#651 [UNBOXING MARCH 2016 JAPAN CRATE]


 

Yuki No Yado Chips

These salty and sweet chips are a new spin on a classic Japanese senbei (rice cracker). The name “Yuki No Yado” means “Snow Inn,” as the frosting is said to look like snow on an inn!

these tasted [and even smelled] like a frosted version of the American chips called Bugles. i was expecting them to be a frosted, puffy sweet thing. Didn’t like them much at all.

Yaokin Roll Candy – Strawberry & Green Apple

These are literally a Japanese version of Fruit-By-The-Foot. I definitely preferred the Green Apple over the Strawberry one as it had more flavor.

7 Stick Choco Cream

Just as the name says, you get seven crunchy wafer sticks filled with yummy chocolate cream. Enjoy them by themselves or try them with ice cream!

i really liked these! they tasted like a toasted, reverse chocolate Pocky stick.

Monster Stamp Candy [Dagashi Kashi]

An interactive candy that you can use to stamp fun monster shapes. Moisten the bottom of your stamp to start using it then you can eat the whole thing when you’re done!

#635 [STARDEW VALLEY]

do you like Harvest Moon?

do you like Animal Crossing?

do you like Rune Factory?

if you can answer “YES!” to one or all of these questions then you have GOT to get your grubby little paws on Stardew Valley. it’s a game by a sole developer released at the end of February and it just EXPLODED in popularity. i originally was going to wait until it was on sale [because let’s face it, i hardly pay full price for a vidya game.] but after watching Markiplier and jacksepticeye both play it and my Tumblr/Twitter feeds blowing up with friends playing it, i had to have it NOW.

it basically runs the most akin to Harvest Moon to me in which you raise crops and animals on a farm and build the farm buildings to keep them in. you do quests for the townspeople and there’s eligible people you can marry and have/adopt kids with. YES, there is same-sex marriage / kid adoption!! that was definitely something Harvest Moon lacked, despite all the “listening” Natsume was doing to their HM fans….

in the way it’s like Animal Crossing: you fill up the museum, upgrade your house and tools, shops are only open at certain times

i haven’t played [or at least i don’t think i did…] Rune Factory so i don’t know what things would be alike to it.

you can name your animals, either randomly generated or typing in your own. i went mostly with randomly generated names because some of them were just bloody hilarious like the above pictured chicken is called Snotzi.

there’s four seasons, with winter being the less productive for crops [NOTHING GROWS.] but as you progress in the game, some dude comes to set your cave up with fruit bats or psychedelic [not really.] mushrooms. i did a lot of research on both and found mushrooms to be the better choice. you can also go mining for ore and geodes to sell.

and apparently in the third year, your dead grampa that passed the farm down to you comes back to life or something??? i’m currently edging into Winter of Year 2 so i’m not sure how confirmed that is but i suppose we [more like i] will find out!

i haven’t really bothered with the romancing system yet because none of the available characters have jumped out at me yet. pretty certain it’s going to be a case of wanting someone that you CAN’T romance, but y’know….PC MODS, BITCHES. somebody is bound to make a mod for the unavailable people.

i mean, they made a mod to make the ABSOLUTELY RAGE INDUCING FISHING SYSTEM easier so i think anything’s possible at this point.

this is what my house looks like at the moment [with the first upgrade of a kitchen, and i’m slowly learning how to craft things: the chest! i also built a stone fence because the wooden one was just pissing me the hell off.

by the way you get to adopt a dog or cat depending on your preference made when creating your character. i chose cats [obviously] and named the cat Thranduil.

he likes to sleep in the kitchen and get stuck next to his water bowl outside so i have to dig his ass out.

silly cat.

#631

SUNDAY STEALING – THE HEALTHY MEME

When was the last time you got a nose bleed?

i think that was in high school, i bled all over the textbook

Do you keep magazines by your toilet?

i keep a book on the back of the toilet

If you were a waiter/waitress, would you make good tips?

maybe? i enjoy service submission!

