I haven’t been able to post as often as I want to these past few weeks because my laptop kept acting up. Stubborn me refused to go to the repair shop though I was already starting to warm up to the idea that I needed to format my hard disk soon.
Still, I tinkered as far as I can, so every other day or so I’d run chkdsk c:/r. Then just this weekend, a techie friend of mine made the switch to Windows 10, so I thought I’d give in to Microsoft’s pesky free upgrade reminder and get it over with. So now my laptop’s into its third day of running under Windows 10.
Microsoft ditched the four colors and opted for the sleek-looking blue window. That’s a cool welcome screen there! (special appearance by cute Sunny ^^ )
The file explorer (formerly windows explorer) now has its menu in tab form. It was confusing at first… well it still is.
The start menu looks so interactive and it’s fun to customize. Loving how photo albums are arranged, too. You can view the photos either by folder or when they’re taken.
Goodbye old-school screensavers; hello lock screen!
After writing down the pictures’ captions, I realized that Windows 10 almost has a feel of Android OS sometimes. At first, I had apprehensions too at how Windows 10 might be, but my laptop’s been actually performing faster than when I was still using Windows 7. More importantly, the upgrade seemed to have fixed my laptop somehow.
Stuff I don’t like as much–the audio is a little lower in volume now, and continually pressing F8 doesn’t get you to the boot screen/ repair menu anymore. I also can’t access some sites in https when I’m using Firefox.
Despite these minor inconveniences though, I’d say it was worth upgrading to Windows 10. Now let’s hope I don’t jinx it!
And since we’re on the topic of windows, let’s switch gears and talk about windows (窓). When designed right, windows can become a spectacular view in themselves. I want to share with you some shots of windows which I find interesting:
This is a guest house in La Union. The place is Filipino-themed, including the furniture.
Another guest house I used to frequent in my former job. This one is in Toledo, Cebu. It’s a homey, American-style bungalow atop a mountain.
This one is taken from the room I stayed in at Peninsula Excelsior in Singapore. Great location, great room, great sights. In front of me is a portion of Singapore’s National Archives (and also a fire station).
Churches usually have interesting architecture. Behind us is a replica of France’s Notre Dame cathedral in Ho Chi Minh.
One of the windows of St. Peter’s Church in Melaka. St. Peter’s church is said to be the oldest Roman Catholic church in Malaysia.
Ruins of St. Paul church in Melaka
This is one of my favorite pictures ever. It has a mysterious feel to it and it kinda reminds me of the One Acre of Coastline card in HxH Greed Island
window-inception, or “kamehame wave windows” in Melaka (haha!)
So there. I hope you found the Windows 10 review helpful and that you enjoyed the mini-windows gallery. またね！
The sun surely rises and sets every day, but no sunrise nor sunset is ever the same, is it?
Here’s a mini-collection of my favorite sun shots taken here and there over the years 🙂
taken at Club Balai Isabel in Tagaytay, 2013
moments before nightfall at UP Diliman
fiery sunset a December ago
seeing the sun set from the second highest point in Luzon. At Mt. Pulag.
in La Union