It’s not what you know…

To save sheer boredom here’s a short version of a long story…

During the month of July, I was very lucky to be visited by a good friend from Japan. We went around the lovely Irish countryside and saw what the “Sunny South East” of Ireland had to offer. We had fun and I was very sad when she had to leave.

Anyways what’s this got to do with games? Well my friend (let’s call her Natchan) and I came to a very excellent “business” deal. She’s very much in love with Irish culture. She knows the good Irish bands more than I do and really puts me to shame with her Irish knowledge. I’m a huge lover of Japanese culture. My taste in computer games is for the ones that usually don’t reach our shores until a year or two later (even if they reach it!) after they come out in Japan. Do you see where I’m going with this?

So basically the deal is simple. We send each other country exclusive items. For example, Natchan enjoys the excellent Irish band Aslan. I enjoy the excellent Japanese game Phoenix Wright. She understands my love for computer gaming (though she is not a gamer herself) and so when there is a game I would like to aquire (such as Jump! Superstars) She’ll send me that while she gets maybe a movie or any other item of sheer Irishness that she can’t find availible in Japan. It’s a win win for both of us.

I know what you’re thinking, “But there’s lots of online sites for games!”. Yes I realise that and no I don’t have a credit Card, nor do I wish to acquire one. Also I think it’s a little more nicer to receive a package from a personal friend, than one from an online shop. I also realise I don’t speak Japanese. Well one, I’m learning and two, many games get translated on the internet literally days after they are on sale. My DS days have just gotten that little more exciting.







6 responses to “It’s not what you know…”

  1. Skill avatar

    I’ve an asian mate who’s crazy for Christy Moore. ๐Ÿ™‚ Drives his wife nuts trying to get her to appreciate Live At The Point.

  2. Michael avatar

    Aslan? I’ve not heard of them in ages!

    Bit of a shameless plug but I know of a little festival (OK, it seems to be a big one considering it’s happening in my hometown… WTF?) this month; maybe your friend will find some new stuff from it? Check out

    The station itself is OK; to me, it sometimes comes across a bit like listening to people chatting on the street or something but it’s not TERRIBLE.

    Ugh, Christy Moore…

  3. Skill avatar

    Hey, don’t knock Christy. And remember, you’re only a true Enniskillen-er if you were born on the island. So there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Michael avatar

    Oh yeah, I knew that and I was born between the bridges. So there.

    Just never really liked Christy, dunno why. Van Morrison is OK though.

  5. Shaz avatar

    Damn, that’s one way of getting imports! Jealous! ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. Julius Cecere avatar

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