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Arugula

@ralphdibny Considering I simply don't play games on my phone it may be a while but it is downloaded! 🤣

Arugula

ralphdibny

@Arugula lol, I try not to but sometimes I just can't help it. Smartphones are also good for emulating DS games

Thinking of getting a new one actually, my Nokia 5 is getting a bit long in the tooth. I've seen a new phone, the Nokia 5.3 which has 4gb Ram and 64gb Rom for £150, only problem is that it's 6½ inch screen which is mahoosive

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Arugula

@ralphdibny Bloody hell, Nokia! I have a something 5g Samsung which is horrendous, I'd assume largely because of the merger. (HTC, please come back!)

Arugula

ralphdibny

@Arugula had no idea that HTC wasn't around anymore. I was wondering why when I searched smartphone on Amazon (apart from IPhone) all you get is cubot, ulesomething, blackwave etc. (I can't remember exactly what these brands were called). I assume they use that Chinese push notification server instead of the Google play one (I remember this was the case with at least Cubot and that Brazilian make Blu). Not sure if I really prefer Google spying on me over the Chinese government but it hasn't caused me any major issues so far so I'll stick with it for lack of a better option lol

The Nokia 5 is good. I've had it for a good few years now but I've just burned it out a bit by using at as a satnav on hot days.it's been a bit iffy lately with closing apps and restarting randomly. I'm putting this down to excessive use on my part though as my gf has the same phone bought at the same time with no issues. This 5.3 has twice the ram and 4 times the storage though which is why it's attractive. There's a similar specced Motorola with a better battery and selfie camera but I'm thinking of sticking with Nokia though because this phone has been so good to me

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RR529

I had Pikachu chips with my lunch today! They were peppery with a hint of citrus.

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ralphdibny

I tried out xcloud today on my new phone. It was total ass for me unfortunately I think I have the right speeds on my WiFi but it wouldn't even connect. I was able to trick it into using WiFi if I connected using mobile data first but it was considerably worse on WiFi than it was on data. It was probably playable on mobile data but not really worth it to be honest because of how blocky it was.

Sounds like other people have had good experiences with it though so I guess I probably just have average internet and it's unlikely to get any better for me.

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RR529

To follow on from yesterday's Pikachu chips, today for lunch I had a cup of Soba. I believe it had seaweed in it, and was actually a little sweet.
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RR529

A little update on the Japanese snacks I've eaten over the past few weeks.

First up an instant noodle bowl that you're supposed to eat cold!
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Pretty ingenious, it had a peel off slotted area on the lid (on the opposite end where you open it up) to drain the hot water after cooking. Afterwards you fill it with cold water, drain it again, and repeat a few times until the cooked noodles are cold. The noodles themselves were good (you mix in the ingredients after cooling them off), but although it's a fun novelty I think I prefer my noodles hot.

Next up is "Soup de Pasta", a cup clearly marketed as more of a western style take on the concept. It featured Spaghetti style noodles & Cod roe (the little red bits).
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Definitely not one of my favorites. The seasoning mixed up into a hot watery take on a cream based sauce, it had a pungent fishy odor (as someone who generally likes seafood, this isn't a complaint I've made before), and there weren't many noodles. To my surprise after the stink, it actually tasted pretty okay, but not something I'll purposefully get again.

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Just like it's predecessor it tasted delicious, with a rich, almost sweet flavor (which I think is from the Nori, now that I paid attention).

Next up is a pack of onion flavored ramen.
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Nothing particularly standout, but they tasted pretty good.

Finally, a bag of Evangelion branded potato chips. They come in a few different variants, but I got the Unit 0/Rei design in my box.
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I think they were supposed to be some sort of special flavor, but they seemed to be just regular potato chips to me. Tasted good, just nothing special or exotic.

Sorry for the long post. I had intended to post these as I ate them and just got behind in actually doing it, lol. I know it's probably not that interesting a topic.

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Octane

@RR529 How many cup noodles do you eat lol?

Octane

RR529

@Octane, I usually have a bowl/cup for lunch at work (well, that or a bowl of chili or soup).

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Octane

@RR529 I was worried you were eating through a whole grocery store's worth of noodles in a single day lol.

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ralphdibny

@Arugula I ended up playing that X files deep state game on Android. Perfectly fine but I can't move on from the prologue chapter. I guess the game is no longer online, it just says no network and won't let me download the rest of the chapters :S

I'd hate it if I actually put real money into it but I am pretty gutted I can't play the third proper X files game!

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Arugula

@ralphdibny Oh no! Now do I play it or don't I? 🤔
I think I still have to. 😅

Arugula

ralphdibny

@Arugula lol might be worth a go if you can only play 30 minutes of it anyway. It uses your phones text to speech for the character voices, it's really odd. Let me know if you manage to get further than the prologue and I will persevere in my attempts to get it to work (though I've tried a few times already)

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Senua

Found this imported expensive Asian instant noodles.

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@RR529 Do you know how to prepare the instant ramen?

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Senua

RR529

@Senua, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to help you out, as the subscription boxes I get come with English instructions for all items. The typical looking Ramen packet on the top right probably doesn't differ from usual (boil 2 Cups of water in a pot, plop in the noodles for a few minutes until they've loosened up, turn off the heat and mix in whatever flavor/ingredient packets it comes with), but I'm not sure about the 2 big Korean packets (it looks like you may have to stir fry those based on the pictures, which is something I haven't had to do yet), and have no idea about the one on the bottom left.

Maybe Google Translate might be of some help? If you get the app it can translate any text you take a picture of (though small characters & the crinkliness of the packages may throw it off more than usual). Hope you can figure them out, and be sure to let us know what you think.

Interesting timing though, as I just came to post this week's imported lunch, which is "Napolitan", a Japanese twist on Spaghetti, that I believe usually forgoes tomato sauce for a ketchup base. I've heard a lot about it over the years, but it's my first time having it myself.
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It came in a bowl that easily allows you to drain the water after cooking, and featured Ramen style noodles with packets of parmesan cheese & a "spicy" ketchup sauce to mix in. It definitely had a different flavor profile to your typical instant noodles, and I really enjoyed it. I didn't find it all that spicy myself, but the spice did give it a good twist to the flavor.

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