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Blogger has changed format and its very difficult for me to get to the normal layout which I am accustomed to. This is very noticeable in the photos caption page. Also, the more important thing is the date and time format which is lost and I have to once again, rifle through the photos for the actual day and time of events. Sheesh, Google.

And so, right after the trip to Toys r Us, our next destination is very important. We need to get some things to 'update' the place to a better spec since it was neglected for years. And not only that, there is a time limit before the CON goes away. Since Houz Depot was nearby, we decided to take a looksee.
As you can see right now, the girls are getting very very hungry. So I had to get them something to eat while we continued with more shopping as we could not put it off anymore.

This one how much? Expensive!

This one how much? Expensive!

This one how much? Expensive!
This one how much? Expensive!
In the meantime, the girls were left to their own devices, much to the consternation of the sales staff walking around the place.
Ah, this is good price. What do you mean 'Out of Stock'? This demo unit cannot, ah?
Beeswax for Bruce but this is obscenely expensive. I mean, RM68.90 for one tub when he got it for much cheaper elsewhere. However, both of us now realise that there are more than one 'flavour' such as 'Jacobean Dark Oak', and 'Antique Pine' apart from 'Natural''
This is a very nice design and I love the way the bed WILL be mounted. Unfortunately, the price does not include the mattress. And so, it will be nothing more than a useless hunk of wood and leather (sour grape mode)
This one how much? Expensive!
Yes, if you think that's what they're trying to do...
Dinner time and its off to another locaion, which is the PJ Seafood. which is located 'behind' Houz. OK, a few hundred metres behind Houz Depot.
An right, away, for some weird reason, you can see that the place is in Full House mode. With so much people in there, it was so difficult to get a table let alone navigate our way through the crowd. And surprisingly too, the service was fast and efficient as well.

V r hungry. Want food now! nom nom nom nom
Soup. Nom nom nom nom
Weird mee hoon. nom nom nom nom
Weird prawns. nom nom nom nom
Weird piece of paper. nom nom.. OMG!

New NERF on the block

Its been quite some time since I have gone to Toys r Us and when I did today, I was quite surprised. NERF has another competitor, which, instead of shooting water balls, it shoots... wait for it.... spitballs.

OK, that was gross but it was what came to my mind when I saw it. I mean, what else would you call a bullet made of paper, which needs to be pre-soaked before firing?

So, before this was the Xploderz, which again, you need to pre-soak the bullets/beads for three hours to fully grow them. Which is quite nice because its like playing with paintballs except that there's no ink but just pure exploding ammo bliss. The good thing is, you do not need to look for your darts after every battle. The bad part? You need to BUY more ammo and they don't keep once grown. But it makes you think, "What if I used paintball ammo..."

And now, its Max Force Toys's turn, with their spit... er, soft splat bullets. Again, you need to soak them (10 seconds) and load them into the ammo clips. And just like Xploderz, you need to BUY more bullets and they don't keep either. But it also makes you think, "What if I ran out of water... ooh, here's a salivating dog...."

But seriously, folks, the design of these guns
are worth considering, especially the Shadow
Hawk (above) and the Crossbow (bottom). But
where's the trigger?

But this one is, well, you know what they
say, "If you have nothing nice to say..."

Oh, man. Now, this is really spitball tech we're
looking at here. So, I can imgine the sound effects,
instead of the 'ptoo.. ptoo.. ptoo..', it might very
well be 'ptui.. ptui.. ptui".

And there you have it, the Max ammo. All you have
to do is to put some ammo into the box, then pour
some water into it and let it drain out from the other
end of the box. Yes, its a sieve, so you'd have to do
this over a sink and not on your lap.

Seriously, it reminds me of those bedak sejuk, which
makes a girl's face go white in the night. (hey, rhymes)

NERF Vortex
The Vortex series are the latest products from Hasbro's NERF range. What is so different about them is they now fire rubber discs instead of foam darts. Green rubber discs that looks more like ice hockey pucks for midgets. What I like most was actually the designs on their gun grips as they look very comfortable. Sure, the guns look nice from the side but one you view it up front its very bulky due to the diameter of the discs. All these Vortex series has a lot of safety features and will not fire if you don't have the disc, or no ammo clip, or maybe a gun license....

First one is the 'smallest' of the lot, which is the
Vortex Proton. Its a single-shot where you have
to load the discs one by one from the back. Great
ambidextrous weapon.

What you need to do is to pull the green loading
tray out, slot in the disc, use your thumb to flick
the orange lever to slide the tray and you're now
ready for your shot. That is, if you can do this in
less than 2 seconds or risk getting shot. Equivalent
to Nitefinder?

OK, this is slightly bigger but holds more ammo.
This Vigilon is quite chunky. Although the trapdoor
slide is on the left, its still great for right handers

Slide the trapdoor open, bung in 5 discs, use your
thumb to close it, and pull the upper slider to cock
the gun. Its 5 shots, and equivalent to Maverick?
Grip design is so-so. Looks more like a futuristic
industrial air freshener.

I think this Praxis is a pump and run gun. Takes in 10
disc and has a removable ammo clip. The pump is
not those air pump type but very nice sliding clicks

NERF equivalent is, well, Raider? Reminds me of the
Appleseed Gong gun. Nice.

This is battery operated, has a nice scope and eats
2x AAA & 6 "C" cell batteries. Just pull the trigger
and the 20 discs shoots out automatically. But
calling it a Nitron?

Takes in 20 discs, Nerf equivalent of Stampede but
with slower firing rate.

Next one up are the repainted NERFs. Not sure
if there are any improvements to the firing range.
So far, I have seen the Maverick in Blue, Yellow,
Clear, Clear Green and now Orange. I think there
was a white one in the Whiteout series but I am
not so sure.



In the meantime, the girls are enjoying themselves
as they are not so interested in NERFs anymore. I
should have adopted a boy..... sigh.

Chinese SUVs on display. Have seen a few on the
road but not enough to make an impact. Might give
Toyota's HiAce a stiff competition if this is good.

More Sleeping Positions

Ever since Kristine was small, she tend to
sleep like this. I don't know why but it looks
very comfortable and reassuring for her.

As for Kaelynn, I don't know why too but all
I know is that this is an occasional thing for
her. Bear in mind, they are asleep and not