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May 2014 – Affiliated with Paris Miki Inc., Japan’s largest optical chain store with more than 800 stores established in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, TAGAI is now launched as the newest top-of-the-line eyewear brand offering the best options in driving eyewear to the very meticulous consumers here in the Philippines. TAGAI comes from the Japanese character 互 which means “unity”. In Japanese, TAG = fold and AI = love.
TAGAI has been conceptualized based on the corporate philosophy that is founded on the principle of putting customers and their future first. Geared towards providing quality in the products offered to the market and with an assurance of straight-from-the-heart customer service given in excellence up to the point of after-sales, TAGAI’s product development team gives consumers a chance to once and for all get value for their money. Furthermore, a portion of our total sales will be used for charity support funds.
Men and women car drivers in the Philippines can now conquer the road not only with assurance in safety and reaching peak performance in driving by wearing TAGAI, the newest driving eyewear created using the latest in polarity technology. Designed to meet standard requirements for eye protection, visual aptitude optimization and performance enhancement for drivers’ especially professional auto racers while ensuring fashion and style, TAGAI’s product development team has been keen in each detail of this great innovation in both sports and casual eyewear. At the onset, TAGAI puts a spotlight on driving eyewear that gives anyone who is active with various day and night activities maximum eye protection, optimized use of visual aptitude and to cap it off, the guarantee of driving in fashion and style.
Fans of Kamui Kobayashi are in for a big surprise as Caterham’s Formula One driver soon announces to the public the launching of a new Japanese brand of driving eyewear – the TAGAI Alpha & Beta collection of driving glasses. Just in time for the opening of the Australian Grand Prix, avid followers of Japan’s ambassador of hope can now wear superior quality sunglasses with their favourite F1 racer’s name distinctively etched on each pair.
With this new Japanese line of eyewear, Kobayashi fans can once again give support to the Master Passer by getting a pair of these handmade designer sunglasses that were crafted to give ultimate eye protection to boost visual performance. Truly a fantastic gift from Kamui Kobayashi to all his loyal fans, these Kamui sunglasses will give the wearer a feel of the F1 fever with its casual and sporty designs that smoothly blends function with fashion. Carefully handcrafted using a 230-step meticulous process, each pair of Kamui sunglasses is an innovation
So, let the Formula One races begin for Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi! His moment has finally arrived and with the Australian Grand Prix just around the corner, the thrill has also set in as his fans await for the great Kobayashi comeback in Formula One along with breakthrough of Kamui sunglasses in the eyewear market.
Fans all over the globe most especially those from Japan relish 2014 Formula One as a historic comeback for Kamui Kobayashi. He has brought together his people to a great cause and have become relentless in pushing further to achieve his dream – to drive in Formula One. These and so much more have drawn men and women from different cultures to rally for the simple yet remarkable Kamui Kobayashi.
For supporters of Kamui Kobayashi, Formula One will never again be complete without him because this Japanese car racer has merged thrill and focus as well as audacity and humility in his exciting comeback to the racing circuit. In an interview earlier this year right after signing up with Caterham, he even recalled his dog, Alfred who was left under the care of a friend in Paris for he can no longer give ample time to take care of the canine. When he’s not too busy with F1 practice schedules, he also seems to always find time to capture fantastic views in photos, for example, a picture of an orange sky. Thus, Kobayashi’s followers and supporters daily check on Twitter or whatever official Kamui Kobayashi social network sites that they’ve signed up with to get the latest updates and even trivial stories about their well-loved Formula One racer.
Such is the love shown by fans of Kamui Kobayashi and it is becoming viral through the Internet as his life story and his well-rounded, inspiring persona touch people in so many ways. This year, as Formula One opens its gates to auto racing fansfrom all over the world, Kamui Kobayashi adds a new breed of auto racing enthusiasts who were drawn by his remarkable story in getting another shot in F1 despite hurdles that for most people seemed impossible to conquer.
In a nutshell, Japanese racer Kamui Kobayashi finds the idea of driving a GP2 car rather than his CT05 to be more competitive as a result of their performances right after two pre-season tests. Kobayashi’s fastest lap was 1m39.8s in the Bahrain test which is 4/10 of a second slower than last year’s GP2 pole at the same circuit.
Kamui Kobayashi has focused in his pursuit of helping Caterham get better speed for the entire pre-season test using Caterham’s car that is powered by Renault. Other teams powered by Renault are on the other hand focused in making their cars more reliable. For Kobayashi, it’s the speed that matters.
