Monday, January 28, 2008

Decomposition



eg.;
Decomposition (or spoilage) refers to the reduction of the body of a formerly living organism into simpler forms of matter.

Yeah, the definition clearly speaks for itself as my body feels kinda uptight and both my teeth and gums feel 'rotten' and humid(I DO BRUSH MY TEETH FYI) caused by the exhilerating heat of KL, but its good for your skin.

And here I am! Back in KL with a 5-day break from work in Genting. And I kind of miss the never ending heat of KL from the cause of braving the frost biting cold of the city at the peak which almost made me fell sick, but I made sure the illness didn't take the best of me. And now, I end up missing work and all that, because I enjoy the job. Tiring, but fun in the end. And now I'm settling down, facing the heat at home feeling so drained out, I feel like getting my butt off and start working, but it ain't all of a waste because I've done my Chinese New Year shopping last night at the Ikano Power Centre in Damansara. The best part was just spending quality time with my family since I've been away from friends and family for the last 12 days straight.

You can imagine the life I'm living at home when there are no plans on heading out to town, ;Watching Television, chatting, playing guitar, consuming down packets (And I mean) packets of Maggie Mee, and such'. And there ain't much to do but await for great things to come and I got to stop afternoon napping as it is bad for my health at times and such causes as fatigue and just dreaming for a new guitar to arrive at my doorstep.

Man, I sound as if the devil went inside of me just lusting over my desires..I'll try and overcome that personification. Passion DOES kill if there is an over ride obsession about success sometimes, but take Thomas Edison as an example..without his obsession on making a light bulb work, there won't be light bulb products, tube amp bulbs (For guitar tube amps which sound deep and nice like pure butter with crunching heat of spice) and even civilization brightness for the world to live a better life with 'bright thoughts'!

What better way than to sit down, relax and brace the scourching heats of KL. It's great once you're immuned to it. Sipping down Kopi 'O' with butter toast and soft boiled eggs just can't get any better than this..

Rise of the machines...

I'm sure most of you musicians in Malaysia are aware that the musical instruments in Malaysia are considered quite expensive in a cause of the hidden cost, govt. taxes, import taxes and such. And its hard for us to afford the good instruments in which we may desire. Like for example, its always an issue whereby you want to get a good amp and a guitar which in the end will cost you from RM2000-3000. It was not till my friend introduced me to a store called Tone Zone which is located around Damansara Perdana. The shop introduces new and pre-owned instruments specially for aspiring musicians at a very good price..good then, I'm saved. From their blog, I saw a very stylish ESP LTD MH-50+KUSTOM Arrow 16 amp at a good price for a built-in Double-Locking Floyd Rose Tremolo


A sign of beauty which I'll never forget. I have to admit though, this one looks even sexier than Ibanez. I know, I've disgraced my favourite brand of all time. I like the specifications on the LTD MH-50.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Test Of Survival..(In Genting)

I'm currently in Genting, working at M-Spa and also staying in one of the dorms. I would say the only problem with my dorm is just the toilet itself. Its filthy and really disgusting, and I recently requested a cleaner to clean it up for my own convenience and expecting it to be done by Wednesday, but that's not what I am basically gonna talk about. I'm talking about what is like being able to survive in the city at the peak...Genting Highlands. It's basically all about controlling and budgeting your spending which is what my friends and I are doing.

Our dormitories just need a slight furnish and it'll be fine. Only thing now is that, we're expecting a heater in the shower to avoid hypothermia. I have several positions in my job..as a butler, F&B assistant, spa assistant and a lot more. While at it, we got to be really active and getting enough rest to carry on the work for the upcoming days. Yes, I'm there to earn some money and get a guitar to rock out and yet, also to gain new experiences. Being part of the hotel line such as the good name of Genting itself. There are a lot of tasks to be taken which are pretty much related to Hotel Management and Culinary Arts or so to speak, in which I would want to take up a course in that when I start college.

The best thing I can do is to make more friends within the staff group, than to have enemies because its easier to cooperate when we have colleagues as our friends. Though this is my third job so far, I still feel like a freshman with a slight surface touch of experience and I'm willing to learn way more aspects in this job. The people can be great, but a lesson learned there, like being aware about who you could trust. Never be fooled by certain peoples' fake smiles grinning between their teeth. Good way to do so is to observe. When I first met the staffs, I was aware not to be too friendly with them because I would also want to secure a quality of 'trust' with each other in this job.

I MAY last for 2 months because I was thinking about hitting with my salary and move out to my new house. Well, family is everything. We have to start packing by then. Hope things go well. I wanna give out massive regards to my friends and family. Miss you big time guys! Gotta go now. Its 1:23am and I'm lying around eating instant noodles and a cart of lychee drink. Gotta report myself at 9am. NO PROBLEM! :D

Well, see ya guys!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

On the road to a new beginning...(Tribute to Mummy)

I just got a new job at Genting Highlands as an Admin (I think) at the Spa center with my friends. I'm definitely gonna take on a challenge because of the experience that I want to get to apply later as I start progressing in the outside world. I will be there for 3 months or so and start working my butt off and so are my friends. But the benefits are alright, at least we get a free stay at one of the cheap hotels which doesn't really bother us. At least I don't have to think about wasting the car's petrol for transport to work and all. Us as one gang are gonna work out a system somehow, feels like we're gonna live in the jungle with the test of survival.

