Thursday, December 31, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 31

I'm late. Too much excitement yesterday. I feel like doing nothing afterwards. Well, there were two guys interviewed me. They are both nice and it seems like they like me. I don't know if I'll be accepted though because the position is more suitable for guys than for girls since the products are exclusively for men. We'll see this Monday if I get it or not.

I don't know whether I'm excited or horrified by the prospect of going to work there.

Pro:
  1. It's a lab.
  2. A lot female workers, only 4 male workers.
  3. Tasks do not involve phone calling anyone.
  4. Tasks involve blogging, maintain website, answers customers' question by emails and SMS, newsletter and such. In other words, these are my hobbies.

Contra:
  1. Products are exclusively for men so the questions I have to answer are gonna be a little bit weird for a girl to hear and answer. Things might get awkward.
  2. I prefer female boss.
  3. I don't know if I can communicate with the boss. I prefer not to talk to anyone, even the boss.
  4. I prefer to work at home.

Seriously, I'm a coward. I don't know if I can handle this. Half of me excited to accept this job. Another half is totally scared and wish for me to look for another job like a normal clerk or cashier. Seriously, I don't know. I keep making excuses. This is a waste of time.

Let's just wait and see.

Oh, while waiting, they ask me to study Aweber. Looks kinda easy.

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 31 December 2009, Neopets

Um, *crickets chirping* that's it? Wow, kinda anti-climatic :) Or maybe because I have too much excitement yesterday that I don't feel anything today? What's up with that robot though? LB? What does it stand for?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 30

I'm late because I didn't feel like blogging since yesterday. There're a lot of butterflies in my tummy.. T_T Wuahhh, so scary! That's why I'm blogging now... I don't want to go but I have to go, at least to see if I'm cut out for this job or just to continue this as a hobby.

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 30 December 2009, Neopets

Is this one of the Neopian Concerts? Looks pretty cool :) All the audiences are Grundos, I wonder what band is this? Or are they coming to this concert just to see the Laser Light Show?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Guild Layout

On my previous post, I mentioned that I've been working on the new guild layout. This one is different than my previous guild layouts I made because I completely remove the outside world from the homepage. Not only that, I also edited header, footer and background images using MS Paint. I've never done these before. It actually turned out good. Well, it looks good on my test page.

Here is what it looks like on the test page with different browsers:

<< In Chrome         << In IE

Google Chrome shows the border the way I want it to but IE handles this differently. Okay, so the border is only 1 pixel so it's hard to see on the picture. So to show how different it handles this, I add my own border up there just to give the idea.

2 days ago I tried the layout on guild homepage. It ended up looking quite different that the ones on the test pages. O_o



It became quite different because I need to tweak the codes and I'm not sure how to fix certain parts. I have vague memory, I don't remember which part I'm talking about but it probably has something to do with the Neopets html filter or the graphic does not repeat the way I want it to.

It doesn't look bad like this but.... I didn't get that "Wow, this is an amazing layout!" feeling. ^^ Oh well, I won't stop trying until I get that feeling. I do feel like I'm untalented but I like this kind of thing. Since I have no talent in anything, why not just choose the one I like best? :) Yay, go me! Try your best!

On another related event, I applied for my first serious job yesterday after being coaxed (forced) endlessly by my mom. I guess she's right. I'm just trying to run away but I seriously think I have no talent in IT especially in web designing. I'm just a regular people who know just a little bit more than normal housewives. Is that something to be proud of? I don't even dare to apply for IT related job.

I know people have been telling me that I'm a good student, fast learner, good in programming, and drawing.. but I can't help feeling like a nobody. Wherever I go on the internet, there are just endless people who are better than me in whatever I'm doing.

Anyway, I applied for a Web Designer position. My mom said that my resume is actually impressive and what more impressive is that they actually CALLED ME today for an interview this Thursday. I'm really nervous right now. What if I can't do what they tell me to do even though I have the right qualification? Sure, I would do my best but.....

Haihhh, why can some people be happy-go-lucky and I'm one of the worrywarts, gloomy, shy, negative people? I tried, I really do try to be more confident but sometimes I ended up being overconfident which is worse. So I am always worried.

I hope I would do well. I hope I'll get this job and I hope this job will last for a long long time. I hope they will like me. I hope I will be happy there. I hope I'll be a better person.

Advent Calendar Day 29

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 29 December 2009, Neopets

I didn't recognize that guy (I thought it's a guy) until I see the prizes. TNT made it look so cartoonish. *snicker* Poor Balthazar... it got ice-cubed! :) It always try to eat the petpets. Now it's time for revenge, muahahaha!!! >D I see that Kacheek (the petpets herder or bodyguard) has already started its revenge and that Babaa still looks as clueless as ever... Anyway Balthazar, just stop eating the petpets will ya? There are much more delicious food available in Neopia. Have you tried the Soup Faerie's soup? It is very delicious, you can get it for free too!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 28

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 28 December 2009, Neopets

Quite possibly one of the best and prettiest Advent Calendar ever!!!! That Ogrin looks very beautiful @_@ Everything is nice. I like the makeup, the hairstyle, the outfit, even the presents looks very nice... And, expensive! :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 27

Wow, a lot of things happen in guild today (or is it yesterday?) when I'm not around! Lol, a lot of things always happen when I'm not around. Now I wonder if I'm a party-pooper? :P Hehehe...

