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Hi everyone!

For those of you who have reading my entries for some time may notice that it’s been several years since I started blogging. Last year, many opportunities came to me through this blog. I decided I’m going to be a lot more active in sharing the things I do. In line with that, I decided to get my own domain and, thus, will be posting my most recent stuff there.

If you’re interested in keeping up with me, please update your bookmarks and follow me at http://www.haveatyou.com. There might be some technical glitches here and there while I’m ironing things out, but I hope you’d still drop by when you have the time. It took me awhile to make the switch and I’m hoping you guys are willing to follow me there. See you at the new site! 🙂

~ Jam (a.k.a. moxy)

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When I was younger, one of my favorite devices was the Sony PlayStation. I’d spend hours playing Japanese RPG’s or watching my older brothers play other types of games. When I became a bit older, my interest in consoles dwindled a bit and was replaced by a fascination for mobile phones and DSLR’s. After those, I became focused on my work and the interest in most technological advances had taken a backseat. I no longer knew what the latest mobile phone model was or what the latest development was when it came to the PlayStation or Xbox.

Before the Nexus 7, my knowledge in tablets was likewise close to nonexistent, even if the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab have been dominating the tech news for several months (years?) now. I felt that my Motorola Droid Razr and desktop PC were already sufficient for me to do the things which I needed to do. Thanks to my brother’s consistent talk about the Nexus 7, I decided to search for tablets and see if it’s something worth having.  Needless to say, I became interested in the Nexus 7 and decided to get myself the 16GB WiFi version.

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Disclaimer: I am not an expert on these things so I’m not going to go on a full-blown technical review of this tablet; I’ll leave that to the tech enthusiasts found in the internet. I’m just here to share with you the things I adored in the 2nd generation Nexus 7.

First off: the display. It is amazing. My dad and I both agreed that this tablet’s display is truly outstanding; very clear and sharp. Playing videos on YouTube, checking photos online and even going through my email felt like a new experience. The 7″ screen is just right for me. I initially thought that it might be too small and that having a 10″ screen would be best, but I’m glad to report that the 7″ screen is already good enough. No more problems when reading eBooks!

nexus 7 wallpaper photo DSC_0691_zps172e1d8c.jpgSearched for a colorful photo on the internet to give you an example of the tablet’s display.

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nexus 7 ebook photo DSC_0688_zpsccd3ebef.jpgA page from Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Sound. I find that the stereo speakers were pretty good, especially when listening to mp3s or watching videos. It’s definitely louder and clearer than the ones on my Motorola so that’s already a plus!

Camera. I don’t have a lot to say about the camera since the 5MP one at the rear was just okay for me. I still consider my Nikon DSLR as my first choice when I  need to take great quality photos. I just borrow my Dad’s Samsung S3 when I take food photos outside and am feeling lazy to bring the Nikon along with me. The 1.2MP front facing camera on the Nexus 7 might come in handy when I need to talk to my brother via Skype.

Connectivity and Processing. I really love, love, love how fast this tablet is and how it connects to the internet smoothly. I love my Motorola Droid Razr, but noticed that the time it takes for it to connect (let alone search for a WiFi connection) takes a terrible amount of time. The Nexus 7 is a refreshing change. By the way, this tablet runs on the newest Android version 4.4.2, KitKat.

nexus 7 youtube photo DSC_0690_zpse5f752b7.jpgScreenshot of a video I watched on YouTube.

