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Macbook Pro vs. iMac!

*Glad to be home from school*

Hola minna-san!

As you might know, I posted a little “Laptop Research” post some months ago where I checked out different laptops that I’ll possibly be buying in the future.

But since then, I’ve realized that maybe I shouldn’t be getting the laptop I was planning to get. Actually, I don’t think I should get a laptop at all.

I’ve realized that when I weigh the pros and the cons, it would probably be the wisest choice to get, instead of a laptop, a desktop.

As those of you who read my last post about this whole laptop research would know, I was planning on getting a Macbook Pro. But since Mac computers themselves are so expensive, I started considering a

The new 21.5" iMac

cheaper alternative to the Macbook Pro: an iMac.

When I went to Apple.com to do some further research, I realized even more that the iMac, might in fact be a much wiser choice.

Let’s take a look at some of the different aspects of the two candidates:

Macbook Pro vs. iMac!

Price: So, the cost of the Macbook Pro that will suite my needs is a whopping $1,500! Though it’s not so hard to believe coming from Apple, it is still a big difference from the price of the 21.5″ iMac, which goes for $1,2oo.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when I buy my new computer, whichever one I pick, I’m going to buy Final Cut Express with it. Final cut Express costs $200. What struck me as very notable was that, the iMac + Final Cut Express would still be less than the Macbook Pro alone. Definitely something to keep in mind.

So this round goes to: iMac!

Technical Specifications: What is also pretty awesome on iMac’s part is that even though the price is lower, the tech specs are significantly higher.

Key Tech Specs Macbook Pro:

  • 13.3″ glossy screen
  • 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 4GB of RAM (Memory)
  • 250GB hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

Key Tech Specs iMac:

  • 21.5″ glossy screen – much bigger screen
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo – Much faster processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive – 2x hard drive size
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

Looks like this round also goes to: iMac

Other Random Pros & Cons of the iMac

Pro: With an iMac, I can choose to get a full keyboard with Numeric Keypad. And I’d really love that because, I always use the “delete” button when I type. So when I chose to switch to Mac, that was something I knew I’d miss, since most Mac keyboards don’t have a “delete” key. But if I get that keyboard then I don’t have to give up the “delete” button.

Con: The iMac is not portable. I mean, I can live without the portability right now, since where I live, it’s very uncommon for people (especially school students) to walk around with laptops (at least if they don’t wanna get them stolen). So I wouldn’t miss it that much. I think it’s definitely a fair trade-off. I’ll probably just keep my current laptop for when I need to go on vacations. (Because I have to have my computer then too – otherwise I die).

OK, MK must leave minna-san now. Lemme know what you think about MK’s decision.

Have a lovely day!

Ja~ne!

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Hoping my dream comes true ~☼

*Blessed*

Konbanwa minna-san!

Long time no see! How’s everything going?

Since MK has a lot of free time on her hands today, she decided to take a moment to blog to minna-san.

BTW, since about a month ago, MK has been working on improving her typing skills. Before, I used to type with just two fingers, my thumb and my index finger, and sometimes I’d use my middle finger. But after some practice with the proper typing technic (Oh no! I forgot how to spell technic…), I now type much faster (or at least I feel like I do). I use pretty much all of my fingers now. And I have to look down at the keyboard less often than before which must definitely be helping me raise my typing speed.

Anyway, but that’s not going to be the main topic of this post. What I really wanted to blog about is:

My dream of becoming a Mac!

From the time I first learned the difference between Mac and PC, I’ve  always felt that Mac was superior to PC. Now, I’m definitely not against people who are for PC or anything. I just personally get the feeling that when it comes to computers, you get what you pay for. One of the biggest arguments that people who prefer Windows have is the obvious price difference between Mac machines and PC machines. But I believe, from my experience, that really you have to just dig deeper in your pocket sometimes if you want something that’s gonna be more productive. Especially when it comes to computers since they generally cost a larger amount of money than many other things. So I feel that if you’re gonna spend hundreds of dollars to get a computer (which you hope to go with you for at least 4 years), it’s worth it if you have to spend some extra hundred bucks to get a computer that you’ll really love.

So, you guys probably won’t be surprised when I say that my dream computer (at least right now) would be the…

The 13″ MACBOOK PRO!!!