While most Renault-powered teams are focusing on making their cars reliable at the moment, Kobayashi is keen to help Caterham find some more speed at next week’s final pre-season test. As Kobayashi said, “Time is very limited, and we need to think about reliability, but also performance. We have to try as much as we can.” What Kobayashi is driving at is pushing for better team performance and not just bank on the car’s reliability.
It seems that our Japanese F1 bet has well-rounded and balanced ideas on how he can achieve his goals in driving for Caterham in 2014 Formula One. I strongly agree with him because machines will always be at the beck and call of its user-master. It’s still him who holds the wheel; it’s just like people ruing over their destinies, right?
Let me end this with a Kobayashi quote which I find to be said with rich underlying tones of a warrior’s fighting spirit: “I’m not just thinking about finishing the race, of course I also need performance…this year is the biggest chance for this team.”
Japanese F1 racer Kamui Kobayashi has his hands full this 2014. He has been up on his toes with all the test drives just before the Australian Grand Prix opens in March. Caterham’s car may not be the ideal car that Kobayashi has wished for and his fans may feel giddy about it. But, Kobayashi’s fans will never let go of their support for their auto racing idol. Whatever happens, Kamui Kobayashi has his fans to bank on. Kobayashi may end up as a model for driving glasses or a music mixer perhaps, his fans will still be thrilled.
Following the second pre-season test in Bahrain, Kamui Kobayashi’s best time was over six seconds slower compared to the pace set by Nioco Rosberg of Mercedes. We all know that Kobayashi is not in Formula One to simply finish races. He is looking for more potential and is working on so Caterham can catch up. It is important for Kobayashi that he can help boost his team’s performance and he considers that as his biggest challenge. He is very much hopeful because there are still numerous possibilities to improve their performance although he has openly expressed his concern that they are really off the pace.
So, I’d say that Kobayashi and his team are making good progress in the testing of the CT05 car. It may be cliché but there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, right? Keep on giving your best shot, Caterham. And, with Kamui Kobayashi’s fighting spirit at the helm, I know that there’s still a long way to go for Caterham in 2014 Formula One.
The 2014 F1 fanfare is about to start and I cannot stop but think of owning a Kamui F1 cap or a pair of Kamui Formula One sunglasses that I can proudly wear to welcome the season.
Kamui Kobayashi is a dedicated F1 driver who aims to always give his best when he’s in the grid. He does not even embrace a particular driving style. He seems to be a free spirit, I would say, in driving. He just drives using the best moves that he can think of at the spur-of-the-moment. When asked why he opted for Caterham, he even said that it didn’t have good results in 2013 but it was the factory and the people working there that impressed my Japanese F1 star. It was the dedication of the people at Caterham and how they seriously care for Formula One that got Kobayashi to sign up with the England-based team.
This made me believe in Kobayashi’s perceptions and sense of taste more than ever. He goes beyond the superficial. With that, I would want to be a true blue fan of his and buy anything that he endorses at F1.
We can hardly find real Formula One sunglasses in the market today. There are brands that have been household names but they’re not just what I thought of Formula One sunglasses or outdoor eyewear would be. Just like Kobayashi, it should be strong yet light and free.
Too bad, I haven’t heard anything yet of my favourite F1 car racer Kamui Kobayashi talk about an inclination in a particular product line of sunglasses. Though, I’d be glad to wait. It would be superb if Champion Kamui soon finds something for fans like me like a pair of F1 Kamui sunglasses perhaps or a sleek Kamui cap to match.
His daring overtakes in 2011 earned him the Master Passer name in Formula One but, for those who don’t know Kamui that well, he definitely has a funny side. He may be a little lost in translation as we see in his tweets but you can’t help but laugh whenever he goes like “my eyes are so small I can barely see the other cars” or as with his recent quote “I cannot see the nose”. This outstanding guy has a sushi master for a father and he was already into winning karting races when he was just nine years old. And, he lives to drive. So, now that he’s back in F1 driving for Caterham, he’s also back at cracking jokes as he seriously prepares for the thrill of his F1 races this year.
Recently, Caterham has rolled out Renault powered CT05 Formula One cars and Kamui Kobayashi expected a struggle for Renault even before the test. Champion Kamui said during the test in Jerez: “For the car I have to say I think initially it’s difficult to get any comparison with the other car because the system is not really correctly working. And, even when I compare with some other car, like 2012 for example, there’s not much to compare, this car is so much different. I have to say it’s not really far away for the feeling, I think we can do a lot of stuff.”
When Kamui Kobayashi was in the cockpit, he jokingly called the CT05 as Pinocchio probably because of the radically shaped nose that the car has which was almost flush with the leading edge of the front-wing resulting to no protrusion at all. That was when he dropped his funny line, “I cannot see the nose”. Life just gets funnier with Champion Kamui.