Draf Resolusi 2009

In random order "rojak"
1) Register gym, fit kan badan
2) Settle kan lesen keta, beli keta Myvi
3) Consistently bayar PTPTN
4) Changing the course of my work
5) Amek master, either oversea or not
6) Awek-less to awek-ful
7) Deco my crib
8) Travelling lagi
9) Another image makeover
10) Start saving!
11) Get rid of unappreciative friends & kill enemies
12) To be more generous and sharing

To do list:
Games - MySims, Starcraft 2, Diablo III, The Sims 3
Movies - Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging, Bedtime Stories, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 

Answering The Pictorial Tag

(This tag is from both Khaliff Faid and Achtung)
Do you think you're hot?
I'm both Hot and Cold (borrowing Kate Perry's song title). 
I can be as hot as the models on the runway and cold like the nerds and geeks and weirdos.
Upload your favourite pictures of yourself and why do you like that pictures
The first few pictures chronicled some of the monumental moments in my student's life.

my mum attended my Hari Kecemerlangan 2000. photo taken by my dad

modelling for KPZ Chinese New Year 2002. silly-willy

as lead role in theatre Ludin for Inter-College

MC MAKP 13 wearing baju pengantin lecturer

as the green casanova chorus for theatre Satu Lagi Kisah Cinta in MAKUM 2004. we won 3rd place

practical at Royal Malaysian Police HQ at Bukit Aman. the friendliest people you could ever met.

speech for MAKP 14 and won Best Student Award

speech for 30th UPM convocation

my last intervarsity debate at Institut Integriti Malaysia. we won 2nd place

the first and the last memorable official UPM debaters dinner

the day I turned 22nd. The Red Birthday Bash, inspired by my "red eye" illness.

me crushing Malam Gemilang Kinabalu despite us Sarawakians with Along (not in the picture)

The next batch of pictures are memorable moments with my closest friends

MC-ing the first underground SDV par-tay (and only two SDV pictures included here for obvious reason)

the last time all of SDV frontiers gathered (except traumatic Angah of course)

the fab four: Farhan, Boy, Kai and Zack at Genting June '07

Wadah Perdana generations: Kai, Achtung and Zuhaini

the brotherhood of travelling pants: Zoulz, Boy, Kai and Zack at Ulu Yam

one of the rare picture of me attending Boy's friend's wedding at Kuantan

me with attitude at Batu Hitam, Kuantan

one of the Uniquely Singapore 2008 set of pictures

me, taking a spiralling shot at you

posing Santa Faries

me trying to fix my love, the first PC
When was the last time you ate pizza?
Last few months at Pizza Hut Tesco Ampang with my family. (What's the need of this question actually?)
The last song you listened to?
Alif - Akan Tiba (Because it reminds me to slow down in search for love) (Again, typical tag question which felt disconnected with the other questions)
What are you doing right now besides this?
Reminiscing the chronicle of my life as I answer this pictorial tag.
What name would you prefer besides yours?
I have many names; Kaizar, Faries, Adam, Kai, Kyo, Radin, Odin, Eden, KM, Aerol, Deng, Andi.
Who are the next people you will tag and why?
None. So this chain tag would stop here. :)
p/s: If any of you have tagged me for the past few months, remind me back to answer them cos' I don't keep track with all the tags :)P

Mobile Mania is Back!

(Nokia N97 as revealed at Nokia World '08 in Barcelona)
After purchasing N96, I'm still torn apart between N96, N95 8GB and Samsung 8MP. Actually I do think N95 8GB is enough for me already. There's not much differences between both Nokia models. I don't really need that added 8GB anyway. But I'm not so sure about what I will do with the phone in the future but my previous phone doesn't store much data because I always keep uploading them into my PC. Even more, I like N95's unique-shape than the generic-looking N96. Apple iPhone anyone? I think if I want to go browsing I'll just either get iPod Touch or Asus EEE PC rather than having the so-so iPhone. Both are the best alternatives available for Internet on the go. How about some offerings from LG, Sony Ericsson or HTC? Perhaps some famous cell phones models from Gossip Girl? Oh how I can't really wait to trade N96 for N97 next year. Touch screen, slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, 32GB and hopefully 8MP with more camera tricks such as face detection, anti shake to make it one hell of camera-killer! And I dreamed Xenon flash too! Haha! OK, so maybe for the next N98 :P BTW, I'm so in love with N97!

Anyway, my N96 has replaced the need of digital camera (but I do think that a proper digicam is still very much in need. DSLR!), land line telephone (but of course!), portable gaming console (I think not because I still favor PSP, but thinking back about it, yeah, I already ditch my PSP sometimes ago), MP3 player (I still need my smallest iPod cos it doesn't drain the battery power away), GPS system (oooh, I still don't very much need this stuff. I was born a streetwise guy. Ooops!), calculator (to this I say, "Absolutely!". Who need to bring a hefty calculator in their pocket? Except if you are an engineer and calculator is like your lifeline!) and alarm clock (though I do think that a traditional alarm clock is still the best but I rely very much to my handphone's alarm clock to wake me up!). Do you sleep with your cell phone(s)?

Just because Gossip Girl is all about reading the famed blog, a good cell phone is a must for every characters to keep up-to-date. Most Gossip Girl characters favored LG brand as their cell phones. The golden goddess of Gossip Girl, Serena used iPhone only once that is in the first episode. She preferred to use slider models such as the blue LG Chocolate in the first season and black LG Venus in the second season before changing her cell phone to pink Samsung FlipShot in the last few episodes. (Noted that Georgina Sparks used pink LG Venus before) The social-strategist, Blair used LG eNV for both season, but different colors from orange to maroon. The budding couturier, Jenny used pink RAZR in the first season and white HTC Touch in the second season (HTC is the maker of the Google's Android phone, the G1) "The" Chuck replaced his Moto Q in the first season with LG Dare. Lonely boy Dan upgraded from RAZR 2 to LG Chocolate 3. Nate with the cool Samsung Glyde. All of them used Verizon phone service.

My current playlist: High School Musical 3 Cast - A Night To Remember, Leona Lewis - Run, Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine (reminds me of Serena van der Woodsen), Misha Omar - Cinta Adam & Hawa, Irwansyah - Ku Tunggu Jandamu, Raffi Ahmad & Ayushita - Jangan Bilang Tidak, Stacy - Gagap, Azura - Muara Sesalan, Bienda & Yasin - Jiwa Sengsara, Estranged - Aurora.

p/s: Fahmi bought LG Q KS360 and Zul bought Nokia 5800!

What I Did Last Holiday

Actually Kaizar plan nak gi Brunei with my mum this 7-days holiday, tapi sebab my dad gi Dubai and no one to take care for my 3 little sisters so we need to stay in KL. Duh, baru je dapat cuti seminggu. Sayangnya. So, this is the list of what I've been doing for the whole holiday. (Mind that I will keep updating this entry until the seventh day)

First day: After balik dari keje at 7 am, Kaizar wat laundry dan sementara tunggu kering, tidur sampai kol 7, lipat-lipat baju then Cliff dan Anne call from MidValley so gi sana. Window shopping sket pastu makan hot plate kat tingkat paling atas.

