Friday, October 31, 2008


YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
OK so I dunno just how many YES!!! I have typed but YES!!!THE EXAMS ARE FINALLY OVER!!! 1 whole bloody week of HOLIDAYS MAN!!! Dang OWNAGE!!! WOOT!!

Garruk Wildspeaker

Garruk Wildspeaker is a planeswalker who wields green magic. His specialty is creature magic: spells that coax abundant mana from the land, summon wild beasts, and unleash the ferocity and power of his summoned creatures.

Garruk is a hunter to the core, a planeswalking predator whose hunting ground is the entire Multiverse. Gripped with a need to test his might and resolve against greater and greater challenges, his life's calling has become an endless hunt of the most ferocious and dangerous game that each plane can offer.

So far Garruk's travels have brought him experiences and trials he never could have imagined. The dangers he's faced have forced his abilities in druidism and creature summoning far past their prior limits, and each day his collection of trophies grows. But recently he's faced a new kind of prey: a fellow planeswalker.

This is new territory for Garruk. Never before has his quarry been so crafty, so resourceful, or so elusive. Garruk's true hunt has just begun.

Sarkhan Vol

Sarkhan Vol is a planeswalker who can wield both red and green magic. His specialty is draconic shamanism: spells that summon dragons and evoke the rage and passion of dragonkind.

Sarkhan Vol comes from a plane where territorial warlords vie against each other in unending, brutal war. On this plane, dragons have long since been hunted to extinction for sport and glory. Sarkhan belonged to a shamanic circle that venerated the dragon as the ultimate predator, the purest expression of the consuming urge of all life.

During a deep shamanic trance, Sarkhan had a vision of an ancient dragon-spirit, and it was during this transcendental moment that his planeswalker spark ignited. On the realization that other planes existed beyond his own, Sarkhan began his quest to understand the dragon spirit, to find a plane where he could look a dragon in the eye.

After many years of searching the planes, he found Jund, a world tyrannized by dragons, and knew he had found his prize. It is here that Sarkhan seeks an exemplar of dragonhood, the ultimate expression of predatory perfection worthy of his worship.

Chandra Nalaar

Chandra Nalaar is a red-magic-wielding planeswalker. Her specialty is pyromancy: spells of fire, fire, and more fire.

There's no virtue in subtlety—at least not as far as the fire-mage Chandra Nalaar is concerned. Impulsive, passionate, and short-tempered, she's as ready to explode as the pyromantic spells of her ever-growing repertoire. Chandra's spark ignited when she was still quite young, and as she has grown, so have her abilities as a wielder of fire magic and as a planeswalker.

As a source of immense and unpredictable power, authority figures have sought to restrict and control Chandra, which comes into direct conflict with her need for independence and freedom. As Chandra's wild inner fire comes in contact with world after world of rules and strictures, the results are sure to be explosive.

Ajani Vengeant

Ajani Goldmane is a planeswalker who wields both white and red magic. His new focus is magic of vengeance: spells that punish wrongdoers and lay waste to his enemies.

Ajani’s rage has been unleashed. Tempted to shed the pretense of principle and justice, Ajani now thrashes his way through secret after secret in pursuit of the identity of his brother’s killer. His pride, bereft of their leader and shocked by the violence surrounding Jazal’s death, has been scattered all over Naya.

Ajani’s abilities as a planeswalker blossomed during a trip to Jund, during which he encountered the shaman and dragon worshiper Sarkhan Vol. Sarkhan helped Ajani turn his sense of vengeance into a fiery new power, unlocking a torrent of red magic in a volcanic ritual.

Ajani now returns to a Naya that seems alien to him. His family rejects him utterly and the mystery of Jazal’s murderer still eludes him, but even darker threats will soon make themselves known.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So Ji Hyun wants me to answer these eh?
What would you do if:
1. I died: Bring you back to life so i can continue mocking you for being short :D
2. I kissed you: Won't happen so I won't answer
3. I fell: Say "You're too fat noob !" and help you up
4. I lived next door to you: mock at your shortness everyday
5. I was drunk at a party: Go back home
6. I showed up at ur house unexpectedly: Slam the door in your face, then open it and ask what you were doing there
7. I stole something: Call the police DUH~
8. I was murdered: No comment
9. I was sleepy: Splash a bucket of water in your face. Really works.
10. I cried: Avoid you for the average 1 hour
11. I asked you to marry me: You won't. Ruth maybe.
12. I was hospitalized: Go there and mock at your fatness
13. I fell in love with you: Won't happen so won't say
14. I stalked you: Dun give a damn. Stalk stalk lor...
15. I disappeared: I say you won't so too bad I'm not answering
16. I hurt you: Hurt you back
17. You heard that i said something bad about you: Who cares? XD

