What Language Barrier?

Mayor’s Log

1/14/13

Living in a foreign land is never easy, especially when you don’t speak the local language.  But even though I don’t speak Japanese, it doesn’t mean I can’t become friends with my neighbors!  Luckily everyone in town is very friendly and has a great attitude, and they don’t seem to mind/notice that I have a very small grasp on what’s going on!  I’m still making friends with my townies and I’m really enjoying getting to know them.

For example, one of my neighbors, King, was talking to me this morning.  (Sorry I forgot to take photos of this interaction.)  Obviously I didn’t know what he was saying, but I was just going along with him.  At one point he was asking me something, and ฿640,000 was somehow involved with what he was talking about.  Maybe he was offering me a lump sum of money to help with Wasabi’s reconstruction!  But I didn’t really know what he was saying.  Feeling slightly nervous about it, I agreed to whatever he was proposing.  Suddenly my wallet’s contents (all ฿7,000 that I had) was being emptied and given to King.  WHAT?!?!  I must have agreed to buy something!  But I don’t have ฿640,000…

When I had a chance to check to see what I’d spent ALL of my money on, I was shocked!  I was now the proud owner of King’s golden, regal throne!  Apparently he must have been trying to sell me his throne for the [very respectable price of] ฿640,000.  (It’s worth about ฿800,000 I think!)  Even though I didn’t have the full amount, he gave it to me anyway, out of the goodness in his royal heart.  Isn’t that sweet??  Or maybe he didn’t realize what was going on, and I totally ripped him off.  Hmm.  I’m going to hope that it’s the first scenario.  Whatever, he still has another throne sitting in his house, and he only has one butt!  Hahaha!

In addition to the kindness of the King, I’ve been getting very buddy-buddy with Ri-Rii.  She always fishes right by my house, and today she started talking to me about… something.  Then she started following me around.  I guessed that maybe she wanted to come see my house?  She followed me right inside!

Although I neglected to take pictures of my throne exchange with the King, you can see in this next photo that I took with Ri-Rii, I now have the throne on display in my house!

Part of me is still debating if I should sell the throne for cash to pay for some Public Works.  Hmm…  For now I’m holding onto it.  Maybe until I upgrade my shops, and then I’ll have access to my catalog.

In other news, today I noticed that my Shih-tsu assistant has a little (cuter) brother.  He was hanging out in the strip mall area of town, and after much dialog that I didn’t understand, he opened up the StreetPass Plaza!  I really hope I manage to cross paths with another ACNL player someday, so I can get a few people in my plaza.  Fingers crossed!

This evening something very special happened.  There was a meteor shower!  I heard that sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can wish on a shooting star.  So I put my tools away and waited for a shooting star to cross overhead.  When I saw one, I made a wish.  The star then glittered and made a cute sound!

I hope the star sends me something good tomorrow!

1/15/13

The first thing I did this morning was check my blinking mail box.  I had a feeling there might be something special for me today!  I opened up a letter that was written with pretty star stationery.  Of course I had no idea what the letter said, but there was a present attached!  I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I think it looks like a very fancy wardrobe.  King might be jealous!

After the excitement of the present from the Star, I walked down to the beach.  There was not one, but TWO surprises waiting for me!  The slightly creepy Kapp’n was waiting at the dock with his boat, and a strange bird was sleeping on the beach…

I knew this bird to be named Gulliver.  I’d heard from King Squirt that he supposedly has access to a flying UFO, but he said he’d never actually seen the UFO (except once when he first started his town.)  I didn’t see any UFO, but this sleepy pelican was definitely Gulliver!  Unfortunately, Gulliver doesn’t really speak English.  And the only way to get an exclusive gift from him is to correctly answer a quiz question.  Needless to say, I picked the wrong answer, but I won’t let it get me down.  Maybe I’ll get lucky one of these days!  Besides, I hear that Yumi sees Gulliver in Kasen all the time.  She might end up with some extra Gulliver presents down the line…  😉

Another new villager moved to Wasabi today.  Her name reads バズレー (Bazureh?) but I hear she is also known as Tiffany.  She seems slightly stuck up, but since I don’t understand what she’s saying, it doesn’t really bother me.  I like her makeup though.

After all the excitement this morning, I thought it might be nice to visit Wasabi’s Resort Island and relax for a while.  I was able to do some fishing (caught some nice rare ones too!), collect some new fruits (bananas and durians), and catch some bugs that are normally only around during the summer.  Then I tried my hand at some Island Tours, and I did better than I thought I would!

When I came back to Wasabi, I ran into Agent S.  She wanted to set a time to hang out!  I wasn’t really sure if she meant to hang out at her house or mine…  so I just figured I’d wait at my house until our scheduled play date time, and if she didn’t show up, I’d scurry over to her house instead!  Luckily our arrangement turned out to be that we’d meet at my house, so everything worked out great!  See, I don’t need to speak Japanese to play and have fun!

She even complimented me (I think?) on my cool balloon furniture.  I’ve certainly got a lot of it!  I have an extra balloon vanity for sale in my Recycle Shop if anyone wants it…  Speaking of which, I randomly remembered to ask the Alpaca (I really need to figure out what her name is) for the afternoon turnip price.  Boy was I surprised when she told me!

Wow!  ฿380 per turnip!  I wished I’d purchased more turnips to sell… but I did make a nice ฿2,000 profit, so I can’t complain.  Of course I spread the word about the great buying price in Wasabi, and Yumi stopped by to visit Wasabi for the first time, and to get some turnip profits for herself too!

Yumi was kind enough to donate some bells to Wasabi, and she also lent me her extra GOLD WATERING CAN!!  I am so grateful, thank you Yumi!  I was in desperate need of a watering can, and the Gold Can is more than I could have asked for!  I can’t wait until Wasabi is a Perfect Town and I can earn my own Gold Can… but I’ll definitely make good use of this loaner for the time being!

After some introductions and conversations with my residents, we thought we’d stop over at Kasen.  I went to Shampoodle’s and got a new hair style, and then we headed to the Cafe so I could pick up some coffee to go.  Unfortunately our games crashed at that point, and I lost my new ‘do.  Oh well!  I’ll try to head over to Kasen again soon and get another haircut lol!

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3 thoughts on “What Language Barrier?

  1. Congrats on the throne! You can order it from your catalog (when you get a catalog) so you can always sell it and get it back. 😉

    The shooting star send you a Rococo Wardrobe from the new rococo series. It’s pretty awesome looking. I think I only have a wall lamp from that set.

    Doh! Sorry about Gulliver. All his items are orderable, so I could give you a random item in his stead. 😉

    The alpaca’s name is Lisa (リサ) and her sleepy blue husband is Kaizo.

    • When is that lazy blue husband gonna wake up?? His snoring is very annoying.

      Thanks for the info on the wardrobe. It looks cool! But I wish I could redesign it… 😛

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