Category Archives: Random Posts and Musings

Irfanview – Best Compact Graphic Viewer/Editor

In all my years of web and graphics design, and editing photos, Irfanview has been the best, the fastest, most compact graphic viewer for me.

I have been using Irfanview to cut photos, cliparts or anything because it doesn’t ruin the quality of your photos, unlike when you’re using Microsoft Paint or any other photo/graphic viewer.

Irfanview is very easy to use. The first time I used it, I immediately found out how efficiently I can do my work or editing without having to read any help file or tutorial.



It supports a huge list of file formats, which you’ll see upon installation. So I use it to open any kind of graphics or photos. Heck, it can even open video files and flash animations!

It has photo-editing built-in function. If you’re not familiar with Adobe Photoshop or any advanced photo-editing applications, you can use Irfanview to edit your photos. It can apply different effects unto your photos, you can resize it without affecting the quality of the photo, adjust colors and more.

I still use Adobe Photoshop, of course. But I can’t go anywhere without Irfanview. I’m not exaggerating. I love it!

The best thing about Irfanview is…. IT’S FREE!!!

So, click here to go to Irfanview‘s official website and download it!

Silkroad Online – Important Info for Newbies

We’ve been playing Silkroad Online for quite some time now but we just recently learned about things that are very important to our gameplay.

Some might think that we’re noobs not to know these things but there were no instructions or anything on the web that guided us so we learned these things on our own. So, we want to share these information to all the current and would-be Silkroad Online players out there:

How to Separate Units of a Certain Item
We encountered this dilemma when me and my partner were playing one night and I didn’t have any mana potions (or MP pots) left. She only have 1 set of mana pots left. She had to give everything to me because there is no option to change the number of units you want to add in your trade window.

And, just a week ago (yes, recently), she found out how to do it out of frustration:

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1. Press SHIFT on your keyboard and then LEFT-CLICK on the item you want to separate on your inventory. For this example, I want to give 20 MP recovery potions to my partner. But, I only have 6 sets of 50 pots.
2. A new Input window will popup. Just enter the # of units you want to give or subtract from the item set you “shift-clicked” or selected.

And, for this example, I am giving 20 MP potions to my partner so I enter 20 on the “Distributed number” box.

3. Alas! I have separated 20 units of MP recovery potion that I’ll trade to my partner.

Important Reminder to Everyone in Setting up a Stall
Now that I’ve showed you how to separate items units, I want to remind everyone about this common mistake I see with those people who are setting up stalls to sell their items in-game.

Yesterday, we saw someone selling 8 units of SUMMER event letters for only 10,000 gold – not 10,000 for EACH letter but for all 8 units! Of course, everything sold out in a heartbeat.

We, then, asked this person why he’s selling them for such a low price. We suspected that he didn’t know that the price he entered was for all the units on that one stall box. He thought he entered the price for EACH unit.

So, please be guided. Here’s a sample Confirmation window you’ll get when you setup your stall. Be mindful of the UNIT box on the lower left side. For instance, the price that we entered on this example is the price to buy that 50 units of MP Recovery potion (Small) and not for EACH bottle/potion.


How to Use Return Scrolls
Yeah, we know. Some of you might say, “Wow! How dumb!”. But we bet that most of the Silkroad Online players started out wondering how to use these Return scrolls. Heck, just yesterday, we helped someone who didn’t know how to use return scrolls and was planning on selling them.
These Return Scrolls, by the way, are used to go back to a certain town for weapon repair, for example, or when you ran out of potions.
1. At the start of your game as a new character/player, you’ll get free Beginner Return Scrolls. You can also buy normal and special Return Scrolls from any Grocery Store NPC.

2. To use them, go to the Dimensional Gate of the town where you want to respawn when you use any Return scroll. In this example, we’re in Donwhang.

Click on Designate as return/recall point on the popup window.

2. On the Agreement window that will popup next, you’ll be asked this:
Just click on YES and you’ll get the confirmation message below:

There! Whenever you click on any Return Scroll (except for the Reverse one), you’ll return to the designated spawn point.

