29 December 2008

Recreational Paintball Game - 11 Jan 2009

Recreational Paintball Game - 11 Jan 2009
Group: predominately colleagues
Date: 11 Jan 2009
Time: 12-2pm, be there at 11.30am for briefing
Where: BottleTree Park  http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-get-to-bottle-tree-park.html
Costs: $50
What to bring / wear: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-to-prepare-if-you-are-going-for.html


25 December 2008

Armor Defence

Armor Defence

hints vs "monsters":
Bullies - use water pistols against them. plant rulers behind them.
Water balloons - prevent them from touching your base.
Old lady - don't let them touch your rulers!

Battle Rage: The Robot Wars [2008]

Battle Rage: The Robot Wars [2008]
Prawnkid thought that this is my type of game; looks interesting - kinda reminds me of Virtual On.

22 December 2008

Operation Busted Cherry - 18th Jan 2009

Operation Busted Cherry - 18th Jan 2009
from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=753.0

Join us in welcoming the new year by house painting the new site Wink Yes! we have got a new area to play in with 3 ramshackle houses Smiley

Scenario details to follow.

This is scenario paintball and totally different from the usual paintball games you have played in Singapore. The Wargh!Zone is set on the side of a hill with bunkers and unlike paintball places in Singapore, there is no middle line dividing each half of the battlefield thus allowing for flanking maneuvers and ambushes along the trails. This will be the closest you will ever come to a real battlefield.

Rifleman Kit - $60
1. a paintball marker (gun)
2. paintball mask, protective vest (for ladies only).
3. 300 paintballs

Fire Support Kit - $80
1. a paintball marker (gun)
2. paintball mask, protective vest (for ladies only).
3. 500 paintballs

*Lunch - $5
*2 way transfer - $30 (Kranji MRT - Bt Ramly - Kranji MRT)
*Extra Paintballs ->
100 paintballs @ $15
500 paintballs @ $60

Group rates are applicable. (*4 or more pax taking the support pack)

Players who prefer to self-drive are welcomed to convoy with us.

*This event takes place in Johor about 30-40mins away from the checkpoint.

10 December 2008

Fishing Girl

Long time since I posted any games.. here's
Fishing Girl

07 December 2008

BTO dates for december

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=123.0;topicseen

BTO dates for December are:
17 Dec (6pm)
27 Dec (5pm)

PM in proper format to register.

Skirmish - "5566", 20081206


photos without watermarks are from Darren. Please observe copyrights, thanks.

02 December 2008

New to Speedball? Some basic tips and concepts

New to Speedball?  Here's some basic tips and concepts
p.s. I took the liberties of using the recent BTO pictures as examples.  If anyone wishes their photos removed, please drop me a comment.

edit: expanded on "Attack" and "Support"
edit2: though crude, the map is drawn by yours truly, please do not use it without permission

Keep your exposed areas to a minimum

Move to a new cover if it offers a new angle of attack

2. Information
Know where your opponents are - to adjust your cover accordingly

Relay enemy positions to your frontman/backman

Let your frontman knows if someone is sneaking up on him

3. Attack
Pop out from different sides of your bunker.  Take a snap from the top, left, right, top-left, top-right, etc.  Then hide back in.

Avoid coming out from the top as it exposes a lot of your body but can do it as a surprise move

Cross shoot - which is to shoot diagonally across the field to threaten your opponent's sense of security and catch him unaware

Make bunkering moves from the blind side of the opponent - but for sportsmanship, please shoot him where it does not hurt (eg: shoes, harness)

4. Support
Keep your opponents bunkered down, even when there's nothing to shoot at

Guard your frontman's back

One of the backman's job is to guard the frontman.  If he get's shot out, it means that the backman is not firing enough!

5. Have fun
Remember that all these started from having FUN!  Do not lose sight of that =)


01 December 2008

Here's evidence that I don't always stick out my marker

Here's evidence that I don't always stick out my marker :p

pictures by Darren Leow
source: http://www.photoblog.com/darrenleow/2008/10/15/spns-part-4.html

BTO on 30th Nov, Sunday, Photos

Hi to all those who just completed the BTO, congrats. Hope to see you around.
Here's the links to my photos. Sorry for the quality, it's limited by the camera and the photographer (me) :p

If anyone wants the full res photos, please contact me within the week.
After that, I'll purge the photos from my hdd, leaving only the online copies

p.s. still in the midst of uploading, it should complete by 12.30am
p.s.s. free to use except for commercial purposes

28 November 2008

BTO on 30th Nov, Sunday, update 2

Response is good, with 24 players signed up.

This time round, there'll be a MCQ test together. Good luck everyone!

I will also be there to support my cousin. At the same time, I'll be taking photos to the BTO and releasing it back to them with no strings attached. I've cleared this with Jane and so I'll be taking pictures from inside the field. I hope I don't get shot up too much!

25 November 2008

What's happening on Dec 6?

1. 3-6pm, Skirmish in field 3

Teams attending:
Wargh! Nuts
Contract Killers
Red Sevens
see here: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/11/wargh-nuts-training-on-dec-6-sat-2008.html

2. 4-6pm, Recreational game in field 1

Courtesy of Knife, thanks for letting us tag on.

Knife's side - 9
Kevin's side - 6
Wilson's side - 3
see here: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/11/6-dec-sat-recreational-paintball-game.html

once again..
what to wear/bring: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-to-prepare-if-you-are-going-for.html
how to go: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-get-to-bottle-tree-park.html


23 November 2008

Reactions: easily engage your readers

from: http://buzz.blogger.com/2008_11_01_archive.html

One of our goals at Blogger is to make it easy for authors to get feedback on their content; we believe that authors are driven in part by the reactions and criticisms offered by their readers, and that these interactions enhance the quality of blog content. In support of this effort, we're launching Reactions, simple annotations chosen by authors and given by readers.

