Archive for December 2009
Hello online world!
I’ve been such a crab lately because I’m burried in books and I’ve started playing games again. I’ve finished 8 books and countless Betty & Veronica DDs. And for games? Not many because they’re all a little boring and a few that I downloaded are for XP only so.. Sigh.
I’m sorry if I seem so inactive on FB or MSN/Skype. Yes, I now have Skype which I’ve only logged in ONCE >.< and some of my friends wondered where I’ve been and no I did not block any of you because.. I never sign into MSN/Skype anyway.
And if I FB, it’s only because I want to check my wall posts/etc and play SL.
And if I come online, it’s just to check my mail which I’m doing at a rare rate. Oh well.
Anyhoo, I’ve stopped playing Chocolatier 3 because I got bored sailing everywhere with no quests and I stopped playing Sapphire because now the only thing left to do is get a Rayquaza which I am so bad at controlling the Mach bike to get around the Sky Pillar.
If I miss my Sceptile or Gydz or Kaegy (which is my awesome awesome Kyogre), I’d just play all the rematches.
So, I started playing..
Yes, Pokemon Emerald. And by the way, from this point onwards, it’ll all be Pokemon-related, so you can close my blog if you are uninterested or if you want to lookie at pictures, please scroll down or if you want to know how bad I am at this game, read on.
At first I thought that Emerald is before Ruby/Sapphire but I was wrong. Anyway, compared to Sapphire/Ruby, this is a little more interesting but there’s so much work to do and lots of walking around.
I started out with a Torchic this time, just because I want a fire Pokemon and I must admit that I do miss my Sceptile which goes to say that GRASS POKEMON RULEZZZZ. And I started with Mudkip which I named Skipper (???????) in Ruby.
But in Ruby I’ve gone as far as having a Mudkip. Nothing else. We’ll save that for later.
One thing that I love most in Emerald is the frequent 2-on-2 battles. OMG I LOVE TWO-ON-TWO BATTLES. Easy as mudpie. Just walk in the path where 2 trainers can see you simultaneously, and then one will walk up to you and then the other with that ! on their heads.
And boom. Battle!
I leveled Torchic quite easily and in no time I got myself a Combusken by Roxanne’s.
From this :
to this :
And I picked up a level 5 Marill (renamed Marr) and trained it to sweep Roxanne’s gym.
Another cool thing is the PokeNav Call Match thing. And remember Steven?
Oh I got him on my list. It’s like Facebook, almost everyone you meet wanna add you. Even your dad. And your mom.
Steven from the back. How cute, weih?
Dad Norman called in the middle of my sailing trip with that sailor, Mr Briney (was it?).
And Steven calls himself Hard as Rock pfffft. And Dad is the Reliable one. Mom is the Kind and Gentle or something like that (you can’t see it here because you’ll add her much much later) and stupid Brendan is the ‘Rad’ Neighbour.
Steven and I on a 2-on-2 battle with either Team Aqua or Magma. I forgot. But it was okay, Steven’s Metang was so pathetic, to be honest. But Metal Claw was not bad.
Look how cute he is. Whoa.
Another cool thing is that there are 3 legendaries!
AND THERE IS KYOGRE. Oh I love Kyogres so much you should shoot me. They are SO cute but you’ll get to capture it after the whole drama is over, much later. I actually opened Sapphire just to take a peek at my Kaegy and did you notice that they make the loudest and longest noise?
Oh yes they do.
In Emerald, we can get ourselves a Groudon too! Though I am not as estatic as getting a Kyogre, but I love fire Pokemon and Blaziken is a little too mild for me :P I still prefer my Ninetales but it’s alright.
Groudon and Kyogre will be level 70 when you capture them so no need much taining. A big difference from level 40 in Sapphire/Ruby but training was fun actually.
This time I leveled up overall a little slower because I took turns switching between Combusken and Marill to evolve them into Blaziken and Azumarill respectively.
So they’re both even now.. Level 50 each. Slow right? But we got through all 8 gyms and more in a clean sweep okay! And in less than 2 days too.
But I don’t think that’s hardcore lah. I know there are players out there who complete the game in a day @_@
I did use Exp Share though for my Tropius (renamed Troph) because I am basically LAZY ehem. But Troph was already level 30 when I caught him so it wasn’t so hard. And I wanted a Grass Pokemon on my team. I’ve an Electrike but mehhh. I can do without.
This, below, is a sleeping Groudon. From the whole Team-Magma-is-Awesome part of the story. It’s like it’s happily curling. Hee.
That’s me in front of some abomination machine and the Team Magma leader. His name is either Archie or Maxie, couldn’t be bothered to know.
And yes, I took this screenshot so that I have something to blog about. And no, this is not stolen from anywhere.
Below is KYOGRE (he he he) sleeping. It’s the same in Sapphire.
Cute or not. Cute right.
That, above, is the scene in front of Sootopolis (did I get the spelling right?) gym where EVERYONE is watching (if you surf around the islands, you can see everyone just staring doing nothing but stare) where Kyogre and Groudon are having a stand-off.
The weather will switch repeatedly from rain + lightning (quite scary) to hot + sunny (pretty neat) and you can either choose to battle with the Rain or Sunny Day effect.
