Sunday, February 26, 2017

Don't Get Lost in Shanghai

I love watching Chinese movies, but i don't know how to speak Chinese. i also don't understand Chinese. The only Chinese i know is "xie xie". This also goes for my sister and friend. So how did we survive Shanghai? Of course by the ever reliable internet! Yeah, we're technology-dependent. hehe. 

In other words, iVideo wifi saved our lives.

Though we still could not access Google and other Google-related sites, it still had been very helpful.

I discovered that my iPhone map can work very well, and it's just like Google map. thanks to the iVideo wifi, we were able to use the map of our iPhones and found the locations very well.

Famous SNS sites, like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is not really accessible also. But it's okay, at least we really get to bond and talk to each other. I learned about my friend, Joyce's Englishing skills. Hehe. And she got to hear me talk more. hahaha. But if you are already dying coz of withdrawal symptoms from SNS, you can go to big hotels (ex. Park Hyatt), their wifi is fast and you can access all your SNS.

But chat apps like Whatsapp, WeChat and Kakaotalk, and also iMessage work perfectly well. Though sometimes I had difficulty using Viber and Line app (even if we were in the Line Cafe).

As mentioned, we cannot access Google-related sites with the iVideo wifi.. meaning we also cannot access Google Translate. Good thing my sister has translators powered by Naver, a Korean site. We used that translator and we were able to communicate more easily to the locals.

A downside though of the iVideo wifi is that the battery drains easily. Good thing they have 2 batteries provided. But still you need to have a powerbank ready. What we do is we would turn off the wifi coz there's no SNS sites accessible, and we just turned it on if we need the maps or need the chat apps.

But another great thing with them is that they deliver it fast. We ordered it weekend before our trip and we got it just right before our trip.

Oh well.. I have to admit.. the wifi had been a big factor for us to have an enjoyable and hassle-free trip.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 8

November 8...

A lot of people hate that day. A lot of people would like to remove it from the calendar coz of the news that for that day..

2013: Typhoon Yolanda
2016: Marcos to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery for Heroes)
Trump becoming President of the USA

But you know what? It's not only bad things that happen on November 8. And you know the most awesome thing that happened? I was born on that day.

I was supposed to be born in December. But no, I was born November 8.. coz God said something awesome should happen on November 8.

Nonsense post. Just want to inform everyone when my birthday is.
This is a grand post coz I never announce my birthday

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Miss Photography

Ever since I was a kid, I already love taking pictures. I even got my first ever camera when I was in first year high school.

I still take photos but not that much anymore. Looks weird coz it's easier (our first camera has a separate bulky flash) and less expensive (wastage of film) now to take photos compared to before, but still I don't take that much pictures anymore especially compared to my friends.

But I still love to take photos especially of candid shots of people. I think I just want it to be as real as possible. And I love taking back shots of friends.

Yes, I also sometimes take pictures of sceneries and food (especially for food report) and those usual stuff but I admit that I'm not good at it.

Anyway, I met up with friends who are really active in Instagram who posts really good pictures that they even win contests and have a number of followers. And I suddenly have this feeling to also open an Instagram account for photos that won't include my face. That it would have a certain theme.

But I'm stumped. (1) i don't know what username to use; (2) what would be the contents of the account? I would like to have a theme but I don't have any idea what my theme would be. Food? Scenery? Fashion?

One thing for sure. I don't want my friends to know about it. I want it to be an anonymous account. If ever in the future I will discover that my friends are following me, it would be like I achieved something. It would be like somehow I passed their standards.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Quotable Quotes: Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko

i hate to regret things. but i really do regret not posting in pinterest the screenshots of the scenes/lines that i like from the jdorama Kaitou Tantei Yamaneko. i just saved them in my laptop and during the holy week, my laptop just crashed. sigh.

i just posted two in pinterest. as much as i would like to watch the drama again and screenshot them, i decided to just use it in watching other dramas. hello, i still have a long list of plan to watch. so i will just watch once in a while and post/update this again.

