day 1426 – forest blue xz

had been very good with my spendings lately so thought the timing was right to splurge and give myself a late birthday present by adding an xz to my sony collection. wanted to buy this many months ago, stayed patient for my phone case to arrive and the price to drop a bit. then waited some more for the one plus five release, but still set on my forest blue xz. setting up the phone just the way i like it will take some time.

day 774 – no service

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lack of mobile service from all of yesterday has got me really frustrated. must have been a glitch with the new system updates. so instead of going to my saturday session, spent all of this morning backing up my phone, doing a factory reset and then setting up all my applications and preferences all over again. this had better fix the problem or else i’d be even more frustrated. living proof that i cannot live without my phone or other gadgets the twenty first century has to offer

day 698 – z3 upgrade

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i finally got the phone i have been dreaming and drooling about for the past year. feels like just yesterday i thought i convinced myself to settle with the z3 and today it’s another upgrade to the all new z3+ cause i know i couldn’t settle for anything less. don’t underestimate the slightest addition of the plus because it makes the difference in the world and worth the nine hundred dollars i invested. super stoked to finally get my hands on sony’s flagship phone of the year, i am sure my eyes glow when staring at the phone

resolution series: [seventeen] communicate

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the advancement in the technological world has brought us wonders, many of which we never thought possible a decade ago. technology is great when it comes to connectivity and communication. getting up to date has never been easier and getting news out through the ever growing number of social media platforms has never been so convenient. but sometimes it just doesn’t get the message across the right way. its because of all these devices that we get a little too caught up in our own world and forget the big picture of direct contact and interaction. i must admit i am a culprit myself, always staring down at my phone swiping away and checking my newsfeed for updates on things that could probably be put on hold. there are times when it shouldn’t become top priority because there’s someone nearby that may benefit from a little conversation. while it doesn’t mean that we must hide our phones away at dinner tables, it’s a good idea not to be staring at it every waking second. good communication is the key to success; often, the good old fashioned face to face interaction is the most trustworthy one that always gets the message across the proper way. never underestimate the power of eye contact, facial expression and body language. i love my technology for what it brings me and i wouldn’t give it up, but i will always use it with care so technology doesn’t become the downfall of my communication skill

day 649 – phone call

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taking advantage of our unlimited nationwide calling now that we are separated by three time zones. what we initially set out to be a half hour phone call became a two and a half hour conversation. we were both really tired but there was so much to talk about, we lost track of time. it was way past midnight vancouver time before we knew it and didn’t climb into bed until almost 3am

day 491 – products of hong kong

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finally got around to playing around with these nifty gadgets. my parent brought back a selfie stick and power bank from hong kong. taking advantage of hong kong stuff because many things made in china tend to be much cheaper. that power bank comes in handy since my z1 phone battery got a lot worse recently and can’t even last a full day. perhaps it also signals it’s a good time to get a new phone

day 487 – new and old

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my new phone case finally arrived at my door, it took so long to deliver i almost thought it got lost and would never get to me. from the naked eye, no one could tell the difference between the two, me neither. and that’s totally normal, because they are exactly the same only one is new and the other is not. i am stubborn minded and like to stick with the things that work for me