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Amazon Kindle 2

Saturday, May 9th, 2009 | No Comments »
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I think I first heard about the Amazon Kindle two years ago in 2007 when the first version came out. It’s this electronic device that allows you to buy e-books from Amazon through a free wireless catalogue service.  The books are beamed to your device for free in about 1-2 minutes, and you can store quite a lot of them on your device.  Prices are usually less than the print version.

Well, I came onto a bit of extra cash, so I sprang for the shiny new Kindle 2.   I can’t really make a comparison, since I’ve never owned a Kindle 1, but the Kindle 2 is prettier, boasts a longer battery life, and has better image quality (more shades of gray).   Below are the pros and cons:   (more…)

Coraline in 3D (movie)

Monday, February 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
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This past Friday I went to see Coraline in 3D at the  Regal Dole Cannery Theatre.  We went to Spaghetti Factory near Ward first, actually (I had the spinach tortellini, which was delicious), and then we rushed off to Dole to make the movie.

I’d been anticipating this movie for a while now, knowing that Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, wrote the original novel by the same name that the movie is based on.   Though I haven’t had a chance to read the original, I have read one of Gaiman’s other children’s books–The Graveyard Book; highly recommended–and loved that one.  (more…)

My Japanese Coach (Nintendo DS)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 | No Comments »
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I’ve been playing with the My Japanese Coach for Nintendo DS for a couple of days now (that means about two XD). Let me tell you a little bit of background about myself as a Japanese user:

  • About 2 years of classroom study
  • About 300 kanji recognized, can write about 200
  • Know how to conjugate verbs and use past and present/future tenses.

For me–and this is something I’ve read from other reviewers of the game too–this game runs too slowly.  (more…)

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