We have new activity now and it's called Current Events. I wonder why use Current Event instead of Events of The Week? Current Events sounds like an update page :P hehehe... Arghh, shut up already! Bronco is great! She always have great idea for our guild! :D Besides, after seeing the activity and the description, I think Current Events is a suitable name.

Quote:
New Page added, current events http://www.neopets.com/~nickeloden023 . It will have a current event going on, such as Problem of the week, Different Drives, double GPS when you donate, etc.
Quote:
12/26/09
New Page added! Current Events. And the current event is Toy Drive, send unwanted toys to broncosfan1000, and recieve 2GPS for every 100NP it's worth!
-broncosfan1000
^^ I have to do my best too! All the best, everyone!


Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 27 December 2009, Neopets

Wow, this one is based on Shenkuu Tangram game! ^^ Nice new puzzle!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 26

I didn't redo the guild homepage yesterday. I should apologize to guild members... I really didn't expect anyone to feel excited about it at all.

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. You can go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 26 December 2009, Neopets

So peaceful... Usually I would find this kind of music nice and comforting but since it's my period, it makes my headache worse instead.. Hehe so I'm actually talking about the way that Tuskaninny reading its book.

^^ It is smiling. I wish I could be a bookworm too. They always look so cool while reading and when they talk about books, they got very excited. It's very easy to tell that it's a wonderful and enjoyable experience for them. Just look at that Tuskaninny.

Advent Calendar Day 25

Sorry, for the total lateness.

Period... I am uncomfortable and I'm feeling lazy right now along with some headache and stomach cramps. Ah, I wish for some ice cream.... or any creamy goodness....

I might redo this post later... (but then again, I always redo my post)

Today's Gifts:

I post this a day late so feel free to see the picture and the prizes ^^ Or, you can go visit Advent Calendar to see today's animation and prizes instead. :)

Advent Calendar 25 December 2009, Neopets

I always think that Jetsams look mean. This one looks like a normal boy instead :) I wish you a happy holiday, little Jetsam!

Well, the story goes like this:

The little Jetsam was looking at toys in a toy shop. He was totally captured by a beautiful toy train. He imagined what it will be like being in train. What if he is a train conductor? He will be excited for sure! Suddenly a disaster is about to occur. They were going to go across the mountain but the train trail they were going to use broke! Eh, the control broke too? What are they going to do now? They were about to crash! What? He actually got caught up in his daydream? Hehehe, what a funny guy ^^

He has an active imagination, isn't he? Anyway, the animation is too long to be put on a picture. It won't look good either. Just look at those previous overly long pictures I edited. So I thought maybe it's actually better to use a picture that looks like a picture. So I might redo those posts and use picture with single frame in it in every post or use the actual animation video. I don't know which is better but I am fond of the first option. It seems more personalized and fun :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 24

Well, today's Advent Calendar animation isn't that... exciting. So I procrastinated and coded a guild layout instead. I haven't tried it on the actual guild homepage yet so I don't know if it'll work. This is my first time editing pictures for background slices. I think it looks really great.

I am taking the screen shots right now. They're all really big in width and height so I'm gonna post them in different post. O_o I'm still worried Photobucket would reduce the size though... Why do I have to be so detailed? That post is gonna be really long. :P :)

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 24 December 2009, Neopets

.... Okay, that book is cute. The Acara with the presents is cute too. But, am I being mean when I say that Shoyru should cry because its her fault for doing last minute shopping? I know things happen.... but I still don't feel anything except for the Acara. She's really nice!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 23

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 23 December 2009, Neopets

Well, the grunt sounds like me :D Too cheerful people can have that effect sometimes.

O_o I thought I saw a prancing Dumbledore for a moment there!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 22

I found out how to grab .swf file from a website. Cool!
  1. Right click on the website
  2. View source
  3. Search for anything that end with .swf
  4. Open the full .swf link on the browser
  5. Save the page
  6. Done! Seriously easy! By the way, I use Google Chrome.
Another thing to ponder. Does Neopets allow this? For now I'll still use the picture but keep the video for personal pleasure :D
Answer: Yes (Details here)

Anyway, I didn't have any program that can play .swf files so I downloaded Swiff Player. It plays the .swf files nicely :)

Oh, I forgot to mention this but FGN-Guild didn't download the video. They use direct link from Neopets instead :) Other than that, I wonder Neopets said images, does that includes video too?
Answer: Yes (Details here)

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 22 December 2009, Neopets

Ah, a total classic of Tom and Jerry! :D Except it's actually Feepit and Meepit in Neopets world! The furry one is Feepit (attacker later turned victim). The smooth one is Meepit (lol!).

