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Gift: Coloring Markers

Caution: The upcoming post(s) will cover about the birthday gifts I got this year. You might get extremely sick about it, or nauseous. To keep in mind that this is not an attempt of arrogance or whatsoever. It’s simply my way of expressing my gratitude towards the thoughtful presents – which I considered as tokens of appreciation and love. Also to give you a gift reference (I myself found it’s pretty hard to decide what to give to my friends or boyfriend for their birthday).

Let’s start, shall we?

One of my friend (again, she’s also a colleague of mine) gave me a bucket of coloring markers on my birthday. She decided to choose this present after she found out that someone gave me a coloring book while I lost my coloring pencils after I moved out to my current house. See? That’s what I like about gifts! It actually shows how well someone know you. Or at least, it shows how your friends want you to be.

OK, back to the bucket!

So, the Faber Castell bucket was full of markers: 50 colors in total!

Now, if your friend loves to draw or color or just make random artwork, this gift would be a perfect fit!

You’ve seen the results on my previous post Gift: Adult Coloring Book. And now, I present to you… THE MARKERS!

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Gift: Adult Coloring Book

I had my birthday on August 1st, and unlike the past years, I didn’t manage to write anything about it (Well… It’s not like this topic is important, though…)

And… Since today I’m in the mood of writing (Yeay!), I’d like to share about 1 birthday present I got on August. It might be interesting for your reference to buy a gift. Read on!

OK now, Jupy – a friend of mine, a colleague, and a crazy ass foreigner – gave me a coloring book for my 31st birthday. Yes! A COLORING BOOK. The cover said “Coloring Book for Adults” and also “ANTI STRESS”. I have to admit that he knows me pretty well from this wonderful gift.

It was published by Gramedia (a book store and publisher, well-known in Indonesia), made by Yulianto Qin, and brought up Batik (traditional printing pattern) theme.

I would say that this gift will suit either males or females. Just make sure that the one receibing it is an adult! Why? Because the drawing and the coloring level are absolutely too much for a kid. I spend a few hours to finish 1 page. Sometimes I leave 1 page unfinished, to go back at it another time.

Bo more chit chat, mate… Go see it for yourselves!

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Review: Train to Busan

Yesterday I watched a recently-launched Korean movie: Train to Busan. It was…… Hmm, let’s talk about the movie first, OK?

Plot (as copied from Wiki)

A man named Gong Yoo (a fund manager, AFAIK), his estranged daughter, and other passengers were trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

The Conflicts

Of course, along the movie you’ll jump several times at the appearances of this living dead creatures. As its predecessors, you’ll find also the antagonist: stupid human being who acts like owning the whole world.

There’s a change in the main character’s attitude as an impact of the whole zombie situation. There are some drama moments which almost made me cry (Hey, it’s Korean movie… Dropping tears is beyond common!).

My Review

Overall rate… 3 out of 5 stars. Why?

The background story is unclear. The reason behibd the epidemic is only mentioned in 1 line. I feel like the movie tries too hard on selling the drama, thus sacrifices this important info as a result.

The zombies CAN RUN! For hell’s sake, it’s horrible to see the running zombies! Even though there’s no offial rules of zombification nor an exact history of zombie’s origin, this zombie behavior is an absolute subject of complains.

The infection rate/speed between 1 person to another is inconsistent. As an example… A is a zombie. B is bitten, hence turns into a zombie, in a 10 minutes.  C is bitten and turns into a zombie in 5 seconds. So… Inconsistent! Right?!

Last but not least: too much drama, dude! Instead of just run and dodge the situation, the characters spend some minutes to stare at each other – as in tipical Korean drama. In romantic movie, it’s perfectly fine. But in this genre… it’s just too much, sorry…

After all, it’s still entertaining, so I would suggest you to watch this movie, for fun! Especially if you are a fan of horror and thriller genre.
Nee

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TV Show: The Comment

Hello gorgeous,

Saya kerap meluangkan waktu lebih dari 10 jam sehari untuk bekerja. Tentunya, otak dan energi saya terperas untuk pekerjaan saya sehari-hari.

Saat akhirnya pulang ke rumah, menonton TV adalah hak yang wajib saya lakukan untuk melepas penat, apalagi setelah saluran Net TV merambah masuk ke Yogyakarta.

Salah satu acara favorit saya dari Net TV adalah The Comment. Muatannya tidak bisa dibilang informatif, walaupun sesekali memberikan informasi kecil yang berguna bagi saya. Setidaknya, ada beberapa hal yang bisa saya adaptasi untuk kepentingan pekerjaan saya. Di balik kekonyolannya, konten dan permainan yang ada di dalamnya sungguh kreatif!

Pembawa acara The Comment adalah 2 orang penyiar radio, Imam Darto dan Dimas Danang. Mereka sudah terbiasa bekerja berdua sehingga tampak adanya chemistry yang kuat saat mereka berada di panggung The Comment.

Inti dari acara ini adalah informasi yang menghibur, dalam bentuk video atau gambar yang diunggah dari media sosial sesuai dengan tema segmen yang sedang berlangsung. Selain itu, The Comment mengundang beberapa bintang tamu – mayoritas wanita – dari kalangan selebritis. Di segmen terakhir, biasanya ada kompetisi berupa mini games untuk para bintang tamu.

