The Joy of Playing Classic Arcade Games

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When you are mature enough, you should always remove the dust off your game consoles and check out classic arcade games. There is no doubt that is going to bring back some fond memories. Imagine playing those old pinball machines. Even if you are having a bad day, you are going to put all those worries away when you play those things. It is possible you already forgot how to play them but that is no problem because they are easy to learn.

There are also the racing games and they are always fun when you get to play with a friend. It would be super competitive and you may even have a friendly bet. There are times when there are more than 3 players involved and that is going to be pretty fun. Don’t be surprised if you remember things that happened a decade ago. While playing classic arcade games, you will most likely order some pizza too. That is one combination kids of the past generation would often do. In fact, it still gets done now but with a lot of alcoholic drinks. Better not waste the time when you’re still young because you may not enjoy those times when you get old.

For example, do you still see yourself playing classic arcade games when you are a senior citizen? When that time arrives, you will most likely be spending it with your grandchildren while sitting at a room the entire day. It is going to get boring but you have no other choice because your body will already be weak by that time. Therefore, it would be better to enjoy all the things you possibly can while you are still young.

It is like there are so many things you can do but with so little time. You are going to have to be creative with how you can balance your time and effort especially since you also have work to deal with. Without work, you won’t be able to feed your family. Besides, you can’t earn money by playing classic arcade games. You are going to have to do those things on your spare time.

While playing classic arcade games, you will certainly lose track of the time. Before you know it, the moon has already arrived. Time flies by when you are having a great time. There are so many classic arcade games to choose from and some of them are pretty old. How about Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros? Some of these games have newer versions and you will never get sick of them as time passes by. They will always try and improve the game to suit the younger audience. The truth is you can never change what everyone loved about it.

Whatever happens, better not get too frustrated because you’re going to smash the controls. If you do that, then you will end up losing a lot. If the arcade games were not yours then you will probably pay a lot for the damages. The problem is you can’t really argue that you wanted to win the game. You have no other alternative but to pay for the damages and just promise that you won’t do it again next time. There are some valuable lessons that you can learn from that experience. You can’t really be too competitive for something that you won’t really gain anything out of. You just need to be calm and cool so you will get what is coming to you.

Also, you may feel that you don’t have to play the game anymore once you’ve completed the one-player version. It is going to be a whole new level once you get to compete with friends though. Like they say, it is just a game so nobody needs to take it seriously. It is just a way to have fun. Some people like it while some people don’t so you don’t need to feel sad if you are one of those people who don’t like playing arcade games. There are even bars who have classic arcade games nowadays and it is actually a good concept. What’s more, you won’t know which game you are going to play first when you enter those types of bars.

Reasons to Lose Weight

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When you look in the mirror and you find out you are out of shape, you may need to do something about that immediately. There are a lot of disadvantages when you look overweight. You will have a hard time walking and you may even cause chairs to break when you sit on them. You may also experience joint pain. Aside from that, here are a few reasons that will encourage you to lose weight:

Feel Great About Yourself

If you are in great shape, there is no doubt you will feel great about your self-esteem. Of course, the same can’t be said if you feel disappointed by how ugly you are. When people call you names, that won’t help matters. Nobody will tease you if you are in great shape though. You will no longer need to worry if your pants would fit you. You will feel confident about doing your everyday chores.

Avoiding Diseases

When you eat anything your heart tells you to do, it may sound great at first. Unfortunately, that will hurt you when the time is right. Yes, you are going to get disease after disease in a few years. You will end up needing to avoid all that food you ate before. Yes, there is a limit on everything and you should limit yourself to eating good food. You must also eat healthy food every now and then. Remember, staying in great shape does not only require regular exercise. You will also be required to avoid eating unhealthy food like those that have a lot of sugar.

Improving Memory

Believe it or not, recent studies show that people in great shape have a better memory than those who are not. One reason for that is all the problems you may be concerned about when you are in terrible shape. Therefore, it may be time to get rid of all that dead weight. You will definitely remember all the mobile phone numbers you got at the last event.