Second day: Tidur sepanjang hari then my dad call and bring me back home to UK.

Third day: Bangun tidur and went to Kotaraya. Akhirnya dapat gak beli GTA IV! (Tapi belum install lagi) Termasuk The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff dan World of Goo! (World of Goo best giler! First time main sampai abes two chapters dan sedar-sedar da nak pagi) Cari-cari DVD Twilight dan High School Musical 3 tapi lom kuar. Anta PS2 kat kedai game. Tauke kata kemungkinan lens atau motor yang rosak. Next gi Bukit Bintang. The tour usually includes Pavilion, Lot 10, Sg Wang Plaza, Low Yat Plaza dan Berjaya Times Square. Most of the day I spent looking for Gossip Girl novels (bought at Borders, 3 books for a price of 2 books only promotion) dan trilogi Inkheart, 3 in 1 book dapat diskaun 20% hanya di toko buku Times, Pavilion. Pastu nak makan, try gak cari Burger King kat Bukit Bintang sebab cam kempunan Whoopers tapi tak dapat, so makan KFC kat Sg Wang Plaza.

Fourth day: Ari ni mak ajak gi Mutiara Damansara. Tour kali ini include Ikea, Ikano, The Curve dan Cineleisure. Mulanya nak sampai ke Tesco dan Courts tapi sebab da malam so tour ditamatkan awal. Mula-mula beli christmas tree and christmas light bulbs kat Ikea, then beli buku Harry Potter with 20% discount and completed my Gossip Girl collection kat Borders, The Curve. Lastly makan-makan kat Ikea.

Fifth day: As usual, bangun lewat. Pastu melengkapkan lawatan ke KL (kononnya) dengan ke KLCC. Toko buku terakhir untuk ditakluki adalah Kinokuniya. Then ke LowYat untuk jumpe Cliff nak beli external hard drive. Pastu makan Nasi Goreng Ayam kat Lemon Food Court. Tak sedap langsung. And after thinking it through, I finally bought Nokia N96! (Read more in the next entry)

Sixth day: Woke up a lil bit early today, brought my mum & siblings to Sunway Pyramid! (With my mum driving the car and me as the co-driver of course!). Planned nak main ice skating tapi terpaksa ditunda. Bought some new clothes and caps. Went back to BTS for a while to pay a visit to my cat Mimi. Poor lil she-cat. Living alone all by herself.

Seventh day: No Zoo Negara. No Berjaya Times Square theme park. No Aquaria KLCC. No Genting Highlands. No Sunway Lagoon. Bangun lewat and just stay at home on the last day of my holiday. But before my mum sent me back to BTS, we dropped by at TESCO Tmn Midah. Is this how it should ends? Ah, life's like that.

New Facebook Game In Town!

Just when I thought I could get away from all Facebook games once and for all, this game is trying to suck me back into what have been making me an addict all this years. School of Magic! Oh y'all know how I really love magic and that my 2009 new year celebration party is going to be themed "Magic" with song from Pussycat Dolls as its theme song. Last year it's "Glamorous" from Fergie. So, guys and girls, I'm gonna give this game a chance to breath into my life for a little while, perhaps longer! Wait for the full review on this one!

Gossip Girl 12 & 13

I have just finished watching Gossip Girl episode 12 & 13 and I can't wait to share my thoughts. First thing of, the best quote from 13th episode. Chuck said to Blair that she's not his girlfriend so why do she need to care about him and this is what Blair said,"I am me. We are Blair-Chuck, Chuck-Blair. I love you" WAAA!!! Seriously one of the best moment to say that 3-words, but unfortunately Chuck answered "That's too bad". Huhu! Chuck's pale-face look-alike Twilights hero. Episode 12's highlight was that Jenny humiliated Vannessa by letting her wearing a see-through dress to the Snowflakes Ball. And as obvious as it is going to be, Bart finally died, in an accident, not truly a good way to kill him off just like that. And what about Dan-Serena-Aaron? As in now, I'm voting for Aaron because I really do think that enough is enough with Dan. Gossips is all about secrets and scandals. This time, I wonder what Rufus mean when he asked Lily at the station, "Is it a boy or a girl?" at the end of episode 13. Is it what I think it is, that either Serena or Eric is actually Rufus and Lily's love-child? Oooh, I really should be reading the Gossip Girl novels so I know in advance the storyline.

p/s: It's Laundry Day today and I've finished my laundry so just need to wait for them to dry and (window) shopping frenzy next! Just got back from MidValley with its circus-themed Christmas decoration! So Britney+Take That!

Disney Channel

Ask me what my favourite channel is and the answer would absolutely be Disney Channel. It is my dream to go to Disneyland someday, and perhaps having my own cartoon show. I love Disney original movies and TV series, That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Cory in the House, Hannah Montana (the ever lovable Miley Cyrus), and the new Wizards of Waverly Place. The last series seems to be on top of my current list of must-watch shows. I wonder which one of the 3 siblings would get to keep his/her power into adulthood because, "Only one child from a wizard family can keep their powers as an adult. When they get older, Alex, Max and Justin will have a wizard competition against each other to see who keeps their powers into adulthood". Time to make speculation! Magic world is always fascinating!

Next update: Wadi Unung, Sofea Zahra, Awan Dania

Gossip Girl after Heroes? Nay!

Wow! Watching the episodic third season of Heroes is absolutely the best thing to do every week. Heroes is the dream come true to all comic book fans and one of them is me. Every elements and timeline events in the series are carefully woven and fantastically structured. A work of completists and perfectionists, a perfect combination. Script writers are absolutely doing fabulous job. Every episode made me craved for more. This time they really made good use of time-travelling. The 12th episode titled "Our Fathers" would certainly be one of the best TV series episode on parenting issues it almost made me cry. The script is just so awesome I screamed with joy of knowing the real deal at every surprise it threw to me. And I really dig the Issac Mendez's comic book "The 9th Wonder"

(Updated on 19/12) I've just finished watching the 13th episode, the downfall of both Primatech and Pinehearst and the death of some characters that I hate, such as the negro man that feeds fear to grow stronger, Arthur Petrelli and Sylar. I wonder whether Sylar's death is permanent. By using the formula, Ando got the ability to supercharge other people's power, Peter Petrelli got his power back and Mohinder finally cured. It is the end of volume three and the beginning for volume four "Fugitives". Nathan Petrelli revealed the identities of all the people with abilities to the President and now they are all on the run.

A confession to make. After watching Heroes, it's hard to watch Gossip Girl as it made me felt so childish. So Gossip Girl screening will have to wait until I have the craving for more gossips, again. Till then, Ya-Ta!

