Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I missed the chance of walking on water

The Bigwalk 2008.

I overslept. Was supposed to wake up at 5.30am this morning but my alarm failed to wake me up.

Next year, I will definitely be there.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How did U.S accumulate so much debts?

$3.88 billion per day since September 28, 2007 as of this post.

Look at the debt clock.

Movies: Tropic Thunder

I just watched Tropic Thunder this afternoon. This is one of the best comedy I have watched this year. Ok. I don't go to the movies that often nowadays. The last piece of comedy I have watched was Big Stan.

This is a good movie for the family.  You should watch this over the weekend and have a good laugh.

Good news for car owners

You are less dependent on oil right from TODAY.

If you are affected by crazy oil prices then you must do something about it. Travel more with lower cost. You will regret for not doing anything about your increasing energy bills. It's time to slash your energy bills.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Would you stay in a murder house?

A real murder not a virtual murder.


There's a murder or multiple murders in an apartment few years back or even a decade ago. The apartment is then put up for sale.

I won't even if it's not haunted. It may be haunted since there's a possibility of the dead with grievances still residing in that house.

(It may or may not be haunted). Nobody knows for sure except for the residents.

But here's the catch.......

The property prices will soar in future, say 3 years later, you will make good profits from the sale of your apartment if you buy it now.

The downside - Murder apartment and possibility of being haunted.
The upside - Handsome profits from the sale of the apartment.

I won't stay there.

That's out of my comfort zone no matter how much profits I will e getting in the near future. I do like horror movies but I don't like to be part of the movie.

For half of it's market value? 50% OFF.

I won't stay either.

Will you buy the apartment and stay there?

How was the week for you?

I thought I would end my Friday the usual way. Work. Go back home. Take dinner. Blog. Fall asleep.

Until I saw this news from Yahoo.

Woman jailed after 'killing' virtual husband

I ended my workday with lots of question marks. Why so serious over an online marriage which means nothing?

Do you feel the same way as I do?

The news here:
By MARI YAMAGUCHI,Associated Press Writer
AP - Friday, October 24

TOKYO - A 43-year-old player in a virtual game world became so angry about her sudden divorce from her online husband that she logged on with his password and killed his digital persona, police said.

The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his ID and password to log onto the popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in May, a police official in the northern city of Sapporo said Thursday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy.

"I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," the official quoted her as telling investigators and admitting the allegations.

The woman, a piano teacher, had not plotted any revenge in the real world, the official said.

She has not yet been formally charged. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison or a fine up to US$5,000.

Players in "Maple Story" create and manipulate digital images called "avatars" that represent themselves, while engaging in relationships, social activities and fighting monsters and other obstacles.

In virtual worlds, players often abandon their inhibitions, engaging in activity online that they would never do in the real world. For instance, sex with strangers is a common activity.

The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married to kill the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his online avatar was dead.

The woman was arrested Wednesday and taken 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) from her home in southern Miyazaki to be detained in Sapporo, where the man lives, the official said.

The police official said he did not know if she was married in the real world.

Bad online behavior is usually handled within the rules set up by online worlds, which can ban miscreants or take away their virtual possessions.

In recent years, misbehavior in the virtual world has in some cases had consequences in reality.

In August, a woman was charged in the U.S. state of Delaware with plotting the real-life abduction of a boyfriend she met through the virtual reality Web site "Second Life."

In Tokyo, a 16-year-old boy was charged with stealing the ID and password from a fellow player of an online game in order to swindle virtual currency worth US$360,000