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Nintendo 3DS

Is 2011 the year of 3D?

3D TVs, 3D Movies, 3D consumer cameras, and Nintendo intends in bringing it to handheld gaming with the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo has come back from the brink of failure to one of the successes in this gaming generation. But in the previous year, the shine on the Wii has waned and the DS is now six years into it’s lifespan. We’ve seen the DS smaller, bigger and lighter. Now it’s going to be in 3D.

As someone who wears glasses, 3D is a pain. Looking through two sets of lenses that one or another will not be on the right angle is a headache. The 3DS will not need additional lenses. That is great sigh of relief. But at $249.99?

It’s pricey. Not something that you would expect from Nintendo. Just a little perspective, the original NDS came out at $169.99. It’s even more than the Wii at that price. You can get a PS3 or an Xbox360 at that price. Or even an iPod Touch. Expect a price drop when the Sony NGP comes out but even then, it will be a stretch.

The Nintendo 3DS offers a lot by including the great things from the NDS such as dual screen, NDS compatibility and a SD card slot. new things include the analog controller, telescoping stylus, and motion sensor.

Nintendo 3DS hits stores on March 27. http://www.nintendo.com/3ds

Nintendo 3DS launch details

Shake Shack



Shake Shack, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

I’m very particular on what I eat and this burger is one of the best I’ve had in a very long time. Be prepared for long lines during lunch and dinner. A shack burger will cost you $4.75 made from angus beef. But that will not be enough. You must get the double burger version. Vegetarian options available. Wide variety of drinks available from sodas to milkshakes. You must try this at least once.

Hagikhikan backstage



Hagikhikan backstage, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

We’re getting ready! Less than hour to go for showtime!

Hagikhikan 2010 preview



Hagikhikan 2010 preview, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Here’s the stage for this this year’s "Hagikhikan" also known as Faculty Follies. It’s a once a year presentation of the faculty of the University of the Philippines Diliman as part of the holiday celebrations.

Hagikhikan goes live on Wednesday at the UP Theater.

Yogurt of the day



Yogurt of the day, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Yogurt of the day

Nubi Yogurt
Millbrae, CA

Self serve
Price determined by weight
39¢ per ounce (I think)

Pictured
Lychee, raspberry with chocolate, strawberry and peach topping.

Feels like Frutti Froyo from back home.

Seen at the mall



Seen at the mall, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Really really sad sight when you look at the pet store and see this.
Poor turtle.

Ever had a Milo Dinosaur?



Ever had a Milo Dinosaur?, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Yes. What is pictured before you is a Milo Dinosaur. It’s a cold beverage made up of Milo chocolate with evaporated milk and bits of Milo on top. It’s the perfect beverage to order right next to the partially seen Char Kway Teow on the right.

You can try this at Shiok, a small Singaporean restaurant at the Fort.

Typhoon Aftermath



Typhoon Aftermath, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

After being battered by strong winds last night, most of the main island is out of power. Good thing no big damage to my immediate surroundings but a lot of debris to clean up.

Yogurt of the Day



Yogurt of the Day, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Fling Yogurt
Tagaytay City

Php 85 with one topping in this case strawberry

Not as sour as other yogurts. Paired with strawberry, it tastes like strawberry yogurt ice cream. Additional flavors (such as lychee) available only on weekends.

Yogurt of the day



Yogurt of the day, originally uploaded by mdelamerced.

Pinkberry
Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA

Small mango yogurt with strawberry fruit.
$3.95

Lines get pretty long but fast service.

Other yogurt flavors include original tart, pomegranate, passion fruit
and of course mango. Green tea was not available today.