Archive | November, 2014

Happy Birthday Roo!

11 Nov

Today my baby boy turns 7! Still a baby but of course in dog years, he’s a veteran. Over the years, he has given us joy, frustration, fun and love. Although fierce in looks, my baby is one drooling crinkly softy.

He enjoys drinking from the tap (I call this his enjoyment of draft water), loves orange-colored toys, must eat as well whenever he sees us eating and refuses to walk if possible.

How different our lives would be if we never had him! To our official pet number, Rooney, happy birthday and many more to come!

With one of his many orange-colored toys.

With one of his many orange-colored toys.


I Had to Play It!

10 Nov

Prior to Candy Crush’s layout update on the iPad resulting in me being transported from Toffee Tower, I was actually stuck at Level 713 for awhile. It was yet another tough one to pass.

I was baffled how to get that one jelly which you cannot see in the beginning. Yes, only one jelly and you move on. I then realized it has to do with getting the keys to unlock the candy to get to the jelly. The last few levels in Boneyard Bonanza has a new element: keys to open the locked candies, which at times, are tougher than the Frog element.

Last week, I was in the midst of getting the keys when the girls hollered from upstairs for me to go up for the nightly ritual (the binkie boo act). Priority is priority – so I played the level as I was so close.

“You had to play?” hubby could not understand.

“Had to or want to?” M1 queried too. Well, none candy crusher (hubby and the girls) will never understand the candy obsession but luckily, they left me to do what I had to do.

Did I succeed? Thankfully yes and ritual was done, the night went on trying to tackle more candies. I am now at Level 717.

Did I Blink?

7 Nov

Candy Crush has been full of surprises. Yesterday, I came home early from office and was busy with some chores. Then when I had a little time, I reached for my iPad to send a fellow candy crusher a life because the prompt came.

So I launched the game on the iPad. To my surprise, Boneyard Bonanza appeared on the iPad and immediately, I was transported from the end of Toffee Tower to Level 716, where I am stuck currently (having played on the laptop on the last few many attempts).

I couldn’t have blinked and missed something for I am pretty sure the setup was not like this the night before when the countdown appeared for Candy Crush Soda. And because I did not touch my iPad in the office the whole day, I was obviously unaware of this new development.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter whether I blinked or not, the iPad is back to being useful.

7 Days Left

6 Nov

Candy Crush had yet another update! This time, Candy Crush Soda has a countdown added to its icon: 7 days left! Ooohh… That’s good. I have been playing it every evening on the laptop at home ever since it was introduced in Facebook.

With it being available on the iPad by next week, looks like I will be having a sweet time again.

It’s Somewhat an Update

4 Nov

I have finally managed to go beyond Toffee Tower. This means the iPad is not required as far as Candy Crush is concerned because Boneyard Bonanza and several more new chapters are only available on the laptop, not the iPad. Sigh.

Also soon after the questionable update, the app righted itself. The new game, Candy Crush Soda, now appears on the iPad as an icon below Odus’s Dreamworld icon. It wasn’t there before immediately after the update. That’s why I couldn’t see where the update was.

However, it is still in ‘Coming Soon’ mode, I cannot play it as well. Double sigh. In short, the recent update is basically a prelude of a new game within the game. When? Coming soon!

Day of Reckoning, Part 2

3 Nov

Today is the first day of the month long exam for M1. I feel I should tread on eggshells carefully around the house and not be seen to ensure she is not disturbed and stay focused in her preparations. An unnecessary thing to do but the enormity of the situation just makes me feel this way.

When I was facing these exams dinosaur years ago, I think my mom and dad did none of this and went about their ways; and the only elder sibling was away. I shouldn’t be so paranoid, I think she’s ready. I should stay more cool about it…