Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Eat your food!!

"Come on people... Appreciate your food!!"

Went for dinner with family at the Fettes Park Cafe, the famous western food place next to the famous chicken rice place.

The food was ok, boleh tahan (that's not the point of this post), but the thing that i tak boleh tahan is the table behind us. Look at their food!!

So much leftovers!! OMG!! They practically ordered a dish, then just ate the meat and left everything else untouched!! Don't they know the meaning of WASTE!?!?! If a homeless man would live off the leftovers, he would even get fat in no time. In fact, he'd become so fat that he'll be unable to fit through the entrance of the cafe!!

For comparison, look at our table.

Squeaky clean!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Fuel prices are going down, but parking fees are going up... WTF!
This notice was posted on the payment machine of QB's outdoor carpark.

The open site carpark is full of potholes. There are also no parking lines, everyone will park to their own liking. There was a time when my car got surrounded by other parked cars! Front, back, left, right, terkepung!! Luckily the car beside mine was also leaving when i reached my car, abo sure got stranded liao...

Hopefully with the +RM0.50 increase, things will improve...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gettin Slow...

Things are getting slow on the field lately. With no teams playing, we only get to do 1 on 1, or 2 on 1 drills for the pass month. I missed the thrill and excitement of playing some real matches, the satisfaction of playing as a complete team...

Playing with ourselves for the pass month, I'm starting to falter. I forgot how to play tight, keep exposing myself too much. Couple that with the unfamiliarity of using a new marker (it's leaking air again, and my o-ring supplies are super low), I'm so not in shape.

The upcoming mini tournament later this month will be a good warm-up for next year's tournament season. Let's hope things will start to pick up soon....

Notes to self :
  • Always treat every game as a real match, let the subconscious mind get used to playing competitively.
  • Do not come out of the same spot when snap shooting. Fully utilize every angle of a bunker, mix up your timing, and keep your opponents guessing.
  • Play TIGHT!! Play TIGHT!!
  • Always be ready to shoot on sight.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A day at the paintball field

Today must be the longest day at the field for me.

I was asked to take care of the field in the afternoon because everyone else is busy. I have no choice but to find someone else to replace me in my other job (thanks Charis...), but my replacement can't cover my whole shift so i still have to go punch in for one hour. And then later they told me there were 20 people coming to play. 20!!! and i have to handle them all by myself!! OMG...

So again, i have no choice but to go to the field at 10am, get ready all the markers, fill up the tanks, and then drive all the way back to QB just to work for one hour, and then drive all the way to the field again.

Apparently, the group was from the AirForce (that's what i was told), and were having their own mini tournament. They were divided into 4 groups competing against each other. This was perhaps the most tiring marshalling i've ever done, there were no rest time in between matches! The players were playing as 4 groups, so they have plenty of time to rest when another group was playing, but i have to be involved in every single match. And they keep taking off their masks mid-game, had to shout at them to put them back on, but then they would look at me with their gong gong 'what's-the-matter' expression... Haiz, you thought these military people would be more diciplined, but they never paid attention when i briefed them on paintball safety...

After that another group came. This time it was the regulars, so i don't have to do much marshalling, just leave them to their games... relax relax a bit.

Finally when they all went back, and picking up everything by myself, it was already 8:30pm. Was starving like crazy, only get to have dinner at 9pm.

Don't be surprised to see me become so dark when the new sem starts...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

NPPL is history?

Is this true? Is this news creditable? Just saw this paintball blog online that says the National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) is now no more...

Pacific Paintball LLC, the company who owns NPPL, has filed for bankruptcy. Seems hard to believe, one of the biggest paintball event in the world is no longer running. I've checked around on the internet and found this on the PB2X website:

"By now you probably have heard that Pacific Paintball and its subsidiaries will be filing proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code to effect a liquidation of their respective assets and business operations. This includes our magazine, the NPPL, and all of Pacific Paintball’s other companies."

PB2X is a subsidiary of Pacific Paintball LLC, so information from their website should be creditable.

The NPPL has always been a major paintball event in every paintballer's calender, something to look forward to. Everyone in the paintball community will undoubtedly feel the lost, from professional players to casual players, from speedballers to woodsballers. What a pity....

