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How to Pass Time at an Airport

*waiting for my flight back home!*

*waiting for my flight back home!*

Ohayou minna-san!

This is MK who was just not so nice to her mom when she asked her to go do something for her. I feel bad about it now…Text emote 2 One must always be respectful to his or her parents.

*ashamed*

OK, enough sulking.

MK is currently at the Orlando International Airport where she and her mom are taking a flight home. We actually have to take a total of 3 flights to reach to our destination. That’s pretty exhausting even just to think of, so MK is passing the time here blogging to minna-san! … And doing other things like:

  • Listening to music: “FYI – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” by Utada Hikaru
  • Browsing through Youtube videos (but I’m too impatient to wait for them to load – since the internet access here is pretty slow)
  • IM-ing my friends on MSN Messenger
  • Other random stuff

Yup, so MK always finds random things to at airports and gets along with the long hours of waiting quite well. But I’ve noticed that many other people aren’t as fortunate.

Right now, my mom and many other people here in this terminal waiting area are spending their time either sleeping or staring into space looking bored sick. I mean, most of these people seem to have something to do, but it looks like many of them don’t.

So in case you are one of those people who never has a clue what to do to pass the time at an airport, MK is going to give minna-san a list of 5 things to do to pass time at an airport:

1. Browse through available stores.

The airport you’re in most likely contains all kinds of apparel, electronics, and book stores that you can browse around in and – if you’re not cheap like MK – maybe even buy some stuff. Be warned: Airport stores are usually more expensive than other regular stores.

2. Read

MK's reading material

MK's reading material: "A guide to Windows Vista"

Reading is one of the most classic and effective ways to pass time – or at least in my opinion. I always carry at least one book or magazine with me when traveling. Books and magazines can be used at anytime. Unlike some electronics and laptops which can’t be used during certain parts of flights and have limited battery life.

3. Listen to music

Music always lightens the mood and makes any unpleasant experience more tolerable. Always travel with your MP3 player, iPod or PSP if you have one and make sure to keep it loaded with all your favorite tunes. It can be a life saver!

4. Draw Manga!

I know this doesn’t apply to everyone. But you can take it as just “Draw”. I love drawing even though I’m not that good and with my sketchpad and pencil in hand, I definitely enjoy looking like I have some kind of skill in the Art department. Maybe you’re good at drawing, in that case it should be even more fun for you. Be sure to bring along your sketchpad and pencil whenever you travel.

5. Count how many people are using iPhones right now!

MK, as some of you may know, is very much into tech and also loves to observe people and her surroundings. I’ve noticed while being in the US that there are tons of iPhones EVERYWHERE! I love the iPhone and I especially love the latest iPhone 3G, so I definitely enjoy seeing so many people taping on their iPhones. I’ve kinda made a game of looking for people with iPhones. Why not try making your own game?

OK, MK must rush away now! My plane is boarding!

Ja~ne!

How to: Useful Windows Vista Shortcuts

Ohayou gozaimasu, minna-san! Genki desu wa? This is MK once again! How am I doing? Hmmm, life has by no means been a bed of roses lately -_-, but I’m just trying to stay positive (even though it’s pretty tough at the moment)… Anyway, so I’m going to start my first of:

MissionaryK’s Random How-to’s!

But first, I have a quick question before I start about the shortcuts:

Why do some men and women cheat on their spouses???

I mean, I know there can be all kinds of different reasons why they’d do that, but I just think it’s super sad and UBER selfish! ESPECIALLY if they have kids. And I mean, some people even “half cheat”, like they’re “just friends” but everyone knows they just get a little too close too many of the times Ɛ >`.´|||!… Forgive me if I’m making no sense-_-… There’s just a really irritating situation that seems to be going on “behind closed doors” at my school. And I’m really angry about it because it’s between two teachers, one that I like and one that I don’t like. The one I like is just sooo nice and he just seems to be the absolute perfect husband, but the one I don’t like is really… hmmm how do I say it?… she likes to “admire” good-looking guys and stuff (even though she’s married and has a kid). Anyway, so the nice teacher, he’s very attractive and so, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t cheat on his wife, but I’m pretty sure she would cheat on her husband. And she’s always following him and mentioning him in class etc. ! I really wish she’d back off and leave the guy alone.

Anyway *calms down*, wow that was actually not such a quick question… Ok, back to the main point of this post:

Windows Vista Shortcuts!

OK, of course these are probably not be all the shortcuts there are for Windows Vista, but none the less, here’s a list of shortcuts:

Note: “Win” means the windows key (the one that when you press it, it brings up the start menu.

* Win-Tab – brings up the Flip 3D
* Win-Space – this shows the sidebar
* Win-D – to show the desktop
* Ctrl Win-Tab: Flip 3D but one that stays on the desktop, you can then scroll with up, down, left and right keys
* Win-E – to open an explorer window
* Win-R – to open the run dialogue box
* Win-T – this tabs between running applications onto the taskbar
* Win-Q – this appears to launch Office communicator
* Win-G – pushes focus to the the sidebar the focus and when you press this key combination again it tabs between the gadgets on the sidebar
* Win-M – Minimizes all windows and just shows the desktop
* Shift Win-M – Undoes minimize windows
* Win-Number: Press the Win key and then choose a number of the applications that are in the quick launch task bar. An example the third icon on the taskbar (starting from left) is IE so to run IE press Win-3 and it will launch IE.

Alright, so those are the shortcuts I know of! Hmmm, I got this list from some other website… but I can’t remember where, it was a long time ago O.o.

GOMENNASAI to all of the users using Macintosh computers. Unfortunately, since my notebook is windows, I know no mac shortcuts. Maybe I’ll look some up in the future though.

OK, I must go now *bows*. Thank you, and goodday!

Mata ashita!*~

MissionaryK’s Random How-to’s![coming soon]

~Ohaiyou everyone!~ *Waves at readers and fellow bloggers* Are you having a nice day?

I noticed something the other day. It’s important for a blog to consist of not only personal posts, but informational posts too. Posts where the blogger(s) share their knowledge about a certain topic with readers. Come to think of it, the main blog that I read (other than this one of course ^v^), I first stumble upon it through one of their how-to posts.

So now I’m taking the hint and starting my own How-to’s. Only, there’s a problem… I thought and thought about what skills I have that I could blog about… and I couldn’t think of anything T_T. So I decided, instead of just posting about how to do one thing, why not just post about different random things that come to mind?

So, there you have it, my plan for MK’s Random How-to’s!!! (pretty catchy title, don’t ya think? ^.^) So in addition to my regular posts about normal stuff, I’ll be writing random how-to’s every once in a while. Hope you’ll enjoy them!

Bye Bye!