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The Davos Question – Is there a point to be made (that we don’t know of yet)?

Posted by ghostpipe73 on January 29, 2008

I’ve been reading a bit and watching YouTube videos on peoples’ responses from all over the world on the Davos question: What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?

Interesting question. One that is asked time and time again, year after year by groups of people who apparently have an inkling of concern on the current status of the world and what we should do to improve the status quo of situations and circumstances that inflict itself on us and our environment.

In my 34 years of existence on this Earth, I am beginning to appreciate the fact that, if you are absolutely gobsmacked determined to want to make a change in the world, then the only thing that you can rest assured would definitely have a higher chance of success and the most profound of impacts is by making the change in yourself first. Change yourself before changing others.

Watch this “promotional” video in YouTube. It’s trying to encourage all of us to state our opinions on the big Davos question and share it with the rest of the internet-savvy people out there.

The choice is yours.

Only you know what you can do for the world, when you do decide what you can and want to do.


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SKYE Music Centre, Kuching City’s most spacious jamming room

Posted by ghostpipe73 on January 22, 2008

Finally, folks!

In my last post in Music & Entertainment, I was talking about my friend’s up and coming jamming studio that he’s opening in the City. Well here it is. Read the excerpts below which I wrote for a publicity/promotional article, which I believe will be released in one of the local papers soon:

Good news to all musicians in Kuching City and the nearby areas. There is now a new music centre / jamming studio called SKYE Music Centre which has just opened in the City. It is strategically and conveniently located on the 2nd floor, corner lot of one of the new shoplot buildings along Jalan Tun Jugah, Simpang Tiga. The address is Lot 11868, 2nd Floor, Block 16, KCLD Sublot 1, No. 109, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93300 Kuching.

What makes SKYE Music Centre / jamming studio different from the rest?

Size does matter – We do not boast to be the best in terms of musical instruments we provide nor the technology we use, but we do claim to be one that offers the most generous space, a comfortable and conducive as well as inspiring environment for any sort of musically-inclined activity.

Where it’s at – It’s located within a new and upcoming commercial area along Jalan Tun Jugah, which is part of the Simpang Tiga area. You cannot miss the studio; it’s inner walls are painted bright green and there is a banner with domesticated mice playing music on a gong with the title “Skye Music Centre”. This centralized location simply allows anyone to find the place with ease. If you’re still unsure of where it is, here is a quick guide: As you come from the Simpang Tiga flyover heading towards the traffic light to the airport, look to your left just before your eyes catches the Nissan showroom at the corner lot.

The jamming studio opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday to Friday: 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 10.00am – 11.00pm
Monday: Closed

The rates are charged on an hourly basis of RM 50/hour, and RM25 for the subsequent ½ hour. This is only allowed if there are no subsequent bookings made prior to the previous one. However, up until the end of January 2008, we are giving a special, promotional rate of ONLY RM30/hour provided you show us SKYE Music Centre’s discount coupon which is attached to the flyers being distributed at strategic locations in the City.

For safety reasons, only a maximum of 10 persons are allowed inside the studio room at any one time.

Advanced booking / reservations are preferred, please contact the numbers below:

  • 019 895 1326
  • 016 889 6659

We encourage and welcome professional or amateur musicians from all walks of life and from any musical background and influence to come and try out the studio. As long as you are serious about the music you play and you need what we consider as one of the best joints in town to express it, then you are most welcome to SKYE Music Centre.

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More news on SKYE Music Centre, Kuching’s most spacious jamming room

Posted by ghostpipe73 on January 22, 2008

More news for musicians in Kuching City!

SKYE Music Centre is now offering, up until the end of January 2008, a special promotional rate of RM 30 per hour only to jam in their new studio. Check out the flyers that are (and will be distributed) around the City for these special rates discount coupons. If you can’t get hold of one, why don’t you just drop by the music centre and we’ll give you a coupon!

Refer to the flyers attached here for more information and directions to SKYE Music Centre.

Remember folks, seeing is believing. We only have ONE jamming room, and it’s got ample space to even fit three Hummers side by side.

For more information, please call +6 019 895 1326 or +6 016 889 6659.

SKYE MC flyer-front

SKYE MC flyer-back

SKYE MC flyer-The Jamming Room

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Life as I see It

Posted by ghostpipe73 on January 19, 2008

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New jamming outlet – SKYE Music Centre, Jalan Tun Jugah, Kuching

Posted by ghostpipe73 on January 2, 2008

I’m currently working with a close friend of mine on establishing a jamming studio in Kuching, Sarawak. As I type this post, the studio is about 90% complete, having worked intensely through half of November 2007 and all of December 2007 (plus just after Christmas and just before New Year). The location is at the block of new shoplots along Jalan Tun Jugah at Simpang Tiga, if you know where that is. It’s a 2nd floor corner lot, with its closest and prominent neighbour being Tan Chong Brothers Sdn. Bhd.’s Nissan car showroom. On the ground floor is a coffee shop, Kafe Permata, if you still can figure out where it is. The studio walls are painted bright green so if you happen to drive from the airport, as you are about to go up the Simpang Tiga fly-over, take a glance across the road all the way to the other side and you will not miss the bright green paint of the walls. The studio signboard is not up yet, so yeah, you might get lost.

So what’s special about this jamming studio compared to the rest in town, you might ask? Well for one, it is only ONE studio, and a fairly large one at that. It is about 50 feet by 25 feet, with a ceiling height of up to 9 feet. All instruments are brand new, and we have chosen some fairly good musical equipments to go with the larger-than-usual-sized studio. I’ve got some preliminary photos of the place but I won’t be showing any of it to the general public until I get permission from my friend. The official opening of the place is set to be on the 15th of January 2008.

For more information please contact myself (016 889 6659) or Allie Robert (012 930 5643).

More news to come in the next couple of days.

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