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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kingdom Rush Frontiers - browser version review

An exceptional tower defense game

I'm the 14th person to complete the browser version since its release ^.^

Completed in less than a day - with ~90% missions completed in Iron mode It's very easy once you get the hang of it (like knowing that barracks are somewhat unnecessary, except for backup lol) and when you have all the skills for towers and hero upgraded. 

I love the marksman towers and mage towers best! - I bet I can win any map by just using these lol - with full upgrades ofc, and definitely with my trusty Cronan hero (fully upgraded as well - the trample skill is definitely the first skill you should max out for Cronan - amazingly useful)

Hmm review-wise, this is as good as the first one - perhaps even better :) I've enjoyed playing this a lot. 

I thought of making a walkthrough with screenshots of my tower arrangements and upgrades but then I suppose this game had plenty of video reviews already ... plus I'm lazy lol - I wanted to start playing X-Rebirth hehe. However, if you're stuck in Crimson Valley - here's a hint: the savage eats your troops to replenish health, so you'll need to avoid using barracks and use plenty of marksman towers and other ranged towers. 

Overall, if you've enjoyed Kingdom Rush (the previous game), you'd enjoy this a lot :) Wish there were more missions though... and it's a real pity I don't have a good enough Android phone to be able to play this game on.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Power Writing Structure for writing stories

The structure went 1,2,3,3,3,2,3,3,1.
1 = The Idea
2 = The reason
3 = Details (Facts, Percentages, Short Story Examples, Analogies,)

Credits to Angelofdarkness

**Short blog posts are becoming a bad habit for me lol... I promise I'll change :P

Fun right-brain/ left-brain quiz

Check it out :) : http://en.sommer-sommer.com/braintest/

Mine:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ideas and drafts - Upcoming blog posts

So, I've just realised that I had plenty of half-written blog posts and ideas lying around in the drafts section and I thought that if I list them here as upcoming content for my blog, I might get more motivated to actually finish writing them lol.

So here goes (in no particular order)! I hope I won't regret this xD


  1. A pictorial guide on how to play mahjong - for noobs :)
  2. Types of of mahjong players and what it tells about their character (very ambitious project but I have some ideas in mind ;) )
  3. What various games taught me (inspired by Jenna Marbles' similarly titled video)
  4. A postgrad's thoughts - what my supervisor said to me
  5. How to add facebook comments system on blogger (Am still trying unfortunately, if I've found a good and simple way to do this, I'll definitely share :) )
  6. When you don't know what you want (a personal post - I had almost everything written out on paper but I'm just too lazy to type them out lol - I'd rather type useless stuff like this xD)
  7. How to know whether you have trypophobia (I haz it so I'll probably be getting plenty of goosebumps  by writing this post... totally not looking forward to this... :P)
  8. My experience as a class monitor (for around 7 years lol)
  9. Guide to driving on the highway... for newbies :)
  10. Wave music - myths and facts (the way I see it)
  11. Science and writing - do they attract or repel? 
  12. Realisation
  13. My first experience in teaching - being a part-time tuition teacher (after my first class which is somewhere in Dec :) )
  14. Plenty of game/movie/songs/videos/albums reviews!
  15. ... and maybe some short horror stories (based on nightmares that I had lol :P)
Okay that's it for now... quite a lot of procrastination I see lol. Gah, time to get busy :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daughtry videos are up... on my backup channel. :)

So as promised, I've uploaded, again, the videos but this time on my backup channel. My main channel has like 2 strikes now and I would really hate it if I get another one, just saying :) I'm thinking of backing up all my videos on another channel and list them as private/unlisted lol, so I can still have them even though my main channel may one day get taken down by some ridiculous copyright claim - I mean come on! You've stated that my videos are available but restricted in certain countries and then you song-song (hokkien word here, which means 'simply') go and take them down... wtf...

Gah, nvm, 6 more months then my strikes will be gone, then I'll dare to put up more videos on my main account then... lol. Till then, I'll probably putting up all my videos on my backup account.

Update! All my lyrics are updated and the videos are all linked into each respective blog posts. Enjoy! :)

Oh and 200 subs on my main account. Thanks! :)


Link to the playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5POcOagSuNJYKhf3c7Vf_FdS5e31q4b

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Backstreet Boys - Show Em' (What you are made of)


Lyrics:

[AJ:]
I’ve seen it all a thousand times
Falling down I'm still alive, Am I? Am I?
So hard to breathe when the water’s high
No need to swim I'll learn to fly, so high, so high
You find the truth in a child’s eyes
When the only limit is the sky
Living proof I see myself in you

[Chorus:]
When walls starts to close in
Your heart is frozen over
Just show ‘em what you’re made of
When sun light is fading
The world will be waiting for you
Just show ‘em what you’re made of

[Kevin:]
Gloves are off, Ready to fight
Like a lion I will survive.
Will I? Will I?
You gotta stand for something
Even if you stand alone, don’t be afraid
It’s gonna be alright

[Nick:]
You find the truth in a child’s eyes
When the only limit is the sky (Woo, woo, woo)
Living proof I see myself in you, (Oh)

[Chorus:]
When walls starts to close in
Your heart is frozen over
Just show ‘em what you’re made of
When sun light is fading
The world will be waiting for you
Just show ‘em what you’re made of
(Just show ‘em what you’re made of)

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh,
(Just show ‘em what you’re made of) Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
(Just show ‘em what you’re made of)

[Howie:]
You find the truth in a child’s eyes
When the only limit is the sky
Living proof I see myself in you...

