Valor Surcoat, Proto-Omega, LV73PLD

A lot happened over the weekend.

Now I’m left with the legs piece to complete PLD relic AF set.

Then I took a few hours sleep and joined my friend’s limbus LS at their Proto-Omega fight.

Very cool looking mecha. Hmmm, is Proto-Omega a mech?

Parrying at 192! I survived an extra 5 seconds after getting hate from Proto-Omega.

We won on our first try. Killed it in the last 3 minutes. Those last 3 minutes were very intense as Proto-Omega still have 10~15% of HP left. We used chainspell stun, invincible during those last 3 minutes, BLMs went nuking and we killed it.

2 Omega’s eyes dropped but I lost lot on both. I looked up the Homam set and it’s pretty good to get for my PLD and DRK job.

Warped back to Al Zahbi, just in time for a LV5 Undead Swarm besieged.

By this time, 5 generals were down and the door to the Astral Candescene was open. Lamia No.9 almost entered but somehow someone managed to pull it away to the main open area. I went into the room for a bit of sightseeing~

We won in the end. Close call.

Then I went to take a nap. And joined a friend who invited me to level with his SAM. He had 2 other friends, a MNK and a RDM. In our 3 hours PT, we racked up 20,000 experience points. +2000 because I used my empress band twice (Used it at 1/10 in Jeuno and recharged it before we set off).

Hit LV73 in this PT~♪

Adaman Cuirass (Body), Adaman Cuisses (Legs), Koenig Schaller (Head).

all this talk about going to Japan…

…is making me more and more impatient!

I’ve never liked the idea of travelling because of all the hassles and expensive air tickets and other expenses. But because of this recent planning, I’ve been searching the net for all sorts of information I can find.

After looking at many photos and reading about other people’s experiences, I may have found a way to spend my yearly vacation instead of staying at home and playing FFXI all through the week.

I’ve read a Singaporean’s story that he spent $1200 during his trip to Japan, but that was because he stayed at a friend’s home there. I can afford to spend $2000 just for a week of sightseeing in Japan. $2000 is close to how much I get paid a month.

Previously, the thought of going to a faraway place where nobody knows me, and where I don’t speak their language, scares me. Thinking back to my first overseas trip to Paris, I was so scared. But for some reason, I don’t anymore. Perhaps it’s because it’s Japan, a place I’ve always wanted to visit.

shameless showoff

First things first, Qutrubs are weak to slashing. My 300% TP Spiral Hell did 3500. But because these are WEAK TO SLASHING, it’s surprising anymore so I didn’t take a screenshot, lol.

Considering they’re undead, they are probably weak to light, but I’ve seen a 3x damage darkness SC where it went over 11k points of damage. It’s screenshot only but since it was besieged, I trust it to be authentic.

My 100% TP Spinning Slash averages 2000~2500 on these. I tried a 300% Ground Strike before we disband but the result was a disappointing 2600. It could be that this qutrub used it’s defense up ability and my RDM haven’t dispelled it. And also, my Last Resort JA wasn’t ready to be used. 


After this little merit PT with friends, I got my 3rd merit and spent it to learn Diabolic Eye. This new group 2 merit JA reduces your max HP by 15% and increases your accuracy.

I don’t know how much accuracy it increases but looking at Vassago’s Scyhte (-5%HP +5 Accuracy) I’m going to guess my accuracy gets increased by 15. The whole effect lasts 4 minutes, which is pretty disappointing. Perhaps SE wanted to see how it’ll affect the gameplay before increasing the duration?


Importing CDs log

Bought a bunch of CDs from again. I’m going to log the whole process here for interested Singaporeans.

Firstly, a brief introduction on the process from the beginning.

I registered an account with vPost to have them bring in my CDs at a cheap rate of around $15 SGD. You will need to fax them a copy of your Identification Card to have your account authenticated.

Once your account is ready, you will be given an address in Japan for all your orders to be sent to. You will also have to use a special name (example: Wyred VP123456) for the vPost office in Japan to identify that the package belongs to you.

When your vPost account is ready, register another account with cdJapan and use the shipping details that vPost has provided you with. After that, you’re ready to shop. Browse for the CDs you want and add them to your cart. Proceed to checkout, you will also be asked to enter your credit/debit card info if you haven’t entered them.

After completing the checkout process, cdJapan will send you an invoice email with the list of your orders. Forward this email to vPost and they will process it within 3 working days. You will also receive an auto-reply from vPost to confirm that they have received your invoice.

cdJapan will ship your order within 3-5 days if the CDs are available. Or longer if there’s no stock or the CDs have not been released yet. When vPost receives the package, you will be notified and asked to make payment for the shipping charges before they ship the package back to Singapore.

It will take a few more working days for the package to be delivered to you. I’ve put my work address in vPost as the address to ship the package to since there’s no one at home most of the time.


Sept 21 2006, 4.05PM: Order placed at cdJapan for 9 albums. 2 of which comes with 2 CDs making it 11 CDs. 24,352Yen, USD$208.96, SGD$328.81.
Sept 21 2006, 4.10PM: Invoice received from cdJapan, forwarded to vPost.
Sept 21 2006, 4.19PM: Auto-reply email received from vPost confirming that they have received my invoice.
Sept 22 2006, 3.34PM: I just checked and they have keyed in my invoice into their system. They are now waiting for my package in to be delivered to their Japan office.
Sept 25 2006, 9.00PM: cdJapan shipped my order.
Sept 28 2006, 3.30PM: vPost in Japan has received and processed my package. Shipping charges: SGD$23.18
Sept 29 2006, 5.30PM: vPost emailed me the payment instructions. Payment made using my debit mastercard.
Oct 4 2006, 11.20PM: Package delivered to me at my office.

So yea, whole process takes 2 weeks.

Osim’s iGallop

WTF is with product names starting with "i"? Perhaps I should label this water bottle sitting on my desk at work: iBottle.

Anyway, last Monday, I headed down to Funan IT Mall after work to buy my copy of Harvest Moon DS from Gamescore. After buying, I took the escalator down to level 1 and proceeded to the exit. I walked passed the Osim shop and saw their salesman sitting on their iGallop product.

He looked at me, I immediately but naturally looked to the other direction and began giggling. I couldn’t hold my laughter.

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