The Nerf gun is here!

I was at JayaJusco yesterday because of some matters at the Post Office. While I was there, I decided to stop by the Toys Department and then I nearly had a heart attack because I saw this!!

This is actually a copykat Nerf Maverick. One of the Nerf guns I wanted to get as they do not have them here in Asia. The only way to get them was from eBay or from Internet but both would be very expensive not to mention the risk at the Customs.

I was so excited, I got two of them and today, I think I am going to get more. This is because the Nerf guns are for a certain age group (not kiddies) and because of that, their proportions to an adult's hand is quite real. Already there are a lot of things that can be done (on the Internet) such as painting them, modifying them to be more powerful and so on, and they can sell it on eBay. Anyway, for my part, a friend has suggested to put some electronics into them. The packaging for the toy is quite big so you cannot hide them easily once you bring it on the street or to your house.

Apart from the gun, they give you six crap foam darts and a plate
in case you stop by the refrigerator during your battles

After looking at the back, there are actually two version of the gun. Unfortunately,
Jayajusco only carry the one without the laser module

And they call the laser module, Infra-red, maybe to escape
from some Toy rating since the word laser would get a lot
of attention.

So, here is the gun for you to see. In US, its retailing for about
USD 15 or so, while at JayaJusco, its selling for RM22.90!!!!

And it is 12-inches long which makes it big and bulky
But if you paint it black, it would look very dangerous
So imagine carrying two of them for your costume
or work clothes..........

The cylinder for the six foam darts flips out and already
there are ways to make them flip out further

The "N-Strike" and "Maverick Rev 6" wordings are still
there on the gun, which I presume, they got the same
moulds like Hasbro's manufacturer. So, I can say, this
is a very good copy of the original

Looking at Hasbro's website, this was the original
paint (and plastic colour) of the Maverick. So, the
copykat has almost this colour scheme

Before they all went Yellow
They mentioned the Maverick has the fastest shooting rate
because all you have to do is pull the slider and press the
trigger for every one of the six darts. I tried it and yes, it is
fast. But, also, if you're really into it, you have to keep
another Maverick spare because of the slow loading time

My Website

OK, some parts of my Website is ready, but it is more for doing electronics and stuff. The personal side, I am not sure if I can finish them since this took me about 4 days to complete.

Click, click! And we're no longer in Kansas!
But I am not sure if these finished products
are for sale yet, but I hope to, in the future

Chinese New Year Presents

Our Anniversary was coming up and I took my Wife to a rare shopping trip in Sungei Wang. Well, it is rare because we seldom go shopping for ourselves, even after Chinese New Year as we need all the money for PAPRF (Post Ang Pow Recovery Fund). Most of the time, if we did shop, it was at Carrefour, Giant, etc. to buy nappies, food, etc for the two monk.., er kids. So, by the time we were there, we bought a few things which totally wiped our savings. OK, so I was the culprit but my former watch was already 7 years old and quite scratched. We also wanted to buy those 8in1 Barney DVDs (heh heh) but most of the shops were "closed" as there were some raiding activities going on.

At first, I joked about never needing to buy a watch that is costs more that Rm1,000 or near there because they're usually more for formal wear and not for me because I keep scratching mine. Then when I went to my friend, I was interested in it. The price was RM799 (and at a later shop, it was priced RM999) but because I knew him, and I was offered "Brother price" it was too good to miss. With my approval, we got it on the spot. I cannot tell you the price but some of you who worked in this industry would have known about it but to me, my years of pining is over. Now, I just have to work herder to pay off the debt. Ha ha ha ha.

Kristine showing off her Barney and watch
Half an hour later, all of us got sick of the
Barney's "I love you.." song as Kristine
kept squeezing its tummy to play it.
But poor Weenie (in the bacground)
still call the shots as Kristine still
hugs her when sleeping. I wonder,
if we had bought a bigger Barney...

This is a Casio PAG80T which has a compass, a barometer, a temperature
reader and also a altitude meter. But to me, it is a nice replacement. There
was a GPS version, but I think, "Let's not go overboard"

The watch, although it is big, is quite light on my hands. And if I turn
the "auto-EL" on, when I turn my wrist, the EL light will come on.
Very good if you're climbing and you only have one hand to tell the
time. But they manual has warned not to turn it on if you're wearing
sleeves as it will drain the built-in batteries. Ha ha ha ha
But seriously, it is so big and chunky, I kept knocking into things.
My friend told me that even though I scratched it, the scratch lines
would be just like the watch, Titanium and not the ones you see on
coated metal. I think I can also use it to knock people's head as well.
But seriously, I think this feature was done on purpose by Engineers
as a joke. Because, if you've seen a person holding a glass in a dark
corner and you come up to him and ask him for the time..................

