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Sunday, March 30, 2014

prospect of making music

As our kids are getting older, we have begun to consider arranging music lessons. Our oldest daughter has recently displayed a natural affinity for the piano and the others seem similarly fascinated by the prospect of making music. I think the key will be matching the right instrument to the right child. We will then need to find a good and affordable source of orchestra instruments to choose from so that they can get the practice that they need. Hopefully, we can find high quality instruments that can withstand the rigors of being in a household with four young children.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

analog synthesizers

I wish I knew about Korg Keyboards before I bought another brand for my oldest daughter for Christmas. The keyboard that she has is good, but its features pale in comparison to those of the Korg mini-synthesizer. What is amazing that the mini is less than $600, which makes its price very competitive with other nice keyboards. I think analog synthesizers have a warmer and more inviting sound, which provides an even stronger reason to go for a Korg over virtually any of the popular keyboards.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

stationary bike

My husband and I started exercising regularly around the beginning of February. As of today, we have been pursuing our exercise routines for nearly two months. There have been a few challenges in that my treadmill had been acting up recently. As a result, I have spent time on my stationary bike. Also, as the weather has sometimes been mild in the afternoons, I have also had opportunities to go jogging outdoors. I have been very pleas with my progress recently. After observing very little change during the first month of exercise, recently, it appears that I have managed to lose as much as 7 or 8 pounds. Although my weight fluctuates based upon the time of day, I have had a scale reading as low as 114 pounds. This is after weighing-in at 122 pounds (or more) at the start of my exercise program. As we just had the start of the spring season, I am anxious to see how far I can go towards getting back in shape by summertime. After more than five years of carrying a little extra baby fat beginning with the birth of my second child, it is nice to begin to recapture my original size and weight that I had when I first met my husband.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Internet connection problem

Earlier this month, I noticed that our home internet connection had suddenly got really . Although it seems like it had slowed down in the past, this time I thought it was different. I told my husband about it and he said he thought the kids had been tying up our network with different devices that were streaming Netflix or Youtube. He saw that our internet service provider's usage meter had reported that we had very heavy activity on days when he thought it should have been very low. After some troubleshooting, he concluded that our laptop that I use in the kitchen was inexplicably downloading or uploading tens of gigabytes of unknown data. To remedy the problem, he wiped the hard drive of the laptop and reinstalled the operating system. He also installed some good firewall software that had already been installed on our other home computer, but had not been on the laptop. A few bandwidth meter programs seem to confirm that the problem was solved.

Monday, March 10, 2014


I wonder how important the quality of a microphone is. Conceptually, I would expect that it would be extraordinarily important since it is the microphone that one uses to connect the artist to the recording. I know that microphones can be very expensive. However, based on all that I have seen and heard, I believe a cheap akg can produce audio results that are comparable to those produced using high-end microphones costing hundreds of dollars more. Thus, I would challenge the notion that quality does not come cheap.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Grand Cayman Island

My friend family adventure. 
A once in a lifetime experience @ Stingray City in Grand Cayman Island. "Kissing for good luck, touching and feeding a Stingray, together with snorkeling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colorful tropical fish. Swimming at Rum Point Beach was one of the highlights!

Friday, March 7, 2014

perfect home

When we purchased our home in 2008, we understood that we were getting a great deal for our local area. However, the differences in housing prices in other parts of the country suggest that we might have a very different standard of living elsewhere. I have friends who live all over the United States and Canada. Most seem to believe that my house is very expensive. I recently looked at a listing of louisville homes, which included some multifamily apartment buildings for a price that was less than our 20% down payment. I know that if we ever relocate to Louisville, we can live very comfortably.

Thank you for my new ASUS Tablet.

I use to take pictures of myself using my Samsung cell phone. Since, I use my cell phone to take pictures the battery it is not good anymore I charge 100% after few minutes of using it my cell phone will shut down by itself. I guess it is time to buy a new battery. However, since I only use my cell phone to take snapped pictures most of the time I did not order new battery yet. Because I used my new ASUS Tablet to take pictures and I like my new ASUS tablet so far.   

I took this picture yesterday while getting ready for my work out.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Are you ready for spring?

It is hard to believe that spring will be here in just a few weeks. I cannot say that winter has gone by quickly, because I know that we have done a lot over the past few months. It began with all the guests that we hosted over the holidays. Most notably, my mother in law was with us for over 5 weeks during the holiday season. Shortly after she went back home in early January, the snow started coming. I think we have had snow on the ground of our home constantly for nearly two months now. It seemed like just when the snow from one storm nearly melts; another storm would come and dump more snow. Our kids have probably missed nearly two weeks of school now, so I hope they are able to make-up the time without extending the school year.