わさびの新聞#14

Week of 4/28 – 5/4

Fossil Exhibit at Wasabi Museum: COMPLETED!

There was a lot of excitement at the Wasabi Museum last week.  Specifically in the Fossil Exhibit – Blathers was elated to announce that Mayor Neko has donated every single known fossil available to the Museum!  For a long time the Museum was only missing the Dino Egg, but on 4/28, Mayor Neko submitted the final fossil!  The Wasabi News is proud to inform all visitors that full fossils of dinosaurs, from T-Rex to Wooly Mammoth, are now on display at the Fossil Exhibit.  The Wasabi Museum is open to the public 24/7, though Blathers has indicated that he prefers visitors come after 6pm… so that he’ll be awake for their visit, of course, since he is a nocturnal bird.

In addition to the Fossil Exhibit being completed, the Wasabi Museum is also inching closer to filling out the other sections as well.  With the new month of May comes new bugs and fish, which Mayor Neko has been trying to collect and donate as well.  Recently a Pond Skimmer was donated to the Bug Exhibit, and we look forward to many more bugs being donated as the temperature heats up!  Also, a new painting was donated to the Art Exhibit, courtesy of Mayor Neko!

WASABI WELCOMES…

Mayor Neko was doing her rounds in the evening on 5/2, when she spotted something… different.  She was walking past Doraemon’s house when she stumbled into… another house.  A NEW house!  This could only mean one thing.  A new resident had moved into Wasabi!  Curiosity was killing the Mayor Cat, so she decided to barge in and introduce herself.  Inside she found a new rabbit!  This new rabbit was nothing like Tiffany, who recently moved out.  This rabbit has pimples freckles, red hair and wears a plaid shirt.  Mayor Neko didn’t quite catch the name, but after doing some research it was determined that this rabbit’s English name is Gabi.  The gender of this rabbit has not yet been confirmed.  Doraemon made this statement regarding the new resident: “While I welcome new neighbors as much as the next guy, I do plan to have a discussion with Shizue and Mayor Neko about zoning laws.  Surely there must be a rule that a new house cannot be built directly in front of another!”

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

At long last, the latest Public Works project, a traditional-style Windmill, has been completed!  On 5/3, Mayor Neko and the townies all met up by the Beach Slope to inaugurate the newest structure in town!  The Windmill looks really beautiful with the spring flowers and trees in full bloom.  Wasabi News analysts suggest that Mayor Neko is considering changing the flowers around the Windmill to be tulips instead of daisies.  Tulips and Windmills just go together so well!

Don’t the Lighthouse and Windmill look so good together?  Mayor Neko is very pleased with the outcome and placement of these two status symbols for Wasabi.  Next, it was time to pick a new Public Works project.  Some new suggestions had been filed at the Town Hall.  Take a look at some of the proposed projects:

Solar Panels! Maybe this would look nice next to the Wind Turbine?

A Stable? Or something??  Anthony probably requested this one…

A Balloon Arch! How cute!

Ultimately, Mayor Neko opted to go with the Manhole Cover.  While its a pricey project, and 99% of the time it does nothing, occasionally that Manhole Cover will be open in the evenings, leading down to… a mysterious place!  Wait and see when and if Mayor Neko is able to head underground for more exploring!

TRAVELING MAYOR

While there’s plenty to do around town in Wasabi, Mayor Neko likes to go traveling when she can, to meet up with her Mayor friends and see how other towns are set up and decorated.  It had been a while since going traveling, so this week Mayor Neko visited with some of her best friends in their towns: Kasen and Orantoiro!

After hearing of a decent Stalk Market price, Mayor Neko was perusing the Recycling Shop in Kasen Village. She picked up the Tuk Tuk that Mayor Yumi had put on display from Thailand.

Enjoying the lovely gardens and blue skies of Kasen Village. Nice shades, Mayor Yumi!

Notice anything new about Orantoiro? Mayor Sakura has implemented some new Fairy Tale style decor around town. So far there is a Fairy Tale Gate, Clock and Lamp Post! Aren’t they cute?

Goofing around on a bench in Orantoiro!

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/5/13 – Boy’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Photo Board and Paper Hats for all!
  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!

