still has the "meh" reaction you'll be getting so...meh...

Available Colors: Milky Beige, Aurora Black Pearl, Snow White Pearl, Bright Silver, Glittering Metal, Golden Beat, Temptation Red, Planet Blue, and Abyss Blue.

So...this one or the Hyundai i30? Don't be daft but it's good fun finding out...

Photo: Kia Motors

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Let's Do The News! (September 24, 2013)

Here are some moments that you have missed...

- Hide the kids, because there's an all new Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible out in the open. Same improvements to the 3.8L flat-6 engine, same PDK from the hardtop, only this time, with the roof off. 3.2 seconds of 0-60mph time for the S model, 13 seconds to close the roof, and an eye-blinding top speed of 197mph.

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

- In case you missed the Emmys, here are the winners;

  • OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES - Breaking Bad
  • OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES - Jeff Daniels from The Newsroom
  • OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - Claire Danes from Homeland
  • OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES - Modern Family
  • OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES - Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory
  • OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Veep
  • OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM - The Voice
  • OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM - Undercover Boss

- Sad news from the tech world as Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry, announced that they will be retreating from the consumer market for good in favor of its traditional strength serving businesses and governments.

- Has anyone kept watching GMA's My Husband's Lover? Last night's episode does made a focus regarding HIV and AIDS as on this episode, General Armando Soriano (played by Roi Vinzon) finally admitted that he had been diagnosed with HIV.

- In bizarre news, a high-profile Brazilian businessman, Chiquinho Scarpa, plans to bury his Bentley Flying Spur because...it's all part of Brazil's national week of organ donation?

- Tuningwerk tunes the BMW M135i to make it a track-focused hot hatch that can produce either 360PS or 450PS of power depending on the customer options.

Tuningwerk M135i
- Hyundai Motor Company teams up with tuner Bisimoto Engineering to create a thousand-horsepower tuned Genesis Coupe for the 2013 SEMA SHOW.

Bisimoto Engineering Genesis Coupe

TTFN

SYRIA UPRISING: Assad said they have large chemical weapons stockpile


In an interview aired by China's state-run CCTV, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad said his country has been stockpiling large amounts of chemical weapons and his government will guarantee the safety of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons but warned that insurgents may try to block the inspections to prevent implementing its agreement and then blame it.

Story: NHK WORLD

Monday, September 23, 2013

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: Russia opens railway to North Korea


Russian state-run railway finished repairing the 54km stretch from the far east city of Khasan to the northeastern port of Rajin, North Korea. This port is the hub of the Rason Special Economic Zone. Russian Railway President Vladimir Yakunin said the project that Russian President Putin and the late Kim Jong Il had agreed to 12 years ago has finally been realized. It took 5 years to finished and 260 million dollars to invest. North Korea gave the company rights to use the line for almost 5 decades.

Story: NHK WORLD

Let's Do The News! (September 23, 2013)

Being stuck on traffic due to floods? Here are some moments you may have missed...

- Moving on to Germany as exit polls suggesting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party is expected to win a national election with the most votes. ZDF said that exit polls suggest the governing Christian Democratic Union will win 42.5% votes while ARD said that the CDU will secure 42% of votes. If these numbers were maintained, Merkel is expected to win a third term.

- In Northwestern Pakistan, two suicide bombers blew themselves up during Mass at a historic church in Peshawar. 77 people were killed while 100 people, including children, were injured. Some say, an Islam extremist group were responsible for the attack.

- The former Communist Party chief of Chongqing City, Bo Xilai, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Chinese court on charges of bribery, embezzlement, and abuse of power.

- During the F1 2013 Singapore GP, Caterham unveiled what is known to be the next Caterham lightweight sportscar. The AeroSeven Concept is a clear hint of an all-new roadcar set for next year and it hints styling cues for the new sportscar co-developed with Renault, due for 2016 release.

Caterham AeroSeven Concept

- The International Motor Sports Association announced the schedule of the inaugural season of the newly merged 2014 TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP, which merges the Grand-Am and American Le Mans Series into one. The first round will be held at Daytona this January 25 to 26, 2014 and it runs for 12 events, with the season finale held at Road Atlanta this October 4, 2014.

- Here it is, the movie version of THE iDOLM@STER will premiere in Japanese theaters this January 25, 2014.  Here's a promo video featuring a new insert song for the film.



