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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ONE LAST DAY

Tomorrow is the last day of 2009, a very transformational year for me. This year I changed my career from sales to SAP consulting, which, no doubt, was the right thing to do. With one more day to go, 2009 is the first year in my life where I was not hospitalized (I have sickle-cell anaemia), and for that I am thankful. It is also the year I faced my worst personal disaster, which is why I was away for a couple months.

Speaking of hiatus, look who's back at last. Welcome back Mr. Jaffe. It is always nice having you back.

One more thing I want to say is that I cannot wait to get my hands on my Japanese copy of Final Fantasy XIII later tonight. Till another post, take care of yourself and happy new year.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

POST-A-WEEK: HAPPINESS

"Happiness inside a bottle is what I need today."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Some of this weeks highlights:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

PHILANTHROPY

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy

Check out Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy movie by the creative minds at Hive Division.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Yesterday, I bought Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which should keep me busy till the release of what is shaping up into my GOTY to-be: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crank in Time. I will start and finish the single player campaign during my long weekend this week.

LittleBigPlanet PSP and GOTY Edition

A new age for PSP just started in the context of my gaming habits. I own two PSPs (a 1000 model and a 2000 model). I use the second while my little brother uses the first. With a flood of PSP games headed to PSN, now we can both enjoy the same game at the same time and even play together if the game allows it. This is like owning two copies of a game for the price of one. Owning a PS3 means we don't need to download a game twice since we use the PS3 as hub where we download each game once then simply copy it to our PSPs. The game stays on the PS3's HDD for any future needs. If you don't own a PS3, you could achieve the same using the free Media Manager or Media GO, also free, on your PC.

Monday, October 05, 2009

POST-A-WEEK: OCTOBER

There are several games coming out this month that I am interested in buying but I will only buy two:

I actually have been enjoying three games that I bought on the first of this month:

The games that will have to wait, and may get skipped, are:

SoulCalibur Broken Destiny

I am disappointed at the number of PSP games we got on PSN in PAL territories (the U.S. PS Store received over 100 PSP games in the last store update on Thursday). Regardless, I have been enjoying my PSP quite much lately. Every night I try to put some time into both SoulCalibur (playing Kratos exclusively) and Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo on PSP

I will admit that I bought Gran Turismo solely to jump-start Gran Turismo 5 when it comes out next year since you can transfer your cars but the game turned out great, especially the physics engine and the sense of speed. There are two things that bugged me about it though. One is that you cannot sell any of your cars. Two is that you don't have access to all car dealers any given moment but rather you can only buy from a select few dealers every virtual game day.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

POST-A-WEEK: BRIDA

Brida by Paulo Coelho

Instead of reading The Winner Stands Alone, I started reading Brida last week. Both novels are products of my favorite writer, Paulo Coelho.

Jenson Button

Shifting gear to the one sport I care about, Formula 1, where championship leader Jenson Button has increased his lead to 15 points in Singapore Grand Prix. The Button started 11th on the grid and was 5th to finish the race. With three more races to go, Jenson still has the highest chance of winning the title. Could he seal it next race in Japan by winning 5 points more than his team-mate and title-rival Rubens Barrichello?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

POST-A-WEEK: HOLIDAY

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is my favorite writer and his The Zahir novel of obsession is my favorite of his works. I have had his newest The Winner Stands Alone for a few months now but I have yet to read a single line from it. With a bit of luck, this will change soon as I intend to start and complete reading it during the Eid Fitr holiday (happy Eid everyone).

On another note, I had a weird dream a few days ago. I dreamed that MGS4 finally received its Trophy fix and it was just as I hoped: only related to MGS4 and not a single trophy was related to MGO.

Keeping the best for last, the Brawns are back as both drivers were on the podium in Monza (I guess sometimes you just need to press a Button). Four more races remain in this year's F1 calendar and Jenson has a lead of fourteen points ahead of his title-rival and teammate Rubens Barrichello. Only 11 days and four hours separate us from the next race in Singapore Grand Prix.

p.s. this is next week's post, only delivered to you a few days earlier because of the holiday.