 

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わさびの新聞#1

[aka Wasabi News #1.  We are going to try a different, 
weekly format for updates on my ACNL town Wasabi.  
This should leave more room for other non-AC posts.]

Week of 1/27 – 2/2

Wasabi Inaugurates Newly Constructed Lighthouse

Thanks to the hard work of the citizens of Wasabi, and the generous donations of the town’s Mayor Neko, Wasabi has the fortune to inaugurate a new Lighthouse!  Construction began on 1/24/13 and the estimated cost of construction was over ฿370,000.  Many of the residents of Wasabi gathered at the site of the new Lighthouse to celebrate the inauguration on 1/30/13.  Fundraising and construction took only 6 days.

QR Scanning Now Available at Able Sisters

The Able Sisters, Mabel and Sable, are proud to announce that as of 1/27/13, they will now be servicing clients who wish to scan QR codes to create clothing patterns.  Many official Nintendo patterns can be scanned from QR codes that are found on this website.  Popular right now are the K.K. Slider PRO t-shirt design, and the Princess Peach dress.

Welcome New Resident!

The population of Wasabi has been consistently growing, ever since Mayor Neko took over at Town Hall.  The newest resident of Wasabi is a small Monkey named デリ (Derry).  We are proud to announce that Derry was originally a resident of the neighboring village Kasen, but opted to move to Wasabi in hopes of finding larger fish to catch.  Good luck on that quest, Derry!

Floating Objects

Mayor Neko has reported seeing various balloons floating overhead ever since she moved to Wasabi.  She has been diligently been shooting them down and collecting the prizes that these balloons hold.  Mayor Neko has almost completed the Balloon Series, and on 1/29/13 had the luck to find three golden balloons floating overhead.  After shooting this down, she became the first resident of Wasabi to obtain the 3-Way Shot slingshot!  Congratulations Mayor!

Club 444 is NOW OPEN!

Due to the overwhelming demand of the residents of Wasabi, the world famous DJ K.K. Slider has opened up Club 444 in the Wasabi Strip Mall!  Mayor Neko had the residents of Wasabi sign a petition to bring DJ K.K. to Wasabi, and he simply could not refuse the requests of his fans.  Club 444 officially opened on 1/30/13.  DJ K.K. will be spinning house music nightly after 8PM – with the exception of Saturday nights, during which K.K. Slider will be performing an acoustic set.  At the acoustic set, K.K. Slider will entertain song requests by fans as well.  In the afternoons before K.K.’s show starts, Dr. Shrunk can be found in Club 444 performing his “acting” to anyone who will listen.

SAFETY ADVISORY – CONSTRUCTION IN THE STRIP MALL

For all of those who venture to the Wasabi Strip Mall regularly, please use caution when walking on the east side.  A massive construction project began on 1/31/13 at the Able Sisters Shop.  Rumors suggest that the construction is to build a new salon above the clothing store.  While there is much excitement surrounding this, please use caution when walking by, as there is a lot of banging and drilling going on.  Mayor Neko has requested that all visitors please watch their step and look overhead for falling objects.

Public Works: New Bench

In addition to the new Lighthouse of Wasabi, Mayor Neko has also generously funded a quaint bench that can be found on the north east side of Wasabi.  It is yet another Public Work that Mayor Neko has created to bring more life to Wasabi.  The bench construction was completed on 2/1/13 and another Public Works project is in the planning stages.  Please see the Gyroid fundraiser located in the Wasabi Train Station for more details or to contribute.

New DLC at the Post Office

Pelly the Pelican, who works the day shift in the Wasabi Post Office, would like to remind everyone that there is new February DLC available for download.  The new DLC creates an Aurora Borealis – INDOORS!  Please visit the Post Office from 2/1 – 2/28 to receive this exclusive new item!  Mayor Neko, of course, snatched hers up as soon as she could and added it to her Ice Room.  She was quoted saying, “This new item is both beautiful and useful – it could serve well as a security device to block a doorway, while still giving visitors a peek inside the secured room.”

Museum Additions!

