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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Going Back to the Golden Era

The city where I live is running a fever of going vintage. Almost every entrepreneur who has the financial backing is trying to transform or establish a new business that takes on back to the Golden Era. 

I have a lot of 'old' items that I have collected over the years, some are my parents'. I am thinking of contributing what I have to these guys so that they can furnish their establishments. 

I don't mind not being paid for my stuff. I get to move my stuff to another place because my own home is packed, and I get to contributed to the development of the town. What say you?

Thai Film Festival in Malaysia 2017

Image courtesy of Golden Screen Cinemas 

Golden Screen Cinemas is hosting Thai Film Festival in Malaysia with free screenings of five Thai movies. The titles are A Gift, The Crown, One Day, Take Me Home, and Mr Hurt. 

Ticket redemption began on 18th April, 2017 and are available while stocks last. Screenings are from 20th to 26th April, 2017. The selected cinemas are GSC Pavilion KL, GSC 1 Utama and GSC Mid Valley. If you can make it, don't miss this chance! 

For more information, click on the link that I have provided above.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Live Concert

I had the opportunity to go watch a live concert the other day - it was a stroke of good luck on my part. I was just at the right place, at the right time. And my friend has an extra ticket. What good luck! Of course, I took up the offer, or rather, ticket. 

I enjoyed myself a lot and spotted a really cool guitar by the guitarist. I remember seeing these bc rich guitars at What great sounds, what great guitar riffs. 

It was definitely a night to remember and it will stay in my memory for a long, long time!

Free Shiseido White Lucent Sample

Image courtesy of Shiseido 

Shiseido is currently giving out a free 3-day White Lucent sample, to be redeemed at your nearest Shiseido beauty counter. All you have to do is first fill up the form in the link provided above. Once confirmed, redeem your set. 

Terms and conditions do apply but a lot of people have gotten theirs. I'm still waiting to collect mine. I am currently on the road!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

How to be a Band Member

My friend's band is in need of one more member for a night of performance. It's the holiday season right now and he found it difficult to call up his musician buddies. I ended up standing in and I had a good time myself. 

I don't read music by my friend just asked me to be in charge of the cymbal. I didn't realise it would be this easy. Obviously, we spent time rehearsing! After a while, I got the hang of it.

I checked the internet and found this aax at Guitar Center. From what I read, it is a top class cymbal. Ah, I think I need to get my own because I am quite addicted to it already. But what would I do with just the cymbal without the band? LOL

Mamonde Hello Yellow Giveaway

Image courtesy of Mamonde 

A free Mamonde First Energy Booster Pack is yours simply by turning up at any Mamonde Beauty Counter in Malaysia in yellow. Anything in yellow will do. 

This First Engergy Booster Pack includes one Park Shim Hye A4 clear folder and 2 First Energy Essence of 1ml each. This offer is valid until 28th Feb, 2017, and is while stocks last. 

Each person may only redeem once. Do take note. LOL

Parker Guitars

A friend is in need of a guitar, and sent out word that he doesn't mind buying a second hand one. I don't know about the guitar market, especially second hand guitar market. The last I checked about guitars for my cousin, parker guitars in stock at Musiciansfriend didn't seem that pricey. 

Anyway, he sent me a message for help, and I always willingly try my best. Searched a few sites for second hand guitars. These sites are popular platforms for used goods. Couldn't find the Parker that he wants. Told him to just better get a new one from Musician's Friend! It'll be easier, right?

Gong Xi Fa Cai 2017!

Well, well, well.... we are into the second day of the Lunar Year already. How does it feel? I just hope that the year is over! Hahaha... you wouldn't understand why I say so, and you will think that I am overly superstitious. LOL 

Well, just have to lie low and do the best I can to survive the Year of the Rooster!! I hope to do it. No, I CAN do it. Yes, that's the spirit. Just hope and pray that everything will go smoothly. 

May God be with us.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Karaoke Time

I joined my friends in karaoke the other night. While most people would look at the monitor for lyrics, there was this friend who sang as though he was headlining a concert. It was extremely funny to me and I really had a good laugh looking at his performance because he acted like a rock star but sang out of tune. 

The next time we go out for a karaoke session, I plan to bring along this boom microphone so that he could sing better. Well, it may still be out of tune but at least, it would help contain him from jumping all over the place. At least, I hope it does!

Key to a Diamond Bracelet

Image courtesy of Wah Chan Gold & Jewellery

Good news! What better way to celebrate Christmas than to win a free diamond? Yes, this is happening only because Wah Chan Gold & Jewellery has made it possible for all of us to have a shot at their prizes in a contest. 

All in all, the total value of prizes up for grabs over this month until 1st Jan, 2017, is RM500,000. That's a lot of prizes! You bet! I can say that almost everyone will walk home a winner. The question is only what value of prize one wins. Will it be a diamond bracelet worth over a thousand Ringgit? If so, congratulations. 

For further information on contest mechanics, click on the link that I have provided at the top of this post (below the image).

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Veteran DJ

My friend, now a very popular emcee in the country, told me that he misses the good ol' days when he was a deejay. I remember that I used to patronise the club that he used to play at. I really enjoyed the music he spun. Truth be told, now that he mentioned it, I too kind of miss those times. 

