Thursday, May 24, 2012

Simplified version of Photoshop: Pixlr

Yes, its super awesome to have Instagram. 
The current trend is to update people with what you see in real time. 
Bad picture resolution, no problem. 
There's a wide selection of touch-up features that help you "beautify" the image.

I found a even better site for people to upload pictures from the convenience of computer!

For the typical desktop/laptop YOU:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Evolution of Cell phones

They say owning a Chanel is every girl's dream. I am definitely the outcast.
My dream had always been owning a blackberry. 
Through the course from seeing to owning a cellphone, I went through the cellphone revolution.

1. The very first phone my family had was an Audiovox. It looked something like this:

At the time, this was THE PHONE. One that allowed people to take it out of their house and it still works!! It was really convenient, but didn't serve as a substitute for the landline. 

2. After about 2-3 years, the whole family stopped using a cell-phone. During the period when we didn't have cell-phone, dial-up internet connection became important. It was a time when students become interested, and major addiction towards neopets started. Whoa talk about taking over 2 minutes to get online! While I was online, obviously the phone line would have crazy buzzing and beeping sounds when you wanted to call out. It was not possible, and internet had a strict limitation of the space for their plans. So chances are you either never use up the spaces the plan provided, or the person could never get to you by calling. Looks like we needed cell-phones after all =)

Sony Ericsson z520i

3. First phone with a CAMERA! You can't believe how excited I was to get this. There were a couple of really amazing things this phone did: interchangeable cover to different colors, advanced camera settings, lit up keypad, color screen!! This was a smaller size than the first one we had. My favorite: the snapping sound when you close the flip phone. CRAZY!

Sony Ericsson z750i

4. The NEXT amazing phone. This one had a BIGGER screen, higher resolution pictures, and a MIRROR (the front)! The design was amongst the best during that time, better than the iphone3G design (in my opinion). Sony Ericsson's parent company is Sony, so camera/screen resolution, and design are created by top designers. This particular model focuses further on the curved, smooth edges with round buttons. Adding a hint of feminine touch to the finished product. Nicely done. 

 Sony Ericsson U8a

5. This just made texting like typing on a computer!! Bigger, TOUCH screen =) 
A HIGHER quality picture resolution, app available for download. Much Much MORE. More fascinated than ever.

Blackberry curve 9300
6. MASTERPIECE. Can't be explained with words.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Crafty Idea

Not quite sure what to make for mother's day.
Too late to get pictures developed and create a scrapbook from scratch.
My weekend classes goes from 9-4. Today is pretty much my last day to make crafts.

So.... I did this:

-cue card
-color paper

And... creativity!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cleaning 101: Cleaning a Bath tub

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A prime definition of a couch potato: after two big meals, sat on the couch and watched The Voice. 

This is so NOT good! (in Chandler's voice)

So I decided to do some extra cleaning around the house to compensate for the extra pounds I threw in during the break. Washing my bath tub.

I normally use my bath tub for quick showers. Actually, I never used it for "taking a bath" really. A piece of information I read online which talked about the Pros and cons the two methods. So basically its good to shower to save water & promote more cleanliness. Though the downfall would be it becomes difficult to clean places which requires more time and effort on. 

So what is the other big half for? buckets! Buckets are filled with water for putting clothes to test out if their color dyes come off. Another benefit is washing newly bought clothes. The neatly hung shirts/bottoms in the store usually has gone through the unimaginable places: the dirty floor, dusty shelf, filthy boxes.. A simple rinse will usually do the trick. 

With all the accumulation of dirt/residue/hairs in the bathtub, how do you clean it?

Materials you'll need:

-Vim (in liquid form)
- Mop
- extendable shower head

Really simple, inexpensive materials you can get from anywhere. 

First, use a decent amount by drawing a zig-zag pattern in the bathtub with the Vim. Then using a semi-wet mop, evenly spread the mixture to the whole tub. Use the same strength as if you would mop the floor. The harder you scrub, the cleaner it gets. Do this for about 5 minutes or so, then open the water and use the same mop to rinse all over. Make sure the Vim gets rinsed out completely so avoid slipping the next time you shower. Getting the water from one end of the tub to the other end may be time consuming, so be prepared to allocate extra time for this step. It took me about 5-10minutes for the rinsing part, but its the last step for hard work! Lastly, use the shower head to go over the whole tub again to get the remains down the drain. 

NOTE: Make sure there is enough air circulation around the house (especially the bathroom) to avoid breathing in the odour. 

Have fun!