When it comes to options for decorating my new Nintendo DS Lite, my head spins. Literally. There’s the deco option — deco is the Japanese word for decorating things with a glue gun. There’s also stickers, skins, charms and you can even swap the original stylus for something that’s cuter. Currently, I’m considering the deco option but of course, that involves a glue gun: More »
Nintendo DS owners, Cooking Mama lovers like myself, brace yourself. It’s been officially announced that Cooking Mama will return sometime this fall as Crafting Mama. She’ll have over 40 craft projects, along with a scrapbook in which you can save pictures of your creations. You can even team up with a friend via local multiplayer, if the crafting gets too lonesome. Some craft projects include sewing Mama’s apron and decorating her house. More »
I accepted my invite to the Hello Kitty Party for Nintendo DS by buckling down and getting myself my own copy to play. Hello Kitty is to cake as Jinra is to fat kid. After playing the game in its entirety, I’ve concluded that while it’s unbelievably cute and all kinds of adorbz, I’m probably too old to be partying with Hello Kitty. More »
Not only is there a Hello Kitty Party Magazine, there now exists a Hello Kitty Party game for Nintendo DS. I’ve recently myself become a Nintendo DS owner and it is with great confidence that I say that Nintendo DS, by itself, is already a party. I can’t imagine what playing Hello Kitty Party on DS would be like. More »
I don’t care what video game haters and protesters say - video games are educational. They can teach you better hand-eye coordination, decision making, leadership skills, and, perhaps most importantly of all - dating secrets.
Why else would Harvest Moon be around for so long? Do you really think that it’s the exciting premise of waking up every morning to do chores, raise and water crops, and pull weeds from your farm? Of course not! It’s the dating and courting aspect that makes the game so appealing. Every Harvest Moon game is about two things: farming, and getting married. But you don’t just pick a girl you like and marry her. You have to win her heart, increase her affection towards you, and only then can you try to push your relationship beyond “just friends” to “just married.”
I think some men need to play Harvest Moon, to learn a thing or two. Here are 7 lessons that Harvest Moon teaches you about dating and winning a woman over (and please note that while these are addressed at men, and are about women, most of them can be applied to either sex). More »
I’m not going to lie. After seeing the overly-cutesy visuals of this game, I figured this game wasn’t for me. A grown man of all things playing a game like this! After swallowing my pride and giving the game a chance though, I discovered a fun and addicting tower defense game that’s hard to put down. More »
When it comes to wasting time and procrastination, I think I’m a master at it. Well, maybe not, but I do have my ways of passing time in the most random ways ever. Here are some of my favourite ways to pass time and to avoid doing stuff I should be doing. These activities are so time consuming in ways that they even cut into my queued up list of fun stuff to do. (Ie: reading a book that’s been around for years.) More »
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, geeky is the new romantic. Remember all those lovey-dovey stories of guys proposing to their girls via games? Well now they’ve made an easy solution so that you can get the geeky proposal of your dreams.
The application is a homebrew DS game called The Search Master. It’s a mini game where you can customize the proposal in the end and after the bride completes the short tile matching game, the proposal will appear and BAM happy ending.
I’m a bit annoyed they’ve made something instead of having the guy put in the effort but still a neat idea.
For my last 2008 “Fab Faves” entry, I’m going to end with a list of my reflections this year. Despite my health going kaput this year, I’m amazed by how much had happened in a single year! I hope you all had a great year! I’m looking forward to 2009 and hope it will be better than 2008!
Girl Gamer: Expanded my game selections for the DS. In fact, the DS is the only system I played on all year long! I even played games I never would have thought to play! (ie: Princess Debut)
Proud Nerd: Discovered that I graduated cum laude with a 3.85 gpa from my uni, to which my mother heard me say it as “cula” and “goon goh goo ma” (sweet potato in Korean). More »
My “fab faves” image has a Nintendo DS with bunnies on the screen. My fascination for bunnies stems from the fact that I own a grey-coloured, female bunny named Grumpy. She’s my baby, and she might as well be a dog considering the way she likes to beg and wants to be petted like one. The only characteristic she lacks is that she doesn’t know her name so calling her to come is pointless. But fear not, she’s cute and makes up for it by being the cutest thing when begging for more of her favourite treats. Here’s a video to prove so; a video captured by my digital camera, and a video that’s been edited on Windows Movie Maker. More »
I’m a big gamer. Well maybe not that big but I do love games. It’s pretty common now-a -days to see girls rockin’ the DS or jamming to Guitar Hero without question. And who can blame them? Games are fun to play and great for passing time on the train, waiting room or in general.
