Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, the King of the House!

Despite it was a heavy rain afternoon, we've managed to get the celebration done in Marmalade Publika. Well, maybe it was just a family hangout session in outside rather than bunch of people squeezing in the small living hall of Saffron condo.

My nephew, Z.C. is 1 year old by now (27/4). He is so adorable, my friend in Instagram once commented 'major cuteness overload' on my nephew's photo. Some even said he looked just like his uncle, me. Hahaha. I'm flattered, though. Well, the money is well spent on my family in that afternoon but I'm glad for what I did for my family. We might short of money but we never be stingy for our own family.

Cut to the chase, here's the video of photos & videos embedded together. It was just a simple editing cos all I can use is with my iPhone's app (Splice) to make the job done quickily. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Typical Malaysian Act (roadside parking)

Today I went to hospital for check up & I took KTM from K.L. Central back to Sentul. In case you don't know about newly revamp KTM Sentul station (well its since 2-3 years ago), YTL has done a great job on this station and of course there are other few KTM stations (those stations after Sentul station).

KTM Sentul station

Well, what happened was, I was little bit upset of seeing cars parking on the roadside, I mean it was not even on the roadside. I understand it has huge lane, coming from Jalan Ipoh traffic light turning to Jalan Perhentian. I know it is not my own business and I know typically Malaysian loves to park their vehicle on the roadside & double park. But can we be more considerate? I love Sentul area especially now it is under YTL's development which make it a better place for living, which is why I felt upset seeing that happens to this Sentul area. 

No parking & no waiting sign. Yet, people are ignorants.

My argument here is, there is a open space car park right next to Sentul station which now doesn't even collect parking fee. It is free of charge & proper parking lot. People should park their vehicle in the parking lot. And still, they choose to park on the roadside, even nearer to the station which makes them walk lesser steps. They thought their action is sensible because no blocking anyone. Well, law is law, if everyone of us think that way, we are not being considerate and obey the Law of Malaysia. 

There is proper car parking lot, but they chose to park on the roadside.

You may have excuses to tell, but your action is against the law, secondly you take things for granted. Malaysia has all the rules & laws, but two sad typical thing to say about Malaysia is that, lazy & no enforcement. Where are the traffic polices? Why no one bother to report it? No enforcement from local authority, then Malaysian starts to take it for granted by breaking the law and they can run away with it (cheh, boleh lah). You always do it and you know it. You know what, later I will find out the DBKL number, I will call them for complaint.

We as Malaysian, we have to change our mentality, starting from youth, by educating our children. We do it the right way, for a better Malaysia, a better future for our generation to come. Let us do something for Malaysia.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Flappy Bird Versus Snappy Bird

It has been a quarter of year I stopped writing post here. But to kick off the year of 2014 (HELLO! Now is already April you LAZY-ASS!), I'm just gonna talk about Flappy Bird first.

In the end of January 2014, Flappy Bird app become the most downloadable free game in the iOS App Store. It became a sensational game that almost everyone will download & play it. Well if you are not one of them, then it's your loss. L.O.L.

I was so addictive to the game when I first heard about it from my colleague after Chinese New Year. Then we would kept playing the game during working hours & trying to beat each other's score. Honestly, the game wasn't as hard as what people described out there. What do you need is practise and observe the pillar coming next & try not to hit it. However I must say, it took a lot of patience out from me to play this game. My highest score is 94 and after flappy bird took down from iOS App Store I don't pay more attention to the game. Not anymore. It was like just one time popular game. 

Stuck in score 94.

Well, recently early of April there is a similar game called Snappy Bird, I have downloaded it and play. Same strategy, you just have to tap the screen and guide the little bird pass through the pillars. I am not sure whether these two apps are belongs to the same developer Dong Nguyen but Snappy Bird app is released by Animated Emoji 2-3 weeks after the announcement from Dong Nguyen that he might bringing back Flappy Bird to App Store. Here's his tweet:

Since Flappy Bird name is taken right after he removed the origin app from App Store, therefore there is no way for Dong Nguyen to use back the same game name. Could it be Dong Nguyen sell the app & modify it into Snappy Bird? Well, it is just purely my nonsense guessing. Let me do a compare between Flappy Bird & Snappy Bird in wide image of the game screen shots.

Flappy Bird by Dong Nguyen:

Snappy Bird by Animated Emoji:

There are not much different except 3 things. First, is the graphic become smoother in Snappy Bird app, second will be the bird easily hit the pillar in Snappy Bird comparing to Flappy Bird. Lastly, by looking at the image above, one extra screen in Snappy Bird after 'Game Over' screen is the advertisement page where user has to click on the 'X' button to exit the advertisement page before 'Get Ready!' again to play. What a way to earn extra money from the app (pretty common in any APP). 

I don't wanna put the Snappy Bird game app links here, so you have to go and search for it in your App Store/Play Store. If you want to know more about the story of Flappy Bird & Dong Nguyen, well you can google it as well. I'm not advertising for anyone here. L.O.L.