Game On!

This post is going to be me squealing about games. Viewer discretion is advised. 

AAAAAAAAH ASSASSIN'S CREED 3 OMFGWTFBBQ asklaskjftllgssfjkts;;; *lé spazz*. 
I'm sorry, I realized I screamed too soon but I couldn't help it. Sorry =P. Allow me to deviate from the topic of AC for awhile. I'll get back to it, pinky promise.

Remember that previous post when I was moaning about the trailer for AC3? Lol. Here's how I got to watching the release trailer. I don't know how many noob people here have heard of E3 (aka Electronic Entertainment Expo) but I can very well admit I knew almost nothing about it, until I had kind fellow friends who explained it to me. 
Then I went and watched it online in the final week of my semester, at the peak of the busiest time in my life. 

Of course, I was very much aware of the consequences. And of course I did not watch it when I was drowning in my assignments; I actually watched it when I had nothing much to do (was redoing my Typography journal- what a coincidence that E3 fell on that day). Microsoft's presentation was up first, and I kinda watched/listened while I worked. 
Honestly I wasn't actually planning on watching it all. But then Halo 4 came on and thought I'd just watch a little, but I ended up sitting through the whole thing. Then Splinter Cell Blacklist came on and when it was over I was glad I could phone Esmond and go nuts over it. Seriously, I've never been happier. To be able to watch something and be excited over it with someone else. Never thought I'd be blessed with such good fortune ^O^.

I would not call myself an SC veteran, I think I'm more n00b than anything else as the only game I've played from the franchise is Conviction. But, I have to say I enjoyed that game very much, even if it was unorthodox compared to the previous games. I'm very much looking forward to this! The gameplay looks aweshums, and one of the coolest features they presented was a voice recognition system via Kinect. Holy smoly! Remind me again why I haven't a console? ><
 I didn't know that Ubisoft was planning on releasing a new SC so soon but now since it's been announced, hell, Earth please don't end in 2012, lol. My very materialistic wish is to be able to live to 2013 to play Blacklist and DmC.

DmC! I didn't watch the Capcom presentation because I was...asleep. I was asleep because I watched till 3.30 to realize that Ubisoft would only be presenting at 6pm (aka 6am) so I set my alarm to 5.50 and went to charge up slightly. But I watched the trailer when I woke up and...whoaaaah momma! The new game looks pretty darn swell! Dante is baaack with his trash talk and super stylish combat :D. And the new world just makes it all the sweeter. Neon lights, ferris wheels, clubs...Limbo just reminds me of Alice's Wonderland on demon drugs :D.


So I slept, and woke up a minute before my alarm went off, as always. Then I ambled off to turn my laptop on and waited for the Ubisoft presentation. They certainly knew how to build anticipation: they left AC3 till the end. But I was treated to the trailer for Blacklist, so that was alright. Then the AC3 trailer came about and the reasons why I didn't jump up and scream and wave my arms about were 1: there were sleeping people in the apartment, 2: it was 7am and 3: I was too excited I could only produce fishy bubbles and rubber ducky squeaks.

Holy shyt the trailer was UP there with the others, no lie. They certainly lived up to the expectations. The slow motion capture was all very Revelations, but the good thing is that Ubisoft knows what works. It'd probably be stale if they used it in the 4th game, but for now. It's just spankin' awesome. And the gameplay!! Whooooa so many new things to look forward to! I only hope it will be as amazing as they boast it to be. Battling on the high seas, new combat, new weapons, and best of all, new climbables! Assassins can now climb- wait for it - TREES!!! 8DDD. And then there's the weather/season changes, and wildlife hunting, and jumping into moving haystacks, and crouching in tall grass....man, with all these being revealed, its a wonder if there's anything else left for them to surprise us with. Whatever it is, I know I'm going to be pre-ordering the game, and if I don't have a suitable machine to play it on I shall rob someone/somewhere and get a decent PC. Somehow. Somewhere.

Did I mention how awesome the trailer music was? The track is called Damned, by UK duo Superhuman. Apparently they did trailer music for the movie Battleship as well. It was the perfect choice of music for the trailer, really. Almost as if it was...made for the trailer. Oh wait, it was. *shoots self* XD.

