Sunday, October 26, 2014

The last day of tuition class

That moment when a Form 1 kid's eyes grew as wide as windows when she realised the falcon tube of KCl solution in her hand became very chilly as she shook it...

Or that a std 1 kid exclaimed in horror/ joy (I'm not very sure which) when the shadow of his tiny dinosaur puppet became as large as Godzilla when the torchlight is placed closer to the puppet.

These are the best ways to seal the end of my tuition teacher work life.

And also, who says only magic can trigger that feeling of childlike amazement and wonder? Science can do that too! No matter how much you've learned, there will always be some science-y stuff out there that will wow you!

Oh and since I'm writing about this, I might as well go ahead with this list of 'the perks of having a science tuition teacher who....'

1. The perks of having a science tuition teacher who is a postgrad in science (who has unrestricted access to many basic chemicals in the lab)
- Live demonstrations of very basic chemical reactions in action! And some hands on too - if the chemicals are safe to handle with bare hands.
- Plenty of daily life examples and on-the-spot simple home experiments/suggestions that you can do at home

2. Or the perks of having a multilingual teacher who can teach the subject in whichever language you like (namely Malay, English or Mandarin)

3. Or the perks of having a tuition teacher who likes having fun in class and has plenty of (game) ideas (that are related to the class in question) up their sleeves
- Shadow puppet making sessions - during the chapter on shadows and light
- Hangman game for learning new words in BM and English
- bi3 hua4 jie1 long2 for recalling Chinese words that you have learnt as well as knowing how to calculate the bi3 hua4 for these words.

4. Or even the perks of having a tuition teacher who is basically crazy (in some sense).
- Funny and crazy demonstrations in class - that made the teacher seemed silly enough but drives home a point
- Chatting with your teacher - checked
- Never getting scolded... not really.

Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better (Against The Current ft The Ready Set) cover

Awesome song! :)


(Modified to fit the lyrics in this cover.... enjoy! :) )

Hey, I hear the voice of a preacher from the back room
Calling my name and I follow just to find you
I trace the faith to a broken down television and put on the weather
And I've trained myself to give up on the past 'cause
I frozen time between hearses and caskets
Lost control when I panicked at the acid test

I wanna get better

While my friends were getting high and chasing girls down parkway lines
I was losing my mind 'cause the love, the love, the love, the love, the love
That I gave wasted on a nice face
In a blaze of fear I put a helmet on a helmet
Counting seconds through the night and got carried away
So now I'm standing on the overpass screaming at the cars,

Hey, I wanna get better!

I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better

I go up to my room and there's girls on the ceiling
Cut out their pictures and I chase that feeling
Of an eighteen year old who didn't know what loss was

Now I'm a stranger

And I miss the days of a life still permanent
Mourn the years before I got carried away
So now I'm staring at the interstate screaming at myself,

Hey, I wanna get better!

I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better,

Better, 'cause I'm sleeping in the back of a taxi
I'm screaming from my bedroom window
Even if its gonna kill me
Woke up this morning early before my family
From this dream where she was trying to show me
How a life can move from the darkness
She said to get better

So I put a bullet where I shoulda put a helmet
And I crash my car 'cause I wanna get carried away
That's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself

Hey, I wanna get better!
I wanna get better, better, better, 

I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better,
I wanna get better

Friday, October 24, 2014

All the fake posters in 22 Jump Street

Those sequels are sooooo good :P But I gotta admit, the ending in this movie rocks :)

Here are the screenshots from the movie. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kuku kube - test your eyesight

Note: You'll need a good enough computer for this :)

Test your eyesight by clicking the different shade of colour in a group of colours in Kuku kube. You gotta choose fast and accurately.

Can you spot the different shaded cube yet? This is fairly obvious :) But you got to choose fast in order to get a high score!

Ready for the challenge? Click here to find out! Feel free to post your scores in the comment below... and I'll get the ball rolling by saying that my best score is 24 (I've played it only once lol :P).

