This Week Random Stuff

  • Min Sing Steamboat @ Clementi Ave 2  ()
    This place is not bad. Had a nice steamboat dinner under the heavy rain with my friends under the heavy rain. It’s one of the few steamboat occasion where I didn’t feel bloated after the meal. I felt satisfied. It’s an order base buffet and not take-all-you-want kind. Though the portion of each order were small, but the meat and vegetable quality were relatively higher.
  • WYSIWYG WebBuilder ()
    A really awesome and easy-use-tool to build webpage. Came across this tool while I was helping my gf with her assignment.
  • rlslog.net and AllYouLike.Com ()
    If you bought an extabit premium account like me and have difficulty finding the dl links. These 2 of the best sites to get extabit links.
  • Torchlight II ()
    Probably not the best in its genre but I kinda like it. It offers some different and has a unique design to it too. It’s like a good breather from all the major hit like Diablo and Titan Quest. I like their concept too.
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This Week Random Stuff

Demise of The King

On 15th Oct 2012. A very tragic news hits Cambodia and its people hard. Former King Norodom Sihanouk passed away. It came as a shock to everyone. Not that because we didn’t expect it. It’s just that we weren’t ready to hear it. The has lost yet another great man. Medias spraying the news all over the world, social network exploded with statuses, shares, and comments on their sadness over death. It doesn’t take a genius to tell that his nation and people love and respected him and that he’s a great man.

Honestly, I’m no patriot nor did I have any great attachment for my country. As far I as I remember, I’ve been more or less educated and grown up overseas, and didn’t see many positive things about my country. But from the fact that there so much love and respect for him says a lot about a man. Patriot or not, I respect and salute a great man and mourn his death. My condolences and wish he rests in peace.

Demise of The King

Versus

Rivalry. Everybody loves rivalry. Despite being educated to be a peace loving, logical, sensible creature (well, at least from where I come from), I’ve long come to realize how most of us enjoy and get entertained by the drama in created from rivalry. People seems to enjoy discussing, debating, challenging, arguing and even fighting over it. And to our satisfaction, there seems to be endless rivalry story for the us to keep following up from economic and politics to sport and IT electronics rivalries. Recently, for some reason, I ended up reading up a lot of news and discussion over various big rivalries.

  • Obama vs Romney
    Another episode of Democrat versus Republican.
  • Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo
    A battle of who’s the best football player on earth.
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid
    Long drawn battle between the two best clubs in the world.
  • X Box vs Play Station
    Probably an old story.
  • Apple vs Samsung
    A battle to dominate the mobile device market.
  • Apple vs Google
    Mobile OS battle and probably currently a digital GPS map battle too.
  • Google vs Facebook
    I wonder how popular is G+ now…
  • PES vs FIFA
    lolz probably already a one sided battle now… Wonder how many loyal PES player like me remains
  • Pepsi vs Coke
    I think I’m getting carried away… are they still fighting.. I hope they do. 😛
  • HTML 5 vs Flash
    We probably know who’s the winner now… but I still flash is awesome.

Well, I’m pretty sure you have your own list of rivalry that you’re interested and actively following up, discuss and debate with your peers. I think rivalry is more less 1 defining characteristic of nature. I think for the most part we can agree that it’s a good thing if practice correctly. In many way, this competition helps us grow in many. It helps us grow, gives us self satisfaction, makes us feel belong (to whichever side we’re on), aspires, motivates us blah blah blah.. Well, so long as it doesn’t turn out into a blood bath battle… that’s when it’ll just do one and only thing to us…. It destroys us.

Come to think of it, I seriously don’t know what’s the point or purpose of this post. Probably, I just want to remind myself that we don’t always have to get aggressive and fight when we compete. It can and should always be a friendly rivalry.

Versus

FIFA 13 vs PES 2013

I realize I haven’t be writing any game post for along time. Well, the reason is fairly simple. I don’t really have much time to play many games nowadays. FIFA 13 and PES 2013 is probably the latest hype for me after Diablo III. I don’t play a lot of sport game. Football is probably 1 of the my few favorite sport games along par with NFS and NBA. I’ve stopped NFS and NBA for quite some years back after I lost track of it. So yeah PES is currently the only sport games I’m playing and still love playing.

Anyway, back to the topic. I’ve been playing Winning Eleven and PES as far as I could remember. I think since like Winning Eleven 2006. So FIFA has always been alien to me. I tried it a few times but somehow, I just couldn’t get used to it (in a short time that I tried). So yeah I always ended up back to WE / PES. However, in recent few years, I’ve been so torn in deciding whether switch to FIFA. When PES 2010, I didn’t like it. It took me awhile to get used to it and switched from 2009. So yeah, that was already 2011 and they are using a new engine. So when I gave 2011 a try, I totally hate it. I couldn’t even bother to make the switch. Hence, I more or less skip 2011 and keep playing 2010. During that time, I would take the time and effort to find and download the new kits, later transfers, and update to latest stats than switching to 2011. So then PES 2012 came out, I got a better. Not as much as I hoped for, but definitely better and more playable. So yes, recently I decided to move on from 2010 after some thought and some testing and practice on the 2012. Anyway, by then, a lot of people were switching to FIFA but I guess I was just too loyal or too lazy. Either one.

Not long after the switch, PES 2013 and FIFA 13 released. So then I was thinking if I should buy PES 2013. But after reading the review I got so turned down. I mean PES 2012 already have a set of flaws that for some reason I manage to adapt to it and live with it (probably coz I’ve just been playing this franchise for too long) but still I would, expect them to actually make improvement or a comeback in 2013 which apparently doesn’t sound so. Then after a few recommendations from my peers and 1 of which is my senior who I used to love playing the game with, I decide it’s about time I make the switch. With that, I bought FIFA 13.  Well, until now I still couldn’t appreciate how is FIFA 13 better than PES because truth to be told, I’m still struggling with the menu, settings and everything. It’s just not that easy when you’ve been used to sth for like almost 10 years and suddenly switching over to something else at this age. So yeah, I’ll probably would only find that out when I’ve become comfortable with the game.

FIFA 13 vs PES 2013

10 Years

A long time? not quite… that’s exactly how long batch mates and I have been away from home. From high school to JC, to University and on to working life. A long journey indeed but thinking back, it felt like a flash.

Anyway, today we had our 10 years anniversary. All of us have grown both physically and mentally but in a way, it feels the same. It was a nice and refreshing gathering. We meet up and catch up on each other. I think what made it felt refreshing is because the fact that we were honest with each other, eager to share our stories, and also interested in each other’s life story. I think mainly it’s also because all of us are doing good (if not great) so far. Each of us graduate, got a job, and found our partner, which pretty much what makes us feel good about ourselves.

Our chit chat also got me looking and reflecting on things and the changes we’ve all gone through. I think a lot of thing has certain changed for me since then… my life purpose, my goals, and things I want to achieve in life. They’ve been changing and shaping unexpectedly. I guess saying that you can’t plan for life is quite true for me. However, I think it’s changing for the better and it’s also train me to be able to handle the unexpected better. It’s been a great and blessing roller coaster ride so far. And from here it marks our new journey as a full pledge adult. You know the one with work, relationship, family, bills and financial problem and all that stuff to think about take care of… lolz

10 Years