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[misc] Move complete

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Jason Mraz Live in Malaysia

Last night I watched Jason Mraz perform live in concert with a bunch of friends.

Long story short, it was awesome. Even though we were seated quite far away from the stage, the sheer fun and raw energy of his performance could be felt throughout the stadium. It's a pity the stadium's air conditioning was down, so we all felt so sweaty and hot after the event. Even Jason and his crew had someone on stage between songs to wipe them.
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Loving Too Much

I love videogames and anime.

I love it so much that it's starting to break me down.

I need to find a new pastime to keep me busy. Otherwise I'm going to start hating the hobbies that I love.

I need to keep my Ego in check.
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Beijing Stopover

I'm now typing this from KLIA as I'm waiting for the departure gate for Beijing to open. There's another 50 more minutes before they let us through, and I'm just passing the time here checking my email. I think I'll spend a little time practicing my writing skills now.

I'll be in Beijing for a few days to attend Helmuts wedding dinner, whom I haven't seen a long time. I haven't seen him in 5 years; I wonder how he looks now? I feel a little embarassed as the last time I left Sydney, I was 10 kgs lighter, had colored hair, and was clean shaven. Now I'm overweight, my hair is back to its natural jet black color, and I sport a goatee. I really should go back to the gym one of these days. But yeah, it's been a really long time since I last met both Helmuts and Jessie, so I'm looking forward to meet them. I'm really happy that they're finally tying the knot.

If I recall correctly, China bans LiveJournal accounts, so I thought I'd blog here in Malaysia while my address isn't blocked. If it is blocked, I'll probably update through Well, I doubt I'll have much to blog about anyway since I'll probably be freezing my butt off there while sending off articles back home.

It's just a week away to Chinese New Year, and there's a lot of Chinese passengers milling about the departure gate, sitting and waiting for the gates to open. Some are dozing, others are engaging in conversation with their fellow passengers. When I checked in earlier, I was told that the flight was overbooked so I couldn't choose my seat. I hope I get an aisle seat. Or at least some place that will accommodate my long legs.

Two rows in front of me, there is a group of young men wearing identical-looking tracksuits with the Nike logo on their shirts and pants. I think they're local athletes though I can't really say for sure since I don't follow sports.

Earlier in the evening, my sis and mother was fussing over my flight details as they furiously sent SMSes to me reminding me to bring my passport and air ticket. Christ, I've just turned 27-years old and I've gone on so many overseas trips. Yet they're still treating me like this is my first flight going overseas. I understand that it's their way of caring for me, but at the same time I also feel greatly irritated because I feel like they don't trust me to take care of myself. Well, this isn't the first time that they've done this and I doubt that they'll ever stop doing this, so I guess I just have to be a little more patient. Or remember to shut off my mobile before I go on a flight.

I'll be back in Malaysia on Friday, so it's really a short trip. Sunday morning I'll be driving back to my hometown to join my family for the reunion dinner though frankly speaking I'd rather stay back in KL and rest.
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Biffy Clyro - 27

I stroke your silken skin, kiss you goodbye your eyes just pierce me through
I am bleeding with blood i'd give to you to be the way we were

I still feel the pain in my heart
Thoughts once pure are now diluted

We sat and watched the sun go down, we're wrapped together in each others' arms
I never felt so complete as when we're alone, on the sand that night

I still feel the pain in my heart
Thoughts once pure are now diluted

I love the way your hair hangs over you eyes, crush me with your stare
If i could fly to you i would to be the way we were

I still feel the pain in my heart
Thoughts once pure are now diluted

It's alright now
It's alright now
It's alright now
It's alright now
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Hamburg and Egg

While playing through Cooking Mama: World Kitchen, I decided to actually put into practice the cooking instructions from the game. The end results were actually pretty tasty, though on hindsight I should have diced the onion a little more finer and made the patty less thick. I added a fried egg to complement the hamburg since I didn't have a little flag to perch on the steak. ;)

I'm gonna try more recipes from the game. Hopefully they turn out as nice as the first one that I made!
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Unlimited Deadline Works

I am the editor of my magazine
Paper is my body, ink is my blood
I have created over a thousand articles
Unknown to the public and unknown to my friends
Through the years ; have withstood great pain to wield many pens
Yet these hands shall never hold anything
So thus I pray : Unlimited Deadline Works

Credit goes to Ker Vin, who actually had time to come up with this.

Also, The Gamer's Litter Box is currently offline. It should come back on Monday.

P.S. Fallout 3 is a real time sink. Yesterday and the day before, I went on a game marathon for over 12 hours just playing it. Christ. And I'm planning to buy and play Princess Waltz next week. Ugh, I really wish there were more hours in a day.
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Has it been that long since I posted here?

I have Coldplay's Viva la Vida looping on Media Player. I love the richness of the strings in this song, and how much it contrasts the lyrics about a fallen king.

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

It's nearly the end of 2008 and it's around this time that we get super busy around the office. But I didn't do a lot of stuff today, and I felt quite tired all day. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to pick up my mojo tomorrow because I sure didn't feel like I had it today.

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

Right now, I'm also in a blue funk because my Xbox 360 has gone RRoD on me and it has been sent to Singapore for warranty. And Guitar Hero World Tour is expected to arrive at Gamer's Hideout tomorrow.

Plus Gears of War 2 is out.

So is Mirror's Edge.

And Fallout 3.


I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

I wonder if I should do something for Christmas, even though my denomination doesn't celebrate it. Maybe I'll go get plastered or something. I haven't gone to a good nightclub in ages, and I feel like doing some dancing, which I haven't done in a long, long time.
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1-hour Jetlag

It may be a few days already since I last came back from Japan, but I still actually feel a bit groggy during the afternoons and early evenings. I guess staying nearly 2 weeks in Japan where night falls much earlier does that to you. I'm actually starting to sleep earlier, which is waaaaaaaaaaay out of the norm for me!

Besides dealing with the backlog of work, I'm also busy reviewing a couple games for the upcoming GaX November issue; hence the blog updates. I'm also watching more anime this week, which is an encouraging sign as there are quite a number of interesting shows this season.
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Leaving for Japan in 10 minutes time

I'll be leaving my house for the airport in about 10 minutes time. Strangely enough, I don't quite feel super-excited or anything, even though I'm about to embark on one of my biggest trips ever.

Maybe the anticipation still hasn't hit me yet. Maybe once I touch down on the airport asphalt my heart will drop like a ton of bricks. Or maybe the allure of Japan isn't so alluring anymore since I've already traveled the world quite a bit.

I'll find out tomorrow morning. Night.