Pokemon Plushies

Although this year's Christmas is over and almost start of brand new year, I just want to post about these cute and adorable Pokemon plushies I've seen in the 'net. I wish I could have much plushies but they're pretty expensive. They're not really mine thou (even the images) but would you imagine you have these set of Pokemon toys like these? It would be really fascinating to "Gotta collect them all!" instead of "Gotta catch them all!".

All Pokemon plushies ranging from Kanto to Sinnoh Pokemon species. They're available in toy stores near in the shopping malls everywhere I tell you.

Below, you can see a quick guide in Pokemon plushies like this page. It's in Japanese language.

Source: eBay, http://www.pokemonfigure.blogspot.com , http://www.entertainmentearth.com/, http://www.kidsfunreviewed.com/


Anak TV Seal Awards 2008 Winners / 1st Nickelodeon KCA Philippines 2008 (late)

Anak TV Seal Awards Winners 2008

The Anak TV Seal is given every year by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television and is given to kid-friendly TV programs and personalities who are considered to be good influence on children.

Here are the winners:

Most Admired Female TV Personalities:

Korina Sanchez
Sharon Cuneta
Angel Locsin
Sarah Geronimo
Karen Davila
Christine Bersola-Babao
Bernadette Sembrano
Toni Gonzaga
Judy Ann Santos
KC Concepcion
Anne Curtis
Kim Chiu
Jessica Soho
Mel Tiangco
Vicky Morales

Most Admired Male TV Personalities:

Julius Babao
Piolo Pascual
Edu Manzano
John Lloyd Cruz
Ted Failon
Gary Valenciano
Kim Atienza
Aga Muhlach
Cesar Montano
Gerald Anderson
Mike Enriquez
Arnold Clavio
Richard Gomez
Robin Padilla

Programs awarded with the 2008 Anak TV Seal

Busog Lusog
Cedie, Ang Munting Prinsipe
Julio at Julia
Kabuhayang Swak na Swak
Maayong Buntag Kapamilya
Northern Catch
Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba
Rated K
Salamat, Dok
Swiss Family Robinsons
5 1/2
28th National Quiz Bee
Y Speak
Art Angel
Batang Bibo
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Kay Susan Tayo
Wish Ko Lang
Lovely Day
Ang Pinaka
Kids on Q
Go Negosyo
Planet’s Funniest Animals
Make Way for Noddy
Little Pony

Most Well-Liked TV Programs

TV Patrol World
Pilipinas Game KNB?
Rated K
MMK Ang Tahanan Mo
Umagang Kay Ganda
24 Oras
Art Angel
Wish Ko Lang

source: Mukamo Philippines - Filipino Community


Winners of 1st Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Philippines

The winners of the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (KCA) Philippines were announced Saturday night at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.

Dingdong Dantes bested Piolo Pascual and Richard Gutierrez in the Favorite Actor category while Kim Chiu emerged as the kids’ favorite actress among Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, Iza Calzado and Sarah Geronimo.

“Marimar” was the kids’ favorite television show, beating “Bubble Gang,” “Goin’ Bulilit,” “The Singing Bee” and “Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan.”

KC Concepcion, meanwhile, won the Pinoy Wannabe 2008 category. Other nominees were Charice, Lea Salonga, Marc Nelson and Vhong Navarro.

KCA Philippines was hosted by comedian and television host Michael V.

