Lyrics and Poetry

Games

The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk & Coffee

Milk and Coffee Adventures

This is actually a dream come true!

Last July, I opened a new domain on wordpress to give space to my much awaiting comics, which is The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. It’s a bunch of Filipino (Tagalog) comic strips that focuses on the friendship of the characters Milk and Coffee and friends.

The story line came out of no where, when I kept on wearing my weird shades and I started drawing my mini me. That’s explain why ‘Coffee’ had this bug-eye/heart-shaped shades. While the other characters are based on people I encounter and some friends.

The comics is in Tagalog, so sorry for the English-speaking fellas who are following me. It’s actually a risk because I don’t have an idea how it will go since I’m never familiar with the local SEO and how the new site’s Google ranking will climb up. Plus the fact that it’ll be composed of mostly images, I think it will be a great challenge for me.

But anyway, to my Filipino friends here, please support The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. I’d appreciate it if you will follow and like our posts both on blogs and Facebook.

Just kindly go to these link and hit like:

Milk and Coffee Adventures – Twitter

Milk and Coffee Adventures – Facebook

Milk and Coffee Adventures -Website

Thank you so much!

This blog will never close, by the way. I have plenty of poems to share to you, so please, please stay tuned!

Advertisements

Interlude: What I’m doing when I’m not writing?

Well, I got lots of work — busy as hell. I, however, still managed to write poems and lyrics because whenever my hands are free, I just grab my phone, open Evernote and type all the words I could think of.

But every time I write something, I need a separate time to proofread what I wrote before posting it. So, I keep my Evernote aside for the mean time and just launch this game called “Crossy Road” to refresh my mind and be ready for the meticulous reading.

It’s actually a crazy game available for both iOS and Android phones. All you need to do is to let the character cross safely the road without hitting by cars, trucks or obstacles, until you earn or beat your own high score.

I swear it’s very challenging!

wpid-screenshot_2015-02-25-21-55-56.png wpid-screenshot_2015-02-25-21-55-48.png wpid-screenshot_2015-02-25-21-55-28.png

You also can choose different in-game characters, like this Mad Wizard — my favorite. And you can purchase them with real cash or by just collecting coins during the adventure to get them. (They give free coins from time to time, I swear, so no worries of getting bored with the game with one character only).

It’s fun, colorful and addicting. You should try it too.

By the way, after writing this post, I will give way to this game and get back to re-read it.


Granado Espada: I’m Back! (Wait! What to press again?)

capture_20141217_214609_080capture_20141106_004516_423

A couple of weeks ago, I was also back in my beloved game Granado Espada. And it was a dream come true because as some of you know I love this game more than World of Warcraft, cucumber on ice and any hot cow burgers in the world, and this is where I found true love in a MMORPG. Although I’ve been busy with a million and one things in my daily life, I could feel that I’ll be hooked again in this game. Thank you to my brand new laptop that can accommodate such high definition game and I’ll be rocking again world, err, I forgot what it is called; so no more dead air during weekends and free time. But anyways, many things have changed and been added in-game. There are the settings, notifications and, well, there so many of them I don’t what the game call it. I think it will take time for me to know more about it again. I just feel great because on my first day of the come back I quickly learned some few in-game new stuffs. First thing, I recognize is already a reward system where they give away extra experience points every time you come back in-game. And add to that the freebies when you answer surveys. With that, I recently got 3 pair of wings (expires in 15 days) for free, some free costumes (with expiration that I don’t remember how long) and the usual buff items.

capture_20141111_195207_340
The funny thing about the come back, though, is that I don’t know the game controls anymore. I was like a reborn kid looking for tutorials just to get my memories of the good old days back in the stitches of my cerebral capacity. It is actually the same feeling like I know everything but I just forgot everything about it (huh?) — in other words, amnesia. But I think I will get there and will welcome a couple of eye bags soon because I’m really, really going to re-study everything.

capture_20141217_220626_669

capture_20141113_202634_060
I also missed my Viki (Count Francis) a lot deeper, especially our summoning and the puny enemy-squashing sessions, which I did right after I chew and digest the nostalgic control navigation self-refresher course. I remember each giants I want to use every time there are mobs, and while writing this I wanted to visit the forgotten territories for more mobs to kill. I noticed that there are new “Stance” which features new summons. I just need to level up in order for me to start the quest to get it. But before that, I remembered how I needed to farm more summoning items in some selected areas of the world so I can enjoy the forgotten territories. Hopefully, I won’t messed up with the other game items, in which I’m still trying to relearn their use from scratch.

capture_20141215_225957_825
On the other hand, my unfinished quests are quite hard to track back in spite of the feature that tells me what to do next. I guess I will leave some in an incubator and just let time flies until I’m all ready to complete it. I think it will never be too late to finish those.
The only thing that’s not back in-game is the noisy chatroom. It’s full of cobwebs just right at this point. Most of them are not longer active, although I see some of the fellas on Facebook. I guess I have to show them that I’m playing and blogging again, so they’d get motivated to come back as well.
Anyways, stay tune for more updates about the my life in and outside the game. I wish you keep reading this blog full of random things in my head.
See yah!

