Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Candy Dulfer

John B. Marine | 5/06/2020 12:14:00 AM | | | Be the first to comment!
Candy Dulfer is one of the sweetest saxophonists you may ever hear. Not just because of her name, but because she delivers big time. Candy's career is an extensive one with many solid performances of hers with many famous entities in music. I thought initially I had a blog post I worked on previously on her, but it is only now I realize I am making an entirely new post. So are you ready for another blog post of mine here on "John's Blog Space?" This post is about Candy Dulfer. Or at least, my look at Candy Dulfer. Welcome to "John's Blog Space!" This post is about Candy Dulfer.






Candy Dulfer


Time to start another blog post on here. Meet Candy Dulfer:

Candy Dulfer
^ from: (YouTube) - Candy Dulfer is one candy-sweet saxophonist for reasons much more than just her name.

Candy Dulfer is a (born: September 19, 1969)-year old Dutch saxophonist. Hailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Candy has provided some sweet and funky saxophone music. She has also had many different concert performances worldwide starting from her first musical action starting in 1987. A lot of her music career was in various works with the likes of Prince and Dave Stewart among others. Candy has had a number of singles and albums such as "Saxuality," "Candy Store," "Funked Up," and "Together." Candy Dulfer can rock out jazz style solo, but she can also drop some rhymes. Candy is also among a solid clique of talent known as the Ladies of Soul (more on the Ladies of Soul later in this post).

I first heard of Candy Dulfer some time in the late 2000s or early 2010s. She was one of few female saxophonists I could recall. I became attracted to her style of play that I grew to appreciate her talent. Candy Dulfer even did perhaps the best saxophone rendition of one of my personal favorite songs from one of my personal favorite groups- "For the Love of You" by the Isley Brothers. So her appeal is definitely there. Definitely one of the "worth the price of admission" types.

Now about those Ladies of Soul. Well, Candy Dulfer is one of a few ladies on this Ladies of Soul crew. She is joined alongside Glennis Grace, Berget Lewis, Edsilia Rombley. This clique features Candy dropping the lovely saxophone melodies accompanied by the soulfully sweet singing of the Ladies of Soul. Candy-sweet Candy Dulfer saxophone play. Sweet soulful voices from the Ladies of Soul. Does it get any sweeter than this? ;)


More on Candy Dulfer coming up...




Candy Dulfer: Music Samples


Here is a chance for me to showcase Candy Dulfer and her music to you all. This is your chance to hear her perform. So let's get started! I want to thank all of the uploaders who allowed their videos to be embedded.


"Pick Up the Pieces."

This first selected track is her rendition of the classic "Pick up the Pieces." Check this out:


^ Candy Dulfer - Pick Up The Pieces · Sax-a-Go-Go (2008)


"Strasbourg - St. Denis."

This one is not as funky as the previous video, but it is smooth and stylish. Candy plays her heart out while Jan Van Duikeren plays the flugelhorn. Together, they deliver a fabulous performance. Have a listen to this one:


^ Candy Dulfer - Strasbourg - St. Denis


"Lily Was Here."

This is a smooth and romantic piece for you all. It's Candy Dulfer paired with David A. Stewart.


^ Candy Dulfer & David A. Stewart - Lily Was Here


This gives you some perspective on Candy Dulfer's saxophone play. Oh, but wait...


"We're In This Together" (Bonus Video!).

Let me give you one last bit of Candy's saxophone playing while also paying respect to the Ladies of Soul. Listen to this lovely music showcase:


^ Ladies of Soul - We're In This Together (At Home Version)


Okay- no more video samples! Honest! Now for a few closing ideas on this Dutch saxophonist.




Candy Dulfer: Final Thoughts


Candy Dulfer is no doubt one of the finest saxophone talent. Her style is enticing, catchy, and at times... rebellious. Candy is a well-traveled musician who has taken part in many major gigs throughout her career. There is no doubt her personality and style of performing music are amazing. I truly respect Candy Dulfer and her fine music. Though I've made all kinds of puns regarding candy and sweets in this blog post, I truly think she is one of the finest musical talents in the world in all seriousness.


What I Would Tell Candy (if she read this)...

Candy Dulfer, I have long admired your excellent saxophone play. You're quite awesome! You work musical magic with your fine saxophone play. Keep up the great work!


Would I Want to Meet Candy Dulfer?

Absolutely! Candy's talent and her personality are... for a lack of a better term, sweet. Candy sweet.


For More Information...

Learn more about Candy Dulfer by visiting candydulfer.nl. And if you are interested in the Ladies of Soul, check them out at: www.ladiesofsoul.nl.





That's all... I'm done here! So I went back-to-back in blogging about Dutch singers. I go from Caro Emerald's vintage swing-style grooves to Candy Dulfer's funky saxophone play. Where else can you get the sort of "anything and everything" atmosphere of blog topics? Subscribe/Follow in any capacity if you enjoy my work. Until next time... thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

City Fighter vs Street Gang

John B. Marine | 4/25/2020 11:13:00 AM | | Be the first to comment!
What are you going to do when you want orange juice, but your oranges were stolen? You hit the streets and dole out justice on whoever did such a thing! "City Fighter vs. Street Gang" is a 3D brawler experience I had the pleasure of trying out. This mobile brawler game will be reviewed proper by me here on "John's Blog Space." So if you want to know more about this game or my thoughts on it, get ready for a new "John's Blog Space" post!


