Monthly Archives: July 2007

Handhelds and Co

Just a song from IMEEM to start. Anyway, today’s post shall be on games. To put is simply, humans cannot live without games, and it is also one of the basic neccessities of humans, other than food, drink and money.

A walk back into time, as I dug through the pile of antiques I had forsaken years ago. And guess what I found first, inclusive of ratings of these priceless articles.

Ah, the classic GameBoy. Without this, the DS Lite of today would have never been born, and I must say I feel honoured to possess such an ancient treasure, recovered from the depths of Junk Cavern. Big, bulky and brick-looking, not many peoplenobody would want to be seen walking with it today, except in very special circumstances. With its dot matrix screen and “Stereo” surround sound, it was considered one of the top-tier toys in 1996. And the birth of Super Mario Land only served to escalate its popularity. Coincidentally, 1996 was also the year which I got this “treasure” as a birthday present. The memories it brings back are..actually I forgot them; who knows what happens when you’re four? -.-
4 out of 5

Then, in 2000, I made a trip to Toys R Us and got this. According to the faded price tag, this fellow antique cost $29.90 =O. It’s supposed to be some Digimon portable, the Digivice. Sadly, it got thrown aside as I was raptured by the infinitely more appealing GameBoy.
1.5 out of 5

The first real advancement in technology emerged in the form of the original Playstation console, which IMO owns everything that follows considering its impact on gaming. Countless hours of my childhood was spent in front of this grey thing, what fun that was. However, it has since been forsaken for newer technology, and now as you can see, this beast lies dormant in its cave =/.
5 out of 5

Digivices are dumb. This lame device that forces you to shake it to play it will have you looking like a freshly-escaped Woodbridge patient(I’m sure you know who) instantly. Keep away at all costs.
1 out of 5

Unlike the old Digivice, this newer-edition model has a motion detector. Was quite fun as a novelty until I got the next one.
2.5 out of 5

The GameBoy takes a leaf from Pokemon’s book and comes out with the evolved GameBoy Color. Boasting vivid and never-before-seen(at the time)graphics, it was hugely popular with humans of all ages. This was also when the multi-game cartridges were invented, and a 128-in-1 could be had for just thirty dollars. Ah, what bliss…
4.5 out of 5

And the PSP. Free games for eternity.
4 out of 5

That said, today sucked. Can’t do a pull-up at all, hmm better go practice a bit.


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Incredible Tales

The birth of the newest Anti-dog movement on the web. Hesitate no more, visit whendogsattack now.

Now, moving on with the rest of today’s post, or should I say yesterday’s?

Delayed by two whole days due to a simple lack of funds, I missed out on the initial hype of the seventh Potter book. This left me feeling sore, thus I follow in the way of the dieting Samuel and saved 6 dollars over the past couple of days. Fat wallet in hand, I stepped onto the 359 Townslink bus, and began the journey of a lifetime.

Upon arriving at Tampines Mall, where my Mom had urged me to buy it from so she could obtain her NTUC Linkpoints, I was immediately greeted by the sight of a bored-looking young male accompanied by his mother. Apparently they were watching Potter, and this inference was made on hearing the guy repeat two words “Stupid Potter”, a miraculous number of times. The conversation unfolded:

Guy: I don’t want watch Stupid Potter…
Mum(His mother, not mine): Buy ticket liao, must watch.
Guy: But Potter is stupid, only small kid go kai kai then watch one…
Mum: Then what you want to do
Guy: (Pointing to an object, which shall remain unknown for now)This!!!
Mum: Huh?? Why?
Guy: Because this is better than watching Stupid Potter
Mum: Maybe we could have this if not watching movie..
Guy:(Jabs angrily) I want this, this better than Stupid Potter!!
Mum: Dont siao
Guy: (Throws tantrum) I WANT THIS!!!!!!!
Mum: ZZZ ok(the two of them then walk into the establishment offering “this”)

And what is this object of great temptation?
It’s an advertisement for Ajisen Ramen, how clever, comparing Potter to a bowl of noodles.

I finally got my Potter book, and took the 81 bus home where i opened it and read it without any further delay. Now reading…

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Advertising for a Noble Cause

As you already may or may not have noticed, there is an advertisement script known as NuffNang at the bottom right corner of my page. Now here’s how it works. Nuffnang will record visits and pay me money according to the number of blog visits per day. So, please visit this blog more often to ensure that my wallet never goes empty. It is also desirable that you encourage your peers to pay a visit to this site. Therefore, I strongly urge all of you to take some time off your mundane lives and journey here for a moment. After all, money is joy you know?

