Friday, August 12, 2016

Melon Tutorial - How to use Melon (app) as Mp3 Player

So you already have an expired Melon Passes? But I am sure you also have an MP3 of your favorite Korean Songs! (Even non Korean songs will work too!)

So follow this and enjoy playing your MP3 with Melon App! =) =)

Step 1: Click on the Button with Musical Note.
Step 2: Click on the 3rd option (numbered as 2)

Step 3: on the next page, click on the link with musical note to see your MP3 saved in the Device.

Step 4: If you want to just play everything, Select all and click the play button. 

If you click on the play button, this is what you will see in your temporary playlist. You can go to this every time, and just choose shuffle play. 

Step 5: Adding songs to playlist 

If you want to maintain a playlist to organize your MP3s, Add songs to the playlist by clicking on the right lower button. then follow the screenshots. 

How to check your MP3 Playlist? 

Step 1: go to main page, click on the mobile icon (third option), on the next page, click the first link. 

You can also create new playlist in this portion of the App, or just open existing playlists. 

Playing MP3 from the Playlist: Click one song and play this song, it won't move to the next song unless you select all (highlighted) before you click the play button.

To Clear History of playlist, Follow steps below. 

Note: make sure you are in this screen, deleting from this list will not remove your MP3s or DCFs. 

Important: When doing this, and using Melon App as MP3 player,  YOU DO NOT NEED an Internet Connection. 

Melon Tutorial - Download DCF and Make a Playlist

For those who availed of 1 month streaming only, You can Download copies (unlimited) of the song but the file is DCF and is only playable via Melon (i think there are other players but it will be on a different blog post). Follow the steps below. ;) 

Steps 1-4,  Click on the highlighted green bottom of screenshot, Search for the Artist (can be English, but others are in Korean names)

Choose the 3rd one so that you will see the Artist list. (First Tab is their latest albums/singles) 

Choose the Artist by clicking on it. 

Step 5, Click on the 3rd text (boxed) so you will see the artists' discography.

Choose from the latest to their oldest album by scrolling up or down. 

 Step 6, once you have chosen, you can click on the Star on the artist, and also give the album a "heart". 

 Choose the song, or highlight / click all songs in the album if you want to download them all. 

Click the download tab, and it will go to another page, where the summary of your download is shown. Click on the Green Button to download, otherwise just hit the back button to go to previous page.

Do Steps 1 to 6 everytime you want to add a new artist's album to your downloaded files. Once done, you want to check your DCF files, right? So follow the next step to do so. 

Choose the encircled option to see your DCF List. Then when you go to the next page, click on the first option. 

To view DCF files, click on the DCF Tab.  You can select all and play all, or Select one by one and then create a playlist of your choice. 

Creating Playlist: Choose the bottom option. the first option will only put your songs in the history of "played" items in Melon.

New: Just choose a Name and save. 

Rearrange/ Delete Songs: Follow the 2 last screenshots 

This will only work if you have wifi or data. The songs will not play if you do not have access to the internet. =) 

Melon Tutorial - Change your Profile Pic and Banner Photo

How to Change your Profile Picture

Step 1 - Go to the no. 1 in this photo, 
and then No. 2 to open profile

Step 2 - Click Left most button

 Step 3 - Click upper most option

Step 4 - Choose from your Phone

Step 5 - Crop according to required size

Step 6 - Click the Middle Part to Save

Step 7 - Change your Banner Background

Step 8 - Choose the Background and Save

Step 8 - You are all Set! 
Put a description of yourself in the Second Box Here if you want.  =) 

Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership of the photos I used. Credit to Owners, thank you for sharing them with us! =) God Bless! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Souvenirs and Pasalubong from Japan

What to look for when in Japan? I honestly do not know when it was us in there. everything seemed so nice and wonderful. But often time when you grab a hold of something, other stuffs get your attention. Which is pretty normal. A lot of cellphone charms and keychains, and memorabilia, and souvenirs and bags are sold in the Namba Walk, Dotonbori Shops, and almost all Tourist spots. Foods and chocolates and even mochi of different flavors are also popular Pasalubong from Japan.

There are really cute charms but they go for no less than 400 Yen each. lucky if you find one with a price tag of 300yen or less. I really doubt that!  Sample below is taken from the Takoyaki Museum. These takoyaki charms are all over the shopping area, and they basically cost the same. if you want one, just budget them at 400 yen each.


Well I have learned though, that you can buy cheap pasalubong only in Daiso. They have almost everything! from Home or kitchen items to Geisha doll replicas and stationary. For 108Yen, or just about 40 pesos, you can already bring home an item from Japan one for each of your friends. =)

First on your list: Every friend of yours who love to eat Ramen, and loves to eat egg, would also love this pasalubong. Its an EGG TIMER. cook perfect medium boiled eggs like they do in Japan. =) I have tested it, and yes it worked perfectly.

Also in Daiso are good Japan Souvenirs, for only 1000 yen per Doll, you can already give your Inaanak one doll each straight from Japan! :D These are replicas and some replicas sell for 5000Yen to 30,000 yen in some old towns in Japan.

Next are Kit Kats. There are a lot of Kitkat flavors found only in Japan. Most famous of this is the Green Tea Flavor. =) Go to Dotonbori and head to the Don Quixote shopping center for the best deals on KitKat. They sell it 3 packs for 760 Yen. Other shops sell 1 pack for 268Yen. This also is lowered to another 8% since tourists can buy tax free in Don Quixote.

Premium Strawberry KitKat

Unique Flavors of Kitkat only in Japan is the Green Tea, Strawberry, Strawberry Cheesecake (boxed with a Mt. Fuji Design) and the Cheesecake Flavor. I am not sure about the Premium Dark Chocolate Flavor but it sure was packed differently here too.

Strawberry Cheesecake

For your best of friends, your Ninangs you can go buy them a more expensive but really cute Solar Maiko. Like this one. It costs 1500 Yen inside the Airport and its the cheapest. In tourist spots its at 1650 Yen.

For your classmates, and officemates - you can bring them tasty goodies too - they are good but just really bulky. :P These are like the local "Shanghai" or "Lumpia"Chichirya we can buy for 1 peso. But they tastes better. These are available in Don Quixote, 1 pack at 30 pieces for 288 Yen.

Additionally, there's this Unique Oreo green tea filled snacks at Daiso for 108Yen. Too bad Daiso does not offer tax free shopping. haha

If you see this in the building around Dotonbori, you are in the right track. =) That's the Don Quixote.

Namba Walk
Shopping Center
For the Techie Friends and Family, you can go to Yodobashi and grab some of the headphones. They are at least 20% cheaper here in Japan. Also Camera Accessories are the best here - for less too. 8% discount on tax is applied for tourists as well. I bought myself 2 headphones here at on 1600Yen each.  They even cost the same as the solar Maiko! ha ha Casio Watches are available, Baby G, etc are at a lower price too. If you use a visa card, additional 5% discount is applied. =)

Japanese Love sweets, desserts actually. When you go by Kobe, they have a lot of stalls in the tourist spots that offers Mochi of different flavors. We kind of tasted a lot of these for free. They are always no less than a thousand yen per box. But some flavors are good. Dark Chocolate and Strawberries are the best. If you want to go classic, the red bean paste never go out of style.

With That, Domo Arigato Gozaimasu for reading! =) Happy Shopping! =)