The Gnomes that make me scream in panic and laugh like crazy

So, you must be raising your eyebrow now. You’ve seen many kind of gnome maybe, but none of them as spectacular as I said in my title.

Okay, so the gnome I mention here is not the gnome that you usually see in the garden. It has nothing to do with garden and stuffs.  I’m talking about Gnome Toss! Harry Potter Gnome Toss! Yes, it’s HarPot themed card game.

Ever heard that before?

Gnome Toss I’m talking about here actually a card game. You can see more about this card game here

This card can be played by 3-6 six players. Three is the minimum, the more people who play it, the more excitement you’ll get.

Source: rpgeek.com

Every player will have a character card as their identity. Each character card has a unique color. You don’t need to remember the character’s name. You just need to remember the color. It’s the only thing that matters from your character card.  As an example, let’s say I get Harry Potter character as my identity. It means my identity is GREEN.

The deck of Gnome toss will be distributed evenly to all the players. The game starts with one player tossing his/her first card on the table (according to the rule, player to the dealer’s left plays first, but I guess you can improvised a bit about this).

You will never know who will play the next card. Play does not move in an orderly circle, but randomly. The gnomes decide who plays next.

Whenever someone tosses the green colored card or action card (that determines my turn) on the table, it means it’s my turn to toss one card from my hand to the Discard Pile. I need to do that ASAP, really ASAP, or the other players will have a chance to challenge me by grabbing my character card and slap it on the table. When it happens, it means I’ve lost in that round. As punishment, the Discard Pile on the table becomes mine. The game ends when one of players has discarded all the cards in their hand.

This game requires intense focus, you can’t even scratch your nose when the game is on or else you will be the last in de-gnoming. You can only focus on your turn without any intention to challenge other’s player’s mistake, but it’s not fun at all. The challenge part is what makes this game so incredibly fun and thrilling.

Speed and accuracy are the key in this game.

When I play this game more than one round and get the different character cards, most of the time, I forget what color I am in now. I’m easily mixed up. That happens so many times to me and my friends. And to make it worse, sometimes, we challenge our own mistake just because we forget what color we are in now!!! We couldn’t help but burst out laughing when this happens.

Overall, playing this game is totally a chaos. It’s really not recommended for a faint-hearted and slow on the uptake person. But I swear this game is really addicting.

You can download the Harry Potter Gnome Toss Rules. I just found it!

I’m looking for any board game that could be as simple yet complex as this. Any suggestion?

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Billionaire

[Bruno Mars]
I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

[Chorus]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire

[Travis “Travie” McCoy]
Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of, everyday Christmas
Give Travie a wish list
I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain’t never had sh-t
Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
Its been a couple months since I’ve single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Get it, hehe, I’d probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah can’t forget about me stupid
Everywhere I go Imma have my own theme music

[Chorus]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire

[Travis “Travie” McCoy]
I’ll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I’ll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twentys (?) completely separate
And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I’ll probably take whatevers left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing

[Bruno Mars]
I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
[Chorus]
I wanna be a billionaire so frickin bad!

Source: http://www.directlyrics.com/travie-mccoy-billionaire-lyrics.html

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You know this song, don’t you? For you who don’t and now want to know, you know where to look. 😉

The first time I heard this song was from Sabrina’s I love Acoustic 3 album. Not that I fancy Sabrina, but because I needed new songs in my playlist. I was pretty bored with my playlist. So, when there’s something looks good, I’ll try it.

At the first time I heard Sabrina’s voice, okay…, a soft monotone voice and lullaby singer type. I had no problem though, since it was better than nothing at all. From Sabrina, I know many songs I haven’t heard before but seem so popular out there. One of them is Bruno Mars’ “Billionaire”.

What a shame, I didn’t bother to hear the original song. I just played the Sabrina’s version of “Billionaire” over and over again till I got bored to death with her monotonous and powerless voice. I still have zero idea why some people say that Sabrina’s voice is brilliant, amazing, and friends. She is just another singer with soft voice, that’s all. Nothing special in the way she sings, not to mention the same rhythm for every song she sings. It’s just a matter of taste, perhaps. Today, my campus radio just played the original song of Billionaire. I was like, “Wait… this song sounds familiar but never heard this version before… what is the title?” *eyebrows came together*

It didn’t take too long to know the answer. It’s “Billionaire” by Sabrina! Forgive my negligence. I’m really out of date in music trend. As far as I could remember, I’ve never liked this song too much, but now that I’ve heard the original version—which turns out much better than Sabrina’s version— I really love this song. I love the lyric, the way Bruno sings it, and the rhythm itself.

I believe Bruno is in his way to a billionaire now. At least, he can afford to buy all of the things he never had before. It’s like a dream come true.

These lines are the coolest 😀

“Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish”
 
 
 

Note: I copy-paste the lyric, I believe it’s not 100% accurate. Some examples:

  • It’s “all of the things” not “everything”
  • It’s “I’ve been single” not I’ve single”
  • It’s  “fucking” not “fricking,” I don’t even know what fricking means. It’s not listed in my dict. 😛

Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2

I think it’s been a long time since my last post here. It’s been two weeks I guess. Hahahha.

