Monday, 28 June 2010

#2: No House

The first real day of hanging out and spending dumb amounts of money. While the latter did not happen, I did have a chance to check out some of the luxury retailers. It's like, do I really want to spend a month's income on a Hermes bracelet? Sorta, but I haven't been to Hong Kong yet. What I did buy today instead were the complete DVD sets of Zeta Gundam, Gundam 0079, Rahxephon and Bokurano, and all for about AUD$70. A bargain if I ever saw one.

Buying stuff aside, the rest of the day was pretty neat. Motorcycle riders really have balls here; they drive up really close to cars. We went to a delightful restaurant for lunch, during which Dad had a dessert called 'Hassimah', which I'm pretty sure I had before. Apparently hassimah is actually frog spit, or phlegm, or glands or something. Frog something. Which I guess isn't so bad because it tastes good.

For dinner we went to a place called Noble House, but the 'BLE' in the neon sign were broken, resulting in us having dinner at a place called 'No House'. They had an interesting, very Western way of serving food up. Pictures in another entry when I can be bothered.

The sun sets really late here. I'm not used to it being light outside until like 7:30PM.

I'm also keeping a running tally of how many Louis Vuitton bags I see each day, based purely on the knowledge that everyone has LV. Knowledge.

Louis Vuitton bag count: 20

Sunday, 27 June 2010


Chilling in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong for the next few weeks. Well-deserved holidays are lovely, so prepare for all of that 'HERE IS MY PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED ON MY HOLIDAY' blog bullshit.

Touched down in Singapore for a couple of hours before jumping back on a plane to head over to Kuala Lumpur. It was a very short flight (under an hour), but the airport is so far from the city central and our hotel that it took around the same amount of time as our flight to get there.

The hotel is so goddamn pretty that when I staggered out of the cab half-asleep, I didn't know if it was really that nice or whether I was just crazy. Tip: It really is that nice. We're in a room facing this giant pair of buildings with this glass bridge joining it. It looks like a trip to walk on. Waking up really early in the morning and looking outside, I could barely see the top of the towers.

I haven't been shopping or anything yet, but stuff here seems super cheap so far. Chip and I ordered room service, and it cost less than AUD$30 for two giant plates of fruit, juice, hot drink, a plate of nasi lemak, grapefruit, muesli and a smoothie.

So far, so good.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

New layout

A new layout! How exciting. How fun.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Happy 5th Birthday, killer7

Happy 5th Birthday, killer7.

I remember when I first heard about it, it was an early prototype trailer as featured on a disc that came with CUBE magazine. And I distinctly remember thinking to myself that I would never, ever play that game. How wrong I was.

After reading and watching more of it, not to mention eventually playing it, I was captivated. It's a game that keeps me thinking, even now, discovering new things and trying to make sense of it all. I guess killer7 changed my life; it made me realise that games don't have to just be about blowing shit up.

It's also introduced me to some pretty cool people over at the SINdicate, like BTDO, Topdrunkee, Xed and Lisker.

So thank you, GHM and thank you, Suda, for bringing us this marvelous piece of work.