[Chorus:]
When walls starts to close in
Your heart is frozen over
Just show ‘em what you’re made of
(You can show 'em what you're made of!)
When sun light is fading
The world will be waiting for you
(For you, for you! )
Just show ‘em what you’re made of
(You can show ‘em what you’re made of)

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh,
(Just show ‘em what you’re made of) Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Just show ‘em what you’re made of...

Epic music again! Peter Crowley - Medieval Anthem

Love this! :) I'm having plenty of epic music on repeat this week - gotta finish editing that review paper that I'm writing lol :P


The Addictiveness of Playing the AH (in Rift) Part IV - Overflowing mail boxes and addons

I'm sure many AHers keep plenty of their merchandise in their mailbox and their alt's mailboxes and sometimes, it's rather hard to keep up with AH's expired mails, outbid mails and won mails. Sold mails are the easiest to take care of lol - just take the money out. For outbids, you need to rebid the stuff on AH and there is no easy way for this - you'll need to jot down the stuff that you got outbidded and then search for them on the AH and then rebid on them. Tedious, isn't it? 

Furthermore, there are plenty of expired mails that you haven't cleared enough bag space to store and hence, by the time you realised it, the mail has already disappeared back into digital particles and you've just lost your merchandise.

Unfortunately, unlike in WoW, the addons section of Rift is rather under-developed, I mean like wtf, there aren't any properly updated addons that helps wholesale AHers do their daily routine of putting stuff up and other stuff?

In WoW, I used to have 1 AH addon, 1 mailbox addon and 1-2 inventory addons (purely for easy AHing, this does not count in the GearScore addon or the interface and raiding addons). 

Now, in Rift, I'm using 1 mailbox addon - EasyMail (helps you to mass delete or mass take out mails), 1 AH addon (I've tried several, but they just don't work as well as the original default interface. BananAH looked promising... until it stopped getting updates lol) - Prices (saves the listed price of an item that you've previously put up on AH), and 2 inventory addons - BankIt (for easy stacking of items - this is EXTREMELY useful) and ToonInfo (Also EXTREMELY useful, especially you have plenty of du/tri/quadriplicate artifacts spread across different alts and guilds).

The catch here is that although ToonInfo is pretty awesome, it does not take in account of items that a) you have in your mailboxes or b) items that are already listed on AH, but it does differentiate items that are in your bags (blue vault icon) and in your bank (grey vault icon). EasyMail still has plenty of errors and more often than not, it'll just break down and you'll have to do everything manually again. BankIt will occasionally get stuck but it's real easy to unstuck it again (just 'stop' it and then re-click the action you want BankIt to do).

Okay, that covers the addons part, now moving on to market survey... lol :P

Artifacts' prices are back on the rise - IT'S TIME! It's finally time to list all the artifacts that you've horded over the past month and get some money in. REX are dropping in price as well - I last saw one going for 930-950plat (on bid though)  and for buyout 960plat. Pretty good deal. Empyrean bags are no longer going for 50-60plat lol, which is good news for people who have plenty of alts to 'bag' up... like me :P It's rather on the low end - around 30plat but not the lowest (25plat) though. 

Herbs' prices are up - especially true for tempestflower. :)

These are the few stuff that I've noticed during my time AH-ing yesterday. Okay, I'm going to play Rift now lol :P Cya!

Oh and P/S: I'm playing on the Aus/Oceanic server, Laethys :) 



Check out my previous blog posts on Rift here:

Guide to understanding the introverted

I haven't posted anything on introversion for quite some time now, and I happen to come across this. It's largely accurate :) Don't mind me adding comments ya? :P



  • Respect personal space
Right on. When I don't feel like talking a lot, (but if you're a good enough friend to me, I will at least talk a bit), don't expect me to talk... lol. I can listen though, no probs.
  • Energy is limited
True again. After every interaction, I'm exhausted and want to just do my stuff without anyone hanging nearby, wanting me to do something for them or stuff like that. Just don't.
  • Don't demand to have energy spent on you when it's not needed
Right again! An example would be casual talk. I don't do that. Seriously, I don't. I find that it is a total waste of time and energy. Unless I'm interested to be your friend or that I had no choice but to talk to you (like for asking a question), I won't initiate any conversation for the sake of talking. And because of this, when other people talk to me casually, I will give minimal response - like a smile, an awkward laugh, or a nod/grunt lol.
  • Don't take silence as an insult 
True dat! :P Usually, if you said something and I just went silent, it's either I don't know how to respond to what you've said or that I totally didn't hear you (honest!) - I was living in my own brain you see.
  • Introverts get lonely too
Yes, although I can be alone and happy for extended period of time (with my laptop or a book). However, sometimes, I will suddenly sms a friend or two to go have some chat and fun, but most of the time, I prefer to be alone with my stuff. I sound very anti-social here... lol :P

Oh and that part where it says 'let the introvert feels like they are welcome' is absolutely correct. If I feel like I'm an outsider in a group, I'll probably, as silently and as subtly as I can, remove myself from that situation. Ima be a ninja lol. :P

Helping people on Ask.com

I've found a new hobby lol. :)

There are plenty of funny and weird questions here too but I just answer those that I can - like some science problems, writing problems, computer problems etc :)

You can follow me on Ask.com if you like, link's here: http://www.ask.com/answers/profile/41158101/aveyn?qsrc=3099

One of my proudest moments is when I'm helping would-be authors with the contents of their books/ comics. :)

Here's one of them:



Update: ah well, Ask.com removed their Q&A community section. RIP.
http://help.ask.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID=30018&task=knowledge&questionID=266&languageID=

Monday, November 18, 2013

Peter Crowley - Escaping the Kraken

Love this! :) Epic as always!


