Is It Really?

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for the little things in life that we often take for granted. I too take many things for granted, that's why I'm writing this today, to remind me to appreciate my surroundings more.

I never really noticed it, but when I did, I realised that the sky here in Melbourne is really blue. Snap a photo of the sky, be it a cloudless one or not, on a nice sunny day, the photo will turned out as if it was photoshopped, accentuating the blues. The blue will seem fake, as if too good to be true. The sky can't be that blue. But it just is.

The question is, is the sky here blue-er than the sky back home? To be honest, my memory of KL sky is a light shade of gray in the day, and a tinge of orange and yellow in the evenings and nights. The stars aren't so obvious in KL, unlike here in Melbourne. The sky in the suburbs here are even cleaner, I reckon. The different shades of blue are just on display for us all to see.

The sky is vast, yet it seems like a small matter that I guess it gets easy to overlook and appreciate its beauty.

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Through The Glass

It’s that time of year again. The festive season is around the corner. The Aussies have nothing else left to celebrate and Christmas is the closest event to look forward to, so the Christmas decorations have been put up, the sale is on and there are parties all over the place. It all started a month ago.

I just came back from an early Christmas party myself. Although it was held in the middle of the week, it was one of the best house parties I’ve been to simply because of the lovely company. There was plenty of laughter as we stuffed our faces in the delicious food.

All this brought me to the time of reflection again. It felt as if it was just yesterday that I arrived in Melbourne. I didn’t know many people then and I didn’t know my way around. It’s been a year plus now and I too can be a Melbourne city guide. I’ve found a family here and made friendships that mean the world to me. I’ve also got to enjoy the road trips and the outings with my awesome family.

This year has been amazing. I’ve learnt how much life has to offer. God has poured out His blessings on me although there were many times that I didn’t even see or notice it. But now that I reflect upon the year that just went by, I realised how blessed and fortunate I’ve been. The fact that I’m in Melbourne itself is a miracle.

I’ve seen so many great gigs from all kinds of genres at so many different venues. I’ve got to work at top notch venues as a live engineer. I’ve got to work with great bands both in the studio and live, and I’ve learnt so much for all the different individuals I’ve met, from ARIA winning producers/audio engineers to the top publicist in Australia.

As the year approaches a closing, it doesn’t mean it’s going to slow down for me. If anything, it’ll only get more fast paced. I’m looking forward to the gigs lined up back in KL! There’s also a lot to do with the band. Photo shoots, rehearsals, recording and simply catching up. It’s gonna be awesome!
There are a million and one things I’ve set up to do as well in KL. Besides the gigs, I want to spend time with my family of course, all my friends or as they Aussies say, “mates”, go shopping heaps and load up on nasi lemak, teh tarik, char koay tiaw, rojak, chicken rice and the list goes on!
I just had the feeling that I needed to write this now, although this kinda post is more suitable for a December 31st-like post. I mean, who knows, I might not even get a chance to blog from home?
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Mixing @ The Evelyn Hotel

These are some pictures of the Midas Verona I worked with at The Evelyn when I mixed SS Pecker. It was awesome mixing on this desk as the faders are super sensitive. The pre-amps are just sweet as! Great console to work with.

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Home In December

I should have posted this earlier, but I've been real busy of late. So busy that I've been running close to an empty tank. Anyway, it's still not all that late for it anyway.
As some of you may know, I'll be coming back to KL in the first week of December. I'll be back till Chinese New Year, so we'll have to catch up okay? I would be playing gigs as well and I'll keep you guys updated on that. If you need a band to play for an event, or if you have any leads to gigs for us to play, please feel free to put us on the bill!
Looking forward to it already! See you in December!

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Phillip Island

This post is going to be picture heavy, so it may take a little while to load up all the pictures. These pictures were taken during the Phillip Island trip last Saturday.

The pictures below were taken at Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

This Pelican was posing for us at San Remo, at the Pelican feeding area

These animals were also found in the Heritage Farm

According to the chart, this little black lamb doesn't have a name yet. It was fearless and very friendly. I didn't know these animals were so comfortable with humans around.
Tiger The Goat was a rockstar! He was posing everywhere, knowing his pictures will be taken.

Then we headed to the Koala Conservation Centre, which was a little disappointing at first because there were so few Koalas. But as we explored the park more, we found that there were slightly more Koalas around and they put up a good show for us. Koalas usually sleep around 20 hours a day and we were really fortunate they were up and about when we where there.

This Koala here even posed for me. The moment I snapped the picture, she looked away.

Next up was the Nobbies. There were heaps of seals here, but we had to use a scanner to view them as they were really far out.

This was the highlight of the trip. Penguin Parade!

It was freezing while we waited on the beach for the penguins to come home. The penguins only began to come ashore when it was dark.
In their burrows

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...And Away We Go

We're growing older each day. We should be getting closer to our dreams, if age had anything to do with it. But as we grow older, the dreams just keeps getting further and more out of reach. Yes, through time, as we look back lots of the dreams were achieved and new ones were born. I think that as people grow older, they slowly lose their ability to dream. Dream big, that is.

I was up by five this morning. I'm going on a road trip in an hour's time and I'm just super excited. It's seven now by the way. I always get excited before a road trip or just a trip to anywhere really, since I was a kid. Plane ride, boat ride, car ride, it doesn't matter. I'm just stoked.

When I was a kid, whenever I'd be away from my home more than a four days to a week, I'd return home and go, "hey, I forgot how this house looks and feels like. It's good to be home". Ever felt like that?

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The Red

This was a coulple of months back when I first got my haircut. How emo is that? Haha!

Oi, where did all the wine go?

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