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October 2008 Archive (54 posts)

Five Moral Pillars of Martial Arts | Without controls, teaching a person a martial art is dangerous. That person, with just a little bit of training, immediately becomes a more dangerous member of society. Without proper restrictions placed on that student, it is possible that they may end up using their training ... (Martial Arts)
Paperweight Magazine Sale | Just a quick heads up if you happen to stay in the Strand/Somerset West area and are pretty fond of reading your foreign (read British) magazines. The Paperweight branch situated in Gants Plaza (right next to the Virgin Active gym that overlooks the N2) is ... (My Life)
We're Stable Captain | If you wondering why I no longer mention our fish tank here at home, never fear, the thing's still here. Actually, we haven't paid it much attention after that last devastating last Ick outbreak that killed of the large majority of our fish and left ... (My Life)
Fresh Delivery | Ooh, so with all the Terry Pratchett novels and comic books courtesy of the Gotham Comics bundles that Pick 'n Pay has brought in, I haven't gotten around to spending much of my 'free time' on manga as of late, one of those particular vices ... (Manga | My Life)
Review: Warriors Orochi | The evil Serpent King, the undefeatable and master of all Time and Space Orochi has landed upon our shores, ripping out the greatest warriors of our time and laying siege to the world as we know it. Only a few lieutenants remain unaligned to the ... (Games | My Reviews)
Angelic Layer is Up | So my quest to inundate Chantelle with anime until she finally succumbs to its inherit charms continues, following on from my successful Chobits campaign that I'm pleased to announce seemed to strike a cord with C as she watched the majority of the series on ... (Anime | My Life)
Stretching the Limit | So I, the 'king of cash' and vocal dissident of all things 'credit' have now too finally taken the plunge and taken possession of a shiny gold credit card from ABSA, those fellows always so overly eager to get you to part with you money ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
SingStar Fondue | Saturday night we had the pleasure of Retha and Miguel sleeping over the night (they were off on a shark cage diving expedition in Gansbaai yesterday), and in anticipation of their long overdue visit to our little Nagua Bay haven, we organised a big braai ... (My Life)
El Hombre is Born! | One colourful sombrero, one big poncho and a little restraint on the moustache shaving, and all of a sudden everyone's favourite hero is born, el Hombre the Hexican. Surprisingly enough, the costume shop next to the gym is pretty damn large inside. Imagine that.Ah, Halloween ... (General Nonsense)
Brief History to Basic Monkey Kung Fu | Basic Monkey Kung Fu (Hou Quan)Many of the Chinese martial arts take on aspects and traits of a particular animal. Monkey Kung Fu is one such martial art, which, as playful and comedic as it might look to the untrained eye, is in fact a ... (Martial Arts)
Oh to Sound Young Again | I'm itching to pick up a club again, seeing as I haven't done it in ages now, and just moer that little white ball into outer space. So on Wednesday morning I phoned up the Somerset West Vodacom Golf Village, the nearest driving range to ... (My Life)
A Little 'Chair'ity Please? | ROFL, but this one is simply too good not to share. Finance Portfolio Committee chair Nhlanhla Nene turns out NOT to be the most able chairperson around, as this clip from Tuesday morning's SABC2 Morning Live insert shows. Just watch his face - the man ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Marco Jetta! | Damn it, not again. So after a long and tiresome mall trip that involved picking up my shiny new golden credit card and traversing the entire length of Pick n' Pay for a full out grocery trip yesterday, I at last stepped out of their ... (My Life)
Sunday Morning Sex | Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95-year-old grandmother and comfort her.When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, 'He had a heart attack while we were making love ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Disabled Parents | If you've ever tried to do an ASP include using the following sort of input line, , on an IIS web server and you've come up short, the 500.100 error message you are most likely to receive will look something like this:Active Server Pages error ... (CodeUnit)
40-Inch Envy... in Pictures! | Aargh, the salt in the wound, it burns, it burns I tell you! Ryan sent through these pictures of Pop's new setup. Seems he took my advice after all and went out to buy the same flat pack TV display unit as what we have, ... (General Nonsense)
Chobits Success | Yay! My first outright 'Introduce Chantelle to anime' success! She has now successfully completed her first full length anime series ever, and thoroughly enjoyed it in the process! (Hell, if you watch five or six episodes in a row then you must be liking it!) The ... (Anime | My Reviews)
SingStar! | Ooh, now I've gone and done it. Just like Victor Frankenstein, I too have created the ultimate monster! :)So on Friday night Liz popped around to drop off her PlayStation 2 leftovers that had remained after they had broken into her flat last year and ... (Games | My Life)
