Friday, February 24, 2006

[ 24022006 3.10am life. ]

life is more than dota. and one thing i like about going out with the dota bunch, is that we dont really talk about dota outside the lanshop. we only digress to dota when we're out in extended bunches, and post game.

contrary to what a few people have been thinking, i'm actually a little tired of the game. if some other affordable game comes along, i might very well just game-hop. what is keeping me there, is my team, and the fact that i've stepped into the competitive scene, with them.

i mean, i do get the urge to try out a new hero, or play a certain hero in public games... but more often than not, i end up getting frustrated and not bothering to play properly. i realise that the only time i actually like playing nowadays, is when i'm in game with someone and we super team all the way, or when i'm in a match. the game as it is, isnt enough to keep me there anymore... i think.

been forced to think about this issue for certain reasons... which some of you know. but i wont elaborate on why.


tonight was super fun. CaLz met up to talk and train. sher shan and jas made it, but dawn didnt. by some weird stroke of luck, i spotted jy with mantou and gang and we promptly hijacked her to fu house for a drink. after which, she stood in for dawn in our games.
i thought the day was gonna turn out bad cos it started with a misunderstanding... but things turned out fine. =) love u gals many many!

i'm feeling.. rather torn. we've been having offers... for sponsorship and stuff, but we are just not good enough. our selling point, is that we are GIRLS. it IS embarrassing to suck, yet be well known. i could think of easily 20 other clans that are better than my team, but they arent getting offers because they are guys. =.=

i was just thinking today... i'm permanently being called a noob, and i know i'm noob, so thats fine and stuff. but when i start calling myself a noob infront of the ppl who call me noob, i get scolded, and told to have more confidence and stuff. =.= total pwnage.


and by the way,


wed night was a super interesting night for me too. Kaixiang went to pick shen and dong up from shen's cos they were watching tv there, and kx was playing tennis nearby. they swung by pgp to grab me out for supper and a chat. it was a hilarious night... i cant really remember what we all said, cos i was super tired after waking up early for social work visit in the morning. but it was super funny all the same... i'll remember to heart xiang in court when he becomes chief justice or something next time. LOL.


the group dynamics of a group who know each other well, individually, and a group where some people know one or two other people well only... are very different... just a thought... which might not make sense.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

[ 19022006 8.31pm bruised- ]

the boring (not yongcheng) post of accounting past events : -

at my sister's place now blogging with an MOE laptop. my brother in law's a teacher at tjc see... anyway, had a super groggy 2 days cos of screwed up sleeping, as usual.

been lanning alot with the bunch at egames-hq. thomas is like... next outing, no more lan pls... BUT i think we, in other words, i, need alot more training... dot.

v-day was interesting. the bunch of us went to hang out at esplanade where shan received a whole florist, which made me very jealous indeed! cos, shan is MINE! i cannot share her with anyone!
anyway, we were talking about why v-day is evil, and laughing at the guys who got conned into buying flowers from the roadside peddlers. its like... couples MUST flaunt their couplehood identity on that day. its so.. passe (oops did i spell that right...) . such a money making scheme. >insert disgusted face<
after esplanade, jy arrived and we trotted off to lau pa sat, which didnt sell sugar cane, or coconut. zz. on the way, i met my sister's friend shaun, as well as weiming's sister.
and of course, as with any other outing with the bunch, no outing is complete without a visit to a lan shop. so we all trotted off to prinsep once again.

i've been lanning so very very much... everyday includes at least one visit to the lan shop. which is why i wanna stay home this mid term break... to use my computer at home! and gosu connection!

our latest outing was a trip to marina south (yes... MS AGAIN!@#!@#) for zhen fa steam-bbq, arcade, and pool. these pathetic little ppl had to borrow my id to book pool table =.= underage... and never bring ic out one!@#!@# NOOBS!
after which, we travelled in various ways to hq. my way, was a 2-3 hr walk from marina with lux, shan, cloud (who took a cab home halfway), eter and ice. hq and egames closed at 3, so we trotted back to peninsula plaza and checked out irc lanshop, where non member charge per hour was $4. LOL ? anyway, it was full, and sweltering. there were guys sporting ah-gong's (tattoos!) playing without their shirts on. it felt like ms stea-bbq all over again =.=
after some hopeful hanging around, we graduated to the 1st floor 7-11 and had a cup noodle party and chat til dawn + first bus + no midnight fare cab. then we dispersed.


another e2max compie is coming up... and i'm in a dilemma. i would really like to take part with my gals... my chao ah lianz... but i know we dont have the standard to even jio friendly matches yet. ice has pulled me into his team with lux. where i'm definitely gonna be the weak link. i'm only useful for my NUS matriculation card! (cos to register for this event, u needa have at least one nus student in the team) plus, lux has decided to ps the team which asked him first. have me in team = lose. oh noes! and then... who else we gonna pull in to fill the last 2 spaces... =.=
troubled. but i decided to just leave it to ice. and lux. i dun wanna think. but i gotta discuss things with my CaLz first... ROAR.
THREE more weeks to COMPETITION SEASON. just a while ago, it was egames compie, and i was like... oh man, no more compies to train for. now, its on the brink of gxl, rng online league?, another egames compie i think, and e2max... and all kinds of things! and i'm NOT PREPARED!@#!@#!@ i need to stay at home and play MORE!!!!