- Now, do you remember the Brainiac Darts segment from the 2006 season of Brainiac Science Abuse? It's the one where dart legend Bobby George kept on winning darts against a Brainiac with caravans exploding per successful hit. He thrown it far away, backwards, three darts in one hand, left-handed, thrown under, well you get the idea. Anyway, there's an amusing clip from a FOX SPORTS 1 show where boxer Mike Tyson thrown darts while blindfolded in a segment where celebs throwing sharp objects...BLINDFOLDED.

- Mind your refrigerator because CHICKEN is the top of the 10 DIRTIEST FOODS THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK according to Men's Health. Why? Because more than 40 percent of chicken samples contained bacteria that can sicken people, including E. coli.

TTFN

Bulilit Mangingisda

On the September 22, 2013 episode of Goin Bulilit...

- ESMYUSKEE jokes! Nge!!!

- Mangingisda gags

- In HOW HOW I KNOW HOW WITH ISLAW, Islaw invited special guest Angelica Panganiban on how to make a paper cutout.

- The Bulilits are singing the HOME ALONG DA RILES theme song

- The girls are reacting about the laot.

- Juan and Ted in...a broken bucket of water!

- Goin Bulilit spoofs Bukas Na Lang Kitang Mamahalin as...SA MAKALAWA NA LANG KITANG MAMAHALIN!

- Guest celeb Angelica Panganiban teaches the Bulilits how to act in a workshop.


How Cute Is Your Character? - Pikachu


I've been bringing in the cutest characters in the history of cartoons and games, whatever they came from, and facing all three tests; getting kissed, hugged, and resist against Isabella from Phineas and Ferb, in a bid to top my CUTENESS RANKER leaderboard.

Today's cute character is...

Pikachu

Is it Pikachu Pokemon number 025, a mouse Pokemon, an Electric-type Pokemon, been with Ash Ketchum for decades, and is one of the most well-loved Pokemon since the game, the anime, and the merchandise alike?

Well it looks cute but...HOW CUTE IS PIKACHU?

The first test is getting kissed. Just one kiss for Pikachu, okay? One kiss! Anyway, what's like for Pikachu when its getting kissed? "Pika?" It seems Pikachu is getting questionable when we kissed its forehead.  It seems Pikachu's unassured about our little kiss though and for that, that's a 5 out of 10 for Pikachu's "kissable" rating. Make it a sweet kiss though, this will gonna scare the little tyke but never mind about that, let's move on...

Because it's time for the second test. Getting hugged. Just how huggable is Pikachu? Yes, feel the love, Pikachu. Don't fight the love. Feel the love. Cuddle Pikachu when you want, where you want! No matter how many times you hug this electric rodent, it seems Pikachu enjoys getting hugged but don't squish Pikachu too hard or you'll be in a nasty electric shock. For huggable rating, Pikachu gets an 8 out of 10.

Time now for the final test  Pikachu is positioned in front of Isabella from Phineas and Ferb. In just a few minutes, it's gonna be one...smoking rodent! Hip hip hooray! As Isabella's face sparkles like a gem, it seems that Pikachu can't resist Isabella's cuteness but...is there a sheer sign that Pikachu's going to be knocked out by Phineas and Ferb's Isabella? Uh...I think that's a no-no. Pikachu didn't get knocked out by Isabella's cuteness. For Isabella-resistance rating, Pikachu gets an 8 out of 10.

Pikachu from Pokemon scored a grand total of 21 out of 30, slotting between Mokona and Bravest Warriors' Catbug.

1) Bijou - 24/30
2) Poof - 23/30
3) BMO - 22/30
4) Mokona - 22/30
5) Pikachu - 21/30
6) Catbug - 20/30
7) Mog - 19/30
8) Adipose - 16/30
9) Pinkie Pie - 15/30

How cute do I rank it? VERY CUTE! HOW CUTE IS YOUR CHARACTER?

F1 2013 Singapore GP

F1 2013


Another lip-smacking performance for Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel after his courageous win at this year's Singapore GP ever since he got outgunned on the first corner by Nico Rosberg but the endgame made Vettel spring back to the top. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was placed 2nd place while Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen placed 3rd.

PRESS RELEASE:

Race - peerless Vettel wins tense Singapore round

Three on the trot, the seventh of the season, a thoroughly dominant success. What more could Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel have asked for in Singapore as he moved ever closer to a fourth world championship title?

