Saturday, June 13, 2015

#BGColorum

On the June 12, 2015 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Someone's raising suspicions about his girlfriend.



- Colorum gags

- An old lady's seeking help from Don Cantoni...

- Time for another round of Tsugi or Churva!

  • Sa numbers 1 to 100, magbigay ng number na may letter A sa spelling. - Walang letter A sa spelling ng 1 to 100.
  • May 46 na isda sa aquarium, namatay ang 27, ilan na lang ang natirang isda sa aquarium? - 46 pa rin.
  • Sa karera, kapag nalagpasan mo na yung pangatlo, pang-ilan ka na? - Pangatlo
- INDIEFILM-DENCIA trailers!

- IKAW AT ANG INA takes on...baby talk!

- Imagine when hospitals treated patients in a lottery-style draw...

- Brod Pete and pals are back to solve everyone's questions in ANG BAGONG DATING DOON INTERNATIONAL!

PAF finale really ends this great show with a bang


The finale of Disney's hit TV cartoon show, Phineas and Ferb, titled Last Day of Summer, did ended the best cartoon show with a spectacular thriller that has been one heck of an adventure for Phineas, Ferb, and the gang, as well as Perry (Agent P) and Doof.

I don't want to tell what's what, but all I can say to everyone who witnessed the finale is...I've never felt so happy upon watching the finale. Yes, I may be sad to have my ever-favorite Disney show end, but I'm very happy that the ending is worth remembering.

This epic finale to a great show deserves a toast for spoons, oranges, or capri pants (what your mom's wearing now). When I said toast, I mean cheers. Yes. We deserve a big cheers for a great finale.

I just wanna say thanks for your wonderful adventures since your rollercoaster and please stay to our hearts and minds forever!

PAF FOREVER!!!

Jurassic World


The Jurassic Park films are all about survival against dinosaurs on a much larger scale and the first three films captured our imagination over our obsession over the primeval monsters that were once wiped out from history but became part of the pop culture geekdom. After years of waiting, a new Jurassic Park film has arrived and this time, it's the biggest since the last three films. Welcome to Jurassic World.

The world of Jurassic World is a theme park where thousands of people attended for some sight-seeing with the dinosaurs as well as other recreational stuff. When the park featured a new attraction, the spectators were surprised but when the new attraction becomes a dangerous thing, mayhem ensues, and only a brave group of individuals must survive this primeval mayhem on a large-scale.

With Steven Spielberg returned as the executive producer of this film, the biggest, long-awaited, installment promises to be the most thrilling film in the summer because Jurassic World blows their minds away with its plethora of primeval thrills that will leave moviegoers, even the whole family, jump out of their seats right until the moment the T-rex roars in a spectacular fashion, just like what you expect from the past films.

This movie feels like everything else but there are some drawbacks. First of all, it's the casting because while dinosaurs became the spotlight of Jurassic World, the human characters feel a bit too shoddy, they just can't make a name on this film. Also, this movie is just nothing but a product placement for a luxury car maker known as Mercedes-Benz. In the past, you saw a Jeep Wrangler (not an MB but from a time when Mercedes' parent company, Daimler, used to be called Daimler-Chrysler) in the first film while in The Lost World, you saw a first-gen MB M-Class. Now on this film, you'll find the offroad-conquering G63 AMG 6x6 making a name for itself on the film. What is this? You'll expect petrolheads to salivate an offroader appeared on the film?!

Anyway, despite its faults, Jurassic World is still a great film to watch and when it comes to find a film that delivers the biggest thrill this summer, look no further because this is truly one of the best films you'll watch this summer.

My rating: 4.2 out of 5.

Let's Do The News! (June 13, 2015)


- Days after hackers accessed personal info from US federal government employees, it appears that they've accessed sensitive data on US intelligence and military personnel, according to American officials. Details of a major hack emerged last week but officials have now given details of a potential cyberattack.

- Shares on European stock markets have fallen despite reports that senior EU officials discussed a possible default in Greece for the first time,

- The US House of Representatives blocked the passage of the so-called fast-track trade bill. If this had passed, it would have given US President Barack Obama greater authority in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

- 13 senators signed a resolution declaring the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the USA as invalid. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, responsible for this resolution, said that the validity of EDCA should be ratified by the senate.

