Friday, 21 December 2012

Metta World Peace- Represented (Remix) Feat. The Game, Kap

The Player formerly known as Ron Artest releases the Remix of his Track
"Represented". I like this track because Metta keeps it real. Click on the link
Below provided by Complex magazine:

MettaWorldPeace- Represented (remix feat. The Game)

She walks by night... Ssshhh!

This is my first time to shoot an outdoor fashion show at night, Pictures were taken at Plazuela Iloilo during a Fashion Show by local designer Mandy Salcedo. Hope you like these pics... -M

Photo by: Leonora Michael

Photo By: Leonora Michael

Photo by: Leonora Michael

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas in the Philippines

I just want to share with you some decorations we have placed inside our house to get into the Christmas mood. Below is our Christmas tree decorated by my sister.
Christmas Tree, Photo by Leonora Michael

These are lanterns which are locally known as "Parols", they are a very common sight around the Philippines during Christmas and they come in all shapes and sizes.
Lanterns, Photo by: Leonora Michael

Thanks for Viewing and have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, 14 December 2012

First Impressions: Toyota 86 (Actual Unit)

Toyota 86 - Ignite YOUR passion for driving!

The very distinct look of the Toyota 86

I'm a very big fan of the Toyota 86, so i was very happy to finally see it in the flesh for the first time here in the Philippines. Its exterior is very striking that it will make heads turn. I'm glad that Toyota and Subaru collaborated on making this car and i hope it will be the first of many. for more info on how to buy this car here in Iloilo City, Philippines you may contact the author directly at the email address

3/4 View of Toyota 86 /Photo by: Leonora Michael

Sporty Steering Wheel/ Photo by: Leonora Michael 

Push Button Start!/ Photo by: Leonora Michael

Check Out the nice headroom of this car!

Aero version rear view

Very Fierce look!

Side view

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Ferrari-Shell: 500 Races and counting

Ferrari Challenge 458 Italia

Ferrari and Shell recently celebrated their 500th race as partners in the Singapore F1 Grand Prix held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. In commemoration of the milestone, One of the entries to the Ferrari challenge cup was spotted with the Ferrari-Shell 500 races livery. Here is the full view of their 458 Italia participating in the Ferrari Challenge:

Ferrari Italia Spotted at the Pan Pacific Singapore

For more information about the Shell-Ferrari partnership here is an excerpt from

Marina Bay, 22 September – There was an exchange of gifts today in the Singapore pit lane, as part of the celebrations to commemorate a partnership between Shell and Scuderia Ferrari that has now reached its five hundredth Grand Prix. Regarded as one of the best examples of a technical and commercial relationship, its history dates back to 1920, when Enzo Ferrari was still a racing driver. Today, in pit lane, in front of the Scuderia garage, Shell Downstream Director Mark Williams presented Scuderia Team Principal Stefano Domenicali, along with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, with a specially commissioned painting by Michael Turner of the Ferrari 125 F1, that took part in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, seen alongside this year’s F2012. Reflecting the long history of the partnership, in return, the Ferrari men presented Shell with a photo album made out of carbon, featuring photos that cover the period of the collaboration from its beginnings to the present day

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Star Wars Episode 7: Behind the scenes

With Disney now owning both Lucasfilm and Marvel, Its not that farfetched to see Juggernaut and Yoda in Star Wars Episode 7. What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

Juggernaut carrying Yoda

yoda close-up

Yoda and Juggernaut

Friday, 30 November 2012

Ferrari-Lamborghini Showdown

Life is full of Surprises, and its not everyday that you see Superhot Italian Supercars side by side. very lucky that MC had her Nikon D5100 on-hand to immortalize this rare 2-in-1 sighting of Italy's sizzling hot cars.

Ferrari Italia and Lamborghini Aventador

rear view ( sorry for the picture quality )

See you next time for more photos of your dream cars, Thanks for viewing!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Toyota 86 Collection (Diecast)

This is Probably my favorite Tomica Diecast Car: The Toyota 86

Tomica #46 Toyota 86

Side View with functioning doors
Toyota 86 in Thunder Silver and Mount Fuji Red

Mount Fuji Red Toyota 86

What is your favorite diecast/ actual car? let me know in the comments section... Thanks for viewing!

Text and Photos by the Author.

Takara Tomy Tomica Morita Airport Crash Tender

Takara Tomy Tomica Airport Crash Tender

This is a specialised firefighting vehicle commonly seen in airport tarmacs, and is known for its unique ability of being able to run at high speeds while still being easily drivable. this specific model is a replica of Morita's Crash Tender.

Different Angle

Monday, 26 November 2012

Buying Books Online (Free Delivery to the Philippines)

Purchasing Books Online and Shipping them to the Philippines (or anywhere in the world)

Free Delivery on all Calendars at the Book Depository where i bought my book 8 )

Hi there Technolifers! i know that most of you are interested on how to shop online for books but are very hesitant to try because of fear that your orders will get lost.