His only moment came at the start when he got outdragged to the first corner by Nico Rosberg's Mercedes, but the latter went in a fraction too deep and as he ran wide, Vettel pounced. By the end of the lap he was 1.9s ahead. A lap later the gap was 4.1s. Thereafter nobody got close to him, even after a shunt by Daniel Ricciardo brought out the safety car on the 24th lap as the Toro Rosso was cleared away. At the end of lap 31 when racing resumed, Vettel was already 3.2s clear, and he built steadily on that.

Rosberg faded as he lost aerodynamic downforce with rubber clogging his intricate front wing, and as he had that cleared during his second stop Fernando Alonso moved into second place. The Spaniard had made a magnificent start from seventh, going down the outside into the first corner and swooping up to third. The Ferrari might struggle in qualifying, but Alonso is a brilliant racer and yet again he brought home a decent haul of points as he chased Vettel home. But he was never in a position to challenge and finished 32.6s behind.

Kimi Raikkonen took third after an excellent run for Lotus, who lost Romain Grosjean from sixth midway through due to pneumatic valve problems on his Renault engine on the 33rd lap.

Crucially, Alonso, Grosjean, Ferrari's Felipe Massa, McLaren's Jenson Button, Raikkonen, McLaren's Sergio Perez, and Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez had all gambled on pitting for medium tyres the moment the safety car came out, which meant doing another 36 laps on them. Meanwhile the invisible Vettel, second placed Rosberg, fourth placed Mark Webber in the second Red Bull and sixth placed Lewis Hamilton is the second Mercedes all stayed out on their original strategies. That put several drivers out of kilter, but it was key for Alonso and Raikkonen as it left them a clear run to the flag so long as they could nurse their rubber. While they were able to do so, however, the McLarens and the Saubers were in trouble in the closing stages. 

Raikkonen's path to the final podium position was cleared when he went round the outside of the struggling Button in Turn 14 on the 54th lap, just when it seemed McLaren might be due for their first podium of the season. Webber, Rosberg and Hamilton were all hungry and on fresher rubber, which led to the most gripping parts of the race as they in turn deposed Gutierrez, Hulkenberg, Perez and Button after a lot of dramatic wheel-to-wheel racing. Massa, who had really looked after his tyres, was also quite racy towards the end. Webber, however, was in big trouble with his engine and for some time had been instructed to start short shifting gears as he had been at Monza; that stymied his chase of Raikkonen and Alonso, and culminated in his retirement on the final lap. He hitched a ride home with Alonso.

As Rosberg sprinted back up to fourth Hamilton followed him home chased by Massa, as Button, Perez and Hulkenberg were each separated by just 0.4s in their sprint to the finish line. A charging run by Adrian Sutil, after an appalling start, brought Force India the final point as Pastor Maldonado was also able to force his Williams ahead of Gutierrez's fading Sauber to take 11th.

In the second Williams Valtteri Bottas spent a fair amount of time behind a charging Giedo van der Garde, and did not get by the Caterham until the 17th lap. The Dutchman briefly found his way back ahead on the 33rd lap before the Finn was finally able to settle their battle two laps later. In the end Bottas got 13th ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso, the motionless Webber, Van der Garde, the Marussias of Max Chilton who beat team mate Jules Bianchi fair and square, and Caterham's Charles Pic.

Besides Ricciardo and Grosjean, Paul di Resta failed to finish after crashing his Force India out of the fight for ninth place on the 55th lap. Like Ricciardo, the Scot was unhurt.

Vettel now has a 60-point lead over Alonso, 247 to 187, with Hamilton third on 151 and Raikkonen closing again on 149. Webber has 130. In the constructors' stakes, Red Bull have 377 to Ferrari's 274, Mercedes' 267, Lotus's 206, McLaren's 76 and Force India's 62.

Source: Formula One

With Sebastian Vettel still running on the top, it seems things are looking pretty confident for this young German, especially when his gunning for the fourth win this season. However, will Vettel manage to hang in there? Next race is at South Korea this October 6th so expect more tensions here.

Wow Mali Pa Rin! - 9/22/2013

On the September 22, 2013 episode of Wow Mali Pa Rin...

- What should you do when you see a wounded man who claims that he got bit by a dog? Nice try. He's not wounded, he wears a scary dog mask!

- On the OH CAM ON segment, what should you do when NILASON SI LOLO?

- Saan galing ang SIRIT? Kasi pag hindi nila alam ang sasabihin ay..."Sige na nga, SHARE IT na lang!"

- BUHAY NI LOLA - Careful with the dextrose! Granny's life is on balance...

- In the Wow Maliit segment, make a run for it because bigger mosquitoes, the size of a little kid, are coming!