- Ford announced their return to Le Mans next year with their new Ford GT racer.


- German tuner Brabus spices up the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class flagship with some added power from their 6.3L V12 engine developing 900HP of power, 1500Nm of torque, and over 350kph of top speed.



- Actress Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano get married and celebrating their eight year anniversary as a couple.

TTFN!!!

Friday, June 12, 2015

FH2 Porsche Expansion: The 991 Turbo S

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After years of waiting, German's finest sportscar maker, Porsche, is back in the world of Forza thanks to the Porsche Expansion pack in Forza Horizon 2. This pack is the result of an agreement between Porsche, EA, and Microsoft to provide XBOX One players an unprecedented Porsche experience unlike any other and it's not just FH2, it's also the upcoming Forza Motorsport 6 as well, so Porsche fans, rejoice.

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The first Porsche I'll try in the Porsche Expansion pack is this, the 991-spec Porsche 911, or to be more precise; the 911 Turbo S, the powerful version of the 991-spec 911. The Turbo is what happens when you have big power in a 3.8L flat-six engine mounted in the wrong side of the car. Truth be told, the latest version is the fastest 911 ever made, but is it the best Porsche you'll ever try in this extension?

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First and foremost, the 911 Turbo S's 3.8L flat-6 engine, which is mounted at the back of the car, produces 552bhp of power and 516lb-ft of torque. Because of is low center of gravity, 4WD powertrain, and its 7-speed PDK, this car does 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 318kph, so on paper, this car is faster than almost everyone. Can't believe that even the most powerful version of the Nissan GT-R, which produced more than this, has lost to this. Ha ha ha...

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The 911 Turbo S may have the firepower to blitz through any sportscar in the straights but when it comes to handling this car, it feels very mild to get it through the corners and I can blame its electric power steering and its 4WD powertrain which resulted to be a grip-worthy machine that feels like it's not in the mood to oversteer even with the traction control off. You can't compare this to the GT3 because while the GT3 is focused more on handling terms, the Turbo feels as sensitive as a big breasted 20-year-old woman trying to do things at her own pace but despite that, the 911 Turbo S has some quality you can trust. It may have some spartan driving manners but it takes time to uncover its hidden potential.

You know what, my brain just hatched an idea. Remember what I said that the 911 Turbo feels as sensitive as a big breasted 20-year-old woman trying to do things at her own pace? Guess what? I just cooked up a little something for the 911 Turbo S.

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This is more like it! What I have here is a 911 Turbo S that I've just themed after that big breasted 20-year-old woman trying to do things at her own pace. In short, Azusa Miura from THE IDOLM@STER. Don't ask why but this is just part of celebrating THE IDOLM@STER's 10th birthday this year.

If I was her producer, I would try protect her and keep her happy, but because of her ditzy nature, taking care of her can be a ridiculous experience. Whatever, since we have the car, the theme, and the championship signed up for this car, this will be like Azusa Miura in her wedding gown, only this time, she was getting chased by people she encountered on the streets. That's right, time to dive into the fireworks! Wait, did I said fireworks? Oh dear...

Road Trip:



Race highlights:



Well, even with some improvements, I still can't manage to handle the 911 Turbo S at its own pace but in the end, the 911 Turbo S feels as fresh as Azusa's wedding gown wrapped with flower petals when she ran through a bouquet of flowers. Guess I made her happy but...

...but even though the 911 Turbo S is the quickest 911 you can drive, it's sad to say that this is not one of the best Porsches you can try in this expansion. There are any other Porsches you can try in this expansion but if you're interested with the 991, you're more than welcome to drive it. You're more than welcome to find the Azusa Miura-themed 911 Turbo S that I made.

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Let's Do The News! (June 12, 2015)



- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended the use of "incredibly creative" approaches to prevent asylum boats from entering the nation but he refused to comment on reports than an Australian navy ship paid the crew of one vessel with 65 people on board to return to Indonesia.

