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Nerds Finally Get Some

The Nintendo Wii has been selling like hotcakes for a long time now. The reason is simple. You can smack your friends in the head with a controller, because it’s that intense. They even make special adapters so you can feel like you’re doing real life things.

Looks so much more fun with these bad boys, huh? Well, the Japanese have taken things a step too far as usually and created quite an unusual adapter with a game to go along with it. I present to you, Super Pii Pii Brothers! I can think of a lot of other games to play with this adapter, but I’m sure the Japanese have thought of them before too.

Why I Love the Japanese

Japan is known for its outrageous television, from game shows, to practical joke shows, to just ridiculous, nonsensical shows. They all make us laugh.

It’s awesome see contestant after contestant run full speed into an obstacle course even though slowing down would work much better. One after another they dash in with reckless abandon, despite being rather dangerous. On top of that, no one is free from the wild times, from women and children to old people, probably with heart conditions. No one seems to get angry though. It’s a way of life there, a better life.

All those links are safe for work, except this one that is partially NSFW. I wonder if the girls get to keep the money. That wouldn’t be a bad days work if they were quarters, even better if they were silver dollars. Sign me up to be the coin collector!

Dining Adventures

Michelle and I have decided we want to do more things together, one of them being trying new restaurants. We don’t want to just try new restaurants, but we want to try new restaurants with foods we may not have tried before. This weekend the arrow landed on Gaja Moc. They are famous for their Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake made from anything and everything. It’s a nice departure from the standard sushi and udon. You also have the choice to cook in front of you if you’d like.

Spam and Cheese Okonomiyaki. We decided to cook this one ourselves.

Michelle, cooking up the goods.

Not looking so great. Spam probably should have gone in the mix by the time.

Spicy Cod Roe, Mochi & Cheese. What it’s supposed to look like.

Okonomiyaki is nothing special, just a mix mash of ingredients fried up together, and the multiple combinations muddle the individual tastes. Although the chef’s presentation was much nicer, the taste was little different. I’m not a fan of Okonomiyaki, and I will not be trying it again for some time. I wouldn’t mind going back to try some other things. Their menu had some interesting items, definitely worth a second look.