Archive for September, 2009

Mysterious thing.

September 11, 2009

So it would seem that Michael and I received our respective parcels from hayatonka within a few days of each other, because today I arrived at work to find an EMS delivery sitting in the logistics area addressed to me.

Ewan said I was gonna chuckle heartily upon seeing the box my stuff was packed in, and he was right. Problem is, so did the rest of the office!

my t-top shades arrived from Japan. In this box. People got the wrong idea.


Gifts from Japan

September 11, 2009

A few days ago, I got a txt from my brother to tell me there was a courier delivery card at his place for an item that had failed to be delivered.  My curiosity peaked.  I wasn’t expecting anything, what the hell could it be!?

Later that day I got an email from Ewan (, the link on the top left column) to tell me he’d sent the last little die-cast I had bought a while ago, as well as a few other little goodies that I might enjoy, as a gift for the extra traffic his website has received from mine and from the people I’ve directed towards him.   I was of course, happy to help and expected not to receive such things in return so I was intrigued as to what they might actually be!

The next day (being I have been ill the last few) I scurried down to the CourierPost depot with the tracking number my brother had txt me and claimed my parcel from Japan, scurried back home and ripped it open to find many fine things, starting with the little die-cast I had almost forgotten about;

So official right now

So genuine right now.


Guess the Car

September 10, 2009

The last one was relatively successful and so I thought I’d try another.

Guess me!

Guess me!

Click it to see it larger.  I have comments on moderation now so I can give it a while and other peoples guessing won’t help anyone out, as such.  So!  Your thoughts!  Leave a comment.


Grilled Goodness

Grilled Goodness

All for the princely starting bid of 14800JPY, that’s about the same a replica 110GT-R grille would cost me and I know which I’d rather have.


So, guess what.

After a ferocious bidding war on on Saturday night, I bought it.  On the Sunday I made a phone-call to arrange a time for collection and then headed on the trip from Invercargill to Gore to buy it.  I arrived and backed up my huge trailer to the seller’s huge trailer and we moved the beast across.

From Austin...

From Austin... Nissan Nissan

These are the Dai’s of our Lives.  Lame Joke, I know. Anyway, once the transfer was completed and the little sucker was strapped to the trailer the journey home began (more…)