PH, TH excites new city builders

Yes it’s finally coming to the shores of the Philippine islands. Downtown Showdown has sailed away from America against the deafening sea to meet their Asian friends. It’s really nice to hear how reaching and befriending would result to good opportunities or at least something better as well as understanding cultures.

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Bill Banks and Zack Gold, the main competing players in the game.

My cousin helloed me from the outside yesterday near midnight, but I was so preoccupied so I guessed he must have called a thousand times, but I missed it, to tell me that DTSD is coming to the Philippines. Lol! Sorry Adele. Please forgive me for copying a few of your lines. I love it anyway.

Well, my cousin is an android phone user who verified to me that he indeed finally can download the game I was strorying him almost every day of his life over the phone back there in the orient. For the some reason, he might not know that this is my way of getting him into it so that I would have somebody playing with me in future.

Going back to it being free for installation in the Philippines, I foresee its current market becoming bigger and larger. I know how and what makes Pinoys tick. And clearly with the advent of this familiar game concept, the CoC that once was a big hit among young and adult Juan de la Cruz would probably roll in the deep as Pinoy gamers switch to something more calm and relaxed.

Downtown Showdown city building concept of fighting is a little bit not that exciting I know it for a fact because I play it but that’s not what makes me stay playing rather its on entire design which make me love it more than I love to get a full length sleep at night.

I just wish somewhere in the future the Developers find a way to add in structures or buildings’ Philippines is known for like Bahay Kubo as homage to its possible contribution to the games growth.

Gossips roamed. I heard it would also be released in some nearby Asian region like Thailand. Confirmation hasn’t been clear, but surely, any undertaking this company would put forward is for the best.

If you want to try it the best time is now. It is both android and iOS compatible. So for android, please download here:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.coloplni.dtsd and for iOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downtown-showdown/id1064352624

Welcome to the city!!!

Facebook ordeal in facebook reactions

Now I strongly disagree with the incorporation of Facebook reaction as the platform new added feature. By seeing how it is being abused by bullshit netizens who are mostly thug and bum in the cyber world, I can’t even contain my anger and boiling words for them. Have they even remembered where in hell they’ve left that moral and decency?

I am afraid that seeing this video roaming around the social media particularly on Facebook would demoralize this young God-created-being making him less than what he really is.

The 917000 views it collated as of writing possibly from liking and sharing amounts to the 917000 times this young kid already have been bullied more than he might get in a school setting. This occurrence is alarming, especially in my land, the Philippines, where social media is used as a tool to demolish and disrupt the existing beautiful culture and moral of the Filipino people.

That Facebook reaction composed of Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry seems to be like a stirring wheel for those bullshit netizens to continue to propagate their inappropriate reactions to particular media content such as in the picture you see below.

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Photo of a young minor gets viral in social media

I am no advocate for offended children. I just take it seriously because I have young brothers who I’d never ever wanted to see being put in the light of shame.

Though production of such content might be under the consent of the actor (child) in the video still the ground where abuse and harassment can happen is opened like a door to the world. The Facebook worldwide reach is undeniable.

And to combat further children abuse that might continue to happen, it should be oppressed by passing a law dedicated to promote and protect children’s welfare against being a subject for hilarious social media content. The fact that we don’t have an existing one is more like neglecting the respect our younger brothers or sisters deserve to feel not in the expense of who they are, what they do or how they feel.

I regret that I have not much to delve on this matter, but I’ll surely be keen on any oppression against our minors.

Ring and its statements

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I am acting weird these last few days over a wedding ring I saw while walking down the mall area with jewelry shops.

Initially, upon seeing it I thought of mom’s and dad’s marriage ring which they still wear up to now even they’ve been apart for quite few years already. Mom’s was a gold-made ring and she wears it on the left hand. It still shines like a new one. Yes, sparkling just exactly like everything back then where home was still filled with warm laughter and those days and nights were lovely and complete.

And I know, and I don’t forget that I promise my partner that one day I would give her that just like dad did to mom. Something that she’d like to wear or that’d symbolize my ever ardent feeling of love for her. I know that day is coming sooner and I couldn’t stand waiting.

But even before, us, Filipinos overseas in California, we still follow the Filipino way of life though it sometimes feels odd doing it in a place that tells you it’s not how we do it here. But I don’t care. I don’t want to spit at that tradition, that one thing that guided me to who and where I am now.

