Monster Slime Cafe

This past week I have had a birthday. Happy birthday to me!!! Yes *pat on the back* I am making this about me. In case you are wondering, I am now pushing 30.

So last year my friend and I came across this cafe, but were unable to attend due to plans we already had. As a special birthday treat, she took me here to come and make slime.

I know what you are thinking, slime, isn’t that for kids? Well, technically it is, but when we went it was mostly adults and couples.

When you come in, you order and drink (if you want) and pick the kind of slime you want to make. If you look at the pink board there are eight different kinds of slime to choose from. Slime or slimes? Is it a countable noun? I know I am an English teacher, but some times I can’t brain.

Anyways, my friend and I chose different slime but the making process is the same. One could also paint a character as seen in the picture below.

As you can see from the two pictures above, after picking your slime you can choose “toppings” in different amounts to make your slime more fun. I didn’t, but my friend chose glitter. We left the cafe sparkly. Glitter is truly the STI of the art world. Don’t let other people tell you differently.

Once we sat down they brought out the supplies. The big container is the base of the slime. The small hearts to the side are the “special” ingredients for our slime. We also had spatulas to mix before taking it into our hands. At this point, they put some weird liquid like thing on our hands so I couldn’t take photos passed this set. Which makes me so angry because I saw a dog (through the window) on the roof of the building across the street and no one believes me!

So the basic process was this:

  1. Put clear liquid in the big container and mix with the spatula. First it becomes doughy, then pasty, then finally slimy.
  2. Take it out of the jar and mix in the “special ingredient” while playing with it in your hands. Make sure you thoroughly mix it together and make sure it doesn’t touch your clothes cause it will stick and stain.
  3. Add a fragrance. Mine smells like peaches. MMMMMMMMMMMM
  4. Play and have fun.

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My slime (as seen above) is the magnet slime. It is magnetic and can slowly craw with the pull of a magnet. Plus it is dark, like my heart and soul.

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My friend’s monstrosity as I call it, cause you know glitter. Her’s is the heat sensatitive slime. Its base is an orange-red color. The hotter it gets, it changes colors. It goes from red to orange to yellow. It is quite amazing.

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This is the container to take it home. Isn’t it cute?

I wish I had more to say, but if you get a chance to go to Hongdae (in Seoul) stop by the Monster Slime cafe. It is a great way to have fun with your friends.

Peace!

P.S. we passed by a vintage clothes shop on the way there, and saw this Spiderman. His butt is up and his batch is arched. Spiderman is a bottom.

Announcement: New Affiliate

I am sure you have noticed a a few new changes to the site, most recently a tab in the upper right hand corner. If you haven’t, that is okay.

I have a new affiliate tabs. This tab will be links to sponsor sites and products.

A new (and the first) affiliate of Daily Big T is BLits Games.

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Who or what is BLits Games?

You can find out more about them here, but essentially here is an exert from their website:

BLits is an independent Yaoi/Boy’s Love development team founded in October 2016 by artists Mikkoukun and Zael, eventually co-founded with the programmer, Jey. Once founded, the team set out to create its first project, a visual novel, “Camp Buddy”.

Why take them on as an affiliate?

Why not? I am a gamer. I love visual novels. I am a bisexual guy so this is right up my alley. The game is fun and what I know of the company they’re pretty good.

How does this affect me?

Uh… it doesn’t. Unless you plan to buy the game, then you can access it from my site.

If you have any questions or concerns please drop me a line using the contact tab. Otherwise, wait for a new update. This was just a quick announcement post.

Peace!

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 7 (Alola) 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.

Here it is, my final Top 5 Pokemon post (at least for now), and we reach the Alola region, otherwise known as generation 7. Honestly, I only played Pokemon Sun (and Ultra Sun) once. I didn’t have much fun playing. It was a lot of hand holding. However, a lot of waifus and husbandos came out of this game. Without further ado, let us begin.

#5: Magearna

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Magearna, an event Pokemon one can only get by QR code. If you don’t have it, here you go.

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Honestly, I never used it. I picked it up and automatically put it in my box. Heartless? Yes. So why is it on my list? Well, I just like the way it looks. It looks like my favorite villain from the Madoka Magica series, Walpurgisnacht. Pokemon even updated the nickname system to allow 12 characters. You bet your sweet ass I nicknamed it that. I mean, doesn’t it look like it, even just a little?

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My favorite Pokemon

#4: Mimikyu

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Yes, the knock-off Pikachu merchandise Pokemon. To be honest, I would have liked it (based on the sheer creepy factor alone) even without the hard push in marketing from Nintendo. The promotional video and song that went with it made the Pokemon seem lonely and copy Pikachu so trainers will want to catch and train it. For a ghost and fairy type, it isn’t bad, plus the free substitute in battle is great as well. Still, I kind of regret liking it since everyone else likes it too. I know, I am such a hipster.

