We had some Filipino guests who stopped by to join us for Friday night Melty yesterday. They are here for SEAM2014, with BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma as their main game. Some of them also play KOF13. I’m glad that everyone from both sides made the effort to come down to the arcade.
They could only stay for less than an hour, and had to return back to Chinatown to play their KOF13 pools. But we all had fun. I had lots of fun too, for the first time in a damn long time. I couldn’t beat Ming Chin’s F-Sion (ironically a character that I use) after five tries, but I didn’t care.
I was having an MB slump for the past couple of months. I was uninspired to train myself for our recent tournament, and got promptly eliminated early. I even considered taking a long break from the game just to heal the fatigue I was experiencing for Melty.
But not any more, because I have been inspired again. This is the power of Melty, the power of videogames to bring like-minded people together across borders to have FUN. If you truly devote yourself to learning something with all your passion, all your heart, and with the right mindset, you will eventually be rewarded.
Long live Melty Blood and Southeast Asian gaming.