Jurassic World Exhibit!!!

So the most usual exhibit came to South Korea and is still currently going on. I mean I saw the advertisement for it on the subway and several bus stops, so apparently it seems to be a big deal. “What is it?” You may ask. Well, if you didn’t read the title, it is the Jurassic World Exhibit.

The exhibit was by the Gimpo airport, way out of the way, but it is probably one of the few spaces in Korea they can meet the energy and height requirement for the dinosaurs.

The gift shop was outside and had some nifty stuff. What they don’t tell you is that a lot of the merchandise comes from Universal Studios. You didn’t hear this from me.

The exhibit was split into a few parts, show casing dinosaurs, the DNA lab, among many other things. A lot of it was in Korean so Ali Just glossed over it.

The entrance was similar to that of the movie. There was some connection between the movies (both park and World Series) and also as an educational theme park.

There were many dinosaurs that were animatronic this bad boy was the first one you see as you walk in. It has scars from being attacked by other dinosaurs. The models were really detailed and quite realistic.

This bad boy was just a neck and a head but still took up a lot of space. It was one of the few dinosaurs where you could see the rope. Still, the feel of the zoo was apparent.

The T-Rex enclosure was one of my favorites. The noise and the lights added to the atmosphere. Hell, even the kids crying was a very nice touch. The kids were real and in my group.

Hammonds were the big bad of the movies. They had incubators, fossilized ambers of mosquitoes where they extracted the different DNA of the dinosaurs, and even an egg chamber. The eggs had QR codes that can tell you what dinosaur would hatch. They even had a create your own dinosaur. Mine is currently being emailed to me, so when it comes I will post it.

The T-Rex skull fossil was great to see as well. It was so big, it was bigger than most of the children in my group. I wanted to get a side by side comparison but no parent would allow it. My sisters better step up their baby making game.

Also there was a guy who allowed you to pet a baby Dino. He seemed so happy. Must have been the best job.

After the lab was the gyro sphere trail. If you remember from the first Jurassic world movie was the safari like tour, but the destroyed and endangered part.

Seriously. My photos doesn’t do this place justice at all. The ones I am posting are the cream of the crop.

There was also a raptor (my favorite Dino) enclosure. It was blue from the Jurassic World movies, but I couldn’t get a good photo or video. The adult male next to me kept pushing and shoving me out of the way so his kid could see. Plus the poor lighting killed that part of the experience.

Overall, I would have to save it was worth my money. It was a great experience to see dinosaurs and learn a little about them as well.

If I were to make a recommendation, go on a weekday to avoid the family crowd if you like photo ops.

Outside was a dinosaur theme cafe. It was really cute, and kind of pricy. I wish I ate there because everything looked so delicious. Maybe I’ll come back again before the exhibit leaves.

Peace!

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 3 (HOENN) POKEMON

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

#5: Metagross

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This lovable lug was first seen in my championship fight with Steven. It looked so damn awesome and I have never seen one before. I always play Pokemon games blind, so to encounter this blew my middle school mind. It s a steel type. Which is tote obvi. However, it is also a psychic type!!! That was unseen at the time. It also got a cool mega in generation 6.

I also like it since it was so hard to get. Unless you get it in a trade, the only way to get it is post game. After beating Steven, he leaves you the base form in his house. Which i had no clue about until I randomly went into his house. BY CHANCE! The false rarity created by myself made me love it even more once I finally got one.

 #4 Glalie 

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Another Pokemon I thought was just plain cool. Yes, the pun is intended. For those of you don’t know, it is an ice type. Only an ice type. Middle school Big T thought it was an ice and dark type. It looks like a dark type. Look at that face, it is up to no good. Another Pokemon I didn’t know existed until the Elite 4 as well. It also gets a cool mega form. Who wouldn’t want a Pokemon that is just a head.

#3 Claydol

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Really? Yes. Really.

Generation 3 is all Pokemon that I think look cool. Which is surprising cause I didn’t get a lot of these Pokemon on my first play-through.  I see them used near the end of the game and wonder how I could get them. Then I learned I have to actually catch and evolve different Pokemon to get everything. Plus, the base was in the desert and I kinda skipped that. This thing is all eyes, and owl shaped. Just cool looking.