After a recent visit from Crazy Redd, a new addition has been donated to the Wasabi Museum by Mayor Neko.  The very first painting has finally been hung on the walls of the Museum!  The painting has been inspected by Blathers and deemed 100% authentic.  After Mayor Neko donated this first artwork, she told the Wasabi News, “I think that Blathers wants to upgrade the Wasabi Museum.  He seemed very pensive after I donated the painting.  I think now that each section of the Museum has at least one exhibit, Blathers will want to add a second floor.  Only time will tell!”

Stalk Market Report

Asking Price for Turnips on 1/27/13:  ฿106

Week’s Analysis:  It appeared that this was a Bear Market Week, with prices dipping as low as ฿47 per turnip.  The highest recorded price of the week was ฿140, which was posted after Mayor Neko had already sold her 200 turnips  in Kasen on 2/1/13, and took a small loss for the week.  Hopefully Joan will have a more favorable asking price on Sunday, 2/3/13.

COMMUNITY PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

A collection of the best photos of the week, as submitted by Mayor Neko!

Kuroi Robo Lamp!

Watch your step – it’s icy out there!

“The turnip prices went down AGAIN??”

Mayor Yumi of Kasen visiting the Wasabi Lighthouse.

Mayor Neko learned a new emotion thanks to Dr. Shrunk!

Fist Pumping! Even the townies dance when DJ K.K. plays the Town Tune Remix!

Pictured from left to right: Ri-Rii, Kitt, King, Mayor Neko, Wendy

PITFALLED!

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!

Welcome to わさび (Wasabi)!

Mayor’s Log

1/12/13

Sleeping in a tent is not good for my back.  No surprise that I wasn’t feeling my best this morning.  For some reason I was repeatedly tripping and falling flat on my face all morning.

Needless to say, my first priority was to give Tom Nook my down payment on an actual house.  I gave him ฿10,000 (yes that’s right, I’ve decided ฿ will be the currency symbol for Bells) and was told that my house would be ready tomorrow.  Not sure how he will manage to construct a house overnight but I’m excited!

I thought that for today it would be nice to get to know the residents of Wasabi.  Unfortunately since I don’t speak the language, I’m struggling to learn their names.  But here’s the current Wasabi Town Census:

  • たいへいた (Taiheita?) – A friendly, large brown Bear.  I’m just going to call him Teddy.
  • 2ごう (2-Go?) – This Squirrel is a familiar face to me.  King Squirt told me that she once lived in Shaolin, and called herself Agent S.
  • リリィ (Ri-Rii) – She is a tall, blue Wolf.  We are neighbors and I see her quite often.
  • キンプ (Kinpu?) – The majestic, royal Lion of Wasabi.  I’ll call him Kingypoo.  The inside of his house looks very regal, he has a throne and everything!
  • ペーター (Paytah) – A delightful young male Deer.  I guess his name is Peter?  We’ll stick with that for now.

I noticed that a piece of land had been sectioned off, meaning that another resident would be moving in soon.  How exciting!

Besides meeting all the townies, I also spent a good amount of time working to improve my town by picking weeds and planting fruit trees.  This apparently pleased my Shih-tsu assistant, because she started raving about how I needed to keep up the good work and obtain 100 points.  Town points?  Mayor points?  I have no idea.  After all this hard Mayor-ly work, I thought it might be nice to unwind.  I spoke with Yumi and she said she could open Kasen’s town gates so I could come and see the K.K. Slider acoustic set, which he performs only on Saturday nights.  Clearly I didn’t want to miss this!  (Especially since we have yet to open up a nightclub in Wasabi…)

The show was great.  Kokuto came along as well.  Here’s just a few photos:

Yumi sure has some sweet dance moves!  She learned how to do a lot of cute moves from a stand-up comedian named Dr. Shrunk.  Unfortunately he only performs for an audience of one, and only works during the day.  My best bet will be to open up my own nightclub in Wasabi if I want to be able to dance like Yumi.  Another addition for my Mayor’s To Do List!

After the show we took a quick trip to Kasen’s Resort Island and played a few Island Tours.  I was able to buy a cute sailor cap.  But now it’s time for bed – my last night sleeping in a tent!

 

1/13/13

Oh Glorious Day!  I have an actual HOUSE now!

