live, love, laugh. Just the way I like it.
I've always been a conventional consumer. When it comes to mobile phones I would rather just stick with the usual. From the chunky Alcatels to good old reliable Nokia (pretty sure most of us owned one before) to the Blackberry (though short lived, I still miss the keypad much) to my current Samsung touchscreen that beams out pretty, clear images and videos - almost as good as any cameras out there.
So here's my S4 story.
I'm currently using the Samsung Galaxy S3 but Samsung was nice enough to loan a test unit of the new S4!! I've always been sceptical about touch screen phones (never owned an Apple product ever too) but after using the Galaxy range, I thought why not? Must be a good chance to try the phone out and share what I love about the S4. My review wouldn't be very much to the technical side but more from the consumer point of view - or rather a girl's point of view ;)
At first glance, there is not a huge difference between the S3 and S4.
So what's new about this phone? (wait for it...)
- It has a better camera (13MP!!) --you really don't need a camera if you're like me, love carrying your phone everywhere with you instead of a bulky camera
This is my favourite (aside from the Air Gesture/Air View function of the phone). The S4 camera comes with pretty cool features (I heard they are also exclusive to this model only)
Sound & Shot : You can record a sound with your photo
Dual Camera Shot : Take photos with both your rear and front camera (at the same time!!) which means you can actually snap a photo of yourself #selfie and your friends at the same time.
Like what we did here :
Best face : Takes a few shots and you can select the best selfie
- The S4 also has a larger display (means good quality with higher resolution)
- Battery life is also better and last longer than the S3
- Slimmer and slightly lighter too
The accessories that come with it :
Everything looks pretty in white. The S4 also has a lot more built it features and another feature that I really love is the Air Gesture and Air View function.
With the Air Gesture tool, you can switch between pages, read emails, accept / reject calls and control your music. While the Air View allows for users to use fingers and movement to control photos you are viewing, zoom and magnify your viewing page, and many more cooler functions. Though I personally do not use this a lot, it could be useful if you are on your phone docked in a stand or using the bluetooth.
In conclusion, the S4 indeed has a lot of cooler features compared to the S3 necessary, or not. But if you are looking for a great phone with reasonable price, the S3 does not fail in comparison. However if it is within your budget, this would be a great phone to have and keep in this smart phone era. Be it the larger screen, newer features or smaller size it really varies depending on your own personal usage and users experience.
Everyone has probably heard of the cycle.
On the phone. After talking about how sucky the day was and stories about a friend's misadventure. Here's how the conversation went.
Me: "girls.. they are attracted to jerks. They never learn until they get their heart broken. And then you date a nice guy but you think he's boring"
Brian: " ya la, all you girls, like dating jerks only. It's a cycle, you date nice guy after that. Find him boring, then go back to dating someone (also a jerk) because you think he's exciting."
Me: "then when do you ...stop the cycle of getting your heart broken, dating a nice guy and then back to a jerk again?"
Him: "..when you find a jerk that is tolerable"
Him: "just like for guys, we dig bitches because they're hot. But then bitches leave us for another guy and we find a nice girl, but she's boring and too nice for us.. then we find someone more exciting, the cycle remains"
Me: "So you stop when you find a tolerable bitch?"
Him: "Yes, or someone with a bit of both"
Me: "How do you know if she's tolerable?"
Him: "if you can talk to her without feeling like you need to slap her on the face"
Both roll on bed laughing.
I know it has been ages since I last blogged, feeling kinda bad right now. I'm sorry dear blog, promise i'm doing my best at balancing everything that's going on right now. And that includes... making sure we get our invites to catch Iron Man 3 (heck! nothing can stand in the way!)
Robert Downey Jr has always been
delicious charming and talented (gosh, he's got such a great sense of humour) he's in my top 10 (okay irrelevant I know, moving on..) Why would we not look forward to this upcoming blockbuster? nothing could go wrong with Gwyneth Paltrow as the leading actress in this action film.
This entry my friend, is about how I would customize my Iron Man suit and what to name it in order to win my pair of invites (pretends I don't see this entry after this nyek nyek) to the premier in two days time. I know I'm a few days late, but Annie if you are reading this.. see I just gave you a shoutout heehee *puppy eyes*
Well, Brian and I were discussing and he said, "why not add in a feminine touch? you've always liked fashion so add those girly stuff".. in my head I thought "yea..and then call it one of those Powerpuff girls."
