August.

•August 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

New stunt dlc to hit tonight.

Super hot, so much so I had chest pains 0n Sunday when out with bike.

Premier league kicks off soon….dunno why I am bothered Leeds are still in the Championship…hehe.

Olympics is about to start. Having millions of people go to Rio in the midst of the Zika virus and then return home to every respective country in the world is like the plot of a bad outbreak movie. I say bad because the writers would be like ‘Nah, that isn’t plausible, they wouldn’t hold an event in such circumstances’.

Thought about getting a new phone. Is society so fooled by marketing that people believe they need a 25,000nt / 600 pound phone just to get through daily life? My current phone is decent and can do everything I want but needs a new volume button. I was thinking…yeh maybe 8-10,000nt….But 25k…for what? Slightly faster with a slightly better camera inside. People believing they need the latest phone has pushed the prices beyond exorbitant……..I think I will endure a dodgy button until technology becomes cheap again.
What made the whole process worse was the wife had to say in the shop that he wants a phone that isn’t special at all ( a sure fire way to lose any interest from the staff)…and then they thumb thru a dusty manual and proffer ONE option at the back for 15k and say it isn’t in stock …….all the time slightly disgusted at the fact that I am not buying one for half a months wages. When in reality the guy that works there couldn’t even afford to buy any of the phones on show unless he signed his life away to some overpriced contract……in which the phone breaks long before you break even by how much you ‘save’.

Footy

Good luck to big Sam. I hope he can invoke the same spirit he had at Bolton. Because let’s be fair he hasn’t done that much since then really.

 Juventus can’t lose with this Pogba deal. 100 million and they say yes, they have 100mil. 100 mil and they say no, they have a player who is young, talented and can be sold at any time in the future for probably more.

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko hopes he can get a move to the Premier League after deciding he wants to leave St James’ Park.

….Good luck to the lad. I just hope he turns up for more than one game in five for his new club. 35 million for a player who rarely plays his potential. All I can assume is that most of the clubs in the hunt have very short memories and can’t remember past the France vs Portugal final.

Eleven sports to show the Premier league for the whole year for less than an hours wage?….Yes, please!

 

That’s all for now folks. Off for a Starbucks.

Birthday is nigh. 39!

•July 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I remember posting about my birthday waaaaay back on this thing. I made some comment about being 30 and how I felt old….lol. Oh, to be 30. This year I or should I say we are planning to have it on Paul Kemp’s balcony. Beer, burgers and sausages. Real western food…not a clam or veggie in sight hehe.

 

15 pizza in Taipei

•July 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Went out for pizza with Gareth, Paul and the wife. It serves solid pizza and great beer. The pizza isn’t super cheap but there are worse places. There is an outside area ( we couldn’t sit there though it felt like 38 degrees) . The beer is Warsteiner and another white beer by Primator. Some deals to be had also, such as Buy one get a small one and such. Then had a drink in a little Yak place and ended up in Piccolo. A very cool pub by the park near my old house on Leli. Had a chocolate stoute ( as did Gareth…lol he hated it)…and was stung for over 1000nt……Pricey. I guess the word craft in Taiwan equates to ‘let’s charge a ton’. Overall tho, it was a good night.

15 –

https://www.facebook.com/15fifteenpizza/

Piccolo –

https://www.facebook.com/piccoloparco

Mid-July in Taipei

•July 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Hot aye? Yeh, you guess it. We have now reached mid July. A time for typhoons, terrifying heat and time off. I say time off because my schedule takes dips and dives randomly over the summer period. The kids are hyper and can barely sit down at times. Any excess energy is burned between the few English classes they have and Chinese class is long forgotten with their uniforms. I do enjoy the summer ( apart from those sweaty nights).

I spend my time after school playing GTA as usual . Still chipping away at the Witcher and every now and again I dig out Rocket league for shits n giggles.

After discovering eleven sports while watching the Euros I plan to watch it every week now during the season. The Premier league package is an amazing 690nt a season…less than an hours wage! 3 Prem games, as well as other games and the FA cup. Great stuff.

I drink a lot of Starbucks over the summer period and I am addicted to the Red eye. Iced coffee of the day with an extra shot. Some of the sandwiches and Bucks are lacking still tho….yesterday the lettuce was brown.