Yes, it’s still just as cramped but I have a roof.  And a door.  No more brisk drafty winds for me!  I spoke with Tom Nook and, yesterday he apparently neglected to tell me that I still owed him ฿98,000 for the house.  Ugh.  I figure if I do enough fishing around town, I should be able to pay it off fairly soon.  Then I heard that there was a visitor in town named Joan, who was selling turnips for the stalk market!  Now that’s a good way to make some money!

Unfortunately the buying price for turnips this week was pretty high – ฿108 per turnip.  I opted to just buy ten.  Hopefully I will be able to sell them for a decent profit later this week!

The new resident moved in today.  Her name is ウエンディ(Yu-in-dee?).  She is a yellow Sheep that kind of looks like a piñata.  I think I’ll call her “Windy.”

For most of the day, I was fishing and earning money to pay off my house loan.  (I eventually made it!  Hooray!  Then Tom Nook began saying something about how my house was too small and I should expand it…  I think I agreed.  Most likely will be in debt again tomorrow, but with a larger room in my home!)  But in the afternoon, I popped over to Kasen once again.  Today she had a friend named Zen over, and we all hung out in the well-stocked Kasen Museum.

Have I mentioned that I’ve been taking loads of photos?  But there are just too many to include in my log.  The rest are posted on Flickr.

After having fun at the Museum, I headed back to Wasabi.  There’s always more to explore!  I was hanging out by my house, looking at the waterfall from the edge of the cliff where my house is situated.  I noticed that off to the north was a beach area I hadn’t noticed before.  I’ve decided to call it “Secret Beach.”  I say it’s a secret because there’s only one way to get there – by swimming!  I pulled my wet suit from my closet and braced myself for the freezing ocean water.

I mean, as far as beaches go, Secret Beach isn’t very glamorous.  The train tracks are right above, as well as the metal bridge that the train crosses to get to the next town.  But it’s still special to me ♥.  It’s an exclusive beach that only those who are privy to the info and have the proper equipment can visit!  Since I was swimming around anyway, I started diving for some rare fish and crustaceans.  Now the Wasabi Museum is looking a little better!  It’s nothing like the museum of Kasen but these things don’t happen overnight.  🙂

More to come tomorrow!

Turning Over a New Leaf…

I am one lucky girl.  I happen to have a certain awesome friend who sold me her JP region 3DS!  It arrived in the mail on Friday evening, along with some other goodies.  I don’t think I can EVER collect enough Pokemon stickers!!  Thanks Jenn, you are the absolute best!!  🙂

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Why the Japanese 3DS?  It should be obvious.  So I can FINALLY play Animal Crossing: New Leaf!  It doesn’t matter that I don’t speak the language.  As it is sung in the Disney film Pocahontas, “Listen with your heart, you will understand…”  (If it worked for John Smith, why not me too?)  So without further ado, I shall begin my ACNL journal.  It’s going to be a bit backlogged but I’ll try to keep it as up to date as possible.  Keep checking back!

Mayor’s Log

1/11/13

I have a friend named King Squirt of Shaolin, who is very well connected.  He heard through the grapevine that there was a HUGE job opportunity for someone with “leadership qualities” available in a far away land.  I was told to board a train and I’d find out more when I got there.  While on board, I was questioned by a strange looking dog who began asking me a million questions.  Unfortunately, I had no idea what he was saying, because he was speaking Japanese.  All I told him was, “ねこ (Neko) is my name.  I’m on my way to わさび (Wasabi).”

It was late in the evening when the train pulled into a station and I was greeted by a small reception.

Welcome?

An adorable Shih-tzu began talking to me.  I just tried to smile and nod.  She directed me around town for a bit, and helped me find the real estate agent, Tom Nook.  It occurred to me that there might have been some kind of misunderstanding.  I thought I was going on a job interview, meanwhile these friendly yet incomprehensible animals are setting me up to move into town!  Not wanting to seem rude, I agreed that Tom Nook could set up a tent for me to live in temporarily.  Maybe I’d straighten all this out in the morning.

