Utopia !

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The Utopian Experience

Utopia is an interactive game unlike any other on the web. The experience is entirely what you make it. Whether it's simply a way to spend a few minutes a day or an escape from the hassles of the real-world, Utopia affects different people in different ways.

In total, our users have spent well over 50 million hours playing our games over the last several years. During that time, our games have impacted lives in amazing and fantastic ways. Whether it's bringing families together or creating friendships across the world, our users' stories are unique, intriguing, and amazing. Every day, we will feature a unique story below about how Utopia has changed some of our users' lives.



I started to get hooked on the internet because of this game 8-9 years back when im still in my secondary school. Before Utopia, my friends and I are hanging out in Cyber Cafe enjoying the once proud Diablo, Starcraft and Counter Strike until we get raided by the school discipline teacher :P. Then out of nowhere someone started to introduce this game among our school members. The reign of utopia starts in the school until person in charge of the computers in school have to ban the website but then we ( smart ass ) still manage to get on the website.

My friends and I played from noob to noober, from a player in a kingdom into a full friend kingdom then we get mass deleted for cheating lol ! This probably stop most of us from playing. Some of us continue to play on and off for couple years until the year 2008 when chairboy this fellow started to recruit us back to the game.When we are so into the game, this fellow left us ...... lol ...

Even though, we play on and are now in a kingdom mostly consist of wtf Malaysians and Singaporeans. Do COME CHALLENGE US !


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Translated using google translate and some personal modification for non-mandarin reader(ori script at bottom) :P Hope you guys enjoy reading it.



Buffett nearly save the world?
Buffett (Warren Buffett), there is a forgotten voice mail that may save Lehman Brothers a few months ago? Revealed by Mr. Buffett longtime friend, Fortune magazine senior editor Loomis.

It can be imagined for a whole year before that crazy weekend(financial world collapse), Buffett received a large number of calls for help. American International Group (AIG) are eager to raise 18 billion U.S. dollars of funds, pleading for Buffett to lend a helping hand. Buffett told them that, do not waste time on me, I can not do anything for you.

Saturday evening around 6 pm, when Buffett is on the way to Edmonton, Canada to participate in a social activity, he received a call from Barclays Capital's Bob Diamond. Diamond is planning to buy Lehman Brothers, which will pull Lehman back from the brink of bankruptcy, but the British Government is giving him some difficulties. Diamond came up with another plan in the hope Buffett can provide guarantees in order to facilitate smooth transactions. Buffett believes that this trading scheme sounds too complicated, and is difficult for him to discuss through a brief telephone call.So Buffett allow Diamond to fax him the details. When Buffett went back to the hotel room during midnight, he was surprised to find that nothing was sent to him. Lehman Brothers collapsed, the global financial system had gone into a full-scale crisis within a few days.

Voice mail discovered 10 months later...
One day, Buffett asked his daughter Susan what does the small icon in his phone represents: You know what this means? He admitted that he had never truly understand their own cell phone's basic functions. Results, this is the voice mail for Warren Buffett from the Diamond. (This raises another question: Why did Diamond not use the fax as Buffett said?) We all know during the crisis peak Buffett has answer the many phone calls. Sometimes, he would agree to help the panic financiers with a high return.

In the most serious financial crisis last fall, when Buffett injected 5 billion USD into Goldman Sachs Group and receive a cumulative dividend rate of 10% preference shares. Two weeks later, Buffett also received a General Electric (GE) preferred stock and permanent warrants.

Perhaps the moral of the story is that you never want to find yourself in such a situation - matter of survival that depends entirely on an old man's mobile phone. On the other hand, all technical issues aside, you may still say Buffett's such use of mobile phones during the financial crisis is really "an extremely clever feat."


Original Mandarin Version
巴菲特(Warren Buffett)手機中有一個被遺忘數月的語音郵件能夠拯救雷曼兄弟(Lehman Brothers)?

