Thursday, April 29, 2010
Epiphone Les Paul Special II

Okay...
So I have been contemplating about this for while now
As much as my beloved Yamaha Pacifica is my first guitar
The truth is..
It can't do the stuff I want it to do )=
If you guys know me..
I actually love guitar because of certain influences
Influences like Avenged Sevenfold, Sum41,
They make us of distortion, harmonic pinches
Heavy metals stuff, shredding, solo-ing
Melodic Lead, such as Neil Zaza, Slash(okay he is pretty heavy), Jerry C, Funtwo
Yeah those are the type of music (that guitars can make) that I like
I don't mind the occasional Blues, and Jazz as well

And finally, I have made my decision
I'm going to take shredding, solo classes
(after my exams of course.. oh that glorious-exam-free-moment)
And knowing that my current Pacifica can't actually handle that type of sound
I decided to ask around and make some inquiries

It all started when I saw this post on LYN
K so from that post, I got to his blogshop
And I saw this post
Well this deadeyes guy don't post his prices online
Perhaps maybe to give a better offer?
I don't know.. That is his business lol

So anyhow..
I got pretty interested with the Ibanez GRX70DXj Jumpstart Kit
It comes with everything you need to start playing!
I dropped him an email asking for the price
Well actually I sorta gave up already
I thought the price would somehow exceed RM1k (beyond my budget)
At that time I was thinking of second hand guitars (of course quality ones la)
Being an Ibanez I know it's quality wont go much wrong
I dropped him an email stating that I was interested
And that I have a budget,
And (Possibly the turning point) told him what sort of music style I was into

He replied me stating the price for the Jump start kit was actually only
GUESS!
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RM 8xx (I x-ed out the figure because I'm not sure if he wants everybody to know the price)
*boy I was excited at the figure
Even if it was just a jumpstart kit ( Ibanez guitars won't go wrong )

If you want one.. go to that link and drop him a comment
Don't bring out my name please (=
Not only that, he told me to give him my budget
He would try to find a good shredding/heavy jam type guitar which suits that budget range
I mean wow...
I thought uh okay.. heck pretty good..
I'll just give him my budget (which was between RM700-RM800)

That and he replied with this 2 models
An Ibanez GRG170DX,
And
An Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Needless to say I googled those models immediately
He told me the Ibanez would be good for shredding
The Les Paul would better for heavy stuff/and shredding to a certain extent
Needless to say the Les Paul was more expensive (=
By RM50..
(and that gap has since closed.. to how much I won't tell)
(lets just say I'm pretty happy with the figure)
-Still within the RM700 range tho-

The Ibanez grg170dx
(actually looks better IMO.. more rockish)
Very Strat-like
Too bad he has no black or white
(the color influenced me a little too)


The Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Doesn't look too bad actually
Very solid (according to reviews)




White Out Of Stock FML .________.




Long story short
Reviews Reviews and more Reviews
*lotsa good reviews for the LP..for that price range.. unbeatable
so they say
Seeking opinions from two friends
(I know I should have asked some one more pro =p but meh)
In the end I opt to go with the Les Paul
(Although I do hope the Special II GT was more affordable )

And I have since bank in the RM100 deposit
(yes only RM100!)
This is my first time doing this online
Pretty nervous
I shall tell you if this turns out good
If not.. its an expensive lesson
But at the moment.. everything seems good
Legit? Yes

Again, if I have the option,
I'd recommend for you to go to the shop personally
Test out the guitar for yourself
(not that I'm not going to but I mean.. its safer sorta)
C.O.D will be this Saturday
I can pay the balance once I'm happy with the guitar and all
*I'll let you know if he is a good seller or not when I get my guitar (=

Will write a review on the Les Paul another day
As for now..

List of things to do!

1) The Guitar
2) Finish the bloody Exam
3) Enroll into a short term shredding/solo class
4) Get a DS-7 or something similar Pedal
5) Mod the guitar a little (lower bridge/strings etc)

Next: Review of the Epiphone Les Paul Special II

*I bet my parents will personally strangle me after reading this
** I hope not to the point of death .__________.

p.s- If you're wondering why I don't just go for that jump start kit?
That's because
1) It is a beginners guitar (sucky pickup etc)
2) Won't handle much more rock stuff than my Pacifista (also a starters guitar)
*well it would handle it better than the Pacifista of course
*so if you guys are new to this, and interested, I'd say go for this package
3) Reviews put the Ibanez grg170dx and the Epiphone LP SP II to be more of a advanced/starter player..
(1st leap into serious jamming crap)

More or less that (=
Love the Les Paul reviews btw
Everything I saw, read, heard even sounds solid and good
Maybe won't be that when it's in my hands
But hey I'm learning =D

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
10 more Days

10 More Days..
fml....
T________T

I need a sponge as a brain now
So I can absorb whatever I read




and oh..
The iPod is not sold yet
T_T
FML

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
[WTS] Apple iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation 4 GB!