The complete list of nominees and winners of the 1st Kids Choice Awards:

Pinoy Wannabe 2008 - KC Concepcion
Other nominees:
Charice Pempengco
Lea Salonga
Marc Nelson
Vhong Navarro

Favorite Actor - Dingdong Dantes
Other nominees:
Gerald Anderson
John Lloyd Cruz
Piolo Pascual
Richard Gutierrez

Favorite Actress
- Kim Chiu
Other nominees:
Angel Locsin
Iza Calzado
Marian Rivera
Sarah Geronimo

Favorite Musical Act
- Christian Bautista
Other nominees:
Gary Valenciano
Parokya ni Edgar
Yeng Constantino

Favorite TV Show - Marimar
Other nominees:
Bubble Gang
Goin’ Bulilit
The Singing Bee
Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan

Favorite Cartoon Show - SpongeBob SquarePants
Other nominees:
Avatar, The Legend of Aang
Ben 10
Dora The Explorer
Tom & Jerry

Favorite Athlete - Chris Tiu
Other nominees:
Miguel Molina
Efren Bata Reyes
Japoy Lizardo
Manny Pacquiao

The Big Green Help Award – Ms. Chin Chin Gutierez

source: www.starmometer.com


Merry Christmas!

I just wanna say "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays" to all!
For Filipinos, "Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!" :)

Naruto © Musashi Kishimoto and Shueisha


Networks In The Philippines - Part 6

Another continuing bump in the last part of Networks In The Philippines segment...I may not know other small networks so I'm trying to figure out their distributions and their progress.

Before TV5, it was known as the Association Broadcasting Company or ABC back in 1960. A fine and well-made success had improved of the station since 1994. ABC was known to show many local programs, foreign shows and cartoons. One of the success in that station was the popular Sailor Moon franchise which ran about late 90's to 2002. Then in 1996, Wow Mali was created and it is still considered as the longest running comedy show in the Philippines including it's successors and alternate versions: Wow Maling Mali (2003), Wow Mali Bytes (2005) and Wow Mali Express (2008). In 2003, ABC made it's renovation including the broadcast of Philippine Basketball Association or PBA and WWE.

In August 2008, the name ABC was changed into TV5. The changed was showed by it's final sign-off featuring previous local programs that ABC succeed. After the sign-off, a timer countdown was showed until TV5 was launched one day later. A lot of fresh and new programs are shown in this station. TV5 operates 24 hours a day provided with the music-video show All Hot Music.

At first I wonder myself when it comes to available children's shows, I jump into TV5 first. Well for one thing, TV5 put up many schedules mostly for children and teens. Some shows from Nick on TV5 (previously Nick on ABC), and new anime shows success them. Not only for children, many new-local programs are also available too like Lokomoko (formerly Wow Mali), Ogags, Shock Attack, etc. At the early months since the launch of the new station, TV5 became the third station to received higher ratings from the AGB Nielsen survey. TV5 turned into good-start moment in televisions today.

Launched in February 1999, Net-25 is owned by Eagle Broadcasting Network which contains local and foreign programs though not as much as Studio 23 or QTV have. That network is best known for for having detailed coverage of EDSA III and receive seven Anak TV Seal Awards in 2002. It also air shows about information technology like Conevrgence which considred as the number one I.T. show in the Philippines.

Net-25 also aired few television programs for children mostly from PBS like Zooboomafoo, Between the Lions and Lil' Horrors. They also aired Cyber Dodo which is the 5-minute animated show that features a "dodo" as a main character and promotes how to save the environment from extinction. Currently, the network aired a children's show made from Japan which airs every Saturday mornings.

(reads the article in Wikipedia)
It doesn't really mean that there is no children's programming there. UNTV 37 is a 24-hour operating network that provides shows for public service like Checkpoint and D'X-Man. I guess Ang Dating Daan returns it's company which made UNTV 37 into a top-notch show. There is only one religion show (and current) that fits for children, The KNC Show or "Kawad ng Cordero".

This network was dedicated and operated by the college and university students back in 2006. UniversiTV was first started as a free-network. There are few good shows that air which the hosts are the students like the Chopsuey segments, Kabataan News Network, U-Turn and others. In April 2008, UniversiTV moved as a cable TV network. No wonder why they decided to turn the network in cable TV, then?

ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network
It is a channel mostly promote religious programs via broadcast, satellite or cable. ACQ is under the name "Sonshine Media Network International". Since it's released in year 2003, ACQ produced religion-theme programs under the supervision of Kingdoms Programs which includes Tagalog and English. Like in UNTV 37 there are also religion-theme children's programs like Batang Kaharian and the special program Christmas from the Heart.

I guess that's all. If I have any networks that I never wrap here you can search others in Wikipedia. In the meantime, airing foreign or local children shows seems to be minimized or shown for the sake of the ratings. But then, they really progress the prime time or scheduled block for showing children and teen programs. There are lot of network stations which usually lined-up a lot of cartoons like Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon. By observing and remembering the year's progress, it's like in the blink of the eye there's a part of something to be watch and later turned ourselves into nostalgic.


Christmas-Special Cartoons to Watch

Feeling plump and excited this Christmas? For me, not but these cartoons would at least feel what's in the jolly side this season. I've seen a lot of cartoons which contains Christmas-theme specials and these samples can be a good recommendation.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that the Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. The scraggly tree that thrives on a "little love" and a timely assist by Linus make the message of the season come shining through.

Kim Possible: A Very Possible Christmas
The biggest events near the end of the year - let's see if Kim & Ron can enjoy the Christmas day peacefully ? Well, not at all, but hey, since December 25th is for everyone, even the villains, so...

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Not to be confused with the movie version. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was created under the supervision of Looney Tunes cartoons and the director Chuck Jones back in 1966.

Well, I guess that would be all then. You can also search Cartoon-special cartoons in Youtube for more. Advanced Happy Holidays everyone!


Bakugan Battle Brawlers

"Bakugan brawl!"

Here's something that you want to give or receive this Christmas. Bakugan Battle Brawlers are in the core-hit strategy game this time aside from TCG collectibles like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Duel Masters. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is not a TCG though but it uses magnetic cards and miniature ball figures called "Bakugan".

I don't know much about the game but the anime shows how. Bakugan Battle Brawlers is another anime show produced bt TMS Entertainment and released in 2007. In the anime version, the story of Bakugan Battle Brawlers tells about the monsters who are called "Bakugan" and the masters who wield them. Daniel Kuso (or nicknamed "Dan") is a typical 12-year old boy who dreams to become the master of Bakugan Brawlers. Together with his friends like Runo, Marucho and Shun they must face the fate from the Vestorians by playing Bakugan and save the world.

This current franchise seems to be hit. Sometimes when I went to the market, I saw some spring-loaded Bakugan figures in different sizes from small to large but the original ones are small that fits in the palm of a hand. The players are up to 6.The objective of the game is to capture three of the opponent's gate cards or defeat his/her Bakugan. Sega Toys and Spin Master released the game in 2007 along with the anime version to support the franchise. Buying Bakugan figures are quite expensive especially rare ones but it'll be better to buy a big box of starter sets. At the start when you try the game, it really much complicated at first but with a lot of strategic experiences (and collecting cool figures), you'll see how monsters summoned by popping on their shells like they're real.


Azumanga Daioh

What would friends for without crazy moments?....I suppose this anime could do reasons to make you laugh. Azumanga Daioh is a manga that was created by Kiyohiko Azuma. Judging from the title of the manga, the creator's surname "Azuma" was used and combined it with the word "manga".While the word "Daioh" was named after the the original publisher of the manga, Dengeki Daioh or the word "king" I suppose. The manga was originally published between 1998 to 2001 then turned out as anime in the year 2002.