I consider this to be the best designed laptop out there. I know for others a bigger screen would be more useful, and for them of course the bigger Macbook Pros would no doubt fulfill their needs. But because all my previous laptops have been so heavy and… just not fun to carry around, I’d love to try a smaller, lighter laptop. I’ve always found the 13.3″ screen of the Macbooks to be the perfect size; they’re easy to fit in most bags, they’re light, yet they’re not too small.

*sigh*

OK, I think I’m done expressing my awe to minna-san.

Gotta go now.

I’ll probably be back to express more awe in the future.

‘Til then…

Ja~ne!

Moving away~!

*deep in thought*

*deep in thought*

Oyasumi minna-san!9_thumb.gif

As promised, MK‘s going to try to write a less boring post. But I must ask minna-san to please forgive me if I do not succeed. *bows*

In one of my last posts “MK’s been Tagged” I made a very slight hint at something when I wrote:

8.What is your dream about future: I hope to be living somewhere nice… hmm, I think I need to do a post about this soon…

So now, this is that post… MK must make an announcement.

My family is moving!Text emote 11

Of course my little waving emoticon↑ is not waving at minna-san, because I’m still going to be blogging in the exact same blog. But soon my family and I will be moving to away from our tiny little island.

MK has totally mixed up feelings about this.

On one hand, I’m happy because the island that I live on is pretty slow and… old-fashion. Minna-san might have heard MK complaining about her horrible internet connection here. So I’m definitely looking forward to an upgrade in the speed and reliability of the internet connection where we’re going. Also, this island is so tiny, with hardly any cool facilities (like shopping centers, movie theaters, bowling alleys etc.), that MK is really looking forward to living in a real country on a real continent for the first time in her life.

On the other hand, I’m quite scared of having to start over completely. I’m really not looking forward to saying goodbye to my close friends who have become like family to MK through the (almost) six years that she’s been living here. When we move, I won’t have any friends and family, and I know very little about the country I’m moving to. MK will pretty much be “stepping into the unknown”!!!Text emote 12

The main thing that’s comforting MK is the fact that she has her Best Friend who will be joining her on her trip → God.Text emote 14

So, now minna-san must be wondering where exactly I’ll be going. Well, I won’t say exactly which contry I’ll be moving to, but I will tell you that it’s a country in… EUROPE! The rest is up to minna-san’s imagination!Text emote 3

This trip to MK’s new home is definitely gonna be quite a doozy. We’re going to be crossing the atlantic ocean.

MK's trip long trip to her new home!

MK's trip long trip to her new home!

I’ve been to this country before and I remember the trip there very well. Come to think of it, the flight was actually one of the most enjoyable flights I’ve experienced!  But I was only about seven years old at the time, so of course I was more excited about the eight-hour flight than I should have been, so I’m afraid things might not go just as smoothly this time.26

*sigh* Anyway, as I said above, God will be with me through it all. I just have to stay positive about this. I’m trying to think of this as a big, fun adventure. Hopefully I won’t have a total meltdown when the time comes to actually say goodbye to my friends and family here for good! *gulp*

Alright, it’s almost past my bedtime *LOL*. I should wrap this up now. I hope minna-san enjoyed this post and did not find it as boring as my previous posts.

Bye bye, now!

Ja~ne! Text emote 9

MK’s been tagged

*wearing headphones while not listening to music*

*happity*

Good day, minna-san! Genki desu ka?Text emote 9

MK had two pretty difficult tests to do today. I’m sure I passed them both, but I know I’m not going to do as great as I usually do, and that’s lame26. What’s most disappointing is that the main reason I didn’t do so great is because I barely studied even though I was warned that these two tests would be more difficult.

Anyway, I can’t do anything about that now. Let’s focus on some positive news:

I’ve been tagged by Ms. Aya from PaperDiaries.com!

So… I’m going to get that done immediately. Because MK has noticed that she’s quite prone to let her tags pile up and never get any of them posted *Gomen*.