With Reactions, readers can easily respond with one click, increasing feedback on posts.

Photo by Kevin Steele

21 November 2008

Trekkies Year-end Chalet BBQ! - 12-14 Dec 2008 (Fri-Sun). update 1

[startrek.sg 1]
-from fahmi

Day 1

6pm to 9pm: Dinner (Canadian Pizza)
9pm to 11pm: Night Tour and Ghost Hunting

Day 2

10am to 7pm: SCIFI Video Screening
5pm to 8pm: BBQ and Dinner
8pm to 10pm: Games

Day 3
8am to 10am: Breakfast and Area Cleaning
11am: Book Out

Pizza Menu for the Day 1

Hawaiian Classic, Meat Lover, Classic Italian, Chessy Turkey
old link: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/11/trekkies-year-end-chalet-bbq-12-14-dec.html

Warlords Heroes - from maker of Achilles

Warlords Heroes - from maker of Achilles

old link: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/01/achilies.html

16 November 2008

Paintball World Cup Asia (Malaysia), updates 2

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=405.30;topicseen

Red Sevens: Won 7 Draw 1 Lost 3

R7 are through to the next round!

Team Damnation: Won 3 Lost 8

Unfortunately TD didn't make it to Day 3 despite a strong fight, however! TD won their last game against the R7s with Chak and Brian surviving the game!

Well done TD!

Fight on R7s!

More games tomorrow.

14 November 2008

Paintball World Cup Asia (Malaysia), updates 1

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=405.30;topicseen

Latest and freshest:

Red Sevens: Won 4 Draw 1 Lost 1
Team Damnation: Won 2 Lost 3


More games tomorrow.

6 Dec, Sat, Recreational Paintball Game (Restarted)

edit1: number playing
edit2: number playing

Player (Knife) has kindly offered slots for us to play.
Date: Dec 6, Saturday
Place: Bottle Tree Park, Khatib (see link)
Field: Field 1, recreational
Be there at 3.30pm for briefing

I myself will be having team training in field 3, won't be joining you guys, but I'll pop around from time to time.

Original list:
Knife (6 on his side)

Interested list:
Kevin (6 on his side)
Wilson (3 on his side)

Useful links


Trekkies Year-end Chalet BBQ! - 12-14 Dec 2008 (Fri-Sun)

[startrek.sg 1]
from: http://www.startrek.com.sg/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4676&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Time: From 12 Dec 2008 (inclusive) To 13 Dec 2008 (inclusive)
Dear Star Trek Fans & Friends ...

You are cordially invited to the Trekkies Year-end Chalet BBQ Party in Dec 2008! [Very Happy]

Date: 12-14 Dec 2008 (Fri-Sun)
Time: - TBA -
Venue: Goldkist Beach Resort, 1110 East Coast Parkway
Chalet No.: F11 (fully air-con double-storey)
Map: http://www.goldkist.sg/Location.html
Fee: - TBA -

Special highlights: BBQ/buffet, Marathon Video Screening, Marathon Star Trek Board Games, CCG tourney, and Trekkies Party Games ... with lots of prizes! Pls sign up now! [Very Happy]

Special thanks to Trekkies Fahmi and lanman for booking the chalet.

11 November 2008

Paintball World Cup Asia (Malaysia)

Good luck to the 2 Singapore teams going to WCA: Red Sevens and Team Damnation. Chak will be playing as a guest player with Team Damnation.
All the best!

Speedball Documentary Introduction - by lumhui from RJC

edit: corrected authorship

Speedball Documentary Introduction - by lumhui from RJC.
p.s. please correct me if the authorship is wrong

Wargh! Nuts Training on Dec 6, Sat, 2008

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=619.0

Wargh! Nuts will be having their training on Dec 6, Saturday. Anyone who is BTO certified is welcomed to have a skirmish with us, as the Speedball scene is a walk-in culture - there is no booking, nor can booking be done.
So if you are BTO certified, please join us.

What is BTO?

When is the next BTO?
Currently the BTO looks like it's fully booked. Please check the forums for the next session.

9 Nov, A Trek Among The Stars

[startrek.sg 1]
9 Nov, Saturday

With some local StarTrek fans, we had a hike from Horts Park to Mount Faber

Write up by CaptainPhoton

Photos by Me:

07 November 2008

How to change your favicon for Blogger / Blogspot

How to change your favicon for Blogger / Blogspot

1. Register an account at http://www.iconj.com/
2. Copy the dynamic codes
3. Backup your template
4. Edit your template
5. Paste it between and
6. Save

initial guide - http://dummies-guide-to-google-blogger.blogspot.com/2008/06/favicon-generator-free-host-blog.html
fix for newer version of blogger - http://blogger-tricks.blogspot.com/2008/10/fix-for-missing-favicon.html
free icon hosting - http://www.iconj.com/

05 November 2008

6 Dec, Sat, Recreational Paintball Game (Cancelled)

edit: due to lack of interests, we're calling this off. Sorry for inconvenience caused.

My FavIcon (look at the URL locator)

edit: add link to create your favicon

An hour of reading through tips and tricks and here it is, I've changed my favicon. Look at the URL locator and the start of the tab.

This works only for newer browsers that support tabbed browsing like FireFox 2 and up, Safari (all versions?)and IE 7

How to create your favicon?

04 November 2008

6 Dec, Sat, Recreational Paintball Game (Previously 23 Nov, Sun)

edit: due to lack of interests, we're calling this off. Sorry for inconvenience caused.