Cerita Prosperity Burger McD

(gambar dari keropok.com)
Bismillah. Sesudah mengesahkan destinasi supper hari ini ke McD, awal-awal lagi di tempat kerja telah memasang angan-angan hendak pesan menu apa sesampai di tempat yang dituju. Mulanya Zet membawa kami bertiga ke McD Sri Petaling (dan sedikit nearly-accident yang tidak dapat dilupakan), tak diduga lah pulak McD yang disangka 24 jam selamanya ditutup untuk kerja-kerja pembersihan yang rasanya dah berkurun tak buat kot sebab tulah rasa makanan sedap semacam... eeeee.... Even pusingan ke Drive-Thru pun hampa. Cadang Zet ke Awan Besar via tol kononnya ada juga McD di lokasi berkenaan sekali lagi dikecewakan dengan kesilapan informasi yang diperolehi. Berkat cadangan Nadia setelah U-turn balik ke tol, kereta dipacu ke Taman Connaught yang rupanya jalan taklah jauh sangat dari rumahku syurgaku. Kagum jugalah mulanya sebab pertama kali sampai di McD berkenaan padahal dekat je pun. Tup-tup kat kaunter kami dikejutkan (dramatik) dengan berita yang Prosperity Burger dah abes! Nadia terus pecah perut gelak ketawa, menangis tak berair mata. Akhirnya aku pun akur dan pasrah dengan ketentuan Ilahi menikmati set burger Big 'N Tasty disertakan sundae strawberi kegemaran dan shakers fries. Kenyang beb tak terkata. Alhamdulilah.

Tiga Hari Demi Twilight

Inilah ceritaku yang mengembara demi sebuah filem dari Barat.

Hari pertama selepas kerja, terus ke The Mines dengan hajat ingin menonton Twilight tapi hampa. Twilight hanya ditayangkan sebelah siang. Filem pertama tanpa Twilight, sebuah animasi aksi bertajuk Bolt setelah diwar-warkan oleh Khaliff Faid. Sayangnya tidak dapat menonton versi 3D namun jalan cerita dan penceeritaannya tidak mengecewakan. Adegan demi adegan sentiasa mencemaskan bak kata omputeh "keeping you at the edge of your seats". Pulang dengan rasa riang ria bak kanak-kanak Ribena setelah menonton kartun.

Hari kedua dalam percutian berniat ingin menonton Twilight, sekali lagi mencuba nasib di tempat yang sama. Dan sekali itu juga hajat tidak kesampaian dan setelah berpusing-pusing sambil menyambar aksesori untuk PSP, akhirnya membuat keputusan untuk menonton The Day The Earth Stood Still lantaran tarikan pelakon utama Keanu Reeves. Kononnya apa juga filem lakonan beliau meletup dan boleh layan. Kali ini, 50-50, kecewa tidak, kagum pun tidak. Sepanjang filem bagaikan satu perjalanan yang sudah diduga tempat dituju. Tidak ada suspen dan tarikan sangat. Hanya cemas di saat-saat awal sebelum identiti makhluk asing didedahkan tetapi sebaik sahaja segala-galanya terang jelas lagi nyata tiada apa-apa yang diexpect melainkan menonton hingga tamat. Kurang memuaskan. Pulang dengan otak yang bergeliga bak saintis bertaraf antarabangsa.

Akhirnya hari ketiga, kiranya hanya ingin menghadiri reunion batch SMSS 9701 di The Curve, tetapi mungkinkah tertunai juga hasrat yang tak sudah ingin menonton Twilight? Walaupun ketika berbaris yang amatlah panjang untuk ke kaunter, dan skrin list tayangan menunjukkan wayang Twilight terakhir pukul 9.30 telah sold out dan hanya tinggal Platinum screening, tetap tabahkan hati jua. Tiba di kaunter, aku bertanya harga Platinum seat. Fulamak, RM40! Bukan tak ada duit, tapi semacam membazir semata-mata demi sebuah movie (walaupun kemaruk dan teramatlah kempunan). Mulanya sudah berkira-kira hendak menonton filem-filem yang lain, premiere Wild Child pukul 1, Rab Ne Bana De Jodi (Shah Rukh Khan film tuh). Nasib baik cik yang baik hati di kaunter tu kata yang rupanya ada seat lagi untuk menonton Twilight! Cumanya, seats yang tinggal adalah undesirable seats. Akhirnya kami membuat keputusan untuk duduk di barisan paaaaaling hadapan dan paaaaaling hujung, nombor 1 dan 2! Menonton lah jugak Twilight!

Twilight memang BESH! Penonton mulanya dibawa untuk mengenali watak-watak utama secara perlahan-lahan. Kemudiannya dipesonakan dengan kecantikan dan kekacakan watak-watak utama. Dari situlah penonton (akulah tu) mula dibawa arus filem yang membuai perasaan. Antara yang menarik, tak disangka-sangka puntianak punya kulit yang bersinar-sinar bak berlian di bawah pancaran sinar matahari. Tak perlu guna krim kulit pun. (Memang aku suka spoilers) Jalan ceritanya memang tidak berat, sebuah filem cinta yang klise dengan vampirism @ puntianak inggeris sebagai modal cerita. Latar belakang, baik dari segi muzik, skrip, sinematografi, stail lakonan, lokasi, semuanya disunting indah dan tersusun. Bagi yang bercinta, jangan sekali-kali tidak menonton filem ini (Walau apapun interpretasi anda dengan ayat ini) Mungkin kerana menonton tanpa awek, jadi aku rasa sedikit kekurangan di situ tapi tak mengapa. Aku akan beli DVD cerita ini dan memastikan aku tonton jugak bersama awek! Amin.

p/s: Twilight ni mengingatkan aku dengan PC game "Vampire Bloodlines Masquerade" yang best giler (padahal tak abes main lagi) Sebaris dengan RPG cam Oblivion, Fallout 3, dunia vampirism yang cacamerba and punya karakter tersendiri yang unik. Teringat The Sims 3 Nightlife expansion yang ada vampirism gak. Sekaligus membuat aku berfikir, "What will you do if you live for hundreds of years?". I think I want to be the most literate vampire ever live, reading books, listening to music and composing the greatest music and novel ever, the combination of both arts and literature. Suweeet!

Movies Yang Baru La Ni Sempat Tengok (draft tapi nak publish gak)

Sisterhood of Travelling Pants 2 - The sequel memang besh! Actually tengok yang the first movie after watching Gossip Girl. Movie yang melahirkan Serena van der Woodsen (Gossip Girl), Ugly Betty dan Gilmore Girls. Yang sorang lagi tak kenal. Tapi cam penah tengok from one of good drama series gak. Memang suke dengan Greek elements cam dalam movie Mamma Mia gak.
Borat - Waaa!!! Jangan tengok ini cerita depan budak2, memang 18 ke atas. Seelok-eloknya jangan tengok with your parents gak. Gerenti blush punyer. Nude scene, improper language, hisy, kalau masuk QA memang sebulan ar edit ini cerita saja (kononnyer la digimik-gimikkan). Oh inilah rupernyer Borat yang dimahsyurkan sangat tuh.
Ice Princess - Actually takder lar perasaan sangat nak tengok cerita ni but then dah my sis bawak pulang citer ni macam tertarik plak nak tengok. Memang inspirational ar citer. And best tengok bile korang rasa lonely giller (Sobsob) But memang two thumbs up gak ar movie ni sebab buat aku bertepuk-tepuk tangan dan gelak sorang2. Isyh, isyh, isyh. Aku rasa bersemangat kembali!
Bratz - Kahkahkah! Aku beli citer ni sebab nak kasi adik aku tengok (And secretly, aku nak tau citer ni setakat mana la bagusnyer) Well, mula-mula tu memang aku rasa FAKE giller citer ni tapi aku bawak bersabar dan buang rasa racist aku terhadap citer ni and after that baru la aku boleh enjoy skit2 citer. Alhamdulillah aku berjaya menghabiskan jugak tontonanku walaupun aku rasa cam nak tembak jer director citer ni.
Yet to watch: Igor, Twilight, Bolt, Antoo Fighter, Dance Flick, Star Trek (yang ada Sylar alias Gabriel from the Heroes series berlakon jadi Spock! Kahkahkah)

