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Kid Guitar Genius!

*In awe*

*In awe*

Oyasumi minna-san!

It is MK who is currently watching this awesome video of a guy playing a piece on the guitar. It’s really amazing! I’ll let minna-san see for themselves:

WOW!\[OΔO]/{!) OH MY!!!! Even though I’ve seen it like 10 times it’s still so insane! WOW! He’s REALLY good, and that’s a definite understatement. Minna-san should have seen MK totally in awe of this guy! Wow!

*stares blankly* [0_o]

That was just too much!… Wow!

OK, MK will stop drooling over this guy’s awesome performance now. But really! Isn’t minna-san in complete awe along with MK?

Maybe it’s part because I’m a guitarist… or not. I think this should be awesome to anyone though, musician or not, right?

wow… [x.x]

BRAVO, mister guitar kid. If you’re reading this by some tiny chance, “MK is a great big fan of your guitar playing, man!” *applauds*

OK, MK will now calm down and head to bed. [u.u]Zzz

Sayou!

Where I feel most comfortable

*sleepy*

*sleepy*

Oyasuminasai minna-san! (Goodnight everyone!) MK here!

Today, I randomly came upon the thought of  “Where is MK most comfortable and most at home?

I think the thought came up because MK was at her grandparents’ with a group of family members (uncles, aunts, cousins etc.) and felt very happy and at home [n_n]. I really cherish such moments of togetherness. When I grow up and have my own house, I hope that it will be a fun place where I’ll always have friends and family over.

Unfortunately, my family (well, at least my dad’s side) isn’t very “friendsy” so I don’t get to have as many people over as much I wish, but I hope that when I grow up my home will be a very comfy place where all my friends feel at home.

Anyway, back to the point: The answer to the question, “Where is MK most comfortable and most at home?”

Well, my answer that I came up with is:

Behind my personal laptop computer

The reason why is, because my computer is one thing/place that I have full control over and full customization and I spend a lot of time on it and most importantly, I enjoy spending a lot of time on it.

One of the main reasons why I feel so at home behind my laptop is because I can customize and personalize it to fit me completely. For me, it’s very important to have things like a cool wallpaper for your desktop, very personalized window colors etc.

MK's desktop

MK's desktop

So, here you can see MK’s current wallpaper. But I change my wallpapers about 2-5 times a month, and I think I’m gonna change this one to another cool one that I found recently.

MK's wallpaper to-be

MK's wallpaper to-be

If you look back at the picture of my current desktop, you can notice some things if you look closely enough. Well, first of all, anyone who knows enough about computers can tell that my computer is a PC. I wouldn’t mind having a Mac at all, I actually prefer Mac over Windows, but where I live not many people use Macs, so it’s quite a hassle to find Mac programs and other Mac accessories or whatever. So unfortunately… [u_u] it wouldn’t be too wise for MK to use a mac at the moment.

Anyway, back to my desktop. One think you might notice that you don’t see on most PCs is, my taskbar is located at the top of the screen. That’s one thing that many foreign users of MK’s PC find awkward and frustrating. And what makes this even more frustrating for them is that my taskbar disappears when it’s not used. So if you’re just using a normal program, it looks like there’s no taskbar and so when smarties go on MK’s PC and move the mouse below to try to get the taskbar to come up, they end up getting very frustrated thinking that something must be wrong. But really, it’s just that my taskbar’s right above their noses. [^.^] heheheh!

So MK always likes to have her electronics personalized so that they’re unique and not like very other person in the world.

Another way that MK exercises her full control over her PC is Apps (applications). MK was just twittering, saying that she seems to be something of a apps-a-holic. I love to have applications or add-ons (that’s why I love Firefox – soo many add-ons![*v*]) that make my work or play easier and more fun.

For example, I’m a big fan of Firefox for it’s very easy personalization. You can get cool themes, cool add-ons, plug-ins etc. So I’m always on the look-out for cool add-ons that make it quick and easy for me to blog, update twitter, email, read RSS etc. I just love having cool witty add-ons and applications!

Anyway, I’m beginning to fall asleep now [u.u]{Zzz)..

