After about two days of thinking, I’ve finally found what I want to dedicate the next 30 days to! I realize February’s isn’t over yet, but I have to start the next one on the 1st if I’m ever to get through all 12. So, I think this will be cute and funny for me (at least, if not some of you).
March is 30 Days of Drawings!
They will be cute little sketches that I’ll really dedicate time to. I’m going to make it worth your time every day to come see these little sketches of mine. If I develop a style or something, I might keep this going. I’ve been thinking about doing one-strip sketch comics for a long time now, so we’ll see how that goes. Anyways, stay tuned tomorrow!
I went to the dentist today… dun dun dunnnnn. On the way there, I thought to myself, “I’m not ready to get my last wisdom tooth out! I’m going to Niagara Falls in two days and I don’t want to miss out. It doesn’t really matter to me that the tooth is currently growing in perpendicular to the other teeth, it can wait till the summer when I’m back home.” If you’re not familiar with my previous wisdom teeth extraction stories (/nightmares), please check here and here.
Turns out, I had two tiny cavities instead. =[ *sigh… (My first ones ever!) The extraction of the decayed parts of my teeth wasn’t that bad since it wasn’t deep. He used a drill and whatever else he needed to, essentially, chip away at each tooth until all the decayed stuff was gone. Then put some filling in. Not too bad, it didn’t even hurt. The feeling of having my mouth open so long, the saliva being sucked away and my tongue drying up was super weird though.
I think I finally realized why I have such a fear of the dentist. I know hwilli would say that he has weird practices that aren’t regulation, but that’s not it. I wouldn’t even say that it was the pain either. I think it’s because he puts these weird instruments, whose functions I don’t understand, into my mouth. What if he slips, cuts my tongue and I start choking on my own blood? Those are the things that float through my mind as he’s got like 4 metal things hanging off my lips, in my mouth.
After that, we went downtown for some ramen. mmm… the waitresses greeted us in Japanese as we entered and left the restaurant. Konichiwa gozaimasu! Sayonara gozaimasu! Arigatou! Squeeeee *^^* Made my day! This was outside the restaurant:
The Oscars are just around the corner… Sunday, February 27 to be exact… and a couple of friends and I are doing a $1 pot, winner takes all. lol
Here are my predictions. There are a couple that I’m not too sure about, so I’ve left them out. Anyhow, here’s my list. If you’re interested in the entire list of nominees, see them here
Best Picture: The Social Network Leading Actor: Colin Firth Supporting Actor: Christian Bale Leading Actress: Annette Bening Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3 Art Direction: Inception Cinematography: Black Swan Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland Directing: Black Swan Film Editing: 127 Hours Foreign Language Film: Biutiful Makeup: The Way Back Music - Score: Inception Music - Song: Tangled Animated Short Film: Day & Night Sound Editing: Tron: Legacy Sound Mixing: Inception Visual Effects: Inception Writing - Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network Writing - Original Screenplay: Inception
We went to the Spring Fishing Show at the convention center near the airport for Family Day, yesterday! It was kind of a spontaneous thing since I originally planned on getting my license renewed on Saturday, but the shop was closed because they had a booth set up at the show. Fishing Shows are awesome, though personally, the Sportsman Show is much more entertaining since it encompasses a lot more - fishing, hiking, hunting (deer, moose, duck, etc.), biking, etc. On to the actual event!
The show itself spanned two halls, with one more focused on merchandise and information and the other more family oriented, with a makeshift fishing pond, magnet pond, and also an auction area (though I guess that’s not really family oriented >_>)
We went into the family area first, and there wasn’t anything interesting. Brother and I each needed a new rod, father and I needed new waders (the waders my dad really wants have to be custom made-to-fit from the US and run $800 -_-“… though me want too..), and brother and father need new fishing vests. So off we went to the other side of the convention.
In between the two halls, they have giant bouncy things for kids!
And funny signs!
And really, really old boat engines, like this hand operated one. I can’t imagine how tiring this would’ve been, and how slowly you’d be going.. =/
Once we entered the hall, the first thing we were greeted with was the taxidermist showcase. Awesome. The mounted fish were really nice too, and big! Makes me jealous.. mine’s not all that special haha.
A wine rack!