Hi all,
change of date, please take note
previous: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/10/23-nov-paintball-game-sunday-12-3.html

I'm tagging along a fellow paintballer (Serotonin) in the community for his recreational game. Is there any takers?
place: Red Dynasty, Bottle Tree Park
date: 6 Dec, Saturday
time: 4.30pm to 7pm, please *be there* at 4pm for briefing
costs: $50 pax
aim: hopefully, the experienced players can guide the new ones

please email/msn or leave a comment here if you're interested

30 October 2008

23 Nov, Sun, Recreational Paintball Game, --> changed to 6 Dec, Sat

see updated post: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/11/6-dec-sat-paintball-game-previously-23.html

I'm tagging along a fellow paintballer (Serotonin) in the community for his recreational game. Is there any takers?
place: Red Dynasty, Bottle Tree Park
date: 23 Nov, Sunday
time: 12-3pm, please *be there* at 11.30am for briefing
costs: $50 pax
aim: hopefully, the experienced players can guide the new ones

please email/msn or leave a comment here if you're interested

29 October 2008

Why I love paintball...

Why I love paintball... or painball, or bruiseball, or any other unflattering names

I love the idea of Counter-Strike or Call of Duty, where one wins by being strategically smart. Or more realistically, I would like to play SWAT, which features room by room clearing and requires instant situational judgment.

All the mental and physical agility needed to juggle a keyboard and a mouse is beyond me.  Even if I manage it, I would get a terrible headache.

Paintball is fast; Paintball is scary.

I can "kill" strangers without getting nightmares.  I can play badly without someone calling me noob in the face.  I do not have to content with kids with no game ethics.  I can improve my fitness and see results in my game.

I wish to clarify that inflicting pain upon others is not my goal and joy.  If it is possible to play painless Paintball, I'm all for it - since it can bring more people in.  The resulting bruise is but an unfortunate by-product of the speed a paintball requires.  You wouldn't want to play a game where the balls have a range of 5m, do you?  Anyway, for those who are bothered with the bruises, they can always look for clothing with extra protection.

On top of personal satisfaction of guys' need to "win", Paintball is a team ball.  Individual skills can go only that far.  Having a good team is a reward by itself.

28 October 2008

BTO on 30th Nov, Sunday (Almost Fully Booked)

edit1: date confirmed as 30th Nov, Sunday
edit2: info: currently the BTO looks like it's fully booked. Please check the forums for the next session.

Another round of BTO, anyone interested to play competitive paintball, please read up.

What is BTO? http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/08/paintball-how-to-get-certified-to-play.html

26 October 2008

MPOC Leg 5, Div 4 update 2

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=468.60;topicseen

Latest updates on the showings of Singapore teams:

Div 3
Red Sevens - Round 2 (10th after Round 1)
ExsequorX ATROX - Round 1 (17th after Round 1)

Div 4
PSG Warfreakz - 2nd position for Div 4 (1st after Round 1)
Red Dynasty - 4th position for Div 4 (6th after Round 1)
Damnation Wargh! - 2nd Round (8th after Round 1)

Congratulations to PSG Warfreakz on an excellent showing.

MPOC Leg 5, Div 4 update

Div 4 - A new division in Malaysia that allows and provide for mechanical rental markers.  Div 1~3 require teams to have their own markers.

Seems like Damnation/Wargh! made it into the quarter finals, as reported on TD's blog.  As at yesterday, Chak reported getting shot on the neck. Will sms Chak later on their results.

25 October 2008

TOS Animated Series -AUD$19.97


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Take the opportunity of the better exchange rate now....

Attention International Customers
This title will incur a $18.00 shipping & insurance charge in addition to the international price

23 October 2008

Look out, Mr Johnson

You are a pink ghost out to protect Mr Johnson.

STAR-Trek. A night walk along the Southern Ridges

[startrek.sg 1]

Fellow Trekkers,
would like to propose taking an evening hike along the Southern Ridges, from Hort's Park to Mount Faber. The ending point is chosen for the convenient for all to have:
1. dinner
2. transport home

Please vote on your preferred date. As time is short, I will follow the decision of the majority. I am free on either days but prefers Saturday.

No fence sitters please. Even if you are ok with both dates. Please choose a date, thanks

Feel free to bring along your friends or better halves. This is a leisure hike but the participant should be able to negotiate steps and slopes. As a rough gauge, if you can walk 10km on flat ground without pains, you should be able to traverse this path.


Possible Dates:
8 Nov (Sat)
9 Nov (Sun)

Meeting place:
Hort's Park

Time to meet:

Start Point:
Hort's Park

End Point:
Mount Faber - Harbour Front Center

End Time:



SPNS Leg 3: Wargh! Nuts's matches

2 Oct, Sunday.

This is the write-up for my team - Wargh! Nuts, on their games in SPNS Leg 3.
Apologies for lacking detail towards the end as we were too tired and one game simply melted into another. It didn't help that I couldn't have the points for the qualifying rounds to help me work out how many men we lost.

This write-up is for record-sake as well as sharing with friends. It is not my intention to gloat at other teams. If you wish to contest any part of this post, please do send me a mail or a comment. Anonymous posts will not be entertained, thank you.

Although this post has received the inputs of my team; this is a personal "project". It is my own view and in no way reflect the views of my team - Wargh! Nuts.

1. Red Fraction
make-up: Chak, Joran, Zeonic
Our opponents: 2 went left; 1 went right.
We shot the right guy (SpaceMonkey), followed by the guy in the Coke behind the Snake. There was one lady left in the snake (Mad Devil).

"Flank him!"

Zeonic suppressed her from the front. Joran came from the side. Chak was already running for the flag.
We shot her out, giving us our first win. Won.

MP:3, ED:3

2. Hot Fuzz
make-up: Joran, Chak, KongBa
We shot everyone out except for a guy in the right. Chak and Joran went to the deaths, uncoordinated. KongBa guessed the correct direction of attack but got shot out. Lost.

