Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Holiday aftermath

Here in Korea people are going back to the regular grind. We had a nice relaxing holiday. This was probably the best chu-sok we have had in a long time. I have finally found a use for the 32 inch Led tv I bought from Bo a friend of ours who moved back to states last year. Basically we connect one the computers to it and have the boys watch Netflix or YouTube depending on their studies, or just entertainment.

Yogita and I have decided to make some changes to our date night. I know this might sound geeky but we have decided to cut back on hanging out at the bar and playing darts (a lot of fun!), to speaking time on mmo in pc rooms. It is a different kind of fun. Although darts are so much fun. In Korea the dart machines are networked all over the world. It adds a new level of game play. So much fun.

We are going to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary this Saturday. We will head up to Seoul and paint the town red. Ok not really but we will head to the halal guys restaurant in Iteawon. We saw people eating their food on YouTube it looks so nice. My Lg G pro 2 battery is on the fritz so I need to find time to get a replacement.

ok time to make some printouts duty calls


Friday, September 29, 2017

Ten Day Holiday is here!

This week really seemed to fly by. I have to say that when I saw this holiday on the calendar I was worried about finances. Holidays are expensive for families. There is always pressure to go out and do something during the holiday period then budget the rest of the month on the thin side. Well this long holiday is falling not at the beginning of a pay period but right near the third week. When most familyies are running low on cash. I mean it is not critical but that money is for gas food a few things for the weekend. Not a ten day holiday. Let’s face it you spend more money at home when you are not working. You might take a drive and eat out, or grab some ice cream or a movie. So we would spend more than we would on a typical week night. Fortunately where I work they fully understand and even anticipate that families will need a bit of extra cash. Where I was before we had holidays during which we had very little money due to not being paid on time. Ugh that really sucked.

This year we even gave gifts at the old hogwan and they had no gifts prepared for us. Wow even after 15 years. Of course it was not always like this. Basically the old place I worked at is having a hard time financially so we understand. It is why Yogita still helps out when she can.

I am excited about the holiday but I am mainly going to focus to getting rest, and enjoying time with good friends.


The trip!

So it has been a quite sometime since I updated this blog. A lot of things have happened. Somethings that I have not meantioned. I decided to upgrade our systems a bit more. Yogita now has an iPad mini  2 which is similar to an iPad Air 1. The main difference is the size of the screen and the speed of the a7 CPU. The IPad Air clocks in at 1.4ghz while the mini 2 is 1.29. Basically it is a small iPad Air with out the finger print reader.

We went to Gwang ju and had a really good time. The only people who did not have as good a time was our boys. Their portable tech is well lacking which I will address very soon. So we had to make use of what the motels had. They played games via steam, on the motels pc, which I connected to the large 42 inch LED tv. It was a nice time for Yogi and I. We hung out with Steve and Josh. Josh was taking photos for a friend and Steve was spending time with him. We wandered around the venue taking in the sights. We called the boys in the hotel in the room and got food for them. After dropping off the food and resting with the boys for a bit we headed out again. I would say all in all we did about 5-6 km of walking.

The drive back the next day was relaxing and quick thanks to yours truly.


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Upgrade package

Every few years I upgrade all of our hardware. Some things I wait some time to upgrade.
For our PCs usually a few years I upgrade GPUs, and lower end CPUs we might have. For example Yogita crappy AMD fx 4100. Well, it wasn't that bad...Nah it sucked. For example, it barely outperforms the second gen i3. The i3 was a dual core CPU, with the fx-4300 being a quad core!

We, l Yogita has a whole new rig. Her CPU is the same as mine an i7 3770. GPU is a very nice ati HD 7970. Actually, it is not as good as her other card a gtx 760 but I will keep the ati card in her system to see how it performs. The PSU is a very nice Corsair model. There are two nice things about her set up. First, it uses an SSD with the operating system installed on it. Second is the i7 CPU. I should mention that her case is MUCH easier to transport. Upgrading her pc or swapping out parts is easy..the hard work was already done with the wiring!

I now have an iPad pro first gen. I am so glad I waited years to upgrade. This thing is sweet. large vibrant display, super fast. It feels like a sexy machine...cause it is! Next iPad upgrade I think I am good for a few years. The boys now have a gaming rig as well. It is a dual core intel cpu, it came out just before the i series CPUs came out. It performs very well. It too is a micro tower making it very easy to transport.

Next upgrade coming early next year....our smartphones!


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Netflix is awesome!

It has been perhaps 4 months using this streaming service. I have to say...I LOVE IT. Regular tv and cable...I will never go back to it. We chose what content we want to watch. We have movies we can watch without having to pay a fee like Korean IP tv service.

Our weekends are full of us relaxing playing Eve-online and watching Netflix. I have to thank my friend Josh he was the one that pushed me to use Netflix.

Our boys enjoy Netflix too. I love the way you can set what content they can watch. Also, have a nice internet connection goes a long way too!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Holidays and vacations are over...for now..

So we had a nice vacation relaxing at home. We played a lot more Eve Online this year. It was nice. Then we had Korean Independence Day. Played Eve Online and watched movies. Yogita took a long nap, she really needed it.

Now we are back to work but...only 3 days left in this week! We met a friendly couple. They are into each other the way Yogi and I are. It was nice not seeing a couple complain about each other, call the other person ugly. It was so nice. We have met them a few times before. Monday night we really got to know them better. There was a woman there who was I would say typical. Flirting with me and another guy not saying anything positive about her husband. Ugh. When she left it was very nice.

When she was there so odd. She invites me to come to her waxing salon. She then says she will wax me for free. Yup pubic area included. My Yogita oh she will have to pay while winking at me. YUCK no thanks!!!

After she left we talked about family work kids it was nice. Ok, I have to finish my lunch and prep finish prepping for class.


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

New tech acquisitions coming...

So I was told about a nice deal on an Ipad mini for Yogi. This is better for her since it is lighter and Yogita's hands are tiny. Her Ipad2 I will reset and give it to our boys.

I am also looking for an old gaming desktop gtx 560 heck even a 400's class GPU will do. It will introduce the boys to use a desktop. In addition, the Dell laptop will be used only for studies. It needs some repairs at the moment.

So this weekend we will head down to Gwangju and check out Josh's friends pc shop. I will be on the look out for a nicer motherboard for myself. Also I need to upgrade my ram to 16gigs. 12 is ok but the way I like to surf the net...I am going to need 32gigs. So changing the motherboard (with more ram slots), and upgrading to 16 gigs will be a start.

Almost time for class!