Before I Begin...

This review is based on the status of the game as of April 24, 2020. The game may have changed if you read this review in a later date.






City Fighter vs. Street Gang


"City Fighter vs. Street Gang" is a game developed by Game Theory Arya's Games. This game has neither the most logical story or some of the most logical content. With that said, let me set up the story.

You play as someone who tried to drink orange juice, but your oranges were stolen by a gang called... the Street Gang. This story, is according to the So it is up to you to defeat this Street Gang in revenge. Doing so will take you on a journey around the city taking on all sorts of thugs and criminals.

When I first looked at "City Fighter vs. Street Gang," I realized it used Unity3D assets from a certain developer (I am leaving the name of the studio undisclosed). The action in the game was of interest as I thought it was pretty cool watching when I was watching a YouTube video. I was thinking this would be a good game to play on a mobile device. It did not seem too challenging or complex, but just enough to suit mobile gamer tastes. So after a good bit of deliberation, I decided to give this game a try.

"City Fighter vs. Street Gang" features low-polygon 3D graphics. A lot of what has been put into this game mostly come from asset packs I've seen for Unity3D to make for a free-to-play game. It is all fairly simple in its execution and design.

Now let me introduce you to this game.


The Basics: Starting Out.

As you start up "City Fighter vs. Street Gang," you may receive a bonus of Oranges. Oranges are the currency of this game and the only currency in this game, and you will need these Oranges to upgrade your character, buy new characters, buy new weapons, and more. You can pay your own real money to buy packs that will grant you more in-game Orange credit. Every six hours, you can claim a bonus prize of Oranges when you start the game up. You also can try your luck and get some bonus gift to help you in your adventure. Most Gifts are only good for the next play. So when you are done with a certain level, it's gone. The game comes in four difficulty levels: Easy (default), Normal, Hard, and Insane.

Characters
Only two characters are available to you when you start the game- a male named Arya and a female named Chunlai. Both have fairly decent stats. Each character has four different color styles you can choose from. Each character is rated for the following:

• Health: the total health of the character.
• Punch Power: the power of the character's punches.
• Kick Power: the power of the character's kicks.
• Weapon Skill: how well the character can use weapons.
• Defense/Defence Skill: the level character's defensive abilities.

You can upgrade each character's abilities by spending Oranges. Each upgrade will help you to be the absolute best fighter. Invest in your Oranges to access stronger characters.

Weapons
Buy weapons to access in the game after smashing crates or from enemies. You have two basic weapons to start with- a baseball bat and a tonfu. You can upgrade weapons or buy new ones. You can upgrade weapon damage (how much damage is dealt with successful hits) and durability (how long the weapon holds up when used). You also can spend Oranges on the rate in which you get a weapon from a busted crate. By default, there is a 25% rate you will get weapons from smashed crates.

Enemies
The enemies in this game are a handful of civilians trying to take you down any way they can. Most levels usually have no more than two enemies on screen at once. Some levels have a wave of enemies that can be defeated easily with one or two attacks. You have to be an equal opportunity brawler as you have to deal with male and female enemies in stages. Defeated enemies will leave behind Oranges or any weapons they may have used or dropped. Some stages have a Boss battle for you to try to beat. Defeat the Boss to clear that level and perhaps that District!


Time to look at game play now.


The Basics: Game Play.

The game has two modes: Hero Mode and Campaign Mode. In Hero Mode, you play a continuous set of stages battling the various enemies. It is sort of a hodgepodge of various levels rather than one consistent theme of levels. Campaign Mode has you take part in the game's main story. The Campaign Mode features six different districts for you to take part in. Once you collect enough Stars in Campaign Mode, you can access later Districts. Or for a hefty price of Oranges, you can unlock later levels. You are free to access the different category of levels on your time. You can also go back to stages you have already cleared to try to get more Stars.

The goal of each stage is to clear the section of its enemies. A gauge in the top or top-left of the HUD shows the progress you've made in each level along with the number of Stars you've collected. You can collect a maximum of three Stars per level. These Stars come from how quickly and efficiently you clear each level. More Stars will unlock later levels in Campaign Mode. When each level (called Streets) is cleared, you can advance to the next stage, restart the stage you just cleared, or go back to the main menu. If you are defeated in any stage, you may either return to the main menu, restart the stage, or [after watching a video] revive. If you choose to revive after being defeated, you can continue your progress without having to restart the level.

You are given commands to move your character and do various actions. The actions include punch, kick, jump, grab, and guard. The attack patterns are fairly basic. However, there are a few basic combo attacks you can use, such as punch-punch-punch-kick. If your character has built up enough offense during the course of a level, he/she will gain a temporary boost in offense. Use this to deal punishment to enemies faster.