Or so I thought.  After pitching the tent, I began to wander around the quaint village.  There wasn’t much to speak of, only a Recycling Shop and a Town Hall were set up, with a run-down strip mall at the north side of town, past the train tracks.  The Shih-tzu convinced me to sign some forms that I didn’t understand, and we were whisked off to the town plaza, where she handed me a tree sapling.  Everyone was crowded around us, again I didn’t want to seem rude… so I just went with it.

Turns out I was being sworn in as Mayor of Wasabi!  Well, I guess this is where I’m going to be for a while!  I wanted the job – well I sure got it!  Hopefully I’ll serve as Mayor well enough, despite the language barrier.  My friend King Squirt had mentioned that he had a distant cousin ユミ (Yumi) who lived in the town of かせん (Kasen) not too far from Wasabi, and she too was the Mayor of her town.  I thought maybe I should turn to her for some advice.  Just my luck – the gates of Kasen were open, and I was able to take a train straight there!

Meeting Yumi was a great relief!  She speaks my language, and her town is well developed already!  Yumi had a slew of presents for me, some baskets of peaches, and also was kind enough to give a monetary donation for Wasabi while it’s in this state of transition.  I was so thankful!  She gave me some very useful tools: a silver fishing rod and a silver slingshot!  After we finished the formalities, Yumi showed me to where her house was, greeting her animal townies along the way.  I was amazed by the size of her house!  She had a very large main room, as well as side rooms, an upstairs and a basement!  Thinking back to the measly tent that was waiting for me back in Wasabi, I toyed with the idea of asking her to let me sleep in her exquisite Mermaid Room for a few nights.

After visiting Yumi’s estate, we met up with her husband こくと (Kokuto).  Sorry I don’t know if I spelled his name right, and I can’t remember the name of his town… I forgot to add him as a friend.  Oops – rookie Mayor mistake!  Anyway, we thought we might head over to Club 444, which was featuring a doggy DJ named K.K. Slider spinning house music with a light show.  Honestly, it was amazing – I was in a trance as soon as I walked in.  The music was pumping and my head began to automatically nod to the music.  We all started busting out our best dance moves!

Our next stop was a tropical island to the south of Kasen.  We were escorted by a singing frog.  The music seemed nice enough, but even though I couldn’t understand the song, I got a funny feeling that something wasn’t right with him.  I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any strange behavior.  The island, on the other hand, seemed like a paradise awaiting me.  I heard that the currency on the island was different from what we used in our villages, and so I’d have to complete some Island Tours to earn medals if I wanted to make any purchases.  I was excited for the challenge.

And a challenge it was!

We tried a lot of games, more than I can explain tonight.  But there were a lot of different Island Tours and I can’t wait to try them all.  Balloon popping was my favorite so far.  I hope to somehow convince the singing frog, Kapp’n, to make stops at the dock in Wasabi too.  Add that to my “Mayor’s To Do List.”  We completed so many tours that I was able to purchase a diving suit, which I am very thankful for!  I suspect that most Mayors don’t get to try out diving on their first day!  When we returned to Kasen, we stopped at the coffee shop.  I hear that Yumi occasionally works as a barista there part-time.  I think that sounds fun, it could be a good way to get to know the residents of my town.  I hope I can open a coffee shop in Wasabi someday soon.

It was getting late so I decided I should get back to Wasabi and continue settling in.  When I took another look at my tiny tent, I had second thoughts (and feelings of claustrophobia) and decided to wander around town again.  As I wove through the cherry trees, I noticed a large ball of snow.  I started rolling it around until I spotted another one – aha!  Time to make a snowman!  When I finished constructing the snowman, I was surprised – the snowman shouted [something] out at me!

Hopefully it means something good!  Something about the snowman made me feel more comfortable here in Wasabi.  I’m a little nervous about taking on the role of Mayor of Wasabi, since I don’t know what these cute little animals are saying to me, but I think with a little help I can do it.  As soon as I move out of this tent.  Tomorrow I’ll have a talk with that Tom Nook fellow again and see if I can get him to build an actual house for me.  I’ll be staying here a while.  This Mayor needs an actual roof over her head!  I’ll try to do a better survey of the town tomorrow, and get more familiar with the villagers.

–  Mayor Neko