*lift eyebrow* Should I open the gift?

Monday, December 21, 2009

2nd Annual Classic Neohome Holiday Parade

Theme: WINTER WONDERLAND

Join/see the parade here!

From Zarinatara, the Host:
To be in the parade all you have to do is send me a link to your Parade room/float along with the title and a few words about the room. 

Comment:
It's a wonderful parade! I love most of the rooms here. They are very very creative. They don't hesitate to spend good neopoints on them and try again and again to get the right look. They are very wonderful too and definitely admirable :) All the best to everyone who join this parade. I hope I'll see this parade again next year and be one of them.

Advent Calendar Day 21

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 21 December 2009, Neopets

FOOD FIGHT!!!! Don't ruin my Fancy Frock Coat while you're at it!!! Oh, and feel free to use my Mighty Vegan Cheese Log for the fireplace... Or on someone's head :P

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 20

I like doing this so I think I'm going to continue for now.

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 20 December 2009, Neopets

I have to agree. This one is so heartwarming. I love Granpa Buzz's laughter. I love the vibes of this scene. I don't know what is it that makes it feels like this. It's like they're satisfied about something. They have something invaluable and wouldn't trade it for money.

Advent Calendar Day 19

We went to aunt's house alright. I fell asleep right away once we arrived so I didn't get any chance to try the internet. When I woke up in the morning... It was a freakin' disaster.

The instruction for Celcom Broadband Daily Subscription is easy enough to understand.

1. First, check for the broadband information to make sure of the fee, etc:
Dial *118# > Broadband > Info

2. There's no reason to subscribe if you can't use it so next, you need to check if this service is available in your area:
Dial *118# > Broadband > Check Coverage

3. To Subscribe:
Then dial *118# again > Broadband > Subscribe Daily Broadband

4. To check for subscription status (end period, etc):
Dial *118# > Broadband > Subscription Status

This part was done with no problem. Then came the seemingly another easy part.
1. Install Nokia N73 PC Suite from CD provided by manufacturer
2. Connect cellphone to PC by usb wire or bluetooth (I'm opting for bluetooth)
3. Connect to internet with cellphone as the modem

First part is easy. Second part is easy but tricky. I keep getting bluetooth device is not enabled error but I just have to click Apply in the bluetooth setting in Acer ePM whenever I get this error. I don't even have to change a thing, just click Apply. Weird, huh? The third... is a major disaster.

I either get error something about modem is not configured properly/busy or One Touch Access totally stopped working altogether. So I keep uninstalling and reinstalling Nokia PC Suite.

I was really frustated though and I knew it. So I thought I should relieve some tension by accessing the internet from the cellphone and went to Wonderland Online homepage to collect credit for 19th December 2009. At least if something bad happened, one of my goal is still safe.

I didn't go to Neopets because I can't capture the screen shot from the cellphone. It's not the prizes I'm trying to catch, it's just that I want to store my memory of Advent Calendar 2009 and my thoughts of it. Therefore it's no use to go to Neopets if I can't have the video screenshot.

Anyway, I felt better after that and less rushed and impatient. I went back trying to figure out the problem which is not helpful at all because I have no experience in this. So I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling Nokia PC Suite again.

Okay, so that was kinda stupid but the problem is I don't know what else to do since this is my first time trying to connect to internet with cellphone as modem through bluetooth (and usb wire but the wire head is loose so it's totally unreliable and I would be stupid to even think of using it for this purpose). Then I tried searching Google for solution in the cellphone. Not much I found except one answerer suggests downloading the latest PC Suite instead if you're using Window Vista.

So I did download the latest program in the cellphone. I thought I'll transfer it later into the laptop. It's not Nokia PC Suite though because Nokia Ovi Suite looks better by this point. The file size is about 60MB so it took awhile.

By the time it finish download, it's almost 4 o'clock already (12 AM in Neopets time). I really need to hurry or I'll miss Advent Calendar Day 19 video and prizes. I installed it in the laptop and guess what? It works! I also found out that the Access Point is actually celcom.net.my (for postpaid). You can check for this information by going to Menu > Tools > Settings > Connection > Access Points.

The reason I didn't know this is because the instruction I read in the .pdf file I got from Celcom website didn't mention anything about Access Point. So I keep missing this necessary step to connect to internet.

Now I can connect to internet but only 10 minutes left! Woa, come on browser! Faster!

Guess what? IE is not responding! Well, so I have to restart the application a couple of times. OHHHHH!!!!! This is so unfair!!! Guess what now? The 10 minutes were over! I missed the Advent Calendar for 19th December 2009! I really wanted to choke my little sister precious neck at that moment and curse everyone to oblivion and oooh, don't forget, hit, smash, jump on the stupid laptop and cellphone!

This is so not going to happen if she didn't want to go to Pesta Pulau Pinang which requires she and mom to go to aunt's house. But I have to go too because I am needed to test whether Celcom Broadband Daily service is suitable for her use and where else is better for the test than a place without internet? I am cranky all morning and day too because I was having problem to connect to internet. THEY, the culprits, made it totally worse by saying "Oh, stop trying already. It's okay if it doesn't work".