這是《時代》雜志(Time)記者圖穆蒂所敘述的故事,消息來自於巴菲特和他的多年好友、《財富》(Fortune)雜志資深編輯盧米斯共同參加的一次會議。

可以想像,整整一年之前的那個瘋狂週末,金融世界陷入崩潰,巴菲特接到了大量的求助電話。

美國國際集團(AIG)急切地想籌集180億美元資金,懇求巴菲特伸出援助之手。巴菲特對他們說,別在我身上浪費時間,我不能為你們做任何事。

週六傍晚6時左右,當巴菲特準備出門參加加拿大埃德蒙頓的一個社交活動時,他接到了巴克萊資本(Barclays Capital)主管戴蒙德(Bob Diamond)的電話。戴蒙德正打算收購雷曼兄弟,將雷曼從破產邊緣拉回來,但他在英國政府那裡遇到了困難。

戴蒙德希望巴菲特提供擔保因此,戴蒙德想出了另外一個計劃,希望巴菲特能提供擔保,以便推動交易順利進行。

巴菲特認為,這個交易計劃聽起來過於復雜,他很難通過一個簡短電話搞清楚。因此巴菲特讓戴蒙德把具體交易計劃通過傳真發給他。

但當巴菲特午夜時分回到酒店房間的時候,他驚訝地發現甚麼也沒收到。接下來,雷曼兄弟崩潰了,全球金融體系數天之內也陷入了一場全面的危機。

語音郵件10個月後才被發現

時間過去了10個月。有一天,巴菲特問女兒蘇珊自己手機屏幕上的一個小圖標代表了甚麼:你知道這是甚麼意思嗎?他承認自己從未真正瞭解自己手機的基本功能。

結果,這正是那天晚上巴菲特一直等待的來自戴蒙德的語音郵件。(這引發了另一個問題:戴蒙德為甚麼不照巴菲特所說的那樣使用傳真呢?)我們都知道,巴菲特在危機高峰期要答復大量的電話。有時候,他也會同意幫助電話另一端陷入恐慌的金融家,但總是會要求高額的回報。

在去年秋天金融危機最嚴重的時候,巴菲特向高盛集團(Goldman Sachs)注資50億美元,得到了股息率10%的累積優先股。兩週之後,巴菲特還獲得了通用電器(GE)的永久優先股和認股權證。

或許這個故事的教訓是,你永遠不想發現自己身處這樣的境地――事關存亡的交易完全取決於一位老人會不會使用手機。另一方面,拋開所有技術問題,你可能也會說,巴菲特在金融危機期間這麼使用手機真是“絕頂高明”。

星洲日報/財經‧2009.09.16
Source: http://biz.sinchew-i.com/node/27287





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Kiss A Girl

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 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3376759075_b7145c20e0.jpg
Get to know this song when im creating a slideshow in www.slide.com..... it kept on playing for like 20 times and woot, the music suits my ear :)



Keith Urban : Kiss A Girl

To kiss and tell
It's just not my style.
But the night is young,
And it's been a while.
And she broke my heart,
Broke it right in two.
And it's fixing time,
But I'm feeling like I'm finally ready to
Find, find somebody new.
I wanna kiss a girl,
I wanna hold her tight,
And maybe make a little magic in the moonlight.
Don't wanna go too far
Just to take it slow,
But I shouldn't be lonely in this big ol' world.
I wanna kiss a girl.

It's that moment when
You start closing in.
First you're holding back,
Then surrendering.
It can start a fire,
Light up the sky.
Such a simple thing,
Do you wanna try?
Are you ready to
Say goodbye
To all these rules?
I wanna kiss a girl,
I wanna hold her tight,
And maybe make a little magic in the moonlight.
Don't wanna go too far
Just to take it slow,
But I shouldn't be lonely in this big ol' world.
I wanna kiss a girl.

'Cause, baby, tonight
It could turn into the rest of our lives.
Oh yeah.
Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Are you ready
(Are you ready)
To cross that line?
Put your lips on mine.
Put your lips on mine, baby.