My unborn babe is 18 weeks. Fingers crossed. I don’t like to write about it as I don’t want to curse it. Love you already xxx.

Still plugging away with my exercise even in the heat. That said I sit here at 12.22 hung over after drinking beer and watching the horror flick – Dark was the night. It was ok I suppose…not a bad atmos.

Beer. Recently I have burned thru all the Family Mart summer beers like Pilsner Urquell. I then moved onto the 7-11 summer beers ( Greene King and Hobgoblin)….I am not all the way back to Super Dry and Kirin hehe..oh and they do Sapporo Premium at Family mart also ( selected ones)……that is enough geeky talk about beer.

Still slowly reading the witcher. I really need some new reading material.

Birthday next week. Normally I am excited about the night out…..but this time I might keep it low key….39!!!!!! God. Drink in no4 park and stir fry I reckon.

That is all for now. Chow!

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•July 13, 2016 • 1 Comment

So here we are they are out. In all their glory :

  • Progen Tyrus – $2,550,000
  • Annis RE-7B – $2,475,000
  • Emperor ETR1 – $1,995,000
  • Lampadatti Tropos Rallye – $816,000
  • Obey Omnis – $701,000
  • Vapid Desert Raid – $695,000
  • Vapid Trophy Truck – $550,000
  • Grotti Brioso RA – $155,000
  • Western Gargoyle (bike) – $120,000
  • Nagasaki BF400 (bike) – $95,000
  • Declasse Burger Shot – Free
  • Capid Pisswasswer Dominator – Free
  • Bravado Redwood Gauntlet – Free

Don’t ask me how good they are just yet, I will have to get back to you. Hehe. Suffice to say I will try them all.

Race names :

Canyon Crossing | City Air | Downtown Loop | Duel | East Coast | Maze Bank Ascent | Nightlife | Over and Under | Plummet | Racing Alley | Rally | Splits | Threading the Needle | Trench I | Turbine | Vinewood Downhill

Premium race schedule :

  • Tuesday, July 12th: Maze Bank Ascent (Sports)
  • Wednesday, July 13th: Duel (Muscle)
  • Thursday, July 14th: Splits (New Vehicle – Brioso)
  • Friday, July 15th: Vinewood Downhill (Motorcycles)
  • Saturday, July 16th: Racing Alley (Sports)
  • Sunday, July 17th: Canyon Crossing (Super)
  • Monday, July 18th: Turbine (Off-road)

Currently watching – From Russia with love / Cunning stunts arrives on GTA V

•July 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Yeh, got a Bond flick on the TV. Me and wife got back from hospital for a checkup on her progress. I think all is good so far. Probably go for a bike ride later with Paul. For lunch I had a coastal cheese sandwich with onion.

Portugal won 2016 against all the odds. To be fair they were appalling. Winning one game in regular time. I feel for the French. But it does make me feel better about England’s crap performance.

Cunning stunts is about to land on GTA 5 later today. I get the feeling it is the last big hurrah for GTA 5 ( don’t quote me on this of course) . That said it looks like they have actually made an effort. I might even have to sell my Proto to clear some garage space and boost my dwindling cash supply…( down to 2.3m).

Details on Cunning stunts –

Basic details :

Stunt Races happen on a massive scale, towering above the Los Santos skyline or soaring between the treacherous blades of RON Alternates Windmill Farm. Vehicles tear upside-down through loops and tubes, launch off ramps with extra propulsion from speed strips, diverge and merge across multiple pathways, and speed through gigantic rings of fire in death-defying new Races.

The jumps, gaps, terrain, and obstacles in each Race are tailored to match the attributes of specific vehicle classes, including new Super cars, Sports cars and Motorbikes. And of course, racing livery-clad vehicles deserve appropriately tatted and dressed drivers, sporting new motocross gear, racing suits, helmets and a host of other additions. Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for full details when Cunning Stunts launches next Tuesday.

 

Vehicles

 

Friday off for typhoon

•July 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Stayed up super late last night as I knew it was a typhoon day off. I found myself strangely missing one of my classes. Not all obviously but one or two kids that I like hehe.

Typhoon chat yesterday :

Typhoon day. Perhaps 3-5 hours trapped in the house TOPS. So what happens hundreds of idiots pack the local stores like a nuclear war is about to strike and they need a years supply for their bunkers. I really don’t understand the mentality of people at times.

