Saturday, May 30, 2015


On the May 29, 2015 episode of Bubble Gang...

- A boy's viral video that makes his family gone weary!

- Talik sa kotse gags

- More advice from Tata Lino.

- Men are plotting a getaway from the mental correction but how?

- Brace yourselves. Kumander Lazaro is here.

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, Dumating sa Tambayan si Roldan, Dala ay Maliit na Lalagyan, Ang Kwento dito natin...SIMULAN?!

- An interview with an actor unaffected from rehabs.

- More lait from Lala Ytera!

- An encounter with an ermitanyo...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Chevrolet Trax (US Spec) vs. Ford Edge (2nd Gen)

2015 Chevrolet Trax

Everyone knows that this is the Chevrolet Trax, a compact crossover that's been around for two years ago when it went on sale in South Korea and then selected parts of the world. So, the main question was, why am I now talking about the Trax again? Well, there's one main reason for it because following Chevrolet's decision to withdraw the European market for good, the folks from GM wanted to sell the Trax to another nation with some added exposure and that nation is the USA. Why USA? Because of the abundance of crossovers in the Land of the Free, Chevrolet decided to do what they haven't done in the first place but don't we have the Buick Encore for that matter?

The thing is though the Trax is now available in the US at a very reasonable 20,120 US Dollars, which is five grand more than its Buick Encore cousin and that makes it great value for money but is it any good?

2015 Chevrolet Trax interior

For starters, the Trax is available only with a 1.4L ECOTEC turbo engine which produces 138HP of power and 148lb-ft of torque, which is fine for a big city car full stop, and if you opt in for a 4WD variant, the Trax is normally in front wheel drive but half of the power goes to the back for dire emergencies. It's fine to drive if you faced some "slippery when wet" situations but for adventures, it's not quite making the grade for itself because this is just another tall hatchback made for the city and not for the outdoorsy type of people who want to go wild at the wilderness.

On the inside, it looks vague, but because this is a can-do-all machine for the young urban professionals who spend most of the time doing stuff with their smart gadgets, there's so much stuff to do. It has more storage compartments than its Japanese rivals such as the Nissan Juke, the Subaru XV, and the Mitsubishi ASX, and if you go for top-spec models, you can have a sat-nav with SIRI- EYES FREE and if you have a very terrible data plan from your carrier, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, so people with gadgets can find some thrills by scrolling through status updates from Facebook and Twitter. Yes, this is as thrilling as your grandma flickering through random channels until it hit the stressful part like a rollercoaster ride.

It also has good boot space and a variety of seating configurations that can suit through any situation people can see fit. It even comes with a fold-flat front passenger seat which allows you to store longer stuff than any crossover like logs or chaise longue or a body bag with something in it.

2015 Chevrolet Trax

The Trax is a handy capable car for the city dwellers but if you're looking for some thrills, perhaps you've come to the wrong place because I know that the 1.4L turbo engine sounds so nippy and peppy but it doesn't have the oomph to get you through all sorts.

2015 Ford Edge
If you're looking for oomph in the metropolis should try out the Ford Edge but this is the all-new model. It's been regenerated and it's now ready to take on the world that its predecessor couldn't done.

Under the bonnet, you can get either a 2.0L EcoBoost engine, a 3.5L V6 engine, or for the Sport version, a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine developing 315HP of power and 350lb-ft of torque. Whichever engine you choose, you can opt in either a front-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive.

In the past, the Ford Edge has been a rubbish car to drive and it feels as dated as a Zune mp3 player that no longer exists. For the new model, the Edge has been slightly improved from the ground up. It comes with a new suspension system that not only handles like a sportscar but its comfortable enough to cushion impacts like in the case of small potholes or bumps.

Technology-wise, the new Edge comes with a plethora of features that will keep the driver interested for more such as an 180-degree camera at the front, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park out assist that helps the driver steer out of a tight space, and side parking sensors that can warn the driver of incoming objects at all sides.