9. Personality: Fat
10. Eyes: Fat
11. Hair: Fat
12. Family: Fat

13. Help me hide a body? yea...and call the police straight after that
14. Keep a secret if I told you one? I'm good at this
15. Hold my hand? yea...then try to break your arm
16. Take a bullet for me? Just take la. I can even make one if you like
17. Do my homework for me? Project, yes. Cos I can play while I'm at it.
18. Try to help me solve my problems? Depends on what sort of problems..
19. Love me? When the sky falls, yea
20. DATE ME? When hell freezes over, yea

21. Lied to make me feel better? dunno
22. Wanted to kiss me? no, fortunately
23. Wanted to kill me? :D
24. Broke my heart? no, unfortunately
25. Kept something important from me? hm...
26. Thought I was unbearably annoying? dUh~

27. Who are you? Dun get this question
28. Are we friends? Not really...
29. When and how did we meet? Idk Idc
30. Describe me in three words: Short Fat Noob
31. What was your first impression of me? Short
32. Do you still think that way about me now? dUh~
33. What reminds you of me? A pig
34. If you could give me anything, what would it be? A bitch slap
35. How well do you know me? Dunno...
36. When's the last time you saw me? After biology exam
37. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't? No.
38. Are you gonna repost this to see what I say about you? Nah.
39. Anything you want to say to me right now? Write it here: JI HYUN YOU"RE SHORT AND FAT AND NOOBY


Yes. I know. They suck. Big-time especially. And it seriously doesn't help that every other school's exams are done with. SOME OF THEM ARE EVEN HAVING HOLIDAYS!!! NOOO!!!
Ok. Never mind. Just concentrate on my exams first. Having such thoughts clog up my head. Seriously. Anyway...

Friday: My Favourite Day! All languages!!! Especially as languages are some of my best subjects next to math. But, like, the comprehension was much easier than what I've done so far in English lessons, and the chinese cloze wasn't too bad either. Then again, hard to say cos I might get -8 marks for cloze passage like last time O.O

Then, one long weekend of slacking, slacking , slacking. See, I told my mum that I was going to study for biology, geography, (whatever that came to my mind) then I opened a screen on that subject, and on another screen just played whatever that came to my mind! Imbahh man I tell you. (Actually I am still doin that now XD)

So, on to Tuesday(today) Maths was like, average la...(missed 1/3 of a question on Booklet A, but who cares?) So, on to Biology, (was staring at Kaung Myat's head throughout the exam, wanting to see what he was thinking :D) Hope I didn't screw up my weakest, 1 MC subject...(Yea, 1 MC is still very important)

Wish myself good luck for the remaining tests! (Especially Geog. I suck at it)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Elspeth Tirel

White magic, power of defense, preserve me.

Elspeth Tirel is a planeswalker who wields white mana. She has powerful magic of community and fortification: spells that build mighty armies, bolster them, and protect them from harm.

Elspeth was born on a plane of strife and darkness. When her planeswalker spark ignited, she left home and never looked back. She wandered the Multiverse, looking for a world where she could belong, a world that had what her true home was missing: peace, love, and community. She found all those qualities in the shard of Alara called Bant.

With her formidable fighting skills and her devotion to nobility, Elspeth became a knight and champion of the Bant nation of Valeron. She evades questions about her origins, content to build her life around service to her adopted home. She has become a planeswalker with a very unusual trait—she has no desire to planeswalk ever again.

Ajani Goldmane

White magic, power of healing, cure thy sins.

Ajani Goldmane is a planeswalker who wields white magic. His specialty is magic of the purification of body and soul: spells that heal and strengthen his allies, and spells that evoke the inner, spiritual essence of others.

Ajani Goldmane is torn between his leonin ferocity and his sense of justice. He was born as an outcast within his own family, an albino leonin never accepted by the rest of his pride. The only person who cared about him was his brother Jazal, the leader of their pride and Ajani's inspiration. Ajani had always shown potential as a mage and healer, but had assumed his main calling was to be a warrior in Jazal's service. The day that Ajani's brother was assassinated by unknown forces was the day that Ajani's planeswalker spark ignited, and everything changed.

No longer could Ajani worry about his tiny problems of social acceptance. His quest to discover his brother's killer has led him into a tangle of intrigue woven by mysterious forces, forcing him to broaden his skills as a warrior and to unlock new potential within himself. Ajani teeters on the edge between principled justice and bloody revenge as everything he once knew crumbles around him.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tezzeret the Seeker

Artifacts, foundations of power, obey my command

Tezzeret is a planeswalker who wields blue magic. His specialty is artifice: spells that forge artifacts, manipulate artifacts, and even bring artifacts to life.