Well, for a fact, buying one is too early and my girl is left-handed unlike me whose right hand I think does the most things every day and always active physically. While her being left, as some say, is thought as character and belief represented.

With that I wonder how I would know if I am placing the ring at the correct finger or hand. I stumbled upon a little cute blog designed for married man and whatnot. It appeals to me so much that I’d itch to share you some of the learning I had.

For them, the little finger, the last in the series and we call it as a daily habit as pinky is a place for rings that represent family crests. But I don’t usually mind it before until I tried wearing one and got the feel of it as like the busiest or the flashiest. According to it, the pinky ring worn on the dominant hand is associated with intellect and excellent ability to express oneself. While those on the other, indicates strong intuition and a good listening skill.

The fourth finger which is customarily the married man finger as we all know has other meaning. Just like a ring worn on the right fourth finger signifies engagement, take of the pope’s ring, and not necessarily marriage, instead it is the left fourth finger which rings true for that statement. This also is the finger associated with the sun, creativity and beauty, and romantic relationships. And why is that it is known even long before as the commitment finger is because of the idea that was once thought to have an unbroken artery that leads straight to the heart, essentially creating a direct connection to the heart to signify an eternal bond.

When the ring is in the middle finger, it said that it is the slot for the first-time ring-wearers. And if it is your first time it feels like not that awkward at all. It would feel more comfortable. Expert, I mean here the blogger said that wearing in that particular finger says about structure, balance, conscience, and order.

Then the index which is our pointing finger is not just a finger we use when we are mad and want to point at person. A ring on this location denotes family status and symbolizes a deeper meaning like power, leadership and authority. On the other hand, worn on this part sometimes means marriage.

And lastly, the thumb finger which shows the sign of wealth or influence. Also a thumb ring worn on the active hand in the main hand indicates an assertive personality.

With all these things learned I hope that I could get some time to rethink which one is best for my left-hand partner.

DTSD brawl review

I know I am not much of an expert as even I didn’t have the luck to qualify for the brawl; here I have some of the most worthy sights I was able to observe during the tournament. I am sharing it to you to get an understanding of what the event is if ever you want to try out this battle soon.

Essentially, the event is composed of seven matches in total, four in the elimination round, two for the semi-finals and one for the final showdown.

The following tournament itinerary followed the first ever Downtown Showdown twitch tournament series of matches.

Round 1

Basically, this one was a short-lived fight between **Sidhe** and techknight that lasted for an approximately less than a minute. On the onset of the match, **Sidhe**’s aggressive stance stood out and proved to be a winning factor by placing a stock market which we know gives 30000 additional coins when used. The meringue hill which was also lay down afterwards provided her a population edge of about 75000 which is considered a decent start for anyone attempting to run for the race in population. While techknight constantly played on a bit of a mid-range quality by producing less offensive buildings. But **Sidhe** finished the match by buying out techknight’s HQ advancing her to the next fight.

Round 2

This seemed to be like a normal showdown with no outstanding moves observed among opponents that only consumed the normal showdown battle time of five minutes. At the end, it was Ryky who won the match.

Round 3

Ace and Piyo had a bit of gap in terms of level status. But this was not the thing in this match. Piyo started off by putting residential buildings following his city outermost boarders. This took much of his time building each, though was not a waste of time when completed as it gives population increase however, it is not an enormous offense to junk any opponent. While Ace, during that time wasn’t doing any good move to counter that Piyo’s progression. It was also notable that he accidentally put everything back in his storage. Then few moments later in the fight he ended up losing the battle.

Round 4

Kimme and Dennis fight was not much memorable. It’s a typical match between each other whose available skill set and strategy planning was sub par. But even that, Kimme moved forward to the next match. But at least both had put up a good fight.

Round 5

The fifth round brought back the excitement and thrill of the showdown. **Sidhe** backed in the showdown room initially founded a meringue hill to boost up her population. A very identical practice she employed in the first match against techknight. It was an instant 75000 increase of population for her city. Overpowering Ryky’s style of showdown, he was left far behind at the midterm breakdown. Allowing that sometime to cool down and think of another strategy, **Sidhe** once again made sure to take offense by creating a dojo building to cook some attackers. Kung fu kids were rapidly produced and eyed important buildings to destroy. Later on the match, a buy-out was performed and victory went in favor of **Sidhe**.

