Where To Buy Affordable Musical Instrument

A lot of you may be tight on the budget right now but the passion for music is very much burning. How do you cope with the cost of buying a new or even a well-maintained second hand musical instrument without breaking the bank?

There are many places where you can buy your affordable musical instrument. You can check any of these to get a bargain deal.


Yes, the world wide web is like an ocean. With its vast scope, it is teeming with plenty of music instrument online stores to cater to your musical needs. You can check plenty of sites offering brand new, old stocks, and even second hand musical instruments that are within your budget.


Flea market

I love flea markets! You’ll be surprised to find something rare and fancy at the same time and all at the fraction of the cost of the original item. Many musical instruments are being sold in the flea market. Some may be old and rusty, others are new and unused. Just check the instrument thoroughly for any cracks or loose stuff hanging around. Try to bring sanitized or anti-bacterial towels to wipe any wind instruments before you even try, just for hygienic purposes. Haggle reasonably.


Garage sales

Just like flea markets, garage sales are nice place to check for any unused, second hand or even new musical instruments that are just waiting for their new owners. Be careful though and check any signs of wear and tear or loose components on the musical instrument before committing to purchase. Try to haggle too!


Classified ads and lists

Check your local newspaper’s ads and see if there are owners parting with their musical instruments and make a call to check the item. Make sure you take your family or friends along with you when you meet up or visit the place to check the instruments.



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September 26, 2016

Guitar Center In Arlington

Are you new in Arlington, Texas? Do you love guitars? If you’re a guitar aficionado and it is important for you to know where to get things about guitars then it is good to know that you can ensure your guitar is taken cared of in Arlington, Texas.

You can easily check the web and research on guitar center in arlington tx to know more about Guitar Center. You can find out many resources, services and items they offer if you want repairs or simply add an extra guitar string in your reserves so you don’t worry about having no available string when you need them.

Relax and chill because you and your guitar’s needs are covered in Guitar Center!

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September 14, 2016

Super Busy Mode

Whoa! I didn’t realise that I haven’t written anything here for several weeks now. I just got a bit busy here and there and have been focused on my other blogs. I have also been busy planning for my Euro trip with my colleague so I missed to update this blog of mine.

There’s plenty of ideas occupying my head at the moment and it’s really taking much of my time. Not that they are of dire priority. I am just a bit focused on many things that I am getting nowhere. This is multi-tasking in utter failure. Lol!

Anyway, here I am, checking my packed luggage for a few days in Budapest, Hungary. I guess I need to unwind and recharge. I have a very cluttered mind at the moment. It’s as if all the folders, sub folder and sub-sub folders in my head are open. So, I need to take a break from the hustle and bustle. I wish it’s longer too but my I don’t have enough leave credit so I have to be practical too.

Well, I pray my friend and I will enjoy this trip and hopefully too, I get to re-focus on what’s essential in my life.

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September 9, 2016

Rushing to Graduate

I have failed to change my daughter’s mind to “not” take summer class, rather, spend her time here in Dubai with us. I mean, it’s not bad to ask for something I think and feel will benefit the well-being of our daughter. However, she had other plans – she’s rushing to graduate on time.

I tried hard to convince her that it’s okay if she doesn’t graduate on time. What matters most is that she’d get good grades and that she’d enjoy school because of lately, I feel she’s more stressed than having fun and yet, she still enrolled for the gruelling summer class.

Then I saw this…


(Photo credit: from FB, kudos to the owner of this photo quote)


I felt this message was very appropriate to her and to the younger generation who are rushing to get somewhere they shouldn’t be yet – in the corporate bondage. While there is nothing wrong with working, there is a time for that.

I have posted this in my FB wall in the hopes that my daughter reads it and will internalise as well. And for the younger folks to chill a bit.

I have told our daughter this many times. No one is rushing her to finish on time, albeit it would be nice to graduate on schedule. It is NOT mandatory and no one is pushing her to do so.

I finished a term late because of my thesis but I wasn’t disappointed. Heck, I even bummed around for another half-year; enjoying my freedom from collegiate studies, just savouring the moment of not having to attend class from then on.

And this is what I have to say to all you millennials, “kids, enjoy your pace.” Life’s too short. It moves too fast and with a blink of an eye, you’ll find yourself in the corporate world and wish you were back in school. I hope you become the “boss” or be an entrepreneur to create jobs for others. Wherever your future takes you, just enjoy the journey – term projects, exams, and all!

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August 20, 2016

Best Fashion Catalogues for the Home Shopper in You


Between taking care of the children and keeping the house organised – and meeting with friends as well doing other things – it can be pretty difficult to find time to shop, especially to shop for the latest, most beautiful fashion items on the market. Shopping online and through fashion catalogues can be the perfect solution in this situation. I’ve recently turned to fashion catalogues for most of my fashion needs. Here are a few I like the most.



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Fashion World

The name of the catalogue says it all. Fashion World is filled with gorgeous fashion items for both men and women. You can find anything from couture dresses to casual fashion pieces for your next day-out with friends on Fashion World. It is safe to say that this is one of the best UK catalogues for fashion today.

The catalogue is very well-organised too. You can search for items based on categories and style. There are special pages for select items too. I found a gorgeous swing dress for £25 in the seasonal catalogue from Fashion World. The catalogue also hosts accessories, sports apparels and footwear.

What I particularly love about Fashion World is the amount of deals and special offers available on almost a regular basis. We all love discounts, don’t we?

