Friday, November 12, 2010


Friday, November 12, 2010

Enjoying my second year =D.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Preparing for fall 2010.

Sunday, July 18, 2010
As sweet and bitter moment of first year slowly fading away, here comes second year which never break it's promise to bring challenge to students. (At least that is what I heard, lol)

Alhamdulillah I was admitted into Mechanical Engineering at my U. With the holiday also coming to an end, I should as well come up with a new resolution for the next Fall/Winter duration. 

That being said, I hereby am going to work harder for next two term and aim for get three point six GPA. Insyaallah.

I do pay some concern to expectation from MARA, my parent and people around me, but I think it is myself that I have to start dealing with. My spring studies proves it. The only choices that I should allow myself are improve, improve, and improve. No maintains are allowed as my maintain=get worse. Well, thank god I do want to improve.

So, right now I am busy arranging my class schedule. What I've learned from the past is... me and consecutive classes definitely do not get along. So, be it, even if my classes start at 8, I don't mind, as long as no class run one after another. I find short breaks are very valuable assets now.

Then, there are about one and a half months left for holiday. My housemates are planning to go for another camping trip it seems. Me on the other hands... , probably going to take my TM700 for a walk around Edmonton. I'm still figuring out the best way to preserve the quality of 1080p60 video it produces.

K, off I go. =)

[p/s: I was surprised to see there is a course dedicated to bust myth. Maybe I'll check it out during the fourth year. The course name indeed looks interesting for an elective course. Hahah.]

[p/s: I suddenly fall in love with this post style after I view it. It looks easy to read. I'll try to adopt it in all post after this.]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sensing trouble...

Friday, July 16, 2010
Somehow this few days I feel uneasy...

I think I spent the holiday accordingly...
I have settled my issue with MARA...
Reformatted my computer even though nothing was wrong...
My bank account status is still Ok...
Paypal is still Ok...

... but still... I feel restless.

My 6th sense is tingling.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Enemy of LCD screens, especially laptops.

Friday, July 9, 2010
Today I learned one new thing.
This discovery takes 3 laptops in which one acts as a constant variable, and a few years of time.

NEVER ever use ALCOHOL to clean your LCD SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN IT!

The alcohol reacts with the LCD compound and causes white display to become yellowish.
You will notice this when you compare new laptops at the store and old ones.
Newer laptops often display a more bluish type of white.

Should you care?
No, unless it annoys you, which is often the case if you do photography and image editing.

Sad... sad... very sad only. ...and all this while I thought I am LCD screen's best friend... did weekly cleaning etc. Sheet.

Monday, June 28, 2010

RPG and Life

Monday, June 28, 2010
(I'm going to write about my BIG source of motivation. However it started with a long prologue which I decided not to delete. =D)

Ahah. I've just finished watching Angel Beats. The last episode, episode 13 was just aired 2 days ago. It was sure entertaining, although the background is probably based on Japanese culture that believe in reincarnation.
Another sad story by Key.
------------------Spoiler summary----------------------
It was how people who died without fulfilling their dream are gathered together at one place(a school apparently) and given chance to fulfill their dream with their memory still intact before going to their next life. The main conflict was, they don't know about that. They thought they must fight to stay at that school instead. So the main character arrives from his life, learned the true purpose of being at that place, and help the other to find peace, allowing them to disappear to their next life.

Throughout the story I do find one thing interesting though, that is how the rebels call people other than them as NPC. The naming is not stressed that much in the story so it just made me, the viewer to wonder why did the producer used the term NPC. I probably missed something in the episodes since I just had one run on the series.

As someone who is among the target audience, I believe that refers to Non-Playable Character which is a must-know term for any RPG game. Coincidentally, as a gamer who love RPGs, I do sometimes think of myself as a Playable Character, and other people around me as NPC. In fact, it is very fun to think that way. The concept is also the same indeed.
You can go to them, do actions, and they reply with some actions. The only difference here is the number of things they can reply back in which in many games, those are limited.
In games, we interact with NPC to obtain items, information. Many of these are required to complete quests and tasks in the game.
Don't you think the same kind of interactions are required in real life? Haha. You talk everyday with your friends, your teachers, parents. (With the exception information is stored in your brain instead of memory chips) It is SIMILAR in the way that only with that you can advance forward in life, getting promoted, making new friends, getting new skills and so on.