Round 6

As semi-finals continued, Kimme for the win reused similar winning approach to combat Piyo who later on lost the match unexpectedly. This proved Kimme’s attacking scheme was effective for a match of two or three. This made him progressed to the finals to fight **Sidhe**.

Round 7

Kimme and **Sidhe** seemed to have used analogous tactics to battle out each other. The two, both dropped meringue hill for population lift, followed by a stock market to gain coins – most probably for the same result he previously hoped. Here with my friends watching it called this a meringue hill showdown. But it was **Sidhe** who first initiated a buy-out of HQ. Surprisingly, in just a matter of second it was bought successful and the match ended up with so much screams from us accessing the live twitch broadcast. The showdown trophy went in favor of **Sidhe** and the brawl closed.

All in all, it was an eventful showdown among participants. I know it would be more exciting in the next brawl showdown coming up at the mid of the May.

DTSD psychology of colors

Hello there! I am back, and with this obsession, I choose to take it to a whole new level of inhaling through its addictive coloring elements. Have I ever told you before that I am very fond of staring at colors because they are lovely to look at. Colors give me a space from the massive black and white universe covering my life. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a loner nor has been battered by problems, it’s just I take colors seriously from its vividness to sharpness, contrast to vibrance.

You know that game Downtown showdown which I’ve been losing my time with over a month now has colored my gaming experience? I don’t know how it happened or what it did to me. All I’ve now is the passion to play and replay and replay it again. Ooops! I sound repetitive there! lol

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By just looking at it, we could quickly isolate and understand that its prevalent color theme from the excess is none other than the hue of the sky, the blood of the crowned, which is blue but is partly painted with assortments of its lighter and darker shades. Do you know that blue signifies intellectuality?

According to experts, it is the color of the mind so it affects us mentally, while soothes us on the inside. Perhaps, this is that element that makes me addicted to it playing. Well that maybe the reason, too, behind why downtown showdown is created. I supposed, it’s for highly intellectually processing minds. So if you’re one among playing it, you got to be so proud.

Essentially the game requires critical analysis of the current city situation to produce strategies or plans in junking your opponent in terms of coins, land area, flag or base buy-outs in a showdown.

It’s a game for the strategists and the planner.

Moving forward, let us take a deeper look at how Bill and Zach are portrayed in the game. For you, non-communicatively meticulous, you might mistake the element such as color used in neither the hair nor the clothes they worn.

Just going back to the above image, Zach wears more of darker hues like black. This would mean that him as an IT industrialist is reflected as sophisticated, glamorous and emotionally safety. I won’t delve more to that as it speaks for itself already. If you are under Zach Company you’ll notice it.

Well, Bill as a real estate tycoon has a yellow hair, blue outer and white inner piece. As a matter of fact, in here, Bill is viewed as an optimistic and confident real estate magnate. The blue suggests an intellectual adeptness. That may be the reason behind his successes.

Not just the characters which denote meaning. For instance, the text Showdown in brightly gradient blue means efficiency and intelligence. So that indicates when doing showdown, it requires the mentioned skill win a match.

While the text Showdown in color orange signifies physical comfort, passion and security. That’s the reason why playing this does not make you addicted it just makes you feel like that, but int reality it relaxes you to feel at ease.

So dare to give it a try? Feel good every day by playing it.

The 2016 Philippine presidential debate

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2016 Philippine presidentiables

I just watched the replay from here in California and I absolutely have no comment. Until I rethink it again, and once again.

Ever since family moved out from the Philippines, I never, even just once in my life missed any worthy news back there. Though, am not really satisfied nor happy with the turn-outs of things lately, be it from politics, economics, crimes, or general news, nothing, as in nothing in totality has clearly changed for the better or at least has improved the way Filipino live their lives and reach them  at the hem of a shattering society. While saddest part is that my relatives and fellow Filipinos are left still stuck at the middle of storm gusts and roaring waves in a ship by the sea of threatening destabilization.

And two or three weeks more the election is drawing near in the soil of the nation I called The Promise Land. The scene from atop the clouds would view the Philippines with long line of black dots moving from side to side. There would be a coming of massive changes in the government. A lot of revamp, recall, and call to work might be expected to round and shake the hierarchy. But are people really ready to embrace a new system?

