02ADF: Back to the Movies

Wednesday Pandesal

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 711

We finally watched Spider-Man: No Way Home tonight - in a legitimate cinema. This is the very first movie we've watched at a theater since before the pandemic. I've always been a big Spider-Man fan - like for a really long time No spoilers, but I will say that I enjoyed it a lot and it resonated with a lot of the things that I tend to associate with what a "good Spider-Man story" tends to be. It's not necessarily Into the Spider-Verse, but it's still a pretty solid movie.

But I think my favorite part of the night was the walk home. As is our habit, Tobie and I just walked to High Street to get to the cinema and walked home. And like what we've done before (at least ever since we moved to BGC), we talked about the movie while making our way home. And it's a rather healthy walk from High Street to the Sietch, so that's essentially a reaction video while walking through the quieter streets of BGC at night. 

And since most of our movie nights would take place when they debut on a Wednesday night, we also walked by Nectar while open for their Poison Wednesdays event. Just a funny thing to think about - it did make the night feel a lot like the old normal save for the fact that we still had KF94 masks on.

In other news, I have a silly non-problem related to a board game. Portal Games just launched a crowdfunding project for 51st State: Ultimate Edition, which is a compilation of all the different expansions including special promo expansions in a new box designed to hold everything and other fun things. The Gamefound project also includes a new expansion, so people who already own a lot of the expansions can just opt to get the new expansion that is part of this project. And that is what I've done so far.

I've put a lot of effort into buying the different mini-expansions created for this game. I have all the new factions released over the years and I have things like the Three Cities, and the Border Tiles. However, there are still some hard-to-find mini-expansions that are part of this new release that we don't own. and there's the new storage solution that promises to better organize everything versus what I do now - which is try to creatively stuff everything into the box of the base game.

So do I go and get the "upgrade" option that helps owners of the base game get all the fun things (including the bigger box with the special plastic insert). That will result in is owning a lot of duplicate bonus items...which is not too different from the fact that we also got the Robinson Crusoe Treasure Chest even though I had previously purchased a number of the mini-expansions on an ala carte basis as well. 

I do have a history of doubling down for Portal Games because we love them so much. I think I may have written myself into a "solution" to my "problem". LOL