My Kindle!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sorry for the lack in updates, just got back from my birthday trip to Tokyo with H and it was awesomeeeeee! I can't wait to get down to sorting out the photos and share about the trip! The highlight of our vacation was definitely the FOOD. Good food every single meal, our tummies were spoiled! Quality food makes me happyyyyyy :)))))

Anyway, I've been getting a lot of questions regarding my Kindle so here's a post to answer all your queries for those interested! :)

Firstly, you've to know there are many different types of Kindles in the market catered for different needs. You must know WHY you need a kindle in the first place. There's the Kindle Fire (which has apps, kinda like rival to the iPad), Kindle Keyboard (with a keyboard attached to the reader if you intend to do a lot of typing/add a lot of notes), Kindle Touch (touchscreen), Kindle Basic (with just a scrolling button), etc.

For me, I wanted an e-reader purely for reading so I narrowed it down to the Kindle Basic and Kindle Touch. Upon more research, I decided to get the Kindle Touch with no advertisements because everything is touchscreen nowadays and I don't think I can stand typing using the scrolling button on the basic - it's so slow and frustrating!

This is my Kindle Touch switched off / screensaver mode



It took me quite a while to figure out how to download books, convert books, organise my books into folders, etc. I must say, Google really helped me quite a bit!

Converting your e-books to .mobi
The Kindle Touch supports a lot of formats but some fonts appear too small ('cause of the different formats) so you've to zoom in at every page before you can start reading and that's just plain troublesome. So, convert your e-books!

I'm currently using Calibre to convert all the (free) books I download from .epub to .mobi which is one of the formats that Kindle supports.

This is what I mean:


Downloading books
You can download books from Amazon or any websites that offer free e-books on the www. My friend recommended me Tuebl and I've never purchased a book till date. 'Nuff said.

Why Kindle?
Of course, you don't necessarily have to read from a Kindle, an iPhone or iPad works the same but a Kindle is light, in the perfect size and you don't feel tired holding it in one hand. It fits easily into my handbags and there's no glaring backlight like the iPad so your eyes don't feel tired as easily. The Kindle Touch is exactly like a normal hardcover book which you can't read in the dark. And did I mention that the Kindle Touch can hold up to 3500 books? No more dusty bookshelves! ;)

If there's anything else you would like to know about Kindle Touch, comment away and I'll try my best to answer your questions!

Enough with all the tech talk, let's move on to one of my favourite topics - fashion!
I'm sure you all already know I'm a sucker for details on my clothes, especially back details.
These two outfits from Fash Mob (http://fash-mob.blogspot.sg) have just that! ;)



Cut-out Clover Dress in Rust
I love this dress!
The cutting is fabulous and the light material is perfect for our weather.


Rosa Del Rio Playsuit (Blue)
Playsuits for great for "nothing to wear" days!
The colours on this are dark enough for the approaching fall/winter season
and you can wear it right through to summer 'cause well, it's a playsuit! ;)

Fash Mob is offering $1 off for my readers.
Quote "FMTippytapp" when you place your order! :)

Additionally, mailing listees get FREE normal postage
and if you spend above $80 in a single receipt, you get FREE registered postage.

Follow them at the following medias to receive updates!
Instagram: @fashmob

22 comments:

  1. have you ever regret being a stewardess?why didn you quit after your bond was completed?:)

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    1. nope. because i started studying part-time, needed the income.

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  2. hey jessica! =) thanks for the post! however, are we able to dl books since some say kindle can only dl books if ur in the us?

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    1. yes, of course!
      else what am i gonna do with it after i stop flying!

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  3. Hi, may i know how much is the celine?

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    1. i cannot remember...definitely less than S$2000.

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  4. hello!
    may i know how you are liking your chanel woc? :D

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    1. i love it but i've to admit it's really useless for a bag hahaha i can only put cash, cards and my phone.

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  5. hi! may i know how much do the Kindle cost?

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    1. i got mine for US$139, approx S$170 i think?
      (only for the cost of 9 books!)

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  6. hi!may i know which eye concealer do you use? :)

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  7. Hello! Where did you get the heels you paired with the orange dress? How much does it cost?

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    1. i got that in seoul, cannot remember the price!

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  8. You have been with H for close to 2 years already? :)
    Last long!

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    1. over 2 years now.. we will, thank you :)

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  9. hi jessica...do u have recommendations on where to get a good cover for the kindle? thank you! - kim

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    1. hello kim,
      i don't actually...that's why my kindle still doesn't have a cover :(

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  10. Hi girls :)
    You can get your kindle from www.kindlesupply.wordpress.com

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  11. hello jess, can i know does your kindle comes with 3G? :))

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    1. nope! i seldom use wifi on my kindle even!

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  12. Hi! Do you have other websites to recommend to download ebooks? :)

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