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Can't believe it's already March and my last blog was about Thanksgiving. Well it's been very busy being in the military and all. There's so much to do: being on time for everything, managing finances, tech school, and making sure my room and uniforms in up to standards.
I had a wonderful holiday that involved a lifechanging event: marriage. That's right! I'm married at the tender young age of 21. I honestly never expected to be married this early in my life, but that's what makes life interesting.
Everyone in class kind of expected this as well.
It's interesting how my husband never really proposed or anything like that. We just over time started talking about marriage and it happened.
We officially got married on New Year's Eve while on holiday leave. Went to New Jersey to meet my husband's family. He lives in a rural part of Jersey which is a big change for me. As a military brat, I grew up living in military housing so not seeing big name stores like Wal-Mart and only seeing small regional stores was quite a surprise.
During the holidays, my husband and I rode the NJ Transit all the way to Penn Station in New York. As a gamer, you can guess where I wanted to go: the Nintendo World Store. I purchased a Zelda messenger bag, a toon Link plushie, a Mario mug, a couple mini Zelda figures, and some T-shirts. It wasn't very crowded as we were there a few hours before lunch time.
On the way to the Nintendo World Store, we came across Toys R Us. This particular Toys R Us was huge. No surprise as it was located in Times Square. It had three floors and in the electronic section was suprised to come across a few Nintedno games that are generally rare to find new like the Mario and Luigi rpg games. I asked a employee at Nintendo Store about it and according to him Toy's R Us pays Nintendo to reprint certain Nintendo titles.
We only spent a few hours in New York so we didn't see the Statue of Liberty or anything major like that. Stopped at a small comic shop and founded a signed copy of Watchmen. Couldn't pass it up. Was cheap too.
Our wedding was small, as we don't have a lot of money being junior enlisted and all. We plan on having a major wedding party with my family sometime in the future.
Might upload some pics on Imageshack of New York for you all to see if I get the time.
Good news that happened recently is that I got a $50 Amazon gift card and combined with my Discover cashback credit, was able to buy almost a dozen games for almost nothing. Just about completed my PS2 collection and my DS collection isn't too far behind either.
Now if I could just find the time to finish them all.
The sad thing is, I got reclassed so as of last month, I am seperated from my husband. I didn't do so well on last few tests. I can learn a language, just not at the insane pace the military requires. The washout rate is very high as is. He is still in class back in California while I'm learning Radio Frequencies on Mississippi. We're making it work. My husband calls it "mini deployment." lol He thinks this will be a good experience as it will prepare us for when one of us actually gets deployed.A lot of people how failed the same school as me are here too so I've already made some friends I can relate too.
He has already purchased plane tickets to come down to Mississippi in May on his class break.
My husband's birthday was on March 1. I sent him quite an amusing birthday card with an adorable drawing I made of a female White Mage. I sent him a hat that looks like Puar from DBZ. He's taken quite a liking to it. I also gave him a set of Gundam Wing playing cards.
Can't wait to see him in May.
My first Thanksgiving away from home. It is kind of sad cause I miss my family, but instead me and my boyfriend went to a friend's house and ate tons of turkey, potatoes, and apple pie. We even played some D&D together. So I still got to spend Thanksgiving with people I care about.
Today is Black Friday, and for once I actually went and bought something at a physical store.
I took advantage of GameStop's PS3 bundle they had. A 250GB PS3 and 5 games (well 4 plus an expansion depending on your view) for only $200. A PS3 by itself is $250. Also bought myself the Mario Kart Wii bundle that comes with Wii Motion Plus built in to the Wiimote.
$350 - Two consoles and 6 games. Not bad.
I already have some Wii games. Gonna play some Xenoblade and Skyward Sword. Maybe some Tatsunoko vs Capcom as well.
A quick search on Amazon shows a huge number of PS3 games for less than $20 and not because it's Black Friday. These games were just flat out discounted.
My games collection is gonna explode. I'm never gonna be able to find time to play them all.
Also, 100th blog post. Yeah!
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When you think of "import games", the first thing that comes to mind are Japanese games. They are often games too niche or "too Japanese" for release outside of the Land of the Rising Sun.
I've been been buying a lot of PC games lately. Baldur's Gate, Titan Quest, The Penumbra Collection, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Witcher Enhanced Edition, and my latest purchase, Thief: The Complete Colection. I have also purchased some Japanese visual movels that have been translated into English thanks to Jast USA. As my collection has increased, I noticed that my collection of European versions of games have increased. Thief, The Witcher, and Baldur's Gate are all UK versions. PEGI logo and all. Unintentional, but as long as the game is in English and is compatable on my laptop it's all good.
Last Window was supposed to be my only UK game purchase, but it looks like that has changed with my growing PC collection.
I think it is kind of cool though. People will see my games on a shelf and see how diverse they are not just in the variety of genres and game types, but in country of origin too. Japanese versions, US versions, UK/European versions.
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