List of stats-spamming websites on blogs

So, I've received quite some traffic from these websites and the trick here is that they are hoping you, being a naive blogger, would click on the link and go to their website.

I don't think you can actually block them, so I thought I should list them down here (without linking them ofc, I'm not trying to help these websites earn more traffic lol).

  • http://www.7secretsearch.com
  • http://www.vampirestat.com
  • http://www.semalt.com

I'll add more once I've done enough research on this. Hope this helps!

Just remember, DON'T click on these websites. You'll be helping the spammers if you do.

Sources: http://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2014/1/1/what-is-the-website-www-semalt-com-about/

My second clinical trial study - Discharged!

Haha, I cannot keep writing about getting into hospitals and being discharge over and over again lol. Anyway, I thought there are something of note, so I've made this blog post specially for this.

I'd thought that for my second time, I'd be less nervous than I was for my first study... it turns out that I'm actually as nervous as my first time... wtf? lol. And... I was mistaken, it seemed that I was supposed to take TWO 10mg medicine = 20mg in total... that's a tad bit too near to the maximum dosage per day allowed lol... thought it also seemed that I had tolerated the medicine well - I'm still alive and well at the time of this blog post :P

Anyway, I'd mention in my previous post that I would tell you whether the medicine will have any side-effects on ladies that are not pregnant... well, it turns out that, for me, there are some itchiness in some private parts but that's about it.

I also had stomach bloating... lol... but I'm a frequent sufferer of stomach bloating that I suspect this bloating had no relations whatsoever with the medicine I took.

Oh, yeah, I've also played, for my very first time, on an XBox :D I'm not much of a console gamer but I really enjoyed spamming buttons lol (it was a fighting game that I played with my friend there - the resulting score 5-4 :P I won! ... even though it was the first time I've learned how to use a controller and how to play the game lol~ ;) ). The next day, I played Left for Dead 2 on the XBox and, boy! This is way harder than playing on PC... you'll need to like control the movement, the aiming and the shooting all at the same time lol... I guess I'm not very familiar with the controller yet :P

Furthermore, to my delight as well, I've learned, or to put it accurately 're-learned', how to play Mahjong! :D I observed them for the first round and of asking questions whenever I had any and then played with them for a total of 14 rounds. Surprisingly, I've won like 5 times out of the 14 rounds and was tied with an uncle (he's a pro :P) for first place. Beginner's luck I suppose :) but it was really fun. We didn't gamble any money btw -  we were just playing for fun :) I've memorised all the Mahjong blocks and I'm going to make my own Mahjong set ^.^ and maybe make some monopoly money to go with it :) Hmm, I guess I'll need to buy a pair of dice as well - home-made dices made from taped cards aren't that durable from my experience. :)

I believe one of the staff there took a photo of me playing Mahjong. I'll try get the photo from her and upload it here :) Met a new friend and fellow gamer as well - but he plays Far Cry 3 and some other games (like DotA) that I don't exactly like lol. He wanted to LAN Left for Dead 2, but then I'm just too lazy to install the game on my laptop lol. But perhaps next time, I'll talk more about games - I've always been extremely shy and awkward around strangers or people that I'm not very (strong emphasis on the word 'very' lol :P) familiar with... :)

I guess that's it. I'm off to bed. Nightz! :)

P/S: I think I'm going to transfer all my game reviews/guides from my FB to my blog here. Very little of my FB friends are actually interested to to read my reviews, so I've decided to make it available to the general public lol :P

P/P/S: I'm thinking of making a blog fan page on FB for my blog ofc so it's easier for me to share what I'm interested in to you guys - expect some science stuff, some inspirational stuff, some youtube videos, some fun facts and some status updates on my opinions on recent events/issues.... and perhaps more stuff. It's also easier for me to upload the whole load of screenshots that I took of a certain game so you guys can refer to the pics after you've read the review.. or something like that lol. :) I'll see how this will work... 

P/P/P/S: Oh and stay tuned for Daughtry videos... the day after tomorrow (US time) is the album release date and I'm going to upload my videos on my dummy account for testing (a few hours). However, I think that my videos should be available on the 19th - unless that stupid Web Sheriff took it down again lol..

P/P/P/P/S: I'm also glad to say my other blog, YouTube Originals, is starting to take off (a few thousand views at the mo'). If you want to get lyrics for original music from YouTube stars, you can go there. I'm also putting up previews for upcoming albums and stuff like that. ;)


Alright, enough of the 'P's and the 'S'es lol. I'm off for real. Bye!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Boyce Avenue - One Life



Lyrics

You lie awake
While the world's asleep
You made mistakes
And you're in too deep
But now's the time

Alarm goes off
But you feel too weak
Your soul's too heavy
For your feet
But now's the time

Open your eyes
And know you're free to come alive
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don't ever let it pass you by
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life

You lost your faith
And your life is cursed
You've cried so hard
Inside it hurts
But now's the time

Outside the sun is coming up
Inside you think you've given up
But now's the time

Open your eyes
And know you're free to come alive
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don't ever let it pass you by
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life
One life

It's time to stand up and fight
It's time for making it right
We only get one life
One life, one life

And when it feels like a lie
I'll be your reason to try
We only get one life

Open your eyes
And know you're free to come alive
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life

Look to the sky
Don't ever let it pass you by
You gotta live it while you can
We only get one life
One life

It's time to stand up and fight
It's time for making it right
We only get one life
One life, one life

And when it feels like a lie
I'll be your reason to try
We only get one life
One life

How to add a flag counter to your blogger?

Fancy getting a flag counter? :) I know I do.

