Day: January 23, 2017

Dear Apple

HondaiMood: furious
Listening to: SMAP 25 YEARS
Playing: Osu!
Craving: NOTHING
Watching: Bistro SMAP

Dear Apple,

Why did you delete the songs in my playlist just because it didn’t match your Apple Music library. Just FYI, that was 90% of the music that I actually listen to. You and your dam automated smart ass program that should have been tested with more than the ordinary users. It’s been over a year since I last used Apple Music and iTunes in the Cloud oh wait, jk, you call that iCloud Music Library now. Because it’s been awhile, I thought I’d give you a 2nd chance. Now I’m sitting here regretting my decisions. Now you may argue with me that the program did what it’s supposed to do and I was wrong on the user end. But I can also say that it’s a design flaw because I did what’s most intuitive: turned on iCloud Music Library for both devices I want to use it on.

On the topic of intuitive, why is iTunes and the Music app becoming less intuitive. As someone who supported your product only over a year ago, I still have a hard time finding the shuffle, repeat button. Oh, I should have guessed that I’m supposed to click on the currently playing song view and scrolled down = =.I rather see those features first thing over the single cover that Apple Music can’t even load properly. Speaking of which, Apple Music doesn’t even work for me half of the time since I click on a song and it buffers and times out 70% of the time. Now you can blame my connection but why is a Youtube video, or even your competitor Spotify able to load things just fine? UGH

Can you just give me back iTunes 7? Easy. Simple. Less Clutter.

PS. maybe you should let in some of your employees to test out your program since everything gets ‘leaked’ anyways.


Quarter Life Crisis

So, I’m turning 25 on the 25th! I’m not too sure how I feel about being on the dead center of mid 20’s. So far my life in my 20’s has been me dealing with situations and emotions that I’ve never had to deal with before. To think I’m at my /supposedly/ prime for physical fitness and apparence.. maybe I should take better care of myself. Eat more healthy, walk more, move more, stand more, and simply live more. I used to be afraid of reaching my 30’s but now I don’t feel so afraid anymore. Age is nothing but a number and I am fortunate enough to live in the US where there are less discrimination against gender and age than other countries. Keyword: less. I know there’s still discrimination against women out there in our country and I appriciate everyone who are taking action on that but don’t forget to also appriciate how much we’ve accomplished so far.

Back to my point, I’ve been so foolish in my early 20’s. I feel like I spent most of my time trying to impress people. Some changes were good, some changes made me cringe. Well, to be fair, 5 years from now I’d probably read these posts and cringe at myself again thinking “you think you have it all”. I’m probably a hypocrit though since I still have feelings of jealousy floating around me. As long as jealousy is there, it’s the living proof that I still compare myself to others and think that I’m not good enough for god who knows what. I really want to put that part an end to that part of me.

One thing I learned about myself so far is that I make the most progress when I compromise with myself. That’s why now when I set goals I start with baby steps so I don’t feel discourage. This means things get done very slowly but at least something does get done right?