The glass lens collects power from light and charges the
rechargeable batteries inside. If you keep the watch in
the dark, it will go into "Power saver" mode. Ironically
I promised myself never to buy Casio because of their
"1-year" period (where the watch dies, in my hands)....
Maybe its just me. Damn

The battery's charge indication is located at the bottom,
marked "L, M and H" if it reaches L (Lia ma), it means
there is not enough power and most of the functions go
bye-bye. So, it must be at H (Ha Ha Ha) level

The manual is about almost 2cm thick but luckily, its in five
languages, but there are still a lot of information. In the end,
with the two kids around, I only got up to page five or so and
random read a few more pages. So now, after paying so much
for it, I only know how to tell the time and also not to accidentally
press the "COMP", "BARO" and "ALTI" all the time. Ha ha ha ha

But secretly, I wanted something like this.
This is a watch similar but not, from the
Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within movie
acts like a Tricorder with Hologram
readouts as shown by Dr. Aki Ross

I went over to Low Yatt's Sri Computers to buy this mouse
It has 7 buttons and can be used on shiny surfaces, etc. I do
not care about that but what was important were the two tiny
buttons on the left which allows me to switch pages forward &
backwards. Funny thing is, it doe not glow red like those normal
optical mouse. Also, they caught a thief there, who kept hitting the
staff. So, they "moved" thief to the office as there were a lot of
customers watching. Later on, after the screaming has stopped,
I overhead some of the staff discussing they the poor thief might
need some ointment (Tit Da) as he is beaten quite badly. But then
again,t he thief is quite tall and big. Who kow if he is really a thief
but the staff did recognise him at first, I thought he was just a
disgruntled customer or a drunk.

This was my former mouse. For over two years, I had to
repair the USB cord, the buttons and also the connectors
for RM55, this is quite a good mouse, mainly because of
the two buttons on each side, my work (at the time) was
done much quicker. OK, so without the covers, it is quite
uncomfortable and painful

Gambling at the In-Laws

It happens every year. We go there, and they open a Casino. But luckily, they do understand my incompetence at gambling (and also alcohol) so they left me alone. Still, it was a good time to talk to them, see how they're getting on and also repair stressed relationships. Me? I was enjoying the French pasta and Domino's Pizza.

Kaylnn trying to massage Mommy's legs while Kristine is trying to
deal with her dress which was a bit too big for her (Oops)

And again, Kristine was allowed to feed the fishes

After coming back home, everyone was tired except
for Kaelynn, who is enjoying Astro's "Bear in the City"

The Walker

Since Kaelynn was starting to walk, and after much persuasion, I decided to take out Kristine's walker and use it on Kaelynn. But there is a slight problem because Krisitine was still quite attached to her stuff.

When she saw it, Kristine immediately went for it

After shooing her off, I managed to put Kaelynn in

But Kristine was jealous and a face-off ensued

Since she does not know how to make Kaelynn get out
she decided to get in, much to my concern because
Kaelynn's bones (her back and chest is being pressured)
was soft

Being a little sister and still did not understand
what the fuss is all about, she still let her elder
sister have her own way. Here, she is telling her
Uncle to "Move that foot"

Kaelynn's Crawling

Kaelynn is now able to crawl quite fast and just recently, she has started to use object/obstacles/my face to stand up without falling (much). So, this is progress and I am so happy.

This is her using the wall for support

And then using the grills to stand up. I just hope she
does not climb them like Kristine at this time

Tearing up Grandma's House

After the Ang Pow ceremoney, it was time to go to my Mother-In-Law's house where most of the In-Laws are already in-doors. Then when the Dogs barked, both girls cried non-stop. (Nearly had a Flash-flood there). I have never hear Kaelynn cried so hard since months ago and this was her first time crying as usually she smiles all the time. Then when she realised she was safe, Kristine taunted the Dogs and also fed them at the same time. But poor Kaelynn, she was still crying. Only when she was either in our arms did she stopped crying. This is distressing because when others carrid her, she would smile or just wonder in amazement that no on elooked like us.

So, it was a full day of pandemonium with them either crying or running all over the place.

Kristine encouraging Kaelynn to crawl more

Grandma said Kristine can feed the fish

And also bring the house down

After that, in the evening, she invented a new game

Its called Ping Pong Golf. You grab the
ball, find an area and then.....................

You swing the ping pong ball to another area

Happy New Year!

So, this is the year of the Boar and many people said it is a bad year for me. Haih. Already, before the first week has passed, I am already in trouble. But anyway, let's see how things goes. But let me tell you, already I have lost my temper, we're on the verge of severing family ties and also Hospital bills. Damn sui, la, I tell you.

This is a flat duck because it did not duck in time

The girls during CNY Dinner
Kaelynn was climbing the pram trying to eat/drink
what Kristine was having.