I'm Back Bitch | Ah ha! It's been nearly a month of inactivity after being sidelined by the one sickness after the other, but I'm finally back. Last night saw me back at the gym for the first time in weeks, and man did it feel good to be ... (My Life)
Total Underdose | Oh noes!! Woe is me, woe is me. Waily, waily, waily...I got home a little while ago with the express purpose of shooting the night away by finally popping the Total Overdose game that I bought a couple of weeks ago in for the first ... (My Life)
40-Inch Envy | Had quite a nice Sunday actually. Slept in nice and late. Went to the mall to buy Chantelle a game. Looked for a pet store out in Stellenbosch, only to discover said pet store after it had already closed for the day. Went for a ... (My Life)
How's Your Spizzerinctum? | No seriously. How's your spizzerinctum today?Well mine is pretty good considering the awesomely relaxed weekend I've just come off of, I can certainly tell you that. And if you are still a little confused and currently feeling with your hand where you appendix should be ... (My Life)
At Your Service: The Finale | Finally it is done. And I am now flat broke.So the Jetta is finally back from its ordeal at Disa Auto Services, after having been dropped off in their care way back on Tuesday morning already. Originally I was meant to pick it up on ... (My Life)
Tackling Art? | Their signature fluorescent pink jersey has always been bad enough (though full marks for standing out from the crowd) and last season's light brown with turquoise stripes and pink flowers was certainly a bit of an eyesore, but this season's jersey of the ALWAYS trendy ... (Sport & Health)
Google Add URL | Have you created a website on the World Wide World? Are you afraid that no one will ever find it? Will it be forever lost in the great big darkness that is the Interwebs?Fear not little man. Just ask Google very nicely to spider it ... (Software & Sites)
In Zakumi's Defence | Well someone has to come to the rescue of the little guy. Sure our very own 2010 Zakumi leans towards the rather garish side, what with his bright green hair, big anime eyes and seemingly completely un-African look, you've got to admit - he is ... (Sport & Health)
Rogue Peeve | Yeah, believe it or not, I'm STILL playing Rogue Galaxy, and so far I'm still at the paltry 41 hour mark. How come is it taking you so long you ask? Well, for one I was keen to track down all the extra quarries and ... (Games)
At Your Service Quandary | Oh man, I felt so STUPID last night! What a blithering moron I can be sometimes!The problem started after I received a phone call late afternoon from the mechanic currently working on my car, to let me know of its progress. Now the car had ... (My Life)
Run Fatboy Run | Love. Commitment. Responsibility. There's nothing he can't run away from. Took out a really enjoyable DVD on Monday evening, a movie by the name of Run Fatboy Run, starring Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria in the lead roles. Basically the story revolves around one Dennis ... (My Reviews)
From Gotham | Already thoroughly impressed by the fact that I had been able to pick up the Chobits Volume 1 DVD from Pick 'n Pay of all places, I was needless to say even further impressed when walking through the aisle dealing with their paper products, I ... (Comic Books)
Lazy Sunday Afternoons | Right. Our mission is set. Our objectives are clear. Our parameters are established. This coming weekend it WILL be a potjie and Balderdash evening at Dean's. So it was discussed and hammered out during a thoroughly relaxed and enjoyable visit from Mr and Mrs Stapelberg ... (My Life)
The Great Wine Mystery | Ooh, we have a great wine mystery on our hands here at 45 Nagua Bay. Now we aren't particularly heavy drinkers, only really enjoying a glass of wine or two with our meals every now and then, but the other evening I decided to crack ... (My Life)
At Your Service: Update | And when I said fatter wallet, it would seem I meant it. Just got a phone call from the mechanic who listed everything that needs to be done to the car. It's a major service and there are a couple of major things that need ... (My Life)
At Your Service | Sigh, I'm taking my baby in for a good ol' service this morning - and I don't mean Chantelle.Jetta is now well and truly over the 200 000 kilometer mark - and is sounding it too. So Disa Automobile Services, here we come again. I ... (My Life)
Making Money... and Giving it Away Again | Wow, I've got to have the bestest-estest girlfriend in the whole wide world. Having just completed my longest book-reading streak in years, having wolfed down and devoured Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky AND Wintersmith in the matter of a ... (My Life)
The Visiting Professor | Nuts. On Friday Bart the Baboon was finally captured, putting to an end an entire week's worth of entertainment on the University of Cape Town upper campus.Most likely from the Tokai baboon troop, the rogue baboon had decided that UCT seemed the nicest spot to ... (General Nonsense)
