Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Vexing Issue: Mac or PC?

So I've been a steady PC user my entire life. I find comfort in the start menu and the familiarity of the operating system. I never thought about switching over operating systems or even getting a new laptop for that matter. Until last week when my fan on my PC started to give out. It was in terrible shape. It rattled and roared and made it impossible for me to open my computer during class which is imperative when you want to go online shopping during lecture, am I right?

Well, I'm the type of person that likes to be knowledgeable in all things techie. So I began my research on finding the newest and perfect PC that best suits me. But as I looked, I couldn't really find one that fit my screen size preference, price range, and to top it all off - only terrible comments on Windows 8. There were all these complaints of the misbehaving mouse track pad, difficult to use, and reoccurring hardware problems.

With not much patience for researching on my roaring laptop, I decided to resort to my techie cousin who recommended a mac. Now, I'm neither an advocate nor a protester of mac books but my opinion is that they're not all that perfect as most mac users make it out to be. Yes, there are significant benefits to their durable and reliable machines, but it does not spare them from faulty areas too. I've heard of cracked screens, software issues, and all sorts of hardware issues. I've heard of horror stories of bringing it to the genius bar and having to cough up hundreds of dollars to fix their computer issues. While, on my side, I've never any computer issue that cost me more than $50.

I love my PC. If it didn't cost so much to replace the fan, I would keep it forever. It's still as fast, still as operational, and battery is not an issue. Maybe after nearly 5 years, it might be time to retire this laptop and look at updated options.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Spectacular!

It has been awhile, hasn't it? Needless to say, I've been caught up this semester with a tremendous amount of work. But now that it has pretty much all settled down, I'm ready to get back to blogging! <3

This past Saturday, my family and I took a trip to the city to watch the Christmas Spectacular! This was my first time seeing it and I was excited that we were able to score some good orchestra seats.

Being in the city just around this time of the year is just such a great feeling. Christmas music is playing along the streets and all the street decor are out. There are also these little shops that are set up near Bryant Park for the holidays. You can buy a bunch of self-crafted and small branded stores trying to sell their trinkets as gifts for the holidays. I suggest checking them out and maybe grabbing some unique presents.

I've never been inside Radio City so when I stepped in I was greeted by a beautiful chandelier which I hear is made up of mostly Swarovski crystals if not entirely. The stage and amphitheatre were so pretty. The Rockettes put on such a great show as usual. Looking stunning and precise as ever. I was also impressed by the little girl that played Clara during the Nutcracker piece.

We ended up eating at Ruby Foo's for dinner which was nearby. I've never eaten there but I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't expect much when I sat down. Their sushi were pretty unique and their soups are delicious.

I definitely think the Christmas Spectacular is a must see during the holidays. Although it felt a lot shorter (90 minutes) than I imagined it to be, it definitely gets the whole family to spend time together to watch an amazing show.