Anyway, cutting to the main point here - it's really really simple to get a flag counter. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Go to http://flagcounter.com/
  2. Modify your counter to fit the theme of your blog accordingly.
  3. Click 'Get your flag counter'. You can either give them your email or skip it.
  4. Copy the HTML code.
  5. Go to your blogger layout.
  6. 'Add a new gadget' to the place where you want your counter to be.
  7. Under the 'basics' tab, choose 'HTML/Javascript'.
  8. Paste the copied HTML code into the box provided and give your flag counter a title (or not, it's up to you :) ).
  9. Preview before saving - if everything looks okay, click 'save arrangement'.
  10. Voila, you're done! :) Have fun collecting flags from around the world!

林俊傑-加油 chinese + pinyin lyrics and english translation

**Note: The ones in brackets () are literal translations that I've decided to put in while the word/s on the left of the brackets are the one that I think makes more sense. These brackets [] on the other hand are added words to get the sentence to make sense. Three spacings are provided between verses btw.
** Also, this is the first time I'm doing these sort of stuff. If you think this is good enough and would like more of these sort of stuff, do write in the comment about the songs that you think I should do and I'll try :)
**Okay, so in the end, I've realised that the lyrics doesn't make any sense when combined together LOL. I'll polish this up and write a proper translation that makes sense (but may not be the exact same words used in the lyrics) tomorrow.



最近你好吗
zui jin ni hao ma
How are you nowadays?

少了一点微笑
shao liao yi dian wei xiao
You're smiling less

说的话有点少
shuo de hua you dian shao
You speak less as well

最近我也不好
zui jin wo ye bu hao
I'm also not that good nowadays 

全世界都在逆转
quan shi jie du zai ni zhuan
The whole world is turning upside down

人开始反向思考
ren kai shi fan xiang si kao
And I am (people are) starting to think



发现你爱的人到处跑
fa xian ni ai de ren dao chu pao
You realised that the person you love is lost (running in all directions)

昨晚刚升职 今天被炒
zuo wan gang sheng zhi jin tian bei chao
Yesterday you've gotten a  promotion, today you've gotten fired

莫名其妙 谁会知道
mo ming qi miao shui hui zhi dao
It's really weird and who would know [the answer?]

是不是上天开的玩笑
shi bu shi shang tian kai de wan xiao
Is god/s playing around with us?

地震时 你想和谁拥抱
di zhen shi ni xiang he shui yong bao
During an earthquake, who would you want to hold on to?

什么是生命中的美好
shi me shi sheng ming zhong de mei hao
What is the beauty in life?

轻易放掉 却不知道
qing yi fang diao que bu zhi dao
It's easy to give up but we don't know

幸福就在下一个转角
xing fu jiu zai xia yi ge zhuan jiao
That happiness is just around the corner



说一声加油 一切更美好
shuo yi sheng jia you yi qie geng mei hao
Shouting out a word of encouragement and everything will be better

所有的悲伤 请往边靠
suo you de bei shang qing wang bian kao
For all the sadness will be shoved aside 

曾经流过的泪
zeng jing liu guo de lei
The tears that you have shed

湿了伤口就让
shi liao shang kou jiu rang
Are wetting the wounds [you have] and let

阳光晒干而褪
yang guang shai gan er tui
The sun dries up your tears

这一种加油 人人都需要
zhe yi zhong jia you ren ren du xu yao
This is the sort of encouragement that everyone needs

手牵手我们一起赛跑
shou qian shou wo men yi qi sai pao
Hand in hand, we'll finish (run) this race together

说好不见不散
shuo hao bu jian bu san
I promise that if we don't meet, I won't leave

每分每秒守候你到老
mei fen mei miao shou hou ni dao lao
No matter the minutes and seconds that passed (Every minute and every second), I'll wait for you even until I'm old



Rap:
The beat goes on 时间它一直走
The beat goes on shi jian ta yi zhi zou
The beat goes on, the time will keep moving

就像是Life goes on 这过程或许痛
jiu xiang shi Life goes on zhe guo cheng huo xu tong
Just like how Life goes on, this journey may be full of suffering (hurtful)

不管顺流或逆流 你总得抬起头
bu guan shun liu huo ni liu ni zong de tai qi tou
No matter how life may treat you, you should lift your head up

让我们一起走 走过艰难和困惑
rang wo men yi qi zou zou guo jian nan he kun huo
Let's all walk together and get through the hardships ahead/ in life




发现你爱的人到处跑
fa xian ni ai de ren dao chu pao
You realised that the person you love is lost (running in all directions)

昨晚刚升职 今天被炒
zuo wan gang sheng zhi jin tian bei chao
Yesterday you've gotten a  promotion, today you've gotten fired

莫名其妙 谁会知道
mo ming qi miao shui hui zhi dao
It's really weird and who would know [the answer?]

是不是上天开的玩笑
shi bu shi shang tian kai de wan xiao
Is god/s playing around with us?

地震时 你想和谁拥抱
di zhen shi ni xiang he shui yong bao
During an earthquake, who would you want to hold on to?

什么是生命中的美好
shi me shi sheng ming zhong de mei hao
What is the beauty in life?

