Saturday, April 25, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 25, 2015)

- Japanese authorities arrested a man suspected of landing a drone on the rooftop of the Office of the Prime Minister in Tokyo. The unidentified 40-year-old male turned himself to the authorities in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture at around 2000 hours Japan time last night. He told the cops that he landed the drone as an anti-nuclear act and he put sand from Fukushima in the container.

- The military chief of North Korea threatened a nuclear attack in response to joint military exercises conducted by South Korean and American troops. It is feared that they might carry out further provocation by firing a ballistic missile on the day of the army's founding anniversary.

- Australia and New Zealand are remembering their troops during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War One. Events throughout Saturday mark the centenary of Anzacs at Gallipoli on Anzac Day.

- Sabeen Mehmud, a Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the city of Karachi, moments after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in Balochistan.

- Little did you know that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is preparing himself for the big fight in May, bought 100 cars in a dealership in Las Vegas.

- The next installment in The Fast & The Furious movie series will be showing in April 2017. This was announced by actor Vin Diesel himself.

- Lovelivers in the world, rejoice! Love Live! The School Idol Movie, which will be showing in Japanese cinemas this June 13, will have its global theatrical release! Select US cities, Hong Kong, South Korea, Oceania, select ASEAN countries, and Taiwan will be joining the fun with the μ's big screen debut!


Bubble Gang goes to Caramoan

For their 2015 Summer Special, Bubble Gang goes to the beautiful island of Caramoan and no. They're not here to go wet and wild, they're here to cause some more mischief and fun under the sun. For their first half of their annual summer special, let's see what are they up to...

- IKAW AT ANG INA takes on...taking selfies in the beach!

- Beach gags!

- He's caught "red-handed"!

- Where am I? What am I doing here?!

- Istambay, Istambay sa Pasyalan, Ang Bida, Guillermo ang Pangalan, Pari Yata S'ya ng Kalungkutan, Ayaw sumama Kahit...KUWENTUHAN!

- A sandy proposal for a very special someone...

- Antonietta ruins a reality show!

- Availing some summer promos, eh? No thanks...

- IyoTube in Uptown Funk

- Phone calls from the heat stroke victim's untrusted people are not helping you.

- Tips to find wi-fi on your beach vacation.

- Tata Lino offers advice to the beach goers.

...and that's it for Part 1! Join them next week on Part 2 for more trouble in Caramoan!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 24, 2015)

- A few days ago, a Hong Kong government official named Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee made racist remarks against "Filipino domestic workers" working in HK, causing outrage from the Filipino community and lawmakers in the Philippines take a stab on the HK politician over her racist remarks. Now, the lawmaker apologised to those who were offended by her article but she insisted the comments were not sexist nor racist.

- Memorial services are underway in the European nation of Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of "mass killings" by Ottoman Turks. In 1915, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, whose empire was dissolving. Most of the victims were deported to barren desert region  where they died of starvation and thirst while some were killed in massacres. Over 1.5 million people were killed according to Armenian officials while Turkey says the number of deaths was smaller than what Armenians claimed. Turkey strongly opposes the genocide term to describe the killings and the dispute created tensions between Turkey and Armenia.

- The Battle of Gallipoli, one of the most gruesome events during World War One, were remembered as events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of one of WWI's bloodiest campaigns ever told. Prince Charles and Prince Harry will be one of the attendees of the memorial services at the site of the battle at Cape Helles.

- Onto the drone investigation in Tokyo, police officials say that the drone they found on the roof of the Prime Minister's Office may have been controlled by someone up to 1.2km away. They suspect someone was intentionally flying the drone over the building, as it was carrying a bottle filled with cesium.

- Meanwhile, another drone was found into the compound of a British Embassy in Tokyo, only this time it was flown by one of Tokyo's TV networks, namely TOKYO MX. The Tv station flew the drone on Wednesday evening from its HQ to shoot footage for a program, and then it went missing after flying toward the embassy. No one was injured.

- The Japanese government will invite Philippine president Benigno Aquino III this June.

- As the countdown to the ultimate battle approaches, tickets for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will be released anytime now. Meanwhile, boxer Shane Mosley, the one who fought the two boxing superstars in the past, believes that this fight will end in a knockout.

