Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kepong Thieves

I probably shouldn't expect much from the people of Kepong. As infrastructure improve in this already establish town, sadly the mentality of the people here doesn't change. Rubbish is still openly dump on the road side, and last Saturday I had a bucket and dustpan stolen, right under my nose, at the office covered car park.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mafia Wars Achievement

Mafia Wars has added new achievements. Below are the complete achievement list.

One Down
Earned by mastering at least one stage in New York

What else you got?
Earned by mastering all New York job tiers

Napoleon Complex
Earned by defeating someone with a bigger mafia

Earned by winning 15 fights in a row

Armed & Dangerous
Earned by owning 10 Tommy guns

Personal Fleet
Earned by owning 500 town cars

The First is the Hardest
Earned by depositing $1,000,000

Personal Bailout
Earned by depositing $1,000,000,000

That's with a "T"
Earned by depositing $1,000,000,000,000

Nest Egg
Earned by depositing $10,000,000,000,000

Earned by vaulting any collection set

Earned by vaulting at least nine New York collection sets

Wing Man
Earned by helping out 10 friends who call for backup

Earned by helping out 200 friends who call for backup

Earned by sending ten gifts to your mafia

Spreading it Around
Earned by sending 501 gifts to your mafia

Island Bound
Earned by traveling to Cuba

Banana Republic
Earned by owning all four businesses in Cuba

Havana Hat Trick
Earned by mastering at least one job tier in Cuba

No Razors Needed
Earned by vaulting the entire beard collection

Like a Hurricane
Earned by winning 1000 fights in Cuba

My Little Friend
Earned by gifting an M16A1 to a friend

Earned by collecting over 1,000,000 Cuban Pesos

Big Business
Earned by fully upgrading a single Cuban business

Earned by fully upgrading all Cuban businesses

Working Man
Earned by doing 20 jobs in one day
Note: Just do level 1 jobs that require 1 exp 20 times. XD

Earned by doing a job every day for seven days

Big Spender
Earned by purchasing an item or service with Reward Points

Treasure Hunter
Earned by finding a Rare Item in a Mystery Crate

Slum Lord
Earned by owning 30 Apartment Complexes

Cashing Out
Earned by selling 50 Mega Casinos

Getting the Crew Together
Earned by promoting friends to each Top Mafia position
Note: Unlike automatically awarded achievements like Armed and Dangerous, Knife Thrower, Personal Fleet etc, where player is automatically awarded when the criteria are met, this achievement is a little buggy. Eventhough your Top Mafia position is filled prior the achievement, you will not be awarded one until you put/replace someone into the top mafia. You'll only need to do this once to any top mafia position and will be awarded 1 skill point. Same goes for the achievement below

Crime C.E.O.
Earned by assembling a Top Mafia with all players above level 100

Knife Thrower
Earned by looting 10 Butterfly Knives

Uncle Sam
Earned by owning 50 Federal Agents

What's after Trillion?
Earned by depositing 999 Trillion Dollars

Earned by surviving for over 60 minutes on the Hit List

That's Amore
Earned by giving a Diamond Ring to any player below level 8

The Best Offense...
Earned by defeating 6 attackers in a row

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monster Out On Bail
I do not want a sadist like her walking around. She should be kept behind bars for as long possible.

Torture is pure sadism, there's no way discipline and work efficiency can be boosted through use of violence. Body movement is severely restricted when you have muscle aches, imagine the kind of restrictions of having burnt skin.

Hau Yuan Tyng, while you are free at home, I hope that your water heater break and scald you all over.

53 Too Many

I first saw this news yesterday in LYN. Though I've stopped trolling, I do visit that forum as guest once in a while to get news update that's worthwhile. The replies were nothing short of hilarious, something you can expect form fellow LYN trolls. Then the same topic as brought up by my sister in facebook.

So, I thought, why not give that girl some attention, after all nothing screams for more attention then 56 tattoos on the face. I do find it difficult to believe her claims on how she so conveniently fall asleep while getting her face inked. If the buzzing doesn't keep you awake the sting of the needles on soft facial skin surely will. Furthermore if she indeed did request for 3 tiny stars, it wouldn't take so long till you doze off, it's like getting eyebrows plucked, fast.
What irks me most is not because of the so called blotch job, but rather how she so conveniently blame the tattoo artist for her own misjudgment.

Lastly, it's always best to get a temporary tattoo for a week for evaluation purpose before settling for something permanent.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Easy Money in Restaurant City

It is good to know that there's a way to earn RC money (up to 2000) while being away from facebook or being totally off line. The game plays itself even when the player is logged off, the only thing is, the game will only earn money and not GP points. to earn GP points, the player have to be online, watching the shop in business.

1) First step is to 'close' the restaurant by blocking the door (this is to prevent popularity from dropping).

2) Then have one cook and one waiter working. Make sure they are at 100% health.
3) Click on the save and exit icon
4) Do whatever you want for the next 1-1.5 hour, like taking a bath and having real lunch which is not twiggy.

