27 June 2017

The weekend was too short!
Last night, I have finally extracted all the powers for all the classes into the Kanai Cube, with the last item being a second Belt of Transcendence!


Tonight, the new Necromancer class arrives! Yes!

19 June 2017

I found one more item for my Witch Doctor. I also found the Little Rogue sword with my Monk.

One last belt item for the Witch Doctor now. Then, I will take a break from Diablo 3 before the Necromancer pack comes out.
I dreamed of her last night.

12 June 2017


Hurrah! I have gotten the last two items for the Witch Doctor. I just need two more of the same so that I can extract their powers. It may take a week or two, it is really dependent on luck.

09 June 2017

The Belt of Transcendence

I managed to get another hard to get item in Diablo 3 after the expenditure of probably thousands of blood shards.

I got one of it and I think I need to use it, I can't extract it as a power. Oh well. The Belt of Transcendence.

08 June 2017

Victor Vran

Victor Vran was for me the best game of 2015, I spent over 100 hours on it. It was a joy to play, a delight. I heavily recommend it.

The game was a complete surprise from an unknown Bulgarian studio. I must say that I was hugely impressed.
Finally! The new DLC, Fractured Worlds, for Victor Vran is out! Whee!

I didn't get the other one as it featured a heavy metal theme, I don't care for heavy metal music nor the culture.

Witch Doctor items

Last night, I was lucky, I managed to get two items that I needed for my Witch Doctor. For one of the items, I managed to get two of it. I was able to extract the power and I have another to equip, the Tall Man's Finger ring. I got it via purchase from Kadala.

I also managed to upgrade a rare staff and got the Wormwood staff which I used to extract the power at the Kanai Cube.


I require one ring, one voodoo mask and one belt now. Three items left.

05 June 2017

The final stretch

I have completed collecting all the powers in the Kanai Cube for the Monk, now I have five powers to collect for the Witch Doctor.

Not far now from completing my final objective.

02 June 2017

Hazell Dean - They Say It's Gonna Rain

More powers

I managed to add two more powers to the Kanai Cube in the last two days. I also managed to get more of those items too, it means that I can extract the powers and also that I have the items to equip on the character.

All in all, a good thing.

I have five more powers to extract for the Witch Doctor and a last one for the Monk.

29 May 2017

Objectives for Diablo 3

I have many objectives for Diablo 3. As I achieved them, I make new ones. The original objectives were to get all the sets items for all the classes and reaching GR40. I made the initial objectives.

I revised my objectives over time.

The last set of objectives were:

1. GR70 (for primals)
2. Paragon 800
3. Put all the powers in the cube

I have achieved 1 and 2.

For point 3, I have all the powers for wizard, crusader, barbarian and demon hunter in the Kanai Cube now.

I have only witch doctor and monk left. For the former, 6 items, for the latter, 2 items.

25 May 2017

Diablo 3 goals

Diablo 3 today is a different game from that which was released about four or five years ago. I gave myself a few goals, and revised them along the way.

I achieved two of the major ones this week and last week. I made Paragon level 800 last night and Greater Rift level 70 last week.


Now, the final goal would be to put every single power into Kanai's Cube. This would depend on a lot of luck.

I have a minor one of getting higher levels for my legendary gems.

06 May 2017

I shall go to an exhibition at NAFA in the late afternoon.
Yesterday, I went to a place where I was once very happy. I walked around, remembered the old times. How the place had changed. The cafés, the shops, and more. It was the same but it was not the same.

After two hours, I left. I decided against drawing at a café there. There is too much sadness there for me to want to linger.

29 March 2017

I spotted a Dumeril's monitor lizard climbing a tree yesterday. It has distinct crossbars on its back. I took a few photos and saw the crossbars later.

I have also spotted the clouded monitor lizard previously. I have seen the Malayan water monitor lizard most often.

14 March 2017

13 March 2017

09 March 2017

I would have bought American if Dell hadn't made it inconvenient for small corporate buyers online. I ended up with Acer PCs recently from Courts at Ang Mo Kio because it was available. The few Dell machines at the store weren't the ones I wanted. Ditto for HP. I dislike Acers but these are low end office machines that I needed, any brand would do. They are indistinguishable.
The old Windows Vista Core 2 Duo machine, an old Dell Vostro 200, has finally died after all these years. I had put good RAM into the machine and extended its life. I had also put a new HDD in recently. It had rendered good service for many years, a decade of hard use. I guess that was it. Now, I will strip the few usable parts of that thing.

03 March 2017

Woo hoo! Diablo III, Paragon level 626 now. My aim is level 800 eventually. It is getting punishing. 1.8 to 2 billion xp every 12-13 minutes. Hmmm.. It will take about half an hour to 40 minutes per paragon level at this point.
Friday! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

27 February 2017

Apparently, buying ice-cream to bribe people works. Funny how people would rather go with an unprincipled, power-hungry person with tyrannical tendencies.
There will always be people who will sell out, follow the herd. Extremely disappointing, I have left with great disgust. They will use reasons like unity against a common enemy and more. Aligning oneself with disagreeable creatures is really not the way to go.

16 February 2017

I realise that I have not watched a movie in the cinema or on DVD for over a year now. Has it been that long?

Time flies.

13 February 2017

I haven't been having dinner for the last two Fridays and one Saturday. Finally, I did have dinner on Saturday evening, a vegetarian pizza at the Living Café. It was delicious.
Revising the prices of a brochure on sepak takraw balls and net. Prices have gone up across the board.
A little bird had flown into my room a few days ago. It was distressed at being trapped. I managed to open a window and shoo it out

19 January 2017

Art Stage is just over. I remember going a few years ago.
The mystery of the rooster is solved. Apparently, a local tycoon had instructed his folks to bring them around the neighbourhood. It is likely to cater to his superstitions of a new Chinese year.
I think I will go visit the Jurong Bird Park soon. It has been about four decades since I was last there. I guess in a sense it will be a bittersweet visit for another reason. Oh well. Such is life.

09 January 2017

News in Chinese on the radio

I have the opportunity to listen to news in Chinese on the radio rather frequently these days. The focus on news items from mainland China is there and it can be startling as listening to this news broadcast, one would never have known if there is anything else happening throughout the world. It is as if Singapore is an outpost of China. I wonder if the local stations hire folks from the People's Daily or something to do the news programming.

Now, I do wonder about news in Hokkien over the airwaves. I heard a bit of it twice over the years.

04 January 2017