- The United States spends over nine million dollars per day against the Islamic State and has poured 2.7 billion dollars into the bombing campaign since the start. The US-led coalition carried out over 4,100 air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

- An ethnic minority militant group in Myanmar known as the Kokangs has declared a ceasefire in its combat against government forces following the apparent request from China.

- Four more cases of MERS has been reported in South Korea, bringing the count to 126.

- Senators Tito Sotto and JV Ejercito, two allies of Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, said they will support Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares if she runs for either presidency or vice-presidency in next year's elections, making it more complicated for the opposition standard bearer.

- Today marks the celebration of Philippine Independence and PH leader Benigno Aquino III praises DILG secretary Mar Roxas in his Independence Day speech.

- A clip from The Sunday Times newspaper sees resigned Top Gear host James May test drives the new Ferrari 488 GTB supercar in Italy.



- A year has passed since the murder of Pinoy racing driver Enzo Pastor and the folks from TG Philippines interviews Enzo's parents as they open up a year after their son's brutal death. Read the full story here.

- New Pokemon XY toys on the radar! This month, Takara Tomy will release plush toys of legendary Pokemons Latias and Latios as well as the star of next month's Clash of Ages film, Hoopa (with two variants such as the normal one and the talking plush one)! On the MonColle figure line, the legendary Giratina (in its normal Alternate Form) is listed for 950 Yen. There's a special "Hoopa and the Clash of Ages" first set bundle where it features MonColle figures of Lugia, black Rayquaza, Arceus, Latias, Latios, and Hoopa itself. The set costs 2,500 Yen.

TTFN!!!

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 70



Hi, person who's busy searching for commercial songs,

Due to a copyright claim, your search query has been blocked in some countries. This means it's time now for another round of DRIVING MUSIC, but it will be limited to my choosing.

Search query: subaru forester commercial song 2015
Includes: Audio content
Claimed by: the commercial itself

Why this can happen:
 - Your search query might contain copyrighted content.
 - Copyright owners can choose to block your query that contain their content.

10) 歩いて帰ろう by 斉藤和義 - from the 2015 Suzuki Lapin commercial

9) Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. - from the 2015 Suzuki Spacia commercial

8) Gonna Build a Mountain by Sammy Davis Jr. - from the Honda USA HR-V "Great Thinking Inside" commercial

7) Work Hard, Play Hard by Wiz Khalifa - from the Nissan USA Maxima "Day and Night" commercial

6) My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit - from the Renault Kadjar commercial

5) Sunshine by Teddybears - from the 2015 Peugeot 208 commercial

4) Le chrome et le coton (Lafayette Remix) by Echenoz Jerome - from the DS 3 Edition Limitee 1955 commercial.

3) ジャンプ!by いきものがかり - from the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid V Selection + Safety commercial

2) Only one for me by 松田聖子 - from the Toyota Camry Japanese commercial

1) Time will Tell by Gregory Alan Isakov - from the Subaru USA Forester "Making Memories" commercial.

Driving Music from Leopaul's Blog is the segment where solves every car enthusiasts' questions about the title of the song of car commercials...with the risk of MATCHED THIRD PARTY CONTENT on their status. Acknowledge or dispute, it's your choice.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 11, 2015)


- Australian PM Tony Abbot urged the Asia-Pacific nations to fight against jihadist groups, saying that the Islamic State has global ambitions. Over a hundred of Australians are fighting with militant jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

- The Greek debt talks must intensify with the creditors from the nation's capital, Athens, but there was little sign of progress. After late night talks in Brussels, Belgium, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said all sides must collaborate to bridge the remaining differences. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund want further economic reforms before they release 7.2 billion euros of bailout funds.

- US President Barack Obama approved a plan to deploy up to 450 additional military personnel to Iraq to help Iraqi troops fight against the Islamic State militants.

- The total number of MERS cases in South Korea is now 122, with 14 new cases reported.

- The world's football governing body, FIFA, plans to postpone bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup Final Games, according to a top official.

- The new BMW 7-Series flagship saloon was unveiled and this new model lost 200 pounds of weight as well as gaining next-generation technology and an array of engine choices.

2016 BMW 7-Series

- A new Fiat 500 will be revealed on the 4th of July, 2015, which is the same date on which the original 500 was launched 58 years ago.