I'm sure I'm not the only RPG gamer who ever thought of that. However, there is one BIG motivation factor here. In RPG, as we follow the story, we often hinted of an acquire-able great things ahead in the story, and we (surprisingly) KNOW that it is quite near/far ahead and we have to do a number of things to get it. Be it, the strongest weapon, unlockable characters, you name it. Then you start to do research on how to get it. ...

Our goals in life is achieved the same way!! WTF!      <--- exaggerate attempt

Everything comes with pre-requisite. You have to do something before achieving something.
To talk about karma, you do something good, you get back something good.
To talk in geek, "cin doesn't wait for input".

Some people may think that you have lost your life when you get into RPG. But hell no, if you really get into the game, and enjoy achieving things, you have owned yourself a mindset that can help you in real life.
Be the person with the name of your name living in a world with your condition as a starter.
Then think about your goal.  Oh wait? Do you even have a goal?

Let's talk a bit of goals here...
In playing RPG, I can find 3 kind of goals that I commonly have to achieve. Of course we have the one and ULTIMATE GOAL of the game that is either save the planet/universe, eliminate the villain bosses, catch all pokemon(lol), create a perfect civilization/city, etc.
Then to make the game interesting, various level of difficulties is added by adding smaller tasks that you have to do such as doing certain errand, rescue and recruit people to be made ally, find key to get to certain places, doing a sequence of quests, etc. Completing these can be considered as MINI-GOALS of the game. Can't disagree on that.
Then the best thing about RPG game is, there are plenty of SATISFACTION GOALS. This is not tasks determined by the game, but the player itself. You often find yourself wanting to do the hardship so that you can overlevel the game, or you want to know-em-all or you want to perfectly have certain combinations of items at your disposal for use, defeat everything ever made in the game.. too many to be listed.

It is simply similar to the real life. I believe you can connect all of the above with your life. We have things that we get satisfied by getting into them. We also know that everyday we have to do various errand just to keep us alive, and do alot of stuff, at school, and at work. But wait, does that covers everything already?
One thing that we often forget is our ultimate goal in this life.
As a Muslim believer, I am to serve my god, Allah. For some unbeliever out there, perhaps their ultimate goal is to find happiness or be of help for the next generation.

But then, once and a while, you might say life is unfair, things went unexpectedly wrong, and you failed the biggest thing you ever wanted to do. So there is no where role-playing myself works you say. For me, that's where my belief as a muslim help me. I am grateful and always feel motivated because Allah mentioned in the Quran that:
"Allah does not impose upon any soul a duty but to the extent of its ability." (2:286) 

RPG are made in the way that all the the ultimate goal is achievable, in which of course, through various difficulties.With the above premise from our book Qur'an being true, life is the same as well!

Hence I find that RPG and real life are similar. Everything bad that comes to you has its hiqmah(benefits from ill). If you can just think of the hardship that you get in life is just a challenge, or pre-requisite of something, they are all overcomeable, you can just achieve your goals.

[p/s: Enjoying my holiday ^^. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee]

Holiday! 2 months!!

It has been 2 weeks since my summer holiday started.
I learned a few new things throughout though, so for now I'm still not bored yet. Haha! Ruby language, to name one. =)

I hope I will recover as soon as possible and get ready for my next term. I don't want my term start bleak like it was in Winter. Really sad. Bleak start usually ends with bleak end. That never has changed since as long I can remember.

So to brighten my start a little bit, with me now is a 'Pending-list.txt' that contains thing that I wanted to do but cant due to time and emotional constrict during school term. So my BIG plan is to empty that list, and be someone who don't have to fill it back. Yeay!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Commoner's coffee by commoner.

Thursday, June 10, 2010
My day was terribly messed up yesterday thanks to:

It was really effective in preventing me from sleep at night, particularly yesterday. Hahaha!
Not forgetting to mention the annoying laughter that comes along a few seconds after the above screen capture.

