Showing posts with label Monster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monster. Show all posts

Friday, November 16, 2012

Astroplus Blog-Connect, Connecting Bloggers & Brands

10:28:00 PM

Few weeks ago Astroplus together with Mike Soon of MixofEverything and Azrael Coladilla of Asrael'sMerryland collaborated to showcase and introduce what's new and what's upcoming from different brands.

It was a fine afternoon and I think rain had stopped for some time to make way for the bloggers to attend this overwhelming and brand-flooded event. This is their second year of bringing brands upclose to bloggers. The first one was the Bloggers' Blow Out which was done in one of thei branch at Greenbelt and for this year it's themed as “Astroplus Blog-Connect” and it is held at their Astroplus branch at the Podium. Astroplus wanted to let bloggers experience more of the brands that they have. The event was divided into two blocks, one for the music and movie and the other one is for the gadgets. So for those who love music and movies they attended the first block, then for the bloggers who like and knows much more about gadgets go for the second block which is the gadgets block. Gladly, I was there during the first event and it was a huge one, with different brands and as I recall it it was raining with giveaways that day. Did get a lot of good stuff!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Is It A Myth? Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang

10:57:00 PM

Being invited in a press conference a privilege for a blogger.  Knowing and meeting the cast is one of the benefits that the bloggers get.  Having a first glimpse of what's their latest movie, their show, or their latest album.    Thanks to those who are in the industry, bloggers get a peek of what's hot and what's in.

The last press conference that I attended was a little bit eerie.  The feeling in a dark secluded place that would really raise the hair off of your skin.  It's a team up of two known actor and actress for a very trembling yet heart pumping horror love story, Derek Ramsay and Erich Gonzales on Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang.

There are different tales about monsters and creatures that lurks in the dark and Filipinos do have plenty of those stories.  Most of them were told by the old folks of different towns.  Different stories, different creatures and different places.

For this story, Director Richard Somes runs his wild imagination about a loving couple whose love for each other survives the biggest trials confronting them.  Erich plays the character of Corazon whose otherwise peaceful life in a small town is shattered by a crime that brings back her tragic memory about World War II.  While Derek plays the role of Daniel, Corazon's husband, whose obsession in life is to sire a child with Corazon.  Having a baby is the only important thing Corazon wants in life, but she and Daniel have been unsuccessful in having one even if they've been married for five years.

The death of Corazon's father prompt the townspeople to hurt insults at Corazon about her past, forcing her and Daniel to transfer to another town where they seek the help of a woman in their desire to have a baby.  Wish granted.  But the baby comes out stillborn.  Corazon and Daniel's world crumbles and their love for each other is in question.

The casts, Derek and Erich accepted this project with the notion that they will be facing a new challenge in their career and it is something different from the usual characters that they are playing.  According to them they have put more than hundred percent on this project.

This is a very intriguing horror love story that will raise curiosity to those who have viewed the trailer.  Everything will be answered and will be revealed on March 14, 2012 under Star Cinema and Skylight Films.  Other casts of the film are Mark Gil, Tetchie Agbayani, Epi Quizon, Mon Confiado, Dan Alvaro, Sue Prado, Sharlene San Pedro, Bodjie Pascual and Ma. Isabel Lopez.

"Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" opens in over 100 theaters nationwide on March 14, 2012!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ducati's Monster 795

8:31:00 AM

I think mos to of us guys have always wanted to have those cool big bikes.  The sleek style, the jagged designs, and the roaring sound of their mufflers.  That's an ideal big bike!

I remember during my teenage days I get to know those motorbike brands and models through the game called Super Tramp which showcase the different types of airplanes, cars, battle tanks, missiles and motorbikes.  That's where I first read about the term "cc".  Not really sure about it but all I know is that the higher the number the greater the speed.  I don't if that game is still played today.

There are different brands of big bikes but there is one brand that is considered luxurious and well known, that is the Ducati.

Ducati is founded in 1962, Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946.  Their motorcycles are characterized by "Desmodromic" performance engines, innovative design and avant-garde technology.  Covering several market segments, Ducati's range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter and Superbike.  These authentic icons of "made in Italy" are sold over 80 countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North-American and Asia Pacific markets.  

Knowing Ducati as silent moving giant, they are introducing one of their model that would target the yuppies market.  They wanted more younger generation to own a Ducati.  Introducing the Monster 795!  This is an 800 cc bike, good speed that is rightfully good to run in an expressway.  The Monster 795 is an addition to the line-up that combines the user friendliness of the 696 with the sport character of the 796.  Delivering 87hp (64 kW), with a dry weight of just 167 kg (368 lb), the stylish new Monster 795 adds the magic of mid-range to the Monster family for our enthusiasts in Asia.

 With the Desomodue 796 engine at the heart the machine, a double sided swingarm and revised ergonomics, the Monster 795 perfectly balances lifestyle performance with everyday functionality to enhance the original Monster spirit.

Dressed in Ducati red, with a bright red Trellis frame, the Monster 795 can be further personalized with an additional 10 colour scheme from the innovative Monster Art program, which features the latest collection "Logomania".

So what are the features of the Monster 795?  Here it is...

Ducati has continued to listen to its passionate Monster owners, using their valuable feedbacks for the designs of the new Monster 795.  The riding position has been revised by reducing the 796's height from a full 800mm (31.5inc) to 770mm (30.3in).  The combination of redesigning the seat shape and raising the handlebars by 20mm (0.8in) has improved posture and increased comfort.  With a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb), thanks to the lightweight engine, the new naked inspires confidence, making life simpler in the crowded cities all over Asia.

In pure Monster style, the entire chassis set-up is unified into a sturdy, great handling package by a bright red Trellis frame.  Lightweight, with incredible torsional stiffness, the large diamater tube construction flows into the cast aluminium rear sub-frame matches the matte black rear swingarm.

Twin 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by radially mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers to provide powerful and progressive front-end braking with rider-friendly "feeling", while the rear is equipped with a 245mm disc and 2-piston calliper, also by Brembo.

The 17" wheels are in the 3 spoke style and produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight  low and handling, braking and acceleration performances high.  They roll on the 120/60 and 160/60 Pirelli Angel ST tyres.

To know more about the specification of the Monster 795 just visit it here Ducati Monster 795 specs.
Whew! Quite good features.  For sure even the not-so-bike-enthusiast would understand it clearly.

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