MP:0, ED:-1

3. Team Damnation 2
make-up: Joran, KongBa, Zeonic
Both sides play defensively. KongBa was covering Grant. Joran was doing nothing effective from the Temple.
At the last minute, Joran went up to the Car Wash but was too far ahead of KongBa to cover; got shot out. Drew.
"I could only cover you up to the Dorito and the edge of the CarWash. No more than that.."
MP:1, ED:-1

4. PSG Bravo
makeup: Chak, KongBa, Zeonic
Chak and KongBa were left standing against a lone PSG Bravo player. "Our Dorito!", shouted Chak. KongBa got shot; Chak avenged him.

MP:3, ED:1?

5. Contract Killers
make-up: Chak, Joran, KongBa
KongBa was on the right can but he had problems with his marker; allowing one of them to move up to the CarWash unopposed. The game quickly collapsed. Lost.
MP:0, ED:-3

6. 20th Legion
make-up: Joran, Chak, Zeonic
"This is make or break, guys. We must win this one!"
Chak or Zeonic shot out one guy. Joran went for the CarWash, possibly shooting out someone. Fire from Sg3eef forced Joran to duck in. As he charged up to bunker Joran, the marshal called Joran out so that he was spared and Sg3eef held his fire. Zeonic was shot out at this point and Sg3eef held his position at the CarWash. The stage was now between Sg3eef and Chak.
KongBa on the outside was wondering why Sg3eef never came up to shoot Chak. Sg3eef's trigger had actually fell apart and he was making a show of being bored - waiting for Chak to make his move. Chak did not dare to advance as he couldn't figure out what his opponent was up to.
Finally, Sg3eef got bored and threw some paintballs by hand at Chak. That led to a short but comical chase scene between them. Won.
MP:3. ED:1

7. Kamikaze
make-up: Joran, KongBa, Zeonic
KongBa took left; Joran center; Zeonic right. Both sides held their ground.
Joran saw one of the marshal raising his hands and assumed it meant that time is short. He called for KongBa to cover him and dashed for the CarWash. Calling for cover again, he ran up to the opponents' Dorito and realised his mistake - there was already someone there.
Panicking under fire, he called for his team to move out. There was a short duel and the opponent behind the Dorito was shot out. Nothing more was being done as time went out. Drew.
MP:1, ED:1

8. Run Away Gunners
makeup: Chak, KongBa, Zeonic

MP:3, ED:3?

9. PSG Bravo
make-up: Chak, Joran, KongBa?
We took one out somehow. Left CarWash and Snake.
Joran shot snake and got bunkered.
Chak then shot the last guy. Won.
MP:3, ED:2

10. PSG Bravo
make-up: Joran, KongBa, Zeonic?
No one can recall anything at this stage... Lost.
MP:0, ED:?

11. PSG Bravo
make-up: Joran, KongBa, Chak?
Kongba on the 20s tomb left
Chak on the right
Joran went up to opponents Dorito, realised ammo low -.-"
Last Bravo guy tried to bunker Joran but was repelled by Chak / KongBa?
Joran ran back to Snake position to pod up but the game was won by his backmen. Won.
MP:3, ED:3

12. Carnage
make-up: Chak, Raymond, Zeonic
Kongba out on the break
Chak right Dorito side
Zeonic Snake side
Zeonic crossed out 1
Chak moved to Dorito then tried to bunker tom but failed
While Chak was running up, Zeonic ran up Snake side and bunkered both
Zeonic got the flag. However, he was found to have been shot on the gas pipe and was called 1 for 1. Lost.
MP:0, ED:-1

13. Carnage
make-up: Joran, KongBa, Zeonic
Zeonic claimed he sat out.
Chak claimed he sat out.
ST supposedly told Chak that we lost.
Cannot recall anything. Lost.
MP:0, ED:?

14. Team Damnation 1
make-up: Joran, Raymond, Zeonic.

15. Team Damnation 1
make-up: Chak, Raymond, Zeonic

16. Team Damnation 1
make-up: Chak, Raymond, Zeonic

21 October 2008

Rapid Wars: still playing

Got a bit bored so continued to play this...
Pixelated shooter http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2008/09/rapid-wars.html

16 October 2008

Neo Tower Defense

Neo Tower Defense
by Justin Nelson
Neo Tower Defence is a tower defence game loosely based off the space sim Allegiance. It features a wide variety of towers and support buildings along with a complex research system.
Typical Defence game but the upgrades make things interesting -joran

15 October 2008

Things learnt from SPNS Leg 3

Things learnt from SPNS Leg 3
  1. When in a 3:1 advantage; move together!
  2. When shooting, do not stick your marker way out
  3. When sticking your marker way out, do not let yourself be caught on film
  4. Micro-sleeping is BAD; sleep early for the big game
  5. Pod up before bunkering; save yourself and your opponent un-necessary stress
  6. Trust yourself. When it's time to act, act.

14 October 2008

SPNS Leg 3: "We got 4th!"

2 Oct, Sunday.

We started the day with a win, a loss and a draw. That got things rolling.

By match 5, we had 2 wins, 2 draws and a loss. We bought 2 bags of paint and made it a point to play our games like we are going to be kicked out of the qualifying round.

Lunch was soon over and our games resumed in earnest. We were joined by ST. =)

By match 7, we had 4 wins, 2 draws and a loss. We're in the Quarter Finals! We bought another 2 bags of paint.

--from this point forward, all games are played with the format of best of 3, for a win--

We were ranked 6th from the qualifying matches. This places us against 3rd place - PSG Warfreaks Bravo. We received donations of leftover paint from team XXL. We won the first match; they won the second. Luckily we won the third match to seal the game and secure our slot for the Semi Finals. We bought another bag of paint.