One thing you want to be careful of is that you try to always face your enemies when attacking. There is a chance you may be punching and/or kicking and have to turn around to attack the enemy again. So make sure to always try to face your enemy and try not to be too aggressive in rushing attacks. Also be careful in watching where crates fall from the sky. There is a good chance a crate may randomly fall on you. So you may want to keep moving and try to avoid getting hit by the falling crates.


Now that you have a basic view of the game, it is time I offer a review based on my play. But first, here is one special note I'd like to make:

One Special Note...

This game is free-to-play, but there are ads strewn about. Usually after clearing each level, you are given an ad almost immediately after you claim your reward for clearing a level. You can remove these ads by paying a small one-time fee of $0.99 USD. If you want to play this game without the ads, it seems required to pay this small fee to enjoy this game without being bombarded with ads. Ads can still be displayed if you request to see them. This game is completely free-to-play, but it might as well be a paid game of $0.99 USD just to remove ads.


Review time. Next section, please...




City Fighter vs. Street Gang: Final Thoughts


While its name may not sound appealing and while the game may seem basic, "City Fighter vs. Street Gang" is actually pretty fun. The game seems repetitive a lot of times, but it is not entirely boring. It does not have a very engaging storyline. Anyone expecting this game to be a serious throwback or something completely groundbreaking will be disappointed playing this game. If you are looking for a more than decent brawler that is plenty fun to play, you might want to give "City Fighter vs. Street Gang" a try. The biggest annoyance of this game is its repetitive ads. So if you do ANYTHING with this game, I recommend you pay the one-time fee to remove ads to this game. You will get through the game faster and more fluidly than if you let the ads stay.

I otherwise think this is a very good brawler. It isn't a great mobile-type brawler like "Fist Puncher" or "Fist of Awesome," but this game will occupy your time fairly well. This game can be completed fairly well without needing to spend real money to get a monetary boost. The graphics are quite good and with a fairly okay soundtrack. Nothing about "City Street vs. Street Gang" is anything fantastic. At the same time, though, it is not an entirely boring game. Do not expect this game to challenge legendary brawlers like the Final Fight series or the Streets of Rage series. It's sort of in the middle. I say give this game a chance.


Video Preview.

Take a look at "City Fighter vs. Street Gang" with this video preview:


^ City Fighter vs Street Gang


For More Information...

Visit www.aryasgames.com to learn more about "City Fighter vs. Street Gang" and to see their other content.





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Friday, April 24, 2020

Fantastic Cats

John B. Marine | 4/24/2020 12:46:00 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!
Ever wonder about the unique mindset of cats? Well, "Fantastic Cats" allows you to spy in on cats, wondering what they really think. Can you unlock the secret abilities and personalities of each cat? That is for you to figure out in the amazing world of "Fantastic Cats!" This blog post features a brief review based on playing this game for a couple of days.






Fantastic Cats


"Fantastic Cats" is a casual cat game by a Korean developer named DazzlePlay, Inc. In "Fantastic Cats," you are a blogger looking to try to provide an intimate look into the minds of various cats. You play the role of a blogger trying to blog about the Fantastic Behaviors of cats. Can you try to help this blogger recognize this vision? Placing food and toys around your cafe will help lure some cats to play. The real joy comes in trying to discover the Fantastic Behaviors of these cats.

"Fantastic Cats" may seem a lot like "Neko Atsume" at first, but this game is more about exploring the minds and talents of cats rather just than try to collect multiple cats. You find out about cats based on toys you place in your yard. Once a cat enjoys a certain toy, you begin to sense certain personality aspects about them. You must then try to further learn about their personalities and special traits with more toys. More cats will eventually find your yard and play around with toys and eat. It is all up to you to try to find out what is all in the minds of these cats!


The Basics.

You begin with one toy and attracting one cat. You will need to place cat food in your yard in order to attract cats. You then proceed to add more toys and items to your yard. Items can be purchased using either Gold Coins or Dazzle Tokens. More interesting items can be purchased using Dazzle Tokens. If you have enough real money, you can purchase Gold Coins or Dazzle Coins using your own real money.

What are these "Fantastic Behaviors," anyways? Well, they are unique abilities each cat has that you are trying to expose. You only know what such Fantastic Behaviors are if the cats play with their favorite toys. If you seem to be in a hurry to try to discover Fantastic Behaviors, try feeding cats Catnip. The chances, however, are not very high you will discover Fantastic Behaviors with Catnip. You have a 30% chance of discovering Fantastic Behaviors with regular Catnip, and you have a 50% chance of discovering Fantastic Behaviors if you have Luxury Catnip.

After midnight, the in-game blog will be updated featuring pictures taken of various Fantastic Behaviors and other pictures. You earn Subscribers and Gold Coins based on your progress and in your observations. You will earn bonus material based on consectutive days looking into Fantastic Cats. So it is best you play the game some time after midnight to gauge your progress. You can connect via Google Play Games, Facebook, and Twitter.