轻易放掉 却不知道
qing yi fang diao que bu zhi dao
It's easy to give up but we don't know

幸福就在下一个转角
xing fu jiu zai xia yi ge zhuan jiao
That happiness is just around the corner





说一声加油 一切更美好
shuo yi sheng jia you yi qie geng mei hao
Shouting out a word of encouragement and everything will be better

所有的悲伤 请往边靠
suo you de bei shang qing wang bian kao
For all the sadness will be shoved aside 

曾经流过的泪
zeng jing liu guo de lei
The tears that you have shed

湿了伤口就让
shi liao shang kou jiu rang
Are wetting the wounds [you have] and let

阳光晒干而褪
yang guang shai gan er tui
The sun dries up your tears

这一种加油 人人都需要
zhe yi zhong jia you ren ren du xu yao
This is the sort of encouragement that everyone needs

手牵手我们一起赛跑
shou qian shou wo men yi qi sai pao
Hand in hand, we'll finish (run) this race together

说好不见不散
shuo hao bu jian bu san
I promise that if we don't meet, I won't leave

每分每秒守候你到老
mei fen mei miao shou hou ni dao lao
No matter the minutes and seconds that passed (Every minute and every second), I'll wait for you even until I'm old



Rap:
关关是难关 但我们关关过
guan guan shi nan guan dan wo men guan guan guo
Every challenge are hard, but we will get through them all

雨后天晴的阳光在天空闪闪烁
yu hou tian qing de yang guang zai tian kong shan shan shuo
The sun after the rain will shine brightly in the sky

出现了彩虹 忽然间我们才懂
chu xian liao cai hong hu ran jian wo men cai dong
The rainbow appeared and suddenly we understood

如果这是一场马拉松 那我们一起加油
ru guo zhe shi yi chang ma la song na wo men yi qi jia you
If life (this) is a marathon, then let's us all run hard and fast




说一声加油 一切更美好
shuo yi sheng jia you yi qie geng mei hao
Shouting out a word of encouragement and everything will be better

所有的悲伤 请往边靠
suo you de bei shang qing wang bian kao
For all the sadness will be shoved aside 

曾经流过的泪
zeng jing liu guo de lei
The tears that you have shed

湿了伤口就让
shi liao shang kou jiu rang
Are wetting the wounds [you have] and let

阳光晒干而褪
yang guang shai gan er tui
The sun dries up your tears

这一种加油 人人都需要
zhe yi zhong jia you ren ren du xu yao
This is the sort of encouragement that everyone needs

手牵手我们一起赛跑
shou qian shou wo men yi qi sai pao
Hand in hand, we'll finish (run) this race together

说好不见不散
shuo hao bu jian bu san
I promise that if we don't meet, I won't leave

每分每秒守候你到老
mei fen mei miao shou hou ni dao lao
No matter the minutes and seconds that passed (Every minute and every second), I'll wait for you even until I'm old


Lyrics taken from: http://pinyin.azlyricdb.com/lyrics/L/Lin-jun-jie-Jia-you-pinyin-lyrics-1094618
English translation is done by me :) I might have changed the meaning slightly though, in order to make sense of the lyrics.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Is there a level higher than epic? ;) Peter Crowley - The Last Hero

This is beyond epic... seriously, just listen to it. You will feel like you can practically do anything and everything. You will feel... ... empowered to the point of almost being a god (of the ancient times) haha ;)

Seriously though, he can go compose some epic piece for a big league fantasy movie. When listening to this music, I can practically imagine a band of heroes, braving the highest mountains and the deepest caves; traversing across vast green lands and snow-covered ice; riding on dragons and feeling the rise and fall motion of the dragon's wings... all these journeying just to get to a final, epic battle of their lives.

Enjoy!





My second clinical trial study

I'm still nervous like hell lol... perhaps this is because I've read about the medicine on wikipedia and was slightly scared out of my wits lol. 

According to wikipedia, the medicine, Domperidone, had some trouble getting through the FDA in its initial introduction. There are reports of patients getting sudden and fatal cardiac arrest due to this medicine (but you'll need to take daily doses of more than 30mg - for this study, I'm just going to take 10 mg for two Saturdays, which are separated by a week).

Side effects that include dry mouth - due to increased esophagus peristalsis (in layman terms, swallowing) speed and headache - probably due to the binding of the antiemetic component of the medicine to the receptors in the patient's brain in order to prevent vomiting. However, there are also a slight 'side-effect' of this medicine - it will also slightly increase lactation. I'm curious to see how this effect will affect a lady who is not pregnant (like me) lol... 

Peace, I'm out! :)


Daughtry - Baptized

I've just noticed I missed out posting one of the lyrics - #fail, sorry! Here it is.



Don't expect it to be a 100%, perfectly-written lyric - I did it by ear lol :P Any corrections are welcome! Enjoy!

Lyrics:

It is safe to say I'm lost
Without you in my arms
So I call your name and I pray you might
Come and watch over me
Like the pale moonlight
Until the sun comes back around

Take me down, take me down by the water, water
Hold me in until I see the light
Let me drown, let me drown in you, honey, honey
In your love, I wanna be baptized.

Take me down, take me down by the water, water
I wanna be baptized.

The days and nights are cold
Without your body to hold
So I close my eyes
Hoping that you'll appear
Coz it feels like grace
Every time you're near
Yeah
Don't leave
Until the sun comes back around

Take me down, take me down by the water, water
Hold me in until I see the light
Let me drown, let me drown in you, honey, honey
In your love, I wanna be baptized.

Take me down, take me down by the water, water
I wanna be baptized.

Take me down, take me down by the water
Pull me in until I see the light
Let me drown, let me drown in you, honey
In your love, I wanna be baptized.

Take me down, take me down by the water, water
Hold me in until I see the light
Let me drown, let me drown in you, honey, honey
In your love, I wanna be baptized.

Take me down, take me down by the water...
In your love, I wanna be baptized.
Let me drown, let me drown in you, honey, honey
I wanna be baptized.

Daughtry videos - sorry guys!

