Saturday, September 27, 2008

Woken Up From A Long Slumber...

Hmm... Well well... It have to take me this long and alot of convincing to type down a post. First off, my apologies for making such a late entry to the DENcorp blogspot and as I am part of our three men group, I have my own responsibility to uphold (or rather seeing the "Edison is merely a sleeping partner." bit on the right side of the blog is starting to bug me lol!).


Party Nite for DENcorp! Drinks ALL on the house!! =p


Alright alright as there had been an overwhelming 79% of the total 58 votes for me to use pink as my font colour, I won't disappoint you all and I hope this colour would suffice for you all. Since this is my first entry, I'm gonna try and make it short with a short intro. The name? Edison (Haha you all knew that!) My job here? The middle man that keeps DENcorp together (I mean c'mon, without the 'E', then there won't be DEN?!) and I would provide any interesting updates from time to time.


That's the feeling of friendship XD


Anyways to end this entry, I'm gonna post up this clip. I remember Des suggested I make an entry about "K-Pop". So here, a blend of "J-Pop" from a "K-Pop" group TVXQ :





ENJOY~!

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Singapore Grand Prix



Catch Formula One's first ever night race at 8pm, this coming Sunday! I think it will be broadcast on ESPN.

Practise Session: Today, at 9pm.
Qualifying: Tomorrow, at 9pm.
Race Day: The day after tomorrow, 8pm.


A closer inspection on the track. Click to enlarge.

I am not a F1 fan, but I am sure gonna watch this :D

I used to support McLaren, back during the Coulthard and Raikkonen days. Those were great days (although they didn't always win). Since their departure from McLaren, I'm not sure who to support. I admit I do fancy BMW Sauber these days. They look very promising this season, especially Robert Kubica. So I guess I will support them :P It's kinda late to start supporting though, with only 4 more Grand Prix left, including Singapore. But who cares?xD



So..Care to join me to watch this race? :)

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [Game Review]

Ah~ My first review entry. Desmond and Edison hasn't shown any signs of updating soon. Now, I can't just leave the blog like that! Fear not, my friends! For I, Nazrin, the 'N' part of DENcorp, shalt do the updates again!


I've promised I will make a review on the PS3 hit game, Metal Gear Solid 4. And so, I will do it today :D



Since its inception in 1998, the Metal Gear Solid series has always been well-received worldwide. The game implements several cinematic qualities, such as meticulously recreated Hollywood-like cut-scenes and top-notch sound design and voice acting. I've only started playing this game since Metal Gear Solid 2. And tell you what, it's addictive! Everything seems so flawless! Metal Gear Solid 4 uses the PS3 system. Now that is sure to be a hell lot of great improvements for a seemingly perfect game!

Ok ok, the review:

Gameplay - 10/10



You play as Solid Snake (or Old Snake, to be more accurate) in Metal Gear Solid 4. But with the Face-Camo ("Camo" comes from the word camouflage) feature in the game, you can change Snake's "face" into other popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid series, like Raiden, or even the younger version of Snake, as if you're playing with that character. There's also the Octo-Camo feature, where players can blend in with the environement, just like a chameleon.

The combat system has been greatly upgraded, featuring a more in depth Close Quarter Combat techniques, realistic shooting experience, and also a switchable first and third person shooter mode!

As like its predecessors, every single characters in the game are animated. Meaning to say, the enemy soldiers walk around, talk and joke around with their comrades, and show emotions; instead of just standing still waiting for you to approach them.

Then, there's the weapons. There are over 70 different weapons in the game! Most of them are customizable!


Graphics - 10/10




The graphics of this game is simply amazing. Though I didn't play this game at its maximum output on an HD TV, the graphics still rocks the living s**t out of me! Everything is just so realistic and detailed! The leaves, the grass, the rocks, the torn apart buildings, and even the tiny little debris floating in the air looks great! The characters facial expressions and body motion are incredibly realistic too!There doesn't seem to have any boundaries between the gameplay and the actual cutscenes, graphically!


Sound - 10/10



To be honest, it was the sound factor that makes Metal Gear Solid 4 so incredibly good. Everything about the sound matches the surroundings perfectly! The gunshots, the roaring of vehicle engines, the tiny bits of footsteps, everything!

Also, Every characters talk. There is no such thing as muted conversation in this game.



Story - 10/10



The story? Damn! It was like watching an action movie, instead of playing the game, when it comes to cut scenes! The storyline and its qualities are simply amazing. Sometimes, the cut-scenes stretches for so long, and even, at one point of the game, for an hour! It doesn't matter anyways. The plots, the mysteries, the actions, everything, is just so great, that the length didn't matter at all. The game is also filled with many humorous points, which will guarantee to at least crack a smirk on you :) I won't go on further. Don't want to spoil your story mah.



