Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Video games!!!

Got a pretty big video games haul this weekend! It's gonna keep me busy for quite some time!
Big video games haul

- Nintendo Wii U
- Nintendo 3DS XL
- 3DS Luigi's Mansion
- 3DS Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
- 3DS Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Wii U Lego City Undercover
- PS3 Kamen Rider Battride War

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My new ride

I've recently added a new hobby...and that is cycling! It all started when one of my coworkers convinced me to join Ride for Heart, which I did end up succumbing to since he lent me one of his bikes to ride with (haven't had a bike for like 10 years). I practiced with it by biking to work and back (~11km each way), it was exhausting, but exhilarating! I feel like I was a kid again when I biked. On Saturday, I biked 11km around the neighborhood and it was just so much fun! So on Sunday, I went to the local bike shop to check some bikes out, test rid a few of them, and ended up bringing this baby home!

New ride

It's a Trek 8.3 DS, dual-sport bike. It basically means it can do a bit of onroad and a bit of offroad, but is not perfect for either. The bike I borrowed from my coworker was a mountain bike, so it had fat knobby tires suited for offroading. However, riding with those tires on the pavement wasted a lot of energy. With my Trek now, it has narrower tires with less aggressive tread, and the wheels are slightly larger in diameter which  makes it roll much better than the mountain bike. I've already rode it about 25km so far and I love it! It's a great workout and there's just something about it that makes it so much fun. Unfortunately, it rained today so I couldn't ride to work. Looks like it's going to be raining for the next few days too which sucks since I can't wait to ride it again!

The Ride for Heart is coming up on June 2 (only 2 more weeks of training left!). I am doing the 50km ride along with several of my friends at work. The ride is happening on the highway in downtown Toronto (it will be blocked for half the day I believe), so it's going to be a blast! I can't wait!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Black Gold Saw

Opened up this figma Black Gold Saw (TV Animated ver.) today, I've been waiting a long time for this release since I missed out on the original BGS figure and the price of that has soar up through the roof. Even though I got all but Black Gold Saw from the original series figure line, I have bought/preordered all the released/announced figures from the TV animation line as well. This is the only female figures line in my collection because they just look so badass!

The sculpt on this figma BGS is excellent! I am really amazed especially at the sculpt of her hands, they are these boney skeleton claws and each joint is detaily sculpted. A lot of her details include pointy bits and I really had to becareful when handling this figure because those parts were SHARP! This is a really cool figure and I can't wait for the rest of the cast to be released!  [Black Rock Shooter] Black Gold Saw
I like this freaky insane face haha  [Black Rock Shooter] Black Gold Saw [Black Rock Shooter] Black Gold Saw [Black Rock Shooter] Black Gold Saw

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Film Memories

Just received this set of pictures from my buddy, Thierry, from Taiwan. We went on the India trip in January together. Luckily he brought a cheap disposable film camera since we were reluctant to bring our more expensive gear on the Flying Fox zipline tour at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. But luckily the pictures turned out alright and we got some pictures to remember our crazy trip!

Me sailing across the canyon beside the fort, it was a lot higher than it's shown here.
Flying Fox Zipline Tour at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Me flying)

Thierry coming in...
Flying Fox Zipline Tour at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Flying Thierry)

Me again...someone failed at using the
Flying Fox Zipline Tour at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (me sailing)

My friend from work, Danny, coming in for the landing.
Flying Fox Zipline Tour at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Flying Danny)

Don't remember where this was taken though...
No idea where this was taken... Now I will always bring a disposable film camera with me on my trips!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sofubi Red King

Picked up this little guy cuz I was feeling nostalgic...5 points of articulation FTW!

Sofubi Red King