Fantastic Cats: Final Thoughts


I have reviewed three different mobile cat games this month, "Fantastic Cats" being the third. Of the three, I must say that I didn't enjoy "Fantastic Cats" as much as I did "Furistas Cat Cafe" or "Neko Atsume." The pace of this game game is too slow and not really as rewarding. It is tough to acquire money without having to spend real money just for in-game credit. The concept and the appeal are there in this game. I even enjoy the cute meow sounds when browsing the cats. The background song is nice. I am kind of hit-and-miss on the cats. They either look extremely mean or feel like I am invading their privacy. In the long run, I just couldn't enjoy this game too much to where I would want to play it again or recommend it to anyone. It is a nice experience, but it could have been a lot better to me.


Video Preview.

This video is of "Fantastic Cats," that I reviewed in this blog post:


^ 신비한 고양이 사전 - Fantastic Cats


For More Information...

To learn more about "Fantastic Cats" or to see some of their other games, visit: dazzleplay.co.kr/.





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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Furistas Cat Cafe

John B. Marine | 4/23/2020 11:24:00 PM | | | Be the first to comment!
Ever wanted to own your own cafe? What about taking care of cats? Furistas Cat Cafe lets you do both! This is a game that allows you to connect customers with cats. How cool is that? Or I'll tell you how cool in this blog post. This is my own review of "Furistas Cat Cafe" here on "John's Blog Space."






Furistas Cat Cafe


There are some cat cafes in real life. Such cafes allow for customers to not only enjoy good food and good drinks, but they also get to play around with many cats. One game allows you to run your own cat cafe. That game is called "Furistas Cat Cafe" by a studio called Runaway Play. In "Furistas Cat Cafe," you are in charge of your own cat cafe. Your job is to take in adopted and stray cats and let them connect with visitors. You must also take care of your cat cafe while also taking care of the cats and your customers. It is a lot of work, but you can do it!

I learned of "Furistas Cat Cafe" after seeing some recommended games after I looked at "Neko Atsume." I thought the concept of this game was adorable and wanted to give it a try. I therefore tried out this free game to prepare a review based on my current progress in the game. It was even listed as an Editor's Choice pick, so I'm sure it had to be worth a look-see.

"Furistas Cat Cafe" is available for Android and iOS. It is a free game with in-app purchases and ads.


The Basics.

The game gives you one cat to begin with and some early options for furnishing your cafe. Your job is try to please your visitors by giving them a cat to play with. Customers have specific preferences as for what kind of cat they prefer playing with. However, giving any visitor any cat (regardless of customers' preferences) is enough to help nurture cats and level them up. Some cats may even be starved for attention and need some cuddling to help them feel better. You also have to cater to the needs of keeping the establishment clean while also providing meals for customers. As business goes along, more cats and more items become available. Do everything you can to please both your cats and your customers.

The cats themselves are the stars in "Furistas Cat Cafe." Each cat features their own personalities as well as a handful of adorable animations. They happily play around the cafe and even sleep. Perhaps more adorable than the cats themselves are the customers who cuddle and play with the cats. Being so loved and humbled is so sweet to watch in this game. If anything, just seeing the unique bond between human and cat is worth even watching this game, let alone play it.

When a customer is done cuddling a cat you hooked them up with, a reward is left behind. These rewards are mostly Hearts to help level up cats. These rewards depend on the cuddle time a customer spends with a cat. The longer the cuddling, the more Hearts can be earned. These Hearts can then be used to nurture cats. When their level improves, they can be cuddled and played with for longer. When enough Hearts have been collected, you win a Basket. These Baskets are filled with items and rewards. You must wait a certain amount of time to claim the items within each basket. Or if you want to expedite the claim process, you must either spend some KittyKash or watch a video. Watching a video will knock off about 30 minutes of the delivery time. Any Baskets currently being delivered means other baskets will have to be unlocked with KittyKash while the original basket in the queue is being delivered. So it's best you close the application and not play it for a few hours or so if you want to get your rewards. Daily Baskets can also be obtained. You can double your earnings from these daily Baskets by watching a video.

There are daily tasks to complete each day. Completing all of the tasks for the day will grant you the most rewards. So be sure to play daily to maximize your earnings and rewards. There are also some unique promotions that you can take advantage of to gain extra goods. For example, there may be an event that will allow you to multiple your Fish earnings to have more in able to unlock new cats or level up certain cats.

As you progress through the game, you will unlock more content. This content includes more cats, more furniture, an expanded cafe, and more. Your cafe will also be much busier as you try to keep entity happy along with keeping the cafe clean. It is a good idea to take part in following the social media platforms of "Furistas Cat Cafe" to win extra KittyKash. KittyKash can be tough to come by unless you pay your own money to gain extra credits.


Now for some Final Thoughts after playing this game for a good bit in just a couple of days...




Furistas Cat Cafe: Final Thoughts


"Furistas Cat Cafe" is an adorable game offering cute cats and a fairly challenging casual game experience. This is a wonderful game as you are able to connect with your cats and your customers. There is not really any feeling of needed grinding. The cats are the stars in this game, and they have some adorable animations! Even more adorable is how sweet and loving the cafe customers are in playing with cats. It is as if they really care and are easily enamored by the cuteness of these cats. The game gets a bit tougher once business starts going well. "Furistas Cat Cafe" is a fun casual game experience I think even non-cat lovers can appreciate. It is such a sweet game that can be relaxing and enjoyable. It will surely keep you busy for a good amount of time.