And then recently, I came across this technics 1200 mk2 and I know that my friend would love to own one. 

Thank god it is not very expensive, despite its amazing features. Going to let him know!

Free Uber Rides Are Here Again

Yes, I love Uber cos I hate driving. Moreover, Uber keeps giving us free rides! Well, not 100% free but this time, it's RM4 off per ride, if you apply the code LUCKYNUMBER7

These discounted rides are valid from now until 6th November, 2016, daily, from 7am to 7pm. I know the promotion states until 7th November but my Uber app is showing that it is until 6th November only, so I am sticking to that. 

Best of all, we can enjoy up to thirty discounted rides during this promotional period.
If you have not been pampered by the convenience of Uber yet, sign up for the service by downloading the Uber application (Andriod / iOS) on your phone, then key in EMILY2U to enjoy a free Uber ride worth RM20. SIGN UP HERE!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Shop For Guitar

I am planning to purchase a guitar for my young nephew. I know nothing about guitars, although I used to OWN one, believe it or not. I wanted one and my dad bought it for me. I don't know why I wanted it, but I did attend classes but just for a short while and then I gave up and it started to collect dust, and I later sold it off! 

I kinda regret my decision now because if I didn't sell it, I could just pass what I have to my cousin. Now I can't. Anyway, I have been checking guitar but still rather clueless on which guitar to buy, which is more suitable for a young boy. I just have so many questions to ask. I think this is a man's job?

Free 30 Uber Rides Worth RM5 Each - Only In Malaysia

Image courtesy of Uber 

I love Uber and use it regularly in Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. I wouldn't say it is cheap but cheaper than taxi, there is no doubt about it. 

This month of September, in conjunction with Malaysia Day celebration, Uber is offering riders up to thirty Uber rides worth RM5 each. This promotion is valid every Thursday to Sunday, from 8 September until 2 October 2016. 

Apply this code: WEEKENDCRUISIN to your mobile app and start cruising!
If you have not been pampered by the convenience of Uber yet, sign up for the service by downloading the Uber application (Andriod / iOS) on your phone, then key in EMILY2U to enjoy a free Uber ride worth RM20. SIGN UP HERE!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chinese Orchestra Society

My boss has been supporting a Chinese Orchestra Society of a school for many years. While it has always been with cash and of course his advice, now he is thinking of actually buying the instruments for the society. 

I have been tasked to look for some particular instruments, which I found here, luckily, without wasting too much time. I just need to show these instruments to him, get his approval and voila! the kids will have new hand-picked instruments to play with. 

I feel that it would be more meaningful to the kids than to simply give them cash, which they may not know how to manage. Don't you think so?

Mamonde:FREE Sample Giveaway

Image courtesy of Mamonde

The Korean skincare brand that is new in the Malaysian market has a great promotion. Show Mamonde one of these plant Pokemon at the Mamonde counter to receive free skin care sample. The counter is as AEON One Utama. This giveaway is valid from 11th to 21st August, 2016. It is on first come first serve and while stocks last.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Voluntary Positions

I have been checking out voluntary positions from a website that was recommended to be by a friend. I get excited looking at all these places that need people to work for free in exchange for food and lodgings. One just needs to get his or herself over. 

One family in Switzerland is looking for someone to help take care of their three young children. Additionally, the man of the house is hoping to learn guitar. I have also been toying with the idea of learning to play the guitar and in fact, have already checked out guitarcenter used guitars for sale. 

I think if I learn quickly, I could then teach him to play, in exchange for food and lodgings in Switzerland. That would be great although just a pipe dream for now.

Get Free Lois Cash Voucher Worth RM50

Image courtesy of Lois 

Here is good news if you love Lois line of clothing. The company is giving away free RM50 cash voucher from June 15 to July 31, 2016. The catch? Spend minimum RM250 in a single receipt. Simply register your details to get hold of this free voucher. The link is provided above. Act quickly as vouchers are limited.

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Classic Semi-Hollow Tone

To a non-guitar playing person, a guitar is just a guitar, with not much of a difference. 

To my sister, who has been hankering for a guitar with a semi-hollow tone but has been complaining that the one she is currently playing is too bulky. 

While browsing the internet this morning, I came across this Gibson's ES-339 guitar and brought her attention to it too. She is so excited, and claims that it is just what she has been looking for. 

Her excitement rubbed off on me too and I think I want to get it for her.

Win a Hush Puppies Freebie Only On 1st April, 2016

Image courtesy of Hush Puppies Malaysia 

This freebie from Hush Puppies is only valid today - 1st April, 2016. Yes, this is no April Fool's joke. 

Head over to any Hush Puppies outlet in Malaysia and flash this promotion image to the sales consultant. 

The first five customers stand to win either a Hush Puppies plushie or magnetic handphone holder, for free. 

Terms and conditions may apply!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Piano vs. Keyboards

My friend is a third generation piano seller and she keeps saying that my church should purchase a piano. However, I am thinking that perhaps that is slightly out of our budget and maybe the keyboards would suit our pocket and needs better. I have been Choosing a piano keyboard from Musician's Friend, comparing features and costs. 

