Woolies Adventure

Our personal computer isn’t fixed yet. We brought it to the computer repair shop earlier but there was no available motherboard. Then the CPU package that we were about to purchase was also out of stock. And since I didn’t have my laptop with me while I was in Batangas, I just used my aunt’s desktop.

I updated my blogs quickly and sent emails to some clients. Once I was done with important stuff, I played Woolies Adventure.

It’s a cute game and almost the same as Tumble Bugs. This one seems to be less challenging for me though. But I still played it because the Woolies are so cute! Reminds me of Ewoks.

I finished all stages so the Woolies were able to passed through the gate of heavens…

Woolies Adventure
Woolies Adventure

This would be an ideal game for kids! My siblings love it, too especially my youngest sister.

What Kind of Guitar Does Dan Auerbach Play?

Thirty-two-year-old American musician Daniel Quine Auerbach, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for the Akron, Ohio-based blues/rock duo the Black Keys, was first drawn to the blues as a kid listening to his father’s vinyl LPs. If you want to know the kind of Guitar that Dan played… keep reading.

Becoming fully infatuated by the likes of David “Junior” Kimbrough, Robert Johnson, and Robert Lee “R. L” Burnside while in college, Daniel dropped out of school to hone his craft, joining a band called The Barnburners before forming the Black Keys in 2001 with drummer/producer Patrick Carney.

Soon after releasing their debut album, The Big Come Up in early 2002–which spawned two EP singles: the blues standard “Leavin’ Trunk” and the innovative Lennon/McCartney composition “She Said, She Said”–listeners began taking notice of the duo’s old-school, raw garage band sound.  (“I’ll Be Your Man” from their first album would later be used as the theme for the HBO series Hung, while “Breaks” was featured in the 2008 British Guy Ritchie crime film RocknRolla.)

At first compared to The White Stripes, “but with more ‘oomph’ and more of a fleshed-out full-tilt boogie sound,” music reviewers became intrigued by the duo’s ability to shift from blues to funk to soul, with Auerbach’s range of style likened to Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore, Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell.  Before long, fans and fellow musicians started paying closer attention to Auerbach and his “triplofonic” guitar.

After recording seven albums with the Black Keys from 2002 to 2008, Auerbach released his debut solo album, Keep It Hid in early 2009 on Nonesuch Records.  Though recruiting six additional musicians for this project, Daniel showcased his talents on not just guitar and vocals, but flexed his remarkable multi-instrumental muscles by playing drums and keyboards with equal fire and excitement.

BBC reviewer Jaime Gill compared the “shuddering, multi-tracked guitars” on “Broken, in Disrepair,” on this album, to Johnny Marr’s famous virtuoso performance on “How Soon Is Now,” and characterized the guitar work on “Mean Monsoon” as “sizzling,” writing: “Keep It Hid proves Auerbach’s extravagant musical abilities and his encyclopedic knowledge of the blues beyond any doubt.”  Of course, blues players from all over the world wanted know how this gifted musician produces his classic sound.

Fender Modern Player Tele Bass, Butterscotch Blonde

Fender Modern Player Tele Bass, Butterscotch Blonde

According to his official website, Auerbach’s growing arsenal of electric guitars includes:

  • · Fender “Jerry Donahue” Telecaster
  • · Harmony Stratotone H47
  • · Harmony H77 with Bigsby
  • · Harmony H78 3-pickup Hollow body
  • · Harmony Heath TG-46
  • · Harmony Rocket
  • · Gibson Firebird VII
  • · 70′s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
  • · 60′s Gibson SG Junior
  • · 60’s Supro Martinique
  • · Silvertone U1
  • · Rickenbacker 360
  • · Ibanez “lawsuit era” white SG copy
  • · Ibanez Rocket Roll [Flying V copy]
  • · National Map (vintage)
  • · Tiesco Del Rey SS-4L

Happy Day!

No matter how tired you are, if you are happy, you won’t really mind. I just wanted to share that I really feel fulfilled each time I accomplished lots of things. And yesterday was one of those fulfilling days!

After having a good sleep and prepping up for a while, my boyfriend and I went to SM Centerpoint to meet up with Kuya ST for the MTG cards. It was supposed to be quick and smooth but we ended up with a long and entertaining conversation. Haha. Why not? We were discussing some Magic: The Gathering stuff – strategies, latest craze and what not. Kuya ST and Babu were having a serious talk. Kidding!

While listening to the two guys who were busy exchanging ideas, I saw MJ passed by so I called him out. Lol. He was my officemate and its been a while since I last saw him. After exchanging some belated greetings, he headed to where he was supposed to be going.

When we finally wrapped up things with Kuya ST, we headed to SM Department store to buy gifts for the kids – Lucian and Selphie. Thanks goodness! We didn’t spend much time in shopping. We’ve found the ideal gifts for them! McQueen for Lucian and Hello Kitty for Selphie. Easy!

We were late for the kiddie program at Lucian’s Lightning Mcqueen themed party. It’s just for the kids, anyway. Lol. We still made it for early dinner.

Happy 4th Birthday Lucian!

Once there were only few visitors left, we had the time to bond with Rei & KC’s family. Lucian just turned four and he’s still cute and polite. Such a nice kid.

We had another round of spaghetti plus coffee before we left.

Happy day!

Definitely A Good Night!

While watching anime from late night ’til dawn, I just realized that it was raining heavily. And this made me sleepy. The weather was so nice for a good night sleep. It was kinda cold and the thought of snuggling with my boyfriend made me smile. I don’t need heated vest to keep me warm… His hugs and kisses are enough!

So that’s it for now! Gotta hit the sack with him. Good night everyone!

Post-Christmas Fulfillment

I spent my Christmas with my boyfriend and his family. Everything went out as planned. Then I’ll be with my own family on the New Year’s eve while he’ll just drop by the next morning. Cool arrangement! Sweet!

I think this is the simplest Christmas celebration we ever had. One of the saddest, too. We started off with prayers on the 24th since it was his mom’s 40th day of passing. I missed his mom. Of course we all do.

After a short family gathering, we attended the 8PM mass. We headed home after that and waited for the clock to strike at 12. Noche Buena was kinda different without her mom who usually greeted us cheerfully before anybody does.

We received lots of greetings from other people through SMS and Facebook. And just before we sleep, we watched few more anime.

Here come’s the tiring part… Christmas is over so it’s time for general cleaning!

We changed curtains and bed sheets, wiped out dirt from ceiling and mopped the floor, cleaned electric fans, rearrange things and do lots of household chores. Pretty exhausting! And as we moved the bed around the room to clean each corner and the underneath, we found lots of stuff that we’ve never seen before. Rather, the things they have been looking for. Old shoes, Playstation, drawing materials, dividers, etc. There are also lots of collectible items that have been boxed such as books, anime cards and gashapon. I wonder if one of the family members is also into collecting custom challenge coins. All I know is that her mom has a great collection of mail stamps.

Box full or surprises

Keeping things in order...

We threw away some of the things that they’ll no longer need. This happens a lot when you do general cleaning. You tend to find old but interest stuff… and as you keep cleaning, it becomes tiresome.

But it was so fulfilling to see a clean and organized room! Now that everything’s in the right place, it’s time for anime marathon!