November Update

Currently waiting for Achtung to send the pictures taken in Singapore with the digicam. He claimed we took over 400 pictures, and that's not including pictures from the phonecam. Now that's what we called camwhore! Some info I got from another trip to Singapore:

1) Who says Malaysia is one of the rudest country? D'oh
2) The MRT is very well-planned, moving almost in straight line without bending much.
3) You can catch Singaporeans running at their highest speed at the MRT interchange stations to catch the next MRT.
4) Singapore is not that litter-free country after all.
5) PSP is a common thing you see in MRT

So the next time I go to Singapore, I'm gonna make sure to stay at JB for at least a day or two. Take the bus to Kranji MRT station for less than a dollar, but you need to pass the Singapore custom, which will take almost half an hour. Then take MRT to Orchard MRT station and get the Singapore Tourist Pass costing $18 ($10 as refundable deposit) at the Ticket Office. This pass allows you to take any MRT you want. Must-visit places: Orchard Road, Merlion Park, Marina Barrage (before 8 pm!), Sentosa, Tiger Sky Tower... I'm sure Achtung will provide y'all with more details later on in his blog! (Update: Tips For 1-Day Travel at Singapore and I'm Not Singaporean)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie release date has been delayed to July 2009! Waaa! This movie will serve as the bridge between the first five movies and the last one. Already can't hardly wait for the last Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows! Spoilers alert for those who hasn't read the book: the Half-Blood Prince is Snape and he will kill Dumbledore, but he really is a good guy. Harry Potter will marry Ginny in the last movie and Ron to Hermione.

Currently listening to this (Note to DJ: Play these songs when I go to your club ya!): Darin - Breathing Your Love (feat Kat De Luna), Lady GaGa - Just Dance (feat Colby Odonis), Kate Ryan - L.I.L.Y. (Like I Love You), David Guetta feat Chris Willis - Love is Gone, Enrique Iglesias - Taking Back My Love (feat Ciara), Nina Sky - On Some Bullshit, Missy Elliot - Shake Your Pom Pom, Akon - Troublemaker (feat Sweet Rush), Beyonce Knowles - Beautiful Nightmare, Britney Spears - Womanizer, Christina Aguilera - Keeps Getting Better, Coldplay - Viva La Vida, Craig David - Insomnia, David Archuleta - Crush, Kanye West - Heartless, M.I.A. - Paper Planes, Metro Station - Shake It, T.I. feat Rihanna - Live the Life, The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

My waiting list: The Sims 3, MySims, Wild Child, next Narnia movie, next Dark Material movie, next A Series of Unfortunate Events movie

Enlighten Me!

Dearest bloggers/readers/friends,
I really need help from all of you. I finally decided to pursue Master by next year, but I don't know what options I have, what I should take and where should I go. I've graduated in Communication Degree majoring in Broadcasting with decent result above 3 pointer and very good in extra-curricular activities. I'm open to any suggestion, opinion and comment. Thanks in advance :)

The Love of Siam

(click to enlarge the pic and save as wallpaper)
Read about this film somewhere in the blog space, then downloaded them from the youtube. Felt compelled to watch the film because it won many awards in Thailand. Will go there when I have the time & money. But for now, let's just dream about it on bed. In the meantime, this is the lyric of one of the song from the film. Sincere and honest. Controversial? I think not.

if i say that i wrote this song for you
would you believe me
it might not be as well-written
or beautiful like other songs
i want you to know that a love song
can't be written if you're not in love
but for you i can write this song so easily

you might have heard hundreds
or thousands of love songs
they might be meaningful
but their meanings are for anyone
when you listen to this song
it is written only for you
if you understand the meaning
our hearts will be together forever

let it be the song on the way along
with only your and my voice
that we'll be together for all time
just like a verse that's in a poem
as long as you love, you still have hope
every time i feel your love shining in my heart
i can see my destiny

there are so many truths in our love
in the past i spent too much time
looking for the meaning of it
but now i know that every time you are near
that if our lives are a melody
and you are the lyrics that make my life meaningful
then together we make beautiful music
(4 stills from "The Love of Siam" after the song)
p/s: Just finished downloading Heroes ep 9 & Gossip Girl ep 11 in 30 hours. Watching a lot of flashback in Heroes ep 8 last week made me wanna watch the Season 1 all over again. In the latest Gossip Girl ep 11, I was amused with Dorotha's handphone ringtone, Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave For You". Really suits her as a maid! Haha! Very attentive detail! This is the second time Dorotha really caught my attention. It's Thanksgiving time and everything went back to normal after a lot of mess for the last few episodes.

Trip to Ulu Yam & Kuantan!

Together with Zack, Boy and Zoulz; equipped with two digital cameras and few camera phones; we are ready to take some pictures from the unforgettable back-to-nature trips!

More pictures at my Myspace album and my Facebook album

No More Anjang, Call Me Kai

As stated in the title, it is crystal clear, my alter ego "Anjang" is gone forever, so don't ever call me by that name anymore. Never, ever. I am no longer "Anjang". All of those that call me "Anjang" before can call me either "Kai", "Andi", "Kaizar", "Eden", "Faris", "Deng", "Duke", "Radin" whichever from all of the options they feel comfortable to call me. The reason? Because I'm no longer associated with the alter ego "Anjang" used to represent me before (whatever that may mean), so I'm gonna bury that alter ego once and for all. And hopefully those who read this very important message could convey it to other friends that may know me or want to know me in the future. Thank you.

Gossip Girl ep 7, Heroes ep 6

4 minutes into Gossip Girl season 2 episode 7, Serena caught saying "I enjoy a brief conversion to Islam" on one of the comments she made about her mother's list of ex-husbands. Now, that's a very bold statement. Yeah, really enjoy watching Gossip Girl episode 7 and Heroes episode 6. Waiting for another week to pass me by! Time to make a trip to http://www.gossipgirlinsider.com/ There's a poll asking which character will be caught by Dorota the Waldorf's housekeeper committing the act of "self-love". My lucky guess would be Blair. And the male character that will die soon would be Bart, giving way for Rufus and Lily to be together again. And I can't wait for Jenny to takeover the queen bee title!

Currently listening to my "relaxing" playlist which includes songs from Dido, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morisette, James Blunt, Nelly Furtado, Enya and The Corrs.

