Archive for November, 2006

A list of Time-saving Deal Sites

Finding great deals will always be my passion. I religiously browse all of your favorite deal sites a couple of times everyday. I don’t even realize how much time has passed after I have done each ritual. If you are like me, you will take a couple of hours a day to scan through all of your favorite deal sites.

Seeing that as a problem, I tried to find the deal sites that both offer lots of great deals plus relevant pictures of them, offering split-second decision-making that will greatly reduce my time there. Below is what I get. So, prepare yourself for this holiday season without spending much time or skipping any great deal.

This is a long list, just find some sites that are most useful to you. Hope this helps.



Fever of Gears (oh yeah)

Gears of War

Almost every xbox360 owners seem to talk about it and now it has surpassed 1 million sales, crowned itself as the fastest selling title for xbox360 games. To be honest, I never like violent, full of gore games (on Live I just label my GamerZone as recreational). So I thought, how would you consider violent as recreational? I even felt disgusted reading reviews from a games magazine which depicts Gears of War in great detail.

Motivated to experience the ‘killer game’ for xbox360, I picked it up one day and play it for the whole day which I rarely do. One word for it, AWESOME! The gameplay is revolutionary, graphic is the best, voice-acting is absolutely worth to hear and blood is something lovely in this game. I played the game split screen with my roommate. I thought it would be half-fun but it seemed to be the opposite. So we finished the game in 2 days, despite of classes and assignments. The way Marcus quickly move in his bulky armor and with big gun and how he shoots the enemies without even looking are uber cool. I also like how this game ingeniously combined both 1st and 3rd person shooter.

I want to describe the game in greater detail but I’m sure you could find better reviews with more vocabs on the net.


Yeah It’s Holiday

It’s 12.45pm right now and I’m not even thinking to go to 1pm physics class today. I want to start my holiday early. It’s the holiday for turkey, said my Circuit lecturer.

I need a plan for this 5-day holiday. How bout playing xbox 24/7? maybe not. I have this kind of weird symptom. I love games very much but playing for more than a couple of hours make my head dizzy, no matter how much I like the games.

For Naruto Fan, I have something for you. I found a nice picture of Naruto and Hinata from Deviantart. It was in white background so I edited it to black and applied some dreamy blurry edges to Naruto and Hinata. Voila! It becomes one of my favorite wallpaper. I hope you will like it, or love it or gotta have it. (Cold Stone Ice cream sizes)

Naruto and Hinata

The image is from a user. I tried to find the author again but with no success. Image is by Mike Nesbitt. Thanks Nick T


Incoming Black Friday


Ok I admit I missed it last year. At that time, I didn’t even know what’s it. I thought it’s some kind of a remembrance day for a certain scary tragedy. Now I know it better. This year year, it will be on 24th November. Here is a short definition:

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. Many consider it the “official” beginning to the holiday season. Most retailers will open very early and usually provide massive discounts on their products. – source: Wikipedia

That’s it. So why Black Friday you may ask. I read it somewhere it’s because some retailers operating in loss(red ink) through the year, finally make profit(black ink) on holiday season. That’s why they called it Black Friday. When I knew about this I was like oooo black does not refer to scary thing after all.

The best thing about Black Friday is shopping. Black Friday and shopping is synonym. People in United State at least will be having shopping spree both online and offline. And it’s even more crazier on the internet. A lot of websites are listing all the hot deals. The most popular one is :

So, if you are in the US, watch out for this day. Prepare your wallet and and watch the site.

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Editable ASB calculator

update: ASB Calculator v3 is available

I spent the whole 15 minutes to make this.Haha. Hope it will be useful for dear visitors.

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