Better Sex Life

Not only will you have sex more often, but you will also enjoy it more too. Recent studies show that fit people engage in sexual activities more than those who are in bad shape. Besides, if you look great then more people would want to have sex with you. Sex is certainly something that most of us craves a lot. However, if you are overweight then you won’t get to enjoy it as much. Therefore, better hit the gym and ask your personal instructor how you can get in shape.
Once you find out the many reasons to lose weight, it would be time to choose how to do it. Good thing, there are many ways to lose weight and you can choose the one that appeals to you the most. For example, you can run 4km and lose a lot of calories. You can also play basketball with friends for an hour and lose a bunch of calories as well. There are some people who exercise twice a day and they get addicted to what they are doing. When you play team sports, you are going to gain new friends too. You will never know when you will need these friends in the future so it will always pay to have a lot of friends.
The best time to exercise would be a few hours after eating breakfast or lunch. Of course, if you have a day job then it would be best to do it before eating dinner. Don’t forget to drink an energy drink before exercising so you won’t get tired easily. You can’t blame yourself if you don’t have that much energy thanks to being stressed at work. Believe it or not, there are some people who treat exercise as a stress reliever. For example, attending dance classes is so much fun that it will make you forget all the problems you have at the office.
After losing all that weight, you should not go back to where you were. No matter how many problems you have, you should never resort to stress eating. Having a big tummy can be dangerous. Don’t wait until it is too late to lose all that dead weight. Do it now!

Ping Pong For Family Fun Night

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Ping Pong For Family Fun Night

If you’re new to hosting in your own home and want to give it a shot, then aside from decorations and food, you need to provide a solid form of entertainment. This can often depend on your guests and the type of vibe you’re going for. But if you’re hosting a night of fun at home, why not rent a couple of ping pong tables and get some competitive gameplay going?

These days, ping pong is more popular than ever. Not only does it get you active and requires a certain level of skill to dominate an opponent, but you’ll also enjoy teaming up with friends, putting on your own tournaments, and making a night of it.

But at Pubbelly Sushi, we pride ourselves in teaching our clients new ways to play this fun and challenging game. Below you’ll find several of our game ideas that you can try at your next family ping pong night, or the next time you visit one of our restaurants.

A New Take on Ping Pong

When you play ping pong, you don’t have to stick to playing the regular version. We’ve come up with a variety of games that the whole family will love. By incorporating a few household items, you can create your own table top games that are perfect for the entire family including young children, teens, and adults.

Ping Pong Blow

This version of ping pong is perfect for younger children. To play, you’ll place a ping pong ball in the middle of the table and take a drinking straw for yourself, while giving your opponent their own.  The goal here is to obviously blow your ball into your opponent’s goal, in order to earn a point. You can have fun creating a unique point system or use the classic ping pong point system.

Ping Pong Basketball

Did you know you can play basketball using a ping pong table? You can easily do this using a couple of cups placed at each end of the table. Next, two players will each take a turn bouncing a ping pong ball across the surface of the table and aim for the cup at the opposite end of the table. In order to block an opponent’s ball from making it into the cup on your end of the table, use your paddle to counter each attempt. When you play this version of ping pong, you’ll score it using points that are similar to the traditional basketball points system. Or, for more fun you and the family can come up with your own scoring system.

Ping Pong for the Whole Family

Of course, nothing can beat traditional ping pong, although our tables are highly adjustable, which means you can raise the table up to tournament height, or lower the table in order to allow younger children to join in on the fun. Many of the tables we offer are tournament regulated sized tables, however, we also offer single or extra-large tables that can make a match even more challenging. For more of a close look at our pro-style ping pong tables, read the table tennis reviews at DDPLAN.com.

 

Homemade Sushi Supplies Checklist

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Homemade Sushi Supplies Checklist

Making sushi isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, sushi chefs spend years perfecting their craft. But if you want to make your own sushi, so you can enjoy this Asian delicacy anytime you’d like, you can, easily, just don’t expect the final result to look as pretty as what you’ll get at your local sushi joint.

In the world of sushi, presentation is everything. But while your first few attempts at making your own sushi will be anything by presentation worthy, you’ll learn some great tips and tricks that will allow you to experiment with different ingredients or enjoy your favorite rolls.

Mastering the Rolling Technique

The best sushi chefs in the world have spent years mastering the rolling technique. Learning how to roll sushi is definitely the trickiest part, but if you’re determined, you can learn how to create a decent looking sushi roll with practice and our easy to follow techniques.

