So about 12 hours ago, I have obtained iPhone 5. I set it up and used it for a while.
The first thing I noticed was its “look”. When you put iPhone 4S and 5 side by side on the table, they look like “Blues Brothers.” New iPhone5 is tall and looks slim. When I saw this two-toned iPhone5 for the first time on a web somewhere, I thought it did not look so cool but when you see a real one, it looks really and truly cool.
There is a saying, Don’t judge the book by its cover but, this iPhone5, its content is as good as it looks. First of all, the new larger (longer) screen gives some extra length to a keyboard, and accordingly which gives me an advantage. I am one of the clumsiest people on earth with my big thumbs but I can use its keyboard much easier now. A Larger screen also means I can have one more line for applications. It is very good because I was having a hard time managing the growing number of applications especially because I categorized apps and managed them by using each screen as kind of folders.
And finally it IS fast!! After I had used “5” for a while and used 4S to set it up for my wife, I FELT the difference. Right now I don’t have LTE available around my house so I have been using 3G (basically at home WIFI but I tried 3G buy cutting WIFI off) only but I am sure that LTE will add some more speed to it.
Ride? Well today I have to do many “family business.” it is O-HIGAN or お彼岸 in Japan today. Japanese religions believe in life after death. And the path to the world after death is something similar to Greek one. There is a big river which devides two worlds. In August, there is OBON (or お盆）when dead ancestors are coming home for reunion and staying home for a while. That takes place only once in a year. Then we have this OHIGAN twice a year.and this is the day dead ancestors come to the other side of the river. HIGAN’S Hi or 彼 means the other side, and Gan or 岸 means bank. And we go to our cemetery and greet our ancestors with placing incense sticks. Then we get together and eat. So today I will go to my wife’s house to attend a little feast and go to my parents’ to attend another one. Food day!
There is another story to it. We have a saying, 暑さATUSA(heat) 寒さSAMUSA(coldness) もMO(also) 彼岸HIGAN (you know now) までMADE (till) or “Hot days and Cold days last just until Higan. I guess I don’t have to explain meaning of this because it pretty much speaks for itself. So after today, it is officially autumn. And after I don’t know how many years have passed since people set this day up but I really feel this is true. So now I better take out my clothes for fall.