So, I've promised to at least try and upload the music with the lyrics on YouTube and well, unsurprisingly, even after I've received and acknowledged the copyright  holder's restrictions (my videos are supposed to be available, but restricted from several countries and had ads by the production company, which I totally don't mind), they were taken down later by a certain Web Sheriff.

Although I'm already somewhat expecting this (I was just so jubilant that the production company had allowed the videos to be available in the first place), I'm still rather surprised - I'd thought the production company itself would issue the order themselves if they wanted YouTube to take down those videos. Who the hell is this Web Sheriff? lol. 

Anyway, just saying, I'm really really sorry... I've tried and for all my efforts, I got myself a strike on my YouTube account lol. 

I'm not exactly trying to promote anything illegal here, but if you cannot wait to get your hands on your pre-ordered/ a copy of Daughtry's music before the 19th of November (like me lol... and it was extremely lucky for me to stumble upon it and trust me, I can't believe my eyes when I saw it), feel free to contact me via email or something and I'll see what I can do.

I'm sure from the lyrics, you can see that the songs are really really great - his songs are always great anyways ;) I'll try uploading the music again on my dummy YouTube account after the 19th and check for copyright issues - my current account had one too many strikes already lol - first one's accidental, the second one, which is the current one that I'm on, is a test :P I'm a daredevil of some sort lol...

Again, I'm really sorry. I've tried. As usual though, I'm still welcoming corrections to any of the lyrics and I will credit you for the corrections. :) Stay tuned until the 19th Nov for Daughtry's music I suppose. :P


A huge Daughtry fan... signing out! :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daughtry - Traitor


Possible mistakes are marked with asterisks. Any corrections are welcome. Enjoy! :)

Lyrics: (Edited on 4/12)

I'm not a criminal
I'm not the villain
Yeah this is personal
A drive-by killing

Your guns are loaded
And your lies are the bullets
So here is the trigger
Go ahead and pull it now

Are you sure you want to play this game?
Are you sure you want to play it?

The only thing worse than a hater
The only thing worse than a hater
Is a traitor
A traitor
A traitor...
Put a knife up in my back
Any history we had
And now it's war...
War...

You were just like the weather
And we had each other
We were down for the good times
We were live for the troubles
Like a thief in the night
Broad daylight
You stole my sanity, and now
You are the enemy

Are you sure you want to play this game?
Are you sure you want to play it?

The only thing worse than a hater
The only thing worse than a hater
Is a traitor
A traitor
A traitor...
Put a knife up in my back
Any history we had
And now it's war...
War...

Oh oh,
I still feel sorry for you
Oh oh,
Watching your drown in your denial
But I can't feel sorry for you
Watching you trying to show the traitor*

The only thing worse than a hater
The only thing worse than a hater
Is a traitor
A traitor
A traitor...
With a knife up in my back
Any history we had
And now it's war...
War...

The only thing worse than a hater
The only thing worse than a hater
Is a traitor
A traitor
A traitor...
With a knife up in my back
Any history we had
And now it's war...
War...

Daughtry - 18 Years



Sounds like something Tyler Ward would come up with ;)

I did this by ear, so there will be mistakes - I've marked those with asterisks. Any corrections are welcome. Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

Sit down with an old friend
Like time have never stopped
From the craddle to the coffin
We drink until we drop
Yeah, we grew up on the same street
A small town under the hill, yeah
But dreams get lost and buried down
Deep inside the soil there, yeah

All day all night
Keep pressing rewind
All days all night
I remember
All day all night
Keep pressing rewind
All day all night
I remember

We were young, we were wild
We were halfway free
We were kids on the run
On a dead-end street
Looking back in the rear view mirror
You know, the mirror* used to be much clearer
But we'll laugh and we'll cry
Till there's no more tears
And tonight, can we just hold on to those 18 years
18 years

Some ran down the highway
To chase away their ghosts
Some are frozen in the same place
This time* inside their bones
Remember throwing TVs off the overpass onto the tracks, yeah
But the trains roll on
Through the small town and never looked back
Yeah

All day all night
Keep pressing rewind
All day all night
I remember
All day all night
Keep pressing rewind
All day
Tell me do you remember

We were young, we were wild
We were halfway free
We were kids on the run
On a dead-end street
Looking back in the rear view mirror
You know, the mirror* used to be much clearer
But we'll laugh and we'll cry
Till there's no more tears
And tonight, can we just hold on to those 18 years
18 years

Yeah, we just hold on
Yeah, we just hold on
Yeah, we just hold on
On those 18 years
Yeah, we just hold on
Yeah, we just hold on
Yeah, we just hold on
18 years
18 years, yeah

We were young, we were wild
We were halfway free
We were kids on the run
On a dead-end street
We were building a bridge
Out of broken dreams
We were crashing like cars
When we were 18

We were young, we were wild
We were halfway free
We were kids on the run
On a dead-end street
Looking back in the rear view mirror
You know, the mirror* used to be much clearer
Oh, but we'll laugh and we'll cry
Till there's no more tears
And tonight, can we just hold on to those 18 years
Can we just hold on
Can we just hold on
Can we just hold on
Oh yeah, those 18 years
Can we just hold on
Can we just hold on
Can we just hold on
Those 18 years

Daughtry - Witness



Pretty straight forward lyrics :) I super agree with his first verse - this is exactly what I'm currently feeling... lol.

As usual, parts that I'm not sure of are marked with asterisks and any corrections are welcome. Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Hollowed out and feeling uninspired
The question I keep asking is/you were
What will it take to ease your worried mind
You worried mind..

