Nikki Winchester

389cee5900000578-3798594-image-a-25_1474385859239

One of my favourite time blogging is usually when I own something new. Hehehe.. If you guys follow my Instagram account, you’d have known that I own an Apple Watch 2 now. It’s like a self-treat because I survive my first semester (not yet actually, still have 2 more assignments and one exam to go but you know, almost there).

Apple watch in general is something you should consider as ‘100% completely freaking unnecessary but completely 100% freaking AWESOME. That’s all I can say. I was torn apart at first. With that price, I could  totally buy 3 more Bonia handbags, an MK handbag maybe, make-up stuff from Sephora, more Jovians, more baju kerja, more shoes… A LOT! Plus, I already have a watch (my pink G-shock) so I didn’t think another watch (at that price) was necessary. I was making a lot of sense kan.. But, I didn’t know how could I come up with ‘Okay lahhh, I’ll take that one’ to the salesman. ‘Arrghhhh… Am I really doing this? It’s so expensive. Okay, I still haven’t paid, not too late to cancel.’  But I just stood there, saying nothing. I only realised what was happening when the cashier gave me an exchange of RM1 of the amount paid for the apple watch. I FREAKING BOUGHT IT, WHYYYYYY! But you know, all the guilts and regret and torn-apart feeling faded away as soon as the salesman started unboxing the box. Owh…. Such beauty!! I’m never regretting this!

No more guilts! Nervoussss

No more guilts! Nervoussss

Sporty straps by Nike

Sporty straps by Nike

Nike face layout. There are five options but they're very basic

Nike face layout. There are five options that you can choose from, apart from the other regular layouts .

Since it’s the special edition of Nike Apple Watch, I name it Nikki (duh!). The differences between Nike version and the regular ones are the unique straps and the face layout of the watch. The price is the same tho but there were not many Nike options left at that time. It’s okay, I don’t want black+volt anyway. I prefer the light lavender+white version because it’s more feminine. As for the size, I chose 38 mm rather than 42 mm due to the cutest wrist I have heheh.

Since the straps are limited edition (you can’t buy them separately, only come with the watch), I would be pretty devastated if I somehow ruin it. You know how careless I am right? I might make it dirty, stain it with marker pens or anything etc. The possibilities are endless. So I decided to buy another regular straps then I could keep the original one in the box, safe and pretty. Smart girl, I am! LOL

The straps I bought online from the Apple Store website. Guess, what colour I chose?

The straps I bought online from the Apple Store website. Guess, what colour I chose? #abaikanhouseofdoll #nothemainsubjecthere

Yeah... Product Red baby! Terpaksa tukar phone casing sekali sebab nk matching punya pasal.

Yeah… Product Red baby! Terpaksa tukar phone casing sekali sebab nk matching punya pasal.

Okayyy.. I think that’s about it. Hubs is watching Munafiq on Astro right now and oh my God, he kept pulling my T-shirt and screamed like a little girl. Dah takut tu tak payah la tgkk.. Grrr. Now, dia suruh teman dia tengok pulakk… Haihh..

The Winchester, R. In The House

maxresdefault

source

I figure you should look at this post first, to see how eager I was to get this phone.

Here I am, introducing the new toy of mine, ROSIE WINCHESTER!
The name couldn’t get any more obvious right? 😛

New girl in the house yaaall!

The latest Winchester in the family.

I’ve been meaning to get a new iPhone since I felt like my iPhone5S, which I name her, Goldie Winchester, kept running out of space for anything. Of course it kept running out of space, it was only 16GB. I don’t know what can you do with that little amount of hard disk nowadays. I was so annoyed every time I had to choose which photos stay in my phone and which photos going to trash. I mean, if you’re not really into taking pictures and selfies, that’s probably okay but I take pictures of everything, so having a small GB like that really frustrated me. Same applied for mp3s. Why couldn’t I have them all in my phone? That’s a question with an obvious answer, right? Well, that’s actually my main issue, other than that, Goldie was working tremendously fine (never mind the battery power, that’s an issue for every smart phone).

So, while I was just weighing my options whether or not to get an iPhone6, Apple announced that they would be introducing a new colour for iPhone6S and iPhone 6 Plus S batch, which is the ROSE GOLD. I couldn’t get more excited hearing the news. ROSE GOLD, that is such an elegant colour and not too girlish I would say. I was like, ‘I have to get one of those! I HAVE TO!’‘ I took it as a sign from the universe, that it was time for me to get a new Apple gadget haha. After all, besides the awesome colour (it’s not good tho buying a gadget based on the colour, but I’m a girl, so it’s forgiven), I was really really in a need for a new iPhone. This time, with BIGGER GB!!

I almost held myself back from buying it due to the ridiculous price range of the new iPhone batch that had been circulating around in the social media. It was so high that I thought I could only drool on it. But you know, when I want something, I want something. It’s called determination (hubs calls it stubborn tho lols).
Thank God when it’s officially launched in Malaysia, the price is not as ridiculous as what had been spread around. I get why some say the new iPhone is overpriced, but blame it on our currency, because Apple’s price range in Malaysia is based on our currency.