So... what's yours? :)

Feel free to also share your score on Facebook, Twitter or any social media using the hashtag #kukukube. Enjoy!~ 


Here's another Kuku kube-like test that you can try - it is more forgiving than Kuku kube and provides an easy way for you to share your score on Facebook.

As you can see, I did rather badly :P when you didn't have enough sleep, well, this stuff happens.

For more 'tests' such as this one, feel free to check out my other posts:

Face Memory Test - Do you have the superhuman ability to recognise faces from just a glance?
How Dark is Your Personality?
Stanford Sleepiness Scale: Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
Which TED Talk are you?
Find out your EQ score!
Whose #Brainchild are you?
How old are your ears?
How many colours can you see?
Do you ever have trouble telling right from left?
Hooked on Music - What makes music so catchy?
Twitch Reflex Challenge!
How Well Do You See Colour?

Monday, October 20, 2014

The sort of lame jokes that I crack

Here you go!

I'm red btw ;)

Eating Shit


Blue: I don't want to eat shit
Orange: (zzzz)
Green: (Good!)
Red: Eat shit?
Red: (Om nom nom nom)
Red: (zzzzz)
Red: (Puke)
Orange: (WTH)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

(Yiruma) River Flow in You - Sungha Jung

Seriously! Is this music even possible to be played on the guitar?! Wow!~

This dude is extremely talented indeed! Do check him out if you've got the time for some very nice instrumentals :)


P/S: I've listed this post as being an 'epic music' because it certainly deserves that credit :)

On finding your life's purpose

And trust me when I say, this is pretty much the best article out there that deals in this topic.

I'll expand this blog post a bit when I get the time to quote some very meaningful stuff in the article, but for now, feel free to head on over there (via the link below) and read the article yourself. 

Enjoy! :)

Borderlands: The Prequel review and tips

I'm awfully sorry for the lengthy silence - I was way over my head with work and was drowning lol. However, I've decided to give myself a break (at least a day's worth) next week and I intend to use it to try out my brand new Borderlands game :)

Do expect plenty of screenshots and a coherent review (heh) coming up soon. How soon is soon? Well, I can't say for sure, but it should be out any day within next week. So stay tuned!

Peace out!

Updated: Since I'm too busy ...ahem... playing to actually write a review, but I can say that the game stayed true to its crazy roots and the characters are as crazy and as nonsensical (in some sort of way) as Borderlands 2. Anyway, as a teaser, here're some of my many screenshots in the game.

Enjoy drooling *Troll face* :D (I'm so bad... lol)

Update: Okay, so I encountered a couple of 'tough' quests but somehow I managed to complete it (yay!). I thought I could share it here for people who are still trying to get the quest done.

1. System Jammed
- Don't waste your time standing in the decontamination chamber. Walk out.

2. Nova? No Problem!
- This is tricky but you cannot complete the quest if you stood right in the middle of the room. You'll need to stand closer to the wall nearest to the safe. And btw, the fifth CCTV is the safe itself (crazy huh?), so you'll need your shock wave to hit the safe too.

P/S: I used my Tediore gun to blow my shield off by wasting a bullet, then reloading it (Tediore guns are thrown when reloaded and they explode after being thrown - I throw it towards the blue laser cage thingy).

You can try with a grenade, but be careful though... grenade explosion will cause you to move from your position and your shock may not hit all the cameras in the room (unfortunately).

P/P/S: For people who cannot find this area, you should go downwards instead of upwards :)

Stand here. Stick to the wall on the right while facing the safe (with its blue electric lasers). *I've already completed the quest in this SS... obviously :)

The Tediore gun that I used - explode like a grenade when reloaded... hella useful here! Just fire off a shot and press reload. Saves your money on grenades too!