Ooooh, not only you guys dragged me here, you ruined one of my goal (which was not to miss a day during Neopets' Advent Calendar 2009), now you can't even be supportive and make this pain and troubles actually worthwhile having?! NO WAY! So I kept trying and be a spoilsport to anyone who wants to use the laptop AND cellphone for fun! Until I get it, you won't get it either.

Anyway back to the unresponding IE and various restarts, I didn't know what the problem is. Maybe it's the connection speed because it is really slow to open any website. So by this point, I thought maybe it's only fast in cellphone but not in the laptop. So I didn't try anything anymore.

I went to Neopets to do what I usually do this past week :) I captured the screen shot for Advent Calendar Day 20. I didn't post it on the blog at that time because websites load very slow. I thought I'll do it later at home. I have the screen shot already anyway. Then I went to sleep.

I woke up around 11-12PM. I ate then tried to access Blogger to post on Log Makanan Harian through cellphone because it's faster than the laptop. I can sign in but for some reason the webpage keeps disappearing and I'm back at N73 front menu. Because I tried this a lot of time, I got different errors. Something about gate not responding.

That's why I'm here. I don't know why I changed the Access Point to #99. Maybe I want to test the speed with different Access Point. Anyway, I saw that the cellphone use celcom (for prepaid) as Access Point even though we all use celcom postpaid. So I changed the Access Point in Nokia Ovi Suite to celcom. I'm glad I did it because the speed is wayyyy better than before :)

I can even open multiple tabs without problems. Finally, it worths it in the end.


Edited: 21 Dec 2009 4:11 AM GMT+8
I found out that fgn-guild actually saved the Advent Calendar animation. I don't know know how they do it yet.

I don't know how should I feel about this. To find out that there is actually a website that have both the animation and prize's screenshot, I wonder if I should have gone to collect my prizes anyway and then capture the screenshot later there?

Or should I collect my prizes without taking screen shots ever again? There's no need for me to do so if the animation is already available on the web, right? Afterall my reason for taking the screenshots is because I want my own something and I haven't seen it on other websites (until today).

I feel stupid for getting so worked out about this game.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 18

My sister wasn't feeling very well yesterday so our plan was postponed to today. I don't feel like going...

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 18 December 2009, Neopets

O_o Quite possibly the grossest and ugliest Advent Calendar flash video ever.. Eww! That mistletoe was stuck in Meuka and they're giving us those?!

If you don't know who's Meuka is, he's a mutated Meerca that is formed entirely of mucus! He's origin is unknown.

Actually the prizes aren't that bad IF they're neohome items. It looks slimy so it would look great in old kitchen, dirty washroom, seldom used storage room or disaster stricken room. Unfortunately, they're  Wearables so... Um, is there anyone who would actually let their pets wear these?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 17

Hm, when home late yesterday. So tired, fell asleep. Today we're going to aunt's house. I wonder if the internet will work because I don't want to miss this year's Advent Calendar and also Igg Wonderland Online Daily and Monthly Credits.

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 17 December 2009, Neopets

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CUTEST ADVENT CALENDAR EVERRRR!!!!

Well, not without the sound :)

"Fla lala~ Fla lala~"

I know I've said something like this before but I really wish I could record the sounds or videos for Neopets' Advent Calendar. They're really fun!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 16

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 16 December 2009, Neopets
(Click on the image to view it in larger size.)

Poor Captain Arf and his crews have came back from sailing on the stormy sea. No wonder they are queasy. They have been barfing non-stop inside the boat too. Wait.... what?! It's just a game called Barf Boat?! Eww!!!!

PS: This one is really loooooooooooooooonnnng.... so Photobucket reduced the image size on purpose. I guess I'll reupload it in pieces later so the image can be viewed in full size.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 15

A bit late today. Mom's laptop broke again. So she's using the computer.

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 15 December 2009

Ha, I know this one! This is Katsuo the Kougra in Top Chop! In that game, he is tested for his physical strength, fighting skills, and mental concentration because he wants to be Shenkuu Palace Guard. I guess he is one now because he doesn't look this fierce in that game :) Congrats, Katsuo!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Pet Page Layout

I updated my Magromile's petpage layout and ended up with this! My first thought is woa.... I don't expect it to be this good!

Neopets
(Click on the picture to view it in original size)

Theme: Black and White

It looks awesome to me. This is the first time the layout I coded actually looks really good AND professional! Of course I still need to work with the scrollbar but that is a small matter because it looks fine just like that anyway. :)

I forgot to demonstrate how the link will look like when a mouse hover over it in my screen shot. Just in case you want to know, the link and the line below it will change color to blue.

Broncosfan1000 doesn't like this theme though. I guess I have to agree with her. While it looks good, the colors totally blinded me so I changed the colors to this!

