Saturday, May 14, 2016

Picking Up An Instrument

I read that the way we utilize our time between 6pm to midnight can change the course of our life. This is the time that we are supposed to have for ourselves, where we are done with work at the office and before bedtime. 

Married people may not have the maximum six hours because of other commitments but single people, like me, really have no excuse not to invest these hours on ourselves. 

Even if we cannot use the full six hours, we have to spend at least 30 to 60 minutes to upgrade ourselves. And so, I have decided to pick up a musical instrument after work. 

Will that earn me money? No. Will that make me happy? It will probably cause me plenty of stress. Nonetheless, it does beat watching the TV for hours on end at night. 

In any case, I have just checked www.musicians and will decide on which instrument to learn soon.

Day Trip to KL Tomorrow

Have been summoned to go to Kuala Lumpur for a two-hour job. The funny thing is that travelling to KL and return trip to Ipoh would take six hours and more. 

And the worst part, since I am taking the public transport, I am going to have to take the later train because the earlier one has been sold out. 

Oh well, I guess it is good news that there are still train tickets available! Otherwise, I will have to take the express bus and that would mean going to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, rather than the nearer Pudu Sentral. 

Also, the bus terminal to my home is about 30 minutes rather than the 15 - 20 minutes to the train station. 

Argh! Stressed out!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Headphone Shopping

My second pair of trusty earphones have broken down. I find that despite earphones being more handy, I prefer headphones. Therefore, I have been searching for a good pair and asking around. 

My friends have recommended mdr7506 and I am keen to try them out at the SONY Centre. They go for more than MYR400 per pair so it is going to be a big purchase for me. 

I believe that with that price, I am paying for quality and I have always believed in SONY products. With its closed-ear design, I will get to enjoy my music way better, too!

Just Back From the Highlands

What a week it has been! I was in the highlands, going from Fraser's Hill to Genting Highlands and finally, Bukit Tinggi in Pahang! Yeah, a traveller I am although I wish I could go on overseas trips rather than local. 

That's my wish for this year. I believe I have seen my fair share of local destinations and promoted a good bit of these places too. 

It was a good time to be up in the hills too since it's steaming hot in the lowlands. It wasn't cold as I had expected but our days weren't spent brewing like we had in the past couple of months. 

Ironically, during my holiday, I got news that it rained cats and dogs one afternoon. LOL

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Youth Development Camp

I was recently invited to a church camp where the focus was on youth development. Part of the programme saw us getting together every evening to bond and of course, there was good food, great music and the best company. 

We were talking about getting a couple of new music equipment for the church band and I suggested Focusrite. Obviously, I also mentioned about saving cost by waiting for Focusrite deals

In the mean time, we can be prudent and build up our kitty as we search for what we need on the internet.

The Computer Is Dead

Some thing happened to my computer and it suddenly died on me. I know that it has been showing signs on old age and a reluctance to work but I didn't expect it to happen right now.

I came back from back to back trips with plenty of work piled up waiting for me to complete and this has to happen. 

It's definitely the wrong time! In fact, there is never a right time for a work tool to break down, especially when I don't have any off time myself. 

Luckily, I have my laptop, but I prefer to use a larger screen. Anyway, it's time to get the technician over and see what is wrong with it. 

Whether it could be repaired or not, I'd still be getting a new CPU since I need another computer for the family.

Monday, August 31, 2015

My CD Collection

A couple of days ago, a friend showed me a photo of his CD collection, neatly stacked like mine, but dust free, unlike mine! 

I told him that since upgrading to a smart phone, I no longer had the need to touch any of my CDs since I listed to my mp3 files from the phone and to other music using the FM radio application.

That short chat made me wonder if my mp3 cd player is still working. I need to test it. If not, I think I will buy a new one and start spinning my CDs again. 

Yes, it definitely has been a long time since I pulled out any, and it's about time I check them out again.