3. Getting the ECHO files for Captain Zarpedon
- I spend a good 1 hour trying to jump my way up lol, but I jumped the wrong way.
- the third ECHO is easy to get, the first and second may need a bit of tweaking.
- Anyway, once you reached the place where there's a jump pad and there's a huge gap in the middle of the ship and the second ECHO is right above your head, go to the jump pad and use 'v' on the little electrical box (on the floor) right next to the jump pad.
- Then, once the electrical box started to shoot out electric sparks, quickly go to the jump pad and use it to jump, you should be able to reach the (second-topmost) platform on the other side. Go near to the lift (on your right) and there should be a locked cage with your first ECHO inside. Shoot the lock and get the ECHO.
- To get the second ECHO, you'll need to do some serious jumping. You should be at the bottom of the lift now (since once you get the first ECHO, the cage will crash downwards).
- Repeat the previous step with the jump pad. Use 'v' on the electrical box and then use the jump pad, but this time, use your Oxygen boost to boost yourself up to the topmost (and very narrow) platform (there should be a mini-safe a.k.a. loot box up there).
- Okay now, the tricky part. Get ready to jump to the other side where your second ECHO is located. Run then at the very edge of your platform press 'spacebar' to jump, then at the right moment, use your oxygen boost to boost yourself to the platform on the other side. This may take a bit of trial and error though. :)
- Anyway, it is doable - so just keep trying. Once you get to the other side, grab that second ECHO and drop down to the platform with the O2 generator and you're done. :)

See this electric box... well... destroy it!

When its spitting out blue sparks, then you've done it right! Be ready for the hyper jump!

When you jump, aim for that ledge over there (look at my gun's target).
Hope this helps!

P/S: I've completed the game and have had no other problems. So, I think you should be fine for the most part :) 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween event at The Settlers!

I doubt I would be very active during this time though (unfortunately) as I have a sick pile of workload that I have yet to tackle. Cries...

Anyways, for any info on the event, you can check it out here:

For the number of purified water to kill golems, I'll list them down here as I go. Note that I'm currently at level 32 (yay, me!). I believe that the number of quest item you need to kill the golems are the same for everybody but for higher level players, the difficult of the golems will scale faster ( due to them defeating the golems faster I think :P)

First golem: 10 purified water
Second golem: 12 purified water
Third golem: 16 purified water
Fourth golem: 20 purified water
Fifth golem (Greater golem): 20 enriched water
Sixth golem (Greater golem): 23 enriched water
Seventh golem (Greater golem): 29 enriched water
Eighth golem (Greater golem): 35 enriched water
Ninth golem (Greater golem):

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WoW cartoons!

So much nostalgia..... and they are seriously hilarious too :P

I've just discovered it today and thought you guys would like to know. Anyway, I've played WoW for around 5 years (and had stopped playing for around 3 years now) and trust me when I say these cartoons captures the essence of WoW perfectly! Especially the WSG episodes. Seriously hilarious! xD

This is the playlist with the 12 episodes available. They will add more to this soon (I hope!). :)

Wild blog post appears!!

And what you get is....

A tiny flower pot! Enjoy! :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Hour of Code beckons!

An extremely fun event whereby the organisation attempts to convey the knowledge of computer science to the younger generation. 

There are plenty of interesting (and free!) tutorial classes for you to learn to make your own iPhone app or your very first computer game! All you need to do is to learn the very basics of computer coding (there's also a tutorial for that on the website) and you're set to go!

Join the millions of people participating in this event here:

Have fun! (I know I will :) )

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hidden chronicles revealed!

A note before we start - I know that this is an old game (I played this 2 years ago lol and was very good at it :P). Nonetheless, for anybody who is still playing this game - here are some pointers (all the bleeding answers!) to help you out ;)

Hidden Chronicles Revealed! =) I doubt anyone had done this before (in this manner). Anyway, this is not yet completed - any help is appreciated (these are my own work - and I find them via playing a lot of times, most of the time ><). Ofc, if you want to find them yourselves, feel free to do so. This is to help those who had gotten stuck for ages and are fed up about it.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What various games taught me

So, I was inspired to write this blog post after watching Jenna Marbles video (with a similiar title) on the various games that she has played/known about - I've actually watched that ages ago and this blog post have been gathering dust in my drafts box. I'll put them into categories the best I can and I'll try to recall as many games as I could :) 

Note: I don't guarantee that these will be hilarious. Just sayin' ;)

Still under construction. I'm putting this up while it is still under construction just so you'll know what sort of crap I'll put into this blog post :P