Elven Blood: From Asgard Summit to Nightmare Sanctuary

1) At Asgard Summits, subdue the orc pillagers to get Orc Head.
2) Go to Orc camp > Cyrene Jungles, slay the hellkite wyvern using Orc Head to get Inferno
3) Go to Neo St Castletown > Castle Dracul, buy Trollmoors Key from shop
4) Go back to Cyrene Jungles > Trollmoors, slay the troll lord using Inferno to get Hydra Hair and Claire
5) Go back to Neo St Castletown, haggle with the violin crafter using Hydra Hair to get violin
6) Go to Castle Dracul, duel Count Brahm using Claire to get Suit & slay the vampire werewolf to get Vampiric Werewolf Infection
7) Go to Castle Dracul's living room, blood nocturne with Alicia using violin to get Blood nocturne and Duel Kruz Dracul to get Troll Blood
8) Go to Pool of Blood, break the hall of mirrors to get Mirror Shield
9) Go to Neo St Castletown, restore the king's health using Troll blood to get Royal battlesword
10) Go to Niphelim Heights, hunt the arctic Fenrir using Royal Battlesword to get Fenrir Claws
11) Go to orc camp and break down the fortress gates using Claws of Fenrir to proceed to Nightmare Sanctuary (required level 53)

Disaster Movie!!!

I watched this movie two weeks ago. Completely disastrous as advertised. Watching this movie is like entering a guessing competition. There were Amy Winehouse, Hancock, Incredible Hulk, Sex and the City, Batman Dark Knight, Ironman, Hellboy, High School Musical, Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, Jessica Simpson, Knocked Up, Kungfu Panda, Indiana Jones & Kingdom of Crystal Skull, Enchanted, Alvin & the Chipmunk, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Beowulf, Michael Jackson... Hmm, did I miss anything?

p/s: Last night I edited a very touching true story Korean movie "My Father" and a funny Thai movie "Metrosexual". Don't miss these two great movies on channel Astro Kirana this December!

Skies of Blood: From Crash Site to Day 2

1) From Crash Site > Venture into Rainforest > Head to Inner Rainforest > Pineforest; cut down trees to get 5 branches. Then back track to Crash Site and ask Zoe to build a raft (required 4 Branches).
2) Next, Venture into Rainforest > Explore Waterfalls > Sail to Subterranean Cave (required Raft) and get Broken Basket, Flint Stone & Gills there.
3) Go back to Waterfalls and Climb up to Upper Falls; gather 3 Bundle of Vines. Side quest: Fight Shark to get Sharkskin Armor
4) Go back to Crash Site, scavenge jet wreck to get blankets, build a fire (required Branch and Flint Stone), ask Zoe to make a net (required 3 Bundle of Vines) and ask Zoe to repair the broken basket.
5) Venture into Rainforest > Head to Inner Rainforest; go to Mango Grove to get 3 Mangoes (required Basket) and Mud Pit to get Wild Boar (required Vine Net). Side quests: Hunt Orangutans to get Leap Skill and Hunt Mother Boar to get Sword of the Boar.
6) Go back to Crash Site and Make Supper to get Roast Pig. Use both blanket and roast pig to go to Day 2!
Enjoy your camping in the "Lost" setting!

Blood Games Launched on MySpace!

October 8: Blood Games launched on MySpace!
Continue the adventure and compete with your friends on MySpace!
The most popular MMORPG series from Facebook comes to MySpace! Are you bloody enough?
The good news is, they LOAD FASTER than in Facebook!
The bad news? Inviting friends into your bloodlines, squad, gang and party is a very tedious task requiring a lot of mouse-clicks and still under progress to make the process easier.

Song 4 Sayang: Ocean Travel - Coffee Prince

Some day, a long time from now
These rays of light
Remember the trip
I took to be next to you

At a seashore far away
At the end of the sky somewhere
Keep the precious memories
Of you and me
A blinding vision of azure
You’re my sea
When I gave you my hand
Your dreams broke into white pieces

I’m planning on taking a long trip
A voyage deep into the sea
The smooth, silvery ripples
Take my body to you
A blinding vision of azure
You’re my sea

When I gave you my hand a white
Burst of your smile
You know, too, that I
Love you very much
Wrap me in your softness

i-hae-ssa-reun a-reum-da-un
noye-gero tto-na-don
nae yo-hae-ngul kio-khae-jwo

aju-mon badat-ka
cho ha-neul-ka o-din-ka-ye
nowa-naye sujong-han
chuwok-du-reul kanji-khae-jwo

nunbushi-ge pu-reu-run
no-neun-nae-ge bada-in-gol
sunnae-mil-myon hayah-ke
buso-chi-don noye-kkum-deul

kinyong-haengul tto-nar-yo-hae
a-juki-peun bada-yo-haeng
bu-deu-ron unbit-mul-kyol
mo-meul-shid-ko noye-gero

nunbushi-ge pu-reu-run
no-neun-nae-ge bada-in-gol
sunnae-mil-myon hayah-ke
buso-chi-don noye-miso

nodo-ara nae-ganol
aju-manhi sarang-haneun
po-gunk kamssa-jwo naye-ke

Elven Blood: From Celestial Sea to Sea of Solarius

1) At Celestial Sea, catch the falling stars to get Burning Angel and save the burning angel to get Black Blood.
2) Go to Shores of Luneste, complete the conquest by asking the oracle about black blood. Train with Tyr, Angel of War to get Disbelief.
3) Go to Falls at Venale, spar with the Archon Elemental to get Internal Combustion and tame the Celestial Pegasus to get it. Go back to Shores of Luneste.
4) Go to Celestial Sea, use Internal Combustion to hunt 3 Pyrefish.
5) Go to Shores of Luneste, use the Forge of the Heavens which requiring the 3 Pyrefish to get Ragnarok.
6) Go to Falls at Venale, use Ragnarok to destroy the Harbinger to get Blackhole Spell. Say your last farewell to this location and go back to Shores of Luneste.
7) Go to Range of Mari, use Blackhole Spell to extinguish the dream parasites to get Lost Dream. Free the trapped soul to get Unshed Tears. Go back to Shores of Luneste, then Celestial Sea.
The next step will require you to go back and forth between Mercanius Spirals and Neo Eden Gardens.
8) Go to Mercanius Spirals, then cut through the Neo Eden Gardens using Ragnarok. At Neo Eden Gardens, use Lost Dream to defeat the Eden guards to get Cloak of Invisibility. Use the cloak to track 3 Eden Wolves. Go back to Mercanius Spirals, use Cloak of Invisility to hunt the Dawn Star. Go back to Neo Eden Gardens, use 3 Eden wolves and Dawn Star to seek Eve's help to get the most-needed Hellproof. Use Hellproof to play with Ouroboros to get Ouroboros Whip. Say your last goodbye to this place and go back to Mercanius Spiral. Use Hellproof to hunt the Midday Star.
9) Next, go back to Celestial Sea > Shores of Luneste > Range of Mari. Use Hellproof, Midday Star and Unshed Tears to destroy the Black Queen to get Telekinesis. Travel back to Mercanius Spiral using the same path. Use Telekinesis to hunt the Twilight Star. Finally, use Dawn Star, Midday Star and Twilight Star to go to Sea of Solarius.
Stay tune for next episode!

