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Hunting Weekend

Posted: February 16, 2015 in Event, Foodie, Gamer, Globetrotter

Onlookers, I would say that last weekend (7-8 feb) is one of the most fruitful ones I’ve had as it fulfilled most of my alter egoes. The puzzleteir, the hobbyist, the kiddoc, the explorer, and the foodie. (5 of 10! Not bad!) I travelled to KL for the weekend with return tickets worth RM199.00 with the aim to bring back a portion of my belongings back to kuching. I reached KLIA at midnight and reached my Kl abode around 1 am. It was nice to see my best bud again. He was stressed out at work and i think really needed this break. I packed up some things that i need to bring back to Kuching (including two new game boxes).

IMG_8829 The next day, we finished first in THS KL leg 2 treasure hunt in Bangsar.

IMG_8859 We had lunch at marmalade BV and rushed to Kamal Medical Bookstore, to buy some books. We then headed to my eldest sis place after picking up my second sister who arrived from Penang.

IMG_8984 Two rounds of Blood Bowl later, we headed home to rest.

IMG_8871Woke up early to start our journey from KL to Ipoh for the second hunt. It took 2.5 hours to reach there with ample time for breakfast and subuh pitstop. We were 3rd in the Ipoh hunt, beaten by 2 penangite teams.

IMG_8886 We drove from ipoh to KLIA and had burger King there. My flight was at 10.20pm and I had ample time to eat my favourite chocolate banana cake from Secret Recipe. 😁👍

IMG_8889I reached home at midnight only to prepare for supervisory visit to Sri Aman and Betong the next day…👍👍 I just love it if i had the chance to fully utilize my time 😍😍✌️

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Boardgaming in Kuching

Posted: January 25, 2015 in Gamer, Kuching, Lifestyle

Onlookers,

As a boardgamer, i thought my activities would be limited when i am relocated to Kuching, until last night. We found a shop called Tic Tac Toe, opposite The Spring shopping mall behind RHB bank!

It catered boardgaming activities as well as serve beverages and food. Ricky, the owner, is a Kuching boy who once reside in Singapore and started his boardgaming activities from then. He opened his shop slightly more than half a year ago around May 2014

As usual, my intro game for new gamers was The Settlers of Catan cause

1. I know the rules by heart
2. It is easy to follow
3. It has mild element of competetiveness as well as luck.

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Im glad that my two best friends from school days found the game interesting and opted for second round of Catan! 😁👍

BGC Boardgame Retreat 2014

Posted: December 13, 2014 in Event, Gamer, Lifestyle

Onlookers,

For several years, Boardgame Cafe.net had organized a get-together amongst avid gamers all over Malaysia to try new games including new releases from the latest October Essen Spiel. And this year, it was held on 6th to 7th December 2014 in Hotel Seri Malaysia Port Dickson. (I guess the venue didnt matter so much coz what participants want to do were just to mingle and play boardgames day and night! Only a few went out to explore the area).

Day 1 (06122014)
Rahman and I went from Cheras at 0715, anticipating 1.5 hr drive to PD (latecomers; above 0900 will be forced to do a lapdance! 😅). However, with the new CRV, we managed to reach Seremban 0800 and decided to stopover and meet our former housemate for breakfast.

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After breakie, we managed to reach the designated area before 0900. While waiting for other gamers, I was introduced to Office 21. It is a blackjack game with a twist, involving characters and non-integers. We were then divided into 7 tables of four and Game 0 started to randomly assign players to their starting table (👍 great concept!). I played a total of 5 games on Day 1.

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Game 0: Boom Runaway
Its a party game, involving freeing peace-loving bombs from the military by collectively scoring numbers below the security warning requirement.

Game 1: Belle of the Ball
Belle is inviting people to parties, and those who can match most symbols carried by the guests (like in candy crush saga) will score more points.

Game 2: Deus
This is an area control and resource management game, whereby movements are determined by the cards in your hand. The Best game for the Day! 👍👍

Game 3: Dice Brewing
Throw multi colored dice and score points as long as it matches the brewing cards in the centre. Simple? No! It was the most complicated game of the day! 😖. Slightly too many things to consider and keep track

Game 4: Helios
Would beat deus as best game of the day if the board was as colourful as Deus. It is also a resource management game, whereby the sun (helios) revolves around your land and grant points/resources.

Did the day end after the 5th game? No! It signified the commencent of the after 8 session, which is free and easy gaming. 5 games were played
1. Kremlin : a political influence game which no one really knows the rule and we abandoned the game after few rounds

2. Colours of Kasane: a pattern collecting game to make the most beautiful kimono by scoring designated points.

3. Gaia
Shares the DNA with carcassone, but your tile placement is determined by cards at hand.

4. Pandemic: the cure
Pandemic without the square board and lots of dice. This is in my must-have game list but is currently out of stock.

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5. Terra Mystica
An area control game woth lots of mechs but with three experienced players with me, i was guided thru the game. It was fun but took us 3 hours to complete!

The game ended at 2 am! But it was worth it. 😅

Day 2
All geared up for another 3 games of the day, i was introduced to several more games whilst waiting.
1. Circus
My thought of this game was a remake of Happy Family. (👎👎👎👎👎)

2. Evolution
An evolution game much simpler than dominant species which is also in my have-to-purchase-list.

3. Koba Yakawa
Very simple 15 card deck which is easy and fun to play. Samurais have their own number, one card revealed as a sidekick to the weakest samurai. Players have an option of changing the value of the sidekick randomly, or changing their hand. When all 15 cards drawn, samurai decide to fight or not and largest number wins. Simple.

Now on to the scheduled games.

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Game 6: Diamonds
Like the playing card game of Hearts but with a twist. Players are given vaults. Highest diamond bidder gets to keep a diamond in the vault, hearts keep diamonds outside the vault, spades keep diamonds outside the vault inside and clubs steals other players diamonds outside the vault. Simple party game (that u may be able to construct urself)

Game 7: Historia
Cool civilization game involving military and tech building. We get to buy wonders! Its in my nice to have list 😁

Game 8: King’s Pouch
Military, Economy, or Production? Balance it up or focus on one to gain VP. Beware of corrupted citizens!

We ended the day at 5 pm. Overall it was a fun retreat and i get to play a whole lot of new games! Participants were awesome! And kudos to the organizers and players who are keen to explain the game.

Looking forward to next year’s retreat! 😊👍

Metamorphosis (part 2)

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Gamer, Professional

Onlookers,

One caterpillar job done. Planned to complete another today. I managed to start my day early to catch the Head of Department to sign my project book, handed two copies for the department, one copy for my supervisor, rushed to Putrajaya and handed another copy for claim purposes.

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(Pic: a shoutout to the 4.5years of memories in PPUKM)

I had lunch at BP near my home, prepared a passport sized picture to hand in on December 9th and went home to do my laundry. And after maghrib, i went to Meeples Damansara to join a game night with friends. We had an excellent introduction to Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders and Citadel.

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IMG_6195.JPG(we played till 1am+!)

If this is an everyday happening in a coccoon life… I do not want to hurry up my transitioning… 🙈