Fear no more because I have verified that ordering books online via is a safe and wise choice if the book selection in your local bookstore is very limited. I ordered David Busch's Canon Powershot G12 camera guide from because my local bookstores here in the Philippines don't stock this book and some of them even don't have a section dedicated to Photography books. I immediately used my Debit card and purchased my book and availed of the free worldwide delivery offer which includes the Philippines.

No need to worry about customs fee also for Philippine residents as there is a law exempting customs duties if you import one book from overseas.

Here is my timeline of my order from

October 19 2012: Placed Order online using Mastercard
October 23 2012: Order was dispatched from warehouse
November 21 2012: Package delivered to my doorstep here in the Philippines. (approximately 1 month after ordering, not bad)

the book came in very good condition

my order details

To check if has the books you are looking for you may do a quick search here:

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Rumble in The Jungle

It's more fun in the Philippines! You can't beat the thrill of going full throttle in your Bike, away from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Shots were taken at the Racetrack inside Villa Teresita Resort located in the town of Ma-asin, Iloilo, Philippines which is just 10-15 minutes away from the Iloilo International Airport. 

Villa Teresita Resort also has a Swimming Pool and a Zipline for the more adventurous folks out there. Enjoy!

The BIG Jump

Friday, 26 October 2012

F1 Sauber C31 spotted in the Singapore urban jungle

While doing my usual stroll along Orchard Road last month, i happened to pass by the Mandarin Gallery and spotted this thing of beauty, the Sauber C31.

The Sauber C31 is a Formula One racing car designed by Sauber for the 2012 Formula One season. It was debuted at the 2012 australian grand prix and has achieved its first podium this season in the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix with a 2nd place finish by Mexican driver Sergio Perez.

What i like most about the C31 is that it looks simpler and cleaner as compared to the Red Bulls which have very loud liveries (aka decals/stickers). Ok that's all for now, just Stay tuned for more car sightings here...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Takara Tomy Tomica Mercedes Benz SLS AMG unboxing

The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG: 2 wings, 1 engine...

This is the very first Tomica diecast car that i have bought and it is a 1/64 scale model of the very popular SLS AMG, The spiritual successor to the SLR McLaren. I like this die cast model because it has two working gullwing doors and the paint job on it is very stunning. You can see my SLS AMG here in the video below:

Tomica SLS AMG

Gullwing Doors Open


To see what the SLS AMG is capable of doing in real life, click the link below: WARNING do not try this at home not unless you are Michael Schumacher and you also drive an SLS AMG hehe

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Takara Tomy Tomica Lamborghini Reventon Unboxing

#113 Lamborghini Reventon (Tomica unboxing)

This is the Lamborghini Reventon from the Tomy Takara Tomica die cast collection (#113 ), The Lamborghini Reventon is one of the rarest Supercars, Only 20 vehicles were sold to the public with one additional car (marked as 0/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum.

The Reventon has made its appearance on the movie The Dark Knight, wherein Bruce Wayne chose it as a "subtle" alternative to his Tumbler (aka Batmobile).

Hopefully you will enjoy this short unboxing video, Thanks.

Lamborghini Reventon

Reventon Side View

Monday, 22 October 2012

Tomica Toyota 86 unboxing

Taken from my Tomica Collection,

The Toyota 86 is affectionately called the Hachi-Roku (eighty-six in nihongo) by the Japanese Toyota fans. It is the spiritual successor to the widely popular Toyota AE-86 and was co-developed with the experts of Subaru which also released their own version of the 86 calling it the Subaru BRZ.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present you the unboxing video of my Toyota 86 with working doors.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Should you buy a Blackberry Playbook?

The Blackberry Playbook is Research in Motion's first foray into the very hot Tablet market, competing with the Galaxy Tabs, iPads and the soon to be released Surface tablet from Microsoft. Here we review the 16GB version.

Blackberry Playbook Home Screen

After the much awaited 2.0 OS update, the Blackberry Playbook has now a native email app and a calendar, Features that were eagerly anticipated by most of the existing current playbook users.

Unique Features:

One of the unique features of the Playbook is its ability to sync with your Blackberry phone via a special application known as Blackberry Bridge, a very simple to use program that allows your Playbook to use your Blackberry Phone's 3G connection when there is no Wi-fi hot spot available.

The Playbook also features native flash support which allows you to fully enjoy websites created with full flash animation and gives you a richer Youtube video quality as compared with other tablets like the iPad which uses the html5 format.

Dual cameras with 1080p support enables you to take HD quality pictures and videos with the built in front and back cameras on the Playbook.

The Playbook is also capable of HDMI output which means you can connect your playbook to your HDTV and enjoy your videos and photos on your very own Big screen.. Nice right?

Conclusion: At $199 US, The Blackberry Playbook 16GB gives you the best value for money, offering you native flash support, HDMI out and a more portable tablet as compared with iPad and even Microsoft's upcoming Surface. Highly recommended for those who want to maximize their Blackberry smartphone experience and for those not bothered by the lack of 3G connection.

Once you go Black(berry), You can never go back!