Friday, 6 January 2017

Should you buy a 2016 Macbook Pro?

I had my first Macbook since 2008, the first Apple's aluminium-body handy dandy laptop. It was great around that time; it was snappy fast and pleasing to the eye too. Until the removable battery started to swell up about few years ago and I had to chuck it away. There was no new battery replacement available around that time since Apple had been producing built-in batteries into their Macbooks. So I carried my laptop (without its battery) and its long-wire power adaptor EVERYWHERE and I had to sit next to a nearby power supply just to get my works done. Not so handy dandy anymore. 

It also began to make this "lawn-mowing" noise when it heated up and it took long enough to cool down. I upgraded the RAM to keep up with numbers of jobs I had to multi-task with it but the fast-paced world that we live in failed it. Until I came to my own heavyhearted conclusion, I NEED A NEW MACBOOK. 

I was contemplating at first to get the 2016 Macbook Pro; the specs were not that tempting and its hefty price tag made my heart sank. Touch Bar; with or without? Silver or space grey? 13 vs 15 inches?

After putting my faith on numerous reviews from Youtube, I finally bought a 13-inch Macbook Pro without the Touch Bar and I did not regret it, AT ALL. 

It's light; I can carry it everywhere! To my kitchen (I like doing my work next to my coffee machine and my stash of cookies), to my work place (without putting any excess weight in my messenger bag). The screen is just LIT; bright, well-enhanced colours, great definition. Keyboard; love the second generation of the butterfly mechanism, it makes me wants to type more and more!

The only 2x USB-C ports available were sort-of a setback that I will try to ignore and bear with. I am thinking of getting this great-looking USB-C hub which will suit my new space-grey addiction.

If you were like me who was still holding on to your old Bronze Aged Macbook, the new 2016 Macbook Pro is a great upgrade that had made me happier everyday. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Birthday Boy

It has been awhile.

*sweeping off spider web*

These last few months have been exhausting and mentally-draining; high turnover from the ward with people come and go. I have been caught up with TV shows that are currently running on their new seasons like How To Get Away with Murder, Quantico and Grey's Anatomy. I have been reading new books from James Patterson and a new one from J.D Robb. I have been doing some works; medically related of course. I have been meeting some people and they are not from Tinder's matches (still no luck in romantic's life). 

Anyway, it was my birthday 3 days ago and I have come to this stage where I do not want to celebrate it anymore and I do not feel like to tell anyone about it, at all. I feel "old" and I can not do parties anymore. So I came to work on Monday and my colleague brought me beautifully cooked Briyani rice as the Monday's gift. I thanked her (as a grateful human being) and I slipped saying "it's my early birthday gift too!". Then, the birthday wishes were rolling, spiralling around the workplace and my other colleague bought me a cake too (since I tend to eat cakes at the cafeteria whenever I have a bad day). 

It is amazing that at this new place which I am still trying to fit into and all these thoughtful people had made my day brighter than I thought how it would have been. I was thinking that I might spend my birthday watching Netflix with a jar of gourmet Ice-Cream in hands instead. I was wrong and the day could not get any better when I had spent dinner with them at a Thai's place. 

I am thankful for all the blessings and people who have entered into my life. 

*hands together and bow*

I also made myself a mug cake topped with ice-cream and biscuits :)

p/s: I am also excited for my new adventure next year which is probably the best birthday's gift ever.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sukha Cafe @ Kuching

This was the highlight of my cafe hopping in Kuching recently. I have been wanting to come here but it is just too far and parking spots are hardly to be seen. Most of the days, it is always crowded by college students from SEGI.

There were old bicycles hung on the ceiling, with delicate crane origami dangling underneath them. It is cozy and welcoming; I love hanging around here. They are open till late and you will not be surprised at students flashing their laptops till midnight there.

I tried their specialty the charcoal waffle and I enjoyed it. The ice cream was soft and flavourful with tinge of salted caramel sauce to perk up the taste. If it was not the salted egg yolk (because I am not a fan, sorry guys), it would have been a delightful meal. There are plenty of meals to try out anyway, surely any menu will appeal to your palate.

Check them out!

Sukha Cafe.
Block 16 Brighton Square, Jalan Song.