Saturday, December 24, 2011

Do you know how to play Minesweeper?

Minesweeper was one of my very first computer games. Several years after playing, I still thought that you could only win if you were like, very very veeeerrryyyy lucky, for I never managed to click on all the "numbers" without encountering "bombs". I thought, gee, perhaps I would never pass the Beginner level in my entire life ! Why would they even program Advanced? Who could possibly win? Programmers?

I hadn't played the game for quite some time until last year, during a free period at school, I eventually uncovered the secret of Minesweeper's enigma ! I was so bored back then that I tried to play the games on my Alfalink, and I happened to find Minesweeper on the list. I frowned. Seriously, this stupid luck game on an electronic dictionary? Better than nothing though. I started playing.....and began to notice what those numbers actually meant. I guided myself and after trial and error, I was finally successful in completing my first Minesweeper !! :) I have grown fond of the brain-teaser ever since.

I wonder if other people actually know how to play this simple yet depressing yet addictive game in the right way. Hence, I made a mini survey on my friends, 5 boys and 5 girls.

Question : Do you know how to play Minesweeper?

Person 1 : just click on the boxes (okay, very brief and concise manual)

Person 2 : what's minesweeper ? (seriously? -_-)

Person 3 : isn't it you who taught me last time? but I'm still confused with "2" and "3" (hahahhahaa Brenda)

Person 4 : of course I know. why? you wanna compete? (I was actually the one who taught him too)

Person 5 : if we click on the wrong boxes, there will be bombs (typical answer I expected)

Person 6 : that's the game you used to play on your Alfalink (HAHAHAHAHA)

Person 7 : sure ! that game is "old". can't you play? (finally !)

Person 8 : where can I play the game? (weird question, because he actually knows how to play -.-)

Person 9 :  my friend knows (God knows as well)

Person 10 : it depends on luck (that's what I had thought)

Result : 1 out of 5 girls and 3 out of 5 boys know how to play Minesweeper
well, I was the one who taught two of them but never mind, still counts.

I suggest you google "how to play Minesweeper" provided are one of those who haven't had adequate insight of this game ;) or you can click here

Lately, I've been playing it often, especially during my exam week. I found the game an absolute temptation, so I made a promise (an excuse, to be exact) : I would have to win one game prior to studying. Well, after one win, and two wins, and three wins......... I still hadn't stopped.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Last week, I was close to getting crashed by a motorcycle. Well, I kind of forgot it was a 2-way road in front of my school, therefore, I kept looking out for cars coming only from my left side. Apparently, my caution was to no avail, as there was a jam on the left-to-right lane, while it was vacant right-to-left. I ignorantly walked past the "impatient" cars (suggested by the repetitive ear-splitting sound of car horns) while still watching my left side. I was with a friend, and she was walking a little behind me, so, every once in a while I turned to her. You know, just to make sure she was still there.

The next moment after I passed the (invisible) borderline of the two lanes, my friend was pulling my hand while shouting "EHHH!!" and whooz ! I could feel the "wind" caused by a speeding motorcycle a few inches in front of me, nearly meeting my hand. It happened so fast, and I, as well as my friend, couldn't be more shocked, but we quickly made our way to the other side of the road. "That was close !" she said to me. I was numb. If it wasn't her, I would have ended up lying there on the road, fainting, bleeding, and for the first time, carried to ambulance (?). One worse possibility is I became crippled, and the worst being dead. 
I really, really can't count the number of ways people can lose their life. Right after this incident, my mind began to question my readiness. Gee, you can't plan death, it may happen anytime and anywhere, what if you haven't expected yourself to die? Okay, I know I sound like a death-phobic, but it's somehow true. Hence, I concluded 3 don'ts I should keep in mind any second, at least before I die :
1. Don't regret anything in life.
2. Don't postpone what I can do today.
3. Don't be too clingy on someone or something.

It's hard, especially the second. Well. Gotta try !

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Sister's Keeper

"I wonder if all mothers feel like this the moment they realize their daughters are growing up - as if it is impossible to believe that the laundry I once folded for her was doll-sized; as if I can still see her dancing in lazy pirouettes along the lip of the sandbox. Wasn't it yesterday that her hand was only as big as the sand dollar she found on the beach? That same hand, the one that's holding a boy's, wasn't it just holding mine, tugging so that I might stop and see the spiderweb, the milkweed pod, any of a thousand moments she wanted me to freeze? Time is an optical illusion - never quite as mild or strong as we think it is. You would assume that given everything, I saw this coming. But watching Kate watch this boy, I see I have a thousand things to learn"

- Jodi Picoult (My Sister's Keeper)

when I read this, I thought I should post it. It's true that I probably do not get what she exactly means (as I am not yet a mother), but the words... aren't they sweet? I love how she can make her readers go "aww" by her excellent choice of language. Simply great !

Another line from the book that got me stuck :

"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?"

Quite tough. I thought about it over and over, but still couldn't provide a final answer for myself. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

the power of kpop ?

I've just realized that my blog gets most of its traffic from my previous posts about Wooyoung and Dream High. good thing? -.-
I captured my recent blog traffic and started counting the number of my blog hits coming from the search term "woo young" or "dream high" or the characters' name. (marked them in red boxes, I don't know why the screen captures turned out blurry)

7 out of 12
 4 out of 12
 10 out of 12 ??
 6 out of 12
2 out of 2

Overall : 29 out of 50.
More than 50 percent? :|
I wonder if people actually read my blog, I mean the "other" posts. no?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back !