- Japanese school swimsuits are going to look as boring as hell thanks to some Japanese swimsuit designer creating a new look for those traditional school swimsuits. Although a two-piece swimwear, these new swimwear can be taken off easily and long enough to ensure no skin is exposed even when sitting by the pool.

- More details about the 2016 Acura NSX hybrid engine-wielding supercar have been confirmed by the officials. It will be the first to use a multimaterial space frame consists of high-strength steel and aluminum, ablation technology where the ultra-rigid castings to be used within the crush zones, and the engine that powers it will be a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine mounted in the middle and connected with electric motors.


James May resigns from Top Gear

James May

On his interview with The Guardian, it seems that James May has officially resigned from his duties as presenter of BBC's hit motoring TV show, Top Gear, moments after the termination of Jeremy Clarkson due to some "fracas" with one of the show's producers.

He states that having a replacement for Clarkson is not going to work and it would be lame for that to happen. Despite his resignation, he wanted to continue working for the BBC, although no further information has been given.

He also said that the BBC didn't technically sacked Clarkson, he didn't renewed his contract for a moment and the BBC are more than welcome to have their doors open for Clarkson's return.

Moments after talks about May's resignation, TG executive producer Andy Wilman has officially exited the long-running show. It was confirmed by the BBC according to reports.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Meeting Bruce Lee's grave

Several days ago, me and my sister's family went to a cemetery, which is a few miles away from Downtown Seattle, and in that cemetery lies a grave from one of the most iconic martial artists in history, Bruce Lee.

It's not just the legend who rests his soul in the cemetery known as the Lake View Cemetery, but also his son named Brandon Lee as well.

Seattle's Lake View Cemetery is just over nine miles away from my home in South Graham Street and for first timers, the only way to find Bruce and Brandon Lee's grave is the colors red and black of their graves. Once you found it, congrats, you just found a potential tourist spot.

Bruce Lee's grave is colored red while his son's grave is colored black. Although I never know about his son, I knew little about the famed martial artist known for his timeless, buttkicking, moves.

I didn't realized he was buried in this Seattle-based cemetery but it seems that the city of Seattle pays a lot of tribute for Bruce Lee's contributions.

If you see his grave as well as his son, don't forget to pay respects from them and for a memorabilia, take a picture with yourself or your mates alongside them. Bruce and Brandon Lee's grave is a great place when you're traveling in Seattle.


Bruce and Brandon Lee's grave is at Seattle's Lake View Cemetery, located at:
1554 15th Ave E
Seattle WA 98112

Open from 9:00AM to dusk daily. In winter, it closes by 4:15PM. In Spring/Fall, it closes at 6:00PM. And in Summer, it closes to 8:00PM.

Let's Do The News! (April 23, 2015)

- Returning to the recent migrant tragedy, European leaders are holding an emergency summit on tackling against the rise of migrants risking their lives by crossing through the Mediterranean. Draft proposals include offering 5,000 places for resettlement for migrants "qualifying for protection" under their first project.

- According to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, authorities in France have foiled five terror attacks in recent months. The latest was a French-Algerian man who was arrested over a planned attack on churches in the Paris suburb of Villejuif, after he shot himself by accident and called an ambulance.

- Authorities in Tokyo began investigating a drone found on top of the office of Japan PM Shinzo Abe, saying nobody had been up there for the last month. They're busy checking CCTVs in the vicinity to find out when the drone landed and analyzing contents of a container mounted on the device, which contained cesium.

- The first-ever Original Savory restaurant in Manila caught fire on a late Thursday morning. It broke out at around 1102 hours Philippine time and it was put out at around 1358 hours Philippine Time according to the Fire Rescue PH Twitter account. That burned restaurant was the first ever branch when Original Savory opened as a small panciteria in Quiapo in 1950, later expanded, and made famous for their fried chicken recipe.

- A World War II bomb was found under Camp Crame, Quezon City. This 155mm bomb was dug by workers while installing water pipes in front of the Directorate for Police Community Relations office around 1330 hours Philippine Time. It could explode in case this bomb initiates with friction heat and other elements and as what Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sinda said, this vintage bomb has to be transported and detonated in the Crow Valley Range in Capas, Tarlac.

