25 November 2007

Anika's Odyssey

http://www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/837.htm

Why winning is more important than having fun? -2/2

[Facebook Scrabble]
Having unused words (locally) turn up and cross each other
-Lox created by the placing of Liter
-Pah joined to a crossing of Liter and Vat
-Gox created by placing of Gane
-Moil joined to Rail
-Sone joined to a pairing of Yen, Ten and Gane

[Meanings]
Lox - a kind of brine-cured salmon, having either a salt cure (Scandinavian lox) or a sugar cure (Nova Scotia lox), often eaten with cream cheese on a bagel.
Pah - used as an exclamation of disgust or disbelief
Liter - A metric unit of volume equal to approximately 1.056 liquid quarts, 0.908 dry quart, or 0.264 gallon
Gane - acronym.
1. General Agreement on a New Economy.
2. Global Positioning System (GPS) Attitude & Navigation Experiment

Gox - gaseous oxygen
Moil -
1. to work hard; drudge.
2. to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.

Sone - a unit for measuring the loudness of sound, equal to the loudness of a sound that, in the judgement of a group of listeners, is equal to that of a 1000-cycle-per-second reference sound having an intensity of 40 decibels.

Come'on lor!




I told him to stop "cheating" and play "normally". If he takes offense, this game would probably end.

Pam - (placed by me; fed up)
1. the jack of clubs, esp. in a form of loo in which it is the best trump.
2. a game in which this card is trump.


[How this is done]
By placing every possible high-scoring combination and click on "Play Word". The game will disallow illegal placements and incorrect words.

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Why winning is more important than having fun? -1/2

I enjoy amateur level of competition. Many mistakes will be made by the players and you see them trying hard. You can almost imagine yourselves in their shoes - playing better of course.

Recently I went to support a friend in her competition. It has a knock out system so the stakes are high. I saw how a few individual talents can lead the team to victory. I saw how the games got rough and unsporting behaviours cropped up.

Yet there's still hope for the dying flame of sportmanship among the teams of the semi-finalists. They check on opponents for injuries. They try to avoid physical contact. They don't trip each other. Nice.

21 November 2007

Gamma Bros

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/321068

Sometimes you don't need highly detailed graphics where sprites will do.

03 November 2007

Short update for Oct

[Social]
The events I've planned have come to pass, with less turnout than I wanted.

--Fish n Co
Another meet up with Belinda. This time with Calvin and Germaine. When you put a bunch of ex-colleagues together, what do they talk about? SAP! Makes you almost wanna forgive guys talking about Army, haha.

--Black Society
Service was good. Sadly, I have a drop a notch in their food. Not say the food wasn't good. It was just.. boring. This is a sort of welcome back dinner for Duane.


[Work]
Nothing to do in mid-week and the excitement peaking as the end of the month approaches.
Doris wanted to "hammer me" to treat her team a round of coffee from TCC. I know she was joking but I agreed with the condition that they make no errors till month-end closing. So month-end closing came and there were little errors so I sent them a mail saying that I'm buying, which got them pretty excited.
Then of course, the problems have to hit me hard immediately after. Bish... Nevermind la, it's just a tiny mistake which grew big because too many people tried to fix it. It's still a small mistake. After my users' excitement at the coffee, they then said it's too expensive, said I don't have to buy...
Haha, Gals... I'll be just getting the coffees I think is interesting for them on Monday.

[Games]
Between Myth 2 and Facebook, I don't have much time!

[Mood]
Still good =]