PS3 ICO and Shadow of the Colossus

I spent many many hours playing them on the PS2, these 2 games are beautiful and magnificent. Their soundtracks are awesome, I still listen to them every now and then.

And only a little more than a month to go, I will be able to get my hands on the Japanese limited box.

PC upgraded, finally

Core 2 Quad Q6600 -> Core i5 2500, 4G DDR -> 8G DDR3, WD RAID edition HDD -> Intel Series 510 SSD, Lian Li 8 years old chassis -> Cooler Master Silencio 550 chassis.

Cost quite a bit, but the boot time is simply excellent.


Added 2 Zalman ZM-SF3 120mm fans to the chassis to increase ventilation.

The CPU cooler hasn’t been upgraded yet, but the noise level is well below the ambient noise (from the surroundings).

Still researching on quiet and relatively small coolers, targets include Notua NH-C12P SE14 and Coolermaster GeminII S524 (much cheaper).

Tomato USB Victek’s RAF mod

Works great on my brand new E3000, flashed directly from the stock firmware and working great !

Thank you Victek and Teddy Bear.

The HDD of my TZ31XN/B has died

A few days to the end of its 2nd year, the 1.8″ HDD died.

Bought a KingSpec 64G SSD, but it is so damn slow (0.5-0.6MB/s for 4K random writes). I would not recommend anyone to go with it. There are be better alternatives at similar price.

PSN still down in HK

Fuck you SCEH and whoever responsible for the loooooong outage. You better close down the sympathetic HK PSN and get lost. Give me back my money on PSN+.

Urmnaf Bort Hyuga

I really miss this character, especially in Shadow Hearts II. There is no way that he will be back in any game, though.

I had tried translating the Japanese game for the Western gamers, and I learnt a lot on the work that I had done. Not just about Japanese, but about part of the European stuffs and words. It was indeed a great pleasure to learn so many things by drilling into one of my favourite games.

And yes, I still miss the Shadow Hearts series.

Sony’s PSN is down for more than 24 hours

Unable to get the latest DLC of Valkyria Chronicles 3 … damn ! Alicia/Isara/Welkin, wait for me.

Valkyria Chronicles 3 PSP, all medals

Almost 237 hours.

4th dose of Single Malt Scotch

Macallan Sherry Oak 18 years

Lagavulin is still the best so far, the last one “Macallan Fine Oak 15 years” is not quite there. Hope this Sherry Oak 18 years is better.

Japan crisis and the people

It is not easy for the people to be so tolerant, especially in such a hard time. Be brave, be strong, Japanese people.

Couldn’t imagine if the same thing happen in my region, people would have gone crazy everywhere.