- Good Smile Company unveiled a Phat! figure of Yukiho Hagiwara from THE iDOLM@STER and like the others, it was modeled after the anime's BD/DVD cover. She'll be out this November for 8,400 Yen plus tax. Time to get our checkbooks ready, ladies and gents!

Yukiho Hagiwara

- Apple announces the iOS 9 which features a smarter SIRI, a better battery life, and more new features coming soon to upcoming and current Apple handheld gadgets like the iPad and the iPhone.

- Action star Robin Padilla is slated to do a horror movie with famed Japanese adult video actress Maria Ozawa.

TTFN!!!

Forza Horizon 2: Why driving the Vanquish again?!

The Aston Martin Vanquish is the pinnacle of Aston Martin's "POWER, BEAUTY, and SOUL" tagline which combines its beautiful design, powerful V12 engine, and British soulfulness that made the Vanquish the ultimate Grand Tourer ever made. As I'm sure, I already drove it in a certain championship several moments ago to demonstrate the Vanquish's potential. So, why am I driving it again?!

I can't stop listening to the Vanquish's V12 engine noise because it sounds so lyrical. It sounds so sonorous. It sounds so...stoic. It's a beautiful grand tourer that devotes everything to the driver in a stoic matter and since the Vanquish became the grand tourer I have fell in love since I first drove one in the original Horizon, I have managed to come up with something that fits with its stoic personality and I think I know one...



This is much better! Because I'm still in the process of celebrating THE iDOLM@STER's 10th birthday, (even though 2015 is the 10th anniversary of the Forza franchise), I gave the Aston Martin Vanquish the much awaited treatment it deserved and yes, it's now themed after Chihaya Kisaragi from THE iDOLM@STER series. A big hand of applause, please. It's all thanks for not just being a fan of iDOLM@STER but also a petrolhead.



The reason why I themed it after one of my favorite 765 Production idols is because the sonorous sound of the Vanquish's 6.0L V12 engine really reminds us of her beautiful vocals every time you hear one of her songs. Useful bit of science there but it's not just the vocals that swoon me, it's the precision that matches her movements on stage. So, a British V12 grand tourer, a 765 Pro idol with a very beautiful vocals (much to the annoyance of her flat chested physique), and together, they're the perfect recipe of sound and motion...in my mind.



To try out the design that I made, I went to Castelletto, where I booked this car for a championship suitable for Super Grand Tourers like the Vanquish and race against the opposition. It's going to be a great day for this Chihaya-themed Vanquish that I made it myself.

Road Trip:



Races:



Well, it ain't one of the prettiest races I've ever tackled but she's very happy, knowing that me and this car won the championship that I booked in Castelletto.



If you come looking for this design that I made, feel free to do so. My gamertag is leopauldelr and here's hoping that you'll find a Chihaya-themed Vanquish alongside my Gardevoir-themed Vanquish. Yes, they're both very pretty to have one in your Vanquish, you can count on it.

For now, I'll let her sing a song over the moonlight...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 10, 2015)


- Eric Casebolt, the police officer who was caught on tape, wrestling a black girl to the ground and pointing at teenagers in McKinney, Texas, last week has been resigned "on his own will", according to officials.

- The remains of 44 victims of the Germanwings plane crash last March has been landed in Duesseldorf, where they will be returned to families for burial.

- There has been a massive fire spreading through an oil depot in Ukraine. At least four people, including firefighters, were died from the inferno and 12 others injured. It is feared that the fire might spread to a nearby military arsenal but Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the fire was no longer spreading.

- The Islamic State militants took control of the Libyan city of Sirte. According to reports, the militants attacked forces based at a power plant near Sirte on Tuesday.

- The joint military exercises between the Philippines and Japan will occur within the next two weeks despite the ongoing tension at the West Philippine Sea.

- In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead after a 96-91 win against the Golden State Warriors.

- Veteran comedian Rowan Atkinson, best known as Mr. Bean, sold off his 1997 McLaren F1 for a reported 12 million dollars.

- Aside from the rebooted Powerpuff Girls that will hit next year, Cartoon Network announced a rebooted version of the hit superhero cartoon show Ben 10 that is due next year. It's a new take of the TV show where a young boy encounters a mysterious alien device that allows him to switch into 10 different aliens. IT'S HERO TIME!

