Fidget Cube

Fidget cube and fidget spinner both serve the purpose of trying to calm people down and helping people with anxiety. I know fidget cube a bit earlier before spinner become a big hit (which i don’t understand why so high for spinners). But anyways, I like cubes better so this posts will be all about the cubes.

So I got two cubes. The yellow one was about $6.99 from Amazon and the red one is $2 from Dollarama. I got the red one just for fun coz I wanted to see if I was scammed for 6.99 for the golden one. And, I wasn’t. It was more expensive for reasons. The quality of this thing is quite speakable for itself:

The package of the two products is already at a different level when we compare it side-by-side. Let’s look more closely to the 6-faces of the cube:

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So let’s look at the 5-dot face first. The yellow one is made of rubbers and each dot is a standalone press button. Red version is made with one poor plated plastic that when you press one button, all 5 dots are pressed down.

Roll

The rolling face contains a ball and 3 spinner thing. Both the cube has this face rolling pretty smoothing, but the ball is actually pressable on the yellow one.

Filp 

Flip on the yellow cube is more depth visible and only has on and off state. The red one seems to have on, off, and an extra flat state.

Spin

Both cubes spin fine, but as you can see from the pic, the red spinner is a bit loose.

Joystick

The joystick for the red one is barely movable because the pin was too short to have it move around. 😦

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Breath

I was trying really hard to make it visible in the picture. The breathing area of the red is too shadow to feel anything, but the yellow one is definitely decent enough.

Lesson:

Definitely not going to buy stuff from Dollarama again unless it’s not against your wish of appearing cheap. It wasn’t $1 anyways so just don’t! 😥

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Kinder Egg – Ninja Turtles

I got a kinder egg set on the last day to celebrate. It was a Valentine set that comes with 4 eggs. The toys are nothing romantic, but i guess the market will speak for themselves.

I think the bad guys look more refined. Having that said, the sword of that wolf is actually pretty neat! It doesn’t come out in the pic very well, but I tried my best with my poor camera to take another shot…

A few more pics of the egg. Yes, I was eating it with Doritos. Salty and sweet blends well together xD. Speed fat gaining 💪

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McDonald’s Squirtle

I got this happy meal squirtle a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald is bringing back Pokemon theme again. I am old, but so what? I still like toys.

Basically, you get a pokemon figure, a battle card, a collection-set info paper, and a circle squritle info card in the package. I thought the circle card was a sticker, but it wasn’t 😦

 

It actually squirts out water though. There is a button on the back of the shell that lets the turtle absorb and spit water out of its mouth at the front.

 

Also if we take a closer look at the text on the back of its head, this thing was made back in 2016.

 

I can’t help but think that this is a returned toy from somewhere else because there are a few black dots on some parts of its body. On top of that, this Squirtle figure does seem a little bit aged. Well, I guess it can’t be helped though since Happy Meal also contains the food portion (i.e., small fries, a burger with just buns and ketchup, a tiny cup of apple juice, and a bar of yogurt) for that $4.33. What can I say… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[Drama] Mary Sue & Jack Sue

Mary Sue & Jack Sue is a Chinese web drama (mixture of Chinese and Taiwanese actors) that was released on November 17, 2017.  I only watched this show because this apparently is one of the latest work of Jasper Liu! It was depressing that he only appeared for like 3 seconds at the end of the first episode though. Having that I said, I found myself more-so stuck into the storyline, eagerly to find out what was going to happen in the next episode.

The ending of the story is not bad. The professor helped all of them out, solved their issues and cleared those misunderstandings. However, I wish they could have more episodes dedicated to the side characters. I want to know more about that Tang-tang dude and that Lychee girl’s thereafter.

I wish that they could show the scenes as well instead of directly leap to a next one. For example, there are often scenes where the characters are talking about the having meal, but the meal parts were skipped. When the characters appeared on screen again, they already finished eating it and were summarizing the meal in their conversation. It might have something to do with the budget, but I think the transition might be able to be handled more gracefully.

Overall, i guess it’s an ok show. 3/5 stars maybe. Jasper Liu makes the whole video worthwhile.

[PC] The Witch’s House

Uuu, I can’t believe the true end is actually the bad end. Damn, I didn’t get to enjoy that because I think I’m too cruel… (((bitter haha-ing..

So I was on this (vn?) game called “The Witch’s House”. The story goes something like this. Viola (which is YOU) met a girl/witch/friend named Ellen deep in a scary forest. Despite the fact that you/Viola was being warned by the bad magic and stuff, Viola nonetheless go visit Ellen all the time. Ellen is a sick girl who can’t play outside due to her body conditions. You/Viola, as a super tender girl, just can’t leave Ellen alone (good lord) and therefore go play at her house everyday. As the story progresses, the relationship between you/Viola and Ellen is getting closer to the point where you two eventually become “the best friends”.

Sigh~ Poor Viola.