Cracked up the whole night. Hahaha!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Long story short, I bought my first jeans for the first time after 20 years of living.
I only wear slacks or thick cottoned slacks (which I can only find at Wisma Satok, Kuching so far) before.
I find side pockets are more convenient to me. They are especially larger and comfortable for me to fit devices.
I also like how I can move freely with them. I can do an instant turning-kick or a downward kick some more without having to adjust my legs here and there. Well, objectively that is true.

でも ね。。。(however...)
Naa.. of course I don't expect myself to wear what I brought from Malaysia for the whole time I'm here, can I?

So, today I decided to find new slacks.
I went to West Edmonton Mall.
... were looking around.
... were looking around a bit more.

Turned out... there is NO thick-cottoned type that I always preferred.
Perhaps there are stores that I haven't visit yet inside there.

...incidentally, I got into this one store.
To make things further short, I like the specific type of JEANS they offered, which suits my needs and upcoming needs, so I bought them.

Done. Off to sleep.
Tomorrow, ... I mean, later today, if I wake up early enough, I want to go there again. Finishing the incomplete ;)

[p/s: I think I saw myself wearing jean in a picture when I was small. I don't count that one. It wasn't my choice.]
[p/s2: Sometimes I pity myself for seeing things so objectively. Haha!]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Season shift...

Sunday, May 23, 2010
Fall to Winter...
Winter to Spring...

I'm amazed just by observing.

I had absorbed the idea of urbanization before, which is how cities emerge over time.
I also understand when technology advances... more equipments and gadgets are able to assist people.

But to make appearance of a place to change, those two are simply slow...

Today... everything is green. The next day, everything is white.
No matter my house or your house. No matter the sky-scrapper or shelter for those who can't afford a house..
Not just to the place, but to the people as well. Everyone changes their attire to ensure maximum heat.
No matter they are professionals, or those without job.
No matter they are adult, or just babies.

Today, everything is white. The next day, everything simply change.
No matter if you are blind or deaf, you feel the changes. Indeed a BIG change.
It doesn't take a century for that change to occur. Not even a decade.

It just takes ONE NIGHT for everyone to feel the difference.

...and yet people are not involved in the process.

Yours truly,

[p/s: イア~... I was rewatching Clannad After Story when I reached episode 22 where a song that mentions about season change is played in the background; Chiisana Te no Hira. So, I thought myself that somehow what Nagisa-chan was talking also applies to the city I currently live in, hence my post. XD
Here is the link to that scene]

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My first free fall. Not quite, but it feels so!

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Today I decided to follow my friends to go to Waterpark at Edmonton, located inside West Edmonton Mall. The place is somewhat similar to Sunway Lagoon at Subang Jaya, but I don't know which one is better though. The last time I went to Sunway Lagoon is when I was 10.

This picture covers about half of the place.

I never play with any long ramp before. Even at SL, I was too small that my parent didn't allow me to try any. 
GUESS WHAT.... my first water slide in my life is on the highest and the steepest ramp in RED as shown in the picture! SHEET! 

How was it? ...
I let my friends go first. They slide really fast. The water splash looks so cool as they slide across. Well, I just want to anticipate how would it feel before I try it myself. Then it is my turn.
So I sit on the ramp... move a little bit to get myself moving. Suddenly... ! 

 ---Bullet-time starts---(On top)
"I'm not moving yet, let me move a little bit"
"mgh=(1/2)*mv^2... mgh=(1/2)*mv^2..."
"Oh.. still not moving,... lemme push a bit..."
"I think I'm moving now"
"It is quite high isn't it... so I will move faster soon"
"Owh sheet!!!"
---Bullet-time ends---

I underestimated the ramp...

