Year: 2012

Special Edition: Lego Shell Ferrari 30196 Review

Since I haven’t been able to get the 30190, I’ll review the minifig set of the Shell promo, the 30196 Ferrari Pit Crew. I must say, this promo set has the most value. Three minifigs for P180 at the most is a very, very good deal! The Polybag This set has 50 pieces, which is a lot considering this is a minifig set. Minifig parts Their accessories Instructions As expected from Lego Ferrari sets (and as seen in the minifig parts), this would require stickers on their torsos. Not using them would just make the minifigs “generic”. Sticker sheet My favorite piece here would be this one. I forget what it’s called (Erlenmeyer flask?) Reminds me of chemistry class Again, P180 for 3 minifigs is a good deal. Of course you have to gas up at least P1,500 of Shell fuel. The minifigs Ferrari Race Mechanic with jack Ferrari Refuelling Engineer with refuelling machine Shell Track Scientist and her chemicals The refuelling machine was the most “complicated” build, but the chemicals were the most intriguing …

Special Edition: Lego Shell Ferrari 30195 Review

Hope you guys enjoyed my first review of the Lego Shell Ferrari Promo sets, the 30191 Ferrari F1 Truck. Today, I’ll be reviewing the set I got for free for my guesting on Umagang Kay Ganda, the 30195 FXX. Polybag It’s got 56 pcs and the usual instructions and sticker sheet. The sticker sheet is a MUST if you want to be faithful to the FXX details. Instructions 56 pcs all in all You’re gonna need these, unfortunately. You’ll see this again in 30190 Same with the Ferrari F1 Truck promo set, it’s pretty much a 5-minute build. I ended up with 4 extra pcs. Halfway there Extra pieces (a 2×3 plate!?!?!) Now if you insist on not using the stickers, this is what you’ll end up with. Nothing like the real FXX No stickers. Could it be the Batmobile? Now, with the stickers, it’s pretty accurate considering its size and pc count What’s that at the back? Not as detailed as its big brother, the 8156, but it’s a pretty accurate representation of the FXX …

Special Edition: Lego Shell Ferrari 30191 Review

Aside from Jordan kicks, one other hobby I have is collecting Lego, particularly the Ferrari licensed sets. Officially, Lego hasn’t released a Ferrari licensed set since 2009… Until now. Shell has now come up with promotional Lego Ferrari sets wherein one can get a polybag for every P1,500 purchase of fuel for either P140 or P180, depending on what fuel one filled up with. Almost a week into the promotion, I managed to grab five (5) out of the seven (7) sets available, and I’ll first review the 30191 Scuderia Ferrari Truck. Polybag The set has 40 pcs, an instruction sheet, and one sticker sheet. Amazingly, this set has NO EXTRA pieces. Instructions Stickers All Parts There are 3 parts that intrigued me, all of which could be useful for future MOCs.  First, we have the 2 x 1 cheese slopes, 2 pcs in red, and 1 pc in light grey. 2×1 cheese slopes Then we have 2 pcs of 2 x 4 curved slopes. 2×4 curved slopes And lastly, a 1×4 arch 1×4 arch Now on to the build. The …

The Mind Museum

After months and months of asking, Jeff finally took me to The Mind Museum. We didn’t bring our camera because we know that our ever dependable Galaxy Nexus will do the job. Here are some of the photos. Still figuring out how to edit the video we took. The Mind Museum is in JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Ticket sells for Php600.00 for adults. I asked Jeff if he has discount or some perks for working for an Ayala company.  I read somewhere that for private school students, they only pay Php450.00 and Php150.00 for public school students. Canopy Plaza. Aedi, the talking robot. The moon! The husband trying this sound chair. Or whatever you call it. He looks so scared! Haha! RAWR! Giant flower. Balls. Can I take this home with me? Minus the bangaw, of course. Butanding. I suddenly missed Oslob. Big hand holding the ceiling. Coolness! Brainzzzz! The first printing press. Someone’s busy. What’s inside your shell? Read and be unique. Don’t throw it all away our rice, …

Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort

The day after our wedding, we flew to Cebu for our honeymoon. Jeff and I were excited that finally, all the stress is gone and we can now relax. We bought this trip from Deal Grocer in December 2011 for Php 15,500.00 for 3 days and 2 nights accommodation. We later discovered that the regular price is Php17,000 per head per night. Wow! We stayed in Sarrosa International Hotel in Mandaue City on the first night and we were picked up the next day. Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is in Oslob and it was a three hour drive from Cebu. It was a long trip! We later learned that it was easier if we landed in Dumaguete because it was just an hour away from Oslob. At least I was able to see Cebu City. Here are a few pictures that we took. The island was awesome. I told Jeff that we should come back. Sumilon Island from afar. The port in Oslob. The port in Sumilon.     Our villa for three days. The bedroom The bathroom. This is …

The J’s Are Hitched!

It was a great day. April 20, 2012 is when Jeff and I tied the knot. I am now officially Misis Tagle! Here are some of the photos that our photographer, Mot Rasay of Framed-Up Production took. Bungisngis. Fierce. Sweet. Nine West. Shoot. Poofy. Clumsy. Limo. Men in Black. Confetti. See that guy with the open mouth? That’s Mot. Very happy guy. Thank you, Mot for the awesome photos! Also, I will never forget to mention our awesome SDE also by Framed Up Production. Bong Fernandez did a greattttt job!