Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Congratulations, Sebastian Vettel!

For being the youngest 4x World Champion winning four consecutive years. For having a record-equaling 13 race wins in a season. And for a record-breaking 9 consecutive victories in a season. 

Sebastian Vettel 4-times F1 World Champion 2013 kneel RB9
Photo from Sebastian Vettel's Fan Page

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sebastian Vettel: Abu Dhabi GP 2013

Sebastian Vettel has equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven consecutive rounds of the championship with his victory in Abu Dhabi. However, Alberto Ascari won nine races he entered in a row in 1952-1953 (he missed Indy 500 in '53).
Sebastian Vettel wins the Abu Dhabi GP (F1 Fanatic)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Congratulations, Sebastian Vettel!

Vettel makes history as the youngest F1 driver to win four World Drivers' Championships in a row after winning the Indian Grand Prix 2013. With Vettel's win, Red Bull has also clinched the Constructors' Championship four consecutive times.

Sixth win in a row gives Vettel fourth title at age 26 (F1 Fanatic)

Sebastian Vettel Fourth WDC Championship
Photo from Sebastian Vettel Facebook Page

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Third pole in a row for Vettel in Korea!

Sebastian Vettel starts the race tomorrow sharing the front row of the grid with Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean. Mark Webber originally qualified third, but because of his 10-place grid penalty, he will now start on 13th place.

Korea GP 2013 Qualifying Results
From Formula1.com

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mexican Food in Stuttgart

We used to travel to Reutlingen for Viva Mexico's authentic Mexican food. Now that they've closed, we're thankful that there's another Mexican place in Stuttgart that we can go to.

Mezcal Hoch Zwei (Mezcal²) is more of a tasting room, therefore, their menu is somewhat a bit limited. It's mostly a Mezcaleria where you can sample a variety of Mezcal as well as food specialties from the different areas of Mexico.

Michelada while waiting for our food

Tacos al Pastor - corn tortilla with pork, pineapple,
Mexican  marinade, lime, and coriander

Tostada de Mole - crunchy corn tortilla, chicken,
cream, mole, and fresh cheese

Also ordered the Tacos Azteca which are potatoes in crunchy blue corn tortillas. As someone who likes crunchy food, I wolfed the dish down before remembering to snap a photo.

While Viva Mexico's food is better, I still think that Mezcal Hoch Zwei is worth a visit particularly for their Mezcal offerings. Like mentioned, Mezcal² is more a tasting room than a restaurant, so one cannot really compare the two.

I will definitely be back for more Micheladas and Tacos Azteca, and maybe even try their drink called Hoch Zwei!

For reservations and contact details, visit Mezcal² Facebook page. Click here for their menu.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Funniest Game Show Answers of All Time

I was laughing so hard while watching this. Some of my favorites are:

Q: Name something that follows the word "poor".
A: Cupine

Q: Name something that you have to warm up before using it.
A: Your wife.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hold Close

The awesome graphic novel of Ingrid Tan which 9GAG posted on their site without giving credit to the artist/source. Shame on you, 9GAG!

Ingrid Tan Hold Close
From the artist's Deviant Art page

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Singapore Grand Prix 2013

Sebastian Vettel has just won the SG Grand Prix extending his Championship lead to a clear 60 points. Vettel dominated the GP by taking pole position, setting the fastest lap in the race, and winning the race while leading from start to finish, which means that he picked up his third Grand Chelem. He is now side-by-side with Nelson Piquet on the all-time record.

Singapore Grand Prix 2013 result

I wasn't able to catch the podium interview, but I read that there were again boos aimed at Vettel. Even Martin Brundle (interviewer) was ticked off by it that he had to say that's "not correct" to the crowd. Cool as ever, Vettel jokingly replied that maybe they're on a bus and are being ferried to each race.

I understand that to a lot of fans (I'm assuming Alonso's and Hamilton's),  it's getting quite boring since he always wins, but do they really have to boo Vettel and Red Bull because they're doing great? Maybe they need to direct those boos to Mercedes and Ferrari because they just can't seem to match the great job that RBR is doing.

Formula 1 2013 Championship standing

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wingman in Newport City Branch Now Open!

Those working or living in Pasay may now feast on great-tasting Buffalo Wings by Wingman  at the Butterfly Garden near the Marriott Hotel, Newport City.

As of now, there's still no listed contact information for the new branch, so in case you need to get in touch with them, best way is through Wingman Collective's Facebook page.

Wingman Newport City Pasay
Photo from Wingman's Facebook page

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dior Homme - Uncensored Official Director's Cut

I'm not a big fan of Robert Pattinson, but I do find him hot on the new, sensual Dior Homme campaign. Directed by Romain Gavras, the black and white ad also stars the gorgeous model Camille Rowe, and features music by Led Zeppelin.

Check out the video.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Phonebloks: A Lego-like Smartphone

Phonebloks is a modular smartphone that's truly customizable. It is made up of separate, interchangeable blocks that are easily upgraded or replaced. What I find really interesting about it is, that you can design your phone with the components depending on what you need, and leave off those you don’t. If you're into taking photos, you can opt to have an upgraded camera block, or if you're always online, you can choose an upgraded battery block. If you're not so much into how a phone looks, but more into what a phone can do, then you'd find this idea pretty awesome like I do. 

Right now, the phone is just a concept and the designer, Dave Hakkens, is more interested in getting social media attention. A Thunderclap has been scheduled on the 29th of October to spread the word around. Click the link if you want to join the Thunderclap and support this concept.

Here's the You Tube video explaining how Phonebloks works. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's amazing how fast time flies. I've recently realized that it's been a year since I left Asia to live in Europe. In two days, it will also be a year since I got married. It feels like it was just yesterday.

While I've made new friends in my new city, I still feel the occasional pang of sadness when I think of my family and friends back home.