Obviously, it is not going to be my sole decision, but at least, I would like to be aware of what we will be buying and how much. I will know if the price that we are paying will be justified. 

So, what do you think is better? Piano or keyboards?

Christmas Bargain

It's less than a week to Christmas and I have not bought any Christmas gifts for my family or friends yet. I have missed a few shopping sprees throughout the month and somehow, now that it's not yet sale time again, somehow, things seemed to be more expensive. 

This weekend, I am going to devote more time to scour the internet to look for suitable gifts for the season, and am prepared to pay premium price if I am unable to catch a good deal. 

Haih... this is punishment for me for not allocating time to do my Christmas shopping way before the big day arrives.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tenor Saxophone

I was at a concert last evening. Although the entertainment was non-stop, it was littered with plenty of flaws. For one, I didn't think the performers put up a top notch performance. I may have expected too much but I was not the only one who grimaced at the music. 

One of the better ones was a saxophone performer. I loved that he was able to capture a vintage sound from his equipment. I understand from him later that he is using the Otto Link Vintage, setting it apart from other saxophones. The hard rubber mouthpiece is able to recapture the old Link sound. 

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed his segment of entertainment. Luckily, at least there was someone to save the day!

Free H&M Vouchers and Tote Bags

Image courtesy of H&M

In conjunction with the new opening of H&M outlet at Aman Central, Alor Setar, Kedah, on October 1, 2015, the first 200 customers at H&M will receive free H&M shopping vouchers and a tote bag. Limited quantity is available and this freebie is valid while stocks last. 

Stand a chance to receive vouchers to the value of RM500, RM200 or RM100. Otherwise, every one of the first 200 customers will receive at least RM50 worth of H&M shopping vouchers.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Upgrading Guitar Skills

My little cousin brother, who has recently been inspired to pick up the guitar, now wants to learn more than just playing the instrument.

I'd say that we are not a musical bunch but when he says he wants to produce different sounds from the guitar, after learning the basics, I thought of the Rocktron xpression Guitar Multi Effects Processor. 

I've seen a friend using it in his music studio. If I remember correctly, it has ten different effects and more than a hundred presets for guitar and bass. Perhaps I'd take my cousin there for a visit and see how comfortable he is with the features first. 

I don't want to invest money on it and then find that he has lost interest in it. You know how young people are these days.

Free Sample Giveaway: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

Image courtesy of Laneige 

Here's good news for sample lovers. Laneige is giving away free samples of their new BB Cushion Pore Control. 

To get your hands on some, play the Laneige Pore Buster Facebook game! Complete all three levels and redeem your free sample to try to achieve that flawless skin! 

Additionally, you will also stand a chance to win a range of Laneige products! 

This giveaway is available from 9 July to 6 August, 2015.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Day In The Life Of A Sound Engineer

My friend, an audio engineer, gave me a tour of his studios when he was not so busy. There are times when he has pressing projects at hand and I dare not even go near here lest I get snapped by him. 

But last week was his low season and so he had the time and mood to explain stuff to me. 

One of the equipment that he showed to me was the TC Helicon VoiceLive. I was so fascinated by it from the many vocal sound effects that I could meddle with that enhances my own voice, or sound.

I think I need to get one for myself but then I know that I really should curb that impulsive shopping!

Life Plankton Essence Free Sample From Biotherm

 Image courtesy of Biotherm

Good news if you are some one who loves to try new beauty products. Well, here's one from Biotherm, which is said to transform your skin in just eight days or less!

According to a survey conducted on women who have used this Life Plankton Essence product from Biotherm, a hundred percent of them said that they have felt an improvement in their skin condition. That's the maximum positive response. Woowee!!

I too have submitted my form for a trial package. I am supposed to receive a text message on redemption information but until now, there has been no news. Perhaps I have to forget about it already.

How about you?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Amp Knobs in Classic Brown

My friend, a music producer, returned to Malaysia recently, and found that his amp was smashed during shipping. Although he couldn't use it for some time, he made use of that down time to enjoy his enforced break and said that it was a good reason for him to change his set of knobs.

It's funny how we sometimes want to get something new but then think it's a waste of good money and not do it, and when we are forced to, we are thankful for the reason to do it? Yes, this was exactly the case. 

And so, my friend ordered a set of six vintage-style fender amp knobs in classic brown to match his amplifier. 

Hopefully, by the time he returns to his home in America, the knobs will be there waiting for him.

Air Asia Flight Promo To Singapore @ RM1

Image courtesy of Air Asia 

To all my friends who have caught the travel bug, here's good news for you from Air Asia. It's only RM1 to fly to Singapore from Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur or Kuching. 

Obviously, the RM1 fare is base fare, and may not include airport tax or other fees. 

Booking is available from now until May 17, 2015, while travel date is until September 30, 2015. 

Well, since I am in Ipoh, it's not worth for me to go to one of the above airports to fly to Singapore just to take advantage of this promotion from Air Asia. 

It makes more sense to fly directly from Ipoh.