1.My Name : Oprah Winfrey *winks*
2.My birthday : 29th June.
3.Who tagged you : Ms.Aya.
4.Name 5 best friends : God, Nami-chan, Yoshi-kun… and some other people…
5.What do you wish for birthday : THE SIMS 3!!!
6.Happy things that happened recently : Spent a lot of time with good friendsText emote 6
7.Most stressed about recently : Tests
8.What is your dream about future: I hope to be living somewhere nice… hmm, I think I need to do a post about this soon…
9.Do you have someone you like : Depends what you mean by “like”. I have many friends that I like. But if one is refering to a crush. MK does have a secret crush.41(1)
10.Will you visit your ex-teacher in a classmate gathering : Definitely.
11.Most happy to hang out with : My guy buddies…
12.If two of your friends are having conflicts : I’ll try to help them figure it out as best as possible… But one must try not to over-involve one’s self in another’s conflict.
13.Where is preferably the place to go with your lover : There’s this really romantic historic path here on my island. It’s got a great view of the bay. It’s especially romantic in the night.
14.What to do on Christmas : Hang out with family and friends. Exchange gifts and play new video games (which we got for Christmas. Also, one must always take some time on Christmas to reflect on why we celebrate Christmas in the first place –> Jesus Christ.
15.Who do you want to celebrate Christmas with : Lots of friends and family
16.Bad habit when waking up early in the morning : Repeatedly pressing the “Snooze” button on my alarm clock and continuing to sleep, thereby defeating the purpose of having the alarm clock in the first place *LOL*.
17.How many siblings do you have : 1 big sister and 1 little brother.
18.Favorite song(Female) : Long Kiss Goodbye by Halcali.
19.Favorite song(Male) : Touchdown Turnaround by Hellogoodbye.
20.Favorite Color(s): Green.
21.Flush before using the toilets?: If it’s dirty (person who used before didn’t flush *EEEUW!*) then of course I flush it.
22.Love me not? : Mmm’kay? 19
23.Affectionate to guys or girls : None… MK has an affection problem… [>_<]
24.What do you want to shout out loudly: “GOD IS LOVE!!! LIFE’S GOOD!!!” (That was two things)
25.Do you dare to go toilets alone in the middle of the night?: It depends, if I’m at home, I have no problem But if we’re at McDonald’s, then I probably wouldn’t.
26.Will you take off your undies while in the WC : Huh? What kind of question is this?!
27.Who’s the bastard : The Devil…? It’s not nice to call people bastards… [n_n]
28.What’s the current affection : Hmmm, OH! THE SIMS 3!
29.Ugly when asleep: I don’t know, I’m asleep. Duh!
30.Whats the time now : 3:04 p.m.
31.Do you hate the person who tagged you : No… Why’d they tag someone who hates them.
32.Weight: 51kg
33.Weather today : Nice sunny day.
34.Are you pregnant: No…?
35.What will you do if you win a lottery: Go on a mission trip.
36.An activity that must be done while in the Uni -life : No comply…?

【People Tagged】 :

Text emote 2I’ve got no one to tag… Well, in that case. Anyone who’s kind enough to stop by MK’s blog is officially tagged.

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OK, now for the status on MK’s shoes: I recently got word from my grandpa that they’re currently on one of the neighboring islands. Apparently something went wrong and my package ended up being shipped there instead of here. So now the objective is to get MK’s package here so she can make use of her awesome shoes~!Text emote 14

Alright, I’m dying of hunger now, so I gotta go.

Ja~ne!

MK’s finally back! [^_^]

*enjoying last hours of my weekend*

*enjoying last hours of my weekend*

Konbanwa minna-san! MK has returned to the scene of the… blog… [.___.]{?]

I know, I know. Minna-san does not need to remind MK of her short-coming these last couple weeks. I’m really sorry for allowing the blog to go unupdated for such a long time. Please accept MK’s apology [u.u]{Gomenassai).

Moving on…

How is minna-san? MK has really missed minna-san a great deal during her abscense [u_u]. It’s even hard for me to believe, but this whole time, I was pretty much absent from the whole of the internet [@_@]. And that’s something that’s completely foreign to MK who is used to being online as often as possible.

Anyway, at the moment, I’m really just enjoying the few days off of school that we have. Right now I know that the next couple days will be filled with “festivities” and celebrations and all of those stuffs. But I don’t know for certain whether that will prove to be a good thing. Every year we endure these festivities and some years are more fun than others, but in general they’re quite the hassle for MK and her family [.___.]. I don’t think this is how everyone here on MK’s island feels about these festive days. For most of the island, it’s simply a choice of whether to participate or not. But MK’s family doesn’t have that choice [-__-].