Untuk meninggalkan hal-hal yang ‘serius’ – pekerjaan, misalnya – The Comment merupakan tontonan yang pas bagi saya. Sebagian orang mungkin menganggap acara ini kurang bermutu, tapi bagi saya acara ini dikemas dengan sederhana namun smart!

Rate dari saya: 5 bintang!

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Game: Hay Day

Hello gorgeous…

After seeing some friends playing this game, I finally decided to install Hay Day on my phone. What is it? And what’s fun in this game? Keep reading to find out!

What’s Hay Day?
It’s a mobile game for Android (I think iOS also) about farming – the tycoon type of game.

Get the app HERE for Android.

Describe Hay Day!
I copy-paste the description from the store, with a little modification. Scroll fast to skip this part.

Best. Farm. Ever. Welcome to Hay Day, the most popular farming game on mobiles and tablets, number one in 122 countries.

Learn the lay of the land, tend to your crops, and trade goods with neighbors and friends. It’s a real special place where the crops never die even though it never rains. Sharing the farm with our quirky animals only makes things more fun!

PLEASE NOTE! Hay Day is free to download and install. However, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you do not want to use this feature, please set up password protection for purchases in the settings of your Google Play Store app. A network connection is also required.

Features:
♥ Grow and customize your farm
♥ Trade crops and fresh goods with neighbors and friends through your very own roadside shop
♥ Fulfill orders with your truck and even by steamboat
♥ Repair your dock and cast your lure to fish the waters
♥ Build your own town and welcome visitors

Media Mentions:

“Hay Day‘s presentation is fairly cinematic for a mobile game. It’s eye candy. […] If you’re a fan of simulation games, Hay Day is visually pleasing and will definitely keep your inner agriculturalist giddy for hours.” – Gamezebo

“Watching your crops grow and your twee factories spew out products is a quietly pleasing experience.” – Pocketgamer

Player Reviews:
Hay Day is very proud to announce over 5 million five star reviews on Google Play!

Support:
Neighbor, are you having problems? Visit https://supercell.helpshift.com/a/hay-day/?l=en or contact us in game by going to Settings > Help and Support.

Under our Terms of Services and Privacy Policy, Hay Day is allowed for download and play only for persons 13 years or over of age.

Click the title below for:
Privacy Policy
Terms of Service
Parent’s Guide

My Thoughts
It’s an addictive game!
But at some point… for a semi-gamer like me, it gets boring…

You have to dedicate a huge amount of time checking the farm!
As most of tycoon games, the more level you have, the more time you need to spend in growing/building something. In my opinion, there are too many items in Hay Day which have impossible ETA!

That’s why, I still need other games on my phone to play with, while waiting for my crops or buildings to be ready. That’s troublesome. I think, a good addictive game should never give too much idle time to the users. Just a thought.

Overall, I’ll give 3 stars out of 5… 🙂

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Well done, Supercell!!

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Mobile Game: Candy Crush Saga

It’s Candy Crush time!!!
FYI, I play some mobile games to keep me moving and working. This is my way to work out, instead of going to the gym. 🙂

Candy Crush is one of the game I have in my phones. It’s a puzzle game created by King (one of Blizzard subsidiaries AFAIK).

As you can see in the video, all you have to do is creating lines of at least 3 identical candies. In each stage, there’s a particular mission to accomplish:
– Clear all the jelly
– Collect/explode some special items
– Make a particular combo
– Etc.

Install the game!
Find it in Google Play Store and install it for free!

You can skip the next part if you are afraid of getting bored. It’s the long description of Candy Crush Saga as written on the Play Store. Happy playing!

Candy Crush Saga, from the makers of Candy Crush Soda Saga & Farm Heroes Saga!

Join Tiffi and Mr. Toffee on their sweet adventure through the Candy Kingdom. Travel through magical lands, visiting wondrous places and meeting deliciously kooky characters! Switch and match your way through hundreds of fun levels in this delicious puzzle adventure. The sweetest game just keeps getting sweeter!

Take on this deliciously sweet Saga alone or play with friends to see who can get the top score! 

Candy Crush Saga is completely free to play but some optional in-game items will require payment.

By downloading this game you are agreeing to our terms of service; http://about.king.com/consumer-terms/terms

Candy Crush Saga features:
● Tasty ways to play: Target Score, Timed Levels, Drop Down Mode and Order Mode
● Collect sugar drops to progress along the Sugar Track for super sweet surprises!
● Spin the Daily Booster Wheel for a delicious prize
● Pass level 50 to unlock Dreamworld and escape reality with Odus the Owl
● Unwrap delicious environments and meet the sweetest characters
● Tasty Candies, wrapped and striped Special Candies, Color Bombs and various other magical boosters to help with challenging levels
● Hundreds of the best levels in the Candy Kingdom with more added every 2 weeks for your entertainment
● Leaderboards to watch your friends and competitors!
● It’s easy to sync the game between devices and unlock full game features when connected to the Internet

Visit https://care.king.com/ if you need help!

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facebook.com/CandyCrushSaga
Twitter @CandyCrushSaga
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http://candycrushsaga.com/

Have fun playing Candy Crush Saga!