Jul 26, 2012

It's Been A While

Greetings, people from the land of the living.

I've been terrible at updating even when I have absolutely nothing to do. Well, the movie I've been slaving my ass over with the team has safely been debuted at San Diego Comic Con and apparently gotten alright reaction from the crowd. I say apparently because I wasn't there to know for sure (obviously).

After the movie was done we actually had a complete week off, which was much needed. And was I at all productive the whole week? Partially. I had to finish my midterm paper.

My Blackberry finally crapped out. When I say crapped out, I meant so bad I couldn't press any button except the A button. So I got my hands on a brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy S3. Best decision ever (despite being broke afterwards).

The week before the holidays I FINALLY got to see Motion City Soundtrack live in KL. KL! What are the odds? I never knew they had a considerably large fanbase here. The venue was small so it was quite upclose and personal. And Amir wore a Rilakkuma きぐるみ。That's a way to get noticed by the band -- and he was too! Justin Pierre gave him a high five and said they'll come again one day. 10 years waiting paid off.

Now we're back at work during the fasting month. It's pretty slow for now so we're just coming up with random animations and I'm creating the company website (we're pretty new you see lol).

Overall it's been good and decent. I'm looking forward to what the future brings. More opportunities I hope.

Jul 3, 2012

Chick Gamer: I sold my soul to the devil

*cleans out the cobwebs*
It's be ages since I wrote anything here. Things have been pretty hectic at work lately -- especially with the fact that we'll be sending our first stereoscopic 3D converted animated feature to San Diego Comic Con next Thursday. Every time I think about it, it gives me all sorts of weird emotions.

Frankly, I have NO IDEA how to feel -- I'm nervous, excited, terrified and perhaps almost relieved.

But this entry isn't entirely about my job because as much as I love my job, I do want to break away from it from time to time.

Most of my colleagues have gotten on to the Diablo 3 bandwagon. I admit that I was never interested in games by Blizzard. But I haven't been playing much video games because I barely have the time to do so. Lately, because of the stresses at work, I needed to take my mind off. So one of my colleagues gave me a Diablo 3 guest pass to try it out.

So I did. And I finished the allocated level in 2 hours. And then I found myself wanting more.

So I caved in and bought myself an actual legit copy of Diablo 3 from Gamer's Hideout.

I find myself playing the game dead into the night and almost falling asleep on my keyboard STILL playing it. I spent almost the whole of Sunday just playing and levelling up while battling period cramps. In 2 days, my wizard character gone up to level 20. Yesterday, she was at level 27. 

I never thought I'd get sucked into PC gaming. I haven't since Left4Dead 2 and that was a first person shooter. That was the closest to PC gaming I've ever gotten. That and The Sims. 

I have an upcoming holiday and I'm pretty sure I know how to spend the one week off of work on :DDDD

Jul 1, 2012

Books for Sale!

Back when I was in college, I bought a lot of books. But now, working, I hardly have time to even read the newspaper, let alone a book. So rather than letting them collect dust in the corner, I'd like them to have a new home. I'm letting them go pretty cheap: I wrapped most of my books with plastic cover. But of course, the pages are yellowing and have spots. These books were bought at almost RM100+ and I'm letting them go for less than RM50 simply because the pages are yellowing. But otherwise, they're in very good condition.

1. Postage or COD. I can mail the books to you via Pos Laju (please request if you want same day). Book prices are not inclusive of postage. I refer to Amazon for book weight and cross check the shipping price on the Pos Malaysia website, so final prices will be determined by how much postage will be.

COD available in PJ (Jaya One, Section 17) from Mondays to Saturdays during lunch time. Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara and Damansara Perdana on Sundays.

2. If you're opting for postage, you can bank in the money to me into my bank accounts (CIMB or Maybank. Citibank account details to be posted soon) and either send me an email alert, screencap of the online transaction or email me the bank in slip.

3. If you're okay with these conditions and want to purchase, please leave a comment on this post with your email address so I can get back to you on the purchase.

4. If you buy more than 3 books, you get free postage or if COD, I can knock down the price for you.

If you think the prices I put up is expensive for second hand books, please bear in mind that I bought these books during my uni days. No, I didn't use my student loan - at the time of purchase, I was not even eligible for loan. I saved up allowances to get these books and I took care of them well (albeit a little dusty).