The Beauty of Music

Posted by abie on 11:11 AM in
Since there was no electricity and we don’t want to stress ourselves too much from worrying because of the flood, we just put out our musical instruments and we drown our fears in a song while we are all stranded in our house.

My cousin started playing the guitar and we all sing along with him. We even played the name that tune song and even the kids participated and had fun. It would have been nice if we can use our affordable turntables from guitar center, but since there is no electricity, acoustic music will do the trick.

Our family is really music lovers and music always plays an important role in our lives. The flooding that we experience a few days ago was something new to us and we are glad that we were able to surpass that ordeal with the company of each other accompanied by good music.


Success of Bela's Rock Star Concert Party Courtesy of Dear Hubby

Posted by abie on 9:50 AM in ,
This is hubby the night after Bela’s party:
He was so dead tired after the party that he went to bed, without even changing to his night clothes, as soon as we reached home as he has the main man in-charge during Bela’s party. When we were still in the planning stage for Bela’s Rockstar party, we have been arguing as he was really pushing that we will not rent a styro backdrop for the stage, but instead, he will do the stage décor himself.

His idea was to use a projector to make it look like an LED wall and he and my brother-in-law will create additional props for the stage décor. Hubby and my brother-in-law did not sleep the night before the party as they are still finishing the props that they need.

On the day of the party, hubby was the jack-of-all-trades doing carpentry, installing the projector, decorating the stage, testing the tascam dr 07 and all.

But I guess he is not Superman and he can only do too much with the little time that he has. I got a bit worried that they will not be able to finish their project, there have been times that we had been quarrelling about it and I was at my highest stress level on the day of the party as I watch them cram to finish everything. But all in all, I can say that all the stress is all worth it as hubby and brother-in-law again delivered and they have succeeded in transforming the party venue into a concern scene. We have received a lot of praises about it from all our family and friends who attended Bela's party.

Thanks to my husband Howell, who I know would not let me stop him as he really wants to do this for his princess. And my hats off to him as I know what he did were unbelievable. All of this he found the strength and the energy to finish, all because of her love for her daughter and I thank God for giving me a husband like him.


12 Rocking Group Sessions of Music or Dance from Academy of Rock

Posted by abie on 9:30 PM in
Have you seen this promo from Deal Grocer for a 12 group session of music or dance at Academy of Rock:

This voucher is available for only P5,760 instead of P7,200 and it includes 12 group sessions at Academy of Rock for Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals or Dance.

Academy of Rock is the newest music school in Rockwell, which is a franchise from Singapore, and they are the only school in the Philippines that specializes in rock and popular music. Their teachers are the best in the industry and I remember my friend mentioned that her son’s drum instructor is the drummer of a popular local band.

This promo is such as steal as it sums up to only P480 per session. So get your skb mixer cases at guitar center or your guitar or your dancing shoes and don’t miss this great promo of Academy of Rock from Deal Grocer.


Celebrating our 9th

Posted by abie on 9:28 PM in , ,
Last January 29, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. I can’t believe time flies that fast. I can still remember when hubby and I were still preparing for our wedding and now here we are. We were able to stick with each other for 9 years. LOL.

We did not have any big celebration. What is important for us is that we are together on that day and we have spent some quality time together even if it is just for a couple of hours. We left home early and we went to our favorite out of town getaway, Tagaytay. It was an impromptu decision. We actually had reservations at Vikings but hubby decided to take a long drive. I did not even know where to eat as hubby like to try a new restaurant.

Thanks to my viber friends as they were able to give me suggestions in an instant and so we ended up eating at Steaktown at Lake House Hotel and we just enjoyed our sumptuous steak:

I am really thankful to God for giving me hubby and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but with him.


Rock Star Stage Decor

Posted by abie on 11:10 PM in
After attending Sandy’s Rock Star party last Saturday, hubby now has an additional inspiration for the DIY Stage backdrop project that he is working on with SIL’s brother. Just look at the Styro Backdrop during Sandy’s party:

Photo Credit: Jojo Francisco
From what I understand, hubby wants to get a real esp guitar at musicians friend, amplifiers, drum set, guitars, big speakers and the like as the décor for the stage. I told him that we need to lessen our expenses as I did not allot a big budget for the stage decoration but he said that I should leave it up to him. He said that having the real equipment on stage would serve two purposes: One is that it will act as the 3D décor of the stage and second, we can even use the instruments and equipments during the program.

What we are aiming is to create a Rock Star concert scene for the stage so I am hoping that whatever plan hubby has, it better be good as the stage is the focus of the program and will really help create the look and theme that we want to achieve.

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