When I bought my Nexus 7, it came with a free case. It was an Asus Travel Cover in red (no other colors were available during the time of my purchase). I’d be honest and say that this case will probably serve as a temporary one. I’m on a search for a sturdier one, with a stand, so that it’ll be easier to watch videos. Despite the Nexus 7 being very light and easy to hold, I don’t think I can watch an entire episode of Sherlock Holmes on this while holding it with one hand. :-/

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Technical Specs (taken from http://www.google.com/nexus/7)

  • SCREEN
    • 7.02″ 1920×1200 HD display (323 ppi)
    • 1080p HD IPS
    • Scratch resistant Corning® glass
  • CAMERAS
    • 1.2MP front facing, fixed focus
    • 5MP rear facing, auto focus
  • DIMENSIONS
    • 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
    • 0.64lbs (290g) Wi-Fi, 0.66lbs (299g) LTE
  • BATTERY
    • 3950 mAh
    • Up to 9 hours active use
    • Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible)
  • AUDIO
    • Stereo speakers
    • Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer
  • PROCESSING
    • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
  • WIRELESS
    • Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • NFC (Android Beam)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NETWORKS
    • Optional 4G LTE
    • North America:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
    • LTE: 700/750/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/13/17)
    • Europe:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • HSPA+: 850/900/1900/1700/2100 (AWS) MHz (Bands: 1/2/4/5/8)
    • LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)
  • MEMORY
    • Choose 16GB or 32GB internal storage
    • 2GB RAM
  • PORTS AND CONNECTORS
    • microUSB
    • SlimPort™ enabled
    • 3.5mm audio
    • Microphone
    • Power and Volume buttons
  • SENSORS
    • GPS
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass
    • Ambient Light

Here’s a quick reminder that the Bakery Fair 2013 is just two days away!

Bakery Fair 2013 logo

Image borrowed from the Bakery Fair’s official Facebook page.

This year’s fair offers numerous demonstrations, seminars and competitions, along with the 400 booths which you can visit. It’s going to be a great venue for everyone to be exposed to the latest trends, developments, pieces of equipment, etc. in the food industry.

To give you a better idea, here are some photos from the 2011 Bakery Fair:

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One great thing about this year’s Bakery Fair is the Steamed Bun Competition, which they’ll be holding for the first time. If you’re a fan of mantou and siopao like me, then this is something that you just don’t want to miss (It’s going to be on Day 1)!

The Bakery Fair opens this Thursday and will last until Saturday, from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening. I will be there to check out what the people behind the event has to offer; I hope to see you guys there too. 🙂

***Visit their official Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Hi everyone! How’s 2013 been treating you? I’ve been going through a bit of difficulty when my left ankle became swollen last week due to an (unknown) insect bite. None of the professionals could determine what bit me, but everyone was pretty sure that the swelling was due to an allergic reaction to the bite. Thus, since I’ve been pretty much confined to working from home with my foot up, I haven’t been able to explore new dining establishments with my family or friends. Thankfully, when I woke up this morning, the swelling seems to have started to let up. This is after my visit to another doctor yesterday, where he decided to administer painful massage and have my ankle wrapped in bandages for an entire day. Here’s to hoping I get back to walking around without any worries and pain soon!  🙂

Anyhoo, let me leave you with some random photos from my past few weeks. Most of these were taken prior to the swollen ankle:

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Shared this mini Mango Cake with Dulz and The Boyfriend when we met up for lunch then coffee at UCC.

Hawk Eagle

Saw this little fella at the zoo inside the Island Cove Resort in Cavite.

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Strike a pose!

Baby Louis

Some of my high school friends and I also took some time off to visit My Best Friend’s little bundle of joy, Louis! We’re looking forward to spending time with him again when he’s in Manila for the Chinese New Year. ♥ 

That’s it for today. I’ll make sure to prepare something blog-worthy for you guys again soon! 🙂

I’m going to take a break from posting stuff related to my Hong Kong trip to inform you about the upcoming Bakery Fair 2013. Remember my blog post about the 6th Fil-Chi Bakery Fair? This is their next event! I bet there will be a lot of really good stuff available for everyone!

Bakery Fair 2013Image above courtesy of Bakery Fair Philippines  

The event is still a bit far off, but I believe they’re accepting registrations for those who would want to participate in the event. 🙂 You may learn more about them by visiting their Facebook page. 🙂

Thanks, Kayenne So, for informing me about this! ♥


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