Raya 3G+

Standing from left: Khaliff Faid, Andi Kaizar, Jojie Butterfie. Sitting from left: Mel, Anne, Along Bank, Zino ZegnaWhoa! This is my first time getting 3G+ signal in BTS area! Hope it's going to be everlasting!

p/s: Dan sekadar ingin membetulkan kenyataan Fadzrul dalam entri blog Too Hard To Ignore: Kenangan Hitam & Pahit, Rizal bukan rapat dengan Cikgu Maria tapi rapat dengan Cikgu Amran Maskor.

Elven Blood: From Cliffs of Pride to Lust Caldera

After finishing the nine hells missions, you finally arrived at the Gate of Purgatory where you must get Silver Key & Golden Key to go beyond the gate.
1) At Cliffs of Pride, confront the cyclops to get Cyclops Eye.
2) Go to Tangles of Greed, hunt the false prophets to get Prophetic Vision.
3) Go to Glutton's Desert, kill the cannibals to get Human Meat.
4) Go to Sloth's Respite, trash the scarecrow to get Cloak of Crows and use Human Meat to massacre the sloth beast to get Star Bubble.
5) Go to Mists of Envy, buy Angelguard at shop and use it to slay Lady Medusa to get Hydra. Use Prophetic Vision to overcome Invidia and get Potion of Envy.
6) Go back to Sloth's Respite and then Glutton's Desert. Use Hydra to overcome Gula and get Forbidden Fruit.
7) Go back to Tangles of Greed and use Star Bubble to overcome Avarita and get Touch of Gold.
8) Go to Peak of Wraths, use Potion of Envy to overcome Ira to get Flamearrow Spell.
9) Go to Lust Caldera, banish Psyche to get Psychotic Lust.
After reaching Lust Caldera for the first time, you will need to go back to previous locations for the last time to get required items before settling down at Lust Caldera waiting for the next Elven Blood update.
10) Go back to Peak of Wraths, use Psychotic Lust to get Damsel.
11) Go to Cliffs of Pride via Tangles of Greed, use Flamearrow Spell to destroy Archangel Icarus to get Archangel Wings. Use Touch of Gold to overcome Superbia and get Crown Superbia.
12) Go to Sloth's Respite via Mists of Envy, use Damsel to overcome Acedia to get Crest of Emotion.
13) Go to Glutton's Desert > Tangles of Greed > Peaks of Wrath, use Crest of Emotion to kill the suicides to get Broken Angel.
14) Finally, go to Lust Caldera, use Broken Angel to kill Archangel Cupid to get Seraphim Bow. Use Crown Superbia to overcome Luxuria to get Black Heart.
Stay tuned for the next episode!

Gossip Girl And Heroes Are Back!

OMG! I finally got Heroes season 3 episode 1 & 2 AND Gossip Girl Season 2 episode 1 - 4 movie files from Achtung! Thanks bangat Achtung! The best part is, we watched Gossip Girl season premiere together and shared our own dirty little secrets while watching it! Classic! In Gossip Girl (spoilers!), new characters, a Lord and a Dutchess from Britain are introduced, Dan and Serena were officially break-up, and Serena van der Woodsen are the new queen bee of the high school, dethroning Blair Waldorf. Love getting more complex than ever, more difficult than just a love triangle. There are also more sex scenes so be ready to get wet! Haha! In Heroes, expect new characters with more powerful abilities and time-travelling were making huge changes in Heroes history. What's more, Sylar has gained regeneration ability from Claire! And WHO exactly is Sylar's mother? Watch out Heroes & Villains alike!

Thanks for the Raya wishes from all my friends! I prayed to God that all of you have the joyous and wonderful celebration with your family!

p/s: Kiraan statistik terkini penerimaan SMS raya: 35 SMS (Sekarang dah tak main kad raya kan? Semuanya sistem mesej singkat je kalau tak pun kad online. Hehe.)

Stacy & Nubhan - Ada Cinta di Hari Raya - Indera

Tetiba aku berminat nak blog tentang Stacy & Nubhan setelah sekian lama meninggalkan demam AF. I'm not fanatic. But disebabkan adanya drama "Ada Cinta Di Hari Raya" yang akan disiarkan oleh Astro di Syawal ini (mengambil populariti lagu "Ada Cinta" yang dinyanyikan oleh mereka dalam salah satu konsert AF yang lepas), so aku pun Google lagu tema ni dan dapat lah kat jiwang.org. First2 dengar lagu ni aku rasa funny but as I warmed up listening to the song, barulah aku boleh accept kombinasi dua penyanyi berbeza etnik tapi sama hati. But still, the video clip macam takde keserasian. Mungkinkah hanya kerana ia suatu drama swasta? Dalam Google2 itu aku found out this two blogs on Stacy & Nubhan fanatics, http://sabunfc.blogspot.com dan http://abgmanz360.blogspot.com. Rupa-rupanya pasangan comel-lote itu dipanggil SABUN! Dirty thought!

p/s: Argh! Nak kena cari masa plak nak update links to the all-new blog list! Time check!

City of Blood: Tokyo Subway

Because of my carelessness, I've been confused by Tokyo Subways. After checking my character sheet, I found out that I haven't get the Tokyo Subways map. D'oh. I'm gonna update on the City of Blood mission in Japan and Skies of Blood mission at the Crash Site; but after I get back from work! :) Till then, voila!

Sorry for the late update. Here's a small tip to get around Japan! So finally you arrived at Shinjuku, Japan! Here you can only get Tokyo Subway by searching the pedestrians and Shurikens from engaging the street punks. Firstly you have to go to Akihabara and get Polycarbonate Armor, Dragon Slash Skill and the Mini Laptop. These are all the things you needed for later use. Then go back to Shinjuku and be ready to take the subways. At the subway, get the designer bag from woman passengers. To go to Kabukicho district, the first subway you need to take is BLUE, then RED and lastly GREEN. At Kabukicho district, get the Katana by battling the Yakuza crew. Then, go straight to Yokohama by taking the GREEN subway, then BLUE, and finally RED to reach there. At Yokohama, pillage the Chinatown shops for Sake Bottle, track down the Yakuza gang to get Razor Claw and cut off your fingers (literally) to get "cut finger".

Now that you have all the required items for the second phase of Japan mission, go back to Shinjuku for the last time to get Black Dragon tattoo. Take the subway to Kabuki (BLUE > RED > GREEN), and get Yakuza meeting time. Then, go to Yokohama for the last time (GREEN > BLUE > RED) and hack the ferris wheel clock to get "Midnight Hack". Say goodbye to Yokohama and take the subway back to Kabuki (RED > BLUE > GREEN). Finally you can enter the Ryuujin Izakaya bar to get the Highland bus ticket to go to Mount Fuji base! Good luck for your journey in Japan!