Video Preview.

Time to give you a preview of this game. Usually, I discuss the game and then offer a video of it. So here is a look at this game after I've introduced and reviewed it to you all:


^ Furistas Cat Cafe Trailer


For More Information...

You can learn more about "Furistas Cat Cafe" by visiting www.furistascatcafe.com. Remember you can get this game on Android or iOS for free.





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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Caro Emerald

John B. Marine | 4/21/2020 07:42:00 AM | | | Be the first to comment!
Caro Emerald is an electro swing singer. She brings old time jazzy melodies with a punch of modern beats. I learned of her watching a fashion video on YouTube. This video takes a look at Caro Emerald and her fine music and style. Perhaps I may interest you in her fine musical work with this post. Let's begin!






Caro Emerald


More about Caro Emerald coming up. But first...

Caro Emerald
^ from: (Discogs) - Get to know Caro Emerald- an electro swing singer who brilliantly merges old time jazzy melodies with modern beats.

Caro Emerald is the stage name of (born: April 26, 1981)-year old Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw. This Dutch singing diva from Amsterdam, Netherlands was one I discovered when I heard a song from when I did my fashion blog post on Stop Staring! Designs. I was compelled listening to a song she did in which I wanted to hear more of her music on YouTube. Caro Emerald is signed under the label Grandmoon Records. Caro remains active on the singing circuit having started back in 2007. Her first hit was "A Night Like This." In 2009, she would deliver another smashing song with "Back it Up." Her first album was released in 2010 and was called "Deleted Scenes From the Cutting Room Floor," and it was a great hit. Caro has since put on many great performances at concerts and various other functions.

Caro Emerald is known for delivering old-style jazzy singing with a sweet modern twist. The moment I heard "Back it Up," I was in love! That song was such a banger! I later went on to try to hear some of her other songs. My subscription to her on YouTube was surely warranted. Speaking of her music...




Music Samples of Caro Emerald


Here are some samples of this vintage style singer:


"Back It Up."

This was the first song of hers that got me into her. Have a listen to this catchy and fun electro swing song. Trust me- it is a VERY fun and catchy song! It is natural to groove to a feel-good style song like this! Hear for yourself:


^ Caro Emerald - Back It Up (Official Video)


"That Man."

Here is another song of hers with a fun vintage style. Have a listen to this:


^ Caro Emerald - That Man (Official Video)


"A Night Like This."

The final song I want to showcase is this. While the video seems outside of the realm of Caro Emerald and her singing style, the song is still remotely in the same vein as her music style. It has a style that is a bit more modern while still having somewhat of a 1950s style vibe to it. It also seems like a song that you'd hear in a musical. Try this tune:


^ Caro Emerald - A Night Like This (Official Video)


Now you know about her singing.




Caro Emerald: Final Thoughts


To me, Caro Emerald is an amazing performer. Her old style of singing merged with modern beats makes her music fun to listen to. It is like she takes you back to the 1950s with her jazzy electro swing style music. She does so in a charming and catchy way. Caro Emerald's singing is a stylish convergence of old time 1950s style jazz melodies with a 21st Century kick. She may be an emerald; but to me, she is as beautiful and as charming as a diamond. Truly a one-of-a-kind singing talent.


If Caro is Reading This...

You do a great job, and I enjoy your music completely! Keep up the great work with all you do.


Would I Like to Meet Caro?

Sure! She seems very fun and is an incredible singer.


Bonus Video!

Here is one more video of Caro Emerald. This time, the aforementioned video where I first learned of her and when I began to love hearing "Back It Up":


^ Stop Staring! fashion show

To view the blog post I made about Stop Staring! Designs, please visit this post in my fashion/beauty blog: "Stop Staring!" (StyleSpace by JBM).


For More Information...

Learn more about Caro Emerald by visiting her official website at: www.caroemerald.com. From there, you can connect through the different profiles of hers including Spotify and YouTube.





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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Neko Atsume

John B. Marine | 4/01/2020 08:29:00 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!
Neko Atsume by Hit-Point Co., Ltd. is about collecting cats. #NekoAtsume is a cat-collecting game I recently downloaded to my tablet PC. Can you be a Neko Atsume master? This blog post is my look and review of this very popular mobile game. So if you're ready for another post of mine, I'd like to welcome you [back(?)] to "John's Blog Space!" Let's go!






Neko Atsume


So what is this "Neko Atsume?" Let me fill you in!


^ from: (Amazon) - Become a world-class cat collector in Neko Atsume!

Neko Atsume is a cat-collecting game first released in October 20, 2014 by Hit Point Co., Ltd. Neko Atsume translates from Japanese as "Cat (Neko) Collection (Atsume)" in English. The goal of Neko Atsume is to collect cats to play in your yard. Doing so requires you to have a bunch of items for cats to play with. More importantly, though, you need to feed your cats in addition to letting them come into your yard. As the cats come to your yard to eat and play, You'll need to keep them entertained long enough so you can get bonuses from them when they leave.

"Neko Atsume" is available for iOS and Android devices. Oh... and did I mention this game is absolutely free?



Neko Atsume: Playing the Game


Now let me explain some of the finer points of the game. This is all you need to know about trying to maximize your Neko Atsume experience.


