Canadian Songwriter, Performer and Audio Professional; living an exciting story in Asia.

 

India

We arrived in Kolkata late last night; judging by that airport, you’d think the world as we know it had ended. It’s far from the modern ‘One World’ that America, China, Canada and most countries have become. I felt very uncomfortable sitting in this terminal, late at night, with a cart full of suitcases too many insects and bottle of clean water, which we aquired at the airport, in China. It’s funny how It’s come to trusting water from China in a situation like this. I’ve heard so many horror stories about the water here… But the more I think about it, China’s water is not much better. Perhaps their supply of clean water is more common, and less questionable. Then again, maybe it’s only that I feel at home there now.

In any case, the expensive hotel (Sahara Star) we’re staying at is well worth it; for the oasis that it is. “An oasis in the concrete city of Mumbai”, as it’s written on the advertisement.

A friend of mine recently asked me to give advise on what headphones, currently on the market are worth looking at. I didn’t really know what to tell him at the time. I rhymed of brands that I trust, but didn’t know of a specific model to recommend.

He was looking for something for regular listening, but suitable for travel, so not too bulky. I came across these upon recommendation from another friend. I had a listen and was very impressed by the sound you hear from this small package.

With solid features like hands-free phone compatibility, noise-cancellation, and a huge frequency range (11hz - 30hz). Not to mention that they fold up and come with a nice little carrying case; great for travel.

AKG K480  - Model referred to in this post.

AKG K450  - The same great sound, without active noise-cancellation.

AKG K420  - If you’re still able to find a pair of these guys, they’re about the same as the new K480, but without all the great features (but much less cost).

A friend of mine recently asked me to give advise on what headphones, currently on the market are worth looking at. I didn’t really know what to tell him at the time. I rhymed of brands that I trust, but didn’t know of a specific model to recommend.

He was looking for something for regular listening, but suitable for travel, so not too bulky. I came across these upon recommendation from another friend. I had a listen and was very impressed by the sound you hear from this small package.

With solid features like hands-free phone compatibility, noise-cancellation, and a huge frequency range (11hz - 30hz). Not to mention that they fold up and come with a nice little carrying case; great for travel.


AKG K480 - Model referred to in this post.

AKG K450 - The same great sound, without active noise-cancellation.

AKG K420 - If you’re still able to find a pair of these guys, they’re about the same as the new K480, but without all the great features (but much less cost).

I bought my ticket!

Toronto to Vancouver 11/07/11 8:15 PM - 10:05 PM Air Canada #33 Vancouver to Beijing 12/07/11 3:00 AM - 5:25 AM Air China #998 Beijing to Kunming 13/07/11 7:55 AM - 11:10 AM Air China #1403

Hong Kong

I’ve been through the north of China, and now in the south. Last week I even got to see a glimpse of Burma! For a long time I’ve been waiting to see Hong Kong and now I’ve got the chance. I have to leave Mainland China every 60 days to avoid problems with my visa, so I thought this time I would take the opportunity to see what Hong Kong is about. My flight leaves in 3 hours. My bags are packed and I’m heading over to Wang’fu’jing for a haircut!

"Tying up the loose ends."

The days just seem to be flying by. My last post was three days ago already. Last week, a friend suggested that I start video blogging. I’m an all in guy. That means if I do start that, it’s going to take up a lot of time. I might do it on occasion; I do like the idea. I just don’t think I could make it a regular thing. I’ll just keep some variation; some text, some graphics and a few videos here and there -that seems to be the best plan.

Top of the list…

Make sure my phone works - Cash check - Thank God I sold my guitar amp (lots more gear for sale). - Design Cards for Evan Champagne - Quote on Web Development job for the ‘Leket’ project

"Tying up the loose ends."

The days just seem to be flying by. My last post was three days ago already. Last week, a friend suggested that I start video blogging. I’m an all in guy. That means if I do start that, it’s going to take up a lot of time. I might do it on occasion; I do like the idea. I just don’t think I could make it a regular thing. I’ll just keep some variation; some text, some graphics and a few videos here and there -that seems to be the best plan.

Top of the list…

Make sure my phone works - Cash check - Thank God I sold my guitar amp (lots more gear for sale). - Design Cards for Evan Champagne - Quote on Web Development job for the ‘Leket’ project