Have you ever stolen a road sign or traffic barrier?

nope

What are the best kind of Girl Scout cookies?

Tagalongs and Thin Mints

When was the last time you purchased alcohol?

i’ve never purchased alcohol, someone else always seems to buy it for me

Do you find it attractive when a guy actually shows his feelings?

i find it normal, humans have emotions

Are you a fussy eater?

not really

List everything you ate and drank today:

[Saturday]

Cheerios
Black Tea
Water
Cake
Cheese
Deviled Egg
Turkey
Broccoli
Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Cinnabon Coffee

How are you sitting?

right leg crossed over left

Waiting for something?

i have a few packages in postal limbo right now

Do you like pretzels?

yes

Do you wait until you’ve completely finished a certain makeup product before you buy a new one?

i don’t use makeup

Did you wake up before 8:00 a.m. this morning?

[Saturday] no

Have you ever told anyone you were okay when you really weren’t?

yes, i don’t want to burden people with my issues

Do you have reason to cry right now?

not really

How many sodas a week do you have?

zero

Do you shop at Victoria’s Secret?

rarely, but i do

Are you into sports?

i enjoy watching hockey

Can you easily touch your toes?

no

What did the last shoes you wore look like?

pink and black sneakers

What do you currently hear?

Jennifer Lopez – Love Don’t Cost A Thing

Have you ever done yoga?

not that i know of

Do you text a lot?

yes

Do you have a fax machine at home?

yes

Do you know anyone who has diabetes?

Grandmothership on Mothership’s side did

Have you ever had to block anyone online?

yep, i’m always blocking people. especially minors that try to interact with me

Are you afraid of thunder and lightning?

yep

Are you a shop-a-holic?

not really

Are you healthy?

HAHAHAHAHA my doctor says yes, but i don’t feel like i am

#629

SATURDAY 9 – SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR

1) Crazy Sam’s mother is terrified of alligators. Just looking at a photo of one of those scaly reptiles gives her the creeps. Is there a member of the animal kingdom that scares you?

i don’t think so? i’m mostly terrified of bugs

2) Gators are carnivores, but they aren’t picky. If meat isn’t handy, they’ll munch on fruit. Are you particular about your diet? For example, do you try to eat gluten free, low sodium, etc.?

i try really hard to be low on the sugar and choose things that are heart-healthy as Grandmothership on Mothership’s side had diabetes and heart problems in general run rampant in my family

3) In Spain, this song was a hit under the title, “Hasta Luego, Cocodrilo.” Say something else in Spanish.

loco de la cabasa [crazy in the head]

4) When this week’s artist, Bill Haley, was a little boy, he made a guitar out of cardboard and pretended to play that until his parents got him a real one. Tell us about something you wanted so badly when you were a kid.

a pony. i still want a pony

5) Early in his career, Bill did whatever it took to get the gig. When singing cowboys were popular, the Michigan native pretended to be a cowpoke and renamed himself, “Silver Yodeling Bill.” Have you ever fudged on your resume or fibbed in an interview?

no

6) When his career was going well, Bill was generous and loved to give extravagant parties at his home, which he called Melody Manor. Do you enjoy playing the host?

not really, i usually take peoples’ coats and stuff like that instead

7) Bill was blind in one eye, the result of a botched operation when he was a child. Since the blind eye wandered and didn’t focus, he always wore a curl over the opposite eye, hoping to draw everyone’s attention to the other side of his face. What is there about your appearance that leaves you self conscious?

i also have that wandering eye, my teeth aren’t the greatest and thanks to Mothership’s genes my skin likes to break out like a hormonal-imbalanced teenager. luckily though, this is normal. the skin thing, that is.

8) On the other hand, what is it about your appearance that pleases you, and that you would never change?

i don’t think i have anything?

9) In 1956, when this song was a hit, Elvis Presley exploded onto the music scene and displaced Bill as rock’s top artist. The press and public assumed Bill was jealous of Elvis, but in reality he liked Elvis a great deal. Are you jealous by nature?

nope, life’s too short for that garbage.