There were so many things to see, so many pamphlets to take and so many demos to try. They actually had a fishing simulator set up: a rod and line attached to a machine hooked up to a tv that had a fish on the screen that fought with you. Interesting idea, totally not realistic because I couldn’t fight this fake-fish like I would a real one… fun nonetheless I suppose.
There were rows upon rows of gear… like these rods were a common site throughout:
Then there were these fly fishing lures which are handmade. Father used to make these and I remember sitting next to him, mesmerized by the way he delicately wrapped the strings around the hook. They’re really fluffy and pretty =] I don’t know how to make them or fly fish, but I’m going to learn… thinking maybe this summer.
Oh! There were also these really cute and short ice fishing rods. Please ignore the photobomb in the background…
Of course there were also a wide array of boats. Father saw one that he liked, but he’d have to pay $210/month for 15 years before he’d be able to pay it off =/ Also, there were these really shiny bass fishing boats on floor too! and by really shiny, I mean REALLY shiny.
That’s like the Flava Flav of the boating world.
Anyhow, it was a really awesome day. We didn’t find everything we were hoping we would at the convention, but my brother and I did come back with a rod. Here’s my new baby!
The past week of my life has been a crazy. I managed to stay away from video games almost entirely for my 4 exams last week. I think I even stayed focused on my notes and text book readings for 5 hours in a row. The last time I did that (2nd year exams), I had to cage myself in a little cubicle on Taylor LG for 9 hours with lots of coffee and I managed to scrape by. The trick is to stay away from the internet! The couches are also really comfy and very nice for studying in.
Anyhow, my trip home yesterday was like a mission and a half. I watched quite a bit of TV after my exam in the morning, then hyoung helped me with my tumblr banner (it’ll be up tonight or tomorrow… quite a work in progress) and I planned to leave for the Greyhound station for 4:30. The bus was scheduled to arrive at 5:30 and we were supposed to arrive in Mississauga at 8:15. Things didn’t really turn out that way..
Mark called me around 4:15 and asked when I was going home, and he spontaneously decided to go home with me too. I told him to pack his stuff and meet me at the station in like half an hour. I managed to leave when I wanted to and I got to the station at 4:45. I ended up being like 10th in line, which is pretty good. I thought, “sweet, I’ll definitely make it onto the bus.” Foreshadowingggg. Mark got there shortly after and he stood in line for a ticket while I waited for the bus.
By the time the bus arrived at the station at 6:30, a lot of people managed to squeeze their way in front of me. Yea… I didn’t make it onto that bus. Actually, there was a full busload of people heading to Hamilton and Mississauga who didn’t get on the bus. A staff member came onto the PA system and said that a second bus was on its way to get us to where we needed to be and it’d arrive in half an hour. 10 minutes later, the guy returns to the PA and tells us that the bus that’s been waiting at the terminal for the past half hour is actually an express bus to Hamilton and then Mississauga… -_-” I managed to be 4th in line of this line, and the people who were originally in front of me and behind me were again near me which made me feel better about the situation because we’d be guaranteed on this bus.
We made it to Hamilton by 7:45 which is pretty good. The bus driver got off the bus to talk to the desk people to make sure he didn’t have to pick anyone up before heading to Mississauga. There was a group of people waiting on the platform to go to Toronto though, so naturally, ours, wasn’t the right bus they should’ve been getting on. As we’re turning out of the terminal, the bus stalls in the middle of the intersection… we’re kind of coasting through 4 lanes of traffic lol. Luckily no one was behind us, so the driver started the bus and we were on our way again.
The driver got a phone call from the Hamilton station as we reached the other side of Burlington. He was told that those people waiting at the terminal were supposed to get on our bus and he had to turn around, come back and pick them up. Okay… fine. He got off the highway and we made our way back to Hamilton. Once we got into Hamilton, the driver got another call and was told that another bus pulled in that was heading to Toronto, picked them up and we didn’t have to come back anymore. What. The. Fuck. So back to Mississauga we went.
By the time I got to Mississauga, it was 9:15. I was so tired and my ass was beyond sore. I hadn’t eaten anything since 11:30 when I made lunch too so I came home and ate dinner super fast.
Ended up being a pretty good night though. Met up with Danusha for some bubble tea at 10:30 and then went over to his place to check out some badminton gear. He’s hooking me up with some strings this week and he gave me some over grips. Awesome.
