Journal Entry 371 – Corona Wedding / Ghost of Tsushima

Sarah and I attended our first wedding since the Quarantine started. It was a really good time and took place on a farm in the middle of the mountains in Harrisonburg, Virginia. A lot of it was outside and the night started with some people wearing masks, but later on, many people took them off and it really felt like a normal wedding after that. Could have possibly been exposed for sure, but luckily we are self-quarantining all the time anyway when we work from home. Neither of us have noticed any symptoms.

I also had the pleasure of playing a game called Ghost of Tsushima. This game is based on a real event of the Mongol army coming down from Korea and invading a tiny island off the coast of Japan called Tsushima. The game centers on a Samurai who is trying to defend and then re-take his island from these invaders and save his people. However, since the Mongol’s are formidable enemies, he may have to rely on techniques that a normal samurai would not. Over the course of the game, your character, Jin Sakai, starts as Samurai but starts to transition over to more ghost-like tactics that a ninja would rely on. While brutally effective, these tactics affect some of his relationships with his family.

This game was INCREDIBLE. Instantly in my top 5 of all time. I really got sucked into this one. Very good story, voice acting, graphics, etc… The game was very well done in almost every single way and the fighting never got old. I loved how as you progressed through the story, you were able to slowly retake over forts and towns that the Mongols claimed. As you re-took these, the map would clear and you were that much closer to liberating your island. Since I was borderline addicted to this game, I ended up liberating the whole island and fully upgrading my character. 10 out of 10.

That game took me a couple weeks to beat and I played it A LOT. Not sure how many hours I put into it, because the PS4 really doesn’t tell you.

I also knocked out another book: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACE AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE BIG FAT NOTEBOOK. This is the title and features about 500+ pages of pretty much all the important facts, dates and events of American History from the time the settlers came over to close to the present day. Obviously, it’s a “cliff-notes” version of history, but I really enjoy these books. What I typically do as I’m reading it, is look up more details on things that I find interesting or want to learn more about as I read. I’m currently reading the World History version of these books. After playing Ghost of Tsushima, I may start diving into Asian history as well as that is not something I’m overly knowledgable about.

After successfully cancelling all my gym memberships, my current daily workout is 25+ chin-ups, 50+ pushups, 50+ squats, and stretching. These are minimums, but depending on how I feel that day usually do more. I spread these throughout the day when I work for an energy boost. I also throw in some cardio on the weekends.

One thought on “Journal Entry 371 – Corona Wedding / Ghost of Tsushima

  1. Laura Mincher

    So glad you both had a good time at the wedding. So sorry we could not join all of you. Thank you for  representing the family. The mother of the bride and grandmother have both reached out to me and appreciated  all  of you being there.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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