#2: Flygon

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Flygon. The best dragon of all time, and the best dragon in generation 3. Yes, I am coming for you Salamence supremacist!!!

Generation 6 did Flygon dirty by not giving him a mega. I am still salty about this. They say it was because they couldn’t settle on a design they like, but I know the truth.

I just love it. It actually looks like a dragon and has those weird goggle like eye protectors. Its base from looks like an ant-lion and doesn’t give any indication AT ALL that it turns into a dragon. It was a pleasant surprise. I always think my taste in Pokemon is unique, but, I tend to gravitate towards the ones that look cool.

#1: Swampert

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My VIP Pokemon of generation 3. Yes it is a starter. I don’t care and you shouldn’t either. It was the ace of my team and got me out of many, many tough spots. Surf and earthquake, middle school me was unstoppable in the game. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I like it. It looks so cool and goofy. Like it will protect you, but also chill with you. Plus, it gets a mega in generation 6, and it gets swole/jacked. If it weren’t for Weregururumon, than Mega Swampert would have awoken the furry in me.

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Not the best representation but look how buff my boy gets.

What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 4 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet.

 

Big T’s Top 5 Generation 2 (Johto) Pokemon

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rare top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

#5: Tyranitar

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Yes this guy. He should be higher on my list, and higher on your list. He is a mother fucking dinosaur. I love dinosaurs and I love Godzilla, and this Pokemon resembles him. Fun fact, he was cut from the first generation of Pokemon due to cartridge space. In generation 6 he gets a mega form that looks kinda cool. It is too bad you get him so late game in Silver/Gold so you can’t use him throughout the game. I would have loved to use him against Whitney and her god damn cow (Miltank!)

#4: Houndoom

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The fire puppy. Yes. Don’t be surprised. You know I am self-appointed hardcore, dark, edgy, punk, etc. Its a dog, with fire power, but also has bone armor. This and its pre-evolution form are pretty cool looking. It is another late game Pokemon, which surprisingly you can only find in Kanto (Generation 1). In generation six, it gets a cool looking mega form.

I think the pattern is, looks first, everything else second. I play Pokemon using ones I think look cool, and worry about everything else later. Hell, when I use my team it is mainly sweepers. Then again I first played when I was in elementary (the same with Red and Blue).

#3: Donphan

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The first time I saw this Pokemon was when my father took me out of school to see the first Pokemon movie. It is one of the few pleasant memories I have of him.

Why I like this one? I am not sure. Maybe it was because the hunky pirate used him in the movie. Maybe because it curls up and rolls around like a ball. Maybe because it looks kinda like an armored elephant. Looks cool. That is all that matters. I think I found it right outside after beating the eighth gym, so I couldn’t use much during the main story line.

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Hunky Pirate and Donphan. 😉

#2: Espeon

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A psychic kitty, who is purple. It’s shiny form is lime green and I love it. I unironically love it. It evolves with friendship during the day, so it means your Pokemon loves you to change. Wait. I am now thinking about friendship-based evolution and makes me questions everything I know as a psychologist.

Regardless, it is a nice elegant Pokemon to balance out all my rugged and more manly Pokemon….and it’s can be the color of Jello!

#1: Typhlosion

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Yes, the final evolution of the fire starter. It looks cool, evolves early, and saved my butt countless times. It’s smokescreen helped me out in my battle with the cow bitch too. Excuse my language. I love how it looks so cute and docile, but when it is angry and gets defensive the fire comes out and it looks fierce. If Pokemon were real, other than my bro Porygon, I would probably try to get my hands on one of these.

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What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 3 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet.

Big T’s Top 5 Generation 1 (Kanto) Pokemon

With the new Pokemon games coming out in roughly two months (November 15th, 2019), I decided to do a post of my favorite Pokemon from each generation. These are my personal bias so don’t get hurt if your favorite is not on here. Also don’t be mad that this is a rate top 5 list that doesn’t have the overrated Charizard.

