Live Events & Concerts

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I’ve been to many live event and concerts when I was living in Asia but after migrating to the west , I hardly go because I lived in a small town.   So when the spouse suggested that we attend a music festival out of town , I was quite excited but alas, his type of concerts are loud and noisy.  The  pa speaker system  must be really good because it was extremely loud in the outdoor venue but the spouse loved that kind of music , Rock , so I just went along to be a good sport.

Karaoke Room

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We don’t really have much of a Karaoke place in town, so many of our customers have karaoke in their home.  They would come in looking for  cbi cables  to buy and even though we do sell the microphones, we don’t carry the cables as we don’t have the space to put in so many inventory for karaoke.  So we out-source and tell them where they can get good and cheap cables and help them get it online.  Sure they have to wait a little but at least , they know that they are not paying outrageous prices for them and they come from a reputable music shop online.

Fine-Tuning My Classical Guitar

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The spouse wanted to give my classical guitar, the Yamaha a fine tuning, he wanted to replace the plastic pins to an ivory ones, plus he thinks it is an easy thing to do after he Read Full Review  of how to do it and why the ivory ones are better than my original plastic ones.  He believes that changing them to ivory ones will make the sound a lot better and more pronounced.   Not many places sell the ivory ones, so he was really pleased to find some online.  I loved that the spouse wants to make my hobby a more pleasurable one – he’s a keeper that’s for sure just like these ivory pins.

Motor Bike Rally

The spouse is getting ready for a motorbike rally in town this summer but some  yamaha motorcycle parts  is needed for his bike before the summer.  He is excited about the rally because this will be the first time, he has a motorbike to show off and I’m happy for him.  He needs to reward himself by going for rally like this since he is a bike enthusiast too. As for myself, I’m not into motorbikes but I would love to own a scooter this summer to scoot around town with.  What about you?  do you like seeing a woman on a motor bike?  I’ve seen quite a few woman bikers in town lately since the weather has been warming up.

Car Maintenance

We have had our car for as long as my daughter was first born, so car maintenance is a must.  For like any old cars, the systems  and even the tires don’t want to work as well as they used to.   Regular tightening of a screw here and there and give the old car a good under coating is a must.   But lately, the car had more rust than usual, just the other day, the car broke down and we had to spend a good $721 on repair work.  I figured it’s going to continue to cost us since it’s almost a 9 years old car soon.  I love our car and must force the spouse to do more car maintenance and regularly than he did for the past 8 years.

But my concern is not having a spare car for emergency like last week, when the car was in the garage for 3 days.  We were so handicapped, good thing we had a loaner from a good friend.  So I’m seriously looking into another car.  A Japanese make this time?  what do you recommend out there?  good on gas and below $15K please.

Tayasui Sketches iPad App Demo

As you all know, we had bought a mini ipad for the kid last Christmas and for us, it’s a learning experience.  But if you have a kid who loves drawing and is constantly bored, well this application on your iPad may help to keep him/her interested for a bit while you eat or do your personal things.

The app is only $2 – a small price to pay for all you get – watch the video and you will know what I mean.

Solar Crank Radio

Awesome present for your teenage sons or daughters for only $2.99 – this solar crank up radio is portable and very geeky to carry around.  Bring it to the beach with you – or anywhere you want – pretty cute – I would love to have one just because.

So you’re chilling at the beach with all your homies, pumping up the jams, having the most dope phat dance party ever, when suddenly the batteries die on your radio. Keep the party going with the Dynamo AM/FM/WB Solar Radio. All it takes is 1 easy minute of cranking & you get 20 cool minutes of sweet tunes. Don’t be a square & keep the dance party going all day & night long. No batteries required. This awesome lightweight radio measures a super portable 3″x2.4″x3″

Present For The Boss

It’s definitely not easy to buy anything for the boss – you don’t want it to be too expensive and you don’t want to be called an el cheapo.  So I’ve opted to buy only  kenneth cole briefcases   for my bosses or anyone important – that has to do with work or business.  One can never go wrong with a KC briefcase because they are not expensive but yet looked so prestigious and my bosses or co-workers loved the Kenneth Cole brand.  They know that whatever Kenneth Cole has – had to be stylish, my first jacket from Halifax was from Kenneth Cole and I think it was worth every penny.

LED TVs

So we decided to change our old LCD tv to an LED TV and although I don’t really know what’s the difference, I’m just happy to have a tv to watch.  I told the spouse, he had to choose the tv while I go choose the monitor stand .  So what is the difference between an LED and a LCD screen.  Well, the LED doesn’t need a back light like the LCD does and the color is a lot more brilliant than the LCD, of course, it’s more expensive but if you were a movie freak like us – you want to be on top of the electronic stuff.