Do you wanna try?
Are you ready to
Say goodbye
To all these rules?

I wanna kiss a girl,
I wanna hold her tight,
And maybe make a little magic, baby.
Don't wanna go too far
Just to take it slow,
I don't want to be lonely,
I shouldn't be lonely.
I wanna kiss a girl,
I wanna hold her tight,
And maybe make a little magic in the moonlight.
Don't wanna go too far
Just to take it slow,
But I shouldn't be lonely in this big ol' world.
I wanna kiss a girl.

I said I wanna kiss a girl.
Whoa-ho whoa-ho
I wanna kiss a girl.
I wanna hold her tight,
I wanna make a little magic
Out under the moonlight.

Oooh I wanna kiss her now.

Source: http://www.lyricsreg.com/lyrics/keith+urban/Kiss+A+Girl/


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Who Pets?

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Play, create and share!

In the world of Pet Society you and your pet can have a great time! You can play games, decorate your house and even bring gifts for your friends when you visit them.

You can enjoy many different games and activities in Pet Society, playing ball, jumping with your skipping rope or going on treasure hunts for coins in the city. For those who like to compete you can take part in contests against other pets at the Pet Stadium!

This is Pet Society !
As a facebook playa, you can be ignorant who the prime minister is but you MUST know what is Pet Society ! 17,528,178 monthly active users in facebook alone and 63% of my total contacts is a pet society playa !

Pet Society is a casual social game to spend your time. What is a social game?
A game that
- lets you interact with other players(multiplayer)
- low brain power usage
- notification to keep track of others doing
- no win or lose
- fun ~

You start with a naked pet in a naked house. You earn some coins by bathing your friends, picking trash, pooping etc. You buy accessories, decoration etc with your coins. New items added into the game now and then, you repeat the process to get coins to buy those fancy stuff :D

Recently there is a Rainbow Poo "Festival" in Pet Society. The once unique rainbow poo can be obtained easily using some "tools". Woot! Every game needs some cheats to boost the game play ^^

"tools" link
-http://www.cmwong.com/blog/2009/09/pet-society-rainbow-poo-hack/
-http://izzytipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2009/09/pet-society-rainbowgold-poo-hack.html

Are you a Pet Society addict ? ^^

Signs of an addict...
  • You feel intense pleasure and guilt when playing Pet Society. 
  • You lie about how much time you spend on Pet Society.
  • Your profile on Facebook resembles all Pet Society notification.
  • You curse loudly at your computer when your pet falls during a hurdles race.
  • You neglect to clean your real house, favoring to decorate your pet’s house instead.
  • You think that a pink Christmas tree is classy.
  • Your real cat/dog/lizard is wondering where the hell dinner is.
  • You have multiple accounts on Facebook so that your pet can have more “friends.” Or, you have taken over your boyfriend’s/husband’s/ girlfriend’s/wife’s Facebook account so that your pet can visit his/her pet.
  • Pet poo excites you.
  • When you hug someone in the real world, you fantasize that person to have a huge round head and a stubby body like your imaginary pet
    Source: http://petsocietyanonymous.com/pet-society-overdose-are-you
    Happy "Petting"







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    100 Uniques !

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    Pretty excited to hit 92 uniques visitors in 5 days. Pretty busy lately + no dark thoughts popping in my head which caused my aim of 1 post/day to crumble and lies in ruins :P

    Any suggestions for me? Peace


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    http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/Residents/News_Publications/Community_Connection/jan07/cigarette.jpg
    Dark Thoughts
    Smokin ~ Im ok with a person smoking but NEVER... NEVER smoke in public places especially restaurants and kopitiam. Imagine while you are trying to enjoy your food, smelling the fragrance of your fried rice when a flock of choking dark clouds breezed through it..... LOL. Probably the first thing to pop up from your mind will be "$()@*#$(@*$" .

