Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year on the Horizon

Didn't expect myself to be so busy this week (to extend that, the whole year), actually thought I could relax and game/Gunpla at home. Unfortunately, duty calls. Lots of stuff are coming up around me and needs my attention, whether it be friends or family. I guess it is true that as you grow older, you have more responsibilities to attend to.

I still feel bad for not adhering to most of what I've planned for my blog this year, especially the omake I thought I would be doing. The idea is (or was now?) in my head but I did not execute them yet and more model kits enter the stack. Hm, I wonder if I can do something to atone myself on the day of New Year? I guess continuing this blog like I intend to should be one of my New Year's Resolution. Hm-mm. ^^;

The photos for AGE-1N review part 2 is ready but I don't have the time at the moment to type it out nicely. Don't want to half-arse it or anything just to out a review. Most likely will be popping out on the day of New Year earliest going with my current schedule.


Photo via Nintendo 3DS @ 0.3MP.
AGE-1 Normal

Preview for my verdict of the HG Gundam AGE-1N;
  • Great articulation all around, if you have built or know of the HG 0 Gundam, that's how good it is.
  • Part separation is one of the best so far so painting isn't really required.
Will cover more aspects later but you know that this model kit gets a big sticker of approval from me already. (For those who want to buy this for whatever reason, it is a good model kit to get. It is great for those who are new to Gunpla especially. I see what you did there Bandai.) =)


If you are currently in Kuching until 2 January 2012, do come by for the gift exchange event at Heng Kim Trading over at BDC Crystal Complex (Everrise). Further details in the Facebook event page itself. Last day to submit a gift would be on the event day. >_>;


This is a quick shout out at Nintendo 3DS owners in Kuching or would-be owners. If you own or are interested in this interesting glasses-free 3D handheld console, why don't you join our little group in Facebook and we also hold weekly gatherings on Saturdays (subject to change) over at the table (Bukit Mata Seafood) in front of Momotoys at OneJaya from 1.30-4.30pm.

Photo via Nintendo 3DS @ 0.3MP.
Mario Kart 7

At the same time, as they are people to have fun with, I've been giving more attention to my 3DS gaming profile. Well, not that much. Recently I've obtained this game. Didn't really plan to get it actually but since it is a racing based game, which I like, I bought it. Wished there was a Christmas discount tacked on it then but at well, it is a rather fun game to play - especially with friends.


Photo via Nintendo 3DS @ 0.3MP.
Cardfight!! Vanguard

Finally, ever since I came back from AFA 11 (Anime Festival Asia 2011), I've endorsed myself into the world of card games. To be honest, it is actually more fun that I initially thought. Although buying an English Trial Deck (basically a starter deck) wasn't a good investment (as others played using the Japanese cards), I still had fun with the Royal Paladin Trial Deck along with my 4 Blaster Blades in that deck thanks to some PR cards I got from AFA that time. ^^;

Maybe it doesn't look good but I upgraded my deck with Japanese cards in-between but luckily the circle here doesn't seem to mind as long as the cards are legit. Whether they are English or Japanese, they are still manufactured by Bushiroad. =)

At any rate, if you're game, I'm game too.


That's all for this what-I'm-doing-nowadays-filler post. Next post on the day of New Year itself I presume. Closing it off, Happy New Year (soon) everyone!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

3D Photo Fun

Using the site above, you can also upload .mpo 3D photos like the ones captured by the 3DS. If you can view 3D, download the .mpo files for best effect. =)

AGE-1N on de way~ Just need to haul my laziness away first. That and my friends and I are planning a BBQ this New Year Eve. Rain, please don't come on that day. =X

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! (2011 Edition - Actual)

Further details HERE.

Once again, Merry Christmas! =D

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! (2011 Edition - Early)

Just in case I may not have the time to post anything (good) for Christmas, I like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If you're not celebrating Christmas, do enjoy the special weekend with your family and friends~

We had a 3DS gathering today at the top floor of OneJaya in front of Momotoys. We mostly played Pokemon and expanded our Pokedex 3D though. We did play two rounds of Download Play Mario Kart 7 as well (with mine coming in next week).

