Ukuleles are not toy guitars

A ukulele is a small four stringed guitar that is popularly associated with Hawaiian culture . It was made as an imitation of small guitar like instruments that were brought to them by immigrants in the early 19th century.

When I was a little younger I thought ukuleles are toy guitars, just like the toy piano or xylophone my mom bought me.It was only in 9th grade that I realized that they are for adults. Ukuleles come in four different sizes, all designed to produce a unique sound. These four are soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. If you wish to own one you can look for online sales on ukulele and  ukulele string order . Get yours now! None one is too old to learn it!!

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Learning musical instruments help boost confidence

Music has always played a major part of my life, during my earliest age I can remember mom and dad playing classical music constantly in our home. My father had a collection of 78’s from Matt Monroe, Frank Sinatra to Mozart and Beethoven. Me and my brothers used to give singing recitals at home,school and at the church. I am grateful for the exposure our parents gave us to music . I learned different kind of musical instruments from guitar, harmonica, piano to fender mandolin . Being exposed to music lead me to become a confident person. Playing musical instruments or singing in front of people boost my confidence. Until now, I am forever grateful for it!

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Keeping The Boat In Proper Condition

Owning a boat can be a way to enjoy time on the lake on the weekends with family and friends. You can spend time alone fishing or reading a book, getting away from some of the stressful events of life. There are discount marine parts that can be purchased in order to maintain the operation of your boat, such as oil filters, batteries and propellers that might become eroded with rust. You can follow a few simple maintenance tips so that you have a pleasant environment while on a lake or the ocean. These are tips that can help to keep the boat operating and to keep it as clean as possible.

Even though the boat is in the water, it still needs to be washed on a regular basis. You want to remove any salt that has collected on the bottom and sides as this can eat at the paint and the metal. Fresh water and a small amount of soap should be used when cleaning. A long-handled brush is ideal as this can reach areas where you might not be able to get to that are on the bottom of the boat.

As with other vehicles, you need to keep the oil in the boat changed. Low oil can cause issues with the motor. An inboard and a stern drive boat require frequent oil changes as these have more strain on the motor. With the right tools, it’s easy to change the oil as everything is in one place. If you can’t reach the area to change the oil yourself, you need to take it to the dealer.

Examine the propellers and the fasteners. If these become corroded, then they can cause areas of the boat to become disabled until they are fixed. Some boats can possibly get by with only one propeller if there are two, but if both are damaged, then you can’t really get anywhere in the water. An anchor is another item that needs to be on the boat so that you can leave the vehicle in one place while you are in the water.

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My Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Dream come true! We only see this on TV but last November we actually walked where celebrities walk , dined where most famous stars!! We have been to the most iconic landmarks of the city of Los Angeles – the HOLLYWOOD walk of Fame!!

The Hollywood of Fame being more than a tribute to the legends of Hollywood chronicles the meteoric rise of America’s film industry from the days of silent cinema to the present billion dollar blockbusters. The “sidewalk” stars salute actors, singers, directors, songwriters and other well known show biz personalities. Even Bugs Bunny , Micky Mouse and Snoopy has his own star!

Below the star, one can usually see a small emblem that signifies whether the star was an actor, a singer or a director etc. Usually a motion picture camera signifies a contribution to the film industry, a television set denotes the television industry, a phonograph record stands for the music industry, a microphone for the radio broadcast industry and the twin comedy masks stand for theater.

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There are many other attractions on these blocks besides the stars. We saw a lot of  Comic Characters  like IronMan,  a Harlem  basketball Player, musicians in  soul food pedal   and of course Michael Jackson look-alike.

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If you go on a sightseeing tour to Hollywood and the surrounding area, you may find like we did on our  trip. We have been there Two hours and  it was not enough  to allow  everything that we wanted to do. The other area attractions include: The Kodak Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, and Roosevelt Hotel.

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Are you waiting for the firecrackers to announce the New Year?

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Well, the New Year is here with a big bang. You may celebrate with firecracker shows and other ways every year, but the joy on each new year festivity is new . The type of such festivity may differ from place to place. New Year Events like those in London, New York , Hong Kong are rated among the top events held for this occasion.

The most common of course is that at the stroke of the midnight, firecrackers will announce the birth of a fresh New Year to the world. Events are an important part of the celebrations. The shows are held on this day and may also take place all through the month. Events such as, musical concerts, dance shows, sports shows, DJ Nights, beach and parades and cruise parties are some of the common ones to be held in some of the major cities of US, UK , Asia and other nations.

Well, in our part of the globe , we will be welcoming 2016 with a family reunion ! Rejoicing the coming of a new year with a simple family dinner and a movie marathon later. We planned to have a dance session but failed to get a good vibes from online dj store , so we opted to be still and watch movies.

How about you ? How will you spend your new year ?

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