Sunabozu (Desert Punk) | The future. Japan is a barren wasteland now and in the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a meager living in this unforgiving world of heat and sand, doing anything and everything just to survive. Handymen are the desert's jack of all trades and the ... (Anime | My Reviews)
The Breast Blonde Joke Ever! | For those of you who haven't YET caught the new Nandos advert on TV, this is for your benefit. Truly the guys in their marketing department have come up with some absolute gems over the years, and this one certainly ranks right up there with ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Lost! | *blink* *blink* Ag please Santa, can't I get a GPS for Christmas......because I bloody well need one!!!Seriously though, the more I age, the easier I get lost. Tuesday evening saw me head off to scope out Anime Mark's new pad in Somerset West (and trade ... (My Life)
Burntout | Man, I've been sick since the weekend, coughing and wheezing my way to what feels like an early grave, all of which equals a very grumpy and feeling sorry for himself Craig. So in an effort to lift the mood in the flat, Craig challenged ... (My Life)
Linked at Last | Now I must admit to having become a bit of a linkwhore myself, ever since becoming increasingly obsessed with attracting traffic to this little site of mine. I have however only recently noticed that I don't in fact return the favour, noting that the Simple ... (General Nonsense)
Frustrating Tits Everywhere | *Mm bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha* Read evil laugh I confess, it really is fun to mess with good, honest Google surfers looking for some wholesome Internet entertainment at the office during the day or late at night locked up in ... (Blogging)
Kino No Tabi: The Beautiful World | Kino No Tabi: The Beautiful World tells the story of Kino, a young traveler who seeks only to travel and encounter new countries, stopping at each no longer than three days in a row. Travelling on the trusty, talking motorcycle or 'motorrad' known as Hermes, ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Discovering New Lands Again | It's been ages since Chantelle and I have visited at Claire's flat in Newlands, so it was an easy choice to make when we learned that she had thrown a spanner into the works of our own plans for Sunday late afternoon's visit with the ... (My Life)
Xbox 360 Just Got Cheaper Again! | Nice! Microsoft released word today that they are lowering the estimated retail price (ERP) for the entire Xbox 360 range here in South Africa, with immediate effect. So your local shops should pretty soon be advertising the standard Xbox 360 which comes with a 60GB hard ... (Games)
MontRet Celebrations! | Saturday was party day, and after scurrying around to get everything set up at the Montgomery clan stronghold, it was time to sit back, absorb the agonizingly painful way Western Province was falling out of the Absa Currie Cup and wait for the guests to ... (My Life)
Smokie | Wow, the week really wound down nicely, with Thursday's day in the office cut nicely sort thanks to Kyle taking all the junior staff out to lunch at the Dias Tavern in Cape Town, probably to square things out seeing as Riethwaan, Luigi and Jason ... (My Reviews)
I Kissed a Nun and I Liked It | A cabbie picks up a nun.She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring.He replies: "I have a question to ask you but I don't want to offend you."She ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
The Bay Christian Family Church | Well it has been more than just a few months now since I've moved to Gordon's Bay and believe it or not, we STILL haven't managed to locate a church that we feel comfortable enough with in order to call it our new spiritual home. ... (My Life)
Negima!: Magister Negi Magi (Volume 7) | It's Training Time! After their adventures on a school trip to Kyoto, you'd think that Negi and his students would want to rest. But now that they're back at Mahora Academy, relaxation is pretty low on the list! First there are Asuna's dreams, which hint ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Rogue Path | Aargh, frustrating! I'm enjoying Rogue Galaxy, really I am. It has a good story, nice graphics and enjoyable real-time combat mechanics for essentially a RPG title, though I must say it leans quite a bit towards the easy side. Of course, this is something I'm ... (Games)
That's Mr Coco to You | Shame, yesterday I inflicted upon my two kitties the very punishment that you would only ever wish upon your worst enemy, a trip to the vet for a bit of a snip snip and some tube tying. We'd done some shopping around and eventually settled on ... (My Life)
Basket Case | You know, you would really think cats are smarter than this. So every time I pull the two, brightly coloured plastic picnic baskets out of the cupboard and plonk them down on the floor, it spells something bad for the kitties. These baskets represent travelling ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Bus Gamer | There is a game known only as the Bus Game, essentially an illegal street fighting tournament in which the ultimate prize is an almost unbelievably large sum of money. Teams of three are required and the rules are simple: to win, the away team needs ... (Anime | My Reviews)
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