Then you’ll see Steven and Wallace who will bring you to some places and to cut the story short, it’s up to you to fetch Rayquaza.
There you go. A curling sleeping Ray who is green while asleep but Ky/Gr are gray.
Okay, trick part. When you are suppose to fetch Ray, there are minimal wild Pokemon encounters AND the floors are WALKABLE but when you are going to Sky Pillar to capture it for your own, the floors are only accessible via a Mach bike and the stupid cracks on the floor.. they will drive you mad.
Well, they drove me mad. And I only lasted till 3rd floor.
Walk in front of Ray, Ray awakes and flies off. Then you have to fly back to where else. Sootopolis City. Then.. Jeng.. Jeng.. Jeng..
Rayquaza’s DRAMATIC entrance. Slow like hell.
Hold your breathe everyone..
OMG IT’S RAYQUAZA!
Then peace is restored and blablabla.
The final gym leader is Don Juan who is.. pretty strong. Wallace has retired from gym leader-ing because.. I will tell you when I defeat the Elite Four.
Still a LOOOOOOOOONG way to go. Long way to train and level up before facing the Elite4.
And one more thing, Blaziken is kinda cool, I mean, of course I heart my 3 main Pokemons (Blaziken, Marr & Troph) because when you bring him out, he’ll glow red somewhat like releasing energy.
LOL. Funny but cool.
I think that’s it for my latest craze. Pokemon-ing is BACK baby!
Going bouldering with Bee tomorrow and ice-skating with Viggy on Friday.
Say hello to my HAPPINESS.
The books that I’m suppose to read in 2 weeks. Which now, the more I look at it, the more I think.. Why didn’t I get moarr?
Of course after this (which if I DID complete all the books above), I have no more books to read. But fret not, I’m still gonna get my gubby fingers on Cornelia Funke’s Trilogy and Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. Oh oh and Paulo Coelho’s books.
I’ve a folder of them in my lappie but the problem about reading e-books is that, you tend to get sleepy and bored because you don’t get to ‘feel’ it in your grubby fingers.
Anyway, I hope I do get to read all of them. They’re the reason I’m locking myself home. I LOVE to read. If there’s a job doing nothing but read and raking in big moolahs, please sign me up and I’ll be the best worker ever.
I’m playing the piano again. Because my parents are busy running errands, so I have the house to myself and therefore I can blast the keys how loud I want. Currently learning Sundial Dreams by Kevin Kern and Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. I was playing The Blue Danube but it is SO LONG.
15 pages. Yeepers.
And then I thought that I could learn Croatian Rhapsody (by Tonci Huljic) but my eyes went blind just looking at the notes. They’re all spaced 2mm apart and had black dots all over.
On an irrelevant note, I continued playing Sapphire, this time I succeeded training my Trapinch to level 41 for Dig (yes, because I threw TM Dig away) and started on the 3Regis quest.
And I thought that it’s gonna be easy.
But shoot, it’s not.
Why are they so hard to catch? I had to keep on restarting the game because on my first try on EACH one, Kaegy OHKO them. And then when I get them to such a low HP and rain 50 over Ultra/Nest/Luxury/Repeat balls on them, they just escape. And some even shake for 3 times and poof, escape.
Is it that hard?
It’s killing me just to keep them alive. I mean, I need to use a Hyper Potion every time my Sceptile or Salamence get in the yellow HP region and then they (the Regis) use Struggle (was it?) because I wear them out of their PPs for all their lousy moves and then they (the Regis) die.
And they’re all SO UGLY. And WEAK. What the hell is Superpower? It barely leaves a scratch on my Salamence. Like a joke.
And yet I can’t seem to capture any.
I’m a joke.
That’s the ugly Regirock with my weakest lowest level Rhyhorn. But still.
I don’t know what version to play next. I want something not Red/Blue or Ruby/Emerald…
And then suddenly I don’t know why I feel like I failed all my subjects.
I want inline skates. So that I can skate off-ice and practise all my crossovers and spirals.
I’m finally done with data entry for Dr R and I hope they’re correct. :P
I enjoy DE but the worse part was the comments. I had 155 sets and almost ALL commented and it’s not just one or two lines.. They’re.. essays.
When I was keying-in the data, I felt that there were SO many people who were such ungrateful jerkeroos and seriously, please be polite and read the questions properly. Oh and please be serious.
Out of all the millions of NONSENSE that I got, this one took the first spot:
And there were like.. plenty of these. Not only the guys, but girls as well. Ish. Gedik gila.
And also this :
Come on. Sun-U does not offer SPM, duh, hello, wake up please.
But, the one that topped the cake is this :
Hit on target. You go, girlfriend!
Anyway, please be serious about answering any kind of surveys/questionnaires in the future. It’s really important and think about the amount of work that everyone has to go through, especially the people who KEY IN THE DATA have to decipher your handwriting (how can one actually write sentences that are 2mm in height?!) and what the hell you’re trying to say.
And please use proper English!
Besides that, my dad got me the book that I’ve been wanting – I Think Something’s Wrong With Me by Nigel Smith! And my B & V #174.
