January 6, 2010

Facebook Games

ZooWorld



Ever play these games on facebook? Don't start, if you do, you will get hooked and never want to stop. I started the games when my friend sent me the invitations and since then I have been playing them everyday like they are part of my daily chores.
Farmville, a game where you own a farm, you plant seeds, buy animals, plant trees and decorate it with all the gadgets you can buy when you earn enough farmville coints or farmville dollars. When you have managed to make enough money, you will move to the next level. In every level you will have new things to buy and plant. Once you reached a certain level you can expand your farm. In order to expand your farm, you either buy the land with the farmville dollars (which is very very hard to earn) or you simply request your facebook friends who play the same game to be your farmville neighbors. The more neighbors you have the bigger you are allowed to expand your farm. As I was crazy looking for neighbors, I found a lot of my long lost friends from high school, college and old workplaces. That was the best thing that happened since I have a facebook account. One thing bad about Farmville is that you have to play the game everyday, unless you do not plant any seed. If you do the seeds will grow and turn bad :(
ZooWorld, where you own a zoo, you buy animals, hire zookeepers, buy animal hospitals and bredding houses, hire vets, buy kiosk, hire kiosk managers and hire maintainance managers. You can also buy gadgets to help you earn zoo money and wildlife points. Everyday you will visit all the zoos of your facebook friends to make money. There is a treasure box hidding in one of the animal's cage for you to find each day and you are to shake all the trees in each zoo as each tree contain zoo money. Each level there is a achievement box for you to follow in order to get to the next level. The beauty of ZooWorld is you don't have to play the game if you are busy or decided to take a break, nothing will happen to it and the zoo will remain the same.
There you have it, the facebook games that I'm crazy about. A lot of my friends had invited me to play the Cafe World and I'm still thinking about it. According to them it is a real fun game! Well, got to see if I have enough time to waste or not....hahaha.....






October 7, 2009

尼罗河的女儿



《尼罗河女儿》原名《王家的纹章》,讲述的是热爱考古学的现代美国女孩凯罗尔,由于挖掘古埃及王家的墓室而被女王爱西丝诅咒,跨越时间,返回古代埃及,与埃及王曼菲士相恋的故事。   做为男主人公的曼菲士,骄横、英明、聪慧、粗暴,既是名君又是暴君,这在当里是绝无仅有并且非常抢眼的。比起那时充斥少女漫画的大量英雄白脸小生,曼菲士元疑是健康而过激的,而他又生活在奴隶社会具备很鲜明的奴隶主性格,完全不懂什么叫自由、平等,喜欢就拿来,不服从就用抢的,完全是心理想要什么,就毫不忌讳毫不掩饰地用暴力去取得,是充满了本能意识的成行动派,这样的的人物虽然有着致命的魅力和吸引力,但也决定了他给予凯罗尔的爱不可能是站在平等立场上的爱,所以曼菲士虽能不惜开战、不惜牺牲生命搭救凯罗尔,却又对凯罗尔正常的心理反抗不能接受,还屡次逼婚逼嫁,想用暴力手段将她留在身边,完全不顾别人的感受。但可“可悲”的是——这也是细川知荣子了不起的地方——几乎所有的人都站在粗暴的曼菲士这边,每当凯罗尔逃走的时候大家就都巴不得她快些被曼菲士抓回去。

Finally, after all these years I can finish reading this story. I couldn't remembered when I first started, maybe it was between 1985 to 1987. But I did remembered I read it in class. Yup! At school, in between classes and every opportunity when the teachers weren't looking. Good old school days! One of my classmates brought the comic books to school and shared them with us. I didn't know that there were 53 books for the whole series at that time. All I remembered was there were a lot of them and everyone was fighting to read them. I loved those books so much. After finishing one, I hunt for another, then another.... and another.....However, I do not have the slightest idea why I didn't finish the whole series!
More than 20 years passed and 12 years in United States later (2008), my friends informed me that there is a website where I can read Chinese comic books online. That remind me of 尼罗河的女儿. I was so excited and went looking for it. Unfortunately, I'm not very good with computer and I couldn't get the system to work. A friend came to check on my desktop and helped me with the download. It worked for a while after that, then it died on me again. Gosh! That was frustrating! I finally gave up.
Last week, I came across this amazing website http://www.kangdm.com/comic/2762/#js and I'm in heaven! I don't need to download anything, all I have to do is go to the website and enjoy reading. No hassle!

September 22, 2009

西 廂 奇 緣 (Lost In The Chamber Of Love)


故事大綱
指腹為婚的約定, 衝口而出的承諾, 令他們在情路上進退維谷…… 書生張君瑞[吳卓義]和紅娘[胡杏兒]在花燈會上分別拾得半邊鴛鴦扣,可惜緣慳一面。另邊廂,瑞碰巧遇上相國千金崔鶯鶯[葉璇]被擄,捨命相救,從而獲相國夫人允諾將鶯許配給他。然而相國夫人出爾反爾,要瑞考取功名才可迎取鶯。瑞於是入住西廂,誓要出人頭地。 其後,喬裝王文彬[馬國明]的唐德宗巧遇鶯,驚為天人。鶯與彬也異常投契。鶯與瑞既有婚約在先,與彬卻又兩情相悅,登時進退來兩難。 三角戀情的背後,原來還有一個初相識便暗暗傾慕瑞的紅娘。紅娘與鶯情同姐妹,看見鶯為誰是所愛而猶豫不決,緊張之餘亦不得對瑞的愛意繼續隱藏。此際朝廷正尋找流落民間、與當今聖上早有婚約的吐蕃公主,竟又叫四位年輕人更不知如何是好……
This is one of Myolie Wu's series that I love. Beautiful love story and gorgeous costume. I have been trying to own a copy of this TV series but just couldn't get hold of any. Seems like no one is selling it. Tried Yesasia.com, but no luck. Guess I should ask one of my genius friends to help me find it through Internet!!!!