This year I’m not the event co-ordinator or the office’s Christmas party and I’m really lucky about it because this year, they are combining the party with different department to save cost. I don’t know if it is a good idea because they would need some heavy duty sound equipment like a leslie speaker and lighting options and catering for 500 workers is no easy feat. I thank my lucky star that I was not in town when they chose their volunteers but definitely do not envy those who are asked to beg or borrow equipments from sources they know. But I do look forward to the yearly Christmas party and wish them well – that’s for sure.
Everyone of my kids play one or two musical instruments and I’m really proud of them and when you go shopping with an entire family who loves playing music, you can be sure to bring something back from the music store. So yes, they are very easy to please, these days when I want to go shopping with my spouse or the oldest boy, I would entice them with a trip to the music store too and for sure, they come along and bring home something from the music store. Today, we brought home a decimator , yes – I didn’t know what they were used for till today.
But the son and spouse knew exactly what they were and what they wanted, the decimator is used for the guitar to reduce the noise on the guitar pedal, so I was told today. Interesting indeed but both the son and spouse was happy with their purchase and so was I. They spent hours discussing about it and went home and tried the decimator immediately. So easy to please my boys!
The kids are all back for the summer holiday and they are out buying some fostex equipment with their dad. I’m going to have loads of fun listening to them record their songs and writing out new songs again this summer. Don’t you just love your kids?? I love having them back for sure for the summer but I have to say that I’m glad we have a sound proof music room in the basement now else, I can’t seems to have any quiet moments with my girlfriends for they are always hanging around the house jamming. Anyhow, happy summer everyone !
My kids take several music lessons throughout the week and they cannot do without their road runner case , in fact, all of them has one of them to carry their instruments from home to school and then from school to their music teacher’s home. Some might thing that these cases are way too heavy for a child to lug a long everyday but it’s one of the best cases to protect your musical instruments. Unlike in Asia, their are Filipino maids to carry the kids music cases, here in the West, they are pretty independent and carry it themselves. I’m proud of the way my kids are brought up because I don’t want to have a maid do everything for them and they literally become handicap once the maid is gone. So yes, my kids carry their own road rummer cases.
I was invited by some friends to a belly dancing evening in April and I have to say I loved belly dancing and indian food – what a great combination right? Dancing with music and tambourine player I heard to accompany the belly dancer – what more can a woman ask ? My friends and I always think of something interesting to do around town, and if there is nothing to do, we head up to the city and paint the town red. And I anticipated an evening of good fun as the hostess and host are both very charming. I look forward to a full belly and some belly dancing moments.
Yes, the things we do for our kids just to keep them happy and motivated. The oldest kid will be back from college for March break next week and he had asked the spouse to look at some parker guitars at music123 . It was a huge hint that the spouse should buy him one since he did so well this term. I’m really not for it because it is way too expensive – and too valuable to bring it with him to college. But in hindsight, he is no longer a kid – he will be turning 19 soon and if we can trust him with a car, why can’t we trust him with a guitar the spouse argued. So in the end the spouse agreed to get him the guitar, while I only paid for the hard case – the things we do for our kids!
The spouse and I are always invited for parties by friends and families and sometimes friends of friends – now the best ones are parties hosted by his company or those related to his company. Why? because they are so much more glamorous and I loved playing dress up and I loved those with live music and a dance floor. I collect dj business cards whenever I go to such parties in case I need their services in the future and it’s always good to have them when my friends are throwing a party – or need suggestions.
Thus far this year, we’ve attended a few parties and have thrown one ourselves during the spouse’s birthday – and we did have live music and dancing – so I’m glad I had hired the dj that we both liked at one of the parties we’ve attended. My friends who had attended our recent birthday party cannot stop raving about the dj we had – I was only too happy to pass along the contact.
Watching my son with the tele that he just bought makes me feel old. He was changing it to make it sound better so that he can bring it with him to college makes me feel really proud of him. Music had always been his passion even though we tell him that his studies are more important but he had proven to us that he is a responsible kid and we can trust him to spend his money and time wisely. I guess we didn’t do too shabby a job with bringing up our kids, all of them plays some kind of musical instrument and still excel in school. I have to say they are an all-rounder – they love sports, music and they do well in school. Socially, they get a long with almost everyone in school and out of school. They do well in church as well and they play in the church choir, I think we can’t ask for better kids.
The local kid’s act a dance group in town goes for many competition around the county and I know that a lot of kids in town loved going to Kid’s act. They not only teach the kid’s to dance but they give the kid’s a place to be safe and teaches them self confidence. They also uses numark dj gear for their competition from what my kids’ told me and my kid’s had asked for some accessories as well because one of them is into the retro stuff like a turntable. I figured if everyone can enjoy the turntable, we will donate one to the dance group as we loved giving back to society. The spouse don’t like me to donate a lot of stuff but I feel that giving back is important because it also shows our kids that it’s ok to be generous to the people or places that needs it. Kid’s Act is a non- profit organization, and if we can help out why not right?
My laptop is driving me nuts! and i know I’m not the only one who’ve had this problem at one time or another. But I hate to pay someone a lot of money to look at it – instead I’m going to try this slow computer fix that one can find online. You really don’t need to know a lot about your computer to fix a slow computer. So if you are like me and refused to spend tons of money and be at the mercy of some computer whizz, than you may want to try this out for yourself.