Tag Archives: iPhone XR

Gone to the Dark Side

27 Sep

Two days ago, I found out that iOS13 can be downloaded already but truth be told, I wasn’t keeping tab on it. It was M2 who mentioned to me when I spoke to her. She’s doing great by the way, enjoying college life to the max in Ireland.

Anyway, I downloaded the update for my iPhone XR. And my… my… new features to learn! The biggest thing was of course the Dark Mode, which I enabled. Like a Jedi gone bad, I gravitated to the dark side. Bwahahaha…. I couldn’t resist. Seriously I enabled it to only activate after dark, perfect for reading in bed or low light environments, as what Apple envisioned.

The other new fun thing I discovered – creating my very own memoji. This feature was available since iOS12 but I never used it. According to reviews, it’s now more refined and more fun to use. I’m glad to have discovered it now as it’s rather delightful, and my memoji looks pretty close to the real me. I’m a good memoji I must say! Heheh.

The other thing that I was fiddling with was Shortcuts which somewhat works for me and not. Apps that I use constantly, I can’t seem to add to the menu. User problem? I think this will take me some time to figure out.

Nonetheless, I seem to embrace the latest changes well. Gotta keep up with technology even if this means leaping over to the dark side with glee.

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A Delightful Discovery

13 Sep

It was a typical morning getting ready to leave the house for the office. Sometimes, we would do a quick spot check for caterpillars on the lime tree closest to the car at the front of the house. On this particular morning, we discovered a beauty hiding between the branches!

My my… looking rather alien but not spooked, the moth did not even budged when we took turns to take its picture up close. Later, when we got to the office, hubby googled it up to learn that it was an Oleander Hawk Moth. What a delightul discovery!

This species is rather large, sleek and thrives in warm climates. And it loves to hide within lush green foliage which I don’t think our lime tree is that lush though. But I am not complaining for we had the chance to admire a full grown beautiful moth instead of just caterpillars all the time.

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Cat Condo II

6 Sep

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M1 and I had our usual weekly Skype session last week and she told me she read about my Cat Condo stories on my blog. Feeling intrigue about the game, she downloaded the app to play too. Hahahaha…. I was flattered. However, it wasn’t Cat Condo but Cat Condo II that she downloaded. I was surprised to find out that there’s a second edition to this crazy cat game that I’ve been at for days.

So obviously I downloaded the game too! This second edition is much more realistic in terms of the fortune earned, not running into trillions and quadrillions like the original.

As for the cats, they are pretty much the same species but cuter and more plump. Plus there’s more things going on within the app, mini games and opportunity to win accessories to dress up the cats, making it even more engaging than mindless. Nonetheless, both are equally very entertaining for me.

And I have been so so busy with both games. Even at Club Med when I’m supposed to be relaxing, there I was managing the two condos for my cats in between drinks and activities.

What’s After A Trillion, Part 2

27 Aug

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Move over Candy Crush, Cat Condo has taken over my life! At every available moment, I find myself playing Cat Condo as crushing candies is so passé now. I anticipated correctly last Friday that I did not have to wait long to find out what would happen if I reached beyond a trillion.

On Sunday, I was all excited when I reached 999t. And soon after, I hit a quadrillion in my fortune and true enough, a letter ‘q’ appeared after the numbers making me rich beyond imagination. And now that I have reached this figure, I will just continue to build the condo for my felines and try to unveil the remaining ten species on the list.

What’s After A Trillion?

23 Aug
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Last week, I was at 3.00t, a week later, 500t. This morning, I reached 600t.

Sometimes we coin up words to exaggerate our point. Like for instance when talking about numbers – million, billion and trillion, the next word to rhyme with these denominations, chances are ‘gazillion’––which I am guilty of––is used to emphasize the sheer enormity of the amount.

But the truth is, gazillion is a made-up word, like zillion and jillion. It made me wonder what’s the correct word after trillion? It is actually quadrillion with 15 zeros after the one. It looks like this: 1,000,000,000,000,000. That’s a heckuva lot of zeros.

