Category: I Like It

Splatoon 2 Update!

Sure, Animal Crossing – Pocket Camp was released today, but I am more excited about the huge update coming in two days for Splatoon 2! Looks great! And do I need to talk to guests at Thanksgiving, or can I camp in front of the TV?

Splatfest!

Yay, Splatfest has begun! I am really enjoying Splatoon 2 on the Switch. It’s so fun! And today when I started the game, the square was a huge dance party. It’s very cool I could watch Pearl and Marina all day. And the Inklings have some nice dance moves too. Very cool!

Check out this video of the song “Ebb and Flow” that they sing during Splatfest:

For the US Splatfest, there’s a Halloween theme and the teams are Vampire vs. Werewolf. I chose Team Werewolf, so if you see Sachiモン in-game, that’s me! I have to say, Splatoon is one of my favorite games because A) I don’t suck, B) the clothing options are really cool and cute, and C) the weapons are so varied and fun.

Is anyone else playing?

Early Birthday Present

"Splatoon 2" Cedar Park, 2017

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO200
“Splatoon 2” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I opened up an early birthday gift: Nintendo Switch – Splatoon 2 Version. I love it! The color of the Joycon controllers is awesome, and the game itself is fun as expected. I’m not very good but I have a great time playing. And of course, the kids love it too.

"Joycons" Cedar Park, 2017

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO320
“Joycons” Cedar Park, 2017

Now I’m thinking about what games to get. I’ll have to get the latest Legend of Zelda game, but I also think I am Setsuna looks great. Plus that might be a good “handheld” style game for the Switch. Decisions decisions…

I hope you also had a nice day.

またね~

BookPeople

"Travel Books" Austin, 2017

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
“Travel Books” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I dropped off my son and his friend downtown (Austin) so they could post some concert photos. And of course I had to stop by my favorite book store, BookPeople! It’s my favorite place to buy greeting cards and I needed to stock up on a few. But before that, I checked out my favorite section, which is Travel Memoirs. I love traveling so looking at all the cool destinations gets me excited! Where to go next?

What I love about BookPeople is that as an independent book store, they have the freedom to make staff recommendations (which are awesome) and also create their own displays. For instance, this incredible display:

"Display" Austin, 2017

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Display” Austin, 2017

Love it!

And then I had to browse the notebook section. I almost bought a Rhodia notebook, but then found these really nice (and affordable) Japanese notebooks. The staff recommendation said they are perfect for fountain pens, so I picked up these two notebooks:

"Notebook Haul" Austin, 2017

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO1600
“Notebook Haul” Austin, 2017

The paper is nice and writing on the pages with a fountain pen is smooth and the ink looks great on it. I kind of regret starting my daily journal in the current notebook now… it’s too big! Will take me years to fill it up. I should use smaller notebooks so that I can try different ones. I guess I just need to bite the bullet and switch over, leaving all those pages in the old book blank. 😭 But life’s too short to worry about those things, right?

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

おやすみ

Back to the 90s (2015)

Back to the 90s is a movie about a teenager who accidentally travels back in time and tries to repair his mom and dad’s rocky relationship. It’s a fun story, with some touching moments and a couple good plot twists thrown in. Add some nostalgic 90’s references (Tamagotchi!) and you have a nice, entertaining movie. Nothing amazing, but the acting is strong, and the ending is both satisfying yet leaves you wanting more. (sequel please?)

I really enjoyed Som and Tam’s characters, and learning about their motivations brings a welcome level of complexity and interest to the story. It’s also the first time I’ve seen a Thai movie, so that made it fascinating to watch. Cool to get a glimpse into an unfamiliar culture, even if it is off by two decades and covered with a Hollywood-like polish. 😁

BTW, I came across Back to the 90s by reading Age’s blog, Write Them All. Lots of good things to read about there. Check it out if you have a chance!

I definitely recommend Back to the 90s if you like romcoms or are a fan of Baifern (the actress who plays Som), which I have now become. Enjoy!

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