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December 7, 2011 — 2 Comments

This trailer is disgustingly beautiful.

And oh-they know it~

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The Toggle Remote Concept from Carbon is interesting — and gotta admit, pretty slick… though with the use of motion to game, I’m not seeing people ever returning to gaming controls.

I find it hilarious, however, if this ends up as a real remote to use at home, because I just pictured my mother struggling to turn the tv on.

My mom’s side of the family (including myself) is… really interesting to say the least. I think of all the families I know, we (as a whole) are the least tech savvy I have seen — and this coming from someone who should be tech savvy. I mean, it hasn’t been long since my uncle installed Wi-Fi at home (and I just installed my own! LOL).

So while I had been reluctant to get a mobile since my last got stolen years and years ago, it’s interesting to note that none of my uncles or aunts in my mom’s side of the family actually owns a mobile. One of my uncle doesn’t even own his own landline! I’m the hermit who has taken up all those family traits. Since I spent so much time working online, it seems pointless for me to have something where people can localize me the extra few hours I’m not in front of the computer.

Then… I finally got a Galaxy Tab. A cheap one and old generation at that, but I’m too cheap to actually pay regular price for something I’m not fully gonna use – 1. for fear of getting mugged, and 2. why would I get a Galaxy Tab with a mobile service in the first place? LOL So I have a non-service Tab, which works for me alright since I get to use Wi-Fi (that’s why I finally set it up) and get to test out mobile browsing with it.

Returning to the topic of the remote – I can picture my mother (or my aunt or uncles) having a hard time with the concept. I don’t think my mother gets how her remote control for the LED TV works out yet… and she doesn’t even use it outside the cable decoder

I haven’t talked about bikes in so long…

Designed by Stanislaw Ploski – it’s so fresh!

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The BiBi Discography

January 3, 2011 — 11 Comments

I told you BiBi was going to be my first post of 2011! xD

It’s common knowledge I don’t buy singles… or usually “best of” compilations — unless it’s an artist with too many albums that I don’t want to “catch up” on with.

Julz also knows I don’t do mini-albums.

But I do own all of BiBi’s albums ;P I have named myself her biggest fan living the farthest away. LOL Unless BiBi has a fan living in the Patagonia, I’m taking the title, thankyouverymuch.

Bibi’s latest albums are far from perfect. Really respect that she’s trying to expand her style, her vocal range, as well as her image. Though it sometimes feels like her label doesn’t know what to do with her, like they need to change her style (from Time to i.fish.light.mirror) to sell well in Taiwan and Hong Kong – where she probably did sell well after the change.

I sat today listening to her first album (not counting her EP), Who Touched My Violin String?, and it was really quite good. Very strong, except for maybe two skippable songs.

Her second effort, her double album NOW and WOWUMPH! They’re a killer combo. After over two years of listening and discovering Chinese pop music artists, I have learned to appreciate NOW a lot more. But WOW blew me away right away for its hard to figure out sound.

In NOW, she is a lot more traditional sounding… a few “Chinese” or I guess zhongguo feng songs, nice ballads with tight vocals, great production values, and lyrics. In WOW, she does the opposite. She’s R&B without sounding R&B, she’s a bit Rock without being Rock, she’s Pop without being truly Pop — she’s got funk, soul… her lyrics are whack, and she sounds like no one else.

If Leehom coined Chinked-out style, BiBi was able to pull it off in WOW.

I really believe those two albums have been the highlight of her career, and hope that her new contract with Gold Typhoon lets her — as an artist — experiment with those styles more.

Hopefully, I will be able to get the pinyin for Bibi’s songs. In the meantime, you can check the one that’s already done for the WOW album. If you’re lucky, I will learn Chinese hahaha… tough luck!

My Fluevog Wishlist

December 11, 2010 — 1 Comment

See, it’s been over a year since my last shoes-talk.

I’ve been renewing my wardrobe because my uncle loves to pick on me for using jeans and tees… and I keep telling him that anyone can dress smartly if they want to spend money. So I’m retiring my Tripp pair of jeans with orange stitching that’s so torn because I’ve used it for over 3 years, and I’m changing it for expensive jeans.

I’m switching my tees, for shirts (long and short sleeves), as well as suits and over $100USD jackets. I’m wearing ties, and vests, and I just need more than one pair of boots.

And I’m picky with the boots. I don’t want delicate expensive boots, so muggers in the street look at me thinking they can mug me. I want tough looking boots, so they think I can kick their butts.

But mainly, I wanna say — see, uncle~ we can dress whatever we like if we pay for it.

But damn those Fluevog stuff are expensive. I’m still chicken shit to buy shoes online because shoes are so specific. I did buy shirts online, though. They fit perfect. But Korean (or I guess, Asian) size makes me feel fat. I bought everything medium or large. O_O

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