Anyway, enough about MK’s issues. I’ve just downloaded Skype last night. A friend recommended it (yet again) so I decided to check it out and see what all the commotion is about. So, right now I only have a single skype contact, and he hasn’t even responded to my invitation yet, so I can’t even talk to him [-_-]. MK is so alone and has no one to share her first skype moment with.

Plus! MK’s laptop is so old-fashion that it doesn’t have an internal mic or internal webcam \(>‘.’<)/ <–{MK’s an angry kitty cat)! How lame! Fortunately MK has both an external microphone and an external webcam, but the problem is, the webcam that I have needs an installation CD to be used. And MK has no clue where that CD is! [u_u] <—*defeated*

So it seems MK’s only chance of ever using Skype to it’s full potential is if she buys a new webcam (what a waste). But I’m not going to be too hasty. In order to save what I can, I’m going to make sure that this webcam that I have here absolutely cannot possible work without the installation disk…

(Wow, this is probably MK’s most boring post ever! Hmmm, what can I do to spruce things up? [.__.]{…])

Well, last night, a friend of MK’s shared with her a very nice video (it’s actually only about the song though) which she enjoyed quite a lot. So…

MK WILL SHARE IT WITH MINNA-SAN! \[^v^]/|||<—-*trying desperately not to lose minna-san’s attention*

It’s “FYI by Utada Hikaru”

How did you enjoy the song? I didn’t love it at first. But I quite like it now. I personally think the beat and the instrumental are really cool.

I own a couple of Utada Hikaru’s songs (Simple and Clean + Sanctuary from Kingdom Hearts). FYI is definitely a different style than she did with those two. And those are really the only songs I’ve heard from her, so it was a bit strange hearing her voice with this genre of music. But once I got used to it, I quite liked this song.

OK, it is unfortunately time for MK to leave… I’m beginning to get very hungry.

MK promises to post again as soon as possible. And seeing that we don’t have school and hardly have any homework, that will probably be soon.

Ja~ne! [^_^]v

PS. Apologies for this post being so incredibly boring…[u_u]

MK wants a Mac

*bored*

*bored*

Konbanwa minna-san

MK‘s been a PC user for all of her life. I’ve never owned a Mac of my own. My two siblings have Macs, but I’ve never had one. So… today I’ve been looking around for more details about the different macbooks out there.

OK, first of all, let me show minna-san what my current laptop looks like:

Sony Vaio VGN-NR160E

I like my computer a lot. I’ve had it for about a year and change now and it still looks just as good as new. The only problem is that the mouse keys have gotten a little weak and irresponsive (not sure if that’s a word), so you have to pound on ’em real hard for them to work.

Uh oh! MK must go now! Sorry for the abrupt ending to this post. MK will continue to tell minna-san about her thought about her future laptop choice later.

Bye Bye!

Update on Mission: Centro!

*Anxious*

*Anxious*

Konbanwa minna-san! Genki desu ka?

Minna-san might be wondering how things are going concerning MK’s “Mission:Centro“. This was a “mission” that MK started when she needed a cell phone. She decided that since times are hard for her parents lately, she would work to earn the phone that she wants herself, for a change. So now, MK is going to update minna-san on the status of her mission.

MKs new cell phone! ^.^

MK's new cell phone! ^.^

OK, so the last time MK posted about this mission, she was still working to earn the money needed to buy the phone. But MK is happy to tell minna-san that she has bought a red Palm Centro!

Unfortunately, since I bought it online, I still have to wait a little less than a week before it arrives. But I’m already SO excited! Within the next week I should recieve a call from the Post Office telling me that my package has arrived! \[^o^]/~*

On Friday, I got a letter with all kinds of cool formal stuff [*v*]{Ooooh!). And then I had to go to the Post Office to sign some paper concerning the package. All of this is causing MK to become even more anxious about this package arriving!

OK, so as soon as MK recieves her package, she will either film the unboxing or take many pictures to show minna-san!

Until then, God bless minna-san!

Sayou!