Irfan Attends Cik Ja's Engagement

28 February 2010 | Hisham | | Family Pics

It was Irfan's aunt (or "first cousin once removed" to the rest of the English-speaking world) Cik Ja's engagement ceremony in Ipoh last Saturday. We were in attendance for the mirth which usually accompanies such events. However, I had to pull away from the fun, elbow my way through the crowd to take a picture of Cik Ja and her fiancee Roni.

I also stuck around to take a picture of Cik Ja and her retinue of aunts from our side of the family, including Irfan's Opah. 


Allie's 19 Month Birthday

28 February 2010 | sila | | Family Pics

Yet another month has gone by! Allie was 19 months old last Monday, February 22nd. It's quite amazing how quickly time flies!

Yaya and Mama

A Dwarf, An Elf and a Human Walk Into Mage Cafe

21 February 2010 | Hisham | | GOKL Actual Play, RPG Actual Play, Role Playing Games

This afternoon I had the pleasure of gaming at Mage Cafe with the GOKL gang. Ivan was gamemastering Warhammer Fantasty Role Playing 3rd Edition, using the introductory adventure Fantasy Flight Games put up on their website, A Day Late, A Shilling Short. Here is a close up of the dice we used: red Reckless dice, green Conservative dice, white Fortune dice and black Misfortune dice. The Characteristic dice and the Expertise dice and the Challenge dice (blue, yellow and purple respectively) are located just away from the camera's POV:

Funky dice with no numbers, but they work

You roll the Dice Pool based on your character's stats and tally them up. Some dice cancel other dice out, like Fudge dice. Then you determine the outcome with the remaining dice.


Glossary of Duckpocalypse

20 February 2010 | Hisham | | Role Playing Games

I once wrote of my plans for writing a role-playing game.

I've been really writing it, in an attempt to fill it to the brim with the campaign setting, the bestiary, the rules - along with some setting-specific plug-ins and a whole bunch of neat stuff. The editing and artwork are still a long way to go, but would you want to game in a setting world which is coloured by the following glossary?


Irfan Goes To Space

16 February 2010 | Hisham | | Family Pics
Sleeping at the ISS

Here we have Irfan sleeping soundly in zero-gee aboard the International Space Station's bunk at Low Earth Orbit after a day's work of repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Not really. He did, however, have a fun time at the Planetarium, where there was a presentation at the theatre entitled Passport of the Universe. It was narrated by Colin Hanks' dad.


The Sitiawan Of Old

09 February 2010 | Hisham | | Family Pics

After 1990 I don't think I can consider myself a citizen of our old, sleepy town of Sitiawan. I was always away most of the time, either to school, or to work. Since then I don't believe I've stayed in Sitiawan for more than a couple of weeks. Usually it's just for a couple of days.

So if you're familiar with Sitiawan as it is now. Picture it in your head: the four-lane roads, shophouses as far as the eye can see from Simpang Empat, road dividers with designated u-turns... That's not the picture I remember if I think of Sitiawan.

Here's a series of photos of the town that Atok Irfan took back in the old days:

Above: The old UMBC building, currently right beside the current new UMBC Sime Bank RHB Bank building.

Above: The interior of the building where Atok Irfan worked.


Allie's 18 Month Birthday

01 February 2010 | sila | | Family Pics

It's true! Allie is 18 months old now! She is one and a half years old! (Well at the time that this was written she is 18 months and 10 days old).It happened on January 22nd, also known as Yong's birthday (Happy belated birthday Yong!).

The angel

Sorry for the delay, but here it is finally, how Allie spent her half-birthday.


Happy Birthday to my Favorite Brother!

01 February 2010 | sila | | Recent News

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Yooooooope (that's Hisham, in case you were wondering),
Happy birthday to you!

You are my most favoritest brother in the whole galaxy! Happy 437th!

And a p.s. Happy belated birthday to Yong as well. Sorry lewat again.