If you're living in Kuching and own a 3DS, do join us someday! If you're thinking of getting a 3DS, you may try out ours' (but be careful with them).

That's all for now, more tomorrow?
Note: More AGE-1 soon~

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gundam AGE-1N VS Pokemon

More here!

Er, just some randomness for the time being. Look, more "UE" on the way! >.>

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nostalgia Drive!

Was curious if I could do this on the Nintendo DS. Lo and behold, it works!

Just search for "Lameboy" and you're good to go as long as you have a flashcard like the R4 in hand as well as the ROMs of the Gameboy (Color) games you wanna play. Sadly GBA games can't be emulated without specific flashcards such as the DSTwo that's rare around these parts.

That's all for this quick post.

posted from Bloggeroid

Monday, December 19, 2011

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal Review - Part 1

Time to go back to our regular dose of... Gunpla! I haven't been building Gunpla lately, not with how I take a good amount of (building fun) time I spend on each one. Last week, I decided to build this guy, right past midnight, until the sun rose again. Built the armaments in the evening after that. It was also brought over to Heng Kim Trading for a certain gathering. This review may be a little bias as I'm really loving this model kit. Or maybe that means that it gets a 100% approval on the get-go already. Nonetheless, on with the review!

Price: 1200 Yen

Pilot: Flit Asuno
Height: 18.0m
Weight: 43.4t
Armaments: Dots(?) Rifle, Shield, Beam Saber/Dagger (2)

Story in Brief
This Gundam was created by the child genius/prodigy and sole survivor of the Asuno family, Flit Asuno. He wasn't meant to pilot the Gundam but a sudden attack by the UE (Unknown Enemy) at his current colony forced him to take action and become another "young teen Gundam pilot".

Note: All photos are taken with the Samsung Galaxy SII @ 8MP. Image are downsized to 25% of original size for blog use.

Friday, December 16, 2011

HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal COMPLETE!

After a good while of not building anything, I went back in by building the Gundam AGE-1 Normal as my first build this semester break. I was really impressed with this one, it is easy and straightforward to build though shows some minor bumps in detail to make it not look so simple. More on this in the upcoming review post which is completely taken with the Samsung Galaxy SII @ 8MP.

Until the next, long, post~

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Semester Break is ON!

Note: You may not see any images if you're reading this in Swinburne Sarawak as Gamespot is blocked. Yes, I'm linking these images from Gamespot. :X

After that long situation-endorsed hiatus, I finally have the time to myself again! At least, I hope so. Before delving back to Gunpla, especially with my stack of backlogs currently, I'm playing some of the recently released games.

This is the main game of focus right now. TBH, I never completed the games before this but the game here highlights what you need to know pretty well enough to let you understand what has been happening. That and I'm totally hooked to the game, side stuff and all. Pretty fun to play I have to say, especially in contrast with the first game of the series.

I recently got my 3DS but there aren't much games on it yet. Well, the first party games such as Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 has recently came out but, honestly, I'm not excited about them, not at this moment at least. At any rate, I really like playing this game even if I played the first one (although only one play-through). Mostly play it when outside though, as what I do for most of my handheld games. A good strategy-based game and it comes with the option to tone down the difficulty to "easy" this time. Good for those who wants a relaxing plot-filled game.

Random Note: I don't really turn on the 3D while playing on the 3DS.

Played this on the Xbox 360 at first but unfortunately for us console gamers, it loads very slowly, to the point that you can go to toilet in between loading screens if you didn't install the game onto the hard drive. You can observe that fact from my previous posting. The story this time is pretty okay-ish and the game-play is easier, I believe, plus more diverse than Oblivion. Nonetheless, for best effect, play on a decent computer than a console. If you bought it for the console, especially for the PS3... you'll feel a lot of pain after all those hours of fun-filled "Fus Ro Dah".

Still remembered my purchase earlier on? Well, I'll be continuing it. It is Disgaea after all! As usual, it has a funny cast of characters that interacts interestingly with each other. The system has changed a bit so there is a bit of adjusting required for me. Hm, I wonder how I'll far this time?