Reading Week Overlook: - tomorrow: to St. Catherine’s so Kenneth can sign his lease forms for his new place for next year, Niagara Falls -> casino!, hang out sess with the gang later at night - Monday: chill at home =] - Tuesday: badminton - Wednesday: probably work on my assignment - Thursday: potluck with some friends, more badminton - Friday: return to London - Saturday: Niagara Falls -> casino! (again! hahaha!)
Oh yea, the brother and I opened our red pockets today. $305 just for being Chinese… oh money, it’s a lovely thing. This is good… going to the casinos twice in one week is good…
Things have been pretty good lately. On Friday, I participated in a Rock Band tournament with some friends. We got second place… I blame the scoring scheme and such lol but it was super fun! I spent about 4 hours total preparing our costume (cardboard moustaches with string, bow ties and our band poster). Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is available for download on Rock Band now and I was totally pumped for that. It was awesome!
Let’s see… other than that was much studying… Biology of Fungi midterm was on Monday, then Classical Mythology midterm this morning and Human Sexuality midterm tonight, and finally Health Issues in Aging midterm on Friday morning. wooo… Can you feel my enthusiasm? I studied a lot though… I stayed away from my computer yesterday and actually got work done.
On Friday night, I’ll be taking the Greyhound back home and then I shall play video games. That’s my plan. I’ll finish Kirby’s Epic Yarn, work on some FFXIII and then play lots of Halo: Reach too. You’ll see me on I’m sure. Oh yea… need some AAAs for my mouse so I can get some Plants vs. Zombies, Ragnarok and Wakfu in too…
When I get home, I’ll update you guys on what the final Chinese New Year money haul was. My mom says I got a lot so we’ll see. Maybe I’ll treat myself with something? hehehe
Had a good haul this weekend. I believe the total for Friday was $30 and Saturday was $75. Mother says she’d collect my red pockets for the rest of the new year so I shall update you on my total then. =]
Saturday morning was pretty chill. Woke up around 10:30 and left at 11:45 for St. Catherine’s to pick the brother up from Brock. I made sure to pay the $2 required for parking… the $50 last time for the parking ticket was a little steep =[ The way to Brock wasn’t so bad, but then the snow started halfway through my trip back. Visibility was pretty bad and I could only see about 20 feet in front of me. Made it back okay though. After that, we got ready for some family Chinese New Year photos and then headed over to my aunt’s house for family dinner. (Please disregard that this is Day 3 of celebrations… refer to this for details on that)
Only a couple of the cousins were there though and we had a good time just talking and stuff. I’d forgotten how much older than me they were… like… +5 and +11… though they’re not even the oldest of the cousins.. Apparently my cousin’s cousin does what I want to do, except the path she went about to get there is a little different from mine. We both started out with undergrad careers, then she went on to do forensics work and is now pursuing some sort of policing thing. I’m going to go with Police Foundations and then move onto the forensics aspect. Shouldn’t be too difficult since the college has specialized courses for exactly the field that I want. Carmen (my cousin) said that her cousin makes a ton… That really lifted my spirits.
Sunday wasn’t really special. Took the brother to the Greyhound stop and then I got a ride to London. After that, the house had chicken wings, nachos… AND BLUEBERRIES with the Super Bowl game.
Yeeeeee Green Bay! I’m a Cheese Head!
Also, unlike the US of A, we didn’t think the halftime show was THAT bad…
And here are some pics from the family dinner on Saturday:
I think they call this suckling pig? Basically a piglet. I didn’t realize it wasn’t a mature pig until on the way home =[
Red pockets on its ears and tail add some charm… no?
Christina Aguilera & Ricky Martin - Nobody Wants to be Lonely
A duet I sang with my friend, Joanne, in gr. 11 for a competition. We only wanted to sing it and not compete though, so they unfortunately didn’t take us seriously… it was awesome though. I was Ricky Martin… obvs.
It’s the Year of the Hare! The beginning of the new year is marked with a 15 day celebration!