Hopefully this will be something temporary. Hopefully someone else will come along and carry on Pacific Paintball LLC's legacy.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Part-Timers!!

hohoho... look what i saw in The Star today.

Why they do a story on that? Newspapers nowadays are running our of story? A bit wuliao i would say...

Looks like Black is the IN thing.....

P.S. - Don't worry 'Danielle', my blog doesn't have a lot of visitors, so won't see your face... :)

Monday, November 24, 2008


"A Paint Sucker"

Tried out my marker on the field last weekend, and boy does an e-marker eat paint... i was using more paint than i expected.

At first the 70ci tank felt too big and was hitting the bottom of my mask when holding it up. But now i've adjusted holding the marker and don't hit myself that often in the mask anymore. I still haven't really got used to shooting this marker, but other than that, it shoots great. Everything on the marker does their job well - the eyes, the reg, the trigger - although not the most advanced, they still do what they are designed to do without much hick-ups.

The Hyper2 regulator works extremely well. Shoots consistently in the 280-290 region, with +/- 6 over the chronograph. Kudos to Dye/Proto for their regulators...

In my own preference, the trigger sticks out a little too much. I personally prefer lighter triggers that sits further back towards the grip frame, like those Ultralite triggers. But for the price of the marker, i can't ask for too much... With a little bit of tweaking, they fell better to walk.

The ASA has no on/off. This is not a problem, i can live without one. But when i screw in the tank, they tend to move a bit from side to side, even after tightening the screw all the way in... Not sure if all PMR SE have this problem or just mine. (Maybe i can use some white tape on the rail and see how it goes.... will try that later)

The wires on the board are a bit fragile. The battery is connected to the board via two thin wires. Extra care needs to be taken when removing the battery, or else those wires might easily get stripped off.

Another thing about second hand markers are the wear and tear. I've noticed a little dent on the grip frame, the spot where the screw on the trigger hits. To prevent the dent from getting any worse, i've stick a piece of aluminum plate over it. Besides protecting the grip frame, the aluminium plate actually makes walking the trigger even better!

Aluminium plate installation... have to take everything apart

Construction complete...

A closer look...

And finally, the manual. Dye/Proto is a well respected paintball company, and i'm sure a lot has gone in to the design and manufacturing of their products. I just don't understand why their manuals are so misleading. Sure they are colorful and full of illustrations, but please get the details correct... The marker comes with 4 firing modes (Semi, PSP, Millennium NXL), but the manual only states 3 (Semi, PSP, Millennium). Plus, the o-rings stated in the manual are actually of the wrong size!! I have to manually test each o-ring on the bolt to see which one goes where, real lousy manual...

So colorful... but numbers all wrong

Overall, the marker doesn't dissapoint. A reasonable performer with a reasonable price tag. With a little bit of tweaking and upgrades, the PMR might even go up against higher-end markers! Highly recommended for the budget baller.

I've got a small tourney coming up this weekend. Lets see how far this baby can take me...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Got my marker liao!!!

Hohoho!! Finally!!! My last piece of paintball equipment!! (not the last actually, still have no jersey, but that's a small matter...)

Got this great offer for a used PMR SE. The marker looks like new, except for a few minor scratches. It comes with all the standard features, but with a Q-lock clamping feedneck, the same one that comes stock with the DM8. My only complain is that the battery will move around in the grip when you shake the gun, but that can be easily fixed by inserting a piece of rubber in the grip to fill any empty spaces in that compartment. Also bought the tank from the previous owner, a 70/4500 Dye Throttle.

Besides the marker, i also got something new, gold mirror lens for my mask from World Cup Asia!! HOHOHO... Thank you captain, for buying for me.

From this .................................... to this

And also a Dye Nautilus marker bag, real nice... can carry my marker with all the parts, free from dirt and scratches.

Shoot Those Guns!!

YouTube is a place where you'll never run out of interesting stuff to see online. I searched for a trailer for Call Of Duty 4, and ended up with these videos... take a look.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dye i4 vid with Billy Wing

Dye just released a video on their youtube channel, with Billy Wing talking about the new i4.

