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Day 06 – 30 interesting facts about yourself

alright here goes. Hopefully I can come up with 30.

30) I was born in Hong Kong
29) I came to Canada when I was 4
28) I have been to Kazakhstan
27) I tried fermented horse milk (it is gross, an interesting thing to try, but ew)
26) I have eaten horse meat
25) I have tried a chocolate covered cricket
24) I have tried a chocolate covered meal worm
23) I have tried a deep fried scorpion
22) I have tried a deep fried pupa
21) I have tried a deep fried grasshopper
20) I have been to China and Hong Kong
19) I worked at a fish plant in PEI
18) I enjoy cooking…even though I’m not that great at it
17) I played piano, but i haven’t played in 10 years
16) I do not have an attention span that allows me to play video games for long periods of time
15) I love to travel, but I tend to get airsick really really easily
14) I traveled to England
13) I traveled to Malaysia and Singapore
12) I want to try a raw, freshly chopped octopus
11) I am applying to go teach English in Korea
10) I have tried donkey meat (it was really good :D)
9) I tried Kvass while in Kazakhstan (its a drink made by fermenting bread….I really enjoyed it)
8) I laugh loud enough that most people can hear me across a large room, or in another room altogether
7) I still enjoy reading comic books (my favourite superheroes being Superman, Green Lantern, and the Flash)
6) I want to get into ministry (still don’t know in what capacity, but we shall see)
5) Apparently I like to not like music everyone else likes but instead I look for artists that aren’t that well known and then get everyone else hooked on them (D.Choi πŸ˜€ )
4) I worked at a restaurant in England where the owners tried to get me drunk because after work the beer would be free for the employees (I gained so much weight that summer πŸ˜› )
3) I was a security guard at one point
2) I often have dreams where I get superpowers or am a superhero…but I always wake up before the vanquishing of the evil foe is complete
1) I also make youtube videos (although that has been put on a hiatus while this 30 day blog challenge is going on). And they really aren’t that good.

Wow, just realized that much of my 30 facts involve food. oh well, I enjoy food, eating it and making it πŸ™‚

Hansen

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My top 5 video game theme songs.

I love soundtracks. If anything I LOVE video game theme songs, the reason for this is most likely because it is very rare that i hear really bad themes. I hear forgettable ones, but nothing really horrible. Now this list is definately not definitive, in fact most likely I’ll probably end up making another one (like a just missed the cut list or something) but here are my top 5 (loose) video game theme songs.

5) The Final Fantasy Prelude

This I think, is the definitive final fantasy music for me. Everytime I hear it, I know I am playing final fantasy. I love how relaxing it is, Β how dreamlike (fantasy like….) it is. With this prelude, Square-enix is announcing to those that are playing “You are about to be sucked into a massive magical world, where you are the hero trying to save the entire planet from a maniacal madman. So level up and save it.”

4) Mega Man II theme

I admit, I have never actually beaten a mega man game. Yet I grew up on them, I was never any good at them. But I did love the theme. Everytime I heard it, for some reason I would forget why I hated the game…and then I played it, and then I remembered. haha. The music, in all it’s 8bit glory, was designed to get the adrenaline pumping, and that it did. πŸ™‚

3) Double Dragon

Everytime I hear this theme I know I am in for some serious electronic, programmed fun. I mean, the song just screams “I am full of action, and awesome!” One of the best songs, for one of the best games (though not one of my favourites) ever. Love it.

2) Tetris

bet you didn’t see this one coming. I’m not sure what you can say about this theme. All I know is, everytime I hear it, I start picturing tetris blocks falling and begin to imagine the full lines disappearing. And for the most part I think that is what makes a truly unforgettable video game theme, something that can conjure up images from a game that hasn’t been played in years. Classic. So Classic.

1) Legend of Zelda

I had a hard time choosing what would be number 1. It was pretty difficult to choose between super mario, or the legend of zelda. In the end this won out simply because it’s so much more epic. It’s like a theme that would be played before an epic movie (like Braveheart). It just conjures up a sense of adventure, danger, drama, and excitement. PS: Check out Rabbitjoints version, it’s pretty awesome too.

There you have it, my list of top 5 favourite video game themes. Again, it’s not my definitive list, because Out of the ones that weren’t on here, they could honestly be changed with any of them (The Street Fighter II world warrior theme for instance) so I may do another list….”the remix” or something.

What are your favourite theme songs?

Hansen