My colleagues turned friends have a rock band and they write their own songs. These are bunch of extremely talented kids and I just love their songs including the beat, the message, tempo and everything about it. When you listen to it you wouldn’t think that these were written by kids. By kids I mean almost fresh graduates. I am the oldest in our team in the office that’s why to me all of them are even my boss who is 7 years my junior. Anyway, I just hope that someday they’d get airplay on all of their songs but for now I have suggested for them to try tune core at musicians friend and pray that one day they get that lucky break.
Times have really changed. There used to be just one type of headphone while I was growing up or maybe it’s just me. I’m no technophobe but I won’t call myself a techno savvy as well. I overheard my nephew talking to his girlfriend on the phone and I gathered that from their convo, she might have asked how he was doing and he answered “Chillin’ like a villain while listenin’ with my great beyerdynamic headphones.” And I was like “What kind of language is that and beyer what?” And he chuckled. He must have heard me.
Since my nephew’s little sister decided to follow in his footsteps and wants to be a musician as well. I now know what to get her for Christmas. Her Dad bought her a shiny new red guitar and I am going to pair it with a fender strap leather. I hope they have it pink because that is her favorite color.
As a gift to my friend’s Alternative rock band’s launching, I got him and his band mates clayton guitar picks at musicians friend. I did not give it yet. I plan to do so on the night of their gig before the show starts. It will be sort of their lucky charms. I’m sure they’ll be great and the crowd will love them.
It’s that time of the year again when wind blows a lot chillier and people are seen bundling up and wearing warmer clothes. In just exactly 57 days from now my favorite season of all time will finally come, CHRISTMAS! Actually, I have started my Christmas shopping as early as September tee-hee that’s how much I love this holiday. For my beloved parents, I bought them heated seat covers online and just waiting for it to be delivered to my home so I could start wrapping it already. Next in my list are my parent-in-laws, maybe I should get them the same present I got for my parents huh?
I love music. I mean I love listening and sometimes singing it. It’s just that I think music does not love me back. I tried learning how to play the guitar when I was in junior high but failed to learn it. No matter how hard I tried to memorize where I should put my fingers and how to strum the strings I just did not get it at all. I had voice lessons too but instead of hearing a melodic tune from my mouth, you’d hear a croak. Yes I admit that frogs croak sound better than me. So that’s how terrible I am when it comes to music. I overheard my musician friends talking about Pedalboards and I joined in on the conversation pretending to know what they are yakking about. I later found out that you use it with an electric guitar. All the while I thought that it’s some sort of a board that you use for surfing with pedals? Yup, what a forehead slapping moment. Now you get the idea how ignorant I really am huh?
My little nephew Jacob seems to want to follow the footsteps of his eldest brother Earl who has just joined a band in their school recently. He’s the vocalist. Looking back, I remember them still so little and they use to speak gibberish. Now they are very articulate and bright boys already. Earl has turned 13 today and Jacob will be turning 8 next year but as early as now he has been telling me already that he’s going to play skb drums & percussion when he joins a band someday too. And I promised to buy him his very first set but for now I have advised him to concentrate on his studies first.
I have a collector friend who collects everything from stamps, stickers and even coins. She’s got a huge collection of all of these. She has no plans of selling her collections in the future even if she’d be offered a huge sum of money for it. She said that every time she stares at them, she feels so much joy and gives her real happiness. On her special day, her wedding is already fast approaching I am planning to give her a customized coin from challenge coin from coinsforanything.com that would reflect what kind of person she really is. I still have to get in touch with one of their graphic artists to ask what’s the best way to depict my idea? Hope, I could add not just to her collection but also a smile in her heart when she receives my gift.
My Mom has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis as well. I can just imagine how painful it is since every time I’m having back pains due to too much slouching while working (yup, I’ve got the most terrible posture in the world) I feel like all my body parts are in sync to make me feel the pain even more. She would like to spend time with me but I don’t have enough funds to purchase a new mattress for her because I have just enrolled my child to school. Good thing that there’s best latex foam topper, that gives comfort to any mattress without purchasing an entirely new one. Now I could give her the comfort that she needs.
My BIL has decided to move out of our home and get a rent to own house. He’s of age and already planning to settle down a few years from now so he thinks it is best to try to be more independent and responsible in life. He would put up a hardware store near the garage and he has now spent many weekends to buy industrial supplies so he could soon open his business and stay at his new home.