---Bullet-time starts again --- (Midway)
"Aahh! Am I sliding??!?!?!?!?!"
"Aaaargh! How long has it been???????"
"Aaaaa! Am I at the bottom yet??????"
"Ah! I want to hold something.... this is too FAST!!!"
"Aahh! I didn't feel a thing on my back!!!!!"
"Am I on anything?? The ramp didn't BROKE right?!?!?!?!"
"Isn't there anything I can hold onto?? Anything?!!!?!?"
"...Ya Allah, I am at your mercy... T_T....whatever, help me!!!"
"Argh!!! this is TOO FAST!!!!"
"This should be one of the Killing Machine for Discovery Channel, aaaarh!!!"
---Bullet-time ends---

"AAaaaaaaaaAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!", all the way to the bottom, then,

I was FREEFALLING!!! SHEET! I thought I can at least feel the ramp's normal force acting on my back. I thought wrong!!! There's only a slight sensation of water splashes on my back. Not bad... not bad...
Then at the bottom I start laughing to myself. Haha. It was actually fun lol!!

 Picture from the top. Almost half of the red ramp was so steep that they aren't visible from that view. See?

I at least tried to anticipate the ramp earlier... but I didn't anticipate for the pool waiting for me at the bottom at all.
It took me a while to realize where did I fall at the bottom. I wasn't sure where should I go. 
"Should I swim? or should I just walk? but which way? Ah, the security patrol is asking me to get out of here. Ah! I'm stuck."
I guess my mind was still on the ramp lol. So I had Akmal to help me. Ahah! Thanks!

So, that was my first. We tried several other ramps after that. I can feel Adrenaline Rush working inside me. Ahaha! Only after that I realized the first ramp I said earlier was categorized as Extreme. Among others include Intermediate, Easy, Advance. Lol. 
*Rasa nak ketuk je kepala diorang ni. Ade ke bagi naik yg paling extreme dulu -.-*
Then we spent the rest of the time playing with artificial wave at the large pool. Never thought people enjoy being hit by wave that much. Somehow that doesn't make much sense to me.. -.-.

To conclude, I want to go there again!! To Ariff, Akmal, Cimi, and Ejan, thanks for bringing me along today! =)

One interesting fact from
"The West Edmonton Mall holds the world record for the largest mall in the world, and employs over 15,000 people. The mall attracts around 55,000 people a day, totaling to about 20 million visitors a year!"

Credit to for the first picture, for the second, both via google image.

p/s: Like Akmal in his blog said... today we saw a lot of thing we shouldn't -.-.... "kene wat solat taubat"

Monday, May 10, 2010

How am I doing.. hah!

Monday, May 10, 2010
There are quite many things happened recently. Well, that statement is always true. The thing that make it different is when you get involve with them. Hah!

Chronologically, i had my final exams, then 4 months of holiday follows which contains a lot of other stuff.

A little bit of comment about the exam. I would say it was like a common nightmare. Apparently Shahronizam of 5 months ago saved me. I feel some kind of failure, but at the same time satisfied. Failure because, my study strategy wasn't much of help, and satisfied because, somehow I manage to follow my own strategy. AHAH! I wonder if they cancel out each other. XD
I guess I have to email an apology letter soon.
Effectively, one of my Project Hatachi resolution failed because of that. HOWEVER, that's not the end. It is just the beginning. Just like npc in many games has said, "knowing your weakness is knowing your strength". Currently devising my plan for next term.

Then, apparently, my housemate, Sadid bought a PS3. I'm glad++. Haha. The pros n cons of him buying it is more balanced than me buying it, hence solving a few dilemma I had in my mind.

Then,  I bought a set of Bose Companion 2 speaker. Honestly speaking, it is the sweetest 2.0 speaker I ever hear in my life. Hearing music never felt such fuwafuwa as that before. Worth every cent of my money spent for it.

Then,... I went to Emaan Award. To my senior, Bebee and Ariff, thank you very much. Only Allah knows best how much you two inspired me. anatatachi no egao... zettai ni itsumo oboeteru! hontou ni arigatou! mata shourai!! \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ

Then, I discovered Nanami Madobe for Windows 7. Voiced by a legendary seiyuu. Thumbs up for Microsoft Japan!

Then I went to 2 BBQ events. Eaten lots of carbon. Haha! I was thinking,... some snacks are offered in BBQ flavour. What do they mean??? BBQ has specific flavour??