All and all, this game is sure to deliver the excitement it promises. It is worth my BND$80 :) (Phew!) I give a perfect 10/10 for this game.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
...I salute you.




Yea, I know. Boring entry xp Couldn't think of any interesting thing to talk about :p

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mystery of the Universe

Short talk: Argh, sigh. Man Utd drew against Villareal at home! What the hell! Man Utd are playing s**t these days..Hopefully, with Ronaldo having recovered, the morale of the team will boost. To make things worst, Chelsea's our next opponent T-T

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An extract from wikinews:

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that started preliminary experiments on September 10, 2008 in CERN, Geneva, and the planned International Linear Collider (ILC) will carry out a series of experiments in the future to validate the standard model of particle physics. The model predicts that Higgs boson particles gives mass to all fundamental particles and explains the existence of dark matter, or invisible matter in between galaxies.

The LHC is a 27 kilometer long circular high energy particle accelerator which took more than 20 years and USD $9 billion to build. In the next few weeks the machine will collide opposing beams of protons charged with approximately 7 TeV of energy resulting in cataclysmic conditions that will mimic the beginning of time, a re-creation of the Big Bang. It is reported that the studies could also help treat diseases such as cancer, improve the Internet, develop systems for destroying nuclear waste and provide insights into climate change and open the door to travel through extra dimensions.

An upgraded version of the LHC was announced, nicknamed the "super LHC". The new accelerator will perform ten times the number of collisions as the current LHC over the same time. The upgrade will feature a new injection system and enhanced detectors to cope with the increase in data packets from collisions.

The bigger International Linear Collider, nicknamed "Einstein's telescope", is planned by the International Technology Recommendation Panel (ITRP). The ILC will have a collision energy of 500 GeV and will collide electrons with particles of antimatter, called positrons, along a 30-40 km completely straight tunnel. The ILC's two giant "guns" pointing at each other would be able to accelerate electrons and positrons to near-light speeds before smashing them together.

"The LHC smashes protons together to discover new particles but also generates lots of debris that obscures the fine detail. The ILC would be a much cleaner machine and tell us far more about their real nature." says Brian Foster, professor of experimental physics at Oxford University and European director of the project. The host country for the ILC has not yet been chosen but it is planned to have the machine constructed by late 2010. The new machine will cost an estimated USD $7 billion to build. Physicists hope that ILC might be able to resolve some of the questions raised by Einstein's theories of relativity.


I'm sure most of you are aware of this latest news. I don't really understand what it says up there, but it sure sounds good to me :D These guys are going to re-create the Big Bang - the events that are similar to those that supposedly occurred when the universe formed.



It will lead to the foundation of cancer treatment too!

The experiment could help scientists confirm existing theories about the origins of matter, mass, and the universe. If not, it could reveal unexpected information leading to new theories about creation.

I wonder what will they come up with. Knowing the origin of th universe sure is an intriguing thing. How the universe is created? Why is it created? Hopefully by successfully recreating the Big Bang, these unanswered questions will gradually be figured out. With these questions gradually getting its true answer, we will have a lead to the ultimate nature of this world - the essence of life. What is the purpose of life?Why do we live?


I'm sure most of you had ponder upon those questions. Of course, I'm talking through a scientific point of view. So do not give comments through a religious point of view. I don't want to talk about religion :)

Let's just hope the physicists will not destroy the Earth in the process :)


Pictures are taken from the great guys at Deviant Art.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Foods I Ate In My Trip To Miri

Let's rewind back to 22nd August 2008.

Where did I go?

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Yes, I went to Miri with my family and cousins.

For me, going to Miri without stopping by Seria for some breakfast will be incomplete.

So last time, we didn't stop by the 'Food Court'. Instead, we went to somewhere new to us.


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This place looks like a canteen or a rather old coffee shop.

In fact, I don't even know this place exist! Maybe my dad has been here before, but I'm not sure.


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There weren't a lot of people there at that time.


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They even sell bananas in this place!

Shortly after we found a place to sit, some guy who I assumed to be the boss of this 'cafeteria' came and asked what we want to order.


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I wasn't sure what to order, but since Seria is all famous for its Kuey Tiaw, I ordered Kuey Tiaw also loh.

This place is halal, by the way.