Here are some traditions and myths surrounding the festival (that I was brought up with):
Traditions: - At the family reunion dinner, many different dishes must be present because they represent the goodness that we want to come to us. - Red pockets! Little red envelops with money in them are given to children (or basically anyone who’s not married yet… normally once you get married, it means it’s your turn to hand red pockets out too). I always save my favourite envelopes for the year… they always happen to be the Hello Kitty ones or the Disney ones or Winnie the Pooh… or they’re just colourful… likeeee
- a little bowl with a pair of mandarin oranges and a pair of red envelopes with a little bit of money is placed in each bed room of the house - 4-character sayings wishing people happy, prosperous and safe new years are displayed everywhere on red scroll paper. i.e. one over the entrance of a house symbolizing safe travels - An upside down “福” written in gold on a red background is taped to the door. It is pronounced fu and means fortune or luck
- The 15 day celebration is filled with traveling to the homes of family and friends, and eating lots of food (all of which have some kind of meaning… especially the snacks). It’s noted that the elders never travel and the younger generation always visits the homes of the older.
A candy box!
Traditions of the 15 day festival
Preceding Days - On the 3rd day before the new year (28th day of the 12th month) it is custom to clean your entire house, doing so sweeps away the bad luck from the previous year so that you can start fresh
Day 1 - wearing red brings good luck - no showering so that you don’t wash away the luck - abstain from eating meat - Lion’s Dance! - visit the homes of the most senior and eldest members of the family - businesses are closed
Day 2 - businesses open and prayers are said to… wait for it… bring good luck - wives visit their birth families… of course these are really old traditions
Day 3 - known as 赤口, this is the day of the “God of Blazing Wrath” and a bad day to visit or socialize with family and friends
Day 5 - we eat dumplings on this day for good luck! yum ^^
Day 9 - the Jade Emperor’s birthday
Day 13 - another vegetarian day… we’re supposed to cleanse our system from the copious amounts of food we’ve been eating for the two weeks prior - the God of War, Guan Yu’s, birthday
Day 15 - Lantern Festival!!! People walk the streets at night holding paper lanterns because they believe that the spirits of their ancestors return to “the other side” on this day after the celebrations. The lanterns are there so that the spirits don’t get lost. - we eat rice dumplings on this day… so yummy ^^
Myths: - It is said that in the first village, on the night of the eve of the new year, a monstrous dragon would attack and eat people. One year, the villages decided to fight back against this monster since they knew some of its fears. They waited until the new year because it lived inside of a cave just outside of the villagers and any one who ventured out there to try to slay it never returned. The monster only came out to feed. It was very afraid of the colour red, loud noises and flashing lights. So the day before the new year, the villagers painted the doors to their houses red and the men waited for the beasts to come into the village. Once the monster reached the middle of the village (because it was afraid to go into any of the houses), the men pounced. They lit firecrackers, banged pots and pans, waved torches at it and finally chased it into the ocean where it drowned. -> this explains why we have the lion’s dance each year, with the distinctive drums and cymbals music following it. (the lion = the dragon… I don’t understand the translation either..)
- The cycle of the 12 animals for the Chinese zodiac is: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. The legend says that the king of the heavens (The Jade Emperor) challenged all of the animals to a race and the first 12 to cross the finish line would represent the years. The rat was the sneakiest of the animals and told the cat the day before the race that it wasn’t happening for another week. The cat was very gullible and didn’t know that the mouse was tricking it, so it spent the day of the race napping in the shade. The ox is the hardest worker of all the animals because it helps man with farming and tilling the soil. I don’t know much about the rest of the legend regarding how the other animals crossed the river. Anyhow. The ox was at the front of the race the entire time and in the final stretch of the race, they had to cross a river. All of the animals had difficulty with this, but once again, the ox pulled through. Just as it was about to cross the finish line though, the rat revealed that it’d been hitching a ride behind the ox’s ear and stole the first place spot. The Jade Emporer was, of course, witness to all this but he said, “A race is a race. All of you tried to win with physical strength, but the rat’s cunning intelligence pulled through.” The elders say that these attributes were passed down and that explains why the cat is so lazy and why the rat is so sneaky.
Want to know which one you are? Find your corresponding birth year below.
Keep in mind that the Lunar year runs from approximately February to February.
Honestly, this blog could go on and on… especially about the different dishes we eat and what they represent; all of the 4-character sayings, their meanings and back stories; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do… you get my point. So if there’s anything specific, go ahead and ask me. Also, thanks for reading!
How is it that nearly every other university in Ontario gets a snow day today except us? In retaliation, I have decided to take my own personal snow day. Good thing I only had tutorial today and not lab for my biology of fungi course or else I’d be in real trouble.
Instead, I ended up watching some Myth Busters, more Discovery, some Food Network… played a lot of Plants vs. Zombies and also ate some pizza. I would say today turned out pretty well!
