Day 94: Rick recently got me a copy of Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Christmas. I’ve been vey skeptical for this game for the longest time, mostly because I never really finished the SNES original and the graphics truly looked uninteresting for me. Who knew I’d become a believer the second I started this game?
This game is all about layers and depth, but you couldn’t tell from any of the game trailers. It’s only when you switch on the 3D does that world come alive. Ten hours and I’ve yet to be able to put this game down.
Day 64: I’m a pretty big quantified-selfer, or in a broader sense, a data nerd. From tracking my music listening habit to my weight to even my social reach, I use quantitative data to detail aspects of my life I wouldn’t have otherwise noticed. Lately I’ve been using Wii Fit U and its pedometer to track my body habits.
Now, this is a $20 game plus device, so it’s not exactly in the same league as a Fitbit Force activity tracker (I’m saving up for that), but it’s been effective in motivating me to doing 40 minute of yoga everyday this week.
Day 63: I didn’t really know why I bought a Wii U. I bought it by impulse because it came with my favorite Zelda title, but in terms of hardware there’s no one feature that got me super excited.
It wasn’t until I saw Super Mario 3D World and thought about my friend and her kids did it dawn on me: this console isn’t for me, it’s aimed at families with small children.
From Off-TV Play to all their games that focus on local multiplayer, Wii U is created with families in mind.
In other news, I kind of want kids now.
Day 36: A lot of people have told me that I don’t know how to not be stressed. I’m actually quite adept at managing stressful situations but it often takes me some time to unwind even when everything is over.
Today was one of those days when I was sandwiched between back-to-back meetings and having everything due all at once. I managed to get everything out, but the stress lingered until I turned on Animal Crossing, when a villager came up and gave me a gift because I’ve been so nice to her. Ahhh…
I almost got teared up when that happened.
Day 28: With everybody working (and networking) overtime during E3 week, my apartment was less of a quiet sanctuary and more of a Nascar pit stop. Roaming the floor by day and drinking our way deep into the night, there were hardly any time to sleep before we do it all again the next day. That is E3.
Well thank goodness for today. I woke up early and went into full reset mode. Starting with the dishes, I cleaned along the u-shaped path of my apartment and five hours later, my sanctuary has returned. Ahh…
Next up, my email inbox at work.