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The Kuey Tiaw here isn't quite the same as the one I had in 'Syarikat Lee Teck Ming'. I find the Kuey Tiaw here a bit sticky and they doesn't have my favourite soya sauce to mix with.

My breakfast also comes with a glass of ice cold Tiger Beer.


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Can't you believe it? It's still early in the morning!

So I was half drunk while I'm still on the way to Miri.

Nah, actually I'm just lying and bullshiting. Brunei doesn't sell beers.


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I was drinking Green Tea after all.

Then, there comes the bad effect of drinking something cold in the morning.

You'll get a tummy ache and want to go to the toilet.

Their toilet here is located somewhere behind their kitchen.


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Their toilet here is basically made by old zinc as the walls, and there's no flush nor tissue paper.


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What they provide inside the toilet is just a yellow bucket of water for you to flush, and a short hose which I think is just long enough to reach your asshole.


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They also got some notice or warning written at the back of the door, asking you to help fill in the yellow bucket IF you've used it to flush your whatever.


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Damn, because of this, I lost all my 'spirit' to even use the toilet. I tried to take a piss, but I just can't man.


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I then left the place, and went to use the toilet at the nearest petrol station.

Here, you have to pay $0.20 to use the toilet, which is almost twice the amount you pay when using public toilets in Malaysia.

This toilet must be clean, I thought.

And I was right, it's much cleaner, but too bad, the toilet seat is still made of plastic rather than genuine marbles.


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The second good thing about this toilet is that, it has got freaking loads of tissue paper!


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I don't think anyone there would notice even if you took one roll away.

Fast forward to the afternoon, I had my lunch at the food court in Boulevard.

This is my lunch.


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Can you believe I paid RM17.90 for this one plate?

And this is my cousin's lunch.


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I'm not sure what it is but it's definitely much cheaper and tastier.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

EAYLF 2008 - Last Day

Short talk : Bad day. What a stupid game played by Man Utd. Sigh. Can't believe I'm saying this, but Liverpool deserved to win last night. Man Utd played rubbish. Ok, go on Liverpool-ians, you can tease us all you want..

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Mr. Hozefa Aziz Singapore Wala won the majority votes, and would present a speech to the director-general of ASEAN on behalf of us, later that night. In the meantime, we were given complete freedom in the morning. Us, the Bruneians decided to go to the National Stadium.




Encountered this on the way.


Hell yeah, toilets on the side of the road. Something you don't see in Brunei.

You might wonder if we were going to watch some football game or something, but the answer is no. We went there to buy ourselves some football jerseys!



The shops stretching around the National Stadium sell sports products only.There are tons of jerseys, boots, etc to choose from! And they are incredibly cheap! I bought a jersey which costs only BND$6! I'm not exaggerating! But of course, it doesn't really resembles its original copy. Don't worry, there are lots of shops to browse through, and many sell original-look-alike jerseys for around BND$20.

I found these in one of the shops:







Pretty cool, huh? I wish I could have one. These posters weren't for sale.

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After that, we got back to the hotel, and get ready for the big event that night. We were to dress in our national costumes. I decided not to wear my Cara Melayu, as I always had problems adjusting my Sinjang everytime. I didn't want to look like an idiot :P



The grand event was held in Central World Hotel, much to my delight. I tell you, Central World Hotel is far more grander than Eastin Hotel!I wish we had stayed there instead. Oh well, it doesn't really matter anyways.




Chandelier.


The table where we sat.


The musicians.


The big guys from the ASEAN committee.

Basically, we went there to eat, listen to the speeches, watch some local performances, and dance to the ASEAN song infront of the ASEAN committee guys.



I think this guy is the director-general. If not mistaken la.

Most of us didn't bother to listen. Everyone was busy taking pictures with everyone, despite being right under the nose of the director-general of ASEAN.


Then, the dance:





Okay, the dance was pretty much chaotic. We didn't do what we practised back in the hotel. I kinda memorised the dance already. But I was surprised to see that the people beside me were doing some random motion. I didn't know what to do, so I tried to mimic some other guy beside me. Oh well, luckily we weren't in some kind of dancing competition, or else, we would be dead.

The local performance followed up shortly.







Since this would probably be the last day for most delegates, everyone was crazy about taking pictures. So I will just entertain you guys with pictures (I'm getting lazy at explaining stuffs). Here are some of the them (click to enlarge):

















Chapter ends.

*yawn* Okay, Desmond was complaining about my late late blogging. So yea, I've done my part already ;) But I'll make a review on this EAYLF 2008 next time ;) For now, I want to relax, and let Desmond and the long-awaited Edison to blog ;)

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