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Hora minna-san! Genki desu ka? (How are you doing?) It is MK who is currently enjoying a very late, but yummy lunch.

Unfortunately, thanks to my wonderfully awesome job [‾x‾]|||, when I get home from school I have very little time before I have to rush off to work. (MK-chan –> ~[[[\[‘x’]/) That’s why I’m trying to make good use of every single free moment of my time.

Oh! If minna-san is wondering what exactly those two red parentheses at the beginning of the post mean, I’m going to tell you. I believe I’ve used them once before but now I’m going to officially state the purpose of these parentheses ().


When you see those, it means that the word/phase between them is the meaning of the word/phrase that came before.

Yup… (Minna-san= (.__.){That’s it?)   MK= [-__-] *nods*)

Anyway… hmmm, what should I speak of today? …

Oh! Quick notice to any Teen-Fortress.com users/members: I know that I haven’t responded to comments on the forums yet and I apologize, I plan to respond today.

Anyway, so, just now, I was just surfing around looking for something interesting to read and I came across this article:



It initially caught my attention because it’s about buying cellphones and as a couple of you might know (if you’ve read my previous posts), I’m currently saving to buy my “dream keitai” (dream cellphone). I plan to buy it at Ebay.com, so I have the option of buying a used one. Until now I was pretty sure I’d just buy a brand new one, but right now, I’m considering buying used.

Old used phones (wow, I didnt know some of these existed anymore 0.0)

Old used phones (wow, I didn't know some of these existed anymore 0.0)

Hmmm… OK, first let’s look at the pros:

  • As is obvious, one of the main pros of buying used, is the lower price. Just one or two little scratches on the phone can sometimes mean a whole $50 less! And like the phone in the article, used phones can be a whole $100 less if you look hard enough.
  • As is stressed in the article, by buying used, one is helping to keep the environment clean. And I think that’s always a good thing.

But of course there are also some cons to buying used:

  • One thing that I would really, really miss if I were to buy used is the unpacking of the phone. This is something that’s very simple, but really does make a difference to MK. She loves the smell of the plastic and the cardboard as the box is opened. She loves to see the shiny, new item, fresh out of the plastic/Styrofoam wrapping. For me, it’s a very rear (since MK doesn’t get to buy electronics very often – although she wish she could [-__-]) and special moment. And I think this particular time, since I actually worked really hard for this phone, the unwrapping/-packing would be especially rewarding. I’m actually planning to record the unwrapping/-packing on video and maybe even show minna-san. So, yes, the unwrapping/-packing is a really big deal for MK.
  • Sometimes the item ends up being broken in some way or missing certain components. It’s normally easier to trust a big company like Palm than an amateur online salesman. (though on Ebay, even amateurs can sell new products)

Yep, so those are a couple of the pros and cons. But MK must leave minna-san right about now. I’m gonna go have QTime now.

Oh, for those who might be wondering:

My “dream keitai” would be (well it’s not exactly my dream phone, there are some things that could be improved about it): The Palm Centro!

The Centro from Palm*

The Centro from Palm*

To read more about MK’s desperate struggle towards the first phone that will truly belong to her (so far she’s only had hand-me-downs), search “keitai”.

MK’s getting very excited by now. Only a couple more weeks! [^.^]!

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