TTFN!!!

Things we love and we'll miss about PAF


Our ever-favorite inventive stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, will have their last day of summer this week and it's kinda sad to see our ever-favorite cartoon shows fading away like the sun sets, but having this show around for almost a decade, we witnessed their outrageous creations, the wildest adventures, and the hilarious rivalry between a secret agent platypus and a diabolical-but-idiotic evil genius trying to take over...well, you know. So, what are the best things we love and we'll miss from the world's favorite Disney cartoon show?

Inventions - From rollercoasters, time machines, racecars, games, anything that breaks the laws of sciences, Phineas and Ferb managed to turn the ordinary into extraordinary...much to the annoyance of their bossy big sis Candace. Even with help from their pals Isabella, Baljeet, Buford, and others, their out-of-this-world creations really proves that everyday is an adventure...right until the moment when everything disappears by the time Mom comes.

Doof vs. Puss - The famed and ever-battling rivalry of Perry the Platypus and Doofenshmirtz has been one of the enjoyable rivalry since...Tom and Jerry, SpongeBob and Plankton, Lupin the Third and Inspector Zenigata, Pikachu and Meowth, the Pink Panther and Inspector Clouseau, you name any famed rivalry you know. It's simple really, Agent P slips though his secret HQ, Major Monogram tells what's Doof is up to, break into ♫Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!♫, Doof traps Agent P, tells his evil plot, turns his Inator on, Agent P frees himself, and mayhem ensues. This is how we really enjoyed their rivalry to the fullest. Sometimes, even the fiercest of rivals have to team up rarely to solve issues of their own.

PhineBella moments - I had no idea why we've include it but every time we see Isabella and Phineas together, you might think that it's all sweet like strawberry parfait served at the table but because Phineas spent most of the time planning stuff for their inventions, there's no time for romance with our ever-favorite Fireside Girl. However, things have changed when in the recent episode "Act Your Age", the one where Phineas, Ferb, and their pals are teenagers, Phineas and Isabella expressed their feelings and ended with a kiss.

Songs - One of the main reasons why we love most about Phineas and Ferb is the songs they're playing. Whether if there's "Squirrel In My Pants", an Intimate Get Together, a platypus controlling me, A-G-L-E-T (AGLET!), you can really have most of the PAF songs stuck in your head but the one song we'll always have it stuck in our heads forever is...you've guessed it...GITCHEE GITCHEE GOO! ♫Bow-chika-bow-wow, that's what my baby says, Mow Mow Mow, and my heart starts pumping, Chicka Chicka Coo Wah, Never Gonna Stop, Gitchee Gitchee Goo means that I Love You!

Guest Celebs - There has been numerous guest celebs in Phineas and Ferb as well as its "Take Two with Phineas and Ferb" talk short and it's too many to list! From boxing legend Evander Holyfield, comedienne Tina Fey, Food Network's Guy Fieri, Shake It Up's Bella Thorne, Lorenzo Lamas (as the cute but tough Meap), Seth Green, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, David Beckham, Seth Rogen, Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Swift, Shaun White, there are so many celebs guested on this show!

Crossover Episodes - With Disney taking full control of MARVEL Superheroes and STAR WARS, this show is taking advantage of it with two special crossover episodes. In 2013, there's Phineas and Ferb Mission Marvel where Phineas, Ferb, and the gang teaming up with Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Spider-Man to save the world from Red Skull and his ragtag group of Marvel supervillains. Then, in last year, we have Phineas and Ferb Star Wars where all of our favorite characters became part of the Star Wars universe.

DCOM - In 2011, the Phineas and Ferb experience has been pushed to the highest level with a Disney Channel Original Movie titled Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension. In the DCOM, Perry the Platypus' secret identity was revealed and with other-dimension Doof trying to take over two dimensions, it's up to Phineas, Ferb, and the gang will throw everything they've got to save the world. In the closing credits, rock guitarist Slash guest performs the DCOM's ending theme "Kick It Up a Notch".

