Saturday, May 26, 2012

PC Day



Yesterday, one of my friends, who recently started blogging with other Japanese blog-site, came to my house. I invited her as I wished to give her some tips for using PC. She took a city-supported computer class for a while and she said opening the blog was in the curriculum during the several months course. We have many these classes for variety of fields like calligraphy, flower arrangement, many crafts classes and so on. We sat side by side and both did our best for a one day's lesson. If only her pc could be connected with internet.

These were the small tips;  some short-cuts (for copy and paste etc). how to open tubs and windows with right click. As she had already had "picasa" downloaded at the class, some tips for how to use it more like "collage".  If I hadn't started blogger I wouldn't have known the site.
As I've already known through teaching English, helping others are not just for that person. I thought it helped me to put these things into my mind more concretely. I am not sure if this proverb is the right way of putting it but "He that gives lends".  We say "nasake wa hitono tamenarazu" Yes, your kindness sure will be rewarded to you in some way later .

After she came home, I've made several more files in my favorites.  Still have a long lists of the sites, whew.  I always wonder how my friends have learned how to use pc.  I owe T-company's support center a lot, they provide a free phone service. Haha, I was so amazed with the remote operation when I first had it. I might have been in their blacklist p;) 
It certainly was a pc-day for me, I hope it won't be the cause of the nerve-wreck for us all, friends☆☆☆

11 comments:

artistamyjo said...

How lovely of you to share your knowledge with others.
I remember when I started to use a computer I as afraid to touch it for fear I would do something awful. There is still much I don't know as I am self taught on this machine but love the world it has opened for me.
Love and Hugs

maddyrose said...

I have been using computers for over 20 years and still have many things I do not know how to do. When I first started things were so different than they are today. Computers were used more for work than for enjoyment. Things are always changing and to keep up with the changes we have to keep learning. Having a PC day with a friend sounds like a great way to spend the day. Enjoy your weekend my dear bs. Love always

EM Illustrator said...

Dear Miyako,
That was very nice of you to share your knowledge with your friend. Computers are great tools! Have a lovely weekend!

Eva

Shelly said...

You are so generous to always think of others and to always be helping. You are right- when we give, we also receive much in return.

The more I learn about computers, the more I see how little I know about them!

Have a wonderful day, my dear friend Miyako~

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,

Very courteous for helping this student get along on the PC! Guess we both love doing that and for having the opportunity to work side by side, that is fantastic!
Love to you and have a great weekend.
Mariette

Barbara F. said...

Miyako, you are kind to help your friend learn about blogging. You know a lot of technical stuff! I believe it to be true when you give you receive it back in some way. It is wonderful that there is a free class people can take. Have a wonderful weekend and ((hugs)) xo

Belle said...

It seems I am still learning about computers as I use them. It is wonderful to help others and yes it does help us also. There is a Bible verse about that, "Cast your bread upon the waters and in time it will return to you."
Love and hugs!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Trial and error is how I learnt to use my pc my dad always says there is very few things that can't be undone on the computer and it is really bloody hard to break it so just give it a go........good on you for helping your friend learn to use the computer. There is many things I don't know how to do on the computer yet but as with anything the more you use it the more you will learn...

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san, you make such a beautiful blog sites. I believe your friend learned a lot from you and will continue to learn more great tips!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)

Ellie said...

It is great to share information and lovely of you to help your friend out.
I am pretty hopeless on the computer - it takes me a long time to learn anything :))

Mina said...

Sweet Orchid, I love the proverb,"He that gives lends". So very true. How wonderful that you ladies were able to get together and share knowledge. Yours is so vast!

I first learned the computer working in an office that changed their accounting system from paper ledgers to computer many, many years ago. Oh my, things have changed. I used to be so nervous and back then computers were so large and slow. Our printer was so loud you could not take phone calls in the same room. ;-)

Now I love my computer and cannot imagine being without it. I particularly love the internet because I can be inspired by beautiful, creative, wise women such as yourself.

One last thing, I am having a giveaway for a digital scrapbook program. If you are interested, I'd love to have you enter. Please let me know if you have any questions. Much love to you, Mina