Going Back To My Roots

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Music is my life, I just proved that tonight, and I thought music is naturally one of my God-given talents. I cannot live without it, like it should be included in my daily basic needs. To feed my music needs, I have started playing the keyboard again, and been browsing the internet for fender mustang bass - as I believe playing the bass guitar would be a perfect fit for me, instead of playing the rhythm guitar. But first, let me perfect my keyboard skills, after all, my friendly neighbor is just on standby to teach me the bass when I am ready.

Attention Whoring

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I really don't get the idea of getting too much attention on social media. Some people will pose almost nude selfies, more skin, more pits, more everything that can get someone's attention and eventually spark up sexually induced conversation and gather more praises about how they look and how they came about their lives. It's like having a reality TV show on your own less the roving cameras and equipment. 

What do these people get from it? Assurance? Proofs that boosts their ego? I don't know. I just find it sick to the core. It is a disease.

Newest Man Crush from Latvia: Wlad Shatrowsky

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I only posted a very few crushes of mine in this blog, for instance, my admiration for Leandro Okabe was just recently considered to be a 'classic' taste -- as it has been more than 10 years since I posted about him and never heard from him anywhere in the internetz since.

I stumbled upon the Facebook page of Mister Global that was recently concluded in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I was mesmerized and starstruck with this guy, from Latvia, named Wlad Shatrowsky.  He may not won the pageant but he won our hearts and our minds.

Prepare you eyes for a feast:

(Photos grabbed from Mister Global 2017 Facebook Page)


Meet Wlad Shatrowsky.



According to my sources, Wlad is in his early 20's and a creative and art director of his own company doing performance art, aside from being a model. He speaks Latvian, Russian and English, and a native of Riga. He is currently a student of ISMA University. During his free time, he plays sports and does a little bit of photography. Looks, brains, talent, package - he is everything! 

Check out his Instagram and Twitter - I am sure you will be a follower when you see him on social media. He has this charm and charisma you just can't resist. He is also a "fitspiration" (fit+inspiration) to a few people, as based on his Instagram, he used to be a big boy before he successfully chiseled his body to perfection.

From Wlad Shatrowsky's Instagram


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That look. Oh Wlad!


That smile..


We see a great future ahead of you, Wlad - keep rocking! 
Me and my blog will be on alert for more of your career and success!


Twitter and Instagram: wladshatrowsky






Music Keeps Me Fine

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I am expressing my gratitude to music for keeping me sane over the past two-years in this remote island. Since I stepped foot here, I was involved in classical music, then months later we had a band that was busy for a year making British-punk rock covers. The band just ended and I have considered guitar center to find the next musical instrument I can work on, although I recently acquired a midi keyboard so I can still play music while the band is in long standing hiatus, as most of our band members are now back in the UK.

Kind Of A Welcome Back

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I am soon celebrating my second year in this far islands in the South Atlantic. So many things and lessons learned from my two-year stay and I am looking now at the possibility of settling down before I reach my 40's.

This blog has started when I was in my near 20's and I can't believe the fact that this blog still exists despite being very busy in my age. Over 10 years of blogging I guess it's time for me to reboot this one and make fresh changes.

Cheers to everyone!

Musical Post Again

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In the next four months, our bassist will leave the island for the UK. My music career / rock band life will soon be put to a temporary halt, and that gives me time to study and learn to play a new instrument, may it be the actual instrument or a portable instrument from guitar center keyboards shop. I have done this many times back in high school, and I have no problem doing "self-study" again. I'm sure there are loads of resources online to become a better amateur musician.

Happy To Be Back!

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It's been a loooong time since I wrote something here - I guess its time to make myself active on blogging again. This online journal has been on the web for more than 10 years and I guess its time to bring it back to the limelight like it was 10 years ago.

So many things has happened in my life and now I am in my early 30's - every bit of youth I have should be documented well. I have ventured into the arts, and then the outsourcing industry, and now the world of culinary arts. Soon I will join the education sector to inspire the younger generation.

I am writing this to thank the Heavens for answering my plea, most especially to St. Joseph for making my latest goal come to life.

Brass

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I always have this dream of playing at least one more musical instrument, aside from playing the piano in chords. This frustration of mine has led me to dream in my sleep about playing some difficult pieces of musical instrument. Last night I dreamed of playing in a brass band, I am not sure but it looked like I was playing a clarinet or a trumpet, but I am sure it was brass, complete with uniform and some accessories such as the lip guard mouthpiece to protect my mouth from the pressure of blowing such instrument. In my dream, I felt good playing the instrument because I was really good at it!

And So It Is

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After quite a long hiatus from blogging in this one, I am quite pleased to say that I am happy in general despite the fact that the Christmas season is coming. This is the season that we at the food service industry is dreading about - longer shifts, more events, more people, more kitchen preparation. There is more to this list of things we need to do in our careers at this time aside from other personal matters. Given this busy time, we strive to make our bodies strong and built to last until the season ends.

Music Scene Crash Course

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My band mates unleashed the inner rock star in me. Many of my friends know that I was made to sing classical music when I, out of boredom, joined the local choir. And since then, I managed to sing many classical pieces, back home and even here in the British territory islands.

When I started with the band, I never thought of having a PA system or considering a phonic amplifier in my list of things to get in order for me to survive the music scene. Being in a band is a lot of work and a lot of investment. So far, I'm loving it!

A New Beginning

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Band on hiatus.

Resigned from my first work in the Brit shores.

Beginning a new journey on a new work opportunity.

This is the start of good things and more good things to come. I am positive me and my new colleagues will deliver an outstanding and never-before-seen innovations in this island. Fresh, new, attractive, spectacular, and of course, innovative and well-made.

My decision to join this new business is both risky and exciting, and I am up for it. One life.

Post Rock Band Things

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March 2016 was a very beautiful and remarkable month for me. It was the time where my singing career went on full speed. I was a rock band singer.

I never thought I will embark on this kind of group thing where I will be a frontman, spend almost a thousand quid on midi to usb cable wires, microphones, and a full professional portable audio system and spend numerous hours rehearsing some classic Brit rock tunes from the late 70's to the early 90's. We managed to bank about 30 songs in a span of 6 months.


Sadly, the band had to be put on hiatus because our drummer left the island. On a good note, I am willing to travel to the UK and meet with the band, and play a couple of gigs while I'm on holiday next year. Universe, hear me.

I'm Back!

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After almost a year of blogging hiatus I am back with a vengeance!

In the coming days I will be in transition from my old job to a new job. Remember I spoke of this promising work opportunity a year ago and as it turns out the company is more of a slave mill or something? Well, I am finally doing my exit with them.

I just had the most difficult two months of my life in the Falkland Islands. I gladly accepted the backwards lifestyle of the community, the simplicity of life, and the inconsistencies in my work and life balance. I was never subjected to this type of stress which caused me palpitations and sleepless nights until I joined this island company.

Despite the negative experiences, I am still thankful for the opportunity, for bring me here in this British territory, and for proving myself that I can do something different from what I am supposed to do in life, which is to become a true food service professional.

In the next 48 hours, I will be embarking on a new journey, I will be on leave for the next few weeks and then I will start on a fresh project! Let the Spring and Summer in the South Atlantic region begin!

Winter Time June

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Given that we get harsh winter conditions in this South Atlantic island called the Falklands, I managed to get information and read some Cozy Winters Reviews on my spare time. Of course, we are currently in the process of moving to a new and much better place, we might consider getting better winter experience in the comfort of our home. From winter home improvements to winter apparel for our daily use, it is just right to be ready in these cold trying times, especially that we don't just get snow, we also get cold southerly winds with it.