Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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Heh heh heh

March 13, 2014

Been AWOL for quite some times from here. Much has happened indeed, much has happened. Might finally be getting back at doing something with this place soon after this. For now, I’m kind of engrossed with finding something proper to do online. Anyway, I’ll probably resume reviewing stuffs soon.

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Busy days

July 27, 2012

The past semester felt short, the previous post felt like last week but the date obviously tells its been ages. Too much happened between then and now… I’ve (in non chronological order):

  1. (almost) completed my final semester in college.
  2. finally fried my PC of 6 years beyond repair.
  3. had to do most of my assignments without my main PC and access to my usual resources.
  4. patched up a spanking new PC with some reusable parts so I could concentrate the entire budget on a non-shitty mobo, gpu, processor and all those much more important stuff.
  5. The power company came and replaced our old analog power meter with a new digital meter.
  6. Our monthly electricity bill suddenly went from 115 a  month to 845 a month.
  7. ordered, received, started playing, and paused from playing To Heart 2 DX edition.
  8. started playing and quickly cleared several doujin games which my previous PC weren’t able to run at all, on the new PC.
  9. Dad got injured at work when everyone was away from home for several days. With a strike of luck I happen to have stayed back instead. So I alone ended up had to handle all those random things that ensues with a hospital stay. Paperwork, waiting in line, traveling back and forth to the hospital several times a day, those kinda things, right when I was in the middle of rushing to meet my assignments deadline.
  10. Everyone else got back. Dad got better.
  11. Got mails, calls and went for several company’s job recruitment; passed all assessments I came across, failed all interviews I came across.
  12. Participated in and completed a HR project with one of the Big Four audit firms.
  13. something else I can’t remember.

And now I’m studying for my finals next week… not without little distractions and desire to procrastinate, like how I’m actually taking my time to post a blog entry now of all times after so many months lol.

There will be another job interview some time after the exam in August, then I’ll probably also go for a graduation trip to somewhere my group have not decided on yet…

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Battleship

April 12, 2012

Went to watch Battleship at the cinemas with a friend today. When I first saw the trailer last year, with all the flashy hi-tech alien ships and all going boom bang, I thought it was yet another random sci-fi action flick – the animation style was also awfully familiar but then it eventually when I found out the Transformer guys were involved, all the excessive glass and gloss effect with the 3Ds and lens flare then made sense – the title then struck me, ‘Battleship’. Was it supposed to be based on that board game? The blindly shooting everywhere until you’ve killed everything game? ‘I don’t remember flying alien ships in that game’ was the first thing that came to my mind. Of course, I also eventually learn that it was indeed based on that game, and that it was another random sci-fi action flick.

Anyway, was somewhat entertaining enough. The eye candy was nice and I particularly liked the design for the alien ships and armor. However, there were too many filler scenes which were irrelevant to the whole plot progress. There was almost not relations to the original game as well besides that it involves ships and one particular scene where they and the enemy couldn’t see each other and had to rely on coordinates on a grid to attack. It’s also not very commendable story-wise, employing an ultra cliched worthless-arrogant-guy-who-always-get-into-trouble-but-eventually-grows-dependable-through-one-event-and-gets-the-girl formula. There was also many things which were unexplained (like why the aliens seem to target structures but not living things by default, wtf was that ‘flash back’ thing that happened when the guy touched the alien, etc). Besides those, there was also a certain part of the movie that I think is something of a disability empowerment message; which was out of place with the rest of the story and felt forced, not to mention that whole effort that guy did ultimately didn’t even contribute against the aliens as it was repaired almost immediately. In summary, it was weird here and there with obvious amateurism with direction but the alien ships were nice so it’s worth seeing if you like fancy spaceships lol. Oh right, speaking of the aliens, the aliens also seems to only have ONE kind of weapon on their ships – some self-drilling explosive projectiles that digs into enemies on contact – despite having such large and hi-tech looking ships… like… seriously… just one, lots of em’, but they are all just bulks of the same weapon… ok TWO, the other one was a launched deployable chain ball thing that does melee damage but most of the direct confrontations had them only spamming the former explosive projectiles. That particular aspect was weird.