Haven't really gotten this game, asides from "getting" it on the Xbox 360 via the cheapskate means. I really want to utilize Phoenix Wright in this game, along with Zero. Oh yes~~~

There are still some other games I might be playing, especially those I have yet to complete such as Nier, P3P and the last part of KHR:BBS though that depends on my mood and time after this. >.>
Align Center


I won't necessarily be gaming 24/7 as I also want to get my hands into some Gunpla after all that while, especially with the new Gundam AGE that gives some really flexible mobile suits unlike before. Plus I must have fun with the "East is burning red!" duo later on. =P

And yes, I'm still doing an omake with SD Sinanju, now with a larger cast than before... Hm... what kind of mischief will unfold this time? I'm still crafting that out and hold to do something interesting after all this while not doing anything funny. ^^;


I also have some obligations to do for the Anime club during the holidays. At some point I regretted adding more responsibilities to my work load but a promise is a promise plus I'm the one who initiated it after all. I have some time to do em' (though it came with some delay notifications from the intended completion time frame) so I'll do it slowly, especially when my creative mood comes into play - for a better outcome. Those who have passed me their desired artwork to be used, I'll do my best! =)
I'll pass you guys your custom member cards once the next semester starts, following the Foundation timetable, except for those in Degree.

That's all for now~

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nintendo 3DS Video Recording Tests

Did these yesterday and earlier today. Nothing much but if you're curious, check out the video descriptions or drop off a comment down below.

Camera Sensor: 0.3MP, 640x480 maximum
Video Resolution: 480x240
Dual camera setup for 3D capture creates and offset when taking photos or videos and we cannot see the 3D image nor the "second overlay" outside the 3DS. Videos are recorded in an AVI format, interesting enough.

Now, my last paper is coming up in an hour plus... Final Turn! =P

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One Last Final Paper But...

Random Note: I'm doing some short posts on my trip to Singapore this year over at my secondary blog. Do check it out.

Let's have a bit of light into this blog. I've been noticing that blogs are dying out slowly, even mine, due to either real life or your attachment to your blog starts to disappear with time. Mine seems to go both ways and social networking plus my kick back to gaming life is influencing that.

Nonetheless, some randomness ahoy!

"Koko kara... de te ike!"


Yep, recently bought the SD Kshatriya, finally. With that, I have all the BB Gundam Unicorn so far. However, this time it isn't built by me and I handed this to my sister to be a "first build" for her since she wanted to try building a Gunpla with some very minor help and advice from me. I chose this from the already small selection of Gunpla left at the shop that felt worth getting. I really liked that it came with a very cute SD Loto and it has elbow joints. =D

Via Nintendo 3DS 0.3MP camera. It is so cute! >w<

Via Nintendo 3DS 0.3MP camera. SD Kshatriya's wing binders reminds me of Majora's Mask.

Well, more on that later. I'll be updating the SD Kshatriya a bit from its OOB state once my exams are over~ As well as all the other backlogs I've accumulated with my recent purchases, such as the HGUC Jesta, HG Gundam AGE-1 Normal and various others. ._.;

I really would like to burn the midnight away with Gunpla at this moment but I don't want to interfere too much into my mental strength for my final paper, so I'll have to be patient. ^^;

Also, yet unfortunate turn of events...

A crack on the hinge of my Nintendo DS Lite! D:

I know it is a common phenomenon but it still hurts that it happened to mine too, after 3 years of owning it. I've put some tape around it though I doubt it would help much. I guess it did get sad once I got the Nintendo 3DS last month. Then again, I still played with it plenty since DS games are blurry on the 3DS. Depending on your own perception, you may like or dislike that fact. I don't really like it though since it isn't a "good blurry" to me. :/

Well, lets see how I go about this later on, for now, I shall rely on you - tape!

That's all for this quick post. I'm currently resting for the night after the today's paper and assessment done. I'll see words again by tomorrow. ^^;


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