Thursday, February 16, 2006

[ 16022006 4.28am why? ]

why am i awake again at this time, despite numerous resolutions to sleep early and be a guai-kia? because i slept from 7pm to 11pm earlier today. or rather, late yesterday.
other than wanting to rant about v-day being an evil day, i wanna make some noise about the nus engin compie. =.=

the dota game was... unbelievable.
they had first pick. so do the alternating thing urself.
halfway through the game, the sniper was like, err... can we pause game... is there some kind of bug? since the start until now, no creeps have spawned for chen.

they won us in the end. 'nuff said. dun want to talk about it anymore.
as for cs, which we played today, we got 2nd and were supposed to walk away with an uninterrupted power supply thingy... but we all wanted the everglide keyboard... so we did some under the table swopping. first prize, was the untouchable razer diamondback plamsa, which i already have... its my darling...
the cs match was a FARCE. there were only THREE teams, cos the 4th pulled out. the team that pulled out, contained monalisa.rEv0, my dota clanmate... of 3rd place egames fame in TTK. that same team came in tops for the dota compie.
one of the 3 cs teams were indian, one pro, and one... us. so, we got pwned by the pro team, as badly as we pwned the indian team, to cut things short.

i love my gals team, we are the Chao Ah Lianz! but yeah, as sher was saying in her blog... we're kinda stressed out abt things... =.= lets just say the start is always the most difficult... yup.
but we all love each other many many much much... and hopefully that will see our team through!

past few weeks... months have been great... just been reflecting on it... my parents are calling me a delinquent for being out late DAILY, going out EVERYDAY and playing games NON STOP. but somehow, other than chide me and stuff... they havent really been imposing any scary sanctions on me...
its just been really great hanging out with the kaldorei bunch... its like they are always there... and like... they give me the all are one feeling. lol... dunno how to put it, just that, what one knows, all will know, and its fine that everyone knows. everyone just gets along happily with everyone and stuff, and u can throw us in any kind of combination and we'll still have lots of fun and laughs. friends + dota = ownage.

last comment... VALENTINES DAY IS EVIL.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

[ 29012006 1.58pm i wish my gf gamed too... *continued* ]

here's what inspired this post. an interview of 3 female gamers at ohgenki forums done by dawn. if the pic looks familiar, its cos its the same one that i gave dotasg to use -_-

ok here goes : -

stereotype : gaming guys would die for a gf who games too. because gfs are normally like "i wanna go shopping spree" when the guy is like trying to killing spree. i mean, i can understand this viewpoint, being an obsessive gamer myself. hours spent in front of the com fly by like nothing at all. Whereas time spent AWAY from the com actually... HURTS. ok, for those non-gamers who have no idea how this feels, being away from the computer is like... not having your handphone with you when you are out. Its like you're missing an arm or leg or something. (ok i should stop the ToFuBoi slang thing now and type in proper english.) gfs in general, don't like people, things, activities etc which tear their beloved away from them. (I think?) hence, a gf who shares the same interest as her bf… is an asset?

REALITY! after speaking to a bunch of gaming guys about this, I have discovered that many actually do NOT want a gf who games. As yj said, I’d rather spend my time with her doing something physical. Don’t think funny, please. He meant, in real life, rather than in the virtual world. At least, that’s what he CLARIFIED after I gave him a strange look. Boring also added that a gf who games would just mean that another aspect of his life would include gaming. Something which, actually, a surprising number of seriously competitive gaming males DREAD. I mean, it IS enough that your friends always drag you down to lan, your team has regular trainings, especially during compie season, and that you kill time at home by playing a game or two. Why would a seriously competitive gaming guy want even his love life to revolve around gaming?

A not so into-gaming guy might find a gf who games fun. It would be a nice change now and then to be able to take a break from the usual movie and dinner and go lan-ning instead. Provided the gal herself isn’t a crazy gamer (like me).

And what do the girls thing? I can’t profess to speak for all gaming gals. But I’d classify myself as quite an obsessed gamer who would go competitive if only she had the standard to do so. -_-

So. Anyway, from my viewpoint, a guy who games as my bf… is almost a must. Because, in my opinion, only a guy gamer can understand why I don’t pick up his calls, reply msn msgs, sms back etc when I’m in a game. Only a guy gamer (most likely, a SERIOUS guy gamer) would bother to keep me company while I lan, watch me as I train and wait for me during matches. Stuff like that. Either a serious guy gamer, or someone totally blind and crazy… or absolutely bored… would bother.

But in the end, there are other factors which are more important when looking for your other half. In the end, gaming… might be something one grows out of, so all this talk is pointless. (“Might”, because I haven’t. YET.) It’s the same thing as wishing she/he shared your interest/hobby. Yeah? Yeah.