Then, I manage to sleep early 7 days straight. -v-

Then, thanks to Arizan Nurhizman, I rediscovered a skill I thought lost in After Effect CS3. 

Tomorrow, next term's first class starts!
Eventhough they said that I only have to pass the course, I won't slack off. It has been a while inappropriate wavelength of light fly with me. I am going to aim for a wider range of visible light. Definitely!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Guide - decrease loading time for FOLDER with massive items

Friday, April 23, 2010
"My music folder loading time decreased from 4 seconds to... almost instantly! XD", Shahro

This guide is also for you if...

1) You are using Windows 7 (Might as well occur to XP or Vista, but the problem is less obvious for those OS)

2) You always open certain folders in your PC which contains A LOT of files particularly, music, photos, videos, documents.

3) ..and of course, you get annoyed by the time taken for all those files n its thumbnails to completely show up,   
OR  you hate hearing your hard disk making noises as those files are being accessed,   
OR  you imagine the equation 'lim n-to-infinity, [certain log eqn] = [certain limit]' every time you see the green progress bar. XD

1. Go to the respective problematic folder.
2. Right-click it > Properties
3. Go to Customize tab.
4. Choose one type of folder type to be applied. (Usually chosen for you already)
5. The MAIN part!!! Tick the 'Also apply this template to all subfolders'.

6. Done! Click OK.
By doing this, you prevented Windows from doing the hassle of determining folder types for you, hence saving much more time, and laptop's battery power.
Test the difference if you don't believe me :).

Credit to ''

[p/s: Today I wake up early.... very very early. Yay!]
[p/s2: Tomorrow I have one big exam. Yeay x2!]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Guide - Resize image faster, without using any image editing software.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This guide is for...

1) People who want a quick way to resize their pictures without opening any image editing programs which take considerably long time to load (like paint/acdsee/photoshop).
- commonly happens to... people who blogs, and like to put pictures from their digital camera etc.

2) ...and don't like installing new software. (This guide still requires you to install something though, but it is simply a windows extension rather than a software.)

3) Of course.. using Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Image Resizer Powertoy
This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them.

Many people may have solutions of their own. However I still like to stress why this one works better.
1) Only 2 steps... Right click the picture, and choose the resize option. Both take below 0.1 second.
2) Works for multiple pictures. You just select those files, and right-click on them.
3) It is based on Microsoft's powertoys. Microsoft has discontinued creating any more powertoys after XP. So, the creator extended its compatibility with Vista/7. For the less savvy... this implies that, it simply adds a new feature to Windows, instead of installing new program etc.

Download link: go to their website =), it should be more convenient for them that way I think.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Haruhi with baju kebaya =)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I was thinking of reorganizing my folder and other stuffs in my PC. Like usual, I went into discovery-mode, haha. So I rediscovered this.
These pictures are taken from 'Kak Aya''s online diary if I remembered right. XDXD

 What is it about? =) Ahaha. Of course, if it is Kak Aya, then the first thing in mind is..


About those pictures, apparently she ninja'ed (the term other blogger used XD) to Malaysia.
Until now, I can still find many other Malaysian anime-fans who are very envious to that Makcik through their blogs. Ahaha.

I still find Suzumiya Haruhi is the best story I've ever watched. The narrator's humor. The logically challenging events. The sense of continuity. The orchestra music they use in the background.  I like it very much that I even read the novels it was adapted from.

Just something to fill my time between calculus integrations. ^^ I am still in exam week. I'm hoping for the best for this term. Yeay!

[p/s: 'Kak Aya' is malaysianized version of 'Aya-nee-chan'.]
[p/s2: doki doki.... my next calculus is on Saturday, wish me luck ya]
[p/s3: I am among those who find the consecutive 8 episodes of Endless Eight as appropriate and nice way for the story to be presented. I believe the mistake is with those people who watch those new episodes as 'Season 2' instead of a reairing of the whole series.]

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guide - Windows Live Messenger in Windows 7, reverting to the old way

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This guide is for you if you answer YES to these 3 question.

1) Do you use Windows Live Messenger?

2) Do you use Windows 7?