Tutorial.

Before you can begin being a cat-collecting master, you must first take part in a tutorial. The tutorial offered shows you the basics of buying Goodies and attracting cats. The tutorial is fairly easy to learn, so do not worry about facing anything totally advanced.


The Goodies.

All goodies you buy are in the currency of Fish. More special items are spent using Gold Fish. You need both kinds of Fish to purchase items from the Shop. The first visible items are food items. Your first food is Thrifty Bitz, but you can buy other kinds of cat food. The many things you can buy are various toys, sleeping items, cat gyms, and more. What you add to your yard can make a difference in attracting as many cats as possible. So try to purchase various items as your finances will allow. If you can, you may have to grind a bit to get some of the more interesting Goodies.


The Cats.

The cats are the stars of "Neko Atsume!" There are a total of about 66 cats to collect in this game. Attracting cats will take a good amount of work. Every cat that has visited your yard can be displayed in your Catbook. Basic information will be shown as to the collection date of that cat. More information on each cat that has visited your hard are shown in an additional screen. The cat's name, personality, power level, visits, and top 3 goodies are shown. You can also view your album of the specific cat if you saved pictures (more on this later in the post). You can even change the name of each cat if you like from the Catbook.

When a cat enters your yard, it will play around with whatever items that interest him/her. For example, you may see a cat roll around grasping a rubber ball. You will find that the cat will enjoy certain items more than others. Use those items to ensure your cat will keep coming to your yard to play. While you do want your cats to return and love your yard, you want to try to get more cats to visit. So keep purchasing different kinds of items to attract different cats.

Try to win the friendship of cats to try to earn special gifts. Once your cats leave, they will thank you by offering Gifts to you. You can accept these gifts to help keep you in the mood of collecting cats or buying more expensive Goodies. The ultimate form of flattery from cats is when they offer you Mementos. A cat has to really enjoy coming to your yard to want to offer you a Memento. Try to gain Mementos from all cats if you can!


Other Considerations.

There are a few things to take note of as you play the game. Here are a few of those considerations:

• It is good practice to play the game at certain intervals. Suspend or close "Neko Atsume" and come back around certain intervals. Anywhere between 10-15 minutes away from the game will allow for a certain amount of time for cats to visit and play in your yard. You can even play the game hours from suspending/closing "Neko Atsume." This may give you the best chance to collect enough Gifts from multiple cats.

• You can take a picture of any cat in your yard by going to Menu and then Camera. Tap on the cat you want to take a picture of. Adjust the size of the camera view if you like. If a cat is playing, you may need to try to find the best pose that cat makes in order to take the best possible picture. Once you have taken a picture you like, confirm to add it to that cat's album or to your Free Album. It is recommended to save pictures of individual cats to their own album. You can also take a picture of your entire yard- cats, goodies, and all- to be saved on your device through its Gallery. If you are not happy with a yard picture, take another. Just delete any copies of Gallery images you don't like from photographing your entire yard.

• If you see a new cat appear in your yard, it is best to take a picture of it to add to your Album. Taking a picture of a cat will help identify it as well as let you know you actually spotted the cat in your yard.

• If you are in a pinch for more currency, you can exchange your Fish for Gold Fish, and you can exchange Gold Fish for normal Fish. You can get 10 Gold Fish by exchanging 500 normal Fish. Ten Gold Fish can be exchanged for 250 Normal Fish. You can also use real money or your app store balance to purchase Gold Fish. You can purchase up to 300 Gold Fish using your own money or with app store credit.

• When buying cat food, you can buy only one pack of that food. For an added fee, you can purchase any good (excluding Frisky Bitz) in bulk. This will allow you to purchase other kinds of cat food in a pack of three. Replace your cat food when it gets low.

• Not all Goodies can be placed in all areas. Some Goodies can be placed in certain parts of your yard. Check for icons that have an "S" to them or an "L" to them. The "S" items are small items; the "L" items are large items. You know where you can place certain Goodies.

• To maximize your cat collecting potential, you will need to expand your yard. This will require you to buy the Yard Expansion item. Purchasing the Yard Expansion will allow you to have more areas to place your Goodies in and to allow more cats to enter your yard. You also will be able to change your yard to personalize your yard upon purchasing the Yard Expansion. Be warned- this is NOT cheap! You will need 180 Gold Fish to buy the Yard Expansion and to access the Yard feature!


Now for my final thoughts on playing "Neko Atsume."




Neko Atsume: Final Thoughts


"Neko Atsume" is one of the most adorable and addicting games ever produced. As a cat lover, I can not begin to tell you how much playing this game makes me happy. I can't help but smile even going through the menus- let alone just looking my yard! The cats that come into your yard are all totally cute! All of the action in this game is on a chill level. The curious nature of cats adds to the appeal of wanting to collect as many of these cats as you can. Fuel their curiosity and channel their cuteness to enjoy this experience as much as possible. Nothing is even remotely frustrating about this game. "Neko Atsume" has total downloads in the ten millions for good reason. The reasons why you may want to avoid this game is if: you don't like cats, you aren't intrigued to try to get more cats to visit your yard, or if you don't want to play a game that makes you smile or have a chortle (a light laugh). "Neko Atsume" can be excellent therapy. And considering the insanity in today's world of late, that is a great thing. So go download "Neko Atsume" if your Android or iOS device can install it. DEFINITELY recommend!