Item: Apple IPod Shuffle 3rd Generation 4GB

Package includes: * iPod shuffle 4GB
* Apple Earphones with Remote (no mic)
* iPod shuffle USB cable
* Quick Start guide

Price: RM 260 (or best price..still can nego.. we slowly nego)RM250 Firm (already reduced price lol)
Outside Price = RM299 (not yet taxed I think)

Warranty: "Every iPod comes with complimentary, single-incident telephone
technical support within 90 days of your iPod purchase.
In addition, your iPod, its rechargeable battery,
and all included accessories are covered against defects
for one year from the original purchase date
by a limited hardware warranty."
*This is taken from their website... *


Therefore this iPod Shuffle should have AT LEAST:

*60 more days of single Telephone Tech Support
*About 11 months of limited hardware warranty from Apple itself

Apple Care Protection Plan (different from the warranty)
Can be bought at Apple Store



Dealing method:COD in KL/Cheras/Sri Petaling Only
(or if you have a specific place depends where.. will try make it happen ^^)

Location of seller:KL

Contact method/details:SMS 016-6200360 (serious buyers only thank you )
(Or leave a comment/msg at the side cbox)

Age of item:1 month max if not less
Reason for sale:Free Gift from Maxis after my mum bought an iPhone -___-
Do not need another IPod Shuffle


Piccies!

Bundle

Guide book

Remote (no mic) attached to earphones

Shiny Silver






So what are you guys waiting for?
This iPod Shuffle is waiting for you!
Hurry =D
p/s- pictures taken with Canon Digital Ixus 75

(I still think the images are very nice for such an old model)
Canon Ixus FTW!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Distraction D=

I'm Studying.....
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Ohh.. Lookies... A Choki-Choki


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My house too many distraction dy..
FML -_____________________-




Aihhh so kyute....
Not me la.. my baby smelly Tiffie
Baby Girl kacau us sleep
FML -________________-

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It's Times Like These

It's Time Like These
That Heavy Metal Speaks

Sum 41 No reason

How can we fake this anymore? (anymore)
We turn our backs away and choose to just ignore (choose to just ignore)
(Some Say) Some say it's ignorance
It makes me feel some innocence
(some Say)It takes away a part of me
But I won't let go,

Tell me,why can't you see it's not the way (not the way)
When we all fall down it will be too late
Why is there no reason we can't change? (No Reason)
When we all fall down who will take the blame
Who will it take

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Corea!

Yes..
Had Korean food tonight
My mum belanja-ed us =D

I sorta miss Korea and its weather =s
I want to go back there )=

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Friday, April 16, 2010
Sexay Lips



Ohai..
I think I have Sexay Lips D=



seriously la..
The stupid sides cracked when I was sick
Now its reddish abit
Kinda like when a lady didn't apply her lipstick properly

Anybody knows any cure to normalize this shit? =s

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Facebook Mania!

Guess what my girlfriend said today

4/14/2010
6:33:38 PM
Joanne ♥ Josiah
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
i hate u josiah lim
4/14/2010
6:33:42 PM
Joanne ♥ Josiah
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
super hate u
4/14/2010
6:33:45 PM
Joanne ♥ Josiah
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
uber hate u
4/14/2010
6:33:46 PM
Joanne ♥ Josiah
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
herhhh
4/14/2010
6:33:56 PM
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
Joanne ♥ Josiah
apa?
4/14/2010
6:33:57 PM
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
Joanne ♥ Josiah
=_=
4/14/2010
6:34:09 PM
Joanne ♥ Josiah
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
always dn wanna reply my comment
4/14/2010
6:34:11 PM
.Josh ♥ Joanne.
Joanne ♥ Josiah
you sure you hate me?


LoL

So yeah....
She said she "hates" me
For what?
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For not replying her comments on Facebook


Okay..
When I become the president
I shall ban Facebook ONCE and for ALL!

Facebook is an ultimate waste of time I'm telling you guys -_-
Facebook is also an ultimate ruin-er of life
Let me give you an example



You certainly do not want that do you?

Or what about this?



Now can you see how Facebook-ing can get out of hand?

What if the President of the United States wakes up one day
Finds out that the President of Russia did not add him on Facebook?
Maybe President Obama will say something like

"I'm gonna nuke Russia because the president did not add me on FB"
Disaster!
World War 3 started Facebook style!

And this Southpark Video confirms what I want to say


south park Season 13 EPisode 4 Eat, Pray, Queef
Uploaded by nokianokia3131. - Watch feature films and entire TV shows.