You can change this anytime. If you’re already a level 19+ player, you can change your spawn point from Jangan to Donwhang.

Hope this helps!

Female Gamers

right now, we’ve got 3 computers here at home – 1 laptop, 2 desktops. we’re behind a router. and i’m getting really frustrated coz we wanna play Warcraft III – DOTA but i can’t seem to install 1.22 properly.

i just finished downloading yet another patch. i hope this works. i’ll install it tomorrow.

yes, we’re game addicts. we’ve played Ragnarok Online, Flyff, and now, Silkroad Online. i was even the first players of Oz World Philippines.


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back in college, i even played Diablo and got so addicted to it that i missed some classes just to play. but i learned to control it and eventually, i got tired of the game.

i also love find-and-seek games such as the Dream Day collection, Little Shop games, at marami pang iba. we usually play these games when we want to tire our eyes out to sleep. i love those find-and-seek games with mini-games where you can exercise your brains like Madam Fate. it’s a must-play!!

right now, we’re completely hooked with Silkroad Online. what we love about the game is it’s international. no, not because we wanna meet people from other countries but because it’s not managed or hosted by Level Up hehehe.
aside from that, the gameplay is also a lot of fun. it’s a must-play also. but to avoid getting bored leveling up, get and finish all the quests. you’ll get awesome stuff just from monster drops. this is one thing i love about Silkroad Online. you don’t have to waste money or save a lot just to get something really useful. doing quests is very helpful in getting equipment, especially weapons, with added stats or functionality coz you’ll be spending time killing the same monsters to finish the quests.
anyway, me and mai’s characters are already level 20+. and i’ve got an experience scroll to finish so we’re off to Silkroad!

myUSA Mailbox


have you heard of myUSA mailbox (http://www.myusamailbox.com.ph/)?

you found some really cool or pretty stuff from an online shop and you wanted it so badly that you immediately added it to your shopping cart.

upon checking out, you found out that they don’t ship to the philippines or elsewhere. argh. that sucks, right?

well, myUSA mailbox claims that upon completing registration, you can have any items you shopped for shipped to the USA mailbox address that they’re going to give you. that’s going to save you money for shipping and won’t have to worry about the online shop not shipping to your country.

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of course, typical policies apply. it will still go through customs here. so if your item is prohibited from being shipped here, you might have to talk to customs or they’ll hold your package. we encountered this last June but we were lucky that the PhilPost guy gave us our package.

anyway, if i only knew about this website, i could’ve been using my own The L Word commuter mug. too bad Showtime doesn’t carry the mug anymore. i’m not sure why. but hopefully, they’ll have it available again this year.

myUSA mailbox for the Philippines coordinated with LBC. on the main page, you’ll see instructions on how to complete the registration. you need to fill up a form and mail it to LBC‘s office in Pasay City.

if you have tried myUSA mailbox, please leave me a comment. i’m still having doubts if this website is legit but by the looks of it, i think it’s valid.

we’re off to sm north instead of greenhills coz it’s raining. i just hope it will stop raining later when we go to balsa for my despedida with friends.

Blogger Unleashed & Griz’s Blog on Making Money for Beginners

starting today, i will be posting all the interesting websites/blogs i’ve discovered and will continue reading. i’ve been doing this since last week because i want to start on my way to earning money online or establishing my blogging identity.

Blogger Unleashed (http://bloggerunleashed.com/) – the author aims to help out people like me who are beginners in making money online through blogging. i’m not yet done reading all his articles but from what i’ve read, he has really good tips about how to earn through blogging. he’s been successful with his online business so i know i can get much needed tips from him.

i actually like reading his articles. he doesn’t seem to sugarcoat things. he is also a vlogger so you can just watch and listen to his tips.

Griz’s Blog – Make Money for Beginners (http://makemoneyforbeginners.blogspot.com/) – he is an Adsense expert. i found his website through Blogger Unleashed. again, i’m not reading through his articles but i bet he’s got great tips for me that will be useful when i start AdSense on my blog.

i’ll add both to my blog & website roll. i added some other websites that i haven’t started reading through yet so i’ll get back to them when i have the time.