Anyways, I believe I have fangirled enough for now. Thank you for your time and haaaapy Monday! :D


Chewwy Afternoon

Happy Sunday! It's always so nice and cool in the first half of the day, but mid-afternoon the temperature just shoots up and the sun goes 'lalalala buuuuuurnnn!!! :D'. It's so annoying =3=.

Anyways, I was out adventuring yesterday. Due to the fact that I am overpriced-camera-less, I am now bringing Chewwy everywhere with me and taking random shots when I don't feel too lazy to take her out of my bag =P. I went to a little coffee shop for brunch first, and it's probably the first time I felt that I'd eat at the shop again even if I didn't like the food. The people there were interesting! Rarely have I been in a coffeeshop where everyone is hard at work, earning their daily bread, and yet all of them were chatting and laughing. For a bunch of middle aged working class they sure are a lively lot XD. But it gives you a nice, friendly feeling towards them all. Especially the way they treat everyone like friends, customers or fellow worker alike.

I didn't take any photos, though. Simply because I was too lazy to take the camera out of my bag immersing myself in the happy feelings around me.

After brunch I went off to Jonker street to walk around and pretend to be a tourist :P. One of my favourite pastimes, pretending to be a tourist. Haha. Because I was in lazy cheatable mood, I didn't want to mess around with editing and overexposed shots, so I set Chewwy to Lomo mode and went a-snip-snap :D.

Chewwy is beautifully non fussy and easy to use on a hot day. And the darkened lomo effect works well with the otherwise harsh, sunny photos, I think.

After that I made my way to DP where I met with the Shi Yea and we went a-shopping. Shopping in Melaka seems a bit dull, after the glamour and variety of the city, but it's still fun because all the places are homey and familiar :D. I still managed to get some articles of clothing at bargain prices, so that is always nice, isn't it?

How's the semester break treating you hardworked-out fellas? Hope the days are now filled with lots of sleep, good food, and chill out times!


Polka dotted artsy dinner movie!

A.k.a I've run out of interesting blog post titles =P. Bear with me, I'll get back into the swing of things soon.

 Hello everybody :D. I'm back on this side of the country, and ye gods it's hot T_T. It's hot everywhere,  but Melaka just seems to have spongier properties, the way it soaks up all the heat and humidity. Oh well. The price to pay for living in a country that has an unbeatable variety of good food.
I got Chewwy back, yay! Charged her up well in time for dinner with my sister. She took me to a cafe near Jonker whose name I can't remember. Lol. All I know it specializes in 13 states coffee, but that's not the name of the place. 

 The cafe was beautiful though. It's cosy with warm lights and painted wooden furniture. And hanging overhead were a dozen mini disco balls. So pretty! They also have a lot of kitsch decorations strewn about the place, making it look both artistic and casual.

Love the quirky signboard! And the converted retro telly-cum-aquarium. Very clever! Not only that, they also have shelves full of old knick knacks and relics from the past, like washbasins and kettles and whatnot. And lots of coffee jars and cans because that's what they're all about.

I especially liked this particular wall because it was so colourful! And the canvas paintings are just perfect on it. It reminds of something out of a Jimmy Liao artbook:

The cafe has a really nice weekday dinner set: for under rm30 you can get main course with soup, drink and a custard dessert. My sister and I both had mushroom soup:

And I had salmon with teriyaki sauce while my sister had chicken with mushroom gravy. The mash was garlicky soft and very delicious. Both main courses had a side of boiled vegetables and cucumber and tomato slices.

And dessert was custard in shot glasses! My sister had chocolate oreo, mine was strawberry. So yummy! One was bitter and the other was sweet-sour; both were perfect together. The shot glasses were small, but the miniature portion was just the right amount to end the meal.

We went for Madagascar 3 after that and...well. Haven't laughed that much in a long while. That much and that loudly. But the movie really was that entertaining and hilarious; everyone in the audience were in stitches. The odd thing about it is that after the movie I barely have any recollection of what I was laughing about .___. Strange but true. Not that I mind watching it another time. I would, and this time I'd watch it in 3D 8D.

Oh, I did remember this though:
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Awwyeah, rock that crazy ass rainbow afro, lol. 

Tune in to more posts soon folks. Celebrate for it's Friday tomorrow! Come down to sunny Melaka! Make a date to eat at 13 States cafe or go watch Madagascar...or do all three! :D


Yummy Munchles.

