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Confessions of a CoC-holic


Allow me to explain.

Starting January until just lately, it was “busy season” at work (I work for an international auditing firm). I worked for 10-14 hours on a daily basis and it was extremely tiring for my poor introverted self. I needed a fast, guilt-free stress-reliever.


Now unless you live under a rock, you would know what Clash of Clans is. It’s a free mobile strategy game for Android. The community for this game is quite big in the Philippines. When I ride on jeepneys, 50% of the time, I’d catch someone open up his phone and check his CoC account. I personally didn’t like it at first–joining in the bandwagon just because it’s popular at the moment–but something changed when I heard my older sister and brother talk about it. Yuya recommended it as well. So out of curiosity, I downloaded the app and tried it. I took it as a challenge to catch up to my brother and Yuya who started playing way long before I did.

I was a casual gamer at first, but a week later I was invited to a clan (it’s a clan called “christfollowers”), and the challenge level went up a notch. I was immediately promoted to a co-leader and I never left the clan since joining. It was also interesting to have people repeatedly ask me if I really am a girl, and not believe me when I say yes–most probably because they can’t believe a girl plays CoC better than them. Ohoho~ *ehem*girl power*ehem* And soon enough, I was hooked. (And yep, this very much explains my total lack of activity lately.)

I started playing in the middle of January, and now my village looks like this:COC_village

It’s a good farming base for Townhall 7; makes it difficult for raiders to steal my hard-earned dark elixir.

coc_war mode

This one’s my war base. The goal is to keep the enemy from scoring 3 stars when they attack me during clan wars.

Personally, I think what makes the game so addicting is the community. In a clan where teamwork is the key to growth, it can be quite embarassing not to participate during clan wars, most especially if you’re one of the leaders. It’s also worth noting that if you are extremely competitive, it is hard to abandon the village you worked so hard to build. I know this personally and having Yuya on the same clan makes it difficult for me to drop my A-game.

But then again, right now I should be out there creating my game, not playing one. 🙂 *shoutout to Eu-chan. Woohoo~*

Ah well. I’m done with the addiction. Perhaps I’ll just write a “Guide to CoC” next time so I don’t put all those playing hours to waste. 😉


Charice Pempengco to Sing the Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST


I was lying on my bed, hugging baby Turtle, and was already on the verge of falling asleep when Eu-chan texted me, “Charice will be singing the official theme song of Final Fantasy XIII-2.”

My cranial nerves suddenly went on an overdrive and I went, “WEEEEHHH??? SERIOUSLY?????!!!!!”

So yeah I got up and searched if it was true. Eu-chan’s news are always accurate of course, but Charice Pempengco singing a Final Fantasy theme song? That’s just too good to be true! I’ve been a hardcore Final Fantasy fan since time immemorial (okay so maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration) and the singers of the Final Fantasy theme songs are like my heroes. Faye Wong, Kumi Koda, Angela Aki, RikkiEmiko Shiratori.. Charice making it to the list was just inconceivable.

News from finalfantasy.wikia.com:

Final Fantasy XIII-2s Theme Song Singers Announced

September 14th by Koharu Nami

Artists Mai Fukui and Charice Pempengco will be singing the theme song for Final Fantasy XIII-2. However, they will not be singing together. Instead, they will sing different variations of the same song. Charice’s version of the song will appear on all platforms except the Japanese PS3 versions, while Mai Fukui’s version is PS3 exclusive.

The titles of the songs are “Yakusoku no Basho” and “New World”. The latter will be featured in Charice’s Album,Infinity, which will be released in Japan on October 5th.

You can see the video at finalfantasy.net


I feel like I need to see this firsthand. Ugh..
*Don’t lose your focus Nami-chan~! Patience!*