2015 Ford Edge interior

There are some issues on the new model such as the image that feels like it came from its previous model, the electric power steering that is somewhat an oddball for the driver and might understeer in some circumstances, the sat-nav is still the hopeless Microsoft-derived SYNC with MyFord Touch, and the pricing that starts at around 28,100 Dollars, which is a lot more than the Trax.

2015 Ford Edge
Let's not forget that despite the odds, both the Edge and the Trax are crossovers built for city dwellers. They're both American, they're both five-seaters, they're both offered with an available four-wheel drive, and they're capable in almost any situations it see fit. The Trax is all about pound-for-pound value for money while the Edge is all about the oomph drivers deserve but deciding on both of these crossovers is a nervous choice because only fate can decide which one will you deserve and in the end, the jury's out for you to accept.

Let's Do The News! (May 29, 2015)

- Members of the football's governing body, FIFA, are set to vote for their new president at their congress in Zurich, in the midst of the recent arrests of officials for their corruption charges.

- The last of the government strongholds in western Idlib province, Syria, has been taken over by Islamic rebels that include al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front said that they will not accept a Bangsamoro Basic Law that is watered down and weaker than R.A. No. 9054. Earlier, MNLF chairman Nur Misuari and his men have denied the BBL, claiming that the peace measure abrogates the 1996 Final Peace Agreement that paved that way for the signing into law of the Organic Act of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

- A volcano located in the Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has been erupted shortly before 1000 hours Japan time. The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the eruption-alert level to 5 on a scale of 1 to 5.

- There's going to be a new comedy-drama series coming soon on GMA. It stars actress Aiza Seguerra and child star Ryzza Mae Dizon and it will soon replace the Ryzza Mae Show, which production company TAPE is wrapping up the hit late-morning variety talk show.

- In case you missed it, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are taking on the NBA Finals! Game one starts at June 4 at 2100 hours Eastern Time.

- Chevrolet teased the upcoming, second-generation Cruze midsize saloon with its first interior shot. It will be revealed on the 24th of June, 2015.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 28, 2015)

- Following the arrest of FIFA officials in Switzerland over corruption charges, sponsors warn about reviewing ties over their arrest and the football's governing body is due to open its annual congress.

- Malaysian authorities are investigating 12 policemen suspected of involvement in human-trafficking camps found in the northern part of the nation. Four of them had been arrested since early last year during various police investigations.

- The US and the Philippines are going to seek a peaceful solution regarding tensions in the Spratly Islands at the South China Sea. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter met up with his Filipino counterpart Voltaire Gazmin in Hawaii and they agreed to demand an immediate halt to reclamation of reefs around the said island.

- As of now, senators are divided on the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Yesterday, 12 senators supported the view of the Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee chaired by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago that the proposed BBL is unconstitutional.

- The metrowide earthquake drill, set by the Metro Manila Development Authority, will occur at the end of July, 2015.

- Lamborghini finally greenlits production of their SUV derived from the Urus Concept on the next three years.

- See how the Koenigsegg One:1 megacar attacks Suzuka Circuit.

- The mother of teen actress Kathryn Bernardo got enraged over her daughter's bashers who edited photos to come up with fake nude photos of the Kapamilya star. Meanwhile, words of encouragements and support from fans of Kathryn are flooding through social media regarding the said issue.

- Check out this latest trailer for the upcoming Mad Max video game highlighting the game's original story.


FH2 Storm Island: The Gauntlet

To race further events in Forza Horizon 2's Storm Island, you must first clear a much difficult challenge called the GAUNTLET. In Gauntlet races, you'll be racing on point-to-point races at nighttime with some hurricanes blowing you away. These events are challenging but you must place first in the car provided in the event and not only you'll advance to the next tier of events in Storm Island, you can sometimes keep the car with no charge.