In the last debate for the presidency held yesterday, of course Philippine time, it was a crystal-clear point by point thought revolution that was unbelievably coming out from five popular heads in the country. But these are not ordinary heads you meet on the street or hide under pants. This as hoped should look like a showdown of thoughts to provoke the birth of other useful thoughts. Thoughts that are workable to the setting of current Philippine situation. We can’t deny that this country is ridden with corruption, public trust disobedience and graft that keep on propagating officials who are suffering from idiotic practice of the mentioned.

Well, the game of the debate is similar to build, attack, and win strategy. All of them start with building a ground from where to plant or inject into human minds what they think is feasible and beneficial to their very lives and would do much to them in return. And once they’ve already washed the brains out with its rational side, they would attack, by attacking you or the opponent in the most vulnerable part of his being human. And that’s where they win the fight either by demolition of who they are and what they are.

It is actually not new in a third world country that has nothing to offer in a sphere of countries doing showdown against other countries. Take the case between Russia and the America, America and the Middle East Countries and others.

Winning the right person for a seat as the elect is equal to building the nation, the town, the city up one step the ladder. But we didn’t have that in the debate. We didn’t have that one person to choose. Their showdown seems to be only for the few, and not for the masses that should be the center of all their objectives.

For instance, that pony-tailed woman in full white. She was the princess of the King and her mother was a nobody, but she quickly ascended to the throne of celebrity elites as she grew up. While being a foundling in the 60’s, she succeeded as a senator for the first three-term and got the nerve to campaign for the highest land honor in the country, is playing safe in all her answers in the debate like you only get the juice without the flesh.

But her opponent, who sits as an international judge at 70, is seemingly weak and fragile now, still with the harsh-frank voice of a declaiming 25. She answered so well in the perspective of model governance but clearly got no idea of how is the goal attainable in the span of six years.

A hand was raised. A yellow man went up to the stage while multitudes of fake shouters and screamers filled the area with their screams. The man looks intelligent, mannered and well-prepared. But there is no clarity in the direction of his goals. He quite knows well for a fact the situation of the nation but lack better resolution for the cases being faced at hand.

While the rests are just the same heads talking and barking similar thoughts.

I’m not gonna talk about all of them here.

It’s quite frustrating to realize that they didn’t even cover a good ground excellence, medals to earn for respect nor a flag of success. All their bases are bought out by their financiers so we cannot hope from them to at least give us out the benefits of the coins we pay for our taxes.

All in all, a real showdown existed only in the title and not in the full body of this show.

The battery for life

As daily users of smartphones, we consume at the very least a 5 to 6 hours of continuous, non-stop battery power consumption without knowing how it would adversely affect its charging capacity in every recharge we do to return the lost energy to run again our cellular phones.

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Man holding a cellular phone

Things, such as battery is one of the primary considerations we think and even rethink before buying a new smartphone and it is clearly seen from the influx of newly produced phones carrying a minimum of 2500 mAh, a mile deviation from the usual 1500 in the early years. A reason behind this meticulous selection is in part due to our obnoxious gaming behavior. Apart from abusing the camera for taking selfie shots, games share an optimum portion in the pie of our average smartphone routine.

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A draining android phone battery

But if you are looking for a phone that discharges slow as a snail, I bet you wouldn’t find any in the market as of today as the lithium-ion batteries are still there to continue to falsely live up to our expectation and remain the only viable option we can afford so far.

Presently, the 20th century is lucky enough to have given birth to persevere scientists who are insanely in-love in the pursuit of making our everyday problems, works and options resolvable, simpler and less hassle.

The latest discovery of researchers and scientists at the University of California, Irvine published their encounter with a possible solution, which would extend battery life cycle from fast decaying, in ACS Energy Letters.

They have been observing in the past years until now if nanowire technology would yield battery life improvement and longevity. Nanowire is tremendously thin strand thinner than human hair which can hold charges. It is evidently found that energy can enter and pass through these wires and is chargeable in a hundred of thousands of times repeatable. If successfully invented, replacing our old batteries would never be a choice anymore.

With this impressive event happening right in front of our senses, this marks as an achievement toward an era of better powered community. The usage of nanowired-battery-run home appliances, smartphones, and others would be such a millennial feat.

So I am really looking forward that this “would be accomplishment” rings true and would be useful for everyone in their everyday life.

With its advent, I am pretty sure that I am a little older by then, but I know my heart for gaming and my smartphone would still stay there. And even if that era where games hug a big part of my life has gone by, I would still sit on that couch in the sala playing Clash of Clans and Downtown Showdown.