Monday, December 29, 2008

The Importance of Chinese (language)

Before I begin, let me share a joke with all of you.

Hit my Head

An old blacksmith realized he was soon going to quit working so hard. He picked out a strong young man to become his apprentice.

The old fellow was crabby and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do whatever I tell you to do."

One day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard."

Now the town is looking for a new blacksmith.


I flunked Chinese ever since I step into secondary school and thought that I can go on with basic knowledge of Chinese (know how to speak, don’t know how to read or write)

Everything went well until today when I tried ZhuXian online. Everything is in Chinese, so that leaves me no choice but to follow my instincts (leave the town, and target the nearest monster to lvl up) and to find a ‘warehouse’ where you store items, always look for the place where many shops gathered.

All the quests are in Chinese too, makes me go @@ when I attempt to read the quest information. Luckily for most of the quests, they highlight the keywords and by clicking on those keywords, your character will automatically move to the location described.

Oh well..


So.. I spent most of my holiday downloading games and more games (both old and new) thanks to RapidShare and MegaUpload.

I’ve downloaded:

Call of Duty 5,

Baldur’s Gate I & II,

Doom 3,

Sins of the Solar Empire,

Bejeweled Twist,

Luxor – Quest for the Afterlife,

Off-World Resource Base,

and a few more that I had forgotten. Of course, not all the games downloaded will actually work flawlessly. For example COD5, No matter what I did, the game always crashes in mission 3. Troubleshooting tells me that the problem lies in my graphic card’s driver. Nothing I can do with it so that’s one game down. Loss: 1 weeks time.

Then there’s Baldur’s Gate, the storyline and quests are abundant but the gameplay just doesn’t suit me. So that’s 1 weeks time wasted (again.)

The doom 3 I downloaded was pre-installed and ready to play, that’s good since it will save me time by skipping the installation process. But somewhere through the game, 1 mission is corrupted and makes the game unplayable. Sigh...

The rest are working fine (luckily).


Christmas is probably the day I longed for every year.

But then many people tend to forget that Christmas is all about celebration and Santa. Well, it’s kinda wrong IMO. Christmas for celebration, that’s fine with me. But with Santa taking over the birth of Jesus Christ, we lost the true meaning in celebrating Christmas you see… anyway, that’s just my viewpoint.


Before you read on, this part is not purposely meant for anyone as it only serves as a reminder to all of us.

This is for those who think that their life sucks and hating themselves, intending to end their life as quickly as possible:

Be thankful that you are living a normal and blessed life, with no physical defects on yourself. Just think of the people out there without a proper home to shelter them and those with physical deformities from birth.

If you intend to complain about your current life, just think of how many who are more than willing to trade with you.

I'll stop here for now. Thanks for reading...