Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Vlog Ep. 177: Cupcakes, Muffins, and Cakes!


This #BaduyPride combined two separate viewer requests that all had to do with the (mostly) sweet stuff - hence today's discussion on cupcakes, muffins, and cakes was born. Come for the definitions and delineations between these different types of desserts. Stay for Tobie's brain going into total overdrive as he comes up with even crazier dessert ideas.

Food topics are becoming more of a regular thing on the show for some reason, which is kind of ironic since we're typically well within our intermittent fasting window when record the show. So, it's a lot of talk about food that we like but can't actually indulge in because (1) fasting and (2) I'm on keto. But hey, we still enjoy these discussions and we hope everyone had fun, too!

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Vlog Ep. 176: Mariposas Migrations


This episode of #BaduyPride is all about the Mariposas board game by Wingspan designer Elizabeth Hargrave. This game about the migration of butterflies from Mexico to North America and back supports 2-5 players and plays fairly quickly, albeit with a lot of randomness as part of the gameplay mechanics. 

It was only right before we started today's live stream that we confirmed that the game was by the person behind one of the most beautiful love letters to birds we have ever played through as a game, which really just gave our discussion a starker point of comparison. It's a good game but not as great as Wingspan is, and that feels a little disappointing given what we know she is otherwise capable of. Oh well.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Vlog Ep. 175: Moments of Courage


This episode of #BaduyPride was all about Moments of Courage, whether big or small. This was our way of wrapping up this week's mostly thematic posts tied to the Day of Valor holiday last Friday. And we enjoyed exploring the different moments where we found the need to be braver or more courageous in order to move forward.

Topics like this can get a little lofty, but I certainly felt good after recording today's episode. We can only hope that everyone who joined us or will get to watch this in the future will share our appreciation for what we discussed today and the value of trying new things, no matter how scary. 

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Vlog Ep. 174: Heroes We Admire


This episode of #BaduyPride was all about personal heroes or however you want to term people that have done something to merit one's admiration or even just appreciation. Terms like "heroes" can be rather loaded terms and we totally consider the implications of throwing such statements around. Personally, this is also why I don't really claim to have too many people that I openly admire because of my complex feelings on the subject.

But that is not to say that we don't have heroes or people worth admiring in our lives, and it was nice to celebrate a few of them in this episode. Beyond the people we cited, we super appreciated those who choose to share their own stories of personal heroes that have made an impact on them as well whether it involves a family member or someone more publicly familiar.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Vlog Ep. 173: Virtual Petz


Tonight's #BaduyPride episode was all about our experience with virtual pets, although more specifically with virtual Petz, because that was a thing in the 90's. It's interesting that Tobie and I had little experience with the big virtual pet franchises like Tamagotchi units and Neopets but we had both spent time interacting with PF Magic's Petz Dogz and Petz Catz, at the very least.

This episode got me thinking about whether or not gamers today have become overly distracted by the "game" elements even in casual experiences and don't always play for the sake of playing. This is not to say everyone is achievement-driven, but it does feel like there aren't too many games that celebrate an experience in a simpler fashion without too many bells and whistles. And that's part of the elegance of the original Petz games - they just worked.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Vlog Ep. 172: Swimming in Hot Pot


Tonight's #BaduyPride discussion was all about the diversity of hot pot cuisine, including a quicker effort to try to define just what hot pot is and why it turns out to be something you may have already eating given the different terminology used across Asia. It's a good thing that Tobie and I had just finished dinner before starting this episode since it was quite a hearty good discussion indeed.

I really do miss the social experience of hot pot, something I really came to appreciate more whenever I'd visit Singapore for work and/or family reasons. Tobie and I have had a few experiences here but it's never quite the same (where is my tofu skin?) But one of the good things to come out of this episode is the discovery of all the local hot pot options that we may try to explore this weekend. 

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Vlog Ep. 171: And the Seventh Hero Is...


Tonight's episode of #BaduyPride is about the repeatedly reskinned and re-licensed card game Seventh Hero or Rent a Hero, as designed by Kuro. This 77-card game supports 3-5 players in their efforts to become the titular seventh hero to win the day.

This was a relatively small game for a full episode, but it felt timely enough to feature it this week with the Day of Valor coming up on Friday. And the game certainly has its charm. It still checks a lot of boxes in terms of an interesting card mechanic, supports a good number of players for a card game its size, and it plays very fast. And so it still has a relatively warm spot in our collection.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Vlog Ep. 170: The One About Eggs


Today's episode of #BaduyPride was a light one all about eggs! Naturally, we started on the subject Easter Eggs given the holiday today but we kind of went crazy beyond that point. But that's just how these episodes go. And man, people go bananas over food-related discussions - I guess it has to do with the time of the night and people feeling snackish. 

Eggs are wonderfully versatile and admittedly this discussion did make me miss the nuanced experience of hotel buffet egg stations. Man, when we all feel safe enough to go out and eat at places like that again? And egg station eggs feel so intrinsic with travel and interesting resorts and all that fun stuff. Oh well, one day again.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Vlog Ep. 169: A Long Weekend with AnTuTan Says


Last night's #BaduyPride episode was an EPIC discussion with the fabulous drag artists of AnTuTan Says - this being the collective of Queen Anita, Turing Quinto, Mrs. Tan, and Samael Says C√ľnt. This episode marks the first time we've had Anita and Samael on the show AND the first time we've had a drag king as a guest as well. 

We spent close to 4 hours talking about everything from how the group got together to all the quirks of online drag performances. We really appreciate the time they took to hang out with us and we definitely hope to get an opportunity to do so again in the future.

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Vlog Ep. 168: Shoes...Footwear...OMG


This episode of #BaduyPride wasn't meant to be an April Fool's sort of thing, but we did end up talking about shoes and all kinds of footwear more because of certain religious practices associated with Maundy Thursday for all you Catholics out there. But in typical Baduy Pride fashion, we opted to keep things light and just run with the topic to see where it would take us.

The quirkiness of episodes like this is that one can never tell where we'll end up when we subject any particular subject to significant enough scrutiny. And I totally love how Tobie and I just bounce ideas off one another and just see how things go. Fun, fun all around.

And also, obligatory reference to this classic YouTube video

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