わさびの新聞#3

Week of 2/10 – 2/16

Festivale Comes to Wasabi!

This week in Wasabi started off with a BANG!  The holiday known as Festivale was in full swing on Sunday, 2/3 and it was a big hit with the villagers!  Everyone was dressed up in their best samba outfits, including Mayor Neko!  She worked hard all day to collect almost every single item in the Pavé Series.  (Editor’s Note:  Mayor Neko has requested that if anyone has a spare Pavé Bed, please send a message to the Wasabi Town Hall.  That is the only furniture item that she has not acquired.)  All of the town enjoyed putting aside their daily chores in favor of collecting feathers and dancing the day away!  For more detailed coverage of the Festivale Holiday, please read the Wasabi News: Festivale Edition! Special issue that was released on 2/12.

During the morning of Festivale, Mayor Neko was surprised to see a young student named Maikochan wandering around Wasabi.  At first Mayor Neko thought maybe the small yellow cat was her intern for the day, and let Maikochan follow her around town.  Luckily, Mayor Neko was able to contact Mayor Mikuro of Orantoiro Village, who opened his town gates so that Maikochan could visit his town.  Unfortunately, as Mayor Neko and Maikochan were boarding the train, the little kitty dropped her train pass.  She ran out to pick it up but the train departed without her.  Mayor Neko felt very sorry for Maikochan afterwards.  However, on Monday, Mayor Neko received a letter from Maikochan, which assured the Mayor that she’d found her own way to the next town.  Attached with the letter was a limited edition pink camera, which Mayor Neko is proudly displaying in her home.

WASABI WELCOMES CELESTE!

After the excitement of Festivale had died down, it was back to business in Wasabi.  Mayor Neko made a great effort to complete another Public Works upgrade for the town.  The most recent change made to Wasabi was the expansion of the Wasabi Museum on 2/12.  Thanks to the diligent work of Mayor Neko donating thousands of dollars worth of fossils, fish, insects and works of art, the Museum Curator Blathers authorized a second floor expansion of the Museum, and invited his younger sister Celeste to join him.  Celeste is now running the Gift Shop of the Wasabi Museum, selling rare tools, carpets, wallpapers and more!  Visit the newly expanded Wasabi Museum today!

In addition to the Gift Shop, Mayor Neko funded the expansion of the upstairs of the Wasabi Museum.  Mayor Neko was given access to four new display rooms to show off more limited edition and exclusive items to the visitors of the Museum.  She is not giving away much information at this time, as these rooms are “works in progress” but the Wasabi News was able to get one exclusive photo of one of Mayor Neko’s display rooms while she was setting it up.

CRAZY REDD VISITS TOWN

Thanks to a stroke of luck, the black market art dealer Crazy Redd was in Wasabi Village on 2/13.  He had four different paintings for sale.  Since Mayor Neko is still not up to snuff when it comes to art history, she recruited the help of Mayor Yumi from Kasen Village to help her determine which painting was real and which ones were fake.  The two Mayors inspected all the artwork very carefully, and the legitimate artwork was decided upon and purchased.  The following day, the painting was shipped to Mayor Neko, and she immediately donated it to the Wasabi Museum.  The Museum is quickly filling up, attracting visitors from all around!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR…

On 2/14, Wasabi Village celebrated their first Valentine’s Day.  While this holiday isn’t quite the same “take-over-the-town production” as Festivale, it is still very sentimental to a lot of people.  Sadly for Mayor Neko, she didn’t realize that Valentine’s Day is very private in Wasabi – town villagers will not walk up to you and ask you to be their Valentine.  Nor does your Valentine wait outside your house to deliver chocolates to you, as King Squirt had once described to Mayor Neko in his town of Shaolin.  Mayor Neko wandered the town all day, wondering if anyone loved her enough to be her Valentine.  Since she and King are such great friends, Mayor Neko had hoped to receive a Valentine from him, but she couldn’t find him all day.

It wasn’t until Mayor Neko checked her mailbox that she discovered not one but TWO Valentine letters waiting for her.  The first was a chocolate cake from Shizue, and the second was a letter from none other than the King, and he had attached a pink rose for her.  Mayor Neko was elated when she realized that she did have admirers, they are just a bit more private about it!

Chocolate Cake!

