You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart by Love Händel

Two days from now, the first Phineas and Ferb original movie will be aired in Asia thru Disney Channel Asia. And as a mere coincidence, a have this LSS that I can’t get out of my head for days now, which gets me humming with unintelligible lyrics. The song that I’m talking about is “You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart” performed by the fictional band from Phineas and Ferb universe, Love Händel, in which i. It’s weird since the tune just popped out of nowhere, considering that I haven’t heard the song for a few weeks. The song appeared in a P&F episode, “Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together.”

The song talks about how a certain girl(?) made him fall in love with her even though he tries not to get too close to her. It’s how someone can unsuspectingly fall in love with a person in an unsuspecting manner. The song is a power ballad, a genre popular in the mid-70’s to around early 90’s. “You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart” is a melodic, slow-tempo song that conveys a powerful melancholic feeling, backed up with a distinctive soft, clean guitar tone on the verses and emotional overdriven guitar solos, characterized by long sustained notes and bends in the upper part of the fretboard. If you look at the lyrics, there’s a bit of humor in it, like most P&F songs. But if you look more closely, the song’s lyrics did not depend solely on the episode’s plot, which can make the song stand on its own and can be marketed even without the P&F brand. The melody is very catchy and can easily burn deep within your memory, as proven by my LSS thingy.

And the video below is from the actual episode. Enjoy!


You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart
by Love Händel

I should’ve known from how I felt when we were together
And even more when we were apart
You tiptoed in and you got under my skin
You snuck your way right into my heart

I put up barriers to shield my emotions
A wall that you could never break apart
But like a ninja of love rappelling down from above
You snuck your way right into my heart

Oh yeah
(C’mon everybody, let me hear ya!)
Nah Na Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Nah
You snuck your way right into my heart!
Nah Na Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Nah

(Goodnight, Tri-State Area!)

5 Centimeters Per Second to be Released on International Blu-ray Version

Good news for Makoto Shinkai fans! Comix Wave Films will release 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル) on Global Blu-ray version on November 11, 2011. The blu-ray version will contain both Japanese and English audio and will be sold for ¥6,825 or $89.03. It is not directly stated, but I think the English dub used is the newer Bang Zoom! dub and not the ADV dub. Aside from the 2 audio tracks, it also features subtitles in Japanese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Arabic, totaling of 11 languages (now that’s what you call “international” version!).

According to an Anime News Network article, the blu-ray will include bonus extras including two of Shinkai’s earlier works, She and Her Cat and Voices of a Distant Star both in Standard Definition, well I think it’s because these two are originally formatted in SD and still haven’t been ported to an HD version. Also included in the extras is an abridged version of an earlier interview of Makoto Shinkai from the DVD/DVD Box of the film.

Here are the specs of the Blu-ray from

5 Centimeters per Second: Global Edition
Makoto Shinkai’s masterpiece on Blu-ray with 11 subtitles!

<5 Centimeters per Second>
Audio: Japanese, English
Subtitle: Japanese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic
(The contents of the film have no change)

Special Features
Audio: Japanese/Subtitle: Japanese, English
Audio: Japanese (voice actor version), English/Subtitle: Japanese, English
(5min version)
Audio: Japanese/Subtitle: English
(Special features are all in SD size.)
(The interview is abridged version of the content on DVD/DVD BOX of the film.)

*Region free/NTSC

[Via Crunchyroll, Anime News Network]

Oh! Pa Ra Sa Ta U Wa Yeah!

It’s just recently that I’ve watched Nestle Philippines’ Kasambuhay Habambuhay Short Film Anthology. I know it’s been almost a month since it premiered, but it’s just recently that I found time to watch them. As with my previous Nestea Commercial entries, this short film deserves to be viewed with respect to the previous TVCs as a continuation of the whole Nicos-Mattina story arc. Actually I was expecting a continuation of their story upon first hearing about Nestle’s short film of their products, and guess what, I was right. The plot already has a background story with a significant cult following, and this just what those fans need.

In the short film, more is revealed about the family, the most noticeable is that their surnames are finally revealed, they are the Clemente family. The siblings, Nicos is the eldest, who is madly in love with Matinna. Ashia(?) is the only girl and seems like a typical teenage girl and Gio, the youngest is like the geeky type. The names of the father and mother are not explicitly said in the short film, but according to the film credits they are Daddy Emil and Mommy Sandy. This time, the father had more lines and screen time than usual plus a chance to showcase his singing prowess with a bit of slang (“…Bawat titik ay iyong isa-puso…“), and now I’m sure his fan base will increase a bit.

The short film is themed like a musical. With majority of the screen time dedicated to the singing and a little dance performance of the cast. The main theme of the song is an alphabet song (Abakada) about how to make a girl fall in love with you. The song reminds me of a folk song performed by the Philippine artist, Florante entitled Abakada. I feel the song is a little bit leaning on the corny and campy side, but nonetheless entertaining. The climax was a bit predictable, but it’s the running gag of the story.

Also there are little inconsistencies with the short film that contradicts with few minor details of the plot. One of them is the vehicle that they are using. In the short film, they are riding a Type 2 Volkswagen van, whereas in an earlier commercial, they have an SUV parked on their garage. I’m sure this was unintentional since the directors of the film and the TVC are different persons. Anyway, check this short film and treat it as a continuation of the previous TV Commercials.

Check the Weather Worldwide via Google Maps

It’s official, Google has now added Google Maps the functionality to see the weather worldwide. By fetching data from, Google Maps overlay a layer of the current weather condition with cloud coverage and temperature reading. It also shows if the area you are looking at is day or night just by looking at the icon of each place, whether a sun or a moon. By clicking an icon, additional weather information is shown like humidity, wind speed and direction and weather forecast for the next four days.

The weather data is shown for the weather stations across the globe. If your city has no weather data associated with it no matter how you zoom it in, it is likely that your city has no weather station and just opt to check your weather thru the nearest location. Google didn’t specify how long the data is updated, but it is likely updated every hour. It sure is handy to see live weather thru Google Maps, but we should still rely on local weather bureaus for storm warning, just to be safe.

Information Made More Accessible with Google Related

Google has just released their new browser extension, Google related. This new extension shows you additional interesting and relevant information while browsing the web. In other words, it gives you related information about the web page you are currently viewing, hence the name Google Related. It’s primary purpose is to collate data from all over the web to assist you in information gathering whenever you need it. According to Google:

Google Related is a browsing assistant that offers interesting and useful content while you are browsing the web. For instance, if you’re browsing a page about a restaurant in San Francisco, Google Related will assist you by displaying useful information about this restaurant such as the location of the restaurant on a map, user reviews, related restaurants in the area, and other webpages related to San Francisco restaurants — all in one place.

This means, when you are browsing a webpage, let’s say about Angry Birds, the extension will appear below the page (like a floating toolbar) and gives you supplementary information all about the Angry Birds game. Currently, Google Related only returns related videos, related images, and related web pages.

Currently, this browser extension is available only for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Firefox will not be supported due to the recent announcement of Google regarding its priorities. To start using this great tool, simply install the plugin from the Chrome Web Store for Google Chrome, or install the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer.

I think it is a great tool especially for students who are cramming to get a research paper done before the deadline. There are some things that I should point out, first and foremost, the toolbar has a close button (see the [x] on the top left of the toolbar), but after I close the button, I don’t know how to reopen it without refreshing the page. The help link just points back to the Google Related page, which gives only a little information. At any rate, this toolbar is handy, but I’m not sure if I’ll be using this “mainstream” in the near future.