XOXOXOXOXO


Google Play 2013 Apps (Part 1)

I welcomed the 2013 New Year with flu (Yey!) but that won’t stop me from checking the coolest app that you must have this new year.

To be honest, I’m already attached to my Samsung Galaxy S3, and even now that the iPhone5 and iPad mini were already launched in the market, I haven’t gotten a second thought of replacing my mobile phone and my Galaxy tab 8.9.

Last month, I barely downloaded apps for my gadgets, but I chose the ones that made me feel the thrill, cuteness and knowledge. But even the year ends, I still believe that these Apps  should welcome the new year with you!

1. Dead Trigger

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (5)Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (6)

If you’re a fan of the latest zombie movies and series, you must be enjoying Dead Trigger already. If not, you got to download this! And although Samsung Galaxy S3 has higher definition when it comes to graphics and screen color, the best experience is still in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 when I play this game. You know, the larger the screen, the better the view, and the more you see the zombie fast approaching.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (8)Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (7)

Everything in the game is cool, bloody and heart-stopping, except the control is kind of difficult because you’re hands has to be good in navigating touch screen buttons without looking. (You will get used to it if you often play the game, though.) And for those who get easily dizzy with first-person game, you can always adjust the movement sensitivity in the options, just like what everyone is doing in the counter strike. It affects somehow your in-game speed in turning and moving around, but it adds thrill.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (9)

Moreover, the fun part here is you can use weapon other than guns to kill zombies, like chainsaw, crossbow, brain grinder and more. Some are available when you buy credits via site or when you save in-game cash.

Just a reminder: when you start this game, get ready to be addicted.

2. GunStrike.

If you don’t want zombie games but want a cool and cute shooting game that will enhance your anti-terrorist skill, well, this one is for you!

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (10)Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (12)Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (9)

Cute — yes — because you’ll be shooting these bubble head, little terrorists. The game is either you do survival mode or campaign mode or the mini games. And same as the Dead Trigger, more thrill awaits in-game. You can upgrade your weapon and buy health and special items by purchasing using in-game cash. Well, you can also shoot birds and other special characters, other than the terrorists, to gain special items — just keep your eyes open for them.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (11)

Controls are also the same, but I don’t why I am able to shoot better here in than in shooting the zombies in Dead Trigger. Perhaps, here, you don’t have to move around. All you have to do is to aim and aim — which is sensitivity-friendly — without the after-game dizzy feeling.

3. POU!

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (2) Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (6)

Adorable, cute and lovable unknown creature. I feel like they revived the NeoPets or Tamagochi with Pou. He or she is totally costumizable every time he reaches a certain level. You can feed him, play the mini games, make him sleep, cure him when he’s sick and give him a bath. Best app that you can check from time to time.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (3) Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (4) Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (5)

What I like about this app is that it has a global ranking. That means you will be able to see what other Pou fans are up to on their own pets. You can view who leads the mini games and tops the rank of the best looking Pou, and your friend’s Pou (if you know their Pou’s name). It is really fun and it doesn’t waste too much of your phone/tabs battery.

4. (Andwhatdoyahknow!!!) There’s Hangaroo 2!

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (3)

If you miss this Kangaroo and looking for more sensible game that will challenge you in general knowledge, sports, popular quotes, history, etc; well, he’s back with same interface with lots of new categories, fun and learning! Never did this game disappoint me when I’m so bored in the house.

Same as ever game mechanics, you just have to guess the word(s) to free the Kangaroo. 4 mistakes and he’ll see him hanged, but don’t worry no real animal is harmed in this game…So, please enjoy!

5. Lastly, Easy Touch

Here’s another reason why iPhone has to sue Android. Just kidding. Well, this application, of course, is iPhone-inspired but design perfectly for Android phones.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (7) Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (1)

This app will enable you to navigate the home and other phone features without pressing the home button. As you know, the numero uno problem of most smartphones are the damaged home screen button. This app will help you reduce your phone’s chances of experiencing same trouble.

