1. guitar practice during holiday.
good guitar practice stuff
Doraemon Intro Guitar : Acoustic
There are two types of playing style for acoustic, one is strumming and another is called plucking.
Check Wikipedia for further info.
This Doraemon song is a good plucking song.
My first plucking lesson is Morbid Angel's Desolate Ways as per below.
Morbid Angel - Desolate Ways
The way to play it is actually quite easy and serves as a good foundation for playing basic plucking.
Tutorial Desolate Ways
As at this time of writing 11am, the kittens were sleeping peacefully.
2. As usual, there were voices of critics towards UITM students who were now labelled as stupid and unmarketable, due to the recent "dodol record breaking logo" news.
I would not touch on this issue, instead, I will share with you of actual incidence I've experienced in construction life.
As far as I'm concerned, for new graduates starting to work in this industry, no one cares about which university you come from.
Well, coming from a good university may look good on your resume, but the real test comes within months after you were employed.
For example, I had the personal experience, twice with working from grads from University Teknologi Petronas (UTP). At different times, at different companies.
One turn out to be well, the other was not.
What was shocking, was the difference of maturity level between the two fellas. The one who was not good, simply do not have what it takes to work in construction. The fella was clever, but this fella didn't have the correct mindset and was punished severely for his mistakes.
My honest observation was, it didn't matter which university you came, what matters sometimes is the social background. The fellas from "orang susah" (lazy Malay translation for poor folks) tend to be more matured than the "orang senang". (vice versa for orang susah).
In my opinion, the hardships thru which one was brought up is more important as it prepares one for maturity and responsibility.
I have worked with juniors from UITM and UMP (University Malaysia Pahang) and found these guys to be much better than the folks from elite universities, even oversea graduates.
It is because, during work, not all employers have a leisure time to give training or lectures to spoonfeed the juniors, what is normally done is to pass some responsibility and let that fella think for him/her self.
My honest observation is, those from poor background are more adept to working life, if they made mistakes, they repaired it humbly and tend to be more responsible towards job execution.
The elite ones, tend to have more layback mindset and approach towards work, and so they were seen as "not serious". And so, employers have dilemma in passing over responsibility to them.