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Ichigo and Batou

OB Portal 2 Contest

So the OB is doing a portal contest right now that you should totally get over and check out.


- Entrants must answer the question "If you had a portal gun, what would you do with it?"
- Answers should be in the form of recorded messages, no more than 60 seconds long.
- The recordings should be emailed to
- No staff may enter the competition (regular members only).
- Competition closes on Tuesday, 9th of August 2011.
- Prize is a copy of Portal 2 on the winner's platform of choice (i.e. Xbox 360, PS3 or Steam).
- The winner will be announced on the OB Podcast and their winning entry will be played. We will directly contact the winner via email to confirm their game preference, address, etc...

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Cause all the cool kids are doing it.

Here is Ichigo's Engram whatchamacallit:

Your result for The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test...

1- the Perfectionist

Thanks for taking the test !

you chose CZ - your Enneagram type is ONE (aka "The Reformer").

"I do everything the right way"

Perfectionists are realistic, conscientious, and principled.

They strive to live up to their high ideals.

How to Get Along with Me

• Take your share of the responsibility so I don't end up with all the work.

• Acknowledge my achievements.

• I'm hard on myself. Reassure me that I'm fine the way I am.

• Tell me that you value my advice.

• Be fair and considerate, as I am.

• Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.

• Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.

What I Like About Being a ONE

• being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal

• working hard to make the world a better place

• having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself

• being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do

• being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions

• being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people

What's Hard About Being a ONE

• being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met

• feeling burdened by too much responsibility

• thinking that what I do is never good enough

• not being appreciated for what I do for people

• being upset because others aren't trying as hard as I am

• obsessing about what I did or what I should do

• being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously

ONEs as Children Often

• criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others

• refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect

• focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers

• are very responsible; may assume the role of parent

• hold back negative emotions ("good children aren't angry")

ONEs as Parents

• teach their children responsibility and strong moral values

• are consistent and fair

• discipline firmly

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele, The Enneagram Made Easy. Discover the 9 Types of People.

Harper: San Francisco, 1994, 161 pages

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Personality test

Cause everyone is doing it. Here are Ichigo's results.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results

Extraversion |||||||||||||| 54%
Stability |||||||||||||||| 62%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||| 66%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||||| 56%
Intellectual |||||||||||||| 58%
Mystical |||||| 30%
Artistic |||||| 30%
Religious || 10%
Hedonism |||||||||||||||| 70%
Materialism |||||||||||| 43%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 43%
Humanitarian |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 50%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 50%
Romantic |||||||||||||| 56%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Wealth |||||||||||| 50%
Dependency |||||||||||| 43%
Change averse |||||||||| 36%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||| 30%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Peter pan complex |||| 16%
Family drive |||||||||||| 50%
Physical Activity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 43%
Paranoia |||||| 23%
Vanity |||||||||||||| 56%
Honor |||||||||||| 43%
Thriftiness |||||||||||| 50%

Stability results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

Extraversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.

trait snapshot:
clean, organized, regular, self reliant, tough, positive, high self control, very good at saving money, dislikes chaos, resolute, realist, trusting, hard working, dislikes unpredictability, prefers a technical specialized career, not worrying, respects authority, enjoys leadership, finisher, normal, optimistic, controlling, prudent, modest, adventurous, does not like to be alone, intellectual, likes the unknown, very practical, high self esteem, assertive, perfectionist, busy, altruistic

Updates while traveling to Japan

I just wanted to let you all know that I will be doing a lot of posting of my Japan travels. But guess what? I'm only going to take the time to do them in one place, my site. So bookmark and check daily.



Ichigo's Travels Part 1: Moving out through New York City

Well, since I'm being harangued by my listeners, here is my overdue first post on my travels around the states.

First step was moving out. I had a lot of stuff to sell.

I was able to sell a lot of it, and then donated what they would take and threw the rest away. All my remaining possessions (including my motorcycle) was stored in a 10'x10' storage unit. It was both sad and liberating.

The day after I left my townhouse I flew out to Rochester, NY. I stayed with my friend Darren and his wife Kelly in Batavia, NY.

I hung out around town for a day, and then Darren and I drove up to Niagara Falls. Funny thing about Niagara. The American side is totally run down, dirty and dying, whereas the Canadian side is built up, clean and lively. We stayed on the American side for 10 minutes before jumping back in the truck and driving across the border. We walked around town, did the "behind the falls" tour, bought some Cuban cigars (because you can) and drove up towards Toronto.

We got to Toronto in the evening, and realized that we weren't going to find a place in downtown due to some convention in town. Although while heading towards the Holiday Inn just South of Chinatown we drove past this little nook in the wall Japanese restaurant called Asakusa. Well since I will be living in the town of Asakusa in Tokyo we just had to stop. It was a good call as the portions were large, the fish was excellent and the prices were reasonable. The exchange rate was like .9915 US dollars to the Canadian dollar. Sucks for Canadian's who want to buy books, and sucks for American's looking to buy anything in Canada for the normal good values. I love Canada though, it's clean and the people are friendly. We finally just drove out towards the airport and found a room at the Quality Suites for like $135. That night I sent an email to Julie-sensei, since we had made it to Toronto. Unfortunately she didn't get it until after we had left.

We got up the next day, and went over to J-Town to do some shopping. We got bento boxes, and bought a lot of bread at Nakamura bakery. We got a couple An-pan, a couple Curry-pan, a Choco-pan and a Melon-pan. That was lunch. After J-Town we went to Casa Loma, Canada's only castle (apparently). It was built in the early 1900's by this Canadian financier who wanted a castle. It was complete with underground tunnels to the stables and greenhouses as well as secret passages. It was very cool.

After that we went to the ROM, the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a pretty cool museum with a very nice Darwin exhibit that I couldn't take any pictures in.

After the ROM we headed back to the states, and then before I flew out in the morning we drove through downtown Rochester so I could take pictures of a couple buildings that looked similar to Isengard.

Then I flew out to Newark, NJ and was picked up by my friend Tiff and her daughter Chloe. They took me back to Freehold, NJ, where they've got a beautiful house. We wandered around Freehold and then hung out until John got off work.

The next day Tiff, Chloe and I drove out to the coast and walked along the beach at Sandy Hook. It was apparently time for the horseshoe crabs to come in from the ocean and abandon shell, because they were everywhere.

On Saturday we went into "The city" as the locals refer to it. New York, New York! We drove and took the Staten Island Ferry so I could take some pictures of the statue on the way to Manhatten. It was like 95F and very high humidity, and I did just fine. Not at all like 95F in Colorado, where I would just cease to function. It was hot and I was sweaty, but I remained functional the whole day. Our friend Devon met up with us as we toured around the city. We went to the raging bull, Times square, the Nintendo store, Rockefeller Plaza, the Apple store, Central Park and then Kinokuniya. It was Gothic and Lolita maid costume day at Kinokuniya, but I didn't make it down there until like 4pm so unfortunately I missed Michael Pinto from who was also there apparently. Now I know what you're saying. "Didn't you just sell all your books? Why would go to a bookstore?". Not to mention the fact that I went specifically to a Japanese bookstore when in less than a month all my bookstores will be Japanese. Anyways, I bought the first Harry Potter book... in Japanese. After that we found this great Cuban restaurant called Havana, NY on 38th between 5th and 6th I think. Then it was home time.

Sunday we're off to Philadelphia, PA for a day of touring the historic district. Marajsky should be meeting up with us, so that will be cool. I'll do more posts soon. Hope everyone else is doing well and Batou and I should be doing a joint show this week via Skype once I get out to Lake Tahoe, CA.

Full album below.