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I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

World Cyber Games Malaysia 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

World Cyber Games, the Olympics of cyber (or computer) games is the biggest cyber event in the world. Gamers from all parts of the world will meet in a grand one-week-long event to determine the champion in their respective events. Winning a medal in the WCG is the aim of all competitive gamers, for both national and personal pride.

I was there at the Malaysian League of WCG, which was held at Midvalley Convention Centre last weekend.

Packed with people

Samsung Public Booths

Ntv7 Breakfast Show crew was there too!

The people and the giant screens

I participated in the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne event together with my loyal training mate, XY.

Warcraft 3 Tournament Brackets (click to zoom)

Haha XY wasnt really lucky with the draws. He faced an M1 (a top gaming clan) dude in the first round.

Me, on the other hand got some unknown player.

5 minutes later,

The guy cabuted after he found out who i was. Walkover !

We were told to change into the official tournament Tshirts



Tournament Area

Counter strike teams setting up hardware. Look at the gadjets :P

Caught 5 time WCG Malaysia Warcraft Champion playing ... Starcraft while the rest were warming up for our first round of warcraft. Wah lansinyer

At the end of the day, XY(MvG.Reyka) was defeated 0-2 by M1- Noxodox. He then dropped to the losers' bracket where he will get a second chance for a comeback.

I, on the other hand . . . .



Got lucky again!

its edwin1993's turn to run away. Walkover no 2!

And hence, the day ended with me getting into top 8 of the Winners' Bracket. =)


Superstar champion John was there!

Malaysian Idol finalist Ash Nair was there to show off his [strike]noob[/strike] AWESOME Guitar Hero skills.

Scroll down for specs~

This machine can KILL

Yang couldnt make it in time for the Loser's Bracket match as he was stuck in UPM, hence his opponent got a walkover.

I faced SiN[Pin.zC] for my first tough match

This is an all important match that will make or break me.

And i changed my nick, to dedicate this game to my dear friend Kavi, my source of inspiration. :)

10 minutes later . . .

Obviously the inspiration wasnt enough :'(

And hence i was sent to the Losers' Bracket. I loitered around while waiting for the match.

Now this is a rare sight: Nuffnang employees versus Bloggers in a counterstrike match Haha

And when i was playing some casual games with 2 other wc3 contestants at the public booth, this china dude popped out from no where and challenged us one by one.

all 3 of us lost =.=

When you dont have a mousepad, you improvise!

The loser's Bracket match was at 6pm. I played SiN[Pin.zC]'s friend, Serry.

I got 2-0ed.

That ended my wcg journey :P



I wasnt there on day three but i had friends who fed me with news.


5 time WCG Malaysia Warcraft Champion Paul Yan LOST to SiN[Pin.zC], the guy who 2-0 ed me, m-1 NoX (the guy who thrashed my friend XY), and just about everyone else. This is the first time he lost in a WCG Malaysia competition.


Paul Yan ALSO lost to loser's bracket champion, Serry. Hence paul yan is now number 3.


Here are two videos. Look at their hands :)

Paul Yan




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Tuesday, August 12, 2008



I will make my parents proud.
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I saw this at the Matsushita Sports Complex today

Shah Alam Junior Taekwondo Tournament

Here's a video of a sparring match between a Poom (under13 black)holder and a Yellow belt holder.

Everytime i see people in Taekwondo outfits sparring on rubber mats, the gush of adrenaline makes me want to take up Taekwondo classes again.

Hmm ..

Should I?
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

First blog post from Monash 4th Floor Comp Lab :P

Having my HYSIS(chemical engineering simulation software) lab now.

Couldnt solve my HYSIS due to some software bug. had an interesting convo with my lecturer

Me: Dr Leo! Houston we have a problem

Dr Leo: Whats the matter? *looks at my comp*

Me: I did exactly like what u said, but its not working. Something's wrong with the program

Dr Leo: WAH! This is the first time i see something like this! This has never happened before!

Me: *excited* err so?

Dr Leo: You can buy toto after this. This is the first time something like this is happening

Me: =.= =.= =.=

Me: Erm .. so free marks?

Dr Leo: No! Think of a way to fix it

Me: niama..

*Tries to fix the program by adjusting variables and doing bs here and there

Me: Dr Leo! Cant solve

r Leo: i really dont know how to help you

Me: err. . i know roughly how to solve this. Can i just copy it from my friend? *shows sheepish grin*

Dr Leo: hee hee hee ... NO.

woiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :'(

have a nice day people
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

of Wants versus Needs.

of Things you want but you Cant Have.

of Doubts and Insecurities.

of Rights and Wrongs.

of Difference versus Similarities.

of the Future, the Present and the Past.

of Love and Friendship.

of Parents and Self.

of Aims and Goals.

of Society and Culture.

of Race and Religion.

of What others think versus What you think

of What you've Given vs What you've taken.

of Letting go versus Holding back

of Risks versus Rewards.

of Gambles and Safe Bets.

of Tears and Sweat.

of Fighting Back versus Giving up.

of What you Want and what you're Capable of.

of what you're Born with and What you Worked for.

of Status and Backgrounds.

of Playing safe versus Playing with fire

of Readiness.

of Willingness.

of Distance.

of Pains vs Gains.

of many Questions. but no Answers.

I seldom make posts like this but once in a while its fun to let loose and blurt all your thoughts into some Dashboard that doesnt talk back and tell you "no. youre wrong".

Have a good day people.
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