Archive for February, 2011

Battlefield 3 Premiere Gameplay Trailer

HENCE!! another very late posting for the first season of this year >< so very sorry.. But here is a video of the highly anticipated Battlefield 3 game..A new trailer has been released with gameplay footages.. Ah! I remember when I was so excited when Battlefield: Bad Company 2 came out and it was a blast…Now, I can’t wait for this game to come out >__<

Onigiri Sensei’s Twitter account

I finally made a Twitter account..  Come follow Me!!!! XD XD XD

http://twitter.com/ Joshua_Ezra

I used my name because apparently Onigirisensei was taken already ><

James Franco to Play Lead in American “Akira” Film?

Actor James Franco is being considered for the role of Kaneda in the American live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese anime film “Akira”:

Filmmakers Albert and Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) are collaborating with Iron Man/Cowboys & Aliens co-screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby on the live-action version of Akira, which shifts the setting from futuristic Tokyo to Manhattan. According to Just Jared, Franco would star as the leader of a biker gang (a character named Shotaro Kaneda in the original manga/anime), whose comrade is kidnapped by the government and subjugated to scientific experiments that cause him to develop dangerous psychic powers.

While Franco is arguably a more convincing choice to play the head of an anarchistic gang than Zac Efron, the 32-year-old actor seems a bit much on the mature side to star as an adolescent rebel. The Hughes Brothers movie might feature a significantly re-worked version of the Kaneda character, so that he’s more of a fully grown, Mad Max breed of ruffian than a futuristic James Dean type – if so, Franco being cast makes more sense

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Former Gravure Model living in Manila

A washed-up celebrity fleeing to the Philippines to avoid arrest for amphetamine possession has been the top story on Japanese TV news broadcasts for days. Every major network sent reporters to snoop around Manila, interviewing random people who claim to have seen the woman. Finally, one managed to track her down on the street:

The Philippine immigration bureau said that Minako Komukai, 25, applied for an extension of her stay in the country on Feb. 8.

She arrived in Manila on Jan. 21 from Tokyo.

Her extended visa is valid until March 21 and may be extended every two months for a total of 16 months unless cancelled upon a proper request from the Japanese government.

But the Philippine immigration bureau and the police said they have to receive any official request from Japanese authorities about Komukai.

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VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

HEY GUYS!! I got caught up with all the classes I enrolled this semester. So very sorry for all these late post again. I just wanted to greet you guys a great valentine’s day. I dont have one but I know that beer would never leave my side hehehe.. Once again, Happy V-tines day!! and hope you make the best of it. Ill be back with more posts soon so stay put ^_^.

Onigiri-Sensei

Filipino Cosplayer #1

I just added a new page on the site..It will be about Filipino Cosplayers. I will start with this particular cosplayer named Mimi Mon.

Name: MiMi

Age : 20

Bio: I don’t know much about her. I just recently talked to her last night through facebook, but she seems pretty cool to talk to.  All I know about her is that she goes to Far Eastern University (FEU) and she just recently changed her hobby from Cosplaying to making some monsters. hehehe..This little bit is straight from her Facebook Profile.

a Cosplayer Since December 2009 ~ ♥

20 years of age and still loves anime and manga. :))
addicted to sweets, loves the colors of red, black and white.
Listening to music makes me ease my mind.
I love cute and unique things.

MeiDolls Cafe Valentines Maid and Butler Photo Contest


TThe Philippines’ first Maid Cafe, MeiDolls Cafe, is having a mini photo contest for Valentines Day. The ‘MeiDolls Cafe Valentines Maid and Butler Photo Contest!’ is open to everyone, just submit a picture of you in a maid or butler costume for a chance to win 300 pesos worth of GC and an exclusive Meidolls mug.

You may submit your entries to mini_reia15(at)yahoo(dot)com until January 30, 2011 and the voting will start on February 1, 2011. Announcement of winners will be on MeiDolls’ special Valentines Day shindig on February 13, 2011. Winners will also get a chance to be MeiDolls’ honorary Maid and Butler of the night.

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GASP! A new Chinese Gundam!

With new alterations, the park is now more confident that the giant robot is their own original creation. jprobe

Evidence of Sumo Bout Fixing

The evidence was found in e-mails on 13 wrestlers’ mobile phones, seized by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in its ongoing gambling investigation. About 50 e-mail exchanges from March through June last year indicate that the wrestlers bought and sold victories for sums in the hundreds of thousands of yen, as well as traded victories and losses from tournament to tournament — evidence directly at odds with the Japan Sumo Association (JSA)’s repeated denials of any bout fixing. The e-mails even apparently go so far as to list amounts to be paid and bank account numbers, as well as how exactly the fixed bouts would unfold in the ring.

Over the years, various allegations have come out regarding match fixing and the JSA has successfully sued publishers responsible for printing such stories. The JSA will likely try to claim that these match fixing e-mails are totally different and very recent development.

One example of the authors’ use of economic theory involves demonstrating the existence of cheating among sumo wrestlers. In a sumo tournament, all wrestlers in the top division compete in 15 matches and face demotion if they do not win at least eight of them. The sumo community is very close-knit, and the wrestlers at the top levels tend to know each other well. The authors looked at the final match, and considered the case of a wrestler with seven wins, seven losses, and one fight to go, fighting against an 8-6 wrestler. Statistically, the 7-7 wrestler should have a slightly below even chance, since the 8-6 wrestler is slightly better. However, the 7-7 wrestler actually wins around 80% of the time. Levitt uses this statistic and other data gleaned from sumo wrestling matches, along with the effect that allegations of corruption have on match results, to conclude that those who already have 8 wins collude with those who are 7-7 and let them win, since they have already secured their position for the following tournament.

 

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