Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wind Instruments

When I was young, I remembered how I wanted to learn a musical instrument. I never had the opportunity because my parents didn't have the money to put me through music class. I envied my friends who learned the piano or guitar. These two were popular among my schoolmates. 

Well, now that I am older and earning my own money, I still would like to pick up a musical instrument. Am I too old to learn now? A friend suggested that I learn wind instruments. Do I have the potential in it? Checked out musicians friend trumpet and it seemed quite complex to handle!

Argh, I don't know. Maybe I should just give up my ambition and save myself some money and heartache.

Planning Penang Trip

Normally, when I go on a trip, I have everything already laid out for me, and I just pack my bags and go. This trip to Penang on the second week of February is different. Part of it is already planned while I have about 2 - 3 days of my own time, planning my own programme.

It is not going to be easy as I have a friend tagging along, so I have to take another person's preferences into consideration as well. This also means, I have to take it slow. I pack my days to the brim if I were to travel alone. 

Anyway, am already checking Penang State Government's website for a list of events. Not much happening on the dates I am there but I am hopeful. Let's see what I can come up with by next week, before I am scheduled to be there.

Visit to Guitar Shop

Following my cousin's visit to a neighbourhood guitar shop, my cousin has decided to purchase a http://www.guitarcenter.com/Washburn/. Well, I've not heard of that brand before, and in fact, I know zero guitar brands, I have decided to Google it. No brand is too difficult to check out with Mr. Google as my best friend. 

Apparently, apart from the brand name, there are many different models to choose from. A guitar is not just a guitar, if you know what I mean. Hence, I gave up and just sent the link to my cousin to read up by himself. 

Then he'll have to decide if he wants to buy his guitar online or from the shop. LOL Lots of first world decisions to make!

'Tis the Season Again

Yes, it is Chinese New Year once again. I've done my reunion dinner with the family on the Eve and had visited relatives just this morning. 

That's about enough time spent for this occasion. I need to get back to the computer to get my work done.....while the other people are on holiday this is the best time to play catch up!

And so, as you can see, I am home and getting work cleared. Or at least, as much as I could before I get on the train and leave Ipoh again. That would be next month, on the second week. 

Anyway, to me, whatever celebration it is, it is not a huge deal for me. It's just another day for me but I have to keep to culture and tradition. What to do? It's called filial piety.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drumming

I was surprised the other day, attending a dinner party, and was entertained by a drummer. He was a guest, actually, but a drummer will always be a drummer and he couldn't help himself when he saw the drum set on stage. He just had to play. And the best thing was that he really enjoyed himself and so did we! 

Later, he told us that it was the analog delay pedal that made his playing sound that good. 

Well, I don't know how true that was, perhaps he was just being humble. But yea, it was really good music and we had an enjoyable time that night! Memories were made of these.

Backside Itchy

It's been over a month since I came home from my last trip. It was to Malacca. What a trip it was! Kept me busy for some days upon my return! BUT....it's been too long already and I am dying to go somewhere again. Where? Just anywhere! Preferably overseas la. HAHAHA 

I know, I know, I am asking too much, or maybe I am not. In any case, if you want something, you must say it aloud, otherwise, who will know? Therefore, I am recording my request here.

Actually, I am heading north tomorrow. Argh.... not somewhere that I want to go. In fact, I tried to push it off, perhaps I did it too gently, that the other party did not get my subtle message...next time, I must be more forceful. Yes, I want to do somewhere, anywhere, but not there!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Billionaire's Birthday

My boss, a billionaire, is celebrating his birthday soon. I have this problem annually, thinking of what birthday present to give him! You know, he is so rich that he can get and has already gotten, whatever that he wants. Yes, wants and not needs. 

And so, I always try to get him customised items or limited edition items. Obviously, there are not cheap, and I always have to share the cost with other colleagues. Not that I like to do so but I just don't have enough of budget. 

Anyway, I scouted this Peter Frampton Les Paul custom guitar while I was searching for a suitable gift. I jumped off my seat when I saw the price tag. We couldn't afford it even if we shared it out with the entire office. Hahaha 

Oh well, maybe I should just tip him off and let him buy it himself.