Tezzeret was a talented artificer from the Alara shard of Esper. Like all Esperites, he has part of his body "enhanced" by the magical alloy etherium, part of an overarching planar venture to create perfection of both body and mind.

Tezzeret became an initiate of a mage sect called the Seekers of Carmot in order to gain access to the Codex Etherium, a sacred tome the sect claims to have in its possession. When he intruded into the sanctum of the Seekers, he uncovered truths that others didn't want him to find, and he found himself trapped in a conspiracy much larger than himself.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jace Beleren

I shall do magic.
I shall planeswalk.
I shall wield the powers.

Jace Beleren is a planeswalker who wields blue magic. His specialty is mental magic: spells of mind-reading, illusion, knowledge, and deception.

Curiosity has always gotten the better of Jace Beleren. As a magical prodigy, he delved into lessons of sorcery deeper than the other students in mage academies, and succeeded to the point that even his instructors were suspicious of him. As a specialist in mind magic, he uses his abilities to gaze into the minds of others, discovering even closely guarded secrets. This practice has lead him into danger more than once. In fact, his mind magic has helped him discover the existence of planeswalkers and of worlds beyond his own, opening his eyes to an even greater scope of secrets.

Now that Jace's own planeswalker spark has ignited, his curiosity has begun to take him deep into the Blind Eternities, the chaotic void that holds all the planes of the Multiverse. Jace has finally found a milieu vast enough to satisfy his thirst for knowledge.

Jace now faces the same problem of every exceptional being: the temptations of power. His skills in illusion, mind-reading, and even memory modification have flourished during his travels, and they've helped him gain ever broader access to the secrets he craves. But the deeper he delves, the more he encounters individuals and beings who don't want him prying into their business...and who have the power to stop him. Jace has the potential to rival even these adversaries if he's willing to cast aside the limits of his conscience and embrace the power rising within him. The enemy colors of white and black are like an angel and devil on his shoulders. Will he choose to use his abilities to enrich those he cares about, or to empower only himself? However Jace chooses, the realization of his potential will have a dramatic effect on the Multiverse.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Man's rise

Yea, so my essay is something like, the domination of man...

Wild animals
Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals, and other organisms. Of these, animals can be said to make up the largest percentage of wildlife. They have roamed the Earth in different forms, but as far as history goes, they can be said to be the dominant species existing on the planet. Even today, we can see that Homo sapiens is the leading creature, ruling over all matters on the Blue Planet. However, as humans get ever more powerful, wild animals are slowly wiped off the planet.
Wild animals can be traced back as far as 560 million years ago, tentatively a humble sponge that existed at the bottom of the sea. Ever since then, animals have evolved greatly. At the time of the dinosaurs, it was probably evolution at its peak, where, they existed at gargantuan sizes and ruled the earth. Even for a long time after the age of the dinosaurs, wild animals dominated the scene in the form of woolly mammoths in the Ice Age and sabre-toothed cats after that. From these examples, we can tell that animals have held their own for millions of years, and through the long course of evolution, not much has happened to change the fact of their excellent survival. Even major apocalyptic events could be taken in stride, and new animals have quickly risen to take the spaces.
Enter Man, 200000BC. He used to be just another animal on the planet. Making his “baby steps into the world as an advanced form of monkey, he soon evolved slowly to lose his tail, walk on two legs and develop an upright posture. As he progressed, his brain increased in size and power. With that increase in intelligence, mankind learnt how to make and use weapons, cook food and even group together. Civilisation had begun. As their weapons became advanced in power, they were able to hunt down animals, killing them in great numbers. One species was experiencing a power unprecedented in all other wild animals.
Man extended his dominion. He built cities, found technologies, and in a move shaming to the Kingdom of Animalia, he started to take other wild animals captive, and turned many wild animals to take on the derogatory term of “domesticated animals”. The dog was first to fall under this category, followed by the sheep for wool, then the cow for milk, pigs for pork and most recently, the hedgehog as a pet. Most of these domesticated animals have spent such a long time under man’s dominion that most of them have lost their ability to survive in the wild. Many more have even lost semblance to their wild ancestors. Take the example of the chicken, domesticated for eggs, hardly takes after its current wild counterpart, the red jungle fowl. There is a strong sexual dimorphism and camouflaging plumage in the female are found in the wild jungle fowl, which also roosts in trees, which protects them from predators on the ground. The domesticated chicken shows none of these traits, and even seems to be stupid enough to eat almost whatever is given to them, as long as it shares some characteristics to their normal feed. Such is the extent of human impact on animals.
Can wild animals remain wild anymore? Can we return Earth to a state where every animal existed as a wild animal, where all would co-exist harmoniously, none lording over the other? Probably not now, and sadly, not ever, given the state, and ways that humanity thinks.

