The past few days have all been about the new Zelda game, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: KAZE NO TAKUTO, for me. Just released about 2 weeks ago in Japan (only next March in North America), I got it as a Christmas gift for Yuko, and I am just so incredibly amazed by this game. Beautiful, just beautiful. Makes me love my GameCube even more (and I already like it quite a bit). It’s also playing a very educational role for me as I’m playing along with my electronic dictionary by my side to translate the words I’m having trouble with. But you know what, I’m actually doing pretty well with all the dialogue (and there’s a lot of it), which is a very welcome surprise. Guess I’m getting better at this language than I thought. I still have a long way to go, but this is a welcome new level of ability that I didn’t know I had in me.

OK, now I must get back to the game…