General stuff learned

  • Don't worry about massacring x number of mobs just because someone told you to - they will respawn before you can even get your ass out of there.
  • Gold spammers are EVERYWHERE. They even stalk you when you're sleeping... honest! (Not really...... but maybe... heh ;))
  • You can hold your breath sooooooooooooooooooo much longer in-game than in real life.
  • Queues for dungeons and/or BGs at lower levels will take so long, I could finished reading a 1000-page book and I'm not even in a group yet.
  • Having a loot that you had raided 5-7 hours+ (days even!) for ninja-ed from right under your nose is one of the worst feeling ever...
  • Camping or ganking is the favourite past time of higher levels when they are gathering resources for their profession and happen to see you (the lower level 'noob') questing. It may or may not develop into an all out guild war or ganking! 
  • Vendors or merchants will usually buy whatever junk you have in your bags... despite being a 'food merchant' or an 'armour merchant'.

Ragnarok Online II

I've spent around half a year+ in this game and I had all classes to max level with a few of them having hard mode gear. But ofc, knowing me, I've spent most of my gaming time on the AH and farming for stuff to sell lol.

  • If there is an exploit, you can bet your horses that your raid/dungeon team will definitely use it.
  • Dungeon farming is a favourite past-time and certain people (like a certain tanker) may even dump your team half-way through a dungeon just because he finally got that sword he came for. 


As you would know (if you read my blog for long enough), I started playing Rift only mid of 2012 and I've spent most of my time building childish dimensions and stalking the AH. However, I had levelled around 3 characters and counting (1 lvl 60; 1 lvl 50 and 1 lvl 38 + several bank characters that I might level some day :) ). I don't play it nowadays though. I caught myself so obsessed over AHing and artifact collecting that I hardly do anything else in Rift... except AHing and artifacts hunting... lol. I had to stop. Sorry!

  • Falling off any high places will not kill you.... ever. (This is true for the Borderlands series as well! :P)
  • If you are an obsessed artifacts hunter, you'll spend a lot of time searching for sparkling thingies on the ground... to the point where you actually do it in real life as well.
  • Jumping events are hilarious! Seeing people dropping from the skies as they fell is extremely funny, especially when you're jumping yourself.
  • Dimension building is one of the best things ever! (and is also a huge time sink)


Being a big and loyal (until up to last year) fan of WoW (non-retail), I've been playing this for like around 5 years+ It is one of the most memorable MMORPG for me. I had like 30 characters spread across different game accounts and had experience playing all character classes and specs though my favourite remains the fire/arcane mage and resto druid (they tied for the spot hehe) :)

  • You can still keep all your clothes after you transformed back from being various animals (i.e. cat, leopard [travel form], bear) or even a tree.
  • Assassination rogues are scumbag backstabbers. (Yes, I've gotten chain ambush+backstab so many f-ing times until I gave up counting them lol.. funny thing is I do the exact same thing to other people on my rogue lol :P)
  • Nobody ever goes after the f-ing healer in BGs. (okay this has too much generalization - I do go after the healer... by myself without any help and get killed in the process :\) and some of the time nobody even PROTECTS the healer... (I mean like yeah, the healer can protect him/herself, but, when he's getting ganged up, any help is hugely appreciated lol)
  • Dropping off your flying mount high in the sky and transforming into a bird form right before you hit the ground is like the best feeling ever... if only you can do this in real life :) (sky-diving is pretty similar I suppose :P)
  • Seeing someone getting banned while hacking right in front of your face is pretty fun as well... especially when he is trying to show off to you (the girl) - and you're not the one reporting him either lol.

Other MMORPGs 
Like Dragon Nest etc.

  • Being able to solo a hard dungeon all by yourself is the pinnacle of achievement that no one will get to see... unless of course, you frap yourself doing it. :P

First-person shooter

Like Counterstrike, Battlefield series, Left for Dead
  • Shooting your teammates (either accidentally or on purpose) is hilarious, especially when they die and they rant over Ventrilo, Teamspeak or any similar software
  • Leaving your team and going solo may possibly be the worse in-game decision that you've ever made.