Things I need to catch up on:
- Modern Family - Parks and Recreation - DK Country Returns - should probably finish Kirby’s Epic Yarn… hmm - readings… yes… readings…
It took me a long time to decide on which meme to do this month, but this one should be really good. I’ve been looking at some of the days’ topics and I’m starting to come up with which songs I want on which day. I am going to try my hardest to make sure that no song will ever be posted twice.
Side note: I’m going to change the name of my blog & url soon since this blog isn’t solely about video games; I should make the name something much more appropriate. I’ll make sure to announce the name at least 24 hours before I change it so you can adjust bookmarks, etc. Or you know… you can find it on my facebook too.
One thing I recommend everyone do at least once at some point in their lives is to spend a day at the spa… Okay, maybe except the mani-pedi part. Yesterday was Charity Ball and for Christmas, Heather’s father gave his wife, Heather and I a spa package (to Fayez Spa)! We decided that it’d be best spent before the Ball so that we’d be all nice and stuff.
We were lead to the change rooms and when I went to try my robe on, I realized that mine went down to around knee level, with the slit in front at about mid-thigh… I started to freak out, and I look over at Heather and she’s got her robe pretty much around her ankles. I protested and luckily she traded robes with me. =b
First thing on the menu: 45 minute full body massage Heather and I were in the same room, and it had pretty candle-lit lighting, with weird “spa”-like music playing. Erica was my massage therapist’s name. She was cute; a short brunette with long, straight hair. First she asked if there were any areas of my body that I wanted her to pay particular attention to, and obvs, my lower back has been an issue for me since gr. 10, so I told her that. She then said it’d be a full body massage, and I thought, “just how full body is ‘full body’?”
Ellen DeGeneres said it best: “You’re laying, on a table, naked… being touched by a stranger; which is… very, very nice. You know that.”
She started with my back, alternating between lower and upper back, shoulders, left and right, etc. Some areas were super ticklish, which other areas appreciated the pressure. The entire time she was working on my lower back, I thought, “don’t fart. don’t fart. don’t fart.” and I didn’t! Success.
After the back, she worked on each leg, then we turned over onto our backs and she worked on the other side of my legs, my arms and shoulders and neck.
In conclusion: I really like ankle massages… =]
Second station: Foot soak, pedicure then manicure My toes are gross… but I guess it’s not too bad because I don’t have warts, or fungus, or toe jam. My nail technician’s name was Daliya and she wasn’t too pleased with having to take care of me. After she finished her work on my feet, they felt so soft! I have no more callouses on the bottoms of my feet, and they feel all smooth and stuff.
After that, we went to the manicure: nail biter’s worst nightmare. There was pretty much nothing for her to file. The entire time, she quietly worked away at each of my fingers. There was no talking and she seemed to be so concentrated. I looked over at Heather and she laughed and later told me that Daliya was kind of glaring at my hands and feverishly working away to make them look good enough.
Third station: Hair wash and style Here, I met Sally. She was super nice and seemed pretty cool. Here are some of the conversations we had:
Sally: What year high school are you in? Me: I’m in university… Sally: Oh… haha… that’s embarrassing for me. When do you finish? Me: April…
Sally: Is that Heather over there? She looks really young too! You guys must get that a lot. Me: Yea, haha Sally: What kind of water are they giving you guys at Western and where can I get some?
It was a fantastic trip and I wish it never ended.
Later that night was Charity Ball. Our house got ready and then ordered 3 cabs around 9 and made our way to Steven’s. w00t! All-you-can-drink Strip-and-go-Naked… haha Ryan, Rebecca and I were doing drink for drink, he ended up beating me by one, and Rebecca beating Ryan by one. I, literally, don’t think I could’ve fit any more liquid in me even if I wanted. Ryan held my hand as we left Steve’s house… good thing too because the sidewalk was super slippery and I’m sure I would’ve ended up on my ass if he wasn’t there to help me.
Once there, Heather wasn’t feeling too great since she had 3 glasses of strip. After a while though, the two of us started sobering up. We spent more time sitting, running around the place trying to find people and drinking water than dancing. Actually, I don’t think I danced at all. Did see plenty of old friends though, so that was super nice.