Okay, back to Rosie. I can’t compare iPhone6 and iPhone6S because I don’t own iPhone6 so I don’t really know if it’s much different or just more less the same, but an iPhone 5S to iPhone6S? It’s sure a lot. In iPhone 6S, I love how your still photos are no longer still, they’re alive with the sound and movement of 1 second before and 1 second after the camera click, I love how you can use ‘Hey Siri’ without plugging it to the power even when it is locked, I love how you can fully view your emails and messages in iMessages before even opening them, I love that you can use flash when you take a selfie using the front camera, I love the use of light press and hard press to make your still photos dance..
OWH I LOVE THEM ALL!

UNBOXING!

UNBOXING!

Look at that face!

Look at that face! Lols

Here we go, almost mine!

Here we go, almost mine!

Wooooot!

Wooooot! Look at that big grin!

As obvious as it is, I’m in love with Rosie. I’m so in love with her that I rarely hold her in my hands due to this fear I have, of hurting (dropping) her. God knows how terrified I am if I ever hurt her (right now especially when she’s just four days old). That’s why when I still had Goldie, I used her for my social media updates, and only used Rosie for Whatsapp purposes. Plus, I banned hubs from touching Rosie. If he ever checked on Rosie, I would be close by monitoring him until he got sick of my behaviour and handed Rosie back to me. Hahah freak gilleeer!

Anyway, Goldie’s now happy with her new owner now.

Farewell, Goldie. You be good! Thanks for bearing with my ups and downs for these two years.. Now go and do good to other people okay.. Love you!

Farewell, Goldie. Thanks for bearing with my ups and downs for these two years..
Now go and do good to other people okay.. Love you!

The post when I first bought Goldie. 🙂
Thanks for the memories.

OS X Yosemite (2014)

40_05

source

On last Friday, when I was on Instagram looking at pictures, I saw a picture of someone upgrading her macbook to OS X Yosemite. Then suddenly it clicked. Damn, it’s 16th October already. The release! I quickly grabbed my Macky and excitedly looking for the upgrade. When I bought Macky last year (click here), it was at that time, the release of OS X Mavericks. To be honest, haha I don’t really notice the differences except for some features in the layout.

OS X Yosemite 2014

OS X Yosemite 2014

Installing process..

Installing process..

The duration of the whole process depends on your internet speed. Since my YES speed is so freaking sad nowadays, it took almost 15 hours. Sighhh..

The Yosemite..

After 15 hours, introducing The Yosemite..

The welcoming screen..

The welcoming screen..

So, since I am so lazy to figure this out by myself, I am just gonna repost some of the reviews I read on Yosemite. Basically, this is an entry of another entry. Credit to Techradar.com

INTERFACE

“The most obvious change, visually at least, is the new interface. Yosemite does to the Mac what iOS 7 did to the iPhone and iPad. Its user interface is flatter – though not flat, there are still drop shadows and other nods to the third dimension, it’s just that now they exist for a purpose rather than being merely eye candy. No more glassy textures.

There’s more translucency in Yosemite than its predecessor, Mavericks. Where once it was limited to the Finder’s menu bar, it now pops up in lots of places, including Finder menus and the sidebar of Finder windows. It’s been tweaked so that the underlying image is blurred and less distracting than in Mavericks, but we suspect it will still be a love it or hate it feature. If you do hate it, you can ‘reduce’ it in the Accessibility pane of System Preferences.”

THE DOCK

“The shelf has gone, which will be a great relief to many, and the Dock has now reverted back to its original format, a rectangle. Not so good is the loss of the Dock preferences from the Apple menu – to change things like magnification or show/hide, you must now pay a visit to System Preferences.”

The dark dock

The dark dock

DARK MODE

“Brand new in Yosemite is Dark Mode, which turns some aspects of the OS a much darker shade of grey, to make it more comfortable to use your Mac in dim lighting. These include the Finder menu bar, Dock, and application switcher. During the beta period some elements of Dark Mode, such as Finder menus, were poorly implemented, and it remains to be seen whether they have been fixed in time for the full release.”

SAFARI

“The first impression Safari makes when launched is that it’s smaller and lighter than it used to be. Apple has reduced the height of the menu bar and the result is the loss of toolbar favourites. They no longer display by default, though you can switch them back on again from the Bookmarks menu.”

The Safari #1

The Safari #1

The Safari #2

The Safari #2

THE SPOTLIGHT

“There’s a good reason for the change, however; Spotlight is now much more useful than it used to be. It hooks into online data sources to pull out information and display it on-screen. Type in the name of a movie, for example, and you’ll get a thumbnail image and a plot summary with credits courtesy of Wikipedia. Type in the name of a restaurant or hotel, and Spotlight will display a snippet of a map, along with details of the establishment and reviews from Yelp.”

