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Employee of the Month My Life 14 OCT 2010

Nice. One of the things Simon introduced at Touchwork after starting a couple of months ago as the Development Manager was the concept of the Employee of the Month award, basically a recognition of one singled out office dweller (generally of the Dev team) who receives a nice little gift from the company, usually a R200 gift voucher from Kalahari.net.

The good news is I managed to walk away with the prize for September (the second time I’ve come away with it), completely irrelevant to us developers because of course we ALL pretty much work our hardest at the company, but perfect timing for me because as you can imagine, the whole house buying thing has pretty much tied up all my cash, meaning I have absolutely no idea when last I actually bought something cool for myself!

So it goes without saying that I instantly hopped on Kalahari.net and selected some absolute classics in the form of good old animated DVDs to keep me entertained, two from the West and two from the East.

First up is the brilliant Superman: Doomsday which I have been itching to lay my hands on in DVD format for absolute ages now, while the second from the West is Dead Space: Downfall, a game-related sampling from Studio Roman that providing such excellent work in Dante’s Inferno. As for the two from the East, I picked up two bargain bin classics in the form of the original Blood: The Last Vampire and Street Fighter Alpha 2: Generations.

Cheesy I know, but man I am I looking forward to those sweet, sweet sounds of the footsteps of the deliveryman coming up our stairs once more!

It’s been a while you know! :P

Awaiting My Treasure My Life 22 SEP 2009

Hee hee, I haven’t purchased something for myself in absolute ages, and so before I could blink twice, Ryan and I put in a big order for fanboy goodies at Kalahari.net this morning and so I now eagerly await the arrival of my treasure in a week or two’s time! :)

And just what has this fanboy purchased then you may ask, why all of this! (for a measly R251.96 I might add :D)

Green Lantern First Flight Wonder Woman Batman Beyond Return of the Joker Batman and Superman The Movie Initial D Volume 5

Pretty nifty eh? :P

Fresh Delivery Manga | My Life 29 OCT 2008

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 that I just can’t seem to get enough of.

However, that is all set to change thanks to a welcome delivery at my house this morning from Berco Delivery Services. At last my hastily placed Kalahari.net order had arrived, and indeed, there was MUCH goodness inside.

(And just in time too, seeing as my home Internet just got capped, the first time ever since signing up with Telkom!)

First up is Deus Vitae volume 1 (by Takuya Fujima), the back slip of which reads: In the year 2068, the Brain Computer – built by humans to be the core of a machine-driven Earth – created Selenoids, androids with abilities far superior to man. They have, in turn, created a virtually perfect society, with only one flaw in need of elimination: humans! This is the story of Ash Ramy, one of the few surviving humans in the Revolution Organisation, bent on freeing Earth from Selenoid rule, and Lemiu Winslet, a Selenoid horrified by the inhumanity her race possesses. In a world of artificiality, is real love mankind’s last hope?

Next is The Candidate for Goddess volume 1 (by Yukiru Sugisaki), which reads: G.O.A. Wants YOU! One thousand years ago, four planetary systems were utterly destroyed by an alien force. Since then, humans have moved into space colonies and developed humanoid weapons known as Goddesses to defend their last remaining home planet. Five young boys are caught up in the drive to provide worthy pilots for the defence program and must learn to overcome their differences for their sake, and the sake of all mankind.

And lastly, A.I. Love You volume 1 (by Ken Akamatsu), the back slip of which reads: Behind every great man is a great artificial intelligence. Hitoshi Kobe is a poor student, a bad athlete and may be the unluckiest man alive… though he does have a knack for creating Artificial Intelligences. Number Thirty is Hitoshi’s favourite A.I. and the only girl he can talk to. If a freak accident can turn Thirty into a real girl, can Thirty turn Hitoshi into a real man?

Oh man, I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into these! :)

AI Love You1 Deus Vitae1 Candidate for Goddess1

Ooh, Nice Haul General Nonsense 09 AUG 2008

Ooh, the order I placed while trying to cheer myself up after the whole ‘shit with my work situation hit the fan’ finally arrived this week and boy am I happy – what a nice haul if I say so myself :)

Included in my parcel is: Jackie Chan’s Shanghai Knights, the animated Batman: Mystery Of Batwoman and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Gureko Nankin’s Imperfect Hero volume 1 manga and the Hulk: The Movie graphic novel.

And to make things even more perfect, Chantelle is working this weekend, giving me plenty of time to watch animated movies and read black and white manga without interruption. (Sorry babes, but I know you don’t enjoy this stuff!)

Ah, and in case you know me and are thinking that that seems like quite a bit of shopping for me, never fear, I got all of it at basement bargain prices! :)

Thanks Kalahari for actually being cheaper than Take 2 for a change.

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Bargain Hunter versus Common Sense My Life 05 JUN 2007

Damn my brother and Terrance to the pits of hell where the only sustenance they will receive would be ice-cream soft serves. My PS2 game collection has been expanding at an alarming rate, so much so that I’m buying new ones faster that what I can play through the old ones. So after my last purchase of Okami, I solemnly promised myself not to purchase another game until I’ve worked my way through my increasing backlog.

Obviously sensing this cosmic imbalance, Ryan contacted me today to inform me of the special being run on Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition from Take 2. I’ve wanted to own this game for ages, so it was extremely difficult to turn this down. Naturally I did of course because I’m such a strong person ;) However, my moment of glory was quickly dashed to ruin when Terrance contacted me regarding a special on Shadow of Colossus from Kalahari.net, one of the most awe-inspiring games ever to grace the PS2 console. And at R69 for one of the best games ever, I couldn’t withstand it. So shamefully I admit that I did give in on my solemn oath and duly placed my order for Shadow of the Colossus, but I promise this is the last time!

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P.S. Thanks a ton for alerting me to the special though Terrance I would really have kicked myself if I missed out!