OK, so she can feed herself (and run away with the bowl)

The girls during CNY ang Pow session
Yes, they got a lot of Ang Pows.


From 17th February 2007, onwards I will no longer be posting blogs anymore.

And I would like to wish everyone KHFC2U.

After 26th February, 2007, I'll continue la.
You think what?

Happy Valentine's Day

Ok, so I just realised I missed Valentine's Day by, what, 2 days? Anyway, both of us were too tired to even do anything except grunt "Hello, Darling, how was your day at work" and "Good night, Dear and don't try any hanky panky tonight"

Valentine's Day used to mean a lot ot me before I was married. It was because the next day, you can get some cheap chocolates or goodie stuff thrown out when the girl was not happy with the boy. Or if you're lucky, they might even have some leftover meal coupons or something. Ha ha ha ha.

But seriously, it does not mean anything much to me because I do not believe in showing my love to my Wife for that day. If I did, what would I do for the rest of the 362 days? Anyway, both of us realised that it is not special except to laugh at or just make fun of the other when there is no presents. And you can see alot of people making effort for that day. And usually, they will get scalpered because these morons are usually the last-minute kind. I mean, whatever happened to good old planning? If the girl realised you're doing this, she would usually assumed you're the last minute "I don't care how much it cost, just give it to me because I fucked up, OK" person.

All just for the doe-eye girl to fall into your arms ready for you to do/split her

But in the end, despite all our efforts we did do it:


Dangerous Driving?

This lady found out that in the last moment, she was in the wrong lane
When you use either SmarTag or Touch n Go to enter the toll, you have
to use the same thing when you exit. I wonder what would have happened
if she paid in cash now, and the next time she uses her Touch n Go, would
it deduct the full toll payment or rendered invalid?
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The Broken Fuse

As I was doing my usual cornerning at, as I was driving my car in a normal fashion, suddenly, there was some electrical sparking sound and then, my CD player went mute. The same sound happened last night too but I did not take much heed. Previously, when this happens, it means that there is some loose connection to either the amplifier or the player. So, I took it to Ken, my friend to have a look and while he's at it, I asked him to replace my broken radio antenna too, along with connecting the rear speakers back to the amplifier since the old electronic crossover can be said to be beyond economical repair.

After more than an hour, it was done and now I can listen to the two Morning Crew clowns at for their stupid Gotcha calls. Yeah, now and then, I am a bit more attracted to them instead of the Fly Guy. He WAS funny during Time Highway Radio but now, he is so, well, burned out and forcing himself to be funny.

Anyway, I was not happy with the antenna installation as the technician (new apprentice, I presume since I had not been there for more than a year) kept pushing the damn thing like it was stuck and he kept cutting the plastic off, which I think, will let in the water from the hole in the roof of the car. But, since I know nuts about this one, I prefer to keep quite and ken was busy with an College Ah Beng who wants a loud alarm sounder in his car.

So, for MR70, I got a new fuse box, new antenna and some sound
at the back of the car. The fuse box broke (right) at the plastic
connection as it was put near the car's battery. Seven years
of heat and vibration took its toll. And the fuse is still OK

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The Tall Warrior

This is a Satria from Melacca where the state recently suffered flooding.......
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Superman Handgun

I think I have seen this toygun before but I could remember where I saw it or where it came from. Anyway, over the weekend, it came out as a copycat. So, without hesitation, I bought it because the shape is quite nice. But after buying it and opening the damn thing, it looked more like someone stuck a tube in the middle of the gun.

The package screams a lot of exciting obscene words
such as "In vogue design", " Superior Materials",
"Superior Performance" and so on.

"Function Irradiance Phonation" What the heck is it?
So, I had to step back, knock my head on the wall and
be a Chinese to understand that they meant:
The gun has Lights and sound

Infrared. OK, this is a bit to much. And the arrow is pointing
in the wrong place. Its supposed to be at the bottom of the
barrel on the other side where it has a laser module.

"All new items, it cannot be missed"
Yeah, you're right. Its; "Brand new! Don't miss the chance to get it!"
Or something to that effect. And they called Ultraman as Superman

When I was about to pull thetrigger, I would expect the barrel
to light up along with the usual "Bang! Bang" sound or some
machine gun. But what I got was this:

After playing the guy for a while, its ridiculous because
of the Ultraman head there. So, I decided to remove it
Boy, the screws are starting to rust already

And whow! This is prop potential, man!
There are two complete black barrels, the electronics
and a lot of space to play with

Here, you can see the sound chip and the laser module
Not bad for a RM11 toy as you get the speaker thrown
in as well

There, now it looks much much better
But there are so much things to modify
here, especially the grips and the barrel

And Kristine volunteers to model the gun
all was fine until she pulled the trigger.....

As for the head, I think I''ll give it to
Loctor Mayat when I see him next time