Journal #241 – Kick back Saturday

Today is the 15th of the 10th month on the Chinese calendar. I chose to go to a Chinese temple nearby with my parents to offer some prayers and after that, we went to have vegetarian food at the nearby coffee shop.

Every religion has their specific days to do certain things. For us taoist, it’s the same. On the 1st and 15th of the Chinese calendar, the devout will go to the temple to offer their incenses and donations. After which, they will proceed to eat vegetarian and local vegetarian food tend to include quite a lot of mock-meat.

After that, my parents and I spent sometime watching a local Chinese TV production call Happy Can Already on my Apple TV through the Toggle app. It is actually one of the only shows in Singapore that feature Chinese dialects primarily.

Now that’s what I call spending time with family.

After that, I went to download an app call Sky Force: Reloaded on Apple TV and spent some time playing it. Drudgery is involve too. Patience is required. It’s a vertically scrolling shoot ’em up game that more closely resemble a roguelike due to its persistence of the plane upgrades. It reminds me of Everspace, which I throughly enjoy playing too.

You know, in the past, I never had the patience to play such game. If I keep dying in a game like more than three or four times, I just give up. Now, I suppose I have outgrown the traditional FPS games for their instant gratifications and moved on to something else. Or maybe it was companies like EA, Activision Blizzard, and Ubisoft that ruined games for me- excessive micro transactions, franchises milked dry, lack of innovation, and overpriced. And I find fault with their lack of investment in the lore of the game. The games these company make doesn’t scream investment or quality anymore unlike the old Westwood-made RTS like Command and Conquer…

Oops…sorry, I digressed. Ranting about video game should be a blog entry on its own.

After playing that game for a while, good thing that it also sync to my iPhone via Game Center, I went to watch Tokyo Ghoul on Netflix. If I remember correctly, I’m already on Season 2.

After that, I went out with my family to eat dinner at Hot Tomato. I had fish and chips while my parents and sister had salmon mango salsa. Then we went shopping at NTUC to get grocery. It was one just half an hour ago that we reached home and I got down to write this journal.

On the way home, I found myself enjoying Hollwood Undead’s album called Five 1 with the Apple AirPods. The bass and mid-range is just good and the music doesn’t sound cramp together.

So indeed, tonight is a kick back Saturday.