Arcade Block arrived on Monday and like I mentioned in the Horror Block unboxing, I was excited! Their sneak peek thing really gets me anticipating what to expect next. Not in much of a rambling mood today (rare, I know). Let’s check it out! 🙂
Arcade Block [November 2015]
K’Nex Angry Birds-Mini Figure
I haven’t quite figured out what to do with these. I just put together the blue bird and propped up the poultry leg. Are you a fan of Angry Birds? I used to play it on and off but its incredibly frustrating at times. Now, I just play much easier games on Facebook like Criminal Case and the extremely adorable Farm Heroes Saga. Or I go back to a classic like Bejeweled that I love. Still, Angry Birds are rather adorable.
Exclusive: The Master Cork: A Drink to the Past
It took me a little while to actually get what this was. So its a cork, like literally. I just put it next to the other gear on my office desk. Haha! I guess its more suitable for a kitchen accessory 😉
Exclusive: Mansion Keys
Our own key to unlock the door to a spooky mansion exit! Now, I’m ready to get thrown into a video game adventure 😉 Bring it on! If I had a choice, please send me to spooky mansion in the Mario verse. I’d love to meet Boo 😉
Uncharted Vinyl Figure: Nathan Drake
This is what I’ve been dying to see for this box and they gave me exactly what I wanted! I LOVE UNCHARTED! And its a coincidence that for Black Friday we just acquired PS4 for a rather good deal and it included the Uncharted games and we had started replaying it also. Well, my husband was because I was busy putting up the Christmas tree and writing. Still, the memories come swarming in. Nathan Drake has THE worst luck. Everything he touches falls apart when he runs on it or hangs onto it. Haha! Its really awesome!
Halo 5 2016 Calendar
I know nothing about Halo, other than its existence. But I have been thinking about 2016 and having a calender. The husband seems to like this one a lot 😉
Exclusive T-Shirt: Yoshi “Ugly Sweater”
Just in time for a lovely Christmas season that’s around. We don’t have the tradition of wearing ugly sweaters but I can wear an imitation cutesy T-shirt. It has Yoshi! This shirt is WAY too big for me (since its for my husband) BUT, I claimed it right away, even if its just for trudging around the house with an overly baggy shirt 😉 He’s getting all the nice T-shirts. I want in on some of the awesome also!
Arcade Block is never a disappointment. They always have gear that just blows you away and for me, amid the funky Angry Birds and mansion keys (which makes for some nice decoration), the T-shirt and Uncharted vinyl figure really won this one over for me! Man, its so awesome! Even that calendar is just absolutely wonderful!
I’m pretty excited about next month’s box too! Street Fighter V (or maybe its 5) and The Last of Us and also Space Invaders! Looks like its going to be more fun times! 🙂
So…there was a little mix-up in my understanding of how 1UP box worked and somehow now I have another 3 months of this subscription. Regardless, the last box for 1UP box was really good so I’m hoping that it’ll keep going on like. Who knows? Maybe I’ll choose 1UP box for another 3 months. If not, at least now I figured out how to cancel when I want to. But, we’re not here to talk about that. Its another 3 month adventure for us. These unboxing posts are possibly one of my fave ones to post up nowadays: simple and fun. I like that a lot especially when I’m tied up with time.
This month’s theme for 1UP box is SIDEKICKS!
Let’s check it out!!
Adventure Time BMO Plush
A question: Who here has seen Adventure Time? I’ve only watched the first few episodes of Season 1. Its a cute series but I haven’t found the time to get back to it just yet. The concept and the characters are pretty cute. I have to say that. Although I’m not a die hard fan of it, this plush is adorable. But then, I’m a sucker for most of these plush toys. I mean, I even learned to appreciate the giant microbes one so what can I say, right? Definitely a cool item to start off this unboxing!
Just a note: my unboxing is not by myself so my boyfriend just pulls these items out of the box so its totally random and a surprise for me because I don’t even open it myself. Just a little unimportant side note…
Beep Boop Drawstring/Cinch Bag
My boyfriend says this might be inspired by Star Wars. I’m not sure. Either way, two boxes in a row with two cinch bags. Now that’s something, eh? It’s cool, always useful 😉
1UP Box exclusive: Sidekick Dog Tag
See, that looks pretty cool. Except I can’t quite think of an occasion to wear this. I work at a semi-casual work environment and still, dog tags aren’t exactly my style now. But it looks nice. Maybe I’ll do good as decoration 😉
Love My Sidekick Wristband
Do you remember when these were popular? I sported about 3 of these on my wrist at one time. I use them as my table lamp’s decoration now. It gives it some color. This box is giving me some fashion/accessory flashbacks from within the last 10 years or something. Its a pretty nice feeling 😉
Jack of Hearts Decal
Remember when we had one of these and everyone loved it? How about in Adventure Time this time around? 😉 I think its pretty cool. I won’t use it. The boyfriend might kill me for even thinking about it.
Fist Bump T-Shirt
For EVERY single box, I look forward to the T-shirt because its always the winner. Look at this! Like I said before, not a huge fan of Adventure Time BUT I’m a MEGA FAN of Yoshi or anything in the Mario-verse. This is so badass and cute all at the same time. Not sure how that works, but it does!!! OMG…I love it!!!!! 🙂
*takes a deep breath* Okay, I’m good. All calm now!
1UP Box button: Sidekick
This box was full of pretty nostalgic moments. We don’t quite give so much attention to those popular sidekicks at times but c’mon, Yoshi stole my heart and I think BMO might just make me want to get back in the Adventure Time world when I wrap up a few things. 1UP box does impress me quite a bit. I just sometimes find it hard to use their items. I own my geekiness but there’s only so many ways that I can. Haha!