We're now matched against 2nd place Carnage. We lost 2 games straight. We got more donations of paint from Warfreakz (Alpha) and Warfreaks (Bravo).

Now fighting for the 3rd and 4th placing, we were matched against Team Damnation 1. The final score was 2:1. We lost and got 4th place.

The final champions are:
1. Carnage
2. Mid Life Crusaders
3. Team Dammnation 1

Nobody ever remembers the 4th place but we are happy. Thank you to the various teams for their donations and encouragement. See you next year.





My compilation (taken from above sources)

From 200810_spns3


Article: PSG Warfreakz crowned paintball champions

PSG Warfreakz crowned paintball champions

10 October 2008

SPNS Leg 3 (12 October 2008) Announcement

from: http://www.weplaypaintball.com/forum/index.php?topic=357.75;topicseen

Singapore Paintball Novice Series 2008
Grand Champions of inaugural tournament to be crowned on Sunday

SINGAPORE, 8 October 08 – The overall champions of Singapore’s inaugural paintball tournament will be crowned after the 3rd leg of the Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) 2008 on 12 October at the Red Dynasty Paintball Park in Yishun.

“It will be history in the making as we will be crowning the first overall champion for the Singapore Paintball Novice Series,” said Jane Koh, President of the Paintball Association Singapore (PBAS).

“This is an exciting time for paintball in Singapore as the participation for the tournament over the three legs has been very encouraging. We hope that the success of the SPNS will encourage more people to consider playing paintball as a competitive sport,” she added.

The first and second legs of SPNS 2008 were held in March and June this year. Teams are allowed to play in any leg or commit themselves to the entire series to accumulate championship points to be crowned Grand Champion of the series.

The competition will be played on a 3-on-3 format with each team comprising of three first team players and two reserve players. The field layout and rules are based on the Millennium Series, a highly popular and competitive pan-European paintball league.

The PBAS have invited Mr Junaidi Kalil, President of the Malaysia Paintball Marshalls and Head of Rules and Regulations for the Paintball Asia League Series to officiate the final leg of the SPNS as Head Marshal. Mr Junaidi began officiating in 2003 and was the first Asian to officiate at the Millennium Series during the Paris World Cup 2005.

The Singapore Paintball Novice Series 2008 is sanctioned by Paintball Association of Singapore (PBAS) and supported by the Singapore Sports Council, Bottle Tree Park, Red Dynasty Paintball Park, Squad Skinz, Aspire Crystal, Streetballax, Napshot and Red Sevens Paintball Team.

For more information on the SPNS and tournament paintball in Singapore, please visit http://www.weplaypaintball.com/SPNS.html.

SPNS Leg 3 field layout

Exited =]

09 October 2008

Tippmann: Customise your X7

Customisable Paintball Marker - Customise your Tippmann X7

Upgrade-able to a E-marker, using E-Grip. Capable to 20 bps.

For those that have to play with mech markers or don't like to use batteries; there's a mechanical grip for rapid fire, up to 15 bps.

If one day I strike a lottery..

08 October 2008

Mastermind: WC

Conquest/Dungeon-Keeper type game
Plot to destroy the world

Chess: overloading

In chess, one of the tactics is to overload the demands on a defender, compromising its abilities.


demo / try out

02 October 2008

SPNS Leg 3: Information



Walk the field - 11 October 2008 (sat, 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm)

Captain's briefing and draw lots - 11 October 08 (sat, 6.00 pm), please be punctual.

Event Day- 12 October 08 (8.00 am)


Dodge your own bullets

27 September 2008

Sporty people are nice people

I have always thought that. That they are friendly and sociable, born from the desire to be outdoors and have fun.

-disclaimer: this covers badminton, paintball and other physical games I play.

Experiences over recent years have soured this view a bit.
-Noob calling - old bone of content.
-Elitist - pros don't want to play with you.
-Unsporting - One example, I had a relatively inexperienced badminton partner. An opponent kept making drop shots in front of her, knowing that she can't cover it 99% of the time. Since it's apparent, why does he keep scoring that way? Is winning 21-0 that way, that gratifying?

Winning a game requires us to take advantage of an opponent's weakness. Doing things that your opponent have no defense against, repeatedly in a recreational game, sucks!
-It's like making a smash hit at a newbie player in badminton.
-Serving a spin to a rookie table tennis player.
-Or using Zeus to zap opponents to death in DOTA's -wtf mode, as the abilities have no cool down delays.

Recently, there was a spate in the local blogs in one of the sports I play. I chose to keep my nose out of it. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a blog in another country laughing at us. Aren't they sportsmen as well?

Generally, I can still say the outdoor type is still a nice breed. However, there are bad sheeps everywhere.

Facebook - crazy taxi link

Crazy book game - Crazy Taxi link

25 September 2008

StarFlight (pc)

Some links I found




Star Trek TNG Enterprise D Ship - By Art Asylum, coming dec 2008

Enterprise D model, with Saucer seperation, coming Dec, 2008.
Nice thing about it is that the Saucer and the Star drive section will be held by magnets.  No more pin joints!

Sales pitch: http://diamondselecttoys.com/store.asp?p=category.asp%3FCategoryID%3D335

Magnets holding saucer need to be in center and NOT on the sides.   Is there going to be a problem with the button on the saucer?   Seems to make the saucer fall off…   Will magnets be strong enough to hold a button push or should we use the button on the back of the ship as the main button?

