First, it should be noted that getting used to recognizing a new phone's ringtone is harder than it would seem. When I'm at home, I'll notice a funny noise, and only eventually it will dawn on me that that's the sound of my phone. I was out a few days ago when one of my sisters had to point out that the ringing coming from my purse was probably my phone, begging to be answered. It's funny, I jump at the sound of Angel's phone, but mine is so unfamiliar I don't yet register it as a sound that requires an immediate action.
Second, I still don't like Whatsapp. Group texting is just awkward, in my opinion.
Third, real keyboards are awesome. I can type probably 70 words a minute on a standard keyboard (when I'm not slowed down by having to think about what I want to say, of course). It feels like I can type one word a minute on the little smartphone touch screen, but in reality I'm probably up to like 7 words a minute, so that's good, right? Still if you want any real information, just ask me to email you, because I'm too lazy to type it out with one finger.
Fourth, Instagram is interesting. I have amassed 43 followers, between family members, real life friends, and bloggers. I have found that in my case, I sometimes think of a caption first, and then I want to take a photo to match it. A lot of the instagramming I've done so far has occurred solely in my head because I'm too lazy to take a photo to match the imagined caption.
I'm going to do the least-cool thing in the Instaworld (see, I do know a little about what's cool and not cool when it comes to Instagram) and recap my first-ever week using this form of social media, just to show a little about what I was thinking when I took each photo.
The first-ever photo taken on my smartphone--of the white board after a Sunday school class covering one of my favorite passages of Scripture. I so didn't know how to use the camera, but I eventually figured out how to make it stop looking at me and turn it around to face the outside world.
Sunday evening cookies--perks of being siblings with a baker-in-training.
Rainy season is here, of that there's no doubt. This photo really doesn't capture how hard it was raining, I wish that photos could capture the magnitude of sudden downpours here, it's kind of incredible.
You can tell that I find myself hilarious, right? This was one of those, oh man, I know what I want to say, now I have to figure out how to use my right hand to take a photo of my left hand (because I wear most of my rings on my left hand) with my book. This is easier said than done when you're left-handed.
This is so real. The number of times I mention roti telur bawang in casual conversation to all who know and love me is probably ridiculous. Think of how much the typical human loves coffee. That's half of how much I love roti.
It was a public holiday, which meant playing board games instead of doing schoolwork. This was the first time we have every successfully completed Pandemic.
You know those days when even a laundry soap commercial can make you feel all sentimental? This was one of those days. I was sweeping the house and I started thinking about how once up on a time I though this little broom was so weird and hard to get the hang of. Now I think it's nearly impossible to sweep a floor with those tall, stiff Western-style brooms.
The pollution has been bad here lately. I've been mostly staying indoors, but this guy has to leave to go to work every day. Good thing we kept the reusable/washable masks we used in China.
This is called "How much of my house can I walk through in less than 15 seconds?"
I like models, especially really tiny ones. I particularly enjoy this brand of tiny metal models. Dad bought me this kit for my birthday, and I finally got around to making it while watching an episode of The Mentalist on Saturday afternoon. My adorable little pirate ship. This is the 2nd of this sort of metal model that I've made--I would warn you that the sharp metal tabs leave your fingertips a little torn up. But it's worth it.
I figured I had to at least experiment with a selfie, since they're such a cultural phenomenon. I think it's so much easier to just have someone else take my photo! You can tell from my eyes that I'm not exactly sure where the camera lens is and where I'm supposed to look yet...