Emm.. I hate myself for being inconsistent... As I said, I've never had completely longlasting passion in anything. There seem to be only two brief chapters in every history of "stuff-that-attracted-me" :
1. Excitement, eagerness, all-out effort.
It always starts out good, really, I tend to make my best attempt at every thing I do. I can never go to sleep without getting satisfied beforehand, and I'd rather ditch anything else that spoil the fun. *perfectionist, my mother says*
2. Boredom, laziness, day-to-day routine.
This chapter...always starts too quickly. Needless to say, I wind up getting distracted by something/things... In the blink of an eye, it's been a history.... The past....memory.... You tell.

So ! My blog seems dead, huh? I admit it's not really the place to keep a record of my life and daily events. I only write when I feel like doing it.

Happening recently to me :
went for a driving lesson, well, not a major success :|
had a family trip to Redang and Singapore last holiday :)
got into the 2nd yr of senior high :)
learnt to let go...and to deal with different kinds of situation...

Will try to update more often. Who knows someday in the future I'm gonna visit my blog, re-read my posts, reminisce my thoughts as a teen, smile and laugh at them, or perhaps, cry ?

I dare not promise, I said, "I'll try."


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jason ?

well, instead of Wooyoung's, I'm going to post the pictures of both him and IU. I just love seeing them together :) 
it somehow feels more complete ♥

I was so bored that I tried to "combine" them -.- hahahaha

*written between the cutest faces ever*

notice some moments of his asdfghjkl face in this video :P it's a nice acapella anyway. Good job Soo Hyun and IU !

yes, this post is indeed "a bit" too late. it's 11 past 30 at the moment, so at least "Happy Birthday Wooyoung" is still valid. no? :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


There are just too many things to consider, and also too much feeling to care of.
so sickening.
Fyi, I'd been writing long lines on this post, only to erase them and start writing all over again.
In the end, these, and a picture are what left.
Hanging out is sort of my escape. When I'm all by myself, I can't help having bad thoughts.

Gotta go before I decide to delete these again.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dream High

Six students at Kirin Art High School work to achieve their dreams of becoming stars.Students at an arts and entertainment school mature as they face incidents and struggles. This movie shows singing, dancing, and acting and also shows the true side of the entertainment industry.

Cast :

Suzy (Miss A) as Go Hye-Mi
She carries herself as a confident girl, but inside hides a sad past. She dreamed of becoming a world renown classical vocalist, but after the collapse of her family she had no choice but to enter Kirin High School of Art.

Kim Soo-Hyun as Song Sam Dong
He lives in the country side. He falls in love with Hye-Mi at first sight and follows her to Kirin High School of Art. There he discovers his genius like musical talent.
Taecyeon (2PM) as Jin-Gook
He is a gifted dancer, but a troubled student at school. The director of Kirin High School of Art recommends Jin-Gook to enroll at his school. There, his talents blossom and he now dreams of becoming a global star.

Eun Jung (T-ara) as Yoon Baek Hee
She looks up to Go Hye-Mi, who appears to have everything. They soon become rivals.

IU as Kim Pil Suk
She is a girl with a beautiful voice but is overweight. She has a major crush on Jason. She vows in 200 days she would lose 30kg while the time he is away from school.

Wooyoung (2PM) as Jason
He is an American exchange student who excels mainly in dancing. He has good manners, but doesn't show much enthusiasm. He eventually begins to like Pil-Suk. 

love this song <3

Wooyoung <3333 cute + cool

Originally wanted to post more pics (especially of Wooyoung and IU <3 gyaaa they made a perfect couple in the drama !) but I thought I should just save it for next time ;)

P.S. Dream High - worth a watch.

Picture credits : and

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

25 ultimate tips for better life

Think it's a good piece to share :) Might look tedious but it's worth reading !
  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day, and while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  3. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose today.
  4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, and almonds.

  6. Try to make at least 3 people smile each day.
  7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One missed call

Earlier today, I got a call from mom. She should've known I was in the middle of a lesson, yet still called. For a moment, I was flabbergasted. "Did something bad happen to her? Is my father okay? Is my brother fine?" And other unfavorable inquiries I mentally asked myself. I even visualized accidents and heart attacks and...death. :( My mind was all of a sudden flooded by such thoughts, merely because of that one call. I know what you're thinking, I was too much. Yes.

So, back to business. I didn't answer nor call her back. Truth is, I didn't dare. I was afraid. I was not ready. What if my visions were real?

Next 5 minutes, she instant messaged me.

"Do you wanna buy your lunch yourself or have my home-made lunch?"

-_- I almost hit myself for my goofy way of assuming things, if only it didn't make myself look goofier. I was of course relieved, but most importantly, realized the inevitability of death. Never will I know when I receive that kind of call. How miserable will I be? How many days will I need to recover myself? Anyway, the feeling of losing beloved ones is probably common (actually....not really), so have you ever thought how the feeling of parting with your own body will be? Then if one day we meet...whether in heaven, or hell, or if we reincarnate as human again, will you kindly...greet me hello?

Well, as it's a matter of sooner-or-later, I just gotta keep telling myself "Please, be prepared."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I CAN believe this.

I guess I'm just going to say "I have my best birthday !" every year on the 7th of April :p
(above) consider this the ugliest photo of the day ._. firstly, it has poor resolution, secondly.... I looked so short.

I googled the famous persons I share birth dates with. Several I know are :
Russell Crowe (7 April 1964)
Jackie Chan (7 April 1954)
(!!!) Choi Si Won from Super Junior boyband (7 April 1986)
(from left to right) Crowe - Chan - Choi

Isn't he cute ? didn't know I share my birthday with you, Si Won... is it sort of... fate (?) :P

Last, let me keep my wishlist only for myself :) going to do my computer project now... on a birthday night ?