Total Pageviews

Friday, October 31, 2014

A luxury - till death

Its the week before All souls day,  known in most countries as Haloween, well, is it ok to
write about  what scares us? ghost? elementals? demons? personally, I dont quite believe
in ghost, what you CANNOT see wont scare you. neither do I dig the supernatural creatures
of the night like the segmenters(manananggal) and the aswang.

Im not scared of horror movies either, I've watched particularly every horror genre to
date. what we dont know and understand, will definitely  scare us. in the spanish
period, the friars used beings like the "manananggal", "aswang" the "kapre" to scare
town folks so that   they dont wonder around at night. later, these scare tactics are
used by parents to stop  their naughty children from hanging out at night, thus the
old people saying  "may mumu dyan!!"

what scares people  then? is it the dark? or being alone during the time of death?
each person has their own phobia.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Walk with Chan: Manila Chinese Cemetery by foot

Arch at the Manila Chinese Cemetery credits to

There is a Chinese Cemetery which  was founded in the mid-1850's by Lim Ong
and Tan Quien Sien for Chinese who were not permitted, at that time, to be buried
in the Catholic cemeteries.  its called 華僑義山 , or Manila Chinese Cemetery

The cemetery covers 54 hectares of land. On Saturday, Oct 25, friend and tour
guide  Lawrence Chan conducts another series of his successful but stressful free
guided tours called Walk with Chan.(a similar cemetery tour can be found here)

tours by foot : Walk with Chan, La Loma Catholic Cemetery

In the boundaries of Manila and Caloocan near R. Papa sits one of Manila's oldest
big cemeteries- the Campo Santo De La Loma.

Its almost a wk before Haloween, and This morning as we enter the world beyond
and gain a true cemetery experience. care of Walk with Chan, Get ready to be
wowed by the resting places of Manila's dead, from a few hundred yrs ago til
present.and uncover a unique side of Filipino and Chinese Culture.
Note:a similar Cemetery tour can be found here by clicking this

Thursday, October 23, 2014

90s gem: the Galant rayban

Style and substance. A good design is one of a sedans main selling points
the 90s era is the time where a few aggresively good looking cars started
their phil debut.

here are some that tops my list.
1.  99 civic siR 2. hyundai coupe 3. mit eclipse 4. 96 acord 5.galant 6g
6. galant vr 7.  altima 8.corona Exsior 9 cefiro a31  10. civic eg

A Stock galant looks aggressively intimidating and packs power and respect in
one package(during those days) , I remember after sitting as a passenger of my
friend Manuel Jamera in his white v6 galant  driving along white plains.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Walk with Chan: ESCOLTA- queen of Manila's Streets

Escolta- the oldest business district of Manila, a congested narrow thoroughfare
five blocks long parallels manila  between plaza Moraga and plaza goiti.
Real  Manila cant be found in Eastwood Libis, BGC , Ayala Center, or the big malls
that dot the metropolis, just as Manila, the capital, cannot be compressed along
Dewey Boulevard and its fancy hotels and restaurants.

Today, Lets talk about the Queen of Manila Streets, ESCOLTA.

Friday, October 17, 2014

outbreak Assault (Morato)

“ The Outbreak Manila Horde has left humanity’s existence in peril.  There are also people who tried to interfere and shape the battle to conform with their own agenda.  Humanity strikes back and gets armed with air soft rifles to give them a better chance at survival.  Be part of the fight for survival. “ -OUTBREAK ASSAULT

SEEN THE  outbreak video  ? enjoyed? yeah, me too. that is why I want to try it out myself.

The zombie event management group called Outbreak Manila has teamed up with, 
KultaCamo Systems and Team Redwing for a one of a kind zombie simulation experience 
called Outbreak Assault.
You plus 9 of your friends(or from one of the people registered) are put  on a tiny six floor 
abandoned creepy building siege of what once was the Center for Disease Control and 
Prevention Building (CDCP). Together with a military guide.  they will arm you with rifles and 
pistols on a mission to clear floor after floor of any flesh eaters.
for first timers, These are not the slow moaning and groaning type of zombies. they chase, and 
play with you.

first time Outbreak Manila organized a zombie shoot em up simulation similar to Valve's LEFT4DEAD franchise"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY car cleaning

Car care products like car body kits are essential products for cars, people should be
careful about their cars service and other requirements, it's important for a car's long life.

We all  want to own a car that looks aesthetically pleasing and clean
all the time. right? This is why we buy car wash products that will enhance and
preserve its appearance and prolong its life as well.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

pinoy honda city community

The SX8 City was Honda’s ‘economical car’ specially designed for the ASEAN market during the downturn of 1996/1997. debutted on Honda showrooms in Manila around 1996.  since the honda city became a hit to the working class professionals, many people started making it their first car. as owning honda accords were considered a luxury then, many of my friends in the buy and sell has the honda city
as their personal daily driven car, with fuel consumptions at an economical 15km/liter on average driving and 10km/liter spirited driving. 

I got the chance to own one before the turn of the century in 1999 from my first girl friend. during that time, no afermarket parts were available, and there were a few tuning shops I know of,  I met a few friends like FrB from Oliver Go from FusionR  and login to forums like {R-toyz of Bon). Ferman Lao of Speedworks Engineering owns and drives a City as a Rally car.

since I joined the (HCP) Honda Club of the Philippines back in 2002(during my days working at trendmicro), I became a forumer, reading reviews, articles and news about the first generation honda city that time the SX8 typeZ was out with vtec!
I became active with an HCP  subgroup (from the hcp forum board) for honda city SX8 owners, from there, I met a new friends , attended a few HCP GEBs , met even more friends with the same passion and hobby. -setting up and making our Honda City looked good. and drive much better. and after a few years got my membership as an officially member of HCP under Pres. Juno.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

its BbbbBlogapalooza2014!

