Storage Solutions

I have been asking a friend to help me out in building drawers under my staircase so that I could store away stuff. I drew him pictures of what I plan to have but he still hasn’t allocated time to come over to my house to have a look. I know I am going to take up a lot of his time with this project but I am willing to pay him, simply because I just love what he has done with his home!

By the way, he has told me that he would need to get ahold of 36 in drawer slides which I will gladly do since I can just place an order online and have them shipped to my address. LOL

I can’t wait for the new draws to be installed and clear my home of clutter!

USD1 = MYR3.86391

It’s indeed challenging times ahead for us Malaysians as the Ringgit continues to get weaker. This is the weakest I have ever seen the Ringgit at compared to the Dollar. And it is distressing for me too, obviously, even though I do earn a bit of US Dollars but then again, I also do spend a bit of it, so whatever benefit that I may enjoy is offset.

I don’t know how long or how much more this decline will continue. If I were to earn more USD, I’d be cheering but dang, I am holding on to some Aussie Dollar and I am hoping that it would go beyond 3.0 to a Dollar but it doesn’t look like I’m in luck! Argh!

A Chance Encounter

I bumped into a friend at a cafe last night while I was having my tea break. He was there will his wife for dinner. After finishing our meals, we decided to head to his house as he wanted to show me his newly refurbished entertainment room. Ah, since he wanted to show off, I thought I’d just humor him.

He also showed me his musiciansfriend journeyman guitar case which just arrived through the post that morning.

It was a proud moment for him, as though he was showing off his new baby!

4th of July

It’s the 4th in two days’ time. Although I am not in America, it is a significant day for me, and one that i will always remember and celebrate. It is the birthday of my long-time pen pal in Germany, someone whom I have known since we were 16 years old.

Which means to say, I have been forced to purchase a gift for this occasion for many years now, or at least get a birthday card for him. LOL

This year, like the past couple of years, I will just drop him an email, as I am running short of time to search for an appropriate gift. Yes, I have had this date at the back of my heard for a long time but just couldn’t find the time to look for a gift. It’s not easy when he’s someone who could afford everything that he needs!

Piano Performance

During my most recent holiday to Langkawi, I spent two nights at a resort. While waiting for an event to begin at one of the ballrooms, I spotted a piano there. My friend sat down and played it like a professional and I was so surprised. First of all, I never knew her hidden talent and secondly, she is a lot older than I am so she must have learned the piano a long, long time ago!

And now, after that incident, I am beginning to feel that I too should take up the piano. My friend has suggested that I get a used yamaha ypp-50 so that even if I were to give up halfway, my investment in this journey is still just minimal.

Oh, I don’t know. Should I, should I not? There’s just so much to do, I believe that I won’t be able to see through my lessons!

Tax-Free Haven

Having just returned from Langkawi, I must say that it’s taking me quite a while to get used to government taxes again. I don’t understand why some places can make do without taxes but other places need to take the tax path…. and we can only expect the rate of taxes to increase over time, making everything so much more expensive!

If only I could enjoy a 0% tax life, then it would definitely save me lots of $$$, which means that part of my daily stress will be reduced. Don’t you think so?

But I know that’s only wishful thinking. I’d be happy if the tax rate remains and not increase! Bah!

Werkstatt-Ø1: Moogfest 2014 Kit

My cousin brother, who is manager of a audio and visual shop in the capital city, told me that business has dropped drastically. Generally, the market for everything has slowed down because of the new Goods and Service Tax, you see.

But for audio and visual products, they have always been considered as luxury, hence, one of the first industries to get hit when consumers tighten their belts.

However, according to him, thankfully, people are still looking for analog synthesizers, and the new Moog Werkstatt 01 has been extremely well-received.

And most of those looking for the synthesizer are young electronic musicians.