a little about the drama. i kinda accidentally watched it when i saw in my feeds that it was subbed. i don't know why i decided to just try it. and i really enjoyed the first episode. and one big surprise is Narimiya Hiroki was there. i like him as an actor. so i decided to continue and i'm glad i did. i really enjoyed the drama. and Kame as able to prove himself that he could be an actor. i saw him in another drama before, and i hated his acting. hehe. the best part of Kame in this drama? his singing voice. hahahaha.

i also like some of the lines (obviously, why would i have this post if not, right?). here are some of the quotes that i like:

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ebisu Garden Place

i love to watch japanese dramas and movies, so what's the best way to discover japan? go to a place seen in a drama/movie. and perfect drama for it? hana yori dango.

hana yori is my first japanese drama (as far as i can recall). it's the japanese version of taiwanese' meteor garden and korean's boys over flowers.

one of the famous location of the drama is the ebisu garden place (clock tower square). this is where domyouji waited for makino for their date for the longest time and waited for her even if started to rain.

and i'm glad i searched for hana yori dango filming sites coz i didn't see this in famous tourist spots on my research. it's a nice place. it looks an expensive place hehe, but still a nice place to visit. and there are lots of restaurants there.

yes, i have to ask my sister to pose like she's waiting but since it's modern times, she's waiting while playing with her phone. hehe.

so what can you see in ebisu garden place besides this popular tower?

this clock performs a melody and like a mini-COD christmas display performance every 12nn, 3pm & 6pm. we saw the 12nn "performance". it's just small but it's cute. and it's difficult to watch coz it's hot!

if you're into art, i think you'll like the things you can see here

you can go inside a building and in the top most floor, you will see a view of tokyo.

there's even a museum for beer there. but sorry, we didn't go there.

and the tokyo metropolitan museum of photography. i really wanted to visit this place but sadly it's closed during the time we went there for renovation.

we weren't able to explore the place that much. but if you're a hana yori fan, you truly have to visit this place.

so how to go there....

go to Ebisu Station.. find the exit for the Yebisu Skywalk. and just walk/walakalator and walk/walkalator and walk/walkalator... hehe.

then cross the street...

then you're there!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2015: Finally!

2015 had been a year where i have said "Finally" a lot of times. there had been a lot of first times that happened that year that i have wished for and finally came true. to show you what i mean:

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Ji Jia Wei's Quotable Quotes

it's been a long time since i watched a taiwanese drama. and as you know, i get influenced easily. so when i saw several posts about Murphy's Law of Love with pictures of danson tang also, i told myself that i should give it a try.

and tried i did. and i got hooked. taiwanese are sooo good in making romantic comedy dramas. even if the drama is full of cliches. and even if i always were able to guess what will happen next (that's how cliche it is), but still i loooved it and was still hooked.

ji jia wei is a sweet guy in his own way. and handsome too. hehe. but anyway, even he is a cold porkchop, his words are gem that people can learn from. so i made this post to write those quotes. and just because i want to write something in my blog..

"I don't wish to hurt somebody else with the past between us two." - what he told his ex when she gave instructions to a friend on what ji jia wei needs when he has the flu

"You can be angry, but you can never ignore me." - as i always say.. the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference

"If a plane can get to that place, then it's not that far away."

"Why are you always deciding on the outcome even without trying?" - i am guilty of this

"I thought I had the ability to give you happiness but I didn't imagine that my love would make it so hard for you."

"Sometimes dating is just like that. It's like dancing. If you miss one step, all the steps afterwards will be wrong... One moment impacts a lifetime."

his girlfriend is the dr. love, but i learned a lot more from ji jia wei. still, his girlfriend the dr. love has one quotable quote for me:

"Why did we learn so much from this relationship but can only fulfill it with someone else?"

all i can say about xiao tong's (dr. love quote) is that, i don't know why you're not together? even if the drama would end with less than 19 episodes and even if i'll miss ji jia wei, it's okay. because as the drama still goes on, it just became dragging.

oh well, i still loved it. i still gave it an 8/10 rating.