Sunday, June 25, 2017

Laptops for your Major

Hey Subbies,

As you all probably know I just finished school in May, and I'm really happy to finally finish one my goals in life and that was going to a 4-year University and being the second person to go to college in my family. But as the saying goes for a Art-design student like myself  we are pretty much broke but I'm blessed to have people around to help me out like building my desktop pc and helping me with transportation to go to college. However, I couldn't afford Apple and have yet buy one even though I'm bilingual with both Apple and Microsoft OS because it has always been PC at home/work and Apple at school, In addition, I'm picky, so building a computer would be nice (if they could just let us pick the processor, RAM and hard drive than were golden cough cough... i5/i7, 500-512gb, 8gb of ram). I really hate that can't build my own custom laptop now that they have the new Surface, Macbooks, and etc. coming out now.

Recently, my co-worker who is going for her masters in Psychology and we're both Alumnus of CSU. She's actually looking for a laptop for her internship this fall. She's thinking about getting a Mac computer simply to do documentation on and she says, "They seem more reliable than PC, they are $200 more than other PCs, and most of her classmate use Apple laptops." Her sisters are Art majors, so they have Macs of course and her boyfriend also owns a iMac. I'm a bit confused when she said they're $200 more than other PCs, which are possible the top of the line laptops i7, 500gd-1T HDD, and +8gbs of RAM between $600-$900 models. I told her to try gazalle.com if you want to buy a Mac for the first time because for a brand new Mac you'll pay $1200&up + Apple Care ($99-$299)+ software($40-$100). At school alone Macs are targeted no matter if your in affluent area or not and I've heard a lot stories of Apple products being comprised over the years.

But I've noticed since high school all my Art buddies started out with iPods/ iMacs (because we grew up with them) then the iPhone before jumping on the  Macbook train. I'm not only weary of buying something over $1000 that isn't a car or home or any other investments these days. But most reliable computers I have owned has been my Lenovo and Asus desktop, so far with my Lenovo Ideapad lasting me 7 years even after my monitor hinge broke it still keep going till now.

Today, I want to recommend some top rated brands for this year and I hope computer brands come up with better tiered systems that is relative to ram and hard drive space:

Processor | HDD/SDD | RAM
i3             | 128-256gb      | 4gb (Everyday User)
i5             | 256-500gb      | 6-8gb (Standard/ Designers/Communications)
i7             | 512-1TBgb     | +8gb (Computer Science/ Gamers/ Content Creators)

*500gb is good baseline for PCs and I it found it hard to max it out on my Lenovo i5 machine.
If you use a PCs just for work/business a 13 inch computer is just fine. But for multi-taskers like myself try 14-17 (15 inch is recommended).

Okay, so what's best for you:







For the everyday person Asus Zenbook UX330 is good chose but if you want dip your toes into Apple than try Macbook Air or an iPad for simple banking, documentation, emailing.



Designers/ Content Creators:

It will always be Apple Macbook pro for us designers. But if you can't afford that than what I was always told to do is to look at what Gamers or Computer Science majors were using because usually their computers were so robust like Alienware or Asus or Msi just right for what I needed. When I was still in school I saw my friends use Alienware, Microsoft Surface, HP, Acer, Lenovo, and Asus to do all our design work, so don't feel obligated to run out and buy a $2000 computer unless you have the means to do so. Also, for you videographers, there is a line of PC called Razer with there Blade line that is a powerhouse with great sound quality for whatever you are working on in the studio or on the go.


Computer Science/ Business

Lenovo Thinkpad hands down is my personal recommendation and if that's a little out of your budget try the Ideapad line.



Science/ Engineer

Well, I can't say that I'm surprised but Dell's reboot of their XP line and with there new Precision is top pick this year and it seems to be good fit for Computer Engineers these days.



Law/ Medicine

Microsoft Surface line is great fit for portability and functionality. I would recommend to design student as well.


If your still not sure check these sites out:

https://www.laptopmag.com/college-laptops
https://www.wiknix.com/best-laptop-for-college-students/
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/best-laptops-1304361

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

AX2017 4-Day Giveaway



Hey Subbies,

I'm sort of back but I wanted to do another giveaway again for AX2017. If you missed E3 this year don't worry AX has you covered in the latest of the convention.

All you have to do is...
1. ) Subscribe to my Instagram and post a picture of the giveaway  and tag me...or
2. ) Follow my blog by either subscribing to it directly or by email or bloglovin and talk about the giveaway on social and make sure you tag me.

Bonus: if post it on all your social media platforms everyday you gain an extra points and chance to win.