- What could this mystery Peugeot concept car be?

- Because he got nothing else to do ever since Top Gear went off the air following the fracas that cost Jeremy Clarkson's job and the show itself, Richard Hammond is working on a car-related short film just to keep his time running.

- Good Smile Company announced a brand new figure straight from The iDOLM@STER anime series and it's, yes, Makoto Kikuchi. Recreating her pose from the anime DVD/Blu-Ray covers just like the others, this is one heck of a collectible iM@S fans should have and it costs 8,400 Yen plus tax when it arrives this September. Your checkbooks will feel sorry for this, petrolheads.

Makoto Kikuchi

- The president and the co-founder of the video-sharing company FC2 were arrested on charges of obscenity as the company itself is under investigation. The FC2 video-sharing website is the 4th most accessed video-sharing website in Japan as of March and this site allegedly allowed users to shar and access obscene content.

- The Donkervoort D8 GTO track-day road car has unveiled its another special edition and this time, it's the Bare Naked Carbon Edition, and as the name implies, this special model has its entire car wrapped in carbon fiber, meaning it's several kilos lighter than the normal D8 GTO. It still comes with the same 2.5L TFSi Audi engine as the original.

Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition


Honda StepWGN - Fifth Generation (RP3/RP4)

2016 Honda StepWGN

2016 Honda StepWGN Spada

There is no further explanation why the StepWGN reached its fifth-generation but there is a main reason why they've regenerated Honda's family-oriented minivan suitable for the typical Asian family. Well, this is more than just a preparation for the StepWGN's 20th birthday next year since the first one came in 1996, the same year when the world introduced us games where we catch monsters or survive from a zombie-infested mansion, but the main points of the new model is the introduction of a very clever rear door and the first for a Honda vehicle; a VTEC Turbo engine. More for that later on but first, the design.

In the previous version, the StepWGN looked a bit too dawdy and awful like wearing your tighty-whities on your face for awful reasons and when you take it on the road, people beginning to think you came from a home where you didn't remove the weeds in your garden, your room gets hoarded like grandma's house, and your bathroom has some poop all over the floor. For the brand new version, the design is becoming more promising than ever thanks to Honda's "EXCITING H DESIGN!!!" language. From the normal StepWGN to the rather rakish StepWGN Spada, taking them out from a drive to the school or to work have never felt so civilized because with this new look, people think you're more of a harried hard-worker rather than a hoarder.

2016 Honda StepWGN interior

2016 Honda StepWGN Spada interior

Inside, the new StepWGN looks more decent than ever, although it still comes with the typical new Honda interior like you get in most modern Hondas built from 2013 and present like for example, the Honda Fit, but because this is much bigger than your average Fit, it's more than enough to fit seven or eight people inside with ample legroom even the most pickiest of the passengers like me have no problem when someone asked them to sit at the back for some reasons.

Being a family-oriented Honda minivan ever made, the new StepWGN also comes with some available features such as a tray where you can place your meals and some other stuff, a rolled sunshade that you can roll it up or down in case of harsh sunlight hits you on traffic, climate control, a rear entertainment system where you can watch some movies while stuck at traffic, and many many others.

Here's the kicker because for this new model, the StepWGN features a new type of rear door that no other minivan will ever have in their own life. It's called the "Wakuwaku door" and although it names like that furball I once watched on TV, this works in both ways; it can be lifted up for cargo purposes or by opening the half door to access the third row seating when one of the seats is folded. That's a very clever door mechanism and how come no other carmaker has ever done it? This is the Honda way and this "wakuwaku door" is a StepWGN exclusive feature, you won't find this anywhere else.

2016 Honda StepWGN Spada

2016 Honda StepWGN

Another new kicker for the new StepWGN is the first ever VTEC Turbo engine from Honda. Yes, finally, what we have here is a VTEC engine unlike any other VTEC engine known to speedo boys of many and it's a turbocharged version of every speedo boys' favorite engine. It's a 1.5L engine, designated as L15B, and it produces 150PS of power output and 203Nm. Fuel economy, depending on the variant, could be from 15 to 17km/L by JC08 Mode standards.