OH! [0.o]!

Good news!: MK’s going to order her cell phone (Palm Centro) tomorrow! And if not tomorrow then this week for sure. HOORAY! In about two weeks, MK should have her hands on her new cell phone. [^v^]! Can’t wait!

OK, time to go to bed!

Sayou!

Tag with Random Questions

*Enjoying last days of peace*

*Thoughtful*

Hola minna-san!  MK is here, who has got three new tags, all from PaperDiaries.com. I won’t do them all at once, but I’ll try to get them done quickly. Don’t want ’em to pile up.

OK, so here’s the first one that I’m gonna do: (The titles are written as I found them at PaperDiaries.com, though I’m not doing them in the order that they were done there)

Tag #2

Copy and paste and put your own answers in. The purpose of this is to get to know your friends better and it’s so much fun!

Here are the rules – post this list on your profile (in Notes)/blog replacing my answers with yours. (You can add the notes tab to your profile page!)

Tag 25 people to do the same thing.

If I tagged YOU, it’s because I want to know more about YOU!
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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

Hmmm… Well, according to my parents, they just read my name in a book and liked it, so… I don’t think I’m specifically named after anyone.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

Well, *blushes shamefully* I believe it was, yesterday [u__u]|||. MK can be quite emotional and she can get HUGE doses of PMS at once, so sometimes she’ll be super happy and cheery \[^v^]/~♥, and then in a couple minutes she’s feeling all depressed and neglected [‘T◊T’]{boo-hoo!).

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

Hmm, well not really… Some day it’s better than others…

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
I really like fish. Especially for lunch, because it’s nice and light, doesn’t leave MK feeling too full and heavy. Though MK isn’t too fond of the sharp little bones which poke her when she eats. That’s why I prefer filet.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No… not that I know of.. [·_ .]{?]

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I don’t know… hmmm maybe if I were another person I’d be living in Russia! [0.0]{Aaaaah!!!]

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Yes. I think sarcasm can be very funny. Though it can sometimes be quite hurtful or disrespectful…

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes, I do. And I hope it stays that way forever! (MK is very fearful of medical procedures… which is very ironic since she hopes to become a doctor [>_<])

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Nope nope nope! Would be waaay to nervous. Though it depends… I might if it were with my husband or something. Someone I felt safe with.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I like Cheerios [^_^]

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Well, I don’t purposefully unite them.

12. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR TOWEL?
I have towels of all colors, but the ones I normally use are generally orange, white, green or black.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Cookies and cream. I also like McDonald’s McFlurry with M&M’s. OH! And i loves those ice cream sandwiches (the ones with two cookies with M&M’s in them and vanilla ice cream in the middle) Yumm!

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Well, with guys, the first thing I notice is their face, (I guess that’s the case with most people, right?) then their height. With girls, I notice their face, then their hair color, then their height. Yea, I think that’s it…

15. RED OR PINK?
Depends. Dresses= Red. Cell Phones=Pink.

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

MK frequently gets zits on her face. [;_;*]

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My big sister who no longer lives with us.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
Well, I wouldn’t find it a huge deal if they didn’t…

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue jeans and I’m not wearing any shoes.

20. WHAT IS/WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY?

I really loved playing with doll houses and I loved playing with my Barbies in their Barbie Car. *LOL*

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Listening to my bro flip channels on TV. At the moment, he’s watching ESPN, I believe.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Green.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The smell of new electronics when they’re just being unboxed + Cologne.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Probably my mom’s best friend who called when she wasn’t home.

25. FAVORITE DRINK?
Not sure, Iced tea, I guess.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
NBA Basketball!

27. HAIR COLOR?
Brown.

28. EYE COLOR?
Dark brown.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Italian. Oh! I also really like salmon.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Both. Scary movies normally have happy endings, don’t they?

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
My bro’s got The Cheetah girls on right now, so I guess that’s what I’m watching right now.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Navy blue.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Well, where I live, we don’t really have all seasons, it’s pretty much always summer, but during winter-time, it’s nice and cool whereas during the summer, it’s really hot! So, I pick winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
For MK, hugs are currently the best way to go…

36. FAVORITE PASTIME?

Blogging.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?

