21 March 2008

I had lunch with my father and sisters at Brotzeit at Vivocity today. Great food. I would visit the place again.

I had eyed this place for a while but whenever I was there in a weekend evening, it was full except for the bar counters. Heh.

20 March 2008

I picked up Lost Empire: Immortals, Superpower, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Universe at War: Earth Assault and Europa Universalis III at Tec-Drome last night. Mr. Woo said he would be bringing Sins of a Solar Empire in soon! Yes. And he will try to secure Galactic Civilisations II for me.

I have my eyes on:

Ancient Wars: Sparta
Caesar IV
Glory of the Roman Empire
Imperium Romanum
Civ City: Rome
Settlers: Rise of an Empire

Heh. Quite a bit. Where am I ever going to find the time?

Bioshock and Call of Duty 4 are very low priorities.

19 March 2008

The Village


Last night I played less than an hour. There were a few firsts for me. It was my first time playing on the Village map and my first time toting a machine gun. Still, this was a difficult small map where snipers and drone operators reign supreme. 4:4, 5:8, 5:4. I spent most of my time seizing objectives instead of killing though I got some kills with the machine gun! I tried out the machine gun seriously for the first time.

A guy noob-tubed* me three times at least. Oh dear. We are beginning to see noob-tubers.

* Noob-tubes is leetspeak for grenade launcher. Noob-tubers are kids who tote these weapons. What noobs do is that they use noob-tubes in games like Battlefield 2 for direct fire. Blast people at point blank range or short range, spoils the game. You can't use grenade launchers like that in real life, there is a minimum arming range for 35/40mm grenades or other rifle grenades. Noob-tubing renders MGs, SMGs and assault rifles pointless.
I went for a run last night. I wasn't in the mood. 9:25. Heh. I do need to focus on my runs. I need to start doing 5 km runs again.

18 March 2008

Short

This MSN/Windows Live Messenger exchange started with me expressing that I was tired of Mobile Weapon: Battle Stations and that I was thinking of erasing the account. Kuoby wanted my gold. So, the exchange ensued.


Kuoby says (2:10 PM):
lau sai lover

Kuoby says (2:10 PM):
so are you giving me the gold?

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:10 PM):
Woo Kuoby is back!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:10 PM):
Gold? You?

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:10 PM):
It goes to Yen Lyn.

Kuoby says (2:10 PM):
i am truly hurt

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:11 PM):
WOO!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:11 PM):
C'mon.

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:11 PM):
BEG.

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:11 PM):
Grovel!

Kuoby says (2:12 PM):
i'm really really hurt

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:12 PM):
Oh.

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:13 PM):
Then, it is going to Yen Lyn.

Kuoby says (2:13 PM):
i'm begging!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:13 PM):
She gets 3 million.

Kuoby says (2:13 PM):
please!

Kuoby says (2:13 PM):
give me the gold!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:13 PM):
Are you short?

Kuoby says (2:15 PM):
yes i am!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:15 PM):
WOO!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:15 PM):
Wait!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:17 PM):
Thanks thanks! I am so happy!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:17 PM):
Benita and I had a competition for the last few months.

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:17 PM):
Since last year.

Kuoby says (2:20 PM):
gimme gold!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:20 PM):
Thanks!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:20 PM):
I am going to celebrate!

Chuang Shyue Chou says (2:20 PM):
WOO!

Late last year, Little Hobo Benita and I had a contest in that we wanted to see who can make Kuoby admit that he is short. We must do this without revealing to Kuoby that there was a contest. We tried various means and it was difficult.

Finally, I succeeded this morning! WOO! I am elated! WOO HOOOO!

17 March 2008

At War


I played Frontlines tonight. Woo! 3:1, 1:1, 9:2. The first was mainly IFV kills. The third game was a combination of sniper kills, IFV automatic cannon kills and tank gun and machine gun fire kills. Heh. Not too bad. Great fun.

Recommended. All thanks to Wilson.
Frontlines! Frontlines! Frontlines!

This game was great fun! Last night, Gary and I were on the Invasion map and we racked up a lot of kills. He was sniping from the edge of the map and had twice saved me from enemies behind. Night fighting. Simply great.

I was running amok behind enemy lines, shooting drone operators and snipers in the back. 9:6, 3:10, 7:3 or something. Good ratios except when our frontlines got overrun.

Join Gary's squad!

16 March 2008

Modesty Blaise Novels


My sister and I are fans of certain pulp fiction. Modesty Blaise and Conan the Barbarian. Now, the novels of the former has been re-issued! Whee!