Social media and professionals

Social media and professionals

  Doctor shaming is not new in the age of the internet, where people turn to social media to air out grievances against health care workers.  Though I acknowledge the fact that some of the behaviors of health care workers are downright atrocious, they should […]

BOOKWORM GODDESS

BOOKWORM GODDESS

    For privacy purposes, let’s just call her Bookworn Goddess.   EMO GIRL For privacy purposes, let’s call this second one EmoGirl. She was also my classmate in 3rd year high school. I didn’t notice how much I love her because I was 3madly […]

Science and technology

Science and technology

 

Science and technology are supposed to make life better for us. Mechanical inventions are designed to facilitate and lighten up our diverse daily chores.  Modern-day gadgets are intended  to provide sheer fun and entertainment. And manuals for appliances and devices are meant  to enhance full productive use of these units.

I now question the veracity of those pronouncements. I am not quite sure  anymore whether or not technology and its profound life-changing innovations really do make life better for all of us.Many will agree that technology can bring about  the most unpleasant, unwelcomed and unwarranted burdens.

Even before the  purchase of a device or a gadget, the ordeal can start with the simple tasks – the choosing and  the deciding. I remember the long hours  I would spend inside a Fry’s Electronics store in the West Coast (or in Sim Lim Square in Singapore) just to get a simple computer accessory like a mouse. I remember agonizing over aisles and shelves displaying  ‘mice’ of all colors, brands and designs – small, large, ergonomic, cordless, infrared, USB or serial port compatible, etc. when I all I just wanted was a simple hand-graspable device to help me navigate through the menus of my computer programs. One can only imagine the greater agony one must go through when buying other hardware like motherboards?

The greater ordeal comes after the buying. Every piece of gadgetry comes with a manual (sometimes a CD), along with accessories and/or peripherals. These manuals can be voluminous sleep-inducing and nerve-wracking packages. They should guide one towards a more productive and effective use of the gadget, but leafing through the pages and  absorbing their contents can be anything but a breeze.

When my 87-year old mother wanted a cell phone, she (and I) had only one criterion for the unit I would purchase – simple and easy to use. Why, even the simplest of cell phoneshas a lengthy manual to  guide the user to utilize its full potential. Aside from necessarily getting to familiarize oneself  with all its buttons and controls, one has to activate its other functions.  One may need to  register it with the website. One may need  to transfer all the contact numbers and data from an old unit to the new one (before i-Cloud and Bluetooth possibilities). One may need to set up new configurations.  One may need to install applications on a  desktop PC or a laptop to be able to manage its contents and registries.  Today, an i-Pad or an i-phone even have tutorial programs and applications that one can  navigate to make full use of the  device. Another device I am currently passionate about is the NAS, which I had for nas server test yesterday in my old friend’s house. Luckily, it worked really well for me and I think it is an absolute investment.

 

For quite some time, I remember using a Nokia 3330 (yes, before Apple came into our awareness and general use)  that had nurses and technicians ribbing me about a piece of junk that seemed light-years away from the fancier units they were using. Many times, they  would jokingly threaten to pool their resources to buy me a newer model. My reply  to the daily banter was consistent – “All I want with my cell phone is the capability to call and text.”  Translated, that meant I did not buy  a cell phone to play games, to handle complex computations, to take pictures, to record a conversation or to download graphics, movies and music  from the Internet. I love how in Google, I can see everything. Even reviews on new phones, even, and more. I learn many things in that little box and I know that if used properly, it can help the world to become a better place to live in.

Many years later (after abusing other Nokia models, getting bored with a Palm Pilot, stretching the limits of a Samsung, I now fiddle  with an  Apple i-phone, succumbing to all those advanced features which I previously said I did not need. Getting  used to one brand makes it difficult to change to another.  I remember how my Nokia-comfortable and educated fingers just found other brands (e.g. Sony and Samsung) and their key assignments and functions  too confusing and relatively hard for total reorientation and refocusing. Of course, you can always blame the complex insidious and painfully inevitable process called aging as the underlying reason for this failure to adapt.

Thus far, new inventions and innovations bring about great comfort, convenience and fun. While surely one must bear the aches to be a techie somehow, there are pleasant discoveries and newfound thrills that today’s technology bring about. Self-photography (selfies and groupies), movie-making and editing, songwriting, instant chats, social networks, electronic mails and accessibility of anyone anywhere around the globe are just some of  the thrills Steve Jobs and his generation of trailblazers have created for us in the last decade or so.

I can  and I will bear the aches.

Keep Asking

Keep Asking

You must be inquisitive in life. Life has many curious details waiting to be asked. Answers should be discovered and people should ask questions. Just like a child who is always curious, it is nice to see people who are always asking and have the […]

Storing Wonders

Storing Wonders

Who else loves storge companies? Well, I am loving their services. Self storage companies are God given wonders in the field of business. I do not need to worry about my things which I need to store. From small gadgets and important documents to even […]

Timepiece for a lifetime

Timepiece for a lifetime

I am digging my watch ever! This was given to me by my mother who is also fond of having watching. Well, it has been quite a long time since I have a new watch. The watch I am nusing was the one I used since college and it kind look a little worn out already. I remember when my mother gave me my first leather watch and I was so excited to use it to school. Now that she has given me this wood watch, I can not help but also be excited as I wear this to work two weeks from now. As you know I will start my new job as an HR officer of a high-end company and I am sure I will make a great impression with my watch. Anyway, my mother told me she got this in an online shop, which she says they are selling the best wooden watches ever in the entire web. Well, after checking it out myseld, I can definitely she is super right on this one! Well, my mother has not made any mistakes in terms of buying something for herself or for the whole family, especially if it involves about clothes and fashion.

An anti-aging cream

An anti-aging cream

This Vitamin c serum for face is as good of an anti-aging cream as there is. And, some of the effects of Aging can be sort of countered. For example this vitamin C serum does help you get rid of wrinkles, or at least reduce […]

Incomparable Amazon

Incomparable Amazon

  Lot of people ask me how much is Amazon Prime Canada, and to tell you the truth, the answer is just that there is no price that would be too much for a service like this, in my humble opinion. Now, I know that […]

Calling All Lovely Ladies

Calling All Lovely Ladies

 

Do you love accessory making? Are you fond of shoping accessrieis like bracelets, neckalces, earrings, rings, and beautiful time pieces? Wouldd you like to know more about making your own? My friend Elisabeth, a known accessories maker is making a talk about axcessiry making next month and I would like to invite you to book a ticket now. I heard she will be giving out tips on how to easily make bracelets, how to take care of your accessories, and where to purchase DIY marerials to start your own accessory business making. I am excited to attend this because I have an interest in making those simply because I am an accessory lover myslef. Wherever I go,say I go t Southeast asia or in Europe to travel for six months, I usualy go and buy souvenir accessriy items to give out as gifts or just to stack in my collection of accessories around the world. I am also thinking to starf my own online shop where I will see nice Zegarki wood watches, beacelets, knitted earrings and bags, and cutr and funky keychains. I would like to invite you to come with me so we could learn something new. I also jeard she is giving away promo codes and there will be a discount for people who will book their reservation early. See you there guys!

 

Pretty cool camera filters

Pretty cool camera filters

With the people I follow, I am constantly inspired by their photography and their work. And I think that is amazing. I’m so impressed with these apps that allow for people to post, share, and even make money off of amateur photography, what an amazing […]


My Diary

My Favorite Reality Shows in the World

My Favorite Reality Shows in the World

 I am a housewife that is why I love watching reality show! I am sharing with you my top three favorite reality shows!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

 Real Housewives of New Jersey

Keeping Up with the Kardashians