DRK AF2 – Chaos Sollerets

Feeling a little motivated today, I did a little shout in Jeuno for help with my second artifact armor quest. I just did one shout and in 3 minutes, received an invitation to join party. In it was another level 52 Dark Knight, probably the one who needs the quest too and a high level 72 Dark Knight, the one helping us.

Then I helped out with a bit of shouting and we got ourselves another level 40 White Mage, 52 Dark Knight who needs them boots too, and Evasama, lv 44 Black Mage for Warp 2 once the quest is over. It was quick and simple. Teleport-Holla, ride a Chocobo to Ordelle’s Caves, kill 3 Notorious Monsters and then it was over and I got new shoes~

Later that day, I went to level my Thief job. I need the Treasure Hunter Job Ability. It’s time to farm for materials to sell for gil and buy myself some new equipment. Then I got asked down by a Linkshell friend to Crawler’s Nest for Selbina’s Rolanberries quest. Nice, earned 15K gil. But I left midway when I heard news of a Japanese forming an alliance to Xarcabard for the Genkai 2 quest.

When one hits level 55 without completing this quest, he cannot level to 56 and above. And considering this quest takes a lot of people, I seized the opportunity to ask to join them together with another friend in my Linkshell, Tatomi. It was fun and they were kind enough to return and kill the first Notorious Monster again when Tatomi forgot to receive the quest from the NPC, Maat.

Tarutaru Panic!
Tatomi(Left) Seraphx(Right)

Panasonic SL-CT710

My minidisc player died, it’s motor stopped spinning. [:(]

So I went down to Bishan Junction 8 after work yesterday to buy the Discman I’ve set my eyes on few weeks ago. Up to 170 hours of play time which is only when you turn off all the functions that require more energy like it’s “Digital Re-Master” feature for MP3s. Capable of reading CD-R and CD-RW discs, supports MP3 files, looks good and it’s Made in Japan!

Alas, Best Denki at Junction 8 ran out of stock. Took a bus down to Thomson Plaza and tried my luck at the Best Denki outlet there. Great, they have them. And I chose the blue color one, same color as my minidisc player. Costs S$199.

I’m giving up on Sony. Although their products look fucking cool, they don’t seem to last after a year, and usually just when the warranty expires. Perhaps I just have bad luck with their products. Let’s see how this one fares. Also, Sony’s ATRAC compression does not appeal to me. In fact, it’s what keeps me away from their products. It’s an unneccessary feature for quality freaks.

Here’s a picture I found off the net.


More pictures here.

Neither happy nor sad

Had a great week. It was mostly spent on gaming as expected. I do go out on
some nights. For the recent Sunday, I went swimming with a friend, and now I’m
aching all over. After swimming, I met up with my polytechnic friends for a
“picnic” at East Coast Park. It ended up more like another BBQ session.

Now back in the office, feeling neither happy that work has begun nor sad
that my vacation was over. Time to catch up on some web developer news and
forums I frequent.

Over the week, though I wanted to free up some harddisk space watching anime,
I ended up watching only one series, DearS.
Bleah. And I watched it on my second computer while waiting in FFXI on my main
computer for a invitation to an exp points party.


Meh heh heh heh heh heh. 7 more hours till my 1 week vacation. 6-15th November. That’s 9 freaking days of worry-free relaxation time. I plan to get some tan one of these days. Probably at the swimming complex, dip myself in chlorine for 30 minutes, apply lotion and take a worry-free nap in the sun.

I may or may not blog during this period. So pardon my absence, I really need this vacation, and thanks to all my readers who’ve been visiting my blog. [:D]

Heading to Hong Kong

I just received the email from my boss.

I’m heading to HongKong for training on this Maximizer eCRM product on 15th November, will be back on coming Thursday. This is all too fucking sudden. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

I thought I could have had a stress-free 1 week relaxation. But nooooo. Now each hour I spend on FFXI, I will have to worry about what’s gonna happen to me there. Sigh…

Fuck timing.

Update: Relief! It got pushed back. Boss is trying to make it on the 22nd.