Day: February 9, 2013

Earworm: “Nothing Like Us” by Justin Bieber

It’s a first, ladies and gentlemen.

The first Justin Bieber song to ever make it to the Earworm category.

A moment of silence for the amount of respect The Big Cheese had for me, because it probably all died in the moment he read the title of this post.

I highly doubt that I’ll be a fan of his work from this moment on, but Justin Bieber does deserve some respect. Gotta admit, he can sing (this is subjective), regardless of how feminine he may sound. Now, his chart topping pop songs are ridiculously irritating, but who are we to talk? He’s rich, has talent (which, again, is subjective), and probably gets more girls in one day than any of us do in a year.

I don’t mind Bieber anymore actually, but I do not like those Beliebers. They’re horrendous. No offense if you are one. But I very much dislike you.

The only reason I’d caught wind of this song at all (again, I don’t follow the Biebz), is because of a few of my favorite YouTubers making covers of the song. I first heard the AJ Rafael and Cathy Nguyen version, then I listened to the JR Aquino rendition, and I didn’t think the lyrics were too tacky, so I decided to give it a listen.

To my surprise, I actually didn’t hate it. In fact, I liked it. It wasn’t stupid, and his voice wasn’t highly annoying for once, so I gave it a chance to settle in my brain.

Soon enough, it joined my Spotify playlist, much to my chagrin.

Anyway.

Here’s the song.

AJ Rafael & Cathy Nguyen

JR Aquino

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Breaking My Phone.

This is my third Droid Incredible 2 by HTC. I have so many gripes with it.

A) Single core processor, so it lags like all hell.

B) 3G, so it’s a bit on the slow side.

C) The charging port is extremely fragile, and if you actually use your Dinc2, you will break it.

D) It’s stuck (as of now, and probably for the rest of its damned existence) with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. (refer to my posts from before)

Now, my contract with Verizon isn’t ending for quite a while  (I’m eligible for an upgrade in May), and it really has been a terrible experience with this phone.

My phone died (became utterly useless because of charging port issues) twice in the first 10 months, and it has happened again, but that’s not the actual problem that is rendering this damned phone useless for a third (and hopefully, final) time.

This time, it just does not want to stay turned on, even with battery. I’ll be in the middle of composing a tweet or maybe texting someone, lock the screen and go do something, and then when I go to finish what I’d started, the phone screen would be black entirely, and I’d end up having to do hard resets (battery pulls).

Apparently, this is a problem with many HTC devices (which, of course, furthers my relationship with the Taiwanese company) such as the first Droid Incredible and the HTC Thunderbolt.

Safe to say, I’ll be steering clear of any HTC devices in the future (I personally don’t like the bulky Sense UI nor do I like how light it is compared to the darkness of stock Android).

At this point, I’ve highly considered suspending this phone line without billing (which is a period of 90 days, maximum of twice in a 12 month period, which would give me enough time to cancel this line) and add a new line with new two year contract and get that oh-so-beautiful Samsung Galaxy S III in black for $70 via Amazon Wireless.

My best option, however, is to graciously receive The Big Cheese’s old Droid Bionic (which, as you may know, he hates due to extreme bugs) and wait until my upgrade period begins in May so that I can pick up something like the ever anticipated Samsung Galaxy S 4, or if it is cheap enough, the Galaxy Note 2.

My worst case scenario would be to scour for an iPhone 5 for Verizon with a clean ESN (good luck to me, right?). Worst case because I really REALLY dislike iPhones. REALLY.