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Hiya thar

March 29, 2012

This post should have been for yesterday but I fell asleep whilst resting on the bed and woke up at 5am the next day. That has been happening a lot lately, whenever I lie down on my bed anytime in the evening it would almost always be morning the next time I get up… my body must have reached its limits from my horribly messed up sleeping pattern. Anyway, I woke up slightly earlier than usual and got down to the city to pick up these:

(゜∀゜)

  • Puchi Hound 7
  • Fushigi na Somera-chan 1 & 2
  • Ai Mai Mi 1 & 2

As might be obvious, Fushigi na Somera-chan and Ai Mai Mi are both by the same artist, Choboraunyopomi (the most random pen name, ever). She is brilliant with what the Japanese call ‘chaos’ comedy and being utterly unpredictable, ignoring every convention of everything, and flaunting the criminally dangerous chemistry of extremely cute drawings with extremely ruthless content. Been a fan of her equally ridiculous uploads on Nico Nico Douga but didn’t until recently knew that she actually professionally produced manga as well, so I just couldn’t help it lol. Read Somera 1 so far and it was great.

As for the other matters regarding books, I’m done reading Maou na Ano Ko 2 and Hataraku Maou 3 lol. Didn’t make a post after neither of those because I fell asleep haha. Including Shakunetsu no Kobayakawa-san, now I have 3 novels in the backlog to post about… maybe I’ll dedicate one entire post for them one of these days. Anyway, I’m out of novels to read as of now. I’ve also placed another order for another batch of books last week so I should be going down to the city again very soon lol. The next novel won’t be until this batch.

Besides that, on the PS3 I’ve been playing Neptunia mk2 for the last week or two but its been kind of in a limbo right in front of the final dungeon. Haven’t really touched the PS3 at all the past few days from falling asleep and not being home. The gameplay is very much better this time compared to the first Neptunia and the jokes are more recent (Enoch, chuu ni byou, PSN hack, RROD, Wii shovelwave, Idolmaster 2, Madoka Magica, Steins;Gate, Hirano Aya, H0kuto no Ken, Death Crimson, Macross Frontier, Monster Hunter, Mizuki Nana, etc) compared to the first Neptunia which covered the whole console gaming history in general. The jokes are particularly hilarious this time if one is familiar with what’s been happening in Japan the past few years. Again, there were quite a few jokes that got lost in translation based on the Japanese voice over the English text. Mostly internet jokes. Like chuu ni byou (中二病) and Death Crimson. Was thinking about making a post listing out all the jokes in the game some day ago but that didn’t took flight as I got lazy, as usual.

Uh… that’s about it I guess.

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2011 in review

January 1, 2012

Same thing as last year. happy new years.


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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2011

December 31, 2011

…it passed by like nothing.

Seriously, of my two decade of life so far 2011 was definitely one that I felt most brief. Which can also mean it was a generally uneventful or uninteresting year. So anyway, it’s the last day of 2011 and I was thinking about taking a picture of the stuffs I bought in 2011. 2011 also marks the years of my light-novel boom which would explain the disproportionately large amount of light-novels compared to the other stuffs. There’s also White Knight Chronicles 2 and El Shaddai but those two aren’t with me right now.

Prudence in spending would be a fitting resolution for me during the new year.

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The fake end

December 19, 2011

Today was the first and last day of my exams where I had one in the morning at 8 and another around near noon at 11. Oh the struggle the past few days was, going out and around all over the places for group studies and all that. Now that that is over, I’ll have to proceed to working on that one assignment that’ll due within this week. I’m as good as having done nothing at all for that one. At least it’s just one assignment now.

Went to catch Mission Impossible Ghost Recon with a friend today in the new IMAX theater nearby, god that was expensive. I won’t deny the experience was ok but… god that was expensive lol. Also, not sure if it’s because of the nature of the show itself but all the motion blur effects from the fast action kind of undermined the picture clarity of IMAX so it’s kind of underwhelming in that sense. As for MI itself, I’ll say it was average. Somehow I just can’t help but feel unconvinced with the story; quite a few questionable areas here and there. Being an action film, the action itself was ok.