Yes, we do get the joy of driving the first ever turbocharged VTEC engine from Honda so might expect this engine can kick in like every VTEC should but sadly in this new model, especially with the CVT gearbox, it can't. This VTEC will never kick in because this is a minivan carrying a turbocharged VTEC engine and being minivans just ruin your manhood and inverts you to fatherhood because you are married, you got kids, you got work, and that's it. All work, no play. You won't find this turbocharged minivan to be very rewarding even in the corners because of that size. Even though it's now more relaxing and more comfortable than the normal version, it's still not quite a fun car for your night out. Yes, they can make better cars to carry your mates for a shopping trip but because of so much seriousness, you can't find the fun in this people carrier, not much.

And while taking caution in case of the world's most imperfect drivers, the new StepWGN comes ready with the available Honda Sensing suite of safety features such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The new StepWGN starts at 2,288,000 Japanese Yen and that sounds quite a lot when you compare it with the likes of the Nissan Serena, Toyota Noah, Voxy, and Esquire, and the Mazda Biante, but remember, it has everything that no other rivals had. It has a turbocharged engine, a clever rear door, and a much roomier interior.

With the Golden Week fast approaching, looks like this new model could be one of the most suitable vehicles you can buy if you're planning a Golden Week vacation but because of the pricing, it's going to be quite an issue for this one.

Available colors: Premium Spice Purple Pearl, Premium Sparkle Black Pearl, Milk Glass Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Super Platinum Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Cobalt Blue Pearl, and Premium Deep Rosso Pearl.

Photo: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 22, 2015)

- Onto the migrant tragedy, Greek Deputy Defence Minister Kostas Isichos said that the European Union must take more responsibility on dealing with the crisis occurred in the Mediterranean Sea, where a ship carrying migrants was submerged and feared that over a hundred are dead. So far, 114 people have been rescued from the submerged ship and the two people behind the boat were charged for human trafficking.

- Almost a hundred people have been rescued from the floodwaters as violent storms ravaging through the east coast of Australia. Three elder people were confirmed dead in Dungog, where homes have been wiped out by the floods. The weather agency warned of more heavy rainfall before conditions begin to ease.

- As the countdown for the ultimate battle is fast approaching, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is finally licensed to fight Manny Pacquiao in the May 2 fight.

- The coalition of Arab nations announced that the air strikes in Yemen against the Shia Muslims is officially over, saying its goal has been achieved. They will now commence a new phase that includes humanitarian aid to Yemeni citizens and maritime patrols to prevent arms imports.

- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologized to the public over pulling the hair of a waitress who called him a "schoolyard bully" on visits to her cafe. Key realized his behavior is inappropriate but insisted he was merely "horsing around", not acting maliciously.

- Get to know this year's top 10 best car interiors according to Ward's Auto World.

- During the premiere of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV at the Auto Shanghai 2015, the Italian sportscar maker officially announced that it will be limited to 600 units.

- The 12th DLC Catalog for the PS3-exclusive The iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL video game has been announced and it's set for its April 28 on sale at the PlayStation Store. First up, there's a special appearance of Cinderella Girls' Kaede Takagaki. Then, some new outfits such as Symphony No.765 (from the Shiny Festa PSP game) and the brand new Splendor Soiree. Lastly, the song called MUSIC♪.

- The latest Real Racing 3 update welcomes players to the most challenging racetrack to date; the Nurburgring. Be prepared for the biggest onslaught on this racing app game because it takes some skill to master the world's challenging racetrack known to many. Also, Renault's making an appearance to this app game with three new machines such as the Clio Cup, the DeZir Concept, and the Renault RS 01 race car.

- According to actress Scarlett Johansson, shooting for the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie will commence as early as next year.

- Love Live's Yoshino Nanjou relieves her work-induced stress by using "animal therapy" in this latest Japanese commercial from Halls.


Gran Turismo 6: VW GTi Supersport Vision GT

Last year, Volkswagen wowed the GT6 players with the VW GTi Roadster VGT, which is part of the game's Vision Gran Turismo lineup of unorthodox concept cars built exclusively for this game, and now, they've introduced us their second chapter to Volkswagen's Vision Gran Turismo entry. Meet the VW GTi Supersport Vision Gran Turismo.