The giveaway ends 6/23/2017 at @12:00 AM.

Good Luck!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Now That is What I Call K- Rock

Hey Subbies,

I know I write a lot about Korean Music but I've been inspired to do so recently since a lot political news and uprising having been happening recently but in my case every freak'n day here in America and we all know why. Plus, I wanted take break from my regular schedule programing to do something else that doesn't include coding for my senior project. However, I can't wait for the age Aquarius to get here already, 2012 began awaking process, 2017 is possible the second wave, 2023 is apparently when finally get there, and a lot people will pass on because of these really strong transits and retrogrades. When I talk to people about these thing they like "Nah" but according to astronomy and geography we are an Open system/planet that can be affected by outside forces ie planets, moon, stars, and even hunks of rock. Mercury is retrograde, Venus just went direct but wait more planets will be going retrograde so get ready for more civil unrest. Thus I want to talk about the growing rock scene that is steadily becoming mainstream since the impeachment of Park Kun Hae controversy/scandal. Korean Rock just stepped up their game but there a lot band that have been rock'n it out and the bands feature females and males rock'n'rolling but of course they're either are on hiatus or disbanded in the last 10 years.




I have to pay homage to the late great Chuck Berry, the godfather of Rock'n'Roll who is actually the one we should be one should thanking for pioneering the art form and sound that is Rock as we know it. I want to also mention here the one who pave its way into the mainstream Seo Taiji, who inspired a lot kpop artists like IU and  BoA the dancing queen of Kpop and she's a part of the first modern Hallyu wave btw for all you newcomers, she's also the host of Produce 101 this season. (Check Bursters' cover of BoA-NO.1) In addition, let's not forget the other pioneer of K-rock is Shin Jung-hyeon who catalog spans since late 1960s into the 2000s. Also, here I want to highlight the Big 3 according to wikipedia, Boohwal, Baekdoosan, and Sinawe. It's really hard to find videos that pre-date YouTube but should be able to find some of these guys on YT. (Shout out to Crying Nut and No Brain as well). If your not into mainstream Kpop, then your in luck hopefully this will open your hearts with some K-rock music.


First I want to highlight all female bands...


1. WAX - Fly High(비상)Just Leave(떠나버려)



2.Behop - I'm the best




3.Nia - Summer Wink | Forest of memoriesGoodbye



4. Sweet Revenge - Melo 





Now for the co-ed bands...


1. J-min -Shine | Stand Up



2. Cherry Filter - Orange Road |  Feel Ducks flypianissimo  ANDROMEDA



*3. Startline - Now We Go OnTime Goes ByToday




4. Yoari (요아리) - Do You Like It? (맘에 드니?)




5.The Rocktigers - Come Back | Run Haunted | Electric Travel Come On Let's Go!




6. Very Band (sharp band) - Romeo Dummies | Eye Love 



7. Floating Island - My Room, My Holiday




8. Kris Leone - The End | Into the skies




9. Gogo Star - Broken Night  | Black Joe  | Runway |  God of snowy fields | Lovin




10. Danpyunsun and the Sailors - High and Low




11. Cho Mungeun band (JomungeunBand) - Say something MV | Lil



12. STEREOTYPE (스테레오타입) - Falling



Now for the guys...





2. HyuKoh - Hooka



3. Jung Joon Young - The Sense of a Ending



4. Trax - Blind



*5. BURSTERS - Wherever you are | Lost Child | Dreamer









  



Enjoy Rock'n Out!

Honorable Mentions

CN Blue - Sorry

FT Island - Severly

Jae Joong - Mine

Dreamcatcher - Goodnight



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 16 Kpop + Bonuses

Hey Subbies,

It's been a pretty "Shitty" year. However, as long as I have been listening to kpop there was always a song to make me feel better. Even with so many girl groups ending their contracts and the mismanagement of said in general groups this year, I can say they are probably more happier now than being stuck with an irresponsible and unreasonable company. Anyways, These songs aren't in any particular order, but they are songs I've listened on repeat the entirety of 2016. Also, my mom was surprised by the female rappers this year and everytime I played KittiB or Jessi she would be like "Wow, she has deep voice." I guess it's rarity to hear lower range voices in music these days being that we don't hear other female rappers in America as much anymore. Moving on, most of these songs are fast paced because as you guys know I love to bump my speakers to the max.Well, let's get on with it...

1.Twice- TT/ Cheer Up
[ I couldn't decide because both songs were on repeat for me when they came out.]