STALK MARKET SURPRISE

It was shaping up to be another dreadful week in the Stalk Market.  Prices were hovering in the ฿80/turnip range for most of the week.  But on 2/15, Mayor Neko checked the morning turnip prices and was shocked!  The turnip price for the morning had sky-rocketed to ฿457/turnip!  Thanks to the low buying price of ฿94/turnip that was paid on Sunday, Mayor Neko was able to make over ฿300K in profits for the week!  Mayor Neko took to Twitter to announce the extremely high selling price, and Mayor Yumi rushed over to sell her turnips before the price changed to the afternoon price, which was considerably lower.

With a huge chunk of cash in her pockets, Mayor Neko was able to pay off her current house loan, which will allow her to now add a back room to her house.  In addition, the Mayor was also generous enough to donate the funds needed to complete the latest Wasabi Public Work – a Police Station!

WASABI WELCOMES POLICE CHIEF COPPER

The residents of Wasabi can now sleep soundly, knowing that their town is being guarded by one of the top police officers in the region!  Newly separated from his long term partner Booker, Police Chief Copper can be found working at the Wasabi Police Station.  His professionalism is unmatched, and Mayor Neko was quoted saying, “We are very happy to have Chief Copper joining us here in Wasabi.  He inspires confidence every time he salutes me, I know we are in good hands with Chief Copper.”  As soon as he was instated, Chief Copper began displaying items for the Lost and Found.  Mayor Neko claimed that everything belonged to her and snatched up every single item.  Chief Copper did not question the ownership of these items… after all, why would the Mayor lie about such things?

Now that the Police Station is completed, Mayor Neko has started raising funds for a new Windmill.  Please see the Gyroid or ask Shizue at Wasabi Town Hall for more details!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 3/3/13 – Girl’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Dainty cakes will be served!  Yummy!
  • 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!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Derry Photo-Bomb!

Despite all the profits from the Stalk Market this week, Mayor Neko still cannot afford to buy a royal crown.

Hear ye, hear ye!

Valentines ❤

Mayor Neko loves watching the new Cat and Mouse Cartoon Show on her wide screen Kuroi-Robo TV!

“What?? No more holidays until March??”

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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!

Visiting オㇾントィロ!

Mayor’s Log

1/20/13

Today I made a journey to another village.  The Mayor is a really awesome and friendly guy named みくる (Mikuru) and the name of his village is オㇾントィロ (Orantoiro).  I couldn’t wait to visit his town!  I took a ton of photos so I think today I will stick with a photolog format.

Now arriving in Orantoiro!

Our customary “whack each other with a net” greeting.

Some people like to leave their holiday decorations up as long as possible! lol

Admiring his framed photos… and is it just me or does that fish back there look like the Pokemon Gorebyss???

Wow look at all his dinosaurs!

So much gold furniture… and cool Snowman Bingo prizes too!

Mikuru’s Balloon Room – Plus three mannequins!

He gave me some bamboo shoots that I can plant in Wasabi!

Visiting Booker in the Police Station. Check out that black Pitfall Seed in the back!

This bench looks more like modern art!

Net fights in the fancy strip mall of Orantoiro!

Gyroids for days!!

I had so much fun visiting Mikuru!  It was just like we were old friends.  (wink wink)

Being that it was Sunday, I did also pick up some more turnips for the stalk market.  Joan’s price was a ridiculous ฿110 per turnip… I found it hard to control my emotions.

Maybe if we get that nightclub constructed, I’ll be able to express my emotions in a less violent way!  She better not tell my residents about this.  I don’t need a political fiasco on my hands.

1/21/13

Today I found a lovely pink rose hybrid!  I guess Teddy is taking good care of the roses I planted by his house.

The bamboo that I got from Mikuru is growing in nicely.  I plan to have bamboo growing all around the Town Plaza… for now, anyway.

I always try to remember to pick up the fortune cookie at the Nook’s Sons Shop, but it’s not always very note-worthy.  But today I got a cool Midna’s Mask helmet to wear!  Sweet!

I’m gonna stick with my Native American headdress for now though, because I like wearing costumes!  If only I had some moccasins…

What a coincidence!  It just so happens that a certain shop is being built in the strip mall today!  I think construction will take a few days, but I do believe the Shoe Shank shop will be opening here very soon!  They better have some moccasins for me!  😛

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!