Thursday, September 30, 2010

Electronic Reading Devices

A few months ago a friend of mine, an illustrator, threw her netbook pc across the room perhaps out of rage, which is an Asus EEEPC. Those mini laptops that aims ultra portability with the power of a computer compressed into that tiny little digital notebook. Of course the netbook suffered critical damages which left it unusable. It does turn on still, however you would see nothing on the poor dented screen and cracked body of the device. Now it's just junk, she said she's planning to buy a new one(Perhaps the only solution) and told me that she wants the Apple iPad, which came out just recently around that time with a whopping price of around $500. Although we should actually come up with a solution with her "wrecking-things-when-mad" syndrome first than buying a new netbook.

The iPad looked like the grandmother of an iTouch. With its 9” screen and features that boasts internet wifi capabilities, photos, music & movie playback, iBook applications among others. click here for further iPad features.

Anyhow, I'm not exactly a fan of the iPod, iTouch or the iMac. So I probably won't be buying any of that in the future. 
Apple iPad
I believe in practical living. I wouldn't be burning my money on something I think is not exactly a necessity in my life. Also it simply reminded me of a better and improved Amazon Kindle.
Animal Farm
Amazon Kindle is a gadget for e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, simply put it's an electronic reading device. see product description and features by clicking the link.

Amazon Kindle
Although I have placed the Kindle on my wish list, since I love to read books and with the device I can carry almost a library in one simple and compact little pad. I guess I want the Kindle, it's a rather better choice I think when the price range of these babies come less than $200. Also has 3G and wifi capabilities, perfect for an afternoon to evening read in a cafe with the kindle as your company.
The man who mistook his wife for a hat
White chocolate mocha on one hand and kindle on the other.

Then again, since I'm a writer it would be a whole lot better if I could use Kindle to write my stories and other works with. A netbook is just the right gadget for that. With the iPad, typing on it doesn't really seem comfortable and its a thing to get used to but with a small keyboard I can type as quickly as I can. The screen is also slightly bigger since a netbook normally has a 10.1 inch screen, can also play movies and show photos and other applications the iPad lacks(which is often the case with macs). Most importantly it can read e-books, even kindle exclusive file formats, so favorite titles won't be left out.
I bought e-book titles such as "The man who mistook his wife for a hat" by Oliver Sacks, Animal Farm, Persepolis etc. I'm happy enough to read them on a desktop pc while taking a break from work. I love to read and it'll be great having one of these but right now, I read at work and spend the rest of my time at home playing my PSP and I allot a few hours in the day to continue my writings. 
A netbook from a local Filipino company sells a decent netbook for around $200, not so bad at all considering its actually less than half an iPad's amount and is a Filipino brand. 

Later on perhaps I'll be hanging out in a cafe with my PSP. :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In the beginning. There were words.

Perhaps it’s only right that I introduce myself, very well then. I’m called Veronica and I’d like to be called by that name although most of my closer friends would call me in my nickname while others would make a nickname up for me, in which I rarely find amusing. Some call me Ron, Ronnie (acceptable), the despicable “Vero, Ver, Veron”, distasteful “nica” and others. In the land of Taft where a few friends of mine reside, they call me “V”. In which I start to think if it were a trend over there since 5 of the people I know who’re from there call me by that letter. Are they all just fans of “Gossip Girl”?? Or is Veronica really long? I guess I'd prefer to be called with my nickname as opposed to having someone calling me "Beronika". If you can't pronounce it right, please don't pronounce it at all.
Most of these I tend to shrug off and perhaps this is the only time I get to ramble about the fact.
I for one wouldn’t dare call a person with a name hacked from their origin unless they allow it, I would take the effort to really call them as what ever they introduced me with. I do believe uttering our names by others is like honey to our ears. Although I do have the knack for calling people behind their back with certain nicknames and or code names if they’ve made a rather impression in my daily living.
There was this girl back in college whom I called “chubby lips” for obvious reasons. “Runaway Bride” was the girl who… ran away from me also back in college for reasons I have forgotten what had happened. I forgot what happened but I know it was a rather funny moment. I think I asked her a typical question and she ran away just like that. She was a somehow peculiar person, hiding her face by shoving it on walls when one of my friends passed her by, opening the door then slamming it back when she saw my face and reacting in a not so subtle manner.
My friends nicknamed the weirdo (weird in a bad way) who roamed around campus. “Respect” as he’s called, since at one time he ranted about respect, he spoke about ‘respect’ in public and I believe none of his words were deemed sensible. Poor fellow, he also tried to ask out almost all the girl students in the campus and I wasn’t an exception, I turned the poor chap down as everyone would. Most of us knew something was awfully loose in his head but dared not say it to his face. I actually nicknamed him “Bonjing” since he looked like one and acts like one.
I dubbed a rather amusing girl “Dancer in the Dark” simply because she performed a solo performance for me… in the dark. It was funny. So I called her that when I told my friends about it since I don’t usually give out names of people I talk to friends about, I still would like to keep their dignity intact.
One friend of mine was called “Agony” since when I first met her she was in tears and perhaps agonizing over what had happened and it seemed she cried most of the time hence the nickname and people actually call her by that name and she wouldn’t mind. Awesome, I wish I could call "Bear Trap Mouth" - Bear Trap Mouth to his face. I don't call her agony anymore, she seemed happier now.

My profile would probably tell you a bit about myself and it can also double as my dating resume! Dating history available only upon request. Just kidding.
I also have another blog with tumblr in which I don’t really nurture since I find tumblr to be a bit confusing and overwhelming in a way that abashed my bachelor’s degree in IT.