Showing posts from December, 2016

Satirical News: President Xi Jinping Renews Demand To Have Nobita Aquino And Joseph Pabaya Get Run Over By A Train By Chinese New Year's Eve!

As the New Year approaches (but not for China), both President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping prepare to settle their differences. The new condition for peace between China and the Philippines renewed the demand that both Nobita Aquino and Joseph Pabaya should be run over by a train. Since Nobita and Pabaya are no longer in office it looks like that this time, Filipinos will get the chance to see both of them ran over by a train for sure.

"As part of the peace treaty between China and the Philippines, the Chinese government now renews its demand to have both Nobita Aquino and Joseph Pabaya run over by a train this Chinese New Year. Tomorrow is the Solar New Year. That should provide the Philippines enough time to honor their part of the agreement. The Chinese calendar's first day of the Lunar Month hits on January 28, 2016 according to the Gregorian Calendar. January 27 is Chinese New Year's Eve and I'd gladly sit down with the Philippine government to see …

Being Fat May Also Contribute To Intellectual Stupidity?

Just when you thought that fat stupid people are just limited to stupid shows like Family Guy (and hence, Peter Griffin is my favorite mascot for that one) then think again. I don't know if I'm shocked or not shocked with the possible correlation between stupidity and obesity. Some people are not fat but they're stupid but it seems that being overweight also contributes to stupidity aside from watching anti-intellectual shows. Even if I'm not a biologist, cardiologist or a nutrtitionist but I still find this study to be amazing. I don't have the answers and I don't expect to find them but reading stuff I have little or no expertise on is an interesting thing to do.

Here's an interesting excerpt from Men's Health article called "How Being Fat Makes You Stupid":

Packing on the pounds isn’t just bad for your body—it’s bad for your brain. According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the brains of obese people work harder than those of n…

Mandopop/Cantopop Covers Of Japanese Pop Songs Don't Usually Sound Better To Me

Even if I'm of Chinese descent but I'll admit that as much as I prefer Chinese food over Japanese food but there are some things Japanese do better. I'd like to present the cover then the original. You can go ahead and think that the cover is better but I think the original Japanese is better.

Here's Leslie Cheung's licensed cover of the hit song "Monica". As much as I'm a fan of his music but I don't think his rendition miles better than Koji Kikkawa's version...

Here's Koji Kikkawa's rendition of the Japanese pop song "Monica". Kikkawa himself has a better voice and passion than Cheung in this area. While Cheung himself has had a lot of good songs but I don't think he reaches Kikkawa's performance level.

Is it me or do most Japanese singers show better vocals than Chinese singers? While Chinese entertainment usually presents better action than Japanese entertainment but I usually like Japanese music over Chinese mus…

Forms Of Entertainment I Get Involved With When I'm Taking A Short Leave From Japanese Tokusatsu!

There are times I simply want to take a short break from Japanese Tokusatsu after having a lot of really good servings from it. That means no old school nor new school Tokusatsu during that short break which may happen up to two to three years or a matter of a few months depending on my mood or how much Japanese Toku I've watched. I admit that I do take a short break from Tokusatsu every now and then depending on my mood. So what do I do when I'm on a break from Tokusatsu? Here's some of them before I end up watching new school Tokusatsu. There's been a lot of good slices but no amount of good gimmicks can ever prevent taste fatigue from long serving patrons.

Watching mostly new school Japanese drama

I may be blogging about Kamen Rider in my drama blog (Heisei era Kamen Rider has the J-Drama feel) but what if I decide to go after non-Tokusatsu type, slice of life stories? As a guy who likes J-Pop and Japanese aesthetics I don't see any reason why J-Drama isn't a…

I've Been Sticking With Samsung Products Over Apple Products!

I always figured out that just because I could afford something doesn't mean I should buy it. Sure I could afford to pay for Apple's labor but it's pretty expensive. Then I started switching to the use of Samsung products from my laptop, smartphone and a tablet. Even if I'm sort of spendthrift (but not really) but I figured out that while I could afford Apple but I hate its labor cost. Pretty much, after I lost my i-Pod 5 I thought I'd go for Samsung over Apple. Oh not to mention, I use a Samsung refrigerator and my repair costs from Samsung give me extra money for pleasure spending.

