Thursday, May 25, 2017

Being gay - the last 24 hours

Two sides to a coin?

In Taipei, Taiwan, supporters hug each other during a rally after Taiwan's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.


And over in Jakarta, an Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia.



Source: MSN

Thursday, April 27, 2017

24 hours ago

The world of Internet has given us the chance to have a glimpse of what's going on around the world. I just stumbled upon images that Reuters captured in the last 24 hours. Let me share a few of them.

We start with Indonesia. This one shows Punk community members dance during a punk music festival in Bandung, Indonesia West Java province.

And in the Philippines, a girl takes part in a local Lenten ritual called "Moriones" in Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines.

A stuntman rides a motorcycle inside the "Well of Death" attraction during a fair in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Further afield in Europe, the Borussia Dortmund team bus is seen after an explosion near their hotel before their Champions League quarter-final first leg game against AS Monaco in Dortmund, Germany.

A crow flies towards a tree in a blooming rapeseed field on a spring morning in Vufflens-la-Ville near Lausanne, Switzerland.

And back to this part of the world, Reuters has this shot of the sun set in Pyongyang, North Korea.



Well, hope you've had a pleasant enough 24-hours-ago. Would you like to share it? Use the Comments below.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar

If you are in the market for a guitar, an acoustic-electric guitar I mean, here's one to check out, gibson hummingbird pro at guitarcenter.com.

First introduced in 1960 as Gibson's earliest square-shoulder dreadnought guitar it has evolved into the Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic-electric guitar, touted as a true legend of acoustic instruments, a favorite among legends like Gram Parsons and Keith Richards.


Let's take a look at the features of this legend of a guitar:

Features
•Body style: Square shoulder dreadnought
•Solid Sitka spruce top
•Solid mahogany back and sides
•1930s Gibson X-bracing pattern
•Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
•Rosewood bridge
•Dovetail neck-to-body joint bonded with hide glue
•25-1/2" scale
•Vintage Gibson 1960s thin line neck profile
•No. of frets: 21/14 open
•Fingerboard inlays: Split parallelogram
•Nut width: 1.68"
•Binding: White
•Rosette: Parallel rings
•Bridge: Rosewood
•Pickguard: Tortoise
•Finish: Vintage sunburst (nitrocellulose)
•Tuners: Grovers Rotomatics
•Electronics: L.R. Baggs Element ES
•Case: Hardshell

Unfortunately this piece of musical beauty only ships to the United States. So if you are in the US and looking to acquire a Gibson Hummingbird Pro Acoustic Electric Guitar, you are in a sweet spot. Do check it out!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ed Sheeran guitar available at Musician's Friend

Regular readers of this blog would have noticed that I blog occasionally about musical instruments and stuff relating to music.

Are you a fan of Ed Sheeran? Want to own a guitar that's related to this talented artiste? Here's your chance to own an ed sheeran guitar available at Musicians Friend.

Musicians Friend has a really extensive range of musical instruments and parts. But don't just take my word for it. Check out the website.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1Malaysia Development Bhd Saga continues..

A pretty picture..

Recognise the gentleman in the picture? Never mind the lady though she's the newly-crowned Model of the Year. This post is about him.


If 1MDB comes to mind, I'm not surpried. I read just now that The U.S. Is Preparing to Charge a Leading Figure in Malaysian Scandal.

The article says..

U.S. authorities intend to file criminal charges against a financier in connection with an international scandal rooted in Malaysia that they believe could be one of the largest financial frauds ever, according to people familiar with the matter.

The scandal involves a state fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, and the focus of the criminal investigation is Jho Low, a flamboyant financier the U.S. Justice Department portrayed in civil asset-seizure lawsuits last July as central to an alleged plot to siphon billions of dollars from the fund.


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