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07 April 2011 @ 09:41 am
hello, if you've arrived at my journal, it's probably for one of two reasons:
1) you readohmyshinki
2) I friended you...most likely for icons or something

So my journal is semi-friends only, where all my personal life entries are friends locked. It's not that exciting...all my fandom stuffz are atohmyshinki(join! hehe). But if we do have a lot in common, feel free to friend me! (comment if you want to be added back)

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21 July 2009 @ 06:26 pm
I have been using a Macbook Pro on loan from my job for the past two years. I like it a lot, but there are certain things I still use a PC for...still, if I had to buy one, I'd pick a Mac. So as I see it, I have two main options:

Option #1: Macbook

If I buy a laptop, I will definitely buy from Princeton's computer initiative (SCI) - there's a good reason most Princeton students do. the pros and cons of this
**(huge) pros: convenient (everything you need for Princeton pre-installed, configured), good deal (has Microsoft Office, Endnote, etc. $$$ software), and on-site support
**cons: SCI has only 4 models to choose from, and you can only buy those exact models (can't customize memory, hard drive size, etc.)

So yeah. My initial instinct was that I'd definitely buy from SCI, b/c of the huge benefits. SCI offers 2 Macbooks, a white 13" regular Macbook and a 15" aluminum Pro. Due to the huge price difference ($1100 for regular, $2000 for Pro), I'm not sure if the Pro's bigger hard drive, better memory, faster processor, etc., bigger screen will be worth it. I like doing video editing and have a massive iTunes library, so those would probably be quite desirable, but idk...

Option #2: iMac + netbook

**pros: for the same price, a desktop >>>> laptop (bigger monitor, full size keyboard, better specs); for something portable, Asus netbook >> Macbook (much lighter + better battery life, yet can handle most tasks); buying a Mac from Apple rather than SCI = free iPod touch; a desktop is considerably harder to get stolen or knocked around, so having an expensive desktop + (relatively) cheap netbook to carry around is safer; for some things that don't work so hot on a Mac, I'd have a PC backup
**cons: not from SCI (harder to get support, I have to get both computers configured for Princeton, I won't have programs like Endnote, etc.); transferring things between the two would be a hassle....can anyone think of other cons? I am sure there are ones that I am overlooking

With the two models I am currently considering, the total should come out to about $1600 (with MS office), still cheaper than the Pro (if you don't count that the Pro has more programs).

Option 2 is sounding way better to me at the moment...thoughts? I think I'm missing cons here. But yeah, I'm a bit of an obsesser who has lots of trouble making decisions lol counter customizable
21 June 2009 @ 04:46 pm
So I've used a Pro for the past 3 years (on loan from company), and now it's time for me to buy a laptop for college. I'm buying from Princeton b/c they have better deals. I think I'm gonna get a Mac (v. PC), but am so conflicted whether to splurge the extra $1000 for a Pro!

I'm feeling that a 13" screen for the regular Macbook may be a little small, and for someone with as much music/video/editing/downloading as me, mayhaps the extra processing/memory/hard drive might be worth it. I haven't used a regular Macbook before so idk, but...thoughts????

I have the money, with the $2000 I've won from Intel, but again that can go toward other uses.

Apple Macbook (white) $1115
* 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 13" display
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 256 MB
* 2 GB memory, DDR2, 2 DIMMS
* 160 GB hard drive, SATA, 5400 RPM
* Built-In DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW Superdrive
* Airport Extreme Card (802.11 b/g/n)
* Built in Ethernet, 2 USB ports, 5.0 lbs
* Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
* Student Software Suite
* Math/Science/Engineering option
* Warranty: 3-yr AppleCare hardware warranty

Apple Macbook Pro Aluminum $2038
* 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 15" widescreen display, glossy finish, 1440x900
* NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 9600 GT graphics w/ 256 MB
* 4 GB memory, DDR3
* 320GB hard drive, SATA, 5400 RPM
* DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW Double-Layer Superdrive
* Airport Extreme Card (802.11 b/g/n)
* Built-In Ethernet, FireWire, 2 USB ports
* Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
* Student Software Suite
* Math/Science/Engineering software option
* Warranty: 3-year AppleCare hardware warranty counter customizable
16 June 2009 @ 02:38 pm
I'm posting this only for my own reference. [100% copy&paste]
DIY Makeup Palette Tutorial by katrinachips @ MUA