Washing Machines & Dryers Repairs

It is certainly not easy to find an  appliance service  around here – I wished that I can find a reliable company that has serviceman even on weekends like in USA.  I never like to throw away home appliances unless they absolutely need replacing, so repair is always my first choice but it is quite daunting when you cannot find a good and reliable service company that also charges reasonably.  So if you are in USA like my friends are, you will know how lucky you are to have a service company that is not only insured but fair when it comes to pricing.  It’s nice not to throw away stuff just because they have a slight glitch in it.

DIY Spice Rack

I was looking for spices in my spice tupperware and thought that I was being really smart having them all in different plastic packages – sealed and tucked away nicely in the pantry but truth be told, I rarely see them, so I rarely use my spices.  So I was thinking of ways or containers to use – where I can place them out in the open without having them in the way yet – keeping them insight – so that i can get ahold of it anytime.  I’m sure you had the same problem too – or needed a solution for your spices at one time or another.  Well, I found the solution for you – a DIY magnetic spice rack – from Etsy.

iPotty For Kids

Training your toddlers to go to the potty may not be as tough as I had it when I was training mine.  Introducing the iPotty in a CES show in Las Vegas a few days ago, means that it will be in production soon.  With a holder for an iPad you can now entice your toddler to sit on the potty and poop. You can get your toddler to watch a show or play a game – now that would be pretty cool for a toddler.

Funky Phone Case

I just got handed down the spouse’s iPhone 3 and being the proud owner of a “new” phone I want to make sure that it’s got “me” written all over it and not some ordinary phone case.  So I went online to check out some unique phone cases for my iPhone and of course, I have to come across this on Etsy and I loved it – tell me this is not unique!  it’s called black rose on curly pink Jack – I’m assuming that Jack is the face of the phone – it even has a name!  pretty funky stuff right – and at $28 – not too expensive and I can afford it – I know that I may not buy it because my kid might be scared of it but I knwo a lot of you would love it especially teenagers.  Check it out at Etsy – they ship everywhere for just 3 bucks!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Seeing all the houses around our neighborhood dress their houses and yard with lights and Christmas decoration already makes me want to go out to the  Premier Mounts Store  and get a outdoor speaker mount to put out some Christmas music at our store.  The town’s park is lit and everyone is in the Christmas mood already.  We even had our Christmas parade last week, what have you got in store for yourself this Christmas?  I hope you bring a little magic to the less fortunate and remember to tell your family how much you love them.  Christmas is about giving, sharing, joy and love.

Upgrading My Laptop

I’ve been thinking about upgrading my laptop because my Aspire although quite new – seems to be too slow for me these days.  So with a spouse who owns a computer store, you know where I’m going to put it on sale right?  I know it will sell really fast too but first I have to  wipe a hard drive  and I don’t need the spouse’s help with it since I know he uses a Drive Scrubber to do it and I can easily do it myself too.  We use it at our store all the time for customers who brings their computer in for trade ins or for an upgrade.   People don’t know how important it is to erase your hard drive permanently – so that all your personal information isn’t there anymore and you don’t have to worry that someone else may stumble upon your old passwords or bank accounts or anything confidential.   I can’t wait to see my new laptop and I would definitely let you know what I’ve decided soon.  I’m torn in between an Alien or a Mac – what would you buy ? for watching all the movies and playing games?

Fall Clean Up In Town

I see many of my neighbors putting out stuff for the fall clean up next week and even though we don’t have a lot to throw out, we have a few huge items that needs to be out of the house since our basement renovation.  So I brought home  moving pallets  from the store to help us move these huge items like an old dryer and an old couch to the lawn for pick up next week.   And I’m glad we did just that otherwise, I’m sure my back would have hurt a lot more.  Fall clean up is a lot of work around our house because we have to prepare for winter and store up wood for the stove.

Smaller & Slimmer PS3

Sony has never done this before but it looks like they are having a new PS3 machine coming out in the market soon.  The spouse was just telling me about it this morning.  Excited much!  expect this new version of the PS 3 to be the size of a laptop and 25% lighter and 20% smaller from what I’ve heard thus far.  And it comes in 2 colors – black and white – now I’ve never seen a white PS 3 before – so the girls might like it while the guys well – I think they might just stick to the black ones – coz’ you and I know that guys don’t care to clean anything !  The 500GB version will be out in October this year – so Christmas may come early for a lot of people eh.