When the saucer section is separated, the saucer section will automatically sound the following phrase “emergencysaucersepREV”+”Undocking Saucer Noise”
For exclusive version, when saucer is separated only “Undocking Saucer Noise” will activate. All other functions remain the same.

http://www.artasylum.com/blog/2009/04/enterprise-nc1701-d-the-only-way-to-explore-the-universe/ (updated on 20120404)


21 September 2008

ST:The Experience In Vegas Closed Down

Joran: Came across this

Hers some sad news I only went to it once in my lifetime but after 10 years they shut it down it will be missed by all Star Trek fans and kids at heart alike.Here is the story from CNN.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- After a decade at the final frontier, Star Trek: The Experience is going where no Las Vegas Strip attraction wants to go.

With a decommissioning ceremony -- as befits any great vessel -- the exhibit and its replica of the starship Enterprise are closing Monday.

Thousands of trekkies are "beaming up" from across the United Federation of Planets, er, the United States and around the world one last time, according to exhibit spokesman Chad Boutte.

Some seek a final encounter with the Borg, the television show's race of organic robot aliens who tell everyone "resistance is futile." Others just want to share a farewell drink -- likely a stiff Warp Core Breach, with 10 ounces of rum -- with fellow fans at the attraction's restaurant.

Employees dressed as aliens discuss the minutiae of their worlds' mythologies with visitors who learn, in typically circular trekkie logic, that the exhibit is a "time station" for transporting researchers and equipment between the 21st and 24th centuries.

For $49.99, fans can enjoy two virtual rides and the Museum of the Future, with costumes, "phasers" and Mr. Spock's coffin. More than 3 million people have come through since the Experience opened in 1998.

In the end, the frontier the USS Enterprise couldn't breach was earthly: The attraction's owner, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., and the Las Vegas Hilton, its landlord, couldn't agree on a new lease. They worked as a typical landlord and retail tenant, with Cedar Fair keeping all revenue from the attraction, said hotel spokesman Ira David Sternberg.

Trekkies are incensed. They've scrawled reminiscences about the exhibit on the walls inside, and they're calling Cedar Fair and the hotel to complain. But their online rumor that the space the exhibit occupies will become a theater for pop star Michael Jackson is unfounded, Sternberg said. He said nothing's decided.

Karen and Eric Klein, from Easton, Pennsylvania, had planned to renew their wedding vows at the Experience on their 10th anniversary but came this week instead, four years early.

A Federation captain told them during the ceremony on the bridge of the Enterprise that the energy between them created their love.

"He had his own schtick, and it was very beautiful, and it actually made the moment even that much better," said Eric Klein, 39, still holding his wife's hand outside the gift shop. "It wasn't simply being on the bridge, it really felt very emotional."

Star Trek The Tour' Is Now 'Star Trek The Exhibition


15 September 2008

Blood lust

Pellets pounding on my bunker. I peeked out. Someone moved. I fired.
I ducked. I peeked out. Someone moved. I shot.
Who's that? I don't know.

I took me a while to get this under control. In the thick of action, my opponents blur into targets. I do not aim for people; I aim at targets. This is too much adrenaline taking over and not very good in the overall tactics.

Newbies shoot at everything that moves. That includes marshals, birds (yes, birds) and irritated "dead" players who were just trying to make their way back to the starting frame.

To shift away from this; I simply hide. Hold my fire and peek around. Who's that? Their snake guy? Their leader? Both are prime targets. Call out their positions and get your back guys to pin them down.

Thus slowly, I see my targets.

14 Sep Recreational Paintball game - the actual day

The biggest turnout ever, thanks to everyone.

+happy part - everyone had fun, I hope
-unhappy part - triggers were a bit too "happy". I get 3-4 shots as I'm dead, with my hands on my head
-caused a little stir - firing after ceasefire. Got pple complaining about it...

Why this is such a big hoo-ha?
After ceasefire, things are supposed to be *safe*. Gates are open and guards are down. For all the safety precautions that make paintball safe; these lapses are how accidents happen. Even though no malicious intent was there, but the sound of a marker going off just set off everyone's nerves. Please don't ever do that.

A - garang team
B - sniper team
C - old + young team

  1. Joran (myself)
  2. Jackson
  3. Jackson: fren1
  4. Johana
  5. Savagekilla
  6. Savagekilla: Brian
  7. Savagekilla: Brian: gf
  8. Savagekilla: Bernard
  9. Savagekilla: Justin
  10. Kit Chan
  11. Kit Chan: Fren1
  12. Kit Chan: Fren2
  13. Aoxiang
  14. Ah Yam
  15. Butters


14 September 2008

14 sep Recreational Paintball game namelist - r4

9 sep: updated
11 sep: updated
14 sep: updated

"On" list
  1. Joran (myself)
  2. Jackson
  3. Jackson: fren1
  4. Derek
  5. Derek: fren1
  6. Derek: fren2
  7. Smeagol
  8. Johana
  9. Savagekilla
  10. Savagekilla: Brian
  11. Savagekilla: Brian: gf
  12. Savagekilla: Bernard
  13. Savagekilla: Justin
  14. Kit Chan
  15. Kit Chan: Fren
  16. Aoxiang
  17. Ah Yam
  18. Butters

Consider list
  1. Morgaga
  2. Eric

Start "reporting" now..
Venue: BottleTree Park, Khatib
Time: 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Gathering time: 4.15pm
  • Briefing: 4.30pm. Compulsory for new players; don't be late!
  • End time: 7pm

Costs: $50 pax

Useful links


13 September 2008


Pixelated platform game.
If you like those games that need precise thrusts from your rockets..

10 September 2008

09 September 2008

Paintball 20080907

Wargh! Nuts decided to kick up their training for SPNS. In a show of confidence, everyone "anything"-ed it to Joran, yours truely. In an equally democratic gesture, I picked 2 dates: 7 Sept and 27 Sept.

We managed to invite R7 and A.S.S. - this time formed by members of Hot Fuzz, ExsequorX, Kamikaze.