#5: Butterfree

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That’s right, the mother fucking butterfly. I’ve been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue hit the US (God I am old) and this one has a special place in my heart. No, not because of the Bye Bye Butterfree episode of the Pokemon anime. Although there is a funny story I have about that episode that I should share later.

I love this butterfly because it was a beast for the first half of my first play through. As you may or may not know, psychic type attacks were over powered in the first two games due to balancing issues. Butterfree learns the psychic type attack confusion upon evolving from Metapod at level 10. So I cheesed though just spamming confusion. Take that Brock!

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I still love you Brock.

#4: Porygon

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Porygon, or Polygon (due to the l-r sound the Japanese language has) is another one that has a special place in my heart. This Pokemon was done dirty by Pikachu in the anime (look it up, Google can tell you better than I can) and was the first thing to teach me the value of hard work.

In Red and Blue this Pokemon can only be bought from the game corner. It cost a whopping 9,999 coins in Red (half this is blue -.- I later learned). I am the world’s unluckiest person, so I couldn’t earn the coins in a natural way. Instead, I hard to buy them like the chump I was. So every time I had money I would go and buy coins. I had to fight the Elite Four many times to earn money. The rate was 1,000 Pokemon Dollars to 50 coins. Yes it was a trek.

Also, it is the only real Pokemon. According to the Pokedex and lore, Porygon is a man made Pokemon that lives in cyberspace. In essence it is basically code. Think about it.

#3: Zapdos

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#Team Instinct

I just love it. It was the first legendary I ever caught. It is spiky, cause you know I was edgy even as a kid, and just looks cool. It was my main battler for Lorelie of the Elite Four. Drill Peck and Thunder what more do I need? I was lucky almost all of her Pokemon were part water despite being an ice type.

Don’t judge me. I don’t have deep reasons for liking the ones I do. Zapdos is also part of the reason I chose Team Instinct in Pokemon Go (beside hating myself and loving a challenge).

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#Team Instinct

#2: Gyarados

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It’s hard finding a horizontal picture.

Another Pokemon I thought looked cool. Another Pokemon that taught me the value of patience and hard work.

In Mt. Moon, well outside it, a random guy will sell you a Magikarp for 500 Pokemon Dollars in the Pokemon center. Me playing the first time ever, thought it was a great deal and bought it (and I still buy it to this day). It has no attack moves until level 15 where it gets tackle. Geeze. And since it was a first generation Pokemon game, there was no experience shares this early in the game, so you had to put it in front of your party and rotate it out to get some experience. In a hardcore way, I grinded in Mt. Moon until it evolved. I am just glad it wasn’t a late stage Pokemon. Misty didn’t know what hit her. She did. It was me.

#1: Seadra

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My top pick. You are probably wondering why I pick the seahorse. Well it is simple. I fished it up on my first play through. I thought it was cool looking and taught it surf. Seadra + surf = victory in Elite Four.

Yes, I surfed my way to victory in my first play through with the Pokemon. Just because of that, it will forever be my favorite generation 1 pokemon.


What do you think of my top 5 pick? Who are your favorite, non-Charizard Pokemon?

Look forward to next week where I post my Top 5 generation 2 Pokemon.

Peace!

P.S. I actually don’t know if I will get the new games for the Switch or not yet.

 

Osaka Adventure: USJ -One Piece Pirate Restaurant

So it is apparently a tradition for me to go to USJ (Universal Studio Japan) every summer in Korea. Apparently this past summer was no different. Not much has changed since last year.

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An advertisement for the new One Piece film.

One thing I noticed is that there was a One Piece restaurant. Well two. One for the general public, and a sequel to Sanji’s restaurant from last year. For Sanji’s I wasn’t able to get a reservation this year, since I was unaware they were doing it again. Haha, so I went to the general one.

The general pirate restaurant was in the Jurassic Park part of the park. It was in the JP restaurant and just slightly decorated to fit the theme of the new One Piece film, stampede.

My favorite part, one piece flags and dinosaur bones.
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A sequel to Sailor Moon from last year and a Godzilla VS Evangelion movie? YES! PLEASE!

An anti-climatic end to my vacation and Osaka Adventure series. Hope you’re not to disappointed.

Peace!