Any of these things peak your interest? Who is your favorite sidekick?
A lot to talk about this week. Well, kind of! Lets just get straight to the 8 little bits and pieces 😉
1) End of Fantasia Film Festival 2014
I had a blast at Fantasia Film Festival this year. After 11 movies, I learned a lot about myself and the way I understood movies and just a lot about movies and their purposes in general. If you want to check my reviews, click on the menu and Movies, Festivals, Fantasia 😉
If not, here is the list of the movies and I’ll link it to the reviews I’ve done and update as it goes!
I still have 1 movie to review for the festival. They will be going up soon!
2) Resuming workout
There is nothing to say but that I’ve really taken a LONG break from working out. I still go out to bike rides and did some jogging in between but I’m ready to get right back into it now. This week, I got in two 20 minutes yoga sessions and some other activities which I’ll talk about in a little bit later of this post! Here’s the awesome yoga sessions if you’re interested:
Starting next week, I should resume with the 4 weeks Nike Training Club program (if everything goes as planned), I might just boost up my strength with some random circuits first and start the week after!
3) Catching up with TV!
This week, I finished Season 7 of Psych. Thanks to Netflix for updating it!
Psych has its up and down moments. There are some episodes which are a bit meh. I can’t really blame it since its at season 7 now. However, compared to season 7, this totally rocked. I particularly LOVED the season 7 finale. I’m going to try to find Season 8 now since thats the final season and I hate to keep these things hanging.
I also took the time this week to catch up on True Blood. I like to watch them in bundles of episodes just so some stupid episode endings don’t bother me as much. I was about 3 episodes behind so I sat down and took care of that. Its the series finale in just a few episodes and honestly, I’m still not quite sure if I like where everything is going.
My goal this little while is to keep up with True Blood and Pretty Little Liars, so next line of business will be to catch up with the last 3 episodes of that. I will be binge watching Season 1 of Arrow right after though 😉
What series have you been watching?
4) (Kind of) Secret Weekend Getaway!
My boyfriend and I went off on a weekend getaway this past weekend. One of the reasons why I’ve been slightly quiet and well, I didn’t even bother to say anything because since we’re just a few hours up north, I had my cell that worked and its a little escape. A few of my friends knew about it and our parents but in general, its just a little bit of a breather to recharge.
We did some hiking (a part of resuming my workout) and we did some visiting in Saguenay region in Quebec. Its about a 5 hours drive or so away and we had a lot of fun. I’ll be posting about the few places we went in the next week.
As much as we love buying a house together and spending every living moment making it ours, its nice to just get away by ourselves and take a little break.
5) Lovely Surprises in the Garden
Hello raspberries! Thats right! I amped up the bottles for self-watering system in the raspberry plants and when I came back, I had some ripe raspberries waiting for me. There’s still a good bunch waiting to ripen but so far they are delicious and sweet. My mom was also a sweetheart and dropped by to help me water the plants to keep the soil wet during our very hot weekend.
I have some strawberry, yellow zucchini and tomato harvests happening and coming up.
There are few other things on my agenda for the garden:
Orange thyme harvesting and drying,
Figuring out why my basil all died and was so weak when it was alive,
Looking at the uses of lemongrass and how to harvest it,
Searching up what to do and how to harvest lemon verbena.
Plus, I have to figure out my front yard and pull out some over abundant plants and by the end of the season, shift some plants around.
Green thumbs anyone?
6) Geeking out!
Mario and Dinobot Yoshi!
While I was on the getaway, I used my ton of overtime and took Friday off. Much to my surprise, somehow this package arrived that exact day. Thank goodness, the mailman was great and put it in my mailbox. Its a tank top that I ordered from For Human Peoples and its the totally awesome crossover of Transformers and Mario. Excuse me, Dinobot Yoshi! Allow me to geek out just a little bit and tell you that I saw this and I knew that I had to own it!
*ahem* I’ve regained myself a little! Moving along…
7) Finding the Perfect Gluten-Free Article from Popsugar Fitness
Click on the image to get to the article! 🙂
Everyone read this already? So, some of you know that I’ve been trying to go gluten-free. I’m about 80% there. I’ve cut out a lot of foods including bread and I make an effort to make and buy lots of gluten-free products. Its helpful because now it opens up the options I never had when I was just dealing with lactose intolerance. Except, cutting gluten and lactose is like double hard and I absolutely hate it when people make it harder.
What really gets me all the time with any food intolerance is “just give it a bite, it won’t kill you” or “Its all your head”.
If gluten-free was me doing this just to have fun and lose weight, sure thing but its not. I truly believe that its going to make my life a lot better and reduce a lot of this recurring discomfort from IBS symptoms. Just to make things clear, its really hard to go gluten-free. Almost everything on store shelves has gluten, its really a pain so lets refrain from any comments that will just make it worse. Because no, its not in my head and no, it won’t kill me but it will put me in a state where I’d like you to kill me. You know, just to skip the disgusting details….
Rant over but that article made me laugh a little 🙂
8) Home is Where My Cat Is 😉
My Cat Taking up All the Space
My cat is a huge baby and she’s the princess of the house. She’s making a point that she’s hot and that she deserves the best spot in the house where the wind hits or the A/C. So here’s her the night before I left for my getaway and not letting me sleep. And she’s not joking, she’s in full dream mode 😉
By the way, Aeropostale actually has a shirt with “My Home Is Where My Cat Is” . Its true though. I always miss my little girl (even if she hogs the bed).
BEFORE I SAY THE GOOD NIGHTS…
Here’s a little something to help you go to sleep a la Disney style 😉