3) Do you prefer WLM icon appearing at the traybar (near the clock) instead of the taskbar (which is a new change introduced in Windows 7)?

You might answer NO to the third question. However, at least you will be wondering why this issue comes up in the first place.
Here is why;
a) Right click menu of MSN at the traybar seems more responsive than at the taskbar. This is shown when;
 - Sometimes your Unread Inbox Message counter of your inbox seems incorrect in the Taskbar version, which so far never happens to me in the traybar version.
 - Sometimes you end up clicking the msn icon of the Taskbar version multiple times to get to the MSN main screen especially when you are doing heavy work on your PC.
b) If you use Messenger Plus, the 'More Statuses' only appear in the traybar version.
c) Other messengers are still utilizing the traybar. So, you might want to group them together.
d) Some perfectionists consider IM programs as PASSIVE programs. They believe the traybar are for PASSIVE programs while the taskbar are only for ACTIVE programs.

So, have you changed your mind? I don't mind you know. But in case you decided to say YES as well, then go on to the tutorial below. Don't worry, no patching or altering system files involved. It is the legal way. It is only that many people don't know about it.

So, how to revert it to the previous way?

Short answer -
Run Windows Live Messenger in compatibility mode for 'Windows Vista'.

Long answer/ How to - 
1) Go to your Windows Live Messenger shortcuts at the desktop or start menu. Another way is to browse directly to the main exe file at C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe.
2) Right click > Properties
3) Go to the Compatibility tab.
4) Tick the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
5) Select "Windows Vista" from the drop-down menu.
6) Click OK.
7) Finally, exit your WLM, and restart it back.

You may now Un-pin WLM from the taskbar if you want.

That's all thank you.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Impressed with its ending animation - Bakemonogatari.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I always watch the op/ed of anime I bought/downloaded although I always have the chance to move the slider where the main story is. I am fascinated by how those animators animate those keyframes and adjust even the smallest details to fit the song that comes along. You can see this in the following youtube video from the 'little' shakes, changing scenes, colour switching, changes in beats, etc etc. (Which is why, for those who care, when we watch anime together and I mention about not skipping op/ed, I meant it seriously)

So, I was watching Bakemonogatari recently when I came to their new ending song. While the song also become forum's topic of conversation, what I want to point here is its animation.

The drawing style that I would categorize as creepy beforehand are being animated in such way it feels cute. I am quite impressed.

the first 4 sec are a bit of the episode before the ending animation starts.

Song is Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari by supercell... that I can roughly translate as... 'story that you don't know'? something like that.

Watching OP/ED are very inspirational you know. Without noticing, you gain a lot of ideas when you are animating your own After Effect projects.

[p/s: I don't promote bands here, but I really like supercell's song because the way they use piano in their songs. That's all]
[p/s2: Studying linear algebra =D]
[p/s3: Waiting for K-On!! which will be aired on April 7th. Woot!!]

Monday, April 5, 2010

I am playing Left 4 Dead 2!

Monday, April 5, 2010
Hee. Last fall term, I decided to reward myself with L4D2 if I achieve my target for that term. It went okay. So, I plan to wait for the price to drop before I go to game store and buy it. It turns out that... since it was released last year, there is no drop for even one cent in it's price... *sigh.

So I made up my mind, and went to buy it last week. Yay!

Why now, when it is only weeks away for final exam? (I can sense that question filling up the atmosphere of my house, and I feel uneasy for it =.=...) It is my long-time strategy! This is to encourage myself to study a bit more. As a reward for studying that night, I will play this game. That's how it works.

Last semester, I did it with Resident Evil 5. Ahahaha! Remember my post about RE5? XD.

Why Left 4 Dead 2? For those who never heard of this game, I guess, it is worthy to explain first. L4D2 is brought to us by the same company that worked on Half Life and Counter Strike. Effectively, L4D2 is the result of merging those 2 popular games. I played L4D1 in commentary mode beforehand (commentary mode is a game mode where the game developer explains to you how they invented the game as you play the game), and I remember coming to one part in which they said, they originally play Counter Strike and beating each other with only knife. From there they find it would be interesting if they create a game with a team of players killing a horde of enemy with only melee weapons. Something like that.
Hence, Left 4 Dead, a game where you are teamed up with 3 other survivors, and still have to stay alive as you make your way to the place you will be rescued.