Now go add your grandma on Facebook!




Oh and this guy is Kenneth Yeo lol!

edit abit-
That guy in the screenshot is not Kenneth la..
But the story almost same..
Kenneth better abit.. only 2 accounts =p

Just a nice screenshot =p

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Controversial post
What I can say is..
I stand by what I post lol

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Monday, April 12, 2010
A7X Dear God!

Why can't I play this song properly..
Whyyyyyyyyyyy
ARRRRRRRRR

haiiiiiiiz.......
K fine maybe solo cannot never mind..
But how come normal strumming also don't sound like it?
I can't sing the words in?

Dear God
Can You please give me a stroke of genius please?
Pretty please?
FML Epic Fail

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Exams and Assignments

Assignments marks are out
Now I have got a better idea what I need to do during the exams
Not Uber-ly Awesome great grades
But good enough (=

Now time to work hard for those papers!

I better not end up being disappointed at myself

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Booooo-LA!



And here comes Mr. Sore Throat To Make My Day
Oh while you're at it tormenting me
Why not add a dash of the flu and cough as well
Don't forget the dry lips on the way out yo


thankyousooomuch
-_______________________-




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Thursday, April 8, 2010
Feeling better now

Finally feeling better..
Managed to get food into my system
Thanks to my parents and baby girl for the support

from the period of my last post to this post
Those days were hell
Really....


Can't wait to get back on track with my studies
3 more weeks till finals
And I have an uphill battle to gain a 60 % average
I have to do this
Wish me luck

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Sunday, April 4, 2010
Being Sick

Being Sick is No Fun At All!

Temperatures reach 39.5 degrees this afternoon
Yesterday whole body was aching
Today my taste buds died on me
And I'm feeling hungry after 1 whole day without food )=

Not to mention I have class from 1-6 tomorrow
1 essay on Mortgages not done.. fml

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Friday, April 2, 2010
We now have 2!

We now have 2!
Yes 2!
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Ok ok.. 2 what?


We now have 2 piece of Legislation
Which allows the Police to detain us without trial
Awesome or not?

Consider this..

You were walking down the streets one fine day
The weather is fine
The day is bright and good
You've just won Rm200 from the local radio station
Your girlfriend bought you lunch
And then suddenly 2 men approaches you

As they approach
You suddenly felt a sense of uneasiness
Something was about to happen
Something big..

As you hasten your steps
You noticed that they too had hasten theirs
"What the hell?" You think to yourself
Suddenly their hurried steps broke into a sprint
RIGHT AT YOU!

They ram you to the ground
Handcuffed you
And told you that you are under arrest for suspected drug possession
Back at the station
You are denied of your basic human rights
No right to legal aid, denied access to a lawyer
You're told that

i) You are under remand for 60 days
ii) After 60 days, the remand can be extended to 2 years!

*WHAT THE BLEEP?*
2 Friggin Years?
WTH?

iii) And after 2 years... It can be extended AFTER

Bear in mind that it can happen
EVEN IF the police has NOT a single proof
and
You won't get to defend yourself in the court of law


How would you like that?
__________________________
No this ain't no April Fools Joke..
This is real...
The 2 pieces of legislation are;

1) The infamous ISA
2) The Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985

And no its not some far fetched story
It COULD happen to you!
It could be that there is someone with connections with the police out to set you up
Total bullshit eh?
Without further ado
Here is an article from Artharun


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The Utter Tyranny of Detention Without Trial - a very true and recent story

Most of you may have read that Azean Irdawaty's son, Benjy, was recently arrested for apparently in possession of 800grams of cocaine, and 140grams of methamphetamine. If true, that would make him a presumed trafficker under our law. The death sentence would be staring at his face.

However, they only charged him with being in possession of 0.24grams of metaphetamine. What happened to the 800 grams of cocaine? And 139.76 grams of metaphetamine which he supposedly have?

To top it up, today, the Star reported that the "powder" found was not cocaine after all!

After bail was granted, he was re-arrested under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985. This Act is the drug version of the ISA. It allows detention without trial.

In addition, Amer Hamzah, his lawyer, was manhandled by the police. Lawyers are planning a protest walk tomorrow.

Read Benjy's story as told by his sister, Elza.

On March 11th, he was arrested at his apartment's parking lot in Segambut. Police brought him to an apartment he rented in Kepong, and after entering, claimed that in that residence, he possessed 800grams of cocaine, and 140grams of methamphetamine, and accused him of processing and trafficking, putting him under the risk of being charged under Section 39B, which carries the death penalty.

On March 12th he was remanded for 7 days. When my parents inquired if we can engage a lawyer, the Investigation Officer told us "No need".

On March 17th, after our family waited more than an hour, we were allowed to see him for the very first time, under supervision.

