Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Liquid Metal Guitar Company (LMG) is pleased to announce it's first shipment of the new 18k gold M1 T.V. Jones Special, as well as the standard chrome version to Davis Guitar Center in Singapore.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Davis Guitar Center " states Phil Cook, owner of LMG. " We've always felt Asia was tremendous market for us and now to have such a well regarded group as Davis to work with to open it up for us, is great."
"Gold makes for an exceptional looking guitar, without question, the 18k gold makes it wonderfully unique and bold. We're glad Davis sees the market in our art and technology"
"Our mandate is to build metal bodies guitars that take advantage of the exceptional sound opportunities we have found through our growing expertise, as well as, creating looks that one can only get with metal." says Phil.
LMG guitars are not another reinterpretation in wood or plastic. It is metal machined, hard cool metal - with soothing curves and sinful cuts, whose luminescence sizzles and shimmers as only metal can. LMG guitars are a celebration of noise and cars and rock and roll.
For more information, visit their web site at www.liquidmetalguitars.com.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
August 30, 2008 (Late post :( )
Our company went for a whole day fun under the scorching sun in the island of Pandanon, Mactan. The beach was beautiful! Although it was not my first time there, I was amazed by its simplicity yet grandeur all over again. The island is located near the boundary of Bohol, I even thought of kayaking my way there :) but it was exhausting I figure hahaha.
SO, yeah the island is pretty simple, sand, beach, few neighboring islands, and people, but that's what exactly amazed me, sometimes you don't appreciate the most beautiful things when it's surrounded with all the "extras", at that point I was just simply marveled by how the island is from a far and near :) Reminds me of a typical "cebuana" without the dangling, glittering, glamour that covers it. Just simple beauty period :D
Although I said it was not the first time I've visited the place, IT was a first of many things for me. One, is I was able to ride and drive a jet ski hehehehe (yeah!) the ride was a thrill, excitement, a definite adrenaline rush! The good thing about it is that I was able to unnoticingly conquer my fear of you know drowning, maybe my eagerness to try the machine got the better out of it :) good thing!
Another first for me is scuba, we had first hand demonstration from a dive master accompanied by our President, just a few basic drills and reminders he gave before plunging into the deep (If you call 20 feet deep enough, hehehe) Well, uhm in some twist of events I wasn't able to try the scuba but heck hehehe I'll have my chance at another time, no need to rush things :)
Whew! After almost 4 hours of skiing, posing for photos, eating, swimming, scuba, kayak. We pack our stuff and head to the other purpose of our trip, and that is Mangrove planting, yeah! Another first for me, well I had the privilege of photodocumenting the whole affair but I made sure after my work is done I'd be able to plant a seed or two. Had to give my part of taking care of nature too you know. Here's some photos I took:
So what you think about my shots? How much does it worth? Hahahaha! Kidding. Till then.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Who is this guitar I'm talking about? Well it's not really much, but I'm damn proud about my new baby SCARLETT, yeah that's her name and this is what she looks like:
A modified Vintage Strat by Squire. I was visiting a guitar shop one day drooling over a Fender Telecaster (which is my dream guitar 0_0) while all of a sudden this "Strat" caught my attention, at first I was hesitant because it's just a "Squire" and it's not really a high-end guitar so it's a no-no for me. But somehow the unique look of this guitar seemed to have mesmerized me and got me into some sort of a trance and before I knew it I was test-driving this guitar. And I was surprised! Is this really a Squire? I mean, it sounded so good for one. Or maybe I'm a little out of time that Squires at this age really does produce quality stuff like these? I discover that it sported a Duncan Designed pickups so that must have been the source. Hmmmmm.
Check out the reviews for this guitar: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Fender/Squier+Vintage+Modified+Stratocaster/10/1
So immediately I thought, this could be the guitar for me for the moment. Well, I wanted to have a Telecaster but it would definitely cost more of course and honestly I have to consider that,because I have other priorities for my dough. And another thing, right now the only ones available in our local shop are the lower ends of the Telecaster and I'm hoping for the Am Standard. :) So I made a decision to cash in on a Strato for the meantime and save some more for my dream guitar, maybe next year, who knows, eh?
But for now, I'm gonna enjoy playing with my Baby, she's so beautiful like my dream girl, almost! :p
Monday, September 1, 2008
New research shows flies rapidly calculate an escape route once they spot a swatter.
According to new research published in the journal Current Biology, flies have a quick-fire intelligence and are good at planning ahead.
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) filmed experiments using fruit flies and a swatter.
They discovered that flies quickly calculated the location of the threat and an escape plan.
Within 100 milliseconds of spotting the swatter they could move their bodies into a position that allowed an extension of the legs to save them.
Caltech Professor Michael Dickinson, who lead the study, said in the journal that it showed how rapidly a fly's brain processed sensory information.
"We also found that when the fly makes planning movements prior to take-off, it takes into account its body position at the time it first sees the threat," Dickinson said.
"When it first notices an approaching threat, a fly's body might be in any sort of posture depending on what it was doing at the time, like grooming, feeding, walking, or courting. Our experiments showed that the fly somehow 'knows' whether it needs to make large or small postural changes to reach the correct preflight posture."
And Dickinson had some advice on how to successfully swat the lightning limbed insects."It is best not to swat at the fly's starting position, but rather to aim a bit forward of that to anticipate where the fly is going to jump when it first sees your swatter," he said.