    Role-playing games

    Like Skyrim, Dragon Age, The Witcher, Fable, Deus Ex etc

    • You would save at critical decision-making points just so you can reload the game and choose the other option instead.
    • Vendors or merchants will usually buy whatever junk you have in your bags... despite being a 'food merchant' or an 'armour merchant'.

    Like Borderlands, Fallout, Bioshock, Halo, etc

    • You would continue playing the game until you reach your next checkpoint before you can quit the game just so you won't need to replay that part of the chapter again.

    Dungeon games

    Diablo/ Dungeon Siege/ Other dungeon games

    • You will never have enough inventory space for all your loot.
    • If you see a barrel, you gotta smash it; if you see a crate, you also gotta smash it... if you see any smash-able stuff, you gotta smash it... chances are, there will be loot inside :)
    • Most of the time, a straight up hack-and-slash + spam-your-attack-button strategy works... for mobs. 
    • Potions are extremely important for any dungeon games. Make sure you horde them!

    Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games

    Like Risk, Shogun, Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, Starcraft, Warcraft, C&C etc etc

    MOBA games

    Like DoTA, LoL, Heroes of the Storm, etc etc (I don't play MOBA much)
    • Be prepared for plenty of cursing over the coms or on chat.
    • There will always be one team member who will think he's better than everyone else and likes to order people around or go solo when he's frustrated.
    • Camping! Just to get more kill ratios.

    Card-based games

    Like Hearthstone

    Tower-defense games

    There are generally several types of tower defense, the most common 2 types are - some allow you to build limit number of towers at strategic and not-so strategic locations throughout the map and some lets you build as many towers as you like in order to build a maze-sort of place for the mobs to run through.

    • It teaches me how to build a perfect zig-zag maze.
    • Sometimes, building a new tower is more economical than upgrading a tower.
    • If there is a summon option, summon troops at choke points every time the CD cooled off. Don't waste it!

    Time-management games

    • It teaches me to click my mouse faster and, sometimes, harder (not that clicking it harder will help you in any way).
    • Planning is key! You need to do a lot of stuff at the same time and hopefully they don't all complete at the same time - or you'll be getting burnt food lol.

    Casual games


    • There are pokemons EVERYWHERE in the game! Even in your closet and under your bed...!! 
    • Pokemon hunting is a favourite past-time... this means you will be running to and fro across a small patch of grass just so you can finally get that pokemon you want.
    • Collection-ist syndrome is a common side effect of playing pokemon.

    I'll add more stuff as I play more games or think of anything interesting. :)

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    The real take on Disney's Happily Ever After

    Hilariously funny. If you like acapella, Disney movies and have a sarcastic view on a lot of things, then these videos are perfect for you. :)

    P/S: The lyrics are taken from the description of his videos (and they are awesome! :P). 

    Part I

    If you've ever wondered why
    Disney's tales all end in lies
    Here's what happened after all their dreams came true

    I loved being princess down in -- this beautiful ocean blue
    But mermaids are going missing -- they end up in someone's stew
    So just try to put yourself in -- to somebody else's gills
    You're killing my ecosystem -- with fishing and oil spills
    Thank you BP, thank you BP
    The British are killing, oil is spilling
    Now I can't see... MY EYES!
    Chinamen feast on Flounder's fins
    Plus the Japanese killed all my whale friends
    Oceans are browning, I think I'm drowning
    Thanks to BP

    Hey, I'm OK, but I'm slightly scared
    My husband's a mark for the War on Terror
    Aladdin was taken by the CIA
    We're not Taliban
    You've got the wrong man
    In Guantanamo Bay
    Prince Ali, where could he be, drowning in wawa
    Interrogation from the nation of the "free"
    Bin Laden's taken the fall
    We're not trained pilots at all
    Jafar went crazy and no one put up a fuss
    We're for freedom, Genie can vouch for us
    Bush was crazy, Obama's lazy, al-Qaeda's not in this country
    Set free my Prince Ali

