Thursday, March 31, 2005

Dis-easen't funny...

[Quote of the post] You can infect my body, but laughter is always contagious.
[Song of the post] In ACS - Me and Shaun (Parody)

Argh... I'm sick AGAIN! And it's only been a couple of weeks. I feel nauseated.

Hmm... is it coincidence that the last post was Exam Fever and this week I get sick? Hmm...

Anyway, it was high fever, 38 degrees Celcius, this morning when I woke up. And all my joints were aching. I couldn't even walk. Ouch. The trip to the doctor seemed like I was paralysed. Every step I took sent a jolting shock up my leg. Argh.

The doctor says he thinks I got normal flu, but we can't rule out dengue or malaria, he says. Ouch. MAJOR Ouch. Dengue is deadly, if I'm not mistaken. And so is malaria. I hope I don't die.

Skipped school today, but staying at home wasn't much better. If you recall, I'm having upgrading at my house, so throughout the morning, the stupid drilling sound was pounding into my head. I couldn't even think straight, let alone sleep well.

Dangit, Gid wants me to go for OM tomorrow. I told him I would try, but if I still can't walk yet, I can't. I really can't. Sorry.

I really hope I don't have dengue. Or malaria. Please.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Exam Fever

[Quote of the post] I GOT MORE THAN YOU!!!
[Song of the post] We're Dead - The Failures. Real: I'm Still Here - Johnny Rzenik

Well, it's that time of the year again. The post-exam period. When the most people die of heart attack. I'm talking about the parents, of course. The students just commit suicide.

No, seriously, ZQ was feeling HEPP suicidal on the first day. totally90 too. Luckily I convinced them to stay alive.

I didn;t do too well, either. I only failed one subject: Chinese. Almost everybody did. I beat ZQ. That's why he was suicidal.

I got really high for English, the sciences and... that's it really. The others I didn;t do so well.

I guess I'm the sort of average character. Not so good in everything. Or, at leat, good in some things, and bad in others to compensate. *Sigh.* Nobody's perfect.

Argh, but I can't stop feeling this competive streak in me. Everytime Kevin (the other one) gets more than me, I can't help feeling a slightly jealous. And murderous. But I quash that feeling. Kev is my friend. Ah, I guess it's just the same-name deal.

Just watched Treasure Planet again today. It's going to be a classic, I tell you. It's one of those movies, which you can watch again and again without getting sick of it. It's wonderful.

OK, going now. Bye.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Ledgendeer

[Quote of the post] The Ledgendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare...
[Song of the post] Nothing Yet - Still

What if there were real worlds where our nightmares live and wait for us?

The Ledgendeer trilogy by Alan Gibbons, in my opinion, is one of the best trilogies ever written.

Ever wondered why myths seem to revolve around the number three? The three heads of Cerebus. The nine rivers of Hades. The nine worlds of the Norse myths. The three muses, the three Furies, the three Norns. The trinity of evil. The trinity of trinities. All multiples of three.

But that is the language of the game and its Gamesmaster. He wants to take over our world, and he is using the game to do just that.

Just imagine. A game in which fantasy is reality. But using cutting-edge technology, you don't just play the game in Virtural Reality... more like Parallel Reality - you don't just see and hear, but taste, feel, smell. In a year's time, there will be one in every teenager's room.

But that's just the problem. You don't play the game, the game plays you. Just think: one moment, a teenager will be battling a demon in the game - the next moment, it will be there in his room. The game opens up a gateway between our world and the world of myths.

But in every myth, there is of course, a hero. This hero comes in the form of Pheonix Graves, a fourteen-year-old teenager from England (British writer). Together with his friend Laura Osibona, they travel into the world of myths three times: Shadow of the Minotaur, Vampyr Legion and Warriors of the Raven; Greek myth, vampires and Norse myth.

They battle with the Gamesmaster's pawns countless times, with the help of Andreas, a great-uncle's spirit who still communicates with Pheonix. Defeating the Gamesmaster is no easy task, especially when he has the alligence of Steven Adams, Pheonix's ex-school bully who entered the game, but chose not to return.