Now you're letting your confusion take control
And leading you down a dark and lonely road
Even that won't last forever
Just look around and see you're not alone
You're not alone....

If you ain't finding love
But you're still not giving up
Can you witness?
If you're down and **/up?
But you still wanna live it up
Can you witness?
And if the weight of the world is holding you down/on you now
But you know you can turn it all around again
Can you witness?
Yeah
Can you witness?

Does it feel like you're just wasting time
Here without a reason or a rhyme
The answer you've been looking for is
There right before your weary eyes
Your weary eyes

If you ain't finding love
But you're still not giving up
Can you witness?
If you're down and **/up?
But you still wanna live it up
Can you witness?
And if the weight of the world is holding you down
But you know you can turn it all around again
Can you witness?
Yeah
Can you witness?
Yeah

And if the weight of the world is holding you down
But you know you can turn it all around again

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

If you ain't finding love
But you're still not giving up
Can you witness?
If you're down and **/up?
But you still wanna live it up
Can you witness?
And if the weight of the world is holding you down/on you

now
But you know you can turn it all around again
Can you witness?
Yeah
Can you witness?
Yeah

And if the weight of the world is holding you down/on you

now
But you know you can turn it all around again...
Can you witness?
Can I get a witness?
Can I get a witness?

Daughtry - The World We Knew



The parts that I'm not sure are marked with asterisks. Any corrections are welcome! Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

Another year goes by
Spinning as I drive
I felt like I would leave this life I knew forever
I didn't see it change
But I know it's not the same
Bring it back, if I could
But I know, I'm not that clever

Life's so short
And it goes by fast
And we can't get it back

The world we knew
It was so simple then
Me and you
Fire would never rain*
Oh, what I wouldn't do
To get back to
The world we knew

Something bring me back
Yeah I remember that
Nothing's wrong
Days were long and the sun was warmer

Life's so short
And it goes by fast
We'll never get it back

The world we knew
It was so simple then
Me and you
Fire would never rain*
Oh, what I wouldn't do
To get back to
The world we knew

I remember not
Baby, you and I
Taking while we're giving
And I remember days
Happen in the rain*
That's why I can't leave it*
Not a word, not a care
Everything was different
But we're still here

In the world we knew
It was so simple then
Me and you
It was so simple then
The world we knew
Hey, oh yeah
The world we knew

Ohh, the world we knew

Daughtry - Wild Heart



Any corrections are welcome. Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

You used to be the girl
Who sets the world on fire
And there were so much water*
But the flames raised high

You used to act so tough
Like you can walk on a wire
And they call you the devil's daughter
Such a pretty lie, yeah
Yeah

You were burning like a summer
Crazy like a fox
You were hotter than a drummer
Like a wave on a rock
You could play me like the lotto
You were playing the pall-bearing*
Nobody can contain you
You're a wild heart, yeah
Yeah

Take me back
To those barefoot summer nights
Take me back
Running down those highway lights
Remember when
We said don't let go till we die
Take me back
To that fire in your eyes
Coz I know I ain't gone too far
Take me back to you
To your wild heart... yeah
To your wild heart... yeah

You used to be the girl
Who could light up a room
And with a flip of a switch
I'll bet you still do
You would leave a trail of danger
Yeah everywhere you go
And no matter where it led me
I would follow, yeah
Oh, yeah.

You were beautiful in blue jeans
Holes in the knees
You were smoking like a cigarette
I couldn't breathe
You used to rock around the ballroom
Dance on the bar
Baby, nobody can contain you
You're a wild heart.

Take me back
To those barefoot summer nights
Take me back
Running down those highway lights
Remember when
We said don't let go till we die
Take me back
To that fire in your eyes
Coz I know I ain't gone too far
Take me back to you
To your wild heart... yeah
To your wild heart... yeah

You used to be the goddess
Who sets the world on fire
And there were so much water*
But the flames raised high

I'll always be the one
Keep me crazy inside
If you've got a wild heart
Don't you let it die

Take me back (Take me back)
To those barefoot summer nights
Take me back (Take me back)
Running down those highway lights
Remember when (Remember when)
We said don't let go (No) till we die
Take me back (Take me back)
To that fire in your eyes
Coz I know I ain't gone too far
Take me back to you
To your wild heart... yeah
To your wild heart... yeah
To your wild heart..... yeah
To your wild heart..... yeah...

Daughtry - High Above the Ground



As usual, any corrections are welcome! Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

You and I both
We come from different worlds
I'm a small town kid
And you're an uptown girl
We both been hurt
We've got a few scars
But they don't matter now
We're staring at the stars

When it comes to my heart
You got a catching fire,
Deep down in my soul
I know that I would die
If I didn't have you
How could I ever fly?
A hundred miles beyond the sky

It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want to?
It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want tonight/to now?

Remember that day
We knew it from the stars
We've come a long way
We're gonna go far
See the future in your eyes
Forever and always, you and I

It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want to?
It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want tonight/to now?

When we're so close to heaven
Beneath the moonlight, yeah paradise
It's gonna be too hard to say
Goodnight, yeah

It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want to?
It's feeling like we're high above the ground
It's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want to?

Ohhh, it's feeling like we're high above the ground
Yeahh, it's feeling like we're never coming down
Till we want to
But why would we want tonight/to now?

Daughtry - I'll Fight

One of my favourite out of their entire new album. :) I'm probably gonna be a Chris Daughtry/Daughtry fan for as long as I live!! ^.^ He is just so inspirational!



I had some problems with this lyrics. The parts that I'm not very sure of I've marked with asterisks. Any corrections are welcome as usual ;) Enjoy!

