Friday, February 10, 2017

Want to travel to Japan and SEA Countries on a Cruise?

The National Youth Commission announces the start of the annual search for youth goodwill ambassadors who will join this year’s Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP).

Now on its 44th year, the SSEAYP is a flagship program of NYC. It is an annual cultural exchange program that started in 1974 as a joint statement between ASEAN Member States and Japan. Participated by young people from these countries, the program’s objective is to promote friendship and mutual understanding among them and the local youth in their respective countries.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Have Musician Friends

1.  You may have a talent in music that you have yet to discover. Having muscian friends can help you unlock that potental. They can guide you in choosing the best gears to start with. Or you yourself is already playing an instrument. Your musiccian friends can help you hone that talent.

2. Having musician friends means always having someone with a unique taste to enrich your playlist. You do not have to rely on radios that usually fill your playlist with whatever that is popular.

3. Having musician friends means having instant entertainment all the time. You can't possibly get bored when in the company of people who can provide live entertainment any time.

4. Musician friends live for emotions and feelings. That means you can be honest with them with your truest self. Who knows, your story can inspire them to write a song or a melody. 

5. They will teach you living life in the moment. Musicians feel deeply. They have a grasp of reality that is different from regular people. Thus, having them around makes life so much more liveable and interesting.

Two Famous Guitars I Covet

In the world of music, an artist's  instrument can become as icinic as he is. It's like the guitar becomes one as the artist that one cannot exist without the other. The choice of guitar conveys much of the artist's personality. It is an extension of himself.

Let's take two famous guitars in history that I covet:
Prince’s “Cloud” which was originally custom-built by Minneapolis luthier David Rusan in 1983, the guitar was featured prominently in Prince’s Purple Rain film. Though some fans might argue in favor of his symbol guitar, the Cloud just looks sexier, more like something a regular musician might actually want to play.
Kurt Cobain’s Fender Jag-Stang had a fair share of guitars played throughout the band’s career, a couple of the Fender models he played tend to stand out: the Jaguar and the Mustang. Rather than having to pick either one of those, it’s only natural to feature the Jag-Stang, Cobain’s very own combination of both guitars. As the story goes, Kurt designed the guitar himself via a montage of polaroid photos.
It is clear that choosing the right guitar is important. But where do you look? You can start by searching for a reputable guitar store. Some even offer classes to help you in your craft.