In the first Gauntlet race, you'll be driving a Robby Gordon Stadium Super Truck and like I said, you must place first in the car provided in the event to proceed to the next tier. The Stadium Super Truck is the perfect offroad machine suitable enough to adapt through Storm Island's rough terrain but if you're looking for speed, it might disappoint you as its 3-speed gearbox will only lead you to top speeds of over 110mph unless major improvements have been done to the player. Despite the sluggish performance, its offroad capability will surely destroy every opponent in Storm Island if you have the guts to master it.

Now, it's time to find out how good the Super Truck is as I'm taking on my first Gauntlet race.

I survived my first Gauntlet race. I finally advanced to the next tier and I got to keep this Stadium Super Truck at no charge! Woo-hoo! With my next tier ready for action, the journey to the the Island Finale continues.

μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II

μ's Best Album Best Live! Collection II

With just a few days left before the most eagerly awaited School Idol Movie hits Japanese theaters and soon globally, the 5th anniversary celebration of Love Live! School Idol Project is coming at full swing but for those who are still new to the Loveliver craze have no reason to worry about because while the first best album covers more on their pre-anime songs, the second best album from the Love Live series covers mostly the songs during or post-anime as well as from games like the School Idol Festival app game and last year's School Idol Paradise PSVita game.

It's a three disc compilation (which costs 3996 JPY) and this is more than enough for newcomers and veterans alike to experience the fun that our ever-favorite μ's has to offer,

Those who pre-ordered a limited edition may receive a special box which includes not just the 3-disc compilation but also a special towel, a special earphone jack accessory, and an alpaca pass case.


Disc One:

01 僕らは今のなかで
03 きっと青春が聞こえる
04 輝夜の城で踊りたい
05 ススメ→トゥモロウ
07 これからのSomeday
08 Wonder zone
09 No brand girls
11 微熱からMystery
12 キミのくせに!
13 Cutie Panther
14 夏、終わらないで。
15 Pure girls project

Disc Two:

01 Music S.T.A.R.T!!
03 タカラモノズ
04 Paradise Live
05 それは僕たちの奇跡
06 だってだって噫無情
07 どんなときもずっと
09 ユメノトビラ
11 Love wing bell
12 Dancing stars on me!
13 KiRa-KiRa Sensation!
14 Happy maker!
15 Shangri-La Shower
16 るてしキスキしてる

Disc Three:

01 永遠フレンズ
02 小夜啼鳥恋詩
03 秋のあなたの空遠く
04 ふたりハピネス
05 冬がくれた予感
06 Trouble Busters
07 僕らは今のなかで (LittleMore-Rock Mix)
08 No brand girls (GRP-Explosion Mix)
09 START:DASH!! (Bitter-Sweet Mix)
10 Wonderful Rush (Hevey-Rush Mix)
11 Music S.T.A.R.T!! (SKA-Feel Mix)
12 Pure girls project (Super-Mondo Mix)
13 Cutie Panther (Metal-Panther Mix)
14 微熱からMystery (TeKe-TeKe ELEKI Mix)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 27, 2015)

- Six football officials from FIFA have been arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, for corruption charges. Suspects include the FIFA vice-president have been detained pending extraction to the US and it involves alleged bribes worth about $100 million over two decades.

- According to reports, Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip committed serious human rights abuses including abductions, torture, and extra-judicial killings of Palestinian civilians in last year. Most of them were accused of collaborating with Israel.

- The People's Republic of China are going to construct lighthouses on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and these lighthouses will be 50 meters tall, and visible for 40 kilometers, according to reports.

- Over 1,100 people died in the Indian heat wave as the nation is facing their hottest season this year with temperatures rose to 46.4 degrees Celsius in the capital New Delhi.

- The Land Transportation Office has suspended the controversial "no plate, no travel" policy after a series of hearings conducted at the Senate.