    A whore! A whore!
    A whore, a whore, a whore!
    This town's gone wild since I married Adam
    They think I'm going straight to hell
    But the charges laid on me
    Of bestiality
    Could wind up getting me thrown in a cell
    No, I'm overrun by mad men
    I hear they plan to burn me at the stake
    They legit believe I'm Satan
    And now I hear that PETA's gonna take my beast away

    After John Smith traveled back to England
    I helped my people cultivate the fields
    More English, French, and Spaniards came to visit
    And they greeted us with guns and germs and steel
    They forced us into unknown lands of exile
    They pillaged, raped, and left us all for dead
    So now I'm far more liberal with a weapon
    When I separate their bodies from their heads
    Have you ever held the entrails of an English guy?
    Or bit the beating hearts of Spanish men?
    Can you shoot an arrow in some French guy's eyeball?
    Can you paint with the red colors in these men
    I can murder if I please
    Cause I'm dying of disease
    I can paint with the red colors in these men

    Thanks to BP
    Where's Prince Ali?
    I've got STDs

    Part II

    If you've ever wondered why
    Disney tales all end in lies
    Here's what happened after all their dreams came true

    Mulan (I'll Make a Man Out of You)
    After saving China I went home alone
    I was feeling conflicts in my lower zone
    I've been dressing like a guy for months
    Now I'm losing all control
    I think I am a guy in my soul
    I wanna be a man
    Soldier 1: I've never seen a guy so hot
    Mulan: Time to reinvent the new me
    Soldier 2: Every time he speaks it makes me want to sing (I'm so confused)
    Soldier 1: Be quiet, or we'll get caught
    Soldier 3: Maybe one day he'll screw me
    Mulan: Now I really get why my nickname is Ping
    I've gotta be a man
    I've got the brains and the bite of females
    Plus the brute and the brawn of dudes
    I know I'm ready for transformation
    It's time to replace all these useless tubes
    (Good for you)

    Cinderella (A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes)
    The prince was absolutely the only single wish my heart made
    Guess my wish came true
    But we never really talked much
    Before he discovered my shoe
    The night after we got married
    I recounted all of my plights
    Of how I fit inside a pumpkin
    My canines turned to coachmen
    Prince threw me in Bedlam that night
    The white jackets say I'm nutty (she's nutty as a bat)
    Cause my clothes are sewn by rats (put some meds in her food)
    But their pills turn my brain to putty
    Now Lucifer's not just my cat (I AM SATAN)
    Their insulin puts me under
    Shock therapy's made me insane
    And after years of steady frying
    The doctors gave up trying
    They stuck 2 steel rods in my brain

    Tiana (Dig a Little Deeper)
    I spent a bloomin lifetime
    To open my cafe
    Then I took a dive in 2005
    Now it's washed away (it's all washed away)
    I was picked up by a chopper
    After four nights on my roof
    Now my new home is the Astrodome
    Cause New Orleans ain't Katrina proof
    Ya better carry 'round a shotgun
    Or looters take your kids
    Ya better pee inside of jam jars
    Be sure to keep those lids (ew)
    We needed Noah but we got Bush
    Our "savior" flew away and hid
    Rough seas and levees,
    Rough seas and levees,
    Rough seas and levees, I'm dead

    Elsa (Let It Go)
    There is no snow on the mountain tonight
    Just sulfur in the air
    A kingdom of greenhouse gases
    Only Bill Nye seems to care
    My town is melting, breaking off into the sea
    It's time I show the strength of an evil queen
    With Germany and Putin, too
    I'll free the penguins and throw you in a zoo
    We're going green by spilling red
    And if you're not dead
    I built a hoard of evil snowmen
    We're gonna take over the world
    Let it snow, let it snow
    Now Fox News will need heat lamps
    Let it snow, let it snow
    I hope you concentrate in camp (Heil Elsa)
    We don't care who we have to slay
    Let my troops march on
    The cold's coming back and it's here to stay

    Tiana: I sunk like a brick
    Cinderella: Prince thinks I'm sick
    Elsa: Ice is melting quick
    Mulan: Now I have a lot of self esteem