Yesterday me, and my good blogger friends, Lawrence, John, Philip got together
and met at Philpost lobby, attended a PHOTOWALK tour along escolta, intramuros
afterwhich we all agreed to drive our trusty lil red offroad truck called
tonkaJR (FEROZA) w/ the (V8 sound)  to attend this yrs event for Bloggers,
by entrepreneur. -the BLOGAPALOOZA 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

tools for the next traffic jam

Think your daily commute is grueling? Let’s put it into proper perspective:
Highway 54, known today as EDSA(after the 1986 Revolution) got a big hell
of a bad  traffic just yesterday in Makati Magallanes , crawling to a almost
3 hours drive from BGC to Rockwell, and 1.5 hour from Makati to Rockwell,
EDSA having the absolute worst traffic in the nation, the Philippines didnt rank
among the world’s most traffic-clogged cities. Motorists in the City of Manila,
and Edsa yesterday may think they spend half their lives sitting in traffic, but
data shows that commuters in the most congested city in the world – Moscow –
suffer an average delay of 76 minutes per hour driven during peak travel times.
In other words, a trip that might otherwise take 60 minutes will take well over
two hours during rush hour.

commuters across the globe spend an average of eight days of their lives stuck in
traffic jams over the course of a year, which is more than enough to eat up the
equivalent of a week’s “vacation” sitting behind the wheel.

These are the 10 cities in the world with the most congested traffic:
1. Moscow  2. Istanbul 3. Rio de Janeiro  4. Mexico  5. São Paulo

heavy rains caused massive traffic jam in Makati  picture from a reader in TopGear


causing massive  traffic  picture from a reader in TopGear

we have experienced mega traffic jams just this yr. 2014  in my lifetime.
the first one happens just this yr when the truck ban was lifted in the City,
with a bad railway system, which is supposed to manage hauling of the container;
the job was given to trucking companies, all the trucks from the ports of Manila
used all 3 lanes causing  a mass jam. yes, of epic proportions.

The traditional responses to congestion, such as building new roads or widening
existing ones are no longer proving to be effective. the proposal of phasing out
old 15 yr old vehicle and banning them on the road is outright dumb, and the no
private vehicles on EDSA proposal is stupid. thats not a sign of "progress"
I ask you, now, is traffic a sign of progress? or was that a joke to entertain?

Motorists living in any of the most congested cities would be well advised to
invest in a top-notch sound system download a library’s worth of audio books,
equip your car with wifi, google maps, and WAZE navigation on yor tablet.
to help pass the time as pleasurably as is possible.  the WAZE app,
you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of
you, they can actually chat and post messages like "hey dont go there"
and showing faster routes that others are taking.  once installed
on your android equipped tablet, having a GPS with real-time traffic can often
help indicate the proverbial roads less traveled as alternatives to sitting traffic
taking public transportation is not an option in this country since thieves and
snatchers will have more time to plan their attack.

picture taken from TopGear credits to the author

long lines of traffic  from dusk til dawn. credits to a reader who uploaded the photo to TopGear

if you love motorcycles, another alternative is to read this.

this is your loveboy DENNIS signing out

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Trapik audio - cool bikes

should I blog about the fu$#kin 2 hr Makati traffic? or the booming progress
of our nativeland's economy? because of the freakin traffic? imagine the
economic progress?

A 1:45mins from Makati to Rockwell? and our cars cant fly! is that progress?
or how about being stuck in a 2 hr makati traffic? bec of a flashflood
and a 40min torrential rainfall? and everyone is not driving a vehicle with
good water wading abilities? is that progress?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Voltes V lego

 This morning while browsing through my facebooks notification and feeds, I came across this wonderful share from my friends Juno and JDMU.
its a newsfeed about a proposal of pinoy legofan, micoy687_4811On LEGO VOLTESV

Im a 70s baby, born 1973, June 26. and I witness how a nice kiddie show like this got cut off the air by then President FM.  I missed the entire episode of Voltes V. so bad that I became an instant fanatic
we love 80s robots to the point that we are buying and selling  80s robot toys
the site is from Lego ideas,  and a similar site   here :

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Walk with Chan: A tour of Mla. Collectible Co.

Sunday October 5, the APO Philatelic Society asked Lawrence if he could do a tour for
APO, he agreed. so we have a 1st sunday tour, and is different from the
Free Royal Postage Heritage tour happening every 3rd wk of  the month.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

VIP style cars

What is the origin of VIP Cars? they started from a Japan, a Japanese car club of four
cars, went by the name of Black Roach. All of them were painted matte- flat black, and
they were a Toyota Celsior, Toyota Crown, Nissan Cima, and Nissan President.
and were connected with the Japanese mafia, - the Yakuza, and shortly after some of the
gang members were styling their own luxury cars in this same manner.
Eventually another car club was formed, the VIP CLUB, and featured in a Magazine
which boosted their popularity throughout  Japan. Before they were called VIP cars
(pronounced as single word -"vip"), or Haiso cars, which means High-Society,
because they were taking expensive, luxurious cars and modifying them with very
expensive and exclusive parts.