Shu’s Garden OST + Bonus Piano Medley

Last Saturday Jason and I attended Bit Bazaar to help promote Shu’s Garden. We had a couple devices running the game and were also selling various crafts and things, including the Official *Burned* CD Soundtrack. The soundtrack contains all the songs from the game plus a few extras — including a piano medley (the last…
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Wake Up, Little Seed

A lullaby for the morning. This is a song for the dozy first years of life when waking up is as painful as going to sleep. The tune sympathizes with your sluggishness and wills to soothe you out of slumber and into awakening. Written for Hey, Shu!

Moving Together

Man it’s hot. Nourish the soil and the plants grow. The plants grow and their flowers blossom. Spread the seeds and nourish the soil. Continue the loop and watch things flourish, but remove one part and the whole thing collapses. . Wipes brow. This song, written for Hey, Shu!, reminds me of working out in…
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Sunday, May 19

Just another regular day, and that’s what I love about it. It’s not Thursday, but Sunday will do. Two years ago I expressed my yearning for plain, boring, somewhat amusing, slightly one way and partially another. That I live in a world that’s obsessed with BANG and POW, but that to me ordinary is OK….
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Mr. Torabayashi

Mr. Torabayashi is a forty-something Japanese business man. His business? The kind that a child would never be able to explain to their friends. He keeps up the appearance of being busy all the time — when he eats, he eats the cheapest soba at the closest restaurant, and he never sits down; when he’s…
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Ordinary Is OK

I work in the video game industry and being saturated with game culture for 50% of my day makes one thing very clear: games are about being awesome, fun, amazing, exciting, rewarding, engaging, fast, sleek and loud. They are about testosterone, adrenaline, blood and sweat. They are cutesy, round, shiny and colourful. They are filled…
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Master Tessa

After returning my books I sent my best friend a text message asking to meet. It was about her lunch time and she worked just down the road. During her break Master Tessa and I found a giant rock to sit on and talk about classical music and work expectations. She wanted to buy a…
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Let’s Avenue Road Here

According to Google Maps, a walk to the Japan Foundation library was about one hour and twenty minutes. I packed the two books, my umbrella (at a thirty percent chance of rain does that makes me a pessimist?), and my sunglasses. I walked the entire length of Old Forest Hill Road, turned left onto Kilbarry…
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