Day 4 – WordPress the App

It’s 10pm ish right now and I’m still out with my family after attending my brother’s graduation ceremony (the one that was canceled earlier this week due to Merbok – see day 1 post here.)

But beacuse I have once again left writing on this blog til the last few hours of the day (bad procrastination habits die hard…), and probably won’t reach a laptop until after 12, I thought I’d try something new and post from my phone for a change!

Since I don’t have a word counter on hand, I have no idea when I will reach the word limit (well, target really) so eyeballing and hoping for the best.

If it does end up short, I’ll make up for it somehow in the future.

Anyways, I am quite impressed by the app to be perfectly honest! From downloading to signing in and typing away, it has taken me no more than 5 minutes tops, which is pretty impressive, especially compared to most apps from the Google play store

The interface is clean and minimalistic which is nice. Not sure if its saving as I’m typing, so a bit afraid to exit out on the off chance it isnt and I lose all I’ve typed so far…

Huh, this review kinda sucks, perhaps I should have messed around with the functions more before starting my post…

Update: So just got home with 40 min left. Messing around with the app, I’ve noticed:

  • There is no strikethrough or underline functions. Not a deal breaker but a bit annoying, though html is still an option
  • It is really easy to switch between blogs or create new posts/pages + all the drafts are avalible so you can pick up where you left off
  • In order to view what your blog looks like, you need to exit the app and see it through your phone browser 😦
  • The reader function is still there (so there is access to the daily prompts), as is the ability to customize what your blog theme is (though runs into the above issue)

Overall, its a great app for making on the fly posts or drafting some ideas, even some basic customization or settings tweeking, but it by no means is a replacement for the desktop version.

That should be more than enough words so bye until tomorrow!

Rebecca

Day 2 – Time limits, Nostalgia & Assassins

Okay, the time now is 11:11pm on Tuesday night. I have less than 50 minutes to type, review and submit this post to meet the deadline, so here goes nothing!

I should probably think about having some posts or topics prewritten and ready to submit so that I am not in the same situation in the future, typing like the wind and trying to come up with a topic off the top of my head.

Reason I didn’t do this earlier is that I was volunteering at a Toybank today with HandsOn Hong Kong, and didn’t get back until a few minutes ago (okay that is a bit of a fib, I ate dinner at McDonalds before coming home – super unhealthy but incredibly convenient. Side note, Mc D’s has a free sundae with meals bought after like 7… weird… anyways)

I continue to be amazed at how much energy and enthusiasm kids have, like playing monkey in the middle for nearly 30 min straight and still being able to run around, scream and riffle through the toys. Even with another volunteer (shout out to Ophelia) it still felt draining after we finished the whole shift. Not that it is a criticism, I was like that when I was little (in fact, probably worse) but it gives me a greater appreciation for all the parents, teachers and adults who put up with me then.

I understand now, sorry for that. 😛

Sort of feeling nostalgic now… those were the days, removed from the stress of trying to figure out what to do next and how it is related to future goals or whatever. Well a bit, I guess its more melancholic then that, since freedom I have now, while liberating comes with the need to make responsible decisions, with no one else taking the fall if I fail to do so

Someone needs to make up a word for that feeling… just sayin’

Reminds me of that final monologue bit from Assassin’s Creed Unity by Arno (might also be because of the E3 trailer launch of AC: Origins today, which looks pretty cool but I digress). Would look it up but need time to spell check and come up with a title etc, so I’ll probably link to it later. But paraphrasing:

The creed “nothing is true and everything is permitted” doesn’t give us the permission to do whatever we want so choose, rather it serves as a warning, a caution, that only we can guard against our own faults, and decide whether our end goals carry too high of a cost.

Also seems to fit with the current political climate to be honest…

Normally, I would go off on a tangent here (it is the pondering papaya after all) but I am nearing 11:40pm mark now, so I’m going to abruptly end, briefly skim through to correct glaring issues and post.

Title makes this sound more exciting than this actually is, but I couldn’t think of something else, so I’m going with it.

More tomorrow!

-Rebecca

Day 1 – Eye glasses & Typhoons

So what I forgot to mention yesterday was that I got my new glasses yesterday.  Yup.

Magical, absolutely magical.

Its a whole new world of clarity. Seriously. My eyesight sucks…

In fact, had my eyesight not been correctable with glasses, it would be over twice what would be classified as leagally blind… so there is a troubling thought…

How did people in the past survive without glasses?

I mean I suppose in the past there was less of a need for the ability to read things from a distance, given widespread illiteracy, lack of movement between places and the types of jobs that people held etc…

Also in the past there was probably less cases of myopia in the first place, given lack of artificial lighting so there is that as well… hmmm… something to ponder and think about I guess.

Quick research online say that they were invented in the 13th century…would have thought it was later than that, 16th -17th at the earliest, but I suppose that’s because they weren’t widely adopted til and eyeglasses for me are associated with the enlightenment era for some reason

Anyways, need to come up with something to pad out this post out to the word limit (regret setting it there but hey what can you do?). So in a nutshell:

Continuing my House of Cards Binge Watching Marathon.

Was going to attend my brother’s graduation, but that got canceled due to the storm warning.

Had a Beyond Burger (fake meat, actually not bad on the scale of fake meat) from Green Commons and an avocado smoothie (too rich for my taste, it was like a really thick milkshake without all the sweetness and sugar) at Urban Bread Works for lunch in Central

Now just typing this out, listening to a Hello Internet podcast (Hi Fellow Tims!) and waiting out Typhoon Merbok.

More tomorrow!