Spore Final Note: A Wish List for Future Spore

Highlighted are top priorities:
- Underwater creatures (confirmed for first expansion)
- Flora editor (confirmed for first expansion)
- Hut editor (more customization can't hurt)
- Planet editor/ Star system editor
- Mountable wild creatures
- Seamless transition between stages, currently they felt disconnected with each other
- More robust trade system i.e. Space Ranger, Tradewinds. Because I think trading is one of the fascinating element in a space game.
- Easier mission track system, not limited to only three; perhaps a special bar on the left screen that list down all the missions that can be minimized at will instead of having to frequently check mission log. Everytime you highlight a mission, the star system will blink. Or better, automatically chart the shortest flying distance to the mission when clicking a mission.
- Space ships fleet that can be commanded
- Army to defend homeworld (Or decrease annoying pirate raids, biodisasters and enemy attacks from disturbing your space adventure). If not, add a portal machine to easily travel back and fro to your homeworld and current location. i.e. in Diablo. Easier space travel, and decrease dependable on homeworld to repair and refuel.
- More mission types in space stage: bounty hunter, passenger transportation, travelling agency
- Make conquering the whole the ultimate goal. Award player with more titles, increase income per second to buy more expensive technology.
- More intelligent AI like other civilizations offer to buy your system, declare war
- Research to upgrade stuff instead of unlocking them
- More universe phenomenon: Supernova, Meteorites
- You get to choose what creatures to appear in your game
- More terraforming colors
- Instead of mating, symbiotic relation with other species to create new species that randomize genetic inheritance from both creatures like in The Sims 2
- Themed creations: Categorize the same design of each creations under one theme

Will Wright Interview Highlights from IGN

IGN: We've heard players might be able to create underwater creatures.

Will Wright: That's actually one of those aspects of the game that's right on the cusp of being cutout. We'll have to see if it makes it in. You start out underwater, at the molecular level, so it's just a matter of whether or not you're forced out and onto land.

IGN: Are all these different 'games' you're talking about integrated seamlessly within the Spore experience?

Will Wright: Right now, the entire game is playable. All the levels are playable. And the editors are kind of ahead of the gameplay. We have the editors in a real nice state right now. But it's as seamless as we've been hoping, yeah.

Kaizar: Seems like Will Wright himself acknowledge that the entire game is not that "seamless" after all.

Spore After Play View

After playing certain games, I always think how to improve the game and make it better. Spore is one of them. It's been almost four to five years in the making, and I, including all gamers out there, were so excited with big hype surrounding the game since it was first announced. We frequently read the previews, watch the trailers, and if only we could stalk the game creators to get sneak peek on it, we would but that would be too far. But when it came out, it didn't meet the expectation. Perhaps, we put too much expectation on it or perhaps the game has been so commercialized in order to fit to other game platforms that it lost its depth. Now that Maxis had successfully transform the game into a very friendly game towards casual gamers and kids around the world, it's time for them to pay attention to the real players, the gamers themselves.

The most critical point is that the five levels felt disconnected to each other, making them into five different shallow mini games. My suggestion is to kill off the cell stage. Yes, you can skip the stage, but you will lose the consequence ability inherited from the stage. Gamers are forced to play the stage whether they enjoy it or not. At first, it is fun to play as a 2D cell, but after a while, it will be a mundane task and boring. It lost its charm and most importantly, fun factor. Even more, the level doesn't quite fit with the later stages; especially during space stage, you no longer meet the cell stage. Perhaps the developer intended to include the stage for commercial reason but somehow, even the casual gamer would find the stage to be repetitive. The game would be better starting with the creature stage where players can create their creature from scratch. They don't have to look out for body parts, instead, the species mate with other species and create new species. Why do we have to stick to Darwin theory if we could create a new one? It's a game after all and game should be fun, not having to find all the body parts and ended up being a repetitive task. And if you don't like the look of your new merged species, you can still modify it with creature creator.

And then, instead of evolving to tribal stage (and waiting for the loading screen,) why don't we give the creature the power to recruit its own tribe members (but of course must be the same species) You can create your own tribe hut building. And as your tribe grow bigger and learn to use different tools, they phased into civilization stage, still without resorting to loading screen. This is what we call seamless boundaries between levels, and the difference is your map become bigger, and your creature starts to learn language and all. And it wouldn't hurt if Spore include technology tree (as in the history line provided but with more options) towards space stage. In civilization stage, your creature starts to rely on vehicles. Instead of relying on socializing and combat, your creature can start learning skills in economy, belief system (religion) and military. Such as in economy, your creature can start honing the skills by barter system, then use Sporebuck, then build a market and lastly trade routes between tribes. These three should be the continuous core of each stage instead of singing, dancing, posing and charming like retarded creatures. The socializing part was fun at the beginning, but after second and third play, it became redundant and felt like an afterthought elements thrown into the game.

When the civilization successfully research space ship, they move to space stage. Maybe limiting the player with only one space ship has its own reasons, but why not give the players the options to create a fleet of space ships to conquer the whole universe. A good way to limit space ships is by depending on the species' empire size. To ensure the continuity with the stages before, your fleet can either be religious, military and economy. This would make sure that the gamer will not feel that they are playing five different games but instead a game that grew larger yet deeper by each stages. The missions in space stage should be improved to. The species should be able to enslave other nations, get taxes from them, adding illegal commodity into the trade market. A neat stat sheet would be nice too, so you could see how much Sporebucks you accumulate from you spice nodes, how many percentage of the galaxy you had conquered.

And instead of focusing the goal of the space stage to go to the center of the galaxy, the gamers should be given the option to conquer the whole galaxy. And after that, they can continue playing the same galaxy by creating another creature to crumple down their previous creature that had conquered the whole galaxy. It would be fascinating to see how your new creature along with other creatures rebel on your own previous creature that successfully conquer them at the first place. But of course after conquering the galaxy for the first time, some sort of acknowledgment should be given to award the player. This is karma.

Spore Mid Play View

Spore is the CRAZIEST game ever created in this whole world, perhaps can never be created the same way by anyone other than Will Wright himself. Why? Because Spore galaxy is EXTREMELY SUPER HUGE! It is also freeform and playing it requires infinity. True to his word, Spore is an offline MMORPG. It has thousands of star systems, millions of planets and trillions of living creatures and vehicles; each one of them is uniquely different from the others. And that's just in one save game. When you play another new game, that's completely a different galaxy with a whole new star systems, planets, creatures and vehicles. They are all randomly created and mix-match of different parts and modifications that not one of them is the same. This game is totally not for a perfectionist because they will freak out with all the star systems that need to be colonized and conquered, let alone rare sets to be found scattered around the whole galaxy. Yes, you can complete the space stage by filling up the green bar at the game user interface and your end goal is to reach the center of the galaxy, but when you have the whole galaxy to play with, why would you finish a brilliant game just like that? So if you decide to do so (the conquering thing I mean), make sure you create a creature that you will love to see for the whole space adventure and planned its consequence abilities for space stage use at the beginning of the game, because once you step into the space stage, you no longer can modify them except for their clothing, buildings and vehicles.

But still the game could use some improvements. Perhaps an expansion could improve the mission tracker system by adding a search engine as in Space Rangers that made locating a specific thing in the game easier, upgrade the trading system by including tracker that let you know highs and lows of the trade, include a useful news network as in Space Ranger game that give you tips on "buy low, sell high" locations, and settle the annoying problem with camera control that change itself in different stages. And, perhaps enabling you to be an underwater creature, building civilizations in the sea, thus creating a whole new gameplay based on it.

p/s: After googling for Spore expansion, I learnt taht the expansion will include underwater creatures and flora editor but no more than that have been spilled out. Stay tune.

