Friday, December 16, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Currently blogging from Batang Berjuntai, yes, we KNOW about the swinging nuts joke.

And that also means one other thing: I'm at the new UNISEL. It's Day 2 of my stay there. On the pretext of helping out with student registrations. Sort of.

Yesterday was an uneventful Day One. Hardly got the chance to even sign a single student registration form. Took lots of photos of the place. A sliver of the 500 acres or so of the general area of UNISEL BB. Good enough for advertising the place to foreign students.

Still, it was a pretty long and hot day. And sleeping off the excess fat was no easy job, either.

Which brings us to Day Two. Just after a drizzle. And in other news, it seems that Teresa may end up being charged for treason, for the mere reason of showing the MMS clip of that nude woman to the government.

Although it was confirmed that the woman was NOT a Chinese national, but a Malay, it is somewhat disheartening to know that Teresa faces such strong accusations for the mere sake of seeking truth and justice. Even though Teresa may not have known about the background of the victim, Teresa should've been commended for bringing such things to light.

Exposing the corruption within our ranks, and trying to get some changes through to our nation.

But what do our bigwigs do? Charge her for treason! Call her a traitor to the country! A saboteur!

Ridiculous. She should've been praised for helping to eliminate a possible canker and halt its spread!

Honestly, I wish they'd be more sensible, our Malaysian government.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

These days, things have become rather boring, so the occasional word or two would be great. I mean, from my old friends, including a certain Dhora, and a few others.

That aside, yesterday evening saw me headed for a place called Batang Berjuntai, and yes, I am aware that it has something to do with things that swing (partial reference to an old Limp Bizkit song).

My old boss, Mr. Asir, brought me round to the new UNISEL (that's short for UNiversity Industri SELangor, or Selangor Industrial University, depending on your translation) campus there. A sort of graduation dinner for the students there, and a welcome dinner for the staff and lecturers.

Quite a large place, all one hundred acres of it. Enough space to run a few facilities if given enough time. Only regret was that I forgot to bring my camera...>_<

Still, it sure brought back a lot of familiar memories, some good, some bad...and then some. Worth a second trip, and maybe worth staying there for a brief spell.

In other news, I'm still trying to find my groove. Lost it after a brief relationship with someone, and then some. Still trying to get it back and fight properly. Pray that I do, because it's getting rougher these days.

Speaking of rough, by the way, Jeff Ooi, owner of the Screenshots blog, and Teresa Kok, one of our ministers, have been busy reporting about an MMS clip of a woman forced to do ear-squats in the nude, watched by the soulless eyes of a policewoman.

That clip's threatening to sour ties between Malaysia and China, if you check up on things at those two places, and we're trying to fix things. And then, there's a lot of other things that have come to light courtesy of this.

I really hope that this whole thing is resolved properly, and justice is served steaming hot. Lately, it's been quite the cold dish.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

GemWing teleports in and yells...

Riz, get into Combat Mode, FAST!

Last thing you need is to slacken and rust. Get off the chair and leg it through. If you do want your full potential to be realized, MOVE OUT FAST!

GemWing teleports out...

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Well, it's 13 days after that resignation. Being on pseudo-eternal holiday mode can get boring after a while. Especially since it's after Ramadhan, and some people are just getting back to normal after Eid-ul-Fitr.

Still, while I was working for FedEx Australia, I hardly felt Ramadhan's effects on me. Felt as if nothing unusual was going on.

Right now, I'm just waiting for the results of that resume I sent through my old boss. Once I get in, things should improve a bit.

In the meantime, I'm just checking up my MSN and Yahoo instant messaging programs for some contacts. Need someone to talk to.

Saviour-V crosses his hands momentarily..

GemWing's also gotten herself busy in the far recesses of my mind. She rarely comes out these days. Probably just to recover from one particularly rough episode. She should be OK just before this month ends. Hopefully. It's tough coping without an advisory in most situations.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Monday, November 07, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

It's been a long time, comrades...

Saviour-V glances around, noting the large amount of dust that his Sanctuary has gathered over the past 7 months...

So much has happened. But let's start with the more recent events.

For one thing, I'm no longer with FedEx Australia. I've finally severed that link. Except that I'll be getting a new affiliation soon. For an old friend's sake.

Handed in my resignation notice a week before the 31st of October this year. Forfeited some of my pay, but it was worth getting out of there. Kept feeling like a machine, telling Australian customers what they needed, and taking the abuse from quite a number of them.