Neopets
(Click on the picture to view it in original size)

Theme: Baby (If you play Neopets, you'll know what I mean)

WOOHOO!! This is way more awesome than the previous one! It looks totally sweet and still professional! I really like this screen shot because how the link will look like when a mouse hover over it is also shown here. I forgot to do this with the other screen shot. Shame on me.. :P But YAY on awesome layouts and screen shots!!! :D

Oh and by professional I mean it doesn't look obvious that an amateur do this. :)

Advent Calendar Day 14

I realized that all this screen shots belong to Neopets even though I am the one who edited the Advent Calendar Day 13 and 14 images in this blog. Therefore I removed the texts on the images because they aren't mine.

I have also saved all the Advent Calendar images' in both BMP and JPG format. The BMP files are the original files I saved in MS Paint while JPG files are the files I am going to reupload on Photobucket. I've removed all the previous Advent Calendar images on Photobucket and replaced those with the new JPG files. I know it's not really logical because Photobucket automatically convert my BMP files to JPG files every single time. I don't know why either but I do it anyway.

Because of this, the order of the Advent Calendar images in my Photobucket account is in mess. Sorry!

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 14 December 2009
(Click on the picture to view it in original size)

I have a feeling that that Christmas Spyder is Grarrl judge's petpet. :) Oho, a surprise gift to a colleague? So, that's why he's grinning so much!

I don't get the reason for Altador Cup Brooch as a gift though. Are they judges for Altador Cup?

PS: Again, there is only one frame because it is animated but I combined them all so the picture will make some sense. :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Advent Calendar Day 13

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 13 December 2009
(Click on the picture to view it in original size)

King Skarl is not happy again. I wonder if setting him loose in his brother's (King Hagan) cookie jar will turn his mood? :)

PS: Actually, there is only one frame because it is animated but I combined them all so the picture will make some sense. :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009

I was too lazy to guess what I have to do so I always refer to guides with a quick list of tasks. I don't read the guides for games though unless I have a really hard time on them. By the end of Games Master Challenge 2009, I managed to complete 36/40 of the challenges. Salute to people who got all 40 challenges completed. They must be really really good..

Anyway here's my trophy for Games Master Challenge 2009:



^^ I am a GAMES MASTER!!! Yay!!!

Advent Calendar Day 12

On the last three consecutive days including today, I posted late than usual. Today because I have to attend a wedding ceremony. The other two days because I have problem sleeping. I made a promise with myself to try to post at the same time everyday so I hope I can break this problematic sleeping pattern soon. Anyway, back to the topic :)


Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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12 December 2009

The music is nice. It has no lyric as usual. I wonder what it is. It doesn't sound like something Christmas-y. Would love to download this for easy listening. Not too easy (Jazz) but not too pressing either (Rock).

Friday, December 11, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Eight, 1 Dec)



Challenge One *FAILED!*
It seems there simply weren't enough doughnutfruits in Mystery Island to keep Woogy and Jimmi happy, so they packed up their seesaw and hit the road. Tally a total of greater than 850 in the Meridellian version of this popular game.
Prize: Grinning Sloth Stamp


Challenge Two *done*
Sooo many games have been added to the Neopets site over the past decade that rating 20 of the qualifying flash variety to complete this challenge should be no problem, right?
Prize: Dr Sloth Collectables


Challenge Three *done*
Gather enough spinning spheres in the Neopian night sky to turn in this score or more in this pirouetting puzzle game.
Prize: Spinacle Thought Bubble


Challenge Four *done*
It'll take a steady hand to keep Captain Arf from losing both his crew and his lunch in this rollicking Krawk Island game. Conquer the seas with a score of 400 or more.
Prize: Anti-Sea Sick Pills


Challenge Five *done*
At last, the final challenge! You've gotten all this way... no time to quit now! To put this challenge away, send scores for 85 qualifying games.
Prize: Almost Big Book of Slothy Recipes


Comment:
I am not good at this kind of game. So I pretty much give up on Super Hasee Bounce after a few tries.

Spinacles is just too easy but you have to be patient. All you have to do is keep the level going as long as possible because there is no time limit at all and few colors. So don't finish a level too early even if you can. I got mine on first try I think.

Barf Boat is.. I don't know.. it's easy if you're not high-strung while playing it. I don't get enough score playing this game at all even though usually I could easily score 400 and more. I think it's because of my short attention span at the time, probably tired from playing all these games. Someone suggested playing in Extreme Mode. It gives out more point at shorter time but a lot harder than the regular. I tried it and after a few tries, I finally beat the score. :)

Advent Calendar Day 11

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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11 December 2009

*MAD* This better be not just me! >(

Edit:
Oh, okay. I just checked with JellyNeo 2009 Advent Calendar Prizes. They got the same result ^^ TNT, you sure love to tease!