Again my mother asked if we should get him a lawyer, again the I.O advised against it, claiming "Lawyer tak boleh buat apa-apa sekarang. Buang duit je. (Lawyer can't do anything now. It's simply a waste of money)."

On March 18th, his remand was extended another 7 days. The magistrate inquired why there was no lawyer present for him, and whether he was made aware he had the right to a counsel of his choice. He replied "No." Therefore, he requested for one, and only nine hours later, did the I.O call to inform my mother, who promptly engaged Amer Hamzah Arshad. But the very next day, the police used their Executive authority under Section 28A that vetoed his right to a counsel. All requests made by our lawyer to visit him was denied.

Only after we complained to SUHAKAM, did the police allow Amer to visit him.

On the last day of his remand. After the investigations were concluded. For only 15 minutes.

On March 25th, he was brought to court, and charged under Section 12(2) for possession of 0.24grams of metaphetamin in his Segambut residence. Nothing the police claimed they found in the Kepong residence, the cocaine and shabu that was "already packaged to be distributed" or the so called "cocaine processing mini-lab" was brought to court.

Because there WAS none.

He was released on bail. A trial date was set. He was so close to being free, and seeing his 4 year old son again.

But as he was signing the papers of his release, the Plainclothes were outside waiting.

Not two steps after he came out of the bail department, without any explanation, they re-arrested him. Amer was restrained from protecting him, and only after Amer repeatedly asked them to show their I.D, did they do so. Still, no explanation was given to the family. We were merely told to go to the Headquarters and speak to Inspector Kang. The same guy who claimed my brother possessed the cocaine they NEVER found.

He never saw us, he was "in a meeting." He wasn't too occupied to give the press a statement, but was unavailable to see us.

We were told by the new I.O for this case, and the DSP (the guy who signed the papers denying my brother the right to a counsel) that they are detaining him for 60 days under the Special Preventive Measures Act (LPK), after which, they could further detain him for 2 years if found guilty.

Guilty according to THEM. For under this act, it is a detention without trial, like the Internal Security Act. Any information gathered from "witnesses" and "investigations" will never be disclosed to him or his lawyer, or the court. He will also not be able to defend himself against any allegations. Under this act, he will never have his day in court.

On March 25th, my brother, Ben, was denied his Constitutional rights.

For 2 weeks, our family went through hell. Sleepless nights, press waiting outside our door, Ben had asthma attacks after the police delayed themselves in acquiring the requested medication for 3 days, Mama, who is a cancer patient herself, suffered chest pains and lost her voice.

We felt it was all worth it, for we would be able to have him back.

But now, a new nightmare has begun.

Whether or not Ben is guilty, should not be for the Police to decide. If they HAD the evidence to strengthen their warrant for re-arrest, why was it not brought to court? Why is Ben not given a chance to defend himself? How can we ever know the authenticity of these so called witnesses and their statements? If there were ANY to begin with?

Under this act, I could simply be caught for any crimes of drug offences the police accuse me of, because they can claim they have enough information (even if they have absolutely nothing) and detain me. For 60 days, for 2 years, and even EXTEND it after.

Acts like this and the ISA are licenses for ARBITRARY arrest and detention. Anytime. Anywhere. Anybody.

My family and Amer will not back down. We will fight for Ben's right. We will speak up for all of those who were silenced before us, who will be silenced hereafter.

But we seek your help. In any way at all, help us fight this. Re-post this, write on your blogs, write to your local representative, to our newspapers, and together we shall use our voice, our art, our space, to stand up not just for Ben, but for all our rights.

Liberty is a Constitutional right. It's time to get it back.

I have said it many times and I will say it again. Detention without trial is inhuman, unjust and is an affront to civil society. It causes more damage than the damage which it is designed to avert.

And it breeds abuse. And laziness on the part of our authorities. Why bother to investigate when the so called "bad guys" could be detained without trial?

The above story is but ONE of the thousands of untold stories about detention without trials.

It is but ONE of the agony, anguish and anger which is felt about this utterly uncivilised affront to fundamental liberties.

Do you all want this to happen to you or one of your family members?

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Good Friday To Everyone



Unlucky Friday
Black Friday
Whatever
Those Kinda Fridays Do NOT Exist


The only Friday which exists
Is

Good Friday

Remember God's Love
Remember How He Had
Poured It Out
Unconditionally
For Each Of Us
That We Might Be Saved
From The Bondage Of Sin


Happy Impending Easter
For He Has Risen!




I keep sinning and sinning
And each time
I look back
God is there all the time
Arms extended
That is when I turn and ran back to him
This scenario repeats
How I long to stay clean
Easier said than done
The mind is willing
The flesh is weak

Forgive me Lord

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