#3: lyconroc 

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This (well these) good boy is my third pick. I really think it should be higher on my list. I like all three forms. You got a werewolf, a wolf, and a weird fusion of the two, each with their own unique battle styles. Although, I am not a fan of them being a rock type Pokemon.

Yes, I like them just because they are wolves. I am that kind of person. Don’t judge me. You chose to come to this website. What does this say about you? Huh? If I had to choose a Pokemon to make real and be my partner, I would choose one of these. Or in a twister way, I would chose one that is able to freely change between the forms. I am a monster.

#2: Type Null/Silvally

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Normally, I choose one member of the evolution line even if I like the whole evolution line. However, it was hard to choose between these two. I like Type Null (fun fact, during the reveal video I thought it was a coding error) since it looks like a monster with helmet. That is pretty hard core, even by my standards. It looks cool, plus it is an artificial Pokemon that severed its purpose and was cryogenically frozen. Tragic.

Then it evolves with friendship and all it really does is lose the helmet, and shows its true face (and becomes whiter). That is it. It is the most low-key change in all of Pokemon evolution history. Don’t agree with me? Fight me. Basically this Pokemon says “I like and trust you enough to show you my true face.” That really resonances with me. Plus it looks like another good boy puppy. How can I not like it?

#1: Incineroar

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Another fan favorite and Smash fighter. It is a wrestler, and a cat. If you don’t know wrestling, it is model after a “heel” fighter. Which is pretty cool in and of it self. It has a championship belt that is pure fire. I think it looks cool and it is a starter. I know my taste are predictable.


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

Peace!

P.S. I decided to get the Sword version of the new Pokemon games coming out.

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 6 (Kalos) 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.

The sixth generation of Pokemon is considered by many to be easy. However, I had a lot of fun playing with the friends I made in college. We battled, traded, hung out and played together, etc. It was the first time I got the full Pokemon experience (what they advertise) in my life. This generation also introduced the fairy type and the fun mega mechanic. So without further-ado, let’s start.

#5: Greninja

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Shut up. Just shut up. I know most of the fandom wet themselves over this Pokemon. Yes, I know that is an image that you didn’t need, by my analogy stands. It is so popular that it became a fighter in Super Smash, and even got a “mega/special” form for the seventh generation.

I like it because it is a cool looking frog ninja. Plus, it was the best out of all the starters in the sixth generation. It is a water dark with a cool move and a sweet-ass hidden ability that changes the Pokemon’s type depending on the moves it uses. Yes, just yes. So much yes.

#4: Hawlucha

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I normally don’t like flying types, considering my rocky relationship with birds in real life, but this one gets a place in my heart.

It is a luchador. Apparently I don’t type this word enough because auto-correct wants me to type Labrador. I know I am not fully in touch with my Hispanic roots but I do love lucha libres. Its shiny form is a complete opposite color like a luchador’s arch rival.

Continuing with the fighter theme, it gets a special signature move, THE FLYING PRESS!!! It is the only dual type move (flying and fighting) to ever exist. The animation is kind of cool as well. Maybe I am the only one who was super excited about it. Don’t judge me.

#3: Agieslash

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Yes. I love the sword Pokemon. It is a sword with a shield. I love it when inanimate objects get possessed by spirits, or curses, etc. How can you not like it? Look it in the eye and tell it you do not like it.

#2: Meowstic

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A fashionable, psychic kitty. I do like the male version a little better than the female version. Sure, in the duo the female is the attacker and the male is the support and buffer. Maybe that why I was so drawn to it, aside from how it looks and coloring. In most games I play, I tend to play a supporting role. If Pokemon, other than Porygon, were real, I would like one of these. I hope that it isn’t a one off appearance.

#1: Tyrantrum

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It is a T-rex. I love dinosaurs. It is a rock and dragon type. Normally when you get a fossil Pokemon, you get a generic NBD Pokemon. Imagine my surprise when I got an actual dinosaur. I didn’t think it would take six generations of Pokemon to get an actual dinosaur from a fossil.


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 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

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

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 5 (UNOVA) 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.

Now we come to the much loved (or hated) Unova (or Isshu in Japan) region. This region is based on New York city in the United States. It is the first generation of Pokemon to not take place in Japan. It is across the world (Pokemon World) so all the Pokemon are new and different from the ones we have seen before. It was hard to pick only five for this list.

As much as I like this generation, I do not like how the changed the experience system. You see, the bigger difference in level between your Pokemon and the opposing Pokemon, the less experience you get. It made it hard to level up your Pokemon and you really had to grind. Doesn’t help that a lot of Pokemon have late game evolutions.  So yeah…. let’s begin.