In one of the game vs Red Sevens, Zeonic sent me to die again. He saw that I was rectifying my marker (gun) and he told me to charge. I did and went for the snake, shot Jane out. Later, it was revealed that he intended to sacrifice me as a distraction while he runs up. If that guy does it ONE more time.. or rather, the THIRD time, he'll get it. Grrr...

We had 4 more games with A.S.S. and that gave us.. Wow! 8 games in all! Expanding only 250 rounds. Happy =)

Thank you to all for the games.

07 September 2008

My paintball forum avatar

kongba designed an avatar for each of us..

kongba (artist, copyright 2008): joran.....i see u as a brain thinking freak.............wakakakakak

03 September 2008

01 September 2008

Rapid Wars

edit: fixed broken links
note: jayisgames.com requires IE to launch games. So Firefox users should switch to IE emulation. I recommend the plugin IE Tabs.

Colourful shooter; Read the review

Official site: http://www.oopixel.com/

Click here to play: http://www.oopixel.com/rapidwars/

31 August 2008

Possible Leg 3 training dates (for me)

[september leg 3 training]
6, joran, chak, kongba
7, joran, chak, kongba

13, joran, chak, kongba

27, joran, chak, kongba
28, joran, kongba

The last canopy

edit: IE only

Side scroller
Fairy fights against humanity by absorbing their powers

"BFD (Bovine Flatulent Defense)" by Dan Black

edit: IE only

Defend your farm with cows

30 August 2008

Star Trash

edit: this game is driving me crazy
edit: still driving me crazy

Cutesy Defense Game
Parody of Star Trek and South Park

official site (developer): http://www.freecreationgames.net/?q=node/61


Castle Smasher

catapult game

29 August 2008

14 sep Recreational Paintball game namelist - r3

edit: updated

Guys... I need to get confirmations very soon...

"On" list
  1. Joran (myself)
  2. Jackson
  3. Jackson: Yanru
  4. Jackson: Yanru: bf
  5. Derek
  6. Smeagol
  7. Winnie
  8. Butters
  9. Johana
  10. Saveagekilla: Brian
  11. Saveagekilla: Brian: gf

Consider list
  1. Xinyan
  2. David
  3. Saveagekilla
  4. Ah Yam
  5. Morgaga
  6. Weijin
  7. Winne's fren
  8. Aoxiang
  9. Liyan
  10. Saveagekilla: Bernard
  11. Saveagekilla: Justin

Start "reporting" now..
Venue: BottleTree Park, Khatib
Time: 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Gathering time: 4.15pm
  • Briefing: 4.30pm. Compulsory for new players; don't be late!
  • End time: 7pm

Costs: $50 pax

Useful links


Some more SPNS leg 2 photos

Some more SPNS leg 2 photos

27 August 2008

Explaination of labels

I've decided to remove the label list from display. This post shall act as a site map.

blog - regarding this blog
broadcast - things that made it into the news or highly excites me

commentary - got something to say

gameArcade - games found in arcade centers or console based
gameFlash - online flash games
gamePC - pc games
gameSocial - games that needs others to play with you, excludes paintball as it already has a "super-tag"
games - "super-tag" involving games

grumble - something to complain about

links - hyperlinks to other sites, excludes gameFlash

onlineVideo - online videos

paintball - "super-tag". covers all paintball topics
pball_Gear - my gear or anything on paintball gear
pball_RD5 - rd5 league
pball_SPNS - singapore paintball novice series
pball_team - my team

reflections - things to think about

share - things to share
social - my social life
startrek - startrek stuffs

Paintball, how to get certified to play without the safety line and competitive play

edit1: updated

~~if you want to be BTO-ed, aka certified for competitive play~~
1. register in forum

2. come to this thread

What is the BTO?
The SPNS Basic Tournament Orientation (BTO) is designed to ensure that all participants at Red Dynasty Paintball Park are competent to play competitive paintball in accordance with PBAS requirements.

The course will be conducted by the Paintball Association of Singapore (PBAS). In this course, participants will learn about paintball safety and how to handle the marker in order to ensure a safe playing environment for everyone.
After the theory lesson, participants will be required to undergo a MCQ test before a practical test. Only after passing this practical test would they be allowed to play in the SPNS and the RD5 League and train w/o a centre line.

Do note that people is for people who want to be part of the paintball community - it is not just for people who want to play on field 3 and not join in the tournament paintball culture. The tournament paintball culture is one of walk-in, sharing of the field and scrimmages against other teams. Private practice sessions are subject only to field availability.

24 August 2008

RD5: 24th Aug 2008

edit1: team make-ip

[copied from forums]

We're A.S.S.

  1. Chak
  2. Jayex
  3. Joran
  4. Kongba
  5. Nicky(?)
  6. Sgb33f

Game 1: Redlords vs A.S.S - A.S.S
Game 2: PSG Warfreakz vs Team Damnation - PSG Warfreakz
Game 3: Red Sevens vs Redlords - Red Sevens
Game 4: A.S.S vs PSG Warfreakz - PSG Warfreakz
Game 5: Team Damnation vs Red Sevens - Red Sevens
Game 6: Redlords vs PSG Warfreakz - PSG Warfreakz
Game 7: A.S.S vs Team Damnation - A.S.S
Game 8: Red Sevens vs PSG Warfreakz - PSG Warfreakz
Game 9: Redlords vs Team Damnation - Team Damnation
Game 10: A.S.S vs Red Sevens - Red Sevens

PSG Warfreakz - 4 wins, 0 loss - 100%
Red Sevens - 3 wins, 1 loss - 75%
A.S.S - 2 wins, 2 losses - 50%
Team Damnation - 1 win, 3 losses - 25%
Redlords - 0 win, 4 losses - 0%

22 August 2008

Mad Monday

Mad Monday
High speed shoot them up

20 August 2008

EA: Spore

How did I miss this?..
The SIMs go the evolution path!

