Clipping and Stapling

So I thought of the word clipping, and you know what it annoys me. Don’t think there isn’t any good reason on why I hate this word right now. So let’s start the story :

Once upon a time, in front of a quite famous private university there is this tall enormous building. Its front part are covered with glasses which is green blue-ish when you see them on sunlight. Can you guess what it is? Yes. It’s a boarding house with a lot of rooms. Well, I don’t blame you if think you don’t expect that at first. It looks like an office from the description before. And you know what inside it, on the 3rd floor, the room just near the stairs, there is this room. Full of danger and anger and hate and all of it burns with fire. Cause that was me. Getting mad. Ok. Nope, just kidding. I am inside my room, just doing this annoying thing called “Remove the label”. You know those things they clip on your clothes when you put them in laundry. I think its called laundry label. In my case, it’s written “34xx” which is my room number. And these stuffs need to be removed before you wear your clothes. Well, unless if you don’t mind feeling itchy or uncomfortable with their existence in your T-shirts or pants.

Now the question is why oh why do they still need to clip those labels on the clothes? I understand that in order not to mix all kind of humans clothes in this quite big boarding house, you need to put them on. But, in some of my clothes, they already write on the original label of the clothes(it’s where the brand of your clothes are written) with markers. Is it not enough to distinguish them from others(?) zzz.

Okay maybe I’m too lebay (indonesian word for exagerrating) for complaining on these things. But the reality is : It is somehow not worth my time by taking time on cutting them one by one using scissors. Second, it’s not my favorite thing to do. Okay, maybe it’s the least interesting thing to do. Imagine one time cutting that maybe took 2 secs. Time taken for you to remove another 2 seconds. So total for me doing it to 15 pieces of cloth may take 60 secs. Time to gather all of those little puny things : 5 secs. Time taken to go to the dustbin 5 secs. And throwing them takes 2 secs. It just waste one minute of my lifee. :0

ps: Okay after writing this I realize that it doesn’t take as much time as I would imagine. So the saying “Time goes slow when you don’t enjoy what you’re doing” really is true!

Another thing that gives my brain the opposite stimulus is the word stapling. Ok. Get ready for good and bad news. Do you know that you can staple things without using those shiny, metal staples? If you do then it’s a bad news for you as I’m going to tell you about it. You can skip if you want to. And if you don’t then definitely scroll down to you know, read and learn. Don’t worry, it’s a new thing for me too as my sister just told me like 2 weeks ago. This is one cute picture of the stapler :

Kokuyo’s staple-less stapler that doesn’t leave holes

Alright. So what is it like to have stapler without staples. Last week, I went to the bookstore to proof it myself. And it’s true I don’t need any staples to bond those papers. It actually uses the paper itself to bond with each other.

What I see in the bookstore was this staples with Japanese brand, I’m not sure about the brand but what I see in the article the brand is Kokuyo. I tried and it’s makes me amazed and fell in love with this beautiful non-living creature.

There are 2 kinds of staple-less stapler. The one that leaves hole and this one that leaving no hole, neater i guess. If you wanna know how the one that leaves hole works : see this. It makes me go ahh now I know why. What I read about this staple-less stapler-that-doesn’t-leave-holes is that they use this method called press lock method. The definition of the method more or less is that the serrated metal teeth of the stapler do the paper bonding with pressure. Like this Harinacs stapler from Kokuyo does. It leaves neat and clean result on the papers.

While you can easily staple the paper, without refilling the staples that do takes time, it does have some disadvantages. One of them is it can’t bond too many papers. At 5 or 8 pieces of papers according to a youtube vids I watched, it still works well, but when it reach more than that, it is too fragile. The paper might fall down if you shake them. But for a creature that amazes me it still is the best thing ever. Maybe someone will try to improve that trait in the future? Who knows right?

If you want to know more about this staple-less stapler read this.

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6 Steps on How to Make Menus According to a Category

Ever wondering how can you make a special menu for your articles in specific category ? Indeed, I am confused how to do so in wordpress at first. Even after searching and find an article on how to do it, I did it and fail. The problem is mainly because I can’t differ between page and menus. So actually, a page, ‘About me’ page for example, is a static page, you can fill whatever you want in that page, but you can’t add posts(unless you only want links to your posts). While in menus you can see that the pages is automatically added to menu. In menus you can check or uncheck the pages you want to be displayed in the appearance of your wordpress blog. And what we want here is adding the articles with the same category to a menu. Well, after some time, yes, I finally did make the menus according to the categories! And it’s actually pretty simple, you just click click click and it’s done. Well because I experience it myself, let me just guide you through these simple steps :

1. Go to yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
2. Then go to yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/nav-menus.php
OR

See the menus on the left side of the dashboard, hover your mouse to appearance >> Menus

3. Your computer / tablet/ smartphone screen will  look like this :

menu1

          Click on Categories

4. Next, you need to choose one category. In this case, I choose Essay and click Add to Menumenu2

5. The Essay category will pop out with grey colour.

menu3

6. You can easily change the category’s name to a new name by clicking on category in that grey box.  Just change the name to the name you want to be displayed. Once you are done, you can click Save Menu

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That’s all it takes to make menus filled with articles from certain category. Hope this helps and Good Luck on trying!

Change

The world Keeps Changing

Change is everywhere around us. People Change, Non-living things also change. Like the PC for example. Start as the big, huge and gigantic monster, PC keep changing to a smaller and slimmer size, like the LCD, and finally change to tablet. What I try to say is the world is keep changing, and we got to keep changing within it. Like a chameleon, we adapt to the new world, to a new situation. Long Ago, you probably don’t know what internet is. We don’t know what happened overseas.  Now, you just need internet connection, and with one click, much information comes to you. Everything seems so close and near. If you went abroad and you want to communicate with your relatives in your country, you just call them, or if you want it to be cheaper, you just open your Skype and alakazam, you can talk face-to-face with your loved one. Technologies change us all. Now, if you want to buy clothes you can drive to the shop in your town or just simply go to online shop, click what you like, pay it, and taraa.. Your beautiful dresses arrive in front of the door. Blogging and active in Social Media to a certain limit, also a good way to spend your time. You can share your thought and promoting products.

Changes also turn someone bad. Invention like laptop and internet is very good. But, it can make one very addicted to it and forget his responsibility-do the chores, etc.- Social media can really make you addicted. And the result you don’t care about your surrounding. Well, everything change, but, we must keep changing ourselves positively.

Thanks for reading 😀