U need :
*cardboard(2 kinds, thick one for the frame, thinner one for the jacket cover)The thick one should have some thickness, like 2mm ,but do not get one so thick and hard that your cutter can't run thru it.
*a cover print. There'r loads of pretty prints
out there!
I printed mine using my office's ordinary a4 paper.
*Very decent glue for cardboard, 'industrial strength' cutter.
*elastic hair band. A few inches.

The palette has 2 main parts, the frame that holds the shadows, and a cover.

For the frame, cut the thick cardboard to the size of your palette and stack layers(2 layers in my case) of cardboard strips on it to make a frame. Glue properly.

Use cardboard or foam to frame palette base:

Cut the cover. The cover should be a double of the surface size of the frame, plus the thickness of the frame. So if your frame is W10cm x H5 cm and 1 cm in thickness, the cover should be 10 x 10+1cm .

Now, time to glue the frame on the cover. The palette is half done(but properly looks very ugly at this stage).

Mount palette base with palette cover

Then use the print to 'wrap' the palette the way u'd wrap a book. Leave enough margin to cover the top of the inside of the frame as well.

Wrap with print of your choice(Using Paul and Joe's wallpaper)

Measure carefully for a margin to cover palette frame
3 4 5

For hygienic reason, glue a clear plastic film inside the palette to protect the e/s.

Lastly, make two holes( i just use a thick pin) on the spine to let the hair band run thru it. Tie the two ends together to tie the cover to the palette.

One final point:
USE a ruler religiously! 1mm can make a difference to the entire look.

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Another example

15 June 2009 @ 11:24 am
My mom sent this to me lol. I'm pretty sure I'm at Phase 3. Though actual music listening-wise I'm eternally Phase 2 hahaha

6 Phases of  Working (Which stage are you at???)

Phase  1

You  are listening to jazz -- Your first day  at work is great... Your co-workers are wonderful, your office is cute, you love your boss.

Phase  2

You  are listening to pop music -- After a while  you are so busy that you are not sure if you're coming or going  anymore.

Phase  3

You  are listening to heavy metal -- This is what happens after about SIX Months!

Phase 4

You  are listening to hip hop -- You become  bloated due to stress, you're gaining weight due to lack of exercise  because you are so tired and have so much work to do and when you get  home you have more work to do. You feel sluggish and suffer from  constipation. Your fellow co-workers are too cheerful for your liking  and the walls of your cubicle are closing in.

Phase 5

You  are listening to GANGSTA RAP -- After more  time passes, your eyes start to twitch, you forget what a 'good hair  day' feels like as you just fall out of bed and load up on  caffeine.

Phase  6

You  are listening to the voices in your head -- You have  locked the office door to keep people out, you wonder WHY you are even  here in the first place and WHY did I come to work today!
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22 May 2009 @ 09:22 pm
I didn't know Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were dating, how cute :)) I loved Slumdog haha (shocker :P)


she's so pretty :) counter customizable
21 May 2009 @ 01:57 pm
what a horrifying story. two things about it are so sad: 1) the fact she CPR'ed him back to life and then RE-killed him 2) the reason she killed him

*shudder* counter customizable
03 May 2009 @ 10:51 am
I was listening to Face the Nation where Bob Schieffer was interviewing Arlen Specter. The subject of Obama's next justice appointee came up a few times, and each time Specter mentioned something about a "minority," like another woman, some black, or maybe someone Hispanic.

Not once did he say Asian.

*waves arms wildly in front of him* there be lots of Asians living in America, yo counter customizable
01 May 2009 @ 07:20 pm
so I read something really corny yet still kind of interesting (to me, b/c I'm a loser) on a friend's Facebook status: "people used to say a black person would be president when pig's flew. lo and behold, 100 days into obama's presidency, swine flu"
yeah, idk either why I'm friends with people who commit apostrophe catastrophes. oh well counter customizable