Saturday, February 22, 2014

5 things you can do with your computer when the internet is down

There was the time that I am happy to have a computer at home and just play with the software in them. Those were the time when there's no such thing as high speed broadband. We did have internet connection but with a modem and a telephone line and you have to configure your own DNS and ipaddress. 

Now with all the luxury of the high speed broadband I just plug in my computer, connect to the router and I got the world on my finger tips. The internet is good but sometimes I forgot that the computer still exist without internet. There are many things you can do with your computer without internet.

(photo credit: ijustine coolspotters)

1.  Organize your digital photos

Everybody that has camera or a smartphone, has photos probably tuck way in the camera or phones. We probably have hundreds of them waiting to be organise and enjoy outside of the camera or phone. You can use your computer to organise all of your photos. Sort , categorise and delete all the unwanted photos. I know hard disk is cheap but time is not. Having thousands of unwanted photos is not cost effective if you are not going to do anything about it. I learned this the hard way. I am having trouble looking for the right photos that I wanted and I have to go through all those blurry and duplicate photos just to get to right one and I loose precious time. 
Keep only the photos that you want to remember, make a project life out of it or print them out.

2. Print your digital photos

I have been meaning to print my photos during the weekend but somehow life just get in the way (a.k.a internet got me distracted). So during this "dark hours", I am using my computer to go through all the photos that I want to print and print them out. It is really sad that lately I have not print my photos. Having something tangible that I can share with the whole family is really satisfying. Now I know why my mom keep nagging me to print photos. She still love to hold a piece of our family history in her hand and I can see why. It's so much fun to enjoy the memory without a technology attach to it.

3. Make a Project Life mini album

What do I do with all the printed photos? Project life baby! It's time I took out my Project Life mini album and slip photos away. I have been meaning to make an album for my mom but just didn't get around to it. Now without the distraction I am more focus and can enjoy the process. I am also using some of my digital scrapbook kits from my collection as a journal cards or a filler cards for this project. I also add a few captions and dates on the photos that I am using for the project.

4. Play with Adobe Photoshop

It's time to sharpen my skills in photoshop. Making the time to learn new skill is so refreshing. Now I have the time to go through my lessons in Digi Dig Deep and practice. Like wise man say practice makes perfect. I do remember back in the days when there's no internet at home, the only thing at my disposal is my computer and my Adobe Photoshop 6.0. Somehow this feels like 1999 again.

5. Write your journal - Day one app

I am using Day One App as my writing tool this year. This app doesn't require internet connect connection except when you want to sync the content. So it's just perfect for me. I can write my thoughts without internet, which somehow I forgot. It's funny when you think of it. Computer wasn't build base on the internet connection, it was build to help you be more productive and work more faster. Somehow as irony as it sound, having internet somehow make us work more slower and have to deal and manage distraction.

(photo credit:ijustin youtube)

There you go, your computer still can be useful even though your internet connection is "temporary down". Somehow it feels a little bit liberating not to check your emails every other minutes or check your Facebook every hours or play those candy crush thingy 


Friday, February 21, 2014

30 days of lists // March 2014


This is my sixth time joining 30 days of lists challenge. I had way too much fun not to do it. This is a fun and creative way for me to document my life in lists. I have never thought that by doing lists I got to write a little piece of my life at that moment. And I never knew that I love listings until I join in the challenge. And making a journal notebook is also a fun way to document them, and blogging about it is also a fun way to share.


So what are you waiting for? Register now and join in the fun..
Theses are what you get when you register.....