- Saan galing ang salitang EWAN parang "SIRIT" din yan. Pag suko na ang sasabihin ay..."Sige na nga, YOU WON (ewan)!"

- On ANG POET MO, Joey's making jokes about Bonifacio Global City and some lamok

- Wow Wagi videos of the week are; Badette Mendoza of Novaliches Q.C. showcased a video of someone getting startled by the bangs of lids and Ma. Cheska Solis from Daet, Camarines Norte showcased a video on why you should better look back while crossing the river.

- In CALL NI IDOL, Joey de Leon's making a prank call on someone named Luisa Orence along with her BF

- Beware of...THE KISSING GAY!

- In MAGIC GIMIK, a street magician can pull...A SNAKE OUT OF A MADE UP ENCYCLOPEDIA!!!

- In I-WOW MALI MO AKO, feel the power of this...weird triangular...thingy...on your head.

- Bakit "TUKAYO" ang tawag kapag ang dalawang tao ay magkapangalan? Kasi TWO KAYO!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Doc McStuffins: The Doc Is In

Doc McStuffins: The Doc Is In

Toys are pretty much like us, sometimes they get sick, get boo-boos, and not feeling well at all but do not worry kids, The Doc Is In. Doc McStuffins, a preschool show aired on Disney Junior, centers on every toddlers' favorite toy doctor, Doc McStuffins, and her toy friends Stuffy, Chilly, Hallie, and Lambie as they help the other toys feel better. This preschool series will help learn toddlers how to stay healthy like we always do such as drink plenty of water, brush your teeth, eat a healthy diet, stay away from germs, wash your hands, well you get the idea.

Kids, tell your parents, because there is now an official soundtrack from the hit Disney Junior series and this soundtrack features 26 of their favorite songs from the first series of Doc McStuffins including, 'Doc McStuffins Theme Song,' 'Time For Your Check Up,' 'I Feel Better,' 'Everyone Gets Hurt Sometimes,' and many more. Is it worth rewarding for the little tykes who learn how to stay healthy just by watching this preschool show featuring their favorite toy doctor helping out toys to feel better?

Doc McStuffins airs on Disney Junior.

TRACK LISTINGS:

1) Doc McStuffins Theme Song
2) Time for Your Check Up
3) Everyone Gets Hurt Sometimes
4) I Feel Better
5) A Lambie Like You
6) Nobody Wants a Broken Toy
7) Wash Your Hands
8) Do What the Doctor Says
9) When You Need a Friend
10) Made in the Shade
11) Water Water
12) Eat Good Food
13) Take Care
14) You're Gonna Grow
15) Because You're You
16) Loud Loud Louie
17) Bop, Bop. Bop
18) Look Great in Glasses
19) Be Good to Your Tummy
20) Let's Play Outside
21) Brush Your Teeth
22) Get Your Sleep On
23) Dinosaur Stop
24) Stars Stars
25) Everybody in the Pool
26) Close Your Eyes

Let's Do The News! (September 22, 2013)

Here are some moments that you had missed.

- "T'yang" Amy Perez has been the best FACE TO FACE host since it began three years ago. Sadly, it's time for Tyang Amy to say goodbye to TV5 because, well, she didn't renew her contract with the station. I guess this is goodbye for Amy Perez being a Kapatid to TV5.

- All Gran Turismo fans should be familiar to the Lister car maker because of the Gran Turismo series-only Lister Storm. Guess what? Lister's back from the grave and they're working on a race-prepped version of the classic Jaguar D-Type.

Lister Storm

- With BBC announced that the fantasy action drama series Wolfblood will return for the new season on CBBC, the first series of Wolfblood will be making a US Premiere on Disney Channel this October 1st, 2013 at 8:00PM Pacific Standard Time. This 13x30-minute series highlights the lives of tennagers Maddy (Aimee Kelly) and Rhydian (Bobby Lockwood) and their secret lives as wolfbloods.

Wolfblood
- Two of the famed Porsche tuners, SpeedArt and 9ff, have declared bankrupt. 9ff is well-known for the 911-based hypercar that was once featured in Top Gear vs. The Germans episode, while SpeedArt is one of the most prolific Porsche tuners.

- Carlsson get their hands dirty when it comes to tuning both the new A-Class and the CLA-Class. For 284 Euros, Carlsson may offer you some four-sport lowering springs or for 1498 euros, an adjustable rebound coilover for both models. The rear wheel and tire combination can be increased by 18's to 20's by request. Of course, they can tune the A200 or the CLA200 by up to 187HP of power up to 253HP for a tuned CLA250 and A250, respectively.