Before You Start Rolling

If you’re eager to try your hand at making your own sushi, before you even go shopping, make a list of the types of rolls you want to create based on the type of seafood and ingredients you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to try new combinations. Creating your own unique rolls is probably one of the best parts about making your own sushi.

While you’re making this list of ingredients, you should also take note of how you want to serve the sushi. There are several presentation styles to choose from including:

  • Futomaki
  • Hosomaki
  • Inside-out rolls
  • Nagiri
  • Hand rolls
  • Sashimi raw seafood or fish
  • Scattered
  • Molded sushi
  • Wrapped sushi

Tools of the Trade

To make your own sushi, you’ll need the following tools:

  • Rice cooker
  • Sushi knives
  • Rolling mats
  • Wooden spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Colander
  • Cutting board

Choosing the Best Ingredients

With sushi, the very best ingredients will provide great tasting sushi. Pay special attention to the quality of the fish, seafood, and rice you choose.

If you’re not sure how to choose the freshest seafood that’s sushi quality, make sure you speak with the staff at the fish market or grocery store. These pros can point you in the right direction and can even help you to choose seafood that’s fresh, safe, and packed with flavor.

As far as selecting the right type of rice for sushi rolls, make sure you only buy short-grained sushi rice. This type of rice is absorbent and starchy which makes it very sticky. Long-grained, basmati, and jasmine rice are too hard and dry for sushi use.

Other Ingredients You’ll Need

Below is a list of other common ingredients you’ll need based on the type of sushi you want to make:

  • Seaweed wraps
  • Sweet wine rice
  • Japanese rice wine
  • Pickled ginger
  • Japanese mayo
  • Soy sauce
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Veggies

How to Host Your Own Sushi Party

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How to Host Your Own Sushi Party

If you can’t afford to have your next party professionally catered, then creating your very own sushi party can be the way to go. This way, you can use the money you saved on professional catering and put it towards entertainment, such as ping pong table rentals, for a challenging night of family fun. Follow our party hosting tips for a party that your friends and family will be talking about for months to come.

Sushi Rice

Many cooks can agree that cooking the sushi rice can be a challenge, and it’s also the key to a successful sushi party. We recommend making the rice four hours ahead of the party and allow it to rest at room temperature until it’s time to serve. There are many videos online that will show you how to prep and cook the perfect sushi rice.

Choosing Sushi Fillings

There is a wide variety of sushi fillings to choose from for your next party. Below you’ll find a list of some of the easiest dishes to create that can make your party a huge success.

Temaki: This type of sushi consists of rolled seaweed cones that are wrapped around the filling and rice. This sushi can also be assembled without slicing and is often a big hit at parties. Because you don’t have to use a bamboo mat to roll and slice, all your guest have to do is place some filling and rice on the corner of a nori sheet and roll it. It’s that simple.

Hosomaki: To make these thin sushi rolls you can choose two or three easy ingredients such as crab, carrots, asparagus, bell peppers, avocado, tuna, watercress, and cucumber. Make sure the bamboo mats are ready and allow your guests to do the slicing and rolling. These popular rolls are very beginner-friendly so they’re a perfect choice if your guests want to practice their sushi-making skills.

Nigiri: This type of sushi refers to a slice of raw fish that’s placed on top of a rice pillow. It’s also the perfect dish for guests who appreciate raw seafood and fish.

Temari: These ball-shaped colorful sushi are usually served during special occasions, and they’re incredibly easy to make.

Setting Up

Before your guests arrive, arrange all of the condiments, the rice, and the filling on a serving station or table. Set up cutting boards with a dish of vinegar hand-dipping water and the other tools you’ll need. The fillings should be thinly cut and placed on a large platter. The rice should be placed in a large dish with a moist cloth placed over the top.

If you’ve decided to rent ping pong tables, have these set up complete with the nets securely in place, and be sure to include all the gear needed such as the balls and paddles.

Once everything has been spread out on the sushi table, the fun can begin! Make sure you include some appetizers or extras such as soup, gyoza, or salad. Not everyone’s sushi rolls will turn out picture perfect, but they’ll still taste amazing and your guests will have a great time creating their own unique dishes.