Archive for November 2017

Thanksgiving in New York 2017   Leave a comment

This year, we’re in Chinatown again eating at Hop Kee and Taiyaki NYC for desserts.

The next day, we went to Jollibee in Queens, then to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum near Central Park. We walked around part of the lake at Central Park.

Went back to our hotel then ate at Carmine’s for dinner. My sister and I watched the Book of Mormon. Parents watched Anastasia. We met at Junior’s afterwards for desserts.

See the photos I took below:

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I’m done.

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DORBZ – Assassin’s Creed Unboxing   Leave a comment

I got these heavily discounted Assassin’s Creed DORBZ figures. Usually you’d find one or two discounted figures from the same set. This is the first time I got the entire set in the discount aisle.

DORBZ
080 – Altair (Assassin’s Creed)
081 – Arno Dorian (Assassin’s Creed: Unity)
082 – Élise de la Serre (Assassin’s Creed: Unity)
083 – Ezio (Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed Revelations)
084 – Edward (Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag)
085 – Jacob (Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate)

It’s a bit of a let down that they didn’t have Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor) from Assassin’s Creed 3. They have Elise from Unity, who isn’t even a playable character. That is a weird choice for this set. They could have used Evie Frye, Jacob’s twin sister, from Syndicate.

Accidental ASMR Unboxing

I’m done.

Romanticizing ‘Moving Out of Town’   Leave a comment

Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world
She took the midnight train going anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train going anywhere
~ Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Just about anyone I know has either moved out of their town or state for a better life or planning/dreaming of moving out of town. Heck, my family and I left the Philippines for the US in the 90s. My mom was offered a job and it was our ticket way out of our previous predicament. She lucked out with her choices, worked hard to provide for us siblings. We benefited a lot and will forever be thankful for it. Since I came here at a young age, this is now my hometown.

I have friends who left and friends who plan or dream of leaving. They don’t like their hometown. Not sure if it’s the town/state they are distancing from. Maybe it’s a family thing. Maybe it’s both. They want to leave town because it’s bad, no opportunities, and to be away from bad blood (family, friends, etc.). It has never dawned on me wanting to leave my hometown. I don’t hate it. I have every opportunity available to me. It’s not Minnesota or upstate New York cold. It’s no Southern hot, either. The Goldilocks zone. I sometimes think of living in another state up north or the West Coast. They’re more musings than some prime desire to leave. It tends to be some sort of rite of passage in American culture, to spread your wings and fly. It’s an adventurous and exciting premise completely devoid of responsibilities we face on a daily basis.

For others, they have every reason to leave their hometown.

For me, for now, for the foreseeable future, I’m good.

I’m done.

 

Posted November 11, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Musings, Uncategorized

Wading Through   Leave a comment

Social media is at its peak every day and it just keeps growing. It can be overwhelming. I don’t think our brain was built to handle all this constant stimuli.

Give yourself a break from time to time.

Learn to filter the noise.

Most importantly,

Rest.

I’m done.

Posted November 11, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Musings

Brick Montage (2011-2016)   Leave a comment

Here are all the LEGO Architecture, Nanoblock, McFarlane Construction, and one Kubros buildable figure I’ve built from 2011 to 2016.

  • 17 LEGO Architecture sets
  • 16 Nanoblock sets
  • 3 McFarlane Construction sets (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones)
  • 1 Kubros buildable figure (Ezio)

  • 2011:
    • 21006 – LEGO Architecture – The White House
  • 2013:
    • 21003 – LEGO Architecture – Seattle Space Needle
    • 21008 – LEGO Architecture – Burj Khalifa
  • 2014:
    • NBC_017 – Nanoblock – Grand Piano
    • NBH_004 – Nanoblock – Eiffel Tower
    • NBH_033 – Nanoblock – Great Pyramid of Giza
    • 21018 – LEGO Architecture – United Nations Headquarters
    • 21015 – LEGO Architecture – Leaning Tower of Piza
    • 21019 – LEGO Architecture – The Eiffel Tower
    • NBCC_001 – Nanoblock – Hello Kitty
    • NBA_004 – Nanoblock – Chrysler Building (USA Exclusive)
    • NBC_099 – Nanoblock – Santa Claus and X’mas Tree
    • NBC_100 – Nanoblock – Snowman and X’mas Tree
    • NBC_014 – Nanoblock – Reindeer
    • NBH_077 – Nanoblock – X’mas Tree Set
  • 2015:
    • NBH_010 – Nanoblock – Neuschwanstein Castle
    • ML_027 – Nanoblock (mamelog) – ❤Love❤
    • ML_030 – Nanoblock (mamelog) – Thank You
    • 21000 – LEGO Architecture – Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
    • 21001 – LEGO Architecture – John Hancock Center
    • 21002 – LEGO Architecture – Empire State Building
    • 21016 – LEGO Architecture – Sungnyemun
    • NBH_009 – Nanoblock – Moai Statues of Easter Island
    • 21023 – LEGO Architecture – Flatiron Building
    • 21020 – LEGO Architecture – Trevi Fountain
    • 21022 – LEGO Architecture – Lincoln Memorial
    • 21024 – LEGO Architecture – Louvre
    • NBH_008 – Nanoblock – Taj Mahal
    • NBH_011 – Nanoblock – Kinkaku-ji
    • 14526 – The Walking Dead Construction Sets – The Governor’s Room
  • 2016:
    • NBPM-001 – Nanoblock – Pokémon (Pikachu)
    • 21026 – LEGO Architecture – Venice
    • 14649 – The Walking Dead Construction Sets – Wolves Not Far
    • 21027 – LEGO Architecture – Berlin
    • 21011 – LEGO Architecture – Brandenburg Gate
    • 19391 – Game of Thrones Construction Set – Iron Throne Room
    • 18 | Kubros – Ezio

I’m done.