TNT = The Neopets Team

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Seven, 30 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
If you harbour any intention of completing this challenge, you'll need a certain score in this game that features a Gnorbu character from Y9's Journey to the Lost Isle plot.
Prize: Scrap Paper


Challenge Two *done*
This epic showdown between Neopia's favourite Wocky antihero and his arch nemesis Hubrid Nox was remade in Y9. Can you stop brooding long enough to blast your way to a score of 175 or higher?
Prize: Evil Cybunny Plushie


Challenge Three *done*
Shenkuu's searching for a new batch of top scholars, but first you have to prove that you're up to the test. Sending three scores of 700 or greater should do the trick!
Prize: Professor Hugo Fairweather Plushie


Challenge Four *done*
Oh, sure... the Petpet Protection League might not be happy about it, but they're not the ones who have to live under a curse now, are they? Keep that Terror Mountain cave dweller fed and the jinx at bay while getting a score of 50 or more.
Prize: Snowbeast Horns


Challenge Five *done*
Whew, almost there! Sure it sounds difficult, but there's only one more challenge after this one. Alright, ready? Here it is: send scores for 70 qualifying game challenges. Alright now, go on. You can do it!
Prize: Vernax


Comment:
Wow, I finally got the hang on Snowbeast Snackrifice! I don't think I've ever manage to score anything on this game before :)

Advent Calendar Day 10

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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10 December 2009

Sophie and Bruno, her big brother is spending quality time together :) Why tombstone though?

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Six, 29 Nov)



Challenge One *FAILED!*
With the aid of his trusty Lightmite, this Petpet needs to escape a mine that's been closed off by a rockslide (picking up a few precious gems along the way). Gather a brilliant score of 800 or more to complete this phase of the challenge.
Prize: Balloon Patches


Challenge Two *done*
Okay... this is getting ridiculous, right? There's simply no way that you're going to complete this challenge. Might as well throw it out, though. Send 55, count 'em, 55 qualifying challenge game scores. Good luck with that!
Prize: Hall of Heroes Cake


Challenge Three *FAILED!*
The discovery of this ancient land founded by a small, heroic group, was a highlight of Y8.
  • Look out for Minitheuses as you make a delivery for the king and post a score of 3500 or greater.
  • Show Neopia you're the finest Yooyu trainer by rolling up a score of 700 or more in this strategy game.
Prize: King Altador Figure


Challenge Four *done*
Pair up the tiles until they're all gone - that's how it's done in this Shenkuu gaming classic. Send a score of 250 or better three times to clear this challenge from the board.
Prize: Captain Scarblade Action Figure


Challenge Five *done*
There are plenty of great games in the land of flying ships and many more in the Games Room! To complete this challenge, take a trip into the Games Room to find a trio that you like best and add them to your favourites.
Prize: Garin Plushie


Comment:
Erk... Gwyl's Great Escape is glitchy and I need more practice with this game. However, I don't like this game so it's really really hard to make me feel like trying again.

Crisis Courier is impossible for me to score 3,500 with my current mouse or maybe I'm just not good at it. My current high score is 1,505. That is 2,000 in difference..

Advent Calendar Day Nine

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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9 December 2009

*Cringe* Is it just me or that Pink Zafara sounds totally gay?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

What Happened When Neopets Eat Vitamin and Suplement?

I'm just wondering if it do anything special?

Vitamin tablets in question are:
Vitamin A Tablets
Vitamin B Tablets
Vitamin C Tablets

Supplements in question are:
Calcium Supplement
Iron Supplement

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Answer:

Still searching the web....

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Five, 28 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
Neopia's moon was discovered during the month of Hunting in Y6. Can you complete this out-of-this-world challenge?
  • Rearrange the rocks till you've cracked enough codes to get 500 points or more.
  • Help the Grundo astronaut avoid obstacles while flying in circles to reach a score of 75 or higher.
Prize: Puzzles of Space


Challenge Two *done*
Two Y6 games included the pairing of a Cybunny on vacation and a Grundo revolutionary.
  • Help this duo dodge a fleet of Virtupets Fighters and achieve a score of at least 400.
  • Next, get at least 800 points while helping this pair gather the parts of their ship so they can leave Kreludor.
Prize: Lord Darigan Stamp


Challenge Three *FAILED!*
In Y6, a magnificent invention known as the Juice-O-Matic made its debut, delivering tasty Juppie Juice to grateful Meepits throughout Neopia. Get a score of 2700 or greater while giving the Meepits their juice, or face the possibility of getting your face bitten...
Prize: Turtum


Challenge Four *done*
Fore! To complete this challenge, wow the gallery as you cruise to a score of 300 or more on the links.
Prize: Golf Clubs with Fuzzy Covers


Challenge Five *done*
Just when you thought you'd exhausted your ability to send qualifying game scores... ha HA, another challenge! This time, send scores for 40 qualifying games.
Prize: Taelia Doll


Comment:
I referred to game guides for Time Tunnel and Moon Rock Rampage so finished all the games easily except... MEEPIT JUICE BREAK!! 2700 - 1899 = I still need 801 more...

Advent Calendar Day Eight

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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8 December 2009

*dancing* XD I'm loving this song! Lyrics below:

"Tududu! Pa Pa Pow! Pa Pa Pappapapa! Tududu! Pa Pa Pow! Pa Pa Pappapapa! Haaaaahaho!