I started playing when I was a wee toddler and have been since. So here’s my list of games that I’ve loved over the years till this day. Btw none of them are actually for girls but they’re just as fun! More »
I have this semi-secret love for bags, especially messenger style bags. I hate purses because the strap never stays on my shoulder, so I constantly have to hold on to it, which is not exactly fun. However, for the longest time I only had two bags I really used to go out with. Well, more than two if you count backpacks. However, now a third came into place, and it will prove to be useful. More »
Yes I joined the Nintendo DS cult but it’s for a good reason. Nintendo has taken games to a higher level by providing self help games that teach players better living. How can you even second guess me?
I’m a horrible cook so when Nintendo released Cooking Guide this past Wednesday, I was excited. I’ve food poisoned people in the past so you can only imagine how Iron Chef I am. The game is meant to teach you various recipes through a personal trainer. The game was official introduced at the 5th Annual Women’s Conference in Southern California.
They also had some Wii Fit going on which only goes to show how Nintendo would have made the perfect boyfriend if he where a human.
I did a mini preview for Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation back in August and now that it’s been release, I finally got around to playing it.
Pros: I’ve always loved sim games so naturally I’ve been hooked. I really got into it and have been frantically finding time between work hours to play. Although the game is simple, I find promoting my store and design clothes quite fun; maybe I should switch professions. The game leaves a lot of room for customization; not only can you design your clothes and store but you can also dress your character and your employees. Sometimes I find myself changing my employees’ clothes 10 times in 15 minutes – it’s the girl in me.
Cons: The game gets quite redundant after awhile: obtain words, design, sell and advertise. Btw in order to make clothes, you have to talk to people on the streets who will give you certain words to inspire you. And here I’m thinking “why don’t I just buy a dictionary“? But of course you can’t. While there isn’t much to do, you are given a set of goals but sometimes they can take awhile to complete.
Verdict: The game is addicting like all sim games. There isn’t much to do but the customization is what gives the game flare. After a few more hours of playing, I’ll find myself getting bored and move on. While I do recommend the game, be wary that it’s just like The Sims. More »
Who needs the hassle of a real boyfriend when you can have a virtual one? In Japan, girls are going crazy over a new website that combines social networking and an online game where you have to try to hook up with one of four boys (maybe you can do more than one).
The website is called WebKare (online boyfriend in Japanese) and after two weeks of launching, it has accumulated 10,000 members and over 3.5 million page views. Just goes to show how boy crazy Japan is or just how lonely everyone is. The game requires you to interact with these virtual hotties through short cartoon sequences that don’t leave much room for actual interaction. Boo! But all the events in the storyline are saved digitally in an album on the site. Note that there are a few a games like this for the Nintendo DS; however, like WebKare they are only in Japanese.
Also with your WebKare profile, you can “life stream” (aka Twitter) in addition to interact with other players and their bfs which helps you advance in the game.
While I love the idea of a boyfriend who doesn’t give me a headache, realistically it can’t replace the void I feel when I’m not cuddling something adorable and warm. Although I can always get a dog if I get sick of my bg. JK!
Source: Washington Post
I’ll be the first person to admit that “girly” is not a word to describe me. I don’t like make-up, shopping, and the colour pink. I stay away from those products that makes me look like a clown, I shop like a man who hates shopping, and I like the colours blue, black, and white. However, I was into the typical “girly” stuff when I was younger. Even now, no matter how hard I try to deny most of the girly stuff in the world, there are a few things that bring out the “Curious George” in me.
Lately, a bunch of Nintendo DS games have piqued my curiosity. I’ve tried such games like Imagine: Figure Skater and was met with disappointment and a regret for even bothering to try them. However, I think through all the pains I went through trying these games geared for the younger female audience, I finally found a winner with Princess Debut. More »
I use to never carry a purse. I was such a tom-boy then again who wasn’t at age 12. Now is a completely different story. I have all sorts of purses that I pack with all my stuff. I absolutely love my purse and never-ever go anywhere without it even if it’s a short trip. Every girl carrise something different so here’s what’s in mine from left to right. This is usually what I carry on a daily basis but sometimes there’s more. I definitely need a bigger purse! More »