Hello everybody~! This post is about food, so if you're feeling full, I suggest you to wait until you're feeling peckish before you read on :D.

Anyway, what do you guys usually eat at Makanlah? Seriously, my food choices are pretty much limited to Chinese of Malay rice (4 bucks), with the occasional sandwich or oblong (or, as Esmond would put it, obscenely long! Which is a weird ass lie to tell since the oblong does not look obscene neither is it long...I digress). But since today was special, we decided to try something we never had!

Shamiel and I had Indian food! 9rm a plate, but dayum there was just so much food! You could pretty much take everything on the menu, or all of one if you wanted. How awesome is that? And the guy at the counter was plopping spoonful after spoonful of rice on my plate, to the point of me having to go 'STOOOOP YOU PUT SOME BACK RIGHT NOW! O^O'. After he returned some rice back to the mothership, I settled on butter chicken, tandoori, fresh salad, and a spoonful of curry. Omg. How delicious was it, you ask? It was, amazingly delicious. Okay, so it isn't as spicy as I'd have liked it to be, but it was very flavourful. And the tandoori! Homg! So tender and succulent! I can't believe that Makanlah serves up food this good, lol. Of course, it isn't cheap, but so worth it. And a treat once in awhile is okay, no? =)

Here is what Esmond had, from the Kazakh corner. We saw someone walking past with a plateful of dumplings and we were 'O^O where did THAT come from???'

He ended up getting two for himself, amongst other things XD.

Can you believe this. 10 bucks for a plate brimming with good food. And the customer before us was like 'why won't you throw in another of that? It's too little!'. Are you insane, girl? This plate on its own can keep me alive for a whole day O_O;;. Anyway, Esmond's meal consisted of deliciously soft mashed potato, two dumplings, potatoes and chicken, something that looked like an oversized beef meatball, some salad/slaw, and a hunk of bread. Holy smoly. I'm going to have a whole plateful to myself when the new semester starts, I promise myself. Lol. 

Anyway, I'm going to continue my food fest by visiting all my favourite pig out spots in Melaka soon enough, so prepare to see me waddling up to you all fat and puffy =P. Nah, I kid. I shall work hard this holiday! I shall go for morning jogs and do some other form of exercise, somewhere somehow! 8D. Work with me, my fellow brethren. Let us all shed some pounds so that we will feel less guilty when we pile them back on 8D.

Time for shuteyes. Goodnight everybody! Have a happy Toosday!


Sunny Sun Sun!

It's Sunday everybody! I can't remember the last time I had an incredibly lazy Sunday, when I could wake up at 12 and look forward to doing absolutely nothing XD. I can't say I'm liking it too much, though. Can you believe the ironies of human nature. When we are busy as crap we wish to heaven we had time to breathe and chill. Now that our wish is granted, we mould and potate and wish for something interesting to do.

This is exactly when Buddha's teaching comes in handy. The middle path. Equal amounts of activity and rest is best. Not too much nor too little of either. Amitabbha.

Anyway, the onslaught of blog posts will probably have to wait a lil' while, not because I am busy or anything. Rather I am too free to get in the mood to write a blog post, haha. Also I am without a camera right now, so I can't take all the pretty pikchas that I wish to take. 

Anyway, more to come! Here's gif for ya:




I've been away for so long, but all is well, and the semester is now over :D. It's been a gruelling 15 weeks, packed completely with activities! It was almost as if there was never a day that went by without me working on something. One assignment after another, cooking, cleaning, going to places, events, celebrations, and of course, sleeping and going online XD.
I think my eyeballs are going to pop out of my head soon. I spend more time staring at the computer screen than sleeping these days. 

Anyway, now that I'm free to do plenty of things, expect many a blog post coming your way. I should be returning to sunny Melaka next week to stuff myself with food and sleep and game and do whatever other activity I wish to do. 

I wonder if anyone of you experience a withdrawal symptom after submitting that last assignment? The bewildered sense of freedom and the '...what now?' question in your head. Haha. Anyway, what with all the busy-ness of the semester, it shall be nice to sprawl out and relax now. 

I feel like potato pancakes. Haha. Tune in to moar posts soon folks :D. TGIF!