I don't think it's carol XD

Monday, December 07, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Four, 27 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
Back on the 19th day of Celebrating in Y5, Neopians were given a greater voice with regard to site games when this feature was added. Make a suggestion using this feature for two qualifying games.
Prize: The Secret of Tagobo


Challenge Two *done*
Interest in the study of molecular structures was compounded in Y5, thanks to this game. Complete the challenge by building a solid score in this creepy Haunted Woods puzzle game.
Prize: Chemistry Candy Set


Challenge Three *done*
Some claim that a land made entirely of jelly made its wobbly way into Neopia during Y5. Those who make such a preposterous claim would also have you believe that this challenge can be completed by submitting a very real score of 300 in this game.
Prize: Jelly Hand Mirror


Challenge Four *done*
Complete this challenge by sending three scores of 650 or greater as you dodge pop-ups while rushing to defeat Race Robot in this game starring Ace Zafara.
Prize: Tombola Tips


Challenge Five *done*
By now you probably think that you've gotten the hang of this whole "submit scores for X number of qualifying games" thing. Oh yeah? Well how about this one: submit 30 qualifying game scores! Ahh... not so easy now, is it?
Prize: Green Uni Morphing Potion


Comment:
Woo... No problem.. Still not so bad even though I have to try on Advert Attack a lot of time. It's quite easy actually but my mouse made it hard. I got a hang of it eventually and managed to get the score.

Advent Calendar Day Seven

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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7 December 2009

Hey, it's the Atlas of the Ancient crews! That's.. a nice tree. Looks more like a factory or castle. Or you could say it looks like a robot too. :)

* I still don't get why Lava pets are safe to touch but not Fire pets.. Normally I wouldn't question it except I saw a picture on Neopets where a pet is roasting marshmallow on his friend fire. But then again... it's a world where Logic is not that important :P

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Three, 26 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
This snot-soaked menace began leaving behind a trail of destruction (among other things) all the way back in Y4. Salute this slimy scoundrel with a score of 12,000 in his game, which followed a few years latera
Prize: Snot Garland


Challenge Two *done*
This kingdom, which debuted in Y4, is known for its rich farmlands and foul-tempered ruler.
  • Gather berries while rolling past obstacles on your way to a score of 125 or higher.
  • Can you maintain the balance of your teetering items long enough to get a score of 200 in this test of skill?
Prize: Berry and Marrow Casserole


Challenge Three *done*
Skarl's kingdom is host to a number of simple, yet entertaining, activities and games. To complete this challenge, view the scores of any five qualifying games.
Prize: Jeran Rocks Bean Bag


Challenge Four *done*
Ever since this game launched in Y4, Petpets have been petrified of being featured alongside its greedy Chia protagonist. Keep enough Petpets on the table to reach a score of 60.
Prize: Crokabek


Challenge Five *done*
Surely, there will be chaos in the streets of Neopia when it's revealed that completing this challenge requires the submission of scores for 20 qualifying challenge games. Say it isn't so!
Prize: King Skarl Stamp


Comment:
This is not hard at all except for Snot Splatter. It's really hard to get that score. After trying for quite some time, I only got 11,854 but I get the prize anyway. I wondered about that but I was already tired from playing that game and since I've already finished the challenge, who cares? I was a lit bit worried that maybe that's just a glitch and I would have to try again.

Fortunately it's a typo. SunnyNeo mentioned this in its website that players just need to score 1,200 not 12,000. :)

Advent Calendar Day Six

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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6 December 2009

Aww :D the purple Peophin is teasing its petpet XD How cute! *What species is that petpet again? I know I know the name but I totally forgot what it is.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day Two, 25 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
This prehistoric land gained its independence in Y3. Tally a score of 500 or higher in its smashingly successful boulder-clearing game.
Prize: Brucey B Biography


Challenge Two *done*
Y3 marked the arrival of a mischievous lot of long-tailed pranksters.
  • Round up a score of 100 or higher in a game featuring this species that's sure to have you seeing red.
  • Capture trophies while avoiding the Lyins on your way to a score of 150 or greater in this game of brotherly larceny.
Prize: Coltzan Negg


Challenge Three *done*
Caw! Send three scores of 1700 or higher as you upgrade your weapons, dodge ferocious enemies, and attempt to save the homes of your poor fellow villagers.
Prize: Paper Pteri Toy


Challenge Four *done*
Everyone will be pulling for you as you attempt to take down enough challengers to amass this unknown score in this game set in the Lost Desert, which happens to have been discovered in Y3.
Prize: Tugging for War


Challenge Five *done*
Okay, a little tougher this time around. Your new task is to submit a score on... wait for it... 10 qualifying challenge games! How will you ever manage?!?
Prize: Dr Sloth Poster


Comment:
The Great Qasalan Caper is easy but I have to try a few time before I get a hang of this game. I almost went crazy because of Pterattack. It's really hard to score 1,700. I spent a lot of time just playing this game. Other than this crazy hard game, all the other challenges are easy.