The story of Azumanga Daioh is all about high school life in Tokyo. A mix of trials and triumphs features six high school girls with their own personality. The youngest girl in the class, Chiyo Minama or Chiyo was considered very cute among the rest of the girls because of being short. Surprisingly enough in the early episodes, Chiyo is an intelligent girl passing to high school from fifth grade. She is also a rich girl that some other girls targeted Chiyo being jealous because of her intelligence and cuteness (you can describe her cuteness because of her ponytails). Tomo Takino, is surely energetic and competitive girl who likes sports and athletics. Unfortunately, because of being an energetic classmate some of the classmates thought Tomo is unpredictable and a slacker. Koyomi Mizuhara on the other hand, is a serious and most-matured among girls despite of telling advice to her friends. Sometimes, she can be a stubborn gal especially when Tomo annoys her. Like Chiyo, Koyomi is also an intelligent girl but only second to Chiyo. Sakaki, is a soft-spoken girl who likes cats. She is also naturally talented in athletics but she doesn't have interest of it. Kagura, is the athletic in swimming competitions. Last one is Ayumu Kasugu, or known as "Osaka" because she is a transfer student from Osaka. Tomo is the first person who called Ayumu "Osaka" is because of Ayumu's behavior is similar to the "Osakans". She is absentminded or daydreaming girl but she's good when it comes to riddles.

Those six girls are merely friends with their different personality. Every episodes contain a lot of witty and funny scenes. It really brought out what life means in Japanese high school. Another thing was, Azumanga Daioh is a good show to watch because not only it contains humor, but it also gives charm and very represented stories. It's a recommended anime to watch if you want the female protagonists being free from strange monster-battles or being abducted with too much boys. First stop, watch the anime's opening theme here.


Ben 10

Wasn't bit tense? Well now who's here in this latest installment from Cartoon Network-Ben 10. Ben 10 was created by "Man of Action" (a group of it's creators). Ben 10 might be a smashing hit for the televiewers with this action and adventure series. This tells about a 10-year old boy named Benjamin Tennyson or called "Ben" who was possesed alien powers from finding a mysterious gear known as "Omnitrix". As the new owner of the Onmitrix, he's able to transform into 10 different aliens at the start only temporarily in order to defeat extraterrestrials and criminals. Of course, his camping trip together with his cousin Gwen and his grandfather Max Tennyson helps explore different places from far away.

In the first episode, Ben found out a mysterious device on the ground and it suddenly attatched to Ben's right arm. No matter he tried, he still can't get rid of Ominitrix. So he tells to Gwen and Max about his incident rather keeping it as a secret. Since then, even though Ben has Ominitrix stuck in his arm he possesed powers from the Ominitrix' DNA. There are 10 aliens inside the Ominitrix - Diamondhead, Fourams, Ghostfreak, Grey Matter, Heat Blast, Ripjaws, Stinkfly, Upgrade, Wild Mutt and XLR8. I don't know if Ben invanted his alien's names but whatever names the alien have seems to be cool. Each of the aliens come from the DNA of the original aliens from different planets.

In the Season 1, Ben encountered a powerful alien named Vilgax who wants the Omnitrix and conquer the whole galaxy. With Ben's strategy together with his cousin and grandfather Ben defeated Vilgax. At the end, Max told Ben that he need to grown-up as taking the responsibility as Ben 10. Then in Season 2, Ben has new rival named Kevin. Kevin has also possesed powers as Ben but only he has 11 aliens. Kevin called himself as Kevin 11. Something is happening when one of Ben's aliens had escaped from the Ominitrix-Ghostfreak. Ghostfreak tried to control Ben's body but unfortunately, he was fried in the sunlight. In the season 3, Ben unlocks few new aliens. Then.... aw heck, I had to explain spoilers all of the sudden? By the way, here's the opening theme of the original series.

Ben 10 gives a lot of great and extraterrestrial characters and also the stories in each episodes. It really gained demand ratings from the young viewers and adults.Ben 10 contains a lot of action and also cool aliens. It also hit in merchandises like video games and action figures. Then last year with it's sucessful moment, Ben 10 made into it's live action called "Ben 10: Race Againsts Time" and later a current sequel entitled "Ben 10: Alien Force". In the sequel, Ben is now 15-years old and developed maturely compared five years ago. Also, Ben unlocks many aliens more than ten from his experiences.