City of Arts and Sciences - Night_8

Their latest entry to the Vision Gran Turismo range is what everything a hyper hatch should be, possessing uncanny mobility and speed that only this V-dub can take advantage of.

City of Arts and Sciences - Night_7

For a start, this car looks a lot like the latest version of the VW Golf GTi but with all that enhanced aerodynamics, it's becoming to be more of a racecar rather than a hot hatch and like the GTi Roadster VGT from last year, it comes with the same 3.0L twin-turbo VR6 TSi engine which develops 503HP of power and 665Nm while mated with a 7-speed DSG.

Amazingly, the Supersport weighs exactly the same as the GTi Roadster by about 1200kg and when you handle both of these cars, you can't really tell, except by my further understanding that the hardtop version is the better handling one rather than the open-top one even though they both have aggressive aerodynamics and the clever four-wheel drive system.

To find out just how good the GTi Supersport really is, I took on the challenge at the Nurburgring GP/D and I have to aim for the gold target time of  1:28.000.

Nürburgring GP_DNürburgring GP_D_1Nürburgring GP_D_2

Hot hatches are great on the racetrack but because of their front-wheel drive layout, they tend to do understeer and no matter how hard you turn the wheel, it doesn't feel like they're responsive enough for your actions. Not so in this GTi Supersport because even when you have the hammer down, it will still do as you ask it to do. With the four-wheel drive layout, light bodywork, and race-inspired aerodynamics, the GTi Supersport can handle like a top-class racecar at ease and even a race-shy rookie can handle this machine at ease.

Thanks to its amazing handling, I managed to beat the gold target time at one go and I did it in 1:27.902. Not the quickest lap I ever made but it's a definitive proof that the GTi Supersport might just be GT6's best handling car you can try.

City of Arts and Sciences - Night_6

Expect new additions to the Vision Gran Turismo range soon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 21, 2015)

- Onto the migrant tragedy, the Italian authorities have arrested the captain and a crew member of the submerged ship that killed hundreds of migrants off the Libyan coast. The two are among the 27 survivors of the submerged ship when they arrived in Sicily late Monday and they were held on suspicion of human trafficking.

- South Korean prime minister Lee Wan-koo has been offered to resign from his position after facing accusations of accepting bribes. He denies accepting 30 million won in illegal campaign funds two years ago. President Park Geun-hye didn't said if she will accept his resignation but has expressed sympathy for him.

- Senator Alan Cayetano threatens to block the proposed Land Transportation Office budget for 2016 if they didn't accept his call for a 30-day moratorium on the controversial "no plate, no travel" policy.

- The Metro Manila Development Authority apologized the public over their "sexist" advertisement which bans smoking on public place, only to find out they're promoting a dominant gender.

- A maglev train from the Central Japan Railway Company has set a new world record speed of 603kph at a 42.8km test track in Yamanashi Prefecture.

- Before leaving for Jakarta tomorrow evening, Japan PM Shinzo Abe has sent an offering to the infamous Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to mark the start of its spring festival. This shrine honors the fallen Japanese soldiers, including convicted war criminals after World War II. Last year, when Japan commemorates the end of World War II, Abe made a private cash offering to the shrine under his name as the leader of the governing Liberal Democratic Party.

- Car manufacturers warned numerous car owners to stop repairing cars at home because home repairs are "legally problematic" and they are seeking copyright restrictions that could prevent car owners from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.

- The kind folks from Good Smile Company have unveiled a Nendoroid of Maki Nishikino from Love Live! She'll be available this August for 3,241 Yen plus tax.

Nendoroid Maki Nishikino

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The YouTube app will be rendered useless on older-generation mobile gadgets built from 2012 and older, starting NOW; including older versions of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, blu-ray players, and many others. This is part of upgrading their Data API and if you have an older-generation mobile gadget using the YouTube app, sorry to say that it's no longer active and you may either use its web browser to continue using YouTube or buy a new gadget.

- Check out the latest production cars and concepts premiered at the recent Auto Shanghai 2015!