2. Hyuna- How This?


3. Mino- Body


4. BAP- That's My Jam
[It's not BAP song without Guns]


5. Black Pink-Whistle
[Make it Whistle like a missile Boom Boom]


6. EXO-Lucky Ones
[ Between Monster and this song I think I listen to this one more.]




7. Hoody- By Your Side
[I stayed for Hoody]


8. KittiB- Nobody's Perfect
[Where are the Gifs for this song tho.]



9. Big Bang- FXXK IT
[Literally, should have been the song of the year lol]



10. VIXX- The Closer
[#MannequinChallenge]


[Remixes/ Mashups of this song with BP and GOT7 was lit]


12. GOT7- Hard Carry


13. Luna- Free Somebody
[My Feel Good Song]


14. Jay Park- Me Like Yuh 1v 2v 3v


15. Heize ft DΞΔN- Shut up & Groove


16. Crush- Woo ah / 9 to 5 




~Happy New Years

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Korean Skincare Must Haves

Hey Subbies,

I'm back finally! Passed all my classes, took a week off to relax a little, but today I have a list of new popular brands that have been trending this year. I know the holidays are almost over but your skin is important and doesn't waits to age. So, if you're looking for something a little simpler check out my old popular post Asian Skincare Must Haves. Second, if you want to try out a ready made 4 step kit, then here is one by the Seoul Apothecary Brighten + Correct Kit. Okay, this will be based on the ten step korean skin care routine/ regimen for day and night. But I want to present you with the 2016 MVP of the year with the NEW COSMETIC STANDARD...

 COSRX



We suggest new standard of good cosmetics with the spirit of cosmetics artisan.
“It’s not tempting and good-looking cosmetics. However, only thinking of your skin health, we maximized good components and minimized harm ingredients in reasonable price with our honesty.”
Maximized effect, Minimized skin trouble
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Whenever you are not satisfied with our products quality, tell us. We will guarantee full refund. However, if you are satisfied, please tell your friends about our products~
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With the spirit of cosmetic artisan professionally studying cosmetics, we will provide cosmetics of supreme quality which will suggest and satisfy new standard of good cosmetics.

BEAUTY GURU FAVES

  • CosRx Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • CosRx Centella Blemish Cream 
  • CosRx Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birchsap
  • CosRx Ultimate Moisturizing Overnight Mask
  • CosRx Acne Pimple Master Patch 24 ea 
  • CosRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
  • CosRx AHA / BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
  • CosRx Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser 
  • CosRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 
  • CosRx One Step Pimple Clear Pads
  • CosRx Advanced Snail Essence
  • CosRx Mela 14 White Ampule
  • CosRx Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask
  • CosRx Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
  •  CosRx Holy Moly Snail Mask

Pretty cool right! So now let's look at the cult faves for this year...

TEN STEP SKINCARE 

Cleanser

Oil:
  • Troiareuke ACSEN Oil Cut Cleansing 4.7 
  • Natural Pacific Cleansing Oil 4.5
Solid/ Cream:
  • [New] Heimish All Clean Balm
  • Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick 4.6
Foam: 
  • Beyond Phytoganic Facial Foam 4.5

Exfoliate

  • Tony Moly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel 5.0
  • VDL NAKED Facial Exfoliant 4.5

Toner

  • KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner 4.9

Lotion/ Cream

  • Innisfree Orchid Intense/ Enriched Cream 4.7
  • KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream 4.5
  • Missha Repairing Snail Cream 4.5

Serum/Essence/Ampoule/Oil

  • Son & Park Beauty Water 4.5
  • SkinMiso Pore Corset Serum 4.4
  • Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Zyosys 4.4
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil 4.3
  • Hera Aquabolic Moisturizing Water 4.5

Mist


  • Missha ‘Time Revolution ‘First Treatment Essence Mist' 4.2

Moisturizer/ Eye cream

  • Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel 4.6
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel 4.5
  • Mizon 'Snail Repair Eye Cream 4.3

Sunscreen

  • Skinfood Aloe Watery Sun Water Gel 4.5
  • Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion SPF40 4.0
  • Etude House Sunprise Must Daily Sunscreen 4.0

Mask

Clay/ Mud:
  • Skinfood ‘Black Sugar Mask Wash Off’ 4.8
  • Skin&Lab Dr. Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask 4.6
  • Innisfree [Super] Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 4.4
  • Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask 4.5
Sheet Mask:
  • The Saem Snail Mask Sheet 5.0
  • Too Cool for School Pumpkin 24k Gold Mask 5.0
  • Innisfree Mask 4.5-5.0

Alright, I hope this helped you out on your next purchase. Also, let me know if you have tried any of these products before or what you have your eye on your next purchase.
~Happy Holiday