わさびの新聞#6

Week of 3/3 – 3/9

Wasabi Celebrates the Girl’s Festival!

On Sunday, 3/3, a Japanese holiday was celebrated in Wasabi!  The holiday is known as the Girl’s Festival, or the Doll Festival.  In order to appropriately celebrate the festival, Mayor Neko stocked up on the Doll Display, the Cherry Blossom Lantern, and a delicious Hishi Mochi (that three layered cake on a stand you see pictured).  She threw in a regular doll for good measure.  In addition to having all this fun stuff out on display, Shizue was waiting at the Town Plaza with more festivities!  There was a Photo Board set up, and Shizue was dressed up in the same kimono as the Mayor!  Awkward…

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

On 3/4, Mayor Neko received communication from Mayor Aya that the infamous fashion designer Gracie was in her town, demanding to see a modern outfit.  Not being able to see for herself if anything of her’s was “modern style” due to the language barrier, Mayor Neko invited Mayors Aya and Yumi to visit Wasabi and try to collaborate.  Together they checked all the shops, as well as Mayor Neko’s Closet Room to see if anything modern could be found.  Despite their best efforts (and a game crash) the Mayors were not able to procure anything modern for Mayor Aya.  Luckily, Mayor Aya has reported that she did have one modern style clothing item and barely passed Gracie’s evaluation.  Congratulations, Mayor Aya!

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATES

When one project is completed, another begins!

3/6 – Mayor’s Fountain Completed

Nobody was more excited than Mayor Neko herself when the Mayor’s Fountain was finally completed.  The fountain adds more beauty and “upper-class-ness” to the Mayor’s Estate, which has pleased Mayor Neko very much.  She has plans to add more details to her vast estate grounds, but has stated, “I vow to fund at least three Public Works before making more improvements on my personal estate.  I realize that the town comes first, and will not allocate more time and funds on my estate than I do on Wasabi as a whole.”

3/7 – Town Hall Upgrade

Staying true to her word, the very next day the Mayor set in motion a vast reconstruction project to redesign the face of the Town Hall building.  There were a few different style options, from Modern Architecture, to the Russian “Onion Dome” style, but Mayor Neko opted to go with the Traditional Japanese style.  The accompanying photo is a preview of what the Town Hall is going to look like upon completion.  Mayor Neko would like the Wasabi News to remind all readers that this construction project will be a huge undertaking and likely will take at least a week to complete the fundraising.  The total cost of this project is ฿498,000, so all donations are welcome!

MUSEUM UPDATE: FOSSILS ALMOST COMPLETE

Mayor Neko always tries to visit and check in on all areas of Wasabi as often as possible.  But with so many new public works and shops opening up, it’s sometimes hard to really check everything diligently.  When Mayor Neko randomly remembered to look at the Fossil Exhibit in the Wasabi Museum, she was very surprised!  It seems that the exhibit is almost 100% complete!  The only fossil that is missing in the Wasabi Museum is the Dinosaur Egg Fossil (we think).  Mayor Neko would like the Wasabi News to ask all readers to keep an eye out for a spare Dino Egg fossil that she can donate to the Museum.

NEW CAMPUS DLC AVAILABLE

Another weekly installment of the Campus DLC series has been delivered by Pete via a letter from Nintendo.  It is not clear to the Wasabi News writers at this time as to WHY some DLC items are delivered through a letter, and others are delivered via SpotPass in the Post Office.  Though the variety of delivery methods does make things a little more interesting!  The newest item is a Campus Bed.  Very similar to the Campus Closet, the Campus Bed is a stack of notebooks that you can lay on.  No guarantees regarding how comfortable this may or may not be…

WASABI OBTAINS PERFECT TOWN STATUS

Mayor Neko is proud to inform the Wasabi News that after speaking with Shizue, she has confirmed that Wasabi Village is now officially a “Perfect Town!”  This means that Wasabi has a perfect balance of trees, flowers and public works to make it a beautiful, perfect place to live!  Now the challenge is to maintain this perfect status.  Mayor Neko has been asking Shizue every day to make sure the town is still perfect.  Rumor has it if Mayor Neko asks and confirms that the town is perfect for 15 days in a row, she will be presented with a special prize!  Stay tuned to see if Mayor Neko can make it happen!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 3/31/13 – Bunny Day
    • Special Guest:  The Easter Bunny
    • Spend the day hunting for eggs!  Eggs can be found in the ground, floating in balloons, hiding in trees, even in the river!  Rumors claim that you can even go diving and find Easter Eggs during this holiday.
    • Inside each egg is a special foil which can be used to trade in for the limited edition Egg Series.
  • 4/1/13 – April Fool’s Day
    • Special Guest:  Blanca
    • Be careful – the villagers are set to play pranks on you!
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