Merchandise - There has been a slew of PAF merchandise provided for the fans of this hit Disney cartoon show. From toys, games, snacks, clothing, books, having a piece of Phineas and Ferb at home is just one of the many reasons why you'll love that show and if I may, I might be expecting someone who is a fan of this show and collects numerous PAF-related items more than I am.

The explosive series finale of Phineas and Ferb, titled Last Day of Summer, airs this Friday on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Check your local listings.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FH2 Storm Island: Storm Island's only Barn Find

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As you progress through Storm Island, you will receive a rumor that there's a barn find hidden somewhere in Storm Island. The problem is, unlike all the barn finds you've encountered so far, doesn't have an exact location. There are some options, you can use your Storm Island knowledge to find that legendary machine lurking beneath the island's depths or purchase the Treasure Map add-on to find it.

Sadly, I spent some dollars on the Treasure Map which, for some new to this game, will reveal all locations of speed cameras, speed traps, boards, and barn finds. According to the Treasure Map, the Barn Find in question is northeast and it's less than two miles from the Horizon Hub.



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Known to be one of the maddest Group B monsters ever made, the 6R4 is, like its namesake, is a 4WD rally car powered by a 3.0L V6 engine mounted in the middle, with some bits from Cosworth. It was mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

When it was launched in 1985, the Austin Rover Group announced that they would complete the necessary number of cars required for homologation by November of that year. It was participated in the 1985 Lombard RAC rally and finished 3rd, behind two Lancia Deltas.

Sadly, even though the 6R4 participated in numerous rally events in Europe during the 1986 season, none of them managed to complete a course and that's because of the V6 engine's teething issues and when it signalled the end of Group B rallying  at that year, due to numerous casualties, its rallying days are well and truly over.

Little did you know that the engine that powers the 6R4 is the similar engine that powered the legendary Jaguar XJ220 supercar, this time with added turbos. Useful bit of history lesson there.

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The 6R4 may have an ill-fated story but it's time for the unsung hero to make a name for itself as I've signed this car up for a championship targeted for Group B monsters like this and since I'm in the progress to finish Storm Island in my terms, this championship is just one of the stepping stones I'm taking on if I want to progress on the Island Finale.



This is has got to be one of the best Group B machines I have ever drove in Storm Island but despite its compact sizing, it requires the skills of a veteran driver to tame this unsung monster because this car can bite you if you're not careful. You have to stay sharp and act fast when it comes to mastering the 6R4's hidden potential as a rally car.

That's the tip I'm giving it to you when you spot one but nevertheless, the 6R4 became the star in its own right after winning the championship and with just a few championships left before the Island finale, the journey continues.

Let's Do The News! (June 9, 2015)


- Secretly-filmed clips obtained by the BBC from the Iraqi city of Mosul reveals how Islamic State took control of people's lives, a year after it was captured. What is life under the hands of the militants?

- HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, is planning to cut over 25,000 jobs globally, meaning close to 10% of the 266,000 workers will go, as it tries to reduce costs and simplify its business.

- DILG secretary Mar Roxas and DOLE secretary Rosalinda Baldoz were charged by the Ombudsman over their negligence from the Kentex factory fire at Valenzuela City weeks ago.

- A 68-year-old woman was the seventh casualty in South Korea from the MERS disease they've reported 8 new infections as of now, The number of confirmed infections with the MERS coronavirus has risen to 95, including seven fatal cases.

- Japan's Defense Ministry says 56 active members of the Self Defense Forces committed suicide following deployments to the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. According to the document, 27 members of the JMSDF, 21 JGSDF units, and 8 JASDF units took their own lives after returning from their missions. Some say, it was caused by either psychological illnesses, family problems, financial problems, official duties, or some.

- BRACE YOURSELVES! PORSCHE IS COMING! The long awaited return of Stuttgart's finest sports car maker in the world of Forza is coming this Tuesday, June 9, via the Porsche Expansion pack on the Forza Horizon 2 video game only on XBOX One. Not only it will include some new and familiar Porsches (as well as the new Cayman GTS, 911 Turbo S, Macan, and the 918 Spyder) but some Porsche-related challenges, achievements, and Bucket Lists to complete! This is the result of an agreement between Porsche, EA, and Xbox to bring the Porsche experience to XBOX One players and it gets better. Aside from that, the upcoming Forza Motorsport 6 game will also feature Porsche models as well. Well done...