#5: Zorua/Zoroark

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A cool looking Pokemon that is an event Pokemon. It’s illusion ability allows it to look like a different Pokemon in your party. It is good for tricking your friends, and the AI, into thinking it is a different Pokemon. Additionally, the shiny is blue in all the red parts. It looks really, really cool. It was fun to have in the party, but was a pain to transfer the Pokemon I needed in order to trigger the event.

#4: Ferrothorn

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A plant. A steal cactus. What else do I need to say? Really? It has high defense and its ability allows it to damage those that physically attack it. It was hard to find at first, but if you get the base, it is a worth while investment.

#3: Chandelure

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First thing I should tell you, is that this Pokemon needs a stone to reach its final evolution. This is something I had to discover for myself, no one told me, so I am telling you. Without the Dusk Stone, it stays as the lamp.

So this a a cool looking ghost fire chandelier. It is fun to use. Burn your opponent, then hex them to do double the damage. I normally don’t use ghost types, but it is so adorable. I mean how can you not like it. Another fun thing about this Pokemon, it is a fighter in the Pokemon Tekken fighting game. Yes, a light fixture is in a fighting game. What are you doing with your life? That’s what I thought.

#2: Zekrom 

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Yes, I am including a legendary on my list. I think it is the first time I have one on any list.  First of all, it looks cool. It is a black and blue Pokemon. Can you tell it is an electric dragon? It is the reason why I chose to play Pokemon White.

#1: Volcarona

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A bug fire type Pokemon, that sounds like the “my Sharona” song. At some point you will associate the two. You get this Pokemon as an egg. it hatches into a larva. A freaking larva that doesn’t evolve until level 59. LEVEL 59!!! That is over half the Pokemon levels. It is a worthwhile investment that eventually pays off. It is my all time favorite Pokemon right now. it is so cute and adorable. I am looking for a plush of it.


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 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

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

BIG T’S TOP 5 GENERATION 4 (SINNOH) 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.

Another controversial opinion I have, aside from my Charizard thoughts, is that Generation is my least favorite when it comes to Pokemon. Sure some of them look cool, but the game itself was slow, had a big lack of fire types, and rarely any of them caught my eye for my first play through. I do have some a soft spot for Diamond, Pearl and Platinum since they were the last games my mom bought me before passing, but that doesn’t help much. Hell, I only had five Pokemon when I went to the Elite 4.

Also note, I won’t be writing a lot. There isn’t much for me to say for this generation.

Anyways here are my favorites and my party:

#5: Luario

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My number 5 pick, but my new Smash Brothers main since Brawl. He is only so low since you get him late in the game, as an egg. He is a steel fighting type that gets a cool mega is Generation 6. His evolution is based on friendship so it was rewarding. However, he spent so long in his base form since I only played after school and homework and he doesn’t evolve at night. Whoops.

#4: Staraptor

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Staraptor, a fighting bird. Yes, this bird is a fighting type. It is black, has “bangs” that covers one of its eyes, a color streak in its hair, and it is black. It is everything emo me wanted in a Pokemon. It is hard core and edgy, just to my taste. I would be lying if I said I out grew my emo phase. I still like black and dark colors. Which brings me to my next Pokemon.

#3: Luxray

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Another cool looking Pokemon that is primarily black in color. This time it is an electric lion. Surprisingly, you can catch the base form on the early route. It was an ace in a lot of my battles, not my main battler but a top contender.

#2: Torterra

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Yes, my starter (cause the monkey looked stupid and the penguin lost the coin toss) is on the list. What a surprise right? Well, it shouldn’t be. It is a land turtle power house. Grass and ground, yes please. I mean it can destroy many Pokemon with an earthquake and then heal itself. It is self-sustaining. This was my main battler for the first half of the game. It could do everything I needed it to do, and look cool while it was doing it.

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Plus, it was in the movie Detective Pikachu. It was huge and practically an island, that made me so happy. as a kid I always imagined having my own tree house on this Pokemon, and the movie made them big enough to do so. It does have a bit on an ugly face in the movie, but that is fine.

#1: Garchomp 

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Yes, Garchomp is my number one pick. It looks cool, its purple (and doesn’t become black 😦 in its shiny form), and reminds me of one of my favorite childhood cartoons, Street Sharks. I randomly found the base form in a cave under the bike path/cycling road. Seriously, it was my first encounter. I decided to keep it because it was a dragon and they are usually powerful, and then I come across its final form. It so cool, the champion of the region has one too. It also gets a mega form in the sixth generation, which has a nice gothic look to it as well.


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 5 Pokemon.

Peace!

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

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!