 

My take on the accidental firing of a missile by Taiwan that nearly started a world war :

If that missile had hit the corner of China say Xiamen. Then there is a very real possibility it could have caused a catastrophic retaliation. The mind boggles as to how it could happen and how there wasn’t an abort button. If it had hit China there is a very real chance that I wouldn’t be here to post this message.

Football chat

Yes, I am still reeling from the Euros and every now and again I post about England’s demise. Here are a collection of my thoughts from recently :

Initial comment post match –

I can’t blame one person in the England camp but I can have a stab at blaming a few so here goes –
Sterling – Woeful. Absolutely awful. His shooting passing and crossing were terrible. He didn’t beat a man all tournament. How can he be an inside forward if he can’t beat a man? How can he be a striker if he can’t finish? Lastly if he is regarded as a winger then how can he be a winger if he can’t cross?
Wilshere – He should not have been there. He is a good player but he was not fit at all.
Rooney – Had a decent couple of games, but he is no longer the talisman he was and doesn’t look captain material. If we are to move toward a new generation we have to phase out the old. Rooney was decent in the low pressure games but panicked and fired balls everywhere when under pressure.
Hart – He has been to blame for at least two goals. We don’t have anyone better but he could have stopped the second goal……again tho, it is hard to blame Hart for how crap we were as a unit.
I’d love to blame Hodgeson, but I am not even sure I can. England are a cursed team. On paper even the crap players like Sterling cost a packet…yet they do nothing.

On the upside

Walker and Rose were our most positive players. They and Dier came out of this tournament with positives.

Miscellaneous

I would like to have seen Barkley play a game or two.

In reaction to Icelandic comments :

I like how the Iceland players have said that we thought it would be a walk in the park. Lol, they don’t know us very well. Nothing is every a walk in the park for us and we know it. Indeed if the squad decided to take a walk in the park I am sure somehow we’d get beat at it.

 

Post France vs Iceland :

Looking at the way France took apart Iceland it makes me think what could have happened in an alternate reality. A reality where Hodgeson had matched the formations ( 442) and then said ‘ok lads go at em, give them no respect and treat this like a qualifier’. Indeed there is so much talk of England not respecting Iceland….I think the opposite. Given the way we froze against players the equivalent of 3rd tier in the league , it proved we gave them too MUCH respect. The only player who didn’t was a player who hasn’t had time to realise that when you don the England shirt you must play negative terrible stuff….and that was Rashford. Did France show respect when they surged forward for the fourth goal in the first half? ..I don’t think so. This is not a slight on Iceland at all. They deserved to beat us fair and square. But my point is it said more about our attitude than the Icelanders ability. The next manager needs to be able to get inside the heads of the players and tell them to wake up and get on with it and not to be afraid. A player who can still remember being on the pitch. My vote is for Eddie Howe.

Looking to the future with England :

So many ‘solutions’. By the pundits. I have watched every vid from : Kids not having respect, grass route problems, fear, tactically inept, no leaders. To say it’s just one of those problems is rash. I think there are a million factors and no one is quite sure why. I do think we need a manager that can remember being on the pitch and get inside their heads when they start to look like scared rabbits ( which happens when the pressure hits us in tournaments). On a personal note in regard to the Iceland game. Roy should have said when they ran out against Iceland ‘let’s play this like a qualifier or a Prem game…relax and get on with it’. There was talk of giving them no respect. We gave them TOO much respect, we were scared of losing.

Attitude? :

People say we are overrated and think too much of our team. We have beaten 3 of the 4 semi finalists recently. Our problem is how we perform in a tournament not how good we are on paper.

Leeds chat :

No offence to Bournemouth but Jesus…..Lewis Cook the best young talent in the Championship (and the Leeds team) lost to a team who are a hundredth the size of Leeds. I don’t even want to hear the fee I bet it’s like 1 million or something horrendous. If I hear the phrase ‘The Bournemouth wonderkid’ next season I will have to start taking out eyeballs. They better stack on some % buy-on fees and a buy back for when we hit the Prem.

 

Finally :

Anyway France beat Germany last night so onwards and upwards ….Lets hope France stuff Portugal. France have risen to the occasion and have been a treat to watch. Portugal on the other hand……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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