- A few moments ago, there was a photo of a baby tied in a dog leash went viral and sparked massive fury from the netizens. Facebook user, Ayra Dela Cruz, was the one who snapped a pic of her baby being tied in a neck like a dog while eating in a plastic crate and said it was intentionally a joke but this is no laughing matter because to them, it's child abuse.

- Japanese company, Epson, plans to create the largest factory in the Philippines instead of China and they will create over 7,500 jobs.

- Filipinos can now enjoy binge-watching shows or movies with the new iflix, which lets users watch movies and TV shows at any time and it can stream up to five devices. For first-time users, there is a free 30-day trial where they can enjoy binge-watching at no charge!

- Honda is preparing a specially-prepped CR-Z at next month's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and this one's armed with Electric SH-AWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer. Yes, there's an electric CR-Z ready for Pikes Peak next month!


Jaguar XE

In the dawn of the new millennium, Jaguar wanted to create a saloon to rival against the C-Class, the A4, and the 3-Series, with the X-Type, but sadly the X-Type never made the cut because of its Ford-derived chassis, front-wheel drive, and its lackluster character, making it the reason why they would never compete in a class like this but now, Jaguar decided to have another go in this segment with their latest vehicle, the XE.

2016 Jaguar XE

Here it is and by the looks of it, it looks more stylish and tasteful as its big brothers, the XF and the XJ, but you might imagine that the XE is going to have the similar recipe for disaster as the X-Type but no. That's because the new XE comes with a lightweight aluminum monocoque that makes it lighter and more stiffer than any other saloons from Germany. It is the first to use JLR's brand new platform which we are looking forward to their future lineup of cars, all in the name of cost-effective measures. Combine with a new platform, space-age aluminum bodywork, and its rear-wheel drive and what you get is a saloon that likes to lay a finger against Germany's finest.

The XE is the most important car in the Jaguar range because it is the first to introduce the new "Ingenium" engine range suitable for the XE to deliver a healthy balance of performance and efficiency. There's a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine with two different configurations; the first that can achieve 75MPG on the combined cycle and the latter is the more powerful one with 180PS of power. Apart from the Ingenium range, you can get a 2.0L turbo petrol engine or the more powerful 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine derived from the F-Type.

2016 Jaguar XE

The 3.0L V6 supercharged engine, available on the S variant produces 340PS of power and 450Nm of torque. 0-60mph takes about 4.9 seconds and top speed electronically limited to 155mph. This version is mated with an improved 8-speed automatic gearbox which sounds like a much but if you want to have a more enjoyable drive should go for the lesser models, basically the one with the Ingenium engines in it because of its newly-developed 6-speed manual gearbox which shifts greatly and accurately without the drama.

Now, let's talk about handling and this is where the XE starts to come unraveled because for the first time in the Jaguar, an electric power steering is implemented and when you engage to its sportiest setting, you'll be having a hard time giving this car a good thrashing but when you get things right, the XE feels more accessible and planted to the road like sliding through jellied eels. Think about this, when you try to draw a string on your bow, you are trying to break the silence and things get a little more surprising as you come across the right path.

2016 Jaguar XE interior

The XE really gets on the right path unlike the X-Type from the last decade and while this is still essentially a good car to drive, despite the implementation of its electric power steering, which became a thrill-killing curse to all cars of today, and it feels more civilized on the road. On the inside, it has everything what a good saloon car should do when he's done with his office affairs and it's nicer to live with.

2016 Jaguar XE

The new XE starts at around 29,775 Pounds and that costs a lot than its German competitors but if there's one thing to like about the XE that is on par against its German rivals, it's not about the style and the performance. It's about the importance of being an all-important Jag on the lineup and by proving that this is the future for Jaguar, it's been sealed and we can expect great things to come from the XE and the rest of the Jaguar lineup.

Available colors: Ebony Black Solid, Polaris White Solid, Ammonite Grey Metallic, Bluefire Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Italian Racing Red Metallic, Odyssey Red Metallic, Osmium Blue Metallic, Quartzite Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Ultimate Black Metallic, Black Cherry Premium, Celestial Black Premium, Ingot Premium, Storm Grey Metallic, and Tempest Grey Premium.