    About the disgusting pictures on the box, i doubt any smokers will give a damn about it :D. If someone wants to smoke, he/she will still continue to smoke with or without the pictures.

    鄭丁賢‧抽煙沒自由
    2009-09-13 18:28

    香港文化人梁文道是有煙癮的人。和他一起在各地演講、吃飯、聊天,忽地,人不見蹤影;探頭四尋,原來,他人在外頭抽煙解癮了。

    文道近年潛心於佛教,清心寡慾,連酒也不沾了;但是,對於煙這東西,卻還是挺執著的。

    問他原因,他說,這和一般人以為的“尋找靈感”並無關係;只是,一口煙吸進去,有助於提高集中力,也有一種“存在感”。(此種能力不適用於一般人,小朋友千

    萬別仿傚。)儘管抽煙變得很不方便,他身邊也有不少朋友因此戒煙,但是,文道堅持“人有不抽煙的自由,也有抽煙的自由”;抽煙信念毫不動搖。

    只是,他感慨抽煙人士愈來愈受歧視,各種反煙運動和反煙廣告,把吸煙者描繪成殺人兇手和道德犯錯。

    煙民被驅逐到戶外,處境堪憐,而即使被逼到路邊抽煙,路人還是投以鄙視的眼神,避之惟恐不及。

    最終,煙民要吸煙,可能只有躲到黑巷角落裡,就好像吸毒的道友一般。

    所以,文道揚言明年要聯合中港台的吸煙文化人,進行“反反吸煙”運動,進行抗爭。

    作為“回頭是岸”的前吸煙人士,我對文道等煙民的遭遇,只能寄以同情。

    大馬的反煙和限煙運動,雖然沒有香港那麼嚴厲,但是,香煙盒上的噁心照片,可能是世界之最。

    為了避免進一步傷害文道的感受,我儘量避免讓他看到大馬的香煙盒子。幸好,他抽的是自己捲的煙,所以,沒有因為香煙而影響他的演講表現。

    禁煙措施,其實還是有爭論。站在自由主義觀點,這是限制個人的選擇和自由。

    尤其,很多吸煙者是勞動階層,他們生活最大調劑是抽口煙,未來他們可享受的生活空間會愈來愈少。

    然而,反吸煙運動肯定是世界主流,基於個人健康,以及政府的保健成本,今後畢然還是反煙當道。

    不久前,美國一名有47年吸煙習慣的美國老婦人,因肺癌死亡,他的女兒入稟法院要求香煙公司賠償。陪審團週一以9票對3票裁定她勝訴,並下令煙草公司需要付出1380萬美元(馬幣約5000萬令吉)。

    或許,未來不但人們不敢吸煙,連香煙公司也不敢賣煙了。
    星洲日報/馬荷加尼‧作者:鄭丁賢‧2009.09.13
    http://opinions.sinchew-i.com/





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    Where Got Ghost ?

    Posted on 12:51 PM, under ,

    A comedy ghost story to make you scared till laugh and vice versa .... The movie is divided into three , 1) roadside ghost 2) jungle ghost 3) home ghost. To fully enjoy the funny jokes in the movie, please... understand hokkien and mandarin :D
    http://lovesdaydreaming.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/where-got-ghost.jpg

    1) Roadside Ghost
    A story about a man that con his way to wealth and then ...
    - Hmm, the starting of the story is funny but a very bad ending :P , potong steam style.

    2) Jungle Ghost
    Two army buddies joke their way through forest and get themselves into great trouble.
    - The humour conversation between the two buddies are so familiar to me as those are the "cock" talks in our daily conversation. But the ending sucks as well :P, potong steam !

    3) Home Ghost
    Mama ghost visit three brothers :D
    - This story is the climax of the movie... In the cinema, i can see the audiences laugh till scream or scream till laugh.. LOL. Unexpected appearance of mama ghost and its funny expression really ticks us. The ending is better than the other two so we wont have a feeling that something is missing after the movie, kudos !




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