Especially with the launch of the Australian Customs' Cargo Management Re-engineering system - Mein Gott, if you want a prime example of what happens when you steamroll operations on unprepared people, look no further. The result of that whole thing, circa Oct 12th 2005, was a MASSIVE backlog of uncleared packages, and we STILL get blamed for delays, even though everyone's suffering.

And then, there was Alan Blanar. Now, although this goes against my principle of withholding names of transgressors, I believe that he's earned the right - and my wrath - to get a place as a third-rate convict.

The first signs of trouble came up when he called late one evening, trying to get the status on his package. Although I tried reasoning with him, he just refused to listen, instead, he kept asking for a supervisor. Abusively, I might add. I will withhold his curses and insults here, but suffice to say, he overstepped the line. Even made one of our reps cry after putting up with such abuse, and she was trying her best to help me out.

The next day, he called again, expecting to get a package from Indonesia to Australia, but without enough security clearance. According to him, he forgot (rather conveniently) to include his FedEx account number to authorize things. And we ended up calling FedEx Indonesia to accommodate his whims.

Finally, the last straw came when he spoke to Colin, one of our top reps (almost like a supervisor, him) in that same abusive tone and language, all about his packages again. In fact, he had the AUDACITY (as Colin would later recount) to admit that he deliberately called Customer Service just to push us around, instead of dealing with the Australian managers of FedEx directly.

In fact, Colin added, "...ordinary people who get bad service would stop using us, but not THAT guy. He's just deliberately USING us to get his way."

If I ever obtain the opportunity, he will most certainly NOT escape judgement.

That aside, I've also been wondering about where things will go from here. I mean, whether or not I get the other job, will I be truly happy? I thought that leaving the job at FedEx would be a good thing, but thinking about it a bit, even though I'm free, there's still the issue of whether I'd get a decent challenge out of anything else I get. Even if it's working under an old mentor and friend once again.

I think it might be worth it, though. Something I love doing means much more than something I don't. Wish me luck, comrades!

Saviour-V teleports out...

Current Music: A Brinstar remix from Metroid Prime: Pinball, for the Nintendo DS. This is actually quite good, really. So go and pick up the game, or grab the audio from the following link:

Recorded by comrade aleen of GameFAQs.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Seems like I've left this place for far too long since I've begun work in Vsource Asia / FedEx.

GemWing grins momentarily...

Repeating your previous statement, my lord?

I'm surprised. Same situation?

Well, not quite. Although it can be quite a chore to force myself out of bed and into the showers at about 4 a.m. in Malaysia, at least I finish at 4 p.m. once it's over for the day.

Although I doubt I want to keep this up for too long. Although I'm getting used to things, I don't think keeping this job would be lucrative in the long run.

Still looking for team members? Good luck with that effort. It's hard enough for you to concentrate on one thing at a time, so plan ahead a bit more, and I think you should be OK.

Great. Any more advice?

Ahh, yes. There's a girl who's been in contact with you for quite a long time, although it seems rather brief, even for you.

Can I dare keep my hopes up, that she might be what I need?

Well, there's always build-up. We'll see how it goes. While you can advise me round here on the 'Net, nothing beats physical contact.

GemWing looks slightly hurt at that remark...

And you know full well that I'm just a Guardian Spirit, right? I know you're doing this for me, but do make sure that you've planned everything out.

GemWing, do I see tears in your eyes? Did I hurt your feelings again?

A little. Considering I've been with you longer than anyone else, I do get a bit envious when I hear you mention the word "girlfriend". Even though I'm just a figment of your imagination, it hurts all the same.

Sorry. But you do understand that I'm doing this for both of us. At least it'll provide me with a bit more sanity, and you with a host body. Although it'll take sometime before your personality shines through her.

Saviour-V grins momentarily, while GemWing looks down at the floor...

Yep. But I don't want to lose you, my lord. Who knows what might happen to both of us?

Seriously, I don't know, but I'll build up on things as they go. I hope it all goes well in the end.

I hope so too.

Anyway, since you've guarded my sanctuary for so long, I believe you should rest until I call you out again.

GemWing nods to Saviour-V momentarily, before teleporting out...

Trustworthy, she is, that GemWing. Not a single scratch on the equipment at all.

Saviour-V continues his brief inspection of his facilities.

After a few minutes, Saviour-V teleports out...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Seems like I've left this place for far too long since I've begun work in Vsource Asia / FedEx. Lots of ups and downs, and far more downs than ups.

GemWing, where are you?

