Tag Archives: Technology

#Facepalm #Ditz #Dingbats!

5 Mar

I am so Happy 😂 ‘Dingbats’ is an official ‘symbol’ category on #Kingsoft #WPS . . . . So from now on, Whenever I think someone’s being an idiot, I could stick random secret ‘dingbat’ symbols in my messages. 😂😄😆

Do You Believe in Magic? 🏮

20 Feb

❤️❤️❤️❤️ I got transported by Chinese #DRAGON for Spring Festival / New Year’s. Oh Yeah 😎 Just getting in touch with my inner #Targaryen 🐉 Be jealous. . . . I’m livin the magic!

Ordering Take-Out via #Alipay

13 Jan

Using #Alipay to order #TakeOut Food in #China 😊 🍴

IMAGE 1 – Placing your order

1. Open Aliplay

2. Choose the ‘e’ that says ‘Take-Out’

3. On the next page you’ll see a longlist of restaurants offering services. #pizzahut  is in my picture.  But you Also have #KFC #mcdonalds #burgerking #Chinesefood and more! (YES, MCDONALD’S DELIVERS IN CHINA!). 

4. Pick the place you want. 

5. The next page will have a list of #food offered with pictures (THREE CHEERS FOR PICTURES!!!)😜

6. Click the + symbol next to what you want. It goes into your cart.

7. When You’re done, Click the green button on the bottom of the screen.

IMAGE 2 – Paying & Address

8. The next screen is important. 

  At the top you’ll see a box with the location symbol (marked 1 on the second picture I posted). CLICK this box. 

9. For the first time, ask a #Chinese speaker to add the address (and other popular addresses) for you. It will save it in a list.  In the future just pick the address you want it delivered to from the list.

10. Check the estimated delivery time right below the location button (Mine says 18:22 because #China uses 2400 time.)

11. If You’re Happy Click the Green button on the bottom and pay. 

IMAGE 3 – Tracking Delivery

12. Go back to the home screen of Alipay – Choose ‘e’ for take-out again

13. You’re back to the List of restaurants. On the bottom toolbar, You’ll see a Square (2nd button) that I circled in pink. Click it.

14. Now you’re on a List of orders You’ve made. Choose the Chinese words next to the order. 

15.  Tada! Now you have the estimated delivery time and a gps map showing you where the driver is.

DELIVERY.

16. They usually call you when they arrive at your door.  I Can’t speak Chinese well 😭 so I text them ‘你好.我来了’ which means basically ‘Hi, I’m on my way’. Can’t promise It’s accurate Chinese, but they always understand it. 😊

You DON’T have to pay the driver, delivery fees were in the original cost 😊

It’s several steps and tricky to figure out, but I was starving a while back and learned on my own of necessity 😜🍴

Hope it helps someone else!! ❤️

#travel #tech #Technology #foodie #hungry #fastfood #delivery #International #lifeabroad #apps 

#Christmas Ride!

24 Dec

​Awwwww  #Santa picked me up yesterday for a ride on his way to deliver #toys!  ❤️💖 Wasn’t he sweet!  Although his reindeer have upgraded to being disguised a lot like a #Toyota. 😆 Thanks to #Didi for the opportunity to be sleigh escorted to my #Christmas #party!

Life in #China – #WeChat 

28 May

Medieval Castle Rebuilt with Medieval Technology

7 Sep

I’m Not Thankful For… Critics.

25 Nov

As a lead-in to the lovely Thanksgiving holidays, here’s something I’m not thankful for–critics (yes, I get the irony).  It seems like every year it gets more and more popular to criticize basically everything.  Sarcasm is now becoming the default language for “cool people.”  

“I hate . . . ” “I know, right!”  If I hear that phrase one more time. . . Ugh!!

The world of fashion is naturally the shining example. Society was all about the Ugg boots (never really my fave–I prefer riding boots), right up until someone needed to say their piece. Suddenly, everyone else feels the need to jump on the bandwagon. Have you even thought about how rude that is?!?  If you hated it that much, you should have said something before most little girls had to have a pair.

Technology, yeah that’s another HUGE area. Either you’re the idiot with an electronic that’s “ancient” or you’re the idiot who rushed right out there to “buy up the latest item when you don’t really need it.” Classic rock and hard place.

What is making me really tired is that it now extends to Holidays.  I hated it clear back when everyone was ragging on Christmas. Admittedly, I probably spend way too much on a holiday that should focus on the celebration of my Lord. But I throw Him a heck of a party. You personally may have lost sight of the “Reason for the Season,”  but excuse me if I partially remember God’s gift to us by giving my Aunt that beautiful statue she loves so much.  Really, no one asked for you to rain on my parade.

Now it’s been extended to other holidays!   Continue reading

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