5) Log back into RC and claim your money.
6) repeat steps 2-5

Remember to shuffle low health employees with full health employees every hour. Employees at 0% health don't generate income. This method works best when you have 4 employees or more so you don't have to buy food to replenish their health.

Winter White

Sweetheart and I got new family members, winter white hamsters, 6 of them. The trouble about getting 6 critters at one shot, is thinking a name for all of them. And to makes matters difficult, 4 white ones look alike.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mafia Wars: Cuba

Mafia Wars was given new lease of life by introducing an expansion to the existing game, called Mafia Wars: Cuba. The the original vanilla flavored Mafia Wars takes place in New York, hence the FBI agents in the loot.

MW:Cuba boast new jobs, business to take over, weapons, and also a new currency. So many new things, even the player starts anew. You get it right, a level 100 kingpin in New York with billions in the bank decides to take a free flight to Cuba to be a street thug again. By some magical powers invested in the MW players, all 501 weapons, armor and vehicle were brought along in the flight to Cuba, but can't bring a single dollar for currency exchange. Speaking of currency exchange there's none. So you basically go there empty handed, hiding every Pesos obtained from fights under the pillow.
There's a user rating bar at the main page of Cuba. (5 best, 1 worst) No points for guessing what I voted. The entire game was poorly put together, not even half baked, the dough wasn't even formed right.

Now, if I have trillions of USD, it'll be easy to take over a tiny country like Cuba. Officials are easily bought in poorer nations. So, my version of MW: Cuba will be only one job, which is "Buy Over Local Authorities, Requires: 100 energy, $1 000 000 000, and a private jet. It'll offer a 10% job mastery 200exp and crates of Cuban cigars, instead of what Zynga cooked up for the low level goons below.

It's like revisiting the stone age again with machete welding thugs.

My version of an expansion for MW will be totally different. It'll be titled Mafia Wars: London, Royal Invasion. Or Mafia Wars: Italy, Returning Home. MW:L will be themed on the player (New York Mafia boss) expanding their powers across the Atlantic, conquering the Great Britain. In MW:I, the players returns to Italy to overthrow the local Mafia Boss. Players will be able to convert their currency to that of their choice (pound sterling for MW:L and euro for MW:I) The rates should ideally follow current exchange rates as it'll expose players to basic economics and better understanding of the current economic situation. It will also makes money exciting again and more useful (mogul players rejoice). Also, MW:L/MW:I should only be offered to players past the boss level, or at least having a level 100, instead of the current lvl 35 for MW:C. And As for jobs, money will be part of requirement for jobs like bribing.

But then again, I don't work at Zynga.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I've Stopped Counting My Age

Yesterday I was having an idle chat with a UV adhesive salesman after his product demonstration. One topic lead to another it came to my age. Instead of answering "I'm 27" I just tell him the year that I was born, 1982. In fact this isn't the first time I reply my year of birth instead of age. Weird.

Or probably a side effect of aging or state of denial when we are that much closer to our expiry date.

Or probably after many years having my arithmetic aided by the calculator or the all powerful excel worksheet I could no longer do mental calculation, 2009 minus 1982 is.. um... er... 27?

Or it could be that I've lost the eagerness of growing up. I can still remember myself counting my age every candle I bow off. But once I reach the legal age of independence and not denied cigarettes and booze form the convenience store, the fun is gone. And age is just a number.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Restaurant City

I took a break from the virtual killings and life of a crime in Mafia Wars and venture into a light and comical game of Restaurant City. No more wasting time robbing electronics store for a ultra hard to get cellphone to complete jobs for a measly 1% job mastery. No more picking on highly 'energetic players' 100 levels above me who has the attack and defense stat of a level 10 player.
Instead, I'm managing my own restaurant with cartoonish representation of my friends. Obtaining ingredients through adding new friends and trading is much more fun then what Mafia Wars had offered with their gifting and vault collection loot.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blogging Through E-mail

This e-mail and mobile blogging option has been available for quite a
while now. I've noticed it there on the dashboard for months, but I
did not take the opportunity to test it out.
I can understand the need of mobile blogging especially during trips,
but mobile 3G data charges are going to cost a bomb.

Firstly, why e-mail blog when i can have access to the blog dashboard
itself? Other then stealth blogging during work hours, I can't think
of any need for such option. Nevertheless, I'm testing it right now.

Setting up the e-mail blogging is fairly easy, just click on the
envelope icon, and then key in a secret word which will combine to
become an e-mail address.

Then just send an e-mail to that address and blogger will do the rest.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cat O Phobia

I just couldn't understand how a person can be so frightful of cats. It's not the usual "dirty stare" or "evil eye" look when a feline is within sight, but an



That's the shock that I got when I was relaxing at sweetheart's place for the evening. A cat has given birth in one of sweetheart's housemate room. Of all person's room, one that's terrified of cats. I wasn't involved in the kitten-relocation process, but it sure did look like a challenge with all the screaming going about.

The two kittens that woke the night.

From the looks of the kittens, they were born about a week or two ago. Their eyes are already open, and can crawl about, but doesn't meows. They were relocated to the back lane of the house, hopefully the mother comes to pick them up.