28 August, 2023

JoyToy X Warhammer 40K: Ultramarine Heavy Intercessor Sergeant Aetus Gardane


One of the three Heavy Intercessor members, Sergeant Aetus Gardane, comes with a helmet-less head. The body design is the same (Nikos and Helvin), with limited mobility in the shoulders and legs. The paintwork is fine, but I did experience some loose joints in the torso and a microphone that kept popping off. I had to glue it multiple times for this particular figure. It's interesting because I didn't notice a missing component while taking pictures and only discovered it when it fell to the floor while posing on the display shelf.

25 August, 2023

JoyToy X Warhammer 40K: Ultramarine Heavy Intercessor - Nikos Phaetz

One of the three Heavy Intercessor members, Nikos Phaetz, utilizes the Excecutor Heavy Bolter. The figure's body design features limited mobility in the shoulders and legs. Some areas of the figure have a dirty paint job, with the most noticeable being on the top of the backpack.

15 August, 2023

Goodbye 12-year-old AMD HD4770!

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to my long-surviving AMD Radeon HD4770! I have been holding out on the upgrade for over three years after the COVID lockdown, and the GPU price was insanely expensive back then. Now the GPU prices have gone down after China took down the Bitcoin mining operation there. It’s time to look for a new card and complete the upgrade by the end of this year before another stupid AI trend hits the GPU price again.

This time, after 12 years, I decided to go back to NVIDIA for an MSI GeForce RTX™ 4070 VENTUS 2X 12 G OC due to limited brand availability in Brunei. Yeah, it's a controversial card, and the MSRP price is not that attractive or even competitive this year, but I no longer care about it, and I want to start gaming the latest titles. The price fits into my budget during a sudden' August Eight' promo for SGD 799.00, and I am happy to save SGD 80.00 from the deal. This card does provide good gaming performance and low power consumption, although I do have doubts about my 750WATT PSU being enough. We shall see after I invest in a new PC case with Lian Li fans and upgrade to AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. I plan to adopt a lower-cost option of the AMD Ryzen 7 5700XT upgrade to maintain its TDP 65WATT so that I don’t need to spend extra on the ATX 3.0 PSU. For some reason, I have a feeling it is not a good upgrade path.

20 July, 2023

Update Guide for the Brunei Citizenship Registration and Sample Letter

This is a revisit to 2023 and revising (proofreading) my guide on registering Brunei Citizenship examination. It is unimaginable that every one of us struggling to register at the immigration in Kuala Belait (KB) even today. The procedure is still complicated as usual and hasn’t changed after all these years. You had to write a formal letter to request immigration to do an update. These things are not necessary for immigration in BSB, they will just use their system to update on the spot and way faster. However, I choose not to because this may cause some trouble to those working in the KB branch getting blasted. Out of respect, I just follow the procedure of getting the letter done and submitting it.

I encourage those who change their mobile phone numbers and move into new homes or rent houses to get it updated. If you need the letter sample, I uploaded and shared it from my Google Drive. You can download or print it out for reference. I also updated my guide for the Brunei Citizenship registration with proofreading and correction in case anyone needed the information.

Guide on Registering Brunei Citizenship Examination (Update#2)

I never thought registering Brunei Citizenship examination are fucking inconvenient. Worst, I don't see local bloggers write about it either in the web search telling us how and what to bring. So to make this easy, I decided to write the guide for my future reference and hopefully able to help you fellow PR.

  • Update #2 (2023) - Proofreading, correction and added information for letter change of phone no. and home address.
  • Update 1# (2013) - Added ICI travel document copies requirement.

For those already graduated or are good at Bahasa Melayu, I strongly encourage you who are 18 years old onward to take the examination early if you intend to continue to stay in Brunei. Do not worry about wasting your time, you are young and can enjoy life. There are only two meetings and one exam, that’s it. Take the opportunity since you have the higher chance of getting citizenship.

15 July, 2023

JoyToy X Warhammer 40K: Ultramarine Heavy Intercessor Helvin Gure

It was a last-minute decision to order the set from Show.Z before CNY because I have a bad feeling it going to sell out very fast and was right about it. I seriously need another Helvin Gure version but the markup price currently put me off. Hopefully, there will be some price drop to normal in the future.

Product Information: 

  • Brand: JoyToy
  • Size: 1/18 Scale Action Figure
  • Series: Warhammer 40K
  • Space Marine Chapters: Ultramarine Heavy Intercessor - Helvin Gure
  • Accessories:
    • 1x Executor Bolt Rifle
    • 1x Bolt Pistol
    • 1x Combat Knife
    • 1 set of pairs of hands
  • Release Date: December 2022
  • Purchase Price: USD 85.94 (A bundle Set of three with discount points)
  • JoyToy Retail Price: USD 34.99 (Checkout at Amazon!)
  • My Rating: 7/10