Photo: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 26, 2015)

- 13 people are reportedly killed by a tornado that swept through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in the border town just across the border from Del Rio, Texas, where it has suffered massive floods that killed three people and left 12 missing.

- Russia commenced their large-scale military exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,00 service personnel, which served as a "massive surprise inspection" to check combat readiness. The drills began on the same day as NATO and some of its affiliates started Arctic military drills.

- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should be held liable for admitting his links to the vigilante group responsible for the executions of suspected criminals in the city known as the Davao Death Squad, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. The vigilante group, according to human rights watchdogs, were responsible for killing of over a thousand people, mostly criminals.

- The Chinese government lambasted the US over their reconnaissance activities near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

- Over 200 Japanese manufacturing companies in China will be relocated in the Philippines within the next five years because of the country's economic competitiveness. There are over 1650 Japanese companies located in the Philippines and some say, they have received inquiries from Japanese firms, which can increase by 200 up to 300 easily.

- The new Skoda Superb Combi has been unveiled and it features the same features as the saloon equivalent, only this time with added boot space.

2016 Skoda Superb Combi

- To celebrate the launch of Fujitsu's brand new ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone with the world's first iris authentication technology, they need help from the girls of THE iDOLM@STER to help promote their newest smartphone to the Japanese public! Takane Shijou, Rin Shibuya from Cinderella Girls, and Tsubasa Ibuki from Million Live are here to promote the latest smartphone from Fujitsu with a campaign starting from the 28 of May (the phone's on-sale date) to the 31st of July, 2015.

- The 13th DLC Catalog of THE iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL is now available and on this DLC catalog; Cinderella Girls' Uzuki Shimamura, Rin Shibuya, and Mio Honda are making special appearances and will be performing the theme song from the CG anime titled Star!! Also, four new songs are added such as "shiny smile", "愛 LIKE ハンバーガー", "SMOKY THRILL", and "Honey Heartbeat".

- On the Loveliver's side, Japanese internet domain registration site "" join forces with the upcoming Love Live! The School Idol Movie where those who register for internet domains or servers will receive limited-time items courtesy of, theirs truly, μ's themselves!

- Eli Ayase from Love Live gets her own figma courtesy of Good Smile Company! She's priced at 5,370 Yen plus tax when she arrives this November. Get your checkbooks ready, Lovelivers. Your Elichika awaits you. Harasho!

figma Eli Ayase


FIA Formula E - Berlin

In the course of the Berlin ePrix of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship began, there has been a gathering of electric vehicles roaming around the city stage for the world record and with 577 electric vehicles gathered round on Berlin, they've succeeded in smashing the previous world record set in Silicon Valley, USA in September 2014.

Onto the Berlin ePrix of the Formula E, Dragon Racing's Jerome d'Ambrosio is named the winner while e.dams-Renault's Sebastien Buemi placed 2nd and Dragon Racing's Loic Duval placed 3rd. Karun Chandhok of Mahindra has been given a 28 second time penalty for exceeding maximum power usage while Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi was excluded on this race for non-standardised components.

On the driver's standings, NEXTEV TCR's Nelson Piquet remains 1st in 103 points while Sebastien Buemi's two points behind and di Grassi's in 3rd place with 93 points.


The next race is at Moscow, Russia, on the 6th of June.

F1 2015 - Monaco GP

Image: Getty Images

Mercedes-AMG's Nico Rosberg has scored his third win for this F1 2015 season in the Monaco Grand Prix having managed to outgun his teammate Lewis Hamilton, because of communication error, and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton placed 3rd while Vettel placed 2nd.

Meanwhile, Max Verstappen from Toro Rosso has been given a five-place grid penalty on the next race for crashing with Romain Grosjean on the 64th lap.