In this thrilling trilogy, it's gaming brought to the next level. So, will this game ever emerge on the market?

For the purposes of the game, yes.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005


[Quote of the post] "What fools are we to live in a generation in which war is a computer game for our children." -Tony Benn, MP.
[Song of the post] Nothing at the Moment - Really.

I like the quote, although I have no idea who Tony Benn is. It's taken from this book called Shadow of the Minataur written by Alan Gibbons. It's the first in the series of the Ledgendeer series, which I just started reading. I have to say, it's really cool.

MEW (Math Enrichment Workshop) was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot, which is the politically correct answer. My opinion is that it was really quite fun and I enjoyed it a lot. Really.

I'm too tired out to give a blow-by-blow account, but let's just say it was really fun and leave it at that, huh?

I don't fell like writing write - sorry, right now, so please excuse me. Maybe some other time.

Until next time!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Happy Birthday!

[Quote of the post] I'm 14 and officially old!
[Song of the post] Happy Birthday - Folksong

It's my party... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! And everyone else born on the 14th of March. Like Albert Einstein. And Billy Crystal. I'm a Pisces, are you?

I'm so happy it's my birthday... I'm officially fourteen at 11:53 pm tionight. I can't wait!

Too bad I came down with another sickness today. Stupid relapses. Went to the doctor, wasted 45 mins just waiting for him. He said it's all because of the haze. And the upgrading we're having here at my place. It's so unhealthy.

I'm off now... I have MEW tomorrow. Math Enrichment Workshop. And, just for fun, I hope that everything is themed in cats...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Cruise Missile Arrived

[Quote of the post] Birthday in 11 hours!
[Song of the post] A Grill is not a Home - Spongebob Squarepants

Sorry I'm late in posting. I haven't been able to access the computer since I got back. Ah well.

The cruise rocked. There was so much free time, it caused inflation. Sorry, lame pun. Never mind. It's just that the Futurescape project spoilt it all. I had to present, and I totally messed up. Henry was standing there with me, but that's all he did - stand there. And look cute. I messed up everything. At least I made some new friends. :)

Goodie... it's my birthday in a couple of hours' time. I can't wait. Apart from the fact that three-quarters of my family is sick, and that I have a stupid NPCC hike in the morning, and piano class in the afternoon, I think it's going to be great.

Watched Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker last night. It was really cool. I got lots of ideas for TNN.

Waiting for my birthday... see you in 11 hours time.

Monday, March 07, 2005

That's just SICK

[Quote of the post] TNN Mania!
[Song of the post] The Recycle Song - Rocko's Modern Life

Bleh... I'm sick again. For the forty-seventh time in my life. Or is it forty-eight? I've lost count.

I hate getting sick. Especially when it's a holiday and there's nothing to skip. Oh well, at least I skipped Piano Class.

What did I catch? Oh, the usual: sore throat, sneeze, fever... you common flu. Nothing to be worried about. I just hope I get well in time for the cruise.

My brother's paranoid about being sick. He thinks his body's immune system isn't that strong. So he doesn't touch what I touch, can't come to near me, and doesn't go where I go. So I basically have an invisible force shield surrounding me wherever I go.

*cough cough* Ehh... not feeling too well... see ya next time...

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Lost on Founder's Day

[Quote of the post] The best is yet to be. (It's stuck in my head.)
[Song of the post] I Will Follow You - Sister Act

The only thing I found out at Founder's Day today was that all the principals were as boring as Dr. Ong. Lost and found. Ha ha.

Anyway, Founder's day was a total waste of five hours and air-conditioning. I didn't even see my cousin. Just being bored for five hours straight. What fun.

Gid's just swearing on my MSN messenger. I still cannot understand how some Christians can swear and curse. Isn't that against God's preachings? Or something. Anyway, even if it isn't, it still gives Christians a bad image.

Nothing much to talk about today... except that TNN is officially LIVE with 4 chapters! Whoopee! Forums are down now, though. Bah.