Land Rover Discovery Sport

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The brand-new Discovery Sport is more than just the replacement to the ailing Ford car-based Freelander because this crossover heralded the new Discovery sub-brand, aimed squarely for leisure-seeking and family-oriented adventurers. Since this whole trend of crossovers is spreading like forest fires in the west side, looks like Land Rover really are in tune with the times to create a commoner's vehicle with some Land Rover stuff in it like the ability to go off-road or something.

Although it's made to be an affordable offroader, the pricing starts at around 32,395 Euros, which is somewhat two grand more expensive than the most affordable Range Rover money can buy, the Range Rover Evoque, but keep that in mind that the Discovery Sport has something that its cheap brother don't; seven seats. Well, usually a 5+2 seating configuration for the DS but this is more family-oriented than the Evoque, you can count on it.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
While the car's design looks like it came from bits from every Range Rover model ever made, the only engine choice offered in the DS is not so Land Rover-ish, perhaps it's a Ford-derived 2.2L diesel engine producing 187HP of power and can be mated with either a 6-speed MT or a more heftier 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Although the engine feels so dated as people dressed as 80's people in the modern party, it's still goes very well because of its 44.8mpg fuel economy and 166g/km of CO2 emissions.

If you think this is the only engine offered for the DS, think again because you can expect new and fuel-efficient JLR's Ingenium engines first applied on the Jaguar XE saloon very soon. These new breed of engines will keep the DS more refreshed and rejuvenated.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior

On the road, the DS feels more as civilized as what every soccer mom's van should and since this is a family-oriented car, it's rather nice. It even comes with an available rear seat entertainment system so the kids seating at the second-row can watch so much cartoons while stuck on heavy traffic. Although quite a worrisome for the driver, this is much better than snooping on kids doing kinds of ridiculous stuff in the car. Stuff like "I Spy", tong-its, are we there yet, and whatever kids say the dumbest things. It's also the safest you can drive thanks to its new safety tech such as Pedestrian Airbag and Autonomous Emergency Braking System, which is rather kooky for this one.

Off the road, despite the lack of a low-range gearbox, it still has some Land Rover goodness in it even for a crossover of that size thanks to the very clever Terrain Response system which allows the driver to choose different settings that can adapt through every road surface, be it tarmac, gravel, snow, or anything. No matter how unforgiving the terrain you're facing with, the DS knows how to Play Rough. Get it? Play Rough! No wait that's too much of a fairy stuff to mention that word.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

To evaluate the new Discovery Sport, the things I like the most is its off-road capability, its modern design fit for a crossover of that size, and it's as family oriented like any other vehicle a soccer mom can drive everyday. What I don't like about this car is its price that is more expensive than the more-expensive Range Rover Evoque, the third-row seating's not so spacious, and the diesel engine's too old for a new car but I'm sure the upcoming Ingenium engines will resolve that matter.

Available colors: Fuji White, Indus Silver, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Loire Blue, Aintree Green, Kaikoura Stone, Firenze Red, Scotia Grey, Yulong White, Barolo Black, and Phoenix Orange.

Photo: Land Rover

F1 2015 - Bahrain GP

Image: Getty Images

The scorching hot weather in Sakhir, Bahrain, is no match for the heated Formula 1 battle where, once again, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins big this season while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen prevented Rosberg from gaining on Hamilton's rear, leaving Rosberg placed 3rd place. Before the race, McLaren's Jenson Button's F1 car did not start due to technical problems, probably an electrical fault.

In the driver's standings, Hamilton's in the lead by 93 points, with Rosberg 2nd place overall with 66 points, and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel 3rd overall at 65 points.

The next race is at Spain on the 10th of May, 2015.


Honda S660 gains app for fake engine noises

With the launch of the Honda S660 kei roadster, every car enthusiasts in Japan only have braced themselves for the rebirth of the legendary Honda Beat and this is one of the most affordable sports cars money can buy if you live in Japan because this car's Japan-only. Anyway, to further up the ante on the S660, Honda once made an app that fires away some "fake engine noises" onto the car's speakers.

Sound of Honda
The app is called Sound of Honda and it's applicable for the 6-speed manual variants of the new Honda S660. This app fires a synthesized versions of engine noises from famous Honda machines such as the legendary McLaren-Honda MP4/5 Formula One car, the NSX-R, and the EK9 Civic Type R. I know it sounds kooky but does a small kei roadster deserve some fake engine sounds on the interior?

