What’s a Tuner?

Anything music related, don’t ask me. Ha!

And that’s exactly the reason why I’m posting this. My small (by small I mean almost teen) has been asking me about tuners and I know nothing. I think he’s better off checking this stuff out at musician’s friend than asking me as I’m totally clueless when it comes to tech related to music.

Curiosity got the better of me though so I hightailed it to Youtube and found this useful.

At least I learned something useful today.

Mourning SpringPad

I know this might be totally over the top for me, but I’m really really sad about SpringPad note taking app/software saying good bye. For one, I’ve been using it for a while already and I loved it. And so I have tons of notes in there. It’s the one browser extension and mobile app I always need to have.  So yeah, I was so bummed when I got this email:

We are very sorry to announce that Springpad will be shutting down on June 25th. At that point, Springpad.com will no longer be available and all online and sync features of the mobile apps will stop working.

It’s quite sad to see some of these really brilliant apps closing down. I wish there was something I could have helped done like maybe they could have offered a more feature pro version and I would have gladly paid the membership. For me SpringPad was like a beautiful notebook and journal..

Large Genuine Leather Legacy Journal / Sketchbook with Gift Box - 400 Pages - 9" x 12" - Rich Dark Brown

 

Large Genuine Leather Legacy Journal

Anyhow, thankfully SpringPad provided an easy way to export the notes to EverNote. Sigh. An app I don’t have much love for. I don’t know why  but I cant seem to like its interface. But what can I do.

So now most of my stuff are usually sitting in Google Drive and notes on Evernote. I hope someday soon, something as beautiful as Springpad would come along.

Buying a Violin Bridge

I don’t play the violin, though I wish I do. It’s my nephew who is absolutely crazy about it.

They are currently living in a province in the Philippines and a lot of violin accessories are not available there. It’s either they go to Manila to get it and if not available there they have to source it abroad. He’s now looking for affordable violin bridge and since out of budget he can’t go to Manila to shop for it.

Since I’m usually online, he asked me if its possible to buy it online. To be honest, I have no idea.

I even had to Google what is a violin bridge!?

I’m utterly clueless about music related stuff, but perhaps some reader might have an idea where to buy it online? Preferably a shop that ships to the Philippines. Any tips would be really appreciated!

Work and Exercise Blurbs

It’s been a month since my last update! Sorry, guys. I’ve been swamped with things to do both personal and work related.

And now I’m just trying to get back on my blogging backlog which has taken a backseat. You see, aside from blogging, my main work is really building websites and also graphic design. And sometimes those things could get seriously overwhelming.

But thankfully, I managed and now I’m focusing some attention and work on my blogs. A lot of them need work and I’m streamlining a bit and cutting back on blogs that aren’t doing that well. Of course, I’m keeping this one hahaha.

Anyway, I’m moving one last site to another host and I’m good to up the content posting a bit.

Also, since work keeps me tied to my desk and that means I’m sedentary most of the day I figured I need some exercise. I’ve been walking/running and also doing power yoga. Now I’m thinking of adding some PowerSports mix to keep me up. I’m also mulling about getting an exercise bike or maybe an elliptical right next to my desk. Something that won’t occupy much space and would remind me to get up every few minutes and exercise.

I like these two..

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny SF-B1001 Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny SF-B1001 Indoor Cycling Bike

Secrets of the Workplace that All Employees Must Know if They Want to Succeed

Every morning, you get ready for work, leave home and reach your workplace, with the only intention of being good at what you do. You sit with a group of people and do what you have to do and go back home. But everyone wonders how is it that the same people who come with us every day, do everything exactly as we do land a promotion that we can’t get. In spite of it being a close race, these employees have special tips and techniques that they don’t want anyone else to know.

This list is made to reveal all those hidden puzzling tricks. All employees who get the dream job that we only can think of use nothing but a few well tried-and-tested ways that help them. Where we are scared, they go forward and fight. The following hold true for all employees in all companies: it could be someone from a wonderful position in an amazing company like IBM jobs or it could be an employee in a small company. These work anywhere and everywhere. As long as you follow these, you are on your way to being the employee all companies want to have.

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Our Hunt for A Guitar

I I’ve been away for awhile. I figured we all deserved nice little break coz we did worked out butt’s off last year. So we’ve spent the holidays and almost a month in the Philippines. And one of the things that we did there was: shop. Mainly we shopped for gifts, apparel and we also went on a hunt for an electric guitar for a nephew.

He wanted one of those awesome ibanez electric guitars and we looked high and low for one that would suit him at the price he was willing to pay. But alas, we didn’t have enough time and the one’s we saw weren’t to his liking. He did consider going for a Gibson, but figured it was too pricey and we also checked out a locally made guitar brand RJ.

Since he couldn’t quite make up his mind, I told him he better go with us next time so he can check it out. For non-music lovers and non-guitar players shopping for a guitar was like learning a whole new language so we thought it would be best if he travels with us next time and so he can shop for what he would really prefer.

Excited about Black Friday & Cyber Monday?

I’m sure all crazy shoppers like me, {even those not so crazy ones} are very excited about the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale in US.  It’s just too bad I’m not there and nobody I know are in US right now. Last time, my husband was there and I went crazy shopping for electronics and got some really great deals.

These sale events are like the opening salvo to the Christmas shopping season where most stores offer big discounts on some of their items. One of the best buys of the season would always be electronics but if you’re looking for ableton suite 8 from guitar center I’m sure you can find some discounts for that too.

So when does Black Friday happen? It’s on the day after Thanksgiving. A lot of people line up on retail stores as early as 4 am to get the best deals. Online stores also offer great discounts on this day.

If you fail to grab the bargains during Black Friday, you can try your luck on the Cyber Monday sales which happens after the Thanksgiving weekend.

So if you’re in the US, lucky lucky you. Go grab those great deals!

A Blog for My Mushy Musings

Just in case you’re wondering what happened to my chick lit book reviews here, no they didn’t get hit with the booster hose, and no, I didn’t quit reading em. I simply transferred my reviews to another place.

I simply realized that I have a blog for almost everything, but I don’t have a place for those things that I do whenever I feel like relaxing or have the urge to do something lame and mushy. I’m talking about my penchant for indulging in reading chick lit and romance books as well as occasional Asian drama watching.

And so I made a blog catered to those mushy stuff. Yes, there are times one absolutely needs to do and enjoy some lightweight stuff and I’m not about to deny myself that. I like reading chick lit and romance books coz its uncomplicated, nothing too dramatic or nerve wracking and it relaxes me & allows me to sleep well. Asian dramas are also one of my sources of fun. I enjoy them immensely, even if they do have out of this world, insane plots.

Simply Reveries

And I get to blurb all about them at Simply Reveries. Do visit me there, for sure you’d enjoy it if you are like me who indulges in mushy stuff every once in a while.