19 August 2008

Empire: Contact SE

hugs the fingers
padding for knuckles
micro-fiber for wiping lens on the field

18 August 2008

17 August 2008

Bounty Killers

Bounty Hunters
Cutesy survive-the-horde-shooter, in wild wild west style

14 August 2008

Alpha Bounty

Alpha Bounty
Cutesy shooter that's fun


14 Sep Recreational Paintball game

edit1: time

I'm organising a game on 14th Sep, Sunday
The aim this time is to catch those people who promised me to turn up if the game is on a Sunday or "next-time".

In light of the high attrition rate (60%) the last time, I'm going for a larger turnout of 24 this time. Feel free to ask your friends along but do inform me first so that we don't over-subscribe people.

Here's the a preliminary list I expect to see:
  1. Annalynn
  2. Derek
  3. Huijun
  4. Huijun: Ah Boon
  5. Jackson
  6. Johana
  7. Morgan
  8. Smeagol

Start "reporting" now..
Venue: BottleTree Park, Khatib
Time: 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Gathering time: 4.15pm
  • Briefing: 4.30pm. Compulsory for new players; don't be late!
  • End time: 7pm
Costs: $50 pax

Useful links


12 August 2008

Super HyberDoze

Protect the little girl from nightmares

Anaksha: Female Assassin

Anaksha: Female Assassin
Sniper game - better than the usual stickmen fare

Thailand banned GTA after "copycat murder"

How convenient..
and so I continue my rant. I'm lazy today and will just paste an excerpt from Wikipedia. While this is an utterly disgraceful way of holding a debate, let me point out that politicians who took pot shots at games have no solid grounds to stand on either!

--excerpt from Wikipedia
The most common argument against video games is that they promote violence. A counter-argument commonly expressed in the video game community is that playing these games does not motivate players to actually commit acts of violence in reality; playing a first person shooter does not cause most people to commit murder. A US Secret Service study found that only 12 percent of those involved in school shootings were attracted to violent video games, while 24 percent read violent books and 27 percent were attracted to violent films.[5]
An Australian study found that only children already predisposed to violence were affected by violent games.[6]

my previous post http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2006/11/are-games-evil.html

10 August 2008

What to prepare if you are going for paintball the first time

Items in * are must have
  1. *Cash - $50, plus coins for drinks
  2. *Loose fitting-Long sleeved shirt - that you want to run and get dirty in. If you play to play real rough, please bring elbow guards. Orange colour is not allowed.
  3. Loose fitting-T-short - to be worn underneath your Loose-fitting-Long sleeved shirt. Best if it's dry fit.
  4. *Long pants or jeans - that you want to run and get dirty in. If you play to play real rough, please bring knee guards. They laid gravel behind the bunkers, if you slide on them, you're going to tear your pants.
  5. Cap - for keeping hair clean (optional)
  6. Gloves - for sliding
  7. Elbow guards and knee guards - for rough play
  8. Shoes - that cover your toes
  9. Water - hydration keeps your strength up

  10. Sunblock - I'm just kidding. You're wearing long sleeve already, aren't you? Hello?...
  11. Bath items
  12. Clean clothes
  13. Willingness to have fun - you are here to *play*, not stay clean ;)
  14. Useful post match items
  15. Ice - for your drinks or icing your bruises
  16. Plasters - if you decide to ignore my advice on long sleeves..
links: http://extremesports.suite101.com/article.cfm/paintball_clothing

03 August 2008

2 Aug, Finally

After much work (in organising), it was done.

I'll be arranging another round in Sep, on a Sunday. Hope you guys had fun.

01 August 2008

2 Aug Paintball game status - final

Venue: BottleTree Park, Khatib
Time: 10.30am-1pm, don't be late!
Costs: $30-$50, expect $50
What to wear: Long sleeved clothing that you want to run and get dirty in

Who's on?
  1. Joran (me)
  2. J: Mousey
  3. J: Monkey
  4. Chak
  5. J: Boy Boy
  6. J: Boy Boy's gf
  7. J: Jackson
  8. J: Jackson's friend
  9. C: Stephen
  10. C: Xiaopang
  11. J: Smeagol
  12. J: Savagekilla

31 July 2008

30 July 2008

2 Aug Paintball game status - updated 30 July

edit1: moved Smeagol to "on" list
edit2: added Savagekilla to "on" list
edit3: moved Anna to TBC
edit4: moved Spacemonkey to TBC
edit5: removed Derek

Venue: BottleTree Park, Khatib
Time: 10.30am-1pm, don't be late!
Costs: $30-$50, expect $50
What to wear: Long sleeved clothing that you want to run and get dirty in

Who's on?
  1. Joran (me)
  2. J: Mousey
  3. J: Monkey
  4. Chak
  5. J: Boy Boy
  6. J: Boy Boy's gf
  7. J: Jackson
  8. C: Stephen
  9. C: Xiaopang
  10. J: Smeagol
  11. J: Savagekilla

  1. J: Anna
  2. J: Jackson's friend
  3. Space Monkey

p.s. Always have room for ST *grins*

29 July 2008

My new Empire jersey and ground pounder has arrived

My new Empire jersey and ground pounder has arrived!
$177.55 :p

p.s. We bought from ActionVillage

How to get to Bottle Tree Park

~~How to get to Bottle Tree Park

[By car]
Enter from the direction of Khatib camp

[On foot or taxi]
-If on foot, take a train to Khatib station, then walk as indicated.
-If by taxi, stop at the short line as indicated, the rest are dots

For more info, access the google map here