Elven Blood: Dear Friends...

Yoohoo, this is REALLY what friends for; attacking you in an online game and looted your hard-earned cash. Very the "kawan makan kawan" kan? Hehehe... Well, it's a dog eat dog world after all. It's my mistake earlier for selling off some of the weapons and armors (But I'm crying inside...) I will get my revenge someday! Yeehaa!

p/s: I'm also busy playing Spore, Unreal Tournament 3, The Sims 2 (with all the expansion packs installed), Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. I've abandoned my PSP for quite some time now. Huhu...

City of Blood: Welcome to France!

The latest update for City of Blood game has a very complex and confusing missions which required you to travel a lot. When you first arrived at France from Florence, you need to rob the city residents to get Moulin Rouge flier and ride the carousel to get carousel season pass. Then, go to Champs-Elysees and assault the police spy to get Nightvision Googles. Go to Notre Dame and hunt diseased pigeons to get Diseased Bird Juice then go to Moulin Rouge using the Moulin Rouge flier that you obtained at Eiffel Tower. At Moulin Rogue, subdue the backup dancers to get Wrist Blade then use the wrist blade and take hostage the lead dancer to get Cabaret Girl. Auction off Head of David to get $5000 cash.

Next go to Louvre Museum and disarm the guards to get Exoskeleton Armor. Use Nightvision Googles to assassinate the guard captain to receive Headshot Skill. Go back to Champs-Elysees, and reconnaissance at the cafe to get dinner reservations. Go to Le Jules Verne Restaurant via Eiffel Tower and use both cabaret girl and dinner reservations to get Chateau Margaux, then use both Diseased Bird Juice and Chateau Margaux to get Museum Card Key. Now that you have the Museum Card Key, go back to Eiffel Tower>Champs Elysees>Louvre Museum, and steal the Venus de Milo. Go to Moulin Rouge, and auction off the statue to get redeye homing RPG. Use the weapon together with the exoskeleton armor you get earlier to blow down the news chopper at the Eiffel Tower (via Champs-Elysees), and you will get the news helicopter. Now go back to Notre Dame (via Champs-Elysees) and use the news helicopter to retrieve the Notre Dame gargoyle. Go to Moulin Rouge and trade the gargoyle with armor-piercing bullets. Go to Louvre Museum and use the bullets to steal the Mona Lisa. Finally, now that you have Mona Lisa and the news helicopter, you can retreat to London from Eiffel Tower.

p/s: In Elven Blood, I'm on the last three stages of Hell. I'm still trying to reach level 58 in Blood Lust in order to venture deeper into the Gates of Hell. And in Skies of Blood, you can found Dynasty Gun at the Armory's shop.

Spore First Play View

Have you ever played an RPG that asked you a bunch of questions at the beginning of the game to determine your personalities and characteristics that will affect your whole adventure? The first four stages of Spore are just like that, but instead of questions, Spore gives you mini games to be completed. You begin with Cell Stage which plays like "Feeding Frenzy" (a Reflexive Arcade game), you keep eating smaller thing than you to grow up. You can attach your cell with different mouth to determine its diet (filter, jaw, proboscis), weapon to protect it from other cells (spike, poison, electric), movement parts to speed up your cell (flagella, cilia, jet) and different eyes (beady, stalk, button) which is a must if you don't want your cell to live in the dark. What you eat will determine either you are Herbivore (eating only green algae), Carnivore (eating red cracked egg shells) or Omnivore (eating both) that will open up special ability for each diet.

After collecting enough DNA points, you move to Creature Stage, where your 2D cell grew legs and surfaced to the land. You have to collect body parts hidden in skeletal remains scattered around you; and by mating with your own species, you can modify your creature. Each body parts will affect your social or combat action levels. Some of the body parts give you special movements like Jump, Sprint, Sneak or Glide. You can interact with other nests by either socializing with them using social actions like Sing, Dance, Charm or Pose which plays like "Simon Says"; or combat them using Strike, Charge, Spit and Bite. This is the last stage to modify your creature. The choices between socializing and combating in this kiddie-RPG stage will determine either you are Predator, Adaptable or Social in the later stage.

When the DNA bar is full, you enter Tribal Stage. It's a larger scale of Creature Stage, instead of controlling one creature, you are now controlling a tribe. You still need to either socialize or attack the other species to go to the next stage. You can dress up your tribe using different piece of clothes. After you befriend or eliminate other tribes, you will unlock different types of buildings to be built near your main hut. These buildings will give you special tools to either socialize or attack other tribes and also to gather food, the only resource you need to worry about. The actions you take in this base-building stage will determine either you are Agressive, Industrious, or Friendly in the fourth stage.

Next, you move to Civilization Stage. Now you have to dominate the whole planet by capturing other cities by force, conversion or buying them. Capturing spice nodes will generate your revenue. You are also given land, air and water vehicles to play with. You build houses to support larger military, factories to generate revenue but cause unhappiness and entertainment complexes to boost happiness in each of your cities. To socialize, you can open trade route or make alliance with other species and to attack, you just have to build a large army of land, water or air units to conquer other cities. In this small-scale RTS, you can specialize each city to be Military, Economic or Religious.

Finishing those early four stages will bring you to the real meat of the game, the ultimate destination, the Space Stage. In this stage you control a spacecraft. The combination of the consequences of your first four stage will finally determine either you are a Bard, Ecologist, Zealot, Diplomat, Scientist, Trader, Shaman, Warrior, or Knight. Each of this class gives you special ability that will help you in your space adventure. If you start the game at this stage, you will be a Wanderer with no specialty ,so playing from the start has its advantage. In this space stage, the first thing that will make you awe is the HUGE scope of the Spore galaxy (which shaped like our own Milky Way, that also explains the Spore logo). You begins with a homeworld planet, and by zooming out, you can see the system you are in, complete with other planets that you can visit. Zoom out again, and you can see the whole galaxy full with trillions star systems. If you can see it, you can go there. And each star systems has their own planets, and you can enter them. Each of these planets are uniquely different in term of atmosphere, ecosystem, species, and the stages they are currently in.

You start with a mission given by your home planet, but after you make your first contact with other space faring species, you will open access to a whole lot of missions. This stage plays like "Space Rangers", my most favourite space game, but with more substances (You know how I really love space games :) You can attack other species but it is not advisable because it's really an exhaustive campaign. But if you are truly into the challenge, then why not, wage a war against a species and let them be extinct! You can also terraform the planets to support life, colonize it to extend your empire, abduct other species or plants from different planets, help other species from extinction by a deadly virus, chase off pirate ships, make alliance with other species, open trade routes, collecting rare stuffs and earn badges. There are a lot to do in Spore universe!

All in all, Spore lets you modify everything, from creature, buildings, vehicles to planets itself; and you can share your designs with other players. It also produce the best sounds that will keep you engage with the game. The creatures also reacts wonderfully for different events. However, most of the game elements are repetitive, and some missions are not balanced. Though it's not what I expect it to be after almost two years of waiting, I got hooked at it on the first day I played it in one seat. And I still have the whole galaxy to conquer!

p/s: Reading game reviews BEFORE and AFTER playing the game truly gave me different feeling :)