I guess that's what its like being in the jungle and using the resources around your environment. After the 3 months or so, I would want to head to college to start my new study terms in a new exciting way. But its good to know that everyone of us has to go in our own ways someday once we are at a certain age to be legal to do so.

I'm really grateful that my parents brought me up to do things by my own which shows that they trust me to be able to be equipped to face the world alone someday. But my mother had big hopes that I would grow up. But you can come to realize that, its best not to put on the burden on your own immediate family than to bother to even start to be concerned for the extended family.


If you were to marry the love of your life..you'll be married to that very person only and not to his/her family. For all you know, controversy starts to unfold. And some families may get suck up relatives who want to exploit you and such. I've had that happened before but I am my own man for my own immediate family (even Prince, the dog. LOL).

Yeah, we may share part of the same blood but why even bother if we don't have the proper family values? This is what my mother taught me from her experience during her early days in her lifetime. I respect my mother because she stood for her own for what she wants to be. I mean, no family is perfect, especially broken families. But my mum decided to make up for the mistakes she did to lead a better life. If not, she wouldn't have my dad and wouldn't have gotten us (Me and my sister).

In my case regarding relatives, it's a common thing to have certain relatives who are complete numb skulls and obnoxious fools. That is why it's important to love your immediate family in a way. Because you won't want to cling with people who only make your life feel miserable and 'weak', or as my mum would refer to them as 'Energy Vampires'.



As to where I am now, I'm following my mum's footsteps and my intention was to make things a bit easier and lessen the burden of others, although the prospects of the routine in the family has gotten a bit of change like; we seldom cook and we eat out, doing our activities together in various ways outside since my sister could drive (and soon me), solving things by ourselves and such. In the end we wouldn't want to be served like spoiled brats but ourselves to feel independent. If there were to be in desperate needs, there's nothing wrong to seek for help. I am not a mummy's boy but a mummy's son...

This is my gift to you Mummy..

Friday, January 04, 2008

Back in 2008!

Woohoo, its 2008! Well, I just quit my job during New Year's eve because of the inconvenience of my job. I'm gonna shift to another job hopefully by next week. Well, some of my friends are heading to college. I'll be starting college once I receive my SPM results. I seriously don't know which course to go for. I've got a number of choices (Communications (PR), Sound Engineering, Event Planning, Hotel Management (Culinary arts)). But somehow, there is no substance reaction between me and PR, other than that are okay.

Should I take on a degree course for Culinary Arts? Sound Engineering? Or Event Planning? At first I wanted Culinary Arts because of the passion to cook and serve, but during my secondary school days in Home Economics class, my teacher gave me an impression whereby that hotel management was boring in a cause of our low grade cooking facilities in school which made me felt the melancholic deep inside of me..
And what we did during our practical exam (cooking) was sort of dull because of the environment of the cooking classroom, it sort of looks like a dirty 'mamak' restaurant kitchen where there are moths at the edgy sides of the tables and sinks and filthy rats lurking behind the kitchen pipes and cabinets. So, it made an illusion of my thoughts of what a kitchen really looks like in real life anywhere else.

So then, the feel of being a chef wasn't much of a comfortable coat for me to wear on. But after tuning into an Astro channel called 'Asian Food Channel', I finally knew the essence, cleanliness and wealth brought out by the kitchen. The-all-so high graded kitchens are so convenient when they're clean and the utensils are placed in proper order to help you utilize without a complaint.

When I started cooking western food regularly at home, I finally realized the joy of cooking which include; Kitchen condition, tools, ingredients, sources, utensils and(of course) required amount of skill to cook up a storm depending on a certain dish. Should I consider it? Probably.

Sound Engineering, my primary goal of being a successful producer and musician is at long road's way. The excitement of window shopping for recording gears and tools couldn't get as much excitement as far as great interest is concerned. The course serves up available careers of being a director, sound engineer, record producer or a PA technician. The comfort zone of being in the studio by just flowing out idea juices to create something new and happening. That's my in depth passion. The best achievement to me is opening up my own studio business and start churning out records.

Event planning, I don't have much ideas by putting it in details of what I'm thinking of doing, so I'll give credits to wikipedia to do the talking.

Event planning is the process of planning a festival, ceremony, competition, party, or convention.

Event planning includes budgeting, establishing dates and alternate dates, selecting and reserving the event site, acquiring permits, and coordinating transportation and parking.

Event planning also includes some or all of the following, depending on the event: developing a theme or motif for the event, arranging for speakers and alternate speakers, coordinating location support (such as electricity and other utilities), arranging decor, tables, chairs, tents, event support and security, police, fire, portable toilets, parking, signage, emergency plans, health care professionals, and cleanup.

Event Planning is a relatively new career field. There is now training that helps one trying to break into the career field. There must be training for an event planner to handle all the pressure and work efficiently. This career deals with a lot of communication and organization aspects. There are many different names for an event planner such as a conference coordinator, a convention planner, a special event coordinator, and a meeting manager.

Loads of options to choose from...