So far, Honda hasn't point out a release schedule on the Sound of Honda app but they will plan to make it available soon.

The Geekdom's Guide to Interrogating your Husband

If you remember a certain episode of Orphan Black, Alison Hendrix once interrogated her husband Donnie about what he did during her sleep or else a glue gun torture on her husband. Yes, a glue gun burn can be very painful but only the most desperate housewives can pull the same trick as Alison's when it comes to dealing with their backstabbing husbands who are doing suspicious behaviors.

Today's husbands tend to do suspicious activities, even after hours. For example, you didn't know that your husband had a number two while claiming he was working overtime or he once went to a beerhouse with his mates. You were expected to have your husband come home as scheduled but when several hours passed and your husband didn't come home as scheduled, consider this a wake-up call for the soccer moms.

First, find something that will knock him unconscious. If you were arguing with your husband about what he did last night, wait till he turns his back, then smack him hard with a hard object to knock him unconscious. Alison used a golf club on her husband's head but if you don't have a golf club, any long object would do. Your broomstick, baseball bat, a frying pan, anything will do.

When your husband's already knocked out, find a safe place no one will see. Either the pantry, the laundry room, the bathroom, or the garage, be sure no one will notice that you had a knocked-out husband tied up for interrogation. Because your husband weighs more than you, best to drag him on his legs. For health-and-safety purposes, wear him a helmet so he won't feel the knock while dragging him on a safe place at home.

If you found a safe place, sit him in the chair and tie him tightly. When he wakes up, he'll be freaked out when he sees you what you're doing. Time to make him pay. Interrogate him about what sort of suspicious activities he done after hours. If you think he's lying, find something that is worth painful. Alison used a glue gun on her husband and if you did have a glue gun, make him tell the truth or else, let a drip of hot glue burn his chest in agony. If you didn't have a glue gun, there are alternatives; a drip of wax from a lit candle or a boiling water. Wives, take note.

BEWARE: If you didn't expect that you had a get-together or a children's party or a potluck at your home, make sure he didn't expect that you had guests! You can make sure he didn't expect that by cover him with an ear muff, blindfold, and something to muffle his mouth. Also, be on the lookout for unsuspecting intruders, even those with a nail gun aiming at a drug addict.

You can thank the Clone Club as well as your sestras for this approach when it comes to dealing with your backstabbing husband, unless he accidentally killed an evil genius who runs an evil corporation and then asks you to bury his corpse under your home.

The Geekdom's Guide to Interrogating your Husband.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 20, 2015)

- A Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan on Monday morning. It occurred at around 1043 hours Japan Time and its epicenter was located off Japan's Yonaguni Island, which is close to Taiwan. It registered an intensity of 4 on the scale of 7 at Yonaguni. There was a tsunami warning issued for the southwestern region of Okinawa but an hour later, the advisory has been lifted. So far, no reports of casualties has been given.

- There was a new footage shown by the Islamic State terrorists showing the brutal killings of about 30 Ethiopian Christians.

- The leader of Yemen's Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia of plotting to seize Yemen in the midst of the Saudi-led air strikes happening for over three weeks.  He states that Saudi plans to invade Yemen, its occupation, and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony.

- Following the reports on the sinking of a boat, carrying 700 migrants, in the Mediterranean sea, with only 28 survivors rescued, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi led calls for the European Union to take action on the sea migration, stating that the trafficking of migrants amounts to a new slave trade.

- On his Pakistani visit, Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to announce his 46 billion dollar investment by building a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, running from Gwadar to Xinjiang in the hopes for boosting Pakistan's economy and help end power shortages.

- McLaren unveils the less-powerful version of the 570S called the 540C. Part of the McLaren's Super Series range, this new model starts at 126,000 Pounds and the 3.8L V8 turbo engine that powers it develops 540PS of power output and the same number for torque, while mated with a 7-speed SSG.

2016 McLaren 540C
- Following Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk, Dreamworks announced a new TV series based on the How to Train Your Dragon films called Dragons: Race to the Edge. It will be a Netflix-original series and it will be streaming on Netflix very soon.

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