Sunday, August 31, 2008

Xperia delayed / Ely Buendia suffered a heart attack!

Two consecutive bad news were displayed on my browser today. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 was pushed through 2009 release and Ely Buendia suffered a heart attack during their Eraserhead's reunion concert. Dang..

[Update] Dok Sergio, bassist of Buendia's new band Pupil, said: "Ely is fine. Don't worry."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Otaku Life Cycle

1. You see an anime on TV and become interested in it
2. You're actively downloading animes and watch them regularly
3. Thanks to seeing a lot of OP/EDs you become interested in jpop/jrock and start listening to it
4. You become interested in japanese games like PS2 jrpgs
5. Gradually hentai becomes okay and you start watching it
6. You start regularly visiting imageboards
7. You now have a weird fetish like guro, moe or lolikon
8. You start reading visual novels
9. You decide to learn Japanese
10. You're now visiting Japanese image boards and forums
11. You move to Japan
12. After living in Japan for 3 months your dreams are shattered and commit suicide

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LF: Glass door and divider for my cabinet

I have a 4x4 feet cabinet (48"x 48") with a horizontal divider. I'll be needing three 4 x 1 (48" x 12") clear glass 1/4" thick and two 4 x 2 (48" x 24") for the doors. You can see the actual cabinet below and the planned glass addition. How much will it cost me guys?

Here is the err..poorly edited pic hahaha

black = 4x1 glass
white = 4x2 glass (both cut into 2)
gray = corner hinges
blue = magnetic err lock?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Motteke! Sailor Fuku - Haruhi version

After Konata of Lucky Star danced the Hare Hare Yukai. Haruhi answered by dancing Motteke! Sailor Fuku, which is the opening song of Lucky Star

Here is the original video

The controverisal video after the jump.

Hare Hare Yukai Parodies

The song Hare Hare Yukai on which Haruhi, Yuki and Mikuru performed on the ending of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (which can be viewed below) spawned a multitude of parodies. Here is a compilation of the best Hare Hare Yukai parodies (which can be seen after the jump).

Super Smashed Bros version

Gundam version

Evangelion version

Pokemon version

Maid version

Vocaloid version

Phoenix Wright version

Lucky Star version

Rockman version

CPDRC inmates version (OUR VERY OWN!)

Live action version (featuring the seiyuus of the anime version)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Leah Dizon's 2nd album Communication!!!

Following the success of her first album, the alluring Leah Dizon released last August 20, 2008 her second album Communication!!! Track listing after the jump

1. Step into my world
2. Love Paradox
4. Without a good-bye
5. Vanilla
6. Nothin' To Lose
7. Lost at Sea
8. Communication!!!
9. Not Too Bad
10. BxKxRxxx
11. Under The Same Sky
12. Thank you

DVD Tracklist

1. Under the Same Sky (PV)
2. Under the Same Sky (Tokyo Prom Queen Version) (PV)
3. Under the Same Sky (Making Video)
4. Vanilla (PV)
5. Sweet Vanilla shot!
6. Love Paradox (PV)
7. Hong Kong Tour Live & Off Leah's Cut

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rubix Cube Solver

Ever get frustrated in solving that Rubix cube? Well, let a robot do it for you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Popcorn with Cellphone

Recently there was a video circulating the net about microwaves on cellphones cooking popcorn. Here is the video

read after the jump to reveal the secret behind the video

Talk about viral advertisement

My Toy Collection Wishlist

I've been collecting some toys for quite a while now. So I'm posting this wishlist in hoping maybe you can help me find them. Thanks!

more after the jump

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Addicted to Elven Ears?

Have you ever wanted to have elven ears like the one on Legolas? Fret no more. Follow the link for a DIY Elven Ears!

Do It Yourself Elf Ears by Geekologie

Disclaimer: Once you do it, you can kiss goodbye to your human ears

One of the many reasons I wanted to go to Japan

Image from Danny Choo

The promised land of otakus and perverts alike! Visit Danny Choo's blog to see what I mean

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Micro Blogging

I have been a blogger like for 6 years now. Started on Livejournal then migrated here at Blogspot. Thanks to Twitter, I can blog anywhere, anytime I want. With Twitter's mobile feature, blogging is like texting hehehe. Follow me on Twitter by clicking here

Monday, August 11, 2008

OLPC XO-2. Dual Screen Budget Laptop

One Laptop Per Child Inc. or OLPC announced that by 2010, they will be releasing their second laptop that is under $75 (Php 3,325.01). Details and more pictures after the jump

On May 20, 2008 OLPC unveiled its plans for the 2nd generation XO. The XO-2 (or XOXO) is targeted for 2010 at the cost of $75. So far only a few details were unvieled. One is that it will consist of two multitouch-sensitive displays, and other is that can be used as a normal laptop (having one of the screens as a keyboard) or an e-book (each screen displaying one page)

BTW, It is only a prototype model, so the last one is shopped to get the idea of its capabilities

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

What's wrong with children's toys these days?

Ok, first you heard about the Hello Kitty Vibrator now feast your eyes on these 2 new toys for kids

The Dora Aquapet!

look at that phallic symbol!
and finally from Harry Potter, a vibrating broom!

Details after the jump

Now what on Earth came into the minds of the design team of this Dora toy? Did they ever wonder why mommy had more time playing with this toy rather than her kids? Let's just leave the rest play in your minds ok? Not just that, what's with the Harry Potter vibrating broomstick? Tucked between the legs of young girls, and even their older sisters enjoyed the toy.

BTW, this one is shopped, but gives you the idea of the broom's use XD

A toy you had young girls and boys put between their legs...that vibrated.
Had a lot of angry parents, confused boys and happy pedos.

