Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introduction: Fragile Dreams Farewell Ruins of the Moon

I can't say I have ever played a game like Fragile Dreams.  It's not that the game is so spectacular that there is nothing like it.  It's how you feel after playing the game.  Judging by this image I provided, you would think it's all cute and nice.  However, the game's theme is about loneliness, solitude and grim topics. After playing this game, you will feel like writing poetry and want to cry yourself to sleep.  Nah, but it is quite sad and depressing!  I know this probably does not paint the game in a good light, however, it is fun! 

Seto, the main character believes to be only human left on earth.  If you have seen Will Smith's "I am Legend" it has that feel to it, minus the vampire-zombie humans.  As the game starts, you are given zero information.  All that is known, is that the world is in darkness and you are alone.  The rest is a total mystery.

The mystery kept me playing the game.  I was totally hooked on it!  Even if the game made me a bit sad, I still played.  I enjoyed this twist on the game, it was refreshing and new to me!

Game play? It's pretty simple.  There's a little bit of twirling with the wiimote to kill enemies, but for the most part...the game is really about the story.  Not too much fighting!

I totally recommend this game if you want to play a wii game that has a story, depth and if you don't mind getting a wee bit sad. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day Comes Early

My family enjoys gardening.  We grow many vegetables and fruits and also plant many beautiful flowers.  It's no wonder that when I saw this I knew I had to create something similar.  Originally, I thought my sister would enjoy the project, but instead my sister and I both decided to create it for my mom.  
 I think it's a cute idea for those interested in gardening but do not have the space (as the great Martha magazine advices).  It's cute but it is rather expensive!  This project cost about $50 dollars (not including soil).  It's pricey due to the herbs and the pots.  If you're frugal you can find cheap pots in yard sales and you can also grow your herbs from seeds to save money. I would estimate about $20 dollars for the project, if you decide to be frugal.  We decided to take the "Home Depot" Route and thus we spent this much! 

What I love most about this project is that it looks like we bought it already like this! I'm certain neighbors and friends will be curious as to where we bought the pot.  I love that all the yummy herbs that we need on a regular basis, are in one exact location.  Typically, the herbs are spread out so it takes some actual exploring and digging to get what you desire.  Now everything is at our fingertips, literally!  

For my mom's project, we bought parsley, 2 different types of lavender, tarragon, thyme, mint, 2 different types of basil (I love the smell of basil) and oregano, and cilantro. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring is alive and well

I am madly in love with Spring and the beautiful colorful flowers.  This is my favorite seasons, it's the only season that truly shines in my eyes.  At the time when everything is alive, blooming and rebirth is in the air.  

I wanted to share these photos of my beautiful blooming bush.  For most of the year, it's this ugly big green bush that sits outside, but for about a week once a year, it transforms into the most beautiful flowery bundle.  

I just wish it would stay this way, always!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I think I'm turning Japanese

Last weekend I hopped on the Metro and to my surprise and great amusement, I found Waldo!
It's the littlest things that often make me giggle.  Finding Waldo, has been a life long dream, now I can tuck that baby to bed, and move on to the next item on my list.  Thank you Waldo, for making my dream come true!

I had no intentions of finding Waldo, instead I went to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms and the Japanese Festival.  I've seen the beautiful blossoms before but never attended the Japanese festival.  I enjoyed going but, there were waaaay too many peeps around.  Lots of cool Asian things! By cool, I mean totally drop-dead cute! 
Haha, there were some Cosplayers out-and-about!  Above is sailor moon, and I'm assuming the human form of Luna?  I kept trying to take good pics, but people got in the way!  Couldn't they tell I taking a creepy photo of a girl pretending to be Sailor Moon?  Geez!
 Above is me and my home slice, President Teddy Roosevelt.  We're just chillin' and lookin' into the distance.

After eating some yummy food at the festival, we walked over to the cherry blossoms and to our dismay, they were all GREEEEEEN!  Lexy SMASH! The beautiful blossoms were no where to be seen! This was a disappointment, but at least I got to see Waldo and Sailor Moon all in one day trip.  Oh, sorry Teddy Roosevelt, you also were a delight to my trip! 

The Cherry Blossom Failure
One thing everyone forgets to mention about this's impossible to get a good photo with the trees. EVERYONE is literally in your face and getting some solo time with one tree is impossible. As you can see below, it's impossible.  The funny thing is, the blossoms are gone and it's still impossible.

Tidal Basin (typically this would be pretty and pink)

Get out of my frame! I'm takin' a picture! .

 The best it's going to get.  Thank you sir, for standing directly behind me.

Overall, the Cherry Blossom Festival was a huge failure but at least I'm lucky enough to have seen a sneak preview the week prior, when I went to a Caps game :D

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Happiness

I recently celebrated a birthday! I'm now a 23-year-old! Wooohoo! I am not going to lie, it's hard to believe I'm 23, I swear I still feel the same as I did when I turned 18 years old.  It's as they say, you are only as old as you feel.  There is so much emphasis on age, it's pretty ridiculous.  Who cares if you're 18, 25, or 35?  Just because you are one year older, doesn't delegate how you should behave, and how people view you.  Life is short, we need to enjoy it while we can! Instead of wasting energy fretting about our age, our weight, our wrinkles and our grey hairs, we need to live each day without regrets.  Each day should make us proud and happy.  

My friend and I both share the same birthday, isn't that funny?

Thank you everyone for a wonderful birthday!  May your next birthday be full of happiness and love.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Outfit of the Day

I found this beautiful skirt at Kohls this week and had to have it!  I love the flirty frills and the cute print.  It's a good fit, and it also a great length.  It's not too short and not too long. 

 Skirt & belt - Kohls
Boots - Wetseal
T-shirt - Forever21
Accessories -  Kohls

In case you can't tell, my makeup is inspired by my skirt.  It makes me very happy to wear all these beautiful colors, especially after such a harsh winter! 
Spring, I am so happy you have arrived!