Get into character and battle your opponents in Cosplay chess. mikemol; Flickr
You can publicly declare your love for all your favourite characters – from Pikachu (Pokémon) and Astroboy, to Akira and Totoro, SMASH! is the place to be. Now in its 6th year, this one-day Japanese pop culture convention is a meet-up for artists, creators and fans, taking place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or animator, a Japanese pop-culture buff, into Cosplay, or just want to meet up with like-minded anime fans, SMASH! has something for everyone. (more…)
By now you’ve probably heard-of or seen The Avengers movie, Disney’s (via Marvel) newest multi-plex juggernaut based on a team of the world’s greatest superheroes defending the earth from an otherworldy evil. The film has thrilled audiences with a mix of action, pop-culture references and off-beat humour – none moreso than the ‘hidden’ post-credits scene that see The Avengers munching on Shawarma after defeating hoardes of crazed intergalactic demons – as you do!
That gave the team at Delivery Hero a thought – what would other superheroes eat to replenish after dispatching an arch-villain? Read on to find out…
Spiderman Let’s see. He’s a teenager, he rushes around corners all day and he wears a red & blue outfit. If I didn’t know any better I would guess that Peter Parker was born to be a pizza-delivery guy. After webslinging the bad-guys out of the picture I can just see Spider-Man chilling out with a few slices of Super Supreme Pizza and a side of Garlic Bread.
Wolverine Apart from the fact that he always has cutlery on-hand, Wolverine is a hard-living, heavy eating kind of guy. He works hard, he plays hard and he definitely needs to fill up on steak when he’s done doing what he does best. Make it a Sirloin Steak with a side of Creamy Mash and Peppercorn Sauce.
Wonder-Woman This one is a no-brainer. An Amazonian princess with a magical whip [Ed: pun removed], Wonder Woman lives healthy and eats healthy. I’m thinking plenty of greens and some protein – which leads me to believe that Wonder Woman is absolutely a Chicken Caesar Saladfan.
Superman I have a feeling that with all that Kryptonite stuff threatening to destroy his superhuman strength, Superman doesn’t really want anything green on his plate. He also has a stomach of steel, so we’re going to go with the hottest of the hot here – a fiery Beef Vindaloo Curryshould hit the spot.
Batman Dark. Brooding. Mysterious. This guys needs to lighten up – and maybe that’s why I get the feeling that he indulges the lighter side of his persona with a plate of Sushi. You simply can’t feel bad about having a handful of psychotic super-villains trying to destroy your home-town when you have things named Agedashi and Katsu dancing around on your plate can you?
Catwoman I’m initially inclined to say mouse here, but I actually think that Catwoman is more of a ‘curl up on the couch with a bowl of Laksa‘ kind of girl. Sure she’s sexy and dangerous, but when she’s finished toying with Batman my guess is that all she wants to do is take off all that leather, put her feet up, turn on the tv and watch reruns of CSI:New York. Am I right?
If you spent the whole day fighting crime and protecting the citizens of Earth, what would you order to re-energize?
You know after a long day at work, 90% of the time you just want to come home and have dinner appear from nowhere. Well unfortunately I didn’t get a letter when I turned 10 telling me I’m a wizard, so I’ve had to find alternatives to dinner with no effort.
So the answer? Take away!
Satay Chicken Skewers
But like everyone else I’m so bored of generic pizza delivery. Discovering Delivery Hero though has opened so many more options. I’m particularly partial to Asian cuisines. First appearances were great, the site runs smoothly and the design is modern and fun, making the only difficult part of the whole process trying to decide what to eat! (more…)
Our faithful Delivery Hero hit the beach with a third of the team to brush up on his skills.
In a bit of good old team building we headed to the south coast of New South Wales, set up camp and even saw a giant sting ray! With our instructor at hand, first up we practised the basic skills of getting up and standing on the board – on dryland.
Once we hit the water, Delivery Hero showed the rest of us how it was done, while Fabian had a rather unique experience. After falling off his board, he managed to haul himself back up and ride it sitting for 10 metres – the only catch was, he was going backwards!
Last night here at Delivery Hero we celebrated our first Christmas party as a company- officially kicking off the festive season and giving us the chance to celebrate the hard work and effort everybody has put in the last few months.
Christmas hats, canapés and cocktails were the order of the evening, but never missing a chance to stamp our own ‘Delivery Hero style’ on the night- the superhero costume was of course on hand for photo ops.
It was a fantastic night all round, the girls looked fantastic (as usual!) and some of the guys were even convinced into suiting-up for the occasion. And just to prove how awesome our team is- every single person was back in the office this morning getting stuck back into making sure our hungry customers are kept happy (with only a few more yawns).
As sappy as it sounds, the best present we got this Christmas is that Delivery Hero continues to grow from strength to strength thanks to the close team we have built and the efforts of every single dedicated person onboard-and we are just getting started! (Awww, group hug?)
Check out our photos- I mean seriously, have you ever seen a more awesome group of people!
One Delivery Hero customer was so impressed by our services that they felt they had to tell us in writing. Their enthusiastic letter was duly placed on the fridge providing us with some great motivation for the week:
Meanwhile, Roberto and Barbora honed their creativity by becoming filmmakers for the day and making a Delivery Hero youtube clip:
Finally, Xavier showed what a true superhero really looks like. I for one would like my food to be delivered by this man!
It’s no secret that we love this city. Especially when we start getting summery days like we have had over the weekend and Sydney starts to feel like the beachy, sunscreen-smelling, pavement sizzling city it is always meant to be.
The only problem is that sometimes we are up here in Delivery Hero headquarters working so hard we forget there are these beautiful days happening outside without us.
That’s when we think “wouldn’t it be great if we could work outside for the day.”
Well that’s exactly what we are doing!
We are taking Delivery Hero to the streets- letting people know who we are and putting some faces to our name.
And what better faces to have hitting the CBD than our street-team (Cameela, Tom and Christina) who had a great time last Friday getting their street marketing campaign on and taking more than a few photos with tourists, kids and adults alike!
Keep an eye out for them the next few weeks around the city and make sure you come and say Hi.
Even better- you can come and have your photo taken with our resident South American Superman (Ladies-he will also serenade you in Spanish if requested*) and you might find yourself up on our Facebook Page as our Hero of the Week.
Delivery Hero enables you hungry creatures out there to order super tasty food online, now! We have really easy payment options and a massive selection of cuisines to satisfy your ultimate food craving.
As a company, we are a fast paced startup located in the heart of Sydney, backed by an international network and years of experience, determined to lead the online food ordering platform in Australia.
We really enjoy hearing from our fellow Delivery Hero lovers, so please feel free to send us your questions, praise or a snapshot of you and your friends in your best Delivery Hero pose to:
matilda [at ]deliveryhero [dot] com [dot] au