GemWing teleports in...

Still coming to terms with that Customer Service Executive job, Saviour-V? You're NOT doing a good job of it.

You get nervous far too easily. I've seen you go from calm and composed to a bundle of nerves when a call comes through....what IS wrong with you, my lord?

Maybe I'm just worried that I might do far too many wrong things and cause a lot of trouble. I just....blank out when a call comes my way.

No matter what I've tried to calm myself down. And I just don't know if I can take it much longer.

But you have to be strong, Saviour-V. That's the only way that you'll be able to lead. "Escaping from a problem will only lead to more chaos in future."

I believe you said that to an old friend you met on MSN last week. You've got to prove it. To all others who doubt you, and to you who tend to doubt yourself from time to time...there's NO running away from a problem.

Thanks, milady.

Don't mention it. Just remember to keep focused at all times. Got it?

Got it. Anyway, comrades, I've got to get some rest...GemWing, I'm leaving this base in your care. Do me proud.


GemWing nods to Saviour-V...

Anyway, I guess that'll be it. Catch you soon.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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10 days in training. Brain's fried to an almost golden crisp...^_^;;

Yesterday, something kind of broke the usual lifeless look. It's something to do with rivers again...^_^;;

Yes, the Klang River. Site of where I wrote one of my best entries, "Of Fish and Fishermen". Also, a particularly dirty river, unfortunately...>_<

Anyway, since my training began at Vsource Asia / FedEx, I've gotten used to taking the LRT train to the Asia Jaya station and waiting for the bus there, instead of heading to the Central Market bus station like I used to.

Yesterday, however, was when I took up my older route. When I got off the train, I noticed a large crowd looking at the river, or more notably, at a bridge spanning the river. When I asked a few bystanders, they told me that a few drug addicts had dived into the murky waters to escape the police.

Sure enough, there they were. 2 of them, hiding underneath the bridge, refusing the police's calls for them to surrender. After a few minutes, a rowboat carrying a few rescue operatives from the local fire department showed up, and that's when they let go.

The first got caught a few meters away from the bridge, right after an oarsman smacked the surface of the river to stun him. It was rather amusing to see that poor guy, clad only in a black pair of underpants, get hoisted into the boat by the rescuers.

The second one, however, swam QUITE a distance. In fact, he managed to swim right past the LRT station, and that's about a few hundred metres or so. Unless I'm exaggerating, but still, as they say, "You can run, but you can't hide!"

Yes, that guy was caught, eventually.

Now, for a few observations:

1. The general public was quite unsupportive of the police; in fact, some were even shouting, "LARI! LARI!" ("RUN! RUN!") to encourage that 2nd addict to keep on swimming. And that's precisely what happened.

2. It was also disheartening to note that the addicts were Malay, as usual. It's a pity, really. That swimming talent could've been put to better use.

Which brings me to the heart of this post. Ever wonder why? Truth is, we don't really care about others much; when we see our fellow man commit a crime, we're all gung-ho about putting him behind bars, "taking him to justice," so to speak.

Worse still, we tend to put stigmas / labels on former criminals / "wierdos" / "oddballs" and the like. I mean, they've done their time, so why not forgive them and give them a second chance to be useful to society?

And, I'm mindful that our local police aren't exactly perfect; there's been word of a few cases that were badly handled by them, notably when it came to a drug raid on a cybercafe.

The patrons there had nary a single drug in their possessions, and it was quite insulting when some of their operatives peeked on the patrons as they passed urine. "Part of a drug test," they said.

Riiiight. Perverse glory, looking at a few girls peeing in that situation is more the case. As low as I can get, I know better than THAT!

It makes you wonder as to what is going on with our society. Seems like the criminals are not only our worst concern; even the police and government officials are just as bad!

Times like these demand a reform. A chance for the people to air their grievances and actually get some answers and responses for once. Jeff Ooi's blog, Screenshots... happens to be buzzing with info off late, so you can visit him, and discuss these things further.

Let's hope that things can be straightened out.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Yesterday's post wasn't really the best of me. Trainer #2 came round again, and THIS time I understood that I needed to laugh a bit more.

He may be a bit blunt, but at least I learnt a lot from him. And...I guess I can be hard to put up with at points. Especially with the way I talk and act....^_^;;

And it's true that the longer you stick to something, the easier it gets. The cramming pains in my head have lessened somewhat; I think I'm getting the hang of this. A good sign, and believe me, it's one I could surely use.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

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Now that I've recovered sufficiently enough from yesterday's events, let me explain how Day #3 of my Vsource training went. Simply put, it was like cram school, only more so.