Fifty Plus

If you’re going for a more mature look, Fifty Plus is the catalogue to browse through. The shapewear collection available in this catalogue is simply to die for. It also has collections for both men and women, but the women’s section is what you need to focus on here. Oh, and check out the catalogue for accessories too! Stunningly sleek shoes and high heels are waiting for you there.

Fifty Plus is very good when it comes to options. Most of the items available in this catalogue are available in different sizes (some even go up to size 36) so there is always a suitable fashion piece to pick no matter what look you’re trying to achieve and what body shape you have.

It is also worth mentioning that the Fifty Plus’s catalogues for home appliances and electronics are among the best I’ve seen so far. Check back regularly to find new deals and more discounts.

La Redoute

The last catalogue in this list is La Redoute. This is the go-to catalogue for wearable couture pieces and gorgeous fashion accessories. If you’re shopping for sophisticated jackets, beautiful tops and accessories that match those items, La Redoute is definitely the catalogue for you.

La Redoute also has a very good Style Hub. You can find fashion tips, style guides and inspirations by visiting this part of the catalogue. With discounts of up to 60% on items from top names like Soft Grey and Ellos, I couldn’t recommend La Redoute highly enough.

There are still plenty of other fashion catalogues to browse through, but these are the best I’ve found so far. There are more than enough deals to keep shopping from home very exciting too. If you have your own favourites, be sure to leave them in the comments section below.


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August 15, 2016

Using a call and text monitoring app for the protection of your loved ones

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I stumbled across an article about a monitoring app called xnspy.com that elaborated on the features and uses of the app. The article went on explaining how a call and text monitoring app can be an ideal tool to track someone and get a glimpse of their lives. I found the article quite engaging and it got me wondering: ‘Why would anyone want to monitor someone?’ Before reading the article I always thought of spying someone as something negative; the word spying itself made me think of stalkers, crazy partners or something done on a higher level like the government invading the privacy of its people. But after reading that article, I got to learn a positive side of this practice. I realized that monitoring someone doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thing, in fact if used with right intentions it can be an extremely useful way to make sure your loved ones are safe and secure.

So after I had read that article, I went on doing some research on my own. The more I read, the more I learnt about the various features and advantages of a tracking software. First of all, I must say, I am amazed at how far the technology has come. This one app, that is affordable and easy to install, has so many features and it basically gives you access to the phones and tabs of the person you are tracking. Let me share with you some of the things I learnt about a monitoring app.


The features of a tracking app:



First let’s talk about the features: basically a tracking app lets you read the text messages, IM Chats, view contacts and call logs, browse through pictures and multimedia files, view internet browsing history and track location of a person through GPS tracking. Now ideally speaking these features are enough to keep an eye on someone. It tells you they are in touch with and their current location. But if you think about it, they only provide half the information. What about the conversations happening on messenger apps like Whatsapp or viber and how about information being shared on social media sites like Facebook? That is why, the features of a tracking app don’t stop there; in fact the latest version of the software includes features that leave no end uncovered. There is a feature in XNSPY that allows you to watchlist words and contacts. This means that you can mark certain words on the device and if they appear on it you’re immediately informed. Also, if you specify certain contacts from the contact list and the person you’re tracking gets in touch with them you are sent a notification. Not only can you watchlist words and contacts, but can also specify certain locations so that whenever the person enters those areas you are alerted.

As I said, tracking calls and text messages is not enough to monitor someone effectively; that is why the latest version of the tracking software also lets you screen the chats and calls on messenger apps and allows you to block them as well. A tracking app also allows you to remotely lock the phone and erase its data, something that is extremely beneficial in case a phone is lost or stolen. One feature of the app that really blew my mind away was the surround recording. It lets you record the sounds that are surrounding the target device. Which means that you can pick up conversations and the background noise can give you more info about the whereabouts of the person.


Installing the app:


Downloading the app is also very easy. Once you purchase the app, the company sends you an online link for downloading which you are supposed to open in the target device. Once you download it, you are given a username and password for a personal control panel that you can open in your cellphone or computer. This control panel is from where you control and monitor the target device. The app runs secretly and the person you are tracking does not get a hint about what is going on.

As a parent, I considered it as an ideal tool for parents to make sure that their kids are safe and not in the wrong hands. But, as I read more about a tracking app I got to know that it can be used by employers to keep a check on their employees’ behavior and spouses to ensure the safety of their partners. I must say that I’m really impressed and would love to use a tracking and text monitoring app myself to monitor my children.

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August 5, 2016

Parents’ Tough Love

It is every parents’ desire to see their kids grow up to be responsible, respectful, loving, compassionate, grateful, and God-fearing people. If they fail, we, as parents feel the pain too. Do we start loving them less when they stray? The answer is NO. But we need to let them figure things out when they trip and fall. We have to let them know the consequences of their actions when they compromise with their judgment. And as good parents, we need to let our children pick up the pieces, figure things out, and learn on their own on how it is to live in the real world, away from the protective cloak we have covered them while they were young.

We call it “tough love” but it is LOVE, nonetheless.

Some parents go easy with their kids when they stray. Some are strict and disciplinarians only because they want to correct and address the bad behaviour, the wrong doings, the untoward character that could blossom if left unattended. Does that make them bad parents?

Kids these days think they have everything figured out. I appreciate the younger generation’s point of view, and logical approach to situations in life. I respect them for that. But when someone questions our authority as parents, our expectations, our aspirations for our children’s future and well-being, and when someone tells us how we should be as parents, then you have definitely crossed the LINE.

This is for the younger generation of this millennia who think, talk, and feel that they know it all, “UNTIL YOU ARE NOT A PARENT, DO NOT LECTURE US ON HOW TO BE ONE.”

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July 31, 2016