So, I have to admit that I spent my times playing The Sims 3, which was totally addicting at that time. I’m playing legacy challenge where I have to play it for 10 generations. I have to make sure the founder of the legacy survives with a very tight budget to start a life with. I played it for a couple of nights, just started my 2nd generation and now I’m bored.  I guess I will stop playing TS3 for a while. Boredom strikes!

The other nights when I didn’t play The Sims 3, I watched movies. Some of them are just standard, some are extraordinarily AWESOME. Now, I would like to recommend you to watch these two extraordinarily awesome movies. Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2. These are movies with breathtaking actions and intriguing plot. You won’t want to miss it.

The first movie was released in 2007 and it received the best movie award in Berlin International Film Festival. It’s outstanding. No doubt. The second movie was released in Oct 2010 and it becomes the highest box office of a local movie in Brazilian history. Which one is better? Both are genius and perfect.

According to Wikipedia, Elite Squad is a semi-fictional movie. It’s based on a book written by sociologist Luiz Eduardo Soares and two BOPE policemen, André Batista and Rodrigo Pimentel, Elite da Tropa. I was really impressed with the degree of reality in the two movies. Later, I found out that numerous of the BOPE personnel in this movie are real cops. The main actors were trained intensively in a boot camp.  It was a hard work, indeed.

What is it all about actually? It depends on what perspective you want to choose to see it from. For me, it gave me an understanding about how law enforcement, social, and politics are ruled in Brazil. It’s shocking to see how dark and dangerous the slum areas in Rio de Janeiro are. The drug dealers are everywhere and armed to the teeth. The policemen are totally corrupt beyond repair. Every policeman in Rio has to choose, either being corrupt or going to war. Sadly, most of them choose to be corrupt.

It also raised some respect for the bravado of BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais), the Special Police Operations Battalion. They make no compromise on drugs dealer and corruption. I wish in Indonesia there were really some people like Capt. Nascimento, Neto, and Andre Matias. They put their life on the line to be on the right track.

Some of you who care enough about human rights might think these movies are portraits of police brutality in Brazil, which I completely disagree. Some people deserve brutality for what they’ve done.

As we already know, in every part of this world, when you choose to be right against all the wrong, you will dead, you’re dead, or you are soon to be dead.

Get the movies. Drop a comment here if you like it.

WANTED

Are u working? Bored with your job? Got sick with your boss? A traitor friend?? A cheating partner?? Being unwanted child? And you realize that your life is full of crap.
And out of the blue, in one day, you’re involved in a brutal bullet war, you had no less than three million dollars in your bank account, ( this is the bestest part ), you were trained in a sadistic way in order to accomplish your fate. Piuhhh….

That’s what happened to James McAvoy in WANTED movies. Well.. I give it 3.5 of 5 stars. The action scene was cool. Even I’ve never liked Jolie as Brad’s lover, I’ve to admit, she is cool in this movie. I love her acting anyway..

The other interesting part besides seeing 3 million dollars in Wesley’s ( James McAVoy) account (which he didn’t have a chance or time to spend it). In this movie James is really hot.. I like his transformation from a depressed office worker into a tight, muscled killing machine. Wow! SEXY!

This is an action thriller movie with a good plot and cool scene. Worth to watch.

Bad Couple Finished

>Today, I watch the 3 last episodes of this drama. I give 4/5 stars for this drama. Seriously, you should watch this simple yet complicated drama. It really entertains. There were a lot of emotions float when I was watching this drama. This drama could make you laugh and cry as well. With unusual storyline, Bad Couple caught my attention since the first 10 minutes I watched it. And after watched the whole episodes, this drama has brought me to a dream where a perfect husband like Gi Chan exists. *sigh* It was an unavoidable habit.

I still remember the scene where Dang Ja pretend to faint in front of Gi Chan in his botanical garden after eating a non-poisonous fruit. And if you could see the way Gi Chan ignored her… *lol*. It seemed unspeakably funny to me. If I put it in simple words.. I could say Dang Ja is the most shameless woman in this universe. But without her shameless effort, this drama wouldn’t be this good. Shin Eun-Kyung played Dang Ja character very well. And I just realize if she was the main actress in My Wife is A Gangster 1 and 2. I hadn’t watched it yet. It surprises me a lot. A gangster and a fashion magazine editor???? Any idea?? I think I should watch My Wife is A Gangster 1 and 2.

Not that I want to see how different she looked, but yeah.. I want to see Shin Eun-Kyung aka Dang Ja in action movies.
Lol… i think (and you might think the same) that the first clause has the same meaning with the second clause.

I don’t want to spoil u by telling how the story begins and how the story ends. If you want to know the summary, you can find it through Wikipedia or other sites. All I can say is, you should trust me.. this is a-worth-to-watch drama.