And so, one day, Ellen told you/Viola about that how she always dreams to live like a normal girl. She told you that she knows a magic that could swap your/Viola’s body JUST FOR ONE DAY and begs you for her dream to come true. You, as a player, were then given an option to accept or reject the swap. The choice for me was clear: Kick her away and get out of this freaking house!!

Apparently, if you chose the same route as I did, you get a boring ending. Since people on the net kept talking about how twisted this game was, I walked another route on accepting the body switch just to check out. And, CRAPPY-CRAP! The true end is evil! It’s like watching the different torture from corpse party again. And, this is actually where the genre HORROR comes in yelling OAO~

In turns of game controls, it’s just old school Z X C + arrow keys. Kinda like playing Pokemon on GBA, but with a crooked plot. Sound effects are not as cool as mad father, but i guess it’s jumpy enough. Anyways, not a bad way to spend anotherwise boring Friday night ~ ψ(`∇´)ψ

Link –> http://www.vgperson.com/games/witchhouse.htm

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sorry, the admin got lazy and is on xournal again…

 

 

 

[iOS] 落櫻散華抄

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Yahoo, a new post on iOS game! Finally have the time to update this site a little bit once the school is over (though it should probably not be like this). Just been lazy a bit lately. So I found this addicted game on a Taiwanese tech site. Unfortunately, the game is in Chinese only and has location restriction (Taiwan). For this, I especially created a new iTune account to walk around this annoying “feature”. Okay, enough of the jibbery-jab, this app is developed by HaGame and link to iTune is here so check it out if you are interested.

To give you an overview about what this is about, well, think of it as Farmville or other datin.. social sims where instead of growing crops, you are trying to collect cards. You have certain amount of energy to work, study, and fight. You need certain amount of knowledge (study) to be able to get paid in a higher wage. You need to work to level up your cards for fighting monster cards. Not a really exciting game, just pressing various buttons. The button pressing is not as intense as Farmville though. Like those games, if you feel your energy ran out too fast, you can purchase some crystal for fast replenishment. Having that said, the price of those crystal is super expensive. I can’t believe some members in my guild actually went and spent money on surreal stuff like this..

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Like traditional RPG, they have some storyline going on. I usually just glimpse through it coz I just don’t think I have all the time to read the vocab that I don’t understand (hehe). It always give me a headache when the options show up because this game doesn’t seem to have a save point. Sigh~ now I’m definitely walking into the rich’s girl’s route orz.. Getting back, there are also various events that the developer put up everyday. It’s more or less a short side story that I use to boost up my level. You can also go out dates with some female characters walking around the campus using the dating energy.[though nothing really good, the three characters that I have now are 1)arrogant ojou-sama, 2)bookworm prez, and 3)fake-ish childish girl. (Sorry, fan club people)]. I was expecting more of a tsundere chara or at least a Yamato Nadeshiko type.. Guh, off-topic (>///<)”. Anyways, from the gist of the storyline, the other two are probably not something that I will be looking forward to.

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Even though the main heroine are not very fascinating, some of the cards are super tasty (=q=). For example, there are the S-nee-san and the M-imouto (>v<)! They also have some servant/celebrity/singer cards. Since it is impossible to list all of them, I’ll leave you to explore more :D! Gya!

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 Things That I don’t like..

Some irritating things about online games. First, internet is required. It didn’t really bother me that much until I looked at the size of the app. It unbelievably taken 1.1Gb on my device. I mean, come on~ I know it may be because people could easily cheat by changing the time zone issue and that’s why they need to check the central time with the server. But if I’m in some wifi-less area, this is basically one huge crap..

The second thing is the starting time of this app. The first time took FOREVER. It was more or less reasonable since they are downloading resources for graphic or sound or other loading performance, but 1 minutes every time it launches? Guh~ Just annoying. I wonder if they may be secretly stealing my data or something. Why does it take so freaking long to load~~~

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And that’s what this ojou-sama said. Wait, what kind of logic is this??  (=A=)

 

[Book] No Longer Human: the First Notebook

At the age of ten, Yozo couldn’t understand what human are thinking and why people do the things we do. He thinks three meals a day is actually some kind of a ritual instead of really for satisfying our hungers. Because he can’t seem to understand human actions, before he realizes it, he just goes with the flow and takes the role of a clown to conceal his truth self. Regardless of his mischievous behaviours, Yozo is quite a smart kid who always score first in the class even though he is absent a lot due to his sickness.

The masking personality of Yozo was further portrayed by the story when his father asked him what he wanted from Tokyo. He didn’t want anything in despair, but figured that it would be the best if he ask for a mask as his dad wanted him to ask in the situation. Yozo found that everybody lies at some points in life. Although the guests praise his dad for doing a good job, they are talking otherwise behind the dad’s back. Not only the guests, but the servants aren’t being as loyal as they appear in front of the house mistress. He was just mimicking the adults; That is, to put on a fake smile and lie.