The spotlight

The spotlight #1

The spotlight #2

The spotlight #2

THE NOTIFICATION CENTRE

“Hands up if you used Notification Centre in Mavericks? No, us neither. But Yosemite makes it much more interesting by adding a Today panel that works in a similar way to iOS 8’s Notification Centre. It displays your Calendar appointments, the weather, world clock, and other elements you choose. And it supports third party widgets too. Oh, and it’s another OS X element to be given the translucent treatment.”

The notification centre

The notification centre

MESSAGES AND FACETIME

“Messages gets the same flat speech bubbles as iOS 8. That, however, is the least significant change. You can now send SMS messages directly from Messages to any phone, as long as you have an iPhone connected to your iCloud account on the same Wi-Fi network.

Likewise, FaceTime now allows you to make and receive telephone calls on your Mac, using your iPhone as a proxy. 

In Messages, you can now remove yourself from busy threads, switch on Do Not Disturb to mute notifications, and send audio snippets as well as text or images.”

The iMessages

The iMessages that now can be used to send messages to ANY phone (haven’t tried this one tho)

For more tips and tricks, visit Maclife.com

 

Take A Step Back and Go Shopping

91665821_large_18

source

This is probably an old story and some of you have already known it. But what the heck, I’m telling it again now. Somewhere in March this year, I’ve posted on my Facebook about the death of my iPhone5 that I’ve only used less than a year. It would be functioning well until now but due to my stupid carelessness, I’ve killed it. I’ve accidentally dropped it on my way home at Sabak night market. I wasn’t sure how, but I think it slipped through when I was putting it into my bag. Did track it and found it still at the scene. I was glad that no one took it yet, so we hurried back to the night market.

After a while looking for it, I found the iPhone IN THE BACK OF A BLACK HILUX. Know what? It was hidden there. I guess someone really wanted to take it but they put it there for a while and would come back for it. Thank God we were faster. The screen cracked so bad tho that I almost cried. It was beyond repair. It wasn’t just the screen, but the frame did bend too. Didn’t really know what to react. Sad, yeah but at the same time, I felt nervous? Does this mean a new iPhone? Owh my God! Less than a year!

My poor iPhone and the place we found it.

My poor iPhone and the place we found it. Puas hati jugak jumpa walaupun dlm keadaan mcm ni. Kalau hilang terus, lagi ralat kot..

I tried to be phoneless at least until the payday but who was I kidding? I couldn’t live without phones. It’s like living in a stone age. After trying to make sense to hubs that it was impossible for me not to have phones, he finally allowed me to buy a new one. Mommy said the same thing too. So…. Here we go.

The new one, iPhone5s in gold

The new one, iPhone5s in gold.

With some stickers I put at the back. Got this idea from blogger Shea Rasol.

With some stickers I put at the back. Got this idea from blogger Shea Rasol.

It’s been 4 months now. Please Emy don’t be stupid again. Or you can be stupid, but don’t let your stupidity cost anymore money.
So there. That’s how it happened.

………………….

Next, I wanna promote to you guys, these few instashops that sell beautiful cute funky macbook accessories. I’ve been a customer to both Lagendas and TrueJannah. I like them both, but cards on the table, I slightly prefer TrueJannah rather than Lagendas because they also sell these cute funky sleeves for laptops, that are not necessarily for MacBooks only, but also laptops that are the same size as MacBooks 11″, 13″ and 15″. But really, both offer very friendly and quick service. You can just practically close your eyes and go with either one.

STUFF BOUGHT AT TJS

True Jannah Store Facebook Page
True Jannah Store Instagram

You can also walk in to their shop at Studio Sect.8, Shah Alam.

For men, maybe?

For them men, maybe?

Cos these are for us girls. :-) I wanted that paisley but since it was sold out, had to  settle with polkadots. Still cute.

Cos these are for us girls. 🙂 I wanted that paisley but since it was sold out, had to settle with polkadots. Still cute.

Set that I bought from TJS. RM165 all in.

Set that I bought from TJS. RM165 all in.

Polkadots Sleeve for MBA 13". Be polkadots!

Polkadots Sleeve for MBA 13″ with long shoulder strap. Be polkadots!

STUFF BOUGHT AT LAGENDAS

Lagendas Facebook Page
Lagendas Instagram

You can also walk in to their shop on the 3rd Level of SACC Mall. The green one near the elevator. They also sell shawls, blouses etc. Worth visiting.

Lagendas Macbook Air Casing Ombre / Rainbow Keyboard Cover

Lagendas Macbook Air Casing Ombre / Rainbow Keyboard Cover

Lagendas Macbook Air Casing Gold / Black Keyboard Cover

Lagendas Macbook Air Casing Gold / Black Keyboard Cover

Be it Lagendas or TJS, you’ll just love their stuff. Check them out. The links to their pages are already given there.

P/s- I’m about to post the second entry of today. I really don’t have anything to do, do I?