Sunday, August 14, 2011

Essence of Sushi Rolls

I not so recently got a smartphone since my old phone was ancient and had been begging for retirement for a while now. Whenever someone used to ask me for my number, I had to follow it up with a warning: "You can call me, but my battery life dies after roughly fifteen minutes of chatting unless I stay plugged in to a wall. I'd prefer emails if you don't mind."

Once, someone responded with a "That's okay. I can always text you.", followed by a ;). 

Me, Very Not Amused: "I do not have a text plan. Please do not text me. Ever."

So my phone was pretty much useless except for emergency calls and setting alarms.

After a week of using my new phone with an unlimited text and data plan ... I do not know how I had ever survived without it.

Now, I can access directions or text friends for help anywhere so I don't have to get lost so easily. I can take photos and videos and just email them to myself instead of tediously plugging a camera into my laptop for uploading. I can waste time on colorful free Android apps. I can google anything right on the spot. I now have modern technology. I am connected to the world.

Except I still refuse to sync phone with facebook and twitter. I don't really go on facebook much because I can so easily lose hours just stalking  perusing people's photos. And after trying out twitter for a bit way back when a friend first convinced me to, I realized that I was a major twitterfail since it was such a reaffirmation of how boring my daily life is hahaha - why am I laughing? :( Also, I didn't like how some acquaintances from real life managed to find me on twitter when I didn't expect them to so I couldn't exactly tweet about writing anymore without getting questions. Writing life's still mostly a secret and I prefer to keep it that way.

Back to the glory of my new phone: the most important part of this new technology update is that I realized that I can snap so many pics on the go now and start inserting some proper images to break up my rambling posts. How exciting.

Except I am such an amateur point and shoot. Not even an adequate amateur actually, I'm the type who goes "Ooh, let's try an artistic angle." then "Ah, crap, angle captured my messy messes in the background." then "Eh, oh well, realistic art, tra la la!"


Brother made sushi rolls from some vinegared rice, seaweed, avocado, crab sticks, etc. the other day.   
Me: "I shall take very nice pictures now!"
Bro: "Why?"
Me: "Because I want to. So stop eating for a moment."
Me: "Damn, the plate is all sticky and dirty."
Bro: "I will eat now."
Me: "Here, clean this up. Get these -"
Bro: *chomp*
Me: "Noo! I told you to clean up the plate, get all those little grains of rice!
Bro: *chewing on a piece* "I thought you wanted the rolls lined up at a slant so I ate that piece for you."
Me: "I didn't say that."
Bro: "There's a slant now."

Me: "I'm hungry. I don't care anymore. Behold, mountain of pink in the background!"
Bro: "You know you can just clear off that plastic bag from the table -"
Me: "Pink mountain, arise!"


  1. Mmmm... love sushi. LOL, great update post. It's nice to have a smart phone isn't it. I got one last year, but it isn't as smart as everyone else's so I'm in the process of looking for a better one. I think it actually cheated it's way through smart phone university...

    What kind of phone did you end up getting? I've been looking into the new HTC Sensation 4G that Mom says should be a good investment.

    I loved the dialogue between you and your brother. There's some great entertainment.

  2. I've commented on your blog before under a different name, starting with Sanj sshhh.

    I just wasted my money on a bad box of sushi (They usually make good sushi but sob, not my day) and I am so. in. envy.

    Your sense of humour is great. xd Also i had a question -I've been thinking about drawing Tristan and Adel for a while now. Is it alright if I go ahead? And just how long is Adel's hair?

  3. anicheung: I got the Samsung Intercept! Since I'm so new to this smartphone business, I pretty much think this phone is a genius though I suspect other consumers like the iPhone kids would scoff at it. I also never played well with touchscreen keyboards when I fiddled with friends' phones in the past so I actually like the fact the Intercept has a QWERTY keyboard. Since your mom is suggesting a 4G phone ... I'd agree that it would probably be a better investment than my not so incredibly speedy Intercept though. Haha, hope you find a good phone!

    theprincesslime: Oh, I'm sorry about the bad sushi. I hope it was bad as in it didn't taste as great as usual and not that you got food poisoning. Because I have gotten food poisoning from a sushi restaurant before (even though the damn things still tasted so good!) and it was not pretty.

    Thanks for appreciating my humor. :) And yes, please! I adore fanart and would be thrilled to see your work after it's done. As for Adel's hair, it's past shoulders and long enough to be tied up into a high ponytail.

  4. Congratulations, Maeven! I got a new smartphone just recently as well. It isn't a Samsung though. It's quite a tricky little thing, don't you think? But you get the hang of it after a while. How's your battery life? I noticed that Android phones' batteries aren't that lasting. But hey, it's all good.

    And sushi. wow. looks good! I am looking forward to more of your artistically taken photos. :D

  5. Haha, thanks, Margo! Yeah, the one major complaint I have about the phone is that I really need to charge it every day, but I probably also have a big part in draining the battery since I tend to use the browser frequently throughout the day.

  6. Okay, high I'm a new fan of your so this is kinda awkward... Congrats on the phone's retirement and I like the mountain comment.
    By the way, The sushi looks great! mine just falls apart. I'm a failed Asian.

  7. Hey, Bookworm-At-Starbucks! Oh, believe me, the stability of the sushi is entirely due to my brother's skills. He can be much more meticulous than I am with hands-on stuff so I generally like to hit him up for help with gift wrapping, cooking, etc. All because he simply does it so much better than I do. Absolutely nothing to do with laziness on my part, not at all. Heh.