It’s not easy being the youngest son of the most powerful man in Japan. Genji Shimada grew up around his father’s organization, but all of the power, intrigue, and assassinations were of no interest to young Genji. He loved the training necessary to become an assassin, but he was far more interested in living a life of luxury. As concerns grew throughout the Shimada Clan that Genji was not just a spoiled kid but an actual threat to the organization, Genji’s father suddenly passed away. Genji’s older brother Hanzo was thrown into responsibility for the clan and was forced by the elders to get Genji in line. Hanzo failed to coerce his brother and, seeing no other option, ended his brother’s life.
Hanzo thought he could live with his decisions, but the guilt crushed him until he suddenly got up and left the Shimada Clan. With no leader, no succession, and the constant threat of a new cybernetic ninja from Overwatch, the Shimada Clan was doomed. Mysteries surround the fall of the Shimada Clan, but perhaps the elders were right with their concerns. Was Genji the clan’s downfall?
One year ago, Overwatch was officially released. It is wild to think a whole year has passed! Blizzard has done an amazing job at keeping the game fresh throughout the past year. They’ve added many skins for characters, maps, new heroes, lore, and many enjoyable events. The Uprising event has been my favorite so far. I really enjoyed playing the four player co-op mission. My friends and I were able to finish expert. We only tried legendary three times and got to the last section (killed two of the OR-14s). I hope Blizzard continues to add fun events like this and I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us next year!
I love ramen as much as Genji, maybe even more. For a few years now I’ve wanted to make pork ramen from scratch. After weeks of research and self motivation I figured out a recipe that I enjoyed. This recipe takes a full day of cooking. The broth needs at least 6 hours to simmer. The longer you let it simmer, the stronger the pork flavor will be. The other elements also take a bit of time to get put together. My favorite piece of this whole recipe is the chashu (marinated pork belly). After eating it I’ve had dreams about it. This recipe makes a large amount of ramen. You can comfortably get at least 9 medium sized bowls. I invited a bunch of friends over to make sure this recipe would be enjoyed the day I made it. We were all slurping our noodles and talking about ridiculous Overwatch memories.