Advent Calendar Day Five

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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5 December 2009

What a lovely soundtrack. I love the giggling Bruce too. :) The sound is very relaxing and make me happy. I wish Neopets will let us download this just so I can listen to this again and again, not just today. *sigh with a smile on her face*

Friday, December 04, 2009

Atlas Of The Ancient

I realized I got an Atlas Of The Ancient trophy today. I'm quite... I don't know. I feel a little bit disappointed?

My trophy:



I read Atlas of the Ancients Plot Trophy and Prize Guide on SunnyNeo.

The trophy I got here is called Rock. Anyone who joined the plot but didn't finished the first 11 steps get this trophy. I only missed one step. I think player can still upgrade the trophy by completing the steps but I don't know for sure. I finished step 11 and got the prize just a while ago so it's a possibility.

I have a hard time with Cave Glider though so maybe I won't ever get to finish this one step. I need to score at least 2,500 in this game but I keep bumping on stuff on level two.

Anyway, I feel kinda sad that this plot has ended already. It just that this plot is easy enough even for people like me but I just didn't finish it because I was discourage to continue after failing that one step. This plot is unlike the other plot where you have to finish each step before you can continue to another step. For me to even failed this.. I feel like a weakling.

On the happier note, I got my trophy, a new avatar, a new site theme AND a lot of prizes from joining this plot. :)

Games Master Challenge 2009 (Day One, 24 Nov)



Challenge One *done*
The Battledome's launch was among the highlights of Y2. Perhaps you and your friends aren't in the battling mood, though. Maybe you should send a couple of them challenges to top your game scores instead?
Prize: Bottled Earth Faerie


Challenge Two *done*
Submit this score for this game of pairing plaster-wearers, which arrived on the 16th day of Hunting, Y2.
Prize: Piece of a Treasure Map


Challenge Three *done*
Show that you can follow instructions by sending three scores of 100 or more at Techo Says, the first game ever released on the Neopets site!
Prize: Techo Says Bobblehead


Challenge Four *done*
Known originally as "the Winter World," this land is home to such Neopian attractions as the Snowager, and Advent Calendar.
  • Watch for falling pianos as you score 800 in this frosty favourite.
  • Avoid Snow Wurms and getting a bloated tummy while scoring 500 or more in this classic Ice Caves game.
Prize: Igloo Garage Sale Background


Challenge Five *done*
Are you sitting down? Brace yourself... here it comes: submit a score for one of the challenge's qualifying games. What arduous demands will TNT think of next?!?
Prize: Checkerboard Pizza


Comment:
Not hard at all. Probably because it's just the opening.

Advent Calendar Day Four

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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4 December 2009

Mmmmm... The pies always look delicious (exception for anything related to gross food, maggot, snot, fish, ham and dung)! I wonder how this would taste like in real life. The blue bits of the Tchea fruit supposed to taste like banana, and the yellow bits taste like blueberry. Ooohhh, wouldn't that be delicious?!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Advent Calendar Day Three

Today's Gifts:

Like usual, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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3 December 2009

That's GOLDEN???? Looks like a snot colored cookie to me... Eww!!!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Advent Calendar Day Two

Today's Gifts:

Like yesterday, skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 2 December 2009
(Click on the image to see it in original size)

Oh, lookie! They have added a wonderful banner now *point at Winter Wonderfest banner* What a cute petpet :)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Using Materials From or Based On Neopets Offsite

Last Edited: 22 December 2009 GMT+08

I know we could use Neopets' images offsite but I didn't realize that we have to put copyright notice on it.

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Wow, I've just realized I have a lot of Neopets pictures posted in this blog and in my Photobucket account. It's too much work to edit the posts individually. I mean they already look good but if I add the copyright notice, I would have to changed a lot of thing too to make sure the post still look good and the notice doesn't look out of place, threatening or awkward.


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Guild Layout (Winter Theme) and Advent Calendar

I took a few hours to rewrite the code. It's quite hard to find the right colors combination and images to use. There are so many images that fit winter theme but the problem is that they are mostly Christmas related too.

Christmas is a religious event so I can't celebrate it. That's why I choose winter theme. It's neutral but still a fitting present for my guild mates. Anyway, I finally find the right colors and images to use.

Here is what it looks like:
guild,homepage layout
(Click on the picture to enlarge or click here to visit my guild)

Date Made: 30 November 2009

It's better than before, isn't it? The background is made by broncosfan1000 and the images are from Neopets. I just coded the layout. the_awsome_2x2 said it looks really cute.

The reason why there is a blank spot below the layout is because I am in the council. Non council members don't have that Admin box. They won't see any blank spot there. :) I forgot to mention that before.

By the way, Advent Calendar has already started (every December) so don't forget to collect your gift everyday ^_^

Today's Gifts:

Skip this if you don't want to ruin the surprise. Go ahead and visit Advent Calendar instead. :)
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Advent Calendar 1 December 2009

Nice chair.. Love the color. I wonder if they'll giveaway any items for Classic Neohome?

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