The First Pinoy Produced Anime Series to be Shown on GMA 7

Launching stage for the newest anime to hit the country. It is the first ever Pinoy Produced Anime Series Barangay 143

Hello Sweeties!

I braved the rains and floods to attend what I consider a very important event in Philippine Television. This is the launching of Barangay 143 the first ever Filipino Produced Anime Series  co-produced between Synergy88, TV Asahi (Japan) and August Media Holdings (Singapore).

Starting this October anime lovers like myself will see the Pinoy anime series go on air on GMA 7 before Sunday Pina-Saya.

Street Ball Team Barangay 143 (photo credit: Barangay143 FB page)

The Story

Barangay 143 Street Ball Team Barangay 143 is a feel-good coming of age story of a young Korean boy whose search for his father brings him to the Philippines. Lost and desperate for answers, is here in this foreign land that he finds an unlikely family in a team of misfits whose only ambition is to bring glory to their hometown. It’s a story about love and family set against the action-packed world of street basketball, where the stakes are always high and life the biggest game you can win.

The brains behind Barangay 143 L to R: Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi; Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings; Jacqueline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Funder of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc; Joey Abacan, First Vice President, Program Management at GMA.

Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO, August Media Holdings said “Philippines has a vibrant TV and film industry with a rich culture of storytelling. Right from the onset we were determined develop the show right here so that it captures the essence of life in Manila. I am immensely proud of what we have finally created in Barangay 143”

Aside from the anime series itself, there is also the mobile game app Barangay 143 Street League which is already available on the Google Play Store for Android and the iOS App Store. The story in the mobile app is the prelude to the anime show, So if fan want to know how it all began they need to look into the game.

“Within the series, the comic strip and even the game we have tried to capture the real-life experiences of the Philippines through the art and the sounds.,” said Jackeline Chua, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Synergy88 Digital. “With Barangay 143 Street League we also created a unique experience that helps players compete with friends in cyberspace but get their wins rewarded in the real world.”

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Dragon Gadget Review: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

Amazon Fire 7 version 2017, 8G

Hello Sweeties,

It has been a long while since I posted. It has been a rather busy year for me, so my blog has been in hiatus for some time.   So on the last night of 2017 and close to 2018, I write about a gadget that I have been using for the past month, the Fire 7 or formerly the Kindle Fire.

The Fire 7 came in an envelope, not really a box

I love reading, one of the reasons why I got a tablet was because I had this inane tendency to read 3 -4 book titles at the same time. It’s hard to lug around so many books on my way to work. (I also have this bad habit to reading while traveling – kids don’t try this, you will damage your eye sight). I still love printed books mind you but for traveling I wanted a tablet.

I used to carry my iPad 2 a lot but It has become burdensome because of the weight since is 1.33 lbs. Almost as heavy as my Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition and I have no plans of carrying that book everyday since I live a commuters life of like 4 PUJ rides going to and 2 PUJ rides going home not to mention all the walking… so I wanted a lighter tablet to use. I was aiming to get another iPad Mini but alas it is too rich for my budget.

I started doing research on a reasonably priced tablet that would fit my book, manga, anime and movie addiction and I could also use to browse and check out my social media apps and most of all it has to be light.

Fire 7 plugs and buttons

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