Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gibson Les Paul Studio

Giving gibson les paul studio at Musician's Friend a mention. They have big sales going on for the festive season right now. I really like the looks of this Gibson Les Paul Studio '70s Tribute Electric Guitar.I thought my infatuation with the color red is over but can't help spotting them first while browsing. 

We finally managed to move our digital piano by ourselves without any scratches...Err, not exactly without any but minimal scratches. The last time we got a mover to take it, the surface got scratched big time and I almost cried. Friends have been asking me to sell it and get a new one but I do still love it and want to keep it until my feelings for it dies off haha!

Learning to Give Little Feathers

I now understand why my parents were very protective of me while I was growing up. Hobbit reminded me of why my parents did what they did to me when I was growing up too in the sense of social freedom. 

Letting Little Hobb go to a birthday party with my friends seemed to not be a problem for me at first. Yet right before handing him to one of his aunties, all of a sudden I felt like my happiness is being robbed. It's a strange feeling if you have never experienced it before. You suddenly have a great urge to protect, if not to keep your 'precious one' with you as close and as long as possible. Then I realized, my possessive 'ilness' should not be entertained too much or else my child will be robbed from a lot of social happiness as he grows up! 

I know how it feels like because I have very protective parents that I was always kept at home while my friends were having a lot of 'life' out there. I am not saying what my parents did to me was robbing my childhood or tween-hood but it is more of what I became like. I became a person who dislike going to social events, dislike being around people and what's worse, became a rebel. Because I dislike being the anti-social me, I argued with my parents to send me to a boarding school so I could become a 'better social person.' Right, I had it all 'figured' out until I made a big mess in Form 2 (Grade 8) due to my freedom explosions. Therefore, I was sent home. Back to square one with the word "grounded" hanging on my neck. Friend's birthday, mom's there. School field trips, parents tailed from behind the bus...

Actually, these memories just makes me chuckle...hee!

So there, you get it. I don't want to tail on my son wherever he goes. I need to learn, at this early stage, even at 8 months old, to let him fly a little. One day, my little gift of feathers will slowly help him a lot, especially once he learns how to fly by himself.

So last Monday was Constitution Day. No work. Hobbit, the nanny and I decided to do a lot of moving to our new little pad. The girls were having some birthday celebration at Christine's cozy home. So auntie Dollie decided to relief us and took Little Hobb for the day. Little Hobb had a lot of fun! He came back to us a happy and cheerful boy like he always is. He is blessed to have all his aunties and uncles love him to bits! Thank you guys.

Here are some pictures I got from his aunties' facebook galleries: 
With auntie Christine

With auntie Rachel

With auntie S and aunty Lily

With uncle Chyu

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mozart Is Him

It has been a challenge lately to put little Hobb to sleep at night. We thought sleepless nights were over but just last week, Hobbit and I found out that there is a tendency for baby to wake up frequently at night when they are in the process of teething. Why didn't nobody tells us that?? Basically what baby Hobb did so far in the middle of the night is pop head up, look left and right with eyes closed, rub face and starts to cry. We had to take time to soothe and rock him back to sleep. Then a few hours later, he would repeat the waking up process again. 

What I found to be working is going back to his Mozart music. Believe it or not, he has always succumb to Mozart's music when it comes to sleeping. I guess he was well-trained since belly-hood. So what Hobbit and I did was we let Mozart put us to sleep every night and the frequency of little Hobb waking up had been miraculously lessen and sometimes to none. Since Hobbit is learning his roland spd sx from guitar center, he also contributed to some music at home now.  Parenthood has been much easier with Mozart around the house as well. For instance, little Hobb is much more calmer given that he can be quite a handful at times. The growing up process they say-- reaching out endlessly, rolling and crawling, chasing everything else while on his buggy seat...Whew!!

Alpha Lipid S II, yay or nay?

Please forgive me for ranting here. 
Don't get me wrong, I am all for good health and long life. Any consumer products that promotes these two things is a yay for me given they promote not to slowly rip us off our pockets but helps us on that part of the burden as well. I know some products have to be expensive because of how it is researched and made but I just can't take brutal advertising sprinkled with extra hype on the top!
It says: Secret. Diet without going hungry.

I am in the level of annoyance right now because many of the business-minded sellers in Facebook simply tagged me in all of their "said-to-be-good" products and one of the product is Alpha Lipid SII. Yes, there are many proofs on the photos (before-after pictures) of those who have successfully lose weight but...I don't simply buy into a product that promises something extra fast! Come on, if you do a close research and study on the product, the focus is on a planned diet and the diet program the company is using is mainly based on the well-known Atkin's diet. So basically you can lose weight by following the diet plan WITHOUT consuming the product. I've read the nutritional values on this product and yes, you may take it as a supplement but not to lose weight FAST. Losing weight has to be a process. Otherwise, the faster you lose, the faster you gain. So think about your health goals before splurging. It is a good product but I am still not willing to spend  hundreds of RM or BAHT in a month just to have fast result which will soon or later destroy my own health. I read somewhere that every body works in different ways. So how can this one product claim to be suitable for everybody? Nah, nay for now.
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