"What does registration include?
Once you register you will receive an automatically downloadable file giving you access to the private blog for March 2014’s 30 Days of Lists — as well as exclusive discounts from our sponsors and ambassadors. Once you log in to the private blog you’ll be able to get all the prompts (if you want them early) and join the private Facebook group. The community of Listers is FANTASTIC! So supportive of all manners and styles of creativity!
The March 2014 #30Lists challenge blog is open immediately (and will remain available for at least a year).
Upon logging in, you’ll have immediate access to:
  • private Facebook Group just for March #30Lists participants
  • printable download with ALL of March’s list topics (for those of you who want the topics ahead of time)
Throughout the rest of February we’ll introduce:
  • tutorial on adding images to the Flickr group
  • tutorial on using the #30Lists hashtag for Instagram
  • tutorial on joining the community
  • introductions to our sponsors
  • introductions to our ambassadors
  • Kam and Amy’s individual 30Lists books
  • ‘your take’ on the #30Lists book covers
  • giveaways from sponsors and ambassadors
Starting March 1st:
  • 1 new list topic will be posted each morning
  • additional giveaways and/or tutorials
  • list topics hosted by some of our sponsors
  • ‘your take’ posts high-lighting the lists all of you are making
Start stocking up on your sticky-notes, ordering notebooks from your favorite online sellers, or creating a journal of your own to house your lists, March 1st will be here before we know it.
PLUS: Be one of the first 400 Listers to register and be automatically entered to win a $100 USD Etsy gift card!
The daily list prompts won’t start until March 1st, but it’s an excellent idea to check the private blog regularly between now and then for tutorials, updates, and maybe a giveaway or two.
Also, it isn’t too early to get to know your fellow Listers either by visiting their blogs or chatting on Facebook.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!"  (excerpt from http://30daysoflists.com/register/)
This is the notebook I used last year for March, September and December lists. And the notebook is full already. So this year I am going to use a smash book art journal which I purchased from Amazon. It already comes with printed and designs paper in them. I have to improvise and made it work for March 2014 lists.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

#thursday3 // 20.02.2014

This week feels like it's moving way too fast for me. Taking photos was the last thing on my mind. This morning I was feeling a little bit better and I got a chance to snapped this photo of him and me.

HERE IS MY PHOTO AND FACTS FOR THE WEEK 

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#1. I was sick since yesterday. I had a shivering fever and a really bad headache. So I am staying home today and recuperating.
#2. I really missed playing with this little guy. He wants to play with me yesterday but all I want to do is sleep and rest.
#3. The weather is too hot lately and it has not rain in a really long time. Mosquitoes are every where. It really bugs me because there's a case of dengue in my area

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"Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done."excerpt from http://rukristin.com

Follow along each week using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

5 tips for // Having a great day

When you say good bye to someone, it's customary for people to say have a great day. The definition of a great day varies from one person to the next. It's the matter of how you look at things and how you define a great day. To me having a great day can be intentional, it's not accidental. 
Here are a five tips I've used for years every time I felt down, hopeless or depressed. Having a great day is possible.

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#1. Smile - "Smile though your heart is aching, Smile even though it's breaking. When there are clouds in the sky you'll get by." Remembered that beautiful song? It's true that when you smile no matter what, your brain will intepret the action as happy and you will definitely be on the right track to have a great day

#2. Forgive others, anger hurt you more.You just cannot have a great day if in your heart and your mind is full with hate and anger.  Forgiveness help you let go of the past, old resentment and open your heart for more positive things. This is also part of letting go and moving forward. 

#3. Start your day with "Dua [or pray]
Ask Allah for a great day a head and all the positive things you want to happen that day. This is part of 'Begin with the end in Mind' mindset that should be apart of your daily life. When you think positive things and ask or demand positive things than something magical happened! Guest what?!! You are going to see and find positive things around you.

#4. Simplify your life
Lately we have the tendency to complicate things, either our relationship, our work, our process of doing things and life in general, which can add up to a stressful day. The key is to simplify. Any aspect of your life that you can make it simple and get the job done, then do it. Checking things of your to do lists does feels great , hence will result in you having a great day.

#5. Wear red dress
I realize something, color can really effects your mood and your outlook on life. Wear something bright and something with color today. Before you know it, your mood, your energy and your perspective changed. And you will feel like to today is going to be a great day!

I hope that these simple tips can help boost your spirit and energy for the day. Till next time.....

