Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Great Mother Spode

I finally start my last rotation of the year. Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This is the term I like the most. I don't know how it can be different from others, but it is.

Today's review is the very much awaited game, Spore . I bring it up because just like Obstetrics, this is about creating life.

Spore is a game which encompass elements of several games into one.

It starts as the Cell stage. Players control a cell, with flagella and other appendages, slowly gathering parts from other cells and evolving. Think of it as playing Pac-Man without walls eating DNA material getting bigger and bigger until…

The Creature stage. Similar to the cell stage, you go around collecting DNA or appendages/parts like hands or claws or wings. Along with the cell stage and the later stages, there are 3 ways to get through it, either terrorize and beat the DNA out of the others, or to be peaceful and coax others to give DNA to you, or have a mixture of the two. Then when you gather enough DNA to have a big enough brain…

Tribal stage. After getting a bigger brain and have more followers, you then discover fire and start your own tribe. Again, you can either kill off other tribes or get them to join you. Then when you get enough tribes to join you…

Civilization stage. This stage resembles Command & Conquer, with design your own vehicles and buildings. Basically conquer the whole world, either kill everything, or religiously attacking… or trading time consumingly. Then one day, you develop space flight…

Space stage. You have the whole universe to play in. You have the same civilizations you played with on another game, and downloaded stuff from people over the net, and even EARTH!

Over all, the game is something new, with old elements. I like the game because, like obstetrics, it is all about bringing new life into the world.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Next rotation

I finally got my new harddisk running and everything should be going smoothly as it should. Everything seems to be running, and I pray nothing happens to it now. The only thing is that my computer freezes when I am utilizing too much graphics. Time to upgrade my graphics card. The question is, whether I should get something that really boosts my graphic experience, or just get what is cheap? Next step, monitor...

I also get to do all the online stuff and overdued reports and assignments. Funny that even though I know the theory of writing reports, I can never get about doing one right. Is it because I don't have enough experience? or because I don't read what other people have done? Either way, I am lacking in that part still. Though I do not have to do any reports until next year now.

I am on my first day of a new term, O&G. The last term. Which means I have 11 weeks before my exams again. I have 11 weeks to revise what I have learnt over the past 2 years. 11 weeks to get into gear and pass the exams this time round.

If not, that is the end of my career in medicine.

"Now I know your not a fairytale
And dreams were meant for sleeping
And wishes on a star
Just don't come true" ~Gabriella, High School Musical

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