For More Information...

Learn more about "Neko Atsume" by visiting www.nekoatsume.com. Or check this out:



Happy cat collecting! :)





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Thursday, March 19, 2020

At Home in Houston

John B. Marine | 3/19/2020 10:51:00 AM | | | Be the first to comment!
Coldwell Banker Realty presents "At Home in Houston"- featuring homes for sale in the greater Houston-Galveston area. It is a half-hour paid programming show featuring homes in this community. Houston area home buyers have a television show like this to serve as an outlet to help purchase a new home. For this blog post, I figured I'd bring this show to light and offer some thoughts about it. Here goes another post on "John's Blog Space" for your viewing pleasure.






At Home in Houston


If you are looking for a new home in the Houston-Galveston area, "At Home in Houston" may be able to help you find your first home or new home. Hosted by Varonnica, she introduces you each week to the available homes for sale through Coldwell Banker Realty. Coldwell Banker is one of the premier realtors not only in the United States, but the entire world. So the featured homes are of distinct quality ranging from simple homes to luxurious mansions.

Episodes of "At Home in Houston" feature various homes around the Houston-Galveston area. Each home is its own star, complete with information on the home itself, its location, various pictures of the property, the asking price for the home, and the Coldwell Banker agents wanting to provide you a tour of that home. There is usually one Coldwell Banker agent for each house, but there may sometimes be multiple agents wanting to tell you about certain featured homes. The featured homes have a lot of different pictures to show you the property being offered for sale. A description of each home is given by one of two voice over talents. You also get to see where in the Houston-Galveston area you can find each home. Some homes do not have prices disclosed to them. Instead, prices for some homes are offered by request. In case you missed any of the homes featured in each episode or want to see them again, there is a Coldwell Banker Recap showcasing each of the homes in that episode of "At Home in Houston." These recaps show only the first picture of each home followed by the pricing information, location, agent(s) selling the home, and more.


"At Home in Houston" vs. "Hot On! Homes.

If you read my past post regarding "Hot On! Homes," there is a difference between the two programs. "Hot On! Homes" primarily features different communities, as opposed to individual homes. "At Home in Houston" features individual homes for sale in different communities. "Hot On! Homes" has various communities with different builders and different realtors. "At Home in Houston" exclusively features homes sold by Coldwell Banker with homes built by various builders.


My Thoughts.

One thing I like about this show is that it doesn't discriminate between only showing beautiful and expensive homes. A home on the show can be featured for any range of prices. I saw one house on one episode sell for $1.2K USD that was small and suited more for a college student wanting an inexpensive house. Some houses admittedly can be made better with upgrades and may need some extra work to get the houses into better shape. The house descriptions will even make note of this and tell you during the program. Conversely, I saw one home on the show sell for as much as $2.25M USD that was a mansion and for the "I Made It" executive crowd. The various homes in the Houston-Galveston area are very interesting to know they exist in the area. Personally, I enjoy watching this show just to see various lovely homes of different price points.


Video Previews.

I have two sample videos for you. The first is a sample of a featured home, and the other is a full episode. This will help show you how the show operates.

Home Sample:

^ 2073 FM 3186 Onalaska, TX | ColdwellBankerHomes.com

Episode Sample:

^ At Home in Houston 2-16-20

Now you have some perspective on this show thanks to these two videos.


For More Information...

"At Home in Houston" does not have its own website or any real social media connections. However, you can visit coldwellbankerhomes.com for more information.





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Hot On! Homes

John B. Marine | 3/19/2020 10:43:00 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!
"Hot On! Homes" features fine housing properties around Texas. I've seen this show for a few years on Houston-Galveston area TV for a couple of years. Now is my chance to review this show. Find out what I think about seeing the fabulous homes and communities featured on this show by checking out this blog post!






Hot On! Homes


"Hot On! Homes" is a lifestyle show showcasing various homes and various communities. This is to help prospective homeowners to either find their dream home or even look to move into a dream home. The show even features resources to help people shop for homes or even look to find advice towards building (as opposed to buying a pre-made) home. There is even an exclusive service to Hot On! Homes viewers to shop for new homes. This has been a production based in Dallas, Texas, USA; and it was in December 10, 2017 in which they aired their 1,000th episode.

Here in the Houston-Galveston area, "Hot On! Homes" was previously aired on ABC 13 Houston at around 10:30 AM on Saturday mornings. It is nowadays mostly aired on CW39 Houston and aired at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings on that channel. This show actually tends to alternate between ABC 13 and CW 39 here in Houston. "Hot On! Homes" is NOT exclusive to the Houston-Galveston area. There are also "Hot On! Homes" episodes featuring communities and homes in other parts of Texas. So for example, there is a "Hot On! Homes" for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the San Antonio area, and even around Austin. "Hot On! Homes" itself is a Dallas-Fort Worth production.