N/A

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
N/A

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
“When a girl is born” by Pamela Grant.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Some advertisement about a neighboring island.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Don’t remember.

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
Multiple string intruments (like violins) playing together in unison (like in a symphony/orchestration).

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
I guess beatles… Don’t know much about any…

44. WHERE IS THE FARTHEST PLACE YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Turkey.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Nah, nothing special.

46. WHERE WERE U BORN?

On the moon. I was discoverd by Mr. Neil Armstrong. But SHHH! Don’t tell anyone, it’s top secret.

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?

An answer from my friend… I asked him something but he won’t give me an answer [T_T].

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
I’ll tell you when I meet him…

49. IF YOU COULD VOTE, WOULD YOU VOTE FOR OR AGAINST GOV?
IDK…

50. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS FROM NOW?
Living in a shack in the woods all alone with 27 chihuahuas.

I tag:

Whoever has nothing to blog about and would like to use this tag…

Hmm,

That was interesting, I want to make a cool tag some times…

OK, I gtg now or I’ll be late for work…

Sayou!

Only a little while longer…

*Searching Ebay*

*Searching Ebay*

Hora minna-san!~♥

MK here. At the moment I’m searching for good deals on the Palm Centro online. I need to find a good deal by the end of this week. That’s why I’m starting to pick up spead with this. I’m also getting really excited (>^ω^<)♥ *purrrr*

*searches for about half an hour*

Wow, this is harder than I thought! I mean, I don’t mind the color so much, as long as it’s not black, but… it’s hard to make the decision. I don’t shop online often, and definitely not on my own like this, so I really don’t have any experience.

Well, MK will leave for now. I’ve got a pretty busy day ahead of me. I really hope I can blog again later today, but I doubt I’ll have the time to… [-__-]

Sayou!

Quick Micro-Post

*God is always there when you need Him ^.^*

*God is always there when you need Him ^.^*

Tadaima minna-san!\[*v*]/

This is MK who is feeling very neutral at the moment.

Just now I randomly stumbled upon a pretty cool looking website. It seems to be Japanese, but when I use a Japanese translator on it, it doesn’t work. So, I tried a Chinese translator and, though it looks pretty much like gibberish, I can understand it better. (strange, I’m sure it’s not Chinese, though)

*tries to figure out how to get a cool chime on her blog*

OK, this isn’t really working out [-__-]. If only I could read Japanese….

Anyway, I was just browsing deviantart.com and decided to share this cool drawing with minna-san:

*LOL* How cute!

*LOL* How cute!

Unfortunately, MK must now leave [-__-]. *cries*

Sayou! (MK’s new word for sayounara)

New Keitai or Used Keitai? [.__.]

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 ().

*ahem*

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:

http://green.msn.com/Shopping/cell-phones-face-off-powered-by-greenzer/?gt1=45002

Hmmm…

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! [^.^]!

MK’s Random How-to’s: Moodiness Removal Tip

*Was just playing video games*

*Was just playing video games*

Konbanwa minna-san! MK is reporting to minna-san about some new information which she has just processed.

Here’s the information:

When there are things you have to get done (things that you wish you didn’t have to do – ex: Homework), and you’re in a not so great mood, unless you have 0 time, try doing something fun to raise your spirits before beginning with your work.

WARNING: This may not work for everyone. For some people, it can be very hard, once they’ve started doing something fun/relaxing, to stop and go back to work. If you are one of these people, this might not work for you.

Today, I was in a really bad mood about having to spend my last bit of time working (got lots of HW), so I decided to just play Super Smash Bros. Brawl on my Wii before starting (especially since I knew going straight to work on my HW would just turn me into a crazy moody MONSTER! \[`A´]/{RAAAWR!!!]). I noticed that now I’m in a much better mood and I’m quite ready to get to work on my homework assignments [^_^].

So, that’s the information… Well, it might not be that useful to minna-san (MK’s very weird). But it could be, and I hope it will be for minna-san!

Time to go now!

*waves* ~Ja-ne~