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How the cookie crumbles

I think oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookie, though peanut butter is a close second. There’s something about their warm chewy, oaty goodness that makes me want to melt into a snuggly pile of gooey happiness.

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Continue Reading August 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Summer Ramblings

It’s been a rather crazy last few weeks, and I haven’t been posting much, so… it’s time for a photospam! Let’s all take a step back and just appreciate it being summer – in all it’s hot, humid, bug-filled glory!

Photo of Chive Flowers

Photo of a Mulberry

Finding a mulberry tree while the mulberries are ripe is like finding a treasure chest, only instead of gold you get delicious. It also turns the sidewalks purple.

Photo of Tadpoles

Photo of Seed Pods

These seed pods remind me of the Durian fruit – which is, as far as I know, the most polarizing fruit in existence. You love it or you hate it, it’s illegal to take on the subways of Singapore, and I would liken the experience of eating it to consuming smelly, slimy, rotten bug guts. Some people really like it though?

Photo of Wildflowers

Photo of a wasp nest

Not many people like wasps, but I think they’re fantastic. One summer, they built a hive right up against a glass window, allowing us to look inside just like with an ant farm. It was fascinating! Paper wasps put so much work into building their homes, so I can’t help but feel a little sad when they get knocked down, even if it is for the best. It’s okay though, they’ll build another one.

Photo of a flower

Photo of people swinging

Photo of grilled chicken

Summers are full of good food (or at least, they should be!). I don’t personally own a grill, but I have friends that do – bbq ribs, hamburgers, grilled chicken and sweet corn. Delicious!

Photo of a black and white cat looking disdainful.

Photo closeup of some grape vines

August 14, 2010 at 4:12 am 1 comment

Persona 4

Persona 4
The newest in the popular Persona series, Persona 4 is the latest and greatest yet. Set in the rural town of Inaba, our main character unexpectedly finds himself able to enter TVs… but he’s not the only one! This new world is full of violent Shadows, and something – or someone – is throwing other people into the TV world with every intention to killing them! With the police baffled and frustated by a series of murders they can’t possibly solve, you gather your friends and take the fight to the world behind the screen. Just don’t be surprised if your own worst enemy is your own shadow…
Cast of Persona 4
This game is a huge step up from its predecessor, Persona 3. The AI for your team mates is not only better, but you can take complete control of every party member. The card chance after battles offers a much better selection of options, and a secondary card (Arcana chance) has been added, making exploring dungeons more exciting. On that note, each dungeon is decidedly unique, which is especially pleasing to the eye (and the memory). Rather than living in a dorm with all the other characters, you get a separation of “work” and “home”, meeting with your group after school, and then retiring to the house where you live with your uncle and his adorable little daughter. The story is more motivating and intriguing, the main characters are all likeable. The voice acting is similarly well done. And best of all, the music is catchy and addictive!

On the downside, monsters seem a bit unbalanced in terms of powers and weaknesses, which leads certain party members to be favored over others. Additionally, there seem to be some squicky social things going on. You can date a girl that looks like she ought to be in elementary school, there are some pretty unsavory sterotypes (the fat girl, the weird creepy kid, etc), and a light strain of homophobia that goes unaddressed.

All in all though, a very enjoyable game.

August 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm Leave a comment


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