And it didn't really help that the first trainer's pace throughout the whole thing was equivalent to cruel and unusual punishment. In my humble opinion, I would've preferred to skim through the manual, and ask questions on anything I don't understand.

NOT wait for the trainer to read out everything and burden us with confusion. Sure, there's lots of acronyms, but I would've preferred to just read the manual and follow through from there.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm with Vsource's FedEx division: Customer Service detail. Haven't officially begun work, since I'm still training, but I'm getting there in my own way.

Most people down here don't really worry much about the usual formal wear, save me. Believe me, I've got my own personal reasons for it...^_^;;

Anyway, towards the end of the training, Trainer #2 took over. Now, his was more an interrogation / punishment detail. We narrowly avoided ending up in class for 30 minutes longer, had it not been for someone's quick remembrance of FedEx's toll-free number.

I know that speed is the key, but we need to get our own rhythm sorted out a little bit first. Having someone else dictate the rhythm so early in the beginning hurts a bit.

To be fair, there's a part of me that respects Trainer #2's enthusiasm, and another part of me that would prefer said trainer to be impaled on a stick and paraded throughout the country...worse case scenario, that is.

Not that the latter case would happen. Thank goodness GemWing's been helping with that emotional seal I've got. Who knows what might happen if I ever lose it? ^_^;;

Saviour-V teleports out...
Saviour-V teleports in...

A few things of note today. Here they are, according to their level of importance:

1. Pope John Paul II has returned to the Creator, regardless of where he may end up in His judgement. However, as much as I'd hate to admit it, I feel a pang of sadness for his passing.

Now, for any Muslims here, I've not gone soft in the head, but I'm just reflecting. The guy managed to repulse communism from rearing its ugly head in his homeland of Poland, and when he rose to Pope-hood, his sole mission in life was to ensure that peace and justice would reign supreme in the hearts of the people, and yet, we were, and STILL ARE blind to the reality that war destroys and hurts mankind to no end.

Yes, we are a pitiful lot; just look at Palestine, Israel, Iran, Iraq, and the USA....all of which have their fair share of wars both internal and external. When will this stupidity end?

Having lived part of his life through the Jewish Holocaust, he knew more than any of us young ones, that war and hatred could only bring nothing more than suffering to all of us, hence his mission to right the wrongs caused by many a bloodied page in our history.

Even on his deathbed, his words were for us children. Against him, I'm nothing more than a child, and one of the rare few still fighting to fulfill his global mission of peace, justice, and truth. Regardless of religion, caste, or even creed.

His death will surely be missed.

Pope John Paul II, your steely resolve showed even in your frailty. May your passing inspire us to continue our collective mission in this world. And that we ourselves will be able to prevent history from being soiled by the hands of war-mongerers and the like.

2. Day #3 of my work at Vsource Asia. Took quite a cramming....hope I'll be up and running tomorrow. I'll expand this entry as it goes...^_^;;

Anyway, good night, comrades!

Saviour-V teleports out...

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

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Now HERE'S something worth blogging about.

About 10 minutes ago, a quake hit the area closest to northern Sumatra. Here's the URL:

The quake which hit the place, and KL, too.

I've some experience of it, for I happened to be in the bathroom at that exact time. Stomach upset.

Just when I felt me stomach heave for the umpteenth time, I felt everything quiver and shake. Initially, I thought it was MY movement, until I noticed that the towel on the towel-rack, and everything else in the bathroom, was shaking VIOLENTLY.

My reflexes were slow, but I got out and dressed. Then, when I went outside to the backyard, I noticed that some water had spilled out from one of our large water barrels, so it was definitely NOT my eyes playing tricks on me.

And I believe some of us felt it too...I hope that everyone else is OK.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

Just getting a few job interview offers. Taking up what I can.

Apart from that, a few nights this week, I've been accompanying my Dad to the more remote reaches of Klang. Closer to the Banting area.

One of Dad's friends (more of an adopted son, actually,) lives there. He's OK, but his area isn't exactly safe to breathe in; there's an IMMENSE blanket of human smog, generated by the constant burning of vegetation from the oil palm estates in the area.

Practically every night when I go there with Dad, that accursed smog is still there. According to Wan (Dad's friend, as mentioned above), open burning is still frequently conducted here to clear the land for re-planting oil palms and the like.