So far on the driver's standings; Hamilton and Rosberg now had a 10-point gap between them while Vettel remains 3rd for 98 points.

The next race is at Canada on the 7th of June, 2015.

Monday, May 25, 2015

#GoinBulilit - May 24, 2015

On the May 24, 2015 episode of Goin Bulilit...

- GB Music video of SHINE PILIPINAS

- Home Depot gags.

- In "MGA KWENG KWENG MOMENTS", Kweng Kweng thought there's some ice cream in here!

- Pictorial

- Leftovers from their South Korean adventures!

- "Heart in Seoul"

- In "MGA KWENG KWENG MOMENTS", Kweng Kweng failed to realize that there's no cookies!

- In "MGA KWENG KWENG MOMENTS", Kweng Kweng got fooled by the juice pack!

- Colorful Date at the Garden of Morning Calm.

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

- Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said that they are going to take back the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State militants in days but he states that more support from the international coalition was needed. Iraqi forces are suffering major damage from the IS over the past year.

- According to the No 10, citizens from other European countries residing in the United Kingdom are not eligible  to vote in the referendum on Europe. Those eligible will be the same as those who can vote in a general election, rather than local or European Parliament elections.

- Andrzej Duda won the Polish elections by about 53%, trumping against the current president Bronislaw Komorowski following the release of exit polls. Although he now has limited powers, Komorowski still is head of the armed forces and can veto new laws.

- Hundreds of Rohingya bodies near camps suspected of belonging to human smugglers have been found by Malaysian authorities and they believed that the Rohingya Muslims are trying to escape from Burma.

- The Metro Manila Development Authority is going to commence a metrowide earthquake drill on 72 barangays straddling the West Valley Fault to discuss steps to be taken on how to survive a more powerful earthquake when it hits the capital.

- Gay marriage is now legal in Ireland after the world's first national vote on this common issue.

- Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden became the winner of the annual Eurovision singing competition while 1st runner-up, Polina Gagarina, was booed by the crowd over her nation's strong opposition against Ukraine as well as its anti-gay laws.

- Actress Angelica Panganiban, who is going to play as villain Claudia Buenavista on the 2015 remake of Pangako Sa'yo, is going to get her "lifetime achievement" award.

- On this week's Jay Leno's Garage, Jay Leno drives a modified 1964 Honda S600.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

FH2 Storm Island: Lancer Pizza

evo (2)

This is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI and this is much more of an ultimate version of the Lancer we called it "Lancer Pizza" because of its pizza-shaped taillamps. If my memory serves me correctly, most of the youth who were in their senior years or in college were driving one of these apart from its "Lancer itlog" predecessor. Sadly, we don't have a Lancer itlog here but this "Lancer pizza" really reminds us of our younger selves, younger selves that we used it for transportation or for fun while causing much of a trouble. Apart from driving it, we used it to hide from grownups chasing us, making out with our girlfriends, listening to some radio music while stuck in traffic, whatever we're facing with. This Lancer Pizza has lots of youthful memories.

But this is the Evo, or to be more precise, the Evo VI, the one were the Lancer pizza has been pushed to its greater heights as well as its racing pedigree thanks to its involvement in the World Rally Championship with Tommi Makinen behind the wheel.


Continuing on my Storm Island journey, the next championship I'm taking on involves 90s rally machines and this one really makes the cuts and I signed up for one. Before that, some improvements have been made on my Lancer Pizza Evo VI to make it capable of surviving Storm Island's extreme terrains. As for looks, I made it look like it was taking on amateur rallycross. Yes. It wants to show its racing pedigree like most Evos do in their lifespan.

And now, the big moment...

Four races down! Looks like the highly memorable Lancer pizza, even in its hypo-Evo form, really survived Storm Island. With four championships cleared, my journey towards the finale in Storm Island continues but before taking on the next tier, I need to complete...The Gauntlet. What is the gauntlet? Stay tuned...
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