21 July 2014

Oh dear...

It's been a while since I last blogged, and here is the reason why (see photo). Well, one of the reasons anyway!
My daughter has discovered the joy of YouTube. And she has discovered some time back that she does not have to wait for her favourite TV shows as scheduled. All she needs to do is sit beside me and, with her cutest pleading eyes and voice, say 'Pocoyo please!' Sometimes her dialogue changes to 'Peppa Pig please!' With all her viewing am quite surprised that we haven't exceeded our  monthly internet limit yet!
I am actually typing this using the Blogger app on my phone. It's not too bad, but I am not exactly sure how this post will look like until it's published.Maybe I should get the old Windows XP desktop up and running again... most likely for me!

On the upside, this little distraction has given me an opportunity to check out my Twitter account. If you have an account, do follow me at @nickballesteros and I will be happy to reciprocate.

30 April 2014

Lego Mixels Electroids


Mixels are a new series for Lego this year, and I believe there is a tie-in series with Cartoon Network (their logo on the blister pack has given it away!).  Here in New Zealand, each pack costs $7.99 which is a good price (considering that the minifigs are $4.99 each).  And there's the occasional sale days which is usually a  20% deal or a buy-one-take-another-50%-off.

There are three sets in Series 1.

09 April 2014

In search of Emmet (part 2)

Because we really wanted to have an Emmet figure and 'failed' with the first batch of blind bags (though the set was really an awesome addition to our minifig collection), we decided to buy another half dozen and try our luck.

There were duplicates in this set though.  We got 2 President Businesses, another Larry the Barista, and the Panda Suit Guy.

Our new minifigs are as follows:

President Business
We haven't watched the movie yet (out on 17th April!) but we know that he is the bad guy in the movie.  His headpiece is unique and has 2 faces.  He has a mug for accessory and labeled 'Octan'.  He's got a nice suit for printing.  Actually, I think I have a suit of that colour too!


25 March 2014

Eighties songs that are not from the '80s

I adminit, I'm hopelessly stuck in the 80s.  I am so notoriously known for this that my friend would turn up the radio on the way to work in Manila on Fridays as one radio station plays 80s songs all day, and then he would ask me the title and artist of each song (I get most of it right!).  Here in Wellington, my friends also know this particular quirk of mine, but they do not mind listening (and singing!) to 80s songs while at our home.

But once in a while a song catches my ear that exudes an 80s vibe.  And I stop, and say, 'I've got to have that.'  I've bought a number of music CDs for that purpose, and I have amassed quite a number of CDs.  I left most of them back in the Philippines and I sorely miss them, but I plan to get all of these back.  There's something about the rhythm and tone of songs that take us back to a familiar time, and to me these are quite special in that way.

Here is a number of songs I would like to share with you.  Thank goodness for YouTube and its treasure trove of music videos!  8 songs that's not from the 80s, but sound like the 80s to enjoy!

Title: This used to be the future
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Album: Yes
Released: 2009


Not surprisingly, the Pet Shop Boys are still making great music long after the '80s.  I own a number of their albums and listened to 'Suburbia', 'What have I done to deserve this', and loads more of their songs... even the b-sides!  'This used to be the future' is my favourite song from 'Yes'.

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