And I thought that open burning was OUTLAWED by now. Looks like old habits die hard. Those guys are PRETTY IGNORANT about one thing: the haze.

We've had to fend off the haze on several occasions many years ago. One of the more recent cases, last year to be exact, pointed to Indonesia's own open-burning policies.

But I disagree. We shouldn't be pointing fingers at our neighbours for making our lives hellish. After all, for every finger pointed at someone, 3 fingers POINT BACK!

And IMHO, I believe the cause of the next haze will be from our own wrongdoings, and no one else's. Let's hope we come to our senses before it's too late...

Saviour-V teleports out...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

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Monday, March 7th, 2005:

Celebrated my birthday on that day. Got a large enough cake, and a huge meal to go with it. Sure, there may not have been many guests, but I was glad I could celebrate it with the family I hold dear.

Also, I found out that Gran might be more technologically savvy than any of us. Even with her Alzheimer's. I was in her house, when Mum showed up and asked Gran to turn on the fan, since her air-con remote was in the repair shack.

Being forgetful, as usual, Gran reached for her radio's remote. For her JVC radio. She then pointed it at her Panasonic air-con, and pressed a button.

The few seconds leading up to that last action had me going, "Poor Gran, she doesn't even realize that her remote's gone, and now she's using a different remote for the air-con. It'll NEVER work!"

The above statement was promptly shattered the very instant her air-con hummed into life! Now, that's quite unusual. Perhaps the idea of the "universal remote" is much closer than I thought.

OK, so this entry's kind of short, but don't worry, I'm working on lengthening it a bit.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Current Music: Apparition LE -Thousand Mix-, from the S.C.X. homepage. Look in the "Remix Songs" section.

Yes, I know the place is in Japanese, but it's where I got that track, so get a translation tool, and you should be OK.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

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Back from Genting. Moderately enjoyable. Younger brother was a bit annoying though, but at least we managed to get in a few arrows.

Yes, I took up a bit of archery round there. Need to work on my aim a bit more.

Oh, and considering I rarely grant promotions, Miss Dhora has been granted Blood Phoenix status. Partially because of her background, and partially because I'm quite impressed with her blog and her views on society.

Congratulations, Miss Dhora! May your promotion aid our organization's efforts, and allow us to make things happen.

Saviour-V salutes Miss Dhora, and teleports out...

Current Music: Fight Win Prevail Remix (Command and Conquer: Renegade soundtrack, from Frank Klepacki's site)

Now there's a treat for all of you video game music fans. Frank Klepacki, the original music composer for the Command and Conquer series, has left Westwood and left most of his finest music on his site. Of the same name, no doubt. Also, the guy's working for a company called Petroglyph, as Audio Director. He's begun work on the music for a LucasArts game called Star Wars: Empire At War.

Judging by the screenshots, the game looks quite OK. Maybe we'll get to use the Death Star this round. Although I've noticed that most Star Wars games seem to be lacking something.

Frank's URL is in the Frequently Accessed Zones section, and in this post. It's not hard to miss.

Friday, February 25, 2005

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On a more serious note, however, there seems to be a number of forest fires occurring all over Peninsular Malaysia, courtesy of the dry weather. No casualties yet, fortunately, but's been horribly dry off late, and somehow, I anticipated that something like this might happen.

Courtesy of our rapid development, we've dug our own graves. For those of you in Shah Alam, consider Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam / Bukit Cherakah. At one point, there used to be a lot of vegetation surrounding the general area of that nature park.

Saviour-V raises a hand to his forehead in a gesture of annoyance and disappointment, and shakes his head ruefully...

NOW, there's not enough trees left. They've been overdeveloping the surrounding area of that park so much that it's hardly the place I used to know, and I've got a number of people who can vouch for that.

As for the forest fires, apparently, they're caused by peat fires underground, which makes things more difficult. One false step on the soft earth above the burning peat will cause a firefighter to fall down to his doom.

Not forgetting that these kinds of fires are the hardest to extinguish; not only are these fires deep underground, they tend to last much longer than usual, given the abundant presence of burnable material, including the peat soil itself.

As of The Star's report today, approximately 8,600 hectares of land are affected - 7,880 hectares of which belong to Selangor - which largely means that we'll be seeing more hazy days ahead for a while.

To those who just blaze through with minimal concern for our environment, I only have this to say:


Really, this whole thing could be avoided if we have a resourceful mentality, instead of a consumer mentality. Honestly.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Current Music: A random ambience track from Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within. Not exactly satisfying, but the game's OK. Albeit glitch-laden.
Saviour-V teleports in...