- Nozomi Tojo from Lovelive! School Idol Project gets her own Nendoroid courtesy of Good Smile Company! She'll be out this October starting at 3,241 Yen plus tax. Washi-washi!

Nendoroid Nozomi Tojo

- BBC announces a new extended episode of the 22nd season of Top Gear featuring two unseen stuff from the said season. It's coming soon on BBC Two.

TTFN!!!

FIA Formula E - Moscow


Russia may be facing its economic shackles due to its ongoing conflict with its neighboring nation but that doesn't stop this Eastern European nation from hosting its first ever ePrix in the first ever FIA Formula E Championship.

In the end of the race, former F1 driver and NEXTEV's Nelson Piquet was named as the winner while Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi placed 2nd and Venturi's Nick Heidfeld, also a former F1 driver, placed 3rd.

In the driver's standings, Piquet remains in the lead with 128 points while di Grassi's in 2nd place overall with 111 points, and Sebastien Buemi from e.dams remains 3rd with 105 points.

Highlights:



The final round of the first ever FIA Formula E championship will be at London on the 27th of June, 2015. Who will win the first ever Formula E season? Find out soon!

F1 2015 - Canadian GP

Image: Getty Images

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button may hava face their worst day yet in Canada due to their F1 car's poor performance but in here, it was a lucky day for Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton because he was named as the winner of the Canadian GP of the F1 2015 season, leaving his teammate Nico Rosberg at 2nd place, and Williams' Valtteri Bottas in 3rd. The fastest time in this GP is set by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in 1:16.987 during the 42nd lap.

In the Driver's Standings, Hamilton's still in the lead with 151 points while Rosberg's in 2nd place with 134 points and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in 3rd place with 108 points.


The next race will set at Austria on the 21st of June.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 8, 2015)



- Singapore and Malaysia's Sabah state are observing a day of remembrance of the people who died after last week's M6.0 quake struck Mt. Kinabalu.

-  South Korea reported its 6th death from MERS. According to sources, an 80-year-old man died after being found to have the MERS coronavirus. Some say, he has been hospitalized due to pneumonia in the central city of Daejeon since March and came in contact with a MERS patient at his hospital last May.

- The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force plans to hold its first joint drill with the Philippine Navy in the South China Sea later this month. Some say, the two forces will carry out disaster relief exercises in open seas but they will not include surveillance activities.

- Game 2 of the NBA Finals is a historic one because for the first time, the first two games of the finals are all ended in overtime. The last game ended in an overtime where the Golden State Warriors nabbed their first win but for the second game, it's the turn of the Cleveland Cavaliers that leveled the score at one all after the score of 95-93.

- Actress Melai Cantiveros is named as the winner of last night's Your Face Sounds Familiar finale thanks to her amazing impersonation of Miley Cyrus as well as her performance of her song Wrecking Ball.

- In last weekend's annual Tales Of Festival, they've announced a brand new Tales title and it will be the first ever Tales of title to star a female protagonist. It will be titled as "Tales of Berseria" and Rina Satou will lend her voice as the upcoming game's heroine, Velvet.

- TV personality Arnell Ignacio proposes to his boyfriend Ken El Psalmer.

- Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner - the former Olympian who was known as Bruce Jenner before her sex change - while introducing action star Dwayne Johnson to stage at the Spike Guys' Choice Awards at California's Sony Pictures Studio, but the joke fell flat. Her compared the said former wrestler turned actor to former athletes became actors "like Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody..."

- Some say, the remaining Series 22 episodes of Top Gear, which were shelved after the Jeremy Clarkson scandal, have already been filmed whatever segments were necessary.

TTFN!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gran Turismo 6: Nissan's GT-R LM NISMO

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If you made it on the final round of the annual Nissan GT Academy, you have been given the chance to try out the GT-R LM NISMO, which brings Nissan back to the world of LMP1 prototypes at Le Mans after their 16-year hiatus.

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Just what is the GT-R LM NISMO? Back in 2014, Nissan announced that they will compete at the LMP1 hybrid class at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans with a car wearing a GT-R badge, marking the return after a 16-year hiatus since the R391 of 1999.