Can you imagine? "I'm saving the world kabahhbooomm"
If I could customize my Iron Man suit, these will be the main unique selling points (USPs) :
a) Anti Perspiration material
With all that flying about and crashing on hard surfaces, you think Iron Man would sweat like Ac qua Di Gio? of course not. And I'm anal about scent, a man should always smell good. Even when sweating. To aid this, perhaps my customized suit would have an in-built fan so that it is always kept at room temperature >.<
b) Quick change elements
Wouldn't it be great to fight enemies while looking good? By looking good I don't mean just the hair or physique, but the clothing (or outerwear) that makes my suit. If only the steel could function like how the quick-change does it.
One moment I'm black, the next I'm white. How awesome is that? One moment I'm ready for a party, next I'm at the battlefield.
My costume would also be able to camouflage to conceal myself from enemies.
What about a sensor to detect emotions and moving objects apart from having the be made out of super heavy duty material to take on huge ass monsters? Sounds like a plan. Not only would I be able to camouflage, I can turn into different sizes and shapes.
c) What do I name it?
The coolest outfit on earth. It's called the Bloomer.
(taken from Amelia Bloomer, an activist who began to wear costume in the early 1880s, which promoted fashion in women and in dress standards for women that would be less restrictive in everyday activities. Read more here)
So this is the bulldog story.
Brian has been wanting to start a comic blog so he can embarass us with our witty conversations 'graphically'. Feeling a little unjust, I dared him to.
So he sent me this picture of a bulldog, "you look like this when you get angry."
Rarr rarr rarr he attempts to bark like a bulldog (i know right, so romantic..)
"Sigh. It's okay, they're toy dogs, so cute."
"But bulldogs are NOT toy dogs."
He sends me this to justify how huge they 'actually' are.
"Wait. Let me show you how a bulldog REALLY looks like," I replied.
I sent him a picture of Patches (coincidentally named the same as his dog at home) whom I have had with me for years
See, it's SMALL and it's my TOY, which makes it a toy (dog)
a little humour a day, goes a long way *runs
Rach 1 Brian 0
So the bunch of us have been really busy lately with work and our day to day stuff but we managed to finally sit down and catch up. Although dinner was good, meeting my friends was even better. So this is our belated Christmas cum New Year dinner.
Did I not mention that we had our own secret santa too? :D
Danie & Ezra
Salmon Pizza *inserts fancy name from B.I.G
Ham and pepperoni *inserts super fancy name
Best gift wrapper ever! (from Lydia) she knows just how much I like the place heehee
Basically we are supposed to get a gift that represents us and at dinner we would pick a name and present our gift to the lucky person.
Our lawyer can be creative too! =P
Also brought the polaroid camera, making good use of it and it takes beautiful pictures.
Thanks for the memories and a great start to this year.
Realized just how much I have abandoned this space, there are so many things that I want to blog about but there's hardly any time =S We recently did a green screen shoot for a friend's upcoming video production. Not going to share what it is about yet but let's just say... it has something to do with the GangNam style? =O
yes it was evident that Brian was flirting -_-"
Initially they were looking for just a lead Chinese girl (you know, the whole 1Malaysia thingy) and the plan was that Brian would accompany me because he wanted to be there to watch me embarrass myself. Then last minute they needed a Chinese guy to be in the shoot... and so you can guess what happened next :D
It's a sign. He's always been a fan of Psy (*cues ringtone)...
even attempted to dance on the speedboat in Redang.
With the help of lil miss, here's their ending pose.
So anyway speaking of the shoot, we spent the whole day and night at the studio experiencing our first shoot together.
We were also told to bring clothing of different kinds (white, casual and traditional).. you don't want to see me in a CheongSam =S
Photos from the shoot:
(instagram effect =P)
and here's my chef of the day =P
In the last week or so I've seen at least 10 condo and apartment units.
With a lovely infinity pool overlooking the city.
We never had to worry about starving or having a place to live when we live with our parents but this year marks my 6th year living on my own. Of course I miss home, my parents and friends whom I see almost every quarter (only) and time flies. Looking back, most of my friends would joke about filming a horror film here in my current place, but to me, this place is filled with memories of people and series of happy moments and misadventures, it has been a great shelter to me. So I'm leaving half heartedly but looking forward to create new memories in my new place.
I also remember taking 20 mins walk to campus everyday and walking back after lectures. It wasn't that far of a walk, don't know why we used to complain last time. But anyway, glad to say that I've finally settled for a place.
The best part about shifting to a new place is shopping for furnitures. I'm sure most of us love window shopping and admiring the layouts in IKEA, so I went to scout for stuff to fit in my studio unit *excited*
Still, so not looking forward to packing up boo.