Sunshine Award

Thank you Lise for the Sunshine Award.   As mentioned in one of my posts, I appreciate the acknowledgement, but normally don’t like to participate in them. But since the questions you asked are answerable, and it helps give this blog some personality (I do enjoy reading these tags myself because I like to know the person behind the blog),  I’ll do it.

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I will answer three questions from Lise.  Three is a great number and I like to make things simple.

Here are the questions:

Question#1: What would be your ideal living situation?

I really like the interior design in Rogue Galaxy (PS2). I can live in its world.

Question #2: What would be your dream job? Do you already have it?

I remember watching my brother played Flashback on the Sega Genesis.  So I wanted to be like the guy in the game. So unrealistic because I am not fit for that type of job in reality. Now as I have gotten older, I care less about what I want to be but more about living a well-balanced life. I like working generally as long it’s beneficial for the society.

Question# 3: What does blogging mean to you?

I enjoy blogging.  Writing helps me put things into perspective. It really is just a place where I dump my thoughts about games since that’s the thing I enjoy talking about the most and of course writing and sharing poems.

Now, for the nominees:

I don’t follow a lot of people so it’s really hard to do the tagging.  When I do read someone’s post,  I do take my time to read it, which is why I probably get overwhelmed easily with information. It’s not always a bad thing, as long it’s good content.

Until next time, thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Okay To Take A Break From Games

Sometimes we play games to escape but forget to live our own lives. I tried to balance life, work and games.  I realized, I have been in a better mood ever since the sun is out. Like a cat, I like to sit by the window. Also taking Vitamin D pills prescribed by my doctor helped.  We just don’t get enough sunlight during the winter here.

Since I am in a good mood, I will share on how I de-stress because things have been intense at work to the point I asked boss to go home and rest. The last few days, I play Rule of Rose on and off.  If only I had more energy and time to invest, I want to play fighting games and there is that game called Ikaruga that I would like to master but it requires a lot of mental energy which is something I don’t have (damn you work!).  That’s okay.  At work,  I get a chance to play foosball with my attractive partner who resembles Chris Redfield (sorry ladies, he’s not straight).

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We make a good team. People are always shocked when we win. I think mainly because people didn’t expect the nice girl can be aggressive. The trick is really to stay calm and focused. If you get too anxious you would lose. I thank the skills I’ve learned from Dark Souls and my partner who, unlike Chris Redfield, has a gentle voice which made it easy for me to follow his instruction.  I do enjoy playing competitively and co-op from time to time.

Ah! Sorry for going off topic…here are ways I cope with stress, which are non-game related of course:

#1

Go for a walk. I prefer to walk in a park, but this walk was on my way back from a doctor’s appointment.  It was pleasant nonetheless because the sun was out. Haha

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I watched Mushi-Shi every night to the point my brother jokingly accused me that Ginko is my husbando. Don’t make fun of my singleness, brother. I never thought of him like that even though Ginko and I share similar fate.  What attracted me to the anime is its eeriness, sorrowful and mystical tale.  Isn’t real life bittersweet? I think Mushi-Shi captivated that feeling very well.   I watched this anime more than once–both seasons. I like the soundtrack a lot. Typically, I don’t watch anime because I’m busy with games.   HAHA

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#3

Dump yourself in a bathtub filled with epsom salt. This actually was recommended by my co-workers who are into health and wellness. This really does help. I sleep better and feel more relaxed. You should try it too.

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Okay I can go on… but I will stop for now. I think I have already talked a lot about myself.  I know that not talking at all is not good for mental health, especially if you are somewhat of a hermit like me.  Letting things off of my chest makes me feel better.  Hope you took something useful out of this and let me know if your have different ways to cope with stress.  I’d love to learn about it.

Once I feel more physically stable, I still plan to write an analysis on Rule of Rose. Until next time, take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Some Changes

It’s October. Weather is pleasantly cool, and I”m starting vacation next week, although I am not going anywhere special. I’m taking the time off to recharge mentally and focus on polishing up my songs. 

Awhile ago, I was working with a musician friend, but we don’t talk anymore.   I think he gave up on me because we were not on the same wavelength. I am an introvert. He is an extrovert. I’m calm.  He is chaotic.  I am a morning person.  He is a night person.  But mainly because he told me video game is a waste of time and he was trying to turn me into someone that I am not. I don’t like that feeling.  

I guess artists have different ways at looking at the world.  One, you create art because you want the glamour that comes with it, or you create art because you feel inclined to imitate your universe so that you can see your creation from a third-person perspective. In the end, you make sense of yourself and your reality.  But of course, this is just my observation. Hmm…to be honest, I don’t even know if I am making any sense writing this.  

Let’s just say, I have been doing things alone creatively and have been obsessively playing the same song that has so many different versions over and over.  Do I think it’s good? I have no idea. All I know it’s from my heart and I am giving birth to it.   So this is part of the reason why I have not been active on this blog. So I am afraid this blog might shift from games and more towards creative works in the upcoming future. I don’t want to surprise anyone.  That doesn’t mean I have given up on games. I still play them when I can.  In fact, I will be playing Nonary Games next week. I am excited. Well, I think it’s time to sleep.

Thanks for reading.

        Signing off~ 

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