Ejomlexus_Google_Play_App (8)

Some people said it was hard to uninstall to Android phones but no need to worry, I believe the app has already been updated and you’ll see the app instruction how to navigate, uninstall and even change the button design.

I find it helpful because I’m worried of getting damaged home and lock keys; but it works perfectly fine with my Samsung Galaxy S3 because it covers all the functions I need instead of pressing the home key.

—–

More Apps to be reviewed this January, so keep on reading! Happy New Year!

XOXOXOXOXOXO


Sims on Google play

Count me in to the number of gamers who got addicted to the fun world of Sims. I enjoyed the game a lot especially when it was released in Nintendo DS. I just stopped playing Sims when I became a busy player of Granado Espada and Flyff, both MMORPG’s. However, still, Sims took most of my time because it was irresistably addicting. I even skipped a few meals and my favorite tv series for it.

image

image

I just found the game for free when I visited the Google Play Store. The game was released by the same game publisher, Electronic Arts Nederland BV.

Actually, there’s nothing too much to expect from the game, except for the mobile phone experience. It features same cool stuffs like pets, toddlers, jobs, relationship with other Sims and the “Wohoo”. And, new features are only limited to the dress-up closet, children store, dog items and wedding wear.
image

image

image

It is really fun! It requires internet connection, though, to get things running. You may also need more than 1GB storage to fit in the 826MB size of this app.

image

But I think it’s worth it to download this game app. I haven’t encountered any lag or force close problem on my Galaxy Tab 8.9 so far. You should try it on your device.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO


Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave — Boss no. 2

I didn’t know Drei is already very good at Dungeon Defender. Although he has a characterr of his own in my account, I just couldn’t believe that he’ll finish a round with flying colours using my character. Just a couple of nights ago, he played with my charater and defeated a new boss – Goblin Mech. Well, I was the one who set up the towers, but I paused the game for a while and went to “the John”. When I came back, I saw him playing it. Good thing, he knew that I’m blogging such game scenarios, therfore, he took a lot of SS (screenshot). Thanks, Hubb!

According to him, it was a close range monster. Big damage when he caught you with his double sword arms. He didn’t notice the machine’s weakness or his game strategies, all he knew is that he kept on shooting it until it died.

image

image

I tried to redo the game with a higher difficulty but, unfortunately, I died a couple of times. Yeah, he was right — blasting damage when he caught you cornered. But I found out that you have to hit on the goblin who controls the monster machine to give him a larger damage. I guess, I just need to increase my level a bit to kill this monster in insane mode.

By the way, off topic, someone mentioned to me that tomorrow Apple will be releasing or presenting the iPad 3. I’m excited to see it, I just hope this isn’t a super advance April fool’s day news.

That’s all folks.

XOXOXOXOXO


Flyff Turn Over

Who says I’m already out of the Flyff game? Perhaps you’re right. I’m actually in the middle of this busy-ness that’s why I would like to admit that I don’t have time for MMO games (desktop/laptop-based games) for now. Hence, my characters in different MMO are in great hibernation. I still love MMORPG. But just like the Andy-letting-go-of-Woody story of Toy Story 3, I need to focus first to my top priority, which is my work and business. I need to let go of these games for a while.

If you’re to ask me, what shall I do with my characters? Well, I will never terminate them, I will just let someone else take care of them, and I chose my friend, Mark.

Mark was my schoolmate during high school, and I met him long time ago through one of my best friends, Helennie. Moreover, he’s one of the reasons why I play Flyff. He actually asked me a couple of times if I could give him my Flyff account and I was hesitant because I valued my characters a lot, especially Ejomlexus. But since I’ve got no choice and I don’t have stable internet connection in Antipolo and my brother is currently busy because he’s already graduating this March, I really have to let them go.

It was really hard for me. But it’ll be more hard for my feelings if I ain’t gonna let them be one of the strongest characters in Flyff world. I just asked Mark to give some screenshots so I can see what’s going on. Here are some:

Well, I was surprised! Ejom has evolved after a couple of days I lend her to Mark. I guess I should not regret that I gave them to my friend. I’m thinking right now to continue the chronicles. Mark will be the player and I’ll be the writer. Not a bad idea, eh?

So there it goes…

With regard to my Granado Espada account, well, that’s a different story. It would take a lot of years before I could decide whether I’ll let someone play it or I’ll just wait to have desktop at home. Right now, it’s enough for me to see my Flyff characters in good.

Mark, please take care of them!

XOXOXOXOXO