This car was unveiled minutes after the airing of Nissan's Big Game ad during the Super Bowl match between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots (you may remember that, right?) and if that wasn't enough, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO is the world's first front-engine/front-wheel drive LMP1 prototype.

Why is the GT-R LM NISMO FF? Over the years, all good racing cars should be either rear-wheel drive or have its engine in the middle or both but when Nissan decided that their new LMP1 car is front-engined, front-wheel drive, the motoring world shocked like a powerful quake of some sorts.

Ben Bowlby, the LMP1 Team Principal/Technical Director behind it, says that its unquestionable powertrain benefits traction and packaging. The long bonnet that accommodates its twin-turbo 3.0L V6 engine generates much greater downforce as possible, making it more efficient in the corners and in the straights

Believe it or not, the idea of a front-wheel drive racing machine carried their lessons learned from a prize-winning Nissan Primera Touring Car used in the British Touring Car Championships and with this uncanny powertrain, this car focuses on fuel-efficiency, mobility, and stability, rather than power itself.

This car will be driven by top drivers Michael Krumm and Tsugio Matsuda as well as GT Academy graduated Lucas Ordonez and Jann Mardenborough, former F1 drivers Marc Gene and Max Chilton, and sports cars drivers Alex Buncombe, Harry Tincknell, and Olivier Pla. They will run two cars starting from the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championships and entering this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the sole purpose of winning the race. Best of luck.

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With heavy hearts and wide eyes, mastering the GT-R LM NISMO requires precise driving skills but it feels more accessible if you get it right. This FF racer served as your final test for this year's GT Academy and for those residing in nations hosting the GT Academy will be able to advance to the national finals by placing in the top ranks of this time trial. If you're not in the mood for that, you can drive at least 1 full timed lap to take home the GT-R LM NISMO for use in-game.

You have until the deadline set in-game to complete all four rounds of the annual Nissan GT Academy so if you haven't been into it, hurry because the latter half gives you access to two unheard cars, the Zytek Z11SN Greaves Motorsport and the GT-R LM NISMO, for a limited time.

Gran Turismo 6: Peugeot Vision GT

In the distant past, Peugeot has been well known for creating sturdy cars like the 504 Break, sporty cars like the 205 GTi, and now, terrible cars like the 307 and the 407. Peugeot is all about changing their minds through the years and because of their unquestionable automobile history, the French carmaker decided to create an unquestionable concept car capable of unleashing its unquestionable potential.

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This is the Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo, the latest entry of Gran Turismo 6's Vision Gran Turismo lineup of concept cars that are suitable in the world of Gran Turismo. It incorporates Peugeot's motorsport history into one unique package and it delivers unquestionable aerodynamics that generate powerful downforces directly through the body panels, reaching to a mere 1.04 meters.

This car has an uncanny performance because the 3.2L V6 turbo engine delivers 875PS of power and the same amount for weight, meaning it can deliver an unparalleled 1kg/ps weight-to-power ratio and a 0-100kph time of less than two seconds. Less than two seconds in a concept car made by the French!

Peugeot claims that this car has an ultra-direct steering but sadly, its handling is very sensitive so when you turn hard at high speeds, it tends to understeer without warning so you have to be very careful while trying to handle this car with precision. If you set it up right, it becomes much easier.

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I managed to try this one in a Special Event held at the Tokyo R246 track and what am I doing is aiming for the Gold Target Time, knowing how good this car is. While plagued by the diabolical understeer at high speeds, the straight line speeds are unquestionable and having managed to survive the Peugeot VGT's unquestionable mobility and stability, I managed to clear the Gold Target Time and I did it in 1:29.559. Not the fastest I ever done, but this is proof that how good this Peugeot concept car is.

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The Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo is one of the fastest-accelerating cars in Gran Turismo 6 but it requires precise driving skills to get this thing round corners due to its understeering issues. This car is one of the many proofs why Peugeot remains one of the most unquestionable carmakers in history because of its unquestionable history of making tough cars, sporty cars, and terrible cars.

Expect more cars coming at the Vision Gran Turismo range very soon!
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