Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is simply fantastic. It is a very fun and addictive physics puzzle game. Just watch the video below or play this game ( if you want to know what it is.

The purpose of Fantastic Contraption to move all red objects into a rectangular goal area. To do this, you are given a blue rectangular building area and various materials in which you can build your device. There are some obstacles along the way, to make it difficult for you to complete your task.

There's a tutorial to teach you how to play so I don't have to tell you the details. After you complete each level, you can look at other players' designs. Their designs are rated from 1* to 5*. Those with 5* are quite rare as they have to be extraordinary. You can publish your own designs by logging in, saving your designs and just publishing it. I have made my own designs but none of them are 5*, all of them are just 3* and 4*. One of my coolest designs is here ( I have no idea who give the ratings. You can also get the full version of the game for US$10. With the full version, you can make your own level and look at other players' levels. I didn't get the full version as it is too expensive, so I play only the free version, which is good enough.

Monday, 22 December 2008

8 Days China Trip

We went for an 8 Days Nanning/Detian Waterfall/Scenic Guilin/Longsheng + Merryland tour from 13 to 20 Dec. We were on the coach most of the time, averaging 4-5 hours of travelling time a day. The longest was a 9-hr trip (to and fro) to Detian Waterfall which is the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, and was located between the border of China and Vietnam.

This is the Longsheng Terraced Fields - the Champion of the terraced field in the world. We visited the Zhuang minority village and had lunch served by the local villagers.

We went to the Merryland Theme Park, and took many fun rides, which were quite similar to those in Genting Highlands.

During the long coach rides, we passed our time by playing computer games. We had to remember to charge our notebook whenever we were in the hotels.

The Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin.

Taken from a cruise ride on the picturisque Lijiang River.

In Lipu - the Silver Limestone Cave.

An unforgettable part of the trip was the toilet breaks. Some of the toilets were very smelly and dirty without flushing system and had no doors. Only the toilets in the hotel rooms were the cleanest.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

One Minute Painting

Artistic and awesome piece of work!
I will be going to Guilin/Nanning with my family, from 13 to 20 Dec. Will update my blog after I come back.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Genting Trip 1-3 Dec

I went to Genting on Monday morning and came back yesterday night at 10pm. On the first day, we took the Singapore-Genting coach at Boon Lay Place at 7am and reached Genting at 2.30 pm. We waited for our hotel room to be ready for a very long time, as there was a long queue. To kill time, we played games on our laptop. By the time we got into our room at First World Hotel Tower 2, it was about 5pm. As it was rather late, we did not do much except taking our dinner, watch TV and then slept.

The next day we went to the Outdoor Theme Park. We paid RM$125 (family package - 2 adults and 2 children) + RM38 (one child). My favourite ride was the Flying Jumbo although it was really lame, but I like the bumps when the Jumbo went up and down. We also took other rides such as the Pirate Ship, Flying Dragon, Boating (see photo) and Spinner.

The third and final day was the most awaited day. After we checked out, we played games on our laptop again while waiting for the Genting-Singapore coach to arrive. We boarded the bus at 2.30pm and reached Boon Lay Place at about 9.30pm. Throughout the journey, my siblings and I took turn to play the GameBoy. We took a cab home and arrived home at 10pm.

Usually the best part of my holidays trip is the journey to and fro, as I am able to play games on the coach or plane. However this time, there's no games on the coach so the best part of the trip was playing on the laptop and the GameBoy, which we brought along.