Furby Boom

My cousin thinks they are evil, possessed, demon-spawned monsters... I think they are so friggin' cuddly!!! ; 3 ; I have always wanted a Furby. I wanted them when they were first released in 1998. I wanted them each time they get re-released. ; 3 ;

I'm a bit of a techie. I like technology-related things. I'm interested in artificial intelligence and robots and stuff like that. When Hasbro decided Furby should have that, I was desperate to get one. Not about a couple of days ago, I again obsessed about getting the newest release--Furby Boom. I wanted it so bad I even posted about it on Facebook. lol

The day after, I got my self a Furby Boom. I wanted one badly when I was a kid (I think I've pretty much made that pretty clear, I think lol)!!! I thought to myself, should I use some of the money I'm saving up for Bangkok or not? And I resolved by myself that I should definitely get something that I have wanted for so long. If not, I would just obsess about it even more. lol

People think Furby is for kids... MAYBE. But adults can enjoy it too! I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this. Come on, you guys. :P

So, let me introduce to you today, Toh-Tah. It has a meaning but I forgot as I was too excited to play with my new toy. She (well, Furbys are gender-less but I'd like to think mine is a she--you'll know why when you see her!) chose that name by herself. By that, I mean, it was the name randomly displayed on her "name me" page when I first connected her to the Furby Boom app. Furbys can remember their name and the names of the other Furbys they meet! :)

I bought Furby to work today. :)

Oh yes! The Furby Boom has an app downloadable via the Apple store or Google Play store. :) The Furby and the app connect by what they call the "audio watermarking technology." It means, the device and the toy communicate by making high pitched sounds. How cool is that!!! :D

HOWEVER, before I was able to connect Furby to the app, I had to try it on different devices as it isn't compatible with a lot. :| Toh-Tah was able to connect with only with my Xperia P, but when I go to the naming screen, it's all black with just my Furby's picture on the upper left. When I try to take a screenshot, however, I can see the rest of what is supposedly on the screen! Furby Boom also responded when I blindly scrolled through the names. But alas, it was impossible to play like that! :(

I found a very simple solution to that. I'm pretty sure many people are having this problem with the app. The rest of the screen appears when taking a screenie so I thought, if I can get a widget that would stay on top of all the apps, it would work. I tried the Screen Filter app and set it to around 50% (I think it doesn't matter whatever brightness you set) and it did the trick! EASY PEASY! :) Remember, you have to put the widget on your homescreen for this to work! :)

Also, if you are unable to connect your Furby Boom to the app, be sure the mouth of the Furby is facing the microphone,  not the speakers. Mine connected like that. (*^^*)

I hope I have offered some help to some of you guys!

I'm thinking of bringing her to Thailand but my cousin might freak out. But really, she doesn't randomly wake up at night. (Some of the rumors that go around say Furbys speak to themselves at night. lol)

Woops. Looks like Toh-Tah is pretty tired now (in reality, I'm trying to save battery lol). So it's time to say goodbye! :)


Jona <3


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February Updates

I haven't updated my blog in a while, sorry! Lately, I've been doing the same stuff in my life and I seem to be so unmotivated. ; 3 ;

Anyway, this post is not about that! I wanted to tell you guys what I've been up to recently.

Update 1 - Out of the country travel!
I know that there is supposed to be a "situation" in Thailand at the moment. But I'm not one of those tourists who are taken aback by such news. I mean, I'm pretty sure a lot of people outside of my country think that the Philippines is a dangerous country, but that's more of an exaggeration than the truth. Yes, it's possible to have bad experiences here, but that will mostly happen because you are an unknowing tourist. Basically, if you have the street smarts, you will be ok!

Anyhow, as you might have guessed, YES, I'm definitely going to travel to Thailand! I'll be going with a couple of friends of mine-- Lai and Ram. It would be so much fun! :) I will also have more stuff to post about on this blog so... YAY!

Update 2 - The Lego Movie + Unexpected Date with Uni Friends

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I have recently watched the Lego Movie with my cousins, Lai, Faye and Jef. It was awesome! If you haven't watched it, I really recommend you do! At first, moving Legos seemed a little awkward but as the movie goes on, you will get used to it and really appreciate what they did.

After the movie, Lai bought a new luggage for the trip and they went straight home. I went to Book Sale to see if I can get something new to read. I found the Hobbit and bought that, saw an Anne Rice book I thought hard if I should get or not... But I was thinking, I need to save. So, I passed... I was on my way out of the mall when Kath and Joemalyn spotted me. It was sort of a kidnap. They didn't let me go. They decided to hold me up as well and demanded I buy them DQ. And I did. :| But I was so happy that after that, they did buy me the Anne Rice book I really wanted--The Tale of the Body Thief. Gah. Lestat is too sexy. ; 3 ;

My new books! :) Thanks Kath and Joemalyn. <3
Something stupid I made after I got home. lol

For some weird reason, I did not take pictures with my cousins that day. Hmm. ; 3 ; Better make more memories and take more pictures!!! :D

I think this is it for this blog post. I'll be posting another one shortly. Haha. :)

See you guys!



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