Carlsson A-Class

Carlsson CLA-Class

- On Monday, September 23, on GMA News TV, actress Jean Garcia will be solving love problems with a little help from love expert Ali Gui, and a weekly guest male celeb in a new show titled Love Hotline, a new show that will (finally) replace Personalan on GMA News TV.

- Ready for more bad news in the world of IDOLM@STER? Here's one because Namco Bandai announced that they'll be making a PS3 iM@S game. So what? Ditch the Punkish Gothic stuff like what they did on the PS3 version of THE iDOLM@STER 2? Ugh... Anyway, here's the Promo Video for October's iM@S Channel for PS3.



- On the upside, Puchimas! -Petit Idolm@ster- Anime Gets 2nd Season! Kaakaa!!!

TTFN!

Tropa Moko Unli - 9/21/13

Some of the highlights from the 9/21/13 episode of Tropa Moko Unli;

- Laysa Mae Toyo invites someone a bit more "international" as Laysa invited Miley Serious on the show, not to mention a falling rock couldn't stop their show as well as Miley's "lost in translation". And yes, more jokes here...

- Meanwhile, Tropa Moko Unli has some more BATTLE OF THE BRAINLESS jokes!

1) Sino itong teen star ngayon na nagpasikat ng kantang "Nasayo na ang lahat"? Ang initials n'ya ay DP.

Dagang patay? Derek Paulate? Dagul Po? Daniel Pernando?! Daniel Playboy?!! DENNIS PADILLA!!!

2) Ano ang tagalog ng flood? Nag-start ito sa letter B pag walang tigil ang ulan ang Metro Manila ay lubog sa ____?

Basura? Basurero?! Buwaya!? Barbie!!? Bahing?!! BAHAW!!!

3) Kumpletihin ang linya sa awitin ni Regine Velasquez: Dadalhin kita sa aking ______?

Asawa? Pangalawang asawa?? Pangatlo??? Parents!? Perya!? Tondo!? PALAKPAKAN!!!

SYRIA UPRISING: Syria completes handover of chemical weapons details


Syria finally disclosed the details of its chemical weapons arsenal in accordance with the deadline set by the USA and Russia, the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said as Syria handed over the remaining details, meeting the deadline under a deal that headed off military strikes, the world's chemical weapons watchdog said.

Story: FRANCE24

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North Korea postpones family reunions


Pyongyang said it has indefinitely postponed the schedules series of reunions for families divided since the Korean War, dealing a setback to an easing of tensions with South Korea over the recent months.The six-day meetings of families torn apart from the war had been due to start on Wednesday in the Mount Kumgang resort just north of the DMZ.

Story: FRANCE24

What's in our Car Town garage today? (September 22, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

2012 Scion FR-S

The brand-new rear wheel drive Scion FR-S may not be as exciting to look at but it's probably one of the best-handling car in ages. It was built under a joint cooperation between Toyota and Subaru and the engine that powers the FR-S is a Subaru 2.0L boxer engine which gives this car low center of gravity. It's mated with a 6-speed manual (or an optional 6-speed auto) and like the name itself, drive goes to the back. To make it less grippy, the FR-S is fitted with skinny low-profile tires from the Prius, providing outstanding results to the handling department.

2012 Scion FR-S

2013 Subaru WRX Concept

At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Subaru gave us a sneak preview on what is believed to be the next-generation of our fan favorite Subaru AWD sportscar, the WRX STi. While no one knows what powers it for now, the WRX Concept has some striking presence thanks to its sharp design and unique color scheme like the WR Blue Pearl III exterior color which modernizes the iconic WRX look while Fluorescent Yellow is used as an accent on the WRX badge on the front grille, the brake calipers and the exhaust tip finishers.

2013 Subaru WRX Concept

2013 SRT Viper TA

The Viper Time Attack special edition is built by Chrysler's SRT for one purpose; to become a track-focused version of what is believed to be America's supercar for the masses. Limited to 33 units, the Viper TA stripped out most of its luxury peripherals for weight loss and make it more driver focused. It also comes with a very exclusive Crusher Orange color as well. The folks at Motor Trend tested this round the Laguna Seca and with the lap time of 1:33.62 using Corsa tires, it's .08 seconds faster than the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, making it the fastest production car Motor Trend lapped it round Laguna Seca.

2013 SRT Viper TA
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