Maybe that’s why when I play Cat Condo, the game resorted to abbreviate my mind-boggling fortune, starting with ‘k’ for the thousands, ‘m’ for the millions and ‘b’ for the billions.

At the trillion amount with 12 zeros, my fortune as of today is just 600t. I suppose even with the biggest screen smartphone available, on a horizontal orientation, I don’t think all the zeros can fit in, so it’s logical to abbreviate.

A thought crossed my mind – at a trillion, it’s just down to three digits and a letter ’t’; so would I have a ‘q’ after the numbers if I reach a quadrillion? Hmm… the only way to find out is to continue playing! And at the rate that I am raking in my riches, I should be able to by this weekend.

A Ridiculous Fortune, Part 2

16 Aug

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My fortune playing Cat Condo has been growing astronomically! When I reached 999b, I wondered what next? Well, I didn’t have to wonder long because I reached a trillion dollars next. All this on Tuesday during my lunch break at the office. As for the cats, species #23 was unveiled, so another 17 more to go.

A mind-boggling trillion dollars, way cool for I have never been at this level in any of the games that I play on my devices. Come to think of it, in my entire life never have I reached a trillion mark ever. Wow…

By yesterday, I reached three trillion dollars and mind you, this is even after spending trillions several times the last few days to grow the place and population! I love this game.

A Ridiculous Fortune

12 Aug

It’s becoming quite an addiction playing the Cat Condo game constantly. Even during both my weekend golf games, whilst waiting to tee off each time, I’d whip out the phone to collect my fortune and build the feline abode.

The amount is mind boggling, not in thousands or millions but billions! I have never played any game before that made me such a gazillionaire with a ridiculous fortune in such a short time. And it’s a nice feeling.

As of today, I have managed to unveil 22 out of 40 species already and the condo size has grown steadily. At the rate that I am growing my fortune and using it to the fullest without going bankrupt, I may be able to unveil all by the end of the week unless I stop playing. We shall see.

30b in 15 minutes. Not bad, right?

My Cat Condo

9 Aug

Two days ago, I started playing a new game, Cat Condo. Although I am not a cat person, this cute yet silly and mindless cat game has captivated me, keeping me engrossed and entertained.

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Within a day, I amassed a gazillion in fortune (277m to 7.82b) growing my cat condo!

Then again it’s time-wasting too but I don’t mind playing it when I am stuck for creative ideas in the office because it’s a good distraction to reset my thoughts.

The earlier dinosaur excavating game, MyMuseum was completed three weeks ago with all 16 dinosaurs unearthed. And until now, there’s no update with new dig sites to work on. What this means basically is it’s pointless to keep playing it.

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Yes, I am still waiting for the update.

So it’s timely with this new game. And with 40 species of cat to unveil, far more than the dinosaurs, I foresee myself playing this for awhile.

Good mindless fun.

Beyond 1000 Days

22 Jul

I must say I didn’t let go of the Daily Bonus trek when I was traveling to the US. It’s amazing that the chain didn’t break for both the iPad Mini and iPhone XR even with all that different time zones when we were flying. But sadly, the chain broke for the iPhone5S because I did not bring the phone along as a spare. There was no need for it especially when it had all this battery problems.

As for the Daily Bonus pursuit, basically all I did was checked both devices after 24 hours when there was wifi connection. Sure enough, the chain continued! Woo hoo…

So as of today, both are on Day 1064. Crazy….

A New Game

19 Jul

Lately I seem to have lost interest in both the Candy Crush games, finding them so boring. Save for the Daily Bonus of Soda, which I am still at it (amazingly the chain didn’t break with all that time zone changes when traveling to the US for both phone and iPad), I don’t play both games as much these days.

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Yesterday I found myself itching to play something new, and downloaded a new game to try on my iPhone XR in the afternoon. It’s called ‘Tap! Dig! My Museum’. What a discovery!

It’s such a cute and captivating game that I found myself so engrossed in it until past 1.00am last night. I had to reluctantly put down the phone to sleep.

You can say I am now a full time paleontologist instead of a full time candy crusher. Heheh…

Hall 1 (R) completed and Hall 2 (L) still work in progress