Friday, April 22, 2011

Hobby - Trading Card

Last post is bout my new hobby, as for this post will be about my past hobby, still have it but not play due to each team member walk their own path.

The hobby that i want to talk about is trading card game. Not just any trading card game...but international trading card: Magic The Gathering. So each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as "planeswalkers", who use the magical spells, items, and fantastic creatures depicted on individual Magic cards to defeat their opponents. This trading card game is not very suitable for child below 12, as it require deep knowledge of understanding and prefect strategy.

~ playing Magic at the dorm ~

I start involve in this hobby, at the age of 15, but playing with computer game on desktop computer (that time do not have any money, and did not know any shop that sell this card). the on the age of 19 (during matriculation study), I meet with friends who actually play and collect the card. 1 year exposed with friends, i also has become one of the wizards of magic the gathering.

~Akroma, Angel of wrath~

Lots of rare card is in my collection, and the one that i love the most is "Akroma, Angel of Wrath". Among my fellow members in matrix, I'm one of powerful opponent need to be aware of. But then, when i join, another magic group, a serious one. They gather at the hobby shop every Sunday from 9 to 12. One of them are top 50 in Malaysia and also there is one player, that rarely come, is top 5 in Malaysia, and also representative of Malaysia for international competition.

He never play serious with me (beginner), and he shows his legendary deck,a very superb combination and strategy. I try once to versus his powerful deck with my one and only legendary (so called) deck. In 5 minutes, I lost...-12 to 36. The initial life is 20. then, slowly my enthusiasm in this hobby began to withered. Rarely i come to the gathering, if come, just see them play, feel very shy to fight them with the so called legendary deck.

But still, i like this game, just not very serious enough. A serious player would buy all the limited edition card, and construct all the most powerful deck they can (still, this hobby require a lot of money)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Hobby

Lately, i been actively adding 'following' list of other blogs. However the blog that increase the number on the list is mainly on Gunpla hobby.

Gunpla or gundam plastic models refers to plastic and non-plastic model kits depicting the mechas, vehicles and characters of the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam universe (Wikipedia). so its basically bout building a robot (3d puzzle), a toys robot to be precise.

Why, i suddenly become interest in this hobby??...

well, it all start because of my master project. Due to the programming kept on failing, i have to think of new method in order to obtain result to be analyze for my master project. But 1 week of forcing to think will not result anything. Therefore, i do something that i like the most, that is building a robot. But if i start building the robot, i have to take 1 month, for material and $$$.

So, the faster ways to build a robot is building a robot model. although the price is quite high, but not as high as actual robot. so i went shopping with my friends, and bought all the stuff below.

As you can see, quite an item there.....there also parts to build the robot...

part for actual robot:
  • ladder sprocket chain
  • 4-speed crank axle gear box
  • universal plate set
  • tank track (in white box)
  • pic beginner kit (in white box) - mahasan
  • 8-channel servo controller (in white box) - en faizul

  • Keroro - pirate edition #38
  • Heavy metal - L- Gaim HG

~L-Gaim with my 3 in 1 solar tank~

so, after that crazy shopping...all the part to make a robot has stop, and gunpla model has incrase:
  • Keroro - pirate edition #35
  • Gundam Seed Astray - Blue Frame HG
  • Gundam Seed Astray - Green Frame HG
  • Tool box with all item to build the robot model as prefect as it can be (lots of money goes in here) ~still not complete yet, lots of things need to buy.

and in planning to get:
  • Keroro - pirate edition #36, #37, #39, need all 5 to complete full set
  • Gundam seed Astray - Red Frame HG
  • Air Brush Pen
  • Hobby Paint & cement

after get all the planning item, decided to on hold this hobby, and continue my actual hobby, building a actual moving robot (tak kawen laa ak...abis duit kat hobby jek).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Offer 1

Today, an offer to be research assistant comes to me. Actually i already reject the offer, and try to promote my friend, however he did not show any enthusiasm of that offer. Also, i have a doubt on his performance on the knowledge.

It's not that i don't trust him, just regarding on his capabilities make me think twice. Promoting him means that i guarantee to the lectures that he can do it, but when i notice his performance on the topic of research, i not so sure his the right man.

As a result, i advice the lecture to rethink on my recommendation of him. In a flash, the lecturer directly reject him, and put my name on the application and say that i can quit whenever i get fixed job. The reason the lecture want me in this research because, i have participated before, so no need to explain from the beginning.

I feel bad for my friends, and i hope that he can find job quickly (same to me)~Sorry