YIPPEE Zippady doo dats.
I think this holiday I want to distance myself from the online world and wait for a resit call from Ms Jeannie and spend time chomping books instead. I still have not finished even one book of Chiew Yi’s that I borrowed from her and I plan to have them all read by the time she gets back from UK.
So, my goal is to finish reading at least 8 books in 2 weeks. I think I can do it! If I can finish a 500-page book in 3 hours.. I can do anything!
Yeesh I’m spouting crap now.
I want Brisngr! I saw a whole lot of them in Popular and I couldn’t get them the last time I saw it because I burnt all my moolahs on Bets & Ron DD.
Okay, I better log off now before I start typing my to-read list or books-that-I-want list. I’ll update from time to time (I think/hope), so that my blog is not so dead.
Wish me luck!
I stil have not replied a few people on FB (darn itttttt) and I better do it soon. And please don’t e-mail or post anything that needs immediate reply or any news on my FB wall, instead text or call me.
Or if you did do the former, do text me about it.
Journey to happiness..
begins.. now :)
One of my favourite parts on Friends. Ever.
My first ‘video’ on my blog!
Okay off I go to bed before someone kills me hintfrrhhinthint.
(P/S : Hey, Youtube vids on WordPress is quite pretty and huge eh!)
I don’t know why I’m feeling like a train wreck.
I think I’m Bipolar. No no, seriously.
I’m currently re-reading someone’s blog post that was tributed to the author and me. I think I’ve re-read it for the XXXXXXXXXXX amount of time. If the author or a blog virus were to hit that person’s blog and delete that post, it won’t really do any good because I saved it in MS Word.
This person is truly without a doubt considered my best-est-est-est friend in the entire universe. The only thing I can do is thank God that we met and are what we are today. If I had not met this awesome person, I think I’d still be like a beached whale.
You’re one of a kind. And I miss you so much. If only I have a private jet to ulang-alik to your house and to the place where you’re studying just to tell you what colour is my rubberband that I used today, I would.
Okay sorry I stole this from that post but I cannot tahan because it’s too funny hehe.
Don’t sue me okay.
Sometimes parents should just let their children breathe and not gasp for air.
I’m going rock-climbing (bouldering) with Bee tomorrow. I just wished my mum was as (super) enthusiastic about this when it comes to ice-skating.
Just some shallow personal reasons about it.
I really miss skating, it’s my happy place.
So is ice-cream. I remember back in UTP when we had a fight or whenever I’m feeling low, Nabs’ll always drag me to V2/V4/V5/etc to get some creamies. She knows best on how to cheer me up.
I miss Nabs a whole lot too. Lots.
Shahirah, when you have a kid(s) in the future, please put yourself in your children’s flipflops and remember how you felt during your childhood okay? I’m sure you don’t want your kids to go through the same shiz you went through. You know how it feels and the long-term effects.
Just a random memo to myself. That goes the same for those who are reading my blog.
I was going through some pictures on FB and I found that. How adorable is that? Both Birmans are simply gorgeous beyond words and their fur look so soft and clean and they look so happy.
The left one is a red point and the right is blue point? Lilac point? I really forgotten all those already, man, I used to memorize all the breeds and colours back in the old days.
I’ve always wanted a red point/coloured or a cream coloured cat but they are such rare colours.
And I just love Birmans. Such lovable monsters.
Cooqee sleeps most of the time. Everywhere, any time in the world. Even when I’m busy doing my work with the lights and music in full blast, she’d wake up a few times just to lick her fur for a few minutes and move to another spot to sleep.
I love to disturb her when she sleeps. Sometimes she’d start stretching and I’d get a chance to rub her belly and the fur there is the softest and fluffiest! Sometimes she’d dream-talk and start licking her lips. It’s so funny!
In case you didn’t know how blue a Birman’s eyes can be. Cooqee is always indoors and her pupils dilate so you can’t see the blueness. But when she goes outside to bask under the sun, her pupils constrict like the cat above and her eyes just sparkle.
But not in a vampire-y way.
Cooqee is as big as that to ‘wrap’ around your neck like a scarf. And it’s WARM (blooded) bwahahaha.
Oh and I trained her to ‘sit’ on my shoulder as I walk around the house. It’s so cute when her legs and tail just dangle along my back. She’s so long. And HEAVY. I always have to walk lopsided just to carry her weight!
But she’s in her normal weight region okay! I control her diet very strictly, my parents give in to her kitty eyes and feeds her like a queen. Seriously, she controls them.
Shizz it’s 427AM AND I AM AWAKEEEEE!!
The more I read my friends’s walls and blogs, the more I feel like I failed all my papers while almost everyone is going to ace it or at least they know that they passed.
I just can’t help it, you know. I worked so hard and I really really want this SO BADLY but it’s like it’s not enough and it just sucks to the core.
Sheesh get a grip on yourself, ChiRa!
Omg now my whole holiday is to anticipate that call/email that I need to go to Sun-U and resit my papers.
What if I fail?
I’d probably shoot myself.
Not good not good!
Stay sane people,
(P/S : NO I do NOT like Lady Gaga. The only song I like from her is Just Dance. That’s it!)