The show was once hosted by just Natalie Woods. The show these days is nowadays co-hosted by Natalie Woods and Ron Corning. Natalie provides some insight on home shopping and even helping finance for new homes. There are even some episodes where a viewer question ia answered by real estate professionals. Each featured community features each community with prices for properties in the area along with how many square feet of property each location has. Various builders are mentioned, such as D.R. Horton.


I enjoy watching this show honestly. It amazes me just the various communities showcased and the different homes within those areas.


Video Preview.

Here is a full-length episode to show an example of this show. I wanted to find a shorter example, but I basically can find a complete episode. Just view a few minutes of this video just to get an idea what the show is all about. Take a look:


^ Hot On! Houston Show (Airdate 6/15/19)

If you like this sample video, take a look at the next section to learn more about this show.


For More Information...

Learn more about "Hot On! Homes" by visiting www.hotonhomes.com. If you want to shop for a new home in the featured markets of this show, visit the website to learn more on how to take part in certain programs and services to help find your new home.





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YOLO TX

John B. Marine | 3/19/2020 10:30:00 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!
You Only Live Once. That's what "YOLO" stands for. One show is all about showcasing some of the amazing things Texas has to offer. That show is called "YOLO TX." This show features Texas awesomeness with a casual, yet informative TV program. So if you're interested in this show and want some thoughts on it, allow me to post this blog post for your enjoyment. Welcome to "John's Blog Space!"






YOLO TX


Here in Houston-Galveston, "YOLO TX" is a half-hour lifestyle that airs on CW39 Houston at 8:30 AM on Sundays. This is an entertaining show showcasing various happenings, attractions, and other events around the state of Texas. The production of YOLO TX is based in San Antonio, Texas, USA. If there is any cool places or attractions that Texas has to offer, you will see it on "YOLO TX." There are five different hosts of this program- Aerin Carreno, Ariel Monte, Jay B. Sauceda, Tessa Andrade, and Kyle Spishock.

I honestly have not seen as many episodes of "YOLO TX" to make a complete review, but I will say that what I have seen has nothing short of entertaining. This is really a fun show talking about some amazing and intriguing attractions in Texas. It is a different kind of lifestyle show that has the various co-hosts get involved hands-on with the different venues and experiences Texas has to offer. This is a very cool program to watch if you have any interest in finding out what entertainment attractions make Texas such a great place. Same applies to any number of Texas cities that you may want to check out or be interested in. Either way, "YOLO TX" will not disappoint you in any manner. Must-see TV for sure.


For More Information...

You can learn more about YOLO TX, even including watching full episodes, at yolotx.com.


Video Preview.

This video gives you an idea of what "YOLO TX" has to offer:


^ What is YOLO TX TV?





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Check This Out Houston

John B. Marine | 3/19/2020 10:15:00 AM | | | | Be the first to comment!
Check this out, Houston! From Houston happenings to consumer advice, this program has it all with plenty of entertainment and info to share. This is a monthly lifestyle show aired on ABC 13 here in Houston. I will be sure to showcase this show to you all in my blog.

Before I Begin...

I chose to make this blog post independently. I was not contacted by anyone or anything to create this post about this topic. All opinions are my own.






Check This Out Houston


Check this blog post out!

Whn you live in a city as huge and as diverse as Houston, Texas, USA; it can be tough trying to learn of some of the finer things to do around town. So you need a show that gives you the low-down on what all is happening in the awesome city (or maybe I'm biased) of Houston. One show on TV to check out is "Check This Out Houston." "Check This Out Houston" is a lifestyle show aired monthly on ABC 13 here in Houston. This show is hosted by Katishia Costley (better known as Kat Cosley)- as in the same Kat who hosted "Deals" on Live Well Network (now ABC Localish). She provides her own reporting and discussion regarding the various Houston happenings along with extra advice. So in a way, "Check This Out Houston" combines a look at various happenings in Houston along with the consumer information of "Deals" into one half-hour monthly TV program. There have been a few promotions made with the show. Earlier installments (for example) of "Check This Out Houston" featured a water-based carpet cleaning service. These days, promotions have been made for Innovative Lasers of Houston (as in March 2020), a unique FDA-approved technological advancement promising losing a number of pounds within a few weeks through a number of individual sessions. This show has something for everyone. (IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING: I might actually blog about Innovative Lasers of Houston in the future.)

To say the least, Kat Cosley does a great job reporting on and discussing various happenings and in some consumer advice. As usual, Kat Cosley delivers her own personality into her segments- smiling sweetly and providing an air of positive energy. She confidently expresses her personality with each featured segment on the show. Even a monthly show such as this one provides so much to people wanting to know about the latest happenings in Houston or even to gain valuable consumer advice. So be sure to check out "Check This Out Houston" on ABC 13 here in the Houston-Galveston area when it airs. If you miss an episode or certain segments, you can see past episodes on ABC Localish or through the "Check This Out Houston" website.


Video Preview.

Now that I have discussed this program, here is a sample of "Check This Out Houston" for you all...



Hopefully this convinces you about this show.


For More Information...

Want to check out "Check This Out Houston?" Check this link out, then: checkthisouthouston.com.





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