Selamat Hari Raya and Watcha Playing This Looong Weekend?

It’s a long weekend and yeah, I’m going on holiday for a couple of days. Gaming wise, I’ll be bringing the Nintendo DS, having just cleared the dust off that thing. Games to check out are Scribblenauts and Mario and Luigi 3.

The iPhone will be coming along too, naturally, since not only it’s a gaming console, but my primary phone as well. I know I’ve got tonnes of games to play and write about, so clearing this backlog is pretty much imperative during this holiday.

I’ll be doing back to my hometown, and that’s pretty much synonymous with the word Dreamcast. Looks like I’ll be bringing back my Sega Dreamcast from its exile in my hometown.

To all my Muslim readers and friends, Selamat Hari Raya! And to the rest of you who are out enjoying this long weekend as well, drive safe!

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  1. pligg.com September 19, 2009

    Nine Over Ten 9/10 » Selamat Hari Raya and Watcha Playing This Looong Weekend?…

    It’s a long weekend and yeah, I’m going on holiday for a couple of days. Gaming wise, I’ll be bringing the Nintendo DS, having just cleared the dust off that thing. Games to check out are Scribblenauts and Mario and Luigi 3…

  2. Chris September 21, 2009

    I’m still playing Arkham Asylum trying to find all the secrets and on HARD to boot. 😛

  3. jgoreham September 21, 2009

    It wasn’t a long weekend here in England. I played Phantasy Star Portable and Personal Trainer: Walking when I wasn’t busy packing (we have to clear out the flat by the end of the week!).

  4. tokyo_nights September 22, 2009

    @jgoreham: It’s Aidilfitri for the Muslims here, but it’s a public holiday for everyone till Tuesday. Moving out?

  5. tokyo_nights September 22, 2009

    @Chris: Not bad 🙂

  6. jgoreham September 22, 2009

    Yeah, fiance and I are packing up the flat and flying our few meager posessions worth taking back to Canada!

    I have a question about the Muslim faith/Islam if you happen to know the answer- we were in Istanbul (on pre-wedding honeymoon!) from the 12th to the 15th and it was party central with loads going on and lots of street venders, and people were still going in and out of the mosque at like 10:30 at night. Was there a holiday or something then?

  7. tokyo_nights September 22, 2009

    @jgoreham: Wow..Turkey!! And congrats on the nuptials! I’ll be glad to answer your question, since I live in Malaysia, which like Turkey, is a secular country where Islam is the dominant religion (I’m not one btw.:) )

    Basically you were there during the fasting month of Ramadan, during which, Muslims fast during the day and break fast in the evening, and yeah….it can be party central in the evening, when everything comes alive. The street vendors you saw usually sell food for the breaking of fast or celebration items for Aidilfitri which marks the end of the fasting period (and the start of the next month, Syawal, in the Muslim calendar…which follows a lunar cycle).

  8. jgoreham September 22, 2009

    Thanks tokyo_nights! I will have to tell the hubby what was going on. That explains why during the day for lunch we only saw English tourists in restaurants 😉 Shows what us white people know, I thought that Ramadan fell on a certain date on the regular calendar, I didn’t realize it was to do with the *lunar* calendar (though I should’ve figured it out).

  9. tokyo_nights September 22, 2009

    @jgoreham We are considered pretty lucky. In some parts of the Middle East, you can get fined for eating out in public during Ramadan. Hehe. I had a pal who had the unfortunate luck of being on assignment in the Middle East during that time…

    And yeah, regarding the lunar calendar, even the Chinese calendar uses lunar cycles. That’s why you’ll see Chinese New Year being celebrated at different dates each year on the Gregorian calendar.