Lyrics: Updated 20/11

I wanna see you run
Anywhere you want
Never let the darkness hold you back
No fear of getting lost

I wanna see you fly
Way beyond the sun
Anything you ever gonna dream
I pray that it will come

But if you ever fall down
Straight to the bottom and you
Can't get back to where you started
Any place, anytime
You gotta know for you
I'll fight

Where you wanna go
I'd love to take you there
I wish that I can make the road easy
I wish that life was fair

Don't wanna see you cry
Even when it rains
And I hope you don't forget this
You were born with better things

But if you ever fall down
Straight to the bottom and you
Can't get back to where you started
With no strength to stand
I'm gonna reach for your hand

When the going gets rough
Right where it's hurting
I will be there 
To help bear the burden
Any place, anytime
You gotta know for you
I'll fight

Any place, anytime
You gotta know for you
I'll fight

Anywhere you go
You gonna find me
No matter what you need
If you ever fall down
And you can't get back
And you lose your strength to stand...

If you ever fall down
Straight to the bottom and you
Can't get back to where you started
With no strength to stand
I'm gonna reach for your hand

When the going gets rough
Right where it's hurting
I will be there 
To help bear the burden
Any place, anytime
You gotta know for you
I'll fight

Any place, anytime
You gotta know for you
I'll fight



Correction provided by Lizah Marke. Thanks! :)

Daughtry - Battleships



May not be 100% accurate but I reckon I get most of them right :) Enjoy!

Lyrics:

Yeah
I'm sinking inside
And the massive lies are broken down tonight
I, swallow my pride
But we're drowning in the ocean
And its tearing my heart open, baby

We're heaven, we love first,
Just yesterday, we're snowed in
We're changing like the tides
Yeah
I want you, I need you
And I guarantee you, We'll make it out alive

Coz I don't wanna fight no more
Even when the waves get rough
I don't wanna see the day we say we've had enough
And I don't wanna fight this war
But it's coming off our lips
But we stick to our guns
And we love like battleships
Like battleships
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And the cannon goes
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And the cannon goes

Bombs fly through the air
And I know that we're both playing
It's not so fair
Oooohhh show, show me you care
That my white flag is up and its waving
Coz you know this love's worth saving, baby

We're heaven, we love first
Just yesterday, we're snowed in
We're changing like the tides
Yeah
I want you, I need you
And I guarantee you, we'll make it out alive

Coz I don't wanna fight no more
Even when the waves get rough
I don't wanna see the day we say we've had enough
And I don't wanna fight this war
But it's coming off our lips
But we stick to our guns
And we love like battleships
Like battleships
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And the cannon goes
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And we love, yeah we love
And we love, yeah we love

I'm sinking inside
Can we finally put our weapons down tonight

Coz I don't wanna fight no more
Even when the waves get rough
I don't wanna see the day we say we've had enough
And I don't wanna fight this war
But it's coming off our lips
But we stick to our guns
And we love like battleships
Ooooohhhhh
Like battleships
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And the cannon goes
Boom (x8)
Boom (x7)
And we love, yeah we love
And we love, yeah we love

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Addictiveness of Playing the AH (in Rift) Part III - Market survey lol

After I've stop playing Rift for like a few weeks, I've finally logged in the day before yesterday and find myself facing mailboxes that are hitting critical mass, quickly disappearing long-expired auction mails and a whole new auction market. 

As most Rift gamers know, October is a fertile month for farming artifacts via the Harvest Festival event and that's when the AH is SATURATED(!!) with tons and tons of artifacts... even despite the new limit implemented on max AH listing (200 only lol, but it's sufficient enough I suppose :P). Being the opportunist that I am... lol... it's extremely profitable to stock up on dirt-cheap yet rarely-seen-on-AH artifacts and store them all on my alts - it's not exactly profitable to sell artifacts during the event though. I have also participated in the event ofc... but it's extremely repetitive and boring - I managed to collect a grand total of 1200+ tokens (are they called tokens? not sure..). Anyway, it's just a huge haul of artifacts that I hardly have any place to store anymore of them lol...

Now, it has been a week+ since the end of the event and I was wondering whether it is time to start AH-ing artifacts again. Prices of artifacts are still on the lower end - imagine... more than 50 pages of AH for artifacts are listed with less than 1 plat buyout. Honestly, if I'm going to spend my time on the AH, I'll make sure my listed items can be sold for more than a mere 1 plat. The market trend for artifacts prior to the event isn't really that good either - 20+ pages of AH for artifacts are listed with less than 1 plat buyout.

Even timber/lumber prices are dropping! Linden which used to be rather lucrative has dropped from an approx average of 1p50g - 2p per to 80g - 1p10g per. I haven't done a survey on the prices for Elm yet though but I suppose it is probably dropping as well. Lucidflower has dropped from an approx average of 1p - 1p50g per to 50g - 70g per. 

REX, on the other hand, has seen a slight boost in prices, though the peak price season was over for REX - during peak REX price seasons, the price of 1 REX can go up to 1.1k - 1.2k (for fast buyout). I still can recall that day I saw a person listing almost 10 REXes on the AH for 900 plat buyout... unfortunately, I only have 4500 plat max to spend, so I just bought 5 REXes, it'll be great to be able to buy them all out. It's really worth it. Used 2 of them and sold 3 of them for an average of approx 1.08k plat each. But ofc, you probably can buy REX for 500 - 800 plat when it was first introduced - I've seen people buying for 800 plat on the trade channel but never on AH.

No comments on dimension items though. :P


Oh and P/S: I'm playing on the Aus/Oceanic server, Laethys :) 



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