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Goal this week: P90X3

My first week doesn't go according to plan due to me getting sick on Wednesday and skipping Thursday workout because I was so tired and sick. I didn't get a chance to do any stretching workout this week.

I am a little bit scared to start doing P90X3. I've seen P90X before and I don't think I can do them and I also lack the equipment needed. I still don't have band and I still don't have bar. For those move I intend to use only my dumbbell and improvise the move. My goal is to work the muscle and burn fat at the same time.

[source from Pinterest]

Here is my fitness plan for this week: [Week 02]

  1. Start doing P90X3 in the morning. It's only 30 minutes and I can do 30 minutes. 
  2. Make a fitness plan for this week and follow the schedule
  3. Do Jari Love Get Ripped to the Core on Saturday AND stretching on Sunday
  4. Continue drinking Herbalife tea through out the day from Monday - Friday. My goal is to drink at least 3 litter during the day.
  5. Drink Herbalife Shake for breakfast only
  6. For lunch eat light again. Monday: sandwich Tuesday: salmon steak
     
    Wednesday: salmon caesar salad Thursday:  sandwich Friday : any pasta[no rice policy from Monday - Friday]
  7. Take the stairs at least once this week
  8. Walk around the office every one hour or so after sitting at my desk in front of the computer
  9. Do some stretching in of the office at least once a day
  10. Walk my daughter to school at least once this week

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This is part of the process of changing my lifestyle gradually. I need to take stock of what's work and what's not working. This is also part of my one little word in action - documenting my process
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Project Life [Week 07]

Ever since I discovered and obsessed with Project Life I am always aware of the orientation of the photos I want to take. Is it horizontal or is it vertical? Do I have enough vertical page protector to hold my photos? By doing Digital Project Life, I have more freedom when it comes to arranging my photos in a layout. It can be vertical or horizontal, it doesn't really matter. I can work them in a layout. 

This is my Digital Project Life for Week 07

Page 1
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Page 2
Week07b-web
Side by Side
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Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 07 [Project 365]

There's a little hiccup this week, I have a fever on Wednesday and I realised that my two years old is addicted to iPad/iphone. So for week seven I spend most of my time weaning him off those addictive gadget. I introduce him to world of colours, stacks, balls, cars and many more. Got to put in extra effort and distract him every time he mention iPad. Believe me he asked for iPad every single day.

HERE IS MY WEEK IN PHOTOS

day 041Another manic Monday. I just don't have the energy to go to work today. I don't have the passion for it. Wearing a new dress really helps boost my mood.
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day 042 -On Tuesday we have SharePoint 2013. This is more system admin and infrastructure course, not so much on development and rebranding. I am a little bit disappointed. Hopefully the team can learn something and can create a beautiful and amazing portal
  day 042

day 043 I am not feeling so good today. I went to the clinic late in the evening and got an MC for tomorrow. I decided to spend the whole day at home and in bed
  day 043

day 044I am spending the day at home. Just me myself and I. The best about not working is I got to spend the morning with my husband
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day 045I don’t feel like eating heavy food this afternoon, so I opt for caesar salad at Padi restaurant. I love eating eggs and salad with garlic bread. I have a glass of peach tea and it taste so good. I like it.
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day 046 - Saturday morning, spending my time with these two wonderful kids. They made my day interesting and challenging at the same time. Every since I "digital detox" my boy, he started mumbling and talking again. Love to see him enjoying the real life.

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day 047 - I am feeling much better and this little boy is already in day 07 of digital detox. Now he wants to mumble, talk, play, eat and basically enjoy the real life. He is so much fun to be with. He laughs, he smile, he cries and he yells.
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These are my life in photos for week seven. So many things happened and if I don't take the time to document them I might miss a lot. I still believe when you took the time to document the every day and the good things that happened in your life, you will be more grateful. Just saying.

Do you join Project 365 this year?
 If you do linked up in the comment, I would love to
see your work and a glimpse of your life in 2014
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