I am the new Dark Knight, Hell-oh

Finally reached level 30. At 30, we can now unlock various advanced jobs. Being evil at heart, I chose the path of Dark Knight. [X)]

At Bastok, I discovered information about a certain Dark Knight spotted at Palborough Mines. So I travelled down on Chocobo and searched the place for him. I found Zeid, a Galkan Dark Knight, who gave me a 2-handed great sword: Chaosbringer. I was to kill 100 creatures with this sword.

Took me about an hour to kill 100 easy monsters outside Bastok. This sword had a delay of 666 which is roughly 10 seconds between each swing. A very slow weapon if you ask me. T_T

Then I travelled down to Beadeaux to seek Zeid again. He gave me some advice and afterwards, I was granted the job, Dark Knight. To get to Beadeaux, I had to travel across Passhow Marshlands. A great place for a picnic in real life. Minus the monsters of course.

Later that day, one of my LinkShell members had also attained level 30 and needed help to unlock his Samurai job. I joined in to help and so did some higher level seniors. The first part involved killing Forger and the second part, Guardian Tree at Sanctuary of Zi’Tah. A very beautiful forest. This was when I first met with my LinkShell holder, Apocalypse (Lv75 Dark Knight). Who aided us in killing the Guardian Tree.

Next day, helped Evasama unlock Summoner and Bard. First, we need to find a Carbuncle Ruby for each of us who wishes to unlock Summoner. A LS senior Bard helped with getting this rare ruby from the Leeches in Maze of Shakhrami. After a discovering it’s powers back in Windurst, we had to bring it to absorb from 7 different weather conditions, Cloudy, Sunny, Rain, Sandstorm, Windy, Thunder, Snow. Snow was the hardest to get.

Travelling around Vana’diel on Chocobos can be costly. Places like Jeuno where the demand is high, so is the rental for a Chocobo. Lucky the Bard quest we were unlocking gave us some rewards, a total of 5100 gil to fund our travels.

Damn goblin
Don't spot me don't spot me don't spot me.
Stuck in a tunnel between 2 goblins too tough for me to handle alone. One suddenly turned his back and started walking towards me. I panicked and tried hiding. Needless to say, he saw me and I died…

Guardian Tree
The second monster to kill to unlock Samurai

As we travelled across La’Theine Plateau, we saw a rainbow!

The pleasantries of sound

I’m a quality freak! Hate me if you will cos my motto is if the art is good, it must be appreciated at it’s best!!

Well, I’m just excited by the much better sound I’m enjoying on Kotoko’s Hane album. A whole lot better than the Variable Bit Rate MP3s I downloaded weeks ago. While most of you will definitely say it makes no difference, either you are a casual listener or you probably don’t listen to music as much as I did.

All I have left now is to get a pair of popular Panasonic earphones and another Creative Audigy sound card for my machine at work to up the pleasure another notch. [XD]

When listening to music, I go into detail. I had a problem listening to songs encoded with Sony’s LP4 mode for the minidisc. The sound is so “hollow” it makes me physically uncomfortable. I want to hear clearly, each instrument that contributes to the overall piece of work. My Sony earphones that block out external-noise has helped me with this.

Physics taught us that the human ear cannot hear sounds with frequencies beyond the 20Hz-20,000Hz range, but it never said you can’t feel them. This explains how in some movies, very-high frequency sound can be used to hurt people’s ears till it bleeds. This also explains why I find the sound of violin so soothing to my ears. Same goes for the human voice.

Since I listen to music/songs so often everyday, I feel I might as well take the extra step and let my ears feel the goodness too~

Lastly, I’m open to constructive comments/flame. [:)]


The CDs I ordered from Japan have arrived!!! [XD]

Even though it’s just 4 audio CDs, they feel extra special to me. [X)]

Over exaggerating am I? No. I’m just much too in love with Japan’s culture. [:D]

First year anniversary

Today is the first anniversary of my company. It’s also the first day of a new staff, Martin (I guesstimate him to be in his forties), dealing with sales and marketing for my company’s partner. Everyone had a good lunch at Silkroads restaurant at Amara hotels. I had “Sichuan Tan Tan Noodles”. Very delicious, spicy but within my tolerable limits. [XD]

Martin is a funny person and he talks smoothly. He’s the first person from the office that made me laugh with his past office stories.