I'm not the right person to talk about gadget. But, I think it is important to write from the gadget-bimbo point of view for the use of other gadget-bimbos out there :D
Anyway, 'A' bought me the latest iphone which is so so so so pretty!
My first smartphone was an iphone. I wasn't even want a smartphone at that time, just cause I don't know how addictive useful it is!
Just last year, I changed to Samsung, with no plans of doing it, whatsoever. The shop was in front of the shop that I wanted to go, then we sesaje enter the shop and the last thing we know, we brought home a new phone, and it was samsung, the brand we had never ever discussed to have. I have to say that was one terrible impulse buying.
The first thing I noticed and it immediately gives me wary was..how fast the battery drains. Not just that, the time to charge it also much longer than my old iphone (it was an iphone4). A week after that, I told my husband..I don't like that phone. Since that day, I've been counting days for the next iphone to come out and hope for it to be irresistable, so that 'A' wouldn't have choice. haha xp
Now, I'm using iphone 6+. The first thing we notice is..the battery drains very very slowly. I got to charge it once every two days. If before, 100% battery in Samsung will go down to 80% when I wake up in the morning. For this phone, it moves only 1%. How incredible. When I think back, when I use iphone, I've never need to carry a power bank. But as soon as we realized the fast drain of Samsung battery (that was a week after the purchase), 'A' bought the power bank. I never thought I would need power bank until...I use samsung.
In addition, although the battery capacity of iphone6 is much bigger than any other phone, I didn't feel the charging time is significantly longer than its other counterparts. I think Samsung took much longer to get full.
From the user who lacks of patience (like yours truly), smooth processor is very important. Or else, I will die so soon due to high blood pressure. Although still young, I have seen cases where a young person simply died because of the blood pressure goes beyond the tower. I know, I went overboard with the example, but it kills me for android/samsung took minutes just to get me connected to the person I'm calling. For example, when I need to talk to the husband at that second, then I quickly click the call history. Then I tap at his name, and then the phone ask you which app should it use?? Usually, I just tap whichever and then the phone will get hang a while, before proceed. I know right???U can die if this continues for over the years. Don't let me start on saving a new contact. It will too make u choose where to save it. I had never have problem like this. Just save the damn contacts in the phone! Grrrr... Oh, didn't I tell you that after you made all the selection, they will ask you if you want use the same action, next time? They did, but after a few times, it will ask the same question again. So, basically, you have to answer sort of 2 quizzes, before your request is met.
Another, is the camera. I'm used to iphone before, I didn't really appreciate how smooth the camera and all. When I use Samsung, at first I feel like, oh, cool! it has so many applications, etc. But then, I realized all of it is not necessary, not even make significant with slow processor. How many events I missed just caused I got annoyed with how bad the camera works. Iphone 4 took much better photos although the objects are moving! My samsung phone, you need to be static for at least 2 minutes to get a decent shot! >,< So, everytime I went out with friends who is using iphone, I will ask them to take the picture that I wanted using their camera. haha..then, send them to me. Sigh..I endured that for a year, I can't believe it. lol xp
This could be subjective for different person. But, I love the feeling when you hold an iphone, especially the most recent model. ehehe. My previous samsung was just fine, although the outer body is made of plastic. Just that, I can't stand that the 'cat' can terkopek?? I can't believe it also, but it happens to my phone. Although it is only a year old, but it looks like 5. This situation just aggravate my hate towards it further. sigh..
I loveeeee instagram (ig). bahaha..before I changed to samsung/android, I didn't know that instagram is more friendly to iphone! Waaa!Who would have thought of that >,< So, I had to install an app so that the picture taken can be fit in ig. Another hassle! Because of this, I tagged along my ipad everywhere I go. My handbag gets bulky but, I don't mind as long as my blood didn't boil just cause the camera was so slow and unable to take a decent photo, and more, can't have a nice ig-fit photo.
I just realized this when we are about to change the phone. Just last week. I carried with me, my Japan phone (samsung) and my M'sia phone (iphone4s). In here, we can trade in the old phone for the new one. I have no further thoughts for trading the samsung one, of course. To our surprise, the quoted trading price for iphone 4s (which is 2 years older than the Samsung model), is twice the trading price of that samsung! So, 'A' decided to trade both, and we brought home two new phones, when initially the change was just for me.
All of the factors I just listed could be considered as small, for some of you. I became like that, maybe cause I started off with iphone. So, I had a hard time adjusting and at the end, I failed. You can see it like that too, if you like.
I have kept this book in my kindle for a very long time.
I decided to go for it coz..I had pretty much read everything in the library. Except this.
I bought this just cause the writer is a Malaysian and I was a big fan of cerita hantu Cina, when I was small. hehehe.
The story is about Li Lan, a teenager who lived somewhere in Malacca and was at the age ready to be married off. Her family was once one of the rich in the city of Malacca is now poor due to his father's misfortune being cheated on. Apparently, when Li Lan was small, she was promised to be the wife of a nephew to a rich family. But, the first son of the family has fallen in love with her, instead. Soon after he saw Li Lan for the first time, he died due to small pox, a disease which is pendemic and deadly. Despite of losing his physical body, he still wanted to be married to Li Lan. From here, Li Lan quest to save herself from being the ghost bride started.
If you used to watch Chinese movies in the 90's, where there a lot of ghost story, mostly the funny ones, maybe you can relate to each details. I just take what I have in memory from my childhood time and incorporate. It was so much fun! Like how the author explain the burning of fake money so that the dead can use before crossing the the hall of judgment (something like that). The Chinese also will burn the 'toy' house, servants, and means of transportation. I was amazed how the author manipulate all of these to make a very nice story.
The writer did a great job in elaborating the scene of each chapter, it's like the imagination she/he have is so detail, which helps to build the picture in our head while we read. The feeling was like reading on of Harry POtter's where J.K Rowling explained the setting in detail, then only followed the the occurrence. I have to say that Yangsze Choo is a good storyteller. I feel itchy to tell you the ending. At start, I just want to know if she succeeded to avoid being the ghost bride or not. Only that. But, the author gave me something more.
Ok, I should stop before I spoil it for u!
Drop me a comment or two if you have read this book, okay? I want to know what you think :)
**spoiler alert: Li Lan falls in love with a dragon!