Met up with Gucio; he wanted to go to Lavish, so we convinced Evan and Christina to come along. No cover, got there around 2, paid $2 for coat check and then hit the dance floor. So much yell-singing =] Some dude tried to hit on me… I just turned my head, “no” and he moved on. I need to go back on a night where I’m not in stilettos and a dress. We left around 2:30 and stood outside for like half an hour before we started walking back towards York St. where it’d be easier to catch a cab.
Finally flagged one and had to leave Gucio and his friend, Megan, since they were going the other way. The 4 of us cabbed home and made it to bed around 3:15.
Day 29 - A game I didn’t think I’d like, but ended up Loving
Who knew, right? By the time Halo 3 was released in 2007, I thought that Bungie was just trying really hard to milk the series, but I found Halo: Reach to be surprisingly refreshing. I never really paid much attention to the campaign for this series, but the multiplayer for this game has been really fun. This is the first game where I’ve actually worked hard to get my ranking.
Ryan, hyoung and Mark play all the time, and I used to join them from time to time. Soon enough, I got really tired of bringing the team down so I decided to practice, and I started playing hours at a time. I can say that I’m pretty decent now, almost good!
Day 30 - Favourite Game of All Time
This is the first game I ever completed. *sigh… I have so much love for this game… =] Probably the reason why I’m such a JRPG fan girl to this day.
…and that concludes 30 Days of Gaming! Thanks a lot if you’ve been reading this and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did writing it. It was really nostalgic at some points along the way. Stay tuned tomorrow for the announcement of February’s topic!
There’s no better way to start your busiest day of the week with a sad text and homophobic slander on the bus ride to school.[/sarcasm]
Other than that, my day’s been okay… then again, I’ve only been on campus for 3 of the 12 hours for my typical Wednesday. In an effort to improve my mood, I’ve been holding the door open for people before walking away and saying thank you in a clearer voice, rather than my usual, sincere, though mumbly tone.
Bumped into Andree after my first class and we talked for about 30 seconds before she ran off to write her MicroBio&Imm 2500 midterm. I remember taking that last year… I actually enjoyed that course, though I wish I went to more of those classes… After that, I went to the Book Store to buy a ruler because you know, I only had a ruler that measured inches and not centimeters.
After that, went to my Classical Mythology class, which is always a joy, and now I’m sitting in the lobby of HSB blogging and wasting time until my 3 hour Biology of Fungi lab… and then another hour and a half wait before my 7-10 Human Sexuality course with Heather.
A couple of updates on me:
- The exercise and weight loss plan is coming along… slowly but surely. I play badminton twice a week now with low brass, possibly Tuesday mornings with Mark and then I work out with Heather on Thursday afternoons… The flexor muscles on my right forearm are developing nicely and hopefully they’ll return to the solidness that they were in high school. hehehe - I’m falling behind in readings already T_T
Nicole, Christine, Heather and I are going to see Burlesque tomorrow night at Western Film and I’m pretty stoked about that. w00t! Christina Aguilera =] and then Saturday is Charity Ball and Monday is 2 years with Heather ^^
I remember playing this game a lot during my 3rd year; spending many nights in hyoung’s room because she was able to sleep through anything. The game featured the voice actors from DC Animated Universe, namely Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin as Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn respectively. The supporting cast also did an amazing job. Each cutscene or in-game sequence made me sit extra still so that I wouldn’t rustle anything in case I missed some piece of information or something that The Riddler was hinting at. Their voice acting made me feel like I was watching a movie and I wanted to play through each sequence as fast as I could just to get more of the story. Unfortunately, I never finished the game, so that’s also on my to-do list… *sigh
Heather’s grant application to the USC finance committee for returning money to the people who got things stolen from the band room was turned down yesterday. It was turned down because the committee didn’t want to make a precedence for other groups who might have these kinds of issues to bring forth too. It was so angering that this committee that’s supposed to be there for the students wouldn’t take a stand for us. Like if you didn’t want to make a decision to support students and didn’t want to be the ones to take the first step, then who will? Why does your committee even exist?
In the end, they said that they couldn’t help us as a group, but if we wanted to, we could apply for the grant as individuals and they’d look at our case again..
You play 1 of 9 people kidnapped and trapped on a ship and must escape within 9 hours or else the ship sinks and you all die. This is basically a text-based game… very “I want to play a game…”-esque. It’s gotten GREAT reviews and I can’t find a file that will download to my TTDS, so it might actually be the first DS game I purchase.