I have been loving it since L4D1 because there is no way you could win the game without team-work. That's the main thing. The concept of playing together and helping each other out is so clear.
Back in college, I used to play it with Faza, Lan, and Ezwan Sora. I remember how we were freaked out when the zombies had us separated in the game. Finally it was a big relief when at least one of us made it to the final rescue point.
*At the final map event, there is a feeling of "Go! Go! Save yourself. We will hold these zombies. Don't mind about us!!". Ahaha! *

Honestly, I planned to buy a 4-license game pack so that I can play with my current room mates. However, I don't want to bother them with their studies for now. Maybe after the final exam? =) I don't know if they are interested or not though :'(

You play as one of these four survivors in L4D1
... or these four in L4D2.

As for my L4D2 copy, I played a few times so far, and it is great!! I think people should conventionally divide multiplayer games into 2 main types, in which one requires co-op extensively, and the other don't. I believe L4D1 and 2 are the best co-op games of all!

Okay. Back to my work. =)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Feeling emotional recently? Here is an emo boost for you. - Draw With Me

Monday, March 29, 2010
I just want to show a video.. no, a NICE fan-made animation in which the author dedicated to his gf. I like it very much, so I want to share with you guys. Hurm, just for credit, the one who introduced it to me is Ezwan Sora. Thanks to him.

The title of the video is Draw With Me. Enjoy!

The song he used is Cherish by Ai Otsuka.

And he made that animation just by Photoshop and After Effect... ah, but that's not the point here =).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nothing can Happen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The origin of Rockman.exe, Borneo

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Taken from the very first episode of Rockman.exe, when the main character, Netto (ネット) still do not own his own custom Net Navi.

Reminiscent moment once in a while ^^.

See? My instinct is right afterall. LoL.
All the more proud I am to have been born in Borneo =)

Just in case anyone wondered, those are screenshot from Rockman.exe, which was my favorite animation back then in primary school. It was aired around the Digimon era, when I was in primary 5-6. Of course, it wasn't aired in Malaysia until recently. Back then I had to find bits of them on the internet and buy CDs from the store.

But I didn't catch the Borneo part back then because fansubs were not popular, and I didn't know any japanese language back then as well. Only RAW media were available. LoL. So, thinking that now I have the bandwidth, I better get any last bit of fansubbed version before they extinct from the net =).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Open-heartedly welcoming 2010.

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Once again, Happy New Year everyone.

Went to City Square Edmonton for the countdown event.

Here I uploaded a clip from Lucky Star to help me convey the message literally.

2010 is a beautiful number to me. It is... rounded up, if you get what I mean. Additionally, it also coincides with the year I'm turning hatachi, which is a rounded up number as well.
Then, being hatachi this year also coincides with the year I attend university as undergraduate.
So, in my perspective, it is like a beautiful RESET button. So, I'll press it today.

Just like any New Year, including Hijrah new year of course, I will come up with some sort of resolution to be aimed at. 2009's resolution was a success =). Alhamdulillah. But since 2010 is like a special year to me, I want to make something else as well.

Therefore, for this occasion, I have announced a self-inspired-changes-for-a-better-life project called Project Hatachi! So, unlike the 2010 resolutions, this project contents will have a permanent impact on me. Insyaallah.

So, begin with this year's resolution =)
(drum rolls...)
1) Get at least A- for all my subjects in the second semester. The time has come to get rid of the Bs.

2) Finish 2010 diary dammit! Lots of blank for the last 2 years.

Then the hatachi project... I'll just put some summary. It kind of personal actually, and there is no benefit for anyone else to know them =)

1) Anonymousization of me in the internet.
2) Control the way anime impacts my life for the next 10 years.
(Note: Not getting rid of it, for those who care)
3) Time to get involved practically with something I've been waiting for so long; Computer Science.
4) Memorize some more Surahs.

With that, Happy New Year and happy get to school everyone =)

 Thank you for reading.

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