Two days after my final exams....and I'm partially relishing my freedom.

Why, you ask? Well, there's some loose ends to tie up. One small item's been remedied...

Saviour-V points up...

As you will now see, I've managed to put some distance between my posts and the Google Navbar. Seriously, I wish would remove it; it's somewhat annoying.

Also, today's going to be my THIRD trip to Genting. Yes, I'm not joking. Before my last exam yesterday, I took some time to escape the heat by running to Genting.

Left Bukit Jalil around 16:00, got to Genting by 18:00, took one hour's worth of fresh cold air™, got on the bus to Gombak by 20:15, and got back to the apartment by about 22:00 or so.

Talk about a rush.

Of course, don't immediately assume that I'm irresponsible by doing a quick run to Genting a day before the last exam....I did bring my notes along. Did some revision there. Whilst enjoying the chill.

Helped decrease my panic levels a few notches.

Anyway, that aside, I'm wondering about my next moves. The results of my finals won't be out until this April 8th, but there are some loose ends to clear up.

Saviour-V grins, and teleports out...

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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Exams? Bad enough.

Feeling absolutely lonely and depressed? Nastier.

Feeling as if everything's a complete zero, that the world's just a dream? Worst of the worst.

Now add all 3 up, and you basically have me at my most vulnerable moment. But even in that situation, be forewarned, for within weakness of the good, there is strength of the evil.

It's become quite difficult to focus straight without feeling the temptation to just randomly choke someone by the neck, and keep squeezing until you can feel his or her lifeblood flowing down your hands.

And ACTUALLY enjoying the feeling. Deep down inside your heart, you know it's wrong, yet you live for the moment. A brief moment of immortality, before a vampire hunter seals your fate with a well-aimed silver bullet to your heart.

And yet, feeling so engulfed by the sheer joy of the kill, feeling that detachment you want so much from the world....

....but thankfully, all that is not meant to be. Yet.

But if that dark rage ever breaks through, I don't know how I'll react.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Current Music: Stage Select 2 (Rockman X5 Soundtrack, Capcom)

Around this time, either Sigma appears as the final adversary, or Zero goes Maverick. Well and completely under the influence of darkness.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

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Heh. There's always a first for everything.

Yesterday, I decided to go up to Genting Highlands, a highlands resort in the state of Pahang. Just for the chill. Not for the rides, nor the casino, nor the hotels.

Although I was also wondering about how much it would cost to get there (RM6.10 from the Gombak Putra-LRT terminal, inclusive of bus and cable car fare, one-way), and how long it would take to reach the place (about an hour or so).

I must say that while it felt good to be up there, even with my laptop, I still felt lonely. Plus, I should've brought a camera. I missed far too many beautiful scenes when the fog came in a few times. Also, it had been quite a while since I last visited the place with my family, so going there on my own marked my independence, to a certain extent.

Of course, getting there in the first place was one thing. The original idea was to get out of the apartment and catch the first train by about 6 a.m., but I overslept, and had to catch the train at about 10 a.m. Of course, I still managed to arrive in Genting by 1 p.m., but time flies too fast when you're having fun.

Even though it was just for the chill...^_^;;

Also managed to play a few new games down there. Ghost Squad, a gunner's game with a Counter-Strike feel to it, and the Ohmega Forces firing range simulator. Need to perfect my aim a bit more though.

Good times. Of course, having a few friends along would've made it sweeter.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Current Music: "For Endless Fight III", from the Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero: Telos album.

They're seeding the album on BitTorrent at Planet Megaman. Go check out the place.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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Can't believe I managed to pull off a single run from Bukit Jalil all the way back to Klang, and back again, in the course of an evening.

All for the sake of a friend. Fateh Muntazar's gotten himself a handsome baby boy. Couldn't refuse the idea of visiting him. Especially since the food was pretty good.

Of course, running to catch the last train out of Subang Jaya was rather taxing. Never have I run so fast in my life before. And now, I'm safely back in Bukit Jalil.

Just about to get ready for boring old college. Ahhh, well.

Saviour-V teleports out...

Monday, January 10, 2005

Saviour-V teleports in...

I don't know why, but there's been a really nasty feeling of paranoia that creeps up my spine whenever I get back to college after a weekend.

I mean, it's an irrational fear, but yet, I can't help but feel scared whenever I walk up the stairs into college on Monday. Really odd.

Has anyone else experienced something like this?

Saviour-V teleports out...