Monday, August 04, 2008

SE Xperia X1 hands-on videos

These videos made me drool even more on this gadget. I really really wonder what could be the price of this machine.

Mores video after the jump

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Passenger butchered inside a bus

I came across this story over the net which happened a few days ago. It's about what happened in Canada wherein a passenger was stabbed and beheaded by his seatmate. Full story after the jump

The Greyhound bus left Edmonton at one minute past midnight on Wednesday morning, bound for a destination located two provinces, 20 hours and more than 1,300 kilometres away. More than 30 passengers were aboard Route 1628 including a pair of French tourists, a six year-old boy, and an elderly woman with her daughter.

Among them was an aboriginal man in his early twenties, listening to headphones and headed home to Winnipeg.

Through the day and into the evening, the bus pushed along the Trans-Canada -- through Lloydminister, Saskatoon and Gilbert Plains - as passengers read books, listened to music and watched TV. Somewhere around Brandon, nearly 18 hours into the trip, a new passenger boarded the bus. He was bald, aged about 40, wearing sunglasses, approximately six feet tall and 200 pounds. Witnesses say he stowed his luggage and sat at the front of the bus without speaking to anyone.

About a half hour later, the bus stopped for a smoke break. The bald man stepped off for a cigarette and reportedly chatted calmly with a female passenger.

When the bald man returned to the bus, he moved to the back, tossed his bags in an overhead bin and sat down beside the aboriginal man with the headphones, who had fallen asleep with his head against the window. Passengers say the two men never spoke to one another.

Twenty minutes later, at roughly 8:30 p.m. central time, and as some of the passengers watched the movie Zorro, there was a noise that some described as a terrible "yowl." Others said it was a "blood-curdling scream."

Garnet Caton, who was sitting directly in front of the victim, told reporters he initially thought a fist fight had broken out. "Arms were flailing and stuff like that, but then I saw the guy had a knife - a big frickin' Rambo knife, a hunting knife and it was covered in blood," Mr. Caton told the CBC.

"Everybody else started screaming," an elderly woman said. "They had terror in their eyes."

Mr. Caton ran to the front of the bus and screamed at the driver to stop. The bus pulled to the side of the highway about 20 kilometres east of Portage la Prairie. Some passengers needed to be roused from sleep or shock, but within seconds they were all on their feet and pushing towards the front, knocking one woman over as they fled the attacker, who stabbed his victim in the chest, neck, arms, legs and stomach.

Witnesses say the man stabbed his victim between 40 and 50 times before he was done.

Passengers stumbled from the bus into the prairie evening that offered little shelter. "There was nowhere to go," a passenger told reporters.

"Some people were puking, some people were crying, other people were in shock . . . everybody was running, screaming off the bus," Mr. Caton said.

The crowd eventually huddled outside at the tail of the bus. Mr. Caton, the bus driver and a truck driver who had seen the commotion returned to the bus to survey the scene, armed with a crowbar and hammer from the trucker's vehicle.

The trio saw the attacker on top of his victim, clearly working to remove the man's head and "gutting him like an animal," according to Mr. Caton.

Within moments, the bald man noticed the three men watching him and started to move towards the front of the bus. The three men fled, closing the door just as the man reached them. Mr. Caton held the door shut while the driver attempted to use a control panel to close it and the man slashed at them through a remaining crack. "We were telling him, ‘Stay put, stay put, stay there, don't try to come out," Mr. Caton said.

But with one strong heave, the man pushed the door open, forcing Mr. Caton and the two others to flee behind the bus. They then worked their way around the far side, glancing underneath to see if they could spot the attacker's feet on the other side.

Determining the attacker was back on the bus, the men ran and pushed the door closed, then sat there to hold it shut. The bald man made several attempts to open the door and then moved to the driver's seat, where he seemed to attempt to start the vehicle. Somehow, the driver managed to disable the vehicle.

While the attacked was now trapped on the bus and unable to flee, he was not done taunting his fellow passengers. He returned to the back of the bus where his victim's body was located. "He came very calmly towards us with the knife in one hand, the head in the other," Mr. Caton said. "The three of us were just standing there in shock and he just calmly looked at us with sunglasses on and dropped the head in front of us like it was no big deal."

In a separate interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, Mr. Caton said: "When we saw the head, we knew he was dead."

Police arrived at the bus about 10 minutes after the incident began, according to witnesses. The attacker mocked police as they closed the highway in both directions and surrounded the bus. RCMP officers led the passengers on to school buses where they waited for the standoff to end. From their seats, they could see the attacker dangling his victim's head from his hand. "He picked the head up, looked at the cops, dropped the head and walked back to the body," Cody Olmstead, who was seated three seats in front of the incident, told the Free Press.

"When attempts were made to have him exit and surrender to police were unsuccessful, additional resources including the RCMP emergency response team and negotiator team were called in to assist," Staff Sergeant Steve Colwell told a press conference yesterday afternoon.

At 1:30 a.m. - three hours after the stand-off began and more than a day since the Greyhound first left Edmonton - the man attempted to flee the bus by jumping from a broken window. He was quickly arrested but had not been interviewed or charged by late yesterday afternoon, Staff Sgt. Colwell said.

Meanwhile, the passengers were taken to Brandon to be interviewed by police and spend the night in a hotel. Eighteen hours later, most were back on the road, headed the places they were headed before everything occurred. "Every time I closed my eyes I'd see this man in the window with some guy's head I had just smoked a cigarette with," Mr. Olmstead told reporters.

So many random killings these days. Really creeps me out