Friday, October 10, 2008

SL camp...

Yea, like i finally got the time to get down to blogging again and tell ur about the SL camp.

Where did I leave off? O yea, actually I HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED MAN.


1st activity: Like so super retarded got us to arrange squares with some shapes and colours. Two ppl would be leaders while the rest were blindfolded. Obviously an insult to our intelligence as you can see so we completed it like, damn fast compared to other teams ( actually i didn't expect that). Anyways the stationmaster like, wanted to tok to us as the other group (CANDICE & BYORN'S group NOOB!!!) was still struggling.
I dun care what the stationmaster said, i think the leaders when they saw the arrangement they just followed the best fit to complete the puzzle :D.

2nd activity: O this is even more retarded. Like, we got two balls (dun laugh if u see this) one big ball and one small ball and we got to move them using our legs and feet like OMGZ!!! But also quite simple except for those of us who were moving the small bal, like, it was super hard to hold that with 3 pairs of feet I say. But still, our group got much luckier than Candice's group AGAIN, like owned them so badly. They were, like motionless with the small ball, and those with the big ball were the ones moving, but we like, finished when they weren't even halfway HAHA...

I think I end here for now la, damn XIAN ardy...

P.S. Crap Gog project freaking deadline on monday.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Global warming

So this essay is like, some of my views on global warming...

Global Warming

The definition of global warming is the gradual rise of the earth’s surface temperature thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect and responsible for changes in global climate patterns. Carbon dioxide, the gas mainly responsible for global warming, and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases—emitted when oil, gas and coal are burned—are causing the rise of the earth’s air surface temperature.

Over the next century, global warming could happen twice as quickly as previously forecast. Global average temperatures could actually rise between 1.4C and 5.8C by the end of the century. The sea level has risen approximately 6-8 inches, approximately 1-2 inches of the rise caused by melting mountain glaciers and another 1-4 inches has resulted from the expansion of the ocean water as a result of the warmer ocean temperatures. They are expected to rise even more, by 0.09 metres to 0.88 metres between 1900 and 2011.

Previous forecasts in 1995 were that the greatest likely temperature rise over the next century was 3C. This has been revised upwards due to the removal of sulphate aerosols which had helped reduce global warming by blocking sunlight. Also, the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases has risen by 31% in the last 250 years.

The more likely temperature rise is expressed as a range because of uncertainties surrounding man’s ability to cut down on the use of fossil fuels which produce carbon dioxide. It is hoped that people would steadily reduce their reliance on these fossil fuels such as coal, wood and oil.

Much of the rise in global temperatures can be attributed to human influences. Scientists have concluded that the observed warming of the past hundred years was unusual and is unlikely to be of natural origin. However, it is also acknowledged that there are still gaps in information and a deeper understanding of climate change is required.

Global warming is receiving much more attention than it ever has than in the past, as scientist have confirmed that is has many dangerous, far-reaching consequences. The previous decade, the 1990s, have been discovered to be the warmest decade globally, with 1998 being the warmest year ever sine global records have been kept since 1861. Temperature rises then were the greatest in a millennium. Such research has been able to be undertaken by studying ice cones, tree rings and historical records in the northern hemisphere. It has been found that before the Industrial Revolution which had brought in the many fossil fuels, the world had never had a great problem with global warming, proving once and for all that the current worsening global warming situation was caused by the work of man.

The implications of global warming are great. With it, clouds and rain will increase. More intense rainstorms will occur over mid to high latitudes in the northern hemisphere. The oceans also absorb the increased carbon dioxide, which in water becomes a weak acid, carbonic acid. Its accumulation has a devastating effect on marine organisms, especially the delicate coral reefs which provide one of the greatest ecosystems in the world. Other effects could include frequent forest fires, flooding of coastal areas and even global freezing, happening when the salt currents around the Arctic shut down due to the increase in freshwater from melting glaciers.

Global warming could well be the last thing on anyone’s’ mind, but it is a true and serious problem in the world. Though it used to be an almost non-existent niggle, not to be considered, it has attracted the attention of even the G8, an extremely important organization that is highly regarded all over the world.

Due to global warming’s great implications globally, we must pay higher regard to it and we must start by trying to reduce our daily carbon emissions. An example would be to car pool, or even better, take the public transport or bicycle. Not only does this help save the earth by releasing less toxic exhaust gases, it can also give us the exercise that we need to keep ourselves healthy! We can also recycle more, by composting our waste, or use recycling bins. Another way would be to use fluorescent light bulbs or even better, reduce your reliance on your electrical appliances, which contribute to global warming by using oil. All these little ways in aiding the environment would help our world a lot in preventing global warming.