Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Hafyz

Hafyz with his new gun 2 days before celebrating his 2nd birthday.
It's already past 2 years before this lucky child was born to the earth. His easy going and happy-go-lucky characteristic makes most people are comfortable to interact with him. I don't deny a lot of strangers turn to friends because of his existence when we come together with the family.

2 years already past. Hoping that he can be a behave better this year. His sister will be delivered soon and makes us 4 in the family. Wish all the best to my family. Love all of you!

Jokes: Inherit the farm

A good jokes I read from a post of my friend at his FB wall. It goes like this:

"A dying granny was talking to her granddaughter. "I may die any minute so I want u to inherit my farm including the villa, tractor, the farmhouse and all the livestock and $ 22,389,630.00 cash". "WoW!!" said the granddaughter "thanks granny, I didn't know you even had a farm all this wealth! Where is it??" Grandma : 'Facebook :) "

Friday, February 25, 2011

Julie's Biscuit

I seldom take breakfast. However today, I saw the sandwich biscuit that I bought a few days ago is on the table, so I just grabbed one and bring it to office. While opening, the first piece of it was a defect. If I recall, while working in manufacturing line, the customer complain is very No No... The GM will start and ask why? Action, countermeasure, rework bla bla bla....

Normally I don't have much to say, and enjoy whatever bits and pieces left. But today I have made a wise move to exercise the consumer's right. I captured the picture and send it to the manufacturer's email address at the website.

Still waiting for the response and I want to see their statement, or do they just keep quite.

Orianthi - Highly Strung ft. Steve Vai

The video released a year ago and I have viewed it for quite sometime. But somehow, since the first view I did feel this song is fully composed by Steve. And Steve downgrade himself in the video, just not to overshine Oriathi.

And I am not alone to think this way since some forums is also suspecting the same.

Oriathi is a good young female guitarist. As the young blood flows in her body, the desire to play fast song is always there. The 'According to You' and 'Shut Up and Kiss Me' just tell us all that she just shred and tapped the guitar while I don't think it is necessary to do so during the solo. But the solo just suit the song and it is totally look cool. I am young as well, and definitely love to shred the guitar because it just provide the adrenaline and makes me feel good.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Guitar String Changed

When I was a student, I spend most of my time playing the guitar than anything else. I did spend most of my money to buy the axe and accessories that related to guitar. The passion was sooo huge that sometimes, I am able to practise more than 5 hours a day.

Back then, I always changed my string every 3 to 6 months to maintain the good sound and feeling. A rusty string definitely does not produce a good sound, worst, it harden the soloing process.

After started working, I have less time spend on my guitar. I hardly learn new songs and practising new skills. However, I did jam once in a while. If last time I changed the string sometimes in 3 months time, now it is more than 3 years.

I normally use Ernie Ball Super Slinky for my guitar. I have tried some other brands but I still prefer this pink color guitar strings. For this time around, while shopping, I was thinking to try something new. I bought over the orange colour string called Hybrid Slinky. I believe this strings is more versatile and suit the songs that I played since I play a wide range of genre, from Joget, Dangdut, Blues, Metal, Rock, Indie - you name it.

What's the Different?
The size of the string is slightly different. Hybrid Slinky offers same size string for the first few strings and bigger size for the last 3 strings. This will add a heavy bass sound while maintaining the smaller strings for soloing and plucking.
Super Slinky: .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042          
Hybrid Slinky: .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046

While I didn't change my string, so can't I clean my fret. All those daki-daki already absorbed as part of the wood. Some might say that is something that raise the value of the guitar as it goes older. But personally, I enjoyed better after clean it up! 

Final Result

The photo says it well. Now I started to play some of the old songs that I already forgotten. Surprisingly most of the songs I can't play as good as the old time. Practising will require time and commitment. I am now try to practise back one of the song that I left for sometimes.  You can see a lot of "Cliff of Dovers" by Eric Johnson scrobble through my page. 

Yup, let go jamming after this.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Transfering File to External Hard Drive using Mac

Learn something new today: Windows format the drive using NTFS. Mac using HFS+. Therefore, Mac can read content on Windows external hard drive while it cannot write.

No wonder I can't use external hard drive which is My Passport Studio for Mac to back-up my Windows PC. And now I am having problem saving some of my file using the old external hard drive. If you are switching to Mac, hope you will take note on this issue.
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