Then again, not all my gadgets are Samsung products. I'm still using Japanese products, American products and European products based on their quality. I use Hewlett-Packard products for printing and scanning. I'm a Sony Playstation enthusiast having owned all three generations (and still waiting for better games for the fourth). I drive a Toyota Vios because it's very rel…

Five Stuff I Don't Like About Americanized Versions Of Japanese Shows

While I do respect the need for localization because America is a much different market than Japan but I do feel the need to express why I don't like the localized versions of Japanese shows. I guess this effect happens due to cultural reasons. Then again, there's more than just cultural reasons that could have caused it. To localize something means to make changes so any company can do business in a culturally different country. America has TV-Y7-FV ratings while Japan doesn't.
What are my reasons for not liking Americanized versions of Japanese shows? Here are they and I'm going to mention some reasons from the 80s to the present. Take note that I don't like most American TV in general though I'm not an anti-American guy. All these somehow happen due to cultural differences but I could go beyond that.

Amy Jo Johnson As Kimberly Picture For December 13, 2016

Although I have no intention of rewatching any Power Rangers series but this is too good not to post here. 

Some Simple Remedies For "Darth Vader Breathing" Anyone?

I find it annoying how I easily get phlegm down my throat or a clogged nose whenever there are irregular weather patterns. It's not giving me enough sleep for the past few days. I even feel like I only get some "breathing space" in cooler places. But when I'm out of those breathing spaces, it's time to start breathing heavily again. This is when I consider myself to be "breathing like Darth Vader".
I could remember Darth Vader's deep heavy breathing. Whenever I feel like I can't breathe properly, I want to pretend I'm having mechanical lungs when I don't. I feel the heavy breathing happens then I start using peppermint oil in a water based air purifier to ease my breathing while sleeping. Another method is to actually breathe through steam from a facial sauna to ease that breathing. Using a nasal spray also had helped remove the clogged nose problem. Then it's time for me to take a long nice warm bath to at least help alleviate the …

Are American TV Standards Making It Too Hard For Japanese Shows To Be Aired There Without Localizing Them?!

As a kid, I remembered how I started out as a fantard towards American culture (while hypocritically watching Tagalog-dubbed or English-dubbed Japanese shows) then it happened. I watched more Japanese shows and I remembered reading a very old edition of Questor Magazine with an article called "Sentai: It's Not What You Think". I wondered what in the world was Sentai then I found it it's the very TV show that Power Rangers was based from. While I acknowledge that Toei and Saban worked together and made big tons of money from it but I still feel that deep inside, they're probably still grumbling while saying, "Are Americans really that chicken?!" I can't say they are and I won't say they are but I'd dare say that they're probably grumbling like that. Sometimes, making money means making a lot of difficult decisions that makes you feel stupid but you need to do it anyway.

After writing Part 1 on JEFusion, I felt like Part 2 should be writt…

The Playstation 2 Era: A Huge Leap From The First Playstation!

I thought about how the Playstation 2 was officially dead some time ago but I'd be rude and disrespectful not to write any "farewell notices". Yup, I felt this system was a huge leap from the first Playstation. While the first Playstation had a lot of cool games I enjoyed but as said, I always get annoyed by the slow loading times. I couldn't forget how there were times a game would fail to load correctly. Then the Playstation 2 console came which surprised me with how much power it had before the Playstation 3 came.

The First Playstation: Lots Of Cool Games But Slow Loading Times!

As a 90s child, a Playstation was part of a child's wish list. I remembered getting one somewhere in the late 90s and there were some really cool games. I got addicted to a lot of them to the point my grades dropped considerably. I remembered there were a lot of cool games to play such as Croc, the original Crash Bandicoot series (before the franchise got bastardized), I remembered the time that Capcom didn't suck yet and cheat devices (which I may sorely miss while playing the old school games on a new school system in this time and age) are among a few stuff I could recall about the 90s.

I'm Not Anti-American But I Avoid Most American TV Shows!

I'm not anti-American nor do I want to become one. I'm still using Microsoft Office, Google and I'm still on the Internet which was made by Americans but I avoid American shows. That pretty much explains why I don't even intend to be updated on Power Rangers. As much as I acknowledge Toei's involvement in the production and the need for localization but just the mere fact it's an American-made show makes me think, "There goes my brain!" I admit, I still suffer from the mental decay because I spent a lot of time watching mostly American shows as a child. I thought that just because it's American it's good. Boy, I was really that wrong and all those American TV shows may have attributed to why my learning ability slowed down during my teenage years.