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The Chapter of Currency

You know it by its many aliases. Mesos in Maple, Gold in WarCraft and Neopoints in Neopets, money has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Simply put, for man to live, money has to be spent whether you like it or not. An exception to this point might be Looly, who has been known to live on the sheer pleasure produced by hoarding a large amount of money. However, we are not Loolys, thus forking out some coins here and there is unavoidable. Money is the pre-requisite for most of our everyday items, such as prepaid cards, some Hello Panda as well as for providing the electricity to which this laptop runs on.

There seems to be no way to escape the insane rate at which our money is going down the loo(no pun intended), and with the recent GST hike, it seems our monetary troubles are only getting worse. Maple prepaids are up $0.20 from $10.50 to $10.70, bubble tea joints scattered around the heartlands are charging more for the tapioca pearls and even the school has considerately factored in the increased cost into the prices of their ice-cream, not that it matters since Gramps with the Honda motorbike cum ice-cream stall outside the school gate has mercifully tanked the extra amount, rendering the plans of the former-mentioned ice-cream stall moot.

Even the usually non-chalant Sekainome contributers have been feeling the pinch as of late due to their midnight movie rumblings. As a result, Sekainomikians have been forced to take drastic action in their resistance against high prices. Thus, for the next show, which happens to be Rush Hour 3, a 7.30pm slot seems to be the only option for now. Unless of course, Ehren wins his WCG Dota campaign, which also roughly translates to a worry-free movie experience. The same cannot be said for Loo, who has no possibility of qualifying for the WCG and thus has to resort to washing toilets to support his movie fund.

Speaking of movies, the 4 contributers of Sekainome recently went to catch Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix at the Golden Village Tampines movie complex. Having settled into their familiar L-row seats, they then patiently awaited the opening of the extravagantly promoted movie. However, they were in for a rude awakening of how much of a rip-off Potter was. The numerous deleted scenes left the Sekainomikians feeling as though Potter had just cast Expelliarmus on their wallets.
Fellow disgruntled movie patrons directly behind us also got fed up with the movie halfway and decided to exact their wrath on the weeny Sekainomikians sitting in front, all nine dollars and fifty cents of it, and I happened to fall asleep after Voldemort got fragged by Dumbledore. The stale popcorn did nothing to brighten up the dull atmosphere of the theatre, and the only ray of hope will be that Rush Hour 3 opening date.

Maplers such as myself have found a way to cope with the combined stress of money and schoolwork. Presenting, the Gachapon:

By spending $1.05 or 1,500 Maple Cash, the Gachapon machine will randomly dispense a Maple item. As all Gachapon machines are restocked overnight, 4 Maplers will be spamming their Gachapon tickets precisely at the stroke of midnight, after which some party quests will be done for some quick leveling. A spearman shall be born by this weekend, I assure you.

And to end, a video that was taken at E-zone by the stupid Looly. Commentary included, though it’s unlikely that it will make any sense seeing as the whole filming process was supervised by nothing else but the dumb Looly.

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The Sequel

Just 2 hours before watching Potty gave me no inspiration at all for a post. So there shall be another slack post completely on videos.

WWE Clip

Hilarious Paris Video

Naruto Opening

And by the way, Shang Bo has a blog. is the address.
Do visit it one day, and leave a tag.

Now time for Potty.

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Maple Sorrows

Damn. It’s hard to level in Maple Story you know. What’s more my bowman, a one-year old ShadowMilo is only at Level 18. Imagine later the training will be 100% Gee Gee. Thus, some new haxs, or training aids should be implemented; such as:

1)KS and heal
Players who KS a monster successfully will be able to fully restore all of their HP and MP. This is good if you have no money to buy potties.

2)Protection for the retards
Players who manage to press the F2 happy face ^_^ 1000 times will receive invulnerability for 1 day cause matties should not be bullied.

3)Something for the beginners
Since beginners are weak, it is time something is done to make them more usable. A new Ultra Beginner job should be introduced, with some special skills such as being able to steal mesos by pressing C near zfallensinz.

4)Da Lewt Hax
If all else fails, players in deep shit such as being trapped in a circle of banglabens can type /run_ownallhax to KO all monsters on screen. Oh my what fatty matty fun.

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Chronicles of Youtube

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