Tech Issues & KakaoTalk

Well, at least I can go on HERE and not have to worry about HTML, bandwidth, CPU usage, and constant hack attempts! Working out some kinks in my website is proving to be an absolute nightmare — fix one problem (the search tool actually works now!), up pops another. My web host has been giving me nothing but troubles lately as well — from suspension to server migration to 12+ hours server downtime — which all ends up with RatzillaCosme being down for hours. I frequently feel the urge to kick the wall and yell obscenities.

Other news? I finally caved and got KakaoTalk for my iPhone.

It seems like every other person I know is using KakaoTalk as their go-to application for chatting, messaging, texting, sharing pics/videos while on-the-go. I have only been using it for a few days, but it has already become one of my must-haves. I can communicate with one another without knowing each other’s phone numbers, do group chats, as well as password-protecting specific conversations — and it’s available (for free) on most smartphones around the world — making staying connected a breeze no matter where I am! I can’t recommend this application enough if you travel a lot!

If you have a smart phone, definitely do give it a try! You can now contact me on KakaoTalk under ID: ratzilla. ^^

Now Facebook, on the other hand,  I really don’t see the point… To be fair, my judgement is solely based on what I’ve heard as I have never used it.

iPhone Photo Diary

Some photos from this past 2 weeks! Hope you have a good weekend!

I’m at the Vancouver International Airport countless times a year and up till now, I haven’t noticed the totem poles that are just outside the automatic doors. Read the full post »

Experimental Dining

I had the dis(pleasure) of dining at a two-star Michelin restaurant a few weeks ago and the experience is definitely one that will stay with me for quite some time. Bo Innovation in Hong Kong is ranked 65th in 2010 San Pellegrino’s Best Restaurant in the World list due to owner and executive chef, Alvin Cheung experimental and innovative take on traditional Chinese dishes. And experimental it was!

The meal was a testing menu so it was served as multiple small plates. Read the full post »

What’s in a name?

I have been looking through Shiseido’s address book in China and couldn’t help but notice some interesting choice of names. Now, I said ‘choice’ because I’m pretty sure these names were not the doings of the parents. It seems like a case of loss in translation – either that, or some deliberately picked names that would be easy conversation starters.

Some weather-related names listed:

All names are real, unchanged, and followed by a Chinese given name.

  • Snow
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Rain

How about a name inspired by nature:

  • Bamboo
  • Spark
  • Shadow

No? Perhaps you’re a foodie?  How about: Read the full post »

A Lil’ Cleaning

I came up with the idea not too long ago that I should do something with ratzilla.wordpress.com, the old (and abandoned) address of RatzillaCosme — if you don’t know me then please familiarize yourself with my website. The link is in the sidebar. The past few days, I have slowly weeded through 753 old posts that were here so that this blog can have a fresh start.

The plan is that all my ramblings will go on here and my all beauty-relatd posts will go on (stay at) my main site. I can be a lot more “informal” over here and ramble to my little heart’s content as I don’t have to worry about HTMLs, codings, formatting CSS, etc. I’m not going to be talking about the latest sunscreen on here but I will undoubtedly rant about something beauty-related every now and then!

This is my not-so-secret diary — I do hope you enjoy reading it. Updates will be sporadic so you might want to subscribe through Google Reader or similar so that you don’t need to constantly check.

Anyway, welcome to my inner thoughts!