I've personally tried on the i4, and i must admit that the comfort level is amazing. It felt light and comfortable. It really is tight and has a low profile as claimed by Billy, viewing angle is also superb.

But one thing i really don't like about the i4, the jaw is totally exposed, and I don't even have a really large face. Imagine what kind of protection those people with large jaws will be able to get. And if they're shouting, which in turn will lower their jaw line, i think they might actually expose their mouth. Getting shot right in the mouth is and teeth will be super super painfull, not to mention the disgusting taste of paint fill.

Do people really want to sacrifice protection for slightly tighter and lower profile? I'd still go with an i3 Pro or my VForce anytime. I wonder if Billy really mean it when he said he like the mask, or is it because he is a Dye sponsored player...

MacBook Aluminum

"Switch, are you still on Windows?"

The long awaited new MacBook Aluminum demo unit finally arrived!! And what a transformation the MacBook has gone through.

From the white plastic shell MacBook.......

.....to the new aluminum, glossy screen MacBook!

First thing i noticed is the brighter display, the colors are simply brilliant, a far cry from the previous generation. Besides having a shorter warm-up time, the display now comes with a hard shell. Unlike traditional LCD displays which can change color when you press on them, the MacBook now has a CRT-like solid screen surface.

The whole laptop is milled from a single piece of aluminum, and fitted with an auto-adjustable display and a back-lit keyboard. In dark areas, the display's brightness will dim and the back-lit keyboard will glow in white. A very nice feature that adds a touch of class.

The second significant difference is the TrackPad. They're now larger and has no visible buttons. This is because the whole TrackPad IS the button!! Made of glass with the right coefficient of friction, using the TrackPad is now ridiculously comfortable, you'll never want to use a mouse again... And after trying out the multiple-touch feature, which enables different functions with multiple finger touch, navigating through your applications is a breeze, you'll never want to switch back to a Windows PC again (eg. 1-finger for normal mouse movement, 2 fingers for scrolling.... etc.). This feature can be set for up to 4 fingers.

Because it is made from a one-piece aluminum sheet, the MacBook is now lighter and stronger. It is also 'greener'. Most parts of the laptop are made from recycled material, and each components are carefully selected to make sure they don't contain polluting elements (eg. mercury). Even the box comes in a smaller size to save paper.

Performance wise, it outruns all previous models. With the built-in 256MB nVidia 9400M graphics processor, it now performs like a graphics powerhouse. Gaming is not a problem, capable of running graphics demanding games such as Call of Duty 4 and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion smoothly. Deemed as currently the fastest integrated graphics processor on the market, the nVidia 9400M delivers up to 5 times the processing power of Intel graphics chips used in previous models.

Imagine all those amazing features, together with a 120GB HDD, a Core2Duo 2.0 GHz cpu, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a battery pack capable of operating up to 5 hours on a full charge, all being fitted inside a less than 1.5cm thick aluminum and weighs only 2kg.... simply an engineering marvel.

Time to change your mind on what your next computer will be, the conventional Windows system? or the feature packed yet user friendly Mac...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sneak Peek - Empire Prophecy

Empire Paintball is going to launch a new hopper for 2009. Here's a sneak peak vid.

Looks like a longer version of the Magna with new shell..

Bakat Gila....

While youtubing the other day, i came across this amazing band called Naturally 7 from America. They make songs entirely with their own voices and sounds from body movements such as clapping and tapping. The sound of drums, guitar, bass, trombone, synthesizer, flute, and even the DJ scratching sound, are all mimicked by the band members. None of them - with the exception of the bass man - can play an actual instrument! They called this type of music 'vocal play'.

Check out this vid, some crazy talent they have... i like the guitar solo best, totally blown away!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Planet Eclipse 09 - available now at Skirmish Paintball Asia!

Planet Eclipse's 2009 gears and apparels are now available at Skirmish Paintball Asia! IMHO, the new 09 Distortion Pants and 09 Distortion Jersey are the best looking apparels for 2009, so yeng... kudos to PE!

Skirmish Asia Paintball will also be holding a Ego9 and Geo tech seminar on the 13th of Nov 2008. The seminar will be conducted by Mr Robert Pozderka, the Master Chief Tech of Planet Eclipse, UK and Mr Irwan Aries, Skirmish's Senior Tech.
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Time to Switch

Been busy these few days. Started working in an Apple retail store. Tell you what, those Apple stuff are plain amazing. A whole new concept from the usual Windows PC - no virus, no reformatting, no cluttered desktop, no frills, no worries... not to mention no more money in wallet after buying a Mac, lol.

I personally like the MacBook Air. It is about as thick as your index finger and weighing at just 1.36kg. Despite the size, it still packs a punch in computing power. With all the cool little features - back-lit keyboard, large TrackPad, sleek aluminium body, the cute little port tray - the MacBook Air simply oozes with style and uniqueness. One thing people would dislike the MacBook Air is perhaps the lack of an optical drive. For me however, it's not a major problem as I don't use optical drives that often...

Another gadget that is really intriguing is the iPod Touch. The touch feature really takes the iPod to a whole new level. Beside the standard features - listening to music, watching movies, viewing photos - you can now surf the web on the go with the built-in wi-fi capability. Emails, chatting, online shopping... all these can now be done whenever and wherever you are!! (provided there are wi-fi networks around). And thanks to the accelerometer, playing games is a whole new experience on the iPod Touch. Just watch the following video to see why...

Visit CGcomputers.com to find out more, there's just too many great Apples to list down. Have to save my money for paintball, abo sure i go get one liao.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Short Short Sem

Short sem really is short. Seems like it was just a while ago that i was preparing for last sem's exam, and now this sem's exam is already over, time really flies (cliche cliche...).

After the Iranian Rambo encounter, i have been 'camping' in the library to do last minute revision. There was too much distraction at home to stay focused and i admit i lack discipline in my studies, unlike someone (you know who you are.... hehe. And thanks for highlighting the 'important' points in my notes for me....).

See... all the important terms are highlighted, so colorful...

So now after 2 days of exam sitting for 2 subjects (told you this was a short sem), i can put throw away my lecture notes and start working towards my goal... cash up to get my own marker!! No no no, i take that back, i shouldn't throw away the notes since they're decorated so beautifully. Should keep them as souvenirs... LOL!

For those who still have yet to complete their exam, good luck to you and don't forget to put in your best effort!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Iranian Rambo


Got called over to the field cause a group was coming to play. Turns out they were tourists from the middle east, UK, and also locally.

There was one Iranian guy who was kinda like a Middle Eastern version of Rambo. After playing with his mates, he still wants more, so i ended up playing a few games with him. At first it was 2 on 3, shot an inexperienced female newbie on the arm, who afterwards get to my conscience by sitting there with a 'kelian' look with all her mates gathered around to see the 'battle wound' i put on her - a big red welt... Then 'Rambo' got so psyched up and wanted a one-on-one with us... hoho. I thought, "ok, why not..."

Off the break, he kept on charging non-stop!! Kept moving up the field, never stopping at any bunker for more than 4 secs. I wouldn't say he's agile, 'recklessly fast' is more like it... After each game he would go like, "Yeah!! Did you see that!! I went like 'tatatatatatatata'... OMG... Yeah!!..." and throwing high-fives around.

This will probably be the last of paintball until exam's over. Exam is only 3 days away... got to study study study...

P.S. - Never go into the snake on a one-on-one.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

First Looks - Empire 09 Eventz

Like every paintball company out there, Empire Paintball is also releasing new products for 2009. This is their new mask for the new season, the 09 Eventz.

IMHO, the previous version still looks better, especially around the vents area, sleeker and uncluttered. The 09 version is designed with more venting probably due to complains of breathing difficulty and bad sound projection.

Maybe can get one and spray it to last year's color scheme, hmm...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

First Looks - Dye C9

Saw these Dye C9 stuff on a paintball forum. Looks way better than previous year's if you ask me. Back players will definitely like the harness, 11 pods!! No probs in out-shooting a completely filled 68/4500 tank...