Sunday, 24 January 2016

My Love - Multi Layers Crepe Paper Thin Petals Mandevilla

Awesomeness comes in many folds this beautiful Sunday ! Hope you will be captivated by this beautiful Multi Layers Mandevilla

Happy Sunday to all !

Earthquaker Devices - Cool

Earthquaker Devices/Afterneath-Reverb-Guitar-Effects-Pedal ..oh I really do not know what earthquaker devices   are but I know that guitarist would love to own one.  It is a reverberation malcine that uses a swarm of short delays to make wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with very bizarre characteristic. Wow , won't our friend Joe who is a musician loves this true bypass with an all digital reverb engine, all analog dry signal path and hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio and it is such a small device but power packed.  It measures just 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 2.25" with knobs and has features stated below

  • Length: Controls the decay length of the reverb.
  • Diffuse: Adjusts the spread of the reverb. Sharper with more attack counter clockwise, more ambient and washy as you turn it clockwise.
  • Dampen: Clockwise for brighter tones, counter clockwise for darker tones.
  • Drag: This digital reverb is made up of a bunch of short delays, this separates the delay lines creating a stuttering, pingy effect. This is the coolest control on the Afterneath,  highly advise slowly turning this while you let notes ring out for a cool warped speed effect. More delay as you turn it counter clockwise, more reverb as you turn it clockwise.
  • Reflect: Controls the regeneration of the reverb, turn clockwise for more wash and echos, counterclockwise for less. This will self oscillate if turned up high.

A great device to add to the sound control :)

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A Great Day With The Extended Family @ Concubine Lane, Ipoh

When my new daughter Elaine came visiting with her mom and her sister, WB and I took them to eat in old town, Ipoh but her favorite shop was closed on that day...anyway, since we were in the vicinity, we visited Concubine Lane which has turned into a tourist attraction.  The place was crowded with tourists from Singapore and northern state.  Quite interesting I would say. Even though I eat in old town most of the time when I do my banking, I hardly step into Concubine Lane. I was amazed at how the lane has turned into a busy place.  

Why is it named Concubine Lane ? In the old days, rich chinese tycoons were supposed to have kept their concubines and mistresses in the townhouse here.  Thus, the naming of this lane - Concubine Lane.

up and coming artist - you can have your portrait drawn on the spot

the other entrance of  Concubine Lane...I love the vintage
advertisement board at top left 

saw a queque at the 'tau foo fah ' shop and
we too join the queque and had our share of the
tasty tau foo fah...

my new daughter Elaine and her mom YC and sister Yvonne
and friend Ananias..and that handsome ' young man ' besides
Elaine is of course the Wild Boar :p 

and the one in the center is Elaine's new mom :)

after having tasted this...I know I will come back for more :)

Elaine with her two moms :)

Tuba Gig Bag

The above picture features the deluxe tuba gig bag which is extremely rugged in look and  is water resistant. Every tuba owner will be happy to hear of these features. Each bag has two roomy exterior pockets, contoured padded backpack straps, shoulder strap and comes with ID tag, oversized zippers, padded handle, and lined with soft velvoa, The gig bag has a built-in organiser to hold pens, keys and small assessories . And for added protection,  the deluxe bags are reinforced in the bell and valve areas. The deluxe bag fits an 18 inch bell tubas20" W x 46" L x 18.5" D) or 22-inch bell tubas (25" W x 46" L x 22.5" D and weights 9.5 lbs .  

You can order today with the no-risk assurance of total satisfaction and low price guarantees! I will surely recommend my music friends of this great features that comes with the tuba gig bag.  I am sure WB's buddy Joe will be interested to let his other music friends know of this great buy and great gig bag :) 

You can check out the rest of Protec products from their website too !

Saturday, 2 January 2016

First New Year Smile From My Turmeric Plant - First Bloom

First smile from my year old turmeric plant and on New Year day :)   I was pottering around and suddenly I saw the first bloom...Gosh ! I was so happy...ran into house and got hold of my old fatihful Canon Powershot and clicked away .  Now proudly showing off the first bloom and my first time seeing a turmeric flower.  A good sign for 2016 ...God is good all the time and all the time God is good.  I never had success in planting edibles and now this is good sign that there will be a good harvest coming from this turmeric plant :)

I have a new Nikon D3200 but have not master it yet so meanwhile please bear with these photos.  I promised to quickly master